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a sudden, quick, and usually short movement
a sudden movement that you make because you are surprised or afraid
a sudden movement forwards, especially by a crowd of people
a series of short, quick, light movements up and down or from side to side
a sudden slight uncontrolled movement of your body
a sudden quick movement
a quick sudden movement
a sudden movement that you make when you get a shock
a sudden strong movement to catch or hit something or someone
a quick sudden movement towards the ground from the air
a marketing strategy which deceives people by trying to suggest that a business is motivated by principles of sharing rather than conventional profits
a small covered canoe that you move with a single paddle that has two flat ends
open/agreeable/able to be communicated with via text
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