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,   (U.S.)   practice  
1    to do or cause to do repeatedly in order to gain skill  
2    tr   to do (something) habitually or frequently  
they practise ritual murder     
3    to observe or pursue (something, such as a religion)  
to practise Christianity     
4    to work at (a profession, job, etc.)  
he practises medicine     
5    foll by: on or upon   to take advantage of (someone, someone's credulity, etc.)  
     (C15: see practice)  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  


1    discipline, drill, exercise, go over, go through, keep one's hand in, polish, prepare, rehearse, repeat, study, train, warm up, work out  
2    apply, carry out, do, follow, live up to, observe, perform, put into practice  
3    carry on, engage in, ply, pursue, specialize in, undertake, work at  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
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