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     1. pron. (personal) A male person or animal already known or implied.
     2. pron. (personal, sometimes proscribed, see usage notes) A person whose gender is unknown or irrelevant.
           The rulebook clearly states that "if any student is caught cheating, he will be expelled", and you were caught cheating, were you not, Anna?
     3. pron. (personal) An animal whose gender is unknown.
     4. n. The game of tag, or it, in which the player attempting to catch the others is called "he".
     5. n. (informal) A male.
           Alex totally is a he.
     6. n. The name of the fifth letter of many Semitic alphabets (Phoenician, Aramaic, Hebrew, Syriac, Arabic and others).
he encouraged
now there he was!
     1. adv. In a gradual manner; making slow progress; slowly.
     2. adv. (obsolete) by degrees
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of fatten; fatted
          1. v. (intransitive) To become fatter.
                He gradually fattened in the five years after getting married.
          2. v. To cause to be fatter.
                We must fatten the turkey in time for Thanksgiving.
          3. v. To make fertile and fruitful; to enrich.
                to fatten land
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in a troubled way
but what her eye took in
     1. art. Definite grammatical article that implies necessarily that an entity it articulates is presupposed; something already mentioned, or completely specified later in that same sentence, or assumed already
           I’m reading the book. (Compare I’m reading a book.)
           The street in front of your house. (Compare A street in Paris.)
           The men and women watched the man give the birdseed to the bird.
     2. art.          Used before a noun modified by a restrictive relative clause, indicating that the noun refers to a single referent defined by the relative clause.
                    The street that runs through my hometown.
     3. art. Used before an object considered to be unique, or of which there is only one at a time.
           No one knows how many galaxies there are in the universe.
           God save the Queen!
     4. art. Used before a superlative or an ordinal number modifying a noun, to indicate that the noun refers to a single item.
           That was the best apple pie ever.
     5. art.          Added to a superlative or an ordinal number to make it into a substantive.
                    That apple pie was the best.
     6. art. Introducing a singular term to be taken generically: preceding a name of something standing for a whole class.
     7. art. Used before an adjective, indicating all things (especially persons) described by that adjective.
           Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, and afflict the comfortable.
     8. art. Used to indicate a certain example of (a noun) which is usually of most concern or most common or familiar.
           No one in the whole country had seen it before.
           I don't think I'll get to it until the morning.
     9. art. Used before a body part (especially of someone previously mentioned), as an alternative to a possessive pronoun.
           A stone hit him on the head. (= “A stone hit him on his head.”)
     10. art. When stressed, indicates that it describes an object which is considered to be best or exclusively worthy of attention.
           That is the hospital to go to for heart surgery.
     11. adv. 1=With a comparative ormore and a verb phrase, establishes a parallel with one or more other such comparatives.
           The hotter the better.
           The more I think about it, the weaker it looks.
           The more money donated, the more books purchased, and the more happy children.
           It looks weaker and weaker, the more I think about it.
     12. adv. 1=With a comparative, and often withfor it, indicates a result more like said comparative. This can be negated withnone.
           It was a difficult time, but I’m the wiser for it.
           It was a difficult time, and I’m none the wiser for it.
           I'm much the wiser for having had a difficult time like that.
did you see the snake
said the county attorney
     1. num. (cardinal) A numerical value equal to 5; the number following four and preceding six. This many dots: (•••••).
     2. num. Describing a group or set with five elements.
     3. n. The digit/figure 5.
           He wrote a five followed by four zeroes.
     4. n. (US) A five-dollar bill.
           Can anyone here change a five?
     5. n. Anything measuring five units, as length.
           All the fives are over there in the corner, next to the fours.
     6. n. A person who is five years old.
           The fives and sixes will have snack first, then the older kids.
     7. n. Five o'clock.
           See you at five.
     8. n. A short rest, especially one of five minutes.
           Take five, soldier.
     9. n. (basketball) A basketball team, club or lineup.
and find that he was a man of fifty-five;
my experience is that five murderers out of ten
     1. n. plural of year.
     2. n. (colloquial, hyperbole) A very long time.
           It took years for the bus to come.
though for twenty years
I was out there two years
          1. n. A solar year, the time it takes the Earth to complete one revolution of the Sun (between 365.24 and 365.26 days depending on the point of reference).
                we moved to this town a year ago;  I quit smoking exactly one year ago
          2. n. (by extension) The time it takes for any astronomical object (such as a planet, dwarf planet, small Solar System body, or comet) in direct orbit around a star (such as the Sun) to make one revolution
                Mars goes around the sun once in a Martian year, or 1.88 Earth years.
          3. n. A period between set dates that mark a year, from January 1 to December 31 by the Gregorian calendar, from Tishiri 1 to Elul 29 by the Jewish calendar, and from Muharram 1 to Dhu al-Hijjah 29 or 30 by
                A normal year has 365 full days, but there are 366 days in a leap year.
                I was born in the year 1950.
                This Chinese year is the year of the Rooster.
          4. n. A scheduled part of a calendar year spent in a specific activity.
                During this school year I have to get up at 6:30 to catch the bus.
          5. n. (sciences) A Julian year, exactly 365.25 days, represented by "a".
          6. n. A level or grade in school or college.
                Every second-year student must select an area of specialization.
                The exams in year 12 at high school are the most difficult.
          7. n. The proportion of a creature's lifespan equivalent to one year of an average human lifespan (see also dog year).
                Geneticists have created baker's yeast that can live to 800 in yeast years.
     1. adv. Behind; later in time; following.
           They lived happily ever after.
           I left the room, and the dog bounded after.
     2. prep. Subsequently to; following in time; later than.
           We had a few beers after the game.
           The time is quarter after eight.
           The Cold War began shortly after the Second World War.
     3. prep. Behind.
           He will leave a trail of destruction after him.
     4. prep. In pursuit of, seeking.
           He's after a job; run after him; inquire after her health.
     5. prep. In allusion to, in imitation of; following or referencing.
           We named him after his grandfather; a painting after Leonardo da Vinci.
     6. prep. Next in importance or rank.
           The princess is next in line to the throne after the prince.
     7. prep. As a result of.
           After your bad behaviour, you will be punished.
     8. prep. In spite of.
           After all that has happened, he is still my friend.
           I can't believe that, after all our advice against gambling, you walked into that casino!
     9. prep. (Irish usually preceded by a form of be followed by an -ing form of a verb) Used to indicate recent completion of an activity
           I was after finishing my dinner when there was a knock on the door.
     10. prep. (dated) According to an author or text.
     11. prep. Denoting the aim or object; concerning; in relation to.
           to look after workmen; to enquire after a friend; to thirst after righteousness
     12. prep. (obsolete) According to the direction and influence of; in proportion to; befitting.
     13. conj. Signifies that the action of the clause it starts takes place before the action of the other clause.
           I went home after we had decided to call it a day.
     14. adj. (dated) Later; second (of two); next, following, subsequent
     15. adj. (nautical, where the frame of reference is within the ship) At or towards the stern of a ship.
           The after gun is mounted aft.
           The after gun is abaft the forward gun.
after a moment
year after year
     1. v. present participle of get
     2. n. The act of obtaining or acquiring; acquisition.
     3. n. That which is got or obtained; gain; profit.
not getting a bit excited
that he guessed she was getting scary
          1. v. (ditransitive) To obtain; to acquire.
                I'm going to get a computer tomorrow from the discount store.
                Lance is going to get Mary a ring.
          2. v. To receive.
                I got a computer from my parents for my birthday.
                You need to get permission to leave early.
                He got a severe reprimand for that.
          3. v. (transitive, in a perfect construction, with present-tense meaning) To have. (See usage notes.)
                I've got a concert ticket for you.
          4. v. (copulative) To become.
                I'm getting hungry; how about you?
                Don't get drunk tonight.
          5. v. To cause to become; to bring about.
                That song gets me so depressed every time I hear it.
                I'll get this finished by lunchtime.
                I can't get these boots off upright - (or on'upright,).
          6. v. To fetch, bring, take.
                Can you get my bag from the living-room, please?
                I need to get this to the office.
          7. v. To cause to do.
                Somehow she got him to agree to it.
                I can't get it to work.
          8. v. (intransitive, with various prepositions, such as into, over, or behind; for specific idiomatic senses see individual entries get into, get over, etc.) To adopt, assume, arrive at, or progress towards
                The actors are getting into position.
                When are we going to get to London?
                I'm getting into a muddle.
                We got behind the wall.
          9. v. To cover (a certain distance) while travelling.
                to get a mile
          10. v. To cause to come or go or move.
          11. v. To cause to be in a certain status or position.
          12. v. (intransitive) To begin (doing something).
                We ought to get moving or we'll be late.
                After lunch we got chatting.
          13. v. To take or catch (a scheduled transportation service).
                I normally get the 7:45 train.
                I'll get the 9 a.m. flight to Boston.
          14. v. To respond to (a telephone call, a doorbell, etc).
                Can you get that call, please? I'm busy.
          15. v. (intransitive, followed by infinitive) To be able, permitted (to do something); to have the opportunity (to do something).
                I'm so jealous that you got to see them perform live!
                The finders get to keep 80 percent of the treasure.
          16. v. (transitive, informal) To understand. (compare get it)
                Yeah, I get it, it's just not funny.
                I don't get what you mean by "fun". This place sucks!
                I mentioned that I was feeling sad, so she mailed me a box of chocolates. She gets me.
          17. v. (transitive, informal) To be told; be the recipient of (a question, comparison, opinion, etc.).
                "You look just like Helen Mirren." / "I get that a lot.".
          18. v. (informal) To be. Used to form the passive of verbs.
                He got bitten by a dog.
          19. v. To become ill with or catch (a disease).
                I went on holiday and got malaria.
          20. v. (transitive, informal) To catch out, trick successfully.
                He keeps calling pretending to be my boss—it gets me every time.
          21. v. (transitive, informal) To perplex, stump.
                That question's really got me.
          22. v. To find as an answer.
                What did you get for question four?
          23. v. (transitive, informal) To bring to reckoning; to catch (as a criminal); to effect retribution.
                The cops finally got me.
                I'm gonna get him for that.
          24. v. To hear completely; catch.
                Sorry, I didn't get that. Could you repeat it?
          25. v. To getter.
                I put the getter into the container to get the gases.
          26. v. (now rare) To beget (of a father).
          27. v. (archaic) To learn; to commit to memory; to memorize; sometimes with out.
                to get a lesson;  to get out one's Greek lesson
          28. v. (imperative, informal) Used with a personal pronoun to indicate that someone is being pretentious or grandiose.
                Get her with her new hairdo.
          29. v. (informal, mostly, imperative) Go away; get lost.
          30. v. (euphemism) To kill.
                They’re coming to get you, Barbara.
          31. v. (intransitive, obsolete) To make acquisitions; to gain; to profit.
          32. n. (dated) Offspring.
          33. n. Lineage.
          34. n. (sports) A difficult return or block of a shot.
          35. n. Something gained.
          36. n. (UK, regional) A git.
          37. n. (Judaism) A Jewish writ of divorce.
     1. adj. In a state of marriage; having a wife or a husband.
     2. adj. (figuratively) Showing commitment or devotion normally reserved for a spouse
           married to one's work.
     3. v. simple past tense and past participle of marry
     4. n. A married person.
           My plan is to wait to have sex until I'm married.
married to the law!
since she had turned away at that suggestion of being married to the law
          1. v. (intransitive) To enter into the conjugal or connubial state; to take a husband or a wife.
                Neither of her daughters showed any desire to marry.
          2. v. (transitive, in passive) To be joined to (someone) as spouse according to law or custom.
                She was not happily married.
                His daughter was married some five years ago to a tailor's apprentice.
          3. v. To arrange for the marriage of; to give away as wife or husband.
                He was eager to marry his daughter to a nobleman.
          4. v. To take as husband or wife.
                In some cultures, it is acceptable for an uncle to marry his niece.
          5. v. (transitive, figuratively) To unite; to join together into a close union.
                The attempt to marry medieval plainsong with speed metal produced interesting results.
          6. v. To unite in wedlock or matrimony; to perform the ceremony of joining spouses; to bring about a marital union according to the laws or customs of a place.
                A justice of the peace will marry Jones and Smith.
          7. v. (nautical) To place (two ropes) alongside each other so that they may be grasped and hauled on at the same time.
          8. v. (nautical) To join (two ropes) end to end so that both will pass through a block.
          9. interj. (obsolete) indeed!, in truth!; a term of asseveration.
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