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disarrange (Also disarranging, disarranges, disarranged) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to disarrange

pour_out

  • verb express without restraint
    • The woman poured out her frustrations as the judge listened
  • verb pour out
    decant; pour.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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pass_on

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb transmit (knowledge or skills)
    leave; give; impart.
    • give a secret to the Russians
    • leave your name and address here
    • impart a new skill to the students

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throw_out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    kick out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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dispel

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb to cause to separate and go in different directions
    scatter; break up; disperse; dissipate.
    • She waved her hand and scattered the crowds

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settle

  • noun a long wooden bench with a back
    settee.
  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle down.
    • dust settled on the roofs

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recess

  • noun a state of abeyance or suspended business
    deferral.
  • noun a small concavity
    recession; corner; niche.

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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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skid

  • noun one of a pair of planks used to make a track for rolling or sliding objects
  • noun a restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation
    shoe; brake shoe.

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compact

  • noun a small cosmetics case with a mirror; to be carried in a woman's purse
    powder compact.
  • noun a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
    covenant; concordat.

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raise_up

  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    disturb; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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rupture

  • noun state of being torn or burst open
  • noun a personal or social separation (as between opposing factions)
    rift; severance; falling out; break; breach.
    • they hoped to avoid a break in relations

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welter

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • verb toss, roll, or rise and fall in an uncontrolled way
    • The shipwrecked survivors weltered in the sea for hours

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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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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swoop

  • noun (music) rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
    slide.
    • the violinist was indulgent with his swoops and slides
  • noun a very rapid raid

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cluttered

  • adjective satellite filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
    littered.
    • the storm left the drivewaylittered with sticks nd debris
    • his library was a cluttered room with piles of books on every chair
  • verb fill a space in a disorderly way
    clutter; clutter up.

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sway

  • noun controlling influence
  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; careen; rock.

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entangle

  • verb entrap
    mire.
    • Our people should not be mired in the past
  • verb twist together or entwine into a confusing mass
    snarl; tangle; mat.
    • The child entangled the cord

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jerk

  • noun a dull stupid fatuous person
    dork.
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; saccade.

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ladle

  • noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    • ladle soup into the bowl

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disjoin

  • verb make disjoint, separated, or disconnected; undo the joining of
    disjoint.
  • verb become separated, disconnected or disjoint
    disjoint.

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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spool

  • noun a winder around which thread or tape or film or other flexible materials can be wound
    reel; bobbin.
  • verb transfer data intended for a peripheral device (usually a printer) into temporary storage

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mobilise

  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilize; call up.
  • verb get ready for war
    mobilize.

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jack

  • noun a small worthless amount
    diddlyshit; squat; shit; diddly-squat; diddly-shit; diddly; diddley; diddlysquat; doodly-squat.
    • you don't know jack
  • noun a man who serves as a sailor
    Jack-tar; tar; old salt; sea dog; seaman; gob; seafarer; mariner.

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messy

  • adjective satellite dirty and disorderly
    mussy.
    • a mussy fussy bedroom
    • a child's messy eating habits

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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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evert

  • verb turn inside out; turn the inner surface of outward
    • evert the eyelid
  • noun United States tennis player who won women's singles titles in the United States and at Wimbledon (born in 1954)
    Christine Marie Evert; Chrissie Evert; Chris Evert.

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blast

  • noun a very long fly ball
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; eruption; clap.

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randomise

  • verb arrange in random order
    randomize.
    • Randomize the order of the numbers

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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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elevate

  • verb give a promotion to or assign to a higher position
    advance; upgrade; kick upstairs; promote; raise.
    • John was kicked upstairs when a replacement was hired
    • Women tend not to advance in the major law firms
    • I got promoted after many years of hard work
  • verb raise from a lower to a higher position
    get up; lift; bring up; raise.
    • Raise your hands
    • Lift a load

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tear

  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    teardrop.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    split; rent; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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snuggle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; cuddle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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bump_around

  • verb shock physically
    shake up; jar.
    • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game

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upload

  • verb transfer a file or program to a central computer from a smaller computer or a computer at a remote location

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trench

  • noun a ditch dug as a fortification having a parapet of the excavated earth
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    oceanic abyss; deep.

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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disheveled

  • adjective satellite in disarray; extremely disorderly
    tousled; frowzled; rumpled; dishevelled.
    • 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 disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    tousle; dishevel; tangle.
    • The strong wind tousled my hair

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mobilize

  • verb make ready for action or use
    mobilise; marshal; summon.
    • marshal resources
  • verb call to arms; of military personnel
    rally; mobilise; call up.

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refer

  • verb make reference to
    name; bring up; advert; mention; cite.
    • His name was mentioned in connection with the invention
  • verb be relevant to
    touch on; relate; pertain; have-to doe with; bear on; touch; come to; concern.
    • There were lots of questions referring to her talk
    • My remark pertained to your earlier comments

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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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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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flick

  • noun a light sharp contact (usually with something flexible)
    • he gave it a flick with his finger
    • he felt the flick of a whip
  • noun a short stroke

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snarl_up

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    embrangle; snarl.

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work

  • noun activity directed toward making or doing something
    • she checked several points needing further work
  • noun a product produced or accomplished through the effort or activity or agency of a person or thing
    piece of work.
    • it is not regarded as one of his more memorable works
    • the symphony was hailed as an ingenious work
    • he was indebted to the pioneering work of John Dewey
    • the work of an active imagination
    • erosion is the work of wind or water over time

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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fill_up

  • verb make full, also in a metaphorical sense
    make full; fill.
    • fill a container
    • fill the child with pride
  • verb become full
    fill.
    • The pool slowly filled with water
    • The theater filled up slowly

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sit_down

  • verb take a seat
    sit.
  • verb show to a seat; assign a seat for
    sit; seat.
    • The host seated me next to Mrs. Smith

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set_up

  • verb set up or found
    found; establish; launch.
    • She set up a literacy program
  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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direct

  • verb command with authority
    • He directed the children to do their homework
  • verb intend (something) to move towards a certain goal
    aim; point; place; target.
    • He aimed his fists towards his opponent's face
    • criticism directed at her superior
    • direct your anger towards others, not towards yourself

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agitate

  • verb try to stir up public opinion
    stir up; foment.
  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    commove; turn on; excite; charge up; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks

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sign

  • noun a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened)
    mark.
    • he showed signs of strain
    • they welcomed the signs of spring
  • noun a public display of a message
    • he posted signs in all the shop windows

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knock_over

  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    turn over; tip over; tump over; upset; overturn; bowl over.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer

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squabble

  • noun a quarrel about petty points
    fuss; bicker; pettifoggery; bickering; tiff; spat.
  • verb argue over petty things
    niggle; pettifog; bicker; brabble; quibble.
    • Let's not quibble over pennies

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traveling

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travel; travelling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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pass

  • noun (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
    base on balls; walk.
    • he worked the pitcher for a base on balls
  • noun (military) a written leave of absence
    • he had a pass for three days

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download

  • verb transfer a file or program from a central computer to a smaller computer or to a computer at a remote location

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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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levitate

  • verb cause to rise in the air and float, as if in defiance of gravity
    • The magician levitated the woman
  • verb be suspended in the air, as if in defiance of gravity
    hover.
    • The guru claimed that he could levitate

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channelize

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelise.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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channelise

  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; manoeuvre; channelize; manoeuver; steer.
  • verb make a channel for; provide with a channel
    channelize.
    • channelize the country for better transportation

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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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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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tussle

  • noun disorderly fighting
    dogfight; hassle; scuffle; rough-and-tumble.
  • verb fight or struggle in a confused way at close quarters
    scuffle.
    • the drunken men started to scuffle

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plunk

  • noun a hollow twanging sound
  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunker.

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get_down

  • verb lower (one's body) as by kneeling
    • Get down on your knees!
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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lurch

  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; stumble.
  • noun a decisive defeat in a game (especially in cribbage)

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paddle

  • noun small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  • noun a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

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switch

  • noun control consisting of a mechanical or electrical or electronic device for making or breaking or changing the connections in a circuit
    electric switch; electrical switch.
  • noun an event in which one thing is substituted for another
    replacement; transposition; permutation; substitution.
    • the replacement of lost blood by a transfusion of donor blood

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relocate

  • verb become established in a new location
    • Our company relocated to the Midwest
  • verb move or establish in a new location
    • We had to relocate the office because the rent was too high

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net

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; internet.
  • noun a trap made of netting to catch fish or birds or insects

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boost

  • noun the act of giving hope or support to someone
    encouragement.
  • noun an increase in cost
    hike; rise; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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randomisation

  • noun a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance
    randomization.

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thrust

  • noun the force used in pushing
    push.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines
  • noun a strong blow with a knife or other sharp pointed instrument
    knife thrust; stab.
    • one strong stab to the heart killed him

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felt_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; matte up; felt; matt-up; matte.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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full

  • noun the time when the Moon is fully illuminated
    full moon; full-of-the-moon; full phase of the moon.
    • the moon is at the full
  • verb beat for the purpose of cleaning and thickening
    • full the cloth

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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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matte_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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pushing

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    push.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • verb move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    push; force.

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herd

  • noun a group of cattle or sheep or other domestic mammals all of the same kind that are herded by humans
  • noun a group of wild mammals of one species that remain together: antelope or elephants or seals or whales or zebra

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upgrade

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; raise; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun software that provides better performance than an earlier version did

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let

  • noun a brutal terrorist group active in Kashmir; fights against India with the goal of restoring Islamic rule of India
    Army of the Pure; Army of the Righteous; Lashkar-e-Taiba; Lashkar-e-Tayyiba; Lashkar-e-Toiba.
    • Lashkar-e-Toiba has committed mass murders of civilian Hindus
  • noun a serve that strikes the net before falling into the receiver's court; the ball must be served again
    net ball.

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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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disarrange

  • verb destroy the arrangement or order of
    • My son disarranged the papers on my desk
  • verb disturb the arrangement of
    • disarrange the papers

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bring_up

  • verb summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
    arouse; raise; invoke; conjure up; call down; call forth; evoke; put forward; stir; conjure.
    • raise the specter of unemployment
    • he conjured wild birds in the air
    • call down the spirits from the mountain
  • verb bring up
    parent; nurture; raise; rear.
    • raise a family
    • bring up children

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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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sending

  • noun the act of causing something to go (especially messages)
  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct; send.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation

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engage

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    pursue; prosecute.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb consume all of one's attention or time
    engross; absorb; occupy.
    • Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely

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heave_up

  • verb lift or elevate
    heave; heft; heft up.

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shove

  • noun the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)
    • he gave the door a shove
  • verb come into rough contact with while moving
    jostle.
    • The passengers jostled each other in the overcrowded train

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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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coffin

  • noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
    casket.
  • verb place into a coffin
    • her body was coffined

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repel

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders
  • verb be repellent to; cause aversion in
    repulse.

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trice

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; wink; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • verb raise with a line
    trice up.
    • trice a window shade

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send_on

  • verb send or ship onward from an intermediate post or station in transit
    forward.
    • forward my mail

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leaven

  • noun a substance used to produce fermentation in dough or a liquid
    leavening.
  • noun an influence that works subtly to lighten or modify something
    leavening.
    • his sermons benefited from a leavening of humor

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obtrude

  • verb push to thrust outward
    push out; thrust out.
  • verb thrust oneself in as if by force
    intrude.
    • The colors don't intrude on the viewer

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bunker

  • noun a hazard on a golf course
    trap; sand trap.
  • noun a large container for storing fuel
    • the ship's bunkers were full of coal

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climb

  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; raise; rise; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise
  • noun an event that involves rising to a higher point (as in altitude or temperature or intensity etc.)
    climbing; mounting.

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pillow

  • noun a cushion to support the head of a sleeping person
  • verb rest on or as if on a pillow
    rest.
    • pillow your head

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toss

  • noun the act of flipping a coin
    flip.
  • noun (sports) the act of throwing the ball to another member of your team
    flip; pass.
    • the pass was fumbled

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shuffle

  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    make; shuffling.
  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shamble; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old

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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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run_up

  • verb pile up (debts or scores)
  • verb raise
    hoist.
    • hoist the flags
    • hoist a sail

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tweak

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

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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supinate

  • verb turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)

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replace

  • verb substitute a person or thing for (another that is broken or inefficient or lost or no longer working or yielding what is expected)
    • He replaced the old razor blade
    • We need to replace the secretary that left a month ago
    • the insurance will replace the lost income
    • This antique vase can never be replaced
  • verb take the place or move into the position of
    supercede; supplant; supersede; supervene upon.
    • Smith replaced Miller as CEO after Miller left
    • the computer has supplanted the slide rule
    • Mary replaced Susan as the team's captain and the highest-ranked player in the school

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shun

  • verb avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of
    eschew.
  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.

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plonk

  • noun a cheap wine of inferior quality
  • noun the noise of something dropping (as into liquid)

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extirpate

  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; uproot; root out; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption
  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; deracinate; root out.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

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compartmentalise

  • verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
    cut up; compartmentalize.
    • You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!

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instal

  • verb set up for use
    set up; install; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • verb put into an office or a position
    install.
    • the new president was installed immediately after the election

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transplant

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    graft.
  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    transplantation; organ transplant.
    • he had a kidney transplant
    • the long-term results of cardiac transplantation are now excellent
    • a child had a multiple organ transplant two months ago

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plop

  • noun the noise of a rounded object dropping into a liquid without a splash
  • verb drop something with a plopping sound

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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prove

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; turn out.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment
    shew; demonstrate; show; establish.
    • The experiment demonstrated the instability of the compound
    • The mathematician showed the validity of the conjecture

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embrangle

  • verb make more complicated or confused through entanglements
    snarl; snarl up.

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postpose

  • verb place after another constituent in the sentence
    • Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them

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pigeonhole

  • noun a specific (often simplistic) category
  • noun a small compartment
    cubbyhole.

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bring_about

  • verb cause to move into the opposite direction
    • they brought about the boat when they saw a storm approaching
  • verb cause to happen, occur or exist
    produce; give rise.
    • This procedure produces a curious effect
    • The new law gave rise to many complaints
    • These chemicals produce a noxious vapor
    • the new President must bring about a change in the health care system

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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cram

  • verb crowd or pack to capacity
    wad; ram; jampack; jam; chock up.
    • the theater was jampacked
  • verb put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    • cram books into the suitcase

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dishevel

  • verb disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    tousle; tangle.
    • The strong wind tousled my hair

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lowering

  • noun the act of causing to become less
  • noun the act of causing something to move to a lower level
    letting down.

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send_out

  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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flap

  • noun any broad thin and limber covering attached at one edge; hangs loose or projects freely
    • he wrote on the flap of the envelope
  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; fuss; dither.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft

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billet

  • noun a short personal letter
    note; line; short letter.
    • drop me a line when you get there
  • noun lodging for military personnel (especially in a private home)

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plump_down

  • verb drop heavily
    plonk down; plank down.
  • verb set (something or oneself) down with or as if with a noise
    plop; plunk; plunk down; plonk; flump; plump; plank.
    • He planked the money on the table
    • He planked himself into the sofa

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owner

  • noun (law) someone who owns (is legal possessor of) a business
    proprietor.
    • he is the owner of a chain of restaurants
  • noun a person who owns something
    possessor.
    • they are searching for the owner of the car
    • who is the owner of that friendly smile?

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clue

  • noun a slight indication
    hint.
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clew.

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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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mussiness

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    mess; messiness; muss.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed

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flapping

  • noun the motion made by flapping up and down
    flutter; fluttering; flap.
  • verb move in a wavy pattern or with a rising and falling motion
    wave; undulate; roll; flap.
    • The curtains undulated
    • the waves rolled towards the beach

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muss

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    mess; messiness; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun type genus of the Muridae: common house mice; the tips of the upper incisors have a square notch
    genus Mus; Mus.

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hurry

  • noun a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    haste.
    • in a hurry to lock the door
  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste

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fly

  • noun two-winged insects characterized by active flight
  • noun flap consisting of a piece of canvas that can be drawn back to provide entrance to a tent
    rainfly; tent flap; fly sheet; tent-fly.

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berth

  • noun a job in an organization
    office; billet; spot; place; situation; position; post.
    • he occupied a post in the treasury
  • noun a place where a craft can be made fast
    moorage; slip; mooring.

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sluice

  • noun conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
    sluiceway; penstock.
  • verb pour as if from a sluice
    sluice down.
    • An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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pour

  • verb cause to run
    • pour water over the floor
  • verb move in large numbers
    swarm; teem; stream; pullulate.
    • people were pouring out of the theater
    • beggars pullulated in the plaza

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impel

  • verb urge or force (a person) to an action; constrain or motivate
    force.
  • verb cause to move forward with force
    propel.
    • Steam propels this ship

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install

  • verb set up for use
    instal; set up; put in.
    • install the washer and dryer
    • We put in a new sink
  • verb put into an office or a position
    instal.
    • the new president was installed immediately after the election

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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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following

  • noun a group of followers or enthusiasts
    followers.
  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    pursual; pursuit; chase.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit

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ferry

  • noun a boat that transports people or vehicles across a body of water and operates on a regular schedule
    ferryboat.
  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferrying.

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root

  • noun (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
  • noun the place where something begins, where it springs into being
    origin; beginning; rootage; source.
    • the Italian beginning of the Renaissance
    • Jupiter was the origin of the radiation
    • Pittsburgh is the source of the Ohio River
    • communism's Russian root

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fetch

  • noun the action of fetching
  • verb go or come after and bring or take back
    bring; convey; get.
    • Get me those books over there, please
    • Could you bring the wine?
    • The dog fetched the hat

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wedge

  • noun any shape that is triangular in cross section
    wedge shape; cuneus.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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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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stream

  • noun a natural body of running water flowing on or under the earth
    watercourse.
  • noun dominant course (suggestive of running water) of successive events or ideas
    current; flow.
    • two streams of development run through American history
    • stream of consciousness
    • the flow of thought
    • the current of history

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scan

  • noun the act of scanning; systematic examination of a prescribed region
    • he made a thorough scan of the beach with his binoculars
  • noun an image produced by scanning
    CAT scan.
    • he analyzed the brain scan
    • you could see the tumor in the CAT scan

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lock

  • noun a fastener fitted to a door or drawer to keep it firmly closed
  • noun a strand or cluster of hair
    curl; ringlet; whorl.

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chin

  • noun the protruding part of the lower jaw
    mentum.
  • noun Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
    Kuki; Kuki-Chin.

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slip

  • noun a socially awkward or tactless act
    gaffe; gaucherie; solecism; faux pas.
  • noun a minor inadvertent mistake usually observed in speech or writing or in small accidents or memory lapses etc.
    parapraxis; slip-up; miscue.

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exclude

  • verb prevent from being included or considered or accepted
    take out; omit; except; leave off; leave out.
    • The bad results were excluded from the report
    • Leave off the top piece
  • verb prevent from entering; shut out
    keep out; shut out; shut.
    • The trees were shutting out all sunlight
    • This policy excludes people who have a criminal record from entering the country

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shaggy-haired

  • adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-coated; shaggy; bushy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard

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jumble

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle.
  • noun small flat ring-shaped cake or cookie
    jumbal.

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lay_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    stop over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb place on top of
    superimpose; superpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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teleport

  • verb transport by dematerializing at one point and assembling at another

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sit

  • verb be seated
    sit down.
  • verb be around, often idly or without specific purpose
    sit around.
    • The object sat in the corner
    • We sat around chatting for another hour

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; 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
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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travel

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travelling; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • noun a movement through space that changes the location of something
    change of location.

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get

  • noun a return on a shot that seemed impossible to reach and would normally have resulted in a point for the opponent
  • verb come into the possession of something concrete or abstract
    acquire.
    • She got a lot of paintings from her uncle
    • They acquired a new pet
    • Get your results the next day
    • Get permission to take a few days off from work

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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speeding

  • noun changing location rapidly
    hurrying; speed.
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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gather_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    pick up; lift up.
  • verb gather or collect
    call for; collect; pick up.
    • You can get the results on Monday
    • She picked up the children at the day care center
    • They pick up our trash twice a week

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stir

  • noun a prominent or sensational but short-lived news event
    splash.
    • he made a great splash and then disappeared
  • noun emotional agitation and excitement

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chuck_out

  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries
  • verb put out or expel from a place
    eject; turf out; boot out; turn out; exclude.
    • The unruly student was excluded from the game

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stand

  • noun a support or foundation
    pedestal; base.
    • the base of the lamp
  • noun the position where a thing or person stands

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plant

  • noun buildings for carrying on industrial labor
    works; industrial plant.
    • they built a large plant to manufacture automobiles
  • noun (botany) a living organism lacking the power of locomotion
    flora; plant life.

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rise

  • noun a growth in strength or number or importance
  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; ascent; ascending.

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crowding

  • noun a situation in which people or things are crowded together
    • he didn't like the crowding on the beach
  • verb cause to herd, drive, or crowd together
    crowd; herd.
    • We herded the children into a spare classroom

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mess

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    messiness; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; fix; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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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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jack_up

  • verb lift with a special device
    jack.
    • jack up the car so you can change the tire

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lay

  • noun a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
    ballad.
  • noun a narrative poem of popular origin
    ballad.

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waver

  • noun someone who communicates by waving
  • noun the act of pausing uncertainly
    falter; faltering; hesitation.
    • there was a hesitation in his speech

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coming

  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    approach; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    advent.
    • the advent of the computer

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coast

  • noun the shore of a sea or ocean
    sea-coast; seashore; seacoast.
  • noun a slope down which sleds may coast
    • when it snowed they made a coast on the golf course

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flourish

  • noun a showy gesture
    • she entered with a great flourish
  • noun an ornamental embellishment in writing

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flutter

  • noun the act of moving back and forth
    flicker; waver.
  • noun abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

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prepose

  • verb place before another constituent in the sentence; Japanese postposes them"
    • English preposes the adpositions

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reposition

  • noun depositing in a warehouse
    repositing; storage; warehousing.
    • they decided to reposition their furniture in a recommended repository in Brooklyn
    • my car is in storage
    • publishers reduced print runs to cut down the cost of warehousing
  • verb change place or direction
    shift; dislodge.
    • Shift one's position

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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mare

  • noun female equine animal
    female horse.
  • noun a dark region of considerable extent on the surface of the moon
    maria.

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pulling

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pull.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • verb cause to move by pulling
    pull; draw; force.
    • draw a wagon
    • pull a sled

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stand_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    get up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

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truck

  • noun an automotive vehicle suitable for hauling
    motortruck.
  • noun a handcart that has a frame with two low wheels and a ledge at the bottom and handles at the top; used to move crates or other heavy objects
    hand truck.

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deposit

  • noun the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
    sedimentation; alluviation.
  • noun matter that has been deposited by some natural process
    sediment.

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uproot

  • verb move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    deracinate.
    • The war uprooted many people
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; root out; extirpate; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption

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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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operate

  • verb direct or control; projects, businesses, etc.
    run.
    • She is running a relief operation in the Sudan
  • verb perform as expected when applied
    function; go; work; run.
    • The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in
    • Does this old car still run well?
    • This old radio doesn't work anymore

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wind

  • noun air moving (sometimes with considerable force) from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure
    air current; current of air.
    • trees bent under the fierce winds
    • when there is no wind, row
    • the radioactivity was being swept upwards by the air current and out into the atmosphere
  • noun a tendency or force that influences events
    • the winds of change

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undo

  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    • I wish I could undo my actions
  • verb deprive of certain characteristics
    unmake.

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ensnarl

  • verb entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
    mesh; enmesh.

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splay

  • noun an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
  • verb spread open or apart
    • He splayed his huge hands over the table

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force_back

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; repel; drive; push back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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hair_ball

  • noun a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
    hairball; trichobezoar.

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move

  • noun the act of deciding to do something
    • he didn't make a move to help
    • his first move was to hire a lawyer
  • noun the act of changing your residence or place of business
    relocation.
    • they say that three moves equal one fire

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reorient

  • verb orient once again, after a disorientation
    reorientate.
  • verb cause to turn

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kick_out

  • verb force to leave or move out
    throw out; expel.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb remove from a position or office
    oust; expel; boot out; drum out; throw out.
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds

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enclose

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house
  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    hold in; confine.

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shake

  • noun building material used as siding or roofing
    shingle.
  • noun frothy drink of milk and flavoring and sometimes fruit or ice cream
    milk shake; milkshake.

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tousled

  • adjective satellite in disarray; extremely disorderly
    frowzled; rumpled; 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 disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    tousle; dishevel; tangle.
    • The strong wind tousled my hair

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ravel

  • noun a row of unravelled stitches
    ladder; run.
    • she got a run in her stocking
  • noun French composer and exponent of Impressionism (1875-1937)
    Maurice Ravel.

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complicate

  • verb make more complicated
    perplex.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter
  • verb make more complex, intricate, or richer
    rarify; elaborate; refine.
    • refine a design or pattern

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disconnect

  • noun an unbridgeable disparity (as from a failure of understanding)
    disconnection; gulf.
    • he felt a gulf between himself and his former friends
    • there is a vast disconnect between public opinion and federal policy
  • verb pull the plug of (electrical appliances) and render inoperable
    unplug.
    • unplug the hair dryer after using it

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw 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
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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glide

  • noun a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
    semivowel.
  • noun the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
    slide; coast.
    • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
    • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

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fix

  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; muddle; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage
  • noun something craved, especially an intravenous injection of a narcotic drug
    • she needed a fix of chocolate

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dispose

  • verb give, sell, or transfer to another
    • She disposed of her parents' possessions
  • verb throw or cast away
    cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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push_back

  • noun the act of forcing the enemy to withdraw
    rollback.
  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; beat back; repel; drive; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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hairball

  • noun a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
    hair ball; trichobezoar.

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put_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; assemble; piece.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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mail

  • noun the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  • noun the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
    post; mail service; postal service.
    • the mail handles billions of items every day
    • he works for the United States mail service
    • in England they call mail `the post'

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travelling

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travel; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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clutter_up

  • verb fill a space in a disorderly way
    clutter.

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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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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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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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rake

  • noun a dissolute man in fashionable society
    rip; rakehell; blood; roue; profligate.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    slant; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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overcrowd

  • verb cause to crowd together too much
    • The students overcrowded the cafeteria
  • verb crowd together too much

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muddle

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; smother; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; jam; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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introduce

  • verb cause to come to know personally
    acquaint; present.
    • permit me to acquaint you with my son
    • introduce the new neighbors to the community
  • verb bring something new to an environment
    innovate.
    • A new word processor was introduced

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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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hale

  • verb to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"
    coerce; force; squeeze; pressure.
    • He squeezed her for information
  • noun a soldier of the American Revolution who was hanged as a spy by the British; his last words were supposed to have been `I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country' (1755-1776)
    Nathan Hale.

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hands

  • noun (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child
    custody.
    • my fate is in your hands
    • too much power in the president's hands
    • your guests are now in my custody
    • the mother was awarded custody of the children
  • noun the force of workers available
    manpower; work force; men; workforce.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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turf_out

  • verb put out or expel from a place
    eject; chuck out; boot out; turn out; exclude.
    • The unruly student was excluded from the game

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mat_up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat; matte up; felt; matt-up; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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heft_up

  • verb lift or elevate
    heave up; heave; heft.

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drop

  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    bead; pearl.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead
  • noun a small indefinite quantity (especially of a liquid)
    driblet; drib.
    • he had a drop too much to drink
    • a drop of each sample was analyzed
    • there is not a drop of pity in that man
    • years afterward, they would pay the blood-money, driblet by driblet"--Kipling

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chuck

  • noun informal terms for a meal
    eats; grub; chow.
  • noun the part of a forequarter from the neck to the ribs and including the shoulder blade

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transplanting

  • noun the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
    transplantation; transplant.
    • the transplant did not flower until the second year
    • too frequent transplanting is not good for families
    • she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation
  • verb lift and reset in another soil or situation
    transfer; transplant.
    • Transplant the young rice plants

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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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rock

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    stone.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun material consisting of the aggregate of minerals like those making up the Earth's crust
    stone.
    • that mountain is solid rock
    • stone is abundant in New England and there are many quarries

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effuse

  • verb pour out
    pour out.
    • effused brine
  • verb flow or spill forth
    flow out.

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unwind

  • verb reverse the winding or twisting of
    wind off; unroll.
    • unwind a ball of yarn
  • verb separate the tangles of
    disentangle.

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bump

  • noun a lump on the body caused by a blow
  • noun something that bulges out or is protuberant or projects from its surroundings
    protrusion; extrusion; bulge; gibbousness; hump; prominence; swelling; excrescence; jut; gibbosity; protuberance.
    • the gun in his pocket made an obvious bulge
    • the hump of a camel
    • he stood on the rocky prominence
    • the occipital protuberance was well developed
    • the bony excrescence between its horns

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tack

  • noun the heading or position of a vessel relative to the trim of its sails
  • noun a short nail with a sharp point and a large head

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matt-up

  • verb change texture so as to become matted and felt-like
    mat up; mat; matte up; felt; matte; felt up.
    • The fabric felted up after several washes

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heave

  • noun an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    heaving.
    • the heaving of waves on a rough sea
  • noun (geology) a horizontal dislocation

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mat

  • noun a thick flat pad used as a floor covering
  • noun mounting consisting of a border or background for a picture
    matting.

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depress

  • verb lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    dispirit; dismay; deject; demoralise; get down; cast down; demoralize.
    • These news depressed her
    • The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
  • verb lower (prices or markets)
    • The glut of oil depressed gas prices

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matt

  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    mat; lusterlessness; matte; lustrelessness; flatness.
  • adjective satellite not reflecting light; not glossy
    flat; matte; mat; matted.
    • flat wall paint
    • a photograph with a matte finish

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tangle

  • noun a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven
    • they carved their way through the tangle of vines
  • noun something jumbled or confused
    maze; snarl.
    • a tangle of government regulations

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network

  • noun an interconnected system of things or people
    web.
    • he owned a network of shops
    • retirement meant dropping out of a whole network of people who had been part of my life
    • tangled in a web of cloth
  • noun (broadcasting) a communication system consisting of a group of broadcasting stations that all transmit the same programs
    • the networks compete to broadcast important sports events

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littered

  • adjective satellite filled or scattered with a disorderly accumulation of objects or rubbish
    cluttered.
    • the storm left the drivewaylittered with sticks nd debris
    • his library was a cluttered room with piles of books on every chair
  • verb strew
    litter.
    • Cigar butts littered the ground

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haired

  • adjective having or covered with hair
    hairy; hirsute.
    • Jacob was a hairy man
    • a hairy caterpillar

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disarray

  • noun a mental state characterized by a lack of clear and orderly thought and behavior
    confusion; confusedness; mental confusion; muddiness.
    • a confusion of impressions
  • noun untidiness (especially of clothing and appearance)
    disorderliness.

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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stub

  • noun a short piece remaining on a trunk or stem where a branch is lost
  • noun a small piece
    nub.
    • a nub of coal
    • a stub of a pencil

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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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pitchfork

  • noun a long-handled hand tool with sharp widely spaced prongs for lifting and pitching hay
  • verb lift with a pitchfork
    fork.
    • pitchfork hay

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settle_down

  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle.
    • dust settled on the roofs
  • verb become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    settle; root; take root; steady down.
    • He finally settled down

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shambles

  • noun a condition of great disorder
  • noun a building where animals are butchered
    butchery; abattoir; slaughterhouse.

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bring_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; let down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb cause the downfall of; of rulers
    subvert; overturn; overthrow.
    • The Czar was overthrown
    • subvert the ruling class

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forth

  • adverb from a particular thing or place or position (`forth' is obsolete)
    away; off.
    • ran away from the lion
    • wanted to get away from there
    • sent the children away to boarding school
    • the teacher waved the children away from the dead animal
    • went off to school
    • they drove off
    • go forth and preach
  • noun a river in southern Scotland that flows eastward to the Firth of Forth
    Forth River.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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recline

  • verb move the upper body backwards and down
    lean back.
  • verb cause to recline
    • She reclined her head on the pillow

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turning

  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turn.
    • he took a turn to the right
  • noun act of changing in practice or custom
    • the law took many turnings over the years

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whiff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    puff; puff of air.
  • noun a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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cart

  • noun a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
  • noun wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
    handcart; go-cart; pushcart.
    • he used a handcart to carry the rocks away
    • their pushcart was piled high with groceries

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ascending

  • noun the act of changing location in an upward direction
    ascension; rise; ascent.
  • verb travel up, "We ascended the mountain"
    ascend; go up.
    • go up a ladder
    • The mountaineers slowly ascended the steep slope

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release

  • noun merchandise issued for sale or public showing (especially a record or film)
    • a new release from the London Symphony Orchestra
  • noun the act of liberating someone or something
    liberation; freeing.

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polarize

  • verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    polarise.
    • polarize light waves
  • verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    polarise.

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transpose

  • noun a matrix formed by interchanging the rows and columns of a given matrix
  • verb change the order or arrangement of
    commute; permute.
    • Dyslexics often transpose letters in a word

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intersperse

  • verb place at intervals in or among
    • intersperse exclamation marks in the text
  • verb introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
    interlard.

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drive_around

  • verb drive someone in a vehicle
    chauffeur.
  • verb drive without any particular aim
    • we were driving around in the countryside on a fine Sunday morning

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put

  • noun the option to sell a given stock (or stock index or commodity future) at a given price before a given date
    put option.
  • verb put into a certain place or abstract location
    set; pose; place; lay; position.
    • Put your things here
    • Set the tray down
    • Set the dogs on the scent of the missing children
    • Place emphasis on a certain point

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superimpose

  • verb place on top of
    lay over; superpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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send_around

  • verb forward to others
    • he is sending around an appeal for funds

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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looseness

  • noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    looseness of the bowels; diarrhea; diarrhoea.
  • noun freedom from restraint
    • the flexibility and looseness of the materials from which mythology is made

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shaggy

  • adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-haired; shaggy-coated; bushy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard
  • adjective satellite having a very rough nap or covered with hanging shags
    shagged.
    • junipers with shagged trunks
    • shaggy rugs

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launch

  • noun a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  • noun the act of propelling with force
    launching.

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stratify

  • verb divide society into social classes or castes
    • Income distribution often stratifies a society
  • verb form layers or strata
    • The rock stratifies

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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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ostracize

  • verb expel from a community or group
    blackball; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.
  • verb avoid speaking to or dealing with
    ostracise.
    • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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keep

  • noun the financial means whereby one lives
    living; support; livelihood; bread and butter; sustenance.
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep
    • he applied to the state for support
    • he could no longer earn his own livelihood
  • noun the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress
    dungeon; donjon.

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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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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mesh

  • noun the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
    • a 100 mesh screen
    • 100 mesh powdered cellulose
  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; meshing; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears

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place

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; topographic point.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet
  • noun any area set aside for a particular purpose
    property.
    • who owns this place?
    • the president was concerned about the property across from the White House

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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polarise

  • verb cause to vibrate in a definite pattern
    polarize.
    • polarize light waves
  • verb cause to concentrate about two conflicting or contrasting positions
    polarize.

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locating

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; location; position.
  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    localisation; fix; location; localization.
    • he got a good fix on the target

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devolve

  • verb pass on or delegate to another
    • The representative devolved his duties to his aides while he was in the hospital
  • verb be inherited by
    pass; return; fall.
    • The estate fell to my sister
    • The land returned to the family
    • The estate devolved to an heir that everybody had assumed to be dead

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jumbled

  • adjective satellite in utter disorder
    topsy-turvy; disorderly; higgledy-piggledy; hugger-mugger.
    • a disorderly pile of clothes
  • verb be all mixed up or jumbled together
    jumble; mingle.
    • His words jumbled

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sprawling

  • noun an ungainly posture with arms and legs spread about
    sprawl.
  • verb sit or lie with one's limbs spread out
    sprawl.

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adduct

  • noun a compound formed by an addition reaction
  • verb draw a limb towards the body
    • adduct the thigh muscle

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suspend

  • verb hang freely
    • The secret police suspended their victims from the ceiling and beat them
  • verb cause to be held in suspension in a fluid
    • suspend the particles

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perturb

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder; unhinge.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb disturb or interfere with the usual path of an electron or atom
    • The electrons were perturbed by the passing ion

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force_out

  • noun a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base
    force play; force-out; force.
    • the shortstop got the runner at second on a force
  • verb force to leave (an office)
    depose.

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confuse

  • verb mistake one thing for another
    confound.
    • you are confusing me with the other candidate
    • I mistook her for the secretary
  • verb be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
    bedevil; discombobulate; fox; confound; befuddle; fuddle; throw.
    • These questions confuse even the experts
    • This question completely threw me
    • This question befuddled even the teacher

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misplace

  • verb place (something) where one cannot find it again
    mislay; lose.
    • I misplaced my eyeglasses
  • verb place or position wrongly; put in the wrong position
    • misplaced modifiers

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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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sequester

  • verb requisition forcibly, as of enemy property
    • the estate was sequestered
  • verb take temporary possession of as a security, by legal authority
    attach; seize; confiscate; impound.
    • The FBI seized the drugs
    • The customs agents impounded the illegal shipment
    • The police confiscated the stolen artwork

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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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carry

  • noun the act of carrying something
  • verb move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body
    transport.
    • You must carry your camping gear
    • carry the suitcases to the car
    • This train is carrying nuclear waste
    • These pipes carry waste water into the river

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take_back

  • verb bring back to the point of departure
    bring back; return.
  • verb regain possession of something
    repossess.

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shake_up

  • verb shock physically
    bump around; jar.
    • Georgia was shaken up in the Tech game
  • verb organize anew
    reorganize; reorganise.
    • We must reorganize the company if we don't want to go under

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advect

  • verb convey by horizontal mass movement of a fluid
    • energy advected from the environment

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set_in_motion

  • verb get going; give impetus to
    launch.
    • launch a career
    • Her actions set in motion a complicated judicial process

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cut_up

  • verb cut to pieces
    carve.
    • Father carved the ham
  • verb destroy or injure severely
    mutilate; mangle.
    • The madman mutilates art work

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plank

  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    board.
  • noun an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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airt

  • verb channel into a new direction
    redirect.
    • redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists

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draft

  • noun a document ordering the payment of money; drawn by one person or bank on another
    order of payment; bill of exchange.
  • noun a current of air (usually coming into a chimney or room or vehicle)
    draught.

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drive_out

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; dispel; drive away; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rouse; rout out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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circulate

  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; go around.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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catapult

  • noun a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    slingshot; sling.
  • noun a device that launches aircraft from a warship
    launcher.

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send_off

  • verb send away towards a designated goal
    despatch; dispatch.
  • verb throw, send, or cast forward
    project.
    • project a missile

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barge

  • noun a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    hoy; lighter; flatboat.
  • verb push one's way
    thrust ahead; push forward.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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bring_forward

  • verb cause to move forward
    advance.
    • Can you move the car seat forward?
  • verb bring forward for consideration
    call up.
    • The case was called up in court

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tee

  • noun the starting place for each hole on a golf course
    teeing ground.
    • they were waiting on the first tee
  • noun support holding a football on end and above the ground preparatory to the kickoff
    football tee.

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unseat

  • verb remove from political office
    • The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat
  • verb dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse

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tack_together

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    set up; tack; assemble; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee

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part

  • noun something determined in relation to something that includes it
    component part; portion; component; constituent.
    • he wanted to feel a part of something bigger than himself
    • I read a portion of the manuscript
    • the smaller component is hard to reach
    • the animal constituent of plankton
  • noun something less than the whole of a human artifact
    portion.
    • the rear part of the house
    • glue the two parts together

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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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gin

  • noun strong liquor flavored with juniper berries
  • noun a trap for birds or small mammals; often has a slip noose
    snare; noose.

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singsong

  • noun a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  • noun informal group singing of popular songs
    singalong.

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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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meshing

  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; mesh; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears
  • noun an open fabric of string or rope or wire woven together at regular intervals
    meshwork; net; mesh; network.

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wheel_around

  • verb wheel somebody or something
    wheel.
  • verb change directions as if revolving on a pivot
    wheel.
    • They wheeled their horses around and left

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mussy

  • adjective satellite dirty and disorderly
    messy.
    • a mussy fussy bedroom
    • a child's messy eating habits

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hike

  • noun a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    hiking; tramp.
    • she enjoys a hike in her spare time
  • noun an increase in cost
    rise; boost; cost increase.
    • they asked for a 10% rise in rates

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bed

  • noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    • he sat on the edge of the bed
    • the room had only a bed and chair
  • noun a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    • the gardener planted a bed of roses

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project

  • noun any piece of work that is undertaken or attempted
    undertaking; task; labor.
    • he prepared for great undertakings
  • noun a planned undertaking
    projection.

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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garrison

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    fort.
  • noun United States abolitionist who published an anti-slavery journal (1805-1879)
    William Lloyd Garrison.

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disorganisation

  • noun a condition in which an orderly system has been disrupted
    disarrangement; disorganization.
  • noun the disturbance of a systematic arrangement causing disorder and confusion
    disorganization.
    • the disorganization of the enemy troops by a flank attack

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bowl_over

  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    turn over; tip over; tump over; upset; knock over; overturn.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer
  • verb overcome with amazement
    boggle; flabbergast.
    • This boggles the mind!

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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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shaggy-coated

  • adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-haired; shaggy; bushy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard

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upset

  • noun an unhappy and worried mental state
    perturbation; disturbance.
    • there was too much anger and disturbance
    • she didn't realize the upset she caused me
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    overthrow; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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stick_in

  • verb insert casually
    insert; sneak in; slip in.
    • She slipped in a reference to her own work
  • verb introduce
    insert; put in; introduce; inclose; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here

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seed

  • noun a small hard fruit
  • noun a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

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push_aside

  • verb push out of the way
    push away.
  • verb bar from attention or consideration
    dismiss; brush aside; brush off; ignore; discount; disregard.
    • She dismissed his advances

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disjoint

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disassociate; disunite.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb separate at the joints
    disarticulate.
    • disjoint the chicken before cooking it

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churn

  • noun a vessel in which cream is agitated to separate butterfat from buttermilk
    butter churn.
  • verb stir (cream) vigorously in order to make butter

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heft

  • noun the property of being large in mass
    ponderousness; massiveness; heftiness; ponderosity.
  • verb lift or elevate
    heave up; heave; heft up.

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rout

  • noun a disorderly crowd of people
    rabble; mob.
  • noun an overwhelming defeat

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isolate

  • verb place or set apart
    insulate.
    • They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates
  • verb obtain in pure form
    • The chemist managed to isolate the compound

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aside

  • noun a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  • noun a message that departs from the main subject
    divagation; digression; excursus; parenthesis.

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saltate

  • verb move by saltation
    • The sand grains are saltated by the wind
  • verb leap or skip, often in dancing
    • These fish swim with a saltating motion

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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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put_in

  • verb introduce
    insert; stick in; introduce; inclose; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here
  • verb keep or lay aside for future use
    salt away; stack away; hive away; stash away; lay in; store.
    • store grain for the winter
    • The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat

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jostle

  • noun the act of jostling (forcing your way by pushing)
    jostling.
  • verb make one's way by jostling, pushing, or shoving
    • We had to jostle our way to the front of the platform

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take

  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; yield; takings; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%
  • noun the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption

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institutionalise

  • verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    commit; charge; send; institutionalize.
    • After the second episode, she had to be committed
    • he was committed to prison

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transmit

  • verb transfer to another
    communicate; convey.
    • communicate a disease
  • verb transmit or serve as the medium for transmission
    impart; carry; convey; conduct; channel.
    • Sound carries well over water
    • The airwaves carry the sound
    • Many metals conduct heat

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divert

  • verb turn aside; turn away from
    deviate.
  • verb send on a course or in a direction different from the planned or intended one

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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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cast_out

  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; shun; ban; ostracise; banish.
  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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change_owners

  • verb be transferred to another owner
    change hands.
    • This restaurant changed hands twice last year

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play

  • noun a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
    drama; dramatic play.
    • he wrote several plays but only one was produced on Broadway
  • noun a theatrical performance of a drama
    • the play lasted two hours

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beat_back

  • verb cause to move back by force or influence
    repulse; repel; drive; push back; force back.
    • repel the enemy
    • push back the urge to smoke
    • beat back the invaders

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centre

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; center.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun a low-lying region in central France

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disgorge

  • verb cause or allow (a solid substance) to flow or run out or over
    shed; spill.
    • spill the beans all over the table
  • verb eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth
    retch; regorge; be sick; spew; vomit up; puke; honk; cat; purge; cast; spue; upchuck; vomit; sick; barf; regurgitate; throw up; chuck.
    • After drinking too much, the students vomited
    • He purged continuously
    • The patient regurgitated the food we gave him last night

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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trichobezoar

  • noun a compact mass of hair that forms in the alimentary canal (especially in the stomach of animals as a result of licking fur)
    hair ball; hairball.

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compress

  • noun a cloth pad or dressing (with or without medication) applied firmly to some part of the body (to relieve discomfort or reduce fever)
  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; pack together.
    • compress the data

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disconcerted

  • adjective satellite having self-possession upset; thrown into confusion
    discombobulated.
    • the hecklers pelted the discombobulated speaker with anything that came to hand
    • looked at each other dumbly, quite disconcerted"- G.B.Shaw
  • verb cause to feel embarrassment
    disconcert; flurry; confuse; put off.
    • The constant attention of the young man confused her

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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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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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pack_together

  • verb make more compact by or as if by pressing
    compact; compress.
    • compress the data

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fluster

  • noun a disposition that is confused or nervous and upset
    perturbation.
  • verb be flustered; behave in a confused manner

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coil

  • noun a structure consisting of something wound in a continuous series of loops
    volute; spiral; helix; whorl.
    • a coil of rope
  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; curl; curlicue; roll.

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fluctuate

  • verb cause to fluctuate or move in a wavelike pattern
  • verb move or sway in a rising and falling or wavelike pattern
    vacillate; waver.
    • the line on the monitor vacillated

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sequestrate

  • verb keep away from others
    seclude; sequester; withdraw.
    • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; set apart; isolate; keep apart.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

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topple

  • verb fall down, as if collapsing
    tumble.
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
  • verb cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    tip; tumble.

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inclose

  • verb surround completely
    shut in; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence
  • verb introduce
    insert; put in; stick in; introduce; enclose.
    • Insert your ticket here

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unroll

  • verb reverse the winding or twisting of
    wind off; unwind.
    • unwind a ball of yarn
  • verb unroll, unfold, or spread out or be unrolled, unfolded, or spread out from a furled state
    unfurl.
    • unfurl a banner

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eject

  • verb put out or expel from a place
    chuck out; turf out; boot out; turn out; exclude.
    • The unruly student was excluded from the game
  • verb eliminate (a substance)
    release; exhaust; expel; discharge.
    • combustion products are exhausted in the engine
    • the plant releases a gas

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clear

  • noun the state of being free of suspicion
    • investigation showed that he was in the clear
  • noun a clear or unobstructed space or expanse of land or water
    open.
    • finally broke out of the forest into the open

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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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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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institutionalize

  • verb cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution
    commit; charge; send; institutionalise.
    • After the second episode, she had to be committed
    • he was committed to prison

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pipe

  • noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco
    tobacco pipe.
  • noun a long tube made of metal or plastic that is used to carry water or oil or gas etc.
    piping; pipage.

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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yank

  • verb pull, or move with a sudden movement
    jerk.
    • He turned the handle and jerked the door open
  • noun an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
    Northerner; Yankee.

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perch

  • noun support consisting of a branch or rod that serves as a resting place (especially for a bird)
  • noun a linear measure of 16.5 feet
    pole; rod.

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chariot

  • noun a light four-wheel horse-drawn ceremonial carriage
  • noun a two-wheeled horse-drawn battle vehicle; used in war and races in ancient Egypt and Greece and Rome

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rambling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; straggling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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throw_out_of_kilter

  • verb throw into great confusion or disorder
    derange; perturb.
    • Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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airlift

  • noun transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    lift.
  • verb fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    lift.
    • Food is airlifted into Bosnia

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woosh

  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    whoosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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bring

  • verb take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
    take; convey.
    • Bring me the box from the other room
    • Take these letters to the boss
    • This brings me to the main point
  • verb cause to come into a particular state or condition
    • Long hard years of on the job training had brought them to their competence
    • bring water to the boiling point

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freight

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
    load; cargo; lading; shipment; loading; consignment; payload.
  • noun transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
    freightage.

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disunite

  • verb part; cease or break association with
    dissociate; divorce; disjoint; disassociate.
    • She disassociated herself from the organization when she found out the identity of the president
  • verb force, take, or pull apart
    part; divide; separate.
    • He separated the fighting children
    • Moses parted the Red Sea

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utter

  • verb articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise
    give tongue to; express; verbalise; verbalize.
    • She expressed her anger
    • He uttered a curse
  • verb express audibly; utter sounds (not necessarily words)
    let loose; emit; let out.
    • She let out a big heavy sigh
    • He uttered strange sounds that nobody could understand

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randomize

  • verb arrange in random order
    randomise.
    • Randomize the order of the numbers

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winch

  • noun lifting device consisting of a horizontal cylinder turned by a crank on which a cable or rope winds
    windlass.
  • verb pull or lift up with or as if with a winch
    • winch up the slack line

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ground

  • noun the solid part of the earth's surface
    dry land; land; terra firma; earth; solid ground.
    • the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land
    • the earth shook for several minutes
    • he dropped the logs on the ground
  • noun a rational motive for a belief or action
    reason.
    • the reason that war was declared
    • the grounds for their declaration

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impact

  • noun the striking of one body against another
  • noun a forceful consequence; a strong effect
    wallop.
    • the book had an important impact on my thinking
    • the book packs a wallop

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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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slop

  • noun wet feed (especially for pigs) consisting of mostly kitchen waste mixed with water or skimmed or sour milk
    pigwash; swill; slops; pigswill.
  • noun deep soft mud in water or slush
    mire.
    • they waded through the slop

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get_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    stand up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb get up and out of bed
    rise; turn out; uprise; arise.
    • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
    • They rose early
    • He uprose at night

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jar

  • noun a vessel (usually cylindrical) with a wide mouth and without handles
  • noun the quantity contained in a jar
    jarful.
    • he drank a jar of beer

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pump

  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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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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carry_over

  • verb transfer or persist from one stage or sphere of activity to another
  • verb transport from one place or state to another
    • Adam would have been carried over into the life eternal

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jam

  • noun preserve of crushed fruit
  • noun informal terms for a difficult situation
    kettle of fish; mess; fix; muddle; hole; pickle.
    • he got into a terrible fix
    • he made a muddle of his marriage

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hike_up

  • verb pull up
    hitch up.
    • He hitched up his socks and pants
  • verb increase
    hike; boost.
    • The landlord hiked up the rents

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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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plump

  • noun the sound of a sudden heavy fall
  • verb drop sharply
    plummet.
    • The stock market plummeted

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hit

  • noun (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
    • he came all the way around on Williams' hit
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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exteriorize

  • verb bring outside the body for surgery, of organs
    bring outside.
  • verb make external or objective, or give reality to
    exteriorise; objectify; externalise; externalize.
    • language externalizes our thoughts

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beat

  • noun a regular route for a sentry or policeman
    round.
    • in the old days a policeman walked a beat and knew all his people by name
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    heartbeat; pulsation; pulse.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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turn_over

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; reach; hand; pass; pass on.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers
  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    tip over; tump over; upset; knock over; overturn; bowl over.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer

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rack_up

  • verb gain points in a game
    tally; score; hit.
    • The home team scored many times
    • He hit a home run
    • He hit .300 in the past season
  • verb place in a rack
    • rack pool balls

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bring_outside

  • verb bring outside the body for surgery, of organs
    exteriorize.

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bear

  • noun massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws
  • noun an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; an investor who expects prices to fall and so sells now in order to buy later at a lower price

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accrue

  • verb grow by addition
    • The interest accrues
  • verb come into the possession of
    fall.
    • The house accrued to the oldest son

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joint

  • noun (anatomy) the point of connection between two bones or elements of a skeleton (especially if it allows motion)
    articulatio; articulation.
  • noun a disreputable place of entertainment

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malagruze

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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lighter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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progress

  • noun gradual improvement or growth or development
    advancement.
    • advancement of knowledge
    • great progress in the arts
  • noun the act of moving forward (as toward a goal)
    advance; forward motion; progression; advancement; procession; onward motion.

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messiness

  • noun a state of confusion and disorderliness
    mess; muss; mussiness.
    • the house was a mess
    • she smoothed the mussiness of the bed
  • noun the trait of being untidy and messy
    untidiness.

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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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turn_back

  • verb retrace one's course
    double back; backtrack.
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
  • verb go back to a previous state
    retrovert; return; revert; regress.
    • We reverted to the old rules

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set_down

  • verb put down in writing; of texts, musical compositions, etc.
    get down; put down; write down.
  • verb reach or come to rest
    land.
    • The bird landed on the highest branch
    • The plane landed in Istanbul

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remove

  • noun degree of figurative distance or separation;
    • just one remove from madness" or "it imitates at many removes a Shakespearean tragedy
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take away; take.
    • remove a threat
    • remove a wrapper
    • Remove the dirty dishes from the table
    • take the gun from your pocket
    • This machine withdraws heat from the environment

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relegate

  • verb refer to another person for decision or judgment
    submit; pass on.
    • She likes to relegate difficult questions to her colleagues
  • verb assign to a lower position; reduce in rank
    bump; break; demote; kick downstairs.
    • She was demoted because she always speaks up
    • He was broken down to Sergeant

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stuff

  • noun the tangible substance that goes into the makeup of a physical object
    material.
    • coal is a hard black material
    • wheat is the stuff they use to make bread
  • noun miscellaneous unspecified objects
    • the trunk was full of stuff

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ban

  • noun a decree that prohibits something
    proscription; prohibition.
  • noun 100 bani equal 1 leu in Moldova

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rear

  • noun the back of a military formation or procession
    • infantrymen were in the rear
  • noun the side of an object that is opposite its front
    backside; back end.
    • his room was toward the rear of the hotel

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approaching

  • noun the event of one object coming closer to another
    approach.
  • noun the temporal property of becoming nearer in time
    coming; approach.
    • the approach of winter

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scanning

  • noun the process of translating photographs into a digital form that can be recognized by a computer
  • noun the act of systematically moving a finely focused beam of light or electrons over a surface in order to produce an image of it for analysis or transmission

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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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dump

  • noun a coarse term for defecation
    shit.
    • he took a shit
  • noun a piece of land where waste materials are dumped
    trash dump; rubbish dump; dumpsite; wasteyard; waste-yard; garbage dump.

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expel

  • verb force to leave or move out
    kick out; throw out.
    • He was expelled from his native country
  • verb remove from a position or office
    oust; boot out; drum out; throw out; kick out.
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds

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puddle

  • noun a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
  • noun a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    pool.
    • there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    • the body lay in a pool of blood

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blackball

  • noun the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
    barring.
  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise; banish.

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clew

  • noun a ball of yarn or cord or thread
  • noun evidence that helps to solve a problem
    cue; clue.

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seat

  • noun a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    place.
    • he booked their seats in advance
    • he sat in someone else's place
  • noun the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on
    bum; stern; keister; tail end; prat; bottom; rear end; buns; tail; tush; rump; fanny; ass; behind; tooshie; hind end; posterior; hindquarters; butt; nates; rear; arse; buttocks; backside; derriere; can; fundament.
    • he deserves a good kick in the butt
    • are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?

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dislodge

  • verb remove or force out from a position
    free.
    • The dentist dislodged the piece of food that had been stuck under my gums
    • He finally could free the legs of the earthquake victim who was buried in the rubble
  • verb change place or direction
    reposition; shift.
    • Shift one's position

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disarranged

  • adjective having the arrangement disturbed; not in order
    • her disarranged hair
  • verb destroy the arrangement or order of
    disarrange.
    • My son disarranged the papers on my desk

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tip_over

  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    turn over; tump over; upset; knock over; overturn; bowl over.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer
  • verb turn from an upright or normal position
    tump over; overturn; turn over.
    • The big vase overturned
    • The canoe tumped over

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despatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    dispatch; communique.
  • noun the property of being prompt and efficient
    expeditiousness; dispatch; expedition.
    • it was done with dispatch

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arm

  • noun a human limb; technically the part of the superior limb between the shoulder and the elbow but commonly used to refer to the whole superior limb
  • noun any projection that is thought to resemble a human arm
    limb; branch.
    • the arm of the record player
    • an arm of the sea
    • a branch of the sewer

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emplace

  • verb provide a new emplacement for guns
  • verb put into place or position
    • the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar

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extradite

  • verb hand over to the authorities of another country
    deport; deliver.
    • They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there

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debar

  • verb bar temporarily; from school, office, etc.
    suspend.
  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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clear_the_air

  • verb dispel differences or negative emotions
    • The group called a meeting to finally clear the air

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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rushing

  • noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line
    rush.
    • the linebackers were ready to stop a rush
  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    rush; hurry; haste.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book

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outside

  • noun the region that is outside of something
    exterior.
  • noun the outer side or surface of something
    exterior.

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lug

  • noun a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
    lugsail.
  • noun ancient Celtic god
    Lugh.

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import

  • noun commodities (goods or services) bought from a foreign country
    importation.
  • noun an imported person brought from a foreign country
    importee.
    • the lead role was played by an import from Sweden
    • they are descendants of indentured importees

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approach

  • noun ideas or actions intended to deal with a problem or situation
    plan of attack; attack.
    • his approach to every problem is to draw up a list of pros and cons
    • an attack on inflation
    • his plan of attack was misguided
  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    coming; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese

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lateralize

  • verb move or displace to one side so as to make lateral

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juxtapose

  • verb place side by side
    • The fauvists juxtaposed strong colors

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root_out

  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; extirpate; deracinate.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden
  • verb destroy completely, as if down to the roots
    exterminate; uproot; extirpate; eradicate.
    • the vestiges of political democracy were soon uprooted" "root out corruption

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hurrying

  • noun changing location rapidly
    speed; speeding.
  • verb move very fast
    speed; hurry; travel rapidly; zip.
    • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

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deliver

  • verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    present.
    • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
  • verb bring to a destination, make a delivery
    • our local super market delivers

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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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keep_apart

  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; set apart; isolate; sequestrate.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

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loading

  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    load; burden.
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    load.
    • the system broke down under excessive loads

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deracinate

  • verb move (people) forcibly from their homeland into a new and foreign environment
    uproot.
    • The war uprooted many people
  • verb pull up by or as if by the roots
    uproot; extirpate; root out.
    • uproot the vine that has spread all over the garden

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wheelbarrow

  • noun a cart for carrying small loads; has handles and one or more wheels
    lawn cart; garden cart; barrow.
  • verb transport in a wheelbarrow

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tug

  • noun a sudden abrupt pull
    jerk.
  • noun a powerful small boat designed to pull or push larger ships
    tugboat; tower; towboat.

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betumble

To throw into disorder; to tumble. R.
From her betumbled couch she starteth. Shak.

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disorderly

  • adjective undisciplined and unruly
    • disorderly youths
    • disorderly conduct
  • adjective satellite in utter disorder
    topsy-turvy; jumbled; higgledy-piggledy; hugger-mugger.
    • a disorderly pile of clothes

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trice_up

  • verb raise with a line
    trice.
    • trice a window shade
  • verb hoist up or in and lash or secure with a small rope
    trice.

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broadside

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; flyer; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun a speech of violent denunciation
    tirade; philippic.

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roil

  • verb be agitated
    moil; churn; boil.
    • the sea was churning in the storm
  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    rile.

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careen

  • noun pitching dangerously to one side
    tilt; sway; rock.
  • verb walk as if unable to control one's movements
    swag; lurch; stagger; keel; reel.
    • The drunken man staggered into the room

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chin_up

  • verb raise oneself while hanging from one's hands until one's chin is level with the support bar
    chin.

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vex

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; irritate; nettle; rile; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb disturb the peace of mind of; afflict with mental agitation or distress
    worry.
    • I cannot sleep--my daughter's health is worrying me

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dislocate

  • verb move out of position
    splay; slip; luxate.
    • dislocate joints
    • the artificial hip joint luxated and had to be put back surgically
  • verb put out of its usual place, position, or relationship
    • The colonists displaced the natives

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kick_up

  • noun raising the feet backward with the hands on the ground; a first movement in doing a handstand
  • verb cause to rise by kicking
    • kick up dust

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load

  • noun weight to be borne or conveyed
    loading; burden.
  • noun a quantity that can be processed or transported at one time
    loading.
    • the system broke down under excessive loads

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smother

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; clutter; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • noun a stifling cloud of smoke

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dispatch

  • noun an official report (usually sent in haste)
    despatch; communique.
  • noun the act of sending off something
    despatch; shipment.

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matte

  • noun a mixture of sulfides that forms when sulfide metal ores are smelted
  • noun the property of having little or no contrast; lacking highlights or gloss
    matt; mat; lusterlessness; lustrelessness; flatness.

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run_off

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe
  • verb leave suddenly and as if in a hurry
    bolt out; run out; bolt; beetle off.
    • The listeners bolted when he discussed his strange ideas
    • When she started to tell silly stories, I ran out

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shoo_off

  • verb drive away by crying `shoo!'
    shoo away; shoo.

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mess_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb disturb the smoothness of
    ruffle up; ruffle; rumple.
    • ruffle the surface of the water

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throw_together

  • verb produce shoddily, without much attention to detail
    fudge together.
  • verb bring into random order
    jumble; scramble.

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strong

  • adjective having strength or power greater than average or expected
    • a strong radio signal
    • strong medicine
    • a strong man
  • adjective satellite not faint or feeble
    • a strong odor of burning rubber

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raise

  • noun the amount a salary is increased
    wage hike; hike; rise; salary increase; wage increase.
    • he got a 3% raise
    • he got a wage hike
  • noun an upward slope or grade (as in a road)
    acclivity; upgrade; rise; climb; ascent.
    • the car couldn't make it up the rise

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stretch

  • noun a large and unbroken expanse or distance
    • a stretch of highway
    • a stretch of clear water
  • noun the act of physically reaching or thrusting out
    reach; reaching.

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erect

  • verb construct, build, or erect
    set up; put up; rear; raise.
    • Raise a barn
  • verb cause to rise up
    rear.

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mix_up

  • verb assemble without order or sense
    jumble; confuse.
    • She jumbles the words when she is supposed to write a sentence
  • verb cause to be perplexed or confounded
    stump.
    • This problem stumped her

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untidiness

  • noun the condition of being untidy
  • noun the trait of being untidy and messy
    messiness.

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pull_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    retract; draw back.

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press_down

  • verb press down
    depress.
    • Depress the space key

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loft

  • noun floor consisting of a large unpartitioned space over a factory or warehouse or other commercial space
  • noun floor consisting of open space at the top of a house just below roof; often used for storage
    attic; garret.

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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overthrow

  • noun the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
  • noun the act of disturbing the mind or body
    upset; derangement.
    • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
    • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

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turf

  • noun surface layer of ground containing a mat of grass and grass roots
    sward; greensward; sod.
  • noun the territory claimed by a juvenile gang as its own

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lift

  • noun the act of giving temporary assistance
  • noun the component of the aerodynamic forces acting on an airfoil that opposes gravity
    aerodynamic lift.

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hoist

  • noun lifting device for raising heavy or cumbersome objects
  • verb raise or haul up with or as if with mechanical help
    lift; wind.
    • hoist the bicycle onto the roof of the car

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pass_around

  • verb cause be distributed
    distribute; pass on; circulate.
    • This letter is being circulated among the faculty
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; propagate; diffuse; circulate.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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deport

  • verb behave in a certain manner
    acquit; comport; bear; behave; conduct; carry.
    • She carried herself well
    • he bore himself with dignity
    • They conducted themselves well during these difficult times
  • verb hand over to the authorities of another country
    deliver; extradite.
    • They extradited the fugitive to his native country so he could be tried there

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overturn

  • noun the act of upsetting something
    upset; turnover.
    • he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed
  • noun an improbable and unexpected victory
    upset.
    • the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

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heighten

  • verb become more extreme
    rise.
    • The tension heightened
  • verb make more extreme; raise in quantity, degree, or intensity
    • heightened interest

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dribble

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; drip.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun saliva spilling from the mouth
    drool; drivel; slobber.

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disarrange

  • verb destroy the arrangement or order of
    • My son disarranged the papers on my desk
  • verb disturb the arrangement of
    • disarrange the papers

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banish

  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; shun; cast out; ban; ostracise.
  • verb ban from a place of residence, as for punishment
    ban.

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soiled

  • adjective soiled or likely to soil with dirt or grime
    dirty; unclean.
    • dirty unswept sidewalks
    • a child in dirty overalls
    • dirty slums
    • piles of dirty dishes
    • put his dirty feet on the clean sheet
    • wore an unclean shirt
    • mining is a dirty job
    • Cinderella did the dirty work while her sisters preened themselves
  • verb make soiled, filthy, or dirty
    begrime; soil; grime; bemire; dirty; colly.
    • don't soil your clothes when you play outside!

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interlocking

  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; meshing; mesh.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears
  • noun the act of interlocking or meshing
    mesh; interlock; meshing.
    • an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check

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compartmentalize

  • verb separate into isolated compartments or categories
    compartmentalise; cut up.
    • You cannot compartmentalize your life like this!

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bill

  • noun a statute in draft before it becomes law
    measure.
    • they held a public hearing on the bill
  • noun an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
    account; invoice.
    • he paid his bill and left
    • send me an account of what I owe

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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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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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plank_down

  • verb drop heavily
    plonk down; plump down.

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scatter

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

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ensconce

  • verb fix firmly
    settle.
    • He ensconced himself in the chair

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muscle_into

  • verb force one's way
    • He muscled into the union

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cock

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; tool; dick; putz; peter; pecker.
  • noun faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    stopcock; turncock.

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loop

  • noun fastener consisting of a metal ring for lining a small hole to permit the attachment of cords or lines
    eyelet; grommet; grummet; cringle.
  • noun anything with a round or oval shape (formed by a curve that is closed and does not intersect itself)

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pack

  • noun a large indefinite number
    plurality; battalion; multitude; large number.
    • a battalion of ants
    • a multitude of TV antennas
    • a plurality of religions
  • noun a complete collection of similar things

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vest

  • noun a man's sleeveless garment worn underneath a coat
    waistcoat.
  • noun a collarless men's undergarment for the upper part of the body
    undershirt; singlet.

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straggling

  • adjective satellite spreading out in different directions
    sprawling; rambling; straggly.
    • sprawling handwriting
    • straggling branches
    • straggly hair
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; digress; depart; sidetrack.

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chaotic

  • adjective satellite lacking a visible order or organization
    helter-skelter.
  • adjective satellite completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
    disorderly.

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contrive

  • verb make or work out a plan for; devise
    project; design; plan.
    • They contrived to murder their boss
    • design a new sales strategy
    • plan an attack
  • verb come up with (an idea, plan, explanation, theory, or principle) after a mental effort
    formulate; devise; invent; excogitate; forge.
    • excogitate a way to measure the speed of light

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site

  • noun the piece of land on which something is located (or is to be located)
    land site.
    • a good site for the school
  • noun physical position in relation to the surroundings
    situation.
    • the sites are determined by highly specific sequences of nucleotides

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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clutter

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; mare's nest; fuddle; jumble.
  • noun unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen

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swinging

  • noun changing location by moving back and forth
    vacillation; swing.
  • verb burn superficially or lightly
    swinge; singe.
    • I singed my eyebrows

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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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exile

  • noun a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
    expatriate; expat.
    • American expatriates
  • noun a person who is expelled from home or country by authority
    deportee.

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place_down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    put down; set down.
    • set down your bags here

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transfuse

  • verb impart gradually
    instill.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb pour out of one vessel into another

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ship

  • noun a vessel that carries passengers or freight
  • verb transport commercially
    send; transport.

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sever

  • verb set or keep apart
    break up.
    • sever a relationship
  • verb cut off from a whole
    discerp; lop.
    • His head was severed from his body
    • The soul discerped from the body

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chase

  • noun the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
    following; pursual; pursuit.
    • the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit
  • noun United States politician and jurist who served as chief justice of the United States Supreme Court (1808-1873)
    Salmon Portland Chase; Salmon P. Chase.

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chauffeur

  • noun a man paid to drive a privately owned car
  • verb drive someone in a vehicle
    drive around.

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make

  • noun a recognizable kind
    brand.
    • there's a new brand of hero in the movies now
    • what make of car is that?
  • noun the act of mixing cards haphazardly
    shuffle; shuffling.

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bowl

  • noun a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
  • noun a concave shape with an open top
    trough.

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decant

  • verb pour out
    pour; pour out.
    • the sommelier decanted the wines

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randomization

  • noun a deliberately haphazard arrangement of observations so as to simulate chance
    randomisation.

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set_apart

  • verb select something or someone for a specific purpose
    assign; specify.
    • The teacher assigned him to lead his classmates in the exercise
  • verb set apart from others
    sequester; isolate; keep apart; sequestrate.
    • The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on

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shag

  • noun a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded
  • noun a matted tangle of hair or fiber
    • the dog's woolly shag

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tump_over

  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    turn over; tip over; upset; knock over; overturn; bowl over.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer
  • verb turn from an upright or normal position
    overturn; tip over; turn over.
    • The big vase overturned
    • The canoe tumped over

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drive_away

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; dispel; chase away; drive off; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

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wheel

  • noun a simple machine consisting of a circular frame with spokes (or a solid disc) that can rotate on a shaft or axle (as in vehicles or other machines)
  • noun a handwheel that is used for steering
    steering wheel.

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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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smoke

  • noun a cloud of fine particles suspended in a gas
    fume.
  • noun a hot vapor containing fine particles of carbon being produced by combustion
    smoking.
    • the fire produced a tower of black smoke that could be seen for miles

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nest

  • noun a structure in which animals lay eggs or give birth to their young
  • noun a kind of gun emplacement
    • a machine-gun nest
    • a nest of snipers

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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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hang

  • noun a special way of doing something
    knack; bent.
    • he had a bent for it
    • he had a special knack for getting into trouble
    • he couldn't get the hang of it
  • noun the way a garment hangs
    • he adjusted the hang of his coat

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tousle

  • verb disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    dishevel; tangle.
    • The strong wind tousled my hair

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running

  • noun (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    run; running play; running game.
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running
  • noun the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    run.
    • he broke into a run
    • his daily run keeps him fit

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wind_off

  • verb reverse the winding or twisting of
    unwind; unroll.
    • unwind a ball of yarn

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smoke_out

  • verb drive out with smoke
    • smoke out the bees

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superpose

  • verb place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
  • verb place on top of
    lay over; superimpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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disorderliness

  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorder.
    • the files are in complete disorder
  • noun rowdy behavior
    rowdyism; rowdiness; roughness.

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strong-arm

  • verb handle roughly
    • He was strong-armed by the policemen
  • verb be bossy towards
    bully; ballyrag; bullyrag; hector; push around; boss around; browbeat.
    • Her big brother always bullied her when she was young

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lower

  • noun the lower of two berths
    lower berth.
  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf

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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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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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drip

  • noun flowing in drops; the formation and falling of drops of liquid
    trickle; dribble.
    • there's a drip through the roof
  • noun the sound of a liquid falling drop by drop
    dripping.
    • the constant sound of dripping irritated him

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rout_out

  • verb get or find by searching
    rout up.
    • What did you rout out in the library?
  • verb force or drive out
    force out; rouse; drive out.
    • The police routed them out of bed at 2 A.M.

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splatter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    spatter; spattering; sputter; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun a small quantity of something moist or liquid
    splash; dab.
    • a dab of paint
    • a splatter of mud
    • just a splash of whiskey

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snarl

  • noun a vicious angry growl
  • noun an angry vicious expression

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bottle

  • noun a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
  • noun the quantity contained in a bottle
    bottleful.

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riffle

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; wavelet; rippling.
  • noun shuffling by splitting the pack and interweaving the two halves at their corners

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position

  • noun the particular portion of space occupied by something
    place.
    • he put the lamp back in its place
  • noun a point occupied by troops for tactical reasons
    military position.

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muscle

  • noun one of the contractile organs of the body
    musculus.
  • noun animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells
    muscular tissue.

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docket

  • noun (law) the calendar of a court; the list of cases to be tried or a summary of the court's activities
  • noun a temporally organized plan for matters to be attended to
    agenda; schedule.

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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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mingle

  • verb to bring or combine together or with something else
    amalgamate; mix; unify; commix.
    • resourcefully he mingled music and dance
  • verb get involved or mixed-up with
    • He was about to mingle in an unpleasant affair

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knot

  • noun a tight cluster of people or things
    • a small knot of women listened to his sermon
    • the bird had a knot of feathers forming a crest
  • noun any of various fastenings formed by looping and tying a rope (or cord) upon itself or to another rope or to another object

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rocket

  • noun any vehicle self-propelled by a rocket engine
    projectile.
  • noun a jet engine containing its own propellant and driven by reaction propulsion
    rocket engine.

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transmitting

  • noun the act of sending a message; causing a message to be transmitted
    transmission; transmittal.
  • verb transfer to another
    transmit; communicate; convey.
    • communicate a disease

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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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distribute

  • verb administer or bestow, as in small portions
    dish out; deal; parcel out; dispense; dole out; administer; allot; lot; deal out; mete out; shell out.
    • administer critical remarks to everyone present
    • dole out some money
    • shell out pocket money for the children
    • deal a blow to someone
    • the machine dispenses soft drinks
  • verb distribute or disperse widely
    spread.
    • The invaders spread their language all over the country

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repose

  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; rest; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool
  • noun the absence of mental stress or anxiety
    peacefulness; peace; ataraxis; serenity; heartsease; peace of mind.

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enmesh

  • verb entangle or catch in (or as if in) a mesh
    ensnarl; mesh.

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snarled

  • adjective satellite tangled in knots or snarls
    knotty; snarly.
    • a mass of knotted string
    • snarled thread
  • verb utter in an angry, sharp, or abrupt tone
    snap; snarl.
    • The sales clerk snapped a reply at the angry customer
    • The guard snarled at us

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speed

  • noun distance travelled per unit time
    velocity.
  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    swiftness; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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brandish

  • noun the act of waving
    flourish.
  • verb move or swing back and forth
    flourish; wave.
    • She waved her gun

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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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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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nudge

  • noun a slight push or shake
    jog.
  • verb to push against gently
    prod; poke at.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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poke_at

  • verb to push against gently
    prod; nudge.
    • She nudged my elbow when she saw her friend enter the restaurant

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spread

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spreading.
  • noun a conspicuous disparity or difference as between two figures
    gap.
    • gap between income and outgo
    • the spread between lending and borrowing costs

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pile

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; heap; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; 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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pour_forth

  • verb pour out in drops or small quantities or as if in drops or small quantities
    shed; spill.
    • shed tears
    • spill blood
    • God shed His grace on Thee

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derange

  • verb derange mentally, throw out of mental balance; make insane
    unbalance.
    • The death of his parents unbalanced him
  • verb throw into great confusion or disorder
    throw out of kilter; perturb.
    • Fundamental Islamicists threaten to perturb the social order in Algeria and Egypt

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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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lift_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    pick up; gather up.
  • verb fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    intoxicate; uplift; elate; pick up.
    • Music can uplift your spirits

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excited

  • adjective satellite (of persons) excessively affected by emotion
    emotional; aroused; worked up.
    • he would become emotional over nothing at all
    • she was worked up about all the noise
  • verb arouse or elicit a feeling
    excite.

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kick

  • noun the act of delivering a blow with the foot
    kicking; boot.
    • he gave the ball a powerful kick
    • the team's kicking was excellent
  • noun the swift release of a store of affective force
    rush; thrill; boot; charge; bang; flush.
    • they got a great bang out of it
    • what a boot!
    • he got a quick rush from injecting heroin
    • he does it for kicks

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around

  • adverb in the area or vicinity
    about.
    • a few spectators standing about
    • hanging around
    • waited around for the next flight
  • adverb by a circular or circuitous route
    • He came all the way around the base
    • the road goes around the pond

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knock

  • noun the sound of knocking (as on a door or in an engine or bearing)
    knocking.
    • the knocking grew louder
  • noun negative criticism
    roast.

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displace

  • verb cause to move, usually with force or pressure
    • the refugees were displaced by the war
  • verb take the place of or have precedence over
    preempt.
    • live broadcast of the presidential debate preempts the regular news hour
    • discussion of the emergency situation will preempt the lecture by the professor

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haul

  • noun the act of drawing or hauling something
    haulage; draw.
    • the haul up the hill went very slowly
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    catch.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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carry_forward

  • verb transfer from one time period to the next
    carry over.

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drive_off

  • verb force to go away; used both with concrete and metaphoric meanings
    turn back; drive out; dispel; drive away; chase away; run off.
    • Drive away potential burglars
    • drive away bad thoughts
    • dispel doubts
    • The supermarket had to turn back many disappointed customers

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press

  • noun the state of demanding notice or attention
    pressure; insistency; imperativeness; insistence.
    • the insistence of their hunger
    • the press of business matters
  • noun the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
    public press.

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railroad

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway line; railway; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels
    railroad track; railway.
    • he walked along the railroad track

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abduct

  • verb take away to an undisclosed location against their will and usually in order to extract a ransom
    nobble; kidnap; snatch.
    • The industrialist's son was kidnapped
  • verb pull away from the body
    • this muscle abducts

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put_down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    place down; set down.
    • set down your bags here
  • verb put in a horizontal position
    repose; lay.
    • lay the books on the table
    • lay the patient carefully onto the bed

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bushy

  • adjective satellite used of hair; thick and poorly groomed
    shaggy-haired; shaggy-coated; shaggy.
    • bushy locks
    • a shaggy beard
  • adjective satellite resembling a bush in being thickly branched and spreading

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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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shoulder

  • noun the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm
  • noun a cut of meat including the upper joint of the foreleg

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insert

  • noun a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
  • noun an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
    inset.

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commove

  • verb cause to be agitated, excited, or roused
    turn on; excite; charge up; agitate; charge; rouse.
    • The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; disturb; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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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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wind_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; fetch up; land up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again
  • verb give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

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hunt

  • noun an association of huntsmen who hunt for sport
    hunt club.
  • noun Englishman and Pre-Raphaelite painter (1827-1910)
    William Holman Hunt; Holman Hunt.

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pole

  • noun a long (usually round) rod of wood or metal or plastic
  • noun a native or inhabitant of Poland

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nose

  • noun the organ of smell and entrance to the respiratory tract; the prominent part of the face of man or other mammals
    olfactory organ.
    • he has a cold in the nose
  • noun a front that resembles a human nose (especially the front of an aircraft)
    • the nose of the rocket heated up on reentry

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lose

  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
  • verb fail to win
    • We lost the battle but we won the war

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boot_out

  • verb remove from a position or office
    oust; expel; drum out; throw out; kick out.
    • The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds
  • verb put out or expel from a place
    eject; chuck out; turf out; turn out; exclude.
    • The unruly student was excluded from the game

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clap

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; blast; eruption.
  • noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    gonorrhoea; gonorrhea.

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shed

  • noun an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
  • verb get rid of
    shake off; throw away; throw off; drop; cast off; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes

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crowd

  • noun a large number of things or people considered together
    • a crowd of insects assembled around the flowers
  • noun an informal body of friends
    bunch; gang; crew.
    • he still hangs out with the same crowd

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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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back

  • noun the posterior part of a human (or animal) body from the neck to the end of the spine
    dorsum.
    • his back was nicely tanned
  • noun the side that goes last or is not normally seen
    rear.
    • he wrote the date on the back of the photograph

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interlock

  • noun a device that prevents an automotive engine from starting
    ignition interlock.
    • car theives know how to bypass the ignition interlock
  • noun the act of interlocking or meshing
    mesh; meshing; interlocking.
    • an interlocking of arms by the police held the crowd in check

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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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rile

  • verb cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations
    annoy; rag; devil; bother; vex; irritate; nettle; get to; nark; get at; gravel; chafe.
    • Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me
    • It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves
  • verb make turbid by stirring up the sediments of
    roil.

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export

  • noun commodities (goods or services) sold to a foreign country
    exportation.
  • verb sell or transfer abroad
    • we export less than we import and have a negative trade balance

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convey

  • verb make known; pass on, of information
    • She conveyed the message to me
  • verb serve as a means for expressing something
    carry; express.
    • The painting of Mary carries motherly love
    • His voice carried a lot of anger

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offload

  • verb transfer to a peripheral device, of computer data
  • verb take the load off (a container or vehicle)
    unlade; unload.
    • unload the truck
    • offload the van

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ostracise

  • verb expel from a community or group
    ostracize; blackball; shun; cast out; ban; banish.
  • verb avoid speaking to or dealing with
    ostracize.
    • Ever since I spoke up, my colleagues ostracize me

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transport

  • noun something that serves as a means of transportation
    conveyance.
  • noun an exchange of molecules (and their kinetic energy and momentum) across the boundary between adjacent layers of a fluid or across cell membranes

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mare's_nest

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; fuddle; jumble.

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leaf

  • noun the main organ of photosynthesis and transpiration in higher plants
    foliage; leafage.
  • noun a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book)
    folio.

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tote

  • noun a capacious bag or basket
    tote bag; holdall; carryall.
  • verb carry with difficulty
    tug; lug.
    • You'll have to lug this suitcase

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underlay

  • noun a pad placed under a carpet
    carpet pad; underlayment; rug pad.
  • verb raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
    • underlay the plate

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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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pick_up

  • verb take and lift upward
    gather up; lift up.
  • verb take up by hand
    • He picked up the book and started to read

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sledge

  • noun a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    sleigh; sled.
  • noun a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
    sledgehammer; maul.

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prod

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; spur; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun a pointed instrument that is used to prod into a state of motion
    goad.

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situate

  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    locate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    posit; fix; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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porter

  • noun a person employed to carry luggage and supplies
  • noun someone who guards an entrance
    ostiary; gatekeeper; door guard; doorkeeper; doorman; hall porter.

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hustle

  • noun a swindle in which you cheat at gambling or persuade a person to buy worthless property
    bunko; bunco game; bunko game; sting; flimflam; con game; confidence game; gyp; bunco; confidence trick; con.
  • noun a rapid active commotion
    fuss; flurry; bustle; ado; stir.

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locate

  • verb discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
    turn up.
    • Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?
    • My search turned up nothing
  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    situate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property

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kilter

  • noun in working order
    kelter.
    • out of kilter
    • in good kilter

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coated

  • adjective having a coating; covered with an outer layer or film; often used in combination
    • coated paper has a smooth polished coating especially suitable for halftone printing
    • sugar-coated pills
  • verb put a coat on; cover the surface of; furnish with a surface
    coat; surface.
    • coat the cake with chocolate

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pose

  • noun affected manners intended to impress others
    airs.
    • don't put on airs with me
  • noun a posture assumed by models for photographic or artistic purposes

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communicate

  • verb transmit information
    put across; pass along; pass on; pass.
    • Please communicate this message to all employees
    • pass along the good news
  • verb transmit thoughts or feelings
    intercommunicate.
    • He communicated his anxieties to the psychiatrist

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poise

  • noun a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
  • noun a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

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siphon

  • noun a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
    syphon.
  • noun a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
    syphon.

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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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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offset

  • noun the time at which something is supposed to begin
    outset; get-go; showtime; starting time; kickoff; start; beginning; commencement; first.
    • they got an early start
    • she knew from the get-go that he was the man for her
  • noun a compensating equivalent
    counterbalance.

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assemble

  • verb create by putting components or members together
    tack together; set up; tack; piece; put together.
    • She pieced a quilt
    • He tacked together some verses
    • They set up a committee
  • verb collect in one place
    meet; gather; forgather; foregather.
    • We assembled in the church basement
    • Let's gather in the dining room

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post

  • noun the position where someone (as a guard or sentry) stands or is assigned to stand
    station.
    • a soldier manned the entrance post
    • a sentry station
  • noun military installation at which a body of troops is stationed
    military post.
    • this military post provides an important source of income for the town nearby
    • there is an officer's club on the post

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throw

  • noun the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist)
    • the catcher made a good throw to second base
  • noun a single chance or instance
    • he couldn't afford $50 a throw

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on

  • adjective in operation or operational
    • left the oven on
    • the switch is in the on position
  • adjective (of events) planned or scheduled
    • the picnic is on, rain or shine
    • we have nothing on for Friday night

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about

  • adjective satellite on the move
    astir.
    • up and about
    • the whole town was astir over the incident
  • adverb (of quantities) imprecise but fairly close to correct
    around; some; roughly; approximately; just about; or so; more or less; close to.
    • lasted approximately an hour
    • in just about a minute
    • he's about 30 years old
    • I've had about all I can stand
    • we meet about once a month
    • some forty people came
    • weighs around a hundred pounds
    • roughly $3,000
    • holds 3 gallons, more or less
    • 20 or so people were at the party

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incline

  • noun an elevated geological formation
    slope; side.
    • he climbed the steep slope
    • the house was built on the side of a mountain
  • noun an inclined surface connecting two levels
    ramp.

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disorder

  • noun a physical condition in which there is a disturbance of normal functioning
    upset.
    • the doctor prescribed some medicine for the disorder
    • everyone gets stomach upsets from time to time
  • noun a condition in which things are not in their expected places
    disorderliness.
    • the files are in complete disorder

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ruffle_up

  • verb disturb the smoothness of
    mess up; ruffle; rumple.
    • ruffle the surface of the water

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shipping

  • noun the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials
    transportation; transport.
  • noun conveyance provided by the ships belonging to one country or industry
    merchant vessels; merchant marine; cargo ships.

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push_away

  • verb push out of the way
    push aside.

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pipe_in

  • verb transport to a destiny through pipes
    • We have to pipe in oil
  • verb bring in through pipes
    • Music was piped into the offices

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tee_up

  • verb make detailed arrangements or preparations
  • verb place on a tee
    tee.
    • tee golf balls

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fuddle

  • noun a confused multitude of things
    welter; muddle; smother; clutter; mare's nest; jumble.
  • verb make stupid with alcohol
    befuddle.

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commit

  • verb perform an act, usually with a negative connotation
    perpetrate; pull.
    • perpetrate a crime
    • pull a bank robbery
  • verb give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
    devote; consecrate; dedicate; give.
    • She committed herself to the work of God
    • give one's talents to a good cause
    • consecrate your life to the church

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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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fluttering

  • noun the motion made by flapping up and down
    flutter; flap; flapping.
  • verb move along rapidly and lightly; skim or dart
    flit; dart; flutter; fleet.
    • The hummingbird flitted among the branches

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marshal

  • noun a law officer having duties similar to those of a sheriff in carrying out the judgments of a court of law
    marshall.
  • noun (in some countries) a military officer of highest rank
    marshall.

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plonk_down

  • verb drop heavily
    plank down; plump down.

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bate

  • verb moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    • He bated his breath when talking about this affair
    • capable of bating his enthusiasm
  • verb flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

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into

To the inside of; within. It is used in a variety of applications.

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float

  • noun the time interval between the deposit of a check in a bank and its payment
  • noun the number of shares outstanding and available for trading by the public

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dishevelled

  • adjective satellite in disarray; extremely disorderly
    tousled; frowzled; rumpled; 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 disarrange or rumple; dishevel
    tousle; dishevel; tangle.
    • The strong wind tousled my hair

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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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push_out

  • verb push to thrust outward
    obtrude; thrust out.

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sow

  • noun an adult female hog
  • verb place (seeds) in or on the ground for future growth
    seed.
    • She sowed sunflower seeds

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translocate

  • verb transfer (a chromosomal segment) to a new position
  • verb move from one place to another, especially of wild animals
    • The endangered turtles were translocated to a safe environment

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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take_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    lower; get down; let down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb reduce in worth or character, usually verbally
    demean; disgrace; degrade; put down.
    • She tends to put down younger women colleagues
    • His critics took him down after the lecture

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canal

  • noun (astronomy) an indistinct surface feature of Mars once thought to be a system of channels; they are now believed to be an optical illusion
  • noun a bodily passage or tube lined with epithelial cells and conveying a secretion or other substance
    duct; epithelial duct; channel.
    • the tear duct was obstructed
    • the alimentary canal
    • poison is released through a channel in the snake's fangs

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propel

  • verb cause to move forward with force
    impel.
    • Steam propels this ship
  • verb give an incentive for action
    motivate; prompt; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

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redirect

  • verb channel into a new direction
    airt.
    • redirect your attention to the danger from the fundamentalists

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transfer

  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    conveyance; transportation; transport; transferral.
  • noun someone who transfers or is transferred from one position to another
    transferee.
    • the best student was a transfer from LSU

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push_up

  • verb push upward
  • verb push upward
    thrust.
    • The front of the trains that had collided head-on thrust up into the air

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wigwag

  • verb send a signal by waving a flag or a light according to a certain code
  • verb signal by or as if by a flag or light waved according to a code

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let_down

  • verb move something or somebody to a lower position
    take down; lower; get down; bring down.
    • take down the vase from the shelf
  • verb fail to meet the hopes or expectations of
    disappoint.
    • Her boyfriend let her down when he did not propose marriage

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forward

  • noun the person who plays the position of forward in certain games, such as basketball, soccer, or hockey
  • noun a position on a basketball, soccer, or hockey team

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expatriate

  • noun a person who is voluntarily absent from home or country
    exile; expat.
    • American expatriates
  • verb expel from a country
    exile; deport.
    • The poet was exiled because he signed a letter protesting the government's actions

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translate

  • verb restate (words) from one language into another language
    render; interpret.
    • I have to translate when my in-laws from Austria visit the U.S.
    • Can you interpret the speech of the visiting dignitaries?
    • She rendered the French poem into English
    • He translates for the U.N.
  • verb change from one form or medium into another
    transform.
    • Braque translated collage into oil

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put_back

  • verb put something back where it belongs
    replace.
    • replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it
    • please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them
  • verb cost a certain amount
    knock back; set back.
    • My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000

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fork

  • noun cutlery used for serving and eating food
  • noun the act of branching out or dividing into branches
    branching; forking; ramification.

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rummage

  • noun a jumble of things to be given away
  • noun a thorough search for something (often causing disorder or confusion)
    ransacking.
    • he gave the attic a good rummage but couldn't find his skis

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funnel

  • noun a conical shape with a wider and a narrower opening at the two ends
    funnel shape.
  • noun a conically shaped utensil having a narrow tube at the small end; used to channel the flow of substances into a container with a small mouth

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perplex

  • verb be a mystery or bewildering to
    mystify; bewilder; get; beat; puzzle; pose; amaze; vex; baffle; flummox; stick; stupefy; gravel; nonplus; dumbfound.
    • This beats me!
    • Got me--I don't know the answer!
    • a vexing problem
    • This question really stuck me
  • verb make more complicated
    complicate.
    • There was a new development that complicated the matter

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bus

  • noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    coach; omnibus; motorbus; motorcoach; passenger vehicle; charabanc; jitney; autobus; double-decker.
    • he always rode the bus to work
  • noun the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
    bus topology.

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evacuate

  • verb move out of an unsafe location into safety
    • After the earthquake, residents were evacuated
  • verb empty completely
    • evacuate the bottle

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scuffle

  • noun disorderly fighting
    tussle; dogfight; hassle; rough-and-tumble.
  • noun a hoe that is used by pushing rather than pulling
    scuffle hoe; Dutch hoe.

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