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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
went to the sink
she said to herself
     1. n. (physical) An area; somewhere within an area.
     2. n.          An open space, particularly a city square, market square, or courtyard.
     3. n.          A group of houses.
                   They live at Westminster Place.
     4. n.          An inhabited area: a village, town, or city.
     5. n.          Any area of the earth: a region.
                   He is going back to his native place on vacation.
     6. n.          The area one occupies, particularly somewhere to sit.
                   We asked the restaurant to give us a table with three places.
     7. n.          The area where one lives: one's home, formerly(chiefly) country estates and farms.
                   Do you want to come over to my place later?
     8. n.          An area of the skin.
     9. n. (euphemism) An area to urinate and defecate: an outhouse or lavatory.
     10. n. (obsolete) An area to fight: a battlefield or the contested ground in a battle.
     11. n. A location or position in space.
     12. n. A particular location in a book or document, particularly the current location of a reader.
     13. n. (obsolete) A passage or extract from a book or document.
     14. n. (obsolete) A topic.
     15. n. A frame of mind.
           I'm in a strange place at the moment.
     16. n. (chess) A chess position; a square of the chessboard.
     17. n. (social) A responsibility or position in an organization.
     18. n.          A role or purpose; a station.
                   It is really not my place to say what is right and wrong in this case.
     19. n.          The position of a contestant in a competition.
                   We thought we would win but only ended up in fourth place.
     20. n.          (horse-racing) The position of first, second, or third at the finish, especially the second position.
                    to win a bet on a horse for place
     21. n.          The position as a member of a sports team.
                   He lost his place in the national team.
     22. n. (obsolete) A fortified position: a fortress, citadel, or walled town.
     23. n. Numerically, the column counting a certain quantity.
           three decimal places;  the hundreds place
     24. n. Ordinal relation; position in the order of proceeding.
           That's what I said in the first place!
     25. n. Reception; effect; implying the making room for.
     26. v. To put (an object or person) in a specific location.
           He placed the glass on the table.
     27. v. (intransitive) To earn a given spot in a competition.
           The Cowboys placed third in the league.
     28. v.          (intransitive, racing) To finish second, especially of horses or dogs.
                   In the third race: Aces Up won, paying eight dollars; Blarney Stone placed, paying three dollars; and Cinnamon showed, paying five dollars.
     29. v. To remember where and when (an object or person) has been previously encountered.
           I've seen him before, but I can't quite place where.
     30. v. (transitive, in the passive) To achieve (a certain position, often followed by an ordinal) as in a horse race.
           Run Ragged was placed fourth in the race.
     31. v. To sing (a note) with the correct pitch.
     32. v. To arrange for or to make (a bet).
           I placed ten dollars on the Lakers beating the Bulls.
     33. v. To recruit or match an appropriate person for a job.
           They phoned hoping to place her in the management team.
     34. v. (sports) To place-kick (a goal).
the rivers' place
you know the sort of place
     1. art. Form of a used before a vowel sound
     2. art. (now quite rare) Form of a used before 'h' in an unstressed syllable
     3. art. (nonstandard) Form of a used before 'h' in a stressed syllable
     4. conj. (archaic) If
     5. conj. (archaic) So long as.
           An it harm none, do what ye will.
     6. conj. (archaic) As if; as though.
     7. n. The first letter of the Georgian alphabet, ა (Mkhedruli), Ⴀ (Asomtavruli) or ⴀ (Nuskhuri).
     8. prep. In each; to or for each; per.
           I was only going twenty miles an hour.
to an impressive suite
I am an ambitious hostess
     1. v. simple past tense and past participle of entwine
          1. v. To twist or twine around something (or one another).
     1. n. (geometry) A two-dimensional geometric figure, a line, consisting of the set of all those points in a plane that are equally distant from a given point (center).
           The set of all points (x, y) such that (x-1)2 + y2 = r2 is a circle of radius r around the point (1, 0).
     2. n. A two-dimensional geometric figure, a disk, consisting of the set of all those points of a plane at a distance less than or equal to a fixed distance (radius) from a given point.
     3. n. Any thin three-dimensional equivalent of the geometric figures.
           Put on your dunce-cap and sit down on that circle.
     4. n. A curve that more or less forms part or all of a circle.
           move in a circle
     5. n. Orbit.
     6. n. A specific group of persons; especially one who shares a common interest.
           inner circle
           circle of friends
           literary circle
     7. n. (cricket) A line comprising two semicircles of 30 yards radius centred on the wickets joined by straight lines parallel to the pitch used to enforce field restrictions in a one-day match.
     8. n. (Wicca) A ritual circle that is cast three times deosil and closes three times widdershins either in the air with a wand or literally with stones or other items used for worship.
     9. n. (South Africa) A traffic circle or roundabout.
     10. n. (obsolete) Compass; circuit; enclosure.
     11. n. (astronomy) An instrument of observation, whose graduated limb consists of an entire circle. When fixed to a wall in an observatory, it is called a mural circle; when mounted with a telescope on an ax
     12. n. A series ending where it begins, and repeating itself.
     13. n. (logic) A form of argument in which two or more unproved statements are used to prove each other; inconclusive reasoning.
     14. n. Indirect form of words; circumlocution.
     15. n. A territorial division or district.
           The ten Circles of the Holy Roman Empire were those principalities or provinces which had seats in the German Diet.
     16. n. (in the plural) A bagginess of the skin below the eyes from lack of sleep.
           After working all night, she had circles under her eyes.
     17. v. To travel around along a curved path.
     18. v. To surround.
     19. v. To place or mark a circle around.
           Circle the jobs that you are interested in applying for.
     20. v. (intransitive) To travel in circles.
           Vultures circled overhead.
     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.
that, in nine cases out of ten
and got a cut of the north wind
     1. n. plural of flower
     2. v. third-person singular present indicative of flower
          1. n. A colorful, conspicuous structure associated with angiosperms, frequently scented and attracting various insects, and which may or may not be used for sexual reproduction.
          2. n. (botany) A reproductive structure in angiosperms (flowering plants), often conspicuously colourful and typically including sepals, petals, and either or both stamens and/or a pistil.
          3. n. A plant that bears flowers, especially a plant that is small and lacks wood.
                We transplanted the flowers to a larger pot.
          4. n. (usually with in) Of plants, a state of bearing blooms.
                The dogwoods are in flower this week.
          5. n. (euphemistic, hypocoristic) The vulva, especially the labia majora.
          6. n. The best examples or representatives of a group.
                We selected the flower of the applicants.
          7. n. The best state of things; the prime.
                She was in the flower of her life.
          8. n. (obsolete) Flour.
          9. n. (in the chemistry, obsolete) A substance in the form of a powder, especially when condensed from sublimation.
                the flowers of sulphur
          10. n. A figure of speech; an ornament of style.
          11. n. (printing) Ornamental type used chiefly for borders around pages, cards, etc.
          12. n. (in the plural) Menstrual discharges.
          13. v. (lbl, en, intransitive) To put forth blooms.
                This plant flowers in June.
          14. v. (lbl, en, transitive) To decorate with pictures of flowers.
          15. v. (lbl, en, intransitive) To reach a state of full development or achievement.
          16. v. (lbl, en, intransitive) To froth; to ferment gently, as new beer.
          17. v. (lbl, en, intransitive) To come off as flowers by sublimation.
          18. n. (rare) Something that flows, such as a river.
     1. prep. Physically above and in contact with.
           Place the book upon the table.
     2. prep. Physically directly supported by.
           The crew set sail upon the sea.
           She balanced upon one foot.
     3. prep. Being followed by another so as to form a series.
           hours upon hours, years upon years, mile upon mile of desert
     4. prep. At (a prescribed point in time).
           The contract was rendered void upon his death.
     5. prep. On.
     6. adv. Being the target of an action.
           He was set upon by the agitated dogs
first upon the stairs
you women might come upon a clue to the motive
     1. conj. Connects at least two alternative words, phrases, clauses, sentences, etc. each of which could make a passage true. In English, this is the "inclusive or." The "exclusive or" is formed by "either(...)
           In Ohio, anyone under the age of 18 who wants a tattoo or body piercing needs the consent of a parent or guardian.
           He might get cancer, or be hit by a bus, or God knows what.
     2. conj. (logic) An operator denoting the disjunction of two propositions or truth values. There are two forms, the inclusive or and the exclusive or.
     3. conj. Counts the elements before and after as two possibilities.
     4. conj. Otherwise (a consequence of the condition that the previous is false).
           It's raining! Come inside or you'll catch a cold!
     5. conj. Connects two equivalent names.
           The country Myanmar, or Burma
     6. n. (logic, electronics) alternative form of OR
     7. n. (tincture) The gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     8. adj. (tincture) Of gold or yellow tincture on a coat of arms.
     9. adv. (obsolete) Early (on).
     10. adv. (obsolete) Earlier, previously.
     11. prep. (now archaic, or dialect) Before; ere.
or to sit down
or sudden feeling
     1. prep. Defining a circle or closed curve containing a thing.
           I planted a row of lillies around the statue.  The jackals began to gather around someone or something.
     2. prep. Following the perimeter of a specified area and returning to the starting point.
           We walked around the football field.  She went around the track fifty times.
     3. prep. Following a path which curves near an object, with the object on the inside of the curve.
           The road took a brief detour around the large rock formation, then went straight on.
     4. prep. (of distance, time) Near; in the vicinity of.
           I left my keys somewhere around here.  I left the house around 10 this morning.  There isn't another house here for miles around.  I'll see you around the neighbourhood, etc.
     5. prep. At various places in.
           The pages from the notebook were scattered around the room.  Those teenagers like to hang around the mall.
     6. adj. (informal, with the verb "to be") Alive; existing.
           The record store on Main Street? Yes, it's still around.
           "How is old Bob? I heard that his health is failing."  "Oh, he's still around. He's feeling better now.".
     7. adv. Generally.
     8. adv. From place to place.
           There are rumors going around that the company is bankrupt.
           She went around the office and got everyone to sign the card.
           Look around and see what you find.
           We moved the furniture around in the living room.
     9. adv. From one state or condition to an opposite or very different one; with a metaphorical change in direction; bringing about awareness or agreement.
           The team wasn't doing well, but the new coach really turned things around.
           He used to stay up late but his new girlfriend changed that around.
           The patient was unconscious but the doctor brought him around quickly. (see bring around, come around)
           I didn't think he would ever like the new design, but eventually we brought him around. (see bring around, come around)
     10. adv. (with turn, spin etc.) Partially or completely rotated, including to face in the opposite direction.
           Turn around at the end of this street.
           She spun around a few times.
     11. adv. Used with verbs to indicate repeated or continuous action, or in numerous locations or with numerous people
           Stop kidding around. I'm serious.
           I asked around, and no-one really liked it.
           Shopping around can get you a better deal.
           When are you going to stop whoring around, find a nice girl, and give us grandchildren?
and look around
after a glance around
     1. pron. An uncertain or unspecified thing; one thing.
           I must have forgotten to pack something, but I can't think what.
           I have something for you in my bag.
           I have a feeling something good is going to happen today.
     2. pron. (colloquial, of someone or something) A quality to a moderate degree.
           The performance was something of a disappointment.
           That child is something of a genius.
     3. pron. (colloquial, of a person) A talent or quality that is difficult to specify.
           She has a certain something.
     4. pron. (colloquial, often with really or quite) Somebody or something who is superlative in some way.
           He's really something! I've never heard such a great voice.
           She's quite something. I can't believe she would do such a mean thing.
     5. adj. Having a characteristic that the speaker cannot specify.
     6. adv. (degree) Somewhat; to a degree.
           The baby looks something like his father.
     7. adv. (degree, colloquial) To a high degree.
     8. v. Applied to an action whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g. from words of a song.
     9. n. An object whose nature is yet to be defined.
     10. n. An object whose name is forgotten by, unknown or unimportant to the user, e.g., from words of a song. Also used to refer to an object earlier indefinitely referred to as 'something' (pronoun sense).
something to show
having something to do
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