wax :


An unusual use of the word “wax” is “to change manner of speaking,“ as in “she waxed eloquent on the charms of New Jersey” or “he waxed poetic on virtues of tube amplifiers.” These expressions mean that she became eloquent and he became poetic. It is an error to say instead “she waxed eloquently” or “ he waxed poetically.”

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  • n  any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
  • v  cover with wax
    wax the car
  • v  go up or advance
  • v  increase in phase
    the moon is waxing
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