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A jeer; taunt; scoff
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  1. A jeer; taunt; scoff
  2. Abbreviation of Gibraltarian English.
  3. A derisive remark.
An indirect remark, gesture, or reference, usually implying something derogatory; insinuation
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  1. An indirect remark, gesture, or reference, usually implying something derogatory; insinuation
  2. An indirect or subtle, usually derogatory implication in expression; an insinuation.
  3. (Law) Explanatory material, set forth in the complaint in an action for libel or slander, explaining the expressions alleged to be libelous or slanderous
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
(Archaic, colloquial) region; locality
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  1. (Archaic, colloquial) region; locality
  2. The action performed by a person or thing that digs.
  3. A place where ore is dug, especially certain localities in California, Australia, etc. where gold is obtained.
The act or an instance of exploring:
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  1. The act or an instance of exploring:
  2. An exploring or being explored
To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
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  1. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
  2. To enter or move into an area in which movement is difficult:
  3. To discuss or explain something, especially in detail:
To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
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  1. To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
  2. To put or throw, in large quantities
  3. To convey or throw in a rough or hasty way, as if with a shovel:
(Dial.) spay
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  1. (Dial.) spay
  2. To dig or cut with a spade.
To work in a mine.
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  1. To work in a mine.
  2. To undermine or ruin slowly by secret methods, plotting, etc.
  3. To dig a tunnel under the earth, especially under an enemy emplacement or fortification.
To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
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  1. To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
  2. To remove by digging or scooping out.
  3. To form by hollowing out; dig
To pick up, spear, or pitch with a fork
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  1. To pick up, spear, or pitch with a fork
  2. To give the shape of a fork to (one's fingers, for example).
  3. To use a fork, as in working.
To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
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  1. To raise to a higher moral, cultural, or intellectual level:
  2. To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
  3. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
To direct or guide along some desired course:
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  1. To direct or guide along some desired course:
  2. A large strait, especially one that connects two seas.
  3. To use or follow as a model; imitate:
To make or become deep or deeper
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  1. To make or become deep or deeper
To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc)
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  1. To develop so as to improve or prepare for usage; to cultivate (said of knowledge, virtue, mind etc)
  2. To work or cultivate or plough (soil); to prepare for growing vegetation and crops
  3. An unstratified, unconsolidated mass of boulders, pebbles, sand, and mud deposited by the movement or melting of a glacier. The size and shape of the sediments that constitute till vary widely.
To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
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  1. To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
  2. (Slang) To take away or use up the money or possessions of
  3. In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
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  1. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
  2. To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
  3. To dig beneath; excavate ground from under, so as to form a tunnel or mine
To dig a hole or tunnel in or through.
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  1. To dig a hole or tunnel in or through.
  2. To live or hide in or as in a burrow
  3. To hide or shelter in or as in a burrow
To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
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  1. To lessen the activity or force of something; weaken.
  2. To lessen the activity or force of; weaken:
  3. To cause to drop or sink; lower:
In fighting, to push one's thumb into the eye of
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  1. In fighting, to push one's thumb into the eye of
  2. (Informal) To cheat out of money, etc.; also, to overcharge
  3. To force out the eye of (a person) with one's thumb.
(Usually with up) to unearth, such as an unsavoury past
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  1. (Usually with up) to unearth, such as an unsavoury past
  2. To use a dredge
  3. To clean, deepen, or widen with a dredge.
To instill (ideas, facts, etc.) into someone by repeated exercises
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  1. To instill (ideas, facts, etc.) into someone by repeated exercises
  2. To engage in, or be put through, military, physical, or mental exercises
  3. To teach or train by putting through repeated exercises
To bore a hole or passage
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  1. To bore a hole or passage
  2. Simple past tense of bear
  3. In fluid mechanics, a jump in the level of moving water, generally propagating in the opposite direction to the current. Strong ocean tides can cause bores to propagate up rivers.
To make (one's way) by digging a tunnel
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  1. To make (one's way) by digging a tunnel
  2. (Physics) To pass through a normally impassable barrier or insulator
  3. To produce, shape, or dig in the form of a tunnel:
To make something hollow.
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  1. To make something hollow.
  2. (Intransitive) To become hollow
  3. To reduce the legal power of something.
(Idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To empty completely; to remove all money or possessions from.
  2. To clean, especially to tidy by removing the contents.
To fold (one's hand) in a card game, especially by pushing one's cards away.
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  1. To fold (one's hand) in a card game, especially by pushing one's cards away.
  2. To remove muck or dirt from (a mine, for example).
  3. (Chiefly Brit.) To clean (esp. a stable); remove muck from
To dig up by or as if by the roots:
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  1. To dig up by or as if by the roots:
  2. To clear (ground) of roots and stumps by digging them up
  3. To work hard, esp. at something menial or tedious; drudge
To move, make level, dig out, etc. with a bulldozer
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  1. To move, make level, dig out, etc. with a bulldozer
  2. To operate a bulldozer.
  3. To move, dig out, or demolish with a bulldozer:
(Computing slang) To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
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  1. (Computing slang) To dump large amounts of data on (an unprepared target) usually with no intention of browsing it carefully.
  2. To look for sexual partners; have an affair or affairs:
  3. (Computing) To apply the cat command to (one or more files).
To mine in stopes
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  1. To mine in stopes
  2. To remove (ore) from or mine by means of a stope.
(Idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth
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  1. (Idiomatic) to discover something by digging; to unearth
To learn something about:
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  1. To learn something about:
  2. To notice or learn, especially by making an effort:
  3. To be the first nonnative person to find, come to, or see (a continent, river, etc.)
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 remove the contents of:
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  1. To remove the contents of:
  2. To transfer or pour off completely:
  3. To become empty:
To remove from a grave; disinter.
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  1. To remove from a grave; disinter.
  2. To bring to light; disclose; reveal
  3. To bring to light, especially after a period of obscurity.
To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
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  1. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
  2. To bring to light as by searching; discover; disclose
  3. To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
To bring forth; exhibit:
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  1. To bring forth; exhibit:
  2. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
(Idiomatic) To expose or disclose something that was hidden or unknown.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To expose or disclose something that was hidden or unknown.
To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
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  1. To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
  2. To remove by digging or scooping out.
  3. To form by hollowing out; dig
To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
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  1. To obtain (stone) from a quarry, as by cutting, digging, or blasting.
  2. To extract (facts, for example) by long, careful searching:
  3. To use (land) as a quarry.
(Figuratively) To find by diligent search, especially from unsavory sources.
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  1. (Figuratively) To find by diligent search, especially from unsavory sources.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see dredge,‎ up.
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To pass through a sieve:
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  1. To pass through a sieve:
  2. To scatter (a pulverized substance) by or as by the use of a sieve
  3. To put (flour, for example) through a sieve in order to separate the fine from the coarse particles.
To have the use or benefit of:
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  1. To have the use or benefit of:
  2. To have or experience with joy; get pleasure from; relish
  3. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property.
To like or desire enthusiastically:
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  1. To like or desire enthusiastically:
  2. To feel or show kindness or concern to (a person). Used of God or a god.
  3. To feel love for (a person):
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To include; take in; comprise
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To show awareness of; approve of or appreciate:
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  1. To show awareness of; approve of or appreciate:
  2. To accept as a fact; admit; accept
  3. To know or identify from past experience or knowledge:
To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
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  1. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  2. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
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  1. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
  2. To discuss or explain something, especially in detail:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Now Dial.) To dig with a spade
To form by hollowing out; dig
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  1. To form by hollowing out; dig
  2. To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
  3. To remove by digging or scooping out.
To clear (ground) of roots and stumps by digging them up
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  1. To clear (ground) of roots and stumps by digging them up
  2. To work hard, esp. at something menial or tedious; drudge
  3. To dig up by or as if by the roots:
To take up and often reposition with a scoop:
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  1. To take up and often reposition with a scoop:
  2. To gather (in or up) as if with a scoop
  3. To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly:
To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
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  1. To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
  2. To move or remove with a shovel.
  3. To convey or throw in a rough or hasty way, as if with a shovel:
(Dial.) spay
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  1. (Dial.) spay
  2. To dig or cut with a spade.
To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
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  1. To engage in digging, hollowing out, or removing.
  2. To form by hollowing out; dig
  3. To remove by digging or scooping out.
To take up and often reposition with a scoop:
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  1. To take up and often reposition with a scoop:
  2. To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly:
  3. To gather (in or up) as if with a scoop
To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
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  1. To clean or dig out (a path, etc.) with a shovel
  2. To move or remove with a shovel.
  3. To convey or throw in a rough or hasty way, as if with a shovel:
To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
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  1. To undertake an activity or occupation undeterred by difficulty or uncertainty:
  2. To investigate for information; search (into books, the past, etc.)
  3. To discuss or explain something, especially in detail:
To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate
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  1. To look into closely; examine carefully; investigate
  2. To search into or travel in for the purpose of discovery:
  3. To travel in (a region previously unknown or little known) in order to learn about its natural features, inhabitants, etc.
To carry out an examination or investigation
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  1. To carry out an examination or investigation
  2. To seek information by asking a question:
  3. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
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  1. To make a detailed inquiry or systematic examination.
  2. To search into so as to learn the facts; inquire into systematically
  3. To observe or inquire into in detail; examine systematically:
To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
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  1. To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
  2. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
  3. To explore (a wound, etc.) with a probe
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
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  1. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
  2. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
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  1. To spy on or explore carefully in order to obtain information; reconnoiter.
  2. To find or get by looking around
  3. To go in search of something; hunt
To make known; disclose; reveal
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  1. To make known; disclose; reveal
  2. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
  3. To remove a cover or coverings
To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
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  1. To bring up out of the earth; dig up.
  2. To bring to light as by searching; discover; disclose
  3. To uncover or find; to bring out from concealment; to bring to light; to disclose.
To force to go through or penetrate:
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  1. To force to go through or penetrate:
  2. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
  3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
To enter or move headlong through something:
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  1. To enter or move headlong through something:
  2. To fall rapidly:
  3. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
To force into place; press or drive down
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  1. To force into place; press or drive down
  2. Short for random access memory. The main memory of a computer, in which data can be stored or retrieved from all locations at the same (usually very high) speed.
  3. To move rapidly
To subject oneself or be subjected to:
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  1. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To do or carry out:
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 go below the surface of water or another liquid:
  3. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
To feel like a knife stabbing
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  1. To feel like a knife stabbing
  2. To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  3. To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
(Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
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  1. (Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
  2. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
  3. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
To cause to project or extend:
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  1. To cause to project or extend:
  2. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
  3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion:
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  1. To make an abrupt poking or thrusting motion:
  2. To poke or thrust abruptly:
  3. To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
To move along at a slow, steady, jolting pace or trot; specif., to engage in jogging as a form of exercise
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  1. To move along at a slow, steady, jolting pace or trot; specif., to engage in jogging as a form of exercise
  2. To nudge
  3. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
To near or come close to something.
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  1. To near or come close to something.
  2. To push or poke gently, esp. with the elbow, in order to get the attention of, hint slyly, etc.
To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
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  1. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
  2. To push or jab at, as with a finger or an arm; prod.
  3. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
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  1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To be or become aware of
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  1. To be or become aware of
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
To have the use or benefit of:
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  1. To have the use or benefit of:
  2. To have or experience with joy; get pleasure from; relish
  3. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property. To have the undisturbed use or possession of something, particularly real property.
To want or wish
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  1. To want or wish
  2. To feel about; regard:
  3. In the manner of being; as if. Used as an intensifier of action:
(Archaic) To give spice or flavor to.
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  1. (Archaic) To give spice or flavor to.
  2. To taste or eat with pleasure, to like the flavor of; to take great pleasure in. [from 16th c.]
  3. To enjoy; like
To taste or smell, especially with pleasure:
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  1. To taste or smell, especially with pleasure:
  2. To appreciate fully; enjoy or relish:
  3. To enjoy with appreciation; dwell on with delight
(Informal) A hypodermic injection.
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  1. (Informal) A hypodermic injection.
  2. (Sports) A short straight punch in boxing.
  3. A quick thrust, blow, or punch
A slight push or shake; a nudge.
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  1. A slight push or shake; a nudge.
  2. A sharp, temporary change of direction, as in a road or one's course
  3. A projecting or notched part, esp. one at right angles, in a surface or line
(Fruit machines) The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.
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  1. (Fruit machines) The rotation by one step of a reel of the player's choice.
  2. (Internet) A feature of instant messaging software used to get the attention of another user, as by shaking the conversation window or playing a sound.
  3. A gentle push, as with the elbow; jog
A poke bonnet, or its projecting front brim
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  1. A poke bonnet, or its projecting front brim
  2. Money, esp. all that one has
  3. A push, thrust, or jab.
A slight narrow space:
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  1. A slight narrow space:
  2. A moment; an instant:
  3. (Slang) Crack cocaine.
A witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe
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  1. A witty or, esp. formerly, sarcastic remark or reply; jest or gibe
  2. Something curious or odd
  3. A clever, witty remark.
A flippant or sarcastic remark.
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  1. A flippant or sarcastic remark.
  2. A witty or sarcastic comment or quip.
  3. A flippant or facetious remark, often a gibe or retort
(Law) One's fixed place of dwelling, where one intends to reside more or less permanently
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  1. (Law) One's fixed place of dwelling, where one intends to reside more or less permanently
  2. A residence; a home.
  3. A customary dwelling place; home; residence
A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
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  1. A habitation; a place or house in which a person lives; abode; domicile.
  2. A place to live in; residence; house; abode
The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
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  1. The act of inhabiting; state of inhabiting or dwelling, or of being inhabited; occupancy.
  2. A residence.
  3. A place in which to live; dwelling; home
A headquarters; a home base.
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  1. A headquarters; a home base.
  2. A place where one lives; a residence.
  3. A place thought of as home
A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something:
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  1. A building that functions as the primary shelter or location of something:
  2. The building or part of a building occupied by one family or tenant; dwelling place
  3. Something regarded as a house; place that provides shelter, living space, etc.
Furnished rooms in another's house rented for accommodation.
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  1. Furnished rooms in another's house rented for accommodation.
  2. A room or rooms rented in a private home
  3. A place to live in, esp. temporarily; quarters
The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument:
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  1. The specified stage in a list of points to be made, as in an argument:
  2. Room or space, especially adequate space:
  3. A dwelling; a house:
The place in which one lives; a dwelling.
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  1. The place in which one lives; a dwelling.
  2. The fact or status of living or staying in a place while working, going to school, carrying out official duties, etc., esp. long enough to qualify for certain rights, privileges, etc.
  3. The place in which a person or thing resides; dwelling place; abode; esp., a house
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