Meaning of CAR in English

CAR

noun

1 road vehicle with four wheels ⇨ See also ↑ automobile

ADJECTIVE

▪ fast

▪ new

▪ diesel ( esp. BrE ), electric , fuel-efficient ( esp. AmE ), hybrid , hydrogen-powered , motor ( BrE , formal ), petrol ( BrE )

▪ compact ( esp. AmE ), estate ( BrE ), hatchback ( esp. BrE ), luxury , mid-size ( AmE ), saloon ( BrE ) ( sedan in AmE ) , sports

▪ second

▪ armoured/armored , cop ( AmE , informal ), patrol , police , squad , unmarked

Police in an unmarked ~ had been following the stolen vehicle.

▪ race ( AmE ), racing ( BrE ), rally ( BrE ), stock

▪ company , hire ( BrE ), rental ( esp. AmE )

▪ second-hand ( esp. BrE ), used

a used ~ salesman

▪ private

The government wants to reduce the use of private ~s.

▪ getaway , speeding , stolen

The robbers abandoned their getaway ~ and ran off.

▪ parked

There was a line of parked ~s in front of the building.

▪ classic , veteran ( BrE ), vintage

VERB + CAR

▪ drive

▪ have , own , run ( esp. BrE )

It's very expensive to run a ~ these days.

▪ lease

▪ trade ( AmE ), trade in

▪ take ( esp. BrE )

It's too far to walk. I'll take the ~.

▪ borrow

▪ get in , get into , pile into

He got in the ~ and they drove off.

The kids all piled into the ~.

▪ exit ( AmE , formal ), get out of

▪ start

▪ pull over , pull up , stop

He pulled his ~ over at a small hotel.

▪ back , reverse

▪ steer , swerve

He swerved his ~ sharply to the right.

▪ overtake , pass

▪ lose control of

I lost control of the ~ and it spun off the road.

▪ leave , park

▪ lock , unlock

▪ abandon , dump

▪ crash , wreck ( esp. AmE )

▪ impound ( esp. AmE ), tow , tow away , tow off

▪ race

▪ build , make , manufacture , produce

▪ fix , repair , service , work on

▪ take in

I have to take the ~ in for a service. ( AmE )

I have to take the ~ in for service. ( AmE )

▪ wash

▪ hire ( esp. BrE ), rent ( esp. AmE )

▪ break into , hot-wire ( informal ), steal

CAR + VERB

▪ start

Despite the cold, the ~ started first time.

▪ run on sth

~s that run on diesel

▪ do sth

The ~ does 55 miles per gallon.

The ~ was doing over 100 miles an hour.

▪ pull out

The red ~ suddenly pulled out in front of me.

▪ drive off , pull away

▪ overtake sb/sth , pass sb/sth

▪ screech by/past , speed by/past , whizz by/past , zoom by/past

▪ accelerate , speed up

▪ slow down

▪ come to a halt , draw up ( esp. BrE ), pull up , stop

▪ skid , spin , swerve

Her ~ skidded on a patch of ice.

▪ break down , stall

▪ collide with sth , crash , hit sth

His ~ hit a van coming in the opposite direction.

CAR + NOUN

▪ alarm , boot ( BrE ), door , engine , horn , key , phone , seat , trunk ( AmE ), tyre/tire , window

a ~ boot sale( = an outdoor sale where people sell things from the backs of their cars ) ( BrE )

▪ ride

▪ park ( BrE ) ( parking lot in AmE ) , parking

There's not enough ~ parking in the city.

▪ driver

▪ dealer , dealership , salesman , showroom

▪ buyer

▪ hire ( BrE ), rental ( AmE )

▪ accident , crash , wreck ( AmE )

▪ chase

▪ racing

▪ bomb , bombing

▪ wash

▪ tax

▪ ferry ( esp. BrE )

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

They take the children to school by ~.

▪ in a/the ~

I'll wait for you in the ~.

PHRASES

▪ a brand of ~ ( esp. AmE ), a make of ~ , a model of ~

▪ ~s on the road

The number of ~s on the road is increasing all the time.

2 ( esp. AmE ) section of a train ⇨ See also ↑ carriage

ADJECTIVE

▪ rail (usually railcar ) ( AmE ), railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE )

▪ subway ( AmE )

▪ cattle , coal , freight

▪ baggage , dining ( BrE , AmE ), lounge ( AmE ), sleeping ( BrE , AmE ), smoking

▪ Pullman ( AmE )

VERB + CAR

▪ pull

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