|task given to prevent idleness||make-work|
|(about clothing or fabric) unshrinkable, shrunk beforehand in order to prevent later shrinkage in the laundry, already shrunk||preshrunk|
|(Computers) implementation, utilization; program that performs a defined task (like word processors, electronic spreadsheets, graphics programs, etc.)||app (application program)|
|(Medicine) spasm of muscles to reduce motion or agitation of areas affected by injury or disease; (in Basketball) act of going after a rival around the court to prevent him from getting close to the basket while avoiding illegal contact||guarding|
|(Sports) to pitch a ball outside of the area of the plate to prevent a base runner stealing a base (Baseball); lateral underhand pass from a quarterback to a running back (American football), lateral pass behind line of scrimmage, pitch out of strike zone||pitchout|
|40 days, detain, hold in isolation, hold in confinement, isolate to avoid spread of disease, isolation to prevent spread of disease, confinement; blockage, enforcement of sanctions, place of isolation, state or period of isolation, time of enforced iso...||quarantine|
|a fortified wall surrounding West Berlin, Germany, built in 1961 to prevent East German citizens traveling to the West. Its demolition in 1989 marked the end of the Cold War.||Berlin Wall|
|a portable oil-burning lamp, formerly used by miners, in which the flame is protected by metal gauze to prevent it from igniting explosive gases underground||Davy lamp|
|a trademark for a lip balm in the form of a stick, applied to the lips to prevent or relieve chapping||Chap Stick|
|ability to perform task better, idea from Plato, recollection of past events and experiences, recollection of the past, reminder, something remembered||reminiscence|
|absence of content, emptiness; absence of meaning; idleness||vacuousness|
|achieve a task with tranquility and satisfaction; he who seems quiet and harmless but has the ability to harm deeply||still waters run deep|
|act beforehand to address something imminent, expect something, predict; precede; hurry and come before, look forward to something, prevent something, start something ahead of time, use something not yet received||anticipate|
|act of applying; request; implementation; persistence, diligence; (Computer) computer program designed to perform a specific task for a user or other application (e.g. word processor, spreadsheet, Web browser, etc.), computer software, formal request f...||application|
|act of choking; throttle (in a car), artichoke, be too moved to speak, block passage or channel, fuel mixture regulator for engine, inedible central part of artichoke, lose nerve and falter, noise of choking, prevent breathing by constricting throat, p...||choke|
|act of committing something, appointment as military officer, assign, authority or instruction, authority to act as agent, contract, order; confer rank or authority, empower, authorize, equip ship, fee paid to agent, government group, group with task, ...||commission|
|act of removing the ovaries of a female animal in order to prevent breeding (Veterinary Medicine)||spaying|
|act of struggling; effort, exertion; conflict, strife, endeavor, strive, try hard; fight, contend; advance with great effort, fight by wrestling, great effort to overcome difficulties, hard task, make a great physical effort, move with difficulty, try ...||struggle|
|act to prevent something, make bridge bid that blocks others, occupy a place, take a place; obtain at an advance opportunity, acquire by preemptive right, occupy something, preemptive bid, replace something||preempt|
|action that stops something from happening, aversion, avoidance; act of delaying, act of forestalling; hindrance, impediment, something that acts to prevent something||prevention|
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