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to impinge

to impinge

/ˌɪmˈpɪndʒ/
verb
advance beyond the usual limit
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The Constitution does not say, "Facebook shall not impinge on my speech.

It won't impinge on humanity.

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to lever

to lever

/ˈɫɛvɝ/, /ˈɫivɝ/
verb
to move or force, especially in an effort to get something open
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And so what ended up happening is these companies were very highly levered.

And they're hugely levered.

She presses the brake levers to make the bicycle stop.

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to veer

to veer

/ˈvɪɹ/
verb
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
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Because if you don't have the numbers, it's very easy to veer away into fantasy land.

The car does not have enough time to slow down and there is nowhere to veer.

So spiders walk up close to a carrion trap, and then veer away.

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to knead

to knead

/ˈnid/
verb
to form and press dough or wet clay with the hands
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While father and son knead the dough balls, mother cooks lunch.

So, we just knead it together now.

The mixture is extracted, then kneaded by hand.

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to consort

to consort

/kənˈsɔɹt/
verb
keep company with; hang out with
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And more genetic studies will help us further sort out how our species benefited from consorting with other human species.

And he consorted with these judges.

That wretched boy that did consort him here shalt with him hence.

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to strut

to strut

/ˈstɹət/
verb
to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others
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He walks, or, rather, he struts, around Milwaukee in summer.

Do we even strut these nails?

- Strut your veggie stuff.

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to misbehave

to misbehave

/ˌmɪsbəˈheɪv/, /ˌmɪsbiˈheɪv/
verb
behave badly
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Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics.

Norse gods, like Greek ones, are all too human, and seem to misbehave accordingly.

His father was a very angry man, and he would beat Adolf frequently when he misbehaved.

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to cant

to cant

/ˈkænt/
verb
heel over

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to adduce

to adduce

/ɐdˈuːs/
verb
advance evidence for

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to elapse

to elapse

/ɪˈɫæps/
verb
(of time) to pass by
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About six hours have elapsed since the X7 began in the body shop.

Now, by the way, about four minutes has elapsed here.

[Archival recording] five minutes elapsed time.

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to distort

to distort

/dɪˈstɔɹt/
verb
to change the shape or condition of something in a way that is no longer clear or natural
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Zombie markets, a market that are completely mispriced they're completely distorted.

The audio you're about to hear is distorted due to recording issues.

Bigger ones may be victims of collisions, their shapes distorted so much that the structure was lost.

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to relapse

to relapse

/ɹiˈɫæps/
verb
go back to bad behavior
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However, antidepressant medications carry some side effects, and 50% of people relapse when they stop taking them.

But many people relapse, and have to go back to taking medication.

This time I've relapsed.

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to gambol

to gambol

/ɡˈæmbɑːl/
verb
play boisterously

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to sentence

to sentence

/ˈsɛntəns/
verb
to officially state the punishment of someone found guilty in a court of law
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Subway cut ties with Fogle, and he was sentenced to 15 1/2 years in federal prison.

These are laws that require that offenders be sentenced to a certain mandatory minimum.

Usually the mandatory minimums are higher than what the offender would ordinarily be sentenced with.

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to cosset

to cosset

/ˈkɑsət/
verb
treat with excessive indulgence

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to enhance

to enhance

/ɛnˈhæns/
verb
to improve in quality, strength, attractiveness, or value
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No evidence exists of an early device to enhance hearing, but it probably did exist.

You see, for centuries, perfumers have been using ambergris to enhance their fragrances.

So then and enhanced oil recovery is an option, but it's not a necessity.

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to balk

to balk

/ˈbɑɫk/, /ˈbɔk/
verb
to be unwilling to be a part of something or be hesitant towards it, particularly in order to avoid danger
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It was a trial that balked at the wholesome cake brand Hostess was trying to build.

The gods balked at this request and were ready to send him away.

When asked about retirement plans, Ginsburg balked.

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to cavort

to cavort

/kəˈvɔɹt/
verb
play boisterously

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to chafe

to chafe

/ˈtʃeɪf/
verb
become or make sore by or as if by rubbing
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He chafed at the strict discipline and the lack of freedom for creative thought.

But the defiant Benito chafed at the strict discipline and his behaviour became even worse.

Many Romans chafed the relationship between Cleopatra and Caesar.

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