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LDOCE defines case as 6 a set of reasons why something should happen or be done case for There is a strong case (=very good set of reasons) for getting parents more involved in …
answered Sep 2 '18 by userr2684291
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The phrase be what something is all about is defined on collinsdictionary.com: to be the true purpose of or reason for something Macmillan defines be about something as: used for saying what …
answered Aug 17 '17 by userr2684291
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The speaker is making a repeated reference to revenge. There's a proverb in English that says: Revenge is a dish best served cold. Wikipedia explains: The popular expression "revenge is a d …
answered Jul 17 '18 by userr2684291
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This world is sad. The word sad in the remark above, for instance, uttered after a series of tragic events (e.g. terrorist attacks) occurs, would likely be interpreted to mean "saddening". How …
answered Jul 29 '18 by userr2684291
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With has more than one meaning. Sense 7 in Wiktionary: Using as an instrument; by means of. cut with a knife
answered May 22 '17 by userr2684291
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The Wikipedia article which you drew that definition from says (right under the title): Not to be confused with Search and rescue dog. From that article: The use of dogs in search and rescu …
answered Sep 28 '17 by userr2684291
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For starters (no pun intended), verb forms of to star include: (he) starred, (he is) starring, (he) stars, (they) star. The Terminal is starred by Tom Hanks. is the correct sentence. It—however— …
answered Sep 4 '16 by userr2684291
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I don't think any of the definitions listed in your question (taken from https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/work-out) correspond exactly to the meaning of the idiom work out in the cited sentence …
answered Dec 23 '18 by userr2684291
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shm-reduplication: Shm-reduplication is a form of reduplication in which the original word or its first syllable (the base) is repeated with the copy (the reduplicant …
answered Aug 25 by userr2684291