Little Jimmy was staring at a dog in the park whilst the dog was licking himself in inappropriate parts and said to his dad, "I wish I could do that."
Jimmy"s dad looked down at Jimmy and said, "Maybe if you ask the dog nicely, he might let you!!"
- —v. - make or become better by the removal of faults and errors.
- abolish or cure (an abuse or malpractice). —n. - removal of faults or abuses, esp. Moral, political, or social.
- improvement made or suggested. reformative adj.
v. (-ll-; us -l-) replenish a fuel supply; supply with more fuel.
n. - shelter from pursuit, danger, or trouble.
- person or place etc. Offering this. [latin refugium from fugio flee]
—v. (also absol.) 1 pay back (money or expenses).
- reimburse (a person). —n. - act of refunding.
- sum refunded. refundable adj. [latin fundo pour]
v. (-sing) 1 withhold acceptance of or consent to (refuse an offer, orders).
- (often foll. By to + infin.) Indicate unwillingness or inability (i refuse to go; car refuses to start; i refuse!).
- (often with double object) not grant (a request) made by (a person).
- (also absol.) (of a horse) be unwilling to jump (a fence etc.). [french refuser]
- n. Items rejected as worthless; waste. [french: related to *refuse1]
v. (-ting) 1 prove the falsity or error of (a statement etc. Or the person advancing it).
- rebut by argument.
- deny or contradict (without argument). refutation n. [latin refuto]
v. Obtain possession or use of after loss (regain consciousness).
v. (-ling) 1 entertain lavishly with feasting.
- (foll. By with) entertain with (talk etc.). [french regaler: related to *gallant]
—v. - gaze on steadily (usu. In a specified way) (regarded them suspiciously).
- heed; take into account.
- look upon or think of in a specified way (regard it as an insult). —n. - gaze; steady or significant look.
- (foll. By to, for) attention or care.
- (foll. By for) esteem; kindly feeling; respectful opinion.
- respect; point attended to (in this regard).
- (in pl.) Expression of friendliness in a letter etc.; compliments. as regards about, concerning; in respect of. In (or with) regard to as concerns; in respect of. [french regard(er): related to *guard]
—n. Person appointed to administer a state because the monarch is a minor or is absent or incapacitated. —adj. (after the noun) acting as regent (prince regent). [latin rego rule]