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Noun
A form of words used as a magical charm or incantation
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“Kyri was mumbling the words to a spell which she finished by laying her hand on Aikel's arm.”
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A brief period of time, typically used to take a break from something
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“John Tait and Jack Glendeman rode in the cab with Bill, intending to give him a spell from driving over the rough country.”
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A period spent in a role, task or activity
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“He had spent a spell working for the United Nations.”
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A sudden experience of emotion or a mental condition or disorder
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“He had been considered a high flyer in his bank job, but a spell of fatigue at work had precipitated a major psychiatric breakdown.”
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A quality or ability to control, charm or influence people
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“Those not forced to teach him habits of discipline, as I was, could quickly fall under the spell of his charm.”
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Control or dominance over someone or something
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A feeling of intense pleasure or joy
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A somewhat unconscious state of mind
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A short time or period
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A magical word or phrase uttered with the intention of bringing about evil
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A small, thin, sharp piece of wood, glass, or similar material broken off from a larger piece
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An extended period of leisure and recreation, especially one involving travel
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(pathology) An abnormal condition of a human, animal or plant that causes discomfort or dysfunction
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The state of being in someone's power, or of having great power over someone
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A period of heavy or sustained drinking
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An attempt or trial at something
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To mean or signify
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“Any further deterioration in his performance will spell disaster for our country.”
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To be a sign or warning of
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“We reviewed a number of signs that can spell impending danger for CFOs.”
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To cause or result in
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“Harris is confident the newer artists will spell success for the galleries who sign up for the program.”
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To cast a magical charm or spell on
“Profuse quotations from scriptures and other religious works were used in his extempore speeches to spell the audience.”
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To perform a task in place of someone, typically to give them a break
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“Aye captain, I'll spell the helmsman if need be. Helmsman, if you need to be relieved, let me know.”
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To give someone or something a rest or break
“It is pretty well certain we will land in Alexandria, but for how long remains to be seen, perhaps only to spell the horses.”
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To form (a word) from its component letters
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To constitute or amount to
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To convey or express in a particular way or manner
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Amount to
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Figure out, understand
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To stop doing
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Pass to each member of a group in a regularly recurring order
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