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verb
  1. 2
    mainly British to need something

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    1. a.
      British if something wants doing, it needs to be done

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    2. b.
      British informal to deserve something

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  2. 4
    to feel that you would like to have sex with someone

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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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