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The mechanics of a movement
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“The action of Tiger Woods' drive on the first hole was flawless.”
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(mass noun) Something done to achieve an aim
“This issue will require immediate action to rectify.”
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The effect or influence of something, typically a chemical or substance
“People should be educated on the action of illicit drugs on the human body.”
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Exciting or fast-paced activity
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“There was plenty of action at the races, and we were there to experience all of it!”
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(of a person) The quality of being energetic and ambitious
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“He was a man of action who had no time for small talk.”
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(mass noun) Armed combat
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“Allied and Axis forces saw action at Point Du Hoc during World War II, primarily involving the use of shotguns loaded with incendiaries.”
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Legal proceedings
“The former chief of staff launched action against his party in a dramatic escalation of factional infighting.”
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(usually used in plural form "actions") Deeds performed that reflect on a person's character
“We feel that your actions were completely justified given the circumstances.”
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Events represented in a story or play
“The novel's action starts slowly but ends in a dramatic crescendo.”
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(as in a rule, policy, or law) The state of being operative or enforceable
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An act that initiates or advances a process or plan
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A strategy worked out in advance to achieve a goal
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An occurrence or happening
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The ability to move from place to place, or the act of doing so
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The way a living thing acts in a particular environment
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A project or undertaking, especially a bold or complex one
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Action or intervention producing a particular effect
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The act of dealing with or taking notice of someone or something
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A gesture or action used to convey information or an instruction
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The act of intervening or mediating between two parties
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In human sexual behavior, the acts at the beginning of a sexual encounter that serve to build up sexual arousal
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The act or state of registering
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The fact or condition of being involved with or participating in something
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The action for which a person or thing is specially fitted or used or for which a thing exists
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Something that one has made or done
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Activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness
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The components of a machine, equipment or system
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A particular combination or choice of interlocking gears, such that a particular gear ratio is achieved
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Knowledge gathered throughout one's life
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The separation, alignment or orientation of something into two opposed poles
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The practice of using action to achieve a result, such as political demonstration or a strike in support of or in opposition to an issue
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An activity characterised by a balance between winning and losing that is governed by a mixture of skill and chance, usually with money wagered on the outcome
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Cause and effect
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A claim that a circumstance means that one should not be blamed for or should not be forced to do something
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A theme or characteristic running throughout a situation or piece of writing
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(good, or equivalent, turn) An act that helps someone
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A general rule intended to regulate behaviour or thought
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An act of betting a sum of money
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An expression of dissatisfaction, pain, or resentment
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An activity involving physical exertion and skill in which an individual or team competes against another or others for entertainment
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The foundation or principle to which an activity, process or structure is carried out or built on
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The sale of shares, property, or other assets
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A threatened penalty for disobeying a law or rule
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A strong emotion of care or compassion
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Verb
To act on, or put into action, a request
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“I will action the instructions you have provided to me as soon as possible.”
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(chiefly archaic) To initiate legal action
“Rose would action Harvey for what she deemed as unprofessional behavior.”
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To render powerless, ineffective, or unable to move
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To take place
Interjection
Used to signal the beginning of an event
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