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baby

  

      n   pl   , -bies  
1   
a    a newborn or recently born child; infant  
b    (as modifier)  
baby food     
2    the youngest or smallest of a family or group  
3   
a    a newborn or recently born animal  
b    (as modifier)  
baby rabbits     
4    Usually derogatory   an immature person  
5    Slang   a young woman or sweetheart: often used as a term of address expressing affection  
6    a project of personal concern  
7    be left holding the baby   to be left with the responsibility  
8    throw the baby out with the bath water   to lose the essential element by indiscriminate rejection  
      adj  
9    prenomial   comparatively small of its type  
a baby car     
      vb   , -bies, -bying, -bied   tr  
10    to treat with love and attention  
11    to treat (someone) like a baby; pamper or overprotect  
     (C14: probably childish reduplication; compare mama, papa)  
  babyhood      n  
  babyish      adj  


baby bonus  
      n     (Canadian)  
informal   family allowance  
baby boom  
      n   a sharp increase in the birth rate of a population, esp. the one that occurred after World War II,   (Also called (esp. Brit.))    the bulge  
baby-boomer  
      n   a person born during a baby boom, esp. (in Britain and the U.S.) one born during the years 1945--55  
Baby-bouncer  
      n   Trademark   a seat on springs suspended from a door frame, etc., in which a baby may be placed for exercise  
baby buggy  
      n  
1      (Brit)   trademark   a kind of child's light pushchair  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal   a small pram  
baby carriage  
      n     (Also)    baby buggy      the U.S. and Canadian name for       pram   1  
baby-face  
      n  
1    a smooth round face like a baby's  
2    a person with such a face  
baby grand  
      n   a small grand piano, approximately 5 feet long  
   Compare       boudoir grand       concert grand  
baby-minder  
      n   a person who is paid to look after other people's babies or very young children  
  baby-minding      n  
baby's-breath   , babies'-breath  
      n  
1    a tall Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Gypsophila paniculata, bearing small white or pink fragrant flowers  
2    any of several other plants, such as the grape hyacinth and certain bedstraws, that have small scented flowers  
baby-sit  
      vb   , -sits, -sitting, -sat   intr   to act or work as a baby-sitter  
  baby-sitting      n, adj  
baby-sitter  
      n   a person who takes care of a child or children while the parents are out  
baby snatcher  
      n  
Informal  
1    a person who steals a baby from its pram  
2       another name for       cradle snatcher  
baby talk  
      n  
1    the speech of very young children learning to talk  
2    an adult's imitation of this  
baby tooth  
      n      another term for       milk tooth  
baby-walker  
      n   a light frame on casters or wheels to help a baby learn to walk,   (U.S. equivalent)    go-cart  
baby wipe  
      n   a disposable moistened medicated paper towel, usually supplied in a plastic drum or packet, used for cleaning babies  
blue baby  
      n   a baby born with a bluish tinge to the skin because of lack of oxygen in the blood, esp. caused by a congenital defect of the heart  
jelly baby  
      n     (Brit)   a small sweet made from a gelatinous substance formed to resemble a baby in shape  
Plunket baby  
      n     (N.Z.)  
informal   a baby brought up in infancy under the dietary recommendations of the Plunket Society  
rhesus baby  
      n   a baby suffering from haemolytic disease at birth as its red blood cells (which are Rh positive) have been attacked in the womb by antibodies from its Rh negative mother  
     (C20: see Rh factor)  
test-tube baby  
      n  
1    a fetus that has developed from an ovum fertilized in an artificial womb  
2    a baby conceived by artificial insemination  
war baby  
      n   a child born in wartime, esp. the illegitimate child of a soldier  
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exp.
belly of a pregnant woman
exp.
what's up
sms like writing, incorrect form in English
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
o.
could refer to a very weak cup of tea/pint of beer
n.
(in an auction, negotiation or other business competition) the situation in which the winning party has overrated the pursued object
[Bus.]
n.
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
the duck's nuts, the best, the dog's bollocks
exp.
the best, the dog's bollocks , the bee's knees
id.
when sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
be kept waiting
exp.
The duck's nuts, the best, the top.
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
take credit for another person's accomplishment
exp.
kill someone; cause a big damage to someone
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
n.
one who solves people's problems
n.
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'
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
exp.
be tone-deaf
comes from a pun related to Van Gogh (a painter) cutting off his left ear and the expression "have an ear for music" = be particularly good at learning music
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.

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