1 [uncountable] formal careful thought and attention, especially before making an official or important decision:
1 [uncountable] extreme sadness, especially because someone you love has died
1 unable to look after yourself or to do anything to help yourself: He began to feel depressed and helpless. a vicious attack on a helpless victim Newman threw out a hand in a helpless gesture.
someone who is impulsive does things without considering the possible dangers or problems first: Rosa was impulsive and sometimes regretted things she'd done. In a burst of impulsive generosity, I offered to pay.
to make someone think and behave exactly as you want them to, by skilfully deceiving or influencing them: He was one of those men who manipulated people.
the way in which someone behaves towards or talks to other people: She has a calm relaxed manner.
1 formal to continue to do something that has already been planned or started [↪ proceeds]
1 to give support to an opinion, idea, or feeling, and make it stronger: The film reinforces the idea that women should be pretty and dumb.
1door etc [intransitive and transitive] if a door, gate etc slams, or if someone slams it, it shuts with a loud noise [= bang]: We heard a car door slam. He slammed the door shut.
1 [transitive] to say something in a loud, sad, and complaining way: 'But what shall I do?' Bernard wailed.
to twist your body from side to side violently, especially because you are suffering pain writhe in pain/agony etc He lay writhing in pain.
2 behaving or speaking in a confident, determined way that makes people respect and obey you: He has a commanding presence and an authoritative voice.
to move with a quick sudden movement, or to make part of your body move in this way: Wilcox jerked his head to indicate that they should move on.
to complain in an annoying way, especially in an unhappy voice and without good reason: 'I feel seasick already,' she moaned.
in an emotional way that shows you very much want someone to do something: Kathleen looked at him pleadingly.
1 to ask a lot of people the same questions in order to find out what they think about a subject: 18% of the women we polled said their husbands had a drinking problem.
3 to move someone into a new situation or make them do something propel somebody to/into something The film propelled her to stardom. Company directors were propelled into action.
the part of something that is left after everything else has gone or been dealt with [= the rest]: The remainder must be paid by the end of June. the remainder of He spent the remainder of his police career behind a desk.
1 a way of dealing with a problem or making a bad situation better [= solution]:
1 [intransitive] to cry noisily while breathing in short sudden bursts: He began sobbing uncontrollably.
intransitive and transitive] to hold someone or something so they become more balanced or controlled, or to become more balanced or controlled
straighten something ↔ out to deal with problems or a confused situation and make it better, especially by organizing things [= sort
if you do something with ease, it is very easy for you to do it [= easily]: They won with ease.