Meaning of BUSH in English

BUSH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

bush league

bush league reporting

rose bushes

rose bushes

tangle of bushes/branches/vegetation etc

She followed him, pushing through the dense tangle of bushes and branches.

the Blair/Bush etc era (= the time when a particular political leaders was in power, used especially in journalism )

The end of the Bush era was defined, at least in part, by the war in Iraq.

the Bush/Blair etc years (= when Bush, Blair etc was leader )

The rich did very nicely during the Thatcher years.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

burning

Then there was no sound but the crackle of burning bushes .

The Western sheep and cattle rangers cut down the big trees and put a stop to the burning of bush .

Her hair was loose and hung on her shoulders, a burning bush .

Millie's hair was close to the light over the table; it looked like a burning bush .

lilac

The house was called Lilac Villa, a name no one used, though the front garden contained several ancient gnarled lilac bushes .

A cement foundation of a farmhouse was still standing, and a few moldy lilac bushes shielded the barracks from view.

From the rooftop terrace the Mellors gazed across lilac and bougainvillea bushes to the sea.

This man had stripped her lilac bush !

rose

Another witness, Alexander McEwen saw the driver lying with his arms twisted around a rose bush .

I thought the rose bushes were beautiful, too.

She did not want a small army camping indefinitely among her flowerbeds and rose bushes .

I only had $ 6, so I bought a rose bush .

I made a picture from the same flowers to show what the rose bushes would yield the following summer.

Essentially, there is no difference between you and the rose bush in your front garden.

Then, a little higher, it surprised them, suddenly unveiling green pasture and rose bushes with delicate pink blossom.

small

At first sight the five all appear to live on the same species of grass, herbs, and small bushes .

At the bottom of the plant a few small leaves develop, often forming a small bush .

■ NOUN

gorse

I reached the hilltop and followed the track between gorse bushes ablaze with flowers.

He lay on his stomach on a small mound and parted a dead gorse bush .

holly

The last one flipped Agnes into a holly bush .

Next step you would think is to go to the garden centre and look for holly bushes with boy and girl names?

The holly bush went to give the cameras a clearer view.

Even in winter there were blood red berries on the holly bushes .

pilot

Harry Kane was about the best of the bush pilots .

Thora Birch and Vincent Kartheiser brave the wilderness after the plane of their bush pilot goes down.

thorn

It galloped towards the boy in silence, swinging a thorn bush from its arm.

He ended up in a thorn bush where he finally managed to break free from his billowing parachute.

A democratic committee of journalists? - a thorn bush for the editor to hide in.

Almost as bad as the thorn bush , Lollo said.

Together they made their way to the patch of thorn bushes which was Sabina's preferred place for drying.

Down below, fires are being lit and the cattle are being driven gently into the enclosures of thorn bushes .

Because if there's a thorn bush around, the ball will land in it.

There is the camel rider of Blunt in the glaring light and the thorn bushes clutching at him with their crooked hands.

walk

Isn't that why you came here - to experience a bush walk ?

Didn't you go for a lovely bush walk to measure timber for the bridge?

They bubbled with enthusiasm, all talking at the same time while raving on about the beauty of the bush walk .

■ VERB

beat

Don't beat about the bush .

A whole army of Girl Scouts out beating the bush .

Eliot did not beat about the bush .

Neither will beat the bushes for new ways to earn or save money.

She winced at their infelicities, at the clumsy way they beat about the bush .

It was Moua who organized housing for Hmong newcomers, Moua who beat the bushes for jobs.

I am not a person to beat about the bush .

Let us stop beating about the bush .

grow

They grow into large bushes , then die as the tree canopy closes.

You think that kind of money grows on bushes ?

It always breeds in a larval condition, its external gills growing into great branching bushes on either side of its neck.

These berries, plump and sweet, grew on the bushes near the very top of the mountain.

hide

He fled into the park, because he couldn't look at Emma, and hid behind a bush .

They hid their bags in bushes and jogged into Mount Kisco.

Mrs Browning was bothered, she said, by a man who at night hid in the bushes by her gate.

Investigators said the bomb was hidden in the bushes in front of the two-story building.

For weeks after the robbery my father would hide in the bushes .

Some oldmen hid in the bushes and tackled the newmen as a prank.

She hid in bushes while the fiend ran to the central reservation before losing sight of her and driving off.

You can see if anyone's coming and hide in the bushes .

rise

Inside, the complex is immaculate, with neatly trimmed shrubs and rose bushes lining each building.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bird in the hand (is worth two in the bush)

beat about/around the bush

Don't beat about the bush.

Eliot did not beat about the bush.

I am not a person to beat about the bush.

I meant to be open with him but when it came to it I beat about the bush.

Let us stop beating about the bush.

No need to beat about the bush sweetie.

She winced at their infelicities, at the clumsy way they beat about the bush.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a holly bush

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Gunships made their chattering runs beside us, and door gunners killed bushes.

I thought it was a damn silly place to park if some one wanted to take a leak in the bushes.

Some oldmen hid in the bushes and tackled the newmen as a prank.

The forsythia bushes at the back of the santuario yielded a delicate, sweet scent in the dewy air.

They lay under a bush near the friendly deer.

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