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Branching out: tree idioms and phrases

 

Many countries around the world have days on which citizens, companies, and groups are encouraged to plant and care for trees.…

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Sometimes there is a perfect translation for a word, sometimes you need to borrow from another language…

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WordWatch roundup: xenophobia, hustings, sabbatical, and ludic

 

This series investigates changes in lookups for words and their meanings across OxfordDictionaries.com. The graphs are based…