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overshoot (Also overshooting, overshot, overshoots) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to overshoot

concept

  • noun an abstract or general idea inferred or derived from specific instances
    conception; construct.

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polling_place

  • noun a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
    polling station.

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deliver_the_goods

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; bring home the bacon.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won

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shoot_for

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; draw a bead on; aim.

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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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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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birthplace

  • noun the place where someone was born
    place of birth.
  • noun where something originated or was nurtured in its early existence
    provenance; cradle; provenience; place of origin.
    • the birthplace of civilization

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zone

  • noun a locally circumscribed place characterized by some distinctive features
  • noun any of the regions of the surface of the Earth loosely divided according to latitude or longitude
    geographical zone.

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environment

  • noun the totality of surrounding conditions
    • he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room
  • noun the area in which something exists or lives
    surroundings; environs; surround.
    • the country--the flat agricultural surround

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to

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

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charge

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

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blaze

  • noun a strong flame that burns brightly
    blazing.
    • the blaze spread rapidly
  • noun a cause of difficulty and suffering
    hell.
    • war is hell
    • go to blazes

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nail_down

  • verb succeed in obtaining a position
    nail; peg.
    • He nailed down a spot at Harvard
  • verb define clearly
    pin down; narrow down; narrow; specify; peg down.
    • I cannot narrow down the rules for this game

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hideout

  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    den; hideaway.

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crest

  • noun the top line of a hill, mountain, or wave
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; summit; peak.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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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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artilleryman

  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    cannoneer; machine gunner; gunner.

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ladle

  • noun a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another
  • verb put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle
    • ladle soup into the bowl

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far

  • adjective located at a great distance in time or space or degree
    • we come from a far country
    • far corners of the earth
    • the far future
    • a far journey
    • the far side of the road
    • far from the truth
    • far in the future
  • noun a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
    Army for the Liberation of Rwanda; Interahamwe; ALIR; Former Armed Forces.
    • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists

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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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nest

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

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blast

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

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arrange

  • verb put into a proper or systematic order
    set up.
    • arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order
  • verb make arrangements for
    fix up.
    • Can you arrange a meeting with the President?

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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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snuggle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    nestle; cuddle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; nestle; cuddle; draw close.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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venue

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; locus.
  • noun in law: the jurisdiction where a trial will be held

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gun

  • noun a weapon that discharges a missile at high velocity (especially from a metal tube or barrel)
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; artillery.

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trench

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

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way_station

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    stopover.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a small railway station between the principal stations or a station where the train stops only on a signal
    whistle stop; flag stop.

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settle

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

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poll

  • noun an inquiry into public opinion conducted by interviewing a random sample of people
    canvass; public opinion poll; opinion poll.
  • noun the top of the head
    crown; pate.

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stratify

  • verb divide society into social classes or castes
    • Income distribution often stratifies a society
  • verb form layers or strata
    • The rock stratifies

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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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scour

  • noun a place that is scoured (especially by running water)
  • verb examine minutely
    • The police scoured the country for the fugitive

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nesting_place

  • noun a place suitable for nesting

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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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sit_down

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

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set_up

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

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bacon

  • noun back and sides of a hog salted and dried or smoked; usually sliced thin and fried
  • noun English scientist and Franciscan monk who stressed the importance of experimentation; first showed that air is required for combustion and first used lenses to correct vision (1220-1292)
    Roger Bacon.

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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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pull_off

  • verb pull or pull out sharply
    tweak; pick off; pluck.
    • pluck the flowers off the bush
  • verb cause to withdraw
    • We pulled this firm off the project because they overcharged

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sign

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

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nail

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

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rate

  • noun a magnitude or frequency relative to a time unit
    • they traveled at a rate of 55 miles per hour
    • the rate of change was faster than expected
  • noun amount of a charge or payment relative to some basis
    charge per unit.
    • a 10-minute phone call at that rate would cost $5

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design

  • noun the act of working out the form of something (as by making a sketch or outline or plan)
    designing.
    • he contributed to the design of a new instrument
  • noun an arrangement scheme
    plan.
    • 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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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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sepulchre

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulcher; sepulture; burial chamber.

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fly_ball

  • noun (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
    fly.

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t-junction

  • noun a junction where two roads or pipes etc. meet to form a T

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triggerman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; hitman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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luck_out

  • verb succeed by luck
    hit the jackpot.
    • I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot

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landing_approach

  • noun the approach to a landing field by an airplane

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set_down

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

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bird

  • noun warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings
  • noun the flesh of a bird or fowl (wild or domestic) used as food
    fowl.

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machine_gun

  • noun a rapidly firing automatic gun (often mounted)
  • verb shoot with a machine gun

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den

  • noun the habitation of wild animals
    lair.
  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    hideout; hideaway.

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degree

  • noun a position on a scale of intensity or amount or quality
    grade; level.
    • a moderate grade of intelligence
    • a high level of care is required
    • it is all a matter of degree
  • noun a specific identifiable position in a continuum or series or especially in a process
    point; stage; level.
    • a remarkable degree of frankness
    • at what stage are the social sciences?

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exchange

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

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shelve

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

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localisation

  • noun (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
    localization of function; localization; localization principle; localisation of function; localisation principle.
  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    fix; locating; location; localization.
    • he got a good fix on the target

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plunker

  • noun (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
    plunk.

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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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win

  • noun a victory (as in a race or other competition)
    • he was happy to get the win
  • noun something won (especially money)
    winnings; profits.

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economics

  • noun the branch of social science that deals with the production and distribution and consumption of goods and services and their management
    economic science; political economy.

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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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coffin

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

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wave-off

  • noun an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
    go-around; overshoot.

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pillow

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

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intersperse

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

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jar

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

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manage

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    negociate; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb be in charge of, act on, or dispose of
    handle; deal; care.
    • I can deal with this crew of workers
    • This blender can't handle nuts
    • She managed her parents' affairs after they got too old

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replace

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

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thrust

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

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instal

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

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blank_space

  • noun a blank area
    place; space.
    • write your name in the space provided

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postpose

  • verb place after another constituent in the sentence
    • Japanese postposes the adpositions, whereas English preposes them

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pigeonhole

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

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prey

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun animal hunted or caught for food
    quarry.

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strike

  • noun a group's refusal to work in protest against low pay or bad work conditions
    work stoppage.
    • the strike lasted more than a month before it was settled
  • noun an attack that is intended to seize or inflict damage on or destroy an objective
    • the strike was scheduled to begin at dawn

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cram

  • verb crowd or pack to capacity
    wad; ram; jampack; jam; chock up.
    • the theater was jampacked
  • verb put something somewhere so that the space is completely filled
    • cram books into the suitcase

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holy

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy place.
  • adjective belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

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swing_out

  • verb make a big sweeping gesture or movement
    sweep; swing.

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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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stick

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

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hole

  • noun an opening into or through something
  • noun an opening deliberately made in or through something

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hold

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

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overrun

  • noun too much production or more than expected
    overproduction.
  • verb invade in great numbers
    infest.
    • the roaches infested our kitchen

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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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cap

  • noun a tight-fitting headdress
  • noun a top (as for a bottle)

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purge

  • noun the act of clearing yourself (or another) from some stigma or charge
    purgation; purging.
  • noun an act of removing by cleansing; ridding of sediment or other undesired elements
    purging.

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install

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

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island

  • noun a land mass (smaller than a continent) that is surrounded by water
  • noun a zone or area resembling an island

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arrive

  • verb reach a destination; arrive by movement or progress
    come; get.
    • She arrived home at 7 o'clock
    • She didn't get to Chicago until after midnight
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; make it; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!

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aspirant

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; wannabee; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    wishful; aspiring.

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gunfire

  • noun the act of shooting a gun
    gunshot.
    • the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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challenging

  • adjective satellite requiring full use of your abilities or resources
    ambitious.
    • ambitious schedule
    • performed the most challenging task without a mistake
  • verb take exception to
    challenge; gainsay; dispute.
    • She challenged his claims

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artillery

  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; ordnance; gun.
  • noun an army unit that uses big guns
    artillery unit.

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high

  • noun a lofty level or position or degree
    • summer temperatures reached an all-time high
  • noun an air mass of higher than normal pressure
    • the east coast benefits from a Bermuda high

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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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attain

  • verb to gain with effort
    accomplish; reach; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks
  • verb reach a point in time, or a certain state or level
    hit; reach.
    • The thermometer hit 100 degrees
    • This car can reach a speed of 140 miles per hour

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place_down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    put down; set down.
    • set down your bags here

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lay_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    stop over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb place on top of
    superimpose; superpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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end

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

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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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trapshooter

  • noun a person who engages in shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled into the air by a trap

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gun_for_hire

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo.

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range

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

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arrangement

  • noun the thing arranged or agreed to
    agreement.
    • they made arrangements to meet in Chicago
  • noun an orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging
    • a flower arrangement

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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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hitman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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bunt

  • noun (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
  • noun disease of wheat characterized by replacement of the grains with greasy masses of smelly smut spores
    stinking smut.

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plant

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

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look_out_over

  • verb be oriented in a certain direction
    overlook; look out on; look across.
    • The house looks out on a tennis court
    • The apartment overlooks the Hudson

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aspiring

  • adjective satellite desiring or striving for recognition or advancement
    wishful; aspirant.
  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; draw a bead on; shoot for; aim.

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tee_up

  • verb make detailed arrangements or preparations
  • verb place on a tee
    tee.
    • tee golf balls

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spot

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

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lay

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

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carrefour

  • noun a junction where one street or road crosses another
    crossing; crossroad; intersection; crossway.

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loading_area

  • noun a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
    loading zone.

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prepose

  • verb place before another constituent in the sentence; Japanese postposes them"
    • English preposes the adpositions

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reposition

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

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occasions

  • noun something you have to do
    • he minded his own specialized occasions
  • noun an event that occurs at a critical time
    juncture; occasion.
    • at such junctures he always had an impulse to leave
    • it was needed only on special occasions

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stick_in

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

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succeeder

  • noun a person with a record of successes
    achiever; winner; success.
    • his son would never be the achiever that his father was
    • only winners need apply
    • if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success

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deposit

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

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hilltop

  • noun the peak of a hill
    brow.
    • the sun set behind the brow of distant hills

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dream

  • noun a series of mental images and emotions occurring during sleep
    dreaming.
    • I had a dream about you last night
  • noun imaginative thoughts indulged in while awake
    dreaming.
    • he lives in a dream that has nothing to do with reality

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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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roundabout

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    traffic circle; circle; rotary.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    whirligig; carrousel; carousel; merry-go-round.

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carry_off

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; negociate; bring off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state
    bear off; take away; carry away; bear away.
    • Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands
    • The car carried us off to the meeting
    • I'll take you away on a holiday
    • I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry

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over

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

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move

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

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enclose

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

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gunslinger

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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put_in

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

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fix

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

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striking

  • noun the physical coming together of two or more things
    impinging; contact.
    • contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull
  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hitting; hit.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit

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dispose

  • verb give, sell, or transfer to another
    • She disposed of her parents' possessions
  • verb throw or cast away
    cast aside; throw away; fling; toss; cast away; chuck out; throw out; cast out; put away; discard; toss out; toss away.
    • Put away your worries

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stopover

  • noun a stopping place on a journey
    way station.
    • there is a stopover to change planes in Chicago
  • noun a brief stay in the course of a journey
    stop; layover.
    • they made a stopover to visit their friends

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imbricate

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

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crash

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

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propose

  • verb make a proposal, declare a plan for something
    advise; suggest.
    • the senator proposed to abolish the sales tax
  • verb present for consideration, examination, criticism, etc.
    project.
    • He proposed a new plan for dealing with terrorism
    • She proposed a new theory of relativity

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collide

  • verb be incompatible; be or come into conflict
    jar; clash.
    • These colors clash
  • verb cause to collide
    • The physicists collided the particles

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introduce

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

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ambition

  • noun a cherished desire
    aspiration; dream.
    • his ambition is to own his own business
  • noun a strong drive for success
    ambitiousness.

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go-around

  • noun an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
    overshoot; wave-off.

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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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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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crossing

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

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luck

  • noun your overall circumstances or condition in life (including everything that happens to you)
    fortune; destiny; fate; portion; lot; circumstances.
    • whatever my fortune may be
    • deserved a better fate
    • has a happy lot
    • the luck of the Irish
    • a victim of circumstances
    • success that was her portion
  • noun an unknown and unpredictable phenomenon that causes an event to result one way rather than another
    chance; fortune; hazard.
    • bad luck caused his downfall
    • we ran into each other by pure chance

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groundball

  • noun (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
    grounder; ground ball; hopper.

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burial

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    interment; sepulture; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun concealing something under the ground
    burying.

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sharpshooter

  • noun an athlete noted for accurate aim
  • noun someone skilled in shooting
    crack shot; marksman.

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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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railway_junction

  • noun a junction where two or more railway lines meet or cross

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pan_out

  • verb be a success
    • The idea panned out
  • verb wash dirt in a pan to separate out the precious minerals
    pan off; pan.

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positioner

  • noun (computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track
    rotary actuator.

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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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accomplish

  • verb put in effect
    fulfil; execute; carry out; carry through; action; fulfill.
    • carry out a task
    • execute the decision of the people
    • He actioned the operation
  • verb to gain with effort
    reach; attain; achieve.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks

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space

  • noun the unlimited expanse in which everything is located
    infinite.
    • they tested his ability to locate objects in space
    • the boundless regions of the infinite
  • noun an empty area (usually bounded in some way between things)
    • the architect left space in front of the building
    • they stopped at an open space in the jungle
    • the space between his teeth

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open

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

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trapshooting

  • noun the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
    skeet; skeet shooting.

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come_up_to

  • verb speak to someone
    accost; address.

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target_area

  • noun the location of the target that is to be hit
    target.

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dominate

  • verb be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance
    prevail; reign; rule; predominate.
    • Money reigns supreme here
    • Hispanics predominate in this neighborhood
  • verb be in control
    • Her husband completely dominates her

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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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localization

  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    localisation; fix; locating; location.
    • he got a good fix on the target
  • noun (physiology) the principle that specific functions have relatively circumscribed locations in some particular part or organ of the body
    localization of function; localization principle; localisation of function; localisation; localisation principle.

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sepulcher

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulture; burial chamber.

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emulation

  • noun ambition to equal or excel
  • noun (computer science) technique of one machine obtaining the same results as another

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wannabe

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; wannabee; aspirant; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes

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put

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

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superimpose

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

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service

  • noun work done by one person or group that benefits another
    • budget separately for goods and services
  • noun an act of help or assistance
    • he did them a service

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countershot

  • noun a return shot; a retaliatory shot

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positioning

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; location; position; locating.
  • verb cause to be in an appropriate place, state, or relation
    position.

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thing

  • noun a special situation
    • this thing has got to end
    • it is a remarkable thing
  • noun an action
    • how could you do such a thing?

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place

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

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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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aspire

  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    draw a bead on; shoot for; aim.

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think

  • noun an instance of deliberate thinking
    • I need to give it a good think
  • verb judge or regard; look upon; judge
    conceive; believe; consider.
    • I think he is very smart
    • I believe her to be very smart
    • I think that he is her boyfriend
    • The racist conceives such people to be inferior

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feed

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

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gunshot

  • noun the act of shooting a gun
    gunfire.
    • the gunfire endangered innocent bystanders
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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purport

  • noun the intended meaning of a communication
    intent; spirit.
  • noun the pervading meaning or tenor
    drift.
    • caught the general drift of the conversation

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overshoot

  • noun an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
    go-around; wave-off.
  • verb shoot beyond or over (a target)

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misplace

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

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range_in

  • verb direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
    zero in; home in.

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blank

  • noun a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
    space.
    • he said the space is the most important character in the alphabet
  • noun a blank gap or missing part
    lacuna.

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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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get_in

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

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miss

  • noun a young woman
    young woman; fille; missy; girl; young lady.
    • a young lady of 18
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    misfire.

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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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bring_home_the_bacon

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; succeed; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
  • verb supply means of subsistence; earn a living
    provide.
    • He provides for his large family by working three jobs
    • Women nowadays not only take care of the household but also bring home the bacon

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district

  • noun a region marked off for administrative or other purposes
    territory; territorial dominion; dominion.
  • verb regulate housing in; of certain areas of towns
    zone.

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top

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

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heights

  • noun a high place
    high.
    • they stood on high and observed the countryside
    • he doesn't like heights
  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness; height.

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checkpoint

  • noun a place (as at a frontier) where travellers are stopped for inspection and clearance

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station

  • noun a facility equipped with special equipment and personnel for a particular purpose
    • he started looking for a gas station
    • the train pulled into the station
  • noun proper or designated social situation
    place.
    • he overstepped his place
    • the responsibilities of a man in his station
    • married above her station

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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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overshoot

  • noun an approach that fails and gives way to another attempt
    go-around; wave-off.
  • verb shoot beyond or over (a target)

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quarry

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; target.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt
  • noun a surface excavation for extracting stone or slate
    stone pit; pit.
    • a British term for `quarry' is `stone pit'

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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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tee

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

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showplace

  • noun a place that is frequently exhibited and visited for its historical interest or natural beauty

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butt

  • noun thick end of the handle
    butt end.
  • noun the part of a plant from which the roots spring or the part of a stalk or trunk nearest the roots

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traffic_circle

  • noun a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island
    circle; rotary; roundabout.
    • the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary

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population

  • noun the people who inhabit a territory or state
    • the population seemed to be well fed and clothed
  • noun a group of organisms of the same species inhabiting a given area
    • they hired hunters to keep down the deer population

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target

  • noun a reference point to shoot at
    mark.
    • his arrow hit the mark
  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    fair game; prey; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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aspiration

  • noun a will to succeed
  • noun a cherished desire
    dream; ambition.
    • his ambition is to own his own business

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zero

  • noun a quantity of no importance
    cypher; aught; zip; nil; nada; 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 mathematical element that when added to another number yields the same number
    0; nought; cipher; cypher.

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bed

  • noun a piece of furniture that provides a place to sleep
    • he sat on the edge of the bed
    • the room had only a bed and chair
  • noun a plot of ground in which plants are growing
    • the gardener planted a bed of roses

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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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wannabee

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; aspirant; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes

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impinge_on

  • verb hit against; come into sudden contact with
    strike; run into; hit; collide with.
    • The car hit a tree
    • He struck the table with his elbow

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ground_zero

  • noun the target of a projectile (as a bomb or missile)
  • noun the site of the World Trade Center before it was destroyed

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seed

  • noun a small hard fruit
  • noun a mature fertilized plant ovule consisting of an embryo and its food source and having a protective coat or testa

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lurk

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

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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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mountain

  • noun a land mass that projects well above its surroundings; higher than a hill
    mount.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; deal; wad; muckle; pile; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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golf_shot

  • noun the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    golf stroke; swing.

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gunner

  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    artilleryman; cannoneer; machine gunner.

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screamer

  • noun someone who communicates vocally in a very loud voice
    bellower; bawler; yeller; roarer; shouter; screecher.
  • noun a sensational newspaper headline

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take

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

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objective

  • noun the goal intended to be attained (and which is believed to be attainable)
    aim; object; target.
    • the sole object of her trip was to see her children
  • noun the lens or system of lenses in a telescope or microscope that is nearest the object being viewed
    object glass; objective lens; object lens.

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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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object

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

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lurking_place

  • noun a place suitable for lurking

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siphon

  • noun a tube running from the liquid in a vessel to a lower level outside the vessel so that atmospheric pressure forces the liquid through the tube
    syphon.
  • noun a tubular organ in an aquatic animal (especially in mollusks) through which water can be taken in or expelled
    syphon.

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hired

  • adjective satellite having services engaged for a fee
    • hired hands
    • a hired gun
  • verb engage or hire for work
    employ; hire; engage.
    • They hired two new secretaries in the department
    • How many people has she employed?

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firing_off

  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing.

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catton

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letter

  • noun a written message addressed to a person or organization
    missive.
    • mailed an indignant letter to the editor
  • noun the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
    alphabetic character; letter of the alphabet.
    • his grandmother taught him his letters

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capacity

  • noun capability to perform or produce
    • among his gifts is his capacity for true altruism
    • limited runway capacity
    • a great capacity for growth
  • noun the susceptibility of something to a particular treatment
    capability.
    • the capability of a metal to be fused

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look_across

  • verb be oriented in a certain direction
    look out over; overlook; look out on.
    • The house looks out on a tennis court
    • The apartment overlooks the Hudson

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grave

  • noun death of a person
    • he went to his grave without forgiving me
    • from cradle to grave
  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    tomb.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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topographic

  • adjective concerned with topography
    topographical.
    • a topographical engineer
    • a topographical survey
    • topographic maps

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placement

  • noun the spatial property of the way in which something is placed
    arrangement.
    • the arrangement of the furniture
    • the placement of the chairs
  • noun contact established between applicants and prospective employees
    • the agency provided placement services

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misfire

  • noun an explosion that fails to occur
    dud.
  • noun a failure to hit (or meet or find etc)
    miss.

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shooter

  • noun a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles
    taw.
  • noun a person who shoots (usually with respect to their ability to shoot)
    shot.
    • he is a crack shot
    • a poor shooter

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rotary

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

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rendezvous

  • noun a meeting planned at a certain time and place
  • noun a place where people meet
    • he was waiting for them at the rendezvous

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barrel

  • noun a tube through which a bullet travels when a gun is fired
    gun barrel.
  • noun a cylindrical container that holds liquids
    cask.

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ground_ball

  • noun (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
    grounder; groundball; hopper.

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perch

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

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recess

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

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golf

  • noun a game played on a large open course with 9 or 18 holes; the object is use as few strokes as possible in playing all the holes
    golf game.
  • verb play golf

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fair_game

  • noun a person who is the aim of an attack (especially a victim of ridicule or exploitation) by some hostile person or influence
    prey; target; quarry.
    • he fell prey to muggers
    • everyone was fair game
    • the target of a manhunt

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stand_up

  • verb rise to one's feet
    get up; rise; uprise; arise.
    • The audience got up and applauded
  • verb refuse to back down; remain solid under criticism or attack

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hopper

  • noun funnel-shaped receptacle; contents pass by gravity into a receptacle below
  • noun someone who hops
    • at hopscotch, the best hoppers are the children

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aspirer

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    hopeful; wannabee; aspirant; wannabe.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes

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bring

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

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headshot

  • noun a photograph of a person's head
  • noun an attempt to put the soccer ball into the net by using the head

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scorcher

  • noun an extremely hot day
  • noun a very hard hit ball
    screamer.

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bus_stop

  • noun a place on a bus route where buses stop to discharge and take on passengers

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ground

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

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foreshoot

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winner

  • noun the contestant who wins the contest
    victor.
  • noun a gambler who wins a bet

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hopeful

  • noun an ambitious and aspiring young person
    wannabee; aspirant; wannabe; aspirer.
    • a lofty aspirant
    • two executive hopefuls joined the firm
    • the audience was full of Madonna wannabes
  • adjective having or manifesting hope
    • a line of people hopeful of obtaining tickets
    • found a hopeful way of attacking the problem

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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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achieve

  • verb to gain with effort
    accomplish; reach; attain.
    • she achieved her goal despite setbacks

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jackpot

  • noun the cumulative amount involved in a game (such as poker)
    pot; kitty.
  • noun any outstanding award

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draw_a_bead_on

  • verb aim with a gun
    • The hunter drew a bead on the rabbit
  • verb have an ambitious plan or a lofty goal
    aspire; shoot for; aim.

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hit

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

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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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rack_up

  • verb gain points in a game
    tally; score; hit.
    • The home team scored many times
    • He hit a home run
    • He hit .300 in the past season
  • verb place in a rack
    • rack pool balls

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stop

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

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home_in

  • verb direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
    zero in; range in.

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breast

  • noun the front of the trunk from the neck to the abdomen
    chest.
    • he beat his breast in anger
  • noun either of two soft fleshy milk-secreting glandular organs on the chest of a woman
    titty; tit; bosom; knocker; boob.

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bead

  • noun a small ball with a hole through the middle
  • noun a shape that is spherical and small
    pearl; drop.
    • he studied the shapes of low-viscosity drops
    • beads of sweat on his forehead

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volatility

  • noun the property of changing readily from a solid or liquid to a vapor
  • noun the trait of being unpredictably irresolute
    unpredictability.
    • the volatility of the market drove many investors away

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smash

  • noun a vigorous blow
    knock; bang; belt; bash.
    • the sudden knock floored him
    • he took a bash right in his face
    • he got a bang on the head
  • noun a serious collision (especially of motor vehicles)
    smash-up.

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pinnacle

  • noun (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress of tower
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; acme; top; height; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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mastaba

  • noun an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
    mastabah.
    • the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba

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place_of_birth

  • noun the place where someone was born
    birthplace.

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make_it

  • verb continue in existence after (an adversity, etc.)
    survive; pull round; come through; pull through.
    • He survived the cancer against all odds
  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; arrive; go far.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!

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gunman

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; torpedo; gun for hire.
  • noun a person who shoots a gun (as regards their ability)
    gun.

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locating

  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; location; position.
  • noun a determination of the place where something is
    localisation; fix; location; localization.
    • he got a good fix on the target

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set

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

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fair

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

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locale

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    venue; locus.

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puddle

  • noun a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry
  • noun a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid
    pool.
    • there were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain
    • the body lay in a pool of blood

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seat

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

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achiever

  • noun a person with a record of successes
    succeeder; winner; success.
    • his son would never be the achiever that his father was
    • only winners need apply
    • if you want to be a success you have to dress like a success

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migration

  • noun the movement of persons from one country or locality to another
  • noun a group of people migrating together (especially in some given time period)

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sanctum

  • noun a place of inviolable privacy
    sanctum sanctorum.
    • he withdrew to his sanctum sanctorum, where the children could never go
  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    holy place; holy.

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contusion

  • noun an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
    bruise.
  • noun the action of bruising
    • the bruise resulted from a contusion

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mecca

  • noun a place that attracts many visitors
    • New York is a mecca for young artists
  • noun joint capital (with Riyadh) of Saudi Arabia; located in western Saudi Arabia; as the birthplace of Muhammad it is the holiest city of Islam

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emplace

  • verb provide a new emplacement for guns
  • verb put into place or position
    • the box with the ancestors' ashes was emplaced on the top shelf of the house altar

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away

  • adjective satellite not present; having left
    • he's away right now
    • you must not allow a stranger into the house when your mother is away
  • adjective used of an opponent's ground
    • an away game

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pump

  • noun a mechanical device that moves fluid or gas by pressure or suction
  • noun the hollow muscular organ located behind the sternum and between the lungs; its rhythmic contractions move the blood through the body
    heart; ticker.
    • he stood still, his heart thumping wildly

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settle_down

  • verb settle into a position, usually on a surface or ground
    settle.
    • dust settled on the roofs
  • verb become settled or established and stable in one's residence or life style
    settle; root; take root; steady down.
    • He finally settled down

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abrade

  • verb wear away
    corrade; rub off; abrase; rub down.
  • verb rub hard or scrub
    scour.
    • scour the counter tops

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torpedo

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; gun for hire.
  • noun a large sandwich made of a long crusty roll split lengthwise and filled with meats and cheese (and tomato and onion and lettuce and condiments); different names are used in different sections of the United States
    wedge; bomber; hero; sub; hero sandwich; poor boy; submarine; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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hit_the_jackpot

  • verb succeed by luck
    luck out.
    • I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot

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approach

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

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across

  • adverb to the opposite side
    • the football field was 300 feet across
  • adverb transversely
    crosswise; crossways.
    • the marble slabs were cut across

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emplacement

  • noun military installation consisting of a prepared position for siting a weapon
  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    placement; positioning; location; position; locating.

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juxtapose

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

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crack_shot

  • noun someone skilled in shooting
    sharpshooter; marksman.

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deliver

  • verb deliver (a speech, oration, or idea)
    present.
    • The commencement speaker presented a forceful speech that impressed the students
  • verb bring to a destination, make a delivery
    • our local super market delivers

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posit

  • noun (logic) a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
    postulate.
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    fix; situate; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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succeed

  • verb attain success or reach a desired goal
    win; come through; bring home the bacon; deliver the goods.
    • The enterprise succeeded
    • We succeeded in getting tickets to the show
    • she struggled to overcome her handicap and won
  • verb be the successor (of)
    come after; follow.
    • Carter followed Ford
    • Will Charles succeed to the throne?

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key

  • noun metal device shaped in such a way that when it is inserted into the appropriate lock the lock's mechanism can be rotated
  • noun something crucial for explaining
    • the key to development is economic integration

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look_out_on

  • verb be oriented in a certain direction
    look out over; overlook; look across.
    • The house looks out on a tennis court
    • The apartment overlooks the Hudson

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come

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

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exchange_rate

  • noun the charge for exchanging currency of one country for currency of another
    rate of exchange.

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grail

  • noun the object of any prolonged endeavor
  • noun (legend) chalice used by Christ at the Last Supper
    Holy Grail; Sangraal.

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come_through

  • verb penetrate
    break through.
    • The sun broke through the clouds
    • The rescue team broke through the wall in the mine shaft
  • verb succeed in reaching a real or abstract destination after overcoming problems
    get through.
    • We finally got through the bureaucracy and could talk to the Minister

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railway

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway line; railroad; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun a line of track providing a runway for wheels
    railroad track; railroad.
    • he walked along the railroad track

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undershoot

  • verb fall short of (the runway) in a landing
    • The plane undershot the runway
  • verb shoot short of or below (a target)

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load

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

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point

  • noun a geometric element that has position but no extension
    • a point is defined by its coordinates
  • noun the precise location of something; a spatially limited location
    • she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street

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wall

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

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sweep

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

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height

  • noun the vertical dimension of extension; distance from the base of something to the top
    tallness.
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; summit; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession

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header

  • noun a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
    head; heading.
    • the heading seemed to have little to do with the text
  • noun horizontal beam used as a finishing piece over a door or window
    lintel.

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underlay

  • noun a pad placed under a carpet
    carpet pad; underlayment; rug pad.
  • verb raise or support (the level of printing) by inserting a piece of paper or cardboard under the type
    • underlay the plate

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speak

  • verb express in speech
    verbalise; verbalize; mouth; utter; talk.
    • She talks a lot of nonsense
    • This depressed patient does not verbalize
  • verb exchange thoughts; talk with
    talk.
    • We often talk business
    • Actions talk louder than words

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overlook

  • noun a high place affording a good view
  • verb look past, fail to notice

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hitting

  • noun the act of contacting one thing with another
    hit; striking.
    • repeated hitting raised a large bruise
    • after three misses she finally got a hit
  • verb cause to move by striking
    hit.
    • hit a ball

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turn_to

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

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basic

  • noun (usually plural) a necessary commodity for which demand is constant
    staple.
  • noun a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code; no longer in general use

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fire

  • noun the event of something burning (often destructive)
    • they lost everything in the fire
  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    firing.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire

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cannoneer

  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    artilleryman; machine gunner; gunner.

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hit_man

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    gunslinger; hired gun; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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determination

  • noun the act of determining the properties of something, usually by research or calculation
    finding.
    • the determination of molecular structures
  • noun the quality of being determined to do or achieve something; firmness of purpose
    purpose.
    • his determination showed in his every movement
    • he is a man of purpose

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aviation

  • noun the aggregation of a country's military aircraft
    air power.
  • noun the operation of aircraft to provide transportation

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snipe

  • noun Old or New World straight-billed game bird of the sandpiper family; of marshy areas; similar to the woodcocks
  • noun a gunshot from a concealed location

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spirit

  • noun the vital principle or animating force within living things
  • noun the general atmosphere of a place or situation and the effect that it has on people
    flavour; look; feel; tone; flavor; feeling; smell.
    • the feel of the city excited him
    • a clergyman improved the tone of the meeting
    • it had the smell of treason

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ordnance

  • noun military supplies
    ordnance store; munition.
  • noun large but transportable armament
    heavy weapon; artillery; gun.

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look

  • noun the feelings expressed on a person's face
    facial expression; expression; aspect; face.
    • a sad expression
    • a look of triumph
    • an angry face
  • noun the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually
    looking; looking at.
    • he went out to have a look
    • his look was fixed on her eyes
    • he gave it a good looking at
    • his camera does his looking for him

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hole-in-the-wall

  • noun a small unpretentious out-of-the-way place
    • his office was a hole-in-the-wall

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bring_off

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; negociate; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs

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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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negociate

  • verb be successful; achieve a goal
    manage; bring off; carry off; pull off.
    • She succeeded in persuading us all
    • I managed to carry the box upstairs
    • She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it
    • The pianist negociated the difficult runs
  • verb sell or discount
    • negociate securities

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promising

  • adjective satellite showing possibility of achievement or excellence
    • a promising young man
  • verb make a promise or commitment
    assure; promise.

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ensconce

  • verb fix firmly
    settle.
    • He ensconced himself in the chair

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rotary_actuator

  • noun (computer science) the actuator that moves a read/write head to the proper data track
    positioner.

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cock

  • noun obscene terms for penis
    shaft; prick; tool; dick; putz; peter; pecker.
  • noun faucet consisting of a rotating device for regulating flow of a liquid
    stopcock; turncock.

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skeet_shooting

  • noun the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
    trapshooting; skeet.

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brow

  • noun the part of the face above the eyes
    forehead.
  • noun the arch of hair above each eye
    supercilium; eyebrow.

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it

  • noun the branch of engineering that deals with the use of computers and telecommunications to retrieve and store and transmit information
    information technology.

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middle

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; eye; center; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun an intermediate part or section
    • A whole is that which has beginning, middle, and end"- Aristotle

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in

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

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junction

  • noun the place where two or more things come together
  • noun the state of being joined together
    colligation; conjunction; conjugation.

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heavy_weapon

  • noun large but transportable armament
    ordnance; artillery; gun.

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baseline

  • noun an imaginary line or standard by which things are measured or compared
    • the established a baseline for the budget
  • noun the back line bounding each end of a tennis or handball court; when serving the server must not step over this line
    service line.

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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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potshot

  • noun a shot taken at an easy or casual target (as by a pothunter)
  • noun criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
    • reporters took potshots at the mayor

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scrub

  • noun dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
    bush; chaparral.
  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrubbing.

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pan

  • noun cooking utensil consisting of a wide metal vessel
    cooking pan.
  • noun (Greek mythology) god of fields and woods and shepherds and flocks; represented as a man with goat's legs and horns and ears; identified with Roman Sylvanus or Faunus
    goat god.

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ball

  • noun round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
  • noun a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    musket ball.
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

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hideaway

  • noun a hiding place; usually a remote place used by outlaws
    hideout; den.
  • noun an area where you can be alone
    retreat.

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recline

  • verb move the upper body backwards and down
    lean back.
  • verb cause to recline
    • She reclined her head on the pillow

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blaze_away

  • verb perform (an acting passage) brilliantly and rapidly
    • Mr. Jones blazed away in one passage after another to loud applause
  • verb shoot rapidly and repeatedly
    blaze.
    • He blazed away at the men

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purpose

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; intent.
    • 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 what something is used for
    function; use; role.
    • the function of an auger is to bore holes
    • ballet is beautiful but what use is it?

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superpose

  • verb place (one geometric figure) upon another so that their perimeters coincide
  • verb place on top of
    lay over; superimpose.
    • can you superimpose the two images?

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off

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

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weapon

  • noun any instrument or instrumentality used in fighting or hunting
    arm; weapon system.
    • he was licensed to carry a weapon
  • noun a means of persuading or arguing
    artillery.
    • he used all his conversational weapons

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command

  • noun an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
    bid; dictation; bidding.
  • noun a military unit or region under the control of a single officer

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bottle

  • noun a glass or plastic vessel used for storing drinks or other liquids; typically cylindrical without handles and with a narrow neck that can be plugged or capped
  • noun the quantity contained in a bottle
    bottleful.

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position

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

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model

  • noun a hypothetical description of a complex entity or process
    framework; theoretical account.
    • the computer program was based on a model of the circulatory and respiratory systems
  • noun a type of product
    • his car was an old model

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docket

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

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mountain_peak

  • noun the summit of a mountain

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migratory

  • adjective used of animals that move seasonally
    • migratory birds
  • adjective satellite habitually moving from place to place especially in search of seasonal work
    migrant.
    • appalled by the social conditions of migrant life
    • migratory workers

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repose

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

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localize

  • verb identify the location or place of
    localise; place.
    • We localized the source of the infection
  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localise; focalize; focalise.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye

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rest

  • noun something left after other parts have been taken away
    residue; residuum; residual; balance; remainder.
    • there was no remainder
    • he threw away the rest
    • he took what he wanted and I got the balance
  • noun freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility)
    ease; repose; relaxation.
    • took his repose by the swimming pool

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loading

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

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take_aim

  • verb point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
    aim; direct; train; take.
    • Please don't aim at your little brother!
    • He trained his gun on the burglar
    • Don't train your camera on the women
    • Take a swipe at one's opponent

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swinger

  • noun someone who swings sports implements
  • noun a person who engages freely in promiscuous sex
    tramp.

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grounder

  • noun (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
    ground ball; groundball; hopper.

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setting

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

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pile

  • noun a collection of objects laid on top of each other
    agglomerate; cumulus; heap; mound; cumulation.
  • noun (often followed by `of') a large number or amount or extent
    plenty; great deal; pot; sight; flock; mint; slew; mountain; deal; wad; muckle; lot; mickle; raft; quite a little; passel; hatful; mess; spate; heap; peck; stack; good deal; batch; tidy sum; mass.
    • a batch of letters
    • a deal of trouble
    • a lot of money
    • he made a mint on the stock market
    • see the rest of the winners in our huge passel of photos
    • it must have cost plenty
    • a slew of journalists
    • a wad of money

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location

  • noun a point or extent in space
  • noun the act of putting something in a certain place
    emplacement; placement; positioning; position; locating.

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crack

  • noun a long narrow opening
    crevice; cleft; scissure; fissure.
  • noun a narrow opening
    gap.
    • he opened the window a crack

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loading_zone

  • noun a stop where carriers can be loaded and unloaded
    loading area.

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crossroad

  • noun a junction where one street or road crosses another
    crossing; intersection; carrefour; crossway.

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golf_stroke

  • noun the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it
    golf shot; swing.

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solitude

  • noun a state of social isolation
    purdah.
  • noun the state or situation of being alone

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zero_in

  • verb direct onto a point or target, especially by automatic navigational aids
    home in; range in.
  • verb adjust (as by firing under test conditions) the zero of (a gun)
    zero.
    • He zeroed in his rifle at 200 yards

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around

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

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insert

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

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hiding_place

  • noun a place suitable for hiding something (such as yourself)

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displace

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

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game

  • noun a contest with rules to determine a winner
    • you need four people to play this game
  • noun a single play of a sport or other contest
    • the game lasted two hours

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traffic

  • noun the aggregation of things (pedestrians or vehicles) coming and going in a particular locality during a specified period of time
  • noun buying and selling; especially illicit trade

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crossway

  • noun a junction where one street or road crosses another
    crossing; crossroad; intersection; carrefour.

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birth

  • noun the time when something begins (especially life)
    • they divorced after the birth of the child
    • his election signaled the birth of a new age
  • noun the event of being born
    nativity; nascency; nascence.
    • they celebrated the birth of their first child

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intersection

  • noun a point where lines intersect
    intersection point; point of intersection.
  • noun a junction where one street or road crosses another
    crossing; crossroad; carrefour; crossway.

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put_down

  • verb cause to sit or seat or be in a settled position or place
    place down; set down.
    • set down your bags here
  • verb put in a horizontal position
    repose; lay.
    • lay the books on the table
    • lay the patient carefully onto the bed

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mastabah

  • noun an ancient Egyptian mud-brick tomb with a rectangular base and sloping sides and flat roof
    mastaba.
    • the Egyptian pyramids developed from the mastaba

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success

  • noun an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
    • let's call heads a success and tails a failure
    • the election was a remarkable success for the Whigs
  • noun an attainment that is successful
    • his success in the marathon was unexpected
    • his new play was a great success

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signal

  • noun any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
    signaling; sign.
    • signals from the boat suddenly stopped
  • noun any incitement to action
    • he awaited the signal to start
    • the victory was a signal for wild celebration

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chamber

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

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lose

  • verb fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
    • She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat
  • verb fail to win
    • We lost the battle but we won the war

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wind_up

  • verb finally be or do something
    finish; fetch up; land up; end up; finish up.
    • He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart
    • he wound up being unemployed and living at home again
  • verb give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

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clap

  • noun a sudden very loud noise
    bam; bang; blast; eruption.
  • noun a common venereal disease caused by the bacterium Neisseria gonorrhoeae; symptoms are painful urination and pain around the urethra
    gonorrhoea; gonorrhea.

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exceed

  • verb be greater in scope or size than some standard
    transcend; surpass.
    • Their loyalty exceeds their national bonds
  • verb be superior or better than some standard
    transcend; top; overstep; go past; pass.
    • She exceeded our expectations
    • She topped her performance of last year

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polling_station

  • noun a place where voters go to cast their votes in an election
    polling place.

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crown

  • noun the part of a tooth above the gum that is covered with enamel
  • noun the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
    • the colonies revolted against the Crown

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back

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

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overshift

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accost

  • verb speak to someone
    come up to; address.
  • verb approach with an offer of sexual favors
    hook; solicit.
    • he was solicited by a prostitute
    • The young man was caught soliciting in the park

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holy_place

  • noun a sacred place of pilgrimage
    sanctum; holy.

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sight

  • noun an instance of visual perception
    • the sight of his wife brought him back to reality
    • the train was an unexpected sight
  • noun anything that is seen
    • he was a familiar sight on the television
    • they went to Paris to see the sights

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burial_chamber

  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulcher; sepulture.

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home

  • noun where you live at a particular time
    place.
    • deliver the package to my home
    • he doesn't have a home to go to
    • your place or mine?
  • noun housing that someone is living in
    abode; dwelling house; dwelling; domicile; habitation.
    • he built a modest dwelling near the pond
    • they raise money to provide homes for the homeless

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go_far

  • verb succeed in a big way; get to the top
    get in; make it; arrive.
    • After he published his book, he had arrived
    • I don't know whether I can make it in science!
    • You will go far, my boy!
  • verb extend in importance or range
    go deep.
    • His accomplishments go far

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for

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

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lean

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

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microwave

  • noun a short electromagnetic wave (longer than infrared but shorter than radio waves); used for radar and microwave ovens and for transmitting telephone, facsimile, video and data
  • noun kitchen appliance that cooks food by passing an electromagnetic wave through it; heat results from the absorption of energy by the water molecules in the food
    microwave oven.

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peg

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

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situate

  • verb determine or indicate the place, site, or limits of, as if by an instrument or by a survey
    locate.
    • Our sense of sight enables us to locate objects in space
    • Locate the boundaries of the property
  • verb put (something somewhere) firmly
    posit; fix; deposit.
    • She posited her hand on his shoulder
    • deposit the suitcase on the bench
    • fix your eyes on this spot

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run

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

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skeet

  • noun the sport of shooting at clay pigeons that are hurled upward in such a way as to simulate the flight of a bird
    trapshooting; skeet shooting.

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business

  • noun a commercial or industrial enterprise and the people who constitute it
    business organisation; business concern; business organization; concern.
    • he bought his brother's business
    • a small mom-and-pop business
    • a racially integrated business concern
  • noun the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects
    commercial enterprise; business enterprise.
    • computers are now widely used in business

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reach

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

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pose

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

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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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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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service_area

  • noun place on a highway providing garage services and eating and toilet facilities

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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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hiding

  • noun the activity of keeping something secret
    concealing; concealment.
  • noun the state of being hidden
    • he went into hiding

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on

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

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good

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

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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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firing

  • noun the act of firing weapons or artillery at an enemy
    fire.
    • hold your fire until you can see the whites of their eyes
    • they retreated in the face of withering enemy fire
  • noun the act of discharging a gun
    discharge; firing off.

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open_fire

  • verb start firing a weapon
    fire.

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localise

  • verb identify the location or place of
    localize; place.
    • We localized the source of the infection
  • verb concentrate on a particular place or spot
    localize; focalize; focalise.
    • The infection has localized in the left eye

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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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act

  • noun a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
    enactment.
  • noun something that people do or cause to happen
    deed; human activity; human action.

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tomb

  • noun a place for the burial of a corpse (especially beneath the ground and marked by a tombstone)
    grave.
    • he put flowers on his mother's grave

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mean

  • noun an average of n numbers computed by adding some function of the numbers and dividing by some function of n
    mean value.
  • verb mean or intend to express or convey
    intend.
    • You never understand what I mean!
    • what do his words intend?

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sepulture

  • noun the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave
    burial; interment; inhumation; entombment.
  • noun a chamber that is used as a grave
    sepulchre; sepulcher; burial chamber.

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marshal

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

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collide_with

  • verb hit against; come into sudden contact with
    strike; run into; hit; impinge on.
    • The car hit a tree
    • He struck the table with his elbow

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heavy

  • noun an actor who plays villainous roles
  • noun a serious (or tragic) role in a play

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topographic_point

  • noun a point located with respect to surface features of some region
    spot; place.
    • this is a nice place for a picnic
    • a bright spot on a planet

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communication

  • noun the activity of communicating; the activity of conveying information
    communicating.
    • they could not act without official communication from Moscow
  • noun something that is communicated by or to or between people or groups

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into

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

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locus

  • noun the scene of any event or action (especially the place of a meeting)
    locale; venue.
  • noun the specific site of a particular gene on its chromosome

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down

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

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sow

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

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area

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

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intention

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; 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 (usually plural) the goal with respect to a marriage proposal
    • his intentions are entirely honorable

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way

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

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put_back

  • verb put something back where it belongs
    replace.
    • replace the book on the shelf after you have finished reading it
    • please put the clean dishes back in the cabinet when you have washed them
  • verb cost a certain amount
    knock back; set back.
    • My daughter's wedding set me back $20,000

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bus

  • noun a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    coach; omnibus; motorbus; motorcoach; passenger vehicle; charabanc; jitney; autobus; double-decker.
    • he always rode the bus to work
  • noun the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
    bus topology.

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landing

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

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inclose

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

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upend

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

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run_into

  • verb be beset by
    encounter.
    • The project ran into numerous financial difficulties
  • verb collide violently with an obstacle
    jar against; butt against; bump into; knock against.
    • I ran into the telephone pole

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upright

  • noun a vertical structural member as a post or stake
    vertical.
    • the ball sailed between the uprights
  • noun a piano with a vertical sounding board
    upright piano.

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hypermetria

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pull

  • noun the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you
    pulling.
    • the pull up the hill had him breathing harder
    • his strenuous pulling strained his back
  • noun the force used in pulling
    • the pull of the moon
    • the pull of the current

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hire

  • noun a newly hired employee
    • the new hires need special training
  • noun the act of hiring something or someone
    • he signed up for a week's car hire

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mislay

  • verb place (something) where one cannot find it again
    misplace; lose.
    • I misplaced my eyeglasses

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bucket

  • noun a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
    pail.
  • noun the quantity contained in a bucket
    bucketful.

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up

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

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nestle

  • noun a close and affectionate (and often prolonged) embrace
    cuddle; snuggle.
  • verb move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
    nuzzle; nest; cuddle; draw close; snuggle.
    • We cuddled against each other to keep warm
    • The children snuggled into their sleeping bags

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clear

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

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flush

  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; peak; bloom; heyday.
  • noun a rosy color (especially in the cheeks) taken as a sign of good health
    rosiness; blush; bloom.

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american_dream

  • noun the widespread aspiration of Americans to live better than their parents did

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machine_gunner

  • noun a serviceman in the artillery
    artilleryman; cannoneer; gunner.

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marksman

  • noun someone skilled in shooting
    crack shot; sharpshooter.

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pip

  • noun a disease of poultry
  • noun a minor nonspecific ailment

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ship

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

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shooting

  • noun the act of firing a projectile
    shot.
    • his shooting was slow but accurate
  • noun killing someone by gunfire
    • when the shooting stopped there were three dead bodies

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nationalism

  • noun love of country and willingness to sacrifice for it
    patriotism.
    • they rode the same wave of popular patriotism
    • British nationalism was in the air and patriotic sentiments ran high
  • noun the doctrine that your national culture and interests are superior to any other

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stop_over

  • verb interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight
    lay over.
    • We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil
  • verb interrupt a trip
    stop.
    • we stopped at Aunt Mary's house
    • they stopped for three days in Florence

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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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book

  • noun a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together)
    • I am reading a good book on economics
  • noun physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together
    volume.
    • he used a large book as a doorstop

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place_upright

  • verb put into an upright position
    stand up; stand.
    • Can you stand the bookshelf up?

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draw

  • noun a gully that is shallower than a ravine
  • noun an entertainer who attracts large audiences
    attraction; drawing card; attracter; attractor.
    • he was the biggest drawing card they had

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intend

  • verb have in mind as a purpose
    think; mean.
    • I mean no harm
    • I only meant to help you
    • She didn't think to harm me
    • We thought to return early that night
  • verb design or destine
    destine; specify; designate.
    • She was intended to become the director

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hired_gun

  • noun a professional killer who uses a gun
    hit man; gunslinger; shooter; gun; triggerman; hitman; gunman; torpedo; gun for hire.

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intent

  • noun an anticipated outcome that is intended or that guides your planned actions
    aim; intention; design; 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 intended meaning of a communication
    spirit; purport.

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peak

  • noun the most extreme possible amount or value
    extremum.
    • voltage peak
  • noun the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
    prime; flower; blossom; efflorescence; flush; bloom; heyday.

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discharge

  • noun the sudden giving off of energy
  • noun the act of venting
    venting.

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pool

  • noun an excavation that is (usually) filled with water
  • noun a small lake
    pond.
    • the pond was too small for sailing

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fighter

  • noun someone who fights (or is fighting)
    scrapper; combatant; belligerent; battler.
  • noun a high-speed military or naval airplane designed to destroy enemy aircraft in the air
    fighter aircraft; attack aircraft.

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overtop

  • verb look down on
    overlook; dominate; command.
    • The villa dominates the town

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summit

  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; peak; elevation; tiptop; meridian.
    • his landscapes were deemed the acme of beauty
    • the artist's gifts are at their acme
    • at the height of her career
    • the peak of perfection
    • summer was at its peak
    • ...catapulted Einstein to the pinnacle of fame
    • the summit of his ambition
    • so many highest superlatives achieved by man
    • at the top of his profession
  • noun the top or extreme point of something (usually a mountain or hill)
    crown; top; tip; peak; crest.
    • the view from the peak was magnificent
    • they clambered to the tip of Monadnock
    • the region is a few molecules wide at the summit

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reception

  • noun the manner in which something is greeted
    response.
    • she did not expect the cold reception she received from her superiors
  • noun a formal party of people; as after a wedding

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