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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To bring into equilibrium with something else.

Usage examples (35)
  • Noun : to show poise in company. ,intellectual poise. ,the poise of the tides. ,the poise of a bird in the air
  • Verb (used with object) : to poise a spear. ,She walked, carefully poising a water jug on her head
  • The viscosity of water at room temperature is about 0.01 poises.
  • “The hawk poises herself”: Richards, Portal of Hungerford, pp. for more
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