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along

  

      prep  
1    over or for the length of, esp. in a more or less horizontal plane  
along the road     
      adv  
2    continuing over the length of some specified thing  
3    in accompaniment; together with some specified person or people  
he says he'd like to come along     
4    forward  
the horse trotted along at a steady pace     
5    to a more advanced state  
he got the work moving along     
6    along with   accompanying; together with  
consider the advantages along with the disadvantages     
     (Old English andlang, from and- against + lang long1; compare Old Frisian andlinga, Old Saxon antlang)  
See at plus  


come along  
      vb  
1    intr, adv   to progress  
how's your French coming along?     
2    come along!  
a    hurry up!  
b    make an effort!  
      n  
  come-along  
3      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a hand tool consisting of a ratchet lever, cable, and pulleys, used for moving heavy loads by hand or for tightening wire  
cosy along  
      vb   , -sies, -sying, -sied   tr, adv   to reassure (someone), esp. with false assurances  
cut along  
      vb   intr, adv     (Brit)  
informal   to hurry off  
get along  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    often foll by: with   to be friendly or compatible  
my brother gets along well with everybody     
2    to manage, cope, or fare  
how are you getting along in your job?     
3    also prep; often imperative   to go or move away; leave  
      interj  
4      (Brit)  
informal   an exclamation indicating mild disbelief  
go along  
      vb   intr, adv; often foll by: with   to refrain from disagreement; assent  
muddle along   , on  
      vb   intr, adv   to proceed in a disorganized way  
play along  
      vb   adv  
1    intr; usually foll by: with   to cooperate (with), esp. as a temporary measure  
2    tr   to manipulate as if in a game, esp. for one's own advantage  
he played the widow along until she gave him her money     
push along  
      vb   intr, adv  
Informal   to go away; leave  
rub along  
      vb   intr, adv     (Brit)  
1    to continue in spite of difficulties  
2    to maintain an amicable relationship; not quarrel  
run along  
      vb   intr, adv   (often said patronizingly) to go away; leave  
sing along  
      vb   intr, adv  
1    to join in singing with a performer  
      n  
  sing-along  
2    such a singsong  
string along  
      vb   adv  
Informal  
1    intr; often foll by: with   to agree or appear to be in agreement (with)  
2    tr     (Also)    string on   to deceive, fool, or hoax, esp. in order to gain time  
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n.
a model or example that shows how something works
[UK] I like to read books that is a paradigm of human life because I can learn from it.
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
adv.
1. in a remote area, an area in the countryside that is far from a town or city 2. in a town or city regarded as dull or unsophisticated
[Informal] [Disapproving] Syn.: In the backwoods, in the middle of nowhere.

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