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English noun: pall

1. pall (feeling) a sudden numbing dread


Synonymschill


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


Synonymsdull


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.


Synonymscloy


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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