(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
A ~ on a vehicle such as a bus or ship is a lower or upper area of it.
...a luxury liner with five passenger ~s.
N-COUNT: oft supp N
see also flight ~
The ~ of a ship is the top part of it that forms a floor in the open air which you can walk on.
She stood on the ~ and waved.
N-COUNT: also on N
A tape ~ or record ~ is a piece of equipment on which you play tapes or records.
I stuck a tape in the ~.
N-COUNT: oft n N
A ~ of cards is a complete set of playing cards. (AM; in BRIT, usually use pack )
Matt picked up the cards and shuffled the ~.
A ~ is a flat wooden area next to a house, where people can sit and relax or eat.
A natural timber ~ leads into the main room of the home.
If something is ~ed with pretty things, it is decorated with them. (WRITTEN)
Villagers ~ed the streets with bunting...
The house was ~ed with flowers.
VERB: V n with n, V-ed
If you clear the ~s, you get ready to start something new by finishing any work that has to be done or getting rid of any problems that are in the way.
Clear the ~s before you think of taking on any more responsibilities.
PHRASE: V inflects