bathe: to get washed in a tub
She bathes her baby everyday.
He only bathes once a week.
bury: to put in the ground after death
They buried him next to his wife.
He told me he wanted to be buried in his home country.
clear: to make empty
The police cleared the room after the shooting.
Everyone should help to clear the table after dinner.
cough: to quickly and noisily expel air
He coughed as he entered the smoky room.
The first time she tried a cigarette, she coughed continually.
excuse: to forgive, overlook
Please excuse me. I must leave now.
She excused herself for making him wait.
fool: to make someone believe something false, trick
She had to fool him to get him to his own surprise birthday party.
He fooled me into believing that I was too late.
knock: to hit with your knuckles to make noise
I wonder who is knocking on my front door.
Knock three times on the floor if you want me to come up.
polish: to make shiny
I asked you to polish the piano last week. Did you do it?
He should polish his shoes before going to his interview.
retire: to stop working because of age or finances.
He retired after selling his Internet company.
Do you plan to retire when you reach the age of 65?
scream: to make a loud, high sound
She screamed in surprise as her boyfriend got down on one knee.
He heard someone scream next door, so he called the police.
slip: to slide by accident
I slipped on the ice and fell on my face.
The soap slipped from her hands and fell into the sink.
tow: to pull
They towed her car to the nearest service station.
He always had a place to sleep because of the trailer he towed behind his car.
Pronunciation Exercise: Listen and repeat the above vocabulary on the audio file below.
Use these flashcards to help you study.
When you think you’re ready, do the following exercise.
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