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To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To start growing; root or germinate:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To cut out a gain in.
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  1. To cut out a gain in.
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To obtain sexual partners for others.
  3. To get by special effort; obtain or acquire:
To deliver a blow.
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  1. To deliver a blow.
  2. To hit or strike with force, esp. with the fist
  3. To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions
  3. To gain through experience; come by:
To come to be, esp. over a period of time
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  1. To come to be, esp. over a period of time
  2. To allow to grow
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To be such, by and large:
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  1. To be such, by and large:
  2. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  3. To be discarded or abolished:
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
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  1. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  2. To receive a transplanted organ or tissue without immunological rejection.
  3. To agree to take (a duty or responsibility).
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To get or bring about by force
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  1. To get or bring about by force
  2. To force (a person) to do something; drive or constrain:
  3. To necessitate or require, as by force of circumstance; demand:
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To attract and hold:
  3. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example).
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  1. To dwell or reside in (an apartment, for example).
  2. To fill up (time or space):
  3. To take possession of by settlement or seizure
To give a blow to; hit with force
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  1. To give a blow to; hit with force
  2. To cause to become suddenly in a certain way:
  3. To touch the strings of (a musical instrument)
To match in quality; equal:
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  1. To match in quality; equal:
  2. To touch a person or thing
  3. To be pertinent to; concern:
To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
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  1. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  2. To fall in torrents:
  3. To emit sound when struck:
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
  3. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
To supply with more power than is needed
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  1. To supply with more power than is needed
  2. To subdue someone by superior force.
  3. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To prepare; fix:
To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
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  1. To put into a specific order or relation; dispose:
  2. To make plans; prepare
  3. To make ready; prepare or plan
To put on clothes; wear clothes
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  1. To put on clothes; wear clothes
  2. To wear clothes of a certain kind or style:
  3. To get into proper alignment with others:
To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
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  1. To put or keep in order; organize; arrange
  2. To give an order or orders; request that something be done or supplied.
  3. To request to be supplied with:
To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
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  1. To clarify a situation or concept to (an audience).
  2. (Intransitive) To stand up, especially from a sitting position.
  3. To put in order; to sort; to tidy up.
(Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
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  1. (Intransitive, used with "of") To eliminate or to get rid of something.
  2. To deal out; to assign to a use.
  3. To place or set in a particular order; arrange:
To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
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  1. To cause to occur or exist; give rise to:
  2. To manufacture:
  3. To create by physical or mental effort:
(Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
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  1. (Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
  2. To produce as a result of a chemical or physical process:
  3. To produce (offspring); beget; procreate
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  1. To originate, create or produce something.
  2. To produce or bring into existence
  3. To produce offspring; reproduce.
(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.
(Physics) To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid):
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  1. (Physics) To push aside and occupy the physical space of (a volume of fluid):
  2. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
  3. (Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
(Idiomatic) to transport (someone), especially someone who is incapable of movement
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  1. (Idiomatic) to transport (someone), especially someone who is incapable of movement
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To gain through experience; come by:
  3. To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions
To join by or fit into a gain.
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  1. To join by or fit into a gain.
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
(Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
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  1. (Sports) To receive a pass or a kicked ball, for example.
  2. To experience or be subjected to; meet with:
  3. To have inflicted or imposed on oneself:
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To include; take in; comprise
  3. To grasp mentally; understand
To regard or consider; deem:
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  1. To regard or consider; deem:
  2. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
  3. To grasp mentally; take note (of); observe
To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
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  1. To be able to distinguish; recognize as distinct:
  2. To have a practical understanding of, as through experience; be skilled in:
  3. To regard as true beyond doubt:
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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  1. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
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  1. To disorientate someone.
  2. (Archaic) To cause to be lost, as in a wilderness
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To cause to become confused or perplexed.
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  1. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
  2. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To give in to (a desire); indulge:
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  1. To give in to (a desire); indulge:
  2. To please or satisfy:
  3. To give pleasure or satisfaction
To be satisfying, adequate, sufficient, etc.
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  1. To be satisfying, adequate, sufficient, etc.
  2. To give satisfaction.
  3. To provide sufficient explanation to dispel or answer (a doubt or question).
To make laugh, smile, etc. by being comical or humorous
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  1. To make laugh, smile, etc. by being comical or humorous
  2. To hold the attention of or occupy in an agreeable fashion:
  3. To cause to laugh or smile by being funny:
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.
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 keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
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  1. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  2. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
  3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
To become aroused
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  1. To become aroused
  2. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
  3. To stimulate sexual desire in.
To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
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  1. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
To study (something) visually.
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  1. To study (something) visually.
  2. To consider.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see look,‎ at.
To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
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  1. To become aware of (something) directly through any of the senses, especially sight or hearing:
  2. To grasp mentally; take note (of); observe
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To regard; observe; pay attention to
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  1. To regard; observe; pay attention to
  2. To mention; refer to; comment on
  3. To take notice of; observe:
To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
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  1. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
  2. To project as far as:
  3. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
(--- Informal) To win; secure:
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  1. (--- Informal) To win; secure:
  2. To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface:
  3. To bring to and unload on land:
To come together or tend to come together at a point
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  1. To come together or tend to come together at a point
  2. To tend toward or achieve union or a common conclusion or result:
  3. To tend toward or approach an intersecting point:
To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary):
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  1. To serve as an advance person for (a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary):
  2. To move against another, as when attacking:
  3. To cause to move forward:
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To gain through experience; come by:
  3. To get or gain by one's own efforts or actions
To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
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  1. To obtain; to get, especially by chance or involuntarily.
To come into possession or use of; acquire:
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  1. To come into possession or use of; acquire:
  2. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
(Archaic) To arrive at; reach or achieve
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  1. (Archaic) To arrive at; reach or achieve
  2. To get possession of, esp. by some effort; procure
  3. To be in force or in effect; prevail
To bring about; effect:
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  1. To bring about; effect:
  2. To obtain sexual partners for others.
  3. To get or bring about by some effort; obtain; secure
To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To guard from danger or risk of loss:
  3. To bring about; effect:
To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
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  1. To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
  2. To gain or acquire through accomplishment
  3. To achieve or obtain by effort:
To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface:
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  1. To set (a vehicle) down on land or another surface:
  2. (--- Informal) To win; secure:
  3. To bring to and unload on land:
To come (from); be derived; originate
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  1. To come (from); be derived; originate
  2. (Chem.) To obtain or produce (a compound) from another compound by replacing one element with one or more other elements
  3. To get or receive (something) from a source
To extract or take for one's own use:
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  1. To extract or take for one's own use:
  2. (Card Games) To take or get (a card or cards)
  3. To take out the viscera of; disembowel
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To be worthy
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  1. To be worthy
  2. To have a right to because of acts or qualities; be worthy of (reward, punishment, etc.); merit
  3. To be worthy of; merit:
To receive payment for work.
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  1. To receive payment for work.
  2. (Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
  3. To receive (interest, dividends, etc.) as a return
To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
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  1. To obtain a profit or advantage; benefit:
  2. To cause to be directed toward oneself or itself; attract
  3. To obtain through effort or merit; achieve:
To deserve; be worthy of
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  1. To deserve; be worthy of
  2. To be worthy or deserving:
  3. To earn; deserve.
To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
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  1. To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
  2. To obtain or earn (a livelihood, security, etc.)
  3. To gain or acquire through accomplishment
To fix or determine the rates for
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  1. To fix or determine the rates for
  2. To set a rate for (goods to be shipped).
  3. (--- U.S. Navy) To assign a rate to
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To attract and hold:
  3. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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  1. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
  2. To discover by taking unawares; surprise in some act
  3. To seize or take by or as by a trap, snare, etc.
To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
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  1. To cover, protect, or surround with a net or network:
  2. To bring in or yield as profit.
  3. To get or bring in as a net; clear as profit, etc.
To bring to a halt; stop
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  1. To bring to a halt; stop
  2. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  3. To take into custody; capture
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To capture physically; seize:
To put into a bag:
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  1. To put into a bag:
  2. To swell like a full bag
  3. (Slang) To quit, forgo, or give up on
To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
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  1. To fasten, join, or attach with or as if with a nail.
  2. (Baseball) To put out (a base runner).
  3. (Slang) To strike or bring down:
To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work:
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  1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work:
  2. (Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
  3. To get or deserve as a result of something one has done
To join by or fit into a gain.
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  1. To join by or fit into a gain.
  2. To get by labor; earn
  3. To make an increase in
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To compose:
To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
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  1. To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
  2. To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
  3. To make (one's way) with effort.
To make contact with; touch or strike:
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  1. To make contact with; touch or strike:
  2. To come into contact with
  3. By means of contact flying
To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
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  1. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
  2. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
  3. To succeed in getting in contact with or communicating with:
To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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  1. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
  2. To discover by taking unawares; surprise in some act
  3. To seize or take by or as by a trap, snare, etc.
To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
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  1. To hire (a person, business, etc.) to perform under contract
  2. To get, acquire, or incur
  3. To become reduced in size by or as if by being drawn together, as the pupil of the eye.
To become larger, fuller, better, etc.; grow or evolve, esp. by natural processes
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  1. To become larger, fuller, better, etc.; grow or evolve, esp. by natural processes
  2. To come into being or activity; occur or happen
  3. To cause to become more complex or intricate; add detail and fullness to; elaborate:
To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
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  1. To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
To carry in one's possession:
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  1. To carry in one's possession:
  2. To start growing; root or germinate:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To grasp mentally; understand:
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  1. To grasp mentally; understand:
  2. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
(--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
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  1. (--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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  1. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. A device used for drawing circles and arcs and for measuring distances on maps, consisting of two legs hinged together at one end.
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To be of the opinion that; think:
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  1. To be of the opinion that; think:
  2. To cause to begin life
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
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  1. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  2. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
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  1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
  3. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
To have a mental image of; visualize:
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  1. To have a mental image of; visualize:
  2. To make sure; take care:
  3. To consider:
To comprehend; understand
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  1. To comprehend; understand
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To be or become aware of
To rent, lease, or pay for so as to occupy or use
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  1. To rent, lease, or pay for so as to occupy or use
  2. To use or require (time):
  3. To use (something) as a means of conveyance or transportation:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend:
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  1. To become aware of the nature and significance of; know or comprehend:
  2. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  3. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
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  1. To break up, turn over, or remove (earth or sand, for example), as with a shovel, spade, or snout, or with claws, paws or hands.
  2. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  3. To take notice of:
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
To teach
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  1. To teach
  2. To gain knowledge, information, comprehension, or skill:
  3. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
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  1. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  2. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To bring into being; produce
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  1. To bring into being; produce
  2. To produce (offspring) by sexual reproduction. Used especially of a man.
  3. To be the father or sire of; procreate
To rear or train; bring up:
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  1. To rear or train; bring up:
  2. To produce offspring; give birth to or hatch.
  3. To bring forth (offspring) from the womb or hatch (young) from the egg
To create, found, or originate:
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  1. To create, found, or originate:
  2. To act or serve as a father.
  3. To be the father of; beget
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  1. To originate, create or produce something.
  2. To produce (young); beget (offspring)
  3. To produce or bring into existence
To beget
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  1. To beget
  2. To be the male individual or gamete producing an animal's offspring or a plant's seed through sexual reproduction:
  3. To be the biological father of (a child).
To give birth to; bear:
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  1. To give birth to; bear:
  2. To possess an understanding of; know
  3. To receive; get:
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To compose:
To pass (flour, for example) through a sieve.
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  1. To pass (flour, for example) through a sieve.
  2. To move or spring suddenly.
  3. To start suddenly and run away, as a horse
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To publish in a periodical:
(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
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
To leave hastily; flee.
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  1. To leave hastily; flee.
  2. To run off or away; leave in a hurry
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
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  1. To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
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. To leave a scene at once; go abruptly.
(Slang) To hurry.
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  1. (Slang) To hurry.
  2. To leave hurriedly.
  3. (Slang) To run away, to flee.
To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place:
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  1. To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place:
  2. To persuade; induce:
  3. To get the attention of; attract:
Alternative form of bring round.
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  1. Alternative form of bring round.
To persuade to believe, by argument or evidence; make feel sure
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  1. To persuade to believe, by argument or evidence; make feel sure
  2. To persuade to do something
  3. To cause (someone) by the use of argument or evidence to believe something or to take a course of action.
To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
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  1. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of; cause:
  2. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
  3. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
To induce to believe something; convince
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  1. To induce to believe something; convince
  2. To cause to do something by reasoning, urging, or inducement; prevail upon
  3. To cause (someone) to accept a point of view or to undertake a course of action by means of argument, reasoning, or entreaty:
To give up, deliver, or exchange (property, goods, services, etc.) for money or its equivalent
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  1. To give up, deliver, or exchange (property, goods, services, etc.) for money or its equivalent
  2. To promote a particular viewpoint.
  3. To give up or surrender in exchange for a price or reward:
To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
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  1. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  2. To attract and hold:
  3. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
To come into possession or use of; acquire:
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  1. To come into possession or use of; acquire:
  2. To become fast by (a specified amount of time). Used of a timepiece:
  3. To get by effort or merit, as in competition; win
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To capture physically; seize:
To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
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  1. To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
  2. To achieve victory or finish first in a competition.
  3. To take in battle; capture:
To perceive by one of the senses:
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  1. To perceive by one of the senses:
  2. To get hold of; gain or win:
  3. To seize, capture, take, win, steal, etc.
To affect strongly, often favorably:
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  1. To affect strongly, often favorably:
  2. To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use
  3. (Law) To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To touch the strings of (a musical instrument)
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  1. To touch the strings of (a musical instrument)
  2. To begin to move:
  3. To move or pass quickly; dart
To lay hands on; handle; use
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  1. To lay hands on; handle; use
  2. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
  3. To press or push lightly; tap:
To annoy or exasperate:
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  1. To annoy or exasperate:
  2. To make worse or more troublesome:
  3. To exasperate; annoy; vex
To be annoying
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  1. To be annoying
  2. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
  3. (Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To disturb; interrupt
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  1. To disturb; interrupt
  2. (Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
  3. To worry or trouble, esp. with petty annoyances; harass, pester, etc.
To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
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  1. To equip (a room or telephone circuit, for example) with a concealed electronic listening device.
  2. An insect, spider, or similar organism. Not in scientific use.
  3. (Slang) To annoy, bother, anger, etc.
To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
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  1. To wear away or irritate by rubbing or friction:
  2. To become worn or sore from rubbing or friction:
  3. To annoy; irritate
To intrude on; inconvenience:
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  1. To intrude on; inconvenience:
  2. To break up the quiet or serenity of; agitate (what is quiet or still)
  3. To break in on; interrupt
To increase the gravity or intensity of:
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  1. To increase the gravity or intensity of:
  2. To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
  3. (Archaic) To intensify (a feeling, disease, etc.); aggravate
To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
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  1. To become eaten, corroded, worn, frayed, etc.
  2. To ornament with a fret
  3. To irritate; vex; annoy; worry
To become worn or sore by abrasion.
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  1. To become worn or sore by abrasion.
  2. An abnormal swelling of plant tissue, caused by injury or by parasitic organisms such as insects, mites, nematodes, and bacteria. Parasites stimulate the production of galls by secreting chemical irritants on or in the plant tissue. Galls stimulated by egg-laying parasites typically provide a protective environment in which the eggs can hatch and the pupae develop, and they usually do only minor damage to the host plant. Gall-stimulating fungi and microorganisms, such as the bacterium that causes crown gall, are generally considered to be plant diseases.
  3. To irritate; annoy; vex
To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
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  1. To be irritating, wearisome, or vexing to.
  2. To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
(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. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
  3. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
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  1. To make peevish or bad-tempered; annoy
  2. To cause to be annoyed or resentful.
  3. To annoy; vex.
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:
  1. Roil
  2. To stir up (liquid); roil.
  3. To anger; irritate
To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
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  1. To turn over (the pages of a book, etc.) rapidly
  2. To become disturbed, irritated, etc.
  3. To disturb, irritate, or annoy
To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
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  1. To give trouble to, esp. in a petty or nagging way; disturb, annoy, irritate, etc.
  2. To keep bringing up, going over, or returning to (a matter difficult to solve)
  3. To cause difficulty or trouble to:
To grow to be; change or develop into by growth
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  1. To grow to be; change or develop into by growth
  2. To grow or come to be:
  3. To come to be
To be due or owed (to)
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  1. To be due or owed (to)
  2. In the first person, with relation to the person addressed
  3. To get to be; become
To become attached by or as if by the process of growth:
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  1. To become attached by or as if by the process of growth:
  2. To come to be, esp. over a period of time
  3. To come to be by a gradual process or by degrees; become:
To become dull or blunt by bending back. Used of the edge of a cutting instrument.
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  1. To become dull or blunt by bending back. Used of the edge of a cutting instrument.
  2. To become curved or bent
  3. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
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  1. To grow gradually larger, more numerous, etc.; increase in strength, intensity, volume, etc.
  2. Any of various solid, usually yellow substances that melt or soften easily when heated. They are similar to fats, but are less greasy and more brittle. Naturally occurring animal and plant waxes are esters of saturated fatty acids and alcohols of high molecular weight, including sterols. Waxes are also manufactured synthetically from petroleum, and are used to make polishers, lubricants, coatings, waterproofing, crayons, candles, and many other products.
  3. (--- Literary) To become; grow
A group of a particular breed or kind
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  1. A group of a particular breed or kind
  2. All the children in a family
  3. The young of certain animals, especially a group of young birds hatched at one time and cared for together.