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safety valve Tweet Definition of safety valve Like Definition of safety valve on Facebook
noun 
  1. A relief valve set to open at a pressure below that at which a container (such as a boiler) would burst
     
siphon Tweet Definition of siphon Like Definition of siphon on Facebook
noun 
  1. a bent pipe or tube with one end lower than the other, used to move liquid from one reservoir to another.
  2. a soda siphon
  3. (biology) a tubelike organ found in animals or elongated cell found in plants.
verb 
  1. to use a siphon for moving a liquid.
He used a rubber tube to siphon petrol from the car's fuel tank.
     
spindle Tweet Definition of spindle Like Definition of spindle on Facebook
noun 
  1. (spinning) a distaff, the rod used for spinning and then winding natural fibres, especially wool.
  2. a rod which turns, or on which something turns.
  3. a worldwide tree of the genus Euonymus, originally used for making the spindles used for spinning wool.
  4. an upright spike for holding paper documents by skewering.
verb (spindl, ing)
  1. To make into a long tapered shape.
  2. To impale on a device for holding paper documents.
    Do not fold, or mutilate this document.
     
suck Tweet Definition of suck Like Definition of suck on Facebook
noun 
  1. a sycophant
verb 
  1. To use the mouth to pull in liquid substances for ingestion or to perform a similar act on solid material without ingestion.
  2. To draw into, by any means, with an attractive force, usually without direct contact
  3. (colloquial) Term of general disparagement, indicating the subject or situation has no redeeming qualities. With at, indicates a particular area of deficiency.You're great at baseball, but you suck at golf.
  4. To perform fellatio; with "off" means to perform fellatio culminating in ejaculation.
     
sucker Tweet Definition of sucker Like Definition of sucker on Facebook
noun 
  1. A person or thing that sucks
  2. An organ or body part that does the sucking
  3. Animals such as the octopus and remora, which adhere to other bodies with such organs
  4. A piece of candy which is sucked; a lollypop
  5. (context, horticulture) An undesired stem growing out of the roots or lower trunk of a shrub or tree, especially from the rootstock of a grafted plant or tree.
verb 
  1. To fool someone; to take advantage of someone.
The salesman suckered him into signing an expensive maintenance contract.
     

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