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To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To compose:
To compose, or simultaneously compose and perform, on the spur of the moment and without any preparation; extemporize
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  1. To compose, or simultaneously compose and perform, on the spur of the moment and without any preparation; extemporize
  2. To make something up or invent it as one goes on; to proceed guided only by imagination, instinct, and guesswork rather than by a careful plan.
  3. To make, compose, or perform something extemporaneously.
(Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  2. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
  3. (Archaic) To make secret plans for; plot
(Idiomatic) To create in one's mind; to invent.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To create in one's mind; to invent.
(Rare) To use carefully; husband
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  1. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  2. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
To go through a trial, test, examination, or course of study successfully; satisfy given requirements or standards
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  1. To go through a trial, test, examination, or course of study successfully; satisfy given requirements or standards
  2. To cause or allow to stand approved; ratify; sanction; enact; approve
  3. To pronounce; utter:
A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
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  1. A device used to determine geographical direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle mounted on a pivot, aligning itself naturally with the Earth's magnetic field so that it points to the Earth's geomagnetic north or south pole.
  2. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
  3. To reach successfully; achieve; accomplish
To succeed in accomplishing or managing:
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  1. To succeed in accomplishing or managing:
  2. To arrange or settle by discussion and mutual agreement:
  3. To confer with another or others in order to come to terms or reach an agreement:
To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.
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  1. To offer, provide, or supply, as in selling, granting, expending, with profit, or without loss or too great injury.
  2. To manage or bear without disadvantage or risk to oneself:
  3. To incur, stand, or bear without serious detriment, as an act which might under other circumstances be injurious;—with an auxiliary, as can, could, might, etc.; to be able or rich enough.
To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
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  1. To alter or produce by methods of genetic engineering:
  2. To plan, manage, and bring about by skillful acts or contrivance:
  3. To plan and direct skillfully; superintend; guide (a measure, action, etc. through)
To cause (prices of stock, etc.) to fall or rise by wash sales, matched orders, etc.
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  1. To cause (prices of stock, etc.) to fall or rise by wash sales, matched orders, etc.
  2. (Medicine) To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
  3. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
To provide for one's own needs; get along:
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  1. To provide for one's own needs; get along:
  2. To use tricky, evasive, or expedient methods
  3. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
(Dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty
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  1. (Dated) To contrive; to invent a way of surmounting a difficulty
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
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  1. To come to an agreement (with a person, about a thing)
  2. To put in the correct, proper, or suitable order
  3. To come to an agreement:
To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
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  1. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
  2. To perform or carry out what is required by:
  3. To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
(Idiomatic) To fulfill.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To fulfill.
  2. To hold while moving something out.
To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
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  1. To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
  2. To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
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  1. To accomplish, achieve.
  2. To cause to take place.
To perform or cause to perform a maneuver or maneuvers
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  1. To perform or cause to perform a maneuver or maneuvers
  2. To manipulate into a desired position or toward a predetermined goal:
  3. To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
To head (a ship or aircraft) toward each of the points of the compass in order to determine compass error resulting from deviation
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  1. To head (a ship or aircraft) toward each of the points of the compass in order to determine compass error resulting from deviation
  2. To move or alternate, often rapidly, between extremes, or from one position or condition to another
  3. To cause (a hanging object) to sway backward and forward; specif., to cause (a person on a swing) to move backward and forward by pushing or pulling the swing
To win or obtain by argument:
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  1. To win or obtain by argument:
  2. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
  3. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set:
To make a blueprint for.
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  1. To make a blueprint for.
  2. To make a detailed operational plan for.
  3. To lay a plan for.
To choose actors for (a play, for example).
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  1. To choose actors for (a play, for example).
  2. To form (molten metal, plastic, etc.) into a particular shape by pouring or pressing into a mold
  3. To deliberate; plan
To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
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  1. To be ranked on a chart of best-selling items:
  2. To plot (a course) on, or by reference to, a chart or charts
  3. To plan (a course of action)
To cause to begin life
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  1. To cause to begin life
  2. To cause an offspring to begin life
  3. To begin or originate in a specific way:
To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
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  1. To plan and carry out, esp. by artistic arrangement or in a skillful way
  2. To make a graphic or schematic representation of (something), especially as a plan for its structure:
  3. To plan to do; purpose; intend
To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
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  1. To form, plan, or arrange in the mind; design or contrive:
  2. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
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  1. To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
  2. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
  3. To express (a theory, plan, etc.) in a systematic way
To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
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  1. To prearrange (a contest) so as to ensure a desired fraudulent outcome; fix:
  2. To shape, fashion, or form, usually according to a pattern; design
  3. To conceive or design:
Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
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  1. Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
  2. To work out; devise
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
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  1. To devise a scheme for doing, making, or arranging
  2. To have as a specific aim or purpose; intend:
  3. To formulate a scheme or program for the accomplishment, enactment, or attainment of:
To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
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  1. To be effective in the projection of one's voice, ideas, etc.
  2. To send out into space; cast:
  3. To propose (an act or plan of action)
To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
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  1. To make plans, especially secret or devious ones.
  2. To plan in a deceitful way; plot
  3. To contrive a plan or scheme for; plot:
To formulate a strategy.
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  1. To formulate a strategy.
  2. To determine strategies; plan.
  3. To plan a strategy for (a business or financial venture, for example).
  1. To smooth.
  2. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  3. (With object after out) To calculate.
To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
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  1. To contrive something using skill or ingenuity
  2. To prepare something by mixing various ingredients, especially to prepare food for cooking
  3. To devise, using skill and intelligence; contrive:
(Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
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  1. (Law) To transmit or give (real property) by will.
  2. (Obs.) To guess or imagine
  3. To work out or create (something) by thinking; contrive; plan; invent
To have an imaginative, unusual or foolish idea, to invent something unreal.
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To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
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  1. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
  2. To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
  3. To concoct in order to deceive:
To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
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  1. To work out or form in one's mind; devise, develop, contrive, etc.
  2. To devise or invent:
  3. To reduce to, or express in, a formula; to put in a clear and definite form of statement or expression.
To devise or originate, especially in secret:
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  1. To devise or originate, especially in secret:
  2. To bring (a plan, idea, etc.) into existence; esp., to plan in a secret or underhanded way; plot
  3. To emerge from or break out of an egg.
(Archaic) To find; discover
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  1. (Archaic) To find; discover
  2. To think out or produce (a new device, process, etc.); originate, as by experiment; devise for the first time
  3. To produce or contrive (something previously unknown) by the use of ingenuity or imagination.
(Idiomatic) To create in one's mind; to invent.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To create in one's mind; to invent.
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