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love

  

      vb  
1    tr   to have a great attachment to and affection for  
2    tr   to have passionate desire, longing, and feelings for  
3    tr   to like or desire (to do something) very much  
4    tr   to make love to  
5    intr   to be in love  
      n  
6   
a    an intense emotion of affection, warmth, fondness, and regard towards a person or thing  
b    (as modifier)  
love song, love story     
7    a deep feeling of sexual attraction and desire  
8    wholehearted liking for or pleasure in something  
9      (Christianity)  
a    God's benevolent attitude towards man  
b    man's attitude of reverent devotion towards God  
10      (Also)    my love   a beloved person: used esp. as an endearment  
11      (Brit)  
informal   a term of address, esp. but not necessarily for a person regarded as likable  
12    (in tennis, squash, etc.) a score of zero  
13    fall in love   to become in love  
14    for love   without payment  
15    for love or money   used with a negative   in any circumstances  
I wouldn't eat a snail for love or money     
16    for the love of   for the sake of  
17    in love   in a state of strong emotional attachment and usually sexual attraction  
18    make love (to)  
a    to have sexual intercourse (with)  
b    Now archaic   to engage in courtship (with),   (Related adj)        amatory  
     (Old English lufu; related to Old High German luba; compare also Latin libere (originally lubere) to please)  


calf love  
      n   temporary infatuation or love of an adolescent for a member of the opposite sex,   (Also called)    puppy love  
courtly love  
      n   a tradition represented in Western European literature between the 12th and the 14th centuries, idealizing love between a knight and a revered (usually married) lady  
cupboard love  
      n   a show of love inspired only by some selfish or greedy motive  
free love  
      n   the practice of sexual relationships without fidelity to a single partner or without formal or legal ties  
lad's love  
      n      another name for       southernwood  
love affair  
      n  
1    a romantic or sexual relationship, esp. a temporary one, between two people  
2    a great enthusiasm or liking for something  
a love affair with ballet     
love apple  
      n      an archaic name for       tomato  
love child  
      n  
Euphemistic   an illegitimate child; bastard  
love feast  
      n  
1      (Also called)    agape   (among the early Christians) a religious meal eaten with others as a sign of mutual love and fellowship  
2    a ritual meal modelled upon this  
love game  
      n     (Tennis)   a game in which the loser has a score of zero  
love handles  
      pl n  
Informal   folds of excess fat on either side of the waist  
love-in-a-mist  
      n   an erect S European ranunculaceous plant, Nigella damascena, cultivated as a garden plant, having finely cut leaves and white or pale blue flowers  
   See also       fennelflower  
love-in-idleness  
      n      another name for the       wild pansy  
love knot  
      n   a stylized bow, usually of ribbon, symbolizing the bond between two lovers,   (Also called)    lovers knot  
love letter  
      n  
1    a letter or note written by someone to his or her sweetheart or lover  
2    (in Malaysia) a type of biscuit, made from eggs and rice flour and rolled into a cylinder  
love-lies-bleeding  
      n   any of several amaranthaceous plants of the genus Amaranthus, esp. A. caudatus, having drooping spikes of small red flowers  
love life  
      n   the part of a person's life consisting of his or her sexual relationships  
love match  
      n   a betrothal or marriage based on mutual love rather than any other considerations  
love nest  
      n   a place suitable for or used for making love  
love potion  
      n   any drink supposed to arouse sexual love in the one who drinks it  
love seat  
      n   a small upholstered sofa for two people  
love set  
      n     (Tennis)   a set in which the loser has a score of zero  
puppy love  
      n      another term for       calf love  
self-love  
      n   the instinct or tendency to seek one's own well-being or to further one's own interest  
tough love  
      n   the practice of taking a stern attitude towards a relative or friend suffering from an addiction, etc., to help the addict overcome the problem  
tug-of-love  
      n   a conflict over custody of a child between divorced parents or between natural parents and foster or adoptive parents  
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exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
n.
i cannot believe
n.
enseño historia
exp.
J'aime travailler !
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
n.
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
exp.
love very much (smth. or smb.)
exp.
tenderness, love and care
acronym
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
n.
fear of falling in love
[Psych.]
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
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.
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
n.
used to describe a person. i.e this is the qua am telling you about or he is a fantastic qua
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
exp.
vous ne m'en voudrez pas si je vous demande pourquoi ?
do you mind my asking why you are so late? = vous ne m'en voudrez pas / puis-je vous demander pourquoi vous êtes si en retard ?
n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
t'as pas compris, tu veux que je te fasses un dessin?
what part of "you can't come with us" don't you understand? what part of "NO" don't you understand?

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