Part of speech:
Capable of transmitting a disease; contagious:
Prevalent and spreading rapidly among many individuals in a community at the same time
To attract and hold:
Bag is to move something into a sack.
To get or bring in as a net; clear as profit, etc.
To ensnare in a web.
The definition of endemic refers to a disease or something that is native to or commonly found within an area.
Morally evil or deadly; pernicious.
Occurring at the same time among an unusually large number of animals in a particular geographic area. Used of a disease.
(Medicine) Epidemic over a wide geographic area and affecting a large proportion of the population:
Capable of causing disease by aggressively interfering with the immune system of the host. Used of a pathogen.
Causing danger; ready to do harm or injury.
Capable of transmission by infection
A finding out or being found out
To be successful in coming or going:
To think of (something) in a particular way; regard:
To view mentally; keep informed about
To attract and delight; entrance.
To entrance is defined as to cast a spell on someone or to fill someone with wonder.
To attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm
To capture and hold someone's interest and attention.
To function as an amulet or charm.
To catch and keep (one's attention, sight, etc.)
To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To come upon unexpectedly or suddenly
To examine or go over carefully for needed repairs.
The definition of intercept is to get in the middle of someone or something and his/its final destination and prevent the person or thing from getting to the final destination.
To know (a person or thing).
To take notice of:
To take as meant or meaning; interpret
To comprehend; understand
To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To take as a model or precedent; imitate:
To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To take in the meaning, nature, or importance of; grasp.
To take hold of with the understanding, that is, to conceive in the mind; to become cognizant of; to understand; to recognize; to consider.
To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
Clutch is defined as to grasp or hold tightly.
To clench is to grasp something tightly, or to press something tightly together such as your teeth or your fist into a tight ball.
To claw is to grab or tear using the nails on a hand or foot.
To take hold of with a hook
To give an abrupt pull to; tug at:
To take up (food) with the beak; peck:
To take or seize hastily, abruptly, or without permission or ceremony.
To take prompt advantage; respond quickly:
To take a trick with (a specified card)
To put under restraint; tie up
(Informal, Dial.) To prepare or intend
To fix or direct steadily:
To secure (a vessel) with an anchor.
(Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
(Heraldry) To draw (as opposed to blazon - to describe in words).
To trap is defined as to catch someone or something.
To cause to feel wonder, astonishment, or amazement, as at something unanticipated:
To be or get in the way of (a bullet or other missile); be killed or wounded by.
To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch):
To grasp or get suddenly with or as with a bite; snatch
To focus the attention or intellect on:
(--- Sports) To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
To cause or allow to get by an obstacle, obstruction, etc.
To grab; snatch.
The definition of marry is to become wedded to someone and become a husband or wife, or the act of pronouncing a couple as wed, or the act of joining two things together.
Land is defined as to bring something back to earth or to shore, or to achieve something or get something.
To get and keep control of; keep from relaxing or lapsing
(Informal) To irritate; annoy:
To get or pick (a number, straw, prize, etc.) at random, as in a lottery
To come to have gradually; acquire:
To detect is defined as to uncover or sense something previously hidden.
To get a monopoly on (a stock or commodity)
(Football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act
Bait means to upset through saying and/or doing something that will annoy or hurt another.
To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
To fool is defined as to trick or lie to.
To expose is defined as to make something visible or make something known.
To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
(Intransitive) To become ill.
To strike forcefully.
To hit on the head
(Slang) To strike forcefully; hit.
To hit or strike.
To strike; hit
To hit, strike, beat, etc.
To strike, explode, etc. loudly
To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
(Sports) To hit a ball, puck, or shuttlecock in a forceful overhand stroke.
To strike heavily, especially with the fist or a bat.
To strike with heavy blows.
To strike forcefully with some implement.
To hit; strike
To knock, bump, or strike
To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
To hinder the activity or free movement of.
(Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
Lodge is defined as to provide or rent a cottage or resort space, to be stuck or caught, or to store something.
Discern is defined as to recognize someone or something as different from someone or something else.
(Educ.) To get a grade of failure; not pass
To say hesitantly or timidly
(Slang) To take (a hallucinogenic drug, barbiturate, etc.) orally
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
Release is defined as to set free or to relieve.
Misplace is to lose something, or to put it in an incorrect location.
To fail to win or gain
(--- Slang) To sell (a narcotic) illegally:
To get free; get away; get out; break loose, as from a prison
Reach is defined as arriving at something, achieving something or giving help or understanding to someone else.
To stir the emotions:
To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
To find out; learn of the existence of; realize
In volleyball, to hit (the ball) forcefully over the net.
Harmful to the mind or morals; corrupting:
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