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To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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  1. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
  2. To achieve understanding of; apprehend:
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
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  1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
  2. ​To understand.
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To overwhelm physically:
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  1. To overwhelm physically:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To stop; check:
  3. To undergo cardiac arrest.
To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
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  1. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
  2. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
  3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
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  1. To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
  2. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
  3. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
To break or tame (a horse).
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  1. To break or tame (a horse).
  2. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  3. To arrest
(Slang) To seize or detain.
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  1. (Slang) To seize or detain.
  2. To furnish with a collar.
  3. To seize by the collar
To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
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  1. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
  2. To draw a thumb and a finger together on a touchschreen to cause the image to become smaller.
  3. To press, squeeze, or bind painfully:
(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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  1. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
  2. To plot or contrive (something harmful)
  3. To understand; comprehend:
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To include; take in; comprise
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
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  1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
  2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
  3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
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  1. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
  2. To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
  3. To know thoroughly; grasp or perceive clearly and fully the nature, character, functioning, etc. of
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
  3. (Scot.) To know
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
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  1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To be or become aware of
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  1. To be or become aware of
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To take notice of:
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds:
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  1. To be persuaded of (something) on the basis of intuition, emotion, or other indefinite grounds:
  2. To be aware of; sense:
  3. To perceive through the sense of touch:
To know or learn by intuition
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  1. To know or learn by intuition
To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
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  1. To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
  2. To regard or consider; deem:
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To grasp; understand:
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  1. To grasp; understand:
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To detect automatically:
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