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A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
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  1. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
  2. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court.
  3. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
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  1. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. Capture or arrest
A confinement in a place, especially a prison.
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The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person:
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  1. The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person:
  2. Official consignment by court order of a person as to prison or a mental hospital
  3. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
Limitation; restriction; restraint
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  1. Limitation; restriction; restraint
  2. Lying-in, time of giving birth
  3. Imprisonment
(Astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
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  1. (Astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
  2. One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
  3. A taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent's piece in chess, etc.
State-mandated confinement of an individual to protect the person being harmed by self or others. State-mandated confinement of an individual to protect the person being harmed by self or others.
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  1. State-mandated confinement of an individual to protect the person being harmed by self or others. State-mandated confinement of an individual to protect the person being harmed by self or others.
The act by which someone or something is restrained.
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  1. The act by which someone or something is restrained.
The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
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  1. The state of being restricted or confined within prescribed bounds:
  2. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
  3. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
A period of temporary custody while awaiting trial.
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  1. A period of temporary custody while awaiting trial.
  2. A holding of a person in custody or confinement by authorities for political or military reasons.
  3. A form of punishment by which a student is made to stay after regular school hours.
An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
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  1. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  2. Difficulty or hardship:
  3. An emergency situation:
The process or power of increasing in speed; acceleration
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  1. The process or power of increasing in speed; acceleration
  2. One that is picked up, especially:
  3. (--- Slang) A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
A person or thing that is a total failure
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  1. A person or thing that is a total failure
  2. A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
  3. A time or period of widespread financial depression:
A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
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  1. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
  2. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  3. (Slang) An arrest or capture
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
(Informal) A checking account.
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  1. (Informal) A checking account.
  2. (Ice hockey) The act of physically keeping an opposing player in check.
(Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
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  1. (Law) The order by which a planned action is stayed.
  2. Anything used as a support, or prop
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
A stay or visit.
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An obstructed condition; blockage
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  1. An obstructed condition; blockage
  2. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
An interrupting or being interrupted
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  1. An interrupting or being interrupted
  2. Anything that interrupts
  3. The interval during which something is interrupted; intermission
Something that hinders; an impediment.
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  1. Something that hinders; an impediment.
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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  1. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  2. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  3. The act of obstructing:
The act by which someone or something is restrained.
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  1. The act by which someone or something is restrained.
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
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  1. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
  2. A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
  3. (Formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
Means of preventing
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  1. Means of preventing
  2. The act of preventing or hindering; obstruction of action, access, or approach; thwarting.
  3. The act of preventing something:
The act or means of suspending the balance or pendulum in a timepiece
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  1. The act or means of suspending the balance or pendulum in a timepiece
  2. A mixture in which small particles of a substance are dispersed throughout a gas or liquid. If a suspension is left undisturbed, the particles are likely to settle to the bottom. The particles in a suspension are larger than those in either a colloid or a solution. Muddy water is an example of a suspension.
  3. A supporting device or framework upon or from which something is suspended
(Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
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  1. (Psychiatry) The mechanism by which unacceptable ideas, impulses, etc. are suppressed
  2. A process in which a person consciously excludes anxiety-producing thoughts, feelings, or memories.
  3. Something suppressed in this way
(Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
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  1. (Chem.) The amount of liquid retained or delayed during fractional distillation and certain types of solvent extractions
  2. An interruption or a delay:
  3. The free volume between the resin particles in an ion exchange column
A reduction in pace, force, or intensity; a slowdown.
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  1. A reduction in pace, force, or intensity; a slowdown.
  2. A slackening or lessening, as of effort
  3. A temporary stop; a pause.
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
(Archaic) To go no further; stop oneself; halt
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  1. (Archaic) To go no further; stop oneself; halt
  2. To get and keep control of; keep from relaxing or lapsing
  3. To keep from departing or getting away:
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
  3. To attract and hold:
To put in or as if in prison; confine.
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  1. To put in or as if in prison; confine.
  2. To put or keep in prison; jail
  3. To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
To detain in a jail.
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  1. To detain in a jail.
  2. To put or keep in or as in jail
To shut up; confine
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  1. To shut up; confine
  2. To imprison; jail
  3. To put in a prison or jail.
To put under custody.
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  1. To put under custody.
  2. (Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
  3. Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
(Naut.) To stop working
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  1. (Naut.) To stop working
  2. To bring to a halt; stop
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To make use of (an opportunity, for example).
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  1. To make use of (an opportunity, for example).
  2. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
  3. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To go to see (a performance, for example):
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  1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  2. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
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  1. To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
  2. To grab; snatch.
  3. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
To put a collar on
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  1. To put a collar on
  2. (Informal) To take hold or control of; seize or capture
  3. To stop and delay by talking to
To seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly
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  1. To seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly
  2. To snatch or try to snatch something
  3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To cause to come to an end; break up:
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  1. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  2. To cause to become bankrupt or short of money:
  3. To break or tame (a horse).
To detect and expose:
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  1. To detect and expose:
  2. (Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
  3. (Slang) To strike or bring down:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
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  1. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  2. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
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  1. To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
  2. (Informal, Naut.) To hold; stop
  3. To make (a rope) secure by winding around a belaying pin, cleat, piton, etc.; hold fast
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
  3. To come to an end; stop:
To cease making or manufacturing:
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  1. To cease making or manufacturing:
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
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  1. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
  2. To bring to a stop.
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
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  1. To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
  2. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
  3. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
To continue to be in a place or condition:
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  1. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  2. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
  3. To stop, halt, or check
To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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  1. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  2. To prevent the flow or passage of:
  3. To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To bring or come to an end; stop.
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  1. To bring or come to an end; stop.
Used in the imperative as an order to stop:
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  1. Used in the imperative as an order to stop:
  2. (Informal, Naut.) To hold; stop
  3. To make (a rope) secure by winding around a belaying pin, cleat, piton, etc.; hold fast
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To come to an end; stop:
  3. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
To cease making or manufacturing:
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  1. To cease making or manufacturing:
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
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  1. To stand in doubt whether to proceed, or what to do; to hesitate; to be uncertain.
  2. To bring to a stop.
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
(Intransitive)
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  2. (Idiomatic) to omit
  3. (Informal) To desist; to cease.
To leave the company of:
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  1. To leave the company of:
  2. To stop, discontinue, or resign from
  3. To stop having, using, or doing (something); give up
To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
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  1. To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
  2. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
  3. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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  1. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  2. To prevent the flow or passage of:
  3. To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To bring or come to an end; stop.
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  1. To bring or come to an end; stop.
To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
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  1. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  2. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
  3. (Obs.) To seize
(Nautical) To bind (a rope) to another, or to a spar, with turns of small line.
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  1. (Nautical) To bind (a rope) to another, or to a spar, with turns of small line.
  2. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
  3. To attack or afflict suddenly or severely
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 cause to become bankrupt or short of money:
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  1. To cause to become bankrupt or short of money:
  2. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  3. To break or tame (a horse).
(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:
(Intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
  2. To pick up suddenly.
  3. (Intransitive) To get news
(Now Rare) To make a slave of; enslave
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  1. (Now Rare) To make a slave of; enslave
  2. To hold spellbound; captivate:
  3. To hold as if in a spell; captivate; fascinate
(Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
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  1. (Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
  2. To hold the attention of by being very interesting or delightful; charm; captivate
  3. To attract or hold motionless, as by a fixed look or by inspiring terror
To get and hold the attention of
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  1. To get and hold the attention of
  2. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
  3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To hypnotize.
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  1. To hypnotize.
  2. To exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall.
  3. To hold the attention of; transfix, captivate, fascinate, etc.
To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
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  1. To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
  2. To fix or hold (the eyes, attention, etc.) firmly
  3. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).
To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
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  1. To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
  2. To hold by or as by a spell; fascinate; enchant
To pierce through with or as if with something pointed
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  1. To pierce through with or as if with something pointed
  2. To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.
  3. To capture or hold the attention of completely; hold spellbound
To snatch or try to snatch something
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  1. To snatch or try to snatch something
  2. To take hurriedly:
  3. (Informal) To get or take quickly
Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
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  1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  2. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
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  1. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  2. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  3. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
A woman's breasts.
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  1. A woman's breasts.
  2. A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
  3. (Informal) A spree:
A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
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  1. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
  2. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  3. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
The act or process of picking up:
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  1. The act or process of picking up:
  2. (--- Slang) A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
  3. A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
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  1. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  2. Difficulty or hardship:
  3. An emergency situation:
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