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skitter (Also skittering, skittered, skitters) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to skitter

go_by

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

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bowl

  • noun a round vessel that is open at the top; used chiefly for holding food or liquids;
  • noun a concave shape with an open top
    trough.

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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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skitter

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

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skate

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

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skim

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

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pitch

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

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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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earth

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

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speed

  • noun distance travelled per unit time
    velocity.
  • noun a rate (usually rapid) at which something happens
    swiftness; fastness.
    • the project advanced with gratifying speed

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rushing

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

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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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rapidly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; apace; quickly.
    • he works quickly

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cavort

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

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hightail_it

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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aquaplane

  • noun a board that is pulled by a speedboat as a person stands on it and skims over the top of the water
  • verb rise up onto a thin film of water between the tires and road so that there is no more contact with the road
    • the car aquaplaned

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sky

  • noun the atmosphere and outer space as viewed from the earth
  • verb throw or toss with a light motion
    toss; flip; pitch.
    • flip me the beachball
    • toss me newspaper

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go_along

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

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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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tail

  • noun the posterior part of the body of a vertebrate especially when elongated and extending beyond the trunk or main part of the body
  • noun the time of the last part of something
    fag end; tail end.
    • the fag end of this crisis-ridden century
    • the tail of the storm

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base

  • noun installation from which a military force initiates operations
    base of operations.
    • the attack wiped out our forward bases
  • noun lowest support of a structure
    foundation; substructure; groundwork; understructure; fundament; foot.
    • it was built on a base of solid rock
    • he stood at the foot of the tower

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skip

  • noun a gait in which steps and hops alternate
  • noun a mistake resulting from neglect
    omission.

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scuttering

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precipitate

  • noun a precipitated solid substance in suspension or after settling or filtering
  • verb bring about abruptly
    • The crisis precipitated by Russia's revolution

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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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snowboard

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

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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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woods

  • noun the trees and other plants in a large densely wooded area
    wood; forest.
  • noun the hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees
    wood.

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canter

  • noun a smooth three-beat gait; between a trot and a gallop
    lope.
  • verb ride at a canter
    • The men cantered away

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coop

  • noun a farm building for housing poultry
    hencoop; chicken coop; henhouse.
  • noun an enclosure made or wire or metal bars in which birds or animals can be kept
    cage.

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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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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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fling

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

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rush

  • noun the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner
    hurry; haste; rushing.
    • in his haste to leave he forgot his book
  • noun a sudden forceful flow
    upsurge; spate; surge.

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coast

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

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break

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

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snowball

  • noun plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
    sweet sand verbena; Abronia elliptica.
  • noun ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce

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hie

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

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sailplane

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

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rush_along

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

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jettison

  • verb throw away, of something encumbering
  • verb throw as from an airplane

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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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elapse

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

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travel_rapidly

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

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shy

  • noun a quick throw
    • he gave the ball a shy to the first baseman
  • verb start suddenly, as from fright

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chuck

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

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slide

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

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cannonball_along

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

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bowling

  • noun a game in which balls are rolled at an object or group of objects with the aim of knocking them over or moving them
  • noun (cricket) the act of delivering a cricket ball to the batsman

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bucket_along

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

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hasten

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; festinate; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!
  • verb move fast
    rush; bucket along; hotfoot; belt along; cannonball along; race; step on it; hie; speed; pelt along; rush along.
    • He rushed down the hall to receive his guests
    • The cars raced down the street

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side

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

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flick

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

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step_on_it

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

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rollick

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

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hare

  • noun swift timid long-eared mammal larger than a rabbit having a divided upper lip and long hind legs; young born furred and with open eyes
  • noun flesh of any of various rabbits or hares (wild or domesticated) eaten as food
    rabbit.

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juggling

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggle.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggle.

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escape

  • noun the act of escaping physically
    flight.
    • he made his escape from the mental hospital
    • the canary escaped from its cage
    • his flight was an indication of his guilt
  • noun an inclination to retreat from unpleasant realities through diversion or fantasy
    escapism.
    • romantic novels were her escape from the stress of daily life
    • his alcohol problem was a form of escapism

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throw_overboard

  • verb lose (s.th.) or lose the right to (s.th.) by some error, offense, or crime
    forego; forfeit; waive; forgo; give up.
    • you've forfeited your right to name your successor
    • forfeited property
  • verb throw from a boat
    deep-six.

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sprint

  • noun a quick run
    dash.
  • verb run very fast, usually for a short distance

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sport

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

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heave

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

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slew

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

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lapidate

  • verb kill by throwing stones at
    stone.
    • People wanted to stone the woman who had a child out of wedlock
  • verb throw stones at
    • Pilgrims lapidate a stone pillar in commemoration of Abraham's temptation

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run_away

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up
  • verb escape from the control of
    • Industry is running away with us all

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driving

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

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pelt

  • noun the dressed hairy coat of a mammal
    fur.
  • noun body covering of a living animal
    hide; skin.

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belt_along

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

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ice

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

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skid

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

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defenestrate

  • verb throw through or out of the window
    • The rebels stormed the palace and defenestrated the President

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race

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

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lark

  • noun North American songbirds having a yellow breast
    meadowlark.
  • noun a songbird that lives mainly on the ground in open country; has streaky brown plumage
    pipit; titlark.

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juggle

  • noun the act of rearranging things to give a misleading impression
    juggling.
  • noun throwing and catching several objects simultaneously
    juggling.

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trot

  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; jog.
  • noun radicals who support Trotsky's theory that socialism must be established throughout the world by continuing revolution
    Trotskyite; Trotskyist.

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outrun

  • verb run faster than
    • in this race, I managed to outran everybody else

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body

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

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pepper

  • noun climber having dark red berries (peppercorns) when fully ripe; southern India and Sri Lanka; naturalized in northern Burma and Assam
    common pepper; Piper nigrum; black pepper; Madagascar pepper; white pepper.
  • noun any of various tropical plants of the genus Capsicum bearing peppers
    capsicum; capsicum pepper plant.

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noise

  • noun sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
    • he enjoyed the street noises
    • they heard indistinct noises of people talking
    • during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels
  • noun the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    racket; dissonance.
    • modern music is just noise to me

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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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surfboard

  • noun a narrow buoyant board for riding surf
  • verb ride the waves of the sea with a surfboard
    surf.
    • Californians love to surf

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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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take_to_the_woods

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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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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bolt

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

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jog

  • noun a sharp change in direction
    • there was a jog in the road
  • noun a slow pace of running
    lope; trot.

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body-surf

  • verb ride the crest of a wave without a surfboard

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along

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

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by

  • adverb so as to pass a given point
    past.
    • every hour a train goes past
  • adverb in reserve; not for immediate use
    away; aside.
    • started setting aside money to buy a car
    • put something by for her old age
    • has a nest egg tucked away for a rainy day

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roller

  • noun a grounder that rolls along the infield
  • noun a long heavy sea wave as it advances towards the shore
    rolling wave; roll.

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hill

  • noun a local and well-defined elevation of the land
    • they loved to roam the hills of West Virginia
  • noun structure consisting of an artificial heap or bank usually of earth or stones
    mound.
    • they built small mounds to hide behind

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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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disport

  • verb occupy in an agreeable, entertaining or pleasant fashion
    amuse; divert.
    • The play amused the ladies
  • verb play boisterously
    rollick; cavort; romp; run around; skylark; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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glide

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

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stampede

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

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skateboard

  • noun a board with wheels that is ridden in a standing or crouching position and propelled by foot
  • verb ride on a flat board with rollers attached to the bottom

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rollerblade

  • noun (trademark) an in-line skate
  • verb travel on shoes with a single line of rubber wheels attached to their soles
    • you'd better wear a helmet and knee protectors when you Rollerblade!
    • The muscular actor loves to Rollerblade

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scurry

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

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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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jogging

  • noun running at a jog trot as a form of cardiopulmonary exercise
  • verb continue talking or writing in a desultory manner
    ramble on; ramble; jog.
    • This novel rambles on and jogs

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scarper

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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run_around

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

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side-slip

  • verb slide sideways through the air in a downward direction in an airplane along an inclined lateral axis

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snowboarding

  • noun the act of sliding down a snow-covered slope while standing on a snowboard
  • verb glide down a snow-covered slope while standing on a board
    snowboard.
    • The children love to snowboard in winter

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passing

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing play; passing game; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long
  • noun euphemistic expressions for death
    loss; departure; going; exit; expiration; release.
    • thousands mourned his passing

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twitch

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

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travel

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

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cannonball

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

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scuttle

  • noun container for coal; shaped to permit pouring the coal onto the fire
    coal scuttle.
  • noun an entrance equipped with a hatch; especially a passageway between decks of a ship
    opening; hatchway.

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streak

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

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slinging

  • noun throwing with a wide motion (as if with a sling)
  • verb hurl as if with a sling
    catapult; sling.

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bombard

  • noun a large shawm; the bass member of the shawm family
    bombardon.
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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lark_about

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

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ice_skate

  • noun skate consisting of a boot with a steel blade fitted to the sole
  • verb move along on ice skates

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belt

  • noun endless loop of flexible material between two rotating shafts or pulleys
  • noun a band to tie or buckle around the body (usually at the waist)

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lob

  • noun an easy return of a tennis ball in a high arc
  • noun the act of propelling something (as a ball or shell etc.) in a high arc

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ridge

  • noun a long narrow natural elevation or striation
  • noun any long raised strip

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figure

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

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zip

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

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scamper

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

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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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submarine

  • noun a submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes
    U-boat; sub; pigboat.
  • 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; zep; Cuban sandwich; grinder; torpedo; hoagie; Italian sandwich; hoagy; submarine sandwich.

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frisk

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

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slue

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

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catapult

  • noun a plaything consisting of a Y-shaped stick with elastic between the arms; used to propel small stones
    slingshot; sling.
  • noun a device that launches aircraft from a warship
    launcher.

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head

  • noun the upper part of the human body or the front part of the body in animals; contains the face and brains
    caput.
    • he stuck his head out the window
  • noun a single domestic animal
    • 200 head of cattle

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crab

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

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flap_down

  • verb throw violently
    slam.
    • He slammed the book on the table

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bouncing

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

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pelting

  • noun anything happening rapidly or in quick successive
    rain.
    • a rain of bullets
    • a pelting of insults
  • verb cast, hurl, or throw repeatedly with some missile
    bombard; pelt.
    • They pelted each other with snowballs

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about

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

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hotfoot

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

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skitter

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

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overboard

  • adverb to extremes
    • he went overboard to please his in-laws
  • adverb from on board a vessel into the water
    • they dropped their garbage overboard

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surfing

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

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locomote

  • verb change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically
    go; travel; move.
    • How fast does your new car go?
    • We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus
    • The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect
    • The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell
    • news travelled fast

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hurl

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

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run_bases

  • verb run around the bases, in baseball

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hurry

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

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skitter

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

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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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hightail

  • verb leave as fast as possible
    • We hightailed it when we saw the police walking in

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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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lapse

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

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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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flip

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

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skylark

  • noun brown-speckled European lark noted for singing while hovering at a great height
    Alauda arvensis.
  • verb play boisterously
    disport; rollick; cavort; romp; run around; sport; frisk; lark; lark about; frolic; gambol.
    • The children frolicked in the garden
    • the gamboling lambs in the meadows
    • The toddlers romped in the playroom

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cast

  • noun the actors in a play
    cast of characters; dramatis personae.
  • noun container into which liquid is poured to create a given shape when it hardens
    mould; mold.

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slam

  • noun winning all or all but one of the tricks in bridge
    sweep.
  • noun the noise made by the forceful impact of two objects

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pelt_along

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

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freewheel

  • noun a clutch (as on the rear wheel of a bicycle) that allows wheels to turn freely (as in coasting)
  • verb live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
    drift.
    • My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school

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prostrate

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

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festinate

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; look sharp; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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scramble

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

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gambol

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

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skating

  • noun the sport of gliding on skates
  • verb move along on skates
    skate.
    • The Dutch often skate along the canals in winter

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clip

  • noun a metal frame or container holding cartridges; can be inserted into an automatic gun
    magazine; cartridge holder; cartridge clip.
  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    time.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip

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slip_away

  • verb leave furtively and stealthily
    steal away; sneak away; sneak out; sneak off.
    • The lecture was boring and many students slipped out when the instructor turned towards the blackboard
  • verb pass by
    elapse; go along; lapse; go by; glide by; slip by; pass; slide by.
    • three years elapsed

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toss

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

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break_away

  • verb move away or escape suddenly
    break; break out.
    • The horses broke from the stable
    • Three inmates broke jail
    • Nobody can break out--this prison is high security
  • verb break off (a piece from a whole)
    chip; chip off; break off; come off.
    • Her tooth chipped

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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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deep

  • noun the central and most intense or profound part
    • in the deep of night
    • in the deep of winter
  • noun a long steep-sided depression in the ocean floor
    trench; oceanic abyss.

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dash

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

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windsurf

  • verb ride standing on a surfboard with an attached sail, on water
    • You cannot windsurf when the air is completely still

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heaving

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

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slip

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

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sharp

  • noun a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  • noun a long thin sewing needle with a sharp point

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casting

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

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glide_by

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

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scat

  • noun singing jazz; the singer substitutes nonsense syllables for the words of the song and tries to sound like a musical instrument
    scat singing.
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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slip_by

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

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flap

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

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bunk

  • noun a long trough for feeding cattle
    feed bunk.
  • noun a bed on a ship or train; usually in tiers
    built in bed; berth.

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six

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one
    sixer; sestet; Captain Hicks; hexad; sise; VI; sextet; half a dozen; 6; sextuplet.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows six pips
    six-spot.

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diarrhea

  • noun frequent and watery bowel movements; can be a symptom of infection or food poisoning or colitis or a gastrointestinal tumor
    looseness of the bowels; looseness; diarrhoea.

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lope

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

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fly_the_coop

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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slide_by

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

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figure_skate

  • noun an ice skate worn for figure skating; has a slightly curved blade and a row of jagged points at the front of the blade
  • verb dance on skates

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frolic

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

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soar

  • noun the act of rising upward into the air
    zoom.
  • verb rise rapidly
    soar up; surge; zoom; soar upwards.
    • the dollar soared against the yen

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surf

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

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lam

  • noun a rapid escape (as by criminals)
    getaway.
    • the thieves made a clean getaway
    • after the expose he had to take it on the lam
  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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hurtle

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

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sling

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

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rain

  • noun water falling in drops from vapor condensed in the atmosphere
    rainfall.
  • noun drops of fresh water that fall as precipitation from clouds
    rainwater.

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surfboarding

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

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running

  • noun (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    run; running play; running game.
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running
  • noun the act of running; traveling on foot at a fast pace
    run.
    • he broke into a run
    • his daily run keeps him fit

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plane

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

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land

  • noun the land on which real estate is located
    • he built the house on land leased from the city
  • noun material in the top layer of the surface of the earth in which plants can grow (especially with reference to its quality or use)
    soil; ground.
    • the land had never been plowed
    • good agricultural soil

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scrambler

  • noun a rapid mover; someone who scrambles
    • their quarterback was a good scrambler
    • scramblers can often unnerve a better tennis player
  • noun a lightweight motorcycle equipped with rugged tires and suspension; an off-road motorcycle designed for riding cross country or over unpaved ground
    dirt bike; trail bike.

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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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romp

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

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head_for_the_hills

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat; turn tail.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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drive

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

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turn_tail

  • verb flee; take to one's heels; cut and run
    lam; run; head for the hills; hightail it; bunk; run away; take to the woods; scarper; escape; fly the coop; break away; scat.
    • If you see this man, run!
    • The burglars escaped before the police showed up

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roller_skate

  • noun a shoe with pairs of rollers fixed to the sole
  • verb travel on shoes with steel or rubber rollers attached to their soles
    • In some fashionable restaurants, the waiters roller skate around

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deep-six

  • verb toss out; get rid of
    give it the deep six.
    • deep-six these old souvenirs!
  • verb throw from a boat
    throw overboard.

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look_sharp

  • verb act or move at high speed
    rush; hasten; festinate; hurry.
    • We have to rush!
    • hurry--it's late!

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egg

  • noun animal reproductive body consisting of an ovum or embryo together with nutritive and protective envelopes; especially the thin-shelled reproductive body laid by e.g. female birds
  • noun oval reproductive body of a fowl (especially a hen) used as food
    eggs.

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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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snake

  • noun limbless scaly elongate reptile; some are venomous
    ophidian; serpent.
  • noun a deceitful or treacherous person
    snake in the grass.

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