To form the boundary of; be contiguous to; SYN. border.
1. To strike one's hands together; SYN. spat.
2. To strike together so as to produce a sharp percussive noise, as of two flat, hard surfaces.
3. To strike with the flat of the hand; usually in a friendly way, as in encouragement or greeting.
4. To strike the air in flight; said of the wings of certain birds.
5. To put quickly or forcibly.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: flung).
1. To move in an abrupt or headlong manner.
2. To throw with force or recklessness.
To walk emphatically.
to move impatiently or abruptly
To make a thrusting forward movement; SYN. hurl, hurtle, thrust.
1. To act or move at high speed; SYN. hasten, hurry, look sharp.
2. To attack suddenly.
3. To urge to an unnatural speed; SYN. hurry.
4. To move faster or hastily; SYN. hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along.
5. To run with the ball, in football.
ETYM Colloq. and Humorous, u. s.
To walk fast; to go quickly; to run hastily away.
(Irregular preterit, past participle: shot).
1. To fire a shot from a gun.
2. To emit (as light, flame, or fumes) suddenly and forcefully.
3. To hit with a missile from a weapon; SYN. hit, pip.
4. To send forth suddenly, intensely, swiftly.
5. To kill by firing a bullet; SYN. pip.
6. To produce buds, branches, or germinate; of plants; SYN. spud, germinate, pullulate, bourgeon, burgeon forth, sprout.
7. To cause a shooting pain.