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Here, engage with means: 2.1 (engage with) Establish a meaningful contact or connection with: "the teams needed to engage with local communities" — ODO


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Trail: (when: intr, often foll by behind) to lag or linger behind (a person or thing). (Collins) The sentence suggests that markets expectations in the past have followed and are still following what the FED is doing, or is expected to do, in terms of monetary policy.


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Lick can mean, among many other things, "a quick pace; speed" (sense 7, here). Thus to keep up one's lick means to keep up one's speed. Twain is saying that the watch does not keep correct time when out at sea. As for the use of "her" when referring to the watch, feminine pronouns are often used when referring to inanimate objects, especially artifacts ...


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It's the tobacco pipe mentioned here. — TFD noun a tube with a small bowl at one end; used for smoking tobacco Twist, refers to tobacco. — M-W 1.d. tobacco leaves twisted into a thick roll


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One of the meanings of ill is simply the antonym of well. In this case the word does apply in your example. An injured person isn't well. You are right however, in that it is more common for ill to refer to an illness. The BBC does frequently in its reports state "One woman is in a critical condition...". This is often a direct quote from a hospital ...


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They are saying: "Are there ways you will use what you learned through our academy to engage with (i.e. understand and deal with) other male members of your community?" engage with: (Macmillan Dictionary) engage with someone/something to make an effort to understand and deal with someone or something


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Macmillan defines it as not healthy, because of a medical condition or an injury (emphasis added) Other online dictionaries talk about poor health, not precluding injury as a cause. Also, the term terminally ill seems to be used for patients near death, regardless of the cause. [The above relates to AmE. Can't speak for BrE]


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Refrain in the sense of: a phrase that is often repeated: "Every vote counts" is a familiar refrain in politics. From: repeated line or number of lines in a poem or song, typically at the end of each verse. (Cambridge Dictionary)


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If Arjun wasn't so greedy he would be alive today is an example of a syntactic construction that is often called the second conditional or conditional 2. The verb in the if-clause (the protasis) is in the simple past tense, while the main clause (the apodosis) contains the modal would plus a bare infinitive (in this case be). One use of the second ...


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"To compete for the control of a corporation" This reads well when it's a person within the company competing in a legal context. Where the competition is about having legal standing to lead the company. "To compete for the control over a corporation" This reads well when it's corporations competing to control another corporation. This would ...


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It means that the debt relief will not be decided right now, and will only be decided in 2018.


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Live on To persist; endure: Although The Beatles broke up decades ago, their music lives on. thefreedictionary.com They are saying that although the person may be dead, his legacy is still persisting.


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I believe this is referring to definition 2 in that dictionary link: "things that cause you problems", although that definition needs to be expanded to include potential problems, ie "risks" (this definition of liability is synonymous with (or very close to) the noun form of "risk"). The panelist is referring to the gaming (ie careful exploitation of the ...


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'TRON' is an early BASIC programming language debugging command, short for 'TRACE ON', which tells the computer to trace the programs run-time execution and report various variables back to the programmer. To turn the feature off, use 'TROFF'. See TRON command on Wikipedia


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The meaning seems to be Merriam-Webster's 2a1: "up to now: so far." "Yet" here is indeed an adverb. Adverbs can also modify adjectives, and in this case, it seems to be modifying "best," as in, "best yet."


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Enrollment is The Act Of Been Enrolled.enrolled is to be registered with an institution once tii you get off or to be signed up. While Registration is mainly a form fill system to provide a details for an institution.


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There seems to be some debate as to whether 'I could crush a grape' was used to mean 'I'm genuinely excited' or 'I'm supposed to be excited about this but I'm underwhelmed'. As it was used in a children's show watched also by adults, I would suggest that the children would assume the former but the real meaning for the adults was the latter. For the ...



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