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Small in girth in proportion to height or length; slender
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  1. Small in girth in proportion to height or length; slender
  2. Small in quantity or amount; meager:
Hanging straight and limp; not curly
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  1. Hanging straight and limp; not curly
  2. Slender or lean
  3. Long, straight, and limp:
Having little flesh; lean.
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  1. Having little flesh; lean.
  2. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
  3. Thin; lean; emaciated
Of or pertaining to fibre.
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  1. Of or pertaining to fibre.
  2. Containing or composed of fibers
  3. Having, consisting of, or resembling fibers.
Having well-developed muscles; strong; brawny
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  1. Having well-developed muscles; strong; brawny
  2. Having well-developed muscles:
  3. Of, relating to, or consisting of muscle:
(Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
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  1. (Of a person) possessing physical strength and weight; rugged and powerful.
  2. (Figuratively) Having or showing nervous strength.
  3. Lean and muscular.
Full of substance; thought-provoking; pithy
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  1. Full of substance; thought-provoking; pithy
  2. Resembling meat in flavour, etc.
  3. Of a person or a body part, large and solid.
To move or walk:
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  1. To move or walk:
  2. To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
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  1. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
  2. To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
  3. To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
To decline in price, value, sales, etc.
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  1. To decline in price, value, sales, etc.
  2. To decline, as in value or price:
  3. To lose vigor, firmness, or resilience:
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
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  1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
  2. To diminish or decrease in degree, volume, or strength; subside, as wind, flames, a sound, spirits, etc.
  3. A part of the physical environment, or more generally any physical system, that absorbs some form of matter or energy. For example, a forest acts as a sink for carbon dioxide because it absorbs more of the gas in photosynthesis than it releases in respiration. Coral reefs are a long-lasting sink for carbon, which they sequester in their skeletons in the form of calcium carbonate.
To express polite refusal:
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  1. To express polite refusal:
  2. To bend, turn, or slope downward or aside
  3. To draw to a gradual close:
To lean or cause to lean to the side:
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  1. To lean or cause to lean to the side:
  2. To enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
  3. To set forth (a series of names, items, etc.) in order
To give tips or a tip:
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  1. To give tips or a tip:
  2. (Sports) To deflect or tap (a ball, puck, etc.) in a particular direction, esp. into a goal
  3. (--- Sports) To tap or deflect (a ball or puck, for example), especially in scoring.
To escort deferentially:
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  1. To escort deferentially:
  2. To indicate (agreement, thanks, etc.) by bowing
  3. To convey (greeting, for example) by bending the body.
To sway back and forth or up and down, or to hang down, as the tops of trees
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  1. To sway back and forth or up and down, or to hang down, as the tops of trees
  2. To summon, guide, or send by nodding the head:
  3. To bend the head forward slightly and raise it again quickly, as a sign of greeting, command, acknowledgment, invitation, or, specif., of agreement or assent
To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
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  1. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  2. To produce (thread, cord, etc.) in this way
  3. To turn one way and then another, as a path; wind; meander
To set the hammer of (a gun) in firing position
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  1. To set the hammer of (a gun) in firing position
  2. To tilt or turn up or to one side, usually in a jaunty or alert manner:
  3. To set (a device, such as a camera shutter) in a position ready for use.
To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
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  1. To repose (confidence, trust, hope, etc.) in a person or thing
  2. To appoint to a post:
  3. To arrange for the publication or display of:
To cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
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  1. To cause (a ship) to lean or lie on one side, as on a beach, for cleaning, repairs, etc.
  2. To move forward rapidly, especially with a swaying motion or with minimal control; career:
  3. To clean, caulk, or repair (a ship in this position).
To start to move or operate:
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  1. To start to move or operate:
  2. To work or succeed in a sustained way; gain momentum:
  3. To take part in a bowling game
(Intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve
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  1. (Intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve
  2. To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
  3. To turn or swing; change the course of
To allow to droop or sink.
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  1. To allow to droop or sink.
  2. To sink down; hang or bend down
  3. (Intransitive) To slowly become limp; to bend gradually.
To vary from or oscillate randomly about a fixed setting, position, or mode of operation.
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  1. To vary from or oscillate randomly about a fixed setting, position, or mode of operation.
  2. To move easily or gradually away from a set position
  3. To wander about from place to place, from job to job, etc.
To read here and there in a book, etc., or inquire into a subject superficially
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  1. To read here and there in a book, etc., or inquire into a subject superficially
  2. To lower a container, the hand, etc. into liquid, a receptacle, etc., esp. in order to take something out
  3. To place a preparation of finely shredded tobacco in one's mouth.
To play (a game or part of a game) as pitcher.
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  1. To play (a game or part of a game) as pitcher.
  2. To fix or set at a particular point, level, degree, etc.
  3. To set in order for battle
To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
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  1. To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
  2. To lean to one side; slant.
  3. To change the direction of suddenly.
To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
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  1. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
  2. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  3. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
(Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
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  1. (Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
  2. To follow at one's heels:
  3. (Intransitive) To incline to one side, to tilt (especially of ships).
To use gently; spare
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  1. To use gently; spare
  2. To look like; resemble in facial features
  3. (Chiefly Southern US) To resemble in appearance:
To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
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  1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
  2. To deviate from the horizontal or vertical; slant:
  3. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
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  1. To take an oblique direction or course; swing around, as a ship.
  2. To lean to one side; slant.
  3. To use cant; speak in cant
(Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
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  1. (Golf) To hit (a ball) with the heel of the club
  2. To lean or tilt to one side, as a ship or boat in a high wind
  3. To follow at one's heels:
To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
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  1. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
  2. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
  3. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
To enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
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  1. To enter (a name, item, etc.) in a list, directory, catalog, etc.
  2. To enter in a list; register:
  3. To cover, line, or edge with list.
To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
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  1. To pull or drag (a comb or one's fingers, for example) over or through something, such as one's hair.
  2. To use a rake
  3. (--- Informal) To gain in abundance. Often used with in :
To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
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  1. To have or go in a direction other than perpendicular or horizontal; slope.
  2. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
  3. To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
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  1. To have an upward or downward inclination; take an oblique direction; incline; slant
  2. To move or walk:
  3. (Chiefly Brit., Informal) To go or move (off, away, etc.), esp. in a leisurely or furtive way
To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
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  1. To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
  2. To cause to be advantageous to one party rather than another:
  3. To slope; incline; slant; tip
To remove the tip of:
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  1. To remove the tip of:
  2. (Informal) To give secret information to in an attempt to be helpful
  3. To dye the ends of (hair or fur) in order to blend or improve appearance.
To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
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  1. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
  2. To cause (someone) to have a certain tendency: dispose:
  3. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
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  1. To write or tell so as to appeal to a particular interest
  2. To incline or turn from a direct line or course, esp. one that is perpendicular or level; slope
  3. To present so as to conform to a particular bias or appeal to a certain audience:
(Intransitive, Scotland) To be not quite straight, off-centred; to deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
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  1. (Intransitive, Scotland) To be not quite straight, off-centred; to deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
  2. (Intransitive) To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
  3. (Intransitive) To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression.
(With to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [from the early 14th c.]
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  1. (With to) To look after (e.g. an ill person.) [from the early 14th c.]
  2. To accompany as an assistant or protector; to care for the wants of; to look after; to watch; to guard.
  3. To manage the activities and transactions of; run:
To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction:
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  1. To extend, incline, or veer in a specified direction:
  2. (Internet, intransitive, informal) To be the subject of a trend; to be currently popular, relevant or interesting.
  3. To show a general tendency; tend:
The tilt, turn, or slant thus caused
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  1. The tilt, turn, or slant thus caused
  2. The special vocabulary of a profession, discipline, or social group; jargon.
  3. The special words and phrases used by those in a certain sect, occupation, etc.; jargon
A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs.
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  1. A grouping of organisms done purely on the basis of shared features and without regard to evolutionary relationships. Grades may include organisms that do not share a common ancestor, or may exclude some organisms having the same common ancestor as the other organisms in the grade. For this reason, many taxonomists do not accept grades as formal classifications. The class Reptilia (reptiles) is a grade since it includes dinosaurs but not birds, even though birds are descended from dinosaurs.
  2. Any of the divisions in a school curriculum usually equal to one year; most systems in the U.S. include twelve grades after the kindergarten
  3. A slope or gradual inclination, especially of a road or railroad track:
A operator on scalar fields yielding a vector function, where the value of the vector evaluated at any point indicates the direction and degree of change of the field at that point.
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  1. A operator on scalar fields yielding a vector function, where the value of the vector evaluated at any point indicates the direction and degree of change of the field at that point.
  2. The degree to which something inclines; a slope. A mountain road with a gradient of ten percent rises one foot for every ten feet of horizontal length.
  3. (Physics) The rate at which a physical quantity, such as temperature or pressure, changes in response to changes in a given variable, especially distance.
(Botany) The basal end of a plant cutting or tuber used in propagation.
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  1. (Botany) The basal end of a plant cutting or tuber used in propagation.
  2. A tilt, as of a boat, to one side.
  3. The built-up portion of a shoe or boot, supporting the heel.
The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
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  1. The difference in direction of two lines, planes, or surfaces as measured by the angle between them; specif., a property of a line in a plane, being the angle measured from the positive portion of the x-axis to the line in question
  2. Any action, practice, or thing, toward which one is inclined
  3. A characteristic disposition or tendency to act in a certain way; a propensity:
An inclined surface; a slope or gradient:
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  1. An inclined surface; a slope or gradient:
  2. An inclined plane or surface; slope; grade; slant
A considerable number; a long series:
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  1. A considerable number; a long series:
  2. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
  3. List price
The angle between the cutting edge of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the working surface to which the tool is applied.
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  1. The angle between the cutting edge of a tool and a plane perpendicular to the working surface to which the tool is applied.
  2. A long-handled implement with a row of projecting teeth at its head, used especially to gather leaves or to loosen or smooth earth.
  3. Any of various long-handled tools with teeth or prongs at one end, used for gathering loose grass, hay, leaves, etc., or for smoothing broken ground
A personal point of view or opinion:
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  1. A personal point of view or opinion:
  2. (Informal) A quick, oblique look; glance
  3. A line, plane, course, or direction that is other than perpendicular or horizontal; a slope.
A piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain
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  1. A piece of ground that is not flat or level; rising or falling ground; specif., a portion of the side of a hill or mountain
  2. (Mathematics) The rate at which an ordinate of a point of a line on a coordinate plane changes with respect to a change in the abscissa.
  3. (Math.) The trigonometric tangent of the positive angle formed between a given straight line and the x-axis of a pair of Cartesian coordinates
The condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
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  1. The condition or angle of being tilted; slope or slant
  2. A tendency to favor one side in a dispute:
  3. An inclination from the horizontal or vertical; a slant:
A helpful hint:
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  1. A helpful hint:
  2. A piece of private or secret information, especially imparted by someone with expert knowledge about sporting odds, business performance etc. [From mid-19th c.]
  3. A piece of secret information given confidentially in an attempt to be helpful
Without ease or grace
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  1. Without ease or grace
  2. Lacking grace or smoothness; awkward:
  3. Bony and lean; gaunt:
Full of bones:
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  1. Full of bones:
  2. With little flesh; skinny, thin
  3. Thin; emaciated
Without flesh, lacking flesh.
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Looking grim, forbidding, or desolate
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  1. Looking grim, forbidding, or desolate
  2. Thin and bony; hollow-eyed and haggard, as from great hunger or age; emaciated
  3. Thin or emaciated:
Long and lean.
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  1. Long and lean.
  2. Long, straight, and limp:
  3. Slender or lean
Tall and lean, or long and slender
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  1. Tall and lean, or long and slender
  2. (Informal) Somewhat lank; tall, slim, and rather ungraceful or awkward.
  3. Tall, thin, and often ungainly.
Having little flesh; lean.
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  1. Having little flesh; lean.
  2. Of poor quality or small amount; not full or rich; inadequate
  3. Thin; lean; emaciated
Lean; gaunt
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  1. Lean; gaunt
  2. Having a lean, gaunt frame with prominent bones.
  3. (Of a person) thin and bony, having prominent bones, rugged but not necessarily handsome
Stunted or scrubby
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  1. Stunted or scrubby
  2. Stunted or straggly:
  3. Very thin; skinny and bony
Without much flesh; very thin
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  1. Without much flesh; very thin
  2. Having little width; narrow:
  3. Having very little bodily flesh or fat, often unattractively so; very thin.
Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin:
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  1. Having little width in proportion to height or length; long and thin:
  2. Small in amount or extent; meager:
  3. Thin and delicate in build; gracefully slim:
Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
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  1. Small in girth or thickness in proportion to height or length; slender.
  2. Small in quantity or amount; meager:
Free for other use; unoccupied:
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  1. Free for other use; unoccupied:
  2. Lean and trim:
  3. Not fleshy; lean; thin
Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny:
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  1. Lacking resonance or fullness; tinny:
  2. Sparsely supplied or provided; scanty:
  3. Watery:
Slender, delicate, etc. like a twig
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  1. Slender, delicate, etc. like a twig
  2. Full of or covered with twigs
  3. (Of a person) Thin and angular.
Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed:
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  1. Being, characteristic of, or resembling a weed:
  2. Full of or consisting of weeds:
  3. Lean, lanky, ungainly, etc.
Using relatively few words; concise
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  1. Using relatively few words; concise
  2. Short in time, duration, length, or extent.
  3. Of short duration or extent
Comprehensive; inclusive
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  1. Comprehensive; inclusive
  2. Containing or stating briefly all the essentials of something; comprehensive and concise.
  3. Containing all the essentials in a brief form; concise
Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
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  1. Expressing much in few words; clear and succinct.
  2. Brief and to the point; short and clear
Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
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  1. Brief or terse in speech or expression; using few words
Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
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  1. Extending or traveling not far or not far enough:
  2. Lasting a brief time:
  3. (--- popularly) Not diphthongized [the short a in “pan”]
Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
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  1. Characterized by brevity and conciseness of speech
  2. Clearly and briefly stated; terse
  3. Characterized by clear, precise expression in few words; concise and terse:
Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise:
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  1. Presenting the substance in a condensed form; concise:
  2. That presents the substance or general idea in brief form; summarizing; concise; condensed
  3. Performed speedily and without ceremony:
Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
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  1. Brief and to the point; effectively concise:
  2. Free of superfluous words; concise in a polished, smooth way; succinct
  3. Brief or concise to the point of rudeness; curt
Free for other use; unoccupied:
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  1. Free for other use; unoccupied:
  2. Not lavish, abundant, or excessive; meager:
  3. Being in excess of what is needed; extra:
Leaving little empty space through compression; compact:
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  1. Leaving little empty space through compression; compact:
  2. Stretched or drawn out fully:
  3. Barely profitable:
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