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verb
  1. 1
    to fasten one thing to another using a small object

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    1. a.
      to be fastened to something using a small object

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  2. 2
    to be pressed, or to press something, into position so that it makes a quick loud sound

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  3. 3
    to cut off small parts of something in order to make it neat

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    1. a.
      to remove something by cutting

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  4. 4
    to hit something accidentally while passing it

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  5. 5
    to reduce a score or quantity by a small amount

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