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(Obs.) To take or hold captive
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  1. (Obs.) To take or hold captive
  2. To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit.
  3. Glanvill
To provide work and pay for
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  1. To provide work and pay for
  2. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
  3. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
To acquire or incur:
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  1. To acquire or incur:
  2. To become reduced in size or bulk; draw together; shrink; narrow; shorten
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To keep in a particular place or condition:
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  1. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  2. To continue to practice, use, etc.
  3. To require (a student) to repeat a class or grade because of insufficient educational progress to advance.
To hold over to a later time
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  1. To hold over to a later time
  2. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
  3. To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose:
To use up; consume:
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  1. To use up; consume:
  2. To receive (an impulse) without echo or recoil:
  3. To endure; accommodate:
To attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm
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  1. To attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm
  2. To captivate completely; fascinate.
  3. To use witchcraft or magic on; cast a spell over
To provide work and pay for
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  1. To provide work and pay for
  2. To engage the attention or activity of; occupy:
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
To entangle in trouble, difficulty, danger, etc.; implicate
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  1. To entangle in trouble, difficulty, danger, etc.; implicate
  2. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
  3. To occupy or engage the interest of:
To struggle; contend
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  1. To struggle; contend
  2. To take part in a battle; fight
  3. To engage in or as if in battle.
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
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  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
  3. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
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  1. To connect together (parts of a mechanism, for example) so that the individual parts affect each other in motion or operation.
  2. To lock together; join with one another
  3. To fit together securely.
To be in harmony, agreement, or accord
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  1. To be in harmony, agreement, or accord
  2. To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
  3. To fit together effectively; be coordinated.
To connect intricately
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  1. To connect intricately
  2. To unite by passing over and under each other; weave together
  3. (Intransitive) To cross one another as if woven together, as interlacing branches; to intertwine; to blend intricately.
To engage the services or labor of for pay; hire
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  1. To engage the services or labor of for pay; hire
  2. To provide work and pay for
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
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  1. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
  2. To pay for (work to be done)
  3. To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
To hire (an attorney, for example) by the payment of a fee.
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  1. To hire (an attorney, for example) by the payment of a fee.
  2. To hire, or arrange in advance for the services of, by paying a retainer
  3. To continue to practice, use, etc.
To be or give a sign of; indicate:
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  1. To be or give a sign of; indicate:
  2. To foreshadow; point to
  3. To engage, hire, or order in advance:
To designate a time for; schedule:
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  1. To designate a time for; schedule:
  2. A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. A ledger or register recording particular transactions or events such as financial transactions and police arrests. To enter or record the details of a transaction or event into such a book. The process at a police station of completing an arrest, including fingerprinting and photographing the defendant.
  3. To record in a book; list
To book in advance; to make a reservation.
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  1. To book in advance; to make a reservation.
  2. To hold over to a later time
  3. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To acquire or incur:
  3. To enter into by contract; establish or settle by formal agreement:
To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
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  1. To offer or guarantee by a solemn binding promise:
  2. To promise to join (a fraternity or similar organization).
  3. To bind by a promise or agreement
(Archaic) To pledge to give in marriage
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  1. (Archaic) To pledge to give in marriage
  2. To afford a basis for expectation:
  3. To afford a basis for expecting:
(Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
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  1. (Intransitive) To commit oneself (to an obligation, activity etc.).
  2. To give a promise or pledge that; contract
  3. To promise; guarantee
To occupy or engage the interest of:
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  1. To occupy or engage the interest of:
  2. To relate to or affect:
  3. To draw or hold within itself; include
To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
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  1. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
  2. To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example).
  3. To take possession of by settlement or seizure
(Idiomatic) To get someone involved.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To get someone involved.
  2. (Idiomatic) To attract (groups of people).
  3. (Idiomatic, intransitive, of night/darkness) To approach.
To perform; carry on; engage in
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  1. To perform; carry on; engage in
  2. To get, take, receive, or obtain
  3. To use or exhibit in action:
To engage or take part, especially freely or avidly:
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  1. To engage or take part, especially freely or avidly:
  2. To give way to one's own desires; indulge oneself (in something)
  3. To yield to or satisfy (a desire); give oneself up to
To take or be given part or portion:
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  1. To take or be given part or portion:
  2. To share some of the properties of something else:
  3. To take a portion or take some; specif., to eat or drink something, esp. in company with others
To be active or involved in something; take part:
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  1. To be active or involved in something; take part:
  2. To share in something:
To make busy; occupy:
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  1. To make busy; occupy:
To provide work to (someone) for pay:
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  1. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
  2. To devote (time, for example) to an activity or purpose:
  3. To keep busy or occupied; take up the attention, time, etc. of; devote
To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
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  1. To engage or employ the attention or concentration of:
  2. To employ, busy, or engage (oneself, one's attention, mind, etc.)
  3. To take up or fill up (space, time, etc.)
To dominate or use to the exclusion of others:
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  1. To dominate or use to the exclusion of others:
  2. To dominate or to get total control of something by excluding everyone else
  3. To take full possession or control of; dominate completely
To hold or fill (an office or position).
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  1. To hold or fill (an office or position).
  2. To hold possession of by tenure
  3. To take possession of by settlement or seizure
To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
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  1. To gain possession of by prior right or opportunity, especially to settle on (public land) so as to obtain the right to buy before others.
  2. To take action to prevent (another) from acting.
  3. To take the place of or take precedence over:
To meet, especially unexpectedly.
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  1. To meet, especially unexpectedly.
  2. To meet in conflict or battle
  3. To meet accidentally or in opposition
To come together:
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  1. To come together:
  2. To be sufficient for (a need, for example); fulfill:
  3. To deal or contend with effectively:
To be in harmony, agreement, or accord
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  1. To be in harmony, agreement, or accord
  2. To cause to work closely together; coordinate.
  3. To fit together effectively; be coordinated.
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