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{adj: blistering, hot, red-hot} very fast; capable of quick response and great speed
"a hot sports car"
"a blistering pace"
"got off to a hot start"
"in hot pursuit"
"a red-hot line drive"

{adj: evitable, avoidable, avertible, avertable} capable of being avoided or warded off
<-> inevitable

{n: Armillaria zelleri} a large fungus with viscid cap that dries and turns brown with age; gills are off-white

{n: Boletus pallidus} a fungus that has an off-white cap when it is young but later becomes dingy brown and a stalk of the same color; the under surface of the cap (the tubes) a pale greenish yellow

{n: Cape Canaveral, Cape Kennedy} a sandy promontory (formerly Cape Kennedy) extending into the Atlantic Ocean from a barrier island off the eastern coast of Florida; the site of a NASA center for spaceflight

{n: Cape Hatteras} a promontory on Hatteras Island off the Atlantic coast of North Carolina
"frequent storms drive ships to their destruction on Cape Hatteras"

{n: Cape Trafalgar} a small cape in southwestern Spain
"Nelson defeated the French and Spanish fleets off Cape Trafalgar in 1805"

{n: Cape Verde Islands} a group of islands in the Atlantic off of the coast of Senegal

{n: Cape Verde, Republic of Cape Verde} an island country in the Atlantic off the coast of Senegal

{n: Martha's Vineyard} an island summer resort off of Cape Cod

{n: Massachusetts Bay} an inlet of the Atlantic Ocean off of eastern Massachusetts extending from Cape Ann on the north to Cape Cod on the south

{n: Nantucket} an island resort off Cape Cod; formerly a center of the whaling industry

{n: Passero, Cape Passero} a naval battle in the Mediterranean Sea off Cape Passero in which the Spanish navy was destroyed by France and England while attempting to recover Sicily and Sardinia from Italy (1719)

{n: Procrustes} (Greek mythology) a mythical giant who was a thief and murderer; he would capture people and tie them to an iron bed, stretching them or hacking off their legs to make them fit; was killed by Theseus

{n: cap opener} a bottle opener to pry off caps

{n: caper, job} a crime (especially a robbery)
"the gang pulled off a bank job in St. Louis"

{n: energy, vim, vitality} a healthy capacity for vigorous activity
"jogging works off my excess energy"
"he seemed full of vim and vigor"

{n: overflow, runoff, overspill} the occurrence of surplus liquid (as water) exceeding the limit or capacity

{n: pursuit, chase, pursual, following} the act of pursuing in an effort to overtake or capture
"the culprit started to run and the cop took off in pursuit"

{n: pyxidium, pyxis} fruit of such plants as the plantain; a capsule whose upper part falls off when the seeds are released

{v: cap off} finish or complete, especially with some decisive action
"he capped off the meeting with a radical proposal"

{v: pull off, negociate, bring off, carry off, manage} be successful ; achieve a goal
"She succeeded in persuading us all"
"I managed to carry the box upstairs"
"She pulled it off, even though we never thought her capable of it"
"The pianist negociated the difficult runs"
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