Meaning of WATER in English

WATER

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a water pipe

Be careful to avoid piercing any water pipes or electricity cables.

a water/food/housing etc shortage

The water shortage was reaching crisis proportions.

a water/food/milk etc container

a water/soil etc sample

They analysed soil samples collected from streams.

air/environmental/water etc pollutants

New regulations will reduce hazardous air pollutants.

air/water purifier

barley water

bath water

The bath water is getting cold.

coastal waters

the coastal waters of Britain

contaminated food/blood/water supplies etc

The infection was traced to contaminated food.

deep water

We’ll take the boat out into deep water where we can dive.

drill for oil/water/gas etc

BP has been licensed to drill for oil in the area.

drinking water

drip blood/water/sweat etc

John came in, his arm dripping blood.

droplets of water

tiny droplets of water

gripe water

high water mark

the high water mark of Herrera’s presidency

high water

holy water

ice water

land/get yourself in hot water

She got herself in hot water with the authorities.

low water mark

low water

mineral water

a glass of mineral water

murky waters (= complicated subject )

the murky waters of sexuality and jealousy

neutral territory/waters (= land or sea that is not controlled by any of the countries involved in a war )

passing water (= letting out urine )

He was having difficulty passing water .

piped water

villages with no piped water

polluted air/water/rivers etc

The project’s aim is to clean up polluted land.

pond water

pour oil on troubled waters (= try to make an angry situation calmer )

rush of air/wind/water

She felt a cold rush of air as she wound down her window.

sea water

Removing salt from sea water is an expensive process.

shark-infested waters (= waters where there are a lot of sharks )

soap and water

Did you wash your hands with soap and water?

soapy water

hot soapy water

soda water

sterile equipment/water/bandages etc

Rinse the eye with sterile water.

still waters

the still waters of the lake

tap water (= water that comes out of a tap )

In the test, people preferred tap water to bottled mineral waters.

tap water

territorial waters

the air/water temperature

The water temperature should be between 60 and 65°F.

toilet water

water a plant

He could see her watering the plants in her small garden.

water bird

water biscuit

water bottle

water boy

water buffalo

water bug

water butt

water cannon

water chestnut

water closet

water cooler

water feature

water fountain

water ice

water jump

Her horse fell at the water jump.

water lily

water main

a burst water main

water meadow

water meter

water pipe

water pistol

water polo

water power

water purification

water purification tablets

water rat

water resistant

Is this watch water resistant?

water resources

Botswana expressed growing concern over its dwindling water resources.

water skiing

Tracy was a keen swimmer and water skier.

water slide

water softener

water sports

water table

water tank

The water tank is leaking.

water the garden

It hasn’t rained for a week – I should water the garden.

water tower

water vapour

water vole

water/air quality

Scientists took samples to test the water quality.

water/air/beer etc pump (= for moving water, air etc )

water/air/oil etc filter

a pond filter

Water...dripping

Water was dripping through the ceiling.

watered silk

water/gas/electricity meter

A man came to read the electricity meter .

The taxi driver left the meter running while I ran in to pick up my bags.

watering can

watering hole

What’s your favorite watering hole?

watering place

water/river pollution

The National Rivers Authority tests levels of water pollution.

water/wind erosion (= caused by water or wind )

Hedgerows and trees help to reduce the effect of wind erosion.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

boiling

Pour over enough boiling water to cover the fruit.

Irene said, as Anastasia put a filter into the Chemex spooned in coffee, and poured on boiling water .

Rinse the can out twice with boiling water to remove all the extract and pour the rinse water into the pan.

Chop and add to casseroles or steep in boiling water for a few minutes before adding to salads.

Cooking procedures: add boiling water and leave for several minutes to rehydrate.

We found him at least two of my officers did, in a bath full of boiling water in the shower rooms.

This is the boiling point of water at one atmosphere.

Cook the lasagne in a large pan of salted, boiling water until just tender.

clean

The only way to improve the health of the children is to ensure they get non-radiated food, clean water and air.

Environmentalists have spread the alarm about clean air and water .

The parts should then be rinsed clean in the soaking solution and then in clean hot water before reassembling.

Alternatively, you will need to empty the bath and refill it with clean water .

In many developing societies the lack of basic amenities, such as clean water and proper sanitation, produces an inherently unsafe environment.

We kept the area very clean with water applied with a hose pipe.

Nomatterwhat container you use, it is advisable to give it a thorough scrubbing with clean water .

For many of the families, home is a single room with no clean water supply and no toilet.

cold

Final rinse: Rinse off with fresh cold water and dry to a damp finish with a disposable paper towel. 6.

In a medium pan cover ginger with cold water and add salt.

The twin bedded rooms have hot and cold water , and most can take a third bed.

Add 2 quarts of cold water and adjust flavor with sugar or honey and citrus juice.

As soon as the cold water hit my sinuses, I started to gag and panic.

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

Drain them, rinse in cold water and leave for 5 minutes.

They washed with cold water at long communal sinks.

cool

The cool water slipping down her throat was a welcome relief.

I imagine cool water sliding through my hair and down my shoulders.

Finish this treatment by splashing your face with cool water to remove wastes accumulated on the surface of the skin.

Arethusa undressed and slipped into the cool delicious water .

With a line of shrubs before you and a sandy bank behind. Cool blue water to swim through ... No!

It requires very cool water and soon dies in aquariums.

Apply to face and neck, leave on for 10-15 minutes and rinse off with cool water .

In nature it often grows in very cool water .

deep

Because of the huge up-front investment in production platforms, modestly-sized hydrocarbon discoveries in deep water are not economic.

The young almond trees were crotch deep in river water .

Sometimes listed as a deep water aquatic as it will also tolerate deep water.

The young are found in shallow waters around coral heads, but the adults move out into deeper water.

Larger tanks do look better with deeper water , though.

If this impact had occurred in deep water its traces on the ocean floor might be extremely hard to recognize.

A witness had seen him in deep water , shouting and waving for help.

The homes and lands of 349 families, comprising 1, 544 individuals, will be covered with deep water .

fresh

Final rinse: Rinse off with fresh cold water and dry to a damp finish with a disposable paper towel. 6.

In addition, sea water has about 20 per cent. less dissolved oxygen than fresh water.

Tourists and immigrants are increasing the pressures on the Galapagos's already scarce resources, from fresh water to seafood.

About eight teaspoonsful of marine salts dissolved in a gallon of fresh water will afford a suitable hatching medium.

There is a fresh water pool with bar, a panoramic sunbathing terrace and an airy, first-floor restaurant with sea views.

His discovery was not too alarming because we needed only a few gallons of fresh water to reach the Tokyo area.

Finally, add the fresh water and sewerage charges, which together will be about £70 a year.

They left their first temporary home last fall when the overcrowded camp ran out of fresh water and space.

hard

Scum is formed when soaps and detergents react with hard water .

It is tolerant of most water conditions, although very hard water may result in the fish's eyes becoming cloudy.

It also grows well in soft as well as medium hard water .

Water condition: Medium hard to hard water .

They withstand artificial illumination well not only from above but also from the sides and are indifferent to moderately hard water .

high

The waves get higher and higher and the water washes over and almost sinks Kevin.

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

The photographs were taken at a high water level.

Why are current city water users subsidizing this madness with higher water rates?

But it was a misreading to suppose that the vote then marked the high water mark on the issue.

But hell or high water is not ever going to keep me from reaching my child.

At Folkestone some decent dabs from the pier over high water .

Originally, he was standing too high over the water .

hot

Women get together and discuss the lack of hot water and other domestic issues which also signals their awareness of sexism.

Add more hot water if potatoes seem too dry.

She soaked for ten minutes, allowing the hot water to warm her body and soothe her distraught nerves.

The curd is immersed in hot water or whey and worked, stretched, and molded while plastic.

A basin of hot water was prepared.

There are still 12 meters of chimney left, and now the hot water gushes out of one or two openings.

In the example, no claim in tort would lie if the hot water bottle did not give off enough heat.

Lag your hot water tank and pipes.

low

No low water no back water no anchor ice.

Throughout November and December a few big cod can be taken over low water from the end of the sandbar on night tides.

It take them two extra months to get here cause it ride so low in the water .

Lack of rain is one reason for low ground water levels.

A star fell, hung low over the water .

Waterwheels could not function at low water , so adjustable wheels were made.

Hsu Fu was ridiculously low in the water .

mineral

During the day I drink only mineral water , fresh fruit juice, coffee or tea.

His face turned up in Vogue, and he made commercials for mineral water .

Grants of St. James's kindly provided the wine, and Evian provided the mineral water .

Bottles of mineral water are scattered throughout the courtroom, and interpreters provide almost simultaneous translations.

Buffet-style breakfast and lunch; set menu for dinner; mineral water flows from taps.

They drink mineral water piped into the Imperial and heated to 70 degrees Celsius and receive regular treatment.

She ordered a bottle of white wine and a bottle of mineral water .

In 1924 a friend told him that another polio victim had received helpful therapy from warm mineral water in the South.

pure

Each point on the demand curve shows what the individual would pay for the last unit of purer water .

George Burt provided Swanage with a pure water supply, gas, drainage and a railway.

The men had been camped for a month in swampy terrain, much of it malarial. Pure water was scarce.

D 2 D 2 shows the marginal benefit of purer water to the second individual.

In wooded recesses were numberless springs of pure water and numerous small lakes.

He gobbled its contents like a thirsty man would the purest water .

Flush your plant and rock periodically with pure water .

running

She was distracted by the sound of running water , the bath being filled.

We were looked at with the same sense of distrust that must have greeted the first plumber who installed running water there.

On all sides the friendly sibilance of running water .

My glasses are creased by running water and I can no longer see past the end of the boat.

I wondered how you caught on so quickly to the trick of running water which will blot out all our conversation.

It was several moments before she realized she was running ankle-deep in water .

salt

You've drained the water table and their wells are either dry or running salt water.

These fishes do best in brackish or salt water .

Simmer three hours in salt water , drain, slice and serve with cabbage soaked in wine.

We waded ashore coughing up salt water and drenched to the skin.

In winter by shallow fresh and salt water .

Why does the egg float in salt water ?

Large diving sea ducks, often breeding on fresh water but normally resorting to salt water at other times.

If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.

shallow

While the fish are spawning the females can be pushed into shallow water or even out of the pond.

We boil the nests, slowly in shallow water , and drink the extract.

The shallow water was thick with paddling children.

This basin, called the Chicxulub crater, formed on the continental shelf in shallow water .

He had three feet of shallow water to cross - and there was Araminta floating across the sands.

Then, when the wave and the turbidity subsided, the shallow water would have been repopulated from other habitats.

There are good swimming beaches each end of town with shallow sandy water , ideal for young families.

They prefer shallow , undisturbed water .

soft

The fish you have are peaceful Amazonian Cichlids, from soft acid water .

It requires soft water and some shade.

Ideally soft water , especially rain-water.

Quick tip Want soft water for your fish?

When cooked, drain well, then mash to a soft consistency using water or a little milk.

Water condition: Soft to hard water , without making great demands.

Down: The soft plumage of water fowl, minimum weight ratio 85% down, 15% feathers.

warm

The warm water washed over her face and body.

Between diapers the skin should be gently cleaned with warm water and a mild soap and patted dry.

Others were given warm water for soup, and on complaining were harshly told to work harder.

Swallows' nests were softened in pots of warm water .

Now you see it ... Put three glasses full of warm water on a tray.

Put eggs, still in their shells, in a bowl of warm water and set aside.

Turning on the brass taps, she half filled the bath with warm water .

Wash walls with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda to one quart warm water .

■ NOUN

bottle

She'd come and give me a hot water bottle .

She has a lid for the pan and a borrowed hot water bottle with her.

He found himself totally alone, with a water bottle , a compass, a revolver and no food.

The re-enactment with a water bottle celebrated the goal that defeated the auld enemy.

Out tumbled a water bottle and three children.

In the example, no claim in tort would lie if the hot water bottle did not give off enough heat.

Families are advised to bring comfortable walking shoes, water bottles , sunscreen and snacks to the site.

drinking

Antibiotics and hormones used in human drugs have been detected in drinking water and our rivers.

Food and drinking water , Maggie thought.

Geoffrey Smith Fluoride is now added to drinking water to protect teeth.

Speedfit fittings are lead-free, totally safe for drinking water , and are Water Research Centre listed.

Because of chemical pollution of rivers, the cost of producing safe, palatable drinking water has risen dramatically.

These complexed substances are then very difficult to remove in the drinking water production process.

Woke up to find the drinking water had frozen.

Some are added to the drinking water , others are given in the feed.

level

This child has linked the lowering of the water level with heat.

They said high water levels in the Sacramento delta, which spills into the San Francisco Bay, were also worrisome.

But the question really is to explain variations in water level along the coast.

You may have noticed the water level go up in the container when you put objects in the water.

Adjustment was carried out from above water level by means of long driving tubes, operating down the centres of the columns.

The water level went up because water was displaced by the objects.

They consist of ridges of shingle and sand projecting above high water level and generally lying a few kilometres offshore.

If the water level falls they pass into the emersed way of life, when they flower and produce seeds.

pipe

The programme will involve stripping lead paint from housing, replacing lead water pipes and removing contaminated soil from Tehranmany areas.

A water pipe jutted from the sandy village main street another half mile to the east.

When nailing or screwing down carpet gripper strips, be careful to avoid piercing any water pipes or electricity cables.

Think of our public systems as an infrastructure-like sewers, water pipes , and electrical lines-and the idea of transparency becomes clear.

The hot water pipes gurgled as they had done for ten years.

Yes, this location of the water pipe is correct.

That night, two major water pipes were blown up, depriving Belfast of its water supplies.

We used kerosene lamps and stood in line for hours with buckets to draw water from a public water pipe .

pollution

The maximum fine for water pollution was raised from £2,000 to £20,000, and that of littering from £400 to £1,000.

Policies such as effluent charges for sources of air and water pollution are One possibility.

Once you have cured the water pollution problem, you will have to take steps to avoid it happening again.

Even an innocent-looking cup of coffee creates soil erosion because of over-production on coffee plantations, and chronic water pollution during processing.

The control of water pollution , for example, like other forms of regulatory behaviour, is an unobtrusive activity.

The company was fined £10,000 after admitting the water pollution offence, which was discovered during routine sampling.

Some scientists believe that it is caused by water pollution .

quality

Will I sacrifice water quality by reducing filtration?

Under pressure, power projects threatening water quality and marine life were halted.

Such terrestrial plants could certainly cause harm the water quality .

Discharge of sulfuric acid into Lakeside Lake Park is not allowable under narrative water quality standards.

The most important aspects are water quality , temperature and space.

But the levels reported on the official water quality chart differ greatly from the results contained in the unofficial water quality analyses.

The Commission is also taking legal action against most other member countries over water quality .

Today it is not so much fluoridation as nitrates and pesticides which generate international conflict over water quality .

sea

The puffer fish is found in warmer parts of the world both in sea water and fresh water.

If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.

Government scientists believe the action of sea water will destroy the bacteria.

Every mouth was a little round pool of sea water .

Mitsubishi already has a robot for cleaning sea water intakes at power stations.

Tiny oceanic microorganisms solidify carbon and oxygen gases dissolved in sea water to produce a salt which settles on the sea floor.

Sea or bay salt comes from evaporating sea water .

Sea mammals can, however, easily cope with an intake of sea water .

supply

In south Texas, the water supply is close to failing.

That left municipal water supply as the sole conceivable justification.

Venice has already engineered a water supply from more distant sources.

Weiss, who has six years of environmental engineering experience, specializes in water supply , treatment and distribution services.

Objectors say ground water supplies could be contaminated if bodies are buried in the site that's been chosen.

Lessing's best course now was to cut his losses and get out before his water supply ran dangerously low.

Last year, the capital, Ufa, lost its water supply for several days because of contamination in a nearby reservoir.

table

You've drained the water table and their wells are either dry or running salt water.

Meanwhile, the draining of the small rivers for irrigation has lowered the water table in the region.

That's because the water table is higher at West Derby.

In some places, the water table dropped nearly three hundred feet.

When the water drops, the substances drift back along the passageways and soak into the water table .

Centers may have building blocks, art supplies, plants, animals, musical instruments, or sand and water tables .

A four-year drought in East Anglia and extra demands for water from a burgeoning local population have lowered the water table .

But a few bad ones-where the water table is low-can take an hour's worth of pumping.

tank

My brackish water tank is built into a wall.

An aging water tank rises above the sheds that shelter the sheep from rain and the sweltering summer sun.

Obviously, it's.., the hot water tank .

She filled the water tanks , fed the animals.

To operate, always fill the water tank while the machine is disconnected from the mains socket.

To lighten it, a water tank had to be emptied.

It comprised a platform raised on baulks above the truck on which was mounted a rectangular water tank .

Lag your hot water tank and pipes.

tap

Given the quality of much tap water in recent years this point should be borne in mind when considering keeping this fish.

Glover waited for them, unable to hear the tap water falling.

Rocks Wash well in tap water , removing any deposits or growths of algae, lichens etc.

They develop mainly in fresh tap water , especially if it contains a high percentage of calcium salts.

If your tap water is of doubtful quality then you must be prepared to remedy the situation or use rain water instead.

Pour hottest tap water into the larger baking pan to a depth of 1 inch.

If you're filling the pond with tap water , allow seven days for any chlorine to disappear before planting.

Privatization of Tucson Water will not remove any lead or sewage from our tap water .

temperature

It may not be adjusted or working correctly or as it is operated by water temperature , it may be air locked.

A safety thermostat controls the water temperature , so ensuring constant pressure to give a consistent jet of cleansing steam.

A sudden change in water temperature can also be lethal.

The integral thermostat guarantees that shower water temperature stays constant even if taps are turned on elsewhere. 1.

The water temperature should be at least 180 degrees Fahrenheit.

Float the transport container in the pool until the water temperatures equalise.

The water temperature had risen slightly, and for a few days we even saw an occasional flying fish.

vapour

The amount of water vapour in a battery depends on the concentration of sulphuric acid in the solution.

The platinum catalyses the reaction of carbon monoxide and hydrocarbons with air to give carbon dioxide and water vapour .

A porous polymer membrane bag seals the electrolyte, allowing water vapour , but not the acid solution, to pass.

Both ordinary and thermal plasterboard are also available with a backing film which makes it resistant to water vapour .

But water vapour is also a greenhouse gas.

Or will more water vapour feed the warming process?

Water vapour is a naturally occurring greenhouse gas but the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere is affected by human activities.

It must also provide a high level of water vapour resistance.

■ VERB

boil

Cook noodles in boiling water in 3-quart saucepan 5 to 6 minutes.

Pour boiling water over and stir.

Elevate the plate above boiling water , say on an empty tuna can with both top and bottom removed.

The best prevention is to boil or filter water , and eat only well-cooked food.

Cook the pasta in a large kettle of boiling salted water for 4 minutes.

They drink untreated, non-\#boiled water .

You let her spill that boiling water all over herself.

drink

Here, where clean drinking water is in short supply, expensive drugs are beyond ordinary people's reach.

He may not even drink water at night, for fear of swallowing insects possibly floating on the surface.

Because of this, many people find groundwater more pleasant to drink than water from rivers and lakes.

In that space we had stowed drinking water .

Listen, if you don't want the Baywatch contract, just keep drinking loads of water and eat fruit.

Baby goats covered in sores drank from our water pots and urinated on our mats.

She drank iced water and nibbled a prawn apple and celery salad followed by grilled chicken with orange and rosemary.

People can swim in Nacimiento Reservoir, a source of drinking water .

fill

To operate, always fill the water tank while the machine is disconnected from the mains socket.

The human beings also passed canteens, which guards would fill with water .

Testing Once everything had been checked I filled the vat with water and switched the pump on.

In the end, the wolf slips from the roof into a trough filled with water and drowns.

The abandoned mines would fill with water contaminated with iron, acids and chlorides which could seep through ground waters affecting rivers.

Once melted they left basins to fill with lake water .

Three waiters descended on the table, filling water glasses, adjusting silverware and plates.

pour

Rinse the can out twice with boiling water to remove all the extract and pour the rinse water into the pan.

What happens? Pour the water back into its original container and let your partner try it.

The idea was to pour water in, from the top and receive the fuel.

She poured out more water and they went outside on the verandah to drink it.

He poured the water into the teapot.

The waiter poured water and Father ordered a bottle of hock.

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

Stay in the same place and ask your partner to pour water into the cup or bowl.

pump

It was built in 1832 to pump water from the workings.

She prepared the meals and pumped the water and drew t e baths and swept the rugs and made the beds.

Emergency crews were called to pump water from 7 houses.

Only two other downtown buildings have water quality board approval to regularly pump ground water.

Woburn Abbey has a straw-fired boiler which pumps hot water around the estate with savings of over £20,000 every year.

The girl went to the sink and pumped a cupful of water .

At times of low demand, electricity can be used to pump water from a low reservoir to a high reservoir.

Del Plonka recalls that some one once got the bright idea of pumping water from the Saigon River into nearby tunnels.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be/feel) like a fish out of water

I felt like a fish out of water.

In his first interview since the move, he still looks like a fish out of water.

a gas/oil/water etc leak

But firemen confirmed the blast at 3.42am was caused by a gas leak from a water heater.

But responding to Nathan Bryce's flirting was about as wise as striking matches to find a gas leak .

That was the occasion when a gas leak caused an explosion which wrecked an entire tenement.

The first reactor was closed down for repairs earlier this year after a gas leak .

The victim was slumped over a freezer where he had been searching for a gas leak .

be dead in the water

I think you should admit that the government's plans for higher education are now dead in the water.

Their election campaign now appears to be dead in the water.

They're saying that the democratic campaign is dead in the water just two days after its launch.

We are dead in the water, heading into a light wind and surface current.

be in deep water

And if they look into you - you could be in deep water.

Some of the discoveries were in deep water.

blood is thicker than water

For most cannibals, blood is thicker than water.

blow sb/sth out of the water

By then the Motown label had blown all the other record companies out of the water.

body of water

All the eye can see are evergreens, a placid body of water and the occasional loon.

But he and some other scientists speculate that microbes may once have dwelled in Martian bodies of water.

In other countries smaller dam projects have created bodies of water in which mosquitoes thrive.

Is the yard close to a stream, waterway or other body of water?

The great body of water remains at a uniform 5.6 o C throughout the winter, which prevents the formation of ice.

Their tadpoles can exploit bodies of water not excessively populated with competitors, and some are adapted to very restricted niches.

They can only be exerted within the body of water so the outermost molecules are drawn inwards away from the surface.

bottled water/beer etc

But if you are having difficulties, I suggest you drink only bottled water and avoid salads.

Enjoy with your Tandoori special fine wines, draught or bottled beer.

Hasn't anyone told Mrs Thatcher that bottled water can cost a thousand times as much as water from the tap?

It was supposed to be bottled water, but Converse knew for a fact that the porter filled it from the tap.

Only drink bottled water - check the seal hasn't been broken - and use it to clean your teeth.

Others chat about the supposed late-night spotting of a large rat dragging a six-pack of bottled water across the warehouse floor.

People are paying more for bottled water than they are for gasoline.

Wide range of wines, whiskies and continental bottled beers.

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

fresh water

McLaren concludes that the former mechanism is numerically untenable because there is not remotely enough fresh water and ice in the world.

Most have been seen at Chichester gravel pits, but the species may occur on any stretch of fresh water.

Rinse it well for an hour in running fresh water to prevent it from turning yellow because of bleach residue.

The island has no roads, one cellular phone and a fresh water supply that comes from the sky.

The puffer fish is found in warmer parts of the world both in sea water and fresh water.

There he knew he would find fresh water for his men, to soothe the dying and sustain the living.

There is a fresh water pool with bar, a panoramic sunbathing terrace and an airy, first-floor restaurant with sea views.

There is a fresh water pool, tennis court, peak season beach restaurant and sound proofed discotheque.

gas/electricity/water etc supply

But neither at school nor at home was there a gas supply .

Is there an electricity supply ? 7.

It is claimed the dust left behind pollutes water supplies .

That left municipal water supply as the sole conceivable justification.

The cisterns were the huge catchment tanks which held the city's water supply .

The companies plan to apply the concept to gas and electricity supplies as well as security systems.

This' black rain' left a sticky oily coating on people, livestock, crops, water supplies and buildings.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

head of water/steam

A big crowd started to gather as Greg got on a real head of steam.

And he's just getting a head of steam.

But there is already a head of steam in parliament to make the proposed voluntary takeover code legally binding.

By 1921 indeed frustration with coalition was building up such a head of steam as seriously to threaten its future.

His friends viewed the affair with interest as it gathered a fair head of steam.

Para Handy raises a new head of steam Nan Spowart reports on the re-creation of a West coast legend.

The bull market in bonds finally lost its head of steam.

The Siporax is only half submerged, so that a head of water never covers the biological media.

in hot water

Airlocks happen in hot water systems for a number of reasons.

Crockery and eating utensils should be washed in hot water and detergent.

Illegal testing can land employers in hot water to the tune of $ 10, 000 per violation.

It would be good to roll in hot water all over.

Ladle into clean glass jars that have been rinsed in hot water to prevent any cracking from the heat.

Soak dried mushrooms in hot water to cover until soft, about 20 minutes.

The sun splashed and faded on the bath as he lay in hot water.

Wash the container in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly in hot water.

keep your head above water

Although I've been out of a job for three months, I've managed to keep my head above water.

I'm just a pensioner, trying to keep my head above water.

I work full time, but we're still just keeping our heads above water.

If I get this raise, we'll just about keep our heads above water until next year.

Schools throughout the county are struggling to keep their heads above water.

But that will provide small comfort to poor people struggling now to keep their heads above water.

Coun Bergg, we are happy to report, is alive and well and keeping his head above water.

In reality, Diana was struggling to keep her head above water, let alone undertake a radical management restructuring programme.

It became increasingly difficult to keep his head above water.

Pensioners already fighting to keep their heads above water are being asked to pay extra council tax to fund the refugee crisis.

The wind and waves pushed me along as I struggled to keep my head above water.

We all do, really, and we're keeping our heads above water most beautifully.

mains gas/water/electricity

A smaller pond was pressure cleaned and filled with direct mains water.

Even horse clippers were powered by this system, but this was replaced by mains electricity.

Facilities are basic - only one has mains electricity - although all have a toilet and cold water.

In every case there is mains electricity & a good water supply.

My mains water is a problem.

The station, seven miles from the nearest road, has no mains electricity.

Used in such a way, there is no requirement for electricity, telephones, mains water or drainage.

make your mouth water

The thought of bacon and eggs made her mouth water.

Acidity: this is the quality in lemon juice that makes your mouth water.

It fair makes your mouth water.

It made your mouth water even though you'd seen how it was made!

Just thinking about it made his mouth water.

The Brewhouse Theatre offers year-round entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants make your mouth water.

The thought of a sandwich made her mouth water.

muddy the waters/the issue

not hold water

His account of events simply doesn't hold water.

It may seem logical, but his argument doesn't hold water.

But there are times when this theory just does not hold water.

This argument just does not hold water.

of the first water

And as for Barbara Hervey - she was a bore of the first water.

pool of water/blood/light etc

A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.

A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.

After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.

His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.

She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.

The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.

Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.

There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.

pour cold water over/on sth

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

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

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

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

pour oil on troubled waters

put/dip a toe in the water

running water

The sound of running water could be heard like faint background music.

They lived in a one-room trailer with no running water.

A sophisticated technology brought running water into private homes, public bathhouses and imperial palaces.

Although during the winter there had been no running water this had been restored at least in the centre of the town.

In addition Drake set up artificial ecologies in aquaria and in running water for artificial stream ecologies.

Somehow, over the running water, she finally heard the loud knocking on the cabin door.

The village and ashram had no running water, electricity, fans, radio, or telephone.

They have no electricity, running water or school; their church collapsed years ago.

We hike up a little more than a mile and find running water.

We were looked at with the same sense of distrust that must have greeted the first plumber who installed running water there.

salt water

An ocean is full of salt water.

Beautifully maintained, only one season in salt water.

Cover with lightly salted water to cover lentils by 1 inch.

If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.

In the meantime, cook the pasta in boiling salted water.

The cold salt water on his face caused him to come up gasping.

These fishes do best in brackish or salt water.

Tufted Duck are unusual on salt water, except in severe winter weather.

spout of water/blood etc

They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.

spread of land/water

Spooked planes buzzed the limo roof at the black spread of water near La Guardia.

still waters run deep

take to something like a duck to water

She's taken to her new position like a duck to water.

test the water/waters

Claudia ran Dana's bath, testing the water carefully.

He tested the water with his hand, adjusted it, and climbed in.

It is quite easy to test the waters to find if a cruise fits your personality.

Kaiser is testing the waters in the East Bay.

One felt her skill - here, one was but testing the water in a musical reservoir of immeasurable depth.

Tara VanDerveer, the deservedly highest paid coach in the Pac-10, is testing the waters.

The authority had coincidentally tested the water for toxins on about the same day as the officer cadets had used it.

We have tested the strawberries, we have tested the soil and we have tested the water.

throw the baby out with the bath water

tread water

A few persist in southern Florida, where, literally and figuratively, they appear to be treading water.

All the time he thought he was gaining westward, he had been virtually treading water.

He treads water in heavy seas, yelling to search planes overhead.

He trod water and realized at once how cold he was.

In these times well financed companies can afford to tread water and pick off suitable acquisitions without pressure.

The album was treading water, the tour decent enough.

We will always remember the mobile of seagulls treading water over Edale.

troubled waters

After just half an hour in the pool, it was back to the troubled waters of the Foreign Office.

The Oxford oar presented as a momento, will help bail him out of any troubled waters he's yet to encounter.

This particular fish was very shortly going to find itself in exceedingly troubled waters.

We don't need to enter the troubled waters of religious truth-claims.

uncharted waters/territory/area etc

And instead of heading off into uncharted waters, Shyamalan has positively invited comparisons with his previous opus.

Any progress to be made in this almost uncharted area would be of great significance to communication and those who apply it.

Clearly the 49ers are sailing in uncharted waters.

Gradually the performance builds into something extraordinary, a gallant voyage into uncharted territory.

I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes as the plane headed straight into very uncertain, very uncharted territory indeed.

Not uncommonly, studies of this kind which relate to relatively uncharted areas raise more issues than they solve.

Other career seekers are more interested in venturing into uncharted waters.

There are no road signs in uncharted territory, no footprints to follow in places where no one has ventured before.

wall of fire/water etc

A wall of water a thousand feet high smashed down on Nagarythe.

A few minutes later, a wall of water crashed over the lip of the Falls and Niagara was in business again.

And they drove off into another amazing wall of water.

But there was no wall of water crashing through the canyon.

I watched as the roof of the house seemed to rest on the four walls of fire.

Spray, driven by the wall of water, struck his face.

Surrounding buildings had to be protected by a wall of water to stop them being engulfed by the flames.

They had been through the wall of fire together.

water cooler gossip

water-borne/sea-borne/air-borne etc

wind/air/water resistance

A 3-phase 15° step-angle variable-reluctance motor has a rated phase current 01 2.0A and a phase winding resistance of 5.0 ohms.

A car that squats low meets less wind resistance .

If you want to lower the wind resistance on a car body how low do you want to get it?

Naturally the water resistance was less, but modern tanning processes have improved leathers considerably.

The actual path taken by the orbiter is complex and designed to minimize the effect of air resistance on the craft.

This holds precisely because all objects fall at the same speed under gravity. Air resistance is being ignored here.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

All the rooms in the hotel have hot and cold running water .

As we got deeper into the forest we could hear the sound of running water .

By the end of the hot summer of '76, there was a serious water shortage.

Come swimming! The water 's great!

Condensed milk is produced by removing about 50% of the water content of whole milk.

Could I have a glass of water , please?

Humans can't survive for more than a few days without water .

I'd just like a glass of water , please.

I can't believe our water bill is so high.

Never drink sea water .

Some of the bacteria are found in rivers, lakes, mud, and even rain water .

Stone fish lie on the ocean bed, often in shallow water .

The water level of the River Thames has risen 14" in the past few days.

There's something floating on the water .

This reservoir supplies water to half of Los Angeles.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

In a dilute solution in water , it is familiar as a household antiseptic.

It was all very slow, very lovely, the glow burning and the darkness coming and the water moving.

Nurse it along with a little water and sunshine for a few months.

Sugar maple sap is nearly tasteless and about 98 percent water .

Then it turned around and went back for a drink of water .

They maintained the momentum of the privatization programme in the late 1980s and early 1990s with the privatization of electricity and water .

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

garden

Let us water our own gardens he would say.

For years to come, the public will be watering the garden with money.

mouth

His mouth watered and his eyes became lost in dreamy contemplation.

Instantly his mouth began to water , and his heart gave a small leap ofjoy Crab cobbler!

His mouth watered with the hot buttery smell.

It will have your mouth watering , just thinking about a good nut-brown ale or creamy porter.

Already, my mouth is watering .

plant

Geraldine hoovered the living room and watered her plants .

Employees could not even clean out their drawers, water the plants or retrieve the family snapshots from their desks.

He waters the plants three times a week.

I prepared the soil with humus, watered the plants and sprayed with a garlic solution to deter bugs.

He knew Sarah was at home, since he could see her watering the plants in her small garden.

Just water the plant for three years with no trimming.

She was out watering a few plants near the garage.

We have to water the plant constantly due to yellowing leaves.

■ VERB

feed

Wherever you go, there will always be a mountain gasthaus somewhere close at hand to keep you fed and watered .

Follow Lawn Tips and the newsletter links to find information about feeding , seeding and watering .

We are well fed and watered by our willing support and once more I am into the fear of the unknown.

Live animals are transported across the continent packed tightly into lorries, often arriving half dead without having been fed or watered .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(be/feel) like a fish out of water

I felt like a fish out of water.

In his first interview since the move, he still looks like a fish out of water.

a gas/oil/water etc leak

But firemen confirmed the blast at 3.42am was caused by a gas leak from a water heater.

But responding to Nathan Bryce's flirting was about as wise as striking matches to find a gas leak .

That was the occasion when a gas leak caused an explosion which wrecked an entire tenement.

The first reactor was closed down for repairs earlier this year after a gas leak .

The victim was slumped over a freezer where he had been searching for a gas leak .

be dead in the water

I think you should admit that the government's plans for higher education are now dead in the water.

Their election campaign now appears to be dead in the water.

They're saying that the democratic campaign is dead in the water just two days after its launch.

We are dead in the water, heading into a light wind and surface current.

be in deep water

And if they look into you - you could be in deep water.

Some of the discoveries were in deep water.

blood is thicker than water

For most cannibals, blood is thicker than water.

body of water

All the eye can see are evergreens, a placid body of water and the occasional loon.

But he and some other scientists speculate that microbes may once have dwelled in Martian bodies of water.

In other countries smaller dam projects have created bodies of water in which mosquitoes thrive.

Is the yard close to a stream, waterway or other body of water?

The great body of water remains at a uniform 5.6 o C throughout the winter, which prevents the formation of ice.

Their tadpoles can exploit bodies of water not excessively populated with competitors, and some are adapted to very restricted niches.

They can only be exerted within the body of water so the outermost molecules are drawn inwards away from the surface.

bottled water/beer etc

But if you are having difficulties, I suggest you drink only bottled water and avoid salads.

Enjoy with your Tandoori special fine wines, draught or bottled beer.

Hasn't anyone told Mrs Thatcher that bottled water can cost a thousand times as much as water from the tap?

It was supposed to be bottled water, but Converse knew for a fact that the porter filled it from the tap.

Only drink bottled water - check the seal hasn't been broken - and use it to clean your teeth.

Others chat about the supposed late-night spotting of a large rat dragging a six-pack of bottled water across the warehouse floor.

People are paying more for bottled water than they are for gasoline.

Wide range of wines, whiskies and continental bottled beers.

come hell or high water

Come hell or high water, he'd never missed a race and he wasn't going to miss this one.

I'll be there in time. Don't worry. Come hell or high water.

I said I'd do it, so I will, come hell or high water.

My father felt I should stay in my marriage come hell or high water.

She'd come this far to say her piece and say it she would, come hell or high water.

fresh water

McLaren concludes that the former mechanism is numerically untenable because there is not remotely enough fresh water and ice in the world.

Most have been seen at Chichester gravel pits, but the species may occur on any stretch of fresh water.

Rinse it well for an hour in running fresh water to prevent it from turning yellow because of bleach residue.

The island has no roads, one cellular phone and a fresh water supply that comes from the sky.

The puffer fish is found in warmer parts of the world both in sea water and fresh water.

There he knew he would find fresh water for his men, to soothe the dying and sustain the living.

There is a fresh water pool with bar, a panoramic sunbathing terrace and an airy, first-floor restaurant with sea views.

There is a fresh water pool, tennis court, peak season beach restaurant and sound proofed discotheque.

gas/electricity/water etc supply

But neither at school nor at home was there a gas supply .

Is there an electricity supply ? 7.

It is claimed the dust left behind pollutes water supplies .

That left municipal water supply as the sole conceivable justification.

The cisterns were the huge catchment tanks which held the city's water supply .

The companies plan to apply the concept to gas and electricity supplies as well as security systems.

This' black rain' left a sticky oily coating on people, livestock, crops, water supplies and buildings.

go through fire (and water) (for sb)

I would have gone through fire for Peter Docherty.

head of water/steam

A big crowd started to gather as Greg got on a real head of steam.

And he's just getting a head of steam.

But there is already a head of steam in parliament to make the proposed voluntary takeover code legally binding.

By 1921 indeed frustration with coalition was building up such a head of steam as seriously to threaten its future.

His friends viewed the affair with interest as it gathered a fair head of steam.

Para Handy raises a new head of steam Nan Spowart reports on the re-creation of a West coast legend.

The bull market in bonds finally lost its head of steam.

The Siporax is only half submerged, so that a head of water never covers the biological media.

in hot water

Airlocks happen in hot water systems for a number of reasons.

Crockery and eating utensils should be washed in hot water and detergent.

Illegal testing can land employers in hot water to the tune of $ 10, 000 per violation.

It would be good to roll in hot water all over.

Ladle into clean glass jars that have been rinsed in hot water to prevent any cracking from the heat.

Soak dried mushrooms in hot water to cover until soft, about 20 minutes.

The sun splashed and faded on the bath as he lay in hot water.

Wash the container in hot soapy water and rinse thoroughly in hot water.

keep your head above water

Although I've been out of a job for three months, I've managed to keep my head above water.

I'm just a pensioner, trying to keep my head above water.

I work full time, but we're still just keeping our heads above water.

If I get this raise, we'll just about keep our heads above water until next year.

Schools throughout the county are struggling to keep their heads above water.

But that will provide small comfort to poor people struggling now to keep their heads above water.

Coun Bergg, we are happy to report, is alive and well and keeping his head above water.

In reality, Diana was struggling to keep her head above water, let alone undertake a radical management restructuring programme.

It became increasingly difficult to keep his head above water.

Pensioners already fighting to keep their heads above water are being asked to pay extra council tax to fund the refugee crisis.

The wind and waves pushed me along as I struggled to keep my head above water.

We all do, really, and we're keeping our heads above water most beautifully.

mains gas/water/electricity

A smaller pond was pressure cleaned and filled with direct mains water.

Even horse clippers were powered by this system, but this was replaced by mains electricity.

Facilities are basic - only one has mains electricity - although all have a toilet and cold water.

In every case there is mains electricity & a good water supply.

My mains water is a problem.

The station, seven miles from the nearest road, has no mains electricity.

Used in such a way, there is no requirement for electricity, telephones, mains water or drainage.

make your mouth water

The thought of bacon and eggs made her mouth water.

Acidity: this is the quality in lemon juice that makes your mouth water.

It fair makes your mouth water.

It made your mouth water even though you'd seen how it was made!

Just thinking about it made his mouth water.

The Brewhouse Theatre offers year-round entertainment and a wide choice of restaurants make your mouth water.

The thought of a sandwich made her mouth water.

of the first water

And as for Barbara Hervey - she was a bore of the first water.

pool of water/blood/light etc

A pool of light, expanding circles, merging, dragging me down.

A guard found him lying in a pool of blood, and a doctor saved him.

After they are replaced, the spent fuel rods are cooled for several years in pools of water at the plants.

His black telephone sat captive in a pool of light, ready for interrogation.

She leaves the coach and wanders through fields for many miles until between trees she sees a deep black pool of water.

The kind of pool of light depends on whether the bulb fitted inside is a spot, flood or an ordinary bulb.

Then on the fifth day, mid-morning, a pool of light as pale and clear as moonstone appeared on the horizon.

There was a pool of blood on the tarmac now, around his head.

put/dip a toe in the water

running water

The sound of running water could be heard like faint background music.

They lived in a one-room trailer with no running water.

A sophisticated technology brought running water into private homes, public bathhouses and imperial palaces.

Although during the winter there had been no running water this had been restored at least in the centre of the town.

In addition Drake set up artificial ecologies in aquaria and in running water for artificial stream ecologies.

Somehow, over the running water, she finally heard the loud knocking on the cabin door.

The village and ashram had no running water, electricity, fans, radio, or telephone.

They have no electricity, running water or school; their church collapsed years ago.

We hike up a little more than a mile and find running water.

We were looked at with the same sense of distrust that must have greeted the first plumber who installed running water there.

salt water

An ocean is full of salt water.

Beautifully maintained, only one season in salt water.

Cover with lightly salted water to cover lentils by 1 inch.

If a fresh supply of sea water is needed, one of the commercial salt water mixes can be used.

In the meantime, cook the pasta in boiling salted water.

The cold salt water on his face caused him to come up gasping.

These fishes do best in brackish or salt water.

Tufted Duck are unusual on salt water, except in severe winter weather.

spout of water/blood etc

They were racing here and there, and when wave tops collided, throwing up great spouts of water.

spread of land/water

Spooked planes buzzed the limo roof at the black spread of water near La Guardia.

still waters run deep

take to something like a duck to water

She's taken to her new position like a duck to water.

troubled waters

After just half an hour in the pool, it was back to the troubled waters of the Foreign Office.

The Oxford oar presented as a momento, will help bail him out of any troubled waters he's yet to encounter.

This particular fish was very shortly going to find itself in exceedingly troubled waters.

We don't need to enter the troubled waters of religious truth-claims.

uncharted waters/territory/area etc

And instead of heading off into uncharted waters, Shyamalan has positively invited comparisons with his previous opus.

Any progress to be made in this almost uncharted area would be of great significance to communication and those who apply it.

Clearly the 49ers are sailing in uncharted waters.

Gradually the performance builds into something extraordinary, a gallant voyage into uncharted territory.

I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes as the plane headed straight into very uncertain, very uncharted territory indeed.

Not uncommonly, studies of this kind which relate to relatively uncharted areas raise more issues than they solve.

Other career seekers are more interested in venturing into uncharted waters.

There are no road signs in uncharted territory, no footprints to follow in places where no one has ventured before.

wall of fire/water etc

A wall of water a thousand feet high smashed down on Nagarythe.

A few minutes later, a wall of water crashed over the lip of the Falls and Niagara was in business again.

And they drove off into another amazing wall of water.

But there was no wall of water crashing through the canyon.

I watched as the roof of the house seemed to rest on the four walls of fire.

Spray, driven by the wall of water, struck his face.

Surrounding buildings had to be protected by a wall of water to stop them being engulfed by the flames.

They had been through the wall of fire together.

water cooler gossip

water-borne/sea-borne/air-borne etc

wind/air/water resistance

A 3-phase 15° step-angle variable-reluctance motor has a rated phase current 01 2.0A and a phase winding resistance of 5.0 ohms.

A car that squats low meets less wind resistance .

If you want to lower the wind resistance on a car body how low do you want to get it?

Naturally the water resistance was less, but modern tanning processes have improved leathers considerably.

The actual path taken by the orbiter is complex and designed to minimize the effect of air resistance on the craft.

This holds precisely because all objects fall at the same speed under gravity. Air resistance is being ignored here.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Chopping onions always makes my eyes water .

Could you water my plants while I'm gone?

During the drought, residents were barred from watering their gardens, or washing their cars.

Many farmers use low-flying aircraft to water their crops.

The plain is watered by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.

Would you mind watering my plants while I'm away?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After a tour of the facilities, our guests were fed and watered.

Cory Selliker, his eyes watering under the brim of his black Earnhardt cap, heard Marchman's advice to let go.

Make sure you water this summer.

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