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1       prep   If something happens until a particular time, it happens during the period before that time and stops at that time.  
PREP n/prep   (=till)  
Until 1971, he was a high-ranking official in the Central Communist Committee., ...consumers who have waited until after the Christmas holiday to do that holiday shopping.     
      Until is also a conjunction., conj   (=till)  
I waited until it got dark..., Stir with a metal spoon until the sugar has dissolved.     
2       prep   You use until with a negative to emphasize the moment in time after which the rest of your statement becomes true, or the condition which would make it true.  
PREP after neg   (=till)  
The traffic laws don't take effect until the end of the year..., It was not until 1911 that the first of the vitamins was identified.     
      Until is also a conjunction., conj   CONJ after neg   (=till)  
The EU will not lift its sanctions until that country makes political changes.     
3   
    up until  
    up  
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exp.
be negatively impacted by a situation, event.
E.g.: The building is being renovated, but for the moment people living there get the short end of the stick.
n.
person born at the end of the 90s ; persons starting their teen life of the beginning of the years 2000
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
n.
the end of an user’s Internet activity after his or her physical death
[Tech.]
n.
au bout du fossé la culbute
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
buttocks of (adult) woman
Slang; refers to a person's "bottom," in American English. A bit more polite than "ass," less clinical than "buttocks."
n.
à tout vivant une fin
exp.
finalize smth. successfully / in a positive manner
E.g.: The negotiations were tough, but they ended on a high note
exp.
go to the extreme; do everything that could be done; exhaust all possibilities and resources
n.
c'est au bout de la vieille corde qu'on tisse la nouvelle
exp.
a difficult time
n.
du commencement on peut augurer la fin
v.
have a ​difficult ​time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
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