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trolley

  
  ( trolleys    plural  )
1       n-count   A trolley is an object with wheels that you use to transport heavy things such as shopping or luggage.  
  (BRIT)  
A porter relieved her of the three large cases she had been pushing on a trolley., ...supermarket trolleys.     
in AM, use cart     
2       n-count   A trolley is a small table on wheels which is used for serving drinks or food.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use cart     
3       n-count   A trolley is a bed on wheels for moving patients in hospital.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use gurney     
4       n-count   A trolley or trolley car is an electric vehicle for carrying people which travels on rails in the streets of a town.  
  (AM)   (=streetcar)  
He took a northbound trolley on State Street.     
in BRIT, use tram     
5    If you say that someone is off their trolley, you mean that their ideas or behaviour are very strange.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
off one's trolley             phrase   usu v-link PHR   (=mad)  
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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trolley     ( trolleys    plural  )
1       n-count   A trolley is an object with wheels that you use to transport heavy things such as shopping or luggage.  
  (BRIT)  
A porter relieved her of the three large cases she had been pushing on a trolley., ...supermarket trolleys.     
in AM, use cart     
2       n-count   A trolley is a small table on wheels which is used for serving drinks or food.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use cart     
3       n-count   A trolley is a bed on wheels for moving patients in hospital.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use gurney     
4       n-count   A trolley or trolley car is an electric vehicle for carrying people which travels on rails in the streets of a town.  
  (AM)   (=streetcar)  
He took a northbound trolley on State Street.     
in BRIT, use tram     
5    If you say that someone is off their trolley, you mean that their ideas or behaviour are very strange.  
  (BRIT)  
INFORMAL  
off one's trolley      phrase   usu v-link PHR   (=mad)  


shopping trolley        ( shopping trolleys    plural  ) A shopping trolley is a large metal basket on wheels which is provided by shops such as supermarkets for customers to use while they are in the shop.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, use shopping cart     
trolley bus        ( trolley buses    plural  ) A trolley bus is a bus that is driven by electric power taken from cables above the street.      n-count   also by N  

Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  

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exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
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"
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
Symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
[Tech.]
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
exp.
Built up System within the web, whereby one’s web assts can be gathered and stored.
[Tech.]
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
[Tech.]
exp.
A digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.

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