Tag: collocations

Jan
19
2016

link

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lIngk

noun
definition 1:  one of the separate closed pieces of a chain.
example:  If one link breaks, the whole chain is useless.

definition 2:  any bond or connection.
example:  The detective looked for any possible link between the victim and the suspect.
example:  I don’t see any link between this paragraph and the next.

transitive verb
definition:  to join or unite by a link or connection.
example:  The railroad now links the two towns.
example:  My memories of that time are always linked with memories of him.
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Dec
30
2015

practice

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praek tihs

noun
definition 1:  an activity that is habitual or customary.
example:  It was never my practice to get up early in the mornings.
example:  Giving store credit but no refunds is their usual business practice.
example:  You shouldn’t make a practice of borrowing money.

definition 2:  repeated performance in order to become skillful.
example:  With a little more practice, you’ll be able to play it perfectly.

definition 3:  the act or process of carrying out a thing.
example:  Changing the school lunch program hadn’t seemed too difficult in theory, but in practice many problems arose.

definition 4:  the pursuit of an occupation or profession.
example:  She decided early on to enter the practice of medicine.
example:  Tired of the practice of law, he decided to change careers.
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Dec
29
2015

outcome

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aUt kuhm

noun
definition:  a result of something; consequence.
example:  This military operation had several unpredicted outcomes.
example:  They were disappointed at the outcome of the trial.
example:  They hope to improve student outcomes with new methods of teaching.
example:  Are you pleased with the outcome of your decision?
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Dec
18
2015

resemblance

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rih zem bl@ns

noun
definition 1:  the state or fact of showing similarity or likeness.
example:  The resemblance of the two boys was so striking that it was clear that they were related.

definition 2:  a particular point of similarity or likeness.
example:  The two novels have several resemblances although their endings are quite different.
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Dec
14
2015

direct

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d@ rekt

adjective
definition 1:  proceeding on a straight course.
example:  We’re late so we’d better take the most direct route.  

definition 2:  without anything mediating or coming between.
example:  The children need our direct support immediately.
example:  These plants do best with direct sunlight.

definition 3:  truthful and open; straightforward.
example:  The teacher was direct but kind when pointing out students’ mistakes.

definition 4:  of consequences or results, immediately following or resulting from a cause.
example:  The loss of his job was a direct consequence of the car accident.
example:  Her success in tennis this year was a direct result of rigorous practice.
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