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      n   comparison, contrariety, difference, differentiation, disparity, dissimilarity, distinction, divergence, foil, opposition  
      vb   compare, differ, differentiate, distinguish, oppose, set in opposition, set off  
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     ( contrasts    plural & 3rd person present)   ( contrasting    present participle)   ( contrasted    past tense & past participle  )
The noun is pronounced kɒntrɑ:st, -træst. The verb is pronounced kəntrɑ:st, -træst.     
1       n-var   A contrast is a great difference between two or more things which is clear when you compare them.  
oft N between pl-n  
...the contrast between town and country..., The two visitors provided a startling contrast in appearance..., Silk was used with wool for contrast.     
2    You say by contrast or in contrast   , or in contrast to something, to show that you are mentioning a very different situation from the one you have just mentioned.      
by contrast/in contrast/in contrast to sth      phrase   PHR with cl  
The private sector, by contrast, has plenty of money to spend..., In contrast, the lives of girls in well-to-do families were often very sheltered..., In contrast to similar services in France and Germany, Intercity rolling stock is very rarely idle.     
3    If one thing is in contrast   to another, it is very different from it.      
in contrast             phrase   v-link PHR, usu PHR to n  
His public statements have always been in marked contrast to those of his son...     
4       n-count   If one thing is a contrastto another, it is very different from it.  
oft N to/with n  
The boy's room is a complete contrast to the guest room., ...a country of great contrasts.     
5       verb   If you contrast one thing with another, you point out or consider the differences between those things.  
She contrasted the situation then with the present crisis...      V n with n  
In this section we contrast four possible broad approaches.      V pl-n  
6       v-recip   If one thing contrastswith another, it is very different from it.  
Johnson's easy charm contrasted sharply with the prickliness of his boss...      V with n  
Paint the wall in a contrasting colour.      V-ing, Also pl-n V  
7       n-uncount   Contrast is the degree of difference between the darker and lighter parts of a photograph, television picture, or painting.  

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something excellent, impressive
E.g.: The concert was a real doozy.
Patient that has lost reactivity , reactions to stimulations, reflexes (Areflexia) = Dead or Comatous
expression referring to a high amount of effort, dedication, endurance for pursuing a cause, achieving a goal
He put blood, sweat and tears in making this movie
primary, main, basic
clean, neat, groom
cool, balanced, self-confident
e.g. a very together woman
amazing, awesome, extraordinary
[Slang] e.g.: amazeballs show
expression used for pointing out that, if you love someone, you accept also things and people dear to the person you love
crook, swindler
throat, gullet
black country dialect, also Leeds
slinger, rigger
A slinger or rigger is somebody who is responsible for attaching a load to a crane
mess, disaster
It is often used to describe how someone looks or feels. E.g: I'm a train wreck all day if I don't have a cup of coffee.
buttocks, butt, ass.
to say, pronounce, speak
ex.: The child sounded out each word out loud as she read her book.
idiot, ridiculous person
relax, calm down
said to make someone temper his nerves or enthusiasm. E.g.: Chill out, I didn't take your car!
careful, cautious, mindful, meaningful
tenderness, love and care
over-decorated, "bling-bling"
mental deficiency, mental handicap
a mess, a failure
[Slang];[UK] it comes from the cooking domain where the phrase described a dish that was not tasty enough and therefore thrown away to dogs
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
to visit unexpectedly or inconventiently
the whole family descended on us for the weekend
something that improves morale
freaky means odd, strange, unusual
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