Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Category: Vocabulary

Sep
29
2017

hover

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huh v@r

intransitive verb
1.  to stay suspended in the air, often by rapid fluttering, spinning, or the like.
The helicopter hovered overhead.
The hummingbird hovered for several moments before flitting away.

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Sep
29
2017

transpose

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traenz poz

transitive verb
1.   to exchange the position or order of (two things).
He accidentally transposes the “t” and the “h” when he types too fast.
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Sep
28
2017

heckle

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he k@l

transitive verb
to interrupt (someone) during a public speech or performance with intentionally annoying pr provocative remarks or questions.
Angry members of the audience heckled the speaker so much that he sometimes could not be heard.
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Sep
28
2017

characterize

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kaer ihk t@r aIz

transitive verb
1.   describe (someone or something) in terms of what one considers to be the most distinguishing feature or features; ascribe certain characteristics to.
The press characterized him as a criminal, although he was never found guilty of any crime.
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Sep
27
2017

meditate

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me dih teIt

intransitive verb
1.  to think calmly, deeply, and at length; contemplate, muse, or ponder (sometimes fol. by “on” or “upon”).
She meditated on the difficult choice that she was now forced to make.

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