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purse

 
Noun purse has 4 senses
  1. bag, handbag, pocketbook, purse - a bag used for carrying money and small personal items or accessories (especially by women); "she reached into her bag and found a comb"
    --1 is a kind of container
    --1 has parts: clasp
    --1 has particulars: clutch bag; etui; evening bag; reticule; shoulder bag
  2. purse - a sum of money spoken of as the contents of a money purse; "he made the contribution out of his own purse"; "he and his wife shared a common purse"
    --2 is a kind of
    sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
  3. purse - a small bag for carrying money
    --3 is a kind of
    bag
    --3 has part: purse string
  4. purse - a sum of money offered as a prize; "the purse barely covered the winner's expenses"
    --4 is a kind of
    sum, sum of money, amount, amount of money
Verb purse has 2 senses
  1. purse - contract one's lips into a rounded shape
    --1 is one way to
    round, round out, round off
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. purse, wrinkle - gather or contract into wrinkles or folds; pucker; "purse ones's lips"
    --2 is one way to contract
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s something
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