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'I can open this thing!'

DEFINITION: v., To strain with all your might in a desperate effort to open a sealed container, such as a jar of pickles. n., A small jar which cannot be opened.

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Created by: Koekbroer

Pronunciation: Im-per-vee-tay-ner


Etymology: a contraction of the words "impervious" and "container"

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Created by: TJayzz

Pronunciation: ress-el-vess-el

Sentence: No matter how hard Tony tried to wrestlevessel with the jar of pickle onions he could not manage get the lid off. His wife persuaded him to let her try and with a quick twist the seal was broken in no time, the grin on her face said it all but she insisted it was all in the wrist action.

Etymology: Wrestle(To grapple with, to overcome an opposing tendency or force) + Vessel(an object used to hold or contain something) = Wrestlevessel

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Created by: mrskellyscl

Pronunciation: her-nee-ya-met-ic

Sentence: Roger needed surgery due to a pickle jar that was herniametically sealed because he wanted to prove to Carol that he was still virile. As he lay panting and in pain on the ground, Carol held the jar under running hot water, tapped it once or twice with a knife and it opened without effort. Then she called an ambulance.

Etymology: hernia: rupture or protrusion of an organ of the body or part of the body structure through the wall that normally contains it + hermetic: completely sealed, especially against the escape or entry of air; impervious against outside influences or interference


cute word - Nosila, 2010-02-25: 11:12:00


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Created by: Whittier




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Created by: artr

Pronunciation: cap ənˈsā sh ən

Sentence: This lid can't win, Joseph hollered. In clear case of capensation, Joseph was willing to risk exacerbation of his hernia and tendonitis to to get the peanut jar open. So what if his boss couldn't remember his name. So what if his date dozed off every time he started talking. This cap was coming off. He finally resigned to the trick his mother used to use. He turned the jar over and banged it on the counter. Success! Should he tell his date about the glass shards? Nah! Serves her right for making fun of his car. Didn't she say something about being allergic to peanuts anyway??

Etymology: cap (a protective lid or cover for an object such as a bottle) + compensation (something that counterbalances or makes up for an undesirable or unwelcome state of affairs)


i like your word! : ) But I am perturbed that so many people write a PARAGRAPH or short story rather than a sentence for their word. - rexcausey, 2008-09-29: 17:04:00


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Created by: ErWenn

Pronunciation: /ˈskɹɛntʃ/

Sentence: Once, when presented with a jar with a lid sealed shut by dried-out shoe polish, my grandfather screnched the jar into pieces.

Etymology: From screw + wrench. Kinda sounds like "clench", which is what one does with one's teeth while screnching.


True story about my grandfather. Cut him up pretty badly, but still a very impressive display of manhood. (As with all impressive displays of manhood, a certain degree of stupidity is a necessity.) - ErWenn, 2007-10-30: 11:06:00

Your word sums up well the effort and feeling of the task. - OZZIEBOB, 2007-10-30: 16:52:00


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Created by: sakaesakae




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Created by: Nosila

Pronunciation: krok o dyal

Sentence: When she met him , he told her he was from Australia and wrangled crocdiles for a living and was known as Crocodile Dundee. But when he had great trouble opening the jar of marmite, she knew he was actually Crockodile Dumdee.

Etymology: Crock (a jar, often earthenware;load of nonsense, foolish talk) and Crocodile (large voracious aquatic reptile;similar to an alligator)

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Created by: thebaron

Pronunciation: e-pic-twist

Sentence: John was epictwisting so long to open the jar of tomato sauce that he began to hyperventilate.

Etymology: epic (saga) Twist (to turn)

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Created by: November


Sentence: He could just as well stop trying to twist and shout, this was one of those definite ajarafar's.

Etymology: (the obvious a Jar) Ajar adv. & adj. Partially opened: left the door ajar. + A far adj., farther or further, farthest or furthest. Being at considerable distance; remote: a far country. Going back a considerable extent in time: the far past. More distant than another: the far corner. Extensive or lengthy: a far trek.


or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event. - November, 2008-09-30: 08:43:00

metrohumanx Wow. - metrohumanx, 2008-09-30: 14:36:00


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Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 04:21:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton! ~ James'

petaj petaj - 2007-10-30: 09:11:00
That guy in the cartoon ought to have some droolpickles with all that effort.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-30: 11:38:00
Hey Petaj, Good idea! I have added some Pavlovian droolpickles. (You may need to reload to see the updated image.) ~ James

Kevcom - 2007-10-30: 15:39:00
Print it out! Print it out! Soooo Good just like the last!

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 00:56:00
Thanks Kevcom! ~ James

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2007-10-31: 01:21:00
VERBOTOMY BLOG PARTY: November 1, 2007 is Verbotomy's first birthday! We are having a Blog Party to celebrate. Everybody is invited to the Verbotomy Blog to chat. All comments will be published as soon as you post them, so bring your favorite words and definitions and we'll chat. Go to Talk to you then! ~ James

petaj petaj - 2007-10-31: 04:20:00
The droolpickles look great. He must have been salivating in anticipation.

November - 2008-09-30: 07:53:00
or Ajarafarce Where the ending is also the word *farce • noun 1 a comic dramatic work or genre using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including ludicrously improbable situations. 2 an absurd event.

Verbotomy Verbotomy - 2010-02-25: 00:02:00
Today's definition was suggested by Clayton. Thank you Clayton. ~ James