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phrasal verb
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    to watch something happening without taking part or doing anything about it

    His round one heat brought him several steps closer to yet another triumph as the world watched on.

    We see him every now and then, standing back or watching on.

    Across the capital, people watching on are alive to this moment.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 24/10/2015


a rainbow produced when water droplets in the air reflect light from the moon rather than the sun

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platform capitalism

a way of doing business that involves recruiting large numbers of people who work for themselves using the company's platform, as used by companies such as Uber, Deliveroo and the like

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