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To bring about a desired result; succeed
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  1. To bring about a desired result; succeed
  2. To gain with effort or despite difficulty; reach:
  3. To get or reach by exertion; attain; gain
To make complete; perfect
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  1. To make complete; perfect
  2. To do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance)
  3. To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
To be or become; come to be (doing something); come to be (in a situation, condition, etc.)
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  1. To be or become; come to be (doing something); come to be (in a situation, condition, etc.)
  2. To come, go, or arrive
  3. To begin or start. Used with the present participle:
(Archaic) To cause to prosper
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  1. (Archaic) To cause to prosper
  2. To be fortunate or successful, especially in terms of one's finances; thrive.
  3. To succeed, thrive, grow, etc. in a vigorous way
To succeed in reaching or coming (to a goal)
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  1. To succeed in reaching or coming (to a goal)
  2. To come to or arrive at, as through movement, growth, or the passage of time:
  3. To gain as an objective; achieve:
To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
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  1. To make an effort to address the needs of a group or community. Often used with out:
  2. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
  3. To get in touch with, as by telephone
To carry out (something promised, desired, predicted, etc.); cause to be or happen
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  1. To carry out (something promised, desired, predicted, etc.); cause to be or happen
  2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
  3. To emotionally or artistically satisfy; to develop one's gifts to the fullest.
To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work:
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  1. To gain especially for the performance of service, labor, or work:
  2. To get or deserve as a result of something one has done
  3. (Intransitive) To receive payment for work.
(Naut.) To stop working
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  1. (Naut.) To stop working
  2. To bring to a halt; stop
  3. To get hold or possession of; obtain; acquire
To win or enjoy credit, popularity, success, etc.
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  1. To win or enjoy credit, popularity, success, etc.
  2. (--- Baseball) To cause (a base runner) to cross home plate, especially by getting a hit:
  3. To get by effort or merit; gain
To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
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  1. To succeed in gaining possession of as the result of planning or endeavor; acquire.
  2. (Archaic) To arrive at; reach or achieve
  3. To get possession of, esp. by some effort; procure
To grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically
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  1. To grow vigorously or luxuriantly; improve physically
  2. To prosper or flourish; be successful, esp. as the result of economical management
  3. To increase in wealth or success; to prosper, be profitable.
To make a gain or profit.
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  1. To make a gain or profit.
  2. To reap an advantage, financial or otherwise; benefit
  3. To be beneficial to:
To bring into reality; make real:
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  1. To bring into reality; make real:
  2. To be sold for, or bring as profit (a specified sum)
  3. To obtain or achieve, as gain or profit:
To gain possession of:
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  1. To gain possession of:
  2. To gain through experience; come by:
  3. To get by one's own efforts:
(Now Rare) To write in an ornamental style
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  1. (Now Rare) To write in an ornamental style
  2. To grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper
  3. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive:
To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
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  1. To take or seize by force, surprise, or skill
  2. To represent (something transient, immaterial, etc.) in more or less permanent form
  3. To attract and hold:
To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
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  1. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
To reap a harvest, reward, etc.
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  1. To reap a harvest, reward, etc.
  2. To obtain a return or reward.
  3. To gain or obtain as the reward of action, conduct, work, etc.
To receive advantage; profit
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  1. To receive advantage; profit
  2. To be helpful or useful to.
  3. To derive benefit:
To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
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  1. To bring (land) into or return to a suitable condition for use; reclaim.
  2. To search for, find, and bring back:
  3. (Law) To get or get back by final judgment in a court
To get back into one's grasp, possession, or control, especially from a known place or a place of storage:
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  1. To get back into one's grasp, possession, or control, especially from a known place or a place of storage:
  2. To find and bring back game or a thrown object:
  3. To get back; recover
To get as an increase, addition, profit, or advantage
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  1. To get as an increase, addition, profit, or advantage
  2. To come into possession or use of; acquire:
  3. To get by effort or merit, as in competition; win
To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted):
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  1. To be the person who gets (something sent or transmitted):
  2. To hear or see (information, for example):
  3. (--- Sports) To catch or get possession of (a pass or a kicked ball, for example).
To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
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  1. To become an expert in (an art, science, etc.)
  2. To become very skilled in or knowledgeable about:
  3. To become master of; control, conquer, etc.
To be victorious or successful; win.
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  1. To be victorious or successful; win.
  2. To gain victory or success; win mastery
  3. To receive honors upon return from a victory. Used especially of generals in ancient Rome.
(--- Archaic) To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition:
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  1. (--- Archaic) To control or maintain (one's nature) in a particular condition:
  2. To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
  3. (Archaic) To cause (oneself) to own, hold, or master something, such as property or knowledge.
To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
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  1. To overpower, as with emotion; affect deeply:
  2. To deal with successfully; prevail over; surmount:
  3. To get the better of in competition, struggle, etc.; conquer
To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get
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  1. To succeed in reaching or achieving a specified condition or place; get
  2. To gain (respect or love, for example) by effort:
  3. To get by effort, labor, struggle, etc.
To be victorious. Usually of emotions and human qualities.
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  1. To be victorious. Usually of emotions and human qualities.
To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
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  1. To overcome (an obstacle, for example); triumph over.
  2. (Obs.) To surpass or exceed; go beyond
  3. To get the better of; conquer; overcome
To be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
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  1. To be or become stronger or more widespread; predominate
  2. To use persuasion or inducement successfully. Often used with on, upon, or with.
  3. To produce or achieve the desired effect; be effective; succeed
To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
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  1. To eliminate or minimize (a difficulty, for example):
  2. To get possession or control of by or as by winning a war
  3. To overcome by physical, mental, or moral force; get the better of; defeat
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 leave far behind; outrun.
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  1. To leave far behind; outrun.
  2. To cause to appear at a distance.
  3. To do better or more than; leave behind; outdo; outdistance
To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance:
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  1. To surpass by a wide margin, especially through superior skill or endurance:
  2. To run further or faster than another, or to finish a race with a large margin.
  3. To leave behind or get ahead of, as in a race
To be of use, help, worth, or advantage (to), as in accomplishing an end
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  1. To be of use, help, worth, or advantage (to), as in accomplishing an end
To put in a simpler or more systematic form; simplify or codify:
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  1. To put in a simpler or more systematic form; simplify or codify:
  2. To bring into a certain order; systematize
  3. (Arith.) To change in denomination or form without changing in value
To keep back; restrain; check
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  1. To keep back; restrain; check
  2. To keep from appearing or being known, published, etc.
  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 gain the advantage over; defeat:
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  1. To gain the advantage over; defeat:
  2. To a degree that is most bad, evil, unpleasant, etc.
  3. To get the better of; defeat
(Archaic) To be more intelligent than
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  1. (Archaic) To be more intelligent than
  2. To surpass in cleverness or cunning; outsmart:
  3. To get the better of; to outsmart, to beat in a competition of wits.
(US) To perform movements more adroitly or successfully.
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  1. (US) To perform movements more adroitly or successfully.
  2. To maneuver with better effect than; outwit
  3. To excel in maneuverability:
(Soccer) To pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.
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  1. (Soccer) To pass the ball to (someone) giving them a one-on-one scoring opportunity.
  2. (Idiomatic) To connect (a telephone caller with intended callee).
  3. (Idiomatic) to cause to endure
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To succeed.
  2. (Idiomatic) To survive, to endure.
  3. (with an object preceded by the preposition for) Not to let somebody down, keep one's promise.
(Idiomatic) To make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make, or leave, a lasting impression, especially to achieve apparent success.
  2. To sign (a document) by making a cross or other mark.
(Idiomatic) To receive a more favorable outcome than imagined, especially by good luck.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To receive a more favorable outcome than imagined, especially by good luck.
To reach one's destination; come to a place
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  1. To reach one's destination; come to a place
  2. To achieve success or recognition:
  3. To come at length; take place:
(Games) To make (a piece in checkers that has reached the last row) into a king by placing another piece upon it.
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  1. (Games) To make (a piece in checkers that has reached the last row) into a king by placing another piece upon it.
  2. To complete successfully; put the finishing touch on
  3. To bring to completion or successful conclusion; consummate:
To be better, more effective, funnier, etc. than; surpass; outdo
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  1. To be better, more effective, funnier, etc. than; surpass; outdo
  2. To exceed or surpass:
  3. To go over the top of (a rise of ground, etc.)
(Idiomatic) To reach (an objective or conclusion)
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  1. (Idiomatic) To reach (an objective or conclusion)
(Rare) To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
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  1. (Rare) To achieve substantial success in life, often in business.
  2. (Often with "on"): To complete successfully.
(Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make (a task) quicker or easier.
  2. (Idiomatic) To deal with or overcome (someone or something) quickly and without difficulty.
(Slang) To have good social or working relations; hit it off:
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  1. (Slang) To have good social or working relations; hit it off:
  2. (Computers) To press down and release a button on a pointing device in order to select an item on a display screen or activate a command or function. Often used with on:
  3. To fit, work, or get along together successfully
(Idiomatic) To fulfill.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To fulfill.
  2. To hold while moving something out.
To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
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  1. To move, proceed, etc. slowly and with or as with difficulty
  2. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort:
  3. To cause to operate or function; actuate, use, or manage:
(Chiefly US, idiomatic) Variant form of cut a wide swath.
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  1. (Chiefly US, idiomatic) Variant form of cut a wide swath.
To perform a theatrical production.
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  1. To perform a theatrical production.
  2. To explain or state something clearly and understandably.
To take place afterward or as a result.
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  1. To take place afterward or as a result.
  2. To come afterward; follow immediately
  3. To happen as a consequence; result
To follow immediately after; ensue.
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  1. To follow immediately after; ensue.
  2. To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
  3. (Philosophy) To be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change can occur only after change has occurred in those facts or properties.
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 provide a substitute or equivalent for
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  1. To provide a substitute or equivalent for
  2. To take the place of or fill the role of:
  3. To provide a substitute for (something broken or unsatisfactory, for example):
To be subsequent to
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  1. To be subsequent to
  2. To write such a date on
  3. To assign an effective date to a document or action later than the actual date
To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
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  1. To move something, or someone, especially to forcibly move people from their homeland.
  2. (Chemistry) To replace (an atom, radical, ion, or molecule) in a compound during a reaction.
  3. To take the place of; supplant or replace (a person or thing that one is the cause of or occasion for removing, pushing aside, etc.)
To end in a particular way:
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  1. To end in a particular way:
  2. To happen as a consequence:
  3. To happen or issue as a consequence or effect
To happen as a consequence; result
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  1. To happen as a consequence; result
  2. To come afterward; follow immediately
  3. (Archaic) To strive for; follow; pursue
To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
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  1. To occur or be evident as a consequence; result:
  2. To be attentive to; pay close heed to:
  3. To act in agreement or compliance with; obey:
To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
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  1. To come or occur as something extraneous, additional, or unexpected.
  2. (Philosophy) To be dependent on a set of facts or properties in such a way that change can occur only after change has occurred in those facts or properties.
  3. To follow immediately after; ensue.
To come at length; take place:
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  1. To come at length; take place:
  2. To achieve success or recognition:
  3. To reach one's destination; come to a place
To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
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  1. To cause to rise, as birds from cover or a fish to the surface of the water
  2. To puff up or become larger; swell up:
  3. To cause to rise:
To proceed or move according to:
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  1. To proceed or move according to:
  2. To work or operate properly; function
  3. To continue to be in a certain condition or continue an activity:
(Rugby) To score a try
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  1. (Rugby) To score a try
  2. (Idiomatic) To look at carefully; to scrutinize; to analyze.
  3. (Idiomatic) To create a response or impression.
(Usually) To separate and recover (valuable minerals) by swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.
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  1. (Usually) To separate and recover (valuable minerals) by swirling dirt or crushed rock in a pan of water, in the manner of a traditional prospector seeking gold.
  2. (Idiomatic, usually intransitive) To succeed; to proceed according to plan; to result or end up.
(Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
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  1. (Informal) To use one's influence, charm, etc. on (a person) to gain some profit or advantage
  2. To make, achieve, or pay for by work or effort:
  3. To knead, stir, or otherwise manipulate in preparation:
(Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
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  1. (Intransitive) Used other than as an idiom: see work,"Ž out.
  2. (Intransitive) To conclude with the correct solution.
  3. (With object after out) To calculate.
(Slang) To have good social or working relations; hit it off:
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  1. (Slang) To have good social or working relations; hit it off:
  2. (Intransitive) To click the left button of a computer mouse while pointing.
  3. To fit, work, or get along together successfully
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