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blind

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

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divided_highway

  • noun a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
    dual carriageway.
    • in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway

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main_drag

  • noun the main street of a town or city

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pall_mall

  • noun a fashionable street in London noted for its many private clubs

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avenue

  • noun a line of approach
    • they explored every avenue they could think of
    • it promises to open new avenues to understanding
  • noun a wide street or thoroughfare
    boulevard.

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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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high_street

  • noun street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
    main street.

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shortcut

  • noun a route shorter than the usual one
    crosscut; cutoff.

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passage

  • noun the act of passing from one state or place to the next
    transition.
  • noun a section of text; particularly a section of medium length

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main_street

  • noun street that serves as a principal thoroughfare for traffic in a town
    high street.
  • noun any small town (or the people who inhabit it); generally used to represent parochialism and materialism (after a novel by Sinclair Lewis)
    • Main Street will never vote for a liberal politician

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location

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

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bypass

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; ring road; beltway.
  • noun a surgically created shunt (usually around a damaged part)

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trunk_road

  • noun a highway
    highroad.

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cul

  • noun a passage with access only at one end
    dead end; cul de sac.

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local

  • noun public transport consisting of a bus or train that stops at all stations or stops
    • the local seemed to take forever to get to New York
  • noun anesthetic that numbs a particular area of the body
    local anaesthetic; topical anesthetic; local anesthetic; topical anaesthetic.

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interstate

  • noun one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
    interstate highway.
  • adjective involving and relating to the mutual relations of states especially of the United States
    • Interstate Highway Commission
    • interstate highways
    • Interstate Commerce Commission
    • interstate commerce

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roadway

  • noun a road (especially that part of a road) over which vehicles travel

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frontage_road

  • noun a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
    service road.

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de

  • noun a Mid-Atlantic state; one of the original 13 colonies
    Diamond State; Delaware; First State.

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cartroad

  • noun any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
    track; cart track.

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detour

  • noun a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
    roundabout way.
  • verb travel via a detour

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great_white_way

  • noun a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
    Broadway.

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roundabout_way

  • noun a roundabout road (especially one that is used temporarily while a main route is blocked)
    detour.

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roundabout

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

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artery

  • noun a blood vessel that carries blood from the heart to the body
    arteria; arterial blood vessel.
  • noun a major thoroughfare that bears important traffic

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intersection

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

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spur

  • noun a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
    goading; goad; spurring; prodding; prod; urging.
    • the ceaseless prodding got on his nerves
  • noun any sharply pointed projection
    spine; acantha.

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frontage

  • noun the extent of land abutting on a street or water
  • noun the direction in which something (such as a building) faces

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skid_road

  • noun the district of a town frequented by loggers
  • noun a road made of logs on which freshly cut timber can be hauled

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interstate_highway

  • noun one of the system of highways linking major cities in the 48 contiguous states of the United States
    interstate.

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broadway

  • noun a street in Manhattan that passes through Times Square; famous for its theaters
    Great White Way.

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trunk_line

  • noun line that is the main route on a railway
    trunk route.
  • noun a telephone line connecting two exchanges directly

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side

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

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park_ave.

  • noun a fashionable residential street in New York City
    Park Avenue.

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wall_street

  • noun a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
    Wall St..
  • noun used to allude to the securities industry of the United States
    the Street.

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ringway

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ring road; bypass; beltway.

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back

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

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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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state_highway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; freeway; throughway; superhighway; expressway.

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driveway

  • noun a road leading up to a private house
    private road; drive.
    • they parked in the driveway

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transportation

  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transit; transportation system.
  • noun the act of moving something from one location to another
    transfer; conveyance; transport; transferral.

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cart_track

  • noun any road or path affording passage especially a rough one
    track; cartroad.

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causeway

  • noun a road that is raised above water or marshland or sand
  • verb provide with a causeway
    • A causewayed swamp

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access

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

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state

  • noun the territory occupied by one of the constituent administrative districts of a nation
    province.
    • his state is in the deep south
  • noun the way something is with respect to its main attributes
    • the current state of knowledge
    • his state of health
    • in a weak financial state

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dual_carriageway

  • noun a highway divided down the middle by a barrier that separates traffic going in different directions
    divided highway.
    • in Britain they call a divided highway a dual carriageway

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mews

  • noun street lined with buildings that were originally private stables but have been remodeled as dwellings
    • she lives in a Chelsea mews
  • noun the sound made by a cat (or any sound resembling this)
    meow; miaow; mew; miaou; miaul.

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branch_line

  • noun a railway line connected to a trunk line
    spur; spur track.

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access_road

  • noun a short road giving access to an expressway
    slip road.
    • in Britain they call an access road a slip road

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rail

  • noun a barrier consisting of a horizontal bar and supports
    railing.
  • noun short for railway
    • he traveled by rail
    • he was concerned with rail safety

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cart

  • noun a heavy open wagon usually having two wheels and drawn by an animal
  • noun wheeled vehicle that can be pushed by a person; may have one or two or four wheels
    handcart; go-cart; pushcart.
    • he used a handcart to carry the rocks away
    • their pushcart was piled high with groceries

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rue

  • noun European strong-scented perennial herb with grey-green bitter-tasting leaves; an irritant similar to poison ivy
    herb of grace; Ruta graveolens.
  • noun leaves sometimes used for flavoring fruit or claret cup but should be used with great caution: can cause irritation like poison ivy

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local_street

  • noun a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
    local road.

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fleet_street

  • noun a street in central London where newspaper offices are situated
  • noun British journalism

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trunk

  • noun the main stem of a tree; usually covered with bark; the bole is usually the part that is commercially useful for lumber
    bole; tree trunk.
  • noun luggage consisting of a large strong case used when traveling or for storage

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alleyway

  • noun a narrow street with walls on both sides
    back street; alley.

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path

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

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post

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

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champs_elysees

  • noun a major avenue in Paris famous for elegant shops and cafes

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crosscut

  • noun a diagonal path
  • noun a route shorter than the usual one
    cutoff; shortcut.

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route

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

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throughway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; freeway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.

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through

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

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flaminian_way

  • noun an ancient Roman road in Italy built by Gaius Flaminius in 220 BC; extends north from Rome to cisalpine Gaul

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railway

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

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road

  • noun an open way (generally public) for travel or transportation
    route.
  • noun a way or means to achieve something
    • the road to fame

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arterial

  • adjective of or involving or contained in the arteries
    • arterial disease
    • the arterial system
    • arterial blood

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cutoff

  • noun a designated limit beyond which something cannot function or must be terminated
  • noun a route shorter than the usual one
    crosscut; shortcut.

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back_street

  • noun a narrow street with walls on both sides
    alleyway; alley.

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transit

  • noun a surveying instrument for measuring horizontal and vertical angles, consisting of a small telescope mounted on a tripod
    theodolite.
  • noun a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods
    transportation system; transportation.

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private

  • noun an enlisted man of the lowest rank in the Army or Marines
    common soldier; buck private.
    • our prisoner was just a private and knew nothing of value
  • adjective confined to particular persons or groups or providing privacy
    • a private place
    • private discussions
    • private lessons
    • a private club
    • a private secretary
    • private property
    • the former President is now a private citizen
    • public figures struggle to maintain a private life

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one

  • noun the smallest whole number or a numeral representing this number
    ace; I; unity; 1; single.
    • he has the one but will need a two and three to go with it
    • they had lunch at one
  • noun a single person or thing
    • he is the best one
    • this is the one I ordered

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cul_de_sac

  • noun a passage with access only at one end
    dead end; cul.
  • noun a street with only one way in or out
    blind alley; impasse; dead-end street.

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motor

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

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ring

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

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lombard_street

  • noun a street in central London containing many of the major London banks

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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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trunk_route

  • noun line that is the main route on a railway
    trunk line.

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fifth_avenue

  • noun an avenue in Manhattan that separates the east side of Manhattan from the west side

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two

  • noun the cardinal number that is the sum of one and one or a numeral representing this number
    II; deuce; 2.
  • noun one of the four playing cards in a deck that have two spots
    deuce.

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rail_line

  • noun the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    line; railway line.

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ring_road

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; bypass; beltway.

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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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byroad

  • noun a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
    byway; bypath.

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blind_alley

  • noun a street with only one way in or out
    impasse; dead-end street; cul de sac.
  • noun (figurative) a course of action that is unproductive and offers no hope of improvement
    • all the clues led the police into blind alleys
    • so far every road that we've been down has turned out to be a blind alley

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expressway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway.

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wall_st.

  • noun a street in lower Manhattan where the New York Stock Exchange is located; symbol of American finance
    Wall Street.

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urban

  • adjective relating to or concerned with a city or densely populated area
    • urban sociology
    • urban development
  • adjective located in or characteristic of a city or city life
    • urban property owners
    • urban affairs
    • urban manners

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turnoff

  • noun something causing antagonism or loss of interest
    negative stimulation.
  • noun a side road where you can turn off
    • I missed the turnoff and went 15 miles out of my way

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side_road

  • noun a minor road branching off of a main road

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superhighway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; freeway; throughway; state highway; expressway.
  • noun an extensive electronic network (such as the internet) used for the rapid transfer of sound and video and graphics in digital form
    information superhighway.

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beltway

  • noun a highway that encircles an urban area so that traffic does not have to pass through the center
    ringway; ring road; bypass.

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trail

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

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quai_d'orsay

  • noun the street in Paris along the south bank of the Seine known for its governmental ministries
  • noun the French department in charge of foreign affairs; referred to familiarly by its address in Paris
    French Foreign Office.

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seventh_avenue

  • noun an avenue in Manhattan that runs north and south

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line

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

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dead-end_street

  • noun a street with only one way in or out
    blind alley; impasse; cul de sac.

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corduroy

  • noun a cut pile fabric with vertical ribs; usually made of cotton
    cord.
  • noun a road made of logs laid crosswise

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main

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

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one-way_street

  • noun unilateral interaction
    • cooperation cannot be a one-way street
  • noun a street on which vehicular traffic is allowed to move in only one direction

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ride

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

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impasse

  • noun a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible
    dead end; deadlock; standstill; stalemate.
    • reached an impasse on the negotiations
  • noun a street with only one way in or out
    blind alley; dead-end street; cul de sac.

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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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itinerary

  • noun an established line of travel or access
    path; route.
  • noun a guidebook for travelers
    travel guidebook.

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slip_road

  • noun a short road giving access to an expressway
    access road.
    • in Britain they call an access road a slip road

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parkway

  • noun a wide scenic road planted with trees
    drive.
    • the riverside drive offers many exciting scenic views

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side_street

  • noun a street intersecting a main street and terminating there

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cross_street

  • noun a street intersecting a main street (usually at right angles) and continuing on both sides of it

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slip

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

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local_road

  • noun a street that is primarily used to gain access to the property bordering it
    local street.

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sac

  • noun an enclosed space
    pocket; pouch; sack.
    • the trapped miners found a pocket of air
  • noun a case or sheath especially a pollen sac or moss capsule
    theca.

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alley

  • noun a narrow street with walls on both sides
    alleyway; back street.
  • noun a lane down which a bowling ball is rolled toward pins
    skittle alley; bowling alley.

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high

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

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dual

  • adjective satellite consisting of or involving two parts or components usually in pairs
    double; duple.
    • an egg with a double yolk
    • a double (binary) star
    • double doors
    • dual controls for pilot and copilot
    • duple (or double) time consists of two (or a multiple of two) beats to a measure
  • adjective satellite having more than one decidedly dissimilar aspects or qualities; public preaching and private influence"- R.W.Emerson
    treble; twofold; two-fold; double; three-fold; threefold.
    • a double (or dual) role for an actor
    • the office of a clergyman is twofold
    • every episode has its double and treble meaning"-Frederick Harrison

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service_road

  • noun a local road that runs parallel to an expressway and allows local traffic to gain access to property
    frontage road.

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arterial_road

  • noun a major or main route

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clearway

  • noun a road on which you are not allowed to stop (unless you have a breakdown)

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post_road

  • noun a road over which mail is carried

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speedway

  • noun road where high speed driving is allowed
  • noun a racetrack for racing automobiles or motorcycles

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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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whitehall

  • noun a wide street in London stretching from Trafalgar Square to the Houses of Parliament; site of many government offices
  • noun the British civil service

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park_avenue

  • noun a fashionable residential street in New York City
    Park Ave..

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divided

  • adjective separated into parts or pieces
    • opinions are divided
  • verb separate into parts or portions
    divide; separate; split up; split; carve up; dissever.
    • divide the cake into three equal parts
    • The British carved up the Ottoman Empire after World War I

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two-way_street

  • noun a street on which vehicular traffic can move in either of two directions
    • you have to look both ways crossing a two-way street

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bowery

  • noun a street in Manhattan noted for cheap hotels frequented by homeless derelicts
  • adjective satellite like a bower; leafy and shady
    • a bowery lane

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cross

  • noun a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece
  • noun a marking that consists of lines that cross each other
    crisscross; mark.

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take

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

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branch

  • noun a division of some larger or more complex organization
    subdivision; arm.
    • a branch of Congress
    • botany is a branch of biology
    • the Germanic branch of Indo-European languages
  • noun a division of a stem, or secondary stem arising from the main stem of a plant

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strand

  • noun a pattern forming a unity within a larger structural whole
    • he tried to pick up the strands of his former life
    • I could hear several melodic strands simultaneously
  • noun line consisting of a complex of fibers or filaments that are twisted together to form a thread or a rope or a cable

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thruway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; pike; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.

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appian_way

  • noun an ancient Roman road in Italy extending south from Rome to Brindisi; begun in 312 BC

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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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carriageway

  • noun one of the two sides of a motorway where traffic travels in one direction only usually in two or three lanes

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main_road

  • noun a major road for any form of motor transport
    highway.

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motorway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    thruway; pike; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.

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private_road

  • noun a road leading up to a private house
    driveway; drive.
    • they parked in the driveway

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drag

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

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byway

  • noun a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
    bypath; byroad.

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harley_street

  • noun a street in central London where the consulting rooms of many physicians and surgeons are located

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pike

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; freeway; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.
  • noun highly valued northern freshwater fish with lean flesh

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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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downing_street

  • noun a street of Westminster in London
    • the Prime Minister lives at No. 10 Downing Street
  • noun the British government

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freeway

  • noun a broad highway designed for high-speed traffic
    motorway; thruway; pike; throughway; superhighway; state highway; expressway.

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railway_line

  • noun line that is the commercial organization responsible for operating a system of transportation for trains that pull passengers or freight
    railway; railroad; railroad line; railway system.
  • noun the road consisting of railroad track and roadbed
    line; rail line.

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portage

  • noun the cost of carrying or transporting
  • noun overland track between navigable waterways

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bypath

  • noun a side road little traveled (as in the countryside)
    byway; byroad.

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travel

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

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spur_track

  • noun a railway line connected to a trunk line
    spur; branch line.

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