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Discussion » Questions » Language » Can you name a word that has two totally OPPOSITE meanings?..Cleave means to join and also to part .

Can you name a word that has two totally OPPOSITE meanings?..Cleave means to join and also to part .

A word that is its own antonym.  
(Nod to Nice Jugs...this a total play off her question)

Posted - December 18, 2019

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  • 14905
    I'm still going with cleave as it's such a cleaver question and answer...and anyone who disagrees ,gets the first chop.... :) 
      December 18, 2019 8:15 AM MST
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  • 21389
    Yes. I took cleave from your original question. :)
      December 18, 2019 8:44 AM MST
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  • 14905
    Leaf me out of this debate ,unless you want me to cleave in with you ..:)
      December 18, 2019 2:38 PM MST
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  • 14905
    Glue, you can stick with it or come unstuck with it   :) 
      December 18, 2019 8:17 AM MST
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  • 21389
    I do not think you can unstuck with glue.
      December 18, 2019 2:12 PM MST
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  • 14905
    You can if it don't  adhere to the rules of physics ,plus once you've brought and opened it ,  your stuck with it I'm afraid..
      December 18, 2019 2:33 PM MST
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  • 1153
    Sentence. You can write a sentence and serve a sentence, maybe this is why we were given sentences in school as punishment??
      December 18, 2019 2:15 PM MST
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  • 14905
    Excellent choice and I make you write.....:)  
      December 18, 2019 2:35 PM MST
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  • 1153
    Lol! Touche!
      December 18, 2019 2:49 PM MST
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  • 14905
    There was two in there two......lol
      December 18, 2019 3:12 PM MST
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  • 21389
    Different meanings but not opposite meanings. Serve is not the opposite of write. This post was edited by my2cents at December 18, 2019 2:37 PM MST
      December 18, 2019 2:35 PM MST
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  • 1153
    Ok, I catch your drift.  Trip meaning a journey or a stumble.
      December 18, 2019 3:01 PM MST
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  • 21389
    There you go. Exactly. 
      December 18, 2019 3:41 PM MST
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  • 6070
    Sanction. It can mean a penalty or it can mean approval.
      December 18, 2019 4:33 PM MST
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  • 3839
    "Off" means both "activated" and "deactivated". The alarm went off (activated); the light turned off (deactivated).




      December 18, 2019 7:29 PM MST
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