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deadbeat Tweet Definition of deadbeat Like Definition of deadbeat on Facebook
  1. a lazy person
  2. a person who defaults on his debts
  1. (context, of an instrument) having a damped needle that stops without oscillation
  2. defeated or exhausted
dial Tweet Definition of dial Like Definition of dial on Facebook
  1. A graduated, circular scale over which a needle moves to show a measurement (such as speed).
  2. A clock face.
  3. A sundial.
  4. A panel on a radio etc showing wavelengths or channels; a knob that is turned to change the wavelength etc.
  5. A disk with finger holes on a telephone; used to select the number to be called.
  1. (transitive) To measure or indicate something with a dial.
  2. (transitive) To control or select something with a dial
  3. (transitive) To select a number, or to call someone, on a telephone.
  4. (intransitive) To use a dial or a telephone.
digital watch Tweet Definition of digital watch Like Definition of digital watch on Facebook
noun (plural digital watches)
  1. A watch, usually electronic, that displays time in the form of numbers, rather than by a dial and hands.
dome Tweet Definition of dome Like Definition of dome on Facebook
  1. A common structural element of architecture that resembles the hollow upper half of a sphere.
  2. Anything shaped like an upset bowl, often used as a cover, e.g. a cake .
draw Tweet Definition of draw Like Definition of draw on Facebook
verb (draws, drawing, drew, drawn, )
  1. to produce a picture with pencil, crayon, chalk, etc. on paper, cardboard, etc.
She likes to draw the ocean.
  1. to pull out (a gun, a tooth)
  2. (upon): to rely on
She had to upon her experience to solve the problem
  1. to determine the result of a lottery
  2. to end a game with neither side winning
The result will be a if nobody scores soon. <!---Noun?
drop Tweet Definition of drop Like Definition of drop on Facebook
  1. A fall.
That was a long , but fortunately I didn't break any bones.
  1. The space beyond a boundary into which someone or something could fall.
On one side of the road was a 50-meter .
  1. (crime) A place where items may be left anonymously for others to collect.
I left the plans at the , like you asked.
  1. A small mass of liquid, just large enough to fall away of its own weight.
Put three drops of oil into the mixture.
  1. A small, round sweet/piece of candy.
Lemon drops are delicious.
  1. (American football) A dropped pass
Yet another for the Tiger tight end.
  1. (American football) Short for drop-back or drop back
The Tiger quarterback took a one-step , expecting his tight end to be open.
verb (drop, p, ing)
  1. (intransitive) To fall.
A single shot was fired and the bird dropped from the sky.
  1. (intransitive) To fall in value.
The stock dropped 1.5% on the news.
  1. (intransitive) To lower oneself quickly to the ground.
Drop and give me thirty push-ups, Private!
If your clothes are on fire, stop, and roll.
  1. (context, transitive) (ergative) To allow to fall.
Don't that plate!
  1. (transitive) To get rid of.
I dropped 10 pounds and an obnoxious fiance.
  1. (transitive) To eject, to remove.
I've been dropped from the football team.
  1. (transitive) To fail to respond to an argument.
The affirmative team dropped our arguments about the cost of the plan.
  1. (context, transitive, slang) To ingest a hallucinogen, particularly LSD.
They had never dropped acid.
  1. (context, transitive, slang) To impart.
I knowledge wherever I go.
  1. (transitive) To fail to pronounce.
Cockneys their h's.
  1. (transitive) To kill.
Make any sudden movements and I will you!
    • 1865, E. Littell, The Living Age, page 613
    • : ...with a single shot he dropped him like a master of the art.
    • 1985, The Beastie Boys, Paul Revere
    • : The piano player's out, the music stopped / His boy had beef, and he got dropped...
    • 1992, Dan Parkinson, Dust on the Wind, page 164
    • : With a quick clench of the fist on Joey's throat, Bodie dropped him. The man crumpled to the ground...
DST Tweet Definition of DST Like Definition of DST on Facebook
  1. Daylight Saving Time

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