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Noun
A machine or device, especially one that converts energy forms into mechanical energy
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“At the top is an electric motor that powers the winch so that the robot can climb down.”
Noun
A road vehicle, typically with four wheels, powered by an internal combustion engine
“That's a nice motor you have there. It would be a shame if I spilled my frappuccino on it.”
Noun
An electricity generator, a dynamo-electric machine
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The hinged cover over the engine of a motor vehicle
Adjective
Powered or operated by a motor
“This has been accomplished using a motor drill breaker to drive the planting pipes into the ground.”
Adjective
Producing physical or mechanical motion
Verb
To move or proceed very quickly
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“We waited for the car speeding over the horizon to motor past us before we crossed the street and stood on the other side.”
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To make a journey by motor vehicle
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“With John at the helm, we motor down the coast, retracing our route of the day before.”
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(informal) To progress or forge ahead on a task or activity
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“We need to motor if we're going to meet the deadline.”
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To operate and control the direction and speed of a motor vehicle
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To begin a voyage, especially on water
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