from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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  • contronymic: continue / act improperly

    June 18, 2008