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  • 1 toss — [tôs, täs] vt. [prob. < Scand, as in Norw dial. tossa, to spread, strew; akin to MLowG tōsen, to tear, ME ( to) tusen, to pull to pieces < IE base * dā( i) , to part, tear > TEASE] 1. to throw or pitch about; fling here and there; buffet …

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  • 2 toss — I. verb Etymology: Middle English Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. a. to fling or heave continuously about, to and fro, or up and down < a ship tossed by waves > b. bandy 2 c. to mix lightly until well coated with a dressing or until the… …

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  • 3 ebb and flow — Synonyms and related words: Lissajous figure, alternate, alternation, back and fill, back and forth, battledore and shuttlecock, be poised, billow, break, comb, come and go, coming and going, crash, dash, direct tide, ebb, ebb tide, flood, flood… …

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  • 4 battledore — /ˈbætldɔ/ (say batldaw) noun 1. an instrument shaped like a tennis racquet, but smaller, used in striking a shuttlecock in play. 2. a wooden bat shaped instrument used in washing or smoothing clothes. –verb (battledored, battledoring) –verb (i) 3 …

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  • 5 bandy — I. v. a. 1. Toss, toss about, toss to and fro, agitate, dispute about. 2. Exchange, interchange, give and take. II. a. Crooked, bent, bow (legged) …

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  • 6 Shuttlecock — Shut tle*cock, v. t. To send or toss to and fro; to bandy; as, to shuttlecock words. Thackeray. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7 shuttlecock — I. noun Date: 1522 a lightweight conical object with a rounded often rubber covered nose that is used in badminton II. transitive verb Date: 1687 to send or toss to and fro ; bandy …

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  • 8 popple — v. & n. v.intr. (of water) tumble about, toss to and fro. n. the act or an instance of rolling, tossing, or rippling of water. Derivatives: popply adj. Etymology: ME prob. f. MDu. popelen murmur, quiver, of imit. orig …

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  • 9 wamp|ish — «WOM pihsh, WAM », intransitive verb, transitive verb. Scottish. to wave or toss to and fro. ╂[perhaps imitative] …

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  • 10 Agitation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Irregular motion. < N PARAG:Agitation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 agitation agitation stir tremor shake ripple jog jolt jar jerk shock succussion trepidation quiver …

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  • 11 throw — throw, cast, fling, hurl, pitch, toss, sling can all mean to cause to move swiftly forward, sideways, upward, or downward by a propulsive movement (as of the arm) or by means of a propelling instrument or agency. Throw, the general word, is often …

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  • 12 swing — Synonyms and related words: Alexandrine, Ferris wheel, Long Melford, Zeitgeist, accent, accentuation, acid rock, act, acting, action, activism, activity, air space, alternate, amble, amphibrach, amphimacer, ample scope, anacrusis, anapest,… …

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  • 13 rock — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. i. swing, sway, oscillate, teeter. See oscillation. n. crag, boulder, cliff, stone; refuge, haven, support, defense; slang, diamond, jewel, gem. See land, stability. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A… …

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  • 14 shake — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. vibrate, agitate, shiver, brandish, flourish, rock, sway, wave, rattle, jolt, worry, jar; unsettle, disillusion, impair, unnerve; tremble, quiver, quaver, quake, shudder, flutter, vibrate. See… …

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  • 15 Oscillation — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Reciprocating motion, motion to and fro. < N PARAG:Oscillation >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 oscillation oscillation Sgm: N 1 vibration vibration libration Sgm: N 1 motion of a pendulum motion of a pendulum Sgm: N 1 nutation… …

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  • 16 oscillation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Fluctuation Nouns oscillation; vibration, libration, nutation, undulation; pulsation, pulse; fluctuation, vacillation, wavering; wave, swing, beat, shake, wag, seesaw, dance; alternation, reciprocation;… …

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  • 17 jactitation — jac·ti·ta·tion .jak tə tā shən n a tossing to and fro or jerking and twitching of the body or its parts: excessive restlessness esp. in certain psychiatric disorders jac·ti·tate jak tə .tāt vt, tat·ed; tat·ing * * * n. restless tossing and… …

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  • 18 quiver — v 1. quaver, vibrate, tremble, shake, shudder, shiver, convulse, tremor, quake; palpitate, pitapat, beat, pulse, pulsate, throb, thump, pound; flicker, flutter, oscillate, fluctuate, vacillate, alternate; waver, wobble, waggle, totter, teeter,… …

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  • 19 agitate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. foment, instigate, etc. trouble; disturb, perturb. See excitement, cause, agitation. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. stir, move, arouse, disturb; see disturb 2 , excite 1 , 2 . See Synonym Study at disturb .… …

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  • 20 Henri Murger — (March 27 1822 Paris, January 28, 1861) was a French novelist and poet, born at Paris.He is chiefly distinguished as the author of Scènes de la Vie de Bohème, from his own experiences as a desperately poor writer living in a Parisian attic,… …

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