Meaning of RUBBER in English

RUBBER

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a rubber/plastic bullet (= one made of rubber/plastic, not designed to kill )

Riot police fired plastic bullets into the air.

plastic/rubber/metal etc sheeting

The roof was covered in plastic sheeting.

rubber band

rubber boot

rubber bullet

rubber chicken circuit

She is in demand on the rubber chicken circuit.

rubber dinghy

rubber plant

rubber stamp

rubber/leather/woollen etc gloves

Dr McIntyre was slowly removing his rubber gloves.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

black

Through the gap between the front seats I could see the stick's dusty canopy of weary black rubber .

A black rubber hose connected it to a pump.

Manny gets down on one knee and looks at the pieces of shiny metal and black rubber .

They were wearing Cenex caps, khaki work shirts, black rubber boots.

■ NOUN

ball

Two teams would try putting a rubber ball into the hoop without using hands or feet.

band

Gently stretch the rubber band around the card, making sure that it stays in the slot.

The rubber band workout group improved 26 percent in the squat and 17 percent in the shoulder press.

And the size of the quadriceps muscles, shown on the MRIs, was larger in the women using the rubber bands .

Use the rubber band to keep the plastic firmly in place.

Ask a student to hold a rubber band taut between her hands.

I tallied our money, sorted it, found a sickly rubber band in the glove compartment to wrap around it.

I cheerfully described how a part of Mommy was like a big rubber band and it wouldn't hurt a bit.

Give each student a rubber band and let him experiment to see what notes he can make by plucking it.

bullet

Inmates still fighting are hit with rubber bullets .

Police in riot gear in turn fired. 37-caliber rubber bullets and beanbag weapons.

foam

Brassieres upholstered with foam rubber were produced as beauty aids even for the well-endowed and even for prepubescent girls.

We just argued about it loudly and wore the T-shirts and big foam rubber fingers.

Beneath a layer of foam rubber there was a dark brown carpet of coffee beans.

They just ate the foam rubber mattress cover.

Doreen's hair was a wig and the bosoms were foam rubber .

Standing it on a block of foam rubber , filter matting, or a piece of polystyrene tile can also prove effective.

Her legs felt like foam rubber .

The foam rubber squeaked beneath her weight.

glove

It will initially target the medical community, producing rubber gloves and catheters, he said.

As proof, the officer points to a car surrounded by investigators wearing blood-stained rubber gloves .

Then put on your rubber gloves and give the meat a good squeeze with both hands.

Then they donned booties, rubber shoes and lab coats, all yellow, plus cotton glove liners and orange rubber gloves.

Either wear rubber gloves , or be sure to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling them.

He washed his hands, which felt as if they were dressed in big fat rubber gloves .

plantation

The breakthrough offers potential for the cheap harvesting of many therapeutic and industrial proteins from rubber plantations .

It mattered less what the company clerks and rubber plantation foremen in second class might feel.

The symmetry of the rice paddies and rubber plantations could only be appreciated from the air.

So we hopped on and were going through this old, overgrown rubber plantation .

Landless peasants suited Doumer; they could be employed in mines or on rubber plantations , or to build roads and railways.

A few places were kind of hilly, and some very high triple canopy forests and rubber plantations were up there.

stamp

It was the first and biggest step in changing the council from a legislative body to a rubber stamp for his administration.

Moreover, in some states the legislature is essentially a rubber stamp for the actions of a powerful political executive.

■ VERB

make

It seemed to be made of rubber .

Rubbermaid makes plastic and rubber housewares and other consumer and industrial products.

use

Spoon half of the batter into the prepared pan. Use a rubber spatula to spread the batter evenly in the pan.

Many outsoles now combine the two and use the carbon rubber in the heel or other high impact points.

Carefully spoon the remaining batter over the filling, using the rubber spatula to smooth the batter.

I became adept at using a typing rubber .

And the size of the quadriceps muscles, shown on the MRIs, was larger in the women using the rubber bands.

I used to use rubber gloves, cutting the palms out for ventilation.

wear

As proof, the officer points to a car surrounded by investigators wearing blood-stained rubber gloves.

Although they were dressed formally in dark suits, both men were wearing heavy rubber boots in deference to winter.

Do not wear smooth leather or rubber soles when walking on wet or slippery surfaces.

Either wear rubber gloves, or be sure to wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling them.

As he went back to where the Percys were, four men wearing rubber gauntlets came carrying large aluminum cans.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

gold-tipped/steel-tipped/rubber-tipped etc

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

A mouthful of chocolate passed for breakfast before we forsook big boots for sticky rubber .

Sadler's used 1,900 square yards - made more impervious to the gas by an inner coat of rubber .

So he picked him up and took hint off the rubber runner and set him down on the sidewalk.

Their bottoms are a rubber compound that provides better traction.

We just argued about it loudly and wore the T-shirts and big foam rubber fingers.

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