Meaning of HIGHWAY in English

HIGHWAY

noun (esp. AmE )

ADJECTIVE

▪ wide

▪ three-lane , two-lane , etc.

a four-lane ~

▪ divided ( AmE )

▪ elevated

▪ toll ( AmE )

▪ public ( formal in BrE )

He was fined for obstructing the public ~. ( BrE )

▪ federal

▪ interstate , main , major , national

▪ county , provincial , rural

▪ coastal , desert , mountain

▪ east-west , north-south

▪ deserted , empty , lonely

▪ busy

▪ information ( figurative )

I'm still learning how to navigate the information ~.

VERB + HIGHWAY

▪ drive , travel , use

I used to travel that ~ with my family.

▪ take

He took ~ 314 heading north.

▪ hit , reach

Once you hit the ~, the only services are at Eagle Plains.

▪ leave , pull off

We pulled off the ~ and stopped for a break.

▪ block , clog ( AmE ), obstruct

▪ close

▪ build

▪ maintain

HIGHWAY + NOUN

▪ traffic

▪ bridge , exit , interchange , overpass , sign

▪ rest area , rest stop (both AmE )

▪ infrastructure , network , system

▪ construction , improvement , maintenance

▪ regulation

▪ authority , department

▪ boss , chief , official

▪ robber , robbery

▪ contractor , engineer , officer , patrolman ( AmE )

▪ patrol ( AmE )

▪ safety

▪ speed

A blowout at ~ speeds can be dangerous.

▪ accident

PREPOSITION

▪ along the ~ , down the ~ , up the ~

They tore along the ~.

▪ off the ~

▪ on the ~ , onto the ~

PHRASES

▪ ~s and byways

He travels the ~s and byways of Texas.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .