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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: broken} not continuous in space, time, or sequence or varying abruptly
"broken lines of defense"
"a broken cable transmission"
"broken sleep"
"tear off the stub above the broken line"
"a broken note"
"broken sobs"
<-> unbroken

{adj: catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered} slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line
"set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot"

{adj: off-line} not connected to a computer network
"off-line resources"
<-> on-line

{adj: off-line} not on a regular route of a transportation system
"an off-line ticket office"
<-> on-line

{adj: official, prescribed} conforming to set usage, procedure, or discipline
"in prescribed order"

{adj: offside, offsides} illegally beyond a prescribed line or area or ahead of the ball or puck
"the touchdown was nullified because the left tackle was offside"
<-> onside

{adj: on-line} connected to a computer network or accessible by computer
"an on-line database"
<-> off-line

{adj: on-line} on a regular route of a railroad or bus or airline system
"on-line industries"
<-> off-line

{adj: unregulated} not regulated; not subject to rule or discipline
"unregulated off-shore fishing"
<-> regulated

{n: Colombia, Republic of Colombia} a republic in northwestern South America with a coastline on the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea; achieved independence from Spain in 1821 under the leadership of Simon Bolivar; Spanish is the official language

{n: DIP switch, dual inline package switch} (computer science) one of a set of small on-off switches mounted in computer hardware; used in place of jumpers to configure the machine for a user

{n: El Nino} (oceanography) a warm ocean current that flows along the equator from the date line and south off the coast of Ecuador at Christmas time

{n: auxiliary operation, off-line operation} a operation performed by off-line equipment not under the control of the central processing unit

{n: backfield} the offensive football players who line up behind the linemen

{n: butch, dike, dyke} offensive terms for a lesbian who is noticeably masculine

{n: channel, communication channel, line} (often plural) a means of communication or access
"it must go through official channels"
"lines of communication were set up between the two firms"

{n: compensating balance, offsetting balance} a minimum credit balance that a bank may require a borrower to keep on deposit as a condition for granting a loan; a common requirement for establishing a line of credit at a bank
"the compensating balance increases the effective interest rate to the bank since the net amount loaned is reduced but the interest paid is unchanged"

{n: decline, declination} a condition inferior to an earlier condition; a gradual falling off from a better state
<-> improvement

{n: discipline, correction} the act of punishing
"the offenders deserved the harsh discipline they received"

{n: diversification, variegation} the act of introducing variety (especially in investments or in the variety of goods and services offered)
"my broker recommended a greater diversification of my investments"
"he limited his losses by diversification of his product line"

{n: drill master, drill instructor} a noncommissioned officer who instructs recruits in military marching and discipline

{n: feeder line} a branching path off of a main transportation line (especially an airline)

{n: hot line} a direct telephone line between two officials

{n: lifeline} support that enables people to survive or to continue doing something (often by providing an essential connection)
"the airlift provided a lifeline for Berlin"
"she offered me a lifeline in my time of grief"

{n: line judge} football official who assists the referee by keeping track of the official time during the game

{n: line of succession} the order in which individuals are expected to succeed one another in some official position

{n: line officer} a commissioned officer with combat units (not a staff officer or a supply officer)

{n: master-at-arms} the senior petty officer; responsible for discipline aboard ship

{n: military court} a judicial court of commissioned officers for the discipline and punishment of military personnel

{n: mousetrap, trap play} (American football) a play in which a defensive player is allowed to cross the line of scrimmage and then blocked off as the runner goes through the place the lineman vacated

{n: off-line equipment, auxiliary equipment} electronic equipment not in direct communication (or under the control of) the central processing unit

{n: reformatory, reform school, training school} correctional institution for the detention and discipline and training of young or first offenders

{n: running back} (football) a back on the offensive team (a fullback or halfback) who tries to advance the ball by carrying it on plays from the line of scrimmage

{n: safety blitz, linebacker blitzing, blitz} (American football) defensive players try to break through the offensive line

{n: sale} the state of being purchasable; offered or exhibited for selling
"you'll find vitamin C for sale at most pharmacies"
"the new line of cars will soon be on sale"

{n: tailback} the position of the offensive back on a football team who lines up farthest from the line of scrimmage

{v: boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade} show off

{v: close out} terminate by selling off or disposing of
"He closed out his line of sports cars"

{v: get off} deliver verbally
"He got off the best line I've heard in a long time"

{v: refuse, reject, pass up, turn down, decline} refuse to accept
"He refused my offer of hospitality"
<-> accept

{v: slump, fall off, sink} fall heavily or suddenly ; decline markedly
"The real estate market fell off"


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