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A long narrow region of land or body of water.
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  1. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
  2. An area of dense commercial development, often of a specified kind, along a thoroughfare
  3. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
(Mormon Ch.) A geographical area made up of a number of wards
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  1. (Mormon Ch.) A geographical area made up of a number of wards
  2. A length of wood or metal pointed at one end for driving into the ground, as for marking a boundary, supporting a plant, etc.
  3. A pole or post fitted upright into a socket, as at the edge of a railway flatcar, truck bed, etc. to help hold a load
A stick or switch, or a bundle of sticks or switches, for beating as punishment
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  1. A stick or switch, or a bundle of sticks or switches, for beating as punishment
  2. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
  3. A measuring stick.
A unit of measure, equal to one rod in linear measure (5.029 m) or one square rod in square measure (25.29 sq m)
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  1. A unit of measure, equal to one rod in linear measure (5.029 m) or one square rod in square measure (25.29 sq m)
  2. A tapering wooden shaft extending from the front axle of a wagon or carriage and attached by chains or straps to the collars of a span of horses
  3. A long, slender piece of wood, metal, etc., usually rounded
A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
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  1. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
  2. A number of bombs, parachutists, etc. dropped from the air in such a way as to fall in a line across a target area
  3. A long, slender, and usually tapering piece of wood shaped for a specific purpose, as a wand, staff, club, baton, cane, rod, etc.
The top tube of a bicycle frame.
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  1. The top tube of a bicycle frame.
  2. Any transverse bar or piece, such as a bar across a door, or the iron bar or stock which passes through the shank of an anchor.
  3. A bar, line, or stripe placed crosswise, as the horizontal bar of a football goal post
A spar extending from a mast to hold the bottom of a sail outstretched
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  1. A spar extending from a mast to hold the bottom of a sail outstretched
  2. A long pole extending upward at an angle from the mast of a derrick to support or guide objects being lifted or suspended.
  3. A barrier across a river or around an area of water to prevent floating logs from dispersing
Any narrow riblike piece used to form, strengthen, or shape something
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  1. Any narrow riblike piece used to form, strengthen, or shape something
  2. Any of the curved crosspieces extending from the keel to the top of the hull in a ship, forming its framework
  3. Any of a series of long, curved bones extending from the spine and enclosing the chest cavity. In mammals, reptiles, and birds, the ribs curve toward the center of the chest and in most cases attach to the sternum (breastbone). There are 12 pairs of ribs in humans.
(Person, proper, nickname) James
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  1. (Person, proper, nickname) James
  2. A short crowbar with curved ends.
  3. A short crowbar, used as by burglars to pry open windows, etc.
A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.
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  1. A bar or lever, generally of wood, used in a windlass or capstan, for heaving anchor, and, in modified forms, for various purposes.
A piece lying across another
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  1. A piece lying across another
  2. A horizontal or transverse beam or similar member that extends across or perpendicular to something.
  3. A transverse or horizontal piece, as of a structure or implement.
A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
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  1. A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
  2. A member of the women's reserve of the US Coast Guard, disbanded as a separate unit in 1946.
  3. Any pole, as a mast, yard, boom, or gaff, supporting or extending a sail of a ship
A tool for raising or moving something by leverage; lever, crowbar, etc.
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  1. A tool for raising or moving something by leverage; lever, crowbar, etc.
  2. A person who is improperly inquisitive
  3. Something, such as a crowbar, that is used to apply leverage.
(Naut.) A narrow, wooden or metal piece forming the top of a ship's bulwarks
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  1. (Naut.) A narrow, wooden or metal piece forming the top of a ship's bulwarks
  2. The railroad as a means of transportation:
  3. (Sports) A grind rail.
(Obs.) A mold for casting metal into a bar
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  1. (Obs.) A mold for casting metal into a bar
  2. A mass of metal, such as a bar or block, that is cast in a standard shape for convenient storage or shipment.
The distance along one side of such an area
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  1. The distance along one side of such an area
  2. (Printing) A piece of wood, linoleum, etc. engraved with a design or picture
  3. A length of railroad track controlled by signals.
A mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing
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  1. A mixture of flour, eggs, milk, sugar, etc. baked as in a loaf and often covered with icing
  2. A flat rounded mass of dough or batter, such as a pancake that is baked or fried.
  3. A layer or deposit of compacted matter:
A means to an end
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  1. A means to an end
  2. A means of accomplishing; a tool:
  3. A simple machine consisting of a bar that pivots on a fixed support, or fulcrum , and is used to transmit torque . A force applied by pushing down on one end of the lever results in a force pushing up at the other end. If the fulcrum is not positioned in the middle of the lever, then the force applied to one end will not yield the same force on the other, since the torque must be the same on either side of the fulcrum. Levers, like gears, can thus be used to increase the force available from a mechanical power source.
A crowbar with a pointed projection at one end.
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  1. A crowbar with a pointed projection at one end.
  2. A kind of crowbar with a pointed, projecting end, used to roll heavy wheels, etc.
A small crowbar with a chisel-like point at one end and a curved claw at the other
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  1. A small crowbar with a chisel-like point at one end and a curved claw at the other
A long metal bar, usually with a bent, often forked, wedge-shaped end, used as a lever for prying, etc.
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  1. A long metal bar, usually with a bent, often forked, wedge-shaped end, used as a lever for prying, etc.
A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
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  1. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
  2. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
  3. A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
(Computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
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  1. (Computing) A sequence of 12 adjacent bits, serving as a byte in some computers.
  2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
  3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace.
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  1. A crude block of metal, chiefly iron or lead, poured from a smelting furnace.
  2. (--- Slang) A member of the social or political establishment, especially one holding sexist or racist views.
  3. Any of various mammals of the family Suidae, having short legs, hooves with two weight-bearing toes, bristly hair, and a cartilaginous snout used for digging, including the domesticated hog (Sus scrofa subsp. domestica syn. S. domesticus) and wild species such as the bushpig.
(Old-fashioned) A large room or hall designed for receptions, exhibitions, entertainments, etc.
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  1. (Old-fashioned) A large room or hall designed for receptions, exhibitions, entertainments, etc.
  2. Any interior public place used for some specific purpose
  3. A railway carriage or compartment used for a specific purpose
A place of business that serves alcoholic beverages and often basic meals.
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  1. A place of business that serves alcoholic beverages and often basic meals.
  2. An inn for travelers.
(Chiefly Brit.) A bar or tavern
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  1. (Chiefly Brit.) A bar or tavern
  2. In the U.S., a tavern in traditional English or Irish decor or style
  3. A place of business serving beer or other alcoholic drinks and often basic meals.
A place, such as a tavern or bar, that is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
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  1. A place, such as a tavern or bar, that is licensed to sell alcoholic beverages.
  2. (Brit.) pub
(Football) A play in which most blockers move in one direction while the running back with the ball moves in the opposite direction
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  1. (Football) A play in which most blockers move in one direction while the running back with the ball moves in the opposite direction
  2. A flat surface on which money is counted, business is transacted, or food is prepared or served.
  3. A long table, board, cabinet top, etc., as in a store, lunchroom, or kitchen, for the display and sale of goods, the serving or preparing of food, etc.
A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
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  1. A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
  2. A meal at which guests serve themselves from a buffet or table
  3. A restaurant having such a counter.
A room with a bar or counter at which alcoholic drinks are sold
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  1. A room with a bar or counter at which alcoholic drinks are sold
A restaurant serving coffee and other beverages along with baked goods or light meals.
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  1. A restaurant serving coffee and other beverages along with baked goods or light meals.
  2. (Nonstandard, primarily used when ‘é’ is not easily typed) Alternative form of café: alternative form of cafe.
  3. A small restaurant, esp. one serving alcoholic drinks and sometimes providing entertainment
A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.
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  1. A small bar, tavern, or nightclub.
  2. A small wine shop or restaurant where wine is served
A room in a restaurant, hotel, etc. where alcoholic drinks are served
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  1. A room in a restaurant, hotel, etc. where alcoholic drinks are served
(Chiefly North America) Alternative spelling of beer parlour.
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  1. (Chiefly North America) Alternative spelling of beer parlour.
An outdoor tavern or an outdoor area adjoining a tavern where alcohol is served.
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  1. An outdoor tavern or an outdoor area adjoining a tavern where alcohol is served.
A place where ale is sold and served; saloon; tavern
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  1. A place where ale is sold and served; saloon; tavern
  2. A business, such as an inn or tavern, where ale is sold.
A fashionable bar or restaurant decorated mainly with plants, including ferns
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  1. A fashionable bar or restaurant decorated mainly with plants, including ferns
A place of entertainment open at night for eating, drinking, dancing, etc., and usually having a floor show
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  1. A place of entertainment open at night for eating, drinking, dancing, etc., and usually having a floor show
  2. An establishment that stays open late at night and provides food, drink, entertainment, and music for dancing.
A restaurant or nightclub providing short programs of live entertainment.
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  1. A restaurant or nightclub providing short programs of live entertainment.
  2. The floor show presented by such a restaurant or nightclub.
  3. A restaurant or cafe with dancing, singing, skits, etc. as entertainment
A place where meals are served to the public.
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  1. A place where meals are served to the public.
A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.
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  1. A public lodging house serving food and drink to travelers; a hotel.
  2. An establishment or building providing lodging and, usually, food and drink for travelers; hotel or motel, esp. one in the country or along a highway
  3. A restaurant or tavern
A self-service restaurant in which food is displayed on counters
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  1. A self-service restaurant in which food is displayed on counters
  2. A dining area, as at a school or office building, where meals may be purchased or brought from home and eaten.
  3. A restaurant in which the customers are served at a counter and carry their meals on trays to tables.
A counter in some other establishment having the same function
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  1. A counter in some other establishment having the same function
  2. A lunch counter or small restaurant where light meals are served.
  3. A lunch counter, cafeteria, etc. serving snacks
A box with compartments for carrying cooking gear and eating utensils.
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  1. A box with compartments for carrying cooking gear and eating utensils.
  2. A small metal or plastic flask, usually encased in canvas, for carrying drinking water
  3. A recreational facility, bar, or small general store formerly established for the patronage of soldiers.
A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
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  1. A cooking surface of parallel metal bars; a gridiron.
  2. A cooking unit having parallel metal bars or wires on which to broil meat or fish, as
  3. An informal restaurant or a room in a restaurant where grilled foods are served.
  1. Barroom
  2. A bar or barroom.
  3. A bar or barroom; a room where alcoholic beverages are served on tap.
A device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
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  1. A device for starting or stopping the flow of liquid in a pipe, barrel, etc.; faucet
  2. A plug, cork, etc. for stopping a hole in a container holding a liquid
  3. A tool used to cut threads inside a nut, pipe, etc.
A cocktail lounge featuring entertainment by a pianist.
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  1. A cocktail lounge featuring entertainment by a pianist.
  2. A cocktail lounge having a counter and chairs built around a piano at which a musician plays
  3. A drinking establishment featuring, as an enticement to customers, a musician playing a piano or similar keyboard-based instrument.
A drinking establishment where only wine is served.
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  1. A drinking establishment where only wine is served.
A restaurant or tavern, usually below street level, that serves beer.
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  1. A restaurant or tavern, usually below street level, that serves beer.
A company that brews beer.
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  1. A company that brews beer.
  2. An establishment where beer, ale, etc. are brewed
  3. A building where beer is produced.
A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States.
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  1. A place for the illegal sale and consumption of alcoholic drinks, as during Prohibition in the United States.
A tavern, inn, or, esp., nightclub on a country road
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  1. A tavern, inn, or, esp., nightclub on a country road
  2. (Chiefly US) An inn or similar establishment situated beside a road beyond the jurisdiction of a town or city
  1. Water hole
  2. (Informal) A bar or tavern, esp. one in which there is much social activity
  3. A small natural depression in which water collects, especially a pool where animals come to drink.
The act or an instance of going under water, as of a submarine or a skin diver.
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  1. The act or an instance of going under water, as of a submarine or a skin diver.
  2. (Football) A play in which a running back carries the ball while plunging directly into the line a short distance away
  3. A plunge into water, especially done headfirst and in a way established for athletic competition.
An early style of jazz characterized by boisterous piano playing, group improvisation, and a two-beat rhythm.
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  1. An early style of jazz characterized by boisterous piano playing, group improvisation, and a two-beat rhythm.
  2. A raucous, driving, unsophisticated style of playing jazz
  3. A small, cheap old-time saloon with a row of racked barrels along the wall
A bar or saloon.
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(Slang, former) A cheap, disreputable, noisy cabaret or nightclub
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  1. (Slang, former) A cheap, disreputable, noisy cabaret or nightclub
  2. A cheap, noisy bar or dance hall.
  3. (Slang) A bar, esp. one where country music is played
A seat or bench upon which a judge or judges sit in a court
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  1. A seat or bench upon which a judge or judges sit in a court
  2. The bench where a judge or other presiding judicial officer sits in court.
  3. The place where a session of court is held.
The judges of these courts.
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  1. The judges of these courts.
  2. A system of courts of law for the administration of justice:
  3. Collectively, the judges in a particular court system or in all court systems.
The number of hours within a day that a given body is performing its duties; a meeting of a court or a legislative body for the purpose of performing its business. The number of hours within a day that a given body is performing its duties; a meeting of a court or a legislative body for the purpose of performing its business.
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  1. The number of hours within a day that a given body is performing its duties; a meeting of a court or a legislative body for the purpose of performing its business. The number of hours within a day that a given body is performing its duties; a meeting of a court or a legislative body for the purpose of performing its business.
  2. The sitting together or meeting of a group; assembly, as of a court, legislature, council, etc.
  3. A period of time devoted to a specific activity:
Plural form of lawyer
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The part of government whose work is the administration of justice
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  1. The part of government whose work is the administration of justice
  2. The court system and judges considered collectively, the judicial branch of government.
  3. A system of courts of law for the administration of justice:
Plural form of jurist
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A professional organization of attorneys who practice law within a specific geographic area (for example, a state bar association) or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law (for example, a defense attorneys’ bar association). A professional organization of attorneys who practice law within a specific geographic area (for example, a state bar association) or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law (for example, a defense attorneys’ bar association).
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  1. A professional organization of attorneys who practice law within a specific geographic area (for example, a state bar association) or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law (for example, a defense attorneys’ bar association). A professional organization of attorneys who practice law within a specific geographic area (for example, a state bar association) or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law (for example, a defense attorneys’ bar association).
  2. An organization of lawyers which regulates their ability to practice law in a jurisdiction, and/or serves the interests of lawyers in that jurisdiction.
The state or act of hindering something
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  1. The state or act of hindering something
  2. The act of hindering:
  3. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
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  1. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
  2. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
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  1. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
  2. A difficulty to be overcome; obstacle
  3. ​A perceived obstacle.
A long narrow region of land or body of water.
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  1. A long narrow region of land or body of water.
  2. A long narrow piece, usually of uniform width:
  3. (Short for) comic strip
A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
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  1. A textile pattern of parallel bands or lines on a contrasting background.
  2. A long narrow band distinguished, as by color or texture, from the surrounding material or surface.
  3. A fabric or garment with a pattern of parallel stripes
A narrow strip of inked cloth or plastic against which type characters strike for printing, as in a typewriter
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  1. A narrow strip of inked cloth or plastic against which type characters strike for printing, as in a typewriter
  2. A long thin strip:
  3. Anything suggesting such a strip
A sandbar or piece of rising ground forming a shallow place that is a danger to navigation, esp. one visible at low water
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  1. A sandbar or piece of rising ground forming a shallow place that is a danger to navigation, esp. one visible at low water
  2. A sandy elevation of the bottom of a body of water, constituting a hazard to navigation; a sandbank or sandbar.
  3. A shallow place in a river, sea, etc.; a shallow
A place of safekeeping or storage:
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  1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. Savings bank
A portion of a sail rolled and tied down to lessen the area exposed to the wind.
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  1. A portion of a sail rolled and tied down to lessen the area exposed to the wind.
  2. (Mining) A bed or vein of ore; lode
  3. A line or ridge of rock, coral, or sand lying at or near the surface of the water
To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.
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  1. To shut (oneself) in by means of a barricade, as for protection or privacy.
  2. To keep someone in (out), using a blockade, especially ships in a port
  3. To close or block a road etc., using a barricade
To build a dam in
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  1. To build a dam in
  2. To close up; obstruct:
  3. To hold back or confine by means of a dam.
To drain by a ditch
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  1. To drain by a ditch
  2. An embankment of earth and rock built to prevent floods or to hold irrigation water in for agricultural purposes.
  3. A body of igneous rock that cuts across the structure of adjoining rock, usually as a result of the intrusion of magma. Dikes are often of a different composition from the rock they cut across. They are usually on the order of centimeters to meters across and up to tens of kilometers long.
To enclose, restrict, or hamper with or as with a fence
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  1. To enclose, restrict, or hamper with or as with a fence
  2. To surround or enclose with a fence or other barrier.
  3. To separate or keep out by means of a fence or other barrier:
To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off:
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  1. To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off:
  2. To block or close (an opening or passage, for example) with or as if with a wall.
  3. To confine or seal behind a wall; immure:
To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
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  1. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  2. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To block by masonry, particularly using bricks
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To subject to a blockade
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  1. To subject to a blockade
  2. To set up a blockade against:
To confine, restrain, or shackle
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  1. To confine, restrain, or shackle
  2. To enmesh in a fishing net.
  3. To hinder the activity or free movement of.
To become thick or sticky, so as to clog
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  1. To become thick or sticky, so as to clog
  2. To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
  3. To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To put out; force out; expel
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  1. To put out; force out; expel
  2. To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
  3. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
To stop operating, especially automatically:
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  1. To stop operating, especially automatically:
  2. To move to a closed position; be or become shut
  3. To move (a door or lid, for example) so as to block passage through an opening.
(--- Sports) To stop or deflect (a ball or puck) by using one's body.
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  1. (--- Sports) To stop or deflect (a ball or puck) by using one's body.
  2. To shape, mold, or form with or on a block:
  3. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
To completely block or obstruct.
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  1. To completely block or obstruct.
(Computing) To prevent from accessing a data structure.
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  1. (Computing) To prevent from accessing a data structure.
  2. To prevent from entering a place, particularly oneself, inadvertently.
To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
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  1. To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
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  1. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
  2. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  3. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
To hold together or fasten with or as with a bolt
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  1. To hold together or fasten with or as with a bolt
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
To have or be closed with a latch.
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  1. To have or be closed with a latch.
  2. To close or lock with a latch.
  3. To shut tightly so that the latch is engaged:
(Baseball) To modify (a bat) by drilling a hole in the large end and filling it with cork or rubber: this practice is believed to give the batter an unfair advantage and is illegal
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  1. (Baseball) To modify (a bat) by drilling a hole in the large end and filling it with cork or rubber: this practice is believed to give the batter an unfair advantage and is illegal
  2. The lightweight, elastic outer bark of the cork oak, which grows near the Mediterranean Sea. Cork is used for bottle stoppers, insulation, and other products.
  3. To stop or seal with a cork
(Informal) To move or work doggedly and persistently:
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  1. (Informal) To move or work doggedly and persistently:
  2. To connect with something so as to become attached, to close an electric circuit, etc.
  3. To stop up or fill (a hole, gap, etc.) by inserting a plug
To secure the contents of (a letter, envelope, etc.), orig. by closing with a sealed wax wafer, now usually with mucilage, tape, or a gummed flap
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  1. To secure the contents of (a letter, envelope, etc.), orig. by closing with a sealed wax wafer, now usually with mucilage, tape, or a gummed flap
  2. In common law, an impression in wax, wafer, or other substance put on a document and attesting to its authenticity; a similar impression placed over the edge of an envelope, its unbroken condition indicating that the envelope is unopened, hence its contents are untampered with. A corporation’s seal is at times called a common seal. In common law, an impression in wax, wafer, or other substance put on a document and attesting to its authenticity; a similar impression placed over the edge of an envelope, its unbroken condition indicating that the envelope is unopened, hence its contents are untampered with. A corporation’s seal is at times called a common seal. the act of placing an impression upon an envelope or document to designate that it is undisturbed, the act of closing.
  3. To cover, secure, or fill up (an opening):
To force one's way into or through a limited space:
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  1. To force one's way into or through a limited space:
  2. To cause (moving parts, for example) to lock into an unworkable position:
  3. To push against one another in a confined space
To apply caulking:
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  1. To apply caulking:
  2. To make (a joint of overlapping plates) tight by hammering the edge of one plate into the side of the other
  3. To stop up (the cracks, seams, etc.) of (a window frame, boat, etc.) as with a puttylike sealant or oakum
To put an end to what one is doing; cease:
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  1. To put an end to what one is doing; cease:
  2. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
  3. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To cut or destroy (a line of communication) by firepower so as to halt an enemy's advance.
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  1. To cut or destroy (a line of communication) by firepower so as to halt an enemy's advance.
  2. (R.C.Ch.) To exclude (a person, parish, etc.) from certain acts, sacraments, or privileges
  3. To prohibit (an action) or prohibit the use of (a thing); forbid with authority
To refuse to allow (someone) to do something, go somewhere, or be a participant; exclude:
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  1. To refuse to allow (someone) to do something, go somewhere, or be a participant; exclude:
  2. (South African) Under the former system of apartheid, to deprive (a person suspected of illegal activity) of the right of free movement and association with others.
  3. To prohibit (an action) or forbid the use of (something), especially by official decree:
To command (someone) not to do something:
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  1. To command (someone) not to do something:
  2. To have the effect of preventing; preclude:
  3. To command against the doing or use of (something); prohibit:
To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
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  1. To reject as invalid, untrue, or improper.
  2. To refuse to allow; reject as untrue, invalid, or illegal
Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.
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  1. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.
  2. To refuse the request of (a person)
  3. To give a refusal to; turn down or away:
To decline to do, accept, give, or allow something.
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  1. To decline to do, accept, give, or allow something.
  2. To stop short at (a fence, etc.), without jumping it
  3. To indicate unwillingness to do, accept, give, or allow:
To exclude or shut out; bar.
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  1. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  2. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
  3. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
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  1. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  2. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  3. To disown (a child, for example).
To cause to stop for a period; interrupt:
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  1. To cause to stop for a period; interrupt:
  2. To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
  3. To stop temporarily
To separate from others; be segregated
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  1. To separate from others; be segregated
  2. To set apart from others or from the main mass or group; isolate; specif., to impose a system of segregation on (racial groups, social facilities, etc.)
  3. To cause (people or institutions, for example) to be separated on the basis of race, sex, religion, or another factor.
To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
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  1. To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
  2. To engage in a boycott. See also picketing and strike.
  3. A concerted action by two or more individuals or entities to avoid commercial dealings with a business or to induce others to take the same action. This may include the refusal to work for the business and to purchase or distribute the company’s products. While peaceful boycotts are generally legal, boycotts that use coercion or intimidation to prevent others from dealing with the targeted business are not.
To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
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  1. To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
  2. To exclude from a group or society:
  3. To banish, bar, exclude, etc. by ostracism
To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
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  1. To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
  2. To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
  3. To vote against; esp., to vote against letting (a person) join one's organization
To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
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  1. To anticipate (a need, objection, etc.)
  2. (Obs.) To act in anticipation of (an event or a fixed time)
  3. To keep (a person or thing) from doing something; impede:
Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
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  1. Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
  2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
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  1. To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
  2. (Sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
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  1. To restrain someone or something from entering a place or condition.
To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
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  1. To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
  2. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
  3. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
To send into exile; banish:
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  1. To send into exile; banish:
  2. To force (someone) to leave his or her own country, community, etc.; banish
To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
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  1. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
  2. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  3. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
To place under a ban; prohibit:
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  1. To place under a ban; prohibit:
  2. To deprive (one declared to be a criminal fugitive) of the protection of the law.
  3. In the U.S., to remove the legal force of (contracts, etc.)
To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
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  1. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
  2. To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
  3. To expropriate private property, usually land, for public use. See also appropriation and eminent domain.
To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
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  1. To refuse to permit; forbid by law or by an order
  2. To prevent; hinder
  3. To prevent; preclude:
To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit:
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  1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit:
  2. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
  3. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
To make ashamed or embarrassed; disconcert
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  1. To make ashamed or embarrassed; disconcert
  2. To put out of countenance; disconcert.
  3. To refuse approval or support to; discourage
To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
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  1. To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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 prevent the starting, advent, etc. of; preclude
To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
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  1. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
  2. (Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
  3. To prevent from achieving an objective; foil; baffle; defeat
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To avoid or evade
  3. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
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  1. To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
  2. (Software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  3. To change or cancel (an automatic function)
To leave out; exclude:
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  1. To leave out; exclude:
  2. To leave out or take out; make an exception of; exclude; omit
  3. (Now Rare) To object; take exception
To place on or as if on a blacklist.
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  1. To place on or as if on a blacklist.
  2. To put on a blacklist
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
A spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working
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  1. A spongy mass of wrought iron ready for further working
  2. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
  3. A state or time of best health or greatest beauty, vigor, or freshness; prime
A leveling rod.
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  1. A leveling rod.
  2. A stick or switch, or a bundle of sticks or switches, for beating as punishment
  3. A measuring stick.
A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
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  1. A long, narrow, often vertical passage sunk into the earth, as for mining ore; a tunnel.
  2. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
  3. The section of a hair projecting from the surface of the body.
An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
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  1. An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
  2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
  3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
A walking stick; a cane.
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  1. A walking stick; a cane.
  2. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
  3. (--- Informal) A stick shift.
A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
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  1. A barrier constructed across a road, especially as a military defence
  2. A usually temporary structure set up to restrict or control the movement of people or conveyances:
  3. A usually improvised structure set up, as across a route of access, to obstruct the passage of an enemy or opponent.
A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
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  1. A material formation or structure, such as a mountain range or wall, that prevents passage or access.
  2. A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
  3. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
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  1. Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
  2. A mold or form on which an item is shaped or displayed:
  3. The distance along one side of such an area
A blocking or being blocked
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  1. A blocking or being blocked
  2. Something that blocks, or obstructs; obstacle
  3. A thing that is blocking
A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
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  1. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
  2. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
  3. A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
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  1. A large basket, usually with a cover, as for laundry
  2. Necessary but encumbering equipment on a ship.
The state or act of hindering something
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  1. The state or act of hindering something
  2. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
  3. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
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  1. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
  2. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
  3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.