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1) when you are not in the place where people expect you to be, or the time that you are away 2) the lack of sth or the fact that it does not exist [≠ presence]
good enough to be used for a particular purpose or to be considered satisfactory
1) to form a particular amount or part of sth 2) to be the reason why something happens [= explain]
sth important that you succeed in doing by your own efforts
1) to admit or accept that sth is true or that a situation exists 2) if people * sth, they recognize how good or important it is
Sb who works hard doing practical things to achieve social or political change
(informal) an advertisement
in addition
used to add another piece of information to what you have just said:
more than what was agreed or expected [= extra]
enough in quantity or of a good enough quality for a particular purpose [= sufficient; ≠ inadequate]:
1) to respect and like sb because they have done sth that you think is good 2) to look at sth and think how beautiful or impressive it is
to take sb else's child into your home and legally become its parent
(BE) an advertisement
to tell the public about a product or service in order to persuade them to buy it
a picture, set of words, or a short film, which is intended to persuade people to buy a product or use a service, or that gives information about a job that is available, an event that is going to happen
sb whose job is to give advice because they know a lot about a subject, especially in business, law, or politics
a business that provides a particular service for people or organizations
a person or company that represents another person or company, especially in business
1) behaving in an angry, threatening way, as if you want to fight or attack sb 2) very determined to succeed or get what you want
a place where planes take off and land, with buildings for passengers to wait in
1) a group of songs or pieces of music on a CD, tape etc 2) a book that you put photographs, stamps etc in
to change, or to make sb or sth change
a special vehicle that is used to take people who are ill or injured to hospital
1) a careful examination of sth in order to understand it better 2) the way in which sb describes a situation or problem, and says what causes it to happen
1) the space between two straight lines or surfaces that join each other, measured in degrees 2) a way of considering a problem or situation
feeling strong emotions which make you want to shout at sb or hurt them because they have behaved in an unfair, cruel, offensive etc way, or because you think that a situation is unfair, unaccept
1) an important or official statement 2) the act of telling people that sth important is going to happen
to make sb feel slightly angry and unhappy about something [= irritate]
to expect that sth will happen and be ready for it
1) the feeling of being very worried about sth [= concern] 2) a feeling of wanting to do sth very much
1) worried about sth 2) an * time or situation is one in which you feel nervous or worried [= worrying]
1) (informal) anyway 2) in a careless or untidy way
sth that you say or write to show that you are sorry for doing sth wrong
1) to make a serious public request for help, money, information etc 2) to make a formal request to a court or sb in authority asking for a decision to be changed 3) if sb or sth *s to you, they seem attractive and interesting
1) to officially accept a plan, proposal etc 2) to think that sb or sth is good, right, or suitable [≠ disapprove]
an * number, amount, or time is close to the exact number, amount etc, but could be a little bit more or less than it [= rough; ≠ exact]
the style and design of a building or buildings
1) if a problem or difficult situation *s, it begins to happen 2) (literary) to get out of bed, or stand up
carrying weapons, especially a gun
not real or not made of natural things but made to be like sth that is real or natural [≠ natural; = false]
sb who produces art, especially paintings or drawings
1) feeling embarrassed and guilty because of sth you have done 2) feeling uncomfortable because sb does sth that embarrasses you
1) kept to be used later 2) moved to one side or away from you
a process in which you make a judgment about a person or situation, or the judgment you make
1) to help sb to do sth 2) to make it easier for sb to do sth
help or support
sb who helps sb else in their work, especially by doing the less important jobs
to make a connection in your mind between one thing or person and another
an organization that consists of a group of people who have the same aims, do the same kind of work etc
1) the feeling that an event or place gives you 2) if a place or event has *, it is interesting
1) to deliberately use violence to hurt a person or damage a place 2) to criticize sb or sth very strongly
the sister of your father or mother, or the wife of your father's or mother's brother
an * machine is designed to work without needing sb to operate it for each part of a process
1) as the result of a situation or action, and without you having to do anything more 2) without thinking about what you are doing
not sleeping
sth such as a prize or money given to sb to reward them for sth they have done
1) making you feel embarrassed so that you are not sure what to do or say [= difficult] 2) not relaxed or comfortable 3) difficult to do, use, or deal with 4) not convenient
1) in the direction that is behind you [≠ forwards] 2) towards the beginning or the past [≠ forwards]
salted or smoked meat from the back or sides of a pig, often served in narrow thin pieces
1) in an unsatisfactory or unsuccessful way [≠ well] 2) to a great or serious degree
to cook something using dry heat, in an oven
1) to be in or get into a steady position, without falling to one side or the other, or to put sth into this position 2) to be equal in importance, amount, value, or effect to sth that has the opposite effect
1) a sudden loud noise caused by sth such as a gun or an object hitting a hard surface 2) a painful blow to the body when you hit against sth or sth hits you [= bump]
1) to hit sth hard, making a loud noise 2) to close sth violently, making a loud noise, or to be closed in this way [= slam]
an outdoor game between two teams of nine players, in which players try to get points by hitting a ball and running around four
1) a container made of thin pieces of plastic, wire, or wood woven together, used to carry things or put things in 2) a net with a hole at the bottom attached to a metal ring, through which the ball i
1) a small animal like a mouse with wings that flies around at night 2) a long wooden stick with a special shape that is used in some sports and games
hair that grows around a man's chin and cheeks
1) one of a series of regular movements or hitting actions 2) a regular repeated noise [= rhythm]
1) a quality that people, places, or things have that makes them very attractive to look at 2) a woman who is very beautiful
1) the meat from a cow 2) (informal) a complaint
before sth else happens or is done
on behalf of somebody
1) instead of sb, or as their representative 2) because of or for sb
to do things that are good, bad, sensible etc [= act]
1) the feeling that sth is definitely true or definitely exists 2) the feeling that sth is good and can be trusted
1) to move part of your body so that it is not straight or so that you are not upright 2) to push or press sth so that it is no longer flat or straight
1) next to or very close to the side of sb or sth 2) in comparison with sth or sb
an agreement to risk money on the result of a race, game etc or on sth happening, or the money that you risk
1) the act of cutting or crushing sth with your teeth 2) a small hole made where an animal or insect has bitten you 3) a pleasantly sharp taste
1) feeling angry, jealous, and upset because you think you have been treated unfairly 2) making you feel very unhappy and upset 3) having a sharp strong taste like black coffee without sugar
the flat cutting part of a tool or weapon
1) without any writing, print, or recorded sound 2) a * face or look shows no emotion, understanding, or interest
bless you!
1) what you say when sb sneezes 2) used to thank sb for doing sth for you
to prevent anything moving through a space by being or placing sth across it or in it
1) * hair is pale or yellow in colour 2) a woman who is * has pale or yellow hair
1) an action or event that causes difficulty or sadness for sb 2) a hard hit with sb's hand, a tool, or a weapon
1) when a liquid *s, or when you * it, it becomes hot enough to turn into gas 2) to cook sth in boiling water
a container for boiling water that is part of a steam engine, or is used to provide heating in a house
(spoken) very hot [≠ freezing]
1) a weapon made of material that will explode 2) (AE - informal) a play, film, event etc that is not successful
1) a quick increase of business activity [≠ slump] 2) an increase in how popular or successful sth is, or in how often it happens
the official line that separates two countries, states, or areas, or the area close to this line
tired and impatient because you do not think sth is interesting, or because you have nothing to do
1) if a ball or other object *s, or you * it, it immediately moves up or away from a surface after hitting it 2) to move up and down, especially because you are hitting a surface that is made of rubber, has springs etc
a man that you are having a romantic relationship with
1) dealing with danger, pain, or difficult situations with courage and confidence [= courageous] 2) very good
one of the two round raised parts on a woman's chest that produce milk when she has a baby
the air that you send out of your lungs when you breathe
1) to take air into your lungs and send it out again 2) to blow air or smoke out of your mouth
an object that you use for cleaning, painting, making your hair tidy etc, made with a lot of hairs, bristles, or thin pieces of plastic fastened to a handle