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verb (rar, ing)
  1. (context, US, intransitive) To rear, rise up, start backwards.
    • 2006, Thomas Pynchon, Against the Day, Vintage 2007, p. 328:
    • :Frank pretended to back as if bedazzled, shielding his eyes with a forearm.
      1. (context, US, transitive) To rear, bring up, raise.
adjective (rarer, rarest)
  1. Very uncommon; scarce.
  2. (of cooking, particularly meats) Cooked very lightly, so the meat is still red (in the case of beef).

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