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:
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 starches.date /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.
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