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  • To be pleased to do a thing — Please Please, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pleased}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Pleasing}.] [OE. plesen, OF. plaisir, fr. L. placere, akin to placare to reconcile. Cf. {Complacent}, {Placable}, {Placid}, {Plea}, {Plead}, {Pleasure}.] 1. To give pleasure to; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To do grace — Grace Grace (gr[=a]s), n. [F. gr[^a]ce, L. gratia, from gratus beloved, dear, agreeable; perh. akin to Gr. ? to rejoice, cha ris favor, grace, Skr. hary to desire, and E. yearn. Cf. {Grateful}, {Gratis}.] 1. The exercise of love, kindness, mercy …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • That Thing You Do! — Theatrical release poster Directed by Tom Hanks Produced by …   Wikipedia

  • thing — noun 1 used instead of the name of an object ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, essential ▪ I need to buy a few basic things like bread and milk. VERB + THING ▪ make ▪ He make …   Collocations dictionary

  • thing — n. 1 a material or non material entity, idea, action, etc., that is or may be thought about or perceived. 2 an inanimate material object (take that thing away). 3 an unspecified object or item (have a few things to buy). 4 an act, idea, or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • proper */*/*/ — UK [ˈprɒpə(r)] / US [ˈprɑpər] adjective 1) [only before noun] suitable for the purpose or situation You have to have the proper tools for the job. That s not the proper way to do it! The problem was they didn t have a proper place to rehearse.… …   English dictionary

  • proper — prop|er [ prapər ] adjective ** ▸ 1 appropriate ▸ 2 moral ▸ 3 considered real/serious ▸ 4 behaving politely ▸ 5 in its most exact sense ▸ 6 complete in every detail ▸ 7 of particular type 1. ) only before noun appropriate for the purpose or… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • do — do1 [ du ] (3rd person singular does [ weak dəz, strong dʌz ] ; past tense did [ dıd ] ; past participle done [ dʌn ] ) verb *** Do can be used in the following ways: as an auxiliary verb, especially for forming questions and negatives in the… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • proper — prop|er1 W2S1 [ˈprɔpə US ˈpra:pər] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: propre, from Latin proprius own ] 1.) [only before noun] right, suitable, or correct ▪ Everything was in its proper place (=where it should be) . ▪ the proper way to… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • proper — properly, adv. properness, n. /prop euhr/, adj. 1. adapted or appropriate to the purpose or circumstances; fit; suitable: the proper time to plant strawberries. 2. conforming to established standards of behavior or manners; correct or decorous: a …   Universalium

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