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A sudden stoppage of work; a strike
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  1. A sudden stoppage of work; a strike
  2. A similar mass action of people leaving a place as a form of protest
  3. The act of leaving or quitting a meeting, company, or organization, especially as a sign of protest.
A standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate
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  1. A standstill resulting from the action of equal and opposed forces; stalemate
  2. A tie between opponents in the course of a contest
  3. (Computing) An inability to continue due to two programs or devices each requiring a response from the other before completing an operation
A cessation of work by a group of employees as a means of protest.
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  1. A cessation of work by a group of employees as a means of protest.
Any concerted disruption or cessation of work by employees in an attempt to force the granting of certain demands
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  1. Any concerted disruption or cessation of work by employees in an attempt to force the granting of certain demands
  2. An action, such as a strike or slowdown, taken by workers as a means of increasing bargaining power with management.
  3. (Chiefly US and Canada) A workplace protest by employees designed to inconvenience or disrupt the business of the employer, especially one which is limited in duration or severity.
A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike
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  1. A joint action by a group of employees claiming illness and not reporting for work in order to force the granting of certain demands; specif., such an action by a group forbidden by law to strike
A connection, relation, or involvement, as between businesses; specif., merger
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  1. A connection, relation, or involvement, as between businesses; specif., merger
  2. A temporary interruption or cessation of a normal activity
  3. A temporary stoppage or interruption of work, production, traffic, service, etc.
A slowing down, as of production
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  1. A slowing down, as of production
  2. A reduction in speed, or a decrease in the level of production, etc.
  3. The act or process of slowing down; a slackening of pace:
A pitch judged by the umpire to be a strike and not swung at by the batter.
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  1. A pitch judged by the umpire to be a strike and not swung at by the batter.
A strike by the workers in an entire industry or, esp., throughout an entire community or country
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  1. A strike by the workers in an entire industry or, esp., throughout an entire community or country
  2. A coordinated work stoppage by a substantial proportion of the workers of a particular city, region or state, normally to achieve economic or political goals.
A labour strike that has not been authorized by the leaders of the union
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  1. A labour strike that has not been authorized by the leaders of the union
The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
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  1. The act of confronting or challenging another, especially face-to-face
  2. A conflict involving armed forces:
  3. The act of confronting or the state of being confronted, especially a meeting face to face.
The act of occupying the seats or an area of a segregated establishment to protest racial discrimination.
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  1. The act of occupying the seats or an area of a segregated establishment to protest racial discrimination.
  2. A method of protesting the policy of a government, business, etc., in which demonstrators sit in, and refuse to leave, a public place, thus blocking traffic, disrupting operations, etc.
An extended session of lectures or discussions on controversial topics as a form of protest.
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  1. An extended session of lectures or discussions on controversial topics as a form of protest.
  2. An extended session, as on a college or university campus, for lectures and discussions on an important, usually controversial issue.
  3. A special, extended meeting, as at a college or university, with lectures, discussion, and debate on a controversial issue, esp. such a meeting held to protest against some policy
A sickout, esp. by policemen
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  1. A sickout, esp. by policemen
  2. A sickout, especially by uniformed police officers.
  3. Industrial action taken by members of the police, claiming sickness en masse. a sickout
An outdoor gathering or demonstration that is a public display or expression of love, unity, etc., as of hippies in the 1960s
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  1. An outdoor gathering or demonstration that is a public display or expression of love, unity, etc., as of hippies in the 1960s
  2. A display of consensus or unanimity, often staged or forced, or a gathering of persons putting on such a display
  3. A gathering to engender and promote love, as for the satisfaction of the participants or as a form of social activism.
A favorable or satisfactory outcome or result
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  1. A favorable or satisfactory outcome or result
  2. One that is successful:
  3. The achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted:
The act of finding.
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  1. The act of finding.
  2. Something found, esp. something interesting or valuable
  3. Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery:
(Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
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  1. (Often figuratively) The process by which something unfolds or becomes revealed.
Appearance in public or in the mass media:
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  1. Appearance in public or in the mass media:
  2. A being exposed to harsh weather conditions without protection
  3. A sensitized surface or section of film for making one picture
Something uncovered; a revelation.
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  1. Something uncovered; a revelation.
  2. The act or process of revealing or uncovering.
  3. The release of information about a person or entity. Of a corporation, the filing of documents and statements required by law; in litigation, the release of documents and other information subpoenaed or otherwise sought by the other side. See also discovery. The release of information about a person or entity. Of a corporation, the filing of documents and statements required by law; in litigation, the release of documents and other information subpoenaed or otherwise sought by the other side. See also discovery.
The act by which something is uncovered.
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  1. The act by which something is uncovered.
A collision of one thing with another
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  1. A collision of one thing with another
  2. A successful or popular venture:
  3. (Baseball) A base hit.
A striking of one thing against another; blow or impact of an ax, whip, etc.
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  1. A striking of one thing against another; blow or impact of an ax, whip, etc.
  2. The manner or rate of executing such a movement:
  3. (Golf) A scoring unit used to record each time the ball is hit with the head of a club
A sweet drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and typically served in cups from a large bowl
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  1. A sweet drink made with fruit juices, carbonated beverages, sherbet, etc., often mixed with wine or liquor, and typically served in cups from a large bowl
  2. The quarrelsome hook-nosed husband of Judy in the comic puppet show Punch and Judy.
  3. (Person, proper) The main character, a hook-nosed and humpbacked figure, of a Punch-and-Judy show
A pitch judged by the umpire to be a strike and not swung at by the batter.
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  1. A pitch judged by the umpire to be a strike and not swung at by the batter.
To provide with a box
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  1. To provide with a box
  2. To put into a box, etc., as for storage or shipment
  3. To confine in or as if in a box.
To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
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  1. To depress or push (a push button, a key on a keypad, etc.)
  2. To pierce, shape, stamp, cut, etc. with a punch
  3. To depress (a key or button, for example) in order to activate a device or perform an operation:
To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
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  1. To beat so as to produce a thump or thumps:
  2. To move or cause to strike with a thump or thumps:
  3. To hit or fall in such a way as to produce a thump or thumps:
(Intransitive) to stage a walkout or strike
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  1. (Intransitive) to stage a walkout or strike
  2. (Intransitive) to leave suddenly, especially as a form of protest
(Figuratively) To meet formally at a conference table.
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  1. (Figuratively) To meet formally at a conference table.
  2. ( reflexive) To cause to be seated or in a sitting posture; to furnish a seat to.
  3. (Intransitive) To assume a sitting position from a standing position.
(With with) To have a romantic relationship with someone.
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  1. (With with) To have a romantic relationship with someone.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To leave one's abode to go to public places.
  3. (Intransitive) To leave, especially a building.
To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
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  1. To submit to settlement or judgment by arbitration:
  2. To judge or decide in or as in the manner of an arbitrator:
  3. To give to an arbitrator to decide; settle by arbitration
To enclose, secure, tether, mark out, or fortify with pickets.
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  1. To enclose, secure, tether, mark out, or fortify with pickets.
  2. To serve as a picket
  3. To enclose, shut in, or protect with a picket fence or palisade
To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
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  1. To join together in refusing to deal with, so as to punish, coerce, etc.
  2. To engage in a boycott. See also picketing and strike.
  3. A concerted action by two or more individuals or entities to avoid commercial dealings with a business or to induce others to take the same action. This may include the refusal to work for the business and to purchase or distribute the company’s products. While peaceful boycotts are generally legal, boycotts that use coercion or intimidation to prevent others from dealing with the targeted business are not.
To be able to go no further; come to an end
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  1. To be able to go no further; come to an end
  2. To interrupt one's course or journey for a brief visit or stay. Often used with by, in, or off:
  3. To prevent the flow or passage of:
To cease or discontinue:
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  1. To cease or discontinue:
  2. To give up or stop trying, as in discouragement
  3. To stop, discontinue, or resign from
To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
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  1. To take action to defeat or thwart (an invading or occupying military force).
  2. To withstand; oppose; fend off; stand firm against; withstand the action of
  3. To take action in opposition to; try to eliminate, reduce, or stop:
(Idiomatic) To travel about, especially on foot.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To travel about, especially on foot.
  2. (Idiomatic) To participate in a workplace strike or other job action; to participate in a public protest, especially one involving picketing.
  3. (Idiomatic) To leave or depart; to get out.
To set fire to; ignite.
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  1. To set fire to; ignite.
  2. To build or fuel (a fire).
  3. To give birth to young. Used especially of rabbits.
To set on fire; kindle.
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  1. To set on fire; kindle.
  2. To cause (the skin) to redden or grow hot, as from strong emotion or stimulants.
  3. To arouse to passionate feeling or action:
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To use the nails or claws to dig, scrape, or wound.
To have an appearance of conformity with:
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  1. To have an appearance of conformity with:
  2. To express by one's looks, or appearance
  3. To seem or appear to be:
To lay bare or open by removing a covering
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  1. To lay bare or open by removing a covering
  2. To remove the hat from, as in respect or reverence.
  3. To remove a cover or coverings
To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
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  1. To strike with a violent blow; smash (in)
  2. To strike with a heavy, crushing blow:
  3. To attack or abuse, as with blows or with words
To capture or seize, especially after a chase:
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  1. To capture or seize, especially after a chase:
  2. To hold up; delay:
  3. To reach just in time; get so as to be carried by:
(Informal) To strike, as with the hand
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  1. (Informal) To strike, as with the hand
  2. (Informal) To hit (a ball) hard
  3. To hit, especially with the fist.
To affect, especially adversely:
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  1. To affect, especially adversely:
  2. (Baseball) To execute (a base hit) successfully:
  3. To go to; visit
To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
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  1. To affect in a specified way by striking hard:
  2. To produce by hitting or striking:
  3. To hit; strike
To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound:
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  1. To cause to open with a sharp bursting sound:
  2. With or like a pop
  3. To cause to pop
To hit something with force; crash:
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  1. To hit something with force; crash:
  2. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
  3. (Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
To make (one's way) with great effort; plod
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  1. To make (one's way) with great effort; plod
  2. To walk or progress with a slow heavy pace; plod:
  3. To work diligently for long hours:
To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
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  1. To wait for or obtain a ride to work by standing at a roadside hoping to be picked up by a driver who needs another passenger to use the HOV lanes of a highway.
  2. (Printing) To insert (a slug) between lines
  3. (Informal) To drink rapidly or in large gulps:
To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
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  1. To render (something) into a mush or pulp, as by throwing or crushing:
  2. (--- Sports) To hit (a ball, puck, or shuttlecock) in a forceful overhand stroke.
  3. To break suddenly into pieces, as from a violent blow or collision:
To affect sharply with great feeling:
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  1. To affect sharply with great feeling:
  2. To inspire strong and sudden love or devotion
  3. To afflict:
To deliver a blow.
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  1. To deliver a blow.
  2. To hit or strike with force, esp. with the fist
  3. To hit or strike forcefully; punch.
To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
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  1. To strike or try to strike something with a sharp blow:
  2. To hit with a quick, sharp blow
  3. To strike or hit with a sharp blow:
To strike with something flat; whack
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  1. To strike with something flat; whack
  2. To strike or hit with a flat object; whack.
To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
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  1. To strike (someone or something) with a sharp blow; slap.
  2. To strike or slap with a sharp, resounding blow
  3. (Slang) To murder (a person), often, specif., for pay
To collide or strike with great force.
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  1. To collide or strike with great force.
  2. To strike or crash into with resounding impact.
  3. To strike, explode, etc. loudly
To defeat soundly; thrash.
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  1. To defeat soundly; thrash.
  2. To strike with a heavy blow.
  3. To hit, strike, beat, etc.
To strike or punch.
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  1. To strike or punch.
  2. To strike; hit
(Slang) To walk, esp. in an easy but strutting way
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  1. (Slang) To walk, esp. in an easy but strutting way
  2. To dance to this music, or indeed any sort of popular music with a strong beat.
  3. To hit or strike.
To enunciate with clarity and precision:
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  1. To enunciate with clarity and precision:
  2. (Sports) To hit or kick (the ball) in a certain direction.
  3. (Informal) To hit or punch with a quick, sharp blow
To strike with a hard blow:
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  1. To strike with a hard blow:
  2. To move in a heavy or clumsy manner.
  3. To move along in a rapid, reckless, awkward way
To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
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  1. To equip, support, or attach with a belt:
  2. (Slang) To strike forcefully; hit.
  3. To strike with a belt
To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.
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  1. To straighten (tightly curled hair) usually by chemical means.
  2. To fall asleep, especially suddenly or heavily:
  3. To hit, especially on the head.
To cover with pasted material
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  1. To cover with pasted material
  2. To cover with something by using paste:
  3. (Slang) To hit; punch
To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
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  1. To initiate an attack, war, quarrel, or fight.
  2. To start a quarrel or be the first to attack
To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
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  1. To attack with arguments, questions, doubts, etc.
  2. To attack violently, as with blows or military force; assault.
  3. To attack verbally, as with ridicule or censure.
To make a violent assault upon; attack.
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  1. To make a violent assault upon; attack.
  2. In criminal and tort law, an act, usually consisting of a threat or attempt to inflict bodily injury upon another person, coupled with the apparent present ability to succeed in carrying out the threat or the attempt if not prevented, that causes the person to have a reasonable fear or apprehension of immediate harmful or offensive contact. No intent to cause battery or the fear or apprehension is required so long as the victim is placed in reasonable apprehension or fear. No actual physical injury is needed to establish an assault, but if there is any physical contact, the act constitutes both an assault and a battery.
  3. To attack verbally; criticize or denounce.
To set upon with violent force.
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  1. To set upon with violent force.
  2. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To trouble persistently; harass.
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  1. To trouble persistently; harass.
  2. To cover or set thickly with; stud
  3. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
To experience; to suffer; to fall upon.
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To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation:
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  1. To blow with strong winds and usually produce copious rain, snow, or other precipitation:
  2. To assault or capture suddenly:
  3. To capture or attempt to capture (a fortified place) with a sudden, strong attack
(Obs.) To overthrow
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  1. (Obs.) To overthrow
  2. To cause grievous physical or mental suffering to.
  3. To cause pain or suffering to; distress very much
To suffer extreme pain:
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  1. To suffer extreme pain:
  2. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
  3. To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
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  1. To cause to feel or suffer anguish.
To call evil or injury down on; damn
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  1. To call evil or injury down on; damn
  2. To swear at; use profane, blasphemous, or obscene language against
  3. To utter a curse or curses; swear; blaspheme
To inflict severe pain on; torture.
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  1. To inflict severe pain on; torture.
  2. To subject to mental anguish; torment
  3. To cause intense bodily pain to; torture
To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
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  1. To be a widespread or continuous problem or defect in:
  2. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  3. To afflict with a plague
To torture by means of the rack.
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  1. To torture by means of the rack.
  2. To arrange in or on a rack
  3. To torture on a rack
To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
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  1. To punish, chastise, or afflict severely
  2. To whip or flog
  3. To afflict with severe or widespread suffering and devastation; ravage.
To deal a blow with or as if with the hand or a handheld weapon.
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  1. To deal a blow with or as if with the hand or a handheld weapon.
  2. To strike or attack with powerful or disastrous effect
  3. To inspire strong and sudden love or devotion
To annoy, pester, or harass:
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  1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  2. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
  3. (Rare) To torture
To subject to torture
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  1. To subject to torture
  2. To bring great physical or mental pain upon (another).
  3. To subject (a person or animal) to torture.
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 take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
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  1. To take (the property of another) unlawfully; steal.
  2. To give a nip or nips
  3. To move quickly; dart.
To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
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  1. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
  2. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp:
  3. To grasp or get suddenly with or as with a bite; snatch
To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
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  1. To grasp or seize suddenly, eagerly, or without right, warning, etc.; grab
  2. To try to grasp or seize a thing suddenly; grab (at)
  3. To take, get, or avail oneself of hastily or while there is a chance
To make this sound
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  1. To make this sound
  2. To cause to sound with a deep ringing noise.
To produce (music) by striking bells.
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  1. To produce (music) by striking bells.
  2. To ring, play, or strike (a bell, set of bells, etc.)
  3. To ring out when struck; sound as a chime
To call or announce by or as by a knell
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  1. To call or announce by or as by a knell
  2. To ring in a slow, solemn way; toll
  3. To ring slowly and solemnly, especially for a funeral; toll.
To cause to peal.
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  1. To cause to peal.
  2. To sound in a peal; ring.
To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
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  1. To announce, proclaim, or signal by or as if by ringing:
  2. To cause (a bell, etc.) to ring
  3. To surround or encircle with or as with a ring
To ring (a church bell, etc.) slowly with regularly repeated strokes, esp. for announcing a death
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  1. To ring (a church bell, etc.) slowly with regularly repeated strokes, esp. for announcing a death
  2. To announce or summon by tolling.
  3. To sound or ring slowly in regularly repeated strokes
To dry by soaking up the wet liquid, as with blotting paper
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  1. To dry by soaking up the wet liquid, as with blotting paper
  2. To spot or stain, as with a discoloring substance:
  3. To render invisible or unreadable by marking; obliterate. Often used with out :
To cross out with lines or other markings.
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  1. To cross out with lines or other markings.
  2. To cross out with lines or other marks, as in deleting written matter or marking a check as used and cleared
  3. (Math.) To remove (a common factor from both terms of a fraction, equivalents of opposite sign or on opposite sides of an equation, etc.)
To combine the qualities of two things:
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  1. To combine the qualities of two things:
  2. To go or extend across; pass from one side of to the other:
  3. (Sports) To propel (a ball or puck) as a cross, as in soccer.
To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
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  1. To take out (a printed or written letter, word, etc.); cross out
  2. To remove from a document or record:
  3. To remove (a file, for example) from a hard drive or other storage medium.
To rub or wipe out; erase:
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  1. To rub or wipe out; erase:
  2. (Medicine) To cause to become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor:
  3. To become shorter, softer, and thinner during labor. Used of the cervix.
To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
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  1. To rub, scrape, or wipe out (esp. written or engraved letters); efface; expunge
  2. To remove (something written, for example) by rubbing, wiping, or scraping.
  3. To remove recorded material from (a magnetic tape or disk, for example):
To eliminate completely; wipe out:
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  1. To eliminate completely; wipe out:
  2. To erase, delete, or strike out:
  3. To erase or remove completely; blot out or strike out; delete; cancel
To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
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  1. To blot out or wear away, leaving no traces; erase; efface
  2. To remove a body organ or part completely, as by surgery, disease, or radiation.
  3. To remove or destroy completely so as to leave no trace.
To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
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  1. To move one's hand, a cloth, etc. over (a surface or object) with pressure and friction, in a circular or back-and-forth motion
  2. Figuratively, to be imparted, as through contact or influence
  3. To move (an object or objects) firmly along a surface, especially repeatedly:
(--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
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  1. (--- Slang) To cancel (a project or program, for example).
  2. To mark, break, or cut the surface of slightly with something pointed or sharp
  3. To strike out or cancel (a word, for example) by or as if by drawing lines through.
To come open or unfastened.
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  1. To come open or unfastened.
  2. To open (a parcel, door, etc.) by this means
  3. To open (a parcel, for example); unwrap.
To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
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  1. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
  2. To form (a joint) in plumbing by spreading solder with a piece of cloth or leather.
  3. To rub, move, or pass (a cloth, for example) over a surface.
To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
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  1. To delete or cancel (written or printed matter) with or as with one or more X's
  2. To indicate (one's choice or answer) by or as by marking with an X
  3. To mark or sign with an X.
To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
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  1. To cause (an office, position, etc.) to be unfilled or unoccupied, as by resignation
  2. To leave (a house, room, etc.) uninhabited or untenanted; give up the occupancy of
  3. To physically leave, as in “to vacate the building. See also abandonment and overrule.
(--- Archaic) To fancy; love.
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  1. (--- Archaic) To fancy; love.
  2. To act on the emotions of; touch or move.
  3. To like to have, use, wear, be in, etc.
To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
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  1. To cause to undertake or perform; prevail on:
  2. To go and bring
  3. To cause to move or leave:
To affect strongly, often favorably:
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  1. To affect strongly, often favorably:
  2. (Law) To impose a constructive trust or a lien upon property, as a matter of equity, to protect a person without legal title but with a legally recognized interest.
  3. To levy, seize, or requisition (money, property, etc.), as for military use
To initiate an action; act:
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  1. To initiate an action; act:
  2. To change posture or position; stir:
  3. To progress in sequence; go forward:
To match in quality; equal:
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  1. To match in quality; equal:
  2. To take or make use of without permission or wrongly; misappropriate
  3. (Slang) To ask for, or get by asking, a loan or gift of money from
(Baseball) To execute (a base hit) successfully:
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  1. (Baseball) To execute (a base hit) successfully:
  2. (Sports) To bite on or take (bait or a lure). Used of a fish.
  3. To cause an implement or missile to come forcefully into contact with:
To present itself; come to mind
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  1. To present itself; come to mind
  2. To take place; come about.
  3. To be found to exist or appear:
To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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  1. To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
  2. To discover by taking unawares; surprise in some act
  3. To seize or take by or as by a trap, snare, etc.
To come to a halt:
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  1. To come to a halt:
  2. To take by force; capture or conquer:
  3. To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
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:
(Intransitive) to leave suddenly, especially as a form of protest
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  1. (Intransitive) to leave suddenly, especially as a form of protest
  2. (Intransitive) to stage a walkout or strike
Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
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  1. Forceful, assertive, or overbearing behavior or attitudes:
  2. The practice or habit of taking hostile actions or launching military attacks:
  3. An unprovoked attack or warlike act; specif., the use of armed force by a state in violation of its international obligations
A violent physical attack, as with blows.
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  1. A violent physical attack, as with blows.
  2. A strong or cutting verbal attack.
  3. The close-combat phase of an attack
An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
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  1. An expression of strong criticism; hostile comment:
  2. The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
  3. Scoring ability or potential:
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  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 attack; an assault:
The person, army, etc. that is attacking
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  1. The person, army, etc. that is attacking
  2. The act of creating resentment, hurt feelings, displeasure, etc.
  3. The team in possession of the ball or puck, or those players whose primary duty is to attempt to score.
A physical or military attack or assault:
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  1. A physical or military attack or assault:
  2. An attack or hostile action, esp. by armed forces
  3. Attitude or position of attack
A forward rush or flow.
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  1. A forward rush or flow.
  2. A headlong dash forward; strong onward rush
  3. A violent physical or verbal attack; an assault.
(Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
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  1. (Linguistics) The part of a syllable that precedes the nucleus. In the word nucleus (no͝o&STRESS;klē-əs), the onset of the first syllable is (n), the onset of the second syllable is (kl), and the last syllable has no onset.
  2. (Archaic) An attack by military forces; an assault.
  3. An attack; assault
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent attack.
Something discovered.
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  1. Something discovered.
  2. (Law) The compulsory disclosure to the opposing party of factual information or documents relevant to a lawsuit prior to trial.
  3. In litigation, the compulsory release by a party of documents and other evidence sought by the other party, under rules set by the court. Means of discovery include depositions, written interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests to produce documents or to inspect property. See also disclosure. In litigation, the compulsory release by a party of documents and other evidence sought by the other party, under rules set by the court. Means of discovery include depositions, written interrogatories, requests for admissions, and requests to produce documents or to inspect property. See also disclosure.
The act of finding.
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  1. The act of finding.
  2. Something found, esp. something interesting or valuable
  3. Something that is found, especially an unexpectedly valuable discovery:
Miscellaneous small articles or materials used in making garments, shoes, jewelry, etc., as buttons, buckles, or clasps
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  1. Miscellaneous small articles or materials used in making garments, shoes, jewelry, etc., as buttons, buckles, or clasps
  2. Something found or discovered
  3. A statement or document containing an authoritative decision or conclusion: