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To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
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  1. To rub hard; to wash with rubbing; usually, to rub with a wet brush, or with something coarse or rough, for the purpose of cleaning or brightening; as, to scrub a floor, a doorplate.
  2. To clean or wash by rubbing or brushing hard
  3. To remove (dirt, etc.) by brushing or rubbing
Laundry washed and left damp without ironing
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  1. Laundry washed and left damp without ironing
  2. A washing at a carwash in which the car is not wiped dry
The act of a person or thing that washes; a cleaning, flushing, etc. in water or other liquid
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  1. The act of a person or thing that washes; a cleaning, flushing, etc. in water or other liquid
  2. The residue after an ore or other material has been washed.
  3. Matter obtained or removed by washing
Things made of linen, or of cotton, etc., as tablecloths, sheets, shirts, etc.
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  1. Things made of linen, or of cotton, etc., as tablecloths, sheets, shirts, etc.
  2. Cloth woven from this thread.
A switching; a beating with twigs.
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  1. A switching; a beating with twigs.
  2. The movement that produces such a sound.
  3. The sound of fabric or fur moving in the air.
A marking produced by or as if by scattered fluid:
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  1. A marking produced by or as if by scattered fluid:
  2. The act or sound of splashing:
  3. A small amount of a liquid
A slight swell or rise on the surface of something, as land
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  1. A slight swell or rise on the surface of something, as land
  2. A gentle swell or undulation of a surface:
  3. A resonant, rhythmical flow of words.
Something, such as a curl of hair, that coils, twists, or whirls.
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  1. Something, such as a curl of hair, that coils, twists, or whirls.
  2. Something having a twisting, curving form; twist; curl; whirl; whorl
  3. A whirling or eddying motion or mass:
An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
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  1. An act of running at a passer or kicker in order to block or prevent a play.
  2. Any of a genus (Juncus) of plants of the rush family, having small, greenish flowers: rushes usually grow in wet places and the round stems and pliant leaves of some species are used in making baskets, mats, ropes, etc.
  3. A rapid, often noisy flow or passage:
The action or an instance of a surge.
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  1. The action or an instance of a surge.
A circular current; a whirlpool.
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  1. A circular current; a whirlpool.
  2. A contrary movement or trend, limited in importance or effect
  3. A current of air, water, etc. moving against the main current and with a circular motion; little whirlpool or whirlwind
A surge or rush, as of sensation:
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  1. A surge or rush, as of sensation:
  2. A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
  3. A ridge or swell moving along the surface of a liquid or body of water as a result of disturbance, as by wind
A wavelike form, outline, or appearance.
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  1. A wavelike form, outline, or appearance.
  2. A regular rising and falling or movement to alternating sides; movement in waves.
  3. (Physics) Wave motion, as of light or sound, or a wave or vibration
A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
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  1. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
  2. A sudden, sharp increase of electric current or voltage in a circuit
  3. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
An upward displacement of soil, rocks, etc., usually caused by frost or moisture
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  1. An upward displacement of soil, rocks, etc., usually caused by frost or moisture
  2. A pulmonary disease of horses that is characterized by respiratory irregularities, such as coughing, and is noticeable especially after exercise or in cold weather.
  3. An upward movement of a surface, especially when caused by swelling and expansion of clay, removal of overburden, or freezing of subsurface water.
A continuous output or outpouring:
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  1. A continuous output or outpouring:
  2. A continuous movement or circulation:
  3. A residual mass that has stopped flowing:
(Medicine) An abnormal sound, usually emanating from the heart, that sometimes indicates a diseased condition.
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  1. (Medicine) An abnormal sound, usually emanating from the heart, that sometimes indicates a diseased condition.
  2. (Med.) Any abnormal sound heard by auscultation, esp. of the heart
  3. A low, indistinct, continuous sound:
A sudden copious outflow:
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  1. A sudden copious outflow:
  2. Excessively demonstrative language or behavior.
  3. Gushing talk or writing
A sudden forcible gush or jet.
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  1. A sudden forcible gush or jet.
  2. A sudden short burst, as of energy, activity, or growth.
  3. A sudden, brief burst of energy, speed, activity, etc.
A small, deep gully or channel of an ephemeral stream. Arroyos usually have relatively flat floors and are flanked by steep sides consisting of unconsolidated sediments. They are usually dry except after heavy rainfall.
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  1. A small, deep gully or channel of an ephemeral stream. Arroyos usually have relatively flat floors and are flanked by steep sides consisting of unconsolidated sediments. They are usually dry except after heavy rainfall.
  2. A rivulet or stream
  3. A brook; a creek.
A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.
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  1. A small ravine, especially one cut by a torrent.
  2. A steep-walled valley cut by a swift stream; deep, narrow ravine
A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
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  1. A narrow chasm with steep cliff walls, cut into the earth by running water; a gorge.
  2. A long, narrow valley between high cliffs, often with a stream flowing through it
  3. A valley, especially a long, narrow, steep valley, cut in rock by a river.
A narrow entrance into the outwork of a fortification.
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  1. A narrow entrance into the outwork of a fortification.
  2. A deep, narrow valley with steep rocky sides, often with a stream flowing through it. Gorges are smaller and narrower than canyons and are often a part of a canyon.
  3. A deep narrow passage with steep rocky sides; a ravine.
A long, deep hollow in the earth's surface, esp. one worn by the action of a stream; large gully or small gorge
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  1. A long, deep hollow in the earth's surface, esp. one worn by the action of a stream; large gully or small gorge
  2. A deep narrow valley or gorge in the earth's surface worn by running water.
An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system.
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  1. An extensive area of land drained or irrigated by a river system.
  2. The San Fernando Valley in southern California.
  3. A stretch of lowland lying between hills or mountains and usually having a river or stream flowing through it
A space between objects or points; an aperture:
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  1. A space between objects or points; an aperture:
  2. A mountain pass, cleft, or ravine
  3. An opening through mountains; a pass.
The act of washing lightly.
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  1. The act of washing lightly.
  2. A substance mixed with water and used to rinse or tint hair
A brush, wad of cloth, etc. on a long handle, for cleaning the barrel of a gun
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  1. A brush, wad of cloth, etc. on a long handle, for cleaning the barrel of a gun
  2. A mop used for cleaning floors or decks.
  3. (Medicine) a small piece of soft, absorbent material, such as gauze, used to clean wounds, apply medicine, or take samples of body fluids. Often attached to a stick or wire to aid access.
(Archaic) Cloth for making coats.
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  1. (Archaic) Cloth for making coats.
  2. A coat or layer over a surface
  3. A thin outer layer.
To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
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  1. To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
  2. In a clean manner
  3. So as to be unsoiled:
To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
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  1. To make clean, pure, etc.; clean; purge
  2. To treat with a regimen intended to remove impurities and promote health:
  3. To free from dirt, defilement, or guilt; purge or clean.
To dip or pour with or as with a ladle
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  1. To dip or pour with or as with a ladle
  2. To refresh or soothe as if by washing:
  3. To wash or bathe
(US) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.
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  1. (US) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.
  2. (Cricket) To polish a cricket ball using saliva and one's clothing.
  3. To create light with (a flashlight, lamp, torch, or similar).
To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
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  1. To engage wholly or deeply; absorb:
  2. To baptize by submerging in water.
  3. To plunge, drop, or dip into or as if into a liquid, esp. so as to cover completely
(Informal) To put out (a light or fire) quickly
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  1. (Informal) To put out (a light or fire) quickly
  2. To wet thoroughly; drench.
  3. To put out (a light or fire); extinguish:
To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion:
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  1. To remove (a stain, for example) by continued immersion:
  2. To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices:
  3. To stay immersed in water or other liquid for wetting, softening, etc.
To throw or cause small things or pieces to fall over:
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  1. To throw or cause small things or pieces to fall over:
  2. To fall or pour down in a shower.
  3. To wash oneself in a shower.
(Idiomatic) To lose a large amount of money in an investment.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To lose a large amount of money in an investment.
  2. To bathe.
(--- Informal) To softsoap; cajole.
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  1. (--- Informal) To softsoap; cajole.
  2. A substance used for washing or cleaning, consisting of a mixture of sodium or potassium salts of naturally occurring fatty acids. Like detergents, soaps work by surrounding particles of grease or dirt with their molecules, thereby allowing them to be carried away. Unlike detergents, soaps react with the minerals common in most water, forming an insoluble film that remains on fabrics. For this reason soap is not as efficient a cleaner as most detergents. The film is also what causes rings to form in bathtubs.
  3. To lather, scrub, etc. with soap
To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
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  1. To remove dirt or grease from (cloth or fibers) by means of a detergent.
  2. To wash or clear as by a swift current of water; flush
  3. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously:
To use a rinse on (the hair)
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  1. To use a rinse on (the hair)
  2. To remove (soap, dirt, etc.) in this way
  3. To remove (soap, for example) by washing lightly in water.
To rub or pass over with a cloth, mop, etc., as for cleaning or drying
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  1. To rub or pass over with a cloth, mop, etc., as for cleaning or drying
  2. To subject to light rubbing or friction, as with a cloth or paper, in order to clean or dry.
  3. To clean or dry in this manner
To use a sponge on so as to dampen, wipe clean, etc.
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  1. To use a sponge on so as to dampen, wipe clean, etc.
  2. To wash, moisten, or absorb with a sponge.
  3. To remove or absorb with a sponge or cloth:
To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
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  1. To plunge briefly into a liquid, as in order to wet, coat, or saturate.
  2. To scoop up by plunging the hand or a receptacle below the surface, as of a liquid; ladle:
  3. To clean (sheep, hog, dogs, etc.) by bathing in disinfectant
To freshen, make fresh, revivify, make new.
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  1. To freshen, make fresh, revivify, make new.
  2. (Intransitive) to wash or groom oneself in order to be more attractive
(Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
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  1. (Intransitive, idiomatic, colloquial) To become clean, handsome, smart in appearance, e.g. for a special occasion, especially when it is out of character to be seen as such.
  2. (Intransitive, idiomatic) To make a large profit; to win by a large margin, or to win a large amount, especially in gambling. Also clean house.
  3. To make an area or a thing clean; to pick up a mess; to tidy.
To paint, or make clean or bright with a brush.
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  1. To paint, or make clean or bright with a brush.
  2. (Idiomatic) To review; to improve an existing but rusty or underdeveloped skill.
To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
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  1. To remove (dirt, impurities, etc.) in making clean
  2. In a clean manner
  3. So as to be unsoiled:
To stiffen with starch.
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  1. To stiffen with starch.
  2. Any of various substances, including natural starch, used to stiffen fabrics.
  3. A carbohydrate that is the chief form of stored energy in plants, especially wheat, corn, rice, and potatoes. Starch is a mixture of two different polysaccharides built out of glucose units, and forms a white, tasteless powder when purified. It is an important source of nutrition and is also used to make adhesives, paper, and textiles.
To rub hard in order to clean:
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  1. To rub hard in order to clean:
  2. To remove (dirt, etc.) by brushing or rubbing
  3. To clean or wash by rubbing or brushing hard
To separate by evaporation in the process of boiling:
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  1. To separate by evaporation in the process of boiling:
  2. To cook, process, or separate in boiling water or other liquid
  3. To cook or clean by boiling.
(--- Informal) To softsoap; cajole.
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  1. (--- Informal) To softsoap; cajole.
  2. A substance used for washing or cleaning, consisting of a mixture of sodium or potassium salts of naturally occurring fatty acids. Like detergents, soaps work by surrounding particles of grease or dirt with their molecules, thereby allowing them to be carried away. Unlike detergents, soaps react with the minerals common in most water, forming an insoluble film that remains on fabrics. For this reason soap is not as efficient a cleaner as most detergents. The film is also what causes rings to form in bathtubs.
  3. To lather, scrub, etc. with soap
To wash or clear as by a swift current of water; flush
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  1. To wash or clear as by a swift current of water; flush
  2. To clean (wheat) before the milling process.
  3. To clean, polish, or wash by scrubbing vigorously:
(Slang) To drink to excess.
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  1. (Slang) To drink to excess.
  2. To absorb (liquid, for example) through pores or interstices:
  3. To stay immersed in water or other liquid for wetting, softening, etc.
To heap up in confusion.
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  1. To heap up in confusion.
  2. (US, dialect) To splash or wet carelessly.
To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to an animal.
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  1. To administer a large oral dose of liquid medicine to an animal.
  2. To provide with something in great abundance; surfeit:
  3. To wet through and through; soak.
To clean with a swab.
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  1. To clean with a swab.
  2. To use a swab on; clean, medicate, etc. with a swab
  3. To collect a sample from (a person, for example) using a swab.
To apply medicine to; swab:
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  1. To apply medicine to; swab:
  2. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
  3. To cover or decorate with paint; color
To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
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  1. To gloss over or conceal the faults or defects of; give a favorable interpretation of or a falsely virtuous appearance to
  2. To conceal or gloss over (wrongdoing, for example).
  3. To paint or coat with whitewash.
To become red in the face; redden or blush.
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  1. To become red in the face; redden or blush.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To provide or cover with a coat.
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  1. To provide or cover with a coat.
  2. To cover with a layer of something
  3. To cover with a layer, as of paint.
To take on color in dyeing
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  1. To take on color in dyeing
  2. To color (a material), especially by soaking in a coloring solution.
  3. To color with or as with a dye
To give a tint to or take on a tint.
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  1. To give a tint to or take on a tint.
  2. To give a tint to
To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
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  1. To change the appearance of (wood, glass, etc.) by applying a dye, pigment, etc.
  2. To impart or take a color or stain
  3. To spoil the appearance of by patches or streaks of color or dirt; discolor; spot
To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
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  1. To affect slightly, as with a contrasting quality:
  2. To give a trace, slight flavor or odor, shade, etc. to
  3. To apply a trace of color to; tint.
(Archaeology) To modify (a flaked stone tool) by secondary flaking along the cutting edge.
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  1. (Archaeology) To modify (a flaked stone tool) by secondary flaking along the cutting edge.
  2. (Photog.) To change (a negative or print) by adding details or removing blemishes, etc.
  3. To color (recent growth of hair) to match hair that was tinted, dyed, or bleached at an earlier date.
To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
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  1. To cover or smear with a soft adhesive substance such as plaster, grease, or mud.
  2. To paint coarsely or unskillfully
  3. To apply paint or coloring with crude, unskillful strokes.
To become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.; diminish
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  1. To become or cause to become less, smaller, etc.; diminish
To change course by being worn
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  1. To change course by being worn
  2. To last under continual or hard use:
  3. To wear a sailing vessel
To cause (someone) physical or mental fatigue.
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  1. To cause (someone) physical or mental fatigue.
  2. Used other than as an idiom: see wear,"Ž down.
To be removable
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  1. To be removable
  2. To move (something) from where it is; lift, push, transfer, or carry away, or from one place to another
  3. To take, extract, separate, or withdraw (someone or something from)
To grow worse; degenerate:
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  1. To grow worse; degenerate:
  2. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
  3. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
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  1. To cause or permit a part of the body, especially the hand or fingers, to come in contact with so as to feel:
  2. To meet without going beyond; adjoin:
  3. To come up to; reach:
To lap or wash against:
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  1. To lap or wash against:
  2. To wash or bathe
  3. To flow along or against
To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
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  1. To extend or move a hand, arm, or other body part, especially when trying to touch or grasp something:
  2. (Naut.) To sail on a reach
  3. To touch or grasp by stretching out or extending:
To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
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  1. To put much or too much water, fuel, etc. on or in
  2. To become inundated or submerged:
  3. A temporary rise of the water level, as in a river or lake or along a seacoast, resulting in its spilling over and out of its natural or artificial confines onto land that is normally dry. Floods are usually caused by excessive runoff from precipitation or snowmelt, or by coastal storm surges or other tidal phenomena. &diamf3; Floods are sometimes described according to their statistical occurrence. A fifty-year flood is a flood having a magnitude that is reached in a particular location on average once every fifty years. In any given year there is a two percent statistical chance of the occurrence of a fifty-year flood and a one percent chance of a hundred-year flood .
To cause an implement or missile to come forcefully into contact with:
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  1. To cause an implement or missile to come forcefully into contact with:
  2. (Baseball) To execute (a base hit) successfully:
  3. To perform (a shot or maneuver) successfully:
To go into or be in a body of water so as to swim, cool oneself, etc.
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  1. To go into or be in a body of water so as to swim, cool oneself, etc.
  2. To immerse in liquid; wet.
  3. To wet or moisten
(Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
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  1. (Intransitive) To become damp; to deaden.
  2. To make damp or moist; to make slightly wet.
  3. To deaden, depress, reduce, or lessen
To make or become moist
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  1. To make or become moist
  2. (Intransitive) To become moist or moister.
To urinate.
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  1. To urinate.
  2. To make wet; dampen:
  3. To become wet.
To wet or moisten
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  1. To wet or moisten
  2. To apply a liquid to for healing or soothing purposes:
  3. To go into or be in a body of water so as to swim, cool oneself, etc.
To cut or polish (glass, gems, etc.) with a lap
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  1. To cut or polish (glass, gems, etc.) with a lap
  2. To move or strike gently with a light splashing sound
  3. To polish (a surface) until smooth.
To lap or wash against:
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  1. To lap or wash against:
  2. To flow along or against
  3. To wash; bathe.
(Sports) To hit a golf ball so that it touches the edge of (the hole) without dropping in.
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  1. (Sports) To hit a golf ball so that it touches the edge of (the hole) without dropping in.
  2. To touch with the lips
  3. To lap or splash against.
To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
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  1. To become active or intense enough to come into prominence:
  2. To form or give off bubbles:
  3. To rise to the surface:
To babble; to speak in an excited rush.
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  1. To babble; to speak in an excited rush.
  2. To speak quickly and excitedly; gush.
  3. To bubble; gurgle.
To make a sound similar to this:
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  1. To make a sound similar to this:
  2. To express or pronounce with a broken, irregular, bubbling sound.
  3. To flow with a bubbling or rippling sound, as water from a narrow-necked bottle does
To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another:
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  1. To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another:
  2. To cut or polish (glass, gems, etc.) with a lap
  3. To move or strike gently with a light splashing sound
To move with splashes
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  1. To move with splashes
  2. To fall, strike, or scatter with a splash or splashes
  3. To apply patches or spots of a contrasting, usually bright, color to:
To swagger.
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  1. To swagger.
  2. To splash (a liquid), as in a container
  3. To dash, strike, wash, etc. with a splashing sound; splash
To accumulate in heaps by force of wind or water
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  1. To accumulate in heaps by force of wind or water
  2. To pile up in banks or heaps:
  3. To be carried along by currents of air or water:
To drift or move slowly or easily on water, in air, etc.
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  1. To drift or move slowly or easily on water, in air, etc.
  2. To put into the water; launch:
  3. To stay on the surface of a liquid or suspended near the surface
To cause to take place; carry on:
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  1. To cause to take place; carry on:
  2. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition:
  3. To stop the movement or progress of:
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