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that  

  (unstressed)  
      determiner   used before a singular n  
1   
a    used preceding a noun that has been mentioned at some time or is understood  
that idea of yours     
b    (as pronoun)  
don't eat that, that's what I mean     
2   
a    used preceding a noun that denotes something more remote or removed  
that dress is cheaper than this one, that building over there is for sale     
b    (as pronoun)  
that is John and this is his wife, give me that         Compare       this  
3    used to refer to something that is familiar  
that old chap from across the street     
4    and (all) that  
Informal   everything connected with the subject mentioned  
he knows a lot about building and that     
5    at that   completive-intensive   additionally, all things considered, or nevertheless  
he's a pleasant fellow at that, I might decide to go at that     
6    like that  
a    with ease; effortlessly  
he gave me the answer just like that     
b    of such a nature, character, etc.  
he paid for all our tickets <emdash> he's like that     
7    that is  
a    to be precise  
b    in other words  
c    for example  
8    that's more like it   that is better, an improvement, etc.  
9    that's that   there is no more to be done, discussed, etc.  
10    with (or at) that   thereupon; having said or done that  
      conj   subordinating  
11    used to introduce a noun clause  
I believe that you'll come     
12      (Also)    so that, in order that   used to introduce a clause of purpose  
they fought that others might have peace     
13    used to introduce a clause of result  
he laughed so hard that he cried     
14    used to introduce a clause after an understood sentence expressing desire, indignation, or amazement  
oh, that I had never lived!     
      adv  
15    used with adjectives or adverbs to reinforce the specification of a precise degree already mentioned  
go just that fast and you should be safe     
16      (Also)    all that          usually used with a negative  
Informal   (intensifier)  
he wasn't that upset at the news     
17    Dialect   (intensifier)  
the cat was that weak after the fight     
      pron  
18    used to introduce a restrictive relative clause  
the book that we want     
19    used to introduce a clause with the verb to be to emphasize the extent to which the preceding noun is applicable  
genius that she is, she outwitted the computer     
     (Old English thæt; related to Old Frisian thet, Old Norse, Old Saxon that, Old High German daz, Greek to, Latin istud, Sanskrit tad)  
Precise stylists maintain a distinction between that and which: that is used as a relative pronoun in restrictive clauses and which in nonrestrictive clauses. In the book that is on the table is mine, the clause that is on the table is used to distinguish one particular book (the one on the table) from another or others (which may be anywhere, but not on the table). In the book, which is on the table, is mine, the which clause is merely descriptive or incidental. The more formal the level of language, the more important it is to preserve the distinction between the two relative pronouns; but in informal or colloquial usage, the words are often used interchangeably  
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n.
to release sth that is tied up
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
adj.
Term used to describe low grade marijuana. This type of marijuana is usually brown, seedy, dry. The term is also used by many pot heads to describe anything that is low grade.
adv.
A formal word that is put in the beginning of sentence that has a similar meaning to furthermore, therefore, and from now on
I like ice-cream; Hence, I have lots of ice-cream cups in my fridge
exp.
expression used to describe something that is in decline or has lost the qualities that made it popular, appealing, successful
used originally in media to describe a show or a movie that is declining in popularity. E.g: I loved their ads, but with the last ones they just jump the shark.
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."
n.
The state of being acceptable or officially true; the statement that is powerful to convince someone something is right.
n.
is a test process that is performed after the software has been changed in order to verify if the changes didn't affect other software parts
adj.
something that is top-down comes from the top of a hierarchy and is passed down to the lower ranking members
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 process of taking away an amount from a total, or the amount that is taken away
When I went shopping with my mother, our shopping bill was deducted 10% because we used our M-card.
exp.
behave in a manner that is commonly considered as specific to women
[Fam.] it is used most frequently when referring to men who show lack of courage or an excessive shyness or sensitivity. E.g Don't be a pussy; You're such a pussy
n.
an aspect of something that is very impressive or exciting
often used for houses: the wow factor is its high-tech kitchen
exp.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
n.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
exp.
expression used to describe a lost opportunity or something that is unlikely to happen in the current circumstances
exp.
to rattle someone's cage means to do something that is likely to annoy them or unsettle them
exp.
to become very upset about something, usually something that is not important
Other expression: to get your knickers in a knot
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.
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.
When sth sounds too good to be true and not as good as it seems to be and you suspect that there is a hidden problem
exp.
expression used for saying that someone is worth being kept close (as a friend, partner..)
v.
launch the process, launch the project, make sure that progress is under way
idiom
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
exp.
a humorous way of saying that something is not needed at all
[Hum.];[Iron.]
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
n.
Something that you think is true because it is very likely
I had the presumption that my holiday is going to be great because I was planning to go back to Japan.
exp.
expression meaning that someone who is not happy tends to find comfort in seeing others unhappy too
n.
If someone or something that they have done is savaged by another person, that person criticizes them severely.
adj.
1. [Comp.] a device that once plugged in is automatically recognized by the system and launches the expected process without any action on the user's side; 2. [Bus.] a new employee who is able to start work without too much induction and training
[Comp.];[Bus.] can be used as both noun and adjective: plug and play device; plug and play employee or simply plug and play (noun)

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