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to become smaller, or to make something smaller: 'The company's profits have * from £5.5 million to £1.25 million.'
trouble or difficulty:' I've been getting a lot of * at work recently.'
the quality of being boring for a long time: 'Soldiers often say that the worst thing about fighting is not the moments of terror, but all the hours of * in between.'
the quality of being not very good: 'A goal just before half-time rescued the match from *.'
having no problems or not being worried about anything: ' I remember my * student days.'
to leave a job that is well paid and difficult in order to do something that gives you more time and satisfaction but less money
any type of repeated work that is boring and makes you feel tired and seems to have no positive effect and no end:' There were days when child-rearing seemed like an endless * of feeding, washing, and nappy-changing.'
feeling angry because you have been forced to accept someone or something that you do not like: 'She was * OF anybody's attempts to interfere in her work.'
to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have: 'Sometimes I just * TO be alone.'
a sudden and great increase:'There has been a * in house prices recently.'
to appear as a large, often frightening or unclear shape or object: 'Dark storm clouds *ed on the horizon.'
very interested, eager, or wanting (to do) something very much: 'They were very * TO start work as soon as possible.'
the act or state of receiving money or goods: 'Goods will be delivered on * OF payment (= after the money is received).'