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intromit (Also intromitted, intromitting, intromits) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to intromit

wrestle

  • noun the act of engaging in close hand-to-hand combat
    grappling; grapple; wrestling; hand-to-hand struggle.
    • they had a fierce wrestle
    • we watched his grappling and wrestling with the bully
  • verb combat to overcome an opposing tendency or force
    • He wrestled all his life with his feeling of inferiority

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drag_in

  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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waggle

  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    wag; shake.
  • verb move from side to side
    wag.
    • The happy dog wagged his tail

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chain

  • noun a series of things depending on each other as if linked together
    concatenation.
    • the chain of command
    • a complicated concatenation of circumstances
  • noun (chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
    chemical chain.

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dance

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

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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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sleep

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

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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chair

  • noun a seat for one person, with a support for the back
    • he put his coat over the back of the chair and sat down
  • noun the position of professor
    professorship.
    • he was awarded an endowed chair in economics

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catheterize

  • verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
    catheterise.
    • catheterize the patient's bladder

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sovietise

  • verb bring under Soviet control, of a country
    sovietize.
  • verb model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union
    sovietize.
    • Castro sovietized Cuba

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gusset

  • noun a piece of chain mail covering a place unprotected by armor plate
    voider.
  • noun a metal plate used to strengthen a joist
    gusset plate.

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catheterise

  • verb insert a catheter into (a body part)
    catheterize.
    • catheterize the patient's bladder

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welter

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

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pen

  • noun a writing implement with a point from which ink flows
  • noun an enclosure for confining livestock

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to

The preposition to primarily indicates approach and arrival, motion made in the direction of a place or thing and attaining it, access; and also, motion or tendency without arrival; movement toward; -- opposed to from. "To Canterbury they wend." Chaucer.
Stay with us, go not to Wittenberg. Shak.
So to the sylvan lodge They came, that like Pomona's arbor smiled. Milton.
I'll to him again, . . . He'll tell me all his purpose. She stretched her arms to heaven. Dryden.

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charge

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

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swoop

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

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congee

  • noun a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
    jook.
  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    conge.

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include

  • verb have as a part, be made up out of
    • The list includes the names of many famous writers
  • verb consider as part of something
    • I include you in the list of culprits

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entangle

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

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parcel

  • noun a wrapped container
    package.
  • noun the allotment of some amount by dividing something
    portion; share.
    • death gets more than its share of attention from theologians

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jerk

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

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catch_some_z's

  • verb be asleep
    slumber; kip; sleep; log Z's.

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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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wave

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

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mortice

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortise.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortise.

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shoot

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

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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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drinking

  • noun the act of consuming liquids
    imbibition; imbibing.
  • noun the act of drinking alcoholic beverages to excess
    crapulence; drink; boozing; drunkenness.
    • drink was his downfall

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induct

  • verb place ceremoniously or formally in an office or position
    invest; seat.
    • there was a ceremony to induct the president of the Academy
  • verb accept people into an exclusive society or group, usually with some rite
    initiate.
    • African men are initiated when they reach puberty

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list

  • noun a database containing an ordered array of items (names or topics)
    listing.
  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; lean; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right

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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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admissible

  • adjective deserving to be admitted
    • admissible evidence

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enclosing

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosure.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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mount

  • noun a lightweight horse kept for riding only
    riding horse; saddle horse.
  • noun the act of climbing something
    climb.
    • it was a difficult climb to the top

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flick

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

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blood_transfusion

  • noun the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
    transfusion.

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fence

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fencing.
  • noun a dealer in stolen property

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sit_down

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

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set_up

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

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tee

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

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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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worm

  • noun any of numerous relatively small elongated soft-bodied animals especially of the phyla Annelida and Chaetognatha and Nematoda and Nemertea and Platyhelminthes; also many insect larvae
  • noun a person who has a nasty or unethical character undeserving of respect
    dirt ball; insect; louse.

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jump

  • noun a sudden and decisive increase
    leap.
    • a jump in attendance
  • noun an abrupt transition
    leap; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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fold

  • noun an angular or rounded shape made by folding
    plication; crease; bend; flexure; crimp.
    • a fold in the napkin
    • a crease in his trousers
    • a plication on her blouse
    • a flexure of the colon
    • a bend of his elbow
  • noun a group of people who adhere to a common faith and habitually attend a given church
    congregation; faithful.

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insertion

  • noun a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
    interpolation.
    • with the help of his friend's interpolations his story was eventually told
    • with many insertions in the margins
  • noun the act of putting one thing into another
    introduction; intromission.

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pass

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

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click

  • noun a short light metallic sound
    clink; chink.
  • noun a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth (as in Bantu)
    suction stop.

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quicken

  • verb move faster
    speed up; speed; accelerate.
    • The car accelerated
  • verb make keen or more acute
    whet.
    • whet my appetite

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decriminalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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hide

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

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giving

  • noun the act of giving
    gift.
  • noun the imparting of news or promises etc.
    • he gave us the news and made a great show of the giving
    • giving his word of honor seemed to come too easily

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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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stool

  • noun a simple seat without a back or arms
  • noun solid excretory product evacuated from the bowels
    ordure; dejection; BM; faecal matter; feces; faeces; fecal matter.

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favour

  • noun a feeling of favorable regard
    favor.
  • noun an inclination to approve
    favor.
    • that style is in favor this season

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access

  • noun the right to enter
    admission; entree; accession; admittance.
  • noun the right to obtain or make use of or take advantage of something (as services or membership)

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endorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    indorse; plunk for; support; plump for; back.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; indorse; back.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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infuse

  • verb teach and impress by frequent repetitions or admonitions
    inculcate; instill.
    • inculcate values into the young generation
  • verb fill, as with a certain quality
    impregnate; tincture; instill.
    • The heavy traffic tinctures the air with carbon monoxide

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ground

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

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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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exchange

  • noun chemical process in which one atom or ion or group changes places with another
  • noun a mutual expression of views (especially an unpleasant one)
    • they had a bitter exchange

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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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intromit

  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    admit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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involuntarily

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

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wrapping

  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapper.
  • noun an enveloping bandage
    swathe.

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plug_in

  • verb plug into an outlet
    plug into; connect.
    • Please plug in the toaster!
    • Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

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packing

  • noun any material used especially to protect something
    wadding; packing material.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    boxing.

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let

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

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catheterization

  • noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
    catheterisation.

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licence

  • noun excessive freedom; lack of due restraint
    license.
    • when liberty becomes license dictatorship is near"- Will Durant
    • the intolerable license with which the newspapers break...the rules of decorum"- Edmund Burke
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    license.

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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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widening

  • noun an increase in width
    broadening.
  • noun a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    turnout.

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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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casing

  • noun the housing or outer covering of something
    case; shell.
    • the clock has a walnut case
  • noun the outermost covering of a pneumatic tire

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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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catnap

  • noun sleeping for a short period of time (usually not in bed)
    cat sleep; nap; short sleep; snooze; forty winks.
  • verb take a siesta
    nap; catch a wink.
    • She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

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through

  • adjective satellite having finished or arrived at completion
    done; through with.
    • certain to make history before he's done
    • it's a done deed
    • after the treatment, the patient is through except for follow-up
    • almost through with his studies
  • adjective satellite (of a route or journey etc.) continuing without requiring stops or changes
    • a through street
    • a through bus
    • through traffic

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perfuse

  • verb force a fluid through (a body part or tissue)
    • perfuse a liver with a salt solution
  • verb cause to spread or flush or flood through, over, or across
    suffuse.
    • The sky was suffused with a warm pink color

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decriminalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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permit

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; license.
  • noun the act of giving a formal (usually written) authorization
    license; permission.

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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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authorize

  • verb grant authorization or clearance for
    clear; authorise; pass.
    • Clear the manuscript for publication
    • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography
  • verb give or delegate power or authority to
    empower; authorise.
    • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers

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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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wall_in

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall up.

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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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frame_in

  • verb enclose in or as if in a frame
    frame; border.
    • frame a picture

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readmission

  • noun the act of admitting someone again
    • the surgery was performed on his readmission to the clinic

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assemble

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

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pound

  • noun 16 ounces avoirdupois
    lb.
    • he got a hernia when he tried to lift 100 pounds
  • noun the basic unit of money in Great Britain and Northern Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    British pound sterling; pound sterling; quid; British pound.

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duck

  • noun small wild or domesticated web-footed broad-billed swimming bird usually having a depressed body and short legs
  • noun (cricket) a score of nothing by a batsman
    duck's egg.

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inclosure

  • noun something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
    enclosure.
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; enclosure; enclosing.

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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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casket

  • noun box in which a corpse is buried or cremated
    coffin.
  • noun small and often ornate box for holding jewels or other valuables
    jewel casket.

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perfusion

  • noun pumping a liquid into an organ or tissue (especially by way of blood vessels)

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certificate

  • noun a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
    credential; credentials; certification.
  • noun a formal declaration that documents a fact of relevance to finance and investment; the holder has a right to receive interest or dividends
    security.
    • he held several valuable securities

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stand_for

  • verb express indirectly by an image, form, or model; be a symbol
    symbolise; typify; symbolize; represent.
    • What does the Statue of Liberty symbolize?
  • verb denote or connote
    signify; intend; mean.
    • `maison' means `house' in French
    • An example sentence would show what this word means

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swallow_up

  • verb enclose or envelop completely, as if by swallowing
    eat up; swallow; bury; immerse.
    • The huge waves swallowed the small boat and it sank shortly thereafter

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cannulisation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; intubation; canulization; cannulation.

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connector

  • noun an instrumentality that connects
    connection; connexion; connecter; connective.
    • he soldered the connection
    • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

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live

  • verb inhabit or live in; be an inhabitant of
    dwell; inhabit; populate.
    • People lived in Africa millions of years ago
    • The people inhabited the islands that are now deserted
    • this kind of fish dwells near the bottom of the ocean
    • deer are populating the woods
  • verb lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style
    • we had to live frugally after the war

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take_up

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

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bustle_about

  • verb move or cause to move energetically or busily
    hustle; bustle.
    • The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance

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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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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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allow_in

  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; admit; let in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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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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canulate

  • verb introduce a cannula or tube into
    cannulise; intubate; cannulate; cannulize.
    • Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck

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flap

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

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on

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

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mire

  • noun a soft wet area of low-lying land that sinks underfoot
    quag; morass; slack; quagmire.
  • noun deep soft mud in water or slush
    slop.
    • they waded through the slop

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infusion

  • noun a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)
    extract.
  • noun the process of extracting certain active properties (as a drug from a plant) by steeping or soaking (usually in water)

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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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glass

  • noun a brittle transparent solid with irregular atomic structure
  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    drinking glass.

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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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whirl_around

  • verb fly around
    whirl; tumble.
    • The clothes tumbled in the dryer
    • rising smoke whirled in the air

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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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hurl

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

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tolerate

  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb recognize and respect (rights and beliefs of others)
    • We must tolerate the religions of others

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hold_still_for

  • verb tolerate or bear
    stand for.
    • I won't stand for this kind of behavior!

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hold

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

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intromit

  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    admit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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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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account

  • noun a record or narrative description of past events
    story; chronicle; history.
    • a history of France
    • he gave an inaccurate account of the plot to kill the president
    • the story of exposure to lead
  • noun a short account of the news
    report; story; news report; write up.
    • the report of his speech
    • the story was on the 11 o'clock news
    • the account of his speech that was given on the evening news made the governor furious

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join

  • noun the shape or manner in which things come together and a connection is made
    juncture; joint; junction; articulation.
  • noun a set containing all and only the members of two or more given sets
    union; sum.
    • let C be the union of the sets A and B

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room

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

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car

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; motorcar; automobile; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • noun a wheeled vehicle adapted to the rails of railroad
    railroad car; railcar; railway car.
    • three cars had jumped the rails

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immunise

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunize.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunize; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

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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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cut_to

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

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have

  • noun a person who possesses great material wealth
    rich person; wealthy person.
  • verb have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
    hold; have got.
    • She has $1,000 in the bank
    • He has got two beautiful daughters
    • She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

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bridge_over

  • verb suffice for a period between two points
    tide over; keep going.
    • This money will keep us going for another year
  • verb connect or reduce the distance between
    bridge.

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coffin

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

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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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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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lock

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

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repot

  • verb put in a new, usually larger, pot
    • The plant had grown and had to be repotted

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accept

  • verb consider or hold as true
    • I cannot accept the dogma of this church
    • accept an argument
  • verb receive willingly something given or offered
    have; take.
    • The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
    • I won't have this dog in my house!
    • Please accept my present

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involve

  • verb connect closely and often incriminatingly
    affect; regard.
    • This new ruling affects your business
  • verb engage as a participant
    • Don't involve me in your family affairs!

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bend

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; turn.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bending.

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slip

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

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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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mill_around

  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb move about in a confused manner
    mill; mill about.

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skirt

  • noun cloth covering that forms the part of a garment below the waist
  • noun a garment hanging from the waist; worn mainly by girls and women

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dyke

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dike.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dike.

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stick_out

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

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interconnect

  • verb be interwoven or interconnected
    complect; interlink.
    • The bones are interconnected via the muscle
  • verb cause to be interconnected or interwoven
    interlink.

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wamble

  • verb move unsteadily or with a weaving or rolling motion
    waggle.

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sit

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

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provide

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    furnish; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    cater; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests

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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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boxing

  • noun fighting with the fists
    pugilism; fisticuffs.
  • noun the enclosure of something in a package or box
    packing.

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cannulization

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulisation; intubation; canulization; cannulation.

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lounge

  • noun an upholstered seat for more than one person
    sofa; couch.
  • noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait
    waiting room; waiting area.

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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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allowable

  • adjective satellite deductible according to the tax laws
  • adjective that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    permissible.
    • permissible behavior in school
    • a permissible tax deduction

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stir

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

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countersink

  • noun a hole (usually in wood) with the top part enlarged so that a screw or bolt will fit into it and lie below the surface
  • noun a bit for enlarging the upper part of a hole
    counterbore; countersink bit.

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plant

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

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sandwich

  • noun two (or more) slices of bread with a filling between them
  • verb make into a sandwich

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okay

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; O.K.; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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hit_the_deck

  • verb fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
    hit the dirt.
    • The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire

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plane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    airplane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane
  • noun (mathematics) an unbounded two-dimensional shape
    sheet.
    • we will refer to the plane of the graph as the X-Y plane
    • any line joining two points on a plane lies wholly on that plane

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blood

  • noun the fluid (red in vertebrates) that is pumped through the body by the heart and contains plasma, blood cells, and platelets
    • blood carries oxygen and nutrients to the tissues and carries away waste products
    • the ancients believed that blood was the seat of the emotions
  • noun temperament or disposition
    • a person of hot blood

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waver

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

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light

  • noun (physics) electromagnetic radiation that can produce a visual sensation
    visible light; visible radiation.
    • the light was filtered through a soft glass window
  • noun any device serving as a source of illumination
    light source.
    • he stopped the car and turned off the lights

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jump_off

  • verb set off quickly, usually with success
    • The freshman jumped off to a good start in his math class
  • verb jump down from an elevated point
    jump; leap.
    • the parachutist didn't want to jump
    • every year, hundreds of people jump off the Golden Gate bridge
    • the widow leapt into the funeral pyre

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stick_in

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

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corral

  • noun a pen for cattle
    cow pen; cattle pen.
  • verb enclose in a corral
    • corral the horses

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budge

  • verb move very slightly
    shift; stir; agitate.
    • He shifted in his seat
  • noun United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
    Don Budge; John Donald Budge.

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wink

  • noun a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
    instant; blink of an eye; flash; New York minute; twinkling; jiffy; heartbeat; split second; trice.
    • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash
  • noun closing one eye quickly as a signal

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hold_in

  • verb close in; darkness enclosed him"
    confine; enclose.
  • verb lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
    control; moderate; curb; contain; hold; check.
    • moderate your alcohol intake
    • hold your tongue
    • hold your temper
    • control your anger

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environ

  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; surround.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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allow

  • verb make it possible through a specific action or lack of action for something to happen
    let; permit.
    • This permits the water to rush in
    • This sealed door won't allow the water come into the basement
    • This will permit the rain to run off
  • verb consent to, give permission
    countenance; let; permit.
    • She permitted her son to visit her estranged husband
    • I won't let the police search her basement
    • I cannot allow you to see your exam

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enter

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    participate.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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capsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsule; capsulise; capsulize.
  • adjective satellite used of seeds or spores that are enclosed in a capsule
    capsulated.

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furnish

  • verb give something useful or necessary to
    provide; render; supply.
    • We provided the room with an electrical heater
  • verb provide or equip with furniture
    • We furnished the house in the Biedermeyer style

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legitimate

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized
  • verb show or affirm to be just and legitimate

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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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admission_charge

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    entrance money; price of admission; admission; admission price; admission fee; entrance fee.

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over

  • noun (cricket) the division of play during which six balls are bowled at the batsman by one player from the other team from the same end of the pitch
  • adjective satellite having come or been brought to a conclusion
    concluded; terminated; complete; ended; all over.
    • the harvesting was complete
    • the affair is over, ended, finished
    • the abruptly terminated interview

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move

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

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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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dawdle

  • verb take one's time; proceed slowly
    linger.
  • verb waste time
    dally.
    • Get busy--don't dally!

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enclose

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

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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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bear_up

  • verb endure cheerfully
    • She bore up under the enormous strain

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still

  • noun a static photograph (especially one taken from a movie and used for advertising purposes)
    • he wanted some stills for a magazine ad
  • noun (poetic) tranquil silence
    hush; stillness.
    • the still of the night

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digest

  • noun a periodical that summarizes the news
  • noun something that is compiled (as into a single book or file)
    compilation.

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reseat

  • verb provide with a new seat
    • reseat the old broken chair
  • verb provide with new seats
    • reseat Carnegie Hall

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miter

  • noun joint that forms a corner; usually both sides are bevelled at a 45-degree angle to form a 90-degree corner
    mitre; miter joint; mitre joint.
  • noun the surface of a beveled end of a piece where a miter joint is made
    mitre.
    • he covered the miter with glue before making the joint

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brook

  • noun a natural stream of water smaller than a river (and often a tributary of a river)
    creek.
    • the creek dried up every summer
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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interlink

  • verb be interwoven or interconnected
    complect; interconnect.
    • The bones are interconnected via the muscle
  • verb cause to be interconnected or interwoven
    interconnect.

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up

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

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put_together

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

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close_in

  • verb advance or converge on
    draw in.
    • The police were closing in on him
  • verb surround completely
    inclose; shut in; enclose.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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entrance_fee

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    entrance money; admission charge; price of admission; admission; admission price; admission fee.

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enshrine

  • verb enclose in a shrine
    shrine.
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral
  • verb hold sacred
    saint.

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putter_around

  • verb move around aimlessly
    putter; potter; potter around.

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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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flex

  • noun the act of flexing
    • he gave his biceps a flex to impress the ladies
  • verb contract
    • flex a muscle

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crash

  • noun a loud resonant repeating noise
    clank; clash; clangour; clangoring; clang; clangor.
    • he could hear the clang of distant bells
  • noun a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles)
    wreck.
    • they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane

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brick_over

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick up; brick in.

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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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dam

  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dike; dyke.
  • noun a metric unit of length equal to ten meters
    dekameter; decameter; dekametre; dkm; decametre.

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dike

  • noun (slang) offensive term for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine
    butch; dyke.
  • noun a barrier constructed to contain the flow of water or to keep out the sea
    dam; dyke.

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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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dock

  • noun an enclosure in a court of law where the defendant sits during the trial
  • noun any of certain coarse weedy plants with long taproots, sometimes used as table greens or in folk medicine
    sorrel; sour grass.

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penetration

  • noun an attack that penetrates into enemy territory
    incursion.
  • noun clear or deep perception of a situation
    insight.

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permissible

  • adjective that may be permitted especially as according to rule
    allowable.
    • permissible behavior in school
    • a permissible tax deduction
  • adjective satellite that may be accepted or conceded
    • a kind of speculation that was permissible in cosmology but inadmissible in medicine

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compound

  • noun a whole formed by a union of two or more elements or parts
  • noun (chemistry) a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
    chemical compound.

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dickie

  • noun a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
    dickey; dicky; dicky-seat; dickie-seat; dickey-seat.
  • noun a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
    dicky; shirtfront; dickey.

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cage

  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    coop.
  • noun something that restricts freedom as a cage restricts movement

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cannulize

  • verb introduce a cannula or tube into
    cannulise; intubate; canulate; cannulate.
    • Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck

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trip_the_light_fantastic

  • verb move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
    dance; trip the light fantastic toe.
    • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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accommodate

  • verb be agreeable or acceptable to
    fit; suit.
    • This suits my needs
  • verb make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose
    adapt.
    • Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country

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interspersion

  • noun the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things
    interspersal.
    • the interspersion of illustrations in the text

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seating_room

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating; seating area; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom

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drop

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

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transplanting

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

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instillment

  • noun the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
    instillation; instilment.

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seating_area

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating; seating room; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom

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cocoon

  • noun silky envelope spun by the larvae of many insects to protect pupas and by spiders to protect eggs
  • verb retreat as if into a cocoon, as from an unfriendly environment
    • Families cocoon around the T.V. set most evenings
    • She loves to stay at home and cocoon

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out

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

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hit_the_dirt

  • verb fall or drop suddenly, usually to evade some danger
    hit the deck.
    • The soldiers hit the dirt when they heard gunfire

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bond

  • noun an electrical force linking atoms
    chemical bond.
  • noun a certificate of debt (usually interest-bearing or discounted) that is issued by a government or corporation in order to raise money; the issuer is required to pay a fixed sum annually until maturity and then a fixed sum to repay the principal
    bond certificate.

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house

  • noun a dwelling that serves as living quarters for one or more families
    • he has a house on Cape Cod
    • she felt she had to get out of the house
  • noun the members of a business organization that owns or operates one or more establishments
    firm; business firm.
    • he worked for a brokerage house

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epidural

  • noun regional anesthesia resulting from injection of an anesthetic into the epidural space of the spinal cord; sensation is lost in the abdominal and genital and pelvic areas; used in childbirth and gynecological surgery
    epidural anesthesia; epidural anaesthesia.
  • adjective on or outside the dura mater
    extradural.

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seesaw

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

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connect

  • verb connect, fasten, or put together two or more pieces
    tie; link; link up.
    • Can you connect the two loudspeakers?
    • Tie the ropes together
    • Link arms
  • verb make a logical or causal connection
    tie in; associate; relate; colligate; link; link up.
    • I cannot connect these two pieces of evidence in my mind
    • colligate these facts
    • I cannot relate these events at all

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entering

  • noun a movement into or inward
    entrance.
  • noun the act of entering
    entry; entrance; incoming; ingress.
    • she made a grand entrance

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patch

  • noun a small contrasting part of something
    speckle; spot; maculation; fleck; dapple.
    • a bald spot
    • a leopard's spots
    • a patch of clouds
    • patches of thin ice
    • a fleck of red
  • noun a small area of ground covered by specific vegetation
    plot; plot of land; plot of ground.
    • a bean plot
    • a cabbage patch
    • a briar patch

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drinking_glass

  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking
    glass.

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enclosure

  • noun a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose
  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    envelopment; inclosure; enclosing.

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ancylose

  • verb produce ankylosis by surgery
    ankylose.
  • verb undergo ankylosis
    ankylose.
    • joints ankylose

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epidural_injection

  • noun injection of an anesthetic substance into the epidural space of the spinal cord in order to produce epidural anesthesia

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trench

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

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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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involution

  • noun reduction in size of an organ or part (as in the return of the uterus to normal size after childbirth)
  • noun a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction

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take_lying_down

  • verb suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively
    • I won't take this insult lying down

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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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abide

  • verb dwell
    bide; stay.
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; endure; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage

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mate

  • noun the officer below the master on a commercial ship
    first mate.
  • noun a fellow member of a team
    teammate.
    • it was his first start against his former teammates

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medicine

  • noun the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
    medical specialty.
  • noun (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
    medicament; medication; medicinal drug.

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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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matric

  • noun admission to a group (especially a college or university)
    matriculation.

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shut

  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window
  • verb become closed
    close.
    • The windows closed with a loud bang

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catheterisation

  • noun the operation of introducing a catheter into the body
    catheterization.

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dirt

  • noun the part of the earth's surface consisting of humus and disintegrated rock
    soil.
  • noun the state of being covered with unclean things
    grease; filth; soil; grime; grunge; stain.

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envelop

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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toll

  • noun a fee levied for the use of roads or bridges (used for maintenance)
  • noun value measured by what must be given or done or undergone to obtain something
    price; cost.
    • the cost in human life was enormous
    • the price of success is hard work
    • what price glory?

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sit_out

  • verb not participate in (an activity, such as a dance or a sports event)
    • He sat out the game
  • verb endure to the end

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hang_together

  • verb be connected
    interdepend.
    • In my heart I can make the world hang together

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intersperse

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

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put

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

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enlightened

  • noun people who have been introduced to the mysteries of some field or activity
    initiate.
    • it is very familiar to the initiate
  • verb make understand
    edify; enlighten.
    • Can you enlighten me--I don't understand this proposal

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infix

  • noun an affix that is inserted inside the word
  • verb put or introduce into something
    insert; introduce; enter.
    • insert a picture into the text

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canulisation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; intubation; canulization; cannulation.

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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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ingraft

  • verb cause to grow together parts from different plants
    engraft; graft.
    • graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

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motion

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

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initiate

  • noun someone new to a field or activity
    tyro; novice; beginner; tiro.
  • noun someone who has been admitted to membership in a scholarly field
    savant; pundit; learned person.

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tack

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

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place

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

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daisy

  • noun any of numerous composite plants having flower heads with well-developed ray flowers usually arranged in a single whorl

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hedge_in

  • verb enclose or bound in with or as it with a hedge or hedges
    hedge.
    • hedge the property

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support

  • noun the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities
    • his support kept the family together
    • they gave him emotional support during difficult times
  • noun aiding the cause or policy or interests of
    • the president no longer has the support of his own party
    • they developed a scheme of mutual support

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scarf

  • noun a garment worn around the head or neck or shoulders for warmth or decoration
  • noun a joint made by notching the ends of two pieces of timber or metal so that they will lock together end-to-end
    scarf joint.

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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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feed

  • noun food for domestic livestock
    provender.
  • verb provide as food
    • Feed the guests the nuts

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render

  • noun a substance similar to stucco but exclusively applied to masonry walls
  • verb cause to become
    • The shot rendered her immobile

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potter

  • noun a craftsman who shapes pottery on a potter's wheel and bakes them it a kiln
    ceramist; thrower; ceramicist.
  • verb do random, unplanned work or activities or spend time idly
    monkey around; mess around; monkey; putter; tinker; muck around; muck about.
    • The old lady is usually mucking about in her little house

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sack

  • noun a bag made of paper or plastic for holding customer's purchases
    carrier bag; poke; paper bag.
  • noun an enclosed space
    sac; pocket; pouch.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air

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feeder

  • noun an animal being fattened or suitable for fattening
  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
    eater.

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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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wrapper

  • noun a loose dressing gown for women
    housecoat; neglige; negligee; peignoir.
  • noun the covering (usually paper or cellophane) in which something is wrapped
    wrap; wrapping.

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carry

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

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conge

  • noun (architecture) a concave molding
    congee.
  • noun formal permission to depart
    congee.
    • he gave me his conge

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ring

  • noun a characteristic sound
    • it has the ring of sincerity
  • noun a toroidal shape
    annulus; anchor ring; doughnut; halo.
    • a ring of ships in the harbor
    • a halo of smoke

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encasement

  • noun the act of enclosing something in a case
    incasement.

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open

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

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validate

  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; formalise.
  • verb prove valid; show or confirm the validity of something

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instill

  • verb impart gradually
    transfuse.
    • Her presence instilled faith into the children
    • transfuse love of music into the students
  • verb enter drop by drop
    instil.
    • instill medication into my eye

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ligate

  • verb join letters in a ligature when writing
  • verb bind chemically
    • The enzyme ligated

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introduction

  • noun the act of beginning something new
    unveiling; debut; entry; first appearance; launching.
    • they looked forward to the debut of their new product line
  • noun the first section of a communication

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exchange_transfusion

  • noun slow removal of a person's blood and its replacement with equal amounts of a donor's blood

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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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get_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; go into; enter.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    make it; arrive; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!

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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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attach

  • verb cause to be attached
  • verb be attached; be in contact with

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cannula

  • noun a small flexible tube inserted into a body cavity for draining off fluid or introducing medication

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monetise

  • verb give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
    monetize.
    • They monetized the lira

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boil

  • noun a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus
    furuncle.
  • noun the temperature at which a liquid boils at sea level
    boiling point.
    • they brought the water to a boil

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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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shell

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

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stomach

  • noun an enlarged and muscular saclike organ of the alimentary canal; the principal organ of digestion
    tummy; tum; breadbasket.
  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; abdomen; belly.

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get_into

  • verb get involved in or with
    tangle with.
  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; come in; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

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rope_off

  • verb divide by means of a rope
    rope in; cordon off.
    • The police roped off the area where the crime occurred

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embattle

  • verb fortify by furnishing with battlements for defense
    • an embattled castle
  • verb prepare for battle or conflict

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repatriate

  • noun a person who has returned to the country of origin or whose citizenship has been restored
  • verb send someone back to his homeland against his will, as of refugees

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intermeddle

To meddle with the affairs of others; to meddle officiously; to interpose or interfere improperly; to mix or meddle with.
The practice of Spain hath been, by war and by conditions of treaty, to intermeddle with foreign states. Bacon.
Syn. -- To interpose; interfere. See Interpose.

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part

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

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bower

  • noun a framework that supports climbing plants
    arbor; pergola; arbour.
    • the arbor provided a shady resting place in the park
  • verb enclose in a bower
    embower.

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fidget

  • noun a feeling of agitation expressed in continual motion
    fidgetiness; restlessness.
    • he's got the fidgets
    • waiting gave him a feeling of restlessness
  • verb move restlessly
    • The child is always fidgeting in his seat

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off

  • verb kill intentionally and with premeditation
    murder; slay; dispatch; remove; hit; bump off; polish off.
    • The mafia boss ordered his enemies murdered
  • adjective not in operation or operational
    • the oven is off
    • the lights are off

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surround

  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    environment; surroundings; environs.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround
  • verb extend on all sides of simultaneously; encircle
    skirt; ring; border; environ.
    • The forest surrounds my property

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legalize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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inosculate

  • verb come together or open into each other
    anastomose.
    • the blood vessels anastomose
  • verb cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
    anastomose.
    • anastomose blood vessels

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feed_in

  • verb introduce continuously
    feed.
    • feed carrots into a food processor

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medicate

  • verb impregnate with a medicinal substance
  • verb treat medicinally, treat with medicine
    medicine.

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encase

  • verb enclose in, or as if in, a case
    case; incase.
    • my feet were encased in mud

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endure

  • verb put up with something or somebody unpleasant
    stomach; brook; support; put up; tolerate; bear; abide; stick out; suffer; digest; stand.
    • I cannot bear his constant criticism
    • The new secretary had to endure a lot of unprofessional remarks
    • he learned to tolerate the heat
    • She stuck out two years in a miserable marriage
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; weather; brave.
    • She braved the elements

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move_over

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; give way; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd

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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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tubing

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tube.
  • verb provide with a tube or insert a tube into
    tube.

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garrison

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

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declare

  • verb state emphatically and authoritatively
    • He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with
  • verb announce publicly or officially
    announce.
    • The President declared war

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give_way

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    ease up; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb break down, literally or metaphorically
    collapse; founder; give; break; cave in; fall in.
    • The wall collapsed
    • The business collapsed
    • The dam broke
    • The roof collapsed
    • The wall gave in
    • The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice

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and

A particle which expresses the relation of connection or addition. It is used to conjoin a word with a word, a clause with a clause, or a sentence with a sentence. (a) It is sometimes used emphatically; as, "there are women and women," that is, two very different sorts of women. (b) By a rhetorical figure, notions, one of which is modificatory of the other, are connected by and; as, "the tediousness and process of my travel," that is, the tedious process, etc.; "thy fair and outward character," that is, thy outwardly fair character, Schmidt's Shak. Lex.

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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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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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go_into

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; come in; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb be used or required for
    • A lot of energy went into the organization of this banquet

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move_into

  • verb to come or go into
    go in; get into; come in; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

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return

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

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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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engulf

  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; immerse; absorb; soak up; engross; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies
  • verb flow over or cover completely
    • The bright light engulfed him completely

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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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border

  • noun a line that indicates a boundary
    delimitation; borderline; boundary line; mete.
  • noun the boundary line or the area immediately inside the boundary
    perimeter; margin.

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self

  • noun your consciousness of your own identity
    ego.
  • noun a person considered as a unique individual
    • one's own self

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admittance

  • noun the right to enter
    access; admission; entree; accession.
  • noun the act of admitting someone to enter
    admission.
    • the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic

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couch

  • noun an upholstered seat for more than one person
    lounge; sofa.
  • noun a flat coat of paint or varnish used by artists as a primer

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lit

  • noun the humanistic study of a body of literature
    literature.
    • he took a course in Russian lit
  • verb make lighter or brighter
    light; illuminate; illumine; light up; illume.
    • This lamp lightens the room a bit

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take

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

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sleeper

  • noun a rester who is sleeping
    slumberer.
  • noun a spy or saboteur or terrorist planted in an enemy country who lives there as a law-abiding citizen until activated by a prearranged signal

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connecter

  • noun an instrumentality that connects
    connector; connection; connexion; connective.
    • he soldered the connection
    • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

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writhe

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

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hurtle

  • verb move with or as if with a rushing sound
    • The cars hurtled by
  • verb make a thrusting forward movement
    lunge; thrust; hurl.

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serve

  • noun (sports) a stroke that puts the ball in play
    service.
    • his powerful serves won the game
  • verb serve a purpose, role, or function
    function.
    • The tree stump serves as a table
    • The female students served as a control group
    • This table would serve very well
    • His freedom served him well
    • The table functions as a desk

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price

  • noun the property of having material worth (often indicated by the amount of money something would bring if sold)
    cost; monetary value.
    • the fluctuating monetary value of gold and silver
    • he puts a high price on his services
    • he couldn't calculate the cost of the collection
  • noun the amount of money needed to purchase something
    terms; damage.
    • the price of gasoline
    • he got his new car on excellent terms
    • how much is the damage?

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object

  • noun a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow
    physical object.
    • it was full of rackets, balls and other objects
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; objective; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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reach

  • noun the limits within which something can be effective
    range.
    • range of motion
    • he was beyond the reach of their fire
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; orbit; range; compass; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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visa

  • noun an endorsement made in a passport that allows the bearer to enter the country issuing it
  • verb provide (a passport) with a visa

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propagate

  • verb transmit from one generation to the next
    • propagate these characteristics
  • verb travel through the air
    • sound and light propagate in this medium

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canulization

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; intubation; cannulation.

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pair

  • noun a set of two similar things considered as a unit
    brace.
  • noun two items of the same kind
    twosome; span; distich; couple; duo; twain; yoke; couplet; duet; brace; dyad; duad.

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instil

  • verb enter drop by drop
    instill.
    • instill medication into my eye

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incase

  • verb enclose in, or as if in, a case
    case; encase.
    • my feet were encased in mud

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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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foist

  • verb to force onto another
    • He foisted his work on me
  • verb insert surreptitiously or without warrant

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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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tack_together

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

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mount_up

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

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pipe

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

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get_down

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

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recoil

  • noun the backward jerk of a gun when it is fired
    kick.
  • noun a movement back from an impact
    repercussion; rebound; backlash.

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lying

  • noun the deliberate act of deviating from the truth
    prevarication; fabrication.
  • verb be located or situated somewhere; occupy a certain position
    lie.

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joining

  • noun the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication)
    connection; connexion.
    • the joining of hands around the table
    • there was a connection via the internet
  • verb become part of; become a member of a group or organization
    fall in; join; get together.
    • He joined the Communist Party as a young man

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mortise

  • noun a square hole made to receive a tenon and so to form a joint
    mortice.
  • verb cut a hole for a tenon in
    mortice.

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perch

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

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cut-in

  • noun (broadcasting) a local announcement inserted into a network program
    insert.
  • noun (film) a still picture that is introduced and that interrupts the action of a film
    insert.

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recess

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

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shot

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shooting.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun a solid missile discharged from a firearm
    pellet.
    • the shot buzzed past his ear

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dickey

  • noun a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
    dickie; dicky; dicky-seat; dickie-seat; dickey-seat.
  • noun a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
    dicky; shirtfront; dickie.

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crate

  • noun a rugged box (usually made of wood); used for shipping
  • noun the quantity contained in a crate
    crateful.

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accession

  • noun a process of increasing by addition (as to a collection or group)
    • the art collection grew through accession
  • noun (civil law) the right to all of that which your property produces whether by growth or improvement

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daisy-chain

  • verb connect devices on a part of a chip or circuit board in a computer

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bring

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

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shut_in

  • verb surround completely
    inclose; enclose; close in.
    • Darkness enclosed him
    • They closed in the porch with a fence

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earth

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    globe; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun the loose soft material that makes up a large part of the land surface
    ground.
    • they dug into the earth outside the church

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line

  • noun a formation of people or things one beside another
    • the line of soldiers advanced with their bayonets fixed
    • they were arrayed in line of battle
    • the cast stood in line for the curtain call
  • noun a mark that is long relative to its width
    • He drew a line on the chart

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admittable

  • adjective satellite deserving to be allowed to enter
    admittible.

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intromission

  • noun the act of putting one thing into another
    introduction; insertion.

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move_back_and_forth

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

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eat_up

  • verb finish eating all the food on one's plate or on the table
    finish; polish off.
    • She polished off the remaining potatoes
  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; deplete; use up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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jar

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

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jolt

  • noun a sudden jarring impact
    shock; jar; jounce.
    • the door closed with a jolt
    • all the jars and jolts were smoothed out by the shock absorbers
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jerk; saccade.

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reach_out

  • verb move forward or upward in order to touch; also in a metaphorical sense
    reach.
    • Government reaches out to the people
  • verb reach outward in space
    poke out; extend.
    • The awning extends several feet over the sidewalk

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circle

  • noun ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
    • he calculated the circumference of the circle
  • noun an unofficial association of people or groups
    band; set; lot.
    • the smart set goes there
    • they were an angry lot

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make_way

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

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flinch

  • noun a reflex response to sudden pain
    wince.
  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; recoil; wince; quail; cringe; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf

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dodge

  • noun an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade
    stratagem; contrivance.
    • his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track
  • noun a quick evasive movement

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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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put_through

  • verb pursue to a conclusion or bring to a successful issue
    follow up; follow through; go through; carry out; follow out; implement.
    • Did he go through with the treatment?
    • He implemented a new economic plan
    • She followed up his recommendations with a written proposal
  • verb connect by telephone
    • the operator put a call through to Rio

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hit

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

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instilment

  • noun the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
    instillation; instillment.

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get

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

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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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legitimize

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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bear

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

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capsule

  • noun a small container
  • noun a pill in the form of a small rounded gelatinous container with medicine inside

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framing

  • noun formulation of the plans and important details
    • the framing of judicial decrees
  • noun a framework that supports and protects a picture or a mirror
    frame.
    • the frame enhances but is not itself the subject of attention
    • the frame was much more valuable than the miror it held

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trust

  • noun something (as property) held by one party (the trustee) for the benefit of another (the beneficiary)
    • he is the beneficiary of a generous trust set up by his father
  • noun certainty based on past experience
    reliance.
    • he wrote the paper with considerable reliance on the work of other scientists
    • he put more trust in his own two legs than in the gun

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penetrate

  • verb pass into or through, often by overcoming resistance
    perforate.
    • The bullet penetrated her chest
  • verb come to understand
    fathom; bottom.

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hedge

  • noun a fence formed by a row of closely planted shrubs or bushes
    hedgerow.
  • noun any technique designed to reduce or eliminate financial risk; for example, taking two positions that will offset each other if prices change
    hedging.

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admission_fee

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    entrance money; admission charge; price of admission; admission; admission price; entrance fee.

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immerse

  • verb thrust or throw into
    plunge.
    • Immerse yourself in hot water
  • verb devote (oneself) fully to
    plunge; absorb; soak up; engross; engulf; steep.
    • He immersed himself into his studies

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organ

  • noun a fully differentiated structural and functional unit in an animal that is specialized for some particular function
  • noun a government agency or instrument devoted to the performance of some specific function
    • The Census Bureau is an organ of the Commerce Department

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tube

  • noun conduit consisting of a long hollow object (usually cylindrical) used to hold and conduct objects or liquids or gases
    tubing.
  • noun electronic device consisting of a system of electrodes arranged in an evacuated glass or metal envelope
    vacuum tube; electron tube; thermionic vacuum tube; thermionic valve; thermionic tube.

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yield

  • noun production of a certain amount
    output.
  • noun the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property
    return; takings; take; issue; proceeds; payoff.
    • the average return was about 5%

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coggle

  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle
  • verb move unsteadily
    wobble.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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bag

  • noun a flexible container with a single opening
    • he stuffed his laundry into a large bag
  • noun the quantity of game taken in a particular period (usually by one person)
    • his bag included two deer

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contain

  • verb include or contain; have as a component
    incorporate; comprise.
    • A totally new idea is comprised in this paper
    • The record contains many old songs from the 1930's
  • verb contain or hold; have within
    carry; hold; bear.
    • The jar carries wine
    • The canteen holds fresh water
    • This can contains water

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fortify

  • verb make strong or stronger
    strengthen; beef up.
    • This exercise will strengthen your upper body
    • strengthen the relations between the two countries
  • verb enclose by or as if by a fortification
    fort.

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grab

  • noun a mechanical device for gripping an object
  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; snap; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion

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cringe

  • verb draw back, as with fear or pain
    squinch; flinch; recoil; wince; quail; shrink; funk.
    • she flinched when they showed the slaughtering of the calf
  • verb show submission or fear
    fawn; crawl; grovel; cower; creep.

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set

  • noun a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • a set of books
    • a set of golf clubs
    • a set of teeth
  • noun (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • the set of prime numbers is infinite

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fair

  • noun a traveling show; having sideshows and rides and games of skill etc.
    funfair; carnival.
  • noun gathering of producers to promote business
    • world fair
    • trade fair
    • book fair

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bundling

  • noun a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
  • noun the act of binding something into a bundle

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frame

  • noun the framework for a pair of eyeglasses
  • noun a single one of a series of still transparent pictures forming a cinema, television or video film

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shake

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

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seat

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

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arouse

  • verb call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses)
    raise; fire; enkindle; elicit; evoke; kindle; provoke.
    • arouse pity
    • raise a smile
    • evoke sympathy
  • verb stop sleeping
    waken; come alive; wake; awake; awaken; wake up.
    • She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock

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interspersal

  • noun the act of combining one thing at intervals among other things
    interspersion.
    • the interspersion of illustrations in the text

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seam

  • noun joint consisting of a line formed by joining two pieces
  • noun a slight depression in the smoothness of a surface
    crease; crinkle; line; wrinkle; furrow.
    • his face has many lines
    • ironing gets rid of most wrinkles

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jump_on

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

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close

  • noun the temporal end; the concluding time
    finish; last; finis; finale; stopping point; conclusion.
    • the stopping point of each round was signaled by a bell
    • the market was up at the finish
    • they were playing better at the close of the season
  • noun the last section of a communication
    closing; ending; end; conclusion.
    • in conclusion I want to say...

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come_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; go in; get into; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes
  • verb be received
    come.
    • News came in of the massacre in Rwanda

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sovietize

  • verb bring under Soviet control, of a country
    sovietise.
  • verb model a country's social, political, and economic structure on the Soviet Union
    sovietise.
    • Castro sovietized Cuba

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suffer

  • verb undergo or be subjected to
    endure.
    • He suffered the penalty
    • Many saints suffered martyrdom
  • verb undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
    sustain; have; get.
    • She suffered a fracture in the accident
    • He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars
    • She got a bruise on her leg
    • He got his arm broken in the scuffle

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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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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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connective

  • noun an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
    continuative; conjunction; conjunctive.
  • noun an instrumentality that connects
    connector; connection; connexion; connecter.
    • he soldered the connection
    • he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers

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diverge

  • verb move or draw apart
    • The two paths diverge here
  • verb have no limits as a mathematical series

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favor

  • noun an act of gracious kindness
    favour.
  • noun an advantage to the benefit of someone or something
    favour.
    • the outcome was in his favor

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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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stall

  • noun a compartment in a stable where a single animal is confined and fed
  • noun small area set off by walls for special use
    kiosk; cubicle; booth.

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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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hop_on

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

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enwrap

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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mope

  • noun someone who wastes time
    dallier; dillydallier; lounger; dilly-dallier.
  • verb move around slowly and aimlessly
    mope around.

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price_of_admission

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    entrance money; admission charge; admission; admission price; admission fee; entrance fee.

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conjoin

  • verb make contact or come together
    join.
    • The two roads join here
  • verb take in marriage
    get hitched with; wed; marry; get married; espouse; hook up with.

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bring_together

  • verb cause to become joined or linked
    join.
    • join these two parts so that they fit together
  • verb bring together in a common cause or emotion
    draw together; bond.
    • The death of their child had drawn them together

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countenance

  • noun the appearance conveyed by a person's face
    visage.
    • a pleasant countenance
    • a stern visage
  • noun formal and explicit approval
    sanction; indorsement; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement

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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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encapsulate

  • verb enclose in a capsule or other small container
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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cant_over

  • verb heel over
    tilt; cant; slant; pitch.
    • The tower is tilting
    • The ceiling is slanting

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intubate

  • verb introduce a cannula or tube into
    cannulise; canulate; cannulate; cannulize.
    • Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck

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folding

  • noun the process whereby a protein molecule assumes its intricate three-dimensional shape
    protein folding.
    • understanding protein folding is the next step in deciphering the genetic code
  • noun a geological process that causes a bend in a stratum of rock
    fold.

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license

  • noun a legal document giving official permission to do something
    licence; permit.
  • noun freedom to deviate deliberately from normally applicable rules or practices (especially in behavior or speech)
    licence.

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tuck

  • noun eatables (especially sweets)
  • noun (sports) a bodily position adopted in some sports (such as diving or skiing) in which the knees are bent and the thighs are drawn close to the chest

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joke

  • noun a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
    gag; jest; laugh; jape.
    • he told a very funny joke
    • he knows a million gags
    • thanks for the laugh
    • he laughed unpleasantly at his own jest
    • even a schoolboy's jape is supposed to have some ascertainable point
  • noun activity characterized by good humor
    jocularity; jest.

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drug

  • noun a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
  • verb administer a drug to
    dose.
    • They drugged the kidnapped tourist

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admit

  • verb declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of
    acknowledge.
    • He admitted his errors
    • She acknowledged that she might have forgotten
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; let in; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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transplantation

  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    organ transplant; 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
  • noun the act of removing something from one location and introducing it in another location
    transplanting; transplant.
    • the transplant did not flower until the second year
    • too frequent transplanting is not good for families
    • she returned to Alabama because she could not bear transplantation

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careen

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

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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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puff

  • noun a short light gust of air
    whiff; puff of air.
  • noun a light inflated pastry or puff shell

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swallow

  • noun a small amount of liquid food
    sup.
    • a sup of ale
  • noun the act of swallowing
    drink; deglutition.
    • one swallow of the liquid was enough
    • he took a drink of his beer and smacked his lips

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approve

  • verb give sanction to
    O.K.; okay; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies
  • verb judge to be right or commendable; think well of

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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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allowance

  • noun an amount allowed or granted (as during a given period)
    • travel allowance
    • my weekly allowance of two eggs
    • a child's allowance should not be too generous
  • noun a sum granted as reimbursement for expenses

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munition

  • noun weapons considered collectively
    weapons system; weaponry; implements of war; arms.
  • noun military supplies
    ordnance; ordnance store.

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wall

  • noun an architectural partition with a height and length greater than its thickness; used to divide or enclose an area or to support another structure
    • the south wall had a small window
    • the walls were covered with pictures
  • noun anything that suggests a wall in structure or function or effect
    • a wall of water
    • a wall of smoke
    • a wall of prejudice
    • negotiations ran into a brick wall

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cannulate

  • verb introduce a cannula or tube into
    cannulise; intubate; canulate; cannulize.
    • Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck

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pot

  • noun metal or earthenware cooking vessel that is usually round and deep; often has a handle and lid
  • noun a plumbing fixture for defecation and urination
    throne; toilet; commode; crapper; stool; potty; can.

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immunize

  • verb law: grant immunity from prosecution
    immunise.
  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunise; vaccinate.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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sweep

  • noun a wide scope
    expanse.
    • the sweep of the plains
  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweep; chimneysweeper.

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packaging

  • noun the business of packing
    • his business is packaging for transport
  • noun a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
    promotional material; promotion; publicity.
    • the packaging of new ideas

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twin

  • noun either of two offspring born at the same time from the same pregnancy
  • noun (astrology) a person who is born while the sun is in Gemini
    Gemini.

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admittible

  • adjective satellite deserving to be allowed to enter
    admittable.

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cannulation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; intubation; canulization.

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rebate

  • noun a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
    discount.
  • noun a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
    rabbet.

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connexion

  • noun a connecting shape
    link; connection.
  • noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
    connection; connectedness.
    • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare

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broadening

  • noun the act of making something wider
    widening.
  • noun the action of making broader
    • the broadening of travel

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stretch

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

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come

  • noun the thick white fluid containing spermatozoa that is ejaculated by the male genital tract
    semen; ejaculate; seminal fluid; seed; cum.
  • verb move toward, travel toward something or somebody or approach something or somebody
    come up.
    • He came singing down the road
    • Come with me to the Casbah
    • come down here!
    • come out of the closet!
    • come into the room

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certify

  • verb provide evidence for; stand as proof of; show by one's behavior, attitude, or external attributes
    attest; demonstrate; evidence; manifest.
    • His high fever attested to his illness
    • The buildings in Rome manifest a high level of architectural sophistication
    • This decision demonstrates his sense of fairness
  • verb guarantee payment on; of checks

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imbed

  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; implant; embed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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commission

  • noun a special group delegated to consider some matter
    committee.
    • a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle
  • noun a fee for services rendered based on a percentage of an amount received or collected or agreed to be paid (as distinguished from a salary)
    • he works on commission

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reciprocate

  • verb act, feel, or give mutually or in return
    • We always invite the neighbors and they never reciprocate!
  • verb alternate the direction of motion of
    • the engine reciprocates the propeller

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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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privilege

  • noun a special advantage or immunity or benefit not enjoyed by all
  • noun a right reserved exclusively by a particular person or group (especially a hereditary or official right)
    exclusive right; prerogative; perquisite.
    • suffrage was the prerogative of white adult males

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self-feeder

  • noun a machine that automatically provides a supply of some material
    feeder.
    • the feeder discharged feed into a trough for the livestock

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brick

  • noun rectangular block of clay baked by the sun or in a kiln; used as a building or paving material
  • noun a good fellow; helpful and trustworthy

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monetize

  • verb give legal value to or establish as the legal tender of a country
    monetise.
    • They monetized the lira

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transfusion

  • noun the introduction of blood or blood plasma into a vein or artery
    blood transfusion.
  • noun the action of pouring a liquid from one vessel to another

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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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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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containerize

  • verb package in a container
    containerise.
    • The cargo was containerized for safe and efficient shipping

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catch

  • noun a drawback or difficulty that is not readily evident
    gimmick.
    • it sounds good but what's the catch?
  • noun the quantity that was caught
    haul.
    • the catch was only 10 fish

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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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funk

  • noun a state of nervous depression
    blue funk.
    • he was in a funk
  • noun United States biochemist (born in Poland) who showed that several diseases were caused by dietary deficiencies and who coined the term `vitamin' for the chemicals involved (1884-1967)
    Casimir Funk.

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case

  • noun an occurrence of something
    instance; example.
    • it was a case of bad judgment
    • another instance occurred yesterday
    • but there is always the famous example of the Smiths
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    event.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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wallow

  • noun a puddle where animals go to wallow
  • noun an indolent or clumsy rolling about
    • a good wallow in the water

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enfold

  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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slumber

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

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legitimise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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budget

  • noun a sum of money allocated for a particular purpose
    • the laboratory runs on a budget of a million a year
  • noun a summary of intended expenditures along with proposals for how to meet them
    • the president submitted the annual budget to Congress

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rope

  • noun a strong line
  • noun street names for flunitrazepan
    R-2; roofy; forget me drug; Mexican valium; rophy; roach; circle.

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shirtfront

  • noun the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket)
    • he had spilled catsup on his shirtfront
  • noun a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
    dicky; dickie; dickey.

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pack

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

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sleeping_car

  • noun a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
    wagon-lit; sleeper.

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bathe

  • noun the act of swimming
    • the Englishman said he had a good bathe
  • verb cleanse the entire body
    • bathe daily

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cupful

  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cup.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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hook_up

  • verb connect or link
    • hook up the houses to the gas supply line
    • Hook up the components of the new sound system

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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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roil

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

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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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put_up

  • verb place so as to be noticed
    post.
    • post a sign
    • post a warning at the dump
  • verb mount or put up
    provide; offer.
    • put up a good fight
    • offer resistance

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nidation

  • noun (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
    implantation.

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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mope_around

  • verb move around slowly and aimlessly
    mope.

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matriculation

  • noun admission to a group (especially a college or university)
    matric.

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pay

  • noun something that remunerates
    wage; earnings; salary; remuneration.
    • wages were paid by check
    • he wasted his pay on drink
    • they saved a quarter of all their earnings
  • verb give money, usually in exchange for goods or services
    • I paid four dollars for this sandwich
    • Pay the waitress, please

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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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authorise

  • verb give or delegate power or authority to
    authorize; empower.
    • She authorized her assistant to sign the papers
  • verb grant authorization or clearance for
    authorize; clear; pass.
    • Clear the manuscript for publication
    • The rock star never authorized this slanderous biography

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connection

  • noun a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)
    connexion; connectedness.
    • there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare
  • noun the state of being connected
    link; connectedness.
    • the connection between church and state is inescapable

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take_a_joke

  • verb listen to a joke at one's own expense
    • Can't you take a joke?

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film

  • noun a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
    flick; picture; picture show; pic; movie; motion picture; moving-picture show; motion-picture show; moving picture.
    • they went to a movie every Saturday night
    • the film was shot on location
  • noun a medium that disseminates moving pictures
    celluloid; cinema.
    • theater pieces transferred to celluloid
    • this story would be good cinema
    • film coverage of sporting events

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legitimatise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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potter_around

  • verb move around aimlessly
    putter; potter; putter around.

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capsulize

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsulate; capsule; capsulise.
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsulise; capsule; encapsulate.
    • capsulize the news

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capsulise

  • verb enclose in a capsule
    capsulate; capsule; capsulize.
  • verb put in a short or concise form; reduce in volume
    capsule; encapsulate; capsulize.
    • capsulize the news

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teeter

  • noun a plaything consisting of a board balanced on a fulcrum; the board is ridden up and down by children at either end
    tilting board; teeter-totter; teetertotter; seesaw; dandle board; teeterboard.
  • verb move unsteadily, with a rocking motion
    totter; seesaw.

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nest

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

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kip

  • noun sleep
    • roused him from his kip
  • noun the basic unit of money in Laos

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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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effect

  • noun a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon
    result; consequence; upshot; outcome; issue; event.
    • the magnetic effect was greater when the rod was lengthwise
    • his decision had depressing consequences for business
    • he acted very wise after the event
  • noun an outward appearance
    impression.
    • he made a good impression
    • I wanted to create an impression of success
    • she retained that bold effect in her reproductions of the original painting

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lurch

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

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flurry

  • noun a rapid active commotion
    fuss; bustle; ado; stir; hustle.
  • noun a light brief snowfall and gust of wind (or something resembling that)
    snow flurry.
    • he had to close the window against the flurries
    • there was a flurry of chicken feathers

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injector

  • noun a contrivance for injecting (e.g., water into the boiler of a steam engine or particles into an accelerator etc.)

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catheter

  • noun a thin flexible tube inserted into the body to permit introduction or withdrawal of fluids or to keep the passageway open

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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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furlough

  • noun a temporary leave of absence from military duty
  • verb dismiss, usually for economic reasons
    lay off.
    • She was laid off together with hundreds of other workers when the company downsized

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mill_about

  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; linger; lollygag; lurk; tarry; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?
  • verb move about in a confused manner
    mill; mill around.

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fencing

  • noun a barrier that serves to enclose an area
    fence.
  • noun material for building fences
    fencing material.

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position

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

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sheathe

  • verb cover with a protective sheathing
    • sheathe her face
  • verb enclose with a sheath
    • sheathe a sword

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instillation

  • noun the introduction of a liquid (by pouring or injection) drop by drop
    instilment; instillment.
  • noun a liquid that is instilled drop by drop

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shroud

  • noun a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute
  • noun (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    mainsheet; tack; sheet; weather sheet.

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bending

  • noun movement that causes the formation of a curve
    bend.
  • noun the property of being bent or deflected
    deflexion; deflection.

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money

  • noun the most common medium of exchange; functions as legal tender
    • we tried to collect the money he owed us
  • noun wealth reckoned in terms of money
    • all his money is in real estate

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canulation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; cannulization; cannulisation; intubation; canulization; cannulation.

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ease_up

  • verb move in order to make room for someone for something
    give way; move over; yield; give.
    • The park gave way to a supermarket
    • `Move over,' he told the crowd
  • verb become less intense
    slacken off; flag; ease off.

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seats

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating; seating area; seating room.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom
  • noun a space reserved for sitting (as in a theater or on a train or airplane)
    place; seat.
    • he booked their seats in advance
    • he sat in someone else's place

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cut

  • noun a share of the profits
    • everyone got a cut of the earnings
  • noun (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next
    • the cut from the accident scene to the hospital seemed too abrupt

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console

  • noun a small table fixed to a wall or designed to stand against a wall
    console table.
  • noun a scientific instrument consisting of displays and an input device that an operator can use to monitor and control a system (especially a computer system)

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cup

  • noun a small open container usually used for drinking; usually has a handle
    • he put the cup back in the saucer
    • the handle of the cup was missing
  • noun the quantity a cup will hold
    cupful.
    • he drank a cup of coffee
    • he borrowed a cup of sugar

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admission

  • noun the act of admitting someone to enter
    admittance.
    • the surgery was performed on his second admission to the clinic
  • noun an acknowledgment of the truth of something

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supply

  • noun an amount of something available for use
  • noun offering goods and services for sale

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o.k.

  • noun an endorsement
    okey; OK; okay; okeh.
    • they gave us the O.K. to go ahead
  • verb give sanction to
    okay; approve; sanction.
    • I approve of his educational policies

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narrowing

  • noun an instance of becoming narrow
  • noun a decrease in width

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bench

  • noun a long seat for more than one person
  • noun a level shelf of land interrupting a declivity (with steep slopes above and below)
    terrace.

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dicky

  • noun a small third seat in the back of an old-fashioned two-seater
    dickey; dickie; dicky-seat; dickie-seat; dickey-seat.
  • noun a man's detachable insert (usually starched) to simulate the front of a shirt
    shirtfront; dickie; dickey.

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intubation

  • noun the insertion of a cannula or tube into a hollow body organ
    canulisation; canulation; cannulization; cannulisation; canulization; cannulation.

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bank

  • noun sloping land (especially the slope beside a body of water)
    • they pulled the canoe up on the bank
    • he sat on the bank of the river and watched the currents
  • noun a financial institution that accepts deposits and channels the money into lending activities
    banking concern; depository financial institution; banking company.
    • he cashed a check at the bank
    • that bank holds the mortgage on my home

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move_involuntarily

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move reflexively.

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envelopment

  • noun the act of enclosing something inside something else
    inclosure; enclosure; enclosing.

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input

  • noun signal going into an electronic system
    input signal.
  • noun a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
    comment; remark.
    • from time to time she contributed a personal comment on his account

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warrant

  • noun a writ from a court commanding police to perform specified acts
  • noun a type of security issued by a corporation (usually together with a bond or preferred stock) that gives the holder the right to purchase a certain amount of common stock at a stated price
    stock warrant; stock-purchase warrant.
    • as a sweetener they offered warrants along with the fixed-income securities

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match

  • noun lighter consisting of a thin piece of wood or cardboard tipped with combustible chemical; ignites with friction
    lucifer; friction match.
    • he always carries matches to light his pipe
    • as long you've a lucifer to light your fag
  • noun a formal contest in which two or more persons or teams compete

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cordon

  • noun a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing
  • noun cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank

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jutting

  • noun the act of projecting out from something
    protrusion; projection; jut.
  • verb extend out or project in space
    project; protrude; jut out; stick out; jut.
    • His sharp nose jutted out
    • A single rock sticks out from the cliff

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wall_up

  • verb enclose with a wall
    wall in.

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around

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

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wagon

  • noun any of various kinds of wheeled vehicles drawn by an animal or a tractor
    waggon.
  • noun van used by police to transport prisoners
    police van; paddy wagon; police wagon; patrol wagon; black Maria.

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couple

  • noun a pair who associate with one another
    twosome; duet; duo.
    • the engaged couple
    • an inseparable twosome
  • noun a pair of people who live together
    mates; match.
    • a married couple from Chicago

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displace

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

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snap

  • noun the act of catching an object with the hands
    catch; grab; snatch.
    • Mays made the catch with his back to the plate
    • he made a grab for the ball before it landed
    • Martin's snatch at the bridle failed and the horse raced away
    • the infielder's snap and throw was a single motion
  • noun a spell of cold weather
    • a cold snap in the middle of May

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log_z's

  • verb be asleep
    catch some Z's; slumber; kip; sleep.

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legitimatize

  • verb make legal
    decriminalize; legitimatise; legalise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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insert

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

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gift

  • noun something acquired without compensation
  • noun natural abilities or qualities
    talent; endowment; natural endowment.

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wagon-lit

  • noun a passenger car that has berths for sleeping
    sleeping car; sleeper.

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sleeping

  • noun the state of being asleep
  • noun quiet and inactive restfulness
    quiescence; quiescency; dormancy.

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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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flux

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

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rabbet

  • noun a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
    rebate.
  • verb join with a rabbet joint

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trip_the_light_fantastic_toe

  • verb move in a pattern; usually to musical accompaniment; do or perform a dance
    dance; trip the light fantastic.
    • My husband and I like to dance at home to the radio

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anastomose

  • verb come together or open into each other
    inosculate.
    • the blood vessels anastomose
  • verb cause to join or open into each other by anastomosis
    inosculate.
    • anastomose blood vessels

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seating

  • noun an area that includes places where several people can sit
    seating area; seating room; seats.
    • there is seating for 40 students in this classroom
  • noun the service of ushering people to their seats

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tumble

  • noun an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end
  • noun a sudden drop from an upright position
    fall; spill.
    • he had a nasty spill on the ice

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entrance_money

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    admission charge; price of admission; admission; admission price; admission fee; entrance fee.

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embroil

  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    sweep; drag; drag in; sweep up; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business

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sanction

  • noun formal and explicit approval
    indorsement; countenance; endorsement; imprimatur; warrant.
    • a Democrat usually gets the union's endorsement
  • noun a mechanism of social control for enforcing a society's standards

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some

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass nouns or plural count nouns to indicate an unspecified number or quantity
    • have some milk
    • some roses were still blooming
    • having some friends over
    • some apples
    • some paper
  • adjective satellite relatively much but unspecified in amount or extent
    • we talked for some time
    • he was still some distance away

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back

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

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pall

  • noun a sudden numbing dread
    chill.
  • noun burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped
    shroud; winding-sheet; winding-clothes; cerement.

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transport

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

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matriculate

  • noun someone who has been admitted to a college or university
  • verb enroll as a student

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squirm

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

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for

In the most general sense, indicating that in consideration of, in view of, or with reference to, which anything is done or takes place.

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chamber

  • noun a natural or artificial enclosed space
  • noun an enclosed volume in the body
    • the chambers of his heart were healthy

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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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putter

  • noun a golfer who is putting
  • noun the iron normally used on the putting green
    putting iron.

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lean

  • noun the property possessed by a line or surface that departs from the vertical
    tilt; list; leaning; inclination.
    • the tower had a pronounced tilt
    • the ship developed a list to starboard
    • he walked with a heavy inclination to the right
  • verb to incline or bend from a vertical position
    tilt; tip; slant; angle.
    • She leaned over the banister

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sweep_up

  • verb force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action
    embroil; sweep; drag; drag in; tangle.
    • They were swept up by the events
    • don't drag me into this business
  • verb take up the cause, ideology, practice, method, of someone and use it as one's own
    adopt; embrace; espouse.
    • She embraced Catholicism
    • They adopted the Jewish faith

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inoculate

  • verb introduce an idea or attitude into the mind of
    • My teachers inoculated me with their beliefs
  • verb introduce a microorganism into

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leap

  • noun a light, self-propelled movement upwards or forwards
    spring; leaping; bounce; bound; saltation.
  • noun an abrupt transition
    jump; saltation.
    • a successful leap from college to the major leagues

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exit

  • noun an opening that permits escape or release
    issue; way out; outlet.
    • he blocked the way out
    • the canyon had only one issue
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; expiration; release; passing.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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inject

  • verb give an injection to
    shoot.
    • We injected the glucose into the patient's vein
  • verb to introduce (a new aspect or element)
    • He injected new life into the performance

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interleave

  • verb provide (books) with blank leaves
  • verb intersperse the sectors on the concentric magnetic circular patterns written on a computer disk surface to guide the storing and recording of data

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grafting

  • noun the act of grafting something onto something else
    graft.
  • verb cause to grow together parts from different plants
    ingraft; engraft; graft.
    • graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree

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hustle

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

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containerise

  • verb package in a container
    containerize.
    • The cargo was containerized for safe and efficient shipping

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run

  • noun a score in baseball made by a runner touching all four bases safely
    tally.
    • the Yankees scored 3 runs in the bottom of the 9th
    • their first tally came in the 3rd inning
  • noun the act of testing something
    test; trial.
    • in the experimental trials the amount of carbon was measured separately
    • he called each flip of the coin a new trial

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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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ply

  • noun one of the strands twisted together to make yarn or rope or thread; often used in combination
    • three-ply cord
    • four-ply yarn
  • noun (usually in combinations) one of several layers of cloth or paper or wood as in plywood

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fee

  • noun a fixed charge for a privilege or for professional services
  • noun an interest in land capable of being inherited

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yoke

  • noun fabric comprising a fitted part at the top of a garment
  • noun an oppressive power
    • under the yoke of a tyrant
    • they threw off the yoke of domination

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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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interdepend

  • verb be connected
    hang together.
    • In my heart I can make the world hang together

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budget_for

  • verb calculate enough money for; provide for in the budget
    • I have not budgeted for these expensive meals

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shunt

  • noun a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another
    • an arteriovenus shunt
  • noun a conductor having low resistance in parallel with another device to divert a fraction of the current
    electrical shunt; bypass.

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bury

  • verb cover from sight
    • Afghani women buried under their burkas
  • verb place in a grave or tomb
    lay to rest; inhume; inter; entomb.
    • Stalin was buried behind the Kremlin wall on Red Square
    • The pharaohs were entombed in the pyramids
    • My grandfather was laid to rest last Sunday

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throw

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

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plug

  • noun blockage consisting of an object designed to fill a hole tightly
    stopper; stopple.
  • noun a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    chew; wad; quid; cud; chaw.

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cannulise

  • verb introduce a cannula or tube into
    intubate; canulate; cannulate; cannulize.
    • Cannulate the blood vessel in the neck

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about

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

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good

  • noun benefit
    • for your own good
    • what's the good of worrying?
  • noun moral excellence or admirableness
    goodness.
    • there is much good to be found in people

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readmit

  • verb admit anew
    • The refugee was readmitted into his home country
  • verb admit again or anew
    • After paying a penalty, the player was readmitted

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linger

  • verb remain present although waning or gradually dying
    • Her perfume lingered on
  • verb be about
    loaf; footle; mess about; lallygag; lollygag; lurk; tarry; mill about; hang around; lounge; loiter; mill around.
    • The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square
    • Who is this man that is hanging around the department?

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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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plug_into

  • verb plug into an outlet
    plug in; connect.
    • Please plug in the toaster!
    • Connect the TV so we can watch the football game tonight

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enshroud

  • verb cover as if with a shroud
    shroud; hide; cover.
    • The origins of this civilization are shrouded in mystery

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chop

  • noun the irregular motion of waves (usually caused by wind blowing in a direction opposite to the tide)
    • the boat headed into the chop
  • noun a small cut of meat including part of a rib

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admission_price

  • noun the fee charged for admission
    entrance money; admission charge; price of admission; admission; admission fee; entrance fee.

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stand

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

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wobble

  • noun an unsteady rocking motion
  • verb move unsteadily
    coggle.
    • His knees wobbled
    • The old cart wobbled down the street

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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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rope_in

  • verb divide by means of a rope
    rope off; cordon off.
    • The police roped off the area where the crime occurred
  • verb draw in as if with a rope; lure
    • The agent had roped in several customers

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put_in

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

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implantation

  • noun (embryology) the organic process whereby a fertilized egg becomes implanted in the lining of the uterus of placental mammals
    nidation.
  • noun the act of planting or setting in the ground

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into

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

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legalise

  • verb make legal
    legitimatize; decriminalize; legitimatise; legalize; legitimise; legitimate; decriminalise; legitimize.
    • Marijuana should be legalized

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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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cordon_off

  • verb divide by means of a rope
    rope in; rope off.
    • The police roped off the area where the crime occurred

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down

  • noun soft fine feathers
    down feather.
  • noun (American football) a complete play to advance the football
    • you have four downs to gain ten yards

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brush

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

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wrap

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

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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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benight

  • verb overtake with darkness or night
  • verb envelop with social, intellectual, or moral darkness
    • The benighted peoples of this area

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sashay

  • noun a square dance figure; partners circle each other taking sideways steps
  • noun (ballet) quick gliding steps with one foot always leading
    chasse.

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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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log

  • noun a segment of the trunk of a tree when stripped of branches
  • noun the exponent required to produce a given number
    logarithm.

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area

  • noun a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
    country.
    • it was a mountainous area
    • Bible country
  • noun a subject of study
    • it was his area of specialization
    • areas of interest include...

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transfer

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

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housing

  • noun structures collectively in which people are housed
    living accommodations; lodging.
  • noun a protective cover designed to contain or support a mechanical component

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lowering

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

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live_with

  • verb tolerate or accommodate oneself to
    swallow; accept.
    • I shall have to accept these unpleasant working conditions
    • I swallowed the insult
    • She has learned to live with her husband's little idiosyncrasies

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start

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

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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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spring

  • noun the season of growth
    springtime.
    • the emerging buds were a sure sign of spring
    • he will hold office until the spring of next year
  • noun a metal elastic device that returns to its shape or position when pushed or pulled or pressed
    • the spring was broken

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go_in

  • verb to come or go into
    move into; get into; come in; go into; enter; get in.
    • the boat entered an area of shallow marshes

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close_up

  • verb cease to operate or cause to cease operating
    shut down; close; close down; fold.
    • The owners decided to move and to close the factory
    • My business closes every night at 8 P.M.
    • close up the shop
  • verb block passage through
    obstruct; obturate; jam; impede; occlude; block.
    • obstruct the path

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take_into_account

  • verb allow or plan for a certain possibility; concede the truth or validity of something
    allow.
    • I allow for this possibility
    • The seamstress planned for 5% shrinkage after the first wash

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inclose

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

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glass_in

  • verb enclose with glass
    glass.
    • glass in a porch

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link

  • noun the means of connection between things linked in series
    nexus.
  • noun a fastener that serves to join or connect
    tie-in; linkup; tie.
    • the walls are held together with metal links placed in the wet mortar during construction

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jut

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

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wince

  • noun the facial expression of sudden pain
  • noun a reflex response to sudden pain
    flinch.

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injection

  • noun the forceful insertion of a substance under pressure
  • noun any solution that is injected (as into the skin)
    injectant.

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brick_in

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick up; brick over.

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eat

  • verb take in solid food
    • She was eating a banana
    • What did you eat for dinner last night?
  • verb eat a meal; take a meal
    • We did not eat until 10 P.M. because there were so many phone calls
    • I didn't eat yet, so I gladly accept your invitation

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fort

  • noun a fortified military post where troops are stationed
    garrison.
  • noun a fortified defensive structure
    fortress.

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indorse

  • verb be behind; approve of
    plunk for; support; plump for; back; endorse.
    • He plumped for the Labor Party
    • I backed Kennedy in 1960
  • verb give support or one's approval to
    second; back; endorse.
    • I'll second that motion
    • I can't back this plan
    • endorse a new project

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flip

  • noun an acrobatic feat in which the feet roll over the head (either forward or backward) and return
    summersault; somersault; summerset; somerset; somersaulting.
  • noun hot or cold alcoholic mixed drink containing a beaten egg

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engraft

  • verb cause to grow together parts from different plants
    ingraft; graft.
    • graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree
  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; implant; imbed; embed.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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incasement

  • noun the act of enclosing something in a case
    encasement.

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embed

  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; implant; imbed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum
  • verb attach to, as a journalist to a military unit when reporting on a war
    • The young reporter was embedded with the Third Division

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piece

  • noun a separate part of a whole
    • an important piece of the evidence
  • noun an item that is an instance of some type;
    • he designed a new piece of equipment
    • she bought a lovely piece of china

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clear

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

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computing

  • noun the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
    computer science.
  • noun the procedure of calculating; determining something by mathematical or logical methods
    calculation; computation.

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cover

  • noun a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something
    concealment; covert; screen.
    • a screen of trees afforded privacy
    • under cover of darkness
    • the brush provided a covert for game
    • the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background
  • noun bedding that keeps a person warm in bed
    blanket.
    • he pulled the covers over his head and went to sleep

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package

  • noun a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    parcel; packet; bundle.
  • noun a wrapped container
    parcel.

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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formalise

  • verb make formal or official
    formalize.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    formalize; validate.

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organ_transplant

  • noun an operation moving an organ from one organism (the donor) to another (the recipient)
    transplantation; 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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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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pit

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

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trip

  • noun a journey for some purpose (usually including the return)
    • he took a trip to the shopping center
  • noun a hallucinatory experience induced by drugs
    • an acid trip

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brick_up

  • verb wall up with brick
    brick in; brick over.

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graft

  • noun (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
    transplant.
  • noun the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
    bribery.

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planting

  • noun the act of fixing firmly in place
    • he ordered the planting of policemen outside every doorway
  • noun a collection of plants (trees or shrubs or flowers) in a particular area
    • the landscape architect suggested a small planting in the northwest corner

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approbate

  • verb approve or sanction officially
  • verb accept (documents) as valid

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heave

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

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instillator

  • noun medical apparatus that puts a liquid into a cavity drop by drop

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catch_a_wink

  • verb take a siesta
    nap; catnap.
    • She naps everyday after lunch for an hour

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nap

  • noun a period of time spent sleeping
    sleep.
    • he felt better after a little sleep
    • there wasn't time for a nap
  • noun a soft or fuzzy surface texture

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shrine

  • noun a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person
  • verb enclose in a shrine
    enshrine.
    • the saint's bones were enshrined in the cathedral

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formalize

  • verb make formal or official
    formalise.
    • We formalized the appointment and gave him a title
  • verb declare or make legally valid
    validate; formalise.

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tie

  • noun neckwear consisting of a long narrow piece of material worn (mostly by men) under a collar and tied in knot at the front
    necktie.
    • he stood in front of the mirror tightening his necktie
    • he wore a vest and tie
  • noun a social or business relationship
    affiliation; tie-up; association.
    • a valuable financial affiliation
    • he was sorry he had to sever his ties with other members of the team
    • many close associations with England

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implant

  • noun a prosthesis placed permanently in tissue
  • verb fix or set securely or deeply
    plant; imbed; embed; engraft.
    • He planted a knee in the back of his opponent
    • The dentist implanted a tooth in the gum

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confine

  • verb place limits on (extent or access)
    throttle; bound; restrict; trammel; restrain; limit.
    • restrict the use of this parking lot
    • limit the time you can spend with your friends
  • verb restrict or confine, "I limit you to two visits to the pub a day"
    circumscribe; limit.

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interlard

  • verb introduce one's writing or speech with certain expressions
    intersperse.

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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sink

  • noun plumbing fixture consisting of a water basin fixed to a wall or floor and having a drainpipe
  • noun (technology) a process that acts to absorb or remove energy or a substance from a system
    • the ocean is a sink for carbon dioxide

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vaccinate

  • verb perform vaccinations or produce immunity in by inoculation
    inoculate; immunise; immunize.
    • We vaccinate against scarlet fever
    • The nurse vaccinated the children in the school

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separate

  • noun a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
    offprint; reprint.
  • noun a garment that can be purchased separately and worn in combinations with other garments

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slant

  • noun a biased way of looking at or presenting something
    angle.
  • noun degree of deviation from a horizontal plane
    rake; pitch.
    • the roof had a steep pitch

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bundle

  • noun a collection of things wrapped or boxed together
    parcel; packet; package.
  • noun a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing
    sheaf.

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fence_in

  • verb enclose with a fence
    fence.
    • we fenced in our yard
  • verb surround with a wall in order to fortify
    wall; surround; palisade; fence.

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drag

  • noun the phenomenon of resistance to motion through a fluid
    retarding force.
  • noun something that slows or delays progress
    • taxation is a drag on the economy
    • too many laws are a drag on the use of new land

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cater

  • verb give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance
    provide; ply; supply.
    • The hostess provided lunch for all the guests
  • verb supply food ready to eat; for parties and banquets

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ankylose

  • verb produce ankylosis by surgery
    ancylose.
  • verb undergo ankylosis
    ancylose.
    • joints ankylose

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squinch

  • noun a small arch built across the interior angle of two walls (usually to support a spire)
  • verb crouch down

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coupling

  • noun a connection (like a clamp or vise) between two things so they move together
    yoke.
  • noun a mechanical device that serves to connect the ends of adjacent objects
    coupler.

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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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bundle_up

  • verb make into a bundle
    roll up; bundle.
    • he bundled up his few possessions
  • verb dress warmly
    • Mother bundled up the children for the long way to school

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jacket

  • noun a short coat
  • noun an outer wrapping or casing
    • phonograph records were sold in cardboard jackets

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enfolding

  • noun the action of enfolding something
    involution.
  • verb enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering
    wrap; enclose; envelop; enfold; enwrap.
    • Fog enveloped the house

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inset

  • noun a small picture inserted within the bounds or a larger one
  • noun an artifact that is inserted or is to be inserted
    insert.

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let_in

  • verb allow participation in or the right to be part of; permit to exercise the rights, functions, and responsibilities of
    admit; include.
    • admit someone to the profession
    • She was admitted to the New Jersey Bar
  • verb allow to enter; grant entry to
    intromit; admit; allow in.
    • We cannot admit non-members into our club building
    • This pipe admits air

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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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