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A burst of speed or activity.
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  1. A burst of speed or activity.
  2. A brief period of intense activity
  3. The act or an instance of sprinting, especially a short race at top speed.
A gift or tip offered to get better service
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  1. A gift or tip offered to get better service
  2. 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.
  3. In Morse and similar codes, the long sound or signal used in combination with the dot and silent intervals to represent letters or numbers.
A slight push or shake; a nudge.
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  1. A slight push or shake; a nudge.
  2. A projecting or notched part, esp. one at right angles, in a surface or line
  3. A sharp, temporary change of direction, as in a road or one's course
Any of the different varieties or populations of human beings distinguished by a) physical traits such as hair color and texture, eye color, skin color, or body shape: traditionally, the three primary divisions are Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid, although many subdivisions of these are also called races b) blood types c) genetic code patterns d) all their inherited characteristics which are unique to their isolated breeding population
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  1. Any of the different varieties or populations of human beings distinguished by a) physical traits such as hair color and texture, eye color, skin color, or body shape: traditionally, the three primary divisions are Caucasoid, Negroid, and Mongoloid, although many subdivisions of these are also called races b) blood types c) genetic code patterns d) all their inherited characteristics which are unique to their isolated breeding population
  2. A series of such competitions held at a specified time on a regular course:
  3. The channel for a current of water, esp. one built to use the water industrially
A particular way of walking, running, etc. (of a person or animal); gait; walk
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  1. A particular way of walking, running, etc. (of a person or animal); gait; walk
  2. The rate of speed at which a person, animal, or group walks or runs.
  3. A unit of linear measure, equal to the length of a step or stride, variously estimated at from 30 inches to 40 inches: the regulation military pace is 30 inches, or 36 inches for double time: the Roman pace, measured from the heel of one foot to the heel of the same foot in the next stride, was 5 Roman ft, or 58.1 inches, now known as a geometric pace, about 5 ft
A jump; leap
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  1. A jump; leap
  2. A springing back from a surface after striking it; bounce
  3. A boundary; a limit:
A gait, as of a horse, in which a front leg and the opposite hind leg are lifted at the same time
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  1. A gait, as of a horse, in which a front leg and the opposite hind leg are lifted at the same time
  2. The gait of a horse or other four-footed animal, between a walk and a canter in speed, in which diagonal pairs of legs move forward together.
  3. A jogging gait of a person, between a walk and a run
A fast running motion of other quadrupeds.
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  1. A fast running motion of other quadrupeds.
  2. Any fast pace, speedy action, or rapid progression
  3. The fastest gait of a horse or other animal, consisting of a succession of leaping strides with all the feet off the ground at one time
A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
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  1. A ride on a horse moving with this gait.
  2. A gait of a horse between a trot and a gallop, consisting of three beats and a "suspension" phase, where there are no feet on the ground. Also describing this gait on other four legged animals.
  3. One who makes hypocritical pretensions to goodness; one who uses canting language.
A steady, easy gait.
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  1. A steady, easy gait.
  2. A long, easy, swinging stride
A device, typically a coil of wire, that returns to its original form after being forced out of shape
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  1. A device, typically a coil of wire, that returns to its original form after being forced out of shape
  2. The season of the year between winter and summer, during which the weather becomes warmer and plants revive, extending in the Northern Hemisphere from the vernal equinox to the summer solstice and popularly considered to include the months of March, April, and May. In the Southern Hemisphere austral spring includes September, October, and November.
  3. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
A short, stitched fold that tapers to a point, used to shape a garment
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  1. A short, stitched fold that tapers to a point, used to shape a garment
  2. A slender, pointed missile, often having tail fins, thrown by hand, shot from a blowgun, or expelled by an exploding bomb.
  3. A small, pointed missile, usually with the rear end feathered, used as for throwing at a target in games or for shooting from a blowgun
The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
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  1. The intensely pleasurable sensation experienced immediately after use of a stimulant or a mind-altering drug.
  2. Any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
  3. The stem of one of these plants, used in making baskets, mats, and chair seats.
The act or process of flying through the air by means of wings.
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  1. The act or process of flying through the air by means of wings.
  2. A group of things flying through the air together
  3. The distance covered or that can be covered at one time by an airplane, bird, projectile, etc.
A means of escaping.
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  1. A means of escaping.
  2. (Biology) A cultivated plant or a domesticated or confined animal that has become established in the wild.
  3. (Computers) A key used especially to interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program.
A sudden or marked change:
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  1. A sudden or marked change:
  2. The opening shot in a game of pocket billiards, in which the cue ball must come into contact with at least one ball in the rack; often, a shot that scatters the racked balls
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
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  1. A fundamental property of the elementary particles of which matter is made that gives rise to attractive and repulsive forces. There are two kinds of charge: color charge and electric charge.
  2. A quantity of explosive to be set off at one time.
  3. The departure from electrical neutrality at a point, or in a region, as by the accumulation, or deficit, of electrical particles: more electrons than normal produce a negative charge; fewer, a positive charge
The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
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  1. The act of swooping or pouncing; sudden, violent descent
The act of scampering
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  1. The act of scampering
  2. A quick light run or movement.
A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
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  1. A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
  2. A drop of the salty fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland to lubricate the eyeball, kill bacteria, etc.: in humans, tears may flow for emotional reasons due to the tightening of muscles near the glands
  3. A drop of the clear salty liquid that is secreted by the lachrymal gland of the eye to lubricate the surface between the eyeball and eyelid and to wash away irritants.
The act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion
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  1. The act of brushing with a quick, light, sweeping motion
  2. A kitchen utensil consisting of wire loops fixed in a handle, for whipping egg whites, cream, etc.
  3. A kitchen utensil, usually in the form of stiff, thin wire loops attached to a handle, used for whipping foodstuffs.
A hurried run.
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  1. A hurried run.
  2. A kind of bucket, usually with a wide lip, used for pouring coal on a fire
  3. A small opening or hatch with a movable lid in the deck or hull of a ship or in the roof, wall, or floor of a building.
Spray, rain, or snow driven by the wind
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  1. Spray, rain, or snow driven by the wind
  2. Ragged low clouds, moving rapidly beneath another cloud layer.
  3. (Meteorol.) Very low, dark, patchy clouds moving swiftly, generally characteristic of bad weather
A general movement or tendency:
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  1. A general movement or tendency:
  2. The amount that flows in a given period of time.
  3. A continuous output or outpouring:
Something that has fallen:
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  1. Something that has fallen:
  2. (Sports) The act of holding a wrestling opponent on his or her back so that the shoulders remain in contact with the mat for a designated period, usually one or two seconds, thereby winning the match.
  3. A marked, often sudden, decline in status, rank, or importance:
A trace or hint:
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  1. A trace or hint:
  2. The act or fact of dropping; a fall, descent, slump, or decrease
  3. The smallest quantity of liquid heavy enough to fall in a spherical mass.
Spoken matter serving to link parts of a radio or television program so that no break occurs.
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  1. Spoken matter serving to link parts of a radio or television program so that no break occurs.
  2. A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order.
  3. A continuous flow, series, or succession; unbroken, coherent whole
A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
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  1. A series of heirs or rightful successors of any kind
  2. The act of succeeding or coming after another in order or sequence or to an office, estate, throne, etc.
  3. The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation. Succession is usually initiated by a significant disturbance of an existing community. Each succeeding community modifies the physical environment, as by introducing shade or changing the fertility or acidity of the soil, creating new conditions that benefit certain species and inhibit others until a climax community is established. &diamf3; The sequential development of plant and animal communities in an area in which no topsoil exists, as on a new lava flow, is called primary succession. &diamf3; The development of such communities in an area that has been disturbed but still retains its topsoil, as in a burned-over area, is called secondary succession.
A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
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  1. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
  2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
  3. (Film) A succession of scenes constituting a single, uninterrupted episode
(Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
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  1. (Informal) A period of time that is indefinite, short, or of a specified character
  2. (Informal) A period or fit of some illness, indisposition, etc.
  3. A word, formula, or form of words having some magic power; incantation
The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
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  1. The interval of time immediately before a given occurrence; the verge:
  2. (--- Anthrop.) A stone, piece of flint, etc. worked manually to a sharp point, as for an arrowhead or spearhead
  3. (Linguistics) A vowel point.
(Nautical) A metal plate attached to a ship's machinery and bearing instructions for its use.
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  1. (Nautical) A metal plate attached to a ship's machinery and bearing instructions for its use.
  2. A label, ticket, or piece of metal or wood used for identification or classification, especially in gardens and greenhouses.
  3. Either of two corresponding parts of something; counterpart
(Bowling) The number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
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  1. (Bowling) The number of pins knocked down by the first ball in a frame following a frame in which a spare or strike is scored: added to the score of the spare or strike of the preceding frame
  2. (Law) Any of the charges in an indictment, each of which gives a reason and is sufficient for prosecution
  3. (Sports) The counting from one to ten seconds, during which time a boxer who has been knocked down must rise or be declared the loser.
The name of a town and beach near St Austell in Cornwall
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  1. The name of a town and beach near St Austell in Cornwall
  2. The average or normal state, condition, degree, etc.
  3. An amount or level considered to be average; a standard:
A standard, model, or pattern for a group
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  1. A standard, model, or pattern for a group
  2. A diminutive of the male given name Norman
  3. A standard or expectation that is established for a given enterprise or effort:
An aspect, particular, or feature:
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  1. An aspect, particular, or feature:
  2. Distance [a long way off]
  3. Space to proceed:
A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
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  1. A road, course, or way for travel from one place to another:
  2. A means of reaching a goal:
  3. A road, way, or course for traveling; esp., a highway
A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region.
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  1. A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region.
  2. (Computers) An element of a database record in which one piece of information is stored.
  3. An area where practical work is done, as by a social worker, geologist, etc., away from the central office, laboratory, or the like
To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
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  1. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
  2. To move from one place to another in large numbers:
  3. (Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
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  1. To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
  2. To flow in a stream or current.
  3. To give forth a continuous stream of light rays or beams; shine.
To flow freely, continuously, or copiously
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  1. To flow freely, continuously, or copiously
  2. To cause (a liquid or granular solid) to stream or flow, as from a container:
  3. To cause to flow in a continuous stream
To occur at a specified time or place:
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  1. To occur at a specified time or place:
  2. To pass into a particular state, condition, or situation:
  3. To come forth as if by falling; issue:
To work or succeed in a sustained way; gain momentum:
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  1. To work or succeed in a sustained way; gain momentum:
  2. To cause to move forward along a surface by revolving on an axis or by repeatedly turning over.
  3. To rise and fall in a full, mellow cadence
To move swiftly; run or race
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  1. To move swiftly; run or race
  2. To proceed or move swiftly in a certain direction or along a course:
  3. Contraction of of course.
To come upon accidentally; happen on:
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  1. To come upon accidentally; happen on:
  2. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  3. To fall suddenly, clumsily, or helplessly
To fall; come down
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  1. To fall; come down
  2. To pass into a specified state, esp. into a less active or less desirable one
  3. To fall in drops
To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
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  1. To move oneself suddenly from the ground, etc. by using one's leg muscles; jump; spring
  2. To change quickly or abruptly from one condition or subject to another:
  3. To propel oneself quickly upward or a long way; spring or jump:
To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
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  1. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  2. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
  3. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
To cause to move with a spinning motion:
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  1. To cause to move with a spinning motion:
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
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  1. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To throw or spin rapidly:
To be driven or run before the wind
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  1. To be driven or run before the wind
  2. To run or move swiftly; glide or skim along easily
  3. (Nautical) To run before a gale with little or no sail set.
To move along through the air:
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  1. To move along through the air:
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
(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 perform with great haste:
  3. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
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
To move rapidly or at top speed:
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  1. To move rapidly or at top speed:
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To mix with a little of another substance
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  1. To mix with a little of another substance
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
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 throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
  3. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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. To start suddenly and run away:
  3. To move or spring suddenly.
To appear suddenly:
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  1. To appear suddenly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. To start the cameras working in photographing a scene or
A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
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  1. A drop of the clear salty liquid secreted by glands (lacrimal glands) in the eyes. Tears wet the membrane covering the eye and help rid the eye of irritating substances.
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To leap forward or upward; spring.
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  1. To leap forward or upward; spring.
  2. Simple past tense and past participle of bind
  3. To spring back from a surface after striking it, as a ball does; bounce; rebound
To run hastily; scamper
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  1. To run hastily; scamper
  2. To run away with quick light steps, to scamper.
  3. To go with light running steps; scamper.
To skip, scamper, or move along quickly and lightly
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  1. To skip, scamper, or move along quickly and lightly
  2. To fish by drawing a lure or baited hook over the surface of the water with a skipping movement.
  3. To move rapidly along a surface, usually with frequent light contacts or changes of direction; skip or glide quickly:
To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
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  1. To run forward with the ball when unable to complete an intended pass play. Used of a quarterback.
  2. To order or get (military aircraft) into the air quickly
  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 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 admit of being transported without loss of quality;
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  1. To admit of being transported without loss of quality;
  2. (--- Informal) To move swiftly:
  3. To go about in the company of a particular group; associate:
(Of a liquid) To pour or spill off or over.
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  1. (Of a liquid) To pour or spill off or over.
  2. To chase someone away.
  3. (Idiomatic) To write something quickly.
  1. To flee by running
  2. To leave home, or other place of residence, usually unannounced, or to make good on a threat, with such action usually performed by a child or juvenile.
To escape from.
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  1. To escape from.
  2. To run away, as from trouble or danger:
  3. To run away or try to escape from
To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
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  1. To avoid a serious or unwanted outcome:
  2. To break loose from; get free of:
  3. (Computers) To interrupt a command, exit a program, or change levels within a program by using a key, combination of keys, or key sequence.
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
  3. To move in a quick fashion.
(Slang, dated) To seek to escape pursuit by fleeing.
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  1. (Slang, dated) To seek to escape pursuit by fleeing.
  2. (Slang, dated) To run away.
(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 go or move at a gallop.
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  1. To go or move at a gallop.
  2. To move, progress, or act very fast; hurry
  3. To move or progress swiftly:
To ride or move at a canter
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  1. To ride or move at a canter
  2. (Intransitive) To cause to move at a canter; to ride (a horse) at a canter.
  3. To cause (a horse) to go at a canter.
To cause to lope
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  1. To cause to lope
  2. To run or ride with a steady, easy gait.
  3. To move along easily, with a long, swinging stride or in an easy canter
To go or travel at a slow or leisurely pace:
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  1. To go or travel at a slow or leisurely pace:
  2. To move along at a slow, steady, jolting pace or trot; specif., to engage in jogging as a form of exercise
  3. To move by shoving, bumping, or jerking; jar:
To stretch (a spring, etc.) beyond the point where it will spring back fully
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  1. To stretch (a spring, etc.) beyond the point where it will spring back fully
  2. To release from a checked or inoperative position:
  3. (Slang) To buy something or pay an expense:
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 go at a single-foot.
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  1. To go at a single-foot.
  2. To move with this gait
To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
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  1. To walk slowly or leisurely; stroll.
  2. To go easily and unhurriedly; walk in a leisurely manner
  3. To move along at an easy gait by using both legs on one side alternately with both on the other. Used of a horse.
To go at the pace. Used of a horse or rider.
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  1. To go at the pace. Used of a horse or rider.
  2. To advance or develop (something) for a particular purpose or at a particular rate:
  3. To train (a horse) in a particular gait, especially the pace.
To move, work, or happen at a faster rate; accelerate:
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  1. To move, work, or happen at a faster rate; accelerate:
  2. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
  3. To increase the speed or rate of; accelerate. Often used with up:
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 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
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 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 run or go hurriedly or quickly
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  1. To run or go hurriedly or quickly
  2. To run or go quickly and lightly:
  3. (Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
To run or move with short hurried movements; scurry.
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  1. To run or move with short hurried movements; scurry.
  2. To run or move quickly; scurry, esp. away from danger, trouble, etc.
  3. To sink (a ship) by this means.
To change posture or position; stir:
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  1. To change posture or position; stir:
  2. To cause to go from one place to another:
  3. To progress in sequence; go forward:
To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
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  1. To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
  2. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort:
  3. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation:
To proceed or move according to:
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  1. To proceed or move according to:
  2. To work or operate properly; function
  3. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity:
A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
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  1. A standard of comparison for checking or verifying the results of an experiment. In an experiment to test the effectiveness of a new drug, for example, one group of subjects (the control group) receives an inactive substance or placebo , while a comparison group receives the drug being tested.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
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  1. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
  2. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
  3. To guide, control, or direct (a vehicle).
To keep under control; restrain:
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  1. To keep under control; restrain:
  2. To exercise authority over; rule, administer, direct, control, manage, etc.
  3. To control the speed or magnitude of; regulate:
To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
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  1. To direct the taking of (an oath, pledge, test, etc.)
  2. To manage as an administrator.
  3. To give or apply (medicine, etc.)
To have as part of something larger; include:
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  1. To have as part of something larger; include:
  2. To go around, especially, to circumnavigate.
  3. To include within its scope; to circumscribe or go round so as to surround; to enclose; to contain.
To put a cover or covering on:
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  1. To put a cover or covering on:
  2. To defend (a position or area):
  3. To record or perform a cover of
To move over an area, be distributed, or be widely dispersed:
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  1. To move over an area, be distributed, or be widely dispersed:
  2. To be extended or enlarged:
  3. To cover with a layer:
To continue; survive:
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  1. To continue; survive:
  2. (Sequence) after everything else; finally
  3. To mold or shape on a last.
To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.
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  1. To persist in or remain constant to a purpose, idea, or task in the face of obstacles or discouragement.
  2. To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist
To come into sight
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  1. To come into sight
  2. To become visible:
  3. To give the impression of being in a certain way; seem:
To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
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  1. To contend with in speech or action; resist; withstand
  2. To present in counterbalance or contrast:
  3. To be or act in contention or conflict with:
To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
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  1. To fight for (ground, a military position, etc.); struggle to win or keep
  2. To call into question and take an active stand against; dispute or challenge:
  3. To contend; struggle (with or against)
To run or go quickly and lightly:
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  1. To run or go quickly and lightly:
  2. To run or go hurriedly or quickly
  3. (Intransitive) To run quickly and lightly, especially in a playful manner or in an undignified manner.
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 run hastily; scamper
  3. To go with light running steps; scamper.
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 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 proceed rapidly and jerkily:
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 rapidly:
  3. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
To add an enlivening or altering element to:
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  1. To add an enlivening or altering element to:
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
(Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
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  1. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. To appear or occur suddenly:
To cause (time) to pass quickly.
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  1. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
  2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
(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.
(Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
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  1. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. 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. (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 cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
  3. To move in a quick fashion.
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 work or act rapidly or energetically
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  1. (Informal) To work or act rapidly or energetically
  2. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
  3. (Slang) To sell or get by questionable or aggressive means:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To move at a vigorous gait:
  3. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
To move rapidly or at top speed:
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  1. To move rapidly or at top speed:
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To carry by means of a rocket.
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  1. To carry by means of a rocket.
  2. To soar or rise rapidly:
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
(Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
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  1. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
  2. To do, make, or cause to move, go, or act, with unusual or excessive speed or haste; hurry
  3. To cause to move rapidly:
To be moved forward by means of a sail or sails
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  1. To be moved forward by means of a sail or sails
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  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 scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
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  1. To scrub something in order to clean or polish it.
  2. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
  3. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
  3. To send forth (a question, reply, glance, fist, etc.) swiftly, suddenly, or with force or feeling
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 become torn:
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  1. To become torn:
  2. To pull apart or into pieces by force; rend.
  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 while rotating or turning about:
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  1. To move while rotating or turning about:
  2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
  3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
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 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 throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
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  1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
  2. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
  3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
To move while making such a sound:
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  1. To move while making such a sound:
  2. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. (Informal) To go at high speed
  3. To move or progress rapidly:
(Slang) To proceed at great speed
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  1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
  2. To move ahead at full speed.
To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
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  1. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  2. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  3. To move quickly; dart.
To say suddenly or unexpectedly; blurt (out)
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  1. To say suddenly or unexpectedly; blurt (out)
  2. (Archaic) To inspect and separate, as good from bad; examine closely
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
(Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
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  1. (Idiomatic, intransitive) to leave quickly
  2. (Idiomatic) to completely empty
  3. (Idiomatic) to remove or eject (from), especially forcibly
To work for gain or profit; make money:
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  1. To work for gain or profit; make money:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
To run off or away; leave in a hurry
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  1. To run off or away; leave in a hurry
  2. To leave hastily; flee.
To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
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  1. To go as fast as possible, especially in fleeing:
To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
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  1. To shut down automatically. Used of a nuclear reactor.
  2. To manually or automatically shut down (a nuclear reactor) usually by using the control rods
  3. (Slang) To leave or get out, esp. in a hurry
(Slang) To hurry.
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  1. (Slang) To hurry.
  2. To leave hurriedly.
  3. (Slang, former) To leave quickly; go away (from) hurriedly
To leave (a building, road, vehicle, etc.)
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  1. To leave (a building, road, vehicle, etc.)
  2. To leave; depart
  3. To go out
(Informal) To urinate or defecate:
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  1. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  2. To move off; leave; depart
  3. To be discarded or abolished:
To travel somewhere, especially on holiday or vacation.
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To go without taking or removing:
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  1. To go without taking or removing:
  2. To go away from
  3. To set out or depart; go:
To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up:
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  1. To abandon an activity out of frustration or despair; give up:
  2. To give up or stop trying, as in discouragement
  3. To depart from; leave:
To move back or away, or seem to do so
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  1. To move back or away, or seem to do so
  2. To go away, retreat, or withdraw to a private, sheltered, or secluded place
  3. To go to bed
To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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  1. To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
  2. To leave or return, as from a military position.
  3. To move back; go away; retreat
(Intransitive, basketball) A foul committed by pushing against an opponent to both accelerate more quickly and push the opponent in the opposite direction.
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  1. (Intransitive, basketball) A foul committed by pushing against an opponent to both accelerate more quickly and push the opponent in the opposite direction.
  2. To delay, postpone, put off, push back.
  3. (Intransitive) To go away
(Idiomatic) To leave
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To blossom
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  1. To blossom
  2. To bloom or cause to bloom.
To affect with force in a way that suggests tearing apart:
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  1. To affect with force in a way that suggests tearing apart:
  2. (Informal) To divide something with another or others, each taking a share
  3. (Slang) To depart; leave:
To associate; join
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  1. To associate; join
  2. To accompany or escort
  3. To keep company; associate:
To associate with others in a brotherly or congenial way.
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  1. To associate with others in a brotherly or congenial way.
  2. To have intimate or friendly relations with any of the enemy
  3. To associate on friendly terms with an enemy or opposing group, often in violation of discipline or orders.
(Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
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  1. (Idiomatic) to stay, linger or loiter
  2. (Idiomatic) to spend time or be friends (especially to hang around with someone)
(Informal) To associate or mingle (with others, esp. famous or socially prominent people)
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  1. (Informal) To associate or mingle (with others, esp. famous or socially prominent people)
  2. (Obsolete) At random; hit and miss.
  3. To associate in a friendly manner, often with those of a higher class or status.