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motor

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1 a device that changes energy into mechanical motion
  • the device was equipped with a small electrical motor to make the gears spin

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motor

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1 to proceed or move quickly
  • effortlessly motored past the other runners for a first-place finish

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2 to travel by a motorized vehicle
  • motoring along the highway at the speed limit

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The first known use of motor was in 1586

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“Motor.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/motor. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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