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contribute

1.to give money,help,ideas etc to something that a lot of other people are also involved in
2.to help to make something happen
3.to write articles,stories,poems etc for a newspaper or magazine

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conscious

1.noticing or realizing something
2.awake and able to understand what is happening around you
3.thinking a lot about or concerned about something
4.conscious thoughts, memories etc are ones which you know about

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commit

1.to do something wrong or illegal
2.to say that someone will definitely do something or must do something
3.to decide to use money, time, people etc for a particular purpose
4.to send someone to be tried in a court of law
5.to order someone to be put in a hospital or prison

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charge (n./v.)

1.the position of having control or responsibility for a group of people or an activity
2.if someone or something is in your charge, you are responsible for looking after them
;someone that you are responsible for looking after
3.an official statement by the police that someone may be guilty of a crime
4.a written or spoken statement blaming someone for doing something bad or illegal
5.an attack in which soldiers or animals move towards someone or something very quickly
6.枪炮炸药
7.an order to do something

1.to record the cost of something on someone's account, so that they can pay for it later
2.用信用卡支付
3.to state officially that someone may be guilty of a crime
4.to say publicly that you think someone has done something wrong
5.猛冲
6.to order someone to do something or make them responsible for it

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carpet (n./v.)

1.to cover a floor with carpet
2.to talk in an angry way to someone because they have done

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certificate

1.an official document that states that a fact or facts are true
2.an official paper stating that you have completed a course of study or passed an examination

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cushion (n./v.)

1.a cloth bag filled with soft material that you put on a chair or the floor to make it more comfortable
2.something that stops one thing from hitting another thing
3.something, especially money, that prevents you from being immediately affected by a bad situation

1.to make the effect of a fall or hit less painful, for example by having something soft in the way
2.to protect someone from an unpleasant situation or the unpleasant effects of something

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credit (n./v.)

1.an arrangement with a shop, bank etc that allows you to buy something and pay for it later
2.approval or praise that you give to someone for something they have done
3.(p) a list of all the people involved in making a film or television programme, which is shown at the beginning or end of it
4.a successfully completed part of a course at a university or college
5.an amount of money that is put into someone's bank account or added to another amount
6.the belief that something is true or correct

1.to add money to a bank account
2.to believe that something is true

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concession

1.something that you allow someone to have in order to end an argument or a disagreement
2.a special right that a particular person or group of people is allowed to have, for example by the government or an employer, or the act of giving or allowing something as a right
3.a reduction in the price of tickets, fees etc for certain groups of people, for example old people or children
4.a change in your behaviour that you make because of a particular situation or idea
5.the right to have a business in a particular place, especially in a place owned by someone else
6.a small business that sells things in a place owned by someone else
7.[plural 复数] the things sold at a concession stand

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coordinate (v./n./a.)

1.to organize an activity so that the people involved in it work well together and achieve a good result
2.to make the parts of your body move and work together well
3.if clothes, decorations etc coordinate, or if you coordinate them, they look good together because they have similar colours and styles

1.one of a set of numbers which give the exact position of a point on a map, computer screen etc
2.[plural 复数] things such as clothes that can be worn or used together because their colours match or their styles are similar

1.equal in importance or rank in a sentence

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capacity

1.the amount of space a container, room etc has to hold things or people
2.someone’s ability to do something
3.someone’s job, position, or duty
4.the amount of something that a factory, company, machine etc can produce or deal with
5.the size or power of something such as an engine

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clumsy

1.moving or doing things in a careless way, especially so that you drop things, knock into things etc
2.a clumsy object is not easy to use and is often large and heavy
3.a clumsy action or statement is said or done carelessly or badly, and likely to upset someone

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component (n./a.)

1.one of several parts that together make up a whole machine, system etc
2.the component parts of something are the parts that it consists of

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confidential

1.spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret
2.a confidential way of speaking or behaving shows that you do not want other people to know what you are saying

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constitution

1.a set of basic laws and principles that a country or organization is governed by
2.your health and your body’s ability to fight illness
3.the parts or structure of something

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competent

1.having enough skill or knowledge to do something to a satisfactory standard
2.satisfactory but not especially good
3.having normal mental abilities

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chamber

1.an enclosed space, especially in your body or inside a machine
2.a room used for a special purpose, especially an unpleasant one
3.a large room in a public building used for important meetings
4.one of the two parts of a parliament or of the US Congress. For example, in Britain the upper chamber is the House of Lords and the lower chamber is the House of Commons.
5.[plural 复数] an office or offices used by barristers or judges
6.the part of a gun where you put the bullets

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controversy

1.a serious argument about something that involves many people and continues for a long time

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constitute

[linking verb,not in progressive 连系动词,不用进行式]
1.to be considered to be something
2.if several people or things constitute something, they are the parts that form it
3.[usually in passive 一般用被动态] to officially form a group or organization

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condense

1.if a gas condenses, or is condensed, it becomes a liquid
2.to make something that is spoken or written shorter, by not giving as much detail or using fewer words to give the same information
3.to make a liquid thicker by removing some of the water

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choke (v./n.)

1.to be unable to breathe properly because something is in your throat or there is not enough air
2.if something chokes you, it makes you unable to breathe properly
3.to prevent someone from breathing by putting your hands around their throat and pressing on it
4.to be unable to talk clearly because you are feeling a strong emotion
5.to fill a place so that things cannot move through
6.to fail at doing something, especially a sport, because there is a lot of pressure on you
7.if one plant chokes another, it kills it by growing all around it and taking away its light and room to grow

1.a piece of equipment in a vehicle that controls the amount of air going into the engine, and that is used to help the engine start
2.the sound that someone makes when they cannot breathe properly because something is in their throat or there is not enough air

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comparable

1.similar to something else in size, number, quality etc, so that you can make a comparison
2.being equally important, good, bad etc

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conservation

1.the protection of natural things such as animals, plants, forests etc, to prevent them from being spoiled or destroyed
2.when you prevent something from being lost or wasted

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continual

1.continuing for a long time without stopping
2.repeated many times, often in a way that is harmful or annoying

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continuous

1.continuing to happen or exist without stopping
2.something such as a line that is continuous does not have any spaces or holes in it
3.进行式的

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confidential

1.spoken or written in secret and intended to be kept secret
2.a confidential way of speaking or behaving shows that you do not want other people to know what you are saying

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compromise (n./v.)

1.an agreement that is achieved after everyone involved accepts less than what they wanted at first, or the act of making this agreement
2.a solution to a problem in which two things or situations are changed slightly so that they can exist together

1.to reach an agreement in which everyone involved accepts less than what they wanted at first
2.to do something which is against your principles and which therefore seems dishonest or shameful

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construction

1.the process of building things such as houses, bridges, roads etc
2.the process of making something using many parts
3.the materials used to build or make something, or its design and structure
4.something that has been built
5.[语法]结构;句法关系
6.the process of forming something from knowledge or ideas

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concerning (prep.)

1.about or relating to

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column

1.a tall solid upright stone post used to support a building or as a decoration
2.a line of numbers or words written under each other that goes down a page
3.an article on a particular subject or by a particular writer that appears regularly in a newspaper or magazine
4.one of two or more areas of print that go down the page of a newspaper or book and that are separated from each other by a narrow space
5.something that has a tall thin shape
6.a long moving line of people or things

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colony

1.a country or area that is under the political control of a more powerful country, usually one that is far away
2.one of the 13 areas of land on the east coast of North America that later became the United States
3.a group of people who are similar in some way and who live together, or the place where they live
4.a group of animals or plants of the same type that are living or growing together

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comparative (a./n.)

1.相对的
2.比较级的

1.比较级

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contrary (n./a.)

1. used to add to a negative statement, to disagree with a negative statement by someone else, or to answer no to a question
2. the opposite of what has been said or suggested

1. contrary ideas, opinions, or actions are completely different and opposed to each other (+to)
2. a contrary wind is not blowing in the direction you want to sail
3. someone who is contrary deliberately does different things from other people

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chord (n.)

1. a combination of several musical notes that are played at the same time and sound pleasant together
2.【术】a straight line joining two points on a curve

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clamp (v./n.)

1. to put or hold something in a position so that it cannot move [always + adv/prep]
2. to hold two things together using a clamp [always + adv/prep]
3. to put a clamp on the wheel of a car so that the car cannot be driven away. This is usually done because the car is illegally parked [usually passive]

1. a piece of equipment for holding things together
2. a metal object that is fastened to the wheel of a car so that the car cannot be driven away. This is usually done because the car is illegally parked

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compensate

1. to replace or balance the effect of something bad
2. to pay someone money because they have suffered injury, loss, or damage

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collide

1.to hit something or someone that is moving in a different direction from you
[+ with ]
2. to disagree strongly with a person or group, especially on a particular subject [+ with ]
3. if two very different ideas, ways of thinking etc collide, they come together and produce an interesting result

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closet (n./v.)

1. a cupboard built into the wall of a room from the floor to the ceiling especially

1. to shut someone in a room away from other people in order to discuss something private, to be alone etc

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commute (v./n.)

1. to regularly travel a long distance to get to work

1. the journey to work every day

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coherent

1. if a piece of writing, set of ideas etc is coherent, it is easy to understand because it is clear and reasonable
2. if someone is coherent, they are talking in a way that is clear and easy to understand
3. if a group is coherent, its members are connected or united because they share common aims, qualities, or beliefs

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consensus (n.)

1.an opinion that everyone in a group agrees with or accepts [+ on/about ]

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clutch (v./n.)

1. to hold something tightly because you do not want to lose it
2. to suddenly take hold of someone or something because you are frightened, in pain, or in danger [+at]
3. if something clutches at your heart, you suddenly feel fear or nervousness

1. the pedal that you press with your foot when driving a vehicle in order to change gear , or the part of the vehicle that this controls
2. a tight hold that someone has on something

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chant (v./n.)

1. to repeat a word or phrase again and again
2. to sing or say a religious song or prayer in a way that involves using only one note or tone

1. words or phrases that are repeated again and again by a group of people [+of]
2. a regularly repeated tune, often with many words sung on one note, especially used for religious prayers