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offshore

  
1       adj   Offshore means situated or happening in the sea, near to the coast.  
ADJ n  
...Britain's offshore oil industry., ...offshore islands.     
      Offshore is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v, be ADV, oft amount ADV  
One day a larger ship anchored offshore..., When they hit the rocks, they were just 500 yards offshore.     
2       adj   An offshore wind blows from the land towards the sea.  
ADJ n  
3       adj   Offshore investments or companies are located in a place, usually an island, which has fewer tax regulations than most other countries.     (BUSINESS)   ADJ n  
The island offers a wide range of offshore banking facilities.     
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n.
something excellent, impressive
E.g.: The concert was a real doozy.
n.
Patient that has lost reactivity , reactions to stimulations, reflexes (Areflexia) = Dead or Comatous
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
n.
primary, main, basic
n.
clean, neat, groom
adj.
cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman
adj.
amazing, awesome, extraordinary
[Slang] e.g.: amazeballs show
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
nm.
crook, swindler
slag
n.
throat, gullet
black country dialect, also Leeds
n.
slinger, rigger
A slinger or rigger is somebody who is responsible for attaching a load to a crane
exp.
mess, disaster
It is often used to describe how someone looks or feels. E.g: I'm a train wreck all day if I don't have a cup of coffee.
n.
buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]
v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
n.
idiot, ridiculous person
colloquial
exp.
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
n.
careful, cautious, mindful, meaningful
exp.
tenderness, love and care
acronym
adj.
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
slang
n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
v.
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
n.
something that improves morale
adj.
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
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