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(Computers) A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
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  1. (Computers) A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
  2. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
  3. A sudden loud noise, as of an object breaking:
A violent conflict or confrontation.
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  1. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  2. A harsh noise, as of a collision
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed:
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  1. The remains of something that has been wrecked, especially an automobile that has crashed:
  2. A person who is physically or mentally worn out.
  3. An automobile or railroad collision or accident:
An unexpected shock or calamity.
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  1. An unexpected shock or calamity.
  2. The state of blossoming:
  3. A mass of blossoms:
Something that excites:
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  1. Something that excites:
  2. The condition of being excited.
  3. An exciting or being excited; agitation
A group of psychiatric symptoms, including heightened emotionality, attention-seeking behavior, and preoccupation with physical symptoms that may not be explainable by a medical condition. The term hysteria is no longer in clinical use, and such symptoms are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, and histrionic personality disorder.
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  1. A group of psychiatric symptoms, including heightened emotionality, attention-seeking behavior, and preoccupation with physical symptoms that may not be explainable by a medical condition. The term hysteria is no longer in clinical use, and such symptoms are currently attributed to any of several psychiatric conditions, including somatic symptom disorder, conversion disorder, and histrionic personality disorder.
  2. Behavior exhibiting excessive or uncontrollable emotion, such as fear or panic.
  3. Any outbreak of wild, uncontrolled excitement or feeling, such as fits of laughing and crying
A violent shaking; agitation; shock, as from impact
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  1. A violent shaking; agitation; shock, as from impact
  2. An injury to an organ, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow and followed by a temporary or prolonged loss of function.
  3. (Med.) A condition of impaired functioning of some organ, esp. the brain, as a result of a violent blow or impact
Mental or moral dullness or apathy
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  1. Mental or moral dullness or apathy
  2. A state of reduced sensibility or consciousness:
  3. A state in which the mind and senses are dulled; partial or complete loss of sensibility, as from the use of a narcotic or from shock
An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
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  1. An abrupt failure of function, strength, or health; a breakdown.
  2. An abrupt loss of perceived value or of effect:
  3. The act of collapsing; a falling in or together; failure or breakdown, as in business or health
Severe emotional or mental distress caused by an experience:
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  1. Severe emotional or mental distress caused by an experience:
  2. Severe bodily injury, as from a gunshot wound or a motor vehicle accident.
  3. (Med.) Bodily injury, wound, or shock
To cause to make a quick involuntary movement or start.
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  1. To cause to make a quick involuntary movement or start.
  2. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
  3. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
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  1. To stir up interest and support through speeches and writing so as to produce changes
  2. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  3. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
To astonish and bewilder.
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  1. To astonish and bewilder.
  2. To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.
  3. To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
(Obs.) To attack; assail
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  1. (Obs.) To attack; assail
  2. To affront or demean:
  3. To treat or speak to with scorn, insolence, or great disrespect; subject to treatment, a remark, etc. that hurts or is meant to hurt the feelings or pride
To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
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  1. To offend grossly against (standards of decency or morality); commit an outrage on.
  2. To cause great anger, indignation, etc. in
  3. To produce anger or resentment in:
To cause to feel horror
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  1. To cause to feel horror
  2. To cause to feel horror:
  3. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
To turn away (from) in revulsion
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  1. To turn away (from) in revulsion
  2. To feel disgust or repugnance:
  3. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
To hurt the feelings of; cause to feel resentful, angry, or displeased; insult
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  1. To hurt the feelings of; cause to feel resentful, angry, or displeased; insult
  2. To cause displeasure, anger, resentment, or wounded feelings in:
  3. To create resentment, anger, or displeasure; give offense
To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly:
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  1. To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly:
  2. To fill with horror or dismay; shock
To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
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  1. To make embarrassed and ill at ease; make self-conscious; disconcert
To astonish and bewilder.
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  1. To astonish and bewilder.
  2. To astonish, bewilder or dazzle.
  3. To bewilder with sudden surprise; astonish greatly; amaze
To make angry; enrage or provoke.
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  1. To make angry; enrage or provoke.
  2. To become angry:
To provide with a floor.
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  1. To provide with a floor.
  2. To cover or furnish with a floor
  3. (Informal) To press down to the floor
To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
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  1. To make anxious, uneasy, or restless; disturb; fret
  2. To deprive of peace or rest; trouble.
To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
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  1. To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
  2. To upset or distress:
  3. To cause to lose enthusiasm or resolution; disillusion or discourage:
To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
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  1. To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
  2. To shake hands:
  3. To remove or dislodge by jerky movements:
To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
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  1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
  2. To move violently
  3. To stir up or shake up
To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow:
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  1. To put into a specified condition by or as if by a blow:
  2. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
  3. To shake up or jar, as with a bumpy ride or sharp blow
A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
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  1. A raised or rounded spot; a bulge.
  2. (Slang) A shot of hard liquor, sometimes accompanied by a beer chaser.
  3. (Sports) A pass in volleyball made by redirecting the ball with the inside of the forearms, especially when extended and held together.
A clash or conflict of opinions, interests, etc.
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  1. A clash or conflict of opinions, interests, etc.
  2. A condition of opposition or conflict between two or more people or things:
  3. The act of colliding, or coming together with sudden, violent force
An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow or impact and followed by a temporary, sometimes prolonged, loss of function. A concussion of the brain results in transient loss of consciousness or memory.
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  1. An injury to a soft structure, especially the brain, produced by a violent blow or impact and followed by a temporary, sometimes prolonged, loss of function. A concussion of the brain results in transient loss of consciousness or memory.
  2. (Med.) A condition of impaired functioning of some organ, esp. the brain, as a result of a violent blow or impact
  3. A violent shaking; agitation; shock, as from impact
Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.
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  1. Starched reinforced fabric used to strengthen a book binding or the spine of a bound book.
  2. A sudden failure of a program or operating system, usually without serious consequences.
  3. (Computers) A sudden failure of a hard drive caused by damaging contact between the head and the storage surface, often resulting in the loss of data on the drive.
A striking together; violent contact; collision
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  1. A striking together; violent contact; collision
  2. The power of an event, idea, etc. to produce changes, move the feelings, etc.
  3. The effect or impression of one person or thing on another:
As much as a jar will hold
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  1. As much as a jar will hold
  2. A vibration due to a sudden impact
  3. A small, approximately cylindrical container, normally made of glass or clay, for holding fruit, preserves, etc., or for ornamental purposes.
The cause of such a feeling:
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  1. The cause of such a feeling:
  2. A shock or surprise
  3. A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
The hitting or impact of one body against another, as the hammer of a firearm against a cap
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  1. The hitting or impact of one body against another, as the hammer of a firearm against a cap
  2. Percussion instruments or their players considered as a group.
  3. A method of medical diagnosis in which various areas of the body, especially the chest, back, and abdomen, are tapped to determine by resonance the condition of internal organs.
A heavy blow or collision:
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  1. A heavy blow or collision:
  2. A violent breaking of something or the noise made by such breaking:
  3. A drink made of mint, sugar, soda water, and alcoholic liquor, usually brandy.
An unexpected shock or calamity.
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  1. An unexpected shock or calamity.
  2. The state of blossoming:
  3. A mass of blossoms:
A sudden jerk or shake, as from a blow
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  1. A sudden jerk or shake, as from a blow
  2. A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
  3. A sudden jarring or jerking motion, as from a blow.
An experience that causes severe anxiety or emotional distress, such as rape or combat:
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  1. An experience that causes severe anxiety or emotional distress, such as rape or combat:
  2. Serious injury to the body, as from physical violence or an accident:
  3. (Med.) Bodily injury, wound, or shock
To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly:
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  1. To fill with horror and amazement; dismay greatly:
  2. To fill with horror or dismay; shock
  1. To cause consternation
  2. To overcome with consternation; unnerve; dismay
  3. To dismay
To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten
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  1. To make discouraged; intimidate; dishearten
  2. To lessen the courage or resolution of; dishearten or intimidate:
To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
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  1. To make apprehensive or discouraged, as by a problem or troublesome prospect
  2. To cause to lose enthusiasm or resolution; disillusion or discourage:
  3. To upset or distress:
To cause to feel horror
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  1. To cause to feel horror
  2. To cause to feel extreme apprehension or unease; to cause to experience horror.
  3. To cause to feel horror:
To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
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  1. To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
  2. To shake hands:
  3. To remove or dislodge by jerky movements:
To offend the moral sensibilities of:
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  1. To offend the moral sensibilities of:
  2. To be offensive to someone.
  3. To shock or outrage the moral feelings of; offend by some improper or unconventional conduct; shock
To subject to psychological trauma.
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  1. To subject to psychological trauma.
  2. To wound or injure a tissue, as in a surgical operation.
  3. (Med.) To injure or wound (tissues)
To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
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  1. To inflict a wound or wounds (on or upon); hurt; injure
  2. To inflict wounds or a wound:
  3. To inflict wounds or a wound on.
To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
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  1. To excite suddenly and violently, especially by something highly delightful or inspiriting; to thrill.
  2. To give a shock of excitement to; thrill
  3. To cause electricity to pass through; to affect by electricity; to give an electric shock to.
To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
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  1. To move or dislodge with a sudden, hard blow; strike heavily or jarringly:
  2. To shock or surprise
  3. To cause to move jerkily:
To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
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  1. To alarm, frighten, or surprise suddenly.
  2. To become alarmed, frightened, or surprised.
  3. To surprise, frighten, or alarm suddenly or unexpectedly; esp., to cause to start, or move involuntarily, as from sudden fright
(Geography) An extended city area comprising the built-up area of a central city and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area.
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  1. (Geography) An extended city area comprising the built-up area of a central city and any suburbs linked by continuous urban area.
  2. State of being collected in a mass; a mass; cluster.
  3. A confused or jumbled mass:
A place of safekeeping or storage:
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  1. A place of safekeeping or storage:
  2. A supply or stock for future or emergency use:
  3. A piled-up mass, as of snow or clouds; a heap:
A dense, white, fluffy cloud with a flat base, a multiple rounded top, and a well-defined outline. The bases of cumulus clouds form primarily in altitudes below 2,000 m (6,560 ft), but their tops can reach much higher. Cumulus clouds are generally associated with fair weather but can also bring rain when they expand to higher levels. The clouds' edges are well-defined when they are composed of water droplets and fuzzy when made up of ice crystals.
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  1. A dense, white, fluffy cloud with a flat base, a multiple rounded top, and a well-defined outline. The bases of cumulus clouds form primarily in altitudes below 2,000 m (6,560 ft), but their tops can reach much higher. Cumulus clouds are generally associated with fair weather but can also bring rain when they expand to higher levels. The clouds' edges are well-defined when they are composed of water droplets and fuzzy when made up of ice crystals.
  2. A pile, mound, or heap.
  3. A heap; mass; pile
The deviation of a ship, airplane, rocket, etc. from its path, caused by side currents or winds
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  1. The deviation of a ship, airplane, rocket, etc. from its path, caused by side currents or winds
  2. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
  3. A bank or pile, as of sand or snow, heaped up by currents of air or water.
(Informal) A great number or amount
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  1. (Informal) A great number or amount
  2. A pile, mass, or mound of things jumbled together
  3. A group of things placed or thrown, one on top of the other:
(Slang, Baseball) The pitcher's mound
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  1. (Slang, Baseball) The pitcher's mound
  2. An incline, especially of a road; a slope.
  3. A natural elevation of the earth's surface, typically rounded and smaller than a mountain
A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
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  1. A unified body of matter with no specific shape:
  2. A musical setting of certain parts of the Mass, especially the Kyrie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, and Agnus Dei.
  3. A lump or aggregate of coherent material:
An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
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  1. An amount of food, as for a meal, course, or dish:
  2. A disorderly or confused collection or mass of things; jumble; hodgepodge
  3. Something that is disorderly or dirty, as a accumulation or heap:
A group of things collected in a mass or heap:
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  1. A group of things collected in a mass or heap:
  2. A natural elevation, such as a small hill.
  3. A heap or bank of earth, sand, etc. built over a grave, in a fortification, etc.
A generally massive and usually steep-sided, raised portion of the Earth's surface. Mountains can occur as single peaks or as part of a long chain. They can form through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by uplift of the continental crust when two tectonic plates collide. The Himalayas, which are the highest mountains in the world, were formed when the plate carrying the landmass of India collided with the plate carrying the landmass of China.
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  1. A generally massive and usually steep-sided, raised portion of the Earth's surface. Mountains can occur as single peaks or as part of a long chain. They can form through volcanic activity, by erosion, or by uplift of the continental crust when two tectonic plates collide. The Himalayas, which are the highest mountains in the world, were formed when the plate carrying the landmass of India collided with the plate carrying the landmass of China.
  2. A natural elevation of the earth's surface having considerable mass, generally steep sides, and a height greater than that of a hill.
  3. A huge quantity:
A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
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  1. A soft, velvety, raised surface on a rug, fabric, etc., produced by making yarn loops on the body of the material and, often, shearing them
  2. (Heraldry) A wedge-shaped bearing with the point usually downward
  3. A long, heavy timber or beam driven into the ground, sometimes under water, to support a bridge, dock, etc.
The main area where books are shelved in a library
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  1. The main area where books are shelved in a library
  2. An English measure of coal or cut wood, equal to 108 cubic feet (3.06 cubic meters).
  3. An isolated, columnar mass or island of rock along a coastal cliff. Stacks are formed by the erosion of cliffs through wave action and are larger than chimneys.
A confused heap
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  1. A confused heap
  2. An act of tumbling; a fall.
  3. A confused or disordered collection or amount of something:
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