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Extending continuously in the same direction without curving:
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  1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving:
  2. Not bent or bowed; rigid or erect:
  3. Perfectly horizontal or vertical; level or even:
Not complex; straightforward; uncomplicated
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  1. Not complex; straightforward; uncomplicated
  2. (Jazz) Designating or of a style of playing strongly influenced by bop and not combined with elements of rock, pop, etc.
  3. Conventional in style or mode; typical or familiar:
Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
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  1. Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
  2. In or into a satisfactory state or condition:
  3. Having a right angle:
Constant; steady:
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  1. Constant; steady:
  2. Not veering or turning aside:
In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
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  1. In, of, describing, described by, or related to a straight line.
  2. Having only one dimension.
  3. (Chem.) Having the basic structure of a straight chain
Unhesitating; immediate:
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  1. Unhesitating; immediate:
  2. Extending in a straight line
  3. Extending in a straight line or course without a curve or turn.
Superlative form of short: most short; Least in stature, length or height.
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  1. Superlative form of short: most short; Least in stature, length or height.
Unceasing; unremitting:
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  1. Unceasing; unremitting:
  2. Made or done without stops:
  3. Without stopping; without interruption or break;
Continuing on without making a stop
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  1. Continuing on without making a stop
  2. Not necessitating changes; good for traveling without intermediate transfer
  3. Passing or extending from one end, side, or surface to another:
Close enough so that missing the target is unlikely or impossible:
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  1. Close enough so that missing the target is unlikely or impossible:
  2. (Gunnery) Aimed horizontally, straight at a mark, at such close range that rise and fall in the projectile's flight need not be considered
  3. Aimed straight at the mark or target without allowing for the drop in a projectile's course.
Not ambiguous or obscure; clear
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  1. Not ambiguous or obscure; clear
  2. Easy, simple, without difficulty
  3. Easy to accomplish, identify, or understand; not complicated, uncertain, or involved:
Unrestrained in speech; frank
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  1. Unrestrained in speech; frank
  2. Spoken without reserve; candid.
  3. Speaking, or spoken, freely, openly, or boldly; vocal.
Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
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  1. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
  2. Very honest or frank in what one says or writes
  3. Not posed or rehearsed:
Occurring at once; happening without delay:
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  1. Occurring at once; happening without delay:
  2. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
  3. Close at hand; near:
Received from the original source:
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  1. Received from the original source:
  2. Direct, without intermediate stages.
  3. From the original producer or source; direct
Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
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  1. Having little or no space between elements or parts; tight and compact:
  2. Secretive; reticent:
  3. Faithful to the original:
Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate:
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  1. Concerning a particular person and his or her private business, interests, or activities; intimate:
  2. (Law) Of or constituting personal property
  3. Aimed pointedly at the most intimate aspects of a person, especially in a critical or hostile manner:
Arising first and spontaneously, as a disease, disorder, or tumor, and not as a result of a known medical condition or injury.
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  1. Arising first and spontaneously, as a disease, disorder, or tumor, and not as a result of a known medical condition or injury.
  2. Not derived from anything else; basic or original:
  3. Characterized by groups or radicals that are attached to the end carbon atom of a chain, i.e., to a CH2 group (Ex.: primary alcohols, CH2OH; primary amines, CH2NH2)
Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word:
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  1. Using exactly the same words; corresponding word for word:
  2. Following the original word for word
To direct the course of; manage or control:
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  1. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  2. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
  3. To show the way to; lead; guide; escort
To demonstrate by reasoning or procedure:
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  1. To demonstrate by reasoning or procedure:
  2. (Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
  3. To enter (animals, flowers, etc.) in a competitive show
To direct the course of; steer:
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  1. To direct the course of; steer:
  2. To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
  3. To serve as a guide for; conduct.
To set and follow a course or way
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  1. To set and follow a course or way
  2. To guide (a ship or boat) by means of a rudder
  3. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
To adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.
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  1. To adjust to a particular standard, rate, degree, amount, etc.
  2. To control, direct, or govern according to a rule, principle, or system; specif., to impose a body of regulations on a particular industry, type of business, etc.
  3. To control or direct according to rule, principle, or law.
To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
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  1. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
  2. To exercise political authority.
  3. To have or exercise a determining influence.
To have an influence on (something); change:
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  1. To have an influence on (something); change:
  2. To change the behavior or thinking of (someone); sway:
To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
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  1. To give knowledge of something to; tell; acquaint with a fact, etc.
  2. To impart information to; make aware of something:
  3. To give or provide information.
To provide with knowledge; to train or inform:
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  1. To provide with knowledge; to train or inform:
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
(Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
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  1. (Informal) To cause (votes, a political delegation, etc.) to go to the support of a particular candidate or cause
  2. To express in words; declare or utter:
  3. To produce or achieve what is desired or expected; make good:
To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
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  1. To deliver a lecture to (a class or audience).
  2. To give a lecture or lectures
  3. To admonish or reprove earnestly, often at length:
To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
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  1. To utter or render aloud (written or printed material):
  2. To attribute a certain interpretation or meaning to:
  3. Read
To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
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  1. To turn the mind or thought in a particular direction or to a particular conclusion:
  2. To give emphasis to; stress:
  3. To direct or aim:
To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
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  1. To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
  2. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
  3. To point or direct (a gun or camera, for example) at something.
So as to be level; so as to be flat, even, in line, etc.
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  1. So as to be level; so as to be flat, even, in line, etc.
  2. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
  3. (Informal) To be frank and open:
(Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
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  1. (Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
  2. To cause (light rays, for example) to converge on or toward a central point; concentrate.
  3. A central point or region, such as the point at which an earthquake starts.
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
(--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
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  1. (--- Games) To state one's intention to take (tricks of a certain number or suit in cards):
  2. (Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
  3. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
To excite; rouse:
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  1. To excite; rouse:
  2. To record as a debt against a person's name or account
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
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  1. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
  2. To make great efforts; try very hard
  3. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
To meet at a focus
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  1. To meet at a focus
  2. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
  3. To bring into focus
(Geom.) To draw (a figure) inside another figure so that their boundaries touch at as many points as possible
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  1. (Geom.) To draw (a figure) inside another figure so that their boundaries touch at as many points as possible
  2. To write, mark, or engrave (words, symbols, etc.) on some surface
  3. To sign one's name or write a brief message in or on (a gift book or photograph, for example).
To incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
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  1. To incorporate a labeled element into (a molecule, compound, material, etc.)
  2. To attach a label to:
  3. To attach a label to; mark with a label
To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
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  1. To point out; mark out; indicate; specify
  2. To give a name or title to; characterize:
  3. To select and set aside for a duty, office, or purpose:
To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
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  1. To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
  2. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
  3. To give or apply in a formal way:
To administer.
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  1. To administer.
  2. To manage or direct; administer
(Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
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  1. (Grammar) To require (a specific morphological form) of accompanying words.
  2. To keep under control; restrain:
  3. To hold in check; restrain; curb
To provide with a head:
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  1. To provide with a head:
  2. To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
  3. (Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
To bring about by contriving; succeed in accomplishing
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  1. To bring about by contriving; succeed in accomplishing
  2. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
  3. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
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  1. To go by moving the legs rapidly, faster than in walking, and (in a two-legged animal) in such a way that for an instant both feet are off the ground
  2. To move or go quickly or hurriedly:
  3. To do or carry out:
To oversee and manage; supervise.
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  1. To oversee and manage; supervise.
  2. To act as superintendent of; direct; supervise; manage
To manage and direct; be in charge of:
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  1. To manage and direct; be in charge of:
  2. To oversee, direct, or manage (work, workers, a project, etc.); superintend
(Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
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  1. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
  2. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  3. To show the way to; lead; guide; escort
To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
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  1. To get (a person) to do what one wishes, esp. by skill, tact, flattery, etc.
  2. (Rare) To use carefully; husband
  3. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
To produce a desired or proper effect:
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  1. To produce a desired or proper effect:
  2. To be in action so as to produce an effect; act; function; work
  3. To control the functioning of; run:
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 have as an ongoing financial obligation:
To follow or move in a set course.
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  1. To follow or move in a set course.
  2. (Intransitive) To be directed and governed; to take a direction, or course; to obey the helm.
  3. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
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  1. To have or exert strong authority or mastery.
  2. To be situated in or occupy a position that is more elevated or decidedly superior to others.
  3. To control, govern, or rule by superior authority or power:
To be a rule or law for; determine
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  1. To be a rule or law for; determine
  2. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
  3. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
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  1. To exercise control, dominion, or direction over; govern:
  2. To be in total control or command; exercise supreme authority.
  3. To exercise control; for example, Diane’s parents rule with an iron fist.
An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
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  1. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to pay a specific price for something. An offer to perform work or supply services at a specific price. The act of submitting an offer to buy.
  2. (Card Games) To state (the number of tricks or points one proposes to take and, in bridge, whether one proposes to play the hand with a specified suit as trump or with no suit as trump) in an effort to win the right to name trump
  3. To command, ask, or tell
To excite; rouse:
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  1. To excite; rouse:
  2. To give instructions to or command authoritatively
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To deserve and receive as due; exact:
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  1. To deserve and receive as due; exact:
  2. To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
  3. To give an order or orders to; direct with authority
To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
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  1. To require or impose (an action or behavior, for example) with authority and emphasis; prescribe.
  2. To direct (a person) to do something; order or urge:
  3. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity. To order or compel to stop or prohibit commencement of an activity; of a judge: to grant a court order directing a party to cease a particular activity.
To order or direct
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  1. To order or direct
  2. To teach or direct; to give instructions.
  3. To give facts or information to on a particular matter; inform or guide
To give a command or instruction for:
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  1. To give a command or instruction for:
  2. To instruct to do something; give an order to; command
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To inform (someone) positively; assure:
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  1. To inform (someone) positively; assure:
  2. To give a detailed account of; narrate:
  3. To request; direct; order; command
To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
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  1. To apply (oneself) or direct (one's energies) to something
  2. To take a stance beside and prepare to hit (a golf ball)
  3. To use a proper form in speaking to
To put to or adapt for a special use:
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  1. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  2. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  3. To put to some practical or specific use
To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
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  1. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
  2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  3. To give in; yield
(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
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  1. To collect or focus (one's thoughts, efforts, etc.)
  2. To come to or toward a common center
  3. (Intransitive) To bring to, or direct toward, a common center; to unite more closely; to gather into one body, mass, or force.
To open (a building, for example) to public use.
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  1. To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  2. To set apart for a special use:
  3. To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
(Obs.) To curse or doom
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  1. (Obs.) To curse or doom
  2. To set apart for a special use or service; dedicate
  3. To give or apply (one's time, attention, or self, for example) entirely to a particular activity, pursuit, cause, or person.
(Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
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  1. (Mathematics) A fixed point or one of a pair of fixed points used in generating a curve such as an ellipse, parabola, or hyperbola.
  2. To bring into focus
  3. To render (an object or image) in clear outline or sharp detail by adjustment of one's vision or an optical device; bring into focus.
To place in the hands of; pass:
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  1. To place in the hands of; pass:
  2. To accord or tender to another:
  3. (Slang) To abandon a claim, fight, etc.; give in or give up
To put to (a specified) use or result; employ; apply
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  1. To put to (a specified) use or result; employ; apply
  2. To get by buying and selling:
  3. To give a rounded form to:
To direct the course of; manage or control:
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  1. To direct the course of; manage or control:
  2. (Music) To direct the performance of (an orchestra or chorus, for example).
  3. To show the way to; lead; guide; escort
To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
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  1. To accompany or guide, especially as an escort:
  2. To go with as an escort; accompany to protect or show honor or courtesy to
To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
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  1. To direct the course or motion of (a vehicle, implement, etc.) by physical action
  2. To point out the way for; direct on a course; conduct; lead
  3. To serve as a guide for; conduct.
To show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide
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  1. To show the way to, or direct the course of, by going before or along with; conduct; guide
  2. To play a principal or guiding role in:
  3. To guide or direct in a course:
To steer or control the course of:
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  1. To steer or control the course of:
  2. To serve as the pilot of (a plane, for example).
  3. To guide; conduct; lead
To send or forward by a specific route.
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  1. To send or forward by a specific route.
  2. To schedule the order of (a sequence of procedures).
  3. To fix the order of procedure of (a series of operations, etc.)
To direct or instruct in a certain manner:
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  1. To direct or instruct in a certain manner:
  2. To tend, herd, guard, or lead as or like a shepherd
  3. To guide or lead on a course:
To be or become seen or visible; appear
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  1. To be or become seen or visible; appear
  2. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
  3. To enter (animals, flowers, etc.) in a competitive show
To guide (a ship or boat) by means of a rudder
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  1. To guide (a ship or boat) by means of a rudder
  2. To follow or move in a set course.
  3. (Intransitive) To guide the course of a vessel, vehicle, aircraft etc. (by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or steering wheel).
To serve as an usher to; escort.
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  1. To serve as an usher to; escort.
  2. To lead or conduct:
  3. To act as an usher to; escort or conduct (others) to seats, etc.
To direct or propel an object toward a point:
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  1. To direct or propel an object toward a point:
  2. To direct or propel (an object, such as a ball) toward a point:
  3. To point (a weapon) or direct (a blow, remark, etc.) so as to hit
To form (liquid metal, for example) into a particular shape by pouring into a mold.
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  1. To form (liquid metal, for example) into a particular shape by pouring into a mold.
  2. (Nautical) To turn (a ship); change to the opposite tack.
  3. To twist; turn; warp
(Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
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  1. (Sports) To hit (a soccer ball) in the air with one's head.
  2. To form a head, as lettuce or cabbage.
  3. To aim, point, or turn in a certain direction:
To knock to the ground; demolish; lay low
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  1. To knock to the ground; demolish; lay low
  2. So as to be level; so as to be flat, even, in line, etc.
  3. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
To extend the foot so as to bring (the toe) more nearly in line with the leg
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  1. To extend the foot so as to bring (the toe) more nearly in line with the leg
  2. To direct or aim:
  3. To give emphasis to; stress:
To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
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  1. To restore to a proper and normal state when dislocated or broken:
  2. To sink (the head of a nail) below, or level with, a surface
  3. To adjust (an instrument or device) to a specific point or calibration:
To give or undergo a course of training:
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  1. To give or undergo a course of training:
  2. To point or direct (a gun or camera, for example) at something.
  3. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
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  1. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
  3. To have a sensation of revolving or whirling, especially as a result of dizziness or giddiness:
To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
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  1. To focus one's aim; to zoom in and center on something.
Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
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  1. Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
  2. To cause to come down or fall with force; knock down, as from an erect position
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To speak to or write to [to address an audience]
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  1. To speak to or write to [to address an audience]
  2. To direct (a spoken or written message) to the attention of:
  3. To mark with a destination:
To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example).
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  1. To write on the outside or upper part of (a letter, for example).
  2. To write (a name or an address, for example) on the top or outside.
Direct and candid:
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  1. Direct and candid:
  2. Not deviating from the normal or strict form:
  3. (--- Games) Constituting a straight in poker.
Easy, simple, without difficulty
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  1. Easy, simple, without difficulty
  2. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
  3. Moving or leading straight ahead; direct
Not necessitating changes; good for traveling without intermediate transfer
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  1. Not necessitating changes; good for traveling without intermediate transfer
  2. Passing or extending from one end, side, or surface to another:
  3. Continuing on a highway without exiting:
Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
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  1. Free from prejudice or bias; fair; just; impartial
  2. Characterized by openness and sincerity of expression; unreservedly straightforward:
  3. Very honest or frank in what one says or writes
Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
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  1. Using plain direct language; accustomed to express opinions directly and bluntly; blunt.
  2. (Archaic) Going straight downward
  3. Directed vertically; coming straight down.
  1. Straightforward; not evasive; candid and direct
  2. (Archaic) Going straight forward
  3. (Archaic) Proceeding straight ahead.
Free from reserve, disguise, or guile; clearly evident; plain
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  1. Free from reserve, disguise, or guile; clearly evident; plain
  2. Open and sincere in expression; straightforward:
  3. Open and honest in expressing what one thinks or feels; straightforward; candid
Marked by or displaying integrity; upright:
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  1. Marked by or displaying integrity; upright:
  2. Without affectation; plain:
  3. Frank and open
Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
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  1. Lacking in cunning, guile, or worldliness; innocent or naive:
  2. Simple; artless; naive; without guile
  3. Frank; open; candid
  1. Direct, forthright, and honest
  2. Designating or of a type of defense used in various team sports, in which each defensive player guards a specified offensive player
  3. Frank, honest, sincere, etc. in a direct, personal way
Played without a mute:
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  1. Played without a mute:
  2. (Sports) Having the forward foot farther from the intended point of impact with the ball than the rear foot:
  3. Not sealed or tied:
Frank; straightforward; blunt.
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  1. Frank; straightforward; blunt.
Extending continuously in the same direction without curving:
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  1. Extending continuously in the same direction without curving:
  2. Not deviating from the normal or strict form:
  3. Not altered, embellished, or modified:
Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
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  1. Proceeding in a straight course or manner; not deviating; honest; frank.
  2. Moving or leading straight ahead; direct
  3. Honest; frank; open
Complete; unmitigated:
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  1. Complete; unmitigated:
  2. Straightforward; direct
  3. Acting without concealment, obliquity, or compromise.
Given without reservation; unqualified:
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  1. Given without reservation; unqualified:
  2. Not held back for a particular person:
  3. Frank or open in speech or behavior
(Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.
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  1. (Informal) Characterized by candor, honesty, ethical behavior, etc.
Received from the original source:
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  1. Received from the original source:
  2. From the original producer or source; direct
  3. Direct, without intermediate stages.
Close at hand; near:
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  1. Close at hand; near:
  2. Acting or occurring without the interposition of another agency or object; direct:
  3. Occurring at once; happening without delay:
Of or relating to primary schools.
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  1. Of or relating to primary schools.
  2. (Botany) Of, relating to, or derived from a primary meristem.
  3. Of or relating to primary stress.
Hereditary
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  1. Hereditary
  2. Belonging to or being in the direct line of descent from an ancestor.
  3. Regarding trusts and estates, of a direct, as opposed to a collateral, descendant. Regarding trusts and estates, of a direct, as opposed to a collateral, descendant.
Of a debt, draft, or other financial instrument, that it is payable immediately.
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  1. Of a debt, draft, or other financial instrument, that it is payable immediately.
  2. A proper or appropriate standard or level, as in due care.
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