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words

  

      pl n  
1    the text of a part of an actor, etc.  
2    the text or lyrics of a song, as opposed to the music  
3    angry speech (esp. in the phrase have words with someone)  
4    eat one's words   to retract a statement  
5    for words   preceded by: too and an adj or adv   indescribably; extremely  
the play was too funny for words     
6    have no words for   to be incapable of describing  
7    in other words   expressing the same idea but differently  
8    in so many words   explicitly or precisely  
9    of many (or few) words   (not) talkative  
10    put into words   to express in speech or writing as well as thought  
11    say a few words          to give a brief speech  
12    take the words out of one's (or someone's) mouth   to say exactly what someone else was about to say  
13    words fail me   I am too happy, sad, amazed, etc., to express my thoughts  
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words  
      pl n  
1    the text of a part of an actor, etc.  
2    the text or lyrics of a song, as opposed to the music  
3    angry speech (esp. in the phrase have words with someone)  
4    eat one's words   to retract a statement  
5    for words   preceded by: too and an adj or adv   indescribably; extremely  
the play was too funny for words     
6    have no words for   to be incapable of describing  
7    in other words   expressing the same idea but differently  
8    in so many words   explicitly or precisely  
9    of many (or few) words   (not) talkative  
10    put into words   to express in speech or writing as well as thought  
11    say a few words   to give a brief speech  
12    take the words out of one's (or someone's) mouth   to say exactly what someone else was about to say  
13    words fail me   I am too happy, sad, amazed, etc., to express my thoughts  


play on words  
      n      another term for       pun   1       1  
weasel words  
      pl n  
Informal   intentionally evasive or misleading speech; equivocation  
     (C20: alluding to the weasel's supposed ability to suck an egg out of its shell without seeming to break the shell)  
  weasel-worded      adj  

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words

  
1    lyrics, text  
2    altercation, angry exchange, angry speech, argument, barney     (informal)   bickering, disagreement, dispute, falling-out     (informal)   quarrel, row, run-in     (informal)   set-to     (informal)   squabble  

English Collins Dictionary - English synonyms & Thesaurus  

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
v.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
n.
right granted to a general assembly to give an opinion on the salaries and bonuses of top managers
[Bus.]
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
v.
say publicly that something should be done
I never advocate my opinion because I am shy to speak in front of many people.
n.
1:to utter taunting words 2:to deride or tease with taunting words 'The Gridiron Show group joked with and gibed at those in the Memphis power structure, politicians mostly. Rarely did anyone get their feelings hurt by the skits in the shows…." — Toby Sells, Memphis Magazine, December 2014
adv.
very little; very few; said to indicate that something is in a low amount/quantity or insignificant
E.g. You weigh like nothing; It costs like nothing; It is a big deal, but you make it look like nothing.
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
set of words and word groups together with their definition, translation, grammar category or usage examples, and which can be searched through an index or a search engine
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
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
n.
something that you say which expresses your opinion on something or which gives an explanation of it
v.
give credit to; to say an event caused something else.
Eg.: I attribute my illness to my friend who coughed at me.
exp.
You say 'top that!' when you have achieved something and you want to challenge other people to do better
I know four celebrities - top that!
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
o.
used to say briefly "www" (instead of "double u, double u, double u")
[Comp.] mostly in spoken language
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 new word formed by joining together two others and combining their meanings. Examples: brunch, camcorder, carjack, motel, greenwash, smog, workaholic.
n.
colloquial word for a dollar
n.
charver is another word for chav
If you lived in Newcastle you would know it. Common in NE England
n.
euphemism referring to the word "fuck"
n.
euphemism referring to the taboo word "nigger"
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