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To crowd around; hem in:
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  1. To crowd around; hem in:
  2. (Figuratively) To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
  3. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
To have a forceful effect on
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  1. To have a forceful effect on
  2. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
  3. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
Any of various highly infectious, usually fatal epidemic diseases.
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  1. Any of various highly infectious, usually fatal epidemic diseases.
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To afflict with a plague
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
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  1. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
  2. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
  3. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
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 make a violent assault upon; attack.
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  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
  3. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
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 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 beset, as with difficulties; harass
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  1. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
  2. To besiege by encircling, as with an army
  3. To surround with troops; besiege:
To harass or overwhelm, as with requests:
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  1. To harass or overwhelm, as with requests:
  2. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
  3. (Figuratively) To beleaguer, lay siege to, beset.
To set up a blockade against:
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  1. To set up a blockade against:
  2. To subject to a blockade
To place money in an income-producing opportunity.
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  1. To place money in an income-producing opportunity.
  2. To commit (money or capital) in order to gain a financial return:
  3. To spend or devote for future advantage or benefit:
  1. Besiege
  2. To subject to a siege; besiege:
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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  1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
  2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To confuse completely; muddle
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  1. To confuse completely; muddle
  2. To possess as with a devil; bewitch
  3. To plague diabolically; torment; harass
To harass; beset:
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  1. To harass; beset:
  2. To surround with troops; besiege:
  3. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
To surround with hostile forces:
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  1. To surround with hostile forces:
  2. To beset or surround with armed forces for the purpose of compelling to surrender, to lay siege to, beleaguer.
  3. To crowd around; hem in:
To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
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  1. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
  2. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
  3. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms:
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  1. To batter or buffet. Used of the wind or storms:
  2. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
  3. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
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  1. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
  2. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
  3. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
(Archaic) To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
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  1. (Archaic) To ask for (something) urgently or repeatedly.
  2. To plead or urge irksomely, often persistently.
  3. To trouble with requests or demands; urge or entreat persistently or repeatedly
  1. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
  2. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
  3. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
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  1. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To afflict with a plague
To approach for some immoral purpose, as a prostitute does
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  1. To approach for some immoral purpose, as a prostitute does
  2. To seek to obtain by persuasion, entreaty, or formal application:
  3. To approach or accost (a person) with an offer of sex in exchange for payment.
To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
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  1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
  2. To be annoying
  3. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
To set attacking dogs against
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  1. To set attacking dogs against
  2. (Archaic) To feed (animals) during a break in a journey
  3. To entice or provoke, especially by trickery or strategy:
To plague diabolically; torment; harass
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  1. To plague diabolically; torment; harass
  2. To spoil; ruin.
  3. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
To surround with troops; besiege:
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  1. To surround with troops; besiege:
  2. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
  3. To harass; beset:
To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
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  1. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
  2. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
  3. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
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  1. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
  2. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
  3. To torment or worry; harass
To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
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  1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
  2. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
  3. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
To afflict with a plague
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  1. To afflict with a plague
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To vex; harass; trouble; torment
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To urge persistently; coax:
  3. To say in a playful or mocking way:
To annoy, pester, or harass:
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  1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  2. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
  3. To annoy, harass, or tease
To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
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  1. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To bind around; gird
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  1. To bind around; gird
  2. To encircle; surround; encompass
  3. To encircle with or as if with a band.
A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
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  1. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  2. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  3. To move in a circle.
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
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  1. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
  2. To form a circle around; surround:
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
  3. To form a circle or ring around; encircle.
To encircle; surround:
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  1. To encircle; surround:
  2. To surround; to encircle.
To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
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  1. To encircle (a person or the part of the body) with a belt or band.
  2. To encircle or fasten with a belt or band
  3. To fasten or secure (clothing, for example) with a belt or band.
To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
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  1. To kill a tree or woody shrub by removing or destroying a band of bark and cambium from its circumference. The plants die because the distribution of food down from the leaves (through the phloem) and sometimes the flow of water and nutrients up from the roots (through the xylem) is disrupted, and the cambium can no longer regenerate these vascular tissues to repair the damage. Unwanted trees, such as invasive or nonnative species, are often eliminated by girdling. Some plant diseases kill trees by destroying a ring of cambium and so girdling them. Gnawing animals, especially rodents, can also girdle trees.
  2. To form a circle around:
  3. To remove a ring of bark from (a tree) as by cutting or chewing
To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
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  1. To hide behind words; refuse to commit oneself or give a direct answer
  2. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  3. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
To utter a hem.
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  1. To utter a hem.
  2. To fold back the edge of and sew down; put a hem or hems on
  3. To make this sound, as in trying to get attention or in showing doubt
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To cause to be enclosed or encircled
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  1. To cause to be enclosed or encircled
  2. To be present on all or nearly all sides of; encircle
  3. To enclose with or as with troops, so as to cut off communication or retreat
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