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Fastest In The World !! | Shericka Jackson's 100m Final | Jamaica National Championships 2023

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coach

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US / kəʊtʃ /

UK / kotʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Large, comfortable bus
  • Person who teaches others how to do (sport, job)
  • verb
  • To teach others how to do something (e.g. sport)

case

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US / keɪs /

UK / kes /

A1
  • noun
  • Container used to carry things, e.g. clothes
  • Set of facts about a crime
  • Set of facts about an event
  • Example or instance of something
  • verb
  • To find out about a place, as in planning to steal

great

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US / ɡreɪt /

UK / ɡret /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very large in size
  • Very important
  • Very good; fantastic; wonderful
  • adverb
  • Very good; better than before
  • noun
  • Successful and well-admired person

mean

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US / mi:n /

UK / min /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being good at
  • Nasty; unkind
  • Not liking to spend money; cheap; stingy
  • noun
  • Average of a set of numbers
  • verb
  • To express a particular idea or thought
  • To intend to do something in particular
  • To have a particular meaning or value

she

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US / ʃɪ /

UK / ʃi /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Female person or animal mentioned before
  • (Refers to female person mentioned before)

additionally

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US / ə'dɪʃənəlɪ /

UK / ə'dɪʃənəlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • Also; as well

place

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US / pleɪs /

UK / ples /

A1
  • noun
  • Particular location, area or region
  • verb
  • To put someone in a particular type of situation
  • To put something in a certain location or position

seconds

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US / 'sekəndz /

UK / 'sekəndz /

A1
  • other
  • Units of time; one sixtieth of a minute
  • Short periods of time you wait for someone
  • verb
  • To agree to support a proposal at a meeting

own

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US / əʊn /

UK / on /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Belong to oneself
  • determiner
  • Yours, his, hers, etc.; not belonging to another
  • pronoun
  • (Something) belong to myself
  • verb
  • To have something as your property

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

UK / əˈbaʊt /

A1
  • 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)

even

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US / 'i:vn /

UK / ˈivən /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in influence, power, possibility etc.
  • Being divided equally or fairly
  • (Of teams/contest) with similar chances of success
  • Smooth, level, or regular
  • Can be divided by 2; ending in 2, 4, 6, 8, or 0
  • At a regular, equally steady manner
  • Remaining steady and unchanging
  • adverb
  • (When this is surprising) as well; too
  • (Used to compare two things/stress the difference)
  • verb
  • To make something level; to flatten
  • To make something equal

eye

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US / aɪ /

UK / aɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • The part of the body that you see with
  • The skill to see the good and bad parts of a thing
  • Hole at the end of a needle
  • verb
  • To watch or study something closely

like

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US / laɪk /

UK / laɪk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in status or kind to something else
  • Similar; the same
  • adverb
  • For example
  • preposition
  • Used as a filler; used to ad emphasis
  • In a way similar to the way something is done
  • Such as; for example
  • verb
  • To want to
  • To find something pleasing; to prefer something

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

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  • pronoun
  • Thing or things that; the same kind as
  • Used to emphasize something you are about to say
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to a particular amount, or number
  • Used to place emphasis on a particular quality
  • adverb
  • To a certain degree
  • determiner
  • Question words used for asking for information
  • exclamation
  • Used to express excitement, shock, or surprise
  • Used to ask people to repeat something they said

that

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US / ðæt /

UK / ðæt, ðət /

A1
  • 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’

witness

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US / 'wɪtnəs /

UK / ˈwɪtnɪs /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who was present to see an event take place
  • Evidence or proof of something
  • verb
  • To see the signing of an official document
  • To see an event take place (usually a crime)
  • To serve as an example or evidence of something

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

A1
  • noun
  • Period of seven days from Sunday to Saturday

first

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US / fɜ:st /

UK / fɚst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • 1st; Coming before all others in time or place
  • noun
  • Something that has not happened before
  • Position of the winner of a competition

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

sprinter

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US / sprɪntə(r) /

UK / sprɪntə(r) /

B1
  • noun
  • Someone who runs a short distance at top speed

win

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US / wɪn /

UK / wɪn /

A1
  • noun
  • Success in beating the other team or competitors
  • Success in a game or contest
  • verb
  • To get something as a prize because of a success
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

take

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US / teɪk /

UK / tek /

A1
  • 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

understatement

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US / ˈʌndəsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstetmənt, ˈʌndɚˌstet- /

B2
  • noun
  • Description undervaluing how important a thing is

podium

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US / ˈpəʊdiəm /

UK / ˈpoʊdiəm /

C1
  • noun
  • Small raised area you stand on to give a speech

both

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US / bəuθ /

UK / boθ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time
  • pronoun
  • Used to refer to two things at the same time

list

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US / lɪst /

UK / lɪst /

A1
  • noun
  • Lean of a boat to one side
  • Series of written names, words or numbers
  • verb
  • To lean to one side, like a boat or ship
  • To present for sale for a specific price
  • To write a series of names, words, or numbers

natasha

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US / ˈneɪtl /

UK / ˈnetl: /

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sub

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US / sʌb /

UK / sʌb /

B2
  • prefix
  • A prefix meaning 'under' or 'instead of'

fourth

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US / fɔ:θ /

UK / fɔ:rθ /

A1
  • noun
  • 4th

prove

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US / pru:v /

UK / pruv /

A2
  • verb
  • To demonstrate truth by providing evidence

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

A1
  • adverb
  • Otherwise; if you fail to
  • (Of person place thing etc.) besides; in addition

guarantee

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US / ˌɡærən'ti: /

UK / ˌɡærənˈti /

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  • noun
  • A promise to repair a broken product
  • Promise that something will be done as expected
  • verb
  • To promise to repair a broken product
  • To promise that something will happen or be done
  • To promise to pay if another person fails to do so

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

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  • noun
  • Act of moving a playing piece in chess, etc.
  • An action; doing something
  • Step taken to achieve a goal
  • verb
  • To cause someone to have certain emotions
  • To cause something to change to a different place
  • To change where people live or a business operates
  • To take action to do or achieve something

their

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US / ðɛː /

UK / ðer /

A1
  • determiner
  • Belonging to them

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Two or more people, animals, or things

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

everyone

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US / ˈevriwʌn /

UK / ˈɛvriˌwʌn /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Every person; everybody

fast

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US / fɑ:st /

UK / fæst /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In a way that is difficult to move or change
  • Moving or able to move quickly
  • Showing time that is later than the actual time
  • adverb
  • With a great deal of speed
  • noun
  • Period of time when a person chooses not to eat
  • verb
  • To refuse food for a long time

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

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

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

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

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

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  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

ever

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US / 'evə(r) /

UK / ˈɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • At any time; at all times in the future

third

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US / θɜ:d /

UK / θɜ:rd /

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  • adjecitve
  • 3rd: Number after second

capture

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US / 'kæptʃə(r) /

UK / ˈkæptʃɚ /

B1
  • verb
  • To attract and hold e.g. interest, attention
  • To record, tape, or film something
  • To catch and prevent from being free
  • To take control of a place or object by force

importantly

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US / ɪmˈpɔːtntli /

UK / ɪmˈpɔːrtntli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In an important way;

only

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US / ˈəunli /

UK / ˈonli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Just one; just that amount or thing; not more than
  • Not very important or serious
  • Just that type of thing, person
  • Short time ago; not before a certain time
  • conjunction
  • Except; but

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

dominance

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US / 'dɒmɪnəns /

UK / ˈdɑmənəns /

B1
  • noun
  • Having more power, success than others

couple

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US / 'kʌpl /

UK / ˈkʌpəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Two people in a romantic relationship
  • Two of something; two people; a pair
  • verb
  • To join something to something else
  • (Two animals) to engage in sexual relations
  • To put two people or things together

keep

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US / ki:p /

UK / kip /

A1
  • noun
  • Large, strong tower in the middle of a castle
  • Money spent on you so you can live in a place
  • verb
  • To continue doing something; not to stop
  • To stop balls going in a goal in sports
  • To not give back or return something
  • (Of food) to not spoil or not rot
  • To take possession of something to own, e.g. a pet
  • To have and continue to hold something
  • To do something that you have promised or agreed
  • To stay in a certain place or condition
  • To maintain the rules

something

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US / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

UK / ˈsʌmθɪŋ /

A1
  • adverb
  • In some degree or measure
  • noun
  • a person or thing of some value or consequence
  • pronoun
  • Thing that is not yet known or named
  • Approximately

most

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US / məʊst /

UK / most /

A1
  • adverb
  • Very; extremely
  • Greatest possible degree
  • pronoun
  • Nearly all of something

cross

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US / krɒs /

UK / krɔs, krɑs /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Angry and upset
  • From one side of something to the other
  • noun
  • (Of animals) mixture of breeds in one animal
  • Person's name
  • verb
  • To put one thing over another e.g. arms
  • To breed one type of animal or plant with another
  • To not to agree with someone; oppose
  • To go from one side of something to the other
  • To meet at one point

double

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US / 'dʌbl /

UK / ˈdʌbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning or intended for use by two people
  • Two times the amount or degree; twice
  • Made of two parts that are the same, similar
  • noun
  • Person that is exactly like someone else
  • verb
  • To be used for two functions at the same time
  • To make or become twice as much

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

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

A1
  • preposition
  • Starting at a particular place, time or level

national

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US / 'næʃnəl /

UK / ˈnæʃənəl, ˈnæʃnəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a nation as a whole
  • noun
  • A person of a particular country

over

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US / 'əʊvə(r) /

UK / ˈovɚ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Finished; no longer happening
  • Towards the ground/away from a standing position
  • noun
  • A set of six consecutive balls bowled in cricket
  • other
  • Finished
  • preposition
  • Showing the relation when a thing is above another
  • On or covering something
  • Above or across something
  • More than you need
  • From one side to the other
  • In the direction of; toward

row

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US / rəʊ /

UK / roʊ /

A2
  • noun
  • Loud argument or quarrel between people
  • Straight line of things, e.g. seats in classroom
  • Loud, unpleasant, and undesirable noise
  • verb
  • To move a boat using oars
  • To argue or quarrel loudly about something

solidify

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US / səˈlɪdɪfaɪ /

UK / səˈlɪdəˌfaɪ /

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  • verb
  • To make or become solid or more solid

fifth

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US / fɪfθ /

UK / fɪfθ /

A1
  • noun
  • 5th

towards

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US / tə'wɔ:dz /

UK / 'təuədz, twɔ:dz /

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  • preposition
  • In the direction of someone or something

book

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US / bʊk /

UK / bʊk /

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  • noun
  • Thing made of pages with writing on that you read
  • verb
  • (Police) to officially record someone's crimes
  • To reserve (hotel room, etc.) in advance
  • To produce a red or yellow card to a soccer player

champion

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US / 'tʃæmpɪən /

UK / 'tʃæmpɪən /

A2
  • noun
  • Person who fights for or supports strongly
  • verb
  • To support or fight for something you believe in

equal

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US / 'i:kwəl /

UK / ˈikwəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Same in shape, size, or number
  • verb
  • To add up or be the same as

jamaica

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US / dʒəˈmeɪkə /

UK / dʒəˈmeɪkə /

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  • noun
  • A country on the island of Jamaica; became independent of England in; much poverty; the major indust
  • An island in the West Indies to the south of Cuba and to the west of Haiti

now

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US / naʊ /

UK / naʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At the present time or moment
  • Right away or in the next possible moment
  • Used to refer to something that just happened
  • Time between the present and a moment in the past
  • conjunction
  • Resulting from or because of something

become

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US / bɪ'kʌm /

UK / bɪˈkʌm /

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  • verb
  • To begin to be; grow to be; develop into
  • To be suitable for a particular job or role

final

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US / ˈfaɪnl /

UK / ˈfaɪnəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • That will not be changed; permanent
  • Being the last thing in a series
  • noun
  • Last game in a series in a competition

sport

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US / spɔ:t /

UK / spɔː(r)t /

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  • noun
  • Something that is done for fun, e.g. football
  • Game or physical exercise with rules
  • Someone with a good attitude when things go badly
  • verb
  • To do something for fun, e.g. playing with animals
  • To wear, or show something off by wearing it

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

world

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US / wɜ:ld /

UK / wɜrld /

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  • noun
  • All the humans, events, activities on the earth
  • Political division due to some kind of similarity

complete

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US / kəm'pli:t /

UK / kəmˈplit /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being finished; done; achieved
  • Being as perfect and as total as could be
  • verb
  • To finish or reach the end of doing something

could

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US / kəd /

UK / kʊd /

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  • other
  • Past form of 'can' to mean have ability
  • Used to ask for something politely, or to offer

gold

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US / gəʊld /

UK / goʊld /

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  • noun
  • Soft yellow metal that is very valuable
  • Person's name
  • adjecitve
  • Dark yellow color often seen in sunsets

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

A1
  • verb
  • To be familiar with a person or place, thing
  • To feel sure or be convinced about something
  • To discover or be aware of something
  • To be able to distinguish
  • To have knowledge of things

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)

transition

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US / trænˈzɪʃn /

UK / trænˈzɪʃən, -ˈsɪʃ- /

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  • noun
  • Change from one state, movement, place to another
  • verb
  • To change state, movement, place, or subject

before

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US / bɪˈfɔ:(r) /

UK / bɪˈfɔr,-ˈfor /

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  • adverb
  • At a time earlier than the present; previously
  • conjunction
  • In advance of something happening
  • preposition
  • In front of someone or something

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

island

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US / ˈaɪlənd /

UK / ˈaɪlənd /

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  • noun
  • Area of land that is surrounded by water

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

accelerate

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US / əkˈseləreɪt /

UK / ækˈsɛləˌret /

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  • verb
  • To cause to occur earlier than expected
  • To increase the speed or rate of something

qualified

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US / ˈkwɒlɪfaɪd /

UK / ˈkwɑ:lɪfaɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having suitable abilities earned through study
  • verb
  • To earn a qualification through exam, studying
  • To (cause to) have the necessary skill or quality
  • To reach the next stage in a sporting event
  • To add conditions to limit what you said

with

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US / wɪð /

UK / wɪð, wɪθ /

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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

decade

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US / ˈdekeɪd /

UK / ˈdɛkˌed, dɛˈked /

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  • noun
  • Period of 10 years

history

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US / 'hɪstrɪ /

UK / ˈhɪstəri /

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  • noun
  • Established pattern or record
  • Study of past events as an academic subject

though

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US / ðəu /

UK / ðo /

A1
  • adverb
  • Although, despite the fact that

amount

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US / ə'maʊnt /

UK / əˈmaʊnt /

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  • noun
  • Quantity of something
  • verb
  • To add up to a certain figure

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

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  • noun
  • Counter for the number of cattle
  • Natural mental ability or intelligence
  • Leader or person with the greatest authority
  • Mind; mental ability; mental state
  • Side of a coin with a head on it
  • Top part of your body with eyes and a mouth
  • Starting point of something, e.g. a river
  • verb
  • To hit a ball with your head in a game
  • To be first or at the front or top (e.g. a list)
  • To travel or move toward a particular place; To go in a particular direction
  • To become the leader of something
  • To lead or be responsible for something

never

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US / 'nevə(r) /

UK / ˈnɛvɚ /

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  • adverb
  • Not ever; not at any time

success

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US / sək'ses /

UK / səkˈsɛs /

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  • noun
  • Achievement of a desired purpose or goal
  • A successful person; one who achieved their aims

special

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US / 'speʃl /

UK / ˈspɛʃəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being additional or extra
  • Different, better or greater than normal
  • noun
  • Heavily discounted sales item

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  • Introduction to Video Content
  • The women's 100m final at the Jamaica National Championships is always a highly anticipated event, and in this year's competition, Shericka Jackson proved exactly why. Despite facing tough competition from the likes of Elaine Thompson-Hera and Natasha Morrison, Jackson entered the final with unwavering confidence. Although her start was not the strongest, she gradually accelerated and left her opponents in the dust, crossing the finish line in an impressive time of 10.65 seconds. This outstanding performance secured her the national title for the second consecutive year and elevated her to the fifth spot on the list of the fastest women in history. Furthermore, Jackson's achievement of running under 10.7 seconds in the 100m, sub 21.5 seconds in the 200m, and sub 50 seconds in the 400m highlights her status as an incredibly versatile sprinter. Alongside Elaine Thompson-Hera and Shelley-Ann Fraser-Price, Jackson has been dominating the sprinting scene in Jamaica, not only on the podium but also in the history books. Her recent success in the national championships has undoubtedly bolstered her confidence as she looks ahead to the World Championships, where she will have the support and guidance of a highly accomplished sprint coach. With her remarkable abilities and the backing of a strong team, there is no doubt that Jackson has the potential to become the world champion in the coming weeks.
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  • The women's 100m at the Jamaica National Championships is a guaranteed must-watch every time, and today in the finals, Sharika Jackson proved why this is the case.
  • Having qualified to the final in a time of 11.31 seconds, Sharika Jackson was still very confident even with the likes of Elaine Thompson-Hera and the fastest woman heading into the final, Natasha Morrison.
  • Though she never got a rocket start, we saw her subtly accelerating before pulling away from everyone else, proving she was in a class of her own, Crossing the line in 10.65 seconds.
  • It is no understatement to state that this was a special run from Jackson, one that saw her capture the national title two years in a row.
  • Her time 10.65 places her much closer to the greats, as she moves up to fifth on the list of the fastest women in history.
  • Additionally, this makes three Jamaican women to go under 10.7 seconds, equalling the amount by American females.
  • This speaks to the success of the island in the sprints, and more so the dominance of Sharika Jackson, Elaine Thompson-Hera, and Shelley-Anne Fraser-Price in the last couple of years.
  • They have taken over both the podium and the history books.
  • For Jackson, this 10.65 solidifies the fact that she is the most complete sprinter in the history of this sport.
  • No woman has ever done what she has done.
  • We are talking about sub 10.7 in the 100m, sub 21.5 in the 200m, and sub 50 in the 400m.
  • More importantly for Jackson, this means she now goes towards the World Championships with a level of confidence higher than before.
  • And knowing now, she has the most successful sprint coach in this event at the World Championships keeping an eye on her.
  • There is no doubt, she could be the champion of the world in a couple of weeks.
  • So we just witnessed Sharika Jackson do something many have spent their entire career in the 100m in just her third year transitioning to the event.
  • Does this mean she is on the brink of being the female who takes over female sprinting?
  • Because she may win the first sprint double gold for the decade, and become only the fourth woman ever to do so.