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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
made it clearer to him
an attempt to put up a barrier
wrap
     1. v. To enclose (an object) completely in any flexible, thin material such as fabric or paper.
     2. v. To enclose or coil around an object or organism, as a form of grasping.
           A snake wraps itself around its prey.
     3. v. (figurative) To conceal by enveloping or enfolding; to hide.
     4. v. (transitive, or intransitive, video production) To finish shooting (filming) a video, television show, or movie.
           To avoid going over budget, let's make sure we wrap by ten. (compare wrap up 2)
     5. v. (lines, words, text, etc.) To break a continuous line (of text) onto the next line
           I wrapped the text so that I wouldn't need to scroll to the right to read it.
     6. v. (computing, transitive) To make functionality available through a software wrapper.
     7. v. To (cause to) reset to an original value after passing a maximum.
           The row counter wraps back to zero when no more rows can be inserted.
     8. n. A garment that one wraps around the body to keep oneself warm.
     9. n. A type of food consisting of various ingredients wrapped in a tortilla or pancake.
     10. n. (entertainment) The completion of all or a major part of a performance.
     11. n. A wraparound mortgage.
looked about for something to wrap the fruit in
around
     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
turned around and said
something
     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
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 all its history
still in that mild
a
     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.
a conceited
for a moment
circle
     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.
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