Academic 19: couch, cover, cupboard, customer, dangerous

1. couch

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A long upholstered piece of furniture for several people to sit on.
– Example:
+ I sat in an armchair and they sat on the couch
+ Soft, cushioned and immensely appealing couches were the only pieces of furniture in the room.
+ In its quiet, subtle lighting sat numerous chairs, couches, and end tables.
+ It lacked a great deal of furniture; it only had a couch, a table, a fireplace, a book case, and some paintings on the walls.
+ He hung up the phone and pulled a chair from the kitchen over to the couch and sat down.
+ Furniture includes chairs and couches upholstered in amber, magenta, and burgundy.
+ The room was almost empty except for the random couch, table, desk, and a large plant in the far corner.
+ Joan opted for the two-seater couch and sat stiffly at the edge of it.
+ Beds, couches and other furniture became higher with changes in sitting posture, since people began to sit on chairs with their legs hanging down.

2. cover

– Part Of Speech: verb
– Meaning: Put something on top of or in front of (something) in order to protect or conceal it.
– Example:
+ the table had been covered with a checked tablecloth
+ her husband had covered up his bald patch
+ Massive tapestries and paintings decorated the walls and a large rug covered most of the stone floor.
+ Blom has covered the walls and floors of the gallery in white polypropylene sheeting.
+ The front windows were covered with a series of green shutters to keep the afternoon sun from pouring into them.
+ Body workers sometimes work with clients who are naked, although more often they are covered with a sheet.
+ The fish’s body is covered with scales that overlap each other like the shingles on the roof of a house.
+ Secure with rubber band and then cover with a decorative hair ornament.
+ The front of the enclosure is covered with a panel that is as thick as the rest of the casing.

3. cupboard

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A recess or piece of furniture with a door and usually shelves, used for storage.
– Example:
+ a broom cupboard
+ There is a large walk-in airing cupboard and a family bathroom on this floor.
+ The entrance hall is spacious and has an understairs cloak cupboard.
+ There is also a mystery surrounding some of the kitchen cupboard doors and drawers.
+ He opened a cupboard which was filled, ceiling to floor, with rows and rows of DVDs and videos.
+ Work on the block had not finished so the screens had been moved to an unlocked store cupboard.
+ Upstairs are two bedrooms, a bathroom and an airing cupboard on the landing.
+ They can hold their attraction even through our wooden kitchen cupboard doors.
+ A utility room off the kitchen includes a fitted broom cupboard, floor units and stainless steel sink.

4. customer

– Part Of Speech: noun
– Meaning: A person who buys goods or services from a shop or business.
– Example:
+ Mr Harrison was a regular customer at the Golden Lion
+ In the worst cases, it took a customer three weeks to get through to customer services.
+ Place decisions refer to the ease of access which potential customers have to a service.
+ The sale has worked well and the couple have seen customers waiting for the shop to open in the morning.
+ This service allows customers to book flights and hotel rooms in the same purchase.
+ This may look like a recessionary move, but it is actually a canny service to customers.
+ There is a need for us to continuously upgrade the quality of service we give to customers.
+ In a digital scenario, customers cost nothing to service but much to obtain and retain.
+ The court found that a takeover would not harm customers buying business software.

5. dangerous

– Part Of Speech: adjective
– Meaning: Able or likely to cause harm or injury.
– Example:
+ a dangerous animal
+ insecticides which are dangerous to the environment
+ It is very dangerous to look directly into the sun.
+ When he was stopped, he said that the police car had been too close behind him and that had been dangerous to him.
+ He knew that the alternative to his kind of democracy lay with men far more dangerous to the country than he.
+ Experiments that are too dangerous to do in a classroom can be conducted in a virtual setting online.
+ Eighteen cabbies have been banned from picking up fares after their vehicles were found to be too dangerous to drive.
+ The elderly find it dangerous to cross the road at a pelican crossing or a zebra crossing because of speeding vehicles.
+ It’s too dangerous to go out anywhere but there’s no point anyway because all the shops are closed.

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