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blow itself out

if a storm blows itself out, it ends

blow over

if a storm blows over, it ends

blow up

if a storm or strong wind blows up, it suddenly starts

break

verb

if a storm breaks, it starts

strike

verb

if lightning strikes something such as a tree or a building, it hits it and damages or destroys it

thunder

verb

if it thunders, you hear thunder in the sky

dark pool

a method of financial trading in which share prices are hidden and not openly available to the public

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a share of the profits of a company, paid once or twice a year to the people who own the...

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