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Dizzy confusion
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  1. Dizzy confusion
  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 place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
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  1. A place, as in a road or path, where a change in direction occurs; a curve:
  2. A momentary shock or scare:
  3. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
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  1. A short period of active trading, as on a stock exchange.
  2. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
  3. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
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. A particular emphasis or slant imparted to information in order to create a desired effect, such as a favorable public image for a politician
  3. A ride or pleasure trip in a motor vehicle
Something gyrate, as a whorl
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  1. Something gyrate, as a whorl
  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 quantity of wire, thread, film, tape, etc. usually wound on one reel
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  1. The quantity of wire, thread, film, tape, etc. usually wound on one reel
  2. Such a frame set on the handle of a fishing rod, to wind up or let out the line
  3. A set of curved lawn-mower blades that rotate around a bar parallel to the ground, cutting grass while moving against a stationary straight blade.
The forward and backward motion of a ship subjected to wave action.
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  1. The forward and backward motion of a ship subjected to wave action.
  2. A sudden rushing motion like that of a great wave:
  3. A movement of or like that of a mass of water; violent rolling, sweeping, or swelling motion
Alternative spelling of whirr.
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  1. Alternative spelling of whirr.
  2. A sound like this, as that made by a bird's wings or a propeller
  3. A sound of buzzing or vibration:
Eagerness to do, act, go, etc. quickly
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  1. Eagerness to do, act, go, etc. quickly
  2. Activity or motion that is often unduly hurried; haste:
  3. A hurrying or being hurried; rush; urgency
A condition of nervous excitement or agitation:
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  1. A condition of nervous excitement or agitation:
  2. Rapid fluctuation in the pitch of a sound reproduction resulting from variations in the speed of the recording or reproducing equipment.
  3. A fluttering movement; vibration
The condition of being flustered
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  1. The condition of being flustered
  2. A state of agitation, confusion, or excitement.
A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
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  1. A substance or organism causing fermentation, as yeast, bacteria, enzymes, etc.
  2. Something, such as a yeast, bacterium, mold, or enzyme, that causes fermentation.
  3. A state of agitation or of turbulent change or development.
Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
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  1. Discussion meant to stir up people and produce changes
  2. Emotional disturbance or excitement
  3. The stirring up of public interest in a matter of controversy, such as a political or social issue.
A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
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  1. A violent windstorm, frequently accompanied by rain, snow, or hail.
  2. A violent storm with high winds, esp. one accompanied by rain, hail, or snow
  3. Furious agitation, commotion, or tumult; an uproar:
A storm window.
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  1. A storm window.
  2. A sudden, strong attack on a fortified place: now mainly in the phrase take by storm, to conquer, overwhelm, or win over suddenly and forcefully
  3. A strong or violent outburst, as of emotion or excitement:
The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
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  1. The act or an instance of rushing; specif., an eager movement of many people, as to do something or to get to a place
  2. A surge or release of emotion:
  3. An anxious and eager movement to get to or from a place:
A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
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  1. A state of agitation of the mind or emotions:
  2. A disorderly commotion or disturbance:
  3. Confusion; agitation; disturbance
(Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
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  1. (Uncountable) Disturbance in a gas or fluid, characterized by evidence of internal motion or unrest.
  2. An instance or type of such state or disturbance.
  3. Chaotic or unstable eddying motion in a fluid. Avoiding excessive turbulence generated around moving objects (such as airplanes), which can make their motion inefficient and difficult to control, is a major factor in aerodynamic design.
Violent motion; turbulence
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  1. Violent motion; turbulence
  2. A condition of turbulent motion.
  3. A noisy rushing about; confusion; bustle
Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
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  1. Alternative spelling of hurlyburly.
  2. Noisy confusion; tumult.
  3. (Archaic) A noisy and disorderly tumult and confusion, especially as of battle.
Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
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  1. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
  2. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  3. An excited activity; a stir.
(Idiomatic, colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
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  1. (Idiomatic, colloquial) (often with a unit of time) To produce; to output; to generate
  2. (Intransitive, reflexive) To change to the opposite direction from a previous position.
  3. (Idiomatic, of an idea) To consider from a different viewpoint.
To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
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  1. To go or cause to go in a regular and recurring succession of changes; take, or cause to take, turns
  2. To turn around or cause to turn around a center point or axis; revolve
  3. To cause to turn on an axis or center.
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 go into or descend in a spin
  3. To cause (wheels of a vehicle) to rotate freely without traction, as on ice or in sand
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 cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
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  1. To cause to turn, revolve, or rotate
  2. To roll or move on or as if on wheels or a wheel.
  3. To turn on or as on an axis; pivot, rotate, revolve, etc.
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 twist or coil
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  1. To twist or coil
  2. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
  3. To turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around
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 spin or turn around a center or axis; rotate
  3. To turn on an axis; rotate.
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 present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
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  1. To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To draw out and twist (fibers) into thread.
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  1. To draw out and twist (fibers) into thread.
  2. To relate or create:
  3. To spin thread or yarn
(Intransitive) To twist or whirl, as an eddy.
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  1. (Intransitive) To twist or whirl, as an eddy.
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
To twist or coil
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  1. To twist or coil
  2. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
  3. To move or spin around rapidly, suddenly, or repeatedly:
To move with a circular motion against the main current; move in an eddy
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  1. To move with a circular motion against the main current; move in an eddy
  2. A current, as of water or air, moving in a direction that is different from that of the main current. Eddies generally involve circular motion; unstable patterns of eddies are often called turbulence .
  3. (Intransitive) To form an eddy; to move in, or as if in, an eddy; to move in a circle.
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  1. To be arranged in a twist, spiral or whorl.
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
To feel dizzy; have a sensation of spinning or whirling
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  1. To feel dizzy; have a sensation of spinning or whirling
  2. To feel dizzy:
  3. To give way or fall back; sway, waver, or stagger as from being struck
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 relate or create:
  3. To cause to rotate swiftly; twirl:
To have too much room, as within an ill-fitting item of apparel
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  1. To have too much room, as within an ill-fitting item of apparel
  2. To move through or on top of water by moving the limbs, fins, or tail or by undulating the body:
  3. To cause to swim or float
To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
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  1. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
  2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
  3. To swim, or be dizzy
(Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
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  1. (Archaic) To shoot (an arrow, etc.)
  2. To arrange or roll (lengths of cloth, for example) on or in a bolt.
  3. To start suddenly and run away:
(Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
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  1. (Brit.) To ride (a horse) at a fast pace
  2. To hold, carry, or put in a bucket:
  3. To move or drive rapidly or recklessly
To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
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  1. To hurry busily or with much fuss and bother
  2. To move or cause to move energetically and busily.
  3. To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).
To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
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  1. To shoot (an animal, for example) with a dart, especially to inject a drug.
  2. To move suddenly and fast
  3. To move suddenly and rapidly:
To throw so as to break; smash
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  1. To throw so as to break; smash
  2. To move swiftly or impetuously; rush
  3. To write hastily. Often used with off :
To hasten.
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  1. To hasten.
  2. To hurry; speed
To appear or occur suddenly:
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  1. To appear or occur suddenly:
  2. To move or proceed rapidly:
  3. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
(Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
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  1. (Naut.) To change the position of (a rope, pulley block, etc.)
  2. To move swiftly; flit; fly
  3. To cause (time) to pass quickly.
(Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
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  1. (Brit., Informal) To leave quickly, as to escape creditors
  2. (Scot., North Eng.) To move to other quarters, esp. by stealth
  3. To move quickly from one condition or location to another.
To run away from; flee from; avoid
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  1. To run away from; flee from; avoid
  2. To move through the air by using wings, as a bird does
  3. 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. (Rare) hasten
  2. To hasten or cause to hasten.
To cause to move or act swiftly:
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  1. To cause to move or act swiftly:
  2. To move in a quick fashion.
  3. To cause to be or come faster; speed up; accelerate
To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
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  1. To speed the progress or completion of; expedite:
  2. To move or act with haste; move faster than is comfortable or natural
  3. To cause to move or act more rapidly or too rapidly; drive, move, send, force, or carry with haste
To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
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  1. To misrepresent one's skill in (a game or activity) in order to deceive someone, especially in gambling:
  2. (Slang) To get, sell, victimize, etc. by aggressive, often dishonest means
  3. To move or act energetically and rapidly:
To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
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  1. To strike or assail repeatedly with thrown objects:
  2. To throw things at; strike with or as with missiles
  3. To move at a vigorous gait:
To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
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  1. To cause (an engine with the gears disengaged, for example) to run swiftly or too swiftly.
  2. Any of several extensive human populations associated with broadly defined regions of the world and distinguished from one another on the basis of inheritable physical characteristics, traditionally conceived as including such traits as pigmentation, hair texture, and facial features. Because the number of genes responsible for such physical variations is tiny in comparison to the size of the human genome and because genetic variation among members of a traditionally recognized racial group is generally as great as between two such groups, most scientists now consider race to be primarily a social rather than a scientific concept.
  3. To enter or run (a horse, etc.) in a race
To carry by means of a rocket.
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  1. To carry by means of a rocket.
  2. To soar or rise rapidly:
  3. A vehicle or device propelled by one or more rocket engines, especially such a vehicle designed to travel through space.
To cause to function; operate:
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  1. To cause to function; operate:
  2. To sew with a continuous line of stitches:
  3. (Nautical) To sail or steer before the wind or on an indicated course:
(Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
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  1. (Football) To run toward (a passer or kicker) in order to block or disrupt a play.
  2. To cause to move rapidly:
  3. (Football) To run with (the ball) after a direct snap from the center or after a handoff or pitchout
(Informal) To move or proceed quickly
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  1. (Informal) To move or proceed quickly
  2. To throw or otherwise propel (something) in a way that causes it to glide, float, or move steadily through the air
  3. (Nautical) To move across the surface of water, especially by means of a sailing vessel.
To ride on a scooter.
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  1. To ride on a scooter.
  2. To move or slide (something) quickly
  3. To walk fast; to go quickly; to run away hastily.
To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
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  1. To clean things by vigorous rubbing and polishing
  2. To move swiftly; scurry.
  3. To remove as if by cleaning; sweep away; get rid of
(--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
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  1. (--- Slang) To give, send, or hand quickly:
  2. (--- Informal) To use up or waste (time, money, etc.)
  3. (Games, Sports) To hit, kick, throw, drive, or propel (a ball, marble, etc.) toward the objective
The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
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  1. The ratio of the distance traveled by an object (regardless of its direction) to the time required to travel that distance.
  2. To drive at a speed exceeding a legal limit:
  3. To cause to move or proceed quickly; hasten:
To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
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  1. To run or race at full speed, esp. for a short distance
  2. To move rapidly or at top speed for a brief period, as in running or swimming.
To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
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  1. To pull apart or separate into pieces by force; rip or rend (cloth, paper, etc.)
  2. To become torn:
  3. To move violently or with speed; dash
To cause to move at a trot.
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  1. To cause to move at a trot.
  2. To cause to go at a trot
  3. To move quickly; hurry; run
To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
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  1. To whip (egg whites, cream, etc.)
  2. To move quickly, nimbly, or briskly
  3. To move, remove, carry, brush (away, off, out, etc.) forcefully and speedily, as with a quick, sweeping motion
To throw or spin rapidly:
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  1. To throw or spin rapidly:
  2. To move or do something quickly:
  3. To move swiftly with or as with a buzzing or hissing sound
To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
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  1. To throw or propel (a ball, for example) through the air.
  2. One of a pair of specialized parts used for flying, as in birds, bats, or insects.
  3. To say or do (something) without preparation or forethought; improvise:
(Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
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  1. (Informal) To move or propel something with speed and force
  2. To move or act with a speed that suggests such a sound:
  3. To cause to move with speed and force:
(Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
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  1. (Computers) To cause text or other graphics in a window or frame to appear larger on the screen.
  2. To move while making such a sound:
  3. To simulate movement rapidly away from or toward a subject using a zoom lens or other optical device.
(Informal) In great haste
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  1. (Informal) In great haste
  2. (Informal) To hurry; hasten
  3. To go in haste. Often used with it :
A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
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  1. A stretch of water in a river, estuary, or tidal channel made rough by waves meeting an opposing current.
  2. To cut, tear, etc. (stitches) so as to open (a seam, hem, etc.)
  3. (Informal) To move with speed or violence
To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
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  1. To put or pack in a barrel or barrels
  2. (Informal) To go at high speed
  3. To move or progress rapidly:
(Slang) To proceed at great speed
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  1. (Slang) To proceed at great speed
  2. To move ahead at full speed.
To check or cut off the growth or development of:
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  1. To check or cut off the growth or development of:
  2. To take a sip or sips of alcoholic liquor:
  3. To move quickly; dart.
A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
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  1. A path or route the complete traversal of which without local change of direction requires returning to the starting point.
  2. A closed path through which an electric current flows or may flow. &diamf3; Circuits in which a power source is connected to two or more components (such as light bulbs, or logic gates in a computer circuit), one after the other, are called series circuits. If the circuit is broken, none of the components receives a current. Circuits in which a power source is directly connected to two or more components are called parallel circuits. If a break occurs in the circuit, only the component along whose path the break occurs stops receiving a current.
  3. A group of nightclubs, resorts, etc. at which entertainers appear in turn
Movement in a circle or circuit, especially the movement of blood through bodily vessels as a result of the heart's pumping action.
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  1. Movement in a circle or circuit, especially the movement of blood through bodily vessels as a result of the heart's pumping action.
  2. ​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.
  3. ​The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
A fold, twist, or spiral
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  1. A fold, twist, or spiral
  2. Revolution, rotation or gyration around an axis
  3. A circuitous course or form
The act of gyrating; circular or spiral motion
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  1. The act of gyrating; 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 time taken for a body to go around an orbit and return to its original position
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  1. The time taken for a body to go around an orbit and return to its original position
  2. Orbital motion about a point, especially as distinguished from axial rotation:
  3. A sudden or momentous change in a situation:
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:
The act of turning around; complete or partial rotation, as of a wheel; revolution
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  1. The act of turning around; complete or partial rotation, as of a wheel; revolution
  2. A distinctive, graceful, or artistic expression or arrangement of words:
  3. The act of turning or the condition of being turned; rotation or revolution.
A turning about; circular, rotating, or revolving movement; specif., a turning movement as of troops or ships in line, with one end of the line as the pivot; also, any pivoting movement like this, as of dancers
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  1. A turning about; circular, rotating, or revolving movement; specif., a turning movement as of troops or ships in line, with one end of the line as the pivot; also, any pivoting movement like this, as of dancers
  2. A military maneuver executed in order to change the direction of movement of a formation, as of troops or ships, in which the formation is maintained while the outer unit describes an arc and the inner or center unit remains stationary as a pivot.
  3. The act or process of turning; revolution or rotation.
(Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
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  1. (Computing) A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.
  2. Excited and often noisy activity; a stir.
  3. An excited activity; a stir.
A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
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  1. A sudden, brief rush of wind; gust
  2. A brief fluctuation in stock market prices or increase in trading
  3. A stirring mass, as of leaves or dust; a shower.
Movement; activity; agitation
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  1. Movement; activity; agitation
  2. A slight movement:
  3. A stirring, mixing, or poking movement:
A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.
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  1. A bathtub or pool having jets of warm water that can be directed toward a body part as for therapeutic purposes.
  2. Water in rapid, violent, whirling motion caused by two meeting currents, by winds meeting tides, etc. and tending to form a circle into which floating objects are drawn; vortex or eddy of water
  3. A bath, as used in hydrotherapy, in which an agitating device propels a current of warm water with a swirling motion
The power or energy to get things done; enthusiastic or aggressive vigor
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  1. The power or energy to get things done; enthusiastic or aggressive vigor
  2. A strong organized effort to accomplish a purpose:
  3. The means or apparatus for controlling and directing an automobile:
A means or opportunity to ride, as by automobile
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  1. A means or opportunity to ride, as by automobile
  2. A riding; esp., a journey by horse, car, bicycle, etc.
  3. A means of transportation:
The production achieved during such a period:
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  1. The production achieved during such a period:
  2. An outdoor enclosure for domestic animals or poultry:
  3. A movement or flow:
Any descent in which an airplane comes down nose first along a spiral path of large pitch and small radius
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  1. Any descent in which an airplane comes down nose first along a spiral path of large pitch and small radius
  2. The intrinsic angular momentum of a rigid body or particle, especially a subatomic particle.
  3. A ride or pleasure trip in a motor vehicle
A moment; an instant:
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  1. A moment; an instant:
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. A partial split or break; a fissure.
(Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
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  1. (Cribbage) A call made by a player who cannot play a card because any card in his hand will carry the count above 31
  2. (Informal) A try; attempt; endeavor
  3. (Informal) Energy; vitality:
A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
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  1. A thrust with a pointed weapon or instrument.
  2. An attempt; a try:
  3. A wound inflicted with or as if with a pointed weapon.
(Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
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  1. (Sports) In Rugby, an act of advancing the ball past the opponent's goal line and grounding it there for a score of three points.
  2. The act or an instance of trying; attempt; effort; trial
  3. (Rugby) A scoring play in which the ball is grounded on or behind the opponent's goal line
A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
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  1. A brief, casual sexual or romantic relationship.
  2. (Informal) A usually brief attempt or effort:
  3. (Informal) A trial effort; try
Any attempt or try
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  1. Any attempt or try
  2. One who shoots in a particular way:
  3. A chance at odds; something to bet on:
A sharp, swift blow.
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  1. A sharp, swift blow.
  2. The sound of this
  3. The sound made by a sharp, swift blow.
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