wrote
Wrote is the past tense of the irregular verb write. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
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Waltzing Matilda
Who'll come a Waltzing Matilda with Me?
A National Library of Australia website explaining Australia's most famous song.
took
Took is the past tense of the irregular verb take. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
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get a hold
become popular
diggers
Australian or New Zealand soldiers, especially from the First World War
took a liking to
If you take a liking to something, you start to enjoy it or begin to like it.
Example: I took a liking to olives when I was in my thirties.
came
Came is the past tense of the irregular verb come. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
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grew
Grew is the past tense of the irregular verb grow. Follow the link to listen to some examples.
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felt
Here felt is the past participle of the irregular verb feel. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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kept
Here kept is the past participle of the irregular verb keep. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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stuck
Here stuck is the past participle of the irregular verb stick. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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caught out
To be caught out is to be in an awkward position because you haven't prepared as well as you should. Richard means that they sometimes don't have the things people expect to find.
Example: The industry has improved and become much more competitive and we've been caught out.
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tune them up
To tune up is to adjust a musical instrument so that it produces the right notes.
Example: You should tune up your guitar.
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spent
Here spent is the past participle of the irregular verb spend. Follow the link to find out more and to listen to examples.
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word of mouth
To hear of something by word of mouth is to hear it from other people and not from the media.
Example: We've done no advertising, so knowledge about out product is spreading by word of mouth.