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(Uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
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  1. (Uncountable) The condition of enjoying anything.
  2. (Countable) An activity that gives pleasure.
  3. Pleasure; gratification; joy
Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement
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  1. Anything that diverts or distracts the attention; specif., a pastime or amusement
  2. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
  3. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
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  1. A pleased feeling; enjoyment; delight; satisfaction
  2. A source of enjoyment or delight:
  3. One's preference or wish:
A relaxing or being relaxed; loosening, lessening of severity, etc.
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  1. A relaxing or being relaxed; loosening, lessening of severity, etc.
  2. Refreshment of body or mind; recreation:
  3. A lessening of or rest from work, worry, or effort
The score accumulated at any given time in a game:
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  1. The score accumulated at any given time in a game:
  2. (Informal) Evasive, trifling, or manipulative behavior:
  3. Fair game
Fun; amusement:
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  1. Fun; amusement:
  2. Fun or play
  3. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation:
A playful movement or act.
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  1. A playful movement or act.
  2. A playful trick; prank
  3. In tort law: of an employee, that he or she, during business hours, deviated from the scope of employment to the extent that the employer will not be held responsible for harm resulting from the employee’s actions. The term typically refers to circumstances in which the employee pursued a personal interest during the hours of employment. In tort law: of an employee, that he or she, during business hours, deviated from the scope of employment to the extent that the employer will not be held responsible for harm resulting from the employee’s actions. The term typically refers to circumstances in which the employee pursued a personal interest during the hours of employment.
(Archaic) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
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  1. (Archaic) Good luck; good fortune; prosperity.
  2. Fortuitous elegance; unstudied grace; "” used especially of language.
  3. The emotion of being happy; joy.
The state of being sportive
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Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
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  1. Any single thing, amount, specimen, example, etc.
  2. An object that is one member of a group or class:
  3. A coin:
A play or movie that contains musical numbers.
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  1. A play or movie that contains musical numbers.
  2. A musical comedy.
  3. A theatrical or film production, often elaborately costumed and staged, with dialogue developing the story line and an integrated musical score featuring songs and dances in a popular idiom
Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.
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  1. Affectedly dramatic gestures or behavior; histrionics.
  2. A stage performance, especially by amateurs.
  3. A stage performance, especially one by amateurs.
(Brit.) A sum of money awarded by a school or university to help support a student
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  1. (Brit.) A sum of money awarded by a school or university to help support a student
  2. A public show or display, as of art, industrial products, athletic feats, etc.
  3. The thing or things exhibited
Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
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  1. Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
  2. A pair, each one of which resembles or harmonizes with the other:
  3. A slender piece of wood, cardboard, waxed cord, etc. tipped with a composition that catches fire by friction; esp., a safety match
A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
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  1. A test to ascertain the qualifications of applicants, as for an athletic team or theatrical role.
  2. An opportunity to prove, or a test to determine, fitness for a place on an athletic team, a role in a play, etc.
  3. A test of the suitability or effectiveness of a person or thing, especially of a performer (an audition)
Energetic action or movement; liveliness.
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  1. Energetic action or movement; liveliness.
  2. An educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
  3. A physiological process:
A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
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  1. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
  2. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
  3. A tendency or trend in some particular sphere of activity
Convulsive movement or jerking, as of the face
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  1. Convulsive movement or jerking, as of the face
  2. The act or process of a person or thing that works
  3. A part of a mine, quarry, etc. where work is or has been done
To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
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  1. To engage in uproarious festivities; make merry.
  2. To take great pleasure or delight:
  3. To take much pleasure; delight (in)
(Intransitive) To enjoy oneself in a jolly and festive manner.
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  1. (Intransitive) To enjoy oneself in a jolly and festive manner.
To drink large amounts of alcohol, especially in boisterous merrymaking.
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  1. To drink large amounts of alcohol, especially in boisterous merrymaking.
  2. To drink much alcoholic liquor, esp. along with others having a noisy, merry time
To feel joyful; be delighted:
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  1. To feel joyful; be delighted:
  2. (Intransitive) To be very happy, be delighted, exult; to feel joy. [from 14th c.]
  3. To feel joyful about (something):
(Idiomatic) To enjoy oneself.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To enjoy oneself.
(Idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To play or fiddle; to clown; to do nothing of importance or consequence.
To move in a playful, lively manner
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  1. To move in a playful, lively manner
  2. To search (a person) for something concealed, especially a weapon, by passing the hands quickly over clothes or through pockets.
  3. To dance or move about in a playful, lively manner; frolic
To engage in a sport or sports
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  1. To engage in a sport or sports
  2. (Informal) To wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show
  3. To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously:
(Originally intransitive) To prance, said of mounts
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  1. (Originally intransitive) To prance, said of mounts
  2. (Intransitive) To move about carelessly, playfully or boisterously.
  3. To have lively or boisterous fun; romp:
To tell or play jokes; jest.
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  1. To tell or play jokes; jest.
  2. To say or do something as a joke; jest
  3. To speak in fun; be facetious:
To cause to dance
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  1. To cause to dance
  2. To lead (someone) in a dance.
  3. To engage in or perform (a dance).
To win with ease in a race, contest, etc.
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  1. To win with ease in a race, contest, etc.
  2. To run or advance in a rapid or easy manner.
  3. To play or frolic in a boisterous, lively way
To make merry; have fun
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  1. To make merry; have fun
  2. To move about or behave playfully; romp:
  3. To play or romp about in a happy, carefree way
To leave (a course), especially through mishap:
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  1. To leave (a course), especially through mishap:
  2. (Games) To move a piece over (an opponent's piece) in a board game, often thereby capturing the opponent's piece.
  3. To leave (an organization, for example) suddenly or in violation of an agreement:
To move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.
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  1. To move from side to side, or fidget annoyingly. Usually as a result of being nervous.
  2. To move erratically by jumping. Usually as a result of being excited.
To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
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  1. To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
  2. To leap or jump lightly over:
  3. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
To leap or frisk about; frolic.
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  1. To leap or frisk about; frolic.
  2. To skip or jump about in a playful manner; frisk; gambol
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To attract attention to for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism; to demonstrate a skill, talent or property for the purpose of bragging or personal exhibitionism.
  2. (Idiomatic) To exhibit the best attributes of something.
(Idiomatic) To behave in a foolish or comical manner.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To behave in a foolish or comical manner.
  2. (Idiomatic) To pretend/feign ignorance.
To function or accomplish something as expected or required:
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  1. To function or accomplish something as expected or required:
  2. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  3. To present a dramatic or musical work or other entertainment before an audience.
To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
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  1. To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
  2. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death. To sign a contract, will, or other legal document; to carry out a duty; to recover funds under a judgment; to put a criminal defendant to death.
  3. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
To produce a desired or proper effect:
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  1. To produce a desired or proper effect:
  2. To bring about a desired or appropriate effect; have a certain influence
  3. To perform a function; work:
(Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
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  1. (Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
  2. To function or operate in the desired or required way:
  3. To have the desired effect or outcome; prove successful:
To extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger
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  1. To extend (out, across, etc.) like a finger
  2. (Slang) To point out; indicate or designate, specif. in senses of put the finger on (see phrase below)
  3. To use the fingers in a certain way or sequence on a musical instrument
To ride a bicycle.
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  1. To ride a bicycle.
  2. To operate the pedals of.
  3. To move or operate by a pedal or pedals; use the pedals (of)
To bend (something) into the shape of a bow.
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  1. To bend (something) into the shape of a bow.
  2. To indicate (agreement, thanks, etc.) by bowing
  3. To convey (greeting, for example) by bending the body.
To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
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  1. To drop or throw heavily (onto or into something) so that it makes a sound
  2. To emit a hollow twanging sound.
  3. To give out a twanging sound, as a banjo
To signal or call by tinkling.
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  1. To signal or call by tinkling.
  2. To indicate, signal, etc. by tinkling
  3. To make a series of small, short, light, ringing sounds like those of a very small bell
To affect or bring to some condition or place by or as by playing pipes
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  1. To affect or bring to some condition or place by or as by playing pipes
  2. To receive aboard or mark the departure of by sounding a boatswain's pipe.
  3. (Slang) To take a look at; notice.
To make a sound like a horn or whistle
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  1. To make a sound like a horn or whistle
  2. To cause to sound in short blasts
  3. To sound (a blast, for example) on a horn or whistle.
To train (a horse) to become accustomed to the bit
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  1. To train (a horse) to become accustomed to the bit
  2. To form soundlessly:
  3. To take in or touch with the mouth:
To force in, draw out, drive, move up and down, pour forth, etc. by means of a pump or as a pump does
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  1. To force in, draw out, drive, move up and down, pour forth, etc. by means of a pump or as a pump does
  2. To get (information) from a person in this way
  3. To work a pump
To meddle or tamper:
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  1. To meddle or tamper:
  2. (Chiefly British) To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
  3. To touch or handle something in a nervous way:
To try to learn the attitudes or opinions of:
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  1. To try to learn the attitudes or opinions of:
  2. To cause to give forth or produce a sound:
  3. To seem to be or appear to be, based on information one has heard
To position one's body in (a pose, for example); assume.
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  1. To position one's body in (a pose, for example); assume.
  2. To become audible to:
  3. To refuse to continue to work until certain demands are met; go on strike
To use a saw:
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  1. To use a saw:
  2. To shape or form with a saw
  3. To operate or produce with a to-and-fro motion suggestive of that used in working a saw
To give forth a harsh grating noise.
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  1. To give forth a harsh grating noise.
  2. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
  3. To rub with a harsh, grating sound
To shoot (an arrow), release (a bowstring), etc. with a twang
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  1. To shoot (an arrow), release (a bowstring), etc. with a twang
  2. To produce a sharp vibrating sound, like a tense string pulled and suddenly let go.
  3. To emit a sharp, vibrating sound, as the string of a musical instrument does when it is plucked.
To move with heavy steps or come down heavily while moving
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  1. To move with heavy steps or come down heavily while moving
  2. To produce energetically, as from forceful use of the hands. Often used with out :
  3. To move or work laboriously:
To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
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  1. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
  2. To move or cause to strike with a thump or thumps:
  3. To hit or fall in such a way as to produce a thump or thumps:
To feel or cause a tingling sensation.
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  1. To feel or cause a tingling sensation.
  2. To touch (the body) lightly so as to cause laughter or twitching movements.
  3. To excite the surface nerves of, as by touching or stroking lightly with the finger, a feather, etc., in a way that causes involuntary twitching, a pleasant tingling, laughter, etc.
(Informal) To move with self-assuredness or indifference:
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  1. (Informal) To move with self-assuredness or indifference:
  2. (Informal) To accomplish a task, chore, or assignment with little effort:
  3. To dance the waltz with.
To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release:
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  1. To discharge (a flowing or spurting liquid); release:
  2. To spout words
  3. To speak or utter in a loud, pompous manner or in a ready, rapid flow of words
To appear briefly:
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  1. To appear briefly:
  2. To move waveringly; flutter:
  3. To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
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  1. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
  2. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently:
  3. (Now Rare) To represent in the form of a person; personify; embody
To represent or depict in a certain manner:
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  1. To represent or depict in a certain manner:
  2. To attach to (a pathologic antigen, such as a virus or bacterium) in order to allow the antigen to be recognized and destroyed by T cells. Used of certain immune cells, such as macrophages.
  3. To appear or be felt first during birth. Used of the part of the fetus that proceeds first through the birth canal.
To present in words; describe, state, or set forth
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  1. To present in words; describe, state, or set forth
  2. To present, produce, or perform (a play, etc.)
  3. To present a likeness or image of; portray; depict
To share in something:
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  1. To share in something:
  2. To have or take a part or share with others (in some activity, enterprise, etc.)
To enter into conflict or battle:
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  1. To enter into conflict or battle:
  2. To enter or bring into conflict with:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To equal in some way; be a match for
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  1. To equal in some way; be a match for
  2. (Archaic) To try to equal or surpass; compete with
  3. (Archaic) To be a rival; compete (with)
To think or suppose; conjecture:
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  1. To think or suppose; conjecture:
  2. To have a notion of or about without adequate foundation; fancy or believe:
  3. To suppose; guess; think
To consider to be probable or likely:
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  1. To consider to be probable or likely:
  2. To assume to be true or real for the sake of argument or explanation:
  3. To imagine; conjecture.
To devise or evolve; invent:
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  1. To devise or evolve; invent:
  2. To exercise the power of reason, as by conceiving ideas, drawing inferences, and using judgment:
  3. To visualize; imagine:
To have the fortune, good or bad
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  1. To have the fortune, good or bad
  2. To take the risk or hazard of:
  3. To leave to chance; risk
To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
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  1. To expose to the chance of injury, damage, or loss; hazard
  2. To incur the risk of:
  3. To incur the risk of
To attempt or venture
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  1. To attempt or venture
  2. To express at the risk of denial, criticism, or censure:
  3. To expose to danger; chance; risk
To indulge in amusement; play; frolic
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  1. To indulge in amusement; play; frolic
  2. To remove from a port; to carry away.
  3. To display.
To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
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  1. To impart fresh life to; refresh mentally or physically.
  2. To create a likeness or copy of.
  3. To put fresh life into; refresh or restore in body or mind, esp. after work, by play, amusement, or relaxation
(Informal) To wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show
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  1. (Informal) To wear or display, esp. with unnecessary show
  2. To wear or have on one's body, especially prominently or ostentatiously:
  3. To engage in a sport or sports
To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
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  1. To play (a tune) on a fiddle.
  2. (Chiefly British) To commit a fraud, especially to steal from one's employer.
  3. To touch or handle something in a nervous way:
(Intransitive) To wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly.
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  1. (Intransitive) To wiggle or twitch; to move around nervously or idly.
  2. To behave or move nervously or restlessly.
  3. To move about in a restless, nervous, or impatient way
To act like a fool; be silly
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  1. To act like a fool; be silly
  2. To confound or prove wrong; surprise, especially pleasantly:
  3. To toy, tinker, or mess:
(Informal) To play, fool, trifle, or meddle
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  1. (Informal) To play, fool, trifle, or meddle
  2. To play, fiddle, trifle, or tamper with something:
  3. To behave in a mischievous or apish manner:
To dawdle or fritter (something) away
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  1. To dawdle or fritter (something) away
  2. To walk or move in an unhurried or casual manner.
  3. To move while making such a sound.
To mend as a tinker; patch up
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  1. To mend as a tinker; patch up
  2. To work as a tinker
  3. To make unskilled or experimental efforts at repair; fiddle:
To engage in flirtation; dally
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  1. To engage in flirtation; dally
  2. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
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  1. To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
  2. (Intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
  3. To play or toy (with something)
To move in a twirling manner
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  1. To move in a twirling manner
  2. To trifle with something.
  3. To toy or trifle with some object
To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
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  1. To stake (an amount, for example) in a bet.
  2. To make a bet with:
  3. To maintain confidently, as if making a bet:
To interact with equipment at a casino
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  1. To interact with equipment at a casino
  2. To risk (something) for potential gain.
  3. To play a game of chance for stakes.
To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
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  1. To manipulate dishonestly for personal gain; rig:
  2. To play cards, etc. for stakes; gamble
  3. To play computer or video games
To put down or place (bricks, carpeting, etc.) in the correct position or way for a specific purpose
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  1. To put down or place (bricks, carpeting, etc.) in the correct position or way for a specific purpose
  2. Simple past tense of lie, when pertaining to position.
  3. To put or set in order or readiness for use:
To make a bet.
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  1. To make a bet.
  2. To risk or stake (an amount or possession) on an uncertain outcome; bet.
  3. Bet
To deal lightly or carelessly (with); trifle; toy
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  1. To deal lightly or carelessly (with); trifle; toy
  2. To flirt; play at love
  3. To consider or occupy oneself with something in a careless or unserious fashion; toy.
To move abruptly or jerkily:
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  1. To move abruptly or jerkily:
  2. To act as if one is sexually attracted to another person, usually in a playful manner.
  3. To behave as though romantically or sexually attracted to someone, often, specif., without serious intentions or emotional commitment
To engage in flirtation; dally
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  1. To engage in flirtation; dally
  2. To amuse oneself idly; trifle:
  3. To treat something casually or without seriousness:
To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
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  1. To talk or act jokingly, mockingly, etc.; deal lightly
  2. (Intransitive) To deal with something as if it were of little importance or worth.
  3. To play or toy (with something)
To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
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  1. To play the part of; assume the dramatic role of:
  2. To carry out an action:
  3. To serve or function as a substitute for another:
Used after another verb for emphasis:
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  1. Used after another verb for emphasis:
  2. To work out; solve
  3. (Slang) To perform a sexual act upon; specif., to have sexual intercourse with
To make into law:
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  1. To make into law:
  2. To act (something) out, as on a stage:
  3. To represent or perform in or as in a play; act out
To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
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  1. To imitate the appearance, voice, or manner of; mimic:
  2. To assume the character or appearance of, especially fraudulently:
  3. To mimic the appearance, manner, etc. of (a person) for purposes of entertainment
To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
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  1. To carry out or execute an action or process; esp., to take part in a musical program, act in a play, dance, etc. before an audience
  2. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
  3. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
To play a pretended role; make believe.
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  1. To play a pretended role; make believe.
  2. To play a role in a dramatic performance.
  3. To behave in an overdramatic or artificial manner.
To play a role; to depict a character or person.
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  1. To play a role; to depict a character or person.
  2. To describe or depict in a certain way:
  3. To represent dramatically, as on the stage:
To serve as a specimen, example, type, or instance of; exemplify or typify
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  1. To serve as a specimen, example, type, or instance of; exemplify or typify
  2. To speak and act for by duly conferred authority, as an ambassador for a country or a legislator for constituents
  3. To act as a spokesperson for.
To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
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  1. To act on so as to accomplish or bring to completion; execute; carry out (a task, process, etc.)
  2. To portray a role or demonstrate a skill before an audience:
  3. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
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  1. To carry into effect; administer (laws, etc.)
  2. To perform or carry out what is required by:
  3. To perform; do:
To act as an interpreter; explain or translate
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  1. To act as an interpreter; explain or translate
  2. To explain the meaning of:
  3. To bring out the meaning of; esp., to give one's own conception of (a work of art), as in performance or criticism
To obtain by melting
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  1. To obtain by melting
  2. To give in return or by obligation:
  3. To deliver or pronounce formally:
To move without hindrance or restraint:
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  1. To move without hindrance or restraint:
  2. To include so as to show variety
  3. To do or carry out:
To cause or allow to be seen; display:
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  1. To cause or allow to be seen; display:
  2. (Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
  3. To enter (animals, flowers, etc.) in a competitive show
To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
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  1. To employ to the greatest possible advantage:
  2. To make use of; turn to account; utilize productively
  3. To use for one’s own advantage.
To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
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  1. To move or direct through a series of movements or changes in course:
  2. To direct or guide (a vehicle, tool, etc.) with skill and dexterity
  3. To make a controlled series of changes in movement or direction toward an objective:
To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
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  1. To move, arrange or operate something using the hands
  2. (Medicine) To handle and move in an examination or for therapeutic purposes:
  3. To move, arrange, operate, or control by the hands or another body part or by mechanical means, especially in a skillful manner:
To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
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  1. To force (oneself, one's presence or will, etc.) on another or others without right or invitation; obtrude
  2. To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
  3. To arrange (pages of type or plates) in a frame in the proper order of printing
To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
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  1. To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
  2. To force to undergo or experience (something unwanted):
  3. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area:
To visit someone or something
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  1. To visit someone or something
  2. To go to see in order to aid or console:
  3. (--- Informal) To converse or chat, as during a visit
To bring about (damage or destruction, for example):
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  1. To bring about (damage or destruction, for example):
  2. To give vent to or act upon (one's feelings):
  3. To give vent or free play to (one's anger, malice, rage, etc.)
Frolicsome diversion.
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  1. Frolicsome diversion.
  2. (Archaic) A pastime; anything which diverts one from serious matters; a game; sport; relaxation, recreation; entertainment; amusement
  3. (Archaic) A disporting; amusement; play
A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
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  1. A maneuver that draws the attention of an opponent away from a planned point of action, especially as part of military strategy.
  2. Something that distracts the mind and relaxes or entertains.
  3. A policy or practice permitting a juvenile to be removed from traditional processing in juvenile court and placed in a program involving an alternative disposition, such as treatment or rehabilitation services.
Lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc.
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  1. Lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc.
  2. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure:
  3. Enjoyment; amusement:
Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
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  1. Refreshment of one's mind or body after work through activity that amuses or stimulates; play.
  2. Any activity, such as play, that amuses, diverts or stimulates.
  3. Any form of play, amusement, or relaxation used for this purpose, as games, sports, or hobbies
Such activities considered as a group:
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  1. Such activities considered as a group:
  2. Fun or play
  3. Fun; amusement:
A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure:
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  1. A source of enjoyment, amusement, or pleasure:
  2. Lively, joyous play or playfulness; amusement, sport, recreation, etc.
  3. Enjoyment; amusement:
Mockery; sport:
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  1. Mockery; sport:
  2. A business or occupation; a line:
  3. A particular style or manner of playing a game:
One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation:
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  1. One known for the manner of one's acceptance of rules, especially of a game, or of a difficult situation:
  2. Fun; amusement:
  3. Fun or play
Close attention; diligence:
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  1. Close attention; diligence:
  2. A way of applying or method of applying or using; specific use
  3. (Computers) A computer program designed for a specific task or use.
(Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
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  1. (Archaic) Purpose to which something is put
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
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  1. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
  2. The active use or application of something:
  3. Active use or operation; employment
Energetic activity; effort
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  1. Energetic activity; effort
  2. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  3. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
(Electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
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  1. (Electronics) A result of implementing something; a finished product, system or device.
  2. The process of moving an idea from concept to reality. In business, engineering and other fields, implementation refers to the building process rather than the design process.
(Math.) Any process, as addition, division, etc., involving a change or transformation in a quantity
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  1. (Math.) Any process, as addition, division, etc., involving a change or transformation in a quantity
  2. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  3. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
A particular expression in speech or writing:
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  1. A particular expression in speech or writing:
  2. The way in which words or phrases are actually used, spoken, or written in a speech community:
  3. Correct or proper use of language, proclaimed by some authority.
The act of using or the state of being used
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  1. The act of using or the state of being used
  2. Constant, continued, customary, or habitual employment, practice, or exercise, or an instance of this; custom; habit; practice; wont
  3. A habitual practice, such as drug use.
Sufficient latitude to modify something; latitude or margin
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  1. Sufficient latitude to modify something; latitude or margin
  2. Sufficient space to have freedom of movement
  3. Adequate room to move or work in.
A region or place as determined by such measurement
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  1. A region or place as determined by such measurement
  2. A range of values or conditions, especially the range of exposures over which a photographic film yields usable images.
  3. A region of the earth considered in relation to its distance from the equator:
The drift of a ship or aircraft to leeward of the course being steered.
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  1. The drift of a ship or aircraft to leeward of the course being steered.
  2. A margin of freedom or variation, as of activity, time, or expenditure; latitude.
  3. Room for freedom of action
The difference between the face value of a loan and the market value of the collateral put up to secure it
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  1. The difference between the face value of a loan and the market value of the collateral put up to secure it
  2. A limit in a condition or process, beyond or below which something is no longer possible or acceptable:
  3. The blank space around the printed or written area on a page or sheet
The people present in such an area:
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  1. The people present in such an area:
  2. An area separated by walls or partitions from other similar parts of the structure or building in which it is located:
  3. Suitable opportunity or scope:
The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
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  1. The extent of a given activity or subject that is involved, treated, or relevant:
  2. A device used in aiming a projectile, through which the person aiming looks at the intended target
  3. Room or opportunity for freedom of action or thought; free play
Ample scope:
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  1. Ample scope:
  2. Room enough to move or work in; ample space or scope
  3. Sufficient space to have freedom of movement
Exemption or liberation from the control of some other person or some arbitrary power; liberty; independence
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  1. Exemption or liberation from the control of some other person or some arbitrary power; liberty; independence
  2. The condition of not being in prison or captivity:
  3. The condition of not being constrained or restricted in a specific aspect of life by a government or other power:
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