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    it s a damn cold night

    what does ''damn'' mean in this phrase?

    and: trying to figure out this life
    what does ''figure out " mean?

    what doessweat out mean?

    sometimes i fix things up and they fall apart again.
    what does fix up mean? and fall apart too.

    Thank you!!

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    Re: it s a damn cold night

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    what does ''damn'' mean in this phrase?

    ...
    It's an intensifier; it's also informal - normally used between friends. So as well as intensifying 'cold', it might also imply something about a relationship of friendliness between the speaker and the audience.

    For the rest, try UE's own list of English Phrasal Verbs - UsingEnglish.com.

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    Re: it s a damn cold night

    Quote Originally Posted by julianna View Post
    what does ''damn'' mean in this phrase?

    and: trying to figure out this life
    what does ''figure out " mean?

    what doessweat out mean?

    sometimes i fix things up and they fall apart again.
    what does fix up mean? and fall apart too.

    Thank you!!
    and: trying to figure out this life
    what does ''figure out " mean? - to understand something - understand how something functions

    what does sweat it out mean? - endure a difficult time or situation

    sometimes i fix things up and they fall apart again.

    what does fix up mean? and fall apart too. - fix up - repair | fall apart again - break again or return to a bad or poor condition again
    Last edited by PROESL; 15-Aug-2009 at 20:59.

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