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anaconda a very large snake found in South America. Anacondas are not poisonous but kill other animals by squeezing them until they cannot breathe. Anacondas can grow to over twenty feet long.
applesauce a sweet sauce made by cooking apples until they are soft.
assembly line a way of putting together a product in a factory by moving it along a line of workers. Each worker adds or adjusts a part until the product is finished.
as yet up until now.
bison a very large mammal with a large head, humped shoulders, and short curved horns. Bison used to roam the plains of North America in large herds, but they were hunted until they were almost extinct. North American bison are also called buffalo, but they are not related to the true buffalo of Africa and Asia. Bison have hooves and are closely related to cattle. Bison eat only plants and chew their cud. [1/2 definitions]
boa constrictor a large snake that lives in the tropical areas of Central and South America. Boa constrictors are pale brown with darker marks and are not poisonous. They kill their prey by winding around it and squeezing it until it cannot breathe.
boil over to boil until the liquid flows out of a container.
caramel sugar that is heated until it melts and turns brown. Caramel is used to color and flavor foods. [1/2 definitions]
carry out to do; to work on until finished. [1/3 definitions]
charge to put off payment for until a later date; pay for with a credit card. [1/12 definitions]
chin to pull up from a hanging position to an overhead bar until the chin is level with the bar. [1/2 definitions]
chip1 a very thin slice of food that has been baked or fried until crisp. Chips are often eaten as a snack. [1/6 definitions]
c.o.d. an abbreviation for "collect on delivery," or "cash on delivery." Ordering an item c.o.d. means that payment is not required until the goods arrive.
constrictor a snake that kills its prey by winding around it and squeezing it until it can not breathe. Pythons, boa constrictors, and anacondas are constrictors.
cream to beat something until it is as smooth as cream. [1/6 definitions]
credit the right to buy things at the present time and not pay until later. Having credit often depends on one's reputation for paying one's debt. [1/7 definitions]
Czechoslovakia a country in Central Europe until 1993. Czechoslovakia is now divided into two countries, the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
Czech Republic a country in Central Europe. The Czech Republic was part of Czechoslovakia until 1993. Prague is the capital of the Czech Republic.
defer1 to not do until later; put off; delay.
delay to put off until a later time. [2/6 definitions]
detention the detaining of someone for a short time, either as punishment or until a trial can be held.