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marked, separated, or given a name for a particular purpose
mainly concerned with, or directed towards, a particular group, activity, or situation
made or used for just one purpose
intended for a particular purpose or person
relating to the purpose or function of something
for the purpose of doing, getting, or achieving something
intended for someone to see, hear, read, or know about
intended to be a particular thing, or to have a particular purpose
so that something can happen
in order to achieve a particular aim
in competitive cycling, the illegal use of motors on bikes in order to gain advantage over other riders
the long part of a golf course that you hit the ball along to get to the hole
be reversed; be as if it had never happened
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