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To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
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  1. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
  2. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To reach a decision; decide:
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  1. To reach a decision; decide:
  2. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
  3. To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place:
To fall; come down
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  1. To fall; come down
  2. To fall exhausted, wounded, or dead
  3. To fall in drops:
To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
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  1. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
  2. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back:
  3. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
(Rare) To sink or settle
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  1. (Rare) To sink or settle
  2. To move or tend to move in accordance with the force of gravity
  3. (Intransitive, figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity.
To go quietly or secretly; move without attracting notice
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  1. To go quietly or secretly; move without attracting notice
  2. To fall into fault or error. Often used with up.
  3. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
To disassemble (a mechanism, for example).
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  1. To disassemble (a mechanism, for example).
  2. (Intransitive) to get off (something)
  3. (Computing) to make a hard drive unavailable for use
To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
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  1. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  2. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
  3. To be directed toward or come into contact; rest:
To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
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  1. To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
To fall rapidly:
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  1. To fall rapidly:
  2. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
  3. To fall off or decline precipitously
To descend nose down at an acceleration usually exceeding that of free fall. Used of an airplane.
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  1. To descend nose down at an acceleration usually exceeding that of free fall. Used of an airplane.
  2. (Sports) To exaggerate a fall in an attempt to induce a referee to call a penalty on an opponent.
  3. To go toward the bottom of a body of water:
To fall off or decline precipitously
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  1. To fall off or decline precipitously
  2. To fall or drop straight downward
To appear to move downward, as the sun or moon in setting.
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  1. To appear to move downward, as the sun or moon in setting.
  2. To cause or allow to fall or go down; lower
  3. To go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or completely covered
To lower or drop (something) suddenly:
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  1. To lower or drop (something) suddenly:
  2. To plunge into water or other liquid and come out quickly.
  3. To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
(Informal) To try to sell, promote, or convince, using persuasive talk, advertising, etc.
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  1. (Informal) To try to sell, promote, or convince, using persuasive talk, advertising, etc.
  2. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
  3. To fall or plunge headlong
To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
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  1. To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
  2. To move or walk:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
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  1. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
  2. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To get down, as from a vehicle; dismount:
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  1. To get down, as from a vehicle; dismount:
  2. (Rare) To come (on or upon) accidentally
  3. To come by chance:
With little weight and few burdens:
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  1. With little weight and few burdens:
  2. Electromagnetic energy of a wavelength just outside the range the human eye can detect, such as infrared light and ultraviolet light.
  3. To give light to; furnish with light; illuminate
To leave a vehicle or aircraft.
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  1. To leave a vehicle or aircraft.
  2. To remove from on board a vessel; to put on shore; to land; to debark.
  3. To go ashore from a ship or leave an aircraft or other means of transportation
To get off or remove from a railroad train
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  1. To get off or remove from a railroad train
  2. (Rail transport, intransitive) To exit from a train; to disembark
  3. To leave or cause to leave a railroad train.
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  1. To disembark from an airplane.
  2. To get out of an airplane after it lands
To come upon accidentally; happen on:
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  1. To come upon accidentally; happen on:
  2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  3. To fall suddenly, clumsily, or helplessly
To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
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  1. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
  2. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
  3. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
To cause to stumble or fall.
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  1. To cause to stumble or fall.
  2. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
  3. To move nimbly with light rapid steps; skip.
To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
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  1. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
  2. (Intransitive) To trip or fall; to walk clumsily.
  3. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
To cause to sink below a decent level of life
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  1. To cause to sink below a decent level of life
  2. To go under or as if under water.
  3. To place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
To measure by steps or paces; hence, to divide (a space), or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.
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  1. To measure by steps or paces; hence, to divide (a space), or to form a series of marks, by successive measurements, as with dividers.
To descend suddenly and swiftly, as a bird in hunting; pounce or sweep (down or upon)
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  1. To descend suddenly and swiftly, as a bird in hunting; pounce or sweep (down or upon)
  2. To snatch or seize suddenly, with a sweeping movement
  3. To make a rush or an attack with a sudden sweeping movement. Often used with down :
To cause to happen before expected, warranted, needed, or desired; bring on; hasten
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  1. To cause to happen before expected, warranted, needed, or desired; bring on; hasten
  2. (Meteorol.) To condense (water vapor) and cause to fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, etc.
  3. (Meteorol.) To condense and fall to the ground as rain, snow, sleet, etc.
To come in contact abruptly or heavily (against something)
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  1. To come in contact abruptly or heavily (against something)
  2. To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily:
  3. To fall suddenly or with full impact
To draw to a gradual close:
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  1. To draw to a gradual close:
  2. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To grow worse; degenerate:
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  1. To grow worse; degenerate:
  2. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
  3. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
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  1. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
  2. To bend forward and down from the waist or the middle of the back:
  3. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
To go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or completely covered
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  1. To go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or completely covered
  2. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
  3. To force into the ground:
To fall; come down
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  1. To fall; come down
  2. To cause to fall, as by wounding, killing, or hitting
  3. To fall in drops
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
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  1. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  2. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To lower or drop (something) suddenly:
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  1. To lower or drop (something) suddenly:
  2. To plunge into a liquid and quickly come out
  3. To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
To fall; come down
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  1. To fall; come down
  2. To cause to fall, as by wounding, killing, or hitting
  3. To fall in drops
(--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
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  1. (--- Theology) To lose primordial innocence and happiness. Used of humanity as a result of the Fall.
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
To plunge or toss with the bow and stern rising and falling abruptly
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  1. To plunge or toss with the bow and stern rising and falling abruptly
  2. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
  3. To fall or plunge headlong
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
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  1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
  2. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
  3. To cause or allow to fall or go down; lower
To trace from or to a source; show the derivation of
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  1. To trace from or to a source; show the derivation of
  2. (Linguistics) To trace the origin or development of (a word).
  3. (Chem.) To obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements
To be derived or result (from a cause)
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  1. To be derived or result (from a cause)
  2. To proceed from a source; emerge or come forth:
  3. To flow, go, or come out:
(Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
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  1. (Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
  2. To cause to close or snap shut, as by a spring
  3. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
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:
To cause or allow to fall or go down; lower
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  1. To cause or allow to fall or go down; lower
  2. To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
  3. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
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  1. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
  2. To carry the head and shoulders or the upper part of the body habitually bent forward
  3. To lower or debase oneself:
To waste away or fail to develop
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  1. To waste away or fail to develop
  2. A wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished proliferation of cells, pressure, lack of oxygen, malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes.
  3. To cause to wither or deteriorate; affect with atrophy.
To draw to a gradual close:
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  1. To draw to a gradual close:
  2. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To lose former normal or higher qualities
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  1. To lose former normal or higher qualities
  2. To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
  3. To decline or become debased morally, culturally, etc.
To grow worse; degenerate:
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  1. To grow worse; degenerate:
  2. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
  3. To weaken or disintegrate; decay:
(Archaic) To move or seem to move backward.
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  1. (Archaic) To move or seem to move backward.
  2. Having a brief, regularly occurring, apparently backward movement in the sky as viewed from Earth against the background of fixed stars. Retrograde movement of the planets is caused by the differing orbital velocities of Earth and the body observed. For example, the outer planets normally appear to drift gradually eastward in the sky in relation to the fixed stars; that is, they appear night after night to fall a little farther behind the neighboring stars in their westward passage across the sky. However, at certain times a particular planet appears briefly to speed up and move westward a bit more quickly than the neighboring stars. This happens as Earth, in its faster inner orbit, overtakes and passes the planet in its slower outer orbit; the appearance of moving counter to its usual eastward drift is thus simply the result of perspective as seen from Earth.
  3. To become worse; decline; deteriorate; degenerate
To cause to penetrate or become absorbed
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  1. To cause to penetrate or become absorbed
  2. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  3. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
To make or become worse.
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  1. To make or become worse.
  2. (Intransitive) To become worse; to get worse; to deteriorate.
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