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(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To perform with great haste:
  3. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To force out in a sudden jet.
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  1. To force out in a sudden jet.
  2. To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
  3. To show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race
To run hastily; scamper
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  1. To run hastily; scamper
  2. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.
  3. To go with light running steps; scamper.
(Idiomatic) To write quickly or informally.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To write quickly or informally.
  2. (Intransitive) To leave a place quickly or briefly.
To fall rapidly:
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  1. To fall rapidly:
  2. To enter or move headlong through something:
  3. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit an energetic and active abundance (of a thing). See also bustle with.
(Theater) To suspend (flats, lights, etc.) in the space above the stage
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  1. (Theater) To suspend (flats, lights, etc.) in the space above the stage
  2. To move or be sent through the air with great speed:
  3. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
(Emphatic) To hurry; to increase the speed of doing something.
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  1. (Emphatic) To hurry; to increase the speed of doing something.
To take arbitrarily or by force, especially for public use.
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  1. To take arbitrarily or by force, especially for public use.
  2. To continue a course of action, especially in spite of difficulties:
  3. To shape (a phonograph record, metal or plastic products, etc.) by use of a form or matrix
(Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
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  1. (Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
To synthesize a product, especially a protein, encoded by a gene.
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  1. To synthesize a product, especially a protein, encoded by a gene.
  2. To get by pressure; elicit by force; extort
  3. To set forth in words; state:
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  1. (Rare) hasten
  2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
To move rapidly; go swiftly
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  1. To move rapidly; go swiftly
  2. To run away, as from trouble or danger:
  3. To run away or try to escape from
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. To leap, jump, or spring lightly; specif., to move along by hopping lightly on first one foot and then the other
To move violently or with speed; dash
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  1. To move violently or with speed; dash
  2. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  3. To become torn:
To assign to a specific position or station:
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  1. To assign to a specific position or station:
  2. To put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard
  3. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante.
To run or go quickly and lightly:
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  1. To run or go quickly and lightly:
  2. To run or go hurriedly or quickly
  3. (Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
To raise both legs on the same side at the same time in moving
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  1. To raise both legs on the same side at the same time in moving
  2. To go at the pace. Used of a horse or rider.
  3. To advance or develop (something) for a particular purpose or at a particular rate:
(Archaic) To hurry or hasten
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  1. (Archaic) To hurry or hasten
  2. To go quickly; hasten.
(Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
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  1. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  2. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
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  1. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  2. To start suddenly and run away:
  3. To move or spring suddenly.
To sink (a ship) by this means.
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  1. To sink (a ship) by this means.
  2. To sink (a ship or boat) intentionally by making holes in the hull below the waterline or by opening seacocks
  3. To run or move quickly; scurry, esp. away from danger, trouble, etc.
To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
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  1. To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
  2. To cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
  3. To move forward rapidly, especially with a swaying motion or with minimal control; career:
(Intransitive, dated) To hurry or hasten.
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  1. (Intransitive, dated) To hurry or hasten.
To move suddenly and fast
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  1. To move suddenly and fast
  2. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  3. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
To catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.
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  1. To catch (a person) in a lie, error, etc.
  2. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
  3. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another:
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  1. To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another:
  2. To propel oneself quickly upward or a long way; spring or jump:
  3. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
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  1. To fasten with or as if with a clip; hold tightly.
  2. To enunciate with clarity and precision:
  3. To cut (an item) out of (a newspaper, magazine, etc.)
To border on another place, state, or country.
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  1. To border on another place, state, or country.
  2. To spring back from a surface after striking it, as a ball does; bounce; rebound
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of bind
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
To give a quick and superficial reading, scrutiny, or consideration; glance:
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  1. To give a quick and superficial reading, scrutiny, or consideration; glance:
  2. To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
  3. To look at hastily or carelessly; glance through (a book, etc.) without reading word for word
To move so as to push lightly aside, skim, or graze past something
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  1. To move so as to push lightly aside, skim, or graze past something
  2. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  3. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
To release from a checked or inoperative position:
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  1. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
  2. To move upward or forward in a single quick motion or a series of such motions; leap:
  3. (Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
To remove something (especially an item of clothing) with a swift movement.
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  1. To remove something (especially an item of clothing) with a swift movement.
To move or start prematurely before:
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  1. To move or start prematurely before:
  2. To leave (a course), especially through mishap:
  3. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using the leg muscles; leap; spring
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
  2. To increase the speed of something; to make something go faster.
(Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
  2. (Idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
Of a winged animal, to take flight; to begin flying.
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  1. Of a winged animal, to take flight; to begin flying.
(Idiomatic) To reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reserve nothing; to put forth all possible effort or resources.
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To send away, with belongings, for a long time.
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  1. To send away, with belongings, for a long time.
To eat a great deal (informal)
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  1. To eat a great deal (informal)
  2. To store away, place out of the way, or stash, especially for the longer term
To move or progress swiftly:
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  1. To move or progress swiftly:
  2. To go or move at a gallop.
  3. To move, progress, or act very fast; hurry
(Idiomatic, frequently imperative) To get busy; to get going; to be productive.
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  1. (Idiomatic, frequently imperative) To get busy; to get going; to be productive.
(Idiomatic) To hurry up, to get moving.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hurry up, to get moving.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
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  1. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
  2. (Informal) To play (a recorded piece of music, such as a phonograph record), especially as a disc jockey.
  3. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
(Idiomatic) To leave hastily in the face of opposition.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To leave hastily in the face of opposition.
To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
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  1. To clear (a path or space) with a broom or brush.
  2. To move, pass, or progress steadily or smoothly, esp. with speed, force, or gracefulness
  3. To strip, clear, carry away, remove, or destroy with a forceful movement or movements
To send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
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  1. To send hastily or without ceremony; hustle (away, off, out, or into)
  2. To offer together with a related product or service for sale at a package price
  3. To dress (a person) warmly:
(Idiomatic) To get started; to get busy.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To get started; to get busy.
To leave hastily; flee.
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  1. To leave hastily; flee.
  2. To run off or away; leave in a hurry
To send forth suddenly, intensely, or swiftly:
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  1. To send forth suddenly, intensely, or swiftly:
  2. To start the cameras working in photographing a scene or
  3. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
To move in a sudden sweep:
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  1. To move in a sudden sweep:
  2. To snatch or seize suddenly, with a sweeping movement
  3. To make a rush or an attack with a sudden sweeping movement. Often used with down :
(Nautical) To carry an unusual amount of sail in an attempt to accelerate the speed of a vessel.
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  1. (Nautical) To carry an unusual amount of sail in an attempt to accelerate the speed of a vessel.
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move quickly or violently.
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To cause to move with speed and force:
  3. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To move or act faster.
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  1. To move or act faster.
  2. To cause to develop or progress more quickly
  3. To go, progress, or develop faster
To put to death summarily.
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  1. To put to death summarily.
  2. To send off or out promptly, usually on a specific errand or official business
  3. To finish quickly or promptly
(Idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To accelerate; to increase speed.
  2. To increase the speed of something; to make something go faster.
To tap or strike smartly.
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  1. To tap or strike smartly.
  2. To strike, impel, or snap with a fillip
  3. To snap; to project quickly.
To put forward; propose or suggest:
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  1. To put forward; propose or suggest:
  2. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
  3. To cause to move forward:
(Intransitive) to move higher
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  1. (Intransitive) to move higher
  2. To promote, put onto a higher level.
  3. (Intransitive) to move one's position to allow others to occupy a place.
To become more rapid; speed up
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  1. To become more rapid; speed up
  2. To come or return to life, as a soul.
  3. To reach the stage of pregnancy when the fetus can be felt to move.
To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.
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  1. To act or serve as a stimulant or stimulus.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
(Emphatic) To hurry; to increase the speed of doing something.
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  1. (Emphatic) To hurry; to increase the speed of doing something.
To urge or promote the use, sale, success, etc. of
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  1. To urge or promote the use, sale, success, etc. of
  2. To advance despite difficulty or opposition; press forward:
  3. To urge on; impel; press
(Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
  2. (Idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
To drive or force onward; press forward; impel
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  1. To drive or force onward; press forward; impel
  2. To advocate earnestly the doing, consideration, or approval of; press for:
  3. To move or impel to action, effort, or speed; spur.
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To insist upon or put forward insistently:
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  1. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
  2. To carry on or advance vigorously (an attack, for instance).
  3. (Basketball) To employ a press.
To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
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  1. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  2. To move violently
  3. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
(Idiomatic) to trigger movement, to get going
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  1. (Idiomatic) to trigger movement, to get going
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to begin ascent under rocket power
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to begin ascent under rocket power
(Idiomatic) To prepare for an activity.
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(Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
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  1. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
(Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
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  1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
  2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
  3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  2. To move suddenly and fast
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
(Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
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  1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
  2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
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  1. (Rare) hasten
  2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
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  1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
  3. To move at a vigorous gait:
To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
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  1. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To carry by means of a rocket.
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  1. To carry by means of a rocket.
  2. To soar or rise rapidly:
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with the ball after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
(Informal) To move or proceed quickly
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  1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
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  1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  2. To move swiftly; scurry.
  3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
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  1. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
  2. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
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  1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
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  1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
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  1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
  2. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
  3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
(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 :
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. (Informal) To go at high speed
  3. To move or progress rapidly:
(Slang) To proceed at great speed
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  1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
  2. To move ahead at full speed.
To check or cut off the growth or development of:
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  1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  3. To move quickly; dart.
(--- Physics) To change the velocity of.
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  1. (--- Physics) To change the velocity of.
  2. To increase the speed of:
  3. To increase the speed of
(Rare) To send off; issue officially; dispatch
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  1. (Rare) To send off; issue officially; dispatch
  2. To do quickly
  3. To speed up the progress of or execute quickly: