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seize uponTo grasp or take hold of suddenly, forcibly, or tightly.Rate it:

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seize uponTo take up, embrace, enact, or turn eagerly to; to grasp, understand, and accept quickly; to adopt wholeheartedly or vigorously.Rate it:

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seize uponTo take possession of or claim as one's own; to assimilate, absorb, annex, co-opt.Rate it:

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sell a bargainA species of wit, much in vogue about the latter end of the reign of Queen Anne, and frequently alluded to by Dean Swift, who says the maids of honour often amused themselves with it. It consisted in the seller naming his or her hinder parts, in answer to the question, What? which the buyer was artfully led to ask. As a specimen, take the following instance: A lady would come into a room full of company, apparently frightened, crying out "It is white, and follows me!" As soon as someone responded "What?" she sold him the bargain, by saying "Mine arse".Rate it:

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serve two mastersto take orders from two superiors or two conflicting partiesRate it:

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Settle an Old ScoreTo take revenge for one’s wrong actions being done in the past, to get even with someoneRate it:

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sex upTo take part in sexual acts with.Rate it:

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shanks' nagTransportation by foot. To "take a shanks' nag" means using one's own legs to walk.Rate it:

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shape upTo take shape; to transform into or become.Rate it:

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shoot first and ask questions laterTo take action with serious consequences without delay, preserving the benefit of surprise by not providing indication of one's intent.Rate it:

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shoot the moonTo take a risk which may result in great rewards; to succeed after taking such a risk.Rate it:

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si vous lui en donnez long comme le doigt, il en prendra long comme le brasGive him an inch, he will take an ell.Rate it:

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sibi exemplum sumere ex aliquo or exemplum capere de aliquoto take a lesson from some one's example.Rate it:

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sibi sumere aliquid (Planc. 1. 3)to take upon oneself.Rate it:

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side withTo choose to take the same point of view as.Rate it:

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sign inTo take some action to access a secured program or web page on a computer; to log in.Rate it:

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sign outTo sign one's name as an indication that one is leaving some location; to take some action to indicate one is leaving a secured program or web page on a computer.Rate it:

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sit in forTo substitute; to take somebody's place.Rate it:

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skittles partythe party where teenagers or young adults bring with them a lot of random pills, take them, and see what happensRate it:

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Sleep on ItTo take time in taking a decision , to delay one’s decision or plan because it is yet to be ponder uponRate it:

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so-and-soA name used to take the place of an epithet.Rate it:

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spin upTo reach a sufficient spinning speed for reads and writes to take place.Rate it:

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split the differenceTo choose an option or take a position roughly midway between two opposed alternatives; to compromise.Rate it:

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stake a claimTo take an action that asserts a property right in something.Rate it:

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stand down!Stand-Down!', Stands4; Cease And Desist. Take No Further Action; Maintain Your Stance; Stand By, Await Orders;Rate it:

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stand in one's own lightTo take a position which is harmful to one's own interests.Rate it:

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stand in the gapTo expose oneself for the protection of something; to make defence against any assailing danger; to take the place of a fallen defender or supporter.Rate it:

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stand up and be countedTo take significant individual action to help a group effort.Rate it:

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step up to the plateTo contribute; take your turn to do something.Rate it:

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stick it to the manTo take some action intended to defy a source of oppression such as globalization, commercialization, big business or government.Rate it:

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stick one's neck outTo take a risk, putting oneself in a vulnerable position.Rate it:

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Stick to Your GunsTo be firm and determined in your statement in front of opposition, to take stand for your right regardless of troublesRate it:

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Stick Your Neck OutTo willfully take up or invite criticism, to be bold enough to take risk or dangerRate it:

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stop and smell the rosesTo relax; to take time out and enjoy or appreciate life.Rate it:

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stop at nothingTo take any measures to do or achieve something, especially if it involves great risk or danger; to do everything in one's power.Rate it:

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strike one's flagTo take down one's national or other representative flag in order to indicate surrender.Rate it:

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studiose (diligenter, enixe, sedulo, maxime) dare operam, ut...to take great pains in order to...Rate it:

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sub inReplace something or take someone's place, especially in sportsRate it:

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sue outTo petition for and take out, or to apply for and obtain.Rate it:

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suis rebus or sibi consulereto take measures for one's safety; to look after one's own interests.Rate it:

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superstitionem radicitus or penitus evellereto destroy superstition root and branch.Rate it:

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swim with sharksTo take a huge risk.Rate it:

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tantum cibi et potionis adhibere quantum satis estto take only enough food to support life.Rate it:

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tap intoTo establish a connection with something, especially in order to take advantage of somethingRate it:

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te cuidatake careRate it:

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te valere iubeoI bid you good-bye, take my leave.Rate it:

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tempt fateTo take an extreme riskRate it:

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tempus (spatium) deliberandi or ad deliberandum postulare, dare, sibi sumereto require, give, take time for deliberation.Rate it:

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tenez-vous-le pour ditTake it for granted; Bear that in mind.Rate it:

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the buck stops hereA statement that no excuses will be made, that the speaker is going to take direct responsibility for matters, rather than pass the responsibility to higher authorities.Rate it:

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