oath (noun) LISTEN
An oath is a solemn declaration to God or a person to tell the truth or keep a promise.
- The President of the United States takes an oath to preserve, protect and defend the US Constitution.
- The witness recited the oath before her testimony.
- Whitney gave her oath that she would keep the secret.
An oath is also a swearword or curse word.
- Roberta shouted a mild oath when she fell.
under oath: by the obligations of an oath. Example: “It is a crime to lie when you are under oath.”
In pop culture
It is a movie, based on a Stephen King novel about a group of teenagers who are terrorized by a monster. In this scene, the teenagers take a blood oath. One says, “Swear if It ever comes back, we’ll come back, too.” Watch the clip: