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to slide a short distance accidentally, and fall or lose your balance slightly


small in degree [≠ big]


a small sign that shows that someone or something was present or existed


far away in space or time


very unhappy or ill, and you feel sorry for them

sb was/is wondering

sb is thinking about sth


to stop yourself from showing your feelings


not pleasant or enjoyable


written to become quicker or make something quicker


a statement saying that someone is guilty of a crime or of doing something wrong


falls down suddenly, usually because it is weak or damaged


very shocking and extremely unfair or offensive

result in

to make something happen [= cause]


to think or know that something is going to happen in the future [↪ predict]

freak hurricane

unexpected and very unusual hurricane

grim mood

looking or sounding very serious


to have a strong effect on someone or something:


a wide smile

dismal weather

so bad weather that it makes you feel very unhappy and hopeless


to straighten your arms, legs, or body to full length:

at once



to describe something or someone in writing or speech, or to show them in a painting, picture etc


an inquiring look or expression shows that you want to ask about something


to become straight, or to make something straight


a type of hard rock that becomes smooth when it is polished, and is used for making buildings, statues etc


a wooden or stone shelf which is the top part of a frame surrounding a fireplace

betray alarm

to show feelings (e.g. alarm) that you are trying to hide [= give away]


by only a small amount [= slightly]


very formal or unfriendly look


to communicate or express something, with or without using words


bad-tempered, unhappy, and silent

be involved in

praticipate in

stern look

a look which is serious and strict, and showing strong disapproval of someone's behaviour


to understand how serious or important a situation or problem is or what someone's feelings are [= realize]


not knowing facts or information that you ought to know

savour the triumph

to fully enjoy the taste or smell of something (e.g.: triumph)

go mad

go crazy

pat the shoulder of sb

to lightly touch someone or something several times with your hand flat, especially to give comfort


the people who live in the same area, town etc

in a fatherly sort of way

like a father

it's odds-on

it's very likely


to make known something that was previously secret or unknown

maintain secrecy

to make something (e.g: secrecy) continue in the same way or at the same standard as before:

wear off

(pain or the effect of sth) gradually stops



in vain

without success in spite of your efforts:


1 to make someone feel certain that something is true:

scratch sb's nose

to rub your skin with your nails because it (e.g.: your nose) feels uncomfortable [↪ itch]:

to be in uproar

a lot of noise or angry protest about something


to go back to a group of people, organization etc that you were with before:

support (n)

approval, encouragement, and perhaps help for a person, idea, plan etc:

mass breakout

a mass (=in a group) escape from a prison, especially one involving a lot of prisoners


dark, especially in a way that makes you feel sad


anxious and unable to think clearly

to sb's surprise

in a way that surprises someone)

put all efforts into sth

an attempt to do something, especially when this involves a lot of hard work or determination


a tendency to become angry suddenly or easily

as a matter of fact

spoken used when adding more details about what you have just said


to make someone feel very tired and without any energy


sth becomes larger or moves so that it affects more people or a larger area


the ability of being good at judging what people or situations are really like


physically or emotionally strong and able to deal with difficult situations

immediate impression of sth

first impression of sth

get rid of

to make someone leave because you do not like them or because they are causing problems:

cut in


a flicker of a smile

a feeling or expression or smile that continues for a very short time


to give your permission for something or agree to do something

incredulous look

a look tha shows that sb is unable or unwilling to believe something

on the spot


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