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to produce flames and heat;; to be on fire;; to destroy, damage, injure or kill somebody/something by fire; to be destroyed, etc. by fire;; if you burn a fuel, or a fuel burns, it produces heat, light or energy;; if food burns, or if you burn it, it is spoiled because it gets too hot;; to be damaged or injured by the sun, heat, acid, etc.; to damage or injure somebody/something in this way;; if part of your body burns or is burning, it feels very hot and painful;; to produce light;; to feel a very strong emotion or desire;; to move very fast in a particular direction;; to make somebody very angry;; to put information onto a CD or DVD;; to spend money quickly; to spend more more than is expected or reasonable;; to do something that makes it impossible to return to the previous situation later;; to become very tired by trying to do too many things and going to bed late and getting up early;; to suffer as a result of doing something without realizing the possible bad results, especially in business;; if money burns a hole in your pocket, you want to spend it as soon as you have it;; to study or work until late at night;; to drive very fast;; to cook something for too long or with too much heat, so that it becomes badly burnt;; to go wrong or to fail badly and suddenly;; a person thinks that other people are talking about them, especially in an unkind way;; to think or imagine that other people are talking about you;; to have so much money that you do not have to be careful with it
to produce flames and heat;; to be on fire;; to destroy, damage, injure or kill somebody/something by fire; to be destroyed, etc. by fire;; if you burn a fuel, or a fuel burns, it produces heat, light or energy;; if food burns, or if you burn it, it is spoiled because it gets too hot;; to be damaged or injured by the sun, heat, acid, etc.; to damage or injure somebody/something in this way;; if part of your body burns or is burning, it feels very hot and painful;; to produce light;; to feel a very strong emotion or desire;; to move very fast in a particular direction;; to make somebody very angry;; to put information onto a CD or DVD;; to spend money quickly; to spend more more than is expected or reasonable;; to do something that makes it impossible to return to the previous situation later;; to become very tired by trying to do too many things and going to bed late and getting up early;; to suffer as a result of doing something without realizing the possible bad results, especially in business;; if money burns a hole in your pocket, you want to spend it as soon as you have it;; to study or work until late at night;; to drive very fast;; to cook something for too long or with too much heat, so that it becomes badly burnt;; to go wrong or to fail badly and suddenly;; a person thinks that other people are talking about them, especially in an unkind way;; to think or imagine that other people are talking about you;; to have so much money that you do not have to be careful with it
the activity of making, buying, selling or supplying goods or services for money;; work that is part of your job;; the amount of work done by a company, etc.; the rate or quality of this work;; a commercial organization such as a company, shop/store or factory;; something that concerns a particular person or organization;; important matters that need to be dealt with or discussed;; a matter, an event or a situation;; the fact of a person or people buying goods or services at a shop/store or business;; the things that are discussed at the end of an official meeting that do not appear on the agenda;; to be very good;; to have everything that you need in order to be able to start something immediately;; a way of saying that things will continue as normal despite a difficult situation;; a way of saying that financial and commercial matters are the important things to consider and you should not be influenced by friendship, etc.;; to start dealing with the matter that needs to be dealt with, or doing the work that needs to be done;; to do the things that you normally do;; to have no right to do something;; very much, very fast, very well, etc.;; to be serious in your intentions;; to think about your own affairs and not ask questions about or try to get involved in other people's lives;; not to be intending to do something (which it would be surprising for you to do);; having stopped operating as a business because there is no more money or work available;; to look for customers, passengers, etc. in order to do business
the system of laws and basic principles that a state, a country or an organization is governed by;; The US Constitution was created after the American Revolution when leaders from each state held a meeting called the Constitutional Convention to agree on a document describing the new system of government and limiting its powers, which was signed in 1789. This established the three branches of government: the legislative branch which consists of Congress, the judicial branch which is the Supreme Court and lower courts created by Congress and the executive branch which consists of the president, vice-president and government departments. The Constitution contains details about the responsibilities of each branch and who can be elected to Congress. It says that the US government is responsible for protecting individual states. Since 1789 there have been 27 amendments (= changes) to the Constitution including the Bill of Rights (1791) which promised citizens a number of rights such as the right to free speech and freedom of religion. There is sometimes disagreement about how to interpret the Constitution, some people believing that it is better to follow exactly what the Constitution says and others that it is necessary to consider what the intention of each part was and how that relates to the situation today. The Supreme Court can decide that a law is unconstitutional so that it cannot be used any more.;; the condition of a person's body and how healthy it is;; the way something is formed or organized;; the act of forming something
a period of 24 hours;; the time between when it becomes light in the morning and when it becomes dark in the evening;; the hours of the day when you are awake, working, etc.;; a particular period of time or history;; part of your normal working life and not unusual;; very soon;; used to introduce the most important fact after everything has been considered;; in the past;; at a particular time in the past;; the moment in the early hours of the morning when it begins to get light;; to decide or agree to stop doing something;; to be successful against somebody/something;; easy to see or understand;; each day repeatedly (used especially when something is boring or annoying);; all the time; a little at a time and gradually;; every day for a long period of time;; the time when somebody will have to deal with the result of something that they have done wrong, or be punished for something bad that they have done;; to spend the last part of your life in a particular state or place;; everyone has good luck or success at some point in their life;; the time when you have to do something difficult or unpleasant;; the amount of fruit or vegetables that some organizations say you should eat in order to be healthy;; from the beginning;; with no thoughts or plans for the future;; if a situation changes from day to day, it changes often;; if a situation changes from one day to the next, it is uncertain and not likely to stay the same each day;; beginning on that day; from that time;; used to say that you prefer a particular thing or person to the one that has just been mentioned;; an earlier period of time in your life or in history that is seen as better/worse than the present;; a helpful, kind thing that you do;; to no longer be successful, powerful, etc.;; a friendly way of saying goodbye, especially to customers;; to be in poor condition;; (used when talking about somebody's age) at least;; used when you are very surprised at something you have never heard or seen before;; when you have had time to think calmly about something; in the morning when things are clearer;; during the part of somebody's life when they were most successful, famous, etc.;; when somebody was young;; now, in the modern world;; used to say that it is too soon to be sure how a situation will develop;; used when several unfortunate or unpleasant things happen on the same day;; after the time when an action could be successful;; the whole length of the day;; used to say that although you have failed or had a bad experience, you will continue;; to make somebody feel very happy on a particular day;; to make a particular enjoyable activity last for a whole day instead of only part of it;; all the time; continuously;; a person or thing that makes people excited for a short time but does not last very long;; to refuse to speak to somebody because you do not like or respect them;; to not have much time;; during a particular period of time when somebody lived;; that is served on a particular day in a restaurant;; used to emphasize what you are saying when you are surprised, shocked or annoyed;; at some time in the future, or on a particular day in the past;; before a long time has passed;; a day when there are a lot of mistakes and a lot of things go wrong;; common, popular or suitable at a particular time or for a particular occasion;; recently;; to say hello to somebody and have a short conversation with them;; very obvious;; used to say that a complicated task will take a long time and needs patience;; the time when you are young and do not have much experience of life;; to prevent failure or defeat, when this seems certain to happen;; to save something, especially money, for a time when you will really need it;; at an unknown time in the future;; a person or thing will not continue to live, exist or be successful for much longer;; to not think about what will happen in the future;; used when you are saying that something is very unlikely to happen;; used to talk about the present, especially when you are comparing it with the past;; used to suggest that a time in the past was happier or better than now;; exactly;; even now, when a lot of time has passed
used to refer to actions that you do not mention by name or do not know about;; to act or behave in the way mentioned;; used to ask or talk about the success or progress of somebody/something;; to work at or perform an activity or a task;; used with nouns to talk about tasks such as cleaning, washing, arranging, etc.;; to perform the activity or task mentioned;; to work at something as a job;; to learn or study something;; to find the answer to something; to solve something;; to produce or make something;; to perform or produce a play, an opera, etc.;; to copy somebody's behaviour or the way somebody speaks, sings, etc., especially in order to make people laugh;; to finish something;; to travel a particular distance;; to complete a journey/trip;; to travel at or reach a particular speed;; to visit a place as a tourist;; to spend a period of time doing something;; to deal with or attend to somebody/something;; to be suitable or be enough for somebody/something;; to cook something;; to cheat somebody;; to punish somebody;; to steal from a place;; to take an illegal drug;; to have sex;; to be about or connected with somebody/something;; used to talk about how much somebody/something is connected with somebody/something;; used to say that a situation is not acceptable and should be changed or improved;; used to say that something does not make somebody look attractive;; used to refuse a request;; used to show that you intend to stop somebody from doing something that they were going to do;; used to show that you will not accept something any longer;; used to say that an accident, a mistake, etc. has spoiled or ruined something;; used to order somebody to stop doing or saying something;; used to ask how somebody manages to obtain the thing mentioned;; used to ask why somebody/something is in the place mentioned
used to refer to actions that you do not mention by name or do not know about;; to act or behave in the way mentioned;; used to ask or talk about the success or progress of somebody/something;; to work at or perform an activity or a task;; used with nouns to talk about tasks such as cleaning, washing, arranging, etc.;; to perform the activity or task mentioned;; to work at something as a job;; to learn or study something;; to find the answer to something; to solve something;; to produce or make something;; to perform or produce a play, an opera, etc.;; to copy somebody's behaviour or the way somebody speaks, sings, etc., especially in order to make people laugh;; to finish something;; to travel a particular distance;; to complete a journey/trip;; to travel at or reach a particular speed;; to visit a place as a tourist;; to spend a period of time doing something;; to deal with or attend to somebody/something;; to be suitable or be enough for somebody/something;; to cook something;; to cheat somebody;; to punish somebody;; to steal from a place;; to take an illegal drug;; to have sex;; to be about or connected with somebody/something;; used to talk about how much somebody/something is connected with somebody/something;; used to say that a situation is not acceptable and should be changed or improved;; used to say that something does not make somebody look attractive;; used to refuse a request;; used to show that you intend to stop somebody from doing something that they were going to do;; used to show that you will not accept something any longer;; used to say that an accident, a mistake, etc. has spoiled or ruined something;; used to order somebody to stop doing or saying something;; used to ask how somebody manages to obtain the thing mentioned;; used to ask why somebody/something is in the place mentioned
an animal with four legs and a tail, often kept as a pet or trained for work, for example hunting or guarding buildings. There are many types of dog, some of which are wild.;; a male dog, fox or wolf;; greyhound racing;; a thing of low quality; a failure;; an offensive way of describing a woman who is not considered attractive;; used, especially after an adjective, to describe a man who has done something bad;; to be raining heavily;; an event that is planned only in order to impress people so that they will support or buy something;; a situation in business, politics, etc. where there is a lot of competition and people are willing to harm each other in order to succeed;; a person who stops other people from enjoying what he or she cannot use or does not want;; a thing that has been done badly;; an unhappy life, full of problems or unfair treatment;; everyone has good luck or success at some point in their life;; when a person already has a bad reputation, it is difficult to change it because others will continue to blame or suspect him/her;; to get into a very bad state;; alcohol that you drink in order to make you feel better when you have drunk too much alcohol the night before;; to be involved in a situation so that you will gain or lose according to the result;; to avoid mentioning a subject or something that happened in the past, in order to avoid any problems or arguments;; extremely hard;; in a very bad or cruel way;; very determined and refusing to give up;; to have no chance at all;; feeling very ill/sick; vomiting a lot;; used to describe a situation in which the most important aspect is being influenced and controlled by somebody/something that is not as important;; (you cannot) successfully make people change their ideas, methods of work, etc., when they have had them for a long time;; to allow somebody to suffer or be punished in an unfair way, as if they have no value;; if somebody can do a task for you, there is no point in doing it yourself
a piece of wood, glass, etc. that is opened and closed so that people can get in and out of a room, building, car, etc.; a similar thing in a cupboard/closet;; the space when a door is open;; the area close to the entrance of a building;; a house, room, etc. that is a particular number of houses, rooms, etc. away from another;; the amount of money made by selling tickets for an event;; so ill/sick that you may die;; if a lot of people beat a path to somebody's door, they are all interested in something that person has to sell, or can do or tell them;; without the public being allowed to attend or know what is happening; in private;; to work at the entrance to a theatre, club, etc., for example collecting tickets from people as they enter;; in an unfair or indirect way;; to try to prevent or avoid loss or damage when it is already too late to do so;; to stop trading;; to try to prevent or avoid loss or damage when it is already too late to do so;; to make it unlikely that something will happen;; (to provide) the means of getting or reaching something; (to create) the opportunity for something;; from building to building;; at an early stage, especially in a game or competition;; to manage to enter an organization, a field of business, etc. that could bring you success;; to have enough money to avoid going hungry; to stop somebody feeling hungry;; to say that somebody is responsible for something that has gone wrong;; to make sure that there is still the possibility of doing something;; used to tell somebody never to come to your home again;; to provide opportunities for somebody to do something and be successful;; not inside a building;; to ask somebody to leave, because they are no longer welcome;; to shut a door hard when somebody is trying to come in;; to refuse to talk to somebody or meet them, in a rude way;; directly to somebody's house
to make pictures, or a picture of something, with a pencil, pen or chalk (but not paint);; to move something/somebody by pulling it or them gently;; to pull a vehicle such as a carriage;; to open or close curtains, etc.;; to move in the direction mentioned;; to take out a weapon, such as a gun or a sword, in order to attack somebody;; to attract or interest somebody;; to produce a reaction or response;; to make somebody say more about something;; to have a particular idea after you have studied something or thought about it;; to express a comparison or a contrast;; to decide something by picking cards, tickets or numbers by chance;; to finish a game without either team winning;; to take money or payments from a bank account or post office;; to take or pull liquid or gas from somewhere;; to breathe in smoke or air;; if two people are at daggers drawn, they are very angry with each other;; used to say that people or groups have shown which side they intend to support in an argument or contest that is going to begin;; to get no response or result;; to make somebody bleed;; to stop doing something and rest;; to live; to be alive;; to choose somebody/something by lot;; to make somebody direct their anger, criticism, etc. at you, so that others do not have to face it;; to aim carefully at somebody/something before shooting a gun;; to refuse to do something; to set a limit;; to distinguish between two closely related ideas;; to say that something is finished and not worth discussing any more;; to start being more careful in your behaviour, especially by spending less money than before;; to be the person in a group who is chosen or forced to perform an unpleasant duty or task;; to decide on somebody to do or have something, by choosing pieces of paper, etc.;; to stand straight and tall in order to show your determination or high status;; to speak to somebody in private, especially in order to warn or tell them about something
to fall or allow something to fall by accident;; to fall or make something fall deliberately;; to fall down or be no longer able to stand because you are extremely tired;; to become or make something weaker, lower or less;; to look down;; to slope steeply downwards;; to stop so that somebody can get out of a car, etc.; to deliver something on the way to somewhere else;; to send a short letter to somebody;; to leave somebody/something out by accident or deliberately;; to stop seeing somebody socially;; to stop doing or discussing something; to not continue with something;; to say or do something in order to show somebody, in an indirect way, what you are thinking;; to let a stitch go off the needle;; people stop buying or using the products of a particular industry;; to die or fall down in very large numbers;; to make a mistake and spoil something that you are responsible for;; to say something that offends or embarrasses somebody, although you did not intend to;; to suddenly not be able to think clearly; to act in a stupid way because you have lost control over yourself;; to die suddenly and unexpectedly;; used to tell somebody, rudely, to stop annoying you, interfering, etc.;; to make something the responsibility of another person;; to put somebody in an embarrassing situation, especially by telling a secret that you should not have told;; to mention famous people you know or have met in order to impress others;; somebody has the opportunity to do something pleasant without having made any effort;; used to say that somebody suddenly looked surprised, shocked or disappointed;; to do or say nothing more about somebody/something;; to mention somebody/something in a conversation, by accident or as if by accident;; used to say that somebody has finally understood or realized something that they had not understood or realized before;; it was extremely quiet
to fall or allow something to fall by accident;; to fall or make something fall deliberately;; to fall down or be no longer able to stand because you are extremely tired;; to become or make something weaker, lower or less;; to look down;; to slope steeply downwards;; to stop so that somebody can get out of a car, etc.; to deliver something on the way to somewhere else;; to send a short letter to somebody;; to leave somebody/something out by accident or deliberately;; to stop seeing somebody socially;; to stop doing or discussing something; to not continue with something;; to say or do something in order to show somebody, in an indirect way, what you are thinking;; to let a stitch go off the needle;; people stop buying or using the products of a particular industry;; to die or fall down in very large numbers;; to make a mistake and spoil something that you are responsible for;; to say something that offends or embarrasses somebody, although you did not intend to;; to suddenly not be able to think clearly; to act in a stupid way because you have lost control over yourself;; to die suddenly and unexpectedly;; used to tell somebody, rudely, to stop annoying you, interfering, etc.;; to make something the responsibility of another person;; to put somebody in an embarrassing situation, especially by telling a secret that you should not have told;; to mention famous people you know or have met in order to impress others;; somebody has the opportunity to do something pleasant without having made any effort;; used to say that somebody suddenly looked surprised, shocked or disappointed;; to do or say nothing more about somebody/something;; to mention somebody/something in a conversation, by accident or as if by accident;; used to say that somebody has finally understood or realized something that they had not understood or realized before;; it was extremely quiet
to receive something;; to obtain something;; to obtain or receive an amount of money by selling something;; to go to a place and bring somebody/something back;; to receive something as a punishment;; to receive broadcasts from a particular television or radio station;; to buy something, for example a newspaper or magazine, regularly;; to achieve or be given a particular mark/grade in an exam;; to become infected with an illness; to suffer from a pain, etc.;; to be connected with somebody by telephone;; to reach a particular state or condition; to make somebody/something/yourself reach a particular state or condition;; to reach the point at which you feel, know, are, etc. something;; to make, persuade, etc. somebody/something to do something;; to cause something to happen or be done;; to start doing something;; to have the opportunity to do something;; to arrive at or reach a place or point;; to move to or from a particular place or in a particular direction, sometimes with difficulty; to make somebody/something do this;; to use a bus, taxi, plane, etc.;; to prepare a meal;; to answer the telephone or a door when somebody calls, knocks, etc.;; to catch or take hold of somebody, especially in order to harm or punish them;; to hit or wound somebody;; to understand somebody/something;; used to say that something happens or exists;; to make somebody feel confused because they do not understand something;; to annoy somebody;; to be becoming old;; to be becoming late;; to be nearly a particular time, age or number;; used to say that you are shocked, surprised, amused, etc. by something;; to have a short holiday/vacation in a place where you can relax;; to make somebody angry, worried or excited;; to be punished or spoken to angrily about something;; to have sex with somebody;; to have an erection;; to not help somebody make progress or succeed;; to make some progress/no progress;; to achieve your aim or complete a task;; used to say that you are going to tell somebody something that they will find surprising or interesting;; used to express surprise or disapproval that somebody has been so selfish, etc.;; you have to admit that something unpleasant is true;; used to ask, especially in an angry way, what somebody is/was suggesting;; used to say that somebody has suddenly started to behave in a strange or different way
to hand something to somebody so that they can look at it, use it or keep it for a time;; to hand something to somebody as a present; to allow somebody to have something as a present;; to provide somebody with something;; to pay money to a charity, etc., to help people;; to pay in order to have or do something;; to use time, energy, etc. for somebody/something;; to make somebody suffer a particular punishment;; to infect somebody with an illness;; if you give a party, you organize it and invite people;; to perform something in public;; used with a noun to describe a particular action, giving the same meaning as the related verb;; to produce a particular feeling in somebody;; to make a telephone call to somebody;; to judge somebody/something to be of a particular standard;; to predict that something will last a particular length of time;; to say that a player or the ball is in a particular position;; to bend or stretch under pressure;; to agree to change your mind or give up some of your demands;; used to tell somebody that you do not accept what they say;; to be willing, in a relationship, to accept what somebody else wants and to give up some of what you want;; to react with equal force when somebody attacks or criticizes you;; to show your approval of somebody by clapping your hands;; used to say that you prefer a particular thing or person to the one that has just been mentioned;; if something is correct give or take a particular amount, it is approximately correct;; to make somebody believe/understand something;; used to ask people to drink a toast to somebody;; used when you are admitting that something is true;; what is happening?; what is the news?
to move or travel from one place to another;; to move or travel, especially with somebody else, to a particular place or in order to be present at an event;; to move or travel in a particular way or over a particular distance;; to move in a particular way or while doing something else;; to leave one place in order to reach another;; to leave a place and do something different;; to visit or attend a place for a particular purpose;; to look at a particular page or website;; to leave a place or travel to a place in order to take part in an activity or a sport;; to be sent or passed somewhere;; to lead or extend from one place to another;; to have as a usual or correct position; to be placed;; used to say that something does/did not fit into a particular place or space;; if a number will go into another number, it is contained in that number an exact number of times;; used to talk about how well or badly something makes progress or succeeds;; used in many expressions to show that somebody/something has reached a particular state/is no longer in a particular state;; to become different in a particular way, especially a bad way;; to live or move around in a particular state;; to not be noticed, reported, etc.;; used to talk about what tune or words a song or poem has or what happens in a story;; to make a particular sound or movement;; to be sounded as a signal or warning;; to say;; to start an activity;; if a machine goes, it works;; to stop existing; to be lost or stolen;; used to talk about wanting to get rid of somebody/something;; to get worse; to become damaged or stop working correctly;; to die. People say 'go' to avoid saying 'die'.;; when money goes, it is spent or used for something;; to be sold;; to be willing to pay a particular amount of money for something;; to help; to play a part in doing something;; to be available;; used to talk about how quickly or slowly time seems to pass;; to use a toilet;; anything that somebody says or does is accepted or allowed, however shocking or unusual it may be;; in comparison with the average person, thing, etc.;; to be nearly a particular age, time or number;; used to show what somebody intends to do in the future;; used to show that something is likely to happen very soon or in the future;; used to tell or warn somebody not to do something;; something that is enough for a short time;; to make a very great effort to get something or do something;; used to show that you are angry or annoyed that somebody has done something stupid;; to suddenly become very angry;; used to express the fact that you do not believe something, or that you disapprove of something;; (to have) many/not many advantages;; not possible or allowed;; used to say that you do not want to talk about something in any more detail because you do not even want to think about it;; remaining; still left;; if you buy cooked food to go in a restaurant or shop/store, you buy it to take away and eat somewhere else;; the way somebody behaves towards other people will affect the way those people behave towards them in the future;; something that is not fashionable now will become fashionable again in the future;; used to ask what action somebody should take, especially in order to improve the difficult situation that they are in;; used by a soldier who is guarding a place to order somebody to say who they are
to move or travel from one place to another;; to move or travel, especially with somebody else, to a particular place or in order to be present at an event;; to move or travel in a particular way or over a particular distance;; to move in a particular way or while doing something else;; to leave one place in order to reach another;; to leave a place and do something different;; to visit or attend a place for a particular purpose;; to look at a particular page or website;; to leave a place or travel to a place in order to take part in an activity or a sport;; to be sent or passed somewhere;; to lead or extend from one place to another;; to have as a usual or correct position; to be placed;; used to say that something does/did not fit into a particular place or space;; if a number will go into another number, it is contained in that number an exact number of times;; used to talk about how well or badly something makes progress or succeeds;; used in many expressions to show that somebody/something has reached a particular state/is no longer in a particular state;; to become different in a particular way, especially a bad way;; to live or move around in a particular state;; to not be noticed, reported, etc.;; used to talk about what tune or words a song or poem has or what happens in a story;; to make a particular sound or movement;; to be sounded as a signal or warning;; to say;; to start an activity;; if a machine goes, it works;; to stop existing; to be lost or stolen;; used to talk about wanting to get rid of somebody/something;; to get worse; to become damaged or stop working correctly;; to die. People say 'go' to avoid saying 'die'.;; when money goes, it is spent or used for something;; to be sold;; to be willing to pay a particular amount of money for something;; to help; to play a part in doing something;; to be available;; used to talk about how quickly or slowly time seems to pass;; to use a toilet;; anything that somebody says or does is accepted or allowed, however shocking or unusual it may be;; in comparison with the average person, thing, etc.;; to be nearly a particular age, time or number;; used to show what somebody intends to do in the future;; used to show that something is likely to happen very soon or in the future;; used to tell or warn somebody not to do something;; something that is enough for a short time;; to make a very great effort to get something or do something;; used to show that you are angry or annoyed that somebody has done something stupid;; to suddenly become very angry;; used to express the fact that you do not believe something, or that you disapprove of something;; (to have) many/not many advantages;; not possible or allowed;; used to say that you do not want to talk about something in any more detail because you do not even want to think about it;; remaining; still left;; if you buy cooked food to go in a restaurant or shop/store, you buy it to take away and eat somewhere else;; the way somebody behaves towards other people will affect the way those people behave towards them in the future;; something that is not fashionable now will become fashionable again in the future;; used to ask what action somebody should take, especially in order to improve the difficult situation that they are in;; used by a soldier who is guarding a place to order somebody to say who they are
the being or spirit that is worshipped and is believed to have created the universe;; (in some religions) a being or spirit who is believed to have power over a particular part of nature or who is believed to represent a particular quality;; a person who is loved or admired very much by other people;; something to which too much importance or attention is given;; the seats that are high up at the back of a theatre;; an event caused by natural forces beyond human control, such as a storm, a flood or an earthquake;; used to emphasize a feeling of determination or surprise;; used when you are expressing anger and the fact that you are impatient;; used to emphasize what you are saying when you are surprised, shocked or annoyed;; used when you are leaving somebody, to say that you hope they will be safe, etc.;; used to emphasize that you do not know something;; used to emphasize the truth of what you are saying;; used to say that you hope that something will not happen;; used to say that you are afraid somebody will be in danger or that something bad will happen to them;; used to show respect when you are talking about somebody who is dead;; a person who thinks that they are particularly good at something or who thinks that somebody will find them particularly attractive;; used to say that you hope that things will happen as you have planned and that there will be no problems;; used to emphasize that what you are saying is true;; used especially in questions to show that you are angry, surprised or shocked;; if the result of something is in the lap of the gods, you do not know what will happen because it depends on luck or things you cannot control;; a religious man, especially a priest or a clergyman;; to behave as if you control events or other people's lives;; used to say that you very much hope or wish that something will happen;; to make somebody very frightened, especially in order to make them do something;; used to swear that what you are saying is true, especially in a court of law;; used to say that you are pleased about something;; used to say that you could easily have been in the same difficult or unpleasant situation that somebody else is in;; used after a verb to emphasize a particular hope, wish, etc.;; used to show surprise, lack of belief, etc.
very large; much bigger than average in size or quantity;; used to emphasize an adjective of size or quality;; much more than average in degree or quantity;; extremely good in ability or quality and therefore admired by many people;; very good or pleasant;; important and impressive;; having high status or a lot of influence;; in a very good state of physical or mental health;; able to do something well;; very suitable or useful for something;; used when you are emphasizing a particular description of somebody/something;; added to words for family members to show a further stage in relationship;; used in the names of animals or plants which are larger than similar kinds;; used with the name of a city to describe an area that includes the centre of the city and a large area all round it;; to be doing something quickly and successfully;; to be better or more effective as a group than you would think just by looking at the individual members of the group;; to do something a lot; to enjoy something;; to be not very good, efficient, suitable, etc.;; of all sizes or types;; used to refer to where a particular person is imagined to go when they die or a thing when it is no longer working, similar to the place they were connected with on earth;; used to say that you and another person must both be very clever because you have had the same idea or agree about something;; something large and successful often begins in a very small way;; to put a lot of effort into doing something;; to do something very carefully
the solid surface of the earth;; soil on the surface of the earth;; an area of open land;; an area of land that is used for a particular purpose, activity or sport;; a large area of land or sea that is used for a particular purpose;; the land or gardens around a large building;; an area of interest, knowledge or ideas;; a good or true reason for saying, doing or believing something;; the small pieces of solid matter in a liquid that have fallen to the bottom;; a wire that connects an electric circuit with the ground and makes it safe;; a background that a design is painted or printed on;; to be in a strong position in an argument, etc. because you know the facts;; to be so shocked or frightened that you cannot move;; to make a new discovery or do something that has not been done before;; to suddenly spoil somebody's idea or plan by doing something to stop them from continuing with it;; to fail to produce the result or the effect that you hope for; to have little success;; to become more powerful or successful;; to gradually get closer to somebody/something that is moving or making progress in an activity;; to start happening successfully; to make something start happening successfully;; to allow somebody/something to have an advantage; to lose an advantage for yourself;; to hide, especially to escape somebody who is chasing you;; to have a sensible and realistic attitude to life;; to start doing something and continue very quickly and successfully;; to continue with your opinions or intentions when somebody is opposing you and wants you to change;; to face a situation and refuse to run away;; to make sure that you always find out about the most recent developments in a particular situation;; in the place where something is happening and among the people who are in the situation, especially a war;; in a place that has no connection with either of the people or sides who are meeting and so does not give an advantage to either of them;; to make it possible or easier for something to be achieved;; to work so hard that you become extremely tired;; to make somebody work so hard that they are no longer able to work; to use something so much that it is broken;; to change your opinion about a subject, especially during a discussion;; to be very convenient or acceptable for somebody;; to claim that your side of an argument is morally better than your opponents' side; to argue in a way that makes your side seem morally better;; if people or things are thick/thin on the ground, there are a lot/not many of them in a place