- A loss of consciousness when someone faints, a swoon.
Etymology: , from , from â + "strike, cut off".
- 1973: the rapidly-whitening face, the miserable fixed smile, meant a within the next few bars. " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
- A way of making a word shorter by leaving out sounds or letters in the middle of it, for example by changing cannot to can't.
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