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cheater

cheater  n.— «“Guitarists who use capos are cheating and using them as a crutch.” “OK… once and for all… lots of guys used to call them ‘cheaters.’ It was just slang. They didn’t necessarily mean the players were...

God’s number

God’s number  n.— «But perhaps the most difficult challenge in cubing, and the one that has attracted the interest of Northeastern University researchers, is the attempt to determine the minimum number of moves it would take to solve the...

whoop

whoop  n.— «Like all BMX tracks, it’s designed with a series of wave-like bumps (whoops), banked corners (burms), bumps and jumps to challenge the skills of a biker. Bill Gilles, acting president of the Newmarket BMX Club, calls one...

amygdala hijack

amygdala hijack  n.— «How we deal with stress, challenge and conflict has roots deep in human evolution. The problem: In times of great stress or crisis, our limbic brains literally take over the rest of the brain. In the emotional...

mad dogging

mad dogging  n.— «Hernandez said Ryan Concepcion was in a car when Ortega stepped in front to force the driver to stop, and the two men stared hard at each other. Such an act, called “mad dogging” in gang parlance, is considered a...

compassion club

compassion club  n.— «The society is one of two organizations in Victoria, and others worldwide, commonly called compassion clubs. These operations supply marijuana for use as medicine to people who show proof of a longstanding incurable...