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To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
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  1. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
  2. Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
To do away with or prevent by effective measures
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  1. To do away with or prevent by effective measures
  2. To anticipate and prevent something from happening; to dispose of something.
  3. To make unnecessary
To prevent the flow or passage of:
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  1. To prevent the flow or passage of:
  2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  3. To check (a blow, stroke, or thrust); parry; counter
To interfere with the trading in (a market) by buying up goods in advance, getting sellers to raise prices, etc.
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  1. To interfere with the trading in (a market) by buying up goods in advance, getting sellers to raise prices, etc.
  2. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
  3. To act in advance of; get ahead of; anticipate
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To turn away
  3. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To speak of or consider a matter prematurely
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  1. To speak of or consider a matter prematurely
  2. To think of (a future event) with pleasure; look forward to:
  3. To use or enjoy in advance
To obstruct or delay the progress of:
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  1. To obstruct or delay the progress of:
  2. To make difficult for; thwart; impede; frustrate
  3. To keep back; restrain; get in the way of; prevent; stop
To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
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  1. To cause to have no effect; bring to nothing; counteract; nullify
  2. To cause feelings of discouragement, annoyance, or lack of fulfillment in:
  3. To cause (someone) to feel the impatience, impotence, annoyance, anger, etc. commonly felt when desires or needs are not satisfied
(--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
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  1. (--- Sports) To prevent or slow the movement of (an opponent) by using one's body, as by making a block in football.
  2. To stop or impede the passage of or movement through; obstruct:
  3. To interrupt or obstruct the functioning of a physiological process, especially by the use of drugs.
To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
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  1. To seize or take into custody by authority of the law
  2. To stop; check:
  3. To stop; check.
To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
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  1. To prevent the occurrence, realization, or attainment of:
  2. To oppose and defeat the efforts, plans, or ambitions of (someone).
  3. To hinder, obstruct, frustrate, or defeat (a person, plans, etc.)
To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
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  1. To prevent, hinder, or prohibit
  2. To exclude or shut out; bar.
  3. To keep (a person) from some right or privilege; exclude; bar
To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
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  1. To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
  2. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  3. Hence, to check; to keep back.
To make a break in the continuity of; cut off; obstruct
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  1. To make a break in the continuity of; cut off; obstruct
  2. To break in upon (a person) who is speaking, working, etc.; stop or hinder
  3. To cause an activity to stop by saying or doing something.
To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
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  1. To walk lamely or move in an irregular fashion.
  2. To bring to a stop.
  3. (Intransitive) To stop marching.
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
(--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
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  1. (--- Baseball) To make an illegal motion before pitching, allowing one or more base runners to advance one base.
  2. To stop short and refuse to go on:
  3. To check or thwart by or as if by an obstacle.
To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
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  1. To wrap (strands of hair) in pieces of foil in order to isolate them after bleach or color has been applied.
  2. To apply the FOIL algorithm to.
  3. (Hunting) To make (a scent, trail, etc.) confused, as by recrossing, in order to balk the pursuers
To be delayed.
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  1. To be delayed.
  2. To hinder, delay, or slow the advance or progress of
  3. To cause to move or proceed slowly; delay or impede.
To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
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  1. To block or fill (a passage or opening) with obstacles or an obstacle.
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To offer in response:
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  1. To offer in response:
  2. To or toward an opposite or dissimilar course or outcome:
  3. To act, do, move, etc. counter to (a person or thing); oppose or check
  1. To recheck
  2. To restrict or limit by counteracting
  3. To oppose or check by a counteraction.
To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
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  1. To act in opposition to; to hinder, defeat, or frustrate, by contrary agency or influence; as, to counteract the effect of medicines; to counteract good advice.
  2. To act directly against; check, neutralize, or undo the effect of with opposing action
To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
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  1. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
  2. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
  3. To hold back or keep from some action, feeling, etc.; check or repress
To keep or confine within physical limits:
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  1. To keep or confine within physical limits:
  2. To keep within certain limits; put certain limitations on; confine
  3. To prevent or prohibit beyond a certain limit or by restriction:
To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
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  1. To confine within bounds; set a limit to; restrict; curb
  2. To confine or restrict with a limit:
  3. A number or point for which, from a given set of numbers or points, one can choose an arbitrarily close number or point. For example, for the set of all real numbers greater than zero and less than one, the numbers one and zero are limit points, since one can pick a number from the set arbitrarily close to one or zero (even though one and zero are not themselves in the set). Limits form the basis for calculus , where a number L is defined to be the limit approached by a function f(x) as x approaches a if, for every positive number Ɛ, there exists a number ẟ such that | f(x)−L | < Ɛ if 0 < | x−a | < ẟ.
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to contain; stop
(Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
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  1. To prevent or discourage (an action or behavior):
  2. To keep or discourage (a person, group, or nation) from doing something by instilling fear, anxiety, doubt, etc.
  3. To make less likely or prevent from happening:
(Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
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  1. (Now Rare) To stop, hinder, or prevent
  2. To seize or stop on the way, before arrival at the intended place; stop or interrupt the course of; cut off
  3. To stop, deflect, or interrupt the progress or intended course of:
To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
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  1. To receive a commission on the sales made by (a subagent)
  2. (Software, object-oriented) To define a new behaviour of a method by creating the same method of the superclass with the same name and signature.
  3. To change or cancel (an automatic function)
To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
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  1. To surround or encircle with evils, enmity, etc.; entrap
  2. To avoid or evade
  3. To get the better of or prevent from happening by craft or ingenuity
To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
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  1. To obstruct by means of a bar or bars; shut off; close
  2. A unit used to measure atmospheric pressure. It is equal to a force of 100,000 newtons per square meter of surface area, or 0.987 atmosphere.
  3. To prohibit or prevent (someone) from doing something:
(Idiomatic) To terminate or abolish something.
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(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
(Idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To remove by using a siphon.
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To turn away
  3. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
To prevent or hinder by doing something ahead of time
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  1. To prevent or hinder by doing something ahead of time
  2. To prevent or hinder normal sales in (a market), as by buying up merchandise.
  3. To delay, hinder, or prevent (an event, for example) by taking action beforehand:
To keep or ward off; avert.
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  1. To keep or ward off; avert.
  2. (Dated) To prohibit; to forbid; to avert.
  3. To ward off; prevent
To anticipate and prevent something from happening; to dispose of something.
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  1. To anticipate and prevent something from happening; to dispose of something.
  2. To make unnecessary
  3. To do away with or prevent by effective measures
Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
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  1. Remove the possibility of; rule out; prevent or exclude; to make impossible.
  2. To exclude or prevent (someone) from a given condition or activity:
(Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
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  1. (Idiomatic) to prevent something from happening; to obviate or avert
(Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
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  1. (Archaic) To keep watch over; guard; protect
  2. To turn aside; fend off; parry
  3. To guard; protect.
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