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poise [1].

[sup.1]poise

Pronunciation: \'p[dot]iz\

verb

poised

pois*ing

1 : to hold or make steady by balancing <A book was poised on her head.>

2 : to remain in position without moving <. . . a serpent was poised ready to strike. Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat>

3 : to be or become ready for something The company was poised for success.

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Publication:Merriam-Webster's Elementary Dictionary
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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