endanger verb [T]
UK /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒər/ US /ɪnˈdeɪn.dʒɚ/
› to put someone or something at risk or in danger of being harmed, damaged, or destroyed:He would never do anything to endanger the lives of his children.We must be careful not to do anything that might endanger the economic recovery.
UK strong /pɜːr/ weak /pər/ US /pɝː/ /pɚ/
A2 used when expressing rates, prices, or measurements to mean “for each”:The meal will cost $20 per person.The car was travelling at 70 miles per hour (70 mph).There are more cafés per square mile here than anywhere else in the country.
accustom yourself to sth
— phrasal verb with accustom UK /əˈkʌs.təm/ US /əˈkʌs.təm/ verb
› to make yourself familiar with new conditions:It’ll take time for me to accustom myself to the changes.
get through sth
— phrasal verb with get UK /ɡet/ US /ɡet/ verb(present participle getting, past tense got, past participle got or USusually gotten)
appreciate verb (VALUE)
B2 to recognize how good someone or something is and to value him, her, or it:There’s no point buying him expensive wines – he doesn’t appreciate them.C2 [T] to understand a situation and realize that it is important:We appreciate the need for immediate action.[+ that] I appreciate that it’s a difficult decision for you to make.
detest verb [T not continuous]
› to hate someone or something very much:I detest any kind of cruelty.[+ -ing verb] I detest having to get up when it’s dark outside.her detested older brother
mind verb (BE ANNOYED)
A2 [I or T] (used in questions and negatives) to be annoyed or worried by something:Do you think he’d mind if I borrowed his book?[+ -ing verb] I don’t mind having a dog in the house so long as it’s clean.informal I wouldn’t mind (= I would like) something to eat, if that’s OK.Would you mind turning (= please turn) your radio down a little please?Do you mind if I (= may I) put the TV on?[+ obj + -ing verb ] Do you mind me smoking?[+ question word] I don’t mind what you wear so long as it’s not that awful pink shirt.I’d rather stay in tonight, if you don’t mind.mainly UK “Would you like tea or coffee?” “I don’t mind – either.”
admit verb (ACCEPT)
B1 [T or I] to agree that something is true, especially unwillingly:He admitted his guilt/mistake.[+ (that)] She admitted (that) she had made a mistake.[+ -ing verb] She admitted making a mistake.At first he denied stealing the money but he later admitted (to) it.I wasn’t entirely honest with him, I admit.[+ to infinitive] The new law was generally admitted to be difficultto enforce.