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Tassie Tweet Definition of Tassie Like Definition of Tassie on Facebook
  1. (colloquial) Tasmania
tent Tweet Definition of tent Like Definition of tent on Facebook
  1. (archaic) A kind of wine of a deep red color, chiefly from Galicia or Malaga in Spain; called also tent wine, and tinta.
  2. (archaic) Attention; regard, care.
  3. (archaic) Intention; design.
  4. (medicine) A roll of lint or linen, or a conical or cylindrical piece of sponge or other absorbent, used chiefly to dilate a natural canal, to keep open the orifice of a wound, or to absorb discharges.
  5. (medicine) A probe for searching a wound.
  6. A pavilion or portable lodge consisting of skins, canvas, or some strong cloth, stretched and sustained by poles, used for sheltering persons from the weather.
  7. (archaic) The representation of a tent used as a bearing.
  1. To go camping.
We"ll be tented at the campground this weekend.
  1. (archaic) To attend to; to heed; hence, to guard; to hinder.
  2. (medicine) To probe or to search with a tent; to keep open with a tent; as, to tent a wound. Used also figuratively.
  3. (cooking) To prop up aluminum foil in an inverted "V" (reminicent of a pop-up tent) over food to reduce splatter, before putting it in the oven.
thole Tweet Definition of thole Like Definition of thole on Facebook
  1. a pin in the side of a boat which acts as a fulcrum for the oars
  • 1973: The oars squeaked against the tholes, the blades dipped with a steady beat, and the sun beat down: the boat crept across the sea. " Patrick O'Brian, HMS Surprise
verb (thol, ing)
  1. to suffer or undergo something
  • 1922: Seventy beds keeps he there teeming mothers are wont that they lie for to and bring forth bairns hale so God"s angel to Mary quoth. " James Joyce, Ulysses
    1. to endure, to tolerate, to put up with
throng Tweet Definition of throng Like Definition of throng on Facebook
  1. A group of people crowded or gathered closely together; a multitude
  2. A group of things; a host or swarm
  1. (transitive) to crowd into a place, especially to fill it
  2. (intransitive) to congregate
tight Tweet Definition of tight Like Definition of tight on Facebook
adjective (tighter, tightest)
  1. Pushed or pulled together.
My socks are too tight.
  1. Of a space, etc, narrow, so that it is difficult for something or someone to pass through it.
The passageway was so we could barely get through.
They flew in a formation.
  1. Under high tension.
Make sure to pull the rope .
  1. Well-rehearsed and accurate in execution.
Their marching band is extremely .
  1. (colloquial) Intimately friendly.
We've grown tighter over the years.
  1. (slang) (archaic) Intoxicated; drunk.
We went drinking and got .
  1. (slang) Extraordinarily great or special.
That is one bicycle!
  1. (context, slang, usually, _, derogatory) Miserly or frugal.
He's a bit with his money
  1. (colloquial) scarce, Scarce, hard to come by.
I grew up in a poor neighborhood; money was very , but we made do.
  1. (poker) A player who plays very few hands
  2. (poker) A strategy which involves playing very few hands
  1. Firmly, so as not to come loose easily.
Make sure the lid is closed .
  1. Soundly.
Good night, sleep tight.
timeous Tweet Definition of timeous Like Definition of timeous on Facebook
  1. in sufficient time; timely
tod Tweet Definition of tod Like Definition of tod on Facebook
  1. An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, containing two stone or 28 pounds.
  • 1882: Generally, however, the stone or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen stone. — James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209.
    1. a fox, by extension, a crafty person.
tryst Tweet Definition of tryst Like Definition of tryst on Facebook
  1. A prearranged meeting or assignation, now especially between lovers to meet at a specific place and time.
  2. (obsolete) A mutual agreement, a covenant.
  1. (intransitive) To make a tryst; to agree to meet at a place.
  2. (transitive) To arrange or appoint (a meeting time etc.).
  3. (intransitive) To keep a tryst, to meet at an agreed place and time.
tuck Tweet Definition of tuck Like Definition of tuck on Facebook
  1. (slang) snack food. Derived from the expression "to tuck in food" meaning "to eat up", "to guzzle".
  2. A curled position.
  1. to push in one material under another - as in "tuck in your shirt" or "I tucked in my shirt" etc
  2. to eat food
  3. to curl into a ball; to fold up and hold one's legs.
The diver tucked, flipped, and opened up at the last moment.
twin Tweet Definition of twin Like Definition of twin on Facebook
  1. Either of two people (or, less commonly, animals) who shared the same uterus at the same time; one who was born at the same birth as a sibling.
  2. Either of two similar or closely related objects, entities etc.
verb (twin, n, ing)
  1. (italbrac, transitive, obsolete except Scotland) To separate, divide.
  2. (italbrac, intransitive, obsolete except Scotland) To split, part; to go away, depart.
  3. (usually in the passive) To join, unite; to form links between (now especially of two places in different countries).
Placetown in England is twinned with Machinville in France.
  1. (intransitive) To give birth to twins.
  1. Forming a pair of twins.
the twin boys
  1. Forming a matched pair.
twin socks
twine Tweet Definition of twine Like Definition of twine on Facebook
  1. A twist; a convolution.
  2. A strong thread composed of two or three smaller threads or strands twisted together, and used for various purposes, as for binding small parcels, making nets, and the like; a small cord or string.
  3. The act of twining or winding round.
  1. to weave
Tyke Tweet Definition of Tyke Like Definition of Tyke on Facebook
proper noun 
  1. A dialect, also known as Yorkshire, spoken in the county of Yorkshire.

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