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verb
  1. 1
    used before another verb for forming a question or a negative

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    1. a.
      used in a question tag at the end of a sentence when you are asking someone to agree with you, or when you are asking for information

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  2. 3
    used for emphasis
    1. a.
      used for emphasizing the meaning of a positive statement

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    2. b.
      used when you are politely trying to persuade someone to do something

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  3. 4
    perform an action, activity, or job
    1. a.
      to perform an action

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    2. d.
      to perform or complete a job or a piece of work

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    3. e.
      to perform a play, song, dance, etc.

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    4. f.
      to take action in order to deal with a situation

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  4. 5
    informal to clean something, or to make a place neat

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  5. 7
    to have a good or harmful effect

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  6. 8
    informal to spend an amount of time doing something

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  7. 9
    make something
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    2. b.
      to prepare a particular kind of food

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  8. 10
    informal to copy someone's voice, manner, or way of moving, in order to entertain people

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    move a particular distance or at a particular speed
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  10. 12
    informal used for talking about how something may change

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  11. 13
    informal to use illegal drugs

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phrases

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food rave

a very large party where people eat, sell or share many different types of food, usually held outside or in a large public building

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skanky

very unpleasant or dirty

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dead white (European) male

a man … whose achievements may have been overestimated because he belonged to the gender and ethnic group … that was dominant at the time

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