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revised Is there a single word for “one who speaks/boasts a lot about everything”?
wiktionary links for each term
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comment What are these vehicles called in the United States?
I'm a middle-aged Aussie and only ever knew "kombi" to be used for VW vans, whether they were the versions for carrying people or the ones for carrying cargo.
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comment Word for an animal that has been ridden too much?
As per @Geobits comment I feel there must be a term for when a horse has been used on one ride for too long that might not apply to an animal that has been worn out by a lifetime of use.
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revised When did the term “flip flop” displace the term “thong” in North America for a type of sandal?
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revised How did 7 come to be an abbreviation for 'and' in Old English?
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comment Is there a slang word or idiom for someone who borrows money from friends or relatives and never (or rarely) pays them back?
A freeloader might just crash on your couch and eat everything in your fridge but never ask for money. A sponge or sponger is specifically a money borrower who doesn't repay though.
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comment How/why was the word “organic” chosen to represent natural foods or foods without chemicals?
Interestingly, other languages have terms which are as or more arbitrary. German uses "bio" (biological)!
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answered Gaining a skill after some amount of time (while not actively practicing the skill)
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revised Verb used with “threshold”
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
“You should wear more clothes!” is completely unexceptional English by my idiolect. (Middle aged Australian from Melbourne.)
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revised What do you call a disgusting mixture you don't want to drink?
single word and phrase request tags since number of discrete words needed is not a listed requirement
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revised Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
an -> a
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comment Is “to wear” also used as a “dynamic verb” meaning “to don”, “to put on”?
I'm a native English speaker. I understand the logic but I'm asking about the senses. In fact your example is flawed because both drive and get into are dynamic/active verbs. Whether a verb/sense is dynamic or stative is independent of its semantic and logic. But I accept that most people are probably unaware of concepts like active/dynamic/stative verbs. Perhaps this question is better suited to linguistics.SE.