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sexpot

noun

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sex up

verb - transitive

  • to engage sexually with a person.
    I want to sex you up, girl.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

    Citation from "I Am Peter, Hear Me Roar", Family Guy (TV), Season 2 Episode 8 (2000) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.
                                                                                

    Citation from "Episode 1", Misfits (TV), Season 1 Episode 1 (2009) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jan 19 2012. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

  • to make more interesting or enticing.
    If we're going to get investors, then we need to sex up the presentation a bit.

    Last edited on Apr 03 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Apr 03 2011.

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shake down

verb - transitive

  • to extort. That is, to obtain something via force, threats, intimidation, abuse of power, etc.

    Last edited on Sep 21 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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shambles

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shanghai

verb - transitive

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shellacking

noun

  • a beating.
    We took a shellacking on the basketball court, boys, but there are six games ahead of us!

    Last edited on Mar 03 2013. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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shill

noun

  • a person who speaks favorably about something they have a vested interest in, while pretending to be impartial.

    Last edited on Sep 14 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

  • an accomplice; a person who helps and abets another for the purpose of manipulating the thoughts or actions of a third party.
    The potential customers did not know that a shill was among them, helping the salesman by praising the product and pretending to make a purchase.
    The college professor used graduate students as shills to screen new students before admitting them into his program.

    Last edited on Jan 24 2016. Submitted by Anonymous on Jan 24 2016.

verb

  • to speak favorably about something one has a vested interest in, while pretending to be impartial.

    Last edited on Sep 14 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 14 2009.

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shiner

noun

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