"early" Definition

  1. “to get up EARLY,” to prepare for a difficult task. “You’ll have to get up very EARLY in the morning to beat that.” Early rising and ability seem also closely connected by certain modifications of this expression. Possibly the belief is that a man who rises early for early rising’s sake deserves to be clever. Perhaps the greatest enjoyment a day labourer—whose work commences at six in the winter mornings, and who may have to rise at half-past four and trudge off—can have, is a “quiet snooze” after the usual time of rising. The early rising in “the steel” is the chief terror of that institution in the minds of habitual criminals.

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Position in the dictionary: 1138 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: earwig, earwigging, ease, eat his head off., eavesdropper, efter, egg, egg-flip, elbow, elbow grease
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