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palm (something)

1. To conceal something in the palm of one's hand, as when stealing. When we were kids, we used to palm penny candies from the corner store all the time.
2. To receive something discreetly or in secret. It turns out that the governor had been palming percentages of profits from companies she'd given preference to. We're supposed to pool our tips and divide them at the end of the night, but it turns out that Daniel had been palming his the whole time.
3. To grasp a ball, typically a basketball, with one hand by extending the fingers around its surface. His hands were so big that he palmed the basketball like it was a baseball.
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palm

tv. to conceal something in the hand as in a theft or the performance of a magic trick; to receive and conceal a tip or a bribe. The kid palmed the candy bar and walked right out of the store.
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He said that the objective of the programme, which prompted the interest of the state government, was to increase domestic production of oil palm through efforts of individuals, communities and investors.
Palm sugar's flavor is similar to that of brown sugar, but with strong notes of caramel and butterscotch.
Chandran, who is also an adviser to the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil executive board, said if the SEA wants to make Malaysia's import duty on refined palm oil at the same level as its Indonesian counterpart, the association should appeal to reduce the duty on shipments from Indonesia, not by increasing the tariff on Malaysia.
Many tourists take their time to taste the palm sugar and fresh palm juice as they are interested in palm sugar products made in a traditional way,' he tells The Post, standing topless stirring his bubbling palm juice.
With fewer markets to penetrate, Pinol said 'this development is expected to result in the dumping of palm oil into countries like the Philippines,' where palm oil imports are tariff-free.
"The demand of palm oil is very high in the world market and it's high time to mobilize all idle and vacant lands in Mindanao by planting more palm trees.
Palm oil is a vegetable fat extracted from palm trees, particularly the West African oil palm, a tree which was introduced to South-east Asia in the 19th century.
The third, the labor force absorbed by the palm oil industry is growing continuously.
The KMP noted that the expansion is part of the National Roadmap on Oil Palm that targets to expand oil palm plantations in the country to 1 million hectares by 2023.
The Consul-General and Johari Minal, Consul, Consulate-General of Malaysia later witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for one year supply of palm olein between China Castle Restaurant and Pacific Commodities, the sole supplier of imported Malaysian palm olein in Karachi.
Most areas suitable for growing palm oil are key habitats for primates, according to researchers.
Last year, TCL said that it would revive the Palm brand in the smartphone market in 2018.
Malek Helali Doha THE Department of Agricultural Affairs in the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) has urged farmers to protect palm trees, the treasured national symbol of Qatar, from hazardous pests such as the red palm weevil.
Bishop of Virgin Mary Coptic Orthodox Church attends a mass on Sunday to celebrate Palm Sunday, 1 April 2018 -- Egypttoday/Mahmoud elHosry CAIRO -- 1 April 2018: Egypt's Coptic-Christian community celebrates Palm Sunday, symbolized by the palm frond, which commemorates Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem.