A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

ASK

Thu, 18 Apr '24
"Don't ___"
Thu, 4 Apr '24
Hit up
Mon, 11 Mar '24
Pose questions
Tue, 27 Feb '24
Inquire
Sun, 24 Dec '23
Pose
Mon, 7 Aug '23
Inquire
Mon, 31 Jul '23
Pose, as a question
Wed, 19 Jul '23
Big ___ (serious favor)
Mon, 26 Jun '23
Inquire
Sun, 18 Jun '23
Bid's counterpart in stock trading
Fri, 12 May '23
Don't assume, say
Wed, 15 Feb '23
"___ away!"
Sun, 4 Dec '22
"That's a big ___"
Fri, 11 Nov '22
Big ___ ("the moon and the stars," e.g.)
Fri, 16 Sep '22
Pose
Wed, 11 May '22
Name, as a price
Wed, 6 Apr '22
How best to determine consent
Thu, 6 Jan '22
Beseech
Fri, 24 Dec '21
"___ away!"
Tue, 14 Dec '21
Query
Sat, 20 Nov '21
Query
Tue, 16 Nov '21
"___ away!" ("Hit me!")
Thu, 19 Aug '21
Pose
Sun, 28 Mar '21
Request
Mon, 8 Feb '21
Question