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  ( humans    plural  )
1       adj   Human means relating to or concerning people.  
ADJ n  
...the human body., ...human history.     
2       n-count   You can refer to people as humans, especially when you are comparing them with animals or machines.  
Its rate of growth was fast<endash>much more like that of an ape than that of a human.     
3       adj   Human feelings, weaknesses, or errors are ones that are typical of humans rather than machines. ever growing risk of human error...     

human being        ( human beings    plural  ) A human being is a man, woman, or child.      n-count  
human growth hormone        ( human growth hormones    plural  ) Human growth hormone is a hormone that is used to help short people, especially short children, to grow taller. The abbreviation HGH is also used.      n-var  
human interest     
If something such as a news story has human interest, people are likely to find it interesting because it gives interesting details about the person or people involved.      n-uncount   oft N n  
...a human interest story.     
human nature     
Human nature is the natural qualities and ways of behaviour that most people have.      n-uncount  
It seems to be human nature to worry.     
human race     
The human race is the same as mankind.      n-sing   the N  
Can the human race carry on expanding and growing the same way that it is now?     
human resources     
In a company or other organization, the department of human resources is the department with responsibility for the recruiting, training, and welfare of the staff. The abbreviation HR is often used.     (BUSINESS)      n-uncount   (=personnel)  
human rights     
Human rights are basic rights which many societies believe that all people should have.      n-plural  
human shield     
If a group of people are used as a human shield in a battle or war, they are put in a particular place so that the enemy will be unwilling to attack that place and harm them.      n-sing  
non-human      , nonhuman  
Non-human means not human or not produced by humans.      adj  
  (Antonym: human)   
Hostility towards outsiders is characteristic of both human and non-human animals.     
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means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
UNO, United Nations, UN. abbr. The United Nations is an international organization whose stated aims include promoting and facilitating cooperation in international law, international security, economic development, social progress, human rights, ...
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
the decision is yours
sert, yabani
the study of human action and conduct
buttocks, butt, ass.
something is easy to do
It is healthy to laugh
mental deficiency, mental handicap
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
grunt work is hard, uninteresting work
US informal
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
he is a very good seller
To position ones self, or an object like your rusty old car, in a place that is not only open and clearly visible to all, it is unavoidably in just about everyone's way.
[Slang] "You can't miss him, he's over there, parked in his POS Volvo, smack dab in the middle of the road!" source : Urban Dictionary
go fast, move very quickly
be silent, stop talking etc
a set of ideas, rules, or beliefs from which something is developed, or on which decisions are based
The educational framework of ISB is much different from the framework (curriculum) where I used to go to school. I do like it though.
to release sth that is tied up
expression used when nothing is going well
well-known, intelligent and highly respected person
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