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  • v. to state, or explain a concept in a clear, understandable manner.

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

  • v. communicate successfully
  • v. hold back to a later time


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  •   Captain Sliwa ordered a small net put over side, on the theory that if they were catching fish here, so could he.

    Lord Conrads Crusade

  • 'Have you still got any of those nightcaps you put over their heads in very cold weather?

    To The Hilt

  • Billy Ray gave me his sheepskin-lined jacket to put over my shoulders.

    Futures Imperfect

  • I was in the church ten minutes, perhaps, and then I was in the cloister in a long chair, and Sister Lucia — she is of my country and very kind — I am only English of my husband — Trust, his name is — she brought me some hot soup and put over me blankets and left me to rest as it is ordered.

    St Peter's Finger

  • He heard a hand being put over the phone and again muffled, indistinct talking in Haklo dialect for a moment.

    Noble House

  • As to what is called the Fugitive Slave Law, insolently put over the people by their Congress and President, it contravenes the whole of the organic compacts, and is at all times to be defied in all parts of These States, South or North, by speech, by pen, and, if need be, by the bullet and the sword.

    Supplementary Prose, from Complete Prose Works (1892)

  • Appearances certainly indicate that it has derived both origin and growth from the accustomary collection of bones, and deposition of them together; that the first collection had been deposited on the common surface of the earth, a few stones put over it, and then a covering of earth,

    Notes on the State of Virginia.

  • The first banana-skin which a lot of fellows step on when they're put over other men is a desire to be too popular.

    Old Gorgon Graham

  • "Why, there's that old bombazin cloak, that you keep on purpose to put over me when I take my afternoon's nap; you might as well give her that, -- she needs clothes."

    Uncle Tom's cabin, or Life among the lowly

  • Barthrop slipped out and fetched a Pilgrim's Progress, which he put over Father Payne's shoulder.

    Father Payne


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