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liven

  

      vb   usually foll by: up   to make or become lively; enliven  
  livener      n  
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live, lien, live in, livener

Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
amongst other things said or stated
At the panel she stated her claims inter-alia
n.
characteristic of awesome people or things
exp.
expression meaning "things never change"
n.
fear of running out of things to read
[Psych.]
exp.
deliberately make things difficult for someone; sabotage
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
n.
Arotten apple is a member of a group, or a single element in a set of things, that is bad and likely to corrupt the other people or things in the group
Allusion to the expression "One bad apple spoils the barrel"
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
n.
a small group of people or things within a much larger group
There are a lot of national minorities in my home country (Denmark). We have a lot of people from Poland, Somalia etc.
n.
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
n.
a process by which two or more things affect each other
In my science class, I learned the interaction between humans and the Earth is getting more negative because people keep emitting the carbon dioxide.
n.
a process by which two or more things affect each other ()
I learned the idea of interactions in ecosystems. It was hard to understand because there are many kinds of interactions that made me feel confused.
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
v.
used for saying that you think someone is spending too much money on things they do not need
exp.
take an action that will complicate things; do something with a negative impact
id.
be more successful than others in a competitive situation or do things in advance in order to succeed in a competition.
That basketball team was ahead of the game that is why they won!
n.
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
exp.
used to point out that small problems or unpleasant events can in the end help things get better
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