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An order for the payment of a specified amount of money, usually issued and payable at a bank or post office.
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  1. An order for the payment of a specified amount of money, usually issued and payable at a bank or post office.
  2. An order for the payment of a specified sum of money, as one issued for a fee at one post office, telegraph office, or bank and payable at another
The choosing or taking of an individual or individuals from a group for some special purpose, esp. for compulsory military service
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  1. The choosing or taking of an individual or individuals from a group for some special purpose, esp. for compulsory military service
  2. The demand made by a political party for a person to accept, sometimes reluctantly, a candidacy
  3. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds.
A letter from a bank asking that the holder of the letter be allowed to draw specified sums of money from other banks or agencies, to be charged to the account of the writer of the letter
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  1. A letter from a bank asking that the holder of the letter be allowed to draw specified sums of money from other banks or agencies, to be charged to the account of the writer of the letter
  2. A financial instrument, typically issued by a bank, in which the issuing institution commits to pay a draft presented by a third party in a specified format or meeting certain criteria. A financial instrument, typically issued by a bank, in which the issuing institution commits to pay a draft presented by a third party in a specified format or meeting certain criteria.
  3. (Finance, banking) A document, used primarily in trade finance and issued generally by a financial institution, in which the institution promises to pay debts up to a certain limit to be acquired by the beneficiary against delivery of documents specified in the letter.
An internationally redeemable draft issued by a major financial services company in various denominations and payable only upon the purchaser's endorsement against the original signature on the draft.
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  1. An internationally redeemable draft issued by a major financial services company in various denominations and payable only upon the purchaser's endorsement against the original signature on the draft.
  2. (US) A check (draft), requiring a specimen signature and a countersignature; this is usually prepaid and drawn against the bank's own funds, rather than drawn against the signatory's account.
A check drawn by a bank on its own funds and signed by the bank's cashier.
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  1. A check drawn by a bank on its own funds and signed by the bank's cashier.
  2. A check (draft) whose drawer is its drawee.
A check available at a bank for the use of depositors in making withdrawals
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  1. A check available at a bank for the use of depositors in making withdrawals
The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
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  1. The characteristic vocal sound made by a songbird or other animal:
  2. A brief informal letter:
  3. A promissory note.
The sending of money to someone at a distance.
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  1. The sending of money to someone at a distance.
  2. A payment to a remote recipient.
  3. Money sent home, as to relatives, by persons working abroad
The process of changing from a gas to a solid without passing through an intermediate liquid phase. Carbon dioxide, at a pressure of one atmosphere, undergoes deposition at about −78 degrees Celsius.
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  1. The process of changing from a gas to a solid without passing through an intermediate liquid phase. Carbon dioxide, at a pressure of one atmosphere, undergoes deposition at about −78 degrees Celsius.
  2. The act of depositing, especially the laying down of matter by a natural process.
  3. (Law) The testimony of a witness made under oath, but not in open court, and written down to be used when the case comes to trial
A device used to adjust or control
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  1. A device used to adjust or control
  2. A restraining device, measure, or limit; a curb:
  3. Authority or ability to manage or direct:
Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
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  1. Something that restricts or restrains; a restraint:
  2. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
  3. Legal limit
A type of bit having such a chain or strap
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  1. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  2. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
  3. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
A means of restraining or checking:
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  1. A means of restraining or checking:
  2. Either of two long narrow straps attached to each end of the bit of a bridle and used by a rider or driver to control a horse or other animal:
  3. A narrow strap of leather attached to each end of the bit in the mouth of a horse, and held by the rider or driver to control the animal
An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
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  1. An oath or declaration required as proof of one's orthodoxy, loyalty, etc.
  2. A method, process, or means used in making such an examination or trial
  3. A procedure for critical evaluation; a means of determining the presence, quality, or truth of something; a trial:
Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
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  1. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
  2. Critical examination
  3. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description.
A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
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  1. A careful search or examination; systematic inquiry
  2. The act or process of investigating:
  3. A careful examination or search in order to discover facts or gain information.
A statement of the results of this process
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  1. A statement of the results of this process
  2. The separation of a substance into its constituent elements, usually by chemical means, for the study and identification of each component. &diamf3; Qualitative analysis determines what substances are present in a compound. &diamf3; Quantitative analysis determines how much of each substance is present in a compound.
  3. (Chemistry) The separation of a substance into its constituent elements to determine either their nature (qualitative analysis) or their proportions (quantitative analysis).
A staff with a cross at the top, carried before an archbishop as a sign of his authority
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  1. A staff with a cross at the top, carried before an archbishop as a sign of his authority
  2. A pass made into the center of the field to a player in position to score, especially in soccer.
  3. (Christianity) The sign of the cross.
(Informal) One's divorced husband or wife
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  1. (Informal) One's divorced husband or wife
  2. The letter X
  3. A former spouse or partner.
A conventional figure or device that stands for a word, phrase, or operation; a symbol, as in mathematics or in musical notation.
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  1. A conventional figure or device that stands for a word, phrase, or operation; a symbol, as in mathematics or in musical notation.
  2. An act or gesture used to convey an idea, a desire, information, or a command:
  3. A displayed structure bearing lettering or symbols, used to identify or advertise a place of business:
(Bridge) The horizontal line on a score sheet below which are recorded points that count toward a game and above which, all other points
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  1. (Bridge) The horizontal line on a score sheet below which are recorded points that count toward a game and above which, all other points
  2. The information itself:
  3. (Sports) A foul line.
A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
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  1. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
  2. (Mech.) Any of a series of continuous, often reciprocating, movements; specif., a single movement of a piston from one end of its range to the other, constituting a half revolution of the engine
  3. A printed line in a graphic character that resembles such a mark.
The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
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  1. The total number of points made by each competitor or side in a contest, either final or at a given stage:
  2. (Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
  3. A line drawn or scratched, often to mark a starting point, etc.
A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
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  1. A tiny round mark made by or as if by a pointed instrument; a spot.
  2. In Morse and similar codes, the short sound or signal used in combination with the dash and silent intervals to represent letters, numbers, or punctuation.
  3. A tiny spot, speck, or mark, esp. one made with or as with a pointed object
Any of numerous textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan.
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  1. Any of numerous textile patterns consisting of stripes of varying widths and colors crossed at right angles against a solid background, each forming a distinctive design worn by the members of a Scottish clan.
  2. Any tartan pattern
  3. A twilled wool fabric or garment having such a pattern.
Needlework consisting of varicolored patches of material sewn together, as in a quilt.
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  1. Needlework consisting of varicolored patches of material sewn together, as in a quilt.
  2. A quilt or other covering made of patches of cloth, etc. sewn together at their edges
  3. Any kind of creation that utilizes many different aspects to create one, whole piece.
Anything used as a quilt
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  1. Anything used as a quilt
  2. A bed covering consisting of two layers of fabric stitched together, with insulation between, often having a decorative design.
  3. A thick protective cover similar to or suggestive of a quilt.
A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
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  1. A folded piece of absorbent material, such as paper or cloth, that is placed between a baby's legs and fastened at the waist to contain excretions.
  2. A piece of absorbent material with a waterproof outer layer, having the same function but intended to be discarded after a single use
  3. A soft, absorbent cloth folded and arranged between the legs and around the waist of a baby to absorb and contain excretions
A square board with 64 squares of two alternating colors, used in checkers and chess
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  1. A square board with 64 squares of two alternating colors, used in checkers and chess
  2. A board, usually square, covered with such a pattern; especially such a board with 64 squares, used to play chess and draughts / checkers.
  3. A pattern of squares of alternating colours.
A textile design of small broken checks.
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  1. A textile design of small broken checks.
  2. A pattern of broken checks, used in woven material for jackets, shirts, etc.
Repercussion, or beating back.
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  1. Repercussion, or beating back.
  2. A sudden resistance or refusal.
  3. An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
(Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
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  1. (Sports) The act of impeding another player in violation of the rules, as when a player impedes the progress of an opponent not in possession of the puck in ice hockey.
  2. Something that obstructs; an obstacle:
  3. The act of obstructing:
Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
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  1. Effort, especially when inconvenient or bothersome:
  2. A state of distress, affliction, difficulty, or need:
  3. A condition of pain, disease, or malfunction:
To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
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  1. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
  2. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  3. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To interfere with action or progress.
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  1. To interfere with action or progress.
  2. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  3. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  3. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
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  1. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  2. To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
  3. To become moderate
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
(Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
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  1. (Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
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  1. To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
  2. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
  3. To reduce the tension of; relax; loosen
To brace or support with a stay or stays
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  1. To brace or support with a stay or stays
  2. To keep up in a race or contest:
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
  3. To hold back or keep in check; control:
To reduce the air intake of (a carburetor), thereby enriching the fuel mixture.
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  1. To reduce the air intake of (a carburetor), thereby enriching the fuel mixture.
  2. To prevent someone from breathing by strangling or filling the windpipe.
  3. To prevent from breathing by blocking the windpipe; suffocate; smother; stifle; often, specif., to prevent from breathing by squeezing the throat of; strangle
(Intransitive) To form a bottleneck.
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  1. (Intransitive) To form a bottleneck.
  2. To slow down or impede by creating an obstruction.
  3. An abrupt and severe reduction in the number of individuals during the history of a species, resulting in the loss of diversity from the gene pool. The generations following the bottleneck are more genetically homogenous than would otherwise be expected. Bottlenecks often occur in consequence of a catastrophic event.
To cause or to come to a deadlock
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  1. To cause or to come to a deadlock
To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
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  1. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
  2. (Med.) To prevent the transmission of impulses in (a nerve), esp. by anesthetizing
  3. (--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
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  1. To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
  2. To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
  3. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
To make or become weak or weaker
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  1. To make or become weak or weaker
  2. (Intransitive) To become weaker.
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
  1. Break
  2. To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
  3. To reduce the speed of with or as if with a brake.
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To hold back, refuse to give or share
  3. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
To join by a cog or cogs
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  1. To join by a cog or cogs
  2. To cheat, especially at dice.
  3. To load or manipulate (dice) fraudulently.
To provide a basis for; establish or found:
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  1. To provide a basis for; establish or found:
  2. To be or become fixed
  3. To cause to feel attached or secure:
Alternative spelling of rein in.
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  1. Alternative spelling of rein in.
  2. (Idiomatic) To stop or slow something, by exercising control.
  3. To stop or slow a horse by pulling the reins
To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
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  1. To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
  2. To control or restrain:
  3. To curb or control with or as with a bridle
To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
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  1. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
  2. To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
  3. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
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  1. To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  2. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  3. To restrain; check; control
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To keep under control
  3. To hold back or keep in check; control:
(Chess) To place in checkmate
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  1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
  2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
  3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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  1. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
  2. To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit:
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  1. To deprive of confidence, hope, or spirit:
  2. To prevent or try to prevent by disapproving or raising objections or obstacles
  3. To try to prevent by expressing disapproval or raising objections:
To drive back; repel:
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  1. To drive back; repel:
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
  3. To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
(Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
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  1. (Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
  2. (Medicine) To counteract the effect of (a drug or toxin).
  3. To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
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  1. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
  2. To fasten with or as with a bar
  3. To oppose, prevent, or forbid, as by legal action
To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.
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  1. To reduce the incidence or severity of a condition or symptom.
  2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
  3. (Electronics) To eliminate or weaken (an unwanted oscillation, echo, etc.) in a circuit
To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
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  1. To walk heavily, as through mud, making a sucking sound
  2. To suppress or silence completely and with a crushing effect
  3. To produce a splashing, squishing, or sucking sound, as when walking through ooze.
To repel or drive back:
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  1. To repel or drive back:
  2. To refuse; to offer sudden or harsh resistance; to turn down or shut out.
  3. To reject bluntly, often disdainfully; snub:
(Nautical) To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat.
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  1. (Nautical) To check the movement of (a rope or cable running out) by turning it quickly about a post or cleat.
  2. To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
  3. To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
To consider retrospectively; look back on:
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  1. To consider retrospectively; look back on:
  2. To give or write a critical report and evaluation of (a recent book, play, performance, etc.)
  3. To go over (lessons, a subject, etc.) again, as in study or recitation
To check by means of an electronic receiver for significant content, such as military, political, or illegal activity:
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  1. To check by means of an electronic receiver for significant content, such as military, political, or illegal activity:
  2. To observe, check on, or regulate the performance of (a machine, an employee, etc.)
  3. To watch or check on (a person or thing) as a monitor
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 test by carefully questioning in order to find out the knowledge, skill, qualifications, etc. of (a student, witness, job applicant, etc.)
To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
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  1. To examine or review (troops, etc.) officially
  2. To examine carefully and critically, especially for flaws.
  3. To look at carefully; examine critically, esp. in order to detect flaws or errors
To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
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  1. To prove to be true by demonstration, evidence, or testimony; confirm or substantiate
  2. (Law) To attest to the truth of (something) formally or under oath.
  3. To test or check the accuracy or correctness of, as by investigation, comparison with a standard, or reference to the facts
To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
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  1. To establish the soundness, accuracy, or legitimacy of:
  2. To make binding under the law; give legal force to; declare legally valid
  3. To check or prove the validity of; verify.
To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
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  1. To adjust so as to meet a required standard or condition:
  2. To indicate or mark the errors in:
  3. To speak to or communicate with (someone) in order to point out a mistake or error.
To examine in order to note the similarities or differences of:
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  1. To examine in order to note the similarities or differences of:
  2. To examine in order to observe or discover similarities or differences
  3. To consider or describe as similar, equal, or analogous; liken:
(Idiomatic) To discover, as by asking or exploring.
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To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To believe or take to be; consider
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  1. To believe or take to be; consider
  2. To have importance:
  3. To believe or consider to be; deem:
To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
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  1. To reveal something that is not supposed to be revealed, especially something that someone has done wrong:
  2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  3. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.
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  1. To scrutinize or size up something; to assess a situation.
To check again (just to be sure)
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  1. To check again (just to be sure)
  2. Alternative form of double-check.
  3. To check again; verify
(Literally) To travel from one end of something to the other.
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  1. (Literally) To travel from one end of something to the other.
  2. To reach an intended destination after passing through some process.
  3. To undergo, suffer, experience.
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
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  1. To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
  2. To come to an end in space or time; stop; end
  3. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
Make shorter by cutting
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  1. Make shorter by cutting
  2. (Idiomatic) interrupt and curtail before the planned end time.
To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
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  1. To be or give a sign, token, or indication of; signify; betoken
  2. To serve as a sign, symptom, or token of; signify:
  3. To suggest or demonstrate the necessity, expedience, or advisability of:
(Informal) To function characteristically or well; operate; work
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  1. (Informal) To function characteristically or well; operate; work
  2. Any of numerous small, parasitic arachnids of the suborder Ixodida that feed on the blood of animals. Like their close relatives the mites and unlike spiders, ticks have no division between cephalothorax and abdomen. Ticks differ from mites by being generally larger and having a sensory pit at the end of their first pair of legs. Many ticks transmit febrile diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
  3. To indicate, record, or count by a tick or ticks
To impress forcibly or permanently:
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  1. To impress forcibly or permanently:
  2. To affix an adhesive stamp to (an envelope, for example).
  3. To identify, characterize, or reveal:
An inscription, as around a coin or medal
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  1. An inscription, as around a coin or medal
  2. A circumscribed space or area
  3. A limitation or restriction
(Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
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  1. (Mathematics) A condition that a solution to an optimization problem must satisfy.
  2. One that restricts, limits, or regulates; a check:
  3. The threat or use of force to prevent, restrict, or dictate the action or thought of others.
Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
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  1. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
  2. A metal bar bent to form a right angle at each end, for holding together blocks of stone, timbers, etc.
  3. Partial local paralysis, as from excessive use of muscles
Something that checks or restrains:
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  1. Something that checks or restrains:
  2. A raised margin along an edge used to confine or strengthen.
  3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
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  1. The blocking or limiting of the activity of an organ, tissue, or cell of the body, caused by the action of a nerve or neuron or by the release of a substance such as a hormone or neurotransmitter.
  2. Anything that inhibits, esp., a mental or psychological process that restrains or suppresses an action, emotion, or thought
  3. (--- Biology) The condition in which or the process by which an enzyme, for example, is inhibited.
The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
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  1. The point, edge, or line beyond which something ends, may not go, or is not allowed:
  2. The greatest or least amount, number, or extent allowed or possible:
  3. Legal limit
(Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
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  1. (Law) A period of time, fixed by statute, during which legal action can be brought, as for settling a claim
  2. A limiting or being limited
  3. The act of placing a limit or restriction.
The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
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  1. The condition of being restrained, especially the condition of losing one's freedom:
  2. Control of the expression of one's feelings; constraint:
  3. A device or other means of limiting movement, used to prevent the infliction of harm to self or others.
A restricting or being restricted
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  1. A restricting or being restricted
  2. The action of restricting or the state of being restricted:
  3. Something that restricts; a regulation or limitation:
(Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
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  1. (Med.) An abnormal narrowing of a passage in the body; stenosis
  2. A limiting or restricting condition; restriction
  3. A restraint, limit, or restriction:
A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
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  1. A shackle used to teach a horse to amble.
  2. An arrangement of links and a hook in a fireplace for raising and lowering a kettle.
  3. A kind of shackle for a horse, esp. one to teach ambling
A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
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  1. A bringing or coming to an end; a ceasing:
  2. (Formal) A ceasing or discontinuance, as of action, whether temporary or final.
  3. A ceasing, or stopping, either forever or for some time
A stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption
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  1. A stopping or being stopped; cessation or interruption
  2. (Law) The stopping of a legal action prior to trial, either voluntarily by the plaintiff or by order of the court
  3. The occurrence of something being discontinued; a cessation; an ending.
  1. Discontinuance
  2. A cessation; a discontinuance.
  3. Breach or interruption of continuity; separation of parts in a connected series; discontinuance.
(Dated) Lameness; a limp.
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  1. (Dated) Lameness; a limp.
  2. A suspension of movement or progress, especially a temporary one:
  3. A command to stop
Time spent in a place
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  1. Time spent in a place
  2. Anything used as a support, or prop
  3. A stop, halt, check, or pause
A place at which someone or something stops:
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  1. A place at which someone or something stops:
  2. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped:
  3. A stay or sojourn
A stopping or being stopped
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  1. A stopping or being stopped
  2. The act of stopping or the condition of being stopped; a halt:
  3. Something that forms an obstacle to continued activity, a blockage.
(Often used ) Alternative form of checkup.
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  1. (Often used ) Alternative form of checkup.
  2. An examination or inspection.
  3. An examination or investigation; specif., a general medical examination
In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.
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  1. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application. In litigation, the questioning of a witness under oath, either at trial or in a deposition; the Patent and Trademark Office investigation into the validity of a patent application.
  2. The act of examining or the state of being examined:
  3. An examining or being examined; investigation; inspection; checkup; scrutiny; inquiry; testing
Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
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  1. Official examination or review, as of barracks or troops.
  2. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description. A detailed examination of objects, such as goods or discovery materials, to determine qualities such as fitness, relevance, or consistency with a prior description.
  3. Critical examination
The act of perusing; studying something carefully.
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  1. The act of perusing; studying something carefully.
  2. The act or an instance of perusing
A lengthy, searching look
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  1. A lengthy, searching look
  2. A careful, continuous watch; surveillance
  3. Close, careful examination or observation.
Careful attention to, and critical examination and investigation of, any subject, event, etc.
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  1. Careful attention to, and critical examination and investigation of, any subject, event, etc.
  2. A branch of knowledge or department of learning:
  3. A noteworthy or interesting example:
An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
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  1. An urban encumbrance prohibiting the building of anything that would obstruct a person’s view from his or her window.
  2. A way of showing or seeing something, as from a particular position or angle:
  3. Field of vision:
A sound thrashing, beating.
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  1. A sound thrashing, beating.
  2. An inspection or examination, esp. a thorough one
  3. An examination; an inspection.
A basis or ground:
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  1. A basis or ground:
  2. A report relating to one's conduct:
  3. Worth, standing, or importance:
A bill of exchange.
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  1. A bill of exchange.
  2. An itemized list or statement of fees or charges.
  3. (Law) A document containing the formal statement of a case in equity; a complaint seeking equitable relief.
The lot or set of goods as shipped or received.
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  1. The lot or set of goods as shipped or received.
  2. A bill; a commercial document issued by a seller to a buyer indicating the products, quantities and agreed prices for products or services that the seller has already provided the buyer with. An invoice indicates that, unless paid in advance, payment is due by the buyer to the seller, according to the agreed terms.
  3. A detailed list of goods shipped or services rendered, with an account of all costs; an itemized bill.
The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.
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  1. The act or process of calculating the position of a ship or an aircraft.
  2. An itemized bill or statement of a sum due.
  3. A bill; account
A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
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  1. A formal oral or written declaration, especially with regard to facts or claims:
  2. The thing stated; account, declaration, assertion, etc.
  3. An abstract of a commercial or financial account showing an amount due; a bill.
(Informal) A bill or check, such as one for a meal in a restaurant.
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  1. (Informal) A bill or check, such as one for a meal in a restaurant.
  2. A bill or check, as for expenses
  3. (Computers) A key on a computer keyboard that, when pressed, inserts a special ASCII character used for formatting text, as in indenting a line or block of text.
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  3. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
To cause to stop.
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  1. To cause to stop.
  2. To provide security to (a climber) by paying out or drawing in rope, often through a braking device, in readiness to break a potential fall.
  3. (Informal, Naut.) To hold; stop
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 doing or providing (something); end or abandon:
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  1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon:
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
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  1. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
  2. To bring to a stop.
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
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  1. To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
  2. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
  3. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
To keep up in a race or contest:
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  1. To keep up in a race or contest:
  2. To continue to be in a place or condition:
  3. To suspend by legal order the implementation of (a planned action), especially pending further proceedings:
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  3. To prevent the flow or passage of:
To bring or come to an end; stop.
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  1. To bring or come to an end; stop.
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  3. To stop or check the motion, course, or spread of
Used in the imperative as an order to stop:
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  1. Used in the imperative as an order to stop:
  2. To cause to stop.
  3. (Informal, Naut.) To hold; stop
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 doing or providing (something); end or abandon:
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  1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon:
  2. To interrupt the continuance of; to put an end to, especially as regards commercial productions; to stop producing, making, or supplying something.
  3. To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
(Intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
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  1. (Intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
  2. To bring to a stop.
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
(Intransitive)
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  1. (Intransitive)
  2. (Idiomatic) to omit
  3. (Informal) To desist; to cease.
To cease or discontinue:
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  1. To cease or discontinue:
  2. To give up or stop trying, as in discouragement
  3. To stop, discontinue, or resign from
To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
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  1. To cause (an aircraft) to go into a stall.
  2. (Intransitive) To employ delaying tactics
  3. To stop or cause to stop through some malfunction
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  3. To prevent the flow or passage of:
To bring or come to an end; stop.
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  1. To bring or come to an end; stop.
To check or control with or as if with a bit.
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  1. To check or control with or as if with a bit.
  2. To put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
  3. To train to the bit
  1. Break
  2. To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
  3. To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
To be angry or resentful; take offense:
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  1. To be angry or resentful; take offense:
  2. To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
  3. To control or restrain:
To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
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  1. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
  2. To hold back by force; restrain
  3. To keep within certain limits; confine or limit:
To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
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  1. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
  2. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  3. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize
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  1. To take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize
  2. To keep in custody:
  3. To keep from advancing or attacking
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
(Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
  2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To hold in custody; prevent from escaping
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  1. To hold in custody; prevent from escaping
  2. To continue to have or hold; not lose or give up
  3. To remain fresh or unspoiled:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
From a point outside to one inside
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  1. From a point outside to one inside
  2. In a particular relationship:
  3. At or inside one's home, office, etc.
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To hold back or keep in check; control:
  3. To keep under control
To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
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  1. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
  2. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
  3. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
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  1. To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
  2. (Baseball) To force (a base runner to score from third base) by committing a balk
  3. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
(Chess) To place in checkmate
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  1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
  2. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
  3. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart