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or desire line

  1. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a planning term referring to a path made by walkers or cyclists, as opposed to one that is officially planned

    A paper by Carl Myhill examines how companies can be successful by focusing on the desire lines of their products and customers:

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 11/07/2012


to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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