Squeeze or press together or into smaller compass

  • 1 compress — I. v. a. 1. Press together, close tightly, shut firmly. 2. Bind tightly, wrap closely. 3. Squeeze or press together or into smaller compass, condense. 4. Squeeze, force, crowd, press. 5. Make brief, abbreviate, condense, make terse or pithy. II.… …

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  • 2 hand tool — any tool or implement designed for manual operation. * * * Introduction  any of the implements used by craftsmen in manual operations, such as chopping, chiseling, sawing, filing, or forging. Complementary tools, often needed as auxiliaries to… …

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  • 3 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 4 African military systems to 1800 — refers to the evolution of military systems on the African continent prior to 1800, with emphasis on the role of indigenous states and peoples within the African continent. Patterns of the military art generally moved from the simple to the more… …

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  • 5 Scuba diving — Not to be confused with Self contained breathing apparatus, which describes breathing sets used out of water. Scuba diver Scuba diving ( SCUBA originally being an acronym for self contained underwater breathing apparatus, now widely considered a… …

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  • 6 contract — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. compact, agreement, promise, bargain, covenant, stipulation, convention. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. agreement, legal agreement, covenant, compact, stipulation, contractual statement, contractual… …

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  • 7 Compress — Com*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to reduce the… …

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  • 8 Compressed — Compress Com*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to… …

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  • 9 Compressing — Compress Com*press , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Compressed}; p. pr & vb. n. {Compressing}.] [L. compressus, p. p. of comprimere to compress: com + premere to press. See Press.] 1. To press or squeeze together; to force into a narrower compass; to… …

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