Part of speech:
The state of being supported:
(Slang) A jail
(Slang) A jail or prison.
(Informal) A jail; prison
(Slang) A prison
A penitentiary; a prison.
(Uncountable) Confinement in prison.
A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.
An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
Means of support; livelihood:
To maintain throughout; to keep intact.
To stop the movement or progress of:
To defend or hold against criticism or attack:
To celebrate or keep (a holiday, etc.) according to custom
To keep from happening; avert:
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
To continue to have or hold in
To set free from the consequences of sin; redeem:
To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
To be in charge of or at work at; manage or operate
To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
(Comput.) To put or keep (information) on a disk, tape, etc.
To provide (a rifle, for example) with a stock.
To celebrate or observe with dignity and gravity:
To be or provide a shield for; defend; protect; guard
To restrain in freedom of expression or action
To provide with a screen or screens:
To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
Reserve is defined as to save or secure, particularly for future use.
To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
To have mastery or knowledge of:
To hinder (progress, an activity, etc.); impede
Manage is defined as to succeed despite difficulties or to control, influence or take charge.
To provide a harbor or safe place for.
To hold in check; control; restrain
To provide entertainment.
To remain firm, as under trial or suffering; to suffer patiently or without yielding; to bear up under adversity; to hold out.
To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
(Obs.) To withhold
To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
To hold in restraint; check:
To be capable of holding:
To honor the memory of (a person or event, for example), especially with a ceremony.
The definition of amass is to gather or collect a large amount of something.
(Med.) To prevent the transmission of impulses in (a nerve), esp. by anesthetizing
To prevent the flow or passage of:
(Sports) To hurl with an overhand pushing motion:
To lay up or away for safekeeping; to put up; to store.
After all others in chronology or sequence:
In a direct manner; directly
To direct the taking of (an oath).
To secure and maintain a tight hold on; seize firmly.
To hold with the arms; embrace.
To carry out or comply with (a command, for example).
To be careful about:
To accept the guidance, command, or leadership of:
To comply is to do what is asked of you or to act in accordance with a set of standards.
(Intransitive) To be consistent or coherent; to be in accordance; to agree.
To perform; do:
Perform is defined as to complete something, to meet the requirements or to act in a show.
To carry out; to do
To engage in exercise.
To perform or execute; carry out:
Refrain is defined as to keep from doing, feeling or saying something.
To refrain or abstain
To refrain from voting:
To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
To force into, or hold in, close bounds; confine
Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
To check or control with or as if with a bit.
(Commerce) To keep in stock; deal in
Means of support; subsistence.
A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
In the game of Pogs, the heavier piece used to strike the stack of counters.
(Poker, colloquial) A cold deck.
To stop using, doing, etc.; cease; give up
To cause to give up a habit:
To wander from or become ignorant of:
Ignore is defined as to deliberately disregard, or to avoid noticing.
The definition of allow means to permit or to give permission.
To buy for one's personal needs
To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
To perform for an audience:
To fail or refuse to accept or pay (a note, bill, or check, for example).
To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To continue to exist; endure; persist; last
To retain in the memory:
To save; reserve:
To become deeper in tone:
To arrange for the publication or display of:
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