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A person who combs wool, etc.
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  1. A person who combs wool, etc.
  2. A botanical plant name author abbreviation for botanist Thomas Comber (1837-1902).
  3. One, such as a machine or a worker, that combs something, such as wool.
A device on an instrument, such as an organ or harpsichord, for regulating volume.
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  1. A device on an instrument, such as an organ or harpsichord, for regulating volume.
  2. (Music) A gradual increase in volume (crescendo), usually followed by a gradual decrease (decrescendo)
  3. A piece of rising ground; rounded hill or slope
A heavy revolving cylinder that is used to level, crush, or smooth.
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  1. A heavy revolving cylinder that is used to level, crush, or smooth.
  2. One of a set of small cylindrical tubes used to curl hair
  3. (--- Printing) A cylinder, usually of hard rubber, for spreading ink on the form just before the paper is impressed
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. An upward movement of a surface, especially when caused by swelling and expansion of clay, removal of overburden, or freezing of subsurface water.
  3. An act of hurling; a throw, especially when considered in terms of distance:
(Nontechnical) A tsunami or a similar wave caused by strong winds and not actually related to the tides
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  1. (Nontechnical) A tsunami or a similar wave caused by strong winds and not actually related to the tides
  2. An unusual rise in the level of water along a seacoast, as from a storm or a combination of wind and tide.
  3. Either of the two swells or crests of surface ocean water created by the gravitational effects of the Moon and Sun and circling the globe on opposite sides to create the daily periods of high and low tides.
A large wave or swell of water.
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  1. A large wave or swell of water.
  2. A large wave; great swell of water
The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
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  1. The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
  2. The alternate rise and fall of the surface of oceans, seas, and the bays, rivers, etc. connected with them, caused by the attraction of the moon and sun: it may occur twice in each period of 24 hours and 50 minutes, which is the time of one rotation of the earth with respect to the moon
  3. The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
A period of intense effort that improves a competitor's standing, as in a race.
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  1. A period of intense effort that improves a competitor's standing, as in a race.
  2. A large mass of or as of moving water; wave; swell; billow
  3. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
A heraldic device placed above the shield in a coat of arms, or used separately on seals, silverware, note paper, etc.
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  1. A heraldic device placed above the shield in a coat of arms, or used separately on seals, silverware, note paper, etc.
  2. The top of anything, or the line or surface along the top; summit; ridge
  3. A usually ornamental tuft, ridge, or similar projection on the head of a bird or other animal.
A hollow, usually cylindrical chamber or barrel, as of a firearm.
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  1. A hollow, usually cylindrical chamber or barrel, as of a firearm.
  2. The interior diameter of a hole, tube, or cylinder.
  3. In fluid mechanics, a jump in the level of moving water, generally propagating in the opposite direction to the current. Strong ocean tides can cause bores to propagate up rivers.
An inner tube.
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  1. An inner tube.
  2. An organic structure having the shape or function of a tube; a duct:
  3. (Electronics) An electron tube.
The building in which such a machine is placed.
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  1. The building in which such a machine is placed.
  2. (Chiefly in the plural) A wave breaking into foam against the shore, or against a sand bank, or a rock or reef near the surface, considered a useful warning to ships of an underwater hazard
  3. A small cask of liquid kept permanently in a ship's boat in case of shipwreck.
A wave with its crest broken into white foam
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  1. A wave with its crest broken into white foam
  2. Any of several birds having a white patch on the head
  3. A wave with a crest of foam.
A movement, appearance, or formation suggesting this
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  1. A movement, appearance, or formation suggesting this
  2. A sound similar to that of undulating water.
  3. A moving disturbance or undulation in the surface of a liquid.
A little coil of hair; ringlet
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  1. A little coil of hair; ringlet
  2. An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
  3. (Sports) A weightlifting exercise using one or two hands, in which a weight held at the thigh or to the side of the body is raised to the chest or shoulder and then lowered without moving the upper arms, shoulders, or back.
A large mass of or as of moving water; wave; swell; billow
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  1. A large mass of or as of moving water; wave; swell; billow
  2. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
  3. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
A sudden copious outflow:
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  1. A sudden copious outflow:
  2. A sudden, plentiful outflow
  3. Gushing talk or writing
A piece of rising ground; rounded hill or slope
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  1. A piece of rising ground; rounded hill or slope
  2. A device on an instrument, such as an organ or harpsichord, for regulating volume.
  3. (Music) A gradual increase in volume (crescendo), usually followed by a gradual decrease (decrescendo)
The action of rising up; specif., an outbreak against a government; revolt
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  1. The action of rising up; specif., an outbreak against a government; revolt
  2. An upward slope or ascent
  3. The act or an instance of rising or rising up.
An overwhelming outpouring:
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  1. An overwhelming outpouring:
  2. A violent, intense attack
A mass arrival or incoming:
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  1. A mass arrival or incoming:
  2. A flowing in; inflow, as of a liquid, gas, etc.
  3. The point where a body of water, as a river, joins another body of water
The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
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  1. The regular rise and fall in the surface level of the Earth's oceans, seas, and bays caused by the gravitational attraction of the Moon and to a lesser extent of the Sun. The maximum high tides (or spring tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are directly aligned with Earth, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters is along the same line and is reinforced. The lowest high tides (or neap tides) occur when the Moon and Sun are at right angles to each other, so that their gravitational pull on Earth's waters originates from two different directions and is mitigated. Tides vary greatly by region and are influenced by sea-floor topography, storms, and water currents.
  2. The periodic variation in the surface level of the oceans and of bays, gulfs, inlets, and estuaries, caused by gravitational attraction of the moon and sun.
  3. Flood tide.
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:
A steady movement or flow of any fluid
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  1. A steady movement or flow of any fluid
  2. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
  3. (Computers) A steady flow of data.
A number of similar geologic phenomena or features occurring closely within a given period or place:
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  1. A number of similar geologic phenomena or features occurring closely within a given period or place:
  2. A large number of insects or other small organisms, especially when in motion.
  3. A moving mass, crowd, or throng
A bank or pile, as of sand or snow, heaped up by currents of air or water.
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  1. A bank or pile, as of sand or snow, heaped up by currents of air or water.
  2. The rate of flow of a water current.
  3. Something moving along in a current of air or water:
A large or overwhelming number or amount:
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  1. A large or overwhelming number or amount:
  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 act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing:
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  1. The act of crushing or the pressure involved in crushing:
  2. A substance prepared by or as if by crushing, especially a fruit drink:
  3. A crushing; severe pressure
A motion or action that bends.
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  1. A motion or action that bends.
The act or process of winding (turning around)
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  1. The act or process of winding (turning around)
  2. One complete turn of something wound
  3. A single turn of this
A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
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  1. A roll of postage stamps prepared for use in a vending machine.
  2. A series of connected spirals or concentric rings formed by gathering or winding:
  3. A single turn of a coiled figure
A little coil of hair; ringlet
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  1. A little coil of hair; ringlet
  2. An exercise, typically done with weights, in which an extended arm is flexed, bringing the hand back toward the shoulder, or an extended leg is flexed, bringing the foot back toward the buttock
  3. (Sports) A weightlifting exercise using one or two hands, in which a weight held at the thigh or to the side of the body is raised to the chest or shoulder and then lowered without moving the upper arms, shoulders, or back.
A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
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  1. A maneuver in which an airplane makes a single complete rotation about its longitudinal axis without changing direction or losing altitude.
  2. (Aeron.) A maneuver in which an airplane in flight performs one complete rotation around its longitudinal axis
  3. A quantity, as of cloth or wallpaper, rolled into a cylinder and often considered as a unit of measure.
A twisting line; flourish
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  1. A twisting line; flourish
  2. The act of twirling or the condition of being twirled; a quick spinning or twisting.
  3. A twist, coil, etc.
A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
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  1. A system consisting of a series of operations or activities in which each depends on the outcome of the previous one; esp., such a system in which the result of a later operation affects an earlier operation, providing continuous feedback
  2. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
  3. The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself
A whirling or eddying motion or mass:
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  1. A whirling or eddying motion or mass:
  2. Something, such as a curl of hair, that coils, twists, or whirls.
  3. Something having a twisting, curving form; twist; curl; whirl; whorl
A style of jazz, esp. in its development from about 1935 to 1945, characterized by the use of large bands, fast tempos, and written arrangements for ensemble playing
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  1. A style of jazz, esp. in its development from about 1935 to 1945, characterized by the use of large bands, fast tempos, and written arrangements for ensemble playing
  2. The act or an instance of swinging; movement back and forth or in one particular direction.
  3. A basic dance step in which a pair link hands and turn round together in a circle.
A swaying or being swayed; movement to the side; a swinging, leaning, fluctuation, etc.
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  1. A swaying or being swayed; movement to the side; a swinging, leaning, fluctuation, etc.
  2. Sovereign power or authority; rule; dominion
  3. Influence, force, or control
A device for pulling corks out of bottles, usually a spiral-shaped piece of steel with a point at one end and a handle at the other
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  1. A device for pulling corks out of bottles, usually a spiral-shaped piece of steel with a point at one end and a handle at the other
  2. A device for drawing corks from bottles, consisting of a pointed metal spiral attached to a handle.
Elasticity; resilience:
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  1. Elasticity; resilience:
  2. A usually rapid return to normal shape after removal of stress; recoil:
  3. A bedspring or box spring
An upward force acting on an object. Lift can be produced in many ways; for example, by creating a low-pressure area above an object, such an airplane wing or other airfoil that is moving through the air, or by lowering the overall density of an object relative to the air around it, as with a hot air balloon.
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  1. An upward force acting on an object. Lift can be produced in many ways; for example, by creating a low-pressure area above an object, such an airplane wing or other airfoil that is moving through the air, or by lowering the overall density of an object relative to the air around it, as with a hot air balloon.
  2. The amount lifted at one time
  3. (Aeron.) The component of total air force acting on a body, as on an airfoil or wing, that is perpendicular to the direction of flight and exerted, normally, in an upward direction
A motion or sound that ripples.
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  1. A motion or sound that ripples.
A roll of parchment, paper, etc., usually with writing or pictures on it
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  1. A roll of parchment, paper, etc., usually with writing or pictures on it
  2. Anything having the form of a partly unrolled or loosely rolled sheet of paper, as the volute of an Ionic capital, or the ornamentally rolled end of the neck of a violin, etc.
  3. An ornament or ornamental design that resembles a partially rolled scroll of paper, as the volute in Ionic and Corinthian capitals.
A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.; crick
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  1. A painful muscle spasm or cramp in the neck, back, etc.; crick
  2. A short twist, curl, or bend in a thread, rope, hair, wire, etc.
  3. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
A twisting, coiling, or winding together
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  1. A twisting, coiling, or winding together
  2. One of the convex folds of the surface of the brain.
  3. A fold, twist, or coil of something convoluted; specif., any of the irregular folds or ridges on the surface of the brain
A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
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  1. A portion, side trip, or episode in a longer journey.
  2. A bend, turn, or winding, as of a stream or path.
  3. A passage on a subtopic or digression in a longer piece of discourse.
Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself.
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  1. Something having a shape, order, or path of motion that is circular or curved over on itself.
  2. The more or less circular figure formed by a line, thread, wire, etc. that curves back to cross itself
  3. A length of line, thread, ribbon, or other thin material that is curved or doubled over making an opening.
Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
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  1. Rotation; spin, turn, twirl, etc.
  2. A change in direction; a turn:
  3. An unexpected change in a process or a departure from a pattern, often producing a distortion or perversion:
(Zool.) Any of the turns or whorls of a spiral shell
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  1. (Zool.) Any of the turns or whorls of a spiral shell
  2. (Archit.) A spiral scroll forming one of the chief features of Ionic and Corinthian capitals
  3. A spiral or twisting form; turn; whorl
A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
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  1. A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
  2. A fancy curve, flourish, etc. as in a design or in handwriting
To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
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  1. To emit, discharge, or exude (a body fluid, for example).
  2. A flow of water in a channel or bed, as a brook, rivulet, or small river.
  3. To flow in or as in a stream
Any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief sudden change in a quantity.
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  1. Any of a series of intermittent occurrences characterized by a brief sudden change in a quantity.
  2. A brief sudden change in a normally constant quantity, such as an electric current or field.
  3. The rhythmic expansion and contraction of the arteries as blood is pumped through them by the heart. The pulse can be felt at several parts of the body, as over the carotid and radial arteries.
To move with a continual shifting of component particles:
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  1. To move with a continual shifting of component particles:
  2. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
  3. (Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
To move on or as on a seesaw
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  1. To move on or as on a seesaw
  2. To cause to move backward and forward in seesaw fashion.
  3. To change back and forth from one condition or situation to another:
To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
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  1. To brandish or wave, especially in anger:
  2. To get rid of or put an end to:
  3. To cause to quiver or tremble
Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
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  1. Any of numerous insects of the order Diptera, having one pair of wings and large compound eyes. Flies include the houseflies, horseflies, and mosquitoes.
  2. To move through the air by means of wings or winglike parts.
  3. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
To move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
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  1. To move the body and feet in rhythm, ordinarily to music
  2. To cause to dance
  3. To engage in or perform (a dance).
To fly or try to fly by flapping the wings
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  1. To fly or try to fly by flapping the wings
  2. To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion:
  3. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
To cause to move with a swishing sound:
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  1. To cause to move with a swishing sound:
  2. To move with a light, brushing sound, as skirts in walking
  3. To move with a sharp, hissing sound, as a cane swung through the air
To walk, trot, etc. with freely swaying, relaxed movements of the limbs
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  1. To walk, trot, etc. with freely swaying, relaxed movements of the limbs
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To quiver, quake, totter, vibrate, etc.
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  1. To quiver, quake, totter, vibrate, etc.
  2. To feel fear or anxiety:
  3. To shake involuntarily from cold, fear, excitement, fatigue, etc.; shiver
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 indicate by making a gesture; signal:
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  1. To indicate by making a gesture; signal:
  2. To signal by making a gesture:
  3. To direct by making a gesture:
To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
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  1. To signal or summon, as by nodding or waving.
  2. To seem enticing (to); attract; lure
  3. To call or summon by a silent gesture
To give the command for; order:
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  1. To give the command for; order:
  2. To force the sale of (a stock or commodity) by exercising a call option.
  3. To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee:
To make known or communicate (information) by signals
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  1. To make known or communicate (information) by signals
  2. A fluctuating quantity or impulse whose variations represent information. The amplitude or frequency of voltage, current, electric field strength, light, and sound can be varied as signals representing information.
  3. To cause an effect in (a cell) by the release of a chemical, such as a neurotransmitter or hormone.
To receive with a specified reaction:
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  1. To receive with a specified reaction:
  2. To speak or write to with expressions of friendliness, respect, pleasure, etc., as in meeting or by letter; hail; welcome
  3. To come or appear to; meet
To name; to designate; to call.
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  1. To name; to designate; to call.
  2. To call out or yell in order to catch the attention of:
  3. To call out to or signal to, as in summoning or greeting
To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
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  1. To become weak, ineffective, or unsteady, especially in performance:
  2. To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
  3. To act hesitantly; show uncertainty; waver; flinch
To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
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  1. To move in a certain direction with a swaying or unsteady motion:
  2. To become unsteady; begin to give way; falter
  3. To swing or sway to and fro; flutter
To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
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  1. To waver, as between conflicting opinions or courses of action; vacillate:
  2. To swing or move regularly back and forth
  3. (Physics) To vary between alternate extremes, usually within a definable period of time.
To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
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  1. To be unable to choose between different courses of action or opinions; waver:
  2. To change between one state and another; fluctuate:
  3. To sway to and fro; waver; totter; stagger
(Intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
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  1. (Intransitive) To vary irregularly; to swing.
  2. To move back and forth or up and down; rise and fall; undulate, as waves
  3. To be continually changing or varying in an irregular way
To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.
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  1. To expand and contract rhythmically; beat.
  2. To expand and contract rhythmically:
  3. To produce rhythmic sounds or other vibrations:
To produce (sound) by vibration.
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  1. To produce (sound) by vibration.
  2. To give off (light or sound) by vibration
  3. To move back and forth or to and fro, especially rhythmically and rapidly:
To move (the tongue) in talking, esp. in idle or malicious gossip
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  1. To move (the tongue) in talking, esp. in idle or malicious gossip
  2. To move (a body part) rapidly from side to side or up and down, as in playfulness, agreement, or admonition:
  3. To cause (something fastened or held at one end) to move rapidly and repeatedly back and forth, from side to side, or up and down
To move shakily; wobble:
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  1. To move shakily; wobble:
  2. To move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter
  3. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
To cause to incline or bend:
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  1. To cause to incline or bend:
  2. To incline or bend to one side; veer:
  3. To cause (a person, an opinion, actions, etc.) to be inclined a certain way or be turned from a given course; influence or divert
To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
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  1. To roll or pitch suddenly or erratically:
  2. To roll, pitch, or sway suddenly forward or to one side
  3. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
To misrepresent; distort:
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  1. To misrepresent; distort:
  2. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
To sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor; oscillate
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  1. To sway or move backward and forward with regular movement, as a freely hanging object or a ship at anchor; oscillate
  2. To ride on a swing.
  3. To suspend on hinges:
To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely
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  1. To hold (something) so that it hangs and swings loosely
  2. To offer in a tempting or teasing way as an inducement
  3. To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
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  1. To waver or vacillate in one's opinions or feelings.
  2. To move from side to side as a result of uneven rotation
  3. To waver in one's opinions, etc.; vacillate
To go round and round in a whirling motion:
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  1. To go round and round in a whirling motion:
  2. To feel dizzy:
  3. To give way or fall back; sway, waver, or stagger as from being struck
(Music) To sing or play with a trill or trills
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  1. (Music) To sing or play with a trill or trills
  2. (Music) To produce a trill on an instrument or with the voice.
  3. To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
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  1. To tremble, as from cold or strong emotion.
  2. To shake with a slight, rapid, tremulous movement.
  3. (Intransitive) To shake or move with slight and tremulous motion; to tremble; to quake; to shudder; to shiver.
To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
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  1. To beat with excessive rapidity; throb.
  2. To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
  3. (Intransitive) To beat strongly or rapidly; said especially of the heart.
To have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
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  1. To have a heavy, violent swelling motion; move in or as in a surge or surges
  2. To roll or be tossed about on waves, as a boat.
  3. A coastal rise in water level caused by wind.
To be carried in a flow
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  1. To be carried in a flow
  2. To flow, as water, in a full swelling or sweeping motion
  3. To spread, compress, or flatten by applying pressure with a roller:
To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
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  1. To move or run smoothly with unbroken continuity, as in the manner characteristic of a fluid.
  2. To release as a flow:
  3. (Geol.) To change in shape under pressure without breaking or splitting, as ice in a glacier or rocks deep in the earth
To afford a recovery of breath:
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  1. To afford a recovery of breath:
  2. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
  3. To blow (a wind instrument).
To increase in volume or loudness
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  1. To increase in volume or loudness
  2. To become larger at a particular point; curve out; bulge; protrude; specif., to become distended from an abnormal accumulation of fluid in bodily tissue, as from infection or injury
  3. To increase in size or volume as a result of internal pressure; expand.
To swell out or bulge:
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  1. To swell out or bulge:
  2. To surge or roll in billows.
  3. To cause to billow:
To move in a spiral or curved course
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  1. To move in a spiral or curved course
  2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
  3. To move in a curve or spiral:
To twist or wind around:
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  1. To twist or wind around:
  2. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
  3. To twist or coil
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 move with a twisting or whirling motion; eddy.
  3. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
To move in a winding course
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  1. To move in a winding course
  2. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
  3. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
To give the effect of rippling water, as by alternately rising and falling
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  1. To give the effect of rippling water, as by alternately rising and falling
  2. To form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze
  3. To flow with such waves or movements on the surface
To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
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  1. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
  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 move in a spiral or curved course
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  1. To move in a spiral or curved course
  2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
  3. To form curls; become curled
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 put (e.g. a sheet of paper) on display, using a pin.
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  1. To put (e.g. a sheet of paper) on display, using a pin.
To shift; transfer; change; turn aside; divert
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  1. To shift; transfer; change; turn aside; divert
  2. To transfer (a railroad train or car) from one set of tracks to another by use of a switch; shunt
  3. To whip or beat with or as with a switch
To move rapidly in talking. Used of the tongue.
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  1. To move rapidly in talking. Used of the tongue.
  2. To move (the tongue) in talking, esp. in idle or malicious gossip
  3. To cause (something fastened or held at one end) to move rapidly and repeatedly back and forth, from side to side, or up and down
To move shakily; wobble:
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  1. To move shakily; wobble:
  2. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
  3. To move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter
To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion:
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  1. To cause to move or sway with a fluttering or waving motion:
  2. To fly or try to fly by flapping the wings
  3. To hang down as a flap
To flap the wings without flying.
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  1. To flap the wings without flying.
  2. To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
  3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
To avoid; shun:
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  1. To avoid; shun:
  2. (Baseball) To hit a fly
  3. To cause to fly or float in the air:
To fall in torrents:
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  1. To fall in torrents:
  2. To shape or break by repeated blows; forge:
  3. To emit sound when struck:
To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
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  1. To move (wings or arms, for example) up and down.
  2. To move back and forth or up and down as in beating the air, usually with some noise
  3. To hang down as a flap
To move about rapidly and nimbly
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  1. To move about rapidly and nimbly
  2. To move quickly from one condition or location to another
  3. To flutter.
To move about loosely or limply:
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  1. To move about loosely or limply:
  2. To go to bed.
  3. (Informal) To be a failure
To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
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  1. To move with quick vibrations, flaps, etc.
  2. To vibrate or beat rapidly or erratically:
  3. To move or fall in a manner suggestive of tremulous flight:
To move shakily; wobble:
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  1. To move shakily; wobble:
  2. To move (an attached part, for example) with short, quick motions:
  3. To move in a shaky or wobbly manner; totter
To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way.
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  1. To wave or flourish (something, often a weapon) in a menacing, defiant, or excited way.
To wave (a sword, arm, hat, etc.) in the air; brandish
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  1. To wave (a sword, arm, hat, etc.) in the air; brandish
  2. To grow well or luxuriantly; thrive:
  3. To grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper
To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
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  1. To clean or clear, as of dirt, with a broom or brush:
  2. To move swiftly or broadly:
  3. To move swiftly in a lofty manner, as if in a trailing robe:
To assume a spiral or curved shape
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  1. To assume a spiral or curved shape
  2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape:
  3. To move in a curve or spiral:
  1. To employ a curve on (test scores, etc.)
  2. To form a curve by bending
  3. (Baseball) To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion:
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  1. To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion:
  2. To have a wavy form, margin, or surface
  3. To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion:
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