1. the act of diluting something

    Synonyms : cutting
    Type Of : dilution
    Examples :
    • the thinning of paint with turpentine


  1. someone who plays practical jokes on others

    Synonyms : cut-up, hoaxer, practical joker, prankster, tricker
    Type Of : mischief-maker, bad hat, trouble maker, troublemaker, troubler
  2. someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

    Synonyms : beguiler, cheat, cheater, deceiver, slicker
    Type Of : offender, wrongdoer
  3. a mischievous supernatural being found in the folklore of many primitive people; sometimes distinguished by prodigious biological drives and exaggerated bodily parts

    Type Of : spiritual being, supernatural being


  1. pouring in abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential rains
  2. resembling a torrent in force and abundance

    Examples :
    • torrential applause
    • torrential abuse
    • the torrential facility and fecundity characteristic of his style
  3. relating to or resulting from the action of a torrent

    Examples :
    • torrential erosion
    • torrential adaptations seen in some aquatic forms

tie down

  1. secure with or as if with ropes

    Synonyms : bind, tie up, truss
    Type Of : constrain, confine, hold, restrain
    Examples :
    • tie down the prisoners
  2. restrain from independence by an obligation

    Type Of : hold, bind, oblige, obligate


  1. someone who is being trained

    Type Of : novice, tiro, tyro, initiate, beginner


  1. a brass musical instrument with a brilliant tone; has a narrow tube and a flared bell and is played by means of valves

    Synonyms : cornet, horn, trump
    Type Of : brass, brass instrument
  2. play or blow on the trumpet

    Type Of : play
  3. proclaim on, or as if on, a trumpet

    Type Of : exclaim, proclaim, promulgate
    Examples :
    • Liberals like to trumpet their opposition to the death penalty
  4. utter in trumpet-like sounds

    Type Of : emit, utter, let loose, let out
    Examples :
    • Elephants are trumpeting


  1. carry with difficulty

    Synonyms : lug, tug
    Type Of : carry, transport
  2. a capacious bag or basket

    Synonyms : carryall, holdall, tote bag
    Type Of : bag


  1. productive work (especially physical work done for wages)

    Synonyms : labor, labour
    Type Of : work
  2. work hard

    Synonyms : dig, drudge, fag, grind, labor, labour, moil, travail
    Type Of : do work, work


  1. a person who changes location

    Synonyms : traveler
    Type Of : mortal, soul, individual, person, someone, somebody


  1. psychologically painful

    Examples :
    • few experiences are more traumatic than losing a child
  2. of or relating to a physical injury or wound to the body