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To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
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  1. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
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  1. To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
  2. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  3. To catch fire
To stir, as to action or strong feeling
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  1. To stir, as to action or strong feeling
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To make angry; enrage or provoke.
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  1. To make angry; enrage or provoke.
  2. To become angry:
To please greatly:
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  1. To please greatly:
  2. To give great pleasure or joy:
  3. To take great pleasure or joy:
To make cheerful, merry, or lively
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  1. To make cheerful, merry, or lively
  2. To invigorate; stimulate:
  3. To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate:
To progress in sequence; go forward:
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  1. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  2. To stir the emotions:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To pride (oneself):
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  1. To pride (oneself):
  2. To arouse resentment in, as by slighting; ruffle the pride of
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To make furious; enrage.
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  1. To make furious; enrage.
  2. To cause to become very angry; enrage
To make or become mad; make or become insane, angry, frustrated, etc.
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  1. To make or become mad; make or become insane, angry, frustrated, etc.
  2. To become infuriated.
  3. To cause (someone) to go mad; drive to madness.
To move, shake, agitate, etc., esp. slightly
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  1. To move, shake, agitate, etc., esp. slightly
  2. To excite the feelings of; move strongly
  3. To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
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  1. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  2. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
  3. To become ignited; flame up:
To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
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  1. To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
  2. To affect with irregular and involuntary muscular contractions; throw into convulsions.
  3. To be disturbed or upset:
To give a shock of excitement to; thrill
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  1. To give a shock of excitement to; thrill
  2. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to.
  3. To wire or equip (a building, for example) for the use of electric power.
To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
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  1. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  2. To apply an electric current to
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements:
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  1. To provoke or irritate, as with physical movements:
  2. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  3. To say in a playful or mocking way:
To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
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  1. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To stir to action or feeling:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
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  1. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To move violently
To astonish and bewilder.
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  1. To astonish and bewilder.
  2. To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.
  3. To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
(Obs.) To bewilder
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  1. (Obs.) To bewilder
  2. (Obsolete) To bewilder; perplex.
  3. To cause great wonder or astonishment:
(Dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
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  1. (Dated) To make hot and rosy, as with drinking.
  2. (Intransitive) To be in a heat or bustle; to be agitated and confused.
  3. (By extension) To confuse, befuddle, throw into panic by making overwrought with confusion.
To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
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  1. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
  2. (Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
  3. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
(Of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
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  1. (Of the form, style, appearance, etc. of people and things) To look strangely different; to stand out awkwardly from its surroundings; to be incongruent.
  2. To give forth a rudely quivering or tremulous sound; to sound harshly or discordantly.
  3. To shock or surprise.
To shake up or jar, as with a bumpy ride or sharp blow
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  1. To shake up or jar, as with a bumpy ride or sharp blow
  2. To cause to move jerkily:
  3. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
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  1. To keep company; see socially. Often used with out.
  2. To be seized with a chill; shake or shiver, as with cold or fear
  3. To become cool or cold
To cause sharply exhilarating excitement in; make shiver or tingle with excitement
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  1. To cause sharply exhilarating excitement in; make shiver or tingle with excitement
  2. To produce vibrations or quivering in; cause to tremble
  3. To cause to feel a sudden sensation of pleasure or delight; excite greatly:
To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
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  1. To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
  2. To become aware of something:
  3. (Intransitive) To stop sleeping.
To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
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  1. To prompt, or cause to be written or said, by influence
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
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  1. To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
  2. To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.
(Idiomatic) To intensify something; to worsen an already difficult situation or unfavourable set of circumstances.
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(Nautical, of a mast or rigging) To break under sudden pressure of violent wind.
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  1. (Nautical, of a mast or rigging) To break under sudden pressure of violent wind.
To become ardent, enthusiastic, or animated:
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  1. To become ardent, enthusiastic, or animated:
  2. So as to be warm; warmly
  3. To become warm
(Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
  2. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
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  1. To take the trouble (to do something); concern oneself with (accomplishing something):
  2. To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
  3. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
(Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
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  1. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  2. (Physiol.) To excite (an organ, muscle, etc.) to a characteristic action or function by a stimulus
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
(Electricity) To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
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  1. (Electricity) To cause formation of a net electric charge on or in (a conductor, for example).
  2. To put liability on (a person)
  3. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
To show energy; be active
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  1. To show energy; be active
  2. To release or put out energy.
  3. To give energy to; activate; invigorate
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
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  1. To increase the contrast of (a photographic image).
  2. To become intense or more intense:
  3. (Intransitive) To become intense, or more intense; to act with increasing power or energy.
To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
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  1. To speak or write at great length on a subject; expatiate.
  2. To speak or write in detail (on or upon a subject)
  3. To become wider or larger; expand.
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  1. To accomplish, achieve.
  2. To cause to take place.
To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
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  1. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  2. To give life to; fill with life:
  3. To give motion to; put into action
To cause to progress or advance:
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  1. To cause to progress or advance:
  2. To cause to go from one place to another:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To found; establish:
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  1. To found; establish:
  2. To begin a movement, activity, or undertaking:
  3. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To cause to start, or move involuntarily; startle
To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
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  1. To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
  2. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
  3. To lead or move, as to a course of action, by influence or persuasion.
(Meteorology) To cause (a form of water, as rain or snow) to fall from the air.
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  1. (Meteorology) To cause (a form of water, as rain or snow) to fall from the air.
  2. To put suddenly into a certain state or condition:
  3. To cause to happen before expected, warranted, needed, or desired; bring on; hasten
To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
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  1. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  2. To initiate (an action); set off
  3. To fire or explode (a weapon or an explosive charge).
To urge on; goad:
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  1. To urge on; goad:
  2. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
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  1. To cause to shake with laughter or strong emotion.
  2. To be disturbed or upset:
  3. To affect with or become affected by irregular and involuntary muscular contractions.
To draw forth; evoke
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  1. To draw forth; evoke
  2. To cause to be revealed
  3. To call forth, draw out, or provoke (a response or reaction, for example):
To set fire to; ignite.
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  1. To set fire to; ignite.
  2. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
  3. To build or fuel (a fire).
To set on fire; make blaze up
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  1. To set on fire; make blaze up
  2. To set afire; light.
  3. To catch fire.
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
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  1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
  2. To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
  3. To possess or use the power of attraction.
To cause to burn; ignite or set fire to:
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  1. To cause to burn; ignite or set fire to:
  2. To start or tend a fire in:
  3. To start burning; flame
To melt something, such as metal or glass, by heating.
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  1. To melt something, such as metal or glass, by heating.
  2. To become liquefied from heat.
  3. To become physically joined together, as by melting.
To reduce the time required for (an academic course, for example); compress into a shorter period.
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  1. To reduce the time required for (an academic course, for example); compress into a shorter period.
  2. (Physics) To cause a change in the velocity of (a moving body)
  3. To go, progress, or develop faster
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
  3. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
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  1. To apply an electric current to
  2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
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  1. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To cause by inciting; foment
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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  1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
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  1. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  2. To move to act; spur; incite:
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
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  1. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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