"We"re going to play elephants and circuses," - said a little boy at kindergarten, "Do you want to join in?"
"I"d love to," - replied the teacher. "What do you want me to do?"
"You can be the lady that feeds us peanuts!"
- (foll. By upon) (of an action) have an adverse effect upon (the doer). —n. Act of rebounding; recoil, reaction. on the rebound while still recovering from an emotional shock, esp. Rejection by a lover. [french rebonder: related to *bound1]
v. (past and past part. Rebuilt) build again or differently.
—n. - receiving or being received.
- written acknowledgement of payment received.
- (usu. In pl.) Amount of money etc. Received.
- archaic recipe. —v. Place a written or printed receipt on (a bill). in receipt of having received. [anglo-french receite: related to *receive]
v. (-ving) 1 take or accept (a thing offered, sent, or given).
- acquire; be provided with.
- have conferred or inflicted on one.
- react to (news, a play, etc.) In a particular way.
- a stand the force or weight of. B bear up against; encounter with opposition.
- consent to hear (a confession or oath) or consider (a petition).
- (also absol.) Accept (stolen goods knowingly).
- admit; consent or prove able to hold; provide accommodation for.
- (of a receptacle) be able to hold. 10 greet or welcome, esp. In a specified manner. 11 entertain as a guest etc. 12 admit to membership. 13 convert (broadcast signals) into sound or pictures. 14 (often as received adj.) Give credit to; accept as authoritative or true. be at (or on) the receiving end colloq. Bear the brunt of something unpleasant. [latin recipio -cept- get back again]
—v. Check again. —n. Further check or inspection.
n. - reciting or being recited.
- concert of classical music given by a soloist or small group.
- (foll. By of) detailed account of (connected things or facts); narrative.
v. - seek the return of (one's property, rights, etc.).
- bring (land) under cultivation, esp. From being under water.
- win back or away from vice, error, or a waste condition. reclaimable adj. Reclamation n. [latin reclamare cry out against]
v. (-ning) assume or be in a horizontal or relaxed leaning position. [latin reclino]
n. Person given to or living in seclusion or isolation; hermit. reclusive adj. [latin recludo -clus- shut away]
v. - narrate.
- tell in detail. [anglo-french reconter: related to *re-, *count1]
- —v. Count again. —n. Re-counting, esp. Of votes in an election.