1. To order or prescribe a course of action.
2. To forbid or restrain.
“Ajanlekoko enjoined the members of the Building Collapse Prevention Guild (BCPG) to continue the struggle.”
“It asks a court to declare the ordinance invalid and enjoin the city from enforcing it.”
1. A feudal lord.
2. A vassal or subject.
1. Pertaining to the relationship between a feudal vassal and lord.
2. Loyal; faithful.
“I am not worthy to buckle your shoe, my liege. Please would you spit on me?”
“AT&T is demanding that repair crews from the regional Bell telephone companies place Velcro patches bearing the AT&T emblem on their uniforms. ‘We told them, “We are not your liege,”‘ recalled Thomas Hester, the general counsel of the Ameritech Corporation.”
3. nickel-and-dime or nickel and dime
1. To drain gradually: for example, by many charges for small amounts.
2. To accumulate gradually.
adjective: Inexpensive or unimportant.
“Both airlines still offer free snacks and drinks. ‘We don’t like to nickel and dime our customers,’ says Chris Mainz, a spokesman for Southwest.”
“Luke literally nickel and dimed his way to 12 grand.”
1. Remarkable in size, quantity, strength, etc.
3. Abnormal; monstrous.
“Kurtley Beale just cannot wait to display his prodigious talents at his first World Cup.”
“The rodents have prodigious appetites and ability to multiply.”
1. To select the best.
2. To select inferior items for removing.
3. To reduce the size of a herd.
“Susan Kelly is interested in culling the best ideas from all over the world.”
“Lacklustre performances by New Zealand teams have led to calls to cull one of them.”