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An embankment or dam made to prevent flooding by the sea or by a river
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  1. An embankment or dam made to prevent flooding by the sea or by a river
  2. (Scot.) A low dividing wall of earth or stone
  3. The bank of earth thrown up in digging a ditch
Alternative form of deech.
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  1. Alternative form of deech.
  2. A long narrow trench or furrow dug in the ground, as for irrigation, drainage, or a boundary line.
Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
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  1. Something resembling a wall in impenetrability or strength:
  2. Such a structure forming a side or inner partition of a building
  3. An extreme or desperate condition or position, such as defeat or ruin:
A place of safekeeping or storage:
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  1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
The act or process of embanking
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  1. The act or process of embanking
  2. A long artificial mound of earth and stone, built to hold back water, for protection or to support a road
  3. A bank of earth, rubble, etc. used to keep back water, to hold up a roadway, or as part of a fortification
A customs gate on a country's border
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  1. A customs gate on a country's border
  2. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
  3. (Obs.) A fortress, stockade, etc. for defending an entrance or gate
The channel through which molten metal flows into a shaped cavity of a mold.
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  1. The channel through which molten metal flows into a shaped cavity of a mold.
  2. An opening providing passageway through a fence or wall, with or without such a structure; gateway
  3. An opening in a wall or fence for entrance or exit.
A fence, as of brushwood or stakes, built in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish
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  1. A fence, as of brushwood or stakes, built in a stream, channel, etc., for catching fish
  2. A low dam built in a river to back up or divert water, as for a mill; milldam
  3. A fence placed across a river to catch fish.
The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
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  1. The level at which the ground surface meets the foundation of a building.
  2. A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track:
  3. The degree of inclination of a slope, road, or other surface:
An artificial embankment along a rivercourse or an arm of the sea, built to protect adjoining land from inundation.
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  1. An artificial embankment along a rivercourse or an arm of the sea, built to protect adjoining land from inundation.
  2. A landing place, as a pier, on the bank of a river
  3. (US) The steep bank of a river, or border of an irrigated field.
A watertight temporary structure in a river, lake, etc., for keeping the water from an enclosed area that has been pumped dry so that a bridge foundation, dam, or pier may be constructed
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  1. A watertight temporary structure in a river, lake, etc., for keeping the water from an enclosed area that has been pumped dry so that a bridge foundation, dam, or pier may be constructed
  2. A watertight box or chamber attached to the side of a ship so that repairs can be made below the waterline
  3. A watertight chamber attached to the side of a ship to facilitate repairs below the water line.
A female sheep
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  1. A female sheep
  2. A member of a people inhabiting southeast Ghana, southern Togo, and southern Benin.
  3. A female sheep, especially when full grown.
(Archaic) A lewd or promiscuous woman
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  1. (Archaic) A lewd or promiscuous woman
  2. A man considered to be weak or contemptible.
  3. (Slang) Something very unpleasant or difficult:
Any of the large, low-lying dark areas on the Moon or on Mars or other inner planets. The lunar maria are believed to consist of volcanic basalts, and many are believed to be basins formed initially by large impacts with meteoroids and later filled with lava flows.
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  1. Any of the large, low-lying dark areas on the Moon or on Mars or other inner planets. The lunar maria are believed to consist of volcanic basalts, and many are believed to be basins formed initially by large impacts with meteoroids and later filled with lava flows.
  2. Any of several vast, dark, flat areas visible from the earth on the surface of the moon, Mercury, or Mars
  3. A fully mature female horse, mule, donkey, burro, etc.; specif., a female horse that has reached the age of five
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
A unit used to measure atmospheric pressure. It is equal to a force of 100,000 newtons per square meter of surface area, or 0.987 atmosphere.
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  1. A unit used to measure atmospheric pressure. It is equal to a force of 100,000 newtons per square meter of surface area, or 0.987 atmosphere.
  2. To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something:
  3. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
To become slow or slower.
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  1. To become slow or slower.
  2. So as to fall behind the correct time or rate:
  3. To go or become slow or slower
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
  3. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To keep or confine within physical limits:
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  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
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  1. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  2. To close (a finger hole of a wind instrument) so as to produce a desired tone
  3. To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To make contact or come close, as in order to begin fighting
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  1. To make contact or come close, as in order to begin fighting
  2. To come to an end; finish:
  3. To join or unite; bring into contact:
To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
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  1. To obstruct movement on or in; block up:
  2. To become obstructed or choked up:
  3. To fill with obstructions or with thick, sticky matter; stop up; jam
To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
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  1. To hinder or check, as growth, expansion, progress, etc.; to stifle.
  2. To check or slow down the movement, growth, or action of:
  3. To move one's fingers very close to the tip of a pencil, brush or other art tool.
To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
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  1. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  2. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
  3. To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of a physiological process, especially by the use of drugs.
To completely block or obstruct.
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  1. To completely block or obstruct.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
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  1. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
  2. To keep within bounds; restrict:
  3. To restrict in movement:
To rule out; except:
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  1. To rule out; except:
  2. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
  3. To fasten with or as with a bar
To stamp with a block
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  1. To stamp with a block
  2. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
  3. (Sports) To block an opponent
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
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  1. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  2. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
  3. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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