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(Sports) To hit (a ball) with a slice.
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  1. (Sports) To hit (a ball) with a slice.
  2. To cut from a larger piece:
  3. To cut or divide into slices:
To cut something by repeated blows, as of an ax.
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  1. To cut something by repeated blows, as of an ax.
  2. To cut down with an ax; fell:
  3. To chop or cut with an ax, knife, etc.; hack; gash
To get (something) in this way
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  1. To get (something) in this way
  2. (Informal) To use unethical methods; cheat:
  3. To cut or shape with a chisel
To carve or model as a sculptor
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  1. To carve or model as a sculptor
  2. To give sculpturelike form to (hair, fabric, etc.)
  3. To shape, mold, or fashion especially with artistry or precision:
To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into:
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  1. To carve, cut, or etch a design or letters into:
  2. To carve, cut, or etch into a block or surface used for printing.
  3. To cut or incise (a picture, letters, etc.) into a metal plate, wooden block, etc. for printing
To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid, especially by coating the surface with wax or another protective layer and drawing lines with a needle and then using the acid to form the lines on the unprotected parts of the surface.
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  1. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid, especially by coating the surface with wax or another protective layer and drawing lines with a needle and then using the acid to form the lines on the unprotected parts of the surface.
  2. To cut or scrape something in or on:
  3. To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
To change the shape or contour of, as by erosion.
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  1. To change the shape or contour of, as by erosion.
  2. To cut, carve, chisel, cast, weld, mold, etc. into statues, figures, etc.
  3. To fashion (stone, bronze, or wood, for example) into a three-dimensional figure.
To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
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  1. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
  2. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
  3. To cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve
Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
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  1. Any of various fungi that often form a fuzzy growth (called a mycelium ) on the surface of organic matter. Some molds cause food to spoil, but others are beneficial, such as those used to make certain cheeses and those from which antibiotics like penicillin are developed. The molds do not form a distinct phylogenetic grouping but belong to various phyla including the ascomycetes and the zygomycetes.
  2. To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
  3. To form into a particular shape; give shape to:
To train or influence into a particular state or character:
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  1. To train or influence into a particular state or character:
  2. To make in a certain way; give a certain form to; shape; mold
  3. To fit; accommodate (to)
To cut or shape something roughly without finishing or tidying the surface. [from 16th c.]
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  1. To cut or shape something roughly without finishing or tidying the surface. [from 16th c.]
  2. To form roughly; give crude shape to
  3. To hew or shape (timber, for example) roughly, without finishing.
To go directly and often hastily:
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  1. To go directly and often hastily:
  2. (Informal) To cease; stop:
  3. To form or shape by severing or incising:
To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
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  1. To arrange, fashion, express, or devise (a plan, answer, etc.) in definite form
  2. To create or fashion, as:
  3. To give a particular form to (a material):
To plan, form, or design after a model
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  1. To plan, form, or design after a model
  2. To display by wearing or posing in:
  3. In painting, drawing, etc., to create a three-dimensional image of on a flat surface through the use of color, shading, etc.
To use a tool or tools
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  1. To use a tool or tools
  2. To form, shape, or work with a tool
  3. To impress letters or designs on (leather, a book cover, etc.) with special tools
To cover or mark with dots or quick dabs; fleck
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  1. To cover or mark with dots or quick dabs; fleck
  2. To apply (paint, for example) in dots or short strokes.
  3. To use small dots to give the appearance of shading
To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.
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  1. To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.
  2. To clean barnacles, etc. from (the hull of a wooden ship) and coat with pitch or tar
  3. (Archaic) To shape by carving; sculpture
To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
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  1. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
  2. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
  3. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
To make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern
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  1. To make, do, shape, or plan in imitation of a model or pattern
  2. To make, mold, or design by following a pattern:
  3. To cover or ornament with a design or pattern.
(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
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  1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
  2. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  3. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).
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  1. To cut small bits or pare shavings from (a piece of wood).
  2. To whittle wood; often, specif., to cut away aimlessly at a stick, etc.
  3. To cut or shape wood with a knife.
To penetrate or pass through something, such as water or air.
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  1. To penetrate or pass through something, such as water or air.
  2. (Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
  3. To split with a sharp instrument.
In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
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  1. In surgery, to separate different anatomical structures along natural lines by dividing the connective tissue framework.
  2. To examine, analyze, or criticize in minute detail:
  3. To cut apart piece by piece; separate into parts, as a body for purposes of study; anatomize
To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
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  1. To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
  2. To divide by a blow, as with an ax; split
  3. To split with a sharp instrument.
To form or shape by severing or incising:
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  1. To form or shape by severing or incising:
  2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
  3. To perform:
To separate; sever.
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  1. To separate; sever.
  2. To become separated or disunited.
  3. To divide into parts; break up.
To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
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  1. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
To cut through or move through with an action like cutting:
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  1. To cut through or move through with an action like cutting:
  2. To cut from a larger piece:
  3. To cut off as in a slice or slices
To make a slit or slits in.
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  1. To make a slit or slits in.
  2. To cut or split open, esp. by a straight incision
  3. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
To divide and share:
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  1. To divide and share:
  2. To separate (leather, for example) into layers.
  3. To separate, cut, or divide into two or more parts; cause to separate along the grain or length; break into layers
To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
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  1. To print from a block or plate made by such a process.
  2. To cut or incise (a picture, letters, etc.) into a metal plate, wooden block, etc. for printing
  3. To carve text or symbols into (something), usually for the purposes of identification or art.
To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
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  1. To prepare (a metal plate, glass, etc.) in this way, for use in printing such drawings or designs
  2. To impress or delineate clearly:
  3. To cut into the surface of (glass, for example) by the action of acid, especially by coating the surface with wax or another protective layer and drawing lines with a needle and then using the acid to form the lines on the unprotected parts of the surface.
To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.
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  1. To stamp or impress deeply; fix permanently.
  2. To clean barnacles, etc. from (the hull of a wooden ship) and coat with pitch or tar
  3. To impress sharply and clearly; fix permanently
To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
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  1. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
  2. To cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve
  3. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
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