Naio473 g slang
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Slang – Glossary
afford verb [transitive]
if you can afford something, you have enough money
to be able to pay for it. This word usually follows
“can,” “could,” or “be able to.”
We need a bigger house, but we just can’t afford the
believe verb [transitive]
to think that what someone has said is true
The police didn’t believe her story.
chef noun [countable]
someone who cooks food in a restaurant as their job
come round phrasal verb [intransitive]
AUSTRALIAN/BRITISH to go to a place where someone
is, especially their house, in order to visit them
Why don’t you come round after work?
fair noun [countable]
an outdoor event with rides, games, and competitions
for the best farm animals, best pies, etc.
correct or conservative in style, and suitable for
official or serious situations or occasions
Business letters do not always have to be impersonal
let me guess verb phrase
SPOKEN used when you are going to say what you
think is happening, instead of waiting for someone to
What are we having for dinner? No, let me guess ...
math noun [uncountable]
AMERICAN mathematics. The British word is maths.
pocket noun [countable]
a small bag that forms part of a piece of clothing and
is used for holding small objects
The money had fallen out of a hole in my pocket.
practice noun [countable/uncountable]
a way of doing something, especially as a result of
habit, custom, or tradition
It is good practice to check your work before
handing it in.
pretend verb [intransitive/transitive]
to behave in a particular way because you want
someone to believe that something is true when it is
situation noun [countable]
the set of conditions that exist at a particular time in
a particular place
Social situations always make me nervous.
staff noun [singular/uncountable]
the people who work for a particular company,
organization, or institution: can be followed by a
singular or plural verb
The staff is not happy about the new arrangement.
test verb [transitive]
to find out how much someone knows, or how well
they can do something by giving them a set of
questions to answer or an activity to perform
The aim of the examination is to test your writing
trust verb [transitive]
to be confident that someone is honest, fair, and
Politicians just can’t be trusted.
not normal, common, or ordinary
You’re in a very unusual situation.
waitress noun [countable]
a woman or girl who brings food and drink to your
table in a restaurant or bar
wallet noun [countable]
a small flat case that people keep money, credit
cards, and small documents in and usually carry in
their pocket or bag
wonder verb [intransitive/transitive]
to think about something because you want to know
more facts or details about it
“How did they find out?” she wondered.