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The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
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  1. The course or bearing of a structural surface, such as an inclined bed or a fault plane, as it intersects a horizontal plane.
  2. To form by stamping, printing, or punching:
  3. To produce or play by manipulating strings or keys:
A wrong; harm:
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  1. A wrong; harm:
  2. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
  3. Mental suffering; anguish:
A part that has been cut from a main body:
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  1. A part that has been cut from a main body:
  2. A movie at a given stage in its editing:
  3. A reduction:
A number, letter, or symbol used to indicate various grades of academic achievement:
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  1. A number, letter, or symbol used to indicate various grades of academic achievement:
  2. (Naut.) One of the knots or bits of leather or colored cloth placed at irregular intervals on a lead line to indicate depths in fathoms
  3. (Film, Theater) Something, as a piece of tape or a chalked line, indicating an actor's predetermined position on a stage or set
To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
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  1. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
  2. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
  3. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
To scare.
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  1. To scare.
  2. To make a series of small, superficial incisions or punctures in (the skin), as in surgery
  3. To create a design on (the skin) by means of shallow cuts that are sometimes rubbed with a colorant or irritant to enhance the resulting scar tissue.
To cause to stand erect or point upward:
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  1. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
  2. To cause or feel a slight, sharp pain
  3. To puncture lightly.
To irritate or annoy persistently:
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  1. To irritate or annoy persistently:
  2. To grind into shreds or particles by rubbing or scraping
  3. To equip with a grate.
To grate on (nerves or feelings).
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  1. To grate on (nerves or feelings).
  2. To scrape roughly; grate
  3. To scrape harshly; grate.
To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
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  1. To rub or move with a harsh grating noise.
  2. To remove (an outer layer, for example) from a surface by forceful strokes of an edged or rough instrument:
  3. To abrade or smooth by rubbing with a sharp or rough instrument.
To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
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  1. To spill or spread in a spot or stain.
  2. To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
  3. To render invisible or unreadable by marking; obliterate. Often used with out :
To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
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  1. To neutralize one another; counterbalance:
  2. To cross out with lines or other markings.
  3. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
To combine the qualities of two things:
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  1. To combine the qualities of two things:
  2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
  3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
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  1. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  2. To remove from a document or record:
  3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
To rub or wipe out; erase:
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  1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
  2. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
  3. (Medicine) To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
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  1. To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. (Medicine) To remove completely (a body organ or part), as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
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  1. Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
  2. To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
  3. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
To come open or unfastened.
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  1. To come open or unfastened.
  2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
  3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
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  1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
  2. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
  3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
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  1. To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
  2. To indicate (one's choice or answer) by or as by marking with an X
  3. To mark or sign with an X.
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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  1. To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
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  1. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
  2. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
  3. To offset or cancel each other
(Slang) To cancel or abandon; drop:
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  1. (Slang) To cancel or abandon; drop:
  2. (Audio) To move a recording tape back and forth with a scrubbing-like motion to produce a scratching sound, or to do so by a similar use of a control on an editing system.
  3. To remove (dirt, etc.) by brushing or rubbing
An amount or sum due; account; debt
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  1. An amount or sum due; account; debt
  2. A ground; a reason:
  3. (Sports & Games) A usually numerical record of a competitive event:
Whiskey, often having a smoky flavor, distilled in Scotland from malted barley
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  1. Whiskey, often having a smoky flavor, distilled in Scotland from malted barley
  2. A block or wedge used as a prop behind or under an object likely to roll.
  3. A line drawn on the ground, as one used in playing hopscotch.
A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
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  1. A long cut or other opening made by such a stroke; a gash or slit.
  2. A genre of fanfic depicting romantic relationships between characters, usually of the same sex, that are not romantically connected in the original work or works upon which the fanfic is based.
  3. A short diagonal line (/) used between two words to show that either is applicable (and/or), in dates or fractions (3/8), to express “per” (feet/second), etc.; virgule
Bills and coins; currency
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  1. Bills and coins; currency
  2. Any of various Asian coins of small denomination, especially a copper and lead coin with a square hole in its center.
  3. Money that a person actually has, including money on deposit; esp., ready money
Common acceptance; general use; prevalence
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  1. Common acceptance; general use; prevalence
  2. (Rare) The time during which anything is current
  3. The money in circulation in any country; often, specif., paper money
Money or profits.
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  1. Money or profits.
Pecuniary profit or loss:
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  1. Pecuniary profit or loss:
  2. A wealthy person, family, or group:
  3. Any definite or indefinite sum of money
Small beads made of shells and used by North American Indians as money, for ornament, etc.: they were of two varieties, white and the more valuable black (or dark purple)
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  1. Small beads made of shells and used by North American Indians as money, for ornament, etc.: they were of two varieties, white and the more valuable black (or dark purple)
  2. (Informal) Money.
A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
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  1. A staple food made from flour or meal mixed with other dry and liquid ingredients, usually combined with a leavening agent, and kneaded, shaped into loaves, and baked.
  2. Means of support; livelihood:
  3. (--- Slang) Money.
(Archaic) Cloth snippets appropriated by a tailor when cutting out clothes
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  1. (Archaic) Cloth snippets appropriated by a tailor when cutting out clothes
  2. Any of several forms of a vegetable (Brassica oleracea var. capitata) of the mustard family, having a globose head consisting of a short stem and tightly overlapping green to purplish leaves.
  3. (Slang) Paper money
Any pasty mass like this
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  1. Any pasty mass like this
  2. A mixture of flour, liquid, leavening, and other ingredients, worked into a soft, thick mass for baking into bread, pastry, etc.
  3. (Slang) Money
(Obsolete) Gilding; gilt.
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  1. (Obsolete) Gilding; gilt.
  2. (Judaism) Money, especially that given as a gift on Hanukkah or used in games of dreidel.
  3. (Slang) Money
(--- Sports) A putting green.
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  1. (--- Sports) A putting green.
  2. Anything colored green, as clothing
  3. (Slang) Money, esp. paper money
(Hunting) A torch or light used to attract fish or game at night
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  1. (Hunting) A torch or light used to attract fish or game at night
  2. Any of various machines used to lift, hoist, or move something heavy a short distance
  3. (Slang) Money.
Any of a genus (Lactuca) of hardy, annual composite plants; specif., a plant (L. sativa) grown for its crisp, succulent, green leaves
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  1. Any of a genus (Lactuca) of hardy, annual composite plants; specif., a plant (L. sativa) grown for its crisp, succulent, green leaves
  2. The leaves of such a plant, much used in salads
  3. (Slang) Paper money
(Idiomatic, slang, often preceded by some or the) Money, especially in the form of cash.
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  1. (Idiomatic, slang, often preceded by some or the) Money, especially in the form of cash.
  2. (Slang, old) paper money
Money; cash.
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(Uncountable, informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
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  1. (Uncountable, informal) A brave or foolhardy attitude.
  2. (Countable, music) A class of wind instruments, usually made of metal (such as brass), that use vibrations of the player's lips to produce sound.
  3. (Slang, dated) Money.
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