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Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series:
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  1. Regular and uniform variation in a sequence or series:
  2. A single complete cycle of such motion.
  3. The act or process of turning around a center or an axis:
A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
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  1. A period of time within which a round of regularly recurring events or phenomena is completed
  2. The aggregate of traditional poems or stories organized around a central theme or hero:
  3. (Elec.) One complete period of the reversal of an alternating current from positive to negative and back again
(Logic) A vicious circle.
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  1. (Logic) A vicious circle.
  2. A plane figure bounded by a single curved line, every point of which is equally distant from the point at the center of the figure
  3. A circular or nearly circular course, circuit, or orbit:
One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
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  1. One drink for each person in a gathering or group:
  2. Round dance
  3. A complete course, succession, or series:
​The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
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  1. ​The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
  2. The act of moving around in a complete circuit; specif., the movement of blood out of and back to the heart through the arteries and veins
  3. ​The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.
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  1. A whirling or turning on the toes in dancing, primarily in ballet.
  2. A whirling around on one foot or the point of the toe, esp. in ballet
  3. A full turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot in ballet.
A circular or spiral form; ring or vortex
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  1. A circular or spiral form; ring or vortex
  2. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
  3. A circular or spiral motion or form, especially a circular ocean current.
Circular or spiral motion.
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  1. Circular or spiral motion.
  2. One of the whorls of a spiral univalve shell.
  3. The act of turning or whirling, as around a fixed center; a circular or spiral motion; motion about an axis; rotation; revolution.
The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
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  1. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
  2. (Physics) The intrinsic angular momentum of an elementary particle or photon, produced by rotation about its own axis
  3. Any descent in which an airplane comes down nose first along a spiral path of large pitch and small radius
A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
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  1. A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
  2. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
  3. (Aeron.) A maneuver in which an airplane in flight performs one complete rotation around its longitudinal axis
The art or process of shaping things on or as on a lathe
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  1. The art or process of shaping things on or as on a lathe
  2. Shavings produced in shaping metal on a lathe.
  3. A deviation from a straight course; a turn.
(Football) A kick or pass in which the ball rotates on its longer axis as it moves through the air
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  1. (Football) A kick or pass in which the ball rotates on its longer axis as it moves through the air
  2. A spiral curve occurring in a single plane
  3. A curve on a plane that winds around a fixed center point at a continuously increasing or decreasing distance from the point.
The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
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  1. The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
  2. (Math.) A one-dimensional continuum of points in a space of two or more dimensions, such as a parabola in a plane or a helix in three-dimensional space: a straight line or line segment is a type of curve
  3. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
One complete turn of something wound:
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  1. One complete turn of something wound:
  2. A curve or bend, as of a road.
  3. A single turn of this
The number of turns given to a specified length of fiber, thread, cord, etc. along its axis
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  1. The number of turns given to a specified length of fiber, thread, cord, etc. along its axis
  2. A change in direction; a turn:
  3. A rock-and-roll dance popular in the 1960s, characterized by a twisting of the torso from side to side while standing in one place
A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions.
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  1. A current of air, especially a natural one that moves along or parallel to the ground, moving from an area of high pressure to an area of low pressure. Surface wind is measured by anemometers or its effect on objects, such as trees. The large-scale pattern of winds on Earth is governed primarily by differences in the net solar radiation received at the Earth's surface, but it is also influenced by the Earth's rotation, by the distribution of continents and oceans, by ocean currents, and by topography. On a local scale, the differences in rate of heating and cooling of land versus bodies of water greatly affect wind formation. Prevailing global winds are classified into three major belts in the Northern Hemisphere and three corresponding belts in the Southern Hemisphere. The trade winds blow generally east to west toward a low-pressure zone at the equator throughout the region from 30° north to 30° south of the equator. The westerlies blow from west to east in the temperate mid-latitude regions (from 30° to 60° north and south of the equator), and the polar easterlies blow from east to west out of high-pressure areas in the polar regions.
  2. The direction from which a wind blows
  3. The direction from which a movement of air comes:
A sharp bend in a stream
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  1. A sharp bend in a stream
  2. The course of a ball that curves in a direction away from the dominant hand of the player propelling it, as to the left of a right-handed player.
  3. A curved piece of metal, wood, etc. fastened to a wall or chain at one end, used to hang things on, raise things up, etc.
(--- Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
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  1. (--- Music) A change of the hand position in playing the violin or a similar instrument.
  2. (Physics) A change in wavelength, causing a movement of a spectral band or line.
  3. A change in direction:
A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
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  1. A member of a Germanic tribe first mentioned by Tacitus, one of several which invaded Britain and merged to become the Anglo-Saxons.
  2. A sharp or projecting corner, as of a building.
  3. A sharp or projecting corner
(--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
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  1. (--- Baseball) Either side of home plate, toward or away from the batter.
  2. A corner kick in soccer.
  3. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation:
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  1. One of the branches of such a bifurcation or separation:
  2. The point at which such a bifurcation or separation occurs:
  3. The point where a river, road, etc. is divided into two or more branches, or where branches join to form a river, road, etc.
A divergent section of a river, especially near the mouth.
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  1. A divergent section of a river, especially near the mouth.
  2. Any woody extension growing from the trunk or main stem, or from a main limb, of a tree or shrub
  3. An area of specialized skill or knowledge, especially academic or vocational, that is related to but separate from other areas:
The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
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  1. The turning point in a plot or dramatic action.
  2. A series of statements or ideas in an ascending order of rhetorical force or intensity.
  3. (Ecol.) A final, self-perpetuating community of plants and animals that develops in a particular climate, soil, etc.: it will persist as long as the same conditions prevail
An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
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  1. An emotionally stressful event or traumatic change in a person's life.
  2. A sudden change in the course of a disease or fever, toward either improvement or deterioration.
  3. A crucial or decisive point or situation, especially a difficult or unstable situation involving an impending change.
A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
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  1. A place where two things are joined; a junction or joint.
  2. A particular or critical moment in the development of events; crisis
  3. A point in time, especially one requiring a decision to be made:
A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
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  1. A condition of urgent need for action or assistance:
  2. A sudden, generally unexpected occurrence or set of circumstances demanding immediate action
  3. A serious situation or occurrence that happens unexpectedly and demands immediate action.
The act of passing across, thwarting, interbreeding, etc.
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  1. The act of passing across, thwarting, interbreeding, etc.
  2. The act or action of crossing.
  3. A place at which a river, railroad, or highway, for example, may be crossed:
Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
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  1. Money returned as the difference between the price of something bought and the bill or coin of larger denomination given in payment
  2. The replacing of one thing for another; substitution:
  3. In jazz, a change of harmony; a modulation.
A change in direction:
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  1. A change in direction:
  2. (Now Chiefly Dial.) A change of clothing
  3. A change in attitude, judgment, or emphasis.
Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
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  1. Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
  2. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
  3. A change in direction; a turn:
Sudden fear or terror; alarm
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  1. Sudden fear or terror; alarm
  2. (Informal) Something extremely unsightly, alarming, or strange:
  3. An ugly, ridiculous, startling, or unusual person or thing
A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
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  1. A sudden, strong feeling of surprise or disappointment; a shock.
  2. A sudden jarring or jerking motion, as from a blow.
  3. A sudden jerk or shake, as from a blow
An unexpected shock or calamity.
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  1. An unexpected shock or calamity.
  2. The state of blossoming:
  3. A mass of blossoms:
A feat of courage, skill, etc.
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  1. A feat of courage, skill, etc.
  2. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
  3. Action or performance in general:
Something carried out or completed successfully; an achievement:
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  1. Something carried out or completed successfully; an achievement:
  2. Something accomplished or done successfully; work completed; achievement
  3. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
A religious rite or formal ceremony:
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  1. A religious rite or formal ceremony:
  2. A department or branch of a hospital staff that provides specified patient care:
  3. An answering service.
Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
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  1. Something characterized by such a line or surface, especially a rounded line or contour of the human body.
  2. (Baseball) A ball thrown by a right-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's left, or one thrown by a left-handed pitcher that curves to the pitcher's right
  3. (Baseball) A curve ball.
A deviation from a direct course of action.
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  1. A deviation from a direct course of action.
  2. A diversion or deviation from one's original route.
  3. A roundabout way or course, especially a road used temporarily instead of a main route.
Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
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  1. Deflection of a compass needle caused by local magnetic influence, especially on a ship.
  2. Sharp divergence from normal behavior
  3. (Statistics) The difference, especially the absolute difference, between one number in a set of data and the mean of that set of data.
A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
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  1. A threatening or embarrassing position from which escape is difficult:
  2. The area enclosed or bounded by an angle formed in this manner:
  3. A corner kick in soccer.
(Electricity) A (usually unwanted) current that flows between two points that are meant to be at the same potential, but are not.
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  1. (Electricity) A (usually unwanted) current that flows between two points that are meant to be at the same potential, but are not.
  2. A sharp horizontal turn made by an aircraft on the ground when taxiing, landing, or taking off.
A turn made in skiing by stemming with one of the skis and bringing the other parallel
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  1. A turn made in skiing by stemming with one of the skis and bringing the other parallel
  2. A turn in skiing made by stemming the uphill ski, transferring weight to its inside edge, and bringing the other ski into a parallel position after the turn is completed.
A variant of the female name Christie, a diminutive of Christina and related names.
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  1. A variant of the female name Christie, a diminutive of Christina and related names.
  2. Alternative form of christie.
(Skiing) A turn led with the heel flat on the downhill ski while the uphill ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel.
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  1. (Skiing) A turn led with the heel flat on the downhill ski while the uphill ski is pulled beneath the skier's body with a flexed knee and raised heel.
(Uncountable, skiing) Telemark skiing.
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  1. (Uncountable, skiing) Telemark skiing.
  2. A skiing turn in which the knees are bent, the inside heel is lifted, and the weight is on the outside ski, which is advanced ahead of the other and angled inward until the turn is complete.
  3. (Skiing) A slow turning movement in which the outer ski is advanced and turned in at a widening angle until the turn is accomplished
A sharp turn in skateboarding in which the back foot applies sudden pressure to the back of the board, lifting the front end into the air to turn.
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  1. A sharp turn in skateboarding in which the back foot applies sudden pressure to the back of the board, lifting the front end into the air to turn.
  2. A stationary turn in skiing in which one ski is lifted so that its back end touches the ground and is then pivoted to point in the opposite direction, with the body and other ski turning together to complete the maneuver.
(Aeron.) A maneuver in which an airplane in flight performs one complete rotation around its longitudinal axis
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  1. (Aeron.) A maneuver in which an airplane in flight performs one complete rotation around its longitudinal axis
  2. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
  3. A gentle swell or undulation of a surface:
(Aviation) the roll-off-the-top aerobatic maneuver, a reverse split-S
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  1. (Aviation) the roll-off-the-top aerobatic maneuver, a reverse split-S
  2. (Military, aviation, archaic) a fighter pilot maneuver resembling the aerobatic wingover or hammer-head turn, originally developed by Max Immelmann
  3. A maneuver in which an airplane is half looped to an upside-down position and then half rolled back to normal, upright flight: used to gain altitude while reversing direction
A maneuver in which an airplane first completes half a loop and then half a roll in order to gain altitude and change flight direction simultaneously.
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  1. A maneuver in which an airplane first completes half a loop and then half a roll in order to gain altitude and change flight direction simultaneously.
To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
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  1. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
  2. To move in a circle or orbit around a point
  3. To turn on an axis; rotate.
To cause to turn on an axis or center.
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  1. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
  2. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  3. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
To move by turning on an axis or over and over
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  1. To move by turning on an axis or over and over
  2. To cause to begin moving or operating:
  3. To move or advance with a rising and falling motion; undulate:
To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
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  1. To provide an interpretation of (a statement or event, for example), especially in a way meant to sway public opinion:
  2. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
  3. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
To furnish with a wheel or wheels
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  1. To furnish with a wheel or wheels
  2. To turn on or as on an axis; pivot, rotate, revolve, etc.
  3. To roll, move, or transport on wheels or a wheel.
To cause to move with a spinning motion:
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  1. To cause to move with a spinning motion:
  2. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
  3. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
To whirl
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  1. To whirl
  2. A spiral oceanic surface current driven primarily by the global wind system and constrained by the continents surrounding the three ocean basins (Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian). Each ocean basin has a large gyre in the subtropical region, centered around 30° north and south latitude. Smaller gyres occur at 50° north latitude in the North Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. The direction of a gyre's rotation is determined by the prevailing winds in the region, with the large subtropical gyres rotating clockwise in the Northern Hemisphere and counterclockwise in the Southern Hemisphere.
To move about freely, as air
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  1. To move about freely, as air
  2. To cause to move around freely or go from one person or place to another; place in circulation
  3. To move in a circle, circuit, or course and return to the same point, as blood through the body
To move in a curved path, as a ball given a spinning motion
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  1. To move in a curved path, as a ball given a spinning motion
  2. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
  3. To turn or open by turning:
To twist or coil
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  1. To twist or coil
  2. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly:
  3. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern:
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  1. To oscillate or vary, especially in a repetitious pattern:
  2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
  3. To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl
(Electricity) To connect (an electric circuit) to a ground.
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  1. (Electricity) To connect (an electric circuit) to a ground.
  2. To touch or reach the ground.
  3. (Elec.) To connect (an electrical conductor) to a ground
To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
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  1. To progress as a measuring worm does by alternately straightening the body and drawing it up into a loop
  2. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
  3. To move in a loop or an arc.
(Intransitive, used with "on") To abandon, desert, betray or fail someone or something.
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  1. (Intransitive, used with "on") To abandon, desert, betray or fail someone or something.
  2. (Intransitive, of two or more persons) To have known each other for a certain length of time.
To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
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  1. To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
  2. To change tack:
  3. (Nautical) To bring (a vessel) into the wind in order to change course or direction.
To fall back; return:
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  1. To fall back; return:
To cause to be different:
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  1. To cause to be different:
  2. To lay aside, abandon, or leave for another; switch:
  3. To put a fresh covering on:
To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
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  1. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  2. To disturb the functioning, order, or course of:
  3. To become overturned or upset
To trace again the story of, from the beginning
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  1. To trace again the story of, from the beginning
  2. To go back over again, esp. in the reverse direction
(Intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
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  1. (Intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
  2. (Business, management) To reverse a trend, usually towards a more favorable outcome; to return (a business, department) to effectiveness, profitability, etc.
  3. (Idiomatic, of an idea) To consider from a different viewpoint.
(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 change phonetically, as by Grimm's law
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  1. To change phonetically, as by Grimm's law
  2. To change position, direction, form, character, etc.
  3. To undergo phonetic change
To change or make different; modify:
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  1. To change or make different; modify:
  2. To resew parts of (a garment) for a better fit
  3. To become different; change; vary
To make different from one another
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  1. To make different from one another
  2. To undergo change in any way; become different
  3. To change in form, appearance, nature, substance, etc.; alter; modify
To change (property) from real to personal, or the reverse
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  1. To change (property) from real to personal, or the reverse
  2. (Law) To appropriate (another's property) without right to one's own use.
  3. (Logic) To change (a proposition) by conversion
(Physics) To change (one form of energy) into another
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  1. (Physics) To change (one form of energy) into another
  2. To become transformed
  3. (Linguis.) To change by means of a syntactic transformational rule
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 overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority).
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  1. To overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority).
  2. To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect:
  3. To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
(Law) To submit (an official report, for example) to a judge or other person in authority.
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  1. (Law) To submit (an official report, for example) to a judge or other person in authority.
  2. (Archit.) To turn away from, or cause to continue on at an angle to, the previous line of direction
  3. To give, send, or do (something equivalent to what has been given, sent, or done); give, send, or do in requital or reciprocation
To cause to alternate:
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  1. To cause to alternate:
  2. To do or use by turns
  3. To pass back and forth from one state, action, or place to another:
To make (something) deviate from its original path.
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  1. To make (something) deviate from its original path.
  2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside; bend or deviate.
  3. To turn or make go to one side
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  1. To turn
  2. (Intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve
  3. (Nautical) To change the course of a ship by turning the stern to the wind while advancing to windward; wear ship.
To avert or deflect something
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  1. To avert or deflect something
  2. (Intransitive) to bend or turn from a fixed course
  3. (Intransitive) to rotate the body or head so as not to face someone or something
To sideline; to push aside; to divert or distract from, reducing (something) to a secondary or subordinate position.
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  1. To sideline; to push aside; to divert or distract from, reducing (something) to a secondary or subordinate position.
  2. To divert (a locomotive) on to a lesser used track in order to allow other trains to pass.
  3. To divert or distract (someone) from a main issue or course of action with an alternate or less relevant topic or activity; or, to use deliberate trickery or sly wordplay when talking to (a person) in order to avoid discussion of a subject.
To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
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  1. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  2. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
  3. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
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  1. To recall; to cancel or call a halt to.
To turn aside from a course or way:
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  1. To turn aside from a course or way:
  2. To cause to turn aside or differ.
  3. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
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  1. To use tricks, deceits, or evasions; be shifty
  2. To avoid (a blow, etc.) by moving or shifting quickly aside
  3. To avoid meeting
To make (one's or its way) by turning one way and then another
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  1. To make (one's or its way) by turning one way and then another
  2. To undergo twisting and thus take on a spiral or coiled form
  3. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
To stay clear of; go around or away from:
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  1. To stay clear of; go around or away from:
  2. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify. To annul, cancel, make void, or nullify for some legal reason a transaction to which one is a party or owes an obligation. For example, a child who is under the age of capacity may disavow a contract and avoid her obligations under it because she lacks the legal capacity to enter into a contract. See also annul, voidable, and ratify.
  3. To refrain from using, engaging in, or partaking of:
To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
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  1. To change gears, as when driving an automobile.
  2. To use tricky, evasive, or expedient methods
  3. To provide for one's own needs; get along:
To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
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  1. To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
  2. To shift; transfer; change; turn aside; divert
  3. To whip with a switch, especially in punishing a child.
To turn away:
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  1. To turn away:
  2. To turn away
  3. To keep from happening; ward off; prevent
In a zigzag course
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  1. In a zigzag course
  2. In a zigzag manner or pattern.
  3. To cause to move in or form a zigzag.
To move or turn to one side; turn aside or out of the way
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  1. To move or turn to one side; turn aside or out of the way
  2. (Electricity) To become diverted by means of a shunt. Used of a circuit.
  3. (Electricity) To provide or divert (current) by means of a shunt.
To change the object or focus of (attention).
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  1. To change the object or focus of (attention).
  2. To instruct to go, inquire ... elsewhere
  3. To give directions for an alternate destination to (someone).
To become accustomed to something by maturing.
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  1. To become accustomed to something by maturing.
  2. To grow in size, so as to be able to fit something (especially an item of clothing).
To become congealed or lumpy:
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  1. To become congealed or lumpy:
  2. (Intransitive) To form curds so that it no longer flows smoothly; to cause to form such curds. (usually said of milk)
  3. (Intransitive) To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood)
To make or become sour or acid
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  1. To make or become sour or acid
  2. To change into an acid
To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
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  1. To turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
  2. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  3. To bend; to incline.
To form into or arrange in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
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  1. To form into or arrange in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
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  1. To move or wave (a weapon, tool, bat, etc.) with a sweeping motion; flourish; brandish
  2. To suspend on hinges:
  3. To ride on a swing.
To crook or curve the body from a standing position; stoop (over or down)
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  1. To crook or curve the body from a standing position; stoop (over or down)
  2. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
  3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
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  1. To change sides; shift, as from one opinion or attitude to another
  2. To change direction; shift; turn or swing around
  3. To turn or swing; change the course of
To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
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  1. To fasten or mark (cloth or a seam, for example) with a loose basting stitch.
  2. To change its course by being tacked, or sail against the wind by a series of tacks
  3. (Nautical) To change the direction of a sailing vessel, especially by turning the bow into and past the direction of the wind:
(Nautical) To turn the head of a ship toward the wind.
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  1. (Nautical) To turn the head of a ship toward the wind.
To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
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  1. To dispose (someone) to have a certain preference or opinion or to take a course of action:
  2. To bend or bow (the body or head)
  3. To deviate from a horizontal or vertical position, course, etc.; lean; slope; slant
To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray.
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  1. To depart, as from a norm, purpose, or subject; differ or stray.
  2. To turn aside (from a course, direction, standard, doctrine, etc.); diverge; digress
  3. To turn aside from a course or way:
To direct or send on a detour.
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  1. To direct or send on a detour.
  2. To go around or avoid by using a detour; bypass
  3. To cause to go by way of a detour
To fasten, join, or encircle with loops or a loop.
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  1. To fasten, join, or encircle with loops or a loop.
  2. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
  3. To move in a loop or an arc.
The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
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  1. The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
  2. A line or surface that bends in a smooth, continuous way without sharp angles.
  3. (Baseball) To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
(Aviation) To suffer such a manoeuvre.
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  1. (Aviation) To suffer such a manoeuvre.
To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine
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  1. To grow or spread in all directions, as a vine
  2. To roam about; esp., to walk or stroll about idly, without any special goal
  3. To follow an irregularly winding course of motion or growth:
(Skiing, intransitive) To take part in telemark skiing.
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  1. (Skiing, intransitive) To take part in telemark skiing.
  2. To execute a telemark or to ski using this turn.
  3. (Skiing, intransitive) To perform a telemark turn.
To choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value:
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  1. To choose or be in the habit of choosing as more desirable or as having more value:
  2. To put before something or someone else in one's liking, opinion, etc.; like better
  3. To present (a charge) against a defendant before a court:
To believe to be most likely to succeed:
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  1. To believe to be most likely to succeed:
  2. To regard with favor; approve or like
  3. To be indulgent or too indulgent toward; be partial to; prefer unfairly
(--- Physics) To cause distortion of (a body's parts or shape) by applying an external force; deform.
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  1. (--- Physics) To cause distortion of (a body's parts or shape) by applying an external force; deform.
  2. To injure or impair by overuse or overexertion; wrench:
  3. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
To experience or undergo bruising:
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  1. To experience or undergo bruising:
  2. To damage (plant tissue), as by abrasion or pressure:
  3. To injure (tissue), as by a blow, without breaking the skin but causing discoloration
To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
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  1. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
  2. To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
  3. To throw into confusion or disorder; disrupt:
To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
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  1. To make or become sick, ill, disgusted, distressed, etc.
To rise up against the government
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  1. To rise up against the government
  2. To attempt to overthrow the authority of the state; rebel.
  3. To refuse to submit to authority, custom, etc.; rebel; mutiny
To form a curve by bending
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  1. To form a curve by bending
  2. The graph of a function on a coordinate plane. In this technical sense, straight lines, circles, and waves are all curves.
  3. (Baseball) To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
To pull, break, or snap by turning:
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  1. To pull, break, or snap by turning:
  2. To wrench or sprain:
  3. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
To blend (a light ingredient) into a heavier mixture with a series of gentle turns:
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  1. To blend (a light ingredient) into a heavier mixture with a series of gentle turns:
  2. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
  3. To bend (any thin material, such as paper) over so that it comes in contact with itself.
To undergo transmutation.
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  1. To undergo transmutation.
  2. To change from one form, nature, substance, or state into another; transform:
To make again or anew.
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  1. To make again or anew.
  2. (Video games) To make an enhanced remake of (a computer or video game).
To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
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  1. To transfer or shift; now, specif., to change the usual, normal, relative, or respective order or position of; interchange
  2. (Music) To write or perform (a composition) in a key other than the original or given key.
  3. To alter in form or nature; transform:
To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
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  1. To bring into nearness or contact with something; put on, upon, or to:
  2. To put to or adapt for a special use:
  3. To devote, use, or assign for a particular purpose.
To adjust oneself
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  1. To adjust oneself
  2. To cause to be able to survive and reproduce under certain conditions. Used in the passive:
  3. To make suitable to or fit for a specific use or situation:
To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
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  1. To put to use, especially to make profitable or effective use of:
To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
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  1. To turn or point (a person or thing) toward an object or goal; aim; head
  2. In a direct manner; directly
  3. To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.” To order or cause a person or entity to carry out a course of action; more generally, to govern an enterprise or activity. Of a judge, the giving of a verbal instruction to a witness or jury to behave in a certain way, as in, “the witness is directed to answer yes or no to the questions” or “the jury is directed to disregard the defendant’s outburst.”
To diminish or decline; wane:
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  1. To diminish or decline; wane:
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
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  1. To prepare physically, as with a regimen:
  2. To give or undergo a course of training:
  3. To subject to certain action, exercises, etc. in order to bring to a desired condition
To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
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  1. To repel with discourtesy, coldness, indifference, etc.; refuse, reject, or rebuff
  2. (Usage Problem) To cause repugnance or distaste in:
  3. To rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial.
To hinder the development of something
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  1. To hinder the development of something
  2. To throw something back (such as a fish that has been caught for sport)
  3. (Intransitive) to revert to an earlier stage of development
To form a circle around; encompass; surround
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  1. To form a circle around; encompass; surround
  2. A closed curve whose points are all on the same plane and at the same distance from a fixed point (the center).
  3. To move in a circle.
To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
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  1. To revolve around a fixed point or axis.
  2. To move in a spiral or spirallike course.
  3. To move in a circular or spiral path; rotate or revolve on an axis; whirl
To revolve around (a center of attraction):
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  1. To revolve around (a center of attraction):
  2. To move in an orbit around another body.
  3. To move in an orbit or circle
To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
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  1. To cause to travel in a circle or orbit
  2. To move in a circle or orbit around a point
  3. To turn on an axis; rotate.
To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
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  1. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  2. To plant or grow (crops) in a fixed order of succession.
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
To furnish with a wheel or wheels
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  1. To furnish with a wheel or wheels
  2. To turn on or as on an axis; pivot, rotate, revolve, etc.
  3. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel.
To move or progress with driving force:
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  1. To move or progress with driving force:
  2. To form furrows in with a plow:
  3. To move or clear (snow, for example) by means of a plow.
(Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To relinquish; give back.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see turn,"Ž over.
  3. (Sports) To give up control (of the ball and thus the ability to score).
To become blunt:
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  1. To become blunt:
  2. To develop a dull edge or point
  3. To dull the edge of (a knife, for example).
To make or become dull.
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  1. To make or become dull.
To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
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  1. To be in agony or great pain; feel anguish
  2. To suffer extreme pain:
  3. To suffer mental anguish or worry about something:
To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
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  1. To twist in discomfort, especially from shame or embarrassment.
  2. To show or feel distress, as from painful embarrassment, humiliation, etc.
  3. (Figuratively) To move in a slow, irregular motion.
To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
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  1. To toss a coin, as in letting chance decide something
  2. To get rid of; throw away; discard
  3. To move or go impatiently, angrily, or disdainfully, as with a toss of the head
To make twisting or turning movements; contort the body, as in agony; squirm
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  1. To make twisting or turning movements; contort the body, as in agony; squirm
  2. To cause to twist or turn; contort
  3. To move with a twisting or contorted motion:
To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.
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  1. To cause a sprain to a joint or ligament.
  2. To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
To cause distress:
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  1. To cause distress:
  2. To twist and sprain:
  3. To turn using a wrench:
To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
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  1. To cause to be psychotic or otherwise severely mentally unsound.
  2. To upset (normal condition or functioning, as of a bodily organ).
  3. To upset the arrangement, order, or operation of; unsettle; disorder
To throw into confusion or disarray.
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  1. To throw into confusion or disarray.
  2. To disturb the normal physical or mental health of; derange.
  3. To throw into disorder; disarrange
To become unsettled
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  1. To become unsettled
  2. To change from a settled condition; disrupt:
  3. To bring into disorder or disarray
To become overturned or upset
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  1. To become overturned or upset
  2. To cause (the stomach) to feel ill.
  3. To cause to overturn; knock or tip over: