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used for saying what someone has told you, rather than what you know is true
used for telling someone what other people have said about something
used for showing that you are reporting something that you have heard when you are not sure whether it is really true
used for saying that you are basing your ideas, opinions, etc. on what you have heard or read
used for reporting what someone has said to you
used for saying that your information comes from someone you trust
if someone says “quote” before a word or phrase, they are showing that they are repeating someone’s words exactly, and they often say “unquote” at the end
used when you realize that something you have said is a very well-known phrase or expression
used for giving information based on what people have told you rather than on what you know is true
used when you are saying something again that you have already said
to fall over forwards so that your face hits the ground or another surface
not skilful or sensitive
the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures
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Free thesaurus definition of expressions used when repeating your own or someone else s words from the Macmillan English Dictionary - a free English dictionary online with thesaurus and with pronunciation from Macmillan Publishers Limited.