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  ( men    plural)   ( mans    3rd person present)   ( manning    present participle)   ( manned    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   A man is an adult male human being.  
He had not expected the young man to reappear before evening..., I have always regarded him as a man of integrity., ...the thousands of men, women and children who are facing starvation.     
2       n-var   Man and men are sometimes used to refer to all human beings, including both males and females. Some people dislike this use.  
The chick initially has no fear of man...     
3       n-count   If you say that a man is, for example, a gambling man or an outdoors man, you mean that he likes gambling or outdoor activities.  
supp N  
Are you a gambling man, Mr Graham?...     
4       n-count   If you say that a man is, for example, a London man or an Oxford man, you mean that he comes from London or Oxford, or went to university there.  
n-proper N  
...as the Stockport man collected his winnings...     
5       n-count   If you refer to a particular company's or organization's man, you mean a man who works for or represents that company or organization.     (JOURNALISM)   poss N  
...the Daily Telegraph's man in Abu Dhabi.     
6       n-sing   Some people refer to a woman's husband, lover, or boyfriend as her man.  
INFORMAL   poss N  
...if they see your man cuddle you in the kitchen or living room.     
7       n-voc   In very informal social situations, man is sometimes used as a greeting or form of address to a man.,   (formulae)    Hey wow, man! Where d'you get those boots?     
8       verb   If you man something such as a place or machine, you operate it or are in charge of it.  
...the person manning the phone at the complaints department...      V n  
The station is seldom manned in the evening.      V n  
    ladies' man  
    no-man's land  
10    If you say that a man is man enough to do something, you mean that he has the necessary courage or ability to do it.  
man enough to/for      phrase   v-link PHR  
I told him that he should be man enough to admit he had done wrong...     
11    If you describe a man as a man's man, you mean that he has qualities which make him popular with other men rather than with women.  
a man's man      phrase   v-link PHR  
12    If you say that a man is his own man   , you approve of the fact that he makes his decisions and his plans himself, and does not depend on other people.      
own man             phrase   V inflects     (approval)    Be your own man. Make up your own mind...     
13    If you say that a group of men are, do, or think something to a man, you are emphasizing that every one of them is, does, or thinks that thing.  
to a man      phrase   PHR with v     (emphasis)    To a man, the surveyors blamed the government...     
14    A man-to-man conversation or meeting takes place between two men, especially two men who meet to discuss a serious personal matter.  
man to man      phrase   PHR n, PHR after v  
He called me to his office for a man-to-man talk..., Me and Ben should sort this out man to man.     
    the man in the street  
    man of the world  
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own     ( owns    3rd person present)   ( owning    present participle)   ( owned    past tense & past participle  )
1       adj   You use own to indicate that something belongs to a particular person or thing.  
poss ADJ  
My wife decided I should have my own shop..., He could no longer trust his own judgement..., His office had its own private entrance.     
      Own is also a pronoun., pron   poss PRON  
He saw the Major's face a few inches from his own.     
2       adj   You use own to indicate that something is used by, or is characteristic of, only one person, thing, or group.  
poss ADJ  
Jennifer insisted on her own room..., I let her tell me about it in her own way..., Each nation has its own peculiarities when it comes to doing business.     
      Own is also a pronoun., pron   poss PRON  
This young lady has a sense of style that is very much her own.     
3       adj   You use own to indicate that someone does something without any help from other people.  
poss ADJ  
They enjoy making their own decisions..., He'll have to make his own arrangements.     
      Own is also a pronoun., pron   poss PRON  
There's no career structure, you have to create your own.     
4       verb   If you own something, it is your property.  
His father owns a local pub...      V n  
5    If you have something you can call your own, it belongs only to you, rather than being controlled by or shared with someone else.  
to call sth your own      phrase  
I would like a place I could call my own.     
6    If someone or something comes into their own, they become very successful or start to perform very well because the circumstances are right.  
come into one's/its own      phrase   V inflects  
The goalkeeper came into his own with a series of brilliant saves...     
7    If you get your own back on someone, you have your revenge on them because of something bad that they have done to you.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
to get your own back      phrase   V inflects, oft PHR on n  
Renshaw reveals 20 bizarre ways in which women have got their own back on former loved ones.     
8    If you say that someone has a particular thing of their own, you mean that that thing belongs or relates to them, rather than to other people.  
of one's own      phrase   n PHR  
He set out in search of ideas for starting a company of his own.     
9    If someone or something has a particular quality or characteristic of their own, that quality or characteristic is especially theirs, rather than being shared by other things or people of that type.  
of one's own/all of one's own      phrase   n PHR  
The cries of the seagulls gave this part of the harbour a fascinating character all of its own.     
10    When you are on your own, you are alone.  
on one's own      phrase   PHR after v, v-link PHR   (=alone)  
He lives on his own..., I told him how scared I was of being on my own...     
11    If you do something on your own, you do it without any help from other people.  
on one's own      phrase   PHR after v  
I work best on my own., ...the jobs your child can do on her own.     
    to hold your own  
    hold   own up      phrasal verb   If you own up to something wrong that you have done, you admit that you did it.   (=admit)  
The headmaster is waiting for someone to own up...      V P  
Last year my husband owned up to a secret affair with his secretary.      V P to n/-ing  

own brand        ( own brands    plural  ) Own brands are products which have the trademark or label of the shop which sells them, especially a supermarket chain. They are normally cheaper than other popular brands.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
This range is substantially cheaper than any of the other own brands available., ...own-brand cola.     
own goal        ( own goals    plural  )
1       n-count   In sport, if someone scores anown goal, they accidentally score a goal for the team they are playing against.  
  (BRIT)   usu sing  
2       n-count   If a course of action that someone takes harms their own interests, you can refer to it as anown goal.  
  (BRIT)   usu sing  
Because of the legislation I could not employ a woman. Women have made themselves unemployable. They have scored an own goal.     
own label        ( own labels    plural  ) Own label is the same as own brand.     (BUSINESS)      n-count  
People will trade down to own labels which are cheaper.     

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1    individual, particular, personal, private  
2    on one's own      alone, by oneself, by one's own efforts, independently, isolated, left to one's own devices, off one's own bat, on one's tod     (Brit. slang)   singly, (standing) on one's own two feet, unaided, unassisted, under one's own steam  
3    hold one's own      compete, keep going, keep one's end up, keep one's head above water, maintain one's position  
4    be in possession of, be responsible for, enjoy, have, hold, keep, possess, retain  
5    own up (to)      admit, come clean (about), come out of the closet     (informal)   confess, cough     (slang)   'fess up     (U.S.)   make a clean breast of, tell the truth (about)  
6    acknowledge, admit, allow, allow to be valid, avow, concede, confess, disclose, go along with, grant, recognize  

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own up, own brand, own goal, own label

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expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
someone who is providing advice and support for his mate when it comes to potential relationships/partners
to face a situation courageously
be a man
older woman having a relation with a younger man
to show in an improper or selfish way that you are happy with your own success or another person's failure
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
money paid to someone because they have suffered injury or loss, or because what they own has been damaged
[US] She received a compensation from the government for the damage caused to her property.
money that is paid because someone suffered from a loss of what they own (such as injury)
When you are responsible for someone's serious injury, I think you should pay compensation to that person.
when a person kills someone then takes their own life it is referred to as a murder suicide
expression used to point out that one will eventually face the consequences of his own actions
a younger man involved in a relationship with an older woman
= the target of a "cougar"
handsome young man kept by a much older woman for the purpose of sexual favors and/or as a companion.
British slang
not to be able to act like a man, be a pussy
Someone (usually a young man) who tries unsuccessfully to be funny by making lame jokes and doing stupid things
US English, colloquial
attitude or practise whereby a man, either sitting at the table, on a sofa or in public transportation, adopts a spread position notably splaying his legs wide apart in such a way as to encroach on an adjacent seat and deny space to the person sitting or wanting to sit next to him
Ex: I become upset and irritated seeing all that manspreading in the subway and buses during rush hours and more generally by that growing lack of civil vertue everywhere.
a man of good breeding, well-behaved, courteous, polite who behaves like a gentleman
a person, generally a man, dedicated to improving his skills in attracting and seducing the other sex
Other spelling : Pickup artist The use of "pick up" in this context comes from American slang and means becoming acquainted with, esp. with a view to having sexual relations
Marriage between a man of royal or noble birth and a woman of lesser status, with the stipulation that wife and children have no claims to his titles or possessions or dignity. Still common at the beginning of the 20th C., the practice is now rare. Syn. Morganatic marriage, marriage of the left hand
[Hist.] So-called, because at the nuptial ceremony the husband gives his left hand to the bride, rather than his right, when saying, “I take thee for my wedded wife.”
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