Tag: collocations

Aug
26
2016

vacate

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veI keIt

transitive verb
to make vacant or unoccupied by leaving.
They vacated the room just as the new guests were arriving.
She announced that she will vacate her position on the governor’s staff.

intransitive verb
to leave or surrender a job or location.
I plan to vacate just as soon as my new job is assured.
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Jul
08
2016

garner

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gar n@r

transitive verb
to accumulate or acquire.
He has garnered many awards for his paintings.
She is a good student and often garners praise from her teachers.

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Jun
28
2016

fabricate

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fae br@ keIt

transitive verb
1.  to construct or create.
The knives are fabricated out of stainless steel.

2.  to put together by assembling.
The entire home is fabricated in the factory.

3.  to invent with the intention of deceiving; make up.
The story had been fabricated just for the publicity.
He fabricated an elaborate excuse for turning his project in late.
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May
10
2016

advantageous

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aed vaen teI jihs,

adjective
definition:  offering benefit, gain, or profit.
example:  Having experience in that particular area put her in an advantageous position.
example:  Fluency in another language can be advantageous in the job market.
example:  The hotel’s being near the new convention center will be extremely advantageous.
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Apr
27
2016

worthwhile

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wuhrth waIl

adjective
definition:  valuable or rewarding enough to be worth the expenditure of time and energy.
example:  Traveling abroad was a worthwhile experience for him, despite the difficulties he encountered.
example:  The book is challenging to read, but I think you’ll find the effort worthwhile.
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