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To release from the custody or restraint of the law
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“Shawshank State Penitentiary would not discharge Andy Dufresne, who subsequently made his own plans to escape.”
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To dismiss from duty or employment
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“His conduct was so disorderly and improper, that I found it necessary to discharge him from the police force.”
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To fire (a gun or missile)
“Tony decided not to discharge his firearm, fearing that he would give his position away to the enemy.”
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To emit, throw or give off
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“The openings would discharge foul gases in the middle of the public street, much to the annoyance of the public.”
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To unload or discharge, typically cargo
“On July 23, the absence of staff to clear and discharge cargo forced one ship to bypass Tonga.”
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To carry out one's responsibility
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“If you are fit and healthy, do not leave it to others to discharge your duty.”
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To clear a debt or pay what is owed
“The decision means the pair cannot discharge their debts jointly through bankruptcy the way other married couples do.”
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To annul or dismiss
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“Such proceedings may be instituted if the failure of the latter to discharge the agreement is to the personal detriment of the former.”
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To pass through a pore, membrane or interstice
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To dispense something needed
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To come to an end or conclusion
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To form or discharge pus
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To cover completely with water
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Withdraw from active service
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To avoid, lessen, or guard against
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To discharge waste from the body
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Follow through, persevere
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Cover with drops or spots of something
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To cause to be empty or vacant
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To cease to have or retain something
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Exchange for real money
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An act of releasing someone, especially from the custody or restraint of the law
“No further record of Jonson's employment in the theatre is found for nearly a year after his discharge from prison.”
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The action of discharging someone from a hospital or from the armed forces or police
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“Kevin received a discharge from duty due to a service-related disability.”
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The action of firing a gun or missile
“The damage was caused by an accidental discharge of a hunting rifle.”
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The triggering of a bomb or explosive device
“At the discharge of the bomb, bystanders on the sidewalk quickly fled for their lives.”
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The action of unloading
“The nominal time for the complete discharge of cargo from a tanker is 24 hours.”
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The action of fulfilling a responsibility or duty
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“Concern has been raised over alleged corruption by members of the committee in the purported discharge of their duties.”
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The action of putting something into operation
“The discharge of our new operational procedures will commence at the start of the new year.”
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The payment of a debt
“A director of the company arranged for the collection of cheques, sent to the company in discharge of book debts due to it.”
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The action of discharging a liquid, gas, or other substance
“The ore had to be smelted somewhere, he argued, and it could not be done without the discharge of fumes.”
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A substance that has been discharged
“Some argue that this discharge is our body's way of keeping the orifice clean.”
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A large amount of money, liquid, or people that moves or is transferred out of a place
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The act of setting free from the power of another, as from slavery, subjection, dependence, or controlling influence
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An amount of vapour or fumes given off by something
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Human or animal solid waste excreted from the bowels
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The action of dispensing, giving, or applying something
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The countdown and launch of a rocket, missile or spacecraft
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Inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and throat
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An abrupt or violent removal of a group of people
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Voiding an agreement
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Coastal water body where ocean tides and river water merge
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A suspension of water and solid waste, transported by sewers to be disposed of or processed
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The act of being rid of something
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The flowing over of a liquid
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A flow of organic material from the lining of the uterus
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An amount of ammunition, or the ammunition itself
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A sudden occurrence of something unwelcome, such as war or disease
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The observing of a law or custom
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The process of excluding or the state of being excluded
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A short period of rest or relief from something difficult or unpleasant
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An expression of vehement protest
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A repayment of a sum of money
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Saliva, typically that which has been ejected from a person's mouth
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A jagged white flash, especially of lightning
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A written or printed statement acknowledging that something has been paid for or that goods have been received
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(medicine) The outflows of a bodily fluid
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