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A bomb or shell that fails to explode
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  1. A bomb or shell that fails to explode
  2. A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
  3. (Informal) One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
This portion of a woman's body, including her breasts
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  1. This portion of a woman's body, including her breasts
  2. The enclosing space formed by the breast and arms in embracing
  3. A woman's breast or breasts.
A truncated or unfinished thing.
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  1. A truncated or unfinished thing.
  2. Any unfinished or fragmentary piece of work
  3. A statue of the human body with the head and limbs omitted or removed.
A carved object.
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  1. A carved object.
  2. The work or art of a person who carves
  3. The cutting of material such as stone or wood to form a figure or design.
A work of art created by sculpture.
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  1. A work of art created by sculpture.
  2. Such works of art considered as a group.
  3. The art or practice of shaping figures or designs in the round or in relief, as by chiseling marble, modeling clay, or casting in metal.
One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.
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  1. One that serves as the subject for an artist, especially a person employed to pose for a painter, sculptor, or photographer.
  2. A small object, usually built to scale, that represents in detail another, often larger object.
  3. A schematic description or representation of something, especially a system or phenomenon, that accounts for its properties and is used to study its characteristics:
(Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
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  1. (Anatomy) The rounded proximal end of a long bone:
  2. The seat of the faculty of reason; intelligence, intellect, or mind:
  3. A portrait or representation of a person's head.
The sound made when flopping.
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  1. The sound made when flopping.
  2. (Informal) An utter failure.
  3. In certain poker games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time.
A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
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  1. A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
  2. An event or action that fails, is canceled, or ends prematurely, often because of rainy weather.
  3. One who fails to measure up to a standard, especially one who fails a course of training or study.
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
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  1. To break (something) into pieces suddenly, noisily, and violently; shatter.
  2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
  3. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
A break or rupture in bone tissue. &diamf3; A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. &diamf3; Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. &diamf3; In an incomplete fracture , the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.
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  1. A break or rupture in bone tissue. &diamf3; A comminuted fracture results in more than two fragments. &diamf3; Although most fractures are caused by a direct blow or sudden, twisting force, stress fractures result from repetitive physical activity. &diamf3; In an incomplete fracture , the fracture line does not completely traverse the bone.
  2. To cause to break:
  3. To break up; disintegrate
To go, come, start, appear, etc. suddenly and with force
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  1. To go, come, start, appear, etc. suddenly and with force
  2. To come apart suddenly and violently, as from internal pressure; fly into pieces; break open or out; explode
  3. To give sudden expression to some feeling; break (into tears, laughter, a tirade, etc.)
To lessen the force or effect of:
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  1. To lessen the force or effect of:
  2. To cause to give up a habit:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
To get a grade of failure in (a subject)
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  1. To get a grade of failure in (a subject)
  2. To give way or be made otherwise useless as a result of excessive strain:
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
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  1. To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
  2. To bring or reduce to ruin
  3. (Archaic) To go or come to ruin
To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
To fill or cause to swell to the bursting point
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  1. To fill or cause to swell to the bursting point
  2. To come open or fly apart suddenly or violently, especially from internal pressure.
  3. To be or seem to be full to the point of breaking open:
To change state or appearance suddenly:
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  1. To change state or appearance suddenly:
  2. To increase suddenly, sharply, and without control:
  3. To increase very rapidly
To open wide suddenly, or protrude, as with amazement
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  1. To open wide suddenly, or protrude, as with amazement
  2. With or like a pop
  3. To cause to pop
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  3. To overcome or put an end to, especially by force or strong opposition:
To make less severe or intense:
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  1. To make less severe or intense:
  2. To tame or train (a horse or other animal)
  3. To tame or break (a horse).
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 make something tame
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  1. To make something tame
  2. (Intransitive) to become tame
  3. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
To force into bankruptcy.
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  1. To force into bankruptcy.
  2. To ruin:
  3. To cause to become financially bankrupt.
To lessen the force or effect of:
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  1. To lessen the force or effect of:
  2. To cause to give up a habit:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
To deprive of richness or strength:
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  1. To deprive of richness or strength:
  2. To reduce to poverty; make poor.
  3. To deprive of strength, resources, etc.
To make someone a pauper; to impoverish
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To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
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  1. To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
  2. To bring or reduce to ruin
  3. (Archaic) To go or come to ruin
(Idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
  2. To clean, especially to tidy by removing the contents.
To exchange for smaller monetary units:
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  1. To exchange for smaller monetary units:
  2. To cause to give up a habit:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
To break down suddenly; fail; give way
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  1. To break down suddenly; fail; give way
  2. To fall down or fall to pieces, as when supports or sides fail to hold; cave in; shrink together suddenly
  3. To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
(Informal) To get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To get into (a party, theater, etc.) without an invitation, ticket, etc.
  2. To fall, collide, or break with force and with a loud, smashing noise
  3. To break or dash into pieces; smash; shatter
To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
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  1. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  2. To give way or be made otherwise useless as a result of excessive strain:
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
(Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
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  1. (Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
  2. To descend into a body of water
  3. (Idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse
(Informal) To give in; buckle:
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  1. (Informal) To give in; buckle:
  2. To bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself
  3. (Informal) To fail
To cause to give up a habit:
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  1. To cause to give up a habit:
  2. To reduce in rank; demote.
  3. To reduce to poverty or bankruptcy
To move with jerks or jolts
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  1. To move with jerks or jolts
  2. To cause to knock against an obstacle:
  3. To shake up and down; jolt:
(Geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
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  1. (Geology) To reduce in altitude or magnitude, as hills and mountains; to wear down.
  2. (Intransitive) To reduce in quality or purity.
  3. To reduce in grade, rank, or status; demote.
To lower the rank or status of something.
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  1. To lower the rank or status of something.
  2. To reduce to a lower grade; lower in rank
  3. To reduce in grade, rank, or status:
To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
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  1. To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
  2. To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
  3. To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To break up into constituent elements by analysis
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  1. To break up into constituent elements by analysis
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To provide with a box
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  1. To provide with a box
  2. To put into a box, etc., as for storage or shipment
  3. To pack in a box.
To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
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  1. To hit with the hand or fist; punch; slap
  2. To force one's way with difficulty:
  3. To cause repeated difficulty or harm to (a person or group):
To put a cuff or cuffs on
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  1. To put a cuff or cuffs on
  2. To form a cuff or cuffs on.
  3. To strike, esp. with the open hand; slap
To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
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  1. To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
  2. To pierce, shape, stamp, cut, etc. with a punch
  3. To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation:
To strike with the palm of the hand or a flat object:
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  1. To strike with the palm of the hand or a flat object:
  2. To strike with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand
  3. To impose (a fine, etc.) on a person, business, etc.
To press (the lips) together and part them suddenly so as to make a smack
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  1. To press (the lips) together and part them suddenly so as to make a smack
  2. To press together and open (the lips) quickly and noisily, as in eating or tasting.
  3. To give an indication; be suggestive. Often used with of:
To move along swiftly or smartly
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  1. To move along swiftly or smartly
  2. To move briskly or spiritedly.
  3. To strike with something flat, as the open hand, esp. on the buttocks, as in punishment
To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
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  1. To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
  2. To strike or hit with a sharp blow:
  3. To hit with a quick, sharp blow
To strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow
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  1. To strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow
  2. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
  3. (Slang) To murder (a person), often, specif., for pay
To enunciate with clarity and precision:
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  1. To enunciate with clarity and precision:
  2. (Informal) To hit or punch with a quick, sharp blow
  3. To cut off the edge of:
To engage in a brief quarrel.
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  1. To engage in a brief quarrel.
  2. To strike with a light spattering sound; slap.
  3. To strike with a quick, slapping sound
To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
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  1. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
  2. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  3. (Obs.) To seize
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
  3. To undergo cardiac arrest.
To take forcibly and quickly; grab
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  1. To take forcibly and quickly; grab
  2. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
  3. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
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  1. To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
  2. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
  3. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
(Slang) To seize or detain.
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  1. (Slang) To seize or detain.
  2. To furnish with a collar.
  3. To seize by the collar
To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
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  1. To cause pain or discomfort to (a part of the body) by pressing or being too tight:
  2. To draw a thumb and a finger together on a touchschreen to cause the image to become smaller.
  3. To press, squeeze, or bind painfully:
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
  2. A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
A bottle; esp., a long-necked wine bottle with a rounded lower portion covered in woven straw
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  1. A bottle; esp., a long-necked wine bottle with a rounded lower portion covered in woven straw
  2. A complete failure; esp., an ambitious project that ends as a ridiculous failure
A person who is unable to be successful on a sustained basis:
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  1. A person who is unable to be successful on a sustained basis:
  2. A person who takes loss in a specified way:
  3. One that is bad in quality:
A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
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  1. A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
  2. An event or action that fails, is canceled, or ends prematurely, often because of rainy weather.
  3. (Slang) A complete failure
A bomb or shell that fails to explode
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  1. A bomb or shell that fails to explode
  2. A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual
  3. (Informal) One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
The sound made when flopping.
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  1. The sound made when flopping.
  2. In certain poker games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time.
  3. (Informal) A failure
An inadequate person
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  1. An inadequate person
  2. (Informal) One that is unsatisfactory or defective:
  3. The small, spiny, semitropical evergreen citrus tree (Citrus limon) bearing this fruit
An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
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  1. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
  2. (Informal) A complete failure
  3. (Slang) A dismal failure; a fiasco.
The system of adjudication that declares instances of bankruptcy:
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  1. The system of adjudication that declares instances of bankruptcy:
  2. A legally declared or recognized condition of insolvency of a person or organization.
  3. Complete failure; ruin
A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
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  1. A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
  2. Nonperformance of what is requested or expected; omission:
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
The status of being unable to pay one’s debts when due. The status of being unable to pay one’s debts when due.
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  1. The status of being unable to pay one’s debts when due. The status of being unable to pay one’s debts when due.
  2. The condition of having more debts than assets.
  3. The condition of being insolvent; the state or condition of a person who is insolvent; the condition of one who is unable to pay his debts as they fall due, or in the usual course of trade and business; as, a merchant's insolvency.
A small structure serving as a shelter:
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  1. A small structure serving as a shelter:
  2. A slap or blow with the hand or fist:
  3. A box stall.
A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
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  1. A meal at which guests serve themselves from various dishes displayed on a table or sideboard.
  2. A meal at which guests serve themselves from a buffet or table
  3. A piece of furniture with drawers and cupboards for dishes, table linen, silver, etc.; sideboard
A piece chopped off
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  1. A piece chopped off
  2. A slice of lamb, pork, etc. cut, along with a piece of bone, from the rib, loin, or shoulder
  3. A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
The band at the top of a sock.
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  1. The band at the top of a sock.
  2. A bracelet consisting of a curved, open-ended band, as of metal or resin, that fits the wrist firmly without a clasp.
  3. A band, often having an opening with a button closure, at the bottom of a sleeve.
A sweet drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and typically served in cups from a large bowl
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  1. A sweet drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and typically served in cups from a large bowl
  2. A device or machine for making holes, cuts, etc.
  3. A tool for forcing a pin, bolt, or rivet in or out of a hole.
A sharp insult:
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  1. A sharp insult:
  2. A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack.
  3. A blow or smack, esp. with something flat, specif. the palm of the hand
A small amount; bit
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  1. A small amount; bit
  2. A sharp blow with the hand or any flat object; slap
  3. A fishing boat sailing under various rigs, according to size, and often having a well used to transport the catch to market.
(Slang, former) A dollar
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  1. (Slang, former) A dollar
  2. A loud kiss.
  3. A person or thing that smacks
A slap on the buttocks.
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  1. A slap on the buttocks.
  2. A smack given in spanking
A special unit of a law enforcement agency, trained to deal with violence, riots, terrorism, etc.
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  1. A special unit of a law enforcement agency, trained to deal with violence, riots, terrorism, etc.
  2. A sharp blow or hit.
  3. A quick, sharp blow, as with a bat or swatter
The sound of this
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  1. The sound of this
  2. A sharp, swift blow.
  3. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
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  1. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
  2. (Informal) A quick sharp blow:
  3. A piece of jewelry that fastens with a clasp or clip; a brooch.
A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
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  1. A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
  2. A quick, slapping sound
  3. A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
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  1. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. Capture or arrest
A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
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  1. A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
  2. The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
  3. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest.
The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
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  1. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  2. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  3. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
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  1. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
  2. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  3. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
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  1. A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
  2. The act or process of picking up:
  3. (--- Slang) A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
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  1. An amount that can be held between thumb and forefinger:
  2. Difficulty or hardship:
  3. An emergency situation:
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