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never

  

      adv  
      sentence substitute  
1    at no time; not ever  
2    certainly not; by no means; in no case  
      interj  
3      (Also)    well I never!   surely not!  
     (Old English næfre, from ne not + æfre ever)  
In informal speech and writing, never can be used instead of not with the simple past tenses of certain verbs for emphasis (I never said that; I never realized how clever he was), but this usage should be avoided in serious writing  


never-ending  
      adj   having or seeming to have no end; interminable  
never-never   Informal  
      n  
1    the hire-purchase system of buying  
2      (Austral)   remote desert country, as that of W Queensland and central Australia  
      adj  
3    imaginary; idyllic (esp. in the phrase never-never land)  
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id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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.
do something which puts you in a very difficult situation and limits the way that you can act
n.
something which controls what you do by keeping you within particular limits 制限[拘束、圧迫]する[される]こと、強制
Example: My parents don’t put any hard constraints on me. What I have to do is to do homework and go to sleep as early as possible. Other forms: constrain (verb)
n.
something that limits your freedom to do what you want
[US] constraints on spending have forced the company to rethink its plans.
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.
n.
a single place where you can find everything you need, usually found in different places
n.
a person you can go to for help, advice or information
conj.
albeit although, even if, even though, notwithstanding that, tho' (U.S. or poetic) though
Charles's letter was indeed published, albeit in a somewhat abbreviated form.
n.
something that limits your freedom to so what you want.
I wish I could live without constrains because I want to have more time to do what I want.
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
exp.
mislead someone; deliberately provide wrong information to forbid someone from knowing the truth
E.g.: They are no longer in town, but hey left their car in front of the house just to put everybody off the scent.
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
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?
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 ?
v.
deploy, put out
v.
passer à la casserole , coucher
[US];[Slang];[Fam.] I couldn't get a cool guy , no matter how much i put out
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
exp.
A thing which ought to be perfectly vertical but which through fault is slanting is said to be off plumb.
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
what the hell
Slang; written abbreviation

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