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sudden

  

      adj  
1    occurring or performed quickly and without warning  
2    marked by haste; abrupt  
3    Rare   rash; precipitate  
      n  
4    Archaic   an abrupt occurrence or the occasion of such an occurrence (in the phrase on a sudden)  
5    all of a sudden   without warning; unexpectedly  
      adv  
6    Chiefly poetic   without warning; suddenly  
     (C13: via French from Late Latin subitaneus, from Latin subitus unexpected, from subire to happen unexpectedly, from sub- secretly + ire to go)  
   suddenly             adv  
  suddenness      n  
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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.
v.
suddenly feel surprised,upset,angry,or confused
[US] I remember the first time I went onstage, I freaked out completely.
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
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.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
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.
device that holds a book while reading it
exp.
me too
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
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.
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
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.
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
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