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The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person:
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  1. The state of being emotionally or intellectually devoted, as to a belief, a course of action, or another person:
  2. The act or an instance of committing, especially:
  3. An order, especially one from a court, directing that a person be taken to and placed in the care or custody of a hospital, mental health facility, prison, or similar institution.
A difficult or tedious undertaking:
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  1. A difficult or tedious undertaking:
  2. A piece of work assigned to or demanded of a person
  3. A function to be performed; an objective:
The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
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  1. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  2. An occupation, such as law, medicine, or engineering, that requires considerable training and specialized study.
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one:
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  1. A specific task or effort, especially a painful or arduous one:
  2. The trade union movement, especially its officials.
  3. A particular form of work or method of working:
(--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
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  1. (--- Law) A document in which a person binds himself or herself to undertake or refrain from doing a particular act.
  2. A social, legal, or moral requirement, such as a duty, contract, or promise, that compels one to follow or avoid a particular course of action:
  3. The state, fact, or feeling of being indebted to another for a special service or favor received:
Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
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  1. Operation or functioning, usually with regard to effectiveness, as of a machine
  2. (Linguistics) One's actual use of language in actual situations.
  3. The act or style of performing a work or role before an audience.
Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
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  1. Enterprise; assiduous or persistent activity.
  2. An earnest attempt or effort
  3. A sincere attempt; a determined or assiduous effort towards a specific goal.
The state of being employed.
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  1. The state of being employed.
  2. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control. The state of working for another under a contract of hire that provides that one’s services are subject to the other’s direction and control.
  3. The thing at which one is employed; work; occupation; profession; job
The act or process of producing:
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  1. The act or process of producing:
  2. Response to a request to produce in which items requested are put forth or given to opposing party. Response to a request to produce in which items requested are put forth or given to opposing party.
  3. A work produced on the stage, as a film, etc.
An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
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  1. An occupying or being occupied; specif., the seizure and control of a country or area by military forces
  2. An activity that serves as one's regular source of livelihood; a vocation.
  3. An activity engaged in especially as a means of passing time; an avocation.
A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
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  1. A call, summons, or impulsion to perform a certain function or enter a certain career, esp. a religious one
  2. (--- Theology) A calling of an individual by God, especially for a religious career.
  3. An inclination or aptness for a certain kind of work:
An inner urging toward some profession or activity; vocation
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  1. An inner urging toward some profession or activity; vocation
  2. An inner urge or a strong impulse, especially one believed to be divinely inspired.
  3. A strong urge to become religious.
A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
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  1. A session of preparation or performance undertaken to acquire or polish a skill:
  2. A habitual or customary action or act:
  3. (Law) The various procedures involved in legal work, in and out of courts
The quality or state of being active; action
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  1. The quality or state of being active; action
  2. A physiological process:
  3. An educational process or procedure intended to stimulate learning through actual experience.
The making of something in any way, esp. in a way regarded as merely mechanical
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  1. The making of something in any way, esp. in a way regarded as merely mechanical
  2. The making of goods and articles by hand or, esp., by machinery, often on a large scale and with division of labor
  3. An industry in which mechanical power and machinery are employed.
A standardized tradition of toolmaking associated with a specified tool or culture:
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  1. A standardized tradition of toolmaking associated with a specified tool or culture:
  2. (Archaeology) A collection of artifacts or tools made from a specified material:
  3. Earnest, steady effort; constant diligence in or application to work
An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
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  1. An instance or method of efficient, productive activity:
  2. (Mathematics) A process or action, such as addition, substitution, transposition, or differentiation, performed in a specified sequence and in accordance with specific rules.
  3. A process or series of acts involved in a particular form of work:
A record of the proceedings of a society, convention, etc., esp. a published one
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  1. A record of the proceedings of a society, convention, etc., esp. a published one
  2. The act of transacting or the fact of being transacted.
  3. Something transacted, especially a business agreement or exchange.
Something that binds, snares, or entangles one; an entrapment:
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  1. Something that binds, snares, or entangles one; an entrapment:
  2. Hard, exhausting work or effort; tiring labor
  3. A task performed by such effort
The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
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  1. The act or an instance of exerting, especially a strenuous effort.
  2. The act, fact, or process of exerting; active use of strength, power, etc.; exercise
  3. Energetic activity; effort
Work that is hard, menial, or tiresome
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  1. Work that is hard, menial, or tiresome
Manner by which something functions; the workings.
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  1. Manner by which something functions; the workings.
  2. Action of the verb function.
A condition of psychological strain occurring in people and animals, usually in response to adverse events and capable of causing symptoms and signs such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability.
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  1. A condition of psychological strain occurring in people and animals, usually in response to adverse events and capable of causing symptoms and signs such as increased blood pressure, insomnia, and irritability.
  2. A physiologic reaction by an organism to an uncomfortable or unfamiliar physical or psychological stimulus. Biological changes result from stimulation of the sympathetic nervous system, including a heightened state of alertness, anxiety, increased heart rate, and sweating.
  3. A condition of metabolic or physiologic impairment in an organism, occurring usually in response to adverse events and capable of causing physical damage.
Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
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  1. Something that is difficult to do or achieve:
  2. Great effort or a series of efforts; violent exertion
  3. The act of struggling:
The owning or keeping of slaves as a practice or institution; slaveholding
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  1. The owning or keeping of slaves as a practice or institution; slaveholding
  2. The condition of being subject or addicted to a specified influence.
  3. A mode of production in which slaves constitute the principal work force.
A formal examination of the facts of a case by a court of law to decide the validity of a charge or claim
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  1. A formal examination of the facts of a case by a court of law to decide the validity of a charge or claim
  2. A formal adversarial proceeding to hear evidence and decide legal issues and claims. Trials are covered by established rules of courtroom procedure as well as rules of evidence.
  3. The act or process of testing, trying, or putting to the proof:
An advance against opposition
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  1. An advance against opposition
  2. A thing to be pushed so as to work a mechanism
  3. A vigorous effort, campaign, etc.
An effort or a try.
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  1. An effort or a try.
  2. An attack; an assault:
  3. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation. The intentional and overt taking of a substantial step toward the commission of a crime that falls short of completing the crime. The mere planning of a crime, as well as soliciting another to commit the crime, does not constitute an attempt to commit the crime. Attempt is a crime distinct from the offense that the criminal was attempting to commit. Various legal tests are used to determine when, between planning a crime and committing it, a person’s actions constitute an attempt. See also conspiracy and solicitation.
A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
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  1. A try, esp. a hard try; attempt; endeavor
  2. A product or result of working or trying; achievement
  3. The force needed by a machine in order to accomplish work on a load.
Plural form of pain
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  1. Plural form of pain
  2. (used in plural) Trouble taken doing something; attention to detail; careful effort.
Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
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  1. Vigorous physical effort, as that used in scrubbing or polishing something
  2. Strenuous physical labor and effort.
  3. (Idiomatic) Effort or hard work, especially physical work involving repeated motion of the forearm, such as scrubbing.
A contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves a particular bone, part, or substance of the body:
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  1. A contractile organ consisting of a special bundle of muscle tissue, which moves a particular bone, part, or substance of the body:
  2. A tissue composed of fibers capable of contracting to effect bodily movement.
  3. A body tissue composed of sheets or bundles of cells that contract to produce movement or increase tension. Muscle cells contain filaments made of the proteins actin and myosin, which lie parallel to each other. When a muscle is signaled to contract, the actin and myosin filaments slide past each other in an overlapping pattern. &diamf3; Skeletal muscle effects voluntary movement and is made up of bundles of elongated cells (muscle fibers), each of which contains many nuclei. &diamf3; Smooth muscle provides the contractile force for the internal organs and is controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Smooth muscle cells are spindle-shaped and each contains a single nucleus. &diamf3; Cardiac muscle makes up the muscle of the heart and consists of a meshwork of striated cells.
The makeup of a thing or person; aggregate of ingredients or qualities and manner of their combination; constitution
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  1. The makeup of a thing or person; aggregate of ingredients or qualities and manner of their combination; constitution
  2. The art or act of composing a musical or literary work.
  3. The result or product of composing; a mixture or compound.
(Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
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  1. (Obsolete) A specialized skill; a knack.
  2. An act or accomplishment of great courage, skill, or imagination; an achievement.
  3. An act or accomplishment showing unusual daring, skill, endurance, etc.; remarkable deed; exploit
Something accomplished or done successfully; work completed; achievement
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  1. Something accomplished or done successfully; work completed; achievement
  2. The act of accomplishing or the state of being accomplished; completion:
  3. The act of accomplishing; entire performance; completion; fulfillment; as, the accomplishment of an enterprise, of a prophecy, etc.
The work done or amount produced by a person, machine, production line, manufacturing plant, etc., esp. over a given period
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  1. The work done or amount produced by a person, machine, production line, manufacturing plant, etc., esp. over a given period
  2. The act or process of delivering or transferring this information
  3. The act or process of producing; production.
An item that is made or refined and marketed:
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  1. An item that is made or refined and marketed:
  2. A preparation, such as a gel, used for styling hair:
  3. A vector product.
Something that is carried out; an act or action.
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  1. Something that is carried out; an act or action.
  2. A thing done; act
  3. A usually praiseworthy act; a feat or exploit.
The process of doing or performing something:
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  1. The process of doing or performing something:
  2. A performance or entertainment usually forming part of a longer presentation:
  3. The actor or actors presenting such a performance:
A thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat
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  1. A thing achieved, esp. by skill, work, courage, etc.; feat
  2. Something that has been achieved, especially by means of skill or perseverance:
  3. The act of achieving
A final product, especially one resulting from a series of stages or processes.
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  1. A final product, especially one resulting from a series of stages or processes.
  2. The result of a completed series of processes or changes.
A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.
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  1. A creative work, especially a musical composition numbered to designate the order of a composer's works.
(Music) A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
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  1. (Music) A theatrical work combining drama, music, song and sometimes dance.
  2. A building designed for the performance of such works; an opera house.
  3. (By extension) Any showy, melodramatic or unrealistic production resembing an opera.
A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
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  1. A professing, or declaring; avowal, whether true or pretended
  2. The body of persons in any such calling or occupation
  3. The act or ceremony of taking vows on formally entering a religious order
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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  1. Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
  2. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  3. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
Serious work or endeavor:
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  1. Serious work or endeavor:
  2. The variety of this activity in which a person is engaged:
  3. A commercial enterprise or establishment:
To weary through excessive labour.
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  1. To weary through excessive labour.
  2. To work hard and continuously; labor
  3. (Intransitive) To struggle.
To cause a machine or component to be controlled by another machine or component.
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  1. To cause a machine or component to be controlled by another machine or component.
  2. To work like a slave; drudge
  3. To work very hard or doggedly; toil.
To get (information) in this way
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  1. To get (information) in this way
  2. To cause to work so hard as to sweat; overwork
  3. (Informal) To work long and hard:
(Idiomatic) To put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth a concerted effort; to try; to focus.
To exert (oneself) to an excessive degree
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  1. To exert (oneself) to an excessive degree
  2. To exert too much or too long
To make (someone) work too hard.
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  1. To make (someone) work too hard.
  2. To use too often:
  3. To fill too full of work; to crowd with labour.
  1. To subject to an excessive demand on strength, resources, or abilities
  2. To put forth too much physical effort.
  3. To subject to excessive strain, especially to force beyond a natural or proper limit:
(Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
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  1. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
  2. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
  3. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
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  1. To toil; to drudge; especially, to study laboriously and patiently.
  2. To move or walk heavily or laboriously; trudge:
  3. To work or act perseveringly or monotonously; drudge:
To drag; haul
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  1. To drag; haul
  2. To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
  3. To labor; toil; struggle
To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
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  1. To exert muscular energy, as against a material force or mass:
  2. To bring, put, do, etc. by struggling
  3. To contend or fight violently with an opponent
To make great efforts; try very hard
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  1. To make great efforts; try very hard
  2. To exert much effort or energy; endeavor.
  3. To struggle or fight forcefully; contend:
(Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
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  1. (Idiomatic) To put forth the needed effort; to focus; become serious; apply oneself (e.g. to work or study).
(Simile) To work very hard; toil
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(Idiomatic) To work or exert oneself heavily or with full effort.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To work or exert oneself heavily or with full effort.
Alternative form of make a living.
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  1. Alternative form of make a living.
To be such, by and large:
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  1. To be such, by and large:
  2. (Informal) To urinate or defecate:
  3. To be discarded or abolished:
To go or pass lightly and rapidly
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  1. To go or pass lightly and rapidly
  2. To get past or escape by going through
  3. To go rapidly; move swiftly
To spend time in the armed forces or in some uniformed service (police, fire, and so on). See also service.
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  1. To spend time in the armed forces or in some uniformed service (police, fire, and so on). See also service.
  2. To be of service or use; function:
  3. To provide guests with something to eat or drink, as by waiting on table
To reduce or prevent the spread of.
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  1. To reduce or prevent the spread of.
  2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
  3. To hold in restraint; check:
To make complete; perfect
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  1. To make complete; perfect
  2. To do; succeed in doing; complete (a task, time, or distance)
  3. To succeed in doing (a task, for example); carry out or complete.
To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
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  1. To continue to get along; carry on; cope:
  2. To exert control over; regulate or limit toward a desired end:
  3. To control the movement or behavior of; handle
To decorate with sculpture
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  1. To decorate with sculpture
  2. To represent in sculpture:
  3. To ornament with sculpture.
To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
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  1. To change in shape. Used especially of the adaptation of the fetal head to the pelvic canal.
  2. To work into a certain form or shape; shape
  3. To guide or determine the growth or development of; influence:
To make or become sour
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  1. To make or become sour
To become or make ripe; mature, age, cure, etc.
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  1. To become or make ripe; mature, age, cure, etc.
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