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A squeezing or being squeezed; hard or close pressure
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  1. A squeezing or being squeezed; hard or close pressure
  2. (Informal) Pressure or influence brought to bear, as in extortion
  3. Financial pressure caused by shortages or narrowing economic margins.
A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume.
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  1. A force that tends to shorten or squeeze something, decreasing its volume.
  2. The process by which the working substance in a heat engine, such as the vapor mixture in the cylinder of an internal-combustion engine, is compressed.
  3. The degree to which a substance has decreased in size (in volume, length, or some other dimension) after being or while being subject to stress.
A small amount of liquor.
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  1. A small amount of liquor.
  2. The small bit or portion so removed:
  3. A stinging quality, as in cold or frosty air
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. A firm hold or grip.
  3. The power to hold or seize; reach
The act of one who grasps or covets.
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  1. The act of one who grasps or covets.
The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
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  1. The force per unit area that one region of a gas, liquid, or solid exerts on another. Pressure is usually measured in Pascal units, atmospheres, or pounds per square inch. &diamf3; A substance is said to have negative pressure if some other substance exerts more force per unit area on it than vice versa. Its value is simply the negative of the pressure exerted by the other substance.
  2. (--- Sports) Sustained, effective play that puts an opponent at a disadvantage:
  3. (Meteorology) Atmospheric pressure.
Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
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  1. Spasmodic contractions of the uterus, such as those occurring during menstruation or labor, usually causing pain in the abdomen that may radiate to the lower back and thighs.
  2. An involuntary, spasmodic muscle contraction causing severe pain.
  3. A sudden, painful, involuntary contraction of a muscle or muscles from chill, strain, etc.
The shortening and thickening of a muscle for the purpose of exerting force on or causing movement of a body part.
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  1. The shortening and thickening of a muscle for the purpose of exerting force on or causing movement of a body part.
  2. A word, as won't from will not, or phrase, as o'clock from of the clock, formed by omitting or combining some of the sounds of a longer phrase.
  3. The shortening and thickening of a muscle fiber or a muscle in action, esp. of the uterus during labor
The act of confining or the state of being confined
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  1. The act of confining or the state of being confined
  2. Limitation; restriction; restraint
  3. Lying-in, time of giving birth
A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
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  1. A limiting rule or condition; a restriction:
  2. A condition or restriction placed upon real estate.
  3. Something that limits, as some factor in makeup which restricts the scope of a person's activity or accomplishment; qualification
The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
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  1. The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
  2. Mental suffering; anguish:
  3. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
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  1. Great pain or anguish, physical or mental; suffering; agony
  2. (Obs.) An instrument of torture or the torture inflicted
  3. A source of pain, anxiety, or annoyance
To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
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  1. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  2. To move quickly; dart.
  3. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
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  1. To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
  2. To press or pinch into small regular folds or ridges:
  3. To press into narrow, regular folds; pleat or corrugate
To jam (a wheel) by a short turn.
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  1. To jam (a wheel) by a short turn.
  2. To hold together with a cramp.
  3. To turn (the front wheels of an automobile, etc.) sharply
To adjust or modify slightly, so as to improve performance, efficiency, etc.; fine-tune
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  1. To adjust or modify slightly, so as to improve performance, efficiency, etc.; fine-tune
  2. To give a sudden, twisting pinch to (someone's nose, ear, cheek, etc.)
  3. To behave in an agitated or compulsive manner, especially when under the influence of a stimulant drug.
To encode (digital data) so that it can be stored or transmitted in significantly fewer bits
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  1. To encode (digital data) so that it can be stored or transmitted in significantly fewer bits
  2. (Computers) To encode (data) to minimize the space required for storage or transmittal:
  3. To press together.
To move by applying pressure:
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  1. To move by applying pressure:
  2. To insist upon or put forward insistently:
  3. (Basketball) To employ a press.
To hold with the arms; embrace.
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  1. To hold with the arms; embrace.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
To steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer
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  1. To steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer
  2. To steal, to illegally take possession of.
To deprive (someone) of something belonging or due, or take or withhold something from unjustly or injuriously
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  1. To deprive (someone) of something belonging or due, or take or withhold something from unjustly or injuriously
  2. (--- Law) To take property from (a person) illegally by using or threatening to use violence or force; commit robbery upon.
  3. (--- Now Rare) To take by stealing or plundering
To grasp mentally; understand:
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  1. To grasp mentally; understand:
  2. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
(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 put under custody.
  3. To keep from going on; hold back
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
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  1. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
  2. To manage to get by; survive
  3. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
To be very frugal and sparing.
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  1. To be very frugal and sparing.
  2. To treat stingily; stint
  3. To make too small, short, etc.; skimp
To keep expenses very low
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  1. To keep expenses very low
  2. To be stingy in or toward; specif., to make too small, too short, etc.
  3. To give or allow too little; be stingy
(Archaic) To cause to stop.
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  1. (Archaic) To cause to stop.
  2. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
  3. (Archaic) To stop
To steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer
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  1. To steal (usually something small or petty); pilfer
  2. To take (something, especially something of little value) in a furtive manner; snitch.
To steal (a small amount or item).
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  1. To steal (a small amount or item).
  2. To steal or filch.
To steal, especially in a stealthy way.
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  1. To steal, especially in a stealthy way.
  2. To steal; filch
  3. To take the property of another, often in breach of trust; to appropriate wrongfully; to steal.
To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
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  1. To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
  2. (Sports) To raise (a weight) in one quick, uninterrupted motion from the floor to a position over the lifter's head.
  3. To get (a small amount of sleep).
To get, take, or give slyly, surreptitiously, or without permission
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  1. To get, take, or give slyly, surreptitiously, or without permission
  2. To move, put, carry, or convey surreptitiously or stealthily (in, into, from, away, etc.)
  3. (Baseball) To gain (a base) safely without the help of a hit, walk, or error, usually by running to it from another base while the pitch is being delivered
(Intransitive): To commit theft.
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  1. (Intransitive): To commit theft.
  2. To take (something) by theft or commit theft.
  3. To commit, or get by, theft
To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
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  1. To direct or carry from a lower to a higher position; raise:
  2. To reduce the sagging of (the face, breasts, etc.) by means of cosmetic surgery
  3. To uplift; elate:
(Informal) To hit with a hard, sweeping blow
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  1. (Informal) To hit with a hard, sweeping blow
  2. To pass (a credit card or other magnetically encoded card) across or through an electronic device that reads it
  3. (Slang) To steal; pilfer
To buy (drugs)
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  1. To buy (drugs)
  2. To take unlawfully or without permission; steal.
  3. To get hold of; gain or win:
(Slang) To rob or steal
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  1. (Slang) To rob or steal
  2. To steal, rob, or hold up (something).
  3. To hold up; rob.
To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
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  1. To catch, suspend, or connect with a hook.
  2. To fasten by a hook.
  3. (Basketball) To shoot (a ball) in a hook shot.
To take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
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  1. To take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
  2. To give a nip or nips
  3. To move quickly; dart.
To be an informer; tattle (on)
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  1. To be an informer; tattle (on)
  2. To act as an informer:
  3. To steal (usually something of little value); pilfer
To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
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  1. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
  2. To become conscious of, as through the emotions or senses; perceive:
  3. (Obs.) To seize
To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
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  1. To capture and hold briefly (the attention, for example); engage.
  2. To stop; check:
  3. To undergo cardiac arrest.
To take forcibly and quickly; grab
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  1. To take forcibly and quickly; grab
  2. To put in legal possession of a particular thing; assign ownership to
  3. To have a sudden overwhelming effect on:
To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
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  1. To seize suddenly; snatch or steal
  2. To arrest or catch (a felon or wrongdoer)
  3. To seize (a fugitive or wrongdoer); arrest.
To break or tame (a horse).
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  1. To break or tame (a horse).
  2. To cause to come to an end; break up:
  3. To arrest
(Slang) To seize or detain.
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  1. (Slang) To seize or detain.
  2. To furnish with a collar.
  3. To seize by the collar
An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
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  1. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  2. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  3. Capture or arrest
A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
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  1. A stoppage; an interference with or a checking of the regular course of a disease or symptom.
  2. The inhibition of a developmental process, usually the ultimate stage of development.
  3. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest. The intentional deprivation, whether actual or constructive, of a person’s freedom by legal authorities using forcible restraint, seizure, or otherwise taking the individual into custody, especially in response to a warrant or a suspicion based on probable cause that the person being arrested has committed a crime. The person making the arrest must have the present power to control the person being arrested. Furthermore, the intent to make an arrest must be communicated to the individual who is being detained and that person must understand that the seizure or detention is an intentional arrest. See also privilege and resisting arrest.
The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
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  1. The act of one who seizes, or an instance of this
  2. An instance of abnormal, especially excessive electrical activity in the brain, causing symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements and the loss of awareness or the ability to pay attention.
  3. A sudden episode of transient neurologic symptoms such as involuntary muscle movements, sensory disturbances and altered consciousness. A seizure is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain, which is often diagnosed on an electroencephalogram.
A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
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  1. A piece of sculpture representing the head, shoulders, and upper chest of a human body
  2. (Informal) A spree:
  3. (Informal) An arrest.
A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
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  1. A cloth band or folded-over piece attached to the neck of a garment
  2. A restraining or identifying band of leather, metal, or plastic put around the neck of an animal.
  3. A band of leather or metal for the neck of a dog, cat, etc.
The act or process of picking up:
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  1. The act or process of picking up:
  2. (--- Slang) A stranger with whom casual acquaintance is made, usually in anticipation of sexual relations.
  3. A small, open truck with low sides, for hauling light loads
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