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A net for catching small game
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  1. A net for catching small game
  2. A net dragged across the bottom of a body of water.
  3. An organized system or network for gathering in or catching criminals or others wanted by the authorities
A large fishing net with floats along the top edge and weights along the bottom
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  1. A large fishing net with floats along the top edge and weights along the bottom
  2. A river of northern France flowing about 770 km (480 mi) generally northwest to the Bay of the Seine, an inlet of the English Channel, near Le Havre. It has been an important commercial waterway since Roman times and has figured significantly in the histories of Paris, Rouen, and Le Havre.
  3. A large fishing net made to hang vertically in the water by weights at the lower edge and floats at the top.
A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
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  1. A weight, such as a block, attached to the leg of an animal to hinder movement.
  2. A shoe, sandal, etc. with a thick, usually wooden, sole: light clogs are used in clog dancing
  3. A heavy, traditionally wooden-soled shoe.
A handle or lever on a machine
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  1. A handle or lever on a machine
  2. A machine for turning or bending the edges of sheet metal
  3. A device for slowing or stopping motion, as of a vehicle, especially by contact friction.
Something like a shoe in shape or use
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  1. Something like a shoe in shape or use
  2. (Games) A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
  3. A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.
A person who anchors a team, newscast, etc.
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  1. A person who anchors a team, newscast, etc.
  2. A heavy object, usually a shaped iron weight with flukes, lowered by cable or chain to the bottom of a body of water to keep a vessel from drifting
  3. A major retail store, corporate headquarters, etc. that stabilizes or stimulates the economic activity of the shopping center, office building, etc. where it is located
(Nautical) A grappling iron.
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  1. (Nautical) A grappling iron.
  2. A small anchor with usually four or five curved, pointed arms, used for anchoring a small boat, dragging the bottom for objects, or grasping and holding fast to something
A rope for dragging something, as a cannon
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  1. A rope for dragging something, as a cannon
  2. A rope hung from a balloon or airship for use as a variable ballast or mooring line
One that floats or is capable of floating.
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  1. One that floats or is capable of floating.
  2. (Slang) A corpse found floating in a body of water.
  3. A deposit of material in the vitreous humor of the eye, usually consisting of aggregations of cells or proteins that have detached from the retina, perceived as a spot or thread in the visual field.
A borough of Greater London in southeast England. It is the site of the public school Harrow, founded in 1572.
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  1. A borough of Greater London in southeast England. It is the site of the public school Harrow, founded in 1572.
  2. A farm implement consisting of a heavy frame with sharp teeth or upright disks, used to break up and even off plowed ground.
In the printing press, a board or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet, thus producing an impression.
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  1. In the printing press, a board or blade, the edge of which is made to rub over the tympan sheet, thus producing an impression.
  2. One that scrapes, especially a tool for scraping off paint or other adherent matter such as ice on a windshield.
  3. An instrument drawn by oxen or horses, similar to a plow, that is used for scraping up earth in making or repairing roads, digging cellars, building canals, etc.
A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
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  1. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
  2. Something that impedes or prevents action or progress:
  3. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone:
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  1. Lack of normal response to a biologically active compound such as a hormone:
  2. (Biology) Ability (of an organism, tissue, or cell) to withstand a destructive agent or condition such as a chemical compound, a disease agent, or an environmental stressor:
  3. Thermal resistance.
Something that checks or restrains:
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  1. Something that checks or restrains:
  2. A type of bit having such a chain or strap
  3. A chain or strap passed around a horse's lower jaw and attached to the bit: the curb checks the horse by causing it to lower its head when the reins are pulled
The act or process of pulling:
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  1. The act or process of pulling:
  2. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
  3. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
The production of a vacuum or partial vacuum in a cavity or over a surface so that the external atmospheric pressure forces the surrounding fluid, particulate solid, etc. into the cavity or causes something to adhere to the surface
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  1. The production of a vacuum or partial vacuum in a cavity or over a surface so that the external atmospheric pressure forces the surrounding fluid, particulate solid, etc. into the cavity or causes something to adhere to the surface
  2. The act of reducing pressure to create such a force, as by the use of a pump or fan.
  3. A force that causes a fluid or solid to be drawn into an interior space or to adhere to a surface because of the difference between the external and internal pressures.
Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
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  1. Ill will or conflict because of differences of opinion, temperament, etc.
  2. Conflict, as between persons having dissimilar ideas or interests; clash.
  3. A force on objects or substances in contact with each other that resists motion of the objects or substances relative to each other. &diamf3; Static friction arises between two objects that are not in motion with respect to each other, as for example between a cement block and a wooden floor. It increases to counterbalance forces that would move the objects, up to a certain maximum level of force, at which point the objects will begin moving. It is measured as the maximum force the bodies will sustain before motion occurs. &diamf3; Kinetic friction arises between bodies that are in motion with respect to each other, as for example the force that works against sliding a cement block along a wooden floor. Between two hard surfaces, the kinetic friction is usually somewhat lower than the static friction, meaning that more force is required to set the objects in motion than to keep them in motion.
A rope or cable used in towing.
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  1. A rope or cable used in towing.
  2. A continuous untwisted bundle of manufactured fibers.
  3. The act or an instance of towing:
Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
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  1. Something which hinders: something that holds back or causes problems with something else.
  2. The act of hindering:
  3. The state or act of hindering something
In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
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  1. In property law, anything that encumbers or restrict the use or value of land, such as an easement, restrictive covenant, or zoning ordinance. The burden indefinitely binds the current and all future owners until it is extinguished, so it is the land, and the landowner, that is burdened by the encumbrance or restriction. See estate.
  2. A duty, obligation, or responsibility.
  3. A responsibility or duty:
(Law) A lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage
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  1. (Law) A lien, charge, or claim attached to real property, as a mortgage
  2. Something that encumbers; a burden that must be carried.
  3. (Law) an interest, right, burden, or liability attached to a title of land, such as a lien or mortgage.
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.
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  1. 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.
  2. A hollow, usually cylindrical chamber or barrel, as of a firearm.
  3. A hole or passage made by or as if by use of a drill.
  1. Fuss, ado.
  2. A cause or condition of worry or irritation; trouble; fuss
  3. A person who gives trouble
(Countable) An act or instance of annoying.
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  1. (Countable) An act or instance of annoying.
  2. An annoying or being annoyed
  3. A thing or person that annoys
To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
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  1. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
  2. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
  3. (Games) To determine the order of play by hitting or shooting a ball toward a mark, as in marbles or billiards, with the player whose ball stops closest to the mark going first.
To move or proceed slowly or in a scattered or irregular group:
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  1. To move or proceed slowly or in a scattered or irregular group:
  2. To stray from the path or course, or wander from the main group
  3. To leave, arrive, or occur at irregular intervals
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
  3. To take more time than necessary:
To reduce the tension of; relax; loosen
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  1. To reduce the tension of; relax; loosen
  2. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
  3. To make or become less tense, taut, or firm; loosen:
  1. To irritate.
  2. (Intransitive) To persist or continue with increasing exhaustion.
To come on gradually and almost unnoticed
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  1. To come on gradually and almost unnoticed
  2. To move along with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees, in the way that a baby does
  3. To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
To be or feel as if swarming or covered with moving things:
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  1. To be or feel as if swarming or covered with moving things:
  2. To move slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground; creep:
  3. To move or go slowly or feebly
To make stagnant
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  1. To make stagnant
  2. To be or become stagnant
  3. To cease motion, activity, or progress; to come to rest; to cease to advance or change; to become idle or cease to flow.
(Idiomatic, marching) To march in place, while still in step with the beat.
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  1. (Idiomatic, marching) To march in place, while still in step with the beat.
  2. (Figuratively) To stop making progress temporarily.
To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
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  1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
  2. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
  3. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously:
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  1. To cause (oneself) to move, especially slowly or laboriously:
  2. To pull; tug
  3. To pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To carry away with emotion; enrapture; entrance
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  1. To carry away with emotion; enrapture; entrance
  2. To move or carry (goods, for example) from one place to another; convey.
  3. To cause to feel strong emotion, especially joy; carry away; enrapture.
A colloquialism and slang term used to refer to the act of modifying a vehicle for enhanced driving performance, top speed, and/or to accelerate faster.
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  1. A colloquialism and slang term used to refer to the act of modifying a vehicle for enhanced driving performance, top speed, and/or to accelerate faster.
To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up :
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  1. To swell or seem to swell, as with pride or air. Often used with up :
  2. To move, giving forth puffs
  3. To blow, drive, give forth, etc. in or with a puff or puffs
To attract audiences
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  1. To attract audiences
  2. To bring about deliberately; provoke:
  3. To compose or write out in legal format:
To pull in (a dragnet, etc.)
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  1. To pull in (a dragnet, etc.)
  2. To compose or write out in legal format:
  3. To bring about deliberately; provoke:
To pull or drag forcibly:
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  1. To pull or drag forcibly:
  2. To pull with force; move by pulling or drawing; tug; drag
  3. To pull; tug
To draw apart; rip; tear
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  1. To draw apart; rip; tear
  2. To draw out; pluck out; extract
  3. (Dial.) To draw the entrails from (a fowl)
To pull or drag behind
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  1. To pull or drag behind
  2. To pull by a rope or chain
  3. To draw or pull behind by a chain or line:
To pull something vigorously or repeatedly:
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  1. To pull something vigorously or repeatedly:
  2. To drag; haul
  3. To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
To make, or to become, wet and muddy by dragging along the ground
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  1. To make, or to become, wet and muddy by dragging along the ground
  2. To follow slowly; straggle.
  3. To be or become draggled; trail on the ground
(Mil.) To carry (a rifle, etc.) in the right hand with the arm extended downward so that the muzzle is tilted forward and the butt is near the ground
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  1. (Mil.) To carry (a rifle, etc.) in the right hand with the arm extended downward so that the muzzle is tilted forward and the butt is near the ground
  2. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
  3. To allow to drag or stream behind, as along the ground:
To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
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  1. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
  2. (Rare) To trail or drag
  3. To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
To move or act in an abjectly servile manner
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  1. To move or act in an abjectly servile manner
  2. To be or feel as if swarming or covered with moving things:
  3. To move slowly on the hands and knees or by dragging the body along the ground; creep:
(Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
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  1. (Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
  2. To move along with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees, in the way that a baby does
  3. To move or proceed very slowly:
To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees:
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  1. To move or cause to move slowly or by small degrees:
  2. A unit of length in the US Customary System equal to1 /12 of a foot (2.54 centimeters).
  3. To move by inches or degrees; move very slowly
To flirt; play at love
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  1. To flirt; play at love
  2. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
  3. To spend (time) idly:
To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
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  1. To move aimlessly or lackadaisically:
  2. (Intransitive) To move or walk lackadaisically.
  3. To spend (time) without haste or purpose.
To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
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  1. To act or move slowly; put off an action or a decision.
  2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
  3. To put off to a future time; postpone
Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
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  1. Alternative spelling of dilly-dally.
  2. To waste time, especially in indecision; dawdle or vacillate.
To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
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  1. To fall, move, or stay behind; loiter; linger
  2. (Billiards) To strike the cue ball so that it rebounds from the far rail to stop as close as possible to the near rail or the string line: done to decide the order of play
  3. To move or develop more slowly than expected, desired, etc.; be retarded in motion, development, etc.
To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance:
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  1. To stay in a place or be slow in leaving it, often out of reluctance:
  2. To continue to live or exist although very close to death or the end
  3. To devote considerable time to something, especially in a leisurely fashion:
To walk or move slowly and indolently, with frequent stops and pauses; often, specif., to linger aimlessly in a public place
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  1. To walk or move slowly and indolently, with frequent stops and pauses; often, specif., to linger aimlessly in a public place
  2. To stand idly about; linger without any purpose.
  3. (--- Law) To violate a law or ordinance that prohibits persons from remaining in a given location without a clear purpose for an extended period of time, especially when behaving in a manner indicating a possible threat to persons or property in the vicinity.
To thrust forward; appear:
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  1. To thrust forward; appear:
  2. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
  3. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
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  1. To put off doing something, especially out of habitual carelessness or laziness.
  2. To put off doing (something unpleasant or burdensome) until a future time; esp., to postpone (such actions) habitually
  3. To postpone or delay needlessly.
To wait for; await.
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  1. To wait for; await.
  2. To stay for a time, esp. longer than originally intended; remain temporarily
  3. To delay, linger, be tardy, etc.
To follow the course taken by; pursue:
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  1. To follow the course taken by; pursue:
  2. To become gradually fainter; dwindle:
  3. To move, walk, go along, etc. wearily, heavily, or slowly; crawl; drag
(Sports) A system by which a league, as of professional teams, allots to each team the right to contract specified individuals in a group of players, esp. new players, usually by giving each team a turn to select one player until each roster is full
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  1. (Sports) A system by which a league, as of professional teams, allots to each team the right to contract specified individuals in a group of players, esp. new players, usually by giving each team a turn to select one player until each roster is full
  2. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds. A written order for the payment of a specified sum of money to a certain individual or to the bearer (for example, a check). A draft may involve three parties: the drawer, who writes or creates it, the drawee, who has custody of the funds to be paid (for example, a bank), and the payee, who will receive the funds.
  3. A drawing or pulling, as of a vehicle or load
The result of drawing.
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  1. The result of drawing.
  2. A special advantage; an edge:
  3. (--- Games) A draw shot.
A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
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  1. A distance, especially the distance over which something is pulled or transported.
  2. The distance or route over which something is transported or over which one travels
  3. Everything collected or acquired at a single time; the take:
A dragging, tugging, attracting, etc.
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  1. A dragging, tugging, attracting, etc.
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. The act or process of pulling:
A pulling or drawing, esp. of a load, vehicle, etc. over a road, track, or other surface
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  1. A pulling or drawing, esp. of a load, vehicle, etc. over a road, track, or other surface
  2. The power, as of tires on pavement, to grip or hold to a surface while moving, without slipping
  3. The condition of being drawn or pulled.
A special advantage; an edge:
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  1. A special advantage; an edge:
  2. One that attracts interest, customers, or spectators:
  3. (--- Games) A draw shot.
A piece of writing, as on the jacket of a book, containing often exaggerated praise, used for promotional purposes.
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  1. A piece of writing, as on the jacket of a book, containing often exaggerated praise, used for promotional purposes.
  2. A small quantity of vapor, smoke, etc. expelled at one time
  3. A draw at a cigarette, pipe, etc.
(Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
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  1. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  2. (Informal) The ability to draw or attract; appeal:
  3. The act or process of pulling:
A successfully executed shot, blow, thrust, or throw.
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  1. A successfully executed shot, blow, thrust, or throw.
  2. A successful or popular venture:
  3. (Baseball) A base hit.
Find another word for drag. In this page you can discover 112 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for drag, like: dragnet, seine, clog, brake, shoe, anchor, grapnel, dragrope, floater, harrow and scraper.