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sweet

  

      adj  
1    having or denoting a pleasant taste like that of sugar  
2    agreeable to the senses or the mind  
sweet music     
3    having pleasant manners; gentle  
a sweet child     
4    (of wine, etc.) having a relatively high sugar content; not dry  
5    (of foods) not decaying or rancid  
sweet milk     
6    not salty  
sweet water     
7    free from unpleasant odours  
sweet air     
8    containing no corrosive substances  
sweet soil     
9    (of petrol) containing no sulphur compounds  
10    sentimental or unrealistic  
11    individual; particular  
the electorate went its own sweet way     
12      (Jazz)   performed with a regular beat, with the emphasis on clearly outlined melody and little improvisation  
13      (Austral)  
slang   satisfactory or in order; all right  
14    Archaic   respected; dear (used in polite forms of address)  
sweet sir     
15    smooth and precise; perfectly executed  
a sweet shot     
16    sweet on   fond of or infatuated with  
17    keep (someone) sweet   to ingratiate oneself in order to ensure cooperation  
      adv  
18    Informal   in a sweet manner  
      n  
19    a sweet taste or smell; sweetness in general  
20    often pl     (Brit)   any of numerous kinds of confectionery consisting wholly or partly of sugar, esp. of sugar boiled and crystallized (boiled sweets)  
21      (Brit)   a pudding, fruit, or any sweet dish served as a dessert  
22    dear; sweetheart (used as a form of address)  
23    anything that is sweet  
24    often pl   a pleasurable experience, state, etc.  
the sweets of success     
25      (U.S.)      See       sweet potato  
     (Old English swete; related to Old Saxon swoti, Old High German suozi, Old Norse s<oe>tr, Latin suadus persuasive, suavis sweet, Greek hedus, Sanskrit svadu; see persuade, suave)  
  sweetish      adj  
  sweetly      adv  
  sweetness      n  


boiled sweet  
      n     (Brit)   a hard sticky sweet of boiled sugar with any of various flavourings  
honey-sweet  
      adj   sweet or endearing  
Sweet  
      n   Henry. 1845--1912, English philologist; a pioneer of modern phonetics. His books include A History of English Sounds (1874)  
sweet alyssum  
      n   a Mediterranean cruciferous plant, Lobularia maritima, having clusters of small fragrant white or violet flowers: widely grown in gardens  
   See also       alyssum  
sweet-and-sour  
      adj   (of food) cooked in a sauce made from sugar and vinegar and other ingredients  
sweet basil  
      n      See       basil       1  
sweet bay  
      n   a small tree, Magnolia virginiana, of SE North America, having large fragrant white flowers: family Magnoliaceae (magnolias),   (Sometimes shortened to)    bay  
sweet cherry  
      n  
1    either of two types of cherry tree that are cultivated for their red edible sweet fruit, the gean having tender-fleshed fruit, the bigarreau having firm-fleshed fruit  
2    the fruit of any of these trees  
   See also       heart cherry     (Also called)    dessert cherry  
  
Compare  
    sour cherry  
sweet chestnut  
      n      See       chestnut       1  
sweet cicely  
      n  
1      (Also called)    myrrh   an aromatic umbelliferous European plant, Myrrhis odorata, having compound leaves and clusters of small white flowers  
2    the leaves of this plant, formerly used in cookery for their flavour of aniseed  
3    any of various plants of the umbelliferous genus Osmorhiza, of Asia and America, having aromatic roots and clusters of small white flowers  
sweet cider  
      n  
1      (Brit)   cider having a high sugar content  
2      (U.S. and Canadian)   unfermented apple juice  
   Compare       hard cider  
sweet clover  
      n      another name for       melilot  
sweet corn  
      n  
1      (Also called)    sugar corn, green corn   a variety of maize, Zea mays saccharata, whose kernels are rich in sugar and eaten as a vegetable when young  
2    the unripe ears of maize, esp. the sweet kernels removed from the cob, cooked as a vegetable  
sweet fern  
      n   a North American shrub, Comptonia (or Myrica) asplenifolia, having scented fernlike leaves and heads of brownish flowers: family Myricaceae  
sweet flag  
      n   an aroid marsh plant, Acorus calamus, having swordlike leaves, small greenish flowers, and aromatic roots,   (Also called)    calamus  
     (C18: see flag2)  
sweet gale  
      n   a shrub, Myrica gale, of northern swamp regions, having yellow catkin-like flowers and aromatic leaves: family Myricaceae,   (Also called)    bog myrtle     (Often shortened to)    gale  
     (C17: see gale2)  
sweet gum  
      n  
1    a North American liquidambar tree, Liquidambar styraciflua, having prickly spherical fruit clusters and fragrant sap: the wood (called satin walnut) is used to make furniture  
   Compare       sour gum  
2    the sap of this tree,   (Also called)    red gum  
sweet marjoram  
      n      another name for       marjoram       1  
sweet marten  
      n   a name for the pine marten, referring to the fact that its scent glands produce a less offensive scent marker than that of the polecat (the foul marten or foumart)  
sweet oil  
      n      another name for       olive oil  
sweet pea  
      n   a climbing papilionaceous plant, Lathyrus odoratus, of S Europe, widely cultivated for its butterfly-shaped fragrant flowers of delicate pastel colours  
sweet pepper  
      n  
1    a pepper plant, Capsicum frutescens grossum, with large bell-shaped fruits that are eaten unripe (green pepper) or ripe (red pepper)  
2    the fruit of this plant  
sweet potato  
      n  
1    a convolvulaceous twining plant, Ipomoea batatas, of tropical America, cultivated in the tropics for its edible fleshy yellow root  
2    the root of this plant,   (Also called (N.Z.))    kumera  
sweet shop  
      n     (Chiefly Brit)   a shop solely or largely selling sweets, esp. boiled sweets  
sweet spot  
      n     (Sport)   the centre area of a racquet, golf club, etc., from which the cleanest shots are made  
sweet-talk   Informal  
      vb  
1    to coax, flatter, or cajole (someone)  
      n  
  sweet talk  
2    cajolery; coaxing  
sweet tooth  
      n   a strong liking for sweet foods  
sweet william  
      n   a widely cultivated Eurasian caryophyllaceous plant, Dianthus barbatus, with flat clusters of white, pink, red, or purple flowers  
sweet woodruff  
      n   a Eurasian and North African rubiaceous plant, Galium odoratum (or Asperula odorata), having whorls of leaves and clusters of fragrant white flowers  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
be under an extreme pressure; be anxious, worried or frightened
exp.
sweat excessively
[Slang]
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
id.
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
adj.
serving no purpose
exp.
not an easy task
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
n.
endearment phrase used for someone we find sweet
[Fam.] syn.: sweetie, pumpkin, cutie, cutesy pie
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
a round and sweet fruit with pale, orange-colored skin that comes from a tree of the same name
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
exp.
If there is very little or no possibility of that happening . . . Will Susan make you laugh? Fat chance.
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
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.]
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
n.
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and his concubine, or a woman greatly his inferior, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. The concept is now limited to royal marriages. Syn. Morganatic marriage or marriage of the left hand.
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is
exp.
there is something really obvious that no one talks about

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