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bitter endThat part of an anchor cable which is abaft the bitts and thus remains onboard when a ship is riding at anchor.Rate it:

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cast offTo let go a cable or rope securing a vessel to a buoy, wharf etc so that she may proceed.Rate it:

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come inOf a broadcast, such as radio or television, to have a strong enough signal to be able to be received well.Rate it:

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dead airAn unintended interruption in a radio broadcast during which there is no sound; a similar interruption of a television broadcast in which there is neither sound nor a video signal.Rate it:

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get the bootTo be voted off a competition in a reality television show.Rate it:

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get the chopTo be eliminated from a competition in a reality television program.Rate it:

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horse operaA theatrical production, film, or program on radio or television depicting adventures of characters in the American Old West; a western.Rate it:

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idiot boxTelevision.Rate it:

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mike upTo fit a microphone and transmitter to a person. Usually for television performers, or for police informers.Rate it:

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round tableA television show segment in which pundits or reporters discuss current events.Rate it:

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shoot 'em upA short story, novel, television show, film, computer game, or other narrative which depicts considerable gunplay.Rate it:

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shroudA rope or cable serving to support the mast sideways.Rate it:

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sign offTerm used to describe the closing of a radio or television station's studios and cessation of a broadcasting signal, usually during the overnight hours.Rate it:

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sign onThe time of day when a radio or television station begins broadcasting, usually after being off the air for several hours.Rate it:

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stay tunedTo remain as a listener or viewer of the particular radio station or television channel to which one is currently paying attention.Rate it:

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sword and sorceryOf or pertaining to a genre of narratives—including short stories, novels, television shows, films, and computer games—which combines wizardry and other fantastical supernatural elements with violent combat using medieval weaponry..Rate it:

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tone downTo make a television program, piece of writing, etc. less offensive and so more suitable for a family audience.Rate it:

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tune inTo select a channel, station, etc., as on television or radio.Rate it:

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up and downVertical; perpendicular; said of the cable when the anchor is under, or nearly under, the hawse hole, and the cable is taut.Rate it:

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