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The period for which such permission is granted
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  1. The period for which such permission is granted
  2. Permission to do something.
  3. Permission to be absent from duty or work, esp. such permission given to personnel in the armed services
The act of leaving.
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  1. The act of leaving.
  2. A departing, or going away
  3. A divergence or deviation, as from an established rule, plan, or procedure:
A group of things flying through the air together
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  1. A group of things flying through the air together
  2. The act, manner, or power of flying or moving through space
  3. The distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
A means of escape.
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  1. A means of escape.
  2. The start, as of a race.
  3. The place to which one goes for this
A going back or backward; withdrawal in the face of opposition or from a dangerous or unpleasant situation
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  1. A going back or backward; withdrawal in the face of opposition or from a dangerous or unpleasant situation
  2. The act or process of moving back or away, especially from something hazardous, formidable, or unpleasant:
  3. An organized group withdrawal from regular activities for a given purpose, as by colleagues meeting away from the office and engaging in exercises for promoting teamwork, creativity, etc.
An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
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  1. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  2. A way of doing this; subterfuge
  3. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
(Law) The act of making void; annulment
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  1. (Law) The act of making void; annulment
  2. The act of avoiding, or shunning something
  3. The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.
The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
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  1. The removal of people from a place, as in the removal of troops from a military position.
  2. Discontinuation of the use of an addictive substance. The symptoms of withdrawal include headache, diarrhea, and tremors and can range from mild to life threatening, depending on the extent of the body's reliance on the addictive substance.
  3. The act or process of giving up the use of a narcotic drug to which one has become addicted, typically accompanied by distressing physiological and mental effects (withdrawal symptoms)
  1. A journey taken to escape from danger; an exodus.
  2. A trip or journey, esp. one made to escape a dangerous or undesirable situation
  3. A flight to escape danger.
(Law) The willful abandonment of one's spouse, children, etc.
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  1. (Law) The willful abandonment of one's spouse, children, etc.
  2. (Law) Willful abandonment of a spouse or child owed a duty of support.
  3. The willful, permanent separation of one spouse from the other without acceptable cause or the other's consent, considered as a ground for divorce.
The act of a person or branch of government renouncing or abandoning an office, trust, sovereignty, privileges, or duties to which he or she is entitled, holds, or possesses by law. The act of a person or branch of government renouncing or abandoning an office, trust, sovereignty, privileges, or duties to which he or she is entitled, holds, or possesses by law.
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  1. The act of a person or branch of government renouncing or abandoning an office, trust, sovereignty, privileges, or duties to which he or she is entitled, holds, or possesses by law. The act of a person or branch of government renouncing or abandoning an office, trust, sovereignty, privileges, or duties to which he or she is entitled, holds, or possesses by law.
The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
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  1. The act of liberating or the state of being liberated.
  2. The securing of equal social and economic rights
  3. The act or process of trying to achieve equal rights and status.
The act of delivering or the condition of being delivered.
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  1. The act of delivering or the condition of being delivered.
  2. Act of delivering, the state of being delivered, or something delivered.
  3. Extrication from danger, imprisonment, rescue etc.
The act or an instance of rescuing; deliverance
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  1. The act or an instance of rescuing; deliverance
  2. (Law) The criminal offense of removing a person or property.
  3. The aiding of someone who is in immediate and serious peril; the unlawful release (usually by force) of a person who is legally imprisoned or under arrest. The aiding of someone who is in immediate and serious peril; the unlawful release (usually by force) of a person who is legally imprisoned or under arrest.
The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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  1. The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
  2. The condition of being free of restraints, especially the ability to act without control or interference by another or by circumstance:
  3. A being able to act, move, use, etc. without hindrance or restraint
The act or an instance of issuing something for publication, use, or distribution.
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  1. The act or an instance of issuing something for publication, use, or distribution.
  2. (Law) The surrender of a right, title, or claim, especially to one against whom the right, title, or claim would be enforced or exercised.
  3. That which is released, untied or let go.
(Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
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  1. (Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
  2. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
(Sports) A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
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  1. (Sports) A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
  2. A forceful emergence from a restrictive condition or situation.
  3. An escape from any restrictive or confining situation
  1. An escape from prison
  2. A breaking out of jail by force
  3. An escape from jail.
An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
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  1. An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
  2. An escape:
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
An informal, unannounced, or abrupt departure.
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  1. An informal, unannounced, or abrupt departure.
  2. An unauthorized, unnoticed, or unceremonious departure; act of leaving secretly or in haste
  3. A sudden or unannounced departure, or one taken without permission.
(Informal) A narrow escape from danger
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  1. (Informal) A narrow escape from danger
  2. A situation in which an injury or other undesirable outcome is narrowly avoided.
  3. An outcome in which a bad result is narrowly averted.
A narrow escape; a close call.
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  1. A narrow escape; a close call.
  2. (Idiomatic) A near accident or mishap; a dangerous or risky encounter or incident.
  3. A shave that is very short or near the skin.
An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
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  1. An error in conduct or thinking; a mistake.
  2. A deviation or turning aside, esp. from a practice, course of conduct, etc. considered right
  3. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
One who is absent without leave.
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  1. One who is absent without leave.
A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
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  1. A passage or gate from inside someplace to the outside, outgang.
  2. A way out; doorway or passage leading out
  3. The action of leaving.
Any point in an electrical circuit where a plug can be inserted to connect with a power supply
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  1. Any point in an electrical circuit where a plug can be inserted to connect with a power supply
  2. A retail store that sells defective, damaged, or surplus merchandise at a discount
  3. A means of release or gratification, as for energies, drives, or desires:
(US) Alternative spelling of way-out.
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  1. (US) Alternative spelling of way-out.
  2. An exit
  3. Far from shore, home, or other familiar place
A means of escape; esp., a means of evading or escaping an obligation, enforcement of a law or contract, etc.
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  1. A means of escape; esp., a means of evading or escaping an obligation, enforcement of a law or contract, etc.
  2. A way of avoiding or escaping a cost or legal burden that would otherwise apply by means of an omission or ambiguity in the wording of a contract or law.
  3. A small hole or slit in a wall, especially one through which small arms may be fired.
(Computers) A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
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  1. (Computers) A condition in which a calculation produces a unit of data too large to be stored in the location allotted to it.
  2. An outlet or vent through which excess liquid may escape.
  3. An outlet for overflowing liquids
The amount flowing out:
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  1. The amount flowing out:
  2. The act or process of flowing out:
  3. Something that flows out:
An act or instance of leaking; leak
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  1. An act or instance of leaking; leak
  2. An amount lost as the result of leaking.
  3. Loss of retail stock, especially due to theft
A crack or flaw that permits something to escape from or enter a container or conduit:
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  1. A crack or flaw that permits something to escape from or enter a container or conduit:
  2. An amount leaked:
  3. A disclosure of secret or confidential information; specif., an ostensibly accidental disclosure by a government official to the news media, actually intended to produce an effect
A ladder, chute, rope, etc. used for the same purpose
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  1. A ladder, chute, rope, etc. used for the same purpose
  2. A stairway, typically an open, metal one down an outside wall, designed to provide a means of escape from a burning building
  3. A structure or device, such as an outside stairway attached to a building, erected for emergency exit in the event of fire.
A pipe for carrying off waste water, sink drainage, excess steam, etc.
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  1. A pipe for carrying off waste water, sink drainage, excess steam, etc.
  2. A pipe that carries off liquid waste; a drain or drainpipe
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. An artificial, usually underground conduit for carrying off sewage or rainwater.
  3. A pipe or drain, usually underground, used to carry off water and waste matter
An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.
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  1. An opening, as in the deck of a ship, in the roof or floor of a building, or in an aircraft.
  2. A fine line used in hatching.
  3. The young hatched at one time; a brood.
A circular window set in the hull of a ship.
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  1. A circular window set in the hull of a ship.
  2. (Nautical) A small, usually circular window in a ship's side.
  3. An opening in a ship's side, esp. a round one for admitting light and air, fitted with thick glass and, often, a hinged metal cover
Any narrow passageway
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  1. Any narrow passageway
  2. A passage between two rows of cabins in a ship.
  3. A narrow street formed by the proximity of adjacent buildings.
Something that restrains a flood or outpouring:
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  1. Something that restrains a flood or outpouring:
  2. A gate in a stream or canal, to control the height and flow of the water; sluice
  3. A gate used to control the flow of a body of water.
The system of pipes, including mufflers, catalytic converters, etc. through which such steam, gas, etc. is released
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  1. The system of pipes, including mufflers, catalytic converters, etc. through which such steam, gas, etc. is released
  2. The discharge or release of used steam, gas, etc. from a steam or gas turbine or from the cylinders of an engine at the end of every working stroke of the pistons
  3. An apparatus for drawing out noxious air or waste material by means of a partial vacuum.
The demand made by a political party for a person to accept, sometimes reluctantly, a candidacy
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  1. The demand made by a political party for a person to accept, sometimes reluctantly, a candidacy
  2. (Nautical) The depth of a vessel's keel below the water line, especially when loaded:
  3. 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.
An opening on or beneath the dashboard having a number of slats, often adjustable, for regulating the passage of air into a motor vehicle
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  1. An opening on or beneath the dashboard having a number of slats, often adjustable, for regulating the passage of air into a motor vehicle
  2. A hole or opening to permit passage or escape, as of a gas
  3. (Rare) The action of escaping or passing out, or the means or opportunity to do this; issue; outlet
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  1. The process of being distracted.
  2. The act of distracting, or the condition of being distracted:
  3. Mental or emotional disturbance; agitation or confusion:
Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement
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  1. Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement
  2. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
  3. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
Behavior characterized by this tendency
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  1. Behavior characterized by this tendency
  2. A genre of book, film etc. that one uses to indulge this tendency
  3. A tendency to escape from reality, the responsibilities and routine of real life, etc., esp. by unrealistic imaginative activity
To run away, as from trouble or danger:
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  1. To run away, as from trouble or danger:
  2. To run away or try to escape from
  3. To move rapidly; go swiftly
To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  2. (Informal) To gain acceptance or approval; go over:
  3. To avoid; shun:
To give over to another to control or act on:
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  1. To give over to another to control or act on:
  2. To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence:
  3. To set out or depart; go:
To vary, as from a regular course; deviate:
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  1. To vary, as from a regular course; deviate:
  2. To set out; start
  3. To go away; leave:
To escape the memory or understanding of:
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  1. To escape the memory or understanding of:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
To take measures so as not to meet or see (someone):
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  1. To take measures so as not to meet or see (someone):
  2. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
  3. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
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  1. To be deceitful or clever in avoiding or escaping something; use evasion
  2. To avoid or escape from by deceit or cleverness; elude
  3. To avoid doing or answering directly; get around; get out of
To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly:
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  1. To move aside or in a given direction by shifting or twisting suddenly:
  2. To avoid meeting
  3. To move or twist quickly aside; shift suddenly, as to avoid a blow
(Idiomatic) To make photocopies, or print.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make photocopies, or print.
  2. (Idiomatic) To write something quickly.
  3. To chase someone away.
  1. To flee by running
  2. To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
(Intransitive) To run away; to exit
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  1. (Intransitive) To run away; to exit
(Informal) To cause to disappear; specif., to kidnap and execute (persons) in a clandestine program of political terror
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  1. (Informal) To cause to disappear; specif., to kidnap and execute (persons) in a clandestine program of political terror
  2. To cause (someone) to disappear, especially by kidnapping or murder.
  3. To cease being; go out of existence, use, etc.; become lost or extinct
(Math.) To become zero
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  1. (Math.) To become zero
  2. To pass out of sight, especially quickly; disappear.
  3. To go or pass suddenly from sight; disappear
  1. To separate from a bundle
  2. (Idiomatic) to bring out, use, or present
  3. (Intransitive) To suddenly get pimples, especially on one's face.
To become separated, literally or figuratively
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  1. To become separated, literally or figuratively
  2. To leave suddenly
To say suddenly or unexpectedly; blurt (out)
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  1. To say suddenly or unexpectedly; blurt (out)
  2. To eat (food) hurriedly and with little chewing; gulp.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
A large, dry, barren region, usually having sandy or rocky soil and little or no vegetation. Water lost to evaporation and transpiration in a desert exceeds the amount of precipitation; most deserts average less than 25 cm (9.75 inches) of precipitation each year, concentrated in short local bursts. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface, with the principal warm deserts located mainly along the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where warm, rising equatorial air masses that have already lost most of their moisture descend over the subtropical regions. Cool deserts are located at higher elevations in the temperate regions, often on the lee side of a barrier mountain range where the prevailing winds drop their moisture before crossing the range.
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  1. A large, dry, barren region, usually having sandy or rocky soil and little or no vegetation. Water lost to evaporation and transpiration in a desert exceeds the amount of precipitation; most deserts average less than 25 cm (9.75 inches) of precipitation each year, concentrated in short local bursts. Deserts cover about one fifth of the Earth's surface, with the principal warm deserts located mainly along the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn, where warm, rising equatorial air masses that have already lost most of their moisture descend over the subtropical regions. Cool deserts are located at higher elevations in the temperate regions, often on the lee side of a barrier mountain range where the prevailing winds drop their moisture before crossing the range.
  2. To forsake one's duty or post, especially to be absent without leave from the armed forces with no intention of returning.
  3. To leave empty or alone; abandon.
To go out for a brief moment; pop out
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  1. To go out for a brief moment; pop out
  2. To say something which one did not intend to say.
  3. To leave quietly, and unnoticed.
To run away; escape; abscond
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  1. To run away; escape; abscond
  2. To run away secretly, esp. in order to get married
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To use up; to consume all of something.
  2. (Intransitive) To expire, to come to an end.
  3. (Cricket) To get a batsman out via a run out (see above); or, to be got out in this way.
To leave a partner suddenly and without prior warning.
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  1. To leave a partner suddenly and without prior warning.
(Intransitive) To come out of, because of a leak
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  1. (Intransitive) To come out of, because of a leak
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) to be revealed (especially, of information intended to be kept secret)
To become apparent or known
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  1. To become apparent or known
  2. To move out or away from a surrounding fluid, covering, or shelter:
  3. To come forth into view; become visible
(Intransitive) To display emotion.
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  1. (Intransitive) To display emotion.
  2. (Intransitive) to speak emotionally or suddenly
  3. (Intransitive, literally) To appear suddenly.
To go away suddenly and secretly; run away
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  1. To go away suddenly and secretly; run away
  2. (Intransitive) To break up camp and move on.
  3. To break or leave camp
To go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law
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  1. To go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law
  2. To secretly or suddenly leave a place or to go into hiding, especially to avoid arrest, prosecution, the service of a summons or other legal process, or an action by a creditor.
  3. To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
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  1. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To get by effort or merit, as in competition; win
  1. To go unnoticed
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to pass without having been taken advantage of.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To subsist; to succeed, survive, or manage, at least at a minimal level.
(Idiomatic) To avoid doing something, or to avoid the consequences of not doing something.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To avoid doing something, or to avoid the consequences of not doing something.
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  1. To act freely.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To behave in an uncontrolled manner.
  3. To party without restraint.
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
  2. (Idiomatic) to completely empty
  3. (Idiomatic) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly
(Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rescue, especially financially.
  2. To secure the release of an arrested person by providing bail money.
  3. (Intransitive, idiomatic, slang, with of) To leave (not attend at all) a place or a situation, especially quickly or when the situation has become undesirable.
To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
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  1. To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
  2. (Intransitive) To abruptly insert the control rods of a nuclear reactor, usually in case of emergency shutdown.
  3. (Slang) To leave or get out, esp. in a hurry
(Idiomatic, US, colloquial) To leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.
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  1. (Idiomatic, US, colloquial) To leave in a hurry; run away; scram; depart without taking leave or notifying anyone, often with a connotation of avoiding something unpleasant or shirking responsibility.
To get away from (a pursuer):
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  1. To get away from (a pursuer):
  2. (Informal) To get away from or rid of
  3. To get rid of or put an end to:
(Of a bird) To escape from a pen or similar enclosure.
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  1. (Of a bird) To escape from a pen or similar enclosure.
  2. (Idiomatic) To depart hastily or unannounced; to escape or flee.
To leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
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  1. To leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
  2. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  3. (Informal) To leave hurriedly, esp. under questionable circumstances; abscond
To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement:
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  1. To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement:
  2. (--- Informal) To act quickly; hustle:
  3. To leave (a course), especially through mishap:
To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
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  1. To leave quickly and secretly and hide oneself, often to avoid arrest or prosecution.
  2. To go away hastily and secretly; run away and hide, esp. in order to escape the law
  3. To secretly or suddenly leave a place or to go into hiding, especially to avoid arrest, prosecution, the service of a summons or other legal process, or an action by a creditor.
  1. To separate from a bundle
  2. (Intransitive) To suddenly get pimples, especially on one's face.
  3. (Idiomatic) to bring out, use, or present
To go away suddenly and secretly; run away
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  1. To go away suddenly and secretly; run away
  2. (Intransitive) To break up camp and move on.
  3. To break or leave camp
To run away, as from trouble or danger:
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  1. To run away, as from trouble or danger:
  2. To run away from:
  3. To move rapidly; go swiftly
(Baseball) To hit a fly
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  1. (Baseball) To hit a fly
  2. To avoid; shun:
  3. To cause to fly or float in the air:
  1. To flee by running
  2. To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
(Slang, former) To beat; hit; strike
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  1. (Slang, former) To beat; hit; strike
  2. To give a thorough beating to; thrash.
  3. To flee; escape
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  1. To die.
  2. To depart in a hurry; abscond:
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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  1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  2. To prevent from happening:
  3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
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
(Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
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  1. (Slang) To move (in or out) quickly
  2. To lower quickly, especially so as to avoid something:
  3. (Informal) To avoid or evade
To escape the memory or understanding of:
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  1. To escape the memory or understanding of:
  2. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
  3. To avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
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 complying with or fulfilling a requirement.
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 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 avoid or escape from by quickness, cunning, etc.; evade
  3. To escape detection, notice, or understanding by
The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
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  1. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
  2. Break dancing.
  3. An escape:
(Sports) A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
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  1. (Sports) A play, as in hockey, in which the defending team moves the puck out of its defensive zone, especially by passing, to begin an offensive play.
  2. A forceful emergence from a restrictive condition or situation.
  3. An escape from any restrictive or confining situation
(Rare) The action of escaping or a means of escape
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  1. (Rare) The action of escaping or a means of escape
  2. The contrivance in a timepiece (winding wrist watch) which connects the train of wheel work with the pendulum or balance, giving to the latter the impulse by which it is kept in vibration; -- so called because it allows a tooth to escape from a pallet at each vibration.
  3. The part in a mechanical clock or watch that controls the speed and regularity of the balance wheel or pendulum, and thereby of the entire mechanism, by the movement of a notched wheel (escape wheel), one tooth of which is permitted to escape from the detaining catch at a time
A flight arrow
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  1. A flight arrow
  2. An exuberant or transcendent effort or display:
  3. The distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
The start, as of a race.
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  1. The start, as of a race.
  2. A means of escape.
  3. The place to which one goes for this
Flight, especially from the law:
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  1. Flight, especially from the law:
  2. Headlong flight, usually to escape punishment for a crime
  3. Used in the expression on the lam to mean that a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.
The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.
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  1. The act of keeping away from, escaping, evading, or preventing.
  2. (Law) The act of making void; annulment
  3. Same as tax avoidance.
A surgical operation to provide passage for a fluid, as blood, around a diseased or blocked part or organ
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  1. A surgical operation to provide passage for a fluid, as blood, around a diseased or blocked part or organ
  2. A means of circumvention.
  3. A surgical procedure to create such a channel:
A way of doing this; subterfuge
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  1. A way of doing this; subterfuge
  2. An evading; specif., an avoiding of a duty, question, etc. by deceit or cleverness
  3. A means of evading; a subterfuge.
The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness:
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  1. The act or an instance of forgetting; total forgetfulness:
  2. A forgetting or having forgotten; forgetfulness
  3. The condition or fact of being forgotten
The characteristic of being oblivious.
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  1. The characteristic of being oblivious.