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(Slang) A person regarded as disagreeable, contemptible, etc., esp. as the result of foolish or mean behavior
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  1. (Slang) A person regarded as disagreeable, contemptible, etc., esp. as the result of foolish or mean behavior
  2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
  3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
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  1. The tone, tenor, or substance of a verbal utterance or of a particular action or behavior:
  2. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  3. Extreme or laborious effort, exertion, or work:
An act of spraining
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  1. An act of spraining
  2. A painful wrenching or laceration of the ligaments of a joint.
  3. The resulting condition, characterized by swelling, pain, and disablement of the joint
A contest; a struggle:
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  1. A contest; a struggle:
  2. An instance of tugging; a strong or sudden pull:
  3. An act or instance of tugging; hard pull
Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
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  1. Force exerted in pulling or required to overcome resistance in pulling:
  2. (Slang) A means of gaining special advantage; influence:
  3. The act or process of pulling:
Alternative form of dislodgement.
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(Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
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  1. (Public safety, emergency medicine) Rescue of a trapped person in vehicle or machinery
  2. The act or process of extricating or disentangling; a freeing from perplexities; disentanglement.
Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
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  1. Displacement of a body part, especially the temporary displacement of a bone from its normal position.
  2. Displacement of a bone from its normal position, especially at a joint.
  3. (Geology) An imperfection in the crystal structure of a metal or other solid resulting from an absence of an atom or atoms in one or more layers of a crystal.
To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
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  1. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  2. To pull, break, or snap by turning:
  3. To put out of shape in this manner; wrench; sprain
To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
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  1. To interpret or apply (a rule) in a way calculated to gain a desired end
  2. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
  3. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
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  1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To turn to an improper use; misuse
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  1. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  2. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase:
  3. To bring into a worse condition; debase
To obtain despite resistance:
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  1. To obtain despite resistance:
  2. To draw out by effort; pull out
  3. To draw or pull out, often with great force or effort:
To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).
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  1. To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).
  2. To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
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  1. The extent to which a body is distorted when it is subjected to a deforming force, as when under stress. The distortion can involve a change both in shape and in size. All measures of strain are dimensionless (they have no unit of measure). &diamf3; Axial strain is equal to the ratio between the change in length of an object and its original length. &diamf3; Volume strain is equal to the ratio between the change in volume of an object and its original volume. It is also called bulk strain. &diamf3; Shear strain is equal to the ratio between the amount by which an object is skewed and its length.
  2. To pull, draw, or stretch tight:
  3. To pull, draw, or stretch tight.
To remove from a fixed position; extract:
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  1. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
  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 move by pulling with great effort or exertion; drag:
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  1. To move by pulling with great effort or exertion; drag:
  2. To pull something vigorously or repeatedly:
  3. To pull at vigorously or repeatedly:
To move with a jerk or in jerks
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  1. To move with a jerk or in jerks
  2. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
  3. To pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement
To force from a position or place where lodged, hiding, etc.; drive out
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  1. To force from a position or place where lodged, hiding, etc.; drive out
  2. To remove or force out from a position or dwelling previously occupied.
  3. (Intransitive) To move or go from a dwelling or former position.
To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
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  1. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
  2. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
  3. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
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  1. To upset the order of; disarrange; disrupt
  2. To displace a body part, especially to displace a bone from its normal position.
  3. To put out of usual or proper place, position, or relationship.
To jerk
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  1. To jerk
  2. To pull on something suddenly.
  3. To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
(Slang) A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
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  1. (Slang) A foolish, rude, or contemptible person.
  2. (Weight Lifting) A lift in which the barbell is raised upward from shoulder level with the arms completely extended
  3. A sharp, abrupt movement; quick pull, twist, push, etc.
(Archaic) A situation in certain card games, in which the winner has more than double the score of the loser
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  1. (Archaic) A situation in certain card games, in which the winner has more than double the score of the loser
  2. The losing position of a cribbage player who has not passed the halfway mark at the end of the game.
  3. A lurching movement; sudden rolling, pitching, etc.
(Football) The passing of the ball from the ground back through the legs to a back to initiate a play.
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  1. (Football) The passing of the ball from the ground back through the legs to a back to initiate a play.
  2. Something accomplished without effort.
  3. A snap bean.
A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
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  1. A land, air, or space vehicle that moves or tows other vehicles:
  2. A contest; a struggle:
  3. An act or instance of tugging; hard pull
A sudden, sharp pain; twinge
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  1. A sudden, sharp pain; twinge
  2. A sudden, quick motion, esp. a spasmodic one; tic
  3. A quick, slight jerk
(Slang) A Yankee; esp., a U.S. soldier in World Wars I and II
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  1. (Slang) A Yankee; esp., a U.S. soldier in World Wars I and II
  2. A sudden, strong pull; jerk
  3. A sudden vigorous pull; a jerk.
A person or thing that spans
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  1. A person or thing that spans
  2. A wrench having a hook, hole, or pin at the end for meshing with a related device on another object.
  3. (Chiefly Brit.) wrench
To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).
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  1. To cause a sprain to (a joint or ligament).
  2. To wrench or twist a ligament or muscle of (a joint, as the ankle) without dislocating the bones
To get by buying and selling:
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  1. To get by buying and selling:
  2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
  3. To divert or deflect:
To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
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  1. To give a sudden quick thrust, push, pull, or twist to.
  2. To pull, twist, push, thrust, or throw with a sudden, sharp movement
  3. To move with a jerk or in jerks
(Obs.) To get by cheating, robbing, tricking, etc.
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  1. (Obs.) To get by cheating, robbing, tricking, etc.
  2. (Archaic) To prevent (a person) from getting his fair share of something
  3. To move with abrupt movements; move haltingly or jerkily.
To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
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  1. To pull apart or break with a snapping sound.
  2. To take up something suddenly and eagerly; snatch or grasp:
  3. With a snap.
To ache with a sudden, sharp pain
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  1. To ache with a sudden, sharp pain
  2. To draw, pull, or move suddenly and sharply; jerk:
  3. To move with a quick, slight jerk or jerks or spasmodically
To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
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  1. To pull with a quick, strong movement; jerk:
  2. To pull on something suddenly.
  3. To jerk
To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
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  1. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
  2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
  3. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
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  1. To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
  2. To get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
  3. To force out (water or other liquid) by this means, as from wet clothes
To force the payment or yielding of; extort:
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  1. To force the payment or yielding of; extort:
  2. To inflict (vengeance or punishment, for example).
  3. To demand and get by authority or force; insist on
To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
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  1. To obtain (something) by the criminal offense of extortion.
  2. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure. To wrongfully take something of value from another by the threat of force or other coercive measure.
  3. To get (money, etc.) from someone by violence, threats, misuse of authority, etc.; exact or wrest (from)
To manage to find time or space for:
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  1. To manage to find time or space for:
  2. (Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
  3. To put pressure or bring influence to bear upon (someone) to do a certain thing, as to pay money, etc.
To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
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  1. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  2. To take possession of forcefully; seize or usurp:
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
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  1. To obtain or extract by applying force or pressure:
  2. To twist, squeeze, or compress, especially so as to extract liquid. Often used with out :
  3. To get or extract by force, threats, persistence, etc.; extort
  1. To search exhaustively.
  2. To subject something to a shakedown test.
  3. (By extension) To get money from someone using threats.
To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
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  1. To give a false representation to; misrepresent:
  2. To give a false idea of; disguise or misrepresent
  3. To show to be untrue; prove false
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
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  1. To modify (a wave, sound, signal, etc.) so as to produce an unfaithful reproduction
  2. To twist out of a proper or natural relation of parts; misshape:
  3. To twist out of shape; change the usual or normal shape, form, or appearance of
To declare or prove to be false.
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  1. To declare or prove to be false.
  2. To tell falsehoods; lie
  3. To make false by altering or adding to:
To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
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  1. To supply in large quantities; give much of something to
  2. To add weight to, esp. so as to make one end or one side heavier
  3. To add (an adulterant, filler, etc.) to
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
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  1. To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
  2. To give an incorrect or misleading representation of.
  3. To represent falsely; to inaccurately portray something.
To state incorrectly or falsely
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  1. To state incorrectly or falsely
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
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  1. To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt
  2. To turn to an improper use; misuse
  3. To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist
To wrench or sprain:
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  1. To wrench or sprain:
  2. To give spiral shape to by turning the ends in opposite directions
  3. To interlock or interlace:
To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
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  1. To turn aside from the true, natural, or right course
  2. To bend or twist out of shape; distort
  3. To turn or twist (wood, for example) out of shape; deform.
To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
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  1. To turn or twist; esp., to pull or force away violently with a twisting motion
  2. To obtain or remove by pulling with twisting movements:
  3. To distort or change the true meaning, purpose, use, etc. of; pervert; twist
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