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worse

  

      adj  
1       the comparative of       bad  
2    none the worse for   not harmed by (adverse events or circumstances)  
3    the worse for wear  
a    shabby or worn  
b       a slang term for       drunk  
4    worse luck!  
Informal   unhappily; unfortunately  
5    postpositive  
worse off   in a worse, esp. a worse financial, condition  
      n  
6    something that is worse  
7    for the worse   into a less desirable or inferior state or condition  
a change for the worse     
8    go from bad to worse   to deteriorate even more  
      adv  
9    in a more severe or unpleasant manner  
10    in a less effective or successful manner  
     (Old English wiersa; related to Old Frisian werra, Old High German wirsiro, Old Norse verri, Gothic wairsiza)  
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exp.
get drunk or take drugs; get high
n.
something easy to get
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
get seriously involved in a relationship
n.
buy one, get one free
It's a common form of sales promotion. This marketing technique is universally known in the marketing industry by the acronym BOGOF.
exp.
go crazy about something, get enthusiastic
exp.
experience a special pleasure, excitement out of smth.; enjoy smth. very much
E.g.: She gets a bang out of shopping.
exp.
= get your knickers in a twist/knot
US English, colloquial
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
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 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.
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
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.
exp.
from the outset, from the beginning
exp.
acronym for Let Me Know, as to ask the other party to get back to you
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
n.
to get so focused on the details or intricacies of something that you miss the big picture or the main point
His book subject is quite good, but he tends to miss the forest for the trees. (tending to get in too much detail and miss the essence).
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
n.
a person who thinks about being an entrepreneur or starting a business but never gets started.

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