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kickback

Kickback

Money given illegally to someone who does something for you. Also known as a bribe.

Examples:

I had to give the passport official a kickback of $20 to give me the visa.

Kickbacks are forbidden in most countries, but still happen.

keep up

Keep_up

To move at the same speed as someone else.

Examples:

My math class is really difficult. I cannot keep up with the other students.

The Canadian runner kept up with the Kenyan, but she did not win the race.

klutz

Klutz

A person who breaks things and gets hurt easily.

Examples:

My mother does not let me wash the dishes because she thinks I am a klutz.

Ouch! I am such a klutz…I just burned my finger.

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