Search type Search syntax
Tags [tag]
Exact "words here"
Author user:1234
user:me (yours)
Score score:3 (3+)
score:0 (none)
Answers answers:3 (3+)
answers:0 (none)
isaccepted:yes
hasaccepted:no
inquestion:1234
Views views:250
Sections title:apples
body:"apples oranges"
URL url:"*.example.com"
Favorites infavorites:mine
infavorites:1234
Status closed:yes
duplicate:no
migrated:no
wiki:no
Types is:question
is:answer
Exclude -[tag]
-apples
For more details on advanced search visit our help page
Results tagged with Search options user 73593

This tag is for questions related to definitions and nuances of meaning of a word or phrase.

2
votes
describe. There is no other meaning to the word, and it is not part of standard English. The phrase "tump-tumping" is used to suggest that the noise is continuous. If the writer had said "the pumps were …
answered Sep 2 '16 by Paul Johnson
1
vote
Yes. Oxford Dictionaries lists the second meaning as: Manoeuvre oneself into (a favourable position) by subtle manipulation. ‘he insinuated himself into the king's confidence’ It also lists "infiltrate" as a synonym. …
answered Nov 5 '16 by Paul Johnson
3
votes
You might describe them as a "Vulcan", after the fictional race in Star Trek. Vulcans attempt to live by reason and logic with no interference from emotion.
answered Feb 19 '16 by Paul Johnson