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(Archaic) A semblance or shadowy appearance
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  1. (Archaic) A semblance or shadowy appearance
  2. Offense or resentment
  3. Foliage, considered as shade-giving
A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
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  1. A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
  2. Indignation or ill will stemming from a feeling of having been wronged or offended.
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. The condition of being offended, esp. of feeling hurt, resentful, or angry; umbrage
  3. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
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  1. To cause (someone) to feel impatient or angry; annoy:
  2. (Physiology) To cause a physiological response to a stimulus in (a cell, body tissue, or organism).
  3. To be a cause of impatience or anger.
To cause to be uneasy; vex:
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  1. To cause to be uneasy; vex:
  2. To irritate; vex; annoy; worry
  3. To ornament with a fret
To sting with or as if with a nettle.
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  1. To sting with or as if with a nettle.
  2. To irritate; annoy; vex
To become aroused
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  1. To become aroused
  2. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
  3. To stimulate sexual desire in.
To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
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  1. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited; stir up.
  3. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
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  1. To cause to desire to have sex; arouse sexually.
  2. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of (a body organ or system, for example).
(Obsolete) A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
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  1. (Obsolete) A kind of wood used in making knife handles.
  2. A feeling of anger or resentment (usually only in set terms, below).
  3. Anger or resentment
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  1. A surname​.
  2. A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique:
  3. A condition of smoldering anger or resentment
A trivial quarrel or fit of the sulks; tiff or huff
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  1. A trivial quarrel or fit of the sulks; tiff or huff
  2. A small argument, quarrel.
  3. A petty quarrel or argument; a tiff.
Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
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  1. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime. Any violation of the law for which the judicial code demands there be a penalty, including misdemeanors and felonies. See also crime.
  2. The condition of being offended, esp. of feeling hurt, resentful, or angry; umbrage
  3. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
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  1. A feeling of displeasure and indignation, from a sense of being injured or offended
  2. Indignation or ill will stemming from a feeling of having been wronged or offended.
(Archaic) A semblance or shadowy appearance
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  1. (Archaic) A semblance or shadowy appearance
  2. Offense or resentment
  3. Foliage, considered as shade-giving
(Archaic) To come before; meet; face
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  1. (Archaic) To come before; meet; face
  2. To meet defiantly; confront:
  3. To insult openly or purposely; offend; slight
To become angry; take offense
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  1. To become angry; take offense
  2. (Obs.) To swell with pride or arrogance
  3. (Slang) To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.
To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
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  1. To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
  2. (Obs.) To attack; assail
  3. To affront or demean:
(Usually used in the passive) to offend slightly
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  1. (Usually used in the passive) to offend slightly
  2. To offend or take offense; put or be put out of humor
  3. To cause to become offended or annoyed.
To break a law, religious commandment, etc.; commit a sin or crime
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  1. To break a law, religious commandment, etc.; commit a sin or crime
  2. To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in:
  3. To hurt the feelings of; cause to feel resentful, angry, or displeased; insult
To produce anger or resentment in:
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  1. To produce anger or resentment in:
  2. To offend, insult, or wrong grievously
  3. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
(Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To encourage or coax a person to do something, especially something foolhardy or reckless.
(Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
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  1. (Physiol.) To produce or increase the response of (an organism, organ, tissue, etc.) to a proper stimulus
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To put into motion or activity; stir up
To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
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  1. To stir up (trouble); instigate; incite
  2. To treat (the skin, for example) by fomentation.
  3. To arouse or incite (trouble, for example).
To apply an electric current to
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  1. To apply an electric current to
  2. To arouse to awareness or action; spur:
  3. To plate (metal) with zinc, originally by galvanic action
To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
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  1. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
  2. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
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  1. To force, compel, or urge; incite; constrain
  2. To urge to action through moral pressure; drive:
  3. To push, drive, or move forward; propel
To urge to action; stir up; rouse
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  1. To urge to action; stir up; rouse
  2. To provoke and urge on:
To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
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  1. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  2. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  3. To become roused, excited, stimulated, etc.
To give inspiration
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  1. To give inspiration
  2. To arouse or produce (a thought or feeling)
  3. To cause (someone) to have a particular feeling; affect or touch:
To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
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  1. To initiate or bring about, often by inciting:
  2. To cause by inciting; foment
  3. To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
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  1. To provide with an incentive or a reason for doing something; impel:
  2. To animate; to propel; to cause to take action
  3. To cause to be enthusiastic:
To stir the emotions:
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  1. To stir the emotions:
  2. To prompt to action; rouse:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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  1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
To urge or stir into action
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  1. To urge or stir into action
  2. To jab or poke, as with a pointed object.
  3. To jab or poke with or as with a pointed stick; goad
To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
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  1. To remind (a person) of something he or she has forgotten; specif., to help (an actor, etc. who has forgotten a line) with a cue
  2. To move to act; spur; incite:
  3. To move or inspire by suggestion
To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
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  1. To push, drive, or impel onward, forward, or ahead
  2. To cause to move forward or onward.
To stir to action or feeling:
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  1. To stir to action or feeling:
  2. To give rise to; bring about:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
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  1. A small ridge that projects sharply from the side of a larger hill or mountain.
  2. To ride quickly by spurring a horse.
  3. To urge (a horse) on by the use of spurs.
To cause to be interested or engaged:
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  1. To cause to be interested or engaged:
  2. To excite or invigorate (a person, for example) with a stimulant.
  3. To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
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  1. To fire or activate by pulling or pressing a trigger
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To raise; to excite; to stir up.
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