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nothing

  

      pron  
1    indefinite   no thing; not anything, as of an implied or specified class of things  
I can give you nothing     
2    no part or share  
to have nothing to do with this crime     
3    a matter of no importance or significance  
it doesn't matter, it's nothing     
4    indicating the absence of anything perceptible; nothingness  
5    indicating the absence of meaning, value, worth, etc.  
to amount to nothing     
6    zero quantity; nought  
7    be nothing to  
a    not to concern or be significant to (someone)  
b    to be not nearly as good as  
8    have or be nothing to do with   to have no connection with  
9    have (got) nothing on         
a    to have no engagements to keep  
b    to be undressed or naked  
c    Informal   to compare unfavourably with  
10    in nothing flat  
Informal   in almost no time; very quickly or soon  
11    nothing but   not something other than; only  
12    nothing doing  
Informal   an expression of dismissal, disapproval, lack of compliance with a request, etc.  
13    nothing if not   at the very least; certainly  
14    nothing less than or nothing short of   downright; truly  
15    (there's) nothing for it   (there's) no choice; no other course  
16    there's nothing like   a general expression of praise  
there's nothing like a good cup of tea     
17    there's nothing to it   it is very simple, easy, etc.  
18    think nothing of  
a    to regard as routine, easy, or natural  
b    to have no compunction or hesitation about  
c    to have a very low opinion of  
19    to say nothing of   as well as; even disregarding  
he was warmly dressed in a shirt and heavy jumper, to say nothing of his thick overcoat     
20    stop at nothing   to be prepared to do anything; be unscrupulous or ruthless  
      adv  
21    in no way; not at all  
he looked nothing like his brother     
      n  
22    Informal   a person or thing of no importance or significance  
23    sweet nothings   words of endearment or affection  
     (Old English nathing, nan thing, from nan none1 + thing1)  
Nothing normally takes a singular verb, but when nothing but is followed by a plural form of a noun, a plural verb is usually used: it was a large room where nothing but souvenirs were sold  
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have

  
1    hold, keep, obtain, occupy, own, possess, retain  
2    accept, acquire, gain, get, obtain, procure, receive, secure, take  
3    comprehend, comprise, contain, embody, include, take in  
4    endure, enjoy, experience, feel, meet with, suffer, sustain, undergo  
5      (slang)   cheat, deceive, dupe, fool, outwit, stiff     (slang)   swindle, take in     (informal)   trick  
6      (usually)       have to   be bound, be compelled, be forced, be obliged, have got to, must, ought, should  
7    allow, consider, entertain, permit, put up with     (informal)   think about, tolerate  
8    bear, beget, bring forth, bring into the world, deliver, give birth to  
9    have had it        (informal)   be defeated, be exhausted, be finished, be out, be past it     (informal)   be pooped     (U.S. slang)   be stonkered     (slang)  


have on  
1    be clothed in, be dressed in, wear  
2    be committed to, be engaged to, have on the agenda, have planned  
3      (of a person)   deceive, kid     (informal)   play a joke on, pull someone's leg, take the mickey, tease, trick, wind up     (Brit. slang)  

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Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
n.
got a lot on his plate
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'
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
expression used when nothing is going well
exp.
yell at someone; attack someone verbally or physically
[Slang];[UK]
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.
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
exp.
mind about smth./smb.; be disturbed by smth./smb.
E.g.: She has a beef with people smoking next to her.
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
v.
to continue to have something, to keep something
Sentence: I think that my English still retains a Japanese accent.
n.
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')
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because they own has been damaged
[US] She received compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
adj.
fairly large, especially large enough to have an effect or be important
[US] The series has aroused considerable interest.
exp.
have a powerful impact on someone; impress; generate an emotion (positive, but also negative)
it can be used to describe a feeling of fear or a positive emotion; e.g.: "This violin music gives me the chills" or "Being all alone in that old house after dark...it gave me the chills."
exp.
generally, an endearment expression used to describe someone who, contrary to the appearances, proves to have strength, determination
n.
Something that as soon as it is done becomes decided upon to repeat the next year and years to come. Does not necessarily have to had been done previous years to be defined an instant tradition.
exp.
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.

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