General English

  • adjective very worried or unhappy
  • noun a slight illness because of something you have eaten or drunk
  • verb to make someone worried or unhappy
  • verb to knock something over


  • To make an object or part of an object shorter and thicker by hammering on its end.
  • A flaw in timber caused by a heavy blow or impact that splits fibers across the grain.
  • In welding, an increase in volume at the point of the weld caused by applied pressure.


  • noun an unexpected result, e.g. in an election


  • noun an unexpected result in a sports contest
  • verb to defeat an opponent unexpectedly