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A position of influence
All the details (of something)
Frequently with at. An attack, an onslaught; a quarrel, an argument; a ‘set-to’. Compare run-in. Chiefly Australian in later use.
A device or piece of software that can be added to a computer to give extra features or functions
A purchase of shares by a broker after a seller has failed to deliver similar shares, the original seller being charged any difference in cost
A radio or television program during which the listeners or viewers telephone the studio and participate
A collapse of a roof or similar structure, typically underground
A shot in a movie that is edited into another shot or scene
A demonstration in which people lie down as if dead
A filmmaking and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to appear gradually or the volume of sound is gradually increased from zero
The number of inputs that can be connected to a circuit
Designating payments made by energy providers for electricity supplied to the network by households or businesses equipped with renewable energy technology; of or relating to such payments.
A person or thing acting or serving in place of another; a substitute
A meeting for pilots who arrive by air
The person who is serving the ball.
An introduction or preamble that allows one to move smoothly on to the next part of something
A person who shares another’s living accommodations as a sexual partner or as an employee
An arrangement according to which a person or company is obliged to deal only with a specific company
A short pass pattern in which the receiver runs diagonally toward the center of the field
A gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and physical attraction, associated with the hippies of the 1960s
The act of sending something in by post. Frequently attributive, especially designating ballots, surveys, etc., in which results are collected by post. Also concrete: an item intended to be sent in by post.
Now in plural A new thing, a novelty; (sometimes with singular concord) news, something new. Frequently in negative contexts, especially in to be no newings: to be nothing new.
A plug-in module or plug-in software
A European Union nation uncommitted to membership of a single European currency. Also attributive: of or relating to such a nation.
An area at the side of the road where motorists may pull off the road and stop
A large, rowdy, open party.
A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event
A disagreement or fight, especially with someone in an official position
The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing
A person or thing that is certain to succeed, especially someone who is certain to win a competition
A person confined indoors, especially as a result of physical or mental disability
A form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met
A pair of step-in shoes; slip-ons
A relatively easy, close-range putt, shot, or tap of the ball into the goal or hole
A connection or association
A score made by tipping a rebound into the basket
A large meal
A walk-in customer or a walk-in storage area
A form of protest, especially in response to threatened closure or redundancy, in which workers occupy the workplace and continue working, typically to demonstrate the value or continuing viability of their work.
A forced or unconsented entry into a building, car, computer system, etc., typically to steal something
The point at which registration at airport or hotel takes place
A facility one can visit without leaving one’s car
An event, gathering, or situation characterized by laughter, especially one organized for this purpose.
An organized gathering at which people paint, especially as part of a campaign, protest, etc.
A correction or illustration printed separately from the main text of a book and pasted to the margin of the relevant page.
A gradual introduction.
Another term for call-in.
The process of installing basic plumbing or wiring prior to full installation of fittings; an instance of this.
A form of protest in which the participants sleep overnight in premises that they have occupied