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More is often considered to be the comparative form of much and many.     
1       det   You use more to indicate that there is a greater amount of something than before or than average, or than something else. You can use `a little', `a lot', `a bit', `far', and `much' in front of more.  
DET pl-n/n-uncount     (Antonym: less)    More and more people are surviving heart attacks..., He spent more time perfecting his dance moves instead of gym work., ...teaching more children foreign languages other than English...     
      More is also a pronoun., pron  
As the level of work increased from light to heavy, workers ate more..., He had four hundred dollars in his pocket. Billy had more.     
      More is also a quantifier., quant   QUANT of def-n  
Employees may face increasing pressure to take on more of their own medical costs in retirement...     
2       prep-phrase   You use more than before a number or amount to say that the actual number or amount is even greater.  
PREP amount   (=over)  
The Afghan authorities say the airport had been closed for more than a year., ...classy leather and silk jackets at more than £250.     
3       adv   You use more to indicate that something or someone has a greater amount of a quality than they used to or than is average or usual.  
ADV adj/adv     (Antonym: less)    Prison conditions have become more brutal..., We can satisfy our basic wants more easily than in the past.     
4       adv   If you say that something is more one thing than another, you mean that it is like the first thing rather than the second.  
ADV group than group/cl, ADV of a n     (Antonym: less)    The exhibition at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts is more a production than it is a museum display..., He's more like a film star than a life-guard, really..., She looked more sad than in pain..., Sue screamed, not loudly, more in surprise than terror..., She's more of a social animal than me.     
5       adv   If you do something more than before or more than someone else, you do it to a greater extent or more often.  
ADV with v     (Antonym: less)    When we are tired, tense, depressed or unwell, we feel pain much more..., What impressed me more was that she knew Tennessee Williams.     
6       adv   You can use more to indicate that something continues to happen for a further period of time.  
ADV after v  
Things might have been different if I'd talked a bit more.      You can use some more to indicate that something continues to happen for a further period of time.  
some more      phrase   PHR after v  
We walked some more.     
7       adv   You use more to indicate that something is repeated. For example, if you do something `once more', you do it again once.  
adv ADV, n ADV  
This train would stop twice more in the suburbs before rolling southeast toward Munich..., The breathing exercises should be repeated several times more.     
8       det   You use more to refer to an additional thing or amount. You can use `a little', `a lot', `a bit', `far' and `much' in front of more.  
DET pl-n/n-uncount  
They needed more time to consider whether to hold an inquiry.     
      More is also an adjective., adj   ADJ n  
We stayed in Danville two more days..., Are you sure you wouldn't like some more wine?     
      More is also a pronoun., pron  
Oxfam has appealed to western nations to do more to help the refugees..., `None of them are very nice folks.'<emdash>`Tell me more.'     
9       adv   You use more in conversations when you want to draw someone's attention to something interesting or important that you are about to say.  
ADV adv/adj     (Antonym: less)    Europe's economies have converged in several areas. More interestingly, there has been convergence in economic growth rates..., More seriously for him, there are members who say he is wrong on this issue.     
10    You can use more and more to indicate that something is becoming greater in amount, extent, or degree all the time.  
more and more      phrase   usu PHR with v, PHR group/cl  
Her life was heading more and more where she wanted it to go...     
11    If something is more or less true, it is true in a general way, but is not completely true.  
more or less      phrase   PHR with group/cl, PHR before v     (vagueness)    The Conference is more or less over..., He more or less started the firm...     
12    If something is more than a particular thing, it has greater value or importance than this thing.  
more than      phrase   v-link PHR n  
He's more than a coach, he's a friend.     
13    You use more than to say that something is true to a greater degree than is necessary or than average.  
more than      phrase   PHR n, PHR adj  
Lithuania produces more than enough food to feed itself.     
14    You use no more than or not more than when you want to emphasize how small a number or amount is.  
no more than/not more than      phrase   PHR amount     (emphasis, Antonym: no less than)    He was a kid really, not more than eighteen or nineteen.     
15    If you say that someone or something is nothing more than a particular thing, you are emphasizing that they are only that thing, and nothing more interesting or important.  
nothing more than      phrase   v-link PHR n     (emphasis)    The newly discovered notes are nothing more than Lang's personal journal.     
16    You can use what is more or what's more to introduce an extra piece of information which supports or emphasizes the point you are making.  
what is more             phrase   V inflects, PHR cl     (emphasis)    (=moreover, furthermore)  
You should remember it, and what's more, you should get it right.     
    all the more  
    any more  
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means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
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.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
non, pas encore
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
not an easy task
expression referring to the belief that those who hold the power are entitled to anything
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.
the decision is yours
not right; out of order; not functioning properly
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
be/not be interested in getting married and having a family
something is easy to do
It is healthy to laugh
not to include something
I want to try a diet that excludes dairy products.
a person who is always thinking of what other people want and is anxious not to disturb them
I want to be a considerate person who always help friends when they are in trouble.
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."


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