Intermediate+ Word of the Day: strap

A strap is a narrow strip of material used for holding things together or a looped band by which an item may be held, carried, pulled, or lifted. It’s also the strip of material or metal that holds a watch to your wrist. A strap or strop is also a device to sharpen razors. To strap means…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: blink

You might already know that blink is something we constantly do without even realizing; it means ‘to open and close your eyes involuntarily’ and ‘to open and close your eyes on purpose.’ ‘To look with winking or half-shut eyes,’ as we do when there’s too much light, is also to blink. Figuratively, if you blink at something, it means you…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: lust

Lust is a very strong sexual desire or appetite, as well as a very strong desire for something that’s not sexual, such as a craving. Strong enthusiasm can also be called lust. As a verb, to lust means ‘to have a strong and intense sexual desire’ and also ‘to…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: plank

A plank is a long, flat piece of wood, thicker than a board and, figuratively, something to cling to for support is also a plank. In politics, a plank is any of the principles or aims that make up the platform of a political party. The verb to plank means ‘to cover or…

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Intermediate+ Word of the Day: lease

A lease is a contract that allows another person to use land or property for a certain period in exchange for payment. The period of time of this contract is also a lease. As a verb, to lease means ‘to grant the possession of land or property to another in exchange for…

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