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cool

  

      adj  
1    moderately cold  
a cool day     
2    comfortably free of heat  
a cool room     
3    producing a pleasant feeling of coldness  
a cool shirt     
4    able to conceal emotion; calm  
a cool head     
5    lacking in enthusiasm, affection, cordiality, etc.  
a cool welcome     
6    calmly audacious or impudent  
7    Informal   (esp. of numbers, sums of money, etc.) without exaggeration; actual  
a cool ten thousand     
8    (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; cold  
9    (of jazz) characteristic of the late 1940s and early 1950s, economical and rhythmically relaxed  
10    Informal   sophisticated or elegant, esp. in an unruffled way  
11    Informal   excellent; marvellous  
      adv  
12    Not standard   in a cool manner; coolly  
      n  
13    coolness  
the cool of the evening     
14    Slang   calmness; composure (esp. in the phrases keep or lose one's cool)  
15    Slang   unruffled elegance or sophistication  
      vb  
16    usually foll by: down or off   to make or become cooler  
17    usually foll by: down or off   to lessen the intensity of (anger or excitement) or (of anger or excitement) to become less intense; calm down  
18    cool it   usually imperative  
Slang   to calm down; take it easy  
19    cool one's heels   to wait or be kept waiting,   (See also)        cool out  
     (Old English col; related to Old Norse kolna, Old High German kuoli; see cold, chill)  
  coolingly      adv  
  coolingness      n  
  coolish      adj  
  coolly      adv  
  coolness      n  


air-cool  
      vb   tr   to cool (an engine) by a flow of air  
   Compare       water-cool  
cool bag   , box  
      n   an insulated container used to keep food cool on picnics, to carry frozen food, etc.  
cool drink  
      n     (S. African)   any soft drink  
cool out  
      vb   intr, adv     (Caribbean)   to relax and cool down  
water-cool  
      vb   tr   to cool (an engine, etc.) by a flow of water circulating in an enclosed jacket  
   Compare       air-cool  
  water-cooled      adj  
  water-cooling      adj  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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cool  
      adj  
1    moderately cold  
a cool day     
2    comfortably free of heat  
a cool room     
3    producing a pleasant feeling of coldness  
a cool shirt     
4    able to conceal emotion; calm  
a cool head     
5    lacking in enthusiasm, affection, cordiality, etc.  
a cool welcome     
6    calmly audacious or impudent  
7    Informal   (esp. of numbers, sums of money, etc.) without exaggeration; actual  
a cool ten thousand     
8    (of a colour) having violet, blue, or green predominating; cold  
9    (of jazz) characteristic of the late 1940s and early 1950s, economical and rhythmically relaxed  
10    Informal   sophisticated or elegant, esp. in an unruffled way  
11    Informal   excellent; marvellous  
      adv  
12    Not standard   in a cool manner; coolly  
      n  
13    coolness  
the cool of the evening     
14    Slang   calmness; composure (esp. in the phrases keep or lose one's cool)  
15    Slang   unruffled elegance or sophistication  
      vb  
16    usually foll by: down or off   to make or become cooler  
17    usually foll by: down or off   to lessen the intensity of (anger or excitement) or (of anger or excitement) to become less intense; calm down  
18    cool it   usually imperative  
Slang   to calm down; take it easy  
19    cool one's heels   to wait or be kept waiting,   (See also)        cool out  
     (Old English col; related to Old Norse kolna, Old High German kuoli; see cold, chill)  
  coolingly      adv  
  coolingness      n  
  coolish      adj  
  coolly      adv  
  coolness      n  


air-cool  
      vb   tr   to cool (an engine) by a flow of air  
   Compare       water-cool  
cool bag   , box  
      n   an insulated container used to keep food cool on picnics, to carry frozen food, etc.  
cool drink  
      n     (S. African)   any soft drink  
cool out  
      vb   intr, adv     (Caribbean)   to relax and cool down  
water-cool  
      vb   tr   to cool (an engine, etc.) by a flow of water circulating in an enclosed jacket  
   Compare       air-cool  
  water-cooled      adj  
  water-cooling      adj  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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cool

  

      adj  
1    chilled, chilling, chilly, coldish, nippy, refreshing  
2    calm, collected, composed, deliberate, dispassionate, imperturbable, laid-back     (informal)   level-headed, placid, quiet, relaxed, sedate, self-controlled, self-possessed, serene, together     (slang)   unemotional, unexcited, unfazed     (informal)   unruffled  
3    aloof, apathetic, distant, frigid, incurious, indifferent, lukewarm, offhand, reserved, standoffish, uncommunicative, unconcerned, unenthusiastic, unfriendly, uninterested, unresponsive, unwelcoming  
4    audacious, bold, brazen, cheeky, impertinent, impudent, presumptuous, shameless  
5      (informal)   cosmopolitan, elegant, sophisticated, urbane  
      vb  
6    chill, cool off, freeze, lose heat, refrigerate  
7    abate, allay, assuage, calm (down), dampen, lessen, moderate, quiet, temper  
      n  
8      (slang)   calmness, composure, control, poise, self-control, self-discipline, self-possession, temper  
  
Antonyms     
,       adj  
1    lukewarm, moderately hot, sunny, tepid, warm  
2    agitated, delirious, excited, impassioned, nervous, overwrought, perturbed, tense, troubled, twitchy     (informal)  
3    amiable, chummy     (informal)   cordial, friendly, outgoing, receptive, responsive, sociable, warm  
      vb  
6    heat, reheat, take the chill off, thaw, warm, warm up  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

cool one's heels exp.
be kept waiting

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
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
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"
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.
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.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!
n.
Abandoning something that one has intimate knowledge of for something unknown and probably highly risky to one's well-being.
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
exp.
symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
n.
Affectionate term used to address or refer to one's girlfriend, boyfriend, spouse, etc. The acronym means Before Anything Else.
[Fam.] Exemple: I love you, bae.
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
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".
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
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