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  • 1 shut — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Shut is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑door, ↑eye, ↑factory, ↑gate, ↑mouth, ↑shop Shut is used with these nouns as the object: ↑blind, ↑boot, ↑box, ↑briefcase, ↑ …

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  • 2 shut — shut1 W2S1 [ʃʌt] v past tense and past participle shut present participle shutting [: Old English; Origin: scyttan] 1.) [I and T] to close something, or to become closed ▪ Shut the window, Ellen! ▪ I heard his bedroom door shut. ▪ She lay down on …

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  • 3 shut — [[t]ʃʌ̱t[/t]] ♦♦♦ shuts, shutting (The form shut is used in the present tense and is the past tense and past participle.) 1) V ERG If you shut something such as a door or if it shuts, it moves so that it fills a hole or a space. [V n] Just make… …

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  • 4 firmly — adv. Firmly is used with these adjectives: ↑attached, ↑closed, ↑committed, ↑convinced, ↑embedded, ↑fixed, ↑opposed, ↑rooted, ↑shut, ↑stuck, ↑united Firmly …

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  • 5 compress — I. v. a. 1. Press together, close tightly, shut firmly. 2. Bind tightly, wrap closely. 3. Squeeze or press together or into smaller compass, condense. 4. Squeeze, force, crowd, press. 5. Make brief, abbreviate, condense, make terse or pithy. II.… …

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  • 6 china — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. a translucent ceramic material, biscuit fired at a high temperature, its glaze fired at a low temperature. 2. any porcelain ware. 3. plates, cups, saucers, etc., collectively. 4. figurines made of porcelain or ceramic material …

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  • 7 China — /chuy neuh/, n. 1. People s Republic of, a country in E Asia. 1,221,591,778; 3,691,502 sq. mi. (9,560,990 sq. km). Cap.: Beijing. 2. Republic of. Also called Nationalist China. a republic consisting mainly of the island of Taiwan off the SE coast …

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  • 8 Economic Affairs — ▪ 2006 Introduction In 2005 rising U.S. deficits, tight monetary policies, and higher oil prices triggered by hurricane damage in the Gulf of Mexico were moderating influences on the world economy and on U.S. stock markets, but some other… …

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  • 9 United States — a republic in the N Western Hemisphere comprising 48 conterminous states, the District of Columbia, and Alaska in North America, and Hawaii in the N Pacific. 267,954,767; conterminous United States, 3,022,387 sq. mi. (7,827,982 sq. km); with… …

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  • 10 education — /ej oo kay sheuhn/, n. 1. the act or process of imparting or acquiring general knowledge, developing the powers of reasoning and judgment, and generally of preparing oneself or others intellectually for mature life. 2. the act or process of… …

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  • 11 Europe, history of — Introduction       history of European peoples and cultures from prehistoric times to the present. Europe is a more ambiguous term than most geographic expressions. Its etymology is doubtful, as is the physical extent of the area it designates.… …

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  • 12 tight — 1 /taIt/ adjective 1 CLOTHES fitting a part of your body very closely, especially in a way that is uncomfortable: tight trousers | My shoes were far too tight and I was in agony by the time I got home. | be a tight fit (=only just fits someone):… …

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  • 13 literature — /lit euhr euh cheuhr, choor , li treuh /, n. 1. writings in which expression and form, in connection with ideas of permanent and universal interest, are characteristic or essential features, as poetry, novels, history, biography, and essays. 2.… …

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  • 14 Calendar of 2003 — ▪ 2004 January So long as there is a single Brazilian brother or sister going hungry, we have ample reason to be ashamed of ourselves. Lula, in his inaugural address as president of Brazil, January 1 January 1       The Socialist Lula (Luiz… …

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  • 15 tight — tight1 W3S2 [taıt] adj comparative tighter superlative tightest ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(clothes)¦ 2¦(pulled/stretched firmly)¦ 3¦(attached firmly)¦ 4¦(holding something firmly)¦ 5¦(strict)¦ 6¦(little money)¦ 7¦(little time)¦ …

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  • 16 Germany — /jerr meuh nee/, n. a republic in central Europe: after World War II divided into four zones, British, French, U.S., and Soviet, and in 1949 into East Germany and West Germany; East and West Germany were reunited in 1990. 84,068,216; 137,852 sq.… …

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  • 17 Iran — /i ran , i rahn , uy ran /, n. a republic in SW Asia. 67,540,002; ab. 635,000 sq. mi. (1,644,650 sq. km). Cap.: Teheran. Formerly (until 1935), Persia. * * * Iran Introduction Iran Background: Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic… …

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  • 18 Ukraine — /yooh krayn , kruyn , yooh krayn/, n. a republic in SE Europe: rich agricultural and industrial region. 50,684,635; 223,090 sq. mi. (603,700 sq. km). Cap.: Kiev. Russian, Ukraina. Formerly, Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic. * * * Ukraine… …

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  • 19 NEW YORK CITY — NEW YORK CITY, foremost city of the Western Hemisphere and largest urban Jewish community in history; pop. 7,771,730 (1970), est. Jewish pop. 1,836,000 (1968); metropolitan area 11,448,480 (1970), metropolitan area Jewish (1968), 2,381,000… …

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  • 20 firm — [[t]fɜ͟ː(r)m[/t]] ♦ firms, firming, firmed, firmer, firmest 1) N COUNT A firm is an organization which sells or produces something or which provides a service which people pay for. The firm s employees were expecting large bonuses. ...a firm of… …

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