when a baby is born, it comes out of its mother's body and starts its life
My daughter was born on August 29, 1982.
to make a building or other large structure by putting its parts together
They're building a new bridge over the river.
the past tense of write
William Shakespeare wrote many plays.
to create something such as a book, a piece of music, or a computer program, by putting together words or symbols
She writes for several fashion magazines.
the past tense of win
Usain Bolt won the 100m at the Beijing Olympics.
to stop working permanently, especially when you are old
Mrs. Kenny retired as principal in July.
the past tense of invent
Who invented the telephone?
to design or create something that did not exist before
He invents things in his parents' garage.
to be or become a parent
We want to travel the world before we have children.
to change from being a child to being an adult
I would like my children to grow up in Europe.
to complete your studies at a school such as a high school, college, or university and get a diploma or a degree
She graduates in June.
when two people have a wedding and become husband and wife
We're getting married next summer.
get a job
to find work that you do regularly to earn money
I want to get a job as a teacher when I finish university.
the past tense of fight
They fought for their freedom.
if people fight, they use guns or other weapons against each other, hit, kick, or bite each other, or argue about something
I fight with my sister all the time.
the past tense of explore
We explored the city on foot.
to travel around an area in order to learn about it, or in order to search for something valuable such as oil
Shackleton wanted to explore Antarctica.
the past tense of compose
They composed a song especially for the wedding.
to write a piece of music
I want to compose a new song.
the past tense of build
They built this house in 1878.
preparatory school work done outside school (especially at home).
Have you done all your homework yet?
eat fast food
to eat food that is made and served very quickly, and that you can take away with you
I need to stop eating fast food. It isn't very healthy.
to feel nervous and upset because you keep thinking about your problems or about bad things that could happen
She worries a lot about her husband's health.
in a positive way
It's important to always think positively.
decide by pondering, reasoning, or reflecting .
"Can you think what to do next?"
to not do something anymore
She's going to stop spending so much money.
to begin doing something
I'm going to start exercising this summer.
establish as the highest level or best performance
"set a record"
something you aim for that takes planning and work. We need to set some clear goals before we begin.
to do a physical activity in order to stay healthy and to make your body stronger
Do you eat right and exercise often?
go bike riding
to do the activity of riding a bike for pleasure
Shall we go bike riding this weekend?
to sit in a bike, motorbike, horse, etc. and make it move you along.
to do the activity of walking for pleasure
My boyfriend and I like to go walking in the mountains.
movement in water to get from one place to another.
to do the activity of swimming for pleasure
How often do you go swimming?
searching for or buying goods or services
"does her shopping at the mall rather than down town"
We should go shopping for new shoes on Saturday.
traveling on foot at a fast pace;
I try to go running three times a week.
taking a series of rhythmical steps (and movements) in time to music.
I went dancing with my friends on Friday night.