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  • 1 shape one's course — phrasal : to direct one s way * * * shape one s course To direct one s way • • • Main Entry: ↑shape …

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  • 2 course — /kawrs, kohrs/, n., v., coursed, coursing. n. 1. a direction or route taken or to be taken. 2. the path, route, or channel along which anything moves: the course of a stream. 3. advance or progression in a particular direction; forward or onward… …

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  • 3 course — /kɔs / (say kaws) noun 1. advance in a particular direction; onward movement. 2. the path, route or channel along which anything moves: the course of a stream; the course of a ship. 3. the ground, water, etc., on which a race is run, sailed, etc …

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  • 4 course — [[t]kɔrs, koʊrs[/t]] n. v. coursed, cours•ing 1) a direction or route taken or to be taken 2) the path, route, or channel along which anything moves: the course of a stream[/ex] 3) advance or progression in a particular direction 4) the… …

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  • 5 Direct — Di*rect , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Directed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Directing}.] 1. To arrange in a direct or straight line, as against a mark, or towards a goal; to point; to aim; as, to direct an arrow or a piece of ordnance. [1913 Webster] 2. To point… …

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  • 6 direct — di•rect [[t]dɪˈrɛkt, daɪ [/t]] v. t. 1) to manage or guide by advice, instruction, etc 2) to regulate the course of; control 3) to administer; manage; supervise: She directs the affairs of the estate[/ex] 4) to give authoritative instructions to; …

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  • 7 direct — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. guide, lead; regulate, govern, conduct, head, manage, supervise, boss, rule; aim, point; order, command, prescribe, bid, instruct, teach, coach, prompt; show or lead the way; address. See authority …

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  • 8 direct — vb 1 Direct, address, devote, apply are comparable when used reflexively with the meaning to turn or bend one s attention, energies, or abilities to something or when meaning to turn, bend, or point (as one s attention, thoughts, or efforts) to a …

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  • 9 Course in General Linguistics — (Cours de linguistique générale) is an influential book compiled by Charles Bally and Albert Sechehaye that is based on notes taken from Ferdinand de Saussure s lectures at the University of Geneva between the years 1906 and 1911. It was… …

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  • 10 Direct Connect (file sharing) — Direct connect is a peer to peer file sharing protocol. Direct connect clients connect to a central hub and can download files directly from one another. Advanced Direct Connect can be considered a successor protocol. Hubs feature a list of… …

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  • 11 Direct — Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means. [1913 …

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  • 12 Direct action — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 13 Direct discourse — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 14 Direct evidence — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 15 Direct examination — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 16 Direct fire — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 17 Direct process — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 18 Direct tax — Direct Di*rect , a. [L. directus, p. p. of dirigere to direct: cf. F. direct. See {Dress}, and cf. {Dirge}.] 1. Straight; not crooked, oblique, or circuitous; leading by the short or shortest way to a point or end; as, a direct line; direct means …

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  • 19 direct — [də rekt′; ] also [ dīrekt′] adj. [ME < L directus, pp. of dirigere, to lay straight, direct < di , apart, from + regere, to keep straight, rule: see REGAL] 1. by the shortest way, without turning or stopping; not roundabout; not… …

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  • 20 One Big Union (concept) — The One Big Union is a concept which emerged in the late 19th and early 20th centuries amongst working class trade unionists. Unions initially organised as craft or trade unions. Workers were organized by their skill: carpenters, plumbers,… …

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