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October 2019

Intermediate+ Word of the Day: chew

To chew means ‘to crush with the teeth,’ as when eating, and ‘to tear something by chewing,’ mostly like dogs do with things around the house. Figuratively, to chew, usually with the adverb over, means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: grip

A grip is a firm grasp or hold or the power of holding. Figuratively, grip is also an intellectual hold or emotional control over a situation, as well as effectiveness when dealing with it. Figuratively, it means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: jerk

A jerk is any sudden movement like a twist, or an involuntary and sudden muscle movement. Colloquially, and mainly in the US, we call someone stupid or foolish a jerk. As a verb, to jerk means…

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