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(n) the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture; "the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

(v) cut a furrow into a columns

(v) cut a groove into; "chase silver"

(v) go after with the intent to catch; "The policeman chased the mugger down the alley"; "the dog chased the rabbit"

(v) pursue someone sexually or romantically

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(n) a strong hard building material composed of sand and gravel and cement and water

(v) form into a solid mass; coalesce

(v) cover with cement; "concrete the walls"

(a) capable of being perceived by the senses; not abstract or imaginary; "concrete objects such as trees"

(s) formed by the coalescence of particles

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(n) the act of colliding with something; "his crash through the window"; "the fullback's smash into the defensive line"

(n) a serious accident (usually involving one or more vehicles); "they are still investigating the crash of the TWA plane"

(n) a loud resonant repeating noise; "he could hear the clang of distant bells"

(n) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

(n) (computer science) an event that causes a computer system to become inoperative; "the crash occurred during a thunderstorm and the system has been down ever since"

(v) sleep in a convenient place; "You can crash here, though it's not very comfortable"

(v) stop operating; "My computer crashed last night"; "The system goes down at least once a week"

(v) undergo a sudden and severe downturn; "the economy crashed"; "will the stock market crash again?"

(v) hurl or thrust violently; "He dashed the plate against the wall"; "Waves were dashing against the rock"

(v) undergo damage or destruction on impact; "the plane crashed into the ocean"; "The car crashed into the lamp post"

(v) break violently or noisily; smash;

(v) cause to crash; "The terrorists crashed the car into the gate of the palace"

(v) fall or come down violently; "The branch crashed down on my car"; "The plane crashed in the sea"

(v) enter uninvited; informal; "let's crash the party!"

(v) move violently as through a barrier; "The terrorists crashed the gate"

(v) move with, or as if with, a crashing noise; "The car crashed through the glass door"

(v) occupy, usually uninvited; "My son's friends crashed our house last weekend"

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(n) an activity or gift that benefits the public at large

(n) a kindly and lenient attitude toward people

(n) an institution set up to provide help to the needy

(n) a foundation created to promote the public good (not for assistance to any particular individuals)

(n) pinnate-leaved European perennial having bright blue or white flowers

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(n) the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"

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(n) a large warship that carries planes and has a long flat deck for take-offs and landings

(n) a rack attached to a vehicle; for carrying luggage or skis or the like

(n) a self-propelled wheeled vehicle designed specifically to carry something; "refrigerated carriers have revolutionized the grocery business"

(n) a person or firm in the business of transporting people or goods or messages

(n) a person who has some pathogen to which he is immune but who can pass it on to others

(n) a boy who delivers newspapers

(n) someone whose employment involves carrying something; "the bonds were transmitted by carrier"

(n) a man who delivers the mail

(n) a radio wave that can be modulated in order to transmit a signal

(n) an inactive substance that is a vehicle for a radioactive tracer of the same substance and that assists in its recovery after some chemical reaction

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(n) a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site

(n) any of various small flat sweet cakes (`biscuit' is the British term)

(n) the cook on a ranch or at a camp

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(a) without stop or interruption; "to insure the continued success of the war"; "the continued existence of nationalism"; "the continued popularity of Westerns"

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(n) the contestant you hope to defeat; "he had respect for his rivals"; "he wanted to know what the competition was doing"

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(v) treat a defect; "The new contact lenses will correct for his myopia"

(v) make right or correct; "Correct the mistakes"; "rectify the calculation"

(v) alter or regulate so as to achieve accuracy or conform to a standard; "Adjust the clock, please"; "correct the alignment of the front wheels"

(v) censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"

(v) go down in value; "the stock market corrected"; "prices slumped"

(v) make reparations or amends for; "right a wrongs done to the victims of the Holocaust"

(v) punish in order to gain control or enforce obedience; "The teacher disciplined the pupils rather frequently"

(v) adjust or make up for; "engineers will work to correct the effects or air resistance"

(a) free from error; especially conforming to fact or truth; "the correct answer"; "the correct version"; "the right answer"; "took the right road"; "the right decision"

(a) correct in opinion or judgment; "time proved him right"

(s) socially right or correct; "it isn't right to leave the party without saying goodbye"; "correct behavior"

(s) in accord with accepted standards of usage or procedure; "what's the right word for this?"; "the right way to open oysters"

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(n) the act of cracking something

(n) a usually brief attempt; "he took a crack at it"; "I gave it a whirl"

(n) a purified and potent form of cocaine that is smoked rather than snorted

(n) a narrow opening; "he opened the window a crack"

(n) a blemish resulting from a break without complete separation of the parts; "there was a crack in the mirror"

(n) witty remark

(n) a sudden sharp noise; "the crack of a whip"; "he heard the cracking of the ice"; "he can hear the snap of a twig"

(n) a long narrow opening

(n) a long narrow depression in a surface

(n) a chance to do something; "he wanted a shot at the champion"

(v) break into simpler molecules by means of heat; "The petroleum cracked"

(v) reduce (petroleum) to a simpler compound by cracking

(v) become fractured; break or crack on the surface only; "The glass cracked when it was heated"

(v) cause to become cracked; "heat and light cracked the back of the leather chair"

(v) break suddenly and abruptly, as under tension; "The rope snapped"

(v) break partially but keep its integrity; "The glass cracked"

(v) pass through (a barrier); "Registrations cracked through the 30,000 mark in the county"

(v) tell spontaneously; "crack a joke"

(v) hit forcefully; deal a hard blow, making a cracking noise; "The teacher cracked him across the face with a ruler"

(v) suffer a nervous breakdown

(v) make a sharp sound; "his fingers snapped"

(v) make a very sharp explosive sound; "His gun cracked"

(s) of the highest quality; "an ace reporter"; "a crack shot"; "a first-rate golfer"; "a super party"; "played top-notch tennis"; "an athlete in tiptop condition"; "she is absolutely tops"

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(n) an alert cognitive state in which you are aware of yourself and your situation; "he lost consciousness"

(n) having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"

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(n) a nonmilitary citizen

(a) associated with or performed by civilians as contrasted with the military; "civilian clothing"; "civilian life"

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(n) a comic incident or series of incidents

(n) light and humorous drama with a happy ending

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(n) the act of throwing yourself down; "he landed on the bed with a great flop"

(n) a mishap caused by something suddenly falling down or caving in

(n) a sudden large decline of business or the prices of stocks (especially one that causes additional failures)

(n) an abrupt failure of function or health

(v) collapse due to fatigue, an illness, or a sudden attack

(v) lose significance, effectiveness, or value; "The school system is collapsing"; "The stock market collapsed"

(v) suffer a nervous breakdown

(v) break down, literally or metaphorically; "The wall collapsed"; "The business collapsed"; "The dam broke"; "The roof collapsed"; "The wall gave in"; "The roof finally gave under the weight of the ice"

(v) cause to burst; "The ice broke the pipe"

(v) fall apart; "the building crimbled after the explosion"; "Negociations broke down"

(v) fold or close up; "fold up your umbrella"; "collapse the music stand"

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(n) a grouping of a number of similar things; "a bunch of trees"; "a cluster of admirers"

(v) gather or cause to gather into a cluster; "She bunched her fingers into a fist"; "The students bunched up at the registration desk"

(v) come together as in a cluster or flock; "The poets constellate in this town every summer"

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(n) brick that is laid sideways at the top of a wall

(v) come to terms or deal successfully with; "We got by on just a gallon of gas"; "They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

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(n) a professional cook

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(n) a whole structure (as a building) made up of interconnected or related structures

(n) a conceptual whole made up of complicated and related parts; "the complex of shopping malls, houses, and roads created a new town"

(n) (psychoanalysis) a combination of emotions and impulses that have been rejected from awareness but still influence a person's behavior

(n) a compound described in terms of the central atom to which other atoms are bound or coordinated

(a) complicated in structure; consisting of interconnected parts; "a complex set of variations based on a simple folk melody"; "a complex mass of diverse laws and customs"

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(n) a religious person who believes Jesus is the Christ and who is a member of a Christian denomination

(a) following the teachings or manifesting the qualities or spirit of Jesus Christ

(a) relating to or characteristic of Christianity; "Christian rites"

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