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agriculture
     1. n. The art or science of cultivating the ground, including the harvesting of crops, and the rearing and management of livestock
to
     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
not to know him
now things have come to light
apply
     1. v. To lay or place; to put (one thing to another)
           to apply cream to a rash
     2. v. To put to use; to use or employ for a particular purpose, or in a particular case; to appropriate; to devote
           to apply funds to the repayment of a debt
     3. v. To make use of, declare, or pronounce, as suitable, fitting, or relative; as, to apply the testimony to the case
     4. v. To fix closely; to engage and employ diligently, or with attention; to attach; to incline.
     5. v. To betake; to address; to refer; generally used reflexively.
     6. v. (intransitive) To submit oneself as a candidate (with the adposition "to" designating the recipient of the submission, and the adposition "for" designating the position).
           I recently applied to the tavern for a job as a bartender.
           Most of the colleges she applied to were ones she thought she had a good chance of getting into.
           Many of them don't know it, but almost a third of the inmates are eligible to apply for parole or work-release programs.
     7. v. (intransitive) To pertain or be relevant to a specified individual or group.
           That rule only applies to foreigners.
     8. v. (obsolete) To busy; to keep at work; to ply.
     9. v. (obsolete) To visit.
     10. adj. alternative spelling of appley
mulch
     1. n. (agriculture, horticulture) Any material used to cover the top layer of soil to protect, insulate, or decorate it, or to discourage weeds or retain moisture.
           An organic mulch is a mulch made of natural substances such as leaves or grass clippings.
     2. n. (agriculture) A material used as mulch, as a decorative redwood bark mulch.
     3. v. (agriculture) To apply mulch.
           Mulch your vegetable garden to retain moisture and keep weeds down.
     4. v. (agriculture) To turn into mulch.
           I decided to mulch the grass clippings.
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