English words - A

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happening or existing in the past but not now.
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former
the first of two people, things, or groups that have just been talked about.
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former
of an earlier time.
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former
not knowing about something.
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unaware
Exorbitant prices or costs are much too high.
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exorbitant
a statement in which you say that something is not true, or the act of making a statement like this.
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denial
(an act of) declaring that something is not true.
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denial
(an act of) refusing someone something.
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denial
never changing your ideas, plans, etc. even when you should.
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stubborn
the science of the action of forces on objects.
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mechanics
the art of building machines.
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mechanics
the ways in which something works or is applied.
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mechanics
to make lame or disabled.
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cripple
to make less strong, less efficient etc.
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cripple
(offensive, old-fashioned) a lame or disabled person.
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cripple
to live in a place or in a particular way.
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dwell
to think or speak about something for a long time.
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dwell on
(formal) a house, flat/apartment etc
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dwelling
in a way that is too strong or violent to be controlled.
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uncontrollably
to remember clearly an experience that happened in the past.
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relieve
a very young cat.
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kitten
having or producing a comfortably high temperature, although not hot.
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warm
Warm clothes and covers are made of a material that keeps you warm.
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warm
friendly and loving.
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warm
(especially in children's games) almost guessing a correct answer or discovering a hidden object.
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warmer
to (cause to) become warm (= less cold).
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warm
to make something hotter.
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warm up
to exercise or practice in order to prepare for something that takes a lot of effort.
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warm up
to start to like someone. (Elisa sbj)
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warm to Elisa
If you warm to an idea, you start to become interested in or enthusiastic about it (take the pizza)
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warm to take the pizza
If an event warms up, it starts to become more interesting, enjoyable, or exciting.
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warm up
to prepare yourself for a physical activity by doing some gentle exercises and stretches.
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warm up
a small tube with a rubber container at one end that is filled with air and allows liquid to be given out in separate drops.
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dropper
to stop something.
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cease
synonym: without stopping
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without cease
to swell up, or to make someone or something swollen.
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bloat
a severe defeat of someone or something.
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licking
to (cause something to) break suddenly into very small pieces. Say: "Tu distruggi le tue cose"
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you shatter your things
to end or severely damage something. Say: "Le moto distrussero il silenzio"
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the motorbikes shattered The Silence
to remove hair from the body, especially a man's face, by cutting it close to the skin with a razor, so that the skin feels smooth.
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shave
the act of shaving, especially a man's face.
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shave
to move backwards and forwards or up and down in quick, short movements, or to make something or someone do this.
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Shake
If you are shaking, your body makes quick short movements, or you feel as if it is doing so, because you are frightened or nervous.
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Shake
If you are shaking, your body makes quick short movements, or you feel as if it is doing so, because you are frightened or nervous.
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Shake
If your voice shakes, it makes you sound nervous or frightened.
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Shake
If your voice shakes, it makes you sound nervous or frightened.
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Shake
to hold someone's hand and move it up and down, especially when you meet them for the first time or when you make an agreement with them. (his)
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shake his hands
to hold someone's hand and move it up and down, especially when you meet them for the first time or when you make an agreement with them. (him).
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Shake him by the hand
If two people shake hands, they greet each other or say goodbye by briefly joining hands and moving them slightly up and down. (he -> victims)
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he shaking hands with the victims
If two people shake (hands) on something, they make an agreement by briefly joining hands and moving them slightly up and down. (present continuous-> it)
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we are shaking hands on it
to move your head from side to side, in order to express disagreement, sadness, or that you do not want or believe something. (She)
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she shakes her head
to hold your hand up in the air with your fingers and thumb bent, and move it forcefully backwards and forwards, to show that you are angry.
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shake your fist
to cause to feel upset and worried. (He - past simple - the picture)
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she was shaken by the picture
to make something less certain, firm, or strong.
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shake
to get rid of or escape from something.
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shake
an act of shaking something.
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shake
a flat piece of wood split (= cut with a tool such as an axe) from a block, and then fixed in rows to make a roof or wall covering.
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shake
If you are busy, you are working hard, or giving your attention to a particular thing.
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busy
A busy place is full of activity or people.
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busy
In a busy period, you have a lot of things to do.
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busy
If a phone line is busy, someone is using it.
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busy
having too much decoration or too many colours.
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busy
to make the time pass by doing something.
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busy
to shake slightly, usually because you are cold, frightened, or very emotional.
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tremble
a slight shake.
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tremble
to take things or people to or from a place secretly and often illegally.
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smuggle
the activity of travelling or going camping while carrying your clothes and other things that you need in a backpack.
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backpacking
a long walk, especially in the countryside.
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hike
to increase the amount or cost of something, especially suddenly or by a large amount.
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hike
to improve or increase something.
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boost
the act of boosting something.
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boost
complete or not divided. (->World)
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whole world
as a single object and not in pieces. (a piece)
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a whole piece
completely. (different program)
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a whole different program
a complete thing.(it be all)
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it's the whole
all of something. (sugar)
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the whole of sugar
without taking any notice of or being influenced by; not prevented by.
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despite
If you do something despite yourself, you do it although you do not want to or although you know you should not.
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despite yourself
always or very often.
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perpetually
used to express anger or to emphasize what you are saying in a slightly rude way.
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bloody
covered with or full of blood.
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bloody
extremely violent and involving a lot of blood and injuries.
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bloody
to make something bloody.
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bloody
a feeling of worry and anxiety.
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nervousness
not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided.
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vague
not clear in shape, or not clearly seen.
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vague
A vague person is not able to think clearly, or gives an impression of not thinking clearly in order to hide their real thoughts.
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vague
not clear in shape, or not clearly seen.
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vaguely
a lurking feeling exists, although it may not be very strong, and will not go away.
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lurking
a lurking person or animal is waiting where he, she, or it cannot be seen, usually waiting to attack or do something bad.
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lurking
to wait or move in a secret way so that you cannot be seen, especially because you are about to attack someone or do something wrong.
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lurk
(of an unpleasant feeling or quality) to exist although it is not always noticeable.
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lurk
to spend time in a chat room or on a social media website and read what other people have posted (= written or added) without posting anything yourself.
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lurk
Someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or believed because he, she, or it works or behaves well in the way you expect.
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reliable
Someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or believed because he, she, or it works or behaves well in the way you expect. (--> noun).
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reliability
Someone or something that is reliable can be trusted or believed because he, she, or it works or behaves well in the way you expect. (--> adverb)
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reliably
reliable information or data is accurate or able to be trusted.
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reliable
a machine, piece of equipment, or system that is reliable always works well without breaking down.
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reliable
a reliable person is someone that you can trust to work hard and do what they say they will do.
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reliable
to make the effort to do something.
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bother
If you can't be bothered doing/to do something, you are too lazy or tired to do it. (think that)
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I can't be bothered thinking about that
to make someone feel worried or upset.
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bother
to annoy or cause problems for someone. (should no your girlfriend)
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you shouldn't bother your girlfriend
trouble or problems. (the)
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the bother
an annoying person or situation. (you want this one)
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do you want to be a bother
used to express anger.
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bother
a type of popular music with a strong rhythm in which the words are spoken, not sung.
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rap
a statement accusing someone of a crime, or the punishment that someone is given for a crime.
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rap
a judgment or a reaction.
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rap
a sudden short noise, especially one made by hitting a hard surface.
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rap
to hit or say something suddenly and forcefully.
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rap
to criticize someone, especially officially.
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rap
to perform rap.
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rap
to look carefully or with difficulty.
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peer
a person who is the same age or has the same social position or the same abilities as other people in a group.
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peer
in the UK, a person who has a high social position and any of a range of titles, including baron, earl, and duke, or a life peer.
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peer
a company in the same industry as other companies.
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peer
a person of a similar age, position, abilities, etc. as others in a group.
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peer
in a careful and well-considered way that avoids risk.
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cautiously
feeling that there are some reasons to hope for a good result, even if you do not expect complete success or improvement.
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cautiously optimistic
for a short time.
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briefly
using few words or without giving a lot of details.
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briefly
to stick out in a round shape.
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bulge
a curved shape sticking out from the surface of something.
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bulge
a sudden increase that soon returns to the usual level.
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bulge
prepared and arranged in a way that is likely to produce a particular effect, usually an advantage, rather than any other.
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weighted
thin plastic in a long, narrow strip with a magnetic covering that allows sounds or sounds and pictures to be recorded and played again, especially one on which sound is recorded.
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tape
a long, narrow strip of material that is sometimes sticky on one side.
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tape
a tape stretched across the finishing line of a race that the winner breaks as they finish.
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the finish tape
to record something on tape.
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tape
to use strips of sticky material, especially to fix two things together or to fasten a parcel.
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tape
a narrow, very long strip of plastic with a magnetic covering for storing information, pictures, or sounds.
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tape
a narrow, very long strip of material that is sticky on one side and can be used to fix things together.
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tape
a light, usually thin, soft plastic, often used for making bags or for keeping things dry or fresh.
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polyethylene
a brand name for a copy of a document or other piece of paper with writing or printing on it, made by a machine that uses a photographic process, or the machine or process itself.
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Xerox
to make a copy of a document using a Xerox or other copying machine.
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Xerox
to make a copy of a document by using a Xerox machine.
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Xerox
in a way that is suitable or right for the situation.
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accordingly
a part of the inside of a building that is separated from other parts by walls, floor, and ceiling.
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room
a bedroom.
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room
used as a combining form in the names of particular rooms.
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room
a set of rented rooms, especially in a college or university.
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rooms
the amount of space that someone or something needs.
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room
opportunity for doing something.
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room
to rent a room from someone, or share a rented room with someone.
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room
a part of the inside of a building that is separated from other parts by walls, floor, and ceiling.
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room
used to say that something is not good enough and could be made better.
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room for improvement
rooms that you rent in a building.
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rooms
to rent a room from someone, or share a rented room with someone.
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room
writing with a pen or pencil.
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handwriting
the particular way in which someone forms letters with a pen or pencil.
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handwriting
enthusiastically, energetically, and often loudly.
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heartily
completely or very much.
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heartily

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