Pursed vs Purged - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between pursed and purged
is that pursed
) while purged
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
A small bag for carrying money.
* 1550 Mierdman, Steuen, The market or fayre of usurers
(US) A handbag (small bag usually used by women for carrying various small personal items)
A quantity of money given for a particular purpose.
* , Episode 12, The Cyclops
- And then mu?t many a man occupie as farre as his pur?e would reache, and ?tretche out his legges accordynge to the length of his couerlet.
(historical) A specific sum of money in certain countries: formerly 500 piastres in Turkey or 50 tomans in Persia.
- It was a historic and a hefty battle when Myler and Percy were scheduled to don the gloves for the purse of fifty sovereigns.
* (small bag for carrying money) pocketbook; coin purse, change purse
* (especially US)
* (small bag used by women) handbag (especially UK)
* (quantity of money) bursary, grant
* common purse
* make a silk purse of a sow's ear
To press (one's lips) in and together so that they protrude.
* 1979 , (Monty Python), (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life)
- When you're feeling in the dumps
- Don't be silly chumps
To draw up or contract into folds or wrinkles; to pucker; to knit.
- Just purse your lips and whistle – that's the thing.
To put into a purse.
- Thou didst contract and purse thy brow.
(intransitive, obsolete, rare) To steal purses; to rob.
* Beaumont and Fletcher
- I will go and purse the ducats straight.
- I'll purse : I'll bet at bowling alleys.
An act of .
(medicine) An evacuation of the bowels or a vomiting.
A cleansing of pipes.
A forcible removal of people, for example, from political activity.
That which purges; especially, a medicine that evacuates the intestines; a cathartic.
- Stalin liked to ensure that his purges were not reversible.
to clean thoroughly; to cleanse; to rid of impurities
(religion) to free from sin, guilt, or the burden or responsibility of misdeeds
To remove by cleansing; to wash away.
* Bible, Psalms lxxix. 9
- Purge away our sins, for thy name's sake.
(medicine) to void (the bowels); to vomit.
(medicine) To operate on (somebody) as a cathartic, or in a similar manner.
(legal) to clear of a charge, suspicion, or imputation
To clarify; to clear the dregs from (liquor).
To become pure, as by clarification.
To have or produce frequent evacuations from the intestines, as by means of a cathartic.
- We'll join our cares to purge away / Our country's crimes.