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em British & World English

A unit for measuring the width of printed matter, equal to the height of the type size being used

EM British & World English

Electromagnetic

'em British & World English

Short for them, especially in informal use.

em- British & World English

Variant spelling of en-, en- assimilated before b, p (as in emblazon, emplacement).

en British & World English

Within; inside

en-1 British & World English

(Added to nouns) forming verbs meaning ‘put into or on’

em- in en-1 British & World English

(Added to nouns) forming verbs meaning ‘put into or on’

em dash British & World English

Another term for em rule.

em rule British & World English

A long dash (—) used in punctuation

Forster, E. M. British & World English

(1879–1970), English novelist and literary critic; full name Edward Morgan Forster. His novels, several of which have been made into films, include A Room with a View (1908) and A Passage to India (1924)

shoot-'em-up British & World English

A fast-moving story or film of which gunfire is a dominant feature

stick 'em up! British & World English

Hands up! (spoken by a person threatening someone else with a gun)

Texas hold 'em British & World English

A poker game in which players compose their hands from cards dealt to them combined with community cards dealt face up and shared among them

Texas Hold 'Em British & World English

A form of poker in which each player is dealt two cards face down and combines these with any of five community cards to make the best available five-card hand

stick 'em up! in stick2 British & World English

Hands up! (spoken by a person threatening someone else with a gun)