Tag: collocations

Feb
25
2016

compile

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k@m paIl

transitive verb
definition 1:  to form (a written work or list) by bringing together pieces of information, articles, documents, or the like.
example:  They’re compiling a recipe book, so they’ve asked each of us to submit one of our favorite recipes.
example:  The agency thinks he’s a spy and has compiled a dossier on him.
example:  The publisher is compiling a glossary to accompany the textbook.

definition 2:  to gather together; collect.
example:  Our research team has been compiling data on population shifts for several years now.
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Feb
24
2016

drawback

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draw baek

noun
definition:  an impediment to the success or desirability of something; negative feature; flaw.
example:  It’s a great job offer, but the drawback is that I would have to travel a lot.
example:  The main drawback of the plan is how long it would take to complete.
example:  One drawback to the proposed location is that there is little space outside for parking.
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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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