Part of speech:
Any of various insect larvae similar to those of the butterfly or moth.
To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
To do tedious, unpleasant, or menial work.
To work steadily and monotonously; drudge
A Chinese breed of dog; the Chow Chow.
(Chiefly Brit., Now Dial.) To dig or turn up (ground)
To hide or shelter in or as in a burrow
To uncover or expose by digging; unearth
To clear land
To clear land
(Dial.) To toil; drudge
(Informal) Things to eat; food; meals
To obtain or try to obtain by begging; cadge.
To pass time idly; loaf. Often used with around.
To remove or obliterate with or as with a damp sponge
Any of various animals, such as tapeworms or trematodes, that inhabit the internal organs or tissues of other animals, usually as parasites.
To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
In a clean or nonpolluting manner:
Comb means to thoroughly search for something, or to untangle, clean or straighten using a thin toothed hair styling tool.
To give food to; supply with nourishment:
The immature, wingless, and usually wormlike feeding form of those insects that undergo three stages of metamorphosis, such as butterflies, moths, and beetles. Insect larvae hatch from eggs, later turn into pupae, and finally turn into adults.
A plant part that usually grows underground, secures the plant in place, absorbs minerals and water, and stores food manufactured by leaves and other plant parts. Roots grow in a root system. Eudicots and magnoliids have a central, longer, and larger taproot with many narrower lateral roots branching off, while monocots have a mass of threadlike fibrous roots , which are roughly the same length and remain close to the surface of the soil. In vascular plants, roots usually consist of a central cylinder of vascular tissue, surrounded by the pericycle and endodermis, then a thick layer of cortex, and finally an outer epidermis or (in woody plants) periderm. Only finer roots (known as feeder roots) actively take up water and minerals, generally in the uppermost meter of soil. These roots absorb minerals primarily through small epidermal structures known as root hairs. In certain plants, adventitious roots grow out from the stem above ground as aerial roots or prop roots, bending down into the soil, to facilitate the exchange of gases or increase support. Certain plants (such as the carrot and beet) have fleshy storage roots with abundant parenchyma in their vascular tissues.
To run or range about, as in search or pursuit
1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.35:
To work very hard or doggedly; toil.
Stump is defined as to confuse.
To remove the hat, cap, etc. from (the head), as a conventional gesture of respect
To beat with a whip made from hide.
To be idle; loaf:
To pass (time) without doing anything:
To fuss or putter aimlessly or uselessly
To eat is defined as to put food in the mouth, chew and swallow or to use up.
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