Intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive.
‘a didactic novel that set out to expose social injustice’
'didactic training is generally inferior to hands on, experiential learning' englishUWorld step2CK HirotoShishido
Make continual twisting, squirming movements or contortions of the body.
‘he writhed in agony on the ground’
‘The patient writhes and inconsolable on deep palpation of the lower abdomen’ (testicular torsion) english HirotoShishido
the final nail in the coffinan event that causes the failure of something that had already started to fail: This latest evidence could be the final nail in the coffin for Jackson's case. english HirotoShishido
Decide not to proceed with (a project or plan), either temporarily or permanently.
'plans to reopen the school have been shelved'
'September school start in Japan shelved until 2021 or later' english HirotoShishido
informal (with negative)
Used for emphasis.
‘there was no earthly reason why she should not come too’
'I have no earthly idea' english HirotoShishido
pitchThrow roughly or casually.
‘he crumpled the page up and pitched it into the fireplace’
'And if this is such a slum dunk, why didn't you picth it to Fring?' english HirotoShishido
Having or displaying a friendly and pleasant manner.
‘the amiable young man greeted me enthusiastically’ english HirotoShishido
court disaster: to risk a very bad result
'Anyone who refuses to evacuate is courting disaster.'
'shipping internationally seems like, courting disaster' english HirotoShishido