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blog

Blog

an online diary, or a personal record of thoughts, published on a web page.

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back out

/bæk ˈaʊt/ (phr v)

Cancel something you said you would do.

Example:

Oliver said he would help me move house, but he backed out.

bruise

/bruz/ (n)

A blue or black mark on the skin that comes from being hit or falling.

Example:

Yesterday I got a bruise on my arm when I bumped into the door.

bitter

/ˈbɪtər/ (adj)

Upset or angry about something that has happened to you.

Example:

Doug is still bitter about his divorce that happened 5 years ago.

bearable

/ˈberəbəl/ (adj)

A situation that you do not like, but you can do it.

Example:

Winter in Canada is difficult, but it is bearable because the houses are very warm.

bricklayer

/ˈbrɪkˌleɪər/ (n)

A person whose job is making things with bricks (such as a house).

Example:

My son is training to be a bricklayer.

beeline

/ˈbilaɪn/ (n)

make a beeline for something/someone

Walk directly and quickly towards a person or thing.

Example:

The little boy made a beeline for the chocolate cake on the table.

bunch

/bʌntʃ/ (n – slang as used below)

A group of something.

Example:

There are a bunch of people going to the party tonight.

butcher

/ˈbʊtʃər/(n)

A person who cuts meat in a shop.

Example:

Nowadays, most meat is purchased from the supermarket; not from a butcher.

butt out

/bʌd ˈaʊt/ (phr v informal)

Tell somebody to stop being involved in private business.

Example:

My mother keeps telling me what to do, so I told her to butt out of my life.

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