from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To adapt to; to learn, grasp or master.
  • v. To enter; to go into or move towards.
  • v. To begin, as a new habit or practice.

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

  • v. develop a habit; apply oneself to a practice or occupation
  • v. have a fancy or particular liking or desire for


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  • But I couldn't refuse the job either, I thought, because I, too, felt a nagging sense of guilt over Grace Peltier, as if I somehow owed her at least the time it would take to talk to her father.

    The Killing Kind

  • With the soap in hand, I stopped in front of the hair elastics, looking for a little something to take to Ann Marie Barton.

    Keep Sweet

  • Afterward, I raced home to retrieve the fresh bread to take to Mrs. Norton before going to help Mr. Battle at the store.

    Keep Sweet

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    Our American King

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    The Ark

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    In the Shadow of the Oval Office

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    The Ark

  • What one microaction could you take to be more intentional?

    I Used to Have a Handle on Life But It Broke

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    The Time Paradox

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    The Wish Stealers


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