Meaning of BOOK in English
1》 a written or printed work consisting of pages glued or sewn together along one side and bound in covers.
↘a main division of a literary work or of the Bible.
2》 a bound set of blank sheets for writing in: an accounts ~.
↘( ~s ) a set of records or accounts.
↘a ~maker's record of bets accepted and money paid out.
3》 a set of tickets, stamps, matches, etc., bound together.
4》 ( the ~ ) the first six tricks taken by the declarer in a hand of bridge.
1》 reserve (accommodation, a ticket, etc.).
↘( ~ in ) register one's arrival at a hotel.
↘engage (a performer or guest) for an event.
↘( be ~ed up ) have all places reserved.
2》 make an official note of the details of (someone who has broken a law or rule).
↘ Soccer (of a referee) note down the name of (a player) cautioned for foul play.
bring someone to ~ chiefly Brit. officially call someone to account for their behaviour.
by the ~ strictly according to the rules.
in someone's bad (or good ) ~s in disfavour (or favour) with someone.
in my ~ in my opinion.
make (or open ) a ~ ( N. Amer. make ~ ) take bets and pay out winnings on the outcome of a contest or other event.
on the ~s contained in a list of members, employees, or clients.
People of the Book Jews and Christians as regarded by Muslims.
suit one's ~ Brit. dated be convenient to one.
take a leaf out of someone's ~ imitate or emulate someone in a particular way.
throw the ~ at informal charge or punish (someone) as severely as possible.
OE bōc , bōcian 'to grant by charter', of Gmc origin.
Concise Oxford English vocab. Сжатый оксфордский словарь английского языка. 2004