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To transfer or pour off completely:
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  1. To transfer or pour off completely:
  2. To become empty:
  3. To remove the contents of:
A tube or pipe for enclosing electrical cables or wires.
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  1. A tube or pipe for enclosing electrical cables or wires.
  2. An often enclosed passage or channel for conveying a substance, especially a liquid or gas.
  3. A tube, channel, or canal through which a gas or liquid moves
The deeper part of a river or harbor, especially a deep navigable passage.
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  1. The deeper part of a river or harbor, especially a deep navigable passage.
  2. (By ellipsis) the English Channel
  3. The bed of a running stream, river, etc.
A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk.
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  1. A small tortricid moth whose larva sews together the edges of a leaf by means of silk.
  2. One that sews:
  3. A pipe or drain, usually underground, used to carry off water and waste matter
The condition of being used up; complete consumption
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  1. The condition of being used up; complete consumption
  2. (Dated, chemistry) The removal (by percolation etc) of an active medicinal constituent from plant material.
  3. The point of complete depletion, of the state of being used up.
The act or process of depleting.
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  1. The act or process of depleting.
  2. The act of drawing out in its entirety, or using up, money or of a nonrenewable resource such as oil. The act of drawing out in its entirety, or using up, money or of a nonrenewable resource such as oil.
  3. The use or consumption of a resource, especially a natural resource, faster than it is replenished.
The practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers
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  1. The practice of exploring drains, tunnels, or sewers
A kind or sort:
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  1. A kind or sort:
  2. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  3. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
To turn aside.
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  1. To turn aside.
  2. To turn aside from a course or direction:
  3. To turn (a person or thing) aside from a course, direction, etc. into another; deflect
To draw liquid or gaseous contents from; drain.
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  1. To draw liquid or gaseous contents from; drain.
  2. To feel sympathetic grief or anguish:
  3. To draw off (liquid, air, or gas) slowly
To draw or squeeze milk from the mammary glands of (a cow, etc.)
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  1. To draw or squeeze milk from the mammary glands of (a cow, etc.)
  2. To yield or supply milk.
  3. To press out, drain off, or remove a liquid:
To make a physical connection with or open outlets from:
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  1. To make a physical connection with or open outlets from:
  2. To pull out the tap or plug from
  3. To furnish with a spigot or tap.
(Idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
To drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
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  1. To drink alcoholic liquor, sometimes specif. as a matter of habit or to excess
  2. To take in or soak up; absorb:
  3. To swallow liquid:
To be removable
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  1. To be removable
  2. To do away with; eliminate:
  3. To be removable:
To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
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  1. To draw moisture from, as by heating, leaving only the dry solid portion.
  2. To change (a liquid or solid) into vapor; drive out or draw off in the form of vapor
  3. To remove moisture from (milk, vegetables, fruits, etc.) by heating or drying so as to get a concentrated product
To introduce a catheter into part of the body.
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  1. To introduce a catheter into part of the body.
  2. To introduce a catheter into.
  3. To insert a catheter into
To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape:
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  1. To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape:
  2. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  3. To use up completely:
To waste; squander.
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  1. To waste; squander.
  2. To expend; use up:
  3. To purchase (goods or services) for direct use or ownership.
To make or become weary
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  1. To make or become weary
To make someone tired; to exhaust.
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  1. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  2. To consume by using; use up
  3. To lay out; spend:
To drain (a tree, for example) of sap.
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  1. To drain (a tree, for example) of sap.
  2. To deplete or weaken gradually:
  3. The watery fluid that circulates through a plant that has vascular tissues. Sap moving up the xylem carries water and minerals, while sap moving down the phloem carries water and food.
To waste or squander
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  1. To waste or squander
  2. To cause to lose (energy, such as heat) irreversibly.
  3. To use up, especially recklessly; exhaust:
To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
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  1. To be used up or worn down gradually; become smaller or fewer by gradual loss
  2. To cause to lose energy, strength, or vigor; exhaust, tire, or enfeeble:
  3. To use up or spend without real need, gain, or purpose; squander
A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. The act of imposing a charge upon individuals or property by a government or other taxing authority; to strain or place weight upon.
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  1. A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. A charge assessed on an individual or on property for the purpose of supporting the functioning of the government. Such charges may be imposed on sale of property or goods, imports, exports, wages and income, privileges, and just about anything else that one can think of. Although usually thought of as being monetary in nature, it is not necessarily so. The act of imposing a charge upon individuals or property by a government or other taxing authority; to strain or place weight upon.
  2. To require to pay a percentage of income, property value, etc. for the support of a government
  3. To assess a tax on (income, property, purchases, etc.)
To make less by gradually using up (resources, funds, strength, etc.)
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  1. To make less by gradually using up (resources, funds, strength, etc.)
  2. To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
  3. To use up gradually the resources, strength, etc. of
To deprive of richness or strength:
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  1. To deprive of richness or strength:
  2. To make poor; reduce to poverty
  3. To deprive of strength, resources, etc.
(Informal) To get money from, esp. by extortion
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  1. (Informal) To get money from, esp. by extortion
  2. To feel sympathetic grief or anguish:
  3. To pay out money, especially an exorbitant amount.
To make weak or feeble; enervate
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  1. To make weak or feeble; enervate
  2. To sap the strength or energy of; enervate.
To make listless or ineffective; lower the vitality of; weaken
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  1. To make listless or ineffective; lower the vitality of; weaken
  2. To diminish or destroy the strength or vitality of.
To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
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  1. To remove a nerve or part of a nerve.
  2. To weaken or destroy the strength or vitality of:
  3. To deprive of strength, force, vigor, etc.; weaken physically, mentally, or morally; devitalize; debilitate
To bring into a certain order; systematize
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  1. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  2. (Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
  3. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
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  1. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
  2. To be removable:
  3. To take away; withdraw:
A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young beginning immediately after birth. Milk is an emulsion of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars, especially lactose, in water. The proteins in milk contain all the essential amino acids.
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  1. A white liquid produced by the mammary glands of female mammals for feeding their young beginning immediately after birth. Milk is an emulsion of proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals, and sugars, especially lactose, in water. The proteins in milk contain all the essential amino acids.
  2. To draw or squeeze milk from the mammary glands of (a cow, etc.)
  3. To press out, drain off, or remove a liquid:
(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, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
  3. (Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
(Idiomatic) To write something quickly.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To write something quickly.
  2. To operate by a particular energy source.
  3. To chase someone away.
To diffuse or seem to radiate
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  1. To diffuse or seem to radiate
  2. To pass out in drops through pores, an incision, etc.; ooze; discharge
  3. To discharge or emit (a liquid or gas, for example) gradually.
To progress slowly but steadily:
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  1. To progress slowly but steadily:
  2. To seem to radiate
  3. To give forth, or exude (a fluid)
To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
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  1. To become active or lively; start bubbling up, as coffee in a percolator
  2. To cause (liquid, for example) to pass through a porous substance or small holes; filter.
  3. (Informal) To spread slowly or gradually.
To radiate; diffuse.
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  1. To radiate; diffuse.
  2. To spread out; diffuse; radiate
  3. To spread or flow out.
(Intransitive) To diffuse by osmosis.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diffuse by osmosis.
  2. To subject to, or undergo, osmosis
  3. To diffuse or cause to diffuse by osmosis.
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:
(Archit.) To cause to taper
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  1. (Archit.) To cause to taper
  2. (Intransitive) To disappear gradually.
  3. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
To emit, discharge, supply, utter, etc. profusely or steadily
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  1. To emit, discharge, supply, utter, etc. profusely or steadily
  2. To stream or flow continuously or profusely:
  3. To pour a liquid or particles into (a container):
To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
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  1. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial, with of) To sell all or part of one's holdings in stocks, real estate, a business, etc.
  3. (Nautical) To remove water from a boat by scooping it out.
To dump commodities
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  1. To dump commodities
  2. To throw down or out roughly; empty out or unload as in a heap or mass
  3. To empty out (a container or vehicle), as by overturning or tilting.
To hit (a golf ball) with a draw.
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  1. To hit (a golf ball) with a draw.
  2. To compose or write out in legal format:
  3. To bring about deliberately; provoke:
  1. To release.
  2. To allow to operate at higher speed by adjusting controls.
  3. (Of clothing) To enlarge by adjusting one or more seams.
To move gas or liquid with a pump or a pumplike organ or device.
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  1. To move gas or liquid with a pump or a pumplike organ or device.
  2. To operate a pump.
  3. To force in, draw out, drive, move up and down, pour forth, etc. by means of a pump or as a pump does
To furnish with a spigot or tap.
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  1. To furnish with a spigot or tap.
  2. To pull out the tap or plug from
  3. To draw (liquid) from a container, cavity, etc.
To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
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  1. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  2. (Law) To become void.
  3. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
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  1. To become or cause to become less or smaller, as in number, amount, or intensity.
(Archit.) To cause to taper
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  1. (Archit.) To cause to taper
  2. (Music) To reduce a perfect or minor interval by a semitone.
  3. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
(Intransitive, figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
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  1. (Intransitive, figuratively) To fall away in quality; degenerate, sink.
  2. To cause to dwindle:
  3. (Intransitive) To decrease, shrink, diminish, reduce in size.
To fall back from the flood stage.
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  1. To fall back from the flood stage.
  2. To weaken or lessen; decline
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. To become less; decrease:
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.
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  1. The chief of the 12 Apostles. He is traditionally regarded as the first bishop of Rome and author of two epistles in the New Testament.
  2. To diminish slowly and come to an end. Often used with out :
  3. (Informal) To become gradually smaller, weaker, etc. and then cease or disappear
To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
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  1. To beat to obtuseness; to deprive of keenness; to blunt; to turn back the point of, as a lance used for exercise.
  2. To lessen; diminish.
  3. (Rare) To reduce; lessen
(Cooking) To boil (a liquid) in order to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavors
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  1. (Cooking) To boil (a liquid) in order to decrease the volume and concentrate the flavors
  2. To bring to a specified undesirable state, as of weakness or helplessness:
  3. To bring into a certain order; systematize
(Intransitive) To gradually subside or diminish; to tail off.
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  1. (Intransitive) To gradually subside or diminish; to tail off.
To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.
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  1. To become gradually narrower or thinner toward one end.
  2. To diminish or lessen gradually. Often used with off :
  3. To lessen; diminish
To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
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  1. To consume or reduce to a very low amount; use up:
  2. To remove the contents or important elements of; empty out or exhaust:
  3. To use up gradually the resources, strength, etc. of
To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape:
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  1. To let out the contents of (a container); cause or allow to escape:
  2. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  3. To escape or pass out:
To make poor; reduce to poverty
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  1. To make poor; reduce to poverty
  2. To deprive of strength, resources, etc.
  3. To deprive of richness or strength:
The watery fluid that circulates through a plant that has vascular tissues. Sap moving up the xylem carries water and minerals, while sap moving down the phloem carries water and food.
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  1. The watery fluid that circulates through a plant that has vascular tissues. Sap moving up the xylem carries water and minerals, while sap moving down the phloem carries water and food.
  2. To drain of sap
  3. To dig a sap.
(Of time or space) to take or occupy
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  1. (Of time or space) to take or occupy
  2. (Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
To take in as food; eat or drink up.
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  1. To take in as food; eat or drink up.
  2. To spend wastefully; squander (time, energy, money, etc.)
  3. To waste; squander.
(Idiomatic) To lower (curtains)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To lower (curtains)
  2. (Idiomatic) To get funding
(Idiomatic) To consume completely.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To consume completely.
  2. (Idiomatic) To accept or believe entirely, immediately, and without questioning.
To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
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  1. To discuss or treat completely; cover thoroughly:
  2. To deal with, study, or develop completely and thoroughly
  3. To use up completely:
To lay out; spend:
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  1. To lay out; spend:
  2. (Rare) To spend or disburse money.
  3. To spend
(Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
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  1. (Sports) To score a goal as the last maneuver in a play:
  2. (--- Sports) To perform the last maneuver in (an offensive play), scoring a goal.
  3. To give final touches to; embellish or perfect
To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
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  1. To play (a game etc.) to its conclusion.
  2. To play music to accompany the end of, or as a final segment in (a programme, broadcast etc.).
  3. (Intransitive) To occur in a certain manner.
To throw away; squander:
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  1. To throw away; squander:
  2. To waste; squander
  3. To wear out; exhaust:
(Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
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  1. (Of a resource) to consume, deplete or exhaust
  2. (Of time or space) to take or occupy
To make or become tired or exhausted; weary
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  1. To make or become tired or exhausted; weary
  2. To be or become tired.
  3. To create fatigue in (a metal or other material).
To make or become tired, weary, or worn-out
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  1. To make or become tired, weary, or worn-out
  2. A hard gemstone that is pale green or white and consists either of the mineral jadeite (a pyroxene) or the mineral nephrite (an amphibole). It usually forms within metamorphic rocks.
To become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through exertion
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  1. To become in need of rest; become weary or fatigued through exertion
  2. To adorn or attire.
  3. To attire or dress
To bring to a specified condition by long use or attrition:
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  1. To bring to a specified condition by long use or attrition:
  2. To carry or have on one's person as covering, adornment, or protection:
  3. To wear a sailing vessel
To cause (someone) physical or mental fatigue.
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  1. To cause (someone) physical or mental fatigue.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see wear,"Ž down.
(Intransitive) To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.
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  1. (Intransitive) To deteriorate or become unusable or ineffective due to continued use, exposure, or strain.
  2. To exhaust; to cause or contribute to another's exhaustion, fatigue, or weariness, as by continued strain or exertion.
  3. Of a shirt, not tucked into the pants; worn in a casual manner.
To make or become weary
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  1. To make or become weary
(Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
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  1. (Law) The termination of a suit, quashing of a nuisance, etc.
  2. The amount abated; that which is taken away by way of reduction; deduction; decrease; a rebate or discount allowed; in particular from a tax. [Late 15th century.]
  3. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
A movie at a given stage in its editing:
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  1. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  2. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  3. A reduction:
A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
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  1. A reduction in an existing program of some sort.
  2. A reduction or discontinuance, as of production, personnel, etc.
  3. The act or result of cutting back
A decreasing; lessening; diminution
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  1. A decreasing; lessening; diminution
  2. The amount by which something decreases.
  3. The act or process of decreasing.
The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
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  1. The act or process of decreasing or becoming gradually less.
  2. (Math.) The quantity by which a variable decreases or is decreased: a negative decrement results in an increase
  3. A small quantity removed or lost. One of a series of regular subtractions.
The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
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  1. The act of diminishing; reducing in size, quantity, or quality.
(Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
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  1. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
  2. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
  3. The resulting reduction; decrease.
The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
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  1. The changing of a fraction into a simpler form, especially by dividing the numerator and denominator by a common factor. For example, the fraction8 /12 can be reduced to4 /6 , which can be further reduced to2 /3 , in each case by dividing both the numerator and denominator by 2.
  2. The result of reducing:
  3. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
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  1. A decorative slit in a fabric or garment.
  2. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
  3. A cut made by or as by such a stroke; gash; slit
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
  3. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
A small or very slender candle.
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  1. A small or very slender candle.
  2. A wax candle, esp. a long, slender one
  3. A long wax-coated wick used to light candles or gas lamps.
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