bleed [to lose blood] Do you know howstop your nose from bleeding?
blind [not ablesee] Being blind did not keep him from becomingfamous singer.
block [()stop something from being done; (2)prevent movement] He blocked any attemptbecome friends. () A truck accident blockedroadan hour. (2)
blood [red fluidthe body] A blood testusually parta yearly medical examination.
blow [to move with force, asair] The wind blowsautumn leaves.
blue [havingcolor like thata clear sky] My son has blue eyes.
boat [something builttravelwater that carries people or goods] I likefish fromboat.
body [() alla person or animal; (2)remainsa person or animal] Exercise can improve anyone's body. () Police found five bodies buried beneathhouse. (2)
boil [to heatliquid untilbecomes very hot] Boil one cupwater, add frozen vegetablescookfive minutes.
bomb [()device that explodes with great force; (2)attack or destroy with bombs] The bomb exploded outsidebuilding. () The warplanes bombed enemy missile launchers. (2)
bone [the hard materialthe body] The girl brokeboneher wrist when she fell.
book [a long written workreading] The professor has written six books about East Asia.
border [a dividing line between nations] Many new factories have been built acrossborderMexico.
(be) born [()comelife; (2)come into existence] When were you born? () The American Revolution was bornMassachusetts. (2)
borrow [to take asloan] The bank refusedlet me borrow any more money.
both [not just onetwo, buttwo together] Bothus were educated atUniversityVirginia.
bottle [a container, usually madeglass,hold liquid] He dranklast bottlewater.
bottom [the lowest partsomething] The damaged submarinestill atbottomthe ocean.
box [somethingput things into] Putold booksthat box.
boy [a young male person] The boys played together after school.
boycott [to refusetake partor deal with] The farm workers union called forboycottvegetables picked by foreign workers.
brain [the control centerthought, emotionsbody activityall creatures] Scientists continuediscover new information aboutchemistrythe brain.
brave [having no fear] Leaving home wasbrave decision.
bread [a food made from grain] We have bread at every meal.
break [()divide into parts by force; (2)destroy] The glass broke into many pieces. () Yearshard work brokehealth, butdid not breakspirit. (2)
breathe [to take air intobodyletout again] Breathe deeply before you begin your speech.
bridge [a structure built overwaterway, valley or road so peoplevehicles can cross from one sidethe other] The city needsnew bridge acrossriver.
brief [() short; (2) not long] Many people wishspeak, so please keep your comments brief. () The car slowed down briefly, then speeded up. (2)
bright [() giving much light; (2) strongclearcolor] Bright sunlight hurts my eyes. () The new grassbright green. (2)
bring [to come with something] Sam will bring Tracythe party.
broadcast [()send information, stories or music by radio or television; (2)radio or television program] VOA broadcastsnewsSpecial English. () The Special English broadcast can be heard almost everywhere. (2)
brother [a male withsame father or mother as another person] I have three brothers, but no sisters.
brown [havingcolor like thatcoffee] Richard has brown hairbrown eyes.
budget [a spending plan] Congress decidedadd moneythe education budget.
build [to join materials togethermake something] Tim plansbuildhousehis dog.
building [anything builtuse ashouse, factory, office, school, store or placeentertainment] My officein that building nextthe hotel.
bullet [a small piecemetal shot fromgun] The bullet hitexact centerthe target.
burn [()befire; (2)destroy or damage by fire] The candles burned brightly enoughmereadbook. () The wildfire burned muchthe forest. (2)
burst [to break open suddenly] The dam burstsentwallwater rushing downvalley.
bury [to put intogroundcover with earth] Where do you think they buriedtreasure?
bus [a public vehiclecarry people] RideA-7 bus4thIndependence Avenue.
business [() one's work; (2) buyingsellingearn money; (3) trade] My businesswriting radio programs. () The Internetcreating many new marketsbusiness. (2) I have done business with that companymany years. (3)
busy [() doing something; (2) very active] Are you busy now? () George was very busy this morning with an emergency case. (2)
but [() however; (2) other than; (3) yet] She knew who called butdid not know. () The boy ate nothing but candy. (2) Jean was tired but she could not getsleep. (3)
buy [to get by paying something, usually money] Where did Lila buy those great clothes?
by [() near; at; (2) next to; (3) from ; (4) not later than] Please sit here by me. () They walked byriver. (2) They performedplay by William Shakespeare. (3) Her mother said that she hadbe home by midnight. (4)