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A sudden or dramatic decline:
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  1. A sudden or dramatic decline:
  2. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
  3. A swim; a dip.
To cause to move up and down:
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  1. To cause to move up and down:
  2. To fish with a bob
  3. To cut (hair, a tail, etc.) short; dock
To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
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  1. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  2. (Nautical) To fasten:
  3. To misrepresent; distort:
To carry the head and shoulders or the upper part of the body habitually bent forward
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  1. To carry the head and shoulders or the upper part of the body habitually bent forward
  2. To stand or walk, especially habitually, with the head and upper back bent forward.
  3. To bend (oneself, the head, or the body) forward and down.
To thrust, throw, or force suddenly (into a liquid, hole, condition, etc.)
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  1. To thrust, throw, or force suddenly (into a liquid, hole, condition, etc.)
  2. To move forward and downward violently:
  3. To thrust or throw forcefully into a substance or place:
To go under or as if under water.
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  1. To go under or as if under water.
  2. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
  3. To place under water.
To plunge into liquid; immerse.
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  1. To plunge into liquid; immerse.
  2. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
  3. To immerse in a liquid for a short time
(Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
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  1. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
  2. To avoid meeting
  3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
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  1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  2. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
  3. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
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  1. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  2. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
(Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
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  1. (Photog.) To lighten an area on (a print) to achieve a shading effect by blocking light in selected areas during an exposure, as in enlargement
  2. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
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  1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  2. To escape or avoid, especially by cleverness or deceit:
  3. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
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  1. To minimize or protect against the loss of by counterbalancing one transaction, such as a bet, against another.
  2. To avoid making a clear, direct response or statement.
  3. To hem in, hinder, or restrict with or as if with a hedge.
To evade; skirt:
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  1. To evade; skirt:
  2. To step out of the way of.
  3. To step to one side; take a side step or side steps
To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
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  1. To avoid (something controversial, difficult, etc.)
  2. To lie along or form the edge of; border:
  3. To pass around rather than across or through:
To prevent from happening:
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  1. To prevent from happening:
  2. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
  3. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
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  1. To execute (someone) by suffocation so as to leave the body intact and suitable for dissection.
  2. To get rid of quietly; evade or suppress, as a parliamentary bill, discussion, etc.
  3. To avoid; disregard:
To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
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  1. To ignore, fail to consult, etc.
  2. To go around instead of through; use a bypass to avoid
  3. To avoid an obstacle by using an alternative channel, passage, or route.
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
  3. To avoid or evade
To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
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  1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
  3. To avoid meeting
To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
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  1. To evade or escape from, as by daring, cleverness, or skill:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To manage to keep away from; avoid
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  1. To manage to keep away from; avoid
  2. To break loose from confinement; get free:
  3. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
To refrain from (doing something).
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  1. To refrain from (doing something).
  2. To keep away from (something harmful or disliked); shun; avoid; abstain from
  3. To avoid using, accepting, participating in, or partaking of:
To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
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  1. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
  2. To avoid complying with or fulfilling:
  3. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
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  1. To refuse to accept socially; avoid having social contact with:
  2. To keep away from; avoid scrupulously or consistently, often, specif., as a practice by a group against a co-worker, coreligionist, etc. who has fallen out of favor
  3. To avoid, especially persistently.
To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
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  1. To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
  2. To form (a candle) by repeatedly immersing a wick in melted wax or tallow.
  3. To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle:
To plunge or thrust suddenly into liquid
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  1. To plunge or thrust suddenly into liquid
  2. (Informal) To put out (a light or fire) quickly
  3. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish:
(Basketball) To put (the ball) into the basket by means of a dunk shot
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  1. (Basketball) To put (the ball) into the basket by means of a dunk shot
  2. (Intransitive, basketball) To put the ball directly downward through the hoop while grabbing onto the rim with power.
  3. To submerge oneself briefly in water.
To plunge or disappear, as in a liquid
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  1. To plunge or disappear, as in a liquid
  2. (Archaic) immerse
To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
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  1. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
  2. To baptize by submerging in water.
  3. To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely
To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
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  1. To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
  2. To become immersed or soaking wet.
  3. To plunge or steep in a liquid
To place under water.
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  1. To place under water.
  2. To go under or as if under water.
  3. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
A sharp downward course; a drop:
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  1. A sharp downward course; a drop:
  2. A brief plunge or immersion, especially a quick swim.
  3. A brief swim
A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
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  1. A liquid or creamy food into which other foods are dunked.
  2. Dunk shot
  3. The act of dunking, particularly in basketball.
A distance covered by or period of time spent swimming.
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  1. A distance covered by or period of time spent swimming.
  2. The act of swimming:
  3. (Short for) swim bladder
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