Definitions and samples

  • approach (v.) come near or nearer to


- As I approached the house, I noticed a light on upstairs.

  • detect (v.) find out; discover


- From her voice it was easy to detect that Ellen was frightened.

  • defect (n.) fault; that which is wrong


- The villain was caught because his plan had many defects.

  • employee (n.) a person who works for pay


- Joey wanted to go into business for himself and stop being an employee.

  • neglect (v.) give too little care or attention to


- I'm afraid I've rather neglected my studies this week.