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     1. contraction. (literary, or archaic, also occasionally colloquial) it is.
           ’Tis the season to be jolly. — Popular Christmas song ("Deck the Halls").
           ’Tis good ta’ ’ave ya back boy! (to have you)
           ’Tis a shame!
           ’Tis but a scratch!
     1. adv. (archaic) Alternative form of No.
     2. n. Alternative form of No.
     3. n. Alternative form of Noh: a form of classical Japanese drama.
     4. det. Not any.
           no one
           There is no water left.
           No hot dogs were sold yesterday.
           No customer personal data will be retained unless it is rendered anonymous.
           There was no score at the end of the first period. (The score was 0-0.)
     5. det. Hardly any.
           We'll be finished in no time at all.
     6. det. Not any possibility or allowance of (doing something).
           No smoking
           There's no stopping her once she gets going.
     7. det. Not (a); not properly, not really; not fully.
           My mother's no fool.
           Working nine to five every day is no life.
     8. adv. (now only used with comparatives, except in Scotland) Not, not at all.
           It is a different kind of torture, but no less gruesome.
           I just want to find out whether she's coming or no.
     9. part. Used to show disagreement or negation.
           No, you are mistaken.
           No, you may not watch television now.
     10. part. Used to show agreement with a negative question.
           "Don’t you like milk?" "No" (i.e., "No, I don’t like milk.")
     11. part. (colloquial) As if to say, "No, don’t doubt this!", or to deny an imagined contradictory statement, used to show intense agreement
           No, totally.
           No, yeah, that's exactly right.
           "Wow!" "Yeah, no, it was really awful!".
           No, yeah
     12. n. A negating expression; an answer that shows disagreement or disapproval.
     13. n. A vote not in favor, or opposing a proposition.
           The workers voted on whether to strike, and there were thirty "yeses" and one "no".
     14. adv. (archaic) Alternative form of No.
     15. n. Alternative form of No.
     1. n. A heavy shoe that covers part of the leg.
     2. n.          (sports) A kind of sports shoe worn by players of certain games such as cricket and football.
     3. n. A blow with the foot; a kick.
     4. n. (construction) A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc.
     5. n. A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot.
     6. n. (US) A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp.
     7. n. A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraft’s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot.
     8. n. (obsolete) A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach.
     9. n. (archaic) A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach.
     10. n. (US, military police slang) A recently arrived recruit; a rookie.
     11. n. (Australia, British, NZ, automotive) The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car.
     12. n. (informal) The act or process of removing or firing someone (give someone the boot).
     13. n. (UK, slang) unattractive person, ugly woman (usu as "old boot")
     14. n. (firearms) A hard plastic case for a long firearm, typically moulded to the shape of the gun and intended for use in a vehicle.
     15. n. (baseball) A bobbled ball.
     16. n. (botany) The inflated flag leaf sheath of a wheat plant.
     17. v. To kick.
           I booted the ball toward my teammate.
     18. v. To put boots on, especially for riding.
     19. v. To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering).
     20. v. (informal) To forcibly eject.
           We need to boot those troublemakers as soon as possible
     21. v. (computing, informal) To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc.
     22. v. (slang) To vomit.
           Sorry, I didn’t mean to boot all over your couch.
     23. n. (archaic, dialectal) remedy, amends
     24. n. profit, plunder
     25. n. (obsolete) That which is given to make an exchange equal, or to make up for the deficiency of value in one of the things exchanged; compensation; recompense
     26. n. (obsolete) Profit; gain; advantage; use.
     27. n. (obsolete) Repair work; the act of fixing structures or buildings.
     28. n. (obsolete) A medicinal cure or remedy.
     29. v. (transitive, obsolete) To profit, avail, benefit.
     30. v. (transitive, obsolete) To enrich; to benefit; to give in addition.
     31. n. (computing) The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device.
           It took three boots, but I finally got the application installed.
     32. v. (computing) To bootstrap; to start a system, e.g. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap.
           When arriving at the office, first thing I do is booting my machine.
     33. n. A bootleg recording.
     1. 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.
     2. 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.
     3. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     4. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     5. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     6. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     7. 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.
     8. 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
     9. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate a ratio or comparison.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
           I have ten dollars to your four.
     10. 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.
     11. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     12. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     13. prep. Used to describe what something consists of or contains.
           Anyone could do this job; there's nothing to it.
           There's a lot of sense to what he says.
     14. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     15. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     16. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     17. adv. misspelling of too
to be sure
to the sink
     1. adj. (current in UK, rare in the US) Subject to discussion (originally at a moot); arguable, debatable, unsolved or impossible to solve.
     2. adj. (North America, chiefly legal) Being an exercise of thought; academic.
           Walter Crane and Lewis F. Day (1903) Moot Points: Friendly Disputes on Art and Industry Between Walter Crane and Lewis F. Day
     3. adj. (North America) Having no practical impact or relevance.
           That point may make for a good discussion, but it is moot.
     4. n. A moot court.
     5. n. A system of arbitration in many areas of Africa in which the primary goal is to settle a dispute and reintegrate adversaries into society rather than assess penalties.
     6. n. (Scouting) A gathering of Rovers, usually in the form of a camp lasting 2 weeks.
     7. n. (paganism) A social gathering of pagans, normally held in a public house.
     8. n. (historical) An assembly (usually for decision making in a locality).
     9. n. (shipbuilding) A ring for gauging wooden pins.
     10. v. To bring up as a subject for debate, to propose.
     11. v. To discuss or debate.
     12. v. (US) To make or declare irrelevant.
     13. v. To argue or plead in a supposed case.
     14. v. (regional, obsolete) To talk or speak.
           'Tis no boot to moot again of it.
     15. v. (Scotland, Northern England) To say, utter, also insinuate.
           He could not moot the words.
     16. n. (Scotland, Northern England) A whisper, or an insinuation, also gossip or rumors.
           Na, I haven't heard a moot of it.
           Haven't you heard the moot, mate? There are going to be layoffs. They are going to shit-can the lot of us.
     17. n. (Scotland, Northern England, rural) Talk.
           No, there's no moot of it on the streets.
           There's some moot of charges, but nothing concrete yet.
     18. n. (Australia) Vagina.
     19. n. (West Country) The stump of a tree; the roots and bottom end of a felled tree.
     20. v. (West Country) To take root and begin to grow.
     21. v. (West Country) To turn up soil or dig up roots, especially an animal with the snout.
     1. adv. Another time; once more.
     2. adv. Over and above a factor of one.
     3. adv. Used metalinguistically, with the repetition being in the discussion, or in the linguistic or pragmatic context of the discussion, rather than in the subject of discussion.
           Great, thanks again!
     4. adv.          Tell me again, say again; used in asking a question to which one may have already received an answer that one cannot remember.
                   What's that called again?
     5. adv.          I ask again, I say again; used in repeating a question or statement.
                   Again, I'm not criticizing, I just want to understand.
     6. adv.          Here too, here also, in this case as well; used in applying a previously made point to a new instance; sometimes preceded by "here".
                   Approach B is better than approach A in many respects, but again, there are difficulties in implementing it.
     7. adv. (obsolete) Back in the reverse direction, or to an original starting point.
           Bring us word again.
     8. adv. Back (to a former place or state).
           We need to bring the old customs to life again.
           The South will rise again.
     9. adv. (obsolete) In return, as a reciprocal action; back.
     10. adv. (obsolete) In any other place.
     11. adv. (obsolete) On the other hand.
     12. adv. Moreover; besides; further.
     13. prep. (obsolete or dialectal) Against.
but here again
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep.          (now obsolete, or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), "off".
     3. prep.          (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep.          From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
                    There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep.          (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
                    What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
                    Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep.          (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
                    He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep.          (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep.          (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
                    The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep.          (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
                    The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep.          (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
                    It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep.          (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
                    I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep.          (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with by).)
                    I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep.          (Used to introduce the "subjective genitive"; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
                    The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep.          (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
                    It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep.          (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
                    Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep.          (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
                    She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep.          (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
                    What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep.          (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
                   Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep.          (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); "which is also".
                    I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep.          (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-ma
                    I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep.          (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
                    He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep.          (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
                    This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep.          (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); "from among".
                    Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep.          (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep.          (now archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
                    On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep.          (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
                    He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep.          Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare "origin" senses, above.
                    He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep.          Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
                    The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep.          Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the "possessive genitive". (With abstract nouns, this inter
                    Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the "objective genitive".
     39. prep.          (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
                    She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep.          (now archaic, or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
                    My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep.          (Indicates a quality or characteristic); "characterized by".
                    Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep.          (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
                    We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep.          (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives mod
                    It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep.          (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
                    Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) For (a given length of time).
                    I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep.          (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
                    After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
was a crate of bananas
matter-of-fact fashion
     1. pron. The third-person singular personal pronoun that is normally used to refer to an inanimate object or abstract entity, also often used to refer to animals.
           Put it over there.
           Take each day as it comes.
           I heard the sound of the school bus - it was early today.
     2. pron. A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to a child, especially of unknown gender.
           She took the baby and held it in her arms.
     3. pron. Used to refer to someone being identified, often on the phone, but not limited to this situation.
           It's me. John.
           Is it her?
     4. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent as the subject of an impersonal verb or statement. (known as the dummy pronoun or weather it)
           It is nearly 10 o’clock.
           It’s 10:45 read ten-forty-five.
           It’s very cold today.
           It’s lonely without you.
     5. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used without referent in various short idioms.
           stick it out
           live it up
           rough it
     6. pron. The impersonal pronoun, used as a placeholder for a delayed subject, or less commonly, object; known as the dummy pronoun or, more formally in linguistics, a syntactic expletive. The delayed subject i
           It is easy to see how she would think that. (with the infinitive clause headed by to see)
           I find it odd that you would say that. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is hard seeing you so sick. (with the gerund seeing)
           He saw to it that everyone would vote for him. (with the noun clause introduced by that)
           It is not clear if the report was true. (with the noun clause introduced by if)
     7. pron. All or the end; something after which there is no more.
           Are there more students in this class, or is this it?
           That's it—I'm not going to any more candy stores with you.
     8. pron. (chiefly pejorative, offensive) A third-person singular personal pronoun used to refer to an animate referent who is transgender or is neither female nor male.
     9. pron. (obsolete) (Followed by an omitted and understood relative pronoun): That which; what.
     10. det. (obsolete) its
     11. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     12. n. The person who chases and tries to catch the other players in the playground game of tag.
           In the next game, Adam and Tom will be it…
     13. n. (British) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     14. n. Sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     15. n. (euphemism) Sexual activity.
           caught them doing it
     16. adj. (colloquial) Most fashionable.
look at it!
it was small
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