Meaning of COLD in English

COLD

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a cold/chill wind

There was a cold wind this afternoon.

a cold/cough/flu remedy

Most cold remedies have little effect.

a cold/frosty morning

Porridge tastes good on a cold morning.

a cold/hard heart (= used about someone who does not feel sympathy for other people )

It takes a hard heart not to be moved by these images of suffering.

a cold/stony stare (= unfriendly )

I smiled and said "hello" but only got a cold stare.

a cold/warm/hot spell

There was a very cold spell in late November.

a cool/cold drink

They were all out in the garden, sipping cool drinks.

bear the heat/cold

Some people find it hard to bear the heat in the summer.

catch your death (of cold) British English spoken (= get a very bad cold )

Don’t stand out in the rain. You’ll catch your death.

cold and unfeeling

Dave had been quite wrong to call Michelle cold and unfeeling .

cold and wet

I was too cold and wet to keep going.

cold call

cold comfort

The drop in the unemployment figures is cold comfort to those still looking for work.

cold cream

cold cuts

cold food

The cafeteria only serves cold food.

cold frame

cold front

cold fusion

cold shoulder

cold snap

cold sore

cold spell

cold storage

He aims to please even if it means putting his principles in cold storage.

cold store

cold turkey

addicts who are made to go cold turkey

cold war

cold

The weather was cold and grey.

cold (= unfriendly and not showing any emotion )

Her eyes were cold and uncaring.

cold

I can only drink milk if it’s really cold.

cold

That winter was particularly cold.

cold

The water in the pool was pretty cold.

cold/cool

Scotland's climate is too cold for these plants to survive.

cold/cruel (= unfriendly or unkind )

He smiled, but his blue eyes were cold and cruel.

cold/harsh (= light that seems slightly blue )

the cold light of the moon

cold/hot compress

Apply a cold compress to the injury.

cold/ice-cold beer

He opened the fridge and got out a can of ice-cold beer.

cold/icy contempt (= that shows in a very unfriendly way )

I noticed the icy contempt in his voice.

cold/small comfort (= not much comfort )

The tax changes will provide cold comfort to people living on a pension.

common cold

cool/cold

The air had turned a little cooler.

deathly cold/white/pale

She was deathly pale, and looked as if she might faint.

feel smooth/cold/damp etc

Her hands felt rough.

The house felt hot and stuffy.

freezing cold

We were freezing cold in the tent last night.

go cold turkey

addicts who are made to go cold turkey

head cold

heavy cold

She’s in bed with a heavy cold .

hot and cold food

The bar serves hot and cold food .

intense cold

He was shivering with intense cold.

knock sb unconscious/cold/senseless (= hit someone so hard that they fall unconscious )

Simon could knock a man unconscious with one punch to the jaw.

out cold

How hard did you hit him? He’s out cold .

serve sth hot/cold etc

Teacakes should be served hot with butter.

shiver with cold/fear/delight etc

She shivered with fear and anger.

stinking cold

I’ve got a stinking cold .

streaming cold British English (= an illness in which a lot of liquid comes out of your nose )

the cold/hot tap

She scrubbed her hands under the cold tap.

the weather turns cold/nasty etc ( also it turns cold/nasty etc )

Then it turned cold and started to rain.

trail went cold (= they could not find any signs of him )

Police tracked him to Valencia and there the trail went cold .

warm/cold front (= an area of warm or cold air )

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

as

She suddenly felt as cold as the raw wind of March that swept the streets of London outside her office window.

In winter it was as cold as all outdoors.

In some cases metals are actually strengthened by this process, which is known as cold working.

It was as cold as ice.

Despite the homely sounds, the place felt as cold and dank as a tomb.

The spasm of hope and fear passed instantly, as cold logic replaced emotion.

He was as cold as the stone she sat on, she thought forlornly.

There was no heater in my dark little room, and at night it was almost as cold as it was outside.

bitterly

I wasn't annoyed except that it was bitterly cold , freezing.

And Robbo, fresh at Sale from league outfit Wigan, injected his own style on a bitterly cold afternoon.

It was a Friday and bitterly cold .

It was bitterly cold inside the aluminium hemisphere.

We all know how bitterly cold it is now outside; it is not very cold here, of course.

It was bitterly cold and it was raining.

When morning came, bitterly cold and still dark, she had made up her mind.

The air was bitterly cold and still, with the peculiar lifelessness that pervaded closed-off places.

so

His hands were so cold he could hardly play the guitar.

My fingers were so cold that I could hardly handle the cartridges, but they very soon warmed up to the work.

I was soaked to the skin, my hands so cold I could hardly keep hold of the tiller.

Besides that, the room was so cold that the water and the pipes were icy.

It was cold , so cold in the jeep that it was with difficulty that Alexei kept his eyes open.

Jack became wet to the skin, and grew so cold that he shook uncontrollably.

But it is so cold , they thought.

After being so cold she owed me that.

too

It is far better to be too warm than too cold .

It was too cold to talk.

Their educational attainment was also being affected because their rooms were too cold to study in.

But the water was too cold for bad decisions.

It was really too cold for the clothes I had brought, so I fell back on a recommended resource.

Running back to his car, he wanted to hug his Baby, but it was too cold .

Satan won't touch the milk - it must be too cold for him too.

But, I just found it too hot in the summer and too cold in the winter.

very

Of course, I had never walked in snow before, and I found that it made my feet very cold .

After a year, the igloo-shaped stadium has cost the citizens $ 20 million in very cold cash.

There was not a lot of the ship left to see and it was very cold , below zero in fact.

The sky was leaden and it was very cold .

We all know how bitterly cold it is now outside; it is not very cold here, of course.

It is very cold in here.

He was cold , very cold despite the hothouse temperature of the atrium.

If the temperature of the air is very , very cold , salt is not effective in melting ice.

■ NOUN

air

When he entered the kitchen, bringing a great gust of cold air with him, he was all smiles.

By Saturday morning, cold air had spread over the region, turning the snowpack bulletproof.

It had to be the cold air and the bright lights against the darkness.

The air should keep moving, with cold air continuously moving in.

It is pungent in the still, cold air .

Behind her lay a blanket of cold air as icy snouts nuzzled the nape of her neck.

Those examined by Kanwisher simply froze when exposed to extremely cold air .

We gaze until the cold air makes our shivering unstoppable.

blood

The Kashmiri police say he was taken into custody as a suspect, tortured and shot in cold blood .

And I know of men who claim that they could murder in anger but never in cold blood .

A deed planned in cold blood may appear very different to the perpetrator if he ever gets round to carrying it out.

They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

But was it necessary to kill my men in cold blood ?

Mrs Heron was murdered in cold blood in a crime which to date has appeared to have no motive.

This is cold blood , Nigel.

But the temptations of the Flesh were different: they could not be dealt with in cold blood .

comfort

But this opposition misleads; charisma is cold comfort without expert management.

Precedent, however, suggests that his comments will offer only cold comfort to Mr Jiang and Mr Li.

Brussels brings cold comfort to sheep farmers.

It's cold comfort , of course, when there isn't much of a market to have a share of.

It is actually much easier than appearances would suggest - cold comfort when it looks impossible!

Mellor's self-styled heroics were cold comfort for his team leader, John Major.

It was cold comfort , all right.

day

Maybe it's because my two Toy Poodles were horribly upset one cold day .

Even on a cold day , the old man could break into a sweat if he got beyond a full minute.

Their departure was hastened by an abnormally cold winter: one shudderingly cold day succeeded another.

It was a cold day , but a hazy sun kept breaking through.

It was a cold day , after all.

Coming into it was like coming home on a bitter cold day to a bright, leaping fire.

Both were winter occupations and helped keep you warm on a cold day .

One of his favourite cakes was a sticky gingerbread which she made frequently in the cold days of winter.

front

Where the cold front of winter can be a killer.

Another cold front passed through the north state Monday night and early Tuesday, chilling the region with November-like temperatures.

Never risk parking out overnight without checking the weather forecast for a strong wind warning or the approach of a cold front .

Forecasters are banking on a cold front to clear cloudy conditions.

But all that was some months ago and she had a cold front since for her hefty swinging colleague.

Clearing conditions were forecast behind the cold front that dragged low clouds through Central Florida early Friday.

fusion

The cold fusion controversy provides a vivid illustration.

Fleischmann and Pons thought that they could achieve cold fusion by another route.

That is what happened when the news of cold fusion erupted.

light

Then they unrolled as a silver-white fleece, under the silent cold light of the moon.

Through the frosted window blazed the cold light of winter morning; sidelight, the most harsh.

Had he changed his mind about her in the cold light of morning?

In the cold light of dawn, of course, it was easy to analyse the evening.

In the cold light of day it all seemed so ridiculous.

Yet enchantment it was, he knew, by the cold light of dawn.

Alone with the glass under the cold light .

night

The long car ride through the cold night woods flowed back into his mind.

Plus it warms up rapidly on a bitter cold night .

Everyone else had gone back out into the cold night air, except her three companions and the proprietor.

A cold night when all you have is your pride.

When the door opened a great smell of sweat and leather and stale cigar smoke rushed into the cold night air.

We were breathing fogs in the cold night air.

It hadn't been such a cold night , what had happened?

outside

It was very cold outside , and both had only night clothes on.

But the catch is that heat pumps work best when it is not real cold outside .

The passengers came straggling back shedding overcoats and saying it was cold outside , and again the dining car filled up.

It is kept very warm - a real relief from the biting cold outside - and suffuses a strong feeling of tranquillity.

It was winter, bitterly cold outside .

The 45-minute ecumenical memorial service was relayed by loudspeakers to a further 200 huddled in the cold outside .

shoulder

Giving the cold shoulder to his usual tipple, Ian Knight raises his coffee cup to Drinkwise Day.

Banishment was better than this cold shoulder .

A declaration of love, or the cold shoulder .

Then from then on, we were treated with an absolute cold shoulder , and no one would speak to us.

So they have given girlfriends the cold shoulder .

Rachaela had turned on Ruth, not just the habitual cold shoulder , but with a firework of dislike and alienation.

She was sure that at some point she'd given some one the cold shoulder and hurt them badly without noticing.

shower

So she jumped under the cold shower every morning.

He put water on to boil and took a cold shower .

In the morning, when you get up, take a cold shower .

Their appearance interrupts the mood established by the preceding poems like a cold shower on a hot, muggy day.

I took a cold shower and changed my clothes.

Therefore hot and cold showers , arguments, and exercise are not good preludes to helping you get to sleep.

My privations were few-cold showers , and electricity for only four hours each day.

But then I must have a cold shower .

snap

Despite the cold snap , a white Christmas was an unlikely prospect for most people.

Moreover, demand for heating oil did not meet expectations during the cold snaps over the last two months.

The warming phase was interrupted by a cold snap in which the first flip from warm to cool took only three years.

Sometimes, these cold snaps and sudden snows move down towards the tropical South.

They seemed to be talking about the recent cold snap .

A bout of selling on the stock exchange, perhaps, or a cold snap that reopens the fuel price issue.

A week into April it snowed deeply, half-thawed, and froze in a cold snap .

stone

But my spine seemed to turn to cold stone when I saw two other groups converging on the scene of combat.

Placing one hand on the cold stone wall for guidance, she plunged forward.

He knew the feel of every cold stone step on the wide staircase leading down to the main hall.

Dark cold stone loomed over him on both sides, blinding him.

The cold stone whispered to her.

I started up the cold stone steps to the gallery.

He seemed to be as much part of it as the cold stone floor he was standing on.

He managed to half-turn and his hand grasped at the cold stone .

storage

Much depends on whether Mayor Brown decides to take his campaign promise out of cold storage .

As might be expected this is accelerated by heat, making cold storage essential.

I can hear them rumble into cold storage down the coal chute.

He aims to please even if it means putting his principles in cold storage and his policies in the mixer.

Like the political career of the man who envisioned it, the satellite may face a prolonged period in cold storage .

The project went into cold storage , periodically resurfacing over the next six years only to sink once more.

Or will we always keep our dreams in cold storage ?

sweat

A fine cold sweat dampened her face and neck.

The pulse steadied, the cold sweats stopped.

Carol was dying, and he cried out in his sleep and sat up trembling with cold sweats in the heat.

I was bathed in a cold sweat .

He crouched in a cold sweat as the black Lab scratched at the door; growling.

Sweats about the head on the least exertion, covered with cold sweat.

Such a nightmare was enough to make even the most fearless security officer break out in a cold sweat .

tap

She ran the water out of the basin and held her wrists under the cold tap until they were numb.

Add cold tap water to cover the ingredients by 1 inch.

The cold tap dripped into the stone sink at long, regular intervals.

But as she washed her breakfast cup and saucer and rinsed them meticulously under the cold tap , she was anxious.

Great idea: before grating orange or lemon peel, run the grater under the cold tap to prevent sticking.

Place the rice in a colander and rinse well under the cold tap until the residue salt has been washed away.

Water shot boiling from the cold taps .

war

It is only a year since the cold war ended.

That spread has been levitating in the stratosphere since the end of the cold war .

And the cold war procedures, routines and language sprang back into action.

There was, of course, already a thriving managerial class-particularly in East Asiayears before the cold war ended.

The trend toward globalisation can also be traced to the Nixon administration's modifications of the political economy of the cold war .

Since the end of the cold war there has been no one to fund conflicts in the Middle East.

Masked by the cold war , it has in practice fulfilled that function for a long time.

The victors of the cold war have established various social-political cultures.

water

At the sink I wash my face with cold water , but I don't feel any better.

Soak rist in cold water to numb the pain.

He poured cans of cold water over her.

Cover with cold water and refrigerate for 3 days, changing the water each day.

He moved slowly, like a tired man wading through cold water .

I shaved with cold water and often cut myself.

He rinsed his teeth; a flashy set, a lot of gold, cold water .

Instead, it sent cold water from the bottom of lake into the river via outlet pipes, bypassing the turbines.

weather

Spiders may be found at most times of the year except during the coldest weather .

Short trips in cold weather often do not put back as much charge as was lost starting the car.

She responded, not laughing but sucking in her cheeks like a man blowing on to his hands in cold weather .

In places where there is cold weather in the winter, the streets often become covered with ice and snow.

Meraklon and fibrepile linings can be used to upgrade a bag in cold weather .

While the alpine end of the sport needs only cold weather to produce skiable terrain, cross-country must have snow.

Even this cold weather can not quell it.

Also, some of our forces were rather obviously being fitted out for cold weather .

wind

He stared at the ice-covered ground and half listened to the cold wind moaning gently amongst the trees.

Miguel stood by the window where the gusts of cold wind hit him in throbbing drafts.

Stake large specimens and protect the young plants from cold winds until growing steadily.

The first cold winds rattled the windowpane, and I had made it just in time.

Greenhouse roofs rippled from salmon to garnet with the cold winds of sunset.

He stood there, hoping the cold wind would bring sensation back to his rum-numbed body.

Marion was sitting in the sun, her back to the hut that sheltered her from the cold wind .

Topside, the snow softened the air and a cold wind spits flakes through an open window on the bridge.

winter

Well, one cold winter day an old woman came to the mill with a bag of corn to be ground.

Legend has it that a poor couple gave him shelter one cold winter night.

In general, the mountain areas of the Auvergne experience a much colder winter climate with a long period of Permanent snow.

This is a tender plant, appropriate for Zone 9 and Zone 10 gardens, so protect it during cold winters .

This the family chose to do one cold winter day.

It was a bitterly cold winter with thick snow; both sides were bogged down in the Apennines from December to April.

We might be in for a long, cold winter .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(give sb/get) the cold shoulder

A declaration of love, or the cold shoulder.

Giving the cold shoulder to his usual tipple, Ian Knight raises his coffee cup to Drinkwise Day.

She was sure that at some point she'd given some one the cold shoulder and hurt them badly without noticing.

So they have given girlfriends the cold shoulder.

a (cold) sweat

But just watch them explore picture books and the bookseller breaks into a cold sweat .

By the time the glasses were finally filled, Sam was in a cold sweat .

He crouched in a cold sweat as the black Lab scratched at the door; growling.

I don't know how or why it worked, but I stopped waking up in a cold sweat .

I spent the next week and a half in a cold sweat .

I was bathed in a cold sweat .

Such a nightmare was enough to make even the most fearless security officer break out in a cold sweat .

The thought of it brought him out in a cold sweat as he ran desperately on.

bitterly cold

He wrote that it was not as he had pictured it as the weather was bitterly cold and wet with some snow.

I wasn't annoyed except that it was bitterly cold, freezing.

It is bitterly cold outside today, but probably not cold enough to trigger the payments.

It was bitterly cold and it was raining.

It was a Friday and bitterly cold.

On the bitterly cold morning of Sunday 13 November 1715 the two armies were woken respectively by bagpipes and trumpets.

We all know how bitterly cold it is now outside; it is not very cold here, of course.

When morning came, bitterly cold and still dark, she had made up her mind.

blow hot and cold

I can't tell what he wants - he keeps blowing hot and cold.

In our dealings with the police we have found that they can blow hot and cold. Sometimes they are keen to have media help in solving a crime, other times they are more reluctant.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

cold fish

Fancy standing back to the North Sea for ten hours or more handling cold fish !

I know people thought I was a real cold fish , but what could I do?

Lord Halifax was a cold fish , a man of steely rectitude, a religious man.

They think we are cold fish and sloppy in our appearance.

cold/small comfort

The business won't go bankrupt, but that's cold comfort to the 15 people who lost their jobs.

But this opposition misleads; charisma is cold comfort without expert management.

Erratic hot winds kept the air thick with dust, and the fan gave small comfort to the feverish, aching children.

Now, even these small comforts must be questioned.

Perhaps it was ready? Small comfort , through ten guilt-ridden days.

Precedent, however, suggests that his comments will offer only cold comfort to Mr Jiang and Mr Li.

Rosy statistics on aggregate food production offer small comfort to nations that can not afford a seat at the banquet.

The survival of slimmed-down companies is small comfort for people made redundant.

They could explore the area, learn its resources and contrive small comforts in their rooms.

ever so cold/wet/nice etc

feel the cold/heat

But this sector was the first to feel the heat of intense competition and spiralling development costs.

He could feel the heat as he entered.

He got up and wobbled, wiping blindly at his wet face, not even feeling the cold.

He must have been feeling the heat with all that weight to carry about, but he looked quite cheerful and relaxed.

I felt the heat hit my face as I stared through the opening with narrowed eyes.

Meanwhile, several small fire districts in San Diego County are feeling the heat from Proposition 218.

You can feel the cold winds whipping across the barren island of Smuttynose as Maren relates her disturbing story.

hotter/colder/better etc than ever

And that incentive was increased when they got personal recognition and satisfaction from doing it better than ever before.

He says the new films are better than ever .

Organised by the Alton and District Arts Council, the week promises to be better than ever .

The moviemaking machine that Walt Disney created sixty years ago is working better than ever today.

The National Health Service is now better than ever .

The opportunities now are better than ever .

This year's attractions are bigger and better than ever , with events running from Tuesday to Saturday.

Watermen talked about their catches so far this year, which they said have been better than ever .

in cold blood

He murdered the old man in cold blood .

The killers hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

A deed planned in cold blood may appear very different to the perpetrator if he ever gets round to carrying it out.

And I know of men who claim that they could murder in anger but never in cold blood .

But the temptations of the Flesh were different: they could not be dealt with in cold blood .

But was it necessary to kill my men in cold blood ?

Mrs Heron was murdered in cold blood in a crime which to date has appeared to have no motive.

The Kashmiri police say he was taken into custody as a suspect, tortured and shot in cold blood .

They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

They would have been murdered in cold blood .

make sb's blood run cold

But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.

Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.

He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.

pour cold water over/on sth

Mieno is pouring cold water on the report before she's even seen it.

Arsenal were in the final, but Chapman poured cold water on hopes for the Double.

Clarisa picked him up and we poured cold water over his hand.

He started to pour cold water over me, inpart to staunch the blood, inpart to revive me.

put sth in cold storage

the Cold War

However, the cold war is over looked.

I do not want to suggest that Stalin had nothing to do with the origins of the cold war.

Its front-line position in the Cold War era was of no importance by 1991.

Now the Cold War is over.

These policies also served to institutionalise the Cold War.

unseasonably warm/cold/hot etc

Harvesting began early in Bordeaux as well, due to unseasonably warm weather.

It was mid-summer, and unseasonably warm for Glasgow.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

The mid-afternoon sun was still unseasonably warm, and there were children bathing in the sea.

The night being unseasonably warm, most of the windows were wide open.

The spring day was unseasonably warm, and after two hour's tuition she went into the clubhouse.

you'll catch your death (of cold)

Don't go out without a coat! You'll catch your death of cold!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"He has abused his position," a cold and angry protester said.

a cold January evening

a cold stone floor

a cold , clear night

a cold , pragmatic decision

By the time I got off the phone, my coffee was stone cold .

Come and sit by the fire. You look cold .

Come eat your dinner before it gets cold .

Dad, I'm cold . Can I put the heater on?

He waited an hour for the train on a cold platform.

He woke up in the middle of the night feeling cold .

His manner all evening was cold and unfriendly.

How about a nice cold beer?

I'd hate to live somewhere where it's always cold .

I love being in a warm bed in a cold room.

I think we'll just have a cold buffet.

I want something cold like an ice cream bar.

I wanted to swim, but the water was too cold .

It's so cold . I wish I was back home in Morocco.

It gets really cold here at night.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Brewing Clean the white plastic brewing bucket with the sterilising fluid and rinse it thoroughly with cold water.

I thought you were supposed to get cold chills on your right leg.

It was a very professional, cold time.

The first cold winds rattled the windowpane, and I had made it just in time.

You aren't the cold woman you're pretending to be!

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

bad

He caught a bad cold and, thinking that the disease had returned, took his life.

On Sunday, she is nursing a bad cold .

He had a bad cold and was shivering inside his dressing gown.

Q: My 10-year old developed a bad cold with fever and a hard cough last week.

He developed a bad cold and had to stay in bed much of the time.

Most will never know for sure if what they have is mild flu or a bad cold .

If people have a bad cold , the nasal cavity gets blocked up and so they can not say the sounds properly.

Then two more girls in the family, ages two and twelve, suffered bad colds .

bitter

Nothing for certain but the dark weather and the bitter cold .

Mormons sang and danced to fight off the bitter cold of Iowa in winter.

I got dressed quickly in the bitter cold of the room, and washed when I could.

Hunger and the bitter cold would have reduced bird numbers and driven species to flock in the open fields.

When she emerged into the car park the bitter cold enveloped her insidiously; it had been so much milder in Keyhole.

extreme

Human problems in extreme cold are both physiological and environmental.

Insects that winter on land, under snow, among rocks and vegetation or in soil are similarly exposed to extreme cold .

More extreme cold is tiresome as well as dangerous.

It is effective over a wide temperature range although lighting may be difficult in extreme cold .

The last few years have seen widespread damage to homes through storms, floods, extreme cold and subsidence caused by drought.

freezing

It was freezing cold in all the rooms.

It was cascading rain and freezing cold .

It was freezing cold and we didn't go inside anywhere.

Then, in the freezing cold of London in February 1969, his feet swelled up.

In the freezing cold and pitch dark, families were driven to clinging to the roof.

We stayed in a frontier hotel about 6,000 feet up, in a night of freezing cold .

heavy

Are they like heavy colds - something unpleasant but best ignored as they will soon go away?

In babies and young children, the symptoms can be confused with a heavy cold .

Sea colour of a heavy cold .

hot

Does your relationship run hot and cold ?

icy

She found she was shivering as if she were icy cold .

Paul D felt icy cold in the place Sethe had been before Beloved came.

My chest felt icy cold and I had difficulty in breathing.

The next day was icy cold .

It seemed to her that her heart had been crushed in metal hands, icy cold and shining.

Her sharp nose was icy cold and her face wet with rain.

Jim shuddered, and not from the icy cold which now knotted his every muscle.

Winter was exceptionally hard: icy cold and damp, all life arrested.

intense

The intense cold radiating from the weapon will slay anyone it cuts.

As her subjects prepared for action, she encountered and noted the physical hardships that prevailed, notably the intense cold .

■ NOUN

ice

To him, it must have seemed ice cold , indifferent.

Violent thirst for ice cold , and refreshing drinks; dry mouth and throat.

The food is hearty, and the Schnapps ice cold .

winter

Her lips moved constantly and her pale body was damp with perspiration, even though the room was winter cold .

I sometimes picture to myself both you and Mrs. Mitchell suffering from the winter colds and fogs.

■ VERB

catch

He caught a bad cold and, thinking that the disease had returned, took his life.

He had enjoyed himself by our fire, but had caught a tremendous cold as soon as he left the mountains.

After addressing a public meeting in support of extending the franchise to agricultural workers he had caught a severe cold .

If Match sneezes, Ankh-Morpork catches a cold .

When he started to tremble, he figured this was the best way to catch a cold .

Then she had caught a very nasty cold which would not budge.

I may be catching a cold .

get

It's a wicked Sin to let good food get cold .

Going on vacation is a lot like getting a cold .

You're not getting a cold are you, darling?

The walk to the town centre is long enough to invigorate me and short enough to avoid getting miserable from the cold .

Then suddenly I get all cold , and I have to jump around a bit to get warm.

shiver

They arrived back at Chepstow Villas just before nine, shivering from the cold .

My hand hurt just as much and now I was shivering with cold .

My skinny body shivered in the cold of the basement pool.

suffer

I sometimes picture to myself both you and Mrs. Mitchell suffering from the winter colds and fogs.

At the time, the Kremlin said Yeltsin was suffering merely from a cold .

Then two more girls in the family, ages two and twelve, suffered bad colds .

turn

Autumn became winter and it turned steely cold .

His throat was a bit sore anyway, and with luck it might turn into a cold .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(give sb/get) the cold shoulder

A declaration of love, or the cold shoulder.

Giving the cold shoulder to his usual tipple, Ian Knight raises his coffee cup to Drinkwise Day.

She was sure that at some point she'd given some one the cold shoulder and hurt them badly without noticing.

So they have given girlfriends the cold shoulder.

a (cold) sweat

But just watch them explore picture books and the bookseller breaks into a cold sweat .

By the time the glasses were finally filled, Sam was in a cold sweat .

He crouched in a cold sweat as the black Lab scratched at the door; growling.

I don't know how or why it worked, but I stopped waking up in a cold sweat .

I spent the next week and a half in a cold sweat .

I was bathed in a cold sweat .

Such a nightmare was enough to make even the most fearless security officer break out in a cold sweat .

The thought of it brought him out in a cold sweat as he ran desperately on.

bitterly cold

He wrote that it was not as he had pictured it as the weather was bitterly cold and wet with some snow.

I wasn't annoyed except that it was bitterly cold, freezing.

It is bitterly cold outside today, but probably not cold enough to trigger the payments.

It was bitterly cold and it was raining.

It was a Friday and bitterly cold.

On the bitterly cold morning of Sunday 13 November 1715 the two armies were woken respectively by bagpipes and trumpets.

We all know how bitterly cold it is now outside; it is not very cold here, of course.

When morning came, bitterly cold and still dark, she had made up her mind.

blow hot and cold

I can't tell what he wants - he keeps blowing hot and cold.

In our dealings with the police we have found that they can blow hot and cold. Sometimes they are keen to have media help in solving a crime, other times they are more reluctant.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

blow/go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

Some of these young officers blow hot and cold.

blue with cold

Ben, naked except for the strait-jacket, and blue with cold, was heaving and struggling and bellowing.

Doug emerges from the cabin looking blue with cold.

Gerda approached Kay, who was blue with cold but oblivious to his predicament because of the ice in his heart.

cold fish

Fancy standing back to the North Sea for ten hours or more handling cold fish !

I know people thought I was a real cold fish , but what could I do?

Lord Halifax was a cold fish , a man of steely rectitude, a religious man.

They think we are cold fish and sloppy in our appearance.

cold/small comfort

The business won't go bankrupt, but that's cold comfort to the 15 people who lost their jobs.

But this opposition misleads; charisma is cold comfort without expert management.

Erratic hot winds kept the air thick with dust, and the fan gave small comfort to the feverish, aching children.

Now, even these small comforts must be questioned.

Perhaps it was ready? Small comfort , through ten guilt-ridden days.

Precedent, however, suggests that his comments will offer only cold comfort to Mr Jiang and Mr Li.

Rosy statistics on aggregate food production offer small comfort to nations that can not afford a seat at the banquet.

The survival of slimmed-down companies is small comfort for people made redundant.

They could explore the area, learn its resources and contrive small comforts in their rooms.

ever so cold/wet/nice etc

feel the cold/heat

But this sector was the first to feel the heat of intense competition and spiralling development costs.

He could feel the heat as he entered.

He got up and wobbled, wiping blindly at his wet face, not even feeling the cold.

He must have been feeling the heat with all that weight to carry about, but he looked quite cheerful and relaxed.

I felt the heat hit my face as I stared through the opening with narrowed eyes.

Meanwhile, several small fire districts in San Diego County are feeling the heat from Proposition 218.

You can feel the cold winds whipping across the barren island of Smuttynose as Maren relates her disturbing story.

go hot and cold

Paula was going hot and cold by now.

She went hot and cold, dizzy with confusion.

hotter/colder/better etc than ever

And that incentive was increased when they got personal recognition and satisfaction from doing it better than ever before.

He says the new films are better than ever .

Organised by the Alton and District Arts Council, the week promises to be better than ever .

The moviemaking machine that Walt Disney created sixty years ago is working better than ever today.

The National Health Service is now better than ever .

The opportunities now are better than ever .

This year's attractions are bigger and better than ever , with events running from Tuesday to Saturday.

Watermen talked about their catches so far this year, which they said have been better than ever .

in cold blood

He murdered the old man in cold blood .

The killers hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

A deed planned in cold blood may appear very different to the perpetrator if he ever gets round to carrying it out.

And I know of men who claim that they could murder in anger but never in cold blood .

But the temptations of the Flesh were different: they could not be dealt with in cold blood .

But was it necessary to kill my men in cold blood ?

Mrs Heron was murdered in cold blood in a crime which to date has appeared to have no motive.

The Kashmiri police say he was taken into custody as a suspect, tortured and shot in cold blood .

They hunted Pedro down like an animal and murdered him in cold blood .

They would have been murdered in cold blood .

make sb's blood run cold

But whenever she passed the wood the tales rushed back into her mind and made her blood run cold.

Ex-inmate Tony Cohla told yesterday how the thought of ever returning to Ashworth makes his blood run cold.

He said their evidence had made his blood run cold.

merciless heat/cold/wind etc

During the merciless heat of noon one of the frailer females collapsed, far from any possible shelter.

pour cold water over/on sth

Mieno is pouring cold water on the report before she's even seen it.

Arsenal were in the final, but Chapman poured cold water on hopes for the Double.

Clarisa picked him up and we poured cold water over his hand.

He started to pour cold water over me, inpart to staunch the blood, inpart to revive me.

put sth in cold storage

stupid with cold/sleep/shock etc

the Cold War

However, the cold war is over looked.

I do not want to suggest that Stalin had nothing to do with the origins of the cold war.

Its front-line position in the Cold War era was of no importance by 1991.

Now the Cold War is over.

These policies also served to institutionalise the Cold War.

unseasonably warm/cold/hot etc

Harvesting began early in Bordeaux as well, due to unseasonably warm weather.

It was mid-summer, and unseasonably warm for Glasgow.

The cherry tree was coming into blossom, encouraged by the unseasonably warm sunshine.

The mid-afternoon sun was still unseasonably warm, and there were children bathing in the sea.

The night being unseasonably warm, most of the windows were wide open.

The spring day was unseasonably warm, and after two hour's tuition she went into the clubhouse.

you'll catch your death (of cold)

Don't go out without a coat! You'll catch your death of cold!

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Come in out of the cold .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After addressing a public meeting in support of extending the franchise to agricultural workers he had caught a severe cold .

Going on vacation is a lot like getting a cold .

Having a parched nose and throat may lower resistance to colds, croup, sinusitis and respiratory problems.

The cold pressed into his rib cage.

The nighttime cold had a new bite.

III. adverb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He looked at me coldly, but said nothing.

Judy stopped cold , and waited for the laughter to finish.

The woman coldly told us to mind our own business.

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