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face mask Tweet Definition of face mask Like Definition of face mask on Facebook
  1. (altspellpar, facemask)
fadeaway Tweet Definition of fadeaway Like Definition of fadeaway on Facebook
  1. (basketball) a jump shot made while jumping backwards, away from the basket. The goal is to create space between the shooter and the defender, making it much harder to block.
fake Tweet Definition of fake Like Definition of fake on Facebook
  1. A trick; a swindle.
  2. Something which is not genuine, or is presented fraudulently.
= verb (fak, ing)
  1. To cheat; to swindle; to steal; to rob.
  2. To make; to construct; to do.
  3. To manipulate fraudulently, so as to make an object appear better or other than it really is; as, to fake a bulldog, by burning his upper lip and thus artificially shortening it.
  1. Not real; false, fraudulent.
Which fur coat looks faker?
false start Tweet Definition of false start Like Definition of false start on Facebook
  1. (sports) The starting of a race before being signaled to do so.
finish line Tweet Definition of finish line Like Definition of finish line on Facebook
noun (plural finish lines)
  1. A line marking the end of a race.
The five exhausted runners crossed the finish line one after the other.
flare Tweet Definition of flare Like Definition of flare on Facebook
  1. A brightly burning light used to attract attention in an emergency, or to illuminate an area.
The flares steered the traffic away from the accident.
  1. A widening of the lower legs of trousers and jeans.
That's a genuine early '70's on those pants.
  1. (aircraft) The transition from downward flight to level flight just before landing.
The captain executed the perfectly, and we lightly touched down.
  1. (baseball) A low fly ball that is hit in the region between the infielders and the outfielders
Jones hits a little to left that falls for a single.
verb (flar, ing)
  1. (intransitive): To blaze brightly.
The blast furnace flared in the night.
  1. (intransitive): To burn unsteadily.
  2. (intransitive): To burst out suddenly, as in anger (often with up or out.)
The insult made him up.
  1. (transitive): to make flare.
floor exercise Tweet Definition of floor exercise Like Definition of floor exercise on Facebook
  1. (context, gymnastics) A performance on a mat covered floor using no apparatus.
franchise Tweet Definition of franchise Like Definition of franchise on Facebook
  1. A right or privilege officially granted to a person or a company by a government; an acknowledgment of a corporation's existence and ownership.
  2. The authorization granted by a company to sell or distribute its goods or services in a certain area; the grantor or recipient of such authorization.
  3. A legal exemption from jurisdiction.
  4. The membership of a corporation or state; citizenship.
  5. The right of vote, voting at a public election.
  6. An excellent player in a team sport.
verb (franchis, es)
  1. (transitive) To confer certain powers on; grant a franchise to; authorize.
  2. (context, transitive, rare) To set free; invest with a franchise or privilege; enfranchise.
Person Franchise may refer to Jordan McPhee?. A basketball player from Canada.      
free kick Tweet Definition of free kick Like Definition of free kick on Facebook
  1. In football, soccer and related ballgames, a kick in which a player may kick the ball without interference from the opposition. Such a kick may be awarded for a foul by the opposition, or earned by a player such as by taking a mark.
freestyle Tweet Definition of freestyle Like Definition of freestyle on Facebook
  1. A swimming event in which the contestants may choose any stroke; in practice, always the crawl
  2. A style of wrestling in which any non-injurious holds are permitted
  3. A sports event where competitors can choose their own method of participation.
  4. A form of rapping in which the emcee makes up lyrics while rapping.
    • Note: also used as an adjective and adverb in all senses
freeze Tweet Definition of freeze Like Definition of freeze on Facebook
  1. A period of intensely cold weather.
  2. (curling) A precise draw weight shot where a delivered stone comes to a stand-still against a stationary stone, making it nearly impossible to knock out.
  3. (finance) A block on pay rises
verb (freezes, freezing, froze or rarely frore, frozen or rarely froren)
  1. (intransitive) To drop to a temperature below zero degrees celsius, where water turns to ice.
    • It didn't this winter, but last winter was very harsh.
      1. (context, intransitive, informal) To be very cold.
    • It's freezing in here!
      1. (intransitive) Especially of a liquid, to become solid due to low temperature.
    • The pond has frozen over.
    • Vodka won't in there, but beer will.
      1. (transitive) To lower something's temperature to the point that it freezes or becomes hard.
    • Don't meat twice.
      1. (intransitive) To become motionless.
    • The squirrel froze when it saw the hawk overhead.

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