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wood  

[1]  
      n  
1    the hard fibrous substance consisting of xylem tissue that occurs beneath the bark in trees, shrubs, and similar plants  
   Related adjs       ligneous       xyloid  
2    the trunks of trees that have been cut and prepared for use as a building material  
3    a collection of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, etc., usually dominated by one or a few species of tree: usually smaller than a forest  
an oak wood         Related adj       sylvan  
4    fuel; firewood  
5      (Golf)  
a    a long-shafted club with a broad wooden or metal head, used for driving: numbered from 1 to 7 according to size, angle of face, etc.  
b    (as modifier)  
a wood shot     
6      (Tennis, etc.)   the frame of a racket  
he hit a winning shot off the wood     
7    one of the biased wooden bowls used in the game of bowls  
8      (Music)      short for       woodwind  
  
See also  
    woods       3  
9   
a    casks, barrels, etc., made of wood  
b    from the wood   (of a beverage) from a wooden container rather than a metal or glass one  
10    have (got) the wood on            (Austral. and N.Z.)  
informal   to have an advantage over  
11    out of the wood or woods   clear of or safe from dangers or doubts  
we're not out of the wood yet     
12    see the wood for the trees   used with a negative   to obtain a general view of a situation, problem, etc., without allowing details to cloud one's analysis  
he can't see the wood for the trees     
13    modifier   made of, used for, employing, or handling wood  
a wood fire     
14    modifier   dwelling in, concerning, or situated in a wood  
a wood nymph     
      vb  
15    tr   to plant a wood upon  
16    to supply or be supplied with fuel or firewood,   (See also)        woods  
     (Old English widu, wudu; related to Old High German witu, Old Norse vithr)  
  woodless      adj  
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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)  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
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.
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.
n.
A moulding commonly used in framing oil paintings. The liner is fixed inside the frame and appears between the image and the outer frame. Generally made out of wood or some other hard material, the liner may have fabric glued down to it. Liners are to canvases what a mat/mount is to a print on paper
[Artwork framing] Polystyrene or wood liner. Fabric-covered liner. Linen liner. Gold liner.
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.
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
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!
exp.
acronym of As Far As I Know, from the best of my knowledge, according to the information that I have
n.
If someone or something that they have done is savaged by another person, that person criticizes them severely.
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!
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
exp.
sleep for a short period of time, have a light sleep
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.
adj.
caused by or connected with something you have already mentioned
[UK];[US] Corresponding to conventions as mentioned earlier, sports meetings for I participated have a huge impact on my hobbies and what I like to do.
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.

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