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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Lose or lose the right to by some error, offense, or crime.

Usage examples (34)
  • The team will waive its right to a replay of the game despite the unfair calls of the referee.
  • If Ray Whitney and Niclas Wallin waive their no-trade clauses, the Hurricanes will be able to pick up prospects and/or draft picks.
  • Because there are several layers of appeal he can go through if he does not waive, that is our understanding also.
  • Here’s the next one: From July 7 to 31, listings for goods starting under 99 cents again waive the insertion fee. for more
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  • Another word that sounds like waive which means to give away rights to, is wave which is a movement of the hand or a swell of water at the beach.
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