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The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
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  1. The act of agitating or the state of being agitated.
  2. Emotional disturbance or excitement
  3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
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  1. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
(Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
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  1. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  2. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
  3. An excited activity; a stir.
To become active, attentive, or excited.
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  1. To become active, attentive, or excited.
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited; stir up.
  3. To awaken.
To stir, as to action or strong feeling
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  1. To stir, as to action or strong feeling
  2. To become aroused
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To urge or stir into action or activity; arouse; excite
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  1. To urge or stir into action or activity; arouse; excite
  2. To become awake; come to one's senses after sleep or after a state like sleep
  3. To become aware:
To awake; wake up; rouse
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  1. To awake; wake up; rouse
  2. To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
  3. To become aware of something:
To reassemble and restore to order:
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  1. To reassemble and restore to order:
  2. To gather together (retreating troops) so as to bring back into a state of order
  3. To come together for a common purpose, esp. to assist or support a cause, person, etc.
To cause to become more active:
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  1. To cause to become more active:
  2. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  3. To arouse strong feeling in:
To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
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  1. To make active, vivacious, interesting, or cheerful; liven up or brighten
  2. To make more lively, cheerful or interesting.
To arouse (an emotion, for example):
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  1. To arouse (an emotion, for example):
  2. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
  3. To become excited
To revive or renew:
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  1. To revive or renew:
  2. To kindle once again.
  3. To revive.
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To stir to action or feeling:
  3. To bring about deliberately; induce:
To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
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  1. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
  2. To become excited or aroused.
  3. To arouse passion, desire, or violence in; excite intensely, as with anger
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
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  1. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  2. To move or sound rhythmically; throb, pulsate, vibrate, tick, etc.
  3. To move (esp. wings) up and down; flap; flail
To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
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  1. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; discuss or debate.
  2. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
  3. To move violently
To mix (a thing) in; mix with something
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  1. To mix (a thing) in; mix with something
  2. To mix; blend.
To join together into one; unite; combine
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  1. To join together into one; unite; combine
  2. To combine in an amalgam
  3. To mix or alloy (a metal) with mercury.
To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another:
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  1. To combine or mix (different substances) so that the constituent parts are indistinguishable from one another:
  2. To mix or mingle (varieties of tea, tobacco, etc.), esp. so as to produce a desired flavor, color, grade, etc.
  3. To mix, merge, or unite
(Intransitive) To become mixed or blended.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become mixed or blended.
  2. To cause to blend together; mix.
  3. To mix, to blend.
To be or become mixed.
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  1. To be or become mixed.
  2. To cause to mix.
  3. (Archaic) To mix together; blend
To melt something, such as metal or glass, by heating.
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  1. To melt something, such as metal or glass, by heating.
  2. To connect a fuse to
  3. To melt together; to blend; to mix indistinguishably.
To mix together; mingle; blend
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  1. To mix together; mingle; blend
To mix together; to intermingle or blend.
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  1. To mix together; to intermingle or blend.
To lose or cause to lose identity by being absorbed, swallowed up, or combined
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  1. To lose or cause to lose identity by being absorbed, swallowed up, or combined
  2. To combine or unite into a single entity:
  3. To join together; unite; combine
To be or become mixed, blended, etc.
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  1. To be or become mixed, blended, etc.
  2. To mix or bring together in combination:
  3. To bring or mix together; combine; blend
To become combined or blended together:
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  1. To become combined or blended together:
  2. To create or form by combining ingredients:
  3. To combine or join:
To move even a little
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  1. To move even a little
  2. To move or stir slightly:
  3. To cause to move slightly.
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To move even a little
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  1. To move even a little
  2. To move or stir slightly:
  3. To cause to move slightly.
To prompt to action; rouse:
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  1. To prompt to action; rouse:
  2. To progress in sequence; go forward:
  3. To change posture or position; stir:
To awaken (someone) from sleep.
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  1. To awaken (someone) from sleep.
  2. To cause (someone) to be active, attentive, or excited:
  3. To give rise to (a feeling, for example); stir up:
To rouse from sleep; wake
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  1. To rouse from sleep; wake
  2. To come out of sleep; wake
  3. To wake up.
To cause to wake up:
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  1. To cause to wake up:
  2. (Intransitive) To stop sleeping.
  3. To awake; wake up; rouse
To give rise to; bring about:
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  1. To give rise to; bring about:
  2. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
  3. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
To cause to come out of sleep; awaken.
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  1. To cause to come out of sleep; awaken.
  2. To come out of sleep or a state like or suggestive of sleep, as a stupor or trance; awake
  3. To cease to sleep; become awake:
To become aware:
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  1. To become aware:
  2. To rouse from sleep; awake:
  3. To become awake; come to one's senses after sleep or after a state like sleep
To come out of sleep; wake
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  1. To come out of sleep; wake
  2. To cause (somebody) to stop sleeping.
  3. To become aware or cognizant:
To become aware of something:
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  1. To become aware of something:
  2. To cause (someone) to become aware; alert or enlighten:
  3. To awake; wake up; rouse
To build or fuel (a fire).
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  1. To build or fuel (a fire).
  2. To become excited
  3. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
To bring about; provoke:
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  1. To bring about; provoke:
  2. To voice; utter:
  3. To stir up; instigate:
To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
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  1. To cause to come out of a state of sleep, repose, unconsciousness, etc.; wake
  2. To cause (game) to rise from cover, come out of a lair, etc.; stir up to flight or attack
  3. To give rise to; bring about:
To cause to wake; awake
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  1. To cause to wake; awake
  2. To become aware:
  3. To become awake; come to one's senses after sleep or after a state like sleep
To cause to take place.
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  1. To cause to take place.
  2. To accomplish, achieve.
To bring about or compel by authority or force:
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  1. To bring about or compel by authority or force:
  2. To be the cause of or reason for; result in.
  3. To be the cause of; bring about; make happen; effect, induce, produce, compel, etc.
To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
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  1. To bring about; produce as a result; cause; accomplish
  2. To bring about; make happen; cause or accomplish:
To bring about; cause to happen; effect
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  1. To bring about; cause to happen; effect
(Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
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  1. (Computers) To produce (a program) by instructing a computer to follow given parameters with a skeleton program.
  2. To bring into being; cause to be
  3. To bring into being; give rise to:
To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
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  1. To produce (radioactivity, for example) artificially by bombardment of a substance with neutrons, gamma rays, and other particles.
  2. To bring about or stimulate the occurrence of something, such as labor.
  3. To bring on; bring about; cause; effect
To produce or create within; engender
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  1. To produce or create within; engender
To rise or accumulate:
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  1. To rise or accumulate:
  2. To achieve, produce, or attain:
  3. To draw up and execute in a suitable form:
To be the occasion of; give occasion to; cause
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  1. To be the occasion of; give occasion to; cause
To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
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  1. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
  2. To make sure or certain; guarantee; ensure, as with a pledge
  3. To make firm, fast, tight, etc.
To fire or explode (a weapon or an explosive charge).
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  1. To fire or explode (a weapon or an explosive charge).
  2. To induce a powerful emotional reaction in, especially by evoking memories of past trauma.
  3. To initiate (an action); set off
To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
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  1. To stimulate to action or creative effort; inspire
  2. To give life to; fill with life:
  3. To give motion to; put into action
To set on fire; make blaze up
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  1. To set on fire; make blaze up
  2. To set afire; light.
  3. To catch fire.
To become ignited; flame up:
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  1. To become ignited; flame up:
  2. To bake or dry by heating, as in a kiln:
  3. (--- Informal) To throw or propel with force and speed:
To arouse the passions of.
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  1. To arouse the passions of.
  2. Make passionate, instill passion in
  3. To fill with passion; arouse emotionally
To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
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  1. To cause someone to have (a feeling or reaction); elicit or arouse:
  2. To stimulate to action; motivate:
  3. To draw (air) into the lungs; inhale
To set on fire; ignite
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  1. To set on fire; ignite
  2. To light (a fire)
  3. To catch fire
The movement or action of such a device.
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  1. The movement or action of such a device.
  2. The ability or power to move:
  3. (Rare) The ability to move
(Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
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  1. (Slang) An action, device, trick, etc. intended to deceive; esp., in sports, a deceptive maneuver or movement
  2. An action taken to achieve an objective; a maneuver:
  3. (Chess, Checkers, etc.) The act of moving, or a player's turn to move
A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
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  1. A series of actions and events taking place over a period of time and working to foster a principle or policy:
  2. The effect or representation of motion in painting, sculpture, etc.
  3. An organized effort by supporters of a common goal:
The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
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  1. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
  2. Extreme emotional disturbance; perturbation.
  3. Emotional disturbance or excitement
Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder.
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  1. Civil disturbance or insurrection; disorder.
  2. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
  3. A condition of turbulent motion.
An upset of normal function; ailment
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  1. An upset of normal function; ailment
  2. An ailment that affects the function of mind or body:
  3. A condition characterized by lack of normal functioning of physical or mental processes:
The condition of being disturbed:
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  1. The condition of being disturbed:
  2. Mental or emotional unbalance or disorder.
  3. Commotion; disorder
Anything helter-skelter
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  1. Anything helter-skelter
  2. Turmoil; confusion.
Noisy commotion, as of a crowd; uproar
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  1. Noisy commotion, as of a crowd; uproar
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
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  1. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
  2. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
  3. Commotion or wild disorder
A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
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  1. A state of extreme confusion or agitation; commotion or tumult:
  2. Harassing labour; trouble; disturbance.
  3. Tumult; commotion; uproar; confusion
Loud, confused noise; din
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  1. Loud, confused noise; din
  2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  3. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
(Phonet.) A sound articulated with a single rapid touch of the tongue against the roof of the mouth
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  1. (Phonet.) A sound articulated with a single rapid touch of the tongue against the roof of the mouth
  2. The sound produced by this motion.
  3. (Aeron.) A pilot-controlled airfoil; esp., a section hinged to the trailing edge of a wing between the aileron and the fuselage, usually used to increase lift or drag
A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
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  1. A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
  2. A task yet to be done; an item on a to-do list.
  3. An excited reaction; a commotion or fuss.
A framework or padding formerly worn at the back by women to puff out the skirt
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  1. A framework or padding formerly worn at the back by women to puff out the skirt
  2. Busy and noisy activity; commotion
  3. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
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  1. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
  2. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
  3. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
A swift succession or round of events:
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  1. A swift succession or round of events:
  2. (Informal) A brief or experimental try:
  3. A state of confusion; a tumult:
A bath, as used in hydrotherapy, in which an agitating device propels a current of warm water with a swirling motion
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  1. A bath, as used in hydrotherapy, in which an agitating device propels a current of warm water with a swirling motion
  2. A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.
  3. A rapidly rotating current of water or other liquid that sucks everything near it toward its center. The meeting of two tides can create a whirlpool.
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  1. A stir; a fuss or uproar.
  2. An uproar; a hubbub.
  3. A noisy stir or wrangle; hubbub; uproar; commotion
A generalized feeling or reaction, often vague and without reference to immediate stimulus
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  1. A generalized feeling or reaction, often vague and without reference to immediate stimulus
  2. The power or process of receiving conscious sense impressions through direct stimulation of the bodily organism
  3. A perception associated with stimulation of a sense organ or with a specific body condition:
Loud, confused noise; din
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  1. Loud, confused noise; din
  2. An impassioned protest or heated controversy:
  3. A condition of noisy excitement and confusion; a tumult:
A commotion; stir; fuss
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  1. A commotion; stir; fuss
  2. A task that has been noted as one that must be completed, especially on a list.
  3. A task yet to be done; an item on a to-do list.
(Mil., Slang) The guardhouse; prison
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  1. (Mil., Slang) The guardhouse; prison
  2. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
  3. (US) A jail or guardhouse, especially in a naval military prison or jail on a ship, navy base, or (in fiction) spacecraft.
An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
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  1. An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
  2. A place of short-term confinement for persons convicted of minor offenses and regarded as capable of being reformed
  3. An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
A building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses
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  1. A building for the confinement of people who are awaiting trial or who have been convicted of minor offenses
  2. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses. A confinement facility whose inmates are individuals awaiting trial or convicted of lesser offenses.
  3. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
(Rare) A keeping or being kept
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  1. (Rare) A keeping or being kept
  2. Care; charge:
  3. The means by which one is supported:
An office or tribunal headed by a cardinal (Grand Penitentiary) and dealing with matters of penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, etc.
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  1. An office or tribunal headed by a cardinal (Grand Penitentiary) and dealing with matters of penance, confession, dispensation, absolution, etc.
  2. A priest whose special function is the administration of the sacrament of penance in a particular church or diocese.
  3. A penal institution that is intended for long-term confinement of convicted criminals. See also jail. A penal institution that is intended for long-term confinement of convicted criminals. See also jail.
  1. See penal institution, jail, and penitentiary. See penal institution, jail, and penitentiary.
  2. A place or condition of confinement or restriction:
  3. The state or condition of being confined, restricted, or limited in any way
The state of being locked.
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  1. The state of being locked.
  2. A being locked up, as in jail
  3. (Informal) A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
An instrument for writing regarded as a means of expression:
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  1. An instrument for writing regarded as a means of expression:
  2. The animals kept in such an enclosure.
  3. An instrument for writing or drawing with ink or similar fluid, especially:
A penitentiary.
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  1. A penitentiary.
  2. (Slang) Prison, jail.
(Slang) A jail or prison.
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  1. (Slang) A jail or prison.
  2. A usually cylindrical metal container.
  3. Any of various containers usually or traditionally cylindrical, made of metal, and with a separate cover
Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
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  1. Stress cracks produced in metal ingots as they cool after being cast.
  2. (Slang) Jail or prison, after the Clink prison in Southwark, London. Used in the phrase in the clink.
  3. (Onomatopoeia) The sound of metal on metal, or glass on glass.
(US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
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  1. (US, countable or uncountable) a mixed drink, especially one served chilled
  2. A device, container, or room for cooling things or keeping them cool
  3. (Countable) an insulated bin or box used with ice or freezer packs to keep food or beverages cold while picnicking or camping
A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
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  1. A small cage, pen, or building as for poultry
  2. Alternative spelling of co-op.
  3. A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
(Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
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  1. (Old, Slang) A jail or guardhouse
The way in which they are joined
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  1. The way in which they are joined
  2. One of the parts or sections of a jointed whole
  3. A way in which two or more things are joined:
The amount that a jug can hold.
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  1. The amount that a jug can hold.
  2. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
  3. A sound meant to imitate a nightingale's note
(Slang) A jail
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  1. (Slang) A jail
  2. A jail or prison.
(Slang) A prison or jail
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  1. (Slang) A prison or jail
  2. A person or thing that slams
  3. One that slams:
A jail.
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  1. A jail.
  2. (Slang, Dial., former) A prison; jail
  3. (US, dialect) A prison or gaol/jail.

Synonym Study

  • Rally implies a gathering of the component elements or individuals so as to stir to effective action to rally the troops, rallied her energy and attention
  • waken " style="font-weight: 600; color: inherit; text-decoration-color: #3A65B5" > Awaken and waken literally mean to arouse from sleep, but figuratively they suggest the stirring into activity of latent faculties, emotions, etc. it awakened, or wakened, her maternal feelings
  • A rouse and rouse are often used interchangeably, but arouse usually implies merely a bringing into consciousness, as from a state of sleep she was aroused by the bell, and rouse suggests an additional incitement to vigorous action the rifle shot roused the sleeping guard
  • Stir (in this sense, often ?stir up) implies a bringing into action or activity by exciting or provoking the colonies were stirred to rebellion
Find another word for stir. In this page you can discover 128 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stir, like: agitation, tumult, bustle, rouse, arouse, waken, awaken, rally, excite, enliven and kindle.