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disembowel (Also disembowels, disembowelled, disembowelling, disemboweled, disemboweling) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to disembowel

degas

  • verb remove gas from
  • noun French impressionist painter (1834-1917)
    Edgar Degas; Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas.

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skim

  • noun a thin layer covering the surface of a liquid
    • there was a thin skim of oil on the water
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skimming.

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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milk

  • noun a white nutritious liquid secreted by mammals and used as food by human beings
  • noun produced by mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young

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exenterate

  • verb remove the contents of (an organ)

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unpack

  • verb remove from its packing
    take out.
    • unpack the presents

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unhinge

  • verb disturb in mind or make uneasy or cause to be worried or alarmed
    perturb; disquiet; distract; cark; trouble; disorder.
    • She was rather perturbed by the news that her father was seriously ill
  • verb remove the hinges from
    • unhinge the door

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scratch

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

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unburden

  • verb free or relieve (someone) of a burden
  • verb take the burden off; remove the burden from
    disburden.
    • unburden the donkey

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string

  • noun a lightweight cord
    twine.
  • noun stringed instruments that are played with a bow
    bowed stringed instrument.
    • the strings played superlatively well

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denudate

  • verb lay bare
    bare; denude; strip.
    • denude a forest
  • adjective satellite without the natural or usual covering
    denuded; bald.
    • a bald spot on the lawn
    • bare hills

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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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shake_off

  • verb get rid of
    throw off; escape from; shake.
    • I couldn't shake the car that was following me
  • verb get rid of
    shed; throw away; throw off; drop; cast off; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes

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spoon

  • noun a piece of cutlery with a shallow bowl-shaped container and a handle; used to stir or serve or take up food
  • noun as much as a spoon will hold
    spoonful.
    • he added two spoons of sugar

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wipe

  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    rub.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub
  • verb rub with a circular motion
    pass over.
    • wipe the blackboard
    • He passed his hands over the soft cloth

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whisk

  • noun a mixer incorporating a coil of wires; used for whipping eggs or cream
  • noun a small short-handled broom used to brush clothes
    whisk broom.

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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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dig

  • noun the site of an archeological exploration
    excavation; archeological site.
    • they set up camp next to the dig
  • noun an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
    shaft; gibe; shot; barb; slam; jibe.
    • his parting shot was `drop dead'
    • she threw shafts of sarcasm
    • she takes a dig at me every chance she gets

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hive

  • noun a teeming multitude
  • noun a man-made receptacle that houses a swarm of bees
    beehive.

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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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disburden

  • verb take the burden off; remove the burden from
    unburden.
    • unburden the donkey

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disembowel

  • verb remove the entrails of
    eviscerate; draw.
    • draw a chicken

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gut

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    bowel; intestine.
  • noun a narrow channel or strait

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detusk

  • verb remove the tusks of animals
    tusk.
    • tusk an elephant

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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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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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skim_off

  • verb remove from the surface
    cream off; skim; cream.
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
  • verb pick the best
    cream off.

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deplumate

  • verb strip of feathers
    pull; tear; pluck; deplume; displume.
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon

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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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scoop_up

  • verb take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    scoop out; scoop; lift out; take up.
    • scoop the sugar out of the container

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discase

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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bear_away

  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry away; carry off.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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baring

  • noun the removal of covering
    uncovering; stripping; husking; denudation.
  • verb lay bare
    bare.
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings

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evisceration

  • noun surgical removal of an organ (or the contents of an organ) from a patient
  • noun the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
    disembowelment.

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free

  • noun people who are free
    free people.
    • the home of the free and the brave
  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; loose; release; liberate.

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bow

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

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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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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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burrow

  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    tunnel.
  • verb move through by or as by digging
    tunnel.
    • burrow through the forest

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exuviate

  • verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    moult; shed; molt; slough.
    • our dog sheds every Spring

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demodulate

  • verb extract information from a modulated carrier wave

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shovel

  • noun a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle
  • noun the quantity a shovel can hold
    spadeful; shovelful.

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hive_off

  • verb remove from a group and make separate
    • The unit was hived off from its parent company
  • verb withdraw (money) and move into a different location, often secretly and with dishonest intentions
    divert.

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throw_off

  • verb get rid of
    shake off; shed; throw away; drop; cast off; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes
  • verb get rid of
    shake off; escape from; shake.
    • I couldn't shake the car that was following me

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straw

  • noun plant fiber used e.g. for making baskets and hats or as fodder
  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; husk; stalk; shuck.

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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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clear_out

  • verb move out and leave nothing behind
  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    expectorate; drive out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly

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debone

  • verb remove the bones from
    bone.
    • bone the turkey before roasting it

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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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unsheathe

  • verb draw from a sheath or scabbard
    • the knight unsheathed his sword

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take_up

  • verb pursue or resume
    • take up a matter for consideration
  • verb adopt
    fasten on; hook on; seize on; latch on.
    • take up new ideas

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spirit_away

  • verb carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
    spirit off.
  • verb carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously

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slough

  • noun necrotic tissue; a mortified or gangrenous part or mass
    gangrene; sphacelus.
  • noun a hollow filled with mud

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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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rub_off

  • verb wear away
    corrade; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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take_out

  • verb cause to leave
    remove; move out.
    • The teacher took the children out of the classroom
  • verb remove from its packing
    unpack.
    • unpack the presents

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adjourn

  • verb close at the end of a session
    recess; break up.
    • The court adjourned
  • verb break from a meeting or gathering
    retire; withdraw.
    • We adjourned for lunch
    • The men retired to the library

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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harvest

  • noun the yield from plants in a single growing season
    crop.
  • noun the consequence of an effort or activity
    • they gathered a harvest of examples
    • a harvest of love

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disrobe

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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tunnel

  • noun a passageway through or under something, usually underground (especially one for trains or cars)
    • the tunnel reduced congestion at that intersection
  • noun a hole made by an animal, usually for shelter
    burrow.

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get_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; go out; exit.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb take out of a container or enclosed space
    bring out.
    • Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!

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back_out

  • verb move out of a space backwards
    • He backed out of the driveway
  • verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    back away; crawfish; pull back; pull in one's horns; crawfish out; withdraw; retreat.
    • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
    • He backed out of his earlier promise
    • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

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de-ionate

  • verb remove ions from
    • ionate thyroxine

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embowel

To disembowel.
The barbarous practice of emboweling. Hallam.
The boar . . . makes his trough In your emboweled bosoms. Shak.
Disembowel is the preferable word in this sense.

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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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scavenge

  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    salvage.
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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tap

  • noun the sound made by a gentle blow
    pat; rap.
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; rap.

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eventerate

To rip open; todisembowel. Obs. Sir. T. Brown.

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chip

  • noun a small fragment of something broken off from the whole
    bit; fleck; flake; scrap.
    • a bit of rock caught him in the eye
  • noun a triangular wooden float attached to the end of a log line

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defusing

  • noun the act of deactivating or making ineffective (as a bomb)
    deactivation.
  • verb remove the triggering device from
    defuse.

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autotomize

  • verb cause a body part to undergo autotomy
    autotomise.

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decarbonise

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decoke; decarbonize; decarburize; decarburise.

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unstring

  • verb remove the strings from
    • unstring my guitar

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suck_out

  • verb remove as if by suction
    draw out; aspirate.
    • aspirate the wound

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cut_off

  • verb make a break in
    interrupt; disrupt; break up.
    • We interrupt the program for the following messages
  • verb cease, stop
    cut.
    • cut the noise
    • We had to cut short the conversation

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deglycerolize

  • verb remove from glycerol
    deglycerolise.

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cleansing

  • noun the act of making something clean
    cleanup; cleaning.
    • he gave his shoes a good cleaning
  • verb clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
    cleanse; clean.
    • clean up before you see your grandparents
    • clean your fingernails before dinner

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pull_away

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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lighten

  • verb make more cheerful
    lighten up; buoy up.
    • the conversation lightened me up a bit
  • verb reduce the weight on; make lighter
    • she lightened the load on the tired donkey

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eventration

  • noun protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall

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abscise

  • verb shed flowers and leaves and fruit following formation of a scar tissue
  • verb remove or separate by abscission

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cut_into

  • verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    delve; dig; turn over.
    • Dig we must
    • turn over the soil for aeration

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deglycerolise

  • verb remove from glycerol
    deglycerolize.

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moult

  • noun periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    ecdysis; moulting; molt; molting.
  • verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    exuviate; shed; molt; slough.
    • our dog sheds every Spring

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score_out

  • verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    efface; wipe off; erase; rub out.
    • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

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suck

  • noun the act of sucking
    suction; sucking.
  • verb draw into the mouth by creating a practical vacuum in the mouth
    • suck the poison from the place where the snake bit
    • suck on a straw
    • the baby sucked on the mother's breast

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decorticate

  • verb remove the outer layer of
    • decorticate a tree branch
  • verb remove the cortex of (an organ)

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denude

  • verb lay bare
    bare; denudate; strip.
    • denude a forest

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disembowel

  • verb remove the entrails of
    eviscerate; draw.
    • draw a chicken

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scoop

  • noun the quantity a scoop will hold
    scoopful.
  • noun a hollow concave shape made by removing something
    pocket.

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unclothe

  • verb strip
    • unclothe your heart of envy
  • verb take the covers off
    • She unclothed her innermost feelings

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uncase

  • verb get undressed
    peel; strip down; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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carry_off

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; negociate; bring off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry away; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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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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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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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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expectorate

  • verb clear out the chest and lungs
    drive out; clear out.
    • This drug expectorates quickly
  • verb discharge (phlegm or sputum) from the lungs and out of the mouth
    cough out; spit up; cough up; spit out.

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carve

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

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unveiling

  • noun putting on display for the first time
    • he attended the unveiling of the statue
  • noun the act of beginning something new
    introduction; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line

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decarbonize

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decoke; decarbonise; decarburize; decarburise.

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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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wipe_off

  • verb remove by wiping
    wipe away.
  • verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    efface; score out; erase; rub out.
    • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

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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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disinvest

  • verb deprive of status or authority
    divest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights
  • verb reduce or dispose of; cease to hold (an investment)
    divest.
    • The company decided to divest
    • the board of trustees divested $20 million in real estate property
    • There was pressure on the university to disinvest in South Africa

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bring_out

  • verb make visible
    uncover; reveal; unveil.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her
  • verb bring out of a specific state
    let out.

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bone

  • noun rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates
    os.
  • noun the porous calcified substance from which bones are made
    osseous tissue.

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deterge

  • verb wipe away; to wash off or out, cleanse; chiefly in medical use: to clear away foul matter from the body
    • This drug is powerful enough to deterge

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winnow

  • noun the act of separating grain from chaff
    sifting; winnowing.
    • the winnowing was done by women
  • verb separate the chaff from by using air currents
    fan.
    • She stood there winnowing chaff all day in the field

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spider

  • noun predatory arachnid with eight legs, two poison fangs, two feelers, and usually two silk-spinning organs at the back end of the body; they spin silk to make cocoons for eggs or traps for prey
  • noun a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database; the database can then be searched with a search engine
    wanderer.

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eviscerator

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extract

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

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out

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

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unpaunch

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crawfish_out

  • verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    back away; back out; crawfish; pull back; pull in one's horns; withdraw; retreat.
    • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
    • He backed out of his earlier promise
    • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

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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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autotomise

  • verb cause a body part to undergo autotomy
    autotomize.

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wash_off

  • verb remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    wash; wash away; wash out.
    • he washed the dirt from his coat
    • The nurse washed away the blood
    • Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
    • he managed to wash out the stains

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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hull

  • noun dry outer covering of a fruit or seed or nut
  • noun persistent enlarged calyx at base of e.g. a strawberry or raspberry

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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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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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uncovering

  • noun the removal of covering
    stripping; husking; baring; denudation.
  • noun the act of discovering something
    find; discovery.

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dehorn

  • verb prevent the growth of horns of certain animals
  • verb take the horns off (an animal)

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thread

  • noun a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving
    yarn.
  • noun any long object resembling a thin line
    ribbon.
    • a mere ribbon of land
    • the lighted ribbon of traffic
    • from the air the road was a grey thread
    • a thread of smoke climbed upward

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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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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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disafforest

  • verb remove the trees from
    deforest; disforest.
    • The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks

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receding

  • noun a slow or gradual disappearance
    fadeout.
  • noun the act of becoming more distant
    recession.

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wring_out

  • verb extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
    squeeze out.
    • wring out the washcloth

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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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deplume

  • verb strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
    displume.
  • verb strip of feathers
    deplumate; pull; tear; pluck; displume.
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon

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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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ditch

  • noun a long narrow excavation in the earth
  • noun any small natural waterway

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open

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

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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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demineralise

  • verb remove the minerals or salts from
    demineralize.
    • demineralize water

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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pare

  • verb decrease gradually or bit by bit
    pare down.
  • verb cut small bits or pare shavings from
    whittle.
    • whittle a piece of wood

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shell

  • noun ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun
  • noun the material that forms the hard outer covering of many animals

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overdraw

  • verb draw more money from than is available
    • She overdrew her account
  • verb to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth
    magnify; exaggerate; overstate; hyperbolize; hyperbolise; amplify.
    • tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery

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bowel

  • noun the part of the alimentary canal between the stomach and the anus
    intestine; gut.

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delve

  • verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    dig; turn over; cut into.
    • Dig we must
    • turn over the soil for aeration

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decarburize

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decoke; decarbonize; decarbonise; decarburise.

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rub_out

  • verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    efface; wipe off; score out; erase.
    • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

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lift_out

  • verb take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    scoop out; scoop; scoop up; take up.
    • scoop the sugar out of the container

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dredge

  • noun a power shovel to remove material from a channel or riverbed
  • verb cover before cooking
    • dredge the chicken in flour before frying it

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bail_out

  • verb free on bail
  • verb remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
    bale out.

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clear_up

  • verb make clear and (more) comprehensible
    clarify; elucidate.
    • clarify the mystery surrounding her death
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; wrap up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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delouse

  • verb free of lice
    • They deloused the prisoners after they liberated the camps

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ooze

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; muck; goop; sludge.
  • noun the process of seeping
    oozing; seepage.

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hulk

  • noun a very large person; impressive in size or qualities
    whale; giant; heavyweight.
  • noun a ship that has been wrecked and abandoned

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tear_away

  • verb rip off violently and forcefully
    tear off.
    • The passing bus tore off her side mirror

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mining

  • noun the act of extracting ores or coal etc from the earth
    excavation.
  • noun laying explosive mines in concealed places to destroy enemy personnel and equipment
    minelaying.

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enucleate

  • verb remove the nucleus from (a cell)
  • verb remove (a tumor or eye) from an enveloping sac or cover

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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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emptying

  • noun the act of removing the contents of something
    evacuation; voidance.
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    empty.
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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spade

  • noun a playing card in the major suit that has one or more black figures on it
    • she led a low spade
    • spades were trumps
  • noun a sturdy hand shovel that can be pushed into the earth with the foot

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aspirate

  • noun a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  • verb remove as if by suction
    draw out; suck out.
    • aspirate the wound

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pull_out

  • verb move out or away
    get out.
    • The troops pulled out after the cease-fire
  • verb bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
    take out; pull; draw; get out.
    • draw a weapon
    • pull out a gun
    • The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

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laden

  • verb remove with or as if with a ladle
    lade; ladle.
    • ladle the water out of the bowl
  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; lade; load up.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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rout

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

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trowel

  • noun a small hand tool with a handle and flat metal blade; used for scooping or spreading plaster or similar materials
  • verb use a trowel on; for light garden work or plaster work

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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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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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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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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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break_out

  • verb start abruptly
    erupt.
    • After 1989, peace broke out in the former East Bloc
  • verb begin suddenly and sometimes violently
    • He broke out shouting

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move_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb

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detoxicate

  • verb remove poison from
    detoxify.
    • detoxify the soil

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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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drive

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; driving force.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off
  • noun a mechanism by which force or power is transmitted in a machine
    • a variable speed drive permitted operation through a range of speeds

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clearing

  • noun a tract of land with few or no trees in the middle of a wooded area
    glade.
  • noun the act of freeing from suspicion

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seclude

  • verb keep away from others
    sequester; withdraw; sequestrate.
    • He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

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retire

  • verb go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position
    • He retired at age 68
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    withdraw.
    • He retired from chess

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throw_away

  • verb throw or cast away
    dispose; cast aside; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries
  • verb get rid of
    shake off; shed; throw off; drop; cast off; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes

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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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chip_away_at

  • verb remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
    chip away.

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bail

  • noun (criminal law) money that must be forfeited by the bondsman if an accused person fails to appear in court for trial
    bail bond; bond.
    • the judge set bail at $10,000
    • a $10,000 bond was furnished by an alderman
  • noun the legal system that allows an accused person to be temporarily released from custody (usually on condition that a sum of money guarantees their appearance at trial)
    • he is out on bail

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leaching

  • noun the process of leaching
    leach.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate
    leach.

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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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draw_out

  • verb cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
  • verb lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
    prolong; protract; extend.
    • We prolonged our stay
    • She extended her visit by another day
    • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

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disembowelment

  • noun the act of removing the bowels or viscera; the act of cutting so as to cause the viscera to protrude
    evisceration.

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theme

  • noun the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
    topic; subject.
    • he didn't want to discuss that subject
    • it was a very sensitive topic
    • his letters were always on the theme of love
  • noun a unifying idea that is a recurrent element in literary or artistic work
    motif.
    • it was the usual `boy gets girl' theme

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rinsing

  • noun the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    rinse.
  • verb wash off soap or remaining dirt
    rinse off; rinse.

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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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cart_away

  • verb take away by means of a vehicle
    cart off; haul away; haul off.
    • They carted off the old furniture

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deforest

  • verb remove the trees from
    disafforest; disforest.
    • The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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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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pocket

  • noun a small pouch inside a garment for carrying small articles
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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wring

  • noun a twisting squeeze
    squeeze.
    • gave the wet cloth a wring
  • verb twist and press out of shape
    distort; deform; contort.

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squeeze_out

  • verb force out
    • Some employees were squeezed out by the recent budget cuts
  • verb make by laborious and precarious means
    eke out.
    • He eked out a living as a painter

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obliterate

  • verb mark for deletion, rub off, or erase
    wipe out; kill.
    • kill these lines in the President's speech
  • verb make undecipherable or imperceptible by obscuring or concealing
    hide; obscure; veil; blot out.
    • a hidden message
    • a veiled threat

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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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unsaddle

  • verb remove the saddle from
    offsaddle.
    • They unsaddled their mounts

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cross_out

  • verb remove from a list
    strike out; mark; strike off; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list

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wipe_out

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; deplete; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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stump

  • noun the base part of a tree that remains standing after the tree has been felled
    tree stump.
  • noun the part of a limb or tooth that remains after the rest is removed

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horn

  • noun a noisemaker (as at parties or games) that makes a loud noise when you blow through it
  • noun one of the bony outgrowths on the heads of certain ungulates

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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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bare

  • verb lay bare
    • bare your breasts
    • bare your feelings
  • verb make public
    publicize; publicise; air.
    • She aired her opinions on welfare

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bark

  • noun tough protective covering of the woody stems and roots of trees and other woody plants
  • noun a noise resembling the bark of a dog

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crawfish

  • noun tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
    ecrevisse; crayfish; crawdad.
  • noun small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
    crayfish; crawdad; crawdaddy.

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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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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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score

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

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abrade

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; rub down.
  • verb rub hard or scrub
    scour.
    • scour the counter tops

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de-iodinate

  • verb remove iodine from
    • de-iodinate the thyroxine

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stalk

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; husk; shuck.
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stem.

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wash_away

  • verb eliminate
    • wash away all the differences
  • verb remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    wash; wash out; wash off.
    • he washed the dirt from his coat
    • The nurse washed away the blood
    • Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
    • he managed to wash out the stains

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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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scoop_out

  • verb hollow out with a scoop
    • scoop out a melon
  • verb take out or up with or as if with a scoop
    scoop; scoop up; lift out; take up.
    • scoop the sugar out of the container

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condensing

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

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hypophysectomise

  • verb remove the pituitary glands
    hypophysectomize.

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wear

  • noun impairment resulting from long use
    • the tires showed uneven wear
  • noun a covering designed to be worn on a person's body
    habiliment; vesture; clothing; wearable; article of clothing.

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decoke

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decarbonize; decarbonise; decarburize; decarburise.

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excavate

  • verb recover through digging
    unearth.
    • Schliemann excavated Troy
    • excavate gold
  • verb find by digging in the ground
    turn up; dig up.
    • I dug up an old box in the garden

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disengage

  • verb release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
    withdraw.
    • I want to disengage myself from his influence
    • disengage the gears
  • verb free or remove obstruction from
    free.
    • free a path across the cluttered floor

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clear_away

  • verb remove from sight
    clear off.

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bow_out

  • verb remove oneself from an obligation
    back down; back off; pull out; chicken out.
    • He bowed out when he heard how much work was involved
  • verb retire gracefully
    withdraw.
    • He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship

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hollow

  • noun a cavity or space in something
    • hunger had caused the hollows in their cheeks
  • noun a small valley between mountains
    holler.
    • he built himself a cabin in a hollow high up in the Appalachians

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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cancel

  • noun a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
    natural.
  • verb postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled
    scratch; scrub; call off.
    • Call off the engagement
    • cancel the dinner party
    • we had to scrub our vacation plans
    • scratch that meeting--the chair is ill

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pod

  • noun the vessel that contains the seeds of a plant (not the seeds themselves)
    seedcase; cod.
  • noun a several-seeded dehiscent fruit as e.g. of a leguminous plant
    seedpod.

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displume

  • verb strip of honors, possessions, or attributes
    deplume.
  • verb strip of feathers
    deplumate; pull; tear; pluck; deplume.
    • pull a chicken
    • pluck the capon

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whisk_away

  • verb take away quickly and suddenly
    whisk off.

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defang

  • verb remove the fangs from
    • defang the poisonous snake

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mark

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

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muck

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; slime; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • noun fecal matter of animals
    droppings; dung.

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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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empty

  • noun a container that has been emptied
    • return all empties to the store
  • verb make void or empty of contents
    • Empty the box
    • The alarm emptied the building

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uncrate

  • verb remove from the crate
    • uncrate the glassed carefully!

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strip_down

  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; undress; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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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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exfoliate

  • verb spread by opening the leaves of
  • verb cast off in scales, laminae, or splinters

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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furrow

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

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crumb

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

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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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wear_off

  • verb deteriorate through use or stress
    wear out; wear down; wear thin; wear.
    • The constant friction wore out the cloth
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear away.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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draw_off

  • verb remove by drawing or pulling
    draw away; pull off.
    • She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth
    • draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese
  • verb remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
    take out; draw; withdraw.
    • She drew $2,000 from the account
    • The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

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chip_away

  • verb remove or withdraw gradually: "These new customs are chipping away at the quality of life"
    chip away at.

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bale_out

  • verb remove (water) from a boat by dipping and throwing over the side
    bail out.

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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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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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rid

  • verb relieve from
    disembarrass; free.
    • Rid the house of pests

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cross

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

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unlade

  • verb take the load off (a container or vehicle)
    offload; unload.
    • unload the truck
    • offload the van

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draw_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; 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; pull back.

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digging

  • noun the act of digging
    excavation; dig.
    • there's an interesting excavation going on near Princeton
  • verb turn up, loosen, or remove earth
    delve; dig; turn over; cut into.
    • Dig we must
    • turn over the soil for aeration

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slough_off

  • verb discard as undesirable
    • the candidate sloughed off his former campaign workers
  • verb separate from surrounding living tissue, as in an abortion

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bale

  • noun a large bundle bound for storage or transport
  • noun a city in northwestern Switzerland
    Basle; Basel.

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weed

  • noun any plant that crowds out cultivated plants
  • noun a black band worn by a man (on the arm or hat) as a sign of mourning
    mourning band.

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offsaddle

  • verb remove the saddle from
    unsaddle.
    • They unsaddled their mounts

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cleaning

  • noun the act of making something clean
    cleanup; cleansing.
    • he gave his shoes a good cleaning
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean; clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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spirit_off

  • verb carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
    spirit away.

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gutter

  • noun a channel along the eaves or on the roof; collects and carries away rainwater
    trough.
  • noun misfortune resulting in lost effort or money
    toilet; sewer.
    • his career was in the gutter
    • all that work went down the sewer
    • pensions are in the toilet

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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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cart_off

  • verb take away by means of a vehicle
    haul away; haul off; cart away.
    • They carted off the old furniture

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withdraw

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb withdraw from active participation
    retire.
    • He retired from chess

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strike_out

  • verb remove from a list
    mark; cross out; strike off; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list
  • verb put out or be put out by a strikeout
    • Oral struck out three batters to close the inning

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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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carry_away

  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry off; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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take_away

  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; carry away; carry off; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry
  • verb remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
    withdraw; take; remove.
    • 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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excise

  • noun a tax that is measured by the amount of business done (not on property or income from real estate)
    excise tax.
  • verb remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    strike; scratch; expunge.
    • Please strike this remark from the record
    • scratch that remark

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knock_out

  • verb eliminate
    • knock out a target
  • verb knock unconscious or senseless
    kayo; knock cold.
    • the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds

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slime

  • noun any thick, viscous matter
    goo; gunk; guck; gook; muck; ooze; goop; sludge.
  • verb cover or stain with slime
    • The snake slimed his victim

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kill

  • noun the act of terminating a life
    putting to death; killing.
  • noun the destruction of an enemy plane or ship or tank or missile
    • the pilot reported two kills during the mission

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husking

  • noun the removal of covering
    uncovering; stripping; baring; denudation.
  • verb remove the husks from
    shell; husk.
    • husk corn

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web

  • noun an intricate network suggesting something that was formed by weaving or interweaving
    • the trees cast a delicate web of shadows over the lawn
  • noun an intricate trap that entangles or ensnares its victim
    entanglement.

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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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decalcify

  • verb lose calcium or calcium compounds
  • verb remove calcium or lime from
    • decalcify the rock

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eviscerate

  • verb surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
    resect.
  • verb remove the contents of
    • eviscerate the stomach

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lade

  • verb remove with or as if with a ladle
    laden; ladle.
    • ladle the water out of the bowl
  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; load up; laden.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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ream

  • noun a large quantity of written matter
    • he wrote reams and reams
  • noun a quantity of paper; 480 or 500 sheets; one ream equals 20 quires

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siphon_off

  • verb convey, draw off, or empty by or as if by a siphon
    siphon; syphon.

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detoxify

  • verb remove poison from
    detoxicate.
    • detoxify the soil
  • verb treat for alcohol or drug dependence
    detox.
    • He was detoxified in the clinic

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unveil

  • verb remove the veil from
    • Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies
  • verb make visible
    bring out; uncover; reveal.
    • Summer brings out bright clothes
    • He brings out the best in her

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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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pull_in_one's_horns

  • verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    back away; back out; crawfish; pull back; crawfish out; withdraw; retreat.
    • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
    • He backed out of his earlier promise
    • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

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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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retreat

  • noun (military) withdrawal of troops to a more favorable position to escape the enemy's superior forces or after a defeat
    • the disorderly retreat of French troops
  • noun a place of privacy; a place affording peace and quiet

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corrade

  • verb wear away
    rub off; abrase; abrade; rub down.

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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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expunge

  • verb remove by erasing or crossing out or as if by drawing a line
    strike; scratch; excise.
    • Please strike this remark from the record
    • scratch that remark

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back_away

  • verb make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
    back out; crawfish; pull back; pull in one's horns; crawfish out; withdraw; retreat.
    • We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him
    • He backed out of his earlier promise
    • The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

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whisk_off

  • verb brush or wipe off lightly
    whisk.
  • verb take away quickly and suddenly
    whisk away.

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unbowel

To deprive of the entrails; to disembowel. Dr. H. More.

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divest

  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets
  • verb deprive of status or authority
    disinvest.
    • he was divested of his rights and his title
    • They disinvested themselves of their rights

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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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deduct

  • verb make a subtraction
    subtract; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
    recoup; withhold.
    • My employer is withholding taxes

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get_rid_of

  • verb dispose of
    remove.
    • Get rid of these old shoes!
    • The company got rid of all the dead wood
  • verb terminate, end, or take out
    extinguish; eliminate; do away with.
    • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
    • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
    • eliminate my debts

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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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decarburise

  • verb remove carbon from (an engine)
    decoke; decarbonize; decarbonise; decarburize.

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erase

  • verb remove from memory or existence
    wipe out.
    • The Turks erased the Armenians in 1915
  • verb remove by or as if by rubbing or erasing
    efface; wipe off; score out; rub out.
    • Please erase the formula on the blackboard--it is wrong!

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demineralize

  • verb remove the minerals or salts from
    demineralise.
    • demineralize water

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cross_off

  • verb remove from a list
    strike out; mark; cross out; strike off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list

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wipe_away

  • verb remove by wiping
    wipe off.

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undock

  • verb move out of a dock
    • We docked at noon
  • verb take (a ship) out of a dock
    • undock the ship

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cast_off

  • verb get rid of
    shake off; shed; throw away; throw off; drop; cast; throw.
    • he shed his image as a pushy boss
    • shed your clothes
  • verb make the last row of stitches when knitting

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scale

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; ordered series; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
  • noun relative magnitude
    • they entertained on a grand scale

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resect

  • verb surgically remove a part of a structure or an organ
    eviscerate.

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haul_away

  • verb take away by means of a vehicle
    cart off; haul off; cart away.
    • They carted off the old furniture

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eliminate

  • verb terminate, end, or take out
    extinguish; get rid of; do away with.
    • Let's eliminate the course on Akkadian hieroglyphics
    • Socialism extinguished these archaic customs
    • eliminate my debts
  • verb do away with
    rid of; obviate.

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scalp

  • noun the skin that covers the top of the head
    • they wanted to take his scalp as a trophy
  • verb sell illegally, as on the black market

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peel

  • noun the rind of a fruit or vegetable
    skin.
  • noun British politician (1788-1850)
    Sir Robert Peel; Robert Peel.

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rub

  • noun an unforeseen obstacle
    hang-up; snag; hitch.
  • noun the act of rubbing or wiping
    wipe.
    • he gave the hood a quick rub

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burl

  • noun the wood cut from a tree burl or outgrowth; often used decoratively in veneer
  • noun a large rounded outgrowth on the trunk or branch of a tree

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stem

  • noun (linguistics) the form of a word after all affixes are removed
    root word; radical; theme; base; root.
    • thematic vowels are part of the stem
  • noun a slender or elongated structure that supports a plant or fungus or a plant part or plant organ
    stalk.

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burr

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    bur.
  • noun rough projection left on a workpiece after drilling or cutting

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subtract

  • verb make a subtraction
    deduct; take off.
    • subtract this amount from my paycheck
  • verb take off or away
    • this prefix was subtracted when the word was borrowed from French

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shuck

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; husk; stalk.
  • verb remove from the shell
    • shuck oysters

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rut

  • noun a groove or furrow (especially one in soft earth caused by wheels)
  • noun a settled and monotonous routine that is hard to escape
    groove.
    • they fell into a conversational rut

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stone

  • noun a lump or mass of hard consolidated mineral matter
    rock.
    • he threw a rock at me
  • noun building material consisting of a piece of rock hewn in a definite shape for a special purpose
    • he wanted a special stone to mark the site

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chaff

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; straw; husk; stalk; shuck.
  • noun foil in thin strips; ejected into the air as a radar countermeasure

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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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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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check_out

  • verb examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition
    check into; go over; suss out; check over; check up on; look into; check.
    • check the brakes
    • Check out the engine
  • verb announce one's departure from a hotel

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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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viscerate

To deprive of the viscera, or entrails; to eviscerate; to disembowel.

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garbage

  • noun food that is discarded (as from a kitchen)
    scraps; food waste; refuse.
  • noun a worthless message
    drivel.

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into

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

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abrase

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrade; rub down.

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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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brush

  • noun a dense growth of bushes
    thicket; coppice; brushwood; copse.
  • noun an implement that has hairs or bristles firmly set into a handle

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strip

  • noun a relatively long narrow piece of something
    • he felt a flat strip of muscle
  • noun artifact consisting of a narrow flat piece of material
    slip.

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carve_out

  • verb establish or create through painstaking effort
    • She carved out a reputation among her male colleagues
  • verb remove from a larger whole
    • the new start-up company carved out a large chunk of the market within a year

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wear_away

  • verb cut away in small pieces
    whittle away; whittle down.
  • verb diminish, as by friction
    wear off.
    • Erosion wore away the surface

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condense

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

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ablate

  • verb wear away through erosion or vaporization
  • verb remove an organ or bodily structure

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draw_away

  • verb move ahead of (one's competitors) in a race
  • verb remove by drawing or pulling
    draw off; pull off.
    • She placed the tray down and drew off the cloth
    • draw away the cloth that is covering the cheese

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leach

  • noun the process of leaching
    leaching.
  • verb cause (a liquid) to leach or percolate

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bur

  • noun seed vessel having hooks or prickles
    burr.
  • noun small bit used in dentistry or surgery
    burr.

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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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rub_down

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; abrade.
  • verb manually manipulate (someone's body), usually for medicinal or relaxation purposes
    knead; massage.
    • She rubbed down her child with a sponge

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undress

  • noun partial or complete nakedness
    • a state of undress
  • verb get undressed
    uncase; peel; strip down; strip; unclothe; disrobe; discase.
    • please don't undress in front of everybody!
    • She strips in front of strangers every night for a living

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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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syphon

  • 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
    siphon.
  • noun a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
    siphon.

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pull

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

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strike_off

  • verb remove from a list
    strike out; mark; cross out; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list

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bear_off

  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    take away; carry away; carry off; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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recede

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; draw back; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb retreat
    drop off; fall back; fall behind; lose.

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up

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

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rootle

  • verb dig with the snout
    rout; root.
    • the pig was rooting for truffles

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husk

  • noun material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds
    stubble; chaff; straw; stalk; shuck.
  • noun outer membranous covering of some fruits or seeds

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cream_off

  • verb remove from the surface
    skim; skim off; cream.
    • skim cream from the surface of milk
  • verb pick the best
    skim off.

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groove

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

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pulp

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    mush.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun a soft moist part of a fruit
    flesh.

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delete

  • verb remove or make invisible
    cancel.
    • Please delete my name from your list
  • verb wipe out digitally or magnetically recorded information
    erase.
    • Who erased the files form my hard disk?

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desorb

  • verb go away from the surface to which (a substance) is adsorbed
  • verb remove from a surface on which it is adsorbed
    • the substance was desorbed

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molt

  • noun periodic shedding of the cuticle in arthropods or the outer skin in reptiles
    moult; ecdysis; moulting; molting.
  • verb cast off hair, skin, horn, or feathers
    moult; exuviate; shed; slough.
    • our dog sheds every Spring

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disembowel

  • verb remove the entrails of
    eviscerate; draw.
    • draw a chicken

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skimming

  • noun the act of removing floating material from the surface of a liquid
  • noun reading or glancing through quickly
    skim.

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at

  • noun a highly unstable radioactive element (the heaviest of the halogen series); a decay product of uranium and thorium
    atomic number 85; astatine.
  • noun 100 at equal 1 kip in Laos

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haul_off

  • verb take away by means of a vehicle
    cart off; haul away; cart away.
    • They carted off the old furniture

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pit

  • noun a sizeable hole (usually in the ground)
    cavity.
    • they dug a pit to bury the body
  • noun a concavity in a surface (especially an anatomical depression)
    fossa.

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check

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    cheque; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • noun an appraisal of the state of affairs
    assay.
    • they made an assay of the contents
    • a check on its dependability under stress

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cream

  • noun the best people or things in a group
    pick.
    • the cream of England's young men were killed in the Great War
  • noun the part of milk containing the butterfat

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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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dig_out

  • verb remove, harvest, or recover by digging
    dig; dig up.
    • dig salt
    • dig coal
  • verb dig out from underneath earth or snow

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clear_off

  • verb remove from sight
    clear away.

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disforest

  • verb remove the trees from
    disafforest; deforest.
    • The landscape was deforested by the enemy attacks

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tusk

  • noun a hard smooth ivory colored dentine that makes up most of the tusks of elephants and walruses
    ivory.
  • noun a long pointed tooth specialized for fighting or digging; especially in an elephant or walrus or hog

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circumcise

  • verb cut the skin over the clitoris
  • verb cut the foreskin off male babies or teenage boys
    • During the bris, the baby boy is circumcised

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draw

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

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clean

  • noun a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
    clean and jerk.
  • verb make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from
    make clean.
    • Clean the stove!
    • The dentist cleaned my teeth

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clear-cut

  • verb remove all the trees at one time
    • clear-cut an acre of forest
  • adjective satellite clearly or sharply defined to the mind
    distinct; trenchant.
    • clear-cut evidence of tampering
    • Claudius was the first to invade Britain with distinct...intentions of conquest
    • trenchant distinctions between right and wrong

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dismantle

  • verb tear down so as to make flat with the ground
    rase; level; take down; pull down; tear down; raze.
    • The building was levelled
  • verb take apart into its constituent pieces
    take apart; break up; break apart; disassemble.

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cheque

  • noun a written order directing a bank to pay money
    check; bank check.
    • he paid all his bills by check
  • verb withdraw money by writing a check
    check out.

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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take_off

  • verb leave
    depart; set forth; set off; start out; start; part; set out.
    • The family took off for Florida
  • verb take away or remove
    • Take that weight off me!

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tear_off

  • verb rip off violently and forcefully
    tear away.
    • The passing bus tore off her side mirror

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unload

  • verb leave or unload
    drop off; drop; put down; set down; discharge.
    • unload the cargo
    • drop off the passengers at the hotel
  • verb take the load off (a container or vehicle)
    unlade; offload.
    • unload the truck
    • offload the van

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stripping

  • noun the removal of covering
    uncovering; husking; baring; denudation.
  • verb take away possessions from someone
    deprive; divest; strip.
    • The Nazis stripped the Jews of all their assets

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rinse

  • noun a liquid preparation used on wet hair to give it a tint
  • noun the removal of soap with clean water in the final stage of washing
    rinsing.

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pull_up

  • verb come to a halt after driving somewhere
    draw up; haul up.
    • The Rolls pulled up on pour front lawn
    • The chauffeur hauled up in front of us
  • verb straighten oneself
    draw up; straighten up.
    • He drew himself up when he talked to his superior

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