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ladle Tweet Definition of ladle Like Definition of ladle on Facebook
noun 
  1. a deep-bowled spoon with a long, usually curved, handle
verb to ladle
  1. (transitive) to serve something with a ladle
     
Larry Tweet Definition of Larry Like Definition of Larry on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. (given name, male) derived from Laurence.
     
launder Tweet Definition of launder Like Definition of launder on Facebook
noun 
  1. (obsolete) A washerwoman.
  2. (mining) A trough used by miners to receive powdered ore from the box where it is beaten, or for carrying water to the stamps, or other apparatus for comminuting (sorting) the ore.
verb 
  1. (italbrac, clothing) To wash; to wash, and to smooth with a flatiron or mangle; to wash and iron.
  2. (obsolete) To lave; to wet.
  3. (italbrac, money) To disguise the source of ill-gotten wealth by various means.
     
leaf Tweet Definition of leaf Like Definition of leaf on Facebook
noun (leaves)
  1. An organ of a plant typically divided into a flattened portion (the blade) and a narrow stalk (the petiole) and serving as the principal site of photosynthesis and transpiration.
  2. Anything resembling the leaf of a plant.
  3. A sheet of any substance beaten or rolled until very thin.
gold leaf
  1. A sheet of a book, magazine, etc (consisting of two pages, one on each face of the leaf).
  2. (in plural leaves) tea leaf, Tea leaves.
  3. A flat section used to extend the size of a table.
  4. (context, computing, mathematics) In a tree, a node that has no descendants.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To produce leaves; put forth foliage.
     
lean Tweet Definition of lean Like Definition of lean on Facebook
verb (leans, leaning, leant or leaned)
  1. To hang outwards.
  2. To press against.
adjective (lean, er)
  1. (context, of a person) slim; not fleshy.
  2. (context, of meat) having little fat.
  3. Having little extra or little to spare.
a budget
  1. Of a fuel-air mixture, having more air than is necessary to burn all of the fuel; more air- or oxygen- rich than necessary for a stoichiometric reaction.
     
leave Tweet Definition of leave Like Definition of leave on Facebook
noun 
  1. (dated) permission, Permission.
Might I beg to accompany you?
  1. Permission to be absent; time away from one's work.
I've been given three weeks' by my boss.
  1. (dated) Farewell, departure.
I took my leave of the gentleman without a backward glance.
verb (leaves, leaving, left)
  1. (transitive) To transfer possession of after death.
When my father died, he left me the house.
  1. (transitive) To be left or over; to remain as available.
There's not much food left, we'd better go to the shops.
  1. (transitive) To not take away with oneself but leave as available for others; to deposit.
I'll the car in the station so you can pick it up there.
  1. (transitive) To transfer responsibility or attention (to); to stop being concerned with.
Can't we just this to the experts?
  1. (transitive) To depart from; to end one's connection or affiliation with.
I left the country and I left my wife.
  1. (intransitive) To depart; to go away from a certain place or state.
''I think you'd better .
     
lock Tweet Definition of lock Like Definition of lock on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something used for fastening, which can only be opened with a key or combination.
    • 1883, w:Robert Louis Stevenson, Robert Louis Stevenson, w:Treasure Island, Treasure Island
    • : "Give me the key," said my mother; and though the was very stiff, she had turned it and thrown back the lid in a twinkling.
      1. A segment of a canal or other waterway enclosed by gates, used for raising and lowering boats between levels.
      2. The firing mechanism of a gun.
      3. (rugby) A player in the scrum behind the front row, usually the tallest members of the team.
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To become fastened in place
If you put the brakes on too hard, the wheels will lock.
  1. (intransitive) (break dancing) To freeze ones body or a part thereof in place
a pop and lock routine
  1. (transitive) To fasten with a lock.
Remember to lock the door when you leave.
     
low Tweet Definition of low Like Definition of low on Facebook
noun 
  1. Something that is low.
  2. A depressed mood or situation.
He is in a right now
verb 
  1. (intransitive) To moo.
The cattle were lowing.
adjective 
  1. In a position comparatively close to the ground.
  2. Small in height.
  3. depressed, Depressed, sad.
     

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