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very

  

      adv  
1    (intensifier) used to add emphasis to adjectives that are able to be graded  
very good, very tall     
      adj   prenominal  
2    (intensifier) used with nouns preceded by a definite article or possessive determiner, in order to give emphasis to the significance, appropriateness or relevance of a noun in a particular context, or to give exaggerated intensity to certain nouns  
the very man I want to see, his very name struck terror, the very back of the room     
3    (intensifier) used in metaphors to emphasize the applicability of the image to the situation described  
he was a very lion in the fight     
4    Archaic  
a    real or true; genuine  
the very living God     
b    lawful  
the very vengeance of the gods     
     (C13: from Old French verai true, from Latin verax true, from verus true)  
In strict usage adverbs of degree such as very, too, quite, really, and extremely are used only to qualify adjectives: he is very happy; she is too sad. By this rule, these words should not be used to qualify past participles that follow the verb to be, since they would then be technically qualifying verbs. With the exception of certain participles, such as tired or disappointed, that have come to be regarded as adjectives, all other past participles are qualified by adverbs such as much, greatly, seriously, or excessively: he has been much (not very) inconvenienced; she has been excessively (not too) criticized  


very high frequency  
      n   a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 30 and 300 megahertz,   (Abbrev.)    VHF  
very large-scale integration  
      n     (Computing)   the process of fabricating a few thousand logic gates or more in a single integrated circuit,   (Abbrev.)    VLSI  
Very light  
      n   a coloured flare fired from a special pistol (Very pistol) for signalling at night, esp. at sea  
     (C19: named after Edward W. Very (1852--1910), US naval ordnance officer)  
very low frequency  
      n   a radio-frequency band or radio frequency lying between 3 and 30 kilohertz,   (Abbrev.)    VLF  
Very Reverend  
      n   a title of respect for a variety of ecclesiastical officials, such as deans and the superiors of some religious houses  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
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'
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
n.
management by walking/wandering around; it's a form of management based on frequent informal visits to the subordinates'work area and direct interaction with them
[Bus.]
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.
it's said for determining someone to calm down, be patient, control his/her reactions
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
En cualquier momento, tendré pruebas para conformarlo.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
adv.
on my way
acronym, sms language
exp.
Oh My God
[Abbrev.]
exp.
an expression used to when you are about to cry
[Slang] Ex. : oh my creys!
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
exp.
virtual electronic assets, value or obligations bequeathed to a person after its former owner's death
[Tech.];[US];[Internet] value or obligations in cyberspace transitable upon the death of an individual
n.
Phrase used when someone has brought all the evidences to support his point of view; "I'm done with explanations"
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
n.
very cold temperature
exp.
deteriorate very quickly
n.
move very fast
n.
very short haircut
id.
rain very heavily
Idiomatic expression. "The weather was really bad yesterday. It was raining cats and dogs all day."
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 ?
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
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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