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    The meaning of DESPERATE

    Hi! How is it going?. My question is:

    Can I use the adjective "desperate" with the noun "yell" to mean
    extreme yells in someone who is shouting aloud because he/she is in danger?
    If not, which one do you propose?

    Ex: I heard his DESPERATE yells and I rushed to call the police.

    Thanks a lot!


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    Re: The meaning of DESPERATE

    Yes,desperate is an adjective you can use when you are out of resources or means to reach a goal/purpose you are aiming for/at...when everything else has failed,when a situation is hopeless and no one else can help,then we say someone is desperate to do a last resort.

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