Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
1‘the building has a side access’
entrance, entry, way in, means of entry, ingress
approach, means of approach
2‘they were denied access to the stadium’
admission, admittance, entry, entrée, ingress, right of entry, permission to enter, the opportunity to enter
3‘students have access to a photocopier’
use of, the use of, the opportunity to use, permission to use
4‘an access of rage’
fit, attack, bout, outpouring, eruption, explosion, outburst, burst, outbreak, flare-up, blow-up, blaze, spasm, paroxysm, seizure, rush
gale, flood, storm, hurricane, torrent, surge, upsurge
spurt, effusion, outflow, outflowing, welling up
rare ebullition, boutade
1‘the program that is used to access the data’
retrieve, gain, gain access to, acquire, obtain
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