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The current style; the fashion.
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  1. The current style; the fashion.
  2. A young shoot representing the current season's growth of a woody plant.
  3. A small, slender branch or shoot of a tree or shrub
Something that resembles a branch of a tree, as in form or function, as:
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  1. Something that resembles a branch of a tree, as in form or function, as:
  2. One of the streams into which a river or large creek may divide, usually near the mouth
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio
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  1. A period of photographing, filming, or recording electronically, esp. away from the studio
  2. The part of a vascular plant that is above ground, including the stem and leaves. The tips of shoots contain the apical meristem .
  3. A body of ore in a vein, usually elongated and vertical or steeply inclined
(Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
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  1. (Linguis.) The part of a word, consisting of a root or a root with one or more affixes, to which inflectional endings are added or in which inflectional phonetic changes are made
  2. Main line of descent of a family; ancestry; stock
  3. The main upward-growing axis of a plant, having nodes and bearing leaves, usually extending in a direction opposite to that of the root and above the ground, and serving to support the plant and to transport and store food materials; specif., the main stalk or trunk of a tree, shrub, or other plant, from which leaves, flowers, and fruit develop
A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
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  1. A stem or main axis of a herbaceous plant.
  2. A similar structure supporting a whole animal body, as the peduncle of a goose barnacle
  3. A slender or elongated support or structure, as one that holds up an organ or another body part.
A staff, scepter, etc., carried as a symbol of office, rank, or power
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  1. A staff, scepter, etc., carried as a symbol of office, rank, or power
  2. Power; authority; often, tyrannical rule
  3. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
A handheld electronic device, often shaped like a rod, that is used for security purposes to detect metal.
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  1. A handheld electronic device, often shaped like a rod, that is used for security purposes to detect metal.
  2. A rod regarded as having magical powers, as one used by a magician or fairy
  3. A rod or staff carried as a symbol of authority; scepter
A group of assistants to a manager, executive, or other person in authority.
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  1. A group of assistants to a manager, executive, or other person in authority.
  2. A group of officers serving a military or naval commanding officer in an advisory and administrative capacity without combat duties or command
  3. (Music) The horizontal lines on and between which notes are written or printed: the placement of a note on the staff indicates its pitch
A set of verses, or lines, of a song or poem; stanza
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  1. A set of verses, or lines, of a song or poem; stanza
  2. A stick or staff
  3. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
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  1. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
  2. A stick that a person uses as for support when walking
  3. Any of numerous slow-moving phasmid insects, chiefly of the family Phasmatidae, having a slender brown or green body that resembles a stick or twig.
The woody stem of a small fruiting or flowering plant, as the blackberry or rose
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  1. The woody stem of a small fruiting or flowering plant, as the blackberry or rose
  2. The slender, jointed, usually flexible stem of any of certain plants, as bamboo or rattan
  3. A glass cylinder made of smaller, variously colored glass rods that have been fused together, used in glassmaking.
Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness:
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  1. Something similar to a matchstick, as in slenderness:
  2. The slender piece of wood, cardboard, etc. constituting a match
  3. A short, slender piece of wood from which a match is made.
The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
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  1. The building, room, or other facility used for the meetings of an organized group.
  2. A stout heavy stick, usually thicker at one end, suitable for use as a weapon; a cudgel.
  3. A group of people organized for a common purpose, especially a group that meets regularly:
A hollow metal rod, with a knob at one or at each end, twirled in a showy way by a drum major or drum majorette
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  1. A hollow metal rod, with a knob at one or at each end, twirled in a showy way by a drum major or drum majorette
  2. A hollow metal rod with a heavy rubber tip or tips that is wielded and twirled by a drum major or drum majorette.
  3. (Music) A slender wooden stick or rod used by a conductor to direct an orchestra, band, or other musical group.
The lower half of the leg of a cooked fowl
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  1. The lower half of the leg of a cooked fowl
  2. A stick for beating a drum
  3. The lower part of the leg of a fowl, especially when cooked.
A dressed piece of wood, especially a beam in a structure.
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  1. A dressed piece of wood, especially a beam in a structure.
  2. Wood suitable for building houses, ships, etc., whether cut or still in the form of trees
  3. A person considered to have qualities suited for a particular activity:
A short heavy stick; a club.
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  1. A short heavy stick; a club.
(Mech.) A short tube or bushing for tightening a joint
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  1. (Mech.) A short tube or bushing for tightening a joint
  2. A bushing used to secure a pipe joint.
  3. A metal ring or cap put around the end of a cane, tool handle, etc. to prevent splitting or to give added strength
(Mathematics) Either of the points at which an axis that passes through the center of a sphere intersects the surface of the sphere.
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  1. (Mathematics) Either of the points at which an axis that passes through the center of a sphere intersects the surface of the sphere.
  2. A point in the complex plane at which a given function is not defined.
  3. The fixed point used as a reference in a system of polar coordinates. It corresponds to the origin in the Cartesian coordinate system.
A short club with a thick, heavy, or loaded end
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  1. A short club with a thick, heavy, or loaded end
  2. A short heavy club, usually of wood, that is thicker or loaded at one end.
Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world.
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  1. Any of the small, nocturnal, flying mammals of the order Chiroptera, which navigate by means of echolocation. They look like a mouse with membranous wings extending from the forelimbs to the hind limbs or tail. Altogether, there are about 1,000 bat species in the world.
  2. (Ceramics) A disk made of plastic, plaster, etc. attached to the top of a potter's wheel and upon which clay is placed for shaping
  3. (Baseball) A rounded, often wooden club, wider and heavier at the hitting end and tapering at the handle, used to strike the ball.
The hard, close-grained wood of any of these trees, used especially in furniture, interior finishes, and plywood.
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  1. The hard, close-grained wood of any of these trees, used especially in furniture, interior finishes, and plywood.
  2. Any of various deciduous trees or shrubs of the genus Betula, native to the Northern Hemisphere and having unisexual flowers in catkins, alternate, simple, toothed leaves, and bark that often peels in thin papery layers.
  3. Any of a genus (Betula) of trees and shrubs of the birch family, having smooth bark easily peeled off in thin sheets, and hard, closegrained wood: found in northern climates
A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
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  1. A generalized statement that describes what is true in most or all cases:
  2. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency. An established or prescribed standard for action; an authoritative principal; the general norm for conduct in a specific kind of situation; a principle, standard, or regulation that governs the internal workings of a court or an agency.
  3. A statute or regulation governing the court process:
One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
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  1. One, such as a monarch or dictator, that rules or governs.
  2. A person or device that rules lines on paper, etc.
  3. A thin strip of wood, metal, etc. with a straight edge and markings in whole and fractional units of length, as inches or centimeters, used in drawing straight lines, measuring length, etc.
The capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
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  1. The capital invested in a company or corporation through the buying of shares, each of which entitles the buyer to a share in the ownership and, usually, dividends, voting rights, etc.
  2. A kind of financial security granting rights of ownership in a corporation, such as a claim to a portion of the assets and earnings of the corporation and the right to vote for the board of directors. Stock is issued and traded in units called shares.
  3. The descendants of a common ancestor; a family line, especially of a specified character:
Any of the parallel planks or beams that hold up the planks of a floor or the laths of a ceiling
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  1. Any of the parallel planks or beams that hold up the planks of a floor or the laths of a ceiling
  2. Any of the wood, steel, or concrete beams set parallel from wall to wall or across or abutting girders to support a floor or ceiling.
A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
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  1. A cudgel of oak, blackthorn, or other hardwood.
  2. A club or cudgel
(Obs.) A trunk or stem, esp. one with the branches lopped off
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  1. (Obs.) A trunk or stem, esp. one with the branches lopped off
  2. Any staff or baton used as a symbol of authority
  3. A staff carried as a symbol of office or authority; a baton.
(Music) A gesture or written device used to signal the entry of one or more instrumentalists or vocalists
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  1. (Music) A gesture or written device used to signal the entry of one or more instrumentalists or vocalists
  2. (Music) An extract from the music for another part printed, usually in smaller notes, within a performer's part as a signal to enter after a long rest.
  3. A signal, such as a word or action, used to prompt another event in a performance, such as an actor's speech or entrance, a change in lighting, or a sound effect.
The quarters thus assigned or occupied
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  1. The quarters thus assigned or occupied
  2. A similar, generally smaller, bar made from a nonferrous metal
  3. A short, thick piece of wood, especially one used as firewood.
A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
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  1. A usually metal pole used as part of a crane or derrick.
  2. Any of the main structural beams attached to the fuselage of an airplane to support the wings
  3. A main structural member in an airplane wing or a tail assembly that runs from tip to tip or from root to tip.
A metal post for the support of a radio aerial or television antenna
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  1. A metal post for the support of a radio aerial or television antenna
  2. (U.S. Navy) A summary session held by the commanding officer to try minor offenses, hear requests, or give commendations
  3. A tall spar or, now often, a hollow metal structure, sometimes in sections, rising vertically from the keel or deck of a vessel and used to support the sails, yards, radar and radio equipment, etc.
To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
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  1. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
  2. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
  3. To stick fast; stay attached
To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
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  1. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
  2. ​To hold very tightly, as to not fall off.
  3. To hold fast by or as by embracing, entwining, or sticking; adhere
To close or join in a particular manner:
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  1. To close or join in a particular manner:
  2. To hold, fix, or direct (the attention, gaze, etc.) steadily on something
  3. To take a firm hold (on or upon); seize; cling
To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest.
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  1. To come into legal operation in connection with anything; to vest.
  2. To adhere or become legally effective, especially in connection with something or upon some event. For example, certain rights and responsibilities attach to becoming a parent.
  3. To seize or take by legal process; to carry out an attachment, for example, to attach the funds in a debtor’s bank account to pay a judgment.
To split with a sharp instrument.
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  1. To split with a sharp instrument.
  2. To split; separate; fall apart
  3. To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
To have or demonstrate in combination:
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  1. To have or demonstrate in combination:
  2. To put or bring together so as to make one; combine or join into a whole
  3. To bring together in common cause, interest, opinion, etc.; join, as in action, through fellowship, agreement, legal bonds, etc.
To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
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  1. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
  2. To be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be consistent
  3. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
To keep from falling or moving; support:
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  1. To keep from falling or moving; support:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
(Intransitive, of two or objects) To physically combine by adhesion.
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  1. (Intransitive, of two or objects) To physically combine by adhesion.
  2. (Idiomatic, intransitive) To unite, to combine
To put the arms around and hold closely; esp., to embrace tightly and affectionately
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  1. To put the arms around and hold closely; esp., to embrace tightly and affectionately
  2. To clasp or hold closely, especially in the arms, as in affection; embrace.
  3. (Figuratively) To hold fast; to cling to; to cherish.
To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
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  1. To take hold of; to grasp; to grab tightly.
  2. To hold tightly with the arms or hands; grasp firmly; embrace
  3. To hold in a tight embrace.
To cause to stand erect or point upward:
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  1. To cause to stand erect or point upward:
  2. To cause to feel sharp pain in
  3. To mark or delineate on a surface by means of small punctures:
To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
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  1. To pierce with a sharp stake or point.
  2. (Heraldry) To join (two coats of arms) side by side on one shield
  3. To pierce through with, or fix on, something pointed; transfix
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 affect sharply the senses or feelings of
  3. To cut or pass through with or as if with a sharp instrument; stab or penetrate.
A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans.
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  1. A slender, strong but often flexible stem, as of certain bamboos, reeds, or rattans.
  2. Sugar cane.
  3. Any plant with such a stem, as sugar cane or sorghum
A specific group of workers or employees
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  1. A specific group of workers or employees
  2. A group of military officers assigned to assist a commanding officer in an executive or advisory capacity.
  3. The personnel who carry out a specific enterprise:
Any similar slat, bar, rung, stay, etc.
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  1. Any similar slat, bar, rung, stay, etc.
  2. Any of the thin, shaped strips of wood or metal that are set edge to edge to form or strengthen the wall of a barrel, bucket, etc.
  3. A staff or cudgel.
A stick that a person uses as for support when walking
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  1. A stick that a person uses as for support when walking
  2. Any of numerous slow-moving phasmid insects, chiefly of the family Phasmatidae, having a slender brown or green body that resembles a stick or twig.
  3. A cane or staff used as an aid in walking.
(Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
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  1. (Music) A vertical line drawn through a staff to mark off a measure.
  2. (Zool.) Either of the ends of the wall of a horse's hoof, curving inward toward the center of the sole
  3. Any piece of wood, metal, etc. longer than it is wide or thick, often used as a barrier, fastening, lever, etc.; specif., one of a series of such pieces enclosing a cage, jail cell, etc.
A colored area on the surface of a body of water caused by large numbers of phytoplankton, especially cyanobacteria.
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  1. A colored area on the surface of a body of water caused by large numbers of phytoplankton, especially cyanobacteria.
  2. The spongy mass of metal formed in a furnace by the smelting process.
  3. A bar of steel prepared for rolling.
A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
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  1. A thin straight piece or bar of material, such as metal or wood, often having a particular function or use, as:
  2. Any straight, or almost straight, stick, shaft, bar, staff, etc., of wood, metal, or other material
  3. A leveling rod.
A vertical opening passing through the floors of a building, as for an elevator
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  1. A vertical opening passing through the floors of a building, as for an elevator
  2. A long, generally cylindrical bar that rotates and transmits power, as the drive shaft of an engine.
  3. A bar, usually cylindrical, for supporting or transmitting motion to a wheel, pulley, gear, cam, etc.
An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
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  1. An outside piece taken from a log or timber when sawing it into boards, planks, etc.
  2. An outside piece cut from a log when squaring it for lumber.
  3. A piece that is flat, broad, and fairly thick
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 use a plunger to try to unblock (a drain, for example).
  3. To fall rapidly:
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 cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. (--- Informal) To depart; leave:
  3. To publish in a periodical:
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
To feel like a knife stabbing
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  1. To feel like a knife stabbing
  2. To inflict a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon.
  3. To go into in a sharp, thrusting way
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:
To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
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  1. To stop (oneself) from doing an action:
  2. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  3. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
To put into a stable or unalterable form:
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  1. To put into a stable or unalterable form:
  2. To influence the outcome or actions of (something) by improper or unlawful means:
  3. (--- Informal) To take revenge upon (someone); get even with.
To rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
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  1. To rent rooms to; take as a paying guest
  2. To be or become embedded:
  3. To come to rest or be placed and remain firmly fixed
To stick fast; stay attached
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  1. To stick fast; stay attached
  2. To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
  3. To stick fast to something; stay attached:
To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
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  1. To issue a surety bond or a fidelity bond for.
  2. To connect or fasten with or as with a bond; bind
  3. To cohere with a bond.
(Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
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  1. (Chemistry) To split (a complex molecule) into simpler molecules.
  2. To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
  3. To adhere; cling (to)
To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
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  1. To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
  2. To adhere to an object, without being affixed, in such a way as to follow its contours. Used especially of fabrics and films.
  3. To remain emotionally attached; hold on:
To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
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  1. To have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results:
  2. To stick or hold together in a mass that resists separation.
  3. To be connected naturally or logically, as by a common principle; be consistent
(Nautical) To put oneself into the position indicated.
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  1. (Nautical) To put oneself into the position indicated.
  2. To cause to be situated in a particular place or condition
  3. To place; put; set
To appoint to a post:
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  1. To appoint to a post:
  2. To put into a particular condition:
  3. To put in or as if in a particular place or position; set.
To urge or force to an action:
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  1. To urge or force to an action:
  2. To estimate:
  3. To cause to be in a certain position or place; place; set
To put (a part of a device) in position to work
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  1. To put (a part of a device) in position to work
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. To put in the proper or designated place
To make (something bad) worse:
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  1. To make (something bad) worse:
  2. To fail to distinguish; mix up:
  3. To cause to become confused or perplexed.
(Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
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  1. (Usage Problem) To cause to feel indifferent or bored.
  2. To put in a nonplus; bewilder
  3. To put at a loss as to what to think, say, or do; bewilder.
(Slang, former) To confuse; perplex
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  1. (Slang, former) To confuse; perplex
To go about making political speeches.
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  1. To go about making political speeches.
  2. (Cricket) To put (a batsman) out by striking a bail from the wicket with the ball while the batsman is out of his or her ground
  3. To walk over heavily or clumsily.
To propel or discharge into the air by any means:
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  1. To propel or discharge into the air by any means:
  2. To form on a potter's wheel:
  3. To put on or off hastily or carelessly:
To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
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  1. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  2. To fall in torrents:
  3. To emit sound when struck:
To put in slyly or surreptitiously, as a clause into a contract
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  1. To put in slyly or surreptitiously, as a clause into a contract
  2. To introduce or insert surreptitiously or without warrant.
  3. To impose (something or someone unwanted) upon another by coercion or trickery:
To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
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  1. To offer or circulate fraudulently; pass off:
  2. To establish or apply as compulsory; levy:
  3. To bring about by authority or force; force to prevail:
To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
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  1. To give or cause (pain, wounds, etc.) by or as by striking; cause to be borne
  2. To impose (a punishment, disagreeable task, etc.) on or upon
  3. To cause (something injurious or harmful), as to a person, group, or area:
To load or encumber, as with a burden
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  1. To load or encumber, as with a burden
  2. To saddle a horse.
  3. To impose as a burden, obligation, etc.
To defraud, cheat, or swindle:
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  1. To defraud, cheat, or swindle:
  2. To do someone out of their due; to deceive or defraud, to cheat (someone).
  3. To get away without paying (a debt, etc.)
To deprive of or destroy the effect of through error or ignorance
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  1. To deprive of or destroy the effect of through error or ignorance
  2. To foil or escape by tricks or by good luck
  3. (Sports) To position oneself closer to a certain area than is normal or expected:
To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
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  1. To persuade or induce to do something by cajoling or wheedling.
  2. To mislead by means of a petty trick or fraud; deceive.
  3. (Archaic) To cheat; to defraud; to beguile; to deceive, usually by small arts, or in a pitiful way.
To take something from by fraud; swindle:
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  1. To take something from by fraud; swindle:
To cheat or trick; dupe
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  1. To cheat or trick; dupe
To punish by a fine or by depriving of something
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  1. To punish by a fine or by depriving of something
  2. To extract (money, etc.) from (someone), as by fraud or deceit
  3. To take something from (another) by means of unseemly or deceptive methods.
(Obsolete) To squat; to ruck.
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  1. (Obsolete) To squat; to ruck.
  2. To swindle, cheat, defraud, etc.
  3. To swindle; cheat:
To engage in swindling others
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  1. To engage in swindling others
  2. To practice fraud as a means of obtaining money or property.
  3. To get money or property from (another) under false pretenses; cheat; defraud
To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
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  1. To make someone a victim or sacrifice.
  2. To subject to cruel or harmful treatment
  3. To injure or kill.
To get (something) in this way
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  1. To get (something) in this way
  2. To intrude oneself without welcome:
  3. (Informal) To take advantage of by cheating, sponging, etc.
(Informal) To trick, swindle, or cheat
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  1. (Informal) To trick, swindle, or cheat
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
(Nautical) To adjust (the sails and yards) so that they receive the wind properly.
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  1. (Nautical) To adjust (the sails and yards) so that they receive the wind properly.
  2. To defeat soundly:
  3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
(Slang) To play experimentally; toy:
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  1. (Slang) To play experimentally; toy:
  2. (Informal) To move back and forth in a jerky or rapid manner; jiggle
  3. (Slang) To waste time:
To take place; happen:
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  1. To take place; happen:
  2. To take place; go on
  3. (Slang) To take (drugs) illegally:
(Informal) To swindle; cheat
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  1. (Informal) To swindle; cheat
  2. To deprive (another) of something by fraud; cheat or swindle.
To have, use, or wound with a sharp-pointed structure or organ:
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  1. To have, use, or wound with a sharp-pointed structure or organ:
  2. To cause a sharp, smarting pain:
  3. To cause or feel sharp, smarting pain, either physical or mental

Synonym Study

  • Cleave implies a very close, firm attachment my tongue cleaved to the roof of my mouth, Ruth cleaved to Naomi
  • Cling implies attachment by embracing, entwining, or grasping with the arms, tendrils, etc. a vine clinging to the trellis
  • Cohere implies such close sticking together of parts as to form a single mass glue made the particles of sawdust cohere
  • Adhere implies firm attachment and, of persons, denotes voluntary allegiance or devotion as to an idea, cause, or leader to adhere to a policy
  • Stick is the simple, general term here, implying attachment by gluing or fastening together, by close association, etc. to stick a stamp on a letter, to stick to a subject
Find another word for stick. In this page you can discover 129 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stick, like: twig, branch, shoot, stem, stalk, rod, wand, staff, stave, walking stick and cane.