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Chatting meal february

  1. 1. CHATTING MEAL VOCABULARY - FEBRUARYrubbish /rʌbɪʃ/ noun [uncountable] (especially British English)  food, paper etc. that is no longer needed and has been thrown away = garbage, trash (American English):  a rubbish bin  household rubbish rubbish tip/dump (= a place to take rubbish) Some other meanings:  informal an idea, statement, etc that is rubbish is silly or wrong and does not deserve serious attention = nonsense, garbage (American English):  You do talk rubbish sometimes.  That’s a load of rubbish.  The suggestion is absolute rubbish. rubbish! spoken (= used to tell someone that what they have just said is completely wrong )  informal a film, book etc that is rubbish is very bad:  the usual Hollywood rubbish THESAURUS rubbish (especially British English) things that people throw away, such as old food, dirty paper etc:  People are being encouraged to recycle their household rubbish.  the rubbish bin. garbage/trash (American English) rubbish:  The garbage is collected every Tuesday.  There were piles of trash in the backyard.  a black plastic garbage bag. refuse formal rubbish:  The strike has disrupted refuse collection.  It’s a site which is used for domestic refuse. litter empty bottles, pieces of paper etc that people have dropped on the ground:  Parents should teach children not to drop litter.  There was a lot of litter on the beach. waste rubbish, or materials that need to be dealt with after they have been used in industrial processes:  nuclear/toxic waste  household waste  The company was fined for dumping toxic waste in the sea.spitting ˈ image nounbe the spitting image of somebody to look exactly like someone else.brief /bri:f/ noun [countable]  a short report about something Some other meanings:
  2. 2.  in brief a) in as few words as possible:  We should, in brief, invest heavily in digital systems. b) without any details :  Here again are today’s headlines in brief.  (British English informal) the lawyer who represents someone in a court case:  His brief asked for a fine rather than a prison sentence.summary /sʌməri/noun ( plural summaries ) [countable]  a short statement that gives the main information about something, without giving all the details:  A brief summary is given on a separate sheet. summary of  The group produces a monthly summary of their research. in summary  In summary, do not sell your shares.starch /stɑ:tʃ /noun  [uncountable] a substance that is mixed with water and is used to make cloth stiff. Some other meanings:  [uncountable and countable] a substance which provides your body with energy and is found in foods such as grain, rice, and potatoes, or a food that contains this substance = carbohydrate:  He eats a lot of starch.  Avoid fatty foods and /deɪt/ verb  RELATIONSHIP [intransitive and transitive] (American English) to have a romantic relationship with someone = go out with:  Is he still dating Sarah?  Are Chris and Liz dating? Some other meanings:  SHOW SB’S AGE [transitive] if something that you say, do, or wear dates you, it shows that you are fairly old:  Yes, I remember the moon landings – that dates me, doesn’t it?  WRITE DATE [transitive] to write or print the date on something:  a newspaper dated November 23, 1963  Make sure you sign and date it at the bottom.  FIND AGE [transitive] to find out when something old was made or formed:  The rocks are dated by examining the fossils found in the same layer.  radiocarbon datingcharming /tʃɑ:mɪŋ/ adjective  very pleasing or attractive:  a charming little Italian restaurant  Harry can be very charming.
  3. 3. curse /kɜ:s/ verb  [intransitive] to swear :  Gilbert was cursing under his breath.  [transitive] to say or think bad things about someone or something because they have made you angry :  He cursed his bad luck in arriving just after she’d left. curse somebody/something for (doing) something  Elsa cursed herself for believing his lies.  curse somebody ↔ out phrasal verb (American English) informal to swear at someone who has made you angry. Some other meanings:  [transitive] to ask God or a magical power to harm someoneˈ soap ˌ opera noun [countable]  a television or radio story about the daily lives and relationships of the same group of people, which is broadcast regularly. ! but novel is a long written story in which the characters and events are usually imaginary → fiction :  a novel by Jane Austenfatty /fæti/ noun (plural fatties) [countable] informal  an insulting word for someone who is fatshenanigans /ʃənænɪgənz/ noun [plural] informal  bad behaviour that is not very serious, or slightly dishonest activities:  She wouldn’t put up with his shenanigans.  financial shenanigans