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someone
     1. pron. Some person.
           Can someone help me, please?
     2. n. A partially specified but unnamed person.
           Do you need a gift for that special someone?
     3. n. an important person
           He thinks he has become someone.
found
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of find
     2. n. (obsolete) Food and lodging; board.
     3. v. To start (an institution or organization).
     4. v. To melt, especially of metal in an industrial setting.
     5. v. To form by melting a metal and pouring it into a mould; to cast.
     6. n. A thin, single-cut file for comb-makers.
he might have found it
this friend found a snake
     find
          1. v. To encounter or discover by accident; to happen upon.
          2. v. To encounter or discover something being searched for; to locate.
                I found my car keys. They were under the couch.
          3. v. To discover by study or experiment direct to an object or end.
                Water is found to be a compound substance.
          4. v. To gain, as the object of desire or effort.
                to find leisure; to find means
          5. v. To attain to; to arrive at; to acquire.
                Looks like he found a new vehicle for himself!
          6. v. To point out.
                He kept finding faults with my work.
          7. v. To decide that, to discover that, to form the opinion that.
                I find your argument unsatisfactory.
          8. v. To arrive at, as a conclusion; to determine as true; to establish.
                to find a verdict; to find a true bill (of indictment) against an accused person
          9. v. (transitive, archaic) To supply; to furnish.
                to find food for workmen
          10. v. (transitive, archaic) To provide for
                He finds his nephew in money.
          11. v. (intransitive, legal) To determine or judge.
                The jury finds for the defendant.
          12. v. (intransitive, hunting) To discover game.
          13. n. Anything that is found (usually valuable), as objects on an archeological site or a person with talent.
          14. n. The act of finding.
where
     1. conj. While on the contrary; although; whereas.
           Where Susy has trouble coloring inside the lines, Johnny has already mastered shading.
     2. conj. At or in which place or situation.
           He is looking for a house where he can have a complete office.
           I've forgotten where I was in this book, but it was probably around chapter four.
     3. conj. To which place or situation.
           The snowbirds travel where it is warm.
     4. conj. Wherever.
           Their job is to go where they are called.
     5. conj. (legal) In a position, case, etc., in which.
           Where no provision under this Act is applicable, the case shall be decided in accordance with the customary practices.
     6. adv. (Interrogative adverb, used in either a direct or indirect question): at what place; to what place; what place.
           Where are you?
           Where are you going?
           He asked where I grew up.
     7. adv.          (With the preposition from)
           Where did you come from?
     8. adv. In what situation.
           Where would we be without our parents?
     9. adv. (relative) At which, on which.
           That is the place where we first met.
     10. pron. The place in which.
           He lives within five miles of where he was born.
     11. n. The place in which something happens.
           A good article will cover the who, the what, the when, the where, the why and the how.
           Finding the nymph asleep in secret where. — Spenser.
where you can point it all out
where he could point it all out
they
     1. pron. (the third-person plural) A group of people, animals, plants or objects previously mentioned.
           Fred and Jane? They just arrived.   Dogs may bark if they want to be fed.   Plants wilt if they are not watered.
           I have a car and a truck, but they are both broken.
     2. pron. (the third-person singular, sometimes proscribed) A single person, previously mentioned, especially if of unknown or non-binary gender, but not if previously named and identified as male or female.
     3. pron. (indefinite pronoun, vague meaning) People; some people; people in general; someone, excluding the speaker.
           They say it’s a good place to live.
           They didn’t have computers in the old days.
           They should do something about this.
           They have a lot of snow in winter.
     4. det. (now Southern England dialect, or nonstandard) The, those.
     5. det. (US dialects including AAVE) Their.
     6. pron. (US dialectal) There (especially as an expletive subject of be).
here they are
maybe they would
shouldn't
     1. v. should not (negative auxiliary)
I shouldn't say she had the home-making instinct
     should
          1. v. (auxiliary) Be obliged to; have an obligation to; indicates that the subject of the sentence has some obligation to execute the sentence predicate or that the speaker has some strong advice but has no
                What do I think? What should I do?
                You should never drink and drive.
                You should always wear a seat belt.
          2. v. (auxiliary) ought to; speaker's opinion, or advice that an action is correct, beneficial, or desirable.
                You should brush your teeth every day.
                I should exercise more often, but I'm too lazy.
          3. v. (auxiliary) Will be likely to (become or do something); indicates a degree of possibility or probability that the subject of the sentence is likely to execute the sentence predicate.
                When you press this button, the pilot flame should ignite.
                You should be warm enough with that coat.
          4. v. (auxiliary, subjunctive) Used as a variant of the present subjunctive.
                If I should be late, go without me.
                Should you need extra blankets, you will find them in the closet.
          5. v. (auxiliary) simple past tense of shall
                I told him that I should be busy tomorrow.
          6. v. (auxiliary, formal, literary) A variant of would when used with first person subjects.
                I should imagine that everything is fine right now.
                I should be lucky if I were you.
          7. n. A statement of what ought to be the case as opposed to what is the case.
     shall
          1. v. (modal, auxiliary verb, defective) Used before a verb to indicate the simple future tense in the first person singular or plural.
                I shall sing in the choir tomorrow.
                I hope that we shall win the game.
          2. v. Used similarly to indicate determination or obligation in the second and third persons singular or plural.
                (determination): You shall go to the ball!
                (obligation): Citizens shall provide proof of identity.
          3. v. Used in questions with the first person singular or plural to suggest a possible future action.
                Shall I help you with that?
                Shall we go out later?
                Let us examine that, shall we?
          4. v. (obsolete) To owe.
     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.
          6. contraction. (obsolete) Contraction of ne wot, wot not; know not; knows not.
be
     1. v. (intransitive, now literary) To exist; to have real existence.
     2. v. (with there, or dialectally it, as dummy subject) To exist.
           There is just one woman in town who can help us. (or, dialectally:) It is just one woman in town who can help us.
     3. v. (intransitive) To occupy a place.
           The cup is on the table.
     4. v. (intransitive) To occur, to take place.
           When will the meeting be?
     5. v. (intransitive, in perfect tenses, without predicate) Elliptical form of "be here", "go to and return from" or similar.
           The postman has been today, but my tickets have still not yet come.
           I have been to Spain many times.
           Moscow, huh? I've never been, but it sounds fascinating.
     6. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject and object are the same.
           Knowledge is bliss.
           Hi, I’m Jim.
     7. v. (transitive, copulative, mathematics) Used to indicate that the values on either side of an equation are the same.
           3 times 5 is fifteen.
     8. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject plays the role of the predicate nominal.
           François Mitterrand was president of France from 1981 to 1995.
     9. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to connect a noun to an adjective that describes it.
           The sky is blue.
     10. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to indicate that the subject has the qualities described by a noun or noun phrase.
           The sky is a deep blue today.
     11. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the passive voice.
           The dog was drowned by the boy.
     12. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the continuous forms of various tenses.
           The woman is walking.
           I shall be writing to you soon.
           We liked to chat while we were eating.
     13. v. (archaic, auxiliary) Used to form the perfect aspect with certain intransitive verbs, most of which indicate motion. Often still used for "to go".
     14. v. (transitive, auxiliary) Used to form future tenses, especially the future periphrastic.
           I am to leave tomorrow.
           I would drive you, were I to obtain a car.
     15. v. (transitive, copulative) Used to link a subject to a measurement.
           This building is three hundred years old.
           I am 75 kilograms.
           He’s about 6 feet tall.
     16. v. (transitive, copulative, with a cardinal numeral) Used to state the age of a subject in years.
           I’m 20. (= I am 20 years old.)
     17. v. (with a dummy subject) it Used to indicate the time of day.
           It is almost eight. (= It is almost eight o’clock.)
           It’s 8:30 read eight-thirty in Tokyo.
           What time is it there? It’s night.
     18. v. (With since) Used to indicate passage of time since the occurrence of an event.
           It has been three years since my grandmother died. (similar to My grandmother died three years ago, but emphasizes the intervening period)
           It had been six days since his departure, when I received a letter from him.
     19. v. (often, impersonal, with it as a dummy subject) Used to indicate weather, air quality, or the like.
           It is hot in Arizona, but it is not usually humid.
           Why is it so dark in here?
     20. v. (dynamic/lexical "be", especially in progressive tenses, conjugated non-suppletively in the present tense, see usage notes) To exist or behave in a certain way.
           "What do we do?" "We be ourselves.".
           Why is he being nice to me?
to be completely frank
how would he be poisoned
used
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of use
           You used me!
     2. v. (intransitive, as an auxiliary verb, now only in past tense) to perform habitually; to be accustomed to doing something
           He used to live here, but moved away last year.
     3. adj. That is or has or have been used.
           The ground was littered with used syringes left behind by drug abusers.
     4. adj. That has or have previously been owned by someone else.
           He bought a used car.
     5. adj. Familiar through use; usual; accustomed.
           I got used to this weather.
used the ashtray
she used to sing
especially
     1. adv. (manner) In a special manner; specially.
     2. adv. (focus) Particularly; to a greater extent than is normal.
     3. adv. (focus) Used to place greater emphasis upon someone or something.
           Invite them all, especially Molly.
in
     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 spite of all this
the detective gave in
the
     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.
he took the cat
has the bird flown
phrase
     1. n. A short written or spoken expression.
     2. n. (grammar) A word or group of words that functions as a single unit in the syntax of a sentence, usually consisting of a head, or central word, and elaborating words.
     3. n. (music) A small section of music in a larger piece.
     4. n. (archaic) A mode or form of speech; diction; expression.
     5. v. To express (an action, thought or idea) by means of particular words.
           I wasn't sure how to phrase my condolences without sounding patronising.
     6. v. (intransitive, music) To perform a passage with the correct phrasing.
     7. v. (transitive, music) To divide into melodic phrases.
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.Brown, Lesley, (2003)
           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; also used with a negative to indicate not a single one.Lindberg, Christine A. (2007)
           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.
     8. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     9. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     10. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     11. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     13. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     14. prep. (archaic) To do with process, with a passive verb; In the course of, experiencing.
           1964, Bob Dylan, The Times They Are a-Changin’
             The times, they are a-changin'.
     15. prep. (archaic) To do with an action, an active verb; Engaged in.
           1611, King James Bible, Hebrews 11-21
             Jacob, when he was a dying
     16. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     17. v. (archaic, or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     18. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and Scotland dialects) He.
     19. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     20. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     21. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     22. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
a thing that sang
he gave it a pull
cuckoo
     1. adj. Crazy; not sane.
     2. n. Any of various birds, of the family Cuculidae, famous for laying its eggs in the nests of other species; but especially the common cuckoo, Cuculus canorus, that has a characteristic two-note call.
     3. n. The sound of that particular bird.
     4. n. The bird shaped figure found in Swiss/German clocks (cuckoo clocks) or the clock itself.
     5. n. Someone found where they shouldn't be (used especially in the phrase a cuckoo in the nest).
     6. n. Someone who is crazy.
     7. v. To make the call of a cuckoo
     8. v. To repeat something incessantly
in
     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 fact
in a covert way
the
     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.
the doctor answered
the other half messy
nest
     1. n. A structure built by a bird as a place to incubate eggs and rear young.
     2. n. A place used by another mammal, fish, amphibian or insect, for depositing eggs and hatching young.
     3. n. A snug, comfortable, or cozy residence or job situation.
     4. n. A retreat, or place of habitual resort.
     5. n. A hideout for bad people to frequent or haunt; a den.
           a nest of thieves
           That nightclub is a nest of strange people!
     6. n. A home that a child or young adult shares with a parent or guardian.
           I am aspiring to leave the nest.
     7. n. (cards) A fixed number of cards in some bidding games awarded to the highest bidder allowing him to exchange any or all with cards in his hand.
           I was forced to change trumps when I found the ace, jack, and nine of diamonds in the nest.
     8. n. (military) A fortified position for a weapon, e.g. a machine gun nest.
     9. n. (computing) A structure consisting of nested structures, such as nested loops or nested subroutine calls.
     10. n. A circular bed of pasta, rice, etc. to be topped or filled with other foods.
     11. n. (geology) An aggregated mass of any ore or mineral, in an isolated state, within a rock.
     12. n. A collection of boxes, cases, or the like, of graduated size, each put within the one next larger.
     13. n. A compact group of pulleys, gears, springs, etc., working together or collectively.
     14. v. (intransitive, of animals) To build or settle into a nest.
     15. v. (intransitive) To settle into a home.
           We loved the new house and were nesting there in two days!
     16. v. (intransitive) To successively neatly fit inside another.
           I bought a set of nesting mixing bowls for my mother.
     17. v. To place in, or as if in, a nest.
     18. v. To place one thing neatly inside another, and both inside yet another (and so on).
           There would be much more room in the attic if you had nested all the empty boxes.
     19. v. (intransitive) To hunt for birds' nests or their contents (usually "go nesting").
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