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The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
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  1. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
  2. The act of falling; descent:
  3. A trace or hint:
The last part
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  1. The last part
  2. A downward movement or fall, as in price.
  3. The process or result of declining, especially:
The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
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  1. The act of falling down or inward, as from loss of supports.
  2. The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
  3. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
(Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
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  1. (Electricity) The abrupt failure of an insulator or insulating medium to restrict the flow of current.
  2. The act or process of failing to function or continue.
  3. A failure to work or function properly
A decrease, as in value:
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  1. A decrease, as in value:
  2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  3. A fall or decline
A splinter, thin roll of paper, etc., set on fire and used to light a pipe, candle, etc.
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  1. A splinter, thin roll of paper, etc., set on fire and used to light a pipe, candle, etc.
  2. A small peg or rod, especially one used as a plug; a spile.
  3. A fall or tumble, as from a horse or from a vertical position
A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
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  1. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
  2. A fall of rain or snow, especially a heavy or unexpected one.
  3. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. [Mid 16th century.]
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  1. The act of abasing, humbling, or bringing low. [Mid 16th century.]
(Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
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  1. (Music) Statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration, usually one-half, of the original.
  2. The resulting reduction; decrease.
  3. (Music) Variation of a theme by shortening, usually halving, the time value of the notes
The act of something being lowered.
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  1. The act of something being lowered.
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. Anything made or brought about by reducing, as a smaller copy, lowered price, sauce of concentrated liquid, etc.
  3. The result of reducing:
The fact of being defeated
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  1. The fact of being defeated
  2. The state of being defeated; failure to win:
  3. A coming to naught; frustration:
A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
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  1. A decline to a lower condition, quality, or level.
  2. The act or process of degrading.
  3. (Geology) A general lowering of the earth's surface by erosion or weathering.
The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
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  1. The state of being humiliated or disgraced; shame.
  2. The act of humiliating; degradation.
  3. A humiliating condition or circumstance.
The process of descending or falling down from a higher position.
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  1. The process of descending or falling down from a higher position.
  2. A drop to a lower status or condition.
  3. A lowering or decline, as in status or level:
Any steep and rapid descent
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  1. Any steep and rapid descent
  2. (Informal) A heavy, rash investment or speculation
  3. A dive or downward leap
A drooping or slouching posture:
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  1. A drooping or slouching posture:
  2. A sudden or sharp fall
  3. An extended period of poor performance, especially in a sport or competitive activity:
The fact or action of moving away or back, especially:
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  1. The fact or action of moving away or back, especially:
  2. The erosion of a cliff or headland from a given point, as from the action of a waterfall.
  3. The period of economic decline from the peak to the trough of the business cycle, characterized by decreasing aggregate output and often by rising unemployment.
A period of decline or diminution:
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  1. A period of decline or diminution:
  2. The flow of water back toward the sea, as the tide falls
  3. The receding or outgoing tide, occurring between the time when the tide is highest and the time when the following tide is lowest.
A lessening or reduction
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  1. A lessening or reduction
  2. (Law) The act of reducing something, such as a tax, for some period of time or of eliminating something, such as a nuisance, permanently.
  3. The act of abating, or the state of being abated; a lessening, diminution, or reduction; a moderation; removal or putting an end to; the suppression of. [First attested from 1340 to 1470.]
The act or process of sinking.
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  1. The act or process of sinking.
(--- Football) An offensive play in which the carrier of the ball plunges into the opposing line in order to gain short yardage.
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  1. (--- Football) An offensive play in which the carrier of the ball plunges into the opposing line in order to gain short yardage.
  2. An exaggerated fall, especially by a hockey player, intended to draw a penalty against an opponent.
  3. A sharp descent or sudden drop, as of an airplane
A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
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  1. A slight error or oversight, as in speech or writing:
  2. An accident or mishap, especially resulting in a fall.
  3. A small piece of paper, esp. one prepared for a specific use
The act or sound of flopping
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  1. The act or sound of flopping
  2. The sound made when flopping.
  3. In certain poker games, the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time.
(Sports) A throw that goes too far.
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  1. (Sports) A throw that goes too far.
  2. An overthrowing or being overthrown
  3. A removal, especially of a ruler or government, by force or threat of force.
The act of surrendering or giving up:
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  1. The act of surrendering or giving up:
  2. A document containing the terms of surrender.
  3. The act of capitulating; conditional surrender
The cause of such a fall
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  1. The cause of such a fall
  2. A sudden, heavy fall, as of snow
  3. A sudden fall, as from prosperity or power
The state of being extensively harmed or damaged:
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  1. The state of being extensively harmed or damaged:
  2. The state of being physically destroyed, collapsed, or decayed:
  3. Downfall, destruction, devastation, etc.
(Christian Theol.) The sinful state of mankind, originating in the Fall and inherited from Adam as progenitor of the human race
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  1. (Christian Theol.) The sinful state of mankind, originating in the Fall and inherited from Adam as progenitor of the human race
  2. In Christian theology, the condition of sin that marks all humans as a result of Eve's and Adam's first act of disobedience.
The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
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  1. The exceeding of due bounds or limits.
  2. The act or an instance of transgressing; breach of a law, duty, etc.
  3. A relative rise in sea level resulting in deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata. The sequence of sedimentary strata formed by transgressions and regressions provides information about the changes in sea level during a particular geologic time.
The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
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  1. The difference between a computed or estimated result and the actual value, as in mathematics
  2. (Law) A mistake in judgment or procedure of a court of record, usually prejudicial to one of the parties
  3. (Baseball) A misplay in fielding or throwing a ball which allows a runner to reach base or to advance to the next base: neither a wild pitch nor a passed ball is an error
The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
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  1. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  2. A deterioration or decline:
  3. A break in continuity; a pause:
(Meteorology) the amount of rain that falls on a single occasion
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  1. (Meteorology) the amount of rain that falls on a single occasion
  2. The quantity of water, usually expressed in millimeters or inches, that is precipitated in liquid form in a specified area and time interval. Rainfall is often considered to include solid precipitation such as snow, hail, and sleet as well.
  3. A shower or fall of rain.
The amount of snow that falls on one occasion.
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  1. The amount of snow that falls on one occasion.
  2. The amount of snow that falls during a given period or in a specified area.
  3. A fall of snow.
(Meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
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  1. (Meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
  2. (Meteorology) Any form of water, such as rain, snow, sleet, or hail, that falls to the earth's surface.
  3. (Meteorol.) A depositing of rain, snow, sleet, etc.
Particles of water vapor which when frozen in the upper air fall to earth as soft, white, crystalline flakes
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  1. Particles of water vapor which when frozen in the upper air fall to earth as soft, white, crystalline flakes
  2. A mass or accumulation of fallen snow
  3. A falling of snow; a snowstorm.
Seasonal rainfalls; the rainy season
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  1. Seasonal rainfalls; the rainy season
  2. Water that condenses from water vapor in the atmosphere and falls to Earth as separate drops from clouds. Rain forms primarily in three ways: at weather fronts, when the water vapor in the warmer mass of air cools and condenses; along mountain ranges, when a warm mass of air is forced to rise over a mountain and its water vapor cools and condenses; and by convection in hot climates, when the water vapor in suddenly rising masses of warm air cools and condenses.
  3. A heavy or abundant fall:
Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) in diameter, usually associated with thunderstorms.
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  1. Precipitation in the form of spherical or irregular pellets of ice larger than 5 millimeters (0.2 inch) in diameter, usually associated with thunderstorms.
  2. Something that falls with the force and quantity of a shower of ice and hard snow:
  3. Precipitation in the form of rounded pellets of ice and hard snow that usually falls during thunderstorms. Hail forms when raindrops are blown up and down within a cloud, passing repeatedly through layers of warm and freezing air and collecting layers of ice until they are too heavy for the winds to keep them from falling.
The icy coating formed when rain freezes on trees, streets, etc.
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  1. The icy coating formed when rain freezes on trees, streets, etc.
  2. Precipitation that falls to earth in the form of frozen or partially frozen raindrops, often when the temperature is near the freezing point. Sleet usually leaves the cloud in the form of snow that melts as it passes through warm layers of air during its descent. The raindrops and partially melted snowflakes then freeze in the colder layers nearer the earth before striking the ground as pellets of ice, which usually bounce. By contrast, hail forms by the accumulation of layers of ice on the hailstone as it moves up and down in the cloud, and hailstones can become much larger than sleet pellets. The word sleet is also used informally to describe a mixture of snow, sleet, and rain.
  3. A mixture of rain and snow or hail.
Anything used as or resembling a blanket; covering
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  1. Anything used as or resembling a blanket; covering
  2. A heavy, loosely woven fabric, usually large and woollen, used for warmth while sleeping or resting.
  3. A layer that covers or encloses:
A thick, heavy fabric of wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers for covering a floor, stairs, etc.: it is woven, usually with a pile, or felted
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  1. A thick, heavy fabric of wool, cotton, or synthetic fibers for covering a floor, stairs, etc.: it is woven, usually with a pile, or felted
  2. A thick heavy covering for a floor, usually made of woven wool or synthetic fibers, especially one covering the entire surface of the floor.
  3. A surface or surface covering that is similar to a rug:
Anything that covers
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  1. Anything that covers
  2. Something that covers, so as to protect or conceal.
  3. (Uncountable) Action of the verb to cover.
Any period of maturity or of beginning decline
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  1. Any period of maturity or of beginning decline
  2. The season that comes between summer and winter; fall: in the astronomical year, that period between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice
  3. The season of the year between summer and winter, during which the weather becomes cooler and many plants become dormant, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the autumnal equinox to the winter solstice and popularly considered to include the months of September, October, and November; fall. In the Southern Hemisphere autumn includes March, April, and May.
The outcome or consequence of any effort or series of events
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  1. The outcome or consequence of any effort or series of events
  2. The time of the year when matured grain, fruit, vegetables, etc. are reaped and gathered in
  3. The crop that ripens or is gathered in a season.
The time of year during which which harvest occurs.
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  1. The time of year during which which harvest occurs.
The ninth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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  1. The ninth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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  1. The tenth month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
  2. (Chiefly British) Ale brewed in October.
The 11th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
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  1. The 11th month of the year in the Gregorian calendar.
A connected series, as of amplifiers for an increase in output
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  1. A connected series, as of amplifiers for an increase in output
  2. A waterfall or a series of small waterfalls over steep rocks.
  3. A heavy, uncontrolled outpouring:
Any strong flood or rush of water; deluge
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  1. Any strong flood or rush of water; deluge
  2. An eye disease in which the crystalline lens or its capsule becomes opaque, causing partial or total blindness
  3. A waterfall in which a large volume of water flows over a steep precipice.
A steep slide, as for tobogganing
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  1. A steep slide, as for tobogganing
  2. Rapids in a river
  3. A framework, trough, or tube, upon or through which objects are made to slide from a higher to a lower level, or through which water passes to a wheel.
To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
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  1. To become lower in value or amount; lessen, as prices, funds, etc.
  2. To cause or allow to fall or go down; lower
  3. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
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  1. To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
  2. To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
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  1. To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
  2. To become lower or less, as temperatures, prices, etc.
  3. To lower the level of (the voice).
To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
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  1. To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without design; to fall or light by chance; with on, upon, or against.
  2. To come by chance; happen
  3. To miss one's step in walking or running; trip and almost fall.
To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
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  1. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
  2. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
  3. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
To fall rapidly:
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  1. To fall rapidly:
  2. To thrust, throw, or force suddenly (into a liquid, hole, condition, etc.)
  3. To become suddenly lower; decrease dramatically:
To fall off or decline precipitously
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  1. To fall off or decline precipitously
  2. To fall or drop straight downward
To fall, roll, or move end over end:
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  1. To fall, roll, or move end over end:
  2. To move, go, issue, etc. in a hasty, awkward, or disorderly manner
  3. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
To move from a higher to lower part of; go down:
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  1. To move from a higher to lower part of; go down:
  2. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale:
  3. To lower oneself; stoop:
To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
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  1. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  2. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
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  1. To proceed with feeble, unsure steps
  2. To be on the point of failure or collapse
  3. To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
(Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become weak and ineffective
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  1. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become weak and ineffective
  2. (Intransitive) to fail, to cease to function
  3. (Ergative, figuratively) to render or to become unstable due to stress, to collapse physically or mentally
Alternative spelling of cave in.
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  1. Alternative spelling of cave in.
  2. (Idiomatic) To relent; to acquiesce; to comply; to grant approval; to lose willpower.
  3. To collapse inward or downward.
To bend downward; droop:
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  1. To bend downward; droop:
  2. To draw to a gradual close:
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
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  1. To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
  2. To sink to a lower level
  3. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
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  1. To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
  2. To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
  3. To fall down or fall to pieces, as when supports or sides fail to hold; cave in; shrink together suddenly
To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
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  1. To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
  2. To become fastened with a buckle.
  3. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in:
To collapse:
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  1. To collapse:
  2. (Intransitive) To become wrinkled.
  3. To fall or break down; collapse
To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
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  1. To become more stable or composed; stop fluctuating or changing
  2. To discontinue moving and come to rest in one place:
  3. To cause to sink, become compact, or come to rest:
To bend or hang downward:
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  1. To bend or hang downward:
  2. (Intransitive) To sink or hang downward; to sag.
  3. (Intransitive) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
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  1. To decline suddenly, as in value, activity, etc.
  2. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
  3. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
To fall, flow, or drape, as cloth, a coat, etc.
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  1. To fall, flow, or drape, as cloth, a coat, etc.
  2. To pass time idly; loiter. Often used with around or out:
  3. To put to death by tying a rope about the neck and suddenly suspending the body so as to snap the neck or cause strangulation
To go back; return; move backward
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  1. To go back; return; move backward
  2. To return to a previous, usually worse or less developed state:
  3. To move backward or away from a reference point; recede:
To come to an end, especially gradually or temporarily:
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  1. To come to an end, especially gradually or temporarily:
  2. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
  3. To slip or deviate from a higher standard or fall into (former) erroneous ways; backslide
To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
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  1. To regress; to slip backwards or revert to a previous, worse state.
  2. To revert to bad habits or lapse in religious practice.
  3. To slide backward in morals or religious enthusiasm; become less virtuous, less pious, etc.
To plunge or toss with the bow and stern rising and falling abruptly
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  1. To plunge or toss with the bow and stern rising and falling abruptly
  2. (Sports) To hit a golf ball in a high arc with backspin so that it does not roll very far after striking the ground.
  3. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
(Rare) To sink or settle
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  1. (Rare) To sink or settle
  2. To move or tend to move in accordance with the force of gravity
  3. (Intransitive, figuratively) To tend or drift towards someone or something, as though being pulled by gravity.
(Intransitive, military) Of a soldier, to get into position in a rank.
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  1. (Intransitive, military) Of a soldier, to get into position in a rank.
  2. (Intransitive) To collapse inwards.
(Ergative) (to cause) to topple over and fall
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  1. (Ergative) (to cause) to topple over and fall
To move or walk:
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  1. To move or walk:
  2. To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To put, pass, insert, etc. quickly, deftly, or stealthily
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  1. To put, pass, insert, etc. quickly, deftly, or stealthily
  2. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  3. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
To become less; diminish
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  1. To become less; diminish
  2. To yield or grant to one formerly in possession; cede (something) back.
  3. To go or move back from a former position
To recur. Used of an illness.
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  1. To recur. Used of an illness.
  2. To become sicker after partial recovery from an illness.
  3. To slip or fall back into a former condition, esp. after improvement or seeming improvement
(Law) To put an end to:
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  1. (Law) To put an end to:
  2. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
  3. (Law) To put a stop to (a suit or action), end (a nuisance), etc.; terminate
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
(Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
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  1. (Music) To reduce (a perfect or a minor interval) by a half step
  2. To take away; to subtract.
  3. (Intransitive) To become smaller.
To reduce in value or price
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  1. To reduce in value or price
  2. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle.
  3. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
To become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.; diminish
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  1. To become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.; diminish
To fall or lie down heavily and noisily:
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  1. To fall or lie down heavily and noisily:
  2. (Photoengraving) To turn (a film negative) face down before exposure to a metal plate, in order to create a desired mirror image
  3. In certain poker games, to have attained (a hand) as a result of the first three community cards that are dealt face up at the same time:
(Idiomatic) to trip or fall
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To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
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  1. To allow oneself to be subjected to something:
  2. To yield to the action, control, power, etc. of another or others; also, to subject or allow to be subjected to treatment, analysis, etc. of some sort
  3. To subject to a condition or process:
To produce or bear
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  1. To produce or bear
  2. To give over possession of, as in deference or defeat; surrender:
  3. To give up, as in defeat; surrender or submit.
To give up or abandon:
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  1. To give up or abandon:
  2. To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
  3. (Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
To die, especially from a disease or injury.
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  1. To die, especially from a disease or injury.
  2. To give way (to); yield; submit
  3. To submit to an overpowering force or yield to an overwhelming desire; give up or give in.
To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
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  1. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
  2. To cause to have a fixed purpose; determine
  3. To give in; yield
To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
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  1. To postpone the induction of (one eligible for the military draft).
  2. To postpone the induction of (a person) into compulsory military service
  3. To give in to the wish or judgment of another, as in showing respect; yield with courtesy (to)
To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable:
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  1. To submit (oneself) passively; accept as inevitable:
  2. To sign again; to provide one's signature again.
  3. To give up (a position, for example), especially by formal notification.
To give up all resistance; acquiesce:
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  1. To give up all resistance; acquiesce:
  2. To surrender under specified conditions:
  3. To give up (to an enemy) on prearranged conditions; surrender conditionally
(Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to.
To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
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  1. To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
  2. To cause to topple; overturn
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
(Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
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  1. (Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
  2. To descend into a body of water
  3. (Idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse
(Idiomatic) To feel emotionally devastated; to break down.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To feel emotionally devastated; to break down.
To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
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  1. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
  2. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
  3. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
To let fall in drops:
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  1. To let fall in drops:
  2. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
(Intransitive) To happen, to occur.
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To happen to
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  1. To happen to
  2. Used with the impersonal subject it and a following clause to indicate the occurrence of a usually unexpected or chance event:
  3. To come to pass; happen; occur
In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
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  1. In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
  2. To be due or owed (to)
  3. To get to be; become
(Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
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  1. (Law) The termination or forfeiture of a right or privilege through disuse, through failure of some contingency, or through failure to meet stated obligations within a stated time
  2. The failure of a bequest or devise to take effect because of the death of the person who was to receive it
  3. A deterioration or decline:
(Music) To move down the scale
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  1. (Music) To move down the scale
  2. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale:
  3. To move from a higher to a lower place; come down or go down
To let fall in drops:
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  1. To let fall in drops:
  2. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
To let fall by releasing hold of:
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  1. To let fall by releasing hold of:
  2. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
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  1. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
  2. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  3. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
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  1. To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
  2. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
  3. To sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
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  1. To fall from a higher to a lower place or position:
  2. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
To perform a nosedive.
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  1. To perform a nosedive.
To set firmly; implant; embed:
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  1. To set firmly; implant; embed:
  2. To fix or set the tone of.
  3. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
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 thrust or throw forcefully into a substance or place:
  3. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
To run or fall out of a container or containment.
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  1. To run or fall out of a container or containment.
  2. To come to the ground suddenly and involuntarily.
  3. To allow or cause, esp. unintentionally or accidentally, to run, fall, or flow over from a container, usually so as to result in loss or waste
To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
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  1. To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
To move quickly or awkwardly:
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  1. To move quickly or awkwardly:
  2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  3. To move, go, issue, etc. in a hasty, awkward, or disorderly manner
To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
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  1. To cause to fold, break down, or fall down or inward.
  2. To fall down, as from a blow or exhaustion
  3. To fall or drop drastically, as in value or force
To descend into a body of water
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  1. To descend into a body of water
  2. (Idiomatic) to go bankrupt, to collapse
  3. (Idiomatic) to be named, to call oneself
To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
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  1. To yield or resign (oneself) to an emotion, influence, etc.
  2. To give up or abandon:
  3. (Law) To effectuate a surrender of.
To fall (over) because or as if top-heavy
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  1. To fall (over) because or as if top-heavy
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To overthrow
To bend downward; droop:
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  1. To bend downward; droop:
  2. To draw to a gradual close:
  3. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
To pass from an earlier to a later time, from greater to less, from general to particular, etc.
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  1. To pass from an earlier to a later time, from greater to less, from general to particular, etc.
  2. To move from a higher to a lower place; come down or go down
  3. To proceed or progress downward, as in rank, pitch, or scale:
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 plunge into water or other liquid and come out quickly.
  3. (Aeron.) To drop suddenly before climbing
To move or descend from one height or level to another:
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  1. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  2. To write at one's leisure:
  3. To fall in drops:
To produce a note of a given pitch.
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  1. To produce a note of a given pitch.
  2. To set firmly; implant; embed:
  3. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
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  1. To cause to descend beneath the surface or to the bottom of a liquid:
  2. To fall or lower oneself slowly, as from weakness or fatigue:
  3. To go beneath the surface of water, deep snow, soft ground, etc. so as to be partly or completely covered
(Law) To become void.
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  1. (Law) To become void.
  2. To reduce in amount, degree, or intensity; lessen:
  3. To become less in amount, degree, force, etc.; diminish
(Sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
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  1. (Sometimes figuratively) To cut off, remove, take away.
  2. (Nonstandard) simple past tense of beat; = beat.
  3. To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate:
In a serious or earnest manner
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  1. In a serious or earnest manner
  2. Completely; to the full extent
  3. Into a low or prostrate physical condition
Away from one's work or usual activity
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  1. Away from one's work or usual activity
  2. So as to be less, smaller, fewer, etc.
  3. So as to be no longer in operation, function, continuance, etc.
To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
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  1. To lessen, as in discomfort, pressure, or stress:
  2. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
To weaken or lessen; decline
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  1. To weaken or lessen; decline
  2. To fall back from the flood stage.
(Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
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  1. (Intransitive) To diminish in size, value etc.
  2. (Intransitive) To become detached or to drop from.
  3. (Nautical) To change the direction of the sail so as to point in a direction that is more down wind; to bring the bow leeward.
(Law) To cease to be available as a result of expiration, disuse, or impossibility. Used of a right or privilege.
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  1. (Law) To cease to be available as a result of expiration, disuse, or impossibility. Used of a right or privilege.
  2. To slip or deviate from a higher standard or fall into (former) erroneous ways; backslide
  3. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
(Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
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  1. (Intransitive, of something intense) to lessen
To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
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  1. To cause to become moderate; make less extreme, violent, etc.; restrain
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To let slacken; decrease
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  1. To let slacken; decrease
  2. To send (money) in payment
  3. To become more moderate in force or intensity
To become less tense; loosen, as rope
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  1. To become less tense; loosen, as rope
  2. (Intransitive) To gradually decrease in intensity or tautness; to become slack.
  3. To reduce the intensity or severity of; retard; abate; moderate
To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
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  1. To be unproductive; to not perform one's duties.
To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
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  1. To move or sink to a lower or normal level:
  2. To tend downward; to become lower; to descend; to sink.
  3. To become less intense, active, or severe; abate.
To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
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  1. To decline in power, importance, prosperity, influence, etc.
  2. To decrease gradually in size, number, strength, or intensity:
  3. To become less intense, bright, strong, etc.; grow dim or faint, as a light
To drop sharply and rapidly; plummet:
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  1. To drop sharply and rapidly; plummet:
  2. To plunge the hand or body suddenly into something
  3. To go toward the bottom of a body of water:
To let fall by releasing hold of:
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  1. To let fall by releasing hold of:
  2. To move or descend from one height or level to another:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
To perform a nosedive.
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  1. To perform a nosedive.
To fall off or decline precipitously
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  1. To fall off or decline precipitously
  2. To fall or drop straight downward
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 use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
  3. To thrust or throw forcefully into a substance or place:
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
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  1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
  2. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
  3. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
To move sideways in a turn because of insufficient banking. Used of an airplane.
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  1. To move sideways in a turn because of insufficient banking. Used of an airplane.
  2. To slide from forward momentum, especially during an attempt to stop:
  3. To slide without turning, as a wheel when skids or brakes are applied on a slippery surface
To fall, sink, or collapse, esp. suddenly or heavily
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  1. To fall, sink, or collapse,