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international organization that provides a support group for persons trying to overcome alcoholism AA , Alcoholics Anonymous
(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit at-bat , bat
(football) the player who is carrying (and trying to advance) the ball on an offensive play ball carrier
ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs baseball , baseball game
naval battle in World War II (1944); a decisive naval victory for the United States fleet over the Japanese who were trying to block supplies from reaching American troops on Leyte battle of the Philippine Sea , Philippine Sea
famous battle in 480 BC; a Greek army under Leonidas was annihilated by the Persians who were trying to conquer Greece battle of Thermopylae , Thermopylae
United States railroad engineer who died trying to stop his train from crashing into another train; a friend wrote a famous ballad describing the incident (1864-1900) Casey Jones , John Luther Jones , Jones
person who is pursuing and trying to overtake or capture chaser , pursuer
game played with a ball and bat by two teams of 11 players; teams take turns trying to score runs cricket
patron saint of shoemakers; he and his brother were martyred for trying to spread Christianity (3rd century) Crispin , Saint Crispin , St. Crispin
(sports) the team that is trying to prevent the other team from scoring defence , defending team , defense
favor, trying to win fawning , ingratiating , obsequious , servile , sycophantic , unctuous
please, trying hard to fawning , obsequious , servile , sycophantic , toadying , unctuous
(engineering) act or technique of trying to control rivers with dams etc to minimize occurrence of floods flood control
one trying to escape the law fugitive
someone who is sought by law officers; someone trying to elude justice fugitive , fugitive from justice
(Greek mythology) priestess of Aphrodite who killed herself when her lover Leander drowned while trying to swim the Hellespont to see her Hero
United States labor leader who was president of the Teamsters Union; he was jailed for trying to bribe a judge and later disappeared and is assumed to have been murdered (1913-1975) Hoffa , James Riddle Hoffa , Jimmy Hoffa
copying (or trying to copy) the actions of someone else imitation
(rugby) knocking the ball forward while trying to catch it (a foul) knock on
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