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amount to something
amount to something

Example: They gave me some help in the beginning but itdid not amount to much (= they did not give me much help).


authority
authority /ɔːˈθɒrəti/
(n) the power to give orders to people
Example: She now has authority over the people who used to be her bosses.


bush
bush /bʊʃ/
(n) a plant that grows thickly with several hard stems coming up from the root
Example: holly bushes


but
but /bət/
(adj) used to introduce a word or phrase that contrasts with what was said before
Example: I got it wrong. It wasn't the red one but the blue one.


catch
catch /kætʃ/
(v) to stop and hold a moving object or person, especially in your hands
Example: The dog caught the stick in its mouth.


custom
custom /ˈkʌstəm/
(n) an accepted way of behaving or of doing things in a society or a community
Example: an old/ancient custom


ease
ease /iːz/
(v) lack of difficulty
Example: It would ease my mind(= make me less worried) to know that she was settled.


gambling
gambling /ˈɡæmblɪŋ/
(n) the activity of playing games of chance for money and of betting on horses, etc.
Example: heavy gambling debts


harmless
harmless /ˈhɑːmləs/
(adj) unable or unlikely to cause damage or harm
Example: The bacteria is harmless to humans.


hate
hate /heɪt/
(v) to dislike somebody/something very much
Example: He hated to be away from his family.


ideal
ideal /aɪˈdiːəl/
(n) perfect; most suitable
Example: political ideals


illegal
illegal /ɪˈliːɡl/
(adj) not allowed by the law
Example: It's illegal to drive through a red light.


lay
lay /leɪ/
(v) to put somebody/something in a particular position, especially when it is done gently or carefully
Example: The cloth should be laid flat.


liquid
liquid /ˈlɪkwɪd/
(adj) a substance that flows freely and is not a solid or a gas, for example water or oil
Example: liquid soap


newly
newly /ˈnjuːli/
(adj) recently
Example: a newly independent republic