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     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
to be sure
to the sink
     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 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.
to make a fire for them
as if to make it plain
     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.
returned the sheriff
returning to the fold
     1. n. A telephone conversation.
           I received several phone calls today.
           I received several calls today.
     2. n. A short visit, usually for social purposes.
           I paid a call to a dear friend of mine.
     3. n. (nautical) A visit by a ship or boat to a port.
           The ship made a call at Southampton.
     4. n. A cry or shout.
           He heard a call from the other side of the room.
     5. n. A decision or judgement.
           That was a good call.
     6. n. The characteristic cry of a bird or other animal.
           That sound is the distinctive call of the cuckoo bird.
     7. n. A beckoning or summoning.
           I had to yield to the call of the wild.
     8. n. The right to speak at a given time during a debate or other public event; the floor.
           The Prime Minister has the call.
           I give the call to the Manager of Opposition Business.
     9. n. (finance) An option to buy stock at a specified price during or at a specified time.
     10. n. (cricket) The act of calling to the other batsman.
     11. n. (cricket) The state of being the batsman whose role it is to call (depends on where the ball goes.)
     12. n. A work shift which requires one to be available when requested (see on call).
     13. n. (computing) The act of jumping to a subprogram, saving the means to return to the original point.
     14. n. A statement of a particular state, or rule, made in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
           There was a 20 dollar bet on the table, and my call was 9.
     15. n. (poker) The act of matching a bet made by a player who has previously bet in the same round of betting.
     16. n. A note blown on the horn to encourage the dogs in a hunt.
     17. n. (nautical) A whistle or pipe, used by the boatswain and his mate to summon the sailors to duty.
     18. n. A pipe or other instrument to call birds or animals by imitating their note or cry. A game call.
     19. n. An invitation to take charge of or serve a church as its pastor.
     20. n. (archaic) Vocation; employment; calling.
     21. n. (US, legal) A reference to, or statement of, an object, course, distance, or other matter of description in a survey or grant requiring or calling for a corresponding object, etc., on the land.
     22. n. (informal, slang) A meeting with a client for paid sex; hookup; job.
     23. v. To use one's voice.:
     24. v.          (intransitive) To request, summon, or beckon.
                   That person is hurt; call for help!
     25. v.          (intransitive) To cry or shout.
     26. v.          To utter in a loud or distinct voice.
                   to call the roll of a military company
     27. v.          (transitive, intransitive) To contact by telephone.
                   Why don't you call me in the morning?  Why don't you call tomorrow?
     28. v.          To declare in advance.
                   The captains call the coin toss.
     29. v.          To rouse from sleep; to awaken.
     30. v.          To declare (an effort or project) to be a failure.
                   After the third massive failure, John called the whole initiative.
     31. v. (heading, intransitive) To visit.
     32. v.          To pay a (social) visit (often used with "on", "round", or "at"; used by salespeople with "again" to invite customers to come again).
                   We could always call on a friend.  The engineer called round whilst you were away.
     33. v.          To stop at a station or port.
                   This train calls at Reading, Slough and London Paddington.  Our cruise ship called at Bristol Harbour.
     34. v. To name, identify or describe.:
     35. v.          (ditransitive) To name or refer to.
                   Why don't we dispense with the formalities. Please call me Al.
     36. v.          (in passive) Of a person, to have as one's name; of a thing, to have as its name.
                   I'm called John.  A very tall building is called a skyscraper.
     37. v.          To predict.
                   He called twelve of the last three recessions.
     38. v.          To state, or estimate, approximately or loosely; to characterize without strict regard to fact.
                   They call the distance ten miles.  That's enough work. Let's call it a day and go home.
     39. v.          (obsolete) To disclose the class or character of; to identify.
     40. v. (heading, sport) Direct or indirect use of the voice.
     41. v.          (cricket) (of a batsman): To shout directions to the other batsman on whether or not they should take a run.
     42. v.          (baseball, cricket) (of a fielder): To shout to other fielders that he intends to take a catch (thus avoiding collisions).
     43. v.          (intransitive, poker) To equal the same amount that other players are currently betting.
                    I bet $800 and Jane raised to $1600. My options: call (match her $1600 bet), reraise or fold.
     44. v.          (intransitive, poker, proscribed) To match the current bet amount, in preparation for a raise in the same turn. (Usually, players are forbidden to anno
                    I'll call your 300, and raise to 600!
     45. v.          To state, or invoke a rule, in many games such as bridge, craps, jacks, and so on.
                   My partner called two spades.
     46. v. (transitive, sometimes with for) To require, demand.
           He felt called to help the old man.
     47. v. (transitive, finance) To announce the early extinction of a debt by prepayment, usually at a premium.
     48. v. (transitive, banking) To demand repayment of a loan.
     49. v. (transitive, computing) To jump to (another part of a program) to perform some operation, returning to the original point on completion.
           A recursive function is one that calls itself.
what is it you call it, ladies
I guess you would call it a laugh
     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 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-ma
                    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 inter
                    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 mod
                    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.          (UK dialectal, chiefly in negative constructions) 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.
matter-of-fact fashion
bringing out a roll of cloth
     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.
as a rule
a jury of her peers
     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
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