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1. a secret plan or scheme to accomplish some purpose, especially a hostile, unlawful, or evil purpose: a plot to overthrow the government.
2. Also called storyline. the plan, scheme, or main story of a literary or dramatic work, as a play, novel, or short story.
3. a small piece or area of ground: a garden plot; burial plot.
4. a measured piece or parcel of land: a house on a two-acre plot.
5. a plan, map, diagram, or other graphic representation, as of land, a building, etc.
6. a list, timetable, or scheme dealing with any of the various arrangements for the production of a play, motion picture,etc.:According to the property plot, there should be a lamp stage left.
7. a chart showing the course of a craft, as a ship or airplane.
8. Artillery . a point or points located on a map or chart :target plot.

verb (used with object), plot·ted, plot·ting.
1. to plan secretly, especially something hostile or evil: to plot mutiny.
2. to mark on a plan, map, or chart, as the course of a ship or aircraft.
3. to draw a plan or map of, as a tract of land or a building.
4. to divide (land) into plots.
5. to determine and mark (points), as on plotting paper, by means of measurements or coordinates.
6. to draw (a curve) by means of points so marked.
7. to represent by means of such a curve.
8. to devise or construct the plot of (a play, novel, etc.).
9. to prepare a list, timetable, or scheme of (production arrangements), as for a play or motion picture: The stage manager hadn't plotted the set changes until one day before the dress rehearsal.
10. to make (a calculation) by graph.

verb (used without object), plot·ted, plot·ting.
1. to plan or scheme secretly; form a plot; conspire.
2. to devise or develop a literary or dramatic plot.
3. to be marked or located by means of measurements or coordinates, as on plotting paper.
1. a strong, wavelike, forward movement, rush, or sweep :the onward surge of an angry mob.
2. a strong, swelling, wavelike volume or body of something: a billowing surge of smoke.
3. a sudden, strong increase or burst: a surge of energy; surges of emotion.
4. Military . a significant increase in the number of troops deployed to an area.
5. the rolling swell of the sea.
6. the swelling and rolling sea: The surge crashed against the rocky coast.
7. a swelling wave; billow.
8. Meteorology
a. a widespread change in atmospheric pressure that is in addition to cyclonic and normal diurnal changes.
b. storm surge
9. Electricity
a. a sudden rush or burst of current or voltage.
b. a violent oscillatory (repeated vibration) disturbance.
10. Nautical: a slackening or slipping back, as of a rope or cable.
11. Machinery
a. an uneven flow and strong momentum given to a fluid, as water in a tank, resulting in a rapid, temporary rise in pressure.
b. pulsating unevenness of motion in an engine or gas turbine.

verb (used without object)
1. (of a ship) to rise and fall, toss about, or move along on the waves: to surge at anchor.
2. to rise, roll, move, or swell forward in or like waves: The sea surged against the shore. The crowd surged back and forth.
3. to rise as if by a heaving or swelling force :Blood surged to his face.
4. Electricity
a. to increase suddenly, as current or voltage.
b. to oscillate violently.
5. Nautical
a. to slack off or loosen a rope or cable around a capstan or windlass.
b. to slip back, as a rope.
6. Machinery: to move with pulsating unevenness, as something driven by an engine or gas turbine.

verb (used with object)
1. to cause to surge or roll in or as in waves.
2. Nautical: to slacken (a rope).
1. the sensation produced by stimulation of the organs of hearing by vibrations transmitted through the air or other medium.
2. a relatively narrow passage of water between larger bodies of water or between the mainland and an island: Long Island Sound. An inlet, arm, or recessed portion of the sea: Puget Sound.
3. the air bladder of a fish.
4. a long, slender instrument for sounding or exploring body cavities or canals during surgery.

verb (used without object)
1. to make or emit a sound.
2. to give forth a sound as a call or summons: The bugle sounded as the troops advanced.
3. to convey a certain impression when heard or read: to sound strange.
4. to give the appearance of being; seem: The report sounds true.
5. Law . to have as its basis or foundation (usually followed by in):His action sounds in contract.
6. to use the lead and line or some other device for measuring depth, as at sea.
7. to go down or touch bottom, as a lead.
8. to plunge downward or dive, as a whale.
9. to make investigation; seek information, especially by indirect inquiries.

verb (used with object)
1. to cause to make or emit a sound: to sound a bell.
2. to give forth (a sound):The oboe sounded an A.
3. to announce, order, or direct by or as by a sound: The bugle sounded retreat. His speech sounded a warning to aggressor nations.
4. to utter audibly, pronounce, or express: to sound each letter
5. to examine by percussion or auscultation: to sound a patient's chest.
6. to measure or try the depth of (water, a deep hole, etc.) by letting down a lead or plummet at the end of a line, or by some equivalent means.
7 to measure (depth) in such a manner, as at sea.
8. to examine or test (the bottom, as of the sea or a deep hole) with a lead that brings up adhering bits of matter.
9. to seek to elicit the views or sentiments of (a person) by indirect inquiries, suggestive allusions, etc. (often followed by out ):Why not sound him out about working for us?

adjective, sound·er, sound·est.
1. free from injury, damage, defect, disease, etc.; in good condition; healthy; robust: a sound heart; a sound mind.
2. financially strong, secure, or reliable: a sound business; sound investments.
3. competent, sensible, or valid: sound judgment.
4. having no defect as to truth, justice, wisdom, or reason: sound advice.
5. of substantial or enduring character: sound moral values.
6. following in a systematic pattern without any apparent defect in logic: sound reasoning.
7. uninterrupted and untroubled; deep: sound sleep.
8. vigorous, thorough, or severe: a sound thrashing.
9. free from moral defect or weakness; upright, honest, or good; honorable; loyal.
10. having no legal defect: a sound title to property.
11.theologically correct or orthodox, as doctrines or a theologian.

1. deeply; thoroughly: sound asleep.
verb (used with object), squeezed, squeez·ing.
1. to press forcibly together; compress.
2. to force out, extract, or procure by pressure: to squeeze juice from an orange.
3. to thrust forcibly; force by pressure; cram: to squeeze three suits into a small suitcase.
4. to fit into a small or crowded space or timespan: The doctor will try to squeeze you in between appointments.
5. to enclose (another person's hand, arm, etc.) in one's hand and apply pressure as a token of affection, friendship, sympathy, or the like: His father squeezed his hand and wished him luck.
6. to give (someone) a hug.
7. to threaten, intimidate, harass, or oppress (a person) in order to obtain a favor, money, or an advantageous attitude or action.
8. to cause financial hardship to: manufacturers squeezed by high tariffs.
9. to cause to merge, as two or more lines of traffic into fewer lanes.
10. In baseball, to enable (a runner on third base) to score on a squeeze play (often followed by in): He squeezed him in with a perfect bunt; to score (a run) in this way (often followed by in):The Dodgers squeezed in a run in the eighth inning; to force (an opponent) to play a potentially winning card on a trick he or she cannot win.

verb (used without object)
1. to exert a compressing force.
2. to force a way through some narrow or crowded place (usually followed by through, in, out, etc.). merge or come together.

1. the act or fact of squeezing or the fact of being squeezed.
2. a clasping of one's hand around another's hand, arm, etc., as a token of affection, friendship, sympathy, or the like.
3. a hug or close embrace.
4. a troubled financial condition, especially caused by a shortage or restriction, as of credit or funds.
5. a small quantity or amount of anything obtained by squeezing.

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