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  • verb intransitive To show up; to appear suddenly or unexpectedly.
  • verb transitive To increase the amount of something by means of a control, such as the volume, heat, or light.
  • verb transitive To reposition by rotating, flipping, etc. upwards.
  • verb transitive, nautical To belay or make fast a line on a cleat or pin.
  • noun A stroke of good luck.

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

  • verb be shown or be found to be
  • verb discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining
  • verb find by digging in the ground
  • verb bend or lay so that one part covers the other
  • verb appear or become visible; make a showing


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