I still suffer nightmares from the day... 1

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to free yourself from an illness or a desire to do something you should not do:
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fight off
I was trying to fight off the urge to sneak into the kitchen for something to eat.
I fought off pirates with a hosepipe
a long plastic or rubber pipe, used to direct water onto fires, gardens, etc.:
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a garden/fire hose
I fought off pirates with a hosepipe
to make something bad or painful less severe:
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Queen's medal winner relives the trauma of saving cruiser
a soldier of middle rank:
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he exchanged his life as a police sergeant for a role as security officer
a person or animal that goes from one place to another looking for people to kill or things to steal or destroy
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He was called upon to defend the Seabourn Spirit against an attack by a marauding band of pirates
a marauding band of pirates
the seas that are not controlled by any country
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the high seas
he was looking for an adventure on the high seas.
to ask formally for someone to do something:
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call upon
call on/upon sb to do sth
He was called upon to defend the Seabourn Spirit
to wander or raid in search of plunder
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the Seabourn Spirit was attacted by a marauding band of pirates
to explode or destroy something or someone with explosives, or to break through or hit something with a similar, very strong force:
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pirates blasted a hole in the ship's side
a large cylinder-shaped object that moves very fast by forcing out burning gases, used for space travel or as a weapon:
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Pirates blasted a hole in the ship's side with a rocket-propelled grenade.
going from one place to another killing or using violence, stealing, and destroying:
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Witnesses reported gangs of marauding soldiers breaking into people's houses and setting fire to them.
the Seabourn Spirit was attacted by a marauding band of pirates
to push or move something somewhere, often with a lot of force:
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a rocket propelled through space
to surprise someone very much:
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His astonishing courage was rewarded by the Queen
polite and kind behaviour towards women, especially when in public:
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she presented him with the Queen's Gallantry Medal,
a prize or an amount of money that is given to someone following an official decision:
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the Queen's Gallantry Medal, the third-highest civilian bravery award.
the ability to control your fear in a dangerous or difficult situation:
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The 41-year-old hero's astonishing courage was rewarded
to formally praise someone or something:
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His shipmate received the Queen's Commendation for Bravery.
an illness of the mind or body:
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the terrifying experience has left him with post-traumatic stress disorder
a period of time when college or university teachers are allowed to stop their usual work in order to study or travel, usually while continuing to be paid:
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to take/have a sabbatical
he decided to take a sabbatical.
a large ship for carrying passengers in great comfort on long journeys
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an ocean/cruise liner, a 10,000-ton liner
a small bomb thrown by hand or shot from a gun:
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a hand grande
a rocket-propelled grenade.
to give, provide, or make something known:
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she presented him with the Queen's Gallantry Medal
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Instantly, an excruciating pain hit my left ear.

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