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1horse/ˈhoɚs/noun
pluralhorses
1horse
/ˈhoɚs/
noun
pluralhorses
Learner's definition of HORSE  
[count]  : a large animal that is used for riding and for carrying and pulling things — often used before another noun
[count] 
: a frame used to support a piece of wood while it is being cut with a saw : sawhorse
   b  : a large piece of equipment used in gymnastics : pommel horse
horses informal [plural] 
US  : horsepower
   b  the horses  : horse races
[count]US, informal  : an athlete who is strong and who helps a team to win — usually plural

a horse of a different color

chiefly US, informal
: a very different thing or issue

beat a dead horse

(chiefly US)informalorflog a dead horse
: to keep talking about a subject that has already been discussed or decided
: to waste time and effort trying to do something that is impossible

change horses in midstream

: to choose a different leader or policy during a time when serious problems are being dealt with

eat a horse

informal
◊ Someone who is very hungry can be described as being hungry enough to eat a horse.

from the horse's mouth

informal, of information
: from the original source or person and therefore thought to be true

hold your horses

informal
— used to tell someone to slow down, stop, or wait for a short time

look a gift horse in the mouth

: to look in a critical way at something that has been given to you

put the cart before the horse

— see 1cart

the wrong horse

◊ If you choose/pick/back (etc.) the wrong horse, you choose or support someone or something that is not successful.
2horse/ˈhoɚs/verb
horseshorsedhorsing
2horse
/ˈhoɚs/
verb
horseshorsedhorsing
Learner's definition of HORSE  

horse around

[phrasal verb]informalor Britishhorse about
: to play in a rough or loud way : to engage in horseplay
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