Part of speech:
(Figuratively) A tenacious grasp; a holding fast.
A grasp; grip
A tight grip or grasp.
A grip or grasp of the hand.
The period of time for which something is delayed
(Textiles) The tactile qualities of a fabric, e.g., softness, firmness, elasticity, fineness, resilience, and other qualities perceived by touch.
Shrewdness or understanding
To admit of being transported:
To confess or own (to)
(Often reflexive) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
To resist or endure successfully.
To resist or oppose boldly or openly
To have a tolerance for; endure:
To be capable of holding:
To capture physically; seize:
To keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on
To keep in one's service or pay:
To undergo cardiac arrest.
To serve as a nurse.
(Obsolete) To employ; hire.
Harbor is defined as to hide, protect or cling to.
To limit; restrict
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
(Archaic) To escort as a guard.
To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
(Intransitive) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
To legally or morally bind; to obligate.
To agree (with); be in accord (in an opinion, etc.)
To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord:
To regard as; consider:
To keep control over or maintain (oneself, one's mind, etc.)
To make a full confession or acknowledgment:
To keep in check; restrain:
To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
Steady means to make firm or unchanging.
To brace or support with a stay or stays
To hold under or as if under a spell; enchant or fascinate.
To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
To continue; go on being
(Horse Racing) To rein in or restrain (a horse) so as to keep it from winning
To keep up; carry on; maintain
To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
The definition of mesmerize is to hypnotize or capture and hold the attention of someone.
To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life:
To fill is defined as to put as much as possible or to occupy.
To include or contain as part of something broader.
To keep in custody; confine
To regard as; think to be
To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
To secure (a nail, bolt, etc. that has been driven through something) by bending or flattening the projecting end
To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
To equip or support with braces
To hold in view; look at; see; regard
To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
(Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
To put or bring together so as to make one; combine or join into a whole
To put a knot or bow in:
To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly.
To put the arms around and hold closely; esp., to embrace tightly and affectionately
To take into custody; capture
To take arbitrarily or by force, especially for public use.
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To support from below, as with props, girders, or masonry.
(Figuratively) To bear a burden, as a financial obligation.
(Computers) To end the processing of (a magnetic tape or disk) in such a way as to deny access to its contents.
To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
To support or reinforce with a buttress
To think or suppose
The definition of aver is to declare or affirm something to be true with a strong sense of confidence.
To think of in a certain light; consider
(Intransitive) To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work.
To continue being; live
(Intransitive) To adhere; to be attached.
To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
Apply is defined as using something to complete a task or to do something.
The definition of obtain is to get or acquire.
To use persuasion or inducement successfully. Often used with on, upon, or with.
To arrange for or purchase (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
To keep or secure for oneself; retain:
To present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage
To wash clothes
To visualize; imagine:
The definition of sense is to perceive, or be aware of something.
To suppose or think
State means to speak or say something.
To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
Claim means to take or assert ownership of something or to state something as true.
To state positively; declare:
To state seriously or positively; assert
To state positively; declare; affirm
To argue is to state reasons or facts for or against a person or thought.
To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
(Informal) To believe; consider; decide
Inhibit is defined as to hold back or keep something from happening.
To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
To check or control with or as if with a bit.
To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
To boast about
To snatch or try to snatch something
Transfix is to pierce with something pointed, or to cause someone to become motionless as they concentrate on someone or something either in a good way or a bad way.
To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
(Football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act
To embrace; cherish
A device to release a catch, etc., as for starting or stopping a machine
To let or make fall; release hold of
To wander from or become ignorant of:
To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
To stop, discontinue, or resign from
To prevent the flow or passage of:
To offset or cancel each other
To leave; abandon
Abandon is defined as to leave something behind.
To refuse to believe; reject as untrue
To come to an end; terminate; cease
To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
Include is defined as to contain, enclose or consider as part of a whole.
To exist in actuality; have life or reality:
To join (one thing to another); attach; connect
To arouse strong feeling in:
To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
To press or push lightly; tap:
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