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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:
To press, cram, or force tightly together:
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  1. To press, cram, or force tightly together:
  2. To gather together in a limited space:
  3. To force by pressing or shoving:
To push someone or something with force.
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  1. To push someone or something with force.
  2. To put (something) roughly in a place:
  3. To move forward roughly, often by shoving someone:
To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
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  1. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  2. To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
  3. (Slang) To have understanding:
To poke or thrust abruptly:
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  1. To poke or thrust abruptly:
  2. To punch (someone) with short straight blows.
  3. To poke or thrust, as with a sharp instrument
To give a little shake, shove, or jerk to
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  1. To give a little shake, shove, or jerk to
  2. To go (on or along) in a steady, slow, heavy manner
  3. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
To near or come close to something.
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  1. To near or come close to something.
  2. To push or poke gently, esp. with the elbow, in order to get the attention of, hint slyly, etc.
To stick out; protrude
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  1. To stick out; protrude
  2. To live or move slowly or lazily; loiter; putter; dawdle
  3. To push or jab with a stick, finger, etc.; prod
(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 arouse; provoke
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  1. To arouse; provoke
  2. To provoke; arouse:
  3. To cause to feel resentment or indignation.
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 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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The act of encouraging.
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  1. The act of encouraging.
  2. An encouraging or being encouraged
  3. One that encourages.
The snap made by a finger which is held down toward the palm by the thumb and then suddenly released
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  1. The snap made by a finger which is held down toward the palm by the thumb and then suddenly released
  2. Something that excites or stimulates.
  3. A light blow or tap given in this way
The force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion
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  1. The force with which a body moves against resistance, resulting from its mass and the velocity at which it is set in motion
  2. Anything that stimulates activity; driving force or motive; incentive; impulse
  3. Increased activity in response to a stimulus:
A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
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  1. A sudden inclination to act, usually without premeditation
  2. (Mech.) The change in momentum effected by a force, measured by multiplying the average value of the force by the time during which it acts
  3. A sudden wish or urge that prompts an unpremeditated act or feeling; an abrupt inclination:
Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
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  1. Something, such as the fear of punishment or the expectation of reward, that induces action or motivates effort.
  2. Something that stimulates one to take action, work harder, etc.; stimulus
In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime. In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime.
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  1. In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime. In contract law, the material reason for undertaking certain obligations. In criminal law, motive or that which leads to the commission of a crime.
  2. (Shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
  3. (Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
The act or an instance of motivating
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  1. The act or an instance of motivating
  2. Desire or enthusiasm to accomplish or achieve something
  3. The act or process of motivating:
The act of pressing:
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  1. The act of pressing:
  2. A provocation to action; a stimulus:
  3. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
A spinelike process, as on the wings or legs of certain birds
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  1. A spinelike process, as on the wings or legs of certain birds
  2. Any of various pointed devices worn on the heel by the rider of a horse and used to urge the horse forward
  3. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.
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  1. A substance that acts to increase physiological or nervous activity in the body.
  2. An agent, especially a drug, that causes increased activity, especially of the nervous or cardiovascular systems. Caffeine is a commonly used stimulant.
  3. A stimulus or an incentive:
A person, device or substance that stimulates.
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  1. A person, device or substance that stimulates.
An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
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  1. An agent, action, or condition that elicits or accelerates a physiological or psychological activity or response.
  2. (Physiol., Psychol.) Any action or agent that causes or changes an activity in an organism, organ, or part, as something that excites an end organ, starts a nerve impulse, or activates a muscle
  3. Something that has an impact or an effect on an organism so that its behavior is modified in a detectable way.
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