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To cause to drop or sink; lower.
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  1. To cause to drop or sink; lower.
  2. To lower in value, price, or amount
  3. To cause to drop or sink; lower:
To ruin morally; pervert:
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  1. To ruin morally; pervert:
  2. To become corrupt.
  3. To alter from original or proper form:
To come upon accidentally; happen on:
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  1. To come upon accidentally; happen on:
  2. To fall or decline suddenly, as from power, high value, etc.
  3. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
To cause to fall over; knock or topple over:
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  1. To cause to fall over; knock or topple over:
  2. (--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
  3. To turn or tip over; capsize
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  3. (Now rare) To throw down to the ground, to overturn.
To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
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  1. To restrain the growth, activity, or release of:
  2. To curtail or inhibit the activity of something, such as the immune system or a gene.
  3. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen. To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics:
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  1. To usurp the place of, especially through intrigue or underhanded tactics:
  2. To remove or uproot in order to replace with something else
  3. To take the place of or substitute for (another):
To remove or cause to be removed so as to make way for another; supplant
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  1. To remove or cause to be removed so as to make way for another; supplant
  2. To take the place of (a person), as in an office or position; succeed.
  3. To cause to be set aside or dropped from use as inferior or obsolete and replaced by something else
To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
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  1. To deflower or seduce (a woman) and, often, specif., thereby render her unmarriageable, disgraced, etc.
  2. To bring or reduce to ruin
  3. To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
To put to death; kill:
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  1. To put to death; kill:
  2. To break apart the structure of, render physically unusable, or cause to cease to exist as a distinguishable physical entity:
  3. To break up or spoil completely; ruin
To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
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  1. To put an end to; destroy or cause to die out
  2. (Psychology) To bring about the extinction of (a conditioned response).
  3. To cause (a fire or light) to stop burning or shining; put out.
To subject to inversion.
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  1. To subject to inversion.
  2. To turn upside down
  3. To change to the direct opposite; reverse the order, position, direction, etc. of
To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
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  1. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
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  1. To weaken by wearing away a base or foundation:
  2. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
  3. To dig beneath; excavate ground from under, so as to form a tunnel or mine
To turn to an improper use; misuse
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  1. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  2. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  3. To bring into a worse condition; debase
To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
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  1. To damage (someone's reputation, for example) severely.
  2. To destroy; ruin; bring to naught
  3. To do away with completely; put an end to:
To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
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  1. To lean forward as if on the point of falling; overbalance; totter
  2. To totter and fall, or to lean as if about to do so
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
(Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
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  1. (Intransitive, nautical) To overturn.
  2. To overturn or upset
  3. To overturn or cause to overturn:
To turn inside out or upside down:
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  1. To turn inside out or upside down:
  2. To change to the opposite:
  3. To turn backward, in an opposite position or direction, upside down, or inside out
(Surveying) To determine the differences in altitude in (a plot of ground)
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  1. (Surveying) To determine the differences in altitude in (a plot of ground)
  2. To bring persons or things to an equal level; equalize.
  3. (Informal) To be frank and open:
(Literal sense) to cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.
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  1. (Literal sense) to cause something one is holding to drop, often forcefully.
To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
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  1. To bring about the downfall of (a government, etc.), especially by force.
  2. To bring down from a position of authority or power; topple
  3. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of, especially by force or concerted action:
(--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
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  1. (--- Law) To invalidate or reverse (a decision) by legal means:
  2. To cause the downfall, destruction, or ending of; overthrow or abolish.
  3. To conquer; defeat; ruin
To defeat, as in a contest:
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  1. To defeat, as in a contest:
  2. To bring about the downfall, destruction, or ending of.
  3. To overthrow
To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
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  1. To cause to fall or collapse; bring down:
  2. To fall suddenly, clumsily, or helplessly
  3. To cause to lose position, status, or fortune:
  1. To forcibly remove from a horse.
  2. (By extension) To disrupt or unseat; to remove from a position.
  3. To overthrow or dislodge; upset.
To damage, destroy, or hinder (something) by sabotage.
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  1. To damage, destroy, or hinder (something) by sabotage.
  2. To engage in sabotage
  3. To injure or destroy by sabotage
To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap. [from 14th c.]
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  1. To dig underneath (something), to make a passage or for destructive or military purposes; to sap. [from 14th c.]
  2. (Figuratively) To weaken or work against; to hinder, sabotage. [from 15th c.]
  3. To injure, weaken, or impair, esp. by subtle, stealthy, or insidious means
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