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lack

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If a man had as many ideas during the day as he does when he has insomnia, he would make a fortune.
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English

Etymology

Apparently cognate with Middle Low German lak, Middle Dutch lac ( > modern lak (calumny)).

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
lack

Plural
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  1. (obsolete) A defect or failing; moral or spiritual degeneracy.
  2. A deficiency or need (of something desirable or necessary); an absence, want.

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Verb

Infinitive
to lack

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to lack (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To be without, to need, to require.
    My life lacks excitement.
  2. (intransitive) To be short (of or for something).
    He'll never lack for company while he's got all that money.

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