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  1. 1
    to increase

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  2. 2
    to be built

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  3. 4
    to start burning quickly or explode

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  4. 5
    to travel toward the north

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    1. a.
      British to travel to a place that is larger or more important than the place that you are leaving

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  5. 6
    if a noise goes up from a group of people, they all start to make it

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