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thank  

  ( thanks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( thanking    present participle)   ( thanked    past tense & past participle  )
1       convention   You use thank you or, in more informal English, thanks to express your gratitude when someone does something for you or gives you what you want.,   (formulae)    Thank you very much for your call..., Thanks for the information..., Thanks a lot, Suzie. You've been great.     
2       convention   You use thank you or, in more informal English, thanks to politely accept or refuse something that has just been offered to you.,   (formulae)    `You'd like a cup as well, would you, Mr Secombe?'<emdash10001`Thank you, Jane, I'd love one.'..., `Would you like a cigarette?'<emdash>`No thank you.'...     
3       convention   You use thank you or, in more informal English, thanks to politely acknowledge what someone has said to you, especially when they have answered your question or said something nice to you.,   (formulae)    The policeman smiled at her. `Pretty dog.'<emdash10001`Oh well, thank you.'..., `It's great to see you.'<emdash>`Thanks. Same to you.'     
4       convention   You use thank you or thank you very much in order to say firmly that you do not want someone's help or to tell them that you do not like the way that they are behaving towards you.,   (emphasis)    I can stir my own tea, thank you..., We know where we can get it, thank you very much.     
5       verb   When you thank someone for something, you express your gratitude to them for it.  
I thanked them for their long and loyal service...      V n for n  
When the decision was read out Mrs Gardner thanked the judges.      V n  
6       n-plural   When you express your thanks to someone, you express your gratitude to them for something.  
They accepted their certificates with words of thanks.     
7   
    thankyou  
8    You say `Thank God', `Thank Goodness', or `Thank heavens' when you are very relieved about something.  
thank God      phrase   oft PHR with cl, PHR that     (feelings)    I was wrong, thank God..., Thank heavens we have you here.     
9    If you say that you have someone to thankfor something, you mean that you are grateful to them because they caused it to happen.  
have sb to thank      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR for n  
I have her to thank for my life...     
10    If you say that something happens thanks to a particular person or thing, you mean that they are responsible for it happening or caused it to happen.  
thanks to      phrase   PHR n, usu PHR with cl, v-link PHR, PHR after v  
It is thanks to this committee that many new sponsors have come forward...     
11    If you say that something happens no thanks to a particular person or thing, you mean that they did not help it to happen, or that it happened in spite of them.  
no thanks to      phrase   PHR n, usu PHR with cl, v-link PHR  
It is no thanks to the Government that net assets did rise.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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exp.
expression used to encourage someone to share with you what's on his mind
exp.
sauve ton coeur
No idea what this means MJB
exp.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
id.
use your common sense or resourcefulness
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
n.
to support your family
exp.
calm down!
exp.
expression used for catching the attention of an audience
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
o.
talk to you later
n.
Io sono per Lei
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
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.
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
v.
Coja su chaqueta de la percha
Español de españa En este caso Get se refiere a obtener, traducido como coger, pies Obtener suena muy extraño.
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
n.
attempting to view the GOD(s) machine, speaking your mind truthfully, giving your opinion mindfully, having thought you were someone and not a person.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.

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