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A person who trains and is in charge of animals, especially dogs.
To repulse or put to flight by force or influence
a flat fish eaten as food
an event or situation that is a sign of the end of something
A small area of grass without trees in a wood.
one's fair share
the amount of something that one is due relative to what other people are receiving.
more than your fair share of sth
to have had more of something unpleasant than other people when you do not deserve it
make one's way in the world
Fig. to succeed in the world independently.
Describes a hole or other opening that is very large.
A small pile of stones made, especially on mountains, to mark a place or as a memorial (= an object to make people remember someone or something.
An occasion when you see something or someone, especially that is rare or trying to hide.
The house belonging to a farm and the buildings around it.
A small stream.
stand for something
to permit something; to endure something.
to steal things from a place using force, especially during a war
If something that you want __ you, you do not succeed in achieving it.
a man who in the past stopped people who were travelling on public roads in order to steal things from them
A weapon made of metal worn around the knuckles that strengthens the impact of a punch; brass knuckles.
To be in hiding, as from a pursuer:
hard physical work that makes you thirsty
To knock or push roughly against someone in order to move past them or get more space when you are in a crowd of people.; to compete for something
whip up something
to prepare, create, or put something together.
a piece of coloured cloth worn around your head or neck
hessian; A type of thick, rough cloth used for things and coverings that must be strong.
A person who has changed their feelings of support and duty from one political, religious, national, etc. group to a new one.
going from place to place in order to find people to attack or things to steal or destroy
To confine in or as if in a pen. See Synonyms at enclose.
A firm or secure position that provides a base for further advancement.
A herb whose seeds and thin feathery leaves are used in cooking.
A sauce made with meat juices and flour, served with meat and vegetables.
Meat, usually beef, that has been cut up into very small pieces.; to cut meat into very small pieces using a machine
to cook slowly at a temperature near boiling, or to cook something in this way
(something with) a curved shape that has two narrow pointed ends, like the moon when it is less than half of a circle.
there's no telling
it is impossible to guess
A steep headland, promontory, riverbank, or cliff.
continue to live through hardship or adversity
a person who avoids work; idler
have sth on one's hands
If you have a difficult situation __ __ __, you have to deal with it; in one's possession care, or management.
to be a sign that something good/bad will happen
very brave and determined, especially in a difficult situation
Great ability or skill.
A piece of bright but cheap jewellery.
The ability to perform a difficult action quickly and skilfully with the hands, or the ability to think quickly and effectively.
With great speed or immediacy
To represent a quality or an idea exactly.
the people who live in a particular country or area
A piece of jewellery worn around the neck, consisting of a long chain with an object hanging from it, or the object itself.
In addition; besides
nothing short of something
more or less the same as something bad; as bad as something
A yellow, bell-shaped flower with a long stem that is commonly seen in the spring.
once and for all
To spread things untidily over a surface, or to be spread untidily over a surface.
The small green pods from a tropical plant eaten as a vegetable or used to make foods such as soup thicker, or the plant itself.
The nose and mouth that stick out from the face of some animals.
full of fibres and difficult to cut and eat
Blood that has come from an injury and become thick.
A thin soup, often with vegetables or rice in it.
An amount produced at one baking; A quantity required for or produced as the result of one operation
To hold or keep within limits; restrain
Great danger, or something that is very dangerous.
Interpreted most favorably; at the most
(especially of particular animals) to lie or roll about slowly in deep, wet earth, sand, or water.
Existing in a wild state, especially describing an animal that was previously kept by people.
To crush food, usually after cooking it, so that it forms a soft mass.
Shouted at the end of a performance to get the performer to sing or play more.
A hard, black substance similar to coal that can be used as fuel or, in the form of sticks, as something to draw with.
To prepare (land) for the raising of crops, as by plowing and harrowing; cultivate.
A tree with leaves divided into five parts and seeds that turn around slowly to the ground when they fall.
To make a liquid stronger or purer by heating it until it changes to a gas and then cooling it so that it changes back into a liquid.
A usually large section of a trunk or limb of a fallen or felled tree.
To frighten someone a lot, especially so that they are unable to move or speak.; To cause to become stiff or stonelike; deaden.
Having a pleasant and flowing sound.
something that exists before something else, and is related to it or influences its development
(of something unpleasant or dangerous) gradually and secretly causing harm.
Not in confinement or captivity; at liberty; As a whole; in general
to prevent someone from doing something that they want to do
a short piece of thread that you can see on cloth when it has been sewn
A heavy stick made of clay, stone, or metal with a thick, rounded end, used for crushing substances in a mortar (= a small strong bowl) by hitting or rubbing them.
A metal container for burning coal, wood, etc., used outside, to give warmth or to cook on.
Water with salt in it, especially when used to preserve food.
a place made of stone in which dead people are buried
A valuable object that has been given by older members of a family to younger members of the same family over many years.
A noisy situation or argument.
Fig. to be in charge of something; to be the head of some organization.
a man, especially one that you like
take up residence
some place to make a residence of a place
If a condition subsides, it becomes less strong or extreme.
ring a bell
Fig. [for something] to cause someone to remember something or for it to seem familiar.
A lot of rain in a short time.
help oneself to
To serve or provide oneself with
Brazen boldness; effrontery
A person employed to take care of a large building, such as a school, and who deals with the cleaning, repairs, etc.
A stick with soft material fixed at one end, especially used for washing floors or dishes.
to dry away to nothing.
A cover on a container, that can be lifted up or removed.
The ability to see.