(Irregular preterit, past participle: broke, broken)
1. To divide into pieces, as by bending or cutting
2. To become punctured or penetrated or separated into pieces; SYN. separate, split up, fall apart, come apart.
3. To break a piece from a whole; SYN. break off, snap off.
4. To destroy the integrity of; usually by force; cause to separate into pieces or fragments
5. To go to pieces; to stop operating; SYN. wear, wear out, bust, fall apart.
6. To stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; SYN. hold on, stop.
7. To change suddenly from one tone quality or register to another
8. To come forth or begin from a state of latency
9. To scatter or part
10. To render inoperable or ineffective
11. To diminish or discontinue abruptly
12. To cause to give up a habit
13. To exchange for smaller units of money
14. To curl over and fall apart in surf or foam, of waves
15. To stop or interrupt
16. To vary or interrupt a uniformity or continuity
17. To weaken or destroy in spirit or body.
18. To cause the failure or ruin of
19. (Pool) To make the opening shot that scatters the balls, in billiards or pool.
20. Said of the male voice in puberty
21. To move away or escape suddenly; SYN. break out, break away.
22. To invalidate by judicial action
23. To happen or take place; (informal).
24. To be crushed in spirit; to be suddenly and completely demoralized
25. To be released or become known; of news; SYN. get out, get around.
26. To come to an end
To measure the time or duration of an event or action or the person who performs an action in a certain period of time; SYN. time.
1. To make a dull hollow thumping sound
2. To cause to clonk
clout / klaʊt /
To strike hard, esp. with the fist.
conk / kɑːŋk /
1. To hit, esp. on the head
2. To straighten out (hair) usually by the use of chemicals
3 Break down; especially; stall — usually used with out
5. To go to sleep — usually used with off or out
contuse / kəntjuːz /
1. To beat, pound, or together.
2. To bruise; to injure or disorganize a part without breaking the skin.
1. To make a short ringing sound, such as that of a bell; SYN. dong, dingdong.
2. To make a dent or impression in
3. To cause minor surface damage to
drive in / ˈdraɪv ɪn /
Sinonimi: ram home · press home
1. To arrive by motorcar.
2. To cause a run or runner to be scored, in baseball.
drive / ˈdraɪv /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: drove, driven).
1. To operate a vehicle; To travel in a vehicle; SYN. motor, cruise, travel.
2. To push or propel.
3. To cause someone or something to move by driving.
4. To cause to function.
5. To cause to move rapidly by striking or throwing with force.
6. To compel or force or urge relentlessly or exert coercive pressure on.
7. To compel somebody to do something, often against his own will or judgment.
8. To have certain properties when driven; SYN. ride.
9. To hit (a ball) very hard and straight, as (in cricket) with the bat swinging more or less vertically.
10. To strike (the ball) with a driver, as in teeing off; in golf.
11. To move into a desired direction of discourse; SYN. get, aim.
12. To SYN. tool.
13. To search (an area) for game.
14. To excavate horizontally, in mining.
15. To chase (game) from cover into more open ground.
have a bash at / həv ə ˈbæʃ æt /
hit / ˈhɪt /
(Irregular preterit, past participle: hit).
1. To deal a blow to, either with the hand or with an instrument.
2. To hit against; come into sudden contact with; SYN. strike, impinge on, run into, collide with.
3. To hit the target or goal, as intended.
4. To cause to move by striking.
5. To affect suddenly, usually adversely; SYN. strike.
6. To cause to experience suddenly; SYN. strike, come to.
7. To consume to excess.
ETYM Old Eng. punchen, perhaps the same word as Eng. punish: or cf. Eng. bunch.
1. To deliver a punch to; SYN. plug.
2. To drive forcibly as if by a punch.
3. To make a hole into; SYN. perforate.
slap / slæp /
1. To hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand
2. To put, place, or throw with careless haste or force
3. To assail verbally; insult
4. To subject to a penalty — usually used with with
strike / ˈstraɪk /
1. To deliver a blow to, deliver a stroke to.
2. To hit a key or note; also used metaphorically:; SYN. hit.
3. To cause (an arc) to form (as between electrodes of an arc lamp).
4. To indicate a certain time by striking, of clocks.
5. To remove by erasing or crossing out; SYN. expunge, excise.
6. To make an attack against an enemy or a target; SYN. hit.
7. To find unexpectedly:; SYN. come upon, light upon, chance upon, come across, chance on, happen upon, discover.
8. To arrive at or come upon, as of solutions to problems.
9. To stop work in order to press demands; SYN. walk out.
1. To make physical contact with, come in contact with
2. To be in contact with; SYN. adjoin, meet.
3. To cause to be in brief contact with
4. To perceive via the tactile sense.
5. To affect emotionally; SYN. stir.
6. To deal with; usually used with a form of negation
7. To comprehend
8. To temper with; SYN. disturb.