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To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
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  1. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To amuse; entertain
To hold possession of by tenure
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  1. To hold possession of by tenure
  2. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
  3. To take possession of by settlement or seizure
To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
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  1. To keep pleasantly or enjoyably occupied or interested; entertain
  2. To cause to laugh or smile by being funny:
  3. To hold the attention of or occupy in an agreeable fashion:
To show hospitality to guests.
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  1. To show hospitality to guests.
  2. (Archaic) To continue with; maintain.
  3. To hold the interest of and give pleasure to; divert; amuse
To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate.
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  1. To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate.
  2. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
  3. To pass (time) pleasantly; while away
(Intransitive) To deviate from its original path.
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  1. (Intransitive) To deviate from its original path.
  2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
  3. To turn or make go to one side
To turn away from the main issue or course; divert or be diverted
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  1. To turn away from the main issue or course; divert or be diverted
  2. To divert or distract (someone) from a main issue or course of action with an alternate or less relevant topic or activity; or, to use deliberate trickery or sly wordplay when talking to (a person) in order to avoid discussion of a subject.
  3. To divert from a main issue or course:
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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  1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
  2. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
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  1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
  2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
  3. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
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  1. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
  2. To make (a person) uncertain, doubtful, or hesitant; confuse; puzzle
To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
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  1. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
  2. To provide with ratlines
To stir up or shake up
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  1. To stir up or shake up
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
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  1. To cause to be irritated, especially by repeated acts; trouble or annoy:
  2. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  3. (Intransitive) To do something which is of negligible inconvenience.
(Now Rare) To disturb the order of
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  1. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
  2. To put into a state of disorder.
  3. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To break up the settled order or orderly working of
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  1. To break up the settled order or orderly working of
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To intrude on; inconvenience:
To confuse; agitate
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  1. To confuse; agitate
  2. To move in a quick, flustered way
  3. To move or come down in a flurry.
(Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  2. To make or become nervous or upset.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
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  1. To cause to be alarmed, agitated, or upset; disturb or trouble greatly
  2. To cause (a system) to become altered or imbalanced from a normal state:
  3. (--- Physics & Astronomy) To cause perturbation in (the orbit of a celestial body, for example) by gravitational interaction.
(Slang) To be thrilling, boisterous, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To be thrilling, boisterous, etc.
  2. (Music) To play or dance to rock music.
  3. To excite or cause strong feeling in, as by playing rock music.
To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
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  1. To take away the smoothness of; wrinkle; ripple
  2. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  3. To beat (a drum, etc.) with a ruffle
To get away from (a pursuer):
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  1. To get away from (a pursuer):
  2. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
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  1. To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
  2. To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
  3. To toss a coin with (someone) for deciding something according to which side will land uppermost
  1. To make upset or uncomfortable
  2. To become unsettled
  3. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To provide with ratlines
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  1. To provide with ratlines
  2. To secure ratlines to (shrouds).
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