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  • 1VALER — (Del lat. valere, estar sano.) ► verbo intransitivo 1 Ser una cosa útil para algo: ■ esta masa no vale para hacer el pastel. SINÓNIMO servir 2 Ser una cosa válida: ■ ese certificado no vale porque le falta el sello. ► verbo transitivo 3 Tener una …

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  • 2valer — (Del lat. valere, estar sano.) ► verbo intransitivo 1 Ser una cosa útil para algo: ■ esta masa no vale para hacer el pastel. SINÓNIMO servir 2 Ser una cosa válida: ■ ese certificado no vale porque le falta el sello. ► verbo transitivo 3 Tener una …

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  • 3go to pot — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be ruined; become bad; be destroyed. * /Mr. Jones health has gone to pot./ * /The motel business went to pot when the new highway was built./ Compare: GO TO WRACK AND RUIN, GO TO THE DOGS …

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  • 4melting pot — {n. phr.} A country where different nationalities mingle and mix with the result that, in the second generation, most people speak the main language of the country and behave like the majority. * /It is no longer considered entirely true that the …

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  • 5pot — See: GO TO POT …

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  • 6pot call the kettle black — {informal} The person who is criticizing someone else is as guilty as the person he accuses; the charge is as true of the person who makes it as of the one he makes it against. * /When the commissioner accused the road builder of bribery, the… …

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  • 7watched pot never boils — If you watch or wait for something to get done or to happen, it seems to take forever. A proverb. * /Jane was nine months pregnant and Tom hovered over her anxiously. She said, You might as well go away and play some golf. A watched pot never… …

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  • 8go to pot — {v. phr.}, {informal} To be ruined; become bad; be destroyed. * /Mr. Jones health has gone to pot./ * /The motel business went to pot when the new highway was built./ Compare: GO TO WRACK AND RUIN, GO TO THE DOGS …

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  • 9melting pot — {n. phr.} A country where different nationalities mingle and mix with the result that, in the second generation, most people speak the main language of the country and behave like the majority. * /It is no longer considered entirely true that the …

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  • 10pot — See: GO TO POT …

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  • 11pot call the kettle black — {informal} The person who is criticizing someone else is as guilty as the person he accuses; the charge is as true of the person who makes it as of the one he makes it against. * /When the commissioner accused the road builder of bribery, the… …

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  • 12watched pot never boils — If you watch or wait for something to get done or to happen, it seems to take forever. A proverb. * /Jane was nine months pregnant and Tom hovered over her anxiously. She said, You might as well go away and play some golf. A watched pot never… …

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  • 13Chimney pot — Chimney Chim ney, n.; pl. {Chimneys}. [F. chemin[ e]e, LL. caminata, fr. L. caminus furnace, fireplace, Gr. ? furnace, oven.] 1. A fireplace or hearth. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh. [1913 Webster] 2. That part of a building which contains the smoke… …

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  • 14coffee-pot — cof fee pot, coffeepot cof fee*pot, n. 1. A covered pot in which coffee is prepared, or is brought upon the table for drinking. [1913 Webster] 2. a tall pot in which coffee is brewed, especially one in which the heating of the water is… …

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  • 15dash-pot — dashpot dash pot , dash pot dash pot(d[a^]sh p[o^]t ), n. (Mach.) a mechanical damping device containing a piston that moves in a fluid filled chamber to serve as a pneumatic or hydraulic cushion for a falling weight, as in the valve gear of a… …

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  • 16Fining pot — Fining Fin ing, n. 1. The act of imposing a fin?. [1913 Webster] 2. The process of fining or refining; clarification; also (Metal.), the conversion of cast iron into suitable for puddling, in a hearth or charcoal fire. [1913 Webster] 3. That… …

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  • 17Fire pot — Fire Fire (f[imac]r), n. [OE. fir, fyr, fur AS. f[=y]r; akin to D. vuur, OS. & OHG. fiur, G. feuer, Icel. f[=y]ri, f[=u]rr, Gr. py^r, and perh. to L. purus pure, E. pure Cf. {Empyrean}, {Pyre}.] 1. The evolution of light and heat in the… …

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  • 18Fish pot — Fish Fish, n.; pl. {Fishes} (f[i^]sh [e^]z), or collectively, {Fish}. [OE. fisch, fisc, fis, AS. fisc; akin to D. visch, OS. & OHG. fisk, G. fisch, Icel. fiskr, Sw. & Dan. fisk, Goth. fisks, L. piscis, Ir. iasg. Cf. {Piscatorial}. In some cases,… …

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  • 19Garden pot — Garden Gar den (g[aum]r d n; 277), n. [OE. gardin, OF. gardin, jardin, F. jardin, of German origin; cf. OHG. garto, G. garten; akin to AS. geard. See {Yard} an inclosure.] 1. A piece of ground appropriated to the cultivation of herbs, fruits,… …

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  • 20Gum pot — Gum Gum, n. [OE. gomme, gumme, F. gomme, L. gummi and commis, fr. Gr. ?, prob. from an Egyptian form kam?; cf. It. {gomma}.] 1. A vegetable secretion of many trees or plants that hardens when it exudes, but is soluble in water; as, gum arabic;… …

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