Modern Family S01 E09 - Fizbo

English/Modern Family 2014. 8. 11. 15:23



1) paramedics

n : A person whose training is similar to that of a nurse and who helps to do medical work.


2) sky is the limit

: unlimited. no limitation. reaching out as far as you can.


3) extension

n : A part which is connected to a piece of equipment in order to make it reach something further away.


4) shuffle

n, v : If you shuffle somewhere, you walk there without lifting your feet properly off the ground.

v : If you shuffle around, you move your feet about while standing or you move your bottom about while sitting, often because you feel uncomfortable or embarrased.


5) improvise

v : If you improvise, you make or do something using whatever you have or without having planned it in advance.

v : When performers improvise, they invest music or words as they play, sing, or speak.


6) machete

n : A large knife with a broad blade.


7) cricket

n : An outdoor game played between two terms. Players try to score points, called runs by hitting a ball with a wooden bat.

n : A small jumping insect that produces short, loud sounds by rubbing its wings together.


* step it up the notch <-> take it down the notch


8) notch

n : A level on a scale of measurement or achievement.

n : A small V-shaped or circular cut in the surface or edge of something.


9) bearded dragon

n : A large Australian lizard, Amphibolurus barbatus, with an erectile frill around the neck.

n : Another name for frill-necked lizard.


10) erectile

a : Capable of becoming rigid or erect as the result of being filled with blood.

a : Capable of being erected.


11) frill

n : A long narrow strip of cloth or paper with many folds in it, which is attached to something as a decoration.

n : If you describe something as having no frills, you mean that it has no extra features, but is acceptable or good if you want something simple.


12) be/go back to square one

: start something again from the beginning because your first idea, plan, action, etc, has failed or has been stopped.


13) release

v : If someone in authority releases something such as a document or information, they make it available.


14) snow cone

n : A variation of the shaved ice dessert commonly served throughout North America in paper cones or foam cups. The dessert consists of ice shavings that are topped with flavored sugar syrup.


15) tease

n,v : to tease someone means to laugh at them or make jokes about them in order to embarrass, annoy, or upset them.

n,v : If you say that someone is teasing, you mean that they are pretending to offer you something that you want, especially sex, but then not giving it to you.


16) comb

n : A flat piece of plastic or metal with narrow pointed teeth along one side, which you use to tidy your hair.


17) sheath

n : A covering for the blade of a knife.

n : = condom.


18) blast

n : A big explosion, especially one caused by a bomb.


19) hole in one

n : A shot from the tee that finished in the hole.

v : to score a hole in one.


20) schooling

n : Education that children receive at school.


21) fishing

n : The sport, hobby, or business of catching fish.


22) clown

n : A performer in a circus who wears funny clothes and bright make-up, and does silly things in order to make people laugh.

v : If you clown, you do silly things in order to make people laugh.

e.g> Bruno clowned and won affection everywhere.


23) asexual

a : Something that is asexual involves no sexual activity.

a : Asexual creatures and plants have no sexual organs.

a : Someone who is not sexually attracted to other people.


24) rope something off

: to separate one area from another with ropes, to stop people from entering it.


25) bead

n : Small pieces of coloured glass, wood, or plastic with a hole through the middle. Beads are often put together on a piece of string or wire to make jewellery.

n : A bead of liquid or moisture is a small drop of it.


26) glitter

v : If something glitters, light comes from or is reflected off different parts of it.

n : Glitter consists of tiny shining pieces of metal. It is glued to things for decorations.

n : You can use glitter to refer to superficial attractiveness or to the excitement connected with something.


27) musty

a : Something that is musty smells old and damp.


28) complete package

: to describe someone who is perfect with not only appearance but characteristics, intelligence, etc.


29) deploy

v : to deploy troops or military resources means to organize or position them so that they are ready to be used.


* Let me know if we get low on supplies.

* Did you remember to switch the whites to the dryer.

* She has good handwriting, she's complete package.


30) gloat

v : If someone is gloating, they are showing pleasure at their own success or at other people's failure in an arrogant and unpleasant way.


31) dud

a : Not working properly or not successful.

e.g> If you came over here to gloat, I already know it's a dud.


32) slip away

: to leave quietly without attracting attention. (=slip off)

e.g> I slipped away to my room to write some letters.

e.g> He managed to slip off alone for an hour.

: If a period of time slips away, it passes more quickly than you realize 

e.g> She could see here childhood slipping away.

: (from sb) to disappear ; to die or to stop existing.

e.g> He slipped away peacefully during the night.


33) pet

n : An animal you keep in your home to give you company and pleasure.

a : Someone's pet theory, project, or subject is one that they particularly support or like.

v : If you pet a person or animal, you touch them in an affectionate way.


34) suck

v : If you suck something, you hold it in your mouth, and pull at it with the muscles in your cheeks and tongue, for example in order to get liquid out of it.

v : If something sucks a liquid, gas, or object in a particular direction, it draws it there with a powerful force.

v : If you are sucked into a bad situation, you are unable to prevent yourself from becoming involved in it.

v : If someone says that something sucks, they are indicating that they think it's very bad.


35) suck in

v : to attract by using an inexorable force, inducement, etc.

v : to draw in (one's breath) sharply.

v : to deceive or defraud.


36) hit the road

: begin a journey.


37) gentrify

v : When a street or area is gentrified, it becomes a more expensive place to live because wealthy people move into the area and buy the houses where people with less money used to live.


38) join the club

: said as a reply to somebody who tells you their bad news when you are or have been in the same situation yourself ; an expression of sympathy.


39) come on strong(with somebody)

: make your feelings clear in an aggressive way.

e.g> Do you think I came on too strong at that meeting?


40) get-up

n : If you refer to a set of clothes as a get-up, you think that they are unusual or ridiculous.


41) mess with somebody

: to get involved with somebody who may react in a dangerous or violent way.

: to have or try to have a sexual relationship with somebody.


42) uninhibited

a : If you describe a person or their behaviour as uninhibited, you mean that they express their opinions and feelings openly, and behave as they want to, without worrying what other people think.


43) inhibit

v : If something inhibits an event or process, it prevents it or slows it down.

v : to inhibit someone from doing something means to prevent them from doing it.


44) inhibited

a : If you say that someone is inhibited, you mean they find it difficult to behave naturally and show their feelings, and that you think this is a bad thing.


45) slip something on

: to put clothes or shoes on quickly and easily.


46) bust

v : If you bust something, you break it or damage it so badly that it can't be used.

v : If someone is busted, the police arrest them.

v : If police bust a place, they go to it in order to arrest people who are doing something illegal.

a : A company or fund that is bust has no money left and has been forced to close down.


47) flipper

n : Flat pieces of rubber that you can wear on your feet to help you swim more quickly, especially underwater.

n : The flippers of an animal that lives in water, for example a seal or a penguin, are the two or four flat limbs which it uses for swimming.


48) one way or another

: in various different ways now considered together.


49) smother

v : If you smother a fire, you cover it with something to put it out.

v : to smother someone means to kill them by covering their face with something so that they can't breathe.

v : If you smother someone, you show your love for them too much and protect them too much.

v : If you smother an emotion or a reaction, you control it so that people do not notice it.

v : If an activity or process is smothered, it is prevented from continuing or developing.


50) proactive

a : Proactive actions are intended to cause changes, rather than just reacting to change.


51) sting

n,v : If a plant, animal, or insect stings you, a sharp part of it, usually covered with poison, is pushed into your skin so that you feel a sharp pain.

n,v : If a part of your body stings, or if a substance stings it, you feel a sharp pain there.

v : If someone's remarks sting you, they make you feel hurt and annoyed.



* She won't know what hit her

* Hot reptile chick, you know, probably has her own apartment and obviously okay touching gross stuff.

* Dylan's far too sophisticated to get sucked in by a single lady with tons of cool tatoos.

* I think it peed on me.

* I regularly drive through neighborhoods that have only recently been gentrified.

* Look, I came on strong with that whole funny guy bit

* Let's all tuck our pants into our socks, Avoid shady, moist places, Let's make a game of looking where we step

* If you had asked me before the party if I wanted there to be the chain reaction of disasters that led to luke breaking his arm, I probably would have said no.

Probably? 

Definitely not, would not want that

but one way or another Luke was the centre of attention on his birthday and the whole family was together. just the way it should be.





Modern Family S01 E08 - Great Expectations

English/Modern Family 2014. 7. 31. 11:22



Words


1) perm

n : If you have a perm, your hair is curled and treated with chemicals so that it stays curly for several months.

v : When a hair stylist perms someone's hair, they curl it and treat it with chemicals so that it stays curly for several months.


2) frame

v : If an object is framed by a particular thing, it is surrounded by that thing in a way that makes the object more striking or attractive to look at.


3) bureau

n : An office, organization, or government department that collects and distributes information.

n : An office of a company or organization which has its main office in another town or county.

n : A writing desk with shelves and drawers and a lid that opens to form the writing surface.

n : A chest of drawers.


4) inhibition

n : Feelings of fear or embarrassment that make it difficult for you to behave naturally.


5) The more, the merrier

: The more people or things there are, the better the situation will be or the more fun people will have.


6) sloppy

a : If you describe someone's work or activities as sloppy, you mean they have been done in a careless and lazy way.

a : If you describe someone or something as sloppy, you mean that they are sentimental and romantic.


7) bleach

v : If you bleach something, you use a chemical to make it white or pale in colour.

v : If the sun bleaches something, or something bleaches, its colour gets paler until it is almost white.

n: Bleach is a chemical that is used to make cloth white, or to clean things thoroughly and kill germs.


* pale

a : Very light in colour or almost white.


8) passion fruit

n : A small, round, brown, fruit that is produced by certain types of tropical flower.


9) daiquiri

n : A drink made with rum, lime, or lemon juice, sugar, and ice.


10) stinker

n : Someone who is very unpleasant or bad.


11) howdy = hello

howdy-do = how-d'ye do


12) take it down a notch

: instruction to an individual to regulate his or her level of enthusiasm.

e.g> Robert needs to take it down a notch with flirting.


13) back at you

: used to return a greeting or insult.


14) read it and weep

: When you want to give someone bad news, especially if that news is in written form.

e.g> How did I do on the test? / You failed, read it and weep.


15) musketeer

n : A soldier armed with a musket.


16) Cabo

: Abbreviation of, Cabo San Lucas/gloss, Cabo is a resort community in Mexico.


17) epic

a : Very large, and impressive.


18) slutting it up

: What one often does after a breakup, usually the end of a longterm, monogamous relationship, which involves promiscuous sex and/or sex play, with a variety of parents. Sometimes accompanied by malicious intent.

e.g> It's only been 2 weeks since I dumped my boyfriend and I've already slutted it up with two other people.


19) driving miss daisy

: driving with the white lady in the car, riding dirty with a quantity of cocaine in the vehicle.


20) squat

v : If you squat, you lower yourself towards the ground, balancing on your feet with your legs bent.

v : People who squat occupy an unused building or unused land without having a legal right to do so.

a : Short and thick, usually in an unattractive way.

n : An empty building that people are living in illegally, without paying any rent or any property tax.


21) mob

n : A large, disorganized, and often violent crowd of people.

n : People sometimes use the mob to refer in a disapproving way to the majority of people in a country or place, especially when these people are behaving in a violent or uncontrolled way.

n : People involved in organized crime as the Mob.

v : If you say that someone is being mobbed by a crowd people, you mean that the people are trying to talk to them or get near them in an enthusiastic or threatening way.


22) snog

v : If one person snogs another, they kiss and hold that person for a period of time. You can also say that two people are snogging.

e.g> I'm 15 and I've never snogged a girl.


23) complication

n : A problem or difficulty that makes a situation harder to deal with.

n : A medical problem that occurs as a result of another illness or disease.


24) downer

n : If you describe a situation as a downer, you think that it is very depressing.


25) back catalogue

n : A musical performer's back catalogue is the music when they recorded and released in the past rather than their latest recordings.


26) B-side

n : The B-side of a pop record has the less important or less popular song on it. Compare A-side.


27) warlock

n : A man who practices black magic ; sorcerer

n : A fortune-teller, conjuror, or magician.


* conjurer

n : A person who entertains people by doing magic tricks.


28) pay up

: to pay(money) promptly, in full, or on demand.

: to give somebody the money that you owe them, especially if you don't want to.


* on demand

: done or happening whenever somebody asks.

e.g> Feed the baby on demand.


29) segue

v : If something such as a piece of music or conversation segues into another piece of music or conversation, it changes into it or is followed by it without a break.


30) act out

: to reproduce (an idea, former event, etc) in actions, often by mimic.

: to express unconsciously (a repressed impulse or experience) in overt behaviour.


* potty training = toilet training

e.g> Most children are potty trained by 2yrs.


* at all = in any way ; to any degree


31) put one over on somebody

: to persuade somebody to accept something that is not true

: to trick somebody

: to show that you are better, stronger, etc. than somebody else by defeating them.

e.g> you try to put some over on me? you are going to lose.


32) fix

v : If you fix some food or a drink for someone, you make it or prepare it for them.

e.g> I will fix you a plate.


33) immerse

v : If you immerse yourself in something that you are doing, you become completely involved in it.

e.g> Since then I've lived alone and immersed myself in my career.

v : If something is immersed in a liquid, someone puts it into the liquid so that it's completely covered.

e.g> The electrodes are immersed in liquid.


* electrodes

n : A small piece of metal or other substance that is used to take an electric current to or from a source of power, a piece of equipment, or a living body.


34) stateside

a : in, from, or to the U.S.

e.g> The band are currently planning a series of stateside gigs.


35) brew

v : If a storm is brewing, large clouds are beginning to form and the sky is becoming dark because there is going to be a storm.

e.g> We'd seen the storm brewing when we were out in the boat.


36) decent

a : to describe something which is considered to be of an acceptable standard or quality.

a : to describe something which is morally correct or acceptable.

a : Decent people are honest and behave in a way that most people approve of.


37) rekindle

v : If something rekindles an interest, feeling, or thought that you used to have, it makes you think about it or feel it again.

v : If something rekindles an unpleasant situation, it makes the unpleasant situation happen again.




* Stop drilling you've stuck oil.

* I will spray you with the hose.

* I made my famous sloppy jays which are really sloppy joes.

* Somebody invites you over, the last thing you want to do is insult them.

* Light bulb went out, you don't change these right away, you never get around to it.

* That's why it's in a noodle.

* ~ now that you are the guys that always bring Lily.

* When we go to Cabo, we have to find a hotel with swim-up bar because this going back and forth to the bathroom is a fool's game.

* Let's at least acknowledge that things have changed between us.

* The year was 1991, America was immersed in Desert Storm, Meanwhile stateside another storm was brewing in my heart.

* Rekindles fires of a dying passion? Shot a ray of hope into this gloomy suburban lie?






Modern Family S01 E07 - En Garde

English/Modern Family 2014. 7. 1. 16:25




1. uncoordinated

a : If you describe someone as uncoordinated you mean that their movements are not smooth or controlled.

a : If you describe actions or plans as uncoordinated, you mean they are not well-orgarnized.


2. wreck

v : to wreck something means to completely destroy or ruin it.

v : If a ship is wrecked, it is damaged so much that it sinks or can no longer sail.

n : something such as a ship, car, plane, or building which has been destroyed, usually in an accident.

n : an accident in which a moving vehicle hits something and is damaged or destroyed.

n : If you someone is a wreck, you mean that they are very exhausted or unhealthy.


3. nerd (=geek)

n : If you say that someone is a nerd, you mean that they are stupid or ridiculous, especially because they wear unfashionable clothes or show too much interest in computers or science.


4. dork

n : If you say that someone is a dork, you think they dress badly in old-fashioned clothes and behave very awkwardly is social situations.


- I pride myself on shooting home films.

- You always just take things a little too far.


5. crib(=cat)

n : A bed for a small baby.


- No, biggie, your battery probably just statically defracticated.


6. static(statically)

a : something that is static does not move or change.

n : static or static electricity is electricity which can be caused by things rubbing against each other and which collects on things such as your body or metal objects.

n : If there is static on the radio or tv, you hear a series of loud noises which spoils the sound.


7. bug

v : If someone bugs a place, they hide tiny microphones in it which transmit what people are saying.

e.g> He heard that they were planning to bug his office.

v : If someone or something bugs you, they worry or annoy you.


8. drop the ball

: make a mistake and spoil something that you are responsible for

e.g.> And then, I guess that leaves Luke, we dropped the ball a little bit on that one.


- This means more to dad than it does to Manny.


9. get one's panties in a bunch.

: to become overwrought or unnecessarily upset over a trivial matter.

e.g.> Let's talk about why you got you panties in a bunch.


* overwrought

a : Someone who is overwrought is very upset and is behaving in an uncontrolled way.


10. yellow brick road

: A proverbial path to a Promised Land of one's hopes and dreams.


*proverbial

a : You use proverbial to show that you know the way you are describing something is one that is often used or is part of a popular saying.


- Seeing your dad so proud of Manny didn't stir up any resentment.


11. stir somebody/something up.

: to cause trouble, especially by making people feel strong emotions.

: to make somebody have a particular feeling or attitude.

: to make something such as sand or dust move around in water or air.


- You always do this, instead of letting your feelings out, you bury them, then they bubble up late in hurtful ways.


12. petty

a : you can use petty to describe things such as problems, rules, or arguments which you think are unimportant or relate to unimportant things.

a : If you describe someone's behaviour as petty, you mean that they care too much about small, unimportant things and perhaps that they are unnecessarily unkind.

a : petty is used of people or actions that one less important, serious, or great than others.


- geek (=nerd)


- We made a list of areas the boy might excel at


- rule something out

: If somebody rules something out, they decide that it's not possible, or that it can't or shouldn't happen.

: If something rules something out, it makes it impossible for something to happen, or makes something not suitable for a particular purpose.


- You rest that cannon while I run this down okay?


- running a 5k(5km)


- If you have butterflies in your stomach, or have butterflies, you are very nervous or excited about something.


- Defeating a woman will be a mark on my honor.


- That's really as loud as I can go!


13. squiggly

ad : squiggly lines are lines that bend and curl in an irregular way.


14. dud

a : not working properly or not successful.


15. rainmaker

n : a professional practitioner of ritual incantations or other actions intended to cause rain to fall.

n : an influential employee who creates a great deal of business or revenue for his or her firm.


16. clear the air

: remove the causes of disagreement, fear, doubts, etc. by talking about them honestly and openly.


17. humiliate

v : to say or do something which makes them feel ashamed or stupid.


18. recess

n : In a room, a recess is part of a wall which is built further back than the rest of the wall. Recesses are often used as a place to put furniture such as shelves.


19. recessed

a : If something such as a door or window is recessed, it is set into the wall that surrounds it.


20. till/until the cows come home

: for a long time, or forever


21. shoehorn

n : a piece of metal or plastic with a slight curve that you put in the back of your shoe so that your heel will go into the shoe easily.

v : If you shoehorn something into a tight place, you manage to get it in there even though it is difficult.

e.g.> Their cars are shoehorned into tiny spaces.


22. unitard

n : a skin-tight one-piece garment with long legs and sometimes long sleeves usually stopping at the wrists and ankles.


23. clingy

a : If you describe someone as clingy, you mean that they become very attached to people and depend on them too much.

a : Clingy clothes fit tightly round your body.


24. mortified

a : feeling extremely offended, ashamed, or embarrassed.


25. moment in the sun

: A brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.


- Guilt fades, hardware is forever.





Modern Family S01 E06 - Run for your wife

English/Modern Family 2014. 6. 20. 00:52






1) keep a journal

= keep a diary.


2) be behind (with something)

= to be late doing something, such as paying a bill, your rent, etc.


3) raccoon

n : a small animal that has dark-coloured fur with white stripes on its face and on its long tail. Raccoons live in forests in North and Central America and West Indies.


4) poncho

n : a piece of clothing that consists of a long piece of a material , usually wool, with a hole cut in the middle through which you put your head. Some ponchos have a hood.


5) burro

n : a donkey, especially one used as a pack animal.


6) pointy

a : something that is pointy has a point at one end.


7) shutterbug

n : a person who is really into taking photographs.


8) in demand

: wanted by many people ; popular


9) curb

v : If you curb something, you control it and keep it within limits.

v : If you curb and emotion or your behaviour, you keep it under control.

n : the raised edge of a pavement or sidewalk which seperates it from the road. (=kerb)


10) merge

v : If one thing merges wtih another, or is merged with another, they combine or come together to make one whole thing. You can also say that two things merge, or are merged.

v : If one sound, colour, or object merges into another, they first changes so gradually into the second that you do not notice the change.


11) hang by a thread/hair

: be in a very uncertain situation.


12) undermine

v : If you undermine something such as a feeling or a system, you make it less strong or less secure than it was before, often by a gradual process or by repeated efforts.

v : If you undermine someone or undermine their position or authority, you make their authority or position less secure, often by indirect methods.

v : If you undermine someone's effort or undermine their chances of achieving something, you behave in a way that makes them less likely to succeed.


13) log

n : a piece of a thick branch or of the trunk of a tree that has been cut so that it can be used for fuel or for making things.

n : an official written account of what happens each day, for example on board a ship.

v : If you log an event or fact, you record it officially in writing or on a computer.


14) daring

a : people who are daring are willing to do or say things which are new or which might shock or anger other people.

a : a daring person is willing to do things that might be dangerous.

n : daring is the courage to do things which might be dangerous or which might shock or anger other people.


15) be/go over the top

: (of a person) do something in a wild, excited or extreme way

: (of something) be unnecessarily extreme.


16) loosen up

: to become move relaxed and comfortable ; to make somebody feel like this.

: to relax your muscles or parts of the body, or make them relax, before taking exercise, etc.


17) judgemental

a : If you say that someone is judgemental, you are critical of them because they form opinions of people and situations very quickly, when it would be better for them to wait until they know more about the person or situation.


18) condescending

a : If you say that someone is condescending, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they talk or behave in a way which shows that they think they are superior to other people.


19) condescend

v : If someone condescends to do something, they agree to do it, but in a way which shows that they think they are better than other people and should not have to do it.

v : If you say that someone condescends to other people, you are showing your disapproval of the fact that they behave in a way which shows that they think they are superior to other people.


20) bonk

v : If two people bonk, they have sexual intercourse.


21) spontaneous

a : spontaneous acts are not planned or arranged, but are done because someone suddenly wants to do them.

a : a spontaneous event happens because of processes within something rather than being caused by things outside it.


22) getaway(get-away)

n : If someone makes a getaway, they leave a place quickly, especially after committing a crime or when trying to avoid someone.

n : A getaway is a short holiday somewhere.


23) open house

n : if you say that someone keeps open house, you mean that they welcome friends or visitors to their house whenever they arrive and allow them to stay for as long as they want to

n : An open house is a day on which members of the public are encouraged to visit a particular institution or place to see what it is like.


24) rudder

n : a device for steering a boat. It consists of a vertical piece of wood or metal at the back of the boat.

n : an aeroplane's rudder is a vertical piece of metal at the back which is used to make the plane turn to the right or to the left.


25) rudderless

a : a country or a person that is rudderless doesn't have a clear aim or a strong leader to follow.


26) sole

n : The sole of your foot or of a shoe or sock is the underneath surface of it.


27) look up to somebody

: to admire or respect somebody.


28) dodge a bullet

: to have a narrow escape ; to avoid injury, disaster, or some other undesirable situation.

e.g.> Did New Orleans dodge a bullet?


29) have been down this road before : have been there before

: know all about a situation because you have experienced it.


30) jaunty

a : if you describe someone or something as jaunty, you mean that they are full of confidence and energy.


31) flamboyant

a : if you say that someone or something is flamboyant, you mean that they are very noticeable, stylish, and exciting.


32) keep something, stay, etc, under wraps.

: keep something, stay, etc secret or hidden.

e.g.> Next year's event is still being kept under wraps.


33) jock

n : a young man who is enthusiastic about a particular sport and spends a lot of time playing it.


34) pick on

v : to select (someone) for something unpleasant, especially in order to bully, blame, or cause to perform a distasteful task.


35) torment

n : extreme suffering, usually mental suffering.

n : something that causes extreme suffering, usually mental suffering.

v : If something torments you, it causes you extreme mental suffering.

v : If you torment a person or animal, you annoy them in a playful, rather cruel way for your own amusement.


36) rip/tear the heart out of something.

: destroy the most important part of aspect of something

e.g.> Protectors say that closing the factory will tear the heart out of the local economy.


37) cape

n: a large piece of land that sticks out into the sea from the coast.

n : a short cloak.


38) muscular

a : involving or affecting your muscles.

a : If a person or their body is muscular, they are very fit and strong, and have firm muscles which are not covered with a lot of fat.

e.g.> Like most female athelets, she was lean and muscular.


39) top bunk

40) bunk

n : a bed that is fixed to a wall, especially in a ship or caravan.

n : If you describe something as bunk, you think it is foolish or untrue.


41) once and for all

: finally and definitely


42) on call

: available for duty if needed.

e.g.> Our qualified staff are on call 24 hours a day should you need any technical support.


43) bump

n : the action or the dull sound of two heavy objects hitting each other.

n : a minor injury or swelling that you get if you bump into something or if something hits you.

n : a bump on a road is a raised, uneven part.


44) doorjamb(=doorpost)

n : one of the two vertical member forming the sides of a doorframe.


45) ghetto fabulous

a : (of fashion) characterized by gaudy, extravagant, and often sexually alluring clothes.


46) gaudy

a : very brightly-coloured and showy.


47) extravagant

a : someone spends more money than they can afford or uses more of something than is reasonable.

a : something costs more money than you can afford or uses more of something than is reasonable.

a : extravagant behaviour is extreme behaviour that is often done for a particular effect.

a : extravagant claims or ideas are unrealistic or impractical


48) alluring

a : very attractive


49) solid food = foods for baby


50) pho

n : a Vietnamese noodle soup.


51) survive

v : If a person or living thing survives in a dangerous situation such as an accident or an illness, they do not die.

v : If you survive someone, you continue to live after they have died.

e.g.> Most women will survive their spouses.


52) pull out

v : to extract

v : to depart

v : to withdraw or escape or be withdrawn or rescued, as from a difficult situation.

v : to draw away from the side of the road.

to draw out from behind another vehicle to overtake.

v : to abandon a position or situation, especially a dangerous or embarrassing one.

v : to level out or cause to level out.


n : pull-out an extra leaf of a book that folds out.

n : a removable section of a magazine, etc.

n : a flight manoeuvre during which an aircraft levels out after a dive.

n : a withdrawl from a position or situation, especially a dangerous or embarrassing one.


53) darn it!

: a mild swear.


54) light up

v : to light a cigarette, pipe, etc.

v : to illuminate or cause to illuminate.

v : to make or become cheerful or animated.


55) crank

n : If you call someone a crank, you think their ideas or behaviour are strange.

n : a device that you turn in order to make something move.

v : If you crank an engine or machine, you make it move or function, especially by turning a handle.


56) mashup

n : a piece of recorded or live music in which a producer or DJ blends together two or more tracks, often of contrasting genres.

n : a hybrid website that collates and displays information taken from various other online sources.


57) school

v : If you school someone in something, you train or educate them to have a certain skill, type of behaviour, or way of thinking.

v : to school a child means to educate him or her.

v : If you school a horse, you train it so that it can be ridden in races or competitions.


58) lame

a : If someone is lame, they are unable to walk properly because of damage to one or both of their legs.

a : If you describe something, for example an excuse, argument, or remark, as lame, you mean that it is poor or weak.


59) womb

n : A woman's womb is the part inside her body where a baby grows before it is born.


60) cocky

n : someone is so confident and sure of their abilities that they annoy other people.


61) have something down pat

: fully understand/know something.





Modern Family S01 E05 - Coal Digger

English/Modern Family 2014. 6. 6. 16:34







1) the first(last) inside cover page


2) spike

n : A long piece of metal with a sharp point.

n : Any long pointed object can be referred to as a spike

n : If there is a spike in the price, volume, or amount of something, the price, volume, or amount of it suddenly increases.

n : Spikes are a pair of sports shoes with pointed pieces of metal attached to the soles. They help runners' feet to grip the ground when they are running.

v : to decide not to publish an article in a newspaper.

v : to make a drink stronger by adding alcohol, or to add flavour or interest to something.

v : In the sport of volleyball, to hit the ball so that it goes almost straight down on the other side of the net.

v : to push a sharp point into something or someone.

v : to rise to a higher amount, price, or level, usually before going down again.


3) fountain pen

n : a pen which uses ink that you have drawn up inside it from a bottle.


4) adept

a : Someone who is adept at something can do it skillfully

e.g> He is usually very adept at keeping his private life out of the media.


5) sack

n : a large bag


6) jagged

a : Something that is jagged has a rough, uneven shape or edge with lots of sharp points.


7) menace

n : If you say that someone or something is a menace to other people or things, you mean that person or thing is likely to cause serious harm.

n : You can refer to someone or something as a menace when you want to say that they cause you trouble or annoyance.

n : A quality or atmosphere that gives you the feeling that you are in danger or that someone wants to harm you.

n : If you say that one thing menaces another, you mean that the first thing is likely to cause the second thing serious harm.

v : If you are menaced by someone, they threaten to harm you.


8) sleep on it

 : not  make a decision until the following day so that you can have more time to think about it.

e.g> If you are not sure what to do, sleep on it and give us your decision tomorrow.


9) shove

v : If you shove someone or something, you push hem with a quick, violent movement.

v : If you shove something somewhere, you push it there quickly and carelessly.

ph : If you talk about what you think will happen if push comes to shove, you are talking about what you think will happen if a situation becomes very bad or difficult.


10) aftershave

n : a liquid with a pleasant smell that men sometimes put on their faces after shaving.


11) sweep something under the rug(carpet)

 : hide something which might cause trouble, or which you do not want other people to know.

e.g> They always sweep their problems under the rug and never want to discuss them.


12) pageantry

n : People use pageantry to refer to the colourful and formal things that are done for special official or royal occasions, for example, the wearing of special clothes and the playing of special music.


13) mascot

n : an animal, toy, or symbol which is associated with a particular organization or event, and which is thought to bring good luck.


14) ascot

n : a cravat with square ends, usually secured with an ornamental stud.


15) cravat

n : a piece of folded cloth which a man wears wrapped around his neck.


16) stud

n : small pieces of meal which are attached to a surface for decoration.


17) gramps = grandfather


18) bring it on

 : used to say that you are happy that a difficult or challenging situation is coming because you are sure that you can overcome it.


19) huddle up

 : to press yourself into a small space for warmth or protection.


20) in the light of something (in light of)

: after considering something

 e.g> In light of what you have just told me, I am prepared to increase your loan to 5,000.


21) den

n : the home of certain types of wild animals such as lions or foxes.

n : a quiet room in your house where you can go to study, work, or carry on a hobby without being disturbed.

n : a secret place where people meet, usually for a dishonest purpose.

n : If you describe a place as a den of a particular type of bad or illegal behaviour, you mean that a lot of that type of behaviour goes on there.

 e.g> The one-bedroomed flat that was to become his den of savage debauchery.


22) debauchery

n : you use debauchery to refer to the drinking of alcohol or to sexual activity if you disapprove of it or regard it as excessive.


23) savage

a : someone or something that is savage is extremely cruel, violent, and uncontrolled.

n : If you refer to people as savages, you dislike them because you think that they do not have an advanced society and are violent.

v : If someone is savaged by a dog, or other animal, the animal attacks them violently.

v : If someone or something that they have done is savaged by another person, that person criticizes them severely.


24) linebacker

n : In American football, a linebacker is a player who tries to stop members of the other team from scoring by trackling them.


25) roustabout

n : an unskilled worker, especially one who works in a port or at an oil well.


26) patch something up

 : to repair something, especially quickly or temporarily

 : to end an argument or disagreement with somebody and be friends again

 : to agree on something, especially after long discussions and even though the result is not as good as hoped


27) coal

n : a hard black substance that is extracted from the ground and burned as fuel.

n : coals are burning pieces of coal.


28) lumpy

a : something that is lumpy contains lumps or is covered with lumps.


29) lump

n : A lump of something is a solid piece of it.

n : A lump on or in someone's body is a small, hard swelling that has been caused by an injury or an illness.

n : A lump of sugar is a small cube of it.

* lump in someone's throat means you have a tight feeling in your throat because of a strong emotion such as sorrow or gratitude.

 e.g> I stood there with a lump in my throat and tried to fight back tears.


30) rug

n : a piece of thick material that you put on a floor. It is like a carpet but covers a smaller area.

n : a small blanket which you use to cover your shoulders or your knees to keep them warm.

ph : someone pulls the rug from under a person or thing / someone pulls the rug from under someone's feet, which means they stop giving their help or support.

 e.g> If the banks opt to pull the rug from under the ill-fated project, it will go into liquidation.


31) sweep

v : If you sweep an area of floor or ground, you push dirt or rubbish off it using a brush with a long handle.

v : If you sweep things off something, you push them off with a quick smooth movement of your arm.

v : If someone with long hair sweeps their hair into a particular style, they put it into that style.

v : If your arm or hand sweeps in a particular direction, or if you sweep it there, it moves quickly and smoothly in that direction.

v : If someone makes a sweep of a place, they search it, usually because they are looking for people who are hiding or for an illegal activity.

 e.g> Two of the soldiers swiftly began making a sweep of the premises.

v : If wind, a stormy sea, or another strong force sweeps someone or something along, it moves them quickly along.

 e.g> Suddenly, she was swept along by the crowd.

v : If you are swept somewhere, you are taken there very quickly.

v : If something sweeps from one place to another, it moves there extremely quickly.

v : If events, ideas, or beliefs sweep through a place, they spread quickly through it.

 e.g> A flu epidemic is sweeping through Moscow.

v : If someone sweeps into a place, they walk into it in a proud, confident way, often when they are angry.

v : If a person or group sweeps an election or sweeps to victory, they win the election easily.


32) trip

n : a journey that you make to a particular place.

n : If you say that someone is, for example, on a power trip, a guilt trip, or a nostalgia trip, you mean that their behaviour is motivated by power, guilt, or nostalgia.

n : an experience that someone has when their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD.

v : If you trip when you are walking, you knock your foot against something and fall or nearly fall.

v : If you trip someone who is walking or running, you put your foot or something else in front of them, so that they knock their own foot against it and fall or nearly fall.

v : If someone is tripping, they are having an experience in which their mind is affected by a drug such as LSD.

v : If someone trips somewhere, they walk there with light, quick steps.


33) hazard

n : something which could be dangerous to you, your health or safety, or your plans or reputation.

v : If you hazard someone or something, you put them into a situation which might be dangerous for them.

v : If you hazard or if you hazard a guess, you make a suggestion about something which is only a guess and which you know might be wrong.

 e.g> I would hazard a guess that they will do fairly well in the next election.


34) blink

v : when you blink or when you blink your eyes, you shut your eyes and very quickly open them again.

v : when a light blinks, it flashes on and off.

ph : If a machine goes on the blink, it stops working properly.

 e.g> an old TV that is on the blink.


35) happen to believe = believe


36) overtime

n : time that you spend doing your job in addition to your normal working hours.

n : an additional period of time that is added to the end of a sports match in which the two teams are level, as a way of allowing one of the teams to win.


37) golden

a : golden is bright yellow in colour.

a : golden things are made of gold.

a : If you describe something as golden, you mean it is wonderful because it is likely to be successful and rewarding, or because it is the best of its kind.

ph : If you refer to a man as a golden boy or a woman as golden girl, you mean that they are especially popular and successful.


38) torn

a) If you are torn between two or more things, you can't decide which to choose, and so you feel anxious or troubled.

 e.g> Robb is torn between becoming a doctor and a career in athletics.


39) for the record

 : so that the facts should be recorded or remembered correctly.

 e.g> I'd like to state, just for the record, that I disagree with the committee's decision.


40) kit and caboodle

 : everything entirely, the whole lot.


41) lowball

n : a game of poker in which the player with the lowest hand wins

n : a very low estimate or offer.

v : to make a very low estimate or offer for (a service, product, company, etc.)


42) touchy

a : If you describe someone as touchy, you mean that they are easily upset, offended, or irritated.

a : If you say that something is a touchy subject, you mean that it is a subject that needs to be dealt with carefully and in a sensitive way, because it might upset or offend people.

 e.g> the touchy question of political reform.


43) kick something in

 : to break something and move it fall by kicking it.

 e.g> They had kicked the front door in.


44) flap

v : If something such as a piece of cloth or paper flaps or if you flap it, it moves quickly up and down or from side to side.

v : If a bird or insect flaps its wings or if its wings flap, the wings move quickly up and down.

v : If you flap your arms, you move them quickly up and down as if they were the wings of a bird.

n : A flap of cloth or skin, for example, is a flat piece of it that can move freely up and down or from side to side because it is held or attached by only one edge.

 e.g> He drew back the tent flap and strode out into the blizzard.

n : A flap on the wing of an aircraft is an area along the edge of the wing that can be raised or lowered to control the movement of the aircraft.


45) fall off

v : to drop unintentionally to the ground from (a high object, bicycle, etc), especially after losing one's balance.

v : to diminish in size, intensity, etc ; decline or weaken.

v : to allow or cause a vessel to sail downwind of her former heading.

n : fall-off a decline or drop.


46) go (and) jump in a/the lake

 : used to tell somebody in a rude way to go away or to stop doing something.


47) fumble

v : If you fumble for something or fumble with something, you try and reach for it or hold it in a clumsy way.

v : when you are trying to say something, if you fumble for the right words, you speak in a clumsy and unclear way.


48) clumsy

a : A clumsy person moves or handles things in a careless, awkward way, so that things are knocked over or broken.

a : A clumsy action or statement is not skillful or is likely to upset people.


49) snap

v : If something snap or if you snap it, it breaks suddenly, usually with a sharp cracking noise.

v : If you snap something into a particular position, or if it snaps into that position, it moves quickly into that position, with a sharp sound.

v : If you snap your fingers, you make a sharp sound by moving your middle finger quickly across your thumb, for example in order to accompany music or to order someone to do something.

v : If someone snaps at you, they speak to you in a sharp, unfriendly way.

v : If someone snaps, or if something snaps inside them, they suddenly stop being calm and become very angry because the situation has become too tense or too difficult for them.

 e.g> He finally snapped when she prevented their children from visiting him one weekend.

v : If an animal such as a dog snaps at you, it opens and shuts its jaws quickly near you, as if it were going to bite you.

v : If you snap someone or something, you take a photograph of them.

a : A snap decision or action is one that is taken suddenly, often without careful thought.

n : A snap is a photograph.


50) block something/somebody out

 : to avoid remembering somebody/something or thinking about somebody/something, especially something unpleasant.