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To move forward against opposition
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  1. To move forward against opposition
  2. To move (something) by exerting force against it; thrust or shove:
  3. To move by being pushed
To reduce the sagging of (the face, breasts, etc.) by means of cosmetic surgery
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  1. To reduce the sagging of (the face, breasts, etc.) by means of cosmetic surgery
  2. To pick up and move or set
  3. To become raised or elevated; go up
To move to a higher position; elevate:
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  1. To move to a higher position; elevate:
  2. To cause to arise, appear, come, etc.; esp., to bring back as from death; reanimate
  3. To bring about; provoke:
To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
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  1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
  2. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
  3. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
To estimate the worth of; evaluate.
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  1. To estimate the worth of; evaluate.
  2. (Obs.) To set a value upon; price
  3. To move or force with a lever; pry:
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To have a preference, favor, or be inclined toward something:
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  1. To have a preference, favor, or be inclined toward something:
  2. To have, or come to have, a bias or inclination in favor of a particular opinion or side in a dispute
  3. To cause to slope, as by raising one end; incline:
To become raised or lifted.
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  1. To become raised or lifted.
  2. To raise to one's mouth in order to drink:
  3. To raise aloft; lift or pull up, esp. by means of a cable, pulley, crane, etc.
(Geology) To displace or move (a vein, lode, or stratum, for example).
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  1. (Geology) To displace or move (a vein, lode, or stratum, for example).
  2. To push (at a capstan to turn it)
  3. (Naut.) To raise, haul, pull, move, etc. by pulling with a rope or cable
To raise to a higher moral, social, or cultural level or condition
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  1. To raise to a higher moral, social, or cultural level or condition
  2. To raise; elevate.
  3. To lift up, or elevate
To raise or lift up; elevate.
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  1. To raise or lift up; elevate.
To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
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  1. To raise (a person) in rank or position; promote
  2. To move (something) to a higher place or position from a lower one; lift.
  3. To lift up; raise
To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy:
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  1. To pry (something) open with or as if with a jimmy:
  2. To use a jimmy on; pry open with a jimmy or similar tool
A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. To look for, as in the case of looking for evidence. See also frisk.
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  1. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. A police examination of a person’s physical body, property, abode, or other area where the person would have an expectation of privacy, in order to find incriminating evidence. For a search to be legal, there must be probable cause, because the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits unreasonable search and seizure. To look for, as in the case of looking for evidence. See also frisk.
  2. To examine data in a computer in order to locate items having a given property
  3. To search a place or space in order to find something:
To discover something after searching.
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  1. To discover something after searching.
To try; attempt
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  1. To try; attempt
  2. To try to find; search for; look for
  3. To try to locate or discover; search for:
To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
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  1. To make a vigorous and thorough search of (a place, person) with a view to stealing something, especially when leaving behind a state of disarray.
  2. To search through (something) thoroughly and often roughly:
  3. To search through for plunder; pillage; rob
To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
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  1. To make a reconnaissance or preliminary examination.
  2. To make a preliminary examination of (an area or a group, for example), usually by moving around and observing, in order to gather information, especially for military purposes:
To peek furtively; steal a quick glance.
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  1. To peek furtively; steal a quick glance.
  2. To look through a small opening or from a place of hiding
  3. To peer slyly or secretly; take a hasty, furtive look
To be partially visible; show:
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  1. To be partially visible; show:
  2. To come out or show slightly; come partly into sight
  3. To look closely and searchingly, or squint, as in trying to see more clearly
To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
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  1. To look or peer furtively, as from a place of concealment.
  2. To glance quickly.
  3. To glance or look quickly and furtively, esp. through an opening or from behind something
To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
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  1. To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
  2. To look about in a sneaking, prying way
To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy
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  1. To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy
To catch sight of; see:
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  1. To catch sight of; see:
  2. To watch or observe closely and secretly, usually with unfriendly purpose
  3. To investigate or observe something, especially in secret:
(Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
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  1. (Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
  2. To affect in a given way by staring
  3. To look directly, fixedly, or vacantly, often with a wide-eyed gaze.
To be or become open or wide:
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  1. To be or become open or wide:
  2. To stare with the mouth open, as in wonder or surprise
  3. To stare wonderingly or stupidly, often with the mouth open.
To make or push (a way, etc.) cautiously or slowly with the front forward
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  1. To make or push (a way, etc.) cautiously or slowly with the front forward
  2. To push with the nose
  3. (Informal) To search or inquire meddlesomely; snoop or pry:
To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
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  1. To ask questions about (something); investigate or analyze:
  2. To seek information about
  3. To seek information by asking a question:
(Idiomatic) To be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To be nosy; to meddle or interfere in the affairs of another.
(Short for, Slang, former) rubberneck
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  1. (Short for, Slang, former) rubberneck
  2. Any of various synthetic materials having properties that are similar to those of this substance.
  3. An elastic material prepared from the milky sap of certain tropical plants, especially the tree Hevea brasiliensis. Rubber is a polymer that is used, after processing, in a great variety of products, including electric insulation and tires. In its pure form, it is white and consists of repeating units of C5 H8 .
To watch by craning the neck (as though it were made of rubber), especially if the observer and observed are in motion relative to each other.
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  1. To watch by craning the neck (as though it were made of rubber), especially if the observer and observed are in motion relative to each other.
  2. To look at things or gaze about in this way
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
To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
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  1. To pry into the private affairs of others, especially by prowling about.
  2. To look about in a sneaking, prying way
A person who pries
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  1. A person who pries
  2. One who pries, especially a person who is unduly interested in the affairs of others.
The act of snooping
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  1. The act of snooping
  2. A person who snoops
  3. One who snoops.
A person who snoops.
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