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Cantankerous

ˌkænˈtæŋ.kər.əs

Meanings of Cantankerous:

adjective

Having a difficult and contrary disposition

Claim

kleɪm

Meanings of Claim:

noun

A request to an insurance company for payment relating to an accident, illness, damage to property, etc.

Usage examples:

Pay/refuse/settle a claim an insurance adjuster will work with the injured party to settle the clai…
verb

To state that something is true or is a fact

Usage examples:

[ + (that) clause ] ervin claims (that) he is bankrupt., if no one claims the money, i can keep it.…

Dig

dɪɡ

Meanings of Dig:

noun

An act or spell of digging.

Usage examples:

A thorough dig of the whole plot
verb

Turn up, loosen, or remove earth

Uncontrolled

ˌʌn.kənˈtrəʊld

Meanings of Uncontrolled:

adjective

Not controlled.

Usage examples:

Some uncontrolled children rather marred the proceedings

Hunker down

ˈhʌŋ.kər

Meanings of Hunker down:

idiom

Crouch or squat into a low position

phrasal verb

To sit with your knees bent in front of you so that your buttocks are almost resting on your heels

Usage examples:

We hunkered down near the campfire., we hunkered down in the cellar while the storm raged outside.,…

Meanings of Loaded for bear:

phrase

Fully prepared for any eventuality, especially a confrontation or challenge.

Usage examples:

As my ancestors were wont to say, watch out, john bull, i'm loaded for bear!

Carve up

kɑːv

Meanings of Carve up:

phrasal verb

Separate into parts or portions

Smooth out

smuːð

Meanings of Smooth out:

idiom

Free from obstructions

phrasal verb

To reduce or remove differences or changes in something

Usage examples:

You can use a sander to smooth out any small dents in the frame., they're working to smooth out the…

Ad hominem

ˌædˈhɒm.ɪ.nəm

Meanings of Ad hominem:

adjective

(of a criticism, etc.) directed against a person, rather than against what that person says

Usage examples:

An ad hominem attack on his rival, i'm not going to be swayed by ad hominem arguments attacking me …
adverb

In a way that relates to or is associated with a particular person.

Usage examples:

The office was created ad hominem for fenton
idiom

Appealing to personal considerations rather than to reason

Meanings of Needless to say:

Obviously

Usage examples:

Needless to say, because of the accident he won’t be at work for a while.
phrase

Of course.

Usage examples:

Needless to say, he didn't believe me

Meanings of All-at-once:

idiom

Suddenly and unexpectedly

Usage examples:

All at once there was a loud crashing sound.

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