until the end of time meaning, until the end of time definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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until

  
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.     
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    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.
the end of an user’s Internet activity after his or her physical death
[Tech.]
n.
term used to reffer to a person that thinks the end of the world is near
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
çà se tire
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.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
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."
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
exp.
a difficult time
n.
çà se perd dans la nuit des temps
n.
çà remonte à la nuit des temps
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
bout à bout
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