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Results for: action that stops something from happening, aversion, avoidance; act of delaying, act of forestalling; hindrance, impediment, something that acts to prevent somethingTranslations: 1 - 30 of 843
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action that stops something from happening, aversion, avoidance; act of delaying, act of forestalling; hindrance, impediment, something that acts to prevent somethingprevention
(about clothing or fabric) unshrinkable, shrunk beforehand in order to prevent later shrinkage in the laundry, already shrunkpreshrunk
(Archaic) deck of a ship, side of a ship; state of being on board a ship, designed for use on a ship; occurring or happening on a ship, occurring on board shipshipboard
(born 1956 as David Seth Kotkin) American magician famous for his acts of grand illusion; novel written by Charles Dickens (published in 1850)David Copperfield
(French) part of the phrase "laissez faire" (freedom of action, policy of non-intervention)laissez
(Grammar) fundamental part of a sentence that contains a verb and provides details about the subject of a sentence (such as attributes, action, etc.), assert something about subject of statement, base on, found on; establish, set; ascribe, base somethi...predicate
(Grammar) imperfect tense, form which expresses an ongoing action; verb form in the imperfect tense, ending on 5th note of scale, expressing incomplete action, faulty, not able to reproduce, not complete, not perfect, not perfect; flawed, defective; of...imperfect
(Grammar) verb form used to show that the subject is being acted upon (rather than performing an action), expressing action done to the subject, influenced by something external, lacking a power source, not actively taking part, not managed by the inve...passive
(Informal) turbine engine; turbocharger; automobile equipped with a turbocharger, mollusk with spiral shell, motored by a turbine; capable of performing an action quicker than normal (Informal)turbo
(Medicine) spasm of muscles to reduce motion or agitation of areas affected by injury or disease; (in Basketball) act of going after a rival around the court to prevent him from getting close to the basket while avoiding illegal contactguarding
(Sports) to pitch a ball outside of the area of the plate to prevent a base runner stealing a base (Baseball); lateral underhand pass from a quarterback to a running back (American football), lateral pass behind line of scrimmage, pitch out of strike zonepitchout
, , rubber shoe, sports shoe; one who sneaks, one who moves about stealthily; one who acts furtively, tennis shoesneaker
15th anniversary, fifteenth anniversary, happening every 15 years, lasting 15 years, of a fifteenth anniversary; of a period of fifteen yearsquindecennial
3-year period, event occurring every three years; three year period; three year anniversary, happening every 3 years, lasting 3 years, occurring every three years; consisting of three years, third anniversarytriennial
40 days, detain, hold in isolation, hold in confinement, isolate to avoid spread of disease, isolation to prevent spread of disease, confinement; blockage, enforcement of sanctions, place of isolation, state or period of isolation, time of enforced iso...quarantine
A document that records a decision or action by a board of directors or a bond resolution by a government entity authorizing a bondissue.Resolution
A financial organization that performs services (acts as a go-between) in a market for another organization that does not have access to that market.Correspondent
a fortified wall surrounding West Berlin, Germany, built in 1961 to prevent East German citizens traveling to the West. Its demolition in 1989 marked the end of the Cold War.Berlin Wall
a nonspecific time, being 1 in number; single; same, unified; only; happening at a particular unspecified time in the past (or future), dollar bill, joke or story, musical notation, number 1; particular person or thing, previously mentioned, pron. any ...one
a poke, incite somebody to action, incitement to action, poke somebody or something, thrust, jab; rod, staff, long pointed instrument, poking instrument, spur, urge, goad; poke, push, thrust; stimulate, incite; energize, rouseprod
a portable oil-burning lamp, formerly used by miners, in which the flame is protected by metal gauze to prevent it from igniting explosive gases undergroundDavy lamp
A rule that stipulates when a security should be bought or sold according to past price action.Filter
a trademark for a lip balm in the form of a stick, applied to the lips to prevent or relieve chappingChap Stick
aberrancy, deviancy; distortedness, abnormality; stubbornness, obstinacy, perverse action, stubborn unreasonable behaviorperversity
ability to think clearly, cause that explains something, basis for action; intelligence, sense, intellect as basis for knowledge, justification, motive, power of orderly thought, resolve by rational means, think in logical way, consider logically; supp...reason
able to be instructed, teachable; deserving of discipline; subject to disciplinary actiondisciplinable
able to be predicted, can be prophesied, can be foretold, happening as expected, seldom unexpectedpredictable
able to happen, capable of happening but unlikely, could be, might be, may be, maybe real or true, possibility, potential, properpossible
able to slow something, hindering, tending to slow down a particular action, delaying, slowing agent, substance which reduces the speed of a chemical reaction (Chemistry)retardant
able to think rationally, based on logic; reasonable; simulated, looks and acts like the real thing but is not genuine (Computers), of philosophical logic, sensible and based on factslogical
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EUdict (European dictionary) is a collection of online dictionaries for the languages spoken mostly in Europe. These dictionaries are the result of the work of many authors who worked very hard and finally offered their product free of charge on the internet thus making it easier to all of us to communicate with each other. For more information about the authors see Credits.

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Total number of language pairs: 412
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Some of the words may be incorrectly translated or mistyped. Look at the list: Available language pairs. EUdict is online since May 9, 2005 and English<>Croatian dictionary on tkuzmic.com since June 16, 2003.

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