Meaning of POSITION in English

POSITION

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a comfortable position

When driving, make sure you are seated in a comfortable position.

a position of power (= a job or role that gives someone power )

Many of them were using their positions of power for personal advantage.

a position of responsibility (= a job in which people depend on you to tell them what they should do )

Before the age of 21 he had attained a position of responsibility in the factory.

a strong bargaining position

Most new artists and bands aren’t in a strong bargaining position .

abused...position

Williams abused his position as Mayor to give jobs to his friends.

an enemy position (= a place controlled by an enemy army )

General Hunt ordered an air strike on the enemy positions.

an inferior position

He argued that capitalism requires some people to be kept in an inferior position in society.

an untenable position

The scandal put the President in an untenable position .

be considering your position formal (= be deciding whether or not to leave your job )

be in a position of authority

I’ve never been in a position of authority before.

be in a position to complain (= have a good reason to complain )

If you feel you are bullied at work, you are certainly in a position to complain.

click into place/position

Make sure the lid clicks firmly into place.

compromising position/situation

The doctor was found in a compromising position with a nurse having sex with her .

consolidated...position

The company has consolidated its position as the country’s leading gas supplier.

dominant position

its dominant position within the group

entrenched attitudes/positions/interests etc

a deeply entrenched belief in male superiority

exposed position

These developments leave the British government in an exposed position .

fill a post/position/vacancy etc

Women fill 35% of senior management positions.

Thank you for your letter. Unfortunately, the vacancy has already been filled.

The UK should find another weapon to fill the same role .

foetal position

geographical area/location/position

a large geographical area

happy position

I’m in the happy position of not having to work.

hold sth in place/position

A couple of screws should hold it in place.

hold the post/position/office etc (of sth)

She was the first woman to hold the office of Australian state premier.

The governor had held the post since 1989.

in...invidious position

By innocently lying to detectives, she’d put herself in an invidious position .

jockeying for position

photographers jockeying for position at the bar

lotus position

monks sitting in the lotus position

make a job/position etc redundant

As the economy weakens, more and more jobs will be made redundant.

missionary position

pole position

position paper

position...unassailable

The party’s position looked unassailable .

precarious...position

the company’s precarious financial position

privileged position

Kylie feels fortunate to be in such a privileged position because of her successful TV career.

prominent place/position

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

put...in an awkward position (= made it difficult for her to know what to do )

Philip’s remarks put her in an awkward position .

resign your post/position/office

He later resigned his post as Minister of Energy.

reverse your position (= change your opinion or attitude )

He spoke in favor of the bill, reversing his previous position.

strengthen sb's position

They have strengthened their position by their performance in the recent local elections.

subservient role/position

His wife refused to accept a traditional subservient role.

take up a post/a position/duties etc

The headteacher takes her duties up in August.

taking up...positions

The runners are taking up their positions on the starting line.

the exact position/location/spot etc

The satellite pictures showed the enemy’s exact location.

undermine sb’s confidence/authority/position/credibility etc

The constant criticism was beginning to undermine her confidence.

unenviable position

Edward III was in a delicate and unenviable position .

weak position

The country is in a weak position economically.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

central

All this reinforces custody in a central position .

The Anatom has a removable orthopaedic footbed which locates the foot firmly in a central position .

You take your map in your hand and try to find the most central position - the town hall or post office.

It was very advantageous for Edward to have his brother in so central a position , adjacent to the Capetian demesne.

Having had a jinxed left back position it looks like we now have a jinxed central defender position!

From its central position perched high on the cliffs, it offers a breathtaking view across the Bay of Naples.

With adjustment, the essential feature was the fixed but adjustable exchange rate structure in which the dollar held a central position .

King's Cross is in a central position with easy access to the centre of London.

different

This effect can be understood intuitively as a consequence of the perspective viewing of a surface from two slightly different positions .

The amplitudes for the different position values therefore all have equal squared moduli.

Although sympathetic to Lamarck, Geoffroy attacked Cuvier from a very different position .

The following incident, which is central to the plot, demonstrates their different positions .

I was fascinated by the nearly naked figures of ladies in different positions that were painted on it.

Between these two dividing-lines, different countries occupy different positions .

Christians may hold very different positions as to how far it is normative.

A more complex spiral develops if we chart the different position of the Sun at noon over the course of a year.

difficult

The Commission was in a difficult position .

But officials say they are in the difficult position of having to implement a law they do not like.

Marian and Izz had seen Tess moving house with her family, and knew what a difficult position she was in.

Later, they spoke for the first time of the difficult position they found themselves in over the past few days.

Sunset Hiker, a winner last time, would be a live contender but a difficult trap position may prove a problem.

The need to target moderate independents has put Dole in a difficult position .

The band is also in a difficult position .

It seems that many people find this a difficult position to adhere to in a serious way.

dominant

It may also be powerful between close relatives where one may be in a dominant position vis-à-vis the other.

With many browsers and server programs available, Netscape will lose its dominant position in the business.

The primates attained their dominant positions through a combination of military skill, physical prowess, and personal magnetism.

The dominant position these companies occupied in the economy was sufficient for their position to be questioned.

Dynamic competition to establish a dominant position may involve reducing costs, process innovation, and product innovation, which are welfare-enhancing.

A company in a dominant position which charges excessive prices for its products may be acting abusively.

Even a dominant firm will face rivals seeking to find a window of opportunity to chip away at the dominant position .

financial

The new government immediately announced a rigorous cost-cutting programme, claiming that the financial position was catastrophic.

In this precarious financial position , the party can hardly afford the restrictions on its fund-raising recently decreed by President Clinton.

Following the share sale, it will be in an extremely strong financial position , with no borrowings.

Summary of current applications and financial position Paper E 11.

I wondered about my financial position .

Leaders of the consortium are preparing for discussions with three potential partners in an effort to secure the colliery's financial position .

By 1938, the District achieved a balanced financial position and thereafter began to accumulate small credit balances.

legal

Parents denied local authority services may seek advice on their legal position .

Suppose, for sake of argument, that this is indeed the definitive legal position .

Anyway, apart from a few discrepancies, the legal position of women in El Salvador is pretty good.

The legal position of the City of Danzig was rather more explicit.

The Department of the Environment said it was looking at the legal position of local authorities wanting to control parties.

The other was the ability of Louis-Napoleon to make use of his legal position and his popularity with the masses.

That is exactly the legal position .

These two paragraphs provide a fairly bald summary of the legal position .

present

The various devices used by the courts to maintain the present position will be discussed below.

What might have suited you when you started your present position may not satisfy you now.

The present position is a complete nuisance.

The person approached is usually not a job hunter but some one who is very successful in his or her present position .

She's a tough, single-minded lady who hasn't achieved her present position without treading on more than a few toes.

People despair at the prospect of having to remain in their present positions for another twenty years or so.

This should be the same size as the difference between the panel's present and final position .

Just think what that means to people who have an understanding of what is really their present position .

privileged

Modern surveys have revealed the extent to which the public expects the Royal Family to earn its privileged position .

Men are in a very privileged position .

Of these five children two others also gave up their privileged positions in society to promote a new order.

The privileged position of the nobility seemed threatened, too, by the growing professionalization of the bureaucracy and the army.

Ministers were as anxious as their predecessors to preserve Britain's privileged position in the Western alliance.

Nizan occupied a privileged position in Sartre's life both intellectually and emotionally.

The idea of the state revolves around notions of its privileged position of power and rule.

This privileged position of an individual's wishes over the wishes of others also finds its expression in the concept of segat.

prominent

The cars were painted khaki with the red cross in a prominent position .

Wexford found the lead, obligingly left by Sheila in a prominent position on top of the refrigerator.

Now there is talk of recruiting blacks and Latinos, traditionally absent from the higher union ranks, to more prominent positions .

Falck's indifference to what is considered smart has cost him the more prominent position he once looked like occupying.

Further, public response to works in prominent positions is rarely commented on.

This year I bedded out a few of these house plants in a prominent position in the garden.

We have already alluded in Chapter 2 to the prominent position this occupied in earlier Chomskyan grammar.

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

similar

Precis writers and stenographers are in a similar position .

The State Bar found itself in a similar position during Gov.

In principle, this is very similar to the position of a computer hacker.

What do people in similar positions in comparable businesses in the industry earn?

Louis Rams, Young found himself in a similar position when cornerback Ryan McNeil picked off a 49er pass.

These place the parties in a similar position to an asset sale, namely needing the consent of a third party.

Matthew Lutz, 61, vice chairman and business development manager of Magnum, who held a similar position with Hunter.

sitting

She jack-knifed into a sitting position and hastily surveyed their camp.

Maxim lifted him very gently to a sitting position .

She fell heavily, landing in a sitting position , bruising the base of her spine.

We are all propped-up in a sitting position , with pillows at back.

Anushkia Smyslov had bandaged Alex Bannen's head, and the physicist was propped in a sitting position against a workstation.

Painfully, Christine swung her legs to one side until she was in a sitting position .

He pulled himself into a sitting position on the chair and began to rub his calf vigorously.

She pushed herself up into a sitting position .

social

Economic and social position , of course, can be important bases of political power, yet they are not the only ones.

In Hindi tum is used to address those younger than oneself or close friends or those in an inferior social position .

Relative social position and relative command of this skill became regularly associated.

The ranking of social positions as laid out by the Symbolic order is left behind.

For example, the Functionalist-based theories see crime and delinquency as a response to frustrations arising from lower social position and status.

But the nontechnical aspects of the profession received little attention, and nobody thought to address problems relating to social position .

Compared to mere jostling for social position , fighting for females is a very important matter indeed.

Funny: No longer did I feel restricted by monk or poor social position or the conservative Methodist Church.

strong

Further asset sales from breaking up ConsGold will put it in an even stronger position from which to launch further takeovers.

Thomas chose a strong position on a spur of Missionary Ridge...

Bougainville is in a strong position to demand concessions in the talks that will follow the accord.

The community broadcasters are in a stronger position than ever before to establish credibility at a nationwide level.

Though a like condition existed among the Federals, their numbers were still strong and their position on the field tactically promising.

Following the share sale, it will be in an extremely strong financial position , with no borrowings.

The defendant, through an insurance company, is often in a much stronger bargaining position than the plaintiff.

weak

It might seem, then, that the anti-realist is in a peculiarly weak position .

De Gaulle needed the Big Lie to help build up his otherwise weak position in the eyes of the allies.

Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.

A desperate seller is in a weak position .

Parliament, however, has a far weaker position .

Khrushchev was in the weaker position at home, since Eisenhower was almost immune to criticism, especially on military matters.

In fact the western Empire was probably in a much weaker position after 406 than the sources suggest.

The Bruins appear to have strengthened their weakest position , the secondary.

well

However, the government will sometimes have more information or be in a better position to take a decision.

Those who saw them both play say Piper was better at every position except center field.

They collided, Hughes sensed McClair was in a better position to punish the error, but Laws recovered.

For these commodities, the seller is in a better position to shift the tax.

Similarly burial plots at seismic locations have been constructed by the use of seismic stratigraphy and correlation with adjacent well positions .

We will be in a better position to address these questions if we first pose a more specific one.

This would put the vendor in a better position than it would have otherwise been in had the sale not taken place.

The motor is also slightly more compact than the old models, resulting in a better hand-grip position on the back handle.

■ NOUN

pole

Mansell dominated from pole position and never lost the lead, finishing nearly 10 seconds ahead of Williams team-mate, Riccardo Patrese.

Ongais' Lola-Menard is the one Scott Brayton qualified on the pole position .

It means Jim Courier retains the pole position he's held for all but 12 weeks of 1992.

He then joined forces with partner Moir to clinch the doubles encounter and retain pole position for the Brentwood club.

Saturday afternoon, Hunt earned himself pole position .

He competed in 51 World Championship races and started in pole position in 29 of them, winning 24.

■ VERB

change

The research then focuses specifically on the role of politics in changing the position of blacks.

But my attitude is the same as when I changed positions from catcher to second base.

Nurse the resident in a position in which he or she is most comfortable, and change that position frequently.

Either the 49ers would change their approach or Doleman and Barker would change their positions .

The sore, bruised, aching feeling makes him restless; always having to change position .

You've been a starter 12, 13 years, and it's time for you to change your position now.

Technological changes may change the position of translators.

The biggest facelift will be on offense, where six players have either left, retired or changed positions .

clarify

But the commission did clarify Gloucester's position in one area of the north where it had previously been somewhat equivocal.

It had not been able to clarify its position on vital issues such as Punjab violence and communalism.

I and my colleagues understand the anxiety caused by uncertainties like this and will clarify the position as early as possible.

Therefore, I have raised an invoice for the tape, but will cancel it once we have clarified the position .

The establishment of the Accounting Standards Board has not clarified the position .

Can he clarify the position in relation to 15 Para and talk in terms of numbers rather than amalgamations?

It was now of the utmost importance for the Unionists to clarify their own position .

consider

It would seem logical that reassignment need only be considered in respect of positions for which the disabled employee is qualified.

To be considered for education administrator positions , workers must first prove themselves in their current jobs.

Since that was now clearly out of the question Peter decided to get himself away and consider his position .

This point of view forces you to consider peo-ple, position , and performance with a more inventive eye.

We shall consider the position further in the light of that report.

As the taxi-driver played the brake and accelerator game and jolted him through the dark London streets, Mark considered his position .

Tattersalls will consider its position as soon as the Chancellor's decision is definite.

Maybe have a walk down the fence line to consider our position and prepare ourselves for awkward questions.

consolidate

It was also a fight to consolidate his position within the insurgent camp.

During the 1970s, with two power stations in relatively peaceful operation, the Board consolidated its position on the Somerset coast.

Aung San was consolidating his overall position .

He may consolidate his position by entering into a merger of sorts with Carlton when the Government permits such tie-ups in 1994.

A broken spinnaker halyard put paid to Law's spirited last-minute effort, while Peters failed to consolidate his position .

The traditional governing class with deep roots in the landed aristocracy was gradually displaced as the Third Reich consolidated its position .

The prince himself was taken back to Northampton, where he remained while Gloucester consolidated his position .

Smith first showed the way to consolidate a winning position .

fill

Eagle currently has no finance director, and a person to fill this position is being actively sought.

Elections give newcomers the chance to unseat incumbents or to fill vacated positions .

The Vice-Chairman was unable to fill the vacant position so an interim administration was formed to take us to the next assembly.

Last fall, Kaczynski applied for a job at the Blackfoot Market, but Potter had already filled the position .

It informs them that others in society are more important and have a natural right to fill certain positions .

I participated in a national competition called to fill eight positions of associate professor in gastroenterology.

Not all groups feel the need to fill all of these positions .

hold

Even if you hold some position of great authority, you don't have to be solemn all the time.

Some assistant principals hold this position for several years to prepare for advancement to principal; others are career assistant principals.

We have to accept that the reality is that we are always already on the slope, holding a position .

He has worked at Scott's Express since 1991 and has held several positions .

Decision-making is not confined to managers holding the most senior positions .

Mayers has been with the company for 10 years and has held several positions .

However, with so many women holding important positions we prefer the use of Dear Sir or Madam.

We would hold these positions for a week while the instructors tried to drive us crazy and graded our reactions.

improve

In the fifth hour of play, Karpov was reduced to shuffling his king to and fro as Short steadily improved his position .

If his opponents were intent on overplaying their hand, it could only improve his position with the cardinal.

Instead, particular professions try to improve their individual staffing position .

This may also not be the best, but it is hard to see how Black can improve his position .

Our refining costs remain lower than those of the industry and we are taking steps to improve on this advantaged position .

Two accounting changes could help trusts improve their revenue positions .

This latest set of bonuses will do nothing to improve this position .

Serfs were tied to the land which they cultivated, with little opportunity of changing or improving their position .

maintain

The controller can escape responsibility if he can maintain the position that the individual himself is in control.

According to him, greedy business people often looked to the government for help in maintaining their position .

Illegal activities often helped high-status groups maintain their positions .

Instead, they continue to maintain their position by holding the world to economic and military ransom.

From this point of view the professional-managerial class are likely to try to maintain their position by forming themselves into professions.

Watson, Thacker and Bradbury maintained their position and speed.

This, combined with widespread reproduction, helped maintain his position within the field of commercial art.

Most people run this stretch but we maintain our position by paddling.

move

Stockport's second victory in four days at Edgeley Park moved them into second position in the Fourth Division.

Every man has moved into position and must remain silent and unobserved until the critical moment.

Don't try to move to the correct position too quickly.

It was moved to its present position between 1910 and 1912.

Like Castro himself, it has shown just enough flexibility to move away from untenable positions .

Later they move to a lateral position , with the woman applying squeeze control when required.

The stocky, pixie-faced minister realised he was unlikely to move beyond his middle-ranking position in the Tory hierarchy.

occupy

The extremes, on both parameters, are comparatively rare; most of us occupy a position part-way along each.

So far his strategy seems to be working: although younger than William, he occupies a more responsible position .

Those who gave smoking up in later life occupy an intermediate position .

Do hearing people tend to occupy more influential positions in technology than do deaf people?

For many years teachers had occupied a somewhat ambiguous position .

Khotan also occupied a remarkably strategic position .

We have already seen that two sentences differing only in respect of cognitive synonyms occupying parallel syntactic positions are in general logically equivalent.

West Brom have promotion hopes of their own, having occupied a play-off position for most of the season.

shift

She shifted her position and adjusted the fine wool of her skirt over her bony knees.

To achieve electoral success, pragmatic parties might shift their position or expand the range of viewpoints they encompass.

She felt very tired and as she shifted position she detected an ache in her left hip.

Congressman Ashley from Toledo, Ohio, originally opposed including the counties but eventually shifted his position to get the bill passed.

Obtain as much information as you can about his argument, his willingness to shift from the present position .

There is a vast continuum between bureaucratic behavior and entrepreneurial behavior, and government can surely shift its position on that spectrum.

He shifted his position: he was beginning to feel stiff and achy.

There was some shifting of positions .

strengthen

Investment to both upgrade existing facilities and extend our range of services has therefore been made to strengthen our position .

The law specified only that the grants were to go to general-purpose local governments thus implicitly strengthening the position of elected officials.

That achievement has been rewarded by a further undisclosed but substantial injection of capital by Courtaulds to strengthen its position .

So instead you set out either to strengthen your position or to undermine his.

A series of important enactments more recently has confirmed and strengthened the position of auditors.

Paradoxically, what was potentially a threatening situation for Franco in fact strengthened his position .

Dynamius was making the most of the opportunities provided by the conflict to strengthen his own position .

The decision removed one of the rebels' principal grievances and was expected to strengthen Frelimo's position at the negotiating table.

take

Other Western governments took a similar position .

The editorial also took the position that isolation would not eradicate the disease.

They then take up positions as if they were the people in the photograph.

The Clinton administration, though generally supporting open markets, had taken a neutral position on the banana question.

Rose returned alone soon after I took up my position .

Not only that, but I have brought you here to take a position of high importance in our government.

One measure he took to bolster his position was to marry Sigibert's widow, Brunhild.

The city attorney rarely takes a position on the legality of proposed ballot measures before they qualify.

weaken

Various new findings have weakened the position of the sceptics on climate change.

Most observers believed that he caved in only because of his weakened political position due to the Watergate scandal.

These things weaken the position of the Black woman, and have been done deliberately.

Pilger had agreed but had apparently not realized how this weakened his position .

The weakening position can be traced back to the Hatfield crash last October, in which four people died.

This weakened his position as a symbol of the national struggle.

This omission certainly weakened his position during the struggle that lay ahead.

If Gaddafi survived, would it weaken or strengthen his position as leader?

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bargaining position/power

By tilting bargaining power towards labour, it encouraged big pay claims.

In a competitive market the bargaining power of the owner of a particular commodity is limited.

Naturally this bargaining power was not constant.

Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.

The United States seemed to be withholding its signature to achieve increased bargaining power.

Western bargaining power had been eliminated.

With the conference at last on the calendar, the various countries began preparatory activities to enhance their bargaining positions.

Yet the desire for protection and security and some measure of equality in bargaining power would not down.

be in a strong position

At the end of the war, the U.S. was in a strong position to influence the future of Europe.

After an uneasy eighteen months he was in a stronger position than any Conservative leader since Lord Salisbury.

Bougainville is in a strong position to demand concessions in the talks that will follow the accord.

In the float it raised £50m cash, so is in a strong position to make its move.

Middlesbrough will be in a strong position if they take full advantage of games in hand.

The community broadcasters are in a stronger position than ever before to establish credibility at a nationwide level.

The military did not always get its own way but it was in a strong position.

position of strength

Both his coups began with a ruthless pre-emptive strike from a position of strength .

Britain's experience with chemical weapons shows what can happen if we fail to negotiate from a position of strength .

From that position of strength , he supervised the return of representative institutions.

Johnson had steered himself into a position of strength from which to conduct his campaign in the election of 1964.

Not surprisingly princes were concerned to build up a position of strength during their fathers' lifetimes.

You're in a position of strength as a potential client who is checking out the service on offer.

position of trust

He called it a disgraceful situation for a man in a position of trust .

In fact, around one-half of the cases can be identified solely from the headlines as persons abusing their positions of trust .

You will be in a position of trust , both of you.

responsible job/position

Now he walks on crutches and holds a responsible position with a magazine in New York.

One or two had quite responsible positions in their employment.

Or normally have had not less than three years' experience in a responsible position in an approved specialist field within the industry.

So far his strategy seems to be working: although younger than William, he occupies a more responsible position.

The five-year MEng honours degree course is for particularly able students who expect to assume responsible positions in industry immediately after graduation.

What had those educated women in that church, many of them with responsible jobs in London, in common with that story?

Yet Margaret holds a responsible position in marketing and is by no means untalented.

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.

the missionary position

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

"What position do you play?" "Second base."

Always look for the best person to fill any position , regardless of age, race, or gender.

Bombs were dropped on the enemy position .

Ed asked me to lie for him to help save his job, which put me in a very awkward position .

Few rich people can really appreciate the position of the single mother living on welfare.

Government forces destroyed military positions and captured enemy soldiers.

He eventually became Lord Chancellor, the most powerful position in the British legal system.

Her position in the company means that she is responsible for major financial decisions.

I'm not sure what I'd do if I were in your position .

I have an interview for a position at the university.

In her position , I'm not sure what I'd do.

It's difficult to determine the exact position of the plane.

It's important that the Socialists clarify their position before the conference.

Jessica moved to a position where she could see the stage better.

Jonson is in third position after the first part of the competition.

Make sure you are in a comfortable position before you start to drive.

Mears has moved from fifth to fourth position .

Pollock rose to the No. 2 position in the company, but found that the higher she rose, the less she liked her job.

She takes the position that all asylum seekers should be made welcome.

The company has a strong position in most international markets.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Conspiracy theorists might guess that Brown has Polaroids of Wilson in a compromising position .

If Cadbury buys Orangina, as appears likely, its position will be further enhanced.

In Phoenix, several employees have even recommended that their positions be eliminated.

Inflections, positions, and signpost words are the mainstay of syntax.

No longer will some have power over others: positions of authority and the obedience they command will disappear.

The position now depends on whether the period of exclusion which has been ordered is permanent, indefinite or fixed term.

The enemy, aware of the strength of his position , simply sat still and waited for us.

Then there's new positions I've been reading about, yaar.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

better

President Vladimir Putin is politically stronger, and better positioned to revamp the military.

No region is better positioned to garner a larger portion of this surging, high-wage employment than Southern California.

Homebuyers are also much better positioned if they are armed with a deposit of at least 25 per cent.

In fact, it was better positioned than ever for the world of deregulation and competition.

Analysts are debating who is better positioned to woo Catholics this fall.

correctly

This ensures everything works, valves are correctly positioned and that all the necessary equipment is carried.

My chair with its high back and strong iron wheels is positioned correctly to catch the sun.

You will find that the paper is positioned correctly and will print without problems.

Always ensure that the choke chain is positioned correctly .

well

Kirchberg is extremely well positioned for exploring the Tyrol, yet it remains unspoilt and reasonable priced.

The senator from Kansas appeared well positioned to take almost all the 362 delegates at stake in the seven states.

They are less interested in investment and retirement plans and are less well positioned to attract meaningful new clients than older lawyers.

From your current vantage point, you are well positioned to see how alcohol can get at these pain fibers.

Both are well positioned and the high-low well synchronised.

Here, Microsoft is well positioned with its Windows 95 operating system.

It is well positioned to deliver further improvements in its operating performance in both the short and the longer term.

Should the stock market take a big tumble anytime soon, at least one investor is well positioned to benefit.

■ NOUN

product

The company should then use the segments that it has defined as targets against which products may be positioned .

Spreckels manufactures and distributes a diversified line of materials for lifting and positioning products .

Research can help a company to position its product in the market.

These clusters are then used as targets against which products should be positioned .

side

I always position myself on the side in which the rabbits hit the net.

The pin is often positioned on the right-hand side , just over a ridge which runs across the front of the green.

You will also find that the viewfinder eyepiece is positioned along the side of the camcorder body.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bargaining position/power

By tilting bargaining power towards labour, it encouraged big pay claims.

In a competitive market the bargaining power of the owner of a particular commodity is limited.

Naturally this bargaining power was not constant.

Such a state of affairs provides the seller with a unique opportunity to exploit the relatively weak bargaining position of the investor.

The United States seemed to be withholding its signature to achieve increased bargaining power.

Western bargaining power had been eliminated.

With the conference at last on the calendar, the various countries began preparatory activities to enhance their bargaining positions.

Yet the desire for protection and security and some measure of equality in bargaining power would not down.

be in a strong position

At the end of the war, the U.S. was in a strong position to influence the future of Europe.

After an uneasy eighteen months he was in a stronger position than any Conservative leader since Lord Salisbury.

Bougainville is in a strong position to demand concessions in the talks that will follow the accord.

In the float it raised £50m cash, so is in a strong position to make its move.

Middlesbrough will be in a strong position if they take full advantage of games in hand.

The community broadcasters are in a stronger position than ever before to establish credibility at a nationwide level.

The military did not always get its own way but it was in a strong position.

position of strength

Both his coups began with a ruthless pre-emptive strike from a position of strength .

Britain's experience with chemical weapons shows what can happen if we fail to negotiate from a position of strength .

From that position of strength , he supervised the return of representative institutions.

Johnson had steered himself into a position of strength from which to conduct his campaign in the election of 1964.

Not surprisingly princes were concerned to build up a position of strength during their fathers' lifetimes.

You're in a position of strength as a potential client who is checking out the service on offer.

position of trust

He called it a disgraceful situation for a man in a position of trust .

In fact, around one-half of the cases can be identified solely from the headlines as persons abusing their positions of trust .

You will be in a position of trust , both of you.

responsible job/position

Now he walks on crutches and holds a responsible position with a magazine in New York.

One or two had quite responsible positions in their employment.

Or normally have had not less than three years' experience in a responsible position in an approved specialist field within the industry.

So far his strategy seems to be working: although younger than William, he occupies a more responsible position.

The five-year MEng honours degree course is for particularly able students who expect to assume responsible positions in industry immediately after graduation.

What had those educated women in that church, many of them with responsible jobs in London, in common with that story?

Yet Margaret holds a responsible position in marketing and is by no means untalented.

the missionary position

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Army units are to be positioned at all major installations including factories and power stations.

Federal troops were positioned around the city.

Make sure you position the wheel correctly before you tighten up the nuts.

Nate positioned himself so he could keep an eye on the door.

The French generals had positioned thousands of troops along the border.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A nice goof is to hide it altogether by positioning your pointer on its top edge and dragging down.

After their diagnostic procedure the colonoscope was positioned at site of infusion and a second blood sample collected.

All the hotel's pleasant bedrooms are positioned to give a view of the lake.

But B. J. Surhoff was positioned perfectly.

He turned the chair around, positioning himself with his back to the window, and opened the book.

I dragged over a gooseneck lamp and positioned it to best advantage.

If you use a mirror in this way, be careful where you position it.

Something lowered over him like glass, something seemed to be positioned between him and the world.

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