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English words starting with be

Be

bəˈrɪlɪəm

Meanings of Be:

verb

Exist.

Usage examples:

There are no easy answers
prefix

(forming verbs) all over; all round.

Usage examples:

Bespatter
abbreviation

Bachelor of education.

noun

The chemical element of atomic number 4, a hard grey metal.

The chemical element beryllium.

auxiliary verb

Used with a present participle to form continuous tenses.

Usage examples:

They are coming

Meanings of Be a barrel of laughs:

phrase

A source of fun or amusement.

Usage examples:

Life is not exactly a barrel of laughs at the moment
idiom

To be funny or enjoyable

Usage examples:

"he's a bit serious, isn't he?" "yeah, not exactly a barrel of laughs."

Meanings of Be afraid of:

idiom

To be frightened of things in a way that is not reasonable or necessary

Usage examples:

They are weak leaders who seem afraid of their own shadows., for the rest of your life you will hav…

Meanings of Be afraid of:

idiom

To be frightened of things in a way that is not reasonable or necessary

Usage examples:

They are weak leaders who seem afraid of their own shadows., for the rest of your life you will hav…

Meanings of Be an item:

phrase

(of a couple) be involved in an established romantic or sexual relationship.

Usage examples:

The couple, who've been an item for 12 years, have their musical roots in long island.
idiom

If two people are an item, they are having a romantic relationship

Usage examples:

I saw darren and emma there. are they an item?

Meanings of Be at large:

idiom

If someone dangerous is at large, that person is free when they should not be

Usage examples:

Twelve prisoners are at large following a series of escapes.

Meanings of Be down with:

noun

The amount or weight of something carried by a vehicle, a structure such as a bridge, or a person or animal

Usage examples:

The truck had a load of bricks., the maximum load for this elevator is eight persons., the normal t…
suffix

Used with other nouns to refer to a vehicle, large container, etc. that is completely full

Usage examples:

Truckload/planeload/busload planeloads of aid sent to the disaster region remain undistributed., th…
phrase

To have too much to carry, or too much work to do

Usage examples:

I was loaded down with shopping., the children were loaded down with huge backpacks., we were loade…

Meanings of Be in:

phrase

To be important or famous in a particular place or type of work

Usage examples:

They're big in japan, but no one's heard of them here., he's been big in the us for a while., alrea…
phrasal verb

To be unable to leave because of too much snow

Usage examples:

Many people were snowed in by tuesday's storm.

Meanings of Be in a mood:

idiom

To not be friendly to other people because you are feeling angry

Usage examples:

Ignore him - he's in a mood.

Meanings of Be in on:

idiom

To be or become involved in something from the beginning

Usage examples:

He was sure that he was getting in on the ground floor with the next big thing., can someone tell m…

Meanings of Be in seventh heaven:

idiom

To be extremely happy

Usage examples:

Since they got married, they've been in seventh heaven.

Meanings of Be on:

phrasal verb

Appear in a show, on t.v. or radio

idiom

Used when saying who is responsible for something

Usage examples:

If he doesn't like it, then it's on him to change it., "it's too much." "that's on you. i offered t…

Meanings of Be on the beat:

phrase

A police officer who is on the beat or walking the beat is on duty, walking around rather than driving in a police car

Usage examples:

Most people would like to see more bobbies on the beat in their area., having more officers on the …

Meanings of Be onto:

preposition

Into a position on

Usage examples:

Gennaro tossed his newspaper onto the table., everybody is onto you – why don’t you admit you lied?

Meanings of Be out of:

idiom

To be able/unable to have or do what you want

Usage examples:

"do you have any tuna sandwiches?" "you're in luck - there's one left."
phrase

To not have enough minutes, etc. available

Usage examples:

I'd like to continue this discussion but we're all out of time., i'm afraid we're out of time and i…

Meanings of Be out to:

idiom

To be crazy

Usage examples:

So do i take this guy seriously or is he out to lunch?

Meanings of Be over the moon:

To be very pleased

Usage examples:

She was over the moon about/with her new bike.
phrase

Extremely happy; delighted.

Usage examples:

They're going on holiday on wednesday so they're all over the moon

Meanings of Be pressed for time:

idiom

To be in a hurry

Usage examples:

I'd love to stop and talk, but i'm pressed for time.

Meanings of Be snowed under:

idiom

To have so much work that you have problems dealing with it all

Usage examples:

I'm absolutely snowed under with work at the moment.

Meanings of Be up:

idiom

To be upset

Usage examples:

Philip was very cut up about his grandmother's death.

Meanings of Be up to:

idiom

To be of the usual or expected standard

Usage examples:

Her work hasn't been up to par lately.

Meanings of Be-a-disaster:

phrase

To be very unsuccessful or extremely bad

Usage examples:

The evening was a complete disaster., as an engineer, he was a disaster., our first gig was a total…

Meanings of Be-a-hit-with:

idiom

If you are a hit with someone, that person likes you a lot from the time that they first meet you

Usage examples:

You were a big hit with my dad - he hasn't stopped talking about you.

Meanings of Be-about:

idiom

If you ask someone what they are on about, you are asking that person, often in a slightly annoyed way, what they mean

Usage examples:

I dunno what you're on about.

Meanings of Be-acquainted-with:

phrase

To know or be familiar with something, because you have studied it or have experienced it before

Usage examples:

Police said the thieves were obviously well acquainted with the alarm system at the department stor…

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