lag, dawdle, fall back, fall behind
hang (back) or fall (behind) in movement, progress, development, etc.
lam into, tear into, lace into, pitch into, lay into
hit violently, as in an attack
land, put down, bring down
cause to come to the ground; "the pilot managed to land the airplane safely"
lap, lap up, lick
take up with the tongue; "The cat lapped up the milk"; "the cub licked the milk from its mother's breast"
last out, stay, ride out, outride
hang on during a trial of endurance; "ride out the storm"
take hold of or attach to; "The biochip latches onto the genes"
lay down, establish, make
institute, enact, or establish; "make laws"
provide a detailed plan or design; "She laid out her plans for the new house"
spend or invest; "lay out thousands on gold"; "he laid out a fortune in the hope of making a huge profit"
lay over, stop over
interrupt a journey temporarily, e.g., overnight; "We had to stop over in Venezuela on our flight back from Brazil"
lay, put down, repose
put in a horizontal position; "lay the books on the table"; "lay the patient carefully onto the bed"
leak, leak out
be leaked; "The news leaked out despite his secrecy"
lean on, rest on, lean against
rest on for support; "you can lean on me if you get tired"
leap out, jump out, jump, stand out, stick out
be highly noticeable
leap out, rush out, sally out, burst forth
jump out from a hiding place and surprise (someone); "The attackers leapt out from the bushes"
learn, hear, get word, get wind, pick up, find out, get a line, discover, see
get to know or become aware of, usually accidentally; "I learned that she has two grown-up children"; "I see that you have been promoted"
leave office, quit, step down, resign
give up or retire from a position; "The Secretary of the Navy will leave office next month"; "The chairman resigned over the financial scandal"
leave, allow for, allow, provide
make a possibility or provide opportunity for; permit to be attainable or cause to remain; "This leaves no room for improvement"; "The evidence allows only one conclusion"; "allow for mistakes"; "leave lots of time for the trip"; "This procedure provides for lots of leeway"
leave, go forth, go away
go away from a place; "At what time does your train leave?"; "She didn't leave until midnight"; "The ship leaves at midnight"
let out, widen
make (clothes) larger; "Let out that dress--I gained a lot of weight"
level, raze, rase, dismantle, tear down, take down, pull down
tear down so as to make flat with the ground; "The building was levelled"
lie down, lie
assume a reclining position; "lie down on the bed until you feel better"
ignite; "The sky lit up quickly above the raging volcano"
start to burn with a bright flame; "The coal in the BBQ grill finally lit up"
light up, fire up, light
begin to smoke; "After the meal, some of the diners lit up"
light, illume, illumine, light up, illuminate
make lighter or brighter; "This lamp lightens the room a bit"
lighten, lighten up
become lighter; "The room lightened up"
lighten, lighten up, buoy up
become more cheerful; "after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"
lighten, lighten up, buoy up
make more cheerful; "the conversation lightened me up a bit"
limber up, warm up, loosen up
make one's body limber or suppler by stretching, as if to prepare for strenuous physical activity
limber, limber up
attach the limber; "limber a cannon"
form a line; "The buildings all line up neatly"
take one's position before a kick-off
line up, get hold, come up, find
get something or somebody for a specific purpose; "I found this gadget that will serve as a bottle opener"; "I got hold of these tools to fix our plumbing"; "The chairman got hold of a secretary on Friday night to type the urgent letter"
line up, queue up, queue
form a queue, form a line, stand in line; "Customers lined up in front of the store"
liquidate, pay off
eliminate by paying off (debts)
live in, sleep in
live in the house where one works; "our babysitter lives in, as it is too far to commute for her"
live it up
enjoy oneself; "it's your birthday, so let's live it up!"
live out one's life; live to the end
live out, sleep out
work in a house where one does not live; "our cook lives out; he can easily commute from his home"
load, lade, laden, load up
fill or place a load on; "load a car"; "load the truck with hay"
locate, turn up
discover the location of; determine the place of; find by searching or examining; "Can you locate your cousins in the Midwest?"; "My search turned up nothing"
lock in, lock away, lock, put away, shut up, shut away, lock up
place in a place where something cannot be removed or someone cannot escape; "The parents locked her daughter up for the weekend"; "She locked her jewels in the safe"
lock in, seal in
close with or as if with a tight seal; "This vacuum pack locks in the flavor!"
prevent employees from working during a strike
secure by locking; "lock up the house before you go on vacation"
log in, log on, log-in
enter a computer; "Have you logged in lately?"
log out, log off
exit a computer; "Please log off before you go home"
loiter, lounge, footle, lollygag, loaf, lallygag, hang around, mess about, tarry, linger, lurk, mill about, mill around
be about; "The high school students like to loiter in the Central Square"; "Who is this man that is hanging around the department?"
keep under careful scrutiny; "Keep an eye on this prisoner!"
look back, look backward
look towards one's back; "don't look back while you walk"
look down on
regard with contempt; "the new neighbor looks down on us because our house is very modest"
to protect someone's interests; "A man's gotta look out for his family"
turn one's interests or expectations towards; "look to the future"; "this method looks to significant wavings"
lord it over, queen it over, put on airs, act superior
act like the master of; "He is lording it over the students"
lower, take down, let down, get down, bring down
move something or somebody to a lower position; "take down the vase from the shelf"
luck out, hit the jackpot
succeed by luck; "I lucked out and found the last parking spot in the lot"
lull, calm down
become quiet or less intensive; "the fighting lulled for a moment"
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