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Text

A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form
A text which explores pain and grief
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String

Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
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Text

The main body of a book or other piece of writing, as distinct from other material such as notes, appendices, and illustrations
The pictures are clear and relate well to the text
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String

A strand or cord of such material.
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Text

A written work chosen or set as a subject of study
Too much concentration on set texts can turn pupils against reading
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String

A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
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Text

A text message
Just give us a call or send us a text
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String

Strings The section of a band or orchestra composed of stringed instruments, especially violins, violas, cellos, and double basses.
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Text

Fine, large handwriting, used especially for manuscripts.
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String

Strings Stringed instruments or their players considered as a group.
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Text

Send (someone) a text message
If she was going to go she would have texted us
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String

Something resembling a string or appearing as a long, thin line
Limp strings of hair.
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Text

The original words of something written or printed, as opposed to a paraphrase, translation, revision, or condensation.
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String

A plant fiber.
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Text

The words of a speech appearing in print.
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String

(Physics) One of the extremely minute objects that form the basis of string theory.
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Text

Words, as of a libretto, that are set to music in a composition.
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String

A set of objects threaded together or attached on a string
A string of beads.
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Text

Words treated as data by a computer.
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String

A number of objects arranged in a line
A string of islands.
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Text

A text message.
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String

(Computers) A set of consecutive characters.
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Text

The body of a printed work as distinct from headings and illustrative matter on a page or from front and back matter in a book.
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String

A series of similar or related acts, events, or items
A string of victories.
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Text

One of the editions or forms of a written work
After examining all three manuscripts, he published a new text of the poem.
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String

A set of animals, especially racehorses, belonging to a single owner; a stable.
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Text

Something, such as a literary work or other cultural product, regarded as an object of critical analysis.
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String

A scattered group of businesses under a single ownership or management
A string of boutiques.
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Text

A passage from the Scriptures or another authoritative source chosen for the subject of a discourse or cited for support in argument.
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String

A group of players ranked according to ability within a team
He made the second string.
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Text

A passage from a written work used as the starting point of a discussion.
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String

A complete game consisting of ten frames in bowling.
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Text

A subject; a topic.
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String

A stringboard.
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Text

A textbook.
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String

A stringcourse.
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Text

To send a text message to
She texted me when she arrived at the airport.
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String

(Games) The balk line in billiards.
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Text

To communicate by text message
He texted that he would be late.
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String

(Informal) A limiting or hidden condition. Often used in the plural
A gift with no strings attached.
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Text

To key or send text messages
She was texting in class and missed what was said.
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String

To fit or furnish with strings or a string
String a guitar.
String a tennis racket.
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Text

A writing consisting of multiple glyphs, characters, symbols or sentences.
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String

To stretch out or extend
String a wire across a room.
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Text

A book, tome or other set of writings.
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String

To thread on a string
String popcorn.
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Text

(colloquial) A brief written message transmitted between mobile phones.
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String

To arrange in a line or series
Strung the words into a sentence.
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Text

(computing) Data which can be interpreted as human-readable text.
Plain text
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String

To fasten, tie, or hang with a string or strings
String a hammock between trees.
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Text

A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
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String

To strip (vegetables) of fibers.
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Text

(by extension) Anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, etc.
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String

To extend or progress in a string, line, or succession
"We followed the others stringing through the narrow paved paths" (Susan Richards Shreve).
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Text

(printing) A style of writing in large characters; also, a kind of type used in printing.
German text
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String

(countable) A long, thin and flexible structure made from threads twisted together.
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Text

(transitive) To send a text message to; i.e. to transmit text using the Short Message Service (SMS), or a similar service, between communications devices, particularly mobile phones.
Just text me when you get here.
I'll text the address to you as soon as I find it.
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String

(uncountable) Such a structure considered as a substance.
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Text

(intransitive) To send and receive text messages.
Have you been texting all afternoon?
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String

(countable) A thread
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Text

(dated) To write in large characters, as in text hand.
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String

(countable) Any similar long, thin and flexible object.
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Text

A discourse or composition on which a note or commentary is written; the original words of an author, in distinction from a paraphrase, annotation, or commentary.
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String

(musical instrument) A segment of wire (typically made of plastic or metal) or other material used as vibrating element on a musical instrument.
A violinstring
A bowstring
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Text

The four Gospels, by way of distinction or eminence.
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String

(sports) A length of nylon or other material on the head of a racquet.
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Text

A verse or passage of Scripture, especially one chosen as the subject of a sermon, or in proof of a doctrine.
How oft, when Paul has served us with a text,Has Epictetus, Plato, Tully, preached!
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String

A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged.
A string of shells or beads
A string of sausages
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Text

Hence, anything chosen as the subject of an argument, literary composition, or the like; topic; theme.
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String

(countable) A cohesive substance taking the form of a string.
The string of spittle dangling from his chin was most unattractive
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Text

A style of writing in large characters; text-hand also, a kind of type used in printing; as, German text.
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String

(countable) A series of items or events.
A string of successes
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Text

That part of a document (printed or electronic) comprising the words, especially the main body of expository words, in contrast to the illustrations, pictures, charts, tables, or other formatted material which contain graphic elements as a major component.
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String

(countable) The members of a sports team or squad regarded as most likely to achieve success. (Perhaps metaphorical as the "strings" that hold the squad together.) Often first string, second string etc.
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Text

Any communication composed of words.
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String

(countable) In various games and competitions, a certain number of turns at play, of rounds, etc.
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Text

A textbook.
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String

(collective) A drove of horses, or a group of racehorses kept by one owner or at one stable.
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Text

To write in large characters, as in text hand.
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String

An ordered sequence of text characters stored consecutively in memory and capable of being processed as a single entity.
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Text

The words of something written;
There were more than a thousand words of text
They handed out the printed text of the mayor's speech
He wants to reconstruct the original text
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String

A stringed instrument.
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Text

A passage from the Bible that is used as the subject of a sermon;
The preacher chose a text from Psalms to introduce his sermon
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String

The stringed instruments as a section of an orchestra, especially those played by a bow, or the persons playing those instruments.
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Text

A book prepared for use in schools or colleges;
His economics textbook is in its tenth edition
The professor wrote the text that he assigned students to buy
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String

The conditions and limitations in a contract collectively.
No strings attached
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Text

The main body of a written work (as distinct from illustrations or footnotes etc.);
Pictures made the text easier to understand
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String

The main object of study in string theory, a branch of theoretical physics.
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String

(slang) Cannabis or marijuana.
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String

(billiards) Part of the game of billiards, where the order of the play is determined by testing who can get a ball closest to the bottom rail by shooting it onto the end rail.
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String

The buttons strung on a wire by which the score is kept.
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String

The points made in a game of billiards.
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String

The line from behind and over which the cue ball must be played after being out of play, as by being pocketed or knocked off the table; also called the string line.
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String

A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
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String

(archaic) A fibre, as of a plant; a little fibrous root.
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String

(archaic) A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
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String

(shipbuilding) An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
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String

(botany) The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericarp of leguminous plants.
The strings of beans
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String

(mining) A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
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String

(architecture) A stringcourse.
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String

A hoax; a fake story.
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String

Synonym of stable
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String

(oil drilling) A column of drill pipe that transmits drilling fluid (via the mud pumps) and torque (via the kelly drive or top drive) to the drill bit.
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String

(transitive) To put (items) on a string.
You can string these beads on to this cord to make a colorful necklace.
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String

(transitive) To put strings on (something).
It is difficult to string a tennis racket properly.
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String

(intransitive) To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
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String

To drive the ball against the end of the table and back, in order to determine which player is to open the game.
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String

(birdwatching) To deliberately state that a certain bird is present when it is not; to knowingly mislead other birders about the occurrence of a bird, especially a rarity; to misidentify a common bird as a rare species.
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String

A small cord, a line, a twine, or a slender strip of leather, or other substance, used for binding together, fastening, or tying things; a cord, larger than a thread and smaller than a rope; as, a shoe string; a bonnet string; a silken string.
Round Ormond's knee thou tiest the mystic string.
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String

A thread or cord on which a number of objects or parts are strung or arranged in close and orderly succession; hence, a line or series of things arranged on a thread, or as if so arranged; a succession; a concatenation; a chain; as, a string of shells or beads; a string of dried apples; a string of houses; a string of arguments.
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String

A strip, as of leather, by which the covers of a book are held together.
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String

The cord of a musical instrument, as of a piano, harp, or violin; specifically (pl.), the stringed instruments of an orchestra, in distinction from the wind instruments; as, the strings took up the theme.
Me softer airs befit, and softer stringsOf lute, or viol still.
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String

The line or cord of a bow.
He twangs the grieving string.
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String

A fiber, as of a plant; a little, fibrous root.
Duckweed putteth forth a little string into the water, from the bottom.
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String

A nerve or tendon of an animal body.
The string of his tongue was loosed.
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String

An inside range of ceiling planks, corresponding to the sheer strake on the outside and bolted to it.
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String

The tough fibrous substance that unites the valves of the pericap of leguminous plants, and which is readily pulled off; as, the strings of beans.
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String

A small, filamentous ramification of a metallic vein.
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String

Same as Stringcourse.
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String

The points made in a game.
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String

In various indoor games, a score or tally, sometimes, as in American billiard games, marked by buttons threaded on a string or wire.
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String

The line from behind and over which the cue ball must be played after being out of play as by being pocketed or knocked off the table; - called also string line.
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String

A hoax; a trumped-up or "fake" story.
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String

A sequence of similar objects or events sufficiently close in time or space to be perceived as a group; a string of accidents; a string of restaurants on a highway.
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String

A one-dimensional string-like mathematical object used as a means of representing the properties of fundamental particles in string theory, one theory of particle physics; such hypothetical objects are one-dimensional and very small (10-33 cm) but exist in more than four spatial dimensions, and have various modes of vibration. Considering particles as strings avoids some of the problems of treating particles as points, and allows a unified treatment of gravity along with the other three forces (electromagnetism, the weak force, and the strong force) in a manner consistent with quantum mechanics. See also string theory.
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String

To furnish with strings; as, to string a violin.
Has not wise nature strung the legs and feetWith firmest nerves, designed to walk the street?
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String

To put in tune the strings of, as a stringed instrument, in order to play upon it.
For here the Muse so oft her harp has strung,That not a mountain rears its head unsung.
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String

To put on a string; to file; as, to string beads.
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String

To make tense; to strengthen.
Toil strung the nerves, and purified the blood.
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String

To hoax; josh; jolly; often used with along; as, we strung him along all day until he realized we were kidding.
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String

To form into a string or strings, as a substance which is stretched, or people who are moving along, etc.
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String

A lightweight cord
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String

Stringed instruments that are played with a bow;
The strings played superlatively well
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String

A tightly stretched cord of wire or gut, which makes sound when plucked, struck, or bowed
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String

A sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding;
A string of islands
Train of mourners
A train of thought
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String

A linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
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String

A tie consisting of a cord that goes through a seam around an opening;
He pulled the drawstring and closed the bag
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String

A collection of objects threaded on a single strand
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String

A necklace made by a stringing objects together;
A string of beads
A strand of pearls
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String

Thread on or as if on a string;
String pearls on a string
The child drew glass beads on a string
Thread dried cranberries
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String

Add as if on a string;
String these ideas together
String up these songs and you'll have a musical
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String

Move or come along
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String

Stretch out or arrange like a string
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String

String together; tie or fasten with a string;
String the package
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String

Remove the stringy parts of;
String beans
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String

Provide with strings;
String my guitar
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