congee

congee
noun
1. a Chinese rice gruel eaten for breakfast
Syn: ↑jook
Hypernyms: ↑gruel
2. (architecture) a concave molding
Syn: ↑conge
Topics: ↑architecture
Hypernyms: ↑molding, ↑moulding
3. formal permission to depart
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he gave me his conge

Syn: ↑conge
Hypernyms: ↑license, ↑permission, ↑permit
4. an abrupt and unceremonious dismissal
Syn: ↑conge
Derivationally related forms: ↑conge (for: ↑conge)
Hypernyms:
verb
1. depart after obtaining formal permission
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He has congeed with the King

Hypernyms: ↑depart, ↑take leave, ↑quit
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

2. perform a ceremonious bow
Syn: ↑conge
Derivationally related forms: ↑conge (for: ↑conge)
Hypernyms: ↑bow, ↑bow down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP


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