applicable to or common to all members of a group or set
I asked, my head cocked to the side, which is pretty much the
universal symbol for watch yourself, homie.
Despite his riding-in-silence comment, Coach was
blathering on, probably telling me a story, but I wasn't really listening.
postpone doing what one should be doing
I knew what I needed to do, and I knew that I had to do it before my mother got home and made me eat dinner and watch some sappy flick with her while she
procrastinated doing her homework.
worn away or tattered along the edges
I untied my
frayed shoestrings—I had to cut them, too—and slipped my sneakers off, tucking them under the bench.
The streets can be noisy with cars, and people
bumbling around, not to mention when you're running scared, like I was, the only sound you really hear is the sound of your own heart banging like a scary soundtrack to the chase.
suffering from delusions of persecution or grandeur
The cops never came. I didn't stop, though. Too
linger, remain, or wait around for no apparent reason
loitering. You don't see me just spitting seeds on your floor or nothing like that," I protested. I opened my hand so he could see that I had been spitting them into my palm.
"No, not littering.
Loitering,” Mr. Charles said, ripping open a box. "Means you can't just stand around."
tall and thin and having long slender limbs
Mikey and Aaron and Brit-Brat and J.J. and pretty much all the vets groaned, but I could tell they were impressed by
question or examine thoroughly
grill all the kids on the team like this? Or just me?"
gush forth in a sudden stream or jet