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Phrases related to: causing

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blow overTo blow on something causing it to topple.Rate it:

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chain reactionA series of events, each one causing the next.Rate it:

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blow offTo shoot something with a gun, causing it to come disconnected.Rate it:

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run overTo drive over, causing injury or death.Rate it:

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force someone's handBring about a situation which necessitates an agent to act, often causing a plan to be executed prematurely.Rate it:

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poisoned chaliceA scheme or instrument for causing death or harm, especially one which eventually brings about the downfall of its creator; something which is initially regarded as advantageous but which is later recognized to be disadvantageous or harmful.Rate it:

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stop upTo increase the aperture of a photographic lens, moving from an f/stop represented by a higher number to an f/stop represented by a lower number and causing more light to pass into the camera.Rate it:

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let someone down gentlyTo reject or refuse someone in a way that avoids causing hurt or disappointment.Rate it:

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bash upTo assault someone with the intention of causing physical injury.Rate it:

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broken recordSomeone or something that constantly repeats itself, causing annoyance.Rate it:

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culpable homicideCriminal negligence causing the unlawful death of a human being.(Can we verify this sense?) (Canada, law) Murder, manslaughter or infanticide.(Can we verify this sense?) (Scotland, law) Manslaughter.(Can we verify this sense?) (South Africa, law) The unlawful negligent killing of another human being.Rate it:

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double takerSomething causing someone to do a double takeRate it:

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fire in angerTo fire a weapon with the intent of causing damage or harm to an opponent.Rate it:

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Fix Your WagonTo punish someone, to deal someone with annoyance and criticism causing his or her failureRate it:

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food babyA protruding belly resulting from the consumption of a large quantity of food; the contents of one's digestive system causing the protrusion.Rate it:

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ghost at the feastA presence that mars one's enjoyment by causing guilt or reviving unwelcome memories.Rate it:

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hospital passA poorly executed pass to a team-mate causing the receiver to present an easy target for a defender, and thus be tackled hard.Rate it:

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Indian signA curse causing loss of will power or persistent bad luck.Rate it:

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it's too late for sorryAn expression of anger or disgust uttered toward someone who offers an apology after causing great harm.Rate it:

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knock someone's block offTo strike a person in the head, causing him to fall to the ground, especially in an unconscious condition; to beat up a person.Rate it:

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make the world go aroundTo play an essential role in causing the things in life to work as they should; to underlie the fulfillment of the needs of human existence.Rate it:

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pelt of the dogAn immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; cf. hair of the dog.Rate it:

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Play Both Ends Against the MiddleTo take advantage by causing two opposing groups stand against each other, dishonestly misusing two forces for the sake of attaining ones selfish purposeRate it:

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Right of the BatImmediate or instant without causing any sorts of delaysRate it:

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roll up onTo sneak up to with the intention of causing harm.Rate it:

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sellTo pretend that an opponent's blows or maneuvers are causing legitimate injury; to act.Rate it:

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step on a rakeTo step on the tines of a garden rake, causing the handle of the rake to rise from the ground rapidly, invariably striking the person walking in the face.Rate it:

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tread lightlyTo proceed carefully; especially, to seek to avoid causing offense.Rate it:

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white-knuckleCausing fear, excitement, apprehension, suspense, or nervousness.Rate it:

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