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(Brit., Dial.) Good; nice; fine
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  1. (Brit., Dial.) Good; nice; fine
  2. (Northumbrian) Very or much.
  3. Knowing, shrewd, astute.
To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
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  1. To come, move, or take place after another person or thing in order or time.
  2. To go after in order to catch; chase; pursue
  3. To take as a model; act in accordance with; imitate
Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily
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  1. Having or showing a clever or shrewd mind; cunning; crafty; wily
  2. Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
Sly; tricky; cunning
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  1. Sly; tricky; cunning
  2. Uncommunicative; unwilling or hesitant to give information.
  3. Careful not to get caught or fooled
Suggestive of secret or private knowledge:
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  1. Suggestive of secret or private knowledge:
  2. Implying shrewd understanding or possession of secret or inside information
  3. Shrewd or showing clever awareness.
Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
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  1. Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
  2. (Archaic) Having keen vision
  3. Having keen judgment or understanding; acutely perceptive
  1. Artful, tricky or cunning
  2. Artful, cunning, wily, etc. in one's dealings with others
  3. (Obs.) Evil, bad, wicked, mischievous, shrewish, etc.
Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious
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  1. Accomplished; adept; clever; ingenious
  2. (Slang) Excellent; wonderful.
  3. (Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
Impertinent; insolent:
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  1. Impertinent; insolent:
  2. Capable of making adjustments that resemble those resulting from human decisions, chiefly by means of electronic sensors and computer technology:
  3. Amusingly clever; witty:
Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
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  1. Having the ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; sagacious:
  2. Having or showing good judgment; sagacious; prudent
  3. (Slang) Annoyingly self-assured, knowing, conceited, etc.
Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
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  1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
  2. An anxious feeling of foreboding; dread
  3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
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  1. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
  2. The capacity for understanding ideas, facts, etc.
  3. Thorough understanding
A firm hold; control; possession
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  1. A firm hold; control; possession
  2. The power to hold or seize; reach
  3. A firm hold or grip.
Firm control; mastery
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  1. Firm control; mastery
  2. The act of taking firmly and holding fast with the hand, teeth, an instrument, etc.; secure grasp; firm hold
  3. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
A thing to hold or hold on by
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  1. A thing to hold or hold on by
  2. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position:
  3. A manner of grasping an opponent, as in wrestling or aikido:
A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
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  1. A disposition to appreciate or share the feelings and thoughts of others; sympathy:
  2. (Countable) A reconciliation of differences.
  3. The power or ability to think, learn, judge, etc.; intelligence; sense
To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
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  1. To be able to hold (something applied or inserted):
  2. To receive something, especially with favor. Often used with of.
  3. To take (what is offered or given); receive, esp. willingly
To understand something.
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  1. To understand something.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand:
  3. To take hold of mentally; perceive; understand
To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
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  1. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To take or get passively; incur or contract without intention, as by exposure
To accomplish or bring about:
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  1. To accomplish or bring about:
  2. To grasp mentally; understand; comprehend
  3. (Archaic) To go around; make a circuit of
To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
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  1. To have as part of something larger; encompass or include.
  2. To grasp mentally; understand
  3. To include; take in; comprise
To apprehend mentally; understand.
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  1. To apprehend mentally; understand.
  2. To be of the opinion that; think:
  3. To hold as one's conviction or opinion; think; imagine
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
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  1. To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
  2. To determine the depth of; sound.
  3. To get to the bottom of; understand thoroughly
(Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
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  1. (Slang) To cause an emotional response in; irritate, please, thrill, etc.
  2. To take revenge on, especially to kill in revenge for a wrong.
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
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  1. ​To understand.
  2. To reach for and try to seize
  3. To take hold of mentally; understand; comprehend
To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
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  1. To know (a language) well enough to interpret its written form
  2. To have or use as a preferred reading in a particular passage:
  3. To get the meaning of (something written, printed, embossed, etc.) by using the eyes, or for Braille, the finger tips, to interpret its characters or signs
To make sure; take care:
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  1. To make sure; take care:
  2. To get a clear mental impression of; grasp by thinking; understand
  3. To consider:
To be or become aware of
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  1. To be or become aware of
  2. To become aware of; perceive:
  3. To comprehend; understand
To understand or interpret:
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  1. To understand or interpret:
  2. To get possession of (fish or game, for example) by capturing or killing.
  3. To subtract:
  1. To subscribe to home delivery of.
  2. To shorten (a garment) or make it smaller.
  3. To allow a person or an animal to live in one's home.
To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
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  1. To become aware of the intended meaning of (a person or remark, for example):
  2. To take as meant or meaning; interpret
  3. To get or perceive the meaning of; know or grasp what is meant by; comprehend
To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
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  1. To obtain or find by an action similar to digging:
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To take notice of:
2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
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  1. 2012 May 30, John E. McIntyre, “A future for copy editors", Baltimore Sun:
  2. To understand or figure out:
  3. To be or become aware of the situation; understand:
To recognize.
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  1. To recognize.
  2. To know (a person or thing).
  3. (Archaic) To see; look at; descry
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