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To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
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  1. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
  2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  3. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
To bring under control or subjection; conquer
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  1. To bring under control or subjection; conquer
  2. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
  3. To cause to become subservient; subdue
To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
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  1. To suppress a legal document, particularly a subpoena, for reasons based on defect in manner of service or for other procedural or substantive reasons that invalidate the document; to void or terminate; to vacate a judicial decision.
  2. To suppress, as in quashing an uprising or revolt.
  3. To quell or suppress (an uprising)
To make something tame
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  1. To make something tame
  2. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
  3. (Intransitive) to become tame
To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
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  1. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
  2. To inhibit the expression of (a gene):
  3. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
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  1. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
  2. To become soft or softer.
  3. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
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  1. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  2. To become moderate
  3. To preside over:
To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
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  1. To control so strictly or severely as to prevent the natural development or expression of
  2. To prevent or limit the synthesis of (a protein).
  3. To prevent (unconscious ideas, impulses, etc.) from reaching the level of consciousness
To arrive or finish before (another):
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  1. To arrive or finish before (another):
  2. (Informal) To be superior to or better than:
  3. To take beating or stirring
In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
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  1. In the most excellent manner; in the most suitable way
  2. To get the better of; beat:
  3. Well
To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
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  1. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  2. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
(Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
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  1. (Law) To frustrate the enforcement of (a motion, for example).
  2. To be beyond the comprehension of; mystify:
  3. To do better than (another) in a competition or battle; win victory over; beat:
To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
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  1. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  2. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
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  1. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  2. To defeat (another) in competition or conflict:
  3. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
To poke around; rummage.
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  1. To poke around; rummage.
  2. To use a router in woodworking.
  3. To dig up or turn over with the snout
To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
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  1. To make subordinate or subject to the dominion of something else:
  2. To cause to become subservient; subdue
  3. To bring under control, especially by military force; conquer.
(Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
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  1. (Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
  2. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
  3. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
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  1. To defeat in a contest, conflict, or competition.
  2. To overcome (a feeling, condition, etc.); suppress
  3. To overcome or subdue (an emotion, for example); suppress:
To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
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  1. To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
  2. In the worst manner
  3. To get the better of; defeat
(Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
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  1. (Obs.) To prepare; fit out; dress
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. To change one's opinions or viewpoint so as to satisfy opposing factions, etc.; compromise
To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
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  1. To beat (cream or eggs, for example) into a froth or foam.
  2. To move, go, or pass quickly and suddenly
  3. To wrap or bind (a rope, for example) with twine to prevent unraveling or fraying.
To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
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  1. To hit an ace on (a hole) in golf.
  2. (Informal) To do very well, esp., by earning a grade of A, in, on, etc.
  3. (Slang) To defeat completely; get the best of
To move lightly and quickly, as a flame
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  1. To move lightly and quickly, as a flame
  2. To lap or flicker at like a tongue:
  3. To bring into a certain condition by passing the tongue over
To serve as a moderator
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  1. To serve as a moderator
  2. To cause to be less extreme, intense, or violent.
  3. To become moderate
To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
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  1. To soften the tone, color, shade, or hue of.
  2. To soften or muffle the sound of (a musical instrument, etc.) as with a mute
To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
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  1. To be or become qualified, as by meeting requirements
  2. To render deserving of a descriptor by having or enumerating certain necessary characteristics:
  3. To moderate; soften
To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
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  1. To make less harsh, strident, or critical:
  2. To undermine or reduce the strength, morale, or resistance of.
  3. To become soft or softer.
To make less intense; soften; dull
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  1. To make less intense; soften; dull
  2. To change from an uncontrolled or disorderly to a controlled state:
  3. (Intransitive) to become tame
To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
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  1. To strengthen through experience or hardship; toughen:
  2. To be or become tempered
  3. To modify by the addition of a moderating element; moderate:
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