attach: to connect
She attached a picture of herself to the email she sent to her parents.
So her son wouldn’t lose his gloves, she attached them to his sleeves.
bite: to cut with teeth
The dog bit the boy on the leg.
It’s not a good idea to bite your fingernails.
check: to look at carefully
When I get gas for my car, I also check the oil.
Check your email address to make sure it’s correct.
control: to make someone / something do what you want
He has trouble controlling his anger.
The teacher has to control thirty students.
fear: to be afraid of
She is a leader who fears nothing.
He ran away because he fears snakes.
hunt: to look for so you can get or kill
I’ve been hunting for a nice painting to put over the fireplace.
He and his son like to hunt for rabbits.
mean: to intend, to plan, to say
She didn’t understand what he meant.
We didn’t mean to hurt your feelings.
relax: to rest and not be active
He likes to relax in front of the TV on Friday nights.
After setting up the campsite, everyone relaxed around the fire.
shout: to yell, to be loud with your voice
It’s not necessary to shout; I can hear you.
She shouted at him across the parking lot, but he couldn’t hear her.
stir: to move (a liquid) around in a circular motion
Would you please stir the soup while it’s heating.
He slowly stirred his coffee with a spoon.
tickle: to touch with the fingers to make someone laugh
He tickled the bottom of her feet.
The children like to tickle each other.
trust: to believe that someone will do the right thing
They trust their children to take care of the family dog.
I don’t trust you because you have lied to me before.
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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