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A serious accident or bad event causing damage or suffering.
To hit someone or something hard and repeatedly.
To want to have something very much, especially something that belongs to someone else.
To take a slight and not very serious interest in a subject, or try a particular activity for a short period.
Someone with a hands-on way of doing things becomes closely involved in managing and organizing things and in making decisions.
To (cause to) stick out, especially above or past the edge or surface of something.
To cause something to happen in a violent and often uncontrolled way.
A long piece of land that sticks out from a larger area of land into the sea or into a lake.
A person that you have met but do not know well.
a metal bar that connects a pair of wheels on a car or other vehicle
an additional idea or emotion that a word suggests to you, that is not part of its usual meaning
to make something seem less good, attractive, or important
The value or price that is shown on, for example, stamps, coins, or paper money.
doing something slowly or pausing before you do it, because you are nervous, embarrassed, or worried
To get rid of something that you do not want by giving it to someone else.
To cut off branches from a tree, bush, or plant, especially so that it will grow better in future.
A fixed or limited period of time spent doing a particular job or activity.
Not clearly expressed, known, described, or decided.
A substance that makes you unable to feel pain.
A short period of illness or involvement in an activity.
To (cause something to) become blocked or filled so that movement or activity is difficult.
to swallow food or drink quickly in a way that shows you are very hungry
a short repeated sound that you make in your throat without intending to, usually because you have been eating or drinking too quickly
A pig, especially one that is allowed to grow large so that it can be eaten.
An occasion when a muscle suddenly becomes tighter in a way that cannot be controlled.
To begin a discussion of something difficult.
An energetic happy person who enjoys being with other people.
To persuade someone to do something; to cause something, especially a mental or physical change
To lean or lie back with the upper part of your body in a nearly horizontal position.
on the brink of something
The point where a new or different situation is about to begin.
To secretly become part of a group in order to get information or to influence the way that group thinks or behaves.
A short statement of a general truth, principle, or rule for behaviour.
Unhappy, unpleasant, or of low quality.
Very difficult or impossible to control, manage, or solve.
To deal successfully with a difficult situation.
A short sentence, etc., usually known by many people, stating something commonly experienced or giving advice.
better than all others; Not able to be changed or improved.
the background to any scene or situation
a small stream
A panel for the display of advertisements in public places, such as alongside highways or on the sides of buildings.
An act of separating from a group, especially because of disagreement.
To develop or grow quickly.
(a lot of objects in) a state of being untidy.
To formally praise someone or something.
To remove someone important from a powerful position.
to make a company or organization smaller by reducing the number of workers
A gulp, swallow, or inhalation.
To make something necessary, or to involve something.
To use something such as authority, power, influence, etc. in order to make something happen.
To penetrate to the meaning or nature of; comprehend.
Courage over a long period.
To reduce or squander little by little
A group of related persons, as a clan or tribe.
A small, decorative object, especially in a house.
Large in quantity and expensive or impressive.
The quality or power that something or someone has that makes them attractive.
Careful not to forget about something; careful about or conscious of something
A person's way of thinking and their opinions.
someone who has been officially suggested for a job or a prize
To force someone to leave a position of power, job, place, or competition.
The sense of taste
So obvious that it can easily be seen or known, or (of a feeling) so strong that it seems as if it can be touched or physically felt.
to reduce the total number or amount of something
To find out or say the exact position in space or time of something.
A person whose job is to carry things, especially travellers' bags at railway stations, airports, etc..
The state of being near in space or time.
the limit or control of the expression of strong emotion or opinion
If a large number of people revolt, they refuse to be controlled or ruled, and take action against authority, often violent action.
An excellent or the best example of something.
Empty, simple, or obvious, especially without decoration or anything that is not necessary.
A position of complete control that prevents something from developing.
The first person to do something or go somewhere, who shows that it is also possible for other people.
The curved path that an object follows after it has been thrown or shot into the air.
A small line in the skin caused by old age.
Temporary and intended to be used or accepted until something permanent exists.
To criticize something or someone strongly, usually for moral reasons.
To take possession of an area of land or a country, usually by force or without permission.
To make someone return for trial to another country where they have been accused of doing something illegal.
Something that you hope to achieve.
To prevent something bad from happening.
To support or improve something or make it stronger.
a short phrase that many people know because a famous person often says it
With a small piece or pieces broken off.
Not having enough space or time.
strange or unusual; Easily annoyed or upset.
Not giving or having much light.
To cut open something, especially a dead body or a plant, and study its structure.
An event or experience that makes you unhappy.
When a volcano erupts, it explodes and flames and rocks come out of it.
The finger next to the thumb.
Disappointed or unhappy, and quiet.
Extremely unpleasant and shocking, and usually dealing with death or injury.
To make someone feel happier and more positive about a situation.
A short pause in which nothing happens or is said, or a space where something is missing.
To introduce someone formally or with a special ceremony to an organization or group, or to beliefs or ideas.
To express sadness and feeling sorry about something.
A very small piece of food.
A small roughly shaped piece, especially of gold.
To balance one influence against an opposing influence, so that there is no great difference as a result.
Of or like a father.