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  • hello everyone and welcome back to english with Lucy today I am going to teach you

  • 50 advanced verbs that are going to make you sound more intelligent when you

  • speak and they're going to dramatically increase your vocabulary quickly before

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  • vocabulary lesson please note that lots of these verbs have multiple meanings

  • I'm focusing on one meaning per verb and I'm using them in a more advanced

  • context number one is to alter to alter this means to make somebody or something

  • different for example you shouldn't feel the need to alter your appearance

  • number two is to amend to amend this means to change a law document or

  • statement slightly in order to correct a mistake or to improve it for example

  • would you mind amending those documents I sent you number three is to amplify to

  • laughs I this means to add details to a story or a statement for example she

  • refused to amplify further she refused to tell us any more details number four

  • is to balloon to balloon this means to suddenly swell out or to get bigger

  • for example employment rates ballooned to 90 percent number five is to blab to

  • blab this means to tell someone information that should be kept secret

  • for example someone must have blabbed to the police

  • number six is too brief to brief this means to give someone information about

  • something so that they are prepared to deal with it

  • for example the officer briefed her on what to expect number seven is to

  • capture to capture this means to film record or paint somebody or something

  • this is usually used in the passive form for example the robbery was captured on

  • film by the security cameras number eight is to clasp to clasp this means to

  • hold something tightly in your hand for example she clasped her hands

  • together as she waited number nine is to clutch to clutch this means to hold

  • somebody or something tightly for example I clutched onto his shoulder for

  • support number nine is to collide to collide this means to disagree strongly

  • for example my partner and I often collide over political differences

  • number eleven is to command to command this means to tell somebody what to do

  • for example she commanded the release of the prisoners number twelve is to cower

  • to our this means to bend low and/or move

  • backwards because you're frightened for example the dog whimpered and cowered at

  • his feet number thirteen is to crave to crave this means to have a very strong

  • desire for something for example I've always craved excitement number fourteen

  • is - - - - this means to go somewhere very quickly for example I must - it was

  • lovely to see you it's a good one to use if you're trying to escape an unwanted

  • conversation number 15 is to detect to detect this is to discover or notice

  • something especially if that something isn't easy to see or hear

  • for example the tests are designed to detect the disease this is impossible I

  • need to include this in a tongue-twister video for example the tests are designed

  • to detect bacteria number 16 is to deviate to deviate this is to do

  • something in a different way from what as usual or expected or to be different

  • from something for example let's not deviate from the original idea number 17

  • is to discern to discern this is to see or hear something

  • usually with difficulty for example I quickly discerned that something was

  • wrong number 18 is to dismantle to dismantle this is to take something

  • apart usually a machine or a structure so that it's in separate pieces for

  • example I had to dismantle the printer in order to repair it number 19 this is

  • a lovely one it's to eavesdrop to eavesdrop this means to listen secretly

  • to what other people are saying for example we caught her eavesdropping

  • outside the window number 20 is to escort to escort

  • this is to go with somebody either to protect them or to show them the way for

  • example let me escort you to your room number 21 is to expose to expose this is

  • to tell the true facts about a person or a situation and show it or them to be

  • illegal or immoral for example she was exposed as a liar and a fraud number 22

  • is to glare to glare this is to look at somebody or something in an angry way

  • for example she didn't shout she just glared at me number 23 is to gravitate

  • to gravitate this is to move towards something or someone that you are

  • attracted to for example many young people gravitate

  • towards London in search of work number 24 is - gosh - gosh this is to express

  • so much praise for someone or something that it doesn't seem sincere

  • for example Rachel is always gushing about how much he values Prue's

  • friendship number 25 is hobble to hobble this means to walk with difficulty

  • especially because your legs or your feet hurt for example she was hobbling

  • around on crutches yesterday number 26 is to hover to hover this means to wait

  • somewhere especially near someone in an uncertain or shy manner for example he

  • hovered over her waiting for an answer number 27 is to ignite to ignite this

  • means to start to burn or to make something start to burn for example

  • tempers ignited when the redundancy packages were announced number 28 is to

  • intertwine to intertwine this means to become very closely connected with

  • somebody or something for example their political careers became very closely

  • and find number 29 is to lurk to lurk this

  • means to wait somewhere secretly especially because you're going to do

  • something illegal or bad for example she saw someone lurking in the doorway and

  • decided to leave immediately number 30 is to mimic to mimic this means to look

  • or behave like someone or something else for example his behavior mimicked that

  • of his mother number 31 is to oppress to oppress this

  • means to make someone only able to think about worrying or sad things for example

  • he was beginning to feel oppressed by his surroundings number 32 is to peer to

  • peer this is to look closely at something especially if you can't see it

  • properly for example he peered closely at the photograph number 33 is to

  • pinpoint to pinpoint this means to be able to give the exact reason for

  • something or to be able to describe something exactly for example the report

  • pinpointed the areas most in need of development

  • number 34 is to prune to prune this means to make something smaller by

  • removing parts for example please could you go through the report and prune out

  • any unnecessary details number 35 is to recoil to recoil this means to move your

  • body quickly away from something or someone because you find it or them

  • frightening or unpleasant for example she recoiled in horror after he tried to

  • kiss her number 36 is to reverberate to reverberate this means to have a strong

  • effect on people for a long time or over a large area for example repercussions

  • of the case continue to reverberate through the financial world number 30

  • is to saunter to saunter this means to walk in a slow relaxed way

  • for example she sauntered down the corridor looking as if she had all the

  • time in the world 38 is to seize to seize this means to take someone or

  • something suddenly using force for example he seized hold of my hand and

  • led me to the exit number 39 is to shatter to shatter this means to destroy

  • something completely especially someone's hopes dreams or expectations

  • for example he shattered her confidence when he told her how he really felt

  • about her singing voice number 40 is to shrivel to shrivel I love saying that

  • one to shrivel this means to make something become dry and wrinkled as a

  • result of heat cold or being old for example the long baths had shriveled my

  • fingers and toes number forty one is to slump to slump this means to fall in

  • value price or number suddenly by a large amount for example profits have

  • slumped by over 12% this quarter number 42 is to struggle to struggle

  • this means to try very hard to do something when it's very difficult or

  • there are a lot of problems for example I'm really struggling to pay all of my

  • bills on time number 43 is to stumble to stumble this means to walk or move in an

  • unsteady way for example we stumbled around in the dark trying to find the

  • light switch number 44 is to trim to trim this is to make something better

  • smaller or neater by cutting parts away from it for example staff numbers have

  • just been trimmed to 15 number 45 is to upstage to upstage this is to say or do

  • something that makes people notice you more

  • than the person they should be interested in for example how dare you

  • upstage me at my own wedding number 46 is to withdraw to withdraw

  • this is to stop giving or offering something to someone for example unless

  • you sign the contract within seven days the offer will be withdrawn number 47 is

  • to wrestle to wrestle this means to struggle to deal with something that is

  • difficult for example we wrestled for hours with the problem of which task to

  • start first number 48 is to yank to yank this means to pull something or someone

  • hard and suddenly for example I yanked the door open and ran outside someone's

  • dog barking number 49 is to yearn to yearn this means to want something very

  • much especially when it's very difficult to get or achieve for example I've

  • always yearned to escape from office life and number 50 is to zap to zap this

  • means to do something very quickly it's often used to replace the word to read

  • for example I'll zap through this report and I'll get back to you in the morning

  • right that was my lesson on 50 advanced verbs

  • that you can now use and impress people with don't forget to check out the lingo

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  • I shall see you soon for another lesson

hello everyone and welcome back to english with Lucy today I am going to teach you

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