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not
     1. adv. Negates the meaning of the modified verb.
           Did you take out the trash? No, I did not.
           Not knowing any better, I went ahead.
     2. adv. To no degree.
           That is not red; it's orange.
     3. conj. And not.
           I wanted a plate of shrimp, not a bucket of chicken.
           He painted the car blue and black, not solid purple.
     4. interj. (slang) Used to indicate that the previous phrase was meant sarcastically or ironically.
           I really like hanging out with my little brother watching Barney... not!
           Sure, you're perfect the way you are... not!
     5. n. Unary logical function NOT, true if input is false, or a gate implementing that negation function.
           You need a not there to conform with the negative logic of the memory chip.
her hand not steady
not even looking at me
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. 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.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. 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?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. 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.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     8. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     9. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
           A God’s name.
     10. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     11. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     12. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     13. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     14. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     15. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     16. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
in a steady
a conceited
very
     1. adj. True, real, actual.
           The fierce hatred of a very woman.  The very blood and bone of our grammar.  He tried his very best.
     2. adj. The same; identical.
           He proposed marriage in the same restaurant, at the very table where they first met.  That's the very tool that I need.
     3. adj. With limiting effect: mere.
     4. adv. To a great extent or degree; extremely; exceedingly.
           You’re drinking very slowly.
           That dress is very you.
     5. adv. True, truly.
     6. adv. (with superlatives) (ngd, Used to firmly establish that nothing else surpasses in some respect.)
           He was the very best runner there.
very well
a very dull old woman
showy
     1. adj. (sometimes derogatory) calling attention; flashy; standing out to the eye
he had never been a detective of the showy type
move
     1. v. (intransitive) To change place or posture; to go, in any manner, from one place or position to another.
           A ship moves rapidly.
           I was sitting on the sofa for a long time, feeling too lazy to move.
     2. v. (intransitive) To act; to take action; to begin to act
           to move in a matter
           Come on guys, let's move: there's work to do!
     3. v. (intransitive) To change residence, for example from one house, town, or state, to another; to go and live at another place. See also move out and move in.
           I decided to move to the country for a more peaceful life.
           They moved closer to work to cut down commuting time.
     4. v. (intransitive, chess, and other games) To change the place of a piece in accordance with the rules of the game.
           The rook moved from a8 to a6.
           My opponent's counter was moving much quicker round the board than mine.
     5. v. (transitive, ergative) To cause to change place or posture in any manner; to set in motion; to carry, convey, draw, or push from one place to another
           The waves moved the boat up and down.
           The horse moves a carriage.
     6. v. (transitive, chess) To transfer (a piece or man) from one space or position to another, according to the rules of the game
           She moved the queen closer to the centre of the board.
     7. v. To excite to action by the presentation of motives; to rouse by representation, persuasion, or appeal; to influence.
           This song moves me to dance.
     8. v. To arouse the feelings or passions of; especially, to excite to tenderness or compassion, to excite (for example, an emotion).
           That book really moved me.
     9. v. (transitive, intransitive) To propose; to recommend; specifically, to propose formally for consideration and determination, in a deliberative assembly; to submit
           I move to repeal the rule regarding obligatory school uniform.
     10. v. (lbl, en, law, transitive, intransitive) To request an action from the court.
           An attorney moved the court to issue a restraining order.
           The district attorney moved for a non-suit.
     11. n. The act of moving; a movement.
           A slight move of the tiller, and the boat will go off course.
     12. n. An act for the attainment of an object; a step in the execution of a plan or purpose.
           He made another move towards becoming a naturalized citizen.
     13. n. A formalized or practiced action used in athletics, dance, physical exercise, self-defense, hand-to-hand combat, etc.
           She always gets spontaneous applause for that one move.
           He can win a match with that one move.
     14. n. The event of changing one's residence.
           The move into my fiancé's house took two long days.
           They were pleased about their move to the country.
     15. n. A change in strategy.
           I am worried about our boss's move.
           It was a smart move to bring on a tall striker to play against the smaller defenders.
     16. n. A transfer, a change from one employer to another.
     17. n. (board games) The act of moving a token on a gameboard from one position to another according to the rules of the game.
           The best move of the game was when he sacrificed his rook in order to gain better possession.
           It's your move! Roll the dice!
           If you roll a six, you can make two moves.
before we move things about
she made a move as if to finish it
but
     1. prep. (obsolete, outside, Scotland) Outside of.
           Away but the hoose and tell me whae's there.
     2. prep. Apart from, except (for), excluding.
           Everyone but Father left early.
           I like everything but that.
           Nobody answered the door when I knocked, so I had no choice but to leave.
     3. adv. Merely, only, just.
     4. adv. (Australian, conjunctive) Though, however.
           I'll have to go home early but.
     5. adv. Used as an intensifier.
           Nobody, but nobody, crosses me and gets away with it.
     6. conj. (following a negative clause or sentence) On the contrary, but rather (introducing a word or clause that contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence without the negation).
           I am not rich but (I am) poor;  not John but Peter went there.
     7. conj. However, although, nevertheless, on the other hand (implies that the following clause is contrary to prior belief or contrasts with or contradicts the preceding clause or sentence).
           She is very old but still attractive.
           You told me I could do that, but she said that I could not.
     8. conj. Except that (introducing a subordinate clause which qualifies a negative statement); also, with omission of the subject of the subordinate clause, acting as a negative relative, "except one that", "ex
           I cannot but feel offended.
           It never rains but it pours.
     9. n. An instance or example of using the word "but".
           It has to be done – no ifs or buts.
     10. n. (Scotland) The outer room of a small two-room cottage.
     11. n. A limit; a boundary.
     12. n. The end; especially the larger or thicker end, or the blunt, in distinction from the sharp, end; the butt.
           But me no buts.
but
but that
it
     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. n. One who is neither a he nor a she; a creature; a dehumanized being.
     10. 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…
     11. n. (British) The game of tag.
           Let's play it at breaktime.
     12. n. Sex appeal, especially that which goes beyond beauty.
     13. n. (euphemism) Sexual activity.
           caught them doing it
     14. adj. (colloquial) Most fashionable.
it was that
it was gently
Will
     1. n. (American football) A weak-side linebacker.
     2. v. (rare, transitive) To wish, desire (something).
           Do what you will.
     3. v. (rare, intransitive) To wish or desire (that something happen); to intend (that).
     4. v. (auxiliary) To habitually do (a given action).
     5. v. (auxiliary) To choose to (do something), used to express intention but without any temporal connotations (+ bare infinitive).
     6. v. (auxiliary) Used to express the future tense, sometimes with some implication of volition when used in the first person. Compare shall.
     7. v. (auxiliary) To be able to, to have the capacity to.
           Unfortunately, only one of these gloves will actually fit over my hand.
     8. n. One's independent faculty of choice; the ability to be able to exercise one's choice or intention.
           Of course, man's will is often regulated by his reason.
     9. n. One's intention or decision; someone's orders or commands.
           Eventually I submitted to my parents' will.
     10. n. The act of choosing to do something; a person’s conscious intent or volition.
           Most creatures have a will to live.
     11. n. (sense, law) A formal declaration of one's intent concerning the disposal of one's property and holdings after death; the legal document stating such wishes.
           He felt a great will to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.
     12. v. (transitive, intransitive) To instruct (that something be done) in one's will.
     13. v. To try to make (something) happen by using one's will (intention).
           All the fans were willing their team to win the game.
     14. v. To bequeath (something) to someone in one's will (legal document).
           He willed his stamp collection to the local museum.
serve
     1. n. (sports) An act of putting the ball or shuttlecock in play in various games.
           Whose serve is it?
     2. n. (chiefly Australia) A portion of food or drink, a serving.
     3. v. (personal) To provide a service.
     4. v.          To be a formal servant for (a god or deity); to worship in an official capacity.
     5. v.          To be a servant for; to work for, to be employed by.
     6. v.          To wait upon (someone) at table; to set food and drink in front of, to help (someone) to food, meals etc.
     7. v.          (intransitive) To be a servant or worker; to perform the duties of a servant or employee; to render service.
     8. v.          To set down (food or drink) on the table to be eaten; to bring (food, drink) to a person.
     9. v. (transitive, archaic) To treat (someone) in a given manner.
     10. v. (transitive, archaic) To be suitor to; to be the lover of.
     11. v. To be effective.
     12. v.          To be useful to; to meet the needs of.
     13. v.          (intransitive) To have a given use or purpose; to function for something or to do something.
     14. v.          (intransitive) To usefully take the place as, instead of something else.
     15. v. (transitive, legal) To deliver a document.
     16. v.          To officially deliver (a legal notice, summons etc.).
     17. v.          To make legal service upon (a person named in a writ, summons, etc.)
                   to serve a witness with a subpoena
     18. v. (transitive, intransitive, sports) To lead off with the first delivery over the net in tennis, volleyball, ping pong, badminton etc.
     19. v. To copulate with (of male animals); to cover.
     20. v. (intransitive) To be in military service.
     21. v. (transitive, military) To work, to operate (a weapon).
     22. v. To work through (a given period of time in prison, a sentence).
     23. v. (nautical) To wind spun yarn etc. tightly around (a rope or cable, etc.) so as to protect it from chafing or from the weather.
     24. v. To perform a public obligation.
           I've received a summons for jury duty. It says I serve one day or one trial.
a
     1. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     2. 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.
     3. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     4. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     5. 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?
     6. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     7. 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.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     8. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     9. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
           A God’s name.
     10. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     11. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     12. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     13. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     14. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     15. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     16. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
for a moment
killed by a snake
purpose
     1. n. An object to be reached; a target; an aim; a goal.
     2. n. A result that is desired; an intention.
     3. n. The act of intending to do something; resolution; determination.
     4. n. The subject of discourse; the point at issue.
     5. n. The reason for which something is done, or the reason it is done in a particular way.
           The purpose of turning off the lights overnight is to save energy.
     6. v. (intransitive) To have set as one's purpose; resolve to accomplish; intend; plan.
     7. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To discourse.
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