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sit • gross • progressively
motto • crouch
  1. I had to down to get my keys.
  2. Our is, 'One for All and All for One'.
  3. Raw fish tends to me out.
  4. You can the dishes in the sink.
  5. He is getting better.
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Do you like cleaning?
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1288 Chore Bores

Josh and Todd talk about simple daily chores they hate to do and why they dislike them.

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sit in the sink

Then they sat at the sink for a couple of hours

To sit in the sink is when something is in the sink. Notice the following:

  1. The glasses sat in the sink for three days before I washed them.
  2. The potatoes are just sitting in the sink, waiting for someone to cook them.

gross --- out

it grosses me out.

To gross out is to feel very uncomfortable about something. Notice the following:

  1. Seeing blood really grosses her out.
  2. I get grossed out when when I look in the trash.

progressively

Everything's getting progressively dirtier and dirtier.

Progressively is increasing over time. Notice the following:

  1. He got progressively better at speaking English.
  2. I became progressivley sleepier as it got late.

my motto

That’s definitely my motto.

My motto is a personal way of thinking. Notice the following:

  1. My motto is never be late.
  2. Always help those in need is my motto.

crouch down

It hurts to crouch down.

To crouch down means to bend your knees to lower your body. Notice the following:

  1. She crouched down to pick up a coin.
  2. I crouched down behind the bushes to hide from my friends.

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