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prey on sth
Fig. to take advantage of someone or something.; to commit a crime against someone
leave someone be
informal Refrain from disturbing or interfering with someone
A model of a person dressed in old clothes and put in a field of growing crops to frighten birds away.
To move quickly, with small, short steps.
A piece of metal that fastens the edge of a door, window, lid, etc. to something else and allows it to open or close.
Describes a person who works hard.
To completely destroy a city, building, etc..
To make someone feel less confident and slightly frightened.
A large building, especially an impressive one.
Describes something that is better than any other of its type.
To make or become greater or larger
A black powder composed mainly of carbon, produced when coal, wood, etc. is burned.
US for railway.; the metal track that trains travel on
To move or spread slowly out of a hole or through something.
Firm or hard.
Someone who catches and kills animals illegally.
up a storm
Fig.[doing or making] a great amount with fury or intensity.
To make something bad such as pain or problems less severe.
A sudden explosion of a tyre on a road vehicle while it is moving quickly.
A town, or a division of a large town.
a substance similar to bone that surrounds the joints (=places where two bones meet) in your body, or a piece of this substance
If something is compulsory, you must do it because of a rule or law.
Providing the right conditions for something good to happen or exist.
The process of losing value.
Not regular, uncertain, or without organization in movement or behaviour.
A person who has control of a large amount of money and can give or lend it to people or organizations.
For or relating to old people, especially those who are ill.
A period when a country or organization does not have a leader.
Describes a sound that is at the bottom of the range of sounds.
If a river, stream, or road meanders, it follows a route that is not straight or direct.
A gas with no smell or colour, often used as a fuel.
To be or become greater in amount, degree, or success than something or someone.
To sell things, especially by taking them to different places.
Something that comes before a more important event or action that introduces or prepares for it.
One of several thin, sharp points that stick out of a plant or animal.
A structure made of scaffolding for workers to stand on when they want to reach high parts of a building.
A very small amount of something.
a __ machine or vehicle can work under water
a hard white or clear substance that exists in sand and other materials, used for making glass
much taller than surrounding people or things
a white bird with long legs that lives near water
A tropical plant with groups of bright red leaves that look like flowers.
A plant with bright yellow or orange flowers.
Emotionally exciting; thrilling
a Mexican meal made by rolling cooked meat and peppers in cornmeal, wrapping it in the outer covering of maize, and then cooking it
On the way to or from somewhere.
The seed-bearing spike of a cereal plant, such as corn.
To separate and reserve for a special purpose.
treat someone to sth
to provide and pay for something for someone as a gift or as entertainment.
A broad tract of land in which the rock strata are tilted toward a common center.
Fig. to give out something to someone.
To decompose or cause to decompose chemically.
Connected with the production of medicines.
The amount of acid in a substance or in your stomach.
An animal, such as a frog, that lives both on land and in water but must produce its eggs in water.
An alcoholic drink, especially one that is drunk before a meal.
A device that collects and stores electricity, and is an important part of electronic equipment such as televisions and radios.
A large, round, white vegetable that is eaten cooked or uncooked.
A large, shiny, reddish-brown nut, or the tree on which the nuts grow.
To throw something carelessly.
to make you feel sick or annoyed by being too sweet or too pleasant
Very noticeable or attracting attention, often in a way that is not wanted.
Any of various types of animal that live in water and have a hard outer shell.
Connected with cooking or kitchens.
A flat round musical instrument made of brass, that makes a loud noise when hit with a stick or against another cymbal.
the process of spreading things or people in different directions over a wide area
When the sea or tide ebbs, it moves away from the coast and falls to a lower level.
The wide part of a river at the place where it joins the sea.
To make someone remember something or feel an emotion.
A situation in which there is not enough food for a great number of people, causing illness and death, or a particular period when this happens.
Describes places that are a great distance away, or something that is spread over a very large area.
A small, yellowish-white animal with a long body, bred for hunting rabbits and other small animals.
(of something that is to your advantage) not planned, happening by chance.
if a horse or other animal trots, it moves more quickly than when walking but does not run
a small extra piece of cloth sewn into a piece of clothing, especially underwear, to make it stronger or more comfortable
A person from the countryside who is considered to be stupid and without experience.
A glass container filled with sand that takes one hour to move from an upper to a lower part through a narrow opening in the middle, used especially in the past to measure time.
A type of cabbage with green or purple tightly curled leaves.
An area or place, especially one where something special happens, such as the action in a book or a film.
A person who likes to do things on their own without other people.
An area of land where fruit trees (but not orange trees or other citrus trees) are grown.
A long wooden seat with a high back, which a row of people sit on in a church.
US for invigilate.; someone who invigilates examinations
(of an animal or type of animal) with parents that are both of the same breed.
A reddish-brown colour.
A dark yellow substance obtained from a flower and used as a spice to give colour and flavour to food.
strong cider (=an alcoholic drink made from apples)
The advantage that you get by working for a company for a long time.
Someone whose job is to discover information about crimes and find out who is responsible for them.
A very small, thin piece of something, usually broken off something larger.
One of a set of long pieces of wood or metal used to support a building so that it is above the ground or above water.
A piece of equipment that burns fuel or uses electricity in order to heat a place.
Describes someone who enjoys studying or spends a lot of time studying.
food and drink
An open pastry case with a filling, usually of something sweet such as fruit.
Control of your own behaviour, such as not drinking or eating too much.
A small animal with short legs and rough, reddish-brown fur that lives in North America.
all the more
even more; notably, but even more notably due to additional information
price out of the market
to eliminate the demand for (goods or services) by setting prices too high.