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Teach vbOE: to show, present, offer to view. 2. to show, point out, a thing or a way. 3. to send away, to direct, refer, guide, conduct, convey. 4. to point in a particular direction. 5. to show what is to be observed or be done, direct, prescribe, decree, enjoin.
Teach vbImpart skills or knowledge to; teach, learn, instruct. 2: accustom gradually to some action or attitude. 3. to give instruction; to follow the business, or to perform the duties, of a preceptor. 4. to impart the knowledge of; to give intelligence concerning; to impart, as knowledge before unknown, or rules for practice; to inculcate as true or important; to exhibit impressively; as, to teach arithmetic, music, or the like; to teach morals. 5. to direct, as an instructor; to manage, as a preceptor; to guide the studies of; to instruct; to inform; to conduct through a course of studies. 6. To accustom; to guide; to show; to admonish. 7. to instruct; inform; inculcate; tell; guide; counsel; admonish.
Teach phr"Teach Away" - in patent law, used to describe the solution to a problem in a way that excludes a particular alternative to solving that problem addressed by a later invention. 2. of a teacher teaching far away from home.
Teach phr"That Will Teach You" - what happened is (just)retribution for what one/somebody did.
Teacher nA person whose occupation is teaching instructor. 2. a personified abstraction that teaches. 3. one who teaches or instructs; one whose business or occupation is to instruct others; an instructor; a tutor. 2. one who instructs others in religion; a preacher; a minister of the gospel; sometimes, one who preaches without regular ordination
Teacherdom nThe office of a teacher.
Teacherless nWithout a teacher.
Teacher-like adjResembling a teacher or some aspect of one, such as didactic behavior.
Teacherly advIn an instructive manner.
Teachership nThe office of a teacher.
Teach-in nAn informal lecture and discussion on a subject of public interest. 2. an extended meeting, as at a college or university, during which faculty and students participate in lectures, discussions, etc often on a controversial subject or issue, often as a form of social protest.a series of teach-ins.
Teaching nThe profession of a teacher. 2. what is taught; a doctrine.
Teachless adjUndisciplined.
Teachy adjIn an instructive manner.
Team nA set of draught animals, such as two horses in front of a carriage.

2. any group of people involved in the same activity, especially sports or work. 3. (obsolete) a group of animals moving together, especially young ducks. 4. (Britain, law, obsolete) a royalty or privilege granted by royal charter to a lord of a manor, of having, keeping, and judging in his court, his bondmen, neifes, and villains, and their offspring, or suit, that is, goods and chattels, and appurtenances thereto

Team vb To form a group, as for sports or work. 2. to go together well; to harmonize. 2. to convey or haul with a team
Team phr"Team Up" - to join into a team or into teams
Team phr"Team Up Together/With" - join, run or form a group or joint enterprize for a common purpose (business, hobby, activity).
Team builder nOne who runs or organizes a team building activities
Team-building nActivities put together to improve the performance of a team.
Teamed adjAssociated with others in a team.
Team high adjThe highest score achieved by a sporting team or individual of a team either in a match or during an entire season.
Team-like adjResembling or characteristic of a team.
Team-player nA person who functions effectively with others in a group, sharing information in a striving towards a common goal.
Team sheet nIn sports, a document that lists current or proposed members of a team.
Teamster nOne who drives or owns a team of beasts. 2. one who dries a truck or other vehicles.
Team-teaching nTeaching by teams of teachers working together, each of whom sometimes teaches the whole group and sometimes part of it.
Team wide adjOccurring or extending throughout a team.
Teamwise adjWith regard or pertaining to a team.
Team work nA combined action of a team, group, esp. when efficient and effective. 2. co-operation among members of a group.
Team-working adjWork done by a team.
Tear nA drop of the limpid, saline fluid secreted, normally in small amount, by the lachrymal gland, and diffused between the eye and the eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion. Ordinarily the secretion passes through the lachrymal duct into the nose, but when it is increased by emotion or other causes, it overflows the lids.

2. something in the form of a transparent drop of fluid matter; also, a solid, trans-parent, tear-shaped drop, as of some balsams or resins. 3. that which causes or accompanies tears; a lament; a dirge. 4. a partially vitrified bit of clay in glass. Nb: Tear is sometimes used in the formation of tear-drop, tear-filled, tear-stained, and the like. 4. eye-rain (a kenning).

Tear phr"Blood, Sweat and Tears" - hard work and much effort.
Tear phr"Drive Someone to Tears" - to present information made to make another person express sympathy not warranted by the facts.
Tear phr"In Tears" - crying, shedding tears.
Tear phr"Tears of Wine" - The phenomenon called tears of wine is manifested as a ring of clear liquid, near the top of a glass of wine, from which droplets continuously form and drop back into the wine. It is most readily observed in a wine which has a high alcohol content. It is also referred to as wine legs, curtains, or church windows.
Tear phr"Tear Up" - become teary or tearful.
Tear phr"Without Tears" - presented so as to be learnt or done easily.
Tear nThe act of tearing, or the state of being torn; a rent; a fissure.
Tear vbOE. teren, AS. teran; akin to OS. to destroy, 2. to separate by violence; to pull apart by force; to rend; to lacerate; as, to tear cloth; to tear a garment; to tear the skin or flesh. 3. hence, to divide by violent measures; to disrupt; to rend;

as, a party or government torn by factions. 4. to rend away; to force away; to remove by force; to sunder; as, a child torn from its home. 6. to pull with violence; as, to tear the hair. 7. to move violently; to agitate. 8. to divide or separate on being pulled; to be rent; as, this cloth tears easily. 9. to move and act with turbulent violence; to rush with violence; hence, to rage; to rave.

Tear phr"Tear Along" - move across etc very quickly, and with a sense of urgency.
Tear phr"Tear At" - try to pull something open or pull it to pieces with the fingers.
Tear phr"Tear Away" - leave. stop doing something with great unwillingness. 2. make somebody leave something despite his/her reluctance to do so.
Tear phr "Tear Down" - to demolish violently; to pull or pluck down. 2. remove some superficial quality. 3. bring to the ground by pulling sharply.
Tear phr"Tear in Half/Two" - divide something into two parts by pulling sharply.
Tear phr"Tear Into" - make a hole in something with a strong tearing movement . 2. make a strong physical or attack verbally on something or somebody; reprimand.
Tear phr"Tear Off" - to pull off, remove or strip off a garment with urgent movement. 2. remove some superficial quality. 3. write or draw rapidly; dash off. 4. remove from a surface.
Tear phr"Tear Oneself Away" - leave, or be forced to leave, despite a strong desire to stay.
Tear phr"Tear One's Hair Out" - tug one's hair with both hands as an expression of anxiety, grief, despair or frustration. 2. behave with extreme desperation or anger. 3. be very frustrated, agitated, worried.
Tear phr"Tear Out" - to pull or draw out by violence; as, to tear out the eyes. 2. remove separately by pulling out.
Tear phr"Tear Strips Off (Somebody)" - harangue, rebuke, admonish severely, somebody.
Tear phr"Tear to Shreds" - reduce, destroy, demolish by critical argument which a person has said or written.. 2. refute or criticize thoroughly.
Tear phr"Tear Up" - to rip up; to remove from a fixed state by violence; as, to tear up a floor; to tear up the foundation of government or order. 2. destroy by pulling sharply; tear to pieces. 3. vigorously renounce, or abandon.
Tear phr"That's Torn It" - that has spoiled things; the proposal, caused a problem.
Tear phr"Torn Between" - having great difficulty in choosing. 2. unable to make up one's mind between two alternatives.
Tear phr"Wear and Tear" - gradual deterioration through use.
Tearaway nAn impetuous or reckless young person. 2. a hooligan.
Tear-blinded adjUnable to see clearly owing to the abundance of tears accumulating in one's eyes.
Tear-dimmed adjOf one's sight dimmed or obscured by tears.
Teardown nA well-maintained structure bought and torn down to mke way for a new structure.
Teardrop nA single tear.
Teared adjTeary; tear-filled, lacrimal, larmoyant. 2. ripped, riven, rend.
Tear-filled adjFull of tears, lacrimal, larmoyant; lachrymose; tearful, sorrowful, sad. 2. pertaining to tears, weeping, causing tears or crying.
Tear-freshened adjEyes, cheeks, face 'freshened' by teardrops. 2. (fig.) as white flowers, tear-freshened, for pale sorrow's brow.
Tearful adjCrying or inclined to cry; weeping abundantly. 2. causing or accompanied with tears.
Tearfully advWhile crying, in a sad emotional state.
Tearfulness nThe quality of being tearful.
Tearily advIn a tearful state or manner.
Teariness nThe state or condition of being tearful.
Tearing adjRushing along as in a hurry or a rage. 2. (slang) tremendous, mighty.
Tear-kissed adjaffected by tears.
Tearless adjWithout shedding a tear. 2. dry-eyed.
Tear-mourned adjMourned with a show of tears and sadness.
Tear-off n(Of a slip., plastic bag, etc) that can be removed by tearing off, usually along a perforated line.
Tear-salt nSalt present in teardrops.
Tear-shedded adjCrying, lacrimal, lachrymose.
Tear-sheet nA page that can be removed from a newspaper or magazine etc containing matters of a particular interest, or for use separately.
Tear-shell nAn explosive shell containing poison-gas which causes irritation, blindness and watering of the eyes.
Tear-swollen adjOf eyes swollen by frequent crying or irritation.
Tearthumb nA common name for a group of annual vine plants within the genus Polygonum, notable for the small, sharp spines covering the stems, which "tear the thumb", leading to the common name. The spines are used for climbing, and can puncture the leaves of plants being used as supports. Tearthumbs include the Halberd-leaf tearthumb; the Arrowleaf tearthumb both found in North America and the Asian 'Mile-a-minute'
Tearwothy adjA story, play, film, or the like. commendable of tears and sympathy.
Teary adjTearful.
Tease vbOE: to pick wool. 2. in a spinning sense: to tear into pieces, strip. 2. to annoy, make fun of.
Tease phr"Tease Out" - separate by disentanglement.
Teasel nA plant of the genus "Dipsacus."
Teaselwort nLindley's name for the plant of N.O. Dispacaeceae.
Teasing nThe action or act of pulling asunder wool.
Teasing adjIrritating, bad tempered, tetchy, teasingly.
Teasingly advIn an irritating, bad-tempered , tetchy manner.
Teasy adjAnnoying, irritating, irascible.
Ted nNewly mowed grass left for drying.
Ted vbOE: (from O.N.) To spread out, scatter, or strew abroad. 2. to scatter, dissipate. 3. to spread out cut corn or flax on the ground for drying. 4. to arrange hair; tidy a room etc.
Tee vbOE:teon. 2. to draw, pull, drag, pull. 3. to draw for oneself; to take to or upon oneself. 4. to draw, lead, entice, allure, to bring, into some condition. 5. to bring up, train up, discipline, advocate, teach. 6. to betake oneself; to withdraw. 7. to draw out, protract. 8. to proceed, to go.
Tee vbTo accuse, show, make known, tell.
Tee-off vbTo hit out, attack, reprimand, criticize severely.
Teed off adjAngry, annoyed, irritated, disgruntled, indignant.
Teem vbTo bring forth, produce, give birth to, bear off-spring (also fig). 2. to bring forth young, bear or produce off-spring. 3. to be pregnant, to be full, as if ready to give birth. 4. to be prolific or fertile, to abound, swarm. 5. to call God to witness, to cite or call to witness.
Teem vbIn OE only: to refer to or trace properly for evidence of ownership. be a third person representing the party from whom it was acquired; to vouch to warranty. 3. to attach oneself (to any one} in fealty, dependence, trust or love; to turn or draw to. 4. to acclaim as lord, to offer or dedicate to God. 5. to proceed to, to train, repair. 6. to think fairly; vouchsafe.
Teem phr"To God I Teem" - to rely or appeal to for confirmation or testimony; to refer or appeal to for testimony.
Teemful adjProductive, prolific, fruitful, teeming.
Teemfulness nThe state or condition of being prolific; prolificity.
Teemimg nThe production of bringing forth of off-spring, breeding, child-bearing. 2. off-spring collectively; progeny, produce, abundance, productiveness, fecundity, fertility, fruitfulness.
Teeming adjThat bears or breeds off-spring; pregnant, gravid, fructifying, germinating, sprouting. 2. abundantly productive, fertile, prolific. 3. abounding, swarming, crowded.
Teemingly advProductively, fruitfulness.
Teemingness adjProductiveness, prolific, fertility, fecundity.
Teemless adjNot bringing forth young or fruit; barren.
Teen nOE: hurt, trouble, wrong, injury. 2. harm, inflicted, or suffered; injury, hurt, mischief, damage. 3. irritation, vexation, annoyance, anger, wrath, anger, spite, ill-will, malice. 4. something vexatious, cause, of annoyance and trouble. 5.affliction, trouble, suffering, grief, woe. 6. trouble or pain taken about something. 7. pain, physical suffering.
Teen nOE form of ten; an element in numerals and a separate word, "as at nineteen, he was almost out of his teens". 2. forming ordinal numbers between, from the cardinal in thirteen to nineteen 3. a young person in his teen years. 4. the years between thirteen and nineteen years of age.
Teen vbTo vex, irritate, annoy, anger, enrage. 2. to inflict suffering on, to harass, injure, harm. 3. to cause physical pain or injury; to hurt, to grief, sorrow to, to grieve, distress. 4. to be vexed or angry; to distress oneself, be grieved.
Teen vbTo fence, hedge, make a hedge in raddles.
Teendom nThe state or condition of being a teenager. 2. teenhood.
Teener nOne in their teenage years.
Teener nA man who keeps (or teens) in order the raddle-fences
Teenful. adjCausing trouble or sorrow, troublesome, painful, grievous, distressing. 2. harmful, injurious. 3. angry, wrathful, malicious, spiteful. 4. sorrowful, grieved, sad.
Teenfully advSadly, lamentably, grievously, harmfully. 2. angrily, wrathfully.
Teen-hedge nA pleated or raddled hedge.
Teenhood nState of being in one's teenage years. 2. teendom.
Teening nThe act or action of wrongdoing, affliction, sorrowing, grief.
Teen-like adjResembling or similar to a person of teenage years.
Teenness nYouthful; characteristic of persons in their teens.
Teens nThe years between thirteen and nineteen years of age.
Teeth nThe plural of tooth.
Teeth phr"Armed to the Teeth" - carry many weapons, or possessing as much as possible to give one an advantage.
Teeth phr"Bare one's Teeth" - reveal one's intention to fight, resist.
Teeth phr"Bit Between One's Teeth" - eager, but out of control
Teeth phr"Draw One's Teeth" - ccause somebody/something to be less a danger.
Teeth phr"Fed Up to One's Black Teeth" - very bored, tired.
Teeth phr"Get One's Teeth Into (Something)" - make a determined effort to do something.
Teeth phr"Give One's Back Teeth For" - do anything to obtain something.
Teeth phr"Grit One's Teeth" - hide one's feelings.
Teeth phr"In the Teeth Of" - against, in conflict with.
Teeth phr"In the Teeth of the Wind" - with the wind against one's face.
Teeth phr"Lie Through One's Teeth" - to tell a gross or extremely bad or sinister lie
Teeth phr"Skin Of One's Teeth" - only just.
Teethe vbTo grow or cut one's first teeth, especially milk teeth.
Teethed adjHaving produced or grown teeth.
Teethful adjHaving a full set of teeth. 2. a large bite or mouthful more than a mouthful.
Teething nThe process in babyhood, of cutting one first teeth.
Teeth-like adjResembling or characteristic of teeth.
Teething ring nA small ring for an infant t bite on while teething.
Teethy adjWell supplied with teeth.
Teke vbTo eke.
Teke prepIn addition to, besides.
TekenadvIn addition, besides, moreover, ekishly.
Telcraft nArithmetic.
Teld nA tent, pavilion, covering, tabernacle, dwelling, building, cage.
Teld-stede nA dwelling place, tabernacle, building.
Teldwright nA tent-maker.
Teld vbTo spread, spread a net, set a trap or snare, raise. 2. pitch a tent, hence erect a building of any kind. 3. to build, raise, erect. encamp, take up a station, residence.
Teld adjHaving awns, curtained, stationed, encamped, lodged.
Tele nA hostile or malevolent attack, persecution. 2. evil-speaking, detraction, calumny, blame. 3. allurement, enticement, deceit.
Tele vbTo speak evil of, or to revile, calumniate, mock, scorn, deride. 2. to deceive, entrap.
Tell vbTo count, reckon, or enumerate. 2. to narrate. 3. to convey by speech; to say. 4. to instruct or inform. 5. to order; to direct, to say to someone. 6. to discern, notice, identify or distinguish. 7. to reveal; to be revealed. 8. to have an effect, especially a noticeable one; to be apparent, to be demonstrated. 9. to use beads or similar objects as an aid to prayer. 10. to inform someone in authority about a wrongdoing
Tell phr"All Told" - altogether.
Tell phr"As Far As One Can Tell" - judging from the available information.
Tell phr"As Far as I Can Tell" - I assure you. 2. as far as one knows, is aware.
Tell phr"I Can Tell You" - I assure you.
Tell phr"If I Told You Once, I Told You a Hundred Times" - I express resentment at the need to constantly repeat some statement.
Tell phr"I Tell You What" - I propose, suggest.
Tell phr"I Told You Sold" - I predicted it would happen.
Tell phr"Live to Tell the Tale" - survive.
Tell phr"Tell Against" - be something which hinders or hampers somebody preventing him or her from succeeding etc. 2. weigh against.
Tell phr"Tell All" - confess to, or describe fully matters (especially concerned with one's own history , habits and activities) that one would prefer to gloss over or suppress.
Tell phr"Tell a Lie" - not be truthful about something.
Tell phr"Tell a Tale" - be significant or revealing.
Tell phr"Tell By" - tell, deduce by observing something.
Tell phr"Tell From" - distinguish one person or thing from another (which may be similar or difference to).
Tell phr"Tell it Like it Is?" - to speak frankly, to convey all and only the truth of a situation.
Tell phr"Tell Its Own Tale" - to claerly demonstrate or indicate the truth about what happened.
Tell phr"Tell Me Another" - an expression of incredulity: I do not believe you.
Tell phr"Tell Off" - reprimand; scold, reproach; dress down. 2. count off, or detach for duty.
Tell phr"Tell On" - to betray; inform on. 2. to exhaust the energy of somebody. 3. have an effect on the health or condition of.
Tell phr"Tell One's Beads" - to say one's beads (with a rosary).
Tell phr"Tell Somebody Where to Go" - scold, reprimand, rebuke. 2. tell somebody where to get off.
Tell phr"Tell Tales" - spread information about another's secrets, misdeeds, faults, habits.
Tell phr"Tell Tales Out of School" - indulge in gossip. 2. to deliberately leak a secret.
Tell phr"Tell the Same Old Tale" - repeated an often told story.
Tell phr"Tell the Tale" - solicit or seek sympathy by exaggerating one's misfortune. 2. spin a tale.
Tell phr"Tell the Truth" - be perfectly honest, frank, truthful, factually and forthcoming.
Tell phr"Tell the Truth and Shame the Devil" - tell the truth, esp. in circumstances where there seems to be good reasons or strong temptation not to do so.
Tell phr"Tell the World" - to state categorically, openly, or emphatically. 2. make somethinng publicly known to as many people as possible.
Tell phr"Tell Where to Get Off" - reproach, rebuke, admonish.
Tell phr"That Would Be Telling" - that would be to reveal too much (confidential, secret) information.
Tell phr"There's No Telling" - it is impossible to know; there's no telling what may happen.
Tell phr"What Did I Tell You" - what I said what was true.
Tell phr"You Never Can Tell" - It could happen.
Tell phr"You're Telling Me" - I agree wholeheartedly.
Tell-all nRevelationary account, tending to disclose private information.
Teller nOne who relates, makes known or announces. 2. one who counts or keeps tally, an officer who undertaking banking duties.
Tellership nThe office of a teller. 2. one who tells. 3. a teller of tales.
Telling adjHaving a marked effect; striking. 2. significant.
Telling phr"That Would Be Telling" - that would be to reveal too much (confidential, secret) information.
Telling phr"There's No Telling" - it is impossible to know; there's no telling what may happen.
Telling phr"You're Telling Me" - I agree wholeheartedly.
Tellingly advConvincing; in a telling manner.
Telling-off nAn extensive rebuke; a long criticism or admonitory lecture. 2. a scolding, rebuke, chiding, a reproof.
Telly adjEffective, forcible, striking.
Tell-tale nOne who maliciously or idly divulges private or secret matters. 2. a device for automatic monitoring or registering of a process.
Tell-tale smile nThe way a person smiles, some claim, can apparently tell much about their personality or their mood at the time.
Telwe vbTo whittle a stick.
Temple nA house of worship dedicated to a polytheistic faith. 2. (Judaism) a synagogue, especially a non-Orthodox synagogue. 3. (fig.) any place regarded as holding a religious presence. 4. anything regarded as important or minutely cared for. 5. (fig,) a gesture wherein the forefingers are outstretched and touch pad to pad while the other fingers are clasped together. 6. NB. temple (part of the head) is from Old French.
Temple vbTo build a temple for; to appropriate a temple to a god.
Templed adjHaving or abounding in temples, as Myanmar, Cambodia etc.
Temple-like adjResembling a temple or some aspect of one, such as Angkor Wat or Borobudur.
Temse nA sieve; esp. one used for boiling metal; a strainer.
Temse vbTo sift, sieve, strain or bolt flour with a temse.
Temse-maker nA maker or manufacturer of a temse.
Ten nThe number following nine. 2. a card in a given suit with a value of ten. 3. denomination of currency with a value of ten units. 4. (slang) a perfect specimen,(particularly) a physically attractive person. 5.(slang) a high level of intensity
Ten phr"Ten Feet Tall" - pleased with and proud of oneself.
Ten phr"Ten to One" - the chances are very much in favor; there is a strong probability.
Tenfold adjTen times as much or as many (adv). 2. consisting of ten parts. 3. ten times repeated.
Tenfoldness nThe property of being tenfold.
Ten-four n(Trucker's slang): acknowledged of a message received.
Tenish adjAny time close to ten o'clock. 2. anything close to ten. 3. tennish.
Ten-score nTwo Hundred.
Tenth adjComing next after the ninth and just before the eleventh in position.

2. Next in order after the ninth; coming after nine others. 3. constituting or being one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided.

Tenth nA tenth part; one part in ten equal parts; one-tenth, tenth, tenth part, ten percent. 2. position ten in a countable series of things. 3. the next in order after the ninth; one coming after nine others. 4. the quotient of a unit divided by ten; one of ten equal parts into which anything is divided. 5. the tenth part of annual produce, income, increase, or the like; a tithe. 6. the interval between any tone and the tone

represented on the tenth degree of the staff above it, as between one of the scale and three of the octave above; the octave of the third. (Eng. Law) a temporary aid issuing out of personal property, and granted to the king by Parliament; formerly, the real tenth part of all the movables belonging to the subject. 8. the tenth part of the annual profit of every living in the kingdom, formerly paid to the pope, but afterward transferred to the crown. It now forms a part of the fund called Queen Anne's Bounty.

Tenth phr"The Tenth Wave" - Commonly believed to be higher than preceding nine waves. Although it is true that wind effect causes one wave to override another, and so make a larger wave, it is not established that the eleventh wave will do this - so making a larger tenth wave.
Tenthly advThe Upper Ten; the aristocracy, the elite; the cream of society.
Tenths nTenths was a form of tax on clergy taking up a benefice or ecclesiastical position in Great Britain.
Tetter nA pustular skin eruption, e.g. eczema.
Tetterwort nChelidonium majus, swallow-wort; in America: the blood-root or puccoon.
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