94 terms

English Vocabulary in Use Advanced- Unit 14, 15,

love at first sight
love which begins the first moment a man and woman see each other
fall head over heels in love
fall deeply and madly in love
have eyes for
be only attracted to
platonic relationship
affectionate relationship between people of the opposite sex that is not sexual
be infatuated with
be romantically obsessed with
be besotted with
be almost stupidly or blindly in love with
hit it off
like each other the moment people meet
people who feel close to each other in spirit and who undertand each other deeply
lifelong companion
friend who is with you all your life
a man/woman after one's own heart
someone you admire because they do or think the same as you
get on like a house on fire
have a very good, enjoyable relationship
bosom friends/buddies/pals
bery close, good friends
always want to be together, very close
relationship or feeling of togetherness
kindred spirits
those who think and look at life in the same way
perfect for each other
family ties
a strong connection between people in family
the feeling of liking or loving somebody/something very much and caring about them e.g. He didn't show his wife any affection
having or displaying warmth or affection e.g. He is very affectionate towards his children.
a disposition to be friendly and approachable (easy to talk to)
friendly, pleasant. easy to like
showing concern for the rights and feelings of others
kind and considerate regard for others e.g. He showed no consideration for her feelings
loyal; trustworthy; steadfast, taht you can rely on
the quality of being faithful
be fond of
having or displaying warmth or affection for sb you have known for a long time
state of affection; liking something or someone
loyal (dislolay) to
true, faithful
complete and unswerving loyalty (disloyalty)
support for sb in good and bad times, the quality of being faithful in your support of somebody/something e.g. They swore their loyalty to the king.
any object of warm affection or devotion, a very strong feeling of love, hatred, anger, enthusiasm, etc e.g. She argued her case with considerable passion.
having or expressing strong emotions
the action of spending a lot of time or energy on something e.g. Her devotion to the job left her with very little free time.
giving your time to something
a feeling of admiration for somebody/something because of their good qualities or achievements e.g. A two-minute silence was held as a mark of respect.
showing or feeling respect e.g. The onlookers stood at a respectful distance.
have a love affair with
expressive of or exciting sexual love or romance
encouragement and help that you give to somebody/something because you approve of them and want them to be successful e.g. There is strong public support for the change.
supportive to/of (unsupportive)
always supprts you, giving help, encouragement or sympathy to somebody e.g. She was very supportive during my father's illness.He was strongly supportive of my career.
trust in
the belief that somebody/something is good, sincere, honest, etc. and will not try to harm or trick you
trustworthy/ trusting
that you can rely on to be good, honest, sincere, etc
be devoted to
aving great love for somebody/something and being loyal to them e.g. They are devoted to their children.
have a respect for
a feeling of admiration for somebody/something because of their good qualities or achievements e.g. I have the greatest respect for your brother.
loyal to (disloyal)
remaining faithful to somebody/something and supporting them or e.g. She has always remained loyal to her political principles.
a casual acquaintance
person you know, but not very well
a person that you work with, especially in a profession or a business e.g. We were friends and colleagues for more than 20 years.
staunch ally
a country that has agreed to help and support another country, especially in case of a war e.g. a loyal ally of the United States
business partners
people who own the same business
a true friend
a person you know well and like, and who is not usually a member of your family
talk behind sb's backs
say bad things about sb when they are not there
deeply critical of
xpressing disapproval of somebody/something and saying what you think is bad about thema e.g. critical comment/report
scrupulously honest (dishonest) with
always telling the truth, and never stealing or cheating e.g. an honest man/woman
truthful (untruthful)
saying only what is true e.g. They were less than truthful about their part in the crime.
bitter rivals
people in competition with each other in an aggressive and negative way
break down
to fail, to lose control of your feelings and start crying
genuine misunderstanding
real disagreement or argument
serious disagreement that divides people
disagreement and discontent
not see eye to eye
have different opinions
turn sour
become bad
split up
have its ups and downs
have good and bad moments
a bumpy relationship
up and down like a car on a road with bumps
a broken home
family split up by divorce
a family feud
quarrel in a family causing bad feeling for many years
friendly towards somebody who is visiting or arriving e.g.The locals were extremely welcoming.
showing or feeling happiness or satisfaction, especially because your life is good e.g. a contented smile
kind, friendly and sympathetic
not showing any love or sympathy for other people; unkind
to die of a broken heart
to die because of sadness resulting from a love affair which the other person ended, or you have lost the one you love e.g. because of death
to hate someone's guts
to dislike sb intensely, to hate sb very much
to have it in for someone
to take advantage of every opportunity to speak badly of sb or to be looking for opportunities to create problems for them
to be on bad terms with someone
to have a bad relationship with sb
to coerce sb into doing sth
force sb to do sth
to congregate
to gather together
profane language
bad/foul/indecent language
utter profanities
to give/say swear words, or religious words used in a way that shows a lack of respect for God or holy things e.g. He uttered a stream of profanities.
an old car that is in bad condition e.g. You're not still driving that old banger, are you?
to pull a car or boat behind another vehicle, using a rope or chain e.g. Our car was towed away by the police.
tow truck
a truck that is used for taking cars away to be repaired when they have had a breakdown
to have a chinwag
to have a chat, a friendly, informal conversation with somebody that you know well
scare the living daylights out of sb with sth
to frighten someone very much
the place where somebody lives e.g. You are most welcome to my humble abode.
pop the question
to ask someone to marry you e.g. So did he pop the question, then?
impending nuptial
upcoming marriage
paint the town red
have fun
bimbo/ floozie/ slapper
a young person, usually a woman, who is sexually attractive but not very intelligent e.g. He's going out with an empty-headed bimbo half his age.
leg it
to run away fast , especially in order to escape from somebody e.g. We saw the police coming and legged it down the road.
cry one's eyes out
to cry very hard e.g. When we heard the news, we cried our eyes out with joy. She cried her eyes out after his death.
to hover over sb
to hang or wait around someone or something e.g. The mugger hovered around the side door to the theater, waiting for a victim. The birds hovered around the bird feeder.
helicopter parents
ones that are hovering over you, overprotective, a parent who pays extremely close attention to his or her child's or children's experiences and problems, particularly at educational institutions e.g. Helicopter parents hover over their children.
substitute (the empty space)
to take the place of somebody/something else; to use somebody/something instead of somebody/something else
to bequeath sb to sb
to say in a will that you want somebody to have your property, money, etc. after you die, to leave sth in a will e.g. He bequeathed his entire estate (= all his money and property) to his daughter.
umbilical cord
a long piece of tissue that connects a baby to its mother before it is born and is cut at the moment of birth e.g. the umbirical link btw politicians and big business should br severed