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cake Tweet Definition of cake Like Definition of cake on Facebook
  1. A rich, sweet dessert food, typically made of flour, sugar, eggs, and baked in an oven.
  2. A block of any of various dense materials.
    • A of soap.
      1. (slang) A trivially easy task or responsibility; from a piece of cake.
verb (cakes, caking, caked)
  1. (transitive) coat, Coat (something) with a crust of solid material.
    • His shoes are caked with mud.
catch Tweet Definition of catch Like Definition of catch on Facebook
noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) The act of catching an object in motion in the air.
The player made an impressive by leaping into the air.
Nice !
  1. (countable) The act of noticing, understanding or hearing.
Good . I would never have remembered that.
  1. (uncountable) The game of catching a ball.
The kids love to play .
  1. (countable) A find, in particular a boyfriend/girlfriend.
Did you see his latest ?
  1. (context, countable, uncountable) That which is captured or the amount which is captured, especially of fish.
The boaters took a picture of their biggest .
  1. (countable) A clasp which stops something from opening.
She installed a sturdy to keep her cabinets closed tight.
  1. A emotion-caused pause in voice
There was a in his voice when he spoke his father's name.
  1. (countable) A problem, a snag, especially in a deal or negotiation; a hitch
It sounds like a great idea, but what's the ?
verb (catches, catching, caught)
  1. (transitive) To capture, especially in the hands.
I will throw you the ball, and you it.
I hope I a fish.
  1. (transitive) To understand.
''Did you his name?
  1. (transitive) To notice.
Did you the way she looked at him?
  1. (transitive) To detect; sense.
He was caught on video robbing the bank.
  1. (transitive) To seize an opportunity
I have some free time tonight so I think I'll a movie.
  1. (transitive) To take a form of transportation that only leaves at certain times.
I would love to have dinner but I have to a plane.
The surfer let the smaller wave pass so he could the bigger one.
  1. (intransitive) To engage, stick, or grasp.
Push it in until it catches.
  1. (intransitive) To hesitate, as if momentarily stuck.
His voice caught when he came to his father's name.
  1. (transitive) To make contact with.
The punch caught him in the shoulder.
  1. (computing) To handle an error, especially an exception.
chisel Tweet Definition of chisel Like Definition of chisel on Facebook
  1. A tool consisting of a slim oblong block of metal which is flattened to a sharp edge at one end and attached to a handle at the other end. It is used mainly to remove parts of stone or wood by placing the sharp edge against the material and pounding the handle with a hammer.
  1. (intransitive) To use a chisel.
  2. (transitive) To work something with a chisel.
She chiselled a sculpture out of the block of wood.
  1. (colloquial) To cheat, to get something by cheating.
chop Tweet Definition of chop Like Definition of chop on Facebook
  1. A cut of meat, often containing a section of a rib.
I only like lamb chops when it is served with mint jelly.
  1. A blow with an axe, cleaver, or similar utensil.
It should take just one good to fell the sapling.
  1. ocean, Ocean waves, generally caused by wind, distinguished from swell by being smaller and not lasting as long.
  2. (poker) The result of a tied poker hand
verb (chops, chopping, chopped, chopped)
  1. (transitive) To cut into pieces with short, vigorous cutting motions.
an onion
  1. (transitive) To sever with an axe or similar implement.
Chop off his head.
  1. (transitive) To prepare marijuana so as to be smokable.
  2. (context, transitive, baseball) To hit the ball downward so that it takes a high bounce.
  3. (poker) To divide the pot (or tournament prize) between two or more players.
Clear Tweet Definition of Clear Like Definition of Clear on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, Clear (Scientology))
  1. (Scientology) An idea state of beingness free of unwanted influences.
colter Tweet Definition of colter Like Definition of colter on Facebook
  1. A knife or cutter, attached to the beam of a plow to cut the sward, in advance of the plowshare and moldboard.
  2. The part of a seed drill that makes the furrow for the seed.
combine Tweet Definition of combine Like Definition of combine on Facebook
  1. A short form for combine harvester.
    • We can't finish harvesting because our is stuck in the mud.
      1. A concern, consortium or syndicate.
verb (combin, ing)
  1. (transitive) to bring (two or more things or activities) together; to unite
    • Combine the milk and the hot water in a large bowl.
    • I'm combining business and pleasure on this trip.
      1. (transitive) to have two or more things or properties that function together
    • Joe combines the intelligence of a rock with the honesty of a politician.
      <!--same as first sense:
    • (transitive) to join together, to unite
    • The two of us combined should be able to beat him.
    • By combining our efforts, we were able to finish the work in time.-->
corn Tweet Definition of corn Like Definition of corn on Facebook
  1. (archaic) A grain or seed.
  2. (uncountable) The grain obtained from a plant, especially of cereal crops.<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  3. (uncountable) A cereal plant grown for its grain (locally denoting the leading crop of that district, i.e. oats in parts of Scotland and Ireland, wheat, barley etc. in England and Wales, maize in the Americas).<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  1. (US, uncountable) maize, Maize.
    1. (context, US, Canada) Sweetcorn<ref>(cite web , title = Corn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref><ref>(cite web , title = Sweetcorn , publisher = Oxford University Press , work = Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary , url =</ref> (Zea mays var. rugosa).<ref>(cite web , title = Sweetorn , publisher = Merriam-Webster Incorporated , work = Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary , url =</ref>
  1. (context, US, Canada) To granulate - form a substance into grains.
  2. (context, US, Canada) To preserve using coarse salt, e.g. Corned beef.
  3. (context, US, Canada) To provide with corn (typically maize) for feed. e.g. Corn the horses.
crop Tweet Definition of crop Like Definition of crop on Facebook
  1. A plant, especially a cereal, grown for food.
  2. The natural production for a specific year, particularly of plants.
  3. A group, cluster or collection of things occuring at the same time.
a crop of idea
  1. The lashing end of a whip
  2. An entire short whip, especially as used in horse-riding; a riding crop.
  3. A rocky outcrop.
  4. The act of
  1. Verb, cropping.
  2. A short haircut.
  3. (archaic, or, dialect) The head of a flower, especially when picked; an ear of corn; the top branches of a tree.
  4. (anatomy) A pouch-like part of the alimentary tract of some birds (and some other animals), used to store food before digestion, or for regurgitation; a craw.
  • 1892: The bird gave a gulp, and I felt the stone pass along its gullet and down into its . " Arthur Conan Doyle, "The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle" (Norton 2005 p.221)
    1. (architecture) the foliate part of a finial.
verb (crop, p, ed)
  1. (transitive) To remove the top end of something, especially a plant.
  2. (transitive) To cut (especially hair or an animal's tail or ears) short.
  3. (transitive) To remove the outer parts of a photography or image in order to frame the subject better.
cruise Tweet Definition of cruise Like Definition of cruise on Facebook
noun (wikipedia, cruising)
  1. A sea voyage, especially one taken for pleasure.
verb (cruis, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To sail about, especially for pleasure.
  2. (intransitive) To travel at constant speed for maximum operating efficiency.
  3. (transitive) To move about an area leisurely in the hope of discovering something, or looking for custom.
  4. (context, slang) To seek a sexual partner, especially a prostitute.
  5. (intransitive, child development) To walk while holding on to an object (stage in development of ambulation, typically occuring at 10 months
cultivate Tweet Definition of cultivate Like Definition of cultivate on Facebook
verb (cultivat, ed)
  1. to grow plants
A farmer should her crops if she wants a good harvest.
  1. to nurture; tend
They tried to an interest in learning among their students.
  1. To turn or stir soil in preparation for planting.
cultivated Tweet Definition of cultivated Like Definition of cultivated on Facebook
  1. (past of, cultivate)
cultivation Tweet Definition of cultivation Like Definition of cultivation on Facebook
  1. The art or act of cultivating; improvement for agricultural purposes or by agricultural processes; tillage; production by tillage.
  2. Bestowal of time or attention for self-improvement or for the benefit of others; fostering care.
  3. The state of being cultivated; advancement in physical, intellectual, or moral condition; refinement; culture.
culture Tweet Definition of culture Like Definition of culture on Facebook
  1. The arts, customs, and habits that characterize a particular society or nation.
  2. The beliefs, values, behavior and material objects that constitute a people's way of life.
  3. (microbiology) The process of growing a bacterial or other biological entity in an artificial medium.
  4. (anthropology) Any knowledge passed from one generation to the next, not necessarily with respect to human beings.
  5. The collective noun for a group of bacteria.
verb (cultur, ing)
  1. (transitive) To maintain in an environment suitable for growth (especially of bacteria).
  2. (transitive) To increase the artistic or scientific interest (in something).

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