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most

  

      determiner  
1   
a    a great majority of; nearly all  
most people like eggs     
b    (as pronoun; functioning as sing or pl)  
most of them don't know, most of it is finished     
2    the most  
a    the superlative of many and much  
you have the most money, the most apples     
b    (as pronoun)  
the most he can afford is two pounds     
3    at (the) most   at the maximum  
that girl is four at the most     
4    for the most part   generally  
5    make the most of   to use to the best advantage  
she makes the most of her accent     
6    than most   than most others  
the leaves are greener than most     
7    the most  
Slang     (chiefly U.S.)   wonderful  
that chick's the most     
      adv  
8    the most   used to form the superlative of some adjectives and adverbs  
the most beautiful daughter of all     
9       the superlative of       much  
people welcome a drink most after work     
10    (intensifier)  
a most absurd story     
11      (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal or dialect   almost  
most every town in this state     
     (Old English mast or mæst, whence Middle English moste, mest; compare Old Frisian maest, Old High German meist, Old Norse mestr)  
More and most should be distinguished when used in comparisons. More applies to cases involving two persons, objects, etc., most to cases involving three or more:  
John is the more intelligent of the two, he is the most intelligent of the students     


-most  
      suffix   forming the superlative degree of some adjectives and adverbs  
hindmost, uppermost     
     (Old English -mæst, -mest, originally a superlative suffix, later mistakenly taken as derived from mæst (adv) most)  
Most Honourable  
      n   a courtesy title applied to marquesses and members of the Privy Council and the Order of the Bath  
Most Reverend  
      n   (in Britain) a courtesy title applied to Anglican and Roman Catholic archbishops  
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exp.
love you loads
"je t'aime beaucoup" in French
exp.
what about you
Slang; written abbreviation
exp.
go away idiot, fool ; leave me alone idiot, fool ; fuck you idiot, fool ; fuck off idiot, fool.
[Slang];[Vulg.]
o.
talk to you later
exp.
you only live once
[Fam.] acronym
n.
person that you date
exp.
it's said when someone has done things in the wrong order
adj.
done because you want to
[US] i did the proyect voluntary to improve my grade
adj.
the decision is yours
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
o.
Shortening of Talk To You Soon
n.
is a sarcastic phrase, actualy point's out someone's pessimism
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 ?
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.
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
the most important or central part of something
[US] The core of the book focuses on the period between 1660 and 1857.
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]
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.
means a different approach or a welcome change to something. Ex.: anna has lots of wonderful ideas and motivation - she is a breath of fresh air.
[Fig.]
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
exp.
your best clothes that you wear on special occasions
exp.
when you are happy, people will want to be around you and share your happiness, but when you are sad, people will avoid you.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
exp.
something used to make someone do what you want
We can use the money as a bargaining chip in the negotiations.
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
exp.
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love

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