Meaning of CLOCK in English

CLOCK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

alarm clock

at three o'clock/seven thirty etc on the dot (= at exactly 3:00/7:30 etc )

Mr Green arrived at six on the dot .

bell/clock tower

The bell tower was added to the church in 1848.

biological clock ticking

career women who hear the biological clock ticking

biological clock

career women who hear the biological clock ticking

body clock

carriage clock

clock cycle

clock speed

a clock speed of 1 gigahertz

cuckoo clock

dandelion clock

five o'clock shadow

grandfather clock

it’s turned 2 o'clock/5/midday etc

It’s just turned three.

race against time/the clock

The astronauts are racing against time to repair the spaceship.

The clocks go forward

The clocks go forward this weekend.

time clock

wall-mounted clock/heater/lights etc

working round the clock (= working day and night without stopping )

Forty police officers are working round the clock to find Murray’s killer.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

biological

It's the men now, as often as not, who hear the biological clock ticking loudest.

We watch commercials for pregnancy testers that warn women to remember their biological clocks .

The way Max's biological clock is ticking, it's a wonder Emma didn't call out the bomb squad.

Unlike mechanical clocks , which are completely blind to their surroundings, a biological clock gets reset every day by the sun.

The ticking of the biological clock .

Of course, nature being unjust as ever, I have no biological clock of my own.

You are an owl-and-lark couple, people whose biological clocks simply don't match.

digital

Her gold watch and her digital clock agree that it is nineteen minutes past eight.

Smith looked at his watch, at the wall clock , at the digital clock.

As she descended the escalator towards the platforms, she noticed the digital clock in the ceiling.

The digital 24-hour clock , for instance, can be set with one hand.

I look at the digital clock , built into the bedside.

As I move round I see the numerals of a digital clock .

The digital clock was counting down towards the performance.

internal

This theory also implies that the internal body clock takes up to five years to develop fully.

When users set the alarm in the internal clock , they would click on a picture of a rooster.

His internal clock indicated that his energy levels were at zero.

There is no pill of which we are aware that can be relied upon to promote adjustment of the internal clock .

For example, during the daytime the internal clock as well as our life-style and environment raise body temperature and the urinary removal of water.

At night our internal clock , sleep, and our inactive environment act together to decrease temperature and urinary loss.

mechanical

With the gradual introduction of mechanical clocks around the fourteenth century, hours of standard length became general.

Unlike mechanical clocks , which are completely blind to their surroundings, a biological clock gets reset every day by the sun.

The first mechanical clocks were large and unwieldy, and there was soon a desire for smaller and more portable mechanisms.

But like a single gear in a mechanical clock , timeless can not keep good time all by itself.

Despite the invention of the mechanical clock , for most people time remained uneven in quality.

According to our present knowledge, this machine was the nearest the artificers of antiquity came to inventing a truly mechanical clock .

It would seem that the date of the invention of the mechanical clock is probably some time between 1280 and 1300.

■ NOUN

alarm

He checked the little luminous dial on his alarm clock: ten past three.

I rolled over, sat up, blinked, and glared at the alarm clock .

One matching baby-blue Samsonite hatbox, containing my shoes, portable alarm clock , and toilet articles.

Or him who said he heard the horn, moaning softly like an alarm clock under an eiderdown?

He must have gone to sleep at last for the next thing he heard was his alarm clock .

The clinic responded with two more alarm clocks before prescribing drugs.

I usually set my alarm clock for five, ready for me to be away two hours later at dawn.

body

In all cases, the effect of the body clock is being accentuated by our life-style, generally by means of the hormone adrenalin.

This theory also implies that the internal body clock takes up to five years to develop fully.

Is it a function of our body clock or our life-style, or due to some interaction between the two?

The body clock has been studied very little in older volunteers and so we do not know the answer to this.

Those few studies that have been carried out in free-running experiments suggest that the body clock might run slightly faster.

Do they result from the body clock , from sleep loss - or from some mixture of these factors?

Our body clock as well as our habits will need modification.

carriage

In the silence she heard the ticking of the carriage clock .

He glanced at the carriage clock on the polished rosewood desk.

When they left she found an antique carriage clock in the hallway missing and also some jewellery.

As Ashi dressed swiftly her eyes were drawn back to the carriage clock .

I'd take carriage clocks and videos.

church

The single chime of a church clock rang out suddenly in the darkness.

My heat was pounding as I began to count the strokes of the church clock .

The church clock struck a quarter to twelve, and still the bride did not come.

The church clock , slowly and deliberately striking seven in the morning, was like a knell to that day's death.

As the church clock struck twelve, they listened to the heavy notes ringing out from the church tower.

Local legend states that when it hears the church clock strike twelve it goes down to the River Avon to drink.

Twelve was striking on the church clock .

He increased his pace and arrived back at the hall as the church clock was striking six.

cuckoo

I am famous for cuckoo clocks and chocolate.

Beside the portrait was a carved cuckoo clock with green ivy and purple grapes growing around a green front door.

There was a grotesque inventiveness, a deliberate eccentricity in the idea of the cuckoo clock that Melanie had never encountered.

The cuckoo clock spun round and round.

Have you seen those cuckoo clocks which have little weathermen as part of the mechanism?

Melanie and Aunt Margaret sat in complete silence but for the ponderous ticking of the cuckoo clock and its regular two note interjections.

face

The seconds crawl past as if they were anchored to the clock face .

Neurologists like to draw a circle and ask the patient to fill in a clock face .

Do you know just what your clock face is like?

Some of you may well be surprised to find that your image of that clock face was mistaken.

What was the precise time on that clock face when you looked at it just now?

grandfather

The solemnly ticking grandfather clock by the door said two minutes to the half hour when Charles heard the Bishop approaching.

She'd heard the grandfather clock down in the hall chime every quarter-hour until three o'clock.

The room was silent, apart from the hollow and remorseless tick of a grandfather clock in the corner.

No one in the hall except the grandfather clock I'd seen floating in my dream; no one came out of the sitting room.

As he moved the beam, the shadow of the grandfather clock in the hall twisted and grew across the ceiling.

The muffled tick of the grandfather clock echoed in one corner.

The grandfather clock in an oak case is one of seven clocks and two barometers in the house.

Clock stolen: A grandfather clock worth £1,000 was stolen from a house at Kepwick, near Thirsk.

kitchen

Nine o'clock the kitchen clock said.

Mrs Kelleher looked up to the yellow face of the kitchen clock .

Waking with a jump, disorientated for a moment, Hilary stared in disbelief at the kitchen clock .

The kitchen clock croaked and creaked, seeming to match the uneven rhythm of his heart.

By Philippa's kitchen clock it was now a quarter past one.

Glanced up at the kitchen clock .

radio

The clock radio flashing the time at 88 past 88.

Next to the bed was a table, a box of tissues, and a clock radio .

The plastic speaker was the size of a bedside clock radio .

shot

Even with the shot clock , teams with a lead can take time off the clock late in the game.

The Heat led by 1 and the shot clock was approaching zero.

Dead center as the shot clock went to zero.

speed

The new iterations will feature a higher clock speed processor and two chips per board.

For example, the 6x686-P200 system I tested uses a Cyrix chip with a clock speed of 166 megahertz.

This is used to indicate the clock speed of computers.

Despite the different clock speeds , all three offer roughly comparable performance when used to upgrade a 486 system.

As of last week, Sun was still tinkering with the Viking's clock speeds .

Faster clock speeds are expected later this year.

time

A pseudo-variable which reads and sets the elapsed time clock .

Dear Help Wanted: We punch a time clock and our employer has a rigid lateness policy.

Alternatively, a single softner operating on a time clock and regenerating during the night may be the best solution.

Baby schedules did not fit any time clock .

Ensure that you are familiar with any heating controls the system may have such as a time clock or programmer.

I was not looking at a time clock or hours.

If there were a time clock for murder, it would show one every twenty-six minutes.

The building had no water and the scoreboard had no time clock .

tower

Some parts of the painting, such as the area around the clock tower are nearly finished at this stage.

The famous clock tower stays as a permanent reminder.

Only the clock tower on the stables showed from behind the trees.

The only additions are the 30-year-old first pier and the clock tower seen in the distance.

There is also an appealing clock tower , built in 1899.

Henry was wasting his time and, as if to underline this fact, he glanced at the clock tower .

The church dominates the commercial centre with its clock tower visible from the housing developments on the outskirts.

A popular rendezvous and a familiar landmark with its prominent clock tower .

wall

Julie cradled the mug of tea in both hands and looked at the wall clock on the other side of the kitchen.

The yellow light shone on the wall clock .

Vienna double weight wall clock , £330 and a Victorian sewing table, £340.

Smith looked at his watch, at the wall clock , at the digital clock.

Two garden seats went at £155; a Vienna wall clock made £190 and a school clock £90.

A wall clock will tell you the time of day but not its manufactured brethren.

Directly before her was a large wall clock .

Von Stein had been checking the wall clock in the laboratory then looking back at his notes for some time.

■ VERB

beat

Their aim - to beat the clock and each other in a competition to find the fastest draw in the country.

Use a timer and ask the student to beat the clock .

Secondly, it has to beat the clock .

In both halves, the Owls had difficulty setting up their offense and often rushed bad shots to beat the 35-second clock .

Sometimes I wake early to beat the clock .

glance

He glanced at the carriage clock on the polished rosewood desk.

You glance at the clock . 11: 15.

She glanced at the clock , and away again quickly.

I glanced at the clock with uneasiness.

Unthinkingly she glanced at the clock on the bedside-table and tears stung her eyes.

Dunne glanced at the clock that hung beneath the picture of Robert Emmet.

hear

Then, above the screams of the wind, he heard the great clock striking in the market place.

He was alone and could hear the Kremlin clock .

He must have gone to sleep at last for the next thing he heard was his alarm clock .

Waiting to see what would happen to his brother, and therefore to him, he heard clocks .

She'd heard the grandfather clock down in the hall chime every quarter-hour until three o'clock.

It's the men now, as often as not, who hear the biological clock ticking loudest.

He heard a clock strike eight.

He heard the clock over the bus-station strike midnight.

look

Conway looked at his clock and got out of bed.

He would drift off to sleep again, only to wake and look at the clock .

Then I looked closer at the clock .

But overall, it looked like no other clock ever seen before or since.

It looked like the clock was running faster than usual.

Benjy looked up at the clock .

We look at the pub clock and wonder where the rest of the band are.

Wade fixed a pair of drinks, passed one over to Claude, and looked up at the clock over the stove.

race

Thorns Gill is too precious to suffer damage by boots racing against the clock .

That was the day Clinton, racing the clock , considered clemency for Rich and 175 others.

run

The Saints then ran out the clock .

But the Oilers tried to get a first down, to work the ball closer and run the clock down.

There are now 21 talk shows on daytime television; two cable channels run them around the clock .

Kaufman already had carried twice to run out the clock , gaining nothing.

set

As with all radioactive methods, it is important to be clear about what sets the radioactive clock to zero.

Bright light is one of the cues provided by nature to help set your clock .

A pseudo-variable which reads and sets the elapsed time clock .

TIMES$ A 24 character long string pseudo-variable which reads and sets the system clock .

When setting the clock , the day of the week may be omitted.

I usually set my alarm clock for five, ready for me to be away two hours later at dawn.

He covered her with a blanket and set the alarm clock to ring in an hour, wrapping it in a towel.

stop

The hands appear to stop when the clock gets to the boundary. 12.

She wished she could stop the clock for a while and try to take it all in.

Some expend tremendous energy desperately trying to stop the clock .

The phone stopped ringing and the clock ticked then the phone started again and the clock stopped.

The phone stopped and the clock ticked and the phone started a third time.

The phone stopped , the clock ticked.

If you are bled totally dry and white, they will simply stop the clock .

strike

Twelve was striking on the church clock .

turn

It was almost like turning the clock back a couple of centuries.

Only if somebody can come up with a way to turn back the clock .

No-one can turn back the clock .

The most important thing now is not to turn the clock back.

What is past is past and you can not turn the clock back.

It is time to stop trying to turn back the clock .

Has some one turned the clock back 100 years and forgotten to tell me?

He thinks you can turn the clock back.

watch

And watched the clock so he could call a halt to it as soon as possible.

A houseful of people watched me around the clock , which only made me more determined.

She watched the clock hands go round.

If White wanted Black to be watched around the clock , he would have hired two or three men, not one.

I am watching the clock , counting the minutes till the last period of the morning is over.

wind

We thought we could wind the clock down and take our shot.

work

For the past 4 days, they've been working around the clock and through the night.

And they stopped at exactly twelve hours, so there were no penalties for overtime. everything worked by the clock .

But the computers we work with operate on clocks that run to the thousands of cycles per second.

Men from the Royal Engineers and local contractors have been working around the clock to make the barracks habitable.

The company worked around the clock to repair the problem.

Staff will work round the clock .

They gave themselves entirely over to their employers and worked around the clock .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

analogue clock/watch

An old-fashioned analogue watch and a chunky bracelet on the right wrist might be observed through half-closed lids.

at ten thirty/2 o'clock etc sharp

be going on (for) 5 o'clock/60/25 etc

beat the clock

Secondly, it has to beat the clock.

Sometimes I wake early to beat the clock.

Their aim - to beat the clock and each other in a competition to find the fastest draw in the country.

Use a timer and ask the student to beat the clock.

getting on for 90/10 o'clock/2,000 etc

one o'clock/two o'clock etc

punch the clock

Bob is glad to have a job where he doesn't have to punch the clock.

Bobby punched the clock in four other maquilas before she got her current job as a clothes inspector at the Minsa plant.

put a clock/watch back

put a clock/watch forward

the (9 o'clock) watershed

travelling rug/clock etc

And he takes a travelling rug with him - another of those fussy bag-and-baggage objects which assert the novel's tonality.

At a quarter to four by the little travelling clock at his bedside he got out of bed and went to the window.

watch the clock

And watched the clock so he could call a halt to it as soon as possible.

I am watching the clock, counting the minutes till the last period of the morning is over.

Only then did she let herself watch the clock to the strains of Beethoven's Apassionata.

She watched the clock hands go round.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As the clock struck twelve, the Judge placed the black hat on his head.

He covered her with a blanket and set the alarm clock to ring in an hour, wrapping it in a towel.

He would drift off to sleep again, only to wake and look at the clock .

In essence, fire is networked to a clock .

It has volleyball, softball, concerts, and art shows around the clock .

The clock probably came from elsewhere in London..

Two garden seats went at £155; a Vienna wall clock made £190 and a school clock £90.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

mile

The Astra has now clocked up 17,300 miles and our time together is almost at an end.

Altogether on the trip we clocked up over 1800 miles .

Islander was now really beginning to clock up the miles .

sec

The Gateshead Harrier clocked 8 mins 38.7 secs to eclipse Dennis Coates' time of 8:48.0, set in 1981.

Under the weather or not Ashcroft clocked 2 mins 13.8 secs , almost a second faster than her winning time last year.

Livingstone clocked 18 mins 6 secs for the 3 1/2 miles in heavy rain, beating Vose by ten metres.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

analogue clock/watch

An old-fashioned analogue watch and a chunky bracelet on the right wrist might be observed through half-closed lids.

at ten thirty/2 o'clock etc sharp

one o'clock/two o'clock etc

the (9 o'clock) watershed

travelling rug/clock etc

And he takes a travelling rug with him - another of those fussy bag-and-baggage objects which assert the novel's tonality.

At a quarter to four by the little travelling clock at his bedside he got out of bed and went to the window.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

The runner from Lynbrook clocked the fastest time this season on the mile run.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But he'd soon shut up if he clocked the Stud Hoss in the car park.

Livingstone clocked 18 mins 6 secs for the 3 1/2 miles in heavy rain, beating Vose by ten metres.

Roemer now recognized that earlier attempts to clock the speed of light had failed because the distances tested were too short.

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