Meaning of COIL in English

COIL

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a coil of wire

The coil of barbed wire will be used for a fence.

a snake coils itself around sth

The snake coiled itself around the branch.

induction coil

shuffled off this mortal coil (= died )

when Hubbard shuffled off this mortal coil

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

mortal coil

Morse and Meldrew both shuffled off this mortal coil and the telly world is diminished by their passing.

Times had certainly changed since he had shuffled off the old mortal coil.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

A student discovered the 12-foot python coiled in a corner of the classroom.

Wrap the bar with heavy string, coiling it tightly for safety.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

As she hurried to grab a taxi to the hotel she could feel her stomach coiling into knots of dread.

He bumbled around for a bit, trying to coil up the string and push the wood into tidy heaps.

He stood for a while watching the headlights coil down the canyon road.

It took a minute to turn the handle 60 times and fully coil the spring.

Quickly coiling the bow line, he raised the main, then back to the cockpit.

Rachel didn't like the tension coiling in her stomach at the thought of that.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

mortal

Times had certainly changed since he had shuffled off the old mortal coil .

Morse and Meldrew both shuffled off this mortal coil and the telly world is diminished by their passing.

■ NOUN

pickup

The other acts as a pickup coil producing a voltage proportional to the rate of change of magnetic flux linking it.

The signals generated in the pickup coils are not neat rectangular pulses although their amplitudes very with the external field.

The voltage induced in the pickup coil by this waveform is directly proportional to the rate of change of magnetic induction.

The finished transducer includes a second pickup coil at right angles to the first.

■ VERB

shuffle

Morse and Meldrew both shuffled off this mortal coil and the telly world is diminished by their passing.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

There should be frost all over the freezer coil .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Condenser coils are the tubes under or behind the refrigerator that carry coolant to the refrigeration unit.

Ever use one of those coils around Halloween time?

I pinned the braids in a coil on top of the waved cap of hair.

It is linked to the magnetic field of the transmitted wave - not the turns of the coil .

Massive coils atop the building hissed and cracked through the day, but the doors never opened.

The snake wrapped its coils around her.

Twist the wire round the foot so that it sits tightly, forming a protective coil around the tubular feet.

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