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spark offTo initiate something by providing the necessary conditions.Rate it:

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spark plugcar engine partRate it:

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spark spreadThe difference between the cost of the fuel required to produce a unit of electricity, and the price of that same unit of electricity.Rate it:

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spark upto rekindleRate it:

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spark upto make more exotic or funRate it:

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spark upTo light up; light a cigarette or start smoking a pipe, bong, etc.Rate it:

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spark upTo initiateRate it:

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from a mile awayWell in advance.Rate it:

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break evenTo stay the same; to neither advance nor regress.Rate it:

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come on toTo make a romantic or sexual advance to; to hit on.Rate it:

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creep upTo advance with stealth, unnoticed.Rate it:

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ahead of the curveFigurative expression asserting a position in advance of a result, solution, position, or postulation:Rate it:

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break groundTo initiate a new venture, or to advance beyond previous achievements.Rate it:

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bump upTo give a more prominent place to; to advance position in queue.Rate it:

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citato gradu incedere (cf. sect. II. 5)to advance rapidly.Rate it:

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cracked the whipMy former boss demanded much in the manner of results, production. In addition he worked us long hours without advance notice, without overtime, rather promised US time-off in the future.Rate it:

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doTo cash or to advance money for, as a bill or note.Rate it:

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draw onTo advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.Rate it:

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exercitum admovere, adducere ad...to advance on...Rate it:

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force outTo create an out by touching a base in advance of a runner who has no base to return to while in possession of a ball which has already touched the groundRate it:

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forewarned is forearmedAdvance awareness of a situation, especially a risky one, prepares one to deal with it.1863, Charles Reade, Hard Cash, ch. 4:[W]hatever a young gentleman of that age says to you, he says to many other ladies; but your experience is not equal to your sense; so profit by mine . . . forewarned is forearmed.1885, G. A. Henty, Saint George for England, ch. 4:Sometimes, they say, it is wiser to remain in ignorance; at other times forewarned is forearmed.circa 1903, Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Why Mr. Cropper Changed His Mind":"Well, Miss Maxwell, I think it only fair to tell you that you may have trouble with those boys when they do come. Forewarned is forearmed, you know."Rate it:

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hang an arseTo hang back, to be afraid to advance.Rate it:

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hired gunA person who is employed to advance the interests of his or her employer, especially in a vigorous manner using such methods as political lobbying, legal advocacy, or persuasion.Rate it:

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hold your fireDo not discharge your weapon. Used originally for weapons needing a spark or lighting of a fuse to ignite gunpowder, now sometimes used to mean any weapon launching a projectile.Rate it:

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holding patternAny failure to advance; useless or unproductive activity.Rate it:

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leadVertical space in advance of a row or between rows of text. Also known as leading.Rate it:

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long gameThe aspect of the game in which the strategy is to advance downfield by throwing the ball to a receiving player; the passing game.Rate it:

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nullam partem sensus habereto possess not the least spark of feeling.Rate it:

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play the anglesTo seek ways to advance one's self-interest, especially by making choices in a calculating or crafty manner; to scheme.Rate it:

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preprogramTo program something in advance.Rate it:

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press onto persist, continue to advanceRate it:

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procedere cum exercituto advance with the army.Rate it:

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propius accedere ad urbem or urbemto advance nearer to the city.Rate it:

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Romam versus proficiscito advance in the direction of Rome.Rate it:

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run atTo charge at someone; to advance as though to attack.Rate it:

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sneak inTo barely advance or be allowed entry in a competition or organization despite minimal credentials or competitors thought to be superior.Rate it:

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tag upOf a baserunner, when a fly ball is hit, to put one's foot on the base one is currently at until the ball is caught. When the ball is caught, the baserunner may attempt to advance to the next base, at the risk of being tagged out.Rate it:

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take the leadTo become the leader, to advance into first place.Rate it:

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testudine facta moenia subire (B. G. 2. 6)to advance to the walls protected by a covering of shields.Rate it:

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vineas agere (B. G. 3. 21)to advance pent-houses, mantlets.Rate it:

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