Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Entry: stave (v.)


In context: "Thousands of kilos of padded meat assume four-point stances and chuff at each other, poised to charge and stave."

Definition: 3. transf. trans. To burst in, crush inwards. Chiefly with in.

Other: A different sort of meaning than with what I'm familiar.

SNOOT score: 2

Page: 298
Source: Oxford English Dictionary   

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