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Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
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  1. Anything used to fasten; bolt, clasp, hook, lock, button, etc.
  2. The act or way of making something fast, or secure
  3. Something, such as a hook, used to attach one thing to another firmly.
A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
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  1. A curved or sharply bent device, usually of metal, used to catch, drag, suspend, or fasten something else.
  2. A small metal catch inserted in a loop, or eye, to fasten clothes together
  3. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
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  1. A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
  2. The act of catching, especially the grabbing and holding of a thrown, kicked, or batted ball before it hits the ground.
  3. A paradox in a law, regulation, or practice that makes one a victim of its provisions no matter what one does
A fastening for a window, etc.
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  1. A fastening for a window, etc.
  2. A spring lock, as for a door, that is opened from the outside by a key.
  3. A fastening for a door or gate, esp. one capable of being worked from either side by means of a lever and consisting of a bar that drops into a notch in a piece attached to the doorjamb or gatepost
A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
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  1. A fastener consisting of a threaded pin or rod with a head at one end, designed to be inserted through holes in assembled parts and secured by a mated nut that is tightened by applying torque.
  2. A similar bar in a lock, moved by a key
  3. A metal bar or rod in the mechanism of a lock that is thrown or withdrawn by turning the key.
(Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
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  1. (Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
  2. A counter at which drinks, especially alcoholic drinks, and sometimes food, are served.
  3. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. A legal obstacle or barrier that prevents or destroys a legal action or claim, especially one that prevents the relitigation of an issue or the formation of a valid contract. See also double jeopardy, estoppel, merger, plea, and res judicata. To prevent, prohibit, or act as a bar to. In bar. As a bar to an action. For example, if a defendant in a criminal action was acquitted earlier of the same charges that he is now accused, he may plead double jeopardy in bar. At bar. Now before the court. For example, an action that is before the court may be referred to as the case at bar. The legal profession in general. A group of attorneys admitted to practice law in a particular jurisdiction or before a particular court or who practice in a common field or area of expertise in the law. The railing in a courtroom that separates the area used by the judge, lawyers, and court personnel to conduct judicial business from the seating provided for observers. See also bench.
The chief commodity, or any of the most important commodities, made, grown, or sold in a particular place, region, country, etc.
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  1. The chief commodity, or any of the most important commodities, made, grown, or sold in a particular place, region, country, etc.
  2. A similar piece of thin wire driven through papers and clinched over as a binding
  3. A similarly shaped piece of metal with pointed ends, driven into a surface to secure a bolt, hook, hasp, or length of wiring.
A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
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  1. A metal fastener with a hinged slotted part that fits over a staple and is secured by a pin, bolt, or padlock.
  2. A hinged metal fastening for a door, window, lid, etc.; esp., a metal piece that fits over a staple and is held in place by a pin or padlock
The bent or flattened part of a clinched nail, bolt, etc.
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  1. The bent or flattened part of a clinched nail, bolt, etc.
  2. (Sports) An act or instance of clinching in boxing.
  3. Something, such as a clamp, that clinches.
A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture.
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  1. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture. A written promise to pay or forfeit money or perform some act upon the occurrence or nonoccurrence of a specific act or the passage of a specified amount of time. See also indenture.
  2. A substance or device, as glue, solder, or a chain, which holds things together or unites them
  3. A force of attraction that holds atoms or ions together in a molecule or crystal. Bonds are usually created by a transfer or sharing of one or more electrons. There are single, double, and triple bonds.
A removable lock with a hinged or pivoting link to be passed through a staple, chain, or eye
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  1. A removable lock with a hinged or pivoting link to be passed through a staple, chain, or eye
  2. A detachable lock with a U-shaped bar hinged at one end, designed to be passed through the staple of a hasp or a link in a chain and then snapped shut.
A latching device that prevents accidental activation of a dangerous event, an interlock. Colloquially shortened to just a safety.
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  1. A latching device that prevents accidental activation of a dangerous event, an interlock. Colloquially shortened to just a safety.
The sound of heavy footsteps
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  1. The sound of heavy footsteps
  2. Any of various tools with opposing, often adjustable sides or parts for bracing objects or holding them together.
Any of various devices used to fasten something securely.
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  1. Any of various devices used to fasten something securely.
  2. (Biology) An organ or structure of attachment, especially the basal, rootlike formation by which certain seaweeds or other algae are attached to a substrate.
  3. (Zool.) An organ of a parasitic or sessile organism, specialized for attachment to a host or other object
A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
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  1. A metal bar attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to show a subsequent award of the same medal or to specify the type or place of service
  2. A fastener or holder, particularly one that clasps.
  3. A small metal bar or other device attached to the ribbon of a military decoration to indicate the action or service for which it was awarded or an additional award of the same medal.
A torch formerly used for lighting one's way in the streets.
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  1. A torch formerly used for lighting one's way in the streets.
  2. (Computers) A graphical item or segment of text in a webpage or other electronic document that, when clicked, causes another webpage or section of the same webpage to be displayed:
  3. A unit in a connected series of units:
The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
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  1. The act or process of joining or the condition of being joined.
  2. A connection between conductors or sections of a transmission line.
  3. A place where two things join or meet, especially a place where two roads or railway routes come together and one terminates.
A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system:
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  1. A physical link, such as by wire or fiber-optic cable, between two or more points in a telecommunications system:
  2. A conveyance or scheduled run providing continuing service between means of transportation:
  3. A person, especially one of influence or importance, with whom one is associated, as by kinship or common interests:
A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
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  1. A thing that prevents passage or approach; obstruction, as a fence, wall, etc.
  2. (Horse Racing) The movable gate used to keep the horses in line at the starting point
  3. A movable gate that keeps racehorses in line before the start of a race.
An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
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  1. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud. An invention, typically a mechanical object; a tactic or contrivance for the purpose of committing a deception or fraud.
  2. A design, often with a motto, on a coat of arms; heraldic emblem
  3. A contrivance or invention serving a particular purpose, especially a machine used to perform one or more relatively simple tasks.
(Computing, programming) A state that can be recreated, used as a baseline for running software tests.
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  1. (Computing, programming) A state that can be recreated, used as a baseline for running software tests.
  2. Personal property that is attached to a structure or to land in such a way as to be considered a part of it. Personal property that is attached to a structure or to land in such a way as to be considered a part of it.
  3. One that is invariably present in and long associated with a place:
The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
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  1. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  2. A member of a film production crew who adjusts sets, lighting, and props and sometimes assists the camera operator.
  3. Any special manner of clasping hands by which members of a secret or fraternal society identify one another as such
A device consisting of two or more hinged, movable iron prongs for grasping and moving heavy objects
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  1. A device consisting of two or more hinged, movable iron prongs for grasping and moving heavy objects
  2. Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
  3. An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
A decorative button to which such a tuft is fastened
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  1. A decorative button to which such a tuft is fastened
  2. A bunch of hairs, feathers, grass, etc. growing closely together or attached at the base
  3. A short cluster of elongated strands, as of yarn, hair, or grass, attached at the base or growing close together.
A woman's or girl's hair, esp. when long and falling loosely
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  1. A woman's or girl's hair, esp. when long and falling loosely
  2. A lock of human hair
A curl of hair, esp. a long one
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  1. A curl of hair, esp. a long one
  2. A long, spirally curled lock of hair.
  3. A lock, tress.
(Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
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  1. (Informal) A considerable number or amount; a lot:
  2. A group of like items or individuals gathered or placed together:
  3. A group of things growing close together; a cluster or clump:
Tobacco leaves twisted into the shape of a roll
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  1. Tobacco leaves twisted into the shape of a roll
  2. A change in direction; a turn:
  3. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
(Informal) One that is small or slight in size or stature.
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  1. (Informal) One that is small or slight in size or stature.
  2. Heavy hand shears used esp. for cutting sheet metal
  3. A small piece cut or clipped off.
A band or strip formed by braiding
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  1. A band or strip formed by braiding
  2. A ribbon or band used to fasten the hair.
  3. A braided segment or length, as of hair, fabric, or fiber.
(Archaic) pleat
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  1. (Archaic) pleat
  2. A braid, especially of hair.
To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
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  1. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  2. To start suddenly and run away:
  3. To secure or lock with or as if with a bolt.
To rule out; except:
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  1. To rule out; except:
  2. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
  3. To fasten with or as with a bar
To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
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  1. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To protect or ensure the privacy or secrecy of (a telephone line, for example).
  3. To bring about; effect:
An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
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  1. An elongated, offshore ridge of sand, gravel, or other unconsolidated sediment, formed by the action of waves or long-shore currents and submerged at least during high tide. Bars are especially common near the mouths of rivers or estuaries.
  2. A ridgelike mound of sand, gravel or silt formed within a stream, along its banks, or at its mouth. Bars form where the stream's current slows down, causing sediment to be deposited.
  3. To fasten with or as with a bar
To keep within bounds; restrict:
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  1. To keep within bounds; restrict:
  2. (Rare) To border (on) or be contiguous (with or to another region)
  3. To have a common boundary; to border; to lie contiguous; to touch; followed by on or with.
To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off:
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  1. To divide or separate with or as if with a wall. Often used with off:
  2. To block or close (an opening or passage, for example) with or as if with a wall.
  3. To confine or seal behind a wall; immure:
(Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
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  1. (Archaic) To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
  2. To keep in custody or confinement:
  3. Keep (someone) from proceeding by holding them back or making claims on their attention.
To build into a wall:
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  1. To build into a wall:
  2. To shut up within or as within walls; imprison, confine, or seclude
To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
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  1. To restrict, limit, or confine in any way
  2. To put or keep in prison; jail
  3. To put in or as if in prison; confine.
To shut up; confine
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  1. To shut up; confine
  2. To put in a prison or jail.
  3. To imprison; jail
To detain or confine (foreign persons, ships, etc.), as during a war
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  1. To detain or confine (foreign persons, ships, etc.), as during a war
  2. To confine, especially in wartime.
  3. To train or serve as an intern.
To put or keep in or as in jail
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  1. To put or keep in or as in jail
  2. To detain in a jail.
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