Unplugged: performed or performing with acoustic rather than electric instruments.
To shun: to avoid.
Devotee: a person who admires and is very enthusiastic about sby/sthg.
To overtake: [often passive] if sthg unpleasant overtakes a person, it unexpectedly starts to happen and to affect them.
To set up: to create sthg or start it.
Slash: the symbol (/) used to show alternatives, as in lunch and/or dinner and 4/5 people and to write fractions, as in ¾.
Dot: (computing) a symbol like a full stop / period used to separate parts of a domain name, a URL or an email address.
To update: to give sby the most recent information about sthg; to add the most recent information to sthg.
To upgrade: to make a piece of machinery, computer system, etc. more powerful and efficient.
To look upon sby: to consider sby/sthg in a particular way.
Oddity: a person or thing that is strange or unusual.
Snail mail: (informal, humorous) used especially by people who use email on computers to describe the system of sending letters by ordinary mail.
To go astray: to become lost; to be stolen.
To swallow: to make food, drink, etc. go down your throat into your stomach.
Fairly: to some extent but not very.
To download: (computing) to move data to a smaller computer system from a larger one.
Bulky: (of a thing) large and difficult to move or carry.
Laptop: a small computer that can work with a battery and be easily carried.
To put away: to put sthg in the place where it is kept because you have finished using it.
Dreadful: very bad or unpleasant.
Junk: things that are considered useless or of little value.
Fork-lift: a vehicle with special equipment on the front for moving and lifting heavy objects.
To figure out: to think about sby/sthg until you understand them / it. To work out.
Bar: one of the small equal parts into which a piece of music is divided, containing a fixed number of beats.
To strike: to come into sby’s mind suddenly.
To spread: to cover, or to make sthg cover, a larger and larger area.
Quaint: attractive in an unusual or old-fashioned way.
To miss out on sthg: to fail to benefit from sthg useful or enjoyable by not taking part in it.
To undercut: to make sthg weaker or less likely to be effective.
The whole kit and caboodle: (informal) everything.
Outcast: a person who is not accepted by other people and who sometimes has to leave their home and friends.
Stuff: used to refer in a general way to things that people do, say, think, etc.
Reassuring: making you feel less worried or uncertain about sthg.
Stern: serious and often disapproving; expecting sby to obey you.
To plonk: to put sthg down on sthg, especially noisily or carelessly.
Pool: a game for two people played with 16 coloured balls on a table, often in pubs and bars. Players use cues (= long sticks) to try to hit the balls into pockets at the edge of the table.
Outside chance: a very small possibility of sthg happening, especially sthg that you want.
To force upon: to make sby accept sthg that they do not want.
Quid: (pl. quid) (BrE, informal) one pound in money.
State-of-the-art: using the most modern or advanced techniques or methods; as good as it can be at the present time.
To broadcast: to send out programmes on television or radio.
Costly: costing a lot of money, especially more than you want to pay.
VDU: a machine with a screen like a television that displays information from a computer (abbreviation for ‘visual display unit / video display terminal’).
Keyboard: the set of keys for operating a computer or typewriter.
Printer: a machine for printing text on paper, especially one connected to a computer.
To glue: to join two things together using glue.
Anguish: severe pain, mental suffering or unhappiness.
To plead with: to ask sby for sthg in a very strong and serious way. To beg.