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A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
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  1. A metal pin with incised threads and a broad slotted head that can be driven as a fastener by turning with a screwdriver, especially:
  2. The tapped collar or socket that receives this rod.
  3. A mechanical device for fastening things together, consisting essentially of a cylindrical or conical piece of metal threaded evenly around its outside surface with an advancing spiral ridge and commonly having a slotted head: it penetrates only by being turned, as with a screwdriver
A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly, or Bradford.
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  1. A diminutive of the male given names Bradley, Bradly, or Bradford.
  2. A thin wire nail of uniform thickness with a small head that is sometimes off-center
(Music) A ridge of wood at the top of the fingerboard or neck of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass.
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  1. (Music) A ridge of wood at the top of the fingerboard or neck of a stringed instrument, over which the strings pass.
  2. A dry, indehiscent simple fruit consisting of one seed surrounded by a hard and thick pericarp (fruit wall). The seed does not adhere to the pericarp but is connected to it by the funiculus. A nut is similar to an achene but larger. Acorns, beechnuts, chestnuts, and hazelnuts are true nuts. Informally, other edible seeds or dry fruits enclosed in a hard or leathery shell are also called nuts, though they are not true nuts. For instance, an almond kernel is actually the seed of a drupe. Its familiar whitish shell is an endocarp found within the greenish fruit of the almond tree. Peanuts are actually individual seeds from a seed pod called a legume.
  3. A small block, usually of metal, with a threaded hole through the center, for screwing onto a bolt, screw, etc.
Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
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  1. Any of various picks or rods having a function or shape similar to a skewer.
  2. Any of several things shaped or used like a meat skewer
  3. A long metal or wooden pin used to secure or suspend food during cooking; a spit.
(Baseball) A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
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  1. (Baseball) A low and fast throw made to put a base runner out.
  2. (Informal) A leg, especially a wooden one.
  3. A short, usually tapering or pointed piece of wood, metal, etc. used to hold parts together or in place, or to close an opening, as in a barrel
A short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together
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  1. A short cylinder of wood, metal, etc., usually fitted into corresponding holes in two pieces to fasten them together
  2. A piece of wood driven into a wall to act as an anchor for nails.
A similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
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  1. A similar device used to fasten or strengthen seams, as on work clothes
  2. A metal bolt or pin with a head on one end, used to fasten plates or beams together by passing it through holes in them and then hammering down the plain end into a head so as to lock it in place
A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
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  1. A thin rod for securing the ends of fractured bones.
  2. A little piece of stiff wire with a pointed end and a flattened or rounded head, used for fastening things together or holding them in place; straight pin
  3. A slender, usually cylindrical piece of wood or metal for holding or fastening parts together, or serving as a support for suspending one thing from another, as:
An elongated indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are attached directly to a common stem, rather than borne on individual stalks arising from the stem. The gladiolus produces spikes. The distinctive spikes of grasses such as wheat or barley are known as spikelets.
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  1. An elongated indeterminate inflorescence in which the flowers are attached directly to a common stem, rather than borne on individual stalks arising from the stem. The gladiolus produces spikes. The distinctive spikes of grasses such as wheat or barley are known as spikelets.
  2. Any of a number of sharp or pointed metal projections on the soles, and often on the heels, of shoes used for baseball, golf, track, etc. to prevent slipping
  3. One of several sharp metal projections set in the sole or in the sole and heel of an athletic shoe for grip.
A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
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  1. A small knob, nail head, or rivet fixed in and slightly projecting from a surface.
  2. A small, buttonlike device with a smaller button or shank on the back, inserted in a shirt front as an ornament or fastener
  3. One of a number of small metal cleats embedded in a snow tire to increase traction on slippery or snowy roads.
A flexible or rigid mechanical device or part for joining parts together, as two shafts
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  1. A flexible or rigid mechanical device or part for joining parts together, as two shafts
  2. The act of linking together or forming couples.
  3. (Chemistry) Facilitation or acceleration of one chemical process due to the presence or action of another.
The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
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  1. The main bolt of a structure, especially the bolt in a motor vehicle that links the chassis to the axle, providing the steering pivot.
  2. Any main bolt; esp., one that acts as a vertical pivot for a turning vehicle, as that connecting the front axle of a wagon, etc., or the truck of a railroad car, with the body
  3. A vertical bolt that joins the body of a wagon or other vehicle to its front axle and usually acts as a pivot.
A small metal piece for fastening a wheel, pulley, etc. to a shaft
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  1. A small metal piece for fastening a wheel, pulley, etc. to a shaft
  2. Something that completes or holds together the parts of another thing, as the keystone of an arch or a roughened surface forming a secure base for plaster
  3. (Basketball) An area at each end of the court between the baseline and the foul line and including the jump-ball circle at the foul line:
A wood screw with a boltlike head
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  1. A wood screw with a boltlike head
  2. A heavy screw used for wood and having a usually hexagonal or square head.
A fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a spring-loaded toggle, used to secure objects to thin or hollow walls.
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  1. A fastener consisting of a threaded bolt and a spring-loaded toggle, used to secure objects to thin or hollow walls.
  2. A bolt with an attached nut-like device having pivoted, spring-operated wings that move together when pushed through a hole and open up again after emerging, used as to fasten objects to a hollow wall or to a surface that is accessible from only one side
A hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind instrument
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  1. A hollow cylinder or cone, as of reed, straw, wood, or metal, in which air vibrates to produce a musical sound, as in an organ or wind instrument
  2. A device for smoking, consisting of a tube of wood, clay, or other material with a small bowl at one end.
  3. A section or piece of such a tube.
One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
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  1. One of the horizontal elements in a truss system underneath a rail car, especially a freight car.
  2. Any straight, or almost straight, stick, shaft, bar, staff, etc., of wood, metal, or other material
  3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
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  1. Any of various flat baked confections that are typically dense and harder than cakes and served cut into rectangular pieces.
  2. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
  3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
A fastening for a window, etc.
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  1. A fastening for a window, etc.
  2. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
  3. A fastening for a door or gate, esp. one capable of being worked from either side by means of a lever and consisting of a bar that drops into a notch in a piece attached to the doorjamb or gatepost
Any of several rotating parts in a printing press, especially one that carries the paper.
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  1. Any of several rotating parts in a printing press, especially one that carries the paper.
  2. (Geom.) A solid figure consisting of two parallel bases in the form of congruent, closed curves joined by a smooth, continuous, closed surface; specif., such a figure (right circular cylinder) having circular bases and a surface perpendicular to the bases
  3. (Mathematics) The surface generated by a straight line intersecting and moving along a closed plane curve, the directrix, while remaining parallel to a fixed straight line that is not on or parallel to the plane of the directrix.
A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
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  1. A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
  2. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
  3. A rapid succession of short sounds:
(Figuratively): total extent
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  1. (Figuratively): total extent
  2. A piece, often of a standard size, that is normally measured along its greatest dimension:
  3. Extent or distance from beginning to end:
A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel:
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  1. A wrapped or boxed object; a parcel:
  2. A football formation. IE; the "dime" defensive package.
  3. A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit:
In hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers pulled from the material on the distaff, and notched at one end so as to hold the thread
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  1. In hand spinning, a rounded rod, usually wooden, tapering toward each end, for twisting into thread the fibers pulled from the material on the distaff, and notched at one end so as to hold the thread
  2. A short turned piece or decorative rod, as a baluster or element in some chair backs
  3. Any of various long thin stationary rods, as:
An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
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  1. An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
  2. A little coil of hair; ringlet
  3. (Sports) A weightlifting exercise using one or two hands, in which a weight held at the thigh or to the side of the body is raised to the chest or shoulder and then lowered without moving the upper arms, shoulders, or back.
An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
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  1. An individual spiral or ring within such a series.
  2. A single turn of a coiled figure
  3. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
(Football) A kick or pass in which the ball rotates on its longer axis as it moves through the air
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  1. (Football) A kick or pass in which the ball rotates on its longer axis as it moves through the air
  2. A three-dimensional curve that turns around an axis at a constant or continuously varying distance while moving parallel to the axis; a helix.
  3. The course or flight path of an object rotating on its longitudinal axis.
An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
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  1. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
  2. A length of yarn, cord, or thread, especially a strong silk thread used mainly to bind the edges of buttonholes.
  3. The number of turns given to a specified length of fiber, thread, cord, etc. along its axis
A bolt or missile imagined as hurled to earth by a stroke of lightning
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  1. A bolt or missile imagined as hurled to earth by a stroke of lightning
  2. A flash of lightning conceived as a bolt or dart hurled from the heavens.
  3. A flash of lightning and the accompanying thunder
A device that produces a brief, illuminating light, used when taking photographs in dim lighting conditions
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  1. A device that produces a brief, illuminating light, used when taking photographs in dim lighting conditions
  2. A sudden perception:
  3. Instantaneous illumination for photography:
A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect:
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  1. A sudden action or process having a strong impact or effect:
  2. The manner or rate of executing such a movement:
  3. A sudden occurrence or result:
A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
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  1. A flow of electricity in a dielectric, especially in a rarefied gas.
  2. (Electricity) Release of stored energy in a capacitor by the flow of current between its terminals.
  3. Elimination of net electric charge from a charged body.
A massive, acute physiological reaction usually to physical trauma, infection, or allergy, characterized by a marked loss of blood pressure, resulting in a diminished blood flow to body tissues and a rapid heart rate.
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  1. A massive, acute physiological reaction usually to physical trauma, infection, or allergy, characterized by a marked loss of blood pressure, resulting in a diminished blood flow to body tissues and a rapid heart rate.
  2. An instance of the passage of an electric current through the body. The amount of injury caused by electric shock depends on the type and strength of the current, the length of time the current is applied, and the route the current takes once it enters the body.
  3. A shock absorber.
A step or level:
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  1. A step or level:
  2. (Informal) An initial competitive advantage; a head start:
  3. An involuntary nervous movement; a start.
A signal to begin, as in a race
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  1. A signal to begin, as in a race
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
A sudden, brief episode of fear.
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  1. A sudden, brief episode of fear.
  2. A sudden, involuntary movement in response to something frightening or unexpected, such as a noise.
  3. A start or shock, as of surprise or fright
(--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
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  1. (--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
  2. To take prompt advantage; respond quickly:
  3. To move or start prematurely before:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
  2. To found; establish:
  3. To set into motion, operation, or activity:
To give passage to a fluid
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  1. To give passage to a fluid
  2. To go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
  3. To get past or escape by going through
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
  2. (Idiomatic) to completely empty
  3. (Idiomatic) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
To leave hastily; flee.
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  1. To leave hastily; flee.
  2. To run off or away; leave in a hurry
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
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  1. To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
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  1. To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
  2. To manually or automatically shut down (a nuclear reactor) usually by using the control rods
  3. (Slang) To leave or get out, esp. in a hurry
(Slang) To hurry.
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  1. (Slang) To hurry.
  2. To leave hurriedly.
  3. (Slang, former) To leave quickly; go away (from) hurriedly
(Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
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  1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
  2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
  3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  2. To move suddenly and fast
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
(Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
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  1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
  2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
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  1. (Rare) hasten
  2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To move in a quick fashion.
  3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
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  1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
  3. To move at a vigorous gait:
To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
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  1. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To carry by means of a rocket.
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  1. To carry by means of a rocket.
  2. To soar or rise rapidly:
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
(Informal) To move or proceed quickly
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  1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
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  1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  2. To move swiftly; scurry.
  3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
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  1. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
  2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
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  1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
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  1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
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  1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
  2. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
  3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. (Informal) To go at high speed
  3. To move or progress rapidly:
(Slang) To proceed at great speed
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  1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
  2. To move ahead at full speed.
To check or cut off the growth or development of:
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  1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  3. To move quickly; dart.
To a lower volume of sound
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  1. To a lower volume of sound
  2. Completely; to the full extent
  3. Away from a place considered central or a center of activity, such as a city or town:
To glut
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  1. To glut
  2. To gulp down; swallow greedily.
(Intransitive) To feed ravenously.
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  1. (Intransitive) To feed ravenously.
  2. To devour something greedily, gorge, glut.
  3. (Pathology) To fill excessively with a body liquid, especially blood.
To seize eagerly; snatch
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  1. To seize eagerly; snatch
  2. To take greedily; grab:
  3. To eat quickly and greedily
To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
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  1. To swallow air audibly, as in nervousness.
  2. To choke back as if swallowing; repress (a sob, etc.)
  3. To catch the breath in or as in swallowing a large amount
To consume to excess:
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  1. To consume to excess:
  2. To drink (or, rarely, eat) greedily or immoderately
  3. To drink, especially alcoholic beverages, greedily or habitually.
To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.
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  1. To swallow greedily or in excessive amounts; gulp.
  2. To swallow up greedily or in large amounts; gulp; gorge; guzzle
To swirl (a liquid) around in a container or in one's mouth:
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  1. To swirl (a liquid) around in a container or in one's mouth:
  2. To follow the ingestion of (food, for example) with the ingestion of a liquid:
  3. To feed (animals) with swill.
To eat ravenously, as a wolf does
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  1. To eat ravenously, as a wolf does
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