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appeasement the policy of making concessions to aggressors in order to keep the peace. [1/2 definitions]
arrest to attract and keep hold of. [1/6 definitions]
avoid to keep away from or keep from happening, esp. by active effort. [1/2 definitions]
backstop in sports, a structure, such as a fence or wall, used to keep a ball from going out of the playing area. [1/2 definitions]
bandeau a ribbon or headband worn to keep the hair in place or away from the face. [1/2 definitions]
bar1 to keep out by hindering or obstructing. [1/13 definitions]
bathing cap a close-fitting cap of rubber, elastic, or the like, worn to keep the hair dry during swimming.
Beguine a member of a lay Roman Catholic sisterhood of the Netherlands, first established in the twelfth century, that allowed women to keep their private property and revoke their vows whenever they wished.
bind to keep from leaving or acting on one's own; restrain. [1/13 definitions]
bluing a chemical substance, such as indigo, applied to laundry to keep it from yellowing.
bowline a rope used to keep the weather edge of a square sail pulled forward and the sail as flat as possible when sailing close-hauled. [1/2 definitions]
buoyant able to float or keep something else afloat. [1/3 definitions]
busy to keep (oneself) busy or occupied. [1/5 definitions]
cache to keep, place, or conceal in a cache. [1/3 definitions]
cage to put into or keep in a cage or cagelike enclosure. [1/4 definitions]
chafing dish a lidded dish or pot, supported on a metal frame with a candle or other heating device beneath it, and used to cook food at the table or keep it hot.
chalaza one of two spiral strands of albumen that connect the yolk of an egg to the shell membrane and help keep the yolk centrally suspended.
chronometer a clock or other timepiece designed to keep time with exceptional precision.
circumscribe to keep within bounds; confine; restrict. [1/3 definitions]
clutch1 to keep in a firm grasp; hold tightly; grip. [1/9 definitions]
coaming a raised border around an opening in a roof, floor, or deck, designed to keep out water.