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bladder

/ˈblædər/ (n)

The part of the body that holds urine (yellow liquid) until it leaves by using the toilet.

Example:

My bladder is full! I cannot drink any more water.

brag

/bræg/ (v)

Talk too proudly about what you have or what you have done.

Example:

Stop bragging about yourself. We know you are successful, so stop telling everyone.

bias

/ˈbaɪəs/ (n)

An idea that something is good or bad.

Example:

I have a bias towards the political party I vote for. I think they do a better job than the other party.

brace

/breɪs/ (v)

Prepare for something unpleasant that might happen.

Example:

Before an airplane takes off, the crew shows passangers how to brace for a crash.

boo-boo

/ˈbu bu/ (n casual)

A silly mistake.

Example:

I made a boo-boo. I gave John my old telephone number.

battle

/ˈbætl/ (v)

Fight very hard for something.

Example:

It was a battle, but I finally got my dog to take its medicine.

belongings

/bɪˈlɔŋɪŋz/ (n)

The things you own.

Example:

It is easy for Jane to move apartments. She doesn’t have many belongings.

betray

/bɪˈtreɪ/ (v)

Behave dishonestly toward someone who trusts you.

Example:

When a friend betrays you, it’s difficult to keep the friendship going.

bring back

/brɪŋ bæk/ (phr v)

Start using something from the past again.

Example:

Many Americans think the government should bring back punishment in schools.

buddy

/’bʌdi/ casual (n)

Friend.

Example:

Doug has been my buddy since we were 12 years old.

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