Definition of help in English:
- Long-term funding is desperately being sought for a voluntary service that helps local victims of domestic violence.
- Well, I helped out then and Boris is helping me out now.
- Sometimes we were helped out by relations and friends with muscles and, of course, the boys chipped in.
- I think the worst of the weather is over but the continuing rain will not help the situation and it is likely to get colder again.
- This situation is not helped by the predicament he has with his wide midfield players.
- I remain unconvinced that the occupation forces are really helping the situation, instead of continuing to antagonize large sections of the people.
- The girl was beside the table before I could even move, helping me down slowly without really touching me too much.
- A police spokesman said the driver was helped out of the car by people nearby and that no-one was injured.
- The arena has emptied by the time the stricken fighter is helped out of the ring.
- Then you've got to help him off with what's left of his shirt.
- He helps Justin on with his boots, and laces up a long black leather fingerless glove over Frankie's wrist.
- He is fun and opens door and helps me on with my coat.
- Everyone helps themselves to some juicy grilled hamburgers, some plump sausages and some plastic covered hotdogs.
- Dave pours another plastic cup of sherry and helps himself to his 173rd Cadburys bar while ignoring colleagues' pleas of ‘Those were bought for the whole office, you know!’
- He always tries to eat my food and if we have visitors he often gets on to their chair and helps himself.
- Mum and Dad spent the next hour trying to explain that it was alright for them to take the money, that we hadn't just stolen the book and helped ourselves and then left an IOU.
- Now, whenever Grandma visits, Zack is careful to whisper for permission in my ear, before reaching out and helping himself.
- A postal worker who stole more than £25,000 by helping himself to pension and child benefit payments has been spared jail.
- As he got closer to Stuart, he couldn't help but laugh when he saw how filthy she was.
- She did a funny little curtsy which Josh and Silver couldn't help but laugh at.
- I couldn't help but think that their owners would have felt considerable heartache.
- We were laughing and laughing and couldn't stop, couldn't help ourselves.
- I knew I should've stopped there but I couldn't help myself.
- Then he couldn't help himself, couldn't stop his eyes from momentarily moving to the cemetery.
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- She gives advice, guidance, help, and motivation to her students at City College.
- All of you provided me with invaluable help and advice that aided me to gain my first year certificate with a Merit pass.
- The FBI has also been too reluctant in the past to accept help or advice from other security services.
- Thus annual measurement would be of little help in avoiding serious effects.
- He intends to run the 500 yards, but believes his strict fitness regime won't be much help.
- This is not much help for determining adverse effects if they aren't common and the trials aren't very large.
- He was asked if the early poll which showed him losing his seat had in fact been a help.
- It would be a great help for both vendors and occupants or employees of the buildings.
- For most families with children it is a great help in their daily lives to have a car.
- As a result the hardware maker agreed to change its source code, user manuals and help screens.
- There is a detailed help file and I have found email support adequate for my needs.
- When was the last time you used an online help system or opened a computer software manual?
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Old English help lies behind helpmate. This is found in the late 17th century as helpmeet which comes from Genesis 2:18 where Eve is described as ‘an help meet for’ Adam. ‘Meet’ means suitable, but as the word became more obscure in the early 18th century it was changed to mate.
a helping hand
- Assistance: she was always ready to lend a helping handMore example sentences
- She was a wonderful neighbour and friend and loved to lend a helping hand and words of encouragement.
- A good and kind neighbour, Josie always liked to lend a helping hand and sound advice.
- Billy and John are great supporters of the guild always ready to lend a helping hand.
so help me (God)
- Used to emphasize that one means what one is saying: if you don’t get out, so help me I’ll let you have itMore example sentences
- So help me God, if you stop any member of my staff one more time for another one of your needless questions, you will be dealing with me.
- When I put my hand on the Bible, I will swear to not only uphold the laws of our land, I will swear to uphold the honor and dignity of the office to which I have been elected, so help me God.
- It may have deprived me of the full experience, but so help me, I just can't bring myself to watch the accompanying DVD.
there is no help for it
- There is no way of avoiding or remedying a situation: we’ll be up all night but there’s no help for itMore example sentences
- I'm never going to be able to look at her paws because she won't let me pick her up, so, if that's the case, there's no help for it except to go to the vet.
- ‘Nobody knows how I hated to see the boys go to war,’ Treadway mourned privately, ‘but it seems there is no other way and no help for it.
- Should we have left the poor creature to lie there dying while marking time for these officials to arrive, finally for them to decide after a few days of waiting that there was no help for it but to shoot it and put it out of its misery at last?
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