1. To draw a line around; encircle.
2. To limit narrowly; restrict.
3. To determine the limits of; define. See synonyms at limit.
4. a. To enclose (a polygon or polyhedron) within a configuration of lines, curves, or surfaces so that every vertex of the enclosed object is incident on the enclosing configuration. b. To erect (such a configuration) around a polygon or polyhedron: circumscribe a circle around a square.


To relinquish (power or responsibility) formally.


1.Identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives. See synonyms at pity.
2.The attribution of one's own feelings to an object.

self-fulfilling prophecy



1. To pronounce clear of guilt or blame.
2. To relieve of a requirement or an obligation.
3. a. To grant a remission of sin to. b. To pardon or remit (a sin).


1. Abhorrence; disgust.
2. A cause of abhorrence or disgust.


1. a. To cut down (trees) and prepare as marketable timber. b. To cut down the timber of.
2. Chiefly British. To clutter with or as if with unused articles.


A personal name or nickname.


1. To cause to become banal and trite through overuse.
2. To hire out; let.


1. A word or pronunciation that distinguishes people of one group or class from those of another.
2. a. A word or phrase identified with a particular group or cause; a catchword. b. A commonplace saying or idea.
3. A custom or practice that betrays one as an outsider.

hat in hand

In a humble manner; humbly.

Hat in hand the U.S. Auto Industry lined up for their slice of government aid and it appears as of this posting that they will get the money they are asking for.



One who hates women.