Something special that reminds you of something or someone.
I am very upset I lost the necklace. It was a keepsake from my father.
This book is a keepsake of my trip to Paris.
Wanting to do something a lot because you think you will like it.
I was keen to learn to ski – until I broke my leg!
Ian is a keen golfer. He plays every weekend.
A place that looks after dogs.
My dog will stay in a kennel when I go on vacation next week.
Money paid to someone who helps a person or a business make money. They are usually illegal.
The government in some countries get kickbacks from businesses they help.
Cut skin badly.
Andrew lacerated his arm in the car accident. He needed 35 stitches.
A pot (metal or plastic) used for boiling water.
Can you plug in the kettle? I want to make a cup of tea.
/’kɪk ɔʃ/ (phr v)
To start an event.
What time does the wedding kick off?
A place that cares for animals when their owners go on holiday.
It costs $15 a day for my dog to stay in the kennel when I go away.
My ipod is kaput. I dropped it in water.
The engine in my car is kaput, so I have to buy a new one.
A natural reaction to something. Usually negative.
Allen gave his normal knee-jerk reaction to my advice. He told me it was none of my business.
I was not surprised by the government’s knee-jerk answer to the poverty question. Politicians always say the same thing!