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What does "to bleed something" mean?

The phrase also means to express loyalty to something, e.g., school colors
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What is the meaning of ‘resolution’ in this context?

Resolution definition 3 from the ODE ( the one inbuilt into iPhones) says the following: the action of solving a contentious matter or problem In my own words on this particular context I shall say ...
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What is the difference between law and piece of legislation?

Law is a very general term in senses such as the “criminal law”, “law and order”, “the law of the land” or “maritime law”, etc. Originally you can imagine that kings or other rulers gave orders which ...
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What is the difference between law and piece of legislation?

In a Common Law jurisdiction (such as England and Wales, most US states, and most Commonwealth countries), statutes (the results of legislation) are only one kind of law. Precedents are also laws, ...
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What is the difference between law and piece of legislation?

'Piece of legislation' encompasses both passed and proposed laws. 'Law' would generally mean only laws already enacted. I'm not sure what authority I could cite here, sorry.
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What do they actually "load"?

I think the normal interpretation is that you're putting promotional material into the boxes. We don't usually say "boxes with X" to mean boxes that contain X. We normally say "boxes of ...
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If a man "was pressured… to inform against his own friend" did he actually do it?

As mentioned by TheAwesomeAtom, saying "He was pressured by the FBI to inform against his own friend" does not indicate he did inform against his friend. However, to my ears, the sentence &...
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Government performance (in) .. Is it the right preposition?

Broadly, you need either just 'government efforts' or 'the government's efforts' if you're discussing a single government. If you're comparing more than one government, you might need 'the (various) ...
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If a man "was pressured… to inform against his own friend" did he actually do it?

While I agree with the other answer that the statement doesn't really say that the pressure was successful, you could make it clearer by saying The police tried to pressure him to inform against his ...
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"you" with a capital letter

Your capitalization is indeed incorrect. You is never capitalized except at the beginning of a sentence.
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If a man "was pressured… to inform against his own friend" did he actually do it?

Actually, your example means what you want to say! "He was pressured by the FBI to inform against his own friend," doesn't tell us whether on not he folded to the FBI's pressure.
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What's the Meaning of the Aphorism "Contemporaries live from second hand to mouth"?

This is combining two phrases that are associated with poor people. Poor people can't afford to buy new clothes and other items, so they get things from friends and relatives, or they go to thrift ...
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What is the clear meaning of ‘rather’ in this context?

It means somewhat. It's an intensifier that is less intense than very, and even less intense than quite. M-W rather 5 : in some degree : somewhat it's rather warm —often used as a mild intensive spent ...
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What does 'lift up' mean in a religious context?

In some cultures it is believed that saying a prayer is inappropriate because to say something to someone implies that you are on the same level with the person to which you are talking. Our prayers ...
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What is the wind in this context?

I think 'the wind' here, is the creative force - the force that drives him, to write. When he is 'close to the wind' he is connected to his creative force, feeling exhilarated, in the same way that a ...
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Meaning of deny

As well as the meaning related to belief, a meaning of "deny" is: refuse to give or grant something to someone So the opposing player attempts to score a goal and the goalkeeper blocks it (...
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What does "Manistan" mean?

The word 'Manistan' means a system where men in Pakistan are deemed as all knowing and all powerful as they make all the decisions while women are seen as inferior. As outdated as this line of thought ...
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What does "optic stems" mean?

The Optical Stem is a system of nerves that transmit visual information from the retina of the eye to the brain. In the 21st Century, it has been popularly put to use to imply 'eyes'.
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What is the meaning of the phrase 'for the purpose of' in legal context?

This is used when the document is defining terms. It's stating clearly that whenever the terms are used in this document, they should only be interpreted with these meanings. So it does essentially ...
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Meaning of deny

John Lawler wrote in a comment Metaphorically, it's a debate, and De Gea has just prevented Maddison from proving a point. Deny is a speech verb (one can deny a proposition by saying it's false), but ...
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May I change the past perfect continuous to the past continuous and the past perfect to the past simple with the adverb "before"?

Is "I had been waiting for three months before they sent me an answer." the same as "I was waiting for three months before they sent me an answer" in all contexts? It is simply ...
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Meaning of "shade" in "a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes"

To tackle the other part of the question, it is necessary to take the word shove on its own: shove: to push quickly, forcefully, or roughly (The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, ...
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Meaning of finish

I would say: two or more people were involved in the play, and Anel made the kick into the goal. Here, is is called the finish because it is at the end of the play. (Not because it is a kick.)
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Meaning of "shade" in "a shabby green shade shoved up from one of his eyes"

I presume the author is referring to the green eyeshade that was once popular in certain professions, pushed up at one side. Image from First Things Wikipedia has an entry: Green Eyeshades are a ...
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meaning of Kill the game

The meaning is clear in your context. He wants to finish off the game earlier.
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What's the Meaning of "Remained Posters" in Following Sentence?

It means they did not stop being posters, whatever being a poster means there. They refilled all the glasses. No glass remained empty. Google Books selected quote "I am in pursuit of an idea that ...
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When did "Delta" start being used for "effectiveness" or "complexity" measure in a sentence?

So my question, when did "Delta" start to be used for "effectiveness" and/or "complexity" measure for the adjective coming after it? Delta has never meant what you ...
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What does "the system of griping fostered in armies" mean?

The surrounding text is written in an imperative mood as instructions. As a standalone sentence, the quote can be written as: Explain the system of griping which is fostered in armies as a means of ...
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Meaning of 'so rendered' in Tale of Two Cities

It's a redundant statement with "so free" to emphasis how he looks at it. While traditionally rend means to tear and rendered means to give away, here it is closer to separated from, covered....
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