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  • 181labor — 1. noun 1) manual labor Syn: work, hard work, toil, exertion, industry, drudgery, effort, menial work; informal slog, grind, sweat, scut work; literary travail, moil Ant: rest, leisu …

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  • 182pound — I verb 1) the two men pounded him with their fists Syn: beat, strike, hit, batter, thump, pummel, punch, rain blows on, belabor, hammer, thrash, set on, tear into; informal bash, clobber, wallop, beat the living daylights out of …

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  • 183assail — bombard, *attack, assault, storm Analogous words: beset (see INFEST): belabor, pummel, buffet, pound, *beat …

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  • 184baste — vb *beat, pummel, thrash, buffet, pound, belabor Analogous words: chastise, castigate, *punish, discipline …

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  • 185batter — vb mangle, *maim, mutilate, cripple Analogous words: *beat, pound, pummel, thrash, buffet, belabor, baste batter n *dough, paste battle n Battle, engagement, action denote a hostile meeting between opposing military forces …

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  • 186buffet — vb baste, pummel, *beat, pound, belabor, thrash Analogous words: *strike, smite, hit, slap, slug: batter (see MAIM) …

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  • 187castigate — vb chastise, *punish, chasten, discipline, correct Analogous words: *beat, baste, thrash, pummel, belabor: berate, tongue lash, rate, upbraid, wig, rail (see SCOLD): *penalize, fine, amerce, mulct …

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  • 188chastise — *punish, discipline, correct, castigate, chasten Analogous words: *beat, thrash, pummel, baste, belabor …

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  • 189clout — vb *strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, swat, slap, cuff, box Analogous words: *beat, pummel, thrash, baste, belabor …

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  • 190pound — vb *beat, pummel, buffet, baste, belabor, thrash Analogous words: *strike, hit, smite, slug: batter, mutilate (see MAIM) …

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  • 191pummel — vb *beat, pound, buffet, baste, belabor, thrash Analogous words: *strike, hit, smite, slug, punch …

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  • 192punch — vb 1 *strike, hit, smite, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, box, cuff Analogous words: *beat, pound, pummel, baste, belabor 2 *perforate, puncture, prick, bore, drill Analogous words: pierce, penetrate, probe, *enter …

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  • 193strike — {vb 1 Strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, swat, clout, slap, cuff, box are comparable when they mean to come or bring into contact with or as if with a sharp blow. Strike, hit, and smite are the more general terms. Strike, the most general of… …

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  • 194swat — vb *strike, hit, smite, punch, slug, slog, clout, slap, cuff, box Analogous words: *beat, pound, pummel, baste, belabor …

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  • 195thrash — vb 1 *beat, pound, pummel, buffet, baste, belabor Analogous words: *strike, smite, slug, slap 2 flourish, brandish, shake, *swing, wave Analogous words: wield, manipulate, swing, ply, *handle …

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  • 196thump — vb thud, knock, rap, *tap Analogous words: pound, *beat, belabor: punch, smite, *strike thump n thud, knock, rap, tap (see under TAP vb) Analogous words: pounding, beating, pummeling (see BEAT vb) …

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  • 197agonize — v 1. suffer, writhe, bleed, go through hell, be in misery. 2. struggle, wrestle, grapple, fight with; labor, toil, strive, strain, exert oneself, exercise oneself, work on; pour over, worry over, trouble oneself over, lose sleep over, Sl. beat… …

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  • 198argue — v 1. debate, discuss, moot, bandy words, sift, Inf. kick around, Sl. hash over; quibble, cavil, nit pick, belabor a point, split hairs, chop logic; reason, ratiocinate, logicize, explain. 2. contend, dispute, disagree, contest, controvert, spar,… …

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  • 199assail — v 1. attack, assault, raid, storm, charge; rush, blitz, blitzkrieg, set upon, descend upon, spring upon, pounce upon, begin hostilities, Sl. zap, Sl. jump, Archaic. insult; pelt, bombard, pepper, strafe, open fire upon; beset, besiege, importune …

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  • 200attack — v 1. assault, raid, storm, charge, rush, blitz, blitzkrieg; set upon, pounce upon, descend upon, fall on, open fire.upon, begin hostilities; light into, Inf. lace into, Inf. rip into, Inf. tear into, Sl. zap, Sl. let [s.o.] have it, Sl. lay into …

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