A History of Short Words

From the New York Times Crossword Puzzle

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Sat, 6 Nov '21
Guard, perhaps
Tue, 13 Jul '21
Be inclined (to)
Mon, 19 Apr '21
Look after, as a fire, bar or flock
Fri, 19 Mar '21
Lean
Tue, 23 Feb '21
Be in charge of, as a bar