An awfully big adventure 2

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to avoid doing something:
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duck out
You can't duck out of your responsibilities.
with strong muscles and little fat:
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The fighter had a strong, sinewy body.
the state of being extremely tired:
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She felt ill with/from exhaustion
a short, solid piece of metal that moves up and down inside a cylinder in an engine to press the fuel into a small space and to send the power produced by it to the wheels
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My body was well-toned and my legs were like pistons.
a very unpleasant and painful or difficult experience:
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The hostages' ordeal came to an end when soldiers stormed the building.
to work hard as a group in order to achieve something:
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pull together
We don't have much time but if we all pull together we should get the job done.
used to describe which particular area of a subject you are discussing:
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in terms of
In terms of money, I was better off in my last job...
a fact or standard by which you can judge the success or value of something:
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Productivity is not the only yardstick of success.
to wish very strongly, especially for something that you cannot have or something that is very difficult to have:
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Sometimes I just yearn to be alone.
strong determination:
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The experience increased her resolve to change careers.
to prevent someone or something from sinking:
p. verb
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buoy up
The very salty water buoyed her (up) as she swam.
the quality or fact of being the same, or of not changing or being different in any way:
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We do not seek to impose total uniformity on every single decision that is made.
the physical and/or mental strength to do something that might be difficult and will take a long time:
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The triathlon is a great test of stamina.
something that might possibly happen in the future, usually causing problems or making further arrangements necessary:
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Have you made any contingency plans?
carrying or holding a lot of something:
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He always comes back from France laden with presents for everyone.
a painful swelling on the skin that contains liquid, caused usually by continuous rubbing, especially on your foot, or by burning:
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New shoes always give me blisters.
a problem that you have to deal with before you can make progress:
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Getting a work permit was the first hurdle to overcome.
the muscle that separates the chest from the lower part of the body;
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Breathe from the diaphragm and you can speak loudly.

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