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  • 1 witness — wit|ness1 W3S2 [ˈwıtnıs] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(crime/accident)¦ 2¦(in a court of law)¦ 3¦(signing a document)¦ 4 be witness to something 5¦(christian belief)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [: Old English; Origin: witnes knowledge, account, witness , from wit; WIT] 1.) …

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  • 2 witness — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 person who sees sth ADJECTIVE ▪ crucial (esp. BrE), key, material, vital (esp. BrE) ▪ As the last person to see her alive, he was a material witness in the case. ▪ independent …

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  • 3 witness box — noun a box enclosure for a witness when testifying • Syn: ↑witness stand • Hypernyms: ↑box • Part Holonyms: ↑court, ↑courtroom * * * witness box or (US) wit …

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  • 4 witness — 1 / wItnis/ noun 1 (C) someone who sees a crime or an accident and can describe what happened: Police have appealed for witnesses to come forward. 2 (C) someone in a court of law who tells what they saw or what they know about a crime: One… …

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  • 5 witness stand — noun a box enclosure for a witness when testifying • Syn: ↑witness box • Hypernyms: ↑box • Part Holonyms: ↑court, ↑courtroom * * * noun, pl ⋯ stands [count] US : the place in a court of law where a wit …

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  • 6 bear witness (to something) — bear/give ˈwitness (to sth) idiom to provide evidence of the truth of sth • The crowd of mourners at his funeral bore witness to the great affection in which he was held. Main entry: ↑witnessidiom …

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  • 7 give witness (to something) — bear/give ˈwitness (to sth) idiom to provide evidence of the truth of sth • The crowd of mourners at his funeral bore witness to the great affection in which he was held. Main entry: ↑witnessidiom …

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  • 8 live — 1 verb IN A PLACE/TIME 1 IN A PLACE/HOME (intransitive always + adv/prep) to have your home in a particular place: live in/at/with/near etc: Where do you live? | We used to live in Bakersfield. | They have one daughter who still lives with them.… …

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  • 9 century — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ 19th, 20th, etc. ▪ It was built in the 20th century. ▪ a 17th century building ▪ earlier, last …

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  • 10 decade — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ current, present ▪ coming, ensuing, following, next ▪ last, past, preceding …

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  • 11 stand — stand1 W1S1 [stænd] v past tense and past participle stood [stud] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be on feet)¦ 2¦(rise)¦ 3¦(step)¦ 4¦(in a particular position)¦ 5¦(in a state/condition)¦ 6¦(not like)¦ 7¦(accept a situation)¦ 8¦(be good enough)¦ 9 …

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  • 12 stand — 1 verb past tense and past participle stood /stUd/ BE UPRIGHT 1 (I) to support yourself on your feet in an upright position: It looks like we ll have to stand there are no seats left. | Can you see any better from where you re standing? | stand… …

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  • 13 bear — bear1 W1 [beə US ber] v past tense bore [bo: US bo:r] past participle borne [bo:n US bo:rn] [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(deal with something)¦ 2 can t bear something 3 bear (something) in mind 4¦(accept/be responsible for)¦ 5¦(support)¦ 6¦(sign/mark)¦ …

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  • 14 stand — ▪ I. stand stand 1 [stænd] verb stood PTandPP [stʊd] 1. [intransitive] to be at a particular level or amount: stand at • Inflation currently stands at 4%. • Your bank balance currently stan …

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  • 15 case — noun 1 example ADJECTIVE ▪ classic, textbook, typical ▪ clear, obvious, simple ▪ It was a simple case of mistaken identity …

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  • 16 state — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 condition ADJECTIVE ▪ acceptable, fit, good, healthy ▪ She managed to get the company s finances into a healthy state. ▪ appalling (esp. BrE) …

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  • 17 account — ac|count1 W1S2 [əˈkaunt] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(description)¦ 2¦(at a bank)¦ 3 take account of something 4 on account of something 5 accounts 6 on account 7¦(with a shop/company)¦ 8¦(bill)¦ 9¦(arrangement to sell goods)¦ …

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  • 18 report — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 written/spoken account of sth ADJECTIVE ▪ groundbreaking, important, influential, landmark, major ▪ lengthy ▪ brief …

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  • 19 character — noun 1 person s nature/person with a particular nature ADJECTIVE ▪ excellent, exemplary, good, impeccable ▪ generous, gentle, likeable, lovable, popular …

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  • 20 event — noun 1 sth that happens ADJECTIVE ▪ big, great, important, major, significant ▪ historic, key, landmark, life changing …

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