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  • verb idiomatic To continue or proceed as before.
  • verb To take baggage or luggage onto an airplane, rather than check it.
  • verb idiomatic To have or maintain.
  • verb idiomatic To act or behave; especially to misbehave so as to attract attention.
  • verb idiomatic To have an illicit sexual liaison.

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  • verb misbehave badly; act in a silly or improper way
  • verb direct the course of; manage or control
  • verb keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
  • verb continue talking


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  • contronymic: continue / act improperly

    June 18, 2008