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Which word in English has 179 meanings (including when used in Phrasal Verbs)?

The first person to guess correctly will win a free 30-minute online lesson!

(leave your guesses as a comment, the answer will be published next Friday, 10th February)

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18 thoughts on “Competition!

  1. Hello,
    I guess it is the word run.. is it the correct answer?

  2. Kampian on said:


    Amzoro1980, I think your answer is correct. Let see on 10th Feb, good luck. πŸ™‚

  3. Mariano on said:

    My name is Mariano and I guess the word is “Get”.

  4. marie on said:

    Off the top of my hat : get ?

    • Hi again Marie! Mariano made the same guess shortly before you! All will be revealed on Friday. By the way, as much as I love how “Off the top of my hat” sounds, the saying is “Off the top of my head” πŸ˜‰

      • marie on said:

        “head” of course ! Thanks Emily. ( “hat” is French ! Too much hubbub around me ! )

  5. (update on 10/02/2012)

    Well done Ahmad! You’re right, the verb “to run” has 179 definitions, check them out here:

    Well done everybody else for the other good guesses, in fact “to get” has many meanings too!

    Ahmad, I’ll email you about your free 30-minute lesson πŸ™‚

  6. Congratulations Ahmad πŸ™‚

    Does “get” have more or less meanings than “run” ?

  7. The Cambridge dictionary has all these posts for “get” (I didn’t have the patience to count them) and these for “run”

    Either way, they both have a lot of meanings….

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