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     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
as they met his
     1. v. simple past tense of break
     2. adj. (informal) Financially ruined, bankrupt.
     3. adj. (informal) Without any money, penniless.
           dead broke; flat broke
     4. adj. (informal) Broken.
           If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
     5. adj. Emotionally shattered, humbled or crushed.
     6. adj. (nautical) Demoted, deprived of a commission.
           He was broke and rendered unfit to serve His Majesty at sea.
     7. n. (papermaking) Paper or board that is discarded and repulped during the manufacturing process.
     8. v. To act as a broker; to transact business for another.
the county attorney at last broke the silence
          1. v. (transitive, intransitive) To separate into two or more pieces, to fracture or crack, by a process that cannot easily be reversed for reassembly.
                If the vase falls to the floor, it might break.
                In order to tend to the accident victim, he will break the window of the car.
          2. v.          (transitive, intransitive) To crack or fracture (bone) under a physical strain.
                        His ribs broke under the weight of the rocks piled on his chest.
                        She broke her neck.
                        He slipped on the ice and broke his leg.
          3. v. To divide (something, often money) into smaller units.
                Can you break a hundred-dollar bill for me?
                The wholesaler broke the container loads into palettes and boxes for local retailers.
          4. v. To cause (a person or animal) to lose spirit or will; to crush the spirits of.
                Her child's death broke Angela.
                Interrogators have used many forms of torture to break prisoners of war.
                The interrogator hoped to break her to get her testimony against her accomplices.
          5. v.         To turn an animal into a beast of burden.
                        You have to break an elephant before you can use it as an animal of burden.
          6. v. (intransitive) To be crushed, or overwhelmed with sorrow or grief.
                My heart is breaking.
          7. v. To interrupt; to destroy the continuity of; to dissolve or terminate.
                I've got to break this habit I have of biting my nails.
                to break silence; to break one's sleep; to break one's journey
                I had won four games in a row, but now you've broken my streak of luck.
          8. v. To ruin financially.
                The recession broke some small businesses.
          9. v. To violate, to not adhere to.
                When you go to Vancouver, promise me you won't break the law.
                He broke his vows by cheating on his wife.
                break one's word
                Time travel would break the laws of physics.
          10. v. (intransitive, of a fever) To pass the most dangerous part of the illness; to go down, in terms of temperature.
                Susan's fever broke at about 3 AM, and the doctor said the worst was over.
          11. v. (intransitive, of a spell of settled weather) To end.
                The forecast says the hot weather will break by midweek.
          12. v. (intransitive, of a storm) To begin; to end.
                We ran to find shelter before the storm broke.
                Around midday the storm broke, and the afternoon was calm and sunny.
          13. v. (intransitive, of morning, dawn, day etc.) To arrive.
                Morning has broken.
                The day broke crisp and clear.
          14. v. (transitive, gaming slang) To render (a game) unchallenging by altering its rules or exploiting loopholes or weaknesses in them in a way that gives a player an unfair advantage.
                Changing the rules to let white have three extra queens would break chess.
                I broke the RPG by training every member of my party to cast fireballs as well as use swords.
          15. v. (transitive, intransitive) To stop, or to cause to stop, functioning properly or altogether.
                On the hottest day of the year the refrigerator broke.
                Did you two break the trolley by racing with it?
          16. v.          (specifically, in programming) To cause (some feature of a program or piece of software) to stop functioning properly; to cause a regression.
                        Adding 64-bit support broke backward compatibility with earlier versions.
          17. v. To cause (a barrier) to no longer bar.
                break a seal
          18. v.          (specifically) To cause the shell of (an egg) to crack, so that the inside (yolk) is accessible.
          19. v.          (specifically) To open (a safe) without using the correct key, combination or the like.
          20. v. To destroy the arrangement of; to throw into disorder; to pierce.
                The cavalry were not able to break the British squares.
          21. v. (intransitive) To burst forth; to make its way; to come into view.
          22. v. (intransitive) To interrupt or cease one's work or occupation temporarily.
                Let's break for lunch.
          23. v. To interrupt (a fall) by inserting something so that the falling object does not (immediately) hit something else beneath.
                He survived the jump out the window because the bushes below broke his fall.
          24. v. (transitive, ergative) To disclose or make known an item of news, etc.
                The newsman wanted to break a big story, something that would make him famous.
                I don't know how to break this to you, but your cat is not coming back.
                In the latest breaking news...
                When news of their divorce broke, ...
          25. v. (intransitive, of a sound) To become audible suddenly.
          26. v. To change a steady state abruptly.
                His coughing broke the silence.
                His turning on the lights broke the enchantment.
                With the mood broken, what we had been doing seemed pretty silly.
          27. v. (copulative, informal) To suddenly become.
                Things began breaking bad for him when his parents died.
                The arrest was standard, when suddenly the suspect broke ugly.
          28. v. (intransitive) Of a male voice, to become deeper at puberty.
          29. v. (intransitive) Of a voice, to alter in type due to emotion or strain: in men generally to go up, in women sometimes to go down; to crack.
                His voice breaks when he gets emotional.
          30. v. To surpass or do better than (a specific number), to do better than (a record), setting a new record.
                He broke the men's 100-meter record.
                I can't believe she broke 3 under par!
                The policeman broke sixty on a residential street in his hurry to catch the thief.
          31. v. (sports):
          32. v.          (transitive, tennis) To win a game (against one's opponent) as receiver.
                        He needs to break serve to win the match.
          33. v.          (intransitive, billiards, snooker, pool) To make the first shot; to scatter the balls from the initial neat arrangement.
                        Is it your or my turn to break?
          34. v.          (transitive, backgammon) To remove one of the two men on (a point).
          35. v. (transitive military, most often in the passive tense) To demote, to reduce the military rank of.
          36. v. To end (a connection), to disconnect.
                The referee ordered the boxers to break the clinch.
                The referee broke the boxers' clinch.
                I couldn't hear a thing he was saying, so I broke the connection and called him back.
          37. v. (intransitive, of an emulsion) To demulsify.
          38. v. (intransitive, sports) To counter-attack
          39. v. (intransitive) To become weakened in constitution or faculties; to lose health or strength.
          40. v. To destroy the strength, firmness, or consistency of.
                to break flax
          41. v. To destroy the official character and standing of; to cashier; to dismiss.
          42. v. (intransitive) To make an abrupt or sudden change; to change the gait.
                to break into a run or gallop
          43. v. (intransitive, archaic) To fall out; to terminate friendship.
          44. n. An instance of breaking something into two or more pieces.
                The femur has a clean break and so should heal easily.
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, his
     2. det. Belonging to him.
     3. det. (dated) Belonging to a person of unspecified gender.
           Ahab his mark for Ahab's mark.
           Sejanus his Fall
     4. pron. That which belongs to him; the possessive case of he, used without a following noun.
           The decision was his to live with.
     5. pron. alternative spelling of His
     6. n. plural of hi
     1. adj. abbreviation of Armenian
     2. n. The portion of the upper human appendage, from the shoulder to the wrist and sometimes including the hand.
           She stood with her right arm extended and her palm forward to indicate “Stop!”
     3. n. (anatomy) The extended portion of the upper limb, from the shoulder to the elbow.
           The arm and forearm are parts of the upper limb in the human body.
     4. n. A limb, or locomotive or prehensile organ, of an invertebrate animal.
           the arms of an octopus
     5. n. A long, narrow, more or less rigid part of an object extending from the main part or centre of the object, such as the arm of an armchair, a crane, a pair of spectacles or a pair of compasses.
           The robot arm reached out and placed the part on the assembly line.
     6. n. (geography) A bay or inlet off a main body of water.
           Shelburne Bay is an arm of Lake Champlain.
     7. n. A branch of an organization.
           the cavalry arm of the military service
     8. n. (figurative) Power; might; strength; support.
           the arm of the law
           the secular arm
     9. n. (baseball, slang) A pitcher
           The team needs to sign another arm in the offseason.
     10. n. (genetics) One of the two parts of a chromosome.
     11. n. A group of patients in a medical trial.
     12. adj. (UK dialectal, chiefly Scotland) Poor; lacking in riches or wealth.
           He's neither poor nor arm.
     13. adj. (UK dialectal, chiefly Scotland) To be pitied; pitiful; wretched.
     14. n. (usually used in the plural) A weapon.
     15. n. (in the plural) heraldic bearings or insignia
           The Duke's arms were a sable gryphon rampant on an argent field.
     16. v. To supply with armour or (later especially) weapons.
     17. v. To prepare a tool or a weapon for action; to activate.
           Remember to arm an alarm system.
     18. v. To cover or furnish with a plate, or with whatever will add strength, force, security, or efficiency.
           to arm the hit of a sword; to arm a hook in angling
     19. v. (figurative) To furnish with means of defence; to prepare for resistance; to fortify, in a moral sense.
     20. v. To fit (a magnet) with an armature.
     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.
started in
in a steady
     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 or 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 with.
           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 law is the law
but I opened the door
     1. n. A rough, disorderly fight or struggle at close quarters.
     2. v. (intransitive) To fight or struggle confusedly at close quarters.
     3. v. (intransitive) To walk with a shuffling gait.
     4. v. (slang) To make a living with difficulty, getting by on a low income, to struggle financially.
     5. n. A Dutch hoe, manipulated by both pushing and pulling.
     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 harry
but the bizarre facts
     1. v. simple past tense of do
maybe she did
and then she did it
          1. v. (auxiliary) A syntactic marker
          2. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in a question whose main verb is not another auxiliary verb or be.
                        Do you go there often?
          3. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker in negations with the indicative and imperative moods.
                        I do not go there often.
                        Do not listen to him.
          4. v.          (auxiliary) A syntactic marker for emphasis with the indicative, imperative, and subjunctive moods.
                        But I do go sometimes.
                        Do tell us.
                        It is important that he do come see me.
          5. v.          (pro-verb) A syntactic marker that refers back to an earlier verb and allows the speaker to avoid repeating the verb; not generally used with auxiliari
                        I play tennis; she does too.
                   #     They don't think it be like it is, but it do.
          6. v. To perform; to execute.
                All you ever do is surf the Internet. What will you do this afternoon?
          7. v. (intransitive, transitive) To suffice.
                it’s not the best broom, but it will have to do;  this will do me, thanks.
          8. v. (intransitive) To be reasonable or acceptable.
                It simply will not do to have dozens of children running around such a quiet event.
          9. v. To have (as an effect).
                The fresh air did him some good.
          10. v. (intransitive) To fare, perform (well or poorly).
                Our relationship isn't doing very well;  how do you do?
          11. v. (transitive, chiefly in questions) To have as one's job.
                What does Bob do? — He's a plumber.
          12. v. To perform the tasks or actions associated with (something)
                "Don't forget to do your report" means something quite different depending on whether you're a student or a programmer.
          13. v. To cook.
                I'll just do some eggs.
          14. v. To travel in, to tour, to make a circuit of.
                Let’s do New York also.
          15. v. To treat in a certain way.
          16. v. To work for or on, by way of caring for, looking after, preparing, cleaning, keeping in order, etc.
          17. v. (see also do time) To spend (time) in jail.
                I did five years for armed robbery.
          18. v. To impersonate or depict.
                They really laughed when he did Clinton, with a perfect accent and a leer.
          19. v. (transitive, slang) To kill.
          20. v. (transitive, slang) To deal with for good and all; to finish up; to undo; to ruin; to do for.
          21. v. (informal) To punish for a misdemeanor.
                He got done for speeding.
                Teacher'll do you for that!
          22. v. (transitive, slang) To have sex with. (See also do it)
          23. v. To cheat or swindle.
                That guy just did me out of two hundred bucks!
          24. v. To convert into a certain form; especially, to translate.
                the novel has just been done into English;  I'm going to do this play into a movie
          25. v. (transitive, intransitive) To finish.
                Aren't you done yet?
          26. v. (dated) To work as a domestic servant (with for).
          27. v. (archaic, dialectal, transitive, auxiliary) Used to form the present progressive of verbs.
          28. v. (stock exchange) To cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.
          29. v. (informal, transitive) To make or provide.
                Do they do haircuts there?
                Could you do me a burger with mayonnaise instead of ketchup?
          30. v. (informal, transitive) To injure (one's own body part).
          31. v. To take drugs.
                I do cocaine.
          32. v. (transitive, in the form be doing somewhere) To exist with a purpose or for a reason.
                en - What's that car doing in our swimming pool?
          33. n. (colloquial) A party, celebration, social function.
                We’re having a bit of a do on Saturday to celebrate my birthday.
          34. n. (informal) A hairdo.
                Nice do!
          35. n. Something that can or should be done (usually in the phrase dos and don'ts).
          36. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) A cheat; a swindler.
          37. n. (obsolete, UK, slang) An act of swindling; a fraud or deception.
          38. n. (music) A syllable used in solfège to represent the first and eighth tonic of a major scale.
          39. adv. (rare) (abbreviation of ditto)
     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.
not directly
not humble and defeated
     1. n. The scope of someone's responsibility.
           The child was in the nanny's charge.
     2. n. Someone or something entrusted to one's care, such as a child to a babysitter or a student to a teacher.
           The child was a charge of the nanny.
     3. n. A load or burden; cargo.
           The ship had a charge of colonists and their belongings.
     4. n. The amount of money levied for a service.
           There will be a charge of five dollars.
     5. n. An instruction.
           I gave him the charge to get the deal closed by the end of the month.
     6. n. (military) A ground attack against a prepared enemy.
           Pickett did not die leading his famous charge.
     7. n. An accusation.
           That's a slanderous charge of abuse of trust.
     8. n. (physics, and chemistry) An electric charge.
     9. n. (basketball) An offensive foul in which the player with the ball moves into a stationary defender.
     10. n. A measured amount of powder and/or shot in a firearm cartridge.
     11. n. (heraldry) An image displayed on an escutcheon.
     12. n. A forceful forward movement.
     13. n. (weaponry) A position (of a weapon) fitted for attack.
           to bring a weapon to the charge
     14. n. (farriery) A sort of plaster or ointment.
     15. n. (ecclesiastical) An address given at a church service concluding a visitation.
     16. v. To assign a duty or responsibility to.
     17. v. To assign (a debit) to an account.
           Let's charge this to marketing.
     18. v. To pay on account, as by using a credit card.
           Can I charge my purchase to my credit card?
           Can I charge this purchase?
     19. v. (ambitransitive) To require payment (of) (a price or fee, for goods, services, etc.).
           to charge high for goods   I won't charge you for the wheat
     20. v. (possibly archaic) To sell at a given price.
           to charge coal at $5 per unit
     21. v. (law) To formally accuse (a person) of a crime.
           I'm charging you with assault and battery.
     22. v. To impute or ascribe.
     23. v. To call to account; to challenge.
     24. v. To place a burden or load on or in.
     25. v.          To ornament with or cause to bear.
                    to charge an architectural member with a moulding
     26. v.          (heraldry) To assume as a bearing.
                    He charges three roses.
     27. v.          (heraldry) To add to or represent on.
                    He charges his shield with three roses or.
     28. v. To load equipment with material required for its use, as a firearm with powder, a fire hose with water, a chemical reactor with raw materials.
           Charge your weapons; we're moving up.
     29. v.          To cause to take on an electric charge.
                    Rubbing amber with wool will charge it quickly.
     30. v.          To add energy to (a battery, or a device containing a battery).
                    He charged the battery overnight.
                    Don't forget to charge the drill.
                    I charge my phone every night.
     31. v.          (intransitive) (Of a battery or a device containing a battery) To gain energy.
                    The battery is still charging: I can't use it yet.
                    His cell phone charges very quickly, whereas mine takes forever.
     32. v. (intransitive) To move forward quickly and forcefully, particularly in combat and/or on horseback.
     33. v.          (military, transitive and intransitive) To attack by moving forward quickly in a group.
                    The impetuous corps charged the enemy lines.
     34. v.          (basketball) To commit a charging foul.
     35. v.          (cricket, of a batsman) To take a few steps down the pitch towards the bowler as he delivers the ball, either to disrupt the length of the delivery, or
     36. v. (transitive, of a hunting dog) To lie on the belly and be still (A command given by a hunter to a dog).
you're in charge
by asking him to swear out a warrant for the arrest of a man known to them both on a charge of murder
     1. pron. honoraltcaps, him
     2. pron. A masculine pronoun; he as a grammatical object.
     3. pron.          With dative effect or as an indirect object.
     4. pron.          Following a preposition.
     5. pron.          With accusative effect or as a direct object.
     6. pron. (now rare) Used reflexively: (to) himself.
     7. pron. With nominative effect: he, especially as a predicate after be, or following a preposition.
     8. pron. alternative case form of Him
     9. n. (informal) A male person.
           I think this bird is a him, but it may be a her.
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