Dictionary Glossary

This is a full glossary/dictionary of useful words you will find on Big Business English.

  • actually [ general-vocab ]

    This means really or in fact.
    Actually is often used as a filler expression in English when you are contradicting or correcting someone.
    Stephanie's a good manager. Actually, she's a great manager!
  • allow [ general-vocab ]

    Allow means to let something happen or not stop it from happening.

    Boss: I won't allow people in this company to sit back and relax. Everyone has to work hard - or they can leave!

    You can also use the word allowed to mean permitted, i.e. it's OK to do something:

    You are only permitted to take one suitcase or bag on this aeroplane.