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crumple (Also crumpling, crumplings, crumpled, crumples) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to crumple

convolute

  • verb curl, wind, or twist together
    convolve.
  • verb practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
    twist; pervert; sophisticate; twist around.
    • Don't twist my words

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crystallise

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystalise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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crumpled

  • adjective satellite of metal e.g.
    bent; dented.
    • bent nails
    • a car with a crumpled front end
    • dented fenders
  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down

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lace

  • noun a cord that is drawn through eyelets or around hooks in order to draw together two edges (as of a shoe or garment)
    lacing.
  • noun a delicate decorative fabric woven in an open web of symmetrical patterns

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fawn

  • noun a color or pigment varying around a light grey-brown color
    greyish brown; dun; grayish brown.
    • she wore dun
  • noun a young deer

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laugh_line

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    crow's foot; crow's feet.
  • noun the point of a joke or humorous story
    gag line; tag line; punch line.

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scratch

  • noun an abraded area where the skin is torn or worn off
    abrasion; excoriation; scrape.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    slit; prick; incision; dent.

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varying

  • adjective satellite marked by diversity or difference
    variable.
    • the varying angles of roof slope
    • nature is infinitely variable
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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crumple

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb fold or collapse
    buckle.
    • His knees buckled

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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integrity

  • noun an undivided or unbroken completeness or totality with nothing wanting
    unity; wholeness.
    • the integrity of the nervous system is required for normal development
    • he took measures to insure the territorial unity of Croatia
  • noun moral soundness
    • he expects to find in us the common honesty and integrity of men of business
    • they admired his scrupulous professional integrity

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isometric

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric line.
  • adjective related by an isometry

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uneven

  • adjective not even or uniform as e.g. in shape or texture
    • an uneven color
    • uneven ground
    • uneven margins
    • wood with an uneven grain
  • adjective satellite (of a contest or contestants) not fairly matched as opponents
    mismatched.
    • vaudeville...waged an uneven battle against the church

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founder

  • noun inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    laminitis.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; beginner.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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tweet

  • noun a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • verb make a weak, chirping sound
    twirp.
    • the small bird was tweeting in the tree

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charge

  • noun an impetuous rush toward someone or something
    • the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary
    • the battle began with a cavalry charge
  • noun (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense
    complaint.
    • he was arrested on a charge of larceny

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frown_line

  • noun a facial wrinkle associated with frowning

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dapple

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; fleck.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb colour with streaks or blotches of different shades
    cloud; mottle.

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brown

  • noun an orange of low brightness and saturation
    brownness.
  • noun Scottish botanist who first observed the movement of small particles in fluids now known a Brownian motion (1773-1858)
    Robert Brown.

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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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crumple

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb fold or collapse
    buckle.
    • His knees buckled

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isometric_line

  • noun a line connecting isometric points
    isometric.

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distort

  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; garble.
  • verb form into a spiral shape
    twist; twine.
    • The cord is all twisted

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print

  • noun the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication
    • I want to see it in print
  • noun a picture or design printed from an engraving

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wavy

  • adjective satellite (of hair) having waves
    • she had long wavy hair
  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.

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hatching

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatch.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatch.

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fall

  • noun the season when the leaves fall from the trees
    autumn.
    • in the fall of 1973
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    tumble; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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life_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    lifeline; line of life.

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pinch

  • noun a painful or straitened circumstance
    • the pinch of the recession
  • noun an injury resulting from getting some body part squeezed

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seriph

  • noun a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
    serif.

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poppy

  • noun annual or biennial or perennial herbs having showy flowers

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unevenness

  • noun the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
    variability.
  • noun the quality of being unbalanced

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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gasify

  • verb turn into gas
    aerify; vaporise; vaporize.
    • The substance gasified

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hardening

  • noun abnormal hardening or thickening of tissue
  • noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    solidifying; curing; set; solidification.
    • the hardening of concrete
    • he tested the set of the glue

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pleat

  • noun any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    plait.
  • verb pleat or gather into a ruffle
    ruffle.
    • ruffle the curtain fabric

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trend

  • noun a general direction in which something tends to move
    tendency.
    • the shoreward tendency of the current
    • the trend of the stock market
  • noun general line of orientation
    course.
    • the river takes a southern course
    • the northeastern trend of the coast

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stoop

  • noun an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward
  • noun basin for holy water
    stoup.

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pull_off

  • verb pull or pull out sharply
    tweak; pick off; pluck.
    • pluck the flowers off the bush
  • verb cause to withdraw
    • We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged

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gnarl

  • noun something twisted and tight and swollen
    knot.
    • their muscles stood out in knots
    • the old man's fists were two great gnarls
    • his stomach was in knots
  • verb twist into a state of deformity
    • The wind has gnarled this old tree

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crook

  • noun someone who has committed a crime or has been legally convicted of a crime
    malefactor; outlaw; criminal; felon.
  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; bend; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path

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ruckle

  • verb make a hoarse, rattling sound
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; crinkle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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filter_out

  • verb remove by passing through a filter
    filter; filtrate; separate out; strain.
    • filter out the impurities

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forging

  • noun shaping metal by heating and hammering
  • verb create by hammering
    forge; hammer.
    • hammer the silver into a bowl
    • forge a pair of tongues

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fluting

  • noun a groove or furrow in cloth etc (particularly a shallow concave groove on the shaft of a column)
    flute.
  • verb form flutes in
    flute.

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bake

  • verb cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven
    • bake the potatoes
  • verb prepare with dry heat in an oven
    • bake a cake

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twilled

  • adjective satellite of textiles; having parallel raised lines
    corded.
  • verb weave diagonal lines into (textiles)
    twill.

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even

  • noun the latter part of the day (the period of decreasing daylight from late afternoon until nightfall)
    eventide; evening; eve.
    • he enjoyed the evening light across the lake
  • verb make level or straight
    even out; level; flush.
    • level the ground

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twine

  • noun a lightweight cord
    string.
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    lace; interlace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts

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crunkle

To cry like a crane. Obs. "The crane crunketh." Withals (1608).

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speckle

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    spot; patch; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • verb produce a mottled effect
    stipple.
    • The sunlight stippled the trees

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transpire

  • verb pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    transpirate.
  • verb exude water vapor
    • plants transpire

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cooking

  • noun the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
    preparation; cookery.
    • cooking can be a great art
    • people are needed who have experience in cookery
    • he left the preparation of meals to his wife
  • verb prepare a hot meal
    cook.
    • My husband doesn't cook

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melt

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; thaw; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    melt down; run.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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crush

  • noun leather that has had its grain pattern accentuated
    crushed leather.
  • noun a dense crowd of people
    press; jam.

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printing

  • noun text handwritten in the style of printed matter
  • noun the business of producing printed material for sale or distribution

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meld

  • noun a form of rummy using two decks of cards and four jokers; jokers and deuces are wild; the object is to form groups of the same rank
    canasta; basket rummy.
  • verb announce for a score; of cards in a card game

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crouch

  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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splinter

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    sliver.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • verb withdraw from an organization or communion
    break away; secede.
    • After the break up of the Soviet Union, many republics broke away

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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sieve

  • noun a strainer for separating lumps from powdered material or grading particles
    screen.
  • verb examine in order to test suitability
    sort; screen; screen out.
    • screen these samples
    • screen the job applicants

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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descender

  • noun someone who descends
  • noun a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters

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pressure

  • noun the force applied to a unit area of surface; measured in pascals (SI unit) or in dynes (cgs unit)
    pressure level; force per unit area.
    • the compressed gas exerts an increased pressure
  • noun a force that compels
    • the public brought pressure to bear on the government

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shift

  • noun an event in which something is displaced without rotation
    displacement.
  • noun a qualitative change
    transformation; transmutation.

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bow

  • noun a knot with two loops and loose ends; used to tie shoelaces
    bowknot.
  • noun a slightly curved piece of resilient wood with taut horsehair strands; used in playing certain stringed instruments

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detonate

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst and release energy as through a violent chemical or physical reaction
    explode; blow up.
    • the bomb detonated at noon
    • The Molotov cocktail exploded

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line_of_fate

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of Saturn; line of destiny.

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crystallize

  • verb cause to take on a definite and clear shape
    crystallise; crystalise; crystalize.
    • He tried to crystallize his thoughts
  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault

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frumple

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line_of_saturn

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of destiny; line of fate.

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stew

  • noun agitation resulting from active worry
    swither; sweat; lather; fret.
    • don't get in a stew
    • he's in a sweat about exams
  • noun food prepared by stewing especially meat or fish with vegetables

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set_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; trigger; spark off; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits
  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; start out; start; part; set out; take off.
    • The family took off for Florida

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love

  • noun a strong positive emotion of regard and affection
    • his love for his work
    • children need a lot of love
  • noun any object of warm affection or devotion;
    passion.
    • the theater was her first love
    • he has a passion for cock fighting

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divide

  • noun a serious disagreement between two groups of people (typically producing tension or hostility)
  • noun a ridge of land that separates two adjacent river systems
    water parting; watershed.

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crumpet

  • noun a thick soft cake with a porous texture; cooked on a griddle

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tweak

  • noun a squeeze with the fingers
    pinch.
  • verb pinch or squeeze sharply

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immix

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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limn

  • verb trace the shape of
    delineate; outline.
  • verb make a portrait of
    portray; depict.
    • Goya wanted to portray his mistress, the Duchess of Alba

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circumscribe

  • verb draw a line around
    • He drew a circle around the points
  • verb restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    confine; limit.

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crow's_foot

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    laugh line; crow's feet.
  • noun large tree of Australasia
    silky elm; booyong; brown oak; red beech; Terrietia trifoliolata; stave wood; Heritiera trifoliolata.

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pulverize

  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    powderize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains
  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverise.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand

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fall_apart

  • verb lose one's emotional or mental composure
    go to pieces.
    • She fell apart when her only child died
  • verb go to pieces
    break; wear out; wear; bust.
    • The lawn mower finally broke
    • The gears wore out
    • The old chair finally fell apart completely

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guideline

  • noun a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  • noun a detailed plan or explanation to guide you in setting standards or determining a course of action
    road map.
    • the president said he had a road map for normalizing relations with Vietnam

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coalesce

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well
  • verb fuse or cause to grow together

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line_of_heart

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    heart line; love line; mensal line.

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cross_hair

  • noun either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
    cross wire.
    • he had the target in his cross hairs

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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shagged

  • adjective satellite having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
    shaggy.
    • junipers with shagged trunks
    • shaggy rugs
  • verb dance the shag
    shag.

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folder

  • noun a small book usually having a paper cover
    brochure; booklet; leaflet; pamphlet.
  • noun covering that is folded over to protect the contents

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grill

  • noun a restaurant where food is cooked on a grill
    grillroom.
  • noun a framework of metal bars used as a partition or a grate
    grillwork; grille.
    • he cooked hamburgers on the grill

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cap

  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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grovel

  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; cower; cringe; creep.

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paragraph

  • noun one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas; the beginning is usually marked by a new indented line
  • verb divide into paragraphs, as of text
    • This story is well paragraphed

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uncrumple

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tracing

  • noun the act of drawing a plan or diagram or outline
  • noun a drawing created by superimposing a semitransparent sheet of paper on the original image and copying on it the lines of the original image
    trace.

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palpitating

  • adjective satellite having a slight and rapid trembling motion
    palpitant.
    • palpitant movements rather than violent eruptions
    • my palpitating heart
  • verb cause to throb or beat rapidly
    palpitate.
    • Her violent feelings palpitated the young woman's heart

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dissolve

  • noun (film) a gradual transition from one scene to the next; the next scene is gradually superimposed as the former scene fades out
  • verb become weaker
    fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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melt_down

  • verb reduce or cause to be reduced from a solid to a liquid state, usually by heating
    run; melt.
    • melt butter
    • melt down gold
    • The wax melted in the sun

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crosshatch

  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    hachure; hatching; hatch.
  • verb shade with multiple crossing lines
    • the draftsman crosshatched the area

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heart

  • noun the locus of feelings and intuitions
    bosom.
    • in your heart you know it is true
    • her story would melt your bosom
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    pump; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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give

  • noun the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length
    spring; springiness.
  • verb cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense
    • She gave him a black eye
    • The draft gave me a cold

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nock

  • verb make small marks into the surface of
    score; mark.
    • score the clay before firing it

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slit

  • noun a long narrow opening
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; snatch; twat; cunt.

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way

  • noun how something is done or how it happens
    style; fashion; manner; mode.
    • her dignified manner
    • his rapid manner of talking
    • their nomadic mode of existence
    • in the characteristic New York style
    • a lonely way of life
    • in an abrasive fashion
  • noun how a result is obtained or an end is achieved
    agency; means.
    • a means of control
    • an example is the best agency of instruction
    • the true way to success

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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filtrate

  • noun the product of filtration; a gas or liquid that has been passed through a filter
  • verb remove by passing through a filter
    filter; separate out; filter out; strain.
    • filter out the impurities

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dimple

  • noun a chad that has been punched or dimpled but all four corners are still attached
    dimpled chad; pregnant chad.
  • noun any slight depression in a surface
    • there are approximately 336 dimples on a golf ball

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breaking

  • noun the act of breaking something
    break; breakage.
    • the breakage was unavoidable
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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ledger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; leger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun an accounting journal as a physical object
    daybook.
    • he bought a new daybook

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solidifying

  • noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    curing; hardening; set; solidification.
    • the hardening of concrete
    • he tested the set of the glue
  • verb make solid or more solid; cause to solidify
    solidify.

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balkanize

  • verb divide a territory into small, hostile states
    Balkanise.

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ladder

  • noun steps consisting of two parallel members connected by rungs; for climbing up or down
  • noun ascending stages by which somebody or something can progress
    • he climbed the career ladder

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spot

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    topographic point; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising

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lump

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; clump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun an abnormal protuberance or localized enlargement
    swelling; puffiness.

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incurvate

  • verb bend inwards
    • The body incurvates a little at the back
  • verb cause to curve inward
    • gravity incurvates the rays

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dethaw

  • verb become or cause to become soft or liquid
    thaw; melt; unthaw; unfreeze; dissolve.
    • The sun melted the ice
    • the ice thawed
    • the ice cream melted
    • The heat melted the wax
    • The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    • dethaw the meat

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curing

  • noun the process of becoming hard or solid by cooling or drying or crystallization
    solidifying; hardening; set; solidification.
    • the hardening of concrete
    • he tested the set of the glue
  • verb provide a cure for, make healthy again
    heal; cure; bring around.
    • The treatment cured the boy's acne
    • The quack pretended to heal patients but never managed to

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crump

  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    scrunch; thud.
  • verb bombard with heavy shells

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dissolving

  • noun the process of going into solution
    dissolution.
    • the dissolving of salt in water
  • verb become weaker
    dissolve; fade away; fade out.
    • The sound faded out

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twitch

  • noun a sudden muscle spasm; especially one caused by a nervous condition
    vellication; twitching.
  • verb make an uncontrolled, short, jerky motion
    jerk.
    • his face is twitching

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outline

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    lineation.
  • noun a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
    precis; synopsis; abstract.

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curl_up

  • verb shape one's body into a curl
    curl; draw in.
    • She curled farther down under the covers
    • She fell and drew in

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pucker

  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    ruck.
  • verb to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    knit; rumple; crumple; cockle.
    • She puckered her lips

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trembling

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • verb move or jerk quickly and involuntarily up and down or sideways
    tremble.
    • His hands were trembling when he signed the document

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unfreeze

  • verb become or cause to become soft or liquid
    thaw; melt; unthaw; dethaw; dissolve.
    • The sun melted the ice
    • the ice thawed
    • the ice cream melted
    • The heat melted the wax
    • The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    • dethaw the meat
  • verb make (assets) available
    release; unblock; free.
    • release the holdings in the dictator's bank account

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tilt

  • noun a combat between two mounted knights tilting against each other with blunted lances
    joust.
  • noun a contentious speech act; a dispute where there is strong disagreement
    contestation; contention; arguing; argument; controversy; disputation; disceptation.
    • they were involved in a violent argument

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alloy

  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    metal.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper
  • noun the state of impairing the quality or reducing the value of something
    admixture.

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lined

  • adjective satellite bordered by a line of things
    • tree lined streets
  • verb be in line with; form a line along
    run along; line.
    • trees line the riverbank

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crumple

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; break down; crumble.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb fold or collapse
    buckle.
    • His knees buckled

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deform

  • verb make formless
    • the heat deformed the plastic sculpture
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; contort.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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vary

  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    alter; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season
  • verb be at variance with; be out of line with
    depart; deviate; diverge.

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fold_up

  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold; turn up.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar
  • verb become folded or folded up
    fold.
    • The bed folds in a jiffy

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mixing

  • noun the act of mixing together
    mixture; intermixture; mix; commixture; admixture.
    • paste made by a mix of flour and water
    • the mixing of sound channels in the recording studio
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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accrete

  • verb grow together (of plants and organs)
    • After many years the rose bushes grew together
  • verb grow or become attached by accretion
    • The story accreted emotion

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braid

  • noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    twist; tress; plait.
  • noun trimming used to decorate clothes or curtains
    gold braid; braiding.

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change_integrity

  • verb change in physical make-up

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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change_form

  • verb assume a different shape or form
    change shape; deform.

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curly

  • adjective (of hair) having curls or waves
    • they envied her naturally curly hair

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decay

  • noun the process of gradually becoming inferior
  • noun a gradual decrease; as of stored charge or current
    decline.

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lifeline

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    line of life; life line.
  • noun support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
    • the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin
    • she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief

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shuddering

  • adjective satellite shaking convulsively or violently
  • verb shake, as from cold
    shudder; shiver.
    • The children are shivering--turn on the heat!

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carve

  • verb form by carving
    • Carve a flower from the ice
  • verb engrave or cut by chipping away at a surface
    chip at.
    • carve one's name into the bark

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alter

  • verb cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
    modify; change.
    • The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city
    • The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue
  • verb become different in some particular way, without permanently losing one's or its former characteristics or essence
    vary; change.
    • her mood changes in accordance with the weather
    • The supermarket's selection of vegetables varies according to the season

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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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imbricate

  • verb place so as to overlap
    • imbricate the roof tiles
  • verb overlap
    • The roof tiles imbricate

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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fragment

  • noun a piece broken off or cut off of something else
    • a fragment of rock
  • noun a broken piece of a brittle artifact
    sherd; shard.

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belch

  • noun a reflex that expels gas noisily from the stomach through the mouth
    burping; eructation; belching; burp.
  • verb expel gas from the stomach
    bubble; burp; eruct.
    • In China it is polite to burp at the table

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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liquify

  • verb make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
    liquidise; liquefy; liquidize.
    • liquefy the silver
  • verb become liquid or fluid when heated
    flux; liquefy.
    • the frozen fat liquefied

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scatter

  • noun a haphazard distribution in all directions
    spread.
  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; strewing.

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break_open

  • verb open with force
    • He broke open the picnic basket
  • verb come open suddenly and violently, as if from internal pressure
    split; burst.
    • The bubble burst

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sublimate

  • noun the product of vaporization of a solid
  • verb direct energy or urges into useful activities

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jaggy

  • adjective satellite having an irregularly notched or toothed margin as though gnawed
    jagged; erose; toothed; notched.
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; scraggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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explode

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    detonate; blow up; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb burst outward, usually with noise
    burst.
    • The champagne bottle exploded

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merge

  • verb become one
    unify; unite.
    • Germany unified officially in 1990
    • the cells merge
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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slide

  • noun a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    microscope slide.
  • noun (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

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roast

  • noun a piece of meat roasted or for roasting and of a size for slicing into more than one portion
    joint.
  • noun negative criticism
    knock.

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gauffer

  • noun an iron used to press pleats and ridges
    goffering iron; goffer; gauffering iron.
  • noun an ornamental frill made by pressing pleats
    goffer.

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crystalize

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; crystalise; shed light on; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalise; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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consolidate

  • verb unite into one
    • The companies consolidated
  • verb make firm or secure; strengthen
    • consolidate one's gains
    • consolidate one's hold on first place

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concertina

  • noun coiled barbed wire used as an obstacle
  • noun free-reed instrument played like an accordion by pushing its ends together to force air through the reeds

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variegate

  • verb change the appearance of, especially by marking with different colors
  • verb make something more diverse and varied
    motley; vary.
    • Vary the menu

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chunk

  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; clump.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
  • noun a substantial amount
    • we won a chunk of money

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pasteurise

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurize.
    • pasteurize milk

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calibrate

  • verb make fine adjustments or divide into marked intervals for optimal measuring
    fine-tune; graduate.
    • calibrate an instrument
    • graduate a cylinder
  • verb mark (the scale of a measuring instrument) so that it can be read in the desired units
    • he calibrated the thermometer for the Celsius scale

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combining

  • noun an occurrence that results in things being united
    combine.
  • noun the act of combining things to form a new whole
    compounding; combination.

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jagged

  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    scraggy; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs
  • verb cut teeth into; make a jagged cutting edge
    jag.

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copolymerise

  • verb polymerize together
    copolymerize.
    • the two substances copolymerized

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turn_up

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    show up; come out; surface; come on.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
    fold up; fold.
    • fold up the newspaper
    • turn up your collar

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extract

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    infusion.
  • noun a passage selected from a larger work
    excerption; selection; excerpt.
    • he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

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jell

  • verb become gelatinous
    set; congeal.
    • the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

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effloresce

  • verb come into or as if into flower
    burst forth.
    • These manifestations effloresced in the past
  • verb assume crystalline form; become crystallized
    crystalise; crystalize; crystallize.

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lipstick

  • noun makeup that is used to color the lips
    lip rouge.
  • verb form by tracing with lipstick
    • The clown had lipsticked circles on his cheeks

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ruck

  • noun a crowd especially of ordinary or undistinguished persons or things
    herd.
    • his brilliance raised him above the ruck
    • the children resembled a fairy herd
  • noun an irregular fold in an otherwise even surface (as in cloth)
    pucker.

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tottering

  • adjective satellite unsteady in gait as from infirmity or old age
    tottery.
    • a tottering skeleton of a horse
    • a tottery old man
  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    totter.
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table

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fragmentise

  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentize; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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polymerize

  • verb cause (a compound) to polymerize
    polymerise.
  • verb undergo polymerization
    polymerise.

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compounding

  • noun the act of combining things to form a new whole
    combination; combining.
  • verb make more intense, stronger, or more marked
    heighten; intensify; deepen; compound.
    • The efforts were intensified", "Her rudeness intensified his dislike for her
    • Pot smokers claim it heightens their awareness
    • This event only deepened my convictions

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saturn

  • noun a giant planet that is surrounded by three planar concentric rings of ice particles; the 6th planet from the sun
  • noun (Roman mythology) god of agriculture and vegetation; counterpart of Greek Cronus
    • Saturday is Saturn's Day

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fricassee

  • noun pieces of chicken or other meat stewed in gravy with e.g. carrots and onions and served with noodles or dumplings
  • verb make a fricassee of by cooking
    • fricassee meats

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roughened

  • adjective satellite used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
    chapped; cracked.
    • chapped lips
  • verb make rough or rougher
    roughen.
    • roughen the surfaces so they will stick to each other

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plication

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    crease; fold; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun the act of folding in parallel folds
    pleating.

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sectionalise

  • verb divide into sections, especially into geographic sections
    sectionalize.
    • sectionalize a country

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inscribe

  • verb carve, cut, or etch into a material or surface
    scratch; grave; engrave.
    • engrave a pen
    • engraved the trophy cupt with the winner's
    • the lovers scratched their names into the bark of the tree
  • verb register formally as a participant or member
    enroll; enter; enrol; recruit.
    • The party recruited many new members

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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scrunch

  • noun a crunching noise
  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    thud; crump.

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faulting

  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; fracture; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust
  • verb put or pin the blame on
    blame; fault.

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initialize

  • verb assign an initial value to a computer program
    initialise.
  • verb divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    initialise; format.
    • Please format this disk before entering data!

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knit

  • noun a fabric made by knitting
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    plain; plain stitch; knit stitch.

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card

  • noun one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used for playing games or for telling fortunes
    • he collected cards and traded them with the other boys
  • noun a card certifying the identity of the bearer
    identity card.
    • he had to show his card to get in

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indent

  • noun an order for goods to be exported or imported
  • noun the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
    indention; indenture; indentation.

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rumple

  • verb disturb the smoothness of
    mess up; ruffle up; ruffle.
    • ruffle the surface of the water
  • verb to gather something into small wrinkles or folds
    knit; pucker; crumple; cockle.
    • She puckered her lips

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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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change_shape

  • verb assume a different shape or form
    change form; deform.

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fleck

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; chip; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; patch; maculation; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red

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wobbling

  • adjective satellite (of sound) fluctuating unsteadily
    • a low-pitched wobbling sound
  • verb move unsteadily
    wobble; coggle.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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crape

  • noun small very thin pancake
    crepe; French pancake.
  • noun a soft thin light fabric with a crinkled surface
    crepe.

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out_of_true

  • adjective satellite not accurately fitted; not level
    untrue.
    • the frame was out of true
    • off-level floors and untrue doors and windows

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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wash

  • noun a thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; washing.

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untrue

  • adjective satellite not according with the facts
    • unfortunately the statement was simply untrue
  • adjective satellite not true to an obligation or trust
    • is untrue to his highest opportunity and duty"-Bruno Laske

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draw_in

  • verb pull inward or towards a center
    retract.
    • The pilot drew in the landing gear
    • The cat retracted his claws
  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

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open

  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    clear.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open
  • noun where the air is unconfined
    out-of-doors; open air; outdoors.
    • he wanted to get outdoors a little
    • the concert was held in the open air
    • camping in the open

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zap

  • noun a sudden event that imparts energy or excitement, usually with a dramatic impact
    • they gave it another zap of radiation
  • verb strike suddenly and with force
    • This show zaps the viewers with some shocking scenes

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centrifuge

  • noun an apparatus that uses centrifugal force to separate particles from a suspension
    extractor; separator.
  • verb rotate at very high speed in order to separate the liquids from the solids
    centrifugate.

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droop

  • noun a shape that sags
    sag.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; sag.

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arch

  • noun a curved shape in the vertical plane that spans an opening
  • noun a curved bony structure supporting or enclosing organs (especially the inner sides of the feet)

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reline

  • verb provide with a new lining
    • the old fur coat must be relined
  • verb put new lines on
    • reline the paper

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construct

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    concept; conception.
  • verb make by combining materials and parts
    make; build.
    • this little pig made his house out of straw
    • Some eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

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powderize

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderise; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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rippled

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    wavy; crinkly; crinkled; wavelike.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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dissever

  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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break_up

  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds
  • verb discontinue an association or relation; go different ways
    break; separate; split up; part; split.
    • The business partners broke over a tax question
    • The couple separated after 25 years of marriage
    • My friend and I split up

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thaw

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    warming; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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collapse

  • noun an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion
    prostration.
    • the commander's prostration demoralized his men
  • noun a natural event caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in
    • the roof is in danger of collapse
    • the collapse of the old star under its own gravity

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crawl

  • noun a very slow movement
    • the traffic advanced at a crawl
  • noun a swimming stroke; arms are moved alternately overhead accompanied by a flutter kick
    Australian crawl; front crawl.

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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fragmentize

  • verb break or cause to break into pieces
    fragment; fragmentise; break up.
    • The plate fragmented

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distill

  • verb remove impurities from, increase the concentration of, and separate through the process of distillation
    make pure; purify; sublimate.
    • purify the water
  • verb undergo the process of distillation
    distil.

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cockle

  • noun common edible European bivalve
  • noun common edible, burrowing European bivalve mollusk that has a strong, rounded shell with radiating ribs

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grain

  • noun a relatively small granular particle of a substance
    • a grain of sand
    • a grain of sugar
  • noun foodstuff prepared from the starchy grains of cereal grasses
    food grain; cereal.

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cuff

  • noun the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
    turnup.
  • noun shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs
    handlock; handcuff; manacle.

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give_way

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; break; cave in; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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sectionalize

  • verb divide into sections, especially into geographic sections
    sectionalise.
    • sectionalize a country

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hairline

  • noun a very thin line
  • noun the natural margin formed by hair on the head

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blow_up

  • verb cause to burst with a violent release of energy
    explode; detonate; set off.
    • We exploded the nuclear bomb
  • verb make large
    enlarge; magnify.
    • blow up an image

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sag

  • noun a shape that sags
    droop.
    • there was a sag in the chair seat
  • verb droop, sink, or settle from or as if from pressure or loss of tautness
    flag; swag; droop.

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spectrum

  • noun an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • noun a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

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conjugate

  • noun a mixture of two partially miscible liquids A and B produces two conjugate solutions: one of A in B and another of B in A
    conjugate solution.
  • verb unite chemically so that the product is easily broken down into the original compounds

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blanch

  • verb turn pale, as if in fear
    blench; pale.
  • verb cook (vegetables) briefly
    parboil.
    • Parboil the beans before freezing them

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lumpy

  • adjective satellite like or containing small sticky lumps
    chunky.
    • the dumplings were chunky pieces of uncooked dough
  • adjective satellite having lumps; not smooth and even in texture
    • lumpy gravy

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angle

  • noun the space between two lines or planes that intersect; the inclination of one line to another; measured in degrees or radians
  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    slant.

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cave

  • noun a geological formation consisting of an underground enclosure with access from the surface of the ground or from the sea
  • verb hollow out as if making a cave or opening
    undermine.
    • The river was caving the banks

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canton

  • noun a small administrative division of a country
  • noun a city on the Zhu Jiang delta in southern China; the capital of Guangdong province and a major deep-water port
    Kwangchow; Guangzhou; Kuangchou.

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mix

  • noun a commercially prepared mixture of dry ingredients
    premix.
  • noun an event that combines things in a mixture
    mixture.
    • a gradual mixture of cultures

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fracture

  • noun breaking of hard tissue such as bone
    break.
    • it was a nasty fracture
    • the break seems to have been caused by a fall
  • noun (geology) a crack in the earth's crust resulting from the displacement of one side with respect to the other
    fault; geological fault; break; faulting; shift.
    • they built it right over a geological fault
    • he studied the faulting of the earth's crust

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hatch

  • noun the production of young from an egg
    hatching.
  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hachure; hatching.

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crinkled

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; wavy; crinkly; wavelike.
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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surf

  • noun waves breaking on the shore
    breaker; breakers.
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surfboard.
    • Californians love to surf

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patchy

  • adjective satellite irregular or uneven in quality, texture, etc.
    • a patchy essay
    • patchy fog

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prick

  • noun insulting terms of address for people who are stupid or irritating or ridiculous
    mother fucker; bastard; SOB; motherfucker; whoreson; dickhead; son of a bitch; asshole; cocksucker; shit.
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; incision; dent.

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trace

  • noun a just detectable amount
    suggestion; hint.
    • he speaks French with a trace of an accent
  • noun an indication that something has been present
    vestige; shadow; tincture.
    • there wasn't a trace of evidence for the claim
    • a tincture of condescension

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slump

  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slack; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality
  • noun a long-term economic state characterized by unemployment and low prices and low levels of trade and investment
    economic crisis; depression.

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flute

  • noun a high-pitched woodwind instrument; a slender tube closed at one end with finger holes on one end and an opening near the closed end across which the breath is blown
    transverse flute.
  • noun a tall narrow wineglass
    champagne flute; flute glass.

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trend_line

  • noun a line on a graph indicating a statistical trend

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evaporate

  • verb lose or cause to lose liquid by vaporization leaving a more concentrated residue
    vaporise; vaporize.
    • evaporate milk
  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    vaporise.
    • The chemist evaporated the water

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pick_off

  • verb shoot one by one
  • verb pull or pull out sharply
    tweak; pluck; pull off.
    • pluck the flowers off the bush

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staff_line

  • noun any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff

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wire

  • noun ligament made of metal and used to fasten things or make cages or fences etc
  • noun a metal conductor that carries electricity over a distance
    conducting wire.

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double_over

  • verb bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    double up; double.
    • He doubled and vomited violently

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crow's_feet

  • noun a wrinkle in the skin at the outer corner of your eyes
    laugh line; crow's foot.

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corded

  • adjective satellite of textiles; having parallel raised lines
    twilled.
  • verb stack in cords
    cord.
    • cord firewood

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syncretise

  • verb become fused
    syncretize.
  • verb unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
    syncretize.

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powderise

  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized
  • verb make into a powder by breaking up or cause to become dust
    pulverize; powderize; pulverise; powder.
    • pulverize the grains

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gather

  • noun sewing consisting of small folds or puckers made by pulling tight a thread in a line of stitching
    gathering.
  • noun the act of gathering something
    gathering.

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dent

  • noun an appreciable consequence (especially a lessening)
    • it made a dent in my bank account
  • noun a depression scratched or carved into a surface
    scratch; slit; prick; incision.

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mensal_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; love line.

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pasteurize

  • verb heat food in order to kill harmful microorganisms
    pasteurise.
    • pasteurize milk

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blend

  • noun an occurrence of thorough mixing
  • noun a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
    portmanteau word; portmanteau.
    • `smog' is a blend of `smoke' and `fog'
    • `motel' is a portmanteau word made by combining `motor' and `hotel'
    • `brunch' is a well-known portmanteau

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quavering

  • adjective satellite (of the voice) quivering as from weakness or fear
    tremulous.
    • the old lady's quavering voice
    • spoke timidly in a tremulous voice
  • verb give off unsteady sounds, alternating in amplitude or frequency
    quaver; waver.

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thicken

  • verb make thick or thicker
    inspissate.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch
  • verb become thick or thicker
    inspissate.
    • The sauce thickened
    • The egg yolk will inspissate

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crimple

To cause to shrink or draw together; to contract; to curl. R. Wiseman.

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gauge

  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring and indicating a quantity such as the thickness of wire or the amount of rain etc.
    gage.
  • noun accepted or approved instance or example of a quantity or quality against which others are judged or measured or compared
    standard of measurement.

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dotted_line

  • noun a line made up of dots or dashes; often used to indicate where you are supposed to sign a contract
    • just sign on the dotted line

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rough

  • noun the part of a golf course bordering the fairway where the grass is not cut short
  • verb prepare in preliminary or sketchy form
    rough in; rough out.

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fine

  • noun money extracted as a penalty
    amercement; mulct.
  • verb issue a ticket or a fine to as a penalty
    ticket.
    • I was fined for parking on the wrong side of the street
    • Move your car or else you will be ticketed!

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staff

  • noun personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • the hospital has an excellent nursing staff
    • the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions
  • noun a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
    • he walked with the help of a wooden staff

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freeze_down

  • verb change from a liquid to a solid when cold
    freeze out; freeze.
    • Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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bust

  • noun a complete failure
    flop; fizzle.
    • the play was a dismal flop
  • noun the chest of a woman
    female chest.

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crow

  • noun black birds having a raucous call
  • noun the cry of a cock (or an imitation of it)

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jag

  • noun a sharp projection on an edge or surface
    • he clutched a jag of the rock
  • noun a slit in a garment that exposes material of a different color underneath; used in Renaissance clothing

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crimp

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; fold; bend; flexure.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun someone who tricks or coerces men into service as sailors or soldiers
    crimper.

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pocked

  • adjective satellite used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
    potholed; pockmarked.
  • verb mark with a scar
    scar; pit; pock; mark.
    • The skin disease scarred his face permanently

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recrumple

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ascender

  • noun someone who ascends
  • noun a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters

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unitize

  • verb divide (bulk material) and process as units
    unitise.
  • verb make into a unit
    unitise.
    • unitize a car body

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misguggle

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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resolve

  • noun the trait of being resolute
    resoluteness; firmness of purpose; resolution; firmness.
    • his resoluteness carried him through the battle
    • it was his unshakeable resolution to finish the work
  • noun a formal expression by a meeting; agreed to by a vote
    resolution; declaration.

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bar

  • noun a room or establishment where alcoholic drinks are served over a counter
    taproom; barroom; saloon; ginmill.
    • he drowned his sorrows in whiskey at the bar
  • noun a counter where you can obtain food or drink
    • he bought a hot dog and a coke at the bar

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spectrum_line

  • noun an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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skyline

  • noun the outline of objects seen against the sky
  • noun the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
    visible horizon; sensible horizon; horizon; apparent horizon.

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erupt

  • verb start abruptly
    break out.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb erupt or intensify suddenly
    flare; break open; flare up; burst out; irrupt.
    • Unrest erupted in the country
    • Tempers flared at the meeting
    • The crowd irrupted into a burst of patriotism

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cower

  • verb crouch or curl up
    huddle.
    • They huddled outside in the rain
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cringe; creep.

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vaporise

  • verb cause to change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The chemist evaporated the water
  • verb change into a vapor
    evaporate.
    • The water evaporated in front of our eyes

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cringe

  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; creep.

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steam

  • noun water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere
  • verb travel by means of steam power
    steamer.
    • The ship steamed off into the Pacific

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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burst

  • noun the act of exploding or bursting
    explosion.
    • the explosion of the firecrackers awoke the children
    • the burst of an atom bomb creates enormous radiation aloft
  • noun rapid simultaneous discharge of firearms
    fusillade; volley; salvo.
    • our fusillade from the left flank caught them by surprise

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freeze

  • noun the withdrawal of heat to change something from a liquid to a solid
    freezing.
  • noun weather cold enough to cause freezing
    frost.

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arc

  • noun electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
    discharge; spark; electric arc; electric discharge.
  • noun a continuous portion of a circle

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powder

  • noun a solid substance in the form of tiny loose particles; a solid that has been pulverized
    pulverisation; pulverization.
  • noun a mixture of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur in a 75:15:10 ratio which is used in gunnery, time fuses, and fireworks
    gunpowder.

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seam

  • noun joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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silhouette

  • noun an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
  • noun a drawing of the outline of an object; filled in with some uniform color

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contour

  • noun a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
    contour line.
  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    shape; configuration; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes

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pulverise

  • verb destroy completely
    demolish; pulverize.
    • the wrecking ball demolished the building
    • demolish your enemies
    • pulverize the rebellion before it gets out of hand
  • verb become powder or dust
    pulverize; powderize; powderise.
    • When it was blown up, the building powderized

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cave_in

  • noun the sudden collapse of something into a hollow beneath it
    subsidence.
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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destiny

  • noun an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
    fate.
  • noun the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    fate.
    • we are helpless in the face of destiny

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reform

  • noun a change for the better as a result of correcting abuses
    • justice was for sale before the reform of the law courts
  • noun a campaign aimed to correct abuses or malpractices
    • the reforms he proposed were too radical for the politicians

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partition

  • noun a vertical structure that divides or separates (as a wall divides one room from another)
    divider.
  • noun (computer science) the part of a hard disk that is dedicated to a particular operating system or application and accessed as a single unit

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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unravel

  • verb become or cause to become undone by separating the fibers or threads of
    untangle; unpick; unknot; unscramble.
    • unravel the thread
  • verb disentangle
    ravel out; ravel.
    • can you unravel the mystery?

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polymerise

  • verb cause (a compound) to polymerize
    polymerize.
  • verb undergo polymerization
    polymerize.

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variability

  • noun the quality of being subject to variation
    variableness; variance.
  • noun the quality of being uneven and lacking uniformity
    unevenness.

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ledger_line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    leger line.

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pluck

  • noun the trait of showing courage and determination in spite of possible loss or injury
    pluckiness; gutsiness.
  • noun the act of pulling and releasing a taut cord

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condensing

  • noun the act of increasing the density of something
    condensation.
  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    distil; condense; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature

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leger_line

  • noun a short line; a notation for extending the range above or below the staff
    ledger line.

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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line_of_life

  • noun a crease on the palm; its length is said by palmists to indicate how long you will live
    lifeline; life line.

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folding

  • noun the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
    protein folding.
    • understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
  • noun a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    fold.

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fissure

  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; chap; cranny; crack.
  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; crack.

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irregular

  • noun a member of an irregular armed force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment
    guerrilla; guerilla; insurgent.
  • noun merchandise that has imperfections; usually sold at a reduced price without the brand name
    second.

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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fault

  • noun a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention
    error; mistake.
    • he made a bad mistake
    • she was quick to point out my errors
    • I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults
  • noun an imperfection in an object or machine
    flaw; defect.
    • a flaw caused the crystal to shatter
    • if there are any defects you should send it back to the manufacturer

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fulminate

  • noun a salt or ester of fulminic acid
  • verb criticize severely
    rail.
    • He fulminated against the Republicans' plan to cut Medicare
    • She railed against the bad social policies

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jelly

  • noun an edible jelly (sweet or pungent) made with gelatin and used as a dessert or salad base or a coating for foods
    gelatin.
  • noun a preserve made of the jelled juice of fruit

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contract

  • noun a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law
  • noun (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
    declaration.

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demulsify

  • verb cause to demulsify
  • verb break down into components

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decompose

  • verb separate (substances) into constituent elements or parts
    break down; break up.
  • verb lose a stored charge, magnetic flux, or current
    disintegrate; decay.
    • the particles disintegrated during the nuclear fission process

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admix

  • verb mix or blend
    • Hyaline casts were admixed with neutrophils

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separate_out

  • verb remove by passing through a filter
    filter; filtrate; filter out; strain.
    • filter out the impurities

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extravasate

  • verb force out or cause to escape from a proper vessel or channel
  • verb become active and spew forth lava and rocks
    belch; erupt.
    • Vesuvius erupts once in a while

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gathering

  • noun a group of persons together in one place
    assemblage.
  • noun the social act of assembling
    assembly; assemblage.
    • they demanded the right of assembly

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distil

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    condense; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb extract by the process of distillation
    extract; distill.
    • distill the essence of this compound

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unthaw

  • verb become or cause to become soft or liquid
    thaw; melt; unfreeze; dethaw; dissolve.
    • The sun melted the ice
    • the ice thawed
    • the ice cream melted
    • The heat melted the wax
    • The giant iceberg dissolved over the years during the global warming phase
    • dethaw the meat

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laugh

  • noun the sound of laughing
    laughter.
  • noun a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing
    • his face wrinkled in a silent laugh of derision

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blending

  • noun the act of blending components together thoroughly
    blend.
  • noun a gradation involving small or imperceptible differences between grades
    shading.

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coddle

  • verb treat with excessive indulgence
    featherbed; pamper; cosset; cocker; mollycoddle; spoil; indulge; baby.
    • grandparents often pamper the children
    • Let's not mollycoddle our students!
  • verb cook in nearly boiling water
    • coddle eggs

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decline

  • noun change toward something smaller or lower
    diminution.
  • noun a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
    declination.

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vellicate

  • verb touch (a body part) lightly so as to excite the surface nerves and cause uneasiness, laughter, or spasmodic movements
    tickle; titillate.
  • verb irritate as if by a nip, pinch, or tear
    pinch.
    • smooth surfaces can vellicate the teeth
    • the pain is as if sharp points pinch your back

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disintegrate

  • verb break into parts or components or lose cohesion or unity
    • The material disintegrated
    • the group disintegrated after the leader died
  • verb cause to undergo fission or lose particles

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faltering

  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; hesitation; waver.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech
  • verb be unsure or weak
    falter; waver.
    • Their enthusiasm is faltering

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subside

  • verb wear off or die down
    lessen.
    • The pain subsided
  • verb sink to a lower level or form a depression
    • the valleys subside

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mark

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; score.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a distinguishing symbol
    marker; marking.
    • the owner's mark was on all the sheep

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lineation

  • noun the line that appears to bound an object
    outline.
  • noun the act of marking or outlining with lines

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replicate

  • verb bend or turn backward
    retroflex.
  • verb reproduce or make an exact copy of
    copy.
    • replicate the cell
    • copy the genetic information

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bar_line

  • noun a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars

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fry

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; child; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun English painter and art critic (1866-1934)
    Roger Fry; Roger Eliot Fry.

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fractionate

  • verb separate into constituents or fractions containing concentrated constituents
  • verb obtain by a fractional process

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life

  • noun a characteristic state or mode of living
    • social life
    • city life
    • real life
  • noun the experience of being alive; the course of human events and activities
    living.
    • he could no longer cope with the complexities of life

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conflate

  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; immix; coalesce; commingle; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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crisscross

  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    cross; mark.
  • verb cross in a pattern, often random

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gas

  • noun the state of matter distinguished from the solid and liquid states by: relatively low density and viscosity; relatively great expansion and contraction with changes in pressure and temperature; the ability to diffuse readily; and the spontaneous tendency to become distributed uniformly throughout any container
    gaseous state.
  • noun a fluid in the gaseous state having neither independent shape nor volume and being able to expand indefinitely

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incinerate

  • verb become reduced to ashes
    • The paper incinerated quickly
  • verb cause to undergo combustion
    burn.
    • burn garbage
    • The car burns only Diesel oil

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jellify

  • verb become jelly
    • The sauce jellified
  • verb make into jelly
    jelly.
    • jellify a liquid

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furrow

  • noun a long shallow trench in the ground (especially one made by a plow)
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; seam; crinkle; line; wrinkle.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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break_apart

  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; dismantle; disassemble.
  • verb break violently or noisily; smash;
    crash; break up.

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shaft

  • noun a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    gibe; shot; dig; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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accordion

  • noun a portable box-shaped free-reed instrument; the reeds are made to vibrate by air from the bellows controlled by the player
    squeeze box; piano accordion.

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handling

  • noun manual (or mechanical) carrying or moving or delivering or working with something
  • noun the action of touching with the hands (or the skillful use of the hands) or by the use of mechanical means
    manipulation.

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crumb

  • noun a very small quantity of something
    • he gave only a crumb of information about his plans
    • there were few crumbs of comfort in the report
  • noun a person who is deemed to be despicable or contemptible
    git; stinker; so-and-so; scum bag; rat; rotter; puke; dirty dog; bum; skunk; stinkpot; lowlife.
    • only a rotter would do that
    • kill the rat
    • throw the bum out
    • you cowardly little pukes!
    • the British call a contemptible person a `git'

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air

  • noun a mixture of gases (especially oxygen) required for breathing; the stuff that the wind consists of
    • air pollution
    • a smell of chemicals in the air
    • open a window and let in some air
    • I need some fresh air
  • noun the region above the ground
    • her hand stopped in mid air
    • he threw the ball into the air

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line_of_destiny

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates how successful you will be
    line of Saturn; line of fate.

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plait

  • noun a hairdo formed by braiding or twisting the hair
    twist; braid; tress.
  • noun any of various types of fold formed by doubling fabric back upon itself and then pressing or stitching into shape
    pleat.

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crump

  • verb make a noise typical of an engine lacking lubricants
    scrunch; thud.
  • verb bombard with heavy shells

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love_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; heart line; mensal line.

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come_apart

  • verb become separated into pieces or fragments
    break; split up; fall apart; separate.
    • The figurine broke
    • The freshly baked loaf fell apart

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cracked

  • adjective satellite used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
    roughened; chapped.
    • chapped lips
  • verb become fractured; break or crack on the surface only
    break; check; crack.
    • The glass cracked when it was heated

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souse

  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
    alcoholic; lush; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; soaker.
  • noun pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled

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purse

  • noun a container used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women)
    handbag; bag; pocketbook.
    • she reached into her bag and found a comb
  • noun a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse
    • he made the contribution out of his own purse
    • he and his wife shared a common purse

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flexure

  • noun the state of being flexed (as of a joint)
    flection; flexion.
  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; fold; bend; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow

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strain

  • noun (physics) deformation of a physical body under the action of applied forces
  • noun difficulty that causes worry or emotional tension
    stress.
    • she endured the stresses and strains of life
    • he presided over the economy during the period of the greatest stress and danger"- R.J.Samuelson

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waviness

  • noun (of hair) a tendency to curl
    curliness.
  • noun unevenness produced by waves or wrinkles

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in

  • noun a unit of length equal to one twelfth of a foot
    inch.
  • noun a rare soft silvery metallic element; occurs in small quantities in sphalerite
    indium; atomic number 49.

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scrimple

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squiggle

  • noun a short twisting line
    curlicue.
  • noun an illegible scrawl
    • his signature was just a squiggle but only he could make that squiggle

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format

  • noun the organization of information according to preset specifications (usually for computer processing)
    data formatting; formatting; data format.
  • noun the general appearance of a publication

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parboil

  • verb cook (vegetables) briefly
    blanch.
    • Parboil the beans before freezing them

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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wavelike

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; wavy; crinkly; crinkled.

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motley

  • noun a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
    mixture; smorgasbord; variety; miscellanea; mixed bag; salmagundi; miscellany; assortment; potpourri.
    • a great assortment of cars was on display
    • he had a variety of disorders
    • a veritable smorgasbord of religions
  • noun a garment made of motley (especially a court jester's costume)

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wavy-grained

  • adjective satellite of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    cross-grained; curly-grained.

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split

  • noun extending the legs at right angles to the trunk (one in front and the other in back)
  • noun a bottle containing half the usual amount

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jerking

  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jolt; jerk; saccade.
  • verb pull, or move with a sudden movement
    jerk; yank.
    • He turned the handle and jerked the door open

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sliver

  • noun a small thin sharp bit or wood or glass or metal
    splinter.
    • he got a splinter in his finger
    • it broke into slivers
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; shaving.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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absorb

  • verb become imbued
    • The liquids, light, and gases absorb
  • verb take up mentally
    assimilate; take in; ingest.
    • he absorbed the knowledge or beliefs of his tribe

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pick

  • noun the person or thing chosen or selected
    selection; choice.
    • he was my pick for mayor
  • noun the quantity of a crop that is harvested
    picking.
    • he sent the first picking of berries to the market
    • it was the biggest peach pick in years

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leger

  • noun a record in which commercial accounts are recorded
    book; book of account; account book; ledger.
    • they got a subpoena to examine our books
  • noun French painter who was an early cubist (1881-1955)
    Fernand Leger.

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deflate

  • verb collapse by releasing contained air or gas
    • deflate a balloon
  • verb release contained air or gas from
    • deflate the air mattress

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limning

  • noun a drawing of the outlines of forms or objects
    depiction; line drawing; delineation.
  • verb trace the shape of
    delineate; limn; outline.

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fuse

  • noun an electrical device that can interrupt the flow of electrical current when it is overloaded
    electrical fuse; safety fuse.
  • noun any igniter that is used to initiate the burning of a propellant
    fusee; fuze; fuzee; primer; priming.

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crystalise

  • verb make free from confusion or ambiguity; make clear
    crystallise; illuminate; straighten out; elucidate; clear; clear up; crystallize; sort out; shed light on; crystalize; enlighten.
    • Could you clarify these remarks?
    • Clear up the question of who is at fault
  • verb cause to form crystals or assume crystalline form
    crystallise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • crystallize minerals

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nip

  • noun a small drink of liquor
    shot.
    • he poured a shot of whiskey
  • noun (offensive slang) offensive term for a person of Japanese descent
    Jap.

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seamed

  • adjective having or joined by a seam or seams
  • verb put together with a seam
    seam.
    • seam a dress

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tune

  • noun a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
    melodic phrase; air; melodic line; strain; melody; line.
    • she was humming an air from Beethoven
  • noun the property of producing accurately a note of a given pitch
    • he cannot sing in tune
    • the clarinet was out of tune

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cross-grained

  • adjective satellite difficult to deal with
    contrarious.
  • adjective satellite of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    wavy-grained; curly-grained.

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tucker

  • noun a sewer who tucks
  • noun United States anarchist influential before World War I (1854-1939)
    Benjamin Ricketson Tucker.

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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carve_up

  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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double_up

  • verb bend over or curl up, usually with laughter or pain
    double; double over.
    • He doubled and vomited violently
  • verb share a room or a bed designed for only one person

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ragged

  • adjective satellite being or dressed in clothes that are worn or torn
    • clothes as ragged as a scarecrow's
    • a ragged tramp
  • verb treat cruelly
    bedevil; rag; crucify; dun; frustrate; torment.
    • The children tormented the stuttering teacher

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concrete

  • noun a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water
  • verb cover with cement
    • concrete the walls

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twirl

  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; kink.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; spin.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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frizz

  • noun the condition of being formed into small tight curls
    • her hair was in a frizz
  • verb curl tightly
    crape; kink; frizzle; crimp; kink up.
    • crimp hair

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drawing

  • noun an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
    • it is shown by the drawing in Fig. 7
  • noun a representation of forms or objects on a surface by means of lines
    • drawings of abstract forms
    • he did complicated pen-and-ink drawings like medieval miniatures

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poach

  • verb hunt illegally
    • people are poaching elephants for their ivory
  • verb cook in a simmering liquid
    • poached apricots

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goffer

  • noun a zealously energetic person (especially a salesman)
    gopher.
  • noun an iron used to press pleats and ridges
    goffering iron; gauffering iron; gauffer.

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shivering

  • noun a sensation of cold that often marks the start of an infection and the development of a fever
    chill.
  • verb tremble convulsively, as from fear or excitement
    shudder; throb; shiver; thrill.

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curly-grained

  • adjective satellite of timber; having fibers running irregularly rather than in parallel
    cross-grained; wavy-grained.

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imprint

  • noun a distinctive influence
    • English stills bears the imprint of the Norman invasion
  • noun a concavity in a surface produced by pressing
    impression; depression.
    • he left the impression of his fingers in the soft mud

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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shape

  • noun any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)
    configuration; contour; form; conformation.
    • he could barely make out their shapes
  • noun the spatial arrangement of something as distinct from its substance
    form.
    • geometry is the mathematical science of shape

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disperse

  • verb distribute loosely
    dust; sprinkle; scatter; dot.
    • He scattered gun powder under the wagon
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    dispel; scatter; break up; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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blow

  • noun a powerful stroke with the fist or a weapon
    • a blow on the head
  • noun an impact (as from a collision)
    bump.
    • the bump threw him off the bicycle

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unitise

  • verb divide (bulk material) and process as units
    unitize.
  • verb make into a unit
    unitize.
    • unitize a car body

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blot

  • noun a blemish made by dirt
    smirch; slur; smear; spot; smudge; daub.
    • he had a smudge on his cheek
  • noun an act that brings discredit to the person who does it
    smear; smirch; spot; stain.
    • he made a huge blot on his copybook

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sublime

  • verb vaporize and then condense right back again
    sublimate.
  • verb change or cause to change directly from a solid into a vapor without first melting
    sublimate.
    • sublime iodine
    • some salts sublime when heated

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fine-tune

  • verb improve or perfect by pruning or polishing
    down; polish; refine.
    • refine one's style of writing
  • verb adjust finely
    tweak.
    • fine-tune the engine

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thickening

  • noun any material used to thicken
    thickener.
    • starch is used in cooking as a thickening
  • noun any thickened enlargement
    node; knob.

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initialise

  • verb assign an initial value to a computer program
    initialize.
  • verb divide (a disk) into marked sectors so that it may store data
    initialize; format.
    • Please format this disk before entering data!

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combine

  • noun harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field
  • noun a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service
    corporate trust; trust; cartel.
    • they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly

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blob

  • noun an indistinct shapeless form
  • verb make a spot or mark onto
    fleck; blot; spot.
    • The wine spotted the tablecloth

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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heart_line

  • noun a crease on the palm; palmists say it indicates your emotional nature
    line of heart; love line; mensal line.

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backscatter

  • verb scatter (radiation) by the atoms of the medium through which it passes

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fluctuating

  • adjective satellite having unpredictable ups and downs
    • fluctuating prices
  • verb cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
    fluctuate.

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frown

  • noun a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
    scowl.
  • verb look angry or sullen, wrinkle one's forehead, as if to signal disapproval
    glower; lower; lour.

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fate

  • noun an event (or a course of events) that will inevitably happen in the future
    destiny.
  • noun the ultimate agency regarded as predetermining the course of events (often personified as a woman)
    destiny.
    • we are helpless in the face of destiny

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balkanise

  • verb divide a territory into small, hostile states
    Balkanize.

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crushed

  • adjective satellite treated so as to have a permanently wrinkled appearance
    • crushed velvet
  • verb come down on or keep down by unjust use of one's authority
    crush; suppress; oppress.
    • The government oppresses political activists

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micro-cook

  • verb cook or heat in a microwave oven
    nuke; zap; microwave.
    • You can microwave the leftovers

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rumpled

  • adjective satellite in disarray; extremely disorderly
    tousled; frowzled; dishevelled; disheveled.
    • her clothing was disheveled
    • powder-smeared and frowzled
    • a rumpled unmade bed
    • a bed with tousled sheets
    • his brown hair was tousled, thick, and curly"- Al Spiers
  • verb disturb the smoothness of
    mess up; ruffle up; ruffle; rumple.
    • ruffle the surface of the water

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apart

  • adjective satellite remote and separate physically or socially
    obscure; isolated.
    • existed over the centuries as a world apart
    • preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson
    • tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization
    • an obscure village
  • adjective satellite having characteristics not shared by others
    • scientists felt they were a group apart"- Vannever Bush

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crisp

  • noun a thin crisp slice of potato fried in deep fat
    Saratoga chip; potato chip; chip.
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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flux

  • noun the rate of flow of energy or particles across a given surface
  • noun a flow or discharge
    fluxion.

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flickering

  • adjective satellite shining unsteadily
    aflicker.
  • verb move back and forth very rapidly
    flitter; flicker; quiver; flutter; waver.
    • the candle flickered

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pleating

  • noun the act of folding in parallel folds
    plication.
  • verb pleat or gather into a ruffle
    ruffle; pleat.
    • ruffle the curtain fabric

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tumble

  • noun an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    fall; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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scrunch_up

  • verb sit on one's heels
    scrunch; crouch; hunker down; hunker; squat.
    • In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
    • The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; crinkle; ruckle; wrinkle.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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scrumple

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hair

  • noun a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss
    • he combed his hair
    • each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells
  • noun a very small distance or space
    hair's-breadth; whisker; hairsbreadth.
    • they escaped by a hair's-breadth
    • they lost the election by a whisker

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peptize

  • verb disperse in a medium into a colloidal state
    peptise.

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split_up

  • noun an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity
    stock split; split.
    • they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock
  • verb get a divorce; formally terminate a marriage
    divorce.
    • The couple divorced after only 6 months

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creep

  • noun someone unpleasantly strange or eccentric
    weirdy; weirdo; weirdie; spook.
  • noun a slow longitudinal movement or deformation

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ruffled

  • adjective satellite shaken into waves or undulations as by wind
    rippled.
    • the rippled surface of the pond
    • with ruffled flags flying
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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micro

  • adjective satellite extremely small in scale or scope or capability

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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microwave

  • noun a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
  • noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
    microwave oven.

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ruck_up

  • verb become wrinkled or drawn together
    ruck; pucker.
    • her lips puckered

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overcook

  • verb cook too long
    • The vegetables were completely overcooked

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alligatored

  • adjective satellite of paint or varnish; having the appearance of alligator hide
    cracked.
  • verb crack and acquire the appearance of alligator hide, as from weathering or improper application; of paint and varnishes
    alligator.

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flounce

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    ruffle; frill; furbelow.
  • noun the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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cross_wire

  • noun either of two fine mutually perpendicular lines that cross in the focus plane of an optical instrument and are use for sighting or calibration
    cross hair.
    • he had the target in his cross hairs

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aerify

  • verb turn into gas
    gasify; vaporise; vaporize.
    • The substance gasified

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burn

  • noun pain that feels hot as if it were on fire
    burning.
  • noun a browning of the skin resulting from exposure to the rays of the sun
    sunburn; tan; suntan.

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fall_in

  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; give way; break; cave in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice
  • verb to take one's place in a military formation or line
    • Troops fall in!

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dermatoglyphic

  • noun the lines that form patterns on the skin (especially on the fingertips and the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet)

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broken

  • adjective physically and forcibly separated into pieces or cracked or split
    • a broken mirror
    • a broken tooth
    • a broken leg
    • his neck is broken
  • verb terminate
    interrupt; break.
    • She interrupted her pregnancy
    • break a lucky streak
    • break the cycle of poverty

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sift

  • verb move as if through a sieve
    • The soldiers sifted through the woods
  • verb separate by passing through a sieve or other straining device to separate out coarser elements
    strain; sieve.
    • sift the flour

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scraggy

  • adjective satellite being very thin
    underweight; boney; skinny; scrawny; weedy.
    • a child with skinny freckled legs
    • a long scrawny neck
  • adjective satellite having a sharply uneven surface or outline
    jagged; jaggy.
    • the jagged outline of the crags
    • scraggy cliffs

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shifting

  • noun the act of moving from one place to another
    shift.
    • his constant shifting disrupted the class
  • verb make a shift in or exchange of; then we switched"
    shift; switch; change over.
    • First Joe led

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hachure

  • noun shading consisting of multiple crossing lines
    crosshatch; hatching; hatch.

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scarify

  • verb puncture and scar (the skin), as for purposes or tribal identification or rituals
    • The men in some African tribes scarify their faces
  • verb scratch the surface of
    • scarify seeds

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tease

  • noun someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)
    vexer; teaser; annoyer.
  • noun a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
    minx; prickteaser; vamper; coquette; flirt; vamp.

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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ribbed

  • adjective furnished or strengthened with ribs
  • verb form vertical ribs by knitting
    rib.
    • A ribbed sweater

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graduation

  • noun the successful completion of a program of study
  • noun an academic exercise in which diplomas are conferred
    graduation exercise; commencement ceremony; commencement; commencement exercise.

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solidify

  • verb make solid or more solid; cause to solidify
  • verb become solid
    • The metal solidified when it cooled

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frizzle

  • verb fry something until it curls and becomes crisp
  • verb curl tightly
    crape; frizz; kink; crimp; kink up.
    • crimp hair

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crumpledness

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syncretize

  • verb become fused
    syncretise.
  • verb unite (beliefs or conflicting principles)
    syncretise.

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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break_down

  • verb make ineffective
    crush.
    • Martin Luther King tried to break down racial discrimination
  • verb make a mathematical, chemical, or grammatical analysis of; break down into components or essential features
    take apart; dissect; analyze; analyse.
    • analyze a specimen
    • analyze a sentence
    • analyze a chemical compound

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imbricated

  • adjective satellite used especially of leaves or bracts; overlapping or layered as scales or shingles
    imbricate.
  • verb place so as to overlap
    imbricate.
    • imbricate the roof tiles

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copolymerize

  • verb polymerize together
    copolymerise.
    • the two substances copolymerized

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nuke

  • noun the warhead of a missile designed to deliver an atom bomb
    atomic warhead; nuclear warhead; thermonuclear warhead.
  • verb strike at with firepower or bombs
    atomize; atomise; zap.
    • zap the enemy

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vaporize

  • verb kill with or as if with a burst of gunfire or electric current or as if by shooting
    zap.
    • in this computer game, space travellers are vaporized by aliens
  • verb turn into gas
    aerify; gasify; vaporise.
    • The substance gasified

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buckle

  • noun fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    warp.

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wad

  • noun a small mass of soft material
    • he used a wad of cotton to wipe the counter
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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subdivide

  • verb form into subdivisions
    • The cells subdivided
  • verb divide into smaller and smaller pieces
    • This apartment cannot be subdivided any further!

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condense

  • verb undergo condensation; change from a gaseous to a liquid state and fall in drops
    distil; distill.
    • water condenses
    • The acid distills at a specific temperature
  • verb make more concise
    concentrate; digest.
    • condense the contents of a book into a summary

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lot

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • noun a parcel of land having fixed boundaries
    • he bought a lot on the lake

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dynamite

  • noun an explosive containing nitrate sensitized with nitroglycerin absorbed on wood pulp
  • verb blow up with dynamite
    • The rock was dynamited

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form

  • noun the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
    descriptor; word form; signifier.
    • the inflected forms of a word can be represented by a stem and a list of inflections to be attached
  • noun a category of things distinguished by some common characteristic or quality
    sort; kind; variety.
    • sculpture is a form of art
    • what kinds of desserts are there?

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mix_in

  • verb cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    blend in.
    • At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts
  • verb add as an additional element or part
    mix.
    • mix water into the drink

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triangulate

  • verb divide into triangles or give a triangular form to
    • triangulate the piece of cardboard
  • verb measure by using trigonometry
    • triangulate the angle

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serif

  • noun a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
    seriph.

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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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kink

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; crick.
  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; twirl.

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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squeeze

  • noun the act of gripping and pressing firmly
    squeezing.
    • he gave her cheek a playful squeeze
  • noun a state in which there is a short supply of cash to lend to businesses and consumers and interest rates are high
    liquidity crisis; credit crunch.

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true

  • noun proper alignment; the property possessed by something that is in correct or proper alignment
    • out of true
  • verb make level, square, balanced, or concentric
    true up.
    • true up the cylinder of an engine

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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up

  • verb raise
    • up the ante
  • adjective being or moving higher in position or greater in some value; being above a former position or level
    • the anchor is up
    • the sun is up
    • he lay face up
    • he is up by a pawn
    • the market is up
    • the corn is up

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freeze_out

  • verb change from a liquid to a solid when cold
    freeze down; freeze.
    • Water freezes at 32 degrees Fahrenheit

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chapped

  • adjective satellite used of skin roughened as a result of cold or exposure
    roughened; cracked.
    • chapped lips
  • verb crack due to dehydration
    chap.
    • My lips chap in this dry weather

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groove

  • noun a long narrow furrow cut either by a natural process (such as erosion) or by a tool (as e.g. a groove in a phonograph record)
    channel.
  • noun a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
    rut.
    • they fell into a conversational rut

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peptise

  • verb disperse in a medium into a colloidal state
    peptize.

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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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curve

  • noun the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    curved shape.
  • noun a line on a graph representing data

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describe

  • verb give a description of
    draw; depict.
    • He drew an elaborate plan of attack
  • verb to give an account or representation of in words
    report; account.
    • Discreet Italian police described it in a manner typically continental

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crumble

  • verb fall apart
    collapse; tumble; crumple; break down.
    • the building crumbled after the explosion
    • Negotiations broke down
  • verb break or fall apart into fragments
    fall apart.
    • The cookies crumbled
    • The Sphinx is crumbling

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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chap

  • noun a boy or man
    fella; cuss; blighter; lad; gent; fellow; bloke; feller.
    • that chap is your host
    • there's a fellow at the door
    • he's a likable cuss
    • he's a good bloke
  • noun a long narrow depression in a surface
    crevice; cranny; fissure; crack.

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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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kink_up

  • verb curl tightly
    crape; frizz; kink; frizzle; crimp.
    • crimp hair

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dotted

  • adjective satellite having a pattern of dots
    flecked; specked; stippled; speckled.
  • verb scatter or intersperse like dots or studs
    constellate; stud; dot.
    • Hills constellated with lights

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inspissate

  • verb make viscous or dense
    thicken.
    • thicken the sauce by adding flour
  • verb make thick or thicker
    thicken.
    • Thicken the sauce
    • inspissate the tar so that it becomes pitch

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scribe

  • noun informal terms for journalists
    penman; scribbler.
  • noun French playwright (1791-1861)
    Augustin Eugene Scribe.

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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graduate

  • noun a person who has received a degree from a school (high school or college or university)
    alum; alumna; grad; alumnus.
  • noun a measuring instrument for measuring fluid volume; a glass container (cup or cylinder or flask) whose sides are marked with or divided into amounts

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commingle

  • verb mix or blend
    • His book commingles sarcasm and sadness
  • verb mix together different elements
    mix; conflate; immix; coalesce; flux; fuse; combine; merge; blend; meld.
    • The colors blend well

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congeal

  • verb become gelatinous
    set; jell.
    • the liquid jelled after we added the enzyme

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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curlicue

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curl; roll.
  • noun a short twisting line
    squiggle.

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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pockmarked

  • adjective satellite used of paved surfaces having holes or pits
    pocked; potholed.
  • verb mark with or as if with pockmarks
    pockmark.
    • Her face was pockmarked by the disease

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turnup

  • noun the lap consisting of a turned-back hem encircling the end of the sleeve or leg
    cuff.

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twinge

  • noun a sudden sharp feeling
    stab; pang.
    • pangs of regret
    • she felt a stab of excitement
    • twinges of conscience
  • noun a sharp stab of pain

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slant

  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    angle.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    rake; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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crystallizing

  • noun the formation of crystals
    crystallization; crystallisation.
  • verb cause to take on a definite and clear shape
    crystallise; crystalise; crystalize; crystallize.
    • He tried to crystallize his thoughts

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slide_down

  • verb fall or sink heavily
    slump; sink.
    • He slumped onto the couch
    • My spirits sank

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puncture

  • noun loss of air pressure in a tire when a hole is made by some sharp object
  • noun a small hole made by a sharp object

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macerate

  • verb separate into constituents by soaking
  • verb become soft or separate and disintegrate as a result of excessive soaking
    • the tissue macerated in the water

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wrinkle

  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; seam; crinkle; line; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
  • noun a minor difficulty
    • they finally have the wrinkles pretty well ironed out

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retroflex

  • verb bend or turn backward
    replicate.
  • verb articulate (a consonant) with the tongue curled back against the palate
    • Indian accents can be characterized by the fact that speakers retroflex their consonants

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delineate

  • verb show the form or outline of
    define.
    • The tree was clearly defined by the light
    • The camera could define the smallest object
  • verb determine the essential quality of
    delimitate; delimit; specify; define.

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pebble-grained

  • adjective satellite (of leather) having a rough surface as the result of being treated with a patterned roller

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scotch

  • noun a slight surface cut (especially a notch that is made to keep a tally)
    score.
  • noun whiskey distilled in Scotland; especially whiskey made from malted barley in a pot still
    Scotch malt whisky; Scotch malt whiskey; Scotch whisky; malt whiskey; malt whisky; Scotch whiskey.

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crinkly

  • adjective satellite uneven by virtue of having wrinkles or waves
    rippled; wavy; crinkled; wavelike.

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liquefy

  • verb become liquid
    • The garden air overnight liquefied into a morning dew
  • verb make (a solid substance) liquid, as by heating
    liquify; liquidise; liquidize.
    • liquefy the silver

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crease

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; fold; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    seam; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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write

  • verb produce a literary work
    pen; compose; indite.
    • She composed a poem
    • He wrote four novels
  • verb communicate or express by writing
    • Please write to me every week

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crinkle

  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; seam; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles
  • verb make wrinkles or creases on a smooth surface; make a pressed, folded or wrinkled line in
    scrunch; crisp; crease; ruckle; wrinkle; scrunch up.
    • The dress got wrinkled
    • crease the paper like this to make a crane

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go_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  • verb be discharged or activated
    • the explosive devices went off

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blend_in

  • verb blend or harmonize
    go; blend.
    • This flavor will blend with those in your dish
    • This sofa won't go with the chairs
  • verb cause (something) to be mixed with (something else)
    mix in.
    • At this stage of making the cake, blend in the nuts

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