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1501

Put yourself in someone’s place (also put yourself in someone’s position/shoes)

To imagine that you are someone in a difficult situation, and imagine how that person feels:
Put yourself in my place – I was scared, and I had nobody to talk to.

1502

Roundabout (n)

(US traffic circle) a place where three or more roads join and traffic must go around a circular area in the middle, rather than straight across

1503

Step into sb's shoes (also fill sb's shoes)

To take someone's place, often by doing the job they have just left:
Who do you think will step into Sarah's shoes when she goes?

1504

Stroller (n)

US (UK pushchair) a small folding chair on wheels that a baby or small child sits in and is pushed around in.

1505

Kerb (n) UK [US curb]

The edge of a raised path nearest the road

1506

I'm afraid I've got to leave work early. A problem's ___ up at home that I need to sort

Cropped
Crop up [informal]: to happen or appear unexpectedly:
Her name keeps cropping up in conversation.

1507

OK. Try and ___ more slowly and calm down. (BREATH)

Breathe

1508

I must be out of condition. I get ___ just walking up the stairs. (BREATH)

Breathless

1509

The scenery on holiday was absolutely ___ (BREATH)

Breathtaking

1510

The police won't ___ or deny that somebody has been charged with the murder. They will only say that a man is being questioned.

Confirm

1511

Are you in a bad mood? You've been ___ for an argument all day.

Spoiling
To look for an argument

1512

I'm always on the ___ for bargains when I go shopping for clothes.

Lookout

1513

My cousin is an Elvis Presley ___ but unfortunately he can't sing a note.

Lookalike

1514

I was hoping for promotion but it would appear that I've been ___ once again.

Overlooked
To fail to notice or consider something or someone:
I think there is one key fact that you have overlooked.
No one will be overlooked in the selection of the team.

1515

1. The film was so gripping that it ___ my interest from start to finish.
2. She once ___ some shares in the company but now they are worthless.
3. Police ___ the man suspected of murder for further questioning.

Held

1516

Algae (n)

Very simple, usually small plants that grow in or near water and do not have ordinary leaves or roots

1517

Think sth up

To produce a new idea or plan:
I don't want to go tonight but I can't think up a good excuse.

1518

Fulsome (adj)

Expressing a lot of admiration or praise for someone, often too much, in a way that does not sound sincere:
Her new book has received fulsome praise from the critics.
Our guests were fulsome in their compliments about the food.

Fulsomely (adv)
He thanked her fulsomely for her help.

Fulsomeness (n)

1519

He realised his speech was going to finish too soon so he had to ___ it out a bit.

Pad
Pad sth out: if you pad out a speech or piece of writing, you add unnecessary words or information to make it longer or to hide the fact that you are not saying anything very important.

1520

Did he offer to do the job ........ or did you have to force him? (voluntary)

Voluntarily

1521

Some people dislike the idea of military service as it is totally ......... You have no choice whether you do it or not.

Involuntary

1522

She works as a ........ for a local charitable organisation.

Volunteer

1523

I'm going to try ........ a lift to the concert. There's a good spot at the start of the motorway where drivers usually stop.

Hitching
Hitch a lift/ride [informal]: to get a free ride in someone else's vehicle as a way of travelling:
They hitched a lift to Edinburgh from a passing car.

1524

My parents gave me some money to ........ me over until my grant for university arrived.

Tide
Tide sb over (sth): to help someone to work or operate normally through a difficult period, usually by lending them money:
Can you lend me some money to tide me over till the weekend?
Have another piece of cake. It'll tide you over till supper.

1525

She's such a ........ person who can talk to you about virtually any subject you care to mention.

Knowledgeable

1526

I'm sorry if I caused you any offence but I didn't ........ deceive you.

Knowingly

1527

The teacher gave his colleague a ........ smile when the troublemaker's name was mentioned.

Knowing

1528

1. It will be such a ........ when our exams are all finished.
2. The doctor prescribed some tablets for ........ from the pain.
3. International ........ agencies are asking for donations to help people living in poverty.

Relief

1529

If she doesn't slow down a bit at work she's going to ........ herself out.

Burn
To exhaust oneself through too much work

1530

We will have to take ........ measures to avoid any problems occurring. (PREVENT)

Preventative