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An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place:
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  1. An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place:
  2. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
  3. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
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  1. The concluding stage of an attack in which close combat occurs with the enemy.
  2. A rigorous or energetic effort to accomplish something difficult:
  3. A military attack, such as one launched against a fortified area or place.
A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
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  1. A hostile or adversarial confrontation:
  2. A direct meeting, as in conflict or battle
  3. A meeting, especially one that is unplanned, unexpected, or brief:
A signal to begin, as in a race
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  1. A signal to begin, as in a race
  2. A position of advantage over others, as in a race or an endeavor; a lead:
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
The first performance:
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  1. The first performance:
  2. An unfilled job or position; a vacancy.
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
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  1. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
  2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
  3. An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
A violent physical attack, as with blows.
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  1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
  2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
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  1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
  2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An attack; an assault:
The person, army, etc. that is attacking
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  1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
  3. Attitude or position of attack
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent attack.
A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
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  1. A concerted refusal by employees to go on working, in an attempt to force an employer to grant certain demands, as for higher wages, better working conditions, etc.
  2. An attack, especially a military air attack on a single group of targets.
  3. (Sports) A scoring attempt, often resulting in a goal.
The first part:
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  1. The first part:
  2. The time when something begins or is begun:
  3. The act or process of bringing or being brought into being; a start:
The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
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  1. The set of characteristics or circumstances received from one's ancestors; inheritance:
  2. The beginning of anything
  3. A beginning or commencement.
The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
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  1. The day when degrees are conferred by colleges and universities upon students and others.
  2. The act or time of commencing; beginning; start
  3. A beginning; a start.
A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
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  1. A female given name sometimes given to a girl born at that time of day.
  2. A first appearance; a beginning:
  3. The beginning of daylight in the morning; daybreak
The coming into being of something; the origin.
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  1. The coming into being of something; the origin.
  2. (Proper) The first book of the Bible, giving an account of the Creation
  3. The way in which something comes to be; beginning; origin
The beginning of something; start; commencement
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  1. The beginning of something; start; commencement
A state of incipiency; a quality of nascence.
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A beginning; first part; commencement
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  1. A beginning; first part; commencement
  2. A specific pattern or series of beginning moves in certain games, especially chess.
  3. Start of operations; formal beginning
(Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
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  1. (Anat.) The less movable of the two points of attachment of a muscle, usually the end attached to the more rigid part of the skeleton
  2. That in which something has its beginning; source; root; cause
  3. A coming into existence or use; beginning
The beginning or initial stage of something
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  1. The beginning or initial stage of something
  2. The initial stage of something; the beginning:
  3. A setting out; beginning; start
That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
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  1. That season of the year in which plants begin to grow after lying dormant all winter: in the North Temperate Zone, generally regarded as including the months of March, April, and May: in the astronomical year, that period between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice
  2. Any period of beginning or newness
  3. A source, beginning, or motive:
An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
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  1. An opportunity of beginning or entering upon a career, etc.
  2. A lead or other advantage, as at the beginning of a race or contest
  3. An instance of beginning a race:
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