Overlook

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

The windows overlook the water.

If a building, room, or window overlooks something, you can see it clearly from the building, room, or window.

<Similar Word>
The window looks over the water.

 

The lighthouse overlooks the water.

 

The window overlooks a town.

Operate

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

A worker is operating a forklift.

When you operate a machine or equipment, you use and control it.

Surgeons are operating on a patient.

When surgeons operate on a patient in a hospital, they cut open a patient’s body in order to remove, replace, or repair a diseased or damaged part of the body.
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<Another Usage>
She has operated the company since her father died.

If you operate a business or organization, you work to keep it running properly.
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Open

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

A person is opening a drawer.
Opposite Words
A person is closing a drawer.
A person is shutting a drawer.

 

A person is opening a door.
<Similar Word>
A person is unlocking a door.

 

A man is trying to open a wine bottle.

<Related word>
A man is trying to remove the cork from a wine bottle.

A girl is trying to open a bottle.

<Related Words>
A girl is trying to uncork a bottle.
A girl is trying to remove the cork from a bottle.

 

The bird is opening its wings.
<Similar Words>
The bird is spreading its wings.
The bird is extending its wings.
The bird is stretching its wings.