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  • 101Wrought — Work Work (w[^u]rk), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Worked} (w[^u]rkt), or {Wrought} (r[add]t); p. pr. & vb. n. {Working}.] [AS. wyrcean (imp. worthe, wrohte, p. p. geworht, gewroht); akin to OFries. werka, wirka, OS. wirkian, D. werken, G. wirken, Icel.… …

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  • 102struggle — I. v. n. 1. Strive, labor, toil, endeavor, try, aim, exert one s self, make an effort, do one s best. 2. Contend, contest, fight, have a contest. 3. Writhe, be in agony, labor in distress. II. n. 1. Labor, endeavor, effort, exertion, pains. 2.… …

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  • 103Contend — Con*tend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Contended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contending}.] [OF. contendre, L. contendere, tentum; con + tendere to strech. See {Tend}.] 1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight. [1913… …

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  • 104Contended — Contend Con*tend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Contended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contending}.] [OF. contendre, L. contendere, tentum; con + tendere to strech. See {Tend}.] 1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.… …

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  • 105Contending — Contend Con*tend , v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Contended}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Contending}.] [OF. contendre, L. contendere, tentum; con + tendere to strech. See {Tend}.] 1. To strive in opposition; to contest; to dispute; to vie; to quarrel; to fight.… …

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  • 106Efforce — Ef*force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Efforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Efforcing}.] [OF. esforcier (F. s efforcer to exert one s self), LL. exforciare; L. ex + fortis strong. See {Force}.] To force; to constrain; to compel to yield. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913… …

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  • 107Efforced — Efforce Ef*force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Efforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Efforcing}.] [OF. esforcier (F. s efforcer to exert one s self), LL. exforciare; L. ex + fortis strong. See {Force}.] To force; to constrain; to compel to yield. [Obs.] Spenser.… …

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  • 108Efforcing — Efforce Ef*force, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Efforced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Efforcing}.] [OF. esforcier (F. s efforcer to exert one s self), LL. exforciare; L. ex + fortis strong. See {Force}.] To force; to constrain; to compel to yield. [Obs.] Spenser.… …

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  • 109Emolument — E*mol u*ment, n. [L. emolumentum, lit., a working out, fr. emoliri to move out, work out; e out + moliri to set in motion, exert one s self, fr. moles a huge, heavy mass: cf. F. [ e]molument. See {Mole} a mound.] The profit arising from office,… …

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  • 110Endeavor — En*deav or, v. i. To exert one s self; to work for a certain end. [1913 Webster] And such were praised who but endeavored well. Pope. [1913 Webster] Note: Usually with an infinitive; as, to endeavor to outstrip an antagonist. [1913 Webster] He… …

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  • 111Pull — Pull, v. i. To exert one s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. [1913 Webster] {To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart. {To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop; to… …

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  • 112Purchase — Pur chase, v. i. 1. To put forth effort to obtain anything; to strive; to exert one s self. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Duke John of Brabant purchased greatly that the Earl of Flanders should have his daughter in marriage. Ld. Berners. [1913 Webster] 2 …

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  • 113To pull apart — Pull Pull, v. i. To exert one s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. [1913 Webster] {To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart. {To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop;… …

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  • 114To pull through — Pull Pull, v. i. To exert one s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. [1913 Webster] {To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart. {To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop;… …

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  • 115To pull up — Pull Pull, v. i. To exert one s self in an act or motion of drawing or hauling; to tug; as, to pull at a rope. [1913 Webster] {To pull apart}, to become separated by pulling; as, a rope will pull apart. {To pull up}, to draw the reins; to stop;… …

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  • 116PUSH — I noun acceleration, assault, attack, boost, foray, impact, impetus, impulse, impulsion, incursion, main force, pressure, propulsion, shove, stimulus, thrust II verb advocate, animate, back, be resolute, boost, carry to a conclusion, coerce,… …

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  • 117þennan — þennan1 wv/t1a 3rd pres þeneð past þenede ptp geþened 1. to stretch, stretch out, spread out, extend; 2. to prostrate, overthrow; 3. to strain, make an effort, exert one s self, press on; spread the fame of, magnify …

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  • 118labor — I. n. 1. Toil, work, exertion, effort, pains, drudgery. 2. Travail, parturition, childbirth, delivery. II. v. n. 1. Toil, strive, drudge, work, exert one s self, take pains. 2. Suffer, be afflicted, be distressed. 3. Travail, be in travail, be in …

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  • 119push — I. v. a. 1. Thrust, impel (by pressure), hustle, jostle, justle, elbow, crowd, shove. 2. Urge, press forward, drive on. 3. Force, press, drive, embarrass by arguments. 4. Importune, tease, press with solicitation. 5. Prosecute, follow closely. 6 …

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  • 120toil — I. v. n. Labor (hard), work, strive, drudge, moil, exert one s self, take pains. II. n. 1. Labor (that fatigues), work, exertion, pains, effort, drudgery, hard work, travail. 2. Snare, net, trap, springe, noose, gin …

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