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  1. Fall
  2. (Sewing) To turn over (the rough edge of a seam) and sew down flat on the underside
  3. To cause to fall by striking; cut or knock down:
To become torn or split apart
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  1. To become torn or split apart
  2. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  3. To cut or tear apart roughly or vigorously
Finely wrought, as if shaped by a chisel
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  1. Finely wrought, as if shaped by a chisel
  2. Made or shaped with or as if with a chisel:
  3. Cut or shaped with a chisel
Made like a sculpture.
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  1. Made like a sculpture.
  2. Well shaped.
That has been cut into slices.
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  1. That has been cut into slices.
That has had something added in order to dilute it.
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  1. That has had something added in order to dilute it.
A city of southwest Croatia on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Founded as a Roman colony, it later grew around a palace built by Diocletian in the early fourth century ad.
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  1. A city of southwest Croatia on the Dalmatian coast of the Adriatic Sea. Founded as a Roman colony, it later grew around a palace built by Diocletian in the early fourth century ad.
  2. Divided or separated along the length or grain
  3. Having been divided or separated.
Separated or split into pieces
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  1. Separated or split into pieces
  2. Separated by distance:
  3. Having the lanes for opposing traffic separated:
Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
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  1. Of a house: not joined to another house on either side.
  2. Standing apart from others; separate:
  3. Not connected; separate
Scanty, as in clothing.
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  1. Scanty, as in clothing.
  2. Shortened; made briefer.
  3. Relatively short; shorter than normal, or compared to others.
Having the vertex cut off by a plane that is not parallel to the base
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  1. Having the vertex cut off by a plane that is not parallel to the base
  2. Having the apex cut off and replaced by a plane, especially one parallel to the base. Used of a cone or pyramid.
  3. Shortened or reduced:
Having been altered from the original version: being something that someone has edited
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  1. Having been altered from the original version: being something that someone has edited
A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
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  1. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
  2. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
  3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
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  1. The force that propels an object in a given direction, especially when generated by the object itself, as by an engine or rocket.
  2. (Geol.) An almost horizontal fault in which the hanging wall seems to have been pushed upward in relation to the footwall
  3. Continuous pressure of one part against another, as of a rafter against a wall
(Informal) A thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
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  1. (Informal) A thrust, poke, nudge, etc.
  2. A poke or thrust:
  3. (Sports) An act or an instance of digging a ball.
A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
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  1. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
  2. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
  3. A very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
Any deep groove or hole that is considered a blemish
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  1. Any deep groove or hole that is considered a blemish
  2. A chisel with a curved, hollowed blade, for cutting grooves or holes in wood
  3. The groove or hole made by gouging
The act of one who cleaves, splits, or severs.
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  1. The act of one who cleaves, splits, or severs.
The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
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  1. The condition of being apart, especially the condition of two people who had lived together or been married living in different places.
  2. The condition of being so sorted or distinguished:
  3. The act or process of moving apart or forcing something apart:
The removal of something attached to real property, such as crops or minerals, so that it becomes personal property instead of a part of the land.
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  1. The removal of something attached to real property, such as crops or minerals, so that it becomes personal property instead of a part of the land.
  2. Separation; partition.
  3. A severing or cutting off; in criminal law the process of bringing a particular charge out of many so that only one issue, or a few closely related ones, is before the jury at a time, while reserving the right to bring other charges later; the separating of the claims of two or more parties for any of a number of reasons; the ending of a joint tenancy.
The act by which something is felled.
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  1. The act by which something is felled.
Any of the regions of the earth thought of as under these divisions
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  1. Any of the regions of the earth thought of as under these divisions
  2. The moment marking the end of each fourth of an hour
  3. One of the two phases of the moon at which the moon, as viewed from Earth, appears to be half illuminated by the sun. The quarter phases mark the quarter and three-quarter points of the moon's revolution about the Earth.
The act by which something is slit.
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  1. The act by which something is slit.
A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
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  1. A coach or carriage let for hire; particularly, a coach with two seats inside facing each other; a hackney coach.
  2. (Pejorative) One who is professionally successful despite producing mediocre work. (Usually applied to persons in a creative field.)
  3. A person, often a journalist, hired to do routine work. (newspaper hack) [from the 17th c.]
(Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
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  1. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
  2. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
  3. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
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  1. Mark indicating nature, quality, or brand.
  2. A slice of lamb, pork, etc. cut, along with a piece of bone, from the rib, loin, or shoulder
  3. A piece that has been chopped off, especially a cut of meat, usually taken from the rib, shoulder, or loin and containing a bone.
The position occupied by this person.
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  1. The position occupied by this person.
  2. A single uninterrupted movement, especially when repeated or in a back-and-forth motion:
  3. (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
A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
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  1. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
  2. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
  3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
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  1. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
  2. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
  3. A small mark or puncture made by a pointed object.
(Surgery) A cut made into tissue or an organ
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  1. (Surgery) A cut made into tissue or an organ
  2. The act or result of incising; cut; gash
  3. A cut into a body tissue or organ, especially one made during surgery.
An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
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  1. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
  2. An injury to a plant caused by cutting, scraping, or other external force
  3. An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
Any single division in this series
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  1. Any single division in this series
  2. (Mineralogy) The tendency of some minerals to break in definite planes, producing smooth surfaces
  3. (Mineralogy) The splitting or tendency to split of a crystallized substance along definite crystalline planes, yielding smooth surfaces.
A deep flesh wound.
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  1. A deep flesh wound.
  2. A long deep cut.
A crack, crevice, or split.
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  1. A crack, crevice, or split.
  2. A split or indentation between two parts, as of the chin.
  3. An opening made by or as by cleaving; crack; crevice
(Naut.) One of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
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  1. (Naut.) One of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
  2. A Plimsoll mark.
  3. A point reached or gained:
A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
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  1. A shallow notch, cut, or indentation on an edge or a surface:
  2. A small notch or slit; esp., a small cut, indentation or chip made accidentally on the edge or surface of wood, metal, china, etc.
  3. (Printing) A groove down the side of a piece of type used to ensure that it is correctly placed.
Such a cut used for keeping a record.
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  1. Such a cut used for keeping a record.
  2. A narrow pass with steep sides; defile; gap
  3. A concave or V-shaped cut or indentation in an edge or across a surface
A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
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  1. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  2. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  3. A gap, breach, or aperture:
The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
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  1. The right to travel as a passenger, especially on a ship:
  2. A journey, especially one by air or water:
  3. A channel, duct, etc.
A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
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  1. A broad strait, especially one that connects two seas.
  2. A rolled metal bar whose section is shaped thus ⊔
  3. A tubular passage for liquids; a conduit.
A long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
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  1. A long, narrow furrow or hollow cut in a surface with a tool, as the track cut in a phonograph record for the stylus to follow
  2. (Slang) A situation or an activity that one enjoys or to which one is especially well suited:
  3. Any channel or rut cut or worn in a surface
Distance between diverging saw teeth
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  1. Distance between diverging saw teeth
  2. The groove or slit created by cutting a workpiece; an incision.
  3. The cut or channel made by a saw
(Obs.) Plowed land
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  1. (Obs.) Plowed land
  2. A rut, groove, or narrow depression:
  3. Anything resembling this, as a deep, narrow rut made by a wheel, a deep wrinkle on the face, etc.
The act, process, or result of intersecting.
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  1. The act, process, or result of intersecting.
  2. The point or line where two lines or surfaces meet or cross
  3. The point or set of points where one line, surface, or solid crosses another.
A long, straight, narrow cut or opening.
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  1. A long, straight, narrow cut or opening.
  2. A cut or tear, esp. one that is long and straight
(Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
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  1. (Medicine) A break in the skin, usually where it joins a mucous membrane, producing a cracklike sore or ulcer.
  2. A long narrow opening; a crack or cleft.
  3. A long, narrow crack or opening in the face of a rock. Fissures are often filled with minerals of a different type from those in the surrounding rock.
The act or process of decreasing.
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  1. The act or process of decreasing.
  2. Amount of decreasing
  3. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
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  1. The act or process of diminishing; a lessening or reduction.
  2. The resulting reduction; decrease.
  3. A diminishing or being diminished; lessening; decrease
A growing lesser; reduction or decrease.
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Shape or form; configuration:
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  1. Shape or form; configuration:
  2. Something, esp. a garment, in the current style
  3. The prevailing style or custom, as in dress or behavior:
Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
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  1. Specific or characteristic manner of expression, execution, construction, or design, in any art, period, work, employment, etc.
  2. The way in which something is said, done, expressed, or performed:
  3. A particular fashion:
A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
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  1. A three-dimensional work of art, usually nonrepresentational and constructed of more than one material
  2. Something fashioned or devised systematically:
  3. The way in which something is built or put together:
The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
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  1. The practice of incising a design onto a hard, flat surface, by cutting grooves into it.
  2. A print made from an engraved plate or block.
  3. An engraved plate, drawing, or design
A license plate:
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  1. A license plate:
  2. (Photography) A light-sensitive sheet of glass or metal on which a photographic image can be recorded.
  3. The contents of such a dish:
The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
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  1. The region bounded by an arc of a circle and the chord that connects the endpoints of the arc.
  2. (Geom.) A part of a figure, esp. of a circle or sphere, marked off or made separate by a line or plane, as a part of a circular area bounded by an arc and its chord
  3. The portion of a sphere included between a pair of parallel planes that intersect it or are tangent to it.
A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
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  1. A relatively thin, broad piece cut from an object having some bulk or volume
  2. A part, portion, or share
  3. A portion or share:
The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
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  1. The part of a man's money or property contributed by his bride; dowry
  2. A section or quantity within a larger thing; a part of a whole.
  3. A woman's dowry:
Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A coin:
A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
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  1. A stroke, as in tennis, in which the ball is struck with a downward motion with the open face of the racket in order to impart backspin.
  2. (Sports) The course of a ball that curves in the direction of the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the right of a right-handed player.
  3. A thin broad piece cut from a larger object:
(Computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
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  1. (Computing) A discrete segment of a file, stream, etc. (especially one that represents audiovisual media); a block.
  2. A short, thick piece, as of meat or wood
  3. A thick mass or piece:
The strategy, plays, etc. used in attempting to score against an opposing team
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  1. The strategy, plays, etc. used in attempting to score against an opposing team
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult:
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  1. An open or intentional offense, slight, or insult:
  2. An open or intentional insult; slight to one's dignity
  3. (Obsolete) A hostile encounter or meeting.
(Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
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  1. (Nautical) A sudden checking, as of a rope or cable running out.
  2. A deliberate slight or affront.
  3. Scornful, slighting action or treatment; affront
To set or put apart into sections, groups, sets, units, etc.; cause to part; divide; disunite; sever
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  1. To set or put apart into sections, groups, sets, units, etc.; cause to part; divide; disunite; sever
  2. To come apart; become detached:
  3. To put space between; space apart or scatter:
To cut from a larger piece:
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  1. To cut from a larger piece:
  2. To separate into parts or shares
  3. To divide into portions or shares; parcel out:
To split with a sharp instrument.
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  1. To split with a sharp instrument.
  2. To divide by a blow, as with an ax; split
  3. To split; separate; fall apart
To chop (a tree) with an ax so as to cause it to fall
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  1. To chop (a tree) with an ax so as to cause it to fall
  2. To chop or cut with an ax, knife, etc.; hack; gash
  3. To cut down with an ax; fell:
(Idiomatic) To curtail, shorten
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  1. (Idiomatic) To curtail, shorten
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see chop,"Ž down.
To cut grass or grain from (a lawn, field, etc.)
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  1. To cut grass or grain from (a lawn, field, etc.)
To remove or cut out as superfluous.
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  1. To remove or cut out as superfluous.
  2. To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
  3. To cut off or remove dead or living parts or branches of (a plant, for example) to improve shape or growth.
To gather (a crop, harvest, etc.) by cutting
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  1. To gather (a crop, harvest, etc.) by cutting
  2. To gain or obtain as the reward of action, conduct, work, etc.
  3. To cut or harvest grain from (a field)
To cut with or as if with a scythe.
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  1. To cut with or as if with a scythe.
To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
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  1. To deform (as with a red blood cell) into an abnormal crescent shape.
  2. (Intransitive) To assume an abnormal crescent shape. Used of red blood cells.
  3. (Agriculture) To cut with a sickle
To come apart or break under the action of shearing stress
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  1. To come apart or break under the action of shearing stress
  2. To cut with shears or a similar sharp-edged instrument
  3. A force, movement or pressure applied to an object perpendicular to a given axis, with greater value on one side of the axis than the other.
To defeat soundly:
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  1. To defeat soundly:
  2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
  3. To clip, lop, cut, etc.
To decorate with dicelike figures.
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  1. To decorate with dicelike figures.
  2. To cut (vegetables, etc.) into small cubes
  3. To mark with a pattern of cubes or squares; checker
To shape or form by chopping:
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  1. To shape or form by chopping:
  2. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
  3. To cut into pieces, often, specif., small pieces
To make a slit or slits in.
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  1. To make a slit or slits in.
  2. To cut or split open, esp. by a straight incision
  3. To cut lengthwise into strips; split.
To separate (leather, for example) into layers.
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  1. To separate (leather, for example) into layers.
  2. To separate, cut, or divide into two or more parts; cause to separate along the grain or length; break into layers
  3. To separate or break up through failure to agree, etc.
To break or distress (the spirit, for example).
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  1. To break or distress (the spirit, for example).
  2. To split; cleave
  3. To break into pieces, as by a blow; cleave or split asunder.
To dissolve (a connection or relationship):
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  1. To dissolve (a connection or relationship):
  2. To become broken into parts or disunited.
  3. To break into two or more pieces or parts; sever:
Simple past tense of see through
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  1. Simple past tense of see through
To shape or cut with a chisel.
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  1. To shape or cut with a chisel.
  2. To intrude oneself without welcome:
  3. (Informal) To use unethical methods; cheat:
(Idiomatic, drive) To swerve in front of (another car).
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  1. (Idiomatic, drive) To swerve in front of (another car).
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of cut off.
  3. To end abruptly.
To make a short, quick cut or cuts
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  1. To make a short, quick cut or cuts
  2. To remove by or as by such cutting
  3. To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
To cut or break into slivers
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  1. To cut or break into slivers
  2. To split or become split into slivers.
  3. To cut or divide into long, thin pieces, or into very small pieces; to cut or rend lengthwise; to slit.
(Rare) To cut or chop with an ax or other sharp tool
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  1. (Rare) To cut or chop with an ax or other sharp tool
  2. To lose or be inherently subject to losing a small part or parts of itself
  3. To break or cut off (a small piece or pieces)
(Heraldry) To divide (a shield) into four equal areas with vertical and horizontal lines.
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  1. (Heraldry) To divide (a shield) into four equal areas with vertical and horizontal lines.
  2. To defile (the body of a person put to death) by dismembering it or cutting it into quarters
  3. To locate and adjust (one machine part) at right angles to its connecting part within the machine.
To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables.
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  1. To shorten (a word or words) by leaving out letters or syllables.
  2. (Football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act
  3. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
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  1. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
  2. To shorten or reduce:
  3. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
To separate the head from; decapitate.
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  1. To separate the head from; decapitate.
To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
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  1. To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
  2. To strike, wound, or kill with a saber
To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
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  1. To cut or clip with scissors or shears.
To cut or make facets on
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  1. To cut or make facets on
To cut so as to form flitches
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  1. To cut so as to form flitches
To grip, grab, or seize:
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  1. To grip, grab, or seize:
  2. To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
  3. To be taken in by a ploy or deception:
To cut the beard of (a person)
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  1. To cut the beard of (a person)
  2. To reduce by a small amount:
  3. To cut or scrape into thin sections or slices
To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
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  1. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
  2. To cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel
  3. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
(Brit., Informal) To avoid work by leaving; play truant
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To avoid work by leaving; play truant
  2. To cut thin layers off (leather or rubber, for example); pare.
To form into factions; take sides:
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  1. To form into factions; take sides:
  2. To separate and group according to kind; classify.
  3. To separate or become separated into parts, sections, groups, or branches.
To divide; fork
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  1. To divide; fork
  2. To split; fork.
  3. (Geometry) To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.
To cut off (an arm, leg, etc.), esp. by surgery
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  1. To cut off (an arm, leg, etc.), esp. by surgery
  2. To cut off (a projecting body part), especially by surgery.
To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
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  1. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
  2. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
  3. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.).
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  1. To ride a horse at a regular pace; to ride on a road (as opposed to riding cross-country etc.).
  2. (Slang) To cut or mutilate as if by hacking:
  3. To cut or chop with repeated and irregular blows:
To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
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  1. To make a long deep cut in; slash deeply.
To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
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  1. To cut into, as with a sharp instrument:
  2. To cut into with a sharp tool; specif., to cut (designs, inscriptions, etc.) into (a surface); engrave; carve
  3. To engrave (designs or writing, for example) into a surface; carve.
To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
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  1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
  2. To cut slits in (a fabric, dress, etc.), esp. so as to expose underlying material, usually of another color
  3. (Sports) To hit or propel (a ball, for instance) forcefully in a straight line.
To reduce or remove from a larger amount or entity:
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  1. To reduce or remove from a larger amount or entity:
  2. To cut from a larger piece:
  3. To use a slice to spread, remove, etc.
To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
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  1. To divide into pieces by cutting; slice:
  2. To decorate the surface of with cut figures or designs
  3. To cut into a desired shape; fashion by cutting:
To record or tally, as by means of notches
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  1. To record or tally, as by means of notches
  2. (Informal) To achieve; score:
  3. To record by or as if by making notches:
To cut into and wound slightly:
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  1. To cut into and wound slightly:
  2. To cut short; check:
  3. (Now Rare) To score or tally by means of notches
To sever (a written contract, etc.) along an irregular line, so that the parts may be identified
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  1. To sever (a written contract, etc.) along an irregular line, so that the parts may be identified
  2. To apply (a mark, etc.) with pressure; impress; stamp in
  3. To set (the first line of a paragraph, for example) in from the margin.
(Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
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  1. (Sports & Games) To achieve or gain in a game or contest:
  2. To record or add (points) to one's score
  3. To record or enter the score of
(--- Sports & Games) To record (the score) in various games.
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  1. (--- Sports & Games) To record (the score) in various games.
  2. To put a subtle mark surreptitiously on the back or edge of (a playing card) for later identification, as in an attempt to cheat
  3. To give attention to; notice:
To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
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  1. To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
  2. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
  3. In certain card games, to score no points
To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
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  1. To make long, narrow, shallow trenches in; plow.
  2. To become furrowed or wrinkled.
  3. To form grooves or deep wrinkles in.
(--- Informal) To gain in abundance. Often used with in :
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  1. (--- Informal) To gain in abundance. Often used with in :
  2. To direct gunfire along (a line of troops, the deck of a ship, etc.)
  3. To use a rake
To inflict wounds or a wound:
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  1. To inflict wounds or a wound:
  2. To inflict wounds or a wound on.
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of wind.
To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
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  1. To injure or damage so as to make imperfect, less attractive, etc.; spoil; impair; disfigure
  2. To impair the soundness, perfection, or integrity of; spoil.
  3. To inflict damage, especially disfiguring damage, on.
To wound without killing; maim
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  1. To wound without killing; maim
  2. To block (a wheel, for example) with a prop to prevent rolling or slipping.
  3. To cut; scratch; score; notch
To cut or scoop out with or as if with a gouge:
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  1. To cut or scoop out with or as if with a gouge:
  2. (Informal) To cheat out of money, etc.; also, to overcharge
  3. To force out the eye of (a person) with one's thumb.
To frighten
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  1. To frighten
  2. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
  3. (Botany) To slit or soften the outer coat of (seeds) in order to speed germination.
To rip, cut, or tear.
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  1. To rip, cut, or tear.
  2. To cause deep emotional pain to; distress.
  3. To wound or hurt (someone's feelings, etc.) deeply; distress
To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
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  1. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
  2. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
  3. To affect sharply the senses or feelings of
To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
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  1. To pierce or stamp with rows of holes, as those between postage stamps, to allow easy separation.
  2. To pierce (a sheet of stamps, etc.) with holes in a row
  3. To pierce, punch, or bore a hole or holes in; penetrate.
To depreciate or deflate:
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  1. To depreciate or deflate:
  2. To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
  3. To pierce with a pointed object.
To cross each other
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  1. To cross each other
  2. To cut across or overlap each other:
  3. To divide into two parts by passing through or across; cut across
(Mech.) To mark off the divisions of; graduate; gradate
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  1. (Mech.) To mark off the divisions of; graduate; gradate
  2. To separate into groups; classify
  3. To sector into units of measurement; graduate:
To cut short; reduce; abridge
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  1. To cut short; reduce; abridge
  2. To cut short or reduce:
To shorten (a piece of writing) while preserving its substance; condense
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  1. To shorten (a piece of writing) while preserving its substance; condense
  2. (Rare) To deprive (a person) of rights, privileges, etc.
  3. To condense or shorten the whole of something, such as a book, and not merely a portion of it.
To undergo condensation.
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  1. To undergo condensation.
  2. (Chem.) To cause molecules of (the same or different substances) to combine to form a more complex compound, often with elimination of a simple molecule, as water
  3. To change (a substance) to a denser form, as from a gas to a liquid
To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
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  1. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
  2. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  3. To remove from a document or record:
To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
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  1. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  2. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
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  1. (Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
  2. To lessen the authority or dignity of; to put down; to degrade; to abase; to weaken.
  3. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
(Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
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  1. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
  2. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  3. To become less; decrease:
To aim a stroke or blow:
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  1. To aim a stroke or blow:
  2. To dismantle and pack up for departure:
  3. To engage in a strike against an employer.
To chop (a tree) with an ax so as to cause it to fall
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  1. To chop (a tree) with an ax so as to cause it to fall
  2. To strike or cut; cleave.
  3. To conform or adhere (to a line, rule, principle, etc.)
(Archaic) To move roughly or suddenly.
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  1. (Archaic) To move roughly or suddenly.
  2. To say in a jerky or abrupt way
  3. To change direction suddenly, as a ship in the wind.
(Slang) To kill deliberately; murder.
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  1. (Slang) To kill deliberately; murder.
  2. (Slang) To murder (a person), often, specif., for pay
  3. To strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow
To change or make different; modify:
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  1. To change or make different; modify:
  2. To adjust (a garment) for a better fit.
  3. To become different; change; vary
To deprive of anything essential; weaken
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  1. To deprive of anything essential; weaken
  2. To castrate a horse or other similar animal.
  3. To castrate (a horse, for example).
To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
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  1. To deprive of strength or vigor; weaken.
  2. To deprive (a male) of the power to reproduce, as by removing the testicles; castrate; geld
  3. To destroy the strength or force of; weaken
To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
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  1. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
  2. To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
  3. To treat with scorn, contempt, disdain, etc.; behave coldly toward; slight or ignore
To treat as of small importance; make light of:
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  1. To treat as of small importance; make light of:
  2. To treat as unimportant
  3. (Military, of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
To pay little or no attention to
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  1. To pay little or no attention to
  2. To show no evidence of attention concerning (something):
  3. To treat without due respect; slight
To avoid work or duty.
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  1. To avoid work or duty.
  2. To neglect or evade doing (something that should be done)
  3. To avoid or neglect (a duty or responsibility).
To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
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  1. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
  2. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  3. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
To leave a place or a gathering while trying to avoid being seen or heard.
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  1. To leave a place or a gathering while trying to avoid being seen or heard.
(Informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
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  1. (Informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
  2. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  3. To leap or jump lightly over:
(Informal) To avoid or evade
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or evade
  2. To move swiftly, especially so as to escape being seen:
  3. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
To measure by using a tape measure
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  1. To measure by using a tape measure
  2. To record (sounds or pictures) on magnetic tape or other electronic storage medium:
  3. To measure with a tape measure.
To become diluted
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  1. To become diluted
  2. To make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water.
  3. To thin down or weaken as by mixing with water or other liquid
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. To make worse, less, weaker, etc.; reduce an ability or function
  3. To cause to weaken, be damaged, or diminish, as in quality:
To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
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  1. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
  2. To dig beneath; excavate ground from under, so as to form a tunnel or mine
  3. To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
To pass or cause to pass into solution.
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  1. To pass or cause to pass into solution.
  2. To be moved or overcome emotionally:
  3. To pass into solution:
To fit; accommodate (to)
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  1. To fit; accommodate (to)
  2. (Obs.) To think up; contrive
  3. To give shape or form to; make:
(Naut.) To direct the bow of (a ship) to port or starboard in getting under way
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  1. (Naut.) To direct the bow of (a ship) to port or starboard in getting under way
  2. To choose actors for (a play, for example).
  3. (Obs.) To make a forecast; conjecture
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To compose:
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