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Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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  1. Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
  2. Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
  3. Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
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  1. Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
  2. (Informal) Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
  3. At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
Not open or straightforward; secret, sly, deceitful, etc.
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  1. Not open or straightforward; secret, sly, deceitful, etc.
  2. Done by moving the hand (arm) from below.
  3. Sly, dishonest, corrupt, cheating.
Open to bribery; mercenary:
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  1. Open to bribery; mercenary:
  2. (Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
  3. Characterized by corrupt dealings, especially bribery:
Designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army
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  1. Designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army
  2. Working or done for payment only; motivated by a desire for money or other gain; venal; greedy
  3. Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
Acting with fraud; deceitful
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  1. Acting with fraud; deceitful
  2. Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
  3. Based on or characterized by fraud
Having or showing no regard for what is right or honorable; devoid of scruples.
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  1. Having or showing no regard for what is right or honorable; devoid of scruples.
  2. Without scruples; immoral.
  1. Greatly exceeding what is reasonable or moderate; exorbitant
  2. Characterized by, or having the nature of, extortion
  3. Exorbitant; immoderate:
Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
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  1. Not morally approvable; morally bad; not ethical.
  2. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Not in accordance with the moral standards customarily followed in a business or professional relationship. See also conflict of interest and Model Rules of Professional Conduct.
Shaded, as from the sun; full of shade
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  1. Shaded, as from the sun; full of shade
  2. (Slang) Not trustworthy; Unfit to be seen or known.
  3. Full of shade; shaded:
(Idiomatic) Corrupt; receiving bribes or other improper payments.
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Being in a stable, combined form:
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  1. Being in a stable, combined form:
  2. Firmly in position; stationary:
  3. (Dialectal, informal) Surgically rendered infertile (spayed, neutered or castrated), a fixed tomcat, the she-cat has been fixed.
Not adequately provided or equipped; short:
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  1. Not adequately provided or equipped; short:
  2. Cut to show the wearer's neck and chest; décolleté:
  3. Unrefined; coarse:
Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous:
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  1. Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous:
  2. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful:
  3. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous:
Very wicked; villainous; iniquitous
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  1. Very wicked; villainous; iniquitous
  2. Infamous by way of being extremely wicked.
Causing disappointment; delusive
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  1. Causing disappointment; delusive
  2. Containing a fallacy; erroneous
  3. Misleading or deceptive
  1. Deceptive or tending to mislead or create a false impression.
  2. Tending to mislead; deceptive.
Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.
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  1. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal. Of a product or process, that it contains an error or flaw affecting performance; of a pleading or document, that it contains a shortcoming potentially causing its invalidity or leading to its dismissal.
  2. Marked by subnormal structure, function, intelligence, or behavior:
  3. Having a defect; faulty:
To turn to an improper use; misuse
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  1. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  2. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  3. To bring into a worse condition; debase
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
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  1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
(Geol.) To lower (a land surface) by erosion
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  1. (Geol.) To lower (a land surface) by erosion
  2. (Rare) To sink to a lower grade or type
  3. To fall to a lower rank or status.
To give, offer, or promise a bribe to.
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  1. To give, offer, or promise a bribe to.
  2. To get or influence by bribing
  3. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror. Money or other valuable consideration (including a gift or favor) given or promised with the intent to corruptly influence the judgment or actions of a person, especially one in a position of trust such as a public official or juror.
To induce or instigate (another) to do something illegal, esp. to commit perjury
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  1. To induce or instigate (another) to do something illegal, esp. to commit perjury
  2. To induce (a person) to commit an unlawful or evil act.
  3. To cause a person to do an illegal or immoral act, especially in a secretive or underhanded fashion; to cause a person to perjure his or herself; to get perjured testimony from someone. To cause a person to do an illegal or immoral act, especially in a secretive or underhanded fashion; to cause a person to perjure his or herself; to get perjured testimony from someone.
To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
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  1. To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
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  1. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
  2. To reduce in value or price
  3. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
(Obs.) To defame or slander
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  1. (Obs.) To defame or slander
  2. To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
  3. To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase:
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  1. To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase:
  2. To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
  3. (Archaic) To cause to forsake allegiance.
To profane or sully
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  1. To profane or sully
  2. To have sexual intercourse with (a woman who is a virgin).
  3. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
To throw into confusion
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  1. To throw into confusion
  2. To put into disorder; confuse.
  3. To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
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  1. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
  2. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
  3. To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
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  1. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
  2. To become tainted
  3. To affect with putrefaction or decay; spoil
To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
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  1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
  2. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
  3. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
To affect or imbue with feelings, beliefs, etc. that are regarded as negative or harmful
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  1. To affect or imbue with feelings, beliefs, etc. that are regarded as negative or harmful
  2. (Computers) To become transmitted to and copied on (a hard drive, for example). Used of a virus or other harmful software.
  3. To cause to become diseased by bringing into contact with such an organism or matter
To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
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  1. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
  2. To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
  3. To produce or receive discolorations:
To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
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  1. To harm the character of (a child) by overindulgence or leniency.
  2. To overindulge so as to cause to demand or expect too much
  3. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
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  1. To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
  2. To destroy, spoil, or damage irreparably
  3. To bring or reduce to ruin
To make (a metal) less pure by mixing with a less valuable metal
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  1. To make (a metal) less pure by mixing with a less valuable metal
  2. To debase by the addition of an inferior element.
  3. To combine (metals) to form an alloy.
To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
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  1. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
  2. (Rare) To become inferior
  3. To lower in quality or character; debase.
To suffer blight.
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  1. To suffer blight.
  2. Any of numerous plant diseases that cause leaves, stems, fruits, and tissues to wither and die. Rust, mildew, and smut are blights.
  3. To cause (a plant, for example) to undergo blight.
To mar or impair by a flaw:
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  1. To mar or impair by a flaw:
  2. To mar, as by some flaw or fault; spoil the perfection of
  3. To cause to have a small mark or marks that diminish attractiveness:
To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
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  1. To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
  2. To dig beneath; excavate ground from under, so as to form a tunnel or mine
  3. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
To overthrow or destroy (something established)
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  1. To overthrow or destroy (something established)
  2. To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
  3. To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
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  1. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  2. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value. Of property or a contractual right, to interfere in such a way as to diminish its value.
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
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  1. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  2. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
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  1. To do physical harm or damage to; hurt
  2. To cause physical harm to; hurt:
  3. To cause damage to; impair:
To do harm to:
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  1. To do harm to:
  2. To do harm to; hurt, damage, etc.
To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
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  1. To cause physical damage to (something); harm:
  2. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  3. To cause injury, damage, or pain
To suffer or be susceptible to damage.
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  1. To suffer or be susceptible to damage.
To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
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  1. To impair the usefulness, value, or influence of.
  2. (Obsolete) To obliterate; destroy.
  3. To mar or spoil the appearance or surface of; disfigure.
To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
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  1. To mar or spoil the appearance or shape of; deform.
  2. To hurt the appearance or attractiveness of; deform; deface; mar
  3. Change the appearance of something/someone to the negative.
To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
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  1. To alter from proper or natural form; misshape:
  2. To become deformed
  3. (Physics) To change the shape of by pressure or stress
To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
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  1. To force sexual activity on; rape or molest.
  2. To hurt by treating badly; mistreat
  3. To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
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  1. To treat someone, or something roughly or badly.
  2. To treat roughly or wrongly.
To mistreat or abuse.
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  1. To mistreat or abuse.
  2. To treat badly or harshly; abuse
  3. To use incorrectly or improperly; misapply
To bring shame or discredit upon; disgrace
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  1. To bring shame or discredit upon; disgrace
  2. To refuse or fail to pay (a check, draft, bill of exchange, etc.)
  3. To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag. To refuse to pay a claim embodied in a written document, such as a check or other negotiable instrument, when presented; to treat disrespectfully an object considered to have a public or sacred nature, such as a flag.
To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor:
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  1. To deprive of favor or good repute; treat with disfavor:
  2. To disrespect another; to put someone out of favor.
  3. To bring shame or dishonor on:
To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
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  1. To deprive of something valuable, especially by force; rob:
  2. To deprive of something of value by or as by force; rob; plunder
  3. To ruin, especially by destroying or removing what is valuable:
To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
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  1. To break (a law, rule, promise, etc.); fail to keep or observe; infringe on
  2. To commit a sexual assault on; often, specif., to rape (a woman)
  3. To do harm to (property or qualities considered sacred); desecrate or defile.
To lower in status or character; degrade or humble:
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  1. To lower in status or character; degrade or humble:
  2. To lower in status or character; degrade; humble
  3. To debase; to lower; to degrade.
To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
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  1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  2. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
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  1. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
  2. (Photog.) To weaken or lower the density of (a negative or print) by removing metallic silver
  3. To lower in rank or grade; demote.
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 humble or humiliate
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  1. To humble or humiliate
  2. To lower in rank, prestige, or esteem.
To put poison on or into:
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  1. To put poison on or into:
  2. To kill or harm with poison.
  3. To give poison to; harm or destroy by means of poison
To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  3. To become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
To lead in the wrong direction.
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  1. To lead in the wrong direction.
  2. To lead into error (of judgment); deceive or delude
  3. To give a wrong impression or lead toward a wrong conclusion, especially by intentionally deceiving.
To guide poorly or incorrectly.
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  1. To guide poorly or incorrectly.
  2. To guide wrongly; lead into error or misconduct; mislead
  3. To cause to be misguided; mislead.
To declare or prove to be false.
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  1. To declare or prove to be false.
  2. To make false by altering or adding to:
  3. To tell falsehoods; lie
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To state incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To state incorrectly or falsely
To change or make different; modify:
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  1. To change or make different; modify:
  2. To become different; change; vary
  3. To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
(Archaic) To sort out; cull.
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  1. (Archaic) To sort out; cull.
  2. (--- Rare) To select the best parts of
  3. To confuse or mix up (a quotation, story, message, etc.) unintentionally, as through inaccurate copying or poor radio transmission
To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent:
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  1. To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent:
  2. To make appear, sound, etc. different from usual so as to be unrecognizable
  3. To modify the manner or appearance of (a person, for example) in order to prevent recognition:
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
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  1. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  2. To cover with varnish; brush varnish on
  3. To give a smooth and glossy finish to.
To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
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  1. To make an imitation or copy of (something), usually with the intent to defraud:
  2. (Poker, usually "be counterfeited") Of a turn or river card, to invalidate a player's hand by making a better hand on the board.
  3. To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art). To copy or imitate something without the right to do so and with the intent to deceive or defraud by representing the copy or imitation to be the original or to be genuine if no original ever existed (such as passing off a painting as a particular work by Claude Monet when, in fact, Monet never painted such a piece of art).
To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
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  1. To make inferior, impure, not genuine, etc. by adding a harmful, less valuable, or prohibited substance
To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
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  1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
  2. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
  3. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
To become tainted
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  1. To become tainted
  2. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
  3. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
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  1. To make up (a story, reason, lie, etc.); invent
  2. To construct by combining or assembling diverse, typically standardized parts:
  3. To concoct in order to deceive:
(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.
To make (one's or its way) by turning one way and then another
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  1. To make (one's or its way) by turning one way and then another
  2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  3. To interlock or interlace:
To bend or twist out of shape; distort
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  1. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  2. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
(--- Baseball) To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement:
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  1. (--- Baseball) To deface or apply a substance to (the ball) in violation of the rules in order to throw a pitch with extraordinary movement:
  2. To try to heal; apply medicine to
  3. To add ingredients so as to improve or conceal the taste, appearance, or quality of:
To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
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  1. To arrange properly or in a certain way; set in order; adjust
  2. To restore to proper condition or working order; repair:
  3. To make permanent or lasting
To line or stuff with soft material.
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  1. To line or stuff with soft material.
  2. To lengthen or increase, especially with extraneous or false information:
  3. To lengthen (a speech or piece of writing) with unnecessary or irrelevant material
(Biology) Having lost one or more highly developed functions, characteristics, or structures through evolution:
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  1. (Biology) Having lost one or more highly developed functions, characteristics, or structures through evolution:
  2. Having declined, as in function or nature, from a former or original state:
  3. Having sunk below a former or normal condition, character, etc.; deteriorated
Morally bad; corrupt; perverted
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  1. Morally bad; corrupt; perverted
  2. Also corrupt in a moral sense, or disposition.
  3. Describing a person or action that is perverted or extremely wrong in a moral sense.
Infamous; scandalous:
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  1. Infamous; scandalous:
  2. Shamefully wicked; vile and scandalous
  3. Characterized by extremely brutal or cruel crimes; vicious.
Villainous; evil
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  1. Villainous; evil
  2. Lacking in conscience or moral principles; unscrupulous.
  3. (Theology) Holding an incorrect religious belief.
Persisting in error or fault; stubbornly contrary
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  1. Persisting in error or fault; stubbornly contrary
  2. Deviating from what is considered right or good; wrong, improper, etc. or corrupt, wicked, etc.; specif., sexually perverted
  3. Willfully opposing or resisting what is right, expected, or reasonable:
Very bad; wretched:
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  1. Very bad; wretched:
  2. Having a foul odor resulting from or suggestive of decay; putrid.
  3. Soft or easily broken as because of decomposition; friable
Dangerous or risky
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  1. Dangerous or risky
  2. Harmful to character or morality; corruptive:
  3. Of a risky nature; dangerous:
  1. Obnoxious, offensive or reprehensible in nature or behaviour; nefarious
  2. Highly unpleasant or annoying:
  3. Of, like, or characteristic of a villain; evil; wicked
Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
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  1. Disposed to lie, cheat, defraud, or deceive.
  2. Resulting from or marked by a lack of honesty.
  3. Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
(Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
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  1. (Now Rare) Capable of being obtained for a price
  2. Characterized by bribery or corruption
  3. Characterized by corrupt dealings, especially bribery:
Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
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  1. Not straightforward; dishonest; swindling
  2. (Informal) Dishonest or unscrupulous; fraudulent.
  3. At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
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  1. Motivated solely by a desire for monetary or material gain.
  2. Hired for service in a foreign army.
  3. Designating a soldier serving for pay in a foreign army
Venal; corruptible:
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  1. Venal; corruptible:
  2. Of or belonging to the Praetorian Guard.
  3. Corruptly mercenary and venal
Characterized by bribery or corruption
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  1. Characterized by bribery or corruption
  2. Characterized by corrupt dealings, especially bribery:
  3. Open to bribery; mercenary:
Not straight; bent; curved; askew
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  1. Not straight; bent; curved; askew
  2. Having or marked by bends, curves, or angles.
  3. At an irregular or improper angle; askew:
To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
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  1. To make (a person) resemble a beast; brutalize; dehumanize
  2. To depict or represent in the form of an animal.
  3. To cause (another) to behave like an animal.
To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
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  1. To declare or prove (someone) to be a bastard.
  2. To lower in quality or character; debase.
  3. (Rare) To become inferior
To make bestial; brutalize
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  1. To make bestial; brutalize
  2. To represent or portray as an animal or beast.
  3. To reduce to a bestial condition; deprave.
To treat in a brutal way
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  1. To treat in a brutal way
  2. To treat cruelly or harshly.
  3. To become brutal
To infect with corruption or decay.
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  1. To infect with corruption or decay.
  2. To attack or infect with canker
  3. To become infected with or as if with canker.
To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
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  1. To lower in character, quality, or value; degrade.
  2. To make lower in value, quality, character, dignity, etc.; cheapen
  3. To lower the value of (a currency) by reducing the amount of valuable metal in the coins.
To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase:
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  1. To reduce the value, quality, or excellence of; debase:
  2. To lead astray morally; corrupt; deprave
  3. (Archaic) To cause to forsake allegiance.
To throw into confusion
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  1. To throw into confusion
  2. To put into disorder; confuse.
  3. To lower the morale of; weaken the spirit, courage, discipline, or staying power of
(Obs.) To defame or slander
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  1. (Obs.) To defame or slander
  2. To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
  3. To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert
To bring into a worse condition; debase
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  1. To bring into a worse condition; debase
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
To produce or receive discolorations:
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  1. To produce or receive discolorations:
  2. To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
  3. To change the color of (a piece of wood, for example) by applying a stain.
To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
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  1. To reduce the value or quality of; impair or spoil:
  2. To invalidate either partially or completely.
  3. To interfere with; to impair; to render null and void; to cause to have no effect.
To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
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  1. To turn from a healthy, sane, or normal condition; pervert; bias
  2. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  3. To become bent or twisted out of shape, as wood does in drying
To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
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  1. To expose to or permeate with radioactivity.
  2. To make impure, infected, corrupt, radioactive, etc. by contact with something or by the addition of something; pollute; defile; sully; taint
  3. (Linguistics) To influence the semantic properties or phonological form of (a word or phrase); blend with:
To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
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  1. To debase the pureness or excellence of; corrupt:
  2. To profane or sully
  3. To profane or sully (a reputation, for example).
To cause to become diseased by bringing into contact with such an organism or matter
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  1. To cause to become diseased by bringing into contact with such an organism or matter
  2. To affect by transmission or be communicated to. Used of an idea, emotion, or attitude:
  3. To contaminate with a pathogenic microorganism or agent:
To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
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  1. To render impure or morally harmful; corrupt:
  2. To make less suitable for an activity, especially by the introduction of unwanted factors:
  3. To contaminate (water, air, etc.) with harmful chemicals, waste material, etc.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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  1. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  2. The loose top layer of the Earth's surface, consisting of rock and mineral particles mixed with decayed organic matter (humus), and capable of retaining water, providing nutrients for plants, and supporting a wide range of biotic communities. Soil is formed by a combination of depositional, chemical, and biological processes and plays an important role in the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles. Soil types vary widely from one region to another, depending on the type of bedrock they overlie and the climate in which they form. In wet and humid regions, for example, soils tend to be thicker than they do in dry regions.
  3. To feed, as cattle or horses, in the barn or an enclosure, with fresh grass or green food cut for them, instead of sending them out to pasture; hence (such food having the effect of purging them), to purge by feeding on green food.
To subject to decay or putrefaction:
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  1. To subject to decay or putrefaction:
  2. To affect or associate with something undesirable or reprehensible:
  3. To expose to an infectious agent, toxin, or undesirable substance:
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