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1[with object] Have sexual intercourse with.
An act of sexual intercourse or masturbation.
Expressing anger, annoyance, or contempt.
Spend time doing unimportant or trivial things.
Late Middle English: of unknown origin. The original sense was ‘move restlessly, wriggle’, later ‘rub, chafe’, hence ‘masturbate’ (late 17th century).
- old-fashioned spelling of fridge
- ‘Not really all that hungry, Jess grabbed a beer from the frig and switched on the TV.’
- ‘Daren sighed as he walked over to the frig and got some jam and other stuff out and sighed again.’
- ‘‘I have soda in the frig,’ Joanne politely offered her guests.’
- ‘Taking one of sandwiches I closed the frig and stuffed it in my mouth.’
- ‘Sakura figured it was ok if she took a little something from the frig.’
- ‘Either the water inlet valve in the back of the frig is allowing water to seep past it even when its turned off.’
- ‘As that is getting ready I open my frig and pull out a piece of strawberry shortcake.’
- ‘I opened the frig to get the peanut butter and jelly for my sandwich.’
- ‘Jocelyn came over and slammed the refrigerator door with Nova's head still in the frig.’
- ‘I went into the frig and started to make myself a sandwich for lunch when Flash stumbled into the kitchen.’
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