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1       quest   You use when to ask questions about the time at which things happen.  
When are you going home?..., When is the press conference?..., When were you in this house last?..., `I'll be there this afternoon.'—`When?'     
2       conj   If something happens when something else is happening, the two things are happening at the same time.  
When eating a whole cooked fish, you should never turn it over to get at the flesh on the other side..., Mustard is grown in the field when weeds are there, rather than when the growing crops are there.     
3       conj   You use when to introduce a clause in which you mention something which happens at some point during an activity, event, or situation.  
When I met the Gills, I had been gardening for nearly ten years.     
4       conj   You use when to introduce a clause where you mention the circumstances under which the event in the main clause happened or will happen.  
When he brought Imelda her drink she gave him a genuine, sweet smile of thanks..., I'll start to think about it when I have to write my report.     
5       conj   You use when after certain words, especially verbs and adjectives, to introduce a clause where you mention the time at which something happens.  
I asked him when he'd be back to pick me up..., I don't know when the decision was made...     
6       pron   You use when to introduce a clause which specifies or refers to the time at which something happens.  
He could remember a time when he had worked like that himself..., In 1973, when he lived in Rome, his sixteen-year-old son was kidnapped.     
7       conj   You use when to introduce the reason for an opinion, comment, or question.  
How can I love myself when I look like this?...     
8       conj   You use when in order to introduce a fact or comment which makes the other part of the sentence rather surprising or unlikely.   (=although)  
Our mothers sat us down to read and paint, when all we really wanted to do was to make a mess...     
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n.
Free On Board: A legal term meaning that when the seller loads merchandise for transportation, he bears full responsibility for it but if the merchandise is later lost or harmed, the buyer suffers the loss.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
state securities laws
exp.
puise quand la corde est au puits
exp.
fais tourner le moulin lorsque le vent souffle
n.
en attendant l'eau du ciel, arrose toujours
exp.
ne prends pas le ciel pour t'asseoir dessus
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
n.
celui dont les narines sont tournées vers le ciel tombera dans une fosse à purin
n.
c'est quand s'use l'habit qu'on sait ce qu'il valait
n.
en mars, quand il fait beau, prend ton manteau
n.
ce n'est que quand l'arbre est tombé qu'on peut voir sa hauteur
exp.
inutile de lan dangier le chat, quand le fromage est mangé
n.
c'est quand l'huile est versée qu'on voit où il eût fallu la ranger
n.
demande au ciel une bonne récolte et continue à labourer
n.
si le ciel tombait, il y aurait bien des allouettes prises
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
exp.
lose contact
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
n.
term used in football when a player makes an acrobatic movement using his legs
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
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