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To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection:
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  1. To present a dissenting or opposing argument; raise an objection:
  2. To bring forward as a reason, instance, etc.; adduce
  3. To put forward in or as a reason for opposition; offer as criticism:
To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
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  1. To subject or allow to be subjected to an action, influence, or condition:
  2. To lay open (to danger, attack, ridicule, etc.); leave unprotected
  3. (Photog.) To subject (a sensitized film or plate) to radiation having a photochemical effect
To have an unfavorable opinion:
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  1. To have an unfavorable opinion:
  2. To refuse to approve; reject.
  3. To have or express an unfavorable opinion of; consider (something) wrong; condemn
To dispute or argue about.
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  1. To dispute or argue about.
  2. To take part in a formal discussion or a contest in which opposing sides of a question are argued
  3. To discuss or argue (a question, for example) formally.
To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
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  1. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  2. To argue; debate
  3. To question the truth of; doubt
To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
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  1. To assert to be untrue, often by saying the opposite:
  2. To deny the statement of (a person)
  3. To be contrary or opposed to; go against
To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
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  1. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
  2. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
  3. To put forth reasons for or against something:
Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.
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  1. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading. Of a court, to reject a party’s claim for money or other relief; of a litigant, to reject in a pleading assertions made by the other party in its own pleading.
  2. To refuse the request of (a person)
  3. To give a refusal to; turn down or away:
To express a strong objection to (something):
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  1. To express a strong objection to (something):
  2. To express disapproval; object; dissent
  3. (Law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
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  1. To challenge or dare (someone) to do something:
  2. To refuse to submit to or cooperate with:
  3. To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
To betray or deceive; double-cross. Often used with up.
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  1. To betray or deceive; double-cross. Often used with up.
  2. To move or be conveyed in opposite directions at the same time:
  3. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
To make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
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  1. To make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
  2. To drive or incite (a person) by taunting:
  3. To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
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  1. To raise arguments against; voice opposition to.
  2. To argue or reason against; contradict; deny; dispute
  3. To argue about; debate; discuss
To cut or shape (a part used in building) so that it will fit over or against another part, as a coping or molding
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  1. To cut or shape (a part used in building) so that it will fit over or against another part, as a coping or molding
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  3. To contend or strive, especially on even terms or with success:
To speak or act against; oppose
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  1. To speak or act against; oppose
  2. To oppose (someone), especially by contradiction:
  3. To contradict; to withsay; to deny, refute; to controvert; to dispute; to forbid.
To come up against; encounter:
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  1. To come up against; encounter:
  2. To bring face to face with:
  3. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
(Obs.) To extend or place over or across
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  1. (Obs.) To extend or place over or across
  2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
(Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
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  1. (Slang) To remove as a threat, especially by killing.
  2. To counterbalance or counteract the effect of; render ineffective.
  3. To cause an acidic solution to become neutral by adding a base to it or to cause a basic solution to become neutral by adding an acid to it. Salt and water are usually formed in the process.
To turn backward, in an opposite position or direction, upside down, or inside out
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  1. To turn backward, in an opposite position or direction, upside down, or inside out
  2. To change to the opposite:
  3. To direct that (a charge) apply to the person receiving instead of making a telephone call.
(Idiomatic) To reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reverse a situation, such that the advantage has shifted to the party which was previously disadvantaged.
(Idiomatic) To confront
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  1. (Idiomatic) To confront
  2. In a position so that the face is down:
To complain strongly, usually as a group.
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  1. To complain strongly, usually as a group.
(Idiomatic) To disapprove (of).
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To regard as unlikely:
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  1. To regard as unlikely:
  2. To be undecided or skeptical about:
  3. To be uncertain about; question; feel distrust of
To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
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  1. To turn down (an applicant, as for a job); refuse to accept.
  2. To refuse to take, agree to, accede to, use, believe, etc.
  3. To pass over or skip from (a record set by a record changer) without playing
To have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to
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  1. To have a feeling of not liking; feel aversion to; have objections to
  2. To have a feeling of aversion or antipathy towards; not to like. [from 16th c.]
  3. To regard with distaste or aversion.
To voice opposition; object:
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  1. To voice opposition; object:
  2. To hesitate because of one's doubts or objections; have scruples; object
  3. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer. To deny the legal sufficiency of an adversary’s claim, without admitting or denying the truth of the underlying facts, usually on a technical legal basis rather than the merits of the claim; to file a demurrer.
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
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  1. To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
  2. (Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
  3. (Computers) To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
(Idiomatic, often with to) To take offense; to object or protest.
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  1. (Idiomatic, often with to) To take offense; to object or protest.
To disown (a child, for example).
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  1. To disown (a child, for example).
  2. To refuse to accept or support; deny the validity or authority of (a belief, a treaty, etc.)
  3. To deny the truth of (a charge, etc.)
(Now Rare) To oppose or resist
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  1. (Now Rare) To oppose or resist
  2. To cause to feel repugnance; repulse:
  3. To be in opposition or issue a repudiation.
To express uncertainty about; doubt
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  1. To express uncertainty about; doubt
  2. To pose a question or questions regarding (something); analyze or examine:
  3. To ask a question or questions of; interrogate; put queries to
To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
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  1. To penetrate or explore physically, especially with a probe, in order to find or discover something:
  2. To pose questions or conduct an investigation:
  3. To subject (a person) to questioning; interrogate.
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To make (something bad) worse:
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  1. To make (something bad) worse:
  2. Used in mild curses:
  3. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
(Obs.) To make useless
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  1. (Obs.) To make useless
  2. To prove to be wrong or in error; refute decisively.
  3. To prove (a person, statement, etc.) to be in error or false; overcome by argument or proof
To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
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  1. To prove to be false or erroneous; overthrow by argument or proof:
  2. To prove (a person) to be wrong; confute
  3. To prove (an argument or statement) to be false or wrong, by argument or evidence
To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against:
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  1. To oppose directly and stubbornly; go against:
  2. (Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
  3. To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility:
(Archaic, idiomatic) To decry
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  1. (Archaic, idiomatic) To decry
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic, of a baby) to cry until it is tired.
To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
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  1. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  2. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To take part in a battle; fight
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  1. To take part in a battle; fight
  2. To try to overcome; struggle against or contend with
  3. To oppose as in a battle; fight
To meet unexpectedly; come upon
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  1. To meet unexpectedly; come upon
  2. To meet in conflict or battle
  3. To meet with; face (difficulties, trouble, etc.)
To bring face to face (with)
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  1. To bring face to face (with)
  2. To face; stand or meet face to face
  3. To come face to face with, especially with defiance or hostility:
To direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations
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  1. To direct a stream of particles at (atomic nuclei) to produce nuclear transmutations
  2. To attack with a cannon firing stone balls.
  3. To attack with bombs, shells, or missiles.
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
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  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
  3. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
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  1. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To have a forceful effect on
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  1. To have a forceful effect on
  2. To attack physically and violently; assault
  3. To begin working on (a task, problem, etc.) with vigor and determination
A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
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  1. A low-pressure atmospheric disturbance resulting in strong winds accompanied by rain, snow, or other precipitation and often by thunder and lightning.
  2. To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation:
  3. To travel around (a place) vigorously in an attempt to gain support:
To express a strong objection to (something):
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  1. To express a strong objection to (something):
  2. To participate in a public demonstration in opposition to (something):
  3. (Law) To declare an objection and reservation of rights of (a claim being made) while taking an action that would otherwise imply consent or agreement.
To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
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  1. To collide or strike together with a loud, harsh, metallic noise
  2. To come into conflict; disagree sharply
  3. To meet in violent conflict:
To come together as opponents; contend:
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  1. To come together as opponents; contend:
  2. To come upon or encounter; esp., to come up to or face to face with (a person or thing moving from a different direction)
  3. To deal with; face; match
To engage in a minor battle or dispute.
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  1. To engage in a minor battle or dispute.
  2. To take part in a skirmish
To enter into conflict with (the enemy)
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  1. To enter into conflict with (the enemy)
  2. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  3. To enter into conflict or battle:
(Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
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  1. (Sports) To defend against (a shot), as in basketball.
  2. To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
To turn, or have the face turned, toward a specified thing or person, or in a specified direction
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  1. To turn, or have the face turned, toward a specified thing or person, or in a specified direction
  2. To occupy a position with the face toward:
  3. To acknowledge and accept or deal with:
To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
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  1. To hold back from action; check; suppress; curb
  2. To hold, fasten, or secure so as to prevent or limit movement:
  3. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way:
  1. To oppose; to resist
  2. To be contrary to a trend, feeling or principle.
  3. To be unfavourable to someone.
(Idiomatic) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To rebel or oppose to something formerly supported.
  2. (Idiomatic) To use to the disadvantage or injury of.
To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
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  1. To decide in favor of; agree with and support against opposition; sustain
  2. To give moral or spiritual support or encouragement to
  3. To hold aloft; raise:
(Sports) To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
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  1. (Sports) To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
  2. To act as lawyer for (an accused)
  3. To attempt to disprove or invalidate (the claim made by a lawsuit or prosecution):
To feel or show strong aversion; be repelled
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  1. To feel or show strong aversion; be repelled
  2. To be a rebel against the established government of one's country
  3. To resist or defy an authority or a generally accepted convention.
To feel disgust or repugnance:
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  1. To feel disgust or repugnance:
  2. To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel.
  3. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
To withdraw formally from membership in a state, union, or other political entity.
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  1. To withdraw formally from membership in a state, union, or other political entity.
  2. To withdraw formally from membership in, or association with, a group, organization, etc., esp. a political group
To engage in mutiny.
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  1. To engage in mutiny.
  2. To participate in a mutiny; revolt against constituted authority
To oppose in battle; fight against.
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  1. To oppose in battle; fight against.
  2. To fight, contend, or struggle
  3. To act or work in order to eliminate, curtail, or stop:
To resist or oppose boldly or openly
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  1. To resist or oppose boldly or openly
  2. To refuse to submit to or cooperate with:
  3. To be beyond the application or scope of; be contrary or resistant to:
To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
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  1. To secure (a vessel, for example) in this manner.
  2. To dismiss, turn down, or frustrate the expectations of.
  3. To check suddenly the outward movement of (a rope, cable, etc.) by turning it around a fixed object, as a post
To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate:
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  1. To transgress or exceed the limits of; violate:
  2. To break (a law or agreement); fail to observe the terms of; violate
  3. To encroach on someone or something; engage in trespassing:
To resist or endure successfully.
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  1. To resist or endure successfully.
  2. To oppose, resist, or endure, esp. in a successful way
  3. To resist or oppose with determined effort:
To refuse to accept (a person); spurn
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  1. To refuse to accept (a person); spurn
  2. To drive or force back; hold or ward off
  3. (Physics) To present an opposing force to; push back or away from by a force:
To take precautions:
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  1. To take precautions:
  2. To watch over (a place or person, for example) in order to keep from being damaged, robbed, or injured:
  3. To act as a guard
To protect or guard
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  1. To protect or guard
  2. To ensure the safety or integrity of; protect or preserve:
To serve or function as a substitute for another:
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  1. To serve or function as a substitute for another:
  2. A statute. A statute. Something done or performed. The process of doing or performing. See also actus reus, overt act and omission.
  3. To carry out an action:
A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
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  1. A wall or housing of an absorbing material, such as concrete or lead, built around a nuclear reactor to prevent the escape of radiation.
  2. To protect from being attacked, exposed to danger, or subjected to difficulty:
  3. To act or serve as a shield or safeguard.
To deliver a return attack or make a return attack against.
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  1. To deliver a return attack or make a return attack against.
  2. To attack in reprisal, or so as to offset the enemy's attack
To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
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  1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
  2. To move or place (something) with an effort:
  3. To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To thwart; outwit
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  1. To thwart; outwit
  2. To gain a tactical advantage over (a competitor, for example).
  3. To go around and beyond the flank of (a body of enemy troops)
To oppose or counteract
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  1. To oppose or counteract
  2. To incur the dislike of; provoke hostility or enmity in:
  3. To work against; oppose; especially to incite reaction.
To return like for like; esp., to return evil for evil; pay back injury for injury
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  1. To return like for like; esp., to return evil for evil; pay back injury for injury
  2. To return an injury, wrong, etc. for (an injury, wrong, etc. given); requite in kind
  3. To do something in response to an action done to oneself or an associate, especially to attack or injure someone as a response to a hurtful action.
To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
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  1. To bar or hinder the progress of; obstruct or delay
To supply with more power than is needed
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  1. To supply with more power than is needed
  2. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
  3. To subdue someone by superior force.
To get rid of or abandon as useless; discard; junk
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  1. To get rid of or abandon as useless; discard; junk
  2. To fight, usually with the fists.
  3. To fight or quarrel
(Idiomatic) To act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To act in a manner highly contrary to; to counteract or contradict.
To say or do (something) in reply, defense, or retaliation
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  1. To say or do (something) in reply, defense, or retaliation
  2. To act, do, move, etc. counter to (a person or thing); oppose or check
  3. To or toward an opposite or dissimilar course or outcome:
To be equal, similar, suitable, or corresponding to in some way
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  1. To be equal, similar, suitable, or corresponding to in some way
  2. To find or produce a counterpart to:
  3. To adapt or suit so that a balanced or harmonious result is achieved; cause to correspond:
To retain an impression after being indented. Used of the skin.
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  1. To retain an impression after being indented. Used of the skin.
  2. To remove the stone from a stone fruit or the shell from a drupe.
  3. The hard, inner layer (the endocarp) of certain drupes that are valued for their flesh, such as peaches, cherries, or olives. Not in scientific use.
(Sports) To compete against in a play-off.
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  1. (Sports) To compete against in a play-off.
  2. To pretend to not be embarrassed, upset, impressed, or otherwise affected by something.
(Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
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  1. (Football) To charge into (an opponent's line) carrying the ball.
  2. To pass (a task or duty) to another, especially so as to avoid responsibility:
  3. To resist stubbornly and obstinately; balk.
To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
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  1. To summon to action, effort, or use; stimulate:
  2. To take exception to; call into question; dispute:
  3. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection, exception, or other formal questioning of the capability or legal qualifications of a person, the existence of a right, or the legality of an action or thing. An objection by a party or a lawyer to a potential juror or jury panel and his or her request that a judge disqualify the individual or the panel from hearing that party’s cause or trial. To call into question.
To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
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  1. To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
  2. To try to disprove or invalidate (something) as by argument or legal action; dispute
  3. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
To oppose in any way; resist
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  1. To oppose in any way; resist
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
  3. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
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  1. To cause to move laterally on a pivot; swivel:
  2. (Law) To deny formally (an allegation of fact by the opposing party) in a lawsuit.
  3. To turn (a gun, lathe, etc.) laterally; swivel
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