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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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exp.
start an argument on purpose
n.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund works for children's rights, their survival, development and protection, guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child. UNICEF provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries.
UNICEF is one of the members of the United Nations Development Group and its Executive Committee. Donate to help UNICEF meet the urgent needs of children. unicef.org en.wikipedia.org/wiki/UNICEF
exp.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
n.
prolegomena -an introduction at the start of a book, usually used in plural form
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)

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