Meaning of BOOK in English

BOOK

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a booking fee ( also a service fee American English ) (= a charge you pay when buying a ticket )

Tickets for the concert are £45, plus a booking fee.

a book/magazine cover

There was a blonde girl on the magazine cover.

a book/volume/collection of poems

She has a new collection of poems coming out soon.

a book/volume/collection of poetry

He had two books of poetry published.

a cheque book (= a book of cheques that your bank gives you to use )

When you open a bank account you will be given your own cheque book.

a cookery book (= telling you how to cook food )

She opened her cookery book and chose a recipe.

a library book

She's gone into town to change her library books.

a poetry book

He has just brought out another poetry book.

a prayer book (= book containing prayers )

a rent book British English (= a book that shows the payments you have made in rent )

a stamp/coin/book/glass etc collection

an impressive Roman coin collection

a travel book/guide

Kyushu looks so lovely in the travel books.

an address book (= a book or a file on your computer, where you keep people’s addresses )

an instruction book/manual

The instruction manual for the camera is over 150 pages long.

appointment book

blue book

book a flight (= reserve a seat on a particular plane )

I booked the flight over the Internet.

book a holiday

I booked the holiday online.

book an appointment British English , schedule an appointment American English (= make an appointment )

Have you booked another appointment at the clinic?

I’ve scheduled your appointment for 9.30.

book club

book group

book token

She gave me a book token for Christmas.

book value

booking office

book/reserve a seat

You can book seats online.

book/reserve a table (= in a restaurant )

I've booked a table for four at a local restaurant.

book/reserve a ticket

We booked our tickets well in advance.

book...venue

The first thing to do is book a venue .

car/ticket/book etc sales

Car sales have fallen every month for the past two years.

coffee table book

colouring book

confirm a booking/reservation/appointment

I am writing to confirm a booking for a single room for the night of 6 June.

cookery book

exercise book

fiddle the books (= give false figures in a company’s financial records )

fully booked

The restaurant is fully booked this evening.

guest book

had gone by the book (= had obeyed all the rules )

There was no doubt that the referee had gone by the book .

hymn book

log book

order book

Our order books are full at the moment.

paying-in book

pension book

phone book

picture book

prayer book

recipe book

a recipe book

reference book

self-help books

a shelf of self-help books

statute book

The government would like to see this new law on the statute book as soon as possible.

talking book

telephone book

the arms/timber/book etc trade

Britain is heavily involved in the arms trade.

use every excuse in the book (= use every possible excuse )

He used every excuse in the book to avoid seeing the doctor.

visitors' book

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

comic

Not the comic book characters, soup cans, flags and targets, of course.

The film dramatises and elaborates these fears in a knockabout, comic-book style with slightly implausible plot complications.

You can use the programs to edit photos and create greeting cards, certificates, comic books , labels and other goodies.

It's a comic book sort of thing, doing everything in your power to present yourselves as greater than your audience.

Alcohol, comic books and mouthwash all bask under the superior reputation of the market.

Tex Avery cartoons of comic book bodies and slapstick violence.

I had a ton of comic books , too.

■ NOUN

address

The address book stores all the essential name and address details and provides room for telephone numbers and a general comment.

Ray Rawlins called everybody he knew and told them to bring whisky; then he went through his address book for girls.

For example, they might send themselves to all the contacts in your email address book .

After the address book came the false names.

A basic address book can be up and working in under half an hour.

All of human existence was no more than a huge address book .

history

There are individual differences, but all history books tend to organise information in an hierarchical way.

The history book could not get by in the same manner.

The Prescot Playhouse Players brought the history books to life at the town's pageant this week.

In his home, he had more labor history books than the Library of Congress.

Alas, like so many things which get into the history books , it wasn't quite like that.

But those are experiences which Clinton and his contemporaries in leadership know only from the history books .

The first pictorial record of flowers from a sixteenth-century garden marks the highlight of this sale of travel and natural history books .

Indeed, the 1996 campaign season is headed for the history books as the most costly in history.

order

These would be commercial travellers, wanting to write up their order books in peace.

The other driving force is cold cash and order books .

Payment will be made in arrears every four weeks or quarterly, whichever you prefer. Order book .

And nobody's order books had been full this summer.

Now one has a healthier order book while the other finds its delivery times and its storage needs slashed.

By 1950 the order book was full to overflowing.

Rolls-Royce has a strong order book in aero gas turbines and the prospect of further large orders in a buoyant aircraft market.

It hopes its own order book is solid but knows that double ordering is going on in the sector.

phone

It's in the phone book .

Inside the booth, he secured the door with his foot and thumbed through the phone book .

This is rough on the phone company, which still organizes the phone book by first names.

That whittled the field down from the white pages of the Paris phone book .

Nicola Hammond looked in the phone book .

She had to look up the number in the phone book .

And there didn't seem to be a phone book .

Hicks moved the phone book out of her way.

picture

Bodiam is a picture book castle and a favourite with children of all ages.

They listen to stories, memorize nursery rhymes, look at picture books and gain other experiences that prepare them to read.

Roald Dahl's last picture book tells how Billy rescued the tiny Minpins from the smoke belching Gruncher.

A five-page picture book is needed to explain the steps required to release and lift the hood of army vehicles.

Apparently she often approached him with a picture book or toy to engage him in play with her.

One of the greatest historians for children is the author Jean Fritz who has written historical novels and picture books .

Colouring books help their writing skills ... picture books help their reading skills ... counting books help them with their numbers.

One-night picture books require parents to select and begin a new story every night.

prayer

We need to see the comfort a confused old person derives from holding a prayer book or rosary.

A congregation in Tampa sent over some prayer books , while Unity of Leesburg donated a pulpit.

At her girdle hung a gold chain and cross, and she carried a handkerchief and a little prayer book bound in gold.

The care with which Christians had treasured their Bibles, prayer books and hymn books was very touching.

When he reached his church, he missed the prayer book , and hurried back.

Some of them wept as the preacher opened up his prayer book and the coffin was gently lowered into the grave.

These prayers will be found in the prayer book immediately after the psalms.

The vicar paced behind, holding his prayer book , his hair floating up and down in the draught from the door.

reference

As a visual aid to anatomical familiarity, a reference book such as this has undoubted value.

In the meantime, publishers continue to publish, between two covers, all sorts of reference books .

Make yourself a present of Silences and keep it by you as a reference book .

Perhaps if the rest of the writing had had the same approach we would have a worthy materials reference book .

Forms of address and titles for important personages can be found in reference books .

Although U/V, ozone and protein skimmers were known, reference books often claimed they were unnecessary.

The panel will explore the recruit's experience with reference books of any sort.

statute

But what happens if there are two Acts on the statute books which conflict with one another?

Most work at uninspiring tasks, pore over old court decisions and statute books , and draft memos for their higher-ups.

The hon. Gentleman said that I had said that we would keep internment on the statute book .

The southern states now relied on tightening enforcement measures already on the statute books and increasing the alertness of the patrols.

The number of laws on the statute book increases cumulatively since governments repeal relatively few laws.

I repeat what I have said before: internment has been retained on the statute book .

It is clear that the Government are determined that the Bill will be on the statute book before the general election.

Governments will then be hard put to get it on to their national statute books by mid-1993.

value

A revaluation of the brewer's 1,600 pubs showed that they are now worth £255million more than their book value .

It was sold at current book value .

The goodwill reflects the premium over book value Wells paid for its Los Angeles-based rival.

It can be drawn up on the basis of historic-cost book values , current-cost book values or market values.

Now they carry a collective book value of more than $ 8, 000.

Describe what is meant by the net book value and the written down value of an asset?

Perhaps the best way to understand book value is by means of an example.

■ VERB

balance

Mr Lamont declared the Tories stuck to their election pledges but he faces immense pressure to balance the books .

Nature always balances her books , and Jupiter had lost exactly as much momentum as Discovery had gained.

Jobs threat: Five teachers at York's Lowfield School could face redundancy unless the opted-out school can balance its books .

All supply people dreamed of a way to balance the books once and for all-without all that trading and shuffling.

Voice over Derby had one more chance to balance the books but Paul Kitson wasted a glorious opportunity by blasting wide.

How has it balanced its books with the rest of the world?

But the council had to balance its books , he said.

As treasurer of the R.A.D.D., he once balanced the books , which had a serious deficit, with a handsome donation.

close

At last he closed his books and went to bed.

He is holding a closed book , signifying a mystery, possibly a stage in the alchemical process.

The police have closed the book on the Hannah Davies case.

Before every architect closes this book in disgust, let me explain.

He closed the book and slipped it into a polythene bag.

The goal of reading is to be done with it, to be able to close the book and play.

And, by definitively closing the book on the past, the language of socialism also remains trapped in Stalinism's wreckage.

I closed the book , touching it gently.

open

Joan and her sister Ruth appeared early in the saga, and young Paul opened the very first book of the series.

Slowly she would open the book and begin the story.

Before you even open the book , make sure that you are comfortable.

She opens a book , hands it to me, points to a passage.

He opened a book with his thumbnail, as if afraid of dirtying his fingers.

I looked over and saw that Gordon had opened a book .

Is there any point in opening a book on who our Howard will drop to make way for rodders.

He turned the chair around, positioning himself with his back to the window, and opened the book .

publish

The Norwich Union has published a useful book called Education Planning.

Paul and I are the only Grunwalds who are not publishing a book this month.

Another way of finding useful or appropriate things to read is to look at library catalogues which have been published as books .

The Alcoholics Anonymous World Services publishes a book whose purpose is to provide an interpretation of the twelve steps.

Kletz also plans to publish a book that Patrick Eddington is writing about his Gulf War findings.

read

But what I really want is for the book to be read and enjoyed by the people who read the other books.

We can read the books children are reading, find out what happens in class, ask what the guidance counselor said.

There are few things worse than being bludgeoned into reading a book you hate.

I read the books and all that stuff.

This will help you to decide whether you really need to read the whole book or only certain parts of it.

Maybe the best thing to do in this case is to just stay home and read the book .

How could his son become a priest if he read such books ?

write

In 1975 author Francis Hitching was commissioned to write a book and television documentary entitled Earth Magic.

Though I hardly seemed qualified to write a book about a twenty-year marriage, the novel came easily.

Before they left, the priest wrote in their temple books .

This knowledge allows him to trace the development of Proustian themes and reconstruct how Proust wrote his book , step by step.

I would stay here for a year, study the language, live with people, write my book .

Although I began to research the subject, I never wrote that book .

There is no story, no plot, no action-nothing but a man sitting alone in a room and writing a book .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a closed book (to sb)

But your own past can be a closed book, even at fourteen.

He is holding a closed book, signifying a mystery, possibly a stage in the alchemical process.

I can not believe that it can be right that this late in the game Poetry is still a closed book.

I tell myself it's a closed book, but my cover story becomes an old man's compensation.

Linear preoccupation in the past remains a closed book to modern understanding.

The highly organised St Stephen's Society programme which she now leads was at that time a closed book to her!

The kitchenette is a closed book.

The Shoah will never be a closed book.

a turn-up for the book(s)

advance planning/warning/booking etc

For course details details and advance booking forms contact:.

However, Redmond and Manschreck acknowledged that they had not billed for or received any money for the advance planning.

If we could list those we'd have advance warning of shortage problems on the assembly lines two months before they occur.

It will also repay advance bookings.

Perhaps the most widely used online service is travel planning, both to research a destination and to do advance bookings.

Significant moments in history do not happen without some kind of advance warning.

The most obvious features are the tall watchtowers scattered across the Silk Road to provide advance warning of Xiongnu attack.

balance the books

All supply people dreamed of a way to balance the books once and for all-without all that trading and shuffling.

As treasurer of the R.A.D.D., he once balanced the books, which had a serious deficit, with a handsome donation.

But it is still difficult balancing the books.

Mr Lamont declared the Tories stuck to their election pledges but he faces immense pressure to balance the books.

Saving seed can help balance the books, but it's not to be undertaken lightly.

The days of balancing the books are over.

Voice over Derby had one more chance to balance the books but Paul Kitson wasted a glorious opportunity by blasting wide.

We are now considering new taxes to balance the books.

be an open book

I'd always thought of Jeff as an open book.

Our foreign dealings are an open book generally a check book.

To them my future was an open book.

be in sb's good books

I think I'm back in Corinne's good books again.

be singing from the same hymn book/sheet

be singing from the same hymn sheet/book

book/antiques/craft/trade etc fair

Antiques Fair , Social Centre, Yarm.

Attractions include over 100 trade stands, refreshment tents and licensed bars, caravan site and craft fair .

Champagne was also prospering during this time from the great trade fairs .

Chartwell Travel is offering discounted air fares to the Frankfurt Book Fair from £108 return.

Eighty countries plan to attend the Baghdad trade fair in November.

Running alongside was a trade fair .

Then, on the third day, he would be a guest at a trade fair held in New Jersey.

book/record/gift token

A £10 book token will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution opened on Thursday 7 March.

book/record/wine etc club

Bristol brought on record club buy Ray Atteveld for the injured Martin Scott after 16 minutes.

Four were circulars - two were reminders that his subscriptions to a book club and the golf club were overdue.

I think we all know that the book clubs are not naive.

Last fall, Winfrey decided to give fiction a boost by creating her on-air book club .

The kids belong to a book club .

The recently reestablished library club was described and the possibility of a book club considered.

can read sb like a book

I can read you like a book - some book I've read six times already.

close the book on sth

And, by definitively closing the book on the past, the language of socialism also remains trapped in Stalinism's wreckage.

Rady made a motion to close the book on the matter.

The police have closed the book on the Hannah Davies case.

cook the books

Officials at the bank were found to have cooked the books.

The directors of the company made millions from cooking the books before the fraud investigators caught them.

We've just found out Alec's been cooking the books.

Lost himself in a welter of ambitions, unsafe buildings, cheaper materials; he cooked the books to make more blocks.

Martin I hate to disturb you when you're cooking the books, but there's a delivery.

One solution would be to make the cities more habitable, but a much more sure-fire way is cooking the books.

When it came to cooking the books, Dennis was in the Raymond Blanc class.

don't judge a book by its cover

full-length play/book/film etc

How to turn a tightly compressed event into a full-length book?

have your nose in a book/magazine/newspaper

illuminated manuscript/book

An in-depth study of the production of hand-written illuminated manuscripts by medieval monks.

Here there are 100,000 old books and illuminated manuscripts, some dating back to the tenth century.

His own collection of miniatures was begun, he has said, because he could not afford to purchase entire illuminated manuscripts.

It selects 140 illuminated books such as the Sherborne Missal and the Bedford Hours.

She also restored illuminated manuscripts for Ruskin.

The result is a candidate for the best book on illuminated manuscripts ever written.

The screens of our word-machines glow as serenely as illuminated manuscripts.

learned books/works etc

on the statute book

Some of those old laws are still on the statute book.

I repeat what I have said before: internment has been retained on the statute book.

It is clear that the Government are determined that the Bill will be on the statute book before the general election.

The Act enshrines principles social workers fought hard to get on the statute book.

The fact remains that internment is on the statute book and is available to the Government to use.

The hon. Gentleman said that I had said that we would keep internment on the statute book.

The number of laws on the statute book increases cumulatively since governments repeal relatively few laws.

pop-up book/card etc

Robert Sabuda is fast gaining a reputation as a master of the art of making intricate and appealing pop-up books.

renew a book

Library books can be renewed by telephone.

sb wrote the book on sth

Cheryl wrote the book on being irresponsible.

Hartley wrote the book on self-serving.

It wrote the book on quality control.

set book/text etc

But not in his set books!

Galsworthy was a set book: I felt I knew the Forsyte Saga by heart.

One of the set texts for Advent dealt with the birth of John the Baptist.

So was Naipaul, the writer of a book which was a classroom set text.

When a graphics element is placed on a page there is now an option to set text wraparound.

suit sb's book

take a leaf out of sb's book

the Good Book

the good book

All by all this is one of the better books on chemometrics.

And by the way, I still believe Dermot Somers' was immeasurably the better book.

I gave her the best books To read; she read them greedily.

Male speaker I think it's the best book I ever read.

So which is the better book?

The best life for a writer is the life which helps him write the best books he can.

The Bourne Identity is the best book I've read or ever will read.

The result is a candidate for the best book on illuminated manuscripts ever written.

the history books

Alas, like so many things which get into the history books, it wasn't quite like that.

And straight into the history books at Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

Democrats want a convention for the history books.

Every New Hampshire presidential primary is one for the history books.

Moms have always worked, but it was a big secret left out of the history books.

The battle is important in the history books as one of the final skirmishes in that war, as Gen.

The blighters have even been immortalised in the history books.

Where does the dividing line come between yesterday's news and the history books?

the record books

throw the book at sb

Judge Smith threw the book at Flynn, fining him $1.6 million and giving him six years in prison.

From the beginning, he seemed determined to throw the book at her.

In short, they threw the book at him.

use/try every trick in the book

I tried every trick in the book to reform him.

Victoria used every trick in the book to undermine Patsy in order to get the new job colleagues knew Patsy had earned.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a book by Charles Dickens

a book of matches

a secondhand book dealer

an address book

Do you have any books on astronomy?

Eric's reading a book by William Faulkner.

Have you read this book ?

I'm reading a book about a little girl who was a slave in 19th century Atlanta.

I think Muriel Spark is a great writer, I love her books.

I went and got a library book about it.

It's a pretty good book .

She wrote a book of short stories, but it never got published.

What book are you reading at the moment?

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

His book had to be published by the obscure Middle Passage Press.

In September 1930, on a day selected by his grandmother, he opened an exercise book and waited for inspiration.

It told me, he will write books of status.

Seth was paging through a book .

That is the sad story Jim Carlton tells in his forthcoming book about Apple Computer.

The book was an immediate success.

We can not have the voluptuous strengths of new technology, but books have the attraction of maturity.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

already

It promised about 25,000 people who have already booked that they will get refunds of up to £70 each.

Visitors have already booked every hotel room within 80 miles of downtown Atlanta.

fully

Oddly the cottage was fully booked when we tried to take it again at Easter.

Coming back, we stood all the way from Naples to Paris on a fully booked train.

Berths only become available to staff or relatives when the ship is not fully booked .

The trip is now fully booked and money for tickets should be paid in as soon as possible.

No one knows how many are coming; the fully booked hotels say perhaps 100,000.

Two coaches are fully booked with dozens more Italia-bound by air, mini-bus and car.

■ NOUN

library

In similar lessons in all sorts of schools, the students go on to scour textbooks and library books for more facts.

Now, the same children borrow educational toys and games from Washington as if they were library books .

place

Full details of this scheme will be given to fans when they book their places for the trip.

player

Ardiles was critical of the performance of referee Edward Parker, who booked eight players .

room

Wearily, Kelly made her way back to her car, drove to the nearest hotel and booked a room .

Visitors have already booked every hotel room within 80 miles of downtown Atlanta.

I booked two rooms at the Hotel Colombi from Frankfurt Airport.

It will allow users to check out availability, pricing and book a room instantly.

If you were sleeping with me, I'd have booked a double room .

Parents have the option of staying in the kids' rooms or booking an adjacent room.

Just off the square, in the quieter area of the Saarlandstrasse, the Joyces found a hotel and booked a room .

Instead of booking a class, the passenger booked different forms of sleeping arrangement rather like booking a hotel room .

seat

Some airlines even allow customers to book seats .

I did not book his seat .

They've all booked a seat on the plane, too.

What does the bloke expect ... if you booked a seat at the theatre ... then lost your ticket ... your problem.

And you can book your seat now by contacting the society at Banbridge 25131.

table

Sergio had booked a table at a new restaurant called Senzala.

Steven had booked a table at their favourite restaurant and was due to pick her up at 7.30.

trip

Friends said that the couple, from Maesteg, Mid Glamorgan, booked the trip at the last minute.

Some 250 passengers were booked on the return trip to Hamburg via Lisbon.

Once you've booked your trip , don't bother packing loads of clothes.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a closed book (to sb)

But your own past can be a closed book, even at fourteen.

He is holding a closed book, signifying a mystery, possibly a stage in the alchemical process.

I can not believe that it can be right that this late in the game Poetry is still a closed book.

I tell myself it's a closed book, but my cover story becomes an old man's compensation.

Linear preoccupation in the past remains a closed book to modern understanding.

The highly organised St Stephen's Society programme which she now leads was at that time a closed book to her!

The kitchenette is a closed book.

The Shoah will never be a closed book.

a turn-up for the book(s)

advance planning/warning/booking etc

For course details details and advance booking forms contact:.

However, Redmond and Manschreck acknowledged that they had not billed for or received any money for the advance planning.

If we could list those we'd have advance warning of shortage problems on the assembly lines two months before they occur.

It will also repay advance bookings.

Perhaps the most widely used online service is travel planning, both to research a destination and to do advance bookings.

Significant moments in history do not happen without some kind of advance warning.

The most obvious features are the tall watchtowers scattered across the Silk Road to provide advance warning of Xiongnu attack.

be an open book

I'd always thought of Jeff as an open book.

Our foreign dealings are an open book generally a check book.

To them my future was an open book.

be in sb's good books

I think I'm back in Corinne's good books again.

be singing from the same hymn book/sheet

block booking/voting

Dress is formal and block bookings are available.

book/antiques/craft/trade etc fair

Antiques Fair , Social Centre, Yarm.

Attractions include over 100 trade stands, refreshment tents and licensed bars, caravan site and craft fair .

Champagne was also prospering during this time from the great trade fairs .

Chartwell Travel is offering discounted air fares to the Frankfurt Book Fair from £108 return.

Eighty countries plan to attend the Baghdad trade fair in November.

Running alongside was a trade fair .

Then, on the third day, he would be a guest at a trade fair held in New Jersey.

book/record/gift token

A £10 book token will be awarded to the sender of the first correct solution opened on Thursday 7 March.

book/record/wine etc club

Bristol brought on record club buy Ray Atteveld for the injured Martin Scott after 16 minutes.

Four were circulars - two were reminders that his subscriptions to a book club and the golf club were overdue.

I think we all know that the book clubs are not naive.

Last fall, Winfrey decided to give fiction a boost by creating her on-air book club .

The kids belong to a book club .

The recently reestablished library club was described and the possibility of a book club considered.

full-length play/book/film etc

How to turn a tightly compressed event into a full-length book?

have your nose in a book/magazine/newspaper

illuminated manuscript/book

An in-depth study of the production of hand-written illuminated manuscripts by medieval monks.

Here there are 100,000 old books and illuminated manuscripts, some dating back to the tenth century.

His own collection of miniatures was begun, he has said, because he could not afford to purchase entire illuminated manuscripts.

It selects 140 illuminated books such as the Sherborne Missal and the Bedford Hours.

She also restored illuminated manuscripts for Ruskin.

The result is a candidate for the best book on illuminated manuscripts ever written.

The screens of our word-machines glow as serenely as illuminated manuscripts.

learned books/works etc

on the statute book

Some of those old laws are still on the statute book.

I repeat what I have said before: internment has been retained on the statute book.

It is clear that the Government are determined that the Bill will be on the statute book before the general election.

The Act enshrines principles social workers fought hard to get on the statute book.

The fact remains that internment is on the statute book and is available to the Government to use.

The hon. Gentleman said that I had said that we would keep internment on the statute book.

The number of laws on the statute book increases cumulatively since governments repeal relatively few laws.

pop-up book/card etc

Robert Sabuda is fast gaining a reputation as a master of the art of making intricate and appealing pop-up books.

set book/text etc

But not in his set books!

Galsworthy was a set book: I felt I knew the Forsyte Saga by heart.

One of the set texts for Advent dealt with the birth of John the Baptist.

So was Naipaul, the writer of a book which was a classroom set text.

When a graphics element is placed on a page there is now an option to set text wraparound.

take a leaf out of sb's book

the Good Book

the good book

All by all this is one of the better books on chemometrics.

And by the way, I still believe Dermot Somers' was immeasurably the better book.

I gave her the best books To read; she read them greedily.

Male speaker I think it's the best book I ever read.

So which is the better book?

The best life for a writer is the life which helps him write the best books he can.

The Bourne Identity is the best book I've read or ever will read.

The result is a candidate for the best book on illuminated manuscripts ever written.

the history books

Alas, like so many things which get into the history books, it wasn't quite like that.

And straight into the history books at Royal Belfast Academical Institution.

Democrats want a convention for the history books.

Every New Hampshire presidential primary is one for the history books.

Moms have always worked, but it was a big secret left out of the history books.

The battle is important in the history books as one of the final skirmishes in that war, as Gen.

The blighters have even been immortalised in the history books.

Where does the dividing line come between yesterday's news and the history books?

the record books

use/try every trick in the book

I tried every trick in the book to reform him.

Victoria used every trick in the book to undermine Patsy in order to get the new job colleagues knew Patsy had earned.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Dawkins was booked on suspicion of attempted murder.

I booked a table for two at 8:00.

Nelson was booked for a tour of Japan in August.

Now, on Montana highways, you can really book .

You'll have to book by tomorrow if you want the lower price.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

But if you can book a ticket, the fare is good for nearly a year.

I did not book his seat.

I was booked in San Diego last night, you know?

So he set the play in a hotel room, and Frank and Betty Spencer were the honeymoon couple who booked in.

The open-top bus can be booked, the extra supplies of silver polish ordered.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.