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measure off

  
, out  
      vb   tr, adv   to determine the limits of; mark out  
to measure off an area     
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measure  
      n  
1    the extent, quantity, amount, or degree of something, as determined by measurement or calculation  
2    a device for measuring distance, volume, etc., such as a graduated scale or container  
3    a system of measurement  
give the size in metric measure     
4    a standard used in a system of measurements  
the international prototype kilogram is the measure of mass in SI units     
5    a specific or standard amount of something  
a measure of grain, short measure, full measure     
6    a basis or standard for comparison  
his work was the measure of all subsequent attempts     
7    reasonable or permissible limit or bounds  
we must keep it within measure     
8    degree or extent (often in phrases such as in some measure, in a measure, etc.)  
they gave him a measure of freedom     
9    often pl   a particular action intended to achieve an effect  
they took measures to prevent his leaving     
10    a legislative bill, act, or resolution  
to bring in a measure     
11      (Music)      another word for       bar   1       15a  
12      (Prosody)   poetic rhythm or cadence; metre  
13    a metrical foot  
14    Poetic   a melody or tune  
15    the act of measuring; measurement  
16    Archaic   a dance  
17      (Printing)   the width of a page or column of type  
18    for good measure   as an extra precaution or beyond requirements  
19    get the measure of or get someone's measure   to assess the nature, character, quality, etc., of someone or something  
20    made to measure   (of clothes) made to fit an individual purchaser  
      vb  
21    tr; often foll by: up   to determine the size, amount, etc., of by measurement  
22    intr   to make a measurement or measurements  
23    tr   to estimate or determine  
I measured his strength to be greater than mine     
24    tr   to function as a measurement of  
the ohm measures electrical resistance     
25    tr   to bring into competition or conflict  
he measured his strength against that of his opponent     
26    intr   to be as specified in extent, amount, etc.  
the room measures six feet     
27    tr   to travel or move over as if measuring  
28    tr   to adjust or choose  
he measured his approach to suit the character of his client     
29    intr   to allow or yield to measurement,   (See also)        measure off       measure out       measures       measure up  
     (C13: from Old French, from Latin mensura measure, from mensus, past participle of metiri to measure)  
  measurer      n  


apothecaries' measure  
      n   a system of liquid volume measure used in pharmacy in which 60 minims equal 1 fluid drachm, 8 fluid drachms equal 1 fluid ounce, and 20 fluid ounces equal 1 pint  
board measure  
      n   a system of units for measuring wood based on the board foot. 1980 board feet equal one standard  
circular measure  
      n   the measurement of an angle in radians  
common measure  
      n  
1       another term for       common time  
2    the usual stanza form of a ballad, consisting of four iambic lines rhyming a b c b or a b a b  
cubic measure  
      n   a system of units for the measurement of volumes, based on the cubic inch, the cubic centimetre, etc.  
dry measure  
      n   a unit or a system of units for measuring dry goods, such as fruit, grains, etc.  
half measure  
      n   often pl   an inadequate measure  
linear measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for the measurement of length,   (Also called)    long measure  
liquid measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring volumes of liquids or their containers  
long measure  
      n      another name for       linear measure  
measure off   , out  
      vb   tr, adv   to determine the limits of; mark out  
to measure off an area     
measure out  
      vb   tr, adv  
1    to pour or dole out  
they measure out a pint of fluid     
2    to administer; mete out  
they measured out harsh punishments     
measure up  
      vb  
1    adv   to determine the size of (something) by measurement  
2    measure up to   to fulfil (expectations, standards, etc.)  
square measure  
      n   a unit or system of units for measuring areas  
struck measure  
      n   a measure of grain, etc., in which the contents are made level with the top of the container rather than being heaped  
surveyor's measure  
      n   the system of measurement based on the chain (66 feet) as a unit  
tape measure  
      n   a tape or length of metal marked off in inches, centimetres, etc., used principally for measuring and fitting garments,   (Also called (esp. U.S.))    tapeline  

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measure off

  
  
circumscribe, delimit, demarcate, determine, fix, lay down, limit, mark out, pace out  

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measure  
      n  
1    allotment, allowance, amount, amplitude, capacity, degree, extent, magnitude, portion, proportion, quantity, quota, range, ration, reach, scope, share, size  
2    gauge, metre, rule, scale, yardstick  
3    method, standard, system  
4    criterion, example, model, norm, par, standard, test, touchstone, yardstick  
5    bounds, control, limit, limitation, moderation, restraint  
6    act, action, course, deed, expedient, manoeuvre, means, procedure, proceeding, step  
7    act, bill, enactment, law, resolution, statute  
8    beat, cadence, foot, metre, rhythm, verse  
9    for good measure      as a bonus, besides, in addition, into the bargain, to boot  
      vb  
10    appraise, assess, calculate, calibrate, compute, determine, estimate, evaluate, gauge, judge, mark out, quantify, rate, size, sound, survey, value, weigh  
11    adapt, adjust, calculate, choose, fit, judge, tailor  


measure off     
circumscribe, delimit, demarcate, determine, fix, lay down, limit, mark out, pace out  
measure out     
allot, apportion, assign, deal out, dispense, distribute, divide, divvy up     (informal)   dole out, issue, mete out, parcel out, pour out, share out  
measure up (to)     
be adequate, be capable, be equal to, be fit, be suitable, be suited, come up to scratch     (informal)   come up to standard, compare, cut the mustard     (U.S. slang)   equal, fit or fill the bill, fulfil the expectations, make the grade     (informal)   match, meet, rival  

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exp.
telling someone to fight you."do sth !"
[Slang]
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
o.
Cyber extremism is resorting any measure of imposing predetermined ideology using any online platform, beyond the norms of existing common social way of life
[Leg.];[Tech.] basis of cyber terrorism
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
Extreme and undesirable circumstances or situations can only be resolved by resorting to equally extreme and radical actions
The prime minister stated: 'Drastic times call for drastic measures' in order to justify the extremely unpopular austerity actions introduced by the government during the recession
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
v.
talk incessantly ; be very talkative/voluble ; be a chatterbox
[UK] [informal] Ex: When it comes to Pink Floyd, his all-time favorite band, he can talk the hind legs off a donkey!
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