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To make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc.
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  1. To make (something) necessary or unavoidable; involve or imply as a necessary condition, outcome, etc.
  2. (Now Rare) To compel; require; force
To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
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  1. To exert a strong, irresistible force on; sway:
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
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  1. To interrupt or cut off (the voice, for example).
  2. To suppress or repress; hold back; check, stop, inhibit, etc.
  3. To kill by preventing respiration; smother or suffocate.
To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
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  1. To bring about or gain by pressure, threat, or force:
  2. To bring about by using force; enforce
  3. To pressure, intimidate, or force (someone) into doing something.
To force or constrain, as to do something
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  1. To force or constrain, as to do something
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To get or bring about by force
To get or take by force; wrest; extort
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  1. To get or take by force; wrest; extort
  2. (Obs.) To give or add force to
  3. (--- Bridge) To make a bid that requires (one's partner) to bid in response
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To draw up and execute in a suitable form:
To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
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  1. To commit (money, for example) in order to fulfill an obligation.
  2. Capable of existing only in a particular environment or by assuming a particular role. An obligate aerobe, such as certain bacteria, can live only in the presence of oxygen. An obligate parasite cannot survive independently of its host.
  3. To cause to be grateful or indebted; oblige:
To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
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  1. To bind someone by performing a service for that person.
  2. To compel or require (someone) to do something, as by circumstance or legality:
  3. To make indebted or grateful:
To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
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  1. To exert pressure, or compelling influence, on
  2. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  3. To force or try to force, as by influence or persuasion:
To put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
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  1. To put a bit into the mouth of (a horse)
  2. To check or curb
  3. To check or control with or as if with a bit.
To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
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  1. To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
  2. To operate or apply a brake.
  3. To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
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 be angry or resentful; take offense:
  3. To control or restrain:
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
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  1. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  2. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  3. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
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 under obligation; bind
  3. To get and keep control of; keep from relaxing or lapsing
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
(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 continue to have or hold; not lose or give up
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  1. To continue to have or hold; not lose or give up
  2. To save; reserve:
  3. To put customarily; store:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
In a particular relationship:
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  1. In a particular relationship:
  2. (Sports) So as to score, as by crossing home plate in baseball:
  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 restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
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  1. To restrict the scope or freedom of; cramp:
  2. To hold in; limit; restrict
  3. To become constricted.
To affect with or experience a cramp or cramps.
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  1. To affect with or experience a cramp or cramps.
  2. To cause a cramp or cramps in
  3. To affect with or as if with a cramp.
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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  1. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  2. (--- Chemistry) To prevent or decrease the rate of (a reaction).
  3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
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