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A small box or can for coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.
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  1. A small box or can for coffee, tea, tobacco, etc.
  2. (Historical) Lead or iron shot in a container that scattered its contents when fired
  3. A box or can of thin metal or plastic used for holding dry foodstuffs or cooking ingredients, such as flour or sugar.
(Electronics) A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug.
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  1. (Electronics) A fitting connected to a power supply and equipped to receive a plug.
  2. A container that holds items or matter.
  3. An electrical wall outlet designed for use with a plug
Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
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  1. Something which consists of various components, such as a piece of computer software.
  2. A combination of items considered, offered, or sold as a unit:
  3. A commodity, such as food, contained in a package and sold as a unit:
As much as a jar will hold
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  1. As much as a jar will hold
  2. (Chiefly British) A glass of beer.
  3. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
Milk from an infant's nursing bottle
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  1. Milk from an infant's nursing bottle
  2. The volume of liquid contained in a standard U.S. wine bottle, 750 ml (25.4 oz)
  3. The quantity that a bottle holds.
The amount that a bucket can hold:
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  1. The amount that a bucket can hold:
  2. A thing like a bucket, as a scoop on a power shovel, any of the cups on a water wheel, or any of the curved vanes in the rotor of a turbine
  3. A deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or carry water, coal, etc.; pail
Tin plate.
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  1. Tin plate.
  2. A crystalline, silvery metallic element obtained chiefly from cassiterite, and having two notable allotropic forms. Malleable white tin is the useful allotrope, but at temperatures below 13.2°C it slowly converts to the brittle gray allotrope. Tin is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion and is a part of numerous alloys, such as soft solder, pewter, type metal, and bronze. Atomic number 50; atomic weight 118.71; melting point 231.93°C; boiling point 2,602°C; specific gravity (gray) 5.77, (white) 7.29; valence 2, 4.
  3. A soft, silver-white, crystalline, metallic chemical element, malleable at ordinary temperatures and used in making shiny alloys and tinfoils, solders, utensils, tin plate, superconducting magnets, etc.: symbol, Sn; at. no. 50
(Nautical) a destroyer
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  1. (Nautical) a destroyer
  2. A container, usually cylindrical, made out of sheet metal coated with tin
  3. A container of tin-coated sheet metal used especially for preserving food.
The amount that a pail can hold.
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  1. The amount that a pail can hold.
  2. A watertight cylindrical vessel, open at the top and fitted with a handle; a bucket.
  3. A more or less cylindrical container, usually with a curved handle, for holding and carrying liquids, etc.; bucket
A state of imprisonment or captivity:
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  1. A state of imprisonment or captivity:
  2. The state or condition of being confined, restricted, or limited in any way
  3. A building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals, esp. those serving longer sentences, are confined
A state or federal prison for persons convicted of serious crimes
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  1. A state or federal prison for persons convicted of serious crimes
  2. A prison for those convicted of major crimes.
  3. A prison
Movement; activity; agitation
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  1. Movement; activity; agitation
  2. A state of excitement; commotion; tumult
  3. Prison.
A room equipped with a washbowl and flush toilet
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  1. A room equipped with a washbowl and flush toilet
  2. A room equipped with washing and often toilet facilities; a bathroom.
  3. (--- Chiefly Brit.) A flush toilet
A room equipped with toilets and sinks for public use.
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  1. A room equipped with toilets and sinks for public use.
  2. A room or rooms, as in an office building, sports arena, or restaurant, equipped with toilets, washbowls, etc.
A bathroom, especially one in a public place.
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  1. A bathroom, especially one in a public place.
  2. A room for washing
  3. Restroom
A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
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  1. A place of abode or residence, especially a large house that is part of an estate:
  2. The part on which one rests in sitting:
  3. A center of authority; a capital:
  1. The buttocks.
  2. The side of something that is opposite the front.
  3. The back or hind part
The buttocks.
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To store (a gas, a liquefied gas, etc.) under pressure in a tank or cylinder
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  1. To store (a gas, a liquefied gas, etc.) under pressure in a tank or cylinder
  2. To put into a bottle or bottles
  3. To hold in; restrain:
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To manage, tend, or have charge of:
  3. To celebrate; observe:
To become ignited; flame up:
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  1. To become ignited; flame up:
  2. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
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  1. To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
  2. To remove from membership.
  3. To force or drive out:
Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
  2. (Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
  3. (Euphemistic) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
To put an end to; discontinue:
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  1. To put an end to; discontinue:
  2. To stop performing an activity or action; desist:
  3. To come to an end; stop:
To stop; pause:
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  1. To stop; pause:
  2. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
  3. To bring to a stop.
(Idiomatic) To terminate or abolish something.
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Expressing esp. a shade of doubt or a lesser degree of ability or possibility
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  1. Expressing esp. a shade of doubt or a lesser degree of ability or possibility
  2. Used as a modal auxiliary in verbal phrases with present or future time reference, generally equivalent to can in meaning and use, with the following functions:
  3. Used with hypothetical or conditional force:
Used to express permission
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  1. Used to express permission
  2. (Law) Shall; must
  3. To gather may.
To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
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  1. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  2. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
  3. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
(Idiomatic) To prove satisfactory; to be successful or worthy of merit.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To prove satisfactory; to be successful or worthy of merit.
(Idiomatic) To suffice; to be effective or successful.
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Used other than as an idiom: see hack,‎ it.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see hack,‎ it.
  2. (Idiomatic) To cope with, to be successful in.
(Mil., Slang) The guardhouse; prison
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  1. (Mil., Slang) The guardhouse; prison
  2. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
  3. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
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  1. An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
  2. A place of short-term confinement for persons convicted of minor offenses and regarded as capable of being reformed
  3. An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
A building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses
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  1. A building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses
  2. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.
  3. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
(Rare) A keeping or being kept
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  1. (Rare) A keeping or being kept
  2. Care; charge:
  3. The means by which one is supported:
An office or tribunal headed by a cardinal (Grand Penitentiary) and dealing with matters of penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, etc.
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  1. An office or tribunal headed by a cardinal (Grand Penitentiary) and dealing with matters of penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, etc.
  2. A priest whose special function is the administration of the sacrament of penance in a particular church or diocese.
  3. A penal institution that is intended for long-term confinement of convicted criminals. See also jail. A penal institution that is intended for long-term confinement of convicted criminals. See also jail.
  1. See penal institution, jail, and penitentiary. See penal institution, jail, and penitentiary.
  2. A place or condition of confinement or restriction:
  3. The state or condition of being confined, restricted, or limited in any way
The state of being locked.
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  1. The state of being locked.
  2. A being locked up, as in jail
  3. (Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
An instrument for writing regarded as a means of expression:
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  1. An instrument for writing regarded as a means of expression:
  2. The animals kept in such an enclosure.
  3. An instrument for writing or drawing with ink or similar fluid, especially:
(Slang) A penitentiary
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  1. (Slang) A penitentiary
  2. (Slang) Prison, jail.
Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
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  1. Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
  2. (Slang) Jail or prison, after the Clink prison in Southwark, London. Used in the phrase in the clink.
  3. (Onomatopoeia) The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
(US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
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  1. (US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
  2. A device, container, or room for cooling things or keeping them cool
  3. (Countable) an insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food or beverages cold while picnicking or camping
A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
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  1. A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
  2. Alternative spelling of co-op.
  3. A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
(Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
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  1. (Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
One of the parts or sections of a jointed whole
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  1. One of the parts or sections of a jointed whole
  2. The way in which they are joined
  3. A way in which two or more things are joined:
The amount that a jug can hold.
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  1. The amount that a jug can hold.
  2. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
  3. A sound meant to imitate a nightingale's note
(Slang) A jail
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  1. (Slang) A jail
  2. A jail or prison.
(Slang) A prison or jail
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  1. (Slang) A prison or jail
  2. A person or thing that slams
  3. One that slams:
A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
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  1. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
  2. An excited reaction or commotion:
  3. A slight movement:
A jail.
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  1. A jail.
  2. (Slang, Dial., former) A prison; jail
  3. (US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.
To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
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  1. To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
  2. To protect from loss or harm; preserve:
  3. To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste:
To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
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  1. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
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  1. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
  2. To dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
  3. (Now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
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  1. To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
  2. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  3. To release the charge of (a gun); fire
(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
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  1. (Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
  2. To send away; cause or allow to leave
  3. To direct or allow to leave:
To move down with a current of water or air
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  1. To move down with a current of water or air
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
  3. To dismiss from employment; fire
To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
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  1. To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
  2. To trim, split, etc. with an ax
  3. (Now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
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  1. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
  2. (Computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  3. (Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
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  1. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
  2. To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
  3. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
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