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a person who lends money in exchange for items which they can sell if the person leaving them does not pay an agreed amount of money in an agreed time
a place where a wild animal lives, often underground and hidden, or a place where a person hides>a fox's ----, the thieves' ----
a difficult situation that brings trouble or destruction>The country is sinking/plunging into an ----- of violence and lawlessness.
a very deep narrow opening in rock, earth or ice>They leaned over the rails and peered down into the dizzying ------ below.
hot liquid rock which comes out of the earth through a volcano, or the solid rock formed when it cools>molten ----
a particular physical form or condition of something or someone that is changing or developing>This film is the latest ---------- of a fairy tale that dates back to the Middle Ages.
carved in stone
If a suggestion, plan, rule, etc. is ------ -- -----, it cannot be changed
not truthful>Some of these statements are misleading and some downright -----------.
a long and determined attempt to achieve something which you believe in strongly>They have long been involved in a ------ for racial equality.
a detailed plan or route of a journey>The tour operator will arrange transport and plan your ---------.
good riddance (to bad rubbish)
said when you are pleased that a bad or unwanted thing or person, or something of poor quality, has gone>We've got rid of the old computer system, and --- --- --- ---- ---- ---- is what I say.
(an act of) staying awake, especially at night, in order to be with an ill person, or to express especially political disagreement, or to pray>Supporters of the peace movement held an all-night candlelit ----- outside the cathedral.
very thin, or easily broken or destroyed>You won't be warm enough in that -------dress.
a temporary difficulty which causes a short delay>We streamed a couple of songs from the VX9400 over to the headset without a ------. 故障;突然停止
If something is ------, it has a surface which is pleasant or attractive to touch>Her paintings have a very ------- quality.
to switch a feature on a computer on and off by pressing the same button or key>By -------ing this key, you can switch the italics on and off.
a piece of jewellery which is worn round the neck, consisting of a long chain with an object hanging from it, or the object itself>It was a beautiful necklace with a diamond --------.
churn out
to produce large amounts of something quickly, usually something of low quality>The factory -----s --- thousands of pairs of these shoes every week.
treasure trove
a --------- ------of sth a place that is full of something good>a --------- ----- of information
very large>a ---------- appetite
a place, especially a small group of buildings or a town, which maintains the authority or business interests of a distant government or company>a police/military/colonial ------
to stop something, especially by using force>Police in riot gear were called in to ----- the disturbances/unrest.
very large guns that are moved on wheels or metal tracks, or the part of the army which uses these>Naval gunfire and ground-based ------- are generally less accurate than many aircraft-borne weapons.
to put on a piece of clothing>Many of the journalists had -----ed helmets
to come close together in a group, or to hold your arms and legs close to your body, especially because of cold or fear>Everyone ------ed round the fire to keep warm.
a very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience>The hostages' ----- came to an end when soldiers stormed the building.
a brief interruption in a war or argument, or an agreement to stop fighting or arguing for a period of time>Following last month's riots, the two big gangs in Los Angeles have finally declared a -----, ending years of bloodshed.
connected with cooking or kitchens>My ------ skills are rather limited, I'm afraid
objects that are collected because they are connected with a person or event which is thought to be very interesting
strange or unusual>The place is stuffed with -------- memorabilia like a sculpture of the Seven Dwarfs that Walt Disney gave to Debbie Reynolds.
a special meal with very good food or a large meal for many people>"What a ------!" she said, surveying all the dishes on the table.
whip up
to make food or a meal very quickly and easily>I think I've just about got enough time to ---- -- an omelette.
--------s of sb large numbers of people>He failed to turn up for the concert, disappointing the ------s of fans waiting outside.
quick, energetic and active>a ----- walk
involving little exercise or physical activity>a -------- job/occupation
a black powder made mainly of carbon which is produced when coal, wood, etc. is burnt>It can be dangerous to let too much ----- accumulate inside a chimney.
not damaged>It's difficult to emerge from such a scandal with your reputation still ------.
a person who intentionally damages property belonging to other people>-------s smashed windows and overturned cars in the downtown shopping district.
(usually of a person or animal with short legs and a fat body) to walk with short steps, swinging the body from one side to the other
INFORMAL dirty>Don't wipe your ------- hands on my clean towel!
smile on sth/sb
to feel positive about something or someone, or to treat them in a very positive way>The gods ------ed -- us and we had brilliant sunshine throughout the day.
a main road for public use or a passage through somewhere
a piece of wood or coal, etc. which continues to burn after a fire has no more flames>We sat by the glowing/dying -----s of the fire.
a sudden strong wind>A sudden ----- of wind blew his umbrella inside out.
nail down
to understand something completely, or to describe something correctly>We haven't been able to ---- ---- the cause of the fire yet.
an unusually large number of events, especially unwanted ones, happening at about the same time>Police are investigating a ----- of burglaries in the Kingsland Road area.
to cause great damage to something>The area has been -------ed by drought/floods/war.
strange, surprising or uncontrolled in an amusing way>a ---- film
an amusing and ridiculous piece of writing, music, theatre, etc. that copies the style of an original work>They did a ----- on/of the Nine O'Clock News.
an important positive development>The group has made ------s to expand internationally.
a person who is kept in a prison or a hospital for people who are mentally ill
to hit someone with your hand in a light, joking way>His brother -----ed him playfully round the head.
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>Her joy was -------.
to close or hold something very tightly, often in a determined or angry way>The old man --------ed his fist and waved it angrily at us.
someone who helps another person to commit a crime but does not take part in it>an --------- to murder
returning to older and worse conditions, methods, ideas, etc>He said it would be a --------- step to remove single parent benefit.
to persuade someone forcefully to do something which they are unwilling to do>The court heard that the six defendants had been ------ed into making a confession.
hear out
to listen to someone until they have said everything they want to say>At least ----- me ----before making up your mind.
to take a long time to leave or disappear>After the play had finished, we ---------ed for a while in the bar hoping to catch sight of the actors.
a person who helps someone else to commit a crime or to do something morally wrong
death row
on ------ --- in prison and waiting to be killed as a punishment for a crime
a short often amusing story, especially about something someone has done>He told one or two amusing --------s about his years as a policeman.
to calculate an amount, especially by using a measuring device>I tried to ------ (= guess) the weight of the box.
to wear or be decorated with something>Back in the 1960s he -----ed bell-bottom trousers, platform heels and hair down past his shoulders.
friendly and easy to talk to>She was quite ------- at the meeting.
to step awkwardly while walking or running and fall or begin to fall>Running along the beach, she ------ed on a log and fell on the sand.
prop up
to lift and give support to something by putting something under it>Chinese prostitutes in Japanese kimonos ----- -- drunken office workers
material like very thick stiff paper, usually pale brown in colour, which is used especially for making boxes>-------- boxes
an increase or improvement>Many analysts are predicting an ------ in the economy.
not large in size or amount, or not expensive>They live in a fairly ------- house, considering their wealth.
a small space with walls or curtains around it, that is separate from the rest of a room and where you can be private when taking clothes off, etc>I was getting undressed in one of the ------s.
to act in a less severe way towards someone and allow something that you had refused to allow before>Her parents eventually ------ed and let her go to the party.
jump at
to accept something eagerly>She ------ed -- the chance of a trip to Paris.
awkward because of being large, heavy or ineffective>----------- bureaucracy
to spread slowly>The news has begun to -------- through the staff.
to hold in your mind or to be willing to consider or accept>The General refused to -------- the possibility of defeat.
power to influence people and get the results you want>If the United Nations had more troops in the area, it would have greater ---------.
a company which produces goods for sale, the goods themselves, or the company's name or symbol>Her favourite designer ----- (= maker of expensive clothes) is Armani.
stave off
to stop something bad from happening, or to keep an unwanted situation or person away, usually temporarily>We were hoping to ----- --- these difficult decisions until September.
ramp up
If a business ------s -- its activity, it increases it>The company announced plans to ----- -- production to 10000 units per month.
If someone will not budge, or you cannot budge them, they will not change their opinion>I've tried persuading her, but she won't -----.
the popularity and financial success of a film or actor>The superhero's latest adventure, "Spider-Man 3," smashed -------- records with $148 million in its first three days
frightening>The monument stands as a ------ reminder of man's inhumanity to man.
a person or thing that is different from what is usual, or not in agreement with something else and therefore not satisfactory>Statistical -------es can make it difficult to compare economic data from one year to the next.
----- things have moved apart from similar things and are not in their expected or intended place>Several journalists have been killed or injured by ----- bullets while reporting on the civil war.
movement which is quiet and careful in order not to be seen or heard, or secret or indirect action>These thieves operate with terrifying ------- - they can easily steal from the pockets of unsuspecting travellers.
thick and like jelly>The liquid suddenly solidifies into a --------- mass.
loss of the ability to remember>In his later life he suffered periods of -------.
a soldier who fights for any country or group that pays them
doing particular pieces of work for different organizations, rather than working all the time for a single organization>Most of the journalists I know are/work -------.
to cause something new, or many new things, to grow or start suddenly>the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster in 1986 ------ed an army of zombies bent on destroying humanity.
strange or unnatural and making you feel frightened>a ----- film
If you have ------ eyes, your eyes are red and watery and you cannot see clearly, because you are tired or have just woken up>to be ------eyed
the fame and public admiration that a person receives as a result of a particular achievement or position in society>Being an actor has a certain amount of ----- attached to it.
very shocking and surprising>It costs a --------- $50 000 per week to keep the museum open to the public.