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A losing or being lost
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  1. A losing or being lost
  2. Destruction:
  3. The amount of something lost:
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
  2. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
  3. A losing of power or strength
A cause of ruin:
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  1. A cause of ruin:
  2. The cause of such a fall
  3. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.
One that disappoints.
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  1. One that disappoints.
  2. (Uncountable) The emotion felt when a strongly held expectation is not met.
  3. The condition or feeling of being disappointed.
A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
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  1. A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
  2. Rejection; refusal:
  3. The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed:
A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
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  1. A change to an opposite position, condition, or direction.
  2. A change from good fortune to bad; defeat, check, or misfortune
  3. A mechanism, etc. for reversing, as a gear arrangement in a transmission that causes a machine, motor vehicle, etc. to run backward or in the opposite direction
An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
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  1. An abrupt, blunt refusal of offered advice, help, etc.
  2. A sudden resistance or refusal.
  3. A check or an abrupt setback to progress or action:
The act or process of conquering:
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  1. The act or process of conquering:
  2. A person or group whose affection or admiration has been gained:
  3. The personification of conquest, (also known as Pestilence), often depicted riding a white horse.
A band of followers; retinue
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  1. A band of followers; retinue
  2. A disorderly flight or retreat, as of defeated troops
  3. (Archaic) A group of people, especially knights, or of animals, especially wolves.
(Sports) A throw that goes too far.
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  1. (Sports) A throw that goes too far.
  2. An instance of overthrowing, especially one that results in downfall or destruction.
  3. (Sports) The throwing of a ball over and beyond a target, especially in baseball.
The act or process of destroying; demolition or slaughter
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  1. The act or process of destroying; demolition or slaughter
  2. The cause or means of destroying
  3. The cause or means of destroying:
(Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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  1. (Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
  2. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
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  1. The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
  2. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
  3. The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
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  1. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
  2. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
  3. A loss of wealth, rank, reputation, or happiness; ruin.
The act or process of annihilating.
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  1. The act or process of annihilating.
  2. The condition of having been annihilated; utter destruction.
  3. (Physics) The phenomenon in which a particle and an antiparticle, such as an electron and a positron, meet and are converted to a combination of energy or energetic particles approximately equivalent to the sum of their masses.
A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
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  1. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque. A draft signed by a person (the drawer or maker) that directs a bank (the drawee) to pay, on demand and without conditions, a specific sum of money to another person (the payee). Usually the funds are withdrawn from an account or a deposit that the drawer or maker has with the bank. Also called cheque.
A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
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  1. A set of drums together with various other percussion instruments, as cymbals and woodblocks, played by one person as in a jazz or dance band
  2. A device for sealing a passage against the escape of gases, especially a U-shaped or S-shaped bend in a drainpipe that prevents the return flow of sewer gas by means of a water barrier.
  3. Any of several dark, fine-grained igneous rocks often used in making roads.
The hiding place used for such an attack:
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  1. The hiding place used for such an attack:
  2. The act of so lying in wait to attack
  3. A sudden attack made from a concealed position.
A strikingly important advance or discovery
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  1. A strikingly important advance or discovery
  2. The act, result, or place of breaking through against resistance, as in warfare
  3. A major achievement or success that permits further progress, as in technology.
The act of encircling or the state of being encircled
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  1. The act of encircling or the state of being encircled
  2. (Military) The isolation of a target by the formation of a blockade around it
The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
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  1. The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
  2. The act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental effects (withdrawal symptoms)
  3. Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance. The symptoms of withdrawal include headache, diarrhea, and tremors and can range from mild to life threatening, depending on the extent of the body's reliance on the addictive substance.
The required minimum distance between a building and a property line (often, specif., the front property line) established by local code or ordinance
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  1. The required minimum distance between a building and a property line (often, specif., the front property line) established by local code or ordinance
  2. (Architecture) A step-like recession in a wall.
  3. A reversal, check, or interruption in progress; relapse; upset
(Chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
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  1. (Chess) The state in which the player to move is not in check but has no legal moves, resulting in a draw.
  2. A drawing position in chess in which the king, although not in check, can move only into check and no other piece can move.
  3. Any situation that has no obvious possible movement, but does not involve any personal loss.
Any cause of a person's downfall, destruction, etc.
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  1. Any cause of a person's downfall, destruction, etc.
  2. A cause of destruction or irreparable harm or loss:
  3. Complete loss of means, solvency, position, etc.
A mass of blossoms:
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  1. A mass of blossoms:
  2. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
  3. The state of blossoming:
One that is lost:
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  1. One that is lost:
  2. The condition of being deprived or bereaved of something or someone:
  3. The amount of something lost:
A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
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  1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  3. (--- Theology) The loss of humanity's original innocence and happiness resulting from Adam and Eve's eating of the forbidden fruit in the Garden of Eden.
The killing of a large number of people; a massacre:
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  1. The killing of a large number of people; a massacre:
  2. (Informal) A complete defeat or victory
  3. The killing of animals especially for food.
Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
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  1. Wanton or cruel killing; carnage.
  2. The act or result of botching
  3. The work or business of a butcher
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
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  1. The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
  2. The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
  3. (Informal) A severe defeat, as in a sports event.
A violent flood.
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  1. A violent flood.
  2. A sudden, disastrous collapse, downfall, or defeat; a rout.
  3. A total, often ludicrous, collapse or failure
Any disastrous or decisive defeat
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  1. Any disastrous or decisive defeat
  2. A town of central Belgium near Brussels. Napoleon met his final defeat in the Battle of Waterloo (June 18, 1815).
  3. A final, crushing defeat.
An act of repeated hitting or striking.
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  1. An act of repeated hitting or striking.
  2. The act of a person or thing that beats
  3. (Physics) The periodic variation in amplitude of a wave, especially that produced by the superposition of two waves of different frequencies, resulting in segments of more intense and then less intense wave phenomena, such as louder and then quieter sound.
(Countable) A cord or thread used to lash or bind something.
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  1. (Countable) A cord or thread used to lash or bind something.
  2. The action of a person or thing that whips; esp., a flogging or beating, as in punishment
  3. The act of one that whips.
Action of the verb to thrash
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  1. Action of the verb to thrash
  2. (Computing) excessive paging within virtual storage
  3. A beating, especially a severe one
A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
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  1. A reduction in value, amount, or degree:
  2. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
  3. Something that has fallen:
(Law) Any of the separate and distinct charges or causes of action in an indictment or complaint.
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  1. (Law) Any of the separate and distinct charges or causes of action in an indictment or complaint.
  2. (Bowling) The number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
  3. (Sports) The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
A thorough beating or defeat
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  1. A thorough beating or defeat
  2. A thorough defeat.
  3. A severe beating.
A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
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  1. A refusal, rejection, or rebuff
  2. Rejection; refusal:
  3. The act of repulsing or the state of being repulsed:
A cause of disappointment or depression.
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  1. A cause of disappointment or depression.
  2. A feeling of disappointment or depression.
  3. A fall to a low or lower status or position, as of power or wealth
A tool used for upsetting; a swage.
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  1. A tool used for upsetting; a swage.
  2. A condition of indigestion:
  3. The act of upsetting or the condition of being upset:
The act of preventing the accomplishment or fulfillment of something:
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  1. The act of preventing the accomplishment or fulfillment of something:
  2. The feeling or state of being frustrated:
  3. Contract law: an inability to carry out a contract or perform a term of the contract due to supervening circumstances beyond the parties’ control, such as an event of force majeure. Contract law: an inability to carry out a contract or perform a term of the contract due to supervening circumstances beyond the parties’ control, such as an event of force majeure.
Complete defeat, frustration, etc.
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  1. Complete defeat, frustration, etc.
  2. (Chess) The move that wins the game by checking the opponent's king so that it cannot be protected
  3. The condition of the king after such a move
The act of preventing the opposing team from scoring in a game
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  1. The act of preventing the opposing team from scoring in a game
  2. (Sports) A game that ends with one side not having scored.
  3. Closing and forbidding entry, as a lockout in which management prevents works from working.
(Slang) A very attractive or striking person or thing
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  1. (Slang) A very attractive or striking person or thing
  2. The act of winning a boxing match in this way:
  3. (Sports) A victory in boxing in which one's opponent is unable to rise from the canvas within a specified time after being knocked down or is judged too injured to continue.
A beating, thrashing, or spanking.
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  1. A beating, thrashing, or spanking.
  2. The act of a person or thing that licks
  3. (Slang) A great loss or defeat.
A crushing defeat
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  1. A crushing defeat
  2. A thrashing or beating
  3. A sound thrashing or defeat.
The practice of hunting whales.
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  1. The practice of hunting whales.
  2. The business or practice of hunting, killing, and processing whales.
  3. The work or trade of hunting and killing whales for their blubber, whalebone, etc.
(Sports) A heavy defeat
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  1. (Sports) A heavy defeat
  2. A dull, heavy sound.
The action by which someone is scalped.
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  1. The action by which someone is scalped.
  2. A fraudulent form of market manipulation in which a person buys shares immediately before recommending the shares to others, thus driving the price up
The act of one that trims.
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  1. The act of one that trims.
  2. (Colloquial, dated) A reprimand or chastisting.
  3. Material that is removed by someone trimming something, as a piece of steak.
A person who works land in return for a share of the yield; a sharecropper.
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  1. A person who works land in return for a share of the yield; a sharecropper.
  2. A fall, a tumble; see come a cropper
  3. A precipitate fall
A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
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  1. A blow to one's reputation; a source of dishonor.
  2. (Informal) Shame or dishonor, or a cause or source of this
  3. A bruised discoloration of the flesh surrounding the eye, often resulting from a blow.
A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
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  1. A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
  2. A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual
  3. (Informal) One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
A thorough defeat
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  1. A thorough defeat
  2. A whipping; flogging; beating
  3. (Informal, US) A heavy defeat, drubbing, or beating; used particularly in sports and political contexts.
(Informal) A beating; a thrashing; a thorough defeat.
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(Informal) A complete defeat or victory
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  1. (Informal) A complete defeat or victory
  2. The killing of animals especially for food.
  3. The killing of people in large numbers, as in battle
The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
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  1. The indiscriminate, merciless killing of a number of human beings
  2. The act or an instance of killing a large number of humans indiscriminately and cruelly.
  3. (Informal) A severe defeat, as in a sports event.
(Colloquial, countable) A beating or spanking.
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  1. (Colloquial, countable) A beating or spanking.
  2. The condition of being hidden
  3. The act of one that hides
The application of whitewash.
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  1. The application of whitewash.
  2. (Figuratively) The effacement of errors or bad actions.
A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food.
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  1. A touch of liquor added to a beverage or food.
  2. The act of a person who laces
  3. A small amount, as of liquor or a flavoring, added to something
(Boxing) A knockout
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  1. (Boxing) A knockout
  2. A knockout, as in boxing.
(Informal, slang, US, with indefinite article) something which should not or cannot be done
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  1. (Informal, slang, US, with indefinite article) something which should not or cannot be done
  2. A situation in which planned operations cannot be effectuated, as in the case of the launch of spacecraft:
  3. Alternative form of no go.
To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
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  1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  2. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
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  1. To impede the force or movement of (a fluid).
  2. To check the interference of (low-frequency sound waves) in a radio, phonograph, etc. by the use of a baffle
  3. To confuse or perplex, especially so as to frustrate or prevent from taking action:
To place something above; top:
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  1. To place something above; top:
  2. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
  3. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
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  1. In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
  2. Well
  3. To get the better of; beat:
To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
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  1. To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
  2. In the worst manner
  3. To get the better of; defeat
To reverse the doing of (something accomplished); do away with; cancel; annul
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  1. To reverse the doing of (something accomplished); do away with; cancel; annul
  2. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
  3. To unfasten. ant. syn.
To create difficulties for; stand in the way of; hinder
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  1. To create difficulties for; stand in the way of; hinder
  2. (--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
  3. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
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  1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
  2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
To frustrate (plans, etc.)
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  1. To frustrate (plans, etc.)
  2. To cause to lose composure; embarrass or confuse:
  3. To frustrate (plans, for example) by throwing into disorder; disarrange.
(Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
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  1. (Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
  2. To prevent (someone) from accomplishing a purpose or fulfilling a desire; thwart:
  3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
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  1. To stop and obstinately refuse to move or act
  2. To stop short and refuse to go on:
  3. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
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  1. To become unfit for use or consumption, as from decay. Used especially of perishables, such as food.
  2. To impair or destroy the value or quality of; ruin:
  3. To be damaged or injured in such a way as to become useless, valueless, etc.; specif., to decay, as food
To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
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  1. To counteract the force or effectiveness of.
  2. To prevent from happening
  3. To make valueless or useless; bring to nothing
To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
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  1. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
  2. (Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
  3. To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
To put down forcibly; suppress:
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  1. To put down forcibly; suppress:
  2. To crush; subdue; put an end to
  3. To pacify; quiet:
To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
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  1. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
  2. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
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  1. To subdue someone by superior force.
  2. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
  3. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To hit or propel with great force:
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  1. To hit or propel with great force:
  2. To be or become crushed:
  3. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
(Informal) To happen in a certain way
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  1. (Informal) To happen in a certain way
  2. To change suddenly from one tone quality or musical register to another:
  3. (Informal) To take place or happen; proceed:
To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
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  1. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
  2. To cause to become subservient; subdue
  3. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
  3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
Alternative form of get the better of.
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  1. Alternative form of get the better of.
(Slang) to severely beat someone up
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  1. (Slang) to severely beat someone up
  2. To haggle someone to sell at a lower price.
  3. (Of the sun or rain) to strike with great force.
To set off by contrast.
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  1. To set off by contrast.
  2. (Mathematics) To multiply two binomials together.
  3. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
(Archaic) To be more intelligent than
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  1. (Archaic) To be more intelligent than
  2. To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
  3. To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.
To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
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  1. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
  2. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
  3. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
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  1. To fail to satisfy the hope, desire, or expectation of.
  2. (Internet slang) Alternative form of disappointed.
  3. To cause disappointment
To disagree with in argument; contradict
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  1. To disagree with in argument; contradict
  2. To act or be in violation of (a law, directive, or principle, for example); violate:
  3. To go against; oppose; conflict with; violate
To surround or circle around
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  1. To surround or circle around
  2. To avoid or evade
  3. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
To combine the qualities of two things:
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  1. To combine the qualities of two things:
  2. To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
  3. To move or extend from one side to another:
(Chess) To place in checkmate
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  1. (Chess) To place in checkmate
  2. To defeat completely; frustrate; thwart
  3. To move a piece placing (an opponent's king) under threat of being taken on the next move with no way of escape or defense possible.
To argue better than; to defeat in argument.
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To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
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  1. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
  2. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
  3. To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
To exceed or surpass
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  1. To exceed or surpass
  2. To excel; go beyond in performance; surpass.
  3. To do more or better than (another) in performance or action.
(--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
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  1. (--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
  2. To ransack:
  3. To turn or tip over; capsize
(Obs.) To force back; repel
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  1. (Obs.) To force back; repel
  2. To contradict, refute, or oppose, esp. in a formal manner by argument, proof, etc., as in a debate
  3. To refute, especially by offering opposing evidence or arguments, as in a legal case:
To lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected
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  1. To lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected
  2. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  3. To subject (a photographic film, for example) to the action of light.
To put (enemy guns) out of action
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  1. To put (enemy guns) out of action
  2. To interfere with the expression of a gene or gene segment so that its biological function is suppressed.
  3. To cause to be silent; still; quiet
To match against a superior opponent
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  1. To match against a superior opponent
  2. To be more than equal to or a match for; hence, to vanquish.
  3. To match more than intended.
To put in a nonplus; bewilder
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  1. To put in a nonplus; bewilder
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
  3. To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
To plot against; thwart with a counterplot.
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  1. To plot against; thwart with a counterplot.
  2. (Intransitive) To form a plot or plan in opposition to the actions of another.
To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.
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  1. To prove to be false, invalid, or in error; refute.
(Idiomatic) to terminate or abolish something
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To make invalid; deprive of legal force
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  1. To make invalid; deprive of legal force
(Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
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  1. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
  2. To travel about, making political speeches
  3. To go about making political speeches.
To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.
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  1. To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.
  2. To cause the passage or defeat of (a legislative bill, etc.), or make (one's way, etc.), by crushing opposition or overriding obstacles
  3. To move with overwhelming force, or use steamroller tactics
To prevent (the trump-naming opponent at euchre) from taking the required three tricks
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  1. To prevent (the trump-naming opponent at euchre) from taking the required three tricks
  2. To prevent (an opponent) from taking 3 tricks in euchre.
  3. To deceive by sly or underhand means; cheat:
To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
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  1. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  2. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
  3. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
To bellow. Used of cattle.
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  1. To bellow. Used of cattle.
  2. To use a router in woodworking.
  3. To dig up or turn over with the snout
To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
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  1. To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
  2. To catch in or as if in a trap.
  3. (--- Law) To induce (someone) into performing an otherwise uncontemplated criminal act for the sole purpose of providing the basis for a prosecution.
To bring (a country) under control by force.
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  1. To bring (a country) under control by force.
  2. To overcome, quieten, or bring under control.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
To print (a job order) in a quantity larger than that ordered.
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  1. To print (a job order) in a quantity larger than that ordered.
  2. To run or spread out over so as to cover
  3. To print more copies of (a given work) than ordered
To throw or turn over; upset
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  1. To throw or turn over; upset
  2. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  3. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
To bring under control or subjection; conquer
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  1. To bring under control or subjection; conquer
  2. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
  3. To cause to become subservient; subdue
To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
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  1. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
  2. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
  3. To be or become crushed:
To move by smashing or with force
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  1. To move by smashing or with force
  2. To cause to come into forceful contact with something:
  3. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
(Idiomatic) To force to leave or go away.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To force to leave or go away.
(Archaic) To defeat; overthrow
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  1. (Archaic) To defeat; overthrow
  2. To make uneasy or perplexed; disconcert.
  3. To frustrate the plans or expectations of
(Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
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  1. (Physics) To participate in annihilation. Used of particles and antiparticles.
  2. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
  3. To reduce to nonexistence:
To turn over; upset:
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  1. To turn over; upset:
  2. To present with an excessive amount:
  3. To overcome emotionally
To separate and go off in several directions
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  1. To separate and go off in several directions
  2. To cause to separate and go in different directions:
  3. (Baseball) To allow (hits or walks) in small numbers over several innings. Used of a pitcher.
To rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial.
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  1. To rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial.
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
  3. To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
(Intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
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  1. (Intransitive) To stop either temporarily or permanently.
  2. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
  3. To bring to a stop.
(Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
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  1. (Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To thwart; outwit
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  1. To thwart; outwit
  2. To gain a tactical advantage over (a competitor, for example).
  3. To go around and beyond the flank of (a body of enemy troops)
To form a circle around; surround:
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  1. To form a circle around; surround:
  2. To move or go around completely; make a circuit of:
To kill (people) in large numbers; massacre.
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  1. To kill (people) in large numbers; massacre.
  2. To kill in a violent or brutal manner.
  3. To kill (animals) especially for food; butcher.
To kill brutally or indiscriminately.
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  1. To kill brutally or indiscriminately.
  2. To botch; bungle:
  3. To kill (people, game, etc.) brutally, senselessly, or in large numbers; slaughter
To maneuver with better effect than; outwit
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  1. To maneuver with better effect than; outwit
  2. To excel in maneuverability:
  3. To overcome (an opponent) by artful, clever maneuvering.
To attack from ambush
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  1. To attack from ambush
  2. To hide in ambush
  3. To attack from a concealed position.
To cause aversion or distaste in:
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  1. To cause aversion or distaste in:
  2. To refuse to accept, agree to, or submit to; reject
  3. To cause aversion or distaste:
To do away with completely; put an end to:
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  1. To do away with completely; put an end to:
  2. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
  3. To destroy; ruin; bring to naught
To deflect, evade, or avoid:
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  1. To deflect, evade, or avoid:
  2. To ward off or deflect (a blow, the thrust of a sword, etc.)
  3. To deflect or ward off (a fencing thrust, for example).
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
To drop a bomb or bombs.
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  1. To drop a bomb or bombs.
  2. (Informal) To be a complete failure
  3. To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs
To destroy decisively; wreck:
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  1. To destroy decisively; wreck:
  2. To attack, strike, or sink with a torpedo.
  3. To attack, damage, or destroy with or as with a torpedo
To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
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  1. To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
  2. To cause to penetrate or become absorbed
  3. To cause to lose courage, strength, etc. or position, dignity, etc.
To cause, as a result of a shipwreck, to be stranded in some desolate place, as a desert island
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  1. To cause, as a result of a shipwreck, to be stranded in some desolate place, as a desert island
  2. To destroy, ruin, or wreck
  3. To cause a ship to be destroyed, as by storm or collision.
To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"
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  1. To overpower; to overcome; to extinguish; — said especially of sound; usually in the form "to drown out"
  2. To lose, make hard to find or unnoticeable in an abundant mass
  3. To cause to disappear; get rid of
To overcome or overwhelm; ruin
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  1. To overcome or overwhelm; ruin
  2. To become swamped; sink in or as in a swamp
  3. To become full of water or sink.
To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
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  1. To frustrate or defeat by secret and opposite measures.
  2. To make or use a countermine against.
  3. To intercept (an enemy mine) with a countermine
(Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, Of a group of people) Cease to be together, break apart from the group.
  2. Separate, disassociate, cause to come apart.
To select by lot and kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers).
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  1. To select by lot and kill one in every ten of (a group of soldiers).
  2. To destroy or kill a large part of (a group of people or organisms).
  3. To reduce markedly in amount:
To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
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  1. To render invisible or unreadable, as by erasing or marking over:
  2. (Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
(Intransitive) To retreat.
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  1. (Intransitive) To retreat.
  2. To return to a prior state.
  3. To postpone.
To surpass in leadership or management
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  1. To surpass in leadership or management
  2. To surpass (another, especially an opponent) in leadership.
  3. To outdo or surpass (someone) in military skill or leadership.
To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
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  1. To clean up with a mop; especially to clean up a spill or mess.
  2. To clear the leftovers of a dish, in order to eat them.
  3. (Idiomatic) To fix problems; to correct or repair.
(Idiomatic) to ruin (especially land), by digging
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  1. (Idiomatic) to ruin (especially land), by digging
  2. (US, idiomatic) to defeat utterly
  3. To chew so as to make something pulpy
(Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
  2. (Physics) To cause a reference wave to combine with (a second wave) so that the frequency of the second wave can be studied through time variations in the amplitude of the combination.
  3. To take beating or stirring
To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
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  1. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
  2. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
  3. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To surpass (an opponent) in skill or technique or in scoring points.
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  1. To surpass (an opponent) in skill or technique or in scoring points.
  2. To play better than
To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get
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  1. To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get
  2. To get to, usually with effort; reach
  3. To take in battle; capture:
(Informal) To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.
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  1. (Informal) To lose or give up (a contest, for example) purposely.
  2. To put suddenly or forcefully into a given condition, position, or activity:
  3. To cause (one's voice) to seem to come from a source other than oneself.
To provide with a floor.
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  1. To provide with a floor.
  2. (Informal) To press (the accelerator of a motor vehicle) to the floor.
  3. To cover or furnish with a floor
To beat or batter, as with the fists:
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  1. To beat or batter, as with the fists:
  2. To hit or strike heavily and repeatedly.
  3. To beat or hit with repeated blows, esp. with the fist
To produce energetically, as from forceful use of the hands. Often used with out :
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  1. To produce energetically, as from forceful use of the hands. Often used with out :
  2. To move with heavy steps or come down heavily while moving
  3. (Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down :
To beat severely with a whip or rod.
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  1. To beat severely with a whip or rod.
  2. (Informal) To actively promote or deal in
  3. To beat with a strap, stick, whip, etc., esp. as punishment
To hit something better or further than another, especially to score better in a game involving hitting a ball with a bat.
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  1. To hit something better or further than another, especially to score better in a game involving hitting a ball with a bat.
To run faster, farther, or better than
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  1. To run faster, farther, or better than
  2. To go beyond; exceed:
  3. To run faster than the others.
To jump better than; particularly higher than, or further than.
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  1. To jump better than; particularly higher than, or further than.
To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
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  1. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
  2. To move wildly or violently:
  3. To give a severe beating to; flog
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
(Idiomatic) To win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To win in a contest or a game by a narrow margin of victory.
To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
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  1. To defeat an opponent by a small margin.
  2. To find something using ones sense of smell.
To change or vary by slight degrees:
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  1. To change or vary by slight degrees:
  2. To pass from one quality, color, or thing to another by very slight changes or degrees.
  3. To change, move, or vary slightly or by degrees