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This tag is for questions which a dictionary cannot answer about what a word means. If the question is about the meaning of a word that can't be understood outside its phrase or sentence, the "meaning-in-context" tag should be also used; for the meaning of a phrase, use the "phrase-meaning" tag instead.

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it could mean that you thought you owed him more, either money or a favour for some service he had rendered you. In this second meaning you could also say "I felt obligated to him" …
answered May 22 by Peter Jennings
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In this context "an order" is some kind of medal, or honour (civil award) or badge of office (a mayor's chain for example). In the UK orders are often given by the Monarch to worthy citizens for doing …
answered Sep 14 by Peter Jennings
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have tried to use it. The closest would be There are ten times as many bacterial cells as human cells in the human body.or, with a slightly different meaning where "as much as" could be replaces by "up …
answered Jun 16 by Peter Jennings
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In idiomatic English, "aside from" means "other than" or "except for". One definition is "used for saying that something exists, is true, or happens in addition to something else" Your version of the …
answered Sep 14 by Peter Jennings
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One definition of "Critical account" is "A response/analysis that analyses the validity of an author's claims.". In other words it is a comprehensive and carefully written book or article in which the …
answered Sep 15 by Peter Jennings
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This sounds like it is describing a way of steering a paddle board.As they say, "It is not possible to turn in air" but if you push one end of the paddle (presumably double ended) into the water whils …
answered Jun 18 by Peter Jennings
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In this context it means kept in a safe place. It is using the meaning to provide lodging in the sense that they will be kept indoors and out of the way of the people observing "The Purge". You are right in saying that they will be protected or penned up. …
answered Aug 11 by Peter Jennings
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"out of" usually means "because [of]" in this context. For a dictionary definition see here near the bottom For example Out of curiosity why did you do {something}? means Because I am curi …
answered Sep 17 by Peter Jennings
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In this context slightly offset means slightly to one side as opposed to directly behind.
answered Jun 15 by Peter Jennings
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Your analysis is correct. something of particular importance means something is particularly important Where both "somethings" refer to a particular fact or property of the subject under …
answered Aug 26 by Peter Jennings
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Rule of thumb is a phrase that means "a principle with broad application that is not intended to be strictly accurate or reliable for every situation." See Wikipedia for a full discussion. It is said …
answered 9 hours ago by Peter Jennings
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The first sentence is spoken by someone who is a mother. It could be rephrased "I am a mother and I warn you", They are speaking from the point of view of a mother. The second sentence is saying "If …
answered Aug 12 by Peter Jennings