Lay

Meaning & Definition of “lay”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Word forms: lays, laying, laid
Lay as verb needs an object.

The woman has laid her hand on the man’s shoulder.

If you lay someone or something somewhere, you put it down there carefully into a flat position.

Flowers are laid on a table.

Grow

Meaning & Definition of “grow”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Tomatoes are growing.

When people, animals, and plants grow, they increase in size and change physically over a period of time.
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A man is growing roses.

If you grow a plant, you put seeds or young plants in the ground and take care of it.

She has grown her hair long.

If you grow your hair, it becomes longer. You can also grow your nails, a beard, or a mustache.

<Another Usage>
The economy in Africa is growing fast.

If the economy or a business grows, it increases in wealth, size, or importance.
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Tow

Meaning & Definition of “tow”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

A motorcycle is towing a jet bike.

If a car, truck, or motorcycle etc. tows another, it pulls another along behind it.

An airplane is being towed.

Emit

Meaning & Definition of “emit”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

A factory is emitting smoke from its chimneys.

If something emits a beam, noise, smell, or gas, it sends it out.

<Similar Words>
A factory is discharging smoke from its chimneys.
A factory is releasing smoke from its chimneys.

A locomotive is emitting smoke from its chimney.

Paint

Meaning & Definition of “paint”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Children are painting pictures.

If you paint something or paint a picture of it, you produce a picture of it using paint.
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A woman is painting a wall.

If you paint a wall or an object, you cover it with paint.
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Arrows and lines are painted on a road.

Help

Meaning & Definition of “help”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Some people are helping themselves to food.

If you help yourself to something, you serve yourself or you take it for yourself. If someone tells you to help yourself, they are telling you politely to serve yourself anything you want or to take anything you want.
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I couldn’t help crying.

If you can’t/couldn’t help something, such as acting in a particular way or making a particular remark, you are/were not able to control or stop it.
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<Other usage>
The new medicine is helping him a lot.

If something helps a difficult or painful situation, it improves it or makes it easier or less painful.
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Heap

Meaning & Definition of “heap”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Pieces of wood are heaped.

If you heap things, you put many of them on top of each other in an untidy way.

Pieces of metals are heaped.

Prop

Meaning & Definition of “prop”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

A bicycle has been propped against a fence.

If you prop a bicycle against a fence, you support the bicycle by resting it against the fence.

A man has leaned back in the chair and propped his feet on the desk.

If you prop your feet on a desk, you support your feet by resting on the desk.

A woman is sitting at the desk with her chin propped on her hands.

Store

Meaning & Definition of “store”(verb) in Pictures – ESL vocabulary words

Barrels of wine are stored in a cellar.

When you store things, you put them in a container or other place and leave them there until they are needed.

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Spices are stored in jars.
<Similar Word>
Spices are kept in jars.

 

Our data is stored on a server overseas.

When you store information, you keep it in your memory, in a file, or in a computer.

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