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To come close to, as in appearance, quality, or condition; approximate:
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  1. To come close to, as in appearance, quality, or condition; approximate:
  2. To come near or nearer, as in space or time:
  3. To begin to deal with or work on:
To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
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  1. To come near or close, as in degree, nature, or quality.
  2. To bring together, as cut edges of tissue.
  3. To come close to; be nearly the same as:
A small fish, the dace.
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  1. A small fish, the dace.
  2. An act of daring; a challenge.
  3. A challenge to do a hard, dangerous, or rash thing, esp. as a test of courage
A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
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  1. A call, command, knock, or other signal that summons
  2. A call by an authority to appear, come, or do something.
  3. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena. A written notice for a person to appear before a court under penalty of having a judgment entered against that person for failing to appear; a written notice to a person to appear for jury duty; a written notice to appear in court to testify as a witness in a case. Synonymous with subpoena.
An act or instance of provoking
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  1. An act or instance of provoking
  2. Something that provokes; a provocative act
  3. (Emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.
An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
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  1. An event, set of circumstances, etc. that proves or tries a person's qualities
  2. (Chem.) A trial or reaction for identifying a substance or ingredient
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
An instance of such a proceeding:
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  1. An instance of such a proceeding:
  2. The act or process of trying, testing, or putting to the proof; test
  3. A preliminary competition or test to determine qualifications, as in a sport.
Any of a series of framelike barriers over which horses or runners must leap in a special race (the hurdles)
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  1. Any of a series of framelike barriers over which horses or runners must leap in a special race (the hurdles)
  2. A movable frame of wattled twigs, osiers, or withes and stakes, or sometimes of iron, used for enclosing land, for folding sheep and cattle, for gates, etc.; also, in fortification, used as revetments, and for other purposes.
  3. A leaping step made off one foot as means of maximizing spring at the end of an approach, as to a dive.
To have enough courage or audacity for some act; be fearless; venture
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  1. To have enough courage or audacity for some act; be fearless; venture
  2. To challenge (someone) to do something hard, dangerous, or rash, esp. as a test of courage
  3. To be courageous or bold enough to:
To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
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  1. To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
  2. To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
  3. To resist or oppose boldly or openly
To call upon to do something
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  1. To call upon to do something
  2. To cause one to think of (something); evoke. Often used with up:
  3. To order to come or appear; call for or send for with authority or urgency
To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
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  1. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
  2. To bring face to face with:
  3. To bring face to face (with)
To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con
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  1. To argue or debate (a question); discuss pro and con
  2. To argue; debate
  3. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
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  1. To determine the qualifications, aptitude, or skills of by means of questions or exercises:
  2. To question formally, as to elicit facts or information; interrogate:
  3. To study or analyze:
(Obs.) To attack physically
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  1. (Obs.) To attack physically
  2. To attack as false or questionable; challenge in argument:
  3. To attack by argument or criticism; oppose or challenge as false or questionable
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
To subject to a test; try
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  1. To subject to a test; try
  2. To give or undergo a diagnostic test or a test of quality, function, etc.
  3. To undergo a test.
A small fish, the dace.
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  1. A small fish, the dace.
  2. An act of daring; a challenge.
  3. A challenge to do a hard, dangerous, or rash thing, esp. as a test of courage
The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
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  1. The feeling, or spirit of being defiant.
  2. Intentionally contemptuous behavior or attitude; readiness to contend or resist.
  3. The act or an example of defying; bold resistance to an opposing force or authority.
Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
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  1. Something that provokes; esp., a cause of resentment or irritation
  2. An act or instance of provoking
  3. (Emergency medicine) The second step in OPQRST regarding the investigation of what makes the symptoms MOI or NOI improve or deteriorate.
An act or instance of demurring
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  1. An act or instance of demurring
  2. An objection.
  3. An objection raised or exception taken
An objection or a criticism:
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  1. An objection or a criticism:
  2. One that is excepted, especially a case that does not conform to a rule or generalization.
  3. A case to which a rule, general principle, etc. does not apply
A statement presented in opposition:
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  1. A statement presented in opposition:
  2. A statement expressing opposition, or a reason or cause for expressing opposition (generally followed by the adposition to).
  3. (--- Law) The formal registration of protest against the admission of a piece of evidence at trial, on the grounds of some legal defect.
A written declaration by the master of a ship attesting to the fact that damages or losses were sustained from unavoidable natural causes, and rejecting any liability of the officers and crew
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  1. A written declaration by the master of a ship attesting to the fact that damages or losses were sustained from unavoidable natural causes, and rejecting any liability of the officers and crew
  2. (Law) A declaration of objection and reservation of rights, made when action would otherwise imply consent or agreement:
  3. A formal declaration of disapproval or objection issued by a concerned person, group, or organization.
The act of protesting
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  1. The act of protesting
  2. A strong or formal expression of dissent.
  3. A protest; objection
A document setting forth certain points or listing complaints, grievances, etc.
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  1. A document setting forth certain points or listing complaints, grievances, etc.
  2. An expression of protest, complaint, or reproof, especially a formal statement of grievances.
  3. A remonstration; disapproval; a formal, usually written, protest or objection.
The black-crowned night heron
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  1. The black-crowned night heron
  2. A noisy complaint.
  3. (Informal) A loud, raucous complaint or protest
Any of various moves in dance in which the leg is extended from the body.
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  1. Any of various moves in dance in which the leg is extended from the body.
  2. (Informal) An objection; complaint
  3. (Slang) A complaint; a protest.
To have the courage required for:
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  1. To have the courage required for:
  2. To challenge (someone) to do something hard, dangerous, or rash, esp. as a test of courage
  3. To be courageous or bold enough to:
To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
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  1. To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
  2. To resist or oppose boldly or openly
  3. To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
A tuft or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants, such as barley and wheat. The individual strands of a beard are attached to a sepal or petal.
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  1. A tuft or group of hairs or bristles on certain plants, such as barley and wheat. The individual strands of a beard are attached to a sepal or petal.
  2. To furnish with a beard.
  3. To face or oppose courageously or brazenly, as if grasping by the beard; defy
To defy; dare
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  1. To defy; dare
  2. To make a courageous show or put up a stalwart front.
  3. To endure or face courageously:
To have the courage required for:
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  1. To have the courage required for:
  2. To be courageous or bold enough to do or try something:
  3. To oppose and defy; face
To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
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  1. To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
  2. To resist completely in a baffling way
  3. To oppose or resist with boldness and assurance:
To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
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  1. To line or trim the edge of, especially with contrasting material:
  2. To occupy a position with the face toward:
  3. To bring or to be brought face to face with:
To have a front; face onto something else:
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  1. To have a front; face onto something else:
  2. To serve as a front for.
  3. To face; be opposite to
(Intransitive) To be almost like some other thing.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be almost like some other thing.
To equal in some way; be a match for
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  1. To equal in some way; be a match for
  2. (Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
  3. To be a competitor or rival; compete.
(Idiomatic) To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To approach or come close to something; to border or be on the edge of something.
To voice opposition; object:
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  1. To voice opposition; object:
  2. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
  3. To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
To leave out; exclude:
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  1. To leave out; exclude:
  2. (Now Rare) To object; take exception
  3. To object:
To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
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  1. To reason earnestly with someone in an effort to dissuade or correct; remonstrate.
  2. To reason with a person earnestly, objecting to that person's actions or intentions; remonstrate (with)
  3. To say in protest; object:
To make a violent verbal attack; talk or write bitterly (against); rail
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  1. To make a violent verbal attack; talk or write bitterly (against); rail
  2. To give vent to angry disapproval; protest vehemently.
To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection:
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  1. To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection:
  2. To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism:
  3. To bring forward as a reason, instance, etc.; adduce
To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
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  1. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
  2. To express disapproval; object; dissent
  3. (Law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
To say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
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  1. To say or plead in protest, objection, complaint, etc.
  2. (Obs.) To point out; show; demonstrate
  3. To present and urge reasons in opposition or complaint; protest; object; expostulate
To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
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  1. To drive or move (a ball, etc.) by striking with the foot
  2. To oppose by argument; protest.
  3. (Informal) To object strongly; complain; grumble
To utter a harsh scream; screech.
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  1. To utter a harsh scream; screech.
  2. To utter a loud, harsh cry, as a parrot or chicken does
  3. (Informal) To complain or protest noisily or peevishly.
(Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
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  1. (Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
  2. To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility:
  3. To resist stubbornly and obstinately; balk.
To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
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  1. To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
  2. To contend; struggle (with or against)
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
To strive against; resist:
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  1. To strive against; resist:
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To be or act in contention or conflict with:
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  1. To be or act in contention or conflict with:
  2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  3. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
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  1. To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
  2. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
  3. (Law) To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
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