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action

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1 something done by someone
  • Judge people by their actions, not by their words.
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2 the unfolding of events in a dramatic or literary work
  • The mystery writer displays a sure hand in managing the novel's complicated but never incoherent action.
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3 a court case for enforcing a right or claim
  • The man filed an action in district court.
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4 active fighting during the course of a war
  • The battalion saw action soon after it arrived.
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5 actions plural the way or manner in which one conducts oneself
  • Observing the actions of mice in various controlled settings helps scientists understand the effects of certain drugs.
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6 readiness to engage in daring or difficult activity
  • The wilderness was tamed by men and women of action.
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