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breach

breach
(n.) The act of breaking, in a figurative sense.
(n.) Specifically: A breaking or infraction of a law, or of any obligation or tie; violation; non-fulfillment; as, a breach of contract; a breach of promise.
(n.) A gap or opening made made by breaking or battering, as in a wall or fortification; the space between the parts of a solid body rent by violence; a break; a rupture.
(n.) A breaking of waters, as over a vessel; the waters themselves; surge; surf.
(n.) A breaking up of amicable relations; rupture.
(n.) A bruise; a wound.
(n.) A hernia; a rupture.
(n.) A breaking out upon; an assault.
(v. i.) To break the water, as by leaping out; -- said of a whale.
(v. t.) To make a breach or opening in; as, to breach the walls of a city.

breech

breech
(n.) The lower part of the body behind; the buttocks.
(n.) Breeches.
(n.) The hinder part of anything; esp., the part of a cannon, or other firearm, behind the chamber.
(n.) The external angle of knee timber, the inside of which is called the throat.
(v. t.) To put into, or clothe with, breeches.
(v. t.) To cover as with breeches.
(v. t.) To fit or furnish with a breech; as, to breech a gun.
(v. t.) To whip on the breech.
(v. t.) To fasten with breeching.

drench

drench
(n.) A military vassal mentioned in Domesday Book.
(v. t.) To cause to drink; especially, to dose by force; to put a potion down the throat of, as of a horse; hence. to purge violently by physic.
(v. t.) To steep in moisture; to wet thoroughly; to soak; to saturate with water or other liquid; to immerse.
(v. t.) A drink; a draught; specifically, a potion of medicine poured or forced down the throat; also, a potion that causes purging.

dretch

dretch
(v. t. & i.) See Drecche.

french

french
(a.) Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants.
(n.) The language spoken in France.
(n.) Collectively, the people of France.

fresco

fresco
(a.) A cool, refreshing state of the air; duskiness; coolness; shade.
(a.) The art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries.
(a.) In modern parlance, incorrectly applied to painting on plaster in any manner.
(a.) A painting on plaster in either of senses a and b.
(v. t.) To paint in fresco, as walls.

greece

greece
Ancient Greece; a country of city-states (especially Athens and Sparta) that reached its peak in the fifth century BCE
(n. pl.) a republic in southeastern Europe on the southern part of the Balkan peninsula; known for grapes and olives and olive oil
(pl.) of Gree

preach

preach
(v.) A religious discourse.
(v. i.) To proclaim or publish tidings; specifically, to proclaim the gospel; to discourse publicly on a religious subject, or from a text of Scripture; to deliver a sermon.
(v. i.) To give serious advice on morals or religion; to discourse in the manner of a preacher.
(v. t.) To proclaim by public discourse; to utter in a sermon or a formal religious harangue.
(v. t.) To inculcate in public discourse; to urge with earnestness by public teaching.
(v. t.) To deliver or pronounce; as, to preach a sermon.
(v. t.) To teach or instruct by preaching; to inform by preaching.
(v. t.) To advise or recommend earnestly.

trench

trench
(v. i.) To encroach; to intrench.
(v. i.) To have direction; to aim or tend.
(v. t.) To cut; to form or shape by cutting; to make by incision, hewing, or the like.
(v. t.) To fortify by cutting a ditch, and raising a rampart or breastwork with the earth thrown out of the ditch; to intrench.
(v. t.) To cut furrows or ditches in; as, to trench land for the purpose of draining it.
(v. t.) To dig or cultivate very deeply, usually by digging parallel contiguous trenches in succession, filling each from the next; as, to trench a garden for certain crops.
(v. t.) A long, narrow cut in the earth; a ditch; as, a trench for draining land.
(v. t.) An alley; a narrow path or walk cut through woods, shrubbery, or the like.
(v. t.) An excavation made during a siege, for the purpose of covering the troops as they advance toward the besieged place. The term includes the parallels and the approaches.

wrench

wrench
(n.) To pull with a twist; to wrest, twist, or force by violence.
(n.) To strain; to sprain; hence, to distort; to pervert.
(v. t.) Trick; deceit; fraud; stratagem.
(v. t.) A violent twist, or a pull with twisting.
(v. t.) A sprain; an injury by twisting, as in a joint.
(v. t.) Means; contrivance.
(v. t.) An instrument, often a simple bar or lever with jaws or an angular orifice either at the end or between the ends, for exerting a twisting strain, as in turning bolts, nuts, screw taps, etc.; a screw key. Many wrenches have adjustable jaws for grasping nuts, etc., of different sizes.
(v. t.) The system made up of a force and a couple of forces in a plane perpendicular to that force. Any number of forces acting at any points upon a rigid body may be compounded so as to be equivalent to a wrench.

wretch

wretch
(v. t.) A miserable person; one profoundly unhappy.
(v. t.) One sunk in vice or degradation; a base, despicable person; a vile knave; as, a profligate wretch.