Meaning of VEIN in English

VEIN

noun

1 tube carrying blood in the body

ADJECTIVE

▪ blue

A blue ~ throbbed in his forehead.

▪ broken ( esp. BrE ), spider ( esp. AmE ), thread ( esp. BrE ), varicose

She uses make-up to hide the thread ~s in her cheeks.

▪ jugular

▪ hepatic , pulmonary , renal , etc. ( all medical )

VERB + VEIN

▪ course through , flow through , pump through , race through , run through , rush through , surge through

He felt the adrenalin coursing through his ~s.

▪ cut , open , sever

The philosopher Seneca opened his ~s in his bath.

▪ inject sth into

VEIN + VERB

▪ pulse , throb

▪ bulge , pop out , stand out

The ~s stood out on her throat and temples.

PHRASES

▪  … blood in sb's ~s

There's a drop of Irish blood in her ~s.

2 particular style/quality

ADJECTIVE

▪ rich

VERB + VEIN

▪ hit , strike

The team have hit a rich ~ of form recently.

▪ mine , tap , tap into

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

The writer tapped into a rich ~ of sentiment in the play.

PHRASES

▪ in a different ~ , in a lighter ~ , in a more serious ~

Fortunately, the rest of the evening continued in a lighter ~.

▪ in a related ~ , in the same ~ , in a similar ~

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .