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English noun: pall

1. pall (feeling) a sudden numbing dread


Broader (hypernym)apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread

2. pall (artifact) burial garment in which a corpse is wrapped

Synonymscerement, shroud, winding-clothes, winding-sheet

Broader (hypernym)burial garment

3. pall (artifact) hanging cloth used as a blind (especially for a window)

Synonymscurtain, drape, drapery, mantle

Broader (hypernym)blind, furnishing, screen

Narrower (hyponym)drop, drop cloth, drop curtain, festoon, frontal, portiere, shower curtain, theater curtain, theatre curtain

Part holonymeyehole, eyelet

English verb: pall

1. pall (change) become less interesting or attractive


Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

2. pall (emotion) cause to lose courage

SamplesDashed by the refusal.

Synonymsdash, daunt, frighten away, frighten off, scare, scare away, scare off

Pattern of useSomething ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)intimidate, restrain

3. pall (contact) cover with a pall

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)cover

4. pall (consumption) cause surfeit through excess though initially pleasing

SamplesToo much spicy food cloyed his appetite.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fill, replete, sate, satiate

5. pall (change) cause to become flat

SamplesPall the beer.

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Causebecome flat, die, pall

6. pall (change) lose sparkle or bouquet

SamplesWine and beer can pall.

Synonymsbecome flat, die

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)change

7. pall (change) lose strength or effectiveness; become or appear boring, insipid, or tiresome (to)

SamplesThe course palled on her.

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)weaken

8. pall (body) lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

SamplesI'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food.

Synonymsfatigue, jade, tire, weary

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)degenerate, deteriorate, devolve, drop

Narrower (hyponym)conk out, peter out, poop out, retire, run down, run out, withdraw

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