Definitions

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  • noun A pool or collection of water, particularly one above or below a waterfall.
  • noun A waterfall, or cataract.
  • noun A steep ravine.
  • verb Northern England, Scotland To desist (from something), stop.
  • verb Northern England, Scotland To cease; leave off.

Etymologies

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From Irish or Gaelic.

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From Middle English linnen, from Old English linnan ("to cease from, desist, lose, yield up"), from Proto-Germanic *linnanan (“to turn, move aside, avoid”), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (“to elude, avoid, shrink from”). Cognate with Danish linne ("to stop, rest"), Swedish dialectal linna ("to pause, rest"), Icelandic linna ("to stop, rest").

Examples

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  • Nil in reverse.

    November 3, 2007

  • See definitions at Lin.

    January 9, 2012