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The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
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  1. The quality or condition of being various or varied; diversity:
  2. A different form of some thing, condition, or quality; sort; kind
  3. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
(Biology) A group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. The species is the fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus. Species names are represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
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  1. (Biology) A group of closely related organisms that are very similar to each other and are usually capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring. The species is the fundamental category of taxonomic classification, ranking below a genus or subgenus. Species names are represented in binomial nomenclature by an uncapitalized Latin adjective or noun following a capitalized genus name, as in Ananas comosus, the pineapple, and Equus caballus, the horse.
  2. A group of organisms having many characteristics in common and ranking below a genus. Organisms that reproduce sexually and belong to the same species interbreed and produce fertile offspring. Species names are usually written lower case and in italics, as rex in Tyrannosaurus rex.
  3. A kind, variety, or type:
A group of related families of languages.
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  1. A group of related families of languages.
  2. The type from which a group of animals or plants has descended.
  3. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
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  1. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
  2. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
  3. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
Sort; variety; class
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  1. Sort; variety; class
  2. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  3. A doubtful or borderline member of a given category:
A great or excessive demand or stress on one's body, mind, or resources:
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  1. A great or excessive demand or stress on one's body, mind, or resources:
  2. The descendants of a common ancestor; race; stock; line; breed; variety
  3. A group of cultivated plants or domestic animals of the same species that have distinctive characteristics but are not considered a separate breed or variety.
A kind; a sort:
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  1. A kind; a sort:
  2. A kind; sort; type
  3. A group of organisms having common ancestors and certain distinguishable characteristics, especially a group within a species developed by artificial selection and maintained by controlled propagation.
A group of things having a common source or similar features
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  1. A group of things having a common source or similar features
  2. A group of like things; a class:
  3. (Biology) A taxonomic category of related organisms ranking below an order and above a genus. A family usually consists of several genera.
(Particle Physics) A unique force or charge on each type of quark that controls how quarks combine to form hadrons: although called red, green, and blue, they are not related to visual colors
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  1. (Particle Physics) A unique force or charge on each type of quark that controls how quarks combine to form hadrons: although called red, green, and blue, they are not related to visual colors
  2. A false appearance; disguise; pretext; especially the false appearance of a claim to legal right, authority, or office. See also color of law and color of title.
  3. Vividness or variety in expression:
A people having common origins or traditions and often constituting a nation.
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  1. A people having common origins or traditions and often constituting a nation.
  2. The condition or fact of being a nation
  3. A national or ethnic group, esp. of immigrants from some other country
Production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
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  1. Production, development, or improvement of a particular plant, animal, commodity, etc.
  2. The arts, beliefs, customs, institutions, and other products of human work and thought considered as a unit, especially with regard to a particular time or social group:
  3. The set of predominating attitudes and behavior that characterize a group or organization:
Any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional Hindu society, stratified according to Hindu ritual purity, especially the Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra castes.
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  1. Any of the hereditary, endogamous social classes or subclasses of traditional Hindu society, stratified according to Hindu ritual purity, especially the Brahman, Kshatriya, Vaisya, and Sudra castes.
  2. A specialized group carrying out a specific function within a colony of social insects. For example, in an ant colony, members of the caste of workers forage for food outside the colony or tend eggs and larvae, while the members of the caste of soldiers, often larger with stronger jaws, are responsible for defense of the colony.
  3. Any exclusive and restrictive social or occupational class or group
A form of a language that is used by a specific social group and differs from forms used by other social groups:
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  1. A form of a language that is used by a specific social group and differs from forms used by other social groups:
  2. (--- Zool.) Any of a group of widely separated variants within a single interbreeding population
  3. A number or collection of varied things, especially of a particular group; an assortment:
A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
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  1. A size or style of printed or typewritten characters; a typeface:
  2. The type specimen, type species, or type genus, which serves as the basis for the name of a species, genus, or family.
  3. An example or a model having the ideal features of a group or class; an embodiment:
The human race; mankind
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  1. The human race; mankind
All human males; the male sex
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  1. All human males; the male sex
  2. The human race; humankind.
  3. Men as opposed to women.
A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
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  1. A natural group of plants or animals classified together without regard for their taxonomic relations
  2. A unit of sociopolitical organization consisting of a number of families, clans, or other groups who share a common ancestry and culture and among whom leadership is typically neither formalized nor permanent.
  3. A group of this kind having recognized ancestry
A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
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  1. A religious body or denomination, esp. a small group that has broken away from an established church
  2. A religious body, especially one that has separated from a larger denomination.
  3. Any group of people having a common leadership, set of opinions, philosophical doctrine, political principles, etc., specif. a faction of a larger group
A number of elements having similar chemical reactions
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  1. A number of elements having similar chemical reactions
  2. (Mathematics) A set, together with a binary associative operation, such that the set is closed under the operation, the set contains an identity element for the operation, and each element of the set has an inverse element with respect to the operation. The integers form a group under the operation of ordinary addition.
  3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
(Linguistics) A group of words belonging to the same grammatical category that share a particular set of morphological properties, such as a set of inflections.
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  1. (Linguistics) A group of words belonging to the same grammatical category that share a particular set of morphological properties, such as a set of inflections.
  2. A meeting of such a group
  3. An identifiable group of individuals that a regulation or statute deals with or acts upon differently than it does other people. If the group is identified by gender, race, national origin, or religion, such a group is called a protected class or a suspect class. See also suspect classification.
A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
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  1. A type, race or category; a group of entities that have common characteristics such that they may be grouped together.
  2. Lineal ancestors or descendants considered as a group.
  3. Sort; variety; class
The territory occupied by such a federation or tribe.
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  1. The territory occupied by such a federation or tribe.
  2. A federation or tribe, especially one composed of Native Americans.
  3. A relatively large group of people organized under a single, usually independent government; a country.
The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture:
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  1. The common people of a society or region considered as the representatives of a traditional way of life and especially as the originators or carriers of the customs, beliefs, and arts that make up a distinctive culture:
  2. The large body of the common people of such a group
  3. People in general; persons
The stock of genes of a species or of the members of a species population
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  1. The stock of genes of a species or of the members of a species population
  2. The collective genetic information contained within a population of sexually reproducing organisms.
  3. (Genetics) The complete set of unique alleles that would be found by inspecting the genetic material of every living member of a species or population.
A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
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  1. A list of ancestors; record of ancestry; family tree
  2. A chart of an individual's ancestors used in human genetics to analyze Mendelian inheritance of certain traits, especially of familial diseases.
  3. The background or origin of a person or thing, esp. as a mark of prestige or distinction
Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
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  1. Direct descent from a particular ancestor; ancestry.
  2. The descendants of a common ancestor considered to be the founder of the line.
  3. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual. The overview or totality of the marriage and blood relationships within a family, including the ancestors and descendants of a particular individual.
A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society:
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  1. A group viewed as forming a distinct segment of society:
  2. The region occupied by a group of interacting organisms.
  3. A group of people forming a smaller social unit within a larger one, and sharing common interests, work, identity, location, etc.
(Biol.) A group of similar organisms living in the same region, esp. organisms of the same species
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  1. (Biol.) A group of similar organisms living in the same region, esp. organisms of the same species
  2. A group of individuals of the same species occupying a particular geographic area. Populations may be relatively small and closed, as on an island or in a valley, or they may be more diffuse and without a clear boundary between them and a neighboring population of the same species. For species that reproduce sexually, the members of a population interbreed either exclusively with members of their own population or, where populations intergrade, to a greater degree than with members of other populations.
  3. The total number of inhabitants constituting a particular race, class, or group in a specified area.
A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
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  1. A group of people with interests in common; clique; set
  2. In certain primitive societies, a tribal division, usually exogamous, of matrilineal or patrilineal descent from a common ancestor
  3. An early form of social group, as in the Scottish Highlands, composed of several families claiming descent from a common ancestor, bearing the same family name, and following the same chieftain
The person or persons against whom one competes
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  1. The person or persons against whom one competes
  2. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition. Rivalry, as between two individuals or entities, a quest to secure an advantage over another; in business, rivalry for customers or a share of the marketplace. See unfair competition.
  3. (Ecol.) The struggle among individual organisms for food, water, space, etc. when the available supply is limited
A scheduled or regular route:
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  1. A scheduled or regular route:
  2. A trend or tendency:
  3. A pace faster than a walk:
Either of two marks (— or –), used in printing and writing to indicate a break in sentence structure or a parenthetical element, or to connect numbers showing a range of dates, times, etc.
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  1. Either of two marks (— or –), used in printing and writing to indicate a break in sentence structure or a parenthetical element, or to connect numbers showing a range of dates, times, etc.
  2. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
  3. A gift or tip offered to get better service
A brief period of intense activity
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  1. A brief period of intense activity
  2. A burst of speed or activity.
  3. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
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  1. An act of passing something along from one person, group, or station to another.
  2. A crew of workers relieving others at work; shift
  3. A fresh supply of dogs, horses, etc. kept in readiness to relieve others in a hunt, on a journey, etc.
An event or activity that requires prolonged effort, endurance, or attention.
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  1. An event or activity that requires prolonged effort, endurance, or attention.
  2. (Figuratively, by extension) Any extended or sustained activity.
  3. A footrace of 26 miles, 385 yards, run over an open course, esp. as an event of the Olympic games or as an annual event in some cities
An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
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  1. An incongruity or unpleasant juxtaposition of different colors or elements.
  2. A harsh noise, as of a collision
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
The people who so meet or the place of meeting
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  1. The people who so meet or the place of meeting
  2. A meeting or contest, especially an athletic competition.
  3. A meeting, gathering, or assembling, as for a sporting event
Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
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  1. Something that takes place, especially a significant occurrence.
  2. (Physics) A phenomenon or occurrence located at a single point in space-time, regarded as the fundamental observational entity in relativity theory.
  3. (Sports) A contest in a sports competition, such as a meet:
The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
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  1. The action of engaging or the state of being engaged:
  2. Employment, especially for a specified time:
  3. A specific, often limited, period of employment:
The act or sound of scurrying
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  1. The act or sound of scurrying
  2. The noise produced by scurrying.
  3. A short run or race
A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
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  1. A sudden gushing or shooting forth; jet
  2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
  3. A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
(Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
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  1. (Film, TV) A sequence of film, videotape, etc., as a short selection taken from a longer feature or a brief piece inserted in a newscast
  2. Any of various devices that clip or fasten things together, grip or hold something, etc.
  3. A single occasion; a time:
(Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
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  1. (Cycling) A discipline in track cycling where two opposing teams start on opposite sides of the track and try to catch their opponents.
  2. The act of pursuing.
  3. An occupation, career, interest, etc. to which one devotes time and energy
The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
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  1. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
  2. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
  3. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
A race run by contestants on foot.
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  1. A race run by contestants on foot.
Attributive form of horse race
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  1. Attributive form of horse race
  2. A competitive race for horses carrying jockeys; often the subject of betting
  3. A race for horses, usually, specif., one for horses ridden by jockeys over an oval track, with organized betting on the outcome
A race whose course follows one or more roads or trails rather than a track.
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  1. A race whose course follows one or more roads or trails rather than a track.
  2. A race run on roads rather than a track.
A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.
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  1. A race between two cars to determine which can accelerate faster from a standstill.
  2. A race in a car or on a motorcycle to determine the fastest vehicle. [from mid-20th c.]
  3. A race between vehicles to test their acceleration from a complete stop, esp. between specially designed cars on a short, straight course (drag strip)
An event where such racing takes place
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  1. An event where such racing takes place
  2. A form of off-road motorbike racing.
  3. A race for lightweight motorcycles over a cross-country course with obstacles
(Sports) A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
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  1. (Sports) A horserace across open country or over an obstacle course.
  2. A cross-country footrace or one run over a prepared course with ditches and other obstacles
  3. A horse race run over a prepared course with artificial obstructions, such as ditches, hedges, and walls
Something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
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  1. Something that hampers a person; disadvantage; hindrance
  2. (Sometimes considered offensive) The disadvantage itself, in particular physical or mental disadvantages of people.
  3. An allowance of a certain amount of time or distance in starting, granted in a race (other contest of skill) to the competitor possessing disadvantages; or an additional weight or other hindrance imposed upon the one possessing advantages, in order to equalize, as much as possible, the chances of success.
A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit
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  1. A groove or recess in a wall, made to provide space as for a pipe or conduit
  2. A groove cut in an object; a slot:
  3. A rectangular metal frame in which pages or columns of type are locked
A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.
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  1. A narrow piece of material, usually wood or cardboard, coated on one end with a compound that ignites when scratched against a rough or chemically treated surface.
  2. Two or more persons or things that go together in appearance, size, or other quality
  3. A person, group, or thing able to cope with or oppose another as an equal in power, size, etc.
The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
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  1. The transfer of energy from one body to another as a result of a difference in temperature or a change in phase.
  2. A furnace or other source of warmth in a room or building:
  3. The quality of being hot; hotness: in physics, heat is considered a form of energy existing as the result of the random motion of molecules and is the form of energy that is transferred between bodies as a result of their temperature difference
The amount by which one part overlaps another.
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  1. The amount by which one part overlaps another.
  2. A wheel, disk, or slab of leather or metal, either stationary or rotating, used for polishing and smoothing.
  3. A length, as of rope, required to make one complete turn around something.
A city of central England west of Nottingham. First founded by the Romans as a garrison town, it was one of the centers of the Industrial Revolution.
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  1. A city of central England west of Nottingham. First founded by the Romans as a garrison town, it was one of the centers of the Industrial Revolution.
  2. A race for three-year-old horses, run annually at Epsom Downs in Surrey
  3. (Sports) A formal race usually having an open field of contestants:
A boat race
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  1. A boat race
  2. A boat race or a series of boat races.
  3. A series of boat races, although sometimes used for a single race.
A lottery in which the participants' contributions form a fund that is awarded as a prize to one or several winners.
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  1. A lottery in which the participants' contributions form a fund that is awarded as a prize to one or several winners.
  2. A contest, esp. a horse race, the result of which determines the winner or winners of such a lottery
  3. An event or contest, especially a horserace, the result of which determines the winner of such a lottery.
(Informal) The range of the authority or influence of a person, group, or thing; a bailiwick:
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  1. (Informal) The range of the authority or influence of a person, group, or thing; a bailiwick:
  2. A piece cut from a layer of earth or sod.
  3. A piece of peat that is burned for use as fuel.
(Computers) One of the concentric magnetic rings that form the separate data storage areas on a floppy disk or a hard disk.
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  1. (Computers) One of the concentric magnetic rings that form the separate data storage areas on a floppy disk or a hard disk.
  2. A distinct selection from an audio or video recording, usually containing an individual work or part of a larger work:
  3. (Slang) Needle marks on the skin from multiple intravenous injections, considered an indication of habitual drug use.
To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
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  1. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
  2. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To cause to occur or be done more rapidly or too rapidly; accelerate the preparation or completion of; urge on
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  1. To cause to occur or be done more rapidly or too rapidly; accelerate the preparation or completion of; urge on
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
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  1. To go, move, grow, etc. easily and freely, without hindrance or restraint
  2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  3. To do or carry out:
To follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase
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  1. To follow in order to overtake, capture, or kill; chase
  2. To proceed along, follow, or continue with (a specified course, action, plan, etc.)
  3. To take action regarding (something), especially with the intention of sustained effort:
To go or follow in pursuit.
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  1. To go or follow in pursuit.
  2. To follow quickly or persistently in order to catch or harm
  3. To run after; follow; pursue
To become filled with tears:
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  1. To become filled with tears:
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit an energetic and active abundance (of a thing). See also bustle with.
To expel suddenly in a stream or gushing flow; squirt; jet
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  1. To expel suddenly in a stream or gushing flow; squirt; jet
  2. To make a brief intense effort or show a sudden increase in activity or speed.
  3. To show a sudden, brief burst of energy, increased activity, etc., as near the end of a race
(Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
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  1. (Idiomatic) to persist, continue to advance
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To move in a quick fashion.
  3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
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  1. To tip or turn (a yardarm) into a position for lowering.
  2. To run past the pallet of the escapement without catching
  3. To walk, run, or dance with light, rapid steps; skip; caper
Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
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  1. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
  2. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  3. To pass over or through in flight:
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
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  1. To misrepresent one's ability in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling.
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
(Archaic) To hurry or hasten
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  1. (Archaic) To hurry or hasten
  2. To go quickly; hasten.
To run or move swiftly; glide or skim along easily
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  1. To run or move swiftly; glide or skim along easily
  2. (Nautical) To run before a gale with little or no sail set.
  3. To be driven or run before the wind
To become scorched or singed.
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  1. To become scorched or singed.
  2. To destroy (land and buildings) by fire or military action so as to leave nothing salvageable to an enemy army.
  3. To go or move at a very fast, often excessively fast rate.
To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
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  1. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
  2. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To move in a sudden sweep:
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  1. To move in a sudden sweep:
  2. To snatch or seize suddenly, with a sweeping movement
  3. To make a rush or an attack with a sudden sweeping movement. Often used with down :
To sink (a ship) by this means.
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  1. To sink (a ship) by this means.
  2. To run or move with short hurried movements; scurry.
  3. To run or move quickly; scurry, esp. away from danger, trouble, etc.
To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.
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  1. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.
  2. To go with light running steps; scamper.
  3. To run hastily; scamper
To move suddenly and rapidly:
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  1. To move suddenly and rapidly:
  2. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
  3. To throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
To run or go quickly and lightly:
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  1. To run or go quickly and lightly:
  2. (Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
  3. To run or go hurriedly or quickly
To move with or as if with great speed:
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  1. To move with or as if with great speed:
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
To move or go quickly or suddenly
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  1. To move or go quickly or suddenly
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
To break away from an affiliation, as from a political party.
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  1. To break away from an affiliation, as from a political party.
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
To struggle or rush pell-mell, as to get something highly prized
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  1. To struggle or rush pell-mell, as to get something highly prized
  2. To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
  3. (Football) To run around with the ball behind the line of scrimmage in order to avoid being tackled while searching for an open receiver.
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To use guns, bows and arrows, etc., as in hunting
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  1. To use guns, bows and arrows, etc., as in hunting
  2. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
  3. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
(Originally) To send by post
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  1. (Originally) To send by post
  2. To put up (a poster, notice, etc.) on (a wall, post, etc.); placard
  3. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante. After. After in time, order, or position; behind. See also ante.
To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
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  1. To read or glance through (a book, for example) quickly or superficially.
  2. To give a quick and superficial reading, scrutiny, or consideration; glance:
  3. To look at hastily or carelessly; glance through (a book, etc.) without reading word for word
(Intransitive, idiomatic) to hasten; to move rapidly
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) to hasten; to move rapidly
(Idiomatic) To hurry or run; often, to flee.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To hurry or run; often, to flee.
(Idiomatic) To leave in a hurry.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To leave in a hurry.
  2. (Idiomatic) To leave or depart; to go away.
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. To move or progress rapidly:
  3. (Informal) To go at high speed
(Nautical) To carry an unusual amount of sail in an attempt to accelerate the speed of a vessel.
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  1. (Nautical) To carry an unusual amount of sail in an attempt to accelerate the speed of a vessel.
(Idiomatic, dated) to go faster; to hurry up
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  1. (Idiomatic, dated) to go faster; to hurry up
To leave hastily; flee.
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  1. To leave hastily; flee.
  2. To run off or away; leave in a hurry
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To strive in combat; fight
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  1. To strive in combat; fight
  2. To hold to be a fact; assert
  3. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To publish in a periodical:
To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
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  1. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
  2. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
To compete in race walking
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  1. To compete in race walking
To cause to gallop.
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  1. To cause to gallop.
  2. To move, progress, or act very fast; hurry
  3. To go or move at a gallop.
A protracted controversy or struggle:
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  1. A protracted controversy or struggle:
  2. Any fight or struggle; conflict
  3. Armed fighting; combat or war
The person or persons against whom one competes
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  1. The person or persons against whom one competes
  2. A test of skill or ability; a contest:
  3. The simultaneous demand by two or more organisms for limited environmental resources, such as nutrients, living space, or light.
A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
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  1. A competition, especially one in which entrants perform separately and are rated by judges:
  2. A struggle for superiority or victory between rivals:
  3. A fight, struggle, conflict, or controversy
The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
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  1. The relationship between two or more rivals who regularly compete with each other. The term usually applies to two rivals.
  2. In economics, rivalry is a characteristic of a good. Rivalrous goods are those which can be consumed by only one person at the same time -- for example, a candy bar or a suit; a non-rivalrous good may be provided to more consumers at a very low marginal cost for each additional consumer.
  3. The act of rivaling or the fact or condition of being a rival or rivals; competition
Contention or competition between rivals.
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  1. Contention or competition between rivals.
  2. The act or state of fighting or quarreling, esp. bitterly; struggle; conflict
  3. A conflict or quarrel:
The act of struggling:
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  1. The act of struggling:
  2. Strife, contention, or combat:
  3. Conflict; strife; contention
Any power struggle between two parties
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  1. Any power struggle between two parties
  2. Alternative spelling of tug of war.
The period of such conflict.
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  1. The period of such conflict.
  2. (Obs.) A battle
  3. A condition of active antagonism or contention:
Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
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  1. Military operations marked by a specific characteristic:
  2. Conflict or struggle of any kind
  3. The waging of war against an enemy; armed conflict.
To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
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  1. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  2. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
(Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
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  1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
  2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
  3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
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  1. To cast (a look or the eyes) suddenly and rapidly in a direction.
  2. To move suddenly and fast
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To write hastily. Often used with off :
  3. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
  3. To move or proceed rapidly:
(Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
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  1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
  2. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
  3. To move swiftly; flit; fly
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
  3. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
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  1. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. (Rare) hasten
  2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To move in a quick fashion.
  3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
(Informal) To cause to be done, prepared, sent, etc. quickly or too quickly; hurry
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  1. (Informal) To cause to be done, prepared, sent, etc. quickly or too quickly; hurry
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
  3. To move at a vigorous gait:
To soar or rise rapidly:
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  1. To soar or rise rapidly:
  2. To move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
To move without hindrance or restraint:
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  1. To move without hindrance or restraint:
  2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  3. To do or carry out:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
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  1. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  2. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
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  1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  2. To move swiftly; scurry.
  3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
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  1. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
  2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
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  1. To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
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  1. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  2. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)