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arouse

  
  ( arouses    3rd person present)   ( arousing    present participle)   ( aroused    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If something arouses a particular reaction or attitude in people, it causes them to have that reaction or attitude.  
We left in the daytime so as not to arouse suspicion.      V n  
2       verb   If something arouses a particular feeling or instinct that exists in someone, it causes them to experience that feeling or instinct strongly.  
There is nothing like a long walk to arouse the appetite...      V n  
3       verb   If you are aroused by something, it makes you feel sexually excited.  
usu passive  
Some men are aroused when their partner says erotic words to them.      be V-ed  
  aroused      adj   usu v-link ADJ  
Some men feel that they get most sexually aroused in the morning.     
  arousing      adj  
Being stroked by a partner is usually more arousing than stroking yourself.     
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aroused, arose, arthouse, arse

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
n.
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
A meeting of people who have the same interests, or belong to the same organization
I like conventions more than meeting with people who have nothing in common with me.
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
vi.
When a large group of competing corporations hope to use the government to protect or enhance their interests.
Economic Term.

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