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B.C. man demands 9-year-old girl prove her gender after she wins school's track meet

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she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

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  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

right

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US / raɪt /

UK / raɪt /

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  • adjecitve
  • Correct or true
  • The south side of you looking at the rising sun
  • adverb
  • Exactly in a place or time
  • Being appropriate for a particular event
  • In a straight or direct manner
  • noun
  • Something you are legally or morally allowed to do
  • Ideal of what is just and good
  • Political view based on conservatism
  • verb
  • To fix something previously wrong or unjust
  • To make upright, as a boat that has turned over

get

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US / ɡet /

UK / ɡɛt /

A1
  • verb
  • To become affected by illness or disease
  • To begin to feel or understand an emotion or idea
  • To send or bring someone or something home, etc.
  • To go somewhere to obtain something
  • To (cause to) do a particular thing
  • To obtain, receive or be given something
  • To currently have
  • To prepare for use
  • To understand something being said or read

hard

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US / hɑ:d /

UK / hɑː(r)d /

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  • adjecitve
  • Difficult to do; difficult to understand
  • (Of facts) not able to be misunderstood; clear
  • (Of alcohol) strong
  • Involving or requiring lots of work, effort, care
  • Being full of pain, trouble, and problems
  • Strong
  • (Of edge) clear; sharp
  • Difficult to bend, break or cut; solid
  • adverb
  • With lots of force, power, or impact

district

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US / 'dɪstrɪkt /

UK / ˈdɪstrɪkt /

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  • noun
  • Area of a country, city, or town

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

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  • noun
  • Movement done as part of a particular dance
  • Distance covered by one movement of a leg; stride
  • One part or stage in a process
  • Sound made by the feet while walking; footstep
  • Flat horizontal piece that forms stairs
  • verb
  • To raise and moving the foot to put it down

then

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US / ðen /

UK / ðɛn /

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  • adverb
  • A time that is not now
  • Following another thing in time or arrangement
  • Following on reasonably from what was just stated
  • At that time, not now

student

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US / ˈstju:dnt /

UK / ˈstudnt, ˈstjud- /

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  • noun
  • Person studying at school

family

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US / 'fæməlɪ /

UK / ˈfæmli /

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  • noun
  • Close group of people or organizations
  • A group of people who are related through blood
  • Group of related plants or animals

tears

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US / tɪəs /

UK / tɪrs /

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  • other
  • Drops of salty water from the eye
  • Holes or rips in something after it has been damaged
  • verb
  • To move very quickly, often with carelessness
  • To remove something forcibly or roughly
  • To damage by pulling, resulting in a rough edge

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

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  • adjecitve
  • The person or thing being talked about
  • Used to identify something both the speakers know
  • adverb
  • Used to reinforce adjectives and adverbs
  • To such a degree
  • conjunction
  • Used to connect a noun clause
  • Used to introduce an adverbial clause
  • Used to introduce a noun clause
  • determiner
  • Used as a noun to refer to something
  • pronoun
  • Referring an object far away
  • Used to refer to the relative pronoun ‘which’

eventually

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US / ɪˈventʃuəli /

UK / ɪˈvɛntʃuəli /

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  • adverb
  • After a long time; after many attempts; in the end

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

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  • adverb
  • To be ready to; going to
  • Nearly; approximately; roughly
  • Near; next to; close to
  • In every direction; in the area of
  • preposition
  • Concerning or of (a topic)

track

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US / træk /

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  • noun
  • A circular course for running
  • Course or way someone takes, e.g. in education
  • Path in a field or a forest made by walkers
  • Often circular course laid out for car racing
  • One of multiple musical recordings on an album
  • Band surrounding the wheels of a tank
  • Metal lines that trains ride on
  • verb
  • To use marks to follow a wild animal
  • To move a certain way/follow a particular course
  • To record and examine the progress of something

inspire

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US / ɪn'spaɪə(r) /

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  • verb
  • To give someone an idea to do or make something
  • To make someone feel a certain emotion

propaganda

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US / ˌprɒpə'ɡændə /

UK / ˌprɑ:pə'ɡændə /

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  • noun
  • (Use of) message that you want people to accept

apple

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US / ˈæpl /

UK / ˈæpəl /

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  • noun
  • Hard round red or green fruit with a white center

identity

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US / aɪ'dentətɪ /

UK / aɪˈdɛntɪti /

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  • noun
  • Collection of qualities that makes a person

change

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UK / tʃendʒ /

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  • noun
  • Exchange of one set of clothes for another
  • Money in the form of coins instead of paper
  • Money returned after giving too much
  • Act of making or becoming something else
  • verb
  • To exchange one set of clothes for another
  • To exchange one kind of money for another
  • To replace something with another thing
  • To make or become something else
  • To go from one train, bus, etc. and go to another

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

everyone

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  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

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  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

throw

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US / θrəʊ /

UK / θroʊ /

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  • noun
  • Arm movement to make a thing fly through the air
  • Loose cloth or blanket (usually over a chair)
  • Forcibly putting someone on the ground
  • verb
  • To use your arm to make something fly in the air
  • To move part of your body suddenly and forcefully
  • To confuse or upset someone
  • (E.g. judo) to forcibly put someone on the ground
  • To put something somewhere suddenly and roughly

prove

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US / pru:v /

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  • verb
  • To demonstrate truth by providing evidence

premier

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US / 'premɪə(r) /

UK / prɪˈmɪr,-ˈmjɪr,ˈprimɪr /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being the most influential, important, or best
  • noun
  • Prime minister of a country
  • verb
  • To show/be shown for the first time (of film, etc.)

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

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  • noun
  • Filming of a single scene for TV or the movies
  • verb
  • To accept something that is offered
  • To use a method of traveling, e.g. a bus or train
  • To use a camera to make (a photo)
  • To pick up something and go away with it
  • To study a subject in school
  • To attempt to pass (an exam)
  • To require a certain amount of time, money, space

sir

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US / sɜ:(r) /

UK / sɚ /

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  • noun
  • Form of polite address to a man you do not know
  • Title used to address men with authority

look

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US / lʊk /

UK / lʊk /

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  • noun
  • Person's beauty or physical attractiveness
  • Particular style of dress, clothes, or appearance
  • The way someone, something appears to be
  • Act of searching for or examining something
  • verb
  • To appear to be; seem

daughter

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US / ˈdɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈdɔtɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of a company) being a subsidiary of another firm
  • noun
  • A female child of someone

incident

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US / ˈɪnsɪdənt /

UK / ˈɪnsɪdənt /

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  • noun
  • Event, usually unusual or important; accident

spender

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US / 'spendə(r) /

UK / ˈspɛndɚ /

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  • noun
  • Someone who spends money wastefully

last

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US / lɑ:st /

UK / læst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Most recent; the latest
  • The one before
  • adverb
  • Final; with nothing following; after all others
  • Most recent; the latest
  • determiner
  • The one at the end
  • verb
  • To remain or continue for a certain period of time

have

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US / həv /

UK / hæv /

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  • verb
  • To drink, smoke, eat or use something
  • To experience the effects of something
  • To organize an event, or join in an activity
  • To own, possess, or hold something
  • To cause to happen or produce a particular effect

with

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US / wɪð /

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  • preposition
  • As an employee of a certain company
  • Against something or someone
  • By using something as a means
  • Due to; because of
  • Including
  • Possessing as a feature
  • Related to
  • (Of the manner/attitude by which you do something)
  • Used to express that people or things are together

bear

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US / bɛː /

UK / bɛr /

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  • noun
  • Large brown animal with fur that lives in forests
  • Someone who expects stock market to fall
  • verb
  • To accept (responsibilities or duties)
  • To give birth to a child; to produce fruit
  • To accept or suffer the weight of difficulties
  • To keep moving left or right while going forward
  • To show (sign of something)
  • To support the weight of something, e.g. a bridge

accompany

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US / ə'kʌmpənɪ /

UK / əˈkʌmpəni, əˈkʌmpni /

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  • verb
  • To play music with someone
  • To travel with someone

tweet

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US / twi:t /

UK / twit /

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  • noun
  • Weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • Message sent to Twitter
  • verb
  • To make a weak chirping sound as of a small bird
  • To write a message on Twitter

away

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US / ə'weɪ /

UK / əˈwe /

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  • adjecitve
  • Not present
  • adverb
  • Disappear completely
  • Doing something with a lot of energy
  • Not here; far from here; in a different direction
  • To a different area, location

see

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US / si: /

UK / si /

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  • verb
  • To go on a date with someone
  • To predict whether something is, or will be true
  • To understand what someone says
  • To use your eyes to look at something
  • To visit a place often for sightseeing or pleasure
  • To visit or meet with someone
  • To find out by waiting or looking
  • To watch (a game, movie or TV show)

boy

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US / bɔɪ /

UK / bɔɪ /

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  • noun
  • A young male person

meet

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US / mi:t /

UK / mit /

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  • noun
  • Sporting competition e.g. swimming
  • verb
  • To provide something that is necessary
  • To come together at a certain time or place

ban

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US / bæn /

UK / bæn /

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  • noun
  • Official action preventing something happening
  • verb
  • To make something illegal or not allowed

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

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  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

grandparent

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US / ˈgrænpeərənt /

UK / ˈɡrændˌpɛrənt, -ˌpær-, ˈɡræn- /

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  • noun
  • Your mother or father's parent

real

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US / rɪəl /

UK / ˈriəl, ril /

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  • adjecitve
  • Actually existing or happening, not imagined
  • Being important or special

hurt

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US / hɜ:t /

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  • noun
  • Mental, emotional, or physical pain
  • verb
  • To cause pain, damage or injury

hey

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US / heɪ /

UK / he /

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  • exclamation
  • What you say when you want someone's attention

girl

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US / gɜ:l /

UK / gɜ:rl /

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  • noun
  • A female child; a young woman

dehumanize

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US / ˌdi:ˈhju:mənaɪz /

UK / diˈhjuməˌnaɪz /

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  • verb
  • To make people less human by exposing them to evil
  • To treat people badly, so they don't seem human

another

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US / əˈnʌðə(r) /

UK / əˈnʌðɚ /

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  • adjecitve
  • One more, but not this
  • determiner
  • One more added
  • pronoun
  • One more (thing)

hair

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US / heə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Long thin strands growing on your head or body
  • Short distance; a very small amount

dozen

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US / ˈdʌzn /

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  • noun
  • 12 people or things

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

thursday

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US / ˈθɜːzdeɪ /

UK / ˈθɜːrzdeɪ /

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  • noun
  • Fourth day of the week; the day after Wednesday

out

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US / aʊt /

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  • adverb
  • No longer stylish (e.g. fashion)
  • Away from home, business, or the usual place
  • In a direction/movement away from inside or center
  • noun
  • Act when a batter cannot continue playing
  • verb
  • To tell people a secret

hate

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US / heɪt /

UK / het /

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  • noun
  • Severe, deep sense of dislike or anger
  • An object that you hate
  • verb
  • To have a very strong feeling of dislike for

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

put

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US / pʊt /

UK / pʊt /

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  • phrasal verb
  • to make a light stop shining by pressing or moving a switch
  • verb
  • To move or place a thing in a particular position
  • To rate something in importance or value
  • To write or say something in a certain manner

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

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  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

investigate

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US / ɪn'vestɪɡeɪt /

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  • verb
  • To try to find out facts; to carry out research

proof

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US / pru:f /

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  • noun
  • Act of showing that something exists or is true
  • Version of a document to be checked for errors
  • Special coating that protects something
  • Something which shows that something else is true
  • verb
  • To read a written work to check for mistakes
  • To protect by painting on a special coating

picture

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US / 'pɪktʃə(r) /

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  • noun
  • General situation or state of being
  • Mental image of what something is or looks like
  • Movie; film
  • Painting, drawing or photograph on paper or screen
  • verb
  • To understand or imagine something
  • To imagine someone or something in an image

totally

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US / ˈtəʊtəli /

UK / ˈtotl:ɪ /

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  • adverb
  • In a complete way; completely; absolutely

himself

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US / hɪmˈself /

UK / hɪmˈsɛlf /

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  • pronoun
  • The same (male) person who did the action

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

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  • noun
  • An item to be discussed
  • Small spot or dot
  • Fact or detail
  • Feature of something
  • The size of the text on a page or screen
  • A certain time or stage in a process
  • Certain position in time or space
  • Idea or fact you try to convince people about
  • Measurement of scores in a game, sport
  • Sharp end of something, e.g. a pen or pin
  • verb
  • To face a certain direction, e.g. north
  • To indicate something with your finger to others

explain

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US / ɪk'spleɪn /

UK / ɪkˈsplen /

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  • verb
  • To make clear or easy to understand by describing

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

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  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

bedtime

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US / ˈbedtaɪm /

UK / ˈbɛdˌtaɪm /

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  • noun
  • Time you go to bed

accost

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US / əˈkɒst /

UK / əˈkɔːst /

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  • verb
  • To aggressively approach someone to speak to them

speak

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UK / spik /

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  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

genital

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US / 'dʒenɪtl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning sexual organs

escort

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US / ˈeskɔ:t /

UK / ˈeskɔ:rt /

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  • noun
  • Person going with you for protection/help/company
  • Person going with someone for protection, help
  • verb
  • To go along with to provide protection, help

will

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US / wɪl /

UK / wɪl /

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  • noun
  • Desire or choice of someone
  • Document saying who gets your money when you die
  • Strong desire to do something; determination
  • Desire to do something; strong wish to do
  • other
  • Used with verbs to express the future
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • Am (is, are) likely to do
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

many

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US / 'menɪ /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

after

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US / 'ɑ:ftə(r) /

UK / ˈæftɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Later than another time, or behind something
  • conjunction
  • Following something before
  • preposition
  • When an event happened or time has passed

turn

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US / tɜ:n /

UK / tɚn /

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  • noun
  • Place where changing of direction happens
  • Your time or chance to perform a duty
  • Your chance to play or do in say a game
  • Unexpected change, as in the weather
  • verb
  • To become (a particular age)
  • To become a different quality, color, etc.
  • To change the direction of something, e.g. a car
  • To move in an opposite direction or position
  • To shape metal with a spinning tool

quote

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  • noun
  • Written statement of the cost of something
  • The (often wise or famous) words of another person
  • verb
  • To tell someone how much a task will cost
  • To repeat precisely what a person said or wrote

message

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US / 'mesɪdʒ /

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  • noun
  • Main idea or theme in a story, book, or film
  • Piece of information that is told/given to someone
  • verb
  • To communicate using text

forward

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US / 'fɔ:wəd /

UK / ˈfɔrwəd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Toward what is ahead; in front
  • Acting in a socially aggressive manner; pushy
  • adverb
  • Toward the front in place; in front
  • Toward a future time; to a more advanced state
  • verb
  • To send something to another address or person

the

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US / ðə /

UK / ðə /

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  • article
  • Used to refer to something already mentioned
  • Used to show there is only one of something
  • determiner
  • Used to describe all of a family

receive

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US / rɪ'si:v /

UK / rɪˈsiv /

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  • verb
  • To get something someone has given or sent to you
  • To allow someone to become a member (of a club)
  • To welcome someone as a guest into your home
  • To respond to (e.g. news) in a particular way

let

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US / let /

UK / lɛt /

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  • verb
  • To allow someone to do something
  • Introducing a suggestion to do something together
  • To rent a house, etc. to others

this

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US / ðɪs /

UK / ðɪs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Used to indicate something already been discussed
  • Used to indicate something happening around now
  • adverb
  • An indication by a physical motion or gesture
  • A specific amount of
  • determiner
  • Person, thing, or idea near you
  • pronoun
  • Person, thing that has already been discussed

school

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US / sku:l /

UK / skul /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being to do with schools and education
  • noun
  • Large group of fish that swim together
  • Education of a child
  • Building where you learn in classes with a teacher
  • A particular belief or idea about something
  • verb
  • To teach or train someone to know or do something

ready

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US / 'redɪ /

UK / ˈrɛdi /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being likely or about to do something
  • Being willing to do a task
  • verb
  • To prepare something for use or action

you

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US / jʊ /

UK / ju /

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  • pronoun
  • Person someone is speaking or writing to
  • Person or people in general

woman

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US / ˈwʊmən /

UK / ˈwʊmən /

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  • noun
  • Adult female human being

identify

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US / aɪ'dentɪfaɪ /

UK / aɪˈdɛntəˌfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To indicate who or what someone or something is

bowl

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US / bəʊl /

UK / bol /

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  • noun
  • Part of an object that has a rounded, inward curve
  • Round container used for holding rice, soup etc.
  • Round Building to watch sports events, concerts
  • Low-lying land with higher ground around it
  • verb
  • To roll a ball in the sport of bowling
  • To throw a ball in a game such as cricket

wish

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US / wɪʃ /

UK / wɪʃ /

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  • noun
  • Expression of a hope for something in the future
  • verb
  • To want something to happen or to become true

certificate

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US / səˈtɪfɪkət /

UK / sərˈtɪfɪkət /

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  • noun
  • Official paper accepted as proof of something

binder

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US / ˈbaɪndə(r) /

UK / ˈbaɪndɚ /

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  • noun
  • Something used to tie or bind things such as books

run

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US / rʌn /

UK / rʌn /

A1
  • noun
  • Journey between two places made by ship or car
  • Series of similar things or successes and failures
  • Act of running; exercise of running
  • verb
  • To depart or travel according to a schedule
  • To cause an animal to move in a certain direction
  • (Of an engine) to be operating
  • To start or use a computer program
  • To flow in a certain direction, like a liquid
  • To manage or operate a business
  • To operate or drive something
  • (Of a road) to go from one place to another
  • To move your legs faster than walking

demand

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US / dɪ'mɑ:nd /

UK / dɪˈmænd /

A2
  • noun
  • Desire customers have to buy product, service
  • A strong request for someone to do something
  • verb
  • To strongly request someone to do something

stand

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US / stænd /

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A1
  • noun
  • Effort to fight against something
  • Piece of furniture; device to hold or support
  • Place in a stadium where spectators watch
  • Table where things are sold at a fair or market
  • verb
  • To be a candidate in an election
  • To be able to accept someone, something; bear
  • To last for a long time
  • To be upright; not be sitting or lying down
  • To place something in a particular position; place
  • To be (as stated)
  • To still be valid
  • To have an opinion about something

parent

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US / 'peərənt /

UK / ˈpɛrənt, ˈpær- /

A1
  • noun
  • Person's, animal's mother or father
  • Something creating other things of the same kind

man

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US / mæn /

UK / mæn /

A1
  • noun
  • Humans in general, including male and female
  • An adult male human being
  • Male who acts in a masculine way; not like a woman
  • verb
  • To control or operate (a machine); be in charge of
  • To operate a machine (a boat, etc.)

support

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US / səˈpɔ:t /

UK / səˈpɔrt, -ˈport /

A1
  • noun
  • Assistance or advice given to someone
  • Evidence that helps prove something is true
  • A thing to hold up or prevent from falling down
  • verb
  • To give assistance or advice to someone
  • To help prove or show that something is true
  • To hold up or prevent from falling down

themselves

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US / ðəmˈselvz /

UK / ðɛmˈsɛlvz, ðəm- /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Reflexive form of 'they'

not

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A1
  • adverb
  • Word indicating the negative
  • (Used to form the negative of verbs)

mother

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US / ˈmʌðə(r) /

UK / ˈmʌðɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Female who has a child or children; female parent
  • verb
  • To take care of someone as if they were your child

child

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US / tʃaɪld /

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  • noun
  • A very young person, between about 2 and 15

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

tran

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elementary

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US / ˌelɪˈmentri /

UK / ˌɛləˈmɛntəri, -tri /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Basic, simple, or essential

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

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  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

talk

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US / tɔ:k /

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  • noun
  • Style of speaking
  • Discussion between two countries
  • Giving information in front of people; lecture
  • Saying things or ideas to someone with words
  • verb
  • To make a formal speech about something
  • To say things or ideas to someone with words

just

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US / dʒʌst /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper or appropriate; as is deserved
  • Doing or being what is right or fair
  • Legally correct; having enough evidence
  • adverb
  • Almost; nearly
  • Exactly at the time of
  • Exactly (the same as, like)

groomer

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UK / /

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start

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  • noun
  • First time or place that a thing exists; beginning
  • First opportunity to achieve something, e.g. a job
  • Sudden action or movement because you are scared
  • other
  • Beginning of something in place or time
  • verb
  • To do, be or happen for the first time; begin
  • To turn something on

wing

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A2
  • noun
  • Part of an animal's body that is used for flying
  • One of the two parts on the side of a plane, bird
  • verb
  • To fly to a place

statement

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UK / ˈstetmənt /

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  • noun
  • Record of activity in a bank account over time
  • Act or process of saying something formally

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

through

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A2
  • adjecitve
  • having finished using or doing something
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over, in, across an entire thing or place
  • Allowing you to pass between, or to
  • By a particular way or process; by the use of

short

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  • adverb
  • Less than what is needed
  • Suddenly stopping what you are saying or doing
  • verb
  • (Of electric circuit) to spark because faulty
  • adjecitve
  • Measuring a small distance
  • Happening for a small amount of time
  • Unfriendly or rude

for

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US / fə(r) /

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  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

those

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US / ðəʊz /

UK / ðoz /

A1
  • determiner
  • The people or things we are talking about
  • pronoun
  • The objects far from the speaker

starr

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shoot

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US / ʃu:t /

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A2
  • noun
  • Emerging new part of a plant
  • verb
  • To kick or throw a ball at a goal
  • To fire a gun; injure or kill someone with a gun
  • To (cause to) fly away forcefully
  • To use a camera to record a film/take a photograph

news

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  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events
  • Introduction to Video Content
  • A mother in Kelowna, British Columbia, is speaking out after her daughter was accosted at an elementary school track meet. The incident occurred last Thursday at the Apple Bowl track meet, where Heidi Starr's daughter was preparing for a shot put event. According to Starr, a man approached them and questioned why boys were participating in a girls' event. When Starr defended her daughter, the man insisted that if they were not boys, they must be transgender and demanded to see proof of their gender. The incident attracted the attention of dozens of students and parents, and a woman accompanying the man joined in by yelling derogatory remarks. Starr took a photo of the man, whom she believes to be a grandparent of a student. He was later escorted away by authorities. The incident has sparked an investigation by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), although the man's identity has not been confirmed. The incident has raised concerns about the spread of far-right, anti-queer propaganda, and has prompted support from Premier David Eby, who emphasized the importance of standing with the girl and everyone else who is targeted for simply being themselves. The school district has also issued a statement, confirming the identity of those involved and announcing a ban from school property and events. The incident had a significant impact on Starr's daughter, leaving her deeply shaken and in tears throughout the day.
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  • Are investigating and a Kelowna mother is speaking out after she says her daughter was accosted at an elementary school track meet.
  • The CTV spender Sajjan explains the mother says a man was demanding proof her daughter is a girl.
  • In Kelowna last Thursday at the Apple Bowl track meet, Heidi Starr says her daughter was getting ready for a shot put event when a man stepped forward.
  • He said hey this is a girl's event why are boys throwing?
  • Starr says the man pointed at her daughter who she doesn't want named and another girl.
  • Both have short hair.
  • I stepped forward and I said sir are you talking about my child because she's a girl.
  • He says if said if they're not they're not real girls if they're not boys they're trans.
  • Dozens of students and parents looked on as Starr says a woman accompanying the man started yelling.
  • We're genital mutilators and groomers and then the man himself started demanding to see a certificate proving that my daughter's that my daughter was born a girl.
  • Starr took a picture of the man who she thinks is a grandparent of a student.
  • She says he was eventually escorted away.
  • I think it totally has to do with the rise in this far-right wing anti-queer dehumanizing propaganda that's being spread.
  • RCMP are investigating Mounties haven't confirmed the man's identity and CTV isn't identifying him.
  • Premier David Eby tweeting out hate hurts everyone and let's stand with this girl and everyone who is targeted just for being themselves.
  • A statement from the school district says they've confirmed the identity of those who quote accosted the student and will ban them from their property and events.
  • As for Starr's daughter.
  • It shook her up hard she was in and out of tears crying all day right through to bedtime.
  • She was there and she was pointed at but so was another child who just ran away.
  • Starr says her family is receiving many messages of support.
  • Her daughter turns 10 Thursday.
  • Her wish that the incident inspires change.
  • Binder Sajjan, CTV News.