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look a gift horse in the mouth, hold one's horses, horse around
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a large mammal with long legs and hooves. A horse has a long neck with a mane, short hair, and a long tail. In the wild, horses live in herds and eat grass and other plants. For thousands of years, people have used horses for riding and for pulling or carrying loads.
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definition 2: a frame with legs, used for holding or supporting things.
We used saw horses to hold the boards.
definition 3: a large padded block on legs used for gymnastic activities.
We used a ramp to help us jump over the horse.
phrase: look a gift horse in the mouth
phrase: hold one's horses
phrase: horse around
Homophone Note
The words horse and hoarse sound alike but have different meanings. To find out why the talkative horse sometimes gets hoarse, look up hoarse.
Word Builder: horse +
  • horseback:
    the back of a horse; the part of a horse that you ride on.
  • horsepower:
    a unit of energy used to measure the power of engines.
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