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alcoholism a disease caused by the habit of drinking too much alcohol. Alcoholism is characterized by a strong desire to drink alcohol, difficulties in behaving properly, and troubling effects when alcohol use is stopped.
anemia a medical condition caused by having too few red blood cells or red blood cells that are not working properly. People with anemia may be pale, feel weak, and have difficulty breathing.
backfire to give off a loud explosive noise that means the engine of a car or other vehicle is not working properly. [2/3 definitions]
bug (informal) a mistake or fault that keeps something from working properly. [1/6 definitions]
chaperone an adult who goes along with young people in a social situation to make sure they behave properly and are safe.
checkup an examination of a person or thing to discover if there are any problems. Having a doctor look closely at one's body to make sure one is healthy is one kind of checkup. Having a mechanic look at a car to make sure it is running properly is another kind of checkup.
diabetes a disease in which there is too much blood sugar. People with diabetes are treated with insulin, which the body needs to use sugar properly.
go1 to be moving or working properly. [1/16 definitions]
guarantee a promise, especially in writing, that something one has bought will work properly. If it does not, the seller or maker must either repair or replace it. [1/4 definitions]
ill not properly; badly. [1/6 definitions]
jam1 to be blocked or not work properly. [1/8 definitions]
out of whack (informal) not working properly; out of order.
right properly or lawfully. [1/21 definitions]
well-balanced properly controlled.
witness to prove that a will or other legal paper was signed properly by signing it oneself. [2/5 definitions]
work to run or act properly. [1/10 definitions]
wrong not working or operating properly. [1/8 definitions]