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to solve

to solve

/ˈsɑɫv/
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to find an answer or solution to a question or problem

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to destroy

to destroy

/dɪˈstɹɔɪ/
verb
to cause damage to something in a way that it no longer exists, works, etc.
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Heat is another way to destroy harmful bacteria.

They knew that high heat and chemicals would destroy bacteria.

The penicillin helped the patient's body destroy harmful bacteria.

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to respond

to respond

/ɹiˈspɑnd/, /ɹɪˈspɑnd/
verb
to answer a question in spoken or written form
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The governor did not respond to Insider's request for comment.

It is easy to learn to ride a Segway because it responds to the rider's natural movements.

And guess who has not responded?

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to discuss

to discuss

/dɪˈskəs/
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to talk or have a discussion about something with someone

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to attack

to attack

/əˈtæk/
verb
to act violently against someone or something in an attempt to harm them

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to sing

to sing

/ˈsɪŋ/
verb
to use our voice in order to produce musical sounds in the form of a tune or song

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to own

to own

/ˈoʊn/
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to have something as for ourselves

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to replace

to replace

/ˌɹiˈpɫeɪs/, /ɝˈpɫeɪs/
verb
to fill the role or take the place of someone or something
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The inventor imagined that the Segway might someday replace bicycles.

Will Segways ever replace bicycles?

Paper wrappers and paper cups replaced the dishes and glassware.

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to beat

to beat

/ˈbit/
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to hit somebody or something hard several times

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to cost

to cost

/ˈkɑst/, /ˈkɔst/
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to require a particular amount of money

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to identify

to identify

/aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ/
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to be able to say who or what someone or something is

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to jump

to jump

/ˈdʒəmp/
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to push yourself off the ground or away from something and up into the air by using your legs and feet

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to select

to select

/səˈɫɛkt/
verb
to choose someone or something from a group of people or things

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to head

to head

/ˈhɛd/
verb
to move toward a particular direction

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to smell

to smell

/ˈsmɛɫ/
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to emit a particular odor or scent

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to stick

to stick

/ˈstɪk/
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to fix an object to another, or to become fixed to something, usually with glue or another similar substance

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to argue

to argue

/ˈɑɹɡju/
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to speak to someone often angrily because one disagrees with them

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to last

to last

/ˈɫæs/, /ˈɫæst/
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to continue or go on for a particular amount of time

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to step

to step

/ˈstɛp/
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to move to a new position by raising one's foot and then putting it down in a different spot

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to practice

to practice

/ˈpɹæktəs/, /ˈpɹæktɪs/
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to do or play something many times to become good at it

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to fit

to fit

/ˈfɪt/
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to be of the right size or shape for someone

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to adjust

to adjust

/əˈdʒəst/
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to slightly alter or move something in order to improve it or make it work better

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to suffer

to suffer

/ˈsəfɝ/
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to experience and be affected by something bad or unpleasant

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to cry

to cry

/ˈkɹaɪ/
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to have tears coming from your eyes as a result of a strong emotion such as sadness, pain, or sorrow

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to count

to count

/ˈkaʊnt/
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to determine the number of people or objects in a group

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