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intense

slang Serious or severe, perhaps to an overwhelming degree. That war movie was way too intense—I had to turn it off. Whoa, that accident sounds intense! Are you OK?

crash course (in something)

a short and intense training course in something. I took a crash course in ballroom dancing so we wouldn't look stupid on the dance floor.
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crash course

A short, intensive training course, as in Daisy planned to take a crash course in cooking before she got married. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: course, crash

intense

mod. serious; heavy. Oh, wow! Now that’s what I call intense!
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There are also reports of dogs coming from a different room to warn owners by resting their heads on their laps, or sitting directly in front and again staring intensely.
The results of a study published in the journal Heart found a link between men who exercised intensely for more than five hours a week and an increased risk for developing an irregular heartbeat known as atrial fibrillation, a risk factor for stroke.
With a stash of medals as bright as their yellow-gold chardonnay, Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards have become synonymous with producing fine and intensely fruity chard from their vineyards next to Napa.
The atmosphere was intensely partisan, but the outcome pre-ordained as senators cast their votes from their desks, a practice reserved for issues of particular importance.
But it added: "The board anticipates that the intensely competitive retail environment will continue for the foreseeable future.
The book draws on the everyday experiences of people from all walks of life and is intensely evocative for those who were there and a real eye-opener for children and grandchildren in today's Britain.
I INTENSELY dislike people on TV whose hair conceals their eyes or faces.
The result, both subtly erotic and intensely intimate, virtually screams for a Privacy, please sign
Richter was an intensely private person who originally was more interested in astronomy and physics than in seismology.
These are intensely candid stories dealing with the wounds and scars, anger and guilt, lies and fears, mental, emotional and physical stresses that sometimes lingered for years, long after the war was over and they were home.
A simply fascinating read from beginning to end, "Speak, Hands" is intensely personal, intellectually stimulating, emotionally rewarding, and a uniquely crafted masterpiece of creative non-fiction.
In Chile's intensely hot, dry climate, parrones add a cooling layer of lush visual and physical texture.
The intensely paranoid King Herod sends out the troops to kill all the innocents in Bethlehem and stop the prophecy that there will be born a King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
As TPE technology proliferates to the domestic Chinese compounders, and the transplant compounders broaden their grade slate to accommodate local tastes, quality, pricing and performance levels, the supply chains will converge to form an intensely competitive arena for TPE compounds.