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To fail to keep
“This speech may violate the law, rules a federal judge.”
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To engage in sexual activity and especially intercourse with a person unwilling or unable to give consent
“Such wars reinforce the lesson that it is okay to kill, beat up and violate other people's partners and children, while it is not acceptable - at least in words - at home.”
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To break or disregard (a rule or convention)
“Another concern is ensuring that amateur video featuring people doesn't violate privacy rights.”
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To treat (something sacred) with irreverence or disrespect
“Native American petitioners had argued that the project would seriously damage what they held sacred and therefore violate the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment.”
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To lower in character, dignity, or quality
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Disregard rules; refuse to conform
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To cause pain through mistreatment
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Invade another's property, business
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To enter for conquest or plunder
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To assault or abuse (a person, especially a woman or child) sexually
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To resist or endure (something) successfully
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To go beyond the limit of
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Wrong, offend, abuse
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To move heavily or clumsily
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Enter someone's land or property without permission
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