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Touching yourself for sexual pleasure

jack off

to masturbate

jerk off

to masturbate



to rub your sexual organs in order to get sexual pleasure

play with yourself

to masturbate

toss off

to touch or rub your own or someone else’s sexual organs so that you or they become sexually excited



to masturbate (=rub your sex organs for pleasure)

whack off

if a man whacks off, he masturbates (=gets sexual pleasure from rubbing his penis)





hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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