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Disasters and Accidents (49 Cards)

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the situation that exists as a result of an important event, usually and unpleasant or disastrous one
aftermath
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at the steering wheel of a car, a driving car

Frank claims that he was not ..... ..... ..... when the accident occurs.
wheel, at the wheel
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the broken pieces which remain after sth, such as a building or vehicle, has been badly damaged or destroyed

noun
1) a ship that has sunk or been very badly damaged
2) a vehicle that has been destroyed or badly damaged
3) informal sth or s.o. that is in bad condition

verb
to destroy or badly damage sth
wreckage

wreck

(to) wreck
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1) a person who sees an event happening, espeically a crime or an accident, and so can describe it
2) a person who gives evidence in court or law

verb
to see an event happening
witness

(to) witness
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a place where it is common for road accidents to take place
accident spot
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1) the failure of a vehicle or machine to work

2) the failure to be successful or to go on operating or taking place

3) a sudden phyical or mental collapse, often short for nervous breakdown a sudden mental illness, often caused by stress or anxiety, during which a person suffers from depression and cannot cope with normal life

verb
to fail to work; to fail to be successful or to go on taking place
breakdown

(to) break down
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the violent death or killing of many people, often in time of war
carnage
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a device, cpsisting of a small bag with a tube at one end, into which a driver can be asked to blow, used by the polive to measure the amount of alcohol in a driver's breath in order to find out whether the driver has drunk too much alcohol to drive safely

verb
to make s.o. blow into a breathalyser
breathalyser (AE: breathalyzer)

(to) breathalyse
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a person who is killed or seriously injured in an accident or in war
casuatly
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the department of a hospital where people are taken when they have been injured or are taken suddenly ill and are in need of urgent treatment
casualty department
accident and emergency department
AE: emergency room
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an accident in which two vehicles hit each other

verb
to hit each other, to crash into each other
collision

(to) collide
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the number of people who have been killed in an accident, disaster or war
death toll
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adjective
dead (formal)

noun
a dead person, especially s.o. who has died recently
deceased

the deceased
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the driving of a vehicle after drinking an illegal amount of alcohol
drink-driving
AE:drunk-driving
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the public services, especially fire service, the police and the ambulance service, which deal with accidents and emergencies
emergency services
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adjective
causing death; capable of causing death

noun
the death of s.o. resulting from an accident, war or disaster
fatal

fatality
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verb
to carry out a careful enquiry or examination into the facts of a situation, event, etc to try to find out the truth

noun
such an enquiry or investigation
(to) investigate

investigation
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adjective
1) connected with machinery or engines; operated by an engine or machinery
2) when used of people or their actions, means without thinking of what you are doing

adverb
mechanical

mechanically
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a person, especially a member of an ambulance crew, who is trained to give a patient a certain amount of emergency treatment when there is no doctor present
paramedic
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a traffic accident in which several vehicle crash into each other
pile-up
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opinions formed without enough information or evidence

verb
to form such opinions
speculation

(to) speculate
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verb
to be affected by or experience sth bad
(to) sustain
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how far or how well you are able to see with reference to weather conditions

adjective
able to be seen
able to be noticed

adjective
not able to be seen
visibility

visible

invisible
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adjective
able to be used on land or water; able to live on land or water
amphibuous
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adjective
having a metal covering to provide protection from bullets or missiles
armoured
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the number of people who have been killed in an accient, disaster or war
death toll
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pieces of sth whoch has been destroyed
debris
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verb
to put people or things, such as troops or weapons, into position so that they are ready for action or ready to be used
(to) deploy
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great destruction or damage, especially when this affects a wide range

verb
1) to cause devestation
2) to upset or shoch someone very much (often passive)
devestation

(to) devestate
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verb
to prevent sth from continuing to work in the usual way
(to) disrupt
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noun
the system of production, trade, etc, which provides and uses the wealth of a country, region, etc;
the financial affairs of a country, region, etc
economy
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adjective
causing death; capable of causing death

noun
the death of s.o. resulting from an accident, war or disaster
fatal

fatality
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a person who is trained to put out fired and to rescue people from fired and from some other dangerous situations
firefighter

(fireman refers only to a male firefighter)
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a mass of mud moving down a slope, often destroying buildings and killing people at the bottom
mudslide
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an organized activity involving several people which is carried out to achieve a particular purpose
operation
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to help s.o. or sth escape from a dangerous, harmful or difficult situation

noun
the act or occasion of rescuing s.o. or sth (often used adjectivally)

noun
a person who rescues s.o. or sth
(to) rescue

rescue

rescuer
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the business of buying stocks and shares; the place where brokers carry out this business
stock market
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verb
to put sth in water or another liquid so that it is all under the liquid
(to) submerge
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a person who survives, especially a person who continues to live after experiencing great difficulty or danger
survivor

(see: survive)
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a violent tropical storm with very strong winds, usually originating in the China seas and the Westen Pacific Ocean
typhoon
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a violent tropical storm in which strong winds move very fast in circle
cyclone
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a violent storm with very strong winds, usually originating in the Western Atlantic Ocean
hurricane
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a violent storm in which there is a strong wind which moves very fest in a circular direction over a narrow strip of land, and in which there is often a long funnel-shaped cloud with the wider part at the top
tornado
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a railway system in a city that runds underground
underground railway, or underground
(AE: subway, BE: the tube)

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adjective
not having occured before
unprecedented
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a machine, usually with wheels and an engine, which is used on land for carrying people or goods from one place to another
vehicle (motor vehicle)
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a person who has been hurt or killed by s.o. or sth
victim
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immidiately after sth and often as a result of it

Many refugees tried to leave the country ... ... ... of the war.
wake, in its wake
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1) a place which is officially declared to have suffered from a disaster, such as an earthquake or flood, and so is in need of special help
2) used figuratively to refer to a place which is very untidy or a situation which is disorganized
disaster area
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Author: MaPo1988
Main topic: English
Topic: Disasters and Accidents
Published: 21.05.2010
 
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