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90% of the time, speakers of English use just 7,500 words in speech and writing. These words appear in red, and are graded with stars. One-star words are frequent, two-star words are more frequent, and three-star words are the most frequent.



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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyread up on
he/she/itreads up on
present participlereading up on
past tenseread up on
past participleread up on

or read up about

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sea lion

in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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