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to
     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 the sink
he was to a dot
ridicule
     1. v. to criticize or disapprove of someone or something through scornful jocularity; to make fun of
           His older sibling constantly ridiculed him with sarcastic remarks.
     2. n. derision; mocking or humiliating words or behaviour
     3. n. An object of sport or laughter; a laughing stock.
     4. n. The quality of being ridiculous; ridiculousness.
     5. adj. (obsolete) ridiculous
           This action (...) became so ridicule. — Aubrey.
or
     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
to
     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
not to know him
come to think of it
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 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
ludicrous
     1. adj. Idiotic or unthinkable, often to the point of being funny.
           He made a ludicrous attempt to run for office.
     2. adj. Amusing by being plainly incongruous or absurd.
by
     1. prep. Near or next to.
           The mailbox is by the bus stop.
     2. prep. At some time before (the given time), or before the end of a given time interval.
           Be back by ten o'clock!  We will send it by the first week of July.
     3. prep. Indicates the actor in a clause with its verb in the passive voice: Through the action or presence of.
           The matter was decided by the chairman.  The boat was swamped by the water.  He was protected by his body armour.
     4. prep. Indicates the creator of a work: Existing through the authorship etc. of.
           There are many well-known plays by William Shakespeare
     5. prep. Indicates the cause of a condition or event: Through the action of, caused by, responsibility for; by dint of.
     6. prep. Indicates a means: Involving/using the means of.
           I avoided the guards by moving only when they weren't looking.
     7. prep. Indicates a source of light used as illumination.
           The electricity was cut off, so we had to read by candlelight.
     8. prep. Indicates an authority, rule, or permission followed.
           I sorted the items by category.  By the power vested in me, I now pronounce you man and wife.
     9. prep. Indicates the amount of some progression: With a change of.
           Our stock is up by ten percent.
     10. prep. In the formulae X by X and by Xs, indicates a steady progression, one X after another.
           We went through the book page by page.  We crawled forward by inches.
     11. prep. Indicates a referenced source: According to.
           He cheated by his own admission.
     12. prep. Indicates an oath: With the authority of.
           By Jove! I think she's got it!  By all that is holy, I'll put an end to this.
     13. prep. Used to separate dimensions when describing the size of something.
           It is easy to invert a 2-by-2 matrix.  The room was about 4 foot by 6 foot.  The bricks used to build the wall measured 10 by 20 by 30 cm.
     14. prep. (horse breeding) Designates a horse's male parent (sire); cf. out of.
           She's a lovely little filly, by Big Lad, out of Damsel in Distress.
     15. adv. Along a path which runs by the speaker.
           I watched as it passed by.
     16. adv. In the vicinity, near.
           There was a shepherd close by.
           The shop is hard by the High Street.
     17. adv. To or at a place, as a residence or place of business.
           I'll stop by on my way home from work.
           We're right near the lifeguard station. Come by before you leave.
     18. adv. Aside, away.
           The women spent much time after harvest putting jams by for winter and spring.
     19. adj. Out of the way, subsidiary.
     20. n. (card games) A pass
     21. interj. alternative spelling of bye
by the way
by the window
grotesque
     1. adj. distorted and unnatural in shape or size; abnormal and hideous
     2. adj. disgusting or otherwise viscerally reviling.
     3. adj. (typography) sans serif.
     4. n. A style of ornamentation characterized by fanciful combinations of intertwined forms.
     5. n. Anything grotesque.
     6. n. (typography) A sans serif typeface.
representation
     1. n. That which represents something else.
           The Venus of Willendorf was an early representation of the female body.
     2. n. The act of representing or exhibiting.
     3. n. (legal) The lawyers and staff who argue on behalf of another in court.
           People who cannot afford representation are eligible for government assistance.
     4. n. (politics) The ability to elect a representative to speak on one's behalf in government; the role of this representative in government.
           The lack of representation in the British parliament was one of the main factors behind the American Revolution.
     5. n. (mathematics) An object that describes an abstract group in terms of linear transformations of vector spaces; (more formally) a homomorphism from a group on a vector space to the general linear group
     6. n. A figure, image or idea that substitutes reality.
     7. n. A theatrical performance.
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
in a steady
in just that same way
action
     1. n. Something done so as to accomplish a purpose.
     2. n. A way of motion or functioning.
           Knead bread with a rocking action.
     3. n. Fast-paced activity.
           a movie full of exciting action
     4. n. A mechanism; a moving part or assembly.
           a rifle action
     5. n. (music): The mechanism, that is the set of moving mechanical parts, of a keyboard instrument, like a piano, which transfers the motion of the key to the sound-making device.Marshall Cavendish Corporat
     6. n. (slang) sexual intercourse.
           She gave him some action.
     7. n. The distance separating the strings and the fretboard on the guitar.
     8. n. (military) Combat.
           He saw some action in the Korean War.
     9. n. (legal) A charge or other process in a law court (also called lawsuit and actio).
     10. n. (mathematics) A mapping from a pairing of mathematical objects to one of them, respecting their individual structures. The pairing is typically a Cartesian product or a tensor product. The object that
     11. n. (physics) The product of energy and time.
     12. n. The event or connected series of events, either real or imaginary, forming the subject of a play, poem, or other composition; the unfolding of the drama of events.
     13. n. (art, painting and sculpture) The attitude or position of the several parts of the body as expressive of the sentiment or passion depicted.
     14. n. (bowling) spin put on the bowling ball.
     15. n. (business, obsolete, a Gallicism) A share in the capital stock of a joint-stock company, or in the public funds.
     16. interj. Demanding or signifying the start of something, usually an act or scene of a theatric performance.
           The director yelled ‘Action!’ before the camera started rolling.
     17. v. (transitive, management) To act on a request etc, in order to put it into effect.
     18. v. (transitive, chiefly archaic) To initiate a legal action against someone.
another action which seemed significant to his employer
or
     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
in
     1. prep. Used to indicate location, inclusion, or position within spatial, temporal or other limits.
     2. prep.          Contained by.
                   The dog is in the kennel.
     3. prep.          Within.
     4. prep.          Surrounded by.
                   We are in the enemy camp.   Her plane is in the air.
     5. prep.          Part of; a member of.
                   One in a million.   She's in band and orchestra.
     6. prep.          Pertaining to; with regard to.
                   What grade did he get in English?
                   Military letters should be formal in tone, but not stilted.
     7. prep.          At the end of a period of time.
                   They said they would call us in a week.
     8. prep.          Within a certain elapsed time
                   Are you able to finish this in three hours?   The massacre resulted in over 1000 deaths in three hours.
     9. prep.          During (said of periods of time).
                   in the first week of December;  Easter falls in the fourth lunar month;   The country reached a high level of prosperity in his fi
     10. prep.          (grammar, phonetics, of sounds and letters) Coming at the end of a word.
                   English nouns in -ce form their plurals in -s.
     11. prep. Into.
           Less water gets in your boots this way.
     12. prep. Used to indicate limit, qualification, condition, or circumstance.
           In replacing the faucet washers, he felt he was making his contribution to the environment.
     13. prep.          Indicating an order or arrangement.
                   My fat rolls around in folds.
     14. prep.          Denoting a state of the subject.
                   He stalked away in anger.   John is in a coma.
     15. prep.          Indicates, connotatively, a place-like form of someone's (or something's) personality, as his, her or its psychic and physical characteristics.
                   You've got a friend in me.   He's met his match in her.
     16. prep.          Wearing (an item of clothing).
                    I glanced over at the pretty girl in the red dress.
     17. prep. Used to indicate means, medium, format, genre, or instrumentality.
     18. prep.          (of something offered or given in an exchange) In the form of, in the denomination of.
                   Please pay me in cash — preferably in tens and twenties.
                   The deposit can be in any legal tender, even in gold.
                    Her generosity was rewarded in the success of its recipients.
     19. prep.          Used to indicate a language, script, tone, etc. of a text, speech, etc.
                   Beethoven's "Symphony No. 5" in C minor is among his most popular.
                   His speech was in French, but was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
                   When you write in cursive, it's illegible.
     20. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     21. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     22. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     23. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     24. adv. (sports) Still eligible to play, e.g. able to bat in cricket and baseball.
           He went for the wild toss but wasn't able to stay in.
     25. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     26. adv. After the beginning of something.
     27. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     28. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     29. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     30. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     31. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     32. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     33. adj. (legal) With privilege or possession; used to denote a holding, possession, or seisin.
           in by descent; in by purchase; in of the seisin of her husband
     34. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     35. n. Inch.
you're in charge
he drew in his breath
language
     1. n. A body of words, and set of methods of combining them (called a grammar), understood by a community and used as a form of communication.
           The English language and the German language are related.
           Deaf and mute people communicate using languages like ASL.
     2. n. The ability to communicate using words.
           the gift of language
     3. n. The vocabulary and usage of a particular specialist field.
           legal language;   the language of chemistry
     4. n. The expression of thought (the communication of meaning) in a specified way.
           body language;   the language of the eyes
     5. n. A body of sounds, signs and/or signals by which animals communicate, and by which plants are sometimes also thought to communicate.
     6. n. (computing) A computer language; a machine language.
     7. n. Manner of expression.
     8. n. The particular words used in a speech or a passage of text.
           The language used in the law does not permit any other interpretation.
           The language he used to talk to me was obscene.
     9. n. Profanity.
     10. v. (rare, now nonstandard, or technical) To communicate by language; to express in language.
     11. n. A languet, a flat plate in or below the flue pipe of an organ.
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