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to end a romantic relationship with sb in a sudden and unkind way: He was jilted by his fiancée. a jilted bride / lover
wean ~ sb/sth (off / from sth)
to gradually stop feeding a baby or young animal with its mother's milk and start feeding it with solid food: Leopard cubs are weaned at three months.
a toilet in a small building of its own
sand, mud, etc. that is carried by flowing water and is left at the mouth of a river or in a harbour
to tear sth apart with force or violence: They rent their clothes in grief. a country rent in two by civil war Loud screams rent the air. (heart-rending)
1 the hard outer surface of bread: sandwiches with the crusts cut off
2 a layer of pastry, especially on top of a pie: Bake until the crust is golden.
3 a hard layer or surface, especially above or around sth soft or liquid: a thin crust of ice the earth's crust
to supply water to an area of land through pipes or channels so that crops will grow: irrigated land / crops
1 a twisted piece of metal that can be pushed, pressed or pulled but which always returns to its original shape or position afterwards: bed springs The springs in the sofa have gone (= they no longer return to their original position). She's full of energy, like a coiled spring.
2 the ability of a spring to return to its original position: The mattress has lost its spring.
(in the game of golf) a person who helps a player by carrying his or her clubs and equipment during a game
nervous and anxious, especially because you think that sth bad is going to happen
weld A and B (together)| A (on) to B
to join pieces of metal together by heating their edges and pressing them together: to weld a broken axle The car has had a new wing welded on. All the parts of the sculpture have to be welded together.
a small creature with a large head and a small tail, that lives in water and is the young form of a frog or toad
the waste matter from animals that is spread over or mixed with the soil to help plants and crops grow: Dig plenty of well-rotted manure into the soil.
to cut off sb's head, especially as a punishment: He was charged with treason and beheaded.
beady (of eyes)
small, round and bright; watching everything closely or with suspicion: I could just see the bird's open beak and small beady eyes.
1 to make a low harsh sound, like the sound a frog makes: A frog croaked by the water.
2 to speak or say sth with a low harsh voice: I had a sore throat and could only croak. He managed to croak a greeting.
a long narrow cut or opening: a long skirt with a slit up the side His eyes narrowed into slits.
heap (of sth)
an untidy pile of sth: The building was reduced to a heap of rubble. a compost heap His clothes lay in a heap on the floor. Worn-out car tyres were stacked in heaps.
a road accident involving several vehicles crashing into each other: Three people died in a multiple pile-up in freezing fog.