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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 be victorious; win
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
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  1. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
  2. To throw or turn over; upset
  3. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
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 be victorious; win.
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
To put to death; kill:
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  1. To put to death; kill:
  2. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
  3. To bring about destruction
To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
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  1. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
  2. To place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
  3. To go under or as if under water.
To overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything
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  1. To overwhelm with a rush or great amount of anything
  2. To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
  3. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
To pass without being put to use:
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  1. To pass without being put to use:
  2. (Now Rare) To pass or be spent
  3. To use, consume, spend, or expend thoughtlessly or carelessly.
To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
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  1. To baffle or confuse mentally by presenting or being a difficult problem or matter.
  2. To ponder over a problem in an effort to solve or understand it.
  3. To clarify or solve (something confusing) by reasoning or study:
To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
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  1. To confuse or befuddle, especially by being complicated or varied.
  2. To confuse, puzzle or befuddle someone, especially with many different things.
  3. To confuse hopelessly, as by something complicated or involved; befuddle; puzzle
To fail to distinguish; mix up:
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  1. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  2. To mix up or lump together indiscriminately; confuse
  3. To make (something bad) worse:
To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:
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  1. To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:
  2. To overrun with water; inundate.
  3. To flood; inundate
To drench thoroughly or cover with a liquid.
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  1. To drench thoroughly or cover with a liquid.
  2. To cover with water; flood; inundate
  3. To deprive of life by immersion in water or other liquid.
To plunge, as into a gulf
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  1. To plunge, as into a gulf
  2. To swallow up; overwhelm
  3. To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing:
To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
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  1. To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
  2. To become inundated or submerged:
  3. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
To drive away with a rapid flow of a liquid:
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  1. To drive away with a rapid flow of a liquid:
  2. To clean, rinse, or empty with a rapid flow of a liquid, especially water:
  3. To flow suddenly and abundantly, as from containment; flood.
To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp:
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  1. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp:
  2. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
  3. To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
To have a boundless supply; be superabundant.
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  1. To have a boundless supply; be superabundant.
  2. To flow over or across; flood
  3. To spread or cover over; flood.
To place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
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  1. To place under or cover with water or the like; plunge into water, inundate, etc.
  2. To go under or as if under water.
  3. To sink or plunge beneath the surface of water, etc.
To overpower or crush; overwhelm
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  1. To overpower or crush; overwhelm
  2. To submerge, cover, or engulf
  3. To cover with water; submerge.
To destroy completely:
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  1. To destroy completely:
  2. To consider or cause to be of no importance or without effect; nullify
  3. To conquer decisively; crush
To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
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  1. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
  2. To break, pound, or grind (stone or ore, for example) into small fragments or powder.
  3. To crumple or rumple:
To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
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  1. To beat as with a stick or club; cudgel; thrash
  2. To thrash with a stick.
  3. To defeat soundly in a fight, contest, etc.
To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
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  1. To render imperceptible by means of greater strength, intensity etc.
  2. To dominate because of superior or excessive strength; overwhelm
  3. To excel or exceed in power; to cause to yield; to subdue.
To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
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  1. To strike with a heavy blow or impact:
  2. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
  3. To break or shatter into pieces with noise or violence
To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.
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  1. To move or proceed with overwhelming or crushing force.
  2. To move with overwhelming force, or use steamroller tactics
  3. To overwhelm or suppress ruthlessly; crush.
To move wildly or violently:
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  1. To move wildly or violently:
  2. To strike or beat, especially repeatedly with a flail or stick.
  3. To swing or strike in a manner suggesting the action of a flail:
To defeat decisively:
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  1. To defeat decisively:
  2. To criticize severely:
  3. To beat; thrash; flog
To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
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  1. To conquer or defeat in battle; force into submission
  2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
  3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
To kill indiscriminately and mercilessly and in large numbers
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  1. To kill indiscriminately and mercilessly and in large numbers
  2. To kill indiscriminately and wantonly; slaughter.
  3. (Informal) To botch; bungle:
To move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way
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  1. To move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way
  2. To strike with a hard blow:
  3. To move in a heavy or clumsy manner.
To strike with great force
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  1. To strike with great force
  2. To beat or hit repeatedly; maul
  3. To strike violently and repeatedly; batter or maul.
To add cream to.
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  1. To add cream to.
  2. To separate as cream
  3. To cook with cream or a cream sauce
(Informal, US) To inflict a heavy defeat; to drub; to batter. Used primarily in sports and political contexts.
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  1. (Informal, US) To inflict a heavy defeat; to drub; to batter. Used primarily in sports and political contexts.
  2. To apply shellac to; cover or varnish with shellac
  3. To coat or finish with shellac.
To apply by spreading or daubing:
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  1. To apply by spreading or daubing:
  2. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
  3. To apply (a ) to, so as to leave a coating, mark, etc.
To put down with force; subdue:
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  1. To put down with force; subdue:
  2. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
  3. To be or become crushed:
To plunge, as into a gulf
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  1. To plunge, as into a gulf
  2. To swallow up or overwhelm by or as if by overflowing and enclosing:
  3. To swallow up; overwhelm
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 supply with more power than is needed
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  1. To supply with more power than is needed
  2. To get the better of by superior power; make helpless; subdue
  3. To overcome or vanquish by superior force; subdue.
Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
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  1. Growing flat along the ground. Creeping jenny, pennyroyal, and many species of ivy have a prostrate growth habit.
  2. To throw or put in a prostrate position; lay flat on the ground
  3. To cause to lie flat:
To lessen the force or effect of:
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  1. To lessen the force or effect of:
  2. To cause to give up a habit:
  3. To fail to conform to; violate:
To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
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  1. To press between opposing bodies so as to break, compress, or injure:
  2. To be or become crushed:
  3. To proceed or move by crowding or pressing:
To kill
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  1. To kill
  2. To put to death; kill:
  3. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
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  1. To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
  2. To bring or reduce to ruin
  3. (Archaic) To go or come to ruin
To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:
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  1. To overwhelm with a large number or amount; swamp:
  2. To overrun with water; inundate.
  3. To flood; inundate
To pour forth; overflow:
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  1. To pour forth; overflow:
  2. To become inundated or submerged:
  3. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp:
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  1. To overwhelm as if with a flood; swamp:
  2. To cover with water, especially floodwaters.
  3. To cover or engulf with a flood; deluge
To become swamped; sink in or as in a swamp
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  1. To become swamped; sink in or as in a swamp
  2. An area of low-lying wet or seasonally flooded land, often having trees and dense shrubs or thickets.
  3. To become full of water or sink.
To overpower or crush; overwhelm
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  1. To overpower or crush; overwhelm
  2. To submerge, cover, or engulf
  3. To cover with water; submerge.
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