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Archive of posts published in the tag: collocations
Aug
26

vacate

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…

Jul
8

garner

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. edit

Jun
28

fabricate

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…

May
10

advantageous

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…

Apr
27

worthwhile

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…