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To continue to have or hold in
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  1. To continue to have or hold in
  2. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  3. To continue to practice, use, etc.
To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
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  1. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
  2. (Comput.) To perform the operations indicated in (an instruction or program)
  3. To perform; do:
To give a grip to
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  1. To give a grip to
  2. To get and hold the attention of
  3. To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To reach for and try to seize
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  1. To reach for and try to seize
  2. To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
  3. To hold with the arms; embrace.
(--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
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  1. (--- Informal) To get the better of, especially by trickery or deception:
  2. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
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  1. To treat fruit or other foods so as to prevent decay.
  2. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
  3. To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
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  1. To keep (a quantity) constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary changes.
  2. To protect from loss or harm; preserve:
  3. To use carefully or sparingly, avoiding waste:
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
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To continue insistently, as in repeating a question
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  1. To continue insistently, as in repeating a question
  2. To refuse to give up, esp. when faced with opposition or difficulty; continue firmly or steadily
  3. To continue to exist or prevail; endure; remain
To provide for the support of; specif., to provide sustenance or nourishment for
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  1. To provide for the support of; specif., to provide sustenance or nourishment for
  2. To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
  3. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule. To support or adequately maintain over a long period of time; (in court) to uphold; to rule in favor of; to corroborate. See also overrule.
To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
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  1. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
  2. To give or apply in a formal way:
  3. To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
(--- Informal) To depart; leave:
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  1. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  3. To do or carry out:
Straight; directly.
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  1. Straight; directly.
  2. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
  3. In a direct manner; directly
To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
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  1. To attend to the needs of, especially in the manner of a nurse or personal aide.
  2. To like or appreciate; to consider to be appealing, tasteful, or suitable.
To be present at:
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  1. To be present at:
  2. To apply or direct oneself; take action:
  3. To accompany as a circumstance or follow as a result:
To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
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  1. To remain or sojourn as a guest or lodger:
  2. To be able to last through
  3. (Informal) To continue or endure; last
To exist over a period; last:
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  1. To exist over a period; last:
  2. (Law) To postpone or adjourn to a later date
  3. To cause to remain or last; retain or maintain:
To keep adequately supplied:
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  1. To keep adequately supplied:
  2. To continue in force or practice:
  3. After all others in chronology or sequence:
To wait patiently for:
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  1. To wait patiently for:
  2. To dwell, remain, reside, or stay.
  3. To continue in existence; endure:
To put or set down; place.
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  1. To put or set down; place.
  2. To put (money) in a bank or financial account.
  3. To put down as a pledge or partial payment
To hide or store in a cache.
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  1. To hide or store in a cache.
  2. An area of computer memory devoted to the high-speed retrieval of frequently used or requested data.
To force the purchase of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a put option.
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  1. To force the purchase of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a put option.
  2. To adapt:
  3. (Sports) To hurl with an overhand pushing motion:
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To prevent the flow or passage of:
  3. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
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  1. To indicate broadly without great detail; sketch. Often used with out:
  2. To stop or deflect a ball or puck by using one's body.
  3. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
  3. To turn away
To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
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  1. To obey, follow, comply with (a rule, requirement etc.).
  2. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy.
  3. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
To perform (a religious ceremony):
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  1. To perform (a religious ceremony):
  2. To mark a happy occasion by engaging in some pleasurable activity
  3. To commemorate (an anniversary, holiday, etc.) with ceremony or festivity
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To hold over to a later time
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  1. To hold over to a later time
  2. To set or cause to be set apart for a particular person or use:
  3. To keep back, as for future use or for a special purpose:
To keep in a particular place or condition:
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  1. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  2. To continue to practice, use, etc.
  3. To continue to have or hold in
To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
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  1. To take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary
  2. To refrain from granting, permitting, etc.; refuse
  3. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
To keep in stock; offer for sale:
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  1. To keep in stock; offer for sale:
  2. To act as a bearer:
  3. To sing (a melody, for example) on key:
To gather and lay in a supply of something:
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  1. To gather and lay in a supply of something:
  2. To provide (a rifle, for example) with a stock.
  3. To furnish (a farm) with stock or (a shop, etc.) with a stock
To keep in existence; sustain:
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  1. To keep in existence; sustain:
  2. To provide for; support:
  3. To support by aid, influence, protection, etc.
To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
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  1. To verify; to make good; to substantiate; to establish; to sustain.
  2. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
  3. To be accountable for, or involved with, but not responsible for.
(Computers) To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.
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  1. (Computers) To copy (data) into memory or onto a storage device, such as a hard disk.
  2. To fill, supply, or stock.
  3. To put aside, or accumulate, for use when needed
To continue; survive:
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  1. To continue; survive:
  2. (Sequence) after everything else; finally
  3. To mold or shape on a last.
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
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  1. To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
  2. To keep in existence; sustain:
  3. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
To keep in a particular place or condition:
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  1. To keep in a particular place or condition:
  2. To continue to practice, use, etc.
  3. To keep in one's service or pay:
To train to the bit
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  1. To train to the bit
  2. To check or curb
  3. To check or control with or as if with a bit.
To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
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  1. To break up (flax, clods of earth, etc.) into smaller pieces
  2. To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
  3. To operate or apply a brake.
To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
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  1. To pull one's head back quickly with the chin drawn in as an expression of anger, scorn, pride, etc.
  2. To be angry or resentful; take offense:
  3. To control or restrain:
To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
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  1. To produce in a forced or inhibited manner:
  2. To hold back by force; restrain
  3. To compel by physical, moral, or circumstantial force; oblige:
To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
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  1. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
  2. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
  3. To check, restrain, or control (an impulse or activity, for example); rein in.
To stop the movement or progress of:
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  1. To stop the movement or progress of:
  2. To cause to take place; carry on:
  3. To keep from departing or getting away:
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
(Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
  2. (Idiomatic) To restrain; to check.
To hold back; restrain:
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  1. To hold back; restrain:
  2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
So as to be available or under one's control:
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  1. So as to be available or under one's control:
  2. At or inside one's home, office, etc.
  3. (Sports) So as to score, as by crossing home plate in baseball:
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
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  1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  2. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
  3. To hold back or keep in check; control:
To refrain from voting:
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  1. To refrain from voting:
  2. To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
  3. To hold oneself back; voluntarily do without; refrain (from)
(Now Chiefly Dial.) To endure; tolerate
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  1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To endure; tolerate
  2. To refrain from; resist:
  3. To refrain or abstain
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
To hold oneself back; forbear from doing something:
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  1. To hold oneself back; forbear from doing something:
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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  1. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. To refrain from granting, permitting, etc.; refuse
  3. To refrain; forbear
To run a ship aground intentionally to avoid a collision
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  1. To run a ship aground intentionally to avoid a collision
  2. To perform an action without attracting attention.
  3. To save money.
(Idiomatic) To save or preserve (especially money) for future use.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To save or preserve (especially money) for future use.
To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
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  1. To keep in a safe or healthy condition:
  2. To treat with care by avoiding fatigue, wear, or damage; spare:
  3. To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
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  1. To release, emit, or excrete a substance, especially from the body.
  2. To get rid of a burden, load, or weight.
  3. To lose or give off a stored electrical charge
To prepare for further use especially by washing:
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  1. To prepare for further use especially by washing:
  2. To attend to in such a way as to take care of or put in order:
  3. To work out; solve
To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
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  1. To subject to practice or exertion in order to train, strengthen, or develop:
  2. To carry out the functions of:
  3. To engage in exercise.
To carry out (something promised, desired, predicted, etc.); cause to be or happen
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  1. To carry out (something promised, desired, predicted, etc.); cause to be or happen
  2. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
  3. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
To bring about; to put into practice
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  1. To bring about; to put into practice
  2. To carry into effect; fulfill; accomplish
  3. To provide the means for the carrying out of; give practical effect to
To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
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  1. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  2. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
  3. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce.
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  1. To accept a decision or law and act in accordance with it; to conform to; to acquiesce.
  2. To remain faithful to something or someone; to stand to; to adhere.
To stick fast to something; stay attached:
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  1. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
  2. To carry out a plan, scheme, or operation without deviation:
  3. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
(Idiomatic) To fulfill.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To fulfill.
  2. To hold while moving something out.
(Archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.
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  1. (Archaic) To fulfill; to accomplish.
  2. To yield assent; to accord; agree, or acquiesce; to adapt one's self; to consent or conform.
  3. To act in accordance (with a request, order, rule, etc.)
To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
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  1. To bring into harmony or agreement; adapt
  2. To be or become the same or similar
  3. To behave in a conventional way, esp. in accepting without question customs, traditions, prevailing opinion, etc.
To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
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  1. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
To take notice; give heed:
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  1. To take notice; give heed:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. To be careful about:
To be guided by; submit to the control of
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  1. To be guided by; submit to the control of
  2. To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
  3. To carry out (an instruction or order)
To adhere to, follow, keep, or abide by (a law, custom, duty, rule, etc.)
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  1. To adhere to, follow, keep, or abide by (a law, custom, duty, rule, etc.)
  2. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
  3. To say or mention casually; remark
To mark (a happy occasion) by engaging in some pleasurable activity
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  1. To mark (a happy occasion) by engaging in some pleasurable activity
  2. To observe an occasion with appropriate ceremony or festivity.
  3. To observe a holiday, anniversary, etc. with festivities
To serve as a memorial to:
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  1. To serve as a memorial to:
  2. To honor the memory of, as by a ceremony
  3. To honor the memory of (a person or event, for example), especially with a ceremony.
To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
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  1. To be or become aware of, especially through careful and directed attention; notice:
  2. To act in acknowledgment of (a holiday, for example); keep or celebrate:
  3. To watch or be present without participating actively:
(US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
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  1. (US) To make solemn, or official, through ceremony or legal act.
  2. To celebrate with formal ceremony or according to ritual
  3. To perform (a marriage, for example) with formal ceremony.
Feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
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  1. Feeding, being fed; the provision of food and other necessities.
  2. The act or process of giving or receiving nourishment.
  3. Support; sustenance.
A means of livelihood; maintenance.
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  1. A means of livelihood; maintenance.
  2. (Law) An allowance for support made under court order to a divorced person by the former spouse, usually the chief provider during the marriage. Alimony may also be granted without a divorce, as between legally separated persons.
  3. (Obs.) Supply of the means of living; maintenance
Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life:
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  1. Food in general, regarded as necessary for sustaining life:
  2. Means of support; livelihood:
  3. The means of living; livelihood
Used other than as an idiom: see bread,"Ž butter.
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  1. Used other than as an idiom: see bread,"Ž butter.
  2. (Idiomatic) That which is central or fundamental, as to one's business, survival, or income; a staple or cornerstone.
  3. Means of support; livelihood.
(Now rare) Property which brings in an income; an estate. [from 15th c.]
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  1. (Now rare) Property which brings in an income; an estate. [from 15th c.]
  2. Means of living or of supporting life; subsistence
  3. Means of support; subsistence.
The means of sustaining life; livelihood
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  1. The means of sustaining life; livelihood
  2. A means of maintaining life; livelihood:
  3. A manner or style of life:
Means of support or livelihood:
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  1. Means of support or livelihood:
  2. A maintaining or being maintained; upkeep, support, defense, etc.; specif., the work of keeping a building, machinery, etc. in good repair
  3. Means of support or sustenance; livelihood
The act of providing sustenance
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  1. The act of providing sustenance
  2. (Philos.) The status of something that exists in itself as an individual whole
  3. Means of support or livelihood; often, specif., the barest means in terms of food, clothing, and shelter needed to sustain life
The state of being supported:
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  1. The state of being supported:
  2. The provision of money or the necessities of life:
  3. The act of supporting:
Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
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  1. Something, especially food, that sustains life or health:
  2. Something that sustains something else; essential support:
  3. One's means of livelihood; maintenance; support
The cost of such maintenance.
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  1. The cost of such maintenance.
  2. The act of keeping up buildings, equipment, etc.; maintenance
  3. Maintenance in proper operation, condition, and repair.
A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
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  1. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
  2. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
  3. (Mil., Slang) The guardhouse; prison
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
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  1. An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
  2. A place of short-term confinement for persons convicted of minor offenses and regarded as capable of being reformed
  3. An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.
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  1. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.
  2. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
  3. Detention in a jail.
A state or federal prison for persons convicted of serious crimes
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  1. A state or federal prison for persons convicted of serious crimes
  2. A prison for those convicted of major crimes.
  3. A prison
A place or condition of confinement or restriction:
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  1. A place or condition of confinement or restriction:
  2. The state or condition of being confined, restricted, or limited in any way
  3. A building, usually with cells, where convicted criminals, esp. those serving longer sentences, are confined
The state of being locked.
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  1. The state of being locked.
  2. A jail
  3. (Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
A device with a half-tubular metal point split into two nibs, now used esp. by artists and draftsmen
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  1. A device with a half-tubular metal point split into two nibs, now used esp. by artists and draftsmen
  2. An instrument for writing or drawing with ink or similar fluid, especially:
  3. A penitentiary; a prison.
(Slang) A penitentiary
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  1. (Slang) A penitentiary
  2. (Slang) Prison, jail.
A usually cylindrical metal container.
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  1. A usually cylindrical metal container.
  2. Any of various containers usually or traditionally cylindrical, made of metal, and with a separate cover
  3. (Slang) A jail or prison.
Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
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  1. Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
  2. (Onomatopoeia) The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
  3. (Informal) A jail; prison
A device, container, or room for cooling things or keeping them cool
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  1. A device, container, or room for cooling things or keeping them cool
  2. A cold drink, usually carbonated, fruit-flavored, and containing wine or other alcoholic ingredients.
  3. (US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
(--- Slang) A jail
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  1. (--- Slang) A jail
  2. A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
  3. (Slang) A jail or prison.
(Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
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  1. (Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
A prison. Often used with the.
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  1. A prison. Often used with the.
  2. The way in which two things are joined at such a part
  3. A prison
A sound meant to imitate a nightingale's note
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  1. A sound meant to imitate a nightingale's note
  2. (Slang) A jail.
  3. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
(Slang) A jail
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  1. (Slang) A jail
  2. A jail or prison.
(Slang) A jail.
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  1. (Slang) A jail.
  2. One that slams:
  3. (Slang) A prison or jail
Movement; activity; agitation
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  1. Movement; activity; agitation
  2. A slight movement:
  3. (Slang) A prison
A jail.
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  1. A jail.
  2. (US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.
  3. (Slang, Dial., former) A prison; jail
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