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(prep.) Against; also, towards (in order to meet).


An inflammatory swelling or sore


Someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality; "Mozart was a child genius";
Kill by smashing someone's skull
Hit on the head
That part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
That which is responsible for one's thoughts and feelings; the seat of the faculty of reason; "his mind wandered"; "I couldn't get his words out of my head"
Mental ability; "he's got plenty of brains but no common sense"
The brain of certain animals used as meat


A unit of length
Metal shackles; for hands or legs
A series of (usually metal) rings or links fitted into one another to make a flexible ligament
A necklace made by a stringing objects together; "a string of beads"; "a strand of pearls";
Anything that acts as a restraint
A linked or connected series of objects; "a chain of daisies"
Fasten or secure with chains; "Chain the chairs together"
(business) a number of similar establishments (stores or restaurants or banks or hotels or theaters) under one ownership
Connect or arrange into a chain by linking
A series of things depending on each other as if linked together; "the chain of command"; "a complicated concatenation of circumstances"
(chemistry) a series of linked atoms (generally in an organic molecule)
A series of hills or mountains; "the valley was between two ranges of hills"; "the plains lay just beyond the mountain range"


Emptying something accomplished by allowing liquid to run out of it
Make weak; "Life in the camp drained him"
A gradual depletion of energy or resources; "a drain on resources"; "a drain of young talent by emigration"
A pipe through which liquid is carried away
Empty of liquid; drain the liquid from; "We drained the oil tank"
Tube inserted into a body cavity (as during surgery) to remove unwanted material
Deplete of resources; "The exercise class drains me of energy"
Flow off gradually; "The rain water drains into this big vat"


(n.) Pigeon's dung used in tanning. See Grainer. n., 1.
(n. pl.) See 5th Grain, n., 2 (b).


Gain knowledge or skills; "She learned dancing from her sister"; "I learned Sanskrit"; "Children acquire language at an amazing rate"
Get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
Be a student of a certain subject; "She is reading for the bar exam"
Commit to memory; learn by heart; "Have you memorized your lines for the play yet?"
Impart skills or knowledge to; "I taught them French"; "He instructed me in building a boat"


A basic knitting stitch
Extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
Express complaints, discontent, displeasure, or unhappiness; "My mother complains all day"; "She has a lot to kick about"


Shrimp-like decapod crustacean having two pairs of pincers; most are edible
Any of various edible decapod crustaceans
Fish for prawns


Lay spawn; "The salmon swims upstream to spawn"
Call forth
The mass of eggs deposited by fish or amphibians or molluscs


Color for microscopic study; "The laboratory worker dyed the specimen"
Color with a liquid dye or tint; "Stain this table a beautiful walnut color"; "people knew how to stain glass a beautiful blue in the middle ages"
Produce or leave stains; "Red wine stains the table cloth"
Make dirty or spotty, as by exposure to air; also used metaphorically; "The silver was tarnished by the long exposure to the air"; "Her reputation was sullied after the affair with a married man"
An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"
A soiled or discolored appearance; "the wine left a dark stain"
A symbol of disgrace or infamy; "And the Lord set a mark upon Cain"--Genesis
The state of being covered with unclean things
(microscopy) a dye or other coloring material that is used in microscopy to make structures visible


A man who is the lover of a girl or young woman; "if I'd known he was her boyfriend I wouldn't have asked"


Exercise in order to prepare for an event or competition; "She is training for the Olympics"
Undergo training or instruction in preparation for a particular role, function, or profession; "She is training to be a teacher"; "He trained as a legal aid"
Create by training and teaching; "The old master is training world-class violinists"; "we develop the leaders for the future"
Teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports; "He is training our Olympic team"; "She is coaching the crew"
Point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards;
Drag loosely along a surface; allow to sweep the ground; "The toddler was trailing his pants"; "She trained her long scarf behind her"
Travel by rail or train; "They railed from Rome to Venice"; "She trained to Hamburg"
Educate for a future role or function; "He is grooming his son to become his successor"; "The prince was


Have affection for; feel tenderness for
Have a desire for something or someone who is not present; "She ached for a cigarette"; "I am pining for my lover"
Desire strongly or persistently