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To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
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  1. To grip; to take hold, particularly with the hand.
  2. ​To understand.
  3. To reach for and try to seize
To grasp and hold tightly:
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  1. To grasp and hold tightly:
  2. To grasp or hold eagerly or tightly
  3. To engage the clutch of an automobile, etc.
To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
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  1. To protect (wildlife or natural resources) in a designated area, often for regulated hunting or fishing.
  2. To keep in perfect or unaltered condition; maintain unchanged:
  3. To save from decay by the use of some preservative substance, such as as sugar or salt; to season and prepare (fruits, meat, etc.) for storage.
(Archaic) To divorce.
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  1. (Archaic) To divorce.
  2. To place out of the way, clean up.
  3. (Colloquial) To consume (food or drink), especially in large quantities.
To manage economically; conserve
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  1. To manage economically; conserve
  2. To use sparingly or economically; conserve:
  3. (Archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry
To provide work and pay for
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  1. To provide work and pay for
  2. To engage the services or labor of for pay; hire
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
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  1. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
  2. To pay for (work to be done)
  3. To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
To draw into; involve:
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  1. To draw into; involve:
  2. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To remember; to be mindful of or pay attention.
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  1. To remember; to be mindful of or pay attention.
To become aware or informed of; find out:
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  1. To become aware or informed of; find out:
  2. To teach
  3. To get knowledge of (a subject) or skill in (an art, trade, etc.) by study, experience, instruction, etc.
To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
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  1. To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
  2. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
  3. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
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  1. Used with a past participle to form the present perfect, past perfect, and future perfect tenses indicating completed action:
  2. To hold in the hand or in control; own; possess
  3. (Informal) To hold at a disadvantage or to overcome
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
To have control over:
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  1. To have control over:
  2. To admit as being in accordance with fact, truth, or a claim; acknowledge:
  3. To possess; hold as personal property; have
To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
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  1. To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
  2. (--- Archaic) To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition:
  3. (Archaic) To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
To have or keep within itself; have room or space for; contain
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  1. To have or keep within itself; have room or space for; contain
  2. To keep in custody:
  3. To keep from advancing or attacking
(Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
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  1. (Idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
  2. (Idiomatic) to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To maintain for use or service:
  3. To continue to do:
  1. To restrict or restrain
  2. To prevent (a pupil) to advance in a course
  3. To hold back, refuse to give or share
To keep back; to retain.
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  1. To keep back; to retain.
  2. To keep or secure for oneself; retain:
  3. To keep in store for future or special use.
To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
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  1. To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
  3. To keep in check; restrain:
To save; reserve:
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  1. To save; reserve:
  2. To maintain for use or service:
  3. To maintain records in:
To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
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  1. To keep in a certain condition or position, esp. of efficiency, good repair, etc.; preserve
  2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
  3. To keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on
To cause (oneself) to reflect on or consider.
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  1. To cause (oneself) to reflect on or consider.
  2. To remind (oneself); remember.
  3. To bring (oneself) to think of or recollect; remind (oneself)
To behave obediently:
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  1. To behave obediently:
  2. (Regional) To bring (an object or idea) to mind; remember.
  3. To pay attention to:
To cancel, take back, or revoke:
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  1. To cancel, take back, or revoke:
  2. To call back; ask or order to return; specif., to ask purchasers to return (an imperfect or dangerous product), often so that a manufacturing defect can be corrected
  3. To bring back to mind; remember
To have a recollection; remember
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  1. To have a recollection; remember
  2. To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
  3. To call back to mind; recall; remember, esp. with some effort
To retain in the memory:
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  1. To retain in the memory:
  2. To keep (a person) in mind with some feeling, as of pleasure, gratitude, etc.
  3. To recall to the mind with effort; think of again:
To think about or tell of past experiences or events:
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  1. To think about or tell of past experiences or events:
  2. To think, talk, or write about remembered events or experiences
To regain health, vigor, or good spirits:
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  1. To regain health, vigor, or good spirits:
  2. To come or bring back into use or attention
  3. To come or bring to mind again
To recall a thought or an image to mind:
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  1. To recall a thought or an image to mind:
  2. To have or formulate in the mind:
  3. To call to mind; recall; remember
To provide work and pay for
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  1. To provide work and pay for
  2. To engage the services or labor of for pay; hire
  3. To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To draw into; involve:
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  1. To draw into; involve:
  2. To obtain or contract for the services of; employ:
  3. To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
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  1. To engage the temporary use of for a fee; rent:
  2. To pay for (work to be done)
  3. To get the services of (a person) or the use of (a thing) in return for payment; employ or engage
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