Nouns denoting acts or actions

tiddlywinks
a game in which players try to flip plastic disks into a cup by pressing them on the side sharply with a larger disk
 
short
the fielding position of the player on a baseball team who is stationed between second and third base
 
IV
administration of nutrients through a vein
 
pit stop
a brief stop at a pit during an automobile race to take on fuel or service the car
 
jerry-building
construction of inferior buildings for a quick profit
 
white man's burden
the supposed responsibility of the white race to provide care for their non-white subjects
 
knitting
creating knitted wear
 
timing
the regulation of occurrence, pace, or coordination to achieve a desired effect (as in music, theater, athletics, mechanics)
 
quadrille
a square dance of 5 or more figures for 4 or more couples
 
butterfly stroke
a swimming stroke in which the arms are thrown forward together out of the water while the feet kick up and down
 
chemical terrorism
terrorism using the chemical agents of chemical warfare; can undermine the personal security of citizens
 
circus
a frenetic disorganized (and often comic) disturbance suggestive of a large public entertainment
 
reproductive cloning
making a full living copy of an organism; requires a surrogate mother
 
trap block
(American football) an illegal block
 
seizure
the taking possession of something by legal process
 
fartlek
a method of athletic training (especially for runners) in which strenuous effort and normal effort alternate in a continuous exercise
 
forlorn hope
a hopeless or desperate enterprise
 
sex crime
a statutory offense that provides that it is a crime to knowingly cause another person to engage in an unwanted sexual act by force or threat
 
bastardy proceeding
a lawsuit filed to determine the father of a child born out of wedlock (and to provide for the support of the child once paternity is determined)
 
haymaking
taking full advantage of an opportunity while it lasts
 
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