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Noun
The act, practice, ability, or subject of forming words with letters, or of reading the letters of words
Verb
Present participle for to mean or signify
“Any further deterioration in his performance will spell disaster for our country.”
Verb
Present participle for to be a sign or warning of
“We reviewed a number of signs that can spell impending danger for CFOs.”
Verb
Present participle for to cause or result in
“Harris is confident the newer artists will spell success for the galleries who sign up for the program.”
Verb
Present participle for 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.”
Verb
Present participle for to perform a task in place of someone, typically to give them a break
“Aye captain, I'll spell the helmsman if need be. Helmsman, if you need to be relieved, let me know.”
Verb
Present participle for 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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