Unfortunately for the schemers, a vigilant hospital guard spotted Art climbing into the rear of the ambulance and quickly foiled the escape attempt.
1. rear (n.) the part of a place or thing that is at the back
Example: The main entrance is at the rear.
Example: the rear of the bus/ house
(adj.) [ only before noun ] at the back of something
Example: Keep your front and rear lights in good working order.
(v.) to look after a child or young animal until it is fully grown
Example: Most farmers in the area rear sheep.
(v.) [ literary ] to rise up in height
be reared on sth ( = to experience a lot of something while you are growing up )
Example: a generation of children reared on violent computer games
rear its ( ugly ) head ( = to appear and cause problems )
Example: Racism once again reared its ugly head during the election campign.
2. foil (v.) to prevent someone from doing something that they are trying to do
Example: The escape attempt was foiled by wardens firing in the air.
“If there's one thing I loathe,” the coach said, “it's a quitter.”
3. loathe (v.) to dislike someone or something very much
Example: I loathe having to get out of bed so early on a Saturday.
Example: She simply loathes her ex-husband.
loathing (n.) a strong feeling of disliking something or someone very much
loathsome (adj.) very bad or unpleasant
4. quitter (n.)[ informal ] someone who is likely to stop trying if they have problems or are not successful immediately
He had good reason to reprimand us at half-time, because the scoreboard revealed that we were losing, 45-20.
5. reprimand (v.) [ˋrɛprə͵mænd] to tell someone officially and in a serious way that something they have done is wrong
reprimand sb for sth
Example: He was severely reprimanded for his unsuitable behaviour.