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A large noisy uncontrolled group of people.
to use a ___ to make an area of soil level or to remove leaves from the ground
Having or showing a strong wish to take things for yourself, usually using unfair methods or force.
To satisfy a feeling of being thirsty or of wanting something.
Always loyal in supporting a person, organization, or set of beliefs or opinions.
someone who pretends to like a rich or important person in order to get some advantage from them
To pull something quickly and usually with a lot of force.
(especially of a tail or finger) to move from side to side or up and down, especially quickly and repeatedly, or to cause this to happen.
The spirit of a dead person appearing in a form that can be seen.
Something that keeps or defends a belief or a way of life that is disappearing or threatened.
A state of extreme happiness or excitement.
A piece of wood or coal, etc. which continues to burn after a fire has no more flames.
A plant with blue flowers grown for its stems or seeds, or the thread made from this plant.
Behaviour that is silly and not serious, or things that are silly and not important.
To feel or express great pleasure or satisfaction because of your own success or good luck, or someone else's failure or bad luck.
Not friendly, and showing little interest in other people in a way that seems slightly rude.
A person who has no place in their society or in a particular group, because the society or group refuses to accept them.
A mischievous sprite in English folklore.
a large black European bird that is a type of crow and lives in big noisy groups
To make or (especially of metal) become less bright or a different colour.
(of a speech sound) produced by making the vocal cords move very quickly several times.
A spirit of a dead person, sometimes represented as a pale, transparent image of that person.
the ideas and principles on which a belief or system is based
To remove your hat, usually to show respect.
Small rounded stones, often mixed with sand.
A large stone that is put at one end of a grave with the name of the person who has died and other details such as the year they died.
something that is very important to a plan, arrangement, or set of beliefs
millstone around one's neck
a continual burden or handicap.
The piles of broken stone and bricks, etc. that are left when a building falls down or is destroyed.
A small, thin line of cloud/smoke/steam.
If a boat or ship is ___, it is unable to move because it is touching ground or in a place where there is very little water.
batten down the hatches
Fig. to prepare for difficult times. (From a nautical expression meaning, literally, to seal the hatches against the arrival of a storm. The word order is fixed.)
the bottom part of a boat; Nonsense.
Any valuable things or money stolen by an army at war or by thieves.
A floating object on the top of the sea, used for directing ships and warning them of possible danger.
Dead or decaying flesh.
A large or high waterfall.
Sticky and slightly wet in an unpleasant way.
A sea creature with eight arms and two tentacles that has a wide, flat shell inside its body and lives in waters near the coast and near the bottom of the sea.
to run or go somewhere very quickly because you are in a hurry
A very large amount of rain or water.
shocking in a way that frightens or upsets you
A person who directs a ship or boat, using a handle or wheel.
A small sail in the shape of a triangle, positioned in front of the main sail on a boat.
[for a person] to fall over or fall down in a faint or in death.
A tall pole on a boat or ship that supports its sails.
A V-shaped cut in a hard surface.
the absolute best. (Hyphenated before a nominal.)
(especially of middle-aged or old men) fat and round.
To hit or push something with force.
To sink your own ship on purpose.; To ruin or destroy
An illness of the body tissues that is caused by not having enough vitamin C.
To spread wide apart.
Severe, or showing disapproval.
A small, sharp nail with a flat end.
To pull a large, cone-shaped net through the sea at a deep level behind a special boat in order to catch fish.
A small mammal with reddish-brown fur and a long body that can kill other small animals such as mice and birds for food.
Destruction or ruin.
To push (a boat) away from shore in leaving.
in the bag
(informal) if something is in ___ ___, you are certain to get it or to achieve it
worth one's salt
Fig. worth (in productivity) what it costs to keep or support one.
lower the boom on someone
Fig. to scold or punish someone severely; to crack down on someone; to throw the book at someone.
one of these days
someday; in some situation like this one.
arty; showing a great interest in art, but in a way that may not be sincere
A person who serves customers in a coffee shop (= small restaurant that serves coffee.
An occasion when an activity is done in an extreme way, especially eating, drinking, or spending money.
Not having a strong taste or character or not showing any interest or energy.
A stupid person.
A small shop that sells fashionable clothes, shoes, jewellery, etc.
To laugh, showing pleasure and satisfaction, often at someone else's bad luck.
speaking clearly and quickly, in a way that seems unfriendly
A piece that has been cut off something.
An official who examines the reasons for a person's death, especially if it was violent or unexpected.
Very determined to do something, even if it is very difficult.
in a bad mood because you are worried or nervous
a decoration that consists of a long narrow piece of cloth with many small folds in it
Describes wine with a strong, satisfying quality and taste.
(of a person) feeling tired and dirty, or (of a thing) dirty.
A document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject.
(mainly US)=Having a feeling of home; comfortable; cozy.
An opening that is made in something with a sharp tool, especially in someone's body during an operation.
the practice of making the value of something such as pay or pensions change as general living costs rise or fall
A round handle, or a small round device for controlling a machine or electrical equipment.
Describes an event that is quiet and without a great show of excitement.
A building, or a room in a hospital, where dead bodies are kept so that they can be examined before the funeral.
a shoe that fits over an ordinary shoe and keeps it dry in wet weather
Unusual in an attractive and interesting way.
False and not what it appears to be, or (of reasons and judgments) based on something that has not been correctly understood and therefore false.
A small firework consisting of a tube filled with powder that makes a hissing noise when it is lit.
a small piece of cotton or another soft substance used for cleaning injuries
If it ___ that something has happened, this previously secret or unknown fact becomes known.
The playing or singing of notes at the same pitch by different instruments or voices.
a large room in a hospital with beds for people to stay in
To support or stimulate the activity or existence of
Fig. to aim directly at someone or something.
to choose or pick someone or something for something; to select an eligible person or thing for something.
To carry or place (a burden, for example) on the shoulders.
(an amount that is) more than is needed.
A large building for storing things before they are sold, used, or sent out to shops, or a large shop selling a large number of a particular product at a cheap rate.