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Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
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  1. Used in referring to a region or place together with the surrounding area; (of a city) metropolitan.
  2. Comparative form of great: more great
  3. Of, relating to, or being a city considered together with its populous suburbs:
Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition.
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  1. Something offered or won as an award for superiority or victory, as in a contest or competition.
  2. Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime.
  3. (Archaic) A contest or match
Superlative form of great: most great
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  1. Superlative form of great: most great
Final; ultimate
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  1. Final; ultimate
  2. Greatest in importance, degree, significance, character, or achievement.
  3. Greatest in power, authority, or rank; paramount or dominant.
Most favorable or desirable; best; optimal
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  1. Most favorable or desirable; best; optimal
Surpassing all others in some way
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Not equaled; unmatched; unrivaled; supreme
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  1. Not equaled; unmatched; unrivaled; supreme
  2. Not matched or paralleled by others of its kind; unrivaled.
  3. Unmatched, superlative, the best ever done, record setting.
Defying imitation; matchless.
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  1. Defying imitation; matchless.
  2. That cannot be imitated or matched; too good to be equaled or copied
More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
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  1. More prominent or important than others, especially in position or rank:
  2. First in rank or importance; leading
Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
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  1. Being such as to have no match; incomparable.
  2. Without equal; unrivaled
  3. Without peer or equal; unparalleled, nonpareil. Of the highest quality, best.
That has received a prize
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  1. That has received a prize
  2. Given a prize, or likely to win a prize:
  3. Offered or given as a prize:
(Idiomatic) A most worthy person.
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  1. (Idiomatic) A most worthy person.
  2. Any person or persons regarded as representing the best or noblest of traditional values
The best or most skilled members of a group:
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  1. The best or most skilled members of a group:
  2. A group or class of persons considered to be superior to others because of their intelligence, social standing, or wealth:
  3. A size of type for typewriters, measuring twelve characters to the linear inch
The condition or a time of having developed flowers:
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  1. The condition or a time of having developed flowers:
  2. The highest example or best representative:
  3. The reproductive structure of the seed-bearing plants known as angiosperms. A flower may contain up to four whorls or arrangements of parts: carpels, stamens, petals, and sepals. The female reproductive organs consist of one or more carpels . Each carpel includes an ovary, style, and stigma. A single carpel or a group of fused carpels is sometimes called a pistil. The male reproductive parts are the stamens, made up of a filament and anther. The reproductive organs may be enclosed in an inner whorl of petals and an outer whorl of sepals. Flowers first appeared over 120 million years ago and have evolved a great diversity of forms and coloration in response to the agents that pollinate them. Some flowers produce nectar to attract animal pollinators, and these flowers are often highly adapted to specific groups of pollinators. Flowers pollinated by moths, such as species of jasmine and nicotiana, are often pale and fragrant in order to be found in the evening, while those pollinated by birds, such as fuschias, are frequently red and odorless, since birds have good vision but a less developed sense of smell. Wind-pollinated flowers, such as those of oak trees or grass, are usually drab and inconspicuous.
(Now Rare) To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding
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  1. (Now Rare) To surpass others, as in a quality or quantity; be outstanding
  2. To go or be beyond (a limit, limiting regulation, measure, etc.)
  3. To be better than or superior to:
Superlative form of choice: most choice
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  1. Superlative form of choice: most choice
Superlative form of high: most high
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  1. Superlative form of high: most high
Happening or acting before all others; earliest
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  1. Happening or acting before all others; earliest
  2. Corresponding in order to the number one.
  3. Ranking above all others, as in importance or quality; foremost:
Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
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  1. Surpassing others; preeminent or supreme.
  2. In Kant's theory of knowledge, being beyond the limits of experience and hence unknowable.
  3. (Theol.) Existing apart from the material universe
Highest in quality; excellent:
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  1. Highest in quality; excellent:
  2. Being the most desired or suitable example of something:
  3. First or highest in rank or importance; main:
Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
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  1. Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
Beyond comparison; unequaled; matchless
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  1. Beyond comparison; unequaled; matchless
  2. That cannot be compared
  3. Having no common basis of comparison; incommensurable
Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
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  1. Superior to or notable above all others; outstanding.
Occurring in advance; preceding.
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  1. Occurring in advance; preceding.
  2. Having a position in the lead; foremost:
  3. Ranking first.
Supreme; of a surpassing quality or quantity.
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Highest in rank, power, or authority:
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  1. Highest in rank, power, or authority:
  2. Ranking higher than any other, as in power or importance; chief; supreme
Having no equal; peerless
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  1. Having no equal; peerless
  2. Having no match or equal; unsurpassed:
  3. Having no match; without equal.
Unequaled; unrivaled; peerless
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  1. Unequaled; unrivaled; peerless
  2. Having no equal; peerless:
Having no rival, equal, or competitor; matchless; peerless
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  1. Having no rival, equal, or competitor; matchless; peerless
  2. Beyond compare, far surpassing any other, unparalleled, without rival.
That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
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  1. That has no parallel, equal, or counterpart; unmatched
  2. Without parallel, equal, or match; unequaled.
  3. Having no parallel; without equal; lacking anything similar or worthy of comparison.
Excelling all others in some way.
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  1. Excelling all others in some way.
Excessive or exaggerated
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  1. Excessive or exaggerated
  2. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being the extreme degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, as in best or brightest.
  3. (Gram.) Designating or of the extreme degree of comparison of adjectives and adverbs; expressing the greatest degree of the quality or attribute expressed by the positive degree: usually indicated by the suffix -est (hardest) or by the use of most with the positive form (most beautiful)
Superior to all others:
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  1. Superior to all others:
  2. Winning or capable of winning first place; excelling over all others
Of or having to do with the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent
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  1. Of or having to do with the Top 40 or the kind of popular music they represent
  2. Of, situated at, or being the top; uppermost, highest, greatest, or foremost
  3. Of the highest degree, quality, rank, or amount:
Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
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  1. Of the US Government grade of meat higher than good and lower than prime.
  2. Selected with care; well-chosen:
  3. Of very fine quality:
Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
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  1. Rated as superior in quality and sold at a higher price
Of the highest quality; first-rate
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  1. Of the highest quality; first-rate
  2. (Idiomatic) The best, fanciest, or highest quality, especially among selections in a product line.
Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
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  1. Having a dignified appearance or demeanor
  2. Celebrated; eminent
  3. Characterized by excellence or distinction; eminent:
The best quality of merchandise
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  1. The best quality of merchandise
  2. That one before the second
  3. A first happening or thing of its kind
Expected or most probable to win.
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  1. Expected or most probable to win.
  2. A person or thing regarded with special liking, or more highly than others; specif., a person liked very much and granted special privileges as by a monarch, high official, etc.
  3. Preferred one, one with special favor
A person or thing chosen
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  1. A person or thing chosen
  2. One that is chosen:
  3. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option:
(Informal) The members of the police force (of a specified city)
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  1. (Informal) The members of the police force (of a specified city)
The beginning, as of a piece of music
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  1. The beginning, as of a piece of music
  2. A toy having one end tapered to a point, allowing it to be spun, as by suddenly pulling a string wound around it.
  3. A person or thing first in order, excellence, importance, etc.
A tool for breaking hard surfaces, consisting of a curved bar sharpened at both ends and fitted to a long handle.
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  1. A tool for breaking hard surfaces, consisting of a curved bar sharpened at both ends and fitted to a long handle.
  2. A heavy tool used as in breaking up soil or rock: the metal head is long, narrow, and slightly curved, and pointed at one or both ends, with a wooden handle fitted into its center
  3. The act of selecting or choosing; choice:
The period of best performance or peak activity:
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  1. The period of best performance or peak activity:
  2. One used to represent a unit of measurement, such as feet or minutes in latitude and longitude.
  3. (Linguistics) The first position of thrust and parry in fencing.
The seed-producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of a shortened stem usually bearing four layers of organs, with the leaflike sepals, colorful petals, and pollen-bearing stamens unfolding around the pistils
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  1. The seed-producing structure of an angiosperm, consisting of a shortened stem usually bearing four layers of organs, with the leaflike sepals, colorful petals, and pollen-bearing stamens unfolding around the pistils
  2. The best period of a person or thing; time of flourishing
  3. The reproductive structure of the seed-bearing plants known as angiosperms. A flower may contain up to four whorls or arrangements of parts: carpels, stamens, petals, and sepals. The female reproductive organs consist of one or more carpels . Each carpel includes an ovary, style, and stigma. A single carpel or a group of fused carpels is sometimes called a pistil. The male reproductive parts are the stamens, made up of a filament and anther. The reproductive organs may be enclosed in an inner whorl of petals and an outer whorl of sepals. Flowers first appeared over 120 million years ago and have evolved a great diversity of forms and coloration in response to the agents that pollinate them. Some flowers produce nectar to attract animal pollinators, and these flowers are often highly adapted to specific groups of pollinators. Flowers pollinated by moths, such as species of jasmine and nicotiana, are often pale and fragrant in order to be found in the evening, while those pollinated by birds, such as fuschias, are frequently red and odorless, since birds have good vision but a less developed sense of smell. Wind-pollinated flowers, such as those of oak trees or grass, are usually drab and inconspicuous.
Any of various foods or confections made of cream or having a creamy consistency
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  1. Any of various foods or confections made of cream or having a creamy consistency
  2. Any of various substances resembling or containing cream:
  3. The oily, yellowish part of milk, which rises to the top and which may be separated: commercial cream contains 18% or more butterfat
A size of type for typewriters, measuring twelve characters to the linear inch
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  1. A size of type for typewriters, measuring twelve characters to the linear inch
  2. The group or part of a group selected or regarded as the finest, best, most distinguished, most powerful, etc.
  3. A group or class of persons considered to be superior to others because of their intelligence, social standing, or wealth:
Maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.
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  1. Maximum; greatest possible amount or quantity.
  2. The most or the greatest that is possible; extreme limit or degree
  3. The greatest possible amount, degree, or extent; the maximum:
(Idiomatic) The best or most desirable among some selection.
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  1. (Idiomatic) The best or most desirable among some selection.
(Darts) The uppermost field of a dartboard; the double-20 field
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  1. (Darts) The uppermost field of a dartboard; the double-20 field
  2. Plural form of top
In the worst manner or degree.
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  1. In the worst manner or degree.
  2. To get the better of; defeat
  3. In the worst manner
(Idiomatic) To trick or con.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To trick or con.
  2. (Idiomatic) To gain an advantage over.
  3. (Idiomatic) To overwhelm or overcome
To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
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  1. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
  2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To exceed or surpass
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  1. To exceed or surpass
  2. To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.
  3. To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
Most favorable or desirable; best; optimum
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  1. Most favorable or desirable; best; optimum
  2. Most favorable or desirable; optimum.
Most favorable or desirable; best; optimal
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  1. Most favorable or desirable; best; optimal
Excessive or exaggerated
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  1. Excessive or exaggerated
  2. (Grammar) Of, relating to, or being the extreme degree of comparison of an adjective or adverb, as in best or brightest.
  3. Of the highest order, quality, or degree; surpassing or superior to all others.
Surpassing all others in some way
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Greater or larger:
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  1. Greater or larger:
  2. Healthier or more fit than before:
  3. Greater in excellence or higher in quality.
Comparative form of large: more large
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  1. Comparative form of large: more large
Superlative form of large: most large
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  1. Superlative form of large: most large
Greatest in amount, extent, or degree:
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  1. Greatest in amount, extent, or degree:
  2. In the greatest number of instances
An alternative:
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  1. An alternative:
  2. One that is chosen:
  3. The power, right, or liberty to choose; option:
Any of various foods or confections made of cream or having a creamy consistency
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  1. Any of various foods or confections made of cream or having a creamy consistency
  2. The oily, yellowish part of milk, which rises to the top and which may be separated: commercial cream contains 18% or more butterfat
  3. Any of various substances resembling or containing cream:
A long-toothed comb, usually designed for use on curly hair.
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  1. A long-toothed comb, usually designed for use on curly hair.
  2. A heavy tool used as in breaking up soil or rock: the metal head is long, narrow, and slightly curved, and pointed at one or both ends, with a wooden handle fitted into its center
  3. The person or thing chosen; choice
The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
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  1. The uppermost part, point, surface, or end:
  2. Any upper garment, often, specif., one other than a shirt or blouse
  3. The highest position or rank:
(Obs.) Aspect; appearance
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  1. (Obs.) Aspect; appearance
  2. Respect, affection, or esteem:
  3. A particular point or aspect; respect:
The state of being regarded with honor or esteem:
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  1. The state of being regarded with honor or esteem:
  2. Due regard for something considered important or authoritative:
  3. Courteous expressions of regard
To make better; improve:
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  1. To make better; improve:
  2. (Informal) had better (see phrase below)
  3. To a greater extent or degree:
To show superiority; surpass others:
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  1. To show superiority; surpass others:
  2. To be better or greater than, or superior to (another or others)
  3. To do or be better than; surpass.
To exceed or surpass
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  1. To exceed or surpass
  2. To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.
  3. To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
To be superior to; outdo
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  1. To be superior to; outdo
  2. To prove greater or better than; surpass.
  3. To surpass or be better than something or someone else
To go beyond; exceed:
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  1. To go beyond; exceed:
  2. To run faster than the others.
  3. To run faster, farther, or better than
To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
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  1. To surpass in obvious excellence; outdo.
  2. To shine brighter or longer than (another)
  3. To exceed something or someone else, especially in an obvious or flamboyant manner
To be greater than or superior to; exceed or surpass:
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  1. To be greater than or superior to; exceed or surpass:
  2. To move past or ahead of:
  3. To go at a faster pace than; get ahead of
To go by without noticing; disregard; ignore
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  1. To go by without noticing; disregard; ignore
  2. To go, change, or be conveyed from one place, form, condition, circumstance, possession, etc. to another
  3. To cause or allow to go, move, or proceed
To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
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  1. To be greater than, as in degree or quality; exceed:
  2. To go beyond the limit, capacity, range, etc. of
  3. To go beyond, especially in a metaphoric or technical manner; to exceed.
To reach the top of; be on a level with
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  1. To reach the top of; be on a level with
  2. To go over the top of (a rise of ground, etc.)
  3. To be better, more effective, funnier, etc. than; surpass; outdo
To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
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  1. To pass beyond the limits of (a category or conception, for instance):
  2. To be separate from or beyond (experience, the material universe, etc.)
  3. To go beyond the limits of; overstep; exceed
(Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
  2. To take beating or stirring
  3. (Informal) To be superior to or better than:
(Physics) To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
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  1. (Physics) To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
  2. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  3. To defeat in a race, contest, or struggle; overcome
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To overcome or surmount mentally or emotionally:
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
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  1. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
  2. To win victory over; overcome; beat
  3. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
To overcome or defeat:
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  1. To overcome or defeat:
  2. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
  3. (Now Rare) To rule or govern as master
To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
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  1. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
  2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  3. To master, prevail over, or surmount
To defeat overwhelmingly.
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  1. To defeat overwhelmingly.
  2. To use a router in woodworking.
  3. To dig up or turn over with the snout
To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
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  1. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
  2. To bring (a country) under control by force.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
To bring under control or subjection; conquer
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  1. To bring under control or subjection; conquer
  2. To cause to become subservient; subdue
  3. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
To place something above; top:
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  1. To place something above; top:
  2. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
  3. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
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  1. To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
  2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
  3. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
In the worst manner or degree.
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  1. In the worst manner or degree.
  2. In the worst manner
  3. To get the better of; defeat
To defeat soundly:
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  1. To defeat soundly:
  2. To beat, punish, thrash, etc.
  3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart:
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  1. To move in a sudden, quick manner; dart:
  2. (Informal) To defeat or outdo, as in a contest
  3. To attack with stinging words; flay
To perform with distinction on:
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  1. To perform with distinction on:
  2. (Informal) To do very well, esp., by earning a grade of A, in, on, etc.
  3. (Slang) To defeat completely; get the best of
(Slang) To beat or thrash.
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  1. (Slang) To beat or thrash.
  2. To bring into a certain condition by passing the tongue over
  3. To defeat soundly:
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