Meaning of ENGINE in English

ENGINE

noun

1 part of a vehicle that produces power

ADJECTIVE

▪ big , powerful

▪ small

▪ twin ~s

a large plane with twin ~s

▪ 2-litre/2-liter , 1200 cc , 20-valve , four-cylinder , two-stroke , etc.

▪ 300-hp ( esp. AmE ), 200-bhp (= brake horsepower) ( BrE ), etc.

a 580-horsepower ~

▪ diesel , gas ( AmE ), gasoline ( AmE ), petrol ( BrE )

▪ internal-combustion , jet , outboard , piston , turbine , turbo , turbocharged

▪ aircraft , airplane ( AmE ), rocket

▪ car

VERB + ENGINE

▪ crank , crank up , fire , ignite , start , switch on , turn on

The rocket ~ is ignited.

▪ cut ( informal ), kill ( informal ), shut down , shut off , switch off , turn off

He pulled up under some trees and cut the ~.

▪ gun ( AmE ), rev , rev up , run

She sat at the traffic lights revving the ~.

▪ power

Its ~ is powered by both gasoline and electricity.

▪ repair , service , tune

▪ lubricate

▪ build

▪ fit (sth with) , install

The new model is fitted with a more powerful ~.

ENGINE + VERB

▪ run

She waited with the ~ running while he bought a paper.

The ~ runs on diesel.

▪ idle , tick over ( BrE )

I kept the ~ ticking over.

▪ catch

I pressed the starter and the ~ caught first time.

▪ fire , fire up , start

The engine's firing on all four cylinders now.

▪ shut down , shut off , stop

▪ break down , die , fail , quit ( AmE ), seize ( AmE ), seize up , stall

▪ misfire

▪ overheat

▪ cough , splutter

The ~ coughed and died.

▪ roar , scream

The plane's ~ roared as it prepared for take-off.

▪ hum , purr

▪ race , rev , rev up

He heard a car ~ racing behind him.

ENGINE + NOUN

▪ capacity , power , speed

▪ compartment , room

the ship's ~ room

▪ component , part

▪ oil

▪ failure , problems , trouble

It looks as if we've got some ~ trouble.

▪ builder , maker , manufacturer

▪ plant

The ~ plant was the first one to be built.

▪ noise

PREPOSITION

▪ in an/the ~

You need more oil in the ~.

PHRASES

▪ be powered by a … engine

This model is powered by a diesel ~.

▪ the noise, roar, sound, etc. of the ~

2 vehicle that pulls a train

ADJECTIVE

▪ large , powerful

▪ diesel , electric , steam

▪ railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE )

VERB + ENGINE

▪ build

ENGINE + NOUN

▪ driver ( esp. BrE )

▪ shed ( BrE )

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .