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adverb, preposition
  1. 6
    when someone is affected by something
  2. 11
    until
    1. a.
      until a particular time or date

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    2. b.
      used for saying how much time passes before a particular date, time, or event

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  3. 12
    used when telling the time, for saying how many minutes it is before the hour

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  4. 16
    used for saying what the score is in a game

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sandwich generation

a generation … who are balancing working life with caring for both their teenage children and elderly parents

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dish

to gossip or share personal information with someone …

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