went
Went is the past tense of the irregular verb go. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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saw
Saw is the past tense of the irregular verb see. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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thought
Here thought is the past tense of the irregular verb think. Follow the link below to find out more and to listen to some examples.
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put up the barricades
To put up the barricades is to defend agaisnt a threat.
tide is turning
The expression tide is turning is used to say that things are changing.
Example: The tide is turning in local politics.
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begun
Begun is the past participle of the irregular verb begin. Follow the link below to find out more and listen to some examples.
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bagging
criticising; complaining about
look before you leap
To look before you leap is a saying meaning that you should think carefully before you act.
Example: Don't buy the car if you haven't driven it - it's always best to look before you leap.
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full bore
the maximum speed or capacity
Example: The car was going full bore when it crashed.
see red
To see red is to become angry.
Example: People who misuse the possessive apostrophe make me see red.
letting up
To let up is to stop or diminish.
Example: The rain has let up a bit.