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(n) a domestic fowl bred for flesh or eggs; believed to have been developed from the red jungle fowl

(n) a foolhardy competition; a dangerous activity that is continued until one competitor becomes afraid and stops

(n) the flesh of a chicken used for food

(n) a person who lacks confidence, is irresolute and wishy-washy

(s) easily frightened

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(n) a person who is member of your class or profession; "the surgeon consulted his colleagues"; "he sent e-mail to his fellow hackers"

(n) an associate you work with

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(n) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead

(v) clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing; "clean up before you see your grandparents"; "clean your fingernails before dinner"

(v) remove unwanted substances from, such as feathers or pits; "Clean the turkey"

(v) remove shells or husks from; "clean grain before milling it"

(v) remove unwanted substances from

(v) remove while making clean; "Clean the spots off the rug"

(v) make clean by removing dirt, filth, or unwanted substances from; "Clean the stove!"; "The dentist cleaned my teeth"

(v) clean and tidy up the house; "She housecleans every week"

(v) remove all contents or possession from, or empty completely; "The boys cleaned the sandwich platters"; "The trees were cleaned of apples by the storm"

(v) deprive wholly of money in a gambling game, robbery, etc.; "The other players cleaned him completely"

(v) be cleanable; "This stove cleans easily"

(s) free of drugs; "after a long dependency on heroin she has been clean for 4 years"

(s) free from clumsiness; precisely or deftly executed; "he landed a clean left on his opponent's cheek"; "a clean throw"; "the neat exactness of the surgeon's knife"

(s) not carrying concealed weapons

(s) (of a record) having no marks of discredit or offense; "a clean voting recor"; "a clean driver's license"

(a) free from dirt or impurities; or having clean habits; "children with clean shining faces"; "clean white shirts"; "clean dishes"; "a spotlessly clean house"; "cats are clean animals"

(a) (of behavior or especially language) free from objectionable elements; fit for all observers; "good clean fun"; "a clean joke"

(a) not spreading pollution or contamination; especially radioactive contamination; "a clean fuel"; "cleaner and more efficient engines"; "the tactical bomb is reasonably clean"

(a) ritually clean or pure

(s) thorough and without qualification; "a clean getaway"; "a clean sweep"; "a clean break"

(s) marked by or calling for sportsmanship or fair play; "a clean fight"; "a sporting solution of the disagreement"; "sportsmanlike conduct"

(s) of a surface; not written or printed on; "blank pages"; "fill in the blank spaces"; "a clean page"; "wide white margins"

(s) (of a manuscript) having few alterations or corrections; "fair copy"; "a clean manuscript"

(s) morally pure; "led a clean life"

(s) without difficulties or problems; "a clean test flight"

(s) free from impurities; "clean water"; "fresh air"

(s) (of sound or color) free from anything that dulls or dims; "efforts to obtain a clean bass in orchestral recordings"; "clear laughter like a waterfall"; "clear reds and blues"; "a light lilting voice like a silver bell"

(s) free of restrictions or qualifications; "a clean bill of health"; "a clear winner"

(s) free from sepsis or infection; "a clean (or uninfected) wound"

(r) completely; used as intensifiers; "clean forgot the appointment"; "I'm plumb (or plum) tuckered out"

(r) in conformity with the rules or laws and without fraud or cheating; "they played fairly"

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(n) movement once around a course; "he drove an extra lap just for insurance"

(n) any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"

(n) a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra; "they had excellent seats in the dress circle"

(n) street names for flunitrazepan

(n) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"

(n) an unofficial association of people or groups; "the smart set goes there"; "they were an angry lot"

(n) ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point; "he calculated the circumference of the circle"

(n) something approximating the shape of a circle; "the chairs were arranged in a circle"

(v) form a circle around; "encircle the errors"

(v) travel around something; "circle the globe"

(v) move in circles

(v) be around; "Developments surround the town"; "The river encircles the village"

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(n) close interaction; "they kept in daily contact"; "they claimed that they had been in contact with extraterrestrial beings"

(n) the act of touching physically; "her fingers came in contact with the light switch"

(n) (electronics) a junction where things (as two electrical conductors) touch or are in physical contact; "they forget to solder the contacts"

(n) a thin curved glass or plastic lens designed to fit over the cornea in order to correct vision or to deliver medication

(n) a channel for communication between groups; "he provided a liaison with the guerrillas"

(n) a communicative interaction; "the pilot made contact with the base"; "he got in touch with his colleagues"

(n) the physical coming together of two or more things; "contact with the pier scraped paint from the hull"

(n) a person who is in a position to give you special assistance; "he used his business contacts to get an introduction to the governor"

(n) the state or condition of touching or of being in immediate proximity; "litmus paper turns red on contact with an acid"

(v) be in or establish communication with; "Our advertisements reach millions"; "He never contacted his children after he emigrated to Australia"

(v) be in direct physical contact with; make contact; "The two buildings touch"; "Their hands touched"; "The wire must not contact the metal cover"; "The surfaces contact at this point"

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(n) a room in a school where lessons take place

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(n) a general concept that marks divisions or coordinations in a conceptual scheme

(n) a collection of things sharing a common attribute; "there are two classes of detergents"

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(n) great coolness and composure under strain; "keep your cool"

(n) the quality of being cool; "the cool of early morning"

(v) loose heat; "The air cooled considerably after the thunderstorm"

(v) lose intensity; "His enthusiasm cooled considerably"

(v) make cool or cooler; "Chill the food"

(s) marked by calm self-control (especially in trying circumstances); unemotional; "play it cool"; "keep cool"; "stayed coolheaded in the crisis"; "the most nerveless winner in the history of the tournament"

(s) fashionable and attractive at the time; often skilled or socially adept; "he's a cool dude"; "that's cool"; "Mary's dress is really cool"; "it's not cool to arrive at a party too early"

(s) used of a number or sum and meaning without exaggeration or qualification; "a cool million bucks"

(a) neither warm or very cold; giving relief from heat; "a cool autumn day"; "a cool room"; "cool summer dresses"; "cool drinks"; "a cool breeze"

(a) psychologically cool and unenthusiastic; unfriendly or unresponsive or showing dislike; "relations were cool and polite"; "a cool reception"; "cool to the idea of higher taxes"

(a) (color) inducing the impression of coolness; used especially of greens and blues and violets; "cool greens and blues and violets"

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(n) harvester that heads and threshes and cleans grain while moving across the field

(n) an occurrence that results in things being united

(n) a consortium of independent organizations formed to limit competition by controlling the production and distribution of a product or service; "they set up the trust in the hope of gaining a monopoly"

(v) put or add together; "combine resources"

(v) mix together different elements; "The colors blend well"

(v) gather in a mass, sum, or whole

(v) combine so as to form a whole; mix; "compound the ingredients"

(v) add together from different sources; "combine resources"

(v) join for a common purpose or in a common action; "These forces combined with others"

(v) have or possess in combination; "she unites charm with a good business sense"

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(n) a person who exercises control over workers; "if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman"

(n) a person who is in charge; "the head of the whole operation"

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(v) bring to a whole, with all the necessary parts or elements; "A child would complete the family"

(v) come or bring to a finish or an end; "He finished the dishes"; "She completed the requirements for her Master's Degree"; "The fastest runner finished the race in just over 2 hours; others finished in over 4 hours"

(v) write all the required information onto a form; "fill out this questionnaire, please!"; "make out a form"

(v) complete a pass

(v) complete or carry out; "discharge one's duties"

(a) having every necessary or normal part or component or step; "a complete meal"; "a complete wardrobe"; "a complete set pf the Britannica"; "a complete set of china"; "a complete defeat"; "a complete accounting"

(a) having all four whorls or principal parts--sepals and petals and stamens and carpels (or pistils); "complete flowers"

(s) having come or been brought to a conclusion; "the harvesting was complete"; "the affair is over, ended, finished"; "the abruptly terminated interview"

(s) perfect and complete in every respect; having all necessary qualities; "a complete gentleman"; "consummate happiness"; "a consummate performance"

(s) highly skilled; "an accomplished pianist"; "a complete musician"

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(n) clothing in general; "she was refined in her choice of apparel"; "he always bought his clothes at the same store"; "fastidious about his dress"

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(n) a special group delegated to consider some matter; "a committee is a group that keeps minutes and loses hours" - Milton Berle

(n) a self-constituted organization to promote something

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(n) discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation

(n) the set of facts or circumstances that surround a situation or event; "the historical context"

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(n) a special assignment that is given to a person or group; "a confidential mission to London"; "his charge was deliver a message"

(n) attention and management implying responsibility for safety; "he is in the care of a bodyguard"

(n) a impetuous rush toward someone or something; "the wrestler's charge carried him past his adversary"; "the battle began with a cavalry charge"

(n) a quantity of explosive to be set off at one time; "this cartridge has a powder charge of 50 grains"

(n) heraldry consisting of a design or image depicted on a shield

(n) (criminal law) a pleading describing some wrong or offense; "he was arrested on a charge of larceny"

(n) an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence; "the newspaper published charges that Jones was guilty of drunken driving"

(n) a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something; "the judge's charge to the jury"

(n) request for payment of a debt; "they submitted their charges at the end of each month"

(n) the swift release of a store of affective force; "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

(n) (psychoanalysis) the libidinal energy invested in some idea or person or object; "Freud thought of cathexis as a psychic analog of an electrical charge"

(n) a person committed to your care; "the teacher led her charges across the street"

(n) the quantity of unbalanced electricity in a body (either positive or negative) and construed as an excess or deficiency of electrons; "the battery needed a fresh charge"

(n) the price charged for some article or service; "the admission charge"

(n) financial liabilities (such as a tax); "the charges against the estate"

(v) saturate; "The room was charged with tension and anxiety"

(v) energize a battery by passing a current through it in the direction opposite to discharge; "I need to charge my car battery"

(v) cause formation of a net electrical charge in or on; "charge a conductor"

(v) set or ask for a certain price; "How much do you charge for lunch?"; "This fellow charges $100 for a massage"

(v) attribute responsibility to; "We blamed the accident on her"; "The tragedy was charged to her inexperience"

(v) instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"

(v) instruct (a jury) about the law, its application, and the weighing of evidence

(v) impose a task upon, assign a responsibility to; "He charged her with cleaning up all the files over the weekend"

(v) blame for, make a claim of wrongdoing or misbehavior against; "he charged me director with indifference"

(v) make an accusatory claim; "The defense attorney charged that the jurors were biased"

(v) file a formal charge against; "The suspect was charged with murdering his wife"

(v) to make a rush at or sudden attack upon, as in battle; "he saw Jess charging at him with a pitchfork"

(v) direct into a position for use; "point a gun"; "He charged his weapon at me"

(v) fill or load to capacity; "charge the wagon with hay"

(v) provide with munition; "He loaded his gun carefully"

(v) place a heraldic bearing on; "charge all weapons, shields, and banners"

(v) cause to be agitated, excited, or roused; "The speaker charged up the crowd with his inflammatory remarks"

(v) lie down on command, of hunting dogs

(v) move quickly and violently; "The car tore down the street"; "He came charging into my office"

(v) pay with a credit card; pay with plastic money; postpone payment by recording a purchase as a debt; "Will you pay cash or charge the purchase?"

(v) demand payment; "Will I get charged for this service?"; "We were billed for 4 nights in the hotel, although we stayed only 3 nights"

(v) enter a certain amount as a charge; "he charged me $15"

(v) give over to another for care or safekeeping; "consign your baggage"

(v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

(v) assign a duty, responsibility or obligation to; "He was appointed deputy manager"; "She was charged with supervising the creation of a concordance"

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(n) the act of bringing two things into contact (especially for communication); "the joining of hands around the table"; "there was a connection via the internet"

(n) shifting from one form of transportation to another; "the plane was late and he missed his connection in Atlanta"

(n) an instrumentality that connects; "he soldered the connection"; "he didn't have the right connector between the amplifier and the speakers"

(n) the process of bringing ideas or events together in memory or imagination; "conditioning is a form of learning by association"

(n) a supplier (especially of narcotics)

(n) (usually plural) a person who is influential and to whom you are connected in some way (as by family or friendship); "he has powerful connections"

(n) a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it); "there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"

(n) a connecting shape

(n) the state of being connected; "the connection between church and state is inescapable"

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(n) someone who cooks food

(n) English navigator who claimed the east coast of Australia for Britain and discovered several Pacific islands (1728-1779)

(v) transform and make suitable for consumption by heating; "These potatoes have to cook for 20 minutes"

(v) transform by heating; "The apothecary cooked the medicinal mixture in a big iron kettle"

(v) prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please"

(v) prepare a hot meal; "My husband doesn't cook"

(v) fake or falsify; "Fudge the figures"; "cook the books"; "falsify the data"

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(n) drawing a figure satisfying certain conditions as part of solving a problem or proving a theorem; "the assignment was to make a construction that could be used in proving the Pythagorean theorem"

(n) the act of constructing or building something; "during the construction we had to take a detour"; "his hobby was the building of boats"

(n) the commercial activity involved in constructing buildings; "their main business is home construction"; "workers in the building trades"

(n) a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity; "the structure consisted of a series of arches"; "she wore her hair in an amazing construction of whirls and ribbons"

(n) the creation of a construct; the process of combining ideas into a congruous object of thought

(n) a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit; "I concluded from his awkward constructions that he was a foreigner"

(n) an interpretation of a text or action; "they put an unsympathetic construction on his conduct"

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(v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"

(v) make an investment; "Put money into bonds"

(v) cause to be admitted; of persons to an institution; "After the second episode, she had to be committed"; "he was committed to prison"

(v) confer a trust upon; "The messenger was entrusted with the general's secret"; "I commit my soul to God"

(v) perform an act, usually with a negative connotation; "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

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(n) (genetics) the act of mixing different species or varieties of animals or plants and thus to produce hybrids

(n) an organism that is the offspring of genetically dissimilar parents or stock; especially offspring produced by breeding plants or animals of different varieties or breeds or species; "a mule is a cross between a horse and a donkey"

(n) a cross as an emblem of Christianity; used in heraldry

(n) a wooden structure consisting of an upright post with a transverse piece

(n) marking consisting of crossing lines

(n) any affliction that causes great suffering; "that is his cross to bear"; "he bears his afflictions like a crown of thorns"

(v) breed animals or plants using parents of different races and varieties; "cross a horse and a donkey"; "Mendel tried crossbreeding"; "these species do not interbreed"

(v) trace a line through or across; "cross your `t'"

(v) travel across or pass over; "The caravan covered almost 100 miles each day"

(v) meet and pass; "the trains crossed"

(v) fold so as to resemble a cross; "she crossed her legs"

(v) meet at a point

(v) hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of; "What ultimately frustrated every challenger was Ruth's amazing September surge"; "foil your opponent"

(v) to cover or extend over an area or time period; "Rivers traverse the valley floor", "The parking lot spans 3 acres"; "The novel spans three centuries"

(s) perversely irritable

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