Meaning of CAR in English

CAR

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a car accident ( also an automobile accident American English formal )

He was badly injured in a car accident.

a car alarm (= for when someone tries to steal a car )

I was woken by a car alarm in the middle of the night.

a car bomb (= that makes a car explode )

The car bomb killed 21 shoppers.

a car door

She heard a car door slamming.

a car/bus/train etc ride

The resort is a short bus ride away from the hotel.

a car/holiday/shampoo etc advertisement

a glossy magazine full of car advertisements

a car/jewel etc thief

a car/lorry/bicycle etc tyre

They sell and fit car tyres.

a car/motorbike etc engine

I heard the sound of a car engine in the distance.

a car/plane/bus etc journey

the six-hour train journey to London

a car/textile/shoe etc factory

There is a large car factory where many of the local people work.

a car/torch/phone etc battery

Have you checked your mobile phone battery?

a car/train/plane etc crash

He was badly hurt in a car crash.

a company car (= that your company gives you to use )

a family car (= one designed for families with children )

It's a practical family car that is also fun to drive.

a home/car loan (= a loan to buy a home or a car )

They took out a thirty-year home loan.

a house/factory/car etc blaze (= a burning house/factory/car etc )

Three people were badly hurt in a house blaze.

a luxury car

The manager drove a luxury car.

a police car

The men were being followed by an unmarked police car.

armoured car

baggage car

buffet car

bumper car

bus/coach/car etc travel

The price is £98, inclusive of coach travel.

by car/train/bus/taxi etc

They travelled to Chicago by train.

cable car

car alarm

car bomb

car boot sale

car chase

a high-speed car chase

car club

car crime British English (= stealing cars )

the battle against car crime

car hire

a car hire company

car keys

She left her car keys on the hall table.

car maintenance

an evening class in car maintenance

car park

car pool

car seat

car tax

car theft British English , auto theft AmE:

Northern Ireland had one of the highest levels of car theft in Europe.

car wash

car/antique/art etc dealer

car/film/shoe etc maker

a quality furniture maker

a leading Japanese computer maker

car/motor insurance

He was fined for driving without motor insurance.

car/television/telephone etc rental

The price includes accommodation and car rental.

car/ticket/book etc sales

Car sales have fallen every month for the past two years.

car/train/plane wreck

My father died in a car wreck.

classic cars

a collection of classic cars

coffee/wine/car etc producer

leading oil producers

come by car/train/bus etc

Will you be coming by train?

company car

computer/car/insurance etc salesman

courtesy bus/taxi/car/phone etc

The hotel runs a courtesy bus from the airport.

Most reviewers receive a courtesy copy of the book.

crash a car/bus/plane etc

He was drunk when he crashed the car.

diesel car/truck etc

dining car

dodgem car

dozens of people/companies/cars etc (= but not hundreds or thousands )

Dozens of people were killed.

estate car

executive cars/homes etc

freight car

get the car out of the garage

Wait here while I get the car out of the garage.

get the car/engine etc started

He couldn’t get his motorbike started.

getaway car/vehicle/van (= a car etc used by criminals to escape after a crime )

go by bus/train/car etc

It’ll be quicker to go by train.

hybrid car

main/passenger/car etc deck

a staircase leading to the passenger deck

motor car

motor/car/aircraft etc spares

a shortage of aircraft spares

Panda car

patrol boat/car (= used by the army or police )

patrol car

put the car etc into (first/second/third etc) gear

He put the car into gear, and they moved slowly forwards.

put the car in the garage

Dad's just putting the car in the garage.

race car

racing car

restaurant car

sleeping car

sports car

squad car

stock car

stock car racing

the coal/car/textile etc industry

The town was very dependant on the car industry.

the kitchen/car etc window

She had left the kitchen window open.

toy car/soldier/gun etc

travel by train/car/air etc

Emily hated travelling by train.

travel/motion/car/sea etc sickness (= sickness that some people get while travelling )

Turning the car around

Turning the car around , we headed home.

unmarked police car

an unmarked police car

veteran car

vintage car

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

new

Manufacturers are overcharging motorists about £ 1,100 on the average new car , says the Consumers' Association.

Concern about unemployment, which in October rose for a third consecutive month, has sapped demand for houses and new cars .

This week Rover is officially launching its new executive car which will be made at Cowley.

The new car is a joint development between Honda and the Rover Group.

Many new models of cars can already run on unleaded petrol without any adjustment.

People here get just as excited about the prospect of buying a new bike as they might a new car .

Mr Friend, now the £50,000-a-year council chief executive, showered her with luxuries including a new car and a horse.

A proposal to build a new 350-space car park right next to the Musée d'Art Américain created a storm of protest.

■ NOUN

accident

To take one example, a man was killed in a car accident .

I thought he had been in a car accident that had killed everyone else.

In that case the plaintiff had been involved in a car accident .

Voters rejected measures to ban most lawsuits resulting from car accidents , limit shareholder lawsuits and slash lawyers' contingency fees.

For he was not killed in a car accident .

It turned up a 1993 car accident in Tallahassee.

Out of 9,000 children killed or injured in car accidents every year, only 8 die in safety seats.

Colorado rancher Atticus Cody lost his wife years ago in a car accident .

bomb

A car bomb shook Madrid's Barajas airport.

Carl Krebsbach wore it out when he sent away for $ 20 worth of car bombs .

Up to 13 bombs went off across the city, many of them car bombs.

For the first time here in recent years, a car bomb was used against a civilian official.

He had an idea there had been a car bomb at another barracks.

In a weekend of violence, the defence minister, Khaled Nezzar, narrowly escaped from a car bomb attack.

A car bomb explodes in Main Street, destroying scores of shops and businesses.

boot

After the truck, the car boot even with Brian sharing it, was relatively comfortable.

The remarks followed a court case in which a couple admitted selling counterfeit software at car boot sales.

Theodora swung her leather valise from the car boot into the dimly lit entrance hall.

Market stalls, car boot sales and one-day sales are popular selling grounds.

Voice over Anyone considering selling counterfeit goods at car boot sales could face two years in prison or unlimited fines.

But that law can't be used to stop people selling heaters at car boot sales.

Overall complaints about car boot sales have risen from virtually nil to around ten a week in just two years.

A car boot sale at Boxted Airfield has also been called off.

cable

It is centrally situated, and a ten minute walk from the cable car which leads to some magnificent mountain walks.

These were filled with images of street scenes, of clattering cable cars and the sound of the foghorns on Alcatraz.

From the village, a 10-minute cable car ride delivers you to the slopes.

The accidents, which involved streetcars and cable cars , caused $ 3. 6 million in damages and injured 10 people.

The less energetic could take the easy walk to the cable car and ride to the summit of Mount Mottarone.

Irene daydreamed incessantly of hilly streets, cable cars , Chinatown and Rice-o-Roni.

Cross-country skiing is very popular and cable cars and ski lifts take the skiers up to the snow fields.

Little cable cars climbing half way to the stars?

company

Many employers are now cutting back on company cars .

That was a lot of money for the time, and the horse was like having a company car today.

But it is possible to reduce company car costs while increasing the employee's perceived remuneration.

Bob already had a nice new company car .

I told him that he had six months and if he performed well I'd buy him a company car .

The higher grades of employee were supplied, as was the custom with many firms, with shiny, new company cars .

Now, however, the company car market is being hit by monster taxes and it's dying.

They took over the main Fleetwood service from the old Company cars , which were then used on the short-workings.

crash

Four hurt: Four men were treated in hospital after a head-on car crash at Musham Bank, Scarborough.

A car crash , an earthquake, a burning factory are much better.

The brave star, who lost an arm in a car crash eight years ago, now uses a specially adapted kit.

It was the car crash again.

Rade Markovic is being questioned about a car crash in 1999 in which opposition leader Vuk Draskovic was injured.

Lise marries Michael, who is killed in a car crash .

Car crash: Three people were injured in a car crash at a North York Moors beauty spot.

There were arrests, car crashes and other trouble.

crime

Higher insurance as car crime rockets.

Car crime: A crackdown on car crime has been mounted in Redcar.

Two types of car crime offenders concern us.

This means, in a year, car crime accounts for more than five million pounds in Milton Keynes.

Painfully little has been done specifically to tackle car crime , which is a major aspect of youth crime.

And the more car crime there is, the more it costs to insure.

The police have taken action to combat the wave of car crime .

The insurance industry is also very concerned about rising car crime .

dealer

Battle continues: A lengthy battle between a scrap car dealer and Sedgefield District Council remains unresolved.

What must the car dealer have made of this client, a man from prehistory come to buy an automobile?

Local car dealer Cowie, now regarded as the quality stock in the sector, also outperformed the market strongly.

Many area used car dealers are having their inventory tested or offering to test before purchase.

The usual illustration is a car dealer stating that one car is a better runner than another.

City ordinances did little to protect the site, which was owned by a local car dealer .

The first is a puzzle that will not surprise those who put economists alongside journalists and car dealers in their not-to-be-trusted rankings.

The mathematical exercises which follow are mainly to do with shopkeepers and car dealers making profit or loss.

door

Indeed, as he shut the car door , he brushed at one sleeve as if to remove wrinkles as well as fluff.

As soon as we opened the car doors we could hear the sizzling of the rattlesnakes.

She smiled as the car door was closed behind her.

In fact, he instinctively stepped backwards into the plantation as the car door was thrown open.

I slammed the car door as I got out.

McQuaid slammed the car door and walked towards the house.

There was the slamming of a car door .

industry

The environment poses another major challenge to reliance on the car industry .

A redundant fitter from the Coventry car industry in his mid-forties lives alone and receives £61.02 a fortnight.

How should they use it to plan the future of the car industry and those who depend on it?

In recent months the car industry has laid off thousands of workers and put many more on short time.

In the case of the car industry , in the case of Ford, it's even higher.

The calculation has been made by the Edison electric Institute, Department of Energy and electric car industry officials.

The car industry is always one of the first to suffer.

So they followed their cousins in the car industry and made their buildings with built-in obsolescence.

key

Even the car keys or a belt buckle may upset things if placed too close.

This is a man, after all, who leaves his car keys in the front seat with the doors unlocked.

Even as the thought had come Paige had been gathering up her purse and the car keys .

For security, some systems also kill the engine if a person tries to drive the vehicle without the car key .

He asked whether she would mind calling him a cab and she dangled car keys and said she would drive him herself.

A visitor was attempting to lure a squirrel close for a picture by dangling and rattling his car keys .

He reached into his pocket for his car keys .

That night, when I went to bed, I found the registration and car keys on my bed table.

maker

The government puts particular blame on car makers and pharmaceutical companies for an inflation rate that in December was nearly 20%.

But reality soon set in, both for the car makers and the government.

Yes, that's right, the car maker .

This year it is different, and well worth catching a glimpse of the latest from the world's car makers .

Whenever the global economy is doing well, car makers immediately start work on a range of cars for the plutocrats.

The news came on the same day that the car makers Rover announced another year of losses.

motor

But every scrap of information paints a picture of an all-time great motor car .

In front of the shallow steps that led to the door were parked two - no three, motor cars .

My reason is that our cities are now designed round the motor car .

The collapse was not directly linked to the motor car side, but it threatened the cars' future.

The motor car is private transport, available only to its owner and his immediate circle.

Sadly these have now disappeared, pushed aside by the needs of the motor car .

Its recognition of the significance of the motor car and its removal to the edge of the main city area was ominous.

It's a very important motor car .

park

My dad would park the Horsebox in the pub's car park.

He pulled into the station car park , slammed on the brakes, and made no effort to get out of the van.

Take the track which is a continuation of the access road to the Arnside Knott car park .

They thought the entrance to the car park on the sheet was not in the best place, so they changed it.

He found her blue Ford Escort in the car park .

Immediately below, beyond the police car park , was a street of substantial Victorian villas.

Sad excuse for a car park , and soil left unwanted after an archaeological dig.

patrol

The patrol car arrives again and parks across the road from us.

Fifteen to twenty minutes later a patrol car drove up.

There will already be a couple of chaps in a patrol car down a side street as a matter of course.

If a Highway Patrol car was going to slip up from behind, it would be right about now.

His successors now carry body armour in their patrol cars .

Consequently, the riders were escorted to the state line where Mississippi patrol cars took over.

Within minutes he had been picked up by a patrol car on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

When Lombardy left home about 8 a.m., the detective followed and alerted an officer in a patrol car .

sale

Treasury chiefs are furious at the move that more than wipes out the benefits of the scrapping of the car sales tax.

Chrysler dipped 3 / 4 to 55; the company said car sales last month fell 8 %.

In the first 20 days of December, car sales were 30% higher than over the same period in 1991.

Auto dealers also may feel some pain as car sales will slow after two strong years.

And then he reads the figures which show that new car sales are still increasing.

On a gloomier note, employment continued to decline and car sales remained depressed.

seat

Ensure you use the correct fitting kit for your make and model of car seat .

When it came time to get a car seat , I looked up that category.

The hot car seats stung the children's bare legs and made them cry out in protest.

Officers found used hypodermic needles in a trailer in the backyard next to an infant car seat .

Some baby seats can be converted into car seats for older children.

Miguel told him, picking a spot opposite the car seat for the desk.

Boots have stopped selling car seats but say they will offer further information to people who've bought the Rainbow seat.

He thought about hiding it in the car seat , but Firebug was always moving the thing around.

■ VERB

buy

Mrs Davos, sick of flying, decides they should buy a car from Fat Frank.

He bought cars , a classic Harley-Davidson motorcycle, boats, travel trailers and expensive pickups.

Buy an Aston Martin; buy a car for life.

Men buy cars , computers, records, photographic, sound and sports equipment.

Decided that I needed to buy a new car .

They may also like to think very carefully about where to go when buying a second hand car .

Paquita was on my side and steadily urged me not to buy Clarisa a car .

drive

Whoever was driving the car had been trying to kill her, it was as simple as that.

Toyota plans annual sales of 20, 000 of the right-hand-\#drive Cavalier cars .

It was impossible to drive the car slow.

In that case, Mrs. Pepper alleged that Mrs. Healey had driven into her car causing damage amounting to £133.

He left Apple, and for years was so bitter that he refused to drive his car anywhere near the Cupertino campus.

The feet should both be pointing forward with the arms placed in front of the body, as though one were driving a car .

The accused received permission to drive the victim's car to the station.

get

But I like him, thought Antony as they got out of the car .

I drove back to the school to find Ben, but by the time I got there his car was gone.

Looking out, she saw men in suits getting into the medium-sized cars .

One day, several weeks before, Harold came running up to me as I was getting out of my car .

That was your own fault for trying to make me get back into the car .

He got back into his car , his face throbbing, his sides aching.

Just get in the car and go - if you got lost just stop and ask. 2.

The frantic driver was able to get out of his car and call emergency services on his mobile phone.

leave

He climbed out leaving the car upended on its roof.

They leave , the two cars follow the same escape plan they used at Danvers.

They made a white flag and left by car .

How did she avoid sweating into it when she left her car for the walk to the office?

He awoke, forgetting he had left his car in gear, and switched on the engine.

As I leave the car , I see that the little boy is now fast asleep.

Doyle left the car too and stepped into an oriental bric-à-brac shop.

Under the program that lasted through Monday, more than one million people were told to leave their cars at home.

race

He had come up through motorcycle racing and saloon cars .

Residents of Albatross Way have been suffering sleepless nights, plagued by rogue drivers racing their cars behind Presto supermarket.

Howard Baker raced in a police car to Ford headquarters to make one last pitch for the deal.

The jury has been told that it must decide whether or not the two men were racing their cars .

Let us assume that Mr Peter Porter, an otherwise staid bureaucrat, spends his free time racing Porsche cars .

Another of Shaffer's passions is racing his Formula Ford car to unwind in what little spare time he has.

run

Then he ran to his car and drove five miles to alert police and park rangers.

He had run his car into a light pole.

It was tempting fate to run the new car in public-but McLaren had thought of that.

Miguel got the serious giggles as he ran from the car , stumbling over bricks.

He ran quickly to the car , not looking at the sign again.

I had a twinge of hard joy as I ran after the car .

They ran over to her car .

sell

Mrs. Hamblin would have been precluded from denying the trader's authority to sell the car .

Voice over Anyone considering selling counterfeit goods at car boot sales could face two years in prison or unlimited fines.

Infiniti sold 3, 494 cars in December, up 3. 5 % from a year earlier.

Clearly selling a second-hand car without an ignition key or registration document would not be acting in the ordinary course of business.

Last year, Mazda took another step when it decided to sell Anfini channel cars through its Eunos dealerships.

But that law can't be used to stop people selling heaters at car boot sales.

For all of 1995, the luxurycar line sold 58, 616 cars , 14. 3 % more than in 1994.

steal

Diving gear: Diving equipment and clothing worth £1,145 was stolen from Beaumont Street car park, Darlington, at the weekend.

In March of 1994, I was convicted of stealing a car and two bicycles.

Jacket taken: A sports jacket worth £100 was stolen from a car at Cod Beck reservoir near Osmotherley.

It has also introduced excess payments for when goods are stolen from people's cars .

He specialized in finding stolen luxury cars , developing excellent contacts with both police and criminals.

The trouble was, he didn't know how to steal a car .

It also attracts criminals, mostly nonviolent, who drive to trail heads and parking areas to steal from cars and campsites.

stop

I stopped my car to observe more carefully what was going on, hoping the man behind me would not become impatient.

Please, Khanji, could you stop the car ?

On 2 July 1987 her husband had stopped the car in front of her and insisted that she should sign, but she refused.

During the drive home, we stop the car on the side of the highway, climb out and stare upward.

Something else might have stopped the car .

Usually, I was too shy to stop the car and go closer.

Roman stopped the car and climbed out, came around to open her door.

He stopped the car and rubbed his eyes.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bus load/car load/truck load etc

baby/child/car seat

Boots have stopped selling car seats but say they will offer further information to people who've bought the Rainbow seat.

He thought about hiding it in the car seat , but Firebug was always moving the thing around.

However, a baby seat is safer than a carrycot for your baby.

It fits all Kangol framed child seats .

Miguel told him, picking a spot opposite the car seat for the desk.

Some baby seats can be converted into car seats for older children.

Two options you can not add, unfortunately, are a built-in child seat and fold down rear seatback.

When buying a baby seat check its weight, capacity and whether it has an integral harness and quick-release buckle.

car/bike/greyhound etc racing

As a boy you were so butch it hurt. Bike racing champ, marble wizard.

Home of County cricket, League football and a greyhound racing stadium.

Mosley's vision of cars and car racing in the next century would matter in this ecology-conscious age worried by recession.

Sporting events such as car racing give me a headache.

Stock car racing , they say, is family-oriented.

Stock car racing , though, is old-fashioned.

The move would not interfere with greyhound racing and would leave the old Plough Lane football ground available for redevelopment.

They may beat us at cricket and bike racing , but we are better on crags!

desk/car/sink tidy

have access to a car/a computer etc

It is seen as an effective means of business communication where relevant staff have access to a computer network.

high-performance cars/computers/tyres etc

The high-performance cars are strictly for the racetrack ... and the message is, going too fast on the roads can kill.

Under the month-long offer, basic models will be £200 cheaper, with the maximum discount on high-performance cars.

model aircraft/train/car etc

A model car doesn't have to contain all the elements of an internal combustion engine in order to work as a toy!

Andrew has been prompted to make a model car like his dad's.

Corgi sent a full range of their model cars, including Rolls Royces and Porsches.

Genghis, assembled out of model car parts, weighed only 3. 6 pounds.

I built model cars when I was younger.

Loafers that looked more like model cars.

Some people like model trains or football.

The sum was raised at a model aircraft flying display that was all but washed out through appalling weather.

musician/player/car etc of the year

A former Car of the Year winner, it has done well on the Continent but has been under-rated here.

All won national Player of the Year honors during their Bruins careers.

Going up against league player of the year Mary Raskauskas, Thompson tallied 17 points and 10 rebounds.

Jeff was voted their Player of the Year last season, but they've let me have him for six months.

On defense, Mutombo, the three-time defensive player of the year , hung around the lane to block and alter shots.

Then came the news of Price, the two-time City 4-A Player of the Year .

oncoming car/traffic etc

It was left parked next to a bus stop, facing oncoming traffic, with its headlights on.

No oncoming traffic, he said.

The pause became so long that Paula looked anxiously at her passenger, his face illuminated by the headlights of oncoming cars.

The person driving was forced to stop when Glover walked himself and Paul almost into the oncoming car.

There was the fork ahead of him, and he slowed for a gap in the oncoming traffic.

This will mean that you have to look only one way for the oncoming traffic.

We came around a bend, and soon found out why the oncoming traffic had stopped.

used cars/clothes etc

Crackdown shows one third of used cars are not safe.

However, with used cars, who knows?

Leased a gravel lot for $ 15 a month and sold used cars.

Now the tax on importing used cars has been slashed.

The family also sticks to used cars.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Cars were parked on both sides of the road.

I stayed in the dining car , drinking a glass of red wine.

You can take my car to work today if you need to.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But that law can't be used to stop people selling heaters at car boot sales.

Further reports on lighting and car loans will be presented to the council in coming months.

He had trouble getting the car on the phone and he finally located one.

Out on the street the man escorted Lee to a green-and-white squad car .

That car collided with the vehicle in which Waltrick was riding.

The car where Uday met his fate?

The thugs stole £20 from his wallet before fleeing the car park at Reading, Berks.

To make such trips affordable, students drive their own cars, following the teachers.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.