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The amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
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  1. The amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
  2. The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
  3. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take:
(Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
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  1. (Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
  2. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
  3. The number of points attributed to a competitor or team.
Something that has been taken
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  1. Something that has been taken
  2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
  3. An attempt or a try:
Any person or thing considered very valuable
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  1. Any person or thing considered very valuable
  2. One considered especially precious or valuable:
  3. Accumulated or stored wealth in the form of money, jewels, or other valuables:
(Chiefly Southern US) Something used as a lever or for prying.
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  1. (Chiefly Southern US) Something used as a lever or for prying.
  2. Something won in a game of chance, lottery, etc.
  3. Something taken by force; esp., a captured enemy ship and its cargo
(Comput.) A storage area or portion of memory variously designed to store program instructions, copies of recently or frequently accessed Web pages, etc. for faster retrieval
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  1. (Comput.) A storage area or portion of memory variously designed to store program instructions, copies of recently or frequently accessed Web pages, etc. for faster retrieval
  2. An amount of goods or valuables, especially when kept in a concealed or hard-to-reach place:
  3. An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.
A lion's skin, deer's head, etc. displayed as evidence of hunting prowess
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  1. A lion's skin, deer's head, etc. displayed as evidence of hunting prowess
  2. A prize or memento, such as a cup or plaque, received as a symbol of victory, especially in sports.
  3. Something taken from the enemy and kept as a memorial of victory, as captured arms
Anything seized by force or robbery; plunder
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  1. Anything seized by force or robbery; plunder
  2. A valuable prize, award, or gain.
  3. Plunder taken from an enemy in time of war.
The collection of animals typically hunted and eaten by a predator:
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  1. The collection of animals typically hunted and eaten by a predator:
  2. A person or thing that falls victim to someone or something
  3. One that is deceived or taken advantage of by another:
An object of pursuit:
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  1. An object of pursuit:
  2. A rich or productive source:
  3. Hunted animals considered as a group; game.
A way or quality of playing in competition
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  1. A way or quality of playing in competition
  2. A period of competition or challenge:
  3. (Mathematics) A model of a competitive situation that identifies interested parties and stipulates rules governing all aspects of the competition, used in game theory to determine the optimal course of action for an interested party.
A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
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  1. A container of flexible material, such as paper, plastic, or leather, that is used for carrying or storing items.
  2. (Slang) A woman considered ugly or unkempt.
  3. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
A rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore.
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  1. A rich mine, vein, or pocket of ore.
  2. A source of great wealth or prosperity.
Something that is conventionally accepted as good beyond doubt.
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  1. Something that is conventionally accepted as good beyond doubt.
A raisin, when used in pudding or cake
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  1. A raisin, when used in pudding or cake
  2. A raisin, when added to a pudding or cake.
  3. Something choice or desirable; specif., a well-paying job
The act of finding
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  1. The act of finding
  2. Something found, esp. something interesting or valuable
  3. Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery:
A male given name, a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name.
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  1. A male given name, a variant of Jewell, or from "jewel" like the female name.
  2. A small natural or artificial gem used as a bearing in a watch.
  3. A small gem or hard, gemlike bit, used as one of the bearings in a watch
Something discovered.
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  1. Something discovered.
  2. (Law) Any pretrial procedures, as the taking of depositions, for compelling the disclosure of pertinent factual information
  3. In litigation, the compulsory release by a party of documents and other evidence sought by the other party, under rules set by the court. Means of discovery include depositions, written interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests to produce documents or to inspect property. See also disclosure. In litigation, the compulsory release by a party of documents and other evidence sought by the other party, under rules set by the court. Means of discovery include depositions, written interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests to produce documents or to inspect property. See also disclosure.
Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection:
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  1. Something that is valued for its beauty or perfection:
  2. Anything prized for its beauty and value, esp. if small and perfect of its kind
  3. A pearl or mineral that has been cut and polished for use as an ornament.
The personification of conquest, (also known as Pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
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  1. The personification of conquest, (also known as Pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
  2. A person who has been seduced by another.
  3. A person or group whose affection or admiration has been gained:
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. (Chiefly Southern US) Something used as a lever or for prying.
  3. Something seized by force or taken as booty, especially an enemy ship and its cargo captured at sea during wartime.
A member of any of the further sets of mathematical objects defined in terms of such numbers, such as negative integers, real numbers, and complex numbers.
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  1. A member of any of the further sets of mathematical objects defined in terms of such numbers, such as negative integers, real numbers, and complex numbers.
  2. A symbol or word used to represent a number.
  3. (Slang) A person or thing singled out for a particular characteristic:
An object that is one member of a group or class:
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  1. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  2. The quantity or size, as of cloth or wallpaper, that is manufactured as a unit
  3. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
A large piece, lump, or slice of bread, meat, etc.; chunk
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  1. A large piece, lump, or slice of bread, meat, etc.; chunk
  2. (Slang) A physically attractive man, usually with a well-developed physique.
  3. A sexually attractive man, esp. one who is large and well-built
A man considered to be extremely attractive to women.
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  1. A man considered to be extremely attractive to women.
(Astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
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  1. (Astronomy) The process by which a massive body, such as a star or planet, draws and holds another body in gravitational orbit.
  2. One that has been seized, caught, or won; a catch or prize.
  3. A taking or being taken by force, surprise, or skill, as enemy troops, an opponent's piece in chess, etc.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  3. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court. The act of confiscating a person’s property by legal process; a forcible taking of property into custody by a court.
The act of one who grasps or covets.
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  1. The act of one who grasps or covets.
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. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
Something that has been taken
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  1. Something that has been taken
  2. The act or process of taking
  3. An interpretation or assessment, as of an event:
An act of such theft or larceny.
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  1. An act of such theft or larceny.
  2. Theft or larceny:
Something uncovered; a revelation.
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  1. Something uncovered; a revelation.
  2. The act or process of revealing or uncovering.
  3. The release of information about a person or entity. Of a corporation, the filing of documents and statements required by law; in litigation, the release of documents and other information subpoenaed or otherwise sought by the other side. See also discovery. The release of information about a person or entity. Of a corporation, the filing of documents and statements required by law; in litigation, the release of documents and other information subpoenaed or otherwise sought by the other side. See also discovery.
The act by which something is uncovered.
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  1. The act by which something is uncovered.
A cone-shaped roll of thread or yarn coiled round a spindle
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  1. A cone-shaped roll of thread or yarn coiled round a spindle
  2. A cone-shaped or cylindrical roll of yarn or thread wound on a spindle.
  3. One that regulates certain behaviors or actions:
Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
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  1. Any thing or part shaped or bulging like a bag
  2. (Slang) A woman considered ugly or unkempt.
  3. An amount of game taken or legally permitted to be taken.
The amount taken up at one time by a scoop
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  1. The amount taken up at one time by a scoop
  2. The act or motion of taking up with or as with a scoop
  3. A kitchen utensil used to take up sugar, flour, etc.
A person with whom such an acquaintance is formed
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  1. A person with whom such an acquaintance is formed
  2. One that is picked up, especially:
  3. (--- Sports) The act of striking or fielding a ball after it has touched the ground:
Any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted
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  1. Any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted
  2. A sudden attempt to grasp or hold something:
  3. A sudden, often unscrupulous taking control or ownership of something:
The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
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  1. The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
  2. The amount of fish taken in a single pull of a net
  3. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take:
A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
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  1. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
  2. A distinctive band, as of a different color or texture, around the neck of an animal, bird, etc.
  3. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
Anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming
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  1. Anything that prevents or lessens full satisfaction; shortcoming
  2. Money paid back from a charge previously made; refund, esp. of import duties when the taxed commodities are later exported
  3. A disadvantage; something that detracts or takes away.
An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
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  1. An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
  2. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
  3. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
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  1. An act of jugglery or sleight of hand; also, an illusion of the kind created by legerdemain
  2. (Card Games) The cards (one from each player) played and won in a single round
  3. A mischievous action; a prank:
A crossword puzzle.
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  1. A crossword puzzle.
  2. A game for one person that is more or less difficult to work out or complete.
  3. Something, such as a game, toy, or problem, that requires ingenuity and often persistence in solving or assembling.
Any puzzling question or problem
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  1. Any puzzling question or problem
  2. A paradoxical, insoluble, or difficult problem; a dilemma:
  3. A riddle whose answer contains a pun (Ex.: What's the difference between a jeweler and a jailer? One sells watches and the other watches cells.)
Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
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  1. Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
  2. A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
  3. (Football) A running play in which the ball carrier advances through a hole in the defensive line created by allowing a defensive lineman to penetrate the backfield.
A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
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  1. A fastening or catch; thing or part used to connect or join together
  2. A kind of knot that can be easily undone, for fastening a line as to a ring or pole
  3. A device used to connect one thing to another:
An act or remark that annoys or hurts another.
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  1. An act or remark that annoys or hurts another.
  2. A substance or preparation applied by rubbing, especially:
  3. A seasoning made of ground spices and herbs, applied to the surface of meat, fish, or vegetables before cooking.
(--- Informal) An annoying or inept person:
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  1. (--- Informal) An annoying or inept person:
  2. (Slang) A person, fellow, etc.; esp., one deserving contempt, as because of being foolish, inept, or disagreeable
  3. An extra playing card, usually with a conventionalized picture of a court jester on it, used in some games as the highest trump or as a wild card
(Informal) A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
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  1. (Informal) A sudden, surprising turn of events or ending; a twist.
  2. (Slang) A surprise ending, ironic twist, etc.
  3. One that kicks:
A puzzling situation or problem; an enigma.
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  1. A puzzling situation or problem; an enigma.
  2. One who solves puzzles as a hobby.
  3. (Video games) A video game in which the player is presented with (usually abstract) puzzles to solve.
A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
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  1. A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
  2. A curved line or similar graphic representation showing variations occurring or expected to occur in prices, business conditions, group achievements, etc.
  3. (Baseball) A curve ball.
A secret means of controlling a gambling device
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  1. A secret means of controlling a gambling device
  2. A small object whose name does not come readily to mind.
  3. An attention-getting device or feature, typically superficial, designed to promote the success of a product, campaign, etc.
(Music, in the plural) Collectively, the stringed instruments in an orchestra.
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  1. (Music, in the plural) Collectively, the stringed instruments in an orchestra.
  2. (In the plural) Conditions, especially undesirable ones.
  3. Plural form of string
A fastening for a window, etc.
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  1. A fastening for a window, etc.
  2. A fastening, as for a door or gate, typically consisting of a bar that fits into a notch or slot and is lifted from either side by a lever or string.
  3. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
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  1. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
  2. A grip or grasp of the hand.
  3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
The sound of heavy footsteps
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  1. The sound of heavy footsteps
  2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie:
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  1. A thin, crisp, usually circular cookie:
  2. Any clasp or fastening that closes with a click or snap
  3. A snap bean.
(Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
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  1. (Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
  2. To get (a small amount of sleep).
  3. To accept or take advantage of a chance, etc. eagerly
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To come to a halt:
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  1. To come to a halt:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
To catch or grab quickly
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  1. To catch or grab quickly
  2. To tear, break, hinder, or destroy by or as if by a snag:
  3. To become caught or impeded by a sharp projection, a difficulty, etc.
To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
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  1. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
  2. To take hurriedly:
  3. To seize or snatch suddenly; take roughly and quickly
To open (a lock) without the use of a key.
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  1. To open (a lock) without the use of a key.
  2. To provoke:
  3. To take up (food) with the beak; peck:
To pull at (the strings of a musical instrument) and release quickly with little jerking movements of the fingers
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  1. To pull at (the strings of a musical instrument) and release quickly with little jerking movements of the fingers
  2. To pull off or out; pick
  3. To give an abrupt pull to; tug at:
(Slang) To work as a prostitute
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  1. (Slang) To work as a prostitute
  2. (Slang) To take strong hold of; captivate:
  3. To take hold of with a hook
To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
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  1. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
  2. To involve in or as in a tangle; catch, as in a net, vine, etc., so that escape is difficult; ensnare
  3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
A sharp, curved nail at the end of a toe of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
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  1. A sharp, curved nail at the end of a toe of a mammal, reptile, or bird.
  2. A pincer, as of a lobster or crab, used for grasping.
To clinch (a bolt, for example).
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  1. To clinch (a bolt, for example).
  2. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
  3. To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly.
To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
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  1. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  2. To hold in a tight embrace.
  3. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
To reach for and try to seize
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  1. To reach for and try to seize
  2. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
  3. To take hold of eagerly or greedily; seize
(Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To become tense with anxiety, fear, etc.
  2. To grasp and hold tightly:
  3. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
To give a grip to
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  1. To give a grip to
  2. To get and hold the attention of
  3. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
To understand or realize:
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  1. To understand or realize:
  2. To get into one's hands or possession; grab or obtain:
  3. To grab or hold onto something:
To attach oneself to.
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To cover with or as with a glove
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  1. To cover with or as with a glove
  2. (Baseball) To catch (a ball) with a glove
  3. To don gloves, as before performing an operation on a patient.
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To succeed in preserving in lasting form:
  3. To attract and hold:
To dress with ornaments; to adorn; said especially of horses.
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  1. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; said especially of horses.
  2. To catch (a batted ball in baseball or a thrown ball in football) just as it rebounds from the ground rather than just before it strikes the ground
  3. To deceive or trick by means of a scheme or plan.
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
  3. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
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  1. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  2. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  3. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
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  1. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
  2. (Nautical) To bind (a rope) to another, or to a spar, with turns of small line.
  3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
To tempt or attract into a situation, esp. one that is dangerous, risky, etc.
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  1. To tempt or attract into a situation, esp. one that is dangerous, risky, etc.
  2. To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
  3. To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch):
To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
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  1. To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
  2. To trap or snare with or as with a net
  3. To catch by means of a net.
To pack items in a bag.
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  1. To pack items in a bag.
  2. To hang loosely:
  3. To put into a bag:
To grab; snatch.
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  1. To grab; snatch.
  2. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
  3. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
To come upon unexpectedly or suddenly
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  1. To come upon unexpectedly or suddenly
  2. To catch up with; draw even or level with.
  3. To catch up with and, often, go beyond
To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of:
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  1. To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of:
  2. To seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or interrupt the course of; cut off
  3. (Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
To check thoroughly for needed repairs
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  1. To check thoroughly for needed repairs
  2. To make the repairs, adjustments, etc. needed to restore (a motor, etc.) to good working order
  3. To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
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  1. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
  2. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
  3. To get in touch with, as by telephone
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:
To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
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  1. To come across; to encounter; to stumble upon; to discover or find, especially by chance or accident.
(Idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To interrupt (someone speaking).
  2. To stop providing funds to someone.
  3. To end abruptly.
To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
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  1. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
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  1. To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
  2. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  3. To get, acquire, or incur
(Idiomatic) To contract or get; to show symptoms of an illness.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To contract or get; to show symptoms of an illness.
To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need:
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  1. To make available and effective to fulfill a particular end or need:
  2. To come into being or activity; occur or happen
  3. To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate:
To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself:
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  1. To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself:
  2. To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
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  1. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To subtract:
To encounter or discover suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares:
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  1. To encounter or discover suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares:
  2. To cause to feel wonder or astonishment by being unexpected
  3. To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated:
To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
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  1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
  2. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
  3. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
To experience or feel:
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  1. To experience or feel:
  2. To get sight or knowledge of; perceive; learn
  3. To furnish; supply:
To make known (something discreditable).
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  1. To make known (something discreditable).
  2. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  3. To allow to be seen; disclose; reveal; exhibit; display
To act like a fool; be silly
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  1. To act like a fool; be silly
  2. (Informal) To speak or act facetiously or in jest; joke:
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.
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  1. To deceive or cheat by using a hoax.
  2. To deceive with a hoax
  1. To entangle; to enmesh.
  2. To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
  3. To catch in or as in a snare; trap
(Intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
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  1. (Intransitive) To commit an error, make a mistake.
  2. (Intransitive) To fall or stumble.
  3. To cause (someone) to commit an error, trick into a mistake.
(Sports) To use a snowboard, skateboard, surfboard, or similar item.
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  1. (Sports) To use a snowboard, skateboard, surfboard, or similar item.
  2. (Sports) To force (an opposing hockey player) into the boards with a body check.
  3. To get on (a train, bus, airplane, etc.)
To take a trick with (a specified card)
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  1. To take a trick with (a specified card)
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To assure the success of:
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To undertake, make, or perform:
  3. To make or put forth (a resolution or objection) as the result of thought
To take hurriedly:
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  1. To take hurriedly:
  2. (Informal) To get or take quickly
  3. To make a grasping or snatching motion:
(Bridge) To raise (the bid) by making a jump bid
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  1. (Bridge) To raise (the bid) by making a jump bid
  2. To take prompt advantage; respond quickly:
  3. To make a jump bid in bridge.
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To attract and hold:
  3. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
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  1. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
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  1. To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
  2. To bring in or yield as profit.
  3. To get or bring in as a net; clear as profit, etc.
To bring to a halt; stop
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  1. To bring to a halt; stop
  2. To take into custody; capture
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
To kill in or as in hunting
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  1. To kill in or as in hunting
  2. To swell like a full bag
  3. (Slang) To quit, forgo, or give up on
To detect and expose:
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  1. To detect and expose:
  2. (Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
  3. (Slang) To strike or bring down:
To cause by some unexpected action to do or say something unintended
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  1. To cause by some unexpected action to do or say something unintended
  2. To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated:
  3. To encounter or discover suddenly or unexpectedly; take or catch unawares:
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To give a blow or blows; strike
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  1. To give a blow or blows; strike
  2. (Baseball) To get (a specified result) while batting the ball
  3. (Sports) To bite on or take (bait or a lure). Used of a fish.
To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
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  1. To discover (a distant or obscure object) by the eye; to espy; to discern or detect.
  2. To catch sight of; discern (distant or obscure objects)
  3. To discover by careful observation or scrutiny; detect:
To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
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  1. To discover or ascertain the existence, presence, or fact of.
  2. To catch or discover, as in a misdeed
  3. To learn something hidden and often improper about:
To perceive or recognize the difference
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  1. To perceive or recognize the difference
  2. To perceive with the eyes; detect or distinguish:
  3. To separate (a thing) mentally from another or others; recognize as separate or different
To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
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  1. To catch sight of (something that is distant, partially hidden, or obscure); glimpse.
  2. (Intransitive) To look or search narrowly; to look about; to watch; to take notice; to spy.
  3. To catch sight of; to perceive with the eyes; to discover, as a distant object partly concealed, or not obvious to notice; to see at a glance; to discern unexpectedly; to spy; as, to espy land; to espy a man in a crowd.
To appear by glimpses.
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  1. To appear by glimpses.
  2. To look quickly; glance (at)
  3. To see or view briefly or incompletely.
To determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
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  1. To determine the location of (a target, the enemy, etc.)
  2. To pick out; detect; see; recognize
  3. To become marked with spots:
To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
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  1. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
  2. To catch sight of; see:
  3. To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
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  1. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
  2. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
  3. To snatch or seize (at)
To snatch or try to snatch something
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  1. To snatch or try to snatch something
  2. To capture or restrain; arrest.
  3. (Informal) To get or take quickly
To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
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  1. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
  2. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
  3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
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  1. To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
  2. To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
  3. To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
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  1. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
  2. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
  3. To grab; snatch.
To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
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  1. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  2. To take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
  3. To move quickly; dart.
To strike sharply by releasing one end of something held under tension
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  1. To strike sharply by releasing one end of something held under tension
  2. To give way suddenly under strain, as nerves, resistance, etc.
  3. With a snap.
To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
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  1. To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
  2. (Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
  3. To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
To aim a stroke or blow:
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  1. To aim a stroke or blow:
  2. To dismantle and pack up for departure:
  3. To engage in a strike against an employer.
To come to a halt:
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  1. To come to a halt:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
To hook (a fish that has taken the bait) by a pull on the line.
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  1. To hook (a fish that has taken the bait) by a pull on the line.
  2. To take part in a fight or struggle (for some objective)
  3. To take down (a tent, etc.)
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To start growing; root or germinate:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To allow (passengers) on board.
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  1. To allow (passengers) on board.
  2. To come alongside (a ship), esp. with hostile purpose
  3. To enter or go aboard (a vehicle or ship).
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To start growing; root or germinate:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To provide a basis for; establish or found:
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  1. To provide a basis for; establish or found:
  2. To cause to feel attached or secure:
  3. To secure (a vessel) with an anchor.
To hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something
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  1. To hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something
  2. To make fast or secure:
  3. To take a firm hold (on or upon); seize; cling
(--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
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  1. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
  2. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  3. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
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  1. To make fast (a vessel, for example) by means of cables, anchors, or lines:
  2. To secure a vessel or aircraft with lines or anchors.
  3. To secure or fix firmly.
To make certain; ensure:
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  1. To make certain; ensure:
  2. To bring about; effect:
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To put into a stable or unalterable form:
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  1. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  2. To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
  3. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
To rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
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  1. To rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
  2. To live (with another or in another's home) as a paying guest
  3. To come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed
To kill by piercing:
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  1. To kill by piercing:
  2. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
  3. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult