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Meanings of The-dregs:

idiom

A group of people in society who you consider to be immoral and of no value

Usage examples:

People tend to regard drug addicts as the dregs of society.

Meanings of The-dregs-of-society:

idiom

A group of people in society who you consider to be immoral and of no value

Usage examples:

People tend to regard drug addicts as the dregs of society.

Meanings of The-drink:

idiom

Alcohol and its unpleasant effects

Meanings of The-drop:

idiom

To fail to keep working to reach a goal

Usage examples:

Public schools have dropped the ball when it comes to teaching kids about art and music.

The-dts

ˌdiːˈtiːz

Meanings of The-dts:

noun

Abbreviation for delirium tremens: a physical condition, caused by drinking too much alcohol over a long period, in which you shake without being able to stop and see imaginary things

Usage examples:

He got a bad case of the dts.

Meanings of The-dumps:

idiom

Unhappy

Usage examples:

She’s down in the dumps because all her friends are out of town.

Meanings of The-earth:

noun

An international organization that aims to protect the environment

Meanings of The-ecosystem:

noun

All the plants, animals, and people living in an area considered together with their environment as a system of relationships

Usage examples:

They are working to preserve the delicately balanced ecosystem of these wetlands.

Meanings of The-elbow:

idiom

To end your romantic relationship with someone

Meanings of The-elderly:

adjective

Old

Usage examples:

William is nearly 50, and his parents are elderly., the city is building new housing for the elderly.

The-electric-chair

ɪˌlek.trɪk ˈtʃeər

Meanings of The-electric-chair:

noun

A special chair used to kill a criminal with electricity

The-elite

iˈliːt

Meanings of The-elite:

noun

Those people or organizations that are considered the best or most powerful compared to others of a similar type

Usage examples:

Elite female athletes

The-entire

ɪnˈtaɪər

Meanings of The-entire:

adjective

Whole or complete, with nothing lacking, or continuous, without interruption

Usage examples:

He read the entire book on the flight to buenos aires., her entire family gathered for their annual…

The-entirety

ɪnˈtaɪə.rə.ti

Meanings of The-entirety:

noun

Something in its entirety means all of something from beginning to end

Usage examples:

I never read the contract in its entirety, just parts of it.

The-establishment

ɪˈstæb.lɪʃ.mənt

Meanings of The-establishment:

noun

The people who have most of the power within government or society or in a particular business or activity

Usage examples:

The diplomatic/educational/literary establishment, visitors come to shop in the fashionable new est…

The-ether

ˈiː.θər

Meanings of The-ether:

noun

A colorless liquid used, esp. in the past, to put people to sleep before an operation

Meanings of The-facts:

idiom

The details about sex and sexual reproduction

The-favoured

ˈfeɪ.vəd

Meanings of The-favoured:

adjective

Supported or preferred over anyone or anything else

Usage examples:

He was reportedly the president's favoured candidate., the arunras has been my favoured eatery in t…

The-firing-squad

ˈfaɪə.rɪŋ ˌskwɒd

Meanings of The-firing-squad:

noun

A group of soldiers whose job is to shoot and kill someone as a punishment

Meanings of The-firmament:

noun

The sky

Usage examples:

Figurative she is one of the rising stars in the political firmament.

The-first

ˌfɜːst ˈfliːt

Meanings of The-first:

noun

The ships that brought the first europeans to australia

Meanings of The-flat:

phrase

To be on a level surface, not on a slope or hill

Usage examples:

Most of the path is on the flat., the first ten or so miles of the walk are on the flat but after t…

Meanings of The-flicks:

phrase

The cinema

Usage examples:

What's on at the flicks this week?, i saw it at the flicks and loved it., i thought i might take th…

Meanings of The-flip-side:

noun

An opposite or unattractive result of a popular or attractive action

Usage examples:

More homelessness is the flip side of getting people off welfare.

Meanings of The-foam:

phrase

If a person or an animal foams at the mouth, they have bubbles coming out of their mouth as a result of a disease

Usage examples:

He was having convulsions and foaming at the mouth., they found her on the ground, foaming at the m…

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