1. angling by drawing a baited line through the water

    Synonyms : trolling
    Type Of : angling
  2. a partsong in which voices follow each other; one voice starts and others join in one after another until all are singing different parts of the song at the same time

    Synonyms : round
    Type Of : partsong
  3. a fisherman's lure that is used in trolling

    Type Of : fish lure, fisherman's lure
    Examples :
    • he used a spinner as his troll
  4. angle with a hook and line drawn through the water

    Type Of : angle
  5. cause to move round and round

    Type Of : wheel, roll
    Examples :
    • The child trolled her hoop
  6. circulate, move around

    Type Of : circle
  7. praise or celebrate in song

    Type Of : praise
    Examples :
    • All tongues shall troll you
  8. (Scandanavian folklore) a supernatural creature (either a dwarf or a giant) that is supposed to live in caves or in the mountains

    Type Of : mythical creature, mythical monster
  9. sing loudly and without inhibition

    Type Of : sing
  10. sing the parts of (a round) in succession

    Type Of : sing
  11. speak or recite rapidly or in a rolling voice

    Type Of : utter, verbalise, verbalize, mouth, speak, talk


  1. an event resulting in great loss and misfortune

    Synonyms : calamity, cataclysm, catastrophe, disaster
    Type Of : misfortune, bad luck
  2. drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity

    Antonyms : comedy
    Type Of : drama


  1. an assembly (including one or more judges) to conduct judicial business

    Synonyms : court, judicature
    Type Of : assembly


  1. twist together or entwine into a confusing mass

    Synonyms : entangle, mat, snarl
    Type Of : twist, distort, twine
    Examples :
    • The child entangled the cord
  2. something jumbled or confused

    Synonyms : maze, snarl
    Type Of : perplexity
    Examples :
    • a tangle of government regulations
  3. disarrange or rumple; dishevel

    Synonyms : dishevel, tousle
    Type Of : disarrange
  4. force into some kind of situation, condition, or course of action

    Synonyms : drag, drag in, embroil, sweep, sweep up
    Type Of : involve
  5. tangle or complicate

    Synonyms : knot, ravel
    Type Of : interlace, enlace, twine, entwine, lace, intertwine
  6. a twisted and tangled mass that is highly interwoven

    Type Of : natural object
    Examples :
    • they carved their way through the tangle of vines


  1. highly complex or intricate and occasionally devious

    Synonyms : byzantine, convoluted, involved, knotty, tortuous
    Examples :
    • Oh, what a tangled web we weave
  2. in a confused mass

    Antonyms : untangled
    Examples :
    • pushed back her tangled hair
    • the tangled ropes


  1. consisting of or derived from tradition

    Antonyms : nontraditional
    Examples :
    • traditional history
    • traditional morality
  2. pertaining to time-honored orthodox doctrines

    Examples :
    • the simple security of traditional assumptions has vanished


  1. lacking excess flesh

    Synonyms : lean
    Antonyms : fat
    Examples :
    • you can't be too rich or too thin
  2. not dense

    Synonyms : sparse
    Examples :
    • a thin beard
  3. take off weight

    Synonyms : melt off, reduce, slenderize, slim, slim down
    Type Of : turn, change state
  4. lacking substance or significance

    Synonyms : flimsy, fragile, slight, tenuous
    Examples :
    • a thin plot
  5. without viscosity

    Synonyms : thinly
    Examples :
    • the blood was flowing thin
  6. lessen the strength or flavor of a solution or mixture

    Synonyms : cut, dilute, reduce, thin out
    Type Of : weaken
  7. very narrow

    Synonyms : slender
    Examples :
    • a thin line across the page
  8. lacking spirit or sincere effort

    Examples :
    • a thin smile
  9. lose thickness; become thin or thinner

    Antonyms : thicken
    Type Of : turn, change state
  10. make thin or thinner

    Antonyms : thicken
    Type Of : trim down, trim back, reduce, cut down, cut back, trim, bring down, cut
  11. of relatively small extent from one surface to the opposite or in cross section

    Antonyms : thick
    Examples :
    • thin wire
    • a thin chiffon blouse
    • a thin book
    • a thin layer of paint
  12. (of sound) lacking resonance or volume

    Antonyms : full
    Examples :
    • a thin feeble cry
  13. relatively thin in consistency or low in density; not viscous

    Antonyms : thick
    Examples :
    • air is thin at high altitudes
    • a thin soup
    • skimmed milk is much thinner than whole milk
    • thin oil


  1. understand, usually after some initial difficulty

    Synonyms : catch on, cotton on, get it, get onto, get wise, latch on, twig
    Type Of : compass, dig, grasp, grok, comprehend, get the picture, savvy, apprehend
  2. fall down, as if collapsing

    Synonyms : topple
    Type Of : descend, fall, come down, go down
    Examples :
    • The tower of the World Trade Center tumbled after the plane hit it
  3. cause to topple or tumble by pushing

    Synonyms : tip, topple
    Type Of : force, push
  4. fly around

    Synonyms : whirl, whirl around
    Type Of : move
    Examples :
    • The clothes tumbled in the dryer
  5. a sudden drop from an upright position

    Synonyms : fall, spill
    Type Of : slip, trip
  6. fall apart

    Synonyms : break down, collapse, crumble, crumple
    Type Of : change integrity
  7. an acrobatic feat of rolling or turning end over end

    Type Of : acrobatic stunt, acrobatic feat
  8. do gymnastics, roll and turn skillfully

    Type Of : work out, exercise
  9. fall suddenly and sharply

    Type Of : drop
    Examples :
    • Prices tumbled after the devaluation of the currency
  10. put clothes in a tumbling barrel, where they are whirled about in hot air, usually with the purpose of drying

    Type Of : toss
    Examples :
    • Wash in warm water and tumble dry
  11. roll over and over, back and forth

    Type Of : roll over
  12. suffer a sudden downfall, overthrow, or defeat

    Type Of : decline, worsen
  13. throw together in a confused mass

    Type Of : scramble, jumble, throw together
    Examples :
    • They tumbled the teams with no apparent pattern


  1. fall down, as if collapsing

    Synonyms : tumble
    Type Of : fall, come down, go down, descend
  2. cause to topple or tumble by pushing

    Synonyms : tip, tumble
    Type Of : force, push

take in

  1. serve oneself to, or consume regularly

    Synonyms : consume, have, ingest, take
  2. fool or hoax

    Synonyms : befool, cod, dupe, fool, gull, put on, put one across, put one over, slang
    Type Of : lead astray, betray, deceive
  3. call for and obtain payment of

    Synonyms : collect
    Type Of : take
  4. fold up

    Synonyms : gather in
    Type Of : roll up, furl
    Examples :
    • take in the sails
  5. see or watch

    Synonyms : catch, see, view, watch
    Type Of : watch
  6. take up mentally

    Synonyms : absorb, assimilate, ingest
    Type Of : acquire, larn, learn
  7. hear, usually without the knowledge of the speakers

    Synonyms : catch, overhear
    Type Of : hear
  8. earn on some commercial or business transaction; earn as salary or wages

    Synonyms : bring in, clear, earn, gain, make, pull in, realise, realize
    Type Of : acquire, get
  9. take into one's family

    Synonyms : adopt
    Type Of : take
  10. accept

    Synonyms : take up
    Type Of : receive, have
  11. suck or take up or in

    Synonyms : absorb
  12. take in, also metaphorically

    Synonyms : absorb, draw, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck, suck up, take up
  13. express willingness to have in one's home or environs

    Synonyms : invite, receive
  14. take up as if with a sponge

    Synonyms : sop up, suck in, take up
    Type Of : consume, take, have, ingest
  15. make (clothes) smaller

    Antonyms : let out
    Type Of : change, vary, alter
    Examples :
    • Please take in this skirt--I've lost weight
  16. provide with shelter

    Type Of : house, domiciliate, put up
  17. visit for entertainment

    Type Of : see, visit
    Examples :
    • take in the sights