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liberty  


      n   pl   , -ties  
1    the power of choosing, thinking, and acting for oneself; freedom from control or restriction  
2    the right or privilege of access to a particular place; freedom  
3    often pl   a social action regarded as being familiar, forward, or improper  
4    often pl   an action that is unauthorized or unwarranted in the circumstances  
he took liberties with the translation     
5   
a    authorized leave granted to a sailor  
b    (as modifier)  
liberty man, liberty boat     
6    at liberty   free, unoccupied, or unrestricted  
7    take liberties (with)   to be overfamiliar or overpresumptuous  
8    take the liberty (of or to)   to venture or presume (to do something)  
     (C14: from Old French liberté, from Latin libertas, from liber free)  


civil liberty  
      n   the right of an individual to certain freedoms of speech and action  
liberty bodice  
      n   a sleeveless vest-like undergarment made from thick cotton and covering the upper part of the body, formerly worn esp. by young children  
liberty cap  
      n  
1    a cap of soft felt worn as a symbol of liberty, esp. during the French Revolution, from the practice in ancient Rome of giving a freed slave such a cap  
2    a poisonous hallucinogenic basidiomycetous fungus, Psilocybe semilanceata, yellowish-brown with a distinctive pointed cap, found in groups in grassland  
liberty hall  
      n   sometimes caps  
Informal   a place or condition of complete liberty  
liberty horse  
      n   (in a circus) a riderless horse that performs movements to verbal commands  
Liberty Island  
      n   a small island in upper New York Bay: site of the Statue of Liberty. Area: 5 hectares (12 acres),   (Former name (until 1956))    Bedloes Island  
liberty ship  
      n   a supply ship of World War II  
Statue of Liberty  
      n   a monumental statue personifying liberty, in New York Harbor, on Liberty Island: a gift from France, erected in 1885,   (Official name)    Liberty Enlightening the World  
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n.
Io sono per Lei
v.
am not
as in, I amn't going to the store. to replace the word ain't.
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
J'aime travailler !
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
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'
n.
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
absolutely not; not in this lifetime
Slang expression used mostly in 19th century
v.
Not to include something
I want to try a diet that excludes dairy products.
exp.
not an easy task
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
v.
like a cocoon not an infection.
exp.
a humorous way of saying that someone doesn't like or love the speaker.
[Hum.] E.g.: You've seen the way she treated me last time we met. It's clear: she loves me not.

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