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English noun: GAD

1. GAD (state) an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic free-floating anxiety and such symptoms as tension or sweating or trembling or lightheadedness or irritability etc that has lasted for more than six months

Synonymsanxiety reaction, generalized anxiety disorder

Broader (hypernym)anxiety disorder

2. gad (artifact) a sharp prod fixed to a rider's heel and used to urge a horse onward

SamplesCowboys know not to squat with their spurs on.


Broader (hypernym)goad, prod

Part holonymrowel

Part meronymboot

English verb: gad

1. gad (motion) wander aimlessly in search of pleasure

Synonymsgallivant, jazz around

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)cast, drift, ramble, range, roam, roll, rove, stray, swan, tramp, vagabond, wander

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