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     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 or prepositional verbs.
           I have to do laundry today.
           She looks to him for guidance.
     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. Indicating a relationship between an adjective and an infinitive.
           The log was heavy to lift.
           I chose to change my mind.
     8. prep. Used to indicate result of action.
           His face was beaten to a pulp.
     9. 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.
     10. 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
     11. prep. (arithmetic) Used to indicate ratios; in informal use the ratios are not reduced to smallest terms.
           one to one = 1:1
           ten to one = 10:1.
     12. 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.
     13. prep. Used to indicate the indirect object.
           I gave the book to him.
     14. prep. (time) Preceding.
           ten to ten = 9:50; We're going to leave at ten to (the hour).
     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)
she began to laugh;
as if to make it plain
     1. v. (obsolete, Scotland, Northern England) To twist or turn.
           A thrown nail.
     2. v. To hurl; to cause an object to move rapidly through the air.
           throw a shoe;   throw a javelin;   the horse threw its rider
     3. v. To eject or cause to fall off.
     4. v. To move to another position or condition; to displace.
           throw the switch
     5. v. (ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
     6. v. (transitive, cricket) Of a bowler, to deliver (the ball) illegally by straightening the bowling arm during delivery.
     7. v. (transitive, computing) To send (an error) to an exception-handling mechanism in order to interrupt normal processing.
           If the file is read-only, the method throws an invalid operation exception.
     8. v. (sports) To intentionally lose a game.
           The tennis player was accused of taking bribes to throw the match.
     9. v. (transitive, informal) To confuse or mislead.
           The deliberate red herring threw me at first.
     10. v. (figuratively) To send desperately.
           Their sergeant threw the troops into pitched battle.
     11. v. To imprison.
           The magistrate ordered the suspect to be thrown into jail.
     12. v. To organize an event, especially a party.
     13. v. To roll (a die or dice).
     14. v. To cause a certain number on the die or dice to be shown after rolling it.
     15. v. (transitive, bridge) To discard.
     16. v. (martial arts) To lift the opponent off the ground and bring him back down, especially into a position behind the thrower.
     17. v. (transitive, said of one's voice) To change in order to give the illusion that the voice is that of someone else.
     18. v. To show sudden emotion, especially anger.
     19. v. To project or send forth.
     20. v. To put on hastily; to spread carelessly.
     21. v. To twist two or more filaments of (silk, etc.) so as to form one thread; to twist together, as singles, in a direction contrary to the twist of the singles themselves; sometimes applied to the whole c
     22. v. (baseball, slang) To select (a pitcher); to assign a pitcher to a given role (such as starter or reliever).
     23. v. To install a bridge.
     24. n. The flight of a thrown object
           What a great throw by the quarterback!
     25. n. The act of throwing something.
           With an accurate throw, he lassoed the cow.
     26. n. One's ability to throw
           He's got a girl's throw.
           He's always had a pretty decent throw.
     27. n. A distance travelled; displacement; as, the throw of the piston.
     28. n. A piece of fabric used to cover a bed, sofa or other soft furnishing.
     29. n. A single instance, occurrence, venture, or chance.
           Football tickets are expensive at fifty bucks a throw.
     30. n. Pain, especially pain associated with childbirth; throe.
     31. n. (veterinary) The act of giving birth in animals, especially in cows.
     32. v. (transitive, said of animals) To give birth to.
     33. n. (obsolete) A moment, time, occasion.
     34. n. (obsolete) A period of time; a while.
     35. n. (misspelling of throe)
     1. pron. The person, previously mentioned.
           One can teach oneself to do this.
     2. pron. A person's self - a general form of himself, herself or yourself
           Teaching oneself to swim can be dangerous.
     1. n. (especially southern England) A hill, especially a chalk hill; rolling grassland
           We went for a walk over the downs.
           The North Downs are a ridge of chalk hills in south east England.
     2. n. (usually plural) A field, especially one used for horse racing.
     3. n. (mostly) A tract of poor, sandy, undulating or hilly land near the sea, covered with fine turf which serves chiefly for the grazing of sheep.
     4. adv. (comparable) From a higher position to a lower one; downwards.
           The cat jumped down from the table.
     5. adv. (comparable) At a lower and/or further along or away place or position along a set path.
           His place is farther down the road.
           The company was well down the path to bankruptcy.
     6. adv. South (as south is at the bottom of typical maps).
           I went down to Miami for a conference.
     7. adv. (Ireland) Away from the city (even if the location is to the North).
           He went down to Cavan.
           down on the farm
           down country
     8. adv. (sport) Towards the opponent's side (in ball-sports).
     9. adv. Into a state of non-operation.
           The computer has been shut down.
           They closed the shop down.
     10. adv. To a subordinate or less prestigious position or rank.
           Smith was sent down to the minors to work on his batting.
           After the incident, Kelly went down to Second Lieutenant.
     11. adv. (anchor, Adv_rail)(rail transport) In the direction leading away from the principal terminus, away from milepost zero.
     12. adv. (sentence substitute, imperative) Get down.
           Down, boy! (such as to direct a dog to stand on four legs from two, or to sit from standing on four legs.)
     13. adv. (academia) Away from Oxford or Cambridge.
           He's gone back down to Newcastle for Christmas.
     14. adv. From a remoter or higher antiquity.
     15. adv. From a greater to a less bulk, or from a thinner to a thicker consistence.
     16. adv. From less to greater detail.
     17. adv. (intensifier) Used with verbs to add emphasis to the action of the verb.
           They tamped (down) the asphalt to get a better bond.
     18. adv. Used with verbs to indicate that the action of the verb was carried to some state of completion, rather than being of indefinite duration.
           He boiled the mixture./He boiled down the mixture.
           He sat waiting./He sat down and waited.
     19. prep. From the higher end to the lower of.
           The ball rolled down the hill.
     20. prep. From one end to another of.
           The bus went down the street.
           They walked down the beach holding hands.
     21. adj. Depressed, feeling low.
     22. adj. Sick or ill.
           He is down with the flu.
     23. adj. At a lower level than before.
           The stock market is down.
           Prices are down.
     24. adj. Having a lower score than an opponent.
           They are down by 3-0 with just 5 minutes to play.
           He was down by a bishop and a pawn after 15 moves.
           At 5-1 down, she produced a great comeback to win the set on a tiebreak.
     25. adj. (baseball, colloquial, following the noun modified) Out.
           Two down and one to go in the bottom of the ninth.
     26. adj. (colloquial) With on, negative about, hostile to
           Ever since Nixon, I've been down on Republicans.
     27. adj. (not comparable, North America, slang) Comfortable with, accepting of.
           He's chill enough; he'd probably be totally down with it.
           Are you down to hang out at the mall, Jamal?
           As long as you're down with helping me pick a phone, Tyrone.
     28. adj. (not comparable) Inoperable; out of order; out of service.
           The system is down.
     29. adj. Finished (of a task); defeated or dealt with (of an opponent or obstacle); elapsed (of time). Often coupled with to go (remaining).
           Two down and three to go. (Two tasks completed and three more still to be done.)
           Ten minutes down and nothing's happened yet.
     30. adj. (not comparable military, police slang) Wounded and unable to move normally; killed.
           We have an officer down outside the suspect's house.
           There are three soldiers down and one walking wounded.
     31. adj. (not comparable military, aviation slang) Mechanically failed, collided, shot down, or otherwise suddenly unable to fly.
           We have a chopper down near the river.
     32. adj. Thoroughly practiced, learned or memorised; mastered. (Compare down pat.)
           It's two weeks until opening night and our lines are still not down yet.
     33. adj. (obsolete) Downright; absolute; positive.
     34. v. To drink or swallow, especially without stopping before the vessel containing the liquid is empty.
           He downed an ale and ordered another.
     35. v. To cause to come down; to knock down or subdue.
           The storm downed several old trees along the highway.
     36. v. (transitive, pocket billiards) To put a ball in a pocket; to pot a ball.
           He downed two balls on the break.
     37. v. (transitive, American football) To bring a play to an end by touching the ball to the ground or while it is on the ground.
           He downed it at the seven-yard line.
     38. v. To write off; to make fun of.
     39. v. (obsolete, intransitive) To go down; to descend.
     40. n. A negative aspect; a downer.
           I love almost everything about my job. The only down is that I can't take Saturdays off.
     41. n. (dated) A grudge ((m, en, on) someone).
     42. n. An act of swallowing an entire drink at once.
     43. n. (American football) A single play, from the time the ball is snapped (the start) to the time the whistle is blown (the end) when the ball is down, or is downed.
           I bet after the third down, the kicker will replace the quarterback on the field.
     44. n. (crosswords) A clue whose solution runs vertically in the grid.
           I haven't solved 12 or 13 across, but I've got most of the downs.
     45. n. A downstairs room of a two-story house.
           She lives in a two-up two-down.
     46. n. Down payment.
     47. n. Soft, fluffy immature feathers which grow on young birds. Used as insulating material in duvets, sleeping bags and jackets.
     48. n. (botany) The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, such as the thistle.
     49. n. The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
     50. n. That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down.
     51. v. To cover, ornament, line, or stuff with down.
or to sit down
and looking down
     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.
     6. prep. Pertaining to (that particular thing).
           He has passed in English.
     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 first term.
     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 medium, format, or genre
     20. prep. # Indicates 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.
     21. prep. # Indicates a language, script, tone(,) etc. of writing, speaking, etc.
      #     When you write in cursive, it's illegible.   He spoke in French, but his speech was simultaneously translated into eight languages.
     22. v. (obsolete, transitive) To enclose.
     23. v. (obsolete, transitive) To take in; to harvest.
     24. adv. (not comparable) Located indoors, especially at home or the office, or inside something.
           Is Mr. Smith in?
     25. adv. Moving to the interior of a defined space, such as a building or room.
           Suddenly a strange man walked in.
     26. 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.
     27. adv. (UK) Abbreviation of in aid of.
           What's that in?
     28. adv. After the beginning of something.
     29. n. A position of power or a way to get it.
           His parents got him an in with the company
     30. n. (sport) The state of a batter/batsman who is currently batting – see innings
     31. n. A re-entrant angle; a nook or corner.
     32. adj. In fashion; popular.
           Skirts are in this year.
     33. adj. Incoming.
           the in train
     34. adj. (nautical, of the sails of a vessel) Furled or stowed.
     35. 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
     36. adj. (cricket) Currently batting.
     37. n. Inch.
in fact
locking her up in town
     1. n. The act of submitting.
     2. n. The thing which has been submitted.
     3. n. A submission hold in wrestling, mixed martial arts, or other combat sports.
     4. n. A subset or component of a mission.
     1. adv. (conjunctive, focus) In addition; besides; as well; further; too.
           They had porridge for breakfast, and also toast.
     2. adv. (obsolete) To the same degree or extent; so, as.
this man also had a cat
     1. adj. Metaphorical or tropical, as opposed to literal; using figures; as of the use of cats and dogs in the phrase It's raining cats and dogs.
     2. adj. Metaphorically so called
     3. adj. With many figures of speech
     4. adj. Emblematic; representative
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