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     1. v. present participle of show
     2. n. An occasion when something is shown.
           We went to the midnight showing of the new horror movie.
     3. n. A result, a judgement.
           He made a poor showing at his first time at bat.
          1. v. To display, to have somebody see (something).
                The car's dull finish showed years of neglect.
                All he had to show for four years of attendance at college was a framed piece of paper.
          2. v. To bestow; to confer.
                to show mercy; to show favour; (dialectal) show me the salt please
          3. v. To indicate (a fact) to be true; to demonstrate.
          4. v. To guide or escort.
                Could you please show him on his way. He has overstayed his welcome.
                They showed us in.
          5. v. (intransitive) To be visible; to be seen; to appear.
                Your bald patch is starting to show.
                At length, his gloom showed.
          6. v. (intransitive, informal) To put in an appearance; show up.
                We waited for an hour, but they never showed.
          7. v. (intransitive, informal) To have an enlarged belly and thus be recognizable as pregnant.
          8. v. (intransitive, racing) To finish third, especially of horses or dogs.
                In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
          9. v. (obsolete) To have a certain appearance, such as well or ill, fit or unfit; to become or suit; to appear.
          10. n. A play, dance, or other entertainment.
          11. n. An exhibition of items.
                art show;  dog show
          12. n. A demonstration.
                show of force
          13. n. A broadcast program/programme.
                radio show;  television show
          14. n. A movie.
                Let's catch a show.
          15. n. A project or presentation.
                Let's get on with the show.   Let's get this show on the road.   They went on an international road show to sell the shares to investors.   It was Apple's usual do
          16. n. Mere display or pomp with no substance. (Usually seen in the phrases "all show" and "for show".)
                The dog sounds ferocious but it's all show.
          17. n. Outward appearance; wileful or deceptive appearance.
          18. n. (baseball, with "the") The major leagues.
                He played AA ball for years, but never made it to the show.
          19. n. (mining, obsolete) A pale blue flame at the top of a candle flame, indicating the presence of firedamp.
          20. n. (archaic) Pretence.
          21. n. (archaic) Sign, token, or indication.
          22. n. (obsolete) Semblance; likeness; appearance.
          23. n. (obsolete) Plausibility.
          24. n. (medicine) A discharge, from the vagina, of mucus streaked with blood, occurring a short time before labor.
     1. n. The act or state of deliberately not paying attention or caring about; misregard.
           The government's disregard for the needs of disabled people is outrageous.
     2. v. To ignore; pay no attention to.
     1. v. present participle of indicate
          1. v. To point out; to discover; to direct to a knowledge of; to show; to make known.
                The guard blew his whistle to indicate imminent departure.
          2. v. To show or manifest by symptoms; to point to as the proper remedies.
                Great prostration of strength indicates the use of stimulants.
          3. v. To signal in a vehicle the desire to turn right or left.
          4. v. To investigate the condition or power of, as of steam engine, by means of an indicator.
     1. n. The act of rejecting.
     2. n. The state of being rejected.
     3. n. (sports) A blocked shot.
     1. adj. That or who serves or serve.
           serving marines
           a serving-girl
     2. n. The action of the verb to serve.
     3. n. A portion (especially, of a meal) served to someone.
     4. n. A layer added to the outside of an electrical cable to protect it.
     5. v. present participle of 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.
     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
something flashed to life
listening to the footsteps
     1. v. To discharge; to end the employment or service of.
           The company dismissed me after less than a year.
     2. v. To order to leave.
           The soldiers were dismissed after the parade.
     3. v. To dispel; to rid one's mind of.
           He dismissed all thoughts of acting again.
     4. v. To reject; to refuse to accept.
           The court dismissed the case.
     5. v. To send or put away.
           She dismissed him with a wave of the hand.
     6. v. (transitive, cricket) To get a batsman out.
           He was dismissed for 99 runs.
     7. v. (transitive, soccer) To give someone a red card; to send off.
anyway, you may dismiss the window
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