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ramp_up

  • verb bolster or strengthen
    build up; build; work up.
    • We worked up courage
    • build up confidence
    • ramp up security in the airports

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ejaculate

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; seminal fluid; seed; cum; come.
  • verb utter impulsively
    blurt; blurt out; blunder out; blunder.
    • He blurted out the secret
    • He blundered his stupid ideas

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represent

  • verb take the place of or be parallel or equivalent to
    correspond; stand for.
    • Because of the sound changes in the course of history, an 'h' in Greek stands for an 's' in Latin
  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; stand for.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?

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undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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magnetic

  • adjective of or relating to or caused by magnetism
    • magnetic forces
  • adjective having the properties of a magnet; i.e. of attracting iron or steel
    magnetized; magnetised.
    • the hard disk is covered with a thin coat of magnetic material

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climb_on

  • verb get up on the back of
    hop on; get on; mount; mount up; bestride; jump on.
    • mount a horse

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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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

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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.

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shoo_away

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

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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

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shamble

  • noun walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet
    shambling; shuffle; shuffling.
    • from his shambling I assumed he was very old
  • verb walk by dragging one's feet
    shuffle; scuffle.
    • he shuffled out of the room
    • We heard his feet shuffling down the hall

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marching

  • noun the act of marching; walking with regular steps (especially in a procession of some kind)
    march.
    • it was a long march
    • we heard the sound of marching
  • verb march in a procession
    process; march.
    • They processed into the dining room

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increase

  • noun a quantity that is added
    addition; gain.
    • there was an addition to property taxes this year
    • they recorded the cattle's gain in weight over a period of weeks
  • noun a change resulting in an increase
    • the increase is scheduled for next month

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swag

  • noun valuable goods
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    booty; prize; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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ventilate

  • verb expose to cool or cold air so as to cool or freshen
    vent; air out; air.
    • air the old winter clothes
    • air out the smoke-filled rooms
  • verb expose to the circulation of fresh air so as to retard spoilage
    • Wheat should be well ventilated

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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

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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

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ruck

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

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chatter

  • noun noisy talk
    yack; cackle; yak; yakety-yak.
  • noun the rapid series of noises made by the parts of a machine
    chattering.

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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

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school

  • noun an educational institution
    • the school was founded in 1900
  • noun a building where young people receive education
    schoolhouse.
    • the school was built in 1932
    • he walked to school every morning

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swap

  • noun an equal exchange
    swop; barter; trade.
    • we had no money so we had to live by barter
  • verb exchange or give (something) in exchange for
    switch; swop; trade.

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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

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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.

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angulate

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

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motivity

  • noun the power or ability to move
    locomotion; motive power.

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sway

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

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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

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divergent

  • adjective satellite diverging from another or from a standard
    • a divergent opinion
  • adjective tending to move apart in different directions
    diverging.

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denationalise

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

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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.

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stick_out

  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff
  • verb be highly noticeable
    jump; jump out; leap out; stand out.

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masculinize

  • verb give a masculine appearance or character to
    • Fashion designers have masculinized women's looks in the 1990s
  • verb produce virilism in or cause to assume masculine characteristics, as through a hormonal imbalance or hormone therapy
    masculinise; virilise; virilize.
    • the drugs masculinized the teenage girl

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void

  • noun the state of nonexistence
    nothingness; nullity; nihility.
  • noun an empty area or space
    vacancy; emptiness; vacuum.
    • the huge desert voids
    • the emptiness of outer space
    • without their support he'll be ruling in a vacuum

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rise

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

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lurk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    skulk.
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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distort

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

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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

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yodel

  • noun a songlike cry in which the voice fluctuates rapidly between the normal voice and falsetto
  • verb sing by changing register; sing by yodeling
    descant; warble.
    • The Austrians were yodeling in the mountains

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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?

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cut_down

  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; cut back; bring down; reduce; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits
  • verb cut with sweeping strokes; as with an ax or machete
    slash.

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embroider

  • verb decorate with needlework
    broider.
  • verb add details to
    dramatize; dramatise; embellish; blow up; pad; lard; aggrandise; aggrandize.

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disturb

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

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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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stun

  • verb make senseless or dizzy by or as if by a blow
    stupefy.
    • stun fish
  • verb hit something or somebody as if with a sandbag
    sandbag.

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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

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upload

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

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naturalise

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

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move_through

  • verb make a passage or journey from one place to another
    transit; pass through; pass across; pass over.
    • The tourists moved through the town and bought up all the souvenirs
    • "Some travelers pass through the desert

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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

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weight_down

  • verb weight down with a load
    burthen; weight; burden.

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shlep

  • noun (Yiddish) an awkward and stupid person
    schlep; schlepper; shlepper.
  • noun a tedious or difficult journey
    schlep.

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snarl_up

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

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force

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

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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

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prang_up

  • verb make pregnant
    knock up; impregnate; bang up.
    • He impregnated his wife again

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direct

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

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pulse

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

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louden

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

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nail

  • noun horny plate covering and protecting part of the dorsal surface of the digits
  • noun a thin pointed piece of metal that is hammered into materials as a fastener

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second

  • noun 1/60 of a minute; the basic unit of time adopted under the Systeme International d'Unites
    sec; s.
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; minute.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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levitate

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

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channelize

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

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even

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

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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

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hide

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

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worsen

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

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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revolutionize

  • verb change radically
    overturn; revolutionise.
    • E-mail revolutionized communication in academe
  • verb overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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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

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plodding

  • noun hard monotonous routine work
    donkeywork; drudgery; grind.
  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plod.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere

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lapsing

  • noun a failure to maintain a higher state
    relapsing; relapse; reversion; lapse; reverting; backsliding.
  • verb pass into a specified state or condition
    lapse; sink; pass.
    • He sank into nirvana

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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

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set_down

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

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succumb

  • verb consent reluctantly
    give in; knuckle under; yield; buckle under.
  • verb be fatally overwhelmed
    yield.

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cut_back

  • verb return in time
    flash back.
    • the film cut back to an earlier event in the story
  • verb cut down on; make a reduction in
    trim; cut; bring down; reduce; cut down; trim down; trim back.
    • reduce your daily fat intake
    • The employer wants to cut back health benefits

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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jolty

  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; rocky; jolting; bumpy; rough.
    • a rough ride

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hunker_down

  • verb sit on one's heels
    scrunch; crouch; hunker; squat; scrunch up.
    • In some cultures, the women give birth while squatting
    • The children hunkered down to protect themselves from the sandstorm
  • verb take shelter
    • During the sandstorm, they hunkered down in a small hut

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teetertotter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter; teeter-totter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb ride on a plank
    seesaw; teeter-totter.

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herd

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

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acidify

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

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immaterialize

  • verb render immaterial or incorporeal
    unsubstantialise; immaterialise; unsubstantialize.

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cool_off

  • verb become quiet or calm, especially after a state of agitation
    calm; calm down; simmer down; cool it; chill out; settle down.
    • After the fight both men need to cool off.
    • It took a while after the baby was born for things to settle down again.
  • verb lose intensity
    cool down; cool.
    • His enthusiasm cooled considerably

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nosedive

  • noun a sudden sharp drop or rapid decline
    • the stock took a nosedive
  • noun a steep nose-down descent by an aircraft
    dive; nose dive.

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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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

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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prostrate

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

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deodorize

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

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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

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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

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territorialise

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

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personify

  • verb invest with or as with a body; give body to
    body.
  • verb represent, as of a character on stage
    embody; be.
    • Derek Jacobi was Hamlet

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leaven

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

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alchemise

  • verb alter (elements) by alchemy
    alchemize.

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maunder

  • verb wander aimlessly
  • verb talk indistinctly; usually in a low voice
    mussitate; mumble; mutter.

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glittering

  • adjective satellite having brief brilliant points or flashes of light
    glittery; fulgid; glistering; scintillant; coruscant; sparkly; aglitter; glinting; scintillating.
    • bugle beads all aglitter
    • glinting eyes
    • glinting water
    • his glittering eyes were cold and malevolent
    • shop window full of glittering Christmas trees
    • glittery costume jewelry
    • scintillant mica
    • the scintillating stars
    • a dress with sparkly sequins
    • `glistering' is an archaic term
  • verb be shiny, as if wet
    shine; glint; glitter; glisten; gleam.
    • His eyes were glistening

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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swan

  • noun stately heavy-bodied aquatic bird with very long neck and usually white plumage as adult
  • verb to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true
    avow; affirm; verify; assert; swear; aver.
    • Before God I swear I am innocent

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divide

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

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stray

  • noun an animal that has strayed (especially a domestic animal)
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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brachiation

  • noun swinging by the arms from branch to branch

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lengthen

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

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oxygenize

  • verb change (a compound) by increasing the proportion of the electronegative part; or change (an element or ion) from a lower to a higher positive valence: remove one or more electrons from (an atom, ion, or molecule)
    oxygenise.
  • verb dehydrogenate with oxygen
    oxygenise.

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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

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bumpy

  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; rocky; jolty; jolting; rough.
    • a rough ride
  • adjective satellite covered with or full of bumps
    • a bumpy country road

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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make_pure

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

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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

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overheat

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

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plop

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

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dissonate

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

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unroll

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

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pigeonhole

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

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lessening

  • noun a change downward
    drop-off; decrease.
    • there was a decrease in his temperature as the fever subsided
    • there was a sharp drop-off in sales
  • verb decrease in size, extent, or range
    diminish; fall; decrease; lessen.
    • The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester
    • The cabin pressure fell dramatically
    • her weight fell to under a hundred pounds
    • his voice fell to a whisper

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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

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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

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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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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.

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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.

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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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survive

  • verb continue to live through hardship or adversity
    live on; last; hold up; live; endure; hold out; go.
    • We went without water and food for 3 days
    • These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America
    • The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents
    • how long can a person last without food and water?
  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    pull round; make it; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds

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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.

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vegetate

  • verb lead a passive existence without using one's body or mind
  • verb establish vegetation on
    • They vegetated the hills behind their house

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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

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mush

  • noun any soft or soggy mass
    pulp.
    • he pounded it to a pulp
  • noun cornmeal boiled in water
    cornmeal mush.

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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

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billowing

  • adjective satellite characterized by great swelling waves or surges
    surging; billowy.
    • billowy storm clouds
    • the restless billowing sea
    • surging waves
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow; billow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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hurt

  • noun any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
    harm; injury; trauma.
  • noun psychological suffering
    suffering; distress.
    • the death of his wife caused him great distress

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lunge

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

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cloud_over

  • verb become covered with clouds
    overcloud; cloud up.
    • The sky clouded over
  • verb become overcast
    • the sky clouded over

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warm

  • verb get warm or warmer
    warm up.
    • The soup warmed slowly on the stove
  • verb make warm or warmer
    • The blanket will warm you

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hurl

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

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cut_through

  • verb travel across or pass over
    traverse; track; pass over; get across; cover; cross; get over; cut across.
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day

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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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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

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shoot

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

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archaise

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

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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

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err

  • verb to make a mistake or be incorrect
    slip; mistake.
  • verb wander from a direct course or at random
    drift; stray.
    • The child strayed from the path and her parents lost sight of her
    • don't drift from the set course

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squish

  • noun the noise of soft mud being walked on
  • verb walk through mud or mire
    slosh; splosh; splash; squelch; slop.
    • We had to splosh across the wet meadow

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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

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sag_down

  • verb cause to sag
    sag.
    • The children sagged their bottoms down even more comfortably

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sweeten

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

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work

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

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wade

  • verb walk (through relatively shallow water)
    • Can we wade across the river to the other side?
    • Wade the pond
  • noun English tennis player who won many women's singles titles (born in 1945)
    Virginia Wade.

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move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

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straddle

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

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cut_to

  • verb move to another scene when filming
    • The camera cut to the sky

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carry_on

  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
    deal; conduct.
    • You cannot conduct business like this
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
    preserve; continue; bear on; uphold.
    • preserve the peace in the family
    • continue the family tradition
    • Carry on the old traditions

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urbanise

  • verb impart urban habits, ways of life, or responsibilities upon
    urbanize.
    • Birds are being urbanized by people in outdoor cafes feeding them
  • verb make more industrial or city-like
    urbanize.
    • The area was urbanized after many people moved in

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well_over

  • verb flow or run over (a limit or brim)
    run over; overflow; brim over; overrun.

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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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souring

  • noun the process of becoming sour
  • verb go sour or spoil
    ferment; turn; sour; work.
    • The milk has soured
    • The wine worked
    • The cream has turned--we have to throw it out

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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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