English version

not say a word

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishnot say a wordnot say a worda) (also not breathe a word) to not say anything about something because it is a secret Promise you won’t say a word to anyone? b) to not say anything What’s wrong? You haven’t said a word since you got here. word
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not say a wordShe knew that she could not say a word until she had something.He did not say a word, just stared at the sky.She did not say a word.Williams did not say a word until we got back to the company after the mission.Yoyo does not say a word.Marty was offering her his handkerchief, not saying a word.We sit there for a few more minutes not saying a word.Could Sandra please not say a word to anyone, not even the women or the other rescue workers?
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