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The condition or fact of being difficult
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  1. The condition or fact of being difficult
  2. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
(Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
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  1. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
  2. A thing that blocks the way or prevents entrance, departure, or further movement; specif., sandbar
  3. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
(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:
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
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  1. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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 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 leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
  3. A race in which a series of such barriers must be jumped without the competitors' breaking their stride.
The act or process of fortifying.
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  1. The act or process of fortifying.
  2. Something that serves to fortify, especially military works erected to fortify a position or place.
  3. Something used in fortifying; esp., a fort or defensive earthwork, wall, etc.
  1. (Idiomatic) A hindrance, obstacle or impediment.
  2. (Idiomatic) Alternative spelling of stumbling block.
  3. An obstacle, hindrance, or difficulty standing in the way of progress or understanding
One who receives and sells stolen goods.
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  1. One who receives and sells stolen goods.
  2. An adjustable guide with a flat edge used on a table saw and positioned parallel to the plane of the cutting attachment in order to keep the board properly positioned for the cut to be made at the correct distance from the board's edge.
  3. (Baseball) The fence, wall, etc. at the back of the outfield: a hit over this is a home run
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. A shortcoming or defect:
  3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
A device or other means of restraining movement:
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  1. A device or other means of restraining movement:
  2. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something. Limitation or confinement as in constraint on free assembly; forbearance; a holding back or prohibiting from doing something.
  3. (Uncountable) control or caution; reserve
Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
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  1. Something that impedes; a hindrance or obstruction.
  2. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
  3. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
(Tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
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  1. (Tennis) The hindrance caused by the net during serve, only if the ball falls legally.
  2. (Tennis, etc.) A serve which does not count, specif. one that lands in the correct segment of the opposing player's side of the court after hitting the net
  3. Something that hinders; an obstacle:
Money paid back from a charge previously made; refund, esp. of import duties when the taxed commodities are later exported
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  1. Money paid back from a charge previously made; refund, esp. of import duties when the taxed commodities are later exported
  2. Anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming
  3. A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.
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.
Anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic
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  1. Anything that prevents; esp., anything that prevents disease; prophylactic
  2. Something that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease.
(Rare) A dependent, esp. a child
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  1. (Rare) A dependent, esp. a child
  2. (Law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
  3. Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
A place at which someone or something stops:
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  1. A place at which someone or something stops:
  2. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
Something inserted to close an opening; plug
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  1. Something inserted to close an opening; plug
  2. In soccer, a defensive player who plays behind the center midfielder and often guards the opponent's best forward.
  3. (Games) A card or cards enabling one to prevent one's opponents from winning all the tricks in a particular suit in a hand of bridge.
One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
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  1. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
  2. Sudden cessation of speech or a thought process without an immediate observable cause, sometimes considered a consequence of repression; mental block.
  3. (--- Football) An act of legally using one's body to obstruct or move a defensive player so that a player in possession of the ball may advance downfield, pass, or otherwise execute an offensive play.
(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. A heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
Something serving as a defense or safeguard:
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  1. Something serving as a defense or safeguard:
  2. A wall or embankment raised as a defensive fortification; a rampart.
  3. A person or thing serving as a strong defense or protection
Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
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  1. Something that serves as an obstacle; a barrier:
  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 means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
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  1. A means of protection or defense; a bulwark.
  2. An embankment of earth, usually surmounted by a parapet, encircling a castle, fort, etc., for defense against attack
  3. A defensive mound of earth or a wall with a broad top and usually a stone parapet; a wall-like ridge of earth, stones or debris; an embankment for defensive purpose.
Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
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  1. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
  2. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
  3. Something suggestive of a wall in that it holds back, divides, hides, etc.
A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
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  1. A fence of pales forming a defense barrier or fortification.
  2. A line of lofty steep cliffs, usually along a river.
  3. Any one of a row of large pointed stakes set in the ground to form a fence used for fortification or defense
A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
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  1. A person or group of persons stationed outside a place of employment, usually during a strike, to express grievance or protest and discourage entry by nonstriking employees or customers.
  2. A person or group of persons present outside a building to protest.
  3. A person, as a member of a labor union on strike, stationed outside a factory, store, or public building, often carrying a sign, to demonstrate opposition to certain views or practices, keep strikebreakers from entering, or dissuade people from buying
A blockade, often of patrol cars, set up by police, as for stopping a fugitive, inspecting vehicles, etc.
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  1. A blockade, often of patrol cars, set up by police, as for stopping a fugitive, inspecting vehicles, etc.
  2. (--- Mil.) A blockade of logs, wire, cement, etc., for holding up enemy vehicles at a point covered by heavy fire
  3. Something, such as a situation or condition, that prevents further progress toward an accomplishment.
Any structure made from earth; especially an embankment or rampart used as a fortification
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  1. Any structure made from earth; especially an embankment or rampart used as a fortification
  2. An earthen embankment, especially one used as a fortification.
  3. A work of art, usually massive in scale, incorporating a natural feature of an area, as a groove sculpted into a desert mesa or a wheat field planted in geometric patterns
A temporary, quickly constructed fortification, usually breast-high.
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  1. A temporary, quickly constructed fortification, usually breast-high.
  2. A low wall put up quickly as a defense in battle
A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
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  1. A minor fortification constructed beyond a main defensive position or fortification.
  2. (Mil.) A lesser trench or fortification built out beyond the main defenses
The act or process of embanking
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  1. The act or process of embanking
  2. A bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, to hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification
  3. A long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
A fortification consisting of a wall.
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  1. A fortification consisting of a wall.
  2. A low protective wall or railing along the edge of a raised structure such as a roof or balcony.
  3. A wall or bank used to screen troops from frontal enemy fire, sometimes placed along the top of a rampart
The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
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  1. The isolation of a nation, area, city, or harbor by hostile ships or forces in order to prevent the entrance and exit of traffic and commerce.
  2. Any blocking action designed to isolate another nation and cut off communication and commerce with it
  3. A shutting off of a port or region of a belligerent state by the troops or ships of the enemy in order to prevent passage in or out in time of war
A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
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  1. A deep wide ditch, usually filled with water, typically surrounding a fortified medieval town, fortress, or castle as a protection against assault.
  2. A ditch similar to one surrounding a fortification:
  3. A deep, broad ditch dug around a fortress or castle, and often filled with water, for protection against invasion
A deep furrow in the ground, ocean floor, etc.
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  1. A deep furrow in the ground, ocean floor, etc.
  2. A long, narrow ditch dug by soldiers for cover and concealment, with the removed earth heaped up in front
  3. A long, steep-sided valley on the ocean floor. Trenches form when one tectonic plate slides beneath another plate at a subduction zone. The Marianas Trench, located in the western Pacific east of the Philippines, is the deepest known trench (10,924 m or 35,831 ft) and the deepest area in the ocean.
Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.
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  1. Twisted strands of fence wire with barbs at regular intervals.
  2. Twisted strands of steel wire, often coated with zinc, having barbs evenly spaced along them; used to construct agricultural and military fences.
A narrow, upright, pointed stake used in fences; picket
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  1. A narrow, upright, pointed stake used in fences; picket
  2. A fence; enclosure; boundary; restriction
  3. A stake or pointed stick; a picket.
Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
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  1. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  2. (Informal) One that is intolerable, remarkable, or extreme in some other way:
  3. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
The border or limit so indicated.
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  1. The border or limit so indicated.
  2. Something that indicates a border or limit.
  3. Any line or thing marking a limit; bound; border
The military, political, and ideological barrier established between the Soviet bloc and western Europe from 1945 to 1990.
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  1. The military, political, and ideological barrier established between the Soviet bloc and western Europe from 1945 to 1990.
  2. A barrier of secrecy and censorship regarded as isolating the Soviet Union and other countries in its sphere
  3. A similar barrier to information in other regions
The barrier of political and ideological differences that separated China from the West, esp. between 1949 and 1972
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  1. The barrier of political and ideological differences that separated China from the West, esp. between 1949 and 1972
  2. Alternative capitalization of Bamboo Curtain.
Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
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  1. Division of a country into separate, autonomous nations.
  2. Something that separates or divides, as an interior wall dividing one room from another
  3. A wall, septum, or other separating membrane in an organism.
Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
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  1. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
  2. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
  3. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
A ridgelike mound of sand, gravel or silt formed within a stream, along its banks, or at its mouth. Bars form where the stream's current slows down, causing sediment to be deposited.
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  1. A ridgelike mound of sand, gravel or silt formed within a stream, along its banks, or at its mouth. Bars form where the stream's current slows down, causing sediment to be deposited.
  2. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
  3. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
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.
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. One of a set of small wooden or plastic pieces, such as a cube, bar, or cylinder, used as a building toy.
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.
Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
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  1. Any person or thing that hinders; obstacle; impediment; obstruction
  2. The state or act of hindering something
  3. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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.
A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
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  1. A speech defect; stutter, lisp, stammer, etc.
  2. Anything preventing the making of a legal contract, esp. of a marriage contract
  3. A physical defect, especially one that interferes with speech.
Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
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  1. Anything that gets in the way or hinders; impediment; obstruction; hindrance
  2. Something that stands in the way of or holds up progress:
Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
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  1. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  2. (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.
  3. The act of obstructing:
A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
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  1. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
  2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
  3. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
(Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
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  1. (Nautical) A line used for securing something temporarily:
  2. A device such as a key for closing the hole on a wind instrument.
  3. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
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  1. A gallery, deck, or loft crossing from one side of a building to the other.
  2. A lateral movement, as of a lathe tool across a piece of wood.
  3. A parapet or wall of earth, etc. across a rampart or trench
Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
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  1. Something resembling a wall in appearance or function, as the side or inside surface of a container or body cavity
  2. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
  3. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
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