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Payment of money before due:
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  1. Payment of money before due:
  2. Opening approaches made to secure acquaintance, favor, or an agreement; overtures.
  3. A forward move, as toward an objective; a progressive step:
Expense; cost:
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  1. Expense; cost:
  2. A claim of wrongdoing; an accusation:
  3. The command to attack:
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent, intense attack
The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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  1. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  2. An episode or onset of a disease, especially an occurrence of a chronic disease:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place.
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  1. A quick violent robbery of a person, usually in a public place.
  2. An assault upon a person especially with the intent to rob.
(Law) The carrying out of threatened physical harm or violence; an unlawful beating
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  1. (Law) The carrying out of threatened physical harm or violence; an unlawful beating
  2. A criminal act involving both a threat of violence and actual physical contact with the victim.
Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil.
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  1. Either of two European plants (Brassica napus or B. rapa) of the mustard family, cultivated as fodder and for their seeds, which yield a valuable oil. Certain varieties of these plants yield canola oil.
  2. The crime of using force or the threat of force to compel a person to submit to sexual intercourse.
  3. The act of seizing and carrying off by force; abduction:
To set upon with violent force.
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  1. To set upon with violent force.
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
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  1. To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
  2. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
  3. To attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure.
To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
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  1. To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
  2. To begin a military attack:
  3. To attack
To set upon with violent force.
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  1. To set upon with violent force.
  2. To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
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  1. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
  2. To break in upon; interrupt thoughtlessly; disturb
  3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
(Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
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  1. (Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
  2. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
  3. To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female. To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female.
Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
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  1. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
  2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
  3. An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
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  1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
  2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An attack; an assault:
The person, army, etc. that is attacking
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  1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
  3. Attitude or position of attack
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
  3. An attack; assault
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent attack.
A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
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  1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
  2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
  3. (Sports) A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
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  1. To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
  2. To start a quarrel or be the first to attack
To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
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  1. To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
  2. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
  3. To attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure.
To set upon with violent force.
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  1. To set upon with violent force.
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To trouble persistently; harass.
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  1. To trouble persistently; harass.
  2. To cover or set thickly with; stud
  3. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
To experience; to suffer; to fall upon.
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To assault or capture suddenly:
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  1. To assault or capture suddenly:
  2. To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation:
  3. To capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attack
To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
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  1. To affect keenly or forcibly; impress:
  2. To begin a military attack:
  3. To attack
To attack physically and violently; assault
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  1. To attack physically and violently; assault
  2. To have a forceful effect on
  3. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
To attack with words; abuse
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  1. To attack with words; abuse
  2. To moisten (meat, for example) periodically with a liquid, such as melted butter or a sauce, especially while cooking.
  3. To beat soundly; thrash
To subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
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  1. To subject (a smaller or weaker person) to frequent beatings
  2. To beat or strike with blow after blow; pound
  3. To pound noisily and repeatedly
To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
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  1. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  2. To emit sound when struck:
  3. To hit or strike repeatedly; pound
To spend too much time and effort on; develop in too great detail
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  1. To spend too much time and effort on; develop in too great detail
  2. To beat severely; hit or whip
  3. To attack with blows; hit, beat, or whip.
To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group):
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  1. To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group):
  2. To hit or beat, especially repeatedly.
  3. To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
To beat the ground; stamp.
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  1. To beat the ground; stamp.
  2. To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
  3. To pound; throb.
To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
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  1. To put together, fasten, or seal, particularly with nails, by hammering.
  2. To hit, especially repeatedly, with a hammer; pound.
  3. To beat into a shape with a hammer or similar tool:
To beat to a powder or pulp; pulverize or crush:
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  1. To beat to a powder or pulp; pulverize or crush:
  2. To beat heavily; throb
  3. To confine in, or as in, a pound; to impound.
  1. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.
  2. To beat or batter, as with the fists:
  3. To beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist
To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
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  1. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
  2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
  3. (Sports) To hit a ball, puck, or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously
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  1. To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously
  2. To move wildly or violently:
  3. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
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  1. To discuss or examine (an issue, for example) repeatedly.
  2. To use a machine or flail to separate grain or seeds from straw.
  3. To beat or strike as with a flail
To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
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  1. To scold, reprimand or criticize harshly.
  2. (Dated) To give a thrashing to; to beat severely.
  3. To beat soundly; thrash
To strike with great force
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  1. To strike with great force
  2. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
  3. To beat or hit repeatedly; maul
To put in force
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  1. To put in force
  2. To produce with effort and against one's will:
  3. To break down or open by force:
To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
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  1. To use force or threat of force to compel (another person) to submit to sexual intercourse or other sexual penetration.
  2. In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. In common law, the felony of a man having illegal sexual intercourse with a woman other than his wife, by force or with threat of violence and against her will; unlawful sexual act with an unwilling other, and usually involving threat of violence. to commit the act of forcible sexual intercourse.
  3. To seize and carry off by force.
To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
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  1. To force (another) to have sexual intercourse; rape.
  2. To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female. To take by force or seize is the literal meaning of the word. It is generally synonymous with rape. Traditionally, an indictment for rape demanded inclusion of the word ravished, which implied use of force and or violence by the man and resistance by the female.
  3. (Archaic) To seize and carry away by force.
To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
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  1. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
  2. To commit a sexual assault on; often, specif., to rape (a woman)
  3. To disregard or act in a manner that does not conform to (a law or promise, for example).
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