Tag: collocations

Oct
14
2014

arise

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@ raIz

intransitive verb
definition 1:  to come into view or notice.
example:  Several unexpected topics arose during the discussion.
example:  This question arises at every meeting, but we never seem to come to any agreement on the answer.
example:  Problems will inevitably arise despite all of our precautions.

definition 2:  to move upward.
example:  Steam arose from the boiling water.

definition 3:  to result or issue (often followed by “from”).
example:  The problem arose from their lack of attention to what they were doing.
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Oct
13
2014

comprehensive

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kam pr@ hen sihv

adjective
definition 1:  wide or all-inclusive in range or scope.
example:  The team carried out a comprehensive study of the diet and nutrition of children in the whole region.
example:  The final exam will be comprehensive, so you’ll need to study the material from the beginning of the semester.
example:  Your medical insurance is quite comprehensive; it seems to cover everything.

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Oct
08
2014

refusal

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rih fyu z@l

noun
definition:  the act or an instance of refusing. (refuse = 1. to decline to accept or give;  2. to withhold acceptance, permission, or consent.)
example:  The demonstrators’ refusal to leave the area caused their arrest by the police.
example:  Her refusal of that job offer in Chicago was something she would later regret.
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Oct
07
2014

mere

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mir

adjective
definition:  being neither more nor better than what is specified.
example:  I was told that she’d had some experience, but in fact she was a mere beginner.
example:  The mere mention of his name filled her with fear.
example:  They acted very politely toward him, but it was mere pretense.
example:  She was not a goddess but a mere mortal.
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Oct
06
2014

promote

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pr@ mot

transitive verb
definition 1:
 to support the existence, growth, or advance of.
example:  These toxic substances promote the growth of tumors.
example:  Yoga promotes a sense of well-being.
example:  They’ve launched a campaign to promote awareness of the dangers of alcohol.

definition 2:  to advance (someone) to a higher rank or position.
example:  Because of his excellent job performance, he was promoted within the first year.

definition 3:  to advertise or otherwise encourage the purchase of.
example:  The company is heavily promoting its newest product this month.
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