Meaning of VEHICLE in English

VEHICLE

noun

1 used for transporting people or things

ADJECTIVE

▪ moving , oncoming , passing

She was blinded by the lights from an oncoming ~.

▪ parked , stationary ( esp. BrE )

The bus crashed into a stationary ~.

▪ unattended

▪ abandoned

▪ stolen

The thieves escaped in a stolen ~.

▪ horse-drawn , motor

deaths from motor ~ accidents ( AmE )

▪ electric , fuel-cell , hybrid

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

▪ fuel-efficient , gas-guzzling

▪ tracked , wheeled

▪ road

▪ four-by-four ( esp. BrE ), four-wheel-drive

▪ all-terrain , off-road , sport utility (abbreviated to SUV ) ( esp. AmE )

▪ vintage ( esp. BrE )

▪ luxury

▪ private

▪ passenger

▪ recreational ( esp. AmE )

▪ private-hire ( BrE )

taxis and private-hire ~s

▪ commercial , delivery ( esp. BrE ), goods ( BrE ), heavy goods (abbreviated to HGV ) ( BrE )

▪ emergency , rescue

▪ police

▪ amphibious , armoured/armored , fighting , light armoured/armored , military

a Bradley fighting ~

… OF VEHICLES

▪ convoy

The president's car was being followed by a convoy of ~s.

VERB + VEHICLE

▪ own

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

Hire a four-wheel-drive vehicle—there are lots of spots to discover off the beaten track.

We rented an SUV.

▪ drive , operate

▪ park

▪ impound , tow ( AmE ), tow away ( BrE )

The ~ was impounded as part of the police investigation.

car owners whose ~s have been towed (away)

▪ abandon

Sniffer dogs were brought in to follow the men after they abandoned the ~ in a ditch.

▪ enter , exit ( esp. AmE )

VEHICLE + VERB

▪ break down

▪ collide , crash (into sth)

Two drivers escaped injury when their ~s collided.

▪ run on sth

~s running on biodiesel

▪ be equipped with sth

a ~ equipped with a GPS receiver

VEHICLE + NOUN

▪ emissions

tighter controls on ~ emissions

▪ development , manufacture , production

▪ sales ( esp. AmE )

Total ~ sales increased 5% from last year.

▪ crime ( BrE )

Vehicle crime has dropped by 16%.

▪ registration number ( esp. BrE )

He was seen driving away and his ~ registration number was given to the police.

PHRASES

▪ the front of a ~ , the rear of a ~ , the side of a ~

▪ the inside of a ~ , the interior of a ~

2 sth used for communicating ideas/achieving sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ excellent , ideal , perfect

▪ important , main , major

▪ investment

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ for

The play is a perfect ~ for her talents.

▪ ~ of

the main ~ of communication for students

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