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To go to see (a performance, for example):
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  1. To go to see (a performance, for example):
  2. (--- Informal) To manage to see, hear, find, etc.
  3. To get and hold (something that has been in motion) in a hand, the hands, a container, or an implement:
A knotted or tangled mass or tuft; tangle
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  1. A knotted or tangled mass or tuft; tangle
  2. A harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.
  3. A confused, complicated, or tangled situation:
A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
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  1. A piece, part, or point that sticks out, esp. one that is sharp or rough, as the broken end of a tree limb
  2. A break, pull, or tear in fabric.
  3. An unexpected or hidden obstacle, difficulty, etc.
Mental confusion
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  1. Mental confusion
  2. A state of mental confusion.
  3. A confused or disordered condition; mess, jumble, etc.
To occupy or engage the interest of:
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  1. To occupy or engage the interest of:
  2. To relate to or affect:
  3. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
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  1. To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
  2. To twist or become twisted together.
To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
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  1. To mix up; jumble together; put into disorder
  2. (--- Archaic) To cause to feel embarrassment.
  3. To cause to be unable to think with clarity or act with intelligence or understanding; bewilder or perplex.
To cut off from being seen; block (the view)
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  1. To cut off from being seen; block (the view)
  2. To be or get in the way of (a view or something to be seen).
  3. To block or stop up (a passage) with obstacles or impediments; dam; clog
To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
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  1. To keep from moving or acting freely; hinder; impede; encumber
  2. To prevent the free movement, action, or progress of:
To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
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  1. To cause disorder in something, to distort it from its ideal state
  2. To cause someone to go insane (usually used in the passive, see deranged)
  3. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
(Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic) Combine thoroughly.
  2. (Idiomatic) To prepare something from ingredients that are mixed.
  3. (Intransitive, usually passive, with with, often with be or get) To become involved with, especially socially or romantically.
To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
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  1. To disturb the composure or calm of; perturb.
  2. To put into a state of disorder.
  3. (Now Rare) To disturb the order of
To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
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  1. To destroy the organization, systematic arrangement, or unity of.
  2. To make less organized; to reduce to chaos.
  3. To disrupt or break up the order, arrangement, or system of; throw into confusion or disorder
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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  1. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  2. To become overturned or upset
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over:
To cause to be out of balance
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  1. To cause to be out of balance
  2. To cause (a person or the mind) to be unbalanced.
  3. To upset the balance of; cause to become unsteady.
To remove the hinges from.
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  1. To remove the hinges from.
  2. To throw (the mind, a person, etc.) into confusion; unbalance or upset
  3. To remove (a door, for example) from the hinges.
To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede:
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  1. To hinder with obstacles or difficulties; impede:
  2. To cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
  3. To cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert:
To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
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  1. To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
To furnish with a trap or traps
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  1. To furnish with a trap or traps
  2. To catch in a trap; ensnare.
  3. To dress with ornaments; to adorn; said especially of horses.
(Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
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  1. (Slang) To manhandle; beat up; rough up.
  2. To cause a problem with; to introduce an error or mistake in; to make muddled or confused; spoil; ruin.
  3. To botch, bungle; to perform poorly on.
To draw into a snarl or tangle
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  1. To draw into a snarl or tangle
  2. To entangle; to trap.
  3. To entangle in or as if in a snarl:
To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
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  1. To involve in such complications as to render extrication difficult; hence, metaphorically, to insnare; to perplex; to bewilder; to puzzle; as, to entangle the feet in a net, or in briers.
  2. To cause to become twisted together or caught in a snarl or entwining mass:
  3. To involve in a complicated situation or in circumstances from which it is difficult to disengage:
In a foul manner.
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  1. In a foul manner.
  2. (--- Baseball) To hit a ball outside the foul lines:
  3. (--- Sports) To commit a foul.
To utter or give vent to with a snarl
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  1. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  2. To utter with anger or hostility:
  3. To speak angrily or threateningly.
To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
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  1. To make or become intricate, difficult, or involved
  2. To twist or become twisted together.
To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
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  1. To cause to feel self-conscious, confused, and ill at ease; disconcert; fluster
  2. To become flustered, self-conscious, etc.
  3. To cause difficulties to; hinder; impede
To involve in difficulty
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  1. To involve in difficulty
  2. To involve in difficulties or embarrassments; to embarrass, puzzle, or distract by adverse or perplexing circumstances, interests, demands, etc.; to hamper; to bewilder.
  3. To cause to be tangled or confused; complicate
To draw or hold within itself; include
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  1. To draw or hold within itself; include
  2. To engage (oneself) in a love affair:
  3. To relate to or affect:
To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
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  1. To make confusedly intricate; complicate:
  2. To confuse or trouble with uncertainty or doubt.
(Now Rare) To make complicated or tangled
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  1. (Now Rare) To make complicated or tangled
  2. To separate the fibers or threads of (cloth, for example); unravel.
  3. (Archaic) To become complicated or tangled
To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
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  1. To speak harshly and sharply, as in anger, impatience, etc.
  2. To utter or give vent to with a snarl
  3. To become tangled or confused.
To entangle or catch in or as if in a mesh.
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  1. To entangle or catch in or as if in a mesh.
  2. To mesh; to tangle or interweave in such a manner as not to be easily separated, particularly in a mesh or net like manner.
  3. To catch in or as in the meshes of a net; entangle
  1. To entangle; to enmesh.
  2. To take or catch in or as if in a snare; trap.
  3. To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap.
To entangle in or as if in a snarl:
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  1. To entangle in or as if in a snarl:
  2. To entangle; to trap.
  3. To draw into a snarl or tangle
To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
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  1. To lure into danger, difficulty, or a compromising situation.
  2. (--- Law) To induce (someone) into performing an otherwise uncontemplated criminal act for the sole purpose of providing the basis for a prosecution.
  3. To catch in or as if in a trap.
To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
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  1. To catch or hold, especially with a loop.
  2. To get hold or control of (something difficult to catch):
  3. To catch in a trap or snare
To confine, restrain, or shackle
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  1. To confine, restrain, or shackle
  2. To enmesh in a fishing net.
  3. To hinder the activity or free movement of.
To catch in or as in a trap; entrap
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  1. To catch in or as in a trap; entrap
  2. To deceive or trick by means of a scheme or plan.
  3. To prevent from escaping or getting free:
A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes in certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
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  1. A membrane or fold of skin connecting the toes in certain animals, especially ones that swim, such as water birds and otters. The web improves the ability of the foot to push against water.
  2. The World Wide Web.
  3. To catch or snare in or as in a web
To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
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  1. To try to prove by giving reasons; maintain; contend
  2. To put forth reasons for or against something:
  3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute.
To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
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  1. To move or flow with a rippling or gurgling sound.
  2. To engage in a bad-tempered quarrel, often in a petty manner over something trivial; squabble.
  3. To have a petty quarrel; squabble
To hold to be a fact; assert
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  1. To hold to be a fact; assert
  2. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
  3. To strive in combat; fight
To quarrel angrily.
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  1. To quarrel angrily.
  2. To engage in discussion or argument; debate.
  3. To argue; debate
To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
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  1. To take part in a physical struggle or battle; struggle
  2. To struggle or work hard in trying to beat or overcome someone or something; contend
  3. To argue or quarrel; dispute
To find fault or disagree:
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  1. To find fault or disagree:
  2. To have a heated dispute or disagreement, often, specif., with a resultant breach in friendship
  3. To engage in a quarrel; dispute angrily.
To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
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  1. To argue or find fault over trivial matters or minor concerns; cavil.
  2. To evade the truth of a point under discussion by caviling; resort to a quibble
To engage in a brief quarrel.
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  1. To engage in a brief quarrel.
  2. To strike with a quick, slapping sound
  3. (Informal) To engage in a spat, or quarrel
To quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle
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  1. To quarrel noisily over a small matter; wrangle
  2. To engage in a bad-tempered argument, often over a trivial matter; bicker.
(Obsolete) To deck out; to dress.
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  1. (Obsolete) To deck out; to dress.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
  3. To quarrel.
To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set:
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  1. To manage or control (something, especially an animal), as on a movie set:
  2. To attempt to deal with or understand something; contend or struggle:
  3. To argue; dispute
To argue or fight:
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  1. To argue or fight:
  2. To annoy, harass, etc.
  3. To have a hassle
A children's pastime in which a string looped over the fingers is transferred back and forth on the hands of the players so as to form different designs
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  1. A children's pastime in which a string looped over the fingers is transferred back and forth on the hands of the players so as to form different designs
  2. A game in which a string is looped on the fingers to form an intricate pattern between a player's hands that can be successively varied or transferred to another player's hands.
  3. An intricate pattern:
A form of electronic dance music originating in England in the early 1990s, that blends elements of hip hop, reggae, techno, and house music, emphasizing fast tempos, heavy, elongated bass beats, and highly syncopated, complicated breakbeats and rhythms
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  1. A form of electronic dance music originating in England in the early 1990s, that blends elements of hip hop, reggae, techno, and house music, emphasizing fast tempos, heavy, elongated bass beats, and highly syncopated, complicated breakbeats and rhythms
  2. A large, undeveloped, humid forest, especially in a tropical region, that is home to many wild plants and animals.
  3. (Uncountable) A style of electronic music related to drum and bass.
A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.
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  1. A decorative bow of ribbon, fabric, or braid.
  2. A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
  3. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
The system of interconnecting canals and spaces that make up the inner ear of many vertebrates. The labyrinth has both a bony component, made up of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule, and a membranous one.
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  1. The system of interconnecting canals and spaces that make up the inner ear of many vertebrates. The labyrinth has both a bony component, made up of the cochlea, the semicircular canals, and the vestibule, and a membranous one.
  2. A structure consisting of an intricate network of winding passages bordered as by walls or hedges; specif., such a structure designed for prayer and meditation: technically, a labyrinth (unlike a maze) contains no dead ends and consists of a single path leading to a center
  3. An intricate structure of interconnecting passages through which it is difficult to find one's way; a maze.
Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle.
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  1. Something made up of many confused or conflicting elements; a tangle.
  2. An intricate, usually confusing network of interconnecting pathways, as in a garden; a labyrinth.
  3. A labyrinth; a puzzle consisting of a complicated network of paths or passages, the aim of which is to find one's way.
An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network:
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  1. An openwork fabric or structure; a net or network:
  2. A net or network
  3. A structure of interlocking metal links
A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.
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  1. A tract of soft, wet ground; a marsh; a fen.
  2. Anything that entraps or makes progress difficult.
  3. Something that hinders, engulfs, or overwhelms:
A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel. A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread round a fifty-four inch reel.
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  1. A quantity of yarn, thread, or the like, put up together, after it is taken from the reel. A skein of cotton yarn is formed by eighty turns of the thread round a fifty-four inch reel.
  2. A sequence of events, esp. a series of games won or lost by a team
  3. (Figuratively) A web, a weave, a tangle.
A knotted or tangled mass or tuft; tangle
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  1. A knotted or tangled mass or tuft; tangle
  2. A harsh utterance expressing anger, impatience, etc.
  3. A confused, complicated, or tangled situation:
The World Wide Web.
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  1. The World Wide Web.
  2. Something intricately contrived, especially something that ensnares or entangles:
  3. A complex, interconnected structure or arrangement:
A vehement quarrel.
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  1. A vehement quarrel.
  2. An angry or heated argument
A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
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  1. A summary or short statement of the plot or subject of a literary work.
  2. (--- Archaic) A reason or matter for dispute or contention:
  3. (Linguistics) A word, phrase, or clause in a semantic relation with a word or phrase and that helps complete the meaning of that word or phrase, such as a noun phrase that is the object of a verb. The clause that we go is an argument of the verb suggest in the sentence I suggest that we go.
(Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
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  1. (Archaic) A skirmish or quarrel
  2. An angry quarrel; a squabble.
  3. A small wooden vessel made of staves and hoops, like a tub.
A sharp disagreement; conflict
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  1. A sharp disagreement; conflict
  2. A violent conflict or confrontation.
  3. A loud, harsh noise, such as that made by two metal objects in collision.
A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
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  1. A striving to win in competition; rivalry:
  2. A statement or point that one argues for as true or valid
  3. The act of contending; strife, struggle, controversy, dispute, quarrel, etc.
A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
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  1. A difference in views, especially in public, between individuals taking opposite sides on a particular issue.
  2. The act or practice of engaging in such disputes:
  3. In constitutional law, an actual, definite, and concrete dispute over legal rights between parties with adverse interests wherein one party is seeking an adjudication of the dispute and specific relief of a conclusive nature. Also called case or controversy requirement. See also adversary proceeding.
A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
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  1. A discussion involving opposing points; an argument.
  2. Deliberation; consideration:
  3. Discussion or consideration of opposing reasons; argument about or deliberation on a question
A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
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  1. A troublesome or embarrassing state of affairs, especially of financial affairs:
  2. The condition or quality of being difficult:
  3. Something not easily done, accomplished, comprehended, or solved:
Refusal to agree or comply
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  1. Refusal to agree or comply
  2. Failure to agree; difference; incongruity; discrepancy
  3. A quarrel or dispute
(Obs.) A fight
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  1. (Obs.) A fight
  2. A verbal controversy; a debate.
  3. A disputing; argument; debate
Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
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  1. Power or readiness to fight; pugnacious spirit
  2. A confrontation between opposing groups in which each attempts to harm or gain power over the other, as with bodily force or weapons.
  3. A quarrel or conflict:
A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
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  1. A controversial argument, especially one refuting or attacking a specific opinion or doctrine.
  2. An argument or controversial discussion
  3. A person engaged in or inclined to controversy, argument, or refutation.
A reason for a dispute or argument:
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  1. A reason for a dispute or argument:
  2. An angry dispute; an altercation.
  3. A dispute or disagreement, esp. one marked by anger and deep resentment
A quarrel or argument.
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  1. A quarrel or argument.
  2. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, etc.
  3. An encounter; a scrape or brush; especially one involving trouble or difficulty.
A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
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  1. A gaiterlike covering for the instep and ankle, usually of heavy cloth
  2. (Informal) A brief, petty quarrel or dispute
  3. A larva of an oyster or similar bivalve that has settled by attaching to a surface.
A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
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  1. A noisy, petty quarrel or dispute; wrangle
  2. A noisy quarrel, often about a trivial matter.
A petty quarrel.
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  1. A petty quarrel.
  2. A slight quarrel; spat
  3. A little drink of weak liquor or punch
A speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
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  1. A speech sound, or series of such sounds, serving to communicate meaning and consisting of at least one base morpheme with or without prefixes or suffixes; unit of language between the morpheme and the sentence
  2. A command or direction; an order:
  3. An assurance or promise; sworn intention:
The act of wrangling.
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  1. The act of wrangling.
  2. An angry, noisy argument or dispute.
A troublesome situation
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  1. A troublesome situation
  2. Trouble; bother.
  3. An argument or a fight.
Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
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  1. Any of a genus (Rheum) of perennial, large-leaved plants of the buckwheat family; esp., the domestic pieplant (R. rhaponticum), having large, cordate leaf blades borne on long, thick stalks: the stalks are cooked into a sauce or baked in pies, but the blades are poisonous
  2. A preparation made from the dried rhizomes and roots of any of several plants of the genus Rheum, especially R. palmatum or R. officinale of East Asia, used as a laxative.
  3. (Informal) A quarrel, fight, or heated discussion.
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