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verb
  1. 5
    to force someone to do something

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  2. 7
    to earn or get money

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  3. 8
    to give a particular total when added together

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  4. 10
    to have the right qualities for a particular job, purpose etc.

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hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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boots on the ground

a situation in which a country's armed forces are physically present in an area of conflict …

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