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navigate (Also navigated, navigates, navigating) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to navigate

bluejacket

  • noun a serviceman in the navy
    navy man; sailor; sailor boy.

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pussyfoot

  • verb to go stealthily or furtively
    mouse; sneak; creep.
    • ..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house

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all

  • adjective quantifier; used with either mass or count nouns to indicate the whole number or amount of or every one of a class
    • we sat up all night
    • ate all the food
    • all men are mortal
    • all parties are welcome
  • adjective satellite completely given to or absorbed by
    • became all attention

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get_around

  • verb be released or become known; of news
    break; get out.
    • News of her death broke in the morning
  • verb avoid something unpleasant or laborious
    short-circuit; go around; bypass.
    • You cannot bypass these rules!

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founder

  • noun inflammation of the laminated tissue that attaches the hoof to the foot of a horse
    laminitis.
  • noun a person who founds or establishes some institution
    founding father; father; beginner.
    • George Washington is the father of his country

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whoosh

  • noun the noise produced by the sudden rush of a fluid (a gas or liquid)
    swoosh.
  • verb move with a sibilant sound
    woosh.
    • He whooshed the doors open

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take_the_air

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

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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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alien

  • noun a person who comes from a foreign country; someone who does not owe allegiance to your country
    noncitizen; foreigner; outlander.
  • noun anyone who does not belong in the environment in which they are found
    unknown; stranger.

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avalanche

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

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commute

  • noun a regular journey of some distance to and from your place of work
    • there is standing room only on the high-speed commute
  • verb exchange positions without a change in value
    transpose.
    • These operators commute with each other

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skim

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

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skiing

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

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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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follow

  • verb to travel behind, go after, come after
    • The ducklings followed their mother around the pond
    • Please follow the guide through the museum
  • verb be later in time
    postdate.
    • Tuesday always follows Monday

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captain

  • noun an officer holding a rank below a major but above a lieutenant
  • noun the naval officer in command of a military ship
    skipper.

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shlep

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

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shamble

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

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pass_on

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

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swag

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

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low_level_flight

  • noun flight at very low altitudes
    terrain flight.

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revolve_around

  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work
  • verb move around in a circular motion
    circle round; circle around.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun

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freelance

  • noun a writer or artist who sells services to different employers without a long-term contract with any of them
    independent; freelancer; free-lance; free lance; self-employed person.
  • verb work independently and on temporary contracts rather than for a long-term employer

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flash

  • noun a sudden intense burst of radiant energy
  • noun a momentary brightness

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send

  • verb cause to go somewhere
    direct.
    • The explosion sent the car flying in the air
    • She sent her children to camp
    • He directed all his energies into his dissertation
  • verb to cause or order to be taken, directed, or transmitted to another place
    send out.
    • He had sent the dispatches downtown to the proper people and had slept

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move_on

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

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charge

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

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march_on

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

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lap

  • noun the upper side of the thighs of a seated person
    • he picked up the little girl and plopped her down in his lap
  • noun an area of control or responsibility
    • the job fell right in my lap

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under

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

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volunteer

  • noun (military) a person who freely enlists for service
    military volunteer; voluntary.
  • noun a person who performs voluntary work
    unpaid worker.

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ride

  • noun a journey in a vehicle (usually an automobile)
    drive.
    • he took the family for a drive in his new car
  • noun a mechanical device that you ride for amusement or excitement

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ballooning

  • noun flying in a balloon
  • verb ride in a hot-air balloon
    balloon.
    • He tried to balloon around the earth but storms forced him to land in China

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retire

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

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icing

  • noun the formation of frost or ice on a surface
    frost.
  • noun a flavored sugar topping used to coat and decorate cakes
    frosting; ice.

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rise

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

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skitter

  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; scurry; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground
  • verb glide easily along a surface

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snowshoe

  • noun a device to help you walk on deep snow; a lightweight frame shaped like a racquet is strengthened with cross pieces and contains a network of thongs; one is worn on each foot
  • verb travel on snowshoes
    • After a heavy snowfall, we have to snowshoe to the grocery store

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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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embark

  • verb go on board
    ship.
  • verb set out on (an enterprise or subject of study)
    enter.
    • she embarked upon a new career

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decamp

  • verb leave a camp
    break camp.
    • The hikers decamped before dawn
  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; absquatulate; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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sailplane

  • noun aircraft supported only by the dynamic action of air against its surfaces
    glider.
  • verb fly a plane without an engine
    soar.

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fall

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

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cook

  • noun someone who cooks food
  • noun English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)
    Captain Cook; James Cook; Captain James Cook.

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tramp_down

  • verb walk on and flatten
    trample; tread down.
    • tramp down the grass
    • trample the flowers

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blast

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

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roving

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; wandering.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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school

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

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double-park

  • verb park a vehicle alongside another

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whisk

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

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whish

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

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level

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

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tear

  • noun a drop of the clear salty saline solution secreted by the lacrimal glands
    teardrop.
    • his story brought tears to her eyes
  • noun an opening made forcibly as by pulling apart
    split; rent; rip; snag.
    • there was a rip in his pants
    • she had snags in her stockings

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flyover

  • noun bridge formed by the upper level of a crossing of two highways at different levels
    overpass.
  • noun a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
    flypast; fly-by.

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cut_across

  • verb travel across or pass over
    traverse; track; pass over; get across; cover; cross; cut through; get over.
    • The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day
  • verb be contrary to ordinary procedure or limitations
    • Opinions on bombing the Serbs cut across party lines

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race

  • noun any competition
    • the race for the presidency
  • noun a contest of speed
    • the race is to the swift

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encroach

  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; impinge.
  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    impinge; trench; entrench.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains

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move_through

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

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bucket_along

  • verb move fast
    rush; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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dip

  • noun a depression in an otherwise level surface
    • there was a dip in the road
  • noun (physics) the angle that a magnetic needle makes with the plane of the horizon
    magnetic dip; angle of dip; inclination; magnetic inclination.

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heading

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    header; head.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun the direction or path along which something moves or along which it lies
    aim; bearing.

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chandelle

  • noun a flight maneuver consisting of a steep climbing turn executed to gain altitude while changing direction
  • verb climb suddenly and steeply
    • The airplane chandelled

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aeronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    astronautics.

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poise

  • noun a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
  • noun a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium

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work

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

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walk_about

  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk around; perambulate.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park

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stunt_flier

  • noun a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
    stunt pilot; barnstormer.

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tittup

  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; strut; prance; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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blitz

  • noun (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line
    linebacker blitzing; safety blitz.
  • noun a swift and violent military offensive with intensive aerial bombardment
    blitzkrieg.

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direct

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

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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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walk_around

  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk about; perambulate.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park
  • verb walk around something
    circumambulate.

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senior_pilot

  • noun the pilot in charge of an airship
    captain.

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water_ski

  • noun broad ski for skimming over water towed by a speedboat
  • verb ride water skis

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canalize

  • verb provide (a city) with a canal
    canal; canalise.
  • verb direct the flow of
    canalise; channel.
    • channel information towards a broad audience

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surmountable

  • adjective capable of being surmounted or overcome
    • situations of measurable and surmountable danger
  • adjective satellite capable of being surmounted
    climbable.

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mainsheet

  • noun (nautical) a line (rope or chain) that regulates the angle at which a sail is set in relation to the wind
    tack; sheet; shroud; weather sheet.

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canvass

  • noun the setting for a narrative or fictional or dramatic account
    canvas.
    • the crowded canvas of history
    • the movie demanded a dramatic canvas of sound
  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    public opinion poll; poll; opinion poll.

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head_home

  • verb return home
    go home.
    • After the movie, we went home

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channelize

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

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move_around

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

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cobbling

  • noun the shoemaker's trade
    shoe repairing; shoemaking.
  • verb pave with cobblestones
    cobblestone; cobble.

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aim

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    intention; design; intent; purpose.
    • his intent was to provide a new translation
    • good intentions are not enough
    • it was created with the conscious aim of answering immediate needs
    • he made no secret of his designs
  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    objective; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children

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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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poke

  • noun tall coarse perennial American herb having small white flowers followed by blackish-red berries on long drooping racemes; young fleshy stems are edible; berries and root are poisonous
    scoke; Phytolacca americana; garget; pigeon berry.
  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    dawdler; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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pace

  • noun the rate of moving (especially walking or running)
    gait.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    footstep; step; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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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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headsail

  • noun any sail set forward of the foremast of a vessel

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belt_along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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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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paddle

  • noun small wooden bat with a flat surface; used for hitting balls in various games
  • noun a blade of a paddle wheel or water wheel

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skid

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

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con

  • noun an argument opposed to a proposal
  • noun a person serving a sentence in a jail or prison
    inmate; convict; yard bird; yardbird.

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conduct

  • noun manner of acting or controlling yourself
    behaviour; doings; behavior.
  • noun (behavioral attributes) the way a person behaves toward other people
    demeanour; behaviour; demeanor; deportment; behavior.

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press_of_sail

  • noun the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely
    press of canvas.

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circle_around

  • verb move around in a circular motion
    circle round; revolve around.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun

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row

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

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pull_away

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

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spirt

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

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body

  • noun the entire structure of an organism (an animal, plant, or human being)
    organic structure; physical structure.
    • he felt as if his whole body were on fire
  • noun a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity
    • the whole body filed out of the auditorium
    • the student body
    • administrative body

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cut_back

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

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take_the_road

  • verb give theatrical performances while traveling from town to town

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waddle

  • noun walking with short steps and the weight tilting from one foot to the other
    • ducks walk with a waddle
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; paddle; coggle; dodder; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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ruffle

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    flounce; frill; furbelow.
  • noun a high tight collar
    choker; neck ruff; ruff.

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dead_reckoning

  • noun an estimate based on little or no information
    guesswork; guess; shot; guessing.
  • noun navigation without the aid of celestial observations

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abscond

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    make off; absquatulate; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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pushing

  • noun the act of applying force in order to move something away
    push.
    • he gave the door a hard push
    • the pushing is good exercise
  • verb move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner"
    push; force.

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selcraig

  • noun Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
    Selkirk; Alexander Selkirk; Alexander Selcraig.

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topgallant_sail

  • noun a sail set on a yard of a topgallant mast
    topgallant.

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herd

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

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water

  • noun binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
    H2O.
  • noun the part of the earth's surface covered with water (such as a river or lake or ocean)
    body of water.
    • they invaded our territorial waters
    • they were sitting by the water's edge

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following

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

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test

  • noun trying something to find out about it
    trial; trial run; tryout.
    • a sample for ten days free trial
    • a trial of progesterone failed to relieve the pain
  • noun any standardized procedure for measuring sensitivity or memory or intelligence or aptitude or personality etc
    mental testing; mental test; psychometric test.
    • the test was standardized on a large sample of students

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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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charles_a._lindbergh

  • noun United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
    Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Lindbergh; Charles Lindbergh; Lucky Lindy.

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address

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

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path

  • noun a course of conduct
    way of life; way.
    • the path of virtue
    • we went our separate ways
    • our paths in life led us apart
    • genius usually follows a revolutionary path
  • noun a way especially designed for a particular use

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along

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

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seafaring

  • noun the work of a sailor
    navigation; sailing.
  • noun travel by water
    water travel.

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backlash

  • noun a movement back from an impact
    repercussion; rebound; recoil.
  • noun an adverse reaction to some political or social occurrence
    • there was a backlash of intolerance

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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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retrograde

  • verb move backward in an orbit, of celestial bodies
  • verb move in a direction contrary to the usual one
    • retrograding planets

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dry

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

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boy

  • noun a youthful male person
    male child.
    • the baby was a boy
    • she made the boy brush his teeth every night
    • most soldiers are only boys in uniform
  • noun a friendly informal reference to a grown man
    • he likes to play golf with the boys

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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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ahead

  • adjective satellite having the leading position or higher score in a contest
    leading; in the lead.
    • he is ahead by a pawn
    • the leading team in the pennant race
  • adverb at or in the front
    in front; before.
    • I see the lights of a town ahead
    • the road ahead is foggy
    • staring straight ahead
    • we couldn't see over the heads of the people in front
    • with the cross of Jesus marching on before

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shift

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

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ride_horseback

  • verb ride on horseback

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whine

  • noun a complaint uttered in a plaintive whining way
    whimper.
  • verb move with a whining sound
    • The bullets were whining past us

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step

  • noun any maneuver made as part of progress toward a goal
    measure.
    • the situation called for strong measures
    • the police took steps to reduce crime
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; stride.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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scurry

  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scramble.
  • verb to move about or proceed hurriedly
    scamper; skitter; scuttle.
    • so terrified by the extraordinary ebbing of the sea that they scurried to higher ground

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precede

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

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infringe

  • verb go against, as of rules and laws
    run afoul; conflict; contravene.
    • He ran afoul of the law
    • This behavior conflicts with our rules
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    impinge; encroach.

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flyer

  • noun an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
    handbill; flier; bill; broadside; broadsheet; throwaway; circular.
    • he mailed the circular to all subscribers
  • noun someone who travels by air
    flier.

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alexander_selcraig

  • noun Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
    Selkirk; Alexander Selkirk; Selcraig.

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piloting

  • noun the guidance of ships or airplanes from place to place
    pilotage; navigation.
  • noun the occupation of a pilot
    pilotage.

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save-all

  • noun a receptacle for catching waste products for further use
  • noun a sail set to catch wind spilled from a larger sail

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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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maunder

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

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outflank

  • verb go around the flank of (an opposing army)
    go around.
  • verb get the better of
    scoop; outdo; best; trump.
    • the goal was to best the competition

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lighterman

  • noun someone who operates a barge
    bargeman; bargee.

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swan

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

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avionics

  • noun science and technology of electronic systems and devices for aeronautics and astronautics
    • avionics has become even more important with the development of the space program

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hiking

  • noun a long walk usually for exercise or pleasure
    hike; tramp.
    • she enjoys a hike in her spare time
  • verb increase
    hike up; hike; boost.
    • The landlord hiked up the rents

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rachet_up

  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet down; ratchet.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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caravan

  • noun a procession (of wagons or mules or camels) traveling together in single file
    train; wagon train.
    • we were part of a caravan of almost a thousand camels
    • they joined the wagon train for safety
  • noun a camper equipped with living quarters
    van.

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limp

  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    hobble; hitch.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; hitch; gimp.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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uprise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; spring up; arise; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb ascend as a sound
    • The choirs singing uprose and filled the church

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kayak

  • noun a small canoe consisting of a light frame made watertight with animal skins; used by Eskimos
  • verb travel in a small canoe
    • we kayaked down the river

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snowboard

  • noun a board that resembles a broad ski or a small surfboard; used in a standing position to slide down snow-covered slopes
  • verb glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
    • The children love to snowboard in winter

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racing_yacht

  • noun an expensive vessel propelled by sail or power and used for cruising or racing
    yacht.

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motor

  • noun machine that converts other forms of energy into mechanical energy and so imparts motion
  • noun a nonspecific agent that imparts motion
    • happiness is the aim of all men and the motor of all action

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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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barnstormer

  • noun an actor who travels around the country presenting plays
    playactor; play-actor; trouper.
  • noun a pilot who travels around the country giving exhibits of stunt flying and parachuting
    stunt flier; stunt pilot.

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manoeuver

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

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change_course

  • verb shift from one side of the ship to the other
    jib; gybe; jibe.
    • The sail jibbed wildly

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eye

  • noun the organ of sight
    optic; oculus.
  • noun good discernment (either visually or as if visually)
    • she has an eye for fresh talent
    • he has an artist's eye

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plop

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

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scramble

  • noun an unceremonious and disorganized struggle
    scuffle.
  • noun rushing about hastily in an undignified way
    scamper; scurry.

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shack

  • noun small crude shelter used as a dwelling
    hut; hutch; hovel; shanty.
  • verb make one's home in a particular place or community
    reside; domiciliate; domicile.
    • may parents reside in Florida

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browse

  • noun vegetation (such as young shoots, twigs, and leaves) that is suitable for animals to eat
    • a deer needs to eat twenty pounds of browse every day
  • noun reading superficially or at random
    browsing.

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canoe

  • noun small and light boat; pointed at both ends; propelled with a paddle
  • verb travel by canoe
    • canoe along the canal

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visit

  • noun the act of going to see some person or place or thing for a short time
    • he dropped by for a visit
  • noun a meeting arranged by the visitor to see someone (such as a doctor or lawyer) for treatment or advice
    • he scheduled a visit to the dentist

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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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plod

  • noun the act of walking with a slow heavy gait
    plodding.
    • I could recognize his plod anywhere
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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slog

  • verb work doggedly or persistently
    keep one's shoulder to the wheel; peg away; plug away; keep one's nose to the grindstone.
    • She keeps plugging away at her dissertation
  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    footslog; tramp; trudge; plod; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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aviate

  • verb operate an airplane
    fly; pilot.
    • The pilot flew to Cuba

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head_up

  • verb be the first or leading member of (a group) and excel
    head.
    • This student heads the class

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crab

  • noun decapod having eyes on short stalks and a broad flattened carapace with a small abdomen folded under the thorax and pincers
  • noun a quarrelsome grouch
    crabby person.

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vehicle

  • noun a conveyance that transports people or objects
  • noun a medium for the expression or achievement of something
    • his editorials provided a vehicle for his political views
    • a congregation is a vehicle of group identity
    • the play was just a vehicle to display her talents

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lascar

  • noun an East Indian sailor
  • noun a volcano in the Andes in Chile

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raft

  • noun a flat float (usually made of logs or planks) that can be used for transport or as a platform for swimmers
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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air_travel

  • noun travel via aircraft
    aviation; air.
    • air travel involves too much waiting in airports
    • if you've time to spare go by air

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slue

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; sheer; slew.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner
    slew; slide; skid; slip.
    • the wheels skidded against the sidewalk

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swap

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

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flat

  • noun a level tract of land
    • the salt flats of Utah
  • noun a shallow box in which seedlings are started

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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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mush

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

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ferrying

  • noun transport by boat or aircraft
    ferry.
  • verb transport from one place to another
    ferry.

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shipwreck

  • noun a wrecked ship (or a part of one)
  • noun an irretrievable loss
    • that was the shipwreck of their romance

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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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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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break_through

  • verb pass through (a barrier)
    crack.
    • Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county
  • verb penetrate
    come through.
    • The sun broke through the clouds
    • The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft

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sortie

  • noun a military action in which besieged troops burst forth from their position
    sally.
  • noun (military) an operational flight by a single aircraft (as in a military operation)

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canalise

  • verb provide (a city) with a canal
    canal; canalize.
  • verb direct the flow of
    canalize; channel.
    • channel information towards a broad audience

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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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trail

  • noun a track or mark left by something that has passed
    • there as a trail of blood
    • a tear left its trail on her cheek
  • noun a path or track roughly blazed through wild or hilly country

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train

  • noun public transport provided by a line of railway cars coupled together and drawn by a locomotive
    railroad train.
    • express trains don't stop at Princeton Junction
  • noun a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding
    string.
    • a string of islands
    • train of mourners
    • a train of thought

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cut_through

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

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hurry

  • noun a condition of urgency making it necessary to hurry
    haste.
    • in a hurry to lock the door
  • noun overly eager speed (and possible carelessness)
    precipitation; hastiness; haste; hurriedness.
    • he soon regretted his haste

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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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skyrocket

  • noun propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
    rocket.
  • noun sends a firework display high into the sky
    rocket.

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err

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

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consort

  • noun the husband or wife of a reigning monarch
  • noun a family of similar musical instrument playing together
    choir.

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pursue

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

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howard_robard_hughes

  • noun United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
    Hughes; Howard Hughes.

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lapse

  • noun a mistake resulting from inattention
    oversight.
  • noun a break or intermission in the occurrence of something
    • a lapse of three weeks between letters

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spill

  • noun liquid that is spilled
    • clean up the spills
  • noun a channel that carries excess water over or around a dam or other obstruction
    wasteweir; spillway.

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travel_rapidly

  • verb move very fast
    speed; hurry; zip.
    • The runner zipped past us at breakneck speed

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topsail

  • noun a sail (or either of a pair of sails) immediately above the lowermost sail of a mast and supported by a topmast

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channelise

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

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back_out

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

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lumber

  • noun the wood of trees cut and prepared for use as building material
    timber.
  • noun an implement used in baseball by the batter
    baseball bat.

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pelt_along

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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railroading

  • noun the activity of designing and constructing and operating railroads
    rail technology.
  • verb compel by coercion, threats, or crude means
    dragoon; railroad; sandbag.
    • They sandbagged him to make dinner for everyone

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drill

  • noun a tool with a sharp point and cutting edges for making holes in hard materials (usually rotating rapidly or by repeated blows)
  • noun similar to the mandrill but smaller and less brightly colored
    Mandrillus leucophaeus.

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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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carry_on

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

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ferry

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

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swash

  • noun the movement or sound of water
    • the swash of waves on the beach
  • verb make violent, noisy movements

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scatter

  • noun a haphazard distribution in all directions
    spread.
  • noun the act of scattering
    scattering; strewing.

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control

  • noun power to direct or determine
    • under control
  • noun a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another
    • measures for the control of disease
    • they instituted controls over drinking on campus

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guide_on

  • verb use as a guide
    guide.
    • They had the lights to guide on

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tap

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

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figure

  • noun a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
    fig.
    • the area covered can be seen from Figure 2
  • noun alternative names for the body of a human being
    form; flesh; soma; frame; physique; material body; anatomy; shape; chassis; build; human body; physical body; bod.
    • Leonardo studied the human body
    • he has a strong physique
    • the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

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gallop

  • noun a fast gait of a horse; a two-beat stride during which all four legs are off the ground simultaneously
  • verb ride at a galloping pace
    • He was galloping down the road

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pleasure_boat

  • noun a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
    pleasure craft; cruiser; cabin cruiser.

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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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co-pilot

  • noun a relief pilot on an airplane
    copilot.

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wandering

  • noun travelling about without any clear destination
    vagabondage; roving.
    • she followed him in his wanderings and looked after him
  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town

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stroke

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

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heaving

  • noun an upward movement (especially a rhythmical rising and falling)
    heave.
    • the heaving of waves on a rough sea
  • noun breathing heavily (as after exertion)
    panting.

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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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arise

  • verb come into existence; take on form or shape
    originate; develop; rise; uprise; spring up; grow.
    • A new religious movement originated in that country
    • a love that sprang up from friendship
    • the idea for the book grew out of a short story
    • An interesting phenomenon uprose
  • verb originate or come into being
    come up; bob up.
    • a question arose

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airplane

  • noun an aircraft that has a fixed wing and is powered by propellers or jets
    plane; aeroplane.
    • the flight was delayed due to trouble with the airplane

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trucking

  • noun the activity of transporting goods by truck
    hauling; truckage.
  • verb convey (goods etc.) by truck
    truck.
    • truck fresh vegetables across the mountains

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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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glide_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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slip_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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string

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

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aviatrix

  • noun a woman aviator
    airwoman; aviatress.

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docking

  • noun the act of securing an arriving vessel with ropes
    moorage; dockage; tying up.
  • verb come into dock
    dock.
    • the ship docked

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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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mouse

  • noun any of numerous small rodents typically resembling diminutive rats having pointed snouts and small ears on elongated bodies with slender usually hairless tails
  • noun a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye
    black eye; shiner.

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travel

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

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slalom

  • noun a downhill race over a winding course defined by upright poles
  • verb race on skis around obstacles

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wander

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; tramp; range; rove; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb be sexually unfaithful to one's partner in marriage
    cheat; cuckold; cheat on; betray.
    • She cheats on her husband
    • Might her husband be wandering?

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charles_augustus_lindbergh

  • noun United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
    Lindbergh; Charles Lindbergh; Charles A. Lindbergh; Lucky Lindy.

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revisit

  • verb visit again
    • We revisited Rome after 25 years

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machine

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

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hot

  • adjective used of physical heat; having a high or higher than desirable temperature or giving off heat or feeling or causing a sensation of heat or burning
    • hot stove
    • hot water
    • a hot August day
    • a hot stuffy room
    • she's hot and tired
    • a hot forehead
  • adjective satellite characterized by violent and forceful activity or movement; very intense
    raging.
    • the fighting became hot and heavy
    • a hot engagement
    • a raging battle
    • the river became a raging torrent

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punt

  • noun formerly the basic unit of money in Ireland; equal to 100 pence
    Irish punt; pound; Irish pound.
  • noun an open flat-bottomed boat used in shallow waters and propelled by a long pole

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jack

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

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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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flatboat

  • noun a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    hoy; lighter; barge.

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aft

  • adjective (nautical, aeronautical) situated at or toward the stern or tail
  • adverb at or near or toward the stern of a ship or tail of an airplane
    abaft; astern.
    • stow the luggage aft
    • ships with square sails sail fairly efficiently with the wind abaft
    • the captain looked astern to see what the fuss was about

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gimp

  • noun disability of walking due to crippling of the legs or feet
    claudication; gameness; lameness; limping; gimpiness.
  • verb walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury
    hobble; limp; hitch.
    • The old woman hobbles down to the store every day

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heel

  • noun the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
  • noun the back part of the human foot

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hoy

  • noun a flatbottom boat for carrying heavy loads (especially on canals)
    lighter; barge; flatboat.

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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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tide

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

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chase_after

  • verb pursue someone sexually or romantically
    chase.
  • verb go after with the intent to catch
    go after; track; dog; trail; tail; tag; give chase; chase.
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit

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halter

  • noun rope or canvas headgear for a horse, with a rope for leading
    hackamore.
  • noun a rope that is used by a hangman to execute persons who have been condemned to death by hanging
    hempen necktie; hemp; hangman's halter; hangman's rope.

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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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dive

  • noun a cheap disreputable nightclub or dance hall
    honkytonk.
  • noun a headlong plunge into water
    diving.

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after

  • adjective satellite located farther aft
  • adverb happening at a time subsequent to a reference time
    afterwards; later; later on; subsequently; afterward.
    • he apologized subsequently
    • he's going to the store but he'll be back here later
    • it didn't happen until afterward
    • two hours after that

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sneak

  • noun a person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
  • noun someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
    prowler; stalker.

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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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prance

  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    swagger; strut.
  • verb to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
    sashay; ruffle; tittup; strut; swagger; cock.
    • He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

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coming

  • noun the act of drawing spatially closer to something
    approach; approaching.
    • the hunter's approach scattered the geese
  • noun arrival that has been awaited (especially of something momentous)
    advent.
    • the advent of the computer

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hydroplane

  • noun an airplane that can land on or take off from water
    seaplane.
    • the designer of marine aircraft demonstrated his newest hydroplane
  • noun a speedboat that is equipped with winglike structures that lift it so that it skims the water at high speeds
    hydrofoil.
    • the museum houses a replica of the jet hydroplane that broke the record

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strut

  • noun a proud stiff pompous gait
    swagger; prance.
  • noun brace consisting of a bar or rod used to resist longitudinal compression

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draw_close

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

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aviator

  • noun someone who operates an aircraft
    flier; flyer; aeronaut; airman.

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scull

  • noun a long oar that is mounted at the stern of a boat and moved left and right to propel the boat forward
  • noun each of a pair of short oars that are used by a single oarsman

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man

  • noun an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman)
    adult male.
    • there were two women and six men on the bus
  • noun someone who serves in the armed forces; a member of a military force
    military man; serviceman; military personnel.
    • two men stood sentry duty

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perambulate

  • verb make an official inspection on foot of (the bounds of a property)
    • Selectmen are required by law to perambulate the bounds every five years
  • verb walk with no particular goal
    walk about; walk around.
    • we were walking around in the garden
    • after breakfast, she walked about in the park

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hedgehop

  • verb fly very close to the ground
    flat-hat.

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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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hauling

  • noun the activity of transporting goods by truck
    truckage; trucking.
  • verb draw slowly or heavily
    haul; hale; drag; cart.
    • haul stones
    • haul nets

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blunder

  • noun an embarrassing mistake
    botch; boo-boo; flub; blooper; foul-up; pratfall; boner; fuckup; bungle; bloomer.
  • verb commit a faux pas or a fault or make a serious mistake
    drop the ball; goof; boob; sin.
    • I blundered during the job interview

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slice_through

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

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cascade

  • noun a small waterfall or series of small waterfalls
  • noun a succession of stages or operations or processes or units
    • progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring
    • separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes

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absquatulate

  • verb run away; usually includes taking something or somebody along
    abscond; make off; decamp; bolt; go off; run off.
    • The thief made off with our silver
    • the accountant absconded with the cash from the safe

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scoot

  • verb run or move very quickly or hastily
    shoot; flash; dart; dash; scud.
    • She dashed into the yard

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rove

  • verb move about aimlessly or without any destination, often in search of food or employment
    ramble; stray; cast; swan; drift; wander; tramp; range; roam; vagabond; roll.
    • The gypsies roamed the woods
    • roving vagabonds
    • the wandering Jew
    • The cattle roam across the prairie
    • the laborers drift from one town to the next
    • They rolled from town to town
  • verb pass a rope through
    reeve.
    • reeve an opening

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crawling

  • noun a slow mode of locomotion on hands and knees or dragging the body
    crawl; creeping; creep.
    • a crawl was all that the injured man could manage
    • the traffic moved at a creep
  • verb move slowly; in the case of people or animals with the body near the ground
    crawl; creep.
    • The crocodile was crawling along the riverbed

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plumbing

  • noun utility consisting of the pipes and fixtures for the distribution of water or gas in a building and for the disposal of sewage
    plumbing system.
  • noun the occupation of a plumber (installing and repairing pipes and fixtures for water or gas or sewage in a building)
    plumbery.

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pleasure

  • noun a fundamental feeling that is hard to define but that people desire to experience
    pleasance.
    • he was tingling with pleasure
  • noun something or someone that provides a source of happiness
    delight; joy.
    • a joy to behold
    • the pleasure of his company
    • the new car is a delight

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drone

  • noun stingless male bee in a colony of social bees (especially honeybees) whose sole function is to mate with the queen
  • noun an unchanging intonation
    droning; monotone.

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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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unnavigated

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go_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; glide by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed
  • verb move past
    travel by; pass by; go past; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

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help

  • noun the activity of contributing to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    aid; assistance; assist.
    • he gave me an assist with the housework
    • could not walk without assistance
    • rescue party went to their aid
    • offered his help in unloading
  • noun a person who contributes to the fulfillment of a need or furtherance of an effort or purpose
    assistant; helper; supporter.
    • my invaluable assistant
    • they hired additional help to finish the work

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abseil

  • noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
    rappel.
  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    rappel; rope down.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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hypertext

  • noun machine-readable text that is not sequential but is organized so that related items of information are connected
    • Let me introduce the word hypertext to mean a body of written or pictorial material interconnected in such a complex way that it could not conveniently be presented or represented on paper"--Ted Nelson

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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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betake_oneself

  • verb displace oneself; go from one location to another

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square_sail

  • noun a four-sided sail set beneath a horizontal yard suspended at the middle from a mast

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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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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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cruise

  • noun an ocean trip taken for pleasure
    sail.
  • verb drive around aimlessly but ostentatiously and at leisure
    • She cruised the neighborhood in her new convertible

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helm

  • noun steering mechanism for a vessel; a mechanical device by which a vessel is steered
  • noun a position of leadership
    • the President is at the helm of the Ship of State

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aeronautic

  • adjective of or pertaining to aeronautics
    aeronautical.

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flounce

  • noun a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim
    ruffle; frill; furbelow.
  • noun the act of walking with exaggerated jerky motions

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go_down

  • verb move downward and lower, but not necessarily all the way
    descend; come down; fall.
    • The temperature is going down
    • The barometer is falling
    • The curtain fell on the diva
    • Her hand went up and then fell again
  • verb go under, "The raft sank and its occupants drowned"
    settle; sink; go under.

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jib

  • noun any triangular fore-and-aft sail (set forward of the foremast)
  • verb refuse to comply
    resist; baulk; balk.

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tag_along

  • verb go along with, often uninvited
    • my younger brother often tagged along when I went out with my friends

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glide

  • noun a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
    semivowel.
  • noun the act of moving smoothly along a surface while remaining in contact with it
    slide; coast.
    • his slide didn't stop until the bottom of the hill
    • the children lined up for a coast down the snowy slope

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parallel-park

  • verb park directly behind another vehicle

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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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jazz_around

  • verb wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    gad; gallivant.

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constitutionalize

  • verb provide with a constitution, as of a country
    • The United States were constitutionalized in the late 18th century
  • verb take a walk for one's health or to aid digestion, as after a meal
    • A good way of exercising is to constitutionalize

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hotfoot

  • noun a practical joke that involves inserting a match surreptitiously between the sole and upper of the victim's shoe and then lighting it
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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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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zip

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; nil; nada; zero; nix; cipher; zilch; goose egg; zippo; nothing; naught; null.
    • it looked like nothing I had ever seen before
    • reduced to nil all the work we had done
    • we racked up a pathetic goose egg
    • it was all for naught
    • I didn't hear zilch about it
  • noun a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
    postal code; postcode; ZIP code.

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press_on

  • verb continue moving forward
    plough on; push on.

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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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hang_gliding

  • noun gliding in a hang glider
  • verb fly by means of a hang glider
    hang glide; soar.

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main

  • noun any very large body of (salt) water
    briny.
  • noun a principal pipe in a system that distributes water or gas or electricity or that collects sewage

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fin

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of four and one
    quintet; quintuplet; quint; Little Phoebe; cinque; fivesome; 5; Phoebe; V; five; pentad.
  • noun one of a pair of decorations projecting above the rear fenders of an automobile
    tail fin; tailfin.

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spreading

  • noun process or result of distributing or extending over a wide expanse of space
    spread.
  • noun the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
    airing; public exposure; dissemination.

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round

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

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boater

  • noun a stiff hat made of straw with a flat crown
    Panama hat; skimmer; Panama; sailor; leghorn; straw hat.
  • noun someone who drives or rides in a boat
    boatman; waterman.

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footslog

  • verb walk heavily and firmly, as when weary, or through mud
    tramp; trudge; plod; slog; pad.
    • Mules plodded in a circle around a grindstone

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celestial_navigation

  • noun navigating according to the positions of the stars
    astronavigation.

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slide_by

  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; slip by; pass.
    • three years elapsed

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billy_mitchell

  • noun United States aviator and general who was an early advocate of military air power (1879-1936)
    William Mitchell; Mitchell.

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lumbering

  • noun the trade of cutting or preparing or selling timber
  • verb move heavily or clumsily
    lumber; pound.
    • The heavy man lumbered across the room

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speeding

  • noun changing location rapidly
    hurrying; speed.
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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break

  • noun some abrupt occurrence that interrupts an ongoing activity
    interruption.
    • the telephone is an annoying interruption
    • there was a break in the action when a player was hurt
  • noun an unexpected piece of good luck
    good luck; happy chance.
    • he finally got his big break

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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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bang

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

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skipper

  • noun a student who fails to attend classes
  • noun an officer who is licensed to command a merchant ship
    captain; master; sea captain.

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shadow

  • noun shade within clear boundaries
  • noun an unilluminated area
    dark; darkness.
    • he moved off into the darkness

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foot

  • noun the part of the leg of a human being below the ankle joint
    human foot; pes.
    • his bare feet projected from his trousers
    • armored from head to foot
  • noun a linear unit of length equal to 12 inches or a third of a yard
    ft.
    • he is six feet tall

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amelia_earhart

  • noun first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)
    Earhart.

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reckoning

  • noun problem solving that involves numbers or quantities
    calculation; figuring; computation.
  • noun a bill for an amount due
    tally.

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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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whizz_along

  • verb move along very quickly
    zoom along; zoom; whizz.

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load_up

  • verb fill or place a load on
    load; lade; laden.
    • load a car
    • load the truck with hay

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tram

  • noun a conveyance that transports passengers or freight in carriers suspended from cables and supported by a series of towers
    aerial tramway; ropeway; cable tramway; tramway.
  • noun a four-wheeled wagon that runs on tracks in a mine
    tramcar.
    • a tramcar carries coal out of a coal mine

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plunk

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

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wend

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

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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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soaring

  • noun the activity of flying a glider
    gliding; sailing; glide; sailplaning.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards; soar.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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wreck

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

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slide

  • noun a small flat rectangular piece of glass on which specimens can be mounted for microscopic study
    microscope slide.
  • noun (geology) the descent of a large mass of earth or rocks or snow etc.

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weather

  • noun the atmospheric conditions that comprise the state of the atmosphere in terms of temperature and wind and clouds and precipitation
    atmospheric condition; conditions; weather condition.
    • they were hoping for good weather
    • every day we have weather conditions and yesterday was no exception
    • the conditions were too rainy for playing in the snow
  • verb face and withstand with courage
    brave out; brave; endure.
    • She braved the elements

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motoring

  • noun the act of driving an automobile
  • verb travel or be transported in a vehicle
    drive; motor.
    • We drove to the university every morning
    • They motored to London for the theater

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astronautics

  • noun the theory and practice of navigation through air or space
    aeronautics.

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wheelhouse

  • noun an enclosed compartment from which a vessel can be navigated
    pilothouse.

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crossing

  • noun traveling across
  • noun a shallow area in a stream that can be forded
    ford.

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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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skate

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

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wheel

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

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ride_herd

  • verb driving animals such as horses and cattle while riding along with them
    • Joe was riding herd during the day

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reel

  • noun a roll of photographic film holding a series of frames to be projected by a movie projector
  • noun music composed for dancing a reel

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globe

  • noun the 3rd planet from the sun; the planet we live on
    earth; world.
    • the Earth moves around the sun
    • he sailed around the world
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    ball; orb.
    • a ball of fire

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spacefaring

  • noun a voyage outside the Earth's atmosphere
    space travel; spaceflight.

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terrain_flight

  • noun flight at very low altitudes
    low level flight.

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sled

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

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bogey

  • noun an evil spirit
    bogy; bogie.
  • noun (golf) a score of one stroke over par on a hole

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tip

  • noun the extreme end of something; especially something pointed
  • noun a relatively small amount of money given for services rendered (as by a waiter)
    baksheesh; pourboire; bakshis; bakshish; gratuity; backsheesh.

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unhorse

  • verb alight from (a horse)
    light; dismount; get off; get down.

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travelling

  • noun the act of going from one place to another
    travel; traveling.
    • he enjoyed selling but he hated the travel
  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move; locomote.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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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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beetle

  • noun insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
  • noun a tool resembling a hammer but with a large head (usually wooden); used to drive wedges or ram down paving stones or for crushing or beating or flattening or smoothing
    mallet.

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move_up

  • verb move to a better position in life or to a better job
    rise; ascend.
    • She ascended from a life of poverty to one of great
  • verb move upward
    come up; rise; uprise; lift; go up; arise.
    • The fog lifted
    • The smoke arose from the forest fire
    • The mist uprose from the meadows

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flock

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

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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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event

  • noun something that happens at a given place and time
  • noun a special set of circumstances
    case.
    • in that event, the first possibility is excluded
    • it may rain in which case the picnic will be canceled

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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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pounce

  • noun the act of pouncing
  • verb move down on as if in an attack
    swoop.
    • The raptor swooped down on its prey
    • The teacher swooped down upon the new students

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canvas

  • noun a heavy, closely woven fabric (used for clothing or chairs or sails or tents)
    canvass.
  • noun an oil painting on canvas fabric
    canvass.

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stunting

  • noun the performance of stunts while in flight in an aircraft
    aerobatics; stunt flying; acrobatics.
  • verb check the growth or development of
    stunt.
    • You will stunt your growth by building all these muscles

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shoot_down

  • verb move quickly and violently
    tear; shoot; charge; buck.
    • The car tore down the street
    • He came charging into my office
  • verb shoot at and force to come down
    down; land.
    • the enemy landed several of our aircraft

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driving

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

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plan

  • noun a series of steps to be carried out or goals to be accomplished
    program; programme.
    • they drew up a six-step plan
    • they discussed plans for a new bond issue
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    design.
    • the awkward design of the keyboard made operation difficult
    • it was an excellent design for living
    • a plan for seating guests

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tread_on

  • verb place or press the foot on
    step on.
    • He stepped on the hem of her long gown

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go_around

  • verb be sufficient
    • There's not enough to go around
  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; circulate.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office

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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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come_up_to

  • verb speak to someone
    accost; address.

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negotiable

  • adjective satellite capable of being passed or negotiated
    • a negotiable road
  • adjective satellite able to be negotiated or arranged by compromise
    on the table.
    • negotiable demands
    • the proposal is still on the table

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internet

  • noun a computer network consisting of a worldwide network of computer networks that use the TCP/IP network protocols to facilitate data transmission and exchange
    cyberspace; net.

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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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correct

  • verb make right or correct
    right; rectify.
    • Correct the mistakes
    • rectify the calculation
  • verb make reparations or amends for
    compensate; right; redress.
    • right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust

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red

  • noun red color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of blood
    redness.
  • noun a tributary of the Mississippi River that flows eastward from Texas along the southern boundary of Oklahoma and through Louisiana
    Red River.

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troop

  • noun a group of soldiers
  • noun a cavalry unit corresponding to an infantry company

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earhart

  • noun first woman aviator to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic (1928); while attempting to fly around the world she disappeared over the Pacific (1898-1937)
    Amelia Earhart.

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maneuver

  • noun a military training exercise
    simulated military operation; manoeuvre.
  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    manoeuvre; tactics; tactic.

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lag

  • noun the act of slowing down or falling behind
    retardation; slowdown.
  • noun the time between one event, process, or period and another
    meantime; interim; meanwhile.
    • meanwhile the socialists are running the government

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turning

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

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drifting

  • noun aimless wandering from place to place
  • verb be in motion due to some air or water current
    blow; be adrift; float; drift.
    • The leaves were blowing in the wind
    • the boat drifted on the lake
    • The sailboat was adrift on the open sea
    • the shipwrecked boat drifted away from the shore

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go_after

  • verb go after with the intent to catch
    chase after; track; dog; trail; tail; tag; give chase; chase.
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit
  • verb go in search of or hunt for
    pursue; quest after; quest for.
    • pursue a hobby

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squeak_through

  • verb escape
    squeak by.
    • She squeaked by me

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sheer

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    swerve; cut; veer; trend; curve; slew; slue.
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb cause to sheer
    • She sheered her car around the obstacle

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hulk

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

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ascending

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

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dodder

  • noun a leafless annual parasitic vine of the genus Cuscuta having whitish or yellow filamentous stems; obtain nourishment through haustoria
  • verb walk unsteadily
    totter; waddle; paddle; coggle; toddle.
    • small children toddle

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doolittle

  • noun United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
    James Harold Doolittle; Jimmy Doolittle.

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hobble

  • noun a shackle for the ankles or feet
    fetter.
  • noun the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
    limp; hitch.

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thrust_ahead

  • verb push one's way
    push forward; barge.
    • she barged into the meeting room

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travel_by

  • verb move past
    pass by; go by; go past; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

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hand

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

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orb

  • noun the ball-shaped capsule containing the vertebrate eye
    eyeball.
  • noun an object with a spherical shape
    globe; ball.
    • a ball of fire

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steering

  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    guidance.
  • noun the act of setting and holding a course
    guidance; direction.
    • a new council was installed under the direction of the king

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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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swimming

  • noun the act of swimming
    swim.
    • it was the swimming they enjoyed most": "they took a short swim in the pool
  • verb travel through water
    swim.
    • We had to swim for 20 minutes to reach the shore
    • a big fish was swimming in the tank

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advance

  • noun a movement forward
    progress; progression.
    • he listened for the progress of the troops
  • noun a change for the better; progress in development
    betterment; improvement.

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overtake

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

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thread

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

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launch

  • noun a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck
  • noun the act of propelling with force
    launching.

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route

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; itinerary.
  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    road.

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stampede

  • noun a headlong rush of people on a common impulse
    • when he shouted `fire' there was a stampede to the exits
  • noun a wild headlong rush of frightened animals (horses or cattle)

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come_on

  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing
    turn up; show up; come out; surface.
    • She turned up at the funeral
    • I hope the list key is going to surface again
  • verb move towards
    go up; come near; draw near; near; draw close; approach.
    • We were approaching our destination
    • They are drawing near
    • The enemy army came nearer and nearer

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blind_flying

  • noun using only instruments for flying an aircraft because you cannot see through clouds or mists etc.
    blind landing.

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rack

  • noun framework for holding objects
  • noun rib section of a forequarter of veal or pork or especially lamb or mutton

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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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stride

  • noun a step in walking or running
    pace; tread.
  • noun the distance covered by a step
    pace; footstep; step.
    • he stepped off ten paces from the old tree and began to dig

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tippytoe

  • verb walk on one's toes
    tip; tiptoe.

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keel

  • noun a projection or ridge that suggests a keel
  • noun the median ridge on the breastbone of birds that fly

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string_along

  • verb move or come along
    string.

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circuit

  • noun an electrical device that provides a path for electrical current to flow
    electrical circuit; electric circuit.
  • noun a journey or route all the way around a particular place or area
    tour.
    • they took an extended tour of Europe
    • we took a quick circuit of the park
    • a ten-day coach circuit of the island

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swing

  • noun a state of steady vigorous action that is characteristic of an activity
    • the party went with a swing
    • it took time to get into the swing of things
  • noun mechanical device used as a plaything to support someone swinging back and forth

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parallel

  • noun something having the property of being analogous to something else
    analogue; analog.
  • noun an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    latitude; parallel of latitude; line of latitude.

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receding

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

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clump

  • noun a grouping of a number of similar things
    clustering; cluster; bunch.
    • a bunch of trees
    • a cluster of admirers
  • noun a compact mass
    clod; ball; glob; lump; chunk.
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

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yachtswoman

  • noun a person who owns or sails a yacht
    yachtsman.

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cannonball

  • noun a solid projectile that in former times was fired from a cannon
    cannon ball; round shot.

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give_chase

  • verb go after with the intent to catch
    go after; chase after; track; dog; trail; tail; tag; chase.
    • The policeman chased the mugger down the alley
    • the dog chased the rabbit

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blind

  • noun people who have severe visual impairments, considered as a group
    • he spent hours reading to the blind
  • noun a hiding place sometimes used by hunters (especially duck hunters)
    • he waited impatiently in the blind

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horseback

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

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troll

  • noun (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains
  • noun a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time
    round.
    • they enjoyed singing rounds

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scend

  • verb rise or heave upward under the influence of a natural force such as a wave
    surge.
    • the boats surged

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step_on_it

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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crossjack

  • noun the lowermost sail on a mizzenmast
    mizzen course.

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sailor

  • noun any member of a ship's crew
    crewman.
  • noun a serviceman in the navy
    bluejacket; navy man; sailor boy.

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rachet

  • noun mechanical device consisting of a toothed wheel or rack engaged with a pawl that permits it to move in only one direction
    ratchet; ratch.

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draw_in

  • verb pull inward or towards a center
    retract.
    • The pilot drew in the landing gear
    • The cat retracted his claws
  • verb direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
    pull; pull in; attract; draw.
    • Her good looks attract the stares of many men
    • The ad pulled in many potential customers
    • This pianist pulls huge crowds
    • The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

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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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rope_down

  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    abseil; rappel.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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forwarding

  • noun the act of sending on to another destination
    • the forwarding of mail to a new address is done automatically
    • the forwarding of resumes to the personnel department
  • noun the advancement of some enterprise
    promotion; furtherance.
    • his experience in marketing resulted in the forwarding of his career

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hoof

  • noun the foot of an ungulate mammal
  • noun the horny covering of the end of the foot in ungulate mammals

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stage

  • noun any distinct time period in a sequence of events
    phase.
    • we are in a transitional stage in which many former ideas must be revised or rejected
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; degree; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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skulk

  • verb lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
    lurk.
  • verb avoid responsibilities and duties, e.g., by pretending to be ill
    malinger.

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interchange

  • noun a junction of highways on different levels that permits traffic to move from one to another without crossing traffic streams
  • noun mutual interaction; the activity of reciprocating or exchanging (especially information)
    reciprocation; give-and-take.

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roll_down

  • verb gather into a huge mass and roll down a mountain, of snow
    avalanche.

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sheet

  • noun any broad thin expanse or surface
    • a sheet of ice
  • noun paper used for writing or printing
    sheet of paper; piece of paper.

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fall_back

  • verb fall backwards and down
  • verb hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
    dawdle; fall behind; lag.

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jet

  • noun an airplane powered by one or more jet engines
    jet-propelled plane; jet plane.
  • noun the occurrence of a sudden discharge (as of liquid)
    spurt; squirt; spirt.

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automobile

  • noun a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    machine; car; motorcar; auto.
    • he needs a car to get to work
  • verb travel in an automobile

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wharf

  • noun a platform built out from the shore into the water and supported by piles; provides access to ships and boats
    dock; pier; wharfage.
  • verb provide with a wharf
    • Wharf the mouth of the river

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flutter

  • noun the act of moving back and forth
    flicker; waver.
  • noun abnormally rapid beating of the auricles of the heart (especially in a regular rhythm); can result in heart block

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wingman

  • noun the pilot who positions his aircraft outside and behind (on the wing of) the leader of a flying formation

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boating

  • noun water travel for pleasure
    yachting.
  • verb ride in a boat on water
    boat.

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flip-flop

  • noun a decision to reverse an earlier decision
    turnaround; change of mind; reversal; turnabout.
  • noun a backless sandal held to the foot by a thong between the big toe and the second toe
    thong.

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fumble

  • noun (sports) dropping the ball
    muff.
  • verb feel about uncertainly or blindly
    grope.
    • She groped for her glasses in the darkness of the bedroom

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escort

  • noun someone who escorts and protects a prominent person
    bodyguard.
  • noun the act of accompanying someone or something in order to protect them
    accompaniment.

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go_forward

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

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prolapse

  • noun the slipping or falling out of place of an organ (as the uterus)
    prolapsus; descensus.
  • verb slip or fall out of place, as of body parts
    • prolapsed rectum

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master

  • noun an artist of consummate skill
    maestro.
    • a master of the violin
    • one of the old masters
  • noun a person who has general authority over others
    lord; overlord.

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post

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

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weave

  • noun pattern of weaving or structure of a fabric
  • verb interlace by or as if by weaving
    interweave.

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cabin

  • noun small room on a ship or boat where people sleep
  • noun a small house built of wood; usually in a wooded area

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circulate

  • verb become widely known and passed on
    spread; go around.
    • the rumor spread
    • the story went around in the office
  • verb cause to become widely known
    circularise; disseminate; distribute; broadcast; spread; circularize; disperse; pass around; propagate; diffuse.
    • spread information
    • circulate a rumor
    • broadcast the news

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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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bumble

  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; screw up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement
  • verb walk unsteadily
    falter; stumble.
    • The drunk man stumbled about

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accompany

  • verb be present or associated with an event or entity
    attach to; come with; go with.
    • French fries come with the hamburger
    • heart attacks are accompanied by distruction of heart tissue
    • fish usually goes with white wine
    • this kind of vein accompanies certain arteries
  • verb go or travel along with
    • The nurse accompanied the old lady everywhere

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send_off

  • verb send away towards a designated goal
    despatch; dispatch.
  • verb throw, send, or cast forward
    project.
    • project a missile

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charles_lindbergh

  • noun United States aviator who in 1927 made the first solo nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean (1902-1974)
    Charles Augustus Lindbergh; Lindbergh; Charles A. Lindbergh; Lucky Lindy.

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square

  • noun (geometry) a plane rectangle with four equal sides and four right angles; a four-sided regular polygon
    foursquare.
    • you can compute the area of a square if you know the length of its sides
  • noun the product of two equal terms
    second power.
    • nine is the second power of three
    • gravity is inversely proportional to the square of the distance

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bouncing

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

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park

  • noun a large area of land preserved in its natural state as public property
    parkland.
    • there are laws that protect the wildlife in this park
  • noun a piece of open land for recreational use in an urban area
    green; commons; common.
    • they went for a walk in the park

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backpedal

  • verb pedal backwards on a bicycle
  • verb step backwards, in boxing

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barnstorm

  • verb appear at county fairs and carnivals as a stunt flier and parachute jumper
  • verb tour the country making political speeches, giving lectures, or presenting plays
    • The presidential candidates are busy barnstorming this month

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pleasure_craft

  • noun a large motorboat that has a cabin and plumbing and other conveniences necessary for living on board
    pleasure boat; cruiser; cabin cruiser.

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mizzen

  • noun third mast from the bow in a vessel having three or more masts; the after and shorter mast of a yawl, ketch, or dandy
    mizenmast; mizen; mizzenmast.
  • noun fore-and-aft sail set on the mizzenmast
    mizen.

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selkirk

  • noun Scottish sailor who was put ashore on a deserted island off the coast of Chile for five years (providing the basis for Daniel Defoe's novel about Robinson Crusoe) (1676-1721)
    Alexander Selkirk; Selcraig; Alexander Selcraig.

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aeronaut

  • noun someone who operates an aircraft
    flier; flyer; aviator; airman.

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crawl

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

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lug

  • noun a sail with four corners that is hoisted from a yard that is oblique to the mast
    lugsail.
  • noun ancient Celtic god
    Lugh.

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infiltrate

  • verb cause (a liquid) to enter by penetrating the interstices
  • verb enter a group or organization in order to spy on the members
    penetrate.
    • The student organization was infiltrated by a traitor

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past

  • noun the time that has elapsed
    past times; yesteryear.
    • forget the past
  • noun a earlier period in someone's life (especially one that they have reason to keep secret)
    • reporters dug into the candidate's past

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trek

  • noun a journey by ox wagon (especially an organized migration by a group of settlers)
  • noun any long and difficult trip

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get_across

  • verb communicate successfully
    put over.
    • I couldn't get across the message
    • He put over the idea very well
  • verb become clear or enter one's consciousness or emotions
    get through; sink in; come home; fall into place; penetrate; dawn; click.
    • It dawned on him that she had betrayed him
    • she was penetrated with sorrow

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sailing

  • noun the work of a sailor
    navigation; seafaring.
  • noun riding in a sailboat

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double

  • noun a base hit on which the batter stops safely at second base
    two-base hit; two-baser; two-bagger.
    • he hit a double to deep centerfield
  • noun a stand-in for movie stars to perform dangerous stunts
    stunt man; stunt woman.
    • his first job in Hollywood was as a double for Clark Gable

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tree

  • noun a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
  • noun a figure that branches from a single root
    tree diagram.
    • genealogical tree

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zip_by

  • verb move by very quickly
    whisk by; fly by.

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howard_hughes

  • noun United States industrialist who was an aviator and a film producer; during the last years of his life he was a total recluse (1905-1976)
    Hughes; Howard Robard Hughes.

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hike

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

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ratchet_down

  • verb move by degrees in one direction only
    ratchet; rachet up.
    • a ratcheting lopping tool

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stalk

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

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fly-by

  • noun a flight at a low altitude (usually of military aircraft) over spectators on the ground
    flypast; flyover.

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impinge

  • verb impinge or infringe upon
    trench; entrench; encroach.
    • This impinges on my rights as an individual
    • This matter entrenches on other domains
  • verb advance beyond the usual limit
    infringe; encroach.

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spurt

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

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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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amble

  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; saunter; stroll.
  • verb walk leisurely
    mosey.

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steer

  • noun an indication of potential opportunity
    lead; hint; tip; wind; confidential information.
    • he got a tip on the stock market
    • a good lead for a job
  • noun castrated bull
    bullock.

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do_work

  • verb be employed
    work.
    • Is your husband working again?
    • My wife never worked
    • Do you want to work after the age of 60?
    • She never did any work because she inherited a lot of money
    • She works as a waitress to put herself through college

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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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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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travelable

  • adjective satellite capable of being traversed
    traversable.
    • highway crews soon had the roads travelable

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crossover

  • noun the interchange of sections between pairing homologous chromosomes during the prophase of meiosis
    crossing over.
  • noun a voter who is registered as a member of one political party but who votes in the primary of another party
    crossover voter.

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dash

  • noun distinctive and stylish elegance
    elan; panache; style; flair.
    • he wooed her with the confident dash of a cavalry officer
  • noun a quick run
    sprint.

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rat

  • noun any of various long-tailed rodents similar to but larger than a mouse
  • noun someone who works (or provides workers) during a strike
    strikebreaker; scab; blackleg.

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skysail

  • noun the sail above the royal on a square-rigger

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tanning

  • noun process in which skin pigmentation darkens as a result of exposure to ultraviolet light
  • noun beating with a whip or strap or rope as a form of punishment
    flogging; whipping; lashing; flagellation.

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skinny-dip

  • noun a naked swim
  • verb bathe in the nude
    • The young people were skinny-dipping in the pond

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climb_down

  • verb come down
    alight.
    • the birds alighted

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island_hop

  • verb travel from one island to the next
    • on the cruise, we did some island-hopping

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draw_back

  • verb pull back or move away or backward
    retire; recede; pull back; move back; withdraw; pull away; retreat.
    • The enemy withdrew
    • The limo pulled away from the curb
  • verb use a surgical instrument to hold open (the edges of a wound or an organ)
    retract; pull back.

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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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sport

  • noun an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
    athletics.
  • noun the occupation of athletes who compete for pay

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adrift

  • adjective satellite aimlessly drifting
    directionless; rudderless; planless; afloat; aimless; undirected.
  • adjective satellite afloat on the surface of a body of water
    • after the storm the boats were adrift

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laden

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

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switch

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

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cochran

  • noun United States aviator who held several speed records and headed the women's Air Force pilots in World War II (1910-1980)
    Jacqueline Cochran.

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lope

  • noun a slow pace of running
    trot; jog.
  • noun a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
    canter.

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contact

  • noun close interaction
    • they kept in daily contact
    • they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings
  • noun the act of touching physically
    physical contact.
    • her fingers came in contact with the light switch

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fly_on

  • verb continue flying

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bundle_off

  • verb send off unceremoniously

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breaststroke

  • noun a swimming stroke; the arms are extended together in front of the head and swept back on either side accompanied by a frog kick
  • verb swim with the face down and extend the arms forward and outward while kicking with the leg

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transmit

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

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water_rat

  • noun a person who enjoys being in or on the water
    water dog.
  • noun common large Eurasian vole
    Arvicola amphibius; water vole.

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go_through

  • verb go or live through
    see; experience.
    • We had many trials to go through
    • he saw action in Viet Nam
  • verb apply thoroughly; think through
    work through; run through.
    • We worked through an example

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channel

  • noun a path over which electrical signals can pass
    transmission channel.
    • a channel is typically what you rent from a telephone company
  • noun a passage for water (or other fluids) to flow through
    • the fields were crossed with irrigation channels
    • gutters carried off the rainwater into a series of channels under the street

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hot-dog

  • verb perform intricate maneuvers while skiing

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surf

  • noun waves breaking on the shore
    breaker; breakers.
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surfboard.
    • Californians love to surf

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hughes

  • noun English poet (born in 1930)
    Edward James Hughes; Ted Hughes.
  • noun United States writer (1902-1967)
    James Langston Hughes; Langston Hughes.

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go_on

  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    go along; keep; continue; proceed.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight
  • verb come to pass
    fall out; pass off; come about; pass; hap; happen; take place; occur.
    • What is happening?
    • The meeting took place off without an incidence
    • Nothing occurred that seemed important

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pass_by

  • verb move past
    travel by; go by; go past; surpass; pass.
    • A black limousine passed by when she looked out the window
    • He passed his professor in the hall
    • One line of soldiers surpassed the other

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combat

  • noun an engagement fought between two military forces
    armed combat.
  • noun the act of fighting; any contest or struggle
    scrap; fighting; fight.
    • a fight broke out at the hockey game
    • there was fighting in the streets
    • the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

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hang_glide

  • verb fly by means of a hang glider
    soar.

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sledge

  • noun a vehicle mounted on runners and pulled by horses or dogs; for transportation over snow
    sleigh; sled.
  • noun a heavy long-handled hammer used to drive stakes or wedges
    sledgehammer; maul.

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zigzag

  • noun an angular shape characterized by sharp turns in alternating directions
    zig; zag.
  • verb travel along a zigzag path
    crank.
    • The river zigzags through the countryside

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steam

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

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promenade

  • noun a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
    prom.
  • noun a public area set aside as a pedestrian walk
    mall.

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get_off

  • verb leave a vehicle, aircraft, etc.
  • verb be relieved of one's duties temporarily

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outpoint

  • verb sail closer to the wind than
  • verb score more points than one's opponents
    outscore.

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billow

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

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move_back

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

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striker

  • noun a forward on a soccer team
  • noun someone receiving intensive training for a naval technical rating

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saunter

  • noun a careless leisurely gait
    • he walked with a kind of saunter as if he hadn't a care in the world
  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; amble; stroll.

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operate

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

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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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gallivant

  • verb wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
    jazz around; gad.

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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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flop

  • noun an arithmetic operation performed on floating-point numbers
    floating-point operation.
    • this computer can perform a million flops per second
  • noun someone who is unsuccessful
    washout; dud.

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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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drive

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

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breeze

  • noun a slight wind (usually refreshing)
    air; zephyr; gentle wind.
    • the breeze was cooled by the lake
    • as he waited he could feel the air on his neck
  • noun any undertaking that is easy to do
    picnic; walkover; duck soup; piece of cake; child's play; cinch; snap; pushover.
    • marketing this product will be no picnic

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bargeman

  • noun someone who operates a barge
    bargee; lighterman.

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wind

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

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sneak_up

  • verb advance stealthily or unnoticed
    creep up.
    • Age creeps up on you

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fly_by

  • verb pass by while flying
    • An enemy plane flew by
  • verb move by very quickly
    zip by; whisk by.

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senior

  • noun an undergraduate student during the year preceding graduation
  • noun a person who is older than you are
    elder.

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test_pilot

  • noun a pilot hired to fly experimental airplanes through maneuvers designed to test them

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painting

  • noun graphic art consisting of an artistic composition made by applying paints to a surface
    picture.
    • a small painting by Picasso
    • he bought the painting as an investment
    • his pictures hang in the Louvre
  • noun creating a picture with paints
    • he studied painting and sculpture for many years

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taxi

  • noun a car driven by a person whose job is to take passengers where they want to go in exchange for money
    cab; taxicab; hack.
  • verb travel slowly
    • The plane taxied down the runway

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walking

  • noun the act of traveling by foot
    walk.
    • walking is a healthy form of exercise
  • verb use one's feet to advance; advance by steps
    walk.
    • Walk, don't run!
    • We walked instead of driving
    • She walks with a slight limp
    • The patient cannot walk yet
    • Walk over to the cabinet

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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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fly_contact

  • verb fly a plane by using visible landmarks or points of reference

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kite

  • noun a bank check that has been fraudulently altered to increase its face value
  • noun a bank check drawn on insufficient funds at another bank in order to take advantage of the float

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cruiser

  • noun a car in which policemen cruise the streets; equipped with radiotelephonic communications to headquarters
    squad car; police cruiser; prowl car; patrol car; police car.
  • noun a large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer

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show

  • noun the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining
    • a remarkable show of skill
  • noun something intended to communicate a particular impression
    display.
    • made a display of strength
    • a show of impatience
    • a good show of looking interested

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run_by

  • verb pass by while running
    • We watched children were running by

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alight

  • verb to come to rest, settle
    perch; light.
    • Misfortune lighted upon him
  • verb come down
    climb down.
    • the birds alighted

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joyride

  • noun a ride in a car taken solely for pleasure
    • they took their girlfriends for joyrides in stolen cars
  • verb ride in a car with no particular goal and just for the pleasure of it
    tool; tool around.
    • We tooled down the street

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airlift

  • noun transportation of people or goods by air (especially when other means of access are unavailable)
    lift.
  • verb fly people or goods to or from places not accessible by other means
    lift.
    • Food is airlifted into Bosnia

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mince

  • noun food chopped into small bits
    • a mince of mushrooms
  • verb make less severe or harsh
    moderate; soften.
    • He moderated his tone when the students burst out in tears

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trespass

  • noun a wrongful interference with the possession of property (personal property as well as realty), or the action instituted to recover damages
  • noun entry to another's property without right or permission
    violation; encroachment; usurpation; intrusion.

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press_of_canvas

  • noun the greatest amount of sail that a ship can carry safely
    press of sail.

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freight

  • noun goods carried by a large vehicle
    load; cargo; lading; shipment; loading; consignment; payload.
  • noun transporting goods commercially at rates cheaper than express rates
    freightage.

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corner

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

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stooge

  • noun a person of unquestioning obedience
    flunky; yes-man; flunkey.
  • noun a victim of ridicule or pranks
    laughingstock; goat; butt.

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james_harold_doolittle

  • noun United States Air Force officer who electrified the world in 1942 by leading a squadron of 16 bombers on a daylight raid over Tokyo (1896-1993)
    Doolittle; Jimmy Doolittle.

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fly_blind

  • verb fly an airplane solely by relying on instruments

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get_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    stand up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb get up and out of bed
    rise; turn out; uprise; arise.
    • I get up at 7 A.M. every day
    • They rose early
    • He uprose at night

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upwards

  • adverb spatially or metaphorically from a lower to a higher position
    upward; upwardly; up.
    • look up!
    • the music surged up
    • the fragments flew upwards
    • prices soared upwards
    • upwardly mobile
  • adverb to a later time
    upward; up.
    • they moved the meeting date up
    • from childhood upward

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circle_round

  • verb move around in a circular motion
    revolve around; circle around.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun

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guidance

  • noun something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
    counseling; direction; counsel; counselling.
  • noun the act of guiding or showing the way
    steering.

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go_along

  • verb cooperate or pretend to cooperate
    play along.
    • He decided to play along with the burglars for the moment
  • verb continue a certain state, condition, or activity
    keep; continue; proceed; go on.
    • Keep on working!
    • We continued to work into the night
    • Keep smiling
    • We went on working until well past midnight

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shimmer

  • noun a weak and tremulous light
    play.
    • the shimmer of colors on iridescent feathers
    • the play of light on the water
  • verb shine with a weak or fitful light
    • Beech leaves shimmered in the moonlight

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jazz

  • noun empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
    nothingness; malarky; idle words; malarkey; wind.
    • that's a lot of wind
    • don't give me any of that jazz
  • noun a genre of popular music that originated in New Orleans around 1900 and developed through increasingly complex styles

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manoeuvre

  • noun a plan for attaining a particular goal
    maneuver; tactics; tactic.
  • noun a military training exercise
    maneuver; simulated military operation.

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tacking

  • noun a loose temporary sewing stitch to hold layers of fabric together
    basting stitch; baste; basting.
  • noun (nautical) the act of changing tack
    tack.

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combat_pilot

  • noun airplane pilot who fights in an action between two military forces

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override

  • noun a manually operated device to correct the operation of an automatic device
  • noun the act of nullifying; making null and void; counteracting or overriding the effect or force of something
    nullification.

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riding

  • noun the sport of siting on the back of a horse while controlling its movements
    horseback riding; equitation.
  • noun travel by being carried on horseback
    horseback riding.

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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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double_back

  • verb retrace one's course
    turn back; backtrack.
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back

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maiden_voyage

  • noun the first voyage of its kind
    • in 1912 the ocean liner Titanic sank on its maiden voyage

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runnable

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junk

  • noun the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up
    dust; detritus; debris; rubble.
  • noun any of various Chinese boats with a high poop and lugsails

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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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fording

  • noun the act of crossing a stream or river by wading or in a car or on a horse
    ford.
  • verb cross a river where it's shallow
    ford.

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topple

  • verb fall down, as if collapsing
    tumble.
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
  • verb cause to topple or tumble by pushing
    tip; tumble.

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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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stomp

  • noun a dance involving a rhythmical stamping step
  • verb walk heavily
    stamp; stump.
    • The men stomped through the snow in their heavy boots

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express

  • noun mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
    express mail.
  • noun public transport consisting of a fast train or bus that makes only a few scheduled stops
    limited.
    • he caught the express to New York

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coast

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

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whistle

  • noun the sound made by something moving rapidly or by steam coming out of a small aperture
    whistling.
  • noun the act of signalling (e.g., summoning) by whistling or blowing a whistle
    whistling.
    • the whistle signalled the end of the game

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hie

  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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lighter

  • noun a substance used to ignite or kindle a fire
    ignitor; igniter.
  • noun a device for lighting or igniting fuel or charges or fires
    light; ignitor; igniter.
    • do you have a light?

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compass

  • noun navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; 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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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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trade

  • noun the commercial exchange (buying and selling on domestic or international markets) of goods and services
    • Venice was an important center of trade with the East
    • they are accused of conspiring to constrain trade
  • noun the skilled practice of a practical occupation
    craft.
    • he learned his trade as an apprentice

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wring

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

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drydock

  • noun a large dock from which water can be pumped out; used for building ships or for repairing a ship below its waterline
    graving dock; dry dock.
  • verb maneuver (a ship) into a drydock
    dry-dock.

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stroll

  • noun a leisurely walk (usually in some public place)
    promenade; perambulation; amble; saunter.
  • verb walk leisurely and with no apparent aim
    saunter.

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elapse

  • verb pass by
    go along; lapse; slip away; go by; glide by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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traverser

  • noun someone who moves or passes across
    • the traversers slowly ascended the mountain

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airman

  • noun someone who operates an aircraft
    flier; flyer; aeronaut; aviator.

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turn_back

  • verb retrace one's course
    double back; backtrack.
    • The hikers got into a storm and had to turn back
  • verb go back to a previous state
    retrovert; return; revert; regress.
    • We reverted to the old rules

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racing

  • noun the sport of engaging in contests of speed
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; hasten; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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rowing

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

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motorboat

  • noun a boat propelled by an internal-combustion engine
    powerboat.
  • verb ride in a motorboat

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steamer

  • noun a clam that is usually steamed in the shell
    long-neck clam; steamer clam; soft-shell clam.
  • noun a cooking utensil that can be used to cook food by steaming it

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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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rappel

  • noun (mountaineering) a descent of a vertical cliff or wall made by using a doubled rope that is fixed to a higher point and wrapped around the body
    abseil.
  • verb lower oneself with a rope coiled around the body from a mountainside
    abseil; rope down.
    • The ascent was easy--roping down the mountain would be much more difficult and dangerous
    • You have to learn how to abseil when you want to do technical climbing

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