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country

  
  ( countries    plural  )
1       n-count   A country is one of the political units which the world is divided into, covering a particular area of land.  
Indonesia is the fifth most populous country in the world., ...that disputed boundary between the two countries..., Young people do move around the country quite a bit these days.     
2       n-sing   The people who live in a particular country can be referred to as thecountry.  
usu the N  
Seventy per cent of this country is opposed to blood sports.     
3       n-sing   The country consists of places such as farms, open fields, and villages which are away from towns and cities.  
the N   (=countryside)  
...a healthy life in the country..., She was cycling along a country road near Compiegne...     
4       n-uncount   A particular kind of country is an area of land which has particular characteristics or is connected with a particular well-known person.  
supp N  
Varese Ligure is a small town in mountainous country east of Genoa.     
5       n-uncount   Country music is popular music from the southern United States.  
usu N n  
...a famous country singer named Katie Cocker.     
6    If you travel across country, you travel through country areas, avoiding major roads and towns.  
across country      phrase   v PHR  
From here we walked across country to Covington.     
7    If you travel across country, you travel a long distance, from one part of a country to another.  
across country      phrase   v PHR  
We've just moved all the way across country to begin a new life.     
8    If a head of government or a government goes to the country, they hold a general election.  
  (BRIT)  
go to the country      phrase   V inflects  
The Prime Minister does not have to go to the country for another year.     


back country      , backcountry  
Theback country is an area that is a long way from any city and has very few people living in it.  
  (AM)      n-sing   the N  
They have moved deep into the back country.     
country and western      , country-and-western  
Country and western is the same as country music.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a successful country and western singer.     
country club        ( country clubs    plural  ) A country club is a club in the country where you can play sports and attend social events.      n-count  
country cousin        ( country cousins    plural  ) If you refer to someone as a country cousin, you think that they are unsophisticated because they come from the country.      n-count  
country dancing     
Country dancing is traditional dancing in which people dance in rows or circles.      n-uncount  
country house        ( country houses    plural  ) A country house is a large, often attractive, house in the country, usually one that is or was owned by a rich or noble family.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
country seat        ( country seats    plural  ) A country seat is a large house with land in the country which is owned by someone who also owns a house in a town.      n-count  
His family have a country seat in Oxfordshire.     
cross-country  
1       n-uncount   Cross-country is the sport of running, riding, or skiing across open countryside rather than along roads or around a running track.  
oft N n  
She finished third in the world cross-country championships in Antwerp.     
2       adj   A cross-country journey involves less important roads or railway lines, or takes you from one side of a country to the other.  
ADJ n  
...cross-country rail services...     
      Cross-country is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
I drove cross-country in his van.     
mother country        ( mother countries    plural  ) , Mother Country  
1       n-count   Someone's mother country is the country in which they or their ancestors were born and to which they still feel emotionally linked, even if they live somewhere else.  
oft with poss   (=motherland)  
Dr Kengerli looks to Turkey as his mother country.     
2       n-sing   If you refer to the mother country of a particular state or country, you are referring to the very powerful country that used to control its affairs.  
usu the N  
Australia, New Zealand, and Canada, had no colonial conflict with the mother country.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
v.
to face a situation courageously
colloquial
exp.
be a man
familiar
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
n.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees also known as The UN Refugee Agency is a United Nations agency mandated to protect and support refugees at the request of a government or the UN itself and assists in their voluntary repatriation, local integration or resettlement to a third country.
In more than six decades, UNHCR has helped tens of millions of people restart their lives. The UNHCR has won two Nobel Peace Prizes. unhcr.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNHCR
n.
partner during an event
E.g.: Tom will be her plus one to the party.
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
n.
Of or relating to a country's internal affairs
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
id.
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
adj.
the decision is yours
n.
one who makes stripes and epaulettes
[Tech.]
exp.
Slang expression meaning one being annoying.
"You`re a prick when you ask those questions."
id.
going from one bar to another
n.
one who solves people's problems
n.
one who designs a room interior
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
a modern version of the popular saying "killing two birds with one stone" derived from the popular video game "angry birds."
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.

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