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to
     1. part. (en-part)
     2. 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.
     3. 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.
     4. part. A particle used to create phrasal verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
     5. prep. Indicating destination: In the direction of, and arriving at.
           We are walking to the shop.
     6. prep. Used to indicate purpose.
           He devoted himself to education.
           They drank to his health.
     7. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     8. 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.
     9. 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
     10. 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.
     11. 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.
     12. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     13. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     14. 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.
     15. prep. (Canada, UK, Newfoundland, West Midlands) At.
           Stay where you're to and I'll come find you, b'y.
     16. adv. Toward a closed, touching or engaging position.
           Please push the door to.
     17. adv. (nautical) Into the wind.
     18. adv. (misspelling of too)
said he liked to sleep on
to all outward appearances
make
     1. v. To create.
     2. v. To build, construct, or produce.
           We made a bird feeder for our yard.
           I'll make a man out of him yet.
     3. v. To write or compose.
           I made a poem for her wedding.
           He made a will.
     4. v. To bring about; to effect or produce by means of some action.
           make war
           They were just a bunch of ne'er-do-wells who went around making trouble for honest men.
     5. v. (religious) To create (the universe), especially (in Christianity) from nothing.
           God made earth and heaven.
     6. v. (intransitive, now mostly colloquial) To behave, to act.
           To make like a deer caught in the headlights.
           They made nice together, as if their fight never happened.
           He made as if to punch him, but they both laughed and shook hands.
     7. v. (intransitive) To tend; to contribute; to have effect; with for or against.
     8. v. To constitute.
           They make a cute couple.
           This makes the third infraction.
           One swallow does not a summer make.
     9. v. 1995, Harriette Simpson Arnow: Critical Essays on Her Work, p.46:
     10. v. To add up to, have a sum of.
           Two and four make six.
     11. v. (intransitive, construed with of typically interrogative) To interpret.
           I don’t know what to make of it.
     12. v. (transitive, usually stressed) To bring into success.
           This company is what made you.
           She married into wealth and so has it made.
     13. v. (ditransitive, second object is an adjective or participle) To cause to be.
           The citizens made their objections clear.
           This might make you a bit woozy.
           Did I make myself heard?
           Scotch will make you a man.
     14. v. To cause to appear to be; to represent as.
     15. v. (ditransitive, second object is a verb) To cause (to do something); to compel (to do something).
           You're making her cry.
           I was made to feel like a criminal.
     16. v. (ditransitive, second object is a verb, can be stressed for emphasis or clarity) To force to do.
           The teacher made the student study.
           Don’t let them make you suffer.
     17. v. (ditransitive, of a fact) To indicate or suggest to be.
           His past mistakes don’t make him a bad person.
     18. v. (transitive, of a bed) To cover neatly with bedclothes.
     19. v. (transitive, US slang) To recognise, identify.
     20. v. (transitive, colloquial) To arrive at a destination, usually at or by a certain time.
           We should make Cincinnati by 7 tonight.
     21. v. (intransitive, colloquial) To proceed (in a direction).
           They made westward over the snowy mountains.
           Make for the hills! It's a wildfire!
           They made away from the fire toward the river.
     22. v. To cover (a given distance) by travelling.
     23. v. To move at (a speed).
           The ship could make 20 knots an hour in calm seas.
           This baby can make 220 miles an hour.
     24. v. To appoint; to name.
     25. v. (transitive, slang) To induct into the Mafia or a similar organization (as a made man).
     26. v. (intransitive, colloquial, euphemistic) To defecate or urinate.
     27. v. To earn, to gain (money, points, membership or status).
           They hope to make a bigger profit.
           He didn't make the choir after his voice changed.
           She made ten points in that game.
     28. v. To pay, to cover (an expense); chiefly used after expressions of inability.
     29. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To compose verses; to write poetry; to versify.
     30. v. To enact; to establish.
     31. v. To develop into; to prove to be.
           She'll make a fine president.
     32. v. To form or formulate in the mind.
           make plans
           made a questionable decision
     33. v. To perform a feat.
           make a leap
           make a pass
           make a u-turn
     34. v. (obsolete) To act in a certain manner; to have to do; to manage; to interfere; to be active; often in the phrase to meddle or make.
     35. v. (obsolete) To increase; to augment; to accrue.
     36. v. (obsolete) To be engaged or concerned in.
     37. v. (now, archaic) To cause to be (in a specified place), used after a subjective (m, en, what).
     38. v. (transitive, euphemism) To take the virginity of.
     39. v. To have sexual intercourse with.
     40. n. (often of a car) Brand or kind; often paired with model.
           What make of car do you drive?
     41. n. How a thing is made; construction.
     42. n. Origin of a manufactured article; manufacture.
           The camera was of German make.
     43. n. Quantity produced, especially of materials.
     44. n. (dated) The act or process of making something, especially in industrial manufacturing.
     45. n. A person's character or disposition.
     46. n. (bridge) The declaration of the trump for a hand.
     47. n. (physics) The closing of an electrical circuit.
     48. n. (computing) A software utility for automatically building large applications, or an implementation of this utility.
     49. n. (slang) Recognition or identification, especially from police records or evidence.
     50. n. (slang) Past or future target of seduction (usually female).
     51. n. (slang) A promotion.
     52. n. A home-made project
     53. n. (basketball) A made basket.
     54. n. (dialectal) Mate; a spouse or companion.
     55. n. (Scotland, Ireland, Northern England, now, rare) A halfpenny.
as if to make it plain
to make a fire for them
a
     1. n. The name of the Latin script letter A/a.
     2. art. One; any indefinite example of; used to denote a singular item of a group.
           There was a man here looking for you yesterday.
     3. 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.
     4. art. One certain or particular; any single.
           We've received an interesting letter from a Mrs. Miggins of London.
     5. art. The same; one.
           We are of a mind on matters of morals.
     6. 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?
     7. art. Used before plural nouns modified by few, good many, couple, great many, etc.
     8. 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.
     9. prep. (archaic) To do with position or direction; In, on, at, by, towards, onto.
           Stand a tiptoe.
     10. prep. To do with separation; In, into.
           Torn a pieces.
     11. prep. To do with time; Each, per, in, on, by.
           I brush my teeth twice a day.
     12. prep. (obsolete) To do with method; In, with.
     13. prep. (obsolete) To do with role or capacity; In.
           A God’s name.
     14. prep. To do with status; In.
           King James Bible (II Chronicles 2:18)
             To set the people a worke.
     15. 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'.
     16. 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
     17. prep. (archaic) To do with an action/movement; To, into.
     18. v. (archaic or slang) Have.
           I'd a come, if you'd a asked.
     19. pron. (obsolete, outside, England, and, Scotland dialects) He.
     20. interj. A meaningless syllable; ah.
     21. prep. (archaic, slang) Of.
           The name of John a Gaunt.
     22. adv. (chiefly Scotland) All.
     23. adj. (chiefly Scotland) All.
after a moment
he got a chair
burlesque
     1. adj. Parodical; parodic
     2. n. A derisive art form that mocks by imitation; a parody.
     3. n. A variety adult entertainment show, usually including titillation such as striptease, most common from the 1880s to the 1930s.
     4. n. A ludicrous imitation; a caricature; a travesty; a gross perversion.
     5. v. To make a burlesque parody of
     6. v. To ridicule, or to make ludicrous by grotesque representation in action or in language.
parody
     1. n. A work or performance that imitates another work or performance with ridicule or irony.
     2. n. (, archaic) A popular maxim, adage, or proverb.
     3. v. To make a parody of something.
           The comedy movie parodied the entire Western genre.
of
     1. prep. Expressing distance or motion.
     2. prep. (now, obsolete or dialectal) From (of distance, direction), off.
     3. prep. (obsolete except in phrases) Since, from (a given time, earlier state etc.).
     4. prep. From, away from (a position, number, distance etc.).
           There are no shops within twenty miles of the cottage.
     5. prep. (North America, Scotland, Ireland) Before (the hour); to.
           What's the time? / Nearly a quarter of three.
     6. prep. Expressing separation.
     7. prep. (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with the action indicated by a transitive verb and the quality or substance by a grammatical object.)
           Finally she was relieved of the burden of caring for her sick husband.
     8. prep. (Indicating removal, absence or separation, with resulting state indicated by an adjective.)
           He seemed devoid of human feelings.
     9. prep. (obsolete) (Indicating removal, absence or separation, construed with an intransitive verb.)
     10. prep. Expressing origin.
     11. prep. (Indicating an ancestral source or origin of descent.)
           The word is believed to be of Japanese origin.
     12. prep. (Indicating a (non-physical) source of action or emotion; introducing a cause, instigation); from, out of, as an expression of.
           The invention was born of necessity.
     13. prep. (following an intransitive verb) (Indicates the source or cause of the verb.)
           It is said that she died of a broken heart.
     14. prep. (following an adjective) (Indicates the subject or cause of the adjective.)
           I am tired of all this nonsense.
     15. prep. Expressing agency.
     16. prep. (following a passive verb) (Indicates the agent (for most verbs, now usually expressed with (m, en, by)).)
           I am not particularly enamoured of this idea.
     17. prep. (Used to introduce the subjective genitive; following a noun to form the head of a postmodifying noun phrase) (see also 'Possession' senses below).
           The contract can be terminated at any time with the agreement of both parties.
     18. prep. (following an adjective) (Used to indicate the agent of something described by the adjective.)
           It was very brave of you to speak out like that.
     19. prep. Expressing composition, substance.
     20. prep. (after a verb expressing construction, making etc.) (Used to indicate the material or substance used.)
           Many 'corks' are now actually made of plastic.
     21. prep. (directly following a noun) (Used to indicate the material of the just-mentioned object.)
           She wore a dress of silk.
     22. prep. (Indicating the composition of a given collective or quantitative noun.)
           What a lot of nonsense!
     23. prep. (Used to link a given class of things with a specific example of that class.)
           Welcome to the historic town of Harwich.
     24. prep. (Links two nouns in near-apposition, with the first qualifying the second); which is also.
           I'm not driving this wreck of a car.
     25. prep. Introducing subject matter.
     26. prep. (Links an intransitive verb, or a transitive verb and its subject (especially verbs to do with thinking, feeling, expressing etc.), with its subject-matter); concerning, with regard to.
           I'm always thinking of you.
     27. prep. (following a noun (now chiefly nouns of knowledge, communication etc.)) (Introduces its subject matter); about, concerning.
           He told us the story of his journey to India.
     28. prep. (following an adjective) (Introduces its subject matter.)
           This behaviour is typical of teenagers.
     29. prep. Having partitive effect.
     30. prep. (following a number or other quantitive word) (Introduces the whole for which is indicated only the specified part or segment); from among.
           Most of these apples are rotten.
     31. prep. (following a noun) (Indicates a given part.)
     32. prep. (now, archaic, literary, with preceding partitive word assumed, or as a predicate after to be) Some, an amount of, one of.
           On the whole, they seem to be of the decent sort.
     33. prep. (Links to a genitive noun or possessive pronoun, with partitive effect (though now often merged with possessive senses, below).)
           He is a friend of mine.
     34. prep. Expressing possession.
     35. prep. Belonging to, existing in, or taking place in a given location, place or time. Compare origin senses, above.
           He was perhaps the most famous scientist of the twentieth century.
     36. prep. Belonging to (a place) through having title, ownership or control over it.
           The owner of the nightclub was arrested.
     37. prep. Belonging to (someone or something) as something they possess or have as a characteristic; (the possessive genitive. (With abstract nouns, this intersects with the subjective genitive, above under age
           Keep the handle of the saucepan away from the flames.
     38. prep. Forming the objective genitive.
     39. prep. (Follows an agent noun, verbal noun or noun of action.)
           She had a profound distrust of the police.
     40. prep. Expressing qualities or characteristics.
     41. prep. (now, archaic or literary) (Links an adjective with a noun or noun phrase to form a quasi-adverbial qualifier); in respect to, as regards.
           My companion seemed affable and easy of manner.
     42. prep. (Indicates a quality or characteristic); characterized by.
           Pooh was said to be a bear of very little brain.
     43. prep. (Indicates quantity, age, price, etc.)
           We have been paying interest at a rate of 10%.
     44. prep. (US, informal considered incorrect by some) (Used to link singular indefinite nouns (preceded by the indefinite article) and attributive adjectives modified by certain common adverbs of degree.)
           It's not that big of a deal.
     45. prep. Expressing a point in time.
     46. prep. (chiefly regional) During the course of (a set period of time, day of the week etc.), now specifically with implied repetition or regularity.
           Of an evening, we would often go for a stroll along the river.
     47. prep. (_) For (a given length of time).
           I've not tekken her out of a goodly long while.
     48. prep. (after a noun) (Indicates duration of a state, activity etc.)
           After a delay of three hours, the plane finally took off.
     49. v. (usually in modal perfect constructions) (eye dialect of have) or ’ve, chiefly in depictions of colloquial speech.
a jury of her peers
neither of them spoke
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