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The basic meaning or purpose; point; force
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  1. The basic meaning or purpose; point; force
  2. A forceful shove or push:
  3. Continuous pressure of one part against another, as of a rafter against a wall
A very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
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  1. A very small puncture or, formerly, dot, made by a sharp point
  2. A pointed object, such as an ice pick, goad, or thorn.
  3. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
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:
The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
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  1. The act or an instance of hurting; pain, injury, or wound
  2. Something that hurts; a pain, injury, or wound.
  3. Mental suffering; anguish:
Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
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  1. Any hurt or injury to the feelings, honor, etc.
  2. An injury to an organism, especially one in which the skin or another external surface is torn, pierced, cut, or otherwise broken.
  3. An injury to the body in which the skin or other tissue is broken, cut, pierced, torn, etc.
The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
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  1. The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
  2. A hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
The state of blossoming:
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  1. The state of blossoming:
  2. A mass of blossoms:
  3. A sudden hard stroke or hit, as with the fist or an object.
A piece of jewelry designed to be worn through a perforation in a body part.
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  1. A piece of jewelry designed to be worn through a perforation in a body part.
  2. An ornament worn in such a hole
  3. The hole through which such a piece of jewelry is worn.
A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
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  1. A poke, thrust, or stab with a stick or similar object:
  2. A piece of wood, such as a tree branch, that is used for fuel, cut for lumber, or shaped for a specific purpose.
  3. A branch or stem that has fallen or been cut from a tree or shrub.
To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.
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  1. To pierce or impale with a pointed weapon or object.
  2. To pierce through with or as if with something pointed
  3. To capture or hold the attention of completely; hold spellbound
To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
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  1. To pass into or through as a pointed instrument does; penetrate; stab
  2. To penetrate into or through something:
  3. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
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 on.
  3. Simple past tense and past participle of wind.
(Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
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  1. (Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
  2. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
  3. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
To hit, drive, or throw (a ball) so that it spins
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  1. To hit, drive, or throw (a ball) so that it spins
  2. To go directly and often hastily:
  3. To perform:
To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
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  1. To have or produce a feeling of physical pain or discomfort:
  2. To cause physical damage or pain to (an individual or a body part); injure:
  3. To give or have the sensation of pain; be sore
To push with sudden force; shove; drive
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  1. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
  2. To cause to project or extend:
  3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
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  1. To pierce or puncture something or cause a pricking feeling.
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
(--- Sports) To hit, throw, or impel a ball or other missile forcibly.
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  1. (--- Sports) To hit, throw, or impel a ball or other missile forcibly.
  2. To force to go through or penetrate:
  3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
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  1. To reduce or put an end to, as if by a puncture
  2. To depreciate or deflate:
  3. To be pierced or punctured:
To cause to come into contact:
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  1. To cause to come into contact:
  2. To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully:
  3. (Baseball) To get (a specified result) while batting the ball
To prod, stab, or kill with this weapon.
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  1. To prod, stab, or kill with this weapon.
To strike, wound, or kill with a saber
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  1. To strike, wound, or kill with a saber
  2. To hit, injure, or kill with a saber.
To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
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  1. To use a knife on, especially to stab; wound with a knife.
  2. To cut or slash a way through something with or as if with a knife:
  3. To cut or stab with a knife
To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
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  1. To loosen, turn over, or remove earth or other material.
  2. To uncover and get from the ground or another surface in this way
  3. To break and turn up or remove (ground, etc.) with a spade or other tool, or with hands, claws, snout, etc.
To force to go through or penetrate:
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  1. To force to go through or penetrate:
  2. (Basketball) To drive through (the lane)
  3. To drive a blow, ball, missile, etc.
To enter or move headlong through something:
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  1. To enter or move headlong through something:
  2. To fall rapidly:
  3. To use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
To force into place; press or drive down
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  1. To force into place; press or drive down
  2. Short for random access memory. The main memory of a computer, in which data can be stored or retrieved from all locations at the same (usually very high) speed.
  3. To move rapidly
To subject oneself or be subjected to:
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  1. To subject oneself or be subjected to:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To do or carry out:
To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
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  1. To fall or drop to a lower level, especially to go down slowly or in stages:
  2. To go below the surface of water or another liquid:
  3. To cause to submerge or go beneath the surface
(Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
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  1. (Sports) To execute (a landing or dismount) in gymnastics so that the feet do not move after they hit the ground.
  2. To prop (a vine, etc.) with a stick or sticks
  3. To pierce, puncture, or penetrate with a pointed instrument:
To cause to project or extend:
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  1. To cause to project or extend:
  2. To push with sudden force; shove; drive
  3. To push or drive quickly and forcefully:
A perforating or being perforated
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  1. A perforating or being perforated
  2. A hole made by piercing, ulceration, etc.
  3. A hole or series of holes punched or bored through something, especially a hole in a series, separating sections in a sheet or roll.
(Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
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  1. (Vulgar Slang) A person considered to be mean or contemptible, especially a man.
  2. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
  3. A sharp pain caused by or as if by being pricked
The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
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  1. The act or an instance of perforating or piercing
  2. A hole made by a sharp point, as in an automobile tire, the skin, etc.
A longing or desire.
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  1. A longing or desire.
  2. A painful sorrow.
  3. A dull, steady pain.
An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
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  1. An unpleasant feeling occurring as a result of injury or disease, usually localized in some part of the body:
  2. (Informal) A source of annoyance; a nuisance:
  3. Bodily suffering characterized by such feelings:
A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
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  1. A sudden sharp feeling of emotional distress:
  2. A sudden, sharp, and brief pain, physical or emotional
  3. A sudden sharp bodily pain:
A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
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  1. A small, sharp, local pain, such as that made by a needle or bee sting.
  2. A persistent or sharply painful feeling of sorrow or remorse.
  3. A sharp pain caused by or as if by being pricked
A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
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  1. A small hard pointed outgrowth of the epidermis of a plant, in contrast to a modified plant organ such as a spine or thorn.
  2. A prickly sensation; stinging or tingling
  3. A tingling sensation of mild discomfort.
(Slang) Intelligence; expertise:
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  1. (Slang) Intelligence; expertise:
  2. Sharp pain or anguish:
  3. A smarting sensation, pain or distress
The ability or power to sting or wound
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  1. The ability or power to sting or wound
  2. A sharp-pointed organ in insects and certain other animals, used to prick, wound, or inject poison
  3. A pain or wound resulting from or as from stinging
(Informal) The least part; a bit:
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  1. (Informal) The least part; a bit:
  2. A sudden, sharp pain in the side or back
  3. A way of arranging the threads in sewing, knitting, crocheting, or suturing:
A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
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  1. A condition of extreme difficulty or trouble:
  2. A spasm or pang of pain
  3. A severe pang or spasm of pain, as in childbirth.
A mental or emotional pain:
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  1. A mental or emotional pain:
  2. A sharp, sudden physical pain.
  3. A sudden, brief, darting pain or pang
A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
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  1. A condition of great wretchedness or suffering because of pain, sorrow, poverty, etc.; distress
  2. The state of suffering and want as a result of physical circumstances or extreme poverty.
  3. A cause of such suffering; pain, sorrow, poverty, squalor, 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 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
A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
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  1. A continuous succession of images as taken on film, videotape, or by a live TV camera
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. Any attempt or try
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:
(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
Any attempt or try
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  1. Any attempt or try
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. A chance at odds; something to bet on:
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:
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