Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

  • Word of the Day

    k@ raUz

    intransitive verb
    to revel in a boisterous and drunken manner.
    They’d been carousing in the bar and were now staggering home, still singing and shouting.

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  • Vocabulary of the Day

    no tih faI

    transitive verb
    to give notice to; tell or inform, esp. formally.
    The contest judges notified the winners by mail.
    Who should we notify in case of an emergency?
    The landlord notified the tenants that the water would be shut off in the morning.

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Posted in Academic Vocabulary of the Day by admin2

rih strIkt

transitive verb
definition:  to keep within limits; set bounds to; confine.
example:  The university restricts the number of students who may have cars on campus.
example:  Can we restrict our discussion to just one topic this evening?
example:  The captain restricted the sailor to his quarters.

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Collocations:  Words often used in combination with the transitive verb restrict

restrict + NOUN:    ~ movement, ~ mobility, ~ access, ~ entry, ~ use, ~ ability, ~ rights, ~ freedom, ~ liberty, ~ flow, ~ growth, ~ efforts, ~ attempts, ~  activities, ~ speech, ~ availability, ~ scope,  ~ membership, ~ choice, ~ imports,  ~ trade, ~ sales, ~ number, ~ liability, ~ search, ~ immigration, ~ parking

NOUN + restrict:    law ~ , regulation ~ , legislation ~ , statute ~ , treaty ~, measure ~ , policy ~ , Congress ~ , government ~