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Put oneself to strenuous effort, as in We exerted ourselves mightily to raise funds. [First half of 1700s]
THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
Do you know the difference between everyday US and UK terminology? Test yourself with this quiz on words that differ across the Atlantic.
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby exert oneself
exergonic, exergue, exert, exertainment, exertion, exert oneself, Exeter, exeunt, exeunt omnes, ex facie, ex facto
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