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To strike sail
To strike tallies
To strike up
To strike work
To stump it
To stump up
To suck in
To suck out
To suck up
To sue out
To suffer a default
To surge the capstan
To suspend payment
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To swear off
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To sweep or sweep up
To sweep the deck
To swing a door
To swing round the circle
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To take a departure
To take a horn
To take a name in vain
To take a newspaper
To take a reef in
To take a shoot
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To take acquaintance of

To swear the peace against one definitions

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Swear Swear, v. t. 1. To utter or affirm with a solemn appeal to God for the truth of the declaration; to make (a promise, threat, or resolve) under oath. Swear unto me here by God, that thou wilt not deal falsely with me. --Gen. xxi. 23. He swore consent to your succession. --Shak. 2. (Law) To put to an oath; to cause to take an oath; to administer an oath to; -- ofetn followed by in or into; as, to swear witnesses; to swear a jury; to swear in an officer; he was sworn into office. 3. To declare or charge upon oath; as, he swore treason against his friend. --Johnson. 4. To appeal to by an oath. Now, by Apollo, king, Thou swear'st thy gods in vain. --Shak. To swear the peace against one, to make oath that one is under the actual fear of death or bodily harm from the person, in which case the person must find sureties that he will keep the peace.


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