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diversify Tweet Definition of diversify Like Definition of diversify on Facebook
verb (diversif, i, ed)
  1. (transitive) To make diverse or various in form or quality; to give variety to; to variegate; to distinguish by numerous differences or aspects.
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  1. (uncountable) Resistance of the air (or some other fluid) to something moving through it.
    When designing cars, manufacturers have to take drag into consideration.
  2. (countable) (slang) Someone or something that is annoying or frustrating.
  3. (countable) (slang) Someone or something that is disappointing.
  4. (uncountable) (slang) Women"s clothing worn by men for the purpose of entertainment.
  5. (uncountable) (slang) Any type of clothing or costume associated with a particular occupation or subculture (corporate drag).
verb (drags, dragging, dragged or, in some dialects, drug)
  1. (transitive) To pull along a surface, sometimes with difficulty.
  2. (intransitive) To move slowly.
    Time seems to when you"re waiting for a bus.
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noun (es, -)
  1. (countable) A garment; an item of clothing (usually worn by a woman or young girl) which covers the upper part of the body as well as below the waist.
Amy and Mary looked very pretty in their dresses'.''
  1. (uncountable) apparel, Apparel, clothing.
verb (dress, es)
  1. (transitive) To clothe something; to put clothes on something.
  2. (intransitive) To clothe oneself; to put on clothes.
  3. (transitive) To prepare the surface of a material (usually stone or lumber).
  4. To bandage a wound.
    • 1883: w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : ...he was deadly pale, and the blood-stained bandage round his head told that he had recently been wounded, and still more recently dressed.
      1. (transitive) To prepare food for cooking, especially by seasoning it.
drill Tweet Definition of drill Like Definition of drill on Facebook
  1. A tool used to remove material so as to create a hole, typically by plunging a rotating cutting bit into a stationary workpiece.
Wear safety glasses when operating an electric drill.
  1. The portion of a drilling tool that drives the bit
Use a drill with a wire brush to remove any rust or buildup.
  1. An activity done as an exercise or practice (especially a military exercise)
Regular fire drills can ensure that everyone knows how to exit safely in an emergency.
  1. A strong, durable cotton fabric with a strong bias (diagonal) in the weave.
  1. To create a hole by removing material with a drill (1)
Drill a small hole to start the screw in the right direction.
  1. To practice, especially in a military context
They drilled daily to learn the routine exactly.
  1. To repeat an idea frequently in order to encourage someone to remember it
The instructor drilled into us the importance of reading the instructions.
  1. To investigate or examine something in more detail or at a different level
Drill deeper and you may find the underlying assumptions faulty.
  1. (ergative) To cause one's subordinates to drill (2)
The sergeant was up by 6:00 every morning, drilling his troops.
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noun (duties)
  1. That which one is morally or legally obligated to do.
England expects that every man will do his . (Nelson)
She felt it was her bounten duty to tell the police about the incident.
  1. A period of time spent at work or doing a particular task.
I"m on from 6 pm to 6 am.
  1. describing a workload as to its idle, working and deenergized periods.
  2. A tax placed on imports or exports; a tariff.

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