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Superstition and superstitions - synonyms or related words

four-leaved clover

noun

a leaf from a clover plant that has four parts instead of the usual three, that is believed to bring good luck

the Scottish play

a name for William Shakespeare’s play Macbeth, used by people working in the theatre who believe it brings bad luck to say the word ‘Macbeth’

superstition

noun

a belief that things such as magic or luck have the power to affect your life

superstitious

adjective

believing in the power of magic or luck

superstitious

adjective

based on that belief

unlucky

adjective

used for describing something that is believed to make bad things happen

superstitiously

adverb

cross your fingers

to put your middle finger over your first finger as a wish for good luck

touch wood

used when you have said that you have had good luck in order to prevent bad luck from happening to you. People sometimes touch something made of wood when they say this

bit rot

when electronic information is lost because the software or devices needed to read it are no longer available

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jive

to dance a jive

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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