Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

To judge a student's work and to give it a mark

mark

verb

to judge the quality of a student’s work and write a grade on it

grade

verb

to judge the quality of a student’s work by giving it a letter or number

pass

verb

to officially judge that someone has been successful in an examination or test because they have achieved a satisfactory standard

fail

verb

to decide that someone or something has not achieved a satisfactory score or standard

flunk

verb

to give a student a failing grade

mark down

to give a student a lower grade for their work for a particular reason

downgrade

verb

to give someone a lower grade for an examination than they received at first

graduate

verb

to give a student a degree or other qualification after a course of study

promote

verb

to move a student to a higher class at the end of the school year

track

verb

to put students in different programs, or in classes according to their level or ability

kabaddi

a game in which two teams of seven players take turns to chase and try to touch players on the opposing team

BuzzWord Article

Open Dictionary

Ouch!

a response to a scathing comment or unpleasant situation

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog