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A broad, flat, continuous surface or expanse:
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  1. A broad, flat, continuous surface or expanse:
  2. A broad, thin, usually rectangular mass or piece of material, such as paper, metal, glass, or plywood.
  3. A moving expanse:
(Plural only) Collective noun meaning a large amount, when used of rain, or other precipitation.
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  1. (Plural only) Collective noun meaning a large amount, when used of rain, or other precipitation.
  2. Plural form of sheet
A piece of such fabric on which a painting, especially an oil painting, is executed.
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  1. A piece of such fabric on which a painting, especially an oil painting, is executed.
  2. A closely woven, coarse cloth of hemp, cotton, or linen, often unbleached, used for tents, sails, etc.
  3. A painting executed on such fabric.
Any of various strong, often sheer cotton fabrics of plain weave, esp., a heavy variety used for sheets, pillowcases, etc.
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  1. Any of various strong, often sheer cotton fabrics of plain weave, esp., a heavy variety used for sheets, pillowcases, etc.
  2. Any of various sturdy cotton fabrics of plain weave.
A piece of such fabric for a specific use
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  1. A piece of such fabric for a specific use
  2. (Nautical) Canvas.
  3. A woven, knitted, or pressed fabric of fibrous material, as cotton, wool, silk, hair, or synthetic fibers
A small piece of cloth for dusting, cleaning, washing, etc.
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  1. A small piece of cloth for dusting, cleaning, washing, etc.
  2. Cloth converted to pulp for making paper.
  3. A scrap of cloth.
A relatively long journey or passage by water or, formerly, by land
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  1. A relatively long journey or passage by water or, formerly, by land
  2. The events of a journey of exploration or discovery considered as material for a narrative.
  3. A long journey to a foreign or distant place, especially by sea.
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  1. A surname​.
  2. The act or an instance of cruising, especially a sea voyage for pleasure.
  3. The action of cruising; esp., a cruising voyage by ship, often, specif., one taken for pleasure on a cruise ship
A certain way of life or situation:
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  1. A certain way of life or situation:
  2. An intense, stimulating, or exciting experience:
  3. A going from one place to another; a journey.
(Nautical) to raise the anchor from the seabed prior to getting under way
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  1. (Nautical) to raise the anchor from the seabed prior to getting under way
To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence:
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  1. To give or deposit, as for use or information, upon one's departure or in one's absence:
  2. To abandon or forsake:
  3. To set out or depart; go:
To ride about in a similar manner
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  1. To ride about in a similar manner
  2. To move at the most efficient speed for sustained travel
  3. To sail or travel about, as for pleasure or reconnaissance.
To sail across; traverse:
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  1. To sail across; traverse:
  2. To make a voyage; travel
  3. (Archaic) To sail or travel over or on
To approach someone in a very determined way.
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  1. To approach someone in a very determined way.
(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.
To steer or direct (a ship or aircraft)
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  1. To steer or direct (a ship or aircraft)
  2. To travel over a planned course or route, especially in a boat or ship:
  3. (Rare) To travel by ship
To go about in the company of a particular group; associate:
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  1. To go about in the company of a particular group; associate:
  2. To pass or journey over or through; traverse:
  3. (--- Informal) To move swiftly:
(Idiomatic) To progress; to move forward.
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(Archaic) To be brought to bed in childbirth.
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  1. (Archaic) To be brought to bed in childbirth.
  2. To stay in bed (longer than usual).
(Idiomatic) To tend to produce or result in.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To tend to produce or result in.
  2. (Idiomatic) To set out to go (someplace); to move towards.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see make,‎ for.
To stop (a seagoing vessel).
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  1. To stop (a seagoing vessel).
  2. (Nautical) To back-wind the jib and luff the main to hold a position especially in heavy seas.
To arrive somewhere, especially unexpectedly.
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  1. To arrive somewhere, especially unexpectedly.
(Figuratively) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
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  1. (Figuratively) To take opposite positions alternately; to assert and deny.
  2. (Nautical) To manage the sails of a ship so that the wind strikes them alternately in front and behind, in order to keep the ship in the middle of a river or channel while the current or tide carries the vessel against the wind.
(Intransitive) To apply, request, or submit.
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  1. (Intransitive) To apply, request, or submit.
  2. To place inside.
  3. To contribute.
(Nautical) To begin to move; to move with increasing speed.
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  1. (Nautical) To begin to move; to move with increasing speed.
To drift or move slowly or easily on water, in air, etc.
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  1. To drift or move slowly or easily on water, in air, etc.
  2. To stay on the surface of a liquid or suspended near the surface
  3. To put into the water; launch:
To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
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  1. To rise well above the usual or ordinary level or bounds; be elevated
  2. To increase or improve suddenly above the normal or usual level:
  3. To glide along without engine power, maintaining or gaining altitude on currents of air
To coat or cover with a thin layer
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  1. To coat or cover with a thin layer
  2. To move along swiftly and lightly over a surface, through space, etc.; glide; sail
  3. To move or pass swiftly and lightly over or near a surface; glide.
To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
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  1. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
  2. To move in a smooth, effortless manner:
  3. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
(Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
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  1. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  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 shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  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 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
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
(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 move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
(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 move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
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  1. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  2. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  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 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
To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
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  1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) 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:
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 cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
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  1. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
  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 move swiftly and powerfully, as a rocket
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  1. To move swiftly and powerfully, as 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.
To do or perform by or as by running
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  1. To do or perform by or as by running
  2. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  3. To have dye spread or dissolve:
To cause to move rapidly:
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  1. To cause to move rapidly:
  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 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. 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 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 separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
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  1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  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, go, drive, etc. swiftly
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  1. To move, go, drive, etc. swiftly
  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 carry or transport by flying:
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  1. To carry or transport by flying:
  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:
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  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.
(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 check or cut off the growth or development of:
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  1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  3. To move quickly; dart.
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 shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  3. To throw, shoot, or send out suddenly and fast
To be suspended in or move through space as if supported by a liquid.
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  1. To be suspended in or move through space as if supported by a liquid.
  2. To bring to the surface and cause to stay there
  3. To move easily or lightly:
To avoid; shun:
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  1. To avoid; shun:
  2. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
  3. To cause to fly or float in the air:
To hit, wound, kill, or destroy with a bullet, arrow, etc.
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  1. To hit, wound, kill, or destroy with a bullet, arrow, etc.
  2. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
  3. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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 move along swiftly and lightly over a surface, through space, etc.; glide; sail
  3. To look at hastily or carelessly; glance through (a book, etc.) without reading word for word
To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
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  1. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
  2. To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
  3. To hang down as a flap
(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
  1. To flutter or quiver
  2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another
  3. To move about rapidly and nimbly
To flap the wings without flying.
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  1. To flap the wings without flying.
  2. To move restlessly; bustle
  3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
To cause to fly or float in the air:
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  1. To cause to fly or float in the air:
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. (Baseball) To hit a fly ball.
To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
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  1. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
  2. To wound, as with a bullet, in the wing, arm, etc.
  3. To strike or wound in a wing or an appendage:
(Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
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  1. (Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
  2. To release as a flow:
  3. To cause to flow:
To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
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  1. To cause to move or pass smoothly, silently, or imperceptibly:
  2. To move in a smooth, effortless manner:
  3. To flow or move smoothly and easily, as in skating
To flow, as water, in a full swelling or sweeping motion
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  1. To flow, as water, in a full swelling or sweeping motion
  2. To be carried in a flow
  3. To spread, compress, or flatten by applying pressure with a roller:
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