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be British & World English

Used with a present participle to form continuous tenses

Was in Wa British & World English

A member of a hill people living on the borders of China and Burma (Myanmar)

time was British & World English

There was a time when

—— that was British & World English

As the specified person or thing was formerly known

as/that was British & World English

As someone or something was previously called

as/that was in be British & World English

As someone or something was previously called

the thing in thing British & World English

Used to introduce or emphasize an important point

so1 British & World English

In the way described or demonstrated; thus

time was in time British & World English

There was a time when

be at in be British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

be at British & World English

Be doing or trying to do

be of in of British & World English

Possess intrinsically; give rise to

be of British & World English

Possess intrinsically; give rise to

wah-wah British & World English

A pedal for producing a wah-wah effect on an electric guitar

Rome was not built in a day British & World English

A complex task is bound to take a long time and should not be rushed

as if there was no tomorrow British & World English

With no regard for the future consequences

fitting British & World English

Suitable or appropriate under the circumstances; right or proper

likely British & World English

Such as well might happen or be true; probable

it rains —— in rain British & World English

Used to convey that a specified thing is falling in large quantities

be away in be British & World English

Leave or set out at once

be away British & World English

Leave or set out at once

be off British & World English

Go away; leave

get even in even1 British & World English

Inflict similar trouble or harm on someone to that which they have inflicted on oneself

get even British & World English

Inflict similar trouble or harm on someone to that which they have inflicted on oneself

be long in long1 British & World English

Take a long time to happen or arrive

be long British & World English

Take a long time to happen or arrive

be lost in lose British & World English

Be destroyed or killed, especially as a result of an accident or military action

be said in say British & World English

Be asserted or reported

be set in set1 British & World English

Be situated or fixed in a specified place or position

be shod in shoe British & World English

Be wearing shoes of a specified kind

be sure in sure British & World English

Do not fail (used to emphasize an instruction)

be sure British & World English

Do not fail (used to emphasize an instruction)

fortunate British & World English

Favoured by or involving good luck; lucky

now or never British & World English

Used to convey urgency

—— that was in that British & World English

As the specified person or thing was formerly known

be/get stuck in stick2 British & World English

Be fixed in a particular position or unable to move or be moved


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