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To free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics:
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  1. To free from coarse, unsuitable, or immoral characteristics:
  2. To become fine or pure; become free from impurities, etc.
  3. To use precise distinctions and subtlety in thought or speech.
To become larger; grow or swell.
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  1. To become larger; grow or swell.
  2. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  3. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
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  1. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  2. To speak or write at length or in detail:
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
  1. To augment; to improve; to intensify.
  2. To become strong or stronger.
  3. To animate; to give moral strength to; to encourage; to fix in resolution; to hearten.
To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
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  1. To be or become long, large, or comprehensive:
  2. To cause to move at full gallop. Used of a horse.
  3. To give added bulk or body to (a substance) by adding another, usually cheaper or inferior, substance
To raise or advance to a higher position or rank
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  1. To raise or advance to a higher position or rank
  2. To help establish or organize (a new enterprise), as by securing financial backing:
  3. To help bring about or further the growth or establishment of
To help or hasten the success or completion of; further
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  1. To help or hasten the success or completion of; further
  2. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
  3. To cause to move forward:
To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
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  1. To raise to a more desirable or more excellent quality or condition; make better:
  2. To become better:
  3. (Now Rare) To use profitably or to good advantage
To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
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  1. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  2. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To bring in (a sum) as profit by sale.
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  1. To bring in (a sum) as profit by sale.
  2. To bring into reality; make real:
  3. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
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  1. To have the power of increasing the apparent size of an object, as a microscope or telescope does
  2. To cause to seem greater, more important, etc. than is really so; exaggerate
  3. To cause to seem or appear larger than is really so; increase the apparent size of, esp. by means of a lens or lenses
(Linguistics) To add an augment to.
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  1. (Linguistics) To add an augment to.
  2. To become augmented.
  3. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity:
To give more wealth to
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  1. To give more wealth to
  2. To add to the beauty or character of; adorn:
  3. (Physics) To increase the amount of one or more radioactive isotopes in (a material, especially a nuclear fuel).
To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
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  1. To seek to develop familiarity with; give one's attention to; pursue
  2. To break up the surface soil around (plants) in order to destroy weeds, prevent crusting, and preserve moisture
  3. To prepare and use (soil or land) for growing crops; till
(Linguistics) In generative grammar, to construct (a sentence, for example) through the successive application of linguistic operations, rules, and conditions.
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  1. (Linguistics) In generative grammar, to construct (a sentence, for example) through the successive application of linguistic operations, rules, and conditions.
  2. (Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
  3. To bring into being; give rise to:
To make or become beautiful.
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  1. To make or become beautiful.
  2. To become beautiful
To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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  1. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  2. To work out carefully; develop in great detail
  3. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly:
To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
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  1. To take a polish; become glossy, elegant, or refined
  2. To improve or refine (someone or someone's manners, appearance, etc.) as by removing crudeness or vulgarity
  3. To refine or remove flaws from; perfect or complete:
To consume all of; use up:
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  1. To consume all of; use up:
  2. (Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
  3. To give final touches to; embellish or perfect
To bring to perfection or completion:
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  1. To bring to perfection or completion:
  2. To make perfect or more nearly perfect according to a given standard, as by training
To make or become deep or deeper.
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  1. To make or become deep or deeper.
To make or become longer
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  1. To make or become longer
  2. (Intransitive) To become longer.
To make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify
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  1. To make or become larger, greater, stronger, brighter, etc.; increase; intensify
  2. To bring or come to a high or higher position; raise or rise
  3. To carry forward; to advance; to increase; to augment; to aggravate; to intensify; to render more conspicuous; -- used of things, good or bad; as, to heighten beauty; to heighten a flavor or a tint.
To make or become wide or wider.
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  1. To make or become wide or wider.
  2. (Intransitive) To become wide or wider.
  3. To let out clothes to a larger size.
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
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  1. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
  2. To become intense or more intense:
  3. (Intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To take shape; to transform into or become.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To improve; to correct one's bad habits or behavior.
(Intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To become mature; to ripen.
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  1. (Intransitive, of food, especially fruit) To become mature; to ripen.
  2. To develop or work out fully
  3. To bring to full growth or development, or to ripeness
To work (something) out; devise:
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  1. To work (something) out; devise:
  2. To undergo gradual change; develop:
  3. To develop gradually by a process of growth and change
To move against another, as when attacking:
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  1. To move against another, as when attacking:
  2. To aid the growth or progress of:
  3. To cause to move forward:
To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
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  1. To increase in scope or severity, as a disease taking an unfavorable course.
  2. To advance toward perfection or to a higher or better state; improve
  3. To move forward; advance.
To develop or occur as a series of events or stages:
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  1. To develop or occur as a series of events or stages:
  2. (Intransitive) To turn out to happen; to develop.
  3. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
To bring into view; uncover
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  1. To bring into view; uncover
  2. To reveal (dental plaque) as by applying a special coloring agent to the teeth
  3. To reveal; make known; esp., to expose (something secret or not generally known)
To put something on public display.
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  1. To put something on public display.
  2. To give evidence of; reveal
  3. To present for others to see:
To become unraveled:
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  1. To become unraveled:
  2. To cause to fail or become ruined or unfulfilled:
  3. To fall apart, disintegrate, collapse, etc.
To become free of entanglement.
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  1. To become free of entanglement.
  2. To get free from a tangle
  3. To clear up or resolve (a plot, for example); unravel.
To remove the hat, cap, etc. from (the head), as a conventional gesture of respect
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  1. To remove the hat, cap, etc. from (the head), as a conventional gesture of respect
  2. To remove a cover or coverings
  3. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
To give the meaning or interpretation of; expound
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  1. To give the meaning or interpretation of; expound
  2. To offer reasons for or a cause of; justify:
  3. To account for; state reasons for
To become free of nervous tension; relax:
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  1. To become free of nervous tension; relax:
  2. (Intransitive) To be or become unwound; to be capable of being unwound or untwisted.
  3. (Intransitive, slang) To relax; to chill out; as, to rest and relieve of stress
To become unrolled.
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  1. To become unrolled.
  2. (Programming) To replace (a loop in a program) with a repetitive sequence of the individual instructions that the loop would carry out, sometimes used as an optimization.
  3. (Intransitive) To emerge, be revealed or become apparent; to unfold.
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
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  1. To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
To create by physical or mental effort:
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  1. To create by physical or mental effort:
  2. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  3. To bring forth; exhibit:
To clean (an automotive vehicle) inside and outside, with meticulous attention to details, usually for a fee
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  1. To clean (an automotive vehicle) inside and outside, with meticulous attention to details, usually for a fee
  2. To choose for a particular task
  3. To give the particulars of; tell, item by item
To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
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  1. To communicate by speech or writing; express with words:
  2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  3. To inform (someone) positively; assure:
To set forth in words; declare.
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  1. To set forth in words; declare.
  2. To express or present in a nonverbal way
  3. To set forth in words, esp. in a specific, definite, or formal way
To tell in order or one by one
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  1. To tell in order or one by one
  2. To tell over; to relate in detail; to recite; to tell or narrate the particulars of; to rehearse; to enumerate; as, to recount one's blessings.
  3. To tell in detail; give an account of; narrate
To unroll or release something that had been rolled up, typically a sail or a flag.
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  1. To unroll or release something that had been rolled up, typically a sail or a flag.
  2. To spread or open (something) out or become spread or opened out.
  3. To open or spread out from a furled state
To loosen or separate (something twisted) by turning in the opposite direction; unwind.
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  1. To loosen or separate (something twisted) by turning in the opposite direction; unwind.
  2. To turn in the opposite direction so as to loosen or separate; untwine
  3. To become untwisted.
To unwind or untwist (something).
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  1. To unwind or untwist (something).
  2. To unwind or release from being coiled
  3. To unwind or untwist or to become unwound or untwisted.
To undo (something twined or twisted); disentangle or unwind
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  1. To undo (something twined or twisted); disentangle or unwind
  2. To separate the twisted strands of:
  3. To become untwined
(Archaic) To roam or wander freely
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  1. (Archaic) To roam or wander freely
  2. To speak or write in great detail; elaborate or enlarge (on or upon)
  3. To speak or write at length:
To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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  1. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  2. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly:
  3. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
(Intransitive): To have one's physique expand with maturity or with surplus weight.
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  1. (Intransitive): To have one's physique expand with maturity or with surplus weight.
  2. : To complete a form or questionnaire with requested information.
(Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
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  1. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
  2. To produce amplification of:
  3. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
To develop or achieve gradually:
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  1. To develop or achieve gradually:
  2. To develop a characteristic through the process of evolution.
  3. To undergo change and development, as the structures of the universe.
To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
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  1. To make clear or explicit (something obscure or implied); explain fully
To add additional components to a previously constructed framework or device so that additional or improved functionality is obtained or created
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  1. To add additional components to a previously constructed framework or device so that additional or improved functionality is obtained or created
To become conscious:
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  1. To become conscious:
  2. To become apparent or known
  3. To come forth into view; become visible
To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
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  1. To bring into being; esp., to create (something original); invent
  2. To bring into being; create or start:
  3. To come into being; start:
To present itself; come to mind
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  1. To present itself; come to mind
  2. To take place; come about.
  3. To be found to exist or appear:
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To come to have as one's own; get possession of
  3. To gain through experience; come by:
To appear to the senses; show itself
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  1. To appear to the senses; show itself
  2. To enter in a ship's manifest
  3. To become manifest; be revealed:
To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
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  1. To acquire or come into (something usually undesirable); sustain:
  2. To become liable or subject to as a result of one's actions; bring upon oneself:
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
  3. To acquire or incur:
To ripen or become mature
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  1. To ripen or become mature
  2. To cause to become old or to show the signs of becoming old:
  3. To become old or show signs of becoming old:
To cause to grow; raise:
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  1. To cause to grow; raise:
  2. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth:
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To suppurate; discharge pus
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  1. To suppurate; discharge pus
  2. To ripen; mature
  3. To mature, ripen, or develop.
To become fully grown, developed, or ripe
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  1. To become fully grown, developed, or ripe
  2. To evolve toward or reach full development:
  3. (Intransitive) To gain experience or wisdom with age.
To make or become mellow
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  1. To make or become mellow
To become or make ripe; mature, age, cure, etc.
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  1. To become or make ripe; mature, age, cure, etc.
(Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
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  1. (Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
  2. To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process:
  3. To produce (offspring); beget; procreate
To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
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  1. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  2. To manufacture:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
Used with the impersonal subject it and a following clause to indicate the occurrence of a usually unexpected or chance event:
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  1. Used with the impersonal subject it and a following clause to indicate the occurrence of a usually unexpected or chance event:
  2. To happen to
  3. To come to pass; happen; occur
(Intransitive) To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
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  1. (Intransitive) To happen; to take place; to bechance or befall.
  2. To happen to. Used chiefly in the phrase woe betide.
  3. (Archaic) To happen (to); befall
To be due or owed (to)
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  1. To be due or owed (to)
  2. In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
  3. To get to be; become
(Nautical) To tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking. See also come to.
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  1. (Nautical) To tack; to change tack; to maneuver the bow of a sailing vessel across the wind so that the wind changes from one side of the vessel to the other; to position a boat with respect to the wind after tacking. See also come to.
  2. To come to pass; to develop; to occur; to take place; to happen.
To cover, as with extra bedclothes
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  1. To cover, as with extra bedclothes
  2. To happen.
  3. To occur by chance; happen
To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability.
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  1. To occur unexpectedly, by chance or with a low probability.
  2. To come about as a consequence; result:
  3. To come to pass:
To come to mind:
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  1. To come to mind:
  2. To be found to exist or appear:
  3. To take place; come about.
To go by without noticing; disregard; ignore
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  1. To go by without noticing; disregard; ignore
  2. To cease; come to an end
  3. To cause or allow to go through an examination, test, etc. successfully
To cause (vapor, moisture, etc.) to pass through tissue or other permeable substances, esp. through the pores of the skin or the surface of leaves, etc.
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  1. To cause (vapor, moisture, etc.) to pass through tissue or other permeable substances, esp. through the pores of the skin or the surface of leaves, etc.
  2. To give off vapor containing waste products, as through animal or plant pores.
  3. To come about; happen or occur.
(Biology) To arise or transform through evolutionary processes.
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  1. (Biology) To arise or transform through evolutionary processes.
  2. (Biology) To develop (a characteristic) by evolutionary processes.
  3. To develop gradually by a process of growth and change
To develop or occur as a series of events or stages:
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  1. To develop or occur as a series of events or stages:
  2. To open (anything covered or closed); to lay open to view or contemplation; to bring out in all the details, or by successive development.
  3. (Intransitive) To turn out to happen; to develop.
To produce amplification of:
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  1. To produce amplification of:
  2. To develop more fully, as with details, examples, statistics, etc.
  3. (Electronics) To increase the strength of (an electrical signal) by means of an amplifier
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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  1. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
  2. To speak or write in detail (on or upon a subject)
  3. To become wider or larger; expand.
To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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  1. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  2. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
  3. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly:
(Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To get more astern or parallel with the vessel's course; to draw aft; said of the wind.
  2. To increase the capacity of; to expand; to give free scope or greater scope to; also, to dilate, as with joy, affection, etc.
  3. To become larger; grow or swell.
(Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
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  1. (Mathematics) To write (a quantity) as a sum of terms in an extended form.
  2. To become expanded; spread out, unfold, enlarge, etc.
  3. To work out or show the full form of (a contraction, mathematical equation, etc.)
(Archaic) To roam or wander freely
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  1. (Archaic) To roam or wander freely
  2. To speak or write in great detail; elaborate or enlarge (on or upon)
  3. To speak or write at length:
To work; toil:
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  1. To work; toil:
  2. To distress; burden:
  3. To undergo the labor of childbirth.
To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
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  1. To change (food or substances in the body) into compounds that can be assimilated, excreted, etc.
  2. To work out with care and detail; develop thoroughly:
  3. To produce or compose (a substance, for example) from simpler elements.
To develop or achieve gradually:
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  1. To develop or achieve gradually:
  2. To develop a characteristic through the process of evolution.
  3. To undergo change and development, as the structures of the universe.
To come to have as one's own; get possession of
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  1. To come to have as one's own; get possession of
  2. To gain through experience; come by:
  3. To locate (a target) with an aiming device or a tracking system, such as radar.
To take a definite or specific form or shape
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  1. To take a definite or specific form or shape
  2. To become formed or shaped:
  3. To produce (a tense, for example) by inflection:
To cut out a gain in.
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  1. To cut out a gain in.
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To go to see (a performance, for example):
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  1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  2. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
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  1. To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
  2. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  3. To get, acquire, or incur
To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
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  1. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
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  1. To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
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  1. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To subtract:
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