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convolute

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

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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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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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climb

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

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rupture

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

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tweet

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

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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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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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bike

  • noun a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame
    motorcycle.
  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bicycle; cycle.

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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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sway

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

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swivel

  • noun a coupling (as in a chain) that has one end that turns on a headed pin
  • verb turn on a pivot
    pivot.

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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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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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jack

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

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rotary_motion

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotation.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music

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evert

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

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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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whish

  • verb make a sibilant sound
  • verb move with a whishing sound
    • The car whished past her

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pinch

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

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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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rollick

  • verb play boisterously
    disport; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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bicycle

  • noun a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals
    wheel; bike; cycle.
  • verb ride a bicycle
    wheel; pedal; bike; cycle.

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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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winder

  • noun a worker who winds (e.g., a winch or clock or other mechanism)
  • noun mechanical device used to wind another device that is driven by a spring (as a clock)
    key.

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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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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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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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roller_skating

  • noun skating on wheels
  • verb travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles
    roller skate.
    • In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around

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tussle

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

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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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turn_turtle

  • verb overturn accidentally
    turtle; capsize.
    • Don't rock the boat or it will capsize!

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metamorphose

  • verb change completely the nature or appearance of
    transfigure; transmogrify.
    • In Kafka's story, a person metamorphoses into a bug
    • The treatment and diet transfigured her into a beautiful young woman
    • Jesus was transfigured after his resurrection
  • verb change in outward structure or looks
    transmute; transform.
    • He transformed into a monster
    • The salesman metamorphosed into an ugly beetle

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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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taper

  • noun a convex shape that narrows toward a point
  • noun the property possessed by a shape that narrows toward a point (as a wedge or cone)

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anchor

  • noun a mechanical device that prevents a vessel from moving
    ground tackle.
  • noun a central cohesive source of support and stability
    mainstay; backbone; linchpin; lynchpin; keystone.
    • faith is his anchor
    • the keystone of campaign reform was the ban on soft money
    • he is the linchpin of this firm

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send_on

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

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leaven

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

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bunker

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

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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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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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replace

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

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thrust

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

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compartmentalise

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

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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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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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alligator

  • noun leather made from alligator's hide
  • noun either of two amphibious reptiles related to crocodiles but with shorter broader snouts
    gator.

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come_near

  • verb almost do or experience something
    • She came near to screaming with fear
  • verb move towards
    go up; draw near; near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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pigeonhole

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

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interlace

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts
  • verb hold in a locking position
    lock; interlock.
    • He locked his hands around her neck

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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

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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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type

  • noun a subdivision of a particular kind of thing
    • what type of sculpture do you prefer?
  • noun a person of a specified kind (usually with many eccentricities)
    case; eccentric; character.
    • a real character
    • a strange character
    • a friendly eccentric
    • the capable type
    • a mental case

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whirling

  • noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    gyration.
  • verb turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    swirl; whirl; twiddle; twirl.
    • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

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warp

  • noun a twist or aberration; especially a perverse or abnormal way of judging or acting
    deflection.
  • noun a shape distorted by twisting or folding
    buckle.

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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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hurl

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

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muss

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

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moil

  • verb work hard
    travail; dig; grind; labour; drudge; toil; labor; fag.
    • She was digging away at her math homework
    • Lexicographers drudge all day long
  • verb be agitated
    churn; roil; boil.
    • the sea was churning in the storm

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pouch

  • noun a small or medium size container for holding or carrying things
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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drop_anchor

  • verb secure a vessel with an anchor
    cast anchor; anchor.
    • We anchored at Baltimore

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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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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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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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cant

  • noun stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
    buzzword.
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    camber; bank.

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cut_to

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

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install

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

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shelve

  • verb hold back to a later time
    prorogue; set back; defer; remit; put off; put over; table; postpone; hold over.
    • let's postpone the exam
  • verb place on a shelf
    • shelve books

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elbow

  • noun hinge joint between the forearm and upper arm and the corresponding joint in the forelimb of a quadruped
    elbow joint; cubitus; human elbow; articulatio cubiti; cubital joint.
  • noun a sharp bend in a road or river

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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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quiver

  • noun an almost pleasurable sensation of fright
    frisson; thrill; shudder; shiver; tingle; chill.
    • a frisson of surprise shot through him
  • noun a shaky motion
    quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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give

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

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box_wrench

  • noun a wrench with a closed loop (a socket) that fits over a nut or bolt head
    box end wrench.

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quail

  • noun flesh of quail; suitable for roasting or broiling if young; otherwise must be braised
  • noun small gallinaceous game birds

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attract

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; draw in; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb be attractive to
    appeal.
    • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
    • The beautiful garden attracted many people

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end

  • noun either extremity of something that has length
    terminal.
    • the end of the pier
    • she knotted the end of the thread
    • they rode to the end of the line
    • the terminals of the anterior arches of the fornix
  • noun the point in time at which something ends
    ending.
    • the end of the year
    • the ending of warranty period

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travel

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

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machine

  • noun any mechanical or electrical device that transmits or modifies energy to perform or assist in the performance of human tasks
  • noun an efficient person
    • the boxer was a magnificent fighting machine

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hop

  • noun the act of hopping; jumping upward or forward (especially on one foot)
  • noun twining perennials having cordate leaves and flowers arranged in conelike spikes; the dried flowers of this plant are used in brewing to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer
    hops.

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chauffeur

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

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crowding

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

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mess

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

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jumping

  • noun the act of participating in an athletic competition in which you must jump
  • noun the act of jumping; propelling yourself off the ground
    jump.
    • he advanced in a series of jumps
    • the jumping was unexpected

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lay

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

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arch

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

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pulsate

  • verb expand and contract rhythmically; beat rhythmically
    throb; pulse.
    • The baby's heart was pulsating again after the surgeon massaged it
  • verb move with or as if with a regular alternating motion
    beat; quiver.
    • the city pulsated with music and excitement

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wriggling

  • adjective satellite moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
    writhing; wriggly; wiggly.
    • wiggly worms
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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operate

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

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wing

  • noun a movable organ for flying (one of a pair)
  • noun one of the horizontal airfoils on either side of the fuselage of an airplane

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wind

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

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deform

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

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deck

  • noun any of various platforms built into a vessel
  • noun street name for a packet of illegal drugs

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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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fall

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

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betake_oneself

  • verb displace oneself; go from one location to another

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reorient

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

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coiling

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; voluted; whorled; volute.
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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fix

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

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tramp

  • noun a disreputable vagrant
    hobo; bum.
    • a homeless tramp
    • he tried to help the really down-and-out bums
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    swinger.

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deconsecrate

  • verb remove the consecration from a person or an object
    unhallow; desecrate.

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adjustable_wrench

  • noun can be changed to different settings
    adjustable spanner.

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shear

  • noun (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves
    • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram
  • noun a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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imbricate

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

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unreel

  • verb unwind from or as if from a reel
    reel off.
    • unreel the tape

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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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band

  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    circle; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot
  • noun instrumentalists not including string players

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bang

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; belt; bash; smash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; blast; eruption; clap.

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heft_up

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

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wend

  • verb direct one's course or way
    • wend your way through the crowds

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communications_satellite

  • noun an artificial satellite that relays signals back to earth; moves in a geostationary orbit

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chuck

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

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side

  • noun a place within a region identified relative to a center or reference location
    • they always sat on the right side of the church
    • he never left my side
  • noun one of two or more contesting groups
    • the Confederate side was prepared to attack

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wheel

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

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sled

  • noun a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    sledge; sleigh.
  • verb ride (on) a sled
    sleigh.

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laboratory

  • noun a workplace for the conduct of scientific research
    science laboratory; science lab; research laboratory; research lab; lab.
  • noun a region resembling a laboratory inasmuch as it offers opportunities for observation and practice and experimentation
    testing ground.
    • the new nation is a testing ground for socioeconomic theories
    • Pakistan is a laboratory for studying the use of American troops to combat terrorism

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flock

  • noun a church congregation guided by a pastor
  • noun a group of birds

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slew

  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money
  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right

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whip

  • noun an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
  • noun a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
    party whip.

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depress

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

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driving

  • noun hitting a golf ball off of a tee with a driver
    drive.
    • he sliced his drive out of bounds
  • noun the act of controlling and steering the movement of a vehicle or animal

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hooked

  • adjective satellite curved down like an eagle's beak
    aquiline.
  • verb fasten with a hook
    hook.

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forth

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

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turning

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

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whiff

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

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hang

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

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wrap_up

  • verb arrange or fold as a cover or protection
    wrap.
    • wrap the baby before taking her out
    • Wrap the present
  • verb finish a task completely
    finish up; get through; clear up; mop up; polish off; finish off.
    • I finally got through this homework assignment

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ascending

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

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polarize

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

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superimpose

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

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writhing

  • adjective satellite moving in a twisting or snake-like or wormlike fashion
    wriggling; wriggly; wiggly.
    • wiggly worms
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; wriggle; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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rumple

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

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regress

  • noun the reasoning involved when you assume the conclusion is true and reason backward to the evidence
    reasoning backward.
  • noun returning to a former state
    reversion; retroversion; regression; retrogression.

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slip_noose

  • noun a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
    noose; running noose.

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take_the_air

  • verb take a walk; go for a walk; walk for pleasure
    walk.
    • The lovers held hands while walking
    • We like to walk every Sunday

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misplace

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

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hook

  • noun a catch for locking a door
  • noun a sharp curve or crook; a shape resembling a hook
    crotchet.

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spinning

  • noun creating thread
  • verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    reel; whirl; spin; gyrate; spin around.
    • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

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warped

  • adjective satellite used especially of timbers or boards; bent out of shape usually by moisture
    • the floors were warped and cracked
  • verb make false by mutilation or addition; as of a message or story
    warp; falsify; distort; garble.

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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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tangle

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

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toy

  • noun an artifact designed to be played with
    plaything.
  • noun a nonfunctional replica of something else (frequently used as a modifier)
    • a toy stove

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advect

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

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roll_over

  • verb make a rolling motion or turn
    • The dog rolled over
  • verb negociate to repay a loan at a later date for an additional fee
    • roll over a loan

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cut_up

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

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top

  • noun the upper part of anything
    • the mower cuts off the tops of the grass
    • the title should be written at the top of the first page
  • noun the highest or uppermost side of anything
    upside; upper side; top side.
    • put your books on top of the desk
    • only the top side of the box was painted

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vibrate

  • verb shake, quiver, or throb; move back and forth rapidly, usually in an uncontrolled manner
  • verb move or swing from side to side regularly
    oscillate.
    • the needle on the meter was oscillating

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sidle

  • verb move unobtrusively or furtively
    • The young man began to sidle near the pretty girl sitting on the log
  • verb move sideways
    sashay.

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airt

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

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go_forward

  • verb move ahead; travel onward in time or space
    continue; proceed.
    • We proceeded towards Washington
    • She continued in the direction of the hills
    • We are moving ahead in time now

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purposefully

  • adverb in a purposeful manner
    • he caught the motorcycles in the full glare of his headlights, braked and slipped purposefully out of the car

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toe

  • noun one of the digits of the foot
  • noun the part of footwear that provides a covering for the toes

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totter

  • verb move without being stable, as if threatening to fall
    • The drunk man tottered over to our table
  • verb walk unsteadily
    waddle; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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bouncing

  • noun rebounding from an impact (or series of impacts)
    bounce.
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; resile; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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bring_forward

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

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crawl

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

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desynchronise

  • verb cause to become desynchronized; cause to occur at unrelated times
    desynchronize.

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boarding

  • noun the act of passengers and crew getting aboard a ship or aircraft
    embarkation; embarkment.
  • noun a structure of boards

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majorette

  • noun a female baton twirler who accompanies a marching band
    drum majorette.
  • noun a female drum major
    drum majorette.

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hike

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

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project

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

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ski_jump

  • noun a steep downward ramp from which skiers jump
  • verb jump on skis

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bridge

  • noun a structure that allows people or vehicles to cross an obstacle such as a river or canal or railway etc.
    span.
  • noun a circuit consisting of two branches (4 arms arranged in a diamond configuration) across which a meter is connected
    bridge circuit.

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upset

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

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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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pylon

  • noun a tower for guiding pilots or marking the turning point in a race
  • noun a large vertical steel tower supporting high-tension power lines
    power pylon.
    • power pylons are a favorite target for terrorists

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churn

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

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seek

  • noun the movement of a read/write head to a specific data track on a disk
  • verb try to get or reach
    • seek a position
    • seek an education
    • seek happiness

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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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saltate

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

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institutionalise

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

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transmit

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

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beat_back

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

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celestial_orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon

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hook_wrench

  • noun a wrench with a hook that fits over a nut or bolt head
    hook spanner.

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coil

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

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upend

  • verb become turned or set on end
    • the airplanes upended
  • verb set, turn, or stand on end
    • upend the box and empty the contents

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docket

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

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partition

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

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flow

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

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rotary

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; roundabout.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun electrical converter consisting of a synchronous machine that converts alternating to direct current or vice versa
    rotary converter; synchronous converter.

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digress

  • verb lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking
    divagate; wander; stray.
    • She always digresses when telling a story
    • her mind wanders
    • Don't digress when you give a lecture
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    straggle; depart; sidetrack.

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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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chariot

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

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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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take_down

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

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concentre

  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalise; focalize; focus; concenter.

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ganges

  • noun an Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus
    Ganges River.
  • verb act as an organized group
    gang up; gang.

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turn_off

  • verb cause to stop operating by disengaging a switch
    switch off; cut; turn out.
    • Turn off the stereo, please
    • cut the engine
    • turn out the lights
  • verb make a turn
    • turn off at the parking area

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caper

  • noun any of numerous plants of the genus Capparis
  • noun pickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces

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move_back_and_forth

  • verb move in one direction and then into the opposite direction

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bust

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

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meshing

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

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do

  • noun an uproarious party
    bash; brawl.
  • noun the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
    doh; ut.

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rock

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

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stop

  • noun the event of something ending
    halt.
    • it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill
  • noun the act of stopping something
    stoppage.
    • the third baseman made some remarkable stops
    • his stoppage of the flow resulted in a flood

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coast

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

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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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bar

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

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rowing

  • noun the act of rowing as a sport
    row.
  • verb propel with oars
    row.
    • row the boat across the lake

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turn_up

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

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release

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

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steal

  • noun an advantageous purchase
    buy; bargain.
    • she got a bargain at the auction
    • the stock was a real buy at that price
  • noun a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

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steam

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

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blind_curve

  • noun a curve or bend in the road that you cannot see around as you are driving
    blind bend.

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clew

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

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intertwine

  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    twine; lace; interlace; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts
  • verb make lacework by knotting or looping
    tat.

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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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sail

  • noun a large piece of fabric (usually canvas fabric) by means of which wind is used to propel a sailing vessel
    canvass; canvas; sheet.
  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    cruise.

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artificial

  • adjective contrived by art rather than nature
    unreal.
    • artificial flowers
    • artificial flavoring
    • an artificial diamond
    • artificial fibers
    • artificial sweeteners
  • adjective satellite artificially formal
    contrived; stilted; hokey.
    • that artificial humility that her husband hated
    • contrived coyness
    • a stilted letter of acknowledgment
    • when people try to correct their speech they develop a stilted pronunciation

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brandish

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

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startle

  • noun a sudden involuntary movement
    jump; start.
    • he awoke with a start
  • verb to stimulate to action
    galvanise; galvanize.
    • ..startled him awake
    • galvanized into action

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bestride

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

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approach

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

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peel_off

  • verb peel off the outer layer of something
  • verb take off, as with some difficulty
    • He peeled off his blood-soaked shirt

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juxtapose

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

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extend

  • verb extend in scope or range or area
    broaden; widen.
    • The law was extended to all citizens
    • widen the range of applications
    • broaden your horizon
    • Extend your backyard
  • verb stretch out over a distance, space, time, or scope; run or extend between two points or beyond a certain point
    go; run; lead; pass.
    • Service runs all the way to Cranbury
    • His knowledge doesn't go very far
    • My memory extends back to my fourth year of life
    • The facts extend beyond a consideration of her personal assets

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rolled

  • adjective satellite especially of petals or leaves in bud; having margins rolled inward
    involute.
  • verb move by turning over or rotating
    roll; turn over.
    • The child rolled down the hill
    • turn over on your left side

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contort

  • verb twist and press out of shape
    wring; distort; deform.

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loading

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

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unfold

  • verb develop or come to a promising stage
    blossom; blossom out; blossom forth.
    • Youth blossomed into maturity
  • verb open to the view
    • A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings

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wheelbarrow

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

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stretch_out

  • verb extend or stretch out to a greater or the full length
    stretch; extend; unfold.
    • Unfold the newspaper
    • stretch out that piece of cloth
    • extend the TV antenna
  • verb lie down comfortably
    stretch.
    • To enjoy the picnic, we stretched out on the grass

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counterclockwise_rotation

  • noun rotation to the left
    levorotation.

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arced

  • adjective satellite forming or resembling an arch
    bowed; arched; arching; arcuate; arciform.
    • an arched ceiling
  • verb form an arch or curve
    curve; arc; arch.
    • her back arches
    • her hips curve nicely

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veer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; trend; curve; sheer; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb shift to a clockwise direction
    • the wind veered

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trice_up

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

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feathering

  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feather.
  • verb join tongue and groove, in carpentry
    feather.

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cog

  • noun a subordinate who performs an important but routine function
    • he was a small cog in a large machine
  • noun tooth on the rim of gear wheel
    sprocket.

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dislocate

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

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hairpin_bend

  • noun a U-shaped bend in a road

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humming

  • noun a humming noise
    hum.
    • the hum of distant traffic
  • noun the act of singing with closed lips

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strong

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

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erect

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

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turn_to

  • verb speak to
    address.
    • He addressed the crowd outside the window
  • verb direct one's interest or attention towards; go into
    • The pedophile turned to boys for satisfaction
    • People turn to mysticism at the turn of a millennium

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frisk

  • noun the act of searching someone for concealed weapons or illegal drugs
    frisking.
    • he gave the suspect a quick frisk
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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press_down

  • verb press down
    depress.
    • Depress the space key

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loft

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

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lift

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

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hoist

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

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spin

  • noun a swift whirling motion (usually of a missile)
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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disarrange

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

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tide

  • noun the periodic rise and fall of the sea level under the gravitational pull of the moon
  • noun something that may increase or decrease (like the tides of the sea)
    • a rising tide of popular interest

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air

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

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near

  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; draw close; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer
  • adjective not far distant in time or space or degree or circumstances
    close; nigh.
    • near neighbors
    • in the near future
    • they are near equals
    • his nearest approach to success
    • a very near thing
    • a near hit by the bomb
    • she was near tears
    • she was close to tears
    • had a close call

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plank_down

  • verb drop heavily
    plonk down; plump down.

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muscle_into

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

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balance

  • noun a state of equilibrium
  • noun equality between the totals of the credit and debit sides of an account

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precede

  • verb be earlier in time; go back further
    antecede; forego; predate; forgo; antedate.
    • Stone tools precede bronze tools
  • verb come before
    predate.
    • Most English adjectives precede the noun they modify

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move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

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cone

  • noun any cone-shaped artifact
  • noun a shape whose base is a circle and whose sides taper up to a point
    cone shape; conoid.

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billow

  • noun a large sea wave
    surge.
  • verb rise up as if in waves
    wallow.
    • smoke billowed up into the sky

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in

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

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exile

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

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transfuse

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

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gyrator

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sever

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

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make

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

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wound

  • noun an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
    lesion.
  • noun a casualty to military personnel resulting from combat
    injury; combat injury.

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decant

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

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travel_purposefully

  • verb travel volitionally and in a certain direction with a certain goal

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split

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

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drive_away

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

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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smoke

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

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swell

  • noun the undulating movement of the surface of the open sea
    crestless wave.
  • noun a rounded elevation (especially one on an ocean floor)

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rail

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

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deflect

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; avert; debar; avoid; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; turn away.

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obtrude

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

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smoke_out

  • verb drive out with smoke
    • smoke out the bees

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workings

  • noun the internal mechanism of a device
    works.
  • noun a mine or quarry that is being or has been worked
    working.

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nip

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

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cycle

  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    round; rhythm.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons
  • noun a series of poems or songs on the same theme
    • Schubert's song cycles

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romp

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.
  • noun a girl who behaves in a boyish manner
    tomboy; hoyden.

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drip

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

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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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left

  • noun location near or direction toward the left side; i.e. the side to the north when a person or object faces east
    • she stood on the left
  • noun those who support varying degrees of social or political or economic change designed to promote the public welfare
    left wing.

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circumvolute

  • verb wind or turn in volutions, especially in an inward spiral, as of snail

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distribute

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

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repose

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

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shuffle

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

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rushing

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

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nudge

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

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ease

  • noun freedom from difficulty or hardship or effort
    simplicity; simpleness; easiness.
    • he rose through the ranks with apparent ease
    • they put it into containers for ease of transportation
    • the very easiness of the deed held her back
  • noun a freedom from financial difficulty that promotes a comfortable state
    comfort.
    • a life of luxury and ease
    • he had all the material comforts of this world

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spread

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

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pour_forth

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

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move_involuntarily

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move reflexively.

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falter

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

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casting

  • noun object formed by a mold
    cast.
  • noun the act of creating something by casting it in a mold
    molding.

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drive_in

  • verb cause a run or runner to be scored
    • His line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run
  • verb arrive by motorcar
    • The star and her manager drive in today from their motor tour across the country

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quirk

  • noun a strange attitude or habit
    crotchet; quirkiness; queerness; oddity.
  • noun a narrow groove beside a beading

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james

  • noun a Stuart king of Scotland who married a daughter of Henry VII; when England and France went to war in 1513 he invaded England and died in defeat at Flodden (1473-1513)
    James IV.
  • noun the last Stuart to be king of England and Ireland and Scotland; overthrown in 1688 (1633-1701)
    James II.

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botanize

  • verb collect and study plants
    botanise.

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gyrate

  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor
  • verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    reel; whirl; spin; spin around.
    • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

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running_noose

  • noun a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
    noose; slip noose.

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barge

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

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spanner

  • noun a hand tool that is used to hold or twist a nut or bolt
    wrench.

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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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apart

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

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shoulder

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

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overfly

  • verb fly over
    pass over.
    • The plane passed over Damascus

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hunt

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

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zoom

  • noun a rapid rise
    rapid climb; rapid growth.
  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    soar.

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go_out

  • verb move out of or depart from
    leave; exit; get out.
    • leave the room
    • the fugitive has left the country
  • verb leave the house to go somewhere
    • We never went out when our children were small

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pipe_in

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

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right

  • noun an abstract idea of that which is due to a person or governmental body by law or tradition or nature; it is something that nobody can take away"
    • they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights
    • Certain rights can never be granted to the government but must be kept in the hands of the people"- Eleanor Roosevelt
    • a right is not something that somebody gives you
  • noun location near or direction toward the right side; i.e. the side to the south when a person or object faces east
    • he stood on the right

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crowd

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

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tap_wrench

  • noun a wrench for turning a tap to create an internal screw thread

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rile

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

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flatten

  • verb make flat or flatter
    • flatten a road
    • flatten your stomach with these exercises
  • verb become flat or flatter
    flatten out.
    • The landscape flattened

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prick

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

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creep

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

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orbiter

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    satellite; artificial satellite.

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flux

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

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get_on

  • verb have smooth relations
    get along; get on with; get along with.
    • My boss and I get along very well
  • verb get on board of (trains, buses, ships, aircraft, etc.)
    board.

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reflexive

  • noun a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
    reflexive pronoun.
  • adjective satellite without volition or conscious control
    reflex; automatic.
    • the automatic shrinking of the pupils of the eye in strong light
    • a reflex knee jerk
    • sneezing is reflexive

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centre

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

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pick_up

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

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ice

  • noun water frozen in the solid state
    water ice.
    • Americans like ice in their drinks
  • noun the frozen part of a body of water

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track

  • noun a line or route along which something travels or moves
    path; course.
    • the hurricane demolished houses in its path
    • the track of an animal
    • the course of the river
  • noun evidence pointing to a possible solution
    trail; lead.
    • the police are following a promising lead
    • the trail led straight to the perpetrator

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focus_on

  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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carriage_wrench

  • noun a wrench designed for use with carriage bolts

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gray

  • noun a neutral achromatic color midway between white and black
    grayness; greyness; grey.
  • noun clothing that is a grey color
    grey.
    • he was dressed in grey

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allen_wrench

  • noun a wrench for Allen screws

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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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pose

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

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lefty

  • noun a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
    left-hander; southpaw.
    • their pitcher was a southpaw
  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    left-hander; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander; southpaw.

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sift

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

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shifting

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

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bolt

  • noun a discharge of lightning accompanied by thunder
    thunderbolt; bolt of lightning.
  • noun a sliding bar in a breech-loading firearm that ejects an empty cartridge and replaces it and closes the breech

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post

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

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slither

  • verb to pass or move unobtrusively or smoothly
    slide.
    • They slid through the wicket in the big gate

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meteorological_satellite

  • noun a satellite that transmits frequent picture of the earth below
    weather satellite.

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coiled

  • adjective curled or wound (especially in concentric rings or spirals)
    • a coiled snake ready to strike
    • the rope lay coiled on the deck
  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; gyrate; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor

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thistledown

  • noun pappus of a thistle consisting of silky featherlike hairs attached to the seed-like fruit of a thistle

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commit

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

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twitch

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

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marshal

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

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plonk_down

  • verb drop heavily
    plank down; plump down.

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bate

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

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speed_skating

  • noun competitive skating on speed skates (usually around an oval course)
  • verb race on skates
    speed skate.

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pronate

  • verb turn the forearm or the hand so that the palm is directed downwards

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float

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

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bound

  • noun a line determining the limits of an area
    boundary; edge.
  • noun the line or plane indicating the limit or extent of something
    boundary; bounds.

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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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sow

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

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translocate

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

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resile

  • verb pull out from an agreement, contract, statement, etc.
    • The landlord cannot resile from the lease
  • verb spring back; spring away from an impact
    spring; rebound; bound; bounce; take a hop; reverberate; recoil; ricochet.
    • The rubber ball bounced
    • These particles do not resile but they unite after they collide

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stumble

  • noun an unsteady uneven gait
    stagger; lurch.
  • noun an unintentional but embarrassing blunder
    trip-up; misstep; trip.
    • he recited the whole poem without a single trip
    • he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later
    • confusion caused his unfortunate misstep

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come_together

  • verb come together, as if in an embrace
    close.
    • Her arms closed around her long lost relative

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let_down

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

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way

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

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flip_over

  • verb turn upside down, or throw so as to reverse
    flip; turn over.
    • flip over the pork chop
    • turn over the pancakes

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gin

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

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focalise

  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localize; localise; focalize.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye
  • verb bring into focus or alignment; to converge or cause to converge; of ideas or emotions
    focalize; concentre; focus; concenter.

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fork

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

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pirouette

  • noun (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
  • verb do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

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landing

  • noun an intermediate platform in a staircase
  • noun structure providing a place where boats can land people or goods
    landing place.

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drop_back

  • verb take position in the rear, as in a military formation or in the line of scrimmage in football
    • The defender dropped back behind his teammate
  • verb to lag or linger behind
    drop behind; hang back; trail; drag; get behind.
    • But in so many other areas we still are dragging

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straggle

  • noun a wandering or disorderly grouping (of things or persons)
    • a straggle of outbuildings
    • a straggle of followers
  • verb wander from a direct or straight course
    digress; depart; sidetrack.

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make_way

  • verb get out of the way
    • make way for the President's motorcade

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refract

  • verb subject to refraction
    • refract a light beam
  • verb determine the refracting power of (a lens)

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rippling

  • noun a small wave on the surface of a liquid
    ripple; riffle; wavelet.
  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; undulate; ruffle; cockle.

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go_past

  • verb move past
    travel by; pass by; go by; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; exceed; top; overstep; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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ski_jumping

  • noun the act of performing a jump on skis from a high ramp overhanging a snow covered slope
  • verb jump on skis
    ski jump.

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right-handed_pitcher

  • noun (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
    right-hander.

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turn_out

  • verb be shown or be found to be
    turn up; prove.
    • She proved to be right
    • The medicine turned out to save her life
    • She turned up HIV positive
  • verb prove to be in the result or end
    • It turns out that he was right

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shoo_away

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

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toss

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

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tappet_wrench

  • noun a wrench having parallel jaws at fixed separation (often on both ends of the handle)
    open-end wrench.

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ship

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

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face

  • noun the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear
    human face.
    • he washed his face
    • I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news
  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; look; aspect.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face

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furl

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    roll up.
    • Roll up the cloth

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floor

  • noun the inside lower horizontal surface (as of a room, hallway, tent, or other structure)
    flooring.
    • they needed rugs to cover the bare floors
    • we spread our sleeping bags on the dry floor of the tent
  • noun a structure consisting of a room or set of rooms at a single position along a vertical scale
    story; level; storey.
    • what level is the office on?

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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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handed

  • adjective having or involving the use of hands
    • a handed, tree-living animal
    • a four-handed card game
  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; 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

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setting

  • noun the context and environment in which something is set
    scene.
    • the perfect setting for a ghost story
  • noun the state of the environment in which a situation exists
    scope; background.
    • you can't do that in a university setting

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disarticulate

  • verb separate at the joints
    disjoint.
    • disjoint the chicken before cooking it

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hand

  • noun the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
    mitt; paw; manus.
    • he had the hands of a surgeon
    • he extended his mitt
  • noun a hired laborer on a farm or ranch
    hired hand; hired man.
    • the hired hand fixed the railing
    • a ranch hand

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frolic

  • noun gay or light-hearted recreational activity for diversion or amusement
    caper; play; gambol; romp.
    • it was all done in play
    • their frolic in the surf threatened to become ugly
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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shrink

  • noun a physician who specializes in psychiatry
    head-shrinker; psychiatrist.
  • verb wither, as with a loss of moisture
    wither; shrivel; shrivel up.
    • The fruit dried and shriveled

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sling

  • noun a highball with liquor and water with sugar and lemon or lime juice
  • noun a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    catapult; slingshot.

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journey

  • noun the act of traveling from one place to another
    journeying.
  • verb undertake a journey or trip
    travel.

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propelling

  • adjective satellite tending to or capable of propelling
    propellent; propellant; propulsive.
    • propellant fuel for submarines
    • the faster a jet plane goes the greater its propulsive efficiency
    • universities...the seats of propulsive thought
  • verb cause to move forward with force
    impel; propel.
    • Steam propels this ship

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rolling

  • noun a deep prolonged sound (as of thunder or large bells)
    peal; pealing; roll.
  • noun the act of robbing a helpless person
    • he was charged with rolling drunks in the park

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derail

  • verb cause to run off the tracks
    • they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste
  • verb run off or leave the rails
    jump.
    • the train derailed because a cow was standing on the tracks

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assume

  • verb take to be the case or to be true; accept without verification or proof
    take for granted; presume.
    • I assume his train was late
  • verb take on titles, offices, duties, responsibilities
    take on; take over; adopt.
    • When will the new President assume office?

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together

  • adjective satellite mentally and emotionally stable
    • she's really together
  • adverb in contact with each other or in proximity
    • the leaves stuck together

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gyrate

  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor
  • verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    reel; whirl; spin; spin around.
    • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

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push

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    pushing.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • noun the force used in pushing
    thrust.
    • the push of the water on the walls of the tank
    • the thrust of the jet engines

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meander

  • noun a bend or curve, as in a stream or river
  • noun an aimless amble on a winding course
    ramble.

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stick

  • noun an implement consisting of a length of wood
    • he collected dry sticks for a campfire
    • the kid had a candied apple on a stick
  • noun a small thin branch of a tree

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gyrate

  • verb to wind or move in a spiral course
    coil; spiral.
    • the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action
    • black smoke coiling up into the sky
    • the young people gyrated on the dance floor
  • verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    reel; whirl; spin; spin around.
    • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

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pass_on

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

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dance

  • noun an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  • noun a party of people assembled for dancing

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relieve

  • verb provide physical relief, as from pain
    assuage; palliate; alleviate.
    • This pill will relieve your headaches
  • verb free someone temporarily from his or her obligations
    take over.

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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horseback

  • noun the back of a horse
  • noun a narrow ridge of hills
    hogback.

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avalanche

  • noun a slide of large masses of snow and ice and mud down a mountain
  • noun a sudden appearance of an overwhelming number of things
    • the program brought an avalanche of mail

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skate

  • noun sports equipment that is worn on the feet to enable the wearer to glide along and to be propelled by the alternate actions of the legs
  • noun large edible rays having a long snout and thick tail with pectoral fins continuous with the head; swim by undulating the edges of the pectoral fins

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pronation

  • noun rotation of the hands and forearms so that the palms face downward

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skiing

  • noun a sport in which participants must travel on skis
  • verb move along on skis
    ski.
    • We love to ski the Rockies
    • My children don't ski

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knock_over

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

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gyration

  • noun a single complete turn (axial or orbital)
    rotation; revolution.
    • the plane made three rotations before it crashed
    • the revolution of the earth about the sun takes one year
  • noun the act of rotating in a circle or spiral
    whirling.

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mill

  • noun a plant consisting of one or more buildings with facilities for manufacturing
    factory; manufactory; manufacturing plant.
  • noun Scottish philosopher who expounded Bentham's utilitarianism; father of John Stuart Mill (1773-1836)
    James Mill.

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skid

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

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row

  • noun an arrangement of objects or people side by side in a line
    • a row of chairs
  • noun an angry dispute
    run-in; wrangle; dustup; words; quarrel.
    • they had a quarrel
    • they had words

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ballet

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    concert dance.
  • noun music written for a ballet

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raise_up

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

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vex

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

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charge

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

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march_on

  • verb move forward, also in the metaphorical sense
    advance; move on; progress; pass on; go on.
    • Time marches on

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swoop

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

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jerk

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

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gravitate

  • verb move toward
    • The conversation gravitated towards politics
  • verb be attracted to
    • Boys gravitate towards girls at that age

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mobilise

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

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bustle

  • noun a rapid active commotion
    fuss; flurry; ado; stir; hustle.
  • noun a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

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southpaw

  • noun a baseball pitcher who throws the ball with the left hand
    lefty; left-hander; left-handed pitcher; lefthander; left hander.
  • noun a person who uses the left hand with greater skill than the right
    left-hander; lefty.
    • their pitcher was a southpaw

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blast

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

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circumvolutionary

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pop_out

  • verb appear suddenly
    burst out.
    • Spring popped up everywhere in the valley
  • verb bulge outward
    bulge; bug out; pop; come out; start; protrude; bulge out.
    • His eyes popped

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peg

  • noun a wooden pin pushed or driven into a surface
    nog.
  • noun small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
    pin.

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level

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; degree.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a relative position or degree of value in a graded group
    grade; tier.
    • lumber of the highest grade

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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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bump_around

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

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leave

  • noun the period of time during which you are absent from work or duty
    leave of absence.
    • a ten day's leave to visit his mother
  • noun permission to do something
    • she was granted leave to speak

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settle

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

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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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round

  • noun a charge of ammunition for a single shot
    one shot; unit of ammunition.
  • noun an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs
    rhythm; cycle.
    • the never-ending cycle of the seasons

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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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trend

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

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pore

  • noun any tiny hole admitting passage of a liquid (fluid or gas)
  • noun any small opening in the skin or outer surface of an animal

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agitate

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

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sign

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

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corner

  • noun a place off to the side of an area
    • he tripled to the rightfield corner
    • the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean
  • noun the point where two lines meet or intersect
    • the corners of a rectangle

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move_around

  • verb pass to the other side of
    turn.
    • turn the corner
    • move around the obstacle
  • verb travel from place to place, as for the purpose of finding work, preaching, or acting as a judge
    travel.

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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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turn_away

  • verb move so as not face somebody or something
  • verb turn from a straight course, fixed direction, or line of interest
    bend; deflect.

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wriggle

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wiggle; squirm.
  • verb to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling)
    twist; wrestle; writhe; worm; squirm.
    • The prisoner writhed in discomfort
    • The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace

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axial

  • adjective of or relating to or resembling an axis of rotation
  • adjective relating to or attached to the axis
    axile.
    • axial angle

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boost

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

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spirt

  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; jet.
  • verb gush forth in a sudden stream or jet
    spurt; spout; gush.
    • water gushed forth

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involuntarily

  • adverb against your will
    • he was involuntarily held against his will

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address

  • noun (computer science) the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
    reference; computer address.
  • noun the place where a person or organization can be found or communicated with

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along

  • adverb with a forward motion
    on.
    • we drove along admiring the view
    • the horse trotted along at a steady pace
    • the circus traveled on to the next city
    • move along
    • march on
  • adverb in accompaniment or as a companion
    • his little sister came along to the movies
    • I brought my camera along
    • working along with his father

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change

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

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box

  • noun a (usually rectangular) container; may have a lid
    • he rummaged through a box of spare parts
  • noun private area in a theater or grandstand where a small group can watch the performance
    loge.
    • the royal box was empty

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buck

  • noun a gymnastic horse without pommels and with one end elongated; used lengthwise for vaulting
    vaulting horse; long horse.
  • noun a piece of paper money worth one dollar
    dollar bill; clam; dollar; one dollar bill.

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heave_up

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

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shove

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

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shift

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

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ride_horseback

  • verb ride on horseback

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orbital_rotation

  • noun motion of an object in an orbit around a fixed point
    orbital motion.
    • satellites in orbital rotation

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calyx

  • noun (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green

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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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bob

  • noun a former monetary unit in Great Britain
    British shilling; shilling.
  • noun a hair style for women and children; a short haircut all around

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pillow

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

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adjustable

  • adjective satellite capable of being changed so as to match or fit
    • adjustable seat belts
  • adjective satellite capable of being regulated
    • adjustable interest rates

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convolution

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; whirl; vortex.
  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    gyrus.

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run_up

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

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tweak

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

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roll_up

  • verb form into a cylinder by rolling
    furl.
    • Roll up the cloth
  • verb get or gather together
    amass; compile; collect; accumulate; hoard; pile up.
    • I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife
    • She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis
    • She rolled up a small fortune

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voluted

  • adjective satellite in the shape of a coil
    helical; spiraling; spiral; turbinate; whorled; volute; coiling.

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instal

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

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transplant

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

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prove

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

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perm

  • noun a series of waves in the hair made by applying heat and chemicals
    permanent wave; permanent.
  • noun a city in the European part of Russia
    Molotov.

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somersault

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; flip; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • verb do a somersault

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spread_out

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

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sharpen

  • verb make sharp or sharper
    • sharpen the knives
  • verb make crisp or more crisp and precise
    • We had to sharpen our arguments

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entrance

  • noun something that provides access (to get in or get out)
    entryway; entree; entranceway; entry.
    • they waited at the entrance to the garden
    • beggars waited just outside the entryway to the cathedral
  • noun a movement into or inward
    entering.

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clue

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

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flapping

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

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fly

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

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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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impel

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

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crenel

  • noun one of a series of rounded projections (or the notches between them) formed by curves along an edge (as the edge of a leaf or piece of cloth or the margin of a shell or a shriveled red blood cell observed in a hypertonic solution etc.)
    scallop; crenation; crenelle; crenature.
  • noun a notch or open space between two merlons in a crenelated battlement
    crenelle.

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following

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

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ferry

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

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streak

  • noun an unbroken series of events
    run.
    • had a streak of bad luck
    • Nicklaus had a run of birdies
  • noun a distinctive characteristic
    • he has a stubborn streak
    • a streak of wildness

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spy

  • noun (military) a secret agent hired by a state to obtain information about its enemies or by a business to obtain industrial secrets from competitors
    undercover agent.
  • noun a secret watcher; someone who secretly watches other people
    • my spies tell me that you had a good time last night

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reel_off

  • verb unwind from or as if from a reel
    unreel.
    • unreel the tape
  • verb recite volubly or extravagantly
    spiel off; rattle down; roll off; rattle off.
    • He could recite the names of all the chemical elements

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stroke

  • noun (sports) the act of swinging or striking at a ball with a club or racket or bat or cue or hand
    shot.
    • it took two strokes to get out of the bunker
    • a good shot requires good balance and tempo
    • he left me an almost impossible shot
  • noun the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam
    throw; cam stroke.

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chin

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

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tilt

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

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beat

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

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gather_up

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

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chuck_out

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

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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mat

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

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spot

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

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jack_up

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

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draw_close

  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags
  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; near; come on; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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reposition

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

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surfing

  • noun the sport of riding a surfboard toward the shore on the crest of a wave
    surfboarding; surfriding.
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surf; surfboard.
    • Californians love to surf

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wiggle

  • noun the act of wiggling
    wriggle; squirm.
  • verb move to and fro
    joggle; jiggle.
    • Don't jiggle your finger while the nurse is putting on the bandage!

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slice_through

  • verb move through a body or an object with a slicing motion
    slice into.
    • His hand sliced through the air

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switch

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

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truck

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

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deposit

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

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kick_back

  • verb pay a kickback; make an illegal payment
  • verb spring back, as from a forceful thrust
    recoil; kick.
    • The gun kicked back into my shoulder

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turn_the_tables

  • verb cause a complete reversal of the circumstances
    turn the tide.
    • The tables are turned now that the Republicans are in power!

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gee

  • noun a unit of force equal to the force exerted by gravity; used to indicate the force to which a body is subjected when it is accelerated
    g-force; g.
  • verb turn to the right side
    • the horse geed

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force_back

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

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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counterclockwise

  • adjective in the direction opposite to the rotation of the hands of a clock
    contraclockwise; anticlockwise.
  • adverb in a direction opposite to the direction in which the hands of a clock move
    anticlockwise.
    • please move counterclockwise in a circle!

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pitch

  • noun the property of sound that varies with variation in the frequency of vibration
  • noun (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
    delivery.

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white

  • noun a member of the Caucasoid race
    White person; Caucasian.
  • noun the quality or state of the achromatic color of greatest lightness (bearing the least resemblance to black)
    whiteness.

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jig

  • noun music in three-four time for dancing a jig
    gigue.
  • noun a fisherman's lure with one or more hooks that is jerked up and down in the water

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relegate

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

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disconnect

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

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pull_in

  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; draw in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers
  • verb earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages
    earn; bring in; clear; take in; gain; realise; realize; make.
    • How much do you make a month in your new job?
    • She earns a lot in her new job
    • this merger brought in lots of money
    • He clears $5,000 each month

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platform

  • noun a raised horizontal surface
    • the speaker mounted the platform
  • noun a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
    program; political platform; political program.
    • their candidate simply ignored the party platform
    • they won the election even though they offered no positive program

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thump

  • noun a heavy dull sound (as made by impact of heavy objects)
    thud; clump; clunk; thumping.
  • noun a heavy blow with the hand

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mail

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

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concert_dance

  • noun a theatrical representation of a story that is performed to music by trained dancers
    ballet.

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outside

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

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fling

  • noun a usually brief attempt
    whirl; offer; crack; pass; go.
    • he took a crack at it
    • I gave it a whirl
  • noun a brief indulgence of your impulses
    spree.

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nod

  • noun a sign of assent or salutation or command
  • noun the act of nodding the head

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rake

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

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overcrowd

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

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introduce

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

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push_back

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

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turf_out

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

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plunk

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

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corolla