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To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
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  1. To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
  2. To give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips
  3. To touch lightly or gently
(Sports) To get ahead of (an opponent) in a race by one or more complete circuits of the course, as in running, or by two or more lengths of a pool in swimming.
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  1. (Sports) To get ahead of (an opponent) in a race by one or more complete circuits of the course, as in running, or by two or more lengths of a pool in swimming.
  2. To project beyond something in space, or extend beyond something in time
  3. To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another:
(Music) To separate or articulate (notes played on a brass or wind instrument) by shutting off the stream of air with the tongue.
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  1. (Music) To separate or articulate (notes played on a brass or wind instrument) by shutting off the stream of air with the tongue.
  2. To touch, lick, etc. with the tongue
  3. (Music) To play by tonguing
To consume by lapping
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  1. To consume by lapping
  2. (Idiomatic) To revel in, to overtly enjoy
To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
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  1. To hit or propel (a ball, for example) with a smoothly regulated swing.
  2. (Informal) To behave attentively or flatteringly toward (someone), especially in order to restore confidence or gain cooperation.
  3. To hit a ball in playing tennis, golf, etc.
To move (a thing) against something else, or move (things) over each other with pressure and friction
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  1. To move (a thing) against something else, or move (things) over each other with pressure and friction
  2. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
  3. To move (one's hand, a cloth, etc.) over, or spread or apply (polish, etc.) on or over, a surface or object in this way
To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
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  1. To bring (one thing) into light contact with something else:
  2. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
  3. To play (a musical piece).
To touch or stroke in an affectionate or loving manner.
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  1. To touch or stroke in an affectionate or loving manner.
  2. To touch or move as if with a caress:
To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
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  1. To undergo washing without fading or other damage:
  2. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
  3. To soak (out), flush (off), or carry (away) by or as by the use or action of water
To put (a specified card) into play
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  1. To put (a specified card) into play
  2. To act or conduct oneself in a specified way:
  3. (Music) To perform on an instrument:
To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
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  1. To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
  2. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  3. To touch lightly in passing; brush.
To touch something lightly in moving past.
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  1. To touch something lightly in moving past.
  2. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  3. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
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  1. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
  2. To read quickly or in cursory fashion:
  3. To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
To move or carry along with a sweeping movement
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  1. To move or carry along with a sweeping movement
  2. To strip, clear, carry away, remove, or destroy with a forceful movement or movements
  3. To win all the games or events of (a series, set, or match)
To form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze
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  1. To form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze
  2. To give a wavy form or appearance to
  3. To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.
To stroke or handle (someone or something) in a tender and loving way; caress
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  1. To stroke or handle (someone or something) in a tender and loving way; caress
  2. To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly.
  3. To touch or stroke (someone), often inappropriately, in making sexual advances
To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
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  1. To bring comfort, composure, or relief.
  2. To ease or relieve (pain, for example).
  3. To calm or placate (a person, for example).
To have a calming or soothing effect.
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  1. To have a calming or soothing effect.
  2. To make or become tranquil; specif., to calm by the use of a tranquilizer
  3. To become tranquil; relax.
To make or become calm or quiet:
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  1. To make or become calm or quiet:
To cause to become quiet:
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  1. To cause to become quiet:
  2. To become quiet
  3. To become quiet:
(--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
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  1. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  2. (Slang) To send, hand, or give in a swift or hasty way
  3. To photograph or record electronically a scene or subject
To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
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  1. To serve as an advance person for a trip to be made by a politician or a dignitary.
  2. To move against another, as when attacking:
  3. To cause to move forward:
To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
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  1. To vary irregularly, especially in amount:
  2. To move back and forth or up and down; rise and fall; undulate, as waves
  3. To be continually changing or varying in an irregular way
To move quickly in a nervous, restless, or excited fashion; flit.
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  1. To move quickly in a nervous, restless, or excited fashion; flit.
  2. To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
  3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
To produce (sound) by vibration.
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  1. To produce (sound) by vibration.
  2. To give off (light or sound) by vibration
  3. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly:
To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another:
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  1. To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another:
  2. To propel oneself quickly upward or a long way; spring or jump:
  3. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
To become diverted:
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  1. To become diverted:
  2. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  3. To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
To fluctuate or oscillate
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  1. To fluctuate or oscillate
  2. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
  3. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
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  1. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
  2. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
  3. (Intransitive) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
To quiver, quake, totter, vibrate, etc.
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  1. To quiver, quake, totter, vibrate, etc.
  2. To feel great fear or anxiety
  3. To feel fear or anxiety:
To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
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  1. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
  2. (Intransitive) To beat strongly or rapidly; said especially of the heart.
  3. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
To flare up suddenly:
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  1. To flare up suddenly:
  2. To give off a strong, vivid light; shine very brightly; glare
  3. To prepare or lead (the way in an endeavor):
(Informal) To snatch, pull, or remove in a sudden manner:
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  1. (Informal) To snatch, pull, or remove in a sudden manner:
  2. To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
  3. To strike with a strap or rod; lash:
(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
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  1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
  2. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  3. In a trim manner.
To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail:
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  1. To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail:
  2. To move wildly or violently:
  3. To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously
To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
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  1. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
  2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
  3. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual:
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  1. To prevent from coming to fruition or fulfillment; render ineffectual:
  2. (Psychol.) To prevent from gratifying certain impulses or desires, either conscious or unconscious
  3. To prevent from achieving an objective; foil; baffle; defeat
(Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
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  1. (Informal) To avoid or counter the effects of, often by thinking ahead; circumvent:
  2. To emit sound when struck:
  3. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
(Informal) To actively promote or deal in
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  1. (Informal) To actively promote or deal in
  2. To beat severely with a whip or rod.
  3. To beat with a strap, stick, whip, etc., esp. as punishment
To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
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  1. To conceal from the knowledge of others; keep secret
  2. To prevent the disclosure or recognition of; conceal:
  3. To cut off from sight; cover up:
To fasten or tie with a rope, etc.
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  1. To fasten or tie with a rope, etc.
  2. To swing or move quickly or angrily; switch
  3. To move quickly or violently; switch
To give a severe beating to; flog
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  1. To give a severe beating to; flog
  2. To move or toss about violently, flinging the arms, legs, etc. about wildly or vigorously
  3. To move wildly or violently:
To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
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  1. To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
  2. To move, pull, jerk, snatch, throw, etc. suddenly
  3. To strike, as with a strap or rod; lash; beat
To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
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  1. To decorate, especially by adding a border or contrasting element:
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. To beat, punish, thrash, etc.
To arrive or finish before (another):
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  1. To arrive or finish before (another):
  2. (Informal) To be superior to or better than:
  3. To take beating or stirring
In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
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  1. In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
  2. To get the better of; beat:
  3. Well
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
(Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
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  1. (Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
  2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
  3. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
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  1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  2. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
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  1. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  2. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
  3. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
To poke around; rummage.
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  1. To poke around; rummage.
  2. To use a router in woodworking.
  3. To dig up or turn over with the snout
To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
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  1. To make less intense or prominent; reduce or tone down:
  2. To subjugate (a region or people, for example) by military force.
  3. To bring under control by physical force, persuasion, or other means; overcome:
To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
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  1. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
  2. To cause to become subservient; subdue
  3. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
(Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
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  1. (Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
  2. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
  3. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
  3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
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  1. To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
  2. In the worst manner
  3. To get the better of; defeat
(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
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  1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
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  1. To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
  2. To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
  3. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
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  1. To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
  2. (Informal) To do very well, esp., by earning a grade of A, in, on, etc.
  3. (Slang) To defeat completely; get the best of
(Informal) A sudden burst of action:
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  1. (Informal) A sudden burst of action:
  2. (--- Informal) A display of enthusiasm or vigor
  3. A fringe of hair cut short and straight across the forehead.
The state of blossoming:
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  1. The state of blossoming:
  2. A mass of blossoms:
  3. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
A blow, with or as with the hand; rap
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  1. A blow, with or as with the hand; rap
  2. Any piece of cloth, esp. one for cleaning; rag
  3. A piece of cloth, especially a baby's diaper.
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
A successful or popular venture:
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  1. A successful or popular venture:
  2. A blow, shot, etc. that strikes its mark
  3. (Baseball) A base hit.
The part of a canal between two locks, and therefore at the same water level.
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  1. The part of a canal between two locks, and therefore at the same water level.
  2. The pound key on a telephone.
  3. The sound of a heavy blow; a thump.
A line of cast type in a single strip of metal.
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  1. A line of cast type in a single strip of metal.
  2. A person, vehicle, etc. that moves sluggishly
  3. A line of type made in one piece or strip, as by a linotype machine
A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
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  1. A short stocking reaching a point between the ankle and the knee.
  2. A blow
  3. A knitted covering for the foot and ankle, like a short stocking, sometimes extending to just below the knee
A special unit of a law enforcement agency, trained to deal with violence, riots, terrorism, etc.
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  1. A special unit of a law enforcement agency, trained to deal with violence, riots, terrorism, etc.
  2. A quick, sharp blow, as with a bat or swatter
  3. A sharp blow or hit.
A blow with something flat
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  1. A blow with something flat
  2. A hard blow with a flat object; a whack.
(--- Rare) Such a blow
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  1. (--- Rare) Such a blow
  2. A lash or blow producing such a mark.
  3. A strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at the edge or seam of a garment, cushion, etc. to reinforce or trim it
The sound of this
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  1. The sound of this
  2. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
  3. A sharp, swift blow.
The sound of such a blow.
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  1. The sound of such a blow.
  2. A forceful, resounding blow.
  3. A heavy blow, impact, etc.
A heavy blow; a sharp thud.
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  1. A heavy blow; a sharp thud.
  2. A sharp, resounding blow, stroke, thump, etc.
(Slang) A gala event or party
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  1. (Slang) A gala event or party
  2. (Informal) A heavy, crushing blow.
  3. (Informal) A violent blow
A blow or punch.
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  1. A blow or punch.
  2. A blow; strike; hit
A post–World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
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  1. A post–World War II style of jazz characterized by rhythmic and harmonic complexity, improvised solo performances, and a brilliant style of execution.
  2. A style of jazz, esp. in its development from about 1945 to 1955, characterized by complex rhythms, experimental harmonic structures, and instrumental virtuosity
  3. A blow; a punch.
Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
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  1. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
  2. (Informal) A quick sharp blow:
  3. A single occasion; a time:
A powerful effect:
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  1. A powerful effect:
  2. (Informal, Dial.) A heavy, clumsy movement of the body
  3. The power to strike a hard blow
A region distinguished from others in some way
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  1. A region distinguished from others in some way
  2. A continuous band or chain for transferring motion or power or conveying materials from one wheel or shaft to another.
  3. A strip or band of leather or other material worn around the waist to hold clothing up, support tools, etc., or as an ornament or sign of rank
A shelflike growth of fungus found on various trees, usually on the trunk
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  1. A shelflike growth of fungus found on various trees, usually on the trunk
  2. A blow, especially on the head.
  3. A hairstyle in which the hair is straightened, usually by chemical means.
A foodstuff, pounded or ground until fine and made creamy, soft, etc.
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  1. A foodstuff, pounded or ground until fine and made creamy, soft, etc.
  2. A hard, brilliant glass containing oxide of lead, used in making artificial gems; strass
  3. (Slang) A blow, or punch, as with the fist
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