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The act or process of sinking.
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  1. The act or process of sinking.
A downward incline or passage; a slope:
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  1. A downward incline or passage; a slope:
  2. Lineage or hereditary derivation
  3. A sloping passage or incline.
A series of thoughts or actions which feeds back into itself, causing a situation to become progressively worse. It is worse than a vicious circle, which is self-sustaining in its current state.
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  1. A series of thoughts or actions which feeds back into itself, causing a situation to become progressively worse. It is worse than a vicious circle, which is self-sustaining in its current state.
(Music) A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
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  1. (Music) A slight portamento used in violin playing, passing quickly from one note to another.
  2. A smooth, usually inclined track, surface, or chute down which to slide, as on a playground
  3. A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
(In the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
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  1. (In the plural) Material that floats in a liquid.
The action of the verb to flow
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  1. The action of the verb to flow
The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
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  1. The fall of a mass of rock, snow, earth, etc. down a slope
  2. A smooth, usually inclined track, surface, or chute down which to slide, as on a playground
  3. A small metal or glass tube worn over a finger or held in the hand, used in playing bottleneck-style guitar.
(Linguis.) A gradual change along a certain line of development in the various elements of a language
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  1. (Linguis.) A gradual change along a certain line of development in the various elements of a language
  2. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
  3. A being driven or carried along, as by a current of air or water or by circumstances
The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
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  1. The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
An instance of wafting; the action of something that wafts.
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  1. An instance of wafting; the action of something that wafts.
A portion that has been skimmed from a liquid.
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  1. A portion that has been skimmed from a liquid.
  2. A motion or action that skims.
  3. Something skimmed from a surface etc.
A group of things flying through the air together
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  1. A group of things flying through the air together
  2. A curved plate or flange that winds in a spiral around the center shaft of an auger, designed to transport loose material upward or backward along the shaft as the auger rotates.
  3. A flight arrow
The act of mounting on the wing, or of towering in thought or mind; intellectual flight.
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  1. The act of mounting on the wing, or of towering in thought or mind; intellectual flight.
  2. The act of gliding while maintaining altitude, especially the sport of flying a heavier-than-air craft by using ascending currents of air.
A sliding, slithering motion
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  1. A sliding, slithering motion
  2. A slithering movement or gait.
The act or sound of zooming.
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  1. The act or sound of zooming.
  2. A big increase
  3. (Film) The effect of a camera moving toward or away from a subject by using a zoom lens
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 extend or proceed downward along:
To release, loose, or unfasten:
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  1. To release, loose, or unfasten:
  2. To decline from a former or standard level; fall off:
  3. To put, pass, insert, etc. quickly, deftly, or stealthily
To bend downward; droop:
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  1. To bend downward; droop:
  2. To degrade or lower oneself; stoop:
  3. To slope downward; descend:
(Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
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  1. (Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
  2. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
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  1. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
  2. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
  3. To flow in or as in a stream
To cause to take a spiral form or course.
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  1. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
  2. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
  3. To move in or form a spiral
(Now Rare) To cover (land) with water; flood
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  1. (Now Rare) To cover (land) with water; flood
  2. To flood (land), as for irrigation.
  3. To stay on the surface of a liquid or suspended near the surface
To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
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  1. To move along in constant frictional contact with some surface or substance
  2. (Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To be carried along by or as by a current
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  1. To be carried along by or as by a current
  2. (Western US) To drive (livestock) slowly or far afield, especially for grazing.
  3. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
To float easily and gently, as on the air; drift:
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  1. To float easily and gently, as on the air; drift:
  2. To cause to go gently and smoothly through the air or over water:
  3. To float, as on the wind
To throw so as to cause to bounce or ricochet swiftly and lightly
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  1. To throw so as to cause to bounce or ricochet swiftly and lightly
  2. To move along swiftly and lightly over a surface, through space, etc.; glide; sail
  3. To move or pass swiftly and lightly over or near a surface; glide.
To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes:
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  1. To pass from point to point, omitting or disregarding what intervenes:
  2. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  3. (Informal) To leave (a town, country, etc.) hurriedly
To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
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  1. To lift (an upper mast) in order to remove the fid before lowering.
  2. To catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.
  3. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
To pass by swiftly:
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  1. To pass by swiftly:
  2. To move through the air by means of wings or winglike parts.
  3. To display (a flag) as from a pole
To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
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  1. To act or move aimlessly or with little effort:
  2. To continue without serious effort, letting one's past efforts carry one along
  3. To sail or move along the coast or border of.
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
  3. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
A part extending from the side of an aircraft, such as an airplane, having a curved upper surface that causes the pressure of air rushing over it to decrease, thereby providing lift.
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  1. A part extending from the side of an aircraft, such as an airplane, having a curved upper surface that causes the pressure of air rushing over it to decrease, thereby providing lift.
  2. To furnish with side or subordinate extensions, as a building or an altarpiece.
  3. To move swiftly through the air or on wings:
To fly, sail, or glide along high in the air
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  1. To fly, sail, or glide along high in the air
  2. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
  3. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
To make a glissade; slide or glide
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  1. To make a glissade; slide or glide
  2. To perform a glissade.
To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
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  1. To fall from a previous level or standard, as of accomplishment, quality, or conduct:
  2. To become forfeit or void because of failure to pay the premium at the stipulated time
  3. To pass gradually or smoothly; slip:
(--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
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  1. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
  2. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
  3. To move quietly and smoothly; glide
To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
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  1. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  2. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
To walk with a sliding motion
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  1. To walk with a sliding motion
  2. To move or slide by twisting or undulating the body over a surface, as in the manner of a snake.
  3. To slip or slide on or as on a slope with a loose or broken surface
To move or be moved by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.
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  1. To move or be moved by careful shifting, slow pressure, etc.
  2. To lessen in tension, speed, pain, etc.
  3. To alleviate; assuage:
(Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
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  1. (Baseball) To drop down and slide along the ground toward a base to avoid being tagged out
  2. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
  3. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
To get loose or away from (a restraint, pursuer, etc.); become free of
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  1. To get loose or away from (a restraint, pursuer, etc.); become free of
  2. To put on or remove (clothing) easily or quickly:
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
(Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
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  1. (Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
  2. To release as a flow:
  3. (Archaic) To cause to flow
To flow, as water, in a full swelling or sweeping motion
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  1. To flow, as water, in a full swelling or sweeping motion
  2. To be carried in a flow
  3. To spread, compress, or flatten by applying pressure with a roller:
To glide, float, or move steadily through the air
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  1. To glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  2. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
  3. To navigate or manage (a vessel).
(Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
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  1. (Botany) To grow or spread along a surface, rooting at intervals or clinging by means of suckers or tendrils.
  2. To move along with the body close to the ground, as on hands and knees, in the way that a baby does
  3. To move slowly, stealthily, timidly, or furtively
To hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself.
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  1. To hang out or wait around a location, preferably without drawing attention to oneself.
  2. To stay hidden, ready to spring out, attack, etc.; lie in wait
  3. To move furtively
To seek about or search for something busily and stealthily
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  1. To seek about or search for something busily and stealthily
  2. (Obs.) To tear or rend as a cat does a mouse
  3. A hand-held input device that is moved about on a flat surface to direct the cursor on a computer screen. It also has buttons for activating computer functions. The underside of a mechanical mouse contains a rubber-coated ball that rotates as the mouse is moved; optical sensors detect the motion and move the screen pointer correspondingly. An optical mouse is cordless and uses reflections from an LED to track the mouse's movement over a special reflective mat which is marked with a grid that acts as a frame of reference.
To roam about furtively, as in search of prey or loot
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  1. To roam about furtively, as in search of prey or loot
  2. To roam through stealthily, as in search of prey or plunder:
  3. To rove furtively or with predatory intent:
To shy away from a definite commitment or from decisive action
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  1. To shy away from a definite commitment or from decisive action
  2. To move with stealth or caution, like a cat
  3. To move stealthily or cautiously.
(Chiefly Brit.) To avoid work or responsibility; shirk; malinger
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  1. (Chiefly Brit.) To avoid work or responsibility; shirk; malinger
  2. To conceal oneself; to hide
  3. To move or lurk about in a stealthy, craven, or sinister manner; slink
To move quietly and smoothly; glide
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  1. To move quietly and smoothly; glide
  2. (--- Baseball) To drop down from a running into a lying or diving position when approaching a base so as to avoid being tagged out.
  3. To move in this manner on a sled, the feet, etc. in contact with a smooth surface, esp. snow or ice
To give birth to prematurely:
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  1. To give birth to prematurely:
  2. To move in a quiet furtive manner; sneak:
  3. To move in a quiet, furtive, or sneaking manner, as from fear, guilt, etc.; sneak
To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
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  1. To move smoothly, easily, and quietly:
  2. To go, move, pass, etc. smoothly, quickly, or easily
  3. To release, loose, or unfasten:
To pull with quick jerks.
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  1. To pull with quick jerks.
  2. (Informal) To pull quickly
  3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
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  1. To go or move in a quiet, stealthy way.
  2. To move quietly and stealthily so as to avoid being seen or heard; go furtively
  3. To move, give, take, or put in a quiet, stealthy manner:
To move, put, carry, or convey surreptitiously or stealthily (in, into, from, away, etc.)
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  1. To move, put, carry, or convey surreptitiously or stealthily (in, into, from, away, etc.)
  2. To get, take, or give slyly, surreptitiously, or without permission
  3. (Baseball) To gain (a base) safely without the help of a hit, walk, or error, usually by running to it from another base while the pitch is being delivered
To work as a detective.
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  1. To work as a detective.
  2. To sneak or go about quietly, as a detective; act with stealth
  3. To move about stealthily; sneak.
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