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To be on the point of failure or collapse
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  1. To be on the point of failure or collapse
  2. To walk unsteadily or feebly; stagger.
  3. To rock or shake as if about to fall; be unsteady
To tremble or quaver:
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  1. To tremble or quaver:
  2. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
  3. To shake or tremble, as jelly does
To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
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  1. To be close to or in danger of failure or ruin:
  2. To tilt back and forth on an edge.
  3. To move or sway unsteadily or unsurely; totter.
To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
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  1. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  2. To move quickly or awkwardly:
  3. To move, go, issue, etc. in a hasty, awkward, or disorderly manner
1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 136
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  1. 1996, Janette Turner Hospital, Oyster, Virago Press, paperback edition, page 136
  2. To move clumsily or with little progress, as through water or mud.
  3. (Intransitive) To act clumsily or confused; to struggle or be flustered.
To hang down as a flap
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  1. To hang down as a flap
  2. To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
  3. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
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  1. To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
  2. To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
  3. To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly:
To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
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  1. To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
  2. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
  3. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
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  1. To cause to tremble, vibrate, or rock:
  2. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
  3. To brandish; flourish; wave
(Slang) To put (an undesirable person) out by force
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  1. (Slang) To put (an undesirable person) out by force
  2. To move suddenly; spring; jump
  3. To cause to hit against a surface so as to spring back
To reverse a stand or position:
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  1. To reverse a stand or position:
  2. To move from one position to the reverse or opposite:
  3. To alternate back and forth between directly opposite opinions, ideas, or decisions.
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 sink or settle, as into mud or slush.
  3. To fall or sink heavily; collapse:
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 let fall in drops:
  3. To write at one's leisure:
(Intransitive) To sit down heavily onto a seat.
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  1. (Intransitive) To sit down heavily onto a seat.
To drop with a sound like that of something flat falling into water without splashing
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  1. To drop with a sound like that of something flat falling into water without splashing
  2. To let the body drop heavily:
  3. To drop, or allow to drop, heavily
To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
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  1. To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
  2. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
  3. To hang down as a flap
(Intransitive) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
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  1. (Intransitive) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
  2. To bend or hang downward:
  3. (Intransitive) To sink or hang downward; to sag.
To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs
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  1. To refer to an implied, rather than stated, word in the sentence in which it occurs
  2. To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely
  3. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
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  1. To fail to attain an intended goal, as a plan or project.
  2. To have a miscarriage; to abort a foetus, usually without intent to do so. [from 16th c.]
  3. To fail to achieve some purpose; to be unsuccessful, to go wrong (of a business, project etc.). [from 16th c.]
To become ill from overeating. Used of livestock.
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  1. To become ill from overeating. Used of livestock.
  2. To fail utterly; collapse:
  3. To cause to founder
(Informal) To be a complete failure
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  1. (Informal) To be a complete failure
  2. To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs
  3. To drop a bomb or bombs.
To let the body drop heavily:
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  1. To let the body drop heavily:
  2. To drop with a sound like that of something flat falling into water without splashing
  3. With a plop
To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily:
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  1. To throw down or drop (something) abruptly or heavily:
  2. With a full or sudden impact:
  3. With a plump; suddenly; heavily
To give out a twanging sound, as a banjo
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  1. To give out a twanging sound, as a banjo
  2. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
  3. To drop or fall abruptly or heavily; plump:
To bend or sag gradually:
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  1. To bend or sag gradually:
  2. To lose vitality or strength; become weakened; languish
  3. (Intransitive) To sink or hang downward; to sag.
To hang or droop laxly:
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  1. To hang or droop laxly:
  2. To move, stand, or recline in an indolent or relaxed manner.
  3. To hang in a relaxed manner; droop
To hang down loosely
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  1. To hang down loosely
  2. To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
  3. (Usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience:
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  1. To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience:
  2. To cause to sag.
  3. To wear one's pants with the waist below the hips, so that one's underwear is visible.
(Intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
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  1. (Intransitive) To walk in a clumsy, lazy manner.
  2. To droop or hang carelessly, as a hat.
  3. To sit, stand, or walk with an awkward, drooping posture.
To become limp or flaccid; droop:
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  1. To become limp or flaccid; droop:
  2. To feel or exhibit the effects of fatigue or exhaustion; weaken markedly:
  3. To cause to droop or lose freshness:
To fall in torrents:
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  1. To fall in torrents:
  2. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  3. To emit sound when struck:
To move or sway while fixed at one edge or corner; flutter:
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  1. To move or sway while fixed at one edge or corner; flutter:
  2. To fly or try to fly by flapping the wings
  3. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
To flutter.
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  1. To flutter.
  2. To move about rapidly and nimbly
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another
To wave or vibrate rapidly and irregularly
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  1. To wave or vibrate rapidly and irregularly
  2. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
  3. To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
To move shakily; wobble:
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  1. To move shakily; wobble:
  2. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
  3. To move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter
To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
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  1. To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
  2. To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly:
  3. To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
To become strained with emotion
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  1. To become strained with emotion
  2. (Sports) To shorten one's grip on the handle of a bat or racket. Often used with up.
  3. To become blocked up or obstructed.
To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
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  1. To give such a grade of failure to (a student):
  2. To receive an academic grade below the acceptable minimum in (a course, for example):
  3. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt. To break; not to succeed in reaching a standard or goal; to perform ineptly or faultily; to become bankrupt.
(Informal) To be a complete failure
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  1. (Informal) To be a complete failure
  2. To drop a bomb or bombs.
  3. To attack, damage, or destroy with a bomb or bombs
To go to bed; rest; sleep
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  1. To go to bed; rest; sleep
  2. To put or send to bed.
  3. To plant or arrange in a bed of earth
Applying to drafts, to redeem by paying out a sum of money; to withdraw from the market by buying back; a voluntary leaving of public office, or other form of employment; a leaving the courtroom by the jury to consider the case, or by the judge to her chambers. Applying to drafts, to redeem by paying out a sum of money; to withdraw from the market by buying back; a voluntary leaving of public office, or other form of employment; a leaving the courtroom by the jury to consider the case, or by the judge to her chambers.
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  1. Applying to drafts, to redeem by paying out a sum of money; to withdraw from the market by buying back; a voluntary leaving of public office, or other form of employment; a leaving the courtroom by the jury to consider the case, or by the judge to her chambers. Applying to drafts, to redeem by paying out a sum of money; to withdraw from the market by buying back; a voluntary leaving of public office, or other form of employment; a leaving the courtroom by the jury to consider the case, or by the judge to her chambers.
  2. To move back or away, or seem to do so
  3. To go to bed.
To move noisily or so as to cause damage:
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  1. To move noisily or so as to cause damage:
  2. To break violently or noisily; smash:
  3. To move or go with such a noise
(Informal) A spree:
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  1. (Informal) A spree:
  2. A person or thing that is a total failure
  3. A failure; a flop:
The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
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  1. The condition or fact of not achieving the desired end or ends:
  2. A cessation of proper functioning or performance:
  3. The condition or fact of being insufficient or falling short:
A bottle; esp., a long-necked wine bottle with a rounded lower portion covered in woven straw
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  1. A bottle; esp., a long-necked wine bottle with a rounded lower portion covered in woven straw
  2. A complete failure; esp., an ambitious project that ends as a ridiculous failure
(Slang) A person who has been imprisoned for crime a (specified) number of times
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  1. (Slang) A person who has been imprisoned for crime a (specified) number of times
  2. A person who takes loss in a specified way:
  3. One that loses opportunities or advantages:
A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
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  1. A hole or gap made by such washing away, as in a railroad bed
  2. An event or action that fails, is canceled, or ends prematurely, often because of rainy weather.
  3. (Slang) A complete failure
A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual
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  1. A person or thing that fails or is ineffectual
  2. A bomb, shell, or explosive round that fails to detonate.
  3. (Informal) One that is disappointingly ineffective or unsuccessful.
An inadequate person
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  1. An inadequate person
  2. (Informal) One that is unsatisfactory or defective:
  3. The small, spiny, semitropical evergreen citrus tree (Citrus limon) bearing this fruit
An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
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  1. An explosive weapon detonated by impact, proximity to an object, a timing mechanism, or other means.
  2. (Informal) A complete failure
  3. (Slang) A dismal failure; a fiasco.
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