Meaning of PLACE in English

PLACE

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a ceremony takes place

The ceremony took place on 13th June at 2:30.

a championship takes place

The world indoor athletics championships took place in Canada.

a clash takes place

Fierce clashes took place with local police.

a contest takes place

The contest took place in Berlin.

a demonstration takes place

Violent street demonstrations took place in the capital.

a far-off land/country/place etc

visitors from a far-off land

far-off galaxies

a fight takes place (= happens )

The fight took place outside a nightclub.

a migrant comes from/to a place

A majority of the migrants had come from this region.

a picnic spot/place (= a place that is suitable for a picnic )

We found a beautiful picnic spot.

a place is full of memories (= makes you remember things that happened there )

My old home is full of unhappy memories.

a place of entertainment formal (= a place where people can go to enjoy entertaiment )

Clubs and other places of entertainment must close by 3am.

a place to live

They’ve finally found a place to live .

a storm hits/strikes (a place)

We should try to get home before the storm hits.

a storm lashes/batters a place literary

Fierce storms lashed the coastline.

an attack happens/takes place ( also an attack occurs formal )

The attack took place at around 10 pm Thursday.

an earthquake hits/strikes a place (= happens in a particular place )

The region was struck by a major earthquake last year.

an event happens/takes place ( also an event occurs formal )

The event took place last year.

an execution takes place (= it happens )

In Elizabethan times, the execution of traitors took place on Tower Hill.

an explosion takes place/happens

The largest explosion took place at the main post office.

appropriate time/place etc

I didn’t feel that this was an appropriate time to mention the subject of money.

be (put/placed) on red alert

All the hospitals are on red alert.

beat sb into second/third etc place

He was beaten into second place in the Monaco Grand Prix.

book a place on sth

Students are advised to book a place on the course early.

bring peace to a place

She was praised for her efforts to bring peace to the region.

click into place/position

Make sure the lid clicks firmly into place.

decimal places (= one of the numbers after the full stop in a decimal )

calculations accurate to three decimal places

deserve a place

You need top grades to deserve a place at the best universities.

distant places

She loved the wild, distant places of Scotland.

evolution happens/takes place ( also evolution occurs formal )

We can see signs of evolution taking place in the world around us.

evolution takes place ( also evolution occurs formal ) (= happens )

A similar evolution was taking place in other great American cities.

expansion takes place ( also expansion occurs formal )

The biggest expansion occurred in the volume of small issue government bonds.

far-flung corners/places/regions etc

expeditions to far-flung corners of the globe

people flying to far-flung destinations

forbidding place/land/landscape etc

We sailed past the island’s rather dark and forbidding cliffs.

had a special place in...heart

Her second son had a special place in her heart .

hardly the time/place/person etc (= a very unsuitable time, place, person etc )

This is hardly the place to discuss the matter.

hiding place

hold sth in place/position

A couple of screws should hold it in place.

keep/put sth in a safe place

Keep your credit cards in a safe place.

lay/place sth end to end (= in a line, with the ends touching )

The roof tiles are laid end to end.

lonely place/road/spot etc

mark...place

She placed a bookmark between the pages to mark her place .

meeting place

The pub is a popular meeting place for local teenagers.

no place

There’s no place left to hide.

parking space/place/spot

I couldn’t find a parking space near the shops.

place a bid

The gallery placed the highest bid of $2.5 million.

place card

place kick

place limitations on sth

Spending limitations have been placed on the council's housing budget.

place mat

place name

Many of the place names are Scottish in origin.

place of pilgrimage

Presley’s home has become a place of pilgrimage .

place of residence

Rome was his main place of residence .

place of worship

The ceremony must take place in a recognized place of worship .

place sb in custody ( also put sb into custody )

Few young people are placed in custody.

place setting

place the blame squarely/firmly on sb (= blame someone in a very definite way )

A military investigation placed the blame squarely on city officials.

placed under curfew

The whole town was placed under curfew .

place/impose an embargo on sth (= start an embargo )

The UN imposed an embargo on trade with the military regime.

place/lay emphasis on sth formal

The coach has placed the emphasis firmly on youth by including three teenagers in the team.

place/put a burden on sb

This situation places the main burden of family care on women.

place/put a high value on sth

Our society places a high value on education.

place/put constraints on sb/sth

Lack of funding is putting severe constraints on research.

place/put sb under arrest (= arrest someone )

place/put sth on record (= officially say something or write it down )

I wish to put on record my objection to the scheme.

place/put/lay a bet on sth

She placed a bet on a horse called Beethoven.

place/set sth in context (= consider something in context )

The issue must be placed within its historical context.

prominent place

The World Cup will have a prominent place on the agenda.

prominent place/position

The statue was in a prominent position outside the railway station.

proper place (= where it should be )

Everything was in its proper place .

public places

proposals to ban smoking in public places

put/place (a) strain on sb/sth

Living with my parents put quite a strain on our marriage.

put/place an advertisement in a paper/newspaper

I tried putting an advertisement for lodgers in the local paper.

put/place obstacles in the way (= try to stop someone from doing something easily )

Her father put several obstacles in the way of their marriage.

put/place restrictions on sth

The authorities placed strict restrictions on diamond exports.

put/place sb at a disadvantage (= make someone less likely to be successful than others )

Not speaking English might put you at a disadvantage.

put/place sb in a dilemma

His divided loyalties placed him in a dilemma.

put/place sb in a good/awkward etc position

I'm sorry if I put you in an awkward position.

put/place sb in command

A third goal put Brazil in command of the game.

put/place sb on high alert

Troops were put on high alert.

(put/place sb) on probation

He pleaded guilty and was placed on probation.

put/place sth in jeopardy

The killings could put the whole peace process in jeopardy.

put/place sth on a ... footing

He wanted to put their relationship on a permanent footing.

put/place your faith in sb/sth

The Conservative party put its faith in the free market.

put/place your trust in sb/sth

You shouldn’t put your trust in a man like that.

put/place/impose a ban

The government has imposed an outright ban on fox hunting.

rightful place

George sat at the head of the table, in his rightful place as their leader.

sb’s last/final resting place (= the place where someone is buried )

sb’s place of employment formal (= the building where they work )

They had a long journey to their place of employment.

sb’s place/country of birth

I wanted to find out my father’s place of birth.

secure place

Keep your passport in a secure place .

secured...place in history

Redgrave won his third Olympic gold medal, and secured his place in history .

secured...place

Boyd’s goal secured his team’s place in the Cup Final.

Strategically placed

Strategically placed video cameras can alert police to any trouble.

take your place in a queue (= join it )

I walked to the bus stop and took my place in the queue.

the country/place of origin (= the country or place where something is made or produced )

The rugs are somewhat cheaper in their country of origin.

the police raid/storm a place

The police raided his home and took his computer.

there is no better way/example/place etc

There’s no better way of exploring the region.

tie for first/second etc place

Woosnam and Lyle tied for fourth place on 264.

tourists flock to a place (= visit it in large numbers )

Tourists have flocked to the area ever since the TV series was filmed there.

tourists visit a place

About six million tourists visit the country each year.

unfamiliar surroundings/place/environment etc

She stood on deck to gaze at the unfamiliar surroundings.

watering place

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

different

Not surprisingly research on different places produced conflicting results.

An Irving Gill-designed Balboa Park would have been a very different place from the one we love today.

Indeed, outside of London few cities can offer such a choice of different places to eat.

We grew up, went off to different places , drifted apart.

And we know that the climate is changing in a myriad of different ways and different places all around the world.

There were 17 different places where the dirt-and-rock bed of the tracks had been washed away.

All that matters is to educate the local predators, and that can be done with different colours in different places .

After twenty miles, the three slick-ship companies separated, to land at different places around the target.

good

A good place for private parties.

I decided that Farmington was not a good place for renting.

Is it a good place to live?

The Border Patrol agrees that the heavy brush offers good hiding places .

Arthur and I went for long walks - and that little village was the best place in the world.

The company, like many companies in those days, was for most employees a good place to work.

It is pierced at the front, is stiff and hard, has a good fixed place .

One of the best places for grand sycamores is the north fork of Horrell Creek, in the Superstition Mountains.

other

Only in towns and at a few other places could trains going in opposite directions pass.

I went to Brighton and saw for myself the absence of most of the top players due to other events taking place .

They have already been ordered out of Gracanica, Sanski Most, Sanica and so many other places .

There's plenty of other places .

There must be other places in the evening where Suzie might be expected to put in an appearance.

Yet, like other places , Utah has to turn to low-tech services to soak up its growing numbers of literate job-hunters.

There was only one other place he could be: in his private apartments on the third floor.

proper

Certainly, these are important highlights and should be given their proper place and emphasis in the narrative.

She demanded strict ritual performances from them, a proper place to live, sacrificial objects and so on.

However, each level has its proper place and helps in the understanding of the others.

The parents come up with a just and proper reason to place blame, and they get it instead.

Encouraging and enabling the laity to take their proper place in the Church?

These were difficult and unsettled times, when people needed to be reminded about their proper place and duties.

The last wish then has to be used to restore one each of these to its proper place .

We will stop the wanton sale of school playing fields and ensure that sport takes its proper place within the curriculum.

public

Other initiatives Commissions for companies, public places and so on are usually advertised in the press and art magazines.

We see each other in public places and we give each other the nod.

It became an offence for anyone in charge of children to allow them to bet in public places or to enter brothels.

If you serve alcohol in a public place , you may have to buy liability insurance. 10.

All the time people are burnt in the public places .

So if a litter tray is in too public a place , this too may drive them elsewhere.

He even felt slightly awkward sitting out with her in a public place having coffee.

Jeff was obviously calling from a public place .

right

I had a client in the right place at almost the right time.

Indeed, her heart is in the right place .

As Fred again points out - her heart's in the right place .

It was in the right place at the right time.

More importantly, independents can be the right place for artists who want to keep a degree of creative control.

Ride, acceleration and handling: Triple aces in all the right places .

Forrester recommends three principles for companies wishing to build fences in the right place .

I arrive at the right place , pull out my three-by-five card, ask my questions, and wait.

safe

Your premium of £ has been based on the information shown in a safe place .

It just makes your world a kinder, safer place .

There are some who advocate that, now that that has happened, the world is somehow a safer place .

She put her card away in a safe place - then couldn't remember where.

And when I got there I stayed there, it was the safest place to be.

Denial is a safe place to rest while waiting for grace.

special

The Yorkshire Dales win a special place in visitors' affections.

Back then, it was a special place because it had no rival.

We will miss Father who had a special place in his heart for Middlesbrough Diocesan Pilgrims.

We already have a very special place in golf.

The victim does not have a special place in the criminal court.

When Miles loved the Waldo books, they, too, were given a special box, a special place .

I've got a special hiding place .

Helen had taken it to a special place to have it framed, Theresa recalled.

well

In this sense the world would be a better place without mental retardation, madness, and senile dementia.

Now, there are other things to think about if we want to make this a better place .

Could there be any better time or place to be alive?

I often think the world would be a better place if I were dead. 4.

It will be a better place for my wives.

What a better place this world of ours would be if more for-profit organizations would act a little more like nonprofits.

I suggest that the front row of the chorus at the Folies Berge res would have been a better place .

Of what you can do to make this a better place to live.

wrong

The other members of the joint chiefs agreed with him that the Indochina conflict was the wrong war in the wrong place .

It was somewhat over-elaborate, or, rather, the complications were in the wrong places .

I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

He was also in the wrong place again.

They were homely, draped in plaid and khaki, hairy in the wrong ways and places .

It clung to all the wrong places .

What is going to emerge is a lot of debt and a lot of unused capacity located at the wrong places .

■ NOUN

hiding

The tank was very densely planted, with lots of hiding places for these shy fish.

The rats had not shown themselves again, but I'd begun to feel them watching me from shadowed hiding places .

They can be territorial, so if keeping several specimens in the same aquarium allow plenty of hiding places .

It was C ... who had informed Peter of this hiding place .

From their hiding place they heard one burst of profanity from the driver before other voices crowded round.

Asik was astonished, he forgot about his hiding place behind the tree and jumped into the road.

She glanced hastily behind her but, as in the kitchen, there was no obvious hiding place .

Emmie had climbed into her hiding place on the roof of the old summer-house, to smoke.

market

Many pastoral and voluntary caring relationships are now bought and sold in the market place .

The first time buyers recognise the opportunities in the market place .

Prep schools have no secure catchment area, they have always depended on the forces of the market place for their survival.

With a beady eye he watches the drama of the market place .

I believe that part of our responsibility in A&R is to introduce new artists and sounds to the market place .

This ruling, in effect, accepted the reality of a global market place .

Standing in the market place , we are - not always but very often - at the origin of things.

Such monetarist policies meant that employment and interest rates were left to find their own levels in the market place .

meeting

Voice over It's a recruiting ground for the younger generation and a meeting place for old friends like Billy Connolly.

The smart cocktail bar is an ideal meeting place with a pleasant atmosphere and the restaurant serves a good selection of food.

The first meeting place was in a small room with only one window in Lady Stair's Close, Lawnmarket.

Next evening Dad drove the hired car round Mosta, searching for the meeting place .

Above all, the centre is a meeting place and focus for Catholics from all over Calderdale.

Municipal offices and meeting place of the City of Edinburgh District Council.

Under the republic the forum was both a market place surrounded by shops and a public meeting place.

■ VERB

find

Even such mundane tasks as eating or drinking have found a place in some ballets.

Consult with the Negroes in town and find her her own place .

Many are soldiers of the cross who returned from the Holy Land to find their places filled.

My editor found a place I could house sit for a few weeks in the suburbs.

At last I found the right place on an island off the north coast.

Sometimes when you find such a place it makes that grid seem to disappear.

We found the place some days past.

We have to move innumerable times to find a place where we can watch in peace.

hold

In other words, it would need to be held in place by a strong political framework.

Have the student slowly remove the hand that was holding the cardboard in place .

The battery can be held in place using a double-sided adhesive pad or a home-made aluminium fixing bracket.

They were held in place only by their buoyancy. could wobble and rattle them with ease.

You will become an important part of a lively and challenging community which will always hold a special place in your life.

A cord is pulled tightly around the crown to hold it in place .

Make sure that the wire retainer clips are pressed down firmly to hold the towel in place .

The white shirt under the gray suit-jacket is stiffly starched; the tie is held in place by an alumnus tie-tack.

live

Is it a good place to live ?

Despite these frustrations, San Diego still is second on Anders' list of nice places to live .

It all has to do with kinship, and a shortage of places to live .

First things first: I had to rent a modest place to live .

A lot of people consider London to be big and ugly, and not a very nice place to live .

When Susan and I visit her, we leave real fast: this is no place anyone should live in.

He had been looking for a place to live .

In that gray place the three women lived , all gray themselves and withered as in extreme old age.

put

It is therefore essential that the control mechanisms for each are put in place at the beginning of the design stage.

They pick up the fallen stones and put them back into place , virtually raising the thousand-year-old temples anew.

Take advantage of wet soil to put mulches in places , especially round newly-planted stock.

The two bombs that exploded in Vallejo were put in place by a bomber.

At boys' initiation ceremonies, a Mukula log is put near the place where they are circumcised.

The eggs need to be put in a warm place to hatch.

When the etchings are taken down inmates will have another kind of picture to put in their place .

The discovery had begun to put humankind in its place .

take

The murder could easily have taken place over the boundary, in the Metropolitan police area.

In spirit, then, I will take my place at the barricades beside Mr Wei.

It will cover the changes that have taken place in assessment since the original version was first published in 1988.

He took first place with all seven judges.

Johnston and his colleagues believe that almost all mid-plate quakes have taken place in such weakened areas.

We've succeeded on this one and we're very pleased it's taking place .

The turf thing, that took place somewhere else.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a/your happy place

among other things/places/factors etc

But that study was highly criticized for poor mammograms, among other things.

I'd like him to look specifically at Personnel's computing problems among other things. 3.

It was noticeable, among other things, that she was drinking faster than anybody else.

Sniping by the president's men has, among other things, forced the foreign minister to resign.

That could mean, among other things, grouping inmates by race in counseling.

That meant, among other things, keeping them from making any deal that gave real estate to the Vietminh.

The industrial revolution, among other things, necessarily produced general literacy.

You have to give Cronenberg credit for nerve, among other things.

any old thing/place/time etc

He could play with Orlando any old time.

If you believed that, then you'd believe any old thing.

as good a time/place etc as any

as if/as though/like you own the place

be (stuck) between a rock and a hard place

be in the right place at the right time

"You did well to get that contract.'' "Not really, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.''

An off--duty cop happened to be in the right place at the right time to stop a robbery.

Being a successful news photographer is all about being in the right place at the right time.

He could be in the right place at the right time when top jobs come up for grabs next summer.

He was in the right place at the right time and hustling as he usually does.

If we do not provide sufficient places, the necessary skill will not be in the right place at the right time.

It was in the right place at the right time.

They just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

You have to be in the right place at the right time with the right partner and the right judges.

be in the wrong place at the wrong time

Kambule claims he was just a bystander when the shooting occurred, a kid in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The driver was drunk and hit her as she was crossing the road. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

change places (with sb)

He immediately changed places so he could sit next to me.

Our lives are hard, but theirs are miserable. I would never change places.

All the other players then change places.

But now the two men have changed places, and the boat has worked its magic.

Gwenellen and I changed places soundlessly.

No, it was too late to change places at this stage of his life.

On odd days, we changed places.

Rabia and Zahara changed places, and Rabia now squatted between Jane's legs, watching intently.

This is paradox, rather than metaphor: two directly opposed concepts, life and death, change places with each other.

Why don't you change places with me?

fall into place

Gradually the clues started falling into place, and it became clear who the murderer was.

Once the police received this new evidence, things began falling into place.

Things are finally falling into place for the team.

Another piece of the jigsaw had just fallen into place.

But just in time, it fell into place.

Gradually the new global masterplan is falling into place: a series of massive bilateral trade agreements are being struck.

I am like the painter of that mosaic, the small pieces are falling into place and I need your help.

Mechanisms to ensure gender balance in appointed government bodies were also falling into place.

That was our greatest moment together, I think, the moment when our whole future fell into place at last.

The route had by now fallen into place.

Yet it was not until researchers extended the same effort to the oceans that the bigger tectonic picture fell into place.

first prize/place

First prize was an award of $ 1, 500 for the biggest female killed during the year.

Even though Ausmus should never have been sent away in the first place.

In the first place, it deals with those elements in human nature which are timeless.

In the first place, it involves some actual power of control over the thing possessed.

In the first place, it was relativist; it proclaimed no value system as its basis; it lacked normative quality.

It is the towering, 103-foot cross atop city parkland that landed the measure on the ballot in the first place.

My family, my household, and my job all demand first place in my life!

This assumes that banks have surplus liquidity in the first place.

fix a time/date/place etc

Before fixing a date do some research.

Employers generally fix a time limit on the payment of these allowances.

He added that while Yeltsin is breathing somewhat easier than he had been, there is no fixed date for his discharge.

She said she loved him, they said they loved him, but somehow nobody would fix a date for a marriage.

The court will either grant the request on written application or fix a date for hearing.

The court will then fix a date for consideration and serve notice on the applicant.

The court will usually fix a time limit for service when making directions and this must be complied with.

They fixed a date for the weekend and he kissed her goodbye.

from place to place/house to house etc

have friends in high places

Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.

I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.

The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.

But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.

We have friends in high places, they said.

have/take pride of place

A runaway hamster called Sophie takes pride of place where the school rat once roamed.

A Tudor Doll's House takes pride of place in a fine collection of houses and period dolls.

Are they to take pride of place, as they should in ballets worthy of the name?

At Maastricht next month, political, economic and monetary union will take pride of place.

Glass would have pride of place, she said.

The statue takes pride of place at Gerrards Cross station.

There, pit latrines inside homes take pride of place, their arched entrances lavishly embellished with stone carvings.

These were retrieved and now take pride of place in the library.

highly placed

It is not the first time Cole has investigated highly placed public figures.

Last night a highly placed source said the last 12 months had spelt the end of the marriage.

Now and then, as a favor to highly placed people, Papa performed operations.

Some highly placed people were in fact former pupils of his.

The Gingrich investigation is hardly the first time Cole has taken on highly placed public figures.

The proportion of highly placed advisers who had nothing to lose if serfs were emancipated would accordingly diminish.

ideally suited/placed/situated etc

It is ideally situated along a charming stretch of canal, near to the Waterlooplein.

Missing too are some of the ski mountaineering classics which are ideally suited to Nordic touring gear.

Researcher Robert Glover felt that Austin was ideally suited to launch a school-to-work effort.

The clearing banks were ideally placed.

The hawthorns are a greatly under-rated family and several are ideally suited for small gardens.

These skills need much greater emphasis in schools, and work-based learning is ideally suited to acquiring them.

This is another species ideally suited to the heated aquarium.

We have large quantities of plutonium already separated and in forms ideally suited for nuclear weapons.

in the first place

I should never have gone in the first place!

In the first place, New York is very cold in the winter, and in the second place I don't want to move anyway.

In the first place, they have a more experienced team, so they're more likely to win.

We haven't made a decision, because, in the first place, we do not know enough at this point.

Well, in the first place, Quinn would never say such a thing.

And there is the question of the relevance of the trading of information in the first place.

But he came in the first place, to something he knew would be far beyond him.

He didn't remember being given that form; they had probably not even given it to him in the first place.

That's how the Richardson's got the Parrot in the first place.

The better approach, in my opinion, is to eat the right foods in the first place.

These women should never have been sent to prison in the first place.

This assumes that banks have surplus liquidity in the first place.

We robbed them of their land in the first place to reward the Annamese who collaborated with us.

know your place

I'll get back to the kitchen then - I know my place!

Everyone knew their place in the family, and Dad's was usually behind the newspaper.

George W.. Bush knows his place in the 1996 presidential race.

He knew his place, Shamlou mused contentedly.

It ought to know its place, which ought not to be No. 1.

Mitch and I know our place.

She did not love him, but he knew his place.

There was a lot to be said for knowing your place if you wanted help from Bloomsbury House.

We know our place in this world.

lie (in) second/third/fourth etc (place)

After his win in Frankfurt on Sunday, he lies second in the series just behind Michel Robert.

Driving a Banbury prepared Prodrive Subaru, McRae now lies third in the championship.

not have a hair out of place

He sat at his desk, not a hair out of place, and turning a pencil over in his hand.

He seemed stern and austere and never had a hair out of place.

Joel never has a hair out of place.

of all people/things/places etc

A kitten, of all things.

He of all people picks his words carefully.

She heard, of all things, a piano.

She was a homeless wanderer until tiny Delos alone of all places on earth consented to receive her.

So, in Missouri, of all places, my Koreanization began.

The rest of my offences were committed in self-defence, when I found the hands of all People were against me.

There I was admitted by the butler, of all people.

William Forsyth began it before he sold out, with the help of John Brown, of all people.

place of honour

His portrait hangs in the place of honour in the Boston office of the Anglian Water Authority.

It had the place of honour because, as he'd said earlier, it was unique.

It is right that they should be given a place of honour in the history of ancient art.

Richard Wilson, the genius of landscape painting, has a place of honour .

Stan Wood is the man and he can already claim a place of honour amongst the great fossil hunters of the world.

They enjoyed the greetings of people in the street and they loved places of honour at banquets.

They were brought out on only a few special occasions and were always carefully washed and returned to their place of honour .

resume your seat/place/position

Will the delegates please resume their seats?

By the time Michele returned and resumed his seat she was sipping her wine, her plate almost empty.

If your opponent interrupts you, resume your seat while he is speaking.

Madame Olenska rose, wound it up and returned to the fire, but without resuming her seat.

Mr Scott resumed his place, a look of quiet satisfaction on his face.

They resumed their seats and Owen slipped away into a tide of music and colour.

Winnie resumed her seat and her knitting.

safe place

I liked the town, for all its drab and muted calm; it seemed a safe place to be.

In currency markets, when the going gets tough, the investors go to safer places.

It just makes your world a kinder, safer place.

She put her card away in a safe place - then couldn't remember where.

There are some who advocate that, now that that has happened, the world is somehow a safer place.

While I was absent, Wemmick had warned Herbert to move our guest to a safer place.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

sb's kind of person/thing/place etc

swap places

After a short distance he swapped places with the woman and drove her and the baby to Winchester.

Holyhead could well swap places with the Sealink's basement club Penmaenmawr Phoenix.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a quiet, private place to read in

a sore place on my knee

Always keep your passport in a safe place .

Are you sure this is the right place ? I don't see Emma.

Britain is one of the most highly populated places in the world.

I don't think there are enough places for everyone.

I know a good place to get your car serviced.

I was looking for a place to park the car.

If I get a place at Manchester, I'll take it.

Jennifer quietly took her place at the table.

Jenny has a place to study law at Exeter this year.

Keep your passport in a safe place .

Let's go back to my place for dinner.

Manchester United go up two places after their win at Liverpool.

Nothing had been stolen, and all the CDs and tapes were in their usual places.

Plant the daisies in a sunny place .

She was born in a place called Black River Falls.

Sign your name on the list, and find yourself a place to sit.

Stuart bought a nice place over on Oak Street.

Studies show that students from wealthier backgrounds are more likely to be offered places at high-achieving schools.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Before they were finished, the first charges went off and the place became a hornets' nest.

Even where links were still in place , their future remained uncertain.

I always asked his permission before taking a place next to him on the divan.

In spite of that, when they arrived, the place took hold of her.

Our safe places were attacked by hooligans, and the authorities looked the other way.

The best place to walk is in the middle of the pavement.

To this place the young Athenians were each time taken and left to the Minotaur.

Words take second place to nonverbal cues, personal mannerisms, gestures, expressions, and overall appearance.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

better

They may be better placed financially than many tenants, but their security of tenure can end with retirement.

The world will be a much better place to live in in about 1, 000 days.

And the wretched thing is that Gore is no better placed .

But what better place for Swindon to score their first league win of the season.

What better place to start than on our own doorstep, with the world famous collections of the Barber Institute?

Unionists had a majority in Lloyd George's war cabinet, but were little better placed in his government as a whole.

strategically

Black and white is the theme here and a large white claw-and-ball bath is strategically placed in the centre of the room.

A few strategically placed stones will show off individual ferns.

She hoped he noticed the Durex she had strategically placed in the top of one of her stockings.

Events are strategically placed along its 5-mile length, with major attractions at either end and smaller events along its path.

Inside the venue, they are strategically placed along the edge of a concert stage.

A Flintstones Band-Aid is placed strategically over the poster.

■ NOUN

advertisement

In addition the church might consider placing paid advertisements from time to time, highlighting forthcoming events which could be made especially attractive to the outsider.

It is essential that sections 0404 and 0405 of this manual on Investment Advertisements is read and understood before placing any advertisements.

Neild placed advertisements in the newspapers appealing for donations.

When you do, place an advertisement in the personal column of the International Herald Tribune to read as follows.

Spooky ... Switching to a smaller scale, we placed advertisements in South London newsagents.

How do place advertisements create meanings for different localities?

arrest

Why, he asked himself, had his uncle, Earl Rivers, been placed under arrest ?

Police arranged to meet Robinson on the street, then brought him in for questioning and placed him under arrest .

After thirty-six hours during which Kim was permitted to speak publicly of his ordeal, he was placed under house arrest .

Woolley placed her under close arrest for mutiny.

Park then placed him under house arrest , while his captors went free, and later imprisoned him for sedition.

After he voluntarily returned home in 1985, Kim was placed under house arrest again.

bet

He placed the bet by messenger.

About half the normal amount of trades took place as traders were reluctant to place bets ahead of the long weekend.

Sam would place bets on the horses for him, as Dad was unable to write a slip, nor comprehend form.

A trader placed bets in the markets on behalf of Salomon Brothers.

The only way you can place a cash bet is with a bookmaker on Saturday.

With our last two food dollars he placed still another bet and lost.

Like every shrewd politician, Michael Heseltine has placed a two-way bet .

He dialed what I gathered to be his bookie and placed two bets of five pounds each on horses racing that day.

blame

Do not place the blame anywhere but on yourself, because you alone have chosen that path.

He placed the blame on the type of lens usually employed by portraitists, recommending instead those used for landscape.

We must be careful not to place the entire blame upon the amateur historians in Britain's police force.

When he arrived, he placed no blame on us, but rather on the way we were going about our business.

But Bradley will not place blame .

A subsequent military investigation placed the blame squarely on city officials.

This will often happen when counsellees have placed blame on other people and not looked at their own contribution to their problems.

Enough shrewdness and sense of dignity belonged to her that she made no mistake about where to place the blame .

burden

This is not intended to place a greater burden on recognised bodies than on traditional practices.

The cost of these programs places a heavy burden on those who work.

An alternative strategy for the government in these circumstances was to place the burden of financing social provision upon local government.

Short runs just placed a greater burden on employees.

It was thought fair to avoid placing too frequent a burden on places like Belfast.

Diplomatically, he placed the burden of responsibility on the state officials, calling upon them to find solutions.

Chancellor Kohl has placed the heaviest burden of paying for unification on the average wage-earner.

They say such a requirement would place an unfair burden on them.

child

In those days I was quickly incensed about the demands placed on children .

However, I am wary of placing excessive pressure on children and teachers where there are behavioural difficulties or deprivation.

Such cases of organised abuse may place great demands upon child protection agencies, in terms of both overall resources and special practice requirements.

A poor match of work to ability can place children in no win situations.

context

All the topics covered would have to be placed in context but there would be no, say, comparative studies.

And recording artists are being placed in that same context .

To explain the difference between the two structures, they are placed in a realistic context .

This is essential reading for those seeking to place this horror in context and to understand its true meaning.

Statements of harmony, as with statements of conflict, have to be placed in their context .

An activated word might be defined as any word placed in a context such that it takes on emotional intensity.

But their details are often still controversial and their meaning can only be appreciated by placing them in context .

Even so, it has to be placed in context .

emphasis

As a consequence he placed considerable emphasis in meeting the deadline for the submission of the self-assessment document.

Many school-to-work programs place a strong emphasis on SCANS-type competencies.

Like Degas, the heir in this respect of Ingres, he placed great emphasis on drawing.

In fact, these words break the sentence rhythm, placing emphasis on the words that follow.

From the start, Copyrights placed the emphasis on the international market and, instead of using sub-agents, opened its own offices.

For example, some employers may pay well above the industry, while placing minimal emphasis on the benefits as a result.

He placed the emphasis on high street fashion.

Officials are placing more emphasis on making streets attractive and on mass transportation.

foot

Subtleties in the texture of the grit, patches brushed clean of lichen, told him where to place his feet .

But it can not all be placed at the feet of the networks.

For a moment he was held, and then he was ceremoniously placed at the feet of the Prime Minister.

On gentle slopes it's easy to place the foot with the sole flat; your bodyweight will then secure the points.

As he reached for the phone, he realized what he was doing-he was placing his foot squarely in a bear trap.

Taking great care where she placed her feet , she trod softly down the stairs.

Then again, why not place my foot in the step of the guy ahead of me?

hand

Squeezing To boost circulation in the thighs and calves, place your hands on the skin, fingers pointing away from you.

She places her hands on my cheeks and stares into my eyes.

Laura placed her hands on his thighs to still him.

I nearly dropped it when I felt it being placed in my hand .

Rising slowly to his feet, he placed both hands on the table and leaned forward to face Jonadab.

You come back and place your hands on various people's foreheads until eventually you say the right number.

Starting from the middle of the back, place your hands side by side horizontally across the spine.

I placed my hand on the top of the skull and waited.

importance

Besides, a refusal would seem as if she placed too much importance on an accepted practice.

But the current penchant for mixing styles has placed new importance on that special little table with an individual personality.

Or by placing it third in importance of equipment?

Co., said the measure places too much importance on whether buyers or sellers initiate transactions.

Business courses place an importance on creative thought because it is new ideas which keep a business ahead of its competition.

They place great importance on concrete feedback on how well they are doing.

Resource-based learning has placed greater importance on learning how to learn and the handling of information.

People who place great importance on the goals of autonomy, creativity and growth will have no difficulty in filling the paper.

limit

This places an upper limit on our lifespan.

If your child crosses that line, you need to place strict limits on his behavior.

An investor can wait for a transaction to match their order by placing it within the limit order system.

Critics charge the bills would cut legal immigration by 20 to 40 percent by placing new limits on all categories of entrants.

Of course applicants may continue to have advice and representation of their choice; we place no limit on either.

Since then, more funds have begun using the word duration in their names, and placing duration limits in prospectuses.

The mutation rate is bound to place an upper limit on the rate at which evolution can proceed.

You may want to place a limit on how much one partner can handle without consulting the other.

order

To find out more or to place an order , return the coupon or ring the number below.

Investors and traders who had expected the dollar to fall had placed the orders to limit their losses.

Last summer he was placed under a supervision order after being found guilty of burglary, armed robbery and car theft.

And with it an advertisement for life insurance, plus a little card I could fill out to place my order .

So we urge you now to place your order by post or by phone.

Edna was placing the kitchen in order .

After you have placed your first order , further half-litres come willy-nilly and are put in front of you, until you decline.

position

The picture will only appear if it's placed in the correct position .

As the plane circled in search of Dee Zed, the jump team was placed in position .

Then simply place the blocks in position , edge to edge according to your design.

The body of Blessed Eustochia Calafato was also placed in that same position one hundred fifty years after her death.

The best policy is to try not to be placed in a position where you risk serious criticism on account of your behaviour.

Fire Precautions Instructions about what to do in case of fire are placed in prominent positions throughout your place of work.

Open out the pattern and place it in position at the window to check its proportions.

Often the squares are placed in a central position and enclose a figured medallion.

premium

Up and down hill fences pose problems for the horse by placing a premium on balance and impulsion.

When the top leader places that kind of premium on seamless communication and openness, it sets the tone for everyone.

Both personally, and in his political philosophy, Hobbes placed a high premium on peace and stability.

Barbara, as usual, seemed to be placing a premium on maintaining her composure.

This now places the highest premium on the individual player as the element most likely to win the tournament.

probation

When he was at Montclair Prep, rules violations resulted in the entire athletic program being placed on probation .

Today he was placed on probation for two years.

Gary DeHart, two-time series champion Terry Labonte's crew chief, also was fined and placed on probation in Daytona.

Anthony Ganguly continued the deception when he appeared before Teesside magistrates and was placed on probation .

Most of those were placed on probation and continued to practice while they completed therapy themselves.

Whereas conventional criminals lack the wherewithal to pay for being placed on probation , no such inability is true for corporations.

Channell and Miller pleaded guilty to a single felony and were placed on probation for two years.

record

I place on record appreciation to David Blackmore and his staff for all their efforts in addressing these problems.

She placed the record on the turntable and the muted trumpet of Jonah Jones softly assailed the room.

I am merely placing on record , as precisely as possible, the conditions that determined the starting-point of our inquiry.

That she kept screaming these exact words and weeping had been placed on her record as the manifestation of a childhood delusion.

I also place it on record that I very much welcomed the Minister's attitude in Committee.

Cork, wish to place on record our disgust and concern at the continuing objection to the establishment of this plant.

I wish to place on record my party's stance and my personal stance on the reprocessing of nuclear material at Dounreay.

reliance

There is a danger in placing over-much reliance on the Attorney's discretion.

As a general warning vendors should not place too much reliance on employment cases.

He also learned not to place too much reliance on his senses and feelings.

Conversely, of course, those who have little in common have to place greater reliance on the language.

You will also need to take up references, though do not place too much reliance on these.

If he placed no reliance at all upon it, he can not complain of a misrepresentation.

He said he placed little or no reliance on either of them as to what happened.

However, it is wrong to place total reliance on guidebook descriptions.

restriction

In response the authorities had to place restrictions on capital imports. 6.

To do this it will be necessary to place some further restrictions on the model.

All but one of those released have been placed under heavy restriction orders.

Environmental lawyers warned that this ruling would place severe restrictions on future law suits.

Not withstanding his attempts to appease conservative critics, Mr Frohnmayer's aversion to placing any restrictions on artistic freedom was increasingly apparent.

The papacy, to maintain orthodoxy, placed restrictions on which universities could teach theology.

Few insurers place any restrictions on young people using an organ.

side

Two canvas chairs were placed side by side in a machine that begged comparison with the Wright brothers' first efforts.

After this solemn function, the body was placed above a side altar in a crystal urn.

The pulpit, instead of being central, was placed to the right-hand side , looking from the back pews.

A baseline graph actually consists of two graphs placed side by side.

On entering the office I saw that Donald had placed two hard chairs side by side facing his desk.

As one song bounced quickly to another, the words flashed on to two large screens placed on either side of the stage.

All the living and bedrooms are placed on the south side , facilitating the effective area of plain wall on the north.

To serve, place squab on one side of the plate.

strain

The fact that an increasing number of women want paid employment has also placed further strain on caring arrangements.

Occupational therapists also can modify items to make it possible to use them without placing a strain on arthritic joints.

To accept them all would place an intolerable strain on her health, but she rarely fails to help a charity.

The rapidly increasing urban population has placed an impossible strain on the provision of housing.

Advances in commerce and the use of money were placing great strains on the rice-based economy.

Though his extravagance was well rewarded, it must have placed a severe strain on the house's finances.

The arms are straight, placing the strain on the larger groups of shoulder and back muscles.

But it was the gruelling work schedule Kylie was now working which placed the greatest strain according to friends.

trust

Now investors place less trust in liquidity and more in their own judgment about a security's risks and potential return.

These bonds were placed in a trust .

You are placing a trust in others that in various ways indicates that you have confidence in how they will perform.

I place my trust in Neil.

Joseph only had the word of Mary; and upon that word he had to place his trust and accept his fate.

We had placed our trust in the Tet cease-fire, which the Vietcong had publicly requested.

He must place his trust in the Prime Mover.

I suppose that I must place my trust in you.

value

We will encourage changes to the education system which place a positive value on a pluralist, diverse and multicultural society.

To place a monetary value on the prevention of an epidemic is largely conjectural.

This is partly due to parents not placing high value on a daughter's education.

The other spouse may place a greater value on economic safety and security, Boone said.

This second position places high value on equality of conditions-adding social and economic equality to legal equality.

The students in the above study had parents who placed a high value on education.

Analysts said it was difficult to place a value on the spinoff because Payless' capitalization was unknown.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a/your happy place

among other things/places/factors etc

But that study was highly criticized for poor mammograms, among other things.

I'd like him to look specifically at Personnel's computing problems among other things. 3.

It was noticeable, among other things, that she was drinking faster than anybody else.

Sniping by the president's men has, among other things, forced the foreign minister to resign.

That could mean, among other things, grouping inmates by race in counseling.

That meant, among other things, keeping them from making any deal that gave real estate to the Vietminh.

The industrial revolution, among other things, necessarily produced general literacy.

You have to give Cronenberg credit for nerve, among other things.

any old thing/place/time etc

He could play with Orlando any old time.

If you believed that, then you'd believe any old thing.

as good a time/place etc as any

be (stuck) between a rock and a hard place

be in the right place at the right time

"You did well to get that contract.'' "Not really, I just happened to be in the right place at the right time.''

An off--duty cop happened to be in the right place at the right time to stop a robbery.

Being a successful news photographer is all about being in the right place at the right time.

He could be in the right place at the right time when top jobs come up for grabs next summer.

He was in the right place at the right time and hustling as he usually does.

If we do not provide sufficient places, the necessary skill will not be in the right place at the right time.

It was in the right place at the right time.

They just happened to be in the right place at the right time.

You have to be in the right place at the right time with the right partner and the right judges.

be in the wrong place at the wrong time

Kambule claims he was just a bystander when the shooting occurred, a kid in the wrong place at the wrong time.

The driver was drunk and hit her as she was crossing the road. She was just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

first prize/place

First prize was an award of $ 1, 500 for the biggest female killed during the year.

Even though Ausmus should never have been sent away in the first place.

In the first place, it deals with those elements in human nature which are timeless.

In the first place, it involves some actual power of control over the thing possessed.

In the first place, it was relativist; it proclaimed no value system as its basis; it lacked normative quality.

It is the towering, 103-foot cross atop city parkland that landed the measure on the ballot in the first place.

My family, my household, and my job all demand first place in my life!

This assumes that banks have surplus liquidity in the first place.

from place to place/house to house etc

have friends in high places

Bowen had friends in high places, and managed to raise large sums of money from the Carnegie and Rockefeller Foundations.

He won't lose his job -- he has plenty of friends in high places.

I just happened to have friends in high places, who could arrange things like meetings with the mayor.

The Achym family had friends in high places, including the powerful Lord Burghley, and were allowed to return.

But Tony and his colleagues have friends in high places.

We have friends in high places, they said.

have/take pride of place

A runaway hamster called Sophie takes pride of place where the school rat once roamed.

A Tudor Doll's House takes pride of place in a fine collection of houses and period dolls.

Are they to take pride of place, as they should in ballets worthy of the name?

At Maastricht next month, political, economic and monetary union will take pride of place.

Glass would have pride of place, she said.

The statue takes pride of place at Gerrards Cross station.

There, pit latrines inside homes take pride of place, their arched entrances lavishly embellished with stone carvings.

These were retrieved and now take pride of place in the library.

highly placed

It is not the first time Cole has investigated highly placed public figures.

Last night a highly placed source said the last 12 months had spelt the end of the marriage.

Now and then, as a favor to highly placed people, Papa performed operations.

Some highly placed people were in fact former pupils of his.

The Gingrich investigation is hardly the first time Cole has taken on highly placed public figures.

The proportion of highly placed advisers who had nothing to lose if serfs were emancipated would accordingly diminish.

ideally suited/placed/situated etc

It is ideally situated along a charming stretch of canal, near to the Waterlooplein.

Missing too are some of the ski mountaineering classics which are ideally suited to Nordic touring gear.

Researcher Robert Glover felt that Austin was ideally suited to launch a school-to-work effort.

The clearing banks were ideally placed.

The hawthorns are a greatly under-rated family and several are ideally suited for small gardens.

These skills need much greater emphasis in schools, and work-based learning is ideally suited to acquiring them.

This is another species ideally suited to the heated aquarium.

We have large quantities of plutonium already separated and in forms ideally suited for nuclear weapons.

in the first place

I should never have gone in the first place!

In the first place, New York is very cold in the winter, and in the second place I don't want to move anyway.

In the first place, they have a more experienced team, so they're more likely to win.

We haven't made a decision, because, in the first place, we do not know enough at this point.

Well, in the first place, Quinn would never say such a thing.

And there is the question of the relevance of the trading of information in the first place.

But he came in the first place, to something he knew would be far beyond him.

He didn't remember being given that form; they had probably not even given it to him in the first place.

That's how the Richardson's got the Parrot in the first place.

The better approach, in my opinion, is to eat the right foods in the first place.

These women should never have been sent to prison in the first place.

This assumes that banks have surplus liquidity in the first place.

We robbed them of their land in the first place to reward the Annamese who collaborated with us.

not have a hair out of place

He sat at his desk, not a hair out of place, and turning a pencil over in his hand.

He seemed stern and austere and never had a hair out of place.

Joel never has a hair out of place.

of all people/things/places etc

A kitten, of all things.

He of all people picks his words carefully.

She heard, of all things, a piano.

She was a homeless wanderer until tiny Delos alone of all places on earth consented to receive her.

So, in Missouri, of all places, my Koreanization began.

The rest of my offences were committed in self-defence, when I found the hands of all People were against me.

There I was admitted by the butler, of all people.

William Forsyth began it before he sold out, with the help of John Brown, of all people.

place of honour

His portrait hangs in the place of honour in the Boston office of the Anglian Water Authority.

It had the place of honour because, as he'd said earlier, it was unique.

It is right that they should be given a place of honour in the history of ancient art.

Richard Wilson, the genius of landscape painting, has a place of honour .

Stan Wood is the man and he can already claim a place of honour amongst the great fossil hunters of the world.

They enjoyed the greetings of people in the street and they loved places of honour at banquets.

They were brought out on only a few special occasions and were always carefully washed and returned to their place of honour .

put/place a premium on sth

Modern economies place a premium on educated workers.

Barbara, as usual, seemed to be placing a premium on maintaining her composure.

In my own garden, I put a premium on fresh greens.

International book-building puts a premium on intermediaries' experience and ability to sell to 300-odd investing institutions around the world.

Up and down hill fences pose problems for the horse by placing a premium on balance and impulsion.

put/place sb on a pedestal

My last boyfriend put me on a pedestal .

Another will place philanthropy on a pedestal and yet have a resentful, unforgiving spirit.

I was the most beautiful, wonderful woman and he put me on a pedestal .

If it is going to be special, put it on a pedestal of sorts.

Let's face it, possum, there are some who would put me on a pedestal .

safe place

I liked the town, for all its drab and muted calm; it seemed a safe place to be.

In currency markets, when the going gets tough, the investors go to safer places.

It just makes your world a kinder, safer place.

She put her card away in a safe place - then couldn't remember where.

There are some who advocate that, now that that has happened, the world is somehow a safer place.

While I was absent, Wemmick had warned Herbert to move our guest to a safer place.

sb's heart is in the right place

He can be rude and bad-tempered sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

Mike's a little grouchy sometimes, but his heart's in the right place.

sb's kind of person/thing/place etc

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Place some lemon slices on the fish before serving it.

At the age of five, Matthew was placed with a foster family.

Every week someone comes and places fresh flowers on her grave.

Food is placed in a large cage, and when the animal enters, the door drops down.

Guivier's discoveries placed him at the cutting edge of medical research.

He felt that Jordan's mistakes had placed the family in great danger.

Pallan's latest win places him in the top ten players in Ohio.

The temp agency was trying to place me with a law firm.

The value of the jewels has been placed at one million dollars.

Winters placed his hand on my arm, holding me back.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A secondary emphasis was to be placed on traffic between Berlin and Tokyo.

For 100-to-200-page pieces, place a summary after each major section.

Her big-boned body felt clumsy and she placed the tray on the coffee table with a loud clatter.

I complicate the test as follows: I place the coin in my hand, then my hand under the cushion.

If they are not going to fit into school then they must be placed somewhere more suitable.

In paper chromatography, the solid phase is paper on which the sample is placed directly.

When families place elderly relatives into residential care, a similar feeling of guilt is often apparent.

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