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Dear Teachers,

1.When she talks to him she rubs up against him.
-What does “she rubs up against him” mean?

2.She is currently a stay-at-home Mom.
-This means “She is a Mom who just stays at home and does housework”, right?

3.– Have you ever traveled overseas?
-Have you ever traveled abroad?
-Are these the same meaning?

4.I’d love to tour America and England.
-Can I say “tour to……../tour in………..” instead of “tour………”?

5.I saw the headline, but I wasn’t aware of the significance.
-This means “……………………, but I wasn’t interested in the main or major part”, right?

6.Does “That’s it!” mean “that’s enough!” and “the end”?

- Thanks a lot to Teachers,

Stevenukd.
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1. She puts a part of her body in contact with a part of his body and moves, creating friction.
2. Yes.
3. Yes.
4. "tour in" would be OK. Not "tour to".
5. "I wasn't aware of its significance" = "I did not know that it was so important."
6. Yes.

CJ
Stevenukd1.When she talks to him she rubs up against him.
-What does “she rubs up against him” mean?
"Rub up against someone" is "get one's own body in contact with someone's body".
Stevenukd2.She is currently a stay-at-home Mom.
-This means “She is a Mom who just stays at home and does housework”, right?
You are right.
Stevenukd3.– Have you ever traveled overseas?
-Have you ever traveled abroad?
-Are these the same meaning?
Yes, they are the same.
Stevenukd4.I’d love to tour America and England.
-Can I say "tour to"/tour in" instead of "tour"?
"Tour in" is OK, but not "tour to". It is because "tour" is "make a circuitous journey".
Stevenukd5.I saw the headline, but I wasn't aware of the significance.
I saw the headline, but I didn't realize the importance of the news.
Stevenukd6.Does "That's it!" mean "that's enough!" and "the end"?
Basically "That's it" is "There is no more to it than that".
(1) "There is nothing to add"= "I agree!", "You are right!"
(2) "That's all" (3) "Finished"

paco

[PS] CJ already answered while I was editing this post. Sorry, CJ.
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Hi guys,

I'd like to offer a different opinion on this one.

3.– Have you ever traveled overseas?
-Have you ever traveled abroad?
-Are these the same meaning?


If you live in the USA and you visit Canada or Mexico, you are going abroad (ie to a foreign country).

If you live in the USA and visit France, you are going overseas (ie across an ocean).

Best wishes, Clive
CliveIf you live in the USA and you visit Canada or Mexico, you are going abroad (ie to a foreign country).If you live in the USA and visit France, you are going overseas (ie across an ocean).
My two dictionaries suggest "abroad" implicitly connotes "on broad surface (=sea)".

By the way, today, when we go to any overseas country by air, we have to pass through narrow security check points and have to sit on a narrow seat for a long time. So in my opinion, it seems better to say "go a-narrow" to mean "go overseas".

paco
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Hi,

When you go from the USA to France, you are going both abroad and overseas. But to Canada, you are just going abroad.

My dictionary says 'abroad' includes the meaning 'over a wide area'. Consider the meaning of 'broad', and words such as 'broadcast'.

'overseas', on the other hand, obviously relates to going 'over the sea'.

However, on the other hand, last year I heard an American interviewed on Canadian radio who referred to Canada by saying 'I don't know what you people overseas do, but . . .'

Best wishes again, Clive
Just want to add a few more thoughts here.
StevenukdDear Teachers,

1.When she talks to him she rubs up against him.
-What does “she rubs up against him” mean?
Yes, it means making physical contact as others have already described. In this context, you can surmise that the woman is either being affectionate or flirtatious.

2.She is currently a stay-at-home Mom.
-This means “She is a Mom who just stays at home and does housework”, right?
Yes, but I would delete the word 'just' from your definition which would imply that being at home and being a full time mom is a very easy task.Emotion: smile

6.Does “That’s it!” mean “that’s enough!” and “the end”?
Yes, it could mean "the end" or "no more." But in a different context it could also mean "Aha! I got it! That's it!! That's what I was thinking of!"

- Thanks a lot to Teachers,

Stevenukd.