Carve Out: Meaning and Usage in a Sentence

In this post, you’ll learn the phrasal verb ‘carve out’ and its meaning. ‘Carve out’ is derived from ‘carve’. When you carve, you make objects or patterns by cutting away material from wood or stone. You can carve ‘from’ or ‘out of’ something. We can say “the statue was carved out of a single piece […]

Rekindle meaning, synonyms and usage

Here is a post on the verb ‘rekindle’ and its meaning. You probably already know the word ‘kindle’. Today, it is mostly associated with kindle ebooks, at least among non-native speakers. The verb ‘kindle’ has two main meanings: Meaning Synonyms  Examples to start a fire   light, start, ignite, fire  If you kindle a fire, you […]

Fall out: Meaning and Usage in a Sentence

In this post, you’ll learn the phrasal verb ‘fall out’ and its meaning. When someone loses their teeth, we can say that their teeth fall out. Her baby teeth are starting to fall out. The same applies to hair. Her hair started falling out because she was so depressed. When it comes to relationships, ‘fall […]

Levitate: Meaning and Usage in a Sentence

In this post, you’ll learn the word ‘levitate’ and its meaning. If you levitate, you rise in the air without any physical support or force. In order to levitate, you have to be an astronaut or a magician (whatever you prefer). Astronauts levitate while in space. They levitate because there’s no gravity there. We can […]

The Meaning of Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity (or brain plasticity) is the ability of the brain to reorganize and transform itself while learning or being exposed to new experiences. It was once thought that our brain could only change until adolescence (from 13 till 19 years of age) and then remain in the same condition till the rest of our life. […]

Hit it Off: Meaning and Usage in a Sentence

In this post, you’ll learn the idiom ‘hit it off’ and its meaning. I came across this sentence in Amy Shumer’s talk at a Glamour Magazine’s event. She first thanked the magazine for introducing her to Hillary Clinton and then told a joke: “I met Hillary and I was like I’m a huge fan if […]

Supersede: Definition and Example Sentences

In this post, you’ll learn the definition of the word ‘supersede’. Supersede /ˌsuː.pɚˈsiːd/ is a verb that means to replace something. Often it’s laws, ideas or knowledge that are outdated and not relevant anymore. Here are some example sentences: Governor Whitmer announced updates to COVID-19 emergency rules, which will supersede the prior version. Unified theory […]

Grasp: Definition, Synonyms and Usage

In this post, you’ll learn what ‘grasp’ means and how to use it in the context. Grasp definition as a verb As a verb, ‘grasp’ has two major definitions: ‘take’ or ‘understand’. Let’s talk about both in detail. 1. Grasp (v) – to take something quickly and hold firmly. For instance, ‘Rosie suddenly grasped my […]

Gloss Over: Meaning and Usage

In this post, you’ll learn the expression ‘gloss over’ and its meaning. If you gloss over something, you treat or describe it as if it were not important. Let’s say you made an embarrassing mistake and then you tried to make it seem not important and quickly continued talking about something else. In this case, […]

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