Meaning of FULL in English

FULL

I. adjective

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a complete/full picture

By asking these questions, I was able to get a more complete picture.

a complete/full/comprehensive list

The full list of winners is on page seven.

a complete/thorough/full understanding

The degree gives students a thorough understanding of issues relating to housing.

a full account

It is not possible to give a full account of what we discussed.

a full apology

The Prime Minister made a full apology in the House of Commons.

a full confession (= in which you admit everything )

The killer had made a full confession to the authorities.

a full description formal (= detailed )

Please give a full description of your responsibilities in your present job.

a full guarantee (= one that covers all problems )

A full guarantee comes with every purchase.

a full inspection

A full inspection of the site is due to be conducted.

a full licence (= one that is not temporary and has no restrictions )

They offer insurance cover for drivers over 25 and under 70 years of age with a full licence.

a full meal (= a complete meal )

I’m not hungry enough to eat a full meal.

a full member (= one who has all the possible rights of a member )

At that time, women were not allowed to be full members of the club.

a full moon (= with a completely round shape )

A full moon hung low in the sky.

a full mouth (= with large attractive lips )

She had heavy-lidded eyes and a full mouth.

a full page

The article went on for a full page.

a full/complete range

The store stocks a full range of groceries.

a full/complete recovery

She was severely injured but made a full recovery.

a full/detailed report

A full report will be prepared for the next committee meeting.

a full/whole week (= every day in a week )

I can't believe we've been here a whole week already.

a party is in full swing (= people at a party are having a good time talking, dancing etc )

At 3 am, the party was still in full swing.

a place is full of memories (= makes you remember things that happened there )

My old home is full of unhappy memories.

an English/a full breakfast (= a big breakfast with bacon, egg, toast etc - used especially in hotels )

A lot of people like to have an English breakfast on holiday.

at full speed (= running, driving etc as fast as possible )

He ran past us at full speed.

be filled with anger/be full of anger

His face was suddenly filled with anger.

be filled with joy/be full of joy

I was full of joy at the thought of seeing her again.

be filled with pity/full of pity

His heart was filled with pity for them.

be full of admiration/be filled with admiration

I’m full of admiration for what you’ve done.

be full of ambition

She was full of ambition when she joined the company.

be full of clichés

Sports reporting tends to be full of clichés.

be full of confidence

The team are full of confidence.

be full of emotion (= showing or feeling strong emotions, especially sadness )

When she spoke, Nellie’s voice was full of emotion.

be full of energy/be bursting with energy (= have a lot of energy )

I felt happy and full of energy.

The stage was bursting with energy.

(be) full of enthusiasm (= very enthusiastic )

He entered politics full of enthusiasm, but that gradually disappeared.

be full of fear

The residents are too full of fear to leave their houses.

be full of flavour

The beef is tender and full of flavour.

be full of hate/be filled with hate

People’s faces were full of hate.

be full of hope

His voice sounded full of hope.

be full of ideas ( also be bursting with ideas ) (= have a lot of ideas )

The children were enthusiastic and full of ideas.

be full of imagination

Her stories are full of imagination.

be full of mistakes

The article was full of mistakes.

be full of mistakes (= have a lot of mistakes )

The report was full of mistakes.

be full of optimism (= be feeling that good things will happen )

The 1970s began full of optimism and confidence about world development .

be full of praise for sb (= praise them a lot )

Captain Jones was full of praise for his men.

be full of remorse/be filled with remorse

Filled with remorse, Dillon decided to resign.

be full of/filled with excitement

They were full of excitement at the thought of meeting a real movie star.

be full of/filled with hatred

She told me, in a voice full of hatred and contempt, that I meant nothing to her.

be in good/perfect/full etc working order

The car was old, but the engine was still in good working order.

broad/wide/full etc spectrum

a broad spectrum of environmental groups

call sb by their first/full etc name (= use that name when you speak to them )

Everyone called him by his first name.

complete/full command

Their fighters had full command of the air over Pearl Harbor.

complete/full equality

Women have not yet achieved full equality with men.

filled/full to the brim (= completely full )

The cup was filled to the brim with coffee.

full beam

full board

A two-night break costs £125 full board.

full bore

Kate took a huge slice and was going at it full bore.

full compensation (= fully covering the loss, damage etc )

Full compensation is only paid very rarely.

full complement

Each new cell will carry its full complement of chromosomes.

full consideration (= the highest amount of consideration )

Our decision must be based on full consideration of the long-term consequences.

full consultation (= including all the details of something )

No decision will be made until there has been full consultation with farmers.

full coverage (= with all the details )

Both channels are giving the election full coverage.

full details

The police have not yet disclosed the full details of the case.

full dress

officers in full dress uniform

full face

In portraits, chiefs were invariably shown full face.

full frontal attack

a full frontal attack on the government

full frontal nudity

scenes of full frontal nudity

full frontal

scenes of full frontal nudity

full house

Billy Graham is a speaker who can be sure of playing to a full house .

full liability (= complete responsibility )

The driver of the other car accepted full liability for the accident.

full lips (= large and round lips )

She had big eyes and full lips .

full load

The plane was carrying a full load of fuel.

full lock

full marks

Not the most stylish mobile, but full marks to Marconi for originality.

full membership (= with all the rights that are allowed to members )

Poland was eager to gain full membership in the European Union.

full monty

The ice cream was covered in sauce, nuts, chocolate – the full monty.

full moon

full of crap (= often says things that are completely wrong )

Greg’s full of crap .

full of holes

The theory is full of holes .

full of holes

These socks are full of holes .

full of mischief (= often playing tricks on people or causing trouble )

I remembered him as a giggling boy who was full of mischief.

full of shit (= the things you say are stupid or untrue )

You’re full of shit .

full pay

They were immediately suspended on full pay pending a full inquiry.

full refund

Return your purchase within 14 days for a full refund .

full responsibility

The airline accepted full responsibility for the crash.

full size (= the largest size that something can have )

Is this violin full size?

full stop

I don’t have a reason. I just don’t want to go, full stop.

full stop

Put a full stop at the end of the sentence.

full strength

It takes time to get your full strength back after you have been ill.

full time

As the ball went in, the referee blew his whistle for full time.

full vent

He knew that if he gave full vent to his feelings, it would upset Joanna.

full (= full of food )

A lot of these children don't know what it is like to have a full stomach.

full

The cup was full of hot tea.

full/complete independence

The country gained complete independence from Britain in the 1960s.

full/complete/total authority

The manager has full authority to make decisions.

full/comprehensive instructions (= very detailed )

There are comprehensive instructions for completing and filing the new tax form.

Full instructions accompany the smoke alarm.

full/entire/whole panoply of sth (= the whole range of something )

fuller's earth

full/total commitment

Such therapies demand full commitment from the patient.

going full blast

I had the gas fire going full blast .

half full

The jug was still half full .

in full possession of all your faculties (= able to see, hear, think etc in the normal way )

in full regalia (= wearing all their traditional clothes, decorations etc )

a pipe band in full regalia

in full retreat (= retreating very fast )

The rebel forces are in full retreat .

in full view of sb

He took the money in full view of everyone.

know perfectly well/full well/only too well

He knew full well that what he was doing was dangerous.

nowhere near ready/full/finished etc

The building’s nowhere near finished.

on at full blast

The radio was on at full blast .

on full alert ( also on high alert ) (= completely ready to deal with a dangerous situation )

All our border points are on full alert.

playing to a full house

Billy Graham is a speaker who can be sure of playing to a full house .

sb’s eyes are full of hatred/fear etc

The prisoners stared at him, their eyes full of hatred.

sb’s eyes are full of tears

When she put the phone down, her eyes were full of tears.

sb’s full potential

We continuously seek to develop people to their full potential.

sb’s full support

That view deserves the full support of all farmers.

sb’s full/complete/undivided attention

He gave the task his undivided attention.

stuffed full

boxes stuffed full of papers

the full address

They need the full address, including the postcode.

the full amount (= of money )

Please pay the full amount by the end of the month.

the full benefit of sth

They will have the full benefit of our facilities.

the full brunt

The car took the full brunt of the explosion.

the full cabinet (= all the members )

There was a meeting of the full cabinet.

the full effect (= the whole effect )

We won’t know the full effect of the tax changes until the end of the financial year.

the full extent

He refused to reveal the full extent of his debts.

the full horror

Only when the vehicle was lifted did the full horror of the accident become clear.

the full impact of sth

South Wales felt the full impact of the recession.

the full implications (= all the different effects )

The full implications of the decision will become clear over the next few weeks.

the full scale of sth

He acknowledged that the full scale of the problem was not known.

(the) full whack

If you’re unemployed, you don’t have to pay the full whack the full amount .

the full/total cost

Experts are still assessing the full cost of the disaster.

the full/whole story

I did not know the full story.

the whole/full truth

Investors should have been told the whole truth.

the whole/full/entire length of sth

The camera looks down the full length of the street.

with your mouth full (= with food in your mouth )

Don’t talk with your mouth full.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

advantage

Add in the slower pitches ad lower bounce and Hick was able to take full advantage .

And the program takes full advantage of Windows 95.

This means that students can take full advantage of the Faculty's wide range of academic and material resources.

In many cases, a business may not be generating enough profit to take full advantage of these tax benefits.

And Strudwick intends to take full advantage by bringing in some tough Aussies during their off-season.

This was also the first generation to take full advantage of the decentralized workplaces made possible by information technology.

Drivers do not take full advantage of a vehicle's improved performance.

There are coaches who can use this disparity to full advantage , without dire recruiting consequences.

amount

Or offer to pay what you think is fair - not the full amount .

We recommended funding for the full amount of their request for acquisition, which was $ 212, 500.

The first woman spent the lot, the second spent half and banked the rest and the third invested the full amount .

Except Medicare, which pays the full amount .

Again, the full amount was taken from the account over the following days.

He says he found Scott had underbid one item by about $ 8, although it charged SunTran the full amount .

In other areas, social services will collect and pay the owner the full amount of money due.

In other words the tax is not spread over previous transactions, but is charged on the full amount of the sale.

attention

The few communications which do receive full attention normally achieve this through a combination of chance, inside information and relentless harrassment.

The cooking period may require full attention , as in stirring, basting, or turning, or it may not.

So it will be some time before he can turn his full attention to his hobby-horse Britain's motorway service station crisis.

Comrade leaders at all levels, you must give it your full attention .

No history of the arts can be written without full attention to both.

Cooper had turned full attention to his son, who maneuvered the tall porch steps, one at a time.

Second, the teacher is constantly interrupted by other children and can not give full attention to the reader.

The Merrimac, in company with the one-gun steamers Raleigh and Beaufort, now turned her full attention to the grounded Congress.

benefit

Realizing this will gradually help you to gain confidence to go deeper and deeper into relaxation and experience full benefit from it.

Ray was seldom inclined to be succinct, and he gave his interrogators the full benefit of his thinking.

On top of the recovery in demand, Forte stands to gain the full benefit of cost reductions of £40m made last year.

The full benefits will come through during the next few years.

But unlike their counterparts at Nissan and Toyota, none enjoys the full benefits of trade union membership.

When technological spillovers exist, firms find it difficult to appropriate the full benefits of their research activities.

It also notes that applications will have to be recompiled to get full benefit from the chip.

We regret that people in wheelchairs would not be able to gain full benefit from the visit.

board

The full board arrangement is very good value.

The full board will take up the matter Monday, and passage is expected.

The price includes two game drives and full board accommodation at Voi and Ngulia Lodges.

Cost for a course including full board and lodging is £175.

At present, the full board meets every other month.

University residence: accommodation is in individual rooms including full board .

First, however, the full board must give the go-ahead.

capacity

They are apparently quite relaxed about living next to railway stations, provided they are not used to their full capacity .

The whole system requires several people to operate it if it is to be used to its full capacity .

But the eight solar panels were not working to full capacity .

Already there are sawmills that can not operate at full capacity because of wood shortages.

They live in unsaturated habitats where harsh, unpredictable conditions keep populations from reaching full capacity .

Enterprises have sacked workers and are running at much less than their full capacity .

By early 1977, Tarrytown was back at full capacity with a work force of nearly 3, 800 workers.

circle

So we have come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

This brings the event almost full circle .

Now, however, it seems, the wheel has turned full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Sadly events have turned full circle and those who defended the university then must do so again.

colour

Dye transfer a photographic colour print using special coated papers to produce a full colour image.

To find out obtain our comprehensive full colour brochure.

Free full colour street map of Central Amsterdam.

Of course, it's come a long way since then - full colour on every page, two Megatapes each month.

Every page of the book has at least one stunning, full colour illustration - a rich and inspiring treat.

Return the coupon today for a free full colour brochure and details of your nearest Atco Appointed Dealer.

The Red Sea guide is illustrated with full colour aerial photographs with overlays showing suggested underwater routes.

Each guide also includes full colour underwater photographs illustrating the marine life you could expect to see.

complement

These divide and re-divide, each new cell carrying its full complement of chromosomes.

These have a full complement of hot peppers, lime and lemon grass, as well as rich coconut milk or coconut itself.

It should house the full complement of technical guides, manuals and publications.

Little Honoria had clearly been determined on her full complement of playmates.

It supports a full complement of networking, interface, development and database environments.

A nearly full complement of 673 passengers cast off from the city dock this day, dark with continuous rain.

Managers with a full complement of volunteers and adequate space, however, fare no better.

In the old days it had carried a full complement of aides, courtiers, ministers, secretaries and bodyguards.

control

In the other he remained in full control of events and in full possession of his rightful authority.

Nearly three-quarters of female owners have full control of their businesses, compared with only half of male owners.

For full control and communications, you need to open your windows from scripts.

The Republicans may not have a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate but they had full control of the media.

Clearly we do not have full control over feelings.

Monopoly or the full control of supply, and hence of price, by a single firm was the ultimate security.

The Beeb, meanwhile, says it can take full control in the event of no co-operation.

But Quakers regained full control and could have added more.

cost

If you don't qualify for a voucher you will have to pay the full cost of the glasses yourself.

However, not all packages cover the full cost .

If the Government were likely to meet the full cost , the proposal would be unnecessary.

Moreover, countries should price fuels to reflect their full costs , including environmental costs.

The full cost of this window was £14 5s 2d which was paid for by subscription.

In a more general study researching the full costs of accidents at work during 1991/92 some startling figures were revealed.

We may never learn the full cost .

day

Hoffman was under great pressure to work fast and took measurements over two full days .

Many children have difficulty adjusting to a full day away from home.

So it's back inside the building, for almost two full days of theory.

The president met that demand with his announcement Tuesday, the first full day of his second term.

It was felt Multavia warranted a full day .

He looked haggard and could no longer go through a full day of work without showing fatigue.

description

A full description is given on page 45.

A full description of what happened after that is never provided.

Our existing nutritional labelling gives a full description of sugar, fat and fibre content.

See separate entry for full description .

A full description of the meanings and uses of the status flag is given in the User's Guide.

See our supplement, free with this issue, for a full description of the superb Severe line up it.

On each resort page, you will find a photograph and a full description of each of our properties.

A fuller description of the process of data integration is presented by Flowerdew and Green in Chapter 4.

detail

The temporary replacement car will be made available only when full details of the loss or damage are notified to General Accident.

When full details of the draw were finally dispatched it emerged that Readers Digest had a considerable involvement.

Thus if the confidential information was published in full detail then the initial recipient would not have a head start.

Please refer to the individual hotel descriptions for full details .

Don't miss tomorrow's Echo for full details .

Please turn to the individual Club pages for full details of programmes and facilities available for children.

employment

The party was looking at full employment and a committee reported on the question in January 1944.

In other words, the type of full employment that he envisages is not realistic.

The consensus on full employment lasted as long as measures to achieve full employment involved only marginal changes to society.

Why was full employment a political imperative between 1944 and 1975?

In Whitehall there was a falling-off of interest in full employment .

Since that period government has retreated from the promise of full employment .

Now consider Fig. 15 which illustrates a full employment equilibrium position.

extent

The full extent of its difficulties is not generally known.

These collective liberties were slow to develop to their full extent .

They don't yet know the full extent of the pollution.

The barest of financial help was the full extent of Charles's aid.

The clamour reached a crescendo last year when the full extent of the problems relating to the Solicitors Indemnity Fund emerged.

By dawn the gale had abated, and the daylight showed the full extent of the damage.

The full extent of the attack must be discovered in order to assess its severity.

The exercise programme should not, however, be the full extent of coronary rehabilitation.

force

The full force of that old gaze.

The Tulsa humiliation was barely a week old and Harrick-bashing was in full force on the airwaves and in the papers.

It was easier to follow in the darkness, but exposed them to the full force of the wind and rain.

Short of bankruptcy, business creditors can go after debtors with the full force of the law.

The clutch has also been strengthened and a full Force exhaust system in titanium is added.

Yet now I wanted to feel it outside, to embrace the full force of the storm.

As soon as possible afterwards, the existing legal obligations on landlords in regard to repair and maintenance should be put into full force again.

He must identify with the victim such that his brutality hits him full force .

height

Sensing that he had the attention of the warriors the flagellant pulled himself up to his full height .

At his full height , Varney was a head taller than Ezra.

Amin, at his full height , looked down at me closely.

The porch is a semicircle of giant Ionic columns running the full height of the house.

Again Varney stood to full height .

Here there is a fine series of grooves that run virtually the full height of the cliff.

house

The atmosphere was tense and all realised it was heads down for a full house .

In December, the full House killed the royalty limit but adopted a ban on advances for future book contracts.

Tick them off as they appear - until you can call Diamond full house .

The Becketts have a full house and then some.

There has been a woman governor-general before, but not in this kind of full house .

The next week, we had a full house at the lunch.

Of those, reprimand is the mildest, but it must be debated and voted on by the full House .

investigation

There has got to be a full investigation .

A full investigation was to take place.

These are issues which require fuller investigation .

We must complete full investigations prior to commencing remedial repairs.

A Home Office pathologist and forensic science team are at the scene, carrying out a full investigation .

A full investigation of title is time consuming and should be started as early in the negotiation process as possible.

Councillors have now called for a full investigation before any action is taken.

These were issued by Innocent's officials without a full investigation of the facts.

knowledge

With Nicky's full knowledge and consent.

And a considerable number of economists, though not always in full knowledge of the implications, have conceded the point.

Early astronomers did not have telescopes to assist their observations, but nevertheless they had a full knowledge of the skies.

From this it would appear that a party can be considered to have waived his rights without full knowledge of the facts.

It is said that prior to birth the angels instruct the child in full knowledge of life and the universe.

Topic-neutral knowledge is weaker than, and hence is entailed by, full knowledge, though it does not entail it.

In the full knowledge that is the case, we can either choose to ride or we can jump off.

The purchaser would thereby be deemed to have full knowledge of all disputes.

length

I swung my boots up on to the bed and stretched out full length .

Zips: the two-way zip is well protected inside with a baffle and has anti-snag webbing along its full length .

Fairbrother, on 18, was bowled by a quicker full length ball from Warnaweera.

Tilda lay down full length on a baulk of timber.

Anthea turned out the light and stretched full length on the bed.

Harvey was lounging full length across the sheepskin seats that followed the wall around the corner.

Hastily Mike pulled at Adam, until he lay full length on the rug.

Cushioned benches sketched the full length on either side.

life

She had lived a very full life .

Perhaps if my parents had not died so early, I might have been able to live a full life .

I would so like to see Alida lead a fuller life , less anxious and restrained.

Quite simply because men must shale Parenting if women are to lead full lives .

TRESemmé's 4+4 Exothermic perm guarantees a strong wave formulation which means the curl structure lasts the full life of the perm.

Such openings can lead to a fuller life if the athlete surrenders to what is happening.

Some companies advertise kit, knowing that stocks are low and may not last for the full life of the ad.

But Karnaugh was exceptionally motivated, despite having what should be an exceptionally full life .

member

A player must serve a minimum of 12 consecutive months before becoming a full member .

Even if she manages to get through her first probationary year, life is not an easy ride for full members either.

It became a republic for a second time in 1968 and a full member of the Commonwealth in 1985.

We are full members of both bodies.

On the last Sunday in May 1943 were received as full members .

To become a full member , Britain would need to introduce several technical measures.

The Berlin members were not full members in that they did not have voting powers.

The tantalising apple just above their heads is acceptance as a full member of the western world.

membership

The annual subscription would increase from overseas to the full membership rate. referred to the capital needed to set it up.

But it also reserves the right to do so by insisting on full membership for them, which includes nuclear deterrence.

As we also noticed in chapter 3, we can not predict the full membership of the set on phonological grounds.

Or did it do the best it could from an ultraconservative group of selections given by the full membership ?

At that stage, the pressures for full membership are bound to mount at home and overseas.

After I had published a dozen pieces, I could apply for full membership .

Between 30 and 50 percent of constituency management committees voluntarily consulted their full membership before casting their votes.

Behind, the full membership of the United States Intelligence Board applauded in approval.

moon

Already the moon was up, a full moon bathing everything in a pale blue light.

Tours departs throughout the year on full moon weekends.

It is a beautiful night, a full moon and a few bright stars against the black sky over the Heath.

Jurors returned to Pythian Road under a full moon Thursday night.

Prime times for endings and beginnings will be around the full moons of March 8 and November 16 and the eclipses.

The full moon last night was so bright I could almost read by it.

The full moons and the eclipses will seek out the best and worst in your love life.

It surprised her to see a nearly full moon , a stack of fast-moving clouds passing northward.

name

An identity bracelet was put on her wrist with her full name and hospital record number written on it.

You know what my full name is?

For companies you need their full name , country of registration and registration number.

Include your full name and address, and request that your name be removed from their mailing list.

Madonna, whose full name is Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone, has resisted testifying in this case for some time.

My full name is Fenton Robert Marshall.

Please include your full name , town, county, and day and evening phone numbers.

part

It was cool, it was warm, it was a place of midnight in the fullest part of the day.

We must play our full part .

You should still play a full part in Arrange definite times and a workable routine.

Differing skill levels are accommodated through a handicapping system so everyone can play a full part .

I still dreamed of food and the convivial, outdoor feast, but I no longer took full part in the proceedings.

Action is needed at international level and we will play our full part .

potential

The full potential of DRAs has, however, hardly yet been recognised.

But as you grow in confidence, and experience, you will be able to realize your full potential .

Regular cleaning and servicing will then keep the instrument performing to its full potential .

This system exploited good land to its full potential .

In this way, individuals can develop their full potential and contribute to their own well-being and that of others.

It was therefore left to Lear to realise the full potential of lithography, and to revolutionise bird illustration in the process.

However, this is essential to continuing success, as is the development and harnessing of the full potential of all employees.

More economic patterns of resource allocation will result as underlying comparative advantages are allowed to exert their full potential .

price

Twentieth Century Fox executive Tom Sherak estimated the return would have been £25 million-plus if all tickets had been full price .

Finally he gave in and paid her full price for the remaining three.

Bond traders will not be willing to pay full price for a bond that has a low interest rate.

If I go to the market to buy a dozen eggs I pay the full price there and then.

Wright exacted the full price for rejection when he scored twice in Boro's recent 4-1 hammering of Leeds.

I can't feel that this music as presented here is an attractive proposition at full price .

They was rubbish, and they was full price .

range

AlterNet service also sells a full range of equipment used for the Internet connections: modems, routers, and terminal servers.

All the above yarns will be available from your local Spectrum stockist together with a full range of supporting pattern leaflets and books.

The firm provides a full range of audit, accounting, taxation and consulting services.

There are a full range of excellent hotels and guest houses throughout the county.

A full range of material is available from shrubs and whips to specimen trees.

With certain safeguards for patients who, for example, may require liver transplants in Philadelphia full range fundholding seems a realistic possibility.

Given the School's rapid rate of growth, more part-time tutors are needed across the full range of management activities.

recovery

The underlying improvement in operating performance and the restructuring implemented in 1992 have set us on the path to full recovery .

Another prize prospect, Class A pitcher Domingo Guzman, has tendinitis but is expected to make a full recovery .

She was severely injured but made a full recovery .

Whatever, let's hope she makes a full recovery .

The doctors told me they had high hopes that in a year you'd have made a full recovery .

She's still undergoing treatment and hasn't yet made a full recovery .

Doctors give him an 80-percent to 90-percent chance for a full recovery .

Julian then made a full recovery and lived for another forty years.

responsibility

Yes, we accept full responsibility for the quality of the holidays we provide.

My insisting that you own full responsibility has absolutely nothing to do with gender at all.

He must take full responsibility for making sure his requirements are met.

I accept full responsibility for the jury verdict.

You must also take full responsibility for your choice of components and their suitability for the job.

When I turned twenty, I decided to take full responsibility for myself.

Direct selling requires the firm to take full responsibility for establishing contact with potential customers.

The Independent Labour Party was thus forced to accept full responsibility for continuing the dispute.

scale

The arena was almost full and it had all the makings of a full scale rumble.

A full scale riot was building.

The full scale of destruction remains unclear.

But I wasn't into heroin on a full scale for a few years after that.

The Dukes halted the full scale destruction of the Forest, although only fragments remain today.

It is the first-ever full scale play to be presented in the 140 year history of St George's Hall.

Gold was found there and a full scale conservation row broke out as mining exploration started.

A full scale sample, to be representative, may mean carrying out many interviews over a geographically dispersed area.

size

On the emergence of the adult the wing is inflated to its full size by blood-pressure and the cuticle hardens.

They do not drop off when they reach full size .

The component layout and full size copper foil master pattern is shown in Fig 5.

This was approximately one fifth full size , but was a working mock-up rather than a true scale model.

Complete circuit diagram for the Quick Prom interface Fig. 4. printed circuit board component layout and full size copper foil master pattern.

Using at least two full sizes tighter than main tension, knit the number of rows given in pattern for rib.

Nicola dropped her arms and the shirt cuffs fell over her knuckles; it was a full size too big.

The Safety Centre features full size mock-ups of nearly every danger a child could face including house fires and high speed trains.

speed

Now, the economy is running at full speed .

They came at full speed , the leading man aiming to Sharpe's left, the other pulling to his right.

She barreled down the runway, sprinting full speed .

Switching the fan overhead to full speed , Rachel unpacked, put everything in her heated wardrobe.

It headed directly towards us at full speed behind a great white foaming bow-wave.

Somehow she had hit him when he was running at full speed and almost out of range.

But Williams appears to have recovered and is prepared to enter the second half at full speed .

stop

He didn't ask any questions full stop .

As we steamed past the mouth of an estuary, the ship came to almost a full stop in the water.

The words had been spoken with the finality of a full stop .

The full stop before Politically does a number of things simultaneously.

Her life had simply come to a full stop .

She gulped wine and set her glass down firm as a full stop .

They have come to a full stop .

He damned them all, saying the right answer was political; full stop .

story

The palaeontologist is like a detective trying to reconstruct a full story from a few fragmentary clues.

But there was no use brooding on it: the full story would never be known now.

We still do not know the full story of Brixton; therefore, we do not know the truth.

The full story of the dismissals was told to Fong by Margerine.

Read the full story in the January issue of eve.

That is why some reporters will go to greater lengths to look good than to get the full story .

They eventually lost that game although the 3-1 scoreline doesn't tell the full story of bad luck and missed chances.

He appears a rather humble man; but he expends considerable effort telling his full story .

strength

His companion had returned to full strength .

The Tallinn Chamber Orchestra, founded by Kaljuste in 1993, numbers 37 at full strength .

Welshpool are at full strength for the third division derby at unchanged Montgomery.

The concrete has to cure to achieve its full strength , and the foundation has to be attached to the footing.

This low alcohol version is as light and approachable as the full strength variety and is ideal for parties.

Neither team was close to full strength .

United have just about shaken off the flu bug and are back to more or less full strength .

The shift was ended, the sun was not yet up, though it was daylight, full strength and gray.

support

Roddy Neill, the Clydesdale Bank's business sector manager, said the improvements had the bank's full support .

President Ford agreed, and the Security Council came back in full support of Argus.

Too early a Western commitment of full support could be dangerous.

But in 2 1 / 2 years, she has only received full support of roughly $ 400 a month twice.

The first received full support of the trade union, the second did not.

We see this as a national event of great importance and we are lending it our full support .

Promotional groups will only be effective when they can deliver the full support of their clientele.

Ministers also continue to express full support for protective designations, especially the green belt26.

swing

The campaign has already been in full swing for several months, even though it has not officially started.

Behind us, the party was in full swing .

I was on campus when the food riots hit full swing .

These are the sure signs that green corn tamale season is in full swing .

The trouble with playing from this distance, however, is that you do not require a full swing .

Her training regimen, which is now in full swing for Boston, involves a daily run of 5 to 8 miles.

From around 50 yards out you will not need to produce a full swing .

They know who loves them, and their career is in full swing .

time

For the last month 30 police officers have been working on the case full time .

Robert McDaniel does it full time for a Time-Warner subsidiary.

Or was astute enough to realise that what worked for a few hours a week might not work full time .

I wanted to write full time , and to live in a town where I would meet more women.

On taking up the secondment full time at MOPs, the external manifestations of the quality initiative were less obvious.

After a year she began working full time in this field.

Voice over 16 officers are still working on the case full time .

understanding

Only a life history approach can allow us to follow these threads to a fuller understanding of each person's singular present.

Co-direction ensures that administrative decisions are made with the full understanding of the implications for all participants.

It provides a basis of fuller understanding of allusion, implication and inference.

We are presenting a view only that educational effects can not be interpreted without a full understanding of sign language.

A full understanding of differences in model properties requires detailed analysis of particular model equations or groups of equations.

She acquiesced with a full understanding of his reserve, and with no lessening in her dedication to his pleasure.

So, now that we know what both of these terms entail, I can continue with your full understanding .

So gradually a fuller understanding of the actions of the remedies is obtained enabling them to be used with greater accuracy.

use

It must also make full use of all sources of energy.

During these play bouts the kitten's imagination is put to full use .

He says that they can make full use of the science labs and workshops.

Make full use of mirrors and reflecting surfaces.

The vitamin B complex enables the body to make full use of the food consumed.

This may be because they are not working full-time or are not doing jobs which make full use of their abilities.

Maxwell Davies has written for him a 20-minute piece which makes full use of these strengths.

Farthing made full use of his stamina, taking the lead early.

view

He spent the interval in full view of the enemy, drinking tea.

I was visible for a sweep of sixty degrees and anyone entering the courtyard would get a full view .

Thought they could stand up in full view in a club crammed with people, execute the man.

We all wash up, standing in front of the kitchen sink, in full view of everyone else.

In my full view the judge went out, opened the gate and beckoned to him politely to enter and seek refuge.

The audacious ones stood in full view when she mounted the surrounding steps to a white marble sarcophagus.

In full view , the new father feels exhilarated, says Gottlieb.

year

They are not required to repeat the full year .

For the full year , the company expects revenue to have risen about 16 %.

One extra week's notice has to be given in respect of each full year of employment up to 12 years.

An estimate for the full year will be released tomorrow.

City analysts are forecasting that its contribution could be as much as £80m for the full year .

Obayashi expects to earn 30 billion yen for the full year through March 1996, a drop of 23. 4 percent.

Savings in a full year could reach £1 million if momentum is maintained.

Interim figures due Thursday are on course for a 7% rise to £195.3m with analysts likely to be upgrading full year predictions.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at) full blast

The heating was on full blast , but it was still freezing.

And at that moment, the air-conditioning goes off, and the heat is turned up full blast .

At Ninety-sixth Street they ascended together into the full blast of Broadway.

But the team, with their sirens and blue lights on full blast , raced on unaware of their own emergency.

By then, Second Brother had gone inside and turned the radio up full blast .

Even Reeves's younger brother, under the full blast of a howitzer shell, had stood a better chance.

He sometimes turned on the radio full blast , for example.

She made herself a high tea, put the gas fire on full blast and sat with a tray in front of the television.

They're certainly not over-fond of me, probably because my central heating is always on full blast in winter.

(at) full pelt

He ran full pelt down the street with a brick in his hand.

She was still going full pelt when Parkwood came into view.

(at) full tilt

Our factories are running at full tilt .

For old-style feel playing, I found this by far the best and most controllable overdrive setting, even on full tilt .

He just felt as if he'd run full tilt into a brick wall.

He scrambled to his feet and charged full tilt down the side of the dell.

Martin moved after it, slowly at first, but then faster and faster until he was running full tilt after the intruder.

Meanwhile, production amidst all the changes continues at full tilt .

Milan is usually still, the wind rarely sweeping full tilt across the Plain.

She was right at the end when, without warning, she ran full tilt into the arms of the waiting figure.

This was deep reading at full tilt , a sprint with lead survival gear strapped to your back.

at full stretch

Ahead, her father was riding alongside the hounds, at full stretch .

All the services for mental health seemed to be at full stretch already, he said.

Even so, their defence was at full stretch with the pace and movement of Saha and Hayles.

I was already at full stretch .

Jim Magilton, who has our vote as man of the match, had the champions at full stretch .

Last night, emergency services were still at full stretch and a full picture of the disaster had not yet emerged.

The men of Plataia were helping Athens, whose manpower was at full stretch , to man her great fleet.

Then she swiped me right across the nose, claws at full stretch .

be full of beans

I wish I was one of those people who are full of beans first thing in the morning.

You'd never think she'd been ill -- she came bouncing in this morning, full of beans .

Then she had been lying in the nursery rocking chair as stuffed with straw as Andy and Teddy were full of beans .

be full of piss and vinegar

be in full swing

Behind us, the party was in full swing .

Inaugural activities were in full swing Saturday despite the cold.

These are the sure signs that green corn tamale season is in full swing .

They know who loves them, and their career is in full swing .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

draw yourself up (to your full height)

full of the joys of spring

She's still full of the joys of spring .

full throttle

A Tory campaign machine on full throttle generally encountered sour looks and sullen stares.

Activists are going full throttle , too, leafleting homes, speaking out at public meetings.

As the boat is reversing steadily, Grant gives it full throttle forward.

Between six-day-a-week early morning practices and a string of visits by high school recruits, Jody is at full throttle .

Mike Holmgren is coming home the way anyone would like to do it, a winner, career at full throttle .

Shelford was at full throttle and all that stood in his way to a four pointer was the frail-looking frame of Roebuck.

The single four-barrel Holley carb can gulp down a staggering 750 cubic feet of air every minute at full throttle .

With mainsail set and at full throttle we steamed for home.

full/medium/light-bodied

full/packed/stuffed etc to the gills

If Tapie was a fish he'd be stuffed to the gills this issue!

It's a surprise then to find the Powerhaus pretty much packed to the gills .

full/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etc

You had to give Anthony top marks for persistence, she thought to herself.

You had to give the woman full marks for persistence.

give (full/free) rein to sth

Despite giving full rein to Laura's inner struggles and torments, Fuentes is far more interested in the grand scale.

So, goes the conspiracy, the Foreign Office can now give free rein to its instinctive Arabism.

The result has been that recent chancellors have been able to give free rein to their tax-reforming ambitions.

You'd be given free rein to run the show how you wanted it.

go the (full) distance

Along the way pilots take photographs of certain landmarks to prove they've gone the distance .

But since the State is unwilling to go the distance alone, rest assured his answer will be no.

Either can go the distance , but one is ever-so-much more delightful.

For those who went the distance it was time to reflect on their achievement.

Physically the Decimax should go the distance , too.

Steve Kemp and I became involved in a marathon match which went the full distance .

Together, they go the distance .

half/full price

We got all the furniture for half price .

At full price the set demands as much.

First, he has devised a way of buying the ground at less than half price .

I can't feel that this music as presented here is an attractive proposition at full price .

If the guest took up the booking, the deposit was part payment of the full price .

Most men's and women's clothing half price .

On Sundays from 3 p. m. to 5 p. m., admission is half price .

They was rubbish, and they was full price .

Visalia bought a swimming pool at half price because its employees were unencumbered by line item budgets.

have your hands full

Diane has her hands full with housekeeping chores and a new baby.

I'm sorry I can't help you -- I have my hands full right now.

The Mexican government had its hands full fighting a war on three fronts.

You must have your hands full with all this work to do and the children to look after.

And Brooks would have his hands full.

And you can bet we have our hands full.

I know I am going to have my hands full when his session is over.

So it looks as if the doctors and Osteopaths will continue to have their hands full.

So when the shutdown finally ends, the agency will have its hands full.

Steinbach will have his hands full with a pitching staff fresh out of the box.

The parents and teachers of many of these youngsters have their hands full enough just looking after them.

You guys have your hands full.

in (full) bloom

And what is this place with its pretty porticoes and geometric gardens in full bloom ?

Her hair spread on the pillow and the flame-tree in bloom in the garden outside.

His right arm, the one on the handle, was completely submerged in blooms .

Mustard in bloom , mustard in art, mustard in food, even a mustard competition.

Saguaros in bloom , the glare of a horned owl and javelinas rooting for a bite to eat.

The flowers in bloom upon the graves at the Cemetery were shot away.

The village is also to enter the Tidy Britain and Britain in Bloom contests.

in (full) blossom

But in blossoming , Jessie unknowingly tears open a decades-old secret that could cost her her life.

He looks out of his window and sees amidst his winter garden one tree in full blossom .

Peach and cherry trees are out in blossom , and we've seen quite a few birds.

She was an autumn flower in blossom .

in (full) colour

Description: The leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. crenata, and deeper in colour .

It is not uncommon to find old goldfish that are pale lemon or even white in colour .

It shimmers and alters in colour depending on our thoughts, emotions and physical state.

Pale in colour and mild in taste, it is quite different from late-season lamb.

The lacquered table, using the same veneers, had been slightly disappointing in colour .

The photos, especially those in colour , give a fair taste of what's in store.

The pupil is very large and only a portion of the iris is present, so the eye appears dark in colour .

The substitute scroll is smaller, and the bark is noticeably lighter in colour .

in (full) possession of your faculties/senses

He's difficult to get along with but still in full possession of his faculties.

in full flow

Just over the aisle it's the seaside, complete with botanist, David Bellamy in full flow .

in full measure

The love was returned in full measure .

in full/glorious technicolour

That night Jay dreamed in glorious technicolour with full Dolby stereo.

know full/perfectly well

I know perfectly well that metastases are not just a characteristic of malignant cells, spreading from organ to organ.

In everyday life we talk about things being good and bad, and we know perfectly well what we mean.

Oh, I glory in inconsistencies, as you know full well .

Ought we to think less of Johnson for agreeing because he knew full well that he could influence Boswell?

She knew perfectly well he didn't trust her.

The public know full well that the Labour party taxes and spends, taxes and spends.

You know perfectly well I can't.

You know perfectly well that women get depressed at - at certain times.

live life to the full

A church that only looks to itself will never be living life to the full.

At the new house, he lived life to the full.

It affects us directly - a balanced diet means we have the necessary energy to carry on living life to the full.

To live life to the full involves awareness of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self.

Tony was treated like an adult, and he got to live life to the full.

Wants to live life to the full.

on full beam

part-timer/full-timer

pump sb full of sth

The doctor had him pumped full of pain killers.

It pumps me so full of adrenalin that I pace in and out of duty-free shops, toilets, coffee shops, anything.

Suit's pumped me full of painkillers, but nothing else.

They pumped her full of drugs.

run/extend the (full) width of sth

Even the view from the big window that runs the width of her office is unadorned.

It ran the width of the ship and was full of machinery.

She led them on to a small covered terrace running the full width of the house.

The room she entered ran the width of the house, with windows at both ends.

run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of sth

A faint scar ran the length of his left cheek.

I always enjoyed walking the full length of the street to check how the other shops were faring.

I would have to walk the length of the shed to reach him.

Next door, the living room is large and beautifully proportioned, running the length of the house.

The loft ran the length of the house from front to back, and it was lit by two unshaded forty-watt bulbs.

Then Red runs the length of the court, grabs a pass, drives to the basket and sinks one.

sb sees the glass as half-empty/half-full

the full measure of sth

His poetry beautifully expresses the full measure of his joy.

The United States will continue to furnish you and your people with the fullest measure of support in this bitter fight.

the full monty

the full monty

with full military honours

After they have been examined, they will be buried with full military honours at one of the war graves.

Cody was subsequently given a funeral with full military honours by the Aldershot garrison.

He was buried with full military honours in Manchester.

Memories of a man coming home for burial, with full military honours ... Such a very long time ago.

The real leg was buried in the field of battle-with full military honours .

The service was conducted with full military honours , ending in shots being fired over Paul's coffin.

They are reburied with full military honours in the region's Commonwealth war graves.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Full details of the travel arrangements will be published as soon as possible.

full sleeves

a full bottle of milk

a full box of cereal

A black necklace hung down over her full breasts.

After decades of nearly full employment, about 3000 local residents lost their jobs when the factory closed.

All the parking spaces were full .

Cheddar cheese ages well to produce a full , rich aroma.

Connors made a full confession to the police.

David wants a full report of the accident first thing in the morning.

He sat on the witness stand for four full days.

I've had a full week. I'm looking forward to staying home tonight.

Joanna's full red lips were fixed in an inviting smile.

Please write your full name and address at the top of the form.

Salcido gave a full confession to the police.

Sidney got married in full army uniform.

The atlas contains full statistical descriptions of each country.

The buses were full of people going to work.

The lecture hall was full for MacGowan's talk.

The restaurant was already full when we got there.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Baseball attendance is much less likely to be a full day event.

But despite that, Gloucestershire County Council still can't find another school that will accept him as a full time student.

Helsinki was full of pious declarations about the inviolability of borders and non-interference in internal affairs.

She wanted a full report on the boy.

The room is full of smoke: nicotine has become the ambient atmosphere.

To pave the way, Roosevelt promoted Stilwell to full general.

Your tank has certainly reached its limits now, and some of the fish have yet to reach their full potential.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

live

It appeared that she was set to live out a life full of honors and devoted to the causes that interested her.

But for eighteen years she had lived in a house full of touches from the other side.

In San Salvador he had lived in a house full of family where there was always some one to pay attention to him.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(at) full blast

The heating was on full blast , but it was still freezing.

And at that moment, the air-conditioning goes off, and the heat is turned up full blast .

At Ninety-sixth Street they ascended together into the full blast of Broadway.

But the team, with their sirens and blue lights on full blast , raced on unaware of their own emergency.

By then, Second Brother had gone inside and turned the radio up full blast .

Even Reeves's younger brother, under the full blast of a howitzer shell, had stood a better chance.

He sometimes turned on the radio full blast , for example.

She made herself a high tea, put the gas fire on full blast and sat with a tray in front of the television.

They're certainly not over-fond of me, probably because my central heating is always on full blast in winter.

(at) full pelt

He ran full pelt down the street with a brick in his hand.

She was still going full pelt when Parkwood came into view.

(at) full tilt

Our factories are running at full tilt .

For old-style feel playing, I found this by far the best and most controllable overdrive setting, even on full tilt .

He just felt as if he'd run full tilt into a brick wall.

He scrambled to his feet and charged full tilt down the side of the dell.

Martin moved after it, slowly at first, but then faster and faster until he was running full tilt after the intruder.

Meanwhile, production amidst all the changes continues at full tilt .

Milan is usually still, the wind rarely sweeping full tilt across the Plain.

She was right at the end when, without warning, she ran full tilt into the arms of the waiting figure.

This was deep reading at full tilt , a sprint with lead survival gear strapped to your back.

at full stretch

Ahead, her father was riding alongside the hounds, at full stretch .

All the services for mental health seemed to be at full stretch already, he said.

Even so, their defence was at full stretch with the pace and movement of Saha and Hayles.

I was already at full stretch .

Jim Magilton, who has our vote as man of the match, had the champions at full stretch .

Last night, emergency services were still at full stretch and a full picture of the disaster had not yet emerged.

The men of Plataia were helping Athens, whose manpower was at full stretch , to man her great fleet.

Then she swiped me right across the nose, claws at full stretch .

be full of beans

I wish I was one of those people who are full of beans first thing in the morning.

You'd never think she'd been ill -- she came bouncing in this morning, full of beans .

Then she had been lying in the nursery rocking chair as stuffed with straw as Andy and Teddy were full of beans .

be full of piss and vinegar

be in full swing

Behind us, the party was in full swing .

Inaugural activities were in full swing Saturday despite the cold.

These are the sure signs that green corn tamale season is in full swing .

They know who loves them, and their career is in full swing .

come/go full circle

After the experiments of the 1960s, education has come full circle in its methods of teaching reading.

A manufacturer of sun care products has just issued a report showing that the view on tanning has come full circle .

Cross the Bahnhof bridge, and you will have come full circle back to the starting point.

In a way, we've almost come full circle back to what I was trained to do, which is teaching.

Only a classic endures, and sooner or later the fashion comes full circle .

So we have come full circle .

The neo-colonial wheel has almost come full circle .

Thus the research has come full circle .

Today, society has evolved and the wheel has come full circle .

crammed with/crammed full of sth

draw yourself up (to your full height)

full of the joys of spring

She's still full of the joys of spring .

full throttle

A Tory campaign machine on full throttle generally encountered sour looks and sullen stares.

Activists are going full throttle , too, leafleting homes, speaking out at public meetings.

As the boat is reversing steadily, Grant gives it full throttle forward.

Between six-day-a-week early morning practices and a string of visits by high school recruits, Jody is at full throttle .

Mike Holmgren is coming home the way anyone would like to do it, a winner, career at full throttle .

Shelford was at full throttle and all that stood in his way to a four pointer was the frail-looking frame of Roebuck.

The single four-barrel Holley carb can gulp down a staggering 750 cubic feet of air every minute at full throttle .

With mainsail set and at full throttle we steamed for home.

full/medium/light-bodied

full/packed/stuffed etc to the gills

If Tapie was a fish he'd be stuffed to the gills this issue!

It's a surprise then to find the Powerhaus pretty much packed to the gills .

full/top marks for effort/trying/persistence etc

You had to give Anthony top marks for persistence, she thought to herself.

You had to give the woman full marks for persistence.

give (full/free) rein to sth

Despite giving full rein to Laura's inner struggles and torments, Fuentes is far more interested in the grand scale.

So, goes the conspiracy, the Foreign Office can now give free rein to its instinctive Arabism.

The result has been that recent chancellors have been able to give free rein to their tax-reforming ambitions.

You'd be given free rein to run the show how you wanted it.

go the (full) distance

Along the way pilots take photographs of certain landmarks to prove they've gone the distance .

But since the State is unwilling to go the distance alone, rest assured his answer will be no.

Either can go the distance , but one is ever-so-much more delightful.

For those who went the distance it was time to reflect on their achievement.

Physically the Decimax should go the distance , too.

Steve Kemp and I became involved in a marathon match which went the full distance .

Together, they go the distance .

half/full price

We got all the furniture for half price .

At full price the set demands as much.

First, he has devised a way of buying the ground at less than half price .

I can't feel that this music as presented here is an attractive proposition at full price .

If the guest took up the booking, the deposit was part payment of the full price .

Most men's and women's clothing half price .

On Sundays from 3 p. m. to 5 p. m., admission is half price .

They was rubbish, and they was full price .

Visalia bought a swimming pool at half price because its employees were unencumbered by line item budgets.

have your hands full

Diane has her hands full with housekeeping chores and a new baby.

I'm sorry I can't help you -- I have my hands full right now.

The Mexican government had its hands full fighting a war on three fronts.

You must have your hands full with all this work to do and the children to look after.

And Brooks would have his hands full.

And you can bet we have our hands full.

I know I am going to have my hands full when his session is over.

So it looks as if the doctors and Osteopaths will continue to have their hands full.

So when the shutdown finally ends, the agency will have its hands full.

Steinbach will have his hands full with a pitching staff fresh out of the box.

The parents and teachers of many of these youngsters have their hands full enough just looking after them.

You guys have your hands full.

in (full) bloom

And what is this place with its pretty porticoes and geometric gardens in full bloom ?

Her hair spread on the pillow and the flame-tree in bloom in the garden outside.

His right arm, the one on the handle, was completely submerged in blooms .

Mustard in bloom , mustard in art, mustard in food, even a mustard competition.

Saguaros in bloom , the glare of a horned owl and javelinas rooting for a bite to eat.

The flowers in bloom upon the graves at the Cemetery were shot away.

The village is also to enter the Tidy Britain and Britain in Bloom contests.

in (full) blossom

But in blossoming , Jessie unknowingly tears open a decades-old secret that could cost her her life.

He looks out of his window and sees amidst his winter garden one tree in full blossom .

Peach and cherry trees are out in blossom , and we've seen quite a few birds.

She was an autumn flower in blossom .

in (full) colour

Description: The leaves are slightly smaller than those of M. crenata, and deeper in colour .

It is not uncommon to find old goldfish that are pale lemon or even white in colour .

It shimmers and alters in colour depending on our thoughts, emotions and physical state.

Pale in colour and mild in taste, it is quite different from late-season lamb.

The lacquered table, using the same veneers, had been slightly disappointing in colour .

The photos, especially those in colour , give a fair taste of what's in store.

The pupil is very large and only a portion of the iris is present, so the eye appears dark in colour .

The substitute scroll is smaller, and the bark is noticeably lighter in colour .

in (full) possession of your faculties/senses

He's difficult to get along with but still in full possession of his faculties.

in full flow

Just over the aisle it's the seaside, complete with botanist, David Bellamy in full flow .

in full measure

The love was returned in full measure .

in full/glorious technicolour

That night Jay dreamed in glorious technicolour with full Dolby stereo.

know full/perfectly well

I know perfectly well that metastases are not just a characteristic of malignant cells, spreading from organ to organ.

In everyday life we talk about things being good and bad, and we know perfectly well what we mean.

Oh, I glory in inconsistencies, as you know full well .

Ought we to think less of Johnson for agreeing because he knew full well that he could influence Boswell?

She knew perfectly well he didn't trust her.

The public know full well that the Labour party taxes and spends, taxes and spends.

You know perfectly well I can't.

You know perfectly well that women get depressed at - at certain times.

live life to the full

A church that only looks to itself will never be living life to the full.

At the new house, he lived life to the full.

It affects us directly - a balanced diet means we have the necessary energy to carry on living life to the full.

To live life to the full involves awareness of the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual self.

Tony was treated like an adult, and he got to live life to the full.

Wants to live life to the full.

on full beam

packed with/full of sth

Fortunately, there are many Web sites packed full of copyright-free graphics and other components.

Ragu's also packed full of other good things, like herbs and spices.

They're packed full of Vitamin C to keep your eyes fresh and revitalised.

This beautiful little fishing town is packed full of narrow winding cobbled streets and colourful terraced houses.

This final line-up was packed full of skilled musicians, each of whom had his own musical statement to make.

Zest also includes a 16 page motivation section packed full of ideas about how to get in great shape.

part-timer/full-timer

pump sb full of sth

The doctor had him pumped full of pain killers.

It pumps me so full of adrenalin that I pace in and out of duty-free shops, toilets, coffee shops, anything.

Suit's pumped me full of painkillers, but nothing else.

They pumped her full of drugs.

run/extend the (full) width of sth

Even the view from the big window that runs the width of her office is unadorned.

It ran the width of the ship and was full of machinery.

She led them on to a small covered terrace running the full width of the house.

The room she entered ran the width of the house, with windows at both ends.

run/stretch/walk etc the (full) length of sth

A faint scar ran the length of his left cheek.

I always enjoyed walking the full length of the street to check how the other shops were faring.

I would have to walk the length of the shed to reach him.

Next door, the living room is large and beautifully proportioned, running the length of the house.

The loft ran the length of the house from front to back, and it was lit by two unshaded forty-watt bulbs.

Then Red runs the length of the court, grabs a pass, drives to the basket and sinks one.

sb sees the glass as half-empty/half-full

the full measure of sth

His poetry beautifully expresses the full measure of his joy.

The United States will continue to furnish you and your people with the fullest measure of support in this bitter fight.

the full monty

the full monty

with full military honours

After they have been examined, they will be buried with full military honours at one of the war graves.

Cody was subsequently given a funeral with full military honours by the Aldershot garrison.

He was buried with full military honours in Manchester.

Memories of a man coming home for burial, with full military honours ... Such a very long time ago.

The real leg was buried in the field of battle-with full military honours .

The service was conducted with full military honours , ending in shots being fired over Paul's coffin.

They are reburied with full military honours in the region's Commonwealth war graves.

III. adverb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Schatz pledged that the parents would be fully informed of the inquiry's findings.

The airline says the complaints will be fully investigated.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Oh, I glory in inconsistencies, as you know full well.

They know full well that Joe Biden and other newly empowered Democrats share their doubts on missile defence.

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