Meaning of PART in English

PART

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a central role/part

The report emphasizes the central role of science in society.

a crucial factor/part/element

The cost of the project is the crucial factor.

a part of the equation

The tourist industry is a crucial part of the country’s overall economic equation.

a parting gift (= a gift that you give someone when you leave/say goodbye )

She brought him a parting gift.

a vital part/element

Learning to play with other children is a vital part of growing up.

a vital role/part

Nurses play a vital role in hospitals and surgeries.

act a part/role

She is acting the role of Lady Macbeth six evenings a week.

act a part/role

Stella felt unnatural in their company, as if she was acting a part.

an active part

Our members take an active part in fund-raising.

appear on/take part in a show (= to be a guest on a show )

They were trying to persuade Daniel Radcliffe to appear on the show.

be part of a chain

The hotel is part of the MacDonald chain.

be part of a conspiracy ( also take part in a conspiracy )

The jury found that Poindexter was part of a conspiracy to ship arms to Iran.

be part of a plot

These accusations are part of a plot to discredit him.

be part of a scene

Formal receptions were an important part of the social scene.

be part of sb's/sth's charm

The house is a long way from anywhere and that is part of its charm.

bit part

He’s had bit parts in a couple of soaps.

cast sb in a role/a part/the lead

The producer finally cast Finsh in the male lead.

clouds part (= move away from each other )

Suddenly the clouds that covered the moon parted.

component parts/elements etc

We’ve been breaking down the budget into its component parts.

due in part to (= partly because of )

Attendance at the meeting was small, due in part to the absence of teachers.

forms part of

The project forms part of a larger project investigating the history of the cinema.

indispensable part

Mobile phones have become an indispensable part of our lives.

integral part

Vegetables are an integral part of our diet.

major role/part/factor etc

Britain played a major role in the negotiations.

part exchange

The company takes the buyer’s property in part exchange.

part of speech

part of the deal

I got free accommodation as part of the deal.

part of the world

This part of the world was new to her.

play a crucial role/part in sth

Parents play a crucial role in preparing their children for adult life.

play a prominent part/role (in sth)

Mandela played a prominent role in the early years of the ANC.

play a role/part/character etc

Playing a character so different from herself was a challenge.

private parts

spare part

take an active part in sth

Most of the students take an active part in sports.

take part in a competition

Ten schools took part in the competition.

take part in a contest

Twenty-five countries took part in the contest.

take part in a demonstration ( also participate in a demonstration formal )

As many as 400,000 people took part in the demonstration.

take part in a festival (= perform there )

The school choir, which has taken part in the festival since 1980, is rehearsing every day.

take part in a process ( also participate in a process )

We encourage our clients to participate in the process at every stage.

take part in a raid

They took part in various raids, including the bombing of Cologne in 1942.

take part in (a) sport

Students are encouraged to take part in a sport of some kind.

take part in an activity ( also participate in an activity formal )

The children were encouraged to take part in several different activities.

take part in politics

Young people should be encouraged to take part in politics.

takes...in part exchange

The company takes the buyer’s property in part exchange.

the early part of sth (= near the beginning of an event or period of time )

I was doing quite well in the early part of the race.

tough neighborhood/area/part of town etc

a tough area of Chicago

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

active

However, he is likely to feel much more satisfied if he can take an active part in looking after the plants.

I took but little active part in last row and am thus out of the scrape.

In old age she was troubled by deafness and played little active part in her husband's later political career.

All 48 people who took an active part in last night's exercise were given a New Brighton stick of rock.

We shall play an active part in negotiations on Economic and Monetary Union.

We both play active parts in the life of the village.

It may be just a surface for bacteria or may play a more active part in filtration.

different

The barn owl and kestrel samples examined here were drawn from widely different parts of their global range.

For example, it could be a jigsaw reading, with different group members having access to different parts .

Building materials for peasant houses varied between different parts of the country.

Chaotic mechanisms would serve to maintain the functional independence of different parts of the nervous system.

This takes time, and calls for contributions from different parts of the Office, as well as elsewhere in Whitehall.

Wholesalers in different parts of the country provide the important connection between the farmer-breeder and restaurants or markets.

People are so different in all parts of the world.

The standard course comes in three books of case studies covering a variety of business activities in different parts of the world.

early

In this early part of the reign there were two periods of fighting.

Its name, Morrisonville, dated from the early part of the nineteenth century.

The earlier part of the year was the crabbing season.

Textile finds across Eurasia from the earlier part of the Neolithic are almost uniformly of plant fibres, particularly flax and hemp.

And so the early part of the night passed quite quietly.

In the early part of 1939 I was still a pacifist.

In the early part of this century a calendar of the Abbey muniments was produced.

That was some time during the early part of the morning.

essential

Learning pro-social behaviour is an essential part of controlling aggressive and violent reactions.

An essential part of its history is that of ships, convoys and the conquest of distant oceans.

Sad, moving scenes are an essential part of lachrymose drama.

Want creation is thus an essential part of a modern technologically-based economy.

She considers thin distinction between the pure and the impure an essential part of social order.

Again, as we will see, this kind of manoeuvre plays an essential part in the Roslin cloning procedure.

People left essential parts of themselves on the shore.

great

On the greater part of the body the spots are grouped in rosettes.

During the greater part of each contest, the two are settled in a squat position, measuring each other.

The greater part is given over to the well in which the ice was deposited.

We have also left the enemy all our dead and the greater part of our severely wounded.

Her objective was to acquire Transylvania, and she now at once invaded that country and quickly occupied the greater part of it.

The legend of Lalla Haguza enlivened a great part of our childhood.

It is these that make up the greater part of the transcribed conversations in Appendix 2 of this book.

For this reason, the great part of reports relating to warfare in this period concern sieges.

hard

The harder parts gave a much more satisfactory finish with clean shiny cutter marks even in the interlocking grain.

Now comes the hard part: making the deal work for both sides.

The hard part is sorting the good memories from the bad.

In fact, the hardest part is getting the printer out of the box.

Applying method to job applications Initially the aim is to get called for interview, and this is the hardest part .

Digging a pit in these woods is the hard part .

The skeletal elements of those with hard parts are fine, often branching elements called spicules.

The hard part would be working it into her schedule.

important

An important part of the notion of interdependence is reciprocity: the desire not to exploit one's partner too much.

Beal maintains victims should be an important part of the process, but says they have no special legal status.

In particular, we consider two especially important parts of your work: the beginning and the end.

Community interest will lead to self-reliant integrated development with science and technology playing an important part .

Mortgage rescue schemes are an important part of that initiative.

Budgeting is an important part of the management control process in any organization.

Effective and reliable handwriting recognition will necessarily form an important part of this new technology.

Dominic said that for him the most important part of foreign travel was meeting the people.

integral

It enables borders to be woven as an integral part of the carpet allowing continuation of the design without mitred corners.

Coining phrases was an integral part of the mystique of the rhythm &038; blues deejays.

He's young, supremely talented and an integral part of a successful, high profile side.

Fear is an integral part of individual and organizational life.

Petrofabric evaluation should therefore form an integral part of any study of basin evolution.

As she found out, wrecks were an integral part of Trepassey life.

It is envisaged that much of the assessment will be done by teachers as an integral part of their normal classroom work.

It has shown that it must be an integral part of any peace process.

large

Checheno-Ingushetia was abolished, and a large part of the Ingushi lands had been ceded to North Ossetia and repopulated by Ossetes.

A large part of the higher expenses was an $ 11. 6 million write-down of office property in Tampa, Fla.

They argue that the type of regime establishes constraints and determines in large part the paths to democracy.

Environment has played a large part in making him the notorious character he is today.

It has lost a large part of its voice in the control of its own destiny.

And being able to make decisions is also a large part of the fun and satisfaction in being your own boss.

So did a large part of the local population, including Morag Paterson.

The control of development is in large part internal and affective.

major

It follows that the duty can not be expected to play a major part in controlling managerialist tendencies.

Outside of food and energy, inflation moderated in every other major part of the consumer price index.

A levy of some sort is essential, so that the industry plays a major part in all training.

It held together with the engine, the rest of the fuselage separating which took him out of the major part of the fire.

The major part of teaching, motivating and assessing what has been learned should take place outside the diabetic clinic.

It helped to bring the system into disrepute and played a major part in the eventual breakdown of the Plowden structure.

Which of the many recent changes played the major part in the university disturbances of the early 1860s is unclear.

That same report concluded that high income elasticities and low price elasticities had played a major part in this observed growth.

other

The answer does not lie in saying that London has some advantages that other parts of the country do not enjoy.

This problem of the representativeness of our study can be overcome by repeating our study in other parts of the country.

The restoration process lasted for several years, extending to other parts of the station, and eventually cost around £10m.

In other parts of the world, the same needs arise but they are met by different structures.

Three remain free-standing; the other as part of federations.

The seat is elm and the other parts are made of various fruit woods; mine is of cherry.

Part of her was wishing they would hurry up and the other part was hoping they'd take for ever!

The other part can not be used to do work.

small

Moreover, Kalmar contains but a small part of the total final assembly facilities within the Volvo enterprise.

Our concern is with the fire service and doing our small part to help that out.

The play had done quite well and he was noticed in the small part .

The Sunday Night Supper constituted a small part of the Georgetown set in embryonic form.

Artists can be at a disadvantage in group exhibitions as only a small part of their activity can be seen.

It is under-inclusive because teenagers pose only a small part of the drunken driving problem in this Nation.

In the north, only a small part of Sutherland remained to be surveyed but the area was relatively inaccessible.

A small part of the Large Cloud of Magellan extends into Mensa, but otherwise there is absolutely nothing here of interest.

spare

No sound had emerged from it for six months: spare parts were hard to get, Dynmouth Hi-Fi Boutique informed him.

He stood looking like a spare part , apparently waiting to be asked to sit down.

These exceptions are significant for manufacturers and suppliers of spare parts .

A shop should also be able to demonstrate the availability of spare parts for the board you have selected.

Key resources are technical personnel and aircraft spare parts which account for the largest share of the maintenance budget.

Approval will be given for spare parts for ships, naval helicopters and naval planes.

The sheer cost of trained staff and the difficulties with obtaining spare parts are two indications of the absurdity of the idea.

The air force divides responsibility for spare parts among seven centres.

vital

Ask about Talkabout Nuclear power is frequently misunderstood but the truth is it plays a vital part in our everyday life.

Mr Trimble is a vital part ofthe peace process.

To begin to decrease this isolation is therefore a vital part of the stress-reduction programme.

The home side gradually began to look interested, with the pace of Paul Bennett playing a vital part on the flank.

Learning to play with other children and to form close friendships with some of them is a vital part of growing up.

But experts now believe that the genes we inherit also play a vital part .

The Berkeley Square Gallery, for example, maintains a second outlet in Tokyo, as a vital part of its operations.

The result amazed them: the Il-4 killed the mice by shutting off a vital part of their immune system.

■ NOUN

body

There he will create a towering bronze armature to which various body parts , heroic in size, will be affixed.

The largest body part was a knee.

Forearm training is frequently omitted because of all the work the forearms do while training other body parts .

The company says there is no limit to the body parts it could grow in its lab.

The 1995 team saw body parts strewn about callously by the robbers in their mad quest for anything of value.

On the kitchen table are strewn the body parts of a dismantled wooden Easter bunny.

Measuring body parts First, write on a piece of paper how you view yourself.

The entertainment industry is, of course, rife with synthetic body parts , including hair.

■ VERB

become

Could he really let his only child become a part of this family?

The old man had become part of city.

Malcolm Mann, for example, could have become part of the disgruntled class when he was laid off at age 55.

That magnificent body had become part of hers.

Once vice-chancellors start to think the unthinkable, then the issue becomes part of the agenda and it becomes harder to retreat.

Charter of fundamental rights: After a battle spearheaded by Britain the charter will not become part of the Nice treaty.

It becomes part of the establishment.

form

If they do not feel easy about this physical closeness that, too, will form part of the communication.

It is in this way a world view, of which psychoanalysis forms an important part .

The responsibility statement forms part of the Investment Overview.

Advice on monitoring the effectiveness of the procedures will form part of the Code of Practice.

Assessment forms a large part of historical work.

The Court of Appeal held that the oral statement overrode the exclusion clause which therefore did not form part of the contract.

These reports will then go with the pleadings and form part of the documents for use of the trial judge.

These cells form part of the immune system and help to prevent the body from getting diseases.

play

Duty done, the vodka was playing a prominent part in his triumph.

Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part , but other components provide the big difference.

A little girl playing the part of Mary was asked by the teacher to imagine how Mary would be feeling in the stables.

No longer does service play a large part in their future plans.

This means choosing the right variety can play an important part in making savings further into the season.

This is not to suggest that ethnicity did not play any part in the front's activities.

Mayr passed around a still of the 6-year-old Herbert Halbik, who played the part so unforgettably.

Musicals play a major part in the Forum line-up.

take

But the vote has been declared invalid because fewer than half the parents took part in the ballot.

About 34 percent of those who took part in the recent survey said they use a commercial online service.

So far 4,411 retailers with 10,789 shops, including some major chains, have signed up to take part in the scheme.

Pimm began asking himself: Can we assemble a stable ecosystem by taking in the parts at random?

Customers at each of the Bank's 750 branches took part in the survey.

No wild-talking hippies had taken part in the planning.

No-one knew how many bands would take part in each contest until it was all over.

We will take the parts remaining from this one and combine it with that one.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a parting kiss/gift/glance etc

And every couple receives a case of Lygon Arms' dry white wine or claret as a parting gift.

Right: Jeff Lowe receives a parting gift from Chris Bonington.

They would send him home that very day and every man present would give him a parting gift to enrich him.

bolt-on part/component/extra

discretion is the better part of valour

for the most part

Ethnic minorities have struggled to retain their cultural identity, and have for the most part succeeded.

For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.

For the most part, she's a fair person.

The cell chemistry of these insects is, for the most part, poorly understood.

You can get good deals there, for the most part

An engaging blend of poetic characterization and deductive reasoning, it was delivered for the most part in a weary monotone.

But for the most part he was a normal teenager who looked with confidence to the world soon to open to him.

Discussion on the petition in Congress was heated and for the most part illogical.

However, they soon comprised, for the most part, Roma children who were denied access to mainstream education.

It had been a year of hardship and self-doubt, but for the most part the new managers had persevered.

The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science.

Various recommendations were advanced for making changes in the operational plan, but for the most part they got nowhere.

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

in large part/measure

Alvin had always made it plain that his company existed in large part to provide work for black dancers.

As it turns out, the fears that govern such organizations derive in large part from invalid or negative core beliefs.

My conception of postmodernist de-differentiation via an aesthetics of desire was also in large part dependent on Lyotard's work.

Realism is now out of fashion, in large part as a consequence of those silly semantic claims.

This continuity can be explained in large part by the nature of the superstructure.

This is due in large part to the national officers and to yourselves and your colleagues.

Whether the high jumper can requalify against stiff competition depends in large part upon the other big change: her takeoff.

part-timer/full-timer

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

parting shot

As Eve was leaving, she couldn't resist a parting shot at Brian: "I never loved you anyway!"

As it will be the best remembered part of your presentation, your parting shot needs to be powerful.

Gilliland, however, had a parting shot to fire in his paper in Astrophysical Journal.

He left with a parting shot at Supervisor Mike Boyd.

He was strong enough now to attribute the man's parting shot about his drawings to sheer malice.

It's no coincidence that it originated in Moscow - this was the Communist old guard's parting shot.

The ultimate parting shot from an ungrateful aircraft that had enjoyed every care and attention.

play a part/role

Although the budget committees guide Congress's actions on spending, every committee plays a role.

Hart clearly played a role in the decision to change admission standards.

Men now play a larger part in looking after their children.

Our goal is to make sure everyone plays a part and shares in the credit.

Schneider played a key role in getting the organization started.

The most effective learning occurs when the child is allowed to play a more active role in the learning process.

The Secretary of State played a leading role in the government's successful foreign policy.

Together with the police everyone can play a part in improving the security of their neighborhood.

But big-city gangsters also play a part.

By speaking out about envy between women, comedy can play a part in helping us to heal it in ourselves.

He was six now and understood that I had played a role in his parents separation.

Luck has to play a part in it.

Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part, but other components provide the big difference.

The New Man rejects traditional roles of parenthood and likes to play a part in decision-making.

The researchers said more investigation was needed into whether vaccinations or pesticides played a part.

Therefore, both over-confidence and under-confidence may play a part in creating an environment in which accidents happen more readily.

supporting part/role/actor etc

At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.

Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.

But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.

He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.

Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.

Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.

The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.

The three supporting roles are all superbly played.

working parts

He had, Edouard saw, a technical mind, and loved to see how working parts fitted together.

It still retains all its working parts and would require only minimum repairs to put it into full working order.

The working parts of a digital watch.

The neo-biological approach is to assemble software from working parts, while continuously testing and correcting the software as it grows.

They do not, at least by biological standards, have intricate working parts.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Part of the research program involved interviewing teenagers in inner-city areas.

Part One ends with the death of the hero's father.

All our replacement parts are guaranteed, if you have your car serviced with us each year.

Check inside the box to see if all the parts are there.

Did you understand the part about switching the modem speed?

I'll sing the bass part if you want.

I've finished the first part of my thesis.

Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice', adapted for radio in six parts

Malaria is still common in many parts of Africa.

Mix one part milk with two parts flour and stir.

Organizing the party was easy, the hardest part was getting my parents to agree to it.

She spent the early part of her life in Barcelona.

The part of Cyrano was played by Gerard Depardieu.

The director has given us until tomorrow to learn our parts.

This is the widest part of the river.

What part of Russia are you from?

When you have filled in the form, keep the top part and send the other part to the bank.

Where does this part go?

Which part of your job do you enjoy most?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A quarter of all 16-18 year olds are now taking part in these schemes.

And if later some one disposes of a record in some other way no part of the royalty can be recovered.

But people in these parts name their children after their favorite stock-car racer, and they're proud to tell you so.

Gradually you should be able to phase out the tangible reinforcers when tantrums are no longer a major part of her repertoire.

Isetan, however, said the filing was part of a dispute over control of real estate in three key markets.

Morales' murder is part of a wave of killings since Figueroa took office.

Most have a core of solid businesses that ensure that at least parts of the firm are making serious money.

Sentimental attachment to some geographic part of the world is not part of the system.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

slightly

Make sure that your lips are slightly parted and that your jaw is relaxed.

And when Merrill awoke the following morning her lips were slightly parted to receive his dream-kiss.

His lips were slightly parted , and she could neither see nor hear the thin whisper of breath.

■ NOUN

crowd

Ever stage-dived and found the crowd parting like the red sea?

With no words spoken the crowd parted before the old man, allowing him immediate access to the bar.

The crowd had parted to let Harriet through to the centre of the square.

Then, as she watched, the crowd parted and a man came towards her.

The gunman looked around him wildly and the crowd parted as he darted up a narrow alleyway.

The crowd had parted to let them through, and Kathleen's fear for herself vanished as she took in the scene.

The crowd parted before them and they stared, unbelieving, at the three girls on the bloodstained pink marble floor.

death

It had taken nothing less than death to part these men.

Till death did they part , my customer and his bonds.

This is how you talk about your wife, the woman you vowed to love and cherish till death does you part ?

hair

She had dark-brown hair , parted in the middle, and wore a headdress of yellow felt.

Margarett had pulled back her hair rather severely and parted it on the side.

His hair is black and parted on the side.

His long blond hair was parted in the center.

My fair hair was meticulously parted .

His golden hair was parted down the middle, and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.

Within was the mummy of an old woman whose long, grey hair had been parted in the middle.

Russell was thirty-five, a short man with slicked-down hair parted in the middle.

lip

It was a second or two before it opened and when it did her lips parted silently.

He saw Mayli, and stopped, his eyes widening, his lips parting as if he were about to speak.

Her eyes were open and staring, her mouth open too, lips just parted , as though mid-breath.

Mala was motionless, eyes wide, lips parted a little, as if hypnotized.

Her mouth was under his, her lips parting beneath the flickering ecstasy of his tongue.

She had pale crimped hair over her temples, and her lips were parted to reveal large, even teeth.

middle

She had dark-brown hair, parted in the middle , and wore a headdress of yellow felt.

His golden hair was parted down the middle , and he wore a gold ring on his right hand.

Within was the mummy of an old woman whose long, grey hair had been parted in the middle .

Russell was thirty-five, a short man with slicked-down hair parted in the middle .

His dark hair, long and straight, was parted in the middle .

Her hair was parted in the middle and drawn back from a round, pretty face.

She had freckles, level gray eyes, a round nose, and straight dark blond hair parted in the middle .

At six foot six, Tesla was a commanding figure, clean-cut and wiry, his jet-black hair parted in the middle .

money

Whether these compromises are acceptable or not will be up to those of us parting with our money !

Under that compulsion they parted with their money .

If you're dealing with an overseas provider, look into how it is regulated before you part with any money .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fool and his money are soon parted

a parting kiss/gift/glance etc

And every couple receives a case of Lygon Arms' dry white wine or claret as a parting gift.

Right: Jeff Lowe receives a parting gift from Chris Bonington.

They would send him home that very day and every man present would give him a parting gift to enrich him.

bolt-on part/component/extra

discretion is the better part of valour

for the most part

Ethnic minorities have struggled to retain their cultural identity, and have for the most part succeeded.

For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.

For the most part, she's a fair person.

The cell chemistry of these insects is, for the most part, poorly understood.

You can get good deals there, for the most part

An engaging blend of poetic characterization and deductive reasoning, it was delivered for the most part in a weary monotone.

But for the most part he was a normal teenager who looked with confidence to the world soon to open to him.

Discussion on the petition in Congress was heated and for the most part illogical.

However, they soon comprised, for the most part, Roma children who were denied access to mainstream education.

It had been a year of hardship and self-doubt, but for the most part the new managers had persevered.

The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science.

Various recommendations were advanced for making changes in the operational plan, but for the most part they got nowhere.

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

in large part/measure

Alvin had always made it plain that his company existed in large part to provide work for black dancers.

As it turns out, the fears that govern such organizations derive in large part from invalid or negative core beliefs.

My conception of postmodernist de-differentiation via an aesthetics of desire was also in large part dependent on Lyotard's work.

Realism is now out of fashion, in large part as a consequence of those silly semantic claims.

This continuity can be explained in large part by the nature of the superstructure.

This is due in large part to the national officers and to yourselves and your colleagues.

Whether the high jumper can requalify against stiff competition depends in large part upon the other big change: her takeoff.

part-timer/full-timer

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

parting shot

As Eve was leaving, she couldn't resist a parting shot at Brian: "I never loved you anyway!"

As it will be the best remembered part of your presentation, your parting shot needs to be powerful.

Gilliland, however, had a parting shot to fire in his paper in Astrophysical Journal.

He left with a parting shot at Supervisor Mike Boyd.

He was strong enough now to attribute the man's parting shot about his drawings to sheer malice.

It's no coincidence that it originated in Moscow - this was the Communist old guard's parting shot.

The ultimate parting shot from an ungrateful aircraft that had enjoyed every care and attention.

supporting part/role/actor etc

At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.

Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.

But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.

He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.

Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.

Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.

The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.

The three supporting roles are all superbly played.

working parts

He had, Edouard saw, a technical mind, and loved to see how working parts fitted together.

It still retains all its working parts and would require only minimum repairs to put it into full working order.

The working parts of a digital watch.

The neo-biological approach is to assemble software from working parts, while continuously testing and correcting the software as it grows.

They do not, at least by biological standards, have intricate working parts.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Jen's black hair was parted down the middle.

Joe parted the curtains and the sunlight came flooding in.

Sharon and I parted on friendly terms.

She parted the branches with her hands as she moved further into the forest.

She hoped that she and Jonathan would never part .

The crowd parted as Governor Langley walked to the stage.

They parted in a fairly amicable way.

Very gently, he parted the front of her robe.

With a brief hug, they parted.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A few minutes later she parted from him and, weathering a few pleasant glances, went back to her office.

Between the pathologists and police communication was intermittent, for they were parted by more than space.

He lay back and she stretched her body over his, leaning to his mouth and parting his lips with her tongue.

Then she kissed me to show me that we had to part .

They knocked against linked bodies, which parted to let them pass.

III. adverb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fool and his money are soon parted

a parting kiss/gift/glance etc

And every couple receives a case of Lygon Arms' dry white wine or claret as a parting gift.

Right: Jeff Lowe receives a parting gift from Chris Bonington.

They would send him home that very day and every man present would give him a parting gift to enrich him.

bolt-on part/component/extra

discretion is the better part of valour

for the most part

Ethnic minorities have struggled to retain their cultural identity, and have for the most part succeeded.

For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.

For the most part, she's a fair person.

The cell chemistry of these insects is, for the most part, poorly understood.

You can get good deals there, for the most part

An engaging blend of poetic characterization and deductive reasoning, it was delivered for the most part in a weary monotone.

But for the most part he was a normal teenager who looked with confidence to the world soon to open to him.

Discussion on the petition in Congress was heated and for the most part illogical.

However, they soon comprised, for the most part, Roma children who were denied access to mainstream education.

It had been a year of hardship and self-doubt, but for the most part the new managers had persevered.

The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science.

Various recommendations were advanced for making changes in the operational plan, but for the most part they got nowhere.

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

in large part/measure

Alvin had always made it plain that his company existed in large part to provide work for black dancers.

As it turns out, the fears that govern such organizations derive in large part from invalid or negative core beliefs.

My conception of postmodernist de-differentiation via an aesthetics of desire was also in large part dependent on Lyotard's work.

Realism is now out of fashion, in large part as a consequence of those silly semantic claims.

This continuity can be explained in large part by the nature of the superstructure.

This is due in large part to the national officers and to yourselves and your colleagues.

Whether the high jumper can requalify against stiff competition depends in large part upon the other big change: her takeoff.

part-timer/full-timer

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

parting shot

As Eve was leaving, she couldn't resist a parting shot at Brian: "I never loved you anyway!"

As it will be the best remembered part of your presentation, your parting shot needs to be powerful.

Gilliland, however, had a parting shot to fire in his paper in Astrophysical Journal.

He left with a parting shot at Supervisor Mike Boyd.

He was strong enough now to attribute the man's parting shot about his drawings to sheer malice.

It's no coincidence that it originated in Moscow - this was the Communist old guard's parting shot.

The ultimate parting shot from an ungrateful aircraft that had enjoyed every care and attention.

play a part/role

Although the budget committees guide Congress's actions on spending, every committee plays a role.

Hart clearly played a role in the decision to change admission standards.

Men now play a larger part in looking after their children.

Our goal is to make sure everyone plays a part and shares in the credit.

Schneider played a key role in getting the organization started.

The most effective learning occurs when the child is allowed to play a more active role in the learning process.

The Secretary of State played a leading role in the government's successful foreign policy.

Together with the police everyone can play a part in improving the security of their neighborhood.

But big-city gangsters also play a part.

By speaking out about envy between women, comedy can play a part in helping us to heal it in ourselves.

He was six now and understood that I had played a role in his parents separation.

Luck has to play a part in it.

Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part, but other components provide the big difference.

The New Man rejects traditional roles of parenthood and likes to play a part in decision-making.

The researchers said more investigation was needed into whether vaccinations or pesticides played a part.

Therefore, both over-confidence and under-confidence may play a part in creating an environment in which accidents happen more readily.

supporting part/role/actor etc

At a crucial moment, the United States played an important supporting role.

Benicio Del Toro won the best supporting actor prize for Traffic.

But the chief joy despite several eye-catching supporting roles remains watching Courtenay milk the script for all its worth.

He felt the other two were satisfied to play supporting roles to Gedge and to a lesser extent, himself.

Hopper won a supporting role in that film too.

Its most unarguable successes are in the main supporting roles.

The meats are unfailingly tender and flavorful, and the stuffed tomatoes deserve a Tony Award for best supporting actor.

The three supporting roles are all superbly played.

working parts

He had, Edouard saw, a technical mind, and loved to see how working parts fitted together.

It still retains all its working parts and would require only minimum repairs to put it into full working order.

The working parts of a digital watch.

The neo-biological approach is to assemble software from working parts, while continuously testing and correcting the software as it grows.

They do not, at least by biological standards, have intricate working parts.

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In a book that is part memoir and part sociological study, Wolf writes about the agonizing job girls face becoming women.

Taking a cooking bowl from the side he part filled it from the water jar and set it down on the ring.

The refusal seems part economic, part philosophic.

IV. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a fool and his money are soon parted

discretion is the better part of valour

for the most part

Ethnic minorities have struggled to retain their cultural identity, and have for the most part succeeded.

For the most part, people seemed pretty friendly.

For the most part, she's a fair person.

The cell chemistry of these insects is, for the most part, poorly understood.

You can get good deals there, for the most part

An engaging blend of poetic characterization and deductive reasoning, it was delivered for the most part in a weary monotone.

But for the most part he was a normal teenager who looked with confidence to the world soon to open to him.

Discussion on the petition in Congress was heated and for the most part illogical.

However, they soon comprised, for the most part, Roma children who were denied access to mainstream education.

It had been a year of hardship and self-doubt, but for the most part the new managers had persevered.

The concepts and practices of applied entomology for the most part date from that Stone Age of science.

Various recommendations were advanced for making changes in the operational plan, but for the most part they got nowhere.

greater/more/better etc than the sum of its parts

Or is the organisation more than the sum of its parts?

part-timer/full-timer

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

play a part/role

Although the budget committees guide Congress's actions on spending, every committee plays a role.

Hart clearly played a role in the decision to change admission standards.

Men now play a larger part in looking after their children.

Our goal is to make sure everyone plays a part and shares in the credit.

Schneider played a key role in getting the organization started.

The most effective learning occurs when the child is allowed to play a more active role in the learning process.

The Secretary of State played a leading role in the government's successful foreign policy.

Together with the police everyone can play a part in improving the security of their neighborhood.

But big-city gangsters also play a part.

By speaking out about envy between women, comedy can play a part in helping us to heal it in ourselves.

He was six now and understood that I had played a role in his parents separation.

Luck has to play a part in it.

Sure, the Pentium chip plays a part, but other components provide the big difference.

The New Man rejects traditional roles of parenthood and likes to play a part in decision-making.

The researchers said more investigation was needed into whether vaccinations or pesticides played a part.

Therefore, both over-confidence and under-confidence may play a part in creating an environment in which accidents happen more readily.

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