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sweep (Also sweeps, sweeping, sweepings, swept) : Related Words Words similar in meaning to sweep

undulate

  • verb stir up (water) so as to form ripples
    ripple; riffle; ruffle; cockle.
  • verb occur in soft rounded shapes
    roll.
    • The hills rolled past

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climb_on

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

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hitch

  • noun a period of time spent in military service
    tour; term of enlistment; enlistment; duty tour; tour of duty.
  • noun the state of inactivity following an interruption
    halt; stoppage; stop; arrest; stay; check.
    • the negotiations were in arrest
    • held them in check
    • during the halt he got some lunch
    • the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow
    • he spent the entire stop in his seat

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four

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of three and one
    tetrad; quaternity; quadruplet; foursome; Little Joe; IV; quaternion; quatern; quaternary; quartet; 4.
  • noun a playing card or domino or die whose upward face shows four pips
    four-spot.

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climb

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

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tilting_board

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

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swag

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

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gamut

  • noun a complete extent or range: "a face that expressed a gamut of emotions"
  • noun the entire scale of musical notes

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swab

  • noun implement consisting of a small piece of cotton that is used to apply medication or cleanse a wound or obtain a specimen of a secretion
  • noun cleaning implement consisting of absorbent material fastened to a handle; for cleaning floors
    swob; mop.

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swan

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

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swat

  • noun a sharp blow
  • verb hit swiftly with a violent blow
    • Swat flies

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under

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

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sputter

  • noun the noise of something spattering or sputtering explosively
    splatter; spatter; spattering; sputtering; splattering; splutter.
    • he heard a spatter of gunfire
  • noun an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds (as in rage)
    splutter.

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stickball_game

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball.

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sway

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

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whack

  • noun the sound made by a sharp swift blow
  • noun the act of hitting vigorously
    knock; whang; rap; belt.
    • he gave the table a whack

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shaving

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shave.
  • noun a thin fragment or slice (especially of wood) that has been shaved from something
    paring; sliver.

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swivel

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

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bank_account

  • noun a fund that a customer has entrusted to a bank and from which the customer can make withdrawals
    • he moved his bank account to a new bank

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housecleaning

  • noun (figurative) the act of reforming by the removal of unwanted personnel or practices or conditions
    • more housecleaning is in store at other accounting firms
    • many employees were discharged in a general housecleaning by the new owners
  • noun the act of cleaning the rooms and furnishings of a house
    • efficient housecleaning should proceed one room at a time

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smack

  • noun a blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
    slap.
  • noun the taste experience when a savoury condiment is taken into the mouth
    nip; tang; flavour; savor; savour; sapidity; flavor; relish.

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rotary_motion

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

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affect

  • noun the conscious subjective aspect of feeling or emotion
  • verb have an effect upon
    impact; touch on; bear upon; bear on; touch.
    • Will the new rules affect me?

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gi

  • noun a unit of magnetomotive force equal to 0.7958 ampere-turns
    gilbert; Gb.
  • verb clean in preparation for inspection
    G.I..
    • the soldiers GIed the barracks

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disturb

  • verb move deeply
    upset; trouble.
    • This book upset me
    • A troubling thought
  • verb change the arrangement or position of
    raise up; commove; stir up; vex; shake up; agitate.

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prize

  • noun something given for victory or superiority in a contest or competition or for winning a lottery
    award.
    • the prize was a free trip to Europe
  • noun goods or money obtained illegally
    swag; booty; pillage; plunder; dirty money; loot.

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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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remoteness

  • noun the property of being remote
    farawayness; farness.
  • noun a disposition to be distant and unsympathetic in manner
    withdrawnness; aloofness; standoffishness.

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charwoman

  • noun a human female employed to do housework
    char; cleaning woman; woman; cleaning lady.
    • the char will clean the carpet
    • I have a woman who comes in four hours a day while I write

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triumph

  • noun a successful ending of a struggle or contest
    victory.
    • a narrow victory
    • the general always gets credit for his army's victory
    • clinched a victory
    • convincing victory
    • the agreement was a triumph for common sense
  • noun the exultation of victory

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steam_clean

  • verb clean by means of steaming
    steam.
    • steam-clean the upholstered sofa

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force

  • noun a powerful effect or influence
    • the force of his eloquence easily persuaded them
  • noun (physics) the influence that produces a change in a physical quantity
    • force equals mass times acceleration

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sooty

  • adjective satellite of the blackest black; similar to the color of jet or coal
    coal-black; jet-black; jet; pitchy.
  • adjective satellite covered with or as if with soot
    • a sooty chimney

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almond

  • noun small bushy deciduous tree native to Asia and North Africa having pretty pink blossoms and highly prized edible nuts enclosed in a hard green hull; cultivated in southern Australia and California
    Amygdalus communis; Prunus dulcis; sweet almond; Prunus amygdalus.
  • noun oval-shaped edible seed of the almond tree

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direct

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

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pulse

  • noun (electronics) a sharp transient wave in the normal electrical state (or a series of such transients)
    pulsing; pulsation; impulse.
    • the pulsations seemed to be coming from a star
  • noun the rhythmic contraction and expansion of the arteries with each beat of the heart
    beat; heartbeat; pulsation.
    • he could feel the beat of her heart

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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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street

  • noun a thoroughfare (usually including sidewalks) that is lined with buildings
    • they walked the streets of the small town
    • he lives on Nassau Street
  • noun the part of a thoroughfare between the sidewalks; the part of the thoroughfare on which vehicles travel
    • be careful crossing the street

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stone-wash

  • verb wash with stones to achieve a worn appearance
    stonewash.
    • stonewash blue jeans

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screen_pass

  • noun a short forward pass in which the receiver is protected by a screen of blockers

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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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stardom

  • noun the status of being acknowledged as a star
    • stardom meant nothing to her

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thunder

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; roaring; boom.
  • noun a booming or crashing noise caused by air expanding along the path of a bolt of lightning

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boogie

  • noun an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
    boogie-woogie.
  • verb dance to boogie music

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schism

  • noun division of a group into opposing factions
    split.
    • another schism like that and they will wind up in bankruptcy
  • noun the formal separation of a church into two churches or the withdrawal of one group over doctrinal differences

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driving_force

  • noun the act of applying force to propel something
    thrust; drive.
    • after reaching the desired velocity the drive is cut off

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toll

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

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crunch

  • noun the sound of something crunching
    • he heard the crunch of footsteps on the gravel path
  • noun a critical situation that arises because of a shortage (as a shortage of time or money or resources)
    • an end-of-the year crunch
    • a financial crunch

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crouch

  • noun the act of bending low with the limbs close to the body
  • verb bend one's back forward from the waist on down
    stoop; bend; bow.
    • he crouched down
    • She bowed before the Queen
    • The young man stooped to pick up the girl's purse

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avert

  • verb prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
    stave off; debar; avoid; deflect; obviate; head off; forefend; fend off; ward off; forfend.
    • Let's avoid a confrontation
    • head off a confrontation
    • avert a strike
  • verb turn away or aside
    turn away.
    • They averted their eyes when the King entered

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divergence

  • noun the act of moving away in different direction from a common point
    divergency.
    • an angle is formed by the divergence of two straight lines
  • noun a variation that deviates from the standard or norm
    deviation; difference; departure.
    • the deviation from the mean

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teetertotter

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

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hoover

  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    William Hoover; William Henry Hoover.
  • noun United States lawyer who was director of the FBI for 48 years (1895-1972)
    John Edgar Hoover; J. Edgar Hoover.

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chimneysweep

  • noun someone who cleans soot from chimneys
    chimneysweeper; sweep.

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chink

  • noun (ethnic slur) offensive term for a person of Chinese descent
    Chinaman.
  • noun a narrow opening as e.g. between planks in a wall

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dry

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

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undulation

  • noun an undulating curve
    wave.
  • noun wavelike motion; a gentle rising and falling in the manner of waves

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succuss

  • verb shake; especially (a patient to detect fluids or air in the body)
    shake up.
  • noun any of several liquids of the body
    succus; juice.
    • digestive juices

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fantastic

  • adjective satellite ludicrously odd
    grotesque; antic; fantastical.
    • Hamlet's assumed antic disposition
    • fantastic Halloween costumes
    • a grotesque reflection in the mirror
  • adjective satellite extraordinarily good or great; used especially as intensifiers
    marvelous; marvellous; grand; terrific; howling; wonderful; wondrous; rattling; tremendous.
    • a fantastic trip to the Orient
    • the film was fantastic!
    • a howling success
    • a marvelous collection of rare books
    • had a rattling conversation about politics
    • a tremendous achievement

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saccade

  • noun a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest
  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jerking; jolt; jerk.

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slam_dance

  • noun a form of dancing in which dancers slam into one another; normally performed to punk rock
    slam dancing.
  • verb dance the slam dance
    thrash; slam; mosh.

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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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oscar

  • noun an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
    Academy Award.

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whirling

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

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award

  • noun a grant made by a law court
    awarding.
    • he criticized the awarding of compensation by the court
  • noun a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
    honour; accolade; honor; laurels.
    • an award for bravery

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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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lunge

  • noun the act of moving forward suddenly
    lurch.
  • noun (fencing) an attacking thrust made with one foot forward and the back leg straight and with the sword arm outstretched forward
    passado; straight thrust.

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disruption

  • noun an act of delaying or interrupting the continuity
    break; interruption; gap.
    • it was presented without commercial breaks
    • there was a gap in his account
  • noun a disorderly outburst or tumult
    to-do; disturbance; hurly burly; kerfuffle; commotion; hoo-ha; hoo-hah; flutter.
    • they were amazed by the furious disturbance they had caused

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hurl

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

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sparge

  • noun the act of sprinkling or splashing water
    sprinkling; sprinkle.
    • baptized with a sprinkling of holy water
    • a sparge of warm water over the malt
  • verb agitate by introducing air or compressed gas
    • sparge the water

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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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stickball

  • noun a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    stickball game.

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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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leaper

  • noun someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
    bounder.

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bartender

  • noun an employee who mixes and serves alcoholic drinks at a bar
    barkeeper; mixologist; barman; barkeep.

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room

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

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pursue

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

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blade

  • noun especially a leaf of grass or the broad portion of a leaf as distinct from the petiole
    leaf blade.
  • noun a dashing young man
    • gay young blades bragged of their amorous adventures

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cant

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

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straddle

  • noun a noncommittal or equivocal position
  • noun a gymnastic exercise performed with a leg on either side of the parallel bars

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cut_to

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

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hot_potato

  • noun a difficult situation
    • he dropped the topic like a hot potato

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scavenge

  • verb clean refuse from
    • Scavenge a street
  • verb collect discarded or refused material
    salvage.
    • She scavenged the garbage cans for food

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contact_arm

  • noun contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    wiper arm; wiper.

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quiver

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

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give

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

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involve

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

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mayhem

  • noun the willful and unlawful crippling or mutilation of another person
  • noun violent and needless disturbance
    havoc.

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masterly

  • adjective satellite having or revealing supreme mastery or skill
    masterful; virtuoso; consummate.
    • a consummate artist
    • consummate skill
    • a masterful speaker
    • masterful technique
    • a masterly performance of the sonata
    • a virtuoso performance

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ceremony

  • noun a formal event performed on a special occasion
    ceremonial occasion; observance; ceremonial.
    • a ceremony commemorating Pearl Harbor
  • noun any activity that is performed in an especially solemn elaborate or formal way
    • the ceremony of smelling the cork and tasting the wine
    • he makes a ceremony of addressing his golf ball
    • he disposed of it without ceremony

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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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scrivener

  • noun someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
    scribe; copyist.

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spreading

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

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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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how

In what manner or way; by what means or process.
How can a man be born when he is old? John iii. 4.

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hot

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

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hop

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

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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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bebop

  • noun an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
    bop.
  • verb dance the bebop
    bop.

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contredanse

  • noun a type of folk dance in which couples are arranged in sets or face one another in a line
    country dancing; country-dance; contradance; contra danse.
  • verb perform a contradance
    country-dance; contra danse; contradance.

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movable

  • noun personal as opposed to real property; any tangible movable property (furniture or domestic animals or a car etc)
    chattel; personal chattel.
  • adjective satellite (of personal property as opposed to real estate) can be moved from place to place (especially carried by hand)

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mesh

  • noun the number of openings per linear inch of a screen; measures size of particles
    • a 100 mesh screen
    • 100 mesh powdered cellulose
  • noun contact by fitting together
    engagement; meshing; interlocking.
    • the engagement of the clutch
    • the meshing of gears

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lap

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

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scull

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

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pulsate

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

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do_the_dishes

  • verb wash dishes
    wash up.
    • I cook and my husband washes up after dinner

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snap_up

  • verb get hold of or seize quickly and easily
    grab; snaffle.
    • I snapped up all the good buys during the garage sale

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fictional

  • adjective related to or involving literary fiction
    • clever fictional devices
    • a fictional treatment of the train robbery
  • adjective satellite formed or conceived by the imagination
    fictitious; fabricated; fancied.
    • a fabricated excuse for his absence
    • a fancied wrong
    • a fictional character

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purging

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

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bob_around

  • verb move up and down with no specific path
    bob about.
    • the cork bobbed around in the pool

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wriggling

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

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enter

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

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salesperson

  • noun a person employed to represent a business and to sell its merchandise (as to customers in a store or to customers who are visited)
    sales representative; sales rep.

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sterilisation

  • noun the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
    sterilization.
  • noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
    sterilization.

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wing

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

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wind

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

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foetal

  • adjective of or relating to a fetus
    fetal.
    • fetal development

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office

  • noun place of business where professional or clerical duties are performed
    business office.
    • he rented an office in the new building
  • noun an administrative unit of government
    agency; authority; bureau; federal agency; government agency.
    • the Central Intelligence Agency
    • the Census Bureau
    • Office of Management and Budget
    • Tennessee Valley Authority

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deck

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

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over

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

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tapdance

  • verb dance and make rhythmic clicking sounds by means of metal plates nailed to the sole of the dance shoes
    tap.
    • Glover tapdances better than anybody

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pressure-wash

  • verb wash before painting to remove old paint and mildew
    powerwash.
    • pressure-wash the house

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evert

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

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windshield

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    windscreen.

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spot_pass

  • noun a pass to a designated spot on the field; the receiver should arrive at that spot the same time the ball does

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fade

  • noun a golf shot that curves to the right for a right-handed golfer
    slicing; slice.
    • he took lessons to cure his slicing
  • noun gradually ceasing to be visible
    disappearance.

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fall_out

  • verb have a breach in relations
    • We fell out over a trivial question
  • verb come as a logical consequence; follow logically
    follow.
    • It follows that your assertion is false
    • the theorem falls out nicely

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stalemate

  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    dead end; impasse; deadlock; standstill.
    • reached an impasse on the negotiations
  • noun drawing position in chess: any of a player's possible moves would place his king in check

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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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split

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

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imbricate

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

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sweep_through

  • verb succeed at easily
    ace; nail; sail through; pass with flying colors; breeze through.
    • She sailed through her exams
    • You will pass with flying colors
    • She nailed her astrophysics course

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sterilization

  • noun the act of making an organism barren or infertile (unable to reproduce)
    sterilisation.
  • noun the procedure of making some object free of live bacteria or other microorganisms (usually by heat or chemical means)
    sterilisation.

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jerking

  • noun an abrupt spasmodic movement
    jolt; jerk; saccade.
  • verb pull, or move with a sudden movement
    jerk; yank.
    • He turned the handle and jerked the door open

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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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bream

  • noun flesh of various freshwater fishes of North America or of Europe
    freshwater bream.
  • noun flesh of any of various saltwater fishes of the family Sparidae or the family Bramidae
    sea bream.

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washing

  • noun the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
    lavation; wash.
  • noun garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
    wash; laundry; washables.

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bank

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

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whisk

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

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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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conflict

  • noun an open clash between two opposing groups (or individuals)
    battle; struggle.
    • the harder the conflict the more glorious the triumph"--Thomas Paine
    • police tried to control the battle between the pro- and anti-abortion mobs
  • noun opposition between two simultaneous but incompatible feelings
    • he was immobilized by conflict and indecision

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puppet

  • noun a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer
    marionette.
  • noun a person who is controlled by others and is used to perform unpleasant or dishonest tasks for someone else
    tool; creature.

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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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tollkeeper

  • noun someone employed to collect tolls
    toller; toll taker; toll agent; toll collector; tollgatherer; tollman.

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knockout

  • noun a very attractive or seductive looking woman
    sweetheart; peach; beauty; lulu; smasher; stunner; ravisher; mantrap; dish; looker.
  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    kayo; KO.

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series

  • noun similar things placed in order or happening one after another
    • they were investigating a series of bank robberies
  • noun a serialized set of programs
    serial.
    • a comedy series
    • the Masterworks concert series

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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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whiz

  • noun someone who is dazzlingly skilled in any field
    mavin; champion; ace; genius; wizard; sensation; virtuoso; maven; adept; superstar; hotshot; star; whizz; wiz.
  • noun a buzzing or hissing sound as of something traveling rapidly through the air
    • he heard the whiz of bullets near his head

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stealing

  • noun the act of taking something from someone unlawfully
    thieving; larceny; thievery; theft.
    • the thieving is awful at Kennedy International
  • noun avoiding detection by moving carefully
    stealth.

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co-star

  • noun one of two actors who are given equal status as stars in a play or film
  • verb feature as the co-star in a performance

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collector

  • noun a person who collects things
    aggregator.
  • noun a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    gatherer; accumulator.

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slew

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

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whip

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

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contend

  • verb maintain or assert
    postulate.
    • He contended that Communism had no future
  • verb have an argument about something
    argue; debate; fence.

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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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bob_about

  • verb move up and down with no specific path
    bob around.
    • the cork bobbed around in the pool

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washer

  • noun someone who washes things for a living
  • noun seal consisting of a flat disk placed to prevent leakage

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forth

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

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outburst

  • noun an unrestrained expression of emotion
    effusion; ebullition; gush; blowup.
  • noun a sudden intense happening
    flare-up; burst.
    • an outburst of heavy rain
    • a burst of lightning

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turning

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

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sheer

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

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smacking

  • noun the act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
    smack; slap.
  • verb deliver a hard blow to
    smack; thwack.
    • The teacher smacked the student who had misbehaved

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deflect

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

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compass

  • noun navigational instrument for finding directions
  • noun an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
    ambit; reach; orbit; range; scope.
    • a piano has a greater range than the human voice
    • the ambit of municipal legislation
    • within the compass of this article
    • within the scope of an investigation
    • outside the reach of the law
    • in the political orbit of a world power

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quickstep

  • noun military march accompanying quick time
  • noun a ballroom dance with both quick and slow steps

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writhing

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

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depilation

  • noun the condition of being void of hair
    hairlessness.
  • noun the act of removing hair (as from an animal skin)
    epilation.

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wheelbase

  • noun the distance from the center of a car's front wheel to the rear axle

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filter

  • noun device that removes something from whatever passes through it
  • noun an electrical device that alters the frequency spectrum of signals passing through it

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intercession

  • noun a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  • noun the act of intervening (as to mediate a dispute, etc.)
    intervention.
    • it occurs without human intervention

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hook

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

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deplete

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; wipe out; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week

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tangle

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

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hoof

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

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veer

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

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basketball

  • noun a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
    hoops; basketball game.
  • noun an inflated ball used in playing basketball

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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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their

The possessive case of the personal pronoun they; as, their houses; their country. ✍ The possessive takes the form theirs () when the noun to which it refers is not expressed, but implied or understood; as, our land is richest, but theirs is best cultivated.
Nothing but the name of zeal appears 'Twixt our best actions and the worst of theirs. Denham.

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roll_over

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

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engagement

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    battle; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun a meeting arranged in advance
    date; appointment.
    • she asked how to avoid kissing at the end of a date

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tango

  • noun a ballroom dance of Latin-American origin
  • noun music written in duple time for dancing the tango

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sidle

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

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palpitation

  • noun a rapid and irregular heart beat
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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master

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

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motility

  • noun ability to move spontaneously and independently
  • noun a change of position that does not entail a change of location
    motion; move; movement.
    • the reflex motion of his eyebrows revealed his surprise
    • movement is a sign of life
    • an impatient move of his hand
    • gastrointestinal motility

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farming

  • noun the practice of cultivating the land or raising stock
    agriculture; husbandry.
  • noun agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life
    land.
    • farming is a strenuous life
    • there's no work on the land any more

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walkaway

  • noun an easy victory
    laugher; romp; blowout; runaway; shoo-in.

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toe

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

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efface

  • verb remove completely from recognition or memory
    obliterate.
    • efface the memory of the time in the camps
  • verb make inconspicuous
    • efface oneself

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windshield_wiper

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper blade; wiper; windscreen wiper.

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lunger

  • noun someone who moves forward suddenly (as in fencing)
  • noun a person with pulmonary tuberculosis
    tubercular; consumptive.

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charleston

  • noun state capital of West Virginia in the central part of the state on the Kanawha river
    capital of West Virginia.
  • noun a port city in southeastern South Carolina

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distance

  • noun the property created by the space between two objects or points
  • noun a distant region
    • I could see it in the distance

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reclining

  • noun the act of assuming or maintaining a reclining position
  • verb move the upper body backwards and down
    recline; lean back.

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rampage

  • noun violently angry and destructive behavior
    violent disorder.
  • verb act violently, recklessly, or destructively

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tackler

  • noun a football player who tackles the ball carrier

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iron

  • noun a heavy ductile magnetic metallic element; is silver-white in pure form but readily rusts; used in construction and tools and armament; plays a role in the transport of oxygen by the blood
    atomic number 26; Fe.
  • noun a golf club that has a relatively narrow metal head

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walloper

  • noun a very hard hitter
  • noun a winner by a wide margin

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ski_jump

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

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seep

  • verb pass gradually or leak through or as if through small openings
    ooze.

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rattle

  • noun a rapid series of short loud sounds (as might be heard with a stethoscope in some types of respiratory disorders)
    rale; rattling.
    • the death rattle
  • noun a baby's toy that makes percussive noises when shaken

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disambiguation

  • noun clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity

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ruckus

  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    din; tumult; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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spectrum

  • noun an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
  • noun a broad range of related objects or values or qualities or ideas or activities

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cleaning_device

  • noun any of a large class of implements used for cleaning
    cleaning implement; cleaning equipment.

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headland

  • noun a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)
    head; foreland; promontory.

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rap

  • noun a reproach for some lapse or misdeed
    blame.
    • he took the blame for it
    • it was a bum rap
  • noun a gentle blow
    strike; tap.

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churn

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

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pass_with_flying_colors

  • verb succeed at easily
    sweep through; ace; nail; sail through; breeze through.
    • She sailed through her exams
    • You will pass with flying colors
    • She nailed her astrophysics course

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kayo

  • noun a blow that renders the opponent unconscious
    knockout; KO.
  • verb knock unconscious or senseless
    knock out; knock cold.
    • the boxing champion knocked out his opponent in a few seconds

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laugher

  • noun a person who is laughing or who laughs easily
  • noun an easy victory
    romp; blowout; runaway; walkaway; shoo-in.

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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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get_the_hang

  • verb be or become completely proficient or skilled in
    master.
    • She mastered Japanese in less than two years

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flitter

  • verb move back and forth very rapidly
    flicker; quiver; flutter; waver.
    • the candle flickered

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writhe

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

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group_participation

  • noun participation by all members of a group

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ensweep

To sweep over or across; to pass over rapidly. R. Thomson.

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jactitate

  • verb move or stir about violently
    thresh about; thrash about; convulse; thresh; slash; toss; thrash.
    • The feverish patient thrashed around in his bed

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coil

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

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snatch

  • noun a small fragment
    bit.
    • overheard snatches of their conversation
  • noun obscene terms for female genitals
    puss; pussy; twat; slit; cunt.

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working_person

  • noun an employee who performs manual or industrial labor
    workman; working man; workingman.

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parting

  • noun the act of departing politely
    leave; farewell; leave-taking.
    • he disliked long farewells
    • he took his leave
    • parting is such sweet sorrow
  • noun a line of scalp that can be seen when sections of hair are combed in opposite directions
    part.
    • his part was right in the middle

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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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breeze_through

  • verb succeed at easily
    sweep through; ace; nail; sail through; pass with flying colors.
    • She sailed through her exams
    • You will pass with flying colors
    • She nailed her astrophysics course

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metal

  • noun any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
    metallic element.
  • noun a mixture containing two or more metallic elements or metallic and nonmetallic elements usually fused together or dissolving into each other when molten
    alloy.
    • brass is an alloy of zinc and copper

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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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swamp

  • noun low land that is seasonally flooded; has more woody plants than a marsh and better drainage than a bog
    swampland.
  • noun a situation fraught with difficulties and imponderables
    • he was trapped in a medical swamp

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consummate

  • verb fulfill sexually
    • consummate a marriage
  • verb make perfect; bring to perfection

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dot

  • noun a very small circular shape
    point.
    • a row of points
    • draw lines between the dots
  • noun the United States federal department that institutes and coordinates national transportation programs; created in 1966
    Department of Transportation; Transportation.

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yank

  • verb pull, or move with a sudden movement
    jerk.
    • He turned the handle and jerked the door open
  • noun an American who lives in the North (especially during the American Civil War)
    Northerner; Yankee.

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bomb

  • noun an explosive device fused to explode under specific conditions
  • noun strong sealed vessel for measuring heat of combustion
    bomb calorimeter.

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draw_play

  • noun (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage
    draw.

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random

  • adjective lacking any definite plan or order or purpose; governed by or depending on chance
    • a random choice
    • bombs fell at random
    • random movements

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cracker_bonbon

  • noun a party favor consisting of a paper roll (usually containing candy or a small favor) that pops when pulled at both ends
    cracker; snapper.

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colors

  • noun a flag that shows its nationality
    colours.
  • noun a distinguishing emblem
    colours.
    • his tie proclaimed his school colors

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participate

  • verb share in something
    take part.
  • verb become a participant; be involved in
    enter.
    • enter a race
    • enter an agreement
    • enter a drug treatment program
    • enter negotiations

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turn_off

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

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caper

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

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overwhelming

  • adjective satellite so strong as to be irresistible
    overpowering.
    • an overpowering need for solitude
    • the temptation to despair may become overwhelming
    • an overwhelming majority
  • verb overcome, as with emotions or perceptual stimuli
    overtake; overwhelm; overpower; whelm; overcome; sweep over.

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layout

  • noun a plan or design of something that is laid out
  • noun the act of laying out (as by making plans for something)

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move_back_and_forth

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

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headline

  • noun the heading or caption of a newspaper article
    newspaper headline.
  • verb publicize widely or highly, as if with a headline

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capriole

  • noun (dressage) a vertical jump of a trained horse with a kick of the hind legs at the top of the jump
  • noun a playful leap or hop
    caper.

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hardball

  • noun a no-nonsense attitude in business or politics
    • they play hardball in the Senate
  • noun baseball as distinguished from softball

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scrubbing

  • noun the act of cleaning a surface by rubbing it with a brush and soap and water
    scouring; scrub.
  • verb clean with hard rubbing
    scrub; scour.
    • She scrubbed his back

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do

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

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waltz

  • noun an assured victory (especially in an election)
    walk-in.
  • noun music composed in triple time for waltzing

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shaking

  • noun the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shakiness.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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toll_taker

  • noun someone employed to collect tolls
    toller; tollkeeper; toll agent; toll collector; tollgatherer; tollman.

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shutting

  • noun the act of closing something
    closing.
  • verb move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut
    close; shut.
    • Close the door
    • shut the window

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danse

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rowing

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

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disco

  • noun popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
    disco music.
  • noun a public dance hall for dancing to recorded popular music
    discotheque.

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time_bomb

  • noun a problematic situation that will eventually become dangerous if not addressed
    ticking bomb.
    • India is a demographic time bomb
    • the refugee camp is a ticking bomb waiting to go off
  • noun a bomb that has a detonating mechanism that can be set to go off at a particular time
    infernal machine.

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stinger

  • noun a cocktail made of made of creme de menthe and brandy
  • noun a remark capable of wounding mentally
    cut.
    • the unkindest cut of all

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automatic

  • noun light machine gun
    automatic rifle; machine rifle.
  • noun a pistol that will keep firing until the ammunition is gone or the trigger is released
    automatic pistol.

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steam

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

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wipe_out

  • verb use up (resources or materials)
    exhaust; consume; deplete; use up; eat up; eat; run through.
    • this car consumes a lot of gas
    • We exhausted our savings
    • They run through 20 bottles of wine a week
  • verb kill in large numbers
    annihilate; carry off; decimate; eliminate; extinguish; eradicate.
    • the plague wiped out an entire population

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traverse

  • noun a horizontal beam that extends across something
    crosspiece; crossbeam; trave.
  • noun a horizontal crosspiece across a window or separating a door from a window over it
    transom.

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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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performing_artist

  • noun an entertainer who performs a dramatic or musical work for an audience
    performer.

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office_boy

  • noun a young man who is employed to do odd jobs in a business office

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shampoo

  • noun cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair
  • noun the act of washing your hair with shampoo

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light_touch

  • noun momentary contact
    brush.

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rivulet

  • noun a small stream
    run; rill; streamlet; runnel.

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plumage

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    feather; plume.

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rate_of_flow

  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; flow.

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hammer

  • noun the part of a gunlock that strikes the percussion cap when the trigger is pulled
    cock.
  • noun a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking

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away

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

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sail

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

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startle

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

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score

  • noun a number or letter indicating quality (especially of a student's performance)
    grade; mark.
    • she made good marks in algebra
    • grade A milk
    • what was your score on your homework?
  • noun a written form of a musical composition; parts for different instruments appear on separate staves on large pages
    musical score.
    • he studied the score of the sonata

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bestride

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

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luderick

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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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extend

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

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sweepable

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lapping

  • noun covering with a design in which one element covers a part of another (as with tiles or shingles)
    imbrication; overlapping.
  • verb lie partly over or alongside of something or of one another
    lap.

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fair_catch

  • noun (American football) a catch of a punt on the fly by a defensive player who has signalled that he will not run and so should not be tackled

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sweepingness

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extent

  • noun the point or degree to which something extends
    • the extent of the damage
    • the full extent of the law
    • to a certain extent she was right
  • noun the distance or area or volume over which something extends
    • the vast extent of the desert
    • an orchard of considerable extent

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stretch_out

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

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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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sanitation

  • noun the state of being clean and conducive to health
  • noun making something sanitary (free of germs) as by sterilizing
    sanitization; sanitisation.

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country

  • noun a politically organized body of people under a single government
    commonwealth; land; res publica; nation; state; body politic.
    • the state has elected a new president
    • African nations
    • students who had come to the nation's capitol
    • the country's largest manufacturer
    • an industrialized land
  • noun the territory occupied by a nation
    state; land.
    • he returned to the land of his birth
    • he visited several European countries

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vibration

  • noun the act of vibrating
    quivering; quiver.
  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; palpitation; trembling; shakiness; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe

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sanitise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; hygienize.
  • verb make less offensive or more acceptable by removing objectionable features
    sanitize.
    • sanitize a document before releasing it to the press
    • sanitize history
    • sanitize the language in a book

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feathering

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

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hired_help

  • noun employee hired for domestic or farm work (often used in the singular to refer to several employees collectively)

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how-d'ye-do

  • noun an awkward situation
    how-do-you-do.
    • that's a fine how-d'ye-do

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rounders

  • noun an English ball game similar to baseball
  • noun a dissolute person; usually a man who is morally unrestrained
    debauchee; rounder; libertine.

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character

  • noun an imaginary person represented in a work of fiction (play or film or story)
    fictional character; fictitious character.
    • she is the main character in the novel
  • noun a characteristic property that defines the apparent individual nature of something
    lineament; quality.
    • each town has a quality all its own
    • the radical character of our demands

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dawdler

  • noun someone who takes more time than necessary; someone who lags behind
    poke; laggard; drone; lagger; trailer.

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wash_out

  • verb prevent or interrupt due to rain
    rain out.
    • The storm had washed out the game
  • verb wash free from unwanted substances, such as dirt
    • Wash out your dirty shirt in the sink

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grazing

  • noun the act of grazing
    graze.
  • noun the act of brushing against while passing
    skimming; shaving.

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putt

  • noun hitting a golf ball that is on the green using a putter; he didn't sink a single putt over three feet"
    putting.
    • his putting let him down today
  • verb strike (a golf ball) lightly, with a putter
    • he putted the ball several feet past the hole

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bathroom

  • noun a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet
    bath.
  • noun a room or building equipped with one or more toilets
    toilet; privy; lavatory; can; lav; john.

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sweep_oar

  • noun a long oar used in an open boat
    sweep.

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faltering

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

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three

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one and one
    deuce-ace; trio; triplet; tercet; tierce; troika; trey; 3; ternion; trine; ternary; triad; threesome; leash; III; trinity; terzetto.
  • noun one of four playing cards in a deck having three pips
    trey.

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quickly

  • adverb with rapid movements
    chop-chop; speedily; rapidly; apace.
    • he works quickly
  • adverb with little or no delay
    quick; promptly.
    • the rescue squad arrived promptly
    • come here, quick!

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replicate

  • verb bend or turn backward
    retroflex.
  • verb reproduce or make an exact copy of
    copy.
    • replicate the cell
    • copy the genetic information

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interest

  • noun a sense of concern with and curiosity about someone or something
    involvement.
    • an interest in music
  • noun a reason for wanting something done
    sake.
    • for your sake
    • died for the sake of his country
    • in the interest of safety
    • in the common interest

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idol

  • noun a material effigy that is worshipped
    god; graven image.
    • thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image
    • money was his god
  • noun someone who is adored blindly and excessively
    matinee idol.

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toller

  • noun a person who rings church bells (as for summoning the congregation)
    ringer; bell ringer.
  • noun someone employed to collect tolls
    toll taker; tollkeeper; toll agent; toll collector; tollgatherer; tollman.

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worker

  • noun a person who works at a specific occupation
    • he is a good worker
  • noun a member of the working class (not necessarily employed)
    proletarian; prole.
    • workers of the world--unite!

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snap

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

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imbroglio

  • noun an intricate and confusing interpersonal or political situation
    embroilment.
  • noun a very embarrassing misunderstanding

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child

  • noun a young person of either sex
    tiddler; nipper; tyke; small fry; nestling; youngster; fry; shaver; tike; minor; kid.
    • she writes books for children
    • they're just kids
    • `tiddler' is a British term for youngster
  • noun a human offspring (son or daughter) of any age
    kid.
    • they had three children
    • they were able to send their kids to college

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catch

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

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spin

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

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diffract

  • verb undergo diffraction
    • laser light diffracts electrons

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cracker

  • noun a thin crisp wafer made of flour and water with or without leavening and shortening; unsweetened or semisweet
  • noun a poor White person in the southern United States
    redneck.

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employ

  • noun the state of being employed or having a job
    employment.
    • they are looking for employment
    • he was in the employ of the city
  • verb put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose
    apply; use; utilize; utilise.
    • use your head!
    • we only use Spanish at home
    • I can't use this tool
    • Apply a magnetic field here
    • This thinking was applied to many projects
    • How do you utilize this tool?
    • I apply this rule to get good results
    • use the plastic bags to store the food
    • He doesn't know how to use a computer

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thrash

  • noun a swimming kick used while treading water
  • verb give a thrashing to; beat hard
    lam; thresh; flail.

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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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hygienise

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    sanitize; sanitise; hygienize.

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remount

  • noun a fresh horse especially (formerly) to replace one killed or injured in battle
  • verb mount again
    • he remounted his horse

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player

  • noun a person who participates in or is skilled at some game
    participant.
  • noun someone who plays a musical instrument (as a profession)
    musician; instrumentalist.

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move_reflexively

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move involuntarily.

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straits

  • noun a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs
    strait; pass.
  • noun a difficult juncture
    head; pass.
    • a pretty pass
    • matters came to a head yesterday

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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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mouse

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

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jolting

  • adjective causing or characterized by jolts and irregular movements
    jumpy; rocky; jolty; bumpy; rough.
    • a rough ride
  • verb move or cause to move with a sudden jerky motion
    jar; jolt.

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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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belly

  • noun the region of the body of a vertebrate between the thorax and the pelvis
    venter; stomach; abdomen.
  • noun a protruding abdomen
    paunch.

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pyrrhic_victory

  • noun a victory that is won by incurring terrible losses

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fuss

  • noun an excited state of agitation
    pother; tizzy; dither; flap.
    • he was in a dither
    • there was a terrible flap about the theft
  • noun an angry disturbance
    bother; trouble; hassle.
    • he didn't want to make a fuss
    • they had labor trouble
    • a spot of bother

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hang

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

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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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hand

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

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lateral_pass

  • noun a pass to a receiver upfield from the passer
    lateral.

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lean_back

  • verb move the upper body backwards and down
    recline.

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practiced

  • adjective satellite having or showing knowledge and skill and aptitude
    good; expert; skillful; proficient; adept; skilful.
    • adept in handicrafts
    • an adept juggler
    • an expert job
    • a good mechanic
    • a practiced marksman
    • a proficient engineer
    • a lesser-known but no less skillful composer
    • the effect was achieved by skillful retouching
  • verb carry out or practice; as of jobs and professions
    practise; practice; exercise; do.
    • practice law

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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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backhander

  • noun a backhanded blow
  • adjective (of racket strokes) made across the body with back of hand facing direction of stroke
    backhanded; backhand.

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shakiness

  • noun a shaky motion
    quiver; quivering; vibration; palpitation; trembling; shaking.
    • the shaking of his fingers as he lit his pipe
  • noun the quality of being unstable and insecure
    • the shakiness of the present regime

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contact

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

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rinse_off

  • verb wash off soap or remaining dirt
    rinse.

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strike_out

  • verb remove from a list
    mark; cross out; strike off; cross off.
    • Cross the name of the dead person off the list
  • verb put out or be put out by a strikeout
    • Oral struck out three batters to close the inning

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musical

  • noun a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
    musical comedy; musical theater.
  • adjective characterized by or capable of producing music
    • a musical evening
    • musical instruments

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passing_game

  • noun (American football) a play that involves one player throwing the ball to a teammate
    passing; passing play; pass.
    • the coach sent in a passing play on third and long

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background

  • noun a person's social heritage: previous experience or training
    • he is a lawyer with a sports background
  • noun the part of a scene (or picture) that lies behind objects in the foreground
    ground.
    • he posed her against a background of rolling hills

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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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wiper_blade

  • noun a mechanical device that cleans the windshield
    wiper; windshield wiper; windscreen wiper.

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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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transformer

  • noun an electrical device by which alternating current of one voltage is changed to another voltage

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dining

  • noun the act of eating dinner
  • verb have supper; eat dinner
    dine.
    • We often dine with friends in this restaurant

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ease

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

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vie

  • verb compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
    contend; compete.

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royal

  • noun a sail set next above the topgallant on a royal mast
  • noun stag with antlers of 12 or more branches
    royal stag.

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wright

  • noun someone who makes or repairs something (usually used in combination)
  • noun United States writer of detective novels (1888-1939)
    Willard Huntington Wright; S. S. Van Dine.

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spread

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

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board

  • noun a committee having supervisory powers
    • the board has seven members
  • noun a stout length of sawn timber; made in a wide variety of sizes and used for many purposes
    plank.

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move_involuntarily

  • verb move in an uncontrolled manner
    move reflexively.

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falter

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

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elevation

  • noun the event of something being raised upward
    lift; raising.
    • an elevation of the temperature in the afternoon
    • a raising of the land resulting from volcanic activity
  • noun the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development
    superlative; pinnacle; acme; top; height; summit; peak; 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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powerwash

  • verb wash before painting to remove old paint and mildew
    pressure-wash.
    • pressure-wash the house

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sussex

  • noun a county in southern England on the English Channel; formerly an Anglo-Saxon kingdom that was captured by Wessex in the 9th century

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quicksand

  • noun a treacherous situation that tends to entrap and destroy
  • noun a pit filled with loose wet sand into which objects are sucked down

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gofer

  • noun an employee whose duties include running errands

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chlorinate

  • verb treat or combine with chlorine
    • chlorinated water
  • verb disinfect with chlorine
    • chlorinate a pool

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performing

  • noun the performance of a part or role in a drama
    acting; playacting; playing.
  • verb carry out or perform an action
    perform; do; execute.
    • John did the painting, the weeding, and he cleaned out the gutters
    • the skater executed a triple pirouette
    • she did a little dance

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manual

  • noun a small handbook
  • noun (military) a prescribed drill in handling a rifle
    manual of arms.

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whisk_off

  • verb brush or wipe off lightly
    whisk.
  • verb take away quickly and suddenly
    whisk away.

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almond furnace

A kind of furnace used in refining, to separate the metal from cinders and other foreign matter. Chambers.

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one-step

  • noun an early ballroom dance; precursor to the fox-trot
  • verb dance the one-step

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go_out

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

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old

  • noun past times (especially in the phrase `in days of old')
  • adjective (used especially of persons) having lived for a relatively long time or attained a specific age
    • his mother is very old
    • a ripe old age
    • how old are you?

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street_cleaner

  • noun a worker employed to clean streets (especially one employed by a municipal sanitation department)
    street sweeper.

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sweeping

  • noun the act of cleaning with a broom
  • verb sweep across or over
    brush; sweep.
    • Her long skirt brushed the floor
    • A gasp swept cross the audience

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staff

  • noun personnel who assist their superior in carrying out an assigned task
    • the hospital has an excellent nursing staff
    • the general relied on his staff to make routine decisions
  • noun a strong rod or stick with a specialized utilitarian purpose
    • he walked with the help of a wooden staff

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tripper

  • noun (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations
  • noun a walker or runner who trips and almost falls
    stumbler.

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dead

  • noun people who are no longer living
    • they buried the dead
  • noun a time when coldness (or some other quality associated with death) is intense
    • the dead of winter

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sponge

  • noun a porous mass of interlacing fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals and usable to absorb water or any porous rubber or cellulose product similarly used
  • noun someone able to acquire new knowledge and skills rapidly and easily
    quick study.
    • she soaks up foreign languages like a sponge

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scrimmage

  • noun (American football) practice play between a football team's squads
  • noun a noisy riotous fight
    melee; battle royal.

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hoover

  • verb clean with a vacuum cleaner
    vacuum-clean; vacuum.
    • vacuum the carpets
  • noun United States industrialist who manufactured vacuum cleaners (1849-1932)
    William Hoover; William Henry Hoover.

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rill

  • noun a small stream
    run; rivulet; streamlet; runnel.
  • noun a small channel (as one formed by soil erosion)

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wipe_away

  • verb remove by wiping
    wipe off.

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dentifrice

  • noun a substance for cleaning the teeth; applied with a toothbrush

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totter

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

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get_on

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

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reflexive

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

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headshake

  • noun the act of turning your head left and right to signify denial or disbelief or bemusement
    headshaking.
    • I could tell from their headshakes that they didn't believe me

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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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sweep_up

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

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track

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

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participation

  • noun the act of sharing in the activities of a group
    involution; engagement; involvement.
    • the teacher tried to increase his students' engagement in class activities
  • noun the condition of sharing in common with others (as fellows or partners etc.)
    involvement.

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shaker

  • noun a person who wields power and influence
    mover and shaker.
    • a shaker of traditional beliefs
    • movers and shakers in the business world
  • noun a member of Christian group practicing celibacy and communal living and common possession of property and separation from the world

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meaning

  • noun the message that is intended or expressed or signified
    signification; import; significance.
    • what is the meaning of this sentence
    • the significance of a red traffic light
    • the signification of Chinese characters
    • the import of his announcement was ambiguous
  • noun the idea that is intended
    substance.
    • What is the meaning of this proverb?

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pose

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

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ply

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

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cork

  • noun outer bark of the cork oak; used for stoppers for bottles etc.
  • noun (botany) outer tissue of bark; a protective layer of dead cells
    phellem.

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shifting

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

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bolt

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

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taker

  • noun one who accepts an offer
  • noun one who takes a bet or wager

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restlessness

  • noun the quality of being ceaselessly moving or active
    • the restlessness of the wind
  • noun a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
    impatience.

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running_game

  • noun (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team
    running; run; running play.
    • the defensive line braced to stop the run
    • the coach put great emphasis on running

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leave-taking

  • noun the act of departing politely
    leave; farewell; parting.
    • he disliked long farewells
    • he took his leave
    • parting is such sweet sorrow

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wiper_arm

  • noun contact consisting of a conducting arm that rotates over a series of fixed contacts and comes to rest on an outlet
    contact arm; wiper.

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horizon

  • noun the line at which the sky and Earth appear to meet
    visible horizon; skyline; sensible horizon; apparent horizon.
  • noun the range of interest or activity that can be anticipated
    purview; view.
    • It is beyond the horizon of present knowledge

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hygienize

  • verb make sanitary by cleaning or sterilizing
    hygienise; sanitize; sanitise.

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facility

  • noun a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry
    installation.
    • the assembly plant is an enormous facility
  • noun skillful performance or ability without difficulty
    quickness; deftness; adeptness; adroitness.
    • his quick adeptness was a product of good design
    • he was famous for his facility as an archer

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pronate

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

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wield

  • verb have and exercise
    maintain; exert.
    • wield power and authority
  • verb handle effectively
    handle; manage.
    • The burglar wielded an axe
    • The young violinist didn't manage her bow very well

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bound

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

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saddle

  • noun a seat for the rider of a horse or camel
  • noun a pass or ridge that slopes gently between two peaks (is shaped like a saddle)
    saddleback.

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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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mambo

  • noun a Latin American dance similar in rhythm to the rumba
  • verb dance a mambo

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sail_through

  • verb succeed at easily
    sweep through; ace; nail; pass with flying colors; breeze through.
    • She sailed through her exams
    • You will pass with flying colors
    • She nailed her astrophysics course

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stumble

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

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come_together

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

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wag

  • noun a witty amusing person who makes jokes
    wit; card.
  • noun causing to move repeatedly from side to side
    waggle; shake.

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flying

  • noun an instance of traveling by air
    flight.
    • flying was still an exciting adventure for him
  • verb travel through the air; be airborne
    fly; wing.
    • Man cannot fly

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approximate

  • verb be close or similar
    come close.
    • Her results approximate my own
  • verb judge tentatively or form an estimate of (quantities or time)
    judge; estimate; guess; gauge.
    • I estimate this chicken to weigh three pounds

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furcate

  • verb divide into two or more branches so as to form a fork
    ramify; fork; branch; separate.
    • The road forks

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way

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

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spring

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

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flip_over

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

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boom

  • noun a deep prolonged loud noise
    roar; thunder; roaring.
  • noun a state of economic prosperity

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company

  • noun an institution created to conduct business
    • he only invests in large well-established companies
    • he started the company in his garage
  • noun small military unit; usually two or three platoons

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fork

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

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drop_back

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

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make_way

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

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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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crystal

  • noun a solid formed by the solidification of a chemical and having a highly regular atomic structure
  • noun a crystalline element used as a component in various electronic devices

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turn_out

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

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company_man

  • noun an employee whose first loyalty is to the company rather than to fellow workers

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shin

  • noun the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle
  • noun a cut of meat from the lower part of the leg
    shin bone.

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shoestring_catch

  • noun (baseball) a running catch made near the ground

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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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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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expertise

  • noun skillfulness by virtue of possessing special knowledge
    expertness.

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ship

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

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trip

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

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upheaval

  • noun a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
    turbulence; Sturm und Drang.
    • the industrial revolution was a period of great turbulence
  • noun a violent disturbance
    turmoil; convulsion.
    • the convulsions of the stock market

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no

  • noun a negative
    • his no was loud and clear
  • noun a radioactive transuranic element synthesized by bombarding curium with carbon ions; 7 isotopes are known
    atomic number 102; nobelium.

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tip

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

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handed

  • adjective having or involving the use of hands
    • a handed, tree-living animal
    • a four-handed card game
  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; turn over; reach; hand; pass; pass on.
    • hand me the spoon, please
    • Turn the files over to me, please
    • He turned over the prisoner to his lawyers

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flood

  • noun the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land
    alluvion; deluge; inundation.
    • plains fertilized by annual inundations
  • noun an overwhelming number or amount
    torrent; deluge; inundation.
    • a flood of requests
    • a torrent of abuse

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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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digital

  • adjective displaying numbers rather than scale positions
    • digital clock
    • digital readout
  • adjective relating to or performed with the fingers
    • digital examination

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focal_distance

  • noun the distance from a lens to its focus
    focal length.

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football

  • noun any of various games played with a ball (round or oval) in which two teams try to kick or carry or propel the ball into each other's goal
    football game.
  • noun the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

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outreach

  • noun the act of reaching out
    • the outreach toward truth of the human spirit

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yardage

  • noun distance measured in the aggregate number of yards
    • what is the yardage of this golf course?

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belly_dance

  • noun a Middle Eastern dance in which the dancer makes sensuous movements of the hips and abdomen
    belly dancing; danse du ventre.
  • verb perform a belly dance

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rolling

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

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discharge

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

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windscreen

  • noun transparent screen (as of glass) to protect occupants of a vehicle
    windshield.

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ramify

  • verb have or develop complicating consequences
    complexify.
    • These actions will ramify
  • verb grow and send out branches or branch-like structures
    branch.
    • these plants ramify early and get to be very large

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potato

  • noun an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
    spud; murphy; Irish potato; tater; white potato.
  • noun annual native to South America having underground stolons bearing edible starchy tubers; widely cultivated as a garden vegetable; vines are poisonous
    Solanum tuberosum; white potato; white potato vine.

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assume

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

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interval

  • noun a definite length of time marked off by two instants
    time interval.
  • noun a set containing all points (or all real numbers) between two given endpoints

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together

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

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gyrate

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

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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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time

  • noun an instance or single occasion for some event
    clip.
    • this time he succeeded
    • he called four times
    • he could do ten at a clip
  • noun a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
    • take time to smell the roses
    • I didn't have time to finish
    • it took more than half my time

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push

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

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profits

  • noun the excess of revenues over outlays in a given period of time (including depreciation and other non-cash expenses)
    net profit; lucre; profit; earnings; net; net income.
  • noun something won (especially money)
    win; winnings.

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camber

  • noun a slight convexity (as of the surface of a road)
  • noun a slope in the turn of a road or track; the outside is higher than the inside in order to reduce the effects of centrifugal force
    cant; bank.

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concept

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

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dance

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

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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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staff_member

  • noun an employee who is a member of a staff of workers (especially a member of the staff that works for the President of the United States)
    staffer.

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shimmy

  • noun an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)
    • he could feel the shimmy in the steering wheel
  • noun a woman's sleeveless undergarment
    shift; teddy; slip; chemise.

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pronation

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

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skin

  • noun a natural protective body covering and site of the sense of touch
    tegument; cutis.
    • your skin is the largest organ of your body
  • noun an outer surface (usually thin)
    • the skin of an airplane

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battle

  • noun a hostile meeting of opposing military forces in the course of a war
    engagement; conflict; fight.
    • Grant won a decisive victory in the battle of Chickamauga
    • he lost his romantic ideas about war when he got into a real engagement
  • noun an energetic attempt to achieve something
    struggle.
    • getting through the crowd was a real struggle
    • he fought a battle for recognition

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gyration

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

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mill

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

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skid

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

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make_headway

  • verb obtain advantages, such as points, etc.
    advance; gain ground; get ahead; win; gain; pull ahead.
    • The home team was gaining ground
    • After defeating the Knicks, the Blazers pulled ahead of the Lakers in the battle for the number-one playoff berth in the Western Conference

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moil

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

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flash

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

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methodically

  • adverb in a methodical manner
    • she worked methodically

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swoop

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

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rhythm

  • noun the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
    beat; musical rhythm.
    • the piece has a fast rhythm
    • the conductor set the beat
  • noun recurring at regular intervals
    regular recurrence.

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tollgatherer

  • noun someone employed to collect tolls
    toller; toll taker; tollkeeper; toll agent; toll collector; tollman.

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division

  • noun an army unit large enough to sustain combat
    • two infantry divisions were held in reserve
  • noun one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole
    section; part.
    • the written part of the exam
    • the finance section of the company
    • the BBC's engineering division

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ticking

  • noun a metallic tapping sound
    tick.
    • he counted the ticks of the clock
  • noun a strong fabric used for mattress and pillow covers

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jerk

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

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gravitate

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

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mobilise

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

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bustle

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

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minute

  • noun a unit of time equal to 60 seconds or 1/60th of an hour
    min.
    • he ran a 4 minute mile
  • noun an indefinitely short time
    moment; bit; mo; second.
    • wait just a moment
    • in a mo
    • it only takes a minute
    • in just a bit

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end_run

  • noun (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running around the end of the line
    sweep.

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din

  • noun a loud harsh or strident noise
    clamor; cacophony; blare; blaring.
  • noun the act of making a noisy disturbance
    tumult; ruckus; commotion; rumpus; ruction.

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sterilise

  • verb make free from bacteria
    sterilize.
  • verb make infertile
    desex; desexualise; sterilize; unsex; desexualize; fix.
    • in some countries, people with genetically transmissible disabilites are sterilized

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sweepy

Moving with a sweeping motion.
The branches bend before their sweepy away. Dryden.

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leave

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

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involution

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

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manual_dexterity

  • noun adroitness in using the hands
    sleight; dexterity.

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pensionary

  • noun the beneficiary of a pension fund
    pensioner.
  • noun a person who works only for money
    hireling.

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quick

  • noun any area of the body that is highly sensitive to pain (as the flesh underneath the skin or a fingernail or toenail)
  • adjective satellite accomplished rapidly and without delay
    speedy.
    • was quick to make friends
    • his quick reaction prevented an accident
    • hoped for a speedy resolution of the problem
    • a speedy recovery
    • he has a right to a speedy trial

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shave

  • noun the act of removing hair with a razor
    shaving.