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To come to a halt:
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  1. To come to a halt:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
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 get and hold the attention of
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  1. To get and hold the attention of
  2. To give a grip to
  3. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
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  1. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  2. To hold in a tight embrace.
  3. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
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  1. To become aware (of) through one of the senses, esp. through sight
  2. To grasp mentally; take note (of); observe
  3. To cause or allow the mind to become aware of (a stimulus):
To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
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  1. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
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  1. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  2. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
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  1. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
  2. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
  3. A device for gripping and holding, as in a crane
Something easy to accomplish.
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  1. Something easy to accomplish.
  2. A girth for a pack or saddle.
  3. (Informal) A firm grip
To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
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  1. To fasten with or as if with a clasp.
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
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  1. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
  2. To squeeze; to grip or hold tightly.
  3. To grip tightly
To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
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  1. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
  2. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
  3. To snatch or seize (at)
To make a grasping or snatching motion:
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  1. To make a grasping or snatching motion:
  2. To snatch or try to snatch something
  3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To struggle or work hard to deal with something:
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  1. To struggle or work hard to deal with something:
  2. To struggle or try to cope (with)
  3. To grip and hold; seize
To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
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  1. To take firmly and hold fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.
  2. To get and hold the attention of
  3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
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  1. To lay sudden or forcible hold of something.
  2. To take hold of suddenly or forcibly, with or as with the hand; clutch
  3. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. (Archaic) To anticipate with worry or dread.
  3. To understand
(Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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  1. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
  2. To plot or contrive (something harmful)
  3. To understand; comprehend:
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 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 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 know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
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  1. To know and be tolerant or sympathetic toward:
  2. To gather or assume from what is heard, known, etc.; infer
  3. To know thoroughly; grasp or perceive clearly and fully the nature, character, functioning, etc. of
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
  3. (Scot.) To know (of or about)
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 understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
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  1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
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 apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  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 come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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 have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. 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
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To be or become aware of
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  1. To be or become aware of
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
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  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 intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To understand; comprehend.
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  1. To understand; comprehend.
  2. (Slang) To understand; get the idea
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  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:
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To recognize
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
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  1. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
  2. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
  3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
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  1. Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
  2. A tight grip or grasp.
  3. A firm grip
The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
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  1. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
  2. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
  3. A device for gripping and holding, as in a crane
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
A coming to grips; hand-to-hand fight
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  1. A coming to grips; hand-to-hand fight
  2. An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
  3. Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
(Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
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  1. (Sports) The manner of holding a ball, bat, club, racket, etc.
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
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  1. The ability to contain, absorb, or receive and hold
  2. The quality of being suitable for or receptive to specified treatment:
  3. A legal qualification, such as age, that determines one’s ability to do something that has legal consequences (such as making a contract or getting married). Also called legal capacity.
A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
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  1. A device used to determine geographic direction, usually consisting of a magnetic needle or needles horizontally mounted or suspended and free to pivot until aligned with the earth's magnetic field.
  2. Range or scope, as of understanding, perception, or authority:
  3. Full extent or range; reach; scope; specif., range of tones, as of a voice
The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
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  1. The opportunity or freedom to wander or explore:
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
The extent or distance something can reach:
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  1. The extent or distance something can reach:
  2. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
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  1. The range or extent of action, inquiry, etc., or of an activity, concept, etc.
  2. The extent of the mind's grasp; range of perception or understanding
  3. The range of one's perceptions, thoughts, or actions:
Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
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  1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  2. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
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  1. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
  2. The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
  3. Thorough understanding
Firm control; mastery
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  1. Firm control; mastery
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
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  1. (Countable) A reconciliation of differences.
  2. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
  3. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
Know-how
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  1. Know-how
  2. Practical understanding or shrewdness:
  3. Shrewdness or understanding
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