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comb

  

      n  
1    a toothed device of metal, plastic, wood, etc., used for disentangling or arranging hair  
2    a tool or machine that separates, cleans, and straightens wool, cotton, etc.  
3      (Austral. and N.Z.)   the fixed cutter on a sheep-shearing machine  
4    anything resembling a toothed comb in form or function  
5    the fleshy deeply serrated outgrowth on the top of the heads of certain birds, esp. the domestic fowl  
6    anything resembling the comb of a bird  
7    a currycomb  
8    a honeycomb  
9    the row of fused cilia in a ctenophore  
10    go over (or through) with a fine-tooth(ed) comb   to examine very thoroughly  
      vb  
11    tr   to use a comb on  
12    when tr, often foll by: through   to search or inspect with great care  
the police combed the woods        (See also)        comb out  
     (Old English camb; related to Old Norse kambr, Old High German camb)  


Afro-comb  
      n   a comb with a handle and long teeth used esp. on curly hair  
comb.  
      abbrev. for   combining  
comb jelly  
      n      another name for a       ctenophore  
comb out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to remove (tangles or knots) from (the hair) with a comb  
2    to isolate and remove for a purpose  
3    to survey carefully; examine systematically  
      n  
  comb-out  
4    an act of combing out  
fine-tooth comb   , fine-toothed comb  
      n  
1    a comb with fine teeth set closely together  
2    go over (or through) with a fine-tooth(ed) comb   to examine very thoroughly  
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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
n.
military aviation term: loss of visual reference during take-off or landing due to the sand or dust

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