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  ( describes    3rd person present)   ( describing    present participle)   ( described    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you describe a person, object, event, or situation, you say what they are like or what happened.  
We asked her to describe what kind of things she did in her spare time...      V wh  
She read a poem by Carver which describes their life together...      V n  
Just before his death he described seeing their son in a beautiful garden.      V -ing  
2       verb   If a person describes someone or something as a particular thing, he or she believes that they are that thing and says so.  
He described it as an extraordinarily tangled and complicated tale...      V n as n  
Even his closest allies describe him as forceful, aggressive and determined...      V n as adj  
He described the meeting as marking a new stage in the peace process.      V n as -ing  
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term used to describe a woman's legs
[Slang] E.g: She is pretty and has some great gams.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
Lesewut is a German word for "reading craze" (literally) used to describe a specific period in the intellectual history of Germany from the late eighteenth century onward.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
used to describe a female who smells like a cabbage and is acting like a bitch
Forensic is used to describe the work of scientists who examine evidence in order to help the police solve crimes.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
expression used to describe an attempt to organize a difficult or unpredictable situation; trying to coordinate a group of people who tend to act chaotically
[Bus.] E.g: Some say that managing a team is herding cats.
word used to describe the sound made by the wheels of a train
by extension, it can be applied to other rhythmic similar sounds (for example, the sound of a clock or of a typing machine)
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
expression used to describe something working fine, good or excellent
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
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"
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