Part of speech:
An edge or a part near an edge; margin; side
(Rock climbing) Technique involving the placement of the edge of the climbing shoe on a sharp hold.
A narrow tube of fabric, sometimes enclosing a cord, used for trimming seams and edges, as of slipcovers.
Any specially defined edge of fabric or paper, esp., such an edge that is to be trimmed off or covered
Keenness, as of desire or enjoyment; zest:
(Basketball) The metal hoop to which the net is attached
To be completely full, often with a resulting overflow
To move in a circle around:
(Rare) To border (on) or be contiguous (with or to another region)
To expel by coughing:
To shut in all around; hem in; fence in; surround
To encircle; surround:
To purchase (securities) on margin
(Cricket) Of the ball, to move sideways after bouncing on the seam.
To work with a needle and thread or with a sewing machine.
To lie along, move along, or be an edge or a border.
To form an enclosure around; encompass
A human; a person:
The internal portion or area.
An area of dense population:
To encircle with or as if with a band.
To beset is to harass or have trouble on an ongoing basis from multiple sources or from all sides.
To make a circle around; enclose within a circle; surround
(Games) To toss a ring over (a peg), as in horseshoes.
To surround with hostile forces:
To become open
A prefix meaning “blood,” as in hemophilia, a disorder in which blood fails to clot, or hematology, the scientific study of blood.
A use of the interjection, ahem.
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