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please

  

      vb  
1    to give satisfaction, pleasure, or contentment to (a person); make or cause (a person) to be glad  
2    to be the will of or have the will (to)  
if it pleases you, the court pleases     
3    if you please   if you will or wish, sometimes used in ironic exclamation  
4    pleased with   happy because of  
5    please oneself   to do as one likes  
      adv  
6    sentence modifier   used in making polite requests and in pleading, asking for a favour, etc.  
please don't tell the police where I am     
7    yes please   a polite formula for accepting an offer, invitation, etc.  
     (C14 plese, from Old French plaisir, from Latin placere to please, satisfy)  
  pleasable      adj  
  pleased      adj  
  pleasedly      adv  
  pleaser      n  
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n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
adv.
someone who is always trying to please others
"He`s always been a people pleaser."
exp.
drinking out of a can or a bottle without touching it with the lips, by pouring the content from distance
v.
leave without paying (in a restaurant for example)
[Slang] aka: dine and dash
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
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 ?
n.
sert, yabani
n.
buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]
exp.
polite expression offering to do something for someone
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?
n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
n.
go fast, move very quickly
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
n.
well-known, intelligent and highly respected person
adj.
annoying, arduous, bothersome, burdensome, demanding, difficult, harassing, hard, importunate, inconvenient, irksome, irritating, laborious, oppressive, pestilential, plaguy
exp.
if you can't be arsed to do something, you can't be bothered to do it (you are too lazy to do it)
colloquial, British, very common
n.
booklet, brochure, catalogue, details of bill
n.
(british slang) "a strong drink" as in "i need a stiff whisky so pour me a real snorter", or (nautical slang) "a strong wind".
Slang

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