LEMMA abandon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abandons
VAR 2 abandoned
VAR 3 abandoned
VAR 4 abandoning
DEF = to leave completely and for ever; desert
EX 1 The sailors abandoned the burning ship
LEMMA abandon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abandons
VAR 2 abandoned
VAR 3 abandoned
VAR 4 abandoning
DEF = to leave (a relation or friend) in a thoughtless or cruel way
EX 1 He abandoned his wife and went away with all their money
LEMMA abandon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abandons
VAR 2 abandoned
VAR 3 abandoned
VAR 4 abandoning
DEF = to give up, esp. without finishing
EX 1 The search was abandoned when night came, even though the child had not been found
LEMMA abandon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abandons
VAR 2 abandoned
VAR 3 abandoned
VAR 4 abandoning
DEF = to give (oneself) up completely to a feeling, desire, etc.
EX 1 He abandoned himself to grief. abandoned behaviour
LEMMA abase
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abases
VAR 2 abased
VAR 3 abased
VAR 4 abasing
DEF = to make (someone, esp. oneself) have less self-respect; make humble
EX 1
LEMMA abash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abashes
VAR 2 abashed
VAR 3 abashed
VAR 4 abashing
DEF = to cause to feel uncomfortable or ashamed in the presence of others
EX 1 The workman stood abashed as his mistakes were pointed out
LEMMA abate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abates
VAR 2 abated
VAR 3 abated
VAR 4 abating
DEF = (of winds, storms, disease, pain, etc.) to become less strong; decrease
EX 1 The ship waited till the storm abated before sailing out to sea
LEMMA abate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abates
VAR 2 abated
VAR 3 abated
VAR 4 abating
DEF = lit to make less
EX 1 His pride was not abated by his many mistakes
LEMMA abate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abates
VAR 2 abated
VAR 3 abated
VAR 4 abating
DEF = law to bring to an end (esp. in the phr. abate a nuisance)
EX 1
LEMMA abbreviate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abbreviates
VAR 2 abbreviated
VAR 3 abbreviated
VAR 4 abbreviating
DEF = to make (a story, speech, visit, word, etc.) shorter
EX 1
LEMMA abdicate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abdicates
VAR 2 abdicated
VAR 3 abdicated
VAR 4 abdicating
DEF = to give up officially (an official position, esp. that of king or queen)
EX 1 to abdicate ( from) the THRONE
LEMMA abdicate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abdicates
VAR 2 abdicated
VAR 3 abdicated
VAR 4 abdicating
DEF = to give up officially (an official position, esp. that of king or queen)
EX 1 to abdicate ( from) the THRONE
LEMMA abdicate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abdicates
VAR 2 abdicated
VAR 3 abdicated
VAR 4 abdicating
DEF = fml to give up (a right or claim, esp. a responsibility)
EX 1 He abdicated all responsibility for the care of the child
LEMMA abduct
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 abducts
VAR 2 abducted
VAR 3 abducted
VAR 4 abducting
DEF = to take away (a person) unlawfully, often by force; KIDNAP
EX 1 The police think the missing woman has been abducted
LEMMA abet
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abets
VAR 2 abetted
VAR 3 abetted
VAR 4 abetting
DEF = to encourage or give help to (a crime or criminal)
EX 1 He abetted the thief in robbing the bank
LEMMA abhor
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abhors
VAR 2 abhorred
VAR 3 abhorred
VAR 4 abhorring
DEF = to feel very great hatred and dislike for; hate very much; DETEST
EX 1 Most people abhor cruelty to children
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = (usu. not in simple statements) to bear; TOLERATE
EX 1 I can't abide rude people. I cannot abide to see such cruelty/seeing such cruelty
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = (usu. not in simple statements) to bear; TOLERATE
EX 1 I can't abide rude people. I cannot abide to see such cruelty/seeing such cruelty
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = (usu. not in simple statements) to bear; TOLERATE
EX 1 I can't abide rude people. I cannot abide to see such cruelty/seeing such cruelty
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = rare to wait for
EX 1
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = to stay; remain
EX 1 "Abide with Me" (famous HYMN)
LEMMA abide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = to live (in or at a place)
EX 1
LEMMA abide by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = to be faithful to; obey (laws, agreements, etc.)
EX 1 If you join the club you must abide by its rules
LEMMA abide by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abides
VAR 2 abided
VAR 3 abided
VAR 4 abiding
DEF = to wait for or accept
EX 1 You must abide by the results of your mistakes
LEMMA abjure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abjures
VAR 2 abjured
VAR 3 abjured
VAR 4 abjuring
DEF = to swear a solemn promise, esp. publicly, to give up (an opinion, belief, claim, faithfulness to someone or something, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA abolish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abolishes
VAR 2 abolished
VAR 3 abolished
VAR 4 abolishing
DEF = to bring to an end; stop
EX 1 There are many bad customs and laws that ought to be abolished
LEMMA abominate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abominates
VAR 2 abominated
VAR 3 abominated
VAR 4 abominating
DEF = to have great hatred and dislike for; DETEST
EX 1
LEMMA abort
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aborts
VAR 2 aborted
VAR 3 aborted
VAR 4 aborting
DEF = to give birth too early to (a dead child)
EX 1
LEMMA abort
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aborts
VAR 2 aborted
VAR 3 aborted
VAR 4 aborting
DEF = to give birth too early to (a dead child)
EX 1
LEMMA abort
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aborts
VAR 2 aborted
VAR 3 aborted
VAR 4 aborting
DEF = to cause (a child) to be born too soon, or to end (a PREGNANCY) too soon, so that the child cannot live
EX 1 The doctor had to abort the baby/the PREGNANCY
LEMMA abort
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aborts
VAR 2 aborted
VAR 3 aborted
VAR 4 aborting
DEF = tech to end (a job or plan, esp. a military or space flight) before the expected time because of some trouble tech (of a job, plan, etc.) to end in this way
EX 1
LEMMA abort
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aborts
VAR 2 aborted
VAR 3 aborted
VAR 4 aborting
DEF = tech to end (a job or plan, esp. a military or space flight) before the expected time because of some trouble tech (of a job, plan, etc.) to end in this way
EX 1
LEMMA abound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abounds
VAR 2 abounded
VAR 3 abounded
VAR 4 abounding
DEF = to exist in large numbers or great quantity
EX 1 wild animals abound in this park
LEMMA abound in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abounds
VAR 2 abounded
VAR 3 abounded
VAR 4 abounding
DEF = to have in large numbers or great quantity
EX 1 The park abounds in wild animals
LEMMA abrade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abrades
VAR 2 abraded
VAR 3 abraded
VAR 4 abrading
DEF = (esp. of skin) to wear away by hard rubbing to cause (esp. skin) to wear away by hard rubbing
EX 1
LEMMA abrade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abrades
VAR 2 abraded
VAR 3 abraded
VAR 4 abrading
DEF = (esp. of skin) to wear away by hard rubbing to cause (esp. skin) to wear away by hard rubbing
EX 1
LEMMA abridge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abridges
VAR 2 abridged
VAR 3 abridged
VAR 4 abridging
DEF = to make (something written or spoken) shorter by using fewer words; cut short
EX 1
LEMMA abridge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abridges
VAR 2 abridged
VAR 3 abridged
VAR 4 abridging
DEF = to make (something written or spoken) shorter by using fewer words; cut short
EX 1
LEMMA abridge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abridges
VAR 2 abridged
VAR 3 abridged
VAR 4 abridging
DEF = lit to make (a meeting, period of time, etc.) shorter
EX 1
LEMMA abrogate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abrogates
VAR 2 abrogated
VAR 3 abrogated
VAR 4 abrogating
DEF = to put an end to the force or effect of
EX 1 to abrogate a law/one's rights
LEMMA abscond
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absconds
VAR 2 absconded
VAR 3 absconded
VAR 4 absconding
DEF = to go away suddenly and secretly because one has done something wrong or against the law
EX 1
LEMMA abscond
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absconds
VAR 2 absconded
VAR 3 absconded
VAR 4 absconding
DEF = to go away suddenly and secretly because one has done something wrong or against the law
EX 1
LEMMA absent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absents
VAR 2 absented
VAR 3 absented
VAR 4 absenting
DEF = to keep (oneself) away
EX 1 He absented himself from the meeting
LEMMA absolve
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absolves
VAR 2 absolved
VAR 3 absolved
VAR 4 absolving
DEF = (of a priest) to give (a person) forgiveness for wrongdoing
EX 1
LEMMA absolve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absolves
VAR 2 absolved
VAR 3 absolved
VAR 4 absolving
DEF = to free (someone) from fulfilling a promise or a duty, or from having to suffer for wrongdoing
EX 1
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = to take or suck in (liquids)
EX 1
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = to take in (knowledge, ideas, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = to take up all the attention, interest, time, etc., of; ENGROSS (1)
EX 1 I was absorbed in a book and didn't hear you call
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = to take up all the attention, interest, time, etc., of; ENGROSS (1)
EX 1 I was absorbed in a book and didn't hear you call
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = to take up all the attention, interest, time, etc., of; ENGROSS (1)
EX 1 I was absorbed in a book and didn't hear you call
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = (of a big country, business, etc.) to make into a part of itself; take over
EX 1 Most little shops have been absorbed into big businesses
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = (of a big country, business, etc.) to make into a part of itself; take over
EX 1 Most little shops have been absorbed into big businesses
LEMMA absorb
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 absorbs
VAR 2 absorbed
VAR 3 absorbed
VAR 4 absorbing
DEF = (of a big country, business, etc.) to make into a part of itself; take over
EX 1 Most little shops have been absorbed into big businesses
LEMMA abstain
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bw
VAR 1 abstains
VAR 2 abstained
VAR 3 abstained
VAR 4 abstaining
DEF = to keep oneself from eating, drinking, voting, etc.; REFRAIN@1 (from something)
EX 1
LEMMA abstract
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abstracts
VAR 2 abstracted
VAR 3 abstracted
VAR 4 abstracting
DEF = tech to remove by drawing out gently; separate
EX 1
LEMMA abstract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abstracts
VAR 2 abstracted
VAR 3 abstracted
VAR 4 abstracting
DEF = euph to steal
EX 1
LEMMA abstract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abstracts
VAR 2 abstracted
VAR 3 abstracted
VAR 4 abstracting
DEF = to make a shortened account of (a statement, speech, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA abuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abuses
VAR 2 abused
VAR 3 abused
VAR 4 abusing
DEF = to say unkind, cruel, or rude things to (someone) or about (somebody or something)
EX 1
LEMMA abuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abuses
VAR 2 abused
VAR 3 abused
VAR 4 abusing
DEF = to put to wrong use; use badly
EX 1 It is easy to abuse one's power
LEMMA abuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 abuses
VAR 2 abused
VAR 3 abused
VAR 4 abusing
DEF = becoming rare to handle without care; treat badly
EX 1 I'll lend you my camera but don't abuse it
LEMMA abut on
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 abuts
VAR 2 abutted
VAR 3 abutted
VAR 4 abutting
DEF = (of land or buildings) to lie next to or touch (something, often land) on one side
EX 1
LEMMA accede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accedes
VAR 2 acceded
VAR 3 acceded
VAR 4 acceding
DEF = to give approval to a suggestion, plan, demand, etc.; agree
EX 1 He acceded to our request
LEMMA accede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accedes
VAR 2 acceded
VAR 3 acceded
VAR 4 acceding
DEF = to take a high post or position after someone has left it
EX 1
LEMMA accede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accedes
VAR 2 acceded
VAR 3 acceded
VAR 4 acceding
DEF = to join a group of people, countries, etc., in an agreement
EX 1
LEMMA accelerate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accelerates
VAR 2 accelerated
VAR 3 accelerated
VAR 4 accelerating
DEF = to (cause to) move faster
EX 1
LEMMA accelerate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accelerates
VAR 2 accelerated
VAR 3 accelerated
VAR 4 accelerating
DEF = to (cause to) move faster
EX 1
LEMMA accelerate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accelerates
VAR 2 accelerated
VAR 3 accelerated
VAR 4 accelerating
DEF = fml to cause to happen earlier
EX 1
LEMMA accent
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 accents
VAR 2 accented
VAR 3 accented
VAR 4 accenting
DEF = to pronounce (a word or a part of a word) with added force or on a different musical note
EX 1
LEMMA accent
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accents
VAR 2 accented
VAR 3 accented
VAR 4 accenting
DEF = to mark (a written word) with an accent
EX 1
LEMMA accent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accents
VAR 2 accented
VAR 3 accented
VAR 4 accenting
DEF = ACCENTUATE
EX 1
LEMMA accentuate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 accentuates
VAR 2 accentuated
VAR 3 accentuated
VAR 4 accentuating
DEF = to pronounce with great force
EX 1
LEMMA accentuate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accentuates
VAR 2 accentuated
VAR 3 accentuated
VAR 4 accentuating
DEF = to give more importance to; direct attention to
EX 1 The dark frame accentuates the brightness of the picture
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to take or receive (something offered or given), esp. willingly; receive with favour
EX 1 I cannot accept your gift. He asked her to marry him and she accepted (him)
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to take or receive (something offered or given), esp. willingly; receive with favour
EX 1 I cannot accept your gift. He asked her to marry him and she accepted (him)
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to believe; admit; agree to
EX 1 I accept your reasons for being late. (fml) I accept that the aircraft has no choice but to crash into the sea. accepted principles of behaviour
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to believe; admit; agree to
EX 1 I accept your reasons for being late. (fml) I accept that the aircraft has no choice but to crash into the sea. accepted principles of behaviour
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to believe; admit; agree to
EX 1 I accept your reasons for being late. (fml) I accept that the aircraft has no choice but to crash into the sea. accepted principles of behaviour
LEMMA accept
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accepts
VAR 2 accepted
VAR 3 accepted
VAR 4 accepting
DEF = to take responsibility for
EX 1 I'll accept the bill only if you send it to my home address
LEMMA acclaim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclaims
VAR 2 acclaimed
VAR 3 acclaimed
VAR 4 acclaiming
DEF = to greet with loud shouts of approval or praise
EX 1
LEMMA acclaim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclaims
VAR 2 acclaimed
VAR 3 acclaimed
VAR 4 acclaiming
DEF = to declare to be or publicly recognize as, esp. with loud shouts of approval or praise
EX 1 They acclaimed him as the best writer of the year. They acclaimed her their leader
LEMMA acclaim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclaims
VAR 2 acclaimed
VAR 3 acclaimed
VAR 4 acclaiming
DEF = to declare to be or publicly recognize as, esp. with loud shouts of approval or praise
EX 1 They acclaimed him as the best writer of the year. They acclaimed her their leader
LEMMA acclimatize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclimatizes
VAR 2 acclimatized
VAR 3 acclimatized
VAR 4 acclimatizing
DEF = to cause (oneself, plants, animals, etc.) to become accustomed to the conditions of weather, in a new part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA acclimatize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclimatizes
VAR 2 acclimatized
VAR 3 acclimatized
VAR 4 acclimatizing
DEF = to cause (oneself, plants, animals, etc.) to become accustomed to the conditions of weather, in a new part of the world
EX 1
LEMMA acclimatize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclimatizes
VAR 2 acclimatized
VAR 3 acclimatized
VAR 4 acclimatizing
DEF = to cause (oneself or another) to become accustomed to new conditions and places
EX 1 Country girls can't acclimatize themselves to working in an office
LEMMA acclimatize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acclimatizes
VAR 2 acclimatized
VAR 3 acclimatized
VAR 4 acclimatizing
DEF = to cause (oneself or another) to become accustomed to new conditions and places
EX 1 Country girls can't acclimatize themselves to working in an office
LEMMA accommodate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodates
VAR 2 accommodated
VAR 3 accommodated
VAR 4 accommodating
DEF = to provide with a room in which to live or stay
EX 1
LEMMA accommodate
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 accommodates
VAR 2 accommodated
VAR 3 accommodated
VAR 4 accommodating
DEF = to have enough space for
EX 1
LEMMA accommodate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodates
VAR 2 accommodated
VAR 3 accommodated
VAR 4 accommodating
DEF = to bring (something) into agreement with something else
EX 1 a chair which accommodates its shape to a person's position
LEMMA accommodate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodates
VAR 2 accommodated
VAR 3 accommodated
VAR 4 accommodating
DEF = to change (oneself or one's habits, way of life, etc.) to fit new conditions
EX 1
LEMMA accommodate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accommodates
VAR 2 accommodated
VAR 3 accommodated
VAR 4 accommodating
DEF = to supply with something; help by doing something
EX 1 He asked his uncle to accommodate him (when he lost all his money)
LEMMA accompany
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accompanies
VAR 2 accompanied
VAR 3 accompanied
VAR 4 accompanying
DEF = to go with, as on a journey
EX 1
LEMMA accompany
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accompanies
VAR 2 accompanied
VAR 3 accompanied
VAR 4 accompanying
DEF = to happen or exist at the same time as
EX 1 Lightning usually accompanies thunder
LEMMA accompany
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accompanies
VAR 2 accompanied
VAR 3 accompanied
VAR 4 accompanying
DEF = to make supporting music for
EX 1
LEMMA accomplish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accomplishes
VAR 2 accomplished
VAR 3 accomplished
VAR 4 accomplishing
DEF = to succeed in doing; finish successfully; perform
EX 1 We tried to arrange a peace but accomplished nothing
LEMMA accord
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accords
VAR 2 accorded
VAR 3 accorded
VAR 4 according
DEF = to be of the same nature or quality; be in agreement
EX 1 What you have just said does not accord with what you told us yesterday. His peaceful words and violent actions do not accord
LEMMA accord
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accords
VAR 2 accorded
VAR 3 accorded
VAR 4 according
DEF = fml to give; allow
EX 1 He was accorded permission to use the library
LEMMA accord
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accords
VAR 2 accorded
VAR 3 accorded
VAR 4 according
DEF = fml to give; allow
EX 1 He was accorded permission to use the library
LEMMA accost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accosts
VAR 2 accosted
VAR 3 accosted
VAR 4 accosting
DEF = to go up to and speak to (esp. a stranger)
EX 1
LEMMA accost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accosts
VAR 2 accosted
VAR 3 accosted
VAR 4 accosting
DEF = (of a beggar or sexually immoral person) to go up to and ask for money or suggest sex
EX 1
LEMMA account
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to consider
EX 1 He was accounted a wise man. He accounted himself lucky to be alive
LEMMA account
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to consider
EX 1 He was accounted a wise man. He accounted himself lucky to be alive
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to give a statement showing how money or goods left in one's care have been dealt with
EX 1 He has to account to the chairman for all the money he spends
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to give a statement showing how money or goods left in one's care have been dealt with
EX 1 He has to account to the chairman for all the money he spends
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to give an explanation or reason for
EX 1 He could not account for his foolish mistake
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to give an explanation or reason for
EX 1 He could not account for his foolish mistake
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = to give an explanation or reason for
EX 1 He could not account for his foolish mistake
LEMMA account for
POS v
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accounts
VAR 2 accounted
VAR 3 accounted
VAR 4 accounting
DEF = infml to kill, shoot, or catch
EX 1 I think I accounted for 3 of the attackers
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to send abroad as an official representing the government
EX 1
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to give the power to act for an organization
EX 1 an accredited representative of the firm
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to give the power to act for an organization
EX 1 an accredited representative of the firm
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to recognize or state that (something) is of a certain standard or quality
EX 1
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to recognize or state that (something) is of a certain standard or quality
EX 1
LEMMA accredit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accredits
VAR 2 accredited
VAR 3 accredited
VAR 4 accrediting
DEF = to be regarded as having been responsible (for); CREDIT
EX 1 He was accredited with having said so
LEMMA accrue
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 accrues
VAR 2 accrueed
VAR 3 accrueed
VAR 4 accrueing
DEF = to become bigger or more by addition
EX 1 The interest on my bank account accrued over the years
LEMMA accumulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accumulates
VAR 2 accumulated
VAR 3 accumulated
VAR 4 accumulating
DEF = to make or become greater in quantity or size; collect or grow into a mass
EX 1 He quickly accumulated a large fortune
LEMMA accumulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accumulates
VAR 2 accumulated
VAR 3 accumulated
VAR 4 accumulating
DEF = to make or become greater in quantity or size; collect or grow into a mass
EX 1 He quickly accumulated a large fortune
LEMMA accuse
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accuses
VAR 2 accused
VAR 3 accused
VAR 4 accusing
DEF = to charge (someone) with doing wrong or breaking the law; blame
EX 1 The police accused him (of murder). The angry man gave her an accusing look. The judge asked the accused man to stand up
LEMMA accuse
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accuses
VAR 2 accused
VAR 3 accused
VAR 4 accusing
DEF = to charge (someone) with doing wrong or breaking the law; blame
EX 1 The police accused him (of murder). The angry man gave her an accusing look. The judge asked the accused man to stand up
LEMMA accuse
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 accuses
VAR 2 accused
VAR 3 accused
VAR 4 accusing
DEF = to charge (someone) with doing wrong or breaking the law; blame
EX 1 The police accused him (of murder). The angry man gave her an accusing look. The judge asked the accused man to stand up
LEMMA accustom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 accustoms
VAR 2 accustomed
VAR 3 accustomed
VAR 4 accustoming
DEF = to make used to
EX 1 He had to accustom himself to the cold weather of his new country
LEMMA ache
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aches
VAR 2 ached
VAR 3 ached
VAR 4 aching
DEF = to have or suffer a continuous dull pain
EX 1 I ache all over. My head aches
LEMMA ache
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aches
VAR 2 ached
VAR 3 ached
VAR 4 aching
DEF = to have a strong feeling or desire
EX 1 He was aching to go. aching with desire to go
LEMMA ache
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aches
VAR 2 ached
VAR 3 ached
VAR 4 aching
DEF = to have a strong feeling or desire
EX 1 He was aching to go. aching with desire to go
LEMMA ache
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aches
VAR 2 ached
VAR 3 ached
VAR 4 aching
DEF = to have a strong feeling or desire
EX 1 He was aching to go. aching with desire to go
LEMMA achieve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 achieves
VAR 2 achieved
VAR 3 achieved
VAR 4 achieving
DEF = to finish successfully (esp. something, anything, nothing)
EX 1 He will never achieve anything if he doesn't work harder
LEMMA achieve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 achieves
VAR 2 achieved
VAR 3 achieved
VAR 4 achieving
DEF = to get as the result of action; gain (something non-material)
EX 1 He hopes to achieve all his aims by the end of the year
LEMMA acidify
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acidifies
VAR 2 acidified
VAR 3 acidified
VAR 4 acidifying
DEF = to make into or become an acid
EX 1
LEMMA acidify
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 acidifies
VAR 2 acidified
VAR 3 acidified
VAR 4 acidifying
DEF = to make into or become an acid
EX 1
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to agree to the truth of; recognize the fact or existence (of)
EX 1 I acknowledge the truth of your statement. They acknowledged (to us) that they were defeated. They acknowledged having been defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to agree to the truth of; recognize the fact or existence (of)
EX 1 I acknowledge the truth of your statement. They acknowledged (to us) that they were defeated. They acknowledged having been defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to agree to the truth of; recognize the fact or existence (of)
EX 1 I acknowledge the truth of your statement. They acknowledged (to us) that they were defeated. They acknowledged having been defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to recognize, accept, or admit (as)
EX 1 He was acknowledged to be the best player. He was acknowledged as their leader. They acknowledged themselves (to be) defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to recognize, accept, or admit (as)
EX 1 He was acknowledged to be the best player. He was acknowledged as their leader. They acknowledged themselves (to be) defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to recognize, accept, or admit (as)
EX 1 He was acknowledged to be the best player. He was acknowledged as their leader. They acknowledged themselves (to be) defeated
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to show that one is grateful for, as by giving or saying something
EX 1 His long service with the company was acknowledged with a present
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to show that one is grateful for, as by giving or saying something
EX 1 His long service with the company was acknowledged with a present
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to state that one has received (something)
EX 1 We must acknowledge his letter
LEMMA acknowledge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acknowledges
VAR 2 acknowledged
VAR 3 acknowledged
VAR 4 acknowledging
DEF = to show that one recognizes (someone) as by smiling, or waving
EX 1 My son walked right past me without even acknowledging me
LEMMA acquaint with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquaints
VAR 2 acquainted
VAR 3 acquainted
VAR 4 acquainting
DEF = to make (oneself or someone) familiar with (something)
EX 1
LEMMA acquiesce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquiesces
VAR 2 acquiesced
VAR 3 acquiesced
VAR 4 acquiescing
DEF = to agree, often unwillingly, without raising an argument; accept quietly
EX 1 He acquiesced in the plans his parents had made for him
LEMMA acquire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquires
VAR 2 acquired
VAR 3 acquired
VAR 4 acquiring
DEF = to get for oneself by one's own work, skill, action, etc.
EX 1 He acquired a knowledge of the language by careful study
LEMMA acquire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquires
VAR 2 acquired
VAR 3 acquired
VAR 4 acquiring
DEF = to gain or come into possession of
EX 1 With the money he had won he was able to acquire some property
LEMMA acquit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acquits
VAR 2 acquited
VAR 3 acquited
VAR 4 acquiting
DEF = to give a decision as in a court of law that (someone) is not guilty of a fault or crime
EX 1 They acquitted him of murder. He was acquitted on the charge
LEMMA acquit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acquits
VAR 2 acquited
VAR 3 acquited
VAR 4 acquiting
DEF = to give a decision as in a court of law that (someone) is not guilty of a fault or crime
EX 1 They acquitted him of murder. He was acquitted on the charge
LEMMA acquit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acquits
VAR 2 acquited
VAR 3 acquited
VAR 4 acquiting
DEF = lit, usu. apprec. to cause (oneself) to act in the stated (usu. favourable) way
EX 1 He acquitted himself rather badly
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to represent (a part) or perform by action, esp. on the stage
EX 1 Olivier is acting ("Othello") tonight
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to represent (a part) or perform by action, esp. on the stage
EX 1 Olivier is acting ("Othello") tonight
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = derog to play the part of, as in a play
EX 1 He is always acting the experienced man who has seen everything
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = derog to behave as if performing on the stage
EX 1 I can't take her seriously because she always seems to be acting
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = (of a play) to be able to be performed as stated
EX 1 The play acts well
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to take action
EX 1 Think before you act! She acted favourably on our suggestion. In this case I'm acting for my friend Mr. Smith
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to take action
EX 1 Think before you act! She acted favourably on our suggestion. In this case I'm acting for my friend Mr. Smith
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to behave as stated
EX 1 to act foolishly/bravely and quickly
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to produce an effect; work
EX 1 Does the drug take long to act (on the pain)?
LEMMA act
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to produce an effect; work
EX 1 Does the drug take long to act (on the pain)?
LEMMA act as
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to fulfil the purpose of
EX 1 A trained dog can act as a guide to a blind man
LEMMA activate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 activates
VAR 2 activated
VAR 3 activated
VAR 4 activating
DEF = to cause to be active; bring into use
EX 1
LEMMA activate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 activates
VAR 2 activated
VAR 3 activated
VAR 4 activating
DEF = to cause (a chemical action) to happen more quickly, as by heating
EX 1
LEMMA activate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 activates
VAR 2 activated
VAR 3 activated
VAR 4 activating
DEF = to cause to be RADIOACTIVE
EX 1
LEMMA activate
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 activates
VAR 2 activated
VAR 3 activated
VAR 4 activating
DEF = to make pure (waste matter (SEWAGE)) by passing air through
EX 1
LEMMA act out
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to express (thoughts, unconscious fears, etc.) in actions and behaviour rather than in words
EX 1
LEMMA act out
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to express (thoughts, unconscious fears, etc.) in actions and behaviour rather than in words
EX 1
LEMMA actuate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 actuates
VAR 2 actuated
VAR 3 actuated
VAR 4 actuating
DEF = to cause to act
EX 1 He is actuated not by kindness but by a desire for fame
LEMMA act up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = to behave or perform badly
EX 1 The car's engine is beginning to act up
LEMMA act up to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 acts
VAR 2 acted
VAR 3 acted
VAR 4 acting
DEF = LIVE UP TO
EX 1
LEMMA adapt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adapts
VAR 2 adapted
VAR 3 adapted
VAR 4 adapting
DEF = to change so as to be or make suitable for new needs, different conditions, etc.
EX 1 He adapted an old car engine to drive his boat. We adapted ourselves to the hot weather
LEMMA adapt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adapts
VAR 2 adapted
VAR 3 adapted
VAR 4 adapting
DEF = to change so as to be or make suitable for new needs, different conditions, etc.
EX 1 He adapted an old car engine to drive his boat. We adapted ourselves to the hot weather
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to put together with something else so as to increase the number, size, importance, etc.
EX 1 The fire is going out; will you add some wood? He added some wood to increase the fire. He added the wood to the fire
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to join (numbers, amounts, etc.) so as to find the total
EX 1 If you add 5 and/to 3 you get 8
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to join (numbers, amounts, etc.) so as to find the total
EX 1 If you add 5 and/to 3 you get 8
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to join (numbers, amounts, etc.) so as to find the total
EX 1 If you add 5 and/to 3 you get 8
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to join (numbers, amounts, etc.) so as to find the total
EX 1 If you add 5 and/to 3 you get 8
LEMMA add
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to say also
EX 1 I should like to add that we are pleased with the result
LEMMA addict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addicts
VAR 2 addicted
VAR 3 addicted
VAR 4 addicting
DEF = to cause (someone) to need or be in the habit of having, taking, etc.
EX 1 He became addicted to the drug. (fig.) He was addicted to reading
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = to cause (an egg) to go bad (of an egg) to go bad
EX 1
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = to cause (an egg) to go bad (of an egg) to go bad
EX 1
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = to cause (an egg) to go bad (of an egg) to go bad
EX 1
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = infml to confuse (someone or someone's brain) infml (of someone's brain) to become confused
EX 1
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = infml to confuse (someone or someone's brain) infml (of someone's brain) to become confused
EX 1
LEMMA addle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addles
VAR 2 addled
VAR 3 addled
VAR 4 addling
DEF = infml to confuse (someone or someone's brain) infml (of someone's brain) to become confused
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = to write (on an envelope, parcel, etc.) the name of the person meant to be the receiver, usu. with the place where that person lives or works
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = to direct speech or writing to (a person or group)
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = to direct (speech or writing) to a person or group
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = fml to cause (oneself) to begin to speak to a person or group
EX 1
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = fml to put (oneself) to work at
EX 1 He addressed himself to the main difficulty
LEMMA address
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 addresses
VAR 2 addressed
VAR 3 addressed
VAR 4 addressing
DEF = to speak or write to, using a particular title of rank
EX 1 Don't address me as "officer"
LEMMA add to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to increase
EX 1
LEMMA adduce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adduces
VAR 2 adduced
VAR 3 adduced
VAR 4 adducing
DEF = to give (an example, proof, reason, etc.)
EX 1 Can you adduce any reason at all for his strange behaviour, Holmes?
LEMMA add up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = infml to make sense; seem likely
EX 1 The various facts in the case just don't add up
LEMMA add up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = infml to make sense; seem likely
EX 1 The various facts in the case just don't add up
LEMMA add up
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to add (numbers) together to get a total
EX 1
LEMMA add up
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = to add (numbers) together to get a total
EX 1
LEMMA add up to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = infml to seem to be; amount to; mean
EX 1 Your long answer just adds up to a refusal
LEMMA add up to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = infml to seem to be; amount to; mean
EX 1 Your long answer just adds up to a refusal
LEMMA add up to
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = (of numbers) to amount to (a total) when added together
EX 1
LEMMA add up to
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adds
VAR 2 added
VAR 3 added
VAR 4 adding
DEF = (of numbers) to amount to (a total) when added together
EX 1
LEMMA adhere
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adheres
VAR 2 adhered
VAR 3 adhered
VAR 4 adhering
DEF = to stick firmly (to another or each other)
EX 1 The 2 surfaces adhered (to each other), and we couldn't get them apart
LEMMA adhere to
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adheres
VAR 2 adhered
VAR 3 adhered
VAR 4 adhering
DEF = to favour strongly and remain with; follow steadily; be faithful to (an idea, opinion, belief, etc.)
EX 1 If you decide on a plan to win the game, you should adhere to it
LEMMA adjoin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjoins
VAR 2 adjoined
VAR 3 adjoined
VAR 4 adjoining
DEF = to be next to, very close to, or touching (one another)
EX 1 Our house adjoins theirs. Our 2 houses adjoin. the adjoining room adjoining rooms
LEMMA adjoin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjoins
VAR 2 adjoined
VAR 3 adjoined
VAR 4 adjoining
DEF = to be next to, very close to, or touching (one another)
EX 1 Our house adjoins theirs. Our 2 houses adjoin. the adjoining room adjoining rooms
LEMMA adjoin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjoins
VAR 2 adjoined
VAR 3 adjoined
VAR 4 adjoining
DEF = to be next to, very close to, or touching (one another)
EX 1 Our house adjoins theirs. Our 2 houses adjoin. the adjoining room adjoining rooms
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = to bring (a meeting, trial, etc.) to a stop, esp. for a particular period or until a later time (of people at a meeting, court of law, etc.) to come to such a stop
EX 1
LEMMA adjourn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjourns
VAR 2 adjourned
VAR 3 adjourned
VAR 4 adjourning
DEF = often humor (of a group of people who are eating, talking, arguing, etc.) to go to another place, esp. for a rest
EX 1 We finished dinner and adjourned to the sunny garden
LEMMA adjudge
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudges
VAR 2 adjudged
VAR 3 adjudged
VAR 4 adjudging
DEF = to decide or state officially or by law
EX 1 The court adjudged that he was guilty. It adjudged him (to be) guilty
LEMMA adjudge
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudges
VAR 2 adjudged
VAR 3 adjudged
VAR 4 adjudging
DEF = to decide or state officially or by law
EX 1 The court adjudged that he was guilty. It adjudged him (to be) guilty
LEMMA adjudge
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudges
VAR 2 adjudged
VAR 3 adjudged
VAR 4 adjudging
DEF = to decide or state officially or by law
EX 1 The court adjudged that he was guilty. It adjudged him (to be) guilty
LEMMA adjudge
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudges
VAR 2 adjudged
VAR 3 adjudged
VAR 4 adjudging
DEF = to give, esp. as a prize or by a decision in law
EX 1 The court adjudged the dead man's house to his son
LEMMA adjudicate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudicates
VAR 2 adjudicated
VAR 3 adjudicated
VAR 4 adjudicating
DEF = to act as a judge (esp. in competitions between non-professionals in the arts)
EX 1 Who will adjudicate (on this matter)?
LEMMA adjudicate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudicates
VAR 2 adjudicated
VAR 3 adjudicated
VAR 4 adjudicating
DEF = to act as a judge (esp. in competitions between non-professionals in the arts)
EX 1 Who will adjudicate (on this matter)?
LEMMA adjudicate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudicates
VAR 2 adjudicated
VAR 3 adjudicated
VAR 4 adjudicating
DEF = (of a court or judge) to make a decision about
EX 1 Who will adjudicate this matter (for us)?
LEMMA adjudicate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudicates
VAR 2 adjudicated
VAR 3 adjudicated
VAR 4 adjudicating
DEF = ADJUDGE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA adjudicate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adjudicates
VAR 2 adjudicated
VAR 3 adjudicated
VAR 4 adjudicating
DEF = ADJUDGE (1)
EX 1
LEMMA adjure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjures
VAR 2 adjured
VAR 3 adjured
VAR 4 adjuring
DEF = to urge solemnly
EX 1 She adjured him to tell the truth
LEMMA adjure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjures
VAR 2 adjured
VAR 3 adjured
VAR 4 adjuring
DEF = to urge solemnly
EX 1 She adjured him to tell the truth
LEMMA adjust
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjusts
VAR 2 adjusted
VAR 3 adjusted
VAR 4 adjusting
DEF = to change slightly, esp. in order to make suitable for a particular job or new conditions
EX 1 I must adjust my watch, it's slow. He adjusted (himself) very quickly to the heat of the country
LEMMA adjust
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjusts
VAR 2 adjusted
VAR 3 adjusted
VAR 4 adjusting
DEF = to change slightly, esp. in order to make suitable for a particular job or new conditions
EX 1 I must adjust my watch, it's slow. He adjusted (himself) very quickly to the heat of the country
LEMMA adjust
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adjusts
VAR 2 adjusted
VAR 3 adjusted
VAR 4 adjusting
DEF = to put into order; put in place; set right
EX 1 Your coat collar needs adjusting
LEMMA ad-lib
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ad-libs
VAR 2 ad-libbed
VAR 3 ad-libbed
VAR 4 ad-libbing
DEF = to invent and deliver (music, words, notes, etc.) without preparation, as in a play, performance, or meeting
EX 1
LEMMA ad-lib
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ad-libs
VAR 2 ad-libbed
VAR 3 ad-libbed
VAR 4 ad-libbing
DEF = to invent and deliver (music, words, notes, etc.) without preparation, as in a play, performance, or meeting
EX 1
LEMMA administer
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 administers
VAR 2 administered
VAR 3 administered
VAR 4 administering
DEF = to control (esp. the business or affairs of a person or group)
EX 1
LEMMA administer
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 administers
VAR 2 administered
VAR 3 administered
VAR 4 administering
DEF = to put into operation; make work; give
EX 1 The courts administer the law. She administered the medicine to the sick woman
LEMMA administer
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 administers
VAR 2 administered
VAR 3 administered
VAR 4 administering
DEF = fml to give (the official form of a promise or religious ceremony)
EX 1 I administered the OATH to him
LEMMA administer to
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 administers
VAR 2 administered
VAR 3 administered
VAR 4 administering
DEF = MINISTER TO
EX 1
LEMMA admire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admires
VAR 2 admired
VAR 3 admired
VAR 4 admiring
DEF = to regard with pleasure and respect; have a good opinion of
EX 1 I admire her for her bravery. I gave her an admiring look
LEMMA admire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admires
VAR 2 admired
VAR 3 admired
VAR 4 admiring
DEF = to regard with pleasure and respect; have a good opinion of
EX 1 I admire her for her bravery. I gave her an admiring look
LEMMA admire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admires
VAR 2 admired
VAR 3 admired
VAR 4 admiring
DEF = to look at with pleasure
EX 1
LEMMA admire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admires
VAR 2 admired
VAR 3 admired
VAR 4 admiring
DEF = to look at with pleasure
EX 1
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to permit (a person or thing) to enter; let in
EX 1 I cannot admit you into the theatre yet. There were no windows to admit air. He was admitted to (the) hospital suffering from burns
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to permit (a person or thing) to enter; let in
EX 1 I cannot admit you into the theatre yet. There were no windows to admit air. He was admitted to (the) hospital suffering from burns
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to permit (a person or thing) to enter; let in
EX 1 I cannot admit you into the theatre yet. There were no windows to admit air. He was admitted to (the) hospital suffering from burns
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to have space or room for
EX 1 The church admits only 200 people
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to state or agree to the truth of (usu. something bad); CONFESS (1)
EX 1 The thief admitted his crime. He admitted to the murder. He admitted (to) stealing. I admit that it was difficult. They admitted him to be mad
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to state or agree to the truth of (usu. something bad); CONFESS (1)
EX 1 The thief admitted his crime. He admitted to the murder. He admitted (to) stealing. I admit that it was difficult. They admitted him to be mad
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to state or agree to the truth of (usu. something bad); CONFESS (1)
EX 1 The thief admitted his crime. He admitted to the murder. He admitted (to) stealing. I admit that it was difficult. They admitted him to be mad
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to state or agree to the truth of (usu. something bad); CONFESS (1)
EX 1 The thief admitted his crime. He admitted to the murder. He admitted (to) stealing. I admit that it was difficult. They admitted him to be mad
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to state or agree to the truth of (usu. something bad); CONFESS (1)
EX 1 The thief admitted his crime. He admitted to the murder. He admitted (to) stealing. I admit that it was difficult. They admitted him to be mad
LEMMA admit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admitted
VAR 3 admitted
VAR 4 admitting
DEF = to leave room for as possible; allow
EX 1 The facts admit no other explanation
LEMMA admit of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admits
VAR 2 admited
VAR 3 admited
VAR 4 admiting
DEF = ADMIT (4)
EX 1
LEMMA admonish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admonishes
VAR 2 admonished
VAR 3 admonished
VAR 4 admonishing
DEF = to scold or warn gently
EX 1
LEMMA admonish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 admonishes
VAR 2 admonished
VAR 3 admonished
VAR 4 admonishing
DEF = to scold or warn gently
EX 1
LEMMA adopt
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adopts
VAR 2 adopted
VAR 3 adopted
VAR 4 adopting
DEF = to take (someone, esp. a child) into one's family as a relation for ever and to take on the full responsibilities in law of the parent
EX 1
LEMMA adopt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adopts
VAR 2 adopted
VAR 3 adopted
VAR 4 adopting
DEF = to take and use as one's own
EX 1 I adopted their method of making the machine
LEMMA adopt
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adopts
VAR 2 adopted
VAR 3 adopted
VAR 4 adopting
DEF = to approve formally; accept
EX 1 The committee adopted his suggestions
LEMMA adopt
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 adopts
VAR 2 adopted
VAR 3 adopted
VAR 4 adopting
DEF = to choose, esp. as a representative
EX 1
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to worship as God
EX 1
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to worship as God
EX 1
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to love deeply and respect highly
EX 1 gave her an adoring look He adores his elder brother. his adored elder brother
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to love deeply and respect highly
EX 1 gave her an adoring look He adores his elder brother. his adored elder brother
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to love deeply and respect highly
EX 1 gave her an adoring look He adores his elder brother. his adored elder brother
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = to love deeply and respect highly
EX 1 gave her an adoring look He adores his elder brother. his adored elder brother
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = infml to like very much
EX 1 She adores the cinema/going to the cinema
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = infml to like very much
EX 1 She adores the cinema/going to the cinema
LEMMA adore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adores
VAR 2 adored
VAR 3 adored
VAR 4 adoring
DEF = infml to like very much
EX 1 She adores the cinema/going to the cinema
LEMMA adorn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adorns
VAR 2 adorned
VAR 3 adorned
VAR 4 adorning
DEF = to add beauty or ornament to
EX 1
LEMMA adorn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adorns
VAR 2 adorned
VAR 3 adorned
VAR 4 adorning
DEF = to add importance or attractiveness to
EX 1 He adorned his story with all sorts of adventures that never happened
LEMMA adulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adulates
VAR 2 adulated
VAR 3 adulated
VAR 4 adulating
DEF = to praise more than is necessary or truthful, esp. to win favour
EX 1
LEMMA adulterate
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 adulterates
VAR 2 adulterated
VAR 3 adulterated
VAR 4 adulterating
DEF = to make impure or of poorer quality by the addition of something of lower quality
EX 1 This milk has been adulterated with water
LEMMA adumbrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adumbrates
VAR 2 adumbrated
VAR 3 adumbrated
VAR 4 adumbrating
DEF = to give an incomplete or faint idea of (esp. future events)
EX 1
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to move or come forward
EX 1 The soldiers advanced on the enemy. They advanced 20 miles
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to move or come forward
EX 1 The soldiers advanced on the enemy. They advanced 20 miles
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to move or come forward
EX 1 The soldiers advanced on the enemy. They advanced 20 miles
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to (cause to) improve or move forward
EX 1 He worked so well that his employer soon advanced him (to a higher position)
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to (cause to) improve or move forward
EX 1 He worked so well that his employer soon advanced him (to a higher position)
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to bring forward to an earlier date or time
EX 1
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = to move forward; develop; change
EX 1 A month has passed and the work has not advanced
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = rare to (cause to) increase; (cause to) rise
EX 1
LEMMA advance
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 advances
VAR 2 advanced
VAR 3 advanced
VAR 4 advancing
DEF = rare to (cause to) increase; (cause to) rise
EX 1
LEMMA advantage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advantages
VAR 2 advantaged
VAR 3 advantaged
VAR 4 advantaging
DEF = to be of profit to; BENEFIT
EX 1
LEMMA advertise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advertises
VAR 2 advertised
VAR 3 advertised
VAR 4 advertising
DEF = to make (something for sale, services offered, room to let, etc.) known to the public, as in a newspaper, or on film or television
EX 1 They advertised (that they had) a used car for sale
LEMMA advertise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advertises
VAR 2 advertised
VAR 3 advertised
VAR 4 advertising
DEF = to make (something for sale, services offered, room to let, etc.) known to the public, as in a newspaper, or on film or television
EX 1 They advertised (that they had) a used car for sale
LEMMA advertise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advertises
VAR 2 advertised
VAR 3 advertised
VAR 4 advertising
DEF = to make (something for sale, services offered, room to let, etc.) known to the public, as in a newspaper, or on film or television
EX 1 They advertised (that they had) a used car for sale
LEMMA advertise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advertises
VAR 2 advertised
VAR 3 advertised
VAR 4 advertising
DEF = to ask (for someone or something) by placing an advertisement in a newspaper, shop window, etc.
EX 1 We should advertise for someone to look after the garden
LEMMA advert to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 adverts
VAR 2 adverted
VAR 3 adverted
VAR 4 adverting
DEF = to mention (something)
EX 1
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = to tell (somebody) what one thinks should be done; give advice to (somebody)
EX 1 I advise waiting till the proper time. I will do as you advise. I advised her that she should wait. I advised her where to stay. I advise you to leave now
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = fml to give notice to; inform
EX 1 I have advised her that we are coming. Will you advise us (of) when the bags should arrive?
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = fml to give notice to; inform
EX 1 I have advised her that we are coming. Will you advise us (of) when the bags should arrive?
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = fml to give notice to; inform
EX 1 I have advised her that we are coming. Will you advise us (of) when the bags should arrive?
LEMMA advise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advises
VAR 2 advised
VAR 3 advised
VAR 4 advising
DEF = fml to give notice to; inform
EX 1 I have advised her that we are coming. Will you advise us (of) when the bags should arrive?
LEMMA advocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advocates
VAR 2 advocated
VAR 3 advocated
VAR 4 advocating
DEF = to speak in favour of; support (esp. an idea or plan)
EX 1 I do not advocate building large factories
LEMMA advocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 advocates
VAR 2 advocated
VAR 3 advocated
VAR 4 advocating
DEF = to speak in favour of; support (esp. an idea or plan)
EX 1 I do not advocate building large factories
LEMMA aerate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerates
VAR 2 aerated
VAR 3 aerated
VAR 4 aerating
DEF = to put air or gas into (a liquid, esp. a drink) as by pressure
EX 1
LEMMA aerate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerates
VAR 2 aerated
VAR 3 aerated
VAR 4 aerating
DEF = to put air or gas into (a liquid, esp. a drink) as by pressure
EX 1
LEMMA aerate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerates
VAR 2 aerated
VAR 3 aerated
VAR 4 aerating
DEF = to allow air to act upon
EX 1 Blood is aerated in the lungs
LEMMA aerate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aerates
VAR 2 aerated
VAR 3 aerated
VAR 4 aerating
DEF = to allow air to act upon
EX 1 Blood is aerated in the lungs
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = to pretend to feel, have, or do
EX 1 He affected illness so that he need not go to work. He affected not to hear her
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = to pretend to feel, have, or do
EX 1 He affected illness so that he need not go to work. He affected not to hear her
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = to show a liking for; use
EX 1 He affects long words that few people can understand
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = to cause some result or change in; influence
EX 1 Smoking affects health
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = to cause feelings of sorrow, anger, love, etc., in
EX 1 She was deeply affected by the news of his death
LEMMA affect
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affects
VAR 2 affected
VAR 3 affected
VAR 4 affecting
DEF = (of a disease) to attack
EX 1
LEMMA affiance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiances
VAR 2 affianced
VAR 3 affianced
VAR 4 affiancing
DEF = to promise in marriage
EX 1
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affiliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affiliates
VAR 2 affiliated
VAR 3 affiliated
VAR 4 affiliating
DEF = (esp. of a society or group) to join or connect
EX 1 All the affiliated organizations are in favour of the plan
LEMMA affirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affirms
VAR 2 affirmed
VAR 3 affirmed
VAR 4 affirming
DEF = to declare (usu. again, or in answer to a question)
EX 1 He affirmed his love for her. He affirmed that he was telling the truth
LEMMA affirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affirms
VAR 2 affirmed
VAR 3 affirmed
VAR 4 affirming
DEF = to declare (usu. again, or in answer to a question)
EX 1 He affirmed his love for her. He affirmed that he was telling the truth
LEMMA affirm
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 affirms
VAR 2 affirmed
VAR 3 affirmed
VAR 4 affirming
DEF = to promise to tell the truth in a court of law, but without mentioning God or the Bible in the promise
EX 1
LEMMA affix
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affixes
VAR 2 affixed
VAR 3 affixed
VAR 4 affixing
DEF = to fix, fasten, or stick
EX 1 I affixed a stamp to the envelope
LEMMA affix
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affixes
VAR 2 affixed
VAR 3 affixed
VAR 4 affixing
DEF = to add by writing
EX 1 He affixed his name to the letter
LEMMA afflict
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 afflicts
VAR 2 afflicted
VAR 3 afflicted
VAR 4 afflicting
DEF = to cause to suffer in the body or mind; trouble
EX 1
LEMMA afford
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affords
VAR 2 afforded
VAR 3 afforded
VAR 4 affording
DEF = (usu. with can, could, able to) to be able to buy
EX 1 At last we can/are able to afford a house!
LEMMA afford
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affords
VAR 2 afforded
VAR 3 afforded
VAR 4 affording
DEF = (usu. with can, could, able to) to be able to do, spend, give, bear, etc., without serious loss or damage
EX 1 Can you afford L15,000 for a house? Can you afford to lend me some money? I can't afford 3 weeks away from work
LEMMA afford
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affords
VAR 2 afforded
VAR 3 afforded
VAR 4 affording
DEF = (usu. with can, could, able to) to be able to do, spend, give, bear, etc., without serious loss or damage
EX 1 Can you afford L15,000 for a house? Can you afford to lend me some money? I can't afford 3 weeks away from work
LEMMA afford
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affords
VAR 2 afforded
VAR 3 afforded
VAR 4 affording
DEF = fml & lit to provide with; supply with; give
EX 1 The tree afforded us shelter from the rain
LEMMA afford
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affords
VAR 2 afforded
VAR 3 afforded
VAR 4 affording
DEF = fml & lit to provide with; supply with; give
EX 1 The tree afforded us shelter from the rain
LEMMA afforest
POS v
FIELD1 fr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 afforests
VAR 2 afforested
VAR 3 afforested
VAR 4 afforesting
DEF = to plant with trees in order to make a forest
EX 1
LEMMA affront
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 affronts
VAR 2 affronted
VAR 3 affronted
VAR 4 affronting
DEF = to be rude to or hurt the feelings of, esp. in public; offend
EX 1
LEMMA age
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
VAR 2 aged
VAR 3 aged
VAR 4 aging
DEF = to (cause to) become old
EX 1 After his wife's death he aged quickly. The fear of what might happen aged him
LEMMA age
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ages
VAR 2 aged
VAR 3 aged
VAR 4 aging
DEF = to (cause to) become old
EX 1 After his wife's death he aged quickly. The fear of what might happen aged him
LEMMA age
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 ages
VAR 2 aged
VAR 3 aged
VAR 4 aging
DEF = to (cause to) become fitter for use with the passage of time; (cause to) have a fully-developed taste
EX 1 The wine aged well
LEMMA age
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 fo
VAR 1 ages
VAR 2 aged
VAR 3 aged
VAR 4 aging
DEF = to (cause to) become fitter for use with the passage of time; (cause to) have a fully-developed taste
EX 1 The wine aged well
LEMMA agglomerate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agglomerates
VAR 2 agglomerated
VAR 3 agglomerated
VAR 4 agglomerating
DEF = to collect or gather into a mass or heap without organization
EX 1
LEMMA agglomerate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agglomerates
VAR 2 agglomerated
VAR 3 agglomerated
VAR 4 agglomerating
DEF = to collect or gather into a mass or heap without organization
EX 1
LEMMA aggravate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggravates
VAR 2 aggravated
VAR 3 aggravated
VAR 4 aggravating
DEF = to make more serious or dangerous; make worse
EX 1 The lack of rain aggravated the already serious lack of food
LEMMA aggravate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggravates
VAR 2 aggravated
VAR 3 aggravated
VAR 4 aggravating
DEF = infml or nonstandard to annoy
EX 1 If he aggravates me any more I shall hit him. I don't like your aggravating talk
LEMMA aggravate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggravates
VAR 2 aggravated
VAR 3 aggravated
VAR 4 aggravating
DEF = infml or nonstandard to annoy
EX 1 If he aggravates me any more I shall hit him. I don't like your aggravating talk
LEMMA aggregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregates
VAR 2 aggregated
VAR 3 aggregated
VAR 4 aggregating
DEF = to (cause to) come together into a group or mass
EX 1
LEMMA aggregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregates
VAR 2 aggregated
VAR 3 aggregated
VAR 4 aggregating
DEF = to (cause to) come together into a group or mass
EX 1
LEMMA aggregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregates
VAR 2 aggregated
VAR 3 aggregated
VAR 4 aggregating
DEF = rare to amount as a whole to; add up to
EX 1 His various wages for the year aggregated (to) L10,000
LEMMA aggregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aggregates
VAR 2 aggregated
VAR 3 aggregated
VAR 4 aggregating
DEF = rare to amount as a whole to; add up to
EX 1 His various wages for the year aggregated (to) L10,000
LEMMA agitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agitates
VAR 2 agitated
VAR 3 agitated
VAR 4 agitating
DEF = to shake (a liquid) or move (the surface of a liquid) about
EX 1
LEMMA agitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agitates
VAR 2 agitated
VAR 3 agitated
VAR 4 agitating
DEF = to cause anxiety to; trouble; worry
EX 1
LEMMA agitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agitates
VAR 2 agitated
VAR 3 agitated
VAR 4 agitating
DEF = to cause anxiety to; trouble; worry
EX 1
LEMMA agitate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 agitates
VAR 2 agitated
VAR 3 agitated
VAR 4 agitating
DEF = to argue strongly in public or to act for or against some political or social change
EX 1
LEMMA agonize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agonizes
VAR 2 agonized
VAR 3 agonized
VAR 4 agonizing
DEF = to suffer great pain or anxiety
EX 1 He agonizes over every decision he has to make
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to accept an idea, opinion, etc., esp. after unwillingness or argument; approve
EX 1 He agreed to my idea. We met at the agreed place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to accept an idea, opinion, etc., esp. after unwillingness or argument; approve
EX 1 He agreed to my idea. We met at the agreed place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to have or share the same opinion, feeling, or purpose
EX 1 She agreed with me. We agreed on the plan. We agreed to leave at once. They agreed that they should ask him. We agreed on a price for the car. We met at the agreed-on place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to have or share the same opinion, feeling, or purpose
EX 1 She agreed with me. We agreed on the plan. We agreed to leave at once. They agreed that they should ask him. We agreed on a price for the car. We met at the agreed-on place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to have or share the same opinion, feeling, or purpose
EX 1 She agreed with me. We agreed on the plan. We agreed to leave at once. They agreed that they should ask him. We agreed on a price for the car. We met at the agreed-on place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to have or share the same opinion, feeling, or purpose
EX 1 She agreed with me. We agreed on the plan. We agreed to leave at once. They agreed that they should ask him. We agreed on a price for the car. We met at the agreed-on place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to have or share the same opinion, feeling, or purpose
EX 1 She agreed with me. We agreed on the plan. We agreed to leave at once. They agreed that they should ask him. We agreed on a price for the car. We met at the agreed-on place
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to be happy together; get on well together
EX 1 They will never agree
LEMMA agree
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = BrE nonstandard to accept (an idea, opinion, etc.) esp. after unwillingness or argument
EX 1 The workers have agreed the government's plan
LEMMA agree with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = to be in accordance with
EX 1 Your story agrees with his in everything except small details
LEMMA agree with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = infml to suit the health of
EX 1 The soup did not agree with me, and has given me a pain
LEMMA agree with
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 agrees
VAR 2 agreeed
VAR 3 agreeed
VAR 4 agreeing
DEF = (of nouns, adjectives, verbs, etc.) to have the same number, person, CASE, etc., as
EX 1
LEMMA aid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aids
VAR 2 aided
VAR 3 aided
VAR 4 aiding
DEF = to give support to; help
EX 1
LEMMA aid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aids
VAR 2 aided
VAR 3 aided
VAR 4 aiding
DEF = to give support to; help
EX 1
LEMMA aid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aids
VAR 2 aided
VAR 3 aided
VAR 4 aiding
DEF = to give support to; help
EX 1
LEMMA ail
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ails
VAR 2 ailed
VAR 3 ailed
VAR 4 ailing
DEF = infml to be ill and grow weak
EX 1
LEMMA ail
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ails
VAR 2 ailed
VAR 3 ailed
VAR 4 ailing
DEF = infml to be ill and grow weak
EX 1
LEMMA ail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ails
VAR 2 ailed
VAR 3 ailed
VAR 4 ailing
DEF = becoming rare to cause pain to; trouble (esp. in the phr. What ails you?)
EX 1
LEMMA aim
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to point or direct (a weapon, shot, remark, etc.) towards some object, esp. with the intention of hitting it
EX 1 He aimed the gun carefully. He aimed it at her head. My remarks were not aimed at you
LEMMA aim
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to point or direct (a weapon, shot, remark, etc.) towards some object, esp. with the intention of hitting it
EX 1 He aimed the gun carefully. He aimed it at her head. My remarks were not aimed at you
LEMMA aim
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to point or direct (a weapon, shot, remark, etc.) towards some object, esp. with the intention of hitting it
EX 1 He aimed the gun carefully. He aimed it at her head. My remarks were not aimed at you
LEMMA aim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to direct one's efforts (towards doing or obtaining something); intend (to)
EX 1 I aim to be a writer
LEMMA aim at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to make an effort towards
EX 1 The factory must aim at increased production/at increasing production
LEMMA aim at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = to make an effort towards
EX 1 The factory must aim at increased production/at increasing production
LEMMA aim for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aims
VAR 2 aimed
VAR 3 aimed
VAR 4 aiming
DEF = AIM AT
EX 1
LEMMA air
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
VAR 2 aired
VAR 3 aired
VAR 4 airing
DEF = to dry (clothes, sheets, beds, etc.) by putting them in a place that is warm or has plenty of dry air (of clothes, sheets, beds, etc.) to become dry by this method
EX 1
LEMMA air
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
VAR 2 aired
VAR 3 aired
VAR 4 airing
DEF = to dry (clothes, sheets, beds, etc.) by putting them in a place that is warm or has plenty of dry air (of clothes, sheets, beds, etc.) to become dry by this method
EX 1
LEMMA air
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
VAR 2 aired
VAR 3 aired
VAR 4 airing
DEF = to (cause to) become fresh by letting in air
EX 1 We aired the room by opening the windows
LEMMA air
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 airs
VAR 2 aired
VAR 3 aired
VAR 4 airing
DEF = to (cause to) become fresh by letting in air
EX 1 We aired the room by opening the windows
LEMMA air
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 airs
VAR 2 aired
VAR 3 aired
VAR 4 airing
DEF = to make known to others (one's opinions, ideas, complaints, etc.), esp. in a noisy manner
EX 1 They were tired of the doctor airing his knowledge
LEMMA alarm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alarms
VAR 2 alarmed
VAR 3 alarmed
VAR 4 alarming
DEF = to excite with sudden fear and anxiety
EX 1
LEMMA alarm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alarms
VAR 2 alarmed
VAR 3 alarmed
VAR 4 alarming
DEF = to make conscious of danger
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alerts
VAR 2 alerted
VAR 3 alerted
VAR 4 alerting
DEF = to put (esp. soldiers) on the ALERT@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA alert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alerts
VAR 2 alerted
VAR 3 alerted
VAR 4 alerting
DEF = to warn
EX 1 The doctor alerted me to the danger of not getting enough sleep
LEMMA alienate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alienates
VAR 2 alienated
VAR 3 alienated
VAR 4 alienating
DEF = to turn away the friendship of; cause to feel or become an enemy; make unfriendly
EX 1
LEMMA alienate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alienates
VAR 2 alienated
VAR 3 alienated
VAR 4 alienating
DEF = tech to take away (the ownership of land, a business, a right, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA alight
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alights
VAR 2 alighted
VAR 3 alighted
VAR 4 alighting
DEF = to get off or down from, esp. at the end of a journey
EX 1 We alighted from the train soon after midday
LEMMA alight on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alights
VAR 2 alighted
VAR 3 alighted
VAR 4 alighting
DEF = to come down from the air onto
EX 1
LEMMA alight on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alights
VAR 2 alighted
VAR 3 alighted
VAR 4 alighting
DEF = fml to find unexpectedly; HAPPEN ON
EX 1
LEMMA align
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aligns
VAR 2 aligned
VAR 3 aligned
VAR 4 aligning
DEF = to come, bring, form, make, or arrange into a line
EX 1
LEMMA align
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aligns
VAR 2 aligned
VAR 3 aligned
VAR 4 aligning
DEF = to come, bring, form, make, or arrange into a line
EX 1
LEMMA align with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aligns
VAR 2 aligned
VAR 3 aligned
VAR 4 aligning
DEF = to cause to come into the same line as
EX 1 Do you think you could align this picture with the one directly opposite it?
LEMMA align with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aligns
VAR 2 aligned
VAR 3 aligned
VAR 4 aligning
DEF = to cause to come into accordance or agreement with
EX 1 We must align ourselves with the workers in the struggle for freedom
LEMMA allay
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allays
VAR 2 allayed
VAR 3 allayed
VAR 4 allaying
DEF = to make (fear, anger, doubt, etc.) less
EX 1
LEMMA allege
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleges
VAR 2 alleged
VAR 3 alleged
VAR 4 alleging
DEF = to state or declare without proof or before finding proof
EX 1 The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof. So they allege, but have they any proof?
LEMMA allege
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleges
VAR 2 alleged
VAR 3 alleged
VAR 4 alleging
DEF = to state or declare without proof or before finding proof
EX 1 The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof. So they allege, but have they any proof?
LEMMA allege
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleges
VAR 2 alleged
VAR 3 alleged
VAR 4 alleging
DEF = to state or declare without proof or before finding proof
EX 1 The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof. So they allege, but have they any proof?
LEMMA allege
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alleges
VAR 2 alleged
VAR 3 alleged
VAR 4 alleging
DEF = to state or declare without proof or before finding proof
EX 1 The newspaper reporters allege that the man was murdered but they have given no proof. So they allege, but have they any proof?
LEMMA alleviate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 alleviates
VAR 2 alleviated
VAR 3 alleviated
VAR 4 alleviating
DEF = to make (pain, suffering, anger, etc.) less
EX 1
LEMMA allocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocates
VAR 2 allocated
VAR 3 allocated
VAR 4 allocating
DEF = to divide and give as shares
EX 1 We must allocate the money carefully
LEMMA allocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocates
VAR 2 allocated
VAR 3 allocated
VAR 4 allocating
DEF = to give as a share
EX 1 We allocated the society some money
LEMMA allocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocates
VAR 2 allocated
VAR 3 allocated
VAR 4 allocating
DEF = to give as a share
EX 1 We allocated the society some money
LEMMA allocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocates
VAR 2 allocated
VAR 3 allocated
VAR 4 allocating
DEF = to set apart for somebody or some purpose
EX 1 That space has already been allocated for building a new hospital
LEMMA allocate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allocates
VAR 2 allocated
VAR 3 allocated
VAR 4 allocating
DEF = to set apart for somebody or some purpose
EX 1 That space has already been allocated for building a new hospital
LEMMA allot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allots
VAR 2 allotted
VAR 3 allotted
VAR 4 allotting
DEF = ALLOCATE
EX 1
LEMMA allot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allots
VAR 2 allotted
VAR 3 allotted
VAR 4 allotting
DEF = ALLOCATE
EX 1
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to let (somebody) do something; let (something) be done; permit
EX 1 They do not allow it/smoking/you to smoke. You are allowed into the room
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to let (somebody) do something; let (something) be done; permit
EX 1 They do not allow it/smoking/you to smoke. You are allowed into the room
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to let (somebody) do something; let (something) be done; permit
EX 1 They do not allow it/smoking/you to smoke. You are allowed into the room
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to make possible (for); provide (for)
EX 1 This plan allows 20 minutes for dinner. Your gift allows me to buy a car
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to make possible (for); provide (for)
EX 1 This plan allows 20 minutes for dinner. Your gift allows me to buy a car
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to permit to be or to come
EX 1 She won't allow dogs in the house
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to give, esp. money or time
EX 1 My father allows me some money for books. The bank allows 5% on money kept with it
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to give, esp. money or time
EX 1 My father allows me some money for books. The bank allows 5% on money kept with it
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = rare to admit; accept
EX 1 We must allow that he is a brave man
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = rare to admit; accept
EX 1 We must allow that he is a brave man
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = rare to admit; accept
EX 1 We must allow that he is a brave man
LEMMA allow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to permit as possible; admit
EX 1 The facts allow no other explanation
LEMMA allow for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to take into consideration
EX 1 Allowing for the train being late, we should be back by 10.30. Has everything been allowed for in your plan?
LEMMA allow for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to take into consideration
EX 1 Allowing for the train being late, we should be back by 10.30. Has everything been allowed for in your plan?
LEMMA allow for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to take into consideration
EX 1 Allowing for the train being late, we should be back by 10.30. Has everything been allowed for in your plan?
LEMMA allow for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to take into consideration
EX 1 Allowing for the train being late, we should be back by 10.30. Has everything been allowed for in your plan?
LEMMA allow for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = to take into consideration
EX 1 Allowing for the train being late, we should be back by 10.30. Has everything been allowed for in your plan?
LEMMA allow of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allows
VAR 2 allowed
VAR 3 allowed
VAR 4 allowing
DEF = ALLOW (6)
EX 1
LEMMA alloy
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 alloys
VAR 2 alloyed
VAR 3 alloyed
VAR 4 alloying
DEF = to mix (one metal) with another
EX 1
LEMMA alloy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alloys
VAR 2 alloyed
VAR 3 alloyed
VAR 4 alloying
DEF = lit to lower in value or quality; spoil
EX 1
LEMMA allude to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alludes
VAR 2 alluded
VAR 3 alluded
VAR 4 alluding
DEF = to speak of but without going straight to the point
EX 1 She did not say Mr. Smith's name, but it was clear she was alluding to him
LEMMA allude to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alludes
VAR 2 alluded
VAR 3 alluded
VAR 4 alluding
DEF = to speak of but without going straight to the point
EX 1 She did not say Mr. Smith's name, but it was clear she was alluding to him
LEMMA allure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allures
VAR 2 allured
VAR 3 allured
VAR 4 alluring
DEF = to attract by the offer of something pleasant; TEMPT
EX 1
LEMMA allure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allures
VAR 2 allured
VAR 3 allured
VAR 4 alluring
DEF = to attract by the offer of something pleasant; TEMPT
EX 1
LEMMA allure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 allures
VAR 2 allured
VAR 3 allured
VAR 4 alluring
DEF = to attract by the offer of something pleasant; TEMPT
EX 1
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA ally
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 allies
VAR 2 allied
VAR 3 allied
VAR 4 allying
DEF = to join or unite, as by political agreement or marriage
EX 1 The small country allied itself with/to the stronger power. Will the workers of the factories ally against the big employers? The allied countries fought together
LEMMA alter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alters
VAR 2 altered
VAR 3 altered
VAR 4 altering
DEF = to (cause to) become different
EX 1 This shirt must be altered; it's too large. You have altered since I last saw you
LEMMA alter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alters
VAR 2 altered
VAR 3 altered
VAR 4 altering
DEF = to (cause to) become different
EX 1 This shirt must be altered; it's too large. You have altered since I last saw you
LEMMA alter
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 alters
VAR 2 altered
VAR 3 altered
VAR 4 altering
DEF = euph CASTRATE
EX 1
LEMMA alternate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternates
VAR 2 alternated
VAR 3 alternated
VAR 4 alternating
DEF = to (cause to) follow by turns
EX 1 We alternated periods of work and rest. Farmers usually alternate their crops. Work and sleep alternated without any changes. Work alternated with sleep. My life alternated between work and sleep
LEMMA alternate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternates
VAR 2 alternated
VAR 3 alternated
VAR 4 alternating
DEF = to (cause to) follow by turns
EX 1 We alternated periods of work and rest. Farmers usually alternate their crops. Work and sleep alternated without any changes. Work alternated with sleep. My life alternated between work and sleep
LEMMA alternate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 alternates
VAR 2 alternated
VAR 3 alternated
VAR 4 alternating
DEF = to (cause to) follow by turns
EX 1 We alternated periods of work and rest. Farmers usually alternate their crops. Work and sleep alternated without any changes. Work alternated with sleep. My life alternated between work and sleep
LEMMA amalgamate
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 amalgamates
VAR 2 amalgamated
VAR 3 amalgamated
VAR 4 amalgamating
DEF = (of businesses, societies, groups, etc.) to join; unite to cause (businesses, societies, groups, etc.) to join or unite
EX 1
LEMMA amalgamate
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 amalgamates
VAR 2 amalgamated
VAR 3 amalgamated
VAR 4 amalgamating
DEF = (of businesses, societies, groups, etc.) to join; unite to cause (businesses, societies, groups, etc.) to join or unite
EX 1
LEMMA amalgamate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amalgamates
VAR 2 amalgamated
VAR 3 amalgamated
VAR 4 amalgamating
DEF = to (cause to) mix; combine
EX 1
LEMMA amalgamate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amalgamates
VAR 2 amalgamated
VAR 3 amalgamated
VAR 4 amalgamating
DEF = to (cause to) mix; combine
EX 1
LEMMA amass
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amasses
VAR 2 amassed
VAR 3 amassed
VAR 4 amassing
DEF = to gather or collect (money, goods, power, etc.) in great amounts
EX 1
LEMMA amass
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amasses
VAR 2 amassed
VAR 3 amassed
VAR 4 amassing
DEF = poet to come together into a mass
EX 1 The clouds amassed above the hills
LEMMA amaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amazes
VAR 2 amazed
VAR 3 amazed
VAR 4 amazing
DEF = to fill with great surprise; cause wonder in
EX 1 Your knowledge amazes me. It amazed me to hear that you were leaving
LEMMA amble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambles
VAR 2 ambled
VAR 3 ambled
VAR 4 ambling
DEF = to walk at an easy gentle rate
EX 1
LEMMA amble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ambles
VAR 2 ambled
VAR 3 ambled
VAR 4 ambling
DEF = to walk at an easy gentle rate
EX 1
LEMMA amble
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ambles
VAR 2 ambled
VAR 3 ambled
VAR 4 ambling
DEF = (of a horse) to move at an easy unhurried rate by lifting the 2 legs on one side and then the 2 on the other
EX 1
LEMMA amble
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ambles
VAR 2 ambled
VAR 3 ambled
VAR 4 ambling
DEF = (of a horse) to move at an easy unhurried rate by lifting the 2 legs on one side and then the 2 on the other
EX 1
LEMMA ambush
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ambushes
VAR 2 ambushed
VAR 3 ambushed
VAR 4 ambushing
DEF = to attack from a place where one has hidden and waited
EX 1
LEMMA ameliorate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ameliorates
VAR 2 ameliorated
VAR 3 ameliorated
VAR 4 ameliorating
DEF = to cause to become better or less bad; improve
EX 1
LEMMA ameliorate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ameliorates
VAR 2 ameliorated
VAR 3 ameliorated
VAR 4 ameliorating
DEF = to cause to become better or less bad; improve
EX 1
LEMMA amend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amends
VAR 2 amended
VAR 3 amended
VAR 4 amending
DEF = lit to (cause to) become better by getting rid of faults; (cause to) improve
EX 1
LEMMA amend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amends
VAR 2 amended
VAR 3 amended
VAR 4 amending
DEF = lit to (cause to) become better by getting rid of faults; (cause to) improve
EX 1
LEMMA amend
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 amends
VAR 2 amended
VAR 3 amended
VAR 4 amending
DEF = to make changes in the words of (a rule or law)
EX 1
LEMMA americanize
POS v
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 americanizes
VAR 2 americanized
VAR 3 americanized
VAR 4 americanizing
DEF = to (cause to) become American in character
EX 1
LEMMA americanize
POS v
FIELD1 zz
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 americanizes
VAR 2 americanized
VAR 3 americanized
VAR 4 americanizing
DEF = to (cause to) become American in character
EX 1
LEMMA amortize
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 amortizes
VAR 2 amortized
VAR 3 amortized
VAR 4 amortizing
DEF = to pay off (a debt), esp. by regular small amounts
EX 1
LEMMA amount to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amounts
VAR 2 amounted
VAR 3 amounted
VAR 4 amounting
DEF = to be equal to
EX 1 Your words amount to a refusal. His debts amount to over L1,000
LEMMA amount to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amounts
VAR 2 amounted
VAR 3 amounted
VAR 4 amounting
DEF = to be equal to
EX 1 Your words amount to a refusal. His debts amount to over L1,000
LEMMA amplify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amplifies
VAR 2 amplified
VAR 3 amplified
VAR 4 amplifying
DEF = to explain in greater detail
EX 1 He amplified (on) his remarks with drawings and figures
LEMMA amplify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amplifies
VAR 2 amplified
VAR 3 amplified
VAR 4 amplifying
DEF = to explain in greater detail
EX 1 He amplified (on) his remarks with drawings and figures
LEMMA amplify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amplifies
VAR 2 amplified
VAR 3 amplified
VAR 4 amplifying
DEF = to explain in greater detail
EX 1 He amplified (on) his remarks with drawings and figures
LEMMA amplify
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 amplifies
VAR 2 amplified
VAR 3 amplified
VAR 4 amplifying
DEF = to increase the strength of (something, esp. sound coming through electrical instruments)
EX 1
LEMMA amplify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amplifies
VAR 2 amplified
VAR 3 amplified
VAR 4 amplifying
DEF = to make larger or greater
EX 1
LEMMA amputate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 amputates
VAR 2 amputated
VAR 3 amputated
VAR 4 amputating
DEF = to remove (part of the body) by cutting off, esp. for medical reasons
EX 1 to amputate a leg/a finger This is serious: I'm afraid we'll have to amputate
LEMMA amputate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 amputates
VAR 2 amputated
VAR 3 amputated
VAR 4 amputating
DEF = to remove (part of the body) by cutting off, esp. for medical reasons
EX 1 to amputate a leg/a finger This is serious: I'm afraid we'll have to amputate
LEMMA amuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amuses
VAR 2 amused
VAR 3 amused
VAR 4 amusing
DEF = to satisfy or excite the sense of humour of; cause laughter in
EX 1 Your story/behaviour amuses me. I am amused to find you here. an amused expression on one's face an amusing story
LEMMA amuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amuses
VAR 2 amused
VAR 3 amused
VAR 4 amusing
DEF = to satisfy or excite the sense of humour of; cause laughter in
EX 1 Your story/behaviour amuses me. I am amused to find you here. an amused expression on one's face an amusing story
LEMMA amuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amuses
VAR 2 amused
VAR 3 amused
VAR 4 amusing
DEF = to cause to spend time in a pleasant or gay manner
EX 1 The new toys amused the child for hours. The children amused themselves by playing games while their parents talked
LEMMA amuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 amuses
VAR 2 amused
VAR 3 amused
VAR 4 amusing
DEF = to cause to spend time in a pleasant or gay manner
EX 1 The new toys amused the child for hours. The children amused themselves by playing games while their parents talked
LEMMA anaesthetize
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anaesthetizes
VAR 2 anaesthetized
VAR 3 anaesthetized
VAR 4 anaesthetizing
DEF = to make unable to feel pain, with or without producing unconsciousness
EX 1
LEMMA analogize
POS v
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogizes
VAR 2 analogized
VAR 3 analogized
VAR 4 analogizing
DEF = to explain by comparison
EX 1
LEMMA analogize
POS v
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogizes
VAR 2 analogized
VAR 3 analogized
VAR 4 analogizing
DEF = to explain by comparison
EX 1
LEMMA analogize
POS v
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogizes
VAR 2 analogized
VAR 3 analogized
VAR 4 analogizing
DEF = to explain by comparison
EX 1
LEMMA analogize
POS v
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analogizes
VAR 2 analogized
VAR 3 analogized
VAR 4 analogizing
DEF = to explain by comparison
EX 1
LEMMA analyse
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analyses
VAR 2 analysed
VAR 3 analysed
VAR 4 analysing
DEF = to divide (a mixture) into its separate parts
EX 1 The food was analysed and found to contain small amounts of poison
LEMMA analyse
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 analyses
VAR 2 analysed
VAR 3 analysed
VAR 4 analysing
DEF = to examine carefully in order to find out about
EX 1
LEMMA analyse
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 analyses
VAR 2 analysed
VAR 3 analysed
VAR 4 analysing
DEF = to divide (a sentence) into its various parts
EX 1
LEMMA analyse
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 analyses
VAR 2 analysed
VAR 3 analysed
VAR 4 analysing
DEF = esp. AmE PSYCHOANALYSE
EX 1
LEMMA anathematize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anathematizes
VAR 2 anathematized
VAR 3 anathematized
VAR 4 anathematizing
DEF = to curse (someone or something)
EX 1
LEMMA anchor
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchors
VAR 2 anchored
VAR 3 anchored
VAR 4 anchoring
DEF = to lower an ANCHOR@1 (1) to keep (a ship) from moving
EX 1
LEMMA anchor
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anchors
VAR 2 anchored
VAR 3 anchored
VAR 4 anchoring
DEF = to stop sailing and lower the ANCHOR@1
EX 1
LEMMA anchor
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anchors
VAR 2 anchored
VAR 3 anchored
VAR 4 anchoring
DEF = to (cause to) be fixed firmly
EX 1
LEMMA anchor
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anchors
VAR 2 anchored
VAR 3 anchored
VAR 4 anchoring
DEF = to (cause to) be fixed firmly
EX 1
LEMMA anger
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 angers
VAR 2 angered
VAR 3 angered
VAR 4 angering
DEF = to make angry
EX 1
LEMMA angle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 angles
VAR 2 angled
VAR 3 angled
VAR 4 angling
DEF = to turn or move at an angle
EX 1
LEMMA angle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 angles
VAR 2 angled
VAR 3 angled
VAR 4 angling
DEF = often derog to represent (something) from a particular point of view
EX 1 She angles her reports to suit the people she is speaking to
LEMMA angle
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 angles
VAR 2 angled
VAR 3 angled
VAR 4 angling
DEF = (usu. in -ing form) to fish with a hook and line
EX 1 He loves (to go) angling on a fine summer day
LEMMA angle
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 angles
VAR 2 angled
VAR 3 angled
VAR 4 angling
DEF = (usu. in -ing form) to fish with a hook and line
EX 1 He loves (to go) angling on a fine summer day
LEMMA angle for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 angles
VAR 2 angled
VAR 3 angled
VAR 4 angling
DEF = to try to get (something) esp. by tricks or questions which are not direct
EX 1 Mary has been angling for an invitation to your party
LEMMA anglicize
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 anglicizes
VAR 2 anglicized
VAR 3 anglicized
VAR 4 anglicizing
DEF = to (cause to) become English in appearance, sound, character, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA anglicize
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ap
VAR 1 anglicizes
VAR 2 anglicized
VAR 3 anglicized
VAR 4 anglicizing
DEF = to (cause to) become English in appearance, sound, character, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA animadvert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animadverts
VAR 2 animadverted
VAR 3 animadverted
VAR 4 animadverting
DEF = to speak about or remark on, esp. in a way that finds fault
EX 1
LEMMA animadvert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animadverts
VAR 2 animadverted
VAR 3 animadverted
VAR 4 animadverting
DEF = to speak about or remark on, esp. in a way that finds fault
EX 1
LEMMA animadvert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animadverts
VAR 2 animadverted
VAR 3 animadverted
VAR 4 animadverting
DEF = to speak about or remark on, esp. in a way that finds fault
EX 1
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to give life to
EX 1
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to give life to
EX 1
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to bring life or excitement to
EX 1 Laughter animated his face for a moment
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to bring life or excitement to
EX 1 Laughter animated his face for a moment
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to cause to become active; urge on; interest
EX 1 His excitement animated us all
LEMMA animate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 animates
VAR 2 animated
VAR 3 animated
VAR 4 animating
DEF = to cause to become active; urge on; interest
EX 1 His excitement animated us all
LEMMA anneal
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 anneals
VAR 2 annealed
VAR 3 annealed
VAR 4 annealing
DEF = to make (metal, glass, etc.) hard by allowing to become cool slowly after heating until soft
EX 1
LEMMA annex
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annexes
VAR 2 annexed
VAR 3 annexed
VAR 4 annexing
DEF = to join or add (a smaller thing) to a greater thing
EX 1
LEMMA annex
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annexes
VAR 2 annexed
VAR 3 annexed
VAR 4 annexing
DEF = to take control and possession of (land, a small country, etc.) esp. by force
EX 1
LEMMA annex
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annexes
VAR 2 annexed
VAR 3 annexed
VAR 4 annexing
DEF = infml humor to take without permission
EX 1 Someone has annexed my pencil
LEMMA annihilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annihilates
VAR 2 annihilated
VAR 3 annihilated
VAR 4 annihilating
DEF = to destroy completely
EX 1 We annihilated the enemy. (fig.) His argument was annihilated
LEMMA annotate
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annotates
VAR 2 annotated
VAR 3 annotated
VAR 4 annotating
DEF = to add short notes to (a book) to explain certain parts
EX 1
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to make known publicly
EX 1 The government announced that they would pay their debts. They announced the date of their wedding in the newspaper
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to make known publicly
EX 1 The government announced that they would pay their debts. They announced the date of their wedding in the newspaper
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to state in a loud voice (the name of a person or thing on arrival, as of people at a party or aircraft at an airport)
EX 1
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to read (news) or introduce (a person or act) on the radio, television, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to make clearly known
EX 1 The bright flowers and warm winds announced that spring was here
LEMMA announce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 announces
VAR 2 announced
VAR 3 announced
VAR 4 announcing
DEF = to make clearly known
EX 1 The bright flowers and warm winds announced that spring was here
LEMMA annoy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annoys
VAR 2 annoyed
VAR 3 annoyed
VAR 4 annoying
DEF = to cause (someone) trouble; make a little angry, esp. by certain repeated acts
EX 1 These flies are annoying me. I was annoyed because I missed the bus
LEMMA annoy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annoys
VAR 2 annoyed
VAR 3 annoyed
VAR 4 annoying
DEF = to cause (someone) trouble; make a little angry, esp. by certain repeated acts
EX 1 These flies are annoying me. I was annoyed because I missed the bus
LEMMA annoy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 annoys
VAR 2 annoyed
VAR 3 annoyed
VAR 4 annoying
DEF = to cause (someone) trouble; make a little angry, esp. by certain repeated acts
EX 1 These flies are annoying me. I was annoyed because I missed the bus
LEMMA annul
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 annuls
VAR 2 annulled
VAR 3 annulled
VAR 4 annulling
DEF = to cause (a marriage, agreement, law, etc.) to cease to exist
EX 1
LEMMA anoint
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 anoints
VAR 2 anointed
VAR 3 anointed
VAR 4 anointing
DEF = to put oil on (a person, his head, or his body), esp. in a religious ceremony
EX 1 They anointed her with oil. They anointed him king. an anointed king
LEMMA anoint
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 anoints
VAR 2 anointed
VAR 3 anointed
VAR 4 anointing
DEF = to put oil on (a person, his head, or his body), esp. in a religious ceremony
EX 1 They anointed her with oil. They anointed him king. an anointed king
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to give an answer (to); reply (to)
EX 1 You didn't answer his question. Why didn't you answer? Answer me this, will you?
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to give an answer (to); reply (to)
EX 1 You didn't answer his question. Why didn't you answer? Answer me this, will you?
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to give an answer (to); reply (to)
EX 1 You didn't answer his question. Why didn't you answer? Answer me this, will you?
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to do something as a reply (to)
EX 1 I answered with a smile. I answered his threat with a blow on his nose
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to do something as a reply (to)
EX 1 I answered with a smile. I answered his threat with a blow on his nose
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to attend or act in reply to (a sign, such as a telephone ringing, a knock on the door, or a whistle)
EX 1 I telephoned this afternoon, but nobody answered (the telephone)
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to attend or act in reply to (a sign, such as a telephone ringing, a knock on the door, or a whistle)
EX 1 I telephoned this afternoon, but nobody answered (the telephone)
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to act or move in reply; obey
EX 1 The dog answers to his name
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to act or move in reply; obey
EX 1 The dog answers to his name
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to be satisfactory (for)
EX 1 This tool will answer (for) our needs/will answer (our needs) very well
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to be satisfactory (for)
EX 1 This tool will answer (for) our needs/will answer (our needs) very well
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to be as described in; to equal; to fit
EX 1 He answers (to) the description you gave, so he must be the criminal
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to be as described in; to equal; to fit
EX 1 He answers (to) the description you gave, so he must be the criminal
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to satisfy
EX 1 The government just didn't answer our hopes
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = rare (esp. of a plan) to succeed
EX 1
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to reply to (a charge or argument)
EX 1
LEMMA answer
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to reply to (a charge or argument)
EX 1
LEMMA answer back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = (esp. of children talking to grown-ups) to reply rudely (to)
EX 1 Don't answer (your grandmother) back: it's not polite
LEMMA answer back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = (esp. of children talking to grown-ups) to reply rudely (to)
EX 1 Don't answer (your grandmother) back: it's not polite
LEMMA answer for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to be or become responsible for
EX 1 I will answer for his safety
LEMMA answer for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to promise that (something) is good
EX 1 I will answer for the truth of what he has said
LEMMA answer for
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 answers
VAR 2 answered
VAR 3 answered
VAR 4 answering
DEF = to act, pay, or suffer as a result of
EX 1 You will have to answer for your violent behaviour in court
LEMMA antagonize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antagonizes
VAR 2 antagonized
VAR 3 antagonized
VAR 4 antagonizing
DEF = to cause to become an enemy
EX 1
LEMMA antedate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antedates
VAR 2 antedated
VAR 3 antedated
VAR 4 antedating
DEF = to write too early a date on (a letter, paper, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA antedate
POS v
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 antedates
VAR 2 antedated
VAR 3 antedated
VAR 4 antedating
DEF = to be earlier in history than
EX 1
LEMMA ante up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antes
VAR 2 anted
VAR 3 anted
VAR 4 anting
DEF = to pay (something)
EX 1
LEMMA ante up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 antes
VAR 2 anted
VAR 3 anted
VAR 4 anting
DEF = to pay (something)
EX 1
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = sometimes considered nonstandard to expect
EX 1 We are not anticipating trouble when the factory opens again. We anticipate (meeting) a lot of opposition to our new plan for traffic control. We are not anticipating that there will be much trouble
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = sometimes considered nonstandard to expect
EX 1 We are not anticipating trouble when the factory opens again. We anticipate (meeting) a lot of opposition to our new plan for traffic control. We are not anticipating that there will be much trouble
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = sometimes considered nonstandard to expect
EX 1 We are not anticipating trouble when the factory opens again. We anticipate (meeting) a lot of opposition to our new plan for traffic control. We are not anticipating that there will be much trouble
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to do something before (someone else)
EX 1 We anticipated our competitors by getting our book into the shops first
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to see (what will happen) and act as necessary, often to stop someone else doing something
EX 1 We anticipated that the enemy would try to cross the river and so seized the bridge. We anticipated where they would try to cross
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to see (what will happen) and act as necessary, often to stop someone else doing something
EX 1 We anticipated that the enemy would try to cross the river and so seized the bridge. We anticipated where they would try to cross
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to see (what will happen) and act as necessary, often to stop someone else doing something
EX 1 We anticipated that the enemy would try to cross the river and so seized the bridge. We anticipated where they would try to cross
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to prevent (someone) doing something by acting first
EX 1 They have anticipated us and seized the bridge
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to provide for the probability of (something) happening
EX 1 We anticipated their visit by buying plenty of food
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to make use of, deal with, or consider before the right or proper time
EX 1 Do not anticipate your earnings by spending a lot of money
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to speak or write (something) before the proper time
EX 1 If I told you what is going to happen to the main character in the story I would be anticipating. I won't anticipate the story
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to speak or write (something) before the proper time
EX 1 If I told you what is going to happen to the main character in the story I would be anticipating. I won't anticipate the story
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to speak or write (something) before the proper time
EX 1 If I told you what is going to happen to the main character in the story I would be anticipating. I won't anticipate the story
LEMMA anticipate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 anticipates
VAR 2 anticipated
VAR 3 anticipated
VAR 4 anticipating
DEF = to speak or write (something) before the proper time
EX 1 If I told you what is going to happen to the main character in the story I would be anticipating. I won't anticipate the story
LEMMA ape
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apes
VAR 2 aped
VAR 3 aped
VAR 4 aping
DEF = to copy (a person or a person's behaviour, manners, speech, etc.); IMITATE
EX 1
LEMMA apologize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apologizes
VAR 2 apologized
VAR 3 apologized
VAR 4 apologizing
DEF = to express sorrow, as for a fault or causing pain
EX 1 I apologized (to her) ( for stepping on her foot)
LEMMA apologize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apologizes
VAR 2 apologized
VAR 3 apologized
VAR 4 apologizing
DEF = to express sorrow, as for a fault or causing pain
EX 1 I apologized (to her) ( for stepping on her foot)
LEMMA apostatize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 apostatizes
VAR 2 apostatized
VAR 3 apostatized
VAR 4 apostatizing
DEF = to be guilty of APOSTASY
EX 1
LEMMA apostrophize
POS v
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 apostrophizes
VAR 2 apostrophized
VAR 3 apostrophized
VAR 4 apostrophizing
DEF = to make an APOSTROPHE@1 to (someone or something)
EX 1
LEMMA apostrophize
POS v
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 apostrophizes
VAR 2 apostrophized
VAR 3 apostrophized
VAR 4 apostrophizing
DEF = to make an APOSTROPHE@1 to (someone or something)
EX 1
LEMMA appal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appals
VAR 2 appalled
VAR 3 appalled
VAR 4 appalling
DEF = to shock deeply; fill with fear, hatred, terror, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA apparel
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apparels
VAR 2 apparelled
VAR 3 apparelled
VAR 4 apparelling
DEF = to dress, esp. in fine or special clothes
EX 1 The king came out, apparelled in his finest clothing
LEMMA apparel
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 apparels
VAR 2 apparelled
VAR 3 apparelled
VAR 4 apparelling
DEF = to dress, esp. in fine or special clothes
EX 1 The king came out, apparelled in his finest clothing
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to make a strong request for help, support, mercy, etc.; beg
EX 1 He appealed to his attacker for mercy. They are appealing for money to build a new hall. The government is appealing to everyone to save water. The police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. I don't like appealing, but I need help
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to make a strong request for help, support, mercy, etc.; beg
EX 1 He appealed to his attacker for mercy. They are appealing for money to build a new hall. The government is appealing to everyone to save water. The police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. I don't like appealing, but I need help
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to make a strong request for help, support, mercy, etc.; beg
EX 1 He appealed to his attacker for mercy. They are appealing for money to build a new hall. The government is appealing to everyone to save water. The police are appealing for anyone with information to come forward. I don't like appealing, but I need help
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to please, attract, or interest
EX 1 She appeals to me. That music is too old-fashioned to appeal (to people) any longer
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to call on a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1 I will appeal against being found guilty. I intend to appeal (to a higher court)
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to call on a higher court to change the decision of a lower court
EX 1 I will appeal against being found guilty. I intend to appeal (to a higher court)
LEMMA appeal
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = (esp. in sports) to call for a decision, as from the person with power to judge the rules of the game
EX 1
LEMMA appeal to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to look for support in
EX 1 By appealing to his better nature, we persuaded the boy to change his behaviour
LEMMA appeal to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to point to or show as reason or proof
EX 1 He appealed to the number of dead as a reason why the fighting should stop
LEMMA appeal to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeals
VAR 2 appealed
VAR 3 appealed
VAR 4 appealing
DEF = to settle or wish to settle a matter by the use of (reason, fighting, etc.)
EX 1 If you do not obey me I shall appeal to force
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to come into sight; come into view; be seen
EX 1 A car appeared over the hill. In this disease spots appear on the skin
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem; look
EX 1 He appears to want to leave. You appear well this morning. He appears to be your friend but I doubt if he is. It appears (to be) a true story (=The story appears true). It appears true that she will win (=That she will win appears true). He's guilty, it appears
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem true
EX 1 It appears (that) she will win (=It appears as if she will win). "Will she win?" "So it appears." "It appears so." "It appears not"
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem true
EX 1 It appears (that) she will win (=It appears as if she will win). "Will she win?" "So it appears." "It appears so." "It appears not"
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem true
EX 1 It appears (that) she will win (=It appears as if she will win). "Will she win?" "So it appears." "It appears so." "It appears not"
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to seem true
EX 1 It appears (that) she will win (=It appears as if she will win). "Will she win?" "So it appears." "It appears so." "It appears not"
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to come to a certain place, esp. in view of the public, as for attention or sale
EX 1 His new book will be appearing in the shops very soon. If I fail to appear by 7 o'clock I will not be coming at all
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to be present officially as in a court of law
EX 1 He had to appear before the committee to explain his behaviour
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to perform duties as a lawyer in court
EX 1 Mr. Jones will appear for you in court tomorrow
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to be found; exist
EX 1 The idea appears in many old books
LEMMA appear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appears
VAR 2 appeared
VAR 3 appeared
VAR 4 appearing
DEF = to be found; exist
EX 1 The idea appears in many old books
LEMMA appease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appeases
VAR 2 appeased
VAR 3 appeased
VAR 4 appeasing
DEF = to make calm or satisfy, esp. by yielding to demands or by giving or doing something
EX 1 The angry man was appeased when they said they were sorry. His hunger was not appeased until he reached the hotel
LEMMA append
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appends
VAR 2 appended
VAR 3 appended
VAR 4 appending
DEF = to add or join (esp. something written or printed onto the end of a larger piece of written material)
EX 1
LEMMA appertain to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appertains
VAR 2 appertained
VAR 3 appertained
VAR 4 appertaining
DEF = to belong to (usu. something rather than someone) by right
EX 1 the responsibilities appertaining to the chairmanship
LEMMA applaud
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 applauds
VAR 2 applauded
VAR 3 applauded
VAR 4 applauding
DEF = to praise (a play, actor, performer, etc.) esp. by striking one's hands together (CLAPping)
EX 1
LEMMA applaud
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 applauds
VAR 2 applauded
VAR 3 applauded
VAR 4 applauding
DEF = to praise (a play, actor, performer, etc.) esp. by striking one's hands together (CLAPping)
EX 1
LEMMA applaud
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applauds
VAR 2 applauded
VAR 3 applauded
VAR 4 applauding
DEF = to express strong agreement with (a person, idea, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA applaud
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applauds
VAR 2 applauded
VAR 3 applauded
VAR 4 applauding
DEF = to express strong agreement with (a person, idea, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA applique
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appliques
VAR 2 appliqueed
VAR 3 appliqueed
VAR 4 appliqueing
DEF = to put (ornamental work) on a larger surface
EX 1
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to request something, esp. officially and in writing
EX 1 I will apply for the job today
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to request something, esp. officially and in writing
EX 1 I will apply for the job today
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to bring or put into use
EX 1 Apply as much force as is necessary. Scientific discoveries are often applied to industrial production methods
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to put on or next to
EX 1 Apply some medicine to his wound
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to (cause to) have an effect; be directly related
EX 1 This rule does not apply. This rule cannot be applied to every case
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to (cause to) have an effect; be directly related
EX 1 This rule does not apply. This rule cannot be applied to every case
LEMMA apply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 applies
VAR 2 applied
VAR 3 applied
VAR 4 applying
DEF = to cause to work hard or with careful attention
EX 1 He applied himself to his new job. He applied his mind to the difficulty
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = to put in or choose for a position, job (or purpose); make into an officer (of a business, club, etc.)
EX 1 We must appoint a new teacher soon. They appointed him (to be) chairman. They appointed him as chairman. They appointed him to catch all the rats in Hamelin
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = to put in or choose for a position, job (or purpose); make into an officer (of a business, club, etc.)
EX 1 We must appoint a new teacher soon. They appointed him (to be) chairman. They appointed him as chairman. They appointed him to catch all the rats in Hamelin
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = to put in or choose for a position, job (or purpose); make into an officer (of a business, club, etc.)
EX 1 We must appoint a new teacher soon. They appointed him (to be) chairman. They appointed him as chairman. They appointed him to catch all the rats in Hamelin
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = to set up or make by choosing
EX 1 We must appoint a committee
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = fml to arrange, settle; fix; decide
EX 1 Let's appoint a day to have dinner together
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = becoming rare to give orders
EX 1
LEMMA appoint
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appoints
VAR 2 appointed
VAR 3 appointed
VAR 4 appointing
DEF = becoming rare to give orders
EX 1
LEMMA apportion
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apportions
VAR 2 apportioned
VAR 3 apportioned
VAR 4 apportioning
DEF = to divide into and give as shares
EX 1 We must apportion the money fairly. It was difficult to apportion the blame for the accident between the several drivers
LEMMA apportion
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apportions
VAR 2 apportioned
VAR 3 apportioned
VAR 4 apportioning
DEF = to divide into and give as shares
EX 1 We must apportion the money fairly. It was difficult to apportion the blame for the accident between the several drivers
LEMMA apportion
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apportions
VAR 2 apportioned
VAR 3 apportioned
VAR 4 apportioning
DEF = to divide into and give as shares
EX 1 We must apportion the money fairly. It was difficult to apportion the blame for the accident between the several drivers
LEMMA appraise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appraises
VAR 2 appraised
VAR 3 appraised
VAR 4 appraising
DEF = to judge the worth, quality, or condition of; find out the value of
EX 1 They all appraised the house carefully before offering to buy it
LEMMA appreciate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciates
VAR 2 appreciated
VAR 3 appreciated
VAR 4 appreciating
DEF = to be thankful or grateful for
EX 1 I appreciate your help
LEMMA appreciate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciates
VAR 2 appreciated
VAR 3 appreciated
VAR 4 appreciating
DEF = to understand and enjoy the good qualities of
EX 1 A sensitive mouth is necessary to appreciate good wine
LEMMA appreciate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciates
VAR 2 appreciated
VAR 3 appreciated
VAR 4 appreciating
DEF = to understand fully
EX 1 I don't think you appreciate the dangers of this job
LEMMA appreciate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appreciates
VAR 2 appreciated
VAR 3 appreciated
VAR 4 appreciating
DEF = to understand the high worth of
EX 1 His abilities were not appreciated in that school
LEMMA appreciate
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 appreciates
VAR 2 appreciated
VAR 3 appreciated
VAR 4 appreciating
DEF = (of property, possessions, etc.) to increase in value
EX 1 Houses in this area have all appreciated (in value) since the new road was built
LEMMA apprehend
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 apprehends
VAR 2 apprehended
VAR 3 apprehended
VAR 4 apprehending
DEF = fml to seize (a person who breaks the law); ARREST@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA apprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprehends
VAR 2 apprehended
VAR 3 apprehended
VAR 4 apprehending
DEF = rare to look forward to or expect with anxiety; fear
EX 1
LEMMA apprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprehends
VAR 2 apprehended
VAR 3 apprehended
VAR 4 apprehending
DEF = old use understand
EX 1
LEMMA apprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprehends
VAR 2 apprehended
VAR 3 apprehended
VAR 4 apprehending
DEF = old use understand
EX 1
LEMMA apprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprehends
VAR 2 apprehended
VAR 3 apprehended
VAR 4 apprehending
DEF = old use understand
EX 1
LEMMA apprentice
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprentices
VAR 2 apprenticed
VAR 3 apprenticed
VAR 4 apprenticing
DEF = to make or send as an APPRENTICE
EX 1 We apprenticed our son to an electrician
LEMMA apprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprises
VAR 2 apprised
VAR 3 apprised
VAR 4 apprising
DEF = to inform; tell
EX 1 He was apprised of our arrival. He was apprised that we should arrive at mid-day
LEMMA apprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 apprises
VAR 2 apprised
VAR 3 apprised
VAR 4 apprising
DEF = to inform; tell
EX 1 He was apprised of our arrival. He was apprised that we should arrive at mid-day
LEMMA approach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
VAR 2 approached
VAR 3 approached
VAR 4 approaching
DEF = to come near or nearer (to)
EX 1 We approached the camp. We approached with care. The time is approaching when we must leave
LEMMA approach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
VAR 2 approached
VAR 3 approached
VAR 4 approaching
DEF = to come near or nearer (to)
EX 1 We approached the camp. We approached with care. The time is approaching when we must leave
LEMMA approach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
VAR 2 approached
VAR 3 approached
VAR 4 approaching
DEF = to come near or nearer to, in quality, condition, character, etc.
EX 1 His work is approaching perfection
LEMMA approach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
VAR 2 approached
VAR 3 approached
VAR 4 approaching
DEF = to speak to, esp. about something for the first time
EX 1 Did he approach you about lending him some money?
LEMMA approach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approaches
VAR 2 approached
VAR 3 approached
VAR 4 approaching
DEF = to begin to consider or deal with (something non-material)
EX 1 He approached the difficulty with great thought
LEMMA appropriate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appropriates
VAR 2 appropriated
VAR 3 appropriated
VAR 4 appropriating
DEF = to set aside for some purpose
EX 1 The government appropriated a large sum of money for building hospitals
LEMMA appropriate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 appropriates
VAR 2 appropriated
VAR 3 appropriated
VAR 4 appropriating
DEF = euph to take for oneself; steal
EX 1 The minister was found to have appropriated a great deal of government money
LEMMA approve
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 approves
VAR 2 approved
VAR 3 approved
VAR 4 approving
DEF = to agree officially to
EX 1 The minister approved the building plans
LEMMA approve of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approves
VAR 2 approved
VAR 3 approved
VAR 4 approving
DEF = to consider good, right, wise, etc.
EX 1 I don't approve of (silly people) (wasting time)
LEMMA approve of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approves
VAR 2 approved
VAR 3 approved
VAR 4 approving
DEF = to consider good, right, wise, etc.
EX 1 I don't approve of (silly people) (wasting time)
LEMMA approve of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approves
VAR 2 approved
VAR 3 approved
VAR 4 approving
DEF = to consider good, right, wise, etc.
EX 1 I don't approve of (silly people) (wasting time)
LEMMA approximate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approximates
VAR 2 approximated
VAR 3 approximated
VAR 4 approximating
DEF = to bring or come near to
EX 1 Could you approximate the cost? The cost will approximate L5,000,000
LEMMA approximate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approximates
VAR 2 approximated
VAR 3 approximated
VAR 4 approximating
DEF = to bring or come near to
EX 1 Could you approximate the cost? The cost will approximate L5,000,000
LEMMA approximate to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 approximates
VAR 2 approximated
VAR 3 approximated
VAR 4 approximating
DEF = to come near in amount, quality, condition, character, etc.
EX 1 What was said approximated to the facts but still left a great deal out
LEMMA aquaplane
POS v
FIELD1 ws
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 aquaplanes
VAR 2 aquaplaned
VAR 3 aquaplaned
VAR 4 aquaplaning
DEF = to ride on an AQUAPLANE for fun or sport
EX 1
LEMMA aquaplane
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 aquaplanes
VAR 2 aquaplaned
VAR 3 aquaplaned
VAR 4 aquaplaning
DEF = esp BrE (of cars and car tyres) to slide forwards without control on a wet road, not touching the real road surface at all
EX 1
LEMMA arbitrate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 arbitrates
VAR 2 arbitrated
VAR 3 arbitrated
VAR 4 arbitrating
DEF = to act as a judge in (an argument), esp. at the request of both sides
EX 1 We must get someone to arbitrate (this difficulty). Someone must arbitrate between them
LEMMA arbitrate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 arbitrates
VAR 2 arbitrated
VAR 3 arbitrated
VAR 4 arbitrating
DEF = to act as a judge in (an argument), esp. at the request of both sides
EX 1 We must get someone to arbitrate (this difficulty). Someone must arbitrate between them
LEMMA arbitrate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 arbitrates
VAR 2 arbitrated
VAR 3 arbitrated
VAR 4 arbitrating
DEF = to settle (an argument, disagreement, etc.) by giving for consideration to a person chosen by both sides
EX 1
LEMMA arbitrate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 arbitrates
VAR 2 arbitrated
VAR 3 arbitrated
VAR 4 arbitrating
DEF = to settle (an argument, disagreement, etc.) by giving for consideration to a person chosen by both sides
EX 1
LEMMA arc
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 as
VAR 1 arcs
VAR 2 arced
VAR 3 arced
VAR 4 arcing
DEF = to make or follow a curved course
EX 1
LEMMA arc
POS v
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 ze
VAR 1 arcs
VAR 2 arced
VAR 3 arced
VAR 4 arcing
DEF = (of electricity) to make an ARC@1 (3) or flash, as at a bad connection
EX 1
LEMMA arch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arches
VAR 2 arched
VAR 3 arched
VAR 4 arching
DEF = to make into the shape of an arch
EX 1 The cat arched her back in anger
LEMMA arch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arches
VAR 2 arched
VAR 3 arched
VAR 4 arching
DEF = to form an arch
EX 1 The trees arched over the path
LEMMA arch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arches
VAR 2 arched
VAR 3 arched
VAR 4 arching
DEF = to form an arch
EX 1 The trees arched over the path
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to provide reasons for or against (something), esp. clearly and in proper order
EX 1 He argues well. They argued the case for hours. He argued that she should not go
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to provide reasons for or against (something), esp. clearly and in proper order
EX 1 He argues well. They argued the case for hours. He argued that she should not go
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to provide reasons for or against (something), esp. clearly and in proper order
EX 1 He argues well. They argued the case for hours. He argued that she should not go
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to reason strongly in defence of one's opinions and in opposition to those of others
EX 1 He is always ready to argue (about politics) (with George)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to reason strongly in defence of one's opinions and in opposition to those of others
EX 1 He is always ready to argue (about politics) (with George)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to reason strongly in defence of one's opinions and in opposition to those of others
EX 1 He is always ready to argue (about politics) (with George)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to reason strongly in defence of one's opinions and in opposition to those of others
EX 1 He is always ready to argue (about politics) (with George)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = lit to show; SUGGEST (4)
EX 1 The way he spends money argues him to be rich/a rich man/that he is rich
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = lit to show; SUGGEST (4)
EX 1 The way he spends money argues him to be rich/a rich man/that he is rich
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = lit to show; SUGGEST (4)
EX 1 The way he spends money argues him to be rich/a rich man/that he is rich
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = lit to show; SUGGEST (4)
EX 1 The way he spends money argues him to be rich/a rich man/that he is rich
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = lit to show; SUGGEST (4)
EX 1 The way he spends money argues him to be rich/a rich man/that he is rich
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to give reasons to prove or try to prove
EX 1 The scientist argued that his discovery had changed the course of history
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to give reasons to prove or try to prove
EX 1 The scientist argued that his discovery had changed the course of history
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to disagree in words; fight with words; quarrel
EX 1 Do what you are told and don't argue (with me)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to disagree in words; fight with words; quarrel
EX 1 Do what you are told and don't argue (with me)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to disagree in words; fight with words; quarrel
EX 1 Do what you are told and don't argue (with me)
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to persuade (someone) by showing reasons for or against, often with strong feeling
EX 1 She argued him into/out of his decision. to argue Jim out of leaving his job
LEMMA argue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 argues
VAR 2 argueed
VAR 3 argueed
VAR 4 argueing
DEF = to persuade (someone) by showing reasons for or against, often with strong feeling
EX 1 She argued him into/out of his decision. to argue Jim out of leaving his job
LEMMA arise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arises
VAR 2 arose
VAR 3 arisen
VAR 4 arising
DEF = to come into being or to notice; happen; appear
EX 1 Difficulties will arise as we do the work. A strong wind arose and blew our boat onto the rocks
LEMMA arise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arises
VAR 2 arose
VAR 3 arisen
VAR 4 arising
DEF = rare to move or go upward
EX 1
LEMMA arise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arises
VAR 2 arose
VAR 3 arisen
VAR 4 arising
DEF = old use or poet to get up, as from sitting or lying; stand up
EX 1 "I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree" (W. B. Yeats)
LEMMA arm
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
VAR 2 armed
VAR 3 armed
VAR 4 arming
DEF = to supply with, fit with, or have, weapons or armour
EX 1 The crowd were armed with broken bottles. I warn you that I am armed. The country armed (itself) in preparation for war
LEMMA arm
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
VAR 2 armed
VAR 3 armed
VAR 4 arming
DEF = to supply with, fit with, or have, weapons or armour
EX 1 The crowd were armed with broken bottles. I warn you that I am armed. The country armed (itself) in preparation for war
LEMMA arm
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arms
VAR 2 armed
VAR 3 armed
VAR 4 arming
DEF = to supply with, fit with, or have, weapons or armour
EX 1 The crowd were armed with broken bottles. I warn you that I am armed. The country armed (itself) in preparation for war
LEMMA arm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arms
VAR 2 armed
VAR 3 armed
VAR 4 arming
DEF = to supply with or give what is needed for a purpose
EX 1 The politician was armed with many facts and figures
LEMMA arouse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arouses
VAR 2 aroused
VAR 3 aroused
VAR 4 arousing
DEF = to cause to wake; ROUSE (1)
EX 1 We aroused him from his deep sleep
LEMMA arouse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arouses
VAR 2 aroused
VAR 3 aroused
VAR 4 arousing
DEF = to cause to become active; bring into being
EX 1 Her movements aroused him sexually
LEMMA arraign
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arraigns
VAR 2 arraigned
VAR 3 arraigned
VAR 4 arraigning
DEF = to call or bring before a court of law, esp. to face a serious charge
EX 1
LEMMA arraign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arraigns
VAR 2 arraigned
VAR 3 arraigned
VAR 4 arraigning
DEF = to charge or attack in words
EX 1
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = to set in a good or pleasing order
EX 1 She arranged the flowers well. He arranged his papers before starting to write
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = also (v prep [T1,4 (with) no pass.]) arrange about_ to plan in advance; prepare
EX 1 I have arranged a taxi (for us). I arranged to meet them at 10 o'clock. I arranged that I should meet them here. I arranged with them to meet at 10 o'clock. I've arranged (about the taxi) (with my firm)
LEMMA arrange
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = to set out (a piece of music) in a certain way, as for different instruments
EX 1 I have arranged this old piece of music for the piano
LEMMA arrange for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = to take action to cause or get
EX 1 I've arranged (with my firm) for a taxi (to pick us up at 10 o'clock)
LEMMA arrange for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arranges
VAR 2 arranged
VAR 3 arranged
VAR 4 arranging
DEF = to take action to cause or get
EX 1 I've arranged (with my firm) for a taxi (to pick us up at 10 o'clock)
LEMMA array
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrays
VAR 2 arrayed
VAR 3 arrayed
VAR 4 arraying
DEF = to set in order
EX 1 The soldiers were arrayed on the opposite hill
LEMMA array
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrays
VAR 2 arrayed
VAR 3 arrayed
VAR 4 arraying
DEF = to dress, esp. splendidly
EX 1 arrayed for her wedding
LEMMA arrest
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 arrests
VAR 2 arrested
VAR 3 arrested
VAR 4 arresting
DEF = to seize in the name of the law and usu. put in prison
EX 1 The policeman arrested the thief
LEMMA arrest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrests
VAR 2 arrested
VAR 3 arrested
VAR 4 arresting
DEF = to bring (a movement or development) to an end; stop
EX 1 The doctor arrested the growth of the disease
LEMMA arrest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrests
VAR 2 arrested
VAR 3 arrested
VAR 4 arresting
DEF = to catch and fix (esp. somebody's attention)
EX 1 The bright lights arrested the boy's attention. an arresting statement
LEMMA arrest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrests
VAR 2 arrested
VAR 3 arrested
VAR 4 arresting
DEF = to catch and fix (esp. somebody's attention)
EX 1 The bright lights arrested the boy's attention. an arresting statement
LEMMA arrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrives
VAR 2 arrived
VAR 3 arrived
VAR 4 arriving
DEF = to reach a place, esp. the end of a journey
EX 1 We arrived home late. No letters arrived this morning
LEMMA arrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrives
VAR 2 arrived
VAR 3 arrived
VAR 4 arriving
DEF = to happen; come
EX 1 At last our holidays arrived
LEMMA arrive
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 arrives
VAR 2 arrived
VAR 3 arrived
VAR 4 arriving
DEF = (of a baby) to be born
EX 1 Her baby arrived during the night
LEMMA arrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrives
VAR 2 arrived
VAR 3 arrived
VAR 4 arriving
DEF = to win success or a high place in society
EX 1 Now that his books were sold in every shop he felt that he had arrived
LEMMA arrive at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrives
VAR 2 arrived
VAR 3 arrived
VAR 4 arriving
DEF = to reach; come to
EX 1 After many hours' talk, the committee arrived at a decision
LEMMA arrogate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arrogates
VAR 2 arrogated
VAR 3 arrogated
VAR 4 arrogating
DEF = to take or claim (for oneself) without the right of law
EX 1 Having seized power in the country, he arrogated to himself the right to change the law
LEMMA arse about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 arses
VAR 2 arsed
VAR 3 arsed
VAR 4 arsing
DEF = to waste time
EX 1 Stop arsing about and get back to work
LEMMA article
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 articles
VAR 2 articled
VAR 3 articled
VAR 4 articling
DEF = to place under agreement to serve a course of practical training under someone in a profession or trade, as by ARTICLES OF APPRENTICESHIP
EX 1 I am articled to a firm of lawyers
LEMMA article
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 articles
VAR 2 articled
VAR 3 articled
VAR 4 articling
DEF = to place under agreement to serve a course of practical training under someone in a profession or trade, as by ARTICLES OF APPRENTICESHIP
EX 1 I am articled to a firm of lawyers
LEMMA articulate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 articulates
VAR 2 articulated
VAR 3 articulated
VAR 4 articulating
DEF = to speak
EX 1 He articulated (each) word carefully
LEMMA articulate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 articulates
VAR 2 articulated
VAR 3 articulated
VAR 4 articulating
DEF = to speak
EX 1 He articulated (each) word carefully
LEMMA articulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 articulates
VAR 2 articulated
VAR 3 articulated
VAR 4 articulating
DEF = to express clearly and effectively
EX 1 He articulated his anger
LEMMA articulate
POS v
FIELD1 dz
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 articulates
VAR 2 articulated
VAR 3 articulated
VAR 4 articulating
DEF = to unite by joints that allow movements
EX 1 The bones of our fingers are articulated
LEMMA articulate
POS v
FIELD1 dz
FIELD2 eg
VAR 1 articulates
VAR 2 articulated
VAR 3 articulated
VAR 4 articulating
DEF = to unite by joints that allow movements
EX 1 The bones of our fingers are articulated
LEMMA ascend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascends
VAR 2 ascended
VAR 3 ascended
VAR 4 ascending
DEF = to go, come, or move upward or to a higher position
EX 1 The stairs ascended in a graceful curve. an ascending scale of (musical) notes
LEMMA ascend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascends
VAR 2 ascended
VAR 3 ascended
VAR 4 ascending
DEF = to climb; go up along
EX 1 He ascended the stairs
LEMMA ascertain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascertains
VAR 2 ascertained
VAR 3 ascertained
VAR 4 ascertaining
DEF = to discover (the facts of something); get to know
EX 1 I am going to ascertain the truth. I ascertained that he was dead
LEMMA ascertain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascertains
VAR 2 ascertained
VAR 3 ascertained
VAR 4 ascertaining
DEF = to discover (the facts of something); get to know
EX 1 I am going to ascertain the truth. I ascertained that he was dead
LEMMA ascertain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascertains
VAR 2 ascertained
VAR 3 ascertained
VAR 4 ascertaining
DEF = to discover (the facts of something); get to know
EX 1 I am going to ascertain the truth. I ascertained that he was dead
LEMMA ascertain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascertains
VAR 2 ascertained
VAR 3 ascertained
VAR 4 ascertaining
DEF = to discover (the facts of something); get to know
EX 1 I am going to ascertain the truth. I ascertained that he was dead
LEMMA ascertain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascertains
VAR 2 ascertained
VAR 3 ascertained
VAR 4 ascertaining
DEF = to discover (the facts of something); get to know
EX 1 I am going to ascertain the truth. I ascertained that he was dead
LEMMA ascribe to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ascribes
VAR 2 ascribed
VAR 3 ascribed
VAR 4 ascribing
DEF = ATTRIBUTE TO (1,2)
EX 1 He ascribes his success to skill and hard work. No one knows who wrote that play, but it is usually ascribed to Cyril Tourneur
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to call on (a person) for an answer (to); request (information) from someone
EX 1 Ask him! I asked who he was/where to go. Ask him who he is/where to go. You must ask if you want to know something. Ask him his name. He asked her a question. (fml) He asked a question of her. She asked about his health
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to make a request for or to
EX 1 She asked his advice/him for advice. They asked to go for a walk. I asked that I (should) be allowed to see her. She asked him to wake her at 6 o'clock. She asked for his advice. She asked to be woken at 6 o'clock. She asked ((for) permission) to go. Don't ask (me) for money! Has anyone asked for me at the hotel?
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to make a request for or to
EX 1 She asked his advice/him for advice. They asked to go for a walk. I asked that I (should) be allowed to see her. She asked him to wake her at 6 o'clock. She asked for his advice. She asked to be woken at 6 o'clock. She asked ((for) permission) to go. Don't ask (me) for money! Has anyone asked for me at the hotel?
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to make a request for or to
EX 1 She asked his advice/him for advice. They asked to go for a walk. I asked that I (should) be allowed to see her. She asked him to wake her at 6 o'clock. She asked for his advice. She asked to be woken at 6 o'clock. She asked ((for) permission) to go. Don't ask (me) for money! Has anyone asked for me at the hotel?
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to make a request for or to
EX 1 She asked his advice/him for advice. They asked to go for a walk. I asked that I (should) be allowed to see her. She asked him to wake her at 6 o'clock. She asked for his advice. She asked to be woken at 6 o'clock. She asked ((for) permission) to go. Don't ask (me) for money! Has anyone asked for me at the hotel?
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to make a request for or to
EX 1 She asked his advice/him for advice. They asked to go for a walk. I asked that I (should) be allowed to see her. She asked him to wake her at 6 o'clock. She asked for his advice. She asked to be woken at 6 o'clock. She asked ((for) permission) to go. Don't ask (me) for money! Has anyone asked for me at the hotel?
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to demand (something, such as a price); expect
EX 1 He is asking a lot of money (for his house). The job asks a great deal (of me)
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to demand (something, such as a price); expect
EX 1 He is asking a lot of money (for his house). The job asks a great deal (of me)
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to invite
EX 1 I have asked some friends (for dinner). I have asked them to come (for dinner) (for/to tea). I asked her to my house. I asked her in/up/down for a drink. I asked her (to come) out (with me) (for the evening). I asked her (to come) over (to my home)
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to invite
EX 1 I have asked some friends (for dinner). I have asked them to come (for dinner) (for/to tea). I asked her to my house. I asked her in/up/down for a drink. I asked her (to come) out (with me) (for the evening). I asked her (to come) over (to my home)
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to invite
EX 1 I have asked some friends (for dinner). I have asked them to come (for dinner) (for/to tea). I asked her to my house. I asked her in/up/down for a drink. I asked her (to come) out (with me) (for the evening). I asked her (to come) over (to my home)
LEMMA ask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to invite
EX 1 I have asked some friends (for dinner). I have asked them to come (for dinner) (for/to tea). I asked her to my house. I asked her in/up/down for a drink. I asked her (to come) out (with me) (for the evening). I asked her (to come) over (to my home)
LEMMA ask after
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = to enquire about the health or well-being of (someone)
EX 1 "My mother asked after you." "How kind of her!"
LEMMA ask for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asks
VAR 2 asked
VAR 3 asked
VAR 4 asking
DEF = (esp. in tenses with the -ing form) to behave so as to cause (something bad) (esp. in the phrs. ask for trouble/it)
EX 1 If you climb mountains in misty weather, you're (really) asking for trouble! When he went on calling me a fool, I said "You asked for it!" and hit him
LEMMA asphalt
POS v
FIELD1 e6
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 asphalts
VAR 2 asphalted
VAR 3 asphalted
VAR 4 asphalting
DEF = to cover (esp. a road) with ASPHALT
EX 1
LEMMA asphyxiate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asphyxiates
VAR 2 asphyxiated
VAR 3 asphyxiated
VAR 4 asphyxiating
DEF = to (cause to) be unable to breathe air; esp. to (cause to) die in this way; SUFFOCATE
EX 1
LEMMA asphyxiate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 asphyxiates
VAR 2 asphyxiated
VAR 3 asphyxiated
VAR 4 asphyxiating
DEF = to (cause to) be unable to breathe air; esp. to (cause to) die in this way; SUFFOCATE
EX 1
LEMMA aspirate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 aspirates
VAR 2 aspirated
VAR 3 aspirated
VAR 4 aspirating
DEF = to pronounce (a word or letter) with the sound of the letter H (as in (a) human but not in (an) honour)
EX 1
LEMMA aspirate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 aspirates
VAR 2 aspirated
VAR 3 aspirated
VAR 4 aspirating
DEF = tech to pronounce a consonant sound with a slight burst of air after it
EX 1
LEMMA aspirate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 aspirates
VAR 2 aspirated
VAR 3 aspirated
VAR 4 aspirating
DEF = tech to pronounce a consonant sound with a slight burst of air after it
EX 1
LEMMA aspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspires
VAR 2 aspired
VAR 3 aspired
VAR 4 aspiring
DEF = to direct one's hopes and efforts to some great or important aim
EX 1 He aspired after knowledge/to the highest positions/to become president
LEMMA aspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspires
VAR 2 aspired
VAR 3 aspired
VAR 4 aspiring
DEF = to direct one's hopes and efforts to some great or important aim
EX 1 He aspired after knowledge/to the highest positions/to become president
LEMMA aspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 aspires
VAR 2 aspired
VAR 3 aspired
VAR 4 aspiring
DEF = to direct one's hopes and efforts to some great or important aim
EX 1 He aspired after knowledge/to the highest positions/to become president
LEMMA assail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assails
VAR 2 assailed
VAR 3 assailed
VAR 4 assailing
DEF = to attack violently, either with blows or words
EX 1 The army assailed the town. I was assailed with rude words. He was assailed with worries
LEMMA assail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assails
VAR 2 assailed
VAR 3 assailed
VAR 4 assailing
DEF = to attempt to be master of
EX 1 He assailed the difficulty with eagerness
LEMMA assassinate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assassinates
VAR 2 assassinated
VAR 3 assassinated
VAR 4 assassinating
DEF = to murder (a ruler, politician, etc.) for political reasons or reward
EX 1
LEMMA assault
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assaults
VAR 2 assaulted
VAR 3 assaulted
VAR 4 assaulting
DEF = to attack suddenly and violently
EX 1
LEMMA assay
POS v
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assays
VAR 2 assayed
VAR 3 assayed
VAR 4 assaying
DEF = to test (something, such as metal-bearing soil or a gold ring) for quality or to discover what materials are present
EX 1
LEMMA assay
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assays
VAR 2 assayed
VAR 3 assayed
VAR 4 assaying
DEF = lit to attempt (something difficult)
EX 1 to assay the impossible
LEMMA assemble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assembles
VAR 2 assembled
VAR 3 assembled
VAR 4 assembling
DEF = to gather or collect together
EX 1 If we can assemble everybody then we can leave. Pupils assemble for lessons at 8 o'clock
LEMMA assemble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assembles
VAR 2 assembled
VAR 3 assembled
VAR 4 assembling
DEF = to gather or collect together
EX 1 If we can assemble everybody then we can leave. Pupils assemble for lessons at 8 o'clock
LEMMA assemble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assembles
VAR 2 assembled
VAR 3 assembled
VAR 4 assembling
DEF = to set in order
EX 1 The books are assembled on the shelves in alphabetical order
LEMMA assemble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assembles
VAR 2 assembled
VAR 3 assembled
VAR 4 assembling
DEF = to put together (something, such as a machine)
EX 1 The people who assemble cars work very quickly
LEMMA assent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assents
VAR 2 assented
VAR 3 assented
VAR 4 assenting
DEF = to agree to a suggestion, idea, etc.
EX 1 I won't assent to her plan. Why don't you assent? I assented to listen to her
LEMMA assent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assents
VAR 2 assented
VAR 3 assented
VAR 4 assenting
DEF = to agree to a suggestion, idea, etc.
EX 1 I won't assent to her plan. Why don't you assent? I assented to listen to her
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to state or declare forcefully
EX 1 She asserted her ideas loudly and clearly. He asserted that he was not guilty. She asserted her belief that he was not guilty. She asserted the charge to be incorrect
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to state or declare forcefully
EX 1 She asserted her ideas loudly and clearly. He asserted that he was not guilty. She asserted her belief that he was not guilty. She asserted the charge to be incorrect
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to state or declare forcefully
EX 1 She asserted her ideas loudly and clearly. He asserted that he was not guilty. She asserted her belief that he was not guilty. She asserted the charge to be incorrect
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to state or declare forcefully
EX 1 She asserted her ideas loudly and clearly. He asserted that he was not guilty. She asserted her belief that he was not guilty. She asserted the charge to be incorrect
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to make a claim to; defend in words
EX 1 He asserted his rights
LEMMA assert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asserts
VAR 2 asserted
VAR 3 asserted
VAR 4 asserting
DEF = to show, esp. forcefully, the existence of
EX 1 He asserted his control by making them be quiet
LEMMA assess
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 assesses
VAR 2 assessed
VAR 3 assessed
VAR 4 assessing
DEF = to calculate the value of (property) or the amount of (income) for tax purposes
EX 1 They are assessing his house. They assessed it at L15,000
LEMMA assess
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 assesses
VAR 2 assessed
VAR 3 assessed
VAR 4 assessing
DEF = to decide the amount of (a tax, money punishment (FINE), etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA assess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assesses
VAR 2 assessed
VAR 3 assessed
VAR 4 assessing
DEF = to judge the quality or worth of
EX 1
LEMMA asseverate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asseverates
VAR 2 asseverated
VAR 3 asseverated
VAR 4 asseverating
DEF = fml to declare solemnly and forcefully
EX 1
LEMMA asseverate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 asseverates
VAR 2 asseverated
VAR 3 asseverated
VAR 4 asseverating
DEF = fml to declare solemnly and forcefully
EX 1
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to give as a share or for use
EX 1 They have assigned me a small room
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to give (property, rights, etc.)
EX 1 I have assigned them my large house as I couldn't pay the debt
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to give, name, or fix as a time, place, reason
EX 1 We assigned a day in July for the performance
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to give, name, or fix as a time, place, reason
EX 1 We assigned a day in July for the performance
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to appoint to a job or duty; name
EX 1 I assigned you to wash the plates. I assigned you the job
LEMMA assign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assigns
VAR 2 assigned
VAR 3 assigned
VAR 4 assigning
DEF = to appoint to a job or duty; name
EX 1 I assigned you to wash the plates. I assigned you the job
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to (allow to) become part of (a group, country, race, etc.)
EX 1 America has assimilated many people from Europe. Some foreigners assimilate easily into our way of life
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to (allow to) become part of (a group, country, race, etc.)
EX 1 America has assimilated many people from Europe. Some foreigners assimilate easily into our way of life
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to (allow to) become part of (a group, country, race, etc.)
EX 1 America has assimilated many people from Europe. Some foreigners assimilate easily into our way of life
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to (allow to) become part of (a group, country, race, etc.)
EX 1 America has assimilated many people from Europe. Some foreigners assimilate easily into our way of life
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to take (food) into the body after eating; DIGEST@2 (1) (of food) to be taken into the body; be DIGESTed@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to take (food) into the body after eating; DIGEST@2 (1) (of food) to be taken into the body; be DIGESTed@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA assimilate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to take as one's own; understand or use properly
EX 1 You have only remembered the facts well, not assimilated them
LEMMA assimilate to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assimilates
VAR 2 assimilated
VAR 3 assimilated
VAR 4 assimilating
DEF = to make like
EX 1 The laws of the defeated country were assimilated to those of the stronger country
LEMMA assist
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assists
VAR 2 assisted
VAR 3 assisted
VAR 4 assisting
DEF = to help or support
EX 1 She assisted him in building the house. She assisted in building it. Good glasses will assist you to read
LEMMA assist
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assists
VAR 2 assisted
VAR 3 assisted
VAR 4 assisting
DEF = to help or support
EX 1 She assisted him in building the house. She assisted in building it. Good glasses will assist you to read
LEMMA assist
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assists
VAR 2 assisted
VAR 3 assisted
VAR 4 assisting
DEF = to help or support
EX 1 She assisted him in building the house. She assisted in building it. Good glasses will assist you to read
LEMMA associate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associates
VAR 2 associated
VAR 3 associated
VAR 4 associating
DEF = to (cause to) join as friends or as partners in business
EX 1 If we can associate the 2 firms we will be much stronger. We should associate ourselves with the larger firm. He associates with criminals
LEMMA associate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associates
VAR 2 associated
VAR 3 associated
VAR 4 associating
DEF = to (cause to) join as friends or as partners in business
EX 1 If we can associate the 2 firms we will be much stronger. We should associate ourselves with the larger firm. He associates with criminals
LEMMA associate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 associates
VAR 2 associated
VAR 3 associated
VAR 4 associating
DEF = to connect in one's mind
EX 1 I don't associate the 2 ideas. I associate politics with war
LEMMA assort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assorts
VAR 2 assorted
VAR 3 assorted
VAR 4 assorting
DEF = to divide into different sorts
EX 1
LEMMA assuage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assuages
VAR 2 assuaged
VAR 3 assuaged
VAR 4 assuaging
DEF = to make (pain, suffering, desire, etc.) less
EX 1
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to take as a fact or as true without proof; suppose
EX 1 I assumed that he was there. I assumed him (to be) able to read. He was there_or so I assumed. Assuming it rains tomorrow, what shall we do?
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to begin to use or perform (sometimes without the right); take upon oneself
EX 1 You will assume your new duties tomorrow. The powerful criminal assumed control of the government
LEMMA assume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assumes
VAR 2 assumed
VAR 3 assumed
VAR 4 assuming
DEF = to pretend to have or be
EX 1 He assumes a well-informed manner but in fact knows very little
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to try to cause to believe or trust in something; promise; try to persuade
EX 1 I assure you that this medicine cannot harm you. He assured us of his ability to work
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to try to cause to believe or trust in something; promise; try to persuade
EX 1 I assure you that this medicine cannot harm you. He assured us of his ability to work
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to make (oneself) sure or certain
EX 1 Before going to bed she assured herself that the door was locked
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to make (oneself) sure or certain
EX 1 Before going to bed she assured herself that the door was locked
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 in
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to INSURE, esp. against death
EX 1
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to make certain the coming or obtaining of; ENSURE
EX 1
LEMMA assure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 assures
VAR 2 assured
VAR 3 assured
VAR 4 assuring
DEF = to make certain the coming or obtaining of; ENSURE
EX 1
LEMMA asterisk
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 asterisks
VAR 2 asterisked
VAR 3 asterisked
VAR 4 asterisking
DEF = to mark with an ASTERISK
EX 1
LEMMA astonish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 astonishes
VAR 2 astonished
VAR 3 astonished
VAR 4 astonishing
DEF = to produce surprise or wonder in (someone)
EX 1 We were astonished to hear what had happened. He gave her an astonished look. It was an astonishing performance for such a young musician
LEMMA astonish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 astonishes
VAR 2 astonished
VAR 3 astonished
VAR 4 astonishing
DEF = to produce surprise or wonder in (someone)
EX 1 We were astonished to hear what had happened. He gave her an astonished look. It was an astonishing performance for such a young musician
LEMMA astonish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 astonishes
VAR 2 astonished
VAR 3 astonished
VAR 4 astonishing
DEF = to produce surprise or wonder in (someone)
EX 1 We were astonished to hear what had happened. He gave her an astonished look. It was an astonishing performance for such a young musician
LEMMA astound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 astounds
VAR 2 astounded
VAR 3 astounded
VAR 4 astounding
DEF = to shock with surprise
EX 1 He was astounded when he heard he had won. Although small, he showed astounding strength
LEMMA astound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 astounds
VAR 2 astounded
VAR 3 astounded
VAR 4 astounding
DEF = to shock with surprise
EX 1 He was astounded when he heard he had won. Although small, he showed astounding strength
LEMMA atomize
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atomizes
VAR 2 atomized
VAR 3 atomized
VAR 4 atomizing
DEF = to break a liquid into a mist or SPRAY@2 (2) of very little drops by forcing it through an instrument (atomizer) and out through a very small hole
EX 1
LEMMA atone
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 atones
VAR 2 atoned
VAR 3 atoned
VAR 4 atoning
DEF = to make repayment (for some crime, harm done to another, failure to act, etc.)
EX 1 He tried to atone for his rudeness by sending her some flowers
LEMMA atrophy
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atrophies
VAR 2 atrophied
VAR 3 atrophied
VAR 4 atrophying
DEF = to (cause to) suffer ATROPHY
EX 1 The disease atrophied her legs. Her legs quickly atrophied
LEMMA atrophy
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 atrophies
VAR 2 atrophied
VAR 3 atrophied
VAR 4 atrophying
DEF = to (cause to) suffer ATROPHY
EX 1 The disease atrophied her legs. Her legs quickly atrophied
LEMMA attach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = to fix; fasten; join
EX 1 I attached a wire (to the radio)
LEMMA attach
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = law to seize (a person or his goods) because of an unpaid debt
EX 1
LEMMA attach to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = to cause to join as a member of in action, esp. for a limited period of time
EX 1 He attached himself to the group of climbers. His new firm attached him to the sales division of the business
LEMMA attach to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = fml to come to
EX 1 No blame/guilt attaches to him for the accident
LEMMA attach to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = fml to come from
EX 1 No blame/guilt attaches to (doing) that
LEMMA attach to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attaches
VAR 2 attached
VAR 3 attached
VAR 4 attaching
DEF = fml to come from
EX 1 No blame/guilt attaches to (doing) that
LEMMA attack
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
VAR 2 attacked
VAR 3 attacked
VAR 4 attacking
DEF = to bring violence (on), esp. with weapons
EX 1 The enemy attacked us at night
LEMMA attack
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
VAR 2 attacked
VAR 3 attacked
VAR 4 attacking
DEF = to bring violence (on), esp. with weapons
EX 1 The enemy attacked us at night
LEMMA attack
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attacks
VAR 2 attacked
VAR 3 attacked
VAR 4 attacking
DEF = to speak or write strongly against
EX 1 The minister was attacked by the newspapers for promising to help the workers
LEMMA attack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attacks
VAR 2 attacked
VAR 3 attacked
VAR 4 attacking
DEF = to harm, spoil, trouble, damage, etc., esp. by a continuing action
EX 1 The disease attacked his bones
LEMMA attack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attacks
VAR 2 attacked
VAR 3 attacked
VAR 4 attacking
DEF = to begin (something) with eagerness and great interest
EX 1 He attacked the difficulties at once. He attacked the food as if he had not eaten for a week
LEMMA attain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attains
VAR 2 attained
VAR 3 attained
VAR 4 attaining
DEF = to succeed in arriving at, esp. after effort; reach
EX 1 He attained the position of minister
LEMMA attain to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attains
VAR 2 attained
VAR 3 attained
VAR 4 attaining
DEF = to reach (a desired state or condition)
EX 1
LEMMA attempt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
VAR 2 attempted
VAR 3 attempted
VAR 4 attempting
DEF = to make an effort at; try
EX 1 He attempted the examination but failed. I attempted to speak but was told to be quiet. I attempted walking until I fell over. He was found guilty of attempted murder even though the other man did not die
LEMMA attempt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
VAR 2 attempted
VAR 3 attempted
VAR 4 attempting
DEF = to make an effort at; try
EX 1 He attempted the examination but failed. I attempted to speak but was told to be quiet. I attempted walking until I fell over. He was found guilty of attempted murder even though the other man did not die
LEMMA attempt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
VAR 2 attempted
VAR 3 attempted
VAR 4 attempting
DEF = to make an effort at; try
EX 1 He attempted the examination but failed. I attempted to speak but was told to be quiet. I attempted walking until I fell over. He was found guilty of attempted murder even though the other man did not die
LEMMA attempt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attempts
VAR 2 attempted
VAR 3 attempted
VAR 4 attempting
DEF = to make an effort at; try
EX 1 He attempted the examination but failed. I attempted to speak but was told to be quiet. I attempted walking until I fell over. He was found guilty of attempted murder even though the other man did not die
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to give one's attention
EX 1 Listen and attend! Are you attending to what is being said?
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to be present at; go to
EX 1 I shall be attending the meeting. It will be well attended
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to look after; care for; serve
EX 1 I have a good doctor attending (on) me
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to look after; care for; serve
EX 1 I have a good doctor attending (on) me
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to look after; care for; serve
EX 1 I have a good doctor attending (on) me
LEMMA attend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = fml to go with
EX 1 Danger attended everything he did
LEMMA attend to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to give help to
EX 1 You'd better attend to that thin dark girl: I think she's going to faint. Are you being attended to, sir?
LEMMA attend to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attends
VAR 2 attended
VAR 3 attended
VAR 4 attending
DEF = to direct one's efforts and interest towards
EX 1 I have an urgent matter to attend to
LEMMA attenuate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attenuates
VAR 2 attenuated
VAR 3 attenuated
VAR 4 attenuating
DEF = to (cause to) become thin, weak, less valuable, etc.
EX 1 a powerful drug, used in an attenuated form as a medicine
LEMMA attenuate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attenuates
VAR 2 attenuated
VAR 3 attenuated
VAR 4 attenuating
DEF = to (cause to) become thin, weak, less valuable, etc.
EX 1 a powerful drug, used in an attenuated form as a medicine
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = to declare solemnly
EX 1
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = to declare solemnly
EX 1
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = to declare solemnly
EX 1
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = law to make (somebody) promise to tell the truth, as in court
EX 1
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = to be or give proof of
EX 1 His success attests his ability
LEMMA attest
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = law to show to be true by signing as proof that one was present
EX 1
LEMMA attest to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attests
VAR 2 attested
VAR 3 attested
VAR 4 attesting
DEF = to be or give proof of
EX 1 His success attests to his ability
LEMMA attire
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 attires
VAR 2 attired
VAR 3 attired
VAR 4 attiring
DEF = to put on clothes; dress
EX 1 attired in blue
LEMMA attitudinize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attitudinizes
VAR 2 attitudinized
VAR 3 attitudinized
VAR 4 attitudinizing
DEF = to move, speak, or write in an unnatural way in order to gain attention
EX 1
LEMMA attract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attracts
VAR 2 attracted
VAR 3 attracted
VAR 4 attracting
DEF = to cause to like, admire, notice, or turn towards
EX 1 He was attracted by her beauty. Her beauty attracted him/his attention
LEMMA attract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attracts
VAR 2 attracted
VAR 3 attracted
VAR 4 attracting
DEF = to draw towards one
EX 1 He attracted large numbers of followers. Flowers attract bees
LEMMA attract
POS v
FIELD1 as
FIELD2 6o
VAR 1 attracts
VAR 2 attracted
VAR 3 attracted
VAR 4 attracting
DEF = to draw by unseen forces
EX 1 The moon attracts the earth's seas towards her/it(self)
LEMMA attribute to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
VAR 2 attributed
VAR 3 attributed
VAR 4 attributing
DEF = to believe (something) to be the result of
EX 1 Jim attributes his success to hard work/to how hard he has always worked/to working hard
LEMMA attribute to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
VAR 2 attributed
VAR 3 attributed
VAR 4 attributing
DEF = to believe (something) to be the result of
EX 1 Jim attributes his success to hard work/to how hard he has always worked/to working hard
LEMMA attribute to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
VAR 2 attributed
VAR 3 attributed
VAR 4 attributing
DEF = to believe (something) to be the result of
EX 1 Jim attributes his success to hard work/to how hard he has always worked/to working hard
LEMMA attribute to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attributes
VAR 2 attributed
VAR 3 attributed
VAR 4 attributing
DEF = also ascribe to_ to consider (something) to have been written by (someone)
EX 1 This tune is usually attributed to J. S. Bach
LEMMA attune to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 attunes
VAR 2 attuned
VAR 3 attuned
VAR 4 attuning
DEF = to cause to become used to or ready for
EX 1 You have to attune your ears to modern music. Are you attuned to new ways of thinking?
LEMMA auction
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 auctions
VAR 2 auctioned
VAR 3 auctioned
VAR 4 auctioning
DEF = to sell by AUCTION@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA audit
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 audits
VAR 2 audited
VAR 3 audited
VAR 4 auditing
DEF = to examine (money accounts) officially
EX 1
LEMMA audition
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 auditions
VAR 2 auditioned
VAR 3 auditioned
VAR 4 auditioning
DEF = to cause (someone) to give an AUDITION
EX 1
LEMMA audition
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 auditions
VAR 2 auditioned
VAR 3 auditioned
VAR 4 auditioning
DEF = to cause (someone) to give an AUDITION
EX 1
LEMMA audition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 auditions
VAR 2 auditioned
VAR 3 auditioned
VAR 4 auditioning
DEF = to give an AUDITION
EX 1 I'm auditioning for a part in the play tomorrow, and I hope I get it!
LEMMA augment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 augments
VAR 2 augmented
VAR 3 augmented
VAR 4 augmenting
DEF = to (cause to) become bigger, more valuable, better, etc.
EX 1 He augments his wages by working in his free time
LEMMA augment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 augments
VAR 2 augmented
VAR 3 augmented
VAR 4 augmenting
DEF = to (cause to) become bigger, more valuable, better, etc.
EX 1 He augments his wages by working in his free time
LEMMA augur
POS v
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 augurs
VAR 2 augured
VAR 3 augured
VAR 4 auguring
DEF = to be a sign of (something) in the future
EX 1 The lack of rain augurs trouble (for the farmers)
LEMMA authenticate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authenticates
VAR 2 authenticated
VAR 3 authenticated
VAR 4 authenticating
DEF = to prove (something) to be AUTHENTIC (1)
EX 1 Now that this painting has been authenticated as a Rembrandt, it's worth 10 times as much as I paid for it!
LEMMA authenticate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authenticates
VAR 2 authenticated
VAR 3 authenticated
VAR 4 authenticating
DEF = to prove (a statement, account, etc.) to be true
EX 1
LEMMA authorize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorizes
VAR 2 authorized
VAR 3 authorized
VAR 4 authorizing
DEF = to give power to
EX 1 I authorized the man to act for me while I was away
LEMMA authorize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorizes
VAR 2 authorized
VAR 3 authorized
VAR 4 authorizing
DEF = to give power to
EX 1 I authorized the man to act for me while I was away
LEMMA authorize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorizes
VAR 2 authorized
VAR 3 authorized
VAR 4 authorizing
DEF = to give permission for
EX 1 I authorized the payment of this bill
LEMMA authorize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 authorizes
VAR 2 authorized
VAR 3 authorized
VAR 4 authorizing
DEF = to give a good enough reason for; JUSTIFY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA automate
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 automates
VAR 2 automated
VAR 3 automated
VAR 4 automating
DEF = to make (something) work by machinery and without the work of men
EX 1
LEMMA automate
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 automates
VAR 2 automated
VAR 3 automated
VAR 4 automating
DEF = to make (something) work by machinery and without the work of men
EX 1
LEMMA avail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avails
VAR 2 availed
VAR 3 availed
VAR 4 availing
DEF = (esp. with not) to be of use
EX 1 The medicine did not avail against the disease
LEMMA avail of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avails
VAR 2 availed
VAR 3 availed
VAR 4 availing
DEF = to give (oneself) the advantage of
EX 1 You should avail yourself of every chance to improve your English
LEMMA avenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenges
VAR 2 avenged
VAR 3 avenged
VAR 4 avenging
DEF = to get satisfaction for (a wrong) by punishing the wrong-doer(s)
EX 1 They avenged his death by burning the village. They avenged his death on the village
LEMMA avenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenges
VAR 2 avenged
VAR 3 avenged
VAR 4 avenging
DEF = to get satisfaction for (a wrong) by punishing the wrong-doer(s)
EX 1 They avenged his death by burning the village. They avenged his death on the village
LEMMA avenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenges
VAR 2 avenged
VAR 3 avenged
VAR 4 avenging
DEF = to punish somebody for a wrong done to (oneself or somebody else)
EX 1 I shall avenge my brother: the man who killed him shall die. They avenged themselves on their enemy
LEMMA avenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avenges
VAR 2 avenged
VAR 3 avenged
VAR 4 avenging
DEF = to punish somebody for a wrong done to (oneself or somebody else)
EX 1 I shall avenge my brother: the man who killed him shall die. They avenged themselves on their enemy
LEMMA aver
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avers
VAR 2 averred
VAR 3 averred
VAR 4 averring
DEF = to state forcefully; declare
EX 1
LEMMA aver
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avers
VAR 2 averred
VAR 3 averred
VAR 4 averring
DEF = to state forcefully; declare
EX 1
LEMMA average
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averages
VAR 2 averaged
VAR 3 averaged
VAR 4 averaging
DEF = to be or come to an average
EX 1 My mail averages 20 letters a day
LEMMA average
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averages
VAR 2 averaged
VAR 3 averaged
VAR 4 averaging
DEF = to do, get, or have as an average or usual quantity
EX 1 I average 8 hours work a day
LEMMA average
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 averages
VAR 2 averaged
VAR 3 averaged
VAR 4 averaging
DEF = to calculate the average of (figures)
EX 1
LEMMA average
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 averages
VAR 2 averaged
VAR 3 averaged
VAR 4 averaging
DEF = to calculate the average of (figures)
EX 1
LEMMA average out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averages
VAR 2 averaged
VAR 3 averaged
VAR 4 averaging
DEF = to come to an average or ordinary level or standard, esp. after being higher or lower
EX 1 The good things and bad things in life average out in the end, don't they?
LEMMA avert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averts
VAR 2 averted
VAR 3 averted
VAR 4 averting
DEF = to prevent happening; avoid
EX 1 Accidents can be averted by careful driving
LEMMA avert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 averts
VAR 2 averted
VAR 3 averted
VAR 4 averting
DEF = to turn away (one's eyes, thoughts, etc.)
EX 1 She averted her eyes from the terrible sight
LEMMA avoid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avoids
VAR 2 avoided
VAR 3 avoided
VAR 4 avoiding
DEF = to escape
EX 1 I avoided punishment by running away. I avoided being punished
LEMMA avoid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avoids
VAR 2 avoided
VAR 3 avoided
VAR 4 avoiding
DEF = to escape
EX 1 I avoided punishment by running away. I avoided being punished
LEMMA avoid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avoids
VAR 2 avoided
VAR 3 avoided
VAR 4 avoiding
DEF = to miss or keep away from, esp. on purpose
EX 1 I avoided her by leaving by the back door. She avoided answering my questions
LEMMA avoid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avoids
VAR 2 avoided
VAR 3 avoided
VAR 4 avoiding
DEF = to miss or keep away from, esp. on purpose
EX 1 I avoided her by leaving by the back door. She avoided answering my questions
LEMMA avow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avows
VAR 2 avowed
VAR 3 avowed
VAR 4 avowing
DEF = to state openly; admit
EX 1 The prisoner avowed his guilt. He avowed himself to be a supporter of the new group
LEMMA avow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avows
VAR 2 avowed
VAR 3 avowed
VAR 4 avowing
DEF = to state openly; admit
EX 1 The prisoner avowed his guilt. He avowed himself to be a supporter of the new group
LEMMA avow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avows
VAR 2 avowed
VAR 3 avowed
VAR 4 avowing
DEF = to state openly; admit
EX 1 The prisoner avowed his guilt. He avowed himself to be a supporter of the new group
LEMMA avow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 avows
VAR 2 avowed
VAR 3 avowed
VAR 4 avowing
DEF = to state openly; admit
EX 1 The prisoner avowed his guilt. He avowed himself to be a supporter of the new group
LEMMA await
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awaits
VAR 2 awaited
VAR 3 awaited
VAR 4 awaiting
DEF = to wait for
EX 1 I am awaiting your reply
LEMMA await
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awaits
VAR 2 awaited
VAR 3 awaited
VAR 4 awaiting
DEF = to be in store for; be ready for
EX 1 A warm welcome awaits you
LEMMA awake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to (cause to) stop sleeping; wake
EX 1 The noise awoke me. Byron awoke one morning to find himself famous
LEMMA awake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to (cause to) stop sleeping; wake
EX 1 The noise awoke me. Byron awoke one morning to find himself famous
LEMMA awake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to (cause to) stop sleeping; wake
EX 1 The noise awoke me. Byron awoke one morning to find himself famous
LEMMA awake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to (cause to) become conscious or active
EX 1 Her letter awoke old memories. Old memories awoke in her when she read the letter
LEMMA awake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to (cause to) become conscious or active
EX 1 Her letter awoke old memories. Old memories awoke in her when she read the letter
LEMMA awaken to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakens
VAR 2 awakened
VAR 3 awakened
VAR 4 awakening
DEF = to cause to understand
EX 1 We must awaken the people to the dangers facing our country
LEMMA awaken to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakens
VAR 2 awakened
VAR 3 awakened
VAR 4 awakening
DEF = AWAKE TO
EX 1
LEMMA awake to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awakes
VAR 2 awoke
VAR 3 awoken
VAR 4 awaking
DEF = to begin to understand
EX 1 We must awake to the dangers facing our country
LEMMA award
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awards
VAR 2 awarded
VAR 3 awarded
VAR 4 awarding
DEF = to give, esp. as the result of an official decision
EX 1 He was awarded the prize for being the fastest runner
LEMMA award
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awards
VAR 2 awarded
VAR 3 awarded
VAR 4 awarding
DEF = to give, esp. as the result of an official decision
EX 1 He was awarded the prize for being the fastest runner
LEMMA award
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 awards
VAR 2 awarded
VAR 3 awarded
VAR 4 awarding
DEF = to give by a decision in a court of law
EX 1 The judge awarded a large sum of money to those hurt by the explosion
LEMMA award
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 awards
VAR 2 awarded
VAR 3 awarded
VAR 4 awarding
DEF = to give by a decision in a court of law
EX 1 The judge awarded a large sum of money to those hurt by the explosion
LEMMA awe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 awes
VAR 2 awed
VAR 3 awed
VAR 4 awing
DEF = to fill with AWE
EX 1 They were awed into silence by the great man
LEMMA axe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 axes
VAR 2 axed
VAR 3 axed
VAR 4 axing
DEF = to remove suddenly and perhaps without warning from a job, a list of plans for completion, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA baa
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 baas
VAR 2 baaed
VAR 3 baaed
VAR 4 baaing
DEF = to make the sound that a sheep or lamb makes
EX 1
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to talk quickly and foolishly or in a way that is hard to understand
EX 1 During his fever he babbled without stopping
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to express by babbling
EX 1 She babbled her thanks in a great hurry
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to repeat foolishly; tell (secrets)
EX 1 He babbled the secret (out) to his friends
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a baby learning to speak
EX 1 The baby babbled (away) for hours
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a baby learning to speak
EX 1 The baby babbled (away) for hours
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a stream running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 a babbling stream
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a stream running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 a babbling stream
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a stream running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 a babbling stream
LEMMA babble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babbles
VAR 2 babbled
VAR 3 babbled
VAR 4 babbling
DEF = to make continuous sounds like a stream running gently over rounded stones
EX 1 a babbling stream
LEMMA baby
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 babies
VAR 2 babied
VAR 3 babied
VAR 4 babying
DEF = to treat like a baby; give a great deal of care or attention to
EX 1
LEMMA baby-sit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baby-sits
VAR 2 baby-sitted
VAR 3 baby-sitted
VAR 4 baby-sitting
DEF = to act as a BABY-SITTER
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to (cause to) go backwards
EX 1 She backed the horse The car backed through the gate
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to (cause to) go backwards
EX 1 She backed the horse The car backed through the gate
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to support and encourage, often with money
EX 1 If I back your plan I'll expect a share of the profits. The union leaders decided to back the Government (in its action)
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to put money on the success of (a horse or dog in a race); BET on
EX 1 Jane backed the winner and won L5
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to write and sign a promise of payment on (a bill)
EX 1
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to be or make the back of; LINE@1 the inside of
EX 1 You could back the dress with silk. curtains backed with a plastic material
LEMMA back
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = tech (of the wind) to change direction slowly, moving round the compass in the order North-West-South-East
EX 1
LEMMA back away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to move backwards, so as to allow space, or in fear, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA backbite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backbites
VAR 2 backbited
VAR 3 backbited
VAR 4 backbiting
DEF = to speak unkindly of an absent person
EX 1
LEMMA backcomb
POS v
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 backcombs
VAR 2 backcombed
VAR 3 backcombed
VAR 4 backcombing
DEF = to comb (hair) against the direction of growth, in order to produce a BOUFFANT effect
EX 1
LEMMA backdate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backdates
VAR 2 backdated
VAR 3 backdated
VAR 4 backdating
DEF = to agree to give (something) a starting date earlier than the date of the agreement
EX 1 The increase in pay agreed in June will be backdated to January
LEMMA back down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to yield in argument, opinion, or claim; admit that one was wrong
EX 1 The speaker's forceful words persuaded his opponent to back down
LEMMA backfire
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backfires
VAR 2 backfired
VAR 3 backfired
VAR 4 backfiring
DEF = to produce a BACKFIRE@1
EX 1
LEMMA backfire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backfires
VAR 2 backfired
VAR 3 backfired
VAR 4 backfiring
DEF = to have an unexpected effect opposite to the effect intended
EX 1 His plan to get rich backfired (on him), and he lost all his money
LEMMA back off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = BACK DOWN
EX 1
LEMMA back onto
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = (of a place or building) to be near to at the back
EX 1 The house backs onto the river
LEMMA back out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to fail to fulfil (a promise, contract, etc.)
EX 1 I hope I can depend on you not to back out at the last moment
LEMMA back out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to fail to fulfil (a promise, contract, etc.)
EX 1 I hope I can depend on you not to back out at the last moment
LEMMA backpedal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backpedals
VAR 2 backpedalled
VAR 3 backpedalled
VAR 4 backpedalling
DEF = to PEDAL backwards, as on a bicycle
EX 1
LEMMA backpedal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backpedals
VAR 2 backpedalled
VAR 3 backpedalled
VAR 4 backpedalling
DEF = infml to take back a statement; undo something that has been done; draw back from some promised action
EX 1
LEMMA backslide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backslides
VAR 2 backslided
VAR 3 backslided
VAR 4 backsliding
DEF = to fall back morally, in the practice of religion, etc.
EX 1 He kept away from strong drink for years, but recently I'm afraid he's begun to backslide
LEMMA backspace
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backspaces
VAR 2 backspaced
VAR 3 backspaced
VAR 4 backspacing
DEF = to use the BACKSPACE@1
EX 1
LEMMA backtrack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backtracks
VAR 2 backtracked
VAR 3 backtracked
VAR 4 backtracking
DEF = to go back over the same path
EX 1
LEMMA backtrack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backtracks
VAR 2 backtracked
VAR 3 backtracked
VAR 4 backtracking
DEF = BACKPEDAL (2)
EX 1 The government is backtracking from its more costly plans
LEMMA back up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = to support
EX 1 Most members were against Mr Jones, who would have lost his position if you hadn't backed him up
LEMMA back up
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 backs
VAR 2 backed
VAR 3 backed
VAR 4 backing
DEF = (in sailing) to pull tight (the free end of a fastened rope)
EX 1
LEMMA badger
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 badgers
VAR 2 badgered
VAR 3 badgered
VAR 4 badgering
DEF = to ask again and again
EX 1 You're always badgering me (with your silly questions)!
LEMMA badger
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 badgers
VAR 2 badgered
VAR 3 badgered
VAR 4 badgering
DEF = to ask again and again
EX 1 You're always badgering me (with your silly questions)!
LEMMA badger
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 badgers
VAR 2 badgered
VAR 3 badgered
VAR 4 badgering
DEF = to ask again and again
EX 1 You're always badgering me (with your silly questions)!
LEMMA baffle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baffles
VAR 2 baffled
VAR 3 baffled
VAR 4 baffling
DEF = to make effective action impossible by confusing
EX 1 The examination question baffled me completely and I couldn't answer it
LEMMA baffle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baffles
VAR 2 baffled
VAR 3 baffled
VAR 4 baffling
DEF = to make effective action impossible by confusing
EX 1 The examination question baffled me completely and I couldn't answer it
LEMMA bag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
VAR 2 bagged
VAR 3 bagged
VAR 4 bagging
DEF = to put (material or objects in large quantities) into a bag or bags
EX 1
LEMMA bag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
VAR 2 bagged
VAR 3 bagged
VAR 4 bagging
DEF = infml to kill or catch (animals or birds)
EX 1 We bagged a rabbit
LEMMA bag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
VAR 2 bagged
VAR 3 bagged
VAR 4 bagging
DEF = sl to take without permission but not intending dishonesty sl to take or keep (one of a limited number of spaces or places)
EX 1 Try to bag seats at the back for us
LEMMA bag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bags
VAR 2 bagged
VAR 3 bagged
VAR 4 bagging
DEF = infml to hang loosely, like a bag
EX 1 His trousers bagged (out) at the knees
LEMMA bail out
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
VAR 2 bailed
VAR 3 bailed
VAR 4 bailing
DEF = to obtain (someone's) freedom by paying money (BAIL@1) to ensure appearance in court
EX 1 Clark was to be charged next month with robbing the bank, so his family paid L500 to bail him out
LEMMA bail out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
VAR 2 bailed
VAR 3 bailed
VAR 4 bailing
DEF = also bale out_ to remove water from (a boat) so as to prevent sinking
EX 1 When the storm rose on the lake, we had to bail out to reach the shore safely
LEMMA bail out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
VAR 2 bailed
VAR 3 bailed
VAR 4 bailing
DEF = also bale out_ to remove water from (a boat) so as to prevent sinking
EX 1 When the storm rose on the lake, we had to bail out to reach the shore safely
LEMMA bail out
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
VAR 2 bailed
VAR 3 bailed
VAR 4 bailing
DEF = to pay money to save from failure
EX 1 The government can't hope to bail out all the companies
LEMMA bail out
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bails
VAR 2 bailed
VAR 3 bailed
VAR 4 bailing
DEF = AmE BALE OUT
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baits
VAR 2 baited
VAR 3 baited
VAR 4 baiting
DEF = to put BAIT@2 (1) on (a hook) to catch fish, or in (a trap) to catch animals
EX 1
LEMMA bait
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baits
VAR 2 baited
VAR 3 baited
VAR 4 baiting
DEF = to make (an animal or a person) angry intentionally
EX 1 to bait a bear At school they baited the boy because of his red hair
LEMMA bake
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bakes
VAR 2 baked
VAR 3 baked
VAR 4 baking
DEF = to (cause to) cook using dry heat in a special box (an OVEN)
EX 1 to bake bread The bread is baking
LEMMA bake
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bakes
VAR 2 baked
VAR 3 baked
VAR 4 baking
DEF = to (cause to) cook using dry heat in a special box (an OVEN)
EX 1 to bake bread The bread is baking
LEMMA bake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bakes
VAR 2 baked
VAR 3 baked
VAR 4 baking
DEF = to (cause to) become hard by heating
EX 1 In former times, bricks were baked in the sun until they became hard
LEMMA bake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bakes
VAR 2 baked
VAR 3 baked
VAR 4 baking
DEF = to (cause to) become hard by heating
EX 1 In former times, bricks were baked in the sun until they became hard
LEMMA bake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bakes
VAR 2 baked
VAR 3 baked
VAR 4 baking
DEF = infml to become hot
EX 1 Open a window_I'm baking in here!
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to consider or compare
EX 1
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to (cause to) be steady, esp. in a difficult position
EX 1 to balance a ball on your nose
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to (cause to) be steady, esp. in a difficult position
EX 1 to balance a ball on your nose
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to (cause to) be of equal weight, importance, or influence to (something/each other)
EX 1 The weight here balances the weight there. You have to balance the 2 weights
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to (cause to) be of equal weight, importance, or influence to (something/each other)
EX 1 The weight here balances the weight there. You have to balance the 2 weights
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to make sure that no more money is going out of than coming into (an account) (of an account) to show no more money going out than coming in
EX 1 My accounts balance for the first time this year!
LEMMA balance
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 balances
VAR 2 balanced
VAR 3 balanced
VAR 4 balancing
DEF = to make sure that no more money is going out of than coming into (an account) (of an account) to show no more money going out than coming in
EX 1 My accounts balance for the first time this year!
LEMMA bale out
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bales
VAR 2 baled
VAR 3 baled
VAR 4 baling
DEF = (AmE bail out)_ to escape from an aircraft by PARACHUTE
EX 1
LEMMA bale out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bales
VAR 2 baled
VAR 3 baled
VAR 4 baling
DEF = BAIL OUT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bale out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bales
VAR 2 baled
VAR 3 baled
VAR 4 baling
DEF = BAIL OUT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA balk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balks
VAR 2 balked
VAR 3 balked
VAR 4 balking
DEF = to stop or get in the way of on purpose
EX 1
LEMMA balk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balks
VAR 2 balked
VAR 3 balked
VAR 4 balking
DEF = to be unwilling to face or agree to something difficult or unpleasant
EX 1
LEMMA ballast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ballasts
VAR 2 ballasted
VAR 3 ballasted
VAR 4 ballasting
DEF = to fill or supply with BALLAST
EX 1
LEMMA balloon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
VAR 2 ballooned
VAR 3 ballooned
VAR 4 ballooning
DEF = to get bigger and bigger, or rounder and rounder, like a BALLOON being blown up
EX 1 His cheeks ballooned (out) as he got fatter and fatter
LEMMA balloon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
VAR 2 ballooned
VAR 3 ballooned
VAR 4 ballooning
DEF = to get bigger and bigger, or rounder and rounder, like a BALLOON being blown up
EX 1 His cheeks ballooned (out) as he got fatter and fatter
LEMMA balloon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 balloons
VAR 2 ballooned
VAR 3 ballooned
VAR 4 ballooning
DEF = to travel softly through the air in a high curve
EX 1 The ball ballooned over the fielder's head, and he couldn't catch it
LEMMA ballot
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 ballots
VAR 2 balloted
VAR 3 balloted
VAR 4 balloting
DEF = to vote or decide by secret voting (about)
EX 1 They've balloted for the new chairman, but nobody knows the result yet
LEMMA balls up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ballses
VAR 2 ballsed
VAR 3 ballsed
VAR 4 ballsing
DEF = to spoil
EX 1
LEMMA bamboozle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bamboozles
VAR 2 bamboozled
VAR 3 bamboozled
VAR 4 bamboozling
DEF = to deceive; trick; HOODWINK
EX 1
LEMMA bamboozle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bamboozles
VAR 2 bamboozled
VAR 3 bamboozled
VAR 4 bamboozling
DEF = to deceive; trick; HOODWINK
EX 1
LEMMA ban
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bans
VAR 2 banned
VAR 3 banned
VAR 4 banning
DEF = to forbid, esp. by law
EX 1
LEMMA band
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
VAR 2 banded
VAR 3 banded
VAR 4 banding
DEF = to put a band or bands on
EX 1
LEMMA bandage
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bandages
VAR 2 bandaged
VAR 3 bandaged
VAR 4 bandaging
DEF = to tie up or bind round with a BANDAGE@1
EX 1 The doctor bandaged (up) his broken ankle
LEMMA band together
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bands
VAR 2 banded
VAR 3 banded
VAR 4 banding
DEF = to unite, usu. with some special purpose
EX 1
LEMMA bandy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandies
VAR 2 bandied
VAR 3 bandied
VAR 4 bandying
DEF = to give and receive (words or blows) quickly
EX 1
LEMMA bandy about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandies
VAR 2 bandied
VAR 3 bandied
VAR 4 bandying
DEF = to spread (esp. unfavourable ideas) about by talking
EX 1 When the Websters' marriage failed, the news was quickly bandied about
LEMMA bandy about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bandies
VAR 2 bandied
VAR 3 bandied
VAR 4 bandying
DEF = to talk about (something), often disrespectfully, not seriously, or without regard for truth
EX 1 Several different figures have been bandied about, but these are the only correct ones
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to strike sharply; BUMP@1 (1)
EX 1 He fell and banged his knee
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = (to cause to) knock, beat, or push forcefully, often with a loud noise
EX 1 He banged the chair against the wall
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = (to cause to) knock, beat, or push forcefully, often with a loud noise
EX 1 He banged the chair against the wall
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to make a sharp loud noise or noises
EX 1 There is someone banging about upstairs
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = taboo sl (of a man) to have sex with
EX 1
LEMMA bang
POS v
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to cut (the hair in front) straight across the forehead
EX 1
LEMMA bang away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = infml to work very hard or with determined effort
EX 1 I haven't finished this work yet; I'll have to keep banging away at it until this evening
LEMMA bang away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = taboo sl to have sex continuously
EX 1 They've been banging away all night
LEMMA bang into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = BUMP INTO
EX 1
LEMMA bang out
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to perform (music) loudly
EX 1 Bob's at the piano again, banging out the latest popular tunes
LEMMA bang out
POS v
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to write in haste, esp. on a TYPEWRITER
EX 1 Cyril's been hard at work all day, banging out a new story
LEMMA bang up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bangs
VAR 2 banged
VAR 3 banged
VAR 4 banging
DEF = to damage (something) or wound (a part of the body)
EX 1
LEMMA banish
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banishes
VAR 2 banished
VAR 3 banished
VAR 4 banishing
DEF = to send away, usu. out of the country, as a punishment
EX 1
LEMMA banish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banishes
VAR 2 banished
VAR 3 banished
VAR 4 banishing
DEF = to stop thinking about
EX 1 You can banish from your mind any idea of a holiday
LEMMA bank
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = (of a car or aircraft) to move with one side higher than the other, esp. when making a turn
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to put or keep (money) in a bank
EX 1
LEMMA bank
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to keep one's money (esp. in the stated bank)
EX 1 Where do you bank?
LEMMA bank on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to depend on; trust in
EX 1 I'd like to come with you, but that's not a promise; don't bank on it. I'm banking on you to help me with the arrangements
LEMMA bank on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to depend on; trust in
EX 1 I'd like to come with you, but that's not a promise; don't bank on it. I'm banking on you to help me with the arrangements
LEMMA bank on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to depend on; trust in
EX 1 I'd like to come with you, but that's not a promise; don't bank on it. I'm banking on you to help me with the arrangements
LEMMA bank on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to depend on; trust in
EX 1 I'd like to come with you, but that's not a promise; don't bank on it. I'm banking on you to help me with the arrangements
LEMMA bankrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bankrupts
VAR 2 bankrupted
VAR 3 bankrupted
VAR 4 bankrupting
DEF = to make BANKRUPT@3 (1) or very poor
EX 1
LEMMA bank up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to form into a mass
EX 1 The wind had banked the snow up against the wall
LEMMA bank up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to form into a mass
EX 1 The wind had banked the snow up against the wall
LEMMA bank up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to form (a fire) into a heap, so as to control the rate of burning
EX 1 At night we bank up the fire so that it's still burning in the morning
LEMMA bank up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banks
VAR 2 banked
VAR 3 banked
VAR 4 banking
DEF = to heap earth around, so as to control the flow of water
EX 1 Every spring we have to bank up the river to prevent flooding
LEMMA banquet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banquets
VAR 2 banqueted
VAR 3 banqueted
VAR 4 banqueting
DEF = to take part in a BANQUET
EX 1
LEMMA banquet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banquets
VAR 2 banqueted
VAR 3 banqueted
VAR 4 banqueting
DEF = to arrange a BANQUET for (someone)
EX 1 They banqueted her like a queen when she became director of that company
LEMMA banter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 banters
VAR 2 bantered
VAR 3 bantered
VAR 4 bantering
DEF = to speak or act playfully or jokingly
EX 1
LEMMA baptize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baptizes
VAR 2 baptized
VAR 3 baptized
VAR 4 baptizing
DEF = to perform the ceremony of BAPTISM on
EX 1
LEMMA baptize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baptizes
VAR 2 baptized
VAR 3 baptized
VAR 4 baptizing
DEF = to admit as a member of the stated church by BAPTISM
EX 1 He was baptized a ROMAN CATHOLIC
LEMMA baptize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 baptizes
VAR 2 baptized
VAR 3 baptized
VAR 4 baptizing
DEF = to give (someone) a name at BAPTISM
EX 1
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to close firmly with a bar
EX 1 to bar the door
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to keep in or out by barring a door, gate, etc.
EX 1 They barred themselves in. She barred him out of her room
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to block (movement or action)
EX 1 to bar the way to the city/to success
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = not to allow
EX 1 Guns are barred in Alice's restaurant. My father barred smoking at the dinner-table
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = not to allow
EX 1 Guns are barred in Alice's restaurant. My father barred smoking at the dinner-table
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to mark with a band or a broad line
EX 1 The flag was barred in red and white
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to mark with a band or a broad line
EX 1 The flag was barred in red and white
LEMMA bar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 barred
VAR 3 barred
VAR 4 barring
DEF = to mark with a band or a broad line
EX 1 The flag was barred in red and white
LEMMA barbarize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barbarizes
VAR 2 barbarized
VAR 3 barbarized
VAR 4 barbarizing
DEF = to make cruel, rude in manners or lacking in good judgment
EX 1 The people had been barbarized by years of bad treatment until they were like animals
LEMMA barbecue
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
VAR 2 barbecueed
VAR 3 barbecueed
VAR 4 barbecueing
DEF = to cook (meat) on a BARBECUE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA barbecue
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
VAR 2 barbecueed
VAR 3 barbecueed
VAR 4 barbecueing
DEF = to cook (meat) on a BARBECUE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA barbecue
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
VAR 2 barbecueed
VAR 3 barbecueed
VAR 4 barbecueing
DEF = to cook (meat) in a very hot SAUCE
EX 1
LEMMA barbecue
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barbecues
VAR 2 barbecueed
VAR 3 barbecueed
VAR 4 barbecueing
DEF = to cook (meat) in a very hot SAUCE
EX 1
LEMMA bare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bares
VAR 2 bared
VAR 3 bared
VAR 4 baring
DEF = to take off a covering; bring to view
EX 1
LEMMA bargain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to talk about the conditions of a sale, agreement, or contract
EX 1 We bargained with her about the price
LEMMA bargain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to talk about the conditions of a sale, agreement, or contract
EX 1 We bargained with her about the price
LEMMA bargain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to get an agreement that
EX 1 The trade union bargained that its members should have another week's holiday
LEMMA bargain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to get an agreement that
EX 1 The trade union bargained that its members should have another week's holiday
LEMMA bargain for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to take into account; consider
EX 1 I had not bargained for such heavy rain, and I got very wet without a coat
LEMMA bargain for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to take into account; consider
EX 1 I had not bargained for such heavy rain, and I got very wet without a coat
LEMMA bargain for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bargains
VAR 2 bargained
VAR 3 bargained
VAR 4 bargaining
DEF = to take into account; consider
EX 1 I had not bargained for such heavy rain, and I got very wet without a coat
LEMMA barge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barges
VAR 2 barged
VAR 3 barged
VAR 4 barging
DEF = to move in a heavy ungraceful way, perhaps hitting against things in addition
EX 1 He kept barging along/about, until I told him to stop
LEMMA barge in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barges
VAR 2 barged
VAR 3 barged
VAR 4 barging
DEF = to rush in rudely; interrupt
EX 1 The door burst open and the children barged in
LEMMA barge into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barges
VAR 2 barged
VAR 3 barged
VAR 4 barging
DEF = to interrupt
EX 1 How rude of her to barge into the conversation!
LEMMA barge into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barges
VAR 2 barged
VAR 3 barged
VAR 4 barging
DEF = BUMP INTO
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = to make the sound that dogs make, sharp and loud
EX 1 Don't bark like that, Hector! The dog always barks at the postman
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = (of a gun) to sound when fired
EX 1
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = to say (something) in a sharp loud voice
EX 1 The officer barked (out) an order and then walked off
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = to say (something) in a sharp loud voice
EX 1 The officer barked (out) an order and then walked off
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = to take the BARK off
EX 1 to bark a tree
LEMMA bark
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barks
VAR 2 barked
VAR 3 barked
VAR 4 barking
DEF = to knock the skin off (the surface of a bone) as by falling (esp. in the phr. bark one's shin)
EX 1
LEMMA barnstorm
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barnstorms
VAR 2 barnstormed
VAR 3 barnstormed
VAR 4 barnstorming
DEF = to go through country areas giving theatre performances in one place after another
EX 1
LEMMA barnstorm
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 barnstorms
VAR 2 barnstormed
VAR 3 barnstormed
VAR 4 barnstorming
DEF = esp. AmE to travel from place to place making short stops to give political speeches
EX 1
LEMMA barnstorm
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 barnstorms
VAR 2 barnstormed
VAR 3 barnstormed
VAR 4 barnstorming
DEF = to travel across while doing this
EX 1 The actors/politicians are barnstorming the country
LEMMA barrack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barracks
VAR 2 barracked
VAR 3 barracked
VAR 4 barracking
DEF = infml to interrupt by shouting or pretended cheering; shout against
EX 1 They barracked (the speaker) during the meeting
LEMMA barrack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barracks
VAR 2 barracked
VAR 3 barracked
VAR 4 barracking
DEF = infml to interrupt by shouting or pretended cheering; shout against
EX 1 They barracked (the speaker) during the meeting
LEMMA barrage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barrages
VAR 2 barraged
VAR 3 barraged
VAR 4 barraging
DEF = to deliver a BARRAGE@2 against
EX 1 They barraged the speaker with angry questions
LEMMA barricade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barricades
VAR 2 barricaded
VAR 3 barricaded
VAR 4 barricading
DEF = to block off or close off with a BARRICADE@2
EX 1
LEMMA barricade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barricades
VAR 2 barricaded
VAR 3 barricaded
VAR 4 barricading
DEF = to prevent entrance to, by means of a BARRICADE@2
EX 1
LEMMA barricade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barricades
VAR 2 barricaded
VAR 3 barricaded
VAR 4 barricading
DEF = to put in a given place or condition by means of a BARRICADE@2
EX 1 to barricade them in to barricade oneself in one's room
LEMMA barter
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barters
VAR 2 bartered
VAR 3 bartered
VAR 4 bartering
DEF = to exchange goods for goods rather than goods for money
EX 1 They bartered farm products (with each other). They bartered farm products for machinery. bartering for food
LEMMA barter
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barters
VAR 2 bartered
VAR 3 bartered
VAR 4 bartering
DEF = to exchange goods for goods rather than goods for money
EX 1 They bartered farm products (with each other). They bartered farm products for machinery. bartering for food
LEMMA barter
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barters
VAR 2 bartered
VAR 3 bartered
VAR 4 bartering
DEF = to exchange goods for goods rather than goods for money
EX 1 They bartered farm products (with each other). They bartered farm products for machinery. bartering for food
LEMMA barter
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 barters
VAR 2 bartered
VAR 3 bartered
VAR 4 bartering
DEF = to exchange goods for goods rather than goods for money
EX 1 They bartered farm products (with each other). They bartered farm products for machinery. bartering for food
LEMMA barter away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 barters
VAR 2 bartered
VAR 3 bartered
VAR 4 bartering
DEF = BARGAIN AWAY
EX 1 He bartered away his freedom for a little comfort
LEMMA bar up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bars
VAR 2 bared
VAR 3 bared
VAR 4 baring
DEF = to shut completely with bars
EX 1 The empty house was barred up so that nobody could get in
LEMMA base on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bases
VAR 2 based
VAR 3 based
VAR 4 basing
DEF = to give (something) a reason or starting point in
EX 1 One should always base one's opinions on facts
LEMMA bash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bashes
VAR 2 bashed
VAR 3 bashed
VAR 4 bashing
DEF = to hit hard (accidentally or on purpose), so as to crush, break, or hurt in some way
EX 1 He bashed his finger (with a hammer). He bashed the door in and entered the room
LEMMA bash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bashes
VAR 2 bashed
VAR 3 bashed
VAR 4 bashing
DEF = to hit hard (accidentally or on purpose), so as to crush, break, or hurt in some way
EX 1 He bashed his finger (with a hammer). He bashed the door in and entered the room
LEMMA bask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basks
VAR 2 basked
VAR 3 basked
VAR 4 basking
DEF = to sit or lie in enjoyable heat and light
EX 1 I like to lie on the sand, basking in the sunshine
LEMMA bask
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 basks
VAR 2 basked
VAR 3 basked
VAR 4 basking
DEF = to enjoy someone's favour, approval, etc.
EX 1 He wanted to bask in his employer's approval. basking in her REFLECTed glory
LEMMA bastardize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bastardizes
VAR 2 bastardized
VAR 3 bastardized
VAR 4 bastardizing
DEF = to reduce from a better to a worse state or condition
EX 1 I hate the way my ideas have been bastardized by the popular newspapers!
LEMMA baste
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bastes
VAR 2 basted
VAR 3 basted
VAR 4 basting
DEF = to join (pieces of cloth) together in long loose stitches, in preparation for fine or machine sewing; TACK@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA baste
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bastes
VAR 2 basted
VAR 3 basted
VAR 4 basting
DEF = to join (pieces of cloth) together in long loose stitches, in preparation for fine or machine sewing; TACK@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA baste
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bastes
VAR 2 basted
VAR 3 basted
VAR 4 basting
DEF = to pour melted fat over (meat that is cooking)
EX 1
LEMMA baste
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bastes
VAR 2 basted
VAR 3 basted
VAR 4 basting
DEF = to pour melted fat over (meat that is cooking)
EX 1
LEMMA baste
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bastes
VAR 2 basted
VAR 3 basted
VAR 4 basting
DEF = to hit hard, usu. with a stick
EX 1
LEMMA bastinado
POS v
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bastinados
VAR 2 bastinadoed
VAR 3 bastinadoed
VAR 4 bastinadoing
DEF = to give a BASTINADO@1 to
EX 1
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 batted
VAR 3 batted
VAR 4 batting
DEF = to strike or hit with or as if with a BAT
EX 1 to bat a ball/a child He batted the ball at least 300 feet
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 bb
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 batted
VAR 3 batted
VAR 4 batting
DEF = (in cricket and BASEBALL) to strike or hit a ball with a bat
EX 1 He's better at batting than at catching
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 bb
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 batted
VAR 3 batted
VAR 4 batting
DEF = (in cricket and BASEBALL) to have a turn to bat
EX 1 Who's batting now?
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 batted
VAR 3 batted
VAR 4 batting
DEF = (in BASEBALL) to advance (a runner) by batting
EX 1 Can Kluzewski bat the 2 runners home?
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 batted
VAR 3 batted
VAR 4 batting
DEF = (in BASEBALL) to have a batting average of
EX 1 He batted 3.26 last year
LEMMA bat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bats
VAR 2 bated
VAR 3 bated
VAR 4 bating
DEF = to close and open (the eyes) quickly, sometimes as a sexual invitation
EX 1 Don't bat your eyes at me, young lady!
LEMMA bath
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = to give a bath to (a person)
EX 1 He's bathing the baby
LEMMA bath
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baths
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = to have a bath
EX 1 He can't see you now: he's bathing
LEMMA bathe
POS v
FIELD1 wa
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 bathes
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = esp. BrE to go into a body of water or swimming pool for pleasure; to go swimming
EX 1 I like to bathe in the sea.
LEMMA bathe
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bathes
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = to pour water or other liquid over; place in water or other liquid, usu. for medical reasons
EX 1 Bathe your twisted ankle twice a day
LEMMA bathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bathes
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = to flow along the edge of
EX 1 The Mediterranean Sea bathes the sunny shores of Italy
LEMMA bathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bathes
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = esp. AmE fml BATH@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bathes
VAR 2 bathed
VAR 3 bathed
VAR 4 bathing
DEF = to spread over with (or as if with) light, water, etc.
EX 1 The shores of Italy were bathed in sunlight. Her eyes were bathed with/in tears
LEMMA batten down
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 battens
VAR 2 battened
VAR 3 battened
VAR 4 battening
DEF = (on ships) to fasten with boards of wood (esp. in the phr. batten down the hatches)
EX 1 There's a storm coming, so let's batten down the hatches ( = entrances to the lower parts of the ship)
LEMMA batten on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battens
VAR 2 battened
VAR 3 battened
VAR 4 battening
DEF = esp. lit to live well by using (someone) for one's own purposes
EX 1 It is not fair to batten on one's relatives
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to beat hard and repeatedly
EX 1 There's someone battering (away) at the door. You'd better let him in
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to beat hard and repeatedly
EX 1 There's someone battering (away) at the door. You'd better let him in
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to beat hard and repeatedly
EX 1 There's someone battering (away) at the door. You'd better let him in
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to cause to lose shape, break, or be badly damaged by continual hard beating
EX 1 The ship was battered to pieces by the storm
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to wear out or cause to lose shape by continual use
EX 1 a battered old hat
LEMMA batter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 batters
VAR 2 battered
VAR 3 battered
VAR 4 battering
DEF = to wear out or cause to lose shape by continual use
EX 1 a battered old hat
LEMMA battle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battles
VAR 2 battled
VAR 3 battled
VAR 4 battling
DEF = to fight or struggle
EX 1 The 2 fighters battled (with each other) for half an hour. They battled away for a long time
LEMMA battle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battles
VAR 2 battled
VAR 3 battled
VAR 4 battling
DEF = to fight or struggle
EX 1 The 2 fighters battled (with each other) for half an hour. They battled away for a long time
LEMMA battle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battles
VAR 2 battled
VAR 3 battled
VAR 4 battling
DEF = to fight or struggle
EX 1 The 2 fighters battled (with each other) for half an hour. They battled away for a long time
LEMMA battle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 battles
VAR 2 battled
VAR 3 battled
VAR 4 battling
DEF = to fight or struggle
EX 1 The 2 fighters battled (with each other) for half an hour. They battled away for a long time
LEMMA baulk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 baulks
VAR 2 baulked
VAR 3 baulked
VAR 4 baulking
DEF = BALK@1\,\@2
EX 1
LEMMA bawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to shout or cry in a loud, rough, ugly voice
EX 1 Don't bawl like that: I can hear you. He bawled at me/for his dinner. The captain bawled (out) an order
LEMMA bawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to shout or cry in a loud, rough, ugly voice
EX 1 Don't bawl like that: I can hear you. He bawled at me/for his dinner. The captain bawled (out) an order
LEMMA bawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to cause (oneself) to become by doing this
EX 1 He bawled himself HOARSE
LEMMA bawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to cause (oneself) to become by doing this
EX 1 He bawled himself HOARSE
LEMMA bawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to cause (oneself) to become by doing this
EX 1 He bawled himself HOARSE
LEMMA bawl out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bawls
VAR 2 bawled
VAR 3 bawled
VAR 4 bawling
DEF = to scold; TELL OFF (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bay
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bays
VAR 2 bayed
VAR 3 bayed
VAR 4 baying
DEF = to make repeatedly the deep cry of a large hunting dog (a HOUND)
EX 1 The HOUNDs were baying as they followed the escaped prisoner
LEMMA bayonet
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bayonets
VAR 2 bayoneted
VAR 3 bayoneted
VAR 4 bayoneting
DEF = to drive a BAYONET@1 into
EX 1 They bayoneted him in the back
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (forms the continuous tenses of verbs); I'm going now. \ You were saying something when I stopped you. \ Have they been asking a lot of questions? \ When will you be having dinner?
EX 1
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (forms the continuous tenses of verbs); I'm going now. \ You were saying something when I stopped you. \ Have they been asking a lot of questions? \ When will you be having dinner?
EX 1
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (forms the pass. voice of verbs)
EX 1 Smoking is not permitted. He was told about it yesterday. The house was being painted. She has been invited to the party
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (forms the pass. voice of verbs)
EX 1 Smoking is not permitted. He was told about it yesterday. The house was being painted. She has been invited to the party
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (forms the pass. voice of verbs)
EX 1 Smoking is not permitted. He was told about it yesterday. The house was being painted. She has been invited to the party
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = old use (used instead of "have" to form the perfect tenses of some verbs)
EX 1 Christ is risen from the dead
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = old use (used instead of "have" to form the perfect tenses of some verbs)
EX 1 Christ is risen from the dead
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (expresses what must or must not happen) (expresses what should happen) (expresses what is going to happen) (expresses what cannot or could not happen) (expresses what had to and did happen)
EX 1 As a young man, he did not know that he was to become famous later on
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (expresses what must or must not happen) (expresses what should happen) (expresses what is going to happen) (expresses what cannot or could not happen) (expresses what had to and did happen)
EX 1 As a young man, he did not know that he was to become famous later on
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (used in unreal conditional sentences)
EX 1 If I were to do that, what would you say? Were I to do that, what would you say?
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (used in unreal conditional sentences)
EX 1 If I were to do that, what would you say? Were I to do that, what would you say?
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (introduces expressions of purpose)
EX 1 The prize was to honour him for his great discoveries. A knife is to cut with
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (introduces expressions of purpose)
EX 1 The prize was to honour him for his great discoveries. A knife is to cut with
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with nouns)
EX 1 God is love. Olivier is "Hamlet" tonight. Let x be 10. The first person I met was my father. Horses are animals. That book is L5. The meeting was last week. To do that is a good thing. It's a good thing to do that
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with nouns)
EX 1 God is love. Olivier is "Hamlet" tonight. Let x be 10. The first person I met was my father. Horses are animals. That book is L5. The meeting was last week. To do that is a good thing. It's a good thing to do that
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with PRONOUNs)
EX 1 This book is mine. I am the one. (fml) It is I. (infml) It's me. If I were you, I shouldn't do it
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with PRONOUNs)
EX 1 This book is mine. I am the one. (fml) It is I. (infml) It's me. If I were you, I shouldn't do it
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with adjectives)
EX 1 I'm ready. He's happy. To do that is good. It's good to do that
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with adjectives)
EX 1 I'm ready. He's happy. To do that is good. It's good to do that
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with adverbs)
EX 1 He is upstairs. Has the postman been here yet? If you want it that way, so be it! You can be there in 10 minutes if you hurry
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with adverbs)
EX 1 He is upstairs. Has the postman been here yet? If you want it that way, so be it! You can be there in 10 minutes if you hurry
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with PREPOSITIONAL phrases)
EX 1 He is at home. They are on the table. The meeting was on Thursday. A knife is for cutting with
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with PREPOSITIONAL phrases)
EX 1 He is at home. They are on the table. The meeting was on Thursday. A knife is for cutting with
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (after there)
EX 1 Once there was an old man who . . . . There is a book on the table
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (after there)
EX 1 Once there was an old man who . . . . There is a book on the table
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with CLAUSEs)
EX 1 The trouble is (that) you know too much, my dear Bond. It's as if we had never even started
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with CLAUSEs)
EX 1 The trouble is (that) you know too much, my dear Bond. It's as if we had never even started
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with CLAUSEs)
EX 1 The trouble is (that) you know too much, my dear Bond. It's as if we had never even started
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with CLAUSEs)
EX 1 The trouble is (that) you know too much, my dear Bond. It's as if we had never even started
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with INFINITIVEs)
EX 1 The difficulty is to know what to do
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with INFINITIVEs)
EX 1 The difficulty is to know what to do
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with the -ing form)
EX 1 The trouble is knowing what to do
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (with the -ing form)
EX 1 The trouble is knowing what to do
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = to exist
EX 1 Whatever is, is right. "To be or not to be, that is the question" (Hamlet)
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = to exist
EX 1 Whatever is, is right. "To be or not to be, that is the question" (Hamlet)
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (in the INFINITIVE) to remain untroubled
EX 1 Let him be, I tell you!
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (in the INFINITIVE) to remain untroubled
EX 1 Let him be, I tell you!
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (in short CLAUSEs)
EX 1 "He was there." "Was he?" He wasn't there, was he? He wasn't going, was he? It's raining hard, isn't it! "He wasn't there." "Yes, he was!"
LEMMA be
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 is
VAR 2 was
VAR 3 been
VAR 4 being
DEF = (in short CLAUSEs)
EX 1 "He was there." "Was he?" He wasn't there, was he? He wasn't going, was he? It's raining hard, isn't it! "He wasn't there." "Yes, he was!"
LEMMA beach
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beaches
VAR 2 beached
VAR 3 beached
VAR 4 beaching
DEF = to run or drive onto the shore
EX 1 to beach a boat
LEMMA bead
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
VAR 2 beaded
VAR 3 beaded
VAR 4 beading
DEF = to ornament with BEADs
EX 1
LEMMA bead
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
VAR 2 beaded
VAR 3 beaded
VAR 4 beading
DEF = to ornament with BEADs
EX 1
LEMMA bead
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
VAR 2 beaded
VAR 3 beaded
VAR 4 beading
DEF = to cover with small drops
EX 1 a face beaded with SWEAT
LEMMA bead
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beads
VAR 2 beaded
VAR 3 beaded
VAR 4 beading
DEF = to cover with small drops
EX 1 a face beaded with SWEAT
LEMMA beam
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beams
VAR 2 beamed
VAR 3 beamed
VAR 4 beaming
DEF = (of the sun or other shining objects) to send out light (and heat)
EX 1 The sun beamed through the clouds
LEMMA beam
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beams
VAR 2 beamed
VAR 3 beamed
VAR 4 beaming
DEF = to smile brightly and happily
EX 1
LEMMA beam
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beams
VAR 2 beamed
VAR 3 beamed
VAR 4 beaming
DEF = to express by smiling
EX 1 He beamed a cheerful welcome as he opened the door
LEMMA beam
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beams
VAR 2 beamed
VAR 3 beamed
VAR 4 beaming
DEF = (of the radio) to send out in a certain direction
EX 1 The (radio) news was beamed to East Africa
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = fml to carry from one place to another; carry away
EX 1 The sound of music was borne on the wind. The vehicle bore me to the capital
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = fml to carry from one place to another; carry away
EX 1 The sound of music was borne on the wind. The vehicle bore me to the capital
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to support (a weight or load)
EX 1 Will the ice on the lake bear your weight? (rare) Will the ice bear? (fig.) The captain of a ship bears a heavy load of duty and anxiety at all times. All the costs of the repairs will be borne by our company
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to support (a weight or load)
EX 1 Will the ice on the lake bear your weight? (rare) Will the ice bear? (fig.) The captain of a ship bears a heavy load of duty and anxiety at all times. All the costs of the repairs will be borne by our company
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to have or show
EX 1 Her face bore signs of tears. This letter bears no date or signature
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to keep (a feeling) in one's mind (in relation to someone)
EX 1 Because of the love she bore him, she would have faced any danger. I bear hatred against no man
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to keep (a feeling) in one's mind (in relation to someone)
EX 1 Because of the love she bore him, she would have faced any danger. I bear hatred against no man
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to be suitable for
EX 1 Such rude words won't bear repeating. Her weak arguments won't bear examination
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to be suitable for
EX 1 Such rude words won't bear repeating. Her weak arguments won't bear examination
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to give birth to (a child or young animal)
EX 1 His wife bore/has borne (him) 6 fine children
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to give birth to (a child or young animal)
EX 1 His wife bore/has borne (him) 6 fine children
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to produce (a crop or fruit)
EX 1 The young apple tree is bearing this year for the first time
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to produce (a crop or fruit)
EX 1 The young apple tree is bearing this year for the first time
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = (in business) to produce (interest)
EX 1 money that bears a low rate of interest
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to suffer
EX 1 He bears pain well. (fig) I can't bear that dull friend of yours! (fig) I can't bear sleeping in a cold bed
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to suffer
EX 1 He bears pain well. (fig) I can't bear that dull friend of yours! (fig) I can't bear sleeping in a cold bed
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to hold (oneself) in a certain way, usu. in a good way
EX 1 He bears himself very well when he is marching along
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = fml to behave (oneself) in a certain way
EX 1 You have borne yourself bravely in this battle, Lord Faulconbridge
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to turn in the stated direction
EX 1 Cross the field, bear left, and you'll soon reach the village
LEMMA bear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = often fml to have
EX 1 to bear a famous name x bears no relation to y
LEMMA bear away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = CARRY OFF (1)
EX 1
LEMMA beard
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beards
VAR 2 bearded
VAR 3 bearded
VAR 4 bearding
DEF = to face or deal with (someone) boldly
EX 1
LEMMA bear down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to defeat
EX 1 His determined efforts at last bore down all opposition
LEMMA bear down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to use effort
EX 1 The driver bore down with all his strength to control the car when the wheels slipped
LEMMA bear down
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to use effort to give birth to a child
EX 1 The nurse will tell you when to bear down
LEMMA bear down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to come near threateningly
EX 1 The packed ice bore down on the ship
LEMMA bear down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to weigh heavily on
EX 1 Responsibility for his family bears down on a young man
LEMMA bear down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to punish severely
EX 1 The courts bear down (hard) on young criminals
LEMMA bear off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = CARRY OFF (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bear on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to show some connection with
EX 1 How does your story bear on this case?
LEMMA bear out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to support the truth of
EX 1 The prisoner's story was borne out by his wife/by later information
LEMMA bear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to show courage or strength by continuing (in spite of difficulties)
EX 1
LEMMA bear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to support something without becoming broken
EX 1
LEMMA bear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to help (someone) to continue in a time of trouble; support
EX 1
LEMMA bear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = BrE CHEER UP
EX 1
LEMMA bear with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bears
VAR 2 bore
VAR 3 born
VAR 4 bearing
DEF = to show patience towards; PUT UP WITH
EX 1 You must bear with his bad temper: he has recently been ill
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to hit many times, esp. with a stick
EX 1 His father beat the disobedient boy. The rain was beating against the windows. (fig.) The sun beat down all summer long
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to hit many times, esp. with a stick
EX 1 His father beat the disobedient boy. The rain was beating against the windows. (fig.) The sun beat down all summer long
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to shape by hitting; drive into place
EX 1 beautiful beaten copper
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to shape by hitting; drive into place
EX 1 beautiful beaten copper
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to punish by hitting
EX 1 I'm sorry to say he beats his wife
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to hit or (cause to) move regularly
EX 1 to beat a drum The bird beat its wings rapidly as it flew on. The heart beats
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to hit or (cause to) move regularly
EX 1 to beat a drum The bird beat its wings rapidly as it flew on. The heart beats
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to mix by regular blows, as with a fork or spoon
EX 1 to beat 2 eggs
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to put into a stated condition by hitting; make (one's way) by hitting
EX 1 to beat the door down to beat one's way out of a thick forest
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to defeat; do better than
EX 1 He beat his wife at tennis. to beat the enemy (fig.) That difficulty has beaten him. (fig.) That strange story beats everything (I have ever heard)! to beat the record ( for the fastest race)
LEMMA beat
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to drive wild birds or animals towards the guns of those waiting to shoot them
EX 1
LEMMA beat about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to search anxiously
EX 1 The prisoner beat about for a way to escape
LEMMA beat about
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = (of a ship) to change direction
EX 1
LEMMA beat down
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to reduce by argument or other influence
EX 1 Competition should beat the price down
LEMMA beat down
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to persuade (someone) to reduce a price
EX 1 The man was asking L5 for the dress, but I beat him down to L4.50
LEMMA beatify
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beatifies
VAR 2 beatified
VAR 3 beatified
VAR 4 beatifying
DEF = (in the ROMAN CATHOLIC church) to declare (a dead person) blessed
EX 1
LEMMA beat in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to break open by hitting repeatedly
EX 1 The boys robbed the old man and beat his head in
LEMMA beat out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to sound by beating
EX 1 The drummers beat out their tropical music, and we all danced
LEMMA beat out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = to put out (a fire) by beating
EX 1
LEMMA beat out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = tech to sail into the wind
EX 1 The sailing ship beat out to sea
LEMMA beat up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = also bash up sl_ to wound (someone) severely by hitting
EX 1 The boys robbed the old man and beat him up
LEMMA beat up
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = BrE to mix thoroughly
EX 1 Beat up the eggs and then cook
LEMMA beat up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beats
VAR 2 beat
VAR 3 beaten
VAR 4 beating
DEF = infml DRUM UP
EX 1
LEMMA beautify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beautifies
VAR 2 beautified
VAR 3 beautified
VAR 4 beautifying
DEF = to make beautiful
EX 1
LEMMA beaver away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beavers
VAR 2 beavered
VAR 3 beavered
VAR 4 beavering
DEF = to work hard, but perhaps without much imagination
EX 1 They may look like clerks beavering away at unimportant work, but they will remind you that their job demands skill and experience
LEMMA beckon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beckons
VAR 2 beckoned
VAR 3 beckoned
VAR 4 beckoning
DEF = to make a silent sign, as with the finger, to call (someone)
EX 1 She's beckoning (to) me. She beckoned me to follow her. He stood waiting until the policeman beckoned him on. (fig.) I'd like to stay_but work beckons, you know!
LEMMA beckon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beckons
VAR 2 beckoned
VAR 3 beckoned
VAR 4 beckoning
DEF = to make a silent sign, as with the finger, to call (someone)
EX 1 She's beckoning (to) me. She beckoned me to follow her. He stood waiting until the policeman beckoned him on. (fig.) I'd like to stay_but work beckons, you know!
LEMMA beckon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beckons
VAR 2 beckoned
VAR 3 beckoned
VAR 4 beckoning
DEF = to make a silent sign, as with the finger, to call (someone)
EX 1 She's beckoning (to) me. She beckoned me to follow her. He stood waiting until the policeman beckoned him on. (fig.) I'd like to stay_but work beckons, you know!
LEMMA become
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 becomes
VAR 2 became
VAR 3 become
VAR 4 becoming
DEF = to come to be
EX 1 He became king. The weather became warmer
LEMMA become
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 becomes
VAR 2 became
VAR 3 become
VAR 4 becoming
DEF = to come to be
EX 1 He became king. The weather became warmer
LEMMA become
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 becomes
VAR 2 became
VAR 3 become
VAR 4 becoming
DEF = rather fml to suit or be suitable to
EX 1 That new dress becomes you, my dear
LEMMA become
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 becomes
VAR 2 became
VAR 3 become
VAR 4 becoming
DEF = rather fml to be right or fitting for
EX 1 Those words do not become a person in your position
LEMMA become of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 becomes
VAR 2 became
VAR 3 become
VAR 4 becoming
DEF = (used with what or whatever) to happen to (usu. a person or material thing), often in a bad way
EX 1 I don't know what will become of the boy if he keeps failing his examinations. What (ever) has become of my blue bag? I can't find it anywhere
LEMMA bed
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 bedded
VAR 3 bedded
VAR 4 bedding
DEF = to fix on a base (or beneath the surface); EMBED
EX 1 The machine is bedded in cement
LEMMA bed
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 bedded
VAR 3 bedded
VAR 4 bedding
DEF = to plant in a bed or beds
EX 1 These young plants will soon be ready for bedding in these borders
LEMMA bed
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 bedded
VAR 3 bedded
VAR 4 bedding
DEF = to plant in a bed or beds
EX 1 These young plants will soon be ready for bedding in these borders
LEMMA bed
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 bedded
VAR 3 bedded
VAR 4 bedding
DEF = infml to have sexual relations with
EX 1 After many efforts he succeeded in bedding her
LEMMA bedaub
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedaubs
VAR 2 bedaubed
VAR 3 bedaubed
VAR 4 bedaubing
DEF = to make dirty with something wet and sticky; SMEAR@2 (1)
EX 1 to bedaub a wall with mud
LEMMA bed down
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 beded
VAR 3 beded
VAR 4 beding
DEF = to make (a person or animal) comfortable for the night
EX 1
LEMMA bed down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 beded
VAR 3 beded
VAR 4 beding
DEF = to make oneself comfortable for the night
EX 1 I'll bed down on the chairs
LEMMA bedeck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedecks
VAR 2 bedecked
VAR 3 bedecked
VAR 4 bedecking
DEF = to ornament; hang ornaments, jewels, flowers, etc. on
EX 1 The cars were all bedecked with flowers for the ceremony
LEMMA bedeck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedecks
VAR 2 bedecked
VAR 3 bedecked
VAR 4 bedecking
DEF = to ornament; hang ornaments, jewels, flowers, etc. on
EX 1 The cars were all bedecked with flowers for the ceremony
LEMMA bedevil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedevils
VAR 2 bedevilled
VAR 3 bedevilled
VAR 4 bedevilling
DEF = to trouble greatly; have a bad effect upon
EX 1 The building of the bridge has been bedevilled by arguments over the plans
LEMMA bedevil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bedevils
VAR 2 bedevilled
VAR 3 bedevilled
VAR 4 bedevilling
DEF = to confuse
EX 1 That difficult question has been bedevilling me for some time
LEMMA bed out
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beds
VAR 2 beded
VAR 3 beded
VAR 4 beding
DEF = to plant in enough space for growth
EX 1 Will you help me bed out the plants?
LEMMA beef
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beefs
VAR 2 beefed
VAR 3 beefed
VAR 4 beefing
DEF = to complain (about)
EX 1 Stop beefing (about pay) and do some work!
LEMMA beef up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beefs
VAR 2 beefed
VAR 3 beefed
VAR 4 beefing
DEF = to strengthen
EX 1 We must beef up the army with new young soldiers
LEMMA beetle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beetles
VAR 2 beetled
VAR 3 beetled
VAR 4 beetling
DEF = (of people) to move off quickly
EX 1 After work we all beetled off for a drink
LEMMA befall
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 befalls
VAR 2 befell
VAR 3 befallen
VAR 4 befalling
DEF = (usu. of something bad) to happen (to), esp. as if by fate
EX 1 What has befallen (him)? Some misfortune must have befallen them
LEMMA befall
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 befalls
VAR 2 befell
VAR 3 befallen
VAR 4 befalling
DEF = (usu. of something bad) to happen (to), esp. as if by fate
EX 1 What has befallen (him)? Some misfortune must have befallen them
LEMMA befit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 befits
VAR 2 befitted
VAR 3 befitted
VAR 4 befitting
DEF = to be proper or suitable to
EX 1 Your behaviour does not befit a person of your social position
LEMMA befriend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 befriends
VAR 2 befriended
VAR 3 befriended
VAR 4 befriending
DEF = to act as a friend to (someone younger, poorer, or weaker)
EX 1 He befriended me when I was young
LEMMA befuddle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 befuddles
VAR 2 befuddled
VAR 3 befuddled
VAR 4 befuddling
DEF = to confuse
EX 1 Don't befuddle me with all those masses of detail
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly for (food, money, or other necessary things)
EX 1 He lives by begging. He begged (for) money (from the people in the street)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly for (food, money, or other necessary things)
EX 1 He lives by begging. He begged (for) money (from the people in the street)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly (something not material)
EX 1 to beg a favour (of someone) to beg that one (should/may) be allowed to go He begged and begged until I said yes. to beg (for) forgiveness. Do it, I beg (of) (you)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly (something not material)
EX 1 to beg a favour (of someone) to beg that one (should/may) be allowed to go He begged and begged until I said yes. to beg (for) forgiveness. Do it, I beg (of) (you)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly (something not material)
EX 1 to beg a favour (of someone) to beg that one (should/may) be allowed to go He begged and begged until I said yes. to beg (for) forgiveness. Do it, I beg (of) (you)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly (something not material)
EX 1 to beg a favour (of someone) to beg that one (should/may) be allowed to go He begged and begged until I said yes. to beg (for) forgiveness. Do it, I beg (of) (you)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to ask humbly (something not material)
EX 1 to beg a favour (of someone) to beg that one (should/may) be allowed to go He begged and begged until I said yes. to beg (for) forgiveness. Do it, I beg (of) (you)
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to allow oneself
EX 1 I beg to point out that your facts are incorrect
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = (of a dog) to sit up with the front legs held against the chest
EX 1
LEMMA beg
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to avoid
EX 1 Your plan is interesting, but it seems to beg the real difficulties
LEMMA beget
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begets
VAR 2 begeted
VAR 3 begeted
VAR 4 begeting
DEF = bibl & old use to become the father of
EX 1 "Abraham begat (=begot) Isaac" (The Bible, Matt. 1:2)
LEMMA beget
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begets
VAR 2 begeted
VAR 3 begeted
VAR 4 begeting
DEF = fml to produce
EX 1 Hunger begets crime
LEMMA beggar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beggars
VAR 2 beggared
VAR 3 beggared
VAR 4 beggaring
DEF = to make very poor
EX 1 They were beggared by trying to pay for their son's education
LEMMA begin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to start; take the first step
EX 1 "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin" (BBC radio show for young children). to begin by dancing/with a story/on a new book/at the beginning
LEMMA begin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to start; take the first step
EX 1 "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin" (BBC radio show for young children). to begin by dancing/with a story/on a new book/at the beginning
LEMMA begin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to start; take the first step
EX 1 "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin" (BBC radio show for young children). to begin by dancing/with a story/on a new book/at the beginning
LEMMA begin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to start; take the first step
EX 1 "Are you sitting comfortably? Then I'll begin" (BBC radio show for young children). to begin by dancing/with a story/on a new book/at the beginning
LEMMA beg off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to excuse (oneself or others)
EX 1 Jane has just begged off, can you take her place in the team? I'll have to beg Jane off, she's sick again
LEMMA beg off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begins
VAR 2 began
VAR 3 begun
VAR 4 beginning
DEF = to excuse (oneself or others)
EX 1 Jane has just begged off, can you take her place in the team? I'll have to beg Jane off, she's sick again
LEMMA begone
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begones
VAR 2 begoned
VAR 3 begoned
VAR 4 begoning
DEF = to go away at once
EX 1 Begone, dull care!
LEMMA begrudge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begrudges
VAR 2 begrudged
VAR 3 begrudged
VAR 4 begrudging
DEF = GRUDGE@1
EX 1
LEMMA begrudge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begrudges
VAR 2 begrudged
VAR 3 begrudged
VAR 4 begrudging
DEF = GRUDGE@1
EX 1
LEMMA begrudge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 begrudges
VAR 2 begrudged
VAR 3 begrudged
VAR 4 begrudging
DEF = GRUDGE@1
EX 1
LEMMA beguile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beguiles
VAR 2 beguiled
VAR 3 beguiled
VAR 4 beguiling
DEF = to deceive; cheat
EX 1 He beguiled me into lending him my bicycle
LEMMA beguile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beguiles
VAR 2 beguiled
VAR 3 beguiled
VAR 4 beguiling
DEF = to deceive; cheat
EX 1 He beguiled me into lending him my bicycle
LEMMA beguile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beguiles
VAR 2 beguiled
VAR 3 beguiled
VAR 4 beguiling
DEF = to cause (time) to pass without being noticed
EX 1 We beguiled the time by telling jokes
LEMMA beguile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beguiles
VAR 2 beguiled
VAR 3 beguiled
VAR 4 beguiling
DEF = to cause (time) to pass without being noticed
EX 1 We beguiled the time by telling jokes
LEMMA beguile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beguiles
VAR 2 beguiled
VAR 3 beguiled
VAR 4 beguiling
DEF = to charm
EX 1 Her voice and eyes beguiled me
LEMMA behave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behaves
VAR 2 behaved
VAR 3 behaved
VAR 4 behaving
DEF = to act; bear oneself
EX 1 She behaved with great courage. He behaved badly to his wife
LEMMA behave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behaves
VAR 2 behaved
VAR 3 behaved
VAR 4 behaving
DEF = to bear (oneself) in a socially-acceptable or polite way
EX 1 Learn how to behave. Behave (yourself)!
LEMMA behave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behaves
VAR 2 behaved
VAR 3 behaved
VAR 4 behaving
DEF = to bear (oneself) in a socially-acceptable or polite way
EX 1 Learn how to behave. Behave (yourself)!
LEMMA behave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behaves
VAR 2 behaved
VAR 3 behaved
VAR 4 behaving
DEF = (of things) to act in a particular way
EX 1 It can behave either as an acid or as a salt. My car has been behaving well since it was repaired
LEMMA behead
POS v
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beheads
VAR 2 beheaded
VAR 3 beheaded
VAR 4 beheading
DEF = to cut off the head of, esp. as a punishment; DECAPITATE
EX 1
LEMMA behold
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beholds
VAR 2 beholded
VAR 3 beholded
VAR 4 beholding
DEF = to have in sight; see
EX 1 He beheld the great city of Babylon
LEMMA behold
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beholds
VAR 2 beholded
VAR 3 beholded
VAR 4 beholding
DEF = (used in giving orders to direct the attention)
EX 1 People, behold your king!
LEMMA behove
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 behoves
VAR 2 behoved
VAR 3 behoved
VAR 4 behoving
DEF = to be necessary, proper, or advantageous for
EX 1 It behoves you to work harder if you want to succeed here.
LEMMA belabour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belabours
VAR 2 belaboured
VAR 3 belaboured
VAR 4 belabouring
DEF = to work on or talk about to silly lengths
EX 1 He kept belabouring the point until we were all tired
LEMMA belabour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belabours
VAR 2 belaboured
VAR 3 belaboured
VAR 4 belabouring
DEF = to persuade or fire out by a lot of talking or writing
EX 1 They belaboured him on all sides with arguments
LEMMA belabour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belabours
VAR 2 belaboured
VAR 3 belaboured
VAR 4 belabouring
DEF = now rare to beat heavily with repeated blows, as with a stick
EX 1
LEMMA belay
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belays
VAR 2 belayed
VAR 3 belayed
VAR 4 belaying
DEF = (on ships) to fix (a rope) by winding under and over in the shape of an 8 on to a special hook (a belaying pin)
EX 1
LEMMA belay
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belays
VAR 2 belayed
VAR 3 belayed
VAR 4 belaying
DEF = (on ships) to fix (a rope) by winding under and over in the shape of an 8 on to a special hook (a belaying pin)
EX 1
LEMMA belch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belches
VAR 2 belched
VAR 3 belched
VAR 4 belching
DEF = (of a person) to pass wind noisily from the stomach out through the throat
EX 1
LEMMA belch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belches
VAR 2 belched
VAR 3 belched
VAR 4 belching
DEF = to throw out with force or in large quantities
EX 1 Chimneys belch (out) smoke
LEMMA belch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belches
VAR 2 belched
VAR 3 belched
VAR 4 belching
DEF = to throw out with force or in large quantities
EX 1 Chimneys belch (out) smoke
LEMMA beleaguer
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beleaguers
VAR 2 beleaguered
VAR 3 beleaguered
VAR 4 beleaguering
DEF = to surround with an army so as to prevent escape; BESIEGE (1)
EX 1 a beleaguered city
LEMMA beleaguer
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 beleaguers
VAR 2 beleaguered
VAR 3 beleaguered
VAR 4 beleaguering
DEF = to surround with an army so as to prevent escape; BESIEGE (1)
EX 1 a beleaguered city
LEMMA beleaguer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beleaguers
VAR 2 beleaguered
VAR 3 beleaguered
VAR 4 beleaguering
DEF = to worry and annoy continuously; HARASS (1)
EX 1 beleaguered parents
LEMMA beleaguer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beleaguers
VAR 2 beleaguered
VAR 3 beleaguered
VAR 4 beleaguering
DEF = to worry and annoy continuously; HARASS (1)
EX 1 beleaguered parents
LEMMA belie
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belies
VAR 2 belieed
VAR 3 belieed
VAR 4 belieing
DEF = to give a false idea of
EX 1 Her smile belied her real feelings of displeasure
LEMMA belie
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belies
VAR 2 belieed
VAR 3 belieed
VAR 4 belieing
DEF = to show to be false
EX 1 The poor sales of the product belied our high hopes for it
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to have a firm religious faith
EX 1
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to consider to be true or honest
EX 1 to believe someone to believe someone's reports
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to hold as an opinion; suppose
EX 1 I believe he has come. He has come, I believe. "Has he come?" "I believe so." I believe him to have done it. I believe him (to be) honest
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to hold as an opinion; suppose
EX 1 I believe he has come. He has come, I believe. "Has he come?" "I believe so." I believe him to have done it. I believe him (to be) honest
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to hold as an opinion; suppose
EX 1 I believe he has come. He has come, I believe. "Has he come?" "I believe so." I believe him to have done it. I believe him (to be) honest
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to hold as an opinion; suppose
EX 1 I believe he has come. He has come, I believe. "Has he come?" "I believe so." I believe him to have done it. I believe him (to be) honest
LEMMA believe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to hold as an opinion; suppose
EX 1 I believe he has come. He has come, I believe. "Has he come?" "I believe so." I believe him to have done it. I believe him (to be) honest
LEMMA believe in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to have faith or trust in (someone)
EX 1 Christians believe in Jesus
LEMMA believe in
POS v
FIELD1 ph
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to consider (something) to be true; consider (something or someone) to exist
EX 1 Do you believe in everything the Bible says?
LEMMA believe in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to consider (something) to be of worth
EX 1 Jim believes in fresh air and exercise for his health
LEMMA believe in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 believes
VAR 2 believed
VAR 3 believed
VAR 4 believing
DEF = to consider (something) to be of worth
EX 1 Jim believes in fresh air and exercise for his health
LEMMA belittle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belittles
VAR 2 belittled
VAR 3 belittled
VAR 4 belittling
DEF = to cause to seem small or unimportant
EX 1 Don't belittle yourself /your efforts
LEMMA bellow
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bellows
VAR 2 bellowed
VAR 3 bellowed
VAR 4 bellowing
DEF = to make the loud deep hollow sound typical of a BULL@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bellow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellows
VAR 2 bellowed
VAR 3 bellowed
VAR 4 bellowing
DEF = to shout (something) in a deep voice
EX 1 to bellow (out) with excitement/pain to bellow (out) orders "Go away!" he bellowed
LEMMA bellow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellows
VAR 2 bellowed
VAR 3 bellowed
VAR 4 bellowing
DEF = to shout (something) in a deep voice
EX 1 to bellow (out) with excitement/pain to bellow (out) orders "Go away!" he bellowed
LEMMA bellow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellows
VAR 2 bellowed
VAR 3 bellowed
VAR 4 bellowing
DEF = to shout (something) in a deep voice
EX 1 to bellow (out) with excitement/pain to bellow (out) orders "Go away!" he bellowed
LEMMA bellow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellows
VAR 2 bellowed
VAR 3 bellowed
VAR 4 bellowing
DEF = to shout (something) in a deep voice
EX 1 to bellow (out) with excitement/pain to bellow (out) orders "Go away!" he bellowed
LEMMA bellyache
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bellyaches
VAR 2 bellyached
VAR 3 bellyached
VAR 4 bellyaching
DEF = to complain, perhaps unjustly
EX 1 Stop bellyaching and get on with the job!
LEMMA belly-land
POS v
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belly-lands
VAR 2 belly-landed
VAR 3 belly-landed
VAR 4 belly-landing
DEF = to land (a plane) on the undersurface without use of the landing apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA belly-land
POS v
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belly-lands
VAR 2 belly-landed
VAR 3 belly-landed
VAR 4 belly-landing
DEF = to land (a plane) on the undersurface without use of the landing apparatus
EX 1
LEMMA belly out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellies
VAR 2 bellied
VAR 3 bellied
VAR 4 bellying
DEF = to (cause to) swell or become full
EX 1 The wind bellied out the sail. The sail bellied out in the wind
LEMMA belly out
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bellies
VAR 2 bellied
VAR 3 bellied
VAR 4 bellying
DEF = to (cause to) swell or become full
EX 1 The wind bellied out the sail. The sail bellied out in the wind
LEMMA belong
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongs
VAR 2 belonged
VAR 3 belonged
VAR 4 belonging
DEF = to be suitable or advantageous
EX 1 A telephone belongs in every home. A man of his ability belongs in teaching
LEMMA belong
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongs
VAR 2 belonged
VAR 3 belonged
VAR 4 belonging
DEF = to be in the right place
EX 1 That chair belongs in the other room. After years of living here, I feel that I belong
LEMMA belong to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongs
VAR 2 belonged
VAR 3 belonged
VAR 4 belonging
DEF = to be the property of
EX 1 That dictionary belongs to me
LEMMA belong to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongs
VAR 2 belonged
VAR 3 belonged
VAR 4 belonging
DEF = to be a member of (an organization)
EX 1 What party do you belong to?
LEMMA belong to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belongs
VAR 2 belonged
VAR 3 belonged
VAR 4 belonging
DEF = to be connected with
EX 1 As a writer, he really belongs to the 18th century
LEMMA belt
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = to fasten with a belt
EX 1 She belted (up) her raincoat
LEMMA belt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = to fasten (to something) with a belt
EX 1 He belted on his sword
LEMMA belt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = to hit with a belt
EX 1 Jones really belted his son that time!
LEMMA belt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = infml to hit very hard, esp. with the hand
EX 1 I belted him in the eye. The tennis player was so annoyed that he belted the ball right out of the court
LEMMA belt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = esp. BrE sl to travel fast
EX 1 really belting along/down the MOTORWAY
LEMMA belt out
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = to sing loudly
EX 1 to belt out a song
LEMMA belt up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 belts
VAR 2 belted
VAR 3 belted
VAR 4 belting
DEF = (usu. used in giving or reporting orders) to be quiet
EX 1 Belt up, you boys, Father's asleep
LEMMA bemoan
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bemoans
VAR 2 bemoaned
VAR 3 bemoaned
VAR 4 bemoaning
DEF = to be very sorry because of
EX 1 He bemoaned his bitter fate. She bemoaned the lack of money for many good ideas
LEMMA bend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = to (cause to) be forced into or out of a curve or angle
EX 1 to bend the wire (fig.) He is very firm about it: I cannot bend him
LEMMA bend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = to (cause to) be forced into or out of a curve or angle
EX 1 to bend the wire (fig.) He is very firm about it: I cannot bend him
LEMMA bend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = to (cause to) slope or lean away from an upright position
EX 1 to bend over/down/forward/back bent down with age to bend one's head in worship
LEMMA bend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = to (cause to) slope or lean away from an upright position
EX 1 to bend over/down/forward/back bent down with age to bend one's head in worship
LEMMA bend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = to direct (one's efforts) to, as in aiming with a BOW@3 (1) and arrow
EX 1 He bent his mind to the job
LEMMA bend before
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = BOW TO (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bend to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bends
VAR 2 bent
VAR 3 bent
VAR 4 bending
DEF = BOW TO (2)
EX 1
LEMMA benefit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 benefits
VAR 2 benefited
VAR 3 benefited
VAR 4 benefiting
DEF = (of non-living things) to be useful, profitable, or helpful to
EX 1 Such foolish behavior will not benefit your case
LEMMA benefit from
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 benefits
VAR 2 benefited
VAR 3 benefited
VAR 4 benefiting
DEF = to gain by; receive BENEFIT@1 from
EX 1 Who would be most likely to benefit from the old man's death?
LEMMA bequeath
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bequeaths
VAR 2 bequeathed
VAR 3 bequeathed
VAR 4 bequeathing
DEF = to give or pass on to others after death
EX 1 They bequeathed him a lot of money
LEMMA bequeath
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bequeaths
VAR 2 bequeathed
VAR 3 bequeathed
VAR 4 bequeathing
DEF = to give or pass on to others after death
EX 1 They bequeathed him a lot of money
LEMMA berate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 berates
VAR 2 berated
VAR 3 berated
VAR 4 berating
DEF = to scold
EX 1
LEMMA bereave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bereaves
VAR 2 bereaved
VAR 3 bereaved
VAR 4 bereaving
DEF = to take away, esp. by death
EX 1 He was bereaved (of his wife). bereaved of all hope
LEMMA bereave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bereaves
VAR 2 bereaved
VAR 3 bereaved
VAR 4 bereaving
DEF = to take away, esp. by death
EX 1 He was bereaved (of his wife). bereaved of all hope
LEMMA berth
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berths
VAR 2 berthed
VAR 3 berthed
VAR 4 berthing
DEF = (of a ship) to come into port to be tied up to bring (a ship) into port to be tied up
EX 1 The captain berthed his ship at midday
LEMMA berth
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 berths
VAR 2 berthed
VAR 3 berthed
VAR 4 berthing
DEF = (of a ship) to come into port to be tied up to bring (a ship) into port to be tied up
EX 1 The captain berthed his ship at midday
LEMMA beseech
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beseeches
VAR 2 beseeched
VAR 3 beseeched
VAR 4 beseeching
DEF = to ask eagerly and anxiously
EX 1 He besought a favour of the judge
LEMMA beseech
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beseeches
VAR 2 beseeched
VAR 3 beseeched
VAR 4 beseeching
DEF = to ask eagerly and anxiously
EX 1 He besought a favour of the judge
LEMMA beseech
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beseeches
VAR 2 beseeched
VAR 3 beseeched
VAR 4 beseeching
DEF = to ask eagerly and anxiously
EX 1 He besought a favour of the judge
LEMMA beseem
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 beseems
VAR 2 beseemed
VAR 3 beseemed
VAR 4 beseeming
DEF = to suit
EX 1 It ill beseems you to do that=To do that ill beseems you (=It is not proper for you to do that)
LEMMA beset
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besets
VAR 2 beseted
VAR 3 beseted
VAR 4 beseting
DEF = to trouble from all directions; attack without ceasing
EX 1 He was beset by doubts. The plan was beset with difficulties from the beginning
LEMMA beset
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 besets
VAR 2 beseted
VAR 3 beseted
VAR 4 beseting
DEF = (in war) to surround and prepare to attack
EX 1 The enemy beset the city with a strong army
LEMMA besiege
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 besieges
VAR 2 besieged
VAR 3 besieged
VAR 4 besieging
DEF = to surround with armed forces
EX 1
LEMMA besiege
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besieges
VAR 2 besieged
VAR 3 besieged
VAR 4 besieging
DEF = to press with questions, requests, letters, etc.
EX 1 The crowd besieged the minister with questions about their taxes. They were besieged with invitations to parties
LEMMA besiege
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besieges
VAR 2 besieged
VAR 3 besieged
VAR 4 besieging
DEF = to cause worry or trouble to
EX 1 doubts that besieged him
LEMMA besmear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besmears
VAR 2 besmeared
VAR 3 besmeared
VAR 4 besmearing
DEF = to cover with dirty, sticky, or oily marks
EX 1 After his work on the car his hands were besmeared with dirt
LEMMA besmear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besmears
VAR 2 besmeared
VAR 3 besmeared
VAR 4 besmearing
DEF = BESMIRCH
EX 1
LEMMA besmirch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 besmirches
VAR 2 besmirched
VAR 3 besmirched
VAR 4 besmirching
DEF = to damage (a person or his character) in the opinion of others
EX 1
LEMMA bespeak
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bespeaks
VAR 2 bespeaked
VAR 3 bespeaked
VAR 4 bespeaking
DEF = show; be a sign of
EX 1 His skill at singing bespeaks much good training
LEMMA best
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bests
VAR 2 bested
VAR 3 bested
VAR 4 besting
DEF = to defeat (someone)
EX 1 After a long struggle, we bested them
LEMMA bestir
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestirs
VAR 2 bestirred
VAR 3 bestirred
VAR 4 bestirring
DEF = to cause (oneself) to move quickly or become active
EX 1 We must bestir ourselves (to take the necessary action)
LEMMA bestir
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestirs
VAR 2 bestirred
VAR 3 bestirred
VAR 4 bestirring
DEF = to cause (oneself) to move quickly or become active
EX 1 We must bestir ourselves (to take the necessary action)
LEMMA bestow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestows
VAR 2 bestowed
VAR 3 bestowed
VAR 4 bestowing
DEF = to give
EX 1 Several gifts were bestowed on the royal visitors
LEMMA bestow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestows
VAR 2 bestowed
VAR 3 bestowed
VAR 4 bestowing
DEF = to give
EX 1 Several gifts were bestowed on the royal visitors
LEMMA bestrew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestrews
VAR 2 bestrewed
VAR 3 bestrewed
VAR 4 bestrewing
DEF = to lie scattered over
EX 1 Flowers bestrewed the grave of the dead child
LEMMA bestrew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestrews
VAR 2 bestrewed
VAR 3 bestrewed
VAR 4 bestrewing
DEF = STREW (1)
EX 1 to bestrew the grave with flowers
LEMMA bestride
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bestrides
VAR 2 bestrided
VAR 3 bestrided
VAR 4 bestriding
DEF = to sit or stand on or over (a thing) with legs apart, as in sitting on a horse
EX 1 to bestride a horse/a fence
LEMMA bet
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
VAR 2 beted
VAR 3 beted
VAR 4 beting
DEF = to risk (money) on the result of a future event
EX 1 I('ll) bet (you) (L5) that they'll win the next election
LEMMA bet
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
VAR 2 beted
VAR 3 beted
VAR 4 beting
DEF = to risk (money) on the result of a future event
EX 1 I('ll) bet (you) (L5) that they'll win the next election
LEMMA bet
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
VAR 2 beted
VAR 3 beted
VAR 4 beting
DEF = to risk (money) on the result of a future event
EX 1 I('ll) bet (you) (L5) that they'll win the next election
LEMMA bet
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
VAR 2 beted
VAR 3 beted
VAR 4 beting
DEF = to risk (money) on the result of a future event
EX 1 I('ll) bet (you) (L5) that they'll win the next election
LEMMA bet
POS v
FIELD1 gb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bets
VAR 2 beted
VAR 3 beted
VAR 4 beting
DEF = to risk (money) on the result of a future event
EX 1 I('ll) bet (you) (L5) that they'll win the next election
LEMMA betake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betakes
VAR 2 betaked
VAR 3 betaked
VAR 4 betaking
DEF = to cause (oneself) to go
EX 1 He betook himself to the palace to see the King
LEMMA bethink
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bethinks
VAR 2 bethinked
VAR 3 bethinked
VAR 4 bethinking
DEF = to cause (oneself) to be reminded or to consider
EX 1 You should bethink yourself of your duty, my Lord!
LEMMA betoken
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betokens
VAR 2 betokened
VAR 3 betokened
VAR 4 betokening
DEF = to be a sign (of)
EX 1 All those black clouds betoken a storm
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to be disloyal or unfaithful to
EX 1 I thought he would be too loyal to betray his friends!
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to give away or make known (esp. a secret)
EX 1 He betrayed the news to all his friends
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to be a sign of (something one would like to hide)
EX 1 Her red face betrayed her nervousness/betrayed (the fact) that she was nervous/betrayed what she was thinking about
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to be a sign of (something one would like to hide)
EX 1 Her red face betrayed her nervousness/betrayed (the fact) that she was nervous/betrayed what she was thinking about
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to be a sign of (something one would like to hide)
EX 1 Her red face betrayed her nervousness/betrayed (the fact) that she was nervous/betrayed what she was thinking about
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to be a sign of (something one would like to hide)
EX 1 Her red face betrayed her nervousness/betrayed (the fact) that she was nervous/betrayed what she was thinking about
LEMMA betray
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betrays
VAR 2 betrayed
VAR 3 betrayed
VAR 4 betraying
DEF = to show the real feelings or intentions of (someone/oneself)
EX 1 He tried to seem angry, but his smile betrayed him/but he betrayed himself by smiling
LEMMA betroth
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betroths
VAR 2 betrothed
VAR 3 betrothed
VAR 4 betrothing
DEF = to promise to give in marriage
EX 1 Her father betrothed her to him at an early age
LEMMA betroth
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betroths
VAR 2 betrothed
VAR 3 betrothed
VAR 4 betrothing
DEF = to promise to give in marriage
EX 1 Her father betrothed her to him at an early age
LEMMA betroth
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betroths
VAR 2 betrothed
VAR 3 betrothed
VAR 4 betrothing
DEF = (esp. of a woman) to promise to give (oneself) in marriage
EX 1 She betrothed herself to him
LEMMA betroth
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 betroths
VAR 2 betrothed
VAR 3 betrothed
VAR 4 betrothing
DEF = (esp. of a woman) to promise to give (oneself) in marriage
EX 1 She betrothed herself to him
LEMMA better
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betters
VAR 2 bettered
VAR 3 bettered
VAR 4 bettering
DEF = to (cause to) improve
EX 1 They tried to better their living conditions. Living conditions have bettered a great deal
LEMMA better
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 betters
VAR 2 bettered
VAR 3 bettered
VAR 4 bettering
DEF = to (cause to) improve
EX 1 They tried to better their living conditions. Living conditions have bettered a great deal
LEMMA better
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 betters
VAR 2 bettered
VAR 3 bettered
VAR 4 bettering
DEF = to go beyond in quality
EX 1 to better last year's results to better a sports record
LEMMA bevel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bevels
VAR 2 bevelled
VAR 3 bevelled
VAR 4 bevelling
DEF = to make a sloping edge on (wood or glass)
EX 1
LEMMA bevel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bevels
VAR 2 bevelled
VAR 3 bevelled
VAR 4 bevelling
DEF = to make a sloping edge on (wood or glass)
EX 1
LEMMA bewail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewails
VAR 2 bewailed
VAR 3 bewailed
VAR 4 bewailing
DEF = to express deep sorrow for, esp. by or as if by weeping
EX 1
LEMMA beware
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewares
VAR 2 bewared
VAR 3 bewared
VAR 4 bewaring
DEF = (used in giving or reporting orders) to be careful
EX 1 Beware of the dog. Beware (of) what you do with this dangerous substance
LEMMA beware
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewares
VAR 2 bewared
VAR 3 bewared
VAR 4 bewaring
DEF = (used in giving or reporting orders) to be careful
EX 1 Beware of the dog. Beware (of) what you do with this dangerous substance
LEMMA bewilder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewilders
VAR 2 bewildered
VAR 3 bewildered
VAR 4 bewildering
DEF = to confuse, esp. by the presence of lots of different things at the same time
EX 1 Big city traffic bewilders me. the bewildering traffic of a big city a bewildered look
LEMMA bewilder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewilders
VAR 2 bewildered
VAR 3 bewildered
VAR 4 bewildering
DEF = to confuse, esp. by the presence of lots of different things at the same time
EX 1 Big city traffic bewilders me. the bewildering traffic of a big city a bewildered look
LEMMA bewilder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewilders
VAR 2 bewildered
VAR 3 bewildered
VAR 4 bewildering
DEF = to confuse, esp. by the presence of lots of different things at the same time
EX 1 Big city traffic bewilders me. the bewildering traffic of a big city a bewildered look
LEMMA bewitch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewitches
VAR 2 bewitched
VAR 3 bewitched
VAR 4 bewitching
DEF = to have a magic effect, often harmful, on
EX 1 Shakespeare's character "Bottom" was bewitched and given the head of a donkey in "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
LEMMA bewitch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewitches
VAR 2 bewitched
VAR 3 bewitched
VAR 4 bewitching
DEF = to charm as if by magic
EX 1 The girl's sweet smile had bewitched him, and he could refuse her nothing. a bewitching smile
LEMMA bewitch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bewitches
VAR 2 bewitched
VAR 3 bewitched
VAR 4 bewitching
DEF = to charm as if by magic
EX 1 The girl's sweet smile had bewitched him, and he could refuse her nothing. a bewitching smile
LEMMA bias
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biases
VAR 2 biased
VAR 3 biased
VAR 4 biasing
DEF = to cause to form settled favourable or unfavourable opinions without enough information to judge fairly; PREJUDICE@2 (1)
EX 1 His background biases him against foreigners
LEMMA bias
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biases
VAR 2 biased
VAR 3 biased
VAR 4 biasing
DEF = to cause to form settled favourable or unfavourable opinions without enough information to judge fairly; PREJUDICE@2 (1)
EX 1 His background biases him against foreigners
LEMMA bicker
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bickers
VAR 2 bickered
VAR 3 bickered
VAR 4 bickering
DEF = to quarrel, esp. about small matters
EX 1 The 2 children were always bickering (with each other) (over/about small matters)
LEMMA bicker
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bickers
VAR 2 bickered
VAR 3 bickered
VAR 4 bickering
DEF = to quarrel, esp. about small matters
EX 1 The 2 children were always bickering (with each other) (over/about small matters)
LEMMA bicker
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bickers
VAR 2 bickered
VAR 3 bickered
VAR 4 bickering
DEF = to quarrel, esp. about small matters
EX 1 The 2 children were always bickering (with each other) (over/about small matters)
LEMMA bicycle
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bicycles
VAR 2 bicycled
VAR 3 bicycled
VAR 4 bicycling
DEF = to travel by bicycle
EX 1
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to say or wish (a greeting or goodbye to someone)
EX 1 He bid me good morning as he passed
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to say or wish (a greeting or goodbye to someone)
EX 1 He bid me good morning as he passed
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to order or tell (someone to do something)
EX 1 She would never do as she was bidden
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to order or tell (someone to do something)
EX 1 She would never do as she was bidden
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to order or tell (someone to do something)
EX 1 She would never do as she was bidden
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to invite
EX 1 guests bidden to a wedding
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance, as at an AUCTION
EX 1 He bid L5 for an old book. What am I bid for this old book? (=what will people bid for it?)
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance, as at an AUCTION
EX 1 He bid L5 for an old book. What am I bid for this old book? (=what will people bid for it?)
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to offer (a price) whether for payment or acceptance, as at an AUCTION
EX 1 He bid L5 for an old book. What am I bid for this old book? (=what will people bid for it?)
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to try to get approval or support by making offers, promises, etc.
EX 1 They are bidding for our favour by making wild promises that they can't keep
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = (in playing cards) to declare one's intention of winning (a certain number of games)
EX 1 Have you bid yet? I bid 2 SPADEs@3
LEMMA bid
POS v
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = (in playing cards) to declare one's intention of winning (a certain number of games)
EX 1 Have you bid yet? I bid 2 SPADEs@3
LEMMA bid fair
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bids
VAR 2 bade
VAR 3 bidden
VAR 4 bidding
DEF = to seem likely
EX 1 The day bids fair to stay fine and sunny
LEMMA biff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 biffs
VAR 2 biffed
VAR 3 biffed
VAR 4 biffing
DEF = to give a BIFF@1 to
EX 1 He biffed me on the head!
LEMMA bifurcate
POS v
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bifurcates
VAR 2 bifurcated
VAR 3 bifurcated
VAR 4 bifurcating
DEF = (of roads, branches, rivers, etc.) to divide into 2 branches or parts
EX 1 A mile further on, the river bifurcates; one branch flows east, and the other flows southeast
LEMMA bike
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bikes
VAR 2 biked
VAR 3 biked
VAR 4 biking
DEF = BICYCLE
EX 1
LEMMA bike
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bikes
VAR 2 biked
VAR 3 biked
VAR 4 biking
DEF = BICYCLE
EX 1
LEMMA bilk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bilks
VAR 2 bilked
VAR 3 bilked
VAR 4 bilking
DEF = to cheat (someone) (out of something, usu. money)
EX 1
LEMMA bill
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bills
VAR 2 billed
VAR 3 billed
VAR 4 billing
DEF = esp. tech to send a bill to
EX 1 I can't pay now: please bill me (for it) later
LEMMA bill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bills
VAR 2 billed
VAR 3 billed
VAR 4 billing
DEF = to advertise in printed notices
EX 1 billed (to appear) as Hamlet
LEMMA bill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bills
VAR 2 billed
VAR 3 billed
VAR 4 billing
DEF = to advertise in printed notices
EX 1 billed (to appear) as Hamlet
LEMMA billet
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 billets
VAR 2 billeted
VAR 3 billeted
VAR 4 billeting
DEF = to provide (a soldier) with a BILLET@1
EX 1 The captain billeted his soldiers on old Mrs Smith (=in old Mrs Smith's house)
LEMMA billow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
VAR 2 billowed
VAR 3 billowed
VAR 4 billowing
DEF = to rise and roll in waves
EX 1
LEMMA billow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
VAR 2 billowed
VAR 3 billowed
VAR 4 billowing
DEF = to rise and roll in waves
EX 1
LEMMA billow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
VAR 2 billowed
VAR 3 billowed
VAR 4 billowing
DEF = to swell out, as a sail
EX 1 billowing sails/skirts
LEMMA billow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 billows
VAR 2 billowed
VAR 3 billowed
VAR 4 billowing
DEF = to swell out, as a sail
EX 1 billowing sails/skirts
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to tie
EX 1 Bind the prisoner with rope. Bind the prisoner's arms. (fig.) He stood there, bound by the magic of her voice
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to put into a given state by tying
EX 1 Bind the prisoner to his chair with rope. Bind the prisoner's arms together
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to tie together
EX 1 She bound (up) her hair
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = BANDAGE@2
EX 1 to bind (up) wounds
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to fasten together and enclose in a cover
EX 1 to bind a book
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to strengthen or ornament with a band of material
EX 1 The edges of the floor mat are coming undone because they have not been bound properly
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to (cause to) stick together
EX 1 This flour mixture isn't wet enough to bind properly
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to (cause to) stick together
EX 1 This flour mixture isn't wet enough to bind properly
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to make it hard for (someone) to move the bowels
EX 1 Eggs are considered a binding food
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to make it hard for (someone) to move the bowels
EX 1 Eggs are considered a binding food
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to cause to obey esp. by a law or a solemn promise
EX 1 I am bound by my promise. I have bound myself by an agreement. a binding agreement
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to make or declare it necessary for (someone) to do something
EX 1 They bound me to remain silent about it. I bound myself to pay back the debt I owed
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to unite
EX 1 Many things bind us (together)
LEMMA bind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to have a uniting, limiting, or controlling effect
EX 1 Promises, agreements, etc., that bind
LEMMA bind down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = (often pass.) to limit (esp. a person)
EX 1 The young scientist felt bound down by a lot of useless and confusing rules
LEMMA bind on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to put on by binding
EX 1 He bound it on with rope
LEMMA bind over
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to declare it necessary for (someone) to cause no more trouble under threat of punishment (often in the phr. bind (someone) over to keep the peace)
EX 1 The judge bound over the 2 criminals for a year
LEMMA bind to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 binds
VAR 2 bound
VAR 3 bound
VAR 4 binding
DEF = to declare (the stated kind of behaviour) necessary for (someone)
EX 1 We must bind the members of the committee to secrecy
LEMMA birch
POS v
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 birches
VAR 2 birched
VAR 3 birched
VAR 4 birching
DEF = to whip or hit, esp. with a BIRCH@1 (3), esp. as a punishment
EX 1
LEMMA bisect
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bisects
VAR 2 bisected
VAR 3 bisected
VAR 4 bisecting
DEF = to divide into 2 usu. equal parts
EX 1
LEMMA bitch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bitches
VAR 2 bitched
VAR 3 bitched
VAR 4 bitching
DEF = to complain
EX 1 Don't bitch all day long about the heat: do some work!
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to cut, crush, or seize (something) with the teeth or to attack (someone or something) with the teeth
EX 1 My monkey doesn't often bite. The boy bit into the piece of cake. The hungry dog bit on a bone/at the meat. The fierce dog bit the postman on the leg
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to cut, crush, or seize (something) with the teeth or to attack (someone or something) with the teeth
EX 1 My monkey doesn't often bite. The boy bit into the piece of cake. The hungry dog bit on a bone/at the meat. The fierce dog bit the postman on the leg
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to make in this way
EX 1 The dog has bitten a hole in my trousers
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to make in this way
EX 1 The dog has bitten a hole in my trousers
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to put into the stated condition in this way
EX 1 The dog has bitten off a piece of meat. The dog bit away a large piece of the meat. He's bitten his fingernails to pieces. The dog bit the criminal to death
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = (of insects and snakes) to prick the skin (of) and draw blood
EX 1 The mosquitoes are really biting this evening! A snake will not bite you if you leave it alone
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = (of insects and snakes) to prick the skin (of) and draw blood
EX 1 The mosquitoes are really biting this evening! A snake will not bite you if you leave it alone
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = (of fish) to accept food on a fisherman's hook
EX 1 I've sat here for hours but the fish just aren't biting today. (fig.) I hoped she would be interested in my plan, but she didn't bite
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to take hold of something firmly
EX 1 The ice on the road was so hard that the car wheels would not bite
LEMMA bite
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to have or show an effect, unpleasant to some
EX 1 The government's new higher taxes are really beginning to bite
LEMMA bite back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to control; prevent from being expressed
EX 1 Peter was about to tell the secret, but he bit his words back
LEMMA bite on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bites
VAR 2 bit
VAR 3 bitten
VAR 4 biting
DEF = to consider; work at
EX 1 Jim likes to have some difficult question to bite on
LEMMA bivouac
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bivouacs
VAR 2 bivouaced
VAR 3 bivouaced
VAR 4 bivouacing
DEF = (esp. of soldiers) to spend the night in the open without tents
EX 1 They have/are bivouacked behind those trees
LEMMA blab
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blabs
VAR 2 blabbed
VAR 3 blabbed
VAR 4 blabbing
DEF = to tell a secret
EX 1 Here come the police! Someone must have blabbed!
LEMMA blabber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blabbers
VAR 2 blabbered
VAR 3 blabbered
VAR 4 blabbering
DEF = to talk foolishly or too much
EX 1
LEMMA black
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blacks
VAR 2 blacked
VAR 3 blacked
VAR 4 blacking
DEF = to make black, as with a blow or by covering with a black substance
EX 1 to black shoes to black someone's eye
LEMMA black
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
VAR 2 blacked
VAR 3 blacked
VAR 4 blacking
DEF = BrE (esp. of a trade union) to declare it wrong to work with (goods, a business firm, etc.)
EX 1 blacked a firm that refused to pay proper wages
LEMMA blackball
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blackballs
VAR 2 blackballed
VAR 3 blackballed
VAR 4 blackballing
DEF = to vote against (a person who wants to join a group)
EX 1 Will you blackball her if she tries to join our club?
LEMMA blacken
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blackens
VAR 2 blackened
VAR 3 blackened
VAR 4 blackening
DEF = to (cause to) become black or dark
EX 1 The smoke had blackened the white walls of the kitchen
LEMMA blacken
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blackens
VAR 2 blackened
VAR 3 blackened
VAR 4 blackening
DEF = to (cause to) become black or dark
EX 1 The smoke had blackened the white walls of the kitchen
LEMMA blacken
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blackens
VAR 2 blackened
VAR 3 blackened
VAR 4 blackening
DEF = to speak or write bad things about (esp. someone's character)
EX 1 Don't blacken my good name by spreading lies
LEMMA black-lead
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 black-leads
VAR 2 black-leaded
VAR 3 black-leaded
VAR 4 black-leading
DEF = to put BLACK LEAD on (metal, esp. the metal parts of a fireplace); polish with BLACK LEAD
EX 1
LEMMA blackleg
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 lb
VAR 1 blacklegs
VAR 2 blacklegged
VAR 3 blacklegged
VAR 4 blacklegging
DEF = to act as a BLACKLEG@1
EX 1
LEMMA blacklist
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 blacklists
VAR 2 blacklisted
VAR 3 blacklisted
VAR 4 blacklisting
DEF = to put on a BLACKLIST@1 and to avoid, not give help or work to, not trade with, etc.
EX 1 blacklisted for non-payment of debts/for political reasons
LEMMA blackmail
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blackmails
VAR 2 blackmailed
VAR 3 blackmailed
VAR 4 blackmailing
DEF = to obtain money or advancement from (someone) by BLACKMAIL@1
EX 1 Don't think you can blackmail me (into doing that): I'll report you to the police!
LEMMA black out
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
VAR 2 blacked
VAR 3 blacked
VAR 4 blacking
DEF = to darken so that no light is seen
EX 1 During the war we had to black out all our windows
LEMMA black out
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
VAR 2 blacked
VAR 3 blacked
VAR 4 blacking
DEF = to cover (esp. writing) so as to hide completely
EX 1 The advertisement for the concert said where it was to take place, but the date had been blacked out
LEMMA black out
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blacks
VAR 2 blacked
VAR 3 blacked
VAR 4 blacking
DEF = to faint
EX 1 After the accident he blacked out and couldn't remember what happened
LEMMA blame
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blames
VAR 2 blamed
VAR 3 blamed
VAR 4 blaming
DEF = to consider (someone) responsible for (something bad)
EX 1 They blamed the failure on George. They blamed George (for the failure)
LEMMA blame
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blames
VAR 2 blamed
VAR 3 blamed
VAR 4 blaming
DEF = to consider (someone) responsible for (something bad)
EX 1 They blamed the failure on George. They blamed George (for the failure)
LEMMA blame
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blames
VAR 2 blamed
VAR 3 blamed
VAR 4 blaming
DEF = to consider (someone) responsible for (something bad)
EX 1 They blamed the failure on George. They blamed George (for the failure)
LEMMA blanch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blanches
VAR 2 blanched
VAR 3 blanched
VAR 4 blanching
DEF = to make (a plant or plant product) colourless, as by removing the skin or keeping out of the light
EX 1 blanched ALMONDs of cake
LEMMA blanch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blanches
VAR 2 blanched
VAR 3 blanched
VAR 4 blanching
DEF = to become white with fear, cold, etc.
EX 1 Her face blanched with fear at the bad news. She blanched to hear the bad news
LEMMA blanch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blanches
VAR 2 blanched
VAR 3 blanched
VAR 4 blanching
DEF = to become white with fear, cold, etc.
EX 1 Her face blanched with fear at the bad news. She blanched to hear the bad news
LEMMA blanket
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blankets
VAR 2 blanketed
VAR 3 blanketed
VAR 4 blanketing
DEF = to cover as if with a blanket
EX 1 The country was blanketed with snow
LEMMA blare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blares
VAR 2 blared
VAR 3 blared
VAR 4 blaring
DEF = (of a horn or other loud sound-producing instrument) to sound sharply, loudly, and unpleasantly
EX 1 The radio is blaring: turn it off!
LEMMA blare out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blares
VAR 2 blared
VAR 3 blared
VAR 4 blaring
DEF = (esp. of a machine) to produce (sounds or words) loudly and unpleasantly
EX 1 The radio blared out the news
LEMMA blaspheme
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 blasphemes
VAR 2 blasphemed
VAR 3 blasphemed
VAR 4 blaspheming
DEF = to speak without respect of or use bad language about (God or religious matters)
EX 1 He can hardly speak without blaspheming (against) God
LEMMA blaspheme
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 blasphemes
VAR 2 blasphemed
VAR 3 blasphemed
VAR 4 blaspheming
DEF = to speak without respect of or use bad language about (God or religious matters)
EX 1 He can hardly speak without blaspheming (against) God
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = to break up (esp. rock) by explosions
EX 1 The road is closed because of blasting. They're trying to blast away the face of this rock
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = to break up (esp. rock) by explosions
EX 1 The road is closed because of blasting. They're trying to blast away the face of this rock
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = to strike with explosives
EX 1 The planes blasted the port until all the boats were sunk
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = lit to cause to dry up and die esp. by great heat or cold, or lightning
EX 1 Every green thing had turned brown, blasted by the icy breath of winter
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = fml to kill; destroy
EX 1 His future was blasted by his having been in prison
LEMMA blast
POS v
FIELD1 er
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = euph DAMN@1 (7)
EX 1 You can't take my own car away from me, blast it all!
LEMMA blast off
POS v
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 blasts
VAR 2 blasted
VAR 3 blasted
VAR 4 blasting
DEF = (of a space vehicle) TAKEOFF
EX 1
LEMMA blather
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blathers
VAR 2 blathered
VAR 3 blathered
VAR 4 blathering
DEF = BLETHER
EX 1
LEMMA blather
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blathers
VAR 2 blathered
VAR 3 blathered
VAR 4 blathering
DEF = BLETHER
EX 1
LEMMA blaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to (begin to) burn with a bright flame
EX 1 A wood fire was blazing (away), but there was no other light in the room. (fig.) Her eyes were blazing with anger
LEMMA blaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to (begin to) burn with a bright flame
EX 1 A wood fire was blazing (away), but there was no other light in the room. (fig.) Her eyes were blazing with anger
LEMMA blaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to (begin to) burn with a bright flame
EX 1 A wood fire was blazing (away), but there was no other light in the room. (fig.) Her eyes were blazing with anger
LEMMA blaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to show very bright colour; shine brightly or warmly
EX 1 Lights were blazing in every room
LEMMA blaze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to spread (news) about
EX 1 The news was blazed in great letters across the tops of the daily papers
LEMMA blaze away
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 blazes
VAR 2 blazed
VAR 3 blazed
VAR 4 blazing
DEF = to fire guns rapidly and continuously
EX 1 The soldiers were surrounded, but they kept on blazing away at the enemy
LEMMA blazon
POS v
FIELD1 he
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blazons
VAR 2 blazoned
VAR 3 blazoned
VAR 4 blazoning
DEF = to paint (ARMS (2)) in colours or for ornamental purposes
EX 1
LEMMA bleach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleaches
VAR 2 bleached
VAR 3 bleached
VAR 4 bleaching
DEF = to (cause to) become white or whiter
EX 1 There were only a few dry bones left, bleached by the sun
LEMMA bleach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleaches
VAR 2 bleached
VAR 3 bleached
VAR 4 bleaching
DEF = to (cause to) become white or whiter
EX 1 There were only a few dry bones left, bleached by the sun
LEMMA bleat
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 bleats
VAR 2 bleated
VAR 3 bleated
VAR 4 bleating
DEF = to make the sound of a sheep, goat, or CALF@1 (1a)
EX 1
LEMMA bleat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleats
VAR 2 bleated
VAR 3 bleated
VAR 4 bleating
DEF = infml to speak or say (something) in a weak, shaking voice
EX 1 You've got enough to eat! What are you bleating about? He's always bleating (out) some complaint or other
LEMMA bleat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleats
VAR 2 bleated
VAR 3 bleated
VAR 4 bleating
DEF = infml to speak or say (something) in a weak, shaking voice
EX 1 You've got enough to eat! What are you bleating about? He's always bleating (out) some complaint or other
LEMMA bleed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeds
VAR 2 bled
VAR 3 bled
VAR 4 bleeding
DEF = to lose blood
EX 1 Your nose is bleeding
LEMMA bleed
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleeds
VAR 2 bled
VAR 3 bled
VAR 4 bleeding
DEF = (of the heart) to feel as if wounded by sorrow
EX 1 My heart bled for the poor unhappy children
LEMMA bleed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeds
VAR 2 bled
VAR 3 bled
VAR 4 bleeding
DEF = to draw blood from (esp. as was done by doctors in former times)
EX 1
LEMMA bleed
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bleeds
VAR 2 bled
VAR 3 bled
VAR 4 bleeding
DEF = to make (someone) pay too much money
EX 1 He bled them for every penny they'd got
LEMMA bleep
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeps
VAR 2 bleeped
VAR 3 bleeped
VAR 4 bleeping
DEF = to send out one or more BLEEPs@1
EX 1 The machine bleeped. They're bleeping for you, doctor
LEMMA bleep
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bleeps
VAR 2 bleeped
VAR 3 bleeped
VAR 4 bleeping
DEF = to call by means of one or more BLEEPs@1
EX 1 They're bleeping you, doctor
LEMMA blemish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blemishes
VAR 2 blemished
VAR 3 blemished
VAR 4 blemishing
DEF = to spoil the beauty or perfection of
EX 1 Her beautiful face was blemished by the marks of an old wound. (fig.) His character had been blemished by a newspaper article suggesting he'd been dishonest
LEMMA blench
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blenches
VAR 2 blenched
VAR 3 blenched
VAR 4 blenching
DEF = to make a sudden movement in fear; RECOIL@1 (1)
EX 1 He blenched as the bright light suddenly shone on him where he was hiding
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to (cause to) mix
EX 1 Some kinds of tobacco do not blend well with each other. Blend the sugar, flour, and eggs (together)
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to (cause to) mix
EX 1 Some kinds of tobacco do not blend well with each other. Blend the sugar, flour, and eggs (together)
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to (cause to) mix
EX 1 Some kinds of tobacco do not blend well with each other. Blend the sugar, flour, and eggs (together)
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to (cause to) mix
EX 1 Some kinds of tobacco do not blend well with each other. Blend the sugar, flour, and eggs (together)
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to produce (tea, coffee, WHISKY, etc.) out of a mixture of several varieties
EX 1 blended WHISKY
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to produce (tea, coffee, WHISKY, etc.) out of a mixture of several varieties
EX 1 blended WHISKY
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to go well together; HARMONIZE (3)
EX 1 These houses seem to blend well with the trees and the COUNTRYSIDE. Their voices blend well with each other
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to go well together; HARMONIZE (3)
EX 1 These houses seem to blend well with the trees and the COUNTRYSIDE. Their voices blend well with each other
LEMMA blend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to become combined into a single whole
EX 1 These houses seem to blend into the COUNTRYSIDE. The COUNTRYSIDE and the houses seem to blend (into each other)
LEMMA blend in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to come together as a BLEND@2; HARMONIZE (3)
EX 1 The colours blend in nicely. The house blends in with its surroundings
LEMMA blend in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blends
VAR 2 blended
VAR 3 blended
VAR 4 blending
DEF = to bring in as part of a BLEND@2; mix in
EX 1 When you have mixed the eggs and the water together, blend in a little flour
LEMMA bless
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 blesses
VAR 2 blessed
VAR 3 blessed
VAR 4 blessing
DEF = to ask God's favour for
EX 1 The priest blessed the ship before it left port
LEMMA bless
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blesses
VAR 2 blessed
VAR 3 blessed
VAR 4 blessing
DEF = to make holy, esp. for use in connection with religion
EX 1 The priest blessed the bread and wine in preparation for the ceremony
LEMMA bless
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blesses
VAR 2 blessed
VAR 3 blessed
VAR 4 blessing
DEF = to praise or call holy
EX 1 Bless the name of the Lord!
LEMMA bless
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blesses
VAR 2 blessed
VAR 3 blessed
VAR 4 blessing
DEF = becoming rare (in expressions of good-humoured surprise)
EX 1 Bless me! He's won again! Well, bless my stars! Well, I'm blest!
LEMMA blether
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blethers
VAR 2 blethered
VAR 3 blethered
VAR 4 blethering
DEF = to talk foolishly and without meaning
EX 1 Do stop blethering and talk sensibly
LEMMA blether
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blethers
VAR 2 blethered
VAR 3 blethered
VAR 4 blethering
DEF = to talk foolishly and without meaning
EX 1 Do stop blethering and talk sensibly
LEMMA blight
POS v
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 blights
VAR 2 blighted
VAR 3 blighted
VAR 4 blighting
DEF = to spoil or attack with BLIGHT@1
EX 1 The fruit trees were badly blighted
LEMMA blind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
VAR 2 blinded
VAR 3 blinded
VAR 4 blinding
DEF = to make unable to see, either for a time or for always
EX 1 He was blinded by the smoke from the burning leaves. The soldier was blinded in battle. blinded in one eye a blinding flash of light
LEMMA blind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
VAR 2 blinded
VAR 3 blinded
VAR 4 blinding
DEF = to make unable to see, either for a time or for always
EX 1 He was blinded by the smoke from the burning leaves. The soldier was blinded in battle. blinded in one eye a blinding flash of light
LEMMA blind
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinds
VAR 2 blinded
VAR 3 blinded
VAR 4 blinding
DEF = to make unable to notice or understand
EX 1 His desire to do it blinded him to all the difficulties. blinded by his desire to do it
LEMMA blindfold
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blindfolds
VAR 2 blindfolded
VAR 3 blindfolded
VAR 4 blindfolding
DEF = to cover (the eyes) of (a person) with or as if with a piece of material
EX 1 The prisoner was blindfolded, placed against a wall, and shot. They blindfolded his eyes
LEMMA blink
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = to shut and open (the eyes) quickly, once or several times
EX 1 She blinked (her eyes) as the bright light shone on her
LEMMA blink
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = to shut and open (the eyes) quickly, once or several times
EX 1 She blinked (her eyes) as the bright light shone on her
LEMMA blink
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = (of distant lights) to seem to be unsteady; seem to go rapidly on and off
EX 1 As the ship drew near to port in the darkness, we could see the lights blinking on land
LEMMA blink
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = AmE WINK@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA blink
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = AmE WINK@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA blink at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = to show surprise at
EX 1 He didn't blink at (the idea of) leaving his home and going far away
LEMMA blink at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = to show surprise at
EX 1 He didn't blink at (the idea of) leaving his home and going far away
LEMMA blink away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blinks
VAR 2 blinked
VAR 3 blinked
VAR 4 blinking
DEF = to try to cause to go away by BLINKing@1
EX 1 She blinked away her tears
LEMMA blister
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blisters
VAR 2 blistered
VAR 3 blistered
VAR 4 blistering
DEF = to cause one or more BLISTERs@1 to form on
EX 1 The heat had blistered the paint on the building
LEMMA blister
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blisters
VAR 2 blistered
VAR 3 blistered
VAR 4 blistering
DEF = to form one or more BLISTERs@1
EX 1 He is not used to hard work, and his hands blister easily
LEMMA blitz
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blitzes
VAR 2 blitzed
VAR 3 blitzed
VAR 4 blitzing
DEF = to make one or more BLITZ@1 attacks on
EX 1 The East End of London was badly blitzed in 1940
LEMMA block
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to prevent (movement, activity, or success)
EX 1 to block an opponent's move to block the enemy's advance
LEMMA block
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to prevent the success of
EX 1 Someone is blocking our plan. The player tried to block his opponent
LEMMA block
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to prevent, or make difficult, movement through or action by
EX 1 to block the door/one's heart
LEMMA block
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to limit or prevent the use of a certain kind of money for a political or other reason
EX 1 blocked CURRENCY
LEMMA block
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to limit or prevent the use of a certain kind of money for a political or other reason
EX 1 blocked CURRENCY
LEMMA blockade
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 blockades
VAR 2 blockaded
VAR 3 blockaded
VAR 4 blockading
DEF = to put under a BLOCKADE@1
EX 1 The ships blockaded the enemy harbours
LEMMA block in
POS v
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blocks
VAR 2 blocked
VAR 3 blocked
VAR 4 blocking
DEF = to make a quick drawing showing the general idea of
EX 1 I have blocked in a plan of the house but have given no details
LEMMA blood
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bloods
VAR 2 blooded
VAR 3 blooded
VAR 4 blooding
DEF = to give (someone) a first experience of some activity
EX 1 Young Jeremy's just being blooded, so we don't expect him to be very good at the game yet
LEMMA blood
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bloods
VAR 2 blooded
VAR 3 blooded
VAR 4 blooding
DEF = to allow (hunting dogs) to taste the blood of a killed fox
EX 1
LEMMA blood
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 bloods
VAR 2 blooded
VAR 3 blooded
VAR 4 blooding
DEF = to mark with the blood of a killed fox (a person who has gone hunting for the first time)
EX 1
LEMMA bloom
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 blooms
VAR 2 bloomed
VAR 3 bloomed
VAR 4 blooming
DEF = to produce flowers, yield flowers, come into flower or be in flower
EX 1 The roses are blooming
LEMMA bloom
POS v
FIELD1 a6
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blooms
VAR 2 bloomed
VAR 3 bloomed
VAR 4 blooming
DEF = to be or become rich in plant life
EX 1 to make the desert bloom
LEMMA bloom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blooms
VAR 2 bloomed
VAR 3 bloomed
VAR 4 blooming
DEF = (esp. of women) to show a healthy colour
EX 1 blooming with health and beauty
LEMMA bloom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blooms
VAR 2 bloomed
VAR 3 bloomed
VAR 4 blooming
DEF = to develop; BLOSSOM@2 (2)
EX 1 The friendship between them bloomed when they found out how many interests they shared
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = (of a seed plant, esp. a tree or bush) to produce or yield flowers; BLOOM@2 (1)
EX 1 The apple trees are blossoming
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = (of a seed plant, esp. a tree or bush) to produce or yield flowers; BLOOM@2 (1)
EX 1 The apple trees are blossoming
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = to develop
EX 1 Their friendship blossomed when they discovered their shared interests
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = to develop
EX 1 Their friendship blossomed when they discovered their shared interests
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = to develop
EX 1 Their friendship blossomed when they discovered their shared interests
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = (esp. of a girl or woman) to grow and develop
EX 1 Jane is blossoming (out) (into a beautiful girl)
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = (esp. of a girl or woman) to grow and develop
EX 1 Jane is blossoming (out) (into a beautiful girl)
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = (esp. of a girl or woman) to grow and develop
EX 1 Jane is blossoming (out) (into a beautiful girl)
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = to become LIVELY and gay
EX 1 He used to be very quiet, but he has really blossomed out since he came to live here
LEMMA blossom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blossoms
VAR 2 blossomed
VAR 3 blossomed
VAR 4 blossoming
DEF = to become LIVELY and gay
EX 1 He used to be very quiet, but he has really blossomed out since he came to live here
LEMMA blot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
VAR 2 blotted
VAR 3 blotted
VAR 4 blotting
DEF = to make one or more BLOTs@1 (on)
EX 1 She blotted the paper with ink spots. She blotted her driving record by having an accident. This pen blots easily
LEMMA blot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
VAR 2 blotted
VAR 3 blotted
VAR 4 blotting
DEF = to make one or more BLOTs@1 (on)
EX 1 She blotted the paper with ink spots. She blotted her driving record by having an accident. This pen blots easily
LEMMA blot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
VAR 2 blotted
VAR 3 blotted
VAR 4 blotting
DEF = to dry or remove with or as if with BLOTTING PAPER
EX 1 Blot the page before you begin the next one
LEMMA blot out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
VAR 2 bloted
VAR 3 bloted
VAR 4 bloting
DEF = to cover; hide
EX 1 The mist blotted out the view
LEMMA blot out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blots
VAR 2 bloted
VAR 3 bloted
VAR 4 bloting
DEF = to destroy or remove completely
EX 1 Whole families blotted out in a moment!
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (esp. of the wind, air, etc.) to move; be active
EX 1 The wind is blowing hard. It's blowing hard tonight
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to send out a strong current of air (esp. from the lungs)
EX 1 He blew and blew, but nothing happened. to blow on one's food to make it cool to blow (on) one's fingers to make them warm
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to send out a strong current of air (esp. from the lungs)
EX 1 He blew and blew, but nothing happened. to blow on one's food to make it cool to blow (on) one's fingers to make them warm
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) move (usu. into the stated condition) by the force of a current of air
EX 1 The wind has blown my hat off. My papers are blowing about. I blew the dust off the book. The wind blew her hair. Her hair blew (in the wind)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) move (usu. into the stated condition) by the force of a current of air
EX 1 The wind has blown my hat off. My papers are blowing about. I blew the dust off the book. The wind blew her hair. Her hair blew (in the wind)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) move (usu. into the stated condition) by the force of a current of air
EX 1 The wind has blown my hat off. My papers are blowing about. I blew the dust off the book. The wind blew her hair. Her hair blew (in the wind)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) move (usu. into the stated condition) by the force of a current of air
EX 1 The wind has blown my hat off. My papers are blowing about. I blew the dust off the book. The wind blew her hair. Her hair blew (in the wind)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to make or give shape to by the action of a current of moving air
EX 1 to blow glass He blew me a beautiful glass animal
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to make or give shape to by the action of a current of moving air
EX 1 to blow glass He blew me a beautiful glass animal
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 sn
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) sound by the action of a strong current of moving air
EX 1 to blow a horn The horn blew (loudly)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 sn
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) sound by the action of a strong current of moving air
EX 1 to blow a horn The horn blew (loudly)
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to take short quick breaths, usu. because of effort or strong feeling
EX 1 He was (PUFFing and) blowing as he climbed the stairs
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of an electrical FUSE@2) to suddenly stop working because a part has melted to cause (a FUSE@2) to do this
EX 1 If you put on the radio, the television, and the iron, it will blow the fuses
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of an electrical FUSE@2) to suddenly stop working because a part has melted to cause (a FUSE@2) to do this
EX 1 If you put on the radio, the television, and the iron, it will blow the fuses
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = sl to lose (money or a favourable chance) as the result of foolishness
EX 1 I blew L10 at cards the other night. I've blown my chances with her by saying that
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = sl to leave suddenly and quickly
EX 1 Let's blow before they catch us!
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = euph sl DAMN@1 (7)
EX 1 Blow it! I've missed my train. Well, I'll be blowed! He's won again! Well, blow me (down)!
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = BLOOM@2 (1)
EX 1 a full-blown rose
LEMMA blow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = BLOOM@2 (1)
EX 1 a full-blown rose
LEMMA blow back
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to blow in the wrong direction
EX 1 If the gas blows back you must turn off the supply, as it is dangerous
LEMMA blow down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) fall by blowing
EX 1 The storm blew several trees down in the park
LEMMA blow down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) fall by blowing
EX 1 The storm blew several trees down in the park
LEMMA blow in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = sl to arrive unexpectedly
EX 1 Jim has just blown in: we weren't expecting him till Tuesday
LEMMA blow in
POS v
FIELD1 mg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = tech (of an oil well) to start producing
EX 1
LEMMA blow into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to arrive unexpectedly in (esp. in the phr. blow into town)
EX 1
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) stop burning
EX 1 Jane blew the flame out
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) stop burning
EX 1 Jane blew the flame out
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (esp. of a tyre) to (cause to) burst
EX 1 The tyre blew out as I was driving to work, and I had to stop
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (esp. of a tyre) to (cause to) burst
EX 1 The tyre blew out as I was driving to work, and I had to stop
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of electrical machinery) to stop working to cause (electrical machinery) to stop working
EX 1
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of electrical machinery) to stop working to cause (electrical machinery) to stop working
EX 1
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) be driven out by the force of air or other gas
EX 1 The explosion blew the windows out
LEMMA blow out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) be driven out by the force of air or other gas
EX 1 The explosion blew the windows out
LEMMA blow over
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of bad weather) to stop blowing; cease
EX 1 The storm has blown over. (fig.) I hope your troubles will soon blow over
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) explode or be destroyed by exploding
EX 1 blow up the bridge
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) explode or be destroyed by exploding
EX 1 blow up the bridge
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) become firm by filling with air
EX 1 We've got a rubber boat that blows up. Be sure to blow up the tyres before you set off
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to (cause to) become firm by filling with air
EX 1 We've got a rubber boat that blows up. Be sure to blow up the tyres before you set off
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to enlarge (a photograph)
EX 1 The photographer blew the child's picture up and entered it in a competition. (fig.) This small matter has been blown up in order to cause difficulty between the 2 nations
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = to become suddenly angry
EX 1 Her father blew up when she arrived home in the morning
LEMMA blow up
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blows
VAR 2 blew
VAR 3 blown
VAR 4 blowing
DEF = (of bad weather) to start blowing; arrive
EX 1 There's a storm blowing up. (fig.) Our old argument has blown up again
LEMMA blubber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blubbers
VAR 2 blubbered
VAR 3 blubbered
VAR 4 blubbering
DEF = to weep noisily
EX 1 Do stop blubbering! I can't hear what you're saying
LEMMA blubber out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blubbers
VAR 2 blubbered
VAR 3 blubbered
VAR 4 blubbering
DEF = to say while weeping
EX 1
LEMMA blubber out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blubbers
VAR 2 blubbered
VAR 3 blubbered
VAR 4 blubbering
DEF = to say while weeping
EX 1
LEMMA blubber out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blubbers
VAR 2 blubbered
VAR 3 blubbered
VAR 4 blubbering
DEF = to say while weeping
EX 1
LEMMA bludgeon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bludgeons
VAR 2 bludgeoned
VAR 3 bludgeoned
VAR 4 bludgeoning
DEF = to hit (someone) repeatedly with a BLUDGEON@1
EX 1 The thieves bludgeoned the old man senseless/to death
LEMMA bludgeon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bludgeons
VAR 2 bludgeoned
VAR 3 bludgeoned
VAR 4 bludgeoning
DEF = to hit (someone) repeatedly with a BLUDGEON@1
EX 1 The thieves bludgeoned the old man senseless/to death
LEMMA bludgeon into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bludgeons
VAR 2 bludgeoned
VAR 3 bludgeoned
VAR 4 bludgeoning
DEF = to force (someone) to do (something)
EX 1 He was bludgeoned into paying the money
LEMMA blue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blues
VAR 2 blueed
VAR 3 blueed
VAR 4 blueing
DEF = to colour blue
EX 1
LEMMA blue-pencil
POS v
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 blue-pencils
VAR 2 blue-penciled
VAR 3 blue-penciled
VAR 4 blue-penciling
DEF = to cross out (anything not to be permitted) from (a piece of writing); CENSOR@2
EX 1 to blue-pencil (the dirty words in) a play
LEMMA bluff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
VAR 2 bluffed
VAR 3 bluffed
VAR 4 bluffing
DEF = to deceive by pretending to be stronger, cleverer, surer of the truth, etc., than one is
EX 1 He says he'll make the letters public, but he's only bluffing because he hasn't really got them
LEMMA bluff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
VAR 2 bluffed
VAR 3 bluffed
VAR 4 bluffing
DEF = to find or make (one's way) by doing this
EX 1 He could bluff his way through any difficulty
LEMMA bluff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
VAR 2 bluffed
VAR 3 bluffed
VAR 4 bluffing
DEF = to find or make (one's way) by doing this
EX 1 He could bluff his way through any difficulty
LEMMA bluff into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
VAR 2 bluffed
VAR 3 bluffed
VAR 4 bluffing
DEF = to persuade (someone) into (doing something) by BLUFFing@3 (1)
EX 1 He bluffed me into thinking that his stick was a gun
LEMMA bluff into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bluffs
VAR 2 bluffed
VAR 3 bluffed
VAR 4 bluffing
DEF = to persuade (someone) into (doing something) by BLUFFing@3 (1)
EX 1 He bluffed me into thinking that his stick was a gun
LEMMA blunder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blunders
VAR 2 blundered
VAR 3 blundered
VAR 4 blundering
DEF = to make a BLUNDER@2
EX 1 The officer must have blundered when he told the soldiers to attack in the wrong place
LEMMA blunder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blunders
VAR 2 blundered
VAR 3 blundered
VAR 4 blundering
DEF = to move awkwardly or unsteadily, as if blind
EX 1 He blundered through the dark forest
LEMMA blunder on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blunders
VAR 2 blundered
VAR 3 blundered
VAR 4 blundering
DEF = HAPPEN ON
EX 1
LEMMA blunt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blunts
VAR 2 blunted
VAR 3 blunted
VAR 4 blunting
DEF = to make BLUNT@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA blur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blurs
VAR 2 blurred
VAR 3 blurred
VAR 4 blurring
DEF = to make difficult to see (through or with) clearly
EX 1 Tears blur my eyes. windows blurred with rain a very blurred photograph
LEMMA blur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blurs
VAR 2 blurred
VAR 3 blurred
VAR 4 blurring
DEF = to make difficult to see (through or with) clearly
EX 1 Tears blur my eyes. windows blurred with rain a very blurred photograph
LEMMA blur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blurs
VAR 2 blurred
VAR 3 blurred
VAR 4 blurring
DEF = to make difficult to see (through or with) clearly
EX 1 Tears blur my eyes. windows blurred with rain a very blurred photograph
LEMMA blurt out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blurts
VAR 2 blurted
VAR 3 blurted
VAR 4 blurting
DEF = to say (something which should not be said) suddenly and without thinking
EX 1 Peter blurted out the news before he considered its effect
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to become red in the face, from shame or because people are looking at one
EX 1 She blushed as red as a rose for/with shame. He blushed at their praises. a blushing girl
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to become red in the face, from shame or because people are looking at one
EX 1 She blushed as red as a rose for/with shame. He blushed at their praises. a blushing girl
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to become red in the face, from shame or because people are looking at one
EX 1 She blushed as red as a rose for/with shame. He blushed at their praises. a blushing girl
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to become red in the face, from shame or because people are looking at one
EX 1 She blushed as red as a rose for/with shame. He blushed at their praises. a blushing girl
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to become red in the face, from shame or because people are looking at one
EX 1 She blushed as red as a rose for/with shame. He blushed at their praises. a blushing girl
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to be ashamed
EX 1 When I see the prices that tourists are charged, I blush. She blushed to admit that . . .
LEMMA blush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blushes
VAR 2 blushed
VAR 3 blushed
VAR 4 blushing
DEF = to be ashamed
EX 1 When I see the prices that tourists are charged, I blush. She blushed to admit that . . .
LEMMA bluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blusters
VAR 2 blustered
VAR 3 blustered
VAR 4 blustering
DEF = to speak loudly and roughly, with noisy threats, often to hide lack of real power
EX 1
LEMMA bluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blusters
VAR 2 blustered
VAR 3 blustered
VAR 4 blustering
DEF = (of wind) to blow roughly
EX 1
LEMMA bluster out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blusters
VAR 2 blustered
VAR 3 blustered
VAR 4 blustering
DEF = to express (threats or angry words) in a BLUSTERing@1 (1) way
EX 1 bluster out threats/what he would do if he caught us
LEMMA bluster out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 blusters
VAR 2 blustered
VAR 3 blustered
VAR 4 blustering
DEF = to express (threats or angry words) in a BLUSTERing@1 (1) way
EX 1 bluster out threats/what he would do if he caught us
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to cover with BOARDs@1 (1)
EX 1 a boarded floor Board the windows up
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to cover with BOARDs@1 (1)
EX 1 a boarded floor Board the windows up
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zn
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to go on BOARD@1 (11) (a ship or public vehicle) (in old naval fighting) to jump onto (an enemy ship)
EX 1
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to get or supply meals and usu. lodging for payment
EX 1 She arranged to board some students from the university. I'm boarding with a friend/at a friend's house
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to get or supply meals and usu. lodging for payment
EX 1 She arranged to board some students from the university. I'm boarding with a friend/at a friend's house
LEMMA board
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to get or supply meals and usu. lodging for payment
EX 1 She arranged to board some students from the university. I'm boarding with a friend/at a friend's house
LEMMA board out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to (cause to) get food (and usu. live) regularly away from home
EX 1 We'll have to board the cat out while we're on holiday
LEMMA board out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boards
VAR 2 boarded
VAR 3 boarded
VAR 4 boarding
DEF = to (cause to) get food (and usu. live) regularly away from home
EX 1 We'll have to board the cat out while we're on holiday
LEMMA boast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
VAR 2 boasted
VAR 3 boasted
VAR 4 boasting
DEF = usu. derog to talk (too) proudly
EX 1 He boasted of/about the big fish he had caught. Don't believe him; he's just boasting
LEMMA boast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
VAR 2 boasted
VAR 3 boasted
VAR 4 boasting
DEF = usu. derog to talk (too) proudly
EX 1 He boasted of/about the big fish he had caught. Don't believe him; he's just boasting
LEMMA boast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
VAR 2 boasted
VAR 3 boasted
VAR 4 boasting
DEF = usu. derog to say proudly
EX 1
LEMMA boast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boasts
VAR 2 boasted
VAR 3 boasted
VAR 4 boasting
DEF = not derog (usu. not of people) to be lucky enough to own
EX 1 This village boasts 3 shops
LEMMA boat
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boats
VAR 2 boated
VAR 3 boated
VAR 4 boating
DEF = to use a small boat for pleasure (often in the phr. go boating)
EX 1 Let's go boating on the lake
LEMMA bob
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
VAR 2 bobbed
VAR 3 bobbed
VAR 4 bobbing
DEF = to cut (a woman's hair) so as to be hanging loosely to shoulder-length or shorter
EX 1 have one's hair bobbed
LEMMA bob
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
VAR 2 bobbed
VAR 3 bobbed
VAR 4 bobbing
DEF = to cut (a woman's hair) so as to be hanging loosely to shoulder-length or shorter
EX 1 have one's hair bobbed
LEMMA bobsleigh
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 bobsleighs
VAR 2 bobsleighed
VAR 3 bobsleighed
VAR 4 bobsleighing
DEF = (to ride in) a small vehicle that runs on metal blades, is large enough to carry 3 or 4 people, has a movable front part to control direction, and is used for sliding down snowy slopes (TOBOGGANing)
EX 1
LEMMA bobsleigh
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 bobsleighs
VAR 2 bobsleighed
VAR 3 bobsleighed
VAR 4 bobsleighing
DEF = (to ride in) a small vehicle that runs on metal blades, is large enough to carry 3 or 4 people, has a movable front part to control direction, and is used for sliding down snowy slopes (TOBOGGANing)
EX 1
LEMMA bob up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bobs
VAR 2 bobed
VAR 3 bobed
VAR 4 bobing
DEF = to float quickly to the surface
EX 1 If you try to sink an apple in water it keeps bobbing up. He lost all his money, but soon bobbed up again
LEMMA bode
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodes
VAR 2 boded
VAR 3 boded
VAR 4 boding
DEF = to be a sign of; FORETELL
EX 1 These weaknesses in his character boded (him) no good for the future
LEMMA bode
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodes
VAR 2 boded
VAR 3 boded
VAR 4 boding
DEF = to be a sign of; FORETELL
EX 1 These weaknesses in his character boded (him) no good for the future
LEMMA bode
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodes
VAR 2 boded
VAR 3 boded
VAR 4 boding
DEF = AUGUR WELL/ILL (for)
EX 1
LEMMA bode
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodes
VAR 2 boded
VAR 3 boded
VAR 4 boding
DEF = AUGUR WELL/ILL (for)
EX 1
LEMMA bode
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bodes
VAR 2 boded
VAR 3 boded
VAR 4 boding
DEF = AUGUR WELL/ILL (for)
EX 1
LEMMA bog down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bogs
VAR 2 bogged
VAR 3 bogged
VAR 4 bogging
DEF = to (cause to) sink (as if) into a BOG (1)
EX 1 The car (got) bogged down in the mud. (fig.) The talks with the men (got) bogged down on the question of working hours
LEMMA bog down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bogs
VAR 2 bogged
VAR 3 bogged
VAR 4 bogging
DEF = to (cause to) sink (as if) into a BOG (1)
EX 1 The car (got) bogged down in the mud. (fig.) The talks with the men (got) bogged down on the question of working hours
LEMMA bogey
POS v
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bogeys
VAR 2 bogeyed
VAR 3 bogeyed
VAR 4 bogeying
DEF = (in GOLF) to hit the ball into (a hole), taking one stroke more than is average
EX 1
LEMMA boggle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boggles
VAR 2 boggled
VAR 3 boggled
VAR 4 boggling
DEF = to make difficulties (about something) esp. owing to fear or surprise
EX 1 He's always boggled at murder/at killing people. What an impossible job! The/My mind boggles (=I can't imagine doing it)
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to cause (a liquid or the vessel containing it) to reach the temperature at which liquid changes into a gas (of a liquid or the vessel containing it) to reach this temperature
EX 1 Is the kettle/the milk boiling yet? (fig.) Robert was boiling with anger
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to cause (a liquid or the vessel containing it) to reach the temperature at which liquid changes into a gas (of a liquid or the vessel containing it) to reach this temperature
EX 1 Is the kettle/the milk boiling yet? (fig.) Robert was boiling with anger
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to cook (food) in water at 100\C
EX 1 Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes. Shall I boil you an egg?
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to cook (food) in water at 100\C
EX 1 Boil the potatoes for 20 minutes. Shall I boil you an egg?
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = (of food) to (continue to) cook in water at 100\C (of a liquid or the vessel containing it) to (continue to) be at this temperature
EX 1 The pot/the water is boiling (away) on the fire
LEMMA boil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to cause to reach the stated condition by cooking in water
EX 1 Please boil my egg hard. soft-boiled eggs
LEMMA boil away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to be reduced to nothing (as if) by boiling
EX 1 The water had all boiled away and the pan was burned. (fig.) His excitement soon boiled away when the work actually started
LEMMA boil down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to (cause to) become less by boiling
EX 1 Put a lot of the vegetable in the pan because it boils down. She boiled the bones down (to jelly). (fig.) boil the story down (to a few sentences)
LEMMA boil down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to (cause to) become less by boiling
EX 1 Put a lot of the vegetable in the pan because it boils down. She boiled the bones down (to jelly). (fig.) boil the story down (to a few sentences)
LEMMA boil down to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to be or mean (something), leaving out the unnecessary parts
EX 1 The whole matter boils down to a power struggle between the trade union and the directors
LEMMA boil over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = (of a liquid) to swell as it boils and flow over the sides of a container
EX 1 Turn off the gas, the milk is boiling over
LEMMA boil over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to get out of control (and develop into)
EX 1 The argument boiled over into open war
LEMMA boil up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to make hot and cook
EX 1 I'll boil you up some nice fish soup
LEMMA boil up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = to make hot and cook
EX 1 I'll boil you up some nice fish soup
LEMMA boil up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boils
VAR 2 boiled
VAR 3 boiled
VAR 4 boiling
DEF = (of troubles) to arise and reach a dangerous level
EX 1 Trouble was boiling up in the Middle East
LEMMA bollocks up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bollockses
VAR 2 bollocksed
VAR 3 bollocksed
VAR 4 bollocksing
DEF = BALLS UP
EX 1
LEMMA bolster up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolsters
VAR 2 bolstered
VAR 3 bolstered
VAR 4 bolstering
DEF = to give necessary support and encouragement (to a person or his feelings or beliefs)
EX 1 bolster up someone's pride
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = (esp. of a horse) to run away suddenly, as in fear
EX 1 My horse bolted and threw me in the mud
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = infml (of a person) to hurry away
EX 1 The thief bolted when he saw the policeman
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to swallow hastily
EX 1 He bolted (down) his breakfast
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a given state with a BOLT@1 (1)
EX 1 These 2 metal parts bolt together; this one bolts onto that one. I bolted the 2 parts together
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a given state with a BOLT@1 (1)
EX 1 These 2 metal parts bolt together; this one bolts onto that one. I bolted the 2 parts together
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BOLT@1 (2)
EX 1 She bolted the door. This door bolts on the inside
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BOLT@1 (2)
EX 1 She bolted the door. This door bolts on the inside
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to keep in a given state with a BOLT@1 (2)
EX 1 Let me out! I'm bolted in
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = AmE to break away from (a political party)
EX 1 He bolted the Republicans
LEMMA bolt
POS v
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bolts
VAR 2 bolted
VAR 3 bolted
VAR 4 bolting
DEF = to SIFT (flour) usu. through fine cloth
EX 1
LEMMA bomb
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombs
VAR 2 bombed
VAR 3 bombed
VAR 4 bombing
DEF = to attack with bombs, esp. by dropping them from aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA bomb
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombs
VAR 2 bombed
VAR 3 bombed
VAR 4 bombing
DEF = to attack with bombs, esp. by dropping them from aircraft
EX 1
LEMMA bombard
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bombards
VAR 2 bombarded
VAR 3 bombarded
VAR 4 bombarding
DEF = to keep attacking heavily (as if) with gunfire
EX 1 The warships bombarded the port. The speaker was bombarded with questions
LEMMA bombard
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 bombards
VAR 2 bombarded
VAR 3 bombarded
VAR 4 bombarding
DEF = (in science) to direct a stream of fast-moving PARTICLEs (1b) at (an atom)
EX 1
LEMMA bomb out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bombs
VAR 2 bombed
VAR 3 bombed
VAR 4 bombing
DEF = to make homeless by dropping bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bomb up
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 bombs
VAR 2 bombed
VAR 3 bombed
VAR 4 bombing
DEF = (of a plane) to load with bombs to load (a plane) with bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bomb up
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 bombs
VAR 2 bombed
VAR 3 bombed
VAR 4 bombing
DEF = (of a plane) to load with bombs to load (a plane) with bombs
EX 1
LEMMA bond
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
VAR 2 bonded
VAR 3 bonded
VAR 4 bonding
DEF = to put (goods) into a BONDED WAREHOUSE
EX 1
LEMMA bond
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
VAR 2 bonded
VAR 3 bonded
VAR 4 bonding
DEF = to put (goods) into a BONDED WAREHOUSE
EX 1
LEMMA bond
POS v
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
VAR 2 bonded
VAR 3 bonded
VAR 4 bonding
DEF = to (cause to) stick together as with paste
EX 1 These 2 substances won't bond together
LEMMA bond
POS v
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
VAR 2 bonded
VAR 3 bonded
VAR 4 bonding
DEF = to (cause to) stick together as with paste
EX 1 These 2 substances won't bond together
LEMMA bond
POS v
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bonds
VAR 2 bonded
VAR 3 bonded
VAR 4 bonding
DEF = to (cause to) stick together as with paste
EX 1 These 2 substances won't bond together
LEMMA bone
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bones
VAR 2 boned
VAR 3 boned
VAR 4 boning
DEF = to take the bones out of
EX 1 Will you bone this piece of fish for me?
LEMMA bone
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bones
VAR 2 boned
VAR 3 boned
VAR 4 boning
DEF = old sl to steal
EX 1
LEMMA bone up on
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bones
VAR 2 boned
VAR 3 boned
VAR 4 boning
DEF = to study hard, esp. for a special purpose
EX 1
LEMMA boo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boos
VAR 2 booed
VAR 3 booed
VAR 4 booing
DEF = to express disapproval (of) or strong disagreement (with), esp. by saying "BOO@1"
EX 1 The crowd booed (the speaker)
LEMMA boo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boos
VAR 2 booed
VAR 3 booed
VAR 4 booing
DEF = to express disapproval (of) or strong disagreement (with), esp. by saying "BOO@1"
EX 1 The crowd booed (the speaker)
LEMMA boo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boos
VAR 2 booed
VAR 3 booed
VAR 4 booing
DEF = to send (away) by making this sound
EX 1 The crowd booed the speaker off the stage
LEMMA boob
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobs
VAR 2 boobed
VAR 3 boobed
VAR 4 boobing
DEF = to make a foolish mistake
EX 1
LEMMA boob
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boobs
VAR 2 boobed
VAR 3 boobed
VAR 4 boobing
DEF = to fail; do (something) badly
EX 1 He boobed his examinations twice
LEMMA booby-trap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booby-traps
VAR 2 booby-traped
VAR 3 booby-traped
VAR 4 booby-traping
DEF = to provide with a BOOBY TRAP
EX 1 He booby-trapped the door with a bag of flour
LEMMA boohoo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boohoos
VAR 2 boohooed
VAR 3 boohooed
VAR 4 boohooing
DEF = (to make) the sound of loud childish weeping
EX 1
LEMMA book
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = also (esp. AmE) reserve_ esp. BrE to arrange in advance to have (something)
EX 1 to book seats on a plane You'll have to book (up) early if you want to see that show
LEMMA book
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = also (esp. AmE) reserve_ esp. BrE to arrange in advance to have (something)
EX 1 to book seats on a plane You'll have to book (up) early if you want to see that show
LEMMA book
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = also (esp. AmE) reserve_ esp. BrE to arrange in advance to have (something)
EX 1 to book seats on a plane You'll have to book (up) early if you want to see that show
LEMMA book
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = infml to enter charges against, esp. in the police records
EX 1 On the night of June 24 you were booked on a charge of speeding. He's been booked twice this year for kicking players in the other team
LEMMA book in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = to (cause to) have a place kept for one at a hotel
EX 1 I've booked you in at the Grand Hotel, I hope you approve
LEMMA book in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = to (cause to) have a place kept for one at a hotel
EX 1 I've booked you in at the Grand Hotel, I hope you approve
LEMMA book in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = to report one's arrival, as, at a hotel desk, an AIRPORT, etc.; CHECK IN (1)
EX 1 We booked in as soon as we arrived
LEMMA book through
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = to buy a ticket for the whole of a divided journey
EX 1 If you have to change trains in London, you may be able to book through (to your last station)
LEMMA book up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 books
VAR 2 booked
VAR 3 booked
VAR 4 booking
DEF = to keep (a place or time) for people who have made arrangements in advance
EX 1 I'm sorry, the hotel is (fully) booked up. (fig.) The singer is always booked up for a year ahead
LEMMA boom
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
VAR 2 boomed
VAR 3 boomed
VAR 4 booming
DEF = to make a deep hollow sound; RESOUND (1)
EX 1 The guns boomed
LEMMA boom
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 booms
VAR 2 boomed
VAR 3 boomed
VAR 4 booming
DEF = to grow rapidly, esp. in value, in importance, or in the opinion of others
EX 1 Business is booming these days: we shall all grow rich!
LEMMA boomerang
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boomerangs
VAR 2 boomeranged
VAR 3 boomeranged
VAR 4 boomeranging
DEF = to come back to the starting point suddenly, unexpectedly, and usu. with bad effects
EX 1 His plan to reduce the number of workers boomeranged (on him), and he lost his own job
LEMMA boom out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
VAR 2 boomed
VAR 3 boomed
VAR 4 booming
DEF = to (cause to) come out with a deep hollow sound
EX 1 He boomed out his answer. His answer boomed out
LEMMA boom out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 booms
VAR 2 boomed
VAR 3 boomed
VAR 4 booming
DEF = to (cause to) come out with a deep hollow sound
EX 1 He boomed out his answer. His answer boomed out
LEMMA boost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
VAR 2 boosted
VAR 3 boosted
VAR 4 boosting
DEF = to push up from below
EX 1 If you boost me up, I can just reach the window
LEMMA boost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
VAR 2 boosted
VAR 3 boosted
VAR 4 boosting
DEF = infml to increase; raise
EX 1 to boost prices plans to boost production by 30% next year
LEMMA boost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
VAR 2 boosted
VAR 3 boosted
VAR 4 boosting
DEF = infml to help to advance or improve
EX 1 We need a holiday to boost our spirits
LEMMA boost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boosts
VAR 2 boosted
VAR 3 boosted
VAR 4 boosting
DEF = infml esp. AmE to favour the interests of, esp. by speech and writing
EX 1 He is always boosting his home town
LEMMA boost
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 boosts
VAR 2 boosted
VAR 3 boosted
VAR 4 boosting
DEF = tech to increase (esp. the supply of electricity or water) in force, pressure, or amount
EX 1
LEMMA boot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boots
VAR 2 booted
VAR 3 booted
VAR 4 booting
DEF = to kick
EX 1
LEMMA boot
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boots
VAR 2 booted
VAR 3 booted
VAR 4 booting
DEF = BOOT OUT
EX 1
LEMMA bootleg
POS v
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bootlegs
VAR 2 bootlegged
VAR 3 bootlegged
VAR 4 bootlegging
DEF = to make, carry, or sell (alcoholic drink) unlawfully
EX 1
LEMMA bootleg
POS v
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bootlegs
VAR 2 bootlegged
VAR 3 bootlegged
VAR 4 bootlegging
DEF = to make, carry, or sell (alcoholic drink) unlawfully
EX 1
LEMMA boot out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boots
VAR 2 booted
VAR 3 booted
VAR 4 booting
DEF = to send away rudely and sometimes with force, esp. to dismiss from a job
EX 1 They booted him out for coming late
LEMMA booze
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 boozes
VAR 2 boozed
VAR 3 boozed
VAR 4 boozing
DEF = to drink alcohol, esp. too much alcohol
EX 1 He spends every night boozing with his friends
LEMMA border
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borders
VAR 2 bordered
VAR 3 bordered
VAR 4 bordering
DEF = to put a border on
EX 1 to border a dress with silk
LEMMA border
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borders
VAR 2 bordered
VAR 3 bordered
VAR 4 bordering
DEF = to be a border to
EX 1 fields bordered by woods
LEMMA border
POS v
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 borders
VAR 2 bordered
VAR 3 bordered
VAR 4 bordering
DEF = to have a common border with
EX 1 France borders Germany along parts of the Rhine. France and Germany border each other
LEMMA border on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borders
VAR 2 bordered
VAR 3 bordered
VAR 4 bordering
DEF = to be very much like
EX 1 Your remarks border on rudeness, sir!
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make a round hole or passage in something
EX 1 This machine can bore through solid rock
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make a round hole or passage in something
EX 1 This machine can bore through solid rock
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to move steadily ahead, usu. through difficulties
EX 1 The ship bored on through the big waves
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make in either way
EX 1 to bore a hole/a well to bore one's way through a crowd of people
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make (someone) tired or uninterested, esp. by continual dull talk
EX 1 The teacher bored his students. The lesson was boring, and the students were bored (by it)
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make (someone) tired or uninterested, esp. by continual dull talk
EX 1 The teacher bored his students. The lesson was boring, and the students were bored (by it)
LEMMA bore
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bores
VAR 2 bored
VAR 3 bored
VAR 4 boring
DEF = to make (someone) tired or uninterested, esp. by continual dull talk
EX 1 The teacher bored his students. The lesson was boring, and the students were bored (by it)
LEMMA borrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borrows
VAR 2 borrowed
VAR 3 borrowed
VAR 4 borrowing
DEF = to take or receive (something) for a certain time and with intention to return
EX 1 to borrow (L5) from a friend
LEMMA borrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borrows
VAR 2 borrowed
VAR 3 borrowed
VAR 4 borrowing
DEF = to take or receive (something) for a certain time and with intention to return
EX 1 to borrow (L5) from a friend
LEMMA borrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borrows
VAR 2 borrowed
VAR 3 borrowed
VAR 4 borrowing
DEF = euph to take without permission
EX 1 Somebody seems to have borrowed my watch when I wasn't looking
LEMMA borrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borrows
VAR 2 borrowed
VAR 3 borrowed
VAR 4 borrowing
DEF = to take or copy (esp. ideas, words, etc.)
EX 1 English has borrowed (words) from many languages
LEMMA borrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 borrows
VAR 2 borrowed
VAR 3 borrowed
VAR 4 borrowing
DEF = to take or copy (esp. ideas, words, etc.)
EX 1 English has borrowed (words) from many languages
LEMMA boss
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosses
VAR 2 bossed
VAR 3 bossed
VAR 4 bossing
DEF = to be the person in control (of); give orders (to)
EX 1 Tom likes to boss (younger children) (about)
LEMMA boss
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosses
VAR 2 bossed
VAR 3 bossed
VAR 4 bossing
DEF = to be the person in control (of); give orders (to)
EX 1 Tom likes to boss (younger children) (about)
LEMMA boss
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bosses
VAR 2 bossed
VAR 3 bossed
VAR 4 bossing
DEF = to be the person in control (of); give orders (to)
EX 1 Tom likes to boss (younger children) (about)
LEMMA botanize
POS v
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 botanizes
VAR 2 botanized
VAR 3 botanized
VAR 4 botanizing
DEF = to study plant life and collect examples of plants
EX 1 to botanize in Ecuador
LEMMA botanize
POS v
FIELD1 bo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 botanizes
VAR 2 botanized
VAR 3 botanized
VAR 4 botanizing
DEF = to travel into (a place) in order to do this
EX 1 to botanize Ecuador
LEMMA botch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 botches
VAR 2 botched
VAR 3 botched
VAR 4 botching
DEF = to do (something) badly; esp. to repair (something) badly
EX 1 I tried to cook a nice dinner, but I'm afraid I've rather botched it (up). a botched job
LEMMA botch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 botches
VAR 2 botched
VAR 3 botched
VAR 4 botching
DEF = to do (something) badly; esp. to repair (something) badly
EX 1 I tried to cook a nice dinner, but I'm afraid I've rather botched it (up). a botched job
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = to cause to be nervous; annoy or trouble, esp. in little ways
EX 1 I'm busy: don't bother me. That's what bothers me most
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = (in polite expressions) to cause inconvenience to
EX 1 I'm sorry to bother you, but can you tell me the time?
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = to cause inconvenience to oneself; trouble oneself
EX 1 Don't bother with/about it
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = to cause inconvenience to oneself; trouble oneself
EX 1 Don't bother with/about it
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = to cause inconvenience to oneself; trouble oneself
EX 1 Don't bother with/about it
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = euph derog (used for adding force to expressions of displeasure)
EX 1 Bother! I've missed my train! Bother the lot of you! Go away at once!
LEMMA bother
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bothers
VAR 2 bothered
VAR 3 bothered
VAR 4 bothering
DEF = euph derog (used for adding force to expressions of displeasure)
EX 1 Bother! I've missed my train! Bother the lot of you! Go away at once!
LEMMA bottle
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 bottles
VAR 2 bottled
VAR 3 bottled
VAR 4 bottling
DEF = to put into one or more bottles
EX 1 an apparatus for bottling wine
LEMMA bottle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bottles
VAR 2 bottled
VAR 3 bottled
VAR 4 bottling
DEF = to preserve in bottles as by heating
EX 1 bottled fruit
LEMMA bottle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bottles
VAR 2 bottled
VAR 3 bottled
VAR 4 bottling
DEF = to preserve in bottles as by heating
EX 1 bottled fruit
LEMMA bottle-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 bottle-feeds
VAR 2 bottle-feeded
VAR 3 bottle-feeded
VAR 4 bottle-feeding
DEF = to feed (as a baby) with a bottle, rather than with the breast
EX 1 She is against bottle-feeding (babies). a bottle-fed baby
LEMMA bottle-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 bottle-feeds
VAR 2 bottle-feeded
VAR 3 bottle-feeded
VAR 4 bottle-feeding
DEF = to feed (as a baby) with a bottle, rather than with the breast
EX 1 She is against bottle-feeding (babies). a bottle-fed baby
LEMMA bottle-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 bottle-feeds
VAR 2 bottle-feeded
VAR 3 bottle-feeded
VAR 4 bottle-feeding
DEF = to feed (as a baby) with a bottle, rather than with the breast
EX 1 She is against bottle-feeding (babies). a bottle-fed baby
LEMMA bottle up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottles
VAR 2 bottled
VAR 3 bottled
VAR 4 bottling
DEF = to control in an unhealthy way
EX 1 Bottling up your feelings leads to trouble
LEMMA bottom out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
VAR 2 bottomed
VAR 3 bottomed
VAR 4 bottoming
DEF = to be at its lowest position
EX 1 The valley bottomed out by the river
LEMMA bottom out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bottoms
VAR 2 bottomed
VAR 3 bottomed
VAR 4 bottoming
DEF = to reach the lowest point before rising again
EX 1 House prices bottomed out in 1974
LEMMA bounce
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = (of a ball) to spring back or up again from the ground to cause (a ball) to do this
EX 1
LEMMA bounce
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = (of a ball) to spring back or up again from the ground to cause (a ball) to do this
EX 1
LEMMA bounce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = to (cause to) jump or spring up and down like a ball; (cause to) move with a springing movement, often angrily or noisily
EX 1 She bounced out of the house and never came back. She bounced the baby (on her knee)
LEMMA bounce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = to (cause to) jump or spring up and down like a ball; (cause to) move with a springing movement, often angrily or noisily
EX 1 She bounced out of the house and never came back. She bounced the baby (on her knee)
LEMMA bounce
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = sl (of a cheque) to be returned by a bank as worthless
EX 1
LEMMA bounce back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounces
VAR 2 bounced
VAR 3 bounced
VAR 4 bouncing
DEF = to improve after one's feelings have been hurt
EX 1
LEMMA bound
POS v
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 bounds
VAR 2 bounded
VAR 3 bounded
VAR 4 bounding
DEF = to mark the edges of; keep within a certain space
EX 1 The US is bounded on the north by Canada and on the south by Mexico
LEMMA bound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounds
VAR 2 bounded
VAR 3 bounded
VAR 4 bounding
DEF = to jump or LEAP@1
EX 1 He bounded away
LEMMA bound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bounds
VAR 2 bounded
VAR 3 bounded
VAR 4 bounding
DEF = to spring or BOUNCE@1 back from a surface
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to bend forward the upper part of the body to show respect or yielding
EX 1 Everyone bowed as the Queen walked into the room. (fig.) We must bow to fate and accept what cannot be avoided
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to bend forward the upper part of the body to show respect or yielding
EX 1 Everyone bowed as the Queen walked into the room. (fig.) We must bow to fate and accept what cannot be avoided
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to express (something) in this way
EX 1 He bowed his thanks
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to lead while doing this
EX 1 He bowed me to the door. He bowed them out (of the room)
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to bend (esp. the head)
EX 1 The guilty man bowed his head in shame
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = tech to bend or curve
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to play (a piece of music) on a musical instrument with a BOW@3 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bow
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to play (a piece of music) on a musical instrument with a BOW@3 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bowdlerize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowdlerizes
VAR 2 bowdlerized
VAR 3 bowdlerized
VAR 4 bowdlerizing
DEF = to remove from (a book, play, etc.) those parts considered unfit for children or ladies
EX 1 This dictionary has not been bowdlerized
LEMMA bowdlerize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowdlerizes
VAR 2 bowdlerized
VAR 3 bowdlerized
VAR 4 bowdlerizing
DEF = to remove from (a book, play, etc.) those parts considered unfit for children or ladies
EX 1 This dictionary has not been bowdlerized
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to roll (a ball) in the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1 He bowls (the ball) very fast
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to roll (a ball) in the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1 He bowls (the ball) very fast
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to roll (a ball) in the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1 He bowls (the ball) very fast
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to obtain by doing this
EX 1 He bowled 300 last night!
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to play the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1 He goes bowling every Saturday
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to play the games of BOWLS or BOWLING
EX 1 He goes bowling every Saturday
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to throw (the ball) towards the hitter (BATSMAN) by swinging the arm above the head without bending the elbow
EX 1 He bowled the first ball too wide
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to throw (the ball) towards the hitter (BATSMAN) by swinging the arm above the head without bending the elbow
EX 1 He bowled the first ball too wide
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to throw (the ball) towards the hitter (BATSMAN) by swinging the arm above the head without bending the elbow
EX 1 He bowled the first ball too wide
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to be the person who throws the ball in this way
EX 1 He bowls for the Nottingham team
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to be the person who throws the ball in this way
EX 1 He bowls for the Nottingham team
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = (in cricket) to force (a BATSMAN) to leave the field by hitting the WICKET behind him with a ball thrown in this way
EX 1 He bowled his man (out) with the very first ball!
LEMMA bowl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to cause to roll
EX 1 The wind bowled his hat down the street
LEMMA bowl along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to move smoothly (and often quickly) along
EX 1 Work is bowling along nicely now
LEMMA bowl over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to knock (someone) down by running
EX 1 Someone ran round the corner and nearly bowled me over
LEMMA bowl over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bowls
VAR 2 bowled
VAR 3 bowled
VAR 4 bowling
DEF = to give a great surprise to (someone)
EX 1 Your sudden news has quite bowled me over
LEMMA bow out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to leave, or stop doing something
EX 1 The old leader decided to bow out now instead of fighting to keep his position
LEMMA bow to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to yield to
EX 1 I bow to your opinion, and will take your advice
LEMMA bow to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bows
VAR 2 bowed
VAR 3 bowed
VAR 4 bowing
DEF = to obey
EX 1
LEMMA box
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to put in one or more boxes
EX 1 The oranges were boxed and sent off quickly
LEMMA box
POS v
FIELD1 6y
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to fight (someone) with the closed hands (FISTs)
EX 1 John and Paul boxed (with) each other
LEMMA box
POS v
FIELD1 6y
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to fight (someone) with the closed hands (FISTs)
EX 1 John and Paul boxed (with) each other
LEMMA box
POS v
FIELD1 6y
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to fight (someone) with the closed hands (FISTs)
EX 1 John and Paul boxed (with) each other
LEMMA box and cox
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 Boxes
VAR 2 Boxed
VAR 3 Boxed
VAR 4 Boxing
DEF = to take turns in doing something
EX 1
LEMMA box in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to enclose in a small space
EX 1 Living in that small flat in the middle of all those high buildings, she feels boxed in
LEMMA box off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = to separate by putting into an enclosed space
EX 1 Each of us is boxed off (from the others) in his own little office. (fig.) He keeps those 2 very different ideas boxed off from each other in his mind
LEMMA box up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = infml to keep quiet
EX 1
LEMMA box up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 boxes
VAR 2 boxed
VAR 3 boxed
VAR 4 boxing
DEF = BOX IN
EX 1
LEMMA boycott
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 boycotts
VAR 2 boycotted
VAR 3 boycotted
VAR 4 boycotting
DEF = (usu. of a group of people) to refuse to do business with
EX 1 They're boycotting the shop because the people who work there aren't allowed to join a union
LEMMA boycott
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 boycotts
VAR 2 boycotted
VAR 3 boycotted
VAR 4 boycotting
DEF = to refuse to attend or take part in
EX 1 to boycott a meeting
LEMMA brace
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to make stronger
EX 1 Let's brace this wall!
LEMMA brace
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to provide or support with a brace
EX 1 His weak back was heavily braced
LEMMA brace
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to put or set firmly
EX 1 He braced his foot against the edge of the wall
LEMMA brace
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to prepare (oneself), usu. for something unpleasant or difficult
EX 1 Brace yourself for the shock!
LEMMA brace up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to (cause to) have more courage, spirit, and cheerfulness
EX 1
LEMMA brace up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braces
VAR 2 braced
VAR 3 braced
VAR 4 bracing
DEF = to (cause to) have more courage, spirit, and cheerfulness
EX 1
LEMMA bracket
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 brackets
VAR 2 bracketed
VAR 3 bracketed
VAR 4 bracketing
DEF = to enclose in BRACKETs@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bracket
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brackets
VAR 2 bracketed
VAR 3 bracketed
VAR 4 bracketing
DEF = to regard as belonging together
EX 1 Don't bracket Smith and Jones (together): they're really very different
LEMMA brag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brags
VAR 2 bragged
VAR 3 bragged
VAR 4 bragging
DEF = to speak in praise of oneself, perhaps falsely; BOAST@2 (1,2)
EX 1 Don't brag! He bragged of having won first prize 10 years ago/bragged that he had won first prize
LEMMA brag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brags
VAR 2 bragged
VAR 3 bragged
VAR 4 bragging
DEF = to speak in praise of oneself, perhaps falsely; BOAST@2 (1,2)
EX 1 Don't brag! He bragged of having won first prize 10 years ago/bragged that he had won first prize
LEMMA brag
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brags
VAR 2 bragged
VAR 3 bragged
VAR 4 bragging
DEF = to speak in praise of oneself, perhaps falsely; BOAST@2 (1,2)
EX 1 Don't brag! He bragged of having won first prize 10 years ago/bragged that he had won first prize
LEMMA braid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braids
VAR 2 braided
VAR 3 braided
VAR 4 braiding
DEF = esp. AmE to twist together into one string or band; PLAIT@2
EX 1 She braided her hair neatly
LEMMA braid
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braids
VAR 2 braided
VAR 3 braided
VAR 4 braiding
DEF = to ornament with an edging of BRAID@2 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA brain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brains
VAR 2 brained
VAR 3 brained
VAR 4 braining
DEF = to kill by knocking out the BRAINS of
EX 1 He brained his enemy with one blow
LEMMA brain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brains
VAR 2 brained
VAR 3 brained
VAR 4 braining
DEF = infml to hit hard on the head
EX 1
LEMMA braise
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 braises
VAR 2 braised
VAR 3 braised
VAR 4 braising
DEF = to cook (meat) slowly in fat and a little liquid in a covered dish
EX 1
LEMMA brake
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brakes
VAR 2 braked
VAR 3 braked
VAR 4 braking
DEF = to cause to slow or stop (or as if by) a BRAKE@1
EX 1 to brake a car
LEMMA brake
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brakes
VAR 2 braked
VAR 3 braked
VAR 4 braking
DEF = to use a BRAKE@1
EX 1 He braked suddenly
LEMMA branch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
VAR 2 branched
VAR 3 branched
VAR 4 branching
DEF = to become divided into branches
EX 1 Follow the main road until it branches, and then turn to the right
LEMMA branch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
VAR 2 branched
VAR 3 branched
VAR 4 branching
DEF = to form such a division
EX 1 Follow the main road to the end, and then take the road that branches (off) to the right
LEMMA branch out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 branches
VAR 2 branched
VAR 3 branched
VAR 4 branching
DEF = to add to the range of one's activities
EX 1 The book firm has decided to branch out into selling music and records
LEMMA brand
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
VAR 2 branded
VAR 3 branded
VAR 4 branding
DEF = to mark by or as if by burning, esp. to show ownership
EX 1 Farmer Brown's cattle are branded with the letter B
LEMMA brand
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
VAR 2 branded
VAR 3 branded
VAR 4 branding
DEF = (of bad experiences) to leave a mark on
EX 1 These bad experiences have branded him for life
LEMMA brand
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
VAR 2 branded
VAR 3 branded
VAR 4 branding
DEF = to give a lasting bad name to
EX 1 Those people/Those actions have branded him a thief
LEMMA brand as
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brands
VAR 2 branded
VAR 3 branded
VAR 4 branding
DEF = BRAND@2 (3)
EX 1 They have branded him as a thief
LEMMA brandy
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brandies
VAR 2 brandied
VAR 3 brandied
VAR 4 brandying
DEF = to preserve (certain fruits) in BRANDY@1
EX 1 brandied PEACHes
LEMMA brandy
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brandies
VAR 2 brandied
VAR 3 brandied
VAR 4 brandying
DEF = to preserve (certain fruits) in BRANDY@1
EX 1 brandied PEACHes
LEMMA brave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 braves
VAR 2 braved
VAR 3 braved
VAR 4 braving
DEF = to meet (danger, pain, or trouble) without showing fear
EX 1 He braved his father's displeasure by marrying the girl
LEMMA brawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brawls
VAR 2 brawled
VAR 3 brawled
VAR 4 brawling
DEF = to take part in a BRAWL@2
EX 1
LEMMA bray
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 brays
VAR 2 brayed
VAR 3 brayed
VAR 4 braying
DEF = to make the sound that a donkey makes
EX 1 (fig.) The horns made a braying noise
LEMMA breach
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaches
VAR 2 breached
VAR 3 breached
VAR 4 breaching
DEF = to break an opening in; break through
EX 1
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) separate into parts suddenly or violently, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 to break a window/a leg The rope broke when they were climbing. The window broke into pieces
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) separate into parts suddenly or violently, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 to break a window/a leg The rope broke when they were climbing. The window broke into pieces
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become separated from the main part suddenly or violently, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 to break a branch off a tree A large piece of ice broke away from the main mass
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become separated from the main part suddenly or violently, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 to break a branch off a tree A large piece of ice broke away from the main mass
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become unusable by damage to one or more parts
EX 1 He broke his wristwatch by dropping it. This machine is broken and must be repaired
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become unusable by damage to one or more parts
EX 1 He broke his wristwatch by dropping it. This machine is broken and must be repaired
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become, suddenly or violently
EX 1 The prisoner broke free/loose. The box broke open when it fell. They broke the door down
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become, suddenly or violently
EX 1 The prisoner broke free/loose. The box broke open when it fell. They broke the door down
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to open the surface of
EX 1 to break the skin/the soil
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to disobey; not keep; not act in accordance with
EX 1 to break the law/a promise
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to force a way (into, out of, or through)
EX 1 He broke into the shop and stole L100
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to bring under control
EX 1 to break a horse/a child's spirit
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to do better than
EX 1 to break a record in sports
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to ruin
EX 1 If that young man tries to marry my daughter, I'll break him!
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to destroy as an effective force
EX 1 We broke the enemy at the battle of Harlow Fields
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to make known (esp. something bad)
EX 1 Break the bad news to him gently, please
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to interrupt (an activity)
EX 1 We broke our journey to Rome at Venice. The bushes will break his fall. Let's break for a meal and begin again afterwards. The red flowers break the green of the picture
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to interrupt (an activity)
EX 1 We broke our journey to Rome at Venice. The bushes will break his fall. Let's break for a meal and begin again afterwards. The red flowers break the green of the picture
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 to break the silence with a cry. The cold weather at last broke at the end of March
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 to break the silence with a cry. The cold weather at last broke at the end of March
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to come esp. suddenly into being or notice
EX 1 as day breaks The storm broke. The news broke
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to fail as a result of pressure from inside or outside
EX 1 His health broke. He may break under continuous questioning
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) change suddenly in direction, level, loudness, etc.
EX 1 The ball broke away from the person trying to hit it. His voice broke with strong feeling/when he was 15 years old
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) change suddenly in direction, level, loudness, etc.
EX 1 The ball broke away from the person trying to hit it. His voice broke with strong feeling/when he was 15 years old
LEMMA break
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to discover the secret of
EX 1 She broke their CODE (=secret writing). The police broke the case and caught the criminal
LEMMA break away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to escape (from someone)
EX 1 The criminal broke away from the 2 policemen who were holding him
LEMMA break away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to cease (often political or religious) connection with, or loyalty or obedience to
EX 1 Modern music has broken away from 18th-century rules
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to destroy (something); reduce to pieces
EX 1 The police broke the door down. The old cars were broken down for their metal and parts
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) be defeated
EX 1 The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition. His opposition broke down
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) be defeated
EX 1 The police tried to break down the prisoner's opposition. His opposition broke down
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = (of machinery) to fail to work
EX 1 The car broke down
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to fail
EX 1 The peace talks have broken down
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = (of a person) to lose control of one's feelings
EX 1 Peter broke down and wept when his mother died
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) have a chemical change
EX 1 Chemicals in the body break down our food into useful substances
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) have a chemical change
EX 1 Chemicals in the body break down our food into useful substances
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) separate into different kinds or divide into types
EX 1 The figures must be broken down into several lists
LEMMA break down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) separate into different kinds or divide into types
EX 1 The figures must be broken down into several lists
LEMMA break even
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to do business without making either a profit or a loss
EX 1
LEMMA breakfast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breakfasts
VAR 2 breakfasted
VAR 3 breakfasted
VAR 4 breakfasting
DEF = to eat breakfast
EX 1 We breakfasted early (on orange juice, eggs, and coffee)
LEMMA break in
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to enter a building by force
EX 1 He broke in and stole my money
LEMMA break in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to interrupt
EX 1 He broke in with some ideas of his own
LEMMA break in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to bring under control; teach (a horse) to obey; help (someone) to become accustomed to work
EX 1 When horses are about 6 months old, they have to be broken in. 2 weeks in the new office should be enough to break you in
LEMMA break in on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to interrupt
EX 1 break in on someone's dreams/thoughts
LEMMA break into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = also burst into_ to enter by force
EX 1 to break into a house
LEMMA break into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to interrupt
EX 1 to break into a conversation to break into the afternoon
LEMMA break into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = also burst into_ to begin suddenly to give voice to
EX 1 to break into song/laughter
LEMMA break into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to begin suddenly
EX 1 break into a run
LEMMA break into
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to use part of, unwillingly
EX 1 to break into the money one has saved
LEMMA break of
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to cure (someone) of (a habit)
EX 1 Doctors keep trying to break him of smoking/of his dependence on the drug
LEMMA break off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) end
EX 1 Those 2 countries have broken off relations (with each other) again. He broke off (speaking) to answer the telephone. Let's break off (work) and have some tea
LEMMA break off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) end
EX 1 Those 2 countries have broken off relations (with each other) again. He broke off (speaking) to answer the telephone. Let's break off (work) and have some tea
LEMMA break off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) end
EX 1 Those 2 countries have broken off relations (with each other) again. He broke off (speaking) to answer the telephone. Let's break off (work) and have some tea
LEMMA break off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become separated from the main part with suddenness or violence, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 He broke off a branch and gave it to me. A branch broke off (the tree) and I picked it up
LEMMA break off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) become separated from the main part with suddenness or violence, but not by cutting or tearing
EX 1 He broke off a branch and gave it to me. A branch broke off (the tree) and I picked it up
LEMMA break out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to begin suddenly
EX 1 War/A fire broke out
LEMMA break out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to show or give voice to, suddenly
EX 1 His face broke out in spots. She broke out in curses
LEMMA break out
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to escape (from)
EX 1 to break out of prison
LEMMA break out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to open, unfold, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to appear
EX 1 It was a cloudy day, but the sun at last broke through
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to make a new discovery that will lead to other discoveries
EX 1 Scientists hope to break through soon in their fight against heart disease
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to advance in spite of opposition
EX 1
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = a discovery of this sort
EX 1 an important medical breakthrough
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to advance in spite of opposition
EX 1
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ml
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to force a way through
EX 1 Have our soldiers broken through the enemy's defences yet? The sun broke through the clouds
LEMMA break through
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to conquer, by discoveries
EX 1 Scientists have recently broken through another BARRIER to knowledge
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) divide into smaller pieces
EX 1 Freezing weather will break up the soil
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 go
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) divide into smaller pieces
EX 1 Freezing weather will break up the soil
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = tech to take (a ship) apart; DISMANTLE tech (of a ship) to be destroyed
EX 1 The ship broke up on the rocks
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = tech to take (a ship) apart; DISMANTLE tech (of a ship) to be destroyed
EX 1 The ship broke up on the rocks
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 The police broke up the fight. The party broke up when the police arrived. Their marriage broke up
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 The police broke up the fight. The party broke up when the police arrived. Their marriage broke up
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to cease to be together
EX 1 The crowd broke up
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = BrE (of a school or pupil) to begin the holidays
EX 1 When does your school break up? We break up early this year
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = also split up_ to separate
EX 1 What will happen to the children if Jim and Mary break up?
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) suffer severe anxiety and pain
EX 1 The bad news will break him up. He may break up under all this trouble
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to (cause to) suffer severe anxiety and pain
EX 1 The bad news will break him up. He may break up under all this trouble
LEMMA break up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = AmE to amuse greatly
EX 1 His funny story really broke me up
LEMMA break with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breaks
VAR 2 broke
VAR 3 broken
VAR 4 breaking
DEF = to cease one's connection with
EX 1 to break with one's former friends/with old ideas
LEMMA breast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breasts
VAR 2 breasted
VAR 3 breasted
VAR 4 breasting
DEF = lit to stand up fearlessly against
EX 1 We must breast the storms of life
LEMMA breast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breasts
VAR 2 breasted
VAR 3 breasted
VAR 4 breasting
DEF = fml to meet and push aside with one's chest
EX 1 The winner of the race breasted the TAPE@1 (2). (fig.) The ship breasted the waves
LEMMA breast-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breast-feeds
VAR 2 breast-feeded
VAR 3 breast-feeded
VAR 4 breast-feeding
DEF = to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast, not from a bottle
EX 1 Are breast-fed babies really happier?
LEMMA breast-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breast-feeds
VAR 2 breast-feeded
VAR 3 breast-feeded
VAR 4 breast-feeding
DEF = to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast, not from a bottle
EX 1 Are breast-fed babies really happier?
LEMMA breast-feed
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 breast-feeds
VAR 2 breast-feeded
VAR 3 breast-feeded
VAR 4 breast-feeding
DEF = to feed (a baby) with milk from the breast, not from a bottle
EX 1 Are breast-fed babies really happier?
LEMMA breathalyse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathalyses
VAR 2 breathalysed
VAR 3 breathalysed
VAR 4 breathalysing
DEF = to test (a driver) with a BREATHALYSER
EX 1
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to take into (and send out of) the lungs (air, gas, etc.)
EX 1 It's healthy to breathe deeply. He became ill after breathing coal dust for many years
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to take into (and send out of) the lungs (air, gas, etc.)
EX 1 It's healthy to breathe deeply. He became ill after breathing coal dust for many years
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = lit to live
EX 1 I shall love you as long as I breathe!
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to say softly or whisper
EX 1 He breathed a prayer/a warning/words of love into her ear
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to give or send out (a smell, a feeling, etc.)
EX 1 The new general was able to breathe courage/new life into the army. (fig.) He really breathes fire when he gets angry!
LEMMA breathe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = (of flowers, wine, cloth, etc.) to take in air
EX 1 Open the wine so that it can breathe before we drink it
LEMMA breathe in
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to take (air, gas, etc.) into the lungs
EX 1 Lie down on your back and breathe in, Mr. Jones. Good, good. He became ill after breathing in a lot of coal dust
LEMMA breathe in
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to take (air, gas, etc.) into the lungs
EX 1 Lie down on your back and breathe in, Mr. Jones. Good, good. He became ill after breathing in a lot of coal dust
LEMMA breathe in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to listen to closely, with great interest
EX 1 She breathed in every word he was saying
LEMMA breathe out
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 breathes
VAR 2 breathed
VAR 3 breathed
VAR 4 breathing
DEF = to send air out of the lungs
EX 1
LEMMA breed
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeds
VAR 2 breeded
VAR 3 breeded
VAR 4 breeding
DEF = (of animals) to produce young
EX 1 Some animals will not breed when kept in cages. (fig.) (derog) Those people breed like rabbits
LEMMA breed
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 breeds
VAR 2 breeded
VAR 3 breeded
VAR 4 breeding
DEF = to keep (usu. animals or fish) for the purpose of producing young, esp. where the choice of parents is controlled
EX 1 He breeds cattle
LEMMA breed
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breeds
VAR 2 breeded
VAR 3 breeded
VAR 4 breeding
DEF = to train; educate; cause to develop; bring up
EX 1 Northern countries breed people who can live in cold weather
LEMMA breed
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breeds
VAR 2 breeded
VAR 3 breeded
VAR 4 breeding
DEF = to cause or be the beginning of
EX 1 Flies in foodshops breed disease
LEMMA breeze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breezes
VAR 2 breezed
VAR 3 breezed
VAR 4 breezing
DEF = to move swiftly and unceremoniously
EX 1 He just breezed in, asked me to lend him L50, and, when I said "no", breezed out again! She breezed along, smiling at everyone
LEMMA breeze through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 breezes
VAR 2 breezed
VAR 3 breezed
VAR 4 breezing
DEF = to go through or pass easily
EX 1 She breezed through that difficult book with no trouble at all! You should breeze through the examination if you know the subject well
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = to make (beer)
EX 1
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 bw
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = to make (beer)
EX 1
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = to mix (tea or coffee) with hot water and prepare for drinking (of tea or coffee) to become ready for drinking after being mixed with hot water
EX 1
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = to mix (tea or coffee) with hot water and prepare for drinking (of tea or coffee) to become ready for drinking after being mixed with hot water
EX 1
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = to prepare (esp. something bad)
EX 1 He's brewing some sort of trouble for us all
LEMMA brew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brews
VAR 2 brewed
VAR 3 brewed
VAR 4 brewing
DEF = (esp. of something bad) to be in preparation or ready to happen; develop
EX 1 Trouble/A storm was brewing
LEMMA bribe
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bribes
VAR 2 bribed
VAR 3 bribed
VAR 4 bribing
DEF = to influence unfairly (esp. someone in a position of trust) by favours or gifts
EX 1 He bribed the policeman (to let him go free/into letting him go free). (fig.) The child was bribed with a piece of cake to go to bed quietly
LEMMA bribe
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bribes
VAR 2 bribed
VAR 3 bribed
VAR 4 bribing
DEF = to influence unfairly (esp. someone in a position of trust) by favours or gifts
EX 1 He bribed the policeman (to let him go free/into letting him go free). (fig.) The child was bribed with a piece of cake to go to bed quietly
LEMMA bribe
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bribes
VAR 2 bribed
VAR 3 bribed
VAR 4 bribing
DEF = to influence unfairly (esp. someone in a position of trust) by favours or gifts
EX 1 He bribed the policeman (to let him go free/into letting him go free). (fig.) The child was bribed with a piece of cake to go to bed quietly
LEMMA bribe
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bribes
VAR 2 bribed
VAR 3 bribed
VAR 4 bribing
DEF = to get or make in this way
EX 1 He bribed himself/his way onto the committee
LEMMA brick over
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bricks
VAR 2 bricked
VAR 3 bricked
VAR 4 bricking
DEF = to cover completely with bricks
EX 1 In former times, people bricked over some of their windows to avoid the window tax
LEMMA brick up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bricks
VAR 2 bricked
VAR 3 bricked
VAR 4 bricking
DEF = also brick in_ to fill completely with bricks
EX 1 They've bricked up the space between the 2 rooms
LEMMA brick up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bricks
VAR 2 bricked
VAR 3 bricked
VAR 4 bricking
DEF = to enclose behind a wall of bricks
EX 1 When he'd murdered his wife, he bricked her body up in the kitchen
LEMMA bridge
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bridges
VAR 2 bridged
VAR 3 bridged
VAR 4 bridging
DEF = to build a bridge across
EX 1 to bridge a river
LEMMA bridge over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bridges
VAR 2 bridged
VAR 3 bridged
VAR 4 bridging
DEF = to find a way to deal with, at least for a short time
EX 1 to bridge over someone's difficulties
LEMMA bridge over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bridges
VAR 2 bridged
VAR 3 bridged
VAR 4 bridging
DEF = to help (someone) at least for a short time
EX 1 This money should bridge you over till next month
LEMMA bridle
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bridles
VAR 2 bridled
VAR 3 bridled
VAR 4 bridling
DEF = to put a BRIDLE@1 on
EX 1 When the horse has been bridled we can start the journey
LEMMA bridle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bridles
VAR 2 bridled
VAR 3 bridled
VAR 4 bridling
DEF = to hold back; bring under control
EX 1 Bridle your tongue and be more careful what you say
LEMMA bridle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bridles
VAR 2 bridled
VAR 3 bridled
VAR 4 bridling
DEF = to show anger or displeasure, esp. by making a proud upward movement of the head and body
EX 1 I asked her to do it, but she bridled (with anger) (at the suggestion)
LEMMA brief
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 briefs
VAR 2 briefed
VAR 3 briefed
VAR 4 briefing
DEF = to give last instructions or necessary information to
EX 1 to brief a bombing pilot and his men before the attack. Before the meeting, let me brief you on what to expect
LEMMA brighten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brightens
VAR 2 brightened
VAR 3 brightened
VAR 4 brightening
DEF = to (cause to) become bright
EX 1 The day/The future is brightening (up). She has brightened (up) my whole life
LEMMA brighten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brightens
VAR 2 brightened
VAR 3 brightened
VAR 4 brightening
DEF = to (cause to) become bright
EX 1 The day/The future is brightening (up). She has brightened (up) my whole life
LEMMA brim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brims
VAR 2 brimmed
VAR 3 brimmed
VAR 4 brimming
DEF = to be BRIMFUL
EX 1 Her eyes brimmed (over) with tears. a brimming cup of coffee
LEMMA brim over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brims
VAR 2 brimed
VAR 3 brimed
VAR 4 briming
DEF = to express a lot of (usu. a good feeling)
EX 1 brimming over (with joy)
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to come with or lead
EX 1 Bring me the book. Bring your friend to the party. Bring an answer. The prisoner was brought before the judge. The soldier's brave deeds brought him honour and glory. The beauty of the music brought tears to her eyes
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to come with or lead
EX 1 Bring me the book. Bring your friend to the party. Bring an answer. The prisoner was brought before the judge. The soldier's brave deeds brought him honour and glory. The beauty of the music brought tears to her eyes
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to come with or lead
EX 1 Bring me the book. Bring your friend to the party. Bring an answer. The prisoner was brought before the judge. The soldier's brave deeds brought him honour and glory. The beauty of the music brought tears to her eyes
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause or lead to
EX 1 Spring rains bring summer flowers. What brought you to do it? He could never bring himself to kill an animal or bird
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause or lead to
EX 1 Spring rains bring summer flowers. What brought you to do it? He could never bring himself to kill an animal or bird
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to sell or be sold for
EX 1 This old car will bring about L10. What/How much would a new car bring? The pictures he sells bring him L12,000 a year
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to sell or be sold for
EX 1 This old car will bring about L10. What/How much would a new car bring? The pictures he sells bring him L12,000 a year
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = law to make officially
EX 1 The policeman brought a charge against the fast driver. The neighbours brought a complaint against that noisy family
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to come
EX 1 Her cries brought the neighbours (running). One sad letter from his wife brought many offers of help/brought him crying home
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to come
EX 1 Her cries brought the neighbours (running). One sad letter from his wife brought many offers of help/brought him crying home
LEMMA bring
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to reach a certain state
EX 1 Bring them in/out/back/together. to bring something into being/into action/to an end to bring someone low (in defeat) to bring someone to his knees (in defeat)
LEMMA bring about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause
EX 1 Science has brought about many changes in our lives
LEMMA bring about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause
EX 1 Science has brought about many changes in our lives
LEMMA bring about
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also bring around, bring round_ to change the direction of (a boat) so as to face the opposite way
EX 1 If the wind changes, you'll have to bring the boat/her about
LEMMA bring around
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also bring over, bring round_ to persuade into a change of opinion
EX 1 We must bring him around to our point of view
LEMMA bring around
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING ABOUT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bring around
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING ROUND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to return or cause to return
EX 1 All library books must be brought back before June 20. If you go to the meeting, would you mind bringing me back? Bring us back our books, please. Bring us our books back, please
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to return or cause to return
EX 1 All library books must be brought back before June 20. If you go to the meeting, would you mind bringing me back? Bring us back our books, please. Bring us our books back, please
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to obtain and return with
EX 1 When you go to the post office, will you please bring me back some stamps? Will you please bring me some stamps back? Will you please bring some stamps back for me?
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to obtain and return with
EX 1 When you go to the post office, will you please bring me back some stamps? Will you please bring me some stamps back? Will you please bring some stamps back for me?
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to return to the mind
EX 1 The Beatles singing "Yesterday": that certainly brings back memories!
LEMMA bring back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to return (to health, existence, etc.)
EX 1 They want to bring back hanging as a punishment
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to fall or come down
EX 1 The pilot brought the plane down gently
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to fall or come down by force
EX 1 to bring down a plane with gunfire He brought the deer down with one shot
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to reduce (prices) to cause to reduce prices
EX 1 to bring the salesman down to a lower price
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to move (a figure) from one list to another, when dividing
EX 1 to bring down the next 2 figures
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to continue (from earlier to later times)
EX 1 To bring our story down to the present day . . .
LEMMA bring down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to reduce or lower (to)
EX 1 to bring someone down to your own level
LEMMA bring down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause (something bad) to happen to
EX 1 to bring down trouble/bring trouble down on the whole family
LEMMA bring forth
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce, esp. give birth to
EX 1 "Bring forth men children only" (Shakespeare, Macbeth)
LEMMA bring forward
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = (in BOOKKEEPING) to move to the top of a list of figures (the total at the bottom of an earlier page), before adding in the figures on the new page
EX 1 The total at the top of the page, is marked "brought forward"
LEMMA bring forward
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also put forward_ to bring nearer the time of
EX 1 The election will be brought forward to June, as so many people are on holiday in July
LEMMA bring forward
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to introduce; suggest
EX 1 A plan was brought forward to allow workers to share in the profits
LEMMA bring forward
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce (esp. something not material)
EX 1 Can the prisoner bring forward any proof of his story?
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce as profit or earnings; earn
EX 1 The sale brought (us) in over L200. The boys are bringing in L60 a week
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce as profit or earnings; earn
EX 1 The sale brought (us) in over L200. The boys are bringing in L60 a week
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to introduce
EX 1 to bring in a BILL@3 (in Parliament) to bring in a new fashion
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to ask (someone) to come to one's help
EX 1 to bring in experienced people to advise
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to ask (someone) to come to one's help
EX 1 to bring in experienced people to advise
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to give a decision in court
EX 1 to bring in a VERDICT of guilty or not guilty
LEMMA bring in
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to take to a police station
EX 1 The policeman brought in 2 boys whom he had caught stealing
LEMMA bring into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause (an activity or condition) to start
EX 1 to bring (something) into being/into play/into force
LEMMA bring off
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to take (usu. a person) from a dangerous place
EX 1 to bring off the shipwrecked sailors
LEMMA bring off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to succeed in (something difficult)
EX 1 to bring off a big business deal
LEMMA bring on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause
EX 1 Going out in the rain brought on a fever
LEMMA bring on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to advance, grow, or come earlier
EX 1 This warm weather should bring on the crops
LEMMA bring on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to help or improve
EX 1 More study should bring on your English. More study should bring you on in English
LEMMA bring on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause (something, usu. unpleasant) to happen to (esp. oneself)
EX 1 You've brought the trouble on yourself
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce
EX 1 to bring out a new kind of soap
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to produce
EX 1 to bring out a new kind of soap
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also draw out_ to cause to develop; cause to be seen
EX 1 Difficulties can bring out a person's best qualities. to bring out the meaning to bring out the worst in someone
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also draw out_ to encourage, esp. to encourage to talk
EX 1 Mary is very quiet: try to bring her out at the party
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to stop working for a purpose (STRIKE@1)
EX 1 We'll bring the workers out for more pay
LEMMA bring out
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = becoming rare to introduce (usu. a young lady) into the social life of a great city
EX 1
LEMMA bring over
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = (on a boat) to cause (sails) to swing to the other side
EX 1
LEMMA bring over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING AROUND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bring round
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also bring to_ to cause to regain consciousness
EX 1 Peter has fainted: try to bring him round
LEMMA bring round
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause (a boat or ship) to face the opposite way
EX 1 They brought the boat/her round
LEMMA bring round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING ABOUT (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bring round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING AROUND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bring through
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to save the life of (someone very ill)
EX 1 Can the doctor bring Mother through?
LEMMA bring through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to save (someone) from
EX 1 The doctor brought Mother through a serious illness. The people's courage brought them through the war
LEMMA bring to
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also bring up_ to cause a ship or boat to stop also bring up_ (of a ship or boat) to stop
EX 1
LEMMA bring to
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = also bring up_ to cause a ship or boat to stop also bring up_ (of a ship or boat) to stop
EX 1
LEMMA bring to
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING ROUND (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bring together
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause (esp. a man and a woman) to meet
EX 1 I'm so glad to have been the means of bringing you 2 together _you are so right for each other!
LEMMA bring under
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to control and defeat, usu. by political force
EX 1 Those who oppose our wishes will be brought under
LEMMA bring under
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to include in a type
EX 1 We can bring your suggestions under several headings
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to educate and care for in the family until grown-up
EX 1 to bring up children
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to raise or introduce (a subject)
EX 1 to bring up the question of
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = esp. BrE to be sick; VOMIT@2 (one's food)
EX 1
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = esp. BrE to be sick; VOMIT@2 (one's food)
EX 1
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to stop suddenly
EX 1 John was about to enter the room, when he was brought up short by a note on the door
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to arrive
EX 1 to bring up more soldiers
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = to cause to reach
EX 1 That brings the total up (to L200)
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = esp. BrE infml to speak severely to
EX 1 Mother is always bringing the boy up for his bad behaviour
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = HAVE UP
EX 1
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING TO
EX 1
LEMMA bring up
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = BRING TO
EX 1
LEMMA bring up against
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = [usu. pass.] to cause to meet (opposition)
EX 1 Things were working well when we were brought up against unexpected delays
LEMMA bring up against
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brings
VAR 2 brought
VAR 3 brought
VAR 4 bringing
DEF = [often pass.] to raise to the disadvantage of
EX 1 Your prison record may be brought up against you
LEMMA bristle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristles
VAR 2 bristled
VAR 3 bristled
VAR 4 bristling
DEF = (esp. of hair, fur, etc.) to stand up stiffly
EX 1 His hair bristled (up) with anger
LEMMA bristle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristles
VAR 2 bristled
VAR 3 bristled
VAR 4 bristling
DEF = (esp. of hair, fur, etc.) to stand up stiffly
EX 1 His hair bristled (up) with anger
LEMMA bristle with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristles
VAR 2 bristled
VAR 3 bristled
VAR 4 bristling
DEF = to show (as anger and/or a strong desire not to yield)
EX 1 He bristled with anger
LEMMA bristle with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bristles
VAR 2 bristled
VAR 3 bristled
VAR 4 bristling
DEF = to have plenty of (usu. something unpleasant)
EX 1 This job bristles with difficulties
LEMMA broach
POS v
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 zw
VAR 1 broaches
VAR 2 broached
VAR 3 broached
VAR 4 broaching
DEF = to open (an unopened bottle) tech to put a TAP in (a barrel) in order to draw off the liquid inside
EX 1
LEMMA broach
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broaches
VAR 2 broached
VAR 3 broached
VAR 4 broaching
DEF = to introduce as a subject of conversation (esp. in the phr. broach a/the subject)
EX 1 At last he broached the subject of their marriage (to her)
LEMMA broadcast
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadcasts
VAR 2 broadcasted
VAR 3 broadcasted
VAR 4 broadcasting
DEF = to make widely known
EX 1 to broadcast the news to all one's friends
LEMMA broadcast
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadcasts
VAR 2 broadcasted
VAR 3 broadcasted
VAR 4 broadcasting
DEF = to send out or give as a radio (or television) presentation
EX 1 The BBC will broadcast the news at 10 o'clock
LEMMA broadcast
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadcasts
VAR 2 broadcasted
VAR 3 broadcasted
VAR 4 broadcasting
DEF = to send out one or more radio (or television) presentations
EX 1 The BBC broadcasts every day
LEMMA broadcast
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 broadcasts
VAR 2 broadcasted
VAR 3 broadcasted
VAR 4 broadcasting
DEF = to speak or perform on radio (or perhaps television)
EX 1 He's broadcasting very often these days
LEMMA broaden
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadens
VAR 2 broadened
VAR 3 broadened
VAR 4 broadening
DEF = to (cause to) become broad or broader
EX 1 Travel broadens the mind. The river broadens (out) at this point
LEMMA broaden
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broadens
VAR 2 broadened
VAR 3 broadened
VAR 4 broadening
DEF = to (cause to) become broad or broader
EX 1 Travel broadens the mind. The river broadens (out) at this point
LEMMA brocade
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brocades
VAR 2 brocaded
VAR 3 brocaded
VAR 4 brocading
DEF = to ornament (cloth) with a raised pattern
EX 1
LEMMA brocade
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 brocades
VAR 2 brocaded
VAR 3 brocaded
VAR 4 brocading
DEF = to ornament (cloth) with a raised pattern
EX 1
LEMMA broil
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 broils
VAR 2 broiled
VAR 3 broiled
VAR 4 broiling
DEF = esp. AmE GRILL@1 (1) (esp. chicken, meat, or fish)
EX 1
LEMMA broil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broils
VAR 2 broiled
VAR 3 broiled
VAR 4 broiling
DEF = to (cause to) be very hot or too hot
EX 1 It's really broiling today! I'm broiling in this hot sun! I really got broiled beside the sea yesterday
LEMMA broil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broils
VAR 2 broiled
VAR 3 broiled
VAR 4 broiling
DEF = to (cause to) be very hot or too hot
EX 1 It's really broiling today! I'm broiling in this hot sun! I really got broiled beside the sea yesterday
LEMMA broil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broils
VAR 2 broiled
VAR 3 broiled
VAR 4 broiling
DEF = to (cause to) be very hot or too hot
EX 1 It's really broiling today! I'm broiling in this hot sun! I really got broiled beside the sea yesterday
LEMMA broil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broils
VAR 2 broiled
VAR 3 broiled
VAR 4 broiling
DEF = to (cause to) be very hot or too hot
EX 1 It's really broiling today! I'm broiling in this hot sun! I really got broiled beside the sea yesterday
LEMMA bronze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bronzes
VAR 2 bronzed
VAR 3 bronzed
VAR 4 bronzing
DEF = to give the appearance or colour of BRONZE@2 to
EX 1 bronzed by the sun
LEMMA brood
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
VAR 2 brooded
VAR 3 brooded
VAR 4 brooding
DEF = to sit on eggs as a hen does
EX 1
LEMMA brood
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
VAR 2 brooded
VAR 3 brooded
VAR 4 brooding
DEF = to continue to think angrily or sadly (about something bad)
EX 1 Don't just sit there brooding: do something!
LEMMA brood over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
VAR 2 brooded
VAR 3 brooded
VAR 4 brooding
DEF = also brood a.bout_ to think deeply, quietly, and long about
EX 1 She brooded over the plan, trying to find some mistake in it
LEMMA brood over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
VAR 2 brooded
VAR 3 brooded
VAR 4 brooding
DEF = also brood a.bout_ to continue to think angrily or sadly about
EX 1 Don't just sit there brooding over your troubles: do something!
LEMMA brood over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 broods
VAR 2 brooded
VAR 3 brooded
VAR 4 brooding
DEF = to hang closely over
EX 1 A thundercloud had been brooding over the hills all afternoon. Trouble seems to be brooding over this family
LEMMA brook
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brooks
VAR 2 brooked
VAR 3 brooked
VAR 4 brooking
DEF = to allow or accept without complaining; bear willingly
EX 1 He would brook no interruptions from his listeners. This important matter brooks no delay. We must talk about it now!
LEMMA browbeat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browbeats
VAR 2 browbeated
VAR 3 browbeated
VAR 4 browbeating
DEF = to cause to be afraid or force to obey by using fierce looks or words
EX 1 to browbeat someone (into doing something)
LEMMA browbeat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browbeats
VAR 2 browbeated
VAR 3 browbeated
VAR 4 browbeating
DEF = to cause to be afraid or force to obey by using fierce looks or words
EX 1 to browbeat someone (into doing something)
LEMMA brown
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browns
VAR 2 browned
VAR 3 browned
VAR 4 browning
DEF = to (cause to) become brown or browner
EX 1 browned by the sun This meat takes some time to brown properly when cooking
LEMMA brown
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browns
VAR 2 browned
VAR 3 browned
VAR 4 browning
DEF = to (cause to) become brown or browner
EX 1 browned by the sun This meat takes some time to brown properly when cooking
LEMMA brown off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browns
VAR 2 browned
VAR 3 browned
VAR 4 browning
DEF = to cause to lose interest and/or become angry
EX 1 Hearing him say that really browned me off. I'm really browned off
LEMMA brown off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 browns
VAR 2 browned
VAR 3 browned
VAR 4 browning
DEF = to cause to lose interest and/or become angry
EX 1 Hearing him say that really browned me off. I'm really browned off
LEMMA browse
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browses
VAR 2 browsed
VAR 3 browsed
VAR 4 browsing
DEF = to feed on young plants, grass, etc.
EX 1 cows browsing in the fields
LEMMA browse
POS v
FIELD1 en
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 browses
VAR 2 browsed
VAR 3 browsed
VAR 4 browsing
DEF = to read here and there in books, esp. for enjoyment
EX 1 to browse through/among someone's books
LEMMA bruise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bruises
VAR 2 bruised
VAR 3 bruised
VAR 4 bruising
DEF = to cause one or more BRUISEs@2 on
EX 1 She fell and bruised her knee. a bruised knee
LEMMA bruise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bruises
VAR 2 bruised
VAR 3 bruised
VAR 4 bruising
DEF = to show one or more BRUISEs@2
EX 1 Her skin/The skin of a soft fruit bruises easily
LEMMA bruit abroad
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bruits
VAR 2 bruited
VAR 3 bruited
VAR 4 bruiting
DEF = to mention to many people; make known widely
EX 1 It's been bruited abroad that you're going to get married
LEMMA bruit abroad
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bruits
VAR 2 bruited
VAR 3 bruited
VAR 4 bruiting
DEF = to mention to many people; make known widely
EX 1 It's been bruited abroad that you're going to get married
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to clean or smooth with a brush
EX 1 to brush one's coat/the floor/one's teeth/one's hair
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to remove with or as if with a brush
EX 1 to brush away a fly (with one's hand) to brush dirt off
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to put into the stated condition with or as if with a brush
EX 1 to brush one's teeth clean to brush a piece of paper off a table
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to put into the stated condition with or as if with a brush
EX 1 to brush one's teeth clean to brush a piece of paper off a table
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to pass lightly over or across (someone or something); touch lightly against (someone or something) in passing
EX 1 The light wind gently brushed his cheek. It brushed against/over/across his cheek
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to pass lightly over or across (someone or something); touch lightly against (someone or something) in passing
EX 1 The light wind gently brushed his cheek. It brushed against/over/across his cheek
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to pass lightly over or across (someone or something); touch lightly against (someone or something) in passing
EX 1 The light wind gently brushed his cheek. It brushed against/over/across his cheek
LEMMA brush
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to move lightly or carelessly
EX 1 I wanted to speak to her, but she just brushed past (me)
LEMMA brush aside
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to refuse to pay attention to
EX 1 to brush difficulties/opposition aside
LEMMA brush down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to remove dust and dirt from, with hands or brush
EX 1 to brush someone/oneself down
LEMMA brush off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to refuse to listen to or have a relationship with (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA brush off
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 cl
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to disappear or come off with brushing
EX 1 Don't worry: the dirt will brush off easily
LEMMA brush up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = to improve one's knowledge of (something known but partly forgotten) by study
EX 1 I must brush up my French before going to Paris
LEMMA brush up on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brushes
VAR 2 brushed
VAR 3 brushed
VAR 4 brushing
DEF = BRUSH UP
EX 1
LEMMA brutalize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 brutalizes
VAR 2 brutalized
VAR 3 brutalized
VAR 4 brutalizing
DEF = to make BRUTAL or unfeeling
EX 1
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = to form, produce, or rise as BUBBLEs@2
EX 1
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = to form, produce, or rise as BUBBLEs@2
EX 1
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = to make the sound of BUBBLEs@2 rising in liquid
EX 1 We could hear the pot bubbling (away) quietly on the fire
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = to make the sound of BUBBLEs@2 rising in liquid
EX 1 We could hear the pot bubbling (away) quietly on the fire
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = (usu. of women) to express a lot of a good feeling
EX 1 Mary was really bubbling (over) (with joy)
LEMMA bubble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bubbles
VAR 2 bubbled
VAR 3 bubbled
VAR 4 bubbling
DEF = (usu. of women) to express a lot of a good feeling
EX 1 Mary was really bubbling (over) (with joy)
LEMMA buck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = (esp. of a horse) to jump up with all 4 feet off the ground
EX 1 when they tried to ride the horse, it bucked wildly
LEMMA buck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = (esp. of a horse) to throw off (esp. a rider) by doing this
EX 1 The wild horse bucked its first rider off
LEMMA buck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = esp. AmE infml to oppose
EX 1 Don't try to buck every new tendency
LEMMA bucket
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckets
VAR 2 bucketed
VAR 3 bucketed
VAR 4 bucketing
DEF = infml BrE to rain very hard infml BrE (of rain) to fall very hard
EX 1 The rain's really bucketing down
LEMMA bucket
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckets
VAR 2 bucketed
VAR 3 bucketed
VAR 4 bucketing
DEF = to move very roughly and irregularly
EX 1 The car bucketed down the steep road
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled (up) his belt tightly. The belt buckled (up) easily. The 2 ends buckle (together) at the back. These new shoes tie up; those old ones buckle
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled (up) his belt tightly. The belt buckled (up) easily. The 2 ends buckle (together) at the back. These new shoes tie up; those old ones buckle
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled (up) his belt tightly. The belt buckled (up) easily. The 2 ends buckle (together) at the back. These new shoes tie up; those old ones buckle
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) fasten with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled (up) his belt tightly. The belt buckled (up) easily. The 2 ends buckle (together) at the back. These new shoes tie up; those old ones buckle
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a stated place with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled on his sword. The sword buckled on easily. He buckled himself into his seat
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a stated place with a BUCKLE@1
EX 1 He buckled on his sword. The sword buckled on easily. He buckled himself into his seat
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) become bent or wavy through heat, shock, pressure, etc.
EX 1 The shock buckled the wheel of my bicycle. The wheel buckled
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to (cause to) become bent or wavy through heat, shock, pressure, etc.
EX 1 The shock buckled the wheel of my bicycle. The wheel buckled
LEMMA buckle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to begin to yield
EX 1 The defenders buckled (under the attack) and in the end they ran away
LEMMA buckle down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to begin to work seriously (at)
EX 1 to buckle down to writing the book
LEMMA buckle to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buckles
VAR 2 buckled
VAR 3 buckled
VAR 4 buckling
DEF = to put effort into work
EX 1 If we all buckle to, we'll soon get the job done
LEMMA buck up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = to try to improve
EX 1 You'd better buck up your ideas
LEMMA buck up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = HURRY UP
EX 1
LEMMA buck up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bucks
VAR 2 bucked
VAR 3 bucked
VAR 4 bucking
DEF = CHEER UP
EX 1
LEMMA bud
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buds
VAR 2 budded
VAR 3 budded
VAR 4 budding
DEF = to produce BUDs@1
EX 1 The trees are budding and spring is near
LEMMA budge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 budges
VAR 2 budged
VAR 3 budged
VAR 4 budging
DEF = to (cause to) move a little
EX 1 I can't budge this rock. (fig.) She won't budge from her opinions
LEMMA budge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 budges
VAR 2 budged
VAR 3 budged
VAR 4 budging
DEF = to (cause to) move a little
EX 1 I can't budge this rock. (fig.) She won't budge from her opinions
LEMMA budget
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 budgets
VAR 2 budgeted
VAR 3 budgeted
VAR 4 budgeting
DEF = to plan private or public spending within the limits of a certain amount of money
EX 1 He saves a lot of money by careful budgeting
LEMMA budget for
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 budgets
VAR 2 budgeted
VAR 3 budgeted
VAR 4 budgeting
DEF = to plan to save enough money for
EX 1 He budgeted for the coming year/for a holiday/for buying a new car
LEMMA budget for
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 budgets
VAR 2 budgeted
VAR 3 budgeted
VAR 4 budgeting
DEF = to plan to save enough money for
EX 1 He budgeted for the coming year/for a holiday/for buying a new car
LEMMA buff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffs
VAR 2 buffed
VAR 3 buffed
VAR 4 buffing
DEF = to polish (metal) with something soft
EX 1
LEMMA buffer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffers
VAR 2 buffered
VAR 3 buffered
VAR 4 buffering
DEF = to act as a BUFFER@1 (2) to
EX 1 She buffered him against all difficulties
LEMMA buffer
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buffers
VAR 2 buffered
VAR 3 buffered
VAR 4 buffering
DEF = to treat with a BUFFER@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA buffet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffets
VAR 2 buffeted
VAR 3 buffeted
VAR 4 buffeting
DEF = to strike sharply, esp. with the hand
EX 1
LEMMA buffet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffets
VAR 2 buffeted
VAR 3 buffeted
VAR 4 buffeting
DEF = to strike repeatedly
EX 1 We were buffeted by the wind and the rain
LEMMA buffet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffets
VAR 2 buffeted
VAR 3 buffeted
VAR 4 buffeting
DEF = lit to struggle against
EX 1 The swimmer buffeted the waves
LEMMA buffet about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buffets
VAR 2 buffeted
VAR 3 buffeted
VAR 4 buffeting
DEF = to hit and/or throw from side to side
EX 1 We were buffeted about during the rough train ride
LEMMA bug
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugs
VAR 2 bugged
VAR 3 bugged
VAR 4 bugging
DEF = to fit with a secret listening apparatus
EX 1 The police have bugged my office
LEMMA bug
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bugs
VAR 2 bugged
VAR 3 bugged
VAR 4 bugging
DEF = esp. AmE to trouble (someone) continually
EX 1 Stop bugging me, man!
LEMMA bugger
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = taboo or law to be guilty of SODOMY against
EX 1
LEMMA bugger
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = sl (used for adding force to expressions of displeasure)
EX 1 Bugger it! I've missed my train! Bugger the lot of you! Go away at once!
LEMMA bugger about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = to behave foolishly
EX 1
LEMMA bugger about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = to cause difficulties to (someone)
EX 1 Stop buggering me about!
LEMMA bugger off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = (used esp. in giving or reporting orders) to go away
EX 1 He told me to bugger off!
LEMMA bugger up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buggers
VAR 2 buggered
VAR 3 buggered
VAR 4 buggering
DEF = to spoil; ruin
EX 1 We lost our cases on the journey; it really buggered up our holiday
LEMMA build
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make (one or more things) by putting pieces together
EX 1 That house is built of brick(s). They're building (houses) in that area now. He built me a model ship out of wood
LEMMA build
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make (one or more things) by putting pieces together
EX 1 That house is built of brick(s). They're building (houses) in that area now. He built me a model ship out of wood
LEMMA build
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make (one or more things) by putting pieces together
EX 1 That house is built of brick(s). They're building (houses) in that area now. He built me a model ship out of wood
LEMMA build
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make (one or more things) by putting pieces together
EX 1 That house is built of brick(s). They're building (houses) in that area now. He built me a model ship out of wood
LEMMA build
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to bring into being or develop
EX 1 Hard work builds (up) character. Reading builds the mind
LEMMA build in
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make a fixed part of usu. a room
EX 1 These cupboards are built in
LEMMA build in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to cause to be a part of something which cannot be separated from it
EX 1 The difficulties seem built in
LEMMA build into
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to fix to something so as to make a part of it
EX 1 The cupboards are built into the walls
LEMMA build into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to cause to be a part of something
EX 1 The rate of pay was built into her contract
LEMMA build on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to make as an additional building
EX 1 This part of the hospital was built on later
LEMMA build on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to base (something) on (something)
EX 1 The insurance business is built on trust. His argument is built on facts
LEMMA build on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = BANK ON
EX 1
LEMMA build on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = BANK ON
EX 1
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to (cause to) increase; develop
EX 1 to build up one's strength The clouds are building up
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to (cause to) increase; develop
EX 1 to build up one's strength The clouds are building up
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to (cause to) form steadily, become larger, or become stronger
EX 1 He has built up a good business over the years
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to (cause to) form steadily, become larger, or become stronger
EX 1 He has built up a good business over the years
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to cover with buildings
EX 1 The area has been built up since I lived here. It has become a built-up area
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to cover with buildings
EX 1 The area has been built up since I lived here. It has become a built-up area
LEMMA build up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 builds
VAR 2 built
VAR 3 built
VAR 4 building
DEF = to praise (someone or something) so as to influence the opinion of others
EX 1 The singer has been built up into a great success
LEMMA bulge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulges
VAR 2 bulged
VAR 3 bulged
VAR 4 bulging
DEF = to swell out
EX 1 His stomach bulged (out). His pockets were bulging with presents
LEMMA bulge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulges
VAR 2 bulged
VAR 3 bulged
VAR 4 bulging
DEF = to swell out
EX 1 His stomach bulged (out). His pockets were bulging with presents
LEMMA bull
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulls
VAR 2 bulled
VAR 3 bulled
VAR 4 bulling
DEF = to advance by forcing
EX 1 He bulled his way through the crowd
LEMMA bull
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 bulls
VAR 2 bulled
VAR 3 bulled
VAR 4 bulling
DEF = to try to raise the prices of
EX 1 to bull shares to bull the market
LEMMA bulldoze
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bulldozes
VAR 2 bulldozed
VAR 3 bulldozed
VAR 4 bulldozing
DEF = to push out of the way with a special heavy machine (a BULLDOZER)
EX 1 to bulldoze the ground before building
LEMMA bulldoze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulldozes
VAR 2 bulldozed
VAR 3 bulldozed
VAR 4 bulldozing
DEF = to force insensitively, without regard for the feelings or opinions of others
EX 1 He bulldozed his plan through Parliament. He bulldozed his way through the opposition
LEMMA bulldoze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bulldozes
VAR 2 bulldozed
VAR 3 bulldozed
VAR 4 bulldozing
DEF = to cause to agree or to obey by force or threat
EX 1 They bulldozed him (into agreeing)
LEMMA bully
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bullies
VAR 2 bullied
VAR 3 bullied
VAR 4 bullying
DEF = to act like a BULLY@1 towards, often with the intention of forcing someone to do something
EX 1 bullying smaller boys (into doing things)
LEMMA bully
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bullies
VAR 2 bullied
VAR 3 bullied
VAR 4 bullying
DEF = to act like a BULLY@1 towards, often with the intention of forcing someone to do something
EX 1 bullying smaller boys (into doing things)
LEMMA bully off
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 bullies
VAR 2 bullied
VAR 3 bullied
VAR 4 bullying
DEF = to start a game of HOCKEY (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bum
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
VAR 2 bummed
VAR 3 bummed
VAR 4 bumming
DEF = to beg
EX 1 Can I bum a cigarette off you?
LEMMA bum along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
VAR 2 bumed
VAR 3 bumed
VAR 4 buming
DEF = to move (along) steadily, usu. in a car
EX 1 We were just bumming along (the road)
LEMMA bum along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
VAR 2 bumed
VAR 3 bumed
VAR 4 buming
DEF = to move (along) steadily, usu. in a car
EX 1 We were just bumming along (the road)
LEMMA bum around
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
VAR 2 bumed
VAR 3 bumed
VAR 4 buming
DEF = to spend time lazily
EX 1
LEMMA bum around
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bums
VAR 2 bumed
VAR 3 bumed
VAR 4 buming
DEF = to spend time travelling for amusement
EX 1
LEMMA bumble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumbles
VAR 2 bumbled
VAR 3 bumbled
VAR 4 bumbling
DEF = to speak without making much sense, or so that the words are hard to hear clearly
EX 1 He kept bumbling on about something I couldn't understand properly
LEMMA bumble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumbles
VAR 2 bumbled
VAR 3 bumbled
VAR 4 bumbling
DEF = to speak without making much sense, or so that the words are hard to hear clearly
EX 1 He kept bumbling on about something I couldn't understand properly
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to strike or knock with force or violence
EX 1 The car bumped the tree. The 2 cars bumped each other. I've bumped my knee (against/on the wall)
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to strike or knock against each other
EX 1 The 2 cars bumped (together)
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to strike something with force
EX 1 Something bumped against me. It kept bumping (down the stairs)
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to strike something with force
EX 1 Something bumped against me. It kept bumping (down the stairs)
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to move by striking with force
EX 1 bumping the glass off the table
LEMMA bump
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to move (along) with much sudden upward shaking, as of a wheeled vehicle over uneven ground
EX 1 We bumped along/up and down
LEMMA bump into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to meet by chance
EX 1
LEMMA bump off
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to kill; murder
EX 1
LEMMA bump up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bumps
VAR 2 bumped
VAR 3 bumped
VAR 4 bumping
DEF = to increase; raise
EX 1 You need a good result to bump up your average
LEMMA bunch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunches
VAR 2 bunched
VAR 3 bunched
VAR 4 bunching
DEF = to (cause to) form into one or more bunches
EX 1 The captain told the players not to bunch (up) together, but to spread out over the field
LEMMA bunch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunches
VAR 2 bunched
VAR 3 bunched
VAR 4 bunching
DEF = to (cause to) form into one or more bunches
EX 1 The captain told the players not to bunch (up) together, but to spread out over the field
LEMMA bunch
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunches
VAR 2 bunched
VAR 3 bunched
VAR 4 bunching
DEF = (of cloth or clothes) to (cause to) gather into folds
EX 1 I don't like the way this cloth bunches up
LEMMA bunch
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 bunches
VAR 2 bunched
VAR 3 bunched
VAR 4 bunching
DEF = (of cloth or clothes) to (cause to) gather into folds
EX 1 I don't like the way this cloth bunches up
LEMMA bundle off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
VAR 2 bundled
VAR 3 bundled
VAR 4 bundling
DEF = to cause to go away or off quickly, usu. after trouble
EX 1 The family were so ashamed of the youngest son that they bundled him off (to Canada). They bundled the children off to school
LEMMA bundle up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
VAR 2 bundled
VAR 3 bundled
VAR 4 bundling
DEF = to gather or tie in one or more BUNDLEs
EX 1 Can you bundle up the sheets for me, please?
LEMMA bundle up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
VAR 2 bundled
VAR 3 bundled
VAR 4 bundling
DEF = to dress (oneself) in a lot of heavy warm clothing
EX 1 to bundle (oneself) up against the cold
LEMMA bundle up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bundles
VAR 2 bundled
VAR 3 bundled
VAR 4 bundling
DEF = to dress (oneself) in a lot of heavy warm clothing
EX 1 to bundle (oneself) up against the cold
LEMMA bung
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungs
VAR 2 bunged
VAR 3 bunged
VAR 4 bunging
DEF = to throw
EX 1 He picked up a stone and bunged it over the fence. Bung me a cigarette, will you?
LEMMA bung
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungs
VAR 2 bunged
VAR 3 bunged
VAR 4 bunging
DEF = to throw
EX 1 He picked up a stone and bunged it over the fence. Bung me a cigarette, will you?
LEMMA bung
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungs
VAR 2 bunged
VAR 3 bunged
VAR 4 bunging
DEF = to put or push, esp. roughly; cause to go
EX 1 Look what the postman's just bunged through the letter box
LEMMA bungle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungles
VAR 2 bungled
VAR 3 bungled
VAR 4 bungling
DEF = to do (something) badly
EX 1 to bungle a job
LEMMA bungle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungles
VAR 2 bungled
VAR 3 bungled
VAR 4 bungling
DEF = to do (something) badly
EX 1 to bungle a job
LEMMA bung up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bungs
VAR 2 bunged
VAR 3 bunged
VAR 4 bunging
DEF = to block; stop up
EX 1 to bung up a hole My nose is bunged up with a cold
LEMMA bunk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunks
VAR 2 bunked
VAR 3 bunked
VAR 4 bunking
DEF = to sleep in one or more BUNKs@1 (or beds)
EX 1 We bunked (down) with some friends for the night
LEMMA bunk off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunks
VAR 2 bunked
VAR 3 bunked
VAR 4 bunking
DEF = to run away, esp. from school; play TRUANT
EX 1
LEMMA bunk up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bunks
VAR 2 bunked
VAR 3 bunked
VAR 4 bunking
DEF = to have sexual relations (with)
EX 1
LEMMA buoy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buoys
VAR 2 buoyed
VAR 3 buoyed
VAR 4 buoying
DEF = to keep (someone or something) floating
EX 1 buoyed by the water
LEMMA buoy
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 buoys
VAR 2 buoyed
VAR 3 buoyed
VAR 4 buoying
DEF = to support; keep high
EX 1 wealth buoyed by increased production
LEMMA buoy up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buoys
VAR 2 buoyed
VAR 3 buoyed
VAR 4 buoying
DEF = to raise the spirits of; to raise (spirits)
EX 1 Her spirits were buoyed up by hopes of success
LEMMA burble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burbles
VAR 2 burbled
VAR 3 burbled
VAR 4 burbling
DEF = to make a sound like a stream flowing over stones
EX 1
LEMMA burble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burbles
VAR 2 burbled
VAR 3 burbled
VAR 4 burbling
DEF = to talk quickly but foolishly or in a way that is hard to hear clearly
EX 1
LEMMA burble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burbles
VAR 2 burbled
VAR 3 burbled
VAR 4 burbling
DEF = to talk quickly but foolishly or in a way that is hard to hear clearly
EX 1
LEMMA burble
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burbles
VAR 2 burbled
VAR 3 burbled
VAR 4 burbling
DEF = to express in this way
EX 1
LEMMA burden
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burdens
VAR 2 burdened
VAR 3 burdened
VAR 4 burdening
DEF = to load or trouble
EX 1 I will not burden you with a lengthy account. burdened with heavy taxation
LEMMA burgeon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burgeons
VAR 2 burgeoned
VAR 3 burgeoned
VAR 4 burgeoning
DEF = to grow; begin to develop
EX 1 the burgeoning cities of Asia and Africa
LEMMA burgeon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burgeons
VAR 2 burgeoned
VAR 3 burgeoned
VAR 4 burgeoning
DEF = to grow; begin to develop
EX 1 the burgeoning cities of Asia and Africa
LEMMA burgle
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burgles
VAR 2 burgled
VAR 3 burgled
VAR 4 burgling
DEF = to break into a building and steal from (it or the people in it)
EX 1 Help! I've been burgled
LEMMA burgle
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 burgles
VAR 2 burgled
VAR 3 burgled
VAR 4 burgling
DEF = to break into a building and steal from (it or the people in it)
EX 1 Help! I've been burgled
LEMMA burlesque
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burlesques
VAR 2 burlesqueed
VAR 3 burlesqueed
VAR 4 burlesqueing
DEF = to cause to appear amusing by means of BURLESQUE@1 (1)
EX 1 to burlesque someone/someone's poem
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to be on fire
EX 1 The house is burning! Help! (fig.) He's burning (with fever)
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to (be able to) become on fire
EX 1 Paper burns easily
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to contain a fire
EX 1 a little heater burning (away) in the corner
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to give off light; shine
EX 1 a light burning in the window
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to produce or experience an unpleasant hot feeling
EX 1 That medicine burns so! ears burning after being in a strong wind the burning sand
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to produce or experience an unpleasant hot feeling
EX 1 That medicine burns so! ears burning after being in a strong wind the burning sand
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = (esp. in -ing form) to experience a very strong feeling
EX 1 burning with anger/desire She is burning to tell you the news
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = (esp. in -ing form) to experience a very strong feeling
EX 1 burning with anger/desire She is burning to tell you the news
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to force or make (a way) by or as if by fire or great heat
EX 1 Her words burnt (their way) into his heart
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to force or make (a way) by or as if by fire or great heat
EX 1 Her words burnt (their way) into his heart
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to change for the worse or be destroyed by fire or heat
EX 1 The potatoes have burnt (black) and we cannot eat them! All his papers burnt (in the great fire)
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to change for the worse or be destroyed by fire or heat
EX 1 The potatoes have burnt (black) and we cannot eat them! All his papers burnt (in the great fire)
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy by fire
EX 1 He burnt all his old papers
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to kill by fire
EX 1 Joan of Arc was burnt (at the STAKE@1)
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to hurt or damage by fire or heat
EX 1 to burn one's hand
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to use for power, heating, or lighting
EX 1 ships that burn coal lamps that burn oil
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to change by fire or heat
EX 1 They are burning clay to make bricks. The papers were burnt to ashes
LEMMA burn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to produce by fire
EX 1 He burnt a hole in his shirt. She burnt her name into the wood
LEMMA burn away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy or be destroyed by burning
EX 1 The skin on his foot was burnt away. The pile of paper burnt away to nothing
LEMMA burn away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy or be destroyed by burning
EX 1 The skin on his foot was burnt away. The pile of paper burnt away to nothing
LEMMA burn down
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy (usu. a building) or be destroyed by fire
EX 1 The building (was) burnt down and only ashes were left
LEMMA burn down
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy (usu. a building) or be destroyed by fire
EX 1 The building (was) burnt down and only ashes were left
LEMMA burn down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = also burn low_ (esp. of a fire) to flame less brightly or strongly as the coal, wood, etc., is used up
EX 1
LEMMA burn into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to fix (as a mark) by burning, so that removal is impossible
EX 1 The owner's mark was burnt into the animal's skin
LEMMA burn into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = usu. pass. to fix (as an idea) in the mind, so that removal is impossible
EX 1 The habit of obedience was burned into me as a child
LEMMA burnish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burnishes
VAR 2 burnished
VAR 3 burnished
VAR 4 burnishing
DEF = to polish (esp. metal), usu. with something hard and smooth
EX 1
LEMMA burn off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy by burning
EX 1 His hair was burnt off. The farmers are burning off the STUBBLE
LEMMA burn off
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to remove the remains of grain crops from, by burning
EX 1 The farmers are burning off the fields
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to make hollow by fire
EX 1 The building was burnt out and only the walls remained
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = (usu. pass.) to cause to leave by fire
EX 1 The family were burnt out of their home twice last year
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to stop burning because there is nothing left to burn
EX 1 That small fire can be left to burn (itself) out
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to stop burning because there is nothing left to burn
EX 1 That small fire can be left to burn (itself) out
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to stop working through damage caused by heat
EX 1 The engine has/is burned out
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to stop working through damage caused by heat
EX 1 The engine has/is burned out
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to cease to be active
EX 1 You'll burn yourself out if you work too hard
LEMMA burn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to cease to be active
EX 1 You'll burn yourself out if you work too hard
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to flame more brightly or strongly
EX 1 Put some more wood on the fire to make it burn up
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to destroy completely by fire
EX 1 All the wood has been burnt up
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = to be destroyed by great heat
EX 1 The ROCKET burned up when it re-entered the earth's ATMOSPHERE
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = sl to travel at high speed (along)
EX 1 to burn up (the road)
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = sl to travel at high speed (along)
EX 1 to burn up (the road)
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = AmE sl to cause to be very angry
EX 1
LEMMA burn up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burns
VAR 2 burned
VAR 3 burned
VAR 4 burning
DEF = AmE sl TELL OFF (1)
EX 1
LEMMA burp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burps
VAR 2 burped
VAR 3 burped
VAR 4 burping
DEF = infml to help (a baby) to get rid of stomach gas, esp. by rubbing or gently striking the back
EX 1
LEMMA burp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burps
VAR 2 burped
VAR 3 burped
VAR 4 burping
DEF = sl BELCH@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrs
VAR 2 burred
VAR 3 burred
VAR 4 burring
DEF = to produce a BURR@1
EX 1
LEMMA burr
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrs
VAR 2 burred
VAR 3 burred
VAR 4 burring
DEF = to produce a BURR@1
EX 1
LEMMA burrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrows
VAR 2 burrowed
VAR 3 burrowed
VAR 4 burrowing
DEF = to make by or as if by digging
EX 1 to burrow a hole in the sand to burrow a way through the sand
LEMMA burrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrows
VAR 2 burrowed
VAR 3 burrowed
VAR 4 burrowing
DEF = to make by or as if by digging
EX 1 to burrow a hole in the sand to burrow a way through the sand
LEMMA burrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrows
VAR 2 burrowed
VAR 3 burrowed
VAR 4 burrowing
DEF = to move ahead by or as if by digging
EX 1 to burrow into/through the sand
LEMMA burrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrows
VAR 2 burrowed
VAR 3 burrowed
VAR 4 burrowing
DEF = to (cause to) move as if looking for warmness, safety, or love
EX 1 She burrowed her head into my shoulder. He burrowed against her back for warmness
LEMMA burrow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burrows
VAR 2 burrowed
VAR 3 burrowed
VAR 4 burrowing
DEF = to (cause to) move as if looking for warmness, safety, or love
EX 1 She burrowed her head into my shoulder. He burrowed against her back for warmness
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to (cause to) break suddenly, esp. by pressure from within
EX 1 The bottle/tyre burst. He burst a blood vessel. He burst the chains that held him. The storm burst and we all got wet. (fig.) My heart will burst (with grief/joy)
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to (cause to) break suddenly, esp. by pressure from within
EX 1 The bottle/tyre burst. He burst a blood vessel. He burst the chains that held him. The storm burst and we all got wet. (fig.) My heart will burst (with grief/joy)
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to (cause to) come into the stated condition suddenly, often with force
EX 1 He burst free (from the chains). He burst out of the chains. She burst through the door into the room. In spring the young flowers burst open. The police burst open the door
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to (cause to) come into the stated condition suddenly, often with force
EX 1 He burst free (from the chains). He burst out of the chains. She burst through the door into the room. In spring the young flowers burst open. The police burst open the door
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = (in the -ing form) to be filled to the breaking point (with a substance or usu. pleasant feeling)
EX 1 That bag is bursting (with potatoes). I am bursting with joy. He is bursting to tell you the news
LEMMA burst
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = (in the -ing form) to be filled to the breaking point (with a substance or usu. pleasant feeling)
EX 1 That bag is bursting (with potatoes). I am bursting with joy. He is bursting to tell you the news
LEMMA burst in on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to interrupt (someone), usu. noisily
EX 1 It was very rude of you to burst in on Father while he was working
LEMMA burst in on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = BREAK IN ON
EX 1
LEMMA burst into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to enter hurriedly (usu. a room)
EX 1
LEMMA burst into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = BREAK INTO (3)
EX 1
LEMMA burst out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to begin suddenly (to use the voice without speaking)
EX 1 They burst out laughing/crying/into song
LEMMA burst out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bursts
VAR 2 bursted
VAR 3 bursted
VAR 4 bursting
DEF = to say suddenly
EX 1 "I don't believe it!" burst out the angry old man
LEMMA burthen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 burthens
VAR 2 burthened
VAR 3 burthened
VAR 4 burthening
DEF = BURDEN@1\,\@2\,\@3
EX 1
LEMMA bury
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buries
VAR 2 buried
VAR 3 buried
VAR 4 burying
DEF = to put into the grave
EX 1 to bury a dead person (fig.) to bury quarrels and forget the past
LEMMA bury
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buries
VAR 2 buried
VAR 3 buried
VAR 4 burying
DEF = to hide away
EX 1 The dog has buried a bone. (fig.) They've buried themselves in the country. The facts are buried in a few old books. with one's head buried in a book
LEMMA bury
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buries
VAR 2 buried
VAR 3 buried
VAR 4 burying
DEF = to push deep into or under
EX 1 He buried his hands in his pockets. He buried his head in his hands
LEMMA bus
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buses
VAR 2 bused
VAR 3 bused
VAR 4 busing
DEF = to carry (or travel) by bus
EX 1
LEMMA bus
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buses
VAR 2 bused
VAR 3 bused
VAR 4 busing
DEF = to carry (or travel) by bus
EX 1
LEMMA bus
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 buses
VAR 2 bused
VAR 3 bused
VAR 4 busing
DEF = esp. AmE to carry (pupils) by bus to a school in a distant area, where the pupils are of a different race
EX 1
LEMMA bus
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 qu
VAR 1 buses
VAR 2 bused
VAR 3 bused
VAR 4 busing
DEF = esp. AmE to carry (pupils) by bus to a school in a distant area, where the pupils are of a different race
EX 1
LEMMA bushwhack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bushwhacks
VAR 2 bushwhacked
VAR 3 bushwhacked
VAR 4 bushwhacking
DEF = to live out in the BUSH (2)
EX 1
LEMMA bushwhack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bushwhacks
VAR 2 bushwhacked
VAR 3 bushwhacked
VAR 4 bushwhacking
DEF = to attack (someone) from hiding; AMBUSH@1
EX 1
LEMMA busk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busks
VAR 2 busked
VAR 3 busked
VAR 4 busking
DEF = to play music in the street in order to earn money
EX 1
LEMMA bust
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = to break, esp. with force
EX 1 I bust(ed) my watch this morning
LEMMA bust
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = (of the police) to take to a police station; ARREST@1 (1)
EX 1 He was busted for having unlawful drugs
LEMMA bust
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = (of the police) to enter without warning to look for something unlawful; RAID@2
EX 1 His house was busted this morning and some drugs were taken away
LEMMA bust
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = to lower (esp. a military man) in rank; DEMOTE
EX 1
LEMMA bustle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bustles
VAR 2 bustled
VAR 3 bustled
VAR 4 bustling
DEF = to be busy, often with much noise
EX 1 She is always bustling about the house
LEMMA bustle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bustles
VAR 2 bustled
VAR 3 bustled
VAR 4 bustling
DEF = to be busy, often with much noise
EX 1 She is always bustling about the house
LEMMA bustle with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bustles
VAR 2 bustled
VAR 3 bustled
VAR 4 bustling
DEF = to have lots of (noisy, busy activity)
EX 1 The big city is bustling with life
LEMMA bust out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = infml to show flowers and leaves suddenly
EX 1 "June is busting out all over" (song)
LEMMA bust out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = sl BREAK OUT (3)
EX 1 "Tom, have you bust out?" (Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath)
LEMMA bust out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = infml BURST OUT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA bust up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = to have a quarrel
EX 1
LEMMA bust up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = AmE to damage; destroy; spoil
EX 1 The travel company's failure bust up their holiday
LEMMA bust up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busts
VAR 2 busted
VAR 3 busted
VAR 4 busting
DEF = AmE BREAK UP (6)
EX 1
LEMMA busy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 busies
VAR 2 busied
VAR 3 busied
VAR 4 busying
DEF = to make or keep (esp. oneself) busy
EX 1 To forget his troubles, he busied himself with answering letters/in his garden
LEMMA butcher
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 butchers
VAR 2 butchered
VAR 3 butchered
VAR 4 butchering
DEF = to kill (animals) and prepare for sale as food
EX 1
LEMMA butcher
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butchers
VAR 2 butchered
VAR 3 butchered
VAR 4 butchering
DEF = to kill bloodily or unnecessarily
EX 1
LEMMA butt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
VAR 2 butted
VAR 3 butted
VAR 4 butting
DEF = to strike or push against (someone or something) with the head or horns
EX 1 He butted (his head) against the wall
LEMMA butt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
VAR 2 butted
VAR 3 butted
VAR 4 butting
DEF = to strike or push against (someone or something) with the head or horns
EX 1 He butted (his head) against the wall
LEMMA butter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butters
VAR 2 buttered
VAR 3 buttered
VAR 4 buttering
DEF = to spread with or as if with butter
EX 1 to butter bread
LEMMA butter up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butters
VAR 2 buttered
VAR 3 buttered
VAR 4 buttering
DEF = to FLATTER (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA butt in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
VAR 2 butted
VAR 3 butted
VAR 4 butting
DEF = to interrupt, usu. by speaking
EX 1 I wish you wouldn't keep butting in on our conversation!
LEMMA butt in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 butts
VAR 2 butted
VAR 3 butted
VAR 4 butting
DEF = to interrupt, usu. by speaking
EX 1 I wish you wouldn't keep butting in on our conversation!
LEMMA button
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttons
VAR 2 buttoned
VAR 3 buttoned
VAR 4 buttoning
DEF = to (cause to) close or fasten with buttons
EX 1 to button (up) one's shirt My shirt doesn't button (up) easily
LEMMA button
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buttons
VAR 2 buttoned
VAR 3 buttoned
VAR 4 buttoning
DEF = to (cause to) close or fasten with buttons
EX 1 to button (up) one's shirt My shirt doesn't button (up) easily
LEMMA buttonhole
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttonholes
VAR 2 buttonholed
VAR 3 buttonholed
VAR 4 buttonholing
DEF = to stop and force to listen
EX 1 She buttonholed me outside the Minister's Office
LEMMA button up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttons
VAR 2 buttoned
VAR 3 buttoned
VAR 4 buttoning
DEF = sl (usu. in giving or reporting an order) to keep quiet
EX 1
LEMMA button up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttons
VAR 2 buttoned
VAR 3 buttoned
VAR 4 buttoning
DEF = infml to complete successfully
EX 1 Let's button up this job
LEMMA buttress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttresses
VAR 2 buttressed
VAR 3 buttressed
VAR 4 buttressing
DEF = to support or strengthen with or as if with a BUTTRESS@1
EX 1 She buttressed her argument with lots of solid facts
LEMMA buttress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttresses
VAR 2 buttressed
VAR 3 buttressed
VAR 4 buttressing
DEF = to support or strengthen with or as if with a BUTTRESS@1
EX 1 She buttressed her argument with lots of solid facts
LEMMA buttress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buttresses
VAR 2 buttressed
VAR 3 buttressed
VAR 4 buttressing
DEF = to support or strengthen with or as if with a BUTTRESS@1
EX 1 She buttressed her argument with lots of solid facts
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain (something) by giving money (or something else of value)
EX 1 He bought me a book from/(sl) off them for L5. He bought that car new/cheap. When prices are low, he buys
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to obtain in exchange for something, often something of great value
EX 1 They bought peace with their freedom
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to be exchangeable for
EX 1 Our money buys less than it used to
LEMMA buy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = sl, esp. AmE accept; believe
EX 1 I don't buy that nonsense
LEMMA buy in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = BID IN
EX 1
LEMMA buy off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = BRIBE@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA buy out
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to gain control of by buying the whole of to buy the business of
EX 1 We bought out the owners for L600,000
LEMMA buy out
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to gain (someone's) freedom from usu. the armed forces, by paying money
EX 1 to buy someone out (of the army)
LEMMA buy up
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = to buy all the supplies of
EX 1 to buy up all the sugar in London
LEMMA buy up
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 buys
VAR 2 bought
VAR 3 bought
VAR 4 buying
DEF = BUY OUT (1)
EX 1
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = to make a low HUM, as bees do
EX 1
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = to make or be filled with a low confused whisper
EX 1 The crowd/room buzzed (with excitement)
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = to call (someone) by using a BUZZER
EX 1 She buzzed (for) her secretary (to come). I came as soon as you buzzed
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = to call (someone) by using a BUZZER
EX 1 She buzzed (for) her secretary (to come). I came as soon as you buzzed
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = to call (someone) by using a BUZZER
EX 1 She buzzed (for) her secretary (to come). I came as soon as you buzzed
LEMMA buzz
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = infml to fly low and fast over
EX 1 Planes buzzed the crowd as a warning
LEMMA buzz off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 buzzes
VAR 2 buzzed
VAR 3 buzzed
VAR 4 buzzing
DEF = (in giving or reporting orders) to go away
EX 1 Buzz off, you nasty little child!
LEMMA bypass
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 bypasses
VAR 2 bypassed
VAR 3 bypassed
VAR 4 bypassing
DEF = to avoid
EX 1 Let's bypass the town with all its traffic!
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cable
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 cables
VAR 2 cabled
VAR 3 cabled
VAR 4 cabling
DEF = to send (someone) (something) by telegraph
EX 1 I cabled (him) (some money). He cabled her (to come)
LEMMA cache
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caches
VAR 2 cached
VAR 3 cached
VAR 4 caching
DEF = to store (something) in a CACHE@1 (1)
EX 1 The thieves cached the stolen money
LEMMA cackle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cackles
VAR 2 cackled
VAR 3 cackled
VAR 4 cackling
DEF = to make the noise made by a hen after laying an egg
EX 1
LEMMA cackle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cackles
VAR 2 cackled
VAR 3 cackled
VAR 4 cackling
DEF = to laugh or talk loudly and unpleasantly with henlike sounds
EX 1 Why do you always cackle instead of laughing properly?
LEMMA caddie
POS v
FIELD1 gf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caddies
VAR 2 caddieed
VAR 3 caddieed
VAR 4 caddieing
DEF = to act as a CADDIE@1
EX 1
LEMMA cadge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cadges
VAR 2 cadged
VAR 3 cadged
VAR 4 cadging
DEF = to get or try to get (something) by asking, often seeming to be taking advantage of someone
EX 1 He cadged 20p for cigarettes yesterday
LEMMA cadge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cadges
VAR 2 cadged
VAR 3 cadged
VAR 4 cadging
DEF = to get or try to get (something) by asking, often seeming to be taking advantage of someone
EX 1 He cadged 20p for cigarettes yesterday
LEMMA cadge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cadges
VAR 2 cadged
VAR 3 cadged
VAR 4 cadging
DEF = to get or try to get (something) by asking, often seeming to be taking advantage of someone
EX 1 He cadged 20p for cigarettes yesterday
LEMMA cadge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cadges
VAR 2 cadged
VAR 3 cadged
VAR 4 cadging
DEF = to get or try to get (something) by asking, often seeming to be taking advantage of someone
EX 1 He cadged 20p for cigarettes yesterday
LEMMA cage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cages
VAR 2 caged
VAR 3 caged
VAR 4 caging
DEF = to put (something) into a cage
EX 1 caged birds
LEMMA cage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cages
VAR 2 caged
VAR 3 caged
VAR 4 caging
DEF = to put (something) into a cage
EX 1 caged birds
LEMMA cage in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cages
VAR 2 caged
VAR 3 caged
VAR 4 caging
DEF = to enclose or limit the freedom of (someone)
EX 1 Mothers of young children often feel caged in at home
LEMMA cajole
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cajoles
VAR 2 cajoled
VAR 3 cajoled
VAR 4 cajoling
DEF = to persuade by praise or deceit
EX 1 She's always cajoling people (into giving her money). She cajoled me (out of going)
LEMMA cajole
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cajoles
VAR 2 cajoled
VAR 3 cajoled
VAR 4 cajoling
DEF = to persuade by praise or deceit
EX 1 She's always cajoling people (into giving her money). She cajoled me (out of going)
LEMMA cake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cakes
VAR 2 caked
VAR 3 caked
VAR 4 caking
DEF = to (cause to) cover thickly; ENCRUST
EX 1 We caked the wall with mud. We caked mud on the wall
LEMMA cake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cakes
VAR 2 caked
VAR 3 caked
VAR 4 caking
DEF = to (cause to) cover thickly; ENCRUST
EX 1 We caked the wall with mud. We caked mud on the wall
LEMMA cake
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cakes
VAR 2 caked
VAR 3 caked
VAR 4 caking
DEF = to become a solid mass
EX 1 The food had caked in the pan
LEMMA calcify
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 calcifies
VAR 2 calcified
VAR 3 calcified
VAR 4 calcifying
DEF = to (cause to) become hard by the addition of lime
EX 1
LEMMA calcify
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 calcifies
VAR 2 calcified
VAR 3 calcified
VAR 4 calcifying
DEF = to (cause to) become hard by the addition of lime
EX 1
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out or find out (something) by using numbers; COMPUTE
EX 1 Have you calculated the result? I calculated that we would arrive at 6.00 p.m. The scientist could not calculate when the spaceship would reach the moon. The new calculating instrument is very simple but quick to use
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out or find out (something) by using numbers; COMPUTE
EX 1 Have you calculated the result? I calculated that we would arrive at 6.00 p.m. The scientist could not calculate when the spaceship would reach the moon. The new calculating instrument is very simple but quick to use
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out or find out (something) by using numbers; COMPUTE
EX 1 Have you calculated the result? I calculated that we would arrive at 6.00 p.m. The scientist could not calculate when the spaceship would reach the moon. The new calculating instrument is very simple but quick to use
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out or find out (something) by using numbers; COMPUTE
EX 1 Have you calculated the result? I calculated that we would arrive at 6.00 p.m. The scientist could not calculate when the spaceship would reach the moon. The new calculating instrument is very simple but quick to use
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out or find out (something) by using numbers; COMPUTE
EX 1 Have you calculated the result? I calculated that we would arrive at 6.00 p.m. The scientist could not calculate when the spaceship would reach the moon. The new calculating instrument is very simple but quick to use
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out by using one's judgment; ESTIMATE
EX 1 Did she calculate the cost? Yes, she calculated that it would cost L100. I'll calculate what it will cost. Have you finished calculating yet?
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out by using one's judgment; ESTIMATE
EX 1 Did she calculate the cost? Yes, she calculated that it would cost L100. I'll calculate what it will cost. Have you finished calculating yet?
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out by using one's judgment; ESTIMATE
EX 1 Did she calculate the cost? Yes, she calculated that it would cost L100. I'll calculate what it will cost. Have you finished calculating yet?
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out by using one's judgment; ESTIMATE
EX 1 Did she calculate the cost? Yes, she calculated that it would cost L100. I'll calculate what it will cost. Have you finished calculating yet?
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to work out by using one's judgment; ESTIMATE
EX 1 Did she calculate the cost? Yes, she calculated that it would cost L100. I'll calculate what it will cost. Have you finished calculating yet?
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to plan; intend
EX 1 That was a calculated threat: she meant to annoy you
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to plan; intend
EX 1 That was a calculated threat: she meant to annoy you
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to plan; intend
EX 1 That was a calculated threat: she meant to annoy you
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to plan; intend
EX 1 That was a calculated threat: she meant to annoy you
LEMMA calculate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to plan; intend
EX 1 That was a calculated threat: she meant to annoy you
LEMMA calculate on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to depend on (something), usu. for a purpose
EX 1 If you want to borrow money from George, you can't calculate on his/him being in a good temper before dinner
LEMMA calculate on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to depend on (something), usu. for a purpose
EX 1 If you want to borrow money from George, you can't calculate on his/him being in a good temper before dinner
LEMMA calculate on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calculates
VAR 2 calculated
VAR 3 calculated
VAR 4 calculating
DEF = to depend on (something), usu. for a purpose
EX 1 If you want to borrow money from George, you can't calculate on his/him being in a good temper before dinner
LEMMA calender
POS v
FIELD1 mf
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calenders
VAR 2 calendered
VAR 3 calendered
VAR 4 calendering
DEF = to put between rollers in order to press smooth
EX 1
LEMMA calibrate
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calibrates
VAR 2 calibrated
VAR 3 calibrated
VAR 4 calibrating
DEF = to measure the inside size (DIAMETER) of (a tube or gun)
EX 1
LEMMA calibrate
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calibrates
VAR 2 calibrated
VAR 3 calibrated
VAR 4 calibrating
DEF = to correct or mark degrees and dividing points on (the scale of a measuring instrument)
EX 1
LEMMA calk
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 calks
VAR 2 calked
VAR 3 calked
VAR 4 calking
DEF = to put a CALK on (something)
EX 1
LEMMA calk
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calks
VAR 2 calked
VAR 3 calked
VAR 4 calking
DEF = CAULK
EX 1
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to shout; speak or say in a loud clear voice
EX 1 He called for help. They called for an hour but no one heard. "Stop," he called out. The fishermen called (out) to the men on the shore. Are they still calling?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to shout; speak or say in a loud clear voice
EX 1 He called for help. They called for an hour but no one heard. "Stop," he called out. The fishermen called (out) to the men on the shore. Are they still calling?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to shout; speak or say in a loud clear voice
EX 1 He called for help. They called for an hour but no one heard. "Stop," he called out. The fishermen called (out) to the men on the shore. Are they still calling?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to shout; speak or say in a loud clear voice
EX 1 He called for help. They called for an hour but no one heard. "Stop," he called out. The fishermen called (out) to the men on the shore. Are they still calling?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to make a short visit to someone (of people esp. selling things) to make regular visits
EX 1 The milkman calls once a day
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to make a short visit to someone (of people esp. selling things) to make regular visits
EX 1 The milkman calls once a day
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to make a short visit to someone (of people esp. selling things) to make regular visits
EX 1 The milkman calls once a day
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to make a short visit to someone (of people esp. selling things) to make regular visits
EX 1 The milkman calls once a day
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to (try to) telephone or radio to (someone or something)
EX 1 I called him this morning but he was out. I'll call again later
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to (try to) telephone or radio to (someone or something)
EX 1 I called him this morning but he was out. I'll call again later
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to speak (a list)
EX 1 I'll call the numbers. Please call out the names of all the people who are present
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to speak (a list)
EX 1 I'll call the numbers. Please call out the names of all the people who are present
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to (try to) cause to come by speaking loudly or officially or by sending an order or message
EX 1 Mother is calling me. He called me over/down (from the tree)/in (from outdoors). The minister called the union leaders to a meeting. The king called Parliament (together)
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause to happen by making an official declaration
EX 1 The president called an election
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to waken (someone)
EX 1 She called me early today
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = (of an animal) to make the usual cry to (another animal) to signal to (someone or something) with typical sounds to attract (someone or something)
EX 1 The sea is calling him
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = (of an animal) to make the usual cry to (another animal) to signal to (someone or something) with typical sounds to attract (someone or something)
EX 1 The sea is calling him
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to name
EX 1 We'll call the baby Jean. Let's call the new town Harlow
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to consider
EX 1 I call him a fool. I don't call Russian a hard language
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to consider
EX 1 I call him a fool. I don't call Russian a hard language
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to say that (someone) is (something) to claim (perhaps falsely) that (one) is (something)
EX 1 How could you do such a nasty thing and still call yourself my friend?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to say that (someone) is (something) to claim (perhaps falsely) that (one) is (something)
EX 1 How could you do such a nasty thing and still call yourself my friend?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to say that (someone) is (something) to claim (perhaps falsely) that (one) is (something)
EX 1 How could you do such a nasty thing and still call yourself my friend?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to agree to (an amount or quantity) calculated for practical purposes, but not calculated very exactly
EX 1 I don't know how much it is but let's call it L5
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = (in card games) BID@2 (3) (in card games) to say what will be TRUMPs@2 (1)
EX 1 What did you call?
LEMMA call
POS v
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = (in card games) BID@2 (3) (in card games) to say what will be TRUMPs@2 (1)
EX 1 What did you call?
LEMMA call back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause (someone) to return
EX 1 Mrs. Jones was about to leave when her secretary called her back
LEMMA call back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to pay another visit
EX 1 The salesman will call back later
LEMMA call back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to return a telephone call
EX 1 I'll call (you) back
LEMMA call back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to return a telephone call
EX 1 I'll call (you) back
LEMMA call by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to visit when passing
EX 1 I'll call by at the shops on the way home
LEMMA call down
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to ask for something to come down from or as if from heaven
EX 1 The priest called down God's anger on the disobedient people
LEMMA call down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = sl to say bad things about
EX 1 The newspapers called down his latest book
LEMMA call down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = AmE sl to scold; TELL OFF
EX 1
LEMMA call down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = sl, esp. AmE (BrE call out) to invite (someone) to fight
EX 1
LEMMA call for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to demand
EX 1 to call for the waiter to call for the bill
LEMMA call for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to need; deserve
EX 1 Your remark was not called for. It was an uncalled-for remark
LEMMA call for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to collect (someone or something)
EX 1 I'll call for you at 9 o'clock
LEMMA call forth
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause to be seen or used
EX 1 Trouble can call forth a person's best qualities
LEMMA call in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to ask to attend
EX 1 call the doctor in
LEMMA call in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to request the return of to demand payment of
EX 1 I'm going to call in the money I lent
LEMMA call in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to remove from general use (CIRCULATION)
EX 1 The government called in all old L5 notes
LEMMA call off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause not to take place
EX 1
LEMMA call off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause to keep away
EX 1
LEMMA call on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to visit (someone)
EX 1 We can call on Mary tomorrow
LEMMA call on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to ask (someone) to do something
EX 1 I will now call on Jean (for an answer). I call on the people of this country to work hard for national unity
LEMMA call on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to ask (someone) to do something
EX 1 I will now call on Jean (for an answer). I call on the people of this country to work hard for national unity
LEMMA call on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to need to use
EX 1 to call on all one's strength
LEMMA call out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to order officially (someone) to come to one's help
EX 1 Call out the firemen/the army
LEMMA call out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = CALL FORTH
EX 1
LEMMA call out
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause to stop work (to STRIKE)
EX 1 The miners' leader called out his men
LEMMA call out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = sl BrE (AmE call down) to invite (someone) to fight
EX 1
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to bring back to memory
EX 1
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = (AmE draft)_ BrE infml to order (someone) to join the armed forces
EX 1 He was called up in 1917
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = AmE to telephone
EX 1 I'll call you up this evening. I called up, but she wasn't there
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = AmE to telephone
EX 1 I'll call you up this evening. I called up, but she wasn't there
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to cause to arrive
EX 1 The magician claims to be able to call up spirits from the dead
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to send a message to (a particular radio station)
EX 1
LEMMA call up
POS v
FIELD1 ra
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 calls
VAR 2 called
VAR 3 called
VAR 4 calling
DEF = to send a message to (a particular radio station)
EX 1
LEMMA calm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calms
VAR 2 calmed
VAR 3 calmed
VAR 4 calming
DEF = to make calm
EX 1 The mother calmed her child
LEMMA calm down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calms
VAR 2 calmed
VAR 3 calmed
VAR 4 calming
DEF = (of a living being or something active) to become calm
EX 1 The excited girl quickly calmed down. At last the wild wind calmed down
LEMMA calm down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calms
VAR 2 calmed
VAR 3 calmed
VAR 4 calming
DEF = to make (a living being) calm
EX 1 I'll go and calm the excited dogs/your angry brother down
LEMMA calumniate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 calumniates
VAR 2 calumniated
VAR 3 calumniated
VAR 4 calumniating
DEF = to speak calumnies (CALUMNY) about (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA calve
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 calves
VAR 2 calved
VAR 3 calved
VAR 4 calving
DEF = (of animals) to give birth to a CALF
EX 1
LEMMA camber
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cambers
VAR 2 cambered
VAR 3 cambered
VAR 4 cambering
DEF = to give a CAMBER to (something)
EX 1
LEMMA camber
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 cambers
VAR 2 cambered
VAR 3 cambered
VAR 4 cambering
DEF = to have a CAMBER
EX 1
LEMMA camouflage
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 camouflages
VAR 2 camouflaged
VAR 3 camouflaged
VAR 4 camouflaging
DEF = to try to hide (something) by using CAMOUFLAGE
EX 1 The military vehicles were camouflaged
LEMMA camp
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
VAR 2 camped
VAR 3 camped
VAR 4 camping
DEF = to set up (PITCH) or live in a camp
EX 1 The hunters camped near the top of the mountain. We go camping every summer
LEMMA camp
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
VAR 2 camped
VAR 3 camped
VAR 4 camping
DEF = to sleep outdoors in a tent
EX 1 We camped out last night
LEMMA campaign
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 campaigns
VAR 2 campaigned
VAR 3 campaigned
VAR 4 campaigning
DEF = to lead, take part in, or go on a CAMPAIGN
EX 1 Joan is campaigning for equal rights for women
LEMMA camp out
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 camps
VAR 2 camped
VAR 3 camped
VAR 4 camping
DEF = to camp outdoors
EX 1
LEMMA camp out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 camps
VAR 2 camped
VAR 3 camped
VAR 4 camping
DEF = sl esp BrE to live for a short time (with)
EX 1 Jim and Mary had to camp out with her parents in their house in Dorset
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to know how to
EX 1 I can swim well. I couldn't/wasn't able to do that new job; it was too difficult
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to know how to
EX 1 I can swim well. I couldn't/wasn't able to do that new job; it was too difficult
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to know how to
EX 1 I can swim well. I couldn't/wasn't able to do that new job; it was too difficult
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be able to
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. This man could cure all diseases. Let's go where we can practise our religion freely. I'll see what can be done. Everything that money can buy
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be able to
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. This man could cure all diseases. Let's go where we can practise our religion freely. I'll see what can be done. Everything that money can buy
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be able to
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. This man could cure all diseases. Let's go where we can practise our religion freely. I'll see what can be done. Everything that money can buy
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be allowed to (by rules)
EX 1 You can't pick the ball up in football
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be allowed to (by rules)
EX 1 You can't pick the ball up in football
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to be allowed to (by rules)
EX 1 You can't pick the ball up in football
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to allow oneself to
EX 1 You can hardly blame him for doing that. I can't take your coat without paying you for it
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to allow oneself to
EX 1 You can hardly blame him for doing that. I can't take your coat without paying you for it
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to allow oneself to
EX 1 You can hardly blame him for doing that. I can't take your coat without paying you for it
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have permission to; may
EX 1 The teacher said we could go to the shops for sweets. (infml) Can we go to the shops for sweets, please, Miss?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have permission to; may
EX 1 The teacher said we could go to the shops for sweets. (infml) Can we go to the shops for sweets, please, Miss?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have permission to; may
EX 1 The teacher said we could go to the shops for sweets. (infml) Can we go to the shops for sweets, please, Miss?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (used for expressions of surprise in question form)
EX 1 What(ever) can it possibly be?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (used for expressions of surprise in question form)
EX 1 What(ever) can it possibly be?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (used for expressions of surprise in question form)
EX 1 What(ever) can it possibly be?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have to; must
EX 1 If you don't be quiet you can leave the room
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have to; must
EX 1 If you don't be quiet you can leave the room
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to have to; must
EX 1 If you don't be quiet you can leave the room
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (expressing doubt about a possibility) may; might
EX 1 What can the police want with me; I've done nothing wrong. Can he still be alive after all these years?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (expressing doubt about a possibility) may; might
EX 1 What can the police want with me; I've done nothing wrong. Can he still be alive after all these years?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (expressing doubt about a possibility) may; might
EX 1 What can the police want with me; I've done nothing wrong. Can he still be alive after all these years?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with verbs expressing actions of the 5 senses and of the mind)
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. I couldn't understand him when he spoke very fast
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with verbs expressing actions of the 5 senses and of the mind)
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. I couldn't understand him when he spoke very fast
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with verbs expressing actions of the 5 senses and of the mind)
EX 1 I can see you easily from here. I couldn't understand him when he spoke very fast
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with requests) will
EX 1 "Can you put it in lots of well-salted water?" (SEU S.). Can you hold on a minute, please?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with requests) will
EX 1 "Can you put it in lots of well-salted water?" (SEU S.). Can you hold on a minute, please?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = (with requests) will
EX 1 "Can you put it in lots of well-salted water?" (SEU S.). Can you hold on a minute, please?
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 canned
VAR 3 canned
VAR 4 canning
DEF = to preserve (food) by putting in a closed metal container without air
EX 1 In this factory they can fish to be sent abroad
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 re
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 canned
VAR 3 canned
VAR 4 canning
DEF = sl to record (music)
EX 1 In this shop they always play canned music
LEMMA can
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 re
VAR 1 cans
VAR 2 canned
VAR 3 canned
VAR 4 canning
DEF = sl to record (music)
EX 1 In this shop they always play canned music
LEMMA canalize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canalizes
VAR 2 canalized
VAR 3 canalized
VAR 4 canalizing
DEF = to deepen, straighten, or widen (a river)
EX 1 By canalizing the river they prevented flooding
LEMMA canalize
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canalizes
VAR 2 canalized
VAR 3 canalized
VAR 4 canalizing
DEF = to direct (water) in one direction
EX 1
LEMMA canalize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canalizes
VAR 2 canalized
VAR 3 canalized
VAR 4 canalizing
DEF = to direct (a variety of actions) to one particular end
EX 1 If we want to influence the government we must canalize our efforts
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to give up or call off (a planned activity, idea, etc.)
EX 1 She cancelled her trip to New York as she felt ill
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to give up or call off (a planned activity, idea, etc.)
EX 1 She cancelled her trip to New York as she felt ill
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to declare that (something) is to be without effect
EX 1 She cancelled her order for a new car
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to declare that (something) is to be without effect
EX 1 She cancelled her order for a new car
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 st
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to mark (a postage stamp) officially to prevent re-use
EX 1
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to balance; equal
EX 1 The increase in the strength of their navy is cancelled by that in our army
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = to cross out (writing) by drawing a line through
EX 1
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = tech to remove the same number or quantity from (both sides of an EQUATION (1) or from above and below the line in a FRACTION (2))
EX 1 Can you cancel 2xy=4xp by anything?
LEMMA cancel
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 cancelled
VAR 3 cancelled
VAR 4 cancelling
DEF = (of both sides of an EQUATION or the numbers above and below the line in a FRACTION) to permit division by the same number or quantity
EX 1 Does anyone in the classroom think that 2xy=4xp will cancel by anything?
LEMMA cancel out
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 canceled
VAR 3 canceled
VAR 4 canceling
DEF = (of figures) to balance (each other); be equal to (each other)
EX 1 The L1 I owed him and the L1 he owes me cancel (each other) out
LEMMA cancel out
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cancels
VAR 2 canceled
VAR 3 canceled
VAR 4 canceling
DEF = (of figures) to balance (each other); be equal to (each other)
EX 1 The L1 I owed him and the L1 he owes me cancel (each other) out
LEMMA candy
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 candies
VAR 2 candied
VAR 3 candied
VAR 4 candying
DEF = to preserve (food) by cooking in sugar
EX 1
LEMMA candy
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 candies
VAR 2 candied
VAR 3 candied
VAR 4 candying
DEF = to boil (sugar) until hard and shiny
EX 1
LEMMA candy
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 candies
VAR 2 candied
VAR 3 candied
VAR 4 candying
DEF = to become covered with sugar; CRYSTALLIZE@2 (1) into sugar
EX 1
LEMMA cane
POS v
FIELD1 sm
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 canes
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to punish (someone) by striking with a CANE@1 (3); give the CANE@1 (4) to (someone)
EX 1 The teacher used to cane me when I behaved badly. I got a good caning for coming to school late
LEMMA cane
POS v
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canes
VAR 2 caned
VAR 3 caned
VAR 4 caning
DEF = to repair (furniture) by using pieces of CANE@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA canker
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cankers
VAR 2 cankered
VAR 3 cankered
VAR 4 cankering
DEF = to destroy by CANKER@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA canker
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cankers
VAR 2 cankered
VAR 3 cankered
VAR 4 cankering
DEF = (esp. of plants) to develop or have CANKER@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cannibalize
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 cannibalizes
VAR 2 cannibalized
VAR 3 cannibalized
VAR 4 cannibalizing
DEF = to use (a broken machine) to provide parts for the repair of another faulty machine of the same kind
EX 1
LEMMA cannon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cannons
VAR 2 cannoned
VAR 3 cannoned
VAR 4 cannoning
DEF = to strike forcefully; knock
EX 1 He came running round the corner, cannoned into me, and knocked me over
LEMMA canoe
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 canoes
VAR 2 canoeed
VAR 3 canoeed
VAR 4 canoeing
DEF = to travel by CANOE
EX 1
LEMMA canoe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canoes
VAR 2 canoeed
VAR 3 canoeed
VAR 4 canoeing
DEF = to pass over or through by CANOE
EX 1 We canoed the lake in less than an hour
LEMMA canoe
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 canoes
VAR 2 canoeed
VAR 3 canoeed
VAR 4 canoeing
DEF = to carry (goods) from one place to another by CANOE
EX 1
LEMMA canoe
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 canoes
VAR 2 canoeed
VAR 3 canoeed
VAR 4 canoeing
DEF = to carry (goods) from one place to another by CANOE
EX 1
LEMMA canonize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 canonizes
VAR 2 canonized
VAR 3 canonized
VAR 4 canonizing
DEF = to declare (a dead person) a SAINT (2)
EX 1 Joan of Arc was canonized in 1920
LEMMA canoodle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canoodles
VAR 2 canoodled
VAR 3 canoodled
VAR 4 canoodling
DEF = (of a man and a woman) to hold each other lovingly; to CUDDLE each other
EX 1
LEMMA cant
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cants
VAR 2 canted
VAR 3 canted
VAR 4 canting
DEF = to (cause to) slope
EX 1
LEMMA cant
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cants
VAR 2 canted
VAR 3 canted
VAR 4 canting
DEF = to (cause to) slope
EX 1
LEMMA canter
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canters
VAR 2 cantered
VAR 3 cantered
VAR 4 cantering
DEF = to (cause to) move at the speed of a CANTER
EX 1
LEMMA canter
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 canters
VAR 2 cantered
VAR 3 cantered
VAR 4 cantering
DEF = to (cause to) move at the speed of a CANTER
EX 1
LEMMA cant over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cants
VAR 2 canted
VAR 3 canted
VAR 4 canting
DEF = (esp. of a movable object) to lean over
EX 1 The leg of the chair broke and the chair canted over
LEMMA canvass
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 canvasses
VAR 2 canvassed
VAR 3 canvassed
VAR 4 canvassing
DEF = to go through (an area) or to (people) to ask for (political support or orders for one's goods) or to find out (people's opinions)
EX 1 The Labour party has canvassed all of this town but it won't win the election. I'm canvassing tonight
LEMMA canvass
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 canvasses
VAR 2 canvassed
VAR 3 canvassed
VAR 4 canvassing
DEF = to go through (an area) or to (people) to ask for (political support or orders for one's goods) or to find out (people's opinions)
EX 1 The Labour party has canvassed all of this town but it won't win the election. I'm canvassing tonight
LEMMA canvass
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 canvasses
VAR 2 canvassed
VAR 3 canvassed
VAR 4 canvassing
DEF = to examine and consider (something, such as an idea) in detail
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caps
VAR 2 capped
VAR 3 capped
VAR 4 capping
DEF = to put a cap on (someone or something); cover with a cap
EX 1
LEMMA cap
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 caps
VAR 2 capped
VAR 3 capped
VAR 4 capping
DEF = to give a cap to (someone) as a sign of honour or rank
EX 1 He's been capped 3 times for playing in British sports teams
LEMMA cap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caps
VAR 2 capped
VAR 3 capped
VAR 4 capping
DEF = to form a cap over (something)
EX 1 Clouds capped the hills
LEMMA cap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caps
VAR 2 capped
VAR 3 capped
VAR 4 capping
DEF = to improve on (what someone has said or done)
EX 1
LEMMA caparison
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 he
VAR 1 caparisons
VAR 2 caparisoned
VAR 3 caparisoned
VAR 4 caparisoning
DEF = to put a CAPARISON on (a horse), as was done in former times
EX 1
LEMMA caparison
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 he
VAR 1 caparisons
VAR 2 caparisoned
VAR 3 caparisoned
VAR 4 caparisoning
DEF = to put a CAPARISON on (a horse), as was done in former times
EX 1
LEMMA caparison
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caparisons
VAR 2 caparisoned
VAR 3 caparisoned
VAR 4 caparisoning
DEF = lit to dress (someone, esp. oneself) in richly ornamental clothing
EX 1 (fig.) Her ideas were caparisoned in beautiful poetry
LEMMA caparison
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caparisons
VAR 2 caparisoned
VAR 3 caparisoned
VAR 4 caparisoning
DEF = lit to dress (someone, esp. oneself) in richly ornamental clothing
EX 1 (fig.) Her ideas were caparisoned in beautiful poetry
LEMMA caper
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capers
VAR 2 capered
VAR 3 capered
VAR 4 capering
DEF = to jump about in a joyful manner
EX 1 The lambs were capering in the fields
LEMMA capitalize
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitalizes
VAR 2 capitalized
VAR 3 capitalized
VAR 4 capitalizing
DEF = (of a number of future payments) to (cause to) change into one amount of money to be paid now (of goods, property, etc.) to (cause to) change into money
EX 1 This bank capitalizes at L100,000. He's decided to capitalize all his property
LEMMA capitalize
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitalizes
VAR 2 capitalized
VAR 3 capitalized
VAR 4 capitalizing
DEF = (of a number of future payments) to (cause to) change into one amount of money to be paid now (of goods, property, etc.) to (cause to) change into money
EX 1 This bank capitalizes at L100,000. He's decided to capitalize all his property
LEMMA capitalize
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 capitalizes
VAR 2 capitalized
VAR 3 capitalized
VAR 4 capitalizing
DEF = to supply money to (a firm) for (something)
EX 1 The bank has promised to capitalize our new business
LEMMA capitalize
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zy
VAR 1 capitalizes
VAR 2 capitalized
VAR 3 capitalized
VAR 4 capitalizing
DEF = to write with a CAPITAL@1 (3) letter
EX 1
LEMMA capitalize on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 capitalizes
VAR 2 capitalized
VAR 3 capitalized
VAR 4 capitalizing
DEF = to use (something) to one's advantage
EX 1 She capitalized on his mistake and won the game
LEMMA capitulate
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 capitulates
VAR 2 capitulated
VAR 3 capitulated
VAR 4 capitulating
DEF = to yield to the enemy, usu. on agreed conditions; SURRENDER
EX 1
LEMMA capsize
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capsizes
VAR 2 capsized
VAR 3 capsized
VAR 4 capsizing
DEF = (esp. of a boat or ship) to turn over to turn (esp. a boat or ship) over
EX 1 The large wave capsized the boat, causing many people to drown
LEMMA capsize
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 capsizes
VAR 2 capsized
VAR 3 capsized
VAR 4 capsizing
DEF = (esp. of a boat or ship) to turn over to turn (esp. a boat or ship) over
EX 1 The large wave capsized the boat, causing many people to drown
LEMMA captain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captains
VAR 2 captained
VAR 3 captained
VAR 4 captaining
DEF = to be captain of; command; lead
EX 1
LEMMA captivate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captivates
VAR 2 captivated
VAR 3 captivated
VAR 4 captivating
DEF = to charm, excite, and attract (someone or something)
EX 1 Venice's beauty captivated the old man so much that he swore he would never leave for fear he might die elsewhere
LEMMA capture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captures
VAR 2 captured
VAR 3 captured
VAR 4 capturing
DEF = to take (a person or animal) prisoner
EX 1 He was captured trying to escape from the country. The cat has captured a mouse
LEMMA capture
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 captures
VAR 2 captured
VAR 3 captured
VAR 4 capturing
DEF = to take control of (something) by force from an enemy; win; gain
EX 1
LEMMA capture
POS v
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 ln
VAR 1 captures
VAR 2 captured
VAR 3 captured
VAR 4 capturing
DEF = to preserve (something) in an unchanging form on film, in words, etc.
EX 1 I captured my baby daughter's first smile on film. In his book he tried to capture the beauty of Venice
LEMMA capture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 captures
VAR 2 captured
VAR 3 captured
VAR 4 capturing
DEF = to hold the interest of (someone); CAPTIVATE
EX 1 Her beauty captured him and he swore to stay with her for ever
LEMMA carbonize
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carbonizes
VAR 2 carbonized
VAR 3 carbonized
VAR 4 carbonizing
DEF = to (cause to) change into CARBON (1) by burning without air
EX 1
LEMMA carbonize
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carbonizes
VAR 2 carbonized
VAR 3 carbonized
VAR 4 carbonizing
DEF = to (cause to) change into CARBON (1) by burning without air
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS v
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
VAR 2 carded
VAR 3 carded
VAR 4 carding
DEF = to prepare (wool, cotton, etc.) with a CARD@2
EX 1
LEMMA card
POS v
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cards
VAR 2 carded
VAR 3 carded
VAR 4 carding
DEF = to prepare (wool, cotton, etc.) with a CARD@2
EX 1
LEMMA care
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = to like; want
EX 1 I don't care to play football; I'd rather go for a walk
LEMMA care
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = to mind; be worried, anxious, or concerned (about)
EX 1 When his mother died Allan didn't seem to care at all. After our argument my wife said she didn't care where I went or what I did
LEMMA care
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = to mind; be worried, anxious, or concerned (about)
EX 1 When his mother died Allan didn't seem to care at all. After our argument my wife said she didn't care where I went or what I did
LEMMA careen
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 careens
VAR 2 careened
VAR 3 careened
VAR 4 careening
DEF = (of a ship) to lean to one side to cause (a ship) to lean to one side
EX 1
LEMMA careen
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 careens
VAR 2 careened
VAR 3 careened
VAR 4 careening
DEF = (of a ship) to lean to one side to cause (a ship) to lean to one side
EX 1
LEMMA careen
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 careens
VAR 2 careened
VAR 3 careened
VAR 4 careening
DEF = to turn (a ship) on one side for cleaning or repairing
EX 1
LEMMA careen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careens
VAR 2 careened
VAR 3 careened
VAR 4 careening
DEF = esp. AmE to go forward rapidly while making sudden movements from side to side
EX 1 As the carriage careened (along) down the hill, the passengers were thrown roughly from side to side
LEMMA career
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careers
VAR 2 careered
VAR 3 careered
VAR 4 careering
DEF = to go at full speed; rush wildly
EX 1 The car careered uncontrollably down the hill. He's always careering about and breaking things
LEMMA career
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 careers
VAR 2 careered
VAR 3 careered
VAR 4 careering
DEF = to go at full speed; rush wildly
EX 1 The car careered uncontrollably down the hill. He's always careering about and breaking things
LEMMA care for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = to like
EX 1 I don't really care for tea; I like coffee better
LEMMA care for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = (often in suggestions with would or should) to like to have
EX 1 Would you care for some tea?
LEMMA care for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cares
VAR 2 cared
VAR 3 cared
VAR 4 caring
DEF = to nurse or attend (someone or something); look after
EX 1 He's very good at caring for sick animals
LEMMA caress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caresses
VAR 2 caressed
VAR 3 caressed
VAR 4 caressing
DEF = to give a CARESS to (someone)
EX 1 He caressed his wife lovingly
LEMMA caricature
POS v
FIELD1 lt
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 caricatures
VAR 2 caricatured
VAR 3 caricatured
VAR 4 caricaturing
DEF = to represent in CARICATURE
EX 1
LEMMA carol
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carols
VAR 2 carolled
VAR 3 carolled
VAR 4 carolling
DEF = to sing joyfully
EX 1
LEMMA carol
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 carols
VAR 2 carolled
VAR 3 carolled
VAR 4 carolling
DEF = to sing CAROLs@1 (1) (esp. going from house to house)
EX 1 The children went carolling during the week before Christmas
LEMMA carol
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carols
VAR 2 carolled
VAR 3 carolled
VAR 4 carolling
DEF = to praise (someone or something) with CAROLs@1 (1)
EX 1 The thankful people carolled their king
LEMMA carouse
POS v
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 en
VAR 1 carouses
VAR 2 caroused
VAR 3 caroused
VAR 4 carousing
DEF = to make merry, esp. by drinking large amounts of alcoholic drink
EX 1
LEMMA carp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carps
VAR 2 carped
VAR 3 carped
VAR 4 carping
DEF = to find fault and complain continuously and unnecessarily
EX 1 Please stop carping (on) at the way I dress
LEMMA carp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carps
VAR 2 carped
VAR 3 carped
VAR 4 carping
DEF = to find fault and complain continuously and unnecessarily
EX 1 Please stop carping (on) at the way I dress
LEMMA carp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carps
VAR 2 carped
VAR 3 carped
VAR 4 carping
DEF = to find fault and complain continuously and unnecessarily
EX 1 Please stop carping (on) at the way I dress
LEMMA carpet
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 te
VAR 1 carpets
VAR 2 carpeted
VAR 3 carpeted
VAR 4 carpeting
DEF = to cover with or as if with a CARPET@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA carpet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carpets
VAR 2 carpeted
VAR 3 carpeted
VAR 4 carpeting
DEF = infml esp. BrE to blame (REPRIMAND) (someone)
EX 1 He was carpeted for bad work
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to bear (someone or something) in one's arms, on one's back, etc., while moving
EX 1 The monkey carried her baby on her back
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to act as the means by which (a person or thing) is moved from one place to another; TRANSPORT; CONVEY
EX 1 A taxi carried me to the station. Pipes carry oil across the desert
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to bear the weight of (something) without moving
EX 1 This pillar carries the whole roof
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = tech to support with food
EX 1 This field can carry up to 10 cows
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = infml to keep or support with money, help, personal effort, etc.
EX 1 The company will carry you until your illness is over
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to keep or hold (something) with one; wear
EX 1 In Britain police do not usually carry guns
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to move or hold (oneself) in a certain way
EX 1 Janet carries herself very nicely and attracts all the men
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to pass from one person to another; spread
EX 1 Many serious diseases are carried by insects
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to be able to reach a certain distance; TRANSMIT; cover space
EX 1 She could never be a great singer because her voice does not carry! How far does this gun carry? (=how far will it fire?)
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (of a shop) to have (goods) for sale
EX 1 This shop carries a very wide variety of clothes
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (of a female) to be expecting (a child or young animal)
EX 1 Our cow's carrying again
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (of a female) to be expecting (a child or young animal)
EX 1 Our cow's carrying again
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to put (a number) into the next upright row to the left as when doing addition
EX 1 Write 4 and carry 1
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to put (a number) into the next upright row to the left as when doing addition
EX 1 Write 4 and carry 1
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 jn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to print or broadcast
EX 1 All the newspapers carried articles about the government's plans
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = infml to hold (alcoholic drink) without showing bad effects
EX 1 He can't carry more than 4 glasses of beer without getting drunk
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to contain
EX 1 The report carried a serious warning of future trouble
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to have as a usual or necessary result
EX 1 Such a crime carries a serious punishment
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to win the sympathy, support, or agreement of
EX 1 The government carried the country and won the election
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (esp. of a law or plan) to be approved; PASS@1 (15) to cause (esp. a law or plan) to be approved; (cause to) PASS@1 (15)
EX 1 The law was carried by 310 votes to 306. The government succeeded in carrying its plan through Parliament
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (esp. of a law or plan) to be approved; PASS@1 (15) to cause (esp. a law or plan) to be approved; (cause to) PASS@1 (15)
EX 1 The law was carried by 310 votes to 306. The government succeeded in carrying its plan through Parliament
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to increase, enlarge, or continue (someone or something) in space, time, or degree; take
EX 1 This building will be carried up to 16 floors. His ability carried him to the top of his profession
LEMMA carry
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to succeed in not showing
EX 1 He carries his age very well. He looks 40 but in fact he's 60
LEMMA carry away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to excite
EX 1 Marsha got so carried away when arguing with her husband that she killed him
LEMMA carry back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to take back in memory
EX 1 The old picture carried me back 35 years to my wedding day
LEMMA carry forward
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = (when adding up accounts) to make a total at the bottom of an upright row of figures, ready to be moved to the top of the next page for further addition
EX 1
LEMMA carry off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to cause the death of (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA carry off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to perform or do (a part, action, duty, etc.) easily and successfully
EX 1
LEMMA carry off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to win (the prize, honour, etc.)
EX 1 Jean carried off all the prizes in the competition
LEMMA carry on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to continue, esp. in spite of an interruption or difficulties
EX 1 Even after the king had entered the room she carried on talking. Carry on the good work! The government must carry on, whatever the cost. We'll carry on our conversation tomorrow
LEMMA carry on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to continue, esp. in spite of an interruption or difficulties
EX 1 Even after the king had entered the room she carried on talking. Carry on the good work! The government must carry on, whatever the cost. We'll carry on our conversation tomorrow
LEMMA carry on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to continue, esp. in spite of an interruption or difficulties
EX 1 Even after the king had entered the room she carried on talking. Carry on the good work! The government must carry on, whatever the cost. We'll carry on our conversation tomorrow
LEMMA carry on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = infml to behave in a very excited and anxious manner
EX 1 Mother did carry on so when she heard the bad news!
LEMMA carry on with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = infml to have a love affair with (someone)
EX 1
LEMMA carry out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to fulfil; complete
EX 1 He carried out his threat to kill his enemy. to carry out a plan, order, duty, etc.
LEMMA carry over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to remain; continue
EX 1 The habit carries over from my childhood
LEMMA carry over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to remain; continue
EX 1 The habit carries over from my childhood
LEMMA carry over
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zk
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = CARRY FORWARD
EX 1
LEMMA carry through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = CARRY OUT
EX 1 In spite of a long struggle we succeeded in carrying most of our plans through
LEMMA carry through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to continue to exist
EX 1 feelings that carry through to the present
LEMMA carry through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to help (someone) to continue in an effective way during (an illness, difficult period, etc.)
EX 1 His courage carried him through (his illness)
LEMMA carry through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carries
VAR 2 carried
VAR 3 carried
VAR 4 carrying
DEF = to help (someone) to continue in an effective way during (an illness, difficult period, etc.)
EX 1 His courage carried him through (his illness)
LEMMA cart
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 vh
VAR 1 carts
VAR 2 carted
VAR 3 carted
VAR 4 carting
DEF = to carry in a cart
EX 1
LEMMA cart
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 vh
VAR 1 carts
VAR 2 carted
VAR 3 carted
VAR 4 carting
DEF = derog infml to carry as if in a cart, usu. in a disrespectful manner
EX 1 The police carted the prisoners off to prison
LEMMA cart
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carts
VAR 2 carted
VAR 3 carted
VAR 4 carting
DEF = infml to carry by hand
EX 1 Do you have to cart that bag round all day?
LEMMA cartwheel
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cartwheels
VAR 2 cartwheeled
VAR 3 cartwheeled
VAR 4 cartwheeling
DEF = to move sideways like a turning wheel; to turn CARTWHEELs
EX 1
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 sk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to cut (usu. wood or stone) in order to make a special shape
EX 1
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make (a special shape) by cutting usu. wood or stone
EX 1 The artist carved you an interesting ornament from this piece of wood. What did she carve (for) you?
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make (a special shape) by cutting usu. wood or stone
EX 1 The artist carved you an interesting ornament from this piece of wood. What did she carve (for) you?
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make (a special shape) by cutting usu. wood or stone
EX 1 The artist carved you an interesting ornament from this piece of wood. What did she carve (for) you?
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make (a special shape) by cutting usu. wood or stone
EX 1 The artist carved you an interesting ornament from this piece of wood. What did she carve (for) you?
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make (a special shape) by cutting usu. wood or stone
EX 1 The artist carved you an interesting ornament from this piece of wood. What did she carve (for) you?
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 sk
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to work as a SCULPTOR
EX 1 "What's her job?" "She carves"
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to cut (cooked meat) into pieces or SLICEs, esp. at a meal
EX 1
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to cut (cooked meat) into pieces or SLICEs, esp. at a meal
EX 1
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to cut (one or more pieces or SLICEs) from cooked meat
EX 1 He carved me some very nice pieces of chicken
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to cut (one or more pieces or SLICEs) from cooked meat
EX 1 He carved me some very nice pieces of chicken
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make or get (a social position, famous name, etc.) by hard work
EX 1 He carved out a name for himself. He carved himself (out) a nice position in the business
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make or get (a social position, famous name, etc.) by hard work
EX 1 He carved out a name for himself. He carved himself (out) a nice position in the business
LEMMA carve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = to make or get (a social position, famous name, etc.) by hard work
EX 1 He carved out a name for himself. He carved himself (out) a nice position in the business
LEMMA carve up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = derog to divide
EX 1
LEMMA carve up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 carves
VAR 2 carved
VAR 3 carved
VAR 4 carving
DEF = sl to wound (someone) with a knife
EX 1
LEMMA cascade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cascades
VAR 2 cascaded
VAR 3 cascaded
VAR 4 cascading
DEF = to (cause to) pour in quantity
EX 1 When it rained, water would cascade down the window
LEMMA cascade
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cascades
VAR 2 cascaded
VAR 3 cascaded
VAR 4 cascading
DEF = to (cause to) pour in quantity
EX 1 When it rained, water would cascade down the window
LEMMA case
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
VAR 2 cased
VAR 3 cased
VAR 4 casing
DEF = to enclose or cover with a case
EX 1
LEMMA case
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cases
VAR 2 cased
VAR 3 cased
VAR 4 casing
DEF = sl to examine, esp. with the intention of robbing
EX 1 The thief was casing the joint (=examining the place he intended to rob)
LEMMA cash
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cashes
VAR 2 cashed
VAR 3 cashed
VAR 4 cashing
DEF = to exchange (a cheque or other order to pay) for CASH (1)
EX 1 Can you cash this postal order for that old lady please? Where can I get this cashed?
LEMMA cash
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 cashes
VAR 2 cashed
VAR 3 cashed
VAR 4 cashing
DEF = to exchange (a cheque or other order to pay) for CASH (1)
EX 1 Can you cash this postal order for that old lady please? Where can I get this cashed?
LEMMA cashier
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 cashiers
VAR 2 cashiered
VAR 3 cashiered
VAR 4 cashiering
DEF = to dismiss (someone, usu. an officer) with dishonour from service in the armed forces
EX 1
LEMMA cash in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cashes
VAR 2 cashed
VAR 3 cashed
VAR 4 cashing
DEF = to take advantage or profit (from)
EX 1 Let's cash in on the fine weather and go out for the day
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to throw or drop
EX 1 The fishermen cast their nets into the sea
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to throw off; remove
EX 1 Every year the snake casts (off) its skin
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to give (a vote)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to turn or direct
EX 1 The evening sun cast long shadows (across the garden). This misuse of public money has cast doubts on the actions of the whole government
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to turn or direct
EX 1 The evening sun cast long shadows (across the garden). This misuse of public money has cast doubts on the actions of the whole government
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to give an acting part to (a person)
EX 1 The director cast me as a mad scientist/cast me in that new play
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to give an acting part to (a person)
EX 1 The director cast me as a mad scientist/cast me in that new play
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to choose actors for parts in (a play)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to make (an object) by pouring hot metal (or plastic) into a specially shaped container (MOULD)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 af
FIELD2 mt
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to pour (hot metal) into a specially shaped container (MOULD) to make a CAST@2 (4)
EX 1 to cast BRONZE@2 (1)
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (of metal) to be fit or suitable for making a CAST@2 (4)
EX 1 Iron casts better than copper
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in KNITting (1)) to make (a stitch)
EX 1
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to calculate
EX 1 to cast accounts to cast a HOROSCOPE
LEMMA cast
POS v
FIELD1 oc
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to make and put into effect (a SPELL@1)
EX 1
LEMMA cast about for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to search or look for in all directions
EX 1
LEMMA cast aside
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to get rid of; DISCARD
EX 1 As soon as she became rich she cast aside all her old friends/all her old habits
LEMMA cast away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to leave (someone) somewhere as the result of a shipwreck
EX 1 We were cast away on an island without food or water
LEMMA cast down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to lower in spirit; UPSET
EX 1 Father was very cast down by the news of our aunt's death
LEMMA castigate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 castigates
VAR 2 castigated
VAR 3 castigated
VAR 4 castigating
DEF = to punish or scold severely in order to correct
EX 1
LEMMA castigate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 castigates
VAR 2 castigated
VAR 3 castigated
VAR 4 castigating
DEF = to express strong disapproval of (a person, behaviour, or someone's ideas)
EX 1
LEMMA castle
POS v
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 castles
VAR 2 castled
VAR 3 castled
VAR 4 castling
DEF = (in the game of CHESS) to move the king 2 squares towards either of his own CASTLEs@1 (2) and put the CASTLE@1 (2) on the square that the king has moved across
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (of a boat or ship) to be set free on the water by a rope being untied to set (a boat or ship) free by untying a rope
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (of a boat or ship) to be set free on the water by a rope being untied to set (a boat or ship) free by untying a rope
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to give or throw away (clothes no longer wanted)
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 da
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in a SQUARE DANCE) to turn one's partner and pass round the outside of the set
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in KNITting (1)) to finish making something of woollen thread by removing (stitches) from the needle in such a way that the garment does not come undone
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in KNITting (1)) to finish making something of woollen thread by removing (stitches) from the needle in such a way that the garment does not come undone
EX 1
LEMMA cast off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = CAST ASIDE
EX 1
LEMMA cast on
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in KNITting) to start making something of woollen thread by putting (the first stitches) onto a needle
EX 1
LEMMA cast on
POS v
FIELD1 ks
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = (in KNITting) to start making something of woollen thread by putting (the first stitches) onto a needle
EX 1
LEMMA cast out
POS v
FIELD1 so
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 casts
VAR 2 casted
VAR 3 casted
VAR 4 casting
DEF = to drive out or away; EXPEL
EX 1
LEMMA castrate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 castrates
VAR 2 castrated
VAR 3 castrated
VAR 4 castrating
DEF = to remove all or part of the sex organs of (a male animal or person)
EX 1
LEMMA catalogue
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalogues
VAR 2 catalogueed
VAR 3 catalogueed
VAR 4 catalogueing
DEF = to make a CATALOGUE@1 of (a list of goods, places, names, etc.)
EX 1 Can you catalogue the furniture you sell and send me a copy of it?
LEMMA catalogue
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalogues
VAR 2 catalogueed
VAR 3 catalogueed
VAR 4 catalogueing
DEF = to make a CATALOGUE@1 of (a list of goods, places, names, etc.)
EX 1 Can you catalogue the furniture you sell and send me a copy of it?
LEMMA catalogue
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalogues
VAR 2 catalogueed
VAR 3 catalogueed
VAR 4 catalogueing
DEF = to enter (a book, place, name, etc.) into a CATALOGUE@1
EX 1
LEMMA catalogue
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catalogues
VAR 2 catalogueed
VAR 3 catalogueed
VAR 4 catalogueing
DEF = to enter (a book, place, name, etc.) into a CATALOGUE@1
EX 1
LEMMA catapult
POS v
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 catapults
VAR 2 catapulted
VAR 3 catapulted
VAR 4 catapulting
DEF = to hit (something or someone) with something fired from a CATAPULT@1 (1)
EX 1 The bad boy tried to catapult the old man's window
LEMMA catapult
POS v
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 catapults
VAR 2 catapulted
VAR 3 catapulted
VAR 4 catapulting
DEF = to fire from a CATAPULT@1 (1)
EX 1 The bad boy tried to catapult a stone through the old man's window
LEMMA catapult
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catapults
VAR 2 catapulted
VAR 3 catapulted
VAR 4 catapulting
DEF = to (cause to) move quickly as if fired from a CATAPULT@1 (1)
EX 1 When I tried to catch the thief he catapulted through the window, over the wall, and escaped. When the bus hit the tree one of the passengers was catapulted through the window
LEMMA catapult
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catapults
VAR 2 catapulted
VAR 3 catapulted
VAR 4 catapulting
DEF = to (cause to) move quickly as if fired from a CATAPULT@1 (1)
EX 1 When I tried to catch the thief he catapulted through the window, over the wall, and escaped. When the bus hit the tree one of the passengers was catapulted through the window
LEMMA catapult
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 catapults
VAR 2 catapulted
VAR 3 catapulted
VAR 4 catapulting
DEF = to use a CATAPULT@1 (2) to help (a plane) take off from a ship
EX 1
LEMMA catcall
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catcalls
VAR 2 catcalled
VAR 3 catcalled
VAR 4 catcalling
DEF = (to make) a loud whistle or cry expressing disapproval or displeasure, as at the theatre, a sports match, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catcall
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catcalls
VAR 2 catcalled
VAR 3 catcalled
VAR 4 catcalling
DEF = (to make) a loud whistle or cry expressing disapproval or displeasure, as at the theatre, a sports match, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to get hold of (something moving in the air); seize
EX 1 The dog caught the ball in its mouth
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 hf
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to trap (esp. an animal) after chasing or hunting; take
EX 1 Cats like to catch mice
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to find unexpectedly; come upon suddenly; discover by surprise
EX 1 Mother caught me stealing from the shop and scolded me severely
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to find unexpectedly; come upon suddenly; discover by surprise
EX 1 Mother caught me stealing from the shop and scolded me severely
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to become stuck
EX 1 My skirt caught in the door
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to be in time for
EX 1 We had to drive very quickly in order to catch the train
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to get (an illness); become infected with
EX 1 You'll catch cold if you don't put a coat on
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to cause to become hooked, held, fastened, or stuck, accidentally or on purpose
EX 1 I caught my dress on a nail
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to hit (a person or animal); strike
EX 1 I caught him on the head with a heavy blow
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to attract (esp. interest or attention)
EX 1 The boy knocked on the window to catch my attention
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to get or notice for a moment (note the phr. catch sight of)
EX 1 I caught sight of my old friend in town today. I thought I caught a smell of burning but I must have been mistaken
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to get or notice for a moment (note the phr. catch sight of)
EX 1 I caught sight of my old friend in town today. I thought I caught a smell of burning but I must have been mistaken
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to start to burn, work, operate
EX 1 The wind was so strong that the fire caught quickly. The plane's engine is having difficulty in catching so the flight will be late in leaving
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to hear; understand
EX 1 I didn't catch what you said. Please repeat it
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to hear; understand
EX 1 I didn't catch what you said. Please repeat it
LEMMA catch
POS v
FIELD1 ck
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = (in cricket) to send (a player) off the field by taking and holding a ball knocked off the BAT@1 (1) before it touches the ground
EX 1
LEMMA catch at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to try to take, seize, or hold
EX 1 A drowning man will catch at anything, even a STRAW (1)
LEMMA catch on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to become popular
EX 1
LEMMA catch on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to understand
EX 1 Do you mind repeating what you said, I didn't quite catch on?
LEMMA catch out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to show (someone) to be at fault
EX 1
LEMMA catch up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to come up from behind; draw level with
EX 1 When will Britain catch up with Japan in industrial production? You walk on and I'll catch up with you later (BrE also catch you up later)
LEMMA catch up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to come up from behind; draw level with
EX 1 When will Britain catch up with Japan in industrial production? You walk on and I'll catch up with you later (BrE also catch you up later)
LEMMA catch up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 catches
VAR 2 caught
VAR 3 caught
VAR 4 catching
DEF = to bring or come up to date
EX 1 I have to catch up on writing letters tonight so I can't come out
LEMMA catechize
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ed
VAR 1 catechizes
VAR 2 catechized
VAR 3 catechized
VAR 4 catechizing
DEF = to give (someone) esp. religious instruction by question, answer, explanation, and example
EX 1 The priest went abroad to catechize the nonbelievers
LEMMA categorize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 categorizes
VAR 2 categorized
VAR 3 categorized
VAR 4 categorizing
DEF = to put in a CATEGORY
EX 1
LEMMA cater
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = to provide and serve food and drinks, usu. for payment, at a public or private party rather than a restaurant
EX 1 Who's catering at your daughter's wedding?
LEMMA cater
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = AmE infml to provide and serve food and drinks, usu. for payment, at (a public or private party rather than a restaurant)
EX 1 Who's catering your daughter's wedding?
LEMMA cater for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = to take account of; consider
EX 1
LEMMA cater for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = (AmE cater to)_ to take account of and provide with what is necessary
EX 1 Our newspapers and magazines try to cater for all opinions
LEMMA cater to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = to provide with what is necessary, specialize in satisfying
EX 1 Those newspapers and magazines cater to the lowest and most evil feelings of their readers
LEMMA cater to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caters
VAR 2 catered
VAR 3 catered
VAR 4 catering
DEF = AmE CATER FOR (2)
EX 1
LEMMA caterwaul
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 caterwauls
VAR 2 caterwauled
VAR 3 caterwauled
VAR 4 caterwauling
DEF = to make a loud unpleasant catlike sound
EX 1
LEMMA caterwaul
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caterwauls
VAR 2 caterwauled
VAR 3 caterwauled
VAR 4 caterwauling
DEF = infml to quarrel loudly and angrily
EX 1
LEMMA caucus
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caucuses
VAR 2 caucused
VAR 3 caucused
VAR 4 caucusing
DEF = to hold or meet in a CAUCUS
EX 1
LEMMA caulk
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caulks
VAR 2 caulked
VAR 3 caulked
VAR 4 caulking
DEF = to stop (usu. a ship) from letting in water by pressing oily or sticky WATERPROOF material into cracks in the wood
EX 1
LEMMA caulk
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 caulks
VAR 2 caulked
VAR 3 caulked
VAR 4 caulking
DEF = to block up (cracks in wood) with oily or sticky WATERPROOF material
EX 1
LEMMA cause
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
VAR 2 caused
VAR 3 caused
VAR 4 causing
DEF = to lead to; be the cause of
EX 1 What caused his illness? I think you like causing trouble to/for people
LEMMA cause
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
VAR 2 caused
VAR 3 caused
VAR 4 causing
DEF = to lead to; be the cause of
EX 1 What caused his illness? I think you like causing trouble to/for people
LEMMA cause
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
VAR 2 caused
VAR 3 caused
VAR 4 causing
DEF = to lead to; be the cause of
EX 1 What caused his illness? I think you like causing trouble to/for people
LEMMA cause
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 causes
VAR 2 caused
VAR 3 caused
VAR 4 causing
DEF = to lead to; be the cause of
EX 1 What caused his illness? I think you like causing trouble to/for people
LEMMA cauterize
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zs
VAR 1 cauterizes
VAR 2 cauterized
VAR 3 cauterized
VAR 4 cauterizing
DEF = to burn (a wound, snake bite, etc.) with a very hot iron or CAUSTIC@2 (1) substance to destroy infection
EX 1
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn against possible danger
EX 1 (law) The policeman said, "I must caution you that anything you say may be used against you (at your trial)"
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn against possible danger
EX 1 (law) The policeman said, "I must caution you that anything you say may be used against you (at your trial)"
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn against possible danger
EX 1 (law) The policeman said, "I must caution you that anything you say may be used against you (at your trial)"
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn against possible danger
EX 1 (law) The policeman said, "I must caution you that anything you say may be used against you (at your trial)"
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn about something bad already done, often with the threat of future punishment for doing it again
EX 1
LEMMA caution
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cautions
VAR 2 cautioned
VAR 3 cautioned
VAR 4 cautioning
DEF = to warn about something bad already done, often with the threat of future punishment for doing it again
EX 1
LEMMA cave in
POS v
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 mg
VAR 1 caves
VAR 2 caved
VAR 3 caved
VAR 4 caving
DEF = (of a roof or the covering over a hollow place) to fall in or down to cause (a roof or the covering over a hollow place) to fall in or down
EX 1 They caved in the roof of the underground passage with powerful explosives
LEMMA cave in
POS v
FIELD1 6o
FIELD2 mg
VAR 1 caves
VAR 2 caved
VAR 3 caved
VAR 4 caving
DEF = (of a roof or the covering over a hollow place) to fall in or down to cause (a roof or the covering over a hollow place) to fall in or down
EX 1 They caved in the roof of the underground passage with powerful explosives
LEMMA cave in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caves
VAR 2 caved
VAR 3 caved
VAR 4 caving
DEF = infml (of business, firm, etc.) to fail
EX 1
LEMMA cave in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 caves
VAR 2 caved
VAR 3 caved
VAR 4 caving
DEF = infml to yield
EX 1
LEMMA cavil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cavils
VAR 2 cavilled
VAR 3 cavilled
VAR 4 cavilling
DEF = to find fault unnecessarily
EX 1
LEMMA cavort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cavorts
VAR 2 cavorted
VAR 3 cavorted
VAR 4 cavorting
DEF = (esp. of a person) to jump or dance about noisily
EX 1
LEMMA caw
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 caws
VAR 2 cawed
VAR 3 cawed
VAR 4 cawing
DEF = (to make) the loud rough natural cry of various large birds (such as CROWs)
EX 1
LEMMA caw
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 caws
VAR 2 cawed
VAR 3 cawed
VAR 4 cawing
DEF = (to make) the loud rough natural cry of various large birds (such as CROWs)
EX 1
LEMMA cease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ceases
VAR 2 ceased
VAR 3 ceased
VAR 4 ceasing
DEF = to stop (esp. an activity)
EX 1 Cease fire! (=Stop shooting!). At last they have ceased work(ing)
LEMMA cease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ceases
VAR 2 ceased
VAR 3 ceased
VAR 4 ceasing
DEF = to stop (esp. an activity)
EX 1 Cease fire! (=Stop shooting!). At last they have ceased work(ing)
LEMMA cease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ceases
VAR 2 ceased
VAR 3 ceased
VAR 4 ceasing
DEF = to stop (esp. an activity)
EX 1 Cease fire! (=Stop shooting!). At last they have ceased work(ing)
LEMMA cease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 ceases
VAR 2 ceased
VAR 3 ceased
VAR 4 ceasing
DEF = to stop (esp. an activity)
EX 1 Cease fire! (=Stop shooting!). At last they have ceased work(ing)
LEMMA cede
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cedes
VAR 2 ceded
VAR 3 ceded
VAR 4 ceding
DEF = to yield (usu. land or a right) to (another country or person), esp. after losing a war
EX 1 In 1871 France ceded Germany Alsace-Lorraine, in 1918 Germany ceded it back to France
LEMMA cede
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 cedes
VAR 2 ceded
VAR 3 ceded
VAR 4 ceding
DEF = to yield (usu. land or a right) to (another country or person), esp. after losing a war
EX 1 In 1871 France ceded Germany Alsace-Lorraine, in 1918 Germany ceded it back to France
LEMMA celebrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 celebrates
VAR 2 celebrated
VAR 3 celebrated
VAR 4 celebrating
DEF = to enjoy oneself, usu. on a special occasion
EX 1
LEMMA celebrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 celebrates
VAR 2 celebrated
VAR 3 celebrated
VAR 4 celebrating
DEF = to mark (an event or special occasion) with public or private rejoicings
EX 1
LEMMA celebrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 celebrates
VAR 2 celebrated
VAR 3 celebrated
VAR 4 celebrating
DEF = to praise (someone or something) in writing, speech, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA celebrate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 celebrates
VAR 2 celebrated
VAR 3 celebrated
VAR 4 celebrating
DEF = tech (of a priest) to perform (esp. the holiest part of the Christian religious service called the MASS) solemnly and officially
EX 1
LEMMA celebrate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 celebrates
VAR 2 celebrated
VAR 3 celebrated
VAR 4 celebrating
DEF = tech (of a priest) to perform (esp. the holiest part of the Christian religious service called the MASS) solemnly and officially
EX 1
LEMMA cement
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 cements
VAR 2 cemented
VAR 3 cemented
VAR 4 cementing
DEF = to join together or make firm with or as if with CEMENT@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA cement
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cements
VAR 2 cemented
VAR 3 cemented
VAR 4 cementing
DEF = to cover (something) with CEMENT (1)
EX 1 We've decided to cement our garden as we don't like flowers
LEMMA censor
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 censors
VAR 2 censored
VAR 3 censored
VAR 4 censoring
DEF = to examine (books, films, letters, etc.) with the intention of removing anything offensive
EX 1
LEMMA censure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 censures
VAR 2 censured
VAR 3 censured
VAR 4 censuring
DEF = to express strong disapproval of (someone or their behaviour or actions); judge severely and unfavourably
EX 1
LEMMA center
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centers
VAR 2 centered
VAR 3 centered
VAR 4 centering
DEF = CENTRE
EX 1
LEMMA centralize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centralizes
VAR 2 centralized
VAR 3 centralized
VAR 4 centralizing
DEF = (esp. of the controlling power of government) to gather under central control to cause (esp. the controlling power of government) to gather under central control
EX 1 The king is trying to centralize all power in his own hands
LEMMA centralize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centralizes
VAR 2 centralized
VAR 3 centralized
VAR 4 centralizing
DEF = (esp. of the controlling power of government) to gather under central control to cause (esp. the controlling power of government) to gather under central control
EX 1 The king is trying to centralize all power in his own hands
LEMMA centralize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centralizes
VAR 2 centralized
VAR 3 centralized
VAR 4 centralizing
DEF = (esp. of the controlling power of government) to gather under central control to cause (esp. the controlling power of government) to gather under central control
EX 1 The king is trying to centralize all power in his own hands
LEMMA centralize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centralizes
VAR 2 centralized
VAR 3 centralized
VAR 4 centralizing
DEF = (esp. of the controlling power of government) to gather under central control to cause (esp. the controlling power of government) to gather under central control
EX 1 The king is trying to centralize all power in his own hands
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) gather to a centre; (cause to) have a centre
EX 1 Our thoughts centred on the young girl about to be married
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to (cause to) have as a main subject
EX 1 Attention centred on the priest
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = to place in or at the centre
EX 1 Centre this picture on the wall please
LEMMA centre
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 centres
VAR 2 centred
VAR 3 centred
VAR 4 centring
DEF = (in sports) to pass (a ball) to the centre of a field
EX 1 If he'd centred that ball we might have won the match
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = to declare that (something) is correct or true
EX 1 The bank certified my accounts
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = to declare, esp. after some kind of test
EX 1 The doctor certified me mad. The minister certified that his trip abroad was necessary
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = to declare, esp. after some kind of test
EX 1 The doctor certified me mad. The minister certified that his trip abroad was necessary
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = to give a CERTIFICATE to (someone) declaring successful completion of a course of training for a particular profession
EX 1 a certified teacher
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = to give a CERTIFICATE to (someone) declaring successful completion of a course of training for a particular profession
EX 1 a certified teacher
LEMMA certify
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 certifies
VAR 2 certified
VAR 3 certified
VAR 4 certifying
DEF = BrE infml to officially declare (someone) mad (INSANE)
EX 1 You should be certified; you're mad
LEMMA chafe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chafes
VAR 2 chafed
VAR 3 chafed
VAR 4 chafing
DEF = to (cause to) become sore, painful, or uncomfortable by rubbing
EX 1 Her skin chafes easily. Her shoes chafed the skin on her feet
LEMMA chafe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chafes
VAR 2 chafed
VAR 3 chafed
VAR 4 chafing
DEF = to (cause to) become sore, painful, or uncomfortable by rubbing
EX 1 Her skin chafes easily. Her shoes chafed the skin on her feet
LEMMA chafe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chafes
VAR 2 chafed
VAR 3 chafed
VAR 4 chafing
DEF = to rub (part of the body) to get warm
EX 1
LEMMA chafe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chafes
VAR 2 chafed
VAR 3 chafed
VAR 4 chafing
DEF = to become or be impatient, excited, or annoyed
EX 1 He chafed under his illness
LEMMA chafe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chafes
VAR 2 chafed
VAR 3 chafed
VAR 4 chafing
DEF = to become or be impatient, excited, or annoyed
EX 1 He chafed under his illness
LEMMA chaff
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaffs
VAR 2 chaffed
VAR 3 chaffed
VAR 4 chaffing
DEF = to make fun of (someone) in a good-humoured way
EX 1
LEMMA chagrin
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chagrins
VAR 2 chagrined
VAR 3 chagrined
VAR 4 chagrining
DEF = to cause (someone) to feel CHAGRIN@1; annoy, anger, or disappoint (someone) greatly
EX 1 It chagrined me greatly to be told of her complaints
LEMMA chain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
VAR 2 chained
VAR 3 chained
VAR 4 chaining
DEF = to limit the freedom of (someone or something) with or as if with a chain
EX 1 It's time the dogs were chained up for the night. (fig.) I'd feel chained down with a wife, a house, and children
LEMMA chain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
VAR 2 chained
VAR 3 chained
VAR 4 chaining
DEF = to limit the freedom of (someone or something) with or as if with a chain
EX 1 It's time the dogs were chained up for the night. (fig.) I'd feel chained down with a wife, a house, and children
LEMMA chain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chains
VAR 2 chained
VAR 3 chained
VAR 4 chaining
DEF = to limit the freedom of (someone or something) with or as if with a chain
EX 1 It's time the dogs were chained up for the night. (fig.) I'd feel chained down with a wife, a house, and children
LEMMA chain-smoke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chain-smokes
VAR 2 chain-smoked
VAR 3 chain-smoked
VAR 4 chain-smoking
DEF = to smoke (cigarettes) continually
EX 1
LEMMA chain-smoke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chain-smokes
VAR 2 chain-smoked
VAR 3 chain-smoked
VAR 4 chain-smoking
DEF = to smoke (cigarettes) continually
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chairs
VAR 2 chaired
VAR 3 chaired
VAR 4 chairing
DEF = to be chairman of (a meeting)
EX 1
LEMMA chair
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chairs
VAR 2 chaired
VAR 3 chaired
VAR 4 chairing
DEF = BrE to lift up and carry (someone), usu. as a sign of admiration
EX 1 When he won the race his supporters chaired him round the field
LEMMA chalk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to write, mark, or draw with chalk
EX 1
LEMMA chalk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to write, mark, or draw with chalk
EX 1
LEMMA chalk out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to make a drawing or plan of (something)
EX 1
LEMMA chalk out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to describe (something) in words in a general way
EX 1 The general chalked out his plan of attack
LEMMA chalk up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to succeed in getting (esp. points in a game)
EX 1 We've chalked up more points than any other team this year
LEMMA chalk up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chalks
VAR 2 chalked
VAR 3 chalked
VAR 4 chalking
DEF = to charge to someone's or one's own account; record on someone's or one's own account
EX 1 Anything you do wrong will be chalked up against you
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to call (someone) to compete against one, esp. in a fight, match, etc.
EX 1 I challenged him to a game of tennis
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to call (someone) to compete against one, esp. in a fight, match, etc.
EX 1 I challenged him to a game of tennis
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to demand official proof of the name and aims of (someone)
EX 1 The soldier on guard challenged the stranger as soon as she appeared
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to question the lawfulness or rightness of (someone or something)
EX 1 She challenged the justice of the new law
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to call (a person or thing) to competitive action or effort; test the abilities of (a person or thing)
EX 1 This difficulty challenges my mind to find an answer. I only like to study something if it really challenges me
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to call (a person or thing) to competitive action or effort; test the abilities of (a person or thing)
EX 1 This difficulty challenges my mind to find an answer. I only like to study something if it really challenges me
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to ask or demand as of right
EX 1 The soldier challenged the stranger to say who she was. (lit) This event challenges an explanation
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = to ask or demand as of right
EX 1 The soldier challenged the stranger to say who she was. (lit) This event challenges an explanation
LEMMA challenge
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 challenges
VAR 2 challenged
VAR 3 challenged
VAR 4 challenging
DEF = law to declare that one will not accept (a JUROR) before the beginning of a case
EX 1 We have decided to challenge Mr. Brown because we do not believe he will be fair to the person we are representing in court
LEMMA champ
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 champs
VAR 2 champed
VAR 3 champed
VAR 4 champing
DEF = also chomp_ (of a horse) to bite (food, the BIT@1 (1)), etc.), noisily
EX 1 The horse is champing (at) his food
LEMMA champ
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 champs
VAR 2 champed
VAR 3 champed
VAR 4 champing
DEF = also chomp_ (of a horse) to bite (food, the BIT@1 (1)), etc.), noisily
EX 1 The horse is champing (at) his food
LEMMA champ
POS v
FIELD1 eq
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 champs
VAR 2 champed
VAR 3 champed
VAR 4 champing
DEF = also chomp_ (of a horse) to bite (food, the BIT@1 (1)), etc.), noisily
EX 1 The horse is champing (at) his food
LEMMA champ
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champs
VAR 2 champed
VAR 3 champed
VAR 4 champing
DEF = infml to be impatient; be eager
EX 1 The train was late and the passengers were champing to get home
LEMMA champ
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champs
VAR 2 champed
VAR 3 champed
VAR 4 champing
DEF = infml to be impatient; be eager
EX 1 The train was late and the passengers were champing to get home
LEMMA champion
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 champions
VAR 2 championed
VAR 3 championed
VAR 4 championing
DEF = to fight for, support strongly, or defend (a principle, movement, person, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take place by chance; happen by accident
EX 1 She chanced to be in the park when I was there. If it should chance to rain we'll take a taxi home
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take place by chance; happen by accident
EX 1 She chanced to be in the park when I was there. If it should chance to rain we'll take a taxi home
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take place by chance; happen by accident
EX 1 She chanced to be in the park when I was there. If it should chance to rain we'll take a taxi home
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take a chance with; risk
EX 1 You shouldn't chance all your money at once. I'll chance another game of cards if you will
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take a chance with; risk
EX 1 You shouldn't chance all your money at once. I'll chance another game of cards if you will
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take a chance with; risk
EX 1 You shouldn't chance all your money at once. I'll chance another game of cards if you will
LEMMA chance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to take a chance with; risk
EX 1 You shouldn't chance all your money at once. I'll chance another game of cards if you will
LEMMA chance on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chances
VAR 2 chanced
VAR 3 chanced
VAR 4 chancing
DEF = to meet by chance; find by chance
EX 1
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to (cause to) become different
EX 1 In Autumn the leaves change from green to brown. You've changed such a lot since I last saw you. He's been a changed man since his wife died
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to (cause to) become different
EX 1 In Autumn the leaves change from green to brown. You've changed such a lot since I last saw you. He's been a changed man since his wife died
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to (cause to) become different
EX 1 In Autumn the leaves change from green to brown. You've changed such a lot since I last saw you. He's been a changed man since his wife died
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to give, take, or put something in place of (something else, usu. of the same kind)
EX 1 Her new dress didn't fit so she took it back to the shop and changed it (for another)
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to put (different clothes) on oneself
EX 1 I'm just going to change into something more comfortable. Why does it take women so long to change a dress?
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to put (different clothes) on oneself
EX 1 I'm just going to change into something more comfortable. Why does it take women so long to change a dress?
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to put (different clothes) on oneself
EX 1 I'm just going to change into something more comfortable. Why does it take women so long to change a dress?
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 x4
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to put (fresh clothes or coverings) on a baby, child, bed, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to put fresh clothes or covers on (a baby, child, bed, etc.)
EX 1 How often do you change your bed?
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to exchange (2 things)
EX 1 to change sides in an argument
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 uu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to give (money) in exchange for money of a different type
EX 1 Where can I change English money (for foreign money)?
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to leave and enter (different vehicles) in order to continue or complete a journey
EX 1 I had to change from a train to a bus for part of the journey
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to leave and enter (different vehicles) in order to continue or complete a journey
EX 1 I had to change from a train to a bus for part of the journey
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to leave and enter (different vehicles) in order to continue or complete a journey
EX 1 I had to change from a train to a bus for part of the journey
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = also (esp. AmE) shift_ to cause the engine of a vehicle to be in a different (higher or lower) GEAR@1 (3), usu. to go faster or slower
EX 1 Change into second GEAR@1 (3) when you go up the hill. Change down before going up the hill and then change up at the top
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = also (esp. AmE) shift_ to cause the engine of a vehicle to be in a different (higher or lower) GEAR@1 (3), usu. to go faster or slower
EX 1 Change into second GEAR@1 (3) when you go up the hill. Change down before going up the hill and then change up at the top
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = also (esp. AmE) shift_ to cause the engine of a vehicle to be in a different (higher or lower) GEAR@1 (3), usu. to go faster or slower
EX 1 Change into second GEAR@1 (3) when you go up the hill. Change down before going up the hill and then change up at the top
LEMMA change
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = also (esp. AmE) shift_ to cause the engine of a vehicle to be in a different (higher or lower) GEAR@1 (3), usu. to go faster or slower
EX 1 Change into second GEAR@1 (3) when you go up the hill. Change down before going up the hill and then change up at the top
LEMMA change into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to become (something different)
EX 1 When the prince kissed the cat it changed into a beautiful princess
LEMMA change into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to cause (someone or something) to become (something different)
EX 1 The scientist tried to change iron into gold
LEMMA change over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to make a complete change
EX 1 In 1971 Britain changed over from pounds, shillings, and pence to the new decimal money system
LEMMA change over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 changes
VAR 2 changed
VAR 3 changed
VAR 4 changing
DEF = to make a complete change
EX 1 In 1971 Britain changed over from pounds, shillings, and pence to the new decimal money system
LEMMA channel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
VAR 2 channelled
VAR 3 channelled
VAR 4 channelling
DEF = to direct
EX 1 Try to channel your abilities into something useful
LEMMA channel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
VAR 2 channelled
VAR 3 channelled
VAR 4 channelling
DEF = to form a CHANNEL@1 (1,2,4) in
EX 1 We ought to channel this street so that water can flow away easily
LEMMA channel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
VAR 2 channelled
VAR 3 channelled
VAR 4 channelling
DEF = to take in a CHANNEL@1 (1,4)
EX 1 Water was channelled into the garden
LEMMA channel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 channels
VAR 2 channelled
VAR 3 channelled
VAR 4 channelling
DEF = to go in a CHANNEL@1 (1)
EX 1 The water channelled its way through the desert into the lake
LEMMA chant
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chants
VAR 2 chanted
VAR 3 chanted
VAR 4 chanting
DEF = to sing (words) to a CHANT@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chant
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chants
VAR 2 chanted
VAR 3 chanted
VAR 4 chanting
DEF = to sing (words) to a CHANT@2 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chant
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chants
VAR 2 chanted
VAR 3 chanted
VAR 4 chanting
DEF = to continuously repeat (words) in time
EX 1 The crowd chanted "Down with the government"
LEMMA chant
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chants
VAR 2 chanted
VAR 3 chanted
VAR 4 chanting
DEF = to continuously repeat (words) in time
EX 1 The crowd chanted "Down with the government"
LEMMA chap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaps
VAR 2 chapped
VAR 3 chapped
VAR 4 chapping
DEF = (of human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked to cause (human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked
EX 1 You'll chap your hands if you use that soap; use this: it's smoother on your skin. chapped hands
LEMMA chap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaps
VAR 2 chapped
VAR 3 chapped
VAR 4 chapping
DEF = (of human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked to cause (human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked
EX 1 You'll chap your hands if you use that soap; use this: it's smoother on your skin. chapped hands
LEMMA chap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaps
VAR 2 chapped
VAR 3 chapped
VAR 4 chapping
DEF = (of human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked to cause (human skin) to become sore, rough, and cracked
EX 1 You'll chap your hands if you use that soap; use this: it's smoother on your skin. chapped hands
LEMMA chaperon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaperons
VAR 2 chaperoned
VAR 3 chaperoned
VAR 4 chaperoning
DEF = to act as a CHAPERON@1 (1,2) to (a person or people)
EX 1
LEMMA chaperon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chaperons
VAR 2 chaperoned
VAR 3 chaperoned
VAR 4 chaperoning
DEF = to act as a CHAPERON@1 (1,2) to (a person or people)
EX 1
LEMMA char
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chars
VAR 2 charred
VAR 3 charred
VAR 4 charring
DEF = to (cause to) become black by burning
EX 1 There was charred wood on the ground so we knew there'd been a fire
LEMMA char
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chars
VAR 2 charred
VAR 3 charred
VAR 4 charring
DEF = to (cause to) become black by burning
EX 1 There was charred wood on the ground so we knew there'd been a fire
LEMMA char
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chars
VAR 2 charred
VAR 3 charred
VAR 4 charring
DEF = to (cause to) become black by burning
EX 1 There was charred wood on the ground so we knew there'd been a fire
LEMMA char
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chars
VAR 2 charred
VAR 3 charred
VAR 4 charring
DEF = (of a woman) to work as a cleaner in a house, office, public building, etc., usu. for payment by the hour or day
EX 1
LEMMA characterize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characterizes
VAR 2 characterized
VAR 3 characterized
VAR 4 characterizing
DEF = to describe the character of (someone or something)
EX 1
LEMMA characterize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 characterizes
VAR 2 characterized
VAR 3 characterized
VAR 4 characterizing
DEF = to be typical of (someone or something)
EX 1 A rabbit is characterized by its long ears
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to ask in payment
EX 1 How much do you charge for your eggs? This hotel charged me L5 for a room for the night. They've always charged a tax on bottles of wine brought into this country
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to ask in payment
EX 1 How much do you charge for your eggs? This hotel charged me L5 for a room for the night. They've always charged a tax on bottles of wine brought into this country
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to ask in payment
EX 1 How much do you charge for your eggs? This hotel charged me L5 for a room for the night. They've always charged a tax on bottles of wine brought into this country
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to record (something) to someone's debt
EX 1 Don't forget to charge the money to my account
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to rush in or as if in an attack
EX 1 Suddenly the wild animal charged at us
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to rush in or as if in an attack
EX 1 Suddenly the wild animal charged at us
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to declare officially and openly (that something is wrong)
EX 1 The king charged that his minister had disobeyed instructions. So he charged, but I don't believe it
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to declare officially and openly (that something is wrong)
EX 1 The king charged that his minister had disobeyed instructions. So he charged, but I don't believe it
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to command; give as a responsibility
EX 1 The judge charged me to be silent. He charged me to look after his daughter
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to load (a gun) lit to fill (a glass)
EX 1 Charge your glasses and drink to my health!
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to (cause to) take in the correct amount of electricity
EX 1 Does your car BATTERY (2) charge easily? (fig.) My husband is always charged with strength and power
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to (cause to) take in the correct amount of electricity
EX 1 Does your car BATTERY (2) charge easily? (fig.) My husband is always charged with strength and power
LEMMA charge
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to (cause to) take in the correct amount of electricity
EX 1 Does your car BATTERY (2) charge easily? (fig.) My husband is always charged with strength and power
LEMMA charge with
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = (esp. of an official or an official group) to bring a charge against (someone) for (something wrong); ACCUSE of
EX 1 The police are going to charge me with murder/with having murdered him
LEMMA charge with
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = (esp. of an official or an official group) to bring a charge against (someone) for (something wrong); ACCUSE of
EX 1 The police are going to charge me with murder/with having murdered him
LEMMA charge with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charges
VAR 2 charged
VAR 3 charged
VAR 4 charging
DEF = to give (someone) the duty or responsibility of
EX 1 He charged me with looking after his daughter while he was away
LEMMA charm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charms
VAR 2 charmed
VAR 3 charmed
VAR 4 charming
DEF = to please; win over; delight
EX 1 She charms every man she meets
LEMMA charm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charms
VAR 2 charmed
VAR 3 charmed
VAR 4 charming
DEF = to control (something) as if by magic
EX 1
LEMMA charm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charms
VAR 2 charmed
VAR 3 charmed
VAR 4 charming
DEF = to protect with or as if with a charm
EX 1 It seemed as if he had a charmed life, and his enemies could never harm him
LEMMA charm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charms
VAR 2 charmed
VAR 3 charmed
VAR 4 charming
DEF = to protect with or as if with a charm
EX 1 It seemed as if he had a charmed life, and his enemies could never harm him
LEMMA chart
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charts
VAR 2 charted
VAR 3 charted
VAR 4 charting
DEF = to make a map or CHART@1 (1, 2) of; show or record on a CHART@1 (1,2)
EX 1 The scientist hoped to chart the sea area between France and Britain
LEMMA chart
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 charts
VAR 2 charted
VAR 3 charted
VAR 4 charting
DEF = infml to make a rough plan, in words or writing
EX 1
LEMMA charter
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 charters
VAR 2 chartered
VAR 3 chartered
VAR 4 chartering
DEF = to give a CHARTER@1 (1,2) to (a country, firm, organization, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA charter
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 charters
VAR 2 chartered
VAR 3 chartered
VAR 4 chartering
DEF = to hire or rent (a plane, train, bus, etc.) for a special use
EX 1
LEMMA chase
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to follow rapidly in order to catch
EX 1 The cat chased the mouse but could not catch it. (fig.) Why do modern people chase material possessions?
LEMMA chase
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to drive away; cause to leave
EX 1 We must chase the enemy from our country
LEMMA chase
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to try to find
EX 1 The police have been trying to chase the dead man's sister up but they have no idea where she lives
LEMMA chase
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to try to find
EX 1 The police have been trying to chase the dead man's sister up but they have no idea where she lives
LEMMA chase
POS v
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to ornament (wood or metal) by marking with a tool without a cutting edge
EX 1
LEMMA chase about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to rush or hurry about (in)
EX 1 Stop chasing about (the house) and sit down!
LEMMA chase about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to rush or hurry about (in)
EX 1 Stop chasing about (the house) and sit down!
LEMMA chase after
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chases
VAR 2 chased
VAR 3 chased
VAR 4 chasing
DEF = to try to draw level with by running
EX 1 Chase after Anne and ask her to get some eggs while she's at the shops
LEMMA chasten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastens
VAR 2 chastened
VAR 3 chastened
VAR 4 chastening
DEF = to make (a person who has done wrong, or wrong behaviour) correct by punishment
EX 1 5 years in prison had not chastened him. Failure will chasten your pride
LEMMA chasten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastens
VAR 2 chastened
VAR 3 chastened
VAR 4 chastening
DEF = to make (a person or behaviour) pure; cause to improve
EX 1 He had been chastened by various experiences in life but especially by the death of his wife
LEMMA chasten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastens
VAR 2 chastened
VAR 3 chastened
VAR 4 chastening
DEF = to make (a person or behaviour) pure; cause to improve
EX 1 He had been chastened by various experiences in life but especially by the death of his wife
LEMMA chasten
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastens
VAR 2 chastened
VAR 3 chastened
VAR 4 chastening
DEF = to make (a person or behaviour) pure; cause to improve
EX 1 He had been chastened by various experiences in life but especially by the death of his wife
LEMMA chastise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastises
VAR 2 chastised
VAR 3 chastised
VAR 4 chastising
DEF = to punish severely, usu. by beating
EX 1 Parents don't chastise their children as much as they used to do
LEMMA chastise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chastises
VAR 2 chastised
VAR 3 chastised
VAR 4 chastising
DEF = to blame (CENSURE) severely
EX 1 Parliament intends to chastise the slowness of the government in making a new prices and incomes agreement with the unions
LEMMA chat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chats
VAR 2 chatted
VAR 3 chatted
VAR 4 chatting
DEF = to talk in a friendly familiar informal manner
EX 1 The 2 friends sat in a corner and chatted away to each other about the weather
LEMMA chat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chats
VAR 2 chatted
VAR 3 chatted
VAR 4 chatting
DEF = to talk in a friendly familiar informal manner
EX 1 The 2 friends sat in a corner and chatted away to each other about the weather
LEMMA chatter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chatters
VAR 2 chattered
VAR 3 chattered
VAR 4 chattering
DEF = (of people) to talk rapidly and at length, usu. about something unimportant
EX 1 I wish you'd stop chattering on about things you don't understand
LEMMA chatter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chatters
VAR 2 chattered
VAR 3 chattered
VAR 4 chattering
DEF = (of people) to talk rapidly and at length, usu. about something unimportant
EX 1 I wish you'd stop chattering on about things you don't understand
LEMMA chatter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chatters
VAR 2 chattered
VAR 3 chattered
VAR 4 chattering
DEF = (of people) to talk rapidly and at length, usu. about something unimportant
EX 1 I wish you'd stop chattering on about things you don't understand
LEMMA chatter
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chatters
VAR 2 chattered
VAR 3 chattered
VAR 4 chattering
DEF = (of certain animals and birds) to make rapid speechlike sounds
EX 1 The monkeys were chattering away in the trees
LEMMA chatter
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chatters
VAR 2 chattered
VAR 3 chattered
VAR 4 chattering
DEF = (of the teeth or machines) to knock together, esp. through cold or fear
EX 1 I was so cold my teeth were chattering. You could hear guns chattering in the distance
LEMMA chat up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chats
VAR 2 chated
VAR 3 chated
VAR 4 chating
DEF = (esp. of men) to make friends with by talking to (esp. a woman)
EX 1 He's always trying to chat up the girls
LEMMA chauffeur
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 au
VAR 1 chauffeurs
VAR 2 chauffeured
VAR 3 chauffeured
VAR 4 chauffeuring
DEF = to work as a CHAUFFEUR@1
EX 1
LEMMA chauffeur
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 chauffeurs
VAR 2 chauffeured
VAR 3 chauffeured
VAR 4 chauffeuring
DEF = to take (a person) from place to place in one's car as if one were a CHAUFFEUR@1
EX 1
LEMMA chauffeur
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 chauffeurs
VAR 2 chauffeured
VAR 3 chauffeured
VAR 4 chauffeuring
DEF = to take (a person) from place to place in one's car as if one were a CHAUFFEUR@1
EX 1
LEMMA cheapen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheapens
VAR 2 cheapened
VAR 3 cheapened
VAR 4 cheapening
DEF = to (cause to) become cheaper in price or value
EX 1
LEMMA cheapen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheapens
VAR 2 cheapened
VAR 3 cheapened
VAR 4 cheapening
DEF = to (cause to) become cheaper in price or value
EX 1
LEMMA cheapen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheapens
VAR 2 cheapened
VAR 3 cheapened
VAR 4 cheapening
DEF = to make (esp. oneself) less attractive or good
EX 1 By your nasty behaviour you've cheapened yourself in everyone's opinion
LEMMA cheat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
VAR 2 cheated
VAR 3 cheated
VAR 4 cheating
DEF = to take from (someone) unfairly, dishonestly or deceitfully
EX 1 He cheated the old woman ((out) of her money) by making her sign a paper she didn't understand
LEMMA cheat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
VAR 2 cheated
VAR 3 cheated
VAR 4 cheating
DEF = to take from (someone) unfairly, dishonestly or deceitfully
EX 1 He cheated the old woman ((out) of her money) by making her sign a paper she didn't understand
LEMMA cheat
POS v
FIELD1 cd
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 cheats
VAR 2 cheated
VAR 3 cheated
VAR 4 cheating
DEF = to act dishonestly or deceitfully to win an advantage esp. in a game
EX 1 I always cheat at cards, it's the only way I can win
LEMMA cheat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
VAR 2 cheated
VAR 3 cheated
VAR 4 cheating
DEF = lit to avoid or escape as if by deception
EX 1 The swimmers cheated death in spite of the storm
LEMMA cheat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheats
VAR 2 cheated
VAR 3 cheated
VAR 4 cheating
DEF = infml to be sexually unfaithful, esp. to one's husband or wife
EX 1 They've been married for only 6 months, and already she's started cheating (on him)!
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to stop; control; hold back; RESTRAIN
EX 1 A change of wind checked the fire
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to test, examine, or mark to see if something is correct; make sure; VERIFY
EX 1 Have you checked the examination papers yet, sir? When I checked my shopping list I found I'd forgotten to buy eggs. "Is the baby asleep?" "I'll just go and check"
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to test, examine, or mark to see if something is correct; make sure; VERIFY
EX 1 Have you checked the examination papers yet, sir? When I checked my shopping list I found I'd forgotten to buy eggs. "Is the baby asleep?" "I'll just go and check"
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to test, examine, or mark to see if something is correct; make sure; VERIFY
EX 1 Have you checked the examination papers yet, sir? When I checked my shopping list I found I'd forgotten to buy eggs. "Is the baby asleep?" "I'll just go and check"
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to test, examine, or mark to see if something is correct; make sure; VERIFY
EX 1 Have you checked the examination papers yet, sir? When I checked my shopping list I found I'd forgotten to buy eggs. "Is the baby asleep?" "I'll just go and check"
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to test, examine, or mark to see if something is correct; make sure; VERIFY
EX 1 Have you checked the examination papers yet, sir? When I checked my shopping list I found I'd forgotten to buy eggs. "Is the baby asleep?" "I'll just go and check"
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to find out and note
EX 1 He checked the temperature each day before leaving home
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = (in CHESS) to move one's pieces so as to put (the opponent's king) under direct attack
EX 1
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = AmE to place (something) somewhere to be looked after
EX 1 They checked their coats before taking their seats in the theatre
LEMMA check
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = AmE TICK
EX 1
LEMMA check in
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to report one's arrival, as at a hotel desk, an airport, etc.
EX 1 You must check in at the airport an hour before your plane leaves
LEMMA check in
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to report one's arrival, as at a hotel desk, an airport, etc.
EX 1 You must check in at the airport an hour before your plane leaves
LEMMA check in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = esp. AmE to have the return of (an article) recorded
EX 1 I'm just going to check in these books at the library
LEMMA checkmate
POS v
FIELD1 ga
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checkmates
VAR 2 checkmated
VAR 3 checkmated
VAR 4 checkmating
DEF = (in CHESS) to win the game by moving one's pieces so as to put (the opponent's king and therefore the opponent) under direct attack from which escape is impossible
EX 1 He checkmated my king in 6 moves and so won the game. You've checkmated me 3 times in 6 games!
LEMMA checkmate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checkmates
VAR 2 checkmated
VAR 3 checkmated
VAR 4 checkmating
DEF = to stop; completely defeat
EX 1
LEMMA check off
POS v
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = tech to take (union payments) from a worker's pay before the worker gets it
EX 1
LEMMA check out
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to leave a hotel after paying the bill
EX 1
LEMMA check out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = esp. AmE to have the removal of (a thing) recorded
EX 1 To check a book out of the library
LEMMA check out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = infml to be found to be true after inquiries have been made
EX 1 How does this story check out with the facts?
LEMMA check over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to examine
EX 1 Please check this piece of work over and say if you see any mistakes
LEMMA check up on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 checks
VAR 2 checked
VAR 3 checked
VAR 4 checking
DEF = to make thorough inquiries about (something or someone)
EX 1 She felt the police were checking up on her so she left the country
LEMMA cheek
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheeks
VAR 2 cheeked
VAR 3 cheeked
VAR 4 cheeking
DEF = to behave boldly, disrespectfully, or rudely towards (someone)
EX 1 Pupils should never cheek their teachers
LEMMA cheep
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeps
VAR 2 cheeped
VAR 3 cheeped
VAR 4 cheeping
DEF = (to make) the weak high noise made by young birds
EX 1
LEMMA cheep
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 cheeps
VAR 2 cheeped
VAR 3 cheeped
VAR 4 cheeping
DEF = (to make) the weak high noise made by young birds
EX 1
LEMMA cheer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheers
VAR 2 cheered
VAR 3 cheered
VAR 4 cheering
DEF = to shout in praise, approval, or support
EX 1 Every time an English runner won a race the crowd cheered
LEMMA cheer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheers
VAR 2 cheered
VAR 3 cheered
VAR 4 cheering
DEF = to encourage by shouting praise, approval, or support
EX 1 The crowd cheered their favourite horse (on)
LEMMA cheer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheers
VAR 2 cheered
VAR 3 cheered
VAR 4 cheering
DEF = to give encouragement, hope, help, or support to
EX 1 The trapped miners were cheered when they heard the shouts of their friends
LEMMA cheer up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheers
VAR 2 cheered
VAR 3 cheered
VAR 4 cheering
DEF = to (cause to) become happier, more cheerful
EX 1 Cheer up! The news isn't too bad
LEMMA cheer up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheers
VAR 2 cheered
VAR 3 cheered
VAR 4 cheering
DEF = to (cause to) become happier, more cheerful
EX 1 Cheer up! The news isn't too bad
LEMMA cheese off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheeses
VAR 2 cheesed
VAR 3 cheesed
VAR 4 cheesing
DEF = to tire (someone) thoroughly; annoy
EX 1 You look cheesed off with life; what's wrong?
LEMMA cheese off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cheeses
VAR 2 cheesed
VAR 3 cheesed
VAR 4 cheesing
DEF = to tire (someone) thoroughly; annoy
EX 1 You look cheesed off with life; what's wrong?
LEMMA chequer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chequers
VAR 2 chequered
VAR 3 chequered
VAR 4 chequering
DEF = to cover with a pattern of differently coloured squares
EX 1
LEMMA chequer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chequers
VAR 2 chequered
VAR 3 chequered
VAR 4 chequering
DEF = to cover with a pattern of differently coloured squares
EX 1
LEMMA chequer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chequers
VAR 2 chequered
VAR 3 chequered
VAR 4 chequering
DEF = to mark by changes of good and bad luck; vary
EX 1 He'd had a chequered past in the government but was now determined to be successful in the armed forces
LEMMA chequer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chequers
VAR 2 chequered
VAR 3 chequered
VAR 4 chequering
DEF = to mark by changes of good and bad luck; vary
EX 1 He'd had a chequered past in the government but was now determined to be successful in the armed forces
LEMMA cherish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cherishes
VAR 2 cherished
VAR 3 cherished
VAR 4 cherishing
DEF = to care for tenderly; love
EX 1 The old man cherished the girl as if she were his daughter
LEMMA cherish
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cherishes
VAR 2 cherished
VAR 3 cherished
VAR 4 cherishing
DEF = to keep (hope, feelings, love, etc.) in mind deeply and with strongly favourable feelings
EX 1 He cherished the memory of his dead wife
LEMMA chew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chews
VAR 2 chewed
VAR 3 chewed
VAR 4 chewing
DEF = to crush (food or tobacco) with, or as if with, the teeth
EX 1 You must chew your food well before you swallow it
LEMMA chew
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chews
VAR 2 chewed
VAR 3 chewed
VAR 4 chewing
DEF = to crush (food or tobacco) with, or as if with, the teeth
EX 1 You must chew your food well before you swallow it
LEMMA chew out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chews
VAR 2 chewed
VAR 3 chewed
VAR 4 chewing
DEF = to scold
EX 1 The teacher chewed me out for being late
LEMMA chew over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chews
VAR 2 chewed
VAR 3 chewed
VAR 4 chewing
DEF = to think about (a question, difficulty, etc.)
EX 1 I'll chew it over for a few days and let you know my opinion
LEMMA chicken out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chickens
VAR 2 chickened
VAR 3 chickened
VAR 4 chickening
DEF = to decide not to do something because of being afraid
EX 1 He chickened out of climbing up the tree
LEMMA chide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chides
VAR 2 chided
VAR 3 chided
VAR 4 chiding
DEF = to scold
EX 1 The king chided Sir Lancelot for his unfaithfulness/with unfaithfulness
LEMMA chide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chides
VAR 2 chided
VAR 3 chided
VAR 4 chiding
DEF = to scold
EX 1 The king chided Sir Lancelot for his unfaithfulness/with unfaithfulness
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) become, cold esp. without freezing
EX 1 I want this wine to chill so I'll leave it in a cold place for an hour. chilled beer
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) become, cold esp. without freezing
EX 1 I want this wine to chill so I'll leave it in a cold place for an hour. chilled beer
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) become, cold esp. without freezing
EX 1 I want this wine to chill so I'll leave it in a cold place for an hour. chilled beer
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to preserve (food) by keeping cold but not frozen
EX 1 chilled meat
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to preserve (food) by keeping cold but not frozen
EX 1 chilled meat
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = tech (of the surface of hot liquid metal)
EX 1 to (cause harden by making cool suddenly
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 mt
FIELD2 zf
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = tech (of the surface of hot liquid metal)
EX 1 to (cause harden by making cool suddenly
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) have a feeling of cold as from fear to (cause to) become discouraged or low in spirits
EX 1 Failure chilled his hopes
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) have a feeling of cold as from fear to (cause to) become discouraged or low in spirits
EX 1 Failure chilled his hopes
LEMMA chill
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chills
VAR 2 chilled
VAR 3 chilled
VAR 4 chilling
DEF = to (cause to) have a feeling of cold as from fear to (cause to) become discouraged or low in spirits
EX 1 Failure chilled his hopes
LEMMA chime
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to (cause to) make musical bell-like sounds
EX 1
LEMMA chime
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to (cause to) make musical bell-like sounds
EX 1
LEMMA chime
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to call, declare, or show (the time) by making a bell-like ringing sound
EX 1 The clock chimed one o'clock
LEMMA chime
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to be or act in accordance
EX 1 Her beliefs and practice chime well together
LEMMA chime in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to interrupt or join in a conversation by expressing (an opinion)
EX 1 He's always ready to chime in with his opinion
LEMMA chime in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to interrupt or join in a conversation by expressing (an opinion)
EX 1 He's always ready to chime in with his opinion
LEMMA chime in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chimes
VAR 2 chimed
VAR 3 chimed
VAR 4 chiming
DEF = to suit; match
EX 1 Do the president's ideas chime in with yours?
LEMMA chink
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chinks
VAR 2 chinked
VAR 3 chinked
VAR 4 chinking
DEF = to close (narrow cracks or spaces) by filling with a hard-drying substance
EX 1 He chinked the hole in the wall with clay
LEMMA chink
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chinks
VAR 2 chinked
VAR 3 chinked
VAR 4 chinking
DEF = CLINK@1
EX 1
LEMMA chink
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chinks
VAR 2 chinked
VAR 3 chinked
VAR 4 chinking
DEF = CLINK@1
EX 1
LEMMA chip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chipped
VAR 3 chipped
VAR 4 chipping
DEF = to (cause to) lose a small piece from the surface or edge
EX 1 This rock chips easily. Someone's chipped my best glass
LEMMA chip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chipped
VAR 3 chipped
VAR 4 chipping
DEF = to (cause to) lose a small piece from the surface or edge
EX 1 This rock chips easily. Someone's chipped my best glass
LEMMA chip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chipped
VAR 3 chipped
VAR 4 chipping
DEF = to cause (a small piece) to be broken off a surface or edge
EX 1 I've chipped a piece out of your table, I'm sorry. I've chipped off a piece of your table. I've chipped a piece off your table
LEMMA chip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chipped
VAR 3 chipped
VAR 4 chipping
DEF = to cause (a small piece) to be broken off a surface or edge
EX 1 I've chipped a piece out of your table, I'm sorry. I've chipped off a piece of your table. I've chipped a piece off your table
LEMMA chip
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 co
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chipped
VAR 3 chipped
VAR 4 chipping
DEF = esp. BrE to cut (potatoes) into small pieces ready to be cooked as CHIPs@1 (4)
EX 1
LEMMA chip at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to (try to) break small pieces off (something)
EX 1 Your son was chipping (away) at the table when I came in
LEMMA chip away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to destroy (something) bit by bit, by breaking small pieces off
EX 1 After a great deal of effort, he succeeded in chipping away the stone that held the door open
LEMMA chip away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to (try to) break small pieces off something
EX 1 All my life, little by little, you've tried to chip away at my hopes!
LEMMA chip in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to enter a conversation suddenly with an opinion
EX 1 John chipped in that it was time to go home
LEMMA chip in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to enter a conversation suddenly with an opinion
EX 1 John chipped in that it was time to go home
LEMMA chip in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to add (one's share of money or activity)
EX 1 I could only afford to chip in a few pounds
LEMMA chip in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chips
VAR 2 chiped
VAR 3 chiped
VAR 4 chiping
DEF = to add (one's share of money or activity)
EX 1 I could only afford to chip in a few pounds
LEMMA chirp
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 chirps
VAR 2 chirped
VAR 3 chirped
VAR 4 chirping
DEF = to make the short sharp sound(s) of small birds or some insects
EX 1
LEMMA chirp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chirps
VAR 2 chirped
VAR 3 chirped
VAR 4 chirping
DEF = to say or speak in a way that sounds like this
EX 1 She chirped (out) her thanks
LEMMA chirp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chirps
VAR 2 chirped
VAR 3 chirped
VAR 4 chirping
DEF = to say or speak in a way that sounds like this
EX 1 She chirped (out) her thanks
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = to cut or shape with a CHISEL@1
EX 1 He chiselled that rock into the figure of a woman. He chiselled the figure of a woman out of that rock
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = to cut or shape with a CHISEL@1
EX 1 He chiselled that rock into the figure of a woman. He chiselled the figure of a woman out of that rock
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = to cut or shape with a CHISEL@1
EX 1 He chiselled that rock into the figure of a woman. He chiselled the figure of a woman out of that rock
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = to cut or shape with a CHISEL@1
EX 1 He chiselled that rock into the figure of a woman. He chiselled the figure of a woman out of that rock
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = sl to get (something) by deceitful or unfair practices
EX 1 He seems able to get anything by chiselling
LEMMA chisel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chisels
VAR 2 chiselled
VAR 3 chiselled
VAR 4 chiselling
DEF = sl to trick; deceive
EX 1 He's chiselled me out of L5!
LEMMA chivy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chivies
VAR 2 chivied
VAR 3 chivied
VAR 4 chivying
DEF = to annoy (someone) by continually arguing, scolding, etc.
EX 1 She chivvied me so much that I hit her
LEMMA chlorinate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chlorinates
VAR 2 chlorinated
VAR 3 chlorinated
VAR 4 chlorinating
DEF = to disinfect by putting CHLORINE into (a substance, esp. water)
EX 1 Water is usually chlorinated in public swimming baths to keep it pure. chlorinated water
LEMMA chlorinate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chlorinates
VAR 2 chlorinated
VAR 3 chlorinated
VAR 4 chlorinating
DEF = to disinfect by putting CHLORINE into (a substance, esp. water)
EX 1 Water is usually chlorinated in public swimming baths to keep it pure. chlorinated water
LEMMA chloroform
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 md
VAR 1 chloroforms
VAR 2 chloroformed
VAR 3 chloroformed
VAR 4 chloroforming
DEF = to treat with CHLOROFORM@1 in order to make unconscious or to kill
EX 1
LEMMA chock
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chocks
VAR 2 chocked
VAR 3 chocked
VAR 4 chocking
DEF = to use a CHOCK@1 to prevent (something) from moving
EX 1 Chock that barrel (up) or else it will roll over
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to (cause to) struggle to breathe or (cause to) stop breathing because of blocking of or damage to the breathing passages
EX 1 Water went down his throat and he started to choke. His death was sudden: he choked on a fish bone. (fig.) plants choked by long grass
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to (cause to) struggle to breathe or (cause to) stop breathing because of blocking of or damage to the breathing passages
EX 1 Water went down his throat and he started to choke. His death was sudden: he choked on a fish bone. (fig.) plants choked by long grass
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to fill (a space or passage) completely
EX 1 The roads into London were so choked up with traffic that even the fire engines couldn't get through. (fig.) all choked up with a strong feeling, and unable to speak
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to fill (a space or passage) completely
EX 1 The roads into London were so choked up with traffic that even the fire engines couldn't get through. (fig.) all choked up with a strong feeling, and unable to speak
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to fill (a space or passage) completely
EX 1 The roads into London were so choked up with traffic that even the fire engines couldn't get through. (fig.) all choked up with a strong feeling, and unable to speak
LEMMA choke
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to use the CHOKE@2 (2) to reduce the amount of air to (an engine) in order to make starting easier
EX 1
LEMMA choke back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to control (esp. violent or very sad feelings) as if by holding in the throat
EX 1 She tried to choke back her anger/her tears, but failed
LEMMA choke down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = to swallow quickly or with difficulty
EX 1 He had to choke down his breakfast in order to catch his bus
LEMMA choke down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = CHOKE BACK
EX 1
LEMMA choke off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = sl esp. BrE to get rid of (someone) by discouragement
EX 1 As soon as we'd choked Joan off by telling her it was too cold to go out, we all went for a drink
LEMMA choke off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chokes
VAR 2 choked
VAR 3 choked
VAR 4 choking
DEF = CHOKE BACK
EX 1
LEMMA chomp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chomps
VAR 2 chomped
VAR 3 chomped
VAR 4 chomping
DEF = CHAMP@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA chomp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chomps
VAR 2 chomped
VAR 3 chomped
VAR 4 chomping
DEF = CHAMP@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 cs
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to pick out from a greater number; show (what one wants) by taking
EX 1 Have you chosen a hat yet? If you had to choose (between) staying here alone or going with me, what would you do? Will you help me choose myself a new coat? Who did you choose to be/as your new member of parliament? Who was chosen (to be/as) king? There are 10 to choose from
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to decide
EX 1 He chose not to go home until later. He chose that we should stay. Who's going to choose what to do? Will you choose, please?
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to decide
EX 1 He chose not to go home until later. He chose that we should stay. Who's going to choose what to do? Will you choose, please?
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to decide
EX 1 He chose not to go home until later. He chose that we should stay. Who's going to choose what to do? Will you choose, please?
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to decide
EX 1 He chose not to go home until later. He chose that we should stay. Who's going to choose what to do? Will you choose, please?
LEMMA choose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chooses
VAR 2 chose
VAR 3 chosen
VAR 4 choosing
DEF = to decide
EX 1 He chose not to go home until later. He chose that we should stay. Who's going to choose what to do? Will you choose, please?
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to cut by repeatedly striking with or as if with a heavy sharp-ended tool, such as an axe
EX 1 I'm tired of chopping: will you do it now? He chopped the block of wood in 2 with a single blow
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to cut by repeatedly striking with or as if with a heavy sharp-ended tool, such as an axe
EX 1 I'm tired of chopping: will you do it now? He chopped the block of wood in 2 with a single blow
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to make by doing this
EX 1 We had to to chop a path through the thick forest before we could come to the river
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to cut into very small pieces
EX 1 Chop the onions up, please
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to strike (a ball) with a quick downward stroke
EX 1
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to try to CHOP (1,3,4)
EX 1 I've been chopping ((away) (at this tree)) for half an hour with no results. He chopped at me with his knife, but missed. He chopped at the ball but missed, and the game was lost
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = to try to CHOP (1,3,4)
EX 1 I've been chopping ((away) (at this tree)) for half an hour with no results. He chopped at me with his knife, but missed. He chopped at the ball but missed, and the game was lost
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = sl to cause (esp. a plan or effort) to stop suddenly
EX 1 "Plans for New Schools Chopped for Lack of Money," said the newspaper
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = (esp. of the wind) to change direction suddenly
EX 1 The wind keeps chopping about, so it might be dangerous to go sailing
LEMMA chop
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 chopped
VAR 3 chopped
VAR 4 chopping
DEF = (esp. of the wind) to change direction suddenly
EX 1 The wind keeps chopping about, so it might be dangerous to go sailing
LEMMA chop down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 choped
VAR 3 choped
VAR 4 choping
DEF = to cause to fall by CHOPping@1 (1)
EX 1 to chop down a tree
LEMMA chop off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 choped
VAR 3 choped
VAR 4 choping
DEF = to remove by CHOPping@1 (2)
EX 1 She chopped off a big piece of wood for the fire. She chopped a big piece of wood off the tree for the fire
LEMMA chop off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chops
VAR 2 choped
VAR 3 choped
VAR 4 choping
DEF = to remove by CHOPping@1 (2)
EX 1 She chopped off a big piece of wood for the fire. She chopped a big piece of wood off the tree for the fire
LEMMA chortle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chortles
VAR 2 chortled
VAR 3 chortled
VAR 4 chortling
DEF = to give a laugh of pleasure or satisfaction; CHUCKLE
EX 1 He chortled with delight when I told him my news
LEMMA chorus
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choruses
VAR 2 chorused
VAR 3 chorused
VAR 4 chorusing
DEF = to sing or speak at the same time
EX 1 The papers all chorused the praises of the president
LEMMA chorus
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choruses
VAR 2 chorused
VAR 3 chorused
VAR 4 chorusing
DEF = to sing or speak at the same time
EX 1 The papers all chorused the praises of the president
LEMMA chorus
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 choruses
VAR 2 chorused
VAR 3 chorused
VAR 4 chorusing
DEF = to sing or speak at the same time
EX 1 The papers all chorused the praises of the president
LEMMA christen
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 christens
VAR 2 christened
VAR 3 christened
VAR 4 christening
DEF = to make (someone esp. a child) a member of a Christian church by BAPTISM (1) and, typically, the giving of a name
EX 1 The baby was christened by the priest
LEMMA christen
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 christens
VAR 2 christened
VAR 3 christened
VAR 4 christening
DEF = to give (someone) a name at BAPTISM (1)
EX 1 We christened our baby John
LEMMA christen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 christens
VAR 2 christened
VAR 3 christened
VAR 4 christening
DEF = to name (esp. a ship) at an official ceremony
EX 1 We asked the Queen to christen the ship. The ship was christened the Queen Mary
LEMMA christen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 christens
VAR 2 christened
VAR 3 christened
VAR 4 christening
DEF = to name (esp. a ship) at an official ceremony
EX 1 We asked the Queen to christen the ship. The ship was christened the Queen Mary
LEMMA christen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 christens
VAR 2 christened
VAR 3 christened
VAR 4 christening
DEF = infml esp. BrE to use for the first time
EX 1 Have you christened your new car yet?
LEMMA chronicle
POS v
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chronicles
VAR 2 chronicled
VAR 3 chronicled
VAR 4 chronicling
DEF = to record as in a CHRONICLE
EX 1 Before the 15th century most history students just wanted to chronicle events rather than make judgments about them
LEMMA chronicle
POS v
FIELD1 hi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chronicles
VAR 2 chronicled
VAR 3 chronicled
VAR 4 chronicling
DEF = to record as in a CHRONICLE
EX 1 Before the 15th century most history students just wanted to chronicle events rather than make judgments about them
LEMMA chuck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = infml to throw (something), esp. with a short movement of the arms
EX 1 Chuck me the ball. Let's chuck all these old papers away! (fig.) Don't be so noisy, or the driver will chuck us off (the bus)
LEMMA chuck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = infml to throw (something), esp. with a short movement of the arms
EX 1 Chuck me the ball. Let's chuck all these old papers away! (fig.) Don't be so noisy, or the driver will chuck us off (the bus)
LEMMA chuck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = sl to give up; leave
EX 1 He's decided to chuck his old job (in)
LEMMA chuck
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = sl to give up; leave
EX 1 He's decided to chuck his old job (in)
LEMMA chuckle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chuckles
VAR 2 chuckled
VAR 3 chuckled
VAR 4 chuckling
DEF = to laugh quietly
EX 1 I could hear him chuckling to himself as he read that funny article
LEMMA chuckle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 chuckles
VAR 2 chuckled
VAR 3 chuckled
VAR 4 chuckling
DEF = to laugh quietly
EX 1 I could hear him chuckling to himself as he read that funny article
LEMMA chuck out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = to force (a person) to leave
EX 1 The waiter threatened to chuck us out of the restaurant if we got drunk
LEMMA chuck out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chucks
VAR 2 chucked
VAR 3 chucked
VAR 4 chucking
DEF = to throw out; throw away; get rid of; stop using
EX 1
LEMMA chug
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chugs
VAR 2 chugged
VAR 3 chugged
VAR 4 chugging
DEF = to move while making a knocking sound
EX 1 I heard the engine chugging along
LEMMA chug
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chugs
VAR 2 chugged
VAR 3 chugged
VAR 4 chugging
DEF = to move while making a knocking sound
EX 1 I heard the engine chugging along
LEMMA chum
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chums
VAR 2 chummed
VAR 3 chummed
VAR 4 chumming
DEF = to share a room (with someone)
EX 1 He's going to chum with a friend next year instead of having a room to himself. They'll be chumming (together) next year
LEMMA chum
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chums
VAR 2 chummed
VAR 3 chummed
VAR 4 chumming
DEF = to share a room (with someone)
EX 1 He's going to chum with a friend next year instead of having a room to himself. They'll be chumming (together) next year
LEMMA chum up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 chums
VAR 2 chummed
VAR 3 chummed
VAR 4 chumming
DEF = to make friends with
EX 1 I've only been here a few days but I've already chummed up with quite a lot of people, so don't worry about me being lonely
LEMMA church
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 churches
VAR 2 churched
VAR 3 churched
VAR 4 churching
DEF = (in the CHURCH OF ENGLAND) to take (a woman who has just had a child) to a religious service in which God is thanked for the birth of the child
EX 1 Very few women are churched today; it's an old custom which is dying out
LEMMA church
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 churches
VAR 2 churched
VAR 3 churched
VAR 4 churching
DEF = (in the CHURCH OF ENGLAND) to take (a woman who has just had a child) to a religious service in which God is thanked for the birth of the child
EX 1 Very few women are churched today; it's an old custom which is dying out
LEMMA churn
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 churns
VAR 2 churned
VAR 3 churned
VAR 4 churning
DEF = to make butter by beating (milk)
EX 1
LEMMA churn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 churns
VAR 2 churned
VAR 3 churned
VAR 4 churning
DEF = to (cause to) move about violently
EX 1 The ship churned the water up as it passed. My stomach started to churn as soon as we left port
LEMMA churn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 churns
VAR 2 churned
VAR 3 churned
VAR 4 churning
DEF = to (cause to) move about violently
EX 1 The ship churned the water up as it passed. My stomach started to churn as soon as we left port
LEMMA churn out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 churns
VAR 2 churned
VAR 3 churned
VAR 4 churning
DEF = to produce a large quantity of (something), as if by machinery
EX 1 This factory churns out lots and lots of cars a day
LEMMA cinch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cinches
VAR 2 cinched
VAR 3 cinched
VAR 4 cinching
DEF = sl to make certain of
EX 1 The king cinched his party's victory in the election by imprisoning the opposition leaders
LEMMA cipher
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 ciphers
VAR 2 ciphered
VAR 3 ciphered
VAR 4 ciphering
DEF = ENCIPHER
EX 1
LEMMA cipher
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 ciphers
VAR 2 ciphered
VAR 3 ciphered
VAR 4 ciphering
DEF = ENCIPHER
EX 1
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to draw or form a circle around (something)
EX 1 The teacher circled the pupils' spelling mistakes in red ink
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to draw or form a circle around (something)
EX 1 The teacher circled the pupils' spelling mistakes in red ink
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle around (something)
EX 1 The plane circled the airport before landing
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle around (something)
EX 1 The plane circled the airport before landing
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle
EX 1 The birds circled around in the air
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle
EX 1 The birds circled around in the air
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle
EX 1 The birds circled around in the air
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle
EX 1 The birds circled around in the air
LEMMA circle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circles
VAR 2 circled
VAR 3 circled
VAR 4 circling
DEF = to move or travel in a circle
EX 1 The birds circled around in the air
LEMMA circularize
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 circularizes
VAR 2 circularized
VAR 3 circularized
VAR 4 circularizing
DEF = to send CIRCULARs@2 to (a group of people)
EX 1
LEMMA circulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circulates
VAR 2 circulated
VAR 3 circulated
VAR 4 circulating
DEF = to (cause to) move or flow along a closed path
EX 1 Blood circulates round the body. The heart circulates blood round the body
LEMMA circulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circulates
VAR 2 circulated
VAR 3 circulated
VAR 4 circulating
DEF = to (cause to) move or flow along a closed path
EX 1 Blood circulates round the body. The heart circulates blood round the body
LEMMA circulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circulates
VAR 2 circulated
VAR 3 circulated
VAR 4 circulating
DEF = to (cause to) spread widely
EX 1 The news of the enemy's defeat quickly circulated round the town. The unions have started to circulate false stories about the government
LEMMA circulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circulates
VAR 2 circulated
VAR 3 circulated
VAR 4 circulating
DEF = to (cause to) spread widely
EX 1 The news of the enemy's defeat quickly circulated round the town. The unions have started to circulate false stories about the government
LEMMA circulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circulates
VAR 2 circulated
VAR 3 circulated
VAR 4 circulating
DEF = infml to move about freely
EX 1 The prince circulated from group to group at the party
LEMMA circumcise
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 rl
VAR 1 circumcises
VAR 2 circumcised
VAR 3 circumcised
VAR 4 circumcising
DEF = to cut off the skin (FORESKIN) at the end of the sex organ of (a man) or part of the sex organ (CLITORIS) of (a woman)
EX 1
LEMMA circumnavigate
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 circumnavigates
VAR 2 circumnavigated
VAR 3 circumnavigated
VAR 4 circumnavigating
DEF = to sail completely round (esp. the earth)
EX 1
LEMMA circumscribe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumscribes
VAR 2 circumscribed
VAR 3 circumscribed
VAR 4 circumscribing
DEF = fml to keep within narrow limits; limit
EX 1 His activities have been severely circumscribed since his serious illness
LEMMA circumscribe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumscribes
VAR 2 circumscribed
VAR 3 circumscribed
VAR 4 circumscribing
DEF = fml to keep within narrow limits; limit
EX 1 His activities have been severely circumscribed since his serious illness
LEMMA circumscribe
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumscribes
VAR 2 circumscribed
VAR 3 circumscribed
VAR 4 circumscribing
DEF = tech to draw a circle passing through all the outside corner points of (a GEOMETRICAL figure)
EX 1 The teacher asked the pupils to circumscribe the square
LEMMA circumscribe
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumscribes
VAR 2 circumscribed
VAR 3 circumscribed
VAR 4 circumscribing
DEF = tech (of a line) to pass through all the outside corner points of (a GEOMETRICAL figure)
EX 1 This square is circumscribed by the circle
LEMMA circumscribe
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 circumscribes
VAR 2 circumscribed
VAR 3 circumscribed
VAR 4 circumscribing
DEF = tech (of a line) to pass through all the outside corner points of (a GEOMETRICAL figure)
EX 1 This square is circumscribed by the circle
LEMMA circumvent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumvents
VAR 2 circumvented
VAR 3 circumvented
VAR 4 circumventing
DEF = to defeat, esp. as the result of cleverness; FRUSTRATE
EX 1 The king tried to circumvent his enemies in the government, but his cleverly prepared plan failed and he lost his crown
LEMMA circumvent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 circumvents
VAR 2 circumvented
VAR 3 circumvented
VAR 4 circumventing
DEF = to avoid by or as if by passing round
EX 1 Don't try to circumvent the new tax laws: it's better to pay honestly and avoid punishment
LEMMA cite
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cites
VAR 2 cited
VAR 3 cited
VAR 4 citing
DEF = to call (someone) to appear before a court of law; SUMMONS
EX 1 He was cited for CONTEMPT OF COURT
LEMMA cite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cites
VAR 2 cited
VAR 3 cited
VAR 4 citing
DEF = to mention (a passage written or spoken by someone else) or (the person who wrote or spoke such a passage); QUOTE
EX 1 It's no use citing the Bible to someone who doesn't believe in God
LEMMA cite
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cites
VAR 2 cited
VAR 3 cited
VAR 4 citing
DEF = to officially declare (someone or something) worthy of praise
EX 1 The soldier was cited by the king for his bravery
LEMMA cite
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cites
VAR 2 cited
VAR 3 cited
VAR 4 citing
DEF = to mention, esp. as an example in a statement, argument, etc.
EX 1 The minister cited the latest crime figures as proof of the need for more police
LEMMA civilize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizes
VAR 2 civilized
VAR 3 civilized
VAR 4 civilizing
DEF = to (cause to) come from a lower stage of development to an (esp. industrially) highly developed stage of social organization
EX 1 The Romans hoped to civilize all the tribes of Europe and thus make them want to join their empire
LEMMA civilize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizes
VAR 2 civilized
VAR 3 civilized
VAR 4 civilizing
DEF = to (cause to) come from a lower stage of development to an (esp. industrially) highly developed stage of social organization
EX 1 The Romans hoped to civilize all the tribes of Europe and thus make them want to join their empire
LEMMA civilize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizes
VAR 2 civilized
VAR 3 civilized
VAR 4 civilizing
DEF = not fml to (cause to) improve in education and manners
EX 1 Under the civilizing influence of the great city, the country boy soon became a gentleman
LEMMA civilize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizes
VAR 2 civilized
VAR 3 civilized
VAR 4 civilizing
DEF = not fml to (cause to) improve in education and manners
EX 1 Under the civilizing influence of the great city, the country boy soon became a gentleman
LEMMA civilize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 civilizes
VAR 2 civilized
VAR 3 civilized
VAR 4 civilizing
DEF = not fml to (cause to) improve in education and manners
EX 1 Under the civilizing influence of the great city, the country boy soon became a gentleman
LEMMA clack
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clacks
VAR 2 clacked
VAR 3 clacked
VAR 4 clacking
DEF = to (cause to) make one or more sudden quick sounds
EX 1 The teacher told the children to stop clacking their pencils
LEMMA clack
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clacks
VAR 2 clacked
VAR 3 clacked
VAR 4 clacking
DEF = to (cause to) make one or more sudden quick sounds
EX 1 The teacher told the children to stop clacking their pencils
LEMMA clack
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clacks
VAR 2 clacked
VAR 3 clacked
VAR 4 clacking
DEF = sl to talk quickly and continuously; CHATTER
EX 1 Don't pay attention to clacking tongues
LEMMA clack
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 clacks
VAR 2 clacked
VAR 3 clacked
VAR 4 clacking
DEF = CLUCK
EX 1
LEMMA claim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
VAR 2 claimed
VAR 3 claimed
VAR 4 claiming
DEF = to ask for or demand (a title, property, money, etc.) as the rightful owner or as one's right
EX 1 Did you claim on the insurance after your car accident?
LEMMA claim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
VAR 2 claimed
VAR 3 claimed
VAR 4 claiming
DEF = to ask for or demand (a title, property, money, etc.) as the rightful owner or as one's right
EX 1 Did you claim on the insurance after your car accident?
LEMMA claim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
VAR 2 claimed
VAR 3 claimed
VAR 4 claiming
DEF = to ask for or demand (a title, property, money, etc.) as the rightful owner or as one's right
EX 1 Did you claim on the insurance after your car accident?
LEMMA claim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
VAR 2 claimed
VAR 3 claimed
VAR 4 claiming
DEF = to take (a title, property, money, etc.) as the rightful owner
EX 1 The prince hoped to claim the English crown with the help of a foreign army
LEMMA claim
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claims
VAR 2 claimed
VAR 3 claimed
VAR 4 claiming
DEF = to call for; deserve; need; REQUIRE (often in the phr. claim attention)
EX 1 This difficulty claims our undivided attention
LEMMA clamber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clambers
VAR 2 clambered
VAR 3 clambered
VAR 4 clambering
DEF = to climb usu. using both feet and hands and usu. with difficulty or effort
EX 1 Stop clambering (about) over my new furniture
LEMMA clamber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clambers
VAR 2 clambered
VAR 3 clambered
VAR 4 clambering
DEF = to climb usu. using both feet and hands and usu. with difficulty or effort
EX 1 Stop clambering (about) over my new furniture
LEMMA clamour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamours
VAR 2 clamoured
VAR 3 clamoured
VAR 4 clamouring
DEF = to make a CLAMOUR@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA clamour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamours
VAR 2 clamoured
VAR 3 clamoured
VAR 4 clamouring
DEF = to express (a demand) continually, loudly, and strongly
EX 1 The baby is clamouring to be fed
LEMMA clamour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamours
VAR 2 clamoured
VAR 3 clamoured
VAR 4 clamouring
DEF = to express (a demand) continually, loudly, and strongly
EX 1 The baby is clamouring to be fed
LEMMA clamour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamours
VAR 2 clamoured
VAR 3 clamoured
VAR 4 clamouring
DEF = to express (a demand) continually, loudly, and strongly
EX 1 The baby is clamouring to be fed
LEMMA clamour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamours
VAR 2 clamoured
VAR 3 clamoured
VAR 4 clamouring
DEF = to express (a demand) continually, loudly, and strongly
EX 1 The baby is clamouring to be fed
LEMMA clamp
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 clamps
VAR 2 clamped
VAR 3 clamped
VAR 4 clamping
DEF = to fasten with a CLAMP@1
EX 1 Clamp these 2 pieces of wood together
LEMMA clamp down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clamps
VAR 2 clamped
VAR 3 clamped
VAR 4 clamping
DEF = to become more firm; make limits
EX 1 The police are going to clamp down on criminal activity in this area
LEMMA clam up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clams
VAR 2 clammed
VAR 3 clammed
VAR 4 clamming
DEF = to become silent
EX 1 She clammed up whenever I mentioned her husband
LEMMA clang
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clangs
VAR 2 clanged
VAR 3 clanged
VAR 4 clanging
DEF = to (cause to) make a loud ringing sound, such as when metal is struck
EX 1 The metal tool clanged when it hit the ground
LEMMA clang
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clangs
VAR 2 clanged
VAR 3 clanged
VAR 4 clanging
DEF = to (cause to) make a loud ringing sound, such as when metal is struck
EX 1 The metal tool clanged when it hit the ground
LEMMA clank
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clanks
VAR 2 clanked
VAR 3 clanked
VAR 4 clanking
DEF = to (cause to) make a short loud sound, like that of a heavy moving metal chain
EX 1 The prisoner's ankle chains clanked as they walked
LEMMA clank
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clanks
VAR 2 clanked
VAR 3 clanked
VAR 4 clanking
DEF = to (cause to) make a short loud sound, like that of a heavy moving metal chain
EX 1 The prisoner's ankle chains clanked as they walked
LEMMA clap
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = to strike (one's hands) together with a quick movement and loud sound
EX 1 The teacher clapped to attract the class's attention
LEMMA clap
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = to strike (one's hands) together with a quick movement and loud sound
EX 1 The teacher clapped to attract the class's attention
LEMMA clap
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = to show one's approval by doing this; APPLAUD (1)
EX 1 The people in the theatre enjoyed the play and clapped loudly
LEMMA clap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = to strike lightly with the open hand usu. in a friendly manner
EX 1 He clapped his son on the back
LEMMA clap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = infml to put, place, or send usu. quickly and effectively
EX 1 The judge clapped the criminal in prison
LEMMA clap on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claps
VAR 2 clapped
VAR 3 clapped
VAR 4 clapping
DEF = to put (something) on quickly
EX 1 He clapped his hat on and ran out
LEMMA clarify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clarifies
VAR 2 clarified
VAR 3 clarified
VAR 4 clarifying
DEF = to (cause to) become clearer and more easily understood
EX 1 When will the government clarify its position on equal pay for women?
LEMMA clarify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clarifies
VAR 2 clarified
VAR 3 clarified
VAR 4 clarifying
DEF = to (cause to) become clearer and more easily understood
EX 1 When will the government clarify its position on equal pay for women?
LEMMA clarify
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clarifies
VAR 2 clarified
VAR 3 clarified
VAR 4 clarifying
DEF = to make (a liquid, butter, etc.) clear or pure by removing unwanted substances
EX 1
LEMMA clash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clashes
VAR 2 clashed
VAR 3 clashed
VAR 4 clashing
DEF = to come into opposition
EX 1 The enemy armies clashed near the border. Those colours she's wearing clash (=don't match)
LEMMA clash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clashes
VAR 2 clashed
VAR 3 clashed
VAR 4 clashing
DEF = (of events) to be at the same time on the same date and therefore cause difficulty
EX 1 Her wedding clashed with my examination so I couldn't go
LEMMA clash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clashes
VAR 2 clashed
VAR 3 clashed
VAR 4 clashing
DEF = to (cause to) make a loud confused noise
EX 1 Mother clashed 2 pans together to wake us up
LEMMA clash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clashes
VAR 2 clashed
VAR 3 clashed
VAR 4 clashing
DEF = to (cause to) make a loud confused noise
EX 1 Mother clashed 2 pans together to wake us up
LEMMA clasp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clasps
VAR 2 clasped
VAR 3 clasped
VAR 4 clasping
DEF = to take or seize firmly; enclose and hold, esp. with the fingers or arms
EX 1 He clasped the money in his hands
LEMMA clasp
POS v
FIELD1 je
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clasps
VAR 2 clasped
VAR 3 clasped
VAR 4 clasping
DEF = to fasten with a CLASP@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA class
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 classes
VAR 2 classed
VAR 3 classed
VAR 4 classing
DEF = to put into a class; CLASSIFY
EX 1
LEMMA class
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 classes
VAR 2 classed
VAR 3 classed
VAR 4 classing
DEF = infml to consider
EX 1 I class that as wickedness
LEMMA classify
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 classifies
VAR 2 classified
VAR 3 classified
VAR 4 classifying
DEF = to arrange or place (animals, plants, books, etc.) into classes; divide according to class
EX 1 People who work in libraries spend a lot of time classifying books
LEMMA classify
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 mi
VAR 1 classifies
VAR 2 classified
VAR 3 classified
VAR 4 classifying
DEF = esp. AmE to officially mark or declare (information) secret
EX 1
LEMMA clatter
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clatters
VAR 2 clattered
VAR 3 clattered
VAR 4 clattering
DEF = to (cause to) move with a number of rapid short knocking sounds
EX 1 The metal dish clattered down the stone stairs
LEMMA clatter
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clatters
VAR 2 clattered
VAR 3 clattered
VAR 4 clattering
DEF = to (cause to) move with a number of rapid short knocking sounds
EX 1 The metal dish clattered down the stone stairs
LEMMA claw
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claws
VAR 2 clawed
VAR 3 clawed
VAR 4 clawing
DEF = to tear, seize, pull, etc., with or as if with CLAWs
EX 1
LEMMA claw
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claws
VAR 2 clawed
VAR 3 clawed
VAR 4 clawing
DEF = to put into the stated condition by doing this
EX 1 She clawed the door open
LEMMA claw
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claws
VAR 2 clawed
VAR 3 clawed
VAR 4 clawing
DEF = to try to do this
EX 1 The climber clawed at the cliff surface as he felt himself slipping
LEMMA claw
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claws
VAR 2 clawed
VAR 3 clawed
VAR 4 clawing
DEF = to try to do this
EX 1 The climber clawed at the cliff surface as he felt himself slipping
LEMMA claw
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 claws
VAR 2 clawed
VAR 3 clawed
VAR 4 clawing
DEF = to make by doing this
EX 1 She clawed a hole in my shirt in her temper
LEMMA clean
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to (cause to) become clean
EX 1 Please clean the windows as I can hardly see out. Metal ornaments clean easily
LEMMA clean
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to (cause to) become clean
EX 1 Please clean the windows as I can hardly see out. Metal ornaments clean easily
LEMMA clean
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to cut out the bowels and inside parts of the body from (birds and animals that are to be eaten)
EX 1 I have to clean the chicken before I can cook it
LEMMA clean down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to brush or wash (a wall, car, etc.) from top to bottom
EX 1 I'm going to clean down the car this afternoon as it's getting very dirty
LEMMA clean out
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to make (the inside of usu. a room, box, drawer, etc.) clean and tidy
EX 1
LEMMA clean out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to take all the money of (someone) by stealing or by winning to steal everything from (a place)
EX 1 The thieves cleaned out the store
LEMMA cleanse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleanses
VAR 2 cleansed
VAR 3 cleansed
VAR 4 cleansing
DEF = to make (usu. a cut, wound, etc.) clean or pure
EX 1 The nurse cleansed the wound before stitching it
LEMMA cleanse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleanses
VAR 2 cleansed
VAR 3 cleansed
VAR 4 cleansing
DEF = to remove (an illness or something bad) from (a person) by or as if by cleaning
EX 1 May God cleanse me of my wickedness
LEMMA cleanse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleanses
VAR 2 cleansed
VAR 3 cleansed
VAR 4 cleansing
DEF = to remove (an illness or something bad) from (a person) by or as if by cleaning
EX 1 May God cleanse me of my wickedness
LEMMA cleanse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleanses
VAR 2 cleansed
VAR 3 cleansed
VAR 4 cleansing
DEF = to remove (an illness or something bad) from (a person) by or as if by cleaning
EX 1 May God cleanse me of my wickedness
LEMMA clean up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to clean thoroughly
EX 1 It's your turn to clean (the bedroom) up. (fig.) The new government has promised to clean up the town by getting rid of all the criminals
LEMMA clean up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to clean thoroughly
EX 1 It's your turn to clean (the bedroom) up. (fig.) The new government has promised to clean up the town by getting rid of all the criminals
LEMMA clean up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to remove by cleaning
EX 1 Clean up the pieces of this broken bottle
LEMMA clean up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = to remove by cleaning
EX 1 Clean up the pieces of this broken bottle
LEMMA clean up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleans
VAR 2 cleaned
VAR 3 cleaned
VAR 4 cleaning
DEF = infml to gain (money) as profit
EX 1 He cleaned up a fortune playing cards
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to (cause to) become clear
EX 1 After the storm the sky cleared. This soap should help clear your skin
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to (cause to) become clear
EX 1 After the storm the sky cleared. This soap should help clear your skin
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to (cause to) go away
EX 1 Soldiers! Clear the people away from the palace gates
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to (cause to) go away
EX 1 Soldiers! Clear the people away from the palace gates
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to remove; take away; get rid of
EX 1 I'll just clear the plates away, then I'll have a rest. Whose job is it to clear snow from the road?
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to remove unwanted objects from (the land, a road, an object, etc.)
EX 1 We must clear the area of enemy soldiers as soon as possible
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to free from blame (a person wrongly thought to have done something wrong)
EX 1 The judge cleared the prisoner of any crime and set him free
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to pass by or over (something) without touching
EX 1 The horse easily cleared every fence
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = not fml to satisfy all the official conditions of (a government body, official person, etc.)
EX 1 The car cleared CUSTOMS (3) and was soon across the border
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to give official permission for (a ship, plane, person, etc.) to leave or enter a country
EX 1 The plane took off as soon as it was cleared
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to pass, give official permission to, or favour (a plan, planned activity, etc.)
EX 1 The plans for the new road have not yet been cleared by the local council
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to pass (a cheque) from one bank to another through a CLEARINGHOUSE (of a cheque) to pass from one bank to another through a CLEARINGHOUSE
EX 1 How long does it take for a cheque to clear?
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to pass (a cheque) from one bank to another through a CLEARINGHOUSE (of a cheque) to pass from one bank to another through a CLEARINGHOUSE
EX 1 How long does it take for a cheque to clear?
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = infml to earn (a large amount of money) as CLEAR@1 (10) profit or wages
EX 1 He clears L10,000 a year easily
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to repay (a debt) in full
EX 1 I like to clear my debts as quickly as possible as I don't like owing people money
LEMMA clear
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = tech DECODE
EX 1
LEMMA clear away
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to make an area tidy by removing (esp. objects not firmly fastened to anything)
EX 1 Let's clear away the plates now that dinner is over
LEMMA clear off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = sl to leave a place, often quickly
EX 1 When the 2 boys saw the policeman they cleared off as quickly as they could
LEMMA clear off
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = not fml to make empty by removing unfastened objects
EX 1 Let's clear off the table now that dinner is over
LEMMA clear out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = infml to leave esp. a building or enclosed space, often quickly
EX 1 When the police arrived the thieves quickly cleared out of the house
LEMMA clear out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to collect and throw away (unwanted objects)
EX 1 I decided to clear out all the old clothes that we never wear
LEMMA clear out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to clean thoroughly
EX 1 I'm going to clear out your bedroom today: don't let it get so untidy again
LEMMA clear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to find an answer to; explain
EX 1 to clear up the mystery
LEMMA clear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to find an answer to; explain
EX 1 to clear up the mystery
LEMMA clear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to put in order; tidy up; finish
EX 1 I've lots of work to clear up by the weekend. Don't expect me to clear up after you all the time!
LEMMA clear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to put in order; tidy up; finish
EX 1 I've lots of work to clear up by the weekend. Don't expect me to clear up after you all the time!
LEMMA clear up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clears
VAR 2 cleared
VAR 3 cleared
VAR 4 clearing
DEF = to become less bad or come to an end
EX 1 I hope your troubles clear up soon
LEMMA cleave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleaves
VAR 2 cleaved
VAR 3 cleaved
VAR 4 cleaving
DEF = to divide or cut by a cutting blow
EX 1 The axe cleaved the piece of wood. The murderer clove the man's head open with an axe
LEMMA cleave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleaves
VAR 2 cleaved
VAR 3 cleaved
VAR 4 cleaving
DEF = to make by or as if by cutting
EX 1 The hunters tried to cleave a path through the tropical forest
LEMMA cleave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleaves
VAR 2 cleaved
VAR 3 cleaved
VAR 4 cleaving
DEF = to split or come apart easily, esp. along natural lines of division
EX 1 Western society cleaves along class lines
LEMMA cleave to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cleaves
VAR 2 cleaved
VAR 3 cleaved
VAR 4 cleaving
DEF = to remain loyal or faithful to (someone or an idea)
EX 1 The tribes clove to their old beliefs even after the Europeans arrived
LEMMA clench
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clenches
VAR 2 clenched
VAR 3 clenched
VAR 4 clenching
DEF = to close tightly
EX 1 She clenched her teeth
LEMMA clench
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clenches
VAR 2 clenched
VAR 3 clenched
VAR 4 clenching
DEF = to hold firmly
EX 1 He clenched his money in his hand
LEMMA clerk
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clerks
VAR 2 clerked
VAR 3 clerked
VAR 4 clerking
DEF = to act or work as a CLERK@1 (1,2,3)
EX 1
LEMMA clew
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 te
VAR 1 clews
VAR 2 clewed
VAR 3 clewed
VAR 4 clewing
DEF = to roll (wool, thread, etc.) into a ball
EX 1
LEMMA clew
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clews
VAR 2 clewed
VAR 3 clewed
VAR 4 clewing
DEF = tech to raise or lower (the sails of a ship) by means of a rope fastened to the CLEWs@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA click
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clicks
VAR 2 clicked
VAR 3 clicked
VAR 4 clicking
DEF = to (cause to) make a slight short sound
EX 1 The door clicked shut
LEMMA click
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clicks
VAR 2 clicked
VAR 3 clicked
VAR 4 clicking
DEF = to (cause to) make a slight short sound
EX 1 The door clicked shut
LEMMA click
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clicks
VAR 2 clicked
VAR 3 clicked
VAR 4 clicking
DEF = infml to fall into place; be understood
EX 1 Her joke suddenly clicked (with us) and we all laughed
LEMMA click
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clicks
VAR 2 clicked
VAR 3 clicked
VAR 4 clicking
DEF = infml to be a success
EX 1 That film's really clicked (with young people); it's very popular
LEMMA click
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clicks
VAR 2 clicked
VAR 3 clicked
VAR 4 clicking
DEF = infml to be a quick success, esp. with members of the opposite sex
EX 1 They clicked with each other as soon as they met
LEMMA climax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climaxes
VAR 2 climaxed
VAR 3 climaxed
VAR 4 climaxing
DEF = to (cause to) reach a CLIMAX@1 (1)
EX 1 a life of service to the nation, climaxing in her appointment as President
LEMMA climax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climaxes
VAR 2 climaxed
VAR 3 climaxed
VAR 4 climaxing
DEF = to (cause to) reach a CLIMAX@1 (1)
EX 1 a life of service to the nation, climaxing in her appointment as President
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go esp. from a lower to a higher position up, over, or through, esp. by using the hands and feet
EX 1 The old lady climbs up the stairs with difficulty. Do you think you can climb that tree? The child climbed into/out of the car
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go esp. from a lower to a higher position up, over, or through, esp. by using the hands and feet
EX 1 The old lady climbs up the stairs with difficulty. Do you think you can climb that tree? The child climbed into/out of the car
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go esp. from a lower to a higher position up or over (esp. mountains) as a sport
EX 1
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 zh
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go esp. from a lower to a higher position up or over (esp. mountains) as a sport
EX 1
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to rise to a higher point; go higher
EX 1 It became hotter as the sun climbed in the sky
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to slope upwards
EX 1 The road climbed steeply
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = (esp. of a plant) to grow upwards, esp. along a supporting surface
EX 1 The rose tree has climbed right up the side of the house
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = (esp. of a plant) to grow upwards, esp. along a supporting surface
EX 1 The rose tree has climbed right up the side of the house
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = infml to get into or out of clothing usu. with haste or some effort
EX 1 The soldiers climbed into their uniforms at the sound of the warning bell
LEMMA climb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = infml to get into or out of clothing usu. with haste or some effort
EX 1 The soldiers climbed into their uniforms at the sound of the warning bell
LEMMA climb down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go down, esp. by using the hands and feet
EX 1 We easily climbed down (the side of the cliff)
LEMMA climb down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = to go down, esp. by using the hands and feet
EX 1 We easily climbed down (the side of the cliff)
LEMMA climb down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 climbs
VAR 2 climbed
VAR 3 climbed
VAR 4 climbing
DEF = (esp. in order to make a difficult state of affairs easier) to admit that one has been wrong, has made a mistake, etc.; BACK DOWN
EX 1
LEMMA clinch
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clinches
VAR 2 clinched
VAR 3 clinched
VAR 4 clinching
DEF = to fix (a nail) firmly in place by bending the point over
EX 1 The pieces of wood were fastened together with a clinched nail
LEMMA clinch
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clinches
VAR 2 clinched
VAR 3 clinched
VAR 4 clinching
DEF = to fix (a nail) firmly in place by bending the point over
EX 1 The pieces of wood were fastened together with a clinched nail
LEMMA clinch
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clinches
VAR 2 clinched
VAR 3 clinched
VAR 4 clinching
DEF = to fasten (esp. pieces of wood) tightly together by or as if by doing this
EX 1
LEMMA clinch
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 clinches
VAR 2 clinched
VAR 3 clinched
VAR 4 clinching
DEF = infml to settle (a business matter or an agreement) firmly (esp. in the phr. clinch a deal)
EX 1 The 2 businessmen clinched the deal quickly
LEMMA clinch
POS v
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 clinches
VAR 2 clinched
VAR 3 clinched
VAR 4 clinching
DEF = (of 2 BOXers@4) to hold each other tightly with the arms
EX 1 The fighters clinched in the corner
LEMMA cling
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clings
VAR 2 clung
VAR 3 clung
VAR 4 clinging
DEF = to hold tightly; refuse to let go; stick firmly
EX 1 The smell of onions clings, doesn't it? She clung tightly to her few remaining possessions
LEMMA cling
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clings
VAR 2 clung
VAR 3 clung
VAR 4 clinging
DEF = to stay near; remain close
EX 1 Little children always cling to their mothers. The 2 friends cling together wherever they go
LEMMA cling
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clings
VAR 2 clung
VAR 3 clung
VAR 4 clinging
DEF = to stay near; remain close
EX 1 Little children always cling to their mothers. The 2 friends cling together wherever they go
LEMMA cling
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clings
VAR 2 clung
VAR 3 clung
VAR 4 clinging
DEF = to remain faithful to or in favour of an idea, belief, etc.
EX 1 She clung to the hope that her son was not dead
LEMMA clink
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clinks
VAR 2 clinked
VAR 3 clinked
VAR 4 clinking
DEF = to (cause to) make a slight knocking sound like that of pieces of glass or metal lightly hitting each other
EX 1
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 je
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to (cause to) fasten onto something with a CLIP@2 (1)
EX 1 Clip these sheets of paper together please. Will this map clip to the wall? Does your jewellery clip on?
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to cut with scissors or another sharp instrument
EX 1 I'm going to clip this picture out of the paper. (fig.) The king tried to clip the powers of his ministers
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to leave out (parts of a word or sentence) when writing or speaking to shorten (a word or sentence) in this way
EX 1 clipped speech
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = to put a hole in (a ticket)
EX 1 The bus driver clipped our tickets to show we'd used them
LEMMA clip
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clips
VAR 2 clipped
VAR 3 clipped
VAR 4 clipping
DEF = infml to strike with a short quick blow
EX 1 I'll clip your ears if you don't behave
LEMMA cloak
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cloaks
VAR 2 cloaked
VAR 3 cloaked
VAR 4 cloaking
DEF = to hide, keep secret, or cover (ideas, thoughts, beliefs, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA clobber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clobbers
VAR 2 clobbered
VAR 3 clobbered
VAR 4 clobbering
DEF = to strike severely and repeatedly
EX 1 I'll clobber you if you don't do what you're told
LEMMA clobber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clobbers
VAR 2 clobbered
VAR 3 clobbered
VAR 4 clobbering
DEF = to defeat completely
EX 1
LEMMA clobber
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clobbers
VAR 2 clobbered
VAR 3 clobbered
VAR 4 clobbering
DEF = to attack fiercely and continually
EX 1 The government's going to clobber the unions if they don't agree to the new prices and incomes plan
LEMMA clock
POS v
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = TIME@2 (3)
EX 1 I clocked him while he ran a mile
LEMMA clock
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = BrE sl to strike
EX 1 I'll clock you if you annoy me again!
LEMMA clock in
POS v
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to start work, esp. at a regular time
EX 1 I usually clock in at 8 o'clock
LEMMA clock in
POS v
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to record the time when one arrives at work, usu. on a special card
EX 1
LEMMA clock out
POS v
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to finish work, esp. at a regular time
EX 1
LEMMA clock out
POS v
FIELD1 hr
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to record the time when one leaves work, usu. on a special card
EX 1
LEMMA clock up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to record (a distance travelled, points won, etc.)
EX 1 We clocked up 1,000 miles coming here
LEMMA clock up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = to reach (a certain speed)
EX 1 I can clock up 100 miles an hour in my new car!
LEMMA clock up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clocks
VAR 2 clocked
VAR 3 clocked
VAR 4 clocking
DEF = ACCUMULATE; CHALK UP
EX 1 He clocked up a lot of debts when he was living in Paris
LEMMA clog
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clogs
VAR 2 clogged
VAR 3 clogged
VAR 4 clogging
DEF = to (cause to) become blocked
EX 1 Don't clog your memory (up) with useless information. A machine won't work properly if it is clogged with dirt
LEMMA clog
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clogs
VAR 2 clogged
VAR 3 clogged
VAR 4 clogging
DEF = to (cause to) become blocked
EX 1 Don't clog your memory (up) with useless information. A machine won't work properly if it is clogged with dirt
LEMMA clog
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clogs
VAR 2 clogged
VAR 3 clogged
VAR 4 clogging
DEF = to make movement difficult by means of a CLOG@1 (2)
EX 1 Farmers used to clog their cows before fences were built to enclose fields
LEMMA cloister
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cloisters
VAR 2 cloistered
VAR 3 cloistered
VAR 4 cloistering
DEF = to shut away from the world in or as if in a CONVENT or MONASTERY
EX 1 He had led a cloistered life in one of our older universities, and knew little of practical affairs
LEMMA cloister
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cloisters
VAR 2 cloistered
VAR 3 cloistered
VAR 4 cloistering
DEF = to shut away from the world in or as if in a CONVENT or MONASTERY
EX 1 He had led a cloistered life in one of our older universities, and knew little of practical affairs
LEMMA clop
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 clops
VAR 2 clopped
VAR 3 clopped
VAR 4 clopping
DEF = (to make) a sound like horses' feet (HOOFs)
EX 1
LEMMA clop
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 clops
VAR 2 clopped
VAR 3 clopped
VAR 4 clopping
DEF = (to make) a sound like horses' feet (HOOFs)
EX 1
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) shut
EX 1 Close the windows and keep out the cold air
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) shut
EX 1 Close the windows and keep out the cold air
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) be not open to the public
EX 1 When does the shop close?
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) be not open to the public
EX 1 When does the shop close?
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) stop operation
EX 1 The firm has decided to close (down) its London branch. This factory is closing (down) soon
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) stop operation
EX 1 The firm has decided to close (down) its London branch. This factory is closing (down) soon
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to bring to an end
EX 1 She closed her speech with a funny joke
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come together
EX 1 His arms closed tightly round her
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come together
EX 1 His arms closed tightly round her
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come together by making less space between
EX 1 The nurse closed the wound with stitches
LEMMA close
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come together by making less space between
EX 1 The nurse closed the wound with stitches
LEMMA close down
POS v
FIELD1 ba
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = (of a radio or television station) to stop broadcasting for the night to cause (a radio or television station) to stop broadcasting for the night
EX 1
LEMMA close down
POS v
FIELD1 ba
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = (of a radio or television station) to stop broadcasting for the night to cause (a radio or television station) to stop broadcasting for the night
EX 1
LEMMA close in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to have fewer hours of daylight
EX 1 The days are beginning to close in now that it's Autumn
LEMMA close in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to surround gradually and usu. from all sides
EX 1 The people ran away when the enemy army began to close in. (fig.) Night is closing in
LEMMA close in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to surround gradually and usu. from all sides
EX 1 The people ran away when the enemy army began to close in. (fig.) Night is closing in
LEMMA close out
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to try and get rid of (goods) by selling at reduced prices
EX 1 This shop is closing out everything next week
LEMMA close out
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to try and get rid of (goods) by selling at reduced prices
EX 1 This shop is closing out everything next week
LEMMA closet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closets
VAR 2 closeted
VAR 3 closeted
VAR 4 closeting
DEF = to enclose (esp. oneself) in a private room
EX 1 The king and his ministers closeted themselves together while they talked about the government's difficulties
LEMMA closet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closets
VAR 2 closeted
VAR 3 closeted
VAR 4 closeting
DEF = to enclose (esp. oneself) in a private room
EX 1 The king and his ministers closeted themselves together while they talked about the government's difficulties
LEMMA close up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to close completely; block
EX 1 The old road has now been closed up
LEMMA close up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come nearer each other
EX 1 Close up the ranks! The general ordered his soldiers to close up
LEMMA close up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = to (cause to) come nearer each other
EX 1 Close up the ranks! The general ordered his soldiers to close up
LEMMA close with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = BrE to come to an agreement
EX 1 The 2 ministers didn't close with each other until near the end of the meeting
LEMMA close with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = BrE to agree to
EX 1 The businessman quickly closed with the new offer
LEMMA close with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 closes
VAR 2 closed
VAR 3 closed
VAR 4 closing
DEF = lit to begin to fight
EX 1 The 2 armies closed with each other and started a fierce battle
LEMMA clot
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 clots
VAR 2 clotted
VAR 3 clotted
VAR 4 clotting
DEF = to (cause to) form into CLOTs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA clot
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 clots
VAR 2 clotted
VAR 3 clotted
VAR 4 clotting
DEF = to (cause to) form into CLOTs@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA clothe
POS v
FIELD1 te
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clothes
VAR 2 clothed
VAR 3 clothed
VAR 4 clothing
DEF = to provide clothes for (a person or people)
EX 1 He has to work hard to feed and clothe his large family
LEMMA clothe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clothes
VAR 2 clothed
VAR 3 clothed
VAR 4 clothing
DEF = lit to cover (something) as if with clothing
EX 1 Mist clothed the hills
LEMMA cloud
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clouds
VAR 2 clouded
VAR 3 clouded
VAR 4 clouding
DEF = to (cause to) become covered with or as if with clouds
EX 1 The thick mist clouded the mountain tops
LEMMA cloud
POS v
FIELD1 ml
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clouds
VAR 2 clouded
VAR 3 clouded
VAR 4 clouding
DEF = to (cause to) become covered with or as if with clouds
EX 1 The thick mist clouded the mountain tops
LEMMA cloud
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clouds
VAR 2 clouded
VAR 3 clouded
VAR 4 clouding
DEF = to make uncertain, unclear, confused, etc.
EX 1 Age clouded his memory
LEMMA cloud
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clouds
VAR 2 clouded
VAR 3 clouded
VAR 4 clouding
DEF = to (cause to) become less transparent or darker
EX 1 You'll cloud the beer if you shake the barrel. The steam has clouded the windows up
LEMMA cloud
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clouds
VAR 2 clouded
VAR 3 clouded
VAR 4 clouding
DEF = to (cause to) become less transparent or darker
EX 1 You'll cloud the beer if you shake the barrel. The steam has clouded the windows up
LEMMA clout
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clouts
VAR 2 clouted
VAR 3 clouted
VAR 4 clouting
DEF = sl to strike, esp. with the hand
EX 1
LEMMA clout
POS v
FIELD1 bb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clouts
VAR 2 clouted
VAR 3 clouted
VAR 4 clouting
DEF = AmE infml to hit (esp. a ball) with force
EX 1
LEMMA clown
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clowns
VAR 2 clowned
VAR 3 clowned
VAR 4 clowning
DEF = derog to behave like a CLOWN@1 (2); act stupidly or foolishly
EX 1
LEMMA cloy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cloys
VAR 2 cloyed
VAR 3 cloyed
VAR 4 cloying
DEF = (esp. of sweet sticky food) to become unpleasant to (someone) by being taken in too great a quantity
EX 1 Chocolates start to cloy if you eat too many
LEMMA cloy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cloys
VAR 2 cloyed
VAR 3 cloyed
VAR 4 cloying
DEF = (esp. of sweet sticky food) to become unpleasant to (someone) by being taken in too great a quantity
EX 1 Chocolates start to cloy if you eat too many
LEMMA club
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clubs
VAR 2 clubbed
VAR 3 clubbed
VAR 4 clubbing
DEF = to beat or strike with a heavy stick (CLUB)
EX 1
LEMMA club together
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clubs
VAR 2 clubbed
VAR 3 clubbed
VAR 4 clubbing
DEF = to share the cost of something with others
EX 1 The family clubbed together to buy a new car
LEMMA cluck
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 clucks
VAR 2 clucked
VAR 3 clucked
VAR 4 clucking
DEF = to make a CLUCK@2
EX 1
LEMMA cluck
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clucks
VAR 2 clucked
VAR 3 clucked
VAR 4 clucking
DEF = to express usu. with interest, approval, or disapproval
EX 1 She clucked her disapproval
LEMMA clue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clues
VAR 2 clueed
VAR 3 clueed
VAR 4 clueing
DEF = CLEW
EX 1
LEMMA clue in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clues
VAR 2 clueed
VAR 3 clueed
VAR 4 clueing
DEF = to give (someone) help in understanding or finding an answer
EX 1 I can't imagine where you've hidden it: please clue me in
LEMMA clump
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 clumps
VAR 2 clumped
VAR 3 clumped
VAR 4 clumping
DEF = to walk with slow heavy noisy footsteps
EX 1
LEMMA clump
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 clumps
VAR 2 clumped
VAR 3 clumped
VAR 4 clumping
DEF = tech to (cause to) gather into or form a mass (CLUMP@1 (2b))
EX 1 The bacteria clumped together
LEMMA clump
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 clumps
VAR 2 clumped
VAR 3 clumped
VAR 4 clumping
DEF = tech to (cause to) gather into or form a mass (CLUMP@1 (2b))
EX 1 The bacteria clumped together
LEMMA cluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clusters
VAR 2 clustered
VAR 3 clustered
VAR 4 clustering
DEF = to (cause to) gather or grow in one or more CLUSTERs@1
EX 1 The men clustered together round the fire and sang songs
LEMMA cluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clusters
VAR 2 clustered
VAR 3 clustered
VAR 4 clustering
DEF = to (cause to) gather or grow in one or more CLUSTERs@1
EX 1 The men clustered together round the fire and sang songs
LEMMA cluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clusters
VAR 2 clustered
VAR 3 clustered
VAR 4 clustering
DEF = to (cause to) gather or grow in one or more CLUSTERs@1
EX 1 The men clustered together round the fire and sang songs
LEMMA cluster
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clusters
VAR 2 clustered
VAR 3 clustered
VAR 4 clustering
DEF = to (cause to) gather or grow in one or more CLUSTERs@1
EX 1 The men clustered together round the fire and sang songs
LEMMA clutch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clutches
VAR 2 clutched
VAR 3 clutched
VAR 4 clutching
DEF = to hold tightly
EX 1 The mother clutched her baby in her arms
LEMMA clutch at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clutches
VAR 2 clutched
VAR 3 clutched
VAR 4 clutching
DEF = to try to seize
EX 1 He clutched at the branch but he could not reach it
LEMMA clutter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 clutters
VAR 2 cluttered
VAR 3 cluttered
VAR 4 cluttering
DEF = to make untidy or confused
EX 1 Don't clutter up your room. The room was cluttered with furniture
LEMMA coach
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coaches
VAR 2 coached
VAR 3 coached
VAR 4 coaching
DEF = to train or teach (a person or a group of people); give instruction or advice to (a person or a group of people)
EX 1 I coach people for English examinations
LEMMA coach
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coaches
VAR 2 coached
VAR 3 coached
VAR 4 coaching
DEF = to train or teach (a person or a group of people); give instruction or advice to (a person or a group of people)
EX 1 I coach people for English examinations
LEMMA coach
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coaches
VAR 2 coached
VAR 3 coached
VAR 4 coaching
DEF = to act or be employed as a COACH@1 (4)
EX 1
LEMMA coagulate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coagulates
VAR 2 coagulated
VAR 3 coagulated
VAR 4 coagulating
DEF = (esp. of an ORGANIC (1) liquid) to change from a liquid into a solid or nearly solid mass, esp. by chemical action to cause (esp. an ORGANIC (1) liquid) to change in this way
EX 1 Air can coagulate blood
LEMMA coagulate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coagulates
VAR 2 coagulated
VAR 3 coagulated
VAR 4 coagulating
DEF = (esp. of an ORGANIC (1) liquid) to change from a liquid into a solid or nearly solid mass, esp. by chemical action to cause (esp. an ORGANIC (1) liquid) to change in this way
EX 1 Air can coagulate blood
LEMMA coal
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coals
VAR 2 coaled
VAR 3 coaled
VAR 4 coaling
DEF = to supply (a ship, engine, etc.) with coal
EX 1
LEMMA coal
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coals
VAR 2 coaled
VAR 3 coaled
VAR 4 coaling
DEF = (of ships, engines, etc.) to take in a supply of coal
EX 1
LEMMA coalesce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coalesces
VAR 2 coalesced
VAR 3 coalesced
VAR 4 coalescing
DEF = to grow together or unite so as to form one group, body, mass, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA coarsen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coarsens
VAR 2 coarsened
VAR 3 coarsened
VAR 4 coarsening
DEF = to (cause to) become coarse
EX 1 The wrong kind of soap can coarsen the skin
LEMMA coarsen
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coarsens
VAR 2 coarsened
VAR 3 coarsened
VAR 4 coarsening
DEF = to (cause to) become coarse
EX 1 The wrong kind of soap can coarsen the skin
LEMMA coast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coasts
VAR 2 coasted
VAR 3 coasted
VAR 4 coasting
DEF = to keep moving after effort has ceased, esp. to travel down a hill without using any power
EX 1 The children were enjoying coasting along on their bicycles
LEMMA coast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coasts
VAR 2 coasted
VAR 3 coasted
VAR 4 coasting
DEF = to keep moving after effort has ceased, esp. to travel down a hill without using any power
EX 1 The children were enjoying coasting along on their bicycles
LEMMA coast
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coasts
VAR 2 coasted
VAR 3 coasted
VAR 4 coasting
DEF = to sail along from port to port on the coast; sail near the coast
EX 1
LEMMA coast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coasts
VAR 2 coasted
VAR 3 coasted
VAR 4 coasting
DEF = to sail along the coast of (a country)
EX 1
LEMMA coat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coats
VAR 2 coated
VAR 3 coated
VAR 4 coating
DEF = to cover with a COAT@1 (4)
EX 1 The table was coated in/with dust
LEMMA coax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coaxes
VAR 2 coaxed
VAR 3 coaxed
VAR 4 coaxing
DEF = to persuade (someone) by gentle kindness or patience
EX 1 I coaxed him into taking me to the theatre
LEMMA coax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coaxes
VAR 2 coaxed
VAR 3 coaxed
VAR 4 coaxing
DEF = to persuade (someone) by gentle kindness or patience
EX 1 I coaxed him into taking me to the theatre
LEMMA coax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coaxes
VAR 2 coaxed
VAR 3 coaxed
VAR 4 coaxing
DEF = to persuade (someone) by gentle kindness or patience
EX 1 I coaxed him into taking me to the theatre
LEMMA coax
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coaxes
VAR 2 coaxed
VAR 3 coaxed
VAR 4 coaxing
DEF = to obtain (something) by gently persuading
EX 1 I coaxed a kiss from the little girl
LEMMA cobble
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cobbles
VAR 2 cobbled
VAR 3 cobbled
VAR 4 cobbling
DEF = to repair (shoes)
EX 1
LEMMA cobble
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cobbles
VAR 2 cobbled
VAR 3 cobbled
VAR 4 cobbling
DEF = to cover (PAVE) the surface of (a road) with COBBLESTONEs
EX 1 Streets were first cobbled in the 19th century. old cobbled streets
LEMMA cobble
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cobbles
VAR 2 cobbled
VAR 3 cobbled
VAR 4 cobbling
DEF = to cover (PAVE) the surface of (a road) with COBBLESTONEs
EX 1 Streets were first cobbled in the 19th century. old cobbled streets
LEMMA cock
POS v
FIELD1 fa
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cocks
VAR 2 cocked
VAR 3 cocked
VAR 4 cocking
DEF = to set (the hammer of a gun) in the correct position for firing
EX 1
LEMMA cock
POS v
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 cocks
VAR 2 cocked
VAR 3 cocked
VAR 4 cocking
DEF = (of parts of the body) to stand up to cause (parts of the body) to stand up
EX 1 The horse cocked its ears when it heard the noise
LEMMA cock
POS v
FIELD1 oz
FIELD2 zo
VAR 1 cocks
VAR 2 cocked
VAR 3 cocked
VAR 4 cocking
DEF = (of parts of the body) to stand up to cause (parts of the body) to stand up
EX 1 The horse cocked its ears when it heard the noise
LEMMA cock
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cocks
VAR 2 cocked
VAR 3 cocked
VAR 4 cocking
DEF = to cause (a hat, head, etc.) to slope slightly; TILT
EX 1 The man cocked his hat in the latest fashion
LEMMA cock
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cocks
VAR 2 cocked
VAR 3 cocked
VAR 4 cocking
DEF = to pile (HAY) into COCKs@4 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA cocoon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cocoons
VAR 2 cocooned
VAR 3 cocooned
VAR 4 cocooning
DEF = to keep (a car, plane, etc.) in a protective covering, esp. for storing
EX 1
LEMMA cod
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cods
VAR 2 codded
VAR 3 codded
VAR 4 codding
DEF = to make a fool of (someone)
EX 1 You're codding me!
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) slowly in water just below boiling point
EX 1 coddled eggs
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) slowly in water just below boiling point
EX 1 coddled eggs
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = to cook (eggs, fruit, etc.) slowly in water just below boiling point
EX 1 coddled eggs
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = not fml also mollycoddle_ to treat (a person or animal) too tenderly; spoil
EX 1 I think your daughter's been coddled too much; she expects us to do everything she wants
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = not fml also mollycoddle_ to treat (a person or animal) too tenderly; spoil
EX 1 I think your daughter's been coddled too much; she expects us to do everything she wants
LEMMA coddle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coddles
VAR 2 coddled
VAR 3 coddled
VAR 4 coddling
DEF = not fml also mollycoddle_ to treat (a person or animal) too tenderly; spoil
EX 1 I think your daughter's been coddled too much; she expects us to do everything she wants
LEMMA code
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 codes
VAR 2 coded
VAR 3 coded
VAR 4 coding
DEF = also encode_ to translate into a CODE@1 (1,2)
EX 1
LEMMA code
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 codes
VAR 2 coded
VAR 3 coded
VAR 4 coding
DEF = to give a special CODE@1 to something
EX 1 You've not coded these books yet; how can I put them in order?
LEMMA codify
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 codifies
VAR 2 codified
VAR 3 codified
VAR 4 codifying
DEF = to arrange (esp. laws) into a CODE (=an ordered system)
EX 1 The new government promised to codify the laws
LEMMA coerce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coerces
VAR 2 coerced
VAR 3 coerced
VAR 4 coercing
DEF = to make (an unwilling person or group of people) do something, by using force, threats of punishment, etc.
EX 1 The government coerced the unions into accepting the pay limit by threatening to call an election
LEMMA coerce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coerces
VAR 2 coerced
VAR 3 coerced
VAR 4 coercing
DEF = to keep (a person, group of people, or activity) under control by using force, threats of punishment, etc.; REPRESS (2)
EX 1 The working people have been coerced by their employers for too long!
LEMMA coerce
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coerces
VAR 2 coerced
VAR 3 coerced
VAR 4 coercing
DEF = to gain acceptance for (a course of action) by force or the threat of force
EX 1 Our agreement to the plan was coerced: we were not free to say no to it!
LEMMA coexist
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coexists
VAR 2 coexisted
VAR 3 coexisted
VAR 4 coexisting
DEF = to exist together at the same time
EX 1 Can love and hate coexist in the same person?
LEMMA coexist
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coexists
VAR 2 coexisted
VAR 3 coexisted
VAR 4 coexisting
DEF = (of countries with opposed political systems) to live together in peace with one another
EX 1
LEMMA cogitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cogitates
VAR 2 cogitated
VAR 3 cogitated
VAR 4 cogitating
DEF = to think carefully and seriously about (something)
EX 1
LEMMA cogitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cogitates
VAR 2 cogitated
VAR 3 cogitated
VAR 4 cogitating
DEF = to think carefully and seriously about (something)
EX 1
LEMMA cogitate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cogitates
VAR 2 cogitated
VAR 3 cogitated
VAR 4 cogitating
DEF = to think carefully and seriously about (something)
EX 1
LEMMA cohabit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cohabits
VAR 2 cohabited
VAR 3 cohabited
VAR 4 cohabiting
DEF = (of one or more unmarried people) to live as a married person or married people
EX 1 (fig.) Can peace and freedom cohabit in the modern world?
LEMMA cohere
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coheres
VAR 2 cohered
VAR 3 cohered
VAR 4 cohering
DEF = to stick together; be united
EX 1
LEMMA cohere
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coheres
VAR 2 cohered
VAR 3 cohered
VAR 4 cohering
DEF = to be reasonably and naturally connected, esp. in thought
EX 1 Do his religious and political beliefs cohere?
LEMMA coil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coils
VAR 2 coiled
VAR 3 coiled
VAR 4 coiling
DEF = to (cause to) wind or twist into a ring or continuous circular shape (SPIRAL)
EX 1 Will you coil the rope up please. The snake coiled (itself) around the tree/coiled itself into a ball/coiled up
LEMMA coil
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coils
VAR 2 coiled
VAR 3 coiled
VAR 4 coiling
DEF = to (cause to) wind or twist into a ring or continuous circular shape (SPIRAL)
EX 1 Will you coil the rope up please. The snake coiled (itself) around the tree/coiled itself into a ball/coiled up
LEMMA coin
POS v
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coins
VAR 2 coined
VAR 3 coined
VAR 4 coining
DEF = to make (metal) into coins
EX 1
LEMMA coin
POS v
FIELD1 nu
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 coins
VAR 2 coined
VAR 3 coined
VAR 4 coining
DEF = to make (coins) from metal
EX 1 The government has decided to coin more 50-penny pieces/-pence pieces
LEMMA coin
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 coins
VAR 2 coined
VAR 3 coined
VAR 4 coining
DEF = to invent (a word or phrase)
EX 1 Who coined that word?
LEMMA coincide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coincides
VAR 2 coincided
VAR 3 coincided
VAR 4 coinciding
DEF = to happen at the same time or during the same period of time
EX 1
LEMMA coincide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coincides
VAR 2 coincided
VAR 3 coincided
VAR 4 coinciding
DEF = (of ideas, opinions, etc.) to be in agreement
EX 1 My religious beliefs and yours don't coincide
LEMMA coke
POS v
FIELD1 go
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cokes
VAR 2 coked
VAR 3 coked
VAR 4 coking
DEF = to change (coal) into COKE@1
EX 1
LEMMA cold-shoulder
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cold-shoulders
VAR 2 cold-shouldered
VAR 3 cold-shouldered
VAR 4 cold-shouldering
DEF = to give the COLD SHOULDER to
EX 1
LEMMA collaborate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collaborates
VAR 2 collaborated
VAR 3 collaborated
VAR 4 collaborating
DEF = to work together or with someone else
EX 1 Quirk and Greenbaum collaborated (on the new grammar)
LEMMA collaborate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 collaborates
VAR 2 collaborated
VAR 3 collaborated
VAR 4 collaborating
DEF = derog to help an enemy country which has entered and taken control of one's own
EX 1 Anyone who collaborates should be shot
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = to (cause to) fall down or inwards suddenly
EX 1 The weight of snow collapsed the roof
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = to (cause to) fall down or inwards suddenly
EX 1 The weight of snow collapsed the roof
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = (of an object) to fold into a shape that takes up less space to cause (an object) to fold into a shape that takes up less space
EX 1 Collapse the table and put it away, please
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 fu
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = (of an object) to fold into a shape that takes up less space to cause (an object) to fold into a shape that takes up less space
EX 1 Collapse the table and put it away, please
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = to fall helpless or unconscious
EX 1 This man's collapsed: call for the doctor!
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = to fail suddenly and completely; break down
EX 1 All opposition to the government has collapsed
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = med (of a lung or blood vessel) to fall into a flattened mass med to cause (a lung or blood vessel) to fall into a flattened mass
EX 1 The doctors had to collapse her right lung to save her life
LEMMA collapse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 collapses
VAR 2 collapsed
VAR 3 collapsed
VAR 4 collapsing
DEF = med (of a lung or blood vessel) to fall into a flattened mass med to cause (a lung or blood vessel) to fall into a flattened mass
EX 1 The doctors had to collapse her right lung to save her life
LEMMA collar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collars
VAR 2 collared
VAR 3 collared
VAR 4 collaring
DEF = infml to seize; catch and hold as if by the collar
EX 1 Mrs Brown collared me as I was going to work and she talked for such a long time that I was late
LEMMA collar
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collars
VAR 2 collared
VAR 3 collared
VAR 4 collaring
DEF = sl to take without permission
EX 1 Did you collar my book?
LEMMA collate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collates
VAR 2 collated
VAR 3 collated
VAR 4 collating
DEF = to examine and compare (copies of books, notes, etc.) carefully in order to find the differences between them
EX 1 I'm going to collate this new copy with an earlier one to see what changes have been made
LEMMA collate
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 collates
VAR 2 collated
VAR 3 collated
VAR 4 collating
DEF = tech to arrange (the sheets) of (esp. a book) in the proper order
EX 1 Have you collated this book yet?
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to (cause to) gather together
EX 1 Collect the books and put them in a pile on my desk. A crowd of people collected to cheer the new king
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to (cause to) gather together
EX 1 Collect the books and put them in a pile on my desk. A crowd of people collected to cheer the new king
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to gather (objects) as a sport, HOBBY, for study, etc.
EX 1 John collects foreign coins
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to call for and take away (someone or something)
EX 1
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to regain control of (oneself, one's thoughts, senses, etc.)
EX 1 I tried to collect my thoughts but was too excited
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to obtain payment of (money)
EX 1 The government could save money by improving the way it collects taxes
LEMMA collect
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 collects
VAR 2 collected
VAR 3 collected
VAR 4 collecting
DEF = to obtain payment of (money)
EX 1 The government could save money by improving the way it collects taxes
LEMMA collectivize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 collectivizes
VAR 2 collectivized
VAR 3 collectivized
VAR 4 collectivizing
DEF = to bring (private industry, farms, etc.) under state ownership and control according to the principles of COLLECTIVISM
EX 1 When did the Soviet government decide to collectivize the farms? If we decide to collectivize, will there be much opposition? collectivized industry
LEMMA collectivize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 collectivizes
VAR 2 collectivized
VAR 3 collectivized
VAR 4 collectivizing
DEF = to bring (private industry, farms, etc.) under state ownership and control according to the principles of COLLECTIVISM
EX 1 When did the Soviet government decide to collectivize the farms? If we decide to collectivize, will there be much opposition? collectivized industry
LEMMA collectivize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 collectivizes
VAR 2 collectivized
VAR 3 collectivized
VAR 4 collectivizing
DEF = to bring (private industry, farms, etc.) under state ownership and control according to the principles of COLLECTIVISM
EX 1 When did the Soviet government decide to collectivize the farms? If we decide to collectivize, will there be much opposition? collectivized industry
LEMMA collide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collides
VAR 2 collided
VAR 3 collided
VAR 4 colliding
DEF = to meet and strike (together) violently
EX 1 Many people were hurt when the 2 buses collided on the corner
LEMMA collide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 collides
VAR 2 collided
VAR 3 collided
VAR 4 colliding
DEF = to disagree strongly; be opposed
EX 1 The government collided with Parliament over its industrial plans
LEMMA collocate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 collocates
VAR 2 collocated
VAR 3 collocated
VAR 4 collocating
DEF = tech (of words) to go together or with another word in a way which sounds natural
EX 1 "Strong" collocates with "coffee" but "powerful" does not. The words "strong" and "coffee" collocate
LEMMA collude
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 colludes
VAR 2 colluded
VAR 3 colluded
VAR 4 colluding
DEF = to act together or with someone else through a secret agreement intended to cheat or deceive others
EX 1 colluded with the secret police
LEMMA colonize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 colonizes
VAR 2 colonized
VAR 3 colonized
VAR 4 colonizing
DEF = to make (a country, area, etc.) into a COLONY
EX 1 The British first colonized Australia in the 18th century. This area has recently been colonized by trees of many sorts
LEMMA colonize
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 colonizes
VAR 2 colonized
VAR 3 colonized
VAR 4 colonizing
DEF = to make (a country, area, etc.) into a COLONY
EX 1 The British first colonized Australia in the 18th century. This area has recently been colonized by trees of many sorts
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to cause (something) to have colour or a different colour esp. with a CRAYON or pencil rather than a brush
EX 1 The child is colouring the picture
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to cause (something) to have colour or a different colour esp. with a CRAYON or pencil rather than a brush
EX 1 The child is colouring the picture
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to cause (something) to have colour or a different colour esp. with a CRAYON or pencil rather than a brush
EX 1 The child is colouring the picture
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to take on or change colour
EX 1 The leaves have already started to colour; it will soon be winter
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to give a special effect or feeling to (a person, event, etc.)
EX 1 Personal feelings coloured his judgment. a highly-coloured account of his difficulties
LEMMA colour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to become red in the face; BLUSH
EX 1 As soon as he started to argue he coloured quickly. She coloured with annoyance
LEMMA colour in
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 colours
VAR 2 coloured
VAR 3 coloured
VAR 4 colouring
DEF = to colour (a certain area, figure, or shape)
EX 1 The child decided to colour in the picture in his book
LEMMA comb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to clean, tidy, straighten, or arrange (esp. the hair) with a comb
EX 1 If you combed your hair more often you wouldn't look so untidy. She combed out the knots in the cat's long fur
LEMMA comb
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to search (a place) thoroughly
EX 1 The police combed the woods for the missing boy
LEMMA combat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combats
VAR 2 combatted
VAR 3 combatted
VAR 4 combatting
DEF = to fight or struggle against
EX 1 We must combat the enemy everywhere until victory is ours. The priest swore to combat evil wherever it appeared. The doctor spent his life combatting disease. The ship combatted with the wind and waves
LEMMA combat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combats
VAR 2 combatted
VAR 3 combatted
VAR 4 combatting
DEF = to fight or struggle against
EX 1 We must combat the enemy everywhere until victory is ours. The priest swore to combat evil wherever it appeared. The doctor spent his life combatting disease. The ship combatted with the wind and waves
LEMMA combat
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combats
VAR 2 combatted
VAR 3 combatted
VAR 4 combatting
DEF = to fight or struggle against
EX 1 We must combat the enemy everywhere until victory is ours. The priest swore to combat evil wherever it appeared. The doctor spent his life combatting disease. The ship combatted with the wind and waves
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) come together, unite, act together, or join together
EX 1 2 political parties have combined to form a government as no single party had control of Parliament. The 2 countries combined together against their enemy
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) come together, unite, act together, or join together
EX 1 2 political parties have combined to form a government as no single party had control of Parliament. The 2 countries combined together against their enemy
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) come together, unite, act together, or join together
EX 1 2 political parties have combined to form a government as no single party had control of Parliament. The 2 countries combined together against their enemy
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) enter into a chemical union
EX 1 What chemicals combine together to make water? What do we produce when we combine copper and iron?
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) enter into a chemical union
EX 1 What chemicals combine together to make water? What do we produce when we combine copper and iron?
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) enter into a chemical union
EX 1 What chemicals combine together to make water? What do we produce when we combine copper and iron?
LEMMA combine
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 combines
VAR 2 combined
VAR 3 combined
VAR 4 combining
DEF = to (cause to) enter into a chemical union
EX 1 What chemicals combine together to make water? What do we produce when we combine copper and iron?
LEMMA comb out
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to find and get rid of (unnecessary officials, things, etc.) from a department, organization, etc., usu. with the intention of saving money
EX 1 The government hopes to cut costs by combing out unnecessary officials from the armed forces
LEMMA comb out
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to find and get rid of unnecessary things, officials, etc., from (a department, organization, etc.)
EX 1 We must comb out the university if we are to save money
LEMMA comb out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to search among books, records, etc., for (facts, information, etc.)
EX 1 The student spent many hours in the library combing out the facts she wanted
LEMMA comb out
POS v
FIELD1 be
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 combs
VAR 2 combed
VAR 3 combed
VAR 4 combing
DEF = to remove (unwanted twists) from (hair or fur) by combing
EX 1 combed out the TANGLEs combed out her hair
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to move towards the speaker or a particular place
EX 1 Why don't you come when you know your dinner's ready? The little girl came running to her mother for sympathy
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to move towards the speaker or a particular place
EX 1 Why don't you come when you know your dinner's ready? The little girl came running to her mother for sympathy
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to arrive where the speaker is or at a particular place
EX 1 The train slowly came into the station
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to arrive as expected or in the course of time
EX 1 Uncle's birthday is coming so we must remember to get him a present
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reach
EX 1 The water came (up) to my neck. Her hair came (down) to her knees. The floods came through to/as far as my garden
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reach
EX 1 The water came (up) to my neck. Her hair came (down) to her knees. The floods came through to/as far as my garden
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reach
EX 1 The water came (up) to my neck. Her hair came (down) to her knees. The floods came through to/as far as my garden
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to exist in a particular place
EX 1 In this list of goods the price comes next to the article
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be (in a particular place in an ordered set)
EX 1 Your family should always come before your job. My wife comes first, my children second. Monday comes after Sunday
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen begin
EX 1 In time I came to love her
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen as a result of the stated cause
EX 1 This accident came of your carelessness. Success comes when you work hard
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen as a result of the stated cause
EX 1 This accident came of your carelessness. Success comes when you work hard
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become
EX 1 The buttons on my coat came unfastened. The door came open
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be offered, produced, etc.
EX 1 Shoes come in many shapes and sizes. Milk comes from cows or other animals
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to move into view
EX 1 The sun came and went but mostly it was cloudy. Darkness came at 6 o'clock
LEMMA come
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = sl to have an ORGASM
EX 1 My wife never seems to come when we have sex
LEMMA come about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen
EX 1 How did this dangerous state of affairs in Europe come about? I'll never understand how it came about that you were an hour late on such a short journey
LEMMA come about
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen
EX 1 How did this dangerous state of affairs in Europe come about? I'll never understand how it came about that you were an hour late on such a short journey
LEMMA come about
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of a ship or the wind) to change direction
EX 1 The wind has come about to the north
LEMMA come across
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to meet or discover, esp. by chance
EX 1 I've just come across a beautiful poem in this book
LEMMA come across
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be effective and well received
EX 1 Your speech came across very well; everyone understands your opinion now
LEMMA come across as
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to seem to be (judging from behaviour or actions)
EX 1 He came across (to me) as (being) quite a nice person, really
LEMMA come across as
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to seem to be (judging from behaviour or actions)
EX 1 He came across (to me) as (being) quite a nice person, really
LEMMA come across as
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to seem to be (judging from behaviour or actions)
EX 1 He came across (to me) as (being) quite a nice person, really
LEMMA come across with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to provide (money or information) when needed
EX 1 "Wealthy relatives . . . who would come across with a COUPLE of THOUSAND pounds" (SEU S.)
LEMMA come again
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to return
EX 1
LEMMA come along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also come on_ to advance; improve
EX 1 How's your work coming along?
LEMMA come along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also come on_ to improve in health
EX 1 Mother's coming along nicely, thank you
LEMMA come along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen; arrive by chance
EX 1 Take every chance that comes along
LEMMA come along
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also come on_ to follow
EX 1 You go now, I'll come along later
LEMMA come apart
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to break into pieces without the need of force
EX 1 I picked up the old book and it just came apart in my hands
LEMMA come around
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME ROUND
EX 1
LEMMA come around
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = sl MENSTRUATE
EX 1
LEMMA come at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = GET AT (1)
EX 1 Put the food where the cat can't come at it
LEMMA come at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = GET AT (2)
EX 1 It was a long time before we came at the truth
LEMMA come at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME FOR
EX 1 I saw the lion just as it was going to come at me. She came at me with a knife
LEMMA come away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = BrE to leave
EX 1 When did you come away from the party?
LEMMA come away
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become disconnected without being forced
EX 1 I touched the handle and it came away from the door in my hands
LEMMA come back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become fashionable or popular again
EX 1 Do you think long dresses will ever come back?
LEMMA come back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to return to memory
EX 1 It's suddenly come back to me where I saw you last
LEMMA come back
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reply, usu. forcefully (in the phrs. come back at and/or with)
EX 1 After John's unkind remark about her clothes, Jean came back at him with an angry remark
LEMMA come before
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be of more importance than (someone or something)
EX 1 One's family comes before one's job
LEMMA come before
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be of more importance than (someone or something)
EX 1 One's family comes before one's job
LEMMA come before
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be dealt with by
EX 1 Your matter comes before the committee this week
LEMMA come between
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to interrupt (2 people or things); cause trouble between (2 people or things)
EX 1 John lets nothing come between himself and his work. What came between Hazel and Paul to make them separate?
LEMMA come by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to obtain
EX 1 Jobs are hard to come by with so many people out of work. Did you come by that money honestly?
LEMMA come by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to receive by accident or chance; get
EX 1 How did you come by that wound in your arm?
LEMMA come by
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME ACROSS@1
EX 1
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be passed on from one period of history to another
EX 1 This song comes down to us from the 10th century
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be reduced in price
EX 1 I don't think meat will come down this year, do you?
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 dg
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = sl to cease to feel the effects of a drug that influences the mind
EX 1 Mary looked so bad after she'd come down that I thought she was going to die
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to lose position, respect, or social rank
EX 1 John came down in my opinion after his bad behaviour at the dance
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to fall
EX 1 The roof came down on our heads
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to leave a big city for a small town or the country
EX 1 The landowner comes down from London twice a year to visit his farms
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to leave a big city for a small town or the country
EX 1 The landowner comes down from London twice a year to visit his farms
LEMMA come down
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ua
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = BrE to leave university (esp. Oxford or Cambridge) usu. after finishing all or part of one's course
EX 1
LEMMA come down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to ask (someone) forcefully
EX 1 Mother came down on me to clean my room. The debt collector came down on us for payment
LEMMA come down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to ask (someone) forcefully
EX 1 Mother came down on me to clean my room. The debt collector came down on us for payment
LEMMA come down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to punish
EX 1 The courts are going to come down heavily on young criminals
LEMMA come down on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to scold severely
EX 1 The teacher came down on me for talking in class
LEMMA come down to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be able to be reduced to
EX 1 What do our choices in this matter come down to? Our choices come down to going or staying
LEMMA come down to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be able to be reduced to
EX 1 What do our choices in this matter come down to? Our choices come down to going or staying
LEMMA come down with
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to get; catch (an infectious illness)
EX 1 I think I'm coming down with a cold
LEMMA come for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to advance towards in a threatening manner
EX 1
LEMMA come forward
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to offer oneself to fill a position, give help to the police, etc.
EX 1 No one has come forward with information about the murder. Only 2 people have come forward for election to the committee
LEMMA come forward
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = tech to become ready for sale or for use
EX 1 How many pigs are expected to come forward this month?
LEMMA come from
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to have as a place of origin
EX 1 I come from Newcastle but have spent most of my life in London. Where do you come from?
LEMMA come from
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to have as a place of origin
EX 1 I come from Newcastle but have spent most of my life in London. Where do you come from?
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become fashionable, seasonal, etc.
EX 1 When did the short skirt first come in?
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take one's position or start to take part in a game or at work
EX 1 All the people watching the cricket game hoped the next man to come in would save his team
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take place in a race
EX 1 to come in third
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take place in a race
EX 1 to come in third
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also get in_ to be elected; come into power
EX 1 If the Workers' Party comes in at the next election a lot of industry will be state owned
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to arrive as expected
EX 1 Has the train come in yet?
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of the sea) to rise
EX 1 The sea's coming in so don't stay on the sand too long
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be received as income
EX 1 There's very little money coming in at present so we'll have to be careful what we spend
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be (esp. in the phrs. come in handy, come in useful)
EX 1 This material will come in useful one day, so don't throw it away
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take part; gain advantage
EX 1 I heard you talking about sharing out the money but where do I come in?
LEMMA come in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take part; gain advantage
EX 1 I heard you talking about sharing out the money but where do I come in?
LEMMA come in for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to receive as a share or as a right
EX 1 She came in for a fortune when her mother died. Why do I only come in for a small share?
LEMMA come in for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to receive (esp. blame)
EX 1 The government's industrial plan has come in for much of the blame for the price rise in raw materials
LEMMA come in on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to join; take part in
EX 1 Let's ask Alice to come in on the plan
LEMMA come into
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to gain (a sum of money), esp. by INHERITANCE after someone's death
EX 1 He came into a fortune when his mother died
LEMMA come into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (before nouns of type [U]) to begin to be in (a state or activity)
EX 1 to come into fashion/existence/force/flower/consideration When the house came into sight we were all pleased because it was so cold and rainy outside
LEMMA come of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be descended from
EX 1 She comes of a good family
LEMMA come of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to result from
EX 1 I don't know if any good will come of your actions
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become unfastened or disconnected
EX 1 A button came off as I was climbing over the wall
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to take place; happen
EX 1 The wedding came off as planned
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to succeed
EX 1 Their attempt to shoot the king did not come off
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to cease public performance
EX 1 This play's been such a failure that it's coming off next week
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to get on
EX 1 John came off best in the fight
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to get on
EX 1 John came off best in the fight
LEMMA come off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to come unfastened or disconnected from
EX 1 A button came off my coat: can you sew it back on?
LEMMA come on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = infml to start
EX 1 The rain's just about to come on so let's get home quickly. I can feel a cold coming on. There is a storm coming on. (esp. BrE) It came on to snow
LEMMA come on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = infml to start
EX 1 The rain's just about to come on so let's get home quickly. I can feel a cold coming on. There is a storm coming on. (esp. BrE) It came on to snow
LEMMA come on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME ACROSS@1
EX 1
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to appear
EX 1 The stars came out as soon as it was dark
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become known
EX 1 It came out that she'd been stealing from her friend
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of meaning) to become clear
EX 1 The meaning of his speech didn't come out well
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be seen, as in a photograph
EX 1 Mary always comes out well in pictures
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 pg
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of a photograph) to be DEVELOPed
EX 1 The pictures I took of the baby didn't come out
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be made public; be PUBLISHed
EX 1 When does John's new book come out?
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ap
FIELD2 so
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of a young lady of the upper classes) to be officially introduced in upper-class society, usu. at a formal, showy, and costly dance
EX 1 Amanda is coming out next spring
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 co
FIELD2 hh
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of colour, a mark, etc.) to be removed; disappear
EX 1 I've washed this shirt twice and the ink still hasn't come out
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to refuse to work
EX 1 Workers in every factory are coming out in support of the dismissed men
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = infml to reach a total
EX 1 This sum won't come out
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to gain a certain position
EX 1 I came out first in the examinations. I came out in the top 3
LEMMA come out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to end in the stated way
EX 1 The answer to the sum came out wrong/right
LEMMA come out against
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to declare one's opposition to (someone or something)
EX 1 The American government came out against the new British plane
LEMMA come out for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to declare one's support for (someone or something)
EX 1 In the mid-1640s Oxford came out for the king, London for Parliament
LEMMA come out in
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be partly covered by (marks caused by an illness or disease)
EX 1 Jean has come out in spots so I'm keeping her off school
LEMMA come out with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to say, esp. suddenly or unexpectedly
EX 1 John came out with a foolish remark which annoyed his old uncle
LEMMA come out with
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = PUBLISH
EX 1 We're going to come out with a great new dictionary next year
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to come from a distance
EX 1 When did you first come over to England?
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to come from a distance
EX 1 When did you first come over to England?
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to change sides or opinions; COME ROUND (2)
EX 1 He'll never come over to our way of thinking
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to make a short informal visit
EX 1 Come over and see us sometime
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = esp. BrE (esp. followed by adjectives of feeling or illness) to become
EX 1 I came over ill, so I had to lie down
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME ACROSS@2
EX 1
LEMMA come over
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = (of a sudden strong feeling) to trouble or annoy (someone)
EX 1 A feeling of faintness and sickness came over me, so I had to lie down
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also come to, come around_ to regain consciousness
EX 1
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to change sides or opinions
EX 1 He'll come round to our way of thinking: just leave him alone
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to settle an argument
EX 1 Jim and Mary often argue but it doesn't take them long to come round
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen regularly
EX 1 Birthdays come round too quickly when one is older
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 mt
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = also come about_ (of a ship or the wind) to change direction
EX 1 The ship came round to sail into port
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to travel a longer way than usual
EX 1 We came round by the fields as we didn't want to go through the woods in the dark
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become calmer after being in a bad temper
EX 1 Leave him alone and he'll soon come round
LEMMA come round
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME OVER@1 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA come through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to arrive as expected
EX 1 Have your examination results come through yet?
LEMMA come through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to do what is needed or expected
EX 1 I knew that in the end John would come through (with the money we needed)
LEMMA come through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to continue to live after (something dangerous)
EX 1 John was so ill he was lucky to come through (his operation)
LEMMA come through
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to continue to live after (something dangerous)
EX 1 John was so ill he was lucky to come through (his operation)
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to concern
EX 1 When it comes to politics I know nothing
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to concern
EX 1 When it comes to politics I know nothing
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reach; arrive at
EX 1 When it came to my knowledge that you'd been stealing I decided to catch you in the act. to come to an end
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to reach all the way to; reach as far as
EX 1 The water came to my waist
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to amount to
EX 1 The bill came to L5.50
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to enter the mind suddenly
EX 1 Suddenly the words of the song came to me
LEMMA come to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be received by or given to (a person)
EX 1 You've got a big surprise coming to you. The house came to me on my father's death
LEMMA come under
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be governed or controlled by
EX 1 This committee will come under the new Education Department
LEMMA come under
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to receive
EX 1 We came under heavy enemy gunfire
LEMMA come under
POS v
FIELD1 is
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to be able to be found below or after (a key word, heading, etc.)
EX 1 What heading does this come under? What word does this IDIOM come under?
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to come to attention or consideration
EX 1 Your question came up at the meeting
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = infml to be chosen
EX 1 My number will never come up
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to happen
EX 1 I'll let you know if anything comes up
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to rise in society or in rank
EX 1
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to come near
EX 1 He came up and said, "Pleased to see you"
LEMMA come up
POS v
FIELD1 hh
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to become, esp. after cleaning
EX 1 The silk dress came up beautifully
LEMMA come up against
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to meet (usu. a difficulty or opposition)
EX 1 The workers came up against their employer's unwillingness to pay higher wages
LEMMA come upon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = COME ACROSS@1
EX 1
LEMMA come up to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to equal
EX 1 Your recent work hasn't come up to your earlier standards
LEMMA come up with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comes
VAR 2 came
VAR 3 come
VAR 4 coming
DEF = to think of (a plan, answer, reply, etc.); produce
EX 1 He couldn't come up with an answer when I asked him why he was late
LEMMA comfort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comforts
VAR 2 comforted
VAR 3 comforted
VAR 4 comforting
DEF = to give COMFORT@1 (2) to (an unhappy, ill, or anxious person or animal)
EX 1 I tried to comfort Jean after her mother's death
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = giving comfort, esp. to the body
EX 1 a comfortable chair
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = having or providing comfort
EX 1 a comfortable income a comfortable job
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = not experiencing (too much) pain, grief, anxiety, etc.
EX 1 The doctor said that mother was comfortable after her operation
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = fairly rich; not poor
EX 1 We're comfortable, but can't afford to buy some of the things we'd like
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = fairly rich; not poor
EX 1 We're comfortable, but can't afford to buy some of the things we'd like
LEMMA comfortable
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comfortables
VAR 2 comfortabled
VAR 3 comfortabled
VAR 4 comfortabling
DEF = simple and undemanding
EX 1 His life had settled into a comfortable pattern that never seemed to change
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to direct (a person or people), with the right to be obeyed; order
EX 1 The general commanded his men to attack the city. Our leader is not fit to command (us). She commanded that we (should) attack at once. So she commanded. The king commands the armed forces. She commanded us to come at once
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to direct (a person or people), with the right to be obeyed; order
EX 1 The general commanded his men to attack the city. Our leader is not fit to command (us). She commanded that we (should) attack at once. So she commanded. The king commands the armed forces. She commanded us to come at once
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to direct (a person or people), with the right to be obeyed; order
EX 1 The general commanded his men to attack the city. Our leader is not fit to command (us). She commanded that we (should) attack at once. So she commanded. The king commands the armed forces. She commanded us to come at once
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to direct (a person or people), with the right to be obeyed; order
EX 1 The general commanded his men to attack the city. Our leader is not fit to command (us). She commanded that we (should) attack at once. So she commanded. The king commands the armed forces. She commanded us to come at once
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to direct (a person or people), with the right to be obeyed; order
EX 1 The general commanded his men to attack the city. Our leader is not fit to command (us). She commanded that we (should) attack at once. So she commanded. The king commands the armed forces. She commanded us to come at once
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to deserve and get
EX 1 This great man is able to command everyone's respect
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = fml to be in a position to use; have at one's service
EX 1 The employers command great wealth but we have nothing
LEMMA command
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commands
VAR 2 commanded
VAR 3 commanded
VAR 4 commanding
DEF = to be in a position to control (a city, area, place, etc.)
EX 1 This fort commands the whole valley
LEMMA commandeer
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commandeers
VAR 2 commandeered
VAR 3 commandeered
VAR 4 commandeering
DEF = to seize (private property) for public, esp. military use
EX 1 The soldiers commandeered the house and used it for offices
LEMMA commemorate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commemorates
VAR 2 commemorated
VAR 3 commemorated
VAR 4 commemorating
DEF = to give honour to the memory of (someone or something); remember, esp. by a public ceremony
EX 1
LEMMA commemorate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commemorates
VAR 2 commemorated
VAR 3 commemorated
VAR 4 commemorating
DEF = to be in memory of (someone or something)
EX 1 This building was built to commemorate the Fire of London
LEMMA commence
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commences
VAR 2 commenced
VAR 3 commenced
VAR 4 commencing
DEF = to begin; start
EX 1 Should we commence the attack? After the election the new government commenced to develop/developing the roads
LEMMA commence
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commences
VAR 2 commenced
VAR 3 commenced
VAR 4 commencing
DEF = to begin; start
EX 1 Should we commence the attack? After the election the new government commenced to develop/developing the roads
LEMMA commence
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commences
VAR 2 commenced
VAR 3 commenced
VAR 4 commencing
DEF = to begin; start
EX 1 Should we commence the attack? After the election the new government commenced to develop/developing the roads
LEMMA commence
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commences
VAR 2 commenced
VAR 3 commenced
VAR 4 commencing
DEF = to begin; start
EX 1 Should we commence the attack? After the election the new government commenced to develop/developing the roads
LEMMA commend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commends
VAR 2 commended
VAR 3 commended
VAR 4 commending
DEF = to officially recognize (someone or something) as being worthy of praise, notice, etc.; speak favourably of (someone or something)
EX 1 I can commend this man's work to you. Our shop has always been very highly commended
LEMMA commend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commends
VAR 2 commended
VAR 3 commended
VAR 4 commending
DEF = to put (someone or something, esp. oneself) into the care or charge of someone else
EX 1 The dying man commended his soul/himself to God
LEMMA comment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comments
VAR 2 commented
VAR 3 commented
VAR 4 commenting
DEF = to make a remark; give an opinion
EX 1 The king refuses to comment on the election results. Jean commented that she thought it was time for us to go home
LEMMA comment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comments
VAR 2 commented
VAR 3 commented
VAR 4 commenting
DEF = to make a remark; give an opinion
EX 1 The king refuses to comment on the election results. Jean commented that she thought it was time for us to go home
LEMMA comment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comments
VAR 2 commented
VAR 3 commented
VAR 4 commenting
DEF = to make a remark; give an opinion
EX 1 The king refuses to comment on the election results. Jean commented that she thought it was time for us to go home
LEMMA commentate
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ra
VAR 1 commentates
VAR 2 commentated
VAR 3 commentated
VAR 4 commentating
DEF = to give a COMMENTARY (2)
EX 1
LEMMA commentate
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ra
VAR 1 commentates
VAR 2 commentated
VAR 3 commentated
VAR 4 commentating
DEF = to be a COMMENTATOR
EX 1 Alfred commentates on football matches for television
LEMMA commercialize
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 commercializes
VAR 2 commercialized
VAR 3 commercialized
VAR 4 commercializing
DEF = to make (something) a matter of profit
EX 1 Do you agree with me that Christmas is too commercialized these days?
LEMMA commiserate with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commiserates
VAR 2 commiserated
VAR 3 commiserated
VAR 4 commiserating
DEF = to feel or express sympathy, sorrow, or pity for (a person)
EX 1 I commiserated with my friend after his accident
LEMMA commission
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 commissions
VAR 2 commissioned
VAR 3 commissioned
VAR 4 commissioning
DEF = to give a COMMISSION@1 (2,6) to (a person or group of people)
EX 1 The king commissioned an artist to paint a picture of the Queen. I was commissioned a general in 1939
LEMMA commission
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 commissions
VAR 2 commissioned
VAR 3 commissioned
VAR 4 commissioning
DEF = to give a COMMISSION@1 (2,6) to (a person or group of people)
EX 1 The king commissioned an artist to paint a picture of the Queen. I was commissioned a general in 1939
LEMMA commission
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 af
VAR 1 commissions
VAR 2 commissioned
VAR 3 commissioned
VAR 4 commissioning
DEF = to give a COMMISSION@1 (2,6) to (a person or group of people)
EX 1 The king commissioned an artist to paint a picture of the Queen. I was commissioned a general in 1939
LEMMA commit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commits
VAR 2 committed
VAR 3 committed
VAR 4 committing
DEF = to do (something wrong, bad, or unlawful)
EX 1 to commit a crime/an ERROR
LEMMA commit
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ps
VAR 1 commits
VAR 2 committed
VAR 3 committed
VAR 4 committing
DEF = usu. pass. to order (someone) to be placed under the control of another, esp. in prison or in a MENTAL (3) hospital
EX 1 He was found guilty and committed. The evil murderer was committed to the flames (=to be burnt)
LEMMA commit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commits
VAR 2 committed
VAR 3 committed
VAR 4 committing
DEF = to promise (esp. oneself, one's property, etc.) to a certain cause, position, opinion, or course of action
EX 1 The government can't commit any more money to improving the National Health Service
LEMMA commit to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commits
VAR 2 commited
VAR 3 commited
VAR 4 commiting
DEF = to trust (someone or something) to the special care of (someone else)
EX 1 The dying priest committed his soul to God
LEMMA commit to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commits
VAR 2 commited
VAR 3 commited
VAR 4 commiting
DEF = to put (something) in (a special form or condition) as for future use or preservation
EX 1 Don't commit your promises to paper if you're not certain you can keep them
LEMMA commune
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 communes
VAR 2 communed
VAR 3 communed
VAR 4 communing
DEF = esp. lit & poet to exchange thoughts, ideas, or feelings
EX 1 The friends communed together until darkness fell. (fig.) I often walk by the sea to commune with nature
LEMMA commune
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 communes
VAR 2 communed
VAR 3 communed
VAR 4 communing
DEF = esp. lit & poet to exchange thoughts, ideas, or feelings
EX 1 The friends communed together until darkness fell. (fig.) I often walk by the sea to commune with nature
LEMMA commune
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 communes
VAR 2 communed
VAR 3 communed
VAR 4 communing
DEF = esp. AmE to receive COMMUNION
EX 1
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = fml to make (news, opinions, feelings, etc.) known
EX 1 I don't think the leader of the Opposition communicates his thoughts clearly
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = fml to pass on (a disease, heat, movement, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = fml to share or exchange opinions, news, information, etc.
EX 1 Has the Minister of Foreign Affairs communicated with the American President yet?
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 cm
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = fml to share or exchange opinions, news, information, etc.
EX 1 Has the Minister of Foreign Affairs communicated with the American President yet?
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 ac
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = fml (esp. of rooms) to join; connect; be connected
EX 1 Our bedroom communicates with the bathroom
LEMMA communicate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 communicates
VAR 2 communicated
VAR 3 communicated
VAR 4 communicating
DEF = tech to receive COMMUNION
EX 1 The old lady communicated every Sunday
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = to make (a punishment) less severe
EX 1 His punishment was commuted from death to life imprisonment by the judge
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = to make (a punishment) less severe
EX 1 His punishment was commuted from death to life imprisonment by the judge
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = fml to exchange (one thing, esp. one kind of payment) for another
EX 1
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = fml to exchange (one thing, esp. one kind of payment) for another
EX 1
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = to travel regularly a long distance between one's home and work (esp. by train)
EX 1 She commutes from Cambridge to London every day
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = to travel regularly a long distance between one's home and work (esp. by train)
EX 1 She commutes from Cambridge to London every day
LEMMA commute
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 commutes
VAR 2 commuted
VAR 3 commuted
VAR 4 commuting
DEF = to travel regularly a long distance between one's home and work (esp. by train)
EX 1 She commutes from Cambridge to London every day
LEMMA compact
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 compacts
VAR 2 compacted
VAR 3 compacted
VAR 4 compacting
DEF = to make a COMPACT@3
EX 1 In 1733 France compacted with Spain
LEMMA compare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to examine or judge (one thing) against another in order to show the points of likeness or difference
EX 1 If you compare Marx's work with Hegel's you'll find many differences. If you compare both of our cars you'll find they're very much alike
LEMMA compare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to examine or judge (one thing) against another in order to show the points of likeness or difference
EX 1 If you compare Marx's work with Hegel's you'll find many differences. If you compare both of our cars you'll find they're very much alike
LEMMA compare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to show the likeness or relationship of (one thing) and another
EX 1 It's impossible to compare Buckingham Palace and my little house
LEMMA compare
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to show the likeness or relationship of (one thing) and another
EX 1 It's impossible to compare Buckingham Palace and my little house
LEMMA compare
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = tech (in grammar) to form the degrees of comparison of (an adjective or adverb)
EX 1 "Compare the adjective "nice'." "Nice, nicer, nicest"
LEMMA compare with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to be worthy of comparison with
EX 1 Her poor early works don't even begin to compare with her wonderful later productions. Walking can't compare with flying
LEMMA compare with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compares
VAR 2 compared
VAR 3 compared
VAR 4 comparing
DEF = to be worthy of comparison with
EX 1 Her poor early works don't even begin to compare with her wonderful later productions. Walking can't compare with flying
LEMMA compartmentalize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compartmentalizes
VAR 2 compartmentalized
VAR 3 compartmentalized
VAR 4 compartmentalizing
DEF = to divide into separate COMPARTMENTs
EX 1
LEMMA compartmentalize
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compartmentalizes
VAR 2 compartmentalized
VAR 3 compartmentalized
VAR 4 compartmentalizing
DEF = to divide into separate COMPARTMENTs
EX 1
LEMMA compass
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compasses
VAR 2 compassed
VAR 3 compassed
VAR 4 compassing
DEF = ENCOMPASS@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA compel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compels
VAR 2 compelled
VAR 3 compelled
VAR 4 compelling
DEF = to make (a person or thing) do something by or as if by force
EX 1 The rain compelled us to stay indoors
LEMMA compel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compels
VAR 2 compelled
VAR 3 compelled
VAR 4 compelling
DEF = to cause by or as if by force; demand; make necessary
EX 1 (fig.) His cleverness and skill compel our admiration
LEMMA compensate
POS v
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to provide (someone or something) with a balancing effect for some loss or something lacking; make a suitable payment for some loss
EX 1 Many firms compensate their workers if they are hurt at work
LEMMA compensate
POS v
FIELD1 lb
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to provide (someone or something) with a balancing effect for some loss or something lacking; make a suitable payment for some loss
EX 1 Many firms compensate their workers if they are hurt at work
LEMMA compensate for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to COMPENSATE (someone or onself) for the bad effect of (something)
EX 1 Nothing can compensate (me) for the loss of my husband/for losing my husband
LEMMA compensate for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to COMPENSATE (someone or onself) for the bad effect of (something)
EX 1 Nothing can compensate (me) for the loss of my husband/for losing my husband
LEMMA compensate for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to COMPENSATE (someone or onself) for the bad effect of (something)
EX 1 Nothing can compensate (me) for the loss of my husband/for losing my husband
LEMMA compensate for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compensates
VAR 2 compensated
VAR 3 compensated
VAR 4 compensating
DEF = to COMPENSATE (someone or onself) for the bad effect of (something)
EX 1 Nothing can compensate (me) for the loss of my husband/for losing my husband
LEMMA compere
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ra
VAR 1 comperes
VAR 2 compered
VAR 3 compered
VAR 4 compering
DEF = to act as a COMPERE@1 in (a television or stage show)
EX 1 Who compered last night's show?
LEMMA compere
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 ra
VAR 1 comperes
VAR 2 compered
VAR 3 compered
VAR 4 compering
DEF = to act as a COMPERE@1 in (a television or stage show)
EX 1 Who compered last night's show?
LEMMA compete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 competes
VAR 2 competed
VAR 3 competed
VAR 4 competing
DEF = to try to win something in competition with someone else
EX 1 John competed for a place at their school, but didn't get in. Although there were only 4 horses competing it was an exciting race
LEMMA compete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 competes
VAR 2 competed
VAR 3 competed
VAR 4 competing
DEF = to try to win something in competition with someone else
EX 1 John competed for a place at their school, but didn't get in. Although there were only 4 horses competing it was an exciting race
LEMMA compile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compiles
VAR 2 compiled
VAR 3 compiled
VAR 4 compiling
DEF = to put (facts, information, etc.) together in a single collection
EX 1 He compiled enough information on his tour of South American capitals to write a book
LEMMA compile
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compiles
VAR 2 compiled
VAR 3 compiled
VAR 4 compiling
DEF = to make (a report, book, etc.) from facts and information found in various places
EX 1 It takes years of hard work to compile a good dictionary
LEMMA complain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complains
VAR 2 complained
VAR 3 complained
VAR 4 complaining
DEF = to express feelings of annoyance, pain, unhappiness, dissatisfaction, grief, etc.; speak in an unhappy, annoyed, dissatisfied way
EX 1 Mary is always complaining about something. Why can't she be pleasanter?
LEMMA complain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complains
VAR 2 complained
VAR 3 complained
VAR 4 complaining
DEF = to express feelings of annoyance, pain, unhappiness, dissatisfaction, grief, etc.; speak in an unhappy, annoyed, dissatisfied way
EX 1 Mary is always complaining about something. Why can't she be pleasanter?
LEMMA complain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complains
VAR 2 complained
VAR 3 complained
VAR 4 complaining
DEF = to express feelings of annoyance, pain, unhappiness, dissatisfaction, grief, etc.; speak in an unhappy, annoyed, dissatisfied way
EX 1 Mary is always complaining about something. Why can't she be pleasanter?
LEMMA complain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complains
VAR 2 complained
VAR 3 complained
VAR 4 complaining
DEF = to make a formal report about someone or something one considers annoying, wrong, etc.
EX 1 Our next-door neighbour said he'd complain about us to the police if we made any more noise
LEMMA complain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complains
VAR 2 complained
VAR 3 complained
VAR 4 complaining
DEF = to make a formal report about someone or something one considers annoying, wrong, etc.
EX 1 Our next-door neighbour said he'd complain about us to the police if we made any more noise
LEMMA complement
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complements
VAR 2 complemented
VAR 3 complemented
VAR 4 complementing
DEF = to make (something) complete; be the COMPLEMENT@1 (1) of (something)
EX 1 This wine complements the food perfectly
LEMMA complete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 completes
VAR 2 completed
VAR 3 completed
VAR 4 completing
DEF = to make (something) whole or perfect; add what is missing or needed to (something) to form a finished whole
EX 1 I need one more stamp before my collection is completed
LEMMA complete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 completes
VAR 2 completed
VAR 3 completed
VAR 4 completing
DEF = to finish (something)
EX 1 When will work be completed on the new road? The Queen will be the first person to travel along the completed new road
LEMMA complete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 completes
VAR 2 completed
VAR 3 completed
VAR 4 completing
DEF = to finish (something)
EX 1 When will work be completed on the new road? The Queen will be the first person to travel along the completed new road
LEMMA complete
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 completes
VAR 2 completed
VAR 3 completed
VAR 4 completing
DEF = to succeed in finishing
EX 1 The army completed a successful attack on the enemy capital
LEMMA complicate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complicates
VAR 2 complicated
VAR 3 complicated
VAR 4 complicating
DEF = to make (something) difficult to understand or deal with
EX 1
LEMMA complicate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complicates
VAR 2 complicated
VAR 3 complicated
VAR 4 complicating
DEF = to make (something) more COMPLEX@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA complicate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 complicates
VAR 2 complicated
VAR 3 complicated
VAR 4 complicating
DEF = to make (a state of affairs, esp. an illness) worse or more severe
EX 1 a serious disease complicated by an additional bacterial infection
LEMMA compliment
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compliments
VAR 2 complimented
VAR 3 complimented
VAR 4 complimenting
DEF = to praise someone with a COMPLIMENT@1; pay a COMPLIMENT@1 to (someone)
EX 1 John complimented Jean on her beautiful new dress
LEMMA comply
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 complies
VAR 2 complied
VAR 3 complied
VAR 4 complying
DEF = to act in accordance with a demand, order, rule, etc.
EX 1 People who refuse to comply with the law will be punished
LEMMA comport
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comports
VAR 2 comported
VAR 3 comported
VAR 4 comporting
DEF = to behave (oneself)
EX 1 That little girl comported herself very well at the party last night
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to make up (something); form (something)
EX 1 The chemistry teacher asked the pupils what water was composed of
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to make or form (something) by putting parts together
EX 1 The artist composed an interesting picture by putting the variously-coloured shapes together
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to write (music, poetry, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 lt
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to write (music, poetry, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to make (esp. oneself) calm, quiet, etc.
EX 1 Jean was nervous at first but soon composed herself
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = to settle (a point of disagreement)
EX 1 The 2 leaders composed their disagreement and were soon the best of friends again
LEMMA compose
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 composes
VAR 2 composed
VAR 3 composed
VAR 4 composing
DEF = tech (in printing) to form (words, sentences, pages, etc.) ready for printing
EX 1
LEMMA compost
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 composts
VAR 2 composted
VAR 3 composted
VAR 4 composting
DEF = to cover with COMPOST@1
EX 1
LEMMA compost
POS v
FIELD1 ag
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 composts
VAR 2 composted
VAR 3 composted
VAR 4 composting
DEF = to make COMPOST@1 from
EX 1
LEMMA compound
POS v
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 compounds
VAR 2 compounded
VAR 3 compounded
VAR 4 compounding
DEF = to make (a substance or state) by combining various parts, qualities, etc.
EX 1 The old lady's charm was compounded of beauty and kindness
LEMMA compound
POS v
FIELD1 sc
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 compounds
VAR 2 compounded
VAR 3 compounded
VAR 4 compounding
DEF = to make (a substance or state) by combining various parts, qualities, etc.
EX 1 The old lady's charm was compounded of beauty and kindness
LEMMA compound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compounds
VAR 2 compounded
VAR 3 compounded
VAR 4 compounding
DEF = to put together (various parts, qualities, etc.) to form a whole
EX 1 He compounded various substances into an effective medicine
LEMMA compound
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 compounds
VAR 2 compounded
VAR 3 compounded
VAR 4 compounding
DEF = tech to calculate (interest) on the original sum of money lent or borrowed and on all the unpaid interest already earned
EX 1
LEMMA compound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compounds
VAR 2 compounded
VAR 3 compounded
VAR 4 compounding
DEF = to add to or increase (something bad)
EX 1 Our mistakes were compounded by other people's lack of judgment
LEMMA comprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprehends
VAR 2 comprehended
VAR 3 comprehended
VAR 4 comprehending
DEF = to understand
EX 1 The child read the story but did not comprehend its meaning
LEMMA comprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprehends
VAR 2 comprehended
VAR 3 comprehended
VAR 4 comprehending
DEF = to understand
EX 1 The child read the story but did not comprehend its meaning
LEMMA comprehend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprehends
VAR 2 comprehended
VAR 3 comprehended
VAR 4 comprehending
DEF = to include
EX 1 The park comprehends all the land on the other side of the river
LEMMA compress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compresses
VAR 2 compressed
VAR 3 compressed
VAR 4 compressing
DEF = to force (a substance) into less space; press together
EX 1 In her anger she compressed her lips so tightly that they went white
LEMMA compress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compresses
VAR 2 compressed
VAR 3 compressed
VAR 4 compressing
DEF = to force (a substance) into less space; press together
EX 1 In her anger she compressed her lips so tightly that they went white
LEMMA compress
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compresses
VAR 2 compressed
VAR 3 compressed
VAR 4 compressing
DEF = to put (thoughts, ideas, etc.) into fewer words
EX 1
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to consist of; include; be made up of
EX 1 The United Kingdom comprises England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to consist of; include; be made up of
EX 1 The United Kingdom comprises England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to make up; form
EX 1 15 separate republics comprise the Soviet Union
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to make up; form
EX 1 15 separate republics comprise the Soviet Union
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to make up; form
EX 1 15 separate republics comprise the Soviet Union
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to make up; form
EX 1 15 separate republics comprise the Soviet Union
LEMMA comprise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 comprises
VAR 2 comprised
VAR 3 comprised
VAR 4 comprising
DEF = to make up; form
EX 1 15 separate republics comprise the Soviet Union
LEMMA compromise
POS v
FIELD1 pc
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 compromises
VAR 2 compromised
VAR 3 compromised
VAR 4 compromising
DEF = to settle an argument or differences of opinion by taking a middle course acceptable to all sides
EX 1 Jean didn't know whether to wear formal dress or informal trousers so she compromised and wore a skirt
LEMMA compromise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compromises
VAR 2 compromised
VAR 3 compromised
VAR 4 compromising
DEF = to make (someone or something) open to dishonour, danger, etc.
EX 1 John felt compromised by what Jean had said about his friendship with the criminal
LEMMA compromise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 compromises
VAR 2 compromised
VAR 3 compromised
VAR 4 compromising
DEF = to make (someone or something) open to dishonour, danger, etc.
EX 1 John felt compromised by what Jean had said about his friendship with the criminal
LEMMA compute
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 computes
VAR 2 computed
VAR 3 computed
VAR 4 computing
DEF = to calculate (a result, answer, sum, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA compute
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 computes
VAR 2 computed
VAR 3 computed
VAR 4 computing
DEF = to calculate (a result, answer, sum, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA computerize
POS v
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 computerizes
VAR 2 computerized
VAR 3 computerized
VAR 4 computerizing
DEF = to store (information) in a COMPUTER
EX 1
LEMMA computerize
POS v
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 computerizes
VAR 2 computerized
VAR 3 computerized
VAR 4 computerizing
DEF = to use a COMPUTER to control (an operation, system, etc.)
EX 1 The firm has decided to computerize its wages department. Our firm computerized years ago!
LEMMA computerize
POS v
FIELD1 dp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 computerizes
VAR 2 computerized
VAR 3 computerized
VAR 4 computerizing
DEF = to use a COMPUTER to control (an operation, system, etc.)
EX 1 The firm has decided to computerize its wages department. Our firm computerized years ago!
LEMMA con
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cons
VAR 2 conned
VAR 3 conned
VAR 4 conning
DEF = to study or examine (something) very carefully, esp. in order to learn or keep in one's memory
EX 1
LEMMA con
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cons
VAR 2 conned
VAR 3 conned
VAR 4 conning
DEF = to trick (a trusting person) in order to make money
EX 1 They've conned me out of all my money!
LEMMA con
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cons
VAR 2 conned
VAR 3 conned
VAR 4 conning
DEF = to trick (a trusting person) in order to make money
EX 1 They've conned me out of all my money!
LEMMA concatenate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 mh
VAR 1 concatenates
VAR 2 concatenated
VAR 3 concatenated
VAR 4 concatenating
DEF = to join together; unite as in a chain
EX 1
LEMMA concatenate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 mh
VAR 1 concatenates
VAR 2 concatenated
VAR 3 concatenated
VAR 4 concatenating
DEF = to join together; unite as in a chain
EX 1
LEMMA conceal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceals
VAR 2 concealed
VAR 3 concealed
VAR 4 concealing
DEF = to hide; keep from being seen or known
EX 1 It is wrong for a man to conceal his feelings from his wife
LEMMA conceal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceals
VAR 2 concealed
VAR 3 concealed
VAR 4 concealing
DEF = to hide; keep from being seen or known
EX 1 It is wrong for a man to conceal his feelings from his wife
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to admit as true, just, or proper, often unwillingly (often in the phr. concede defeat)
EX 1 The government conceded defeat as soon as the election results were known. I'm willing to concede that a larger car would have cost more, but I still think we should have bought one. I concede you that point, but I still think you're wrong
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to admit as true, just, or proper, often unwillingly (often in the phr. concede defeat)
EX 1 The government conceded defeat as soon as the election results were known. I'm willing to concede that a larger car would have cost more, but I still think we should have bought one. I concede you that point, but I still think you're wrong
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to admit as true, just, or proper, often unwillingly (often in the phr. concede defeat)
EX 1 The government conceded defeat as soon as the election results were known. I'm willing to concede that a larger car would have cost more, but I still think we should have bought one. I concede you that point, but I still think you're wrong
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to admit as true, just, or proper, often unwillingly (often in the phr. concede defeat)
EX 1 The government conceded defeat as soon as the election results were known. I'm willing to concede that a larger car would have cost more, but I still think we should have bought one. I concede you that point, but I still think you're wrong
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to give as a right; allow; yield
EX 1 After the First World War Germany conceded her neighbours much valuable land. The CHAMPION conceded 10 points to me at the start of the game, but, even so, he beat me!
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 sp
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to give as a right; allow; yield
EX 1 After the First World War Germany conceded her neighbours much valuable land. The CHAMPION conceded 10 points to me at the start of the game, but, even so, he beat me!
LEMMA concede
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ga
VAR 1 concedes
VAR 2 conceded
VAR 3 conceded
VAR 4 conceding
DEF = to end a game or match by admitting defeat
EX 1 I conceded when I saw I had lost
LEMMA conceive
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = tech or bibl to become PREGNANT with (a child)
EX 1 Our first child was conceived in March and born in December
LEMMA conceive
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = tech or bibl to become PREGNANT with (a child)
EX 1 Our first child was conceived in March and born in December
LEMMA conceive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = to think of; imagine; consider
EX 1 Scientists first conceived the idea of the atomic bomb in the 1930s. Until I saw you I'd never conceived that such beauty existed
LEMMA conceive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = to think of; imagine; consider
EX 1 Scientists first conceived the idea of the atomic bomb in the 1930s. Until I saw you I'd never conceived that such beauty existed
LEMMA conceive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = to think of; imagine; consider
EX 1 Scientists first conceived the idea of the atomic bomb in the 1930s. Until I saw you I'd never conceived that such beauty existed
LEMMA conceive of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = to think of; imagine; consider
EX 1 It's difficult to conceive of travelling to the moon. In ancient times the world was conceived of as flat
LEMMA conceive of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conceives
VAR 2 conceived
VAR 3 conceived
VAR 4 conceiving
DEF = to think of; imagine; consider
EX 1 It's difficult to conceive of travelling to the moon. In ancient times the world was conceived of as flat
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to keep or direct (all one's thoughts, efforts, attention, etc.)
EX 1 I'm never able to concentrate so early in the morning. If you don't concentrate more on your work you'll be dismissed!
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to keep or direct (all one's thoughts, efforts, attention, etc.)
EX 1 I'm never able to concentrate so early in the morning. If you don't concentrate more on your work you'll be dismissed!
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to keep or direct (all one's thoughts, efforts, attention, etc.)
EX 1 I'm never able to concentrate so early in the morning. If you don't concentrate more on your work you'll be dismissed!
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to keep or direct (all one's thoughts, efforts, attention, etc.)
EX 1 I'm never able to concentrate so early in the morning. If you don't concentrate more on your work you'll be dismissed!
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to (cause to) come together in or around one place
EX 1 Industrial development is being concentrated in the South of the country. The crowds concentrated in the centre of the town near the royal palace
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = to (cause to) come together in or around one place
EX 1 Industrial development is being concentrated in the South of the country. The crowds concentrated in the centre of the town near the royal palace
LEMMA concentrate
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 concentrates
VAR 2 concentrated
VAR 3 concentrated
VAR 4 concentrating
DEF = tech to strengthen by reducing the per cent of water in a SOLUTION (=a mixture of some substance and water)
EX 1
LEMMA conceptualize
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 conceptualizes
VAR 2 conceptualized
VAR 3 conceptualized
VAR 4 conceptualizing
DEF = to form a CONCEPT of (something)
EX 1
LEMMA conceptualize
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 ph
VAR 1 conceptualizes
VAR 2 conceptualized
VAR 3 conceptualized
VAR 4 conceptualizing
DEF = to form a CONCEPT of (something)
EX 1
LEMMA concern
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concerns
VAR 2 concerned
VAR 3 concerned
VAR 4 concerning
DEF = to be about
EX 1 This story concerns a good girl and a wicked fairy
LEMMA concern
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concerns
VAR 2 concerned
VAR 3 concerned
VAR 4 concerning
DEF = to be of importance or interest to; have an effect on
EX 1 The marriage of a queen concerns all the people who live in her country
LEMMA concern
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concerns
VAR 2 concerned
VAR 3 concerned
VAR 4 concerning
DEF = to worry (a person); cause anxiety; make unhappy or troubled
EX 1
LEMMA concern
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concerns
VAR 2 concerned
VAR 3 concerned
VAR 4 concerning
DEF = to worry (esp. oneself); interest (esp. oneself)
EX 1 A good doctor should always concern himself with your health
LEMMA concern
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concerns
VAR 2 concerned
VAR 3 concerned
VAR 4 concerning
DEF = to worry (esp. oneself); interest (esp. oneself)
EX 1 A good doctor should always concern himself with your health
LEMMA concertina
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 zv
VAR 1 concertinas
VAR 2 concertinaed
VAR 3 concertinaed
VAR 4 concertinaing
DEF = (of a vehicle) to get all pressed together like a CONCERTINA@1 as the result of a crash
EX 1 the heavy LORRY concertinaed when it crashed into the wall
LEMMA conciliate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conciliates
VAR 2 conciliated
VAR 3 conciliated
VAR 4 conciliating
DEF = to make (someone or a group of people) calm; win the support or friendly feelings of (a person or a group of people); remove the anger or distrust of (a person or a group of people)
EX 1
LEMMA conclude
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concludes
VAR 2 concluded
VAR 3 concluded
VAR 4 concluding
DEF = fml to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 We concluded the meeting at 8 o'clock with a prayer
LEMMA conclude
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concludes
VAR 2 concluded
VAR 3 concluded
VAR 4 concluding
DEF = fml to (cause to) come to an end
EX 1 We concluded the meeting at 8 o'clock with a prayer
LEMMA conclude
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concludes
VAR 2 concluded
VAR 3 concluded
VAR 4 concluding
DEF = to arrange or settle (something)
EX 1 We concluded an agreement with the enemy and soon made peace
LEMMA conclude
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concludes
VAR 2 concluded
VAR 3 concluded
VAR 4 concluding
DEF = to come to believe after consideration of known facts
EX 1 The judge concluded that the prisoner was guilty
LEMMA concoct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concocts
VAR 2 concocted
VAR 3 concocted
VAR 4 concocting
DEF = to make (something) by mixing or combining parts
EX 1 Although there was little food in the house Jean concocted a splendid meal
LEMMA concoct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concocts
VAR 2 concocted
VAR 3 concocted
VAR 4 concocting
DEF = to invent (usu. something false, a lie, etc.); make up
EX 1 John concocted an excuse for being late and the teacher believed him
LEMMA concrete
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concretes
VAR 2 concreted
VAR 3 concreted
VAR 4 concreting
DEF = to cover (a path, wall, etc.) with CONCRETE@2
EX 1 The workman is still busy concreting the road
LEMMA concrete
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 concretes
VAR 2 concreted
VAR 3 concreted
VAR 4 concreting
DEF = to cover (a path, wall, etc.) with CONCRETE@2
EX 1 The workman is still busy concreting the road
LEMMA concur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concurs
VAR 2 concurred
VAR 3 concurred
VAR 4 concurring
DEF = to agree
EX 1 Our opinions on this matter concur
LEMMA concur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concurs
VAR 2 concurred
VAR 3 concurred
VAR 4 concurring
DEF = to happen at the same time
EX 1 Everything concurred to produce the desired effect
LEMMA concur
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 concurs
VAR 2 concurred
VAR 3 concurred
VAR 4 concurring
DEF = to happen at the same time
EX 1 Everything concurred to produce the desired effect
LEMMA concuss
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 concusses
VAR 2 concussed
VAR 3 concussed
VAR 4 concussing
DEF = to damage (the brain) with a heavy blow, shock, or violent shaking
EX 1
LEMMA concuss
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zm
VAR 1 concusses
VAR 2 concussed
VAR 3 concussed
VAR 4 concussing
DEF = to damage (the brain) with a heavy blow, shock, or violent shaking
EX 1
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to express strong disapproval of (someone or some action)
EX 1 Most people are willing to condemn violence of any sort (as evil)
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to judge (a person) guilty
EX 1 He was condemned and imprisoned in a day
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to state the punishment for (a guilty person), esp. a punishment of death or long imprisonment
EX 1 The prisoner was condemned to death. The court condemned her to spend all her life in prison
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to state the punishment for (a guilty person), esp. a punishment of death or long imprisonment
EX 1 The prisoner was condemned to death. The court condemned her to spend all her life in prison
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to state the punishment for (a guilty person), esp. a punishment of death or long imprisonment
EX 1 The prisoner was condemned to death. The court condemned her to spend all her life in prison
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to force (someone) into an unhappy state of affairs
EX 1 His bad leg condemned him to a wheelchair
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to force (someone) into an unhappy state of affairs
EX 1 His bad leg condemned him to a wheelchair
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to declare (something) officially unfit for use
EX 1 Although this house is condemned (as unfit), an old lady still lives here
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to declare (something) officially unfit for use
EX 1 Although this house is condemned (as unfit), an old lady still lives here
LEMMA condemn
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condemns
VAR 2 condemned
VAR 3 condemned
VAR 4 condemning
DEF = to show the guilt of (a person)
EX 1 His evil face condemned him
LEMMA condense
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condenses
VAR 2 condensed
VAR 3 condensed
VAR 4 condensing
DEF = (of a gas) to become liquid, or sometimes solid, esp. by becoming cooler to cause (a gas) to become liquid, or sometimes solid, esp. by making cooler
EX 1
LEMMA condense
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 condenses
VAR 2 condensed
VAR 3 condensed
VAR 4 condensing
DEF = (of a gas) to become liquid, or sometimes solid, esp. by becoming cooler to cause (a gas) to become liquid, or sometimes solid, esp. by making cooler
EX 1
LEMMA condense
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condenses
VAR 2 condensed
VAR 3 condensed
VAR 4 condensing
DEF = to put into a smaller or shortened form
EX 1 a condensed report
LEMMA condense
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condenses
VAR 2 condensed
VAR 3 condensed
VAR 4 condensing
DEF = to put into a smaller or shortened form
EX 1 a condensed report
LEMMA condescend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condescends
VAR 2 condescended
VAR 3 condescended
VAR 4 condescending
DEF = to agree to do something beneath one's social rank
EX 1 The general condescended to eat with the soldiers
LEMMA condescend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condescends
VAR 2 condescended
VAR 3 condescended
VAR 4 condescending
DEF = to agree to do something beneath one's social rank
EX 1 The general condescended to eat with the soldiers
LEMMA condescend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condescends
VAR 2 condescended
VAR 3 condescended
VAR 4 condescending
DEF = to act in a manner that makes one appear of a higher social rank than others
EX 1 Mrs Smith condescends to all her neighbours. I dislike people who are condescending
LEMMA condescend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condescends
VAR 2 condescended
VAR 3 condescended
VAR 4 condescending
DEF = to act in a manner that makes one appear of a higher social rank than others
EX 1 Mrs Smith condescends to all her neighbours. I dislike people who are condescending
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = to put (esp. oneself or an animal) into good health or proper working order
EX 1 You need to condition yourself if you're to play in the football match on Friday. Your dog looks very well conditioned
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = to put (esp. oneself or an animal) into good health or proper working order
EX 1 You need to condition yourself if you're to play in the football match on Friday. Your dog looks very well conditioned
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = to put (esp. oneself or an animal) into good health or proper working order
EX 1 You need to condition yourself if you're to play in the football match on Friday. Your dog looks very well conditioned
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = to settle; decide; govern
EX 1 The amount of money I spend is conditioned by the amount I earn
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = to settle; decide; govern
EX 1 The amount of money I spend is conditioned by the amount I earn
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = esp. tech or derog to train
EX 1 Society has conditioned each one of us. The scientist conditioned the dog to jump each time it heard a bell
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = esp. tech or derog to train
EX 1 Society has conditioned each one of us. The scientist conditioned the dog to jump each time it heard a bell
LEMMA condition
POS v
FIELD1 ps
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 conditions
VAR 2 conditioned
VAR 3 conditioned
VAR 4 conditioning
DEF = esp. tech or derog to train
EX 1 Society has conditioned each one of us. The scientist conditioned the dog to jump each time it heard a bell
LEMMA condole with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condoles
VAR 2 condoled
VAR 3 condoled
VAR 4 condoling
DEF = to express sympathy to (someone who has experienced sadness, sorrow, misfortune, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA condole with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condoles
VAR 2 condoled
VAR 3 condoled
VAR 4 condoling
DEF = to express sympathy to (someone who has experienced sadness, sorrow, misfortune, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA condone
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 condones
VAR 2 condoned
VAR 3 condoned
VAR 4 condoning
DEF = to forgive (wrong action or behaviour); treat (a wrong action or behaviour) as harmless
EX 1
LEMMA conduce to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conduces
VAR 2 conduced
VAR 3 conduced
VAR 4 conducing
DEF = to help to produce
EX 1 Does plenty of exercise conduce to good health?
LEMMA conduce to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conduces
VAR 2 conduced
VAR 3 conduced
VAR 4 conducing
DEF = to help to produce
EX 1 Does plenty of exercise conduce to good health?
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = fml to behave (oneself)
EX 1 I like the way your children conduct themselves. Their behaviour is very good
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to direct the course of (a business, activity, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to lead or guide (a person, tour, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to stand before and direct the playing of (musicians or a musical work)
EX 1
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 mu
FIELD2 on
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to stand before and direct the playing of (musicians or a musical work)
EX 1
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to act as the path for (electricity, heat, etc.)
EX 1 Plastic and rubber won't conduct electricity
LEMMA conduct
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 tn
VAR 1 conducts
VAR 2 conducted
VAR 3 conducted
VAR 4 conducting
DEF = to collect payments from the passengers on (a public vehicle)
EX 1 She's conducted on London buses for 20 years
LEMMA confabulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confabulates
VAR 2 confabulated
VAR 3 confabulated
VAR 4 confabulating
DEF = to talk together
EX 1
LEMMA confederate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 confederates
VAR 2 confederated
VAR 3 confederated
VAR 4 confederating
DEF = to (cause to) combine in a CONFEDERACY
EX 1 If we confederate we can establish a country strong enough to be politically independent
LEMMA confederate
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 confederates
VAR 2 confederated
VAR 3 confederated
VAR 4 confederating
DEF = to (cause to) combine in a CONFEDERACY
EX 1 If we confederate we can establish a country strong enough to be politically independent
LEMMA confer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confers
VAR 2 conferred
VAR 3 conferred
VAR 4 conferring
DEF = to give (a gift, title, honour, favour, etc.)
EX 1 The queen conferred a noble title on her faithful minister
LEMMA confer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confers
VAR 2 conferred
VAR 3 conferred
VAR 4 conferring
DEF = to give (a gift, title, honour, favour, etc.)
EX 1 The queen conferred a noble title on her faithful minister
LEMMA confer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confers
VAR 2 conferred
VAR 3 conferred
VAR 4 conferring
DEF = to talk together; compare opinions
EX 1 The ministers are still conferring on this matter
LEMMA confer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confers
VAR 2 conferred
VAR 3 conferred
VAR 4 conferring
DEF = to talk together; compare opinions
EX 1 The ministers are still conferring on this matter
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to admit (a fault, crime, something wrong)
EX 1 The prisoner has confessed her crime. I confessed (to) hating the king. Jean confessed she'd eaten all the cakes
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to admit (a fault, crime, something wrong)
EX 1 The prisoner has confessed her crime. I confessed (to) hating the king. Jean confessed she'd eaten all the cakes
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to admit (a fault, crime, something wrong)
EX 1 The prisoner has confessed her crime. I confessed (to) hating the king. Jean confessed she'd eaten all the cakes
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to admit (a fault, crime, something wrong)
EX 1 The prisoner has confessed her crime. I confessed (to) hating the king. Jean confessed she'd eaten all the cakes
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to admit (a fault, crime, something wrong)
EX 1 The prisoner has confessed her crime. I confessed (to) hating the king. Jean confessed she'd eaten all the cakes
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech to make (one's faults) known to a priest or God
EX 1 Won't you confess and be at peace with God?
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech to make (one's faults) known to a priest or God
EX 1 Won't you confess and be at peace with God?
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech to make (one's faults) known to a priest or God
EX 1 Won't you confess and be at peace with God?
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech to make (one's faults) known to a priest or God
EX 1 Won't you confess and be at peace with God?
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech to make (one's faults) known to a priest or God
EX 1 Won't you confess and be at peace with God?
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to declare (oneself) to be
EX 1 The minister confessed himself guilty/to be a thief
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = to declare (oneself) to be
EX 1 The minister confessed himself guilty/to be a thief
LEMMA confess
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confesses
VAR 2 confessed
VAR 3 confessed
VAR 4 confessing
DEF = tech (of a priest) to hear the CONFESSION (2) of (a person)
EX 1 The priest confessed 90 people on Saturday morning
LEMMA confide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = to tell (information, secrets, personal matters, etc.) secretly to a person one trusts
EX 1
LEMMA confide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = to tell (information, secrets, personal matters, etc.) secretly to a person one trusts
EX 1
LEMMA confide
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = to tell (information, secrets, personal matters, etc.) secretly to a person one trusts
EX 1
LEMMA confide in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = to (feel able to) talk freely to (a person) esp. about one's secrets
EX 1 Allan felt he could confide in the priest
LEMMA confide to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = to tell (something) to (someone) CONFIDENTIALly
EX 1 Alice confided her dislike of her husband to Jean
LEMMA confide to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confides
VAR 2 confided
VAR 3 confided
VAR 4 confiding
DEF = lit to give (someone or something) into (the charge or care of (someone)); ENTRUST
EX 1 Let us confide our souls to (the care of) God
LEMMA confine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confines
VAR 2 confined
VAR 3 confined
VAR 4 confining
DEF = to enclose within limits
EX 1 Please confine your remarks to the subject we're talking about
LEMMA confine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confines
VAR 2 confined
VAR 3 confined
VAR 4 confining
DEF = to enclose within limits
EX 1 Please confine your remarks to the subject we're talking about
LEMMA confine
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confines
VAR 2 confined
VAR 3 confined
VAR 4 confining
DEF = to shut or keep in a small space
EX 1 John was confined to bed for a week with his cold
LEMMA confine
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zl
VAR 1 confines
VAR 2 confined
VAR 3 confined
VAR 4 confining
DEF = med to keep (a woman about to give birth to a baby) in bed
EX 1 She was confined on the 20th and the baby was born on the 21st
LEMMA confirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confirms
VAR 2 confirmed
VAR 3 confirmed
VAR 4 confirming
DEF = to support; make certain; give proof (of)
EX 1 Please confirm your telephone message in writing. The king confirmed that the election would be on June 20th
LEMMA confirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confirms
VAR 2 confirmed
VAR 3 confirmed
VAR 4 confirming
DEF = to support; make certain; give proof (of)
EX 1 Please confirm your telephone message in writing. The king confirmed that the election would be on June 20th
LEMMA confirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confirms
VAR 2 confirmed
VAR 3 confirmed
VAR 4 confirming
DEF = to support; make certain; give proof (of)
EX 1 Please confirm your telephone message in writing. The king confirmed that the election would be on June 20th
LEMMA confirm
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confirms
VAR 2 confirmed
VAR 3 confirmed
VAR 4 confirming
DEF = to give approval to (a person, agreement, position, etc.); agree to
EX 1 When do you think the President will confirm you in office?
LEMMA confirm
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 confirms
VAR 2 confirmed
VAR 3 confirmed
VAR 4 confirming
DEF = tech to admit (a person) to full membership of a church
EX 1
LEMMA confiscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confiscates
VAR 2 confiscated
VAR 3 confiscated
VAR 4 confiscating
DEF = to seize (private property) from someone without payment in order to keep, destroy, give to others, etc.
EX 1 The teacher confiscated my radio because she heard me playing it in class. Confiscated property should be kept by the state for public use
LEMMA confiscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confiscates
VAR 2 confiscated
VAR 3 confiscated
VAR 4 confiscating
DEF = to seize (private property) from someone without payment in order to keep, destroy, give to others, etc.
EX 1 The teacher confiscated my radio because she heard me playing it in class. Confiscated property should be kept by the state for public use
LEMMA conflate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 conflates
VAR 2 conflated
VAR 3 conflated
VAR 4 conflating
DEF = to combine
EX 1
LEMMA conflate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 conflates
VAR 2 conflated
VAR 3 conflated
VAR 4 conflating
DEF = to combine
EX 1
LEMMA conflict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conflicts
VAR 2 conflicted
VAR 3 conflicted
VAR 4 conflicting
DEF = to be in opposition (to another or each other); disagree; vary
EX 1 Do British laws conflict with any international laws?
LEMMA conflict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conflicts
VAR 2 conflicted
VAR 3 conflicted
VAR 4 conflicting
DEF = to be in opposition (to another or each other); disagree; vary
EX 1 Do British laws conflict with any international laws?
LEMMA conform
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conforms
VAR 2 conformed
VAR 3 conformed
VAR 4 conforming
DEF = to be obedient to, be in agreement with, or act in accordance with established patterns, rules, etc.
EX 1 Most people willingly conform to the customs of society. Do you conform to your state's official religion?
LEMMA confound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confounds
VAR 2 confounded
VAR 3 confounded
VAR 4 confounding
DEF = to confuse and surprise (a person or group of people)
EX 1 The poor election results confounded the government
LEMMA confound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confounds
VAR 2 confounded
VAR 3 confounded
VAR 4 confounding
DEF = becoming rare to fail to tell the difference between (2 things)
EX 1 How could you confound these 2 pairs of shoes? It's impossible to confound pain and pleasure
LEMMA confound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confounds
VAR 2 confounded
VAR 3 confounded
VAR 4 confounding
DEF = old use to defeat (an enemy, plan, etc.); put to shame
EX 1
LEMMA confound
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confounds
VAR 2 confounded
VAR 3 confounded
VAR 4 confounding
DEF = euph DAMN
EX 1 Confound it/you/him/that silly fool, etc.!
LEMMA confound with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confounds
VAR 2 confounded
VAR 3 confounded
VAR 4 confounding
DEF = to mistake (one thing) for another
EX 1 To confound the spelling of "their" with that of "there" is a common mistake
LEMMA confront
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confronts
VAR 2 confronted
VAR 3 confronted
VAR 4 confronting
DEF = to face boldly or threateningly
EX 1 The soldiers were confronted by 2 terrorists as they left their camp
LEMMA confront with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confronts
VAR 2 confronted
VAR 3 confronted
VAR 4 confronting
DEF = to bring face to face; cause to meet
EX 1 A good teacher should not confront his pupils with too much information in one lesson
LEMMA confuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confuses
VAR 2 confused
VAR 3 confused
VAR 4 confusing
DEF = to make less clear; make more difficult to understand
EX 1
LEMMA confuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confuses
VAR 2 confused
VAR 3 confused
VAR 4 confusing
DEF = to mix up; mislead; cause to be mistaken
EX 1 We tried to confuse the enemy by swimming along the river and hiding
LEMMA confuse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confuses
VAR 2 confused
VAR 3 confused
VAR 4 confusing
DEF = to fail to tell the difference between (2 things)
EX 1 I'm always confusing salt and/with sugar
LEMMA confute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 confutes
VAR 2 confuted
VAR 3 confuted
VAR 4 confuting
DEF = to prove (a person or argument) to be wrong
EX 1
LEMMA congeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congeals
VAR 2 congealed
VAR 3 congealed
VAR 4 congealing
DEF = (of a liquid) to become thick or solid to cause (a liquid) to become thick or solid
EX 1 They congealed the liquid by freezing it
LEMMA congeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congeals
VAR 2 congealed
VAR 3 congealed
VAR 4 congealing
DEF = (of a liquid) to become thick or solid to cause (a liquid) to become thick or solid
EX 1 They congealed the liquid by freezing it
LEMMA congeal
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congeals
VAR 2 congealed
VAR 3 congealed
VAR 4 congealing
DEF = (of a liquid) to become thick or solid to cause (a liquid) to become thick or solid
EX 1 They congealed the liquid by freezing it
LEMMA congest
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 congests
VAR 2 congested
VAR 3 congested
VAR 4 congesting
DEF = med (of a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid med to cause (a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid
EX 1 His lungs seem to be congested
LEMMA congest
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 congests
VAR 2 congested
VAR 3 congested
VAR 4 congesting
DEF = med (of a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid med to cause (a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid
EX 1 His lungs seem to be congested
LEMMA congest
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 congests
VAR 2 congested
VAR 3 congested
VAR 4 congesting
DEF = med (of a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid med to cause (a blood vessel or part of the body) to become very full of liquid
EX 1 His lungs seem to be congested
LEMMA congest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congests
VAR 2 congested
VAR 3 congested
VAR 4 congesting
DEF = to cause (a street, city, narrow place, etc.) to become very full or blocked, esp. because of traffic
EX 1 Buses and cars congested every street in the centre of London
LEMMA congest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congests
VAR 2 congested
VAR 3 congested
VAR 4 congesting
DEF = to cause (a street, city, narrow place, etc.) to become very full or blocked, esp. because of traffic
EX 1 Buses and cars congested every street in the centre of London
LEMMA congratulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congratulates
VAR 2 congratulated
VAR 3 congratulated
VAR 4 congratulating
DEF = to speak to (a person) with praise and admiration for a happy event or something successfully done
EX 1 We congratulated him on having passed the examinations. Let me congratulate you on the birth of your daughter. I hear you're to be congratulated
LEMMA congratulate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congratulates
VAR 2 congratulated
VAR 3 congratulated
VAR 4 congratulating
DEF = to have pleasure or pride in (oneself) for something successfully done
EX 1 You really should congratulate yourself on your appearance; you look charming
LEMMA congregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congregates
VAR 2 congregated
VAR 3 congregated
VAR 4 congregating
DEF = to (cause to) gather together
EX 1 The crowds congregated in the square in front of the palace when they heard the news of the king's death
LEMMA congregate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 congregates
VAR 2 congregated
VAR 3 congregated
VAR 4 congregating
DEF = to (cause to) gather together
EX 1 The crowds congregated in the square in front of the palace when they heard the news of the king's death
LEMMA conjecture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjectures
VAR 2 conjectured
VAR 3 conjectured
VAR 4 conjecturing
DEF = to form (an opinion) from incomplete or uncertain information
EX 1 I think you're only conjecturing when you say the government will lose the next election
LEMMA conjecture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjectures
VAR 2 conjectured
VAR 3 conjectured
VAR 4 conjecturing
DEF = to form (an opinion) from incomplete or uncertain information
EX 1 I think you're only conjecturing when you say the government will lose the next election
LEMMA conjecture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjectures
VAR 2 conjectured
VAR 3 conjectured
VAR 4 conjecturing
DEF = to form (an opinion) from incomplete or uncertain information
EX 1 I think you're only conjecturing when you say the government will lose the next election
LEMMA conjecture
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjectures
VAR 2 conjectured
VAR 3 conjectured
VAR 4 conjecturing
DEF = to form (an opinion) from incomplete or uncertain information
EX 1 I think you're only conjecturing when you say the government will lose the next election
LEMMA conjoin
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conjoins
VAR 2 conjoined
VAR 3 conjoined
VAR 4 conjoining
DEF = to (cause to) join together or unite for a common purpose
EX 1
LEMMA conjoin
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conjoins
VAR 2 conjoined
VAR 3 conjoined
VAR 4 conjoining
DEF = to (cause to) join together or unite for a common purpose
EX 1
LEMMA conjugate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conjugates
VAR 2 conjugated
VAR 3 conjugated
VAR 4 conjugating
DEF = to give the various forms of (a verb) that show number, person, tense, etc.
EX 1 Can you conjugate "to have" in all its tenses?
LEMMA conjugate
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conjugates
VAR 2 conjugated
VAR 3 conjugated
VAR 4 conjugating
DEF = (of a verb) to have various forms to show number, person, tense, etc.
EX 1 In English "to have" conjugates irregularly
LEMMA conjugate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 conjugates
VAR 2 conjugated
VAR 3 conjugated
VAR 4 conjugating
DEF = (of single-celled simple forms of life) to join together with another living thing of the same kind in CONJUGATION (4)
EX 1
LEMMA conjure
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 oc
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = to cause (something) to appear by or as if by magic
EX 1 The clever magician conjured a rabbit out of his hat
LEMMA conjure
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 th
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = to do clever tricks which seem magical, esp. by very quick movement of the hands
EX 1 Jean conjures so well that many people think she really does do her tricks by magic
LEMMA conjure
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = to ask (someone) solemnly for help, mercy, obedience, etc.
EX 1 I conjure you with my dying breath always to serve God faithfully
LEMMA conjure up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = to imagine (something)
EX 1 Try to conjure up a picture of life in Ancient Egypt
LEMMA conjure up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = to cause (something) to be remembered
EX 1 Even after 20 years his name conjures up such beautiful memories
LEMMA conjure up
POS v
FIELD1 th
FIELD2 oc
VAR 1 conjures
VAR 2 conjured
VAR 3 conjured
VAR 4 conjuring
DEF = CONJURE@1 (1)
EX 1 (fig.) Jean can conjure up a good meal in half an hour
LEMMA conk
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conks
VAR 2 conked
VAR 3 conked
VAR 4 conking
DEF = to strike (someone), esp. on the head, with a heavy blow
EX 1 I'll conk you if you annoy me again
LEMMA conk out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conks
VAR 2 conked
VAR 3 conked
VAR 4 conking
DEF = to fail suddenly; break down
EX 1 Our car conked out on the way home so we had to walk
LEMMA conk out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conks
VAR 2 conked
VAR 3 conked
VAR 4 conking
DEF = to become unconscious or fall asleep suddenly, esp. from great tiredness
EX 1
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to join; unite; LINK
EX 1 They hired 2 rooms with connecting doors. This road connects London and Edinburgh. The scientist connected the wires and started the apparatus working
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to join; unite; LINK
EX 1 They hired 2 rooms with connecting doors. This road connects London and Edinburgh. The scientist connected the wires and started the apparatus working
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to join; unite; LINK
EX 1 They hired 2 rooms with connecting doors. This road connects London and Edinburgh. The scientist connected the wires and started the apparatus working
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to think of as related
EX 1 connected events I always considered your brother to be connected with the crime
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to think of as related
EX 1 connected events I always considered your brother to be connected with the crime
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to join by telephone
EX 1 I was again connected to the wrong person
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = to connect (something) to an electricity supply
EX 1 Make sure the machine's connected properly before you press the button
LEMMA connect
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 connects
VAR 2 connected
VAR 3 connected
VAR 4 connecting
DEF = (of one or more trains, buses, etc.) to be so planned that passengers can change to another or from one to the other
EX 1 This flight connects with a flight for Bratsk at Irkutsk
LEMMA connive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connives
VAR 2 connived
VAR 3 connived
VAR 4 conniving
DEF = to work together secretly for some wrong or unlawful purpose
EX 1 The 2 criminals connived with the police to rob a bank. The criminals and the police connived to rob the bank
LEMMA connive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connives
VAR 2 connived
VAR 3 connived
VAR 4 conniving
DEF = to work together secretly for some wrong or unlawful purpose
EX 1 The 2 criminals connived with the police to rob a bank. The criminals and the police connived to rob the bank
LEMMA connive at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connives
VAR 2 connived
VAR 3 connived
VAR 4 conniving
DEF = to avoid noticing or reporting (that which one ought to oppose)
EX 1 The policeman connived at the prisoners' escape
LEMMA connive at
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connives
VAR 2 connived
VAR 3 connived
VAR 4 conniving
DEF = to avoid noticing or reporting (that which one ought to oppose)
EX 1 The policeman connived at the prisoners' escape
LEMMA connote
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 connotes
VAR 2 connoted
VAR 3 connoted
VAR 4 connoting
DEF = (of a word) to suggest (a meaning) in addition to the formal meaning
EX 1 Hunger connotes unhappiness
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to take (land) by force; win (land) by war
EX 1 The Normans conquered England in 1066. a conquering army a conquered city
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to take (land) by force; win (land) by war
EX 1 The Normans conquered England in 1066. a conquering army a conquered city
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to take (land) by force; win (land) by war
EX 1 The Normans conquered England in 1066. a conquering army a conquered city
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to take (land) by force; win (land) by war
EX 1 The Normans conquered England in 1066. a conquering army a conquered city
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to defeat (an enemy); be victorious over (an enemy)
EX 1
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to defeat (an enemy); be victorious over (an enemy)
EX 1
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to defeat (an enemy); be victorious over (an enemy)
EX 1
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to defeat (an enemy); be victorious over (an enemy)
EX 1
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = lit to succeed in gaining the favour, praise, love, attention, etc., of (a person, place, profession, etc., originally unfavourable to one)
EX 1 John went to Paris to conquer the artistic world
LEMMA conquer
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conquers
VAR 2 conquered
VAR 3 conquered
VAR 4 conquering
DEF = to gain control over (something unfriendly or difficult)
EX 1 Man has yet to conquer the stars. When will scientists conquer the weather?
LEMMA conscript
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 conscripts
VAR 2 conscripted
VAR 3 conscripted
VAR 4 conscripting
DEF = to make (someone) serve in one of the armed forces by law
EX 1
LEMMA consecrate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 consecrates
VAR 2 consecrated
VAR 3 consecrated
VAR 4 consecrating
DEF = to declare, make, or set apart in a special ceremony as holy
EX 1 When was this church consecrated? The priest held the consecrated bread and wine high so that the people might worship
LEMMA consecrate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 consecrates
VAR 2 consecrated
VAR 3 consecrated
VAR 4 consecrating
DEF = to declare, make, or set apart in a special ceremony as holy
EX 1 When was this church consecrated? The priest held the consecrated bread and wine high so that the people might worship
LEMMA consecrate
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 consecrates
VAR 2 consecrated
VAR 3 consecrated
VAR 4 consecrating
DEF = to set apart solemnly for a particular purpose
EX 1 The priest promised God he would consecrate his life to helping the poor
LEMMA consent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consents
VAR 2 consented
VAR 3 consented
VAR 4 consenting
DEF = to agree; give permission
EX 1 Jean tried to persuade her father but he refused to consent. John consented to help the old lady
LEMMA consent
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consents
VAR 2 consented
VAR 3 consented
VAR 4 consenting
DEF = to agree; give permission
EX 1 Jean tried to persuade her father but he refused to consent. John consented to help the old lady
LEMMA conserve
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conserves
VAR 2 conserved
VAR 3 conserved
VAR 4 conserving
DEF = to use (a supply) carefully without waste; preserve
EX 1 We must conserve our forests if we are to make sure of a future supply of wood
LEMMA conserve
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 conserves
VAR 2 conserved
VAR 3 conserved
VAR 4 conserving
DEF = fml to preserve (fruit) by cooking in sugar
EX 1 Mother always conserves a variety of fruits from our garden in summer
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to think about; examine
EX 1 I'm considering changing my job. We've decided to move and are considering a new house in London. I considered employing Mr Smith but decided that Mr Jones was more suited to the job
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to think about; examine
EX 1 I'm considering changing my job. We've decided to move and are considering a new house in London. I considered employing Mr Smith but decided that Mr Jones was more suited to the job
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to think about; examine
EX 1 I'm considering changing my job. We've decided to move and are considering a new house in London. I considered employing Mr Smith but decided that Mr Jones was more suited to the job
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to think about; examine
EX 1 I'm considering changing my job. We've decided to move and are considering a new house in London. I considered employing Mr Smith but decided that Mr Jones was more suited to the job
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to think about; examine
EX 1 I'm considering changing my job. We've decided to move and are considering a new house in London. I considered employing Mr Smith but decided that Mr Jones was more suited to the job
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to regard as; think of in a stated way
EX 1 I consider you a fool (=I regard you as a fool). I consider it a great honour to be here with you today. He said he considered me (to be) too lazy to be a good worker. The Shetland Islands are usually considered a part of Scotland
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to regard as; think of in a stated way
EX 1 I consider you a fool (=I regard you as a fool). I consider it a great honour to be here with you today. He said he considered me (to be) too lazy to be a good worker. The Shetland Islands are usually considered a part of Scotland
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to regard as; think of in a stated way
EX 1 I consider you a fool (=I regard you as a fool). I consider it a great honour to be here with you today. He said he considered me (to be) too lazy to be a good worker. The Shetland Islands are usually considered a part of Scotland
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to regard as; think of in a stated way
EX 1 I consider you a fool (=I regard you as a fool). I consider it a great honour to be here with you today. He said he considered me (to be) too lazy to be a good worker. The Shetland Islands are usually considered a part of Scotland
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to take into account
EX 1 If you consider (the fact) that she's only been studying English a year, she speaks it very well
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to take into account
EX 1 If you consider (the fact) that she's only been studying English a year, she speaks it very well
LEMMA consider
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 considers
VAR 2 considered
VAR 3 considered
VAR 4 considering
DEF = to take into account
EX 1 If you consider (the fact) that she's only been studying English a year, she speaks it very well
LEMMA consign
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 consigns
VAR 2 consigned
VAR 3 consigned
VAR 4 consigning
DEF = to send (something) to a person or place for sale
EX 1 The goods were consigned to you by railway and should have arrived by now
LEMMA consign
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consigns
VAR 2 consigned
VAR 3 consigned
VAR 4 consigning
DEF = fml to give (something or someone) into the care of another; hand over
EX 1 The evil man consigned his soul to the devil. Before her death my mother consigned me into my uncle's care
LEMMA consist in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consists
VAR 2 consisted
VAR 3 consisted
VAR 4 consisting
DEF = to have as a base; depend on
EX 1 True freedom consists in the absence of laws. The beauty of Venice consists in the style of its ancient buildings
LEMMA consist in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consists
VAR 2 consisted
VAR 3 consisted
VAR 4 consisting
DEF = to have as a base; depend on
EX 1 True freedom consists in the absence of laws. The beauty of Venice consists in the style of its ancient buildings
LEMMA consist in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consists
VAR 2 consisted
VAR 3 consisted
VAR 4 consisting
DEF = to have as a base; depend on
EX 1 True freedom consists in the absence of laws. The beauty of Venice consists in the style of its ancient buildings
LEMMA consist of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consists
VAR 2 consisted
VAR 3 consisted
VAR 4 consisting
DEF = to be made up of
EX 1 The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
LEMMA consist of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consists
VAR 2 consisted
VAR 3 consisted
VAR 4 consisting
DEF = to be made up of
EX 1 The United Kingdom consists of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
LEMMA console
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consoles
VAR 2 consoled
VAR 3 consoled
VAR 4 consoling
DEF = to give comfort or sympathy to (someone) in times of disappointment or sadness
EX 1 After fire had destroyed my home I consoled myself with the thought that it might have been worse
LEMMA consolidate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consolidates
VAR 2 consolidated
VAR 3 consolidated
VAR 4 consolidating
DEF = to (cause to) become strong or firm
EX 1 Britain is trying to consolidate her position in the North Atlantic
LEMMA consolidate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consolidates
VAR 2 consolidated
VAR 3 consolidated
VAR 4 consolidating
DEF = to (cause to) become strong or firm
EX 1 Britain is trying to consolidate her position in the North Atlantic
LEMMA consolidate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consolidates
VAR 2 consolidated
VAR 3 consolidated
VAR 4 consolidating
DEF = to (cause to) combine into fewer or one
EX 1 The government hoped to consolidate 10 states to form 3 new ones. Several small businesses consolidated to form a large powerful company
LEMMA consolidate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consolidates
VAR 2 consolidated
VAR 3 consolidated
VAR 4 consolidating
DEF = to (cause to) combine into fewer or one
EX 1 The government hoped to consolidate 10 states to form 3 new ones. Several small businesses consolidated to form a large powerful company
LEMMA consort together
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consorts
VAR 2 consorted
VAR 3 consorted
VAR 4 consorting
DEF = to CONSORT WITH (1) each other
EX 1 Thieves and other criminals often consort together
LEMMA consort with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consorts
VAR 2 consorted
VAR 3 consorted
VAR 4 consorting
DEF = often derog to spend time in the company of (esp. bad people)
EX 1 You consort too much with wild young men
LEMMA consort with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consorts
VAR 2 consorted
VAR 3 consorted
VAR 4 consorting
DEF = fml to suit; fit
EX 1 Your actions do not consort with your principles
LEMMA consort with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consorts
VAR 2 consorted
VAR 3 consorted
VAR 4 consorting
DEF = fml to suit; fit
EX 1 Your actions do not consort with your principles
LEMMA conspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conspires
VAR 2 conspired
VAR 3 conspired
VAR 4 conspiring
DEF = to plan together secretly (something unlawful or bad)
EX 1 The criminals conspired to rob a bank
LEMMA conspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conspires
VAR 2 conspired
VAR 3 conspired
VAR 4 conspiring
DEF = to plan together secretly (something unlawful or bad)
EX 1 The criminals conspired to rob a bank
LEMMA conspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conspires
VAR 2 conspired
VAR 3 conspired
VAR 4 conspiring
DEF = to plan together secretly (something unlawful or bad)
EX 1 The criminals conspired to rob a bank
LEMMA conspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conspires
VAR 2 conspired
VAR 3 conspired
VAR 4 conspiring
DEF = to plan together secretly (something unlawful or bad)
EX 1 The criminals conspired to rob a bank
LEMMA conspire
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conspires
VAR 2 conspired
VAR 3 conspired
VAR 4 conspiring
DEF = (of events) to combine
EX 1 Events conspired to produce great difficulties for the government
LEMMA constipate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 constipates
VAR 2 constipated
VAR 3 constipated
VAR 4 constipating
DEF = to cause CONSTIPATION in (a person or animal)
EX 1 I'm constipated again
LEMMA constipate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 constipates
VAR 2 constipated
VAR 3 constipated
VAR 4 constipating
DEF = to cause CONSTIPATION in (a person or animal)
EX 1 I'm constipated again
LEMMA constipate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 constipates
VAR 2 constipated
VAR 3 constipated
VAR 4 constipating
DEF = to cause CONSTIPATION in (a person or animal)
EX 1 I'm constipated again
LEMMA constipate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 constipates
VAR 2 constipated
VAR 3 constipated
VAR 4 constipating
DEF = infml to get CONSTIPATION
EX 1 I constipate very easily so I can't eat eggs
LEMMA constitute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constitutes
VAR 2 constituted
VAR 3 constituted
VAR 4 constituting
DEF = to make up; form; be
EX 1 7 days constitute a week
LEMMA constitute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constitutes
VAR 2 constituted
VAR 3 constituted
VAR 4 constituting
DEF = to make up; form; be
EX 1 7 days constitute a week
LEMMA constitute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constitutes
VAR 2 constituted
VAR 3 constituted
VAR 4 constituting
DEF = to establish
EX 1 Governments should be constituted by the will of the people
LEMMA constitute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constitutes
VAR 2 constituted
VAR 3 constituted
VAR 4 constituting
DEF = to appoint
EX 1 Who has the king constituted his representative to the court of France?
LEMMA constrain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constrains
VAR 2 constrained
VAR 3 constrained
VAR 4 constraining
DEF = to make (someone) do something by force or by strongly persuading
EX 1 I felt constrained to do what he told me
LEMMA constrict
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 constricts
VAR 2 constricted
VAR 3 constricted
VAR 4 constricting
DEF = to make (esp. a blood vessel) narrower, smaller, or tighter
EX 1 (fig.) Your point of view seems very constricted to me
LEMMA constrict
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 constricts
VAR 2 constricted
VAR 3 constricted
VAR 4 constricting
DEF = to make (esp. a blood vessel) narrower, smaller, or tighter
EX 1 (fig.) Your point of view seems very constricted to me
LEMMA construct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constructs
VAR 2 constructed
VAR 3 constructed
VAR 4 constructing
DEF = to build; make by putting together or combining parts
EX 1 a difficult sentence to construct
LEMMA construct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 constructs
VAR 2 constructed
VAR 3 constructed
VAR 4 constructing
DEF = to build; make by putting together or combining parts
EX 1 a difficult sentence to construct
LEMMA construct
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 constructs
VAR 2 constructed
VAR 3 constructed
VAR 4 constructing
DEF = tech to draw (a GEOMETRICAL figure) using suitable instruments
EX 1 to construct a square on this line
LEMMA construct
POS v
FIELD1 ms
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 constructs
VAR 2 constructed
VAR 3 constructed
VAR 4 constructing
DEF = tech to draw (a GEOMETRICAL figure) using suitable instruments
EX 1 to construct a square on this line
LEMMA construe
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 construes
VAR 2 construeed
VAR 3 construeed
VAR 4 construeing
DEF = to place a certain meaning on (a sentence, statement, action, etc.); understand
EX 1 You can construe what he said in a number of different ways
LEMMA construe
POS v
FIELD1 ln
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 construes
VAR 2 construeed
VAR 3 construeed
VAR 4 construeing
DEF = tech to explain the relationship of words in a sentence, esp. when translating Latin or Greek
EX 1
LEMMA consult
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consults
VAR 2 consulted
VAR 3 consulted
VAR 4 consulting
DEF = to go to (a person, book, etc.) for information, advice, an opinion, etc.
EX 1 Have you consulted your doctor about your illness?
LEMMA consult
POS v
FIELD1 on
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 consults
VAR 2 consulted
VAR 3 consulted
VAR 4 consulting
DEF = to work as a CONSULTANT (2)
EX 1 John consults for a large building firm
LEMMA consult with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consults
VAR 2 consulted
VAR 3 consulted
VAR 4 consulting
DEF = to exchange opinions, information, etc., with (a person or people)
EX 1 Before we can accept the firm's offer we must consult with the workers
LEMMA consume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consumes
VAR 2 consumed
VAR 3 consumed
VAR 4 consuming
DEF = to eat or drink
EX 1
LEMMA consume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consumes
VAR 2 consumed
VAR 3 consumed
VAR 4 consuming
DEF = to use; use up
EX 1 Arguing about details consumed many hours of the committee's valuable time
LEMMA consume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consumes
VAR 2 consumed
VAR 3 consumed
VAR 4 consuming
DEF = (of a fire) to destroy
EX 1 The fire soon consumed the wooden buildings. (fig.) She was consumed by hate
LEMMA consume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consumes
VAR 2 consumed
VAR 3 consumed
VAR 4 consuming
DEF = (of a fire) to destroy
EX 1 The fire soon consumed the wooden buildings. (fig.) She was consumed by hate
LEMMA consume
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consumes
VAR 2 consumed
VAR 3 consumed
VAR 4 consuming
DEF = to spend wastefully
EX 1 He consumed all his money on women and drink
LEMMA consummate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 consummates
VAR 2 consummated
VAR 3 consummated
VAR 4 consummating
DEF = to make perfect
EX 1 His happiness was consummated when she agreed to marry him
LEMMA consummate
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 consummates
VAR 2 consummated
VAR 3 consummated
VAR 4 consummating
DEF = to make (a marriage) complete by having sex
EX 1
LEMMA contact
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contacts
VAR 2 contacted
VAR 3 contacted
VAR 4 contacting
DEF = to get in touch with (someone); reach (someone) by message, telephone, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA contain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contains
VAR 2 contained
VAR 3 contained
VAR 4 containing
DEF = to hold; have within itself
EX 1 This bottle contains 2 glasses of beer. Beer contains alcohol. This book contains all the information you need
LEMMA contain
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contains
VAR 2 contained
VAR 3 contained
VAR 4 containing
DEF = to hold back; keep under control
EX 1 Try to contain your anger/yourself! The demand for free elections can be contained no longer
LEMMA contain
POS v
FIELD1 mh
FIELD2 zg
VAR 1 contains
VAR 2 contained
VAR 3 contained
VAR 4 containing
DEF = tech to enclose (esp. an angle)
EX 1 How big is the angle contained by these 2 sides?
LEMMA containerize
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 containerizes
VAR 2 containerized
VAR 3 containerized
VAR 4 containerizing
DEF = to use CONTAINERs (2) for the movement of (goods)
EX 1
LEMMA containerize
POS v
FIELD1 tn
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 containerizes
VAR 2 containerized
VAR 3 containerized
VAR 4 containerizing
DEF = to use CONTAINERs (2) for the movement of (goods)
EX 1
LEMMA contaminate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contaminates
VAR 2 contaminated
VAR 3 contaminated
VAR 4 contaminating
DEF = to make impure or bad by or as if by mixing in/with impure, dirty, or poisonous matter
EX 1 Don't eat this food: it may have been contaminated by the flies. The river was contaminated with waste from the factory. (fig.) Our students are being contaminated by foreign ideas!
LEMMA contaminate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contaminates
VAR 2 contaminated
VAR 3 contaminated
VAR 4 contaminating
DEF = to make impure or bad by or as if by mixing in/with impure, dirty, or poisonous matter
EX 1 Don't eat this food: it may have been contaminated by the flies. The river was contaminated with waste from the factory. (fig.) Our students are being contaminated by foreign ideas!
LEMMA contaminate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contaminates
VAR 2 contaminated
VAR 3 contaminated
VAR 4 contaminating
DEF = to make impure or bad by or as if by mixing in/with impure, dirty, or poisonous matter
EX 1 Don't eat this food: it may have been contaminated by the flies. The river was contaminated with waste from the factory. (fig.) Our students are being contaminated by foreign ideas!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to look at quietly and solemnly
EX 1
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to think deeply about; consider with continued attention
EX 1 The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. I hope your mother isn't contemplating coming to stay with us!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to think deeply about; consider with continued attention
EX 1 The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. I hope your mother isn't contemplating coming to stay with us!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to think deeply about; consider with continued attention
EX 1 The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. I hope your mother isn't contemplating coming to stay with us!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to think deeply about; consider with continued attention
EX 1 The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. I hope your mother isn't contemplating coming to stay with us!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to think deeply about; consider with continued attention
EX 1 The doctor contemplated the difficult operation he had to perform. I hope your mother isn't contemplating coming to stay with us!
LEMMA contemplate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contemplates
VAR 2 contemplated
VAR 3 contemplated
VAR 4 contemplating
DEF = to expect
EX 1 The police contemplated various kinds of trouble after the football match
LEMMA contend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contends
VAR 2 contended
VAR 3 contended
VAR 4 contending
DEF = to compete as in a race or against difficulties
EX 1 Britain contended for control of the sea in the 17th century
LEMMA contend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contends
VAR 2 contended
VAR 3 contended
VAR 4 contending
DEF = to compete as in a race or against difficulties
EX 1 Britain contended for control of the sea in the 17th century
LEMMA contend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contends
VAR 2 contended
VAR 3 contended
VAR 4 contending
DEF = to compete as in a race or against difficulties
EX 1 Britain contended for control of the sea in the 17th century
LEMMA contend
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contends
VAR 2 contended
VAR 3 contended
VAR 4 contending
DEF = to claim; say with strength
EX 1 The police contended that the difficulties they faced were too severe
LEMMA content
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contents
VAR 2 contented
VAR 3 contented
VAR 4 contenting
DEF = to make (a person or oneself) happy or satisfied
EX 1 John contented himself with 2 glasses of beer even though he could have had more
LEMMA contest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contests
VAR 2 contested
VAR 3 contested
VAR 4 contesting
DEF = to compete for; fight for
EX 1 How many people are contesting this seat on the town council?
LEMMA contest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contests
VAR 2 contested
VAR 3 contested
VAR 4 contesting
DEF = to compete for; fight for
EX 1 How many people are contesting this seat on the town council?
LEMMA contest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contests
VAR 2 contested
VAR 3 contested
VAR 4 contesting
DEF = to question the truth or rightness of (something)
EX 1 I intend to contest the judge's decision in another court
LEMMA contest
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contests
VAR 2 contested
VAR 3 contested
VAR 4 contesting
DEF = to question the truth or rightness of (something)
EX 1 I intend to contest the judge's decision in another court
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) go on happening
EX 1 The fighting around the airport continued for a week before the enemy were defeated
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) go on happening
EX 1 The fighting around the airport continued for a week before the enemy were defeated
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) go on happening
EX 1 The fighting around the airport continued for a week before the enemy were defeated
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) go on happening
EX 1 The fighting around the airport continued for a week before the enemy were defeated
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) last, go forward
EX 1 The road continues in a straight line for 5 miles
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) last, go forward
EX 1 The road continues in a straight line for 5 miles
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) start again after an interruption
EX 1 After a short break the play continued. Will you continue gardening after dinner?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) start again after an interruption
EX 1 After a short break the play continued. Will you continue gardening after dinner?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) start again after an interruption
EX 1 After a short break the play continued. Will you continue gardening after dinner?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) start again after an interruption
EX 1 After a short break the play continued. Will you continue gardening after dinner?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to remain; stay
EX 1 This animal can continue in this state for a month. We continued in Cairo while John was in Alexandria
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a particular job or office
EX 1 The king decided to continue Pitt as chief minister
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to (cause to) stay in a particular job or office
EX 1 The king decided to continue Pitt as chief minister
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to say in continuation
EX 1 The politician continued that he thought the government should call an election. "We must fight for freedom and racial equality," continued the speaker. And did she continue after saying that?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to say in continuation
EX 1 The politician continued that he thought the government should call an election. "We must fight for freedom and racial equality," continued the speaker. And did she continue after saying that?
LEMMA continue
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 continues
VAR 2 continueed
VAR 3 continueed
VAR 4 continueing
DEF = to say in continuation
EX 1 The politician continued that he thought the government should call an election. "We must fight for freedom and racial equality," continued the speaker. And did she continue after saying that?
LEMMA contort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contorts
VAR 2 contorted
VAR 3 contorted
VAR 4 contorting
DEF = to (cause to) twist violently out of shape
EX 1 Her face was contorted with anger. You should see how her face contorts when she's annoyed. trees with contorted branches
LEMMA contort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contorts
VAR 2 contorted
VAR 3 contorted
VAR 4 contorting
DEF = to (cause to) twist violently out of shape
EX 1 Her face was contorted with anger. You should see how her face contorts when she's annoyed. trees with contorted branches
LEMMA contort
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contorts
VAR 2 contorted
VAR 3 contorted
VAR 4 contorting
DEF = to (cause to) twist violently out of shape
EX 1 Her face was contorted with anger. You should see how her face contorts when she's annoyed. trees with contorted branches
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to build (a road) along the CONTOURs@1 (1) of a hill
EX 1 If we contour this road it will be longer but have fewer steep slopes
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to build (a road) along the CONTOURs@1 (1) of a hill
EX 1 If we contour this road it will be longer but have fewer steep slopes
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to build (a road) along the CONTOURs@1 (1) of a hill
EX 1 If we contour this road it will be longer but have fewer steep slopes
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 cg
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to show the CONTOURs@1 of (an area) as on a map
EX 1
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 cg
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to show the CONTOURs@1 of (an area) as on a map
EX 1
LEMMA contour
POS v
FIELD1 cg
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 contours
VAR 2 contoured
VAR 3 contoured
VAR 4 contouring
DEF = to show the CONTOURs@1 of (an area) as on a map
EX 1
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to settle or arrange by formal agreement
EX 1 A foreign firm has contracted to build a new railway across Africa. Our shop contracted with a local clothing firm for 100 coats a week
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to settle or arrange by formal agreement
EX 1 A foreign firm has contracted to build a new railway across Africa. Our shop contracted with a local clothing firm for 100 coats a week
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to settle or arrange by formal agreement
EX 1 A foreign firm has contracted to build a new railway across Africa. Our shop contracted with a local clothing firm for 100 coats a week
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to get (something unwanted)
EX 1 My son's contracted a severe fever
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to (cause to) become smaller in size
EX 1 Metal contracts as it becomes cool. In conversational English "is not" often contracts to "isn't"
LEMMA contract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to (cause to) become smaller in size
EX 1 Metal contracts as it becomes cool. In conversational English "is not" often contracts to "isn't"
LEMMA contract in
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 bz
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to promise, esp. officially, to take part
EX 1
LEMMA contract out
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 sz
VAR 1 contracts
VAR 2 contracted
VAR 3 contracted
VAR 4 contracting
DEF = to promise, esp. officially, not to take part
EX 1
LEMMA contradict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contradicts
VAR 2 contradicted
VAR 3 contradicted
VAR 4 contradicting
DEF = to declare (a person, opinion, something written or spoken) to be wrong or untruthful
EX 1 Young children should never contradict what their parents say. Don't contradict!
LEMMA contradict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contradicts
VAR 2 contradicted
VAR 3 contradicted
VAR 4 contradicting
DEF = to declare (a person, opinion, something written or spoken) to be wrong or untruthful
EX 1 Young children should never contradict what their parents say. Don't contradict!
LEMMA contradict
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contradicts
VAR 2 contradicted
VAR 3 contradicted
VAR 4 contradicting
DEF = (of a statement, action, fact, etc.) to be opposite in nature or character to (a statement, action, fact, etc.)
EX 1 Your actions contradict your declared moral principles
LEMMA contrast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrasts
VAR 2 contrasted
VAR 3 contrasted
VAR 4 contrasting
DEF = to compare (2 things or people or one thing or a person with another) so that differences are made clear
EX 1 In this book the writer contrasts good with/and evil
LEMMA contrast
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrasts
VAR 2 contrasted
VAR 3 contrasted
VAR 4 contrasting
DEF = to show a difference when compared
EX 1 Your actions contrast unfavourably with your principles
LEMMA contravene
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contravenes
VAR 2 contravened
VAR 3 contravened
VAR 4 contravening
DEF = to act in opposition to; break (a law, rule, custom, etc.)
EX 1 Your behaviour contravenes established social customs
LEMMA contravene
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contravenes
VAR 2 contravened
VAR 3 contravened
VAR 4 contravening
DEF = to question the truth of (a statement, principles, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA contribute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contributes
VAR 2 contributed
VAR 3 contributed
VAR 4 contributing
DEF = to join with others in giving or supplying (money, help, etc.)
EX 1 Although he has plenty of money Allan didn't contribute to Jane's present when she left the office
LEMMA contribute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contributes
VAR 2 contributed
VAR 3 contributed
VAR 4 contributing
DEF = to join with others in giving or supplying (money, help, etc.)
EX 1 Although he has plenty of money Allan didn't contribute to Jane's present when she left the office
LEMMA contribute
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contributes
VAR 2 contributed
VAR 3 contributed
VAR 4 contributing
DEF = to help in bringing about; have a share in
EX 1 Plenty of fresh air contributes to good health. Too much alcoholic drink will contribute to your ruin
LEMMA contribute
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 contributes
VAR 2 contributed
VAR 3 contributed
VAR 4 contributing
DEF = to supply (a written article) to a magazine, newspaper, etc.
EX 1 I make most of my money by writing books but I do contribute to magazines sometimes
LEMMA contribute
POS v
FIELD1 pt
FIELD2 zj
VAR 1 contributes
VAR 2 contributed
VAR 3 contributed
VAR 4 contributing
DEF = to supply (a written article) to a magazine, newspaper, etc.
EX 1 I make most of my money by writing books but I do contribute to magazines sometimes
LEMMA contrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrives
VAR 2 contrived
VAR 3 contrived
VAR 4 contriving
DEF = to plan, usu. with skill
EX 1 The prisoner contrived a way of escaping/to escape
LEMMA contrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrives
VAR 2 contrived
VAR 3 contrived
VAR 4 contriving
DEF = to plan, usu. with skill
EX 1 The prisoner contrived a way of escaping/to escape
LEMMA contrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrives
VAR 2 contrived
VAR 3 contrived
VAR 4 contriving
DEF = to form or make in a clever or skilful way; invent
EX 1 to contrive a dress from a piece of old cloth
LEMMA contrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrives
VAR 2 contrived
VAR 3 contrived
VAR 4 contriving
DEF = to cause (something) to happen in accordance with one's plans or in spite of difficulty
EX 1 Can you contrive to be here early? After much difficulty I contrived to escape
LEMMA contrive
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 contrives
VAR 2 contrived
VAR 3 contrived
VAR 4 contriving
DEF = to cause (something) to happen in accordance with one's plans or in spite of difficulty
EX 1 Can you contrive to be here early? After much difficulty I contrived to escape
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to have power over (someone or something); rule
EX 1 This fort controls the whole valley. It must be defended whatever the cost. You try to control me as though I were your slave
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to have directing influence over (someone or something); direct; fix the time, amount, degree or rate of (an activity)
EX 1 The pressure of steam in the engine is controlled by this button. Try to control your temper! Control yourself! Don't shout!
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to have directing influence over (someone or something); direct; fix the time, amount, degree or rate of (an activity)
EX 1 The pressure of steam in the engine is controlled by this button. Try to control your temper! Control yourself! Don't shout!
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to test (esp. a scientific study or EXPERIMENT) by comparison with a chosen standard
EX 1 a controlled EXPERIMENT
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to test (esp. a scientific study or EXPERIMENT) by comparison with a chosen standard
EX 1 a controlled EXPERIMENT
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to make sure of the correctness of (figures, accounts, etc.)
EX 1 The accounts of the whole company are controlled in this one department
LEMMA control
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 controls
VAR 2 controlled
VAR 3 controlled
VAR 4 controlling
DEF = to make sure of the correctness of (figures, accounts, etc.)
EX 1 The accounts of the whole company are controlled in this one department
LEMMA controvert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 controverts
VAR 2 controverted
VAR 3 controverted
VAR 4 controverting
DEF = to oppose (an idea, opinion, etc.) by reasoning
EX 1
LEMMA contuse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 contuses
VAR 2 contused
VAR 3 contused
VAR 4 contusing
DEF = to hurt or damage (part of the body) esp. without breaking the skin; BRUISE
EX 1
LEMMA contuse
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zd
VAR 1 contuses
VAR 2 contused
VAR 3 contused
VAR 4 contusing
DEF = to hurt or damage (part of the body) esp. without breaking the skin; BRUISE
EX 1
LEMMA convalesce
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 convalesces
VAR 2 convalesced
VAR 3 convalesced
VAR 4 convalescing
DEF = to spend time getting well after an illness
EX 1
LEMMA convene
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convenes
VAR 2 convened
VAR 3 convened
VAR 4 convening
DEF = (of a group of people, committee, etc.) to meet or gather to call (a group of people, committee, etc.) to meet or gather
EX 1
LEMMA convene
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convenes
VAR 2 convened
VAR 3 convened
VAR 4 convening
DEF = (of a group of people, committee, etc.) to meet or gather to call (a group of people, committee, etc.) to meet or gather
EX 1
LEMMA converge
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converges
VAR 2 converged
VAR 3 converged
VAR 4 converging
DEF = to come together towards a common point
EX 1 Railway lines seem to converge when one looks at them from a distance. The 2 armies converged on the enemy capital for the last battle of the war
LEMMA converse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converses
VAR 2 conversed
VAR 3 conversed
VAR 4 conversing
DEF = to talk informally
EX 1 After a year studying at university I feel able to converse with anyone about anything
LEMMA converse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converses
VAR 2 conversed
VAR 3 conversed
VAR 4 conversing
DEF = to talk informally
EX 1 After a year studying at university I feel able to converse with anyone about anything
LEMMA converse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converses
VAR 2 conversed
VAR 3 conversed
VAR 4 conversing
DEF = to talk informally
EX 1 After a year studying at university I feel able to converse with anyone about anything
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to persuade a person to accept a particular religion, political belief, etc.
EX 1 John was converted to Buddhism by a Chinese priest. Give me time and I'll convert her to our political party
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = AmE to change one's religion
EX 1 John has converted to Buddhism
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 rl
FIELD2 rn
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = AmE to change one's religion
EX 1 John has converted to Buddhism
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = to (cause to) change to or into another form, substance, or state, or from one use or purpose to another
EX 1 Coal can be converted to gas by burning. This seat converts into a bed. Does electricity convert easily to other forms of power? We have converted (our house) to North Sea gas (=We are now using North Sea gas)
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = (of one type of money) to change into another type of money of equal value to cause (one type of money) to change into another of equal value
EX 1 Foreign money can be converted at this bank
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = tech (in RUGBY and American football) to kick (a ball) over the bar of the GOALPOSTs
EX 1
LEMMA convert
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 fb
VAR 1 converts
VAR 2 converted
VAR 3 converted
VAR 4 converting
DEF = tech (in RUGBY and American football) to kick (a ball) over the bar of the GOALPOSTs
EX 1
LEMMA convey
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conveys
VAR 2 conveyed
VAR 3 conveyed
VAR 4 conveying
DEF = to take or carry from one place to another
EX 1 Wires convey electricity from power stations to the user. We conveyed our goods to market in an old car
LEMMA convey
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conveys
VAR 2 conveyed
VAR 3 conveyed
VAR 4 conveying
DEF = to take or carry from one place to another
EX 1 Wires convey electricity from power stations to the user. We conveyed our goods to market in an old car
LEMMA convey
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conveys
VAR 2 conveyed
VAR 3 conveyed
VAR 4 conveying
DEF = to make (feelings, ideas, thoughts, etc.) known
EX 1 I can't convey my feelings in words. Words convey meaning
LEMMA convey
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 conveys
VAR 2 conveyed
VAR 3 conveyed
VAR 4 conveying
DEF = to make (feelings, ideas, thoughts, etc.) known
EX 1 I can't convey my feelings in words. Words convey meaning
LEMMA convey
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 conveys
VAR 2 conveyed
VAR 3 conveyed
VAR 4 conveying
DEF = law to give the rights to (a property) to someone else
EX 1 When was this land conveyed to you?
LEMMA convict
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 convicts
VAR 2 convicted
VAR 3 convicted
VAR 4 convicting
DEF = to find (someone) guilty of a crime, esp. in a court of law
EX 1 The criminal was convicted of murder
LEMMA convince
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convinces
VAR 2 convinced
VAR 3 convinced
VAR 4 convincing
DEF = to cause (someone) to believe or feel certain; to persuade (someone)
EX 1 It took many hours to convince John of his wife's guilt. (esp. AmE) We convinced Anne to go by train rather than plane. It's going to be hard to convince my wife that we can't afford a new car
LEMMA convince
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convinces
VAR 2 convinced
VAR 3 convinced
VAR 4 convincing
DEF = to cause (someone) to believe or feel certain; to persuade (someone)
EX 1 It took many hours to convince John of his wife's guilt. (esp. AmE) We convinced Anne to go by train rather than plane. It's going to be hard to convince my wife that we can't afford a new car
LEMMA convince
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convinces
VAR 2 convinced
VAR 3 convinced
VAR 4 convincing
DEF = to cause (someone) to believe or feel certain; to persuade (someone)
EX 1 It took many hours to convince John of his wife's guilt. (esp. AmE) We convinced Anne to go by train rather than plane. It's going to be hard to convince my wife that we can't afford a new car
LEMMA convoke
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convokes
VAR 2 convoked
VAR 3 convoked
VAR 4 convoking
DEF = to call together for a meeting
EX 1 When is the king going to convoke the new Parliament?
LEMMA convoy
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 convoys
VAR 2 convoyed
VAR 3 convoyed
VAR 4 convoying
DEF = (of an armed ship, vehicle, soldiers, etc.) to go with and protect (a group of ships, vehicles, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA convulse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convulses
VAR 2 convulsed
VAR 3 convulsed
VAR 4 convulsing
DEF = to shake (a person, animal, society, etc.) violently as if with CONVULSIONs
EX 1 News that the king had imprisoned many parliamentary officials threatened to convulse the country
LEMMA convulse
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 convulses
VAR 2 convulsed
VAR 3 convulsed
VAR 4 convulsing
DEF = to shake (a person, animal, society, etc.) violently as if with CONVULSIONs
EX 1 News that the king had imprisoned many parliamentary officials threatened to convulse the country
LEMMA coo
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 za
VAR 1 coos
VAR 2 cooed
VAR 3 cooed
VAR 4 cooing
DEF = to make the low soft cry of a DOVE or PIGEON, or a sound like this
EX 1
LEMMA coo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coos
VAR 2 cooed
VAR 3 cooed
VAR 4 cooing
DEF = to speak softly and lovingly
EX 1 The parents cooed to their baby
LEMMA coo
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coos
VAR 2 cooed
VAR 3 cooed
VAR 4 cooing
DEF = to speak softly and lovingly
EX 1 The parents cooed to their baby
LEMMA cook
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cooks
VAR 2 cooked
VAR 3 cooked
VAR 4 cooking
DEF = to prepare (food) for eating by using heat; make (a dish)
EX 1 If I cook the meat this morning we can have it cold this evening. Do you want your vegetables cooked or raw? I'm going to cook all day tomorrow
LEMMA cook
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cooks
VAR 2 cooked
VAR 3 cooked
VAR 4 cooking
DEF = to prepare (food) for eating by using heat; make (a dish)
EX 1 If I cook the meat this morning we can have it cold this evening. Do you want your vegetables cooked or raw? I'm going to cook all day tomorrow
LEMMA cook
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cooks
VAR 2 cooked
VAR 3 cooked
VAR 4 cooking
DEF = to prepare (food) for eating by using heat; make (a dish)
EX 1 If I cook the meat this morning we can have it cold this evening. Do you want your vegetables cooked or raw? I'm going to cook all day tomorrow
LEMMA cook
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cooks
VAR 2 cooked
VAR 3 cooked
VAR 4 cooking
DEF = (of food) to be prepared in this way
EX 1 Make sure this meat cooks for at least an hour
LEMMA cook up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cooks
VAR 2 cooked
VAR 3 cooked
VAR 4 cooking
DEF = to invent falsely
EX 1 Jean cooked up a story to explain why she was late for work but her employer did not believe her
LEMMA cool
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cools
VAR 2 cooled
VAR 3 cooled
VAR 4 cooling
DEF = to (cause to) become cool
EX 1 Open the windows to cool the room. Let your tea cool a little before you drink it
LEMMA cool
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cools
VAR 2 cooled
VAR 3 cooled
VAR 4 cooling
DEF = to (cause to) become cool
EX 1 Open the windows to cool the room. Let your tea cool a little before you drink it
LEMMA cool down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cools
VAR 2 cooled
VAR 3 cooled
VAR 4 cooling
DEF = (of an angry or excited person) to become calmer and less excited to cause (an angry or excited person) to become calmer or less excited
EX 1 I tried to cool her down but she was still very angry when she left
LEMMA cool down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cools
VAR 2 cooled
VAR 3 cooled
VAR 4 cooling
DEF = (of an angry or excited person) to become calmer and less excited to cause (an angry or excited person) to become calmer or less excited
EX 1 I tried to cool her down but she was still very angry when she left
LEMMA cooperate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cooperates
VAR 2 cooperated
VAR 3 cooperated
VAR 4 cooperating
DEF = to work or act together for a shared purpose
EX 1 The British cooperated with the French in building a plane that neither country could afford by itself. Let's all cooperate to get the work done quickly
LEMMA cooperate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cooperates
VAR 2 cooperated
VAR 3 cooperated
VAR 4 cooperating
DEF = to work or act together for a shared purpose
EX 1 The British cooperated with the French in building a plane that neither country could afford by itself. Let's all cooperate to get the work done quickly
LEMMA cooperate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cooperates
VAR 2 cooperated
VAR 3 cooperated
VAR 4 cooperating
DEF = to work or act together for a shared purpose
EX 1 The British cooperated with the French in building a plane that neither country could afford by itself. Let's all cooperate to get the work done quickly
LEMMA co-opt
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 co-opts
VAR 2 co-opted
VAR 3 co-opted
VAR 4 co-opting
DEF = (of the members of an elected group) to choose (someone not elected) as a fellow member
EX 1 I wasn't elected to the committee: I was co-opted onto it so that I could give them my specialist professional advice
LEMMA coop up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coops
VAR 2 cooped
VAR 3 cooped
VAR 4 cooping
DEF = to enclose; limit the freedom of (a person or animal)
EX 1 How long are we going to stay cooped up in here? Let's get out for some fresh air!
LEMMA coordinate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coordinates
VAR 2 coordinated
VAR 3 coordinated
VAR 4 coordinating
DEF = to (cause to) work together, esp. to increase effectiveness
EX 1 If we coordinate our efforts we should be able to defeat the enemy
LEMMA coordinate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coordinates
VAR 2 coordinated
VAR 3 coordinated
VAR 4 coordinating
DEF = to (cause to) work together, esp. to increase effectiveness
EX 1 If we coordinate our efforts we should be able to defeat the enemy
LEMMA coordinate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coordinates
VAR 2 coordinated
VAR 3 coordinated
VAR 4 coordinating
DEF = to (cause to) work together, esp. to increase effectiveness
EX 1 If we coordinate our efforts we should be able to defeat the enemy
LEMMA cop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cops
VAR 2 copped
VAR 3 copped
VAR 4 copping
DEF = sl esp. BrE to catch (someone who has done or is doing something wrong)
EX 1 Mother copped me stealing cakes from the kitchen and beat me severely
LEMMA cop
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cops
VAR 2 copped
VAR 3 copped
VAR 4 copping
DEF = sl esp. BrE to catch (someone who has done or is doing something wrong)
EX 1 Mother copped me stealing cakes from the kitchen and beat me severely
LEMMA cope
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copes
VAR 2 coped
VAR 3 coped
VAR 4 coping
DEF = to deal successfully with something
EX 1 Jean felt unable to cope with (driving in) heavy traffic after her accident. (Esp. BrE) After her nervous illness Janet lost the ability to cope
LEMMA cop out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cops
VAR 2 copped
VAR 3 copped
VAR 4 copping
DEF = to avoid one's responsibilities
EX 1 You've got to do it: don't try to cop out (of it) by telling me you're too busy!
LEMMA cop out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cops
VAR 2 copped
VAR 3 copped
VAR 4 copping
DEF = to avoid one's responsibilities
EX 1 You've got to do it: don't try to cop out (of it) by telling me you're too busy!
LEMMA copper
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coppers
VAR 2 coppered
VAR 3 coppered
VAR 4 coppering
DEF = to cover (an object, esp. the bottom of a ship) with copper
EX 1
LEMMA copulate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 copulates
VAR 2 copulated
VAR 3 copulated
VAR 4 copulating
DEF = (of a human) to have sex
EX 1
LEMMA copulate
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 copulates
VAR 2 copulated
VAR 3 copulated
VAR 4 copulating
DEF = (of an animal) to MATE@3
EX 1
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = to make a copy of (something)
EX 1
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = to follow (someone or something) as a standard or pattern
EX 1 Jean always copies the way I dress. What I wear today she wears tomorrow
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = derog to cheat by writing or doing (exactly the same thing) as someone else
EX 1 You copied this work off Paul. I know because you've made exactly the same mistakes
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = derog to cheat by writing or doing (exactly the same thing) as someone else
EX 1 You copied this work off Paul. I know because you've made exactly the same mistakes
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = derog to cheat by writing or doing (exactly the same thing) as someone else
EX 1 You copied this work off Paul. I know because you've made exactly the same mistakes
LEMMA copy
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = derog to cheat by writing or doing (exactly the same thing) as someone else
EX 1 You copied this work off Paul. I know because you've made exactly the same mistakes
LEMMA copy out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 copies
VAR 2 copied
VAR 3 copied
VAR 4 copying
DEF = to write (something) exactly as written elsewhere
EX 1 The teacher asked the children to copy out notes from their history book
LEMMA cord
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cords
VAR 2 corded
VAR 3 corded
VAR 4 cording
DEF = to tie, bind, or connect with cord
EX 1
LEMMA cord
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cords
VAR 2 corded
VAR 3 corded
VAR 4 cording
DEF = to tie, bind, or connect with cord
EX 1
LEMMA cordon off
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cordons
VAR 2 cordoned
VAR 3 cordoned
VAR 4 cordoning
DEF = to enclose (an area) with a line of police, soldiers, military vehicles, etc.
EX 1
LEMMA core
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 cores
VAR 2 cored
VAR 3 cored
VAR 4 coring
DEF = to remove the CORE@1 (1) from (a fruit)
EX 1
LEMMA cork
POS v
FIELD1 bv
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 corks
VAR 2 corked
VAR 3 corked
VAR 4 corking
DEF = to close (the neck of a bottle or other object) tightly with a CORK@1 (2)
EX 1
LEMMA cork up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corks
VAR 2 corked
VAR 3 corked
VAR 4 corking
DEF = BOTTLE UP
EX 1
LEMMA corn
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 corns
VAR 2 corned
VAR 3 corned
VAR 4 corning
DEF = to preserve (meat) by preserving in salt or covering with salty water
EX 1
LEMMA corn
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 corns
VAR 2 corned
VAR 3 corned
VAR 4 corning
DEF = to preserve (meat) by preserving in salt or covering with salty water
EX 1
LEMMA corner
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corners
VAR 2 cornered
VAR 3 cornered
VAR 4 cornering
DEF = to force (a person or animal) into a difficult or threatening position
EX 1 fought like a cornered animal
LEMMA corner
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corners
VAR 2 cornered
VAR 3 cornered
VAR 4 cornering
DEF = to force (a person or animal) into a difficult or threatening position
EX 1 fought like a cornered animal
LEMMA corner
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 corners
VAR 2 cornered
VAR 3 cornered
VAR 4 cornering
DEF = to gain control of (the buying, selling, or production of goods)
EX 1 By defeating their main competitor this firm has cornered the wheat market
LEMMA corner
POS v
FIELD1 au
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 corners
VAR 2 cornered
VAR 3 cornered
VAR 4 cornering
DEF = (of a vehicle, driver, etc.) to turn a corner
EX 1 My car corners well even in bad weather
LEMMA corral
POS v
FIELD1 ah
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 corrals
VAR 2 corralled
VAR 3 corralled
VAR 4 corralling
DEF = to drive (animals) into a CORRAL@1 (1)
EX 1
LEMMA corral
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrals
VAR 2 corralled
VAR 3 corralled
VAR 4 corralling
DEF = to arrange (carts) into a ring for protection against attack
EX 1
LEMMA correct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrects
VAR 2 corrected
VAR 3 corrected
VAR 4 correcting
DEF = to make right; mark the mistakes in
EX 1 Correct my spelling if it's wrong
LEMMA correct
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrects
VAR 2 corrected
VAR 3 corrected
VAR 4 correcting
DEF = to cure cure of a fault, esp. by punishing
EX 1 Parents seem unwilling to correct their children these days
LEMMA correlate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 correlates
VAR 2 correlated
VAR 3 correlated
VAR 4 correlating
DEF = to (show to) have a close shared relationship or causal connection
EX 1 It is interesting to correlate the history of the 19th century with its literature
LEMMA correlate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 correlates
VAR 2 correlated
VAR 3 correlated
VAR 4 correlating
DEF = to (show to) have a close shared relationship or causal connection
EX 1 It is interesting to correlate the history of the 19th century with its literature
LEMMA correspond
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corresponds
VAR 2 corresponded
VAR 3 corresponded
VAR 4 corresponding
DEF = to be in agreement; match
EX 1 These goods don't correspond with/to the list of those I ordered
LEMMA correspond
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corresponds
VAR 2 corresponded
VAR 3 corresponded
VAR 4 corresponding
DEF = to be in agreement; match
EX 1 These goods don't correspond with/to the list of those I ordered
LEMMA correspond
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corresponds
VAR 2 corresponded
VAR 3 corresponded
VAR 4 corresponding
DEF = to be like or equal; match closely
EX 1 Does the Irish word "COLLEEN" correspond to the English word "girl"?
LEMMA correspond
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corresponds
VAR 2 corresponded
VAR 3 corresponded
VAR 4 corresponding
DEF = to exchange letters regularly
EX 1 Janet and Bob corresponded for many years before they met
LEMMA corroborate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corroborates
VAR 2 corroborated
VAR 3 corroborated
VAR 4 corroborating
DEF = to support or strengthen (an opinion, belief, idea, etc.) by fresh information or proof
EX 1 A person who saw the road accident corroborated the driver's statement
LEMMA corrode
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 corrodes
VAR 2 corroded
VAR 3 corroded
VAR 4 corroding
DEF = to (cause to) become worn or be destroyed slowly, esp. by chemical action
EX 1 Acid causes metal to corrode
LEMMA corrode
POS v
FIELD1 si
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 corrodes
VAR 2 corroded
VAR 3 corroded
VAR 4 corroding
DEF = to (cause to) become worn or be destroyed slowly, esp. by chemical action
EX 1 Acid causes metal to corrode
LEMMA corrugate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrugates
VAR 2 corrugated
VAR 3 corrugated
VAR 4 corrugating
DEF = to (cause to) have wavelike folds
EX 1 Sheets of corrugated iron are often used by builders for roofs and fences
LEMMA corrugate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrugates
VAR 2 corrugated
VAR 3 corrugated
VAR 4 corrugating
DEF = to (cause to) have wavelike folds
EX 1 Sheets of corrugated iron are often used by builders for roofs and fences
LEMMA corrugate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrugates
VAR 2 corrugated
VAR 3 corrugated
VAR 4 corrugating
DEF = to (cause to) have wavelike folds
EX 1 Sheets of corrugated iron are often used by builders for roofs and fences
LEMMA corrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrupts
VAR 2 corrupted
VAR 3 corrupted
VAR 4 corrupting
DEF = to make morally bad; cause to change from good to bad
EX 1 Complete power corrupts completely
LEMMA corrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrupts
VAR 2 corrupted
VAR 3 corrupted
VAR 4 corrupting
DEF = to make morally bad; cause to change from good to bad
EX 1 Complete power corrupts completely
LEMMA corrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrupts
VAR 2 corrupted
VAR 3 corrupted
VAR 4 corrupting
DEF = to influence (a person, esp. a public official) improperly; BRIBE
EX 1 He was sent to prison for trying to corrupt a policeman with money
LEMMA corrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrupts
VAR 2 corrupted
VAR 3 corrupted
VAR 4 corrupting
DEF = to change the original form of (a language, set of teachings, etc.) in a bad way
EX 1 Has English been corrupted or made richer by the introduction of foreign words?
LEMMA corrupt
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 corrupts
VAR 2 corrupted
VAR 3 corrupted
VAR 4 corrupting
DEF = to change the original form of (a language, set of teachings, etc.) in a bad way
EX 1 Has English been corrupted or made richer by the introduction of foreign words?
LEMMA coruscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coruscates
VAR 2 coruscated
VAR 3 coruscated
VAR 4 coruscating
DEF = to flash; shine
EX 1 a coruscating jewel
LEMMA coruscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coruscates
VAR 2 coruscated
VAR 3 coruscated
VAR 4 coruscating
DEF = to flash; shine
EX 1 a coruscating jewel
LEMMA coruscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coruscates
VAR 2 coruscated
VAR 3 coruscated
VAR 4 coruscating
DEF = to be clever or showy in style
EX 1 coruscating humour
LEMMA coruscate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coruscates
VAR 2 coruscated
VAR 3 coruscated
VAR 4 coruscating
DEF = to be clever or showy in style
EX 1 coruscating humour
LEMMA cosh
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coshes
VAR 2 coshed
VAR 3 coshed
VAR 4 coshing
DEF = to strike (someone or something) with a COSH@1
EX 1
LEMMA cosset
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cossets
VAR 2 cossetted
VAR 3 cossetted
VAR 4 cossetting
DEF = to pay a great deal of attention to making (a person) comfortable and contented; treat very kindly
EX 1
LEMMA cosset
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cossets
VAR 2 cossetted
VAR 3 cossetted
VAR 4 cossetting
DEF = to pay a great deal of attention to making (a person) comfortable and contented; treat very kindly
EX 1
LEMMA cost
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 costs
VAR 2 costed
VAR 3 costed
VAR 4 costing
DEF = to have (an amount of money) as a price
EX 1 It will cost you L50 to fly to Paris. The best goods usually cost most
LEMMA cost
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 costs
VAR 2 costed
VAR 3 costed
VAR 4 costing
DEF = to have (an amount of money) as a price
EX 1 It will cost you L50 to fly to Paris. The best goods usually cost most
LEMMA cost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 costs
VAR 2 costed
VAR 3 costed
VAR 4 costing
DEF = to cause (a person) (loss or disadvantage)
EX 1 Your crime will cost you your life
LEMMA cost
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 costs
VAR 2 costed
VAR 3 costed
VAR 4 costing
DEF = sl esp. BrE to be costly for (someone)
EX 1 It will cost you to go by train, why not go by bus
LEMMA cost
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 costs
VAR 2 costed
VAR 3 costed
VAR 4 costing
DEF = to calculate the price to be charged for (a job, someone's time, etc.)
EX 1 The job was costed by the builder at about L150
LEMMA co-star
POS v
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 co-stars
VAR 2 co-starred
VAR 3 co-starred
VAR 4 co-starring
DEF = to appear as a CO-STAR@1 in a moving picture
EX 1 Who's co-starring with Robert Redford in this new moving picture?
LEMMA co-star
POS v
FIELD1 mp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 co-stars
VAR 2 co-starred
VAR 3 co-starred
VAR 4 co-starring
DEF = (of a moving picture or television play) to have (someone) as a CO-STAR@1
EX 1 "Co-starring Glenda Jackson and Richard Burton"
LEMMA cotton on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cottons
VAR 2 cottoned
VAR 3 cottoned
VAR 4 cottoning
DEF = to understand
EX 1 He'd been speaking for half an hour before I cottoned on (to what he meant)
LEMMA cotton to
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cottons
VAR 2 cottoned
VAR 3 cottoned
VAR 4 cottoning
DEF = to become friendly with (someone)
EX 1 John's very friendly and will cotton (up) to anyone easily
LEMMA couch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couches
VAR 2 couched
VAR 3 couched
VAR 4 couching
DEF = to express (words, a reply, etc.) in a certain way
EX 1 The government's refusal was couched in unfriendly language
LEMMA couch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couches
VAR 2 couched
VAR 3 couched
VAR 4 couching
DEF = (of an animal) to lay (itself) down in hiding, rest or readiness to attack
EX 1 The cat couched (itself) ready to spring
LEMMA couch
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couches
VAR 2 couched
VAR 3 couched
VAR 4 couching
DEF = (of an animal) to lay (itself) down in hiding, rest or readiness to attack
EX 1 The cat couched (itself) ready to spring
LEMMA cough
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 coughs
VAR 2 coughed
VAR 3 coughed
VAR 4 coughing
DEF = to push air out from the throat suddenly, with a rough explosive noise, one or more times, esp. because of discomfort in the lungs or throat during a cold or other infection
EX 1
LEMMA cough
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 xx
VAR 1 coughs
VAR 2 coughed
VAR 3 coughed
VAR 4 coughing
DEF = to clear (something) from the throat by doing this
EX 1 I knew she was seriously ill when she started to cough up blood
LEMMA cough
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 coughs
VAR 2 coughed
VAR 3 coughed
VAR 4 coughing
DEF = to make a sound like a cough
EX 1 The engine coughed but would not start
LEMMA cough
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coughs
VAR 2 coughed
VAR 3 coughed
VAR 4 coughing
DEF = BrE sl to admit that one has done something wrong or unlawful
EX 1 Even after the police threatened him Smith refused to cough
LEMMA cough up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coughs
VAR 2 coughed
VAR 3 coughed
VAR 4 coughing
DEF = to produce (esp. money or information) unwillingly
EX 1
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = past t. of can
EX 1 I can't sing now, but I could when I was young. I couldn't get the tickets yesterday (Compare: Luckily, I was able to get the tickets yesterday)
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = past t. of can
EX 1 I can't sing now, but I could when I was young. I couldn't get the tickets yesterday (Compare: Luckily, I was able to get the tickets yesterday)
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = past t. of can
EX 1 I can't sing now, but I could when I was young. I couldn't get the tickets yesterday (Compare: Luckily, I was able to get the tickets yesterday)
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used instead of can in reported speech)
EX 1 "I can't go." "He said he couldn't go"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used instead of can in reported speech)
EX 1 "I can't go." "He said he couldn't go"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used instead of can in reported speech)
EX 1 "I can't go." "He said he couldn't go"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used, often with if, to say that something would or might be possible)
EX 1 I could come tomorrow (if you like) (Compare: I can come tomorrow, which shows more desire to come). You could earn more if you could work a little harder. "The car won't start", "Couldn't you try pushing it?"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used, often with if, to say that something would or might be possible)
EX 1 I could come tomorrow (if you like) (Compare: I can come tomorrow, which shows more desire to come). You could earn more if you could work a little harder. "The car won't start", "Couldn't you try pushing it?"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (used, often with if, to say that something would or might be possible)
EX 1 I could come tomorrow (if you like) (Compare: I can come tomorrow, which shows more desire to come). You could earn more if you could work a little harder. "The car won't start", "Couldn't you try pushing it?"
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (with requests) would (more polite than can)
EX 1 Could you please hold on a minute?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (with requests) would (more polite than can)
EX 1 Could you please hold on a minute?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (with requests) would (more polite than can)
EX 1 Could you please hold on a minute?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (suggesting that a person should do something, behave in a certain way, etc.) should; ought to (have)
EX 1 You could at least have met me at the station, couldn't you?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (suggesting that a person should do something, behave in a certain way, etc.) should; ought to (have)
EX 1 You could at least have met me at the station, couldn't you?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (suggesting that a person should do something, behave in a certain way, etc.) should; ought to (have)
EX 1 You could at least have met me at the station, couldn't you?
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (in CLAUSEs expressing purpose) might; would be able to
EX 1 I wrote down his telephone number so that I could remember it
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (in CLAUSEs expressing purpose) might; would be able to
EX 1 I wrote down his telephone number so that I could remember it
LEMMA could
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 coulds
VAR 2 coulded
VAR 3 coulded
VAR 4 coulding
DEF = (in CLAUSEs expressing purpose) might; would be able to
EX 1 I wrote down his telephone number so that I could remember it
LEMMA counsel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counsels
VAR 2 counselled
VAR 3 counselled
VAR 4 counselling
DEF = to advise
EX 1 I have waited for 6 months yet you still counsel patience. They counselled against travelling at night in such dangerous country
LEMMA counsel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counsels
VAR 2 counselled
VAR 3 counselled
VAR 4 counselling
DEF = to advise
EX 1 I have waited for 6 months yet you still counsel patience. They counselled against travelling at night in such dangerous country
LEMMA counsel
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counsels
VAR 2 counselled
VAR 3 counselled
VAR 4 counselling
DEF = to advise
EX 1 I have waited for 6 months yet you still counsel patience. They counselled against travelling at night in such dangerous country
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name the numbers in order, one by one or by groups
EX 1 He closed his eyes, counted to 100 and then came to look for us. John's only 4 but he can already count to 20
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name the numbers in order, one by one or by groups
EX 1 He closed his eyes, counted to 100 and then came to look for us. John's only 4 but he can already count to 20
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name the numbers in regular order up to and including (a particular number)
EX 1 Count 20 then come and find me
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name the numbers in regular order up to and including (a particular number)
EX 1 Count 20 then come and find me
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name (objects) one by one in order to find the whole number in a collection; total; add up
EX 1 Count the apples in this box. Have the votes been counted yet?
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to say or name (objects) one by one in order to find the whole number in a collection; total; add up
EX 1 Count the apples in this box. Have the votes been counted yet?
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to include
EX 1 There are 6 people in my family counting my mother and father
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to consider; regard
EX 1 After such a bad accident you should count yourself lucky you're alive. Janet was counted among the greatest dancers of the century.
LEMMA count
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to have value, force, or importance
EX 1 It is not how much you read but what you read that counts
LEMMA count down
POS v
FIELD1 ao
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to count backwards in seconds to zero, esp. before sending a space vehicle into space
EX 1
LEMMA countenance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countenances
VAR 2 countenanced
VAR 3 countenanced
VAR 4 countenancing
DEF = to give support or approval to; permit; allow
EX 1 We will never countenance violence, however serious the threat against us Your father won't countenance you/your marrying a foreigner
LEMMA countenance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countenances
VAR 2 countenanced
VAR 3 countenanced
VAR 4 countenancing
DEF = to give support or approval to; permit; allow
EX 1 We will never countenance violence, however serious the threat against us Your father won't countenance you/your marrying a foreigner
LEMMA countenance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countenances
VAR 2 countenanced
VAR 3 countenanced
VAR 4 countenancing
DEF = to give support or approval to; permit; allow
EX 1 We will never countenance violence, however serious the threat against us Your father won't countenance you/your marrying a foreigner
LEMMA counter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counters
VAR 2 countered
VAR 3 countered
VAR 4 countering
DEF = to oppose; move or act in opposition to (something)
EX 1 My employer countered my request for more money by threatening to dismiss me
LEMMA counter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counters
VAR 2 countered
VAR 3 countered
VAR 4 countering
DEF = to make of no value; NULLIFY (2)
EX 1 The government is trying to counter the general opinion that its actions favour the rich, by increasing income tax on higher incomes
LEMMA counter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counters
VAR 2 countered
VAR 3 countered
VAR 4 countering
DEF = to meet (an attack, or blow) with another attack or blow; RETALIATE
EX 1 Try to counter with your left (=left hand)
LEMMA counter
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counters
VAR 2 countered
VAR 3 countered
VAR 4 countering
DEF = to meet (an attack, or blow) with another attack or blow; RETALIATE
EX 1 Try to counter with your left (=left hand)
LEMMA counteract
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counteracts
VAR 2 counteracted
VAR 3 counteracted
VAR 4 counteracting
DEF = to lessen, reduce, or oppose the effect of (something) by opposite action
EX 1 This drug should counteract the snake's poison
LEMMA counterattack
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 counterattacks
VAR 2 counterattacked
VAR 3 counterattacked
VAR 4 counterattacking
DEF = to make a COUNTERATTACK@1 (on)
EX 1
LEMMA counterattack
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 counterattacks
VAR 2 counterattacked
VAR 3 counterattacked
VAR 4 counterattacking
DEF = to make a COUNTERATTACK@1 (on)
EX 1
LEMMA counterbalance
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counterbalances
VAR 2 counterbalanced
VAR 3 counterbalanced
VAR 4 counterbalancing
DEF = to oppose or balance with an equal weight or force
EX 1 The man used his weight to counterbalance the load and prevent it from slipping
LEMMA counterfeit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counterfeits
VAR 2 counterfeited
VAR 3 counterfeited
VAR 4 counterfeiting
DEF = to copy (something) closely in order to deceive
EX 1 It is against the law to counterfeit money
LEMMA countermand
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countermands
VAR 2 countermanded
VAR 3 countermanded
VAR 4 countermanding
DEF = to declare (a command already given) ineffective, often by giving a different order
EX 1
LEMMA countermand
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countermands
VAR 2 countermanded
VAR 3 countermanded
VAR 4 countermanding
DEF = to take back (an order for goods)
EX 1 Mrs Brown wishes to countermand her order for this electric fire
LEMMA countermarch
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 countermarches
VAR 2 countermarched
VAR 3 countermarched
VAR 4 countermarching
DEF = (of a group of soldiers) to change direction while continuing to march in the same order
EX 1
LEMMA counterpoise
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counterpoises
VAR 2 counterpoised
VAR 3 counterpoised
VAR 4 counterpoising
DEF = COUNTERBALANCE@2
EX 1
LEMMA countersign
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 pl
VAR 1 countersigns
VAR 2 countersigned
VAR 3 countersigned
VAR 4 countersigning
DEF = to sign (a paper already signed by someone else)
EX 1 When you have signed the agreement, it will be countersigned by a director of the firm
LEMMA countersink
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 countersinks
VAR 2 countersinked
VAR 3 countersinked
VAR 4 countersinking
DEF = to enlarge (the top of a hole) so that the head of a screw will fit level with the surface
EX 1
LEMMA countersink
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 countersinks
VAR 2 countersinked
VAR 3 countersinked
VAR 4 countersinking
DEF = to fit (a screw) into such an enlarged hole
EX 1
LEMMA countervail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countervails
VAR 2 countervailed
VAR 3 countervailed
VAR 4 countervailing
DEF = to act against (something) with equal force
EX 1 The government was opposed by the countervailing power of parliament
LEMMA countervail
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 countervails
VAR 2 countervailed
VAR 3 countervailed
VAR 4 countervailing
DEF = to act against (something) with equal force
EX 1 The government was opposed by the countervailing power of parliament
LEMMA count in
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to include
EX 1 If you're planning a trip to London count me in
LEMMA count off
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = NUMBER@2 (3)
EX 1
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to depend on (someone, something, or something happening)
EX 1 You can't count on the weather being fine
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to depend on (someone, something, or something happening)
EX 1 You can't count on the weather being fine
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to depend on (someone, something, or something happening)
EX 1 You can't count on the weather being fine
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to depend on (someone, something, or something happening)
EX 1 You can't count on the weather being fine
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to expect; take into account
EX 1 I didn't count on John arriving so early; we've not even started preparing dinner yet
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to expect; take into account
EX 1 I didn't count on John arriving so early; we've not even started preparing dinner yet
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to expect; take into account
EX 1 I didn't count on John arriving so early; we've not even started preparing dinner yet
LEMMA count on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to expect; take into account
EX 1 I didn't count on John arriving so early; we've not even started preparing dinner yet
LEMMA count out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to put down in turn while counting
EX 1 He counted out 10 L5 notes
LEMMA count out
POS v
FIELD1 gy
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = to declare (a BOXer@4 who fails to rise from the floor after 10 seconds) to be loser of a fight
EX 1
LEMMA count out
POS v
FIELD1 pl
FIELD2 ub
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = tech to declare that there are too few members present for (Parliament) to do business
EX 1 The HOUSE OF COMMONS was counted out last night because only 10 MPs were present
LEMMA count out
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 counts
VAR 2 counted
VAR 3 counted
VAR 4 counting
DEF = infml leave out by choice
EX 1 If you're playing football in this rainy weather you can count me out
LEMMA couple
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to join together; connect
EX 1 The train will be ready to leave when all the carriages have been coupled
LEMMA couple
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to join together; connect
EX 1 The train will be ready to leave when all the carriages have been coupled
LEMMA couple
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = (of animals) to unite sexually; MATE
EX 1
LEMMA couple
POS v
FIELD1 md
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = (of animals) to unite sexually; MATE
EX 1
LEMMA couple on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to fasten (one thing) to another
EX 1 The train was very full so they coupled 2 more carriages on at Crewe
LEMMA couple on
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to fasten (one thing) to another
EX 1 The train was very full so they coupled 2 more carriages on at Crewe
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to join (one thing or set of things) to another
EX 1 Working too hard, coupled with not getting enough sleep, made him ill
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to join (one thing or set of things) to another
EX 1 Working too hard, coupled with not getting enough sleep, made him ill
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to join (one thing or set of things) to another
EX 1 Working too hard, coupled with not getting enough sleep, made him ill
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to think of as being related
EX 1 I've always coupled the word "America" with freedom and equality
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to think of as being related
EX 1 I've always coupled the word "America" with freedom and equality
LEMMA couple with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 couples
VAR 2 coupled
VAR 3 coupled
VAR 4 coupling
DEF = to think of as being related
EX 1 I've always coupled the word "America" with freedom and equality
LEMMA course
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courses
VAR 2 coursed
VAR 3 coursed
VAR 4 coursing
DEF = (of liquid) to flow or move rapidly
EX 1 Tears coursed down his cheeks
LEMMA course
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 hf
VAR 1 courses
VAR 2 coursed
VAR 3 coursed
VAR 4 coursing
DEF = to cause (a rabbit or HARE) to be chased by dogs as a sport
EX 1
LEMMA course
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 hf
VAR 1 courses
VAR 2 coursed
VAR 3 coursed
VAR 4 coursing
DEF = to cause (a rabbit or HARE) to be chased by dogs as a sport
EX 1
LEMMA court
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courts
VAR 2 courted
VAR 3 courted
VAR 4 courting
DEF = to pay attention to (an important or influential person) in order to gain favour, advantage, approval, etc.
EX 1 He's courting his rich old aunt in the hope that he'll get her money when she dies
LEMMA court
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courts
VAR 2 courted
VAR 3 courted
VAR 4 courting
DEF = (of a man) to spend time with or pay attention to (a woman one hopes to marry)
EX 1 John courted Mary for years before she agreed to marry him
LEMMA court
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courts
VAR 2 courted
VAR 3 courted
VAR 4 courting
DEF = (of a man and woman) to be in a relationship that may lead to marriage
EX 1 Jean and Bob courted in secret because their parents opposed their plans to marry
LEMMA court
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courts
VAR 2 courted
VAR 3 courted
VAR 4 courting
DEF = to try to obtain (a desired state)
EX 1 The teacher tried to court popularity by giving his pupils very little work
LEMMA court
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 courts
VAR 2 courted
VAR 3 courted
VAR 4 courting
DEF = to risk (something bad), often foolishly or without enough thought
EX 1 to court danger/defeat/DISASTER
LEMMA court-martial
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 lw
VAR 1 court-martials
VAR 2 court-martialled
VAR 3 court-martialled
VAR 4 court-martialling
DEF = to try (someone) in a military court for an offence against military law
EX 1
LEMMA covenant
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covenants
VAR 2 covenanted
VAR 3 covenanted
VAR 4 covenanting
DEF = to promise in writing
EX 1 I covenanted to pay L1 a week to the church
LEMMA covenant
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covenants
VAR 2 covenanted
VAR 3 covenanted
VAR 4 covenanting
DEF = to promise in writing
EX 1 I covenanted to pay L1 a week to the church
LEMMA covenant
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covenants
VAR 2 covenanted
VAR 3 covenanted
VAR 4 covenanting
DEF = to promise in writing
EX 1 I covenanted to pay L1 a week to the church
LEMMA covenant
POS v
FIELD1 lw
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covenants
VAR 2 covenanted
VAR 3 covenanted
VAR 4 covenanting
DEF = to promise in writing
EX 1 I covenanted to pay L1 a week to the church
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to place or spread something upon, over, or in front of (something) in order to protect, hide, etc.
EX 1 The noise was so loud that she covered her ears with her hands
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to be or lie on the surface of (something); spread over (something)
EX 1 Dust covered all the furniture
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to have as a size
EX 1 The town covers 5 square miles
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to travel (a distance)
EX 1 I want to cover 100 miles by dark
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to watch (a place, building, area, etc.) for possible trouble
EX 1 The police have got all the roads out of town covered
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to watch (a place, building, area, etc.) for possible trouble
EX 1 The police have got all the roads out of town covered
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to report the details of (an event, particular state of affairs, etc.) as for a newspaper
EX 1 I want our best reporters sent to cover the political trials
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to be enough money for
EX 1 Will L10 cover the cost of a new skirt?
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to protect as from loss; INSURE
EX 1 You should get yourself covered as soon as possible
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to protect as from loss; INSURE
EX 1 You should get yourself covered as soon as possible
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to protect (a person) by aiming a gun at an enemy
EX 1 You run to the garage and start the car while I cover you from the upstairs window
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to keep a gun aimed at (someone)
EX 1 The police covered the dangerous criminal with a gun until the other man arrived
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 mi
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = (of a gun, castle, fort, etc.) to command; control
EX 1 This fort covers the entrance to the harbour
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 sp
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = (in sport) to guard the play of (an opponent) (in sport) to defend (an area or position) against attack by the other team
EX 1
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to act in place of (someone who is absent)
EX 1 John's ill today so will you cover for him Jean?
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to act in place of (someone who is absent)
EX 1 John's ill today so will you cover for him Jean?
LEMMA cover
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to include; consist of; take into account
EX 1 The doctor's talk covered the history of medicine from Roman times to the present day
LEMMA cover up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to prevent (something) from being noticed
EX 1 She tried to cover up her nervousness as she waited to make her speech
LEMMA cover up for
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covers
VAR 2 covered
VAR 3 covered
VAR 4 covering
DEF = to hide something wrong or shameful in order to save (someone else) from punishment, blame, etc.
EX 1 He says he's guilty of the crime, but I think he's trying to cover up for a friend
LEMMA covet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covets
VAR 2 coveted
VAR 3 coveted
VAR 4 coveting
DEF = bibl & derog to desire eagerly to possess (something, esp. something belonging to another person)
EX 1 Never covet wealth and power
LEMMA covet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covets
VAR 2 coveted
VAR 3 coveted
VAR 4 coveting
DEF = bibl & derog to desire eagerly to possess (something, esp. something belonging to another person)
EX 1 Never covet wealth and power
LEMMA covet
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 covets
VAR 2 coveted
VAR 3 coveted
VAR 4 coveting
DEF = bibl & derog to desire eagerly to possess (something, esp. something belonging to another person)
EX 1 Never covet wealth and power
LEMMA cow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cows
VAR 2 cowed
VAR 3 cowed
VAR 4 cowing
DEF = to conquer or bring under control by violence or threats
EX 1 The generals tried to cow opposition to their military rule by imprisoning a number of leading politicians
LEMMA cow
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cows
VAR 2 cowed
VAR 3 cowed
VAR 4 cowing
DEF = to conquer or bring under control by violence or threats
EX 1 The generals tried to cow opposition to their military rule by imprisoning a number of leading politicians
LEMMA cower
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cowers
VAR 2 cowered
VAR 3 cowered
VAR 4 cowering
DEF = to bend low and draw back as from fear, pain, shame, cold etc.; CRINGE
EX 1 The dog cowered when its master beat it
LEMMA cox
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 coxes
VAR 2 coxed
VAR 3 coxed
VAR 4 coxing
DEF = to guide and control (a rowing boat), esp. in races
EX 1
LEMMA cox
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 zr
VAR 1 coxes
VAR 2 coxed
VAR 3 coxed
VAR 4 coxing
DEF = to guide and control (a rowing boat), esp. in races
EX 1
LEMMA cozen into
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cozens
VAR 2 cozened
VAR 3 cozened
VAR 4 cozening
DEF = to cause (someone) to (do something), esp. by tricks or by skilfully persuading
EX 1 He cozened the old lady into trusting him with her money
LEMMA cozen out of
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cozens
VAR 2 cozened
VAR 3 cozened
VAR 4 cozening
DEF = to get (something) from (someone), esp. by tricks or by skilfully persuading
EX 1 The pretty child could cozen anything out of her old grandfather
LEMMA crab
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crabs
VAR 2 crabbed
VAR 3 crabbed
VAR 4 crabbing
DEF = infml to complain in a bad-tempered way
EX 1
LEMMA crab
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crabs
VAR 2 crabbed
VAR 3 crabbed
VAR 4 crabbing
DEF = lit to make bad-tempered, bitter, or sour
EX 1
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) make a sudden explosive sound
EX 1 The whip cracked threateningly
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) make a sudden explosive sound
EX 1 The whip cracked threateningly
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) break without dividing into separate parts; split
EX 1 Don't pour hot water into the glass or it will crack. I don't like drinking from cracked cups
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) break without dividing into separate parts; split
EX 1 Don't pour hot water into the glass or it will crack. I don't like drinking from cracked cups
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) break without dividing into separate parts; split
EX 1 Don't pour hot water into the glass or it will crack. I don't like drinking from cracked cups
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) break open
EX 1 The plant will not grow until the seed has cracked open. Although the criminals used explosives they were unable to crack the SAFE
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) break open
EX 1 The plant will not grow until the seed has cracked open. Although the criminals used explosives they were unable to crack the SAFE
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) change suddenly or sharply in direction, level, loudness, etc.
EX 1 His voice cracked with grief as he spoke about his dead brother at the funeral
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) change suddenly or sharply in direction, level, loudness, etc.
EX 1 His voice cracked with grief as he spoke about his dead brother at the funeral
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = infml to tell (a joke) in a clever or very amusing way
EX 1
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to fail as a result of difficulties from inside or outside; lose control or effectiveness
EX 1 Pressure of work caused John to crack up
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to strike with a sudden blow
EX 1 The teacher cracked the disobedient pupil's fingers with his ruler
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) strike with a sudden blow
EX 1 The boy fell and cracked his head against the wall
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to (cause to) strike with a sudden blow
EX 1 The boy fell and cracked his head against the wall
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to discover the secret of
EX 1
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = infml to open (a bottle) for drinking
EX 1
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = tech to (cause to) separate into simpler compounds
EX 1 This is a cracking plant where oil is cracked by heating under pressure
LEMMA crack
POS v
FIELD1 eg
FIELD2 si
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = tech to (cause to) separate into simpler compounds
EX 1 This is a cracking plant where oil is cracked by heating under pressure
LEMMA crack down
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cracks
VAR 2 cracked
VAR 3 cracked
VAR 4 cracking
DEF = to become more severe
EX 1 The military government declared its intention of cracking down on all political activity
LEMMA crackle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crackles
VAR 2 crackled
VAR 3 crackled
VAR 4 crackling
DEF = to (cause to) make small sharp sudden repeated sounds
EX 1 The fire crackled
LEMMA crackle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crackles
VAR 2 crackled
VAR 3 crackled
VAR 4 crackling
DEF = to (cause to) make small sharp sudden repeated sounds
EX 1 The fire crackled
LEMMA crackle
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crackles
VAR 2 crackled
VAR 3 crackled
VAR 4 crackling
DEF = to (cause to) make small sharp sudden repeated sounds
EX 1 The fire crackled
LEMMA cradle
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cradles
VAR 2 cradled
VAR 3 cradled
VAR 4 cradling
DEF = to hold gently as if in a CRADLE@1 (1)
EX 1 John cradled his baby daughter in his arms. (fig.) cradled in sleep
LEMMA craft
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crafts
VAR 2 crafted
VAR 3 crafted
VAR 4 crafting
DEF = to make by or as if by hand
EX 1 a carefully crafted story
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to force or press (a person or thing) into a small space
EX 1 to cram people into a railway carriage Have you seen the way he crams food down (his mouth)?
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to force or press (a person or thing) into a small space
EX 1 to cram people into a railway carriage Have you seen the way he crams food down (his mouth)?
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to force or press (a person or thing) into a small space
EX 1 to cram people into a railway carriage Have you seen the way he crams food down (his mouth)?
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to fill (something) too full (note the phr. cram full)
EX 1 Don't cram your bag too full of clothes. Stop cramming your face with food!
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to prepare (a pupil or student) for an examination by hastily giving as much information and facts as possible
EX 1
LEMMA cram
POS v
FIELD1 ed
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crams
VAR 2 crammed
VAR 3 crammed
VAR 4 cramming
DEF = to prepare oneself for an examination by working very hard and learning hastily
EX 1
LEMMA cramp
POS v
FIELD1 bd
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 cramps
VAR 2 cramped
VAR 3 cramped
VAR 4 cramping
DEF = to fasten tightly with a CRAMP@2
EX 1
LEMMA cramp
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cramps
VAR 2 cramped
VAR 3 cramped
VAR 4 cramping
DEF = to prevent the natural growth or development of (something)
EX 1
LEMMA crane
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cranes
VAR 2 craned
VAR 3 craned
VAR 4 craning
DEF = to stretch out (one's neck) esp. to get a better view
EX 1 Jane craned her neck to look for her husband in the crowd
LEMMA crane
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 cranes
VAR 2 craned
VAR 3 craned
VAR 4 craning
DEF = to stretch out (one's neck) esp. to get a better view
EX 1 Jane craned her neck to look for her husband in the crowd
LEMMA crank
POS v
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cranks
VAR 2 cranked
VAR 3 cranked
VAR 4 cranking
DEF = to use a CRANK@1 (1) to turn (a rod)
EX 1
LEMMA crank
POS v
FIELD1 hw
FIELD2 zt
VAR 1 cranks
VAR 2 cranked
VAR 3 cranked
VAR 4 cranking
DEF = to use a CRANK@1 (1) to start (a car)
EX 1 My car's so old that I have to crank it on cold mornings
LEMMA crap
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craps
VAR 2 crapped
VAR 3 crapped
VAR 4 crapping
DEF = to pass waste matter from the bowels
EX 1
LEMMA crap up
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craps
VAR 2 craped
VAR 3 craped
VAR 4 craping
DEF = to do very badly; spoil
EX 1 If you crap up the work again, you'll be out of a job!
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to (cause to) have a sudden, violent, and noisy accident
EX 1 The car crashed on the bend, killing its driver and 2 passengers. The car would not stop so the driver had to crash it into the wall
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to (cause to) have a sudden, violent, and noisy accident
EX 1 The car crashed on the bend, killing its driver and 2 passengers. The car would not stop so the driver had to crash it into the wall
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to (cause to) fall or strike the ground noisily and violently
EX 1 She crashed the plates angrily down on the table
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to (cause to) fall or strike the ground noisily and violently
EX 1 She crashed the plates angrily down on the table
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to move violently and noisily
EX 1 The angry elephant crashed through the forest towards the hunters' camp
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = to make a sudden loud noise
EX 1 The lightning flashed and thunder crashed
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 bz
FIELD2 ec
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = (in the world of business and money matters) to fail suddenly; come to ruin
EX 1 The New York STOCK EXCHANGE crashed in 1929
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = infml also gatecrash_ to join (a party) without having been invited
EX 1
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = infml also gatecrash_ to join (a party) without having been invited
EX 1
LEMMA crash
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crashes
VAR 2 crashed
VAR 3 crashed
VAR 4 crashing
DEF = sl to spend the night in a particular place; sleep
EX 1 Can I crash on your floor tonight?
LEMMA crash-dive
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crash-dives
VAR 2 crash-dived
VAR 3 crash-dived
VAR 4 crash-diving
DEF = (of a SUBMARINE) to sink to a great depth to escape attack by ships or planes to take (a SUBMARINE) down to a great depth to escape attack by ships or planes
EX 1
LEMMA crash-dive
POS v
FIELD1 na
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crash-dives
VAR 2 crash-dived
VAR 3 crash-dived
VAR 4 crash-diving
DEF = (of a SUBMARINE) to sink to a great depth to escape attack by ships or planes to take (a SUBMARINE) down to a great depth to escape attack by ships or planes
EX 1
LEMMA crash-land
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crash-lands
VAR 2 crash-landed
VAR 3 crash-landed
VAR 4 crash-landing
DEF = (of a plane) to crash in a controlled way so that as little damage as possible is done to cause (a plane) to crash in this way
EX 1
LEMMA crash-land
POS v
FIELD1 ae
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crash-lands
VAR 2 crash-landed
VAR 3 crash-landed
VAR 4 crash-landing
DEF = (of a plane) to crash in a controlled way so that as little damage as possible is done to cause (a plane) to crash in this way
EX 1
LEMMA crate
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crates
VAR 2 crated
VAR 3 crated
VAR 4 crating
DEF = to pack into a CRATE@1
EX 1
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = to have a very strong desire for (something)
EX 1 She craves (after) admiration. I'm craving for a cup of tea, I've not had one all day. (lit) The tired boy craved after rest
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = to have a very strong desire for (something)
EX 1 She craves (after) admiration. I'm craving for a cup of tea, I've not had one all day. (lit) The tired boy craved after rest
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = to have a very strong desire for (something)
EX 1 She craves (after) admiration. I'm craving for a cup of tea, I've not had one all day. (lit) The tired boy craved after rest
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = to have a very strong desire for (something)
EX 1 She craves (after) admiration. I'm craving for a cup of tea, I've not had one all day. (lit) The tired boy craved after rest
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = fml & pomp to ask seriously for
EX 1 May I crave your attention?
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = fml & pomp to ask seriously for
EX 1 May I crave your attention?
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = fml & pomp to ask seriously for
EX 1 May I crave your attention?
LEMMA crave
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 craves
VAR 2 craved
VAR 3 craved
VAR 4 craving
DEF = fml & pomp to ask seriously for
EX 1 May I crave your attention?
LEMMA crawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crawls
VAR 2 crawled
VAR 3 crawled
VAR 4 crawling
DEF = to move slowly with the body close to the ground or floor, or on the hands and knees
EX 1 The baby crawled across the room. There's an insect crawling up your back!
LEMMA crawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crawls
VAR 2 crawled
VAR 3 crawled
VAR 4 crawling
DEF = to go very slowly
EX 1 The roads were very busy so traffic crawled along at 10 miles an hour
LEMMA crawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crawls
VAR 2 crawled
VAR 3 crawled
VAR 4 crawling
DEF = to be completely covered by worms, insects, or other such animals
EX 1 Don't eat that apple, it's crawling with worms. (fig.) After the explosion the town was crawling with soldiers
LEMMA crawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crawls
VAR 2 crawled
VAR 3 crawled
VAR 4 crawling
DEF = to have an unpleasant sensation, as of worms, insects, etc., creeping over one's skin
EX 1 The sight of snakes makes my flesh crawl
LEMMA crawl
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crawls
VAR 2 crawled
VAR 3 crawled
VAR 4 crawling
DEF = infml to try to win the favour of someone of higher rank by being too nice to them, doing small jobs for them, etc.
EX 1 She's not very clever but the teacher likes her because she crawls to him
LEMMA crayon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crayons
VAR 2 crayoned
VAR 3 crayoned
VAR 4 crayoning
DEF = to draw with a CRAYON@1
EX 1
LEMMA crayon
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crayons
VAR 2 crayoned
VAR 3 crayoned
VAR 4 crayoning
DEF = to draw with a CRAYON@1
EX 1
LEMMA craze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crazes
VAR 2 crazed
VAR 3 crazed
VAR 4 crazing
DEF = to make very excited, angry, or mad
EX 1 a crazed expression The climber was crazed by the many hours he'd spent in the freezing cold
LEMMA craze
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 crazes
VAR 2 crazed
VAR 3 crazed
VAR 4 crazing
DEF = to make very excited, angry, or mad
EX 1 a crazed expression The climber was crazed by the many hours he'd spent in the freezing cold
LEMMA craze
POS v
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crazes
VAR 2 crazed
VAR 3 crazed
VAR 4 crazing
DEF = tech to make small fine cracks on the surface of (a cup, plate, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA craze
POS v
FIELD1 ce
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 crazes
VAR 2 crazed
VAR 3 crazed
VAR 4 crazing
DEF = tech to make small fine cracks on the surface of (a cup, plate, etc.)
EX 1
LEMMA creak
POS v
FIELD1 sn
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 creaks
VAR 2 creaked
VAR 3 creaked
VAR 4 creaking
DEF = to make the sound of a badly-oiled door when it opens
EX 1 We must oil this door to stop it creaking. creaking with age
LEMMA cream
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = to beat (food) until creamy
EX 1 Cream your butter well before adding the sugar and flour
LEMMA cream
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = to prepare (a vegetable, meat, etc.) with cream or a creamy liquid
EX 1 creamed chicken creamed potatoes
LEMMA cream
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zc
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = to prepare (a vegetable, meat, etc.) with cream or a creamy liquid
EX 1 creamed chicken creamed potatoes
LEMMA cream
POS v
FIELD1 fo
FIELD2 zp
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = to take cream from the surface of (milk)
EX 1
LEMMA cream
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = sl to defeat completely
EX 1
LEMMA cream off
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creams
VAR 2 creamed
VAR 3 creamed
VAR 4 creaming
DEF = to remove (the best)
EX 1 I'm opposed to the idea of creaming off the cleverest pupils and sending them to a special school
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = to make a line or lines appear on (a garment, paper, cloth, etc.) by folding, crushing, or pressing
EX 1 Don't sit for too long or you'll crease your new dress. She wanted to wear her black dress but it was too creased
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = to make a line or lines appear on (a garment, paper, cloth, etc.) by folding, crushing, or pressing
EX 1 Don't sit for too long or you'll crease your new dress. She wanted to wear her black dress but it was too creased
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = to make a thin straight line appear down the back and front of each leg of (a pair of trousers)
EX 1 Don't put those trousers on until I've creased them
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 cl
FIELD2 ..
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = to make a thin straight line appear down the back and front of each leg of (a pair of trousers)
EX 1 Don't put those trousers on until I've creased them
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = to allow such lines to form
EX 1 This new material won't crease
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = sl to cause to laugh a lot
EX 1 That joke really creased me (with laughter)!
LEMMA crease
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creases
VAR 2 creased
VAR 3 creased
VAR 4 creasing
DEF = sl to cause to laugh a lot
EX 1 That joke really creased me (with laughter)!
LEMMA create
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creates
VAR 2 created
VAR 3 created
VAR 4 creating
DEF = to cause (something new) to exist; produce (something new)
EX 1 We've created a beautiful new house from out of an old ruin. Her new dress created much excitement. (fig.) In the play "Death of a Salesman", the part of Willy Loman was created (=acted for the first time) by Lee J. Cobb
LEMMA create
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creates
VAR 2 created
VAR 3 created
VAR 4 creating
DEF = to appoint (someone) to a special rank or position
EX 1 The Queen's son was created Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Caernarvon castle
LEMMA create
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creates
VAR 2 created
VAR 3 created
VAR 4 creating
DEF = to appoint (someone) to a special rank or position
EX 1 The Queen's son was created Prince of Wales at a ceremony in Caernarvon castle
LEMMA create
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 creates
VAR 2 created
VAR 3 created
VAR 4 creating
DEF = infml to be noisily angry
EX 1 I wish the baby would stop creating and go to sleep
LEMMA credit
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 credits
VAR 2 credited
VAR 3 credited
VAR 4 crediting
DEF = to believe
EX 1 Do you really credit the government's statement?
LEMMA credit to
POS v
FIELD1 ec
FIELD2 zb
VAR 1 credits
VAR 2 credited
VAR 3 credited
VAR 4 crediting
DEF = to place (the stated amount of money) in (an account)
EX 1 Please credit L10 to my account/to me
LEMMA credit with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 credits
VAR 2 credited
VAR 3 credited
VAR 4 crediting
DEF = to give CREDIT@1 (2) to (someone) for (something)
EX 1 Please credit me with some sense!
LEMMA credit with
POS v
FIELD1 ġġ
FIELD2 ġġ
VAR 1 credits
VAR 2 credited
VAR 3 credited
VAR 4 crediting
DEF =