logo

disturb (Also disturbed, disturbing, disturbs) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to disturb

hair-raiser

  • noun excitation that makes your hair stand up or that chills your bones
    chiller.
    • the movie was an old-fashioned hair-raiser

More 'hair-raiser' Meaning


recreate

  • verb give new life or energy to
    repair; revivify; reanimate; revive; renovate; vivify; animate; quicken.
    • A hot soup will revive me
    • This will renovate my spirits
    • This treatment repaired my health
  • verb engage in recreational activities rather than work; occupy oneself in a diversion
    play.
    • On weekends I play
    • The students all recreate alike

More 'recreate' Meaning


causalgia

  • noun a burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes

More 'causalgia' Meaning


precondition

  • noun an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
    condition; stipulation.
  • noun an assumption that is taken for granted
    presumption; given.

More 'precondition' Meaning


foul

  • noun an act that violates the rules of a sport
  • verb hit a foul ball

More 'foul' Meaning


sanitise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

More 'sanitise' Meaning


plump_out

  • verb depart suddenly
    • He plumped out of the house
  • verb make fat or plump
    fatten up; fat; fill out; flesh out; fatten; fatten out; plump.
    • We will plump out that poor starving child

More 'plump_out' Meaning


clotted

  • adjective satellite thickened or coalesced in soft thick lumps (such as clogs or clots)
    clogged.
    • clotted blood
    • seeds clogged together
  • verb change from a liquid to a thickened or solid state
    clot; coagulate.
    • coagulated blood

More 'clotted' Meaning


shoo_away

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

More 'shoo_away' Meaning


hanging

  • noun decoration that is hung (as a tapestry) on a wall or over a window
    wall hanging.
    • the cold castle walls were covered with hangings
  • noun a form of capital punishment; victim is suspended by the neck from a gallows or gibbet until dead
    • in those days the hanging of criminals was a public entertainment

More 'hanging' Meaning


intermingle

  • verb combine into one
    immingle; intermix; blend.
    • blend the nuts and raisins together
    • he blends in with the crowd
    • We don't intermingle much

More 'intermingle' Meaning


integrity

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

More 'integrity' Meaning


skeleton

  • noun something reduced to its minimal form
    • the battalion was a mere skeleton of its former self
    • the bare skeleton of a novel
  • noun a scandal that is kept secret
    skeleton in the cupboard; skeleton in the closet.
    • there must be a skeleton somewhere in that family's closet

More 'skeleton' Meaning


disoblige

  • verb to cause inconvenience or discomfort to
    bother; inconvenience; incommode; discommode; trouble; put out.
    • Sorry to trouble you, but...
  • verb ignore someone's wishes

More 'disoblige' Meaning


oxidise

  • verb add oxygen to or combine with oxygen
    oxidize; oxidate.
  • verb enter into a combination with oxygen or become converted into an oxide
    oxidize; oxidate.
    • This metal oxidizes easily

More 'oxidise' Meaning


violate

  • verb fail to agree with; be in violation of; as of rules or patterns
    go against; break.
    • This sentence violates the rules of syntax
  • verb act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises
    go against; infract; break; offend; breach; transgress.
    • offend all laws of humanity
    • violate the basic laws or human civilization
    • break a law
    • break a promise

More 'violate' Meaning


she-bop

  • verb get sexual gratification through self-stimulation
    fuck off; wank; jerk off; masturbate; jack off.

More 'she-bop' Meaning


electricity

  • noun a physical phenomenon associated with stationary or moving electrons and protons
  • noun energy made available by the flow of electric charge through a conductor
    electrical energy.
    • they built a car that runs on electricity

More 'electricity' Meaning


rupture

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

More 'rupture' Meaning


automatize

  • verb turn into an automaton
    automatise.
  • verb make automatic or control or operate automatically
    automatise; automate.
    • automatize the production
    • automate the movement of the robot

More 'automatize' Meaning


tickle

  • noun a cutaneous sensation often resulting from light stroking
  • noun the act of tickling
    titillation; tickling.

More 'tickle' Meaning


unroll

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

More 'unroll' Meaning


rankle

  • verb gnaw into; make resentful or angry
    grate; fret; eat into.
    • The injustice rankled her
    • his resentment festered

More 'rankle' Meaning


daze

  • noun the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally
    shock; stupor.
    • his mother's death left him in a daze
    • he was numb with shock
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    haze; fog.

More 'daze' Meaning


under

  • adjective satellite located below or beneath something else
    nether.
    • nether garments
    • the under parts of a machine
  • adjective satellite lower in rank, power, or authority
    • an under secretary

More 'under' Meaning


sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

More 'sputter' Meaning


angulate

  • verb make or become angular
  • adjective having angles or an angular shape
    angular.

More 'angulate' Meaning


pride

  • noun a feeling of self-respect and personal worth
    pridefulness.
  • noun satisfaction with your (or another's) achievements
    • he takes pride in his son's success

More 'pride' Meaning


sway

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

More 'sway' Meaning


whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

More 'whack' Meaning


sexualise

  • verb make sexual, endow with sex, attribute sex to
    sexualize.
    • The god was sexualized and married to another god
    • Some languages sexualize all nouns and do not have a neuter gender

More 'sexualise' Meaning


sinking

  • noun a descent as through liquid (especially through water)
    • they still talk about the sinking of the Titanic
  • noun a slow fall or decline (as for lack of strength)
    • after several hours of sinking an unexpected rally rescued the market
    • he could not control the sinking of his legs

More 'sinking' Meaning


denationalise

  • verb put under private control or ownership
    denationalize.
    • The steel industry was denationalized

More 'denationalise' Meaning


lure

  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
    come-on; enticement.
  • noun anything that serves as an enticement
    come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.

More 'lure' Meaning


bellyache

  • noun an ache localized in the stomach or abdominal region
    stomach ache; stomachache; gastralgia.
  • verb complain
    squawk; grouse; beef; gripe; holler; bitch; crab.
    • What was he hollering about?

More 'bellyache' Meaning


risk

  • noun a source of danger; a possibility of incurring loss or misfortune
    endangerment; jeopardy; peril; hazard.
    • drinking alcohol is a health hazard
  • noun a venture undertaken without regard to possible loss or injury
    peril; danger.
    • he saw the rewards but not the risks of crime
    • there was a danger he would do the wrong thing

More 'risk' Meaning


appal

  • verb strike with disgust or revulsion
    scandalize; shock; appall; scandalise; outrage; offend.
    • The scandalous behavior of this married woman shocked her friends
  • verb fill with apprehension or alarm; cause to be unpleasantly surprised
    horrify; dismay; alarm; appall.
    • I was horrified at the thought of being late for my interview
    • The news of the executions horrified us

More 'appal' Meaning


egotrip

  • verb act in a way that attracts attention
    • This teacher always egotrips and the students don't like him

More 'egotrip' Meaning


activation

  • noun stimulation of activity in an organism or chemical
  • noun the activity of causing to have energy and be active
    energizing; activating.

More 'activation' Meaning


pierce

  • verb cut or make a way through
    • the knife cut through the flesh
    • The path pierced the jungle
    • Light pierced through the forest
  • noun 14th President of the United States (1804-1869)
    Franklin Pierce; President Pierce.

More 'pierce' Meaning


distort

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

More 'distort' Meaning


redact

  • noun someone who puts text into appropriate form for publication
    rewriter; redactor; reviser; rewrite man.
  • verb formulate in a particular style or language
    put; frame; couch; cast.
    • I wouldn't put it that way
    • She cast her request in very polite language

More 'redact' Meaning


jack

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

More 'jack' Meaning


enturbulation

Sorry, we do not have the definition for this word.

affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

More 'affect' Meaning


come_close

  • verb nearly do something
    • She came close to quitting her job
  • verb be close or similar
    approximate.
    • Her results approximate my own

More 'come_close' Meaning


disturb

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

More 'disturb' Meaning


baking

  • noun making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • noun cooking by dry heat in an oven

More 'baking' Meaning


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.

More 'whisk' Meaning


induction

  • noun a formal entry into an organization or position or office
    initiation; installation.
    • his initiation into the club
    • he was ordered to report for induction into the army
    • he gave a speech as part of his installation into the hall of fame
  • noun an electrical phenomenon whereby an electromotive force (EMF) is generated in a closed circuit by a change in the flow of current
    inductance.

More 'induction' Meaning


conceive

  • verb have the idea for
    gestate; conceptualize; conceptualise.
    • He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients
    • This library was well conceived
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    believe; think; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

More 'conceive' Meaning


upload

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

More 'upload' Meaning


naturalise

  • verb adopt to another place
    naturalize.
    • The stories had become naturalized into an American setting
  • verb make more natural or lifelike
    naturalize.

More 'naturalise' Meaning


enhance

  • verb increase
    heighten; raise.
    • This will enhance your enjoyment
    • heighten the tension
  • verb make better or more attractive
    • This sauce will enhance the flavor of the meat

More 'enhance' Meaning


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

More 'one' Meaning


steam_clean

  • verb clean by means of steaming
    steam.
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

More 'steam_clean' Meaning


snarl_up

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

More 'snarl_up' Meaning


smartness

  • noun a kind of pain such as that caused by a wound or a burn or a sore
    smarting; smart.
  • noun intelligence as manifested in being quick and witty
    cleverness; brightness.

More 'smartness' Meaning


force

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

More 'force' Meaning


fly_high

  • verb be elated
    • He was flying high during the summer months
  • verb make steady progress; be at the high point in one's career or reach a high point in historical significance or importance
    prosper; flourish; thrive.
    • The new student is thriving

More 'fly_high' Meaning


feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

More 'feather' Meaning


direct

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

More 'direct' Meaning


pulse

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

More 'pulse' Meaning


louden

  • verb become louder
    • The room loudened considerably
  • verb cause to become loud

More 'louden' Meaning


tenderise

  • verb make tender or more tender as by marinating, pounding, or applying a tenderizer
    tender; tenderize.
    • tenderize meat

More 'tenderise' Meaning


persuade

  • verb win approval or support for
    carry; sway.
    • Carry all before one
    • His speech did not sway the voters
  • verb cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
    • You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!

More 'persuade' Meaning


referred_pain

  • noun pain that is felt at a place in the body different from the injured or diseased part where the pain would be expected
    • angina pectoris can cause referred pain in the left shoulder
    • pain in the right shoulder can be referred pain from gallbladder disease

More 'referred_pain' Meaning


levitate

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

More 'levitate' Meaning


channelize

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

More 'channelize' Meaning


even

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

More 'even' Meaning


vitalise

  • verb give life to
    vitalize.
    • The eggs are vitalized
  • verb make more lively or vigorous
    vitalize.
    • The treatment at the spa vitalized the old man

More 'vitalise' Meaning


hide

  • noun the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
    fell.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    pelt; skin.

More 'hide' Meaning


wreck

  • noun something or someone that has suffered ruin or dilapidation
    • the house was a wreck when they bought it
    • thanks to that quack I am a human wreck
  • noun an accident that destroys a ship at sea
    shipwreck.

More 'wreck' Meaning


worsen

  • verb grow worse
    decline.
    • Conditions in the slum worsened
  • verb make worse
    aggravate; exasperate; exacerbate.
    • This drug aggravates the pain

More 'worsen' Meaning


rekindle

  • verb kindle anew, as of a fire
  • verb arouse again
    • rekindle hopes
    • rekindle her love

More 'rekindle' Meaning


cooking

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

More 'cooking' Meaning


hype_up

  • verb get excited or stimulated
    psych up.
    • The children were all psyched up after the movie

More 'hype_up' Meaning


poison

  • noun any substance that causes injury or illness or death of a living organism
    toxicant; poisonous substance.
  • noun anything that harms or destroys
    • the poison of fascism

More 'poison' Meaning


haze

  • noun atmospheric moisture or dust or smoke that causes reduced visibility
  • noun confusion characterized by lack of clarity
    fog; daze.

More 'haze' Meaning


blur

  • noun a hazy or indistinct representation
    fuzz.
    • it happened so fast it was just a blur
    • he tried to clear his head of the whisky fuzz
  • verb become glassy; lose clear vision
    glaze over; film over.
    • Her eyes glazed over from lack of sleep

More 'blur' Meaning


territorialize

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialise.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialise.
    • The railways were territorialized

More 'territorialize' Meaning


pressed

  • adjective satellite compacted by ironing
  • verb exert pressure or force to or upon
    press.
    • He pressed down on the boards
    • press your thumb on this spot

More 'pressed' Meaning


disagree_with

  • verb not be very easily digestible
    • Spicy food disagrees with some people

More 'disagree_with' Meaning


herd

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

More 'herd' Meaning


acidify

  • verb make sour or more sour
    sour; acetify; acidulate.
  • verb turn acidic
    acetify.
    • the solution acetified

More 'acidify' Meaning


come_apart

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

More 'come_apart' Meaning


onus

  • noun an onerous or difficult concern
    load; incumbrance; encumbrance; burden.
    • the burden of responsibility
    • that's a load off my mind

More 'onus' Meaning


active

  • noun chemical agent capable of activity
    active agent.
  • noun the voice used to indicate that the grammatical subject of the verb is performing the action or causing the happening denoted by the verb
    active voice.
    • `The boy threw the ball' uses the active voice

More 'active' Meaning


sanitize

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitise; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitise.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

More 'sanitize' Meaning


spark_off

  • verb put in motion or move to act
    activate; touch off; trigger off; actuate; set off; trigger; spark; trip.
    • trigger a reaction
    • actuate the circuits

More 'spark_off' Meaning


dry

  • noun a reformer who opposes the use of intoxicating beverages
    prohibitionist.
  • verb remove the moisture from and make dry
    dry out.
    • dry clothes
    • dry hair

More 'dry' Meaning


prostrate

  • verb get into a prostrate position, as in submission
    bow down.
  • verb render helpless or defenseless
    • They prostrated the enemy

More 'prostrate' Meaning


deodorize

  • verb eliminate the odor from
    deodorise; deodourise.
    • This stick will deodorize your armpits

More 'deodorize' Meaning


ravish

  • verb force (someone) to have sex against their will
    violate; dishonor; assault; dishonour; outrage; rape.
    • The woman was raped on her way home at night
  • verb hold spellbound
    enthrall; delight; enthral; enrapture; enchant; transport.

More 'ravish' Meaning


slow

  • verb lose velocity; move more slowly
    decelerate; slow down; retard; slow up.
    • The car decelerated
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

More 'slow' Meaning


elaborate

  • verb add details, as to an account or idea; clarify the meaning of and discourse in a learned way, usually in writing
    expound; lucubrate; dilate; expatiate; enlarge; exposit; flesh out; expand.
    • She elaborated on the main ideas in her dissertation
  • verb produce from basic elements or sources; change into a more developed product
    • The bee elaborates honey

More 'elaborate' Meaning


remember_oneself

  • verb recover one's good manners after a lapse or stop behaving badly
    • Please remember yourself, Charles!

More 'remember_oneself' Meaning


culminate

  • verb end, especially to reach a final or climactic stage
    climax.
    • The meeting culminated in a tearful embrace
  • verb bring to a head or to the highest point
    • Seurat culminated pointillism

More 'culminate' Meaning


undergird

  • verb lend moral support to
  • verb make secure underneath
    brace up.
    • undergird the ship

More 'undergird' Meaning


harass

  • verb annoy continually or chronically
    beset; chivy; chevy; chevvy; hassle; chivvy; harry; plague; molest; provoke.
    • He is known to harry his staff when he is overworked
    • This man harasses his female co-workers
  • verb exhaust by attacking repeatedly
    • harass the enemy

More 'harass' Meaning


territorialise

  • verb organize as a territory
    territorialize.
  • verb place on a territorial basis
    territorialize.
    • The railways were territorialized

More 'territorialise' Meaning


send_on

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

More 'send_on' Meaning


leaven

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

More 'leaven' Meaning


alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

More 'alchemise' Meaning


someone

  • noun a human being
    somebody; soul; person; individual; mortal.
    • there was too much for one person to do

More 'someone' Meaning


divide

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

More 'divide' Meaning


tempt

  • verb dispose or incline or entice to
    allure.
    • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food
  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
    lure; entice.
    • He lured me into temptation

More 'tempt' Meaning


dehumanize

  • verb deprive of human qualities
    dehumanise.
    • Life in poverty has dehumanized them
  • verb make mechanical or routine
    dehumanise.

More 'dehumanize' Meaning


lengthen

  • verb make longer
    • Lengthen this skirt, please
  • verb become long or longer
    • In Spring, the days lengthen

More 'lengthen' Meaning


feelings

  • noun emotional or moral sensitivity (especially in relation to personal principles or dignity)
    • the remark hurt his feelings
  • noun the experiencing of affective and emotional states
    feeling.
    • she had a feeling of euphoria
    • he had terrible feelings of guilt
    • I disliked him and the feeling was mutual

More 'feelings' Meaning


elude

  • verb escape, either physically or mentally
    bilk; evade.
    • The thief eluded the police
    • This difficult idea seems to evade her
    • The event evades explanation
  • verb be incomprehensible to; escape understanding by
    escape.
    • What you are seeing in him eludes me

More 'elude' Meaning


immix

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

More 'immix' Meaning


background_radiation

  • noun radiation coming from sources other than those being observed

More 'background_radiation' Meaning


sympathise

  • verb share the feelings of; understand the sentiments of
    sympathize.
  • verb to feel or express sympathy or compassion
    sympathize; commiserate.

More 'sympathise' Meaning


clear_out

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

More 'clear_out' Meaning


total

  • noun the whole amount
    aggregate; sum; totality.
  • noun a quantity obtained by the addition of a group of numbers
    sum; amount.

More 'total' Meaning


manoeuver

  • verb act in order to achieve a certain goal
    maneuver; manoeuvre.
    • He maneuvered to get the chairmanship
    • She maneuvered herself into the directorship
  • verb direct the course; determine the direction of travelling
    maneuver; head; point; direct; guide; channelise; manoeuvre; channelize; steer.

More 'manoeuver' Meaning


unit

  • noun any division of quantity accepted as a standard of measurement or exchange
    unit of measurement.
    • the dollar is the United States unit of currency
    • a unit of wheat is a bushel
    • change per unit volume
  • noun an individual or group or structure or other entity regarded as a structural or functional constituent of a whole
    • the reduced the number of units and installations
    • the word is a basic linguistic unit

More 'unit' Meaning


make_pure

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

More 'make_pure' Meaning


plow

  • noun a farm tool having one or more heavy blades to break the soil and cut a furrow prior to sowing
    plough.
  • verb to break and turn over earth especially with a plow
    turn; plough.
    • Farmer Jones plowed his east field last week
    • turn the earth in the Spring

More 'plow' Meaning


tranquilize

  • verb make calm or still
    still; tranquillize; calm down; quiet; calm; tranquillise; quieten; lull.
    • quiet the dragons of worry and fear
  • verb cause to be calm or quiet as by administering a sedative to
    tranquillize; calm; sedate; tranquillise.
    • The patient must be sedated before the operation

More 'tranquilize' Meaning


overheat

  • verb get excessively and undesirably hot
    • The car engines overheated
  • verb make excessively or undesirably hot
    • The room was overheated

More 'overheat' Meaning


dissonate

  • verb be dissonant or harsh
    • The violins in this piece dissonated disturbingly
  • verb cause to sound harsh and unpleasant
    disharmonize.

More 'dissonate' Meaning


motivate

  • verb give an incentive for action
    prompt; propel; incite; move; actuate.
    • This moved me to sacrifice my career

More 'motivate' Meaning


negative

  • noun a reply of denial
    • he answered in the negative
  • noun a piece of photographic film showing an image with light and shade or colors reversed

More 'negative' Meaning


pigeonhole

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

More 'pigeonhole' Meaning


insult

  • noun a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
    revilement; abuse; vilification; contumely.
    • when a student made a stupid mistake he spared them no abuse
    • they yelled insults at the visiting team
  • noun a deliberately offensive act or something producing the effect of deliberate disrespect
    affront.
    • turning his back on me was a deliberate insult

More 'insult' Meaning


rationalise

  • verb structure and run according to rational or scientific principles in order to achieve desired results
    rationalize.
    • We rationalized the factory's production and raised profits
  • verb defend, explain, clear away, or make excuses for by reasoning
    rationalize; apologise; excuse; apologize; justify.
    • rationalize the child's seemingly crazy behavior
    • he rationalized his lack of success

More 'rationalise' Meaning


muck_up

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb soil with mud, muck, or mire
    muck; mire; mud.
    • The child mucked up his shirt while playing ball in the garden

More 'muck_up' Meaning


calk

  • noun a metal cleat on the bottom front of a horseshoe to prevent slipping
    calkin.
  • verb provide with calks
    • calk horse shoes

More 'calk' Meaning


call

  • noun a telephone connection
    telephone call; phone call.
    • she reported several anonymous calls
    • he placed a phone call to London
    • he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call
  • noun a special disposition (as if from a divine source) to pursue a particular course
    • he was disappointed that he had not heard the Call

More 'call' Meaning


calm

  • noun steadiness of mind under stress
    equanimity; calmness; composure.
    • he accepted their problems with composure and she with equanimity
  • noun wind moving at less than 1 knot; 0 on the Beaufort scale
    calm air.

More 'calm' Meaning


recommend

  • verb push for something
    urge; advocate.
    • The travel agent recommended strongly that we not travel on Thanksgiving Day
  • verb express a good opinion of
    commend.

More 'recommend' Meaning


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

More 'strike' Meaning


care

  • noun the work of providing treatment for or attending to someone or something
    aid; tending; attention.
    • no medical care was required
    • the old car needs constant attention
  • noun judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger
    precaution; caution; forethought.
    • he exercised caution in opening the door
    • he handled the vase with care

More 'care' Meaning


tell

  • verb express in words
    state; say.
    • He said that he wanted to marry her
    • tell me what is bothering you
    • state your opinion
    • state your name
  • noun a Swiss patriot who lived in the early 14th century and who was renowned for his skill as an archer; according to legend an Austrian governor compelled him to shoot an apple from his son's head with his crossbow (which he did successfully without mishap)
    William Tell.

More 'tell' Meaning


violent_disorder

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    rampage.

More 'violent_disorder' Meaning


breathe

  • verb draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    respire; take a breath; suspire.
    • I can breathe better when the air is clean
    • The patient is respiring
  • verb be alive
    • Every creature that breathes

More 'breathe' Meaning


vascularise

  • verb become vascular and have vessels that circulate fluids
    vascularize.
    • The egg yolk vascularized
  • verb make vascular
    vascularize.
    • the yolk sac is gradually vascularized

More 'vascularise' Meaning


slam-dunk

  • verb make a forceful move against
    • the electronic travel market is slam-dunking traditional travel agencies
  • verb make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

More 'slam-dunk' Meaning


relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

More 'relax' Meaning


expose

  • noun the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
    unmasking.
    • he published an expose of the graft and corruption in city government
  • verb expose or make accessible to some action or influence
    • Expose your students to art
    • expose the blanket to sunshine

More 'expose' Meaning


bilge

  • noun water accumulated in the bilge of a ship
    bilge water.
  • noun where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom

More 'bilge' Meaning


astound

  • verb affect with wonder
    amaze; astonish.
    • Your ability to speak six languages amazes me!

More 'astound' Meaning


disruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

More 'disruption' Meaning


overtake

  • verb catch up with and possibly overtake
    catch; catch up with.
    • The Rolls Royce caught us near the exit ramp
  • verb travel past
    overhaul; pass.
    • The sports car passed all the trucks

More 'overtake' Meaning


sting

  • noun a kind of pain; something as sudden and painful as being stung
    stinging.
    • the sting of death
    • he felt the stinging of nettles
  • noun a mental pain or distress
    pang.
    • a pang of conscience

More 'sting' Meaning


hydrolise

  • verb make a compound react with water and undergo hydrolysis
    hydrolize.

More 'hydrolise' Meaning


hurl

  • noun a violent throw
    cast.
  • verb throw forcefully
    cast; hurtle.

More 'hurl' Meaning


muss

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

More 'muss' Meaning


hold

  • noun the act of grasping
    grip; clutches; clutch; clench; grasp; clasp.
    • he released his clasp on my arm
    • he has a strong grip for an old man
    • she kept a firm hold on the railing
  • noun understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
    grasp; appreciation.
    • he has a good grasp of accounting practices

More 'hold' Meaning


sleep

  • noun a natural and periodic state of rest during which consciousness of the world is suspended
    slumber.
    • he didn't get enough sleep last night
    • calm as a child in dreamless slumber
  • noun a torpid state resembling deep sleep
    sopor.

More 'sleep' Meaning


shoot

  • noun a new branch
  • noun the act of shooting at targets
    • they hold a shoot every weekend during the summer

More 'shoot' Meaning


archaise

  • verb give an archaic appearance of character to
    archaize.
    • archaized craftwork

More 'archaise' Meaning


gear_up

  • verb make ready or suitable or equip in advance for a particular purpose or for some use, event, etc
    set; prepare; fix; set up; ready.
    • Get the children ready for school!
    • prepare for war
    • I was fixing to leave town after I paid the hotel bill

More 'gear_up' Meaning


room

  • noun an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling
    • the rooms were very small but they had a nice view
  • noun space for movement
    elbow room; way.
    • room to pass
    • make way for
    • hardly enough elbow room to turn around

More 'room' Meaning


ecstasy

  • noun a state of being carried away by overwhelming emotion
    rapture; raptus; transport; exaltation.
    • listening to sweet music in a perfect rapture"- Charles Dickens
  • noun a state of elated bliss
    rapture.

More 'ecstasy' Meaning


pursue

  • verb carry out or participate in an activity; be involved in
    prosecute; engage.
    • She pursued many activities
    • They engaged in a discussion
  • verb follow in or as if in pursuit
    follow.
    • The police car pursued the suspected attacker
    • Her bad deed followed her and haunted her dreams all her life

More 'pursue' Meaning


sweeten

  • verb make sweeter in taste
    dulcify; edulcorate; dulcorate.
  • verb make sweeter, more pleasant, or more agreeable
    • sweeten a deal

More 'sweeten' Meaning


work

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

More 'work' Meaning


move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

More 'move_reflexively' Meaning


roof

  • noun a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building
  • noun protective covering on top of a motor vehicle

More 'roof' Meaning


straddle

  • noun a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

More 'straddle' Meaning


modify

  • verb make less severe or harsh or extreme
    • please modify this letter to make it more polite
    • he modified his views on same-gender marriage
  • verb add a modifier to a constituent
    qualify.

More 'modify' Meaning