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The activity of dancing.
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  1. The activity of dancing.
The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.
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  1. The art of creating, arranging and recording the dance movements of a ballet etc.
  2. The arrangement or the written notation of the movements of a dance, esp. a ballet
  3. Dancing, esp. ballet dancing
A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
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  1. A device, often with metal surfaces, used as a guide for a tool or as a template
  2. A fast, springy sort of dance, usually in triple time
  3. The music for such a dance.
The act or an instance of prancing.
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  1. The act or an instance of prancing.
  2. A prancing movement
(By extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
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  1. (By extension, music) A rhythm commonly used in blues music. Consists of a series of triplet notes with the middle note missing, so that it sounds like a long note followed by a short note. Sounds like a walker dragging one foot.
  2. A dance in which the feet slide along or move close to the floor.
  3. A gait, dance, etc. characterized by this
(Music) A type of popular dance music developed about 1935 and based on jazz but employing a larger band, less improvisation, and simpler harmonic and rhythmic patterns.
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  1. (Music) A type of popular dance music developed about 1935 and based on jazz but employing a larger band, less improvisation, and simpler harmonic and rhythmic patterns.
  2. A dance style.
  3. A ballroom dance performed to this music.
The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
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  1. The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
  2. A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
  3. (Informal) A dance or dance party.
The captain of a lawn bowling team or curling team
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  1. The captain of a lawn bowling team or curling team
  2. An act of passing over something; an omission.
  3. A leaping or jumping movement, especially a gait in which hops and steps alternate.
(Informal) A trial effort; try
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  1. (Informal) A trial effort; try
  2. A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
  3. A spirited dance
(Slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
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  1. (Slang) An illegal plot or enterprise, especially one involving theft.
  2. A playful jump or leap
  3. A playful leap or hop.
A lively, rollicking dance, often a square dance
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  1. A lively, rollicking dance, often a square dance
  2. The music for a square dance.
  3. A square dance.
A formal social dance
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  1. A formal social dance
  2. A throw or pitch of a ball
  3. Such an object moving, thrown, hit, or kicked in a particular manner:
A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
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  1. A march of all the guests at the opening of a ball.
  2. A walking or marching figure of a square dance
  3. (Formal) A prom (dance).
A formal dance held for a high-school or college class typically at or near the end of the academic year.
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  1. A formal dance held for a high-school or college class typically at or near the end of the academic year.
  2. A kind of read-only memory whose contents can be set after manufacture, but only once.
  3. A type of ROM chip that can be programmed to a particular user's needs
A brisk, lively dance characterized by many intricate figures and the continual changing of partners
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  1. A brisk, lively dance characterized by many intricate figures and the continual changing of partners
  2. Music for such a dance
  3. A formal ball, especially one at which young women are presented to society.
A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
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  1. A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
  2. A welcome, greeting, or acceptance:
  3. A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting:
An involved scheme; a charade.
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  1. An involved scheme; a charade.
  2. A disguise or false outward show; a pretense:
  3. A ball or party at which masks and fancy costumes or disguises are worn
A dramatic composition written for such an entertainment, usually in verse
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  1. A dramatic composition written for such an entertainment, usually in verse
  2. A form of dramatic entertainment popular among the English aristocracy during the 16th and 17th cent., usually based on a mythical or allegorical theme and featuring lavish costumes, scenery, music, dancing, etc.: originally it contained no dialogue
  3. A masked ball
A late-afternoon dance.
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  1. A late-afternoon dance.
  2. A dance held in the late afternoon, at teatime
A square dance.
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  1. A square dance.
  2. The music for a square dance.
  3. A lively, rollicking dance, often a square dance
A social gathering, as a dance, for getting people acquainted with one another
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  1. A social gathering, as a dance, for getting people acquainted with one another
  2. An informal dance or party arranged to give members of a group an opportunity to get acquainted.
  3. A device used to combine and adjust sounds from a variety of sources in order to create a final recorded audio product, such as the soundtrack of a movie.
The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
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  1. The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
  2. A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
  3. (Informal) A dance or dance party.
A dance, party, entertainment, or other gathering, esp. of an informal kind
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  1. A dance, party, entertainment, or other gathering, esp. of an informal kind
A rough, noisy quarrel or fight; row
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  1. A rough, noisy quarrel or fight; row
  2. (Slang) A loud party.
To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two:
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  1. To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two:
  2. (Nautical) To place (a mast) in its step.
  3. To move with the feet in a particular manner:
To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
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  1. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
  2. To catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.
  3. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
To form by walking or trampling:
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  1. To form by walking or trampling:
  2. To set one's foot (on, across, etc.); make a step; step
  3. To move on foot; step; walk
To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
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  1. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
  2. (Music) To blend one tone into the next; slur.
  3. To move by or pass gradually and almost unnoticed, as time
To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
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  1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  2. To move while rotating or turning about:
  3. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
To dance or perform (a jig) or to dance in jig style
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  1. To dance or perform (a jig) or to dance in jig style
  2. To machine (an object) with the aid of a jig.
  3. To move or bob up and down jerkily and rapidly.
To do a pirouette
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  1. To do a pirouette
  2. To execute a pirouette.
  3. (Intransitive) To perform a pirouette; to whirl on the toes, like a dancer.
To walk, especially when as a result of regular transportation being unavailable.
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  1. To walk, especially when as a result of regular transportation being unavailable.
(Informal) To get on (a train) surreptitiously in order to ride without paying a fare:
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  1. (Informal) To get on (a train) surreptitiously in order to ride without paying a fare:
  2. To travel or move often from place to place. Often used in combination:
  3. To jump on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
(Idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To dance, especially in a vigorous manner and in one of the dance styles of the first half of the twentieth century.
A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
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  1. A relatively hard, naturally occurring mineral material. Rock can consist of a single mineral or of several minerals that are either tightly compacted or held together by a cementlike mineral matrix. The three main types of rock are igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic.
  2. To move (a child, for example) back and forth or from side to side, especially in order to soothe or lull to sleep.
  3. To take part in social activity, as at a party or nightclub, in an unrestrained, often boisterous, manner
To get going; leave:
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  1. To get going; leave:
  2. To move quickly:
  3. To dance to rock music
(Intransitive) To dance in the vogue dance style.
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  1. (Intransitive) To dance in the vogue dance style.
  2. To dance by striking a series of rigid, stylized poses, evocative of fashion models during photograph shoots.
(Informal) To go or move briskly or in bounces
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  1. (Informal) To go or move briskly or in bounces
  2. To jump over
  3. (Informal) To get on (a train) surreptitiously in order to ride without paying a fare:
To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
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  1. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  2. To leap or jump lightly over:
  3. To jump or leap lightly over
To move suddenly and involuntarily, as from fright, surprise, etc.
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  1. To move suddenly and involuntarily, as from fright, surprise, etc.
  2. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using the leg muscles; leap; spring
  3. To leap onto:
To move suddenly or swiftly, as if by jumping; bound
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  1. To move suddenly or swiftly, as if by jumping; bound
  2. To propel oneself quickly upward or a long way; spring or jump:
  3. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
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  1. To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
  2. To try to catch suspended or floating fruit with the teeth
  3. To move or act in a bobbing manner; move suddenly or jerkily
To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
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  1. To lose one's grip on (a ball, for example) momentarily.
  2. To bob up and down.
  3. To move jerkily; bob
To run or go quickly and lightly:
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  1. To run or go quickly and lightly:
  2. (Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
  3. To run or go hurriedly or quickly
(Intransitive) to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing
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  1. (Intransitive) to move hurriedly or as by twitching or bouncing
  2. To skip, scamper, or move along quickly and lightly
  3. To move rapidly along a surface, usually with frequent light contacts or changes of direction; skip or glide quickly:
To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.
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  1. To shake something gently; to rattle or wiggle.
  2. To move or rock lightly up and down or to and fro in an unsteady, jerky manner:
  3. To move in a succession of quick, slight jerks; rock lightly
To adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate
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  1. To adjust, alter, rearrange, or manipulate
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
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  1. To leap or frisk about; frolic.
  2. To skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol
To jump and skip about in play; frolic
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  1. To jump and skip about in play; frolic
  2. To leap about playfully; frolic.
To move with an up-and-down motion, as from resilience
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  1. To move with an up-and-down motion, as from resilience
  2. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
  3. To move suddenly; spring; jump
(Originally intransitive) To prance, said of mounts
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  1. (Originally intransitive) To prance, said of mounts
  2. To leap about; prance or caper
  3. (Intransitive) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
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  1. To incline toward change, as in opinion or feeling:
  2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
  3. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
(Intransitive) To twist or whirl, as an eddy.
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  1. (Intransitive) To twist or whirl, as an eddy.
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
To strip, clear, carry away, remove, or destroy with a forceful movement or movements
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  1. To strip, clear, carry away, remove, or destroy with a forceful movement or movements
  2. To move, pass, or progress steadily or smoothly, esp. with speed, force, or gracefulness
  3. To move or carry along with a sweeping movement
(--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
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  1. (--- Informal) To move, travel, or come (by, over to, around to, etc.) in a casual manner, as by automobile
  2. To suspend on hinges:
  3. To ride on a swing.
To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
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  1. To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
  2. To cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
  3. To move forward rapidly, especially with a swaying motion or with minimal control; career:
To make a curvet
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  1. To make a curvet
  2. To cause to leap in a curvet.
  3. To leap in a curvet.
To go on foot; walk. Often used with it:
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  1. To go on foot; walk. Often used with it:
  2. To go by foot over, on, or through; tread.
  3. To execute the steps of (a dance).
To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two:
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  1. To shift or move slightly by taking a step or two:
  2. To walk a short distance to a specified place or in a specified direction:
  3. To put or press the foot:
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
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  1. To leap or frisk about; frolic.
  2. To skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol
To have lively or boisterous fun; romp:
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  1. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp:
  2. (Intransitive) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
  3. To romp about happily; frolic
To move about briskly and playfully; frolic.
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  1. To move about briskly and playfully; frolic.
  2. To search (a person) for something concealed, especially a weapon, by passing the hands quickly over clothes or through pockets.
  3. To dance or move about in a playful, lively manner; frolic
To engage in lovemaking.
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  1. To engage in lovemaking.
  2. To move about or behave playfully; romp:
  3. To play or romp about in a happy, carefree way
To leap about playfully; frolic.
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  1. To leap about playfully; frolic.
  2. To jump and skip about in play; frolic
To behave in a playful or carefree manner; to frolic or romp
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  1. To behave in a playful or carefree manner; to frolic or romp
  2. To play or behave in a lively, carefree way; romp
  3. To behave or move in a carefree, frolicsome manner; romp.
To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
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  1. To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
  2. (Slang) To win a race or game easily.
  3. To play or frolic in a boisterous, lively way
A spherical or almost spherical body:
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  1. A spherical or almost spherical body:
  2. Such an object moving, thrown, hit, or kicked in a particular manner:
  3. A throw or pitch of a ball
The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
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  1. The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
  2. A light springy jump or leap, especially on one foot or with both feet at the same time.
  3. (Informal) A dance or dance party.
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