of or concerning study especially in schools, colleges etc
The students return in October for the start of the new academic year.
to gain or reach successfully
He has achieved his ambition.
to give all one's energies, attention etc to one thing
I wish you'd concentrate (on what I'm saying).
(also, exam) a test of knowledge or ability
He passed the English exam.
to be unsuccessful; not to manage (to do something)
They failed in their attempt.
the repeated performance or exercise of something in order to learn to do it well
She has musical talent, but she needs a lot of practice.
the manner in which written work etc is presented or set out
Try to improve the presentation of your work.
a statement or description of what has been said, seen, done etc
I have to write a report on immigration.
anything which is due to something already done
His deafness is the result of a car accident.
to manage to do what one is trying to do; to achieve one's aim or purpose
He succeeded in persuading her to do it
to perform (a part) in a play
He has acted (the part of Romeo) in many theatres.
a room or series of rooms where works of art are exhibited
The art gallery was built in 2010.
to bring or come together; to gather
He's trying to collect his thoughts.
to receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
That was an enjoyable book.
to show; to display to the public
My picture is to be exhibited in the art gallery.
a matter, activity etc that is of special concern to one
That newspaper story is bound to arouse interest.
time which one can spend as one likes, especially when one does not have to work
I seldom have leisure to watch television.
to photographically capture an image
She loves to take a picture of her dog.
not done, found, seen etc very often; uncommon
It is rare to find such loyalty these days.
to go from place to place; to journey
I travelled to Scotland by train.
His reasons for leaving were many and various.
the condition of being physically strongand healthy
Physical fitness is essential for this kind of job.
to (cause to) become better, of higher quality etc
His work has greatly improved.
in good shape
appropriate level of fitness for a person of a certain age
He's in good shape for a man of his age.
to run at a gentle pace
She jogs around the park for half an hour every morning.
take off wieght
I've tried many ways to lose weight.
any of the bundles of fibres in the body which, by contracting or relaxing, cause movement of the body
He has well-developed muscles in his arms.
out of shape
not in the proper shape
I sat on my hat and it's rather out of shape.
of the body
Playing football is one form of physical fitness.
involving doing the same things at the same time each day etc.
There is a regular bus service to the hotel.
to make or become longer or wider especially by pulling or by being pulled
She stretched the piece of elastic to its fullest extent.
to perform physical exercises
She works out regularly at the gym.
Three cars were involved in the crash.
(American) a driving licence.
I finally got my driver's license.
a tire that does not have any or enough air in it
I had a flat tire.
We must put a limit on our spending.
without harm or risk
He got home safely.
to make or become slower
The police were warning drivers to slow down.
a ticket issued for driving above the speed limit
I got a speeding ticket on my way home.
a situation in which large numbers of road vehicles are prevented from proceeding freely.
I was stuck in a traffic jam.
lights of changing colours for controlling traffic at road crossings etc
Turn left at the traffic lights.
something in a very bad condition
I feel a wreck after cleaning the house.
fractured, smashed, or splintered
My watch is broken.
state or circumstances in which a person or thing is
The house is not in good condition.
injury or hurt, especially to a thing
The storm did/caused a lot of damage
a machine in which heat or other energy is used to produce motion
The car has a new engine.
a person who designs, makes, or works with, machinery
The company is sending an engineer to fix the phone.
a person who is an expert
He is an expert at using tools.
to mend or repair
He has succeeded in fixing my watch.
a working arrangement of wheels, levers or other parts, driven eg by human power, electricity etc, or operating electronically, producing power and/or motion for a particular purpose
This machine is not working now.
I shall do all that is necessary.
to restore to good condition
It will take many years to repair all the damage.
something asked for
After frequent requests, he eventually agreed to sing.
(an) arrangement to meet someone
I made an appointment to see him.
to go to or be present at
He will attend school till he is sixteen.
training or use (especially of the body) through action or effort
Swimming is one of the healthiest forms of exercise.
a (written) request to come or go somewhere
We had to refuse the invitation to the wedding.
to stop and leave (a motor car etc) for a time
He parked in front of our house.
to say or do again
Listen to the tape and repeat each sentence.
to plan the time of (an event etc)
The meeting is scheduled for 9.00 a.m.
to pass (time)
I spent a week in Spain this summer.
take care of
to look after
Their aunt took care of them when their parents died.
take part in
to be one of a group of people doing something, to take an active share in
He never took part in arguments.
This book is awful.
mixed up in the mind
He was depressed and in a confused state of mind.
feeling sad, unhappy or displeased
I was disappointed to hear that the party had been cancelled.
sad or depressed
Don't?look so gloomy.
full of hope
He is hopeful of success.
She was pleased with the dress.
feeling pleasure or satisfaction at one's achievements, possessions, connections etc
He was proud of his new house.
calm and not anxious or worried
I'm feeling more relaxed about my future now.
I'm scared of spiders.
That music is terrible!
to cook in an oven
She baked the ham.
to turn rapidly from liquid to vapour when heated
I'm boiling the water
a shop supplying milk, butter, cheese etc
We bought milk at the dairy.
The tea has a wonderful flavur.
to cook directly under heat
Put it under a hot grill to brown for two minutes.
a store that sells food and small items used in the home
I return the plastic bags to the grocery store for them to recycle.
food such as potato chips, sweets and doughnuts, which is mass-produced and is of low nutritional value.
tasting or smelling of spices
having a taste or smell similar in nature to that of lemon juice or vinegar
Unripe apples are/taste very sour.
tasting or smelling of spices
He complained that the sausages were too spicy for him.
tastes good; yummy
Mom cooked a tasty meal!
He is fat and unhealthy
by the side of or near
She sat beside her sister.
concerning the relationship of two things or people
It is between that and the snack stand.
in the east
He spent his childhood in the east, mostly in China and Japan.
The house was familiar to him.
(often with for) to (cause to) move in a certain direction
The explorers headed south.
missing; no longer to be found
We got lost in London.
in the north
The points of the compass are north, south, east, and west.
to arrive at (a place, age etc)
We'll never reach London before dark.
in the south
She works on the south coast.
not bent or curved
That line is not straight.
to remove to another place
He transferred the letter from his briefcase to his pocket.
in the west
She's in the west wing of the hospital.
She is an active supporter of women's rights.
to try to beat others in a contest, fight etc
We are competing against them in the next round.
just; not favouring one side
It's not fair.
to hit or strike out with the foot
He kicked open the gate.
not to win
She lost the race.
a contest or game
We have a football match.
done, for use etc outside, not in a building
The city's outdoor pools open June 20th.
cleverness at doing something
Her job requires skill and an eye for detail.
a large sports-ground or racecourse usually with seats for spectators
The athletics competitions were held in the new Olympic stadium.
in football, hockey etc, to (try to) take the ball etc from (a player in the other team)
He tackled his opponent.
cooperation between those who are working together on a task etc.
He stressed the importance of good teamwork.
to send through the air with force; to hurl or fling
He threw the ball to her.
a place where people can go to enjoy games, rides, and other activities
We went to an amusement park last Saturday.
having or containing a lot of people or things
In the winter, the place is crowded with skiers.
casing great interest or excitement
She waited and waited for something exciting to happen.
to think of as likely to happen or come
I'm expecting a letter today.
amusing; making one laugh
That's the funniest thing I've ever heard.
He had humorous grey eyes.
giving pleasure; agreeable
It was pleasant to be alone again.
to make or become less tight or tense or less worried etc
The doctor gave him a drug to make him relax.
to lessen or stop (pain, worry etc)
The doctor gave him some drugs to relieve the pain.
It was a really scary moment.
the worry experienced by a person in particular circumstances, or the state of anxiety caused by this
Her headaches may be caused by stress.
to (cause someone to) feel excitement
She was thrilled at/by the invitation.
(with for) to ask for (something) formally
You could apply (to the manager) for a job.
a person who travels in space
Not everyone gets to be an?astronaut?when they grow up.
a person who studies astronomy or whose job is connected with astronomy
He wanted to become an astronomer.
a way of making a living; a job
That will be a good career move.
to give (especially paid) work to
She is employed as a teacher.
a man whose job is to put out accidental fires or those caused deliberately as a criminal act.
We have a couple of fire fighters coming today.
a meeting in which an employer asks the person applying for a job questions to see whether they would be the right person to do that job
She will conduct a job interview.
a person whose work it is to know about and give advice and help to others concerning the law
If you want to make your will, consult a lawyer.
a job; a post
He has a good position with a local bank.
of a very high standard
He is a professional football player.
to leave, stop, or resign from etc
I'm going to quit teaching.