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Put to death. Often used in combination:
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  1. Put to death. Often used in combination:
  2. Of, relating to, or containing microorganisms or infectious agents that have been inactivated so as to be incapable of causing infection:
Closed or affected in some other way by a labor strike
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  1. Closed or affected in some other way by a labor strike
  2. Affected or shut down by a labor strike.
The application of heat to harden or glaze pottery
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  1. The application of heat to harden or glaze pottery
  2. The stoking of a fire, furnace, etc.
  3. The process of applying fire or heat, as in the hardening or glazing of ceramics.
A flow of electric current across a gap, as in a spark or arc
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  1. A flow of electric current across a gap, as in a spark or arc
  2. A flowing out or pouring forth; emission; secretion:
  3. A discharging or being discharged
A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
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  1. A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
  2. A bullet-shaped symbol used to indicate a rapid increase in sales and airplay of musical recordings, videos, etc.
  3. A small ball or cone-shaped missile of lead, metal alloy, etc., to be shot from a firearm
A round or egg-shaped object used in various games
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  1. A round or egg-shaped object used in various games
  2. Such an object moving, thrown, hit, or kicked in a particular manner:
  3. Projectiles of this kind considered as a group.
A little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
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  1. A little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
  2. Any of various pieces of small, usually lead, shot
  3. A lead projectile used as ammunition in rifled air guns.
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  3. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
Anything thrown forward
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  1. Anything thrown forward
  2. An object designed to be hurled or shot forward, as a cannon shell or rocket
  3. A fired, thrown, or otherwise propelled object, such as a bullet, having no capacity for self-propulsion.
Large lead shot for shotgun shells, used especially in hunting big game.
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  1. Large lead shot for shotgun shells, used especially in hunting big game.
  2. (Chiefly US) lead shot used in shotgun cartridges
Such balls or projectiles considered as a group.
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  1. Such balls or projectiles considered as a group.
  2. A cluster of small iron balls or other small projectiles, often contained in a canvas bag, that scatter when fired from a cannon, formerly used as an antipersonnel round.
The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
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  1. The difference between the smallest and largest values in a set of data. If the lowest test score of a group of students is 54 and the highest is 94, the range is 40.
  2. The area or sphere in which an activity takes place:
  3. The maximum extent or distance limiting operation, action, or effectiveness, as of a sound, radio signal, instrument, firearm, or aircraft:
The course of a bullet, shell, etc. that has been, or is to be, fired
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  1. The course of a bullet, shell, etc. that has been, or is to be, fired
  2. A position open to attack of any kind
The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
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  1. The distance or extent covered in stretching, obtaining, influencing, etc.
  2. The extent or distance something can reach:
  3. Range or scope of influence or effect:
A point or area that is far away:
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  1. A point or area that is far away:
  2. (Horse Racing) A space that is a certain distance back from the finish line: in order to be qualified for future heats, a horse must have reached this space by the time the winner has completed the course
  3. The full period or length of a contest or game:
(Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
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  1. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
  2. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
  3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
A change or reversal of course or direction
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  1. A change or reversal of course or direction
  2. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
  3. A short performance given as part of a variety show; act
A naval warrant officer whose specialty is guns, missiles, torpedoes, etc. and related equipment
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  1. A naval warrant officer whose specialty is guns, missiles, torpedoes, etc. and related equipment
  2. (Chiefly British) An artillery soldier, especially a private.
  3. A hunter who uses a gun
  1. A surname​.
  2. The manager of a hunt, in charge of the hounds
  3. A man who manages the hounds in the hunting field.
A classification in the US Army and Marine Corps for the lowest of three ratings of rifle proficiency.
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  1. A classification in the US Army and Marine Corps for the lowest of three ratings of rifle proficiency.
  2. A person who shoots, esp. one who shoots well
  3. A man skilled in shooting at a target.
A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
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  1. A kind of spider, the huntsman or hunting spider.
  2. One who hunts or seeks after anything.
  3. An occupational surname​ for a hunter.
A soldier equipped with a rifle.
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  1. A soldier equipped with a rifle.
  2. One who uses, or is skilled in using, a rifle; specif., an infantryman armed with a rifle
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. A sharp snapping sound, such as the report of a firearm.
A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
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  1. A spoken or written account of an event, usually presented in detail:
  2. A formal account of the proceedings or transactions of a group:
  3. An explosive noise:
A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
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  1. A sudden loud sound, especially one produced by a stream of forced air:
  2. The steady current of air forced into a blast furnace
  3. A charge of explosive causing this
That which discharges, as a legal order for release, a certificate of dismissal from military service, etc.
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  1. That which discharges, as a legal order for release, a certificate of dismissal from military service, etc.
  2. Fulfillment of the terms of something, such as a debt or promise.
  3. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve. A debtor’s release from a debt upon payment in full or upon adjudication of bankruptcy; the release of an inmate from prison; the termination of an employee; the act of releasing jurors from any further obligation, upon the giving of a verdict or the settlement or dismissal of the trial in which they serve.
A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
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  1. A release of mechanical, chemical, or nuclear energy in a sudden and often violent manner with the generation of high temperature and usually with the release of gases.
  2. The loud, sharp sound made as a result of either of these actions.
  3. A sudden, great increase:
Having been violated:
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  1. Having been violated:
  2. Topographically rough; uneven:
  3. Forcibly separated into two or more pieces; fractured:
No longer effective, usable, or serviceable due to wear or overuse
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  1. No longer effective, usable, or serviceable due to wear or overuse
  2. Damaged due to hard or continued use or exposure until no longer useful or effective.
  3. Thoroughly exhausted; spent.
Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use:
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  1. Having been put to use and therefore unavailable for use:
  2. Consumed, used up, exhausted, depleted.
  3. Depleted of energy, force, or strength; exhausted:
Incapacitated or destroyed.
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  1. Incapacitated or destroyed.
  2. (Slang) Ruined, destroyed, defeated, etc.
An attack; an assault:
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  1. An attack; an assault:
  2. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
  3. An effort or a try.
A partial split or break; a fissure.
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  1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  2. An attempt or try:
  3. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
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  1. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
  2. The using of energy to get something done; exertion of strength or mental power
  3. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
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  1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  2. A conscientious or concerted effort toward an end; an earnest attempt.
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
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  1. A testing or trial of the value or nature of a thing:
  2. A written composition of moderate length exploring a particular issue or subject.
  3. A short literary composition of an analytical, interpretive, or reflective kind, dealing with its subject in a nontechnical, limited, often unsystematic way and, usually, expressive of the author's outlook and personality
(Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
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  1. (Brit., Informal) A quantity given or taken at one time
  2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  3. An attempt; an effort:
The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
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  1. The act of presenting something, such as a bargain, with the understanding that should the other party agree, that bargain will be complete.
  2. Something, such as a suggestion, proposal, bid, or recommendation, that is offered:
  3. An act demonstrating a willingness to enter into a contract in such a way that a reasonable person would recognize that acceptance of the terms will conclude in a binding agreement. See also acceptance.
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
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  1. A trying, troublesome, or annoying person or thing:
  2. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  3. (Law) A proceeding in which opposing parties in a dispute present evidence and make arguments on the application of the law before a judge or jury:
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
  3. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
Something that has been taken
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  1. Something that has been taken
  2. A quantity collected at one time, especially the amount of profit or receipts taken on a business venture or from ticket sales at a sporting event.
  3. An attempt or a try:
A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
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  1. A substance to be thus tested or analyzed
  2. The result of such an analysis.
  3. A quantitative determination of the amount of a given substance in a particular sample. Assays are regularly used to determine the purity of precious metals. They can be performed by wet methods or dry methods. In the wet method, the sample is dissolved in a reagent, like an acid, until the purified metal is separated out. In the dry method, the sample is mixed with a flux (a substance such as borax or silica that helps lower the melting temperature) and then the sample is heated to the point where impurities in the metal fuse with the flux, leaving the purified metal as a residue.
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. A partial split or break; a fissure.
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
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  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  3. (Informal) Energy; vitality:
A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
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  1. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  2. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  3. An attempt; a try:
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
  3. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
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  1. A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
  2. (Informal) A usually brief attempt or effort:
  3. (Informal) A trial effort; try
A sharp, swift blow.
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  1. A sharp, swift blow.
  2. The sound of this
  3. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
A round of parties, etc., one after another
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  1. A round of parties, etc., one after another
  2. Something, such as a cloud of dust, that whirls or is whirled.
  3. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:
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
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  1. 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
  2. An often sudden piece of luck, especially good luck:
  3. The result of breaking, as a crack, separation, or opening:
A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
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  1. A force assumed to cause events that cannot be foreseen or controlled; luck:
  2. (Baseball) An opportunity to field a ball on which a fielder is credited with a putout or assist, or is charged with an error
  3. A favorable set of circumstances; an opportunity:
A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
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  1. A significant event, especially a large or important social gathering:
  2. A favorable or appropriate time or juncture:
  3. A fact, event, or state of affairs that makes something else possible
The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
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  1. The act or an instance of becoming open or being made to open:
  2. An unfilled position or office for which a person is wanted
  3. A favorable chance or occasion; opportunity
A chance for progress or advancement, as in a career.
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  1. A chance for progress or advancement, as in a career.
  2. A favorable circumstance or occasion.
  3. A combination of circumstances favorable for the purpose; fit time
A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
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  1. A unit of weight in the US Customary System equal to116 of an ounce or 27.34 grains (1.77 grams).
  2. A random-access memory chip that must be recharged continually in order for stored data to be retained
  3. A small amount of anything
The act of falling; descent:
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  1. The act of falling; descent:
  2. A drop curtain.
  3. A trace or hint:
A person who jigs or operates a jig.
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  1. A person who jigs or operates a jig.
  2. A small cup or glass used to measure liquor, containing usually 112 fluid ounces
  3. Any device or contraption whose name does not occur to one; gadget
The act of sipping
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  1. The act of sipping
  2. A small quantity of liquid sipped.
  3. A small quantity sipped at one time
A young child
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  1. A young child
  2. A small child.
A stinging quality, as in cold or frosty air
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  1. A stinging quality, as in cold or frosty air
  2. A pinch or snip that cuts off or removes a small part:
  3. The small bit or portion so removed:
A piece of metal shaped like and used in place of a coin in automatic coin machines; esp., such a substitute coin when used illegally
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  1. A piece of metal shaped like and used in place of a coin in automatic coin machines; esp., such a substitute coin when used illegally
  2. (Informal) A shot of liquor.
  3. A small metal disk for use in a vending or gambling machine, especially one used illegally.
A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
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  1. A rough, noisy sound made by breathing forcefully through the nostrils, as a horse or pig does.
  2. (Slang) A quick drink of straight liquor
  3. Cocaine or heroin, especially a small amount sniffed at one time.
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