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|Fade ||vb||OE. fadian. - to dispose, sort, arrange, regulate. 2. orderly, tidy, discreet. *Fade: meaning to cause or lose color is not an Anglish word deriving from Old French
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|Fade ||vb||OE. fadian. - to dispose, sort, arrange, regulate. 2. orderly, tidy, discreet.
 
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|Fain|| n||Gladness, joy, pleasure.
 
|Fain|| n||Gladness, joy, pleasure.
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|Fair ||adj||Things in general: clean, unspoiled, unstained, beautiful, agreeable, delightful, considerable, free from blemish, elegant. 2. of animals: beautiful, handsome, as the roebuck, the swan, the partridge. 3. of sounds: agreeable, delightful. 4. desirable, reputable. of an estate: considerable, handsome in amount. 5. external manifestations, words, promises: attractive, or pleasing at first sight or hearing; specious, plausible, flattery. 6. of light complexion, free from blemish, disfigurement. 7. of fruit, flesh : sound, free from disease or specks. 8. of water: clean, pure, clear not cloudy. 9. handwriting: legible, cursed. 10. of a surface: free from roughness, or irregularities, smooth. 11. of character, conduct, reputation: free from moral stain, unblemished.
 
|Fair ||adj||Things in general: clean, unspoiled, unstained, beautiful, agreeable, delightful, considerable, free from blemish, elegant. 2. of animals: beautiful, handsome, as the roebuck, the swan, the partridge. 3. of sounds: agreeable, delightful. 4. desirable, reputable. of an estate: considerable, handsome in amount. 5. external manifestations, words, promises: attractive, or pleasing at first sight or hearing; specious, plausible, flattery. 6. of light complexion, free from blemish, disfigurement. 7. of fruit, flesh : sound, free from disease or specks. 8. of water: clean, pure, clear not cloudy. 9. handwriting: legible, cursed. 10. of a surface: free from roughness, or irregularities, smooth. 11. of character, conduct, reputation: free from moral stain, unblemished.
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|Fair ||phr||"All's Fair in Love and War" - vigorous competition is acceptable in emotionally-charged situations.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Be a Fair Weather Friend" - someone who is friendly when one is having good fortune. 2. one unreliable in troubled times.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Be Fair Game" - a legitimate, or suitable object, object for exploitation, abuse, ridicule, teasing.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Bid Fair" - look promising.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair and Soft Goes Far in a Day" - courtesy and moderation will help one to effect a good deal of one's purpose.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair's do" - be fair.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Fair's do" - be fair.
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair Enough" - that something is reasonable, agreed or acceptable.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Fair Enough" - that something is reasonable, agreed or acceptable.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair Fall You" - good befall you; good luck to you.
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair's Fair" - be fair, honest.
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair, Fat, and Forty" - a teasing, derogatory, description of women in early middle-age.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair Go" - used in protest to implore or demand that someone acts in a fairer and more reasonable or equitable way.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair's Fair" - be fair, honest; just, equitable.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair to Middling"- slightly above the average.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Fair to Middling"- slightly above the average.
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|Fair ||phr||"Fair Weather or Foul" - whatever the weather is, or will be, in favorable or adverse circumstances alike, come rain, come shine.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Full Fed and Fair" - happy and well.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Full Fed and Fair" - happy and well.
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|Fair ||phr||"Get a Fair Deal" - a substantial amount, quality, quite a lot.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Go a Fair Way Towards"- be nearly enough.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Go a Fair Way Towards"- be nearly enough.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Have the Fair of" - get the better of.
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|Fair ||phr||"He who has a Fair Wife needs more than two eyes" - envy leads many to covet the wife of another man.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Keep fair with" - to be friendly with.
 
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Make Fair Weather Of" - progress, go forward, succeed.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Make Fair Weather Of" - progress, go forward, succeed.
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|Fair ||phr||"Play Fair"- be honest, straightforward; obey the rules.
 
|Fair ||phr||"Play Fair"- be honest, straightforward; obey the rules.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"Speak Fair" - to speak civilly or courteously.
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|Fair ||phr||"Stand Fair" - to be beautiful.
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|Fair ||phr||"Stand Fair" - to be beautiful. 2. to earn the high opinion of.
 
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|Fair ||phr||"With One's Own Fair Hands" - (facetious) by oneself/ personally with reference usually being a task, service or favor performed by oneself.
 
 
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|Fair-born ||adj||Born of pleasant appearance. 2. born innocent and pure.
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|Fair-born ||adj||Born of pleasant appaearance. 2. born innocent and pure.
 
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|Faird ||n||Ferd, fyrd, fare:to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuosity, violent onset.
 
|Faird ||n||Ferd, fyrd, fare:to go. 2. motion, rush, impetus, hence impetuosity, violent onset.
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|Fair-eyed ||adj||Having pleasing and attractive eyes.
 
|Fair-eyed ||adj||Having pleasing and attractive eyes.
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|Fair-fall ||n||Good luck to.
 
 
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|Fair-faxed ||adj||Having fair or blond hair
 
|Fair-faxed ||adj||Having fair or blond hair
 
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|Fair field ||n||An equitable chance.
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|Fair go ||n||A reasonably oe equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
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|Fair food ||n||Equity is an important principle for a successful food system; everyone must have equal access to healthy, safe, fresh food.
 
 
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|Fair go ||n||A reasonably one equitable opportunity to attempt something. (informal Aust & NZ). 2. to desist in something thought to be outrageous.
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|Fair go ||intj||Used in protest to implore or demand that someone acts in a fairer and more reasonable or equitable way.
 
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|Fair-haired ||adj||Having fair or light-coloured hair.
 
|Fair-haired ||adj||Having fair or light-coloured hair.
 
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|Fair-haired son ||n||Favoured or favourite, blue-eyed boy.
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|Fair-haired son ||n||Favoured or favorite, blue-eyed boy.
 
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|Fair-headed ||adj||Beautiful, attractive, appealing
 
|Fair-headed ||adj||Beautiful, attractive, appealing
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|Fair-mindedness ||adj||The state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
 
|Fair-mindedness ||adj||The state or quality of being unbiased and impartial.
 
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|Fairness ||n||Condition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equity, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
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|Fairness ||n||Condition or quality of being fair. 2. beauty, abstractly something that is fair. 3. of women: lightness of colour of skin, complexion. 3. equitableness, fair-dealing, honesty, uprightness, impartiality. 4. of gentlemen : courtesy.
 
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|Fairness ||phr||"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
 
|Fairness ||phr||"With Fairness" - by gentle means.
 
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|Fair play ||n||Good behaviour and attitude in life generally.
 
|Fair play ||n||Good behaviour and attitude in life generally.
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|Fair shake ||n||(Slang) - a fair chance or treatment.
 
 
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|Fairship ||n||Fairness, fair-dealing, honesty
 
|Fairship ||n||Fairness, fair-dealing, honesty
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|Fair-speaking ||adj||Eloquent, fair-spoken, gifted with fair speech, fair-tongued. 2. courteous, pleasant. 3. of words: bland; pleasant
 
|Fair-speaking ||adj||Eloquent, fair-spoken, gifted with fair speech, fair-tongued. 2. courteous, pleasant. 3. of words: bland; pleasant
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|Fair-spoken ||adj||Courteous.
 
 
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|Fair-sunned ||adj||Well-sunned.
 
|Fair-sunned ||adj||Well-sunned.
 
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|Fair-told ||adj||Favorably told, favorably affecting one.
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|Fair-told ||adj||Favorably told, favourably affecting one.
 
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|Fair-tongued ||adj||Pleasant in speech and conversation.
 
|Fair-tongued ||adj||Pleasant in speech and conversation.
 
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|Fair-water ||n||A structure on a ship etc assisting its passage through water.
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|Fairway ||n||The area between the tee and the green. 2. any tract of land free from obstacles. 3. a navigable channel in a harbor, the usual course taken by large vessels. 4. a navigable channel in a river or harbor deep enough to take the draft of a large vessel.
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|Fairway ||n||The area between the tee and the green. 2. any tract of land free from obstacles. 3. a navigable channel in a harbor, the usual course taken by large vessels. 4. a navigable channel in a river or harbor deep enough to take the draft of a large vessel. 5. part of a golf course between the tee and the green.
 
 
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|Fair weather ||phr||"To Make Fair Weather" - to flatter, give flattering reputation.
 
|Fair weather ||phr||"To Make Fair Weather" - to flatter, give flattering reputation.
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|Fair-weathered ||adj||Suitable for use only during fair weather.
 
|Fair-weathered ||adj||Suitable for use only during fair weather.
 
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|Fair-weather friend ||n||One who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so. 2. one unreliable in troubled time.
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|Fair-weather friend ||n||One who is friendly, helpful, available only when it's advantageous or convenient to be so.
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|Fair wind ||n||A favorable wind.
 
 
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|Fair-world ||n||A good time, state of prosperity.
 
|Fair-world ||n||A good time, state of prosperity.
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|Fall ||vb.||To move downwards. 2. to move to a lower position under the effect of gravity. 2. to come down, to drop or descend. 3. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. 4 to be brought to the ground. 5. to be moved downwards. 6. 9obsolete) to let fall; to drop.  7. (obsolete) to sink; to depress, as in "to fall the voice" 8. .(UK, US, dialect, archaic) to fell; to cut down, as in "to fall a tree" 9. to happen, to change negatively. 1O. to become, as to fall ill. 11. to occur on a certain day of the week, date, or similar; said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date. 12. to collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. 13. euphemistic: to die, especially in battle or by disease. 14. to become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc). 15.(followed by a determining word or phrase) to become. 16. to be affected by or befallen with a calamity. 17. to change into the state described by words following. 18. to become prostrated literally or figuratively. 19. to be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance. 20.(obsolete) to diminish; to lessen or lower. 21.(obsolete) to bring forth. to fall lambs. 22. (obsolete) to issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals. 23. to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin. 24. to become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before. to fall into error; to fall into difficulties 25. to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face. 26. to happen; to come to pass; to chance or light. 27. to begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry, after meeting, they fell to blows. 28. to be dropped or uttered carelessly, words fell carelessly from his lips.
 
|Fall ||vb.||To move downwards. 2. to move to a lower position under the effect of gravity. 2. to come down, to drop or descend. 3. to come to the ground deliberately, to prostrate oneself. 4 to be brought to the ground. 5. to be moved downwards. 6. 9obsolete) to let fall; to drop.  7. (obsolete) to sink; to depress, as in "to fall the voice" 8. .(UK, US, dialect, archaic) to fell; to cut down, as in "to fall a tree" 9. to happen, to change negatively. 1O. to become, as to fall ill. 11. to occur on a certain day of the week, date, or similar; said of an instance of a recurring event such as a holiday or date. 12. to collapse; to be overthrown or defeated. 13. euphemistic: to die, especially in battle or by disease. 14. to become lower (in quantity, pitch, etc). 15.(followed by a determining word or phrase) to become. 16. to be affected by or befallen with a calamity. 17. to change into the state described by words following. 18. to become prostrated literally or figuratively. 19. to be allotted to; to arrive through chance, fate, or inheritance. 20.(obsolete) to diminish; to lessen or lower. 21.(obsolete) to bring forth. to fall lambs. 22. (obsolete) to issue forth into life; to be brought forth; said of the young of certain animals. 23. to descend in character or reputation; to become degraded; to sink into vice, error, or sin. 24. to become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before. to fall into error; to fall into difficulties 25. to assume a look of shame or disappointment; to become or appear dejected; said of the face. 26. to happen; to come to pass; to chance or light. 27. to begin with haste, ardour, or vehemence; to rush or hurry, after meeting, they fell to blows. 28. to be dropped or uttered carelessly, words fell carelessly from his lips.
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|Fall ||phr||"Axe Has Fallen" - it is now too late.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fair Fall or Foul Fall" - may good or evil befall you.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fair Fall or Foul Fall" - may good or evil befall you.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall About" - be helpless, esp. with laughter.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall About One's Ears" - fall utterly, crash about someone's ears, lose his whole world; ones achievements.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall About One's Ears" - fall utterly, crash about someone's ears, lose his whole world; ones achievements.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall After" - of a dream, to come true.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall After" - of a dream, to come true.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Among" - to come upon by chance, or hap.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall At " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall At " - at hand; to be near at hand. 2. to be going to happen.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Away (to)" - one who falls away from religion; apostasy. 2. to abandon one's principles; desert, revolt. 3. of surfaces: to incline or slope abruptly, as a field. 4. became few or thin, diminish; decline; sink, drop to a lower.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Away (to)" - one who falls away from religion; apostasy. 2. to abandon one's principles; desert, revolt. 3. of surfaces: to incline or slope abruptly, as a field. 4. became few or thin, diminish; decline; sink, drop to a lower.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Back" - retreat, withdraw of troops, army
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Back" - retreat, withdraw of troops, army
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Behind" - beaten, be overtaken or overwhelmed to one's competitors. 2. lag behind, drop behind, move back behind others.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Behind" - beaten, be overtaken or overwhelmed to one's competitors. 2. lag behind, drop behind, move back behind others.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Behind With" - fall behind with payments, installments etc. 2. fail to pay on time.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Behind With" - fall behind with payments, installments etc. 2. fail to pay on time.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Below" - of water, earnings, production, etc. dropped lower than permitted or desired level.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Below" - of water, earnings, production, etc. dropped lower than permitted or desired level.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Between Two Stools" - fail to be either of two satisfactory choices or alternatives, as in a scheme, plan, proposal, show.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Between Two Stools" - fail to be either of two satisfactory choices or alternatives, as in a scheme, plan, proposal, show.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall by the Wayside" - fail to continue an endeavor or undertaking. 2. fail to go forward in life. 2.act with dishonesty and misdeed.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall by the Wayside" - fail to continue an endeavour or undertaking. 2. fail to go forward in life. 2.act with dishonesty and misdeed.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Down" - of a person, building, collapse: fall to the ground. 2. perform poorly, fail to deliver (a payment). 3. of an argument, proposal : fail, not succeed; be inadequate. 4. fail to make progress in life.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Down" - of a person, building, collapse: fall to the ground. 2. perform poorly, fail to deliver (a payment). 3. of an argument, proposal : fail, not succeed; be inadequate. 4. fail to make progress in life.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Down on It" - fail to make a success of it; not being able to handle it.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Down on It" - fail to make a success of it; not being able to handle it.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall For" - be captivated or deceived by. 2. become in love with. 3. yield to the allure, charm or merits of.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall For" - be captivated or deceived by. 2. yield to the allure, charm or merits of.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Forth" - to fall out, (to drop out; to happen, occur, to quarrel, fight. 2. to tumble down, fall down
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Forth" - to fall out, (to drop out; to happen, occur, to quarrel, fight.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Foul of" - have a confrontation, quarrel with, have a disagreement with; fall out with in a way that exposes one's weakness, ignorance, misdeeds.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Hook, Line and Sinker" - allow on to be persuaded by an argument, propaganda,a scam.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Forth" - to tumble down, fall down
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall From" - fall off of; fall out of (favor,) (power,) etc.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall From" - fall off of; fall out of (favor,) (power,) etc.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Head Over Heels" - be very much in love.
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|Fall ||phr.||"Fall In" - realize, understand. 2. to come upon by chance; light upon. 3. take one's place in a formation; form into ranks when on parade. 4. collapse inwards; give way, as a roof; trench; walkway, wall. 5. expire, as a lease.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Hook, Line and Sinker" - allow on to be persuaded by an argument, propaganda,a scam.
 
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|Fall ||phr.||"Fall In" - realize, understand. 2. to come upon by chance; light upon. 3. take one's place in a formation; form into ranks when on parade. 4. collapse inwards; give way, as a roof; trench; walkway, wall. 5. expire, as a lease.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall in a Heap" - of a proposal: to collapse utterly.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall In Alongside Of/Beside" - become part of a group. 2. join a group or party of people that is already walking on marching along.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall In Alongside Of/Beside" - become part of a group. 2. join a group or party of people that is already walking on marching along.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall In Love (with)" -develop a strong attraction for, great love for, esp. a romantic or sexual love.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall In Love (with)" -develop a strong attraction for, great love for, esp. a romantic or sexual love.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into" - drop accidentally into something, by tripping over an obstacle. 2. to come upon by chance. 3. be divide into parts, components as an article, subject, etc.. 4. be in a coma, fall into a deep sleep, fall into a trance, become comatose. 5. fall into, acquire, take on bad ways or habits.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into" - drop accidentally into something, by tripping over an obstacle. 2. to come upon by chance. 3. be divide into parts, components as an article, subject, etc.. 4. be in a coma, fall into a deep sleep, fall into a trance, become comatose. 5. fall into, acquire, take on bad ways or habits.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into Line/ Step With" - begin to walk instep with somebody. 2. (fig.) start to accept, agree or follow rules, procedures laid down by others.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into Step With" - begin to walk instep with somebody. 2. (fig.) start to accept or follow rules, procedures laid down by others.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into the Right Hands" - fall into a favorable position or in the hands or care of a reliable person.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Into the Right Hands" - fall into a favorable position or in the hands or care of a reliable person.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Off" - of a request, demand, income: lessen, decrease, drop off, diminish, become fewer or lessen. 2. of standards, service; quality: worsen, deteriorate.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Off" - of a request, demand, income: lessen, decrease, drop off, diminish, become fewer or lessen. 2. of standards, service; quality: worsen, deteriorate.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall of Man" - the degeneracy of the humankind in consequence of the disobedience of Adam.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall of the Drop" - in theatrical parlance, means the fall of the drop curtain.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On" - to come upon by chance; catch a sight of, see. 2. occur on, take place on. 3. be borne by, be incurred by. 4.attack fiercely; seize greedily
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall On" - to come upon by chance; catch a sight of, see. 2. occur on, take place on. 3. be borne by, be incurred by. 4.attack fiercely; seize greedily
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On Deaf Ears" - not be heard or taken notice of; deliberately ignore (because others are not there or don't wish to listen.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On Deaf Ears" - not be heard or taken notice of; (because others are not there or don't wish to listen.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall on Evil Days" - to sink into poverty or suffer similar misfortune.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On One's Feet" - make a quick recovery often (with some good luck) after a period of difficulty.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On One's Feet" - make a quick recovery often (with some good luck) after a period of difficulty. 2. be lucky to survive a risk.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On (to) One's Knees" - kneel down, genuflect for mercy, clemency or favour.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall On (to) One's Knees" - kneel down, genuflect for mercy, clemency or favour.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall On Stony Ground" - said of ideas, etc., which meets with no response and fail to take root.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Out" - a quarrel, dispute, disagreement. 2. of the hair coming away from the scalp; teeth coming away from the gums, etc. 3. drop out of a military formation. 5. come to pass, result, happen, take place, occur.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Out" - a quarrel, dispute, disagreement. 2. of the hair coming away from the scalp; teeth coming away from the gums, etc. 3. drop out of a military formation. 5. come to pass, result, happen, take place, occur.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over" - fall over and hit the ground (after slipping, tripping, fainting). 2. fall from an upright or horizontal position.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over" - fall over and hit the ground (after slipping, tripping, fainting). 2. fall from an upright or horizontal position.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over Backward to do Something" - go or make every effort to great effort to please. 2. take a special care, go to great pains (esp. to please somebody).
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over Backward to do Something" - go to great effort to please. 2. take a special care, go to great pains (esp. to please somebody).
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Overboard" - fall from the deck of a ship or vessel into the water.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Overboard" - fall from the deck of a ship or vessel into the water.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over Oneself to do Something" - to be unusually enthusiastic; strive eagerly to bring about, competitive. 2. be awkward, clumsy, stumble through haste.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over Oneself to do Something" - to be unusually enthusiastic; strive eagerly to bring about, competitive. 2. be awkward, clumsy, stumble through haste.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Over One's Feet" - be very clumsy.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Short" - be or become deficient or inadequate. 2. of
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Short" - be or become deficient or inadequate. 2. of
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Short Of" - fail to reach or obtain a specified amount. 2. be less than required, satisfactory or desired.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Short Of" - fail to reach or obtain.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Sick' - become ill.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Sick' - become ill.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Through" - come to nothing; fail to happen, not eventuate or occur. 2. fail, miscarry.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Through" - come to nothing; fail to happen, or occur. 2. fail, miscarry.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall to" - begin or start an activity of some kind; as, begin to eat; work, etc. 2. start, begin something.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall To" - begin or start an activity of some kind; as, begin to eat; work, etc. 2. start, begin something.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall to Ground" - collapse, crumble, break down, as an argument, theory. 2. crumble, fail because of lack of proof, evidence.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall to Ground" - collapse, crumble, break down, as an argument, theory. 2. crumble, fail because of lack of proof, evidence.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall to One's Lot" - becomes one's duty or responsibility.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall to One's Lot" - becomes one's duty responsibility.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Under" - be classified, be placed within a certain category some matter, question.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Under" - be classified, be placed within a certain category some matter, question.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Under the Spell of Somebody" - be charmed, captivated,entranced by somebody or something.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Under the Spell of Somebody" - be charmed, captivated,entranced by somebody or something.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Upon" - attack fiercely. 2. catch sight of, see, come across. 3. be incurred by. 4. be borne by.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Upon" -attack fiercely. 2. catch sight of, see. 3. be incurred by. 4. be borne by.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Upon Hard Times" - suffer, hardship, misfortune.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Upon Hard Times" - suffer, hardship, misfortune.
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|Fall ||phr||"Fall Within" - be something which someone can understand, be able to deal with, handle, discuss comfortably.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Fall Within" - be something which someone can understand, be able to deal with, handle, discuss comfortably.
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|Fall ||phr||"In the Fall" - in the autumn, at the fall of the leaf.
 
 
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|Fall ||phr||"It Falls to Somebody's Lot to do Something" - it becomes someone's undertaking or responsibility to arrange, design, work out, welcome.
 
|Fall ||phr||"It Falls to Somebody's Lot to do Something" - it becomes someone's undertaking or responsibility to arrange, design, work out, welcome.
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|Fall ||phr||"Riding for a Fall" - acting or behaving in a way that is likely to get you into trouble. 2. take a course likely to lead to disaster.
 
|Fall ||phr||"Riding for a Fall" - acting or behaving in a way that is likely to get you into trouble. 2. take a course likely to lead to disaster.
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|Fall ||phr||"Roof Has Fallen In" - an enterprise has collected.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Wheels Fell off" - the plan has failed.
 
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|Fall ||phr||"Where the Axe Falls" - who gets terminated.
 
 
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|Fall-back ||n||A reserve, something that may be used as an emergency. 2. a falling back or a reuction
 
|Fall-back ||n||A reserve, something that may be used as an emergency. 2. a falling back or a reuction
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|Falling ||phr||"Falling in Love"- (see: 'fall in Love'.) come to have feelings of love or intense liking for (each other). 2. the state or condition of being enamored or being in love.
 
|Falling ||phr||"Falling in Love"- (see: 'fall in Love'.) come to have feelings of love or intense liking for (each other). 2. the state or condition of being enamored or being in love.
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|Falling-out ||n||A quarrel.
 
 
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|Falling-sickness ||n||Epilepsy.
 
|Falling-sickness ||n||Epilepsy.
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|Fall-less ||adj||Having no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
 
|Fall-less ||adj||Having no Fall or Autumn. 2. fruit that stays on the vine. 3. aa boxer who cannot be knocked down.
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|Fall-line ||n||The brink of a plateau, as indicated by waterfalls. 2. a geomorphologic unconformity between an upland region of relatively hard crystalline basement rock and a coastal plain of softer sedimentary rock.
 
 
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|Fallness ||n||The state or condition of falling.
 
|Fallness ||n||The state or condition of falling.
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|Fallowing ||n||The action or operation of ploughing and breaking up land; an instance of this. 2. method or system by which land is ploughed.
 
|Fallowing ||n||The action or operation of ploughing and breaking up land; an instance of this. 2. method or system by which land is ploughed.
 
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|Fallowness ||n||The condition of being fallow. 2. idleness, lethargy.
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|Fallowness ||n||The condition of being fallow. 2. idleness
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|Fall-pipe ||n||A downpipe.
 
 
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|Fall-through ||vb||To fail to happen or occur, like unfurling of a sail. 2. to drop or fall freely under the influence of gravity, as leaves falling from a tree.
 
|Fall-through ||vb||To fail to happen or occur, like unfurling of a sail. 2. to drop or fall freely under the influence of gravity, as leaves falling from a tree.
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|Fallway ||n||A well or opening, through the successive walls of a warehouse, factory, deck of a ship, providing access for material, goods or people. 2. a hydraulic canal for a water-powered mill.
 
|Fallway ||n||A well or opening, through the successive walls of a warehouse, factory, deck of a ship, providing access for material, goods or people. 2. a hydraulic canal for a water-powered mill.
 
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|False ||adj||Origin: Old French borrowed into Old English before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. untruthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
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|False ||adj||Origin: before 1000; 2. uttering or declaring what is untrue: a false witness. 3. not faithful or loyal; treacherous: a false friend. 4. tending to deceive or mislead; deceptive. 5. not genuine; counterfeit. 6. dishonestly; faithlessly; treacherously: 'did he speak false against me? 7. play someone false, to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless. 8.not in accordance with the truth or facts. 9. irregular or invalid: a false start. 10. untruthful or lying: a false tale. 11. not genuine, real, or natural; artificial; fake: false eyelashes. 12. being or intended to be misleading or deceptive. 13. based on mistaken or irrelevant ideas or facts: false pride. 14. ( prenominal ) (esp of plants) superficially resembling the species specified: false hellebore. 15. serving to supplement or replace, often temporarily: a false keel 16. music a. (of a note, interval, etc) out of tune. b. (of the interval of a perfect fourth or fifth) decreased by a semitone. c. (of a cadence) interrupted or imperfect.
 
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|False ||phr||"Play (Someone) False" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
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|False ||phr||"Play Someone False" - to betray someone; be treacherous or faithless.
 
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|False dawn ||n||A transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
 
|False dawn ||n||A transient light which precedes the true dawn by about an hour (a phenomena common in The East, also fig.
 
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|Falsedom ||n||Treachery, truthlessness, falsehood.
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|Falsedom ||n||Treachery, truthlesness, falsehood.
 
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|False-hearted ||adj||Disloyal, perfidious.
 
|False-hearted ||adj||Disloyal, perfidious.
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|Falsehood ||n||The property of being false. 2. a false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie. 2. mendacity, deceitfulness. 2. the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful. 4. a untruthful, a fabrication.
 
|Falsehood ||n||The property of being false. 2. a false statement, especially an intentional one; a lie. 2. mendacity, deceitfulness. 2. the trait of a person who is mendacious and deceitful. 4. a untruthful, a fabrication.
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|Falsely ||adv||In a false manner.
 
 
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|Falseness ||n||The characteristic of being false.
 
|Falseness ||n||The characteristic of being false.
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|False rib ||n||A floating rib.
 
 
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|Falseship ||n||The quality of being false. 2. untruthfulness, dishonesty, decency.
 
|Falseship ||n||The quality of being false. 2. untruthfulness, dishonesty, decency.
 
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|False-tongued ||adj||To deliberately give a false interpretation of something, misrepresentive, untruthful.
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|False-tongued ||adj||To deliberately give a false interpretation of something, mispresentive, untruthful.
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|False start ||n||An invalid or disallowed start in a race. 2. an unsuccessful attempt to start something.
 
 
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|False teeth ||n||Dentures.
 
|False teeth ||n||Dentures.
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|Falsework ||n||Construction work, such as scaffolding. 2. facilitate the erection of the main works.
 
|Falsework ||n||Construction work, such as scaffolding. 2. facilitate the erection of the main works.
 
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|Fan ||n||An instrument for winnowing grain. 2. a basket for separating corn from chaff by throwing it into the air. 3. instrument for blowing a fire. 4. an apparatus, usually with with rotating blades , giving a current of air for ventilation. 5. delta of a river.
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|Fan ||n||An instrument for winnowing grain. 2. a basket for separating corn from chaff by throwing it into the air. 3. instrument for blowing a fire. 4. delta of a river.
 
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|Fan ||vb||To winnow corn or corn. 2. to flap like a bird in flight; flutter. 3. of the wind: blow to move or drive the air about; also, to stir water in this way. 4. to wave to create movement of air.
 
|Fan ||vb||To winnow corn or corn. 2. to flap like a bird in flight; flutter. 3. of the wind: blow to move or drive the air about; also, to stir water in this way. 4. to wave to create movement of air.
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|Fan belt ||n||A belt that drives fan to cool the radiator in a motor vehicle.
 
 
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|Fand ||vb||To put to proof by test (a person or thing). 2. to make a trial of one's strength or skill. 3. to taste or try food. 4. to prove, try, try to find out, experiment with. 5. to examine, scam. 6. to test, tempt, prove God. 6. to endeavor to lead into evil (tempt). 7. in a good or neutral sense: to try to induce someone to do something. 8. to have experience of dealing with a person or matter. 9. to have carnal knowledge with. 10. to enquire, seek. look for, enquire into a matter. 11. to search a place for, explore. 12 to ask. 13. to attempt, ask. 14. to busy oneself, to go, precede. 15. to attempt to undertake deed or action. 16. to take care of.
 
|Fand ||vb||To put to proof by test (a person or thing). 2. to make a trial of one's strength or skill. 3. to taste or try food. 4. to prove, try, try to find out, experiment with. 5. to examine, scam. 6. to test, tempt, prove God. 6. to endeavor to lead into evil (tempt). 7. in a good or neutral sense: to try to induce someone to do something. 8. to have experience of dealing with a person or matter. 9. to have carnal knowledge with. 10. to enquire, seek. look for, enquire into a matter. 11. to search a place for, explore. 12 to ask. 13. to attempt, ask. 14. to busy oneself, to go, precede. 15. to attempt to undertake deed or action. 16. to take care of.
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|Far ||phr||"As Far As One Can Go" - used to denote, or to imply, degree of limitation, incompleteness or inadequacy.
 
|Far ||phr||"As Far As One Can Go" - used to denote, or to imply, degree of limitation, incompleteness or inadequacy.
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|Far ||phr||"Be Far and Away" - absolutely, without equal.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far Afield" - far away.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far and Near" - everywhere' from all, many places or directions.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far and Wide" - everywhere, to all or many places or directions.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far Be It From Me" - presumptuous and self-denigrating remark.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far from Doing Something" - not doing something as expected, but doing something else.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far from It" - by no means; not at all.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far from It" - certainly not; just the opposite.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far from Something" - certainly not; by no means; not at all.
 
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|Far ||phr||"Far Out and Away" - to a very great degree.
 
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|Far ||phr||"How Far?" - to what extent?
 
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|Far ||phr||"Too Far Gone" - in an extremely advanced state.
 
 
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|Far-away ||adj||Distant, remote, extreme. 2. a long time ago.
 
|Far-away ||adj||Distant, remote, extreme. 2. a long time ago.
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|Far-down ||adj||Situated or existing below.
 
|Far-down ||adj||Situated or existing below.
 
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|Fare ||n||A going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanor, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
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|Fare ||n||A going, journeying, course, passage, voyage. 2. expedition for a journey; the rigging out of a ship; apparel, belongings. 3. a road, track. 4. track or trace of a rabbit or hare. 5. a number of person prepared for a journey. 6. a troop, multitude; a swarm of flies. 7. a passage or excursion for which a price is paid; cost of conveyance (now of persons only), but formerly, also of money for goods transported. 8. passengers collectively, convoy of passengers that engage a vehicle plying for hire. 9. mode of proceeding, bearing, demeanour, appearance, aspect. 10. doings, proceedings, actions, fighting. 11. display, pomp, commotion, uproar, fuss. 12. condition, state or state of things, welfare of things, prosperity, success. 13. food, in regard to it's quality; supply or provision (abundance or scarcity)
 
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|Fare ||n||A farrow, a litter of pigs.
 
|Fare ||n||A farrow, a litter of pigs.
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|Far-end ||n||The extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
 
|Far-end ||n||The extremities; the last stages of life, strength, resources.
 
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, farfarer, far-goer.
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer, far-goer.
 
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|Far-eyed ||adj||Far-sighted, far-seeing.
 
|Far-eyed ||adj||Far-sighted, far-seeing.
 
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, farfarer.
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|Farer ||n||Voyager, tripper, distant traveler, seafarer, wayfarer, far-farer.
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|Fare-share ||n||A program designed to provide food for the needy.
 
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|Fare-thee-well ||n||Farewell; goodbye.
 
 
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|Fare up ||vb||To get.
 
|Fare up ||vb||To get.
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|Far-hand ||n||The condition or standing of one that seeks employment away from home.
 
|Far-hand ||n||The condition or standing of one that seeks employment away from home.
 
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|Faring ||n||Journeying, travelling, an instance of this. 2. condition or state ; esp. a passing condition of the body. 3. entertainment; also, plural (farings)- made dishes.
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|Faring ||n||Journeying, travelling, an instance of this. 2. condition or state ; esp. a passing condition of the body. 3. entertaintment; also, plural (farings)- made dishes.
 
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|Faring ||adj||That has a specified condition or state, as well faring, better faring, best faring.
 
|Faring ||adj||That has a specified condition or state, as well faring, better faring, best faring.
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|Farthing ||n||A coin worth one fourth or quarter of a penny. 2. name of various measures of land, as "a quarter of a hide." - a virgate ( aa rendering of the OE. gierdland); a quarter of an acre.
 
|Farthing ||n||A coin worth one fourth or quarter of a penny. 2. name of various measures of land, as "a quarter of a hide." - a virgate ( aa rendering of the OE. gierdland); a quarter of an acre.
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|Farthing ||phr||"Not worth a Brass Farthing" - virtually worthless.
 
 
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|Farthing-deal ||n||One fourth part of anything; a quarter. 2. a quarter of an acre: a rood.
 
|Farthing-deal ||n||One fourth part of anything; a quarter. 2. a quarter of an acre: a rood.
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|Fast ||vb||To abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
 
|Fast ||vb||To abstain from food, or eat very little, especially for religious or medical reasons.
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|Fast ||phr||"Come In Thick and Fast" - to arrive quickly and in great volume.
 
 
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|Fast ||phr||"Fast or Loose" - ignore one's obligations, which are acknowledge to another. 2. to be slippery, inconsistent, inconstancy.
 
|Fast ||phr||"Fast or Loose" - ignore one's obligations, which are acknowledge to another. 2. to be slippery, inconsistent, inconstancy.
 
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|Fast ||phr||"Life in the Fast Lane" - existence full of exciting, but worthless activity.
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|Fast||phr||"Pull a Fast One" - take an unfair advantage.
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|Fast||phr||"Pull a Fast One" - take an unfair advantage. 2. engage in a dirty trick.
 
 
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|Fast ||phr||"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
 
|Fast ||phr||"To Live Fast" - to expend quickly one's vital energy. 2. to have lived a dissipated life.
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|Fastback ||n||A car with a roof that slopes to the back.
 
 
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|Fast day ||n||A day of fasting.
 
|Fast day ||n||A day of fasting.
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|Fastfolk ||n||An engaged couple. 2. fiancee and fiancee.
 
|Fastfolk ||n||An engaged couple. 2. fiancee and fiancee.
 
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|Fast-food ||n||A type of meal that is often standardized, prepared and served quickly. 2. a type of food that is quickly made, but of little nutritional value; junk food. 3. anything standardized, quickly available and inexpensive, but often of low value.
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|Fast-food ||n||A type of meal that is often standardised, prepared and served quickly. 2. a type of food that is quickly made, but of little nutritional value; junk food. 3. anything standardised, quickly available and inexpensive, but often of low value.
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|Fast forward ||adj||A control on a tape or video player for advancing the tape rapidly. 2.
 
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|Fast forward||vb||To advance a tape rapidly, sometimes while simultaneously playing it at high speed.
 
 
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|Fast-gong ||n||Fast-gong tide; fasting: Shrove Tide.
 
|Fast-gong ||n||Fast-gong tide; fasting: Shrove Tide.
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|Fast-mass ||n||Shrove-tide.
 
|Fast-mass ||n||Shrove-tide.
 
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|Fastness ||n||Quality or state of being firmly fixed, fixedness, stability, firm attachment. 2. fidelity, loyalty, firm adherence. 3. close alliance. 4. quality or state of being compact or close; density, solidity. 5. of style: conciseness, pithiness. 6. capacity for gripping tightly or retaining; tenacity, retentivenss. 7. security from invasion, safety, strength. 8. difficulty of access. 9. rapidity, swiftness. 10 of persons: quality of being fast in manner, talk or living mode. 11. that which fastens or keeps fast. 12. support, help. 13. a stronghold, fortress.
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|Fastness ||n||Quality or state of being firmly fixed, fixedness, stability, firm attachment.
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|Fastrede ||adj||Firm with purpose; steadfast.
 
|Fastrede ||adj||Firm with purpose; steadfast.
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|Fast-talk ||n||To use clever talk in order to persuade someone to do something rash.
 
|Fast-talk ||n||To use clever talk in order to persuade someone to do something rash.
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|Fast-wind ||vb||Wind (magnetic tape) rapidly backwards or forwards.
 
 
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|Fast worker ||n||One quick to purse women in amatory context
 
|Fast worker ||n||One quick to purse women in amatory context
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|Fat ||phr||"As Fat As a Young Thrush" - plump, usually in a pleasant, healthy looking way.
 
|Fat ||phr||"As Fat As a Young Thrush" - plump, usually in a pleasant, healthy looking way.
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|Fat ||phr||"A Bit of Fat" - an unexpected stroke of fat.
 
 
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|Fat ||phr||"Chew the Fat" - talk at length (but usually inconsequentially)
 
|Fat ||phr||"Chew the Fat" - talk at length (but usually inconsequentially)
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|Fat ||phr||"Fat as a Pig" - grossly overweight.
 
|Fat ||phr||"Fat as a Pig" - grossly overweight.
 
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|Fat ||phr||"It's Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings" - one should not presume the outcome of an event which is still in progress.
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|Fat ||phr||It's Not Over Till the Fat Lady Sings" - one should not presume the outcome of an event which is still in progress.
 
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|Fat ||phr||"Live Off the Fat of the Land" - the greatest part of anything. 2. the finest and most abundant store of resources. 3. the cream of the crop.
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|Fat ||phr||"The Fat Is In The Fire" - the action has caused trouble.
 
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|Fat ||phr||"The Fat Is In The Fire" - the action has caused trouble. 2. action with unstoppable consequences has now been initiated.
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|Fat ||phr||"The Fat of the Land" - the greatest part of anything. 2. the finest and most abundant store of resources. 3. the creaam ofthe crop.
 
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|Fat ||phr||"Live Off the Fat of the Land" - the greatest part of anything. 2. the finest and most abundant store of resources. 3. the cream of the crop.
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|Fat ||phr||"The Fat Years and the Lean Years" - years of abundance and years of want or need.
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|Fat ||phr||"The Fat Years and the Lean Years" - years of abundance, prosperity and years of want or need.
 
 
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|Fat ||phr||"Trim the Fat" - to reduce something by cutting away the fat or excess. 2. to lose weight by dieting or excess.
 
|Fat ||phr||"Trim the Fat" - to reduce something by cutting away the fat or excess. 2. to lose weight by dieting or excess.
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|Fat-free ||adj||Without fat or fat solids; fatless.
 
|Fat-free ||adj||Without fat or fat solids; fatless.
 
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|Fat-guts ||n||A man with a fat belly or stomach, often resulting from the frequent consumption of alcohol.
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|Fat-guts ||n||A man with a fat belly or stomach, often resulting from the frequent comsumption of alcohol.
 
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|Fat-head ||n||A fool, imbecile, dolt
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|Fat-head ||n||Stult, imbecile, dolt
 
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|Father ||n||A male who sires (and often raises) a child. 2. male donator of sperm which resulted in conception or fertilization. 3. a term of respectful address for an elderly man. 4. term of respectful address for a priest. 5. person who plays the role of a father in some way. 6. the founder of a discipline or science.
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|Father ||n||A male who sires (and often raises) a child. 2. male donator of sperm which resulted in conception or fertilization. 3. a term of respectful address for an elderly man.
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|Father ||phr||"Father Knows Best" - as an expert I know better than you what is most suitable for you.
 
 
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|Father ||phr||"Father of Lies" - Satan, Lucifer, the Devil
 
|Father ||phr||"Father of Lies" - Satan, Lucifer, the Devil
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|Father ||phr||"Father of the Waters"- The Mississippi
 
|Father ||phr||"Father of the Waters"- The Mississippi
 
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|Father ||n||"Ghostly Father" - the title given to a confessor or spiritual director.
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|Father ||n||"Ghostly Father" -the title given to a confessor or spiritual director.
 
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|Father ||phr||"God The Father" - the first part of the Trinity.
 
|Father ||phr||"God The Father" - the first part of the Trinity.
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|Father ||phr||"The father of ..." - the inventor, founder of.
 
 
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|Father ||n||"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
 
|Father ||n||"The Holy Father" - The Pope; His Holy Fatherhood.
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|Father-better ||adj||Better than one's father.
 
 
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|Father-God ||n||The God of creation.
 
|Father-God ||n||The God of creation.
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|Fathering ||n||The act or serving as a father to a child. 2. the provision of sperm that united with the egg to produce a child. 3. the creation or making of an organization, movement, etc.
 
|Fathering ||n||The act or serving as a father to a child. 2. the provision of sperm that united with the egg to produce a child. 3. the creation or making of an organization, movement, etc.
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|Father-in-law ||n||The father of one's husband or wife.
 
 
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|Fatherkin ||n||Descent from or by the father's side; spearside.
 
|Fatherkin ||n||Descent from or by the father's side; spearside.
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|Fatherlandless ||adj||Unpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
 
|Fatherlandless ||adj||Unpatriotic. 2. stateless, born at sea, without a nationality.
 
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|Fatherless ||adj||Having no father. 2. without a living father. 3. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
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|Fatherless ||adj||Having no father. 2. of a book etc, without a known author, anonymous.
 
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|Fatherlessness ||n||State or condition of being fatherless.
 
|Fatherlessness ||n||State or condition of being fatherless.
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|Fathers ||n||"The Fathers" : the fathers of the ameriacan constitution, the "founding fathers."
 
|Fathers ||n||"The Fathers" : the fathers of the ameriacan constitution, the "founding fathers."
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|Father's Day ||n||A day established for a special tribute to fathers.
 
 
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|Fathership ||n||The paternal state or relation. 2. of a father: paternity, fatherhood.
 
|Fathership ||n||The paternal state or relation. 2. of a father: paternity, fatherhood.
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|Father-to-be ||n||A male partner of a pregnant woman (mother-to-be), especially when for the first time.
 
|Father-to-be ||n||A male partner of a pregnant woman (mother-to-be), especially when for the first time.
 
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|Fathom ||n||The embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent, about six feet. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
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|Fathom ||n||The embracing arms = bosom (OE. only). 2. fig. grasp, power. 3. object of the embrace - the wife of thy bosom. 4. stretching of the arms in a straight line to the full extent. 5. breadth of one's comprehension, grasp of intellect or ability. 6. a measure of length. 7. length by outstretched arms, including the hands to the tip of the longest finger; hence a definite measure of six feet.
 
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|Fathom ||vb||To encircle with extended arms. 2. get to the bottom of, to understand. 3. to ascertain the depth of,l to sound.
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|Fathom ||phr||"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
 
|Fathom ||phr||"Fathom's deep" - deep in many respect. 2. excessively deep.
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|Fathom-lessness ||n||State or condition of being fathomless.
 
|Fathom-lessness ||n||State or condition of being fathomless.
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|Fathom-wood ||n||Waste timber at shipbuilding yard, sold to fathom lots.
 
 
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|Fatless ||adj||Without fat or greasy matter.
 
|Fatless ||adj||Without fat or greasy matter.
 
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|Fat lip ||n||A swelling or cut on the lip caused by a blow or punch.
 
|Fat lip ||n||A swelling or cut on the lip caused by a blow or punch.
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|Fatly ||adv||Grossly greasy; plentiful. 2. to a great extent, largely, clumsily.
 
|Fatly ||adv||Grossly greasy; plentiful. 2. to a great extent, largely, clumsily.
 
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|Fatness ||n||Quality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiciness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
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|Fatness ||n||Quality of being fat, or overweight. 2 plumpness, corpulence. 3. breadth or thickness. 4. of a, or belonging to a tree: oiliness, juiceness. 5. of soil: unctuousness, fertility, luxuriance 5. that which makes fertile; of a fertilizing property or virtue.
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|Fat shame ||n||Cause (someone judged to be fat or overweight) to feel humiliated by making mocking or critical comments about their size.
 
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|Fat stock ||n||Livestock fattened for slaughter.
 
 
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|Fat tail ||n||A high probability of an extreme outcome (statistics).
 
|Fat tail ||n||A high probability of an extreme outcome (statistics).
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|Fax-wax ||n||A strong fibrous band extending from the dorsal vertebrae to the occiput, and supporting the head in many mammals, as the horse. (Also "paxwax").
 
|Fax-wax ||n||A strong fibrous band extending from the dorsal vertebrae to the occiput, and supporting the head in many mammals, as the horse. (Also "paxwax").
 
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|Fay ||vb||OE fegan: to unite; to fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, unite closely with, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on. favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
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|Fay ||vb||To fit, adapt, or join. 2. to put together, add, compose. 3. fix or fasten in position. 4. to fit, furnish with. 5. to suit, to match with. 6. of a coat: to fit or fay in. 5. to suit, match with. 6. do, suit, go on. favourably, succeed. 7. shipbuilding: to fit (a piece of timber) closely or accurately to another. 8. of timber: to fit close, so as to leave no intervening space.
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|Fay ||adj||OE faege: fated; about to die, doomed; fey.
 
 
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