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A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
The act or a means of grasping.
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  1. The act or a means of grasping.
  2. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
  3. Complete control:
The act of tying or binding.
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  1. The act of tying or binding.
  2. (Music) A group of notes intended to be played or sung as one phrase.
  3. A thing used in tying or binding together
The arrangement of the muscles of a body or of some part of the body; muscular system
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  1. The arrangement of the muscles of a body or of some part of the body; muscular system
The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
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  1. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution. The acquiring of property in exchange for money or other valuable consideration. See also descent and distribution.
  2. The act or an instance of buying:
  3. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something:
An established system of political administration by which a nation, state, district, etc. is governed
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  1. An established system of political administration by which a nation, state, district, etc. is governed
  2. The exercise of authority over a state, district, organization, institution, etc.; direction; control; rule; management
  3. In criminal cases, the prosecution is occasionally referred to as the government.
The action, manner, or power of governing:
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  1. The action, manner, or power of governing:
  2. (Management) Accountability for consistent, cohesive policies, processes and decision rights.
  3. The process, or the power, of governing; government or administration.
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. Complete control:
  3. A bond or force that attaches or restrains, or by which something is affected or dominated:
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
A number of persons, animals, or things gathered together; cluster
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  1. A number of persons, animals, or things gathered together; cluster
  2. A woman's small handbag with no handle or strap, held in the hand
  3. The complete set of eggs produced or incubated at one time.
The pressure or pain of something distressing or afflicting
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  1. The pressure or pain of something distressing or afflicting
  2. A grip; a handle.
  3. A firm hold; a grasp.
Any apparatus for applying such a hold
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  1. Any apparatus for applying such a hold
  2. The act or an instance of buying:
  3. A hold or position that allows the application of power, as in moving something:
A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
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  1. A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
  2. 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.
  3. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
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  1. A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
  2. (--- Informal) A person considered to be an attractive or admirable romantic partner.
  3. A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
A sure thing; a certainty:
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  1. A sure thing; a certainty:
  2. A girth for a pack or saddle.
  3. Something easy to accomplish.
  1. Visa
  2. A device, usually fastened to a workbench, consisting of two jaws opened and closed by a screw, lever, etc. and used for holding firmly an object being worked on
  3. A heavy clamp, usually mounted on a workbench and operated by a screw or lever, used in carpentry or metalworking to hold a piece in position.
A firm grip
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  1. A firm grip
  2. A device that clenches
  3. Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
(Slang) An amorous embrace.
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  1. (Slang) An amorous embrace.
  2. (Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
  3. Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
Eager acceptance:
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  1. Eager acceptance:
  2. Hug (noun); putting arms around someone.
  3. An act of holding close with the arms, usually as an expression of affection; a hug.
  1. A handshake.
  2. The act of clasping the hand of another, especially in friendship.
A part or thing to take hold of
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  1. A part or thing to take hold of
  2. A secure grip or hold with the hand or hands
  3. A projection that one may hold onto for support
A hand with the fingers closed tightly into the palm, as for hitting; clenched hand
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  1. A hand with the fingers closed tightly into the palm, as for hitting; clenched hand
  2. (Informal) A grasp; a clutch:
  3. (Printing) A sign () used to direct special attention to something
A grip of or by the hand.
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  1. A grip of or by the hand.
  2. A handle or a grip, as on a bicycle handlebar
  3. Something, such as a handle, that is suited to a grip by the hand.
  1. The grasping of hands by two people when greeting or leave-taking
  2. A gripping and shaking of each other's hand in greeting, farewell, agreement, etc.
  3. The grasping of hands by two people, as in greeting or leave-taking.
A brief period; short time or spell
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  1. A brief period; short time or spell
  2. A small amount; a bit or fragment:
  3. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised in one continuous motion from the floor to a position directly overhead with the arms completely extended
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.
Anything that gives or seems to give stability or security
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  1. Anything that gives or seems to give stability or security
  2. A person who anchors a team, newscast, etc.
  3. A major retail store, corporate headquarters, etc. that stabilizes or stimulates the economic activity of the shopping center, office building, etc. where it is located
A quantity of something extracted by squeezing
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  1. A quantity of something extracted by squeezing
  2. Pressure or intimidation to comply with a demand, as to make an extortion payment:
  3. A facsimile impression made by pressing a soft substance onto something, as a coin or inscription
A sudden feeling of compassion, sorrow, or anguish, or an act that causes such feeling:
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  1. A sudden feeling of compassion, sorrow, or anguish, or an act that causes such feeling:
  2. A distortion in the original form or meaning of something written or spoken; a twisted interpretation.
  3. Any of various hand or power tools, often having fixed or adjustable jaws, used for gripping, turning, or twisting objects such as nuts, bolts, or pipes, typically at an angle perpendicular to the object's axis.
Any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted
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  1. Any of various mechanical devices for clutching something to be hoisted
  2. A sudden attempt to grasp or hold something:
  3. A sudden, often unscrupulous taking control or ownership of something:
Anything that encircles, as a belt or sash for the waist
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  1. Anything that encircles, as a belt or sash for the waist
  2. Something that encircles or surrounds.
  3. A belt or sash, especially one worn with an ecclesiastical vestment or the habit of a monk or nun.
That which encloses.
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  1. That which encloses.
  2. The act or situation by which something is enclosed.
A document, money, etc. enclosed as with a letter
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  1. A document, money, etc. enclosed as with a letter
  2. Something, as a fence or wall, that encloses
  3. Something enclosed:
The act of subverting a vote.
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  1. The act of subverting a vote.
Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
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  1. Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
  2. The act or way of making something fast, or secure
  3. Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.
The sound of heavy footsteps
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  1. The sound of heavy footsteps
  2. Any of various devices for clasping or fastening things together, or for bracing parts; esp., an appliance with two parts that can be brought together, usually by a screw, to grip something
  3. Any of various devices used to join, grip, support, or compress mechanical or structural parts.
The act by which something is clamped.
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  1. The act by which something is clamped.
(Plural only) the mouth
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  1. (Plural only) the mouth
  2. Plural form of jaw
  3. (Plural only) the borders of anything which has a mouthlike aspect.
A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
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  1. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
  2. A pulled thread in knitted material, causing a loop at the point where it is caught
  3. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
A strong flavor; tang
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  1. A strong flavor; tang
  2. A pinch or snip that cuts off or removes a small part:
  3. The small bit or portion so removed:
A person or thing that knocks
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  1. A person or thing that knocks
  2. A goblin or dwarf said to live under the earth and direct miners to ore by knocking.
  3. A small metal ring, hammer, etc. attached by a hinge to a door, for use in knocking for admittance
A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
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  1. A rounded handle, as on a drawer or door.
  2. A similar device which is turned to control operations of electronic or electrical equipment, as a radio or TV receiver
  3. A handle, usually round, of a door, drawer, etc.
(Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
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  1. (Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of hearing, responsible for maintaining equilibrium as well as sensing sound and divided in mammals into the external ear, the middle ear, and the inner ear.
  2. The sense of hearing:
  3. An invertebrate organ analogous to the mammalian ear.
A small piece of hand luggage.
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  1. A small piece of hand luggage.
A travel case for clothes, etc., esp. a rectangular one that opens into two hinged compartments
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  1. A travel case for clothes, etc., esp. a rectangular one that opens into two hinged compartments
  2. Large (usually rectangular) piece of luggage used for carrying clothes, and sometimes suits, when travelling
  3. A usually rectangular piece of luggage for carrying clothing.
A small bag for carrying clothes, books, etc., sometimes having a shoulder strap
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  1. A small bag for carrying clothes, books, etc., sometimes having a shoulder strap
  2. A woman's handbag that typically has an interior frame, a rectangular shape, a flat bottom, double handles, and a hinged or zippered opening.
To grasp and hold tightly:
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  1. To grasp and hold tightly:
  2. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
  3. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
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  1. To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  2. ​To understand.
  3. To reach for and try to seize
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 fasten with or as with a clasp
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
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 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.
A firm grip
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  1. A firm grip
  2. A tight grip or grasp.
  3. Something, such as a mechanical device, that clenches or holds fast.
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
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
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.
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
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:
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
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
  3. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  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
To fasten with or as with a clasp
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  1. To fasten with or as with a clasp
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
To clinch (a bolt, for example).
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  1. To clinch (a bolt, for example).
  2. To bring together tightly; close (the teeth or fist) firmly
  3. To squeeze; to grip or hold 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 snatch or try to snatch something
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  1. To snatch or try to snatch something
  2. To capture or restrain; arrest.
  3. To get possession of by unscrupulous methods
To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
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  1. To use a grapple or similar device, as for dragging.
  2. To struggle or try to cope (with)
  3. To grip and hold; seize
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
  3. To reach for and try to seize
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 seize and hold under the authority of law.
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  1. To seize and hold under the authority of law.
  2. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  3. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
(Intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
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  1. (Intransitive) To be brought up to date with news.
  2. To pick up suddenly.
  3. (Intransitive) To get news
(Now Rare) To make a slave of; enslave
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  1. (Now Rare) To make a slave of; enslave
  2. To hold spellbound; captivate:
  3. To hold as if in a spell; captivate; fascinate
(Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
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  1. (Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
  2. To hold the attention of by being very interesting or delightful; charm; captivate
  3. (Archaic) To deprive of the ability to escape or move, usually by the power of a look. Used of serpents.
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. (Archaic) hypnotize
  2. To exercise mesmerism on; to spellbind; to enthrall.
  3. To hold the attention of; transfix, captivate, fascinate, etc.
To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
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  1. To hammer or spread the end of (a bolt, etc.) into a head, for fastening something
  2. To fix or hold (the eyes, attention, etc.) firmly
  3. To engross or hold (the gaze or attention, for example).
To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
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  1. To attract one's attention as if by a magic spell.
  2. To hold by or as by a spell; fascinate; enchant
To pierce through with or as if with something pointed
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  1. To pierce through with or as if with something pointed
  2. To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.
  3. To capture or hold the attention of completely; hold spellbound
To snatch or try to snatch something
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  1. To snatch or try to snatch something
  2. To take hurriedly:
  3. (Informal) To get or take quickly
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