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     1. part. (en-part)
     2. part. A particle used for marking the following verb as an infinitive.
           I want to leave.
           He asked me what to do.
           I don’t know how to say it.
           I have places to go and people to see.
     7. part. As above, with the verb implied.
           Did you visit the museum? I wanted to, but it was closed..
           If he hasn't read it yet, he ought to.
     10. part. A particle used to create phrasal or prepositional verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
           She looks to him for guidance.
     13. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     15. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     18. prep. Indicating a relationship between an adjective and an infinitive.
           The log was heavy to lift.
           I chose to change my mind.
     21. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     23. prep. Used after an adjective to indicate its application.
           similar to ..., relevant to ..., pertinent to ..., I was nice to him, he was cruel to her, I am used to walking.
     25. prep. (obsolete,) As a.
           With God to friend (with God as a friend);   with The Devil to fiend (with the Devil as a foe);   lambs slaughtered to lake (lambs slaughtered as a sacrifice);   t
     27. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate ratios; in informal use the ratios are not reduced to smallest terms.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
     30. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate that the preceding term is to be raised to the power of the following value; indicates exponentiation.
           Three squared or three to the second power is nine.
           Three to the power of two is nine.
           Three to the second is nine.
     34. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     36. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     38. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     40. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     42. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     43. adv. (misspelling of too)
     1. v. (transitive, heading) To create.
     2. v.    To build, construct, or produce.
             We made a bird feeder for our yard.
             I'll make a man out of him yet.
     5. v.   * (RQ:WBsnt IvryGt, chapter=Prologue, passage=Thus, when he drew up instructions in lawyer language, he expressed the important words by an initial, a medial, or a final consonant, and mad
     6. v.   *: I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. … The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, open
     7. v.   *: Yet in “Through a Latte, Darkly”, a new study of how Starbucks has largely avoided paying tax in Britain, Edward Kleinbard(...)shows that current tax rules make it easy for all sorts of
     8. v.    To write or compose.
             I made a poem for her wedding.
             He made a will.
     11. v.    To bring about.
             make war
             They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men.
     14. v.    (religious) To create as, earth, heaven, stars, etc.
     15. v.   * 1460-1500, The Towneley Playsː
     16. v.   *: I see that it is good; now make we man to our likeness, that shall be keeper of mere & leas(ow), of fowls and fish in flood.
             God made earth and heaven.
     18. v. (intransitive, now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act.
           To make like a deer caught in the headlights.
           They made nice together, as if their fight never happened.
           He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands.
     22. v. (intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.
     23. v. To constitute.
           They make a cute couple.
           This makes the third infraction.
           One swallow does not a summer make.
     27. v. 1995, Harriette Simpson Arnow: Critical Essays on Her Work, p.46:
     28. v. (intransitive, construed with of typically interrogative) To interpret.
           I don’t know what to make of it.
     30. v. (transitive, usually stressed) To bring into success.
           This company is what made you.
           She married into wealth and so has it made.
     33. v. (transitive, second object is an adjective or participle) To cause to be.
           The citizens made their objections clear.
           This might make you a bit woozy.
           Did I make myself heard?
           Scotch will make you a man.
     38. v. To cause to appear to be; to represent as.
     39. v. (transitive, second object is a verb) To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).
           You're making her cry.
           I was made to feel like a criminal.
     42. v. (transitive, second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
           The teacher made the student study.
           Don’t let them make you suffer.
     45. v. (transitive, of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
           His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.
     47. v. (transitive, of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes.
     48. v. (transitive, US slang) To recognise, identify.
     49. v. (transitive, colloquial) To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.
           We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.
     51. v. (intransitive, colloquial) To proceed (in a direction).
           They made westward over the snowy mountains.
           Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!
           They made away from the fire toward the river.
     55. v. To cover (a given distance) by travelling.
     56. v. To move at (a speed).
           The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.
           This baby can make 220 miles an hour.
     59. v. To appoint; to name.
     60. v. (transitive, slang) To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).
     61. v. (intransitive, colloquial, euphemistic) To defecate or urinate.
     62. v. To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).
           You have to spend money to make money!
           He made twenty bucks playing poker last night.
           They hope to make a bigger profit.
           She makes more than he does, and works longer hours than he does, but she still does most of the house-cleaning.
           He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.
           She made ten points in that game.
     69. v. To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.
     70. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
     71. v. To enact; to establish.
     72. v. To develop into; to prove to be.
           She'll make a fine president.
     74. v. To form or formulate in the mind.
           make plans
           made a questionable decision
     77. v. (obsolete) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make.
     78. v. (obsolete) To increase; to augment; to accrue.
     79. v. (obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.
     80. v. (now, archaic) To cause to be (in a specified place), used after a subjective (m, en, what).
     81. v. (transitive, euphemism) To take the virginity of.
     82. n. (often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model.
           What make of car do you drive?
     84. n. How a thing is made; construction.
     85. n. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture.
           The camera was of German make.
     87. n. Quantity produced, especially of materials.
     88. n. (dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing.
     89. n. A person's character or disposition.
     90. n. (bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand.
     91. n. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit.
     92. n. (computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.
     93. n. (slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence.
     94. n. (slang) Past or future target of seduction (usually female).
     95. n. (slang) A promotion.
     96. n. A home-made project
     97. n. (basketball) A made basket.
     98. n. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.
     99. n. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, now, rare) A halfpenny.
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     4. art. Used in conjunction with the adjectives score, dozen, hundred, thousand, and million, as a function word.
           I've seen it happen a hundred times.
     6. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     8. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     10. art. Any, every; used before a noun which has become modified to limit its scope;
           A man who dies intestate leaves his children troubles and difficulties.
           He fell all that way, and hasn't a bump on his head?
     13. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     14. art. Someone or something like; similar to; Used before a proper noun to create an example out of it.
           The center of the village was becoming a Times Square.
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     18. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     20. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     22. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     23. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     25. prep. To do with status; In.
     26. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
     27. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
     28. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     29. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     31. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     32. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     33. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     35. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     36. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     1. adj. Parodical; parodic
     2. n. A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.
     3. n. A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
     4. n. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
     5. v. To make a burlesque parody of
     6. v. To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
     1. n. A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
     2. n. (archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
     3. v. To make a parody of something.
           The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.
     1. prep. Expressing direction.
     2. prep.    (now, obsolete or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), off.
     3. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.10, 2, XIII, x):
     4. prep.   *: Sir said Galahad by this shelde ben many merueils fallen / Sir sayd the knyght hit befelle after the passion of our lord Ihesu Crist xxxij yere that Ioseph of Armathye the gentyl knyght
     5. prep.   * (RQ:RBrtn AntmyMlncly), II.5.3.ii:
     6. prep.   *: Against headache, vertigo, vapours which ascend forth of the stomach to molest the head, read Hercules de Saxonia and others.
     7. prep.    (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     8. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark IX:
     9. prep.   *: And he axed his father: howe longe is it agoo, sens this hath happened hym? And he sayde, of a chylde.
     10. prep.   * 1616, William Shakespeare, Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV.4:
     11. prep.   *: one that I brought vp of a puppy(...)I was sent to deliuer him, as a present to Mistris Siluia, from my Master.
     12. prep.   * 2010 July 29, Simon Tisdall, The Guardian:
     13. prep.   *: Obama has been obliged to make nice of late in hope of rescuing the moribund two-state process and preventing resumed West Bank settlement building.
     14. prep.    From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
     15. prep.   * 1932 September 30, Time:
     16. prep.   *: Though Washington does not offically recognize Moscow, the Hoover Administration permits a Soviet Russian Information Bureau to flourish in a modest red brick house on Massachusetts Ave
     17. prep.   * 2010 November 7, The Guardian:
     18. prep.   *: There are now upwards of 1.4 million 99ers in America facing a life with no benefits and few prospects for finding a job in a market in which companies are still not hiring.
     19. prep.    (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
     20. prep.   * 1940 June 17, Little Bull Booed, Time:
     21. prep.   *: Fellow Democrats, he began, I left Washington at a quarter of two this morning(nb...)..
     22. prep.   * 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin, 2006, page 194:
     23. prep.   *: Quarter of seven. Fifteen minutes to go.
     24. prep. Expressing separation.
     25. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.
     26. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 15.18, 2, XIII, xviij):
     27. prep.   *: And ther with on his handes and on his knees he wente soo nyghe that he touched the holy vessel / and kyste hit / and anone he was hole / and thenne he sayd lord god I thanke the / for
     28. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     29. prep.   *: Antigonus took upon him to favour a souldier of his by reason of his vertue and valour, to have great care of him, and see whether they could recover him of a lingering and inward disea
     30. prep.   * 1816 February 20, Jane Austen, Letter:
     31. prep.   *: I am almost entirely cured of my rheumatism—just a little pain in my knee now and then, to make me remember what it was, and keep on flannel.
     32. prep.   * 1951, Time, 3 September:
     33. prep.   *: In Houston, ten minutes after the Lindquist Finance Corp. was robbed of $447, Office Manager Howard Willson got a phone call from the thief who complained: You didn't have enough money
     34. prep.    Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.
     35. prep.   * 1731 August 28, Jonathan Swift, Letter:
     36. prep.   *: But schemes are perfectly accidental: some will appear barren of hints and matter, but prove to be fruitful(nb...).
     37. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Stuart James, The Guardian:
     38. prep.   *: Yet for long spells Villa looked laboured and devoid of ideas.
     39. prep.    (obsolete) Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.
     40. prep.   * 1822, Jacob Bailey Moore, New Hampshire, volume 1, page 5:
     41. prep.   *: He was kindly treated by the people at Saco, and recovered of his wounds.
     42. prep. Expressing origin.
     43. prep.    Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.
     44. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts II:
     45. prep.   *: They wondred all, and marveylled sayinge amonge themselves: Loke, are not all these which speake off galile? And howe heare we every man his awne tongue wherein we were boren?
     46. prep.   * 1954, The Rotarian, volume 85:6:
     47. prep.   *: My father was born of a family of weavers in Manchester, England.
     48. prep.   * 2010, The Cost of Repair, The Economist:
     49. prep.   *: Nothing may come of these ideas, yet their potential should not be dismissed.
     50. prep.    Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation; from, out of, as an expression of.
     51. prep.   * (RQ:Mlry MrtDrthr, 12.19, 2, X, xix):
     52. prep.   *: Faire knyght said Palomydes me semeth we haue assayed eyther other passyng sore / and yf hit may please the / I requyre the of thy knyghthode telle me thy name / Sir said the knyȝt to P
     53. prep.   * 1803, John Smalley, Sermons:
     54. prep.   *: Undoubtedly it is to be understood, that inflicting deserved punishment on all evil doers, of right, belongs to God.
     55. prep.   * 2008 December 3, Rowenna Davis, The Guardian:
     56. prep.   *: The woman who danced for me said she was there of her own free will, but when I pushed a bit further, I discovered that she owed a man a lot of money, and had to pay it back quickly.
     57. prep.    Following an intransitive verb: indicating the source or cause of the verb.
     58. prep.   * 2006, Joyce Carol Oates, The Female of the Species:
     59. prep.   *: He smelled of beer and cigarette smoke and his own body.
     60. prep.   * 2010 October 5, Rebecca Omonira-Oyekanmi, The Guardian:
     61. prep.   *: Two men, one from Somalia and one from Zimbabwe, died of terminal illnesses shortly after their incarceration ended.
     62. prep.    Following an adjective, indicating the subject or cause of the adjective.
     63. prep.   * 2010 September 23, Bagehot, The Economist:
     64. prep.   *: Lib Dems were appalled by Mr Boles’s offer, however kindly meant: the party is so frightened of losing its independence under Mr Clegg that such a pact would “kill” him, says a senior m
     65. prep.   * 2015, Vincent J. M. DiMaio, Gunshot Wounds:
     66. prep.   *: Thus, one finds individuals dead of a gunshot wound with potentially lethal levels of drugs.
     67. prep. Expressing agency.
     68. prep.    Following a passive verb to indicate the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with (m, en, by)).
     69. prep.   * 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Acts IX:
     70. prep.   *: After a good while, the iewes toke cousell amonge themselves to kyll him. But their layinges awayte wer knowen of Saul.
     71. prep.   * (RQ:Flr Mntgn Essays), II.1:
     72. prep.   *: she might appeare to be the lively patterne of another Lucrece, yet know I certainly that, both before that time and afterward, she had beene enjoyed of others upon easier composition.
     73. prep.   * 1995, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, :
     74. prep.   *: The family is ordained of God.
     75. prep.   * 2008 March 27, Selling rhythm to the world, The Economist:
     76. prep.   *: Colombia and Venezuela share an elegantly restrained style, with much back-stepping, smaller hand-movements and little use of the elaborate, arm-tangling moves beloved of Cuban dancers.
     77. prep.    Used to introduce the subjective genitive; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase.
     78. prep.   * 1994, Paul Coates, Film at the Intersection of High and Mass Culture, page 136:
     79. prep.   *: In Blood and Sand, meanwhile, Valentino repeatedly solicits the attention of women who have turned away from him.
     80. prep.   * 2009 December 28, Head to head, The Economist:
     81. prep.   *: Somehow Croatia has escaped the opprobrium of the likes of the German Christian Democrats and others that are against any rapid enlargement of the European Union to the include rest of
     82. prep.    Following an adjective, used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.
     83. prep.   * 1815, Jane Austen, Emma:
     84. prep.   *: When this was over, Mr. Woodhouse gratefully observed,—It is very kind of you, Mr. Knightley, to come out at this late hour to call upon us..
     85. prep.   * 2007 January 10, Dorian Lynskey, The Guardian:
     86. prep.   *: Morrissey's spokesperson says he is considering the offer. It would perhaps be rude of him to decline.
     87. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     88. prep.    After a verb expressing construction, making etc., used to indicate the material or substance used.
     89. prep.   * 1846, Herman Melville, Typee:
     90. prep.   *: The mallet is made of a hard heavy wood resembling ebony, is about twelve inches in length, and perhaps two in breadth, with a rounded handle at one end(nb...).
     91. prep.    Directly following a noun, used to indicate the material from which it is made.
     92. prep.   * 2010 January 23, Simon Mawer, The Guardian:
     93. prep.   *: Perhaps symbolically, Van Doesburg was building a house of straw: he died within a few months of completion, not in Meudon but in Davos, of a heart attack following a bout of asthma.
     94. prep.    Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.
     95. prep.   * 1853, William Makepeace Thackeray, Barry Lyndon:
     96. prep.   *: His papers at this period contain a mass of very unedifying and uninteresting documents(nb...).
     97. prep.   * 2010 October 31, Polly Vernon, The Guardian:
     98. prep.   *: I'd expected to be confronted by oodles of barely suppressed tension and leather-clad, pouty-mouthed, large-haired sexiness; the visual shorthand of rock gods in general, and Jon Bon Jo
     99. prep.    Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.
     100. prep.   * 1719, Daniel Defoe, Robinson Crusoe:
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