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pace1

pace1

 
pronunciation:
peIs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
put one through one's paces
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the length of one stride in walking.
ten paces from the wall
synonyms:
footstep, step, stride
similar words:
foot
definition 2: the step or stride itself.
synonyms:
footstep, step, stride
similar words:
footfall, gait, walk
definition 3: rate of activity, esp. movement.
The pace of the game was slow.We walked at a rapid pace.
synonyms:
rate, speed, tempo
similar words:
flow, march, measure, momentum, motion, movement, progress, time, velocity
definition 4: the forward movement of a horse as it raises both hooves on the same side at once.
similar words:
canter, gait, gallop, rack, single-foot, step, trot
phrase: put one through one's paces
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: paced, paces, pacing
definition 1: to set the rate or speed of, as in a race.
similar words:
determine, establish, meter, set
definition 2: to control the energy loss of, esp. in an activity of long duration.
The runner paced himself well.
similar words:
control, gauge, measure, regulate
definition 3: to move across with paces or steps.
synonyms:
step, walk
similar words:
foot, march, stride, stroll, tread
definition 4: to measure by paces or steps.
similar words:
gauge, measure, step, walk
definition 5: to train to perform at a particular pace.
synonyms:
gait
similar words:
jog
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to walk in a measured way, usu. slowly.
synonyms:
march
similar words:
amble, saunter, shuffle, step, stride, stroll, tread, trek, walk
definition 2: to walk back and forth as if nervous.
similar words:
shuffle, step, walk
definition 3: of horses, to go quickly, raising both hooves on the same side at once.
similar words:
rack, single-foot, trot
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