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reversal

  • noun a change from one state to the opposite state
    • there was a reversal of autonomic function
  • noun an unfortunate happening that hinders or impedes; something that is thwarting or frustrating
    blow; setback; reverse; black eye.

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over

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

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move

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

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focus

  • noun the concentration of attention or energy on something
    direction; centering; focussing; focal point; focusing.
    • the focus of activity shifted to molecular biology
    • he had no direction in his life
  • noun maximum clarity or distinctness of an image rendered by an optical system
    • in focus
    • out of focus

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reorient

  • verb orient once again, after a disorientation
    reorientate.
  • verb cause to turn

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course

  • noun education imparted in a series of lessons or meetings
    course of study; course of instruction; class.
    • he took a course in basket weaving
    • flirting is not unknown in college classes
  • noun a connected series of events or actions or developments
    line.
    • the government took a firm course
    • historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available

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pronation

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

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go

  • noun a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
    turn; tour; spell.
    • it's my go
    • a spell of work
  • noun street names for methylenedioxymethamphetamine
    cristal; ecstasy; XTC; Adam; X; hug drug; disco biscuit.

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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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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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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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spinner

  • noun someone who spins (who twists fibers into threads)
    thread maker; spinster.
  • noun board game equipment that consists of a dial and an arrow that is spun to determine the next move in the game

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birle

  • verb cause a floating log to rotate by treading
    birl.

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turn_around

  • noun turning in an opposite direction or position
    reversal.
    • the reversal of the image in the lens
  • verb turn abruptly and face the other way, either physically or metaphorically
    swing about; swing around.
    • He turned around to face his opponent
    • My conscience told me to turn around before I made a mistake

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whirlpool

  • noun a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
    vortex; maelstrom.
  • verb flow in a circular current, of liquids
    swirl; whirl; eddy; purl.

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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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screw_up

  • verb make more intense
    heat up; hot up.
    • Emotions were screwed up
  • verb make a mess of, destroy or ruin
    muck up; foul up; blow; botch up; botch; bollix; fumble; mishandle; bollocks; bumble; ball up; bobble; bollocks up; spoil; bollix up; fuck up; fluff; flub; bodge; muff; louse up; mess up; bungle.
    • I botched the dinner and we had to eat out
    • the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement

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return

  • noun document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
    tax return; income tax return.
    • his gross income was enough that he had to file a tax return
  • noun a coming to or returning home
    homecoming.
    • on his return from Australia we gave him a welcoming party

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drive_in

  • verb cause a run or runner to be scored
    • His line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run
  • verb arrive by motorcar
    • The star and her manager drive in today from their motor tour across the country

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quirk

  • noun a strange attitude or habit
    crotchet; quirkiness; queerness; oddity.
  • noun a narrow groove beside a beading

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rotatory

  • adjective of or relating to or characteristic or causing an axial or orbital turn
    revolutionary.

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baton

  • noun a thin tapered rod used by a conductor to lead an orchestra or choir
    wand.
  • noun a short stout club used primarily by policemen
    nightstick; billy club; billystick; billy; truncheon.

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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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change_by_reversal

  • verb change to the contrary
    turn; reverse.
    • The trend was reversed
    • the tides turned against him
    • public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern

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rotation

  • noun the act of rotating as if on an axis
    rotary motion.
    • the rotation of the dancer kept time with the music
  • noun (mathematics) a transformation in which the coordinate axes are rotated by a fixed angle about the origin

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supination

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

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rotate

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    revolve; go around.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb exchange on a regular basis
    • We rotate the lead soprano every night

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slacken

  • verb become slow or slower
    slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed
  • verb make less active or fast
    slack up; slack; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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circumvolution

  • noun the act of turning or winding or folding around a central axis

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wind_up

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

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slackening

  • noun an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    loosening; relaxation.
    • the relaxation of requirements
    • the loosening of his grip
    • the slackening of the wind
  • verb become slow or slower
    slacken; slow down; slow; slack; slow up.
    • Production slowed

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vortex

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; whirl; convolution.
  • noun a powerful circular current of water (usually the result of conflicting tides)
    maelstrom; whirlpool.

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focus_on

  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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untying

  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    undoing; unfastening.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art
  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner

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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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revolution

  • noun a drastic and far-reaching change in ways of thinking and behaving
    • the industrial revolution was also a cultural revolution
  • noun the overthrow of a government by those who are governed

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unscrew

  • verb loosen something by unscrewing it
    • unscrew the outlet plate
  • verb loosen by turning
    • unscrew the bottle cap

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tighten

  • verb make tight or tighter
    fasten.
    • Tighten the wire
  • verb become tight or tighter
    • The rope tightened

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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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move_around

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

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out

  • noun (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
    • you only get 3 outs per inning
  • verb to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    come out of the closet; come out.
    • This actor outed last year

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twine

  • noun a lightweight cord
    string.
  • verb spin,wind, or twist together
    lace; interlace; intertwine; enlace; entwine.
    • intertwine the ribbons
    • Twine the threads into a rope
    • intertwined hearts

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go_around

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

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birl

  • verb cause a floating log to rotate by treading
    birle.
  • verb cause to spin
    whirl; spin; twirl.
    • spin a coin

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logrolling

  • noun act of exchanging favors for mutual gain; especially trading of influence or votes among legislators to gain passage of certain projects
  • noun rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
    birling.

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run

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

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loose

  • verb grant freedom to; free from confinement
    unloosen; unloose; free; release; liberate.
  • verb turn loose or free from restraint
    let loose; unleash.
    • let loose mines
    • Loose terrible plagues upon humanity

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undo

  • verb cancel, annul, or reverse an action or its effect
    • I wish I could undo my actions
  • verb deprive of certain characteristics
    unmake.

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concentrate

  • noun the desired mineral that is left after impurities have been removed from mined ore
    dressed ore.
  • noun a concentrated form of a foodstuff; the bulk is reduced by removing water

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baton_twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    twirler.

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key

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

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orb

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

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by

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

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change

  • noun an event that occurs when something passes from one state or phase to another
    modification; alteration.
    • the change was intended to increase sales
    • this storm is certainly a change for the worse
    • the neighborhood had undergone few modifications since his last visit years ago
  • noun a relational difference between states; especially between states before and after some event
    • he attributed the change to their marriage

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revolutionary

  • noun a radical supporter of political or social revolution
    subversive; subverter; revolutionist.
  • adjective satellite markedly new or introducing radical change
    radical.
    • a revolutionary discovery
    • radical political views

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on

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

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about

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

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reverse

  • noun a relation of direct opposition
    contrary; opposite.
    • we thought Sue was older than Bill but just the reverse was true
  • noun the gears by which the motion of a machine can be reversed
    reverse gear.

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slack_up

  • verb make less active or fast
    slack; slacken; relax.
    • He slackened his pace as he got tired
    • Don't relax your efforts now

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motion

  • noun the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
    gesture.
  • noun a natural event that involves a change in the position or location of something
    movement.

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feathering

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

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retrograde

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

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corkscrew

  • noun a bottle opener that pulls corks
    bottle screw.
  • verb move in a spiral or zigzag course
    spiral.

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revolve_around

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

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feed

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

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undoing

  • noun an act that makes a previous act of no effect (as if not done)
  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    untying; unfastening.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art

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convolution

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; whirl; vortex.
  • noun a convex fold or elevation in the surface of the brain
    gyrus.

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pronate

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

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supinate

  • verb turn (the hand or forearm) so that the back is downward or backward, or turn out (the leg)

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swerve

  • noun the act of turning aside suddenly
    veering; swerving.
  • noun an erratic deflection from an intended course
    yaw.

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square

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

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wrap

  • noun cloak that is folded or wrapped around a person
    wrapper.
  • noun a sandwich in which the filling is rolled up in a soft tortilla

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pivot

  • noun the person in a rank around whom the others wheel and maneuver
    pivot man.
  • noun axis consisting of a short shaft that supports something that turns
    pin.

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spin_around

  • verb revolve quickly and repeatedly around one's own axis
    reel; whirl; spin; gyrate.
    • The dervishes whirl around and around without getting dizzy

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unfastening

  • noun loosening the ties that fasten something; the untying is easy"
    undoing; untying.
    • the tying of bow ties is an art
  • verb cause to become undone
    unfasten.
    • unfasten your belt

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crank_up

  • verb start by cranking
    crank.
    • crank up the engine
  • verb rotate with a crank
    crank.

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yaw

  • noun an erratic deflection from an intended course
    swerve.
  • verb be wide open
    yawn; gape.
    • the deep gaping canyon

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twirler

  • noun someone who twirls a baton
    baton twirler.
  • noun (baseball) the person who does the pitching
    hurler; pitcher.
    • our pitcher has a sore arm

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spiral

  • noun a plane curve traced by a point circling about the center but at increasing distances from the center
  • noun a curve that lies on the surface of a cylinder or cone and cuts the element at a constant angle
    helix.

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eddy

  • noun a miniature whirlpool or whirlwind resulting when the current of a fluid doubles back on itself
    twist.
  • noun founder of Christian Science in 1866 (1821-1910)
    Mary Baker Eddy; Mary Morse Baker Eddy.

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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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untie

  • verb undo the ties of
    unbrace; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb cause to become loose
    loosen; undo.
    • undo the shoelace
    • untie the knot
    • loosen the necktie

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douse

  • verb put out, as of a candle or a light
    put out.
    • Douse the lights
  • verb wet thoroughly
    dowse.

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circumvolve

  • verb cause to turn on an axis or center
    rotate.
    • Rotate the handle

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spread_out

  • verb move outward
    fan out; spread; diffuse.
    • The soldiers fanned out
  • verb set out or stretch in a line, succession, or series
    string out.
    • the houses were strung out in a long row

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feather

  • noun the light horny waterproof structure forming the external covering of birds
    plumage; plume.
  • noun turning an oar parallel to the water between pulls
    feathering.

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center_on

  • verb center upon
    revolve about; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work
  • verb have as a center
    • The region centers on Charleston

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thaw

  • noun the process whereby heat changes something from a solid to a liquid
    melting; melt; thawing.
    • the power failure caused a refrigerator melt that was a disaster
    • the thawing of a frozen turkey takes several hours
  • noun warm weather following a freeze; snow and ice melt
    warming; thawing.
    • they welcomed the spring thaw

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pirouette

  • noun (ballet) a rapid spin of the body (especially on the toes as in ballet)
  • verb do a pirouette, usually as part of a dance

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relax

  • verb become less tense, rest, or take one's ease
    unwind; unbend; decompress; slow down; loosen up.
    • He relaxed in the hot tub
    • Let's all relax after a hard day's work
  • verb make less taut
    unbend.
    • relax the tension on the rope

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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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crank

  • noun a bad-tempered person
    grouch; churl; grump; crosspatch.
  • noun a whimsically eccentric person
    screwball; fruitcake; nut case; nut; crackpot.

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reel

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

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starter

  • noun an electric motor for starting an engine
    starter motor; starting motor.
  • noun a contestant in a team sport who is in the game at the beginning

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concentrate_on

  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve about; revolve around; focus on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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wheel_around

  • verb wheel somebody or something
    wheel.
  • verb change directions as if revolving on a pivot
    wheel.
    • They wheeled their horses around and left

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dowse

  • noun searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
    dowsing; rhabdomancy.
  • verb wet thoroughly
    douse.

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turnout

  • noun the group that gathers together for a particular occasion
    • a large turnout for the meeting
  • noun a part of a road that has been widened to allow cars to pass or park
    widening.

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slack

  • noun dust consisting of a mixture of small coal fragments and coal dust and dirt that sifts out when coal is passed over a sieve
  • noun a noticeable deterioration in performance or quality
    falling off; slump; falloff; drop-off.
    • the team went into a slump
    • a gradual slack in output
    • a drop-off in attendance
    • a falloff in quality

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up

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

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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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cartwheel

  • noun a wheel that has wooden spokes and a metal rim
  • noun acrobatic revolutions with the body turned sideways and the arms and legs outstretched like the spokes of a wheel

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loosen

  • verb make loose or looser
    loose.
    • loosen the tension on a rope
  • verb make less severe or strict
    relax.
    • The government relaxed the curfew after most of the rebels were caught

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twisting

  • noun the act of distorting something so it seems to mean something it was not intended to mean
    straining; overrefinement; torture; distortion.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; spin; twirl.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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pin

  • noun a piece of jewelry that is pinned onto the wearer's garment
  • noun when a wrestler's shoulders are forced to the mat
    fall.

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unbrace

  • verb undo the ties of
    untie; unlace.
    • They untied the prisoner
  • verb remove from tension

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crick

  • noun a painful muscle spasm especially in the neck or back (`rick' and `wrick' are British)
    wrick; rick; kink.
  • noun English biochemist who (with Watson in 1953) helped discover the helical structure of DNA (1916-2004)
    Francis Crick; Francis Henry Compton Crick.

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twist

  • noun an unforeseen development
    turn; turn of events.
    • events suddenly took an awkward turn
  • noun an interpretation of a text or action
    construction.
    • they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct

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winding

  • noun the act of winding or twisting
    twist; wind.
    • he put the key in the old clock and gave it a good wind
  • verb to move or cause to move in a sinuous, spiral, or circular course
    wander; meander; thread; wind; weave.
    • the river winds through the hills
    • the path meanders through the vineyards
    • sometimes, the gout wanders through the entire body

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twiddle

  • noun a series of small (usually idle) twists or turns
  • verb turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    swirl; whirl; twirl.
    • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

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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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curl

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; scroll; whorl; coil; curlicue; roll.
  • noun American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
    Robert F. Curl; Robert Curl; Robert Floyd Curl Jr..

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whirligig

  • noun a conical child's plaything tapering to a steel point on which it can be made to spin
    teetotum; top; spinning top.
    • he got a bright red top and string for his birthday
  • noun a large, rotating machine with seats for children to ride or amusement
    roundabout; carrousel; carousel; merry-go-round.

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around

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

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birling

  • noun rotating a log rapidly in the water (as a competitive sport)
    logrolling.
  • verb cause a floating log to rotate by treading
    birle; birl.

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screw

  • noun someone who guards prisoners
    jailor; jailer; prison guard; turnkey; gaoler.
  • noun a simple machine of the inclined-plane type consisting of a spirally threaded cylindrical rod that engages with a similarly threaded hole

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turn

  • noun a circular segment of a curve
    twist; crook; bend.
    • a bend in the road
    • a crook in the path
  • noun the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course
    turning.
    • he took a turn to the right

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loosening

  • noun an occurrence of control or strength weakening
    slackening; relaxation.
    • the relaxation of requirements
    • the loosening of his grip
    • the slackening of the wind
  • noun the act of making something less tight
    laxation.

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port

  • noun a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
  • noun sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
    port wine.

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revolve_about

  • verb center upon
    center on; revolve around; focus on; concentrate on; center.
    • Her entire attention centered on her children
    • Our day revolved around our work

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swirl

  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    whirl; vortex; convolution.
  • verb turn in a twisting or spinning motion
    whirl; twiddle; twirl.
    • The leaves swirled in the autumn wind

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roll

  • noun rotary motion of an object around its own axis
    axial motion; axial rotation.
    • wheels in axial rotation
  • noun a list of names
    roster.
    • his name was struck off the rolls

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purl

  • noun gold or silver wire thread
  • noun a basic knitting stitch
    purl stitch.

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wheel

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

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satellite

  • noun man-made equipment that orbits around the earth or the moon
    orbiter; artificial satellite.
  • noun a person who follows or serves another
    planet.

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unbend

  • verb straighten up or out; make straight
    straighten.
  • verb unfasten, as a sail, from a spar or a stay

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whirl

  • noun confused movement
    commotion.
    • he was caught up in a whirl of work
    • a commotion of people fought for the exits
  • noun the shape of something rotating rapidly
    swirl; vortex; convolution.

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wallow

  • noun a puddle where animals go to wallow
  • noun an indolent or clumsy rolling about
    • a good wallow in the water

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splay

  • noun an outward bevel around a door or window that makes it seem larger
  • verb spread open or apart
    • He splayed his huge hands over the table

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turn_over

  • verb place into the hands or custody of
    give; 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
  • verb cause to overturn from an upright or normal position
    tip over; tump over; upset; knock over; overturn; bowl over.
    • The cat knocked over the flower vase
    • the clumsy customer turned over the vase
    • he tumped over his beer

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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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revolve

  • verb turn on or around an axis or a center
    go around; rotate.
    • The Earth revolves around the Sun
    • The lamb roast rotates on a spit over the fire
  • verb move in an orbit
    orb; orbit.
    • The moon orbits around the Earth
    • The planets are orbiting the sun
    • electrons orbit the nucleus

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wave

  • noun one of a series of ridges that moves across the surface of a liquid (especially across a large body of water)
    moving ridge.
  • noun a movement like that of a sudden occurrence or increase in a specified phenomenon
    • a wave of settlers
    • troops advancing in waves

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center

  • noun an area that is approximately central within some larger region
    heart; middle; eye; centre.
    • it is in the center of town
    • they ran forward into the heart of the struggle
    • they were in the eye of the storm
  • noun the piece of ground in the outfield directly ahead of the catcher
    centerfield; center field.
    • he hit the ball to deep center

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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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flow

  • noun the motion characteristic of fluids (liquids or gases)
    flowing.
  • noun the amount of fluid that flows in a given time
    flow rate; rate of flow.

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orbit

  • noun the (usually elliptical) path described by one celestial body in its revolution about another
    celestial orbit.
    • he plotted the orbit of the moon
  • noun a particular environment or walk of life
    arena; domain; sphere; area; field.
    • his social sphere is limited
    • it was a closed area of employment
    • he's out of my orbit

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remit

  • noun the topic that a person, committee, or piece of research is expected to deal with or has authority to deal with
    • they set up a group with a remit to suggest ways for strengthening family life
  • noun (law) the act of remitting (especially the referral of a law case to another court)
    remitment; remission.

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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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wrench

  • noun a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments
    twist; pull.
    • the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell
    • he was sidelined with a hamstring pull
  • noun a jerky pulling movement
    twist.

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twirl

  • noun a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
    twist; kink.
  • noun the act of rotating rapidly
    twist; whirl; twisting; spin.
    • he gave the crank a spin
    • it broke off after much twisting

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fasten

  • verb cause to be firmly attached
    fix; secure.
    • fasten the lock onto the door
    • she fixed her gaze on the man
  • verb become fixed or fastened
    • This dress fastens in the back

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scroll

  • noun a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    gyre; ringlet; whorl; coil; curl; curlicue; roll.
  • noun a document that can be rolled up (as for storage)
    roll.

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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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