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A Edit

  • ability

- a man of great ability

  • able

- able to take care of...

  • about

- I am about to tell you.

  • abroad

He travelled abroad.

  • absent

He was absent from the meeting.

  • accident

- to meet with an accident

  • account

Put it on my account.

Give an account of the journey.

- without taking smth. into account

  • to account

There is no accounting for tastes.

  • to accuse

- They accused him of murder.

  • to accustom

- to accustom one's eyes to the light

I have become accustomed to this work.

  • to ache

- My arms ache

  • to acquaint

- to acquaint smb. with the facts/ with the events

  • to act

We must act promptly.

  • action

- to bring an action against smb.

  • actual

- the actual situation

  • address

- to smb's address

  • advantage

-to gain an advantage

- to take advantage of smb./smth.

  • to advertise

- to advertise a house for sale

  • advice

- to take smb's advice

  • to advise

- I advise you to go.

  • to afford

- i can't afford a car / to have a holiday.

  • afraid

- I am afraid to tell the truth.

  • age

- What is your age?

  • to agree

He was asked to do it, and he agreed.

  • agreement

- to come to an agreement

  • ahead

Go ahead!

  • aim (n.)

- my aim in life

  • to aim

- to aim a gun at...

  • air

- the air we breathe.

  • to allow

- Smoking is not allowed here. - You are not allowed to come here. - I was wrong, I allow.

  • allowance

I must make alowances for your illness.

- allowance of food for the prisoners

  • alone

Leave me alone! / Let me alone!

Let it alone!

  • already

I've seen it already.

Have you done it already?


  • to amount

The cost amounts to 1,000 €.

  • angry

He was in an angry mood.

  • answer

Please answer' my question.

  • around

Everyone crowded around the radio to listen.

  • assertion

- to make an assertion


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B Edit

  • bank

- Laugh all the way to the bank. (This means to make money without doing very much work.)

  • bark

- His bark is worse than his bite. (Maybe a person appears to be dangerous but in reality he is not.)

  • break out (to ~)

- World War I broke out in 1914.

  • bush

- Don't beat about the bush. (This means: get to the point, don't spend too much time explaining things.)


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C Edit

  • to claim

- He claimed that he killed the burglar.

  • compulsory

- In Romania, schooling starts at age 7, and is compulsory until the 10th grade.

  • computer

The computer is broken.

  • cover

Don't judge the book by the cover. (Don't look at something and assume that the way it is; maybe a person seems nice and friendly and really isn't.)

  • crowd

She wanted to stand out from the crowd.

Stop crowding me.

They all tried to crowd themselves into the same room.

Everyone crowded around the radio to listen.

  • curb

The curb is the raised edge of a roadway.

- to fall off the curb


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D Edit

  • death

They came within an ace of death.

  • door

They lived within three doors of each other.


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G Edit

  • grade

A is the highest grade on a school test.


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H Edit

  • to hang

I want to hang a shelf on the wall.

  • to happen

It happened years ago.

It may happen again.

  • happy

I am happy as I can be.

  • headache

I take medicine for my headaches.


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L Edit

  • lot

You know a lot about history.

  • long

His hands are twice as long.

M Edit

  • mother

As your mother, I know what is best for you.

  • music

That music is very loud.


N Edit

  • noise

That noise is very loud.

O Edit

P Edit

  • paper

Do you have a piece of paper?

  • potluck

I made potato salad for the potluck.


Q Edit

  • question

Please answer my question.


R Edit

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S Edit

  • sound

That sound is very loud.


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T Edit

  • tall

She is as tall as her brother.

  • tasty

Your soup is as tasty as my mother's.

  • time

Leonardo was ahead of his time in almost all endeavors.

Be there ahead of time if you want to get a good seat.

It took a long time.

  • turn

It is my turn.


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V Edit

  • visit

You may visit anytime.

  • voice

That voice is very loud.


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W Edit

  • within

They live within three doors of each other. They came within an ace of death.

  • to worry

The parents are worried about their kids.


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Vezi şi Edit

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