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kid

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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kidkid1 /kΙͺd/ ●●● S1 W2 noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable] informalCHILD a child πŸ”Š She’d always loved animals since she was a little kid. πŸ”Š He’s married with three kids. πŸ”Š A neighbor volunteered to keep an eye on the kids (=their children or the children they are responsible for).β–Ί see thesaurus at childRegisterKid is informal. For formal or written styles use child: Research suggests that children from abusive families are likely to repeat violent behaviour.2 [countable] informalYOUNG a young person πŸ”Š college kids3 [countable usually singular] used by adults to address a person who is younger than them πŸ”Š Hey kid, come here.4 β†’ kid’s stuff5 HBATIM a) [countable] a young goat b) [uncountable] very soft leather made from the skin of a young goat πŸ”Š a pair of white kid boots6 β†’ kid gloves
Examples from the Corpus
kidβ€’ I remember the good things about a kid and he showed that tonight.β€’ He was kind to her as a kid.β€’ Don't be so hard on him - he's just a kid.β€’ I tried out for the swim team when I was a kid.β€’ Jamie's a bright kid.β€’ All I ever wanted was to get married and have kids.β€’ But New York has my friends and now it's got my kid.β€’ The older kids were at school and two of the women had taken the younger ones to the park.β€’ Billy is Paul O'Brien's kid, isn't he?β€’ Could you look after the kids this evening?β€’ Who's the kid in the blue jacket over there?β€’ Tell the kids next door to turn down their music.β€’ Most of these kids live in this neighborhood and are surrounded by gangs and drugs.β€’ We have two kids in high school now.β€’ When we were kids, we used to spend practically the whole summer outdoors.β€’ I really enjoy working with kids.β€’ I told Mike today that I feel like a young kid.the kidsβ€’ A folk field, a blues field, and a jump field for the kids.β€’ Instead of saying no, they let the kids have it.β€’ Or maybe the kids will have to work with it first and then show Mom and Dad.β€’ Many of the kids who are out there making music don't necessarily want a record deal.β€’ He could take care of it when one of the kids got in trouble with the police.β€’ Tell the kids to wash their hands and come in here when the programme's ended.β€’ I knew that I wanted the kids to be good thinkers, to use their minds, to like school.β€’ If it doesn't work I know now I can re-establish things with myself and with the kids.
kidkid2 ●●○ verb (kidded, kidding) informal πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [intransitive, transitive]JOKING/NOT SERIOUS to say something that is not true, especially as a joke syn jokejust/only kidding πŸ”Š Don’t get mad – I was only kidding.2 [transitive] to make jokes or say funny things about someone in a friendly way syn teasekid somebody about something πŸ”Š We were kidding Mom about being a grandmother.kid somebody (that) πŸ”Š My friends kidded me that my gear would fill the car.3 β†’ no kidding?/are you kidding?/you’re kidding4 β†’ no kidding5 [transitive]WRONG/INCORRECT to let yourself believe something that is untrue or unlikelykid yourself (that) πŸ”Š Don’t kid yourself he’ll ever change. πŸ”Š We thought we could change the world. Just who were we trying to kid?6 β†’ I kid you not β€”kidding noun [uncountable] β†’ kid aroundβ†’ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
kidβ€’ And who was she trying to kid, anyway? she thought unhappily.β€’ He tried not to kid himself that he was any longer much of a terror.β€’ You've got to be kidding me! What do you mean you lost the tickets?β€’ I manage to earwig a conversation between, and I kid you not, two members of Napalm Death.just/only kiddingβ€’ Ha, ha, just kidding.β€’ They looked at me and I said I was just kidding.β€’ Joey is just kidding, but even I have my limits.kid somebody about somethingβ€’ Uncle Gene always kids me about my long hair.kid yourself (that)β€’ The alternative is to stay with what got you this far: the kids themselves.β€’ Quit kidding yourself and admit that you may have a lifetime sentence here with your son.β€’ And the kids themselves are a mix of black, brown and yellow.β€’ I was kidding myself for such a long time I began to ignore the risks.β€’ But even the slate-makers do not kid themselves into thinking they are decIding who the candidates will be.β€’ She was a kid herself, making good.β€’ He tried not to kid himself that he was any longer much of a terror.β€’ I tried to kid myself that some one took her and dragged her there, you know the scenario.
kidkid3 adjective πŸ”Š πŸ”Š β†’ kid sister/brother
Examples from the Corpus
kidβ€’ I really didn't understand the kid gloves, but it was still a slap up-side their right-wing heads.β€’ Steve Francis still plays with the joyous ferocity of the kid ninja warrior.β€’ Jackson proved once and for all he was no longer the kid star of the Jackson Five days.
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Verb table
kid
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theykid
he, she, itkids
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theykidded
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave kidded
he, she, ithas kidded
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad kidded
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill kid
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have kidded
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam kidding
he, she, itis kidding
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you, we, theyare kidding
Past
I, he, she, itwas kidding
you, we, theywere kidding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been kidding
he, she, ithas been kidding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been kidding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be kidding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been kidding
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