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     1. adj. Of, or pertaining to, a specific region or district.
     2. adj. Of, or pertaining to, a large geographic region.
     3. adj. Of, or pertaining to, one part of the body.
     4. adj. (Australia) Of a state or other geographic area, those parts which are not metropolitan, but are somewhat densely populated and usually contain a number of significant towns.
     5. n. An entity or event with scope limited to a single region.
     1. adj. (of words, equipment, etc.) No longer in use; gone into disuse; disused or neglected (often by preference for something newer, which replaces the subject).
           It is speculated that, within a few years, the Internet's speedy delivery of news worldwide will make newspapers obsolete.
     2. adj. (biology) Imperfectly developed; not very distinct.
     3. v. (transitive, US) To cause to become obsolete.
           This software component has been obsoleted.
           We are in the process of obsoleting this product.
     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
went to the sink
     1. v. To communicate, usually by means of speech.
           Although I don't speak Chinese I managed to talk with the villagers using signs and gestures.
           They sat down to talk business.
           We talk French sometimes.
     2. v. (transitive, informal) To discuss.
           They sat down to talk business.
           We're not talking rocket science here: it should be easy.
     3. v. (intransitive, slang) To confess, especially implicating others.
           Suppose he talks?
           She can be relied upon not to talk.
           They tried to make me talk.
     4. v. (intransitive) To criticize someone for something of which one is guilty oneself.
           I am not the one to talk.
           She is a fine one to talk.
           You should talk.
           Look who's talking.
     5. v. (intransitive) To gossip; to create scandal.
           People will talk.
           Aren't you afraid the neighbours will talk?
     6. v. (informal, chiefly used in the present participle) To influence someone to express something, especially a particular stance or viewpoint or in a particular manner.
           You're only sticking up for her because you like her; that's your penis talking.
           That's not like you at all, Jared. The drugs are talking. Snap out of it!
     7. n. A conversation or discussion; usually serious, but informal.
           We need to have a talk about your homework.
     8. n. A lecture.
           There is a talk on Shakespeare tonight.
     9. n. (preceded by the; often qualified by a following of) A major topic of social discussion.
           She is the talk of the day.
           The musical is the talk of the town.
     10. n. (preceded by the) A customary conversation by parent(s) or guardian(s) with their (often teenaged) child about a reality of life; in particular:
     11. n.          A customary conversation in which parent(s) explain sexual intercourse to their child.
                    Have you had the talk with Jay yet?
     12. n.          (US) A customary conversation in which the parent(s) of a black child explain the racism and violence they may face, especially when interacting with p
     13. n. (not preceded by an article) Empty boasting, promises or claims.
           The party leader's speech was all talk.
     14. n. Meeting to discuss a particular matter.
           The leaders of the G8 nations are currently in talks over nuclear weapons.
I do want to talk about that but
and it is not easy to get him to talk
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
     1. v. (intransitive) To communicate with one's voice, to say words out loud.
           I was so surprised I couldn't speak.
           You're speaking too fast.
     2. v. (intransitive) To have a conversation.
           It's been ages since we've spoken.
     3. v. (by extension) To communicate or converse by some means other than orally, such as writing or facial expressions.
           He spoke of it in his diary.
           Speak to me only with your eyes.
           Actions speak louder than words.
     4. v. (intransitive) To deliver a message to a group; to deliver a speech.
           This evening I shall speak on the topic of correct English usage.
     5. v. To be able to communicate in a language.
           He speaks Mandarin fluently.
     6. v. To utter.
           I was so surprised that I couldn't speak a word.
     7. v. To communicate (some fact or feeling); to bespeak, to indicate.
     8. v. (informal, transitive, sometimes humorous) To understand (as though it were a language).
           Sorry, I don't speak idiot.
           So you can program in C. But do you speak C++?
     9. v. (intransitive) To produce a sound; to sound.
     10. v. (transitive, archaic) To address; to accost; to speak to.
     11. n. language, jargon, or terminology used uniquely in a particular environment or group.
           Corporate speak; IT speak.
     12. n. Speach, conversation.
     13. n. (dated) a low class bar, a speakeasy.
the women did not speak
she did not speak loudly
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