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To force or drive out:
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  1. To force or drive out:
  2. To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
  3. To remove from membership.
To play (a card not a trump and not in the suit led) when holding no cards in the suit led
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  1. To play (a card not a trump and not in the suit led) when holding no cards in the suit led
  2. To throw out (a playing card) from one's hand.
  3. To throw away, abandon, or get rid of as no longer valuable or useful
To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
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  1. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
  2. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
To express polite refusal:
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  1. To express polite refusal:
  2. To refuse politely:
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To drive or force back; hold or ward off
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  1. To drive or force back; hold or ward off
  2. To drive off, or offer an opposing force to, something
  3. (Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
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  1. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
  2. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  3. To disown (a child, for example).
(Informal) To eat up quickly
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  1. (Informal) To eat up quickly
  2. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
  3. To finish quickly or promptly
To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
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  1. To dissolve the organization of (a corporation, for example).
  2. To break up or cause to cease to exist.
  3. To cease to function as an organization; break up.
To send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission
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  1. To send (troops, ships, etc.) on a special mission
  2. To remove from association or union with something:
  3. (Military) To separate for a special object or use.
To send away, with belongings, for a long time.
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  1. To send away, with belongings, for a long time.
To drive out; to expel.
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To cease holding physically; release:
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  1. To cease holding physically; release:
  2. To give up; abandon (a plan, policy, etc.)
  3. To give up or abandon (control of something or a claim, for example).
To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
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  1. To break up and scatter in all directions; spread about; distribute widely
  2. To cause to attenuate and disappear:
  3. To break up (light) into its component colored rays
To break up; disunite; decompose; disintegrate
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  1. To break up; disunite; decompose; disintegrate
  2. To reduce (solid matter) to liquid form; melt.
  3. To make a transition between shots in a cinematic work using a superimposition in which the first shot fades out while the second shot gradually appears.
To put off or suspend until a future time
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  1. To put off or suspend until a future time
  2. To move from one place to another:
  3. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance. To briefly delay, suspend, or postpone a court proceeding. See also continuance.
To create or fashion a recess in:
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  1. To create or fashion a recess in:
  2. To take a recess:
  3. To form a recess in
To take away; withdraw:
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  1. To take away; withdraw:
  2. To be removable
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
(Sports) To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
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  1. (Sports) To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
  2. To be ejected from an aircraft as by means of an ejection seat
  3. To compel to leave:
(Archaic) To destroy completely.
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  1. (Archaic) To destroy completely.
  2. To do away with; put an end to; annul:
  3. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages. To abrogate, annul, cancel, eliminate, put an end to, recall, repeal, or revoke, especially things of a seemingly permanent nature, such as customs, institutions, and usages.
(Historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
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  1. (Historical, Ancient Rome, done to a person) Banish from proximity to Rome for a set time; compare relegate.
  2. (In extended use) Consign or assign.
  3. To assign to a class, sphere, realm, etc.; classify as belonging to a certain order of things
To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed.
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  1. To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed.
  2. To remove or cause to be removed so as to make way for another; supplant
  3. To cause to be set aside or dropped from use as inferior or obsolete and replaced by something else
To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart:
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  1. To diffuse or radiate; send forth or impart:
  2. To get rid of (something unwanted)
  3. To cause to flow off without penetrating; repel
To manage despite the lack of something.
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  1. To manage despite the lack of something.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see do,‎ without.
(Idiomatic) To defeat with ease.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To defeat with ease.
  2. (Idiomatic) To disregard, dismiss or ignore something, as unimportant.
To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
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  1. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding. To void or annul a judicial decision, order, and so on, usually on a motion to set aside by the party that is affected detrimentally and based upon some irregularity in the original proceeding.
To pay little or no attention to
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  1. To pay little or no attention to
  2. To show no evidence of attention concerning (something):
  3. To treat without proper respect or attentiveness.
To sell at less than the regular price
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  1. To sell at less than the regular price
  2. To pay or receive the present value of (a bill of exchange, promissory note, etc.), minus a deduction to cover interest for the purchaser
  3. To take (a story, statement, opinion, etc.) at less than face value, allowing for exaggeration, bias, etc.
To arrange in an orderly way.
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  1. To arrange in an orderly way.
  2. To deal with conclusively with a threat or a difficult situation.
  3. To get rid of.
(Computers) To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.
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  1. (Computers) To rid (a memory location or buffer, for example) of instructions or data.
  2. To become clear, unclouded, etc.
  3. To remove the occupants of:
(Obs.) To save or deliver, as from danger, difficulty, etc.; rescue (from, out of, etc.)
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  1. (Obs.) To save or deliver, as from danger, difficulty, etc.; rescue (from, out of, etc.)
  2. (Obsolete) Simple past tense and past participle of ride.
  3. To cause (someone) to be free from something; relieve or disencumber:
To bellow. Used of cattle.
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  1. To bellow. Used of cattle.
  2. To dig up or turn over with the snout
  3. To use a router in woodworking.
(Baseball) To cause (an opposing pitcher) to be removed from a game by batting well.
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  1. (Baseball) To cause (an opposing pitcher) to be removed from a game by batting well.
  2. To follow (game) in order to capture or kill; hunt:
  3. To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm
To dress (a person) warmly:
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  1. To dress (a person) warmly:
  2. To send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
  3. To offer together with a related product or service for sale at a package price
(Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
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  1. (Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
  2. (Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
(Idiomatic) to push or to pull, i.e. to force, (someone or something) out of somewhere
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  1. (Idiomatic) to push or to pull, i.e. to force, (someone or something) out of somewhere
(Baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground
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  1. (Baseball) To create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the ground
  2. To cause something to be ejected
To prevent from entering a place, particularly oneself, inadvertently.
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  1. To prevent from entering a place, particularly oneself, inadvertently.
  2. (Computing) To prevent from accessing a data structure.
To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
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  1. To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
  2. (Sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
  1. To release.
  2. (Informal) Of sound, to emit.
  3. (Of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
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  1. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. (Telephony) (of a call) To hang up.
To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
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  1. To apologize for (oneself) for an act that could cause offense:
  2. To try to free (a person) of blame; seek to exonerate
  3. To give permission to leave; release:
To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
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  1. To banish by ostracism, as in ancient Greece.
  2. To exclude from a group or society:
  3. To banish, bar, exclude, etc. by ostracism
To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
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  1. To prevent from being included, considered, or accepted; reject:
  2. To refuse to admit, consider, include, etc.; shut out; keep from entering, happening, or being; reject; bar
  3. To prevent from entering; keep out; bar:
To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
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  1. To vote against, especially to veto the admission of.
  2. To bar or ostracize from social life, a particular profession, etc.
  3. To vote against; esp., to vote against letting (a person) join one's organization
(Sports) To take possession of the ball/puck etc. (from someone)
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  1. (Sports) To take possession of the ball/puck etc. (from someone)
  2. To deprive someone of the possession of land, especially by evicting them.
  3. To deprive (another) of the possession or occupancy of something, such as real property.
To remove from a throne; depose
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  1. To remove from a throne; depose
  2. To remove any governing authority from power.
  3. To remove from a prominent or powerful position.
To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
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  1. To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
  2. To engage in a boycott. See also picketing and strike.
  3. A concerted action by two or more individuals or entities to avoid commercial dealings with a business or to induce others to take the same action. This may include the refusal to work for the business and to purchase or distribute the company’s products. While peaceful boycotts are generally legal, boycotts that use coercion or intimidation to prevent others from dealing with the targeted business are not.
To send into exile; banish:
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  1. To send into exile; banish:
  2. To force (someone) to leave his or her own country, community, etc.; banish
To give up residence in one's homeland.
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  1. To give up residence in one's homeland.
  2. (Intransitive) To renounce the rights and liabilities of citizenship where one is born and become a citizen of another country.
  3. To drive (a person) from his or her native land; exile
To drive away; expel:
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  1. To drive away; expel:
  2. To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile:
  3. To send or put away; get rid of
To declare illegal:
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  1. To declare illegal:
  2. To deprive (one declared to be a criminal fugitive) of the protection of the law.
  3. In the U.S., to remove the legal force of (contracts, etc.)
To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country. To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country.
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  1. To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country. To expel an illegal alien, or someone whose immigration status has expired or been revoked, to a foreign country.
  2. To behave or conduct (oneself) in a specified way
  3. To carry or send away; specif., to force (an alien) to leave a country by official order; expel
To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
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  1. To deprive of the right of church membership by ecclesiastical authority.
  2. To exclude by or as if by decree from membership or participation in a group.
To pass into a specified state, esp. into a less active or less desirable one
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  1. To pass into a specified state, esp. into a less active or less desirable one
  2. (Informal) To get rid of or eliminate (something unneeded, unwanted, or problematic)
  3. To utter (a suggestion, hint, etc.) casually
To depart with a sweeping motion.
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  1. To depart with a sweeping motion.
  2. (Idiomatic) To disregard (something), to dismiss or ignore (someone), as unimportant.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see brush,‎ off. To remove something with a brush.
(Idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To eject, throw out, or forcefully remove (someone or something).
(Accounting) To remove a portion of a debt or an amount of an account owed to you counting it as a loss (as a gesture of goodwill for example)
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  1. (Accounting) To remove a portion of a debt or an amount of an account owed to you counting it as a loss (as a gesture of goodwill for example)
  2. (Accounting) To reduce an asset's book value to zero
  3. Figuratively, to assign a low value to something.
(Idiomatic) To discard, to dispose of (something)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To discard, to dispose of (something)
  2. To drive out, to turn out (somebody)
(Idiomatic) to kick out, eject, expel
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  1. (Idiomatic) to kick out, eject, expel
To remove the cargo of (a ship); unload
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  1. To remove the cargo of (a ship); unload
  2. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  3. To release the charge of (a gun); fire
(Idiomatic) To announce one's intent to leave a job; to inform an employer that one is leaving.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To announce one's intent to leave a job; to inform an employer that one is leaving.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see give,‎ notice.
(Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
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  1. (Euphemistic, usually reflexively) To gain weight
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see let,‎ go.
  3. (Euphemistic) To fail to maintain a standard of appearance, behavior, or performance.
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
(Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
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  1. (Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
  2. (Physics) To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid):
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
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  1. To come to an end; reach a stopping point:
  2. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
  3. To dismiss from employment; fire
To provide a substitute or equivalent for
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  1. To provide a substitute or equivalent for
  2. To take the place of or fill the role of:
  3. To provide a substitute for (something broken or unsatisfactory, for example):
To eject from a position or place; force out:
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  1. To eject from a position or place; force out:
  2. (Law) To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
  3. To force or drive out; expel, dispossess, eject, etc.
To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
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  1. To cause to cease or become inoperative for a time; stop temporarily
  2. To hold in abeyance or defer action on (a sentence, etc.)
  3. To support or keep from falling without apparent attachment, as by buoyancy:
To take away; withdraw:
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  1. To take away; withdraw:
  2. To be removable
  3. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
  1. To deprive of employment.
  2. To cause (someone) to lose employment.
To cancel, take back, or revoke:
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  1. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
  2. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
  3. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
To bring formal charges against (a public official) for wrongdoing while in office.
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  1. To bring formal charges against (a public official) for wrongdoing while in office.
  2. To raise doubts about; discredit or disparage:
  3. To challenge or discredit (a person's honor, reputation, etc.)
To throw or dislodge from a seat; specif., unhorse
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  1. To throw or dislodge from a seat; specif., unhorse
  2. To remove from a seat, especially from a saddle.
  3. To dislodge from a location or position, especially to remove from office.
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To move down with a current of water or air
To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
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  1. To deprive of legal rights, powers, or privileges.
  2. To render unqualified or unfit.
  3. To make or declare ineligible; take a right or privilege away from, as of further participation in a sport, for breaking rules
To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
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  1. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
  2. To dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
  3. (Now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
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  1. Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
  2. To seal in an airtight container for future use; preserve:
  3. Used to indicate possibility or probability:
To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
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  1. To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
  2. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
  3. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
(Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
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  1. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  2. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
To trim, split, etc. with an ax
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  1. To trim, split, etc. with an ax
  2. (Now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
  3. To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
To cause to come to an end; break up:
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  1. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  2. (Slang) To undergo breakage; become broken.
  3. To break or tame (a horse).
(Idiomatic) to kick out, eject, expel
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  1. (Idiomatic) to kick out, eject, expel
To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
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  1. To dismiss from a position of command or responsibility, especially for disciplinary reasons:
  2. To dismiss, esp. in dishonor, from a position of command, trust, etc.
  3. (Now rare) To dismiss (someone, especially military personnel) from service.
To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
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  1. To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
  2. (Electricity) To cause the release of stored energy or electric charge from (a battery, for example).
  3. To release the charge of (a gun); fire
To move down with a current of water or air
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  1. To move down with a current of water or air
  2. To leave out (a letter, for example) in speaking or writing.
  3. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
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  1. To cause or allow to move away or spread from a source or place of confinement:
  2. To set free from physical restraint or binding; let go:
  3. To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
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  1. To bring to an end in space or time; form the end or conclusion of; limit, bound, finish, or conclude
  2. To form an end or produce a result. Often used with in :
  3. To dismiss from employment; fire
To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
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  1. To cut off, remove, get rid of, etc.
  2. To trim, split, etc. with an ax
  3. (Now dialectal or nonstandard) Alternative form of ask.
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. To become ignited; flame up:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
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  1. To disable (a vehicle) by attaching a Denver boot.
  2. (Computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
  3. (Comput.) To start (a computer) and prepare for use by loading automatically (the operating system) into memory, as from a disk
To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
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  1. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
  2. To present or propose for comment or approval. Often used with off:
  3. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
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  1. Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
  2. To put an end or stop to:
  3. Used to indicate possibility or probability:
(Slang) To discharge from employment:
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  1. (Slang) To discharge from employment:
  2. (Football) To tackle (a quarterback attempting to pass the ball) behind the line of scrimmage.
  3. (Slang) To dismiss (a person) from a job; discharge
To cause to happen, come, etc.; give
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  1. To cause to happen, come, etc.; give
  2. To dispatch someone to do an errand or convey a message:
  3. To dispatch, as by a communications medium:
To cause to knock against an obstacle:
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  1. To cause to knock against an obstacle:
  2. To hit or knock against with a jolt; collide lightly with
  3. To move with jerks or jolts
(Sports) To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
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  1. (Sports) To disqualify or force (a player or coach) to leave the playing area for the remainder of a game.
  2. To throw out forcefully; expel:
  3. To compel to leave:
To remove a tenant or other occupant from real property. To remove a tenant or other occupant from real property.
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  1. To remove a tenant or other occupant from real property. To remove a tenant or other occupant from real property.
  2. To remove (a tenant) from leased premises by legal procedure, as for failure to pay rent
  3. To put out (a tenant, for example) from a property by legal process; expel.
  1. To remove from membership.
  2. To dismiss or send away by authority; deprive of rights, membership, etc.
  3. To force or drive out:
To eject from a position or place; force out:
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  1. To eject from a position or place; force out:
  2. (Law) To effect an ouster of (a party) from a property.
  3. To force or drive out; expel, dispossess, eject, etc.
(Idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To offer an idea for consideration.
  2. (Idiomatic) To discard; to dispense with something; to throw away.
  3. (Idiomatic) To dismiss or expel someone from any longer performing duty or attending somewhere.
To tap or pat gently, esp. under the chin, as a playful or affectionate gesture
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  1. To tap or pat gently, esp. under the chin, as a playful or affectionate gesture
  2. (Informal) To give up; quit:
  3. (Slang) To discard; get rid of
To move suddenly; spring; jump
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  1. To move suddenly; spring; jump
  2. To cause to strike an object or a surface and rebound:
  3. (Archaic) To bump or thump
(Idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To stop, stall, or disconnect suddenly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To eject, throw out, or forcefully remove (someone or something).
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. To let fall in drops:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
(Intransitive) To stop.
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  1. (Intransitive) To stop.
  2. To entrust (something) to another.
  3. (Now rare) To give up, hand over, surrender (something).
To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
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  1. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  2. To leap or jump lightly over:
  3. To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
To drive away; expel:
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  1. To drive away; expel:
  2. To force to leave a country or place by official decree; exile:
  3. To send or put away; get rid of
To drive out; to expel.
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To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.
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  1. To drive away by scattering, or to cause to vanish; to clear away; to banish; to dissipate.
  2. To break up, drive away, or cause to disappear:
To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
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  1. To close a door on someone, or to exclude.
  2. (Sports) To prevent from scoring; to perform a shutout.
To draw to a gradual close:
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  1. To draw to a gradual close:
  2. To cause to bend or slope downward or aside
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To decline to grant the request of (a person)
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  1. To decline to grant the request of (a person)
  2. To decline to accept or submit to (a command, etc.); decline to undergo
  3. To decline to accept; reject
To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
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  1. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
  2. To refuse to give sufficient parental affection or care to (a child or young animal).
  3. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
(Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
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  1. (Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
  2. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
(Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reposition by turning, flipping, etc. in a downward direction.
  2. (Idiomatic) To refuse, decline, or deny.
  3. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
Not so; no.
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  1. Not so; no.
  2. To forbid, refuse, or veto:
  3. (Informal) To disapprove of or put a stop to
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