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spell

Overview of noun spell

1. enchantment, spell, trance -- (a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation)

2. go, spell, tour, turn -- (a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work")

3. while, piece, spell, patch -- (a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather")

4. spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm -- (a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese")


Overview of verb spell

1. spell, spell out -- (orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer")

2. spell, import -- (indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!")

3. spell, write -- (write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter")

4. spell -- (relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel")

5. spell -- (place under a spell)

6. spell -- (take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours")



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