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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 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 move easily or lightly:
  3. To put into the water; launch:
To voyage upon or across:
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  1. To voyage upon or across:
  2. To move along through the air:
  3. To start out on such a voyage or journey:
To move suddenly and fast
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  1. To move suddenly and fast
  2. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
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  1. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
  2. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  3. To clean, polish, or groom with a brush:
To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly:
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  1. To pick up, gather, or collect swiftly and smoothly:
  2. To take up and often reposition with a scoop:
  3. (Informal) To top or outmaneuver (a competitor) in acquiring and publishing an important news story.
To distribute generously
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  1. To distribute generously
  2. To lift out and carry in a ladle
  3. To lift out or serve with a long-handled spoon.
To put space between; space apart or scatter:
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  1. To put space between; space apart or scatter:
  2. To place in different groups; sort:
  3. To become divided into components or parts:
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  1. To gaze through a gap or aperture
  2. To search, either with the eyes or by hand
  3. (Idiomatic, with "right") To pretend not to see something or someone who is clearly visible
To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
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  1. To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
  2. (Radiology) To examine the structure or condition of (an internal bodily organ) with ultrasound, tomography, etc.
  3. To scan verse
To strike against a surface and rebound at an angle
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  1. To strike against a surface and rebound at an angle
  2. To cause to carom.
  3. To collide and rebound; glance:
To do some form of dipping, dabbing, or bouncing action. (See Dapping.)
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  1. To do some form of dipping, dabbing, or bouncing action. (See Dapping.)
  2. (Bristolian) To run or go somewhere quickly.
  3. To bounce or skip
To strike a surface obliquely and go off at an angle
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  1. To strike a surface obliquely and go off at an angle
  2. To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
  3. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
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  1. To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
  2. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  3. To eat snacks throughout the day in place of full meals.
To make a ricochet motion
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  1. To make a ricochet motion
  2. To rebound at least once from a surface.
To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
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  1. To pass, or direct the attention, from one point to another, omitting what lies between
  2. To fail to play back a portion of the recording, esp. as a result of the tonearm striking a surface imperfection
  3. To leap or jump lightly over:
To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
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  1. To use a brush on; clean, polish, paint, smooth, etc. with a brush
  2. To apply, spread, remove, etc. with a stroke or strokes as of a brush
  3. To clean, polish, or groom with a brush:
To propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow:
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  1. To propel or remove with a sudden movement, fillip, or light blow:
  2. To touch or hit with a light quick blow or fillip:
  3. To move or hit (something) with a short, quick motion.
To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
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  1. To scrape, touch, or rub lightly against something in passing
  2. To rub or touch lightly the surface of (a thing) in passing.
  3. To touch lightly in passing; brush.
To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
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  1. To touch or caress with the lips as an expression of affection, greeting, respect, or amorousness.
  2. To give a kiss to (a person or thing); touch or caress with the lips
  3. To touch lightly or gently
To cut the beard of (a person)
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  1. To cut the beard of (a person)
  2. To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
  3. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver:
To move suddenly and rapidly:
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  1. To move suddenly and rapidly:
  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 move along through the air:
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  1. To move along through the air:
  2. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To send forth (a question, reply, glance, fist, etc.) swiftly, suddenly, or with force or feeling
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  1. To send forth (a question, reply, glance, fist, etc.) swiftly, suddenly, or with force or feeling
  2. To send forth a missile or projectile; discharge bullets, arrows, etc.; go off; fire
  3. To send forth (a missile or projectile); discharge or fire (a bullet, arrow, etc.)
To read (websites) casually on the Internet.
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  1. To read (websites) casually on the Internet.
  2. (Computing) To navigate through hyperlinked documents on a computer, usually with a browser.
  3. To scan, to casually look through in order to find items of interest, especially without knowledge of what to look for beforehand.
(Idiomatic) To spend some of one's savings
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  1. (Idiomatic) To spend some of one's savings
  2. Used other than as an idiom: dip into.
  3. (Idiomatic) To read parts of something.
To turn the pages of a book, etc., esp. so as to glance quickly (through)
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  1. To turn the pages of a book, etc., esp. so as to glance quickly (through)
  2. To turn pages, as in searching or browsing:
  3. An appendage growing from the stem of a plant. Leaves are extremely variable in form and function according to species. For example, the needles of pine trees, the spines of cacti, and the bright red parts of the poinsettia plant are all leaves modified for different purposes. However, most leaves are flat and green and adapted to capturing sunlight and carbon dioxide for photosynthesis. They consist of an outer tissue layer (the epidermis) through which water and gases are exchanged, a spongy inner layer of cells that contain chloroplasts, and veins that supply water and minerals and carry out food. Some leaves are simple, while others are compound, consisting of multiple leaflets. The flat part of the leaf, the blade, is often attached to the stem by a leafstalk.
To form, become, or flow over or through, a riffle
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  1. To form, become, or flow over or through, a riffle
  2. (Games) To shuffle (playing cards) by holding part of a deck in each hand and raising up the edges before releasing them to fall alternately in one stack.
  3. To leaf rapidly through (a book, etc.), as by letting the edges or corners of the pages slip lightly across the thumb
To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
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  1. To direct a finely focused beam of light or electrons in a systematic pattern over (a surface) in order to reproduce or sense and subsequently transmit an image.
  2. To look at carefully or thoroughly, especially in search of something; examine:
  3. To encode (text, for example) in digital format by means of an optical scanner.
To handle, turn, soil, or wear with or as with the thumb
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  1. To handle, turn, soil, or wear with or as with the thumb
  2. To scan written matter by turning over pages with or as if with the thumb:
  3. (Informal) To solicit (a ride) from a passing vehicle by signaling with the thumb.
An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
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  1. An instance of contact with something undesirable or dangerous:
  2. A device having bristles, hairs, or wires fastened into a hard back, with or without a handle attached: brushes are used for cleaning, polishing, painting, smoothing the hair, etc.
  3. A bushy tail:
A light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap
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  1. A light, quick stroke, as with a whip; sudden, jerky movement; snap
  2. (Fencing) A cut that lands with the point, often involving a whip of the foible of the blade to strike at a concealed target.
  3. A short, quick movement, especially a brush, sweep, or flip.
The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
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  1. The act of grazing; a scratching or injuring lightly on passing.
  2. The act of brushing or scraping along a surface.
  3. A light abrasion; a slight scratch.
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