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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  
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adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
n.
someone who is picky about food, doesn't want to try new foods
v.
to be lost
he went missing my dog went missing for three days
exp.
be in a good shape
adj.
able to be seen
[US] Ex.: the car in front of us was visible because we had the lights on
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
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.
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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.
adj.
to be gutsy means to have guts
to be gutsy: avoir du cran
adj.
(about persons) not to be trusted; dangerous
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).
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.]
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
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.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
n.
To delibaretly make someone feel frightened especially so that they will do what you want ; scared and follow directions of yours or what you want thing to be ...
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
1. break; fall apart; 2. be in a bad mood
prep.
Cyber object is virtual component in cyberspace which may be in any form and may execute any function, solely or partially.
[Tech.]
exp.
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
slang
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.

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