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among

  
, amongst  
      prep  
1    in the midst of  
he lived among the Indians     
2    to each of  
divide the reward among yourselves     
3    in the group, class, or number of  
ranked among the greatest writers     
4    taken out of (a group)  
he is only one among many     
5    with one another within a group; by the joint action of  
a lot of gossip among the women employees, decide it among yourselves     
     (Old English amang, contracted from on gemang in the group of, from on + gemang crowd; see mingle, mongrel)  
See at between  


fall among  
      vb   intr, prep   to enter the company of (a group of people), esp. by chance  
he fell among thieves     
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n.
buttocks, butt, ass.
[Slang]
n.
something that is bottom-up originates among the lower-ranking members of a hierarchy and moves upwards to affect those higher up
n.
the preferred terminology used among the management hierarchy of a business establishment in reference to native ideas and common interests related to their particular field.
syn.: slang, jargon
n.
mental deficiency, mental handicap
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.)
id.
put a stop to something
exp.
faire des avances à qn.
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.
n.
competitive set: a group of other brands offering a similar product or service, to the same consumers
n.
1. the discharge or release of a person appearing in court of all criminal charges because they have been found not guilty. 2. a release from an obligation, duty, or debt.
legal E.g After the clear acquittal from the judge, he had to start his life all over again.
n.
roads etc crowded with holidaymakers
n.
a water-storage area making the surrounding region fertile, or providing a city with its water supply.
[Tech.]
v.
transform into something English, render similar to an English person or thing
adj.
based on scientific testing or practical experience, not on ideas
I found out that the distance from the pond doesn't affect the number of plants from the empirical data I collected.
n.
the process of using the knowledge or information you have in order to understand something or form an opinion, or the opinion that you form ()
I have to make deductions about the meaning of words in poem then, I could understand more.
exp.
to be likely to do something
banks set to miss lending targets
n.
set of virtual assets belonging to an user
[Tech.]
n.
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
n.
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
adj.
in modern usage, especially among young people, also used disparagingly to mean 'rubbish' or 'ridiculous'
that is so gay: c'est nase
n.
padlocks that couples lock on a bridge or fence among others to symbolise their love
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')
n.
to concentrate and to sacrifice

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