ita palm

noun
variants: or less commonly eta palm \ˈētə-\

Definition of ita palm

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Origin and Etymology of ita palm

of Arawakan origin; akin to Arawak (Guiana) ité ita palm, Baniva itéui


call it a day/night

Definition of call it a day/night

:to stop an activity (such as work) for the remainder of the day or night
  • We've done enough work for now: let's call it a day.
  • It's getting late. I think we should call it a night.

Word by Word Definitions

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling

day play
  1. : the time of light between one night and the next

  2. : daylight

  3. : daytime

night play
  1. : the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

  2. : an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

  3. : an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. : of, relating to, or associated with the night

  2. : intended for use at night

  3. : existing, occurring, or functioning at night


call it a night

Definition of call it a night

:to go home or go to bed at the present time
  • I'm exhausted. I'm calling it a night.

Word by Word Definitions

call play
  1. : to speak in a loud distinct voice so as to be heard at a distance : shout

  2. : to make a request or demand

  3. : to utter a characteristic note or cry

  1. : an act of calling with the voice : shout

  2. : an imitation of the cry of a bird or other animal made to attract it

  3. : an instrument used for calling

night play
  1. : the time from dusk to dawn when no sunlight is visible

  2. : an evening or night taken as an occasion or point of time

  3. : an evening set aside for a particular purpose

  1. : of, relating to, or associated with the night

  2. : intended for use at night

  3. : existing, occurring, or functioning at night


give it a go

Definition of give it a go

:to try doing something
  • She's been thinking about learning to fly for many years, and she's finally decided to give it a go.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

go play
  1. : to move on a course : proceed — compare stop

  2. : to move out of or away from a place expressed or implied : leave, depart

  3. : to take a certain course or follow a certain procedure

  1. : the act or manner of going

  2. : the height of fashion : rage

  3. : an often unexpected turn of affairs : occurrence

  1. : functioning properly : being in good and ready condition

  1. : a game played between two players who alternately place black and white stones on a board checkered by 19 vertical lines and 19 horizontal lines in an attempt to enclose the larger area on the board


give it a rest

Definition of give it a rest

informal
used to tell someone to stop talking about something
  • Oh, give it a rest! I don't want to hear it.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

rest play
  1. : repose, sleep

  2. : freedom from activity or labor

  3. : a state of motionlessness or inactivity

  1. : to get rest by lying down

  2. : to lie dead

  3. : to cease from action or motion : refrain from labor or exertion

  1. : a projection or attachment on the side of the breastplate of medieval armor for supporting the butt of a lance

  1. : something that remains over : remainder


give it a stab

Definition of give it a stab

:to try to do something
  • If you can't get it to work, I'll give it a stab.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

stab play
  1. : a wound produced by a pointed object or weapon

  2. : a thrust of a pointed weapon

  3. : a jerky thrust

  1. : to wound or pierce by the thrust of a pointed object or weapon

  2. : thrust, drive

  3. : to thrust or give a wound with or as if with a pointed weapon


make it a point to (do something)

Definition of make it a point to (do something)

:to give one's attention to (doing something) to make sure that it happens
  • She makes it a point to treat her employees fairly.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

point play
  1. : an individual detail : item

  2. : a distinguishing detail

  3. : the most important essential in a discussion or matter

  1. : to furnish with a point : sharpen

  2. : to give added force, emphasis, or piquancy to

  3. : to scratch out the old mortar from the joints of (something, such as a brick wall) and fill in with new material

do play
  1. : to bring to pass : carry out

  2. : put

  3. : perform, execute

  1. : fuss, ado

  2. : deed, duty

  3. : a festive get-together : affair, party

  1. : the first tone of the major scale in solfège

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective


make it a rule

Definition of make it a rule

:to always do (a specified act)
  • They make it a rule to treat everyone fairly.

Word by Word Definitions

make play
  1. : behave, act

  2. : to begin or seem to begin (an action)

  3. : to cause to happen to or be experienced by someone

  1. : the manner or style in which a thing is constructed

  2. : brand

  3. : the physical, mental, or moral constitution of a person

rule play
  1. : a prescribed guide for conduct or action

  2. : the laws or regulations prescribed by the founder of a religious order for observance by its members

  3. : an accepted procedure, custom, or habit

  1. : to exert control, direction, or influence on

  2. : to exercise control over especially by curbing or restraining

  3. : to exercise authority or power over often harshly or arbitrarily


you could cut it with a knife

Definition of you could cut it with a knife

used to say that something is very strong or intense
  • The excitement/tension in the room was so thick you could cut it with a knife.

Word by Word Definitions

you play
  1. : the one or ones being addressed — compare thee, thou, ye, your, yours

  2. : one

could play
  1. : past tense of can

  2. used in auxiliary function in the past, in the past conditional, and as an alternative to can suggesting less force or certainty or as a polite form in the present

cut play
  1. : to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

  2. : to hurt the feelings of

  3. : to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. : a product of cutting: such as

  2. : an opening made with an edged instrument

  3. : a wound made by something sharp : gash

  1. : marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

knife play
  1. : a cutting instrument consisting of a sharp blade fastened to a handle

  2. : a weapon or tool resembling a knife

  3. : a sharp cutting blade or tool in a machine

  1. : to use a knife on

  2. : to cut, mark, or spread with a knife

  3. : to try to defeat by underhanded means


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