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What feelings and emotions do - synonyms or related words

come over

if a feeling comes over you, it suddenly affects you in a strong way

return

verb

if a feeling or situation returns, it starts to happen again

run away with

if feelings, ideas etc run away with someone, they make someone say or do something stupid

sweep over

to suddenly affect someone very strongly

wear off

if a feeling wears off, it gradually disappears

cool

verb

if a feeling such as love or anger cools, it becomes less strong

grip

verb

to have a strong effect on someone

stab

verb

if an unpleasant or negative feeling stabs you, you suddenly feel it very strongly

whirl

verb

if your mind, thoughts, or feelings whirl, you feel very confused or upset

creep

verb

if an emotion or feeling creeps somewhere, someone gradually starts to experience it

nanodegree

a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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hypocaust

an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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