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i moh buh lahy zing

  • n  the act of limiting movement or making incapable of movement
  • v  hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
  • v  to hold fast or prevent from moving
  • v  make defenseless
  • v  convert (assets) into fixed capital
  • v  prohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
  • v  cause to be unable to move

  • But they gazed at the world around them from an awkward and virtually immobilizing position.
  • The old method of splinting and immobilizing paralyzed limbs only aggravated these disorders.
  • It consists of immobilizing the victim on his or her back with the head inclined downwards, and then pouring water over the face and into the breathing passages.
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  • With Gulliver Asleep, The Lilliputians Are Almost Done Smothering The U.S. Economy
    Jonathan Swift’s classic novel Gulliver’s Travels—and in particular the novel’s first section in which the tiny Lilliputians succeeded in immobilizing Gulliver by binding him with thousands of their tiny, threadlike ropes—serves as a literary metaphor for today’s American economy. While our friends on the left may complain that it is hyperbolic and chauvinistic to describe the American economy ...
    June 20, 2013 - Forbes

  • Thad Matta in The Only Colors
    It was not broken,Matta said during the Big Ten coaches teleconference. "We X-rayed it last night when we got back and then they did another X-ray today and the X-ray was negative. They've got him in a splint immobilizing it today, but...
  • Ron Gardenhire in
    Each individual is going to be a little different on how they come back from injuries,Gardenhire said. "The doctor said immobilizing it was going to heal it a little bit, and he should be able to get through this thing. ...... They seem to...
  • Jim Hendry in
    It's probably going to be another week to 10 days of immobilizing it,Cubs general manager Jim Hendry said. "Todd and the doctors feel there's a shot that it could heal quickly. It's getting to be hard to decipher how to heal a stress...

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