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The Executive Keeping Tesla Rolling Isn't Elon Musk | WSJ Tech News Briefing

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discuss

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US / dɪˈskʌs /

UK / dɪˈskʌs /

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  • verb
  • To talk about seriously or in great detail

play

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US / pleɪ /

UK / pleɪ /

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  • noun
  • Loose, free movement between two objects
  • Single action in a sports game
  • Performance in which people act in a theater
  • verb
  • To act as a character in a movie, or on stage
  • To perform music on an instrument
  • To use a device, e.g. a video game
  • To do something for enjoyment and fun
  • To do or perform a game or sport

may

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US / meɪ /

UK / me /

A1
  • noun
  • 5th month of the year
  • other
  • Used to express a desire
  • Expresses permission, possibility or probability
  • Used to show that a thing could be true

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

weekend

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US / ˌwi:kˈend /

UK / ˈwi:kend /

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  • noun
  • Saturday and Sunday, after the normal working week

briefing

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US / ˈbri:fɪŋ /

UK / ˈbrifɪŋ /

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  • noun
  • Giving information and instructions for a meeting
  • verb
  • To give information and instructions in a meeting

elliott

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UK / ˈeliət /

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investment

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US / ɪnˈvestmənt /

UK / ɪnˈvɛstmənt /

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  • noun
  • Something purchased hoping its value will increase
  • Act of giving time, energy to see a future reward

margin

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US / ˈmɑ:dʒɪn /

UK / ˈmɑ:rdʒən /

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  • noun
  • Edge of an area
  • Edge or border of a page on above, below
  • Profit; money left over after all costs

mention

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US / 'menʃn /

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  • noun
  • Act of referring to or talking about something
  • verb
  • To refer to or talk or write about something

person

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UK / 'pɜ:rsn /

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  • noun
  • Man, woman or child

the

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US / 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

might

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US / maɪt /

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  • other
  • Used to politely request an action
  • Used to express that something could happen
  • Power, strength, force or influence

wall

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US / wɔ:l /

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  • noun
  • High, flat side of a room or building

into

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US / 'ɪntə /

UK / ˈɪntu /

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  • preposition
  • Moving or going inside something
  • In the same direction as; in the direction of
  • So as to become; taking the state of

other

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US / 'ʌðə(r) /

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  • adjecitve
  • A thing different from that mentioned
  • determiner
  • (Something) else; not the first (one)
  • pronoun
  • Being the one and only thing of that category

one

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US / wʌn /

UK / wʌn /

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  • pronoun
  • You; we; people in general; someone
  • The thing or person previously referred to
  • adjecitve
  • Used to refer to people generally
  • Being a strong example of (something mentioned)
  • number
  • Number 1

than

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US / ðən /

UK / ðən /

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  • conjunction
  • Used to compare two things that are not equal

won

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US / wʌn /

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  • verb
  • To gain something you want because of your efforts
  • To succeed in a game or contest

successor

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US / səkˈsesə(r) /

UK / səkˈsɛsɚ /

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  • noun
  • Person who takes over the position of another

able

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US / 'eɪbl /

UK / ˈebəl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Skilled; good at something
  • Having the ability to do something

executive

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US / ɪɡ'zekjətɪv /

UK / ɪɡˈzɛkjətɪv /

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  • adjecitve
  • Of a high ranking job in a company
  • noun
  • A senior manager in a business or organization

philosophy

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US / fə'lɒsəfɪ /

UK / fɪˈlɑsəfi /

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  • noun
  • Study of ideas about the basic nature of life
  • Attitude to life that a person has
  • Particular ideas of an individual philosopher

supervise

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US / 'su:pəvaɪz /

UK / ˈsupɚˌvaɪz /

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  • verb
  • To watch, direct, and be in charge of

welcome

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US / 'welkəm /

UK / ˈwɛlkəm /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being what was wanted or needed
  • noun
  • Friendly greeting to someone who has arrived
  • verb
  • To greet someone who has just arrived
  • To accept or receive something happily and gladly

university

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US / ˌju:nɪ'vɜ:sətɪ /

UK / ˌjunɪˈvɜrsəti /

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  • noun
  • High-level educational institution; college

demand

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US / dɪ'mɑ:nd /

UK / dɪˈmænd /

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

make

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US / meɪk /

UK / mek /

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  • noun
  • Product made by a particular company; brand
  • verb
  • To arrange or prepare something e.g. dinner
  • To get to (a place) on time
  • To gain the status of (teacher, lawyer, etc.)
  • To create something by putting things together
  • To earn a certain amount of money at a job
  • To cause or force a person to do something
  • To cause something to happen or be formed

musk

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US / mʌsk /

UK / mʌsk /

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  • noun
  • Strong sweet-smelling substance used in perfume

run

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US / rʌn /

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  • 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

also

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US / 'ɔ:lsəʊ /

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  • adverb
  • In addition; too; in a similar way

how

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US / haʊ /

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  • adjecitve
  • To what degree? in what amount?
  • adverb
  • (Used to explain the way to do something)
  • exclamation
  • For what purpose or reason?
  • (Used to ask someone or something's condition)

technical

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US / ˈteknɪkl /

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  • adjecitve
  • Complex; difficult to understand
  • Of practical use of machine/science in industry

year

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US / jə: /

UK / jɪr /

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  • noun
  • Unit of time equal to 12 months or 365 or 366 days
  • Used to refer to the age of a person

you

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US / jʊ /

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

brief

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US / bri:f /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Of period of time) short; using few words
  • noun
  • Information and instructions given for a meeting
  • verb
  • To give information/instructions before a meeting

investor

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US / ɪnˈvestə(r) /

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  • noun
  • Person who spends money to help businesses grow

level

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US / 'levl /

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  • adjecitve
  • (Sports) equal to another
  • Being steady and determined (e.g. a voice)
  • noun
  • Specific height of something
  • Amount of ability you have compared to others
  • Floor or deck within a building
  • Tool used to determine if something is lying flat
  • verb
  • To aim a gun at someone
  • To destroy a building; flatten an area completely
  • To make things flat or even
  • To make a score equal to another, in sports

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

almost

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US / 'ɔ:lməʊst /

UK / ˈɔlˌmost, ɔlˈmost /

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  • adverb
  • Only a little less than, nearly, not quite

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

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

plan

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US / plæn /

UK / plæn /

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  • noun
  • Drawing of how something should be done or made

conversation

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US / ˌkɒnvəˈseɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑnvɚˈseʃən /

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  • noun
  • Talking with other people; discussion or chat

challenge

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US / 'tʃælɪndʒ /

UK / ˈtʃæləndʒ /

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  • noun
  • An activity you wish to try that may be hard to do
  • Act of formally inviting someone to compete
  • A question to determine correctness of something
  • verb
  • To formally invite someone to compete at something
  • To question the correctness of something

reiterate

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US / rɪ'ɪtəreɪt /

UK / riˈɪtəˌret /

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  • verb
  • To say something again for further emphasis

behind

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US / bɪˈhaɪnd /

UK / bɪˈhaɪnd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a later or slower time than expected
  • Being in a losing position in a sporting event
  • Being in the past; old fashioned
  • adverb
  • Remaining
  • noun
  • The part of the body that one sits on
  • preposition
  • At or toward the back of someone or something
  • Supporting or helping someone

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

know

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US / nəʊ /

UK / noʊ /

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  • 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

willing

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US / 'wɪlɪŋ /

UK / ˈwɪlɪŋ /

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  • adjecitve
  • Act of making a choice
  • verb
  • To leave property to someone after your death
  • To use mental effort to make something happen
  • To influence someone to do something
  • To make something happen by strongly wanting it

economic

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US / ˌi:kəˈnɒmɪk /

UK / ˌɛkəˈnɑmɪk, ˌikə- /

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  • adjecitve
  • Concerning trade, industry, and money

next

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US / nekst /

UK / nɛkst /

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  • adverb
  • The one that follows another in time or order
  • At a time or place directly after the present one
  • noun
  • The one that follows after
  • adjecitve
  • Immediately after the previous one
  • First occurrence after the present one

quickly

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US / ˈkwɪkli /

UK / ˈkwɪklɪ /

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  • adverb
  • Without taking a lot of time; fast

raise

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US / reɪz /

UK / rez /

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  • noun
  • Increase in a bet above another when playing cards
  • Pay increase
  • verb
  • To increase a bet above another when playing cards
  • To gather donations for a cause or charity
  • To bring up and educate a child to maturity
  • To bring a dead person to life
  • To increase a quantity, size, intensity or price
  • To lift (e.g. your hand) to a higher position
  • To mention a topic /issue for discussion; bring up
  • To increase (salary, etc.)
  • To grow or care for plants or animals

center

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US / 'sentə /

UK / ˈsɛntɚ /

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  • noun
  • Community place people go health or social reasons
  • Place in the middle of something
  • Person or thing that is attracting attention
  • verb
  • To direct focus toward something

end

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US / end /

UK / ɛnd /

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  • noun
  • The point where a process or activity stops
  • A point that marks the limit of something; finish
  • Goal or desired result
  • The tip, edge or limit of something
  • verb
  • To be the last part of something

engineer

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US / ˌendʒɪ'nɪə(r) /

UK / ˌɛndʒəˈnɪr /

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  • noun
  • Someone whose job is designing machines, buildings
  • Someone whose job is to repair or maintain engines

focus

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US / 'fəʊkəs /

UK / ˈfokəs /

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  • noun
  • Main purpose or center of interest or activity
  • verb
  • To see clearly by adjusting your eyes or a camera
  • To keep your attention, concentration on one thing

interest

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US / 'ɪntrəst /

UK / ˈɪntrɪst, -tərɪst, -ˌtrɛst /

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  • noun
  • Best or most advantageous thing for someone
  • Activity or subject one enjoys doing or learning
  • Fee for borrowing money
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

scene

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US / si:n /

UK / sin /

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  • noun
  • Incident where someone behaves angrily, badly
  • View that looks like a picture
  • Place where something particular happened
  • Part of an act in a play

his

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US / hɪz /

UK / hɪz /

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  • pronoun
  • Something belonging to a male person

tech

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US / tek /

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  • noun
  • Shortened form of 'technology' or 'technician'

synonymous

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US / sɪˈnɒnɪməs /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having the same meaning as another word
  • Strongly suggesting an idea/quality; equal to

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

accord

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US / ə'kɔ:d /

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  • noun
  • Agreement or harmony
  • An agreement or treaty between countries
  • verb
  • To be in harmony or agreement; consent
  • To give (someone) the respect due to them

car

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  • noun
  • A vehicle with wheels and engine to carry people

profitability

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US / ˌprɒfɪtə'bɪlətɪ /

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  • noun
  • Degree to which money can be made in business

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)

relatively

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US / ˈrelətɪvli /

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  • adverb
  • In a manner comparing something to something else

serve

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US / sɜ:v /

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  • verb
  • To act in a particular position or office
  • To hit the first ball to an opponent in tennis etc.
  • To be used for a particular purpose
  • To give someone food or drinks
  • To give a person or group a service that is needed
  • To spend a particular amount of time in prison
  • To help customers find products and making sales
  • To give an official paper to appear in court

twitter

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US / ˈtwɪtə(r) /

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  • noun
  • An online messaging system
  • verb
  • To make small chattering sounds, like some birds

not

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US / nɒt /

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

our

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US / 'aʊə(r) /

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  • determiner
  • Belonging to us

quite

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US / kwaɪt /

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  • adverb
  • Not very; fairly
  • Very; In a complete or total manner

maybe

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US / ˈmeɪbi /

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  • adverb
  • Possibly but not certainly; perhaps

relationship

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US / rɪˈleɪʃnʃɪp /

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  • noun
  • Connection between two or more people or things
  • Way people interact or live with each other
  • Romantic or loving friendship between two people

business

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US / ˈbɪznəs /

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  • noun
  • A company formed for making profit
  • Matter that has to be dealt with; task; situation
  • Activity of working to make a profit

admire

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US / əd'maɪə(r) /

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  • verb
  • To feel respect or wonder toward someone

can

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US / kæn /

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  • noun
  • A metal container for storing food
  • other
  • Able to; have the skill to; have the time to
  • verb
  • To have permission to
  • To be possible to do
  • To preserve food by sealing it in a metal container

financially

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US / fə'nænʃəlɪ /

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  • adverb
  • From a financial point of view

ship

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US / ʃɪp /

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  • noun
  • Large boat
  • verb
  • To transport goods by boat, truck or plane

war

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US / wɔ:(r) /

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  • noun
  • Situation where armies fight each other

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

boss

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US / bɒs /

UK / bɔs, bɑs /

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  • noun
  • Person in charge of you at work
  • verb
  • To give orders to someone in an unpleasant way

ally

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US / 'ælaɪ /

UK / 'ælaɪ /

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  • noun
  • Someone who supports, helps, or defends you
  • verb
  • To join a group to offer or receive support

platform

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US / 'plætfɔ:m /

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  • noun
  • Flat, raised structure that people stand on
  • Area from which you board a train at a station

melanie

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role

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US / rəʊl /

UK / rol /

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  • noun
  • Character played by an actor
  • Part you play in an activity; job; responsibility

same

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US / seɪm /

UK / sem /

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  • adjecitve
  • Being equal in quality and amount
  • Identical; not different
  • Not changing; constant

zoe

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interested

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US / ˈɪntrəstɪd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Having had your attention taken; curious
  • verb
  • To make someone want to know about something
  • To persuade to do, become involved with something

involve

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US / ɪn'vɒlv /

UK / ɪnˈvɑlv /

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  • verb
  • To have or be included as a part of something

member

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US / ˈmembə(r) /

UK / ˈmɛmbɚ /

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  • noun
  • Part of the body of a human, animal
  • Person or thing belonging to a group or team

really

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US / ˈri:əli /

UK / ˈriəˌli, ˈrili /

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  • adverb
  • Used to stress something that is said; definitely
  • In a true or accurate manner
  • Very

reputation

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US / ˌrepjuˈteɪʃn /

UK / ˌrɛpjəˈteʃən /

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  • noun
  • Common opinion that people have about someone

would

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US / wʊd /

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  • other
  • Used to indicate something imagined
  • Used to ask or request something politely
  • Verb used to indicate possibility, request etc.
  • Used to indicate a preference
  • Used to indicate a reaction
  • Indicates something that occurred repeatedly
  • Used to indicate willingness or ability to do

but

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US / bət /

UK / bʌt,bət /

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  • conjunction
  • Used before you say something different, opposite

ability

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US / ə'bɪlətɪ /

UK / əˈbɪlɪti /

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  • noun
  • The power, resources or skill to do something

good

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US / ɡʊd /

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  • adjecitve
  • Proper, appropriate or right
  • (Of an amount) enough; plenty
  • Excellent; high quality
  • Acting well or properly; of moral character
  • In a positive or happy emotional state
  • noun
  • Advantage or benefit

give

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US / ɡɪv /

UK / ɡɪv /

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  • noun
  • Degree of flexibility in something, a material
  • verb
  • To hand over or present something to someone
  • To cause someone to have or experience something

ceo

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US / ˌsiː iː ˈəʊ /

UK / ˌsiː iː ˈoʊ /

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  • abbreviation
  • CEO for Chief Operating Officer

host

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UK / host /

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  • noun
  • Mass; a great number
  • Person who entertains guests
  • Plant or animal on or in which parasites live
  • Presenter on a television or radio program
  • verb
  • To be the sponsor of an event, e.g. the Olympics
  • To lead or start a party, program, or other event
  • To lead a TV or radio show as the announcer

leader

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US / ˈli:də(r) /

UK / ˈlidɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Person who is in charge of a group or task
  • Person or group who is currently winning

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

operate

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US / ˈɒpəreɪt /

UK / ˈɑ:pəreɪt /

A1
  • verb
  • To control or handle something, such as a machine
  • To control or manage something such as a business
  • To be working or being used
  • To perform surgery on someone

trial

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US / ˈtraɪəl /

UK / ˈtraɪəl, traɪl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being made or done as a test or experiment
  • noun
  • Hearing and judgment of a case in court
  • Act or process of testing or experimenting
  • verb
  • To be made or done as a test or experiment

cash

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US / kæʃ /

UK / kæʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical money (not credit card or digital)
  • verb
  • To sell or give something to get money

want

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US / wɔnt /

UK / wɑnt, wɔnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Something you desire or wish for
  • State or condition of poverty
  • verb
  • To desire or wish for something; hope for a thing

down

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US / daʊn /

UK / daʊn /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being sad, sick, or unhappy
  • Not operating, working, or functioning as expected
  • adverb
  • In a sitting or lying position
  • Towards or on the ground, floor, or bottom
  • Written or copied onto a piece of paper or book
  • noun
  • A period of play in American Football
  • The soft, smooth hairs that cover a bird's body
  • preposition
  • Along something's path, course, or direction
  • Going from a higher position to a lower position
  • verb
  • To eat or drink very quickly and without stopping

friday

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US / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

UK / ˈfraɪdeɪ /

A1
  • noun
  • Fifth day of the week; the day after Thursday

include

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US / ɪnˈklu:d /

UK / ɪnˈklud /

A1
  • verb
  • To make someone, something part of a group

probe

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US / prəʊb /

UK / prob /

B1
  • noun
  • A thorough or deep examination of a problem
  • Device used to send information from outer space
  • Long medical instrument to look inside your body
  • verb
  • To carefully examine an issue by asking questions
  • To examine the inside of something using a tool

vision

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US / 'vɪʒn /

UK / ˈvɪʒən /

A2
  • noun
  • Ability to see; eyesight
  • Something you see in your imagination or dreams
  • Ability to plan for the future of something

step

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US / step /

UK / stɛp /

A1
  • 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

firm

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US / fɜ:m /

UK / fɚm /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Fairly hard or solid, not soft
  • Unchanging and strong
  • noun
  • Company that sells goods or services
  • verb
  • To make something become more solid or durable

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

incremental

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US / ˌɪŋkrə'mentl /

UK / ˌɪŋkrə'mentl /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or growing bit by bit over time

particularly

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US / pəˈtikjuləli /

UK / pɚˈtɪkjələli, pəˈtɪk- /

A2
  • adverb
  • Specially; more than others

chang

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US / tʃɑːŋ /

UK / tʃæŋ /

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right

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US / raɪt /

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A1
  • 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

value

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US / 'vælju: /

UK / ˈvælju /

A1
  • noun
  • Importance you attach to something
  • Some information expressed as a number
  • Stated price of something; worth
  • verb
  • To place a high importance on something
  • To say how much money something is worth

about

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US / ə'baʊt /

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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)

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

people

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US / 'pi:pl /

UK / ˈpipəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Persons sharing culture, country, background, etc.
  • Men, Women, Children

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’

what

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US / wɒt /

UK / hwɑt, hwʌt, wɔt, wʌt,hwət, wət /

A1
  • 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

week

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US / wi:k /

UK / wik /

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

acquisition

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US / ˌækwɪˈzɪʃn /

UK / ˌækwɪˈzɪʃən /

B1
  • noun
  • Process of acquiring; thing that is acquired

energy

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US / 'enədʒɪ /

UK / ˈɛnədʒi /

A2
  • noun
  • Physical or mental strength

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

arc

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US / ɑ:k /

UK / ɑrk /

B2
  • noun
  • Smoothly curving line or movement
  • verb
  • To bend in a smooth curve

cell

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US / sel /

UK / sɛl /

A2
  • noun
  • Smallest unit of living things in biology
  • Group of people - often from a secret organization
  • Prisoner's room in a jail
  • Shortened form of 'cellphone'

chest

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US / tʃest /

UK / tʃɛst /

A2
  • noun
  • Strong, lidded container for storing things
  • Front of the body between neck and stomach

rebecca

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US / rɪˈbɛkə /

UK / rəˈbɛkə /

A1
  • noun
  • The (notional) leader of a movement whose supporters attacked and demolished turnpike toll gates chi

style

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US / staɪl /

UK / staɪl /

A1
  • noun
  • The (tasteful) way something is designed or done
  • verb
  • To shape or design something in a certain way

cast

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US / kɑ:st /

UK / kæst /

A2
  • noun
  • People who appear in a play or movie
  • Small amount of a particular color
  • Shape to pour hot metal in to create objects
  • Hard covering put around injured arm, leg etc.
  • verb
  • To give specific roles to actors in a movie, play
  • To describe someone's personality or character
  • To make objects using a mold
  • To be presented in a certain way
  • To send out or direct something
  • To throw something using a line, e.g. when fishing

julie

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US / ˈdʒuːliː /

UK / ˈdʒuli /

A1

number

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US / ˈnʌmbə(r) /

UK / ˈnʌmbɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Symbols such as 1, 2, 56, 793
  • Particular song or dance performed during a show
  • Total quantity or amount of things
  • verb
  • To put numbers on things
  • To assign a sequence within a group, series, set
  • To claim to be part of a larger group, series, set

tell

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US / tel /

UK / tɛl /

A1
  • verb
  • To (strongly) advise a person to do something
  • To be able to guess
  • To say or communicate information to someone
  • To inform, but without speaking; indicate
  • To have a negative effect on someone
  • To order someone to do something; command
  • To recognize something based on certain signs
  • To report something to an authority
  • To explain something or teach someone something

ask

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US / ɑ:sk /

UK / æsk /

A1
  • verb
  • To say to someone that you want something

express

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US / ɪk'spres /

UK / ɪkˈsprɛs /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Sent by a fast mail service
  • Traveling at high speed
  • noun
  • Fast train or bus
  • verb
  • To send something by fast mail
  • To state or show what you think or how you feel

grow

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US / ɡrəʊ /

UK / ɡro /

A1
  • verb
  • To get bigger and more mature; make plants do this
  • To improve; to develop better skills over time
  • To develop and become bigger or taller over time

land

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US / lænd /

UK / lænd /

A1
  • noun
  • Region or country
  • Earth; the ground
  • verb
  • To arrive or cause a boat to arrive at the shore
  • To obtain or get something that you wanted
  • To (cause to) come down to the ground safely
  • To cause to arrive in a specific place or state

package

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US / ˈpækɪdʒ /

UK / ˈpækɪdʒ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Presented as one item but includes several
  • noun
  • Box or container items are placed in for mailing
  • A container for items for sale, e.g. food
  • Group of several items or services offered as one
  • verb
  • To present or sell a group of things as one item
  • To put something into a container to store it

since

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US / sɪns /

UK / sɪns /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a point before the present time
  • conjunction
  • For this reason; because
  • preposition
  • From the time in the past that

set

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US / set /

UK / sɛt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Prepared for something; ready
  • noun
  • Complete group of something
  • Place where a television show or movie is filmed
  • Group of games in a tennis match
  • Device that receives radio or television signals
  • verb
  • To make a clock state or ring at a particular time
  • To decide upon or choose something
  • To make something ready for use (e.g. table)
  • To decide on a price for something
  • To become hard (of glue, concrete etc.)
  • To be located in a specific place or time
  • To put (e.g. a vase) down carefully in a place
  • To put someone in a certain condition or state
  • (Of the sun) to go lower than the horizon

start

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US / stɑ:t /

UK / stɑrt /

A1
  • 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

well

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US / wel /

UK / wɛl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being in a fortunate, good condition or state
  • Healthy and in good condition
  • adverb
  • In an acceptable, proper, or successful manner
  • In a complete, total, or full manner
  • A great and considerable degree
  • In a successful way, in a good or satisfactory way
  • exclamation
  • Used to begin or continue a particular statement
  • Used to show you want to start saying something
  • Used to express that you are waiting for a reply
  • You say this to change the topic of a conversation
  • Used to indicate you are making a final remark
  • noun
  • Long deep hole in the ground to get water
  • verb
  • To cause your eyes to fill with tears

doubt

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US / daʊt /

UK / daʊt /

A1
  • noun
  • Not being sure of something; lack of certainty
  • verb
  • To question the truth or certainty of something

cool

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US / ku:l /

UK / kul /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Steady and calm when facing difficulties
  • Almost cold; not warm or hot
  • Smart or stylish in a way (young) people admire
  • Unfriendly in an indirect way; distant
  • verb
  • To make something decrease in temperature
  • (Of an emotion, etc.) to become less strongly felt

improvement

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US / ɪmˈpru:vmənt /

UK / ɪmˈpruvmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • Addition or change that makes something better

prompt

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US / prɒmpt /

UK / prɑmpt /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Fast; in a quick manner; without delay
  • noun
  • Message on a computer requiring attention
  • Encouragement to ask someone else to talk
  • verb
  • To display a message to requires a user to act
  • To say something to encourage someone else to talk
  • To remind an actor of his or her lines (words)
  • To cause something to occur; be the cause of

such

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US / sʌtʃ /

UK / sʌtʃ /

A1
  • determiner
  • Being similar to
  • (Thing) as previously stated or referred to
  • adverb
  • (Used to emphasize the quality of an adjective)

smart

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US / smɑ:t /

UK / smɑ:rt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Fashionable; well-dressed; well-groomed
  • Looking clean, neat and stylish
  • (Of phones, weapons) with clever features
  • Associated with rich, popular and stylish people
  • Clever; with intelligence
  • adverb
  • Energetic or quick in motion or movement
  • In a clever way; with intelligence
  • noun
  • Feeling of being hurt and upset
  • Sharp, burning pain
  • verb
  • To feel hurt or upset
  • To hurt with an unexpected sharp or burning pain

whizz

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US / wɪz /

UK / hwɪz /

C1
  • noun
  • Soft swishing sound, made when moving fast

water

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US / 'wɔ:tə(r) /

UK / ˈwɔtɚ, ˈwɑtɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Clear liquid that forms the seas, rivers and rain
  • Large area such as an ocean or sea
  • verb
  • (Of the eyes) to produce tears
  • (Mouth) to become wet at the thought of nice food
  • To pour liquids onto a plant to keep it alive

career

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US / kə'rɪə(r) /

UK / kəˈrɪr /

A2
  • noun
  • Particular occupation in professional life
  • verb
  • To move forward very fast and without control

sustainability

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US / səsˌteɪnəˈbɪlɪti /

UK / səˌsteɪnəˈbɪlɪti /

B2
  • noun
  • Property of being able to be continued/repeated

for

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US / fə(r) /

UK / fɔr,fə /

A1
  • preposition
  • Used to show the purpose, or need of something

through

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US / θru: /

UK / θru /

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

why

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US / waɪ /

UK / hwaɪ, waɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • Question word to ask for a reason
  • exclamation
  • (Used to express surprise or approval)

amount

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US / ə'maʊnt /

UK / əˈmaʊnt /

A1
  • noun
  • Quantity of something
  • verb
  • To add up to a certain figure

compensation

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US / ˌkɒmpenˈseɪʃn /

UK / ˌkɑmpənˈseʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • (Money) given or received as payment for loss

head

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US / hed /

UK / hɛd /

A1
  • 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

producer

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US / prəˈdju:sə(r) /

UK / prəˈdu:sə(r) /

A1
  • noun
  • Company producing or growing a certain product
  • Person who organizes the making of a movie

period

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US / ˈpɪəriəd /

UK / ˈpɪriəd /

A1
  • noun
  • Set amount of time during which events take place
  • A way to emphasize what you will say
  • A full stop (.), marking the end of a sentence
  • A menstrual cycle
  • A set time for a class to be held

considerable

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US / kənˈsɪdərəbl /

UK / kənˈsɪdərəbəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Large in size, amount, or effect

collegial

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US / kə'li:dʒɪəl /

UK / kə'li:dʒɪrl /

C1
  • adjecitve
  • Involving shared responsibility, as within a group

generation

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US / ˌdʒenəˈreɪʃn /

UK / ˌdʒɛnəˈreʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Act or process of producing or causing something
  • People born and living at about the same time

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

board

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US / bɔ:d /

UK / bɔrd, bord /

A1
  • noun
  • Surface for posting or showing information
  • Group of persons who direct an organization
  • Long piece of material used for riding the waves
  • Long thin piece of wood, used for building; plank
  • verb
  • To enter a ship, plane, or other vehicle
  • To cover with long wooden strips of wood
  • To pay money to live in someone's house; lodge

financial

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US / faɪˈnænʃl /

UK / faɪˈnænʃ(ə)l /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Involving money

much

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US / mʌtʃ /

UK / mʌtʃ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Very; to a high level or degree
  • adverb
  • A lot; large amount; a high degree of
  • Nearly; basically
  • On many occasions; often
  • noun
  • A large amount; a great quantity

vehicle

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US / ˈvi:əkl /

UK / ˈvi:hɪkl /

A2
  • noun
  • Machine (such as a car) used to carry things
  • Means of expressing, showing, or achieving

under

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US / ˈʌndə(r) /

UK / ˈʌndɚ /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In the same place as another thing, but lower
  • adverb
  • In a lower quantity or price than expected
  • preposition
  • According to the terms of an agreement or law
  • Managed or controlled by the authority of
  • Being of a lesser quality or amount than expected
  • Influenced or affected by something or someone
  • Less or lower in age, amount, size or number

difficult

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US / 'dɪfɪkəlt /

UK / ˈdɪfɪˌkʌlt, -kəlt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Hard; not easy; you need to work hard to do it

news

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US / nju:z /

UK / nu:z /

A1
  • noun
  • Broadcast on radio or TV about recent events
  • Information about recent events

question

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US / 'kwestʃən /

UK / ˈkwɛstʃən /

A1
  • noun
  • Issue or problems you are dealing with
  • What you ask about; issue
  • verb
  • To ask for or try to get information
  • To have or express concerns or uncertainty

street

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US / stri:t /

UK / strit /

A1
  • noun
  • Road in a city with buildings and places to walk

struggle

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US / 'strʌɡl /

UK / ˈstrʌɡəl /

A2
  • noun
  • Strong efforts made to do something difficult
  • verb
  • To try very hard to do something difficult

training

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US / ˈtreɪnɪŋ /

UK / ˈtrenɪŋ /

A1
  • noun
  • Act of educating someone to get better at
  • verb
  • To teach a pet a behavior or a trick
  • To educate someone in something, e.g. medicine
  • To cause a plant to grow a certain way by cutting
  • To point a certain way or toward something
  • To practice to get better at a thing, e.g. sports

build

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US / bɪld /

UK / bɪld /

A1
  • noun
  • Your physical shape; physique
  • verb
  • To establish e.g. a reputation, over time
  • To construct a house, office, factory

work

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US / wɜ:k /

UK / wɚk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Activity completed in order to make money
  • noun
  • The product of some artistic or literary endeavor
  • Everything created by an author, artist, musician
  • Activity you do in order to make money
  • Place of employment
  • Final product or result of a some labor or effort
  • verb
  • To bring into a specific state of success
  • To be functioning properly, e.g. a car
  • To do your job in your company or workplace
  • To make an effort to do something
  • To operate a machine or device

zach

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US / ˌaʊtˈwɪt /

UK / aʊtˈwɪt /

A1

all

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US / ɔ:l /

UK / ɔl /

A1
  • adverb
  • Completely; totally
  • determiner
  • Being every one of something
  • pronoun
  • 100% of something; the complete amount

foreseeable

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US / fɔ:ˈsi:əbl /

UK / forˈsiəbl: /

B2
  • adjecitve
  • That can be predicted in the future

its

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US / ɪts /

UK / ɪts /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Referring to or belonging to ‘it’
  • determiner
  • Of something; belonging or related to something
  • other
  • Possessive form of “it”

officer

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US / ˈɒfɪsə(r) /

UK / ˈɔ:fɪsə(r) /

B1
  • noun
  • Person of high position in an organization
  • Person of high position in the military

who

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US / hu: /

UK / hu /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Which person
  • Used to introduce information about people

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

approach

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US / ə'prəʊtʃ /

UK / əˈprəʊtʃ /

A2
  • noun
  • Means of reaching a place, often a road or path
  • Request of someone with a specific goal in mind
  • Specific way to handle a project, task, problem
  • verb
  • To get close to reaching something or somewhere
  • To request someone to do something specific

numerous

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US / ˈnju:mərəs /

UK / ˈnumərəs, ˈnju- /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Existing in large numbers

staff

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US / stɑ:f /

UK / stæf /

A1
  • noun
  • Employees of a company
  • Long stick that a person uses to help them walk
  • verb
  • To hire workers for a business

travel

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US / ˈtrævl /

UK / ˈtrævəl /

A1
  • noun
  • Going to other places, esp. distant places
  • verb
  • To go to a place that is far away

background

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US / ˈbækgraʊnd /

UK / ˈbækˌɡraʊnd /

A2
  • noun
  • Images, color, or information behind the main one
  • Someone's personal work and educational history
  • A position not as important as the main event
  • Past events that influence things in the present

between

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US / bɪˈtwi:n /

UK / bɪˈtwin /

A1
  • preposition
  • From one person, thing, or place, to another
  • In the space that separates two objects
  • Among two or more people who share something

billion

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US / ˈbɪljən /

UK / ˈbɪljən /

A2
  • noun
  • Number 1,000,000,000

execute

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US / ˈeksɪkju:t /

UK / ˈɛksɪˌkjut /

B1
  • verb
  • To kill someone, usually as an official punishment
  • To perform a plan or action

chris

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US / dʒɒʃ /

UK / dʒɑ:ʃ /

A1

they

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US / ðeɪ /

UK / ðe /

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

volume

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US / ˈvɒlju:m /

UK / ˈvɑljum, -jəm /

A2
  • noun
  • Number or amount of something e.g. sales
  • Amount of space that something takes up
  • One book that is part of a set of books
  • Level of sound produced by radio or television

very

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US / 'verɪ /

UK / ˈvɛri /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning a large degree or amount
  • adverb
  • A lot; much; many
  • Used to stress or emphasize a noun

bit

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US / bɪt /

UK / bɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • Device put in a horse's mouth to control it
  • Small piece of something
  • verb
  • (E.g. of fish) to take bait and be caught

attention

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US / əˈtenʃn /

UK / əˈtɛnʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Taking notice of someone or something
  • (Soldiers) Standing with straight backs

thank

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US / θæŋk /

UK / θæŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell someone you are grateful to them

bring

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US / brɪŋ /

UK / brɪŋ /

A1
  • verb
  • To take or go with someone to a place

project

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US / prəˈdʒekt /

UK / prəˈdʒɛkt /

A1
  • noun
  • A planned piece of work for specific purpose
  • Group of homes built by government for poor people
  • verb
  • To predict what will happen in the future
  • To show something on a screen using light
  • To stick out past the edge of something

understatement

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US / ˈʌndəsteɪtmənt /

UK / ˌʌndɚˈstetmənt, ˈʌndɚˌstet- /

B2
  • noun
  • Description undervaluing how important a thing is

ago

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US / əˈgəʊ /

UK / əˈgoʊ /

A1
  • adverb
  • At a specified length of time in the past

else

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US / els /

UK / ɛls /

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

management

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US / 'mænɪdʒmənt /

UK / ˈmænɪdʒmənt /

A2
  • noun
  • People who are in control of a business or group
  • The process of running an organization

organization

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US / ˌɔ:gənaɪˈzeɪʃn /

UK / ˌɔrɡənɪˈzeʃən /

A2
  • noun
  • Group of people with a particular purpose

outsize

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US / ˈautˌsaiz /

UK / ˈaʊtˌsaɪz /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Too big for a person or other thing

move

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US / mu:v /

UK / muv /

A1
  • 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

way

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US / weɪ /

UK / we /

A1
  • adverb
  • Used to emphasize the amount of something
  • noun
  • Particular aspect of something being thought about
  • One of various choices that could be made
  • Particular existing condition or state
  • (Often long) distance or length of time
  • How something is done
  • Route to go to a place
  • Small street
  • Usual behavior, emotions or habits of someone

tirelessly

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US / 'taɪələslɪ /

UK / 'taɪələslɪ /

B1
  • adverb
  • In a manner showing no signs of a lack of energy

account

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US / ə'kaʊnt /

UK / əˈkaʊnt /

A1
  • noun
  • An advantage
  • Arrangement with a bank to keep your money for you
  • An invoice for things bought
  • Arrangement whereby you can use online services
  • A description, often written, of events; report

interview

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US / 'ɪntəvju: /

UK / ˈɪntɚˌvju /

A2
  • noun
  • Meeting to ask questions to get information
  • verb
  • To formally ask questions about a given topic

possible

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US / ˈpɒsəbl /

UK / ˈpɑsəbəl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Being able or appropriate for a task or purpose
  • Having a chance of happening, or being true

solar

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US / 'səʊlə(r) /

UK / ˈsolɚ /

B1
  • adjecitve
  • Concerning the sun, or its heat

spark

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US / spɑ:k /

UK / spɑrk /

B1
  • noun
  • Small piece of burning material produced by fire
  • Tiny, brief bit of light caused by electric energy
  • First small part of an idea or feeling
  • verb
  • To make tiny, brief bits of light
  • To start something new; To set in motion, activate

thomas

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US / 'tɒməs /

UK / 'tɑməs /

A1
  • other
  • A radio broadcast journalist during World War I and World War II noted for his nightly new broadcast

among

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US / əˈmʌŋ /

UK / əˈmʌŋ /

A1
  • preposition
  • In the center of several things

earning

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US / 'ɜ:nɪŋ /

UK / 'ɜ:nɪŋ /

A2
  • verb
  • To deserve something because you worked for it
  • To get money for work

here

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US / hɪə(r) /

UK / hɪr /

A1
  • adverb
  • In this place; at this location, position or time

chief

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US / tʃi:f /

UK / tʃif /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • The one highest in authority or importance
  • noun
  • Leader of a race or group of people
  • The one highest in authority or importance

production

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US / prəˈdʌkʃn /

UK / prəˈdʌkʃən, pro- /

A2
  • noun
  • Process of producing or growing food naturally
  • Process of making something on a large scale
  • Process of making a movie or TV show

shareholder

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US / ˈʃeəhəʊldə(r) /

UK / ˈʃerhoʊldə(r) /

C2
  • noun
  • Someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation

small

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US / smɔ:l /

UK / smɔl /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Little in size; not big
  • (Of letters) not written in capital letters
  • Being insignificant or minor
  • (Of a business) with few people or things; local
  • (Of voice) being soft and quiet
  • (Of a child) being young

tesla

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US / 'teslə /

UK / 'teslə /

A1
  • noun
  • Unit of magnetic flux density equal to one weber per square meter

area

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US / 'eərɪə /

UK / ˈɛriə /

A1
  • noun
  • Amount of measured space
  • A specific section or space; part of a region
  • A subject or field of study

excel

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US / ɪkˈsel /

UK / ɪkˈsɛl /

B2
  • verb
  • To perform an activity better than others

concern

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US / kənˈsɜ:n /

UK / kənˈsɚn /

A2
  • noun
  • Company, firm or business
  • Feeling of worry or anxiety
  • verb
  • To be about a particular topic
  • To have a direct impact on someone
  • To be responsible or mixed up in; to be involved
  • To feel worry or anxiety

listen

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US / ˈlɪsn /

UK / ˈlɪsən /

A1
  • verb
  • To carefully consider what someone is saying

healthy

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US / ˈhelθi /

UK / ˈhɛlθi /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • In good condition physically, or financially; well

market

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US / ˈmɑ:kɪt /

UK / ˈmɑ:rkɪt /

A1
  • noun
  • Need or demand for a particular product or service
  • Area or region where a certain product is sold
  • Public event where people sell goods on tables
  • Institution where stocks are bought and sold
  • verb
  • To publicize products to get you to buy; advertise

uncertainty

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US / ʌn'sɜ:tntɪ /

UK / ʌnˈsə:tn:ti /

B2
  • noun
  • Feeling of not really knowing what will happen

flow

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US / fləʊ /

UK / flo /

A2
  • noun
  • Amount of something that moves through an area
  • verb
  • To move steadily and easily in a certain direction

separate

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US / 'sepəreɪt /

UK / 'sepəreɪt /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Being different from or unrelated to another
  • verb
  • To divide two things by being in between them
  • To live away from your husband or wife
  • To move things away from each other

someone

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US / ˈsʌmwʌn /

UK / ˈsʌmˌwʌn, -wən /

A1
  • pronoun
  • Person who is not known or named

continue

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US / kən'tɪnju: /

UK / kənˈtɪnju /

A1
  • verb
  • To do something without stopping, or after pausing
  • To start doing again after a break, pause, or stop

sort

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US / sɔ:t /

UK / sɔrt /

A1
  • noun
  • Group or class of similar things or people
  • verb
  • To organize things by putting them into groups
  • To deal with things in an organized way

folk

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US / fəʊk /

UK / fok /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • (Of ordinary people) not sophisticated
  • noun
  • Ordinary common people

speak

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US / spi:k /

UK / spik /

A1
  • verb
  • To be able to use a certain language
  • To use words to tell information, express thoughts

widely

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US / ˈwaɪdli /

UK / ˈwaɪdlɪ /

A1
  • adverb
  • To a large degree; over a large range
  • By or among a large number of people

storage

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US / ˈstɔ:rɪdʒ /

UK / ˈstɔrɪdʒ, ˈstor- /

A2
  • noun
  • Act of storing something; a depository for goods

cfo

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US / /

UK / /

A1
  • noun
  • A chief financial officer, a senior executive with responsibility for the financial affairs of a cor

four

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US / fɔ:(r) /

UK / fɔr, for /

A1
  • number
  • 4

matter

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US / 'mætə(r) /

UK / ˈmætɚ /

A1
  • noun
  • Material all things are made of that fills space
  • Problem or reason for concern
  • verb
  • To be of great importance; to count

profile

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US / 'prəʊfaɪl /

UK / ˈproˌfaɪl /

B1
  • noun
  • A short description of a person or group
  • Shape of someone's head when viewed from the side
  • verb
  • To write a short description of a person or group

while

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US / waɪl /

UK / hwaɪl, waɪl /

A1
  • conjunction
  • In spite of the fact that; although
  • During the time that; at the same time
  • noun
  • Short amount of time

safe

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US / seɪf /

UK / sef /

A2
  • noun
  • Metal box with a lock to keep valuable things in
  • adjecitve
  • Highly likely
  • Being out of danger

day

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US / deɪ /

UK / de /

A1
  • noun
  • A period of 24 hours beginning at midnight
  • The period of time when it is light outside
  • Person's name

heavily

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US / ˈhevɪli /

UK / hɛvəli /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a slow, loud manner
  • A lot or to a great degree
  • With great effort or force

point

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US / pɔɪnt /

UK / pɔɪnt /

A1
  • 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

sure

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US / ʃʊə(r) /

UK / ʃʊr /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Having no doubts about something
  • Have confidence in your own words or actions
  • Firmly established or held; being firm or stable
  • Being correct or true
  • adverb
  • What you say to agree willingly

describe

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US / dɪ'skraɪb /

UK / dɪˈskraɪb /

A1
  • verb
  • To tell the appearance, sound, smell of something

managerial

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US / ˌmænəˈdʒɪəriəl /

UK / ˌmænɪˈdʒɪriəl /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Of or relating to management

many

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US / 'menɪ /

UK / ˈmɛni /

A1
  • determiner
  • Used to refer a large number of things

redesign

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US / ˌri:dɪ'zaɪn /

UK / ˌridɪˈzaɪn /

B2
  • noun
  • Action to change the design or style of
  • verb
  • To change the design or style of something

team

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US / ti:m /

UK / tim /

A1
  • noun
  • Group of people working on a task together
  • Group of people playing a sport together

college

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US / 'kɒlɪdʒ /

UK / 'kɑːlɪdʒ /

A2
  • noun
  • School or educational institution for adults

issue

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US / 'ɪʃu: /

UK / ˈɪʃu /

A2
  • noun
  • Important topic discussed, debated or argued over
  • Single edition of a magazine
  • verb
  • To make something available to be used or sold
  • To deliver a statement, etc. in an official manner

prise

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US / praɪz /

UK / praɪz /

C1
  • verb
  • To force a locked box, etc. open

come

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US / kʌm /

UK / kʌm /

A1
  • verb
  • To arrive at a place
  • (Of mail) to be delivered
  • To move toward someone; go with someone
  • To reach a certain point or state

company

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US / 'kʌmpənɪ /

UK / ˈkʌmpəni /

A1
  • noun
  • Good feeling from being with someone else
  • A business that sells things or provides services
  • Guests, especially in your home
  • Being with another person rather than alone

help

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US / help /

UK / hɛlp /

A1
  • noun
  • Something given to enable a person to do something
  • Assistance given to someone in need
  • Someone who makes something easier or possible
  • verb
  • To act to enable a person to do something; assist
  • To make something better or less difficult

think

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US / θɪŋk /

UK / θɪŋk /

A1
  • verb
  • To have an idea about something without certainty
  • To have an idea, opinion or belief about something

early

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US / ˈɜ:li /

UK / ˈɜ:rli /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Happening or appearing before
  • adverb
  • Coming/happening before others in a time sequence
  • Happening sooner than expected

rest

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US / rest /

UK / rɛst /

A1
  • noun
  • Time when one relaxes, sleeps, or is inactive
  • State in which there is a lack of motion
  • Part of something remaining after some was used
  • verb
  • To stop working or avoid activity to recover
  • (Of dead person) to lie in a grave
  • To lean, support or place something against
  • To not be tired because you had enough sleep

throughout

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US / θru:ˈaʊt /

UK / θruˈaʊt /

A2
  • adverb
  • From the beginning of something until the end
  • preposition
  • Over/across an entire place/thing; in every part

anything

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US / ˈeniθɪŋ /

UK / ˈɛniˌθɪŋ /

A1
  • pronoun
  • A thing of any kind

from

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US / frəm /

UK / frʌm, frɑm,frəm /

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

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

familiar

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US / fəˈmɪliə(r) /

UK / fəˈmɪljɚ /

A2
  • adjecitve
  • Well-known or easily recognized

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

name

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US / neɪm /

UK / nem /

A1
  • noun
  • What something or someone is called
  • verb
  • To state what someone is called, e.g. John

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

efficiency

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US / ɪˈfɪʃnsi /

UK / ɪˈfɪʃənsi /

A2
  • noun
  • Working well; producing something without waste

elon

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US / /

UK / /

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front

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US / frʌnt /

UK / frʌnt /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Opposite of back; the forward part of an object
  • noun
  • Behavior not showing a person's true feelings
  • Area where fighting in a war is happening
  • Place where air of different temperatures meets
  • verb
  • To have the forward part facing something
  • To lead a group of people, usually a band

join

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US / dʒɔɪn /

UK / dʒɔɪn /

A1
  • verb
  • To bring something close to another, to become one
  • To become a member of
  • To participate in an activity with others

two

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US / tu: /

UK / tu /

A1
  • number
  • 2

base

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US / beɪs /

UK / bes /

A2
  • noun
  • Place military personnel live, train, and operate
  • Bottom part of an object that touches a surface
  • Unit of counting, e.g. 10 for counting
  • Most important idea or ingredient to add others
  • Origin or start from which something came
  • Main place where an organization or a person works
  • verb
  • To use as the starting point or origin for
  • To have as the main location for (company, etc.)

and

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US / ənd /

UK / ənd, ən,ænd /

A1
  • conjunction
  • Used to refer to two or more things
  • Plus; in addition; on top of that
  • Used to introduce an action that follows another

back

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US / bæk /

UK / bæk /

A1
  • adjecitve
  • Farthest from the front e.g. in a classroom
  • adverb
  • Have returned to a place you were before
  • noun
  • The part of a chair that the upper body leans upon
  • Location at the rear of something
  • The reverse of side something
  • Area on the rear of your body
  • verb
  • To bet money on something
  • To go backwards in a car
  • To support and encourage someone or some cause

certainly

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US / ˈsə:tnli /

UK / ˈsɚtnli /

A1
  • adverb
  • Sure; of course

intermediary

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US / ˌɪntəˈmi:diəri /

UK / ˌɪntərˈmi:dieri /

B1
  • noun
  • Person who acts in behalf of, instead of others

journal

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US / ˈdʒə:nl /

UK / ˈdʒɚnəl /

B1
  • noun
  • A diary; record of what you do every day
  • Magazine of academic papers

lot

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US / lɒt /

UK / lɑt /

A1
  • noun
  • What happens to a person in life from chance; fate
  • A group of people seen together
  • Item for sale at an auction
  • Small area of land used for a purpose e.g. parking

significantly

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US / sɪgˈnɪfɪkəntli /

UK / sɪɡˈnɪfəkəntlɪ /

A2
  • adverb
  • In a way that is important or noticeable
  • In a way that is meaningful

money

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US / 'mʌnɪ /

UK / ˈmʌni /

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  • Subtitles section
  • Welcome to Tech News Briefing.
  • It's Friday, May 19th.
  • I'm Zoe Thomas for The Wall Street Journal.
  • To say Elon Musk has an outsized profile would be something of an understatement.
  • The same can't be said for the cast of executives helping run his various companies.
  • One of those key people is Tesla's chief financial officer, Zach Kirkhorn.
  • Kirkhorn is widely admired, according to others at the company, for his ability to navigate the demands of his boss and execute Musk's vision for the company.
  • Here's Kirkhorn on the company's first quarter earnings call with investors.
  • I want to reiterate the philosophy by which we are operating the business this year.
  • Our approach is to grow volumes as quickly as possible in both our vehicle and energy businesses.
  • We plan to continue to invest heavily into our future plans, which include the Cybertruck, Next Generation Platform, in-house cell production, energy storage business, and our autonomy and AI-enabled products.
  • And we plan to do this while keeping the business financially healthy and industry-leading.
  • Since Kirkhorn became CFO four years ago, Tesla's value has risen from about $50 billion to now more than $500 billion.
  • So who is he, and how did he come to play such a key role?
  • With me to discuss that is our Tesla reporter, Rebecca Elliott.
  • Rebecca, give us some brief background on who Kirkhorn was before he joined Tesla.
  • A number of the folks who've been really successful at Tesla over the years have been there really since the early days.
  • So Kirkhorn was promoted to CFO in early 2019, but started at the company much earlier in 2010 when Tesla was still private and much smaller, of course, than it is today.
  • He was interested in cars back in college.
  • Kirkhorn was a leader on the University of Pennsylvania's solar car team.
  • And one of his college projects involved redesigning a remote-control car to make it amphibious, so able to travel on land and in water.
  • You certainly see that interest in cars and in sustainability flowing through the arc of his career.
  • Can you tell us a bit about his managerial style?
  • What do people who work with him say it's like?
  • He's earned a reputation over the years for what I would describe as a firm and also collegial management style.
  • He's won allies throughout the organization by serving as an intermediary of sorts between Musk and the rest of the staff.
  • And also evidently is able to navigate the relationship with Musk quite well.
  • It's something that numerous executives over the years have struggled with.
  • And it's an area where, based on my interviews with folks who've worked with both of them, it's an area where Kirkhorn excels.
  • Do we know why he's particularly good at working with Musk?
  • By all accounts, he's a financial whiz.
  • He is an engineer by training as well, which has gone a long way in an organization that really prizes engineering.
  • And he's also willing to work behind the scenes to execute Musk's vision.
  • Tesla's a company where engineering is really front and center.
  • And for Kirkhorn to have that background engineering training, it's allowed him to probe issues and ask questions that people I've spoken to have described as being really smart and something that you might not be able to do if you didn't have that technical training.
  • The value of Tesla has grown significantly since Kirkhorn became CFO.
  • What do we know about his role in doing that?
  • Kirkhorn has been described to me as someone who has worked over the years really tirelessly to make incremental improvements.
  • He's very focused on improving efficiency, bringing costs down, simplifying Tesla's products.
  • And so all of that is baked into a lot of what Tesla's done.
  • The company also has raised a considerable amount of money under Kirkhorn.
  • And it's left Tesla with really a considerable war chest of cash and investments that, in addition to its level of profitability and margins, have set it up in relatively good shape heading into this period of economic uncertainty and concerns about a cooling car market.
  • What do investors make of Kirkhorn?
  • And particularly, what do they make of him since Musk bought Twitter, which he said at a Tesla shareholder meeting earlier this week had been a short-term distraction?
  • Sure.
  • I mean, as you mentioned, Musk's acquisition of Twitter last year sparked questions and concerns from Tesla investors about Musk's level of attention to the company.
  • Twitter, I think it's very safe to say, is quite the management challenge and has been time-consuming.
  • And so that move of Musk's really prompted a lot more conversation among investors about, OK, who else is there at Tesla steering the ship?
  • And Kirkhorn is one of the key folks behind the scenes.
  • Does that mean that he is who they're thinking of as a possible successor to Musk?
  • Tesla board members have discussed Kirkhorn as a possible successor to Musk as CEO, and that's according to a person familiar with the matter.
  • Kirkhorn's name came up ahead of a trial over Musk's compensation package at Tesla.
  • That being said, some board members have expressed doubts that Musk would step aside in the foreseeable future.
  • You've mentioned Kirkhorn is great at being behind the scenes, but he is helping to build this company.
  • Do we know anything about what his vision is for Tesla and what it could become?
  • Tesla is a company at the end of the day that is almost synonymous with Musk in many ways.
  • And in the conversations that I had, folks kept coming back to this point of Kirkhorn's really been executing Musk's vision for Tesla and been doing that behind the scenes for a while.
  • And so I think it's maybe difficult to separate the two.
  • All right.
  • That was our Tesla reporter, Rebecca Elliott.
  • And that's it for tech news briefing this week.
  • TNB's producer is Julie Chang.
  • Our supervising producer is Melanie Roy and our executive producer is Chris Zinsley.
  • I'm your host, Zoe Thomas.
  • Thanks for listening and have a great weekend.