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Browsing page 21 of new words for September 2, 2009

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circus

noun

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civvy

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class act

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clear as a bell

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clear as mud

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click

noun

  • one kilometer.
    From Ottawa to Toronto is about 450 clicks.
    The depot is about three clicks down this road.

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Calvin G. from Ottawa, ON, Canada on Jan 02 2002.

verb - intransitive

  • to have a smooth relationship.
    We really click, you know?

    Last edited on May 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

  • to become understood.
    I had to read that chapter 3 times before it finally clicked.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

    Citation from "Photos: 'Parks and Recreation' Star Aubrey Plaza Has a Black Belt in Deadpan Humor", RollingStone, Jonah Weiner blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Mar 25 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

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clip

noun

verb

  • To have a very minor auto collision. "I just clipped his bumper; no damage."

    Last edited on Feb 25 2012. Submitted by Curious Mike from Necedah, WI 54646, USA on Feb 25 2012.

verb - transitive

  • to steal.
    My wallet got clipped at that bar.

    Last edited on Jul 21 2012. Submitted by Aquamarine from Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China on Feb 24 2012.

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cloak-and-dagger

adjective

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clobber

verb - transitive

  • to strike a heavy blow.
    His car got clobbered by a freight train.
                                                                      

    Citation from "Sally Teel", Sons of Tucson (TV, 2010), Season 1 Episode 12 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Aug 02 2010. Submitted by Daniel D. on Oct 28 2003.

  • in computing: to overwrite data, usually unintentionally.
    I walked off the end of the array and clobbered the stack.
                                                                                                                            

    Citation from Common LISPcraft (book), Robert Wilensky, 1986 blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Nov 15 2011. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • to defeat.
    The Bears clobbered the Cardinal.

    Last edited on Jan 05 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 02 2009.

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