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to lock

to lock

/ˈɫɑk/
verb
to secure something with a lock or seal

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to declare

to declare

/dɪˈkɫɛɹ/
verb
to officially tell people something

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to concentrate

to concentrate

/ˈkɑnsənˌtɹeɪt/
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to focus one's all attention on something specific

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to slide

to slide

/ˈsɫaɪd/
verb
to move or cause something to move smoothly over a surface

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to climb

to climb

/ˈkɫaɪm/
verb
to go upwards toward the top of a mountain or rock for sport

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to react

to react

/ɹiˈækt/
verb
to act or behave in a particular way in response to something

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to comment

to comment

/ˈkɑmɛnt/
verb
to express one’s opinion or give explanations about something

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to transform

to transform

/ˈtɹænsfɔɹm/, /tɹænsˈfɔɹm/
verb
to change the appearance, character, or nature of a person or object

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to bite

to bite

/ˈbaɪt/
verb
to cut into flesh using the teeth

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to lower

to lower

/ˈɫoʊɝ/
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to decrease in degree, amount, quality, or strength

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to invent

to invent

/ˌɪnˈvɛnt/
verb
to make or design something that did not exist before

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to afford

to afford

/əˈfɔɹd/
verb
to be able to pay the cost of something
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They cannot afford to pay for medical care or to buy bed nets.

"That's more than I can really afford to pay," Joe said sadly.

I can't afford fancy tests.

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to stare

to stare

/ˈstɛɹ/
verb
to look at someone or something without moving the eyes or blinking, usually devoid of any expression or for a long time
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She sat on Rhoda’s body in the bed, staring into Rhoda’s face.

Rhoda stood still, and stared.

Rhoda stared at them.

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to resist

to resist

/ɹiˈzɪst/, /ɹɪˈzɪst/
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to make an effort to withstand or fight something, particularly with determination

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to graduate

to graduate

/ˈɡɹædʒəˌweɪt/, /ˈɡɹædʒəwət/, /ˈɡɹædʒuˌeɪt/, /ˈɡɹædʒuwət/
verb
to finish a university or college degree successfully, particularly the first degree

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to compete

to compete

/kəmˈpit/
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to take part or engage in a contest or game

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to quit

to quit

/ˈkwɪt/
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to stop or cease an activity or an action

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to bet

to bet

/ˈbɛt/
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to risk money on the result of a coming event by trying to predict it

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to grant

to grant

/ˈɡɹænt/
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to let someone have something, especially something that they have requested

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to upload

to upload

/ˈəˌpɫoʊd/
verb
to transfer data such as files, documents, etc. to another computer
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It's uploaded.

It's uploading it.

That way, you'll be notified when I upload a new video.

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to download

to download

/ˈdaʊnˌɫoʊd/
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to copy data from one computer to another, typically using the internet
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Modern smartphones and tablet computers can scan the bar codes and download the information.

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to rush

to rush

/ˈɹəʃ/
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to move or act very quickly

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to intend

to intend

/ˌɪnˈtɛnd/
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to have something in mind as a plan or purpose

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to accomplish

to accomplish

/əˈkɑmpɫɪʃ/
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to successfully finish doing something after experiencing difficulties
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What did you accomplish and what are you most proud of?

What would you like to continue doing and what else do you hope to accomplish?"

Even the little things that I have accomplished right now with push for closed captioning and what have you.

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to purchase

to purchase

/ˈpɝtʃəs/
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to get something by payment of a price
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Look at the items you have purchased recently.

One reason is that most customers purchase a large number of items.

I purchased a traveller's notebook once.

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