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,   (esp. U.S.)   donut  
1    a small cake of sweetened dough, often ring-shaped or spherical with a jam or cream filling, cooked in hot fat  
2    anything shaped like a ring, such as the reaction vessel of a thermonuclear reactor  
      vb   , -nuts, -nutting, -nutted  
3    tr  
Informal   (of Members of Parliament) to surround (a speaker) during the televising of Parliament to give the impression that the chamber is crowded or the speaker is well supported  
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dough, doughty, doughy, doughtily

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