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{adj: Tudor} of or relating to a style of architecture in England in the 15th century
"half-timbered Tudor houses"
"Tudor furniture"

{adj: better} more than half
"argued for the better part of an hour"

{adj: crazed, deranged, half-crazed} driven insane

{adj: crazy, half-baked, screwball, softheaded} foolish; totally unsound
"a crazy scheme"
"half-baked ideas"
"a screwball proposal without a prayer of working"

{adj: dim-witted, half-witted, simple, simple-minded} lacking mental capacity and devoid of subtlety

{adj: downstage} of the front half of a stage
<-> upstage

{adj: drowsy, drowsing, dozy} half asleep
"made drowsy by the long ride"
"it seemed a pity to disturb the drowsing (or dozing) professor"
"a tired dozy child"
"the nodding (or napping) grandmother in her rocking chair"

{adj: feebleminded, half-witted, slow-witted} mentally deficient

{adj: fervent, fervid} extremely hot
"the fervent heat...merely communicated a genial warmth to their half-torpid systems"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
"set out...when the fervid heat subsides"- Frances Trollope

{adj: gibbous, gibbose} (used of the moon) more than half full

{adj: half-and-half} in equal parts
"a half-and-half mixture"

{adj: half-baked, underdone} insufficiently cooked

{adj: half-blooded, half-bred, half-breed} (of animals) having only one purebred parent

{adj: half-bound} (of books) having the back bound in one material and the sides in another

{adj: half-clothed, scantily clad, underclothed} inadequately clothed

{adj: half-hardy} (of plants) requiring protection from frost
"half-hardy annuals"

{adj: half-hourly} occurring every half hour

{adj: half-length} abridged to half its original length

{adj: half-length} representing only the upper half of the body
"a half-length portrait"

{adj: half-seas-over} British informal for `intoxicated'

{adj: half-size} half the usual or regular size

{adj: half-timber, half-timbered} having exposed wood framing with spaces filled with masonry, as in Tudor architecture

{adj: half-time} involving half the standard or customary time for an activity
"he had two years of half-time training"

{adj: half-track, half-tracked} having caterpillar treads on the rear and wheels in front
"half-track armored vehicles"

{adj: halfhearted, half-hearted, tepid, lukewarm} feeling or showing little interest or enthusiasm
"a halfhearted effort"
"gave only lukewarm support to the candidate"

{adj: halfway} including only half or a portion
"halfway measures"

{adj: half} (of siblings) related through one parent only
"a half brother"
"half sister"
<-> whole

{adj: half} consisting of one of two equivalent parts in value or quantity
"a half chicken"
"lasted a half hour"

{adj: half} partial
"gave me a half smile"
"he did only a half job"

{adj: lavish, munificent, overgenerous, prodigal, too-generous, unsparing, unstinted, unstinting} very generous
"distributed gifts with a lavish hand"
"the critics were lavish in their praise"
"a munificent gift"
"his father gave him a half-dollar and his mother a quarter and he thought them munificent"
"prodigal praise"
"unsparing generosity"
"his unstinted devotion"
"called for unstinting aid to Britain"

{adj: lowercase} relating to small (not capitalized) letters that were kept in the lower half of a compositor's type case
"lowercase letters; a and b and c etc"
<-> uppercase

{adj: pale, pallid, wan, sick} (of light) lacking in intensity or brightness; dim or feeble
"the pale light of a half moon"
"a pale sun"
"the late afternoon light coming through the el tracks fell in pale oblongs on the street"
"a pallid sky"
"the pale (or wan) stars"
"the wan light of dawn"

{adj: paraplegic} suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord

{adj: semi-evergreen, half-evergreen} of a plant that is incompletely evergreen
"it was evergreen where the weather was mild but deciduous in the rigorous parts of the range"

{adj: semicircular} curved into a half circle

{adj: shopworn, shopsoiled} worn or faded from being on display in a store
"shopworn merchandise at half price"

{adj: showy, splashy} marked by ostentation but often tasteless
"a cheap showy rhinestone bracelet"
"a splashy half-page ad"

{adj: six, 6, vi, half dozen, half-dozen} denoting a quantity consisting of six items or units

{adj: soled} having a sole or soles especially as specified; used in combination
<-> soleless

{adj: squinched, squinting} having eyes half closed in order to see better
"squinched eyes"

{adj: uncombed} (of hair) not combed
"he was unwashed and uncombed with his clothes half buttoned"
"wild unkempt hair"
<-> combed

{adj: uppercase} relating to capital letters which were kept in the top half of a compositor's type case
"uppercase letters; X and Y and Z etc"
<-> lowercase

{adj: upper} superior in rank or accomplishment
"the upper half of the class"

{adj: upstage} of the back half of a stage
"she crossed to the upstage chair forcing the lead to turn his back to the audience"
<-> downstage

{adj: vigorous} strong and active physically or mentally
"a vigorous old man who spent half of his day on horseback"- W.H.Hudson

{adj: whole} (of siblings) having the same parents
"whole brothers and sisters"
<-> half

{adv: astern} stern foremost or backward
"the steamer went astern at half speed"

{adv: full-time} for the standard number of hours
"she works full-time"
<-> half-time

{adv: half-and-half} in equal parts
"it was divided half-and-half"

{adv: half-heartedly} without enthusiasm; in a half-hearted manner
"she tried half-heartedly"

{adv: half-hourly} every thirty minutes, every half hour

{adv: half-price} for half the price
"she bought it half-price during the sale"

{adv: half-time, part-time} for less than the standard number of hours
"he works part-time"
<-> full-time

{adv: half-yearly} every half year, every six months

{adv: halfway, midway} at half the distance; at the middle
"he was halfway down the ladder when he fell"

{adv: half} partially or to the extent of a half
"he was half hidden by the bushes"

{adv: less than, to a lesser degree} comparing quantity or quality
"she was less than half her weight after the crash diet"
<-> more than

{adv: more than, to a higher degree} comparing quantity or quality
"by the time she was 4 she was more than half her father's height"
<-> less than

{adv: playfully} in a playful manner
"she loosened the half-hoop of diamonds on her left hand third finger and held it out to him playfully"

{n: Bantu, Bantoid language} a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent

{n: Black Death, Black Plague} the epidemic form of bubonic plague experienced during the Middle Ages when it killed nearly half the people of western Europe

{n: Dutch door, half door} an exterior door divided in two horizontally; either half can be closed or open independently

{n: Edward the Martyr, Saint Edward the Martyr, St. Edward the Martyr} King of England who was a son of Edgar; he was challenged for the throne by supporters of his half-brother Ethelred II who eventually murdered him (963-978)

{n: Ethelred, Ethelred II, Ethelred the Unready} king of the English who succeeded to the throne after his half-brother Edward the Martyr was murdered; he struggled unsuccessfully against the invading Danes (969-1016)

{n: Harvard, John Harvard} American philanthropist who left his library and half his estate to the Massachusetts college that now bears his name (1607-1638)

{n: Hasidim, Hassidim, Hasidism, Chasidim, Chassidim} a sect of Orthodox Jews that arose out of a pietistic movement originating in eastern Europe in the second half of the 18th century; a sect that follows the Mosaic law strictly

{n: Hell's Kitchen, Hell's Half Acre} a district in Manhattan formerly noted for its slums and vice

{n: Hyades} (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Pleiades; they nurtured the infant Dionysus and Zeus placed them among the stars as a reward

{n: Japanese honeysuckle, Lonicera japonica} an Asiatic trailing evergreen honeysuckle with half-evergreen leaves and fragrant white flowers turning yellow with age; has become a weed in some areas

{n: Mitrula elegans} a discomycete that is 3-8 cm high with an orange to yellow fertile portion and white or pinkish stalks often half in and half out of the water

{n: Morchella semilibera, half-free morel, cow's head} a morel with the ridged and pitted fertile portion attached to the stipe for about half its length

{n: Morgan le Fay} (Arthurian legend) a wicked enchantress who was the half sister and enemy of King Arthur

{n: Netherlands, The Netherlands, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Holland} a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level

{n: New Testament} the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death; the second half of the Christian Bible

{n: North Korea, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, D.P.R.K., DPRK} a communist country in the northern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: Old Testament} the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people; the first half of the Christian Bible

{n: Papua New Guinea, Independent State of Papua New Guinea} a parliamentary democracy on the eastern half of the island of New Guinea

{n: Passeriformes, order Passeriformes} largest order of birds comprising about half the known species; rooks; finches; sparrows; tits; warblers; robins; wrens; swallows; etc.; the four suborders are Eurylaimi and Tyranni and Menurae and Oscines or Passeres

{n: Pleiades} (Greek mythology) 7 daughters of Atlas and half-sisters of the Hyades; placed among the stars to save them from the pursuit of Orion

{n: Rockefeller, John D. Rockefeller, John Davison Rockefeller} United States industrialist who made a fortune in the oil business and gave half of it away (1839-1937)

{n: Sarcoscypha coccinea, scarlet cup} a discomycete that is a harbinger of spring; the fruiting body is thin and tough and saucer-shaped (about the size of quarter to a half dollar) with a deep bright red upper surface and a whitish exterior

{n: Scripps, Edward Wyllis Scripps} United States newspaper publisher who founded an important press association; half-brother of James Edmund Scripps (1854-1926)

{n: Scripps, James Edmund Scripps} United States newspaper publisher and half-brother of Edward Wyllis Scripps (1835-1908)

{n: South Korea, Republic of Korea} a republic in the southern half of the Korean Peninsula; established in 1948

{n: Tudor architecture} a style of English-Gothic architecture popular during the Tudor period; characterized by half-timbered houses

{n: War of Greek Independence} the Greeks rebelled against Turkish rule in 1821; with the support of England and France and Russia they won independence in 1828 at Navarino (although the country included only half its present size)

{n: Whipple's penstemon, Penstemon whippleanus} wine and lavender to purple and black flowers in several clusters on the upper half of leafy stems; Montana south through the Rocky Mountains to Arizona and New Mexico

{n: Wood's metal, Wood's alloy} a fusible alloy that is half bismuth plus lead, tin, and cadmium; melts at about 160 degrees Fahrenheit

{n: alla breve} a musical time signature indicating two or four half notes to a measure

{n: alto relievo, alto rilievo, high relief} a sculptural relief in which forms extend out from the background to at least half their depth
<-> low relief

{n: atomic weight, relative atomic mass} (chemistry) the ratio of the atomic mass of an element to half the atomic mass of carbon

{n: atrium cordis, atrium of the heart} the upper chamber of each half of the heart

{n: bell, ship's bell} (nautical) each of the eight half-hour units of nautical time signaled by strokes of a ship's bell; eight bells signals 4:00, 8:00, or 12:00 o'clock, either a.m. or p.m.

{n: bottom, bottom of the inning} the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
<-> top

{n: bullace, Prunus insititia} small wild or half-domesticated Eurasian plum bearing small ovoid fruit in clusters

{n: buskin, combat boot, desert boot, half boot, top boot} a boot reaching halfway up to the knee

{n: capital, capital letter, uppercase, upper-case letter, majuscule} one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
"printers once kept the type for capitals and for small letters in separate cases; capitals were kept in the upper half of the type case and so became known as upper-case letters"
<-> lowercase

{n: centaur} (classical mythology) a mythical being that is half man and half horse

{n: cherrystone, cherrystone clam} a half-grown quahog

{n: coontie, Florida arrowroot, Seminole bread, Zamia pumila} small tough woody zamia of Florida and West Indies and Cuba; roots and half-buried stems yield an arrowroot

{n: coral drops, Bessera elegans} half-hardy Mexican herb cultivated for its drooping terminal umbels of showy red-and-white flowers

{n: diminution} the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration (usually half the length of the original)
<-> augmentation

{n: dimwit, nitwit, half-wit, doofus} a stupid incompetent person

{n: dipole, dipole antenna} an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center

{n: domino, half mask, eye mask} a mask covering the upper part of the face but with holes for the eyes

{n: domino} a loose hooded cloak worn with a half mask as part of a masquerade costume

{n: downstage} the front half of the stage (as seen from the audience)

{n: dual scan display} a type of passive matrix display in which the top and bottom half of the screen are refreshed simultaneously

{n: en, nut} half the width of an em

{n: falun gong} a spiritual movement that began in China in the latter half of the 20th century and is based on Buddhist and Taoist teachings and practices

{n: fifty percent} a half expressed as a percentage

{n: first half} the first of two halves of play

{n: flat} a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named

{n: footrace, foot race, run} a race run on foot
"she broke the record for the half-mile run"

{n: forequarter} the front half of a side of meat

{n: full-wave rectifier} rectifier that converts the negative half wave of an alternating current into a positive half wave

{n: gene chip, DNA chip} a microchip that holds DNA probes that form half of the DNA double helix and can recognize DNA from samples being tested

{n: grapefruit} large yellow fruit with somewhat acid juicy pulp; usual serving consists of a half

{n: half binding} book binding in which the spine and part of the sides are bound in one material and the rest in another

{n: half blood} one of siblings who have only one parent in common

{n: half cross stitch} a single cross stitch at a diagonal

{n: half crown} an English coin worth half a crown

{n: half dollar, fifty-cent piece} a United States coin worth half of a dollar

{n: half eagle} a former gold coin in United States worth 5 dollars

{n: half gainer} a dive in which the diver throws the feet forward and up to complete a half backward somersault and enters the water facing the diving board

{n: half hatchet} a hatchet with a broad blade on one end and a hammer head of the other

{n: half hitch} a knot used to fasten a rope temporarily to an object; usually tied double

{n: half life, half-life} the time required for something to fall to half its initial value (in particular, the time for half the atoms in a radioactive substance to disintegrate)

{n: half mile, 880 yards} a unit of length equal to half of 1 mile

{n: half nelson} a wrestling hold in which the holder puts an arm under the opponent's arm and exerts press on the back of the neck

{n: half note, minim} a musical note having the time value of half a whole note

{n: half page} something that covers (the top or bottom) half of a page

{n: half pound} 8 ounces

{n: half rest} a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time

{n: half sister, half-sister, stepsister} a sister who has only one parent in common with you

{n: half sole} shoe sole extending from the shank to the toe

{n: half title, bastard title} a first page of some books displaying only the title of the book

{n: half track} a motor vehicle propelled by half tracks; frequently used by the military

{n: half track} a track that goes around only rear wheels

{n: half volley} a tennis return made by hitting the ball immediately after it bounces

{n: half-and-half dressing} half mayonnaise and half vinaigrette seasoned with minced garlic and mashed anchovies and grated Parmesan cheese; especially good for combination salads

{n: half-and-half} half milk and half light cream; contains 10% to 18% butterfat

{n: half-breed, breed} half-caste offspring of parents of different races (especially of white and American Indian parents)

{n: half-caste} offspring of parents of different races or cultures

{n: half-century} a period of 50 years

{n: half-cock} confusion resulting from lack of preparation

{n: half-holiday} a day on which half is free from work or duty

{n: half-hour, 30 minutes} a half of an hour

{n: half-intensity} half the maximum intensity

{n: half-length} a portrait showing the body from only the waist up

{n: half-light} a greyish light (as at dawn or dusk or in dim interiors)

{n: half-mast} a position some distance below the top of the mast to which a flag is lowered in mourning or to signal distress

{n: half-moon, lunula, lunule} the crescent-shaped area at the base of the human fingernail

{n: half-moon} the time at which the moon is at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated

{n: half-pay} reduced wage paid to someone who is not working full time

{n: half-term} a short vacation about halfway through a school term
"he came to visit at half-term"

{n: half-truth} a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead

{n: halfpenny, ha'penny} an English coin worth half a penny

{n: halftime} an intermission between the first and second half of a game

{n: half} in various games or performances: either of two periods of play separated by an interval

{n: hardness, ruggedness} the quality of being difficult to do
"he assigned a series of problems of increasing hardness"
"the ruggedness of his exams caused half the class to fail"

{n: hemianopia, hemianopsia} blindness in one half of the visual field of one or both eyes

{n: hemianopic scotoma} a scotoma involving half of the visual field

{n: hemisphere, cerebral hemisphere} either half of the cerebrum

{n: hemisphere} half of a sphere

{n: hemisphere} half of the terrestrial globe

{n: hindquarter} the back half of a side of meat

{n: hipbone, innominate bone} large flaring bone forming one half of the pelvis; made up of the ilium and ischium and pubis

{n: humic acid} a dark brown humic substance that is soluble in water only at pH values greater than 2
"the half-life of humic acid is measured in centuries"

{n: idiot, imbecile, cretin, moron, changeling, half-wit, retard} a person of subnormal intelligence

{n: inclination, angle of inclination} (geometry) the angle formed by the x-axis and a given line (measured counterclockwise from the positive half of the x-axis)

{n: iodine-125} light radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 60 days; used as a tracer in thyroid studies and as a treatment for hyperthyroidism

{n: iodine-131} heavy radioactive isotope of iodine with a half-life of 8 days; used in a sodium salt to diagnose thyroid disease and to treat goiter

{n: jacksnipe, half snipe, Limnocryptes minima} a small short-billed Old World snipe

{n: launch} a motorboat with an open deck or a half deck

{n: left hemisphere, left brain} the cerebral hemisphere to the left of the corpus callosum that controls the right half of the body

{n: majority operation} a threshold operation in which each operand is 0 or 1; output is 1 if and only if more than half the operands have the value 1

{n: majority, absolute majority} (elections) more than half of the votes

{n: meiosis, miosis, reduction division} (genetics) cell division that produces reproductive cells in sexually reproducing organisms; the nucleus divides into four nuclei each containing half the chromosome number (leading to gametes in animals and spores in plants)

{n: mermaid} half woman and half fish; lives in the sea

{n: merman} half man and half fish; lives in the sea

{n: metis} a half-breed of white and American Indian parentage

{n: mezzo-relievo, mezzo-rilievo, half-relief} a sculptural relief between low relief and high relief

{n: mid-calf} the middle of the calf; half way between the knee and ankle

{n: milking stool} low three-legged stool with a half round seat; used to sit on while milking a cow

{n: muon, negative muon, mu-meson} an elementary particle with a negative charge and a half-life of 2 microsecond; decays to electron and neutrino and antineutrino

{n: one-half, half} one of two equal parts of a divisible whole
"half a loaf"
"half an hour"
"a century and one half"

{n: oxtant} a unit of angular distance equal to half a quadrant

{n: oysters Rockefeller} oysters spread with butter and spinach and seasonings and baked on the half shell

{n: palimony} support paid by one half of an unmarried partnership after the relationship ends

{n: paraplegia} paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)

{n: pariah dog, pye-dog, pie-dog} ownerless half-wild mongrel dog common around Asian villages especially India

{n: petticoat, half-slip, underskirt} undergarment worn under a skirt

{n: playschool, play group} a small informal nursery group meeting for half-day sessions

{n: plurality, relative majority} (in an election with more than 2 options) the number of votes for the candidate or party receiving the greatest number (but less that half of the votes)

{n: point} the unit of counting in scoring a game or contest
"he scored 20 points in the first half"
"a touchdown counts 6 points"

{n: proof spirit} a mixture containing half alcohol by volume at 60 degrees Fahrenheit

{n: pyramidal tent} a large tent shaped like a pyramid; can hold half a dozen people

{n: quarter tone, quarter-tone} half of a semitone

{n: right hemisphere, right brain} the cerebral hemisphere to the right of the corpus callosum that controls the left half of the body

{n: rubidium-strontium dating} geological dating based on the proportions of radioactive rubidium into its decay product strontium; radioactive rubidium has a half-life of 47,000,000,000 years

{n: runt, shrimp, peewee, half-pint} disparaging terms for small people

{n: scarlet runner, scarlet runner bean, runner bean, English runner bean} long bean pods always sliced into half-inch lengths; a favorite in Britain

{n: second half, last half} the second of two halves of play

{n: secretory phase, luteal phase} the second half of the menstrual cycle after ovulation; the corpus luteum secretes progesterone which prepares the endometrium for the implantation of an embryo; if fertilization does not occur then menstrual flow begins

{n: semester} half a year; a period of 6 months

{n: semicircle, hemicycle} a plane figure with the shape of half a circle

{n: semilunar valve} a heart valve with cusps shaped like half-moons; prevents blood from flowing back into the heart

{n: semimajor axis} one-half the major axis of an ellipse; the distance from the center of an ellipse to one end

{n: semiminor axis} one-half the minor axis of an ellipse

{n: semitone, half step} the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument

{n: sesquipedalian, sesquipedalia} a very long word (a foot and a half long)

{n: sharp} a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

{n: shirt} a garment worn on the upper half of the body

{n: short-tailed shrew, Blarina brevicauda} North American shrew with tail less than half its body length

{n: side of beef} dressed half of a beef carcass

{n: side of pork} dressed half of a hog carcass

{n: side, side of meat} a lengthwise dressed half of an animal's carcass used for food

{n: side} either the left or right half of a body
"he had a pain in his side"

{n: six, 6, VI, sixer, sise, Captain Hicks, half a dozen, sextet, sestet, sextuplet, hexad} the cardinal number that is the sum of five and one

{n: skeen arch, skene arch, scheme arch, diminished arch} an arch whose height is less than half its width

{n: small letter, lowercase, lower-case letter, minuscule} the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
<-> uppercase

{n: spinal anesthesia, spinal anaesthesia, spinal} anesthesia of the lower half of the body; caused by injury to the spinal cord or by injecting an anesthetic beneath the arachnoid membrane that surrounds the spinal cord

{n: split-half correlation, chance-half correlation} a correlation coefficient calculated between scores on two halves of a test; taken as an indication of the reliability of the test

{n: split} a bottle containing half the usual amount

{n: spouse, partner, married person, mate, better half} a person's partner in marriage

{n: square knot} a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords

{n: stepbrother, half-brother, half brother} a son of your stepparent by a former marriage

{n: stoop} an inclination of the top half of the body forward and downward

{n: tabloid, rag, sheet} newspaper with half-size pages

{n: tee hinge, T hinge} a hinge that looks like the letter T when it is opened; similar to a strap hinge except that one strap has been replaced by half of a butt hinge that can be mortised flush into the stationary frame

{n: timber hitch} a hitch used to secure a rope to a log or spar; often supplemented by a half hitch

{n: time and a half} a rate of pay that is 1.5 times the regular rate; for overtime work

{n: time exposure} exposure of a film for a relatively long time (more than half a second)

{n: time} a period of time considered as a resource under your control and sufficient to accomplish something
"take time to smell the roses"
"I didn't have time to finish"
"it took more than half my time"

{n: top, top of the inning} the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat
"a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
<-> bottom

{n: track record} the fastest time ever recorded for a specific distance at a particular racetrack
"the track record for the mile and a half at Belmont is 2 minutes 24 seconds held by Secretariat since 1973"

{v: account} be the sole or primary factor in the existence, acquisition, supply, or disposal of something
"Passing grades account for half of the grades given in this exam"

{v: bisect} cut in half or cut in two
"bisect a line"

{v: caracole} make a half turn on a horse, in dressage

{v: commutate} reverse the direction of (an alternating electric current) each half cycle so as to produce a unidirectional current

{v: cope, get by, make out, make do, contend, grapple, deal, manage} come to terms or deal successfully with
"We got by on just a gallon of gas"
"They made do on half a loaf of bread every day"

{v: go off half-cocked, go off at half-cock} act prematurely or without reflection or too soon
"she wanted to quit her job but her mother told her not to go off half-cocked"

{v: provide} determine (what is to happen in certain contingencies), especially by including a proviso condition or stipulation
"The will provides that each child should receive half of the money"
"The Constitution provides for the right to free speech"

{v: put up, contribute} provide
"The city has to put up half the required amount"

{v: save, lay aside, save up} feather one's nest ; have a nest egg
"He saves half his salary"

{v: shower, shower down} rain abundantly
"Meteors showered down over half of Australia"

{v: warble, trill, quaver} sing or play with trills, alternating with the half note above or below

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