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would

  
  (unstressed)  
      vb   takes an infinitive without: to or an implied infinitive, used as an auxiliary  
1    to form the past tense or subjunctive mood of will1  
2    with: you, he, she, it, they, or a noun as subject   to indicate willingness or desire in a polite manner  
would you help me, please?     
3    to describe a past action as being accustomed or habitual  
every day we would go for walks     
4    I wish  
would that he were here     
See at should  


would-be  
      adj   prenominal  
1    Usually derogatory   wanting or professing to be  
a would-be politician     
2    intended to be  
would-be generosity     
      n  
3    Derogatory   a person who wants or professes to be something that he is not  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
adj.
relative to people who are attached but don't want to be too intimate with someone on whom they are dependent
psychology
exp.
be in a good shape
exp.
to be unable to think for oneself
used in a condescending way
exp.
to be left in a state of confusion or uncertainty
n.
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
to be staggering
Das ist ein Hammer!
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
n.
To surmount, to be victorious
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
not able to be mixed or combined
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
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.
quit disobeying; start acting like someone would want to
E.g. Finally, her husband has come to heel and they will buy a new car, as she wants.
n.
a person paid by the state to work in the interests of the nation who considers it to be a ‘right’ to be able abuse his or her authority to ensure personal gain for himself or herself at the expense of the nation…
neologism ... created on some blog
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
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.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
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