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spell (n):
a verbal formula believed to have magical force
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he whispered a spell as he moved his hands.
inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

Related Words: charm
spell (n):
a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation
Related Words: enchantmenttrance
spell (v):
place under a spell
spell (n):
a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition
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he was here for a little while.
I need to rest for a piece.
a spell of good weather.
a patch of bad weather
spell (n):
a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else)
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it's my go.
a spell of work

Related Word: go
spell (v):
take turns working
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the workers spell every four hours
spell (v):
indicate or signify
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I'm afraid this spells trouble!
Related Word: import
spell (v):
orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of
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How do you spell this word?
We had to spell out our names for the police officer
spell (v):
write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word)
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He spelled the word wrong in this letter
spell (v):
relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn
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She spelled her husband at the wheel
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