Meaning of CARD in English

CARD

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a bank card

You can withdraw money using your bank card.

a birthday card

Don’t forget to send her a birthday card.

a card game

Bridge is a card game for four people.

a cheque card (= a bank card shown when paying by cheque )

Cheques must be accompanied by a valid cheque card.

a Christmas card

She sends me a Christmas card every year.

a credit card (= a plastic card that you use to buy things and pay for them later )

Can I pay by credit card?

a discount card

The discount card entitles customers to 15% off.

a donor card (= that you carry to give permission for your organs to be used if you die )

Do you carry a donor card?

a library card (= a card that proves you are a member of a library and can borrow books )

When you join the library, you will be issued with a library card.

affinity card

an invitation card (= a card with an invitation printed on it )

Everyone entering will have to show an invitation card.

bank card

banker's card

boarding card

business card

calling card

card catalog

card index

card table

card tricks

My uncle was always showing me card tricks when I was a kid.

card vote

cash card

charge card

check card

cheque card

Christmas card

court card

credit card

We accept all major credit cards.

debit card

deck of cards

a deck of cards

donor card

draft card

European Health Insurance Card

expansion card

face card

gold card

graphics card

green card

greetings card

house of cards

ID card

identity card

identity card/papers/documents (= documents that show who you are )

Each member of staff is issued with an identity card.

If you play your cards right

Who knows? If you play your cards right , maybe he’ll marry you.

index card

key card

loyalty card

membership card

You will need a valid membership card to enter the Sports Centre.

memory card

note card

Oyster card

pay by credit card

The hotel does not charge more if you pay by credit card.

PC Card

picture card

place card

playing card

play...trump card (= use his advantage )

But then he decided to play his trump card .

pool/card shark (= someone who uses their skill at pool or cards to cheat other players out of money )

punched card

red card

report card

shuffle the cards

Just shuffle the cards .

Sim card

smart card

store card

swipe card

Switch card

tax/insurance/credit card etc fraud

He’s been charged with tax fraud.

test card

time card

top-up card

visiting card

warrant card

wild card

yellow card

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

debit

Credit and debit cards provide varying degrees of protection against fraud.

More advanced services include stock and mutual fund brokerage or trading services, currency trading, and credit or debit card management.

Credit cards are expected to account for some £8.5 billion and debit cards for more than £9 billion.

Make sure you understand the costs of using a credit or debit card .

Currently, Visa and MasterCard require merchants who accept their credit cards to also honor debit cards.

green

Mr Premji apparently told him that the green card scheme was bureaucratic and unworkable.

Noncitizens can make a contribution under the law, provided they hold green cards .

It takes an average of nine months to get a green card application processed, officials said.

I touched my green card in my jacket pocket and felt the plastic protective cover between my fingers.

Wednesday is the deadline for immigrants to apply for the required spruced-up green cards .

But applicants will be given a receipt, along with their old green card , to use as proof of legal residency.

Q.. What is the penalty for those who marry only to obtain a green card for one of the spouses?

red

There were seven bookings on top of Thompson's red card .

It earned me a red card .

An avenue of fortune-tellers' trailers led into the funfair, displaying yellow or red cards in their windows.

Herd was shown the red card only three minutes after Nicky Henderson had grabbed an equaliser for Cowdenbeath.

Ex-Wigan star Smith was shown the red card for a high tackle on Keighleywinger Craig Horne.

Cinema and football: another red card .

Bradbury had no option but to produce the red card .

Instead, he saw the dreaded red card .

smart

This would implant an electronic smart card in cars' engine-management systems, to monitor the quantity of polluting emissions.

The merchant can choose from several challenge-response authentication methods: smart cards or third-party authentication.

Electronic cash based on smart cards has already been found to work well.

A smart card computes a password or encryption key and furnishes it directly to the computer for the logon procedure.

A new scheme experimenting with medical records on small plastic smart cards seems to be a success, according to Medical Monitor.

So she places her smart card containing electronic cash provided as part of a bank service into the smart-card reader.

The third, and most innovative, idea is symbolized by the smart card .

You hand your smart card to the cashier at a restaurant and she runs it through a scanner.

wild

Sun Microsystems and its own software facility, SunSoft Inc, remain the merger's wild cards .

Only a wild card like Miss Shelly Thomas of Riverdale was likely to have sympathy!

The wild card is the idea of contamination from deep space.

The Whitewater tangle remains a nettlesome wild card .

The wild card is Baroness Mallalieu.

The Salomon compensation game, like the job placement game for trainees, has a political wild card in it.

The Wimbledon champion has accepted a wild card entry for the grass court event in Halle.

yellow

Significantly, the yellow cards shown to Kidd and Honor took Airdrie's haul of bookings this season to a dismal 87.

Then Aunt Della took a folded yellow card out of the box.

An avenue of fortune-tellers' trailers led into the funfair, displaying yellow or red cards in their windows.

And anyway, I ain't got my yellow card on me.

The Boro skipper raced across the field to remonstrate with the official and was lucky to escape with just a yellow card .

As he came on, Rocky got a great reception from the crowd and a yellow card from the referee.

Bent's jaw was broken in four places, and Penney was shown the yellow card .

The offence merited the second yellow card that would have put Ferguson off the park.

■ NOUN

bank

They stole cheque books and bank cards .

Health board workers can withdraw up to £100 each on production of their pay slip, their bank card and identification.

I'd got no money, no night things, no spare clothes, no bank card .

baseball

Instead, I was sitting on my couch examining baseball cards and looking them up in the encyclopedia.

For example, my nephew Peter loves sports; he collects baseball cards , and creates imaginary teams in his mind.

George hit upon the idea of buying a few baseball cards .

His baseball card collection was near and dear to him.

Readers of series books often collect books as eagerly as they collect baseball cards .

Then, discarding me like a broken toy, they clustered around Fred Kowalski, engrossed in baseball cards .

On Monday, and when Marty looked for his baseball cards Thursday night they were gone.

He started talking about how valuable baseball cards were, and how easy it was to sell them.

birthday

Would a line in positive birthday cards sell?

I liked thinking about him and his two daughters, about the birthday cards and telephone calls.

Little girls love flowers just as much as big girls, and you can make an excellent birthday card for a child.

Mr Haq was open for newspapers, for cigarette papers, for birthday cards and diet Cokes.

In addition to the parcels were seven birthday cards .

Herself handing over the tickets and the hotel reservations tucked into one of those extra-large birthday cards .

Thora keeps all the birthday cards she receives.

Then she realized that books were really only a sideline to his stationery business; he sold more birthday cards than books.

business

Below: Skyview of Pembury in Kent use this delightful view of a local church as their business card .

A storefront sign or a business card are some of the most powerful branding devices around.

The name of Lehman Brothers was for ever struck from the business cards of Wall Street.

In Tehelka's suburban office in Delhi, they devised a false logo for West End and printed off phoney business cards .

Gave the sales manager my business card , but refused to accept his business card.

Perhaps some people's preoccupation with job titles on business cards is compensation for this.

In the rearview mirror, I could see him scratching at his mustache with the corner of my business card .

cash

Imagine that a child has a cash card .

The account offers a cash card and 1 per cent bonus for the first six months.

Hang on, though. Cash card .

Some cash cards have special links with international networks and make no charge for obtaining cash.

Hence the helpful and revealing insights of the staff into his cash card habits.

charge

Ignoring her frantic efforts to break free, he'd tossed his charge card down on to the counter.

She looked like a woman with charge cards .

Business charge cards are relatively cheap considering the freedom that they offer.

They have to earn £20,000 a year to qualify for the charge card .

cheque

And the new cheque card application?

The accused drew by cheque card on a bank balance which had insufficient funds to meet the sum.

But I will accept personal cheques up to fifty pounds if they are accompanied by a valid cheque card .

The Lords held that there was no difference between a cheque card , as in Charles, and a credit card.

And, you will find that paying by Switch does not restrict you to your cheque card limit.

Always keep your cheque card and cheque book separately - a thief needs both to encash a cheque.

This was £50 worth, the value of the cheque card .

His cheque card was on the table.

christmas

Plowden Station was featured as a Christmas card and Russell Mulford has a copy of this postcard.

Every year fewer Christmas cards arrived, and fewer still were sent.

I shall put this in with your Christmas card , so here's wishing you every happiness at Christmas.

She sent me a Christmas card .

The two men communicated less and less over the years, but his wife would send an annual Christmas card .

I bought some Christmas cards all on my own.

company

A greetings card company , for example, may include journalists from teenage magazines on their list for sample Christmas cards.

But they face opposition from a lobbying powerhouse of credit card companies , banks, auto companies and retail chains.

The banks, building societies and credit card companies who swell their profits.

An angel is not the supernatural being I wish on most credit card companies .

With the abrupt economic slowdown, credit card companies expect more delinquencies and bankruptcies.

Under the Consumer Credit Act the credit card company is also liable for any breach of contract.

The best values are the credit-card companies , and I like them all.

credit

The cheque book facility allows for a minimum withdrawal of £200, but there is no credit card add on.

With the abrupt economic slowdown, credit card companies expect more delinquencies and bankruptcies.

It attracted a large Customs and Excise office and the Access credit card headquarters, but tourists were not encouraged.

She pays by credit card and they Fed Ex the cards to her at the office.

Only those who paid by credit card would be certain of getting their money back.

Then there are your personal papers, such as credit card statements, bank statements, insurance documents, etc.

All over the country people will now be cutting up their credit cards .

Keep only one credit card , and use it for emergencies or for collateral.

donor

Six-year-old Stewart Davies carried a donor card everywhere with him, heartbroken dad Brian revealed.

Many of us carry full donor cards in favour of our surviving fellow humans.

Only two weeks before, she told her mum she wanted a donor card in case anything happened to her.

I therefore launched the donor card again last week.

Remember, by filling in a donor card you could help save some one's life.

How to join the register A donor card is just as essential now as it always has been.

Organ donor cards are available from most hospitals, general practice surgeries, dispensing pharmacists, and social security offices. 9.

fraud

Meanwhile credit card fraud rose by 40 %.

Trudeau pleaded guilty to credit-card fraud in 1991 and was sentenced to 24 months in jail.

Card Watch, the banking industry's plastic card fraud prevention campaign, issues top tips for travelling abroad.

Tesco has linked up to Equifax to combat card fraud at its filling station sites.

Credit card fraud in Britain in 2000 jumped by almost 60 % to $ 450m.

Half were victims of credit card fraud while 41 percent were targets for shoplifters.

Read in studio A firm has come up with a new high-tech way to beat credit card fraud .

Plastic card frauds are running at £165 million.

game

Besides, the card game reflected his present situation well.

He was said to have returned to his own room to finish a card game of patience before reporting finding the body.

She also acts vividly, and the card game and last-minute rescue are effectively tense.

Many also knew card games like monte, poker, and seven-up.

There was a card game next door whose progress he could hear through the partition wall.

Well, hey; what do you say to us taking the card game someplace else?

greeting

Another greeting card photographer has claimed Koons has based a sculpture on her work.

Small greetings cards are available at the Information Desk for this purpose.

A greetings card company, for example, may include journalists from teenage magazines on their list for sample Christmas cards.

Calendars, diaries, postcards, greetings cards .

Just then the postman called with more packets and greetings cards , amongst which was also a letter.

And high quality greetings cards can be twice the price of those shown here.

But why diversify further into greetings cards , calendars, diaries or posters?

I took a job at a place where they did greeting cards .

id

He checked the police ID cards , and finally had to accept that the police would vouch for the social workers.

To enter the school, students have to pass a series of hall guards, displaying their photo ID cards .

McCready handed over his ID card .

Also has employee ID card , Monsanto Company.

Workers have been told to carry employee ID cards at all times.

But critics say the provision heralds a totalitarian-style national ID card .

Whitlock used his personal ID card to activate the lift and tapped his foot apprehensively as he waited for it to arrive.

Leitzig fed his ID card into one of the steel doors.

identity

Of course there is no such thing as a forgery-proof identity card .

They created an administrative grill, issuing identity cards to families, partly to control them and partly to streamline tax collection.

Everyone had to produce an identity card , including those actually in the internment camps!

Five or six Vietcong guys stopped my bus one morning to check the identity cards of the passengers.

His next visit was to the section inside Century House whose speciality is the preparation of very untrue identity cards .

He was handed back his identity card .

He or she can come back when they have found the identity card .

Many people have been tricked by villains with false identity cards .

index

He had already reached into a drawer and pulled out two index cards .

Another analogy might be an index file in which each index card represents a schema.

Writing out 1500 index cards is just as time consuming as producing 1500 letters.

We even had to use index cards .

He turned to the desk where there were several index cards in a little pile.

Cut one of the index cards in half lengthwise.

Apart from the accumulation of translated index cards , Edward and I made little progress, but our humour was good.

I put all my notes on index cards .

race

Mugabe now plays the race card .

And he comes with no cumbersome race card .

The only race card being played is being played by the right hon. Gentleman.

It will give the various groups and Tory Members who seek to play the race card the opportunity to do so.

report

Coleman said in a statement that was issued Monday along with the report card .

A week after the 1907 report card , the school boiler burst and school was dismissed.

Despite all the adversity, when the first report card came out, Casey had actually made some progress.

Students also get rewarded for good academic and citizens grades on their report cards .

sound

Without a sound card however, the package is still enjoyable to use.

A drive, printer or sound card refuses to function.

Some, including all Multimedia packages, demand a sound card .

Wavetable sound cards generate more realistic instrumental sounds.

We check out a sound card that will make them eat their words - the Laserwave Plus.

As this application has video with narration, however, you do need to specify the sound card you will be using.

They can be found in sound cards , graphics cards and Lust about every other piece of computer hardware.

table

Their occasional evenings at the card table with the Youngs were one of John's few outside pleasures.

Does it mean there is no shortage of card tables , as we all feared?

Here a pair of 1850 card tables are for sale at up to Pounds 10,000 and a Louis XVI-style suite, £5,000.

Inside there were card tables and chairs, overstuffed couches and simple kitchen equipment.

A friend spent some time recently looking for a card table .

Along the right wall were two card tables pushed together, covered with white paper cloths for serving refreshments.

But apparently it is not flush with card tables .

The rest of the team is sitting at card tables set up in the living room.

trump

We had beaten him, but he played a final trump card .

That was why Gorbachev wanted to negotiate-and that is why, in my opinion, President Reagan was holding the trump card .

This was one of the trump cards of News International in its dispute with the print workers in 1986-87.

In the struggle for development, every economy has certain advantages or trump cards .

And perhaps it was time to play the trump card up his sleeve.

Parents must recognize that if a child does not want to do homework, the child holds the trump card .

That night, though, our sincerity was our trump card .

The citizens of Hebron, by contrast, hold all the trump cards .

visa

If you have an Access or Visa card you may use this to pay for your holiday and should complete the form.

He jokes about throwing out his VISA card along with his old equipment.

Visa has final say over the artwork on Visa cards .

Nothing for her troubles except a $ 15 non-refundable service charge on her Visa card .

He put it on his Visa card .

And here, my Visa card .

Starting Saturday, you can still order tickets to 13 Olympic sports by phone if you have a Visa card .

Those without a Visa card will be given directions on how to apply for one.

warrant

As he passed the bar he briefly held up what Lucy assumed must be his warrant card .

The sergeant produced his warrant card and said he wanted to ask some questions.

Ensure flexi card and any other relevant items ie. keys, warrant cards etc. are returned prior to departure.

They saw red when he got away with the offence by waving his warrant card at a traffic warden.

His latest victim was punched and kicked after she demanded his warrant card .

■ VERB

carry

Transport was scarce and we had to carry special identity cards when we moved from our own villages.

If Alvin carried the card as a talisman, it worked.

Club and pub doormen would have to carry registration cards and face a vetting procedure if the project takes off this year.

This because we realise it is not always practical to carry the card about with you.

Make sure they know and understand your wishes. Carry a donor card .

hold

While central government holds some of the cards , local authorities hold others, more in some areas of responsibility than others.

That was why Gorbachev wanted to negotiate-and that is why, in my opinion, President Reagan was holding the trump card .

There is, basically, a class conflict in which the owners hold most of the cards .

Noncitizens can make a contribution under the law, provided they hold green cards .

Ross did hold all the cards , she acknowledged bitterly.

Meanwhile, Biedenkopf holds a political card in reserve.

He held all the cards and it would be an upset if he lost.

Parents must recognize that if a child does not want to do homework, the child holds the trump card .

issue

The truth is that neither applicant actually wants to issue Switch cards , though Barclays says it is prepared to consider it.

Now more companies issue cards and many are willing to cut rates or waive annual fees to snare each others' customers.

The cigarette companies started to issue cards once again in the middle of 1922 and they quickly became a craze.

The U. S. Olympic Committee issued baseball-style trading cards .

As we saw earlier, societies were previously inhibited in this by the fact that they could not issue cheque guarantee cards .

They created an administrative grill, issuing identity cards to families, partly to control them and partly to streamline tax collection.

Mr Rundle took his case to Save &038; Prosper who issued his Visa card .

mark

One problem which proved far greater than anticipated was where no option was marked on the screening card .

She followed baseball and taught my brothers how to mark a score card .

This is always an exciting time and I have tried to mark your card with ten horses to follow.

Finally, you have to mark your card to show when to change colour.

You mark the card when you want to start a new colour.

She would then mark on the appropriate card the large task accomplished.

pay

He always paid by credit card and he always kept the receipts for his accountant.

You pay by credit card at least 10 days before departure.

Only those who paid by credit card would be certain of getting their money back.

Customers can pay by credit card or with their monthly phone bill starting next month.

I'd rather be paid in Pok mon cards .

She pays by credit card and they Fed Ex the cards to her at the office.

And as long as you pay by credit card , you have the peace of mind of being covered against fraud.

If you pay by credit card , the charge will reflect the exchange rate.

place

The children place their cards in the pack face downwards.

So she places her smart card containing electronic cash provided as part of a bank service into the smart-card reader.

She places her smart card into her card reader and transfers $ 1399. 99 in electronic tokens.

Constructors with shaky hands are advised to place thin card between each pair of leads being soldered and the fabric.

As if from nowhere, some one placed a boarding card in her hand.

You placed bets on what card was going to be drawn and you had to guess correctly to get your money back.

Michelle had deliberately placed the card in front of the old woman on the far side of the table.

play

Nell Gwynn played her cards more deftly.

MacLow develops a choreography based in part on chance for which he uses playing cards .

He made us some fine sets of playing cards and a neat Monopoly board.

It also will be useful for you to look at your actions after she played the control card .

Berger moved past the men who were playing cards .

In a third block was a bar with playing cards and wheels of fortune painted on the windows.

She was niggled by a lingering doubt that she might have played her cards badly.

The old man sat playing solitaire at a card table in front of the stone fireplace.

punch

The coding instructions are necessary if the data are to be punched into cards and processed by computer equipment.

Just for the sake of clarity, perhaps we should call employees who do more than punch their time card intrapreneurs.

Every day he punched cards , punched and punched, trying to avoid instability, divergence, distortion.

He is expected to punch his time card in April.

receive

If any teacher has not received a card of thanks to take to her class, please let me know.

For years afterwards I received a Christmas card from them.

The shaman automatically receives D6 extra magic cards to use during that magic phase.

If they do this, they receive no other magic cards . 3.

After making five payments I received another card demanding higher payments and for them to be paid in four instalments.

The founding document states that members of the old party will not automatically receive their new cards .

Mark Hughes slotted in comfortably at centre-back, although he picked up a booking and went close to receiving a red card .

For six months they received no letters, cards or phone calls from other members of their family or from friends.

send

I have sent thank-you cards to all my lucky stars by first-class post.

She sent me a Christmas card .

Whenever you advise us of any changes to these details, you are sent new cards so your records are always up-to-date.

Unthinking o Id friends will still send cheery cards .

So get sending those cards now.

The two men communicated less and less over the years, but his wife would send an annual Christmas card .

If the wedding has to be postponed or cancelled after the invitations have been sent out notification cards should be promptly despatched.

He was just complaining that nobody remembered send him a card .

show

It could only show , in conjunction with other cards .

Once there, just show your membership card and take a locker.

Su, distraught because thieves had stolen her suitcases, was arrested for allegedly failing to show police an identity card .

And then Skerrett was shown the red card and Platt was sin-binned along with Saints' Nickle after a flare-up.

Herd was shown the red card only three minutes after Nicky Henderson had grabbed an equaliser for Cowdenbeath.

Fill in the yellow registration card and return it to the address shown on the card. 3.

Keep lists short or show the respondent a card with the relevant items.

He was fortunate to be shown only the yellow card .

use

Men tend to use bank credit cards , bank loans or overdrafts more than women do.

MacLow develops a choreography based in part on chance for which he uses playing cards .

If you're only using two colours and have used a Silver blank card , the rows are already marked for you.

Consumers can use the card at any Touch-Tone phone.

The company sees the part being used in T1 line card controllers, PABXs, cellular base stations and industrial control networking.

We even had to use index cards .

Perhaps I haven't used my a/c card enough.

I prefer to use my personal cards because they have bonus programs and more attractive rates.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

hold all the cards

In areas such as research, larger well-financed firms hold all the cards.

It seemed that he held all the cards and that there was nothing she could do but say 'yes'.

Politically, the logging industry holds all the cards.

But it just seemed that he held all the cards, he made all the decisions.

He held all the cards and it would be an upset if he lost.

Men still held all the cards.

Nowhere else does the evolutionary battle take place in an arena where, in effect, one player holds all the cards.

Ross did hold all the cards, she acknowledged bitterly.

play the race/nationalist/environmentalist etc card

It will give the various groups and Tory Members who seek to play the race card the opportunity to do so.

Mugabe now plays the race card.

play your cards close to your chest

Roslin, known for playing his cards close to his vest, declined to comment.

play your cards right

Oh, no - she knew how to play her cards right.

The domino effect can work for us as well as against us if we play our cards right.

This could all turn out for the best if he played his cards right.

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.

stack the cards

thank-you letter/note/card

the odds/cards are stacked against sb

Although confident, we know the odds are stacked against the climbers.

trump card

And perhaps it was time to play the trump card up his sleeve.

In the struggle for development, every economy has certain advantages or trump cards.

Parents must recognize that if a child does not want to do homework, the child holds the trump card.

That night, though, our sincerity was our trump card.

That was why Gorbachev wanted to negotiate-and that is why, in my opinion, President Reagan was holding the trump card.

The citizens of Hebron, by contrast, hold all the trump cards.

This was one of the trump cards of News International in its dispute with the print workers in 1986-87.

We had beaten him, but he played a final trump card.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a card file

a birthday card

a recipe card

Harold was always such a card !

I got a card from Henry; he's in Colorado.

I need to send a card to Mom for Mother's Day.

Mr. Kim gave me his card and told me to call him.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

I don't like if I can't see what's on the cards.

I enclose samples of the last two cards we have produced.

Just for the sake of clarity, perhaps we should call employees who do more than punch their time card intrapreneurs.

Notify the bank that you are canceling their card .

These cards are used rather like credit cards.

With its vast red ribbon and handmade card , it had transformed the garage into something quite magical.

II. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

baseball

Finding that Stu Miller baseball card you wanted so badly.

The whole business with what happened to the baseball cards .

When my kid was old enough to be interested, I gave him my old baseball cards to play with.

business

Check their business card if you are unsure.

Rambam printed business cards carrying a working telephone number complete with voice mail.

Just business cards that say PRoDUcER.

I got him a little holder for his business cards because he had a $ 3, 000 day.

Even a telephone and a fax machine with stationery and five hundred business cards cost money.

He carries no business cards other than the ones his companies give him.

charge

Visa and MasterCard charge cards that promote the schools and offer them a share of every purchase made with the cards.

christmas

He was good at drawing and did a really charming, diffident design for his own Christmas cards each year.

Clarence sent him a Christmas card every year.

A Christmas card , he thought.

credit

Doncaster Crown Court heard jobless Davies had previously fiddled credit cards to feed her addiction.

A well-established standard process for processing credit card purchases has contributed to the widespread dissemination of credit cards.

Some 500 details of people's credit card magnetic stripes were found on computers.

Just as there are fake credit cards and mix-ups over billing, there could be problems with Internet certificates.

He says that his friends, who also applied for credit cards while under age, have far worse debts.

index

His management trademark is carrying index cards in his shirt pocket so that he can note mistakes while visiting Darden restaurants.

You will need the following materials: two cardboard tubes, two index cards , scissors, and glue. 1.

report

But citizens should at least get periodic report cards on what their elected officials are doing.

Two dozen major California health maintenance organizations will receive a report card today on the quality of their preventive services.

My report cards , memorable for their mediocrity, were a regular agony.

■ VERB

carry

He carries no business cards other than the ones his companies give him.

play

Catherine, napping, playing cards with whomever came to sit in the free light, drinking a cold beer.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

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.

thank-you letter/note/card

trump card

And perhaps it was time to play the trump card up his sleeve.

In the struggle for development, every economy has certain advantages or trump cards.

Parents must recognize that if a child does not want to do homework, the child holds the trump card.

That night, though, our sincerity was our trump card.

That was why Gorbachev wanted to negotiate-and that is why, in my opinion, President Reagan was holding the trump card.

The citizens of Hebron, by contrast, hold all the trump cards.

This was one of the trump cards of News International in its dispute with the print workers in 1986-87.

We had beaten him, but he played a final trump card.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Clerks are supposed to card everyone buying alcohol who looks under 30.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Stewart Cink also carded a 64.

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