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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpallpall1 /pɔːl $ pɒːl/ verb [intransitive] literary  BORINGif something palls, it becomes less interesting or enjoyable because you have experienced it before Gradually, the novelty of city life began to pall.→ See Verb table
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pallFor Sasha, the celebrity lifestyle was beginning to pall.But the delights of the latter had begun to pall.It was getting chilly and the novelty of the river palled.Now even these, by reason of their frequency, were beginning to pall.Put simply, the thrill of flouting grandfather's wishes was beginning to pall.However, silent contemplation of the passing forest tended to pall after several unbroken miles of it.But playing a psycho killer palls fairly soon.Then, too, repeated visits to cultural monuments doubtless palled in time, natural curiosity withered by sheer surfeit.These notes, however, should be used sparingly as they soon pall on the ear.
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pallpall2 noun [countable]  1 AMOUNT[usually singular] a thick dark cloud of smoke, dust etcpall of smoke/dust/ash etc A pall of thick grey smoke hung over the buildings.2 a pall of something3 MXa cloth used to cover a coffin (=a box containing a dead body)
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pallOne would find oneself driving along in a pall of black poison.She felt an aura of sadness around her like a pall.The dark pall of the dream settled over him again.Night fell upon, and spread its funereal pall over, a field of blood where death held unrestrained carnival!A global pall of dust raised by the eruption reddened sunsets everywhere on Earth for several months.Outside a massive pall of cloud hung low over the harbour.A smoke pall spread over the region like the prototype of a nuclear winter.But a worrying pall of familiarity hangs over the proceedings.pall of smoke/dust/ash etcThe smoldering ruins wrapped the city in a pall of smoke.His excitement meant nothing to her; she felt she was covering him with a pall of ash.A black pall of smoke hung over Valetta.A global pall of dust raised by the eruption reddened sunsets everywhere on Earth for several months.From his home in Acton, Richard Baxter saw the flames and the huge pall of smoke which turned the sun red.A low pall of smoke hung over the nearby buildings; there had been a dawn funeral, a burning.Behind her, Atrimonides lurched clear of a rising pall of smoke.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theypall
he, she, itpalls
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theypalled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave palled
he, she, ithas palled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad palled
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pall
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have palled
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