Meaning of HEART in English

HEART

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a back/heart/kidney etc problem

He was born with heart problems.

a donor heart/liver/kidney etc

The technique keeps the donor heart beating while it is transported.

a heart defect

Laura was born with a rare heart defect.

a heart patient (= one with heart disease )

Some heart patients have to wait between three months and a year for surgery.

a heart/liver/kidney etc donor

There is a shortage of kidney donors.

a heart/lung/skin etc condition

I’m taking some medicine for a heart condition.

a knee/heart/stomach etc operation

He is almost back to full fitness after a knee operation.

a lonely hearts column British English (= with advertisements for a new lover or friend )

Some men place advertisements in the lonely hearts columns.

bleeding heart

cry your eyes/heart out (= be extremely sad and cry a lot )

Lucy read the letter and cried her eyes out.

dicky heart/ticker (= a heart that is weak and not very healthy )

gladden...hearts

It will gladden the hearts of my friends to see you.

had a special place in...heart

Her second son had a special place in her heart .

have/suffer a heart attack

heart attack

You almost gave me a heart attack there!

heart disease

heart failure

heart pounding in her chest

She ran, her heart pounding in her chest .

heart...aching

Tim’s heart was aching for her.

heart/knee/brain etc surgery

She is now fit again after knee surgery.

heart/liver/kidney disease

He is being treated for kidney disease.

heart...melted

My heart just melted when I saw her crying.

in the heart of a city

The cathedral is right in the heart of the city.

jack of hearts/clubs etc

lonely hearts

massive stroke/heart attack etc

He suffered a massive stroke.

pour out your heart/soul (= tell someone all your feelings, including your most secret ones )

Purple Heart

sb’s heart/pulse rate (= the number of beats per minute )

A miner’s resting heart rate can be between 40 and 60 beats a minute.

soft heart

He has a soft heart beneath that cold exterior.

stab sb in the heart/arm etc

She had been stabbed in the chest repeatedly.

strike terror into sb’s heart

His fearsome appearance strikes terror into the hearts of his enemies.

strike...at the heart of

Such prejudices strike right at the heart of any notions of a civilized society.

suffer a heart attack/stroke

He died after suffering a massive heart attack.

the heart/crux of the matter (= the most important part of something )

The crux of the matter is: how do we prevent these floods from happening again?

the very heart of sth

The hotel is located in the very heart of the city.

touched the hearts

Her plight has touched the hearts of people around the world.

weak heart/lungs etc

My grandfather had a weak heart.

your heart/pulse/breathing quickens (= your heart beats faster because you are afraid, excited etc )

She caught sight of Rob and felt her heart quicken.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

broken

The system caused many a broken heart over the generations.

It was the universal panacea for a broken heart .

Harald died three months later, I believe of a broken heart .

This was after David had split up with Hermione and was nursing a broken heart .

Eating never fixed a broken heart !

Neither miscarriages nor broken hearts , feuds or fainting fits, had ever managed to extinguish the footlights.

Some said she'd left with a broken heart .

No broken heart , you're free.

coronary

Discussion Overall we found that periodontal disease was associated with a small increased risk of coronary heart disease.

For coronary heart disease alone, the death rate in that same 10-year period declined by 26 percent.

Prevention of coronary heart disease with pravastatin in men with hypercholesterolaemia.

We found no association between extent of active dental decay and risk of coronary heart disease.

The essential question is whether the association between dental disease and coronary heart disease is causal.

Similar differences in relative risks between young and old have been observed in studies of other risk factors for coronary heart disease.

That diet is associated with the group's continuing lower coronary heart disease rates, despite higher blood pressure.

The incidence of coronary heart disease was the primary outcome measure in our analyses.

dear

Performance-related pay is obviously dear to the hearts of the authors of the Patient's Charter.

Again, the golden rule is only pick a cause that is dear to your heart .

He stole your dear heart away with his lies.

This pretension was to be dear to the heart of Philip Augustus.

The question of establishment raised mutatis mutandis other causes dear to radical hearts .

You've all the enthusiasm needed to campaign for a cause or idea that's near and dear to your heart .

heavy

Eve had spent the day wandering around Dublin with a heavy heart .

Here is a soldier who was waiting, with a heavy heart , to suffer and die in battle.

I bowed to superior will and entered journalism with a heavy heart .

Even so, he felt heavy of heart .

They walked together towards the street, her body heavy but her heart lighter than when she had come.

Virginia went up to her bedroom with a heavy heart , to change out of the clothes she'd worn all day.

She gave her letter to the postman with a heavy heart , wondering if she would ever see her sister again.

very

Data integration is especially a problem for geographers because information synthesis is at the very heart of the discipline.

Fifteen acres of rich, tropical gardens in the very heart of the city.

The implications of its absence in animals permeate to the very heart of our everyday talk about them.

This site is next to our great national cathedral - the very heart of the capital city.

Catalysts lie at the very heart of the chemicals industry.

Will the Secretary of State answer that question truthfully because it strikes at the very heart of democracy?

Enigmatic, delicate and beautifully understated, this is a book that will draw you into its very heart .

The point at the very heart of anti-insider dealing legislation is the prohibition on the use of valuable information.

■ NOUN

attack

Is it surprising that he should die a natural death from a heart attack ?

When she had a heart attack , with no health insurance, they were evicted and ended up homeless.

One had had a suspected heart attack , another had a broken leg.

Gave Mrs Grote a heart attack .

He later was rector of two other Norfolk parishes and retired in 1979 after a heart attack .

The drug, called tPA, is a blood-thinner widely used to break up the clots that cause heart attacks .

She thought of those other, milder heart attacks and felt afraid for him.

For two decades, research has re-ported that anger is related to an increased risk of heart attack .

beating

Still she said nothing, but she could feel her heart beating faster.

Otherwise it is an ordinary day, the curtains billowing, house empty, heart beating . 3.

Paige could feel her heart beating like a trapped bird in her chest and her senses reeled.

Her heart beating erratically, she obeyed, clasping her hands together to prevent her fingers from straying into his black hair.

Only a machine keeps the heart beating . 5.

She felt her body, the sweat that held them together, Nathan's heart beating frantically against her chest.

I listened to my heart beating .

She went with him, her heart beating heavily.

condition

He was put down early in 1986 at the age of eighteen when an incurable heart condition was diagnosed.

Two passengers with minor cuts and a man with a heart condition were taken to hospitals.

It was unlike her to miss a heart condition in a special patient.

But it did not work at all well for the degenerative diseases such as cancer, lupus, or various heart conditions .

She turned to the dealers and complained this time about her heart condition .

Sinai Hospital Geriatrics Department identified 233 older adults with heart conditions , all of whom should have been receiving the drugs.

He did not know that in his last months he had developed a fatal heart condition .

Instead all she had was a heart condition , which progressively weakened her until she died at fifty-five.

disease

Continual weight fluctuation increases the risk of heart disease and early death.

The ability of skin cholesterol to predict heart disease is similar to that of blood cholesterol.

It may be that a relaxed and cheerful attitude to socializing is the real protective against heart disease .

She recently became a spokeswoman for the cause of reducing heart disease in women.

Excess flab causes heart disease , strokes, cancers, arthritis and a tendency to find Jo Brand funny.

Emphysema and valvular heart disease have left him debilitated and physically dependent.

There will also be targets aimed at reducing the incidence of strokes, heart disease and preventable cancers.

Overweight children and adults have increased heart disease risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels.

failure

Muscle cramps, kidney and even heart failure are the physical results of prolonged bulimia.

Patients with liver or heart failure frequently have a primary respiratory alkalosis.

Any great degree of such aortic valve incompetence will place an unacceptable work-load on the heart , with resulting heart failure .

Starting soon, some one from the Massachusetts center will check up several times a week on senior citizens with congestive heart failure .

But fainting, and heart failure , is possible.

If the patient develops early overt congestive heart failure it is contraindicated, but do seriously consider it later.

In addition, hypocalcemia has been associated with cardiac enlargement and congestive heart failure .

problem

Susan's cousin, Craig O'Mahoney, was born with heart problems and had to be rushed to a hospital on Tyneside.

Yeltsin, 66, suffers from heart problems , recently underwent bypass surgery and was stricken with pneumonia last month.

Later that year came the first signs of health trouble when he was taken to hospital with a heart problem .

However, Seldane may cause heart problems if taken with certain antibiotics or anti-fungal drugs, warns Choi.

There is often associated muscle weakness and sometimes heart problems can occur.

The disorder is not a type of heart problem , neurosis, or depression, how-ever.

If caught during the early weeks of pregnancy it can cause deafness, blindness and heart problems in the baby.

His family told authorities Daniels had no history of heart problems .

rate

Then our heart rate climbs, steadily, until our ears are gulping on the new blood.

After a minute of this, your heart rate has slowed by 20 percent.

This increases your heart rate and encourages more oxygen into the body as you breathe more quickly.

Prolonged high levels of cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart rate tax the cardiovascular system.

The study was stopped if symptoms became severe or if heart rate rose above 140 beats per minute.

Hypothermia weakens muscles and slows heart rate , which may stop if body temperature falls below 90 degrees.

This is displayed on the electro-cardiograph screen, along with heart rate .

Like digestion, heart rate , respiration, or perspiration, sleep is an involuntary function of the autonomic nervous system.

surgery

The following is an example of some cognitive objectives for teaching the nursing care of a patient recovering from heart surgery .

Has the price of heart surgery gone up in the last five hundred years?

Tiny Kane Elmore died after becoming infected with the bacteria following heart surgery .

Among many recent attempts to measure spirituality in relation to health, heart surgery patients help make a point.

With today's 99 percent success rate the future for most open heart surgery patients is rosy.

Galway who has made a full recovery after heart surgery a year ago, now follows a careful diet.

Under the current arrangements, the priorities within open heart surgery are decided solely by the clinicians concerned.

In May this year he had heart surgery .

■ VERB

beat

The beating heart of labor was enchanted to a stone.

I waited and heard the beating of my heart .

Here l am, at my age, and I never heard the beating of my heart before.

They can go deep into it, on foot, and still find the beating heart of wilderness there.

break

I knew Marcus needed me and it was breaking my heart .

It was part sadness, like a broken heart .

A terrible, impersonal courtesy had crept into Luke's manner, and it was breaking Maria's heart all over again.

This bread is so popular that it broke my heart having to throw it out.

Nothing worth breaking your heart over.

As she goes through bottles, bands and boyfriends, she leaves a trail of her broken heart behind her.

And I didn't break any hearts - they all knew the score.

And, now, they race with broken hearts .

capture

Gossip has it that Madonna has also captured Beatty's heart .

They remember history by evoking magical names from the past, players who captured the hearts of the nation.

If only he hadn't captured her heart .

die

If a stock-oriented ports folio makes you nervous and more likely to die young from a heart attack, forget it.

Of course, he defied doctor's orders, and in 1977 he died of a massive heart attack, aged sixty.

Then he died suddenly of a heart attack in 1983 at the age of 53.

Then I sow one of my colleagues die from a heart attack and two others crack up under the strain.

The autopsy report stated that Agit Salman died of a heart attack.

A day or so later, his father died of a heart attack.

eat

Eric Clapton eat your heart out.

Pablo Picasso, eat your heart out.

Philip Schofield, eat your heart out.

We all know those clergymen and their choirboys, don't we? Eat your heart out, Socrates!

The square tango had to be seen to be believed - eat your hearts out, disco dancers!

Kate is obviously eating her heart out for a colour changer and an intarsia carriage.

Keith Floyd eat your heart out!!

feel

Ruth looked, feeling her heart thump.

My head was resting against his chest and I felt his heart beating against my eye and cheek.

She turned away, feeling sick at heart , even though she knew she should be glad.

He could feel his heart beating in his throat.

When he talked to me, I felt my heart jump.

Jess swallowed, feeling her heart pump and thud.

She felt her heart thump in reaction to the stress she had been under.

lie

The allure of diamonds lies at the heart of the issue.

Unlike some Straussians, however, he highlights the persistent waltz rhythms that lie at the heart of the horror.

Though selection of countries lies at the heart of comparison, selection without reflection may lead to serious problems of inference.

Therein, lies the heart , the pity and the anguish of this initial collaboration between Strauss and poet Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

The village lies in the heart of Winifred Holtby country, between the main Wolds area and the contrasting lowlands of Holderness.

Supporters claim the policy lies at the heart of their efforts to impose financial hardships on the Castro regime.

The job description lies at the heart of good recruitment and selection practice.

It is one that lies close to the heart of any study of the interaction of religion and society.

lose

It took some effort for Charles not to lose heart .

Like their rivals, they expect no gifts, no walkovers against an opponent who has lost heart and given up.

How easy it was to lose heart .

Knowing the examination is a written one, he loses heart .

But the London Planetarium has not lost its heart .

I really lost heart when I realized that you could probably eat the chemicals spread across my table.

It was Niki who had lost heart .

People who participate only in theory lose heart .

open

After the war, black GIs came home with opened eyes and hearts full of pride.

She was friendly and easy to talk to and, after a while, I opened up my heart .

She felt guilty, always guilty, thinking how she should be opening her whole heart to him.

But incredulity it was that popped my eyes open and stopped my heart , swept away my slightest consciousness of pain.

He was close to tears when he started to read a statement in which he opened his heart as never before.

We opened our hearts and wept.

pound

He stopped on the stairs, all his old fears returning, feeling his heart beginning to pound .

His heart pounded as he hung up the receiver.

I hurried home, my heart pounding and my hands trembling in spite of myself-I could not believe it.

I jumped, a small, involuntary hop in place, my heart pounding .

She forced her eyes open, and at once her heart was pounding .

He wanted to pretend cool detachment, but his heart was pounding .

I felt my own blouse sticking to my back, my heart pounding fast.

pour

We may pour out our hearts about the situation in which we find ourselves, expressing our trust, hope and confidence.

Amid all the purple, there was cardinal and gold, spilling from guts and pouring from hearts .

He poured out his heart to me.

She would regularly pour out her heart to the kind-hearted friend who she has known since her teenage days.

I think he poured his heart and soul into dance.

Andrus had gone to Zoser and poured out his heart .

set

On the back of this publicity, a range of young artists arose, set to conquer our hearts and minds.

He was not a man to give way easily and he had clearly set his heart on making her recognise her father.

Thoughts of the night that had just passed set her heart pounding and the blood rushing to her face.

It fell with a crash which rattled her composure and set her heart thudding.

The desire to reform, to set the human heart in harmony with principles of virtue produced moral plays.

So now, after all, there was something she had set her heart on.

The thought of running to catch a bus may be enough to set your heart racing.

stop

She stopped breathing but her heart kept on thudding its own wild race.

I wish I could call you now but a ringing phone at such an hour stops the very heart .

She stopped immediately, her heart thumping in sudden fright as she saw that the chapel was occupied.

The first drug paralyzed his lungs; the second stopped his heart .

The fire to a Gruncher is like your heart is to you. Stop your heart and you die at once.

The look on the dead man's face was ghastly, as if some phantom of the night had stopped his heart .

Thomas Cotterill had stopped breathing and his heart had stopped.

Shiona stopped breathing, her heart pounding inside her.

strike

I predicted that a dramatic event would soon strike at the heart of the Royal Family.

We want to set up an event that will make it appear they have struck at the heart of our government.

The Slav opposition collapsed almost immediately, as if the very name of Charles had struck terror into their hearts .

Every crisis would strike terror into the hearts of people everywhere.

If there is a single subject guaranteed to strike fear in the hearts of parents, it is drugs.

The very physical description of the Huns proved sufficient in and of itself to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies.

Those two little hyphenated words struck terror in the heart of some one eager for a weekend of yoga classes and silent breakfasts.

The man whose very name struck terror in the hearts of managing directors?

suffer

He suffered a heart attack early in the game.

In Connecticut, a Waterbury man suffered a fatal heart attack Sunday night after going outside to fill his snowblower with gasoline.

The swop did not come to light until Arlena, who suffered from a congenital heart defect, had to undergo surgery.

Finally, at eighty-six, she suffered a very severe heart attack that killed her.

In Britain one in ten men under the age of retirement will suffer a heart attack.

Before it could be resolved, Alsop suffered a heart attack.

And in Dusseldorf police said a member of the Republican party suffered a heart attack after being beaten up by demonstrators.

In the spring of 1993, Li suffered a heart attack and was relieved of more duties.

tear

It tore her heart to see him go.

If they start building here, it will be like tearing my heart out.

Long and slow, powerful enough to tear the heart right out of her.

Well, sir, what they saw inside, it just tore their hearts out, it was so horrible.

Why do I tear my heart by recalling our words then?

Brewer reveals why the burning of Sarajevo's National Library tore out the heart of the city.

A torn heart also causes earthquakes.

touch

That despairing bleat touched a heart she hadn't been sure still existed.

The test of its substance is the right to differ as to things that touch the heart of the existing order.

Shiona felt a cold hand touch her heart .

George Burns' sense of timing and captivating smile touched the hearts and funny bones of more than three generations.

He touched he heart , awakening the love, stirring the pain.

He wanted her to be permanent, an edifice whose piles touched the heart of the earth.

Peace on Earth as he lets his light shine, he touched my heart and now he's mine.

It was enough to touch my heart .

warm

From a slightly more elevated plane of cinematic endeavour comes news to warm the heart of Woody Allen.

And the biographies warmed the heart .

If it's the latter then there was plenty more at the show to warm any enthusiast's heart .

This is an inspirational tale that would warm the heart of Joseph Campbell.

Satisfaction warmed her heart as she watched two healthy pups suckling contentedly.

It warmed my heart that nearly all their favorite musicians were females.

It warmed our hearts and fed our faith.

Words, smiles, laughs and hugs can warm the heart of another.

win

Since its conception, the Format has been winning hearts and minds as a useful mechanism.

Their charm and informality immediately won many hearts in circles high and low.

Was this going to be the man who won Madeleine's heart ?

Robbie Williams won our collective heart years ago.

Take your audience by the hand and lead them along with you. 7. Win hearts - then minds 8.

This year a mere sprat of a northern lass won my heart playing hers out on a mighty and sonorous trombone.

The urgent appeal won the hearts and minds of all who love and know Snowdon, and the response has been incredible.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(heart) bypass operation/surgery

a broken heart

According to legend, anyone who ever fired the weapon died of a broken heart or cardiac arrest.

Harald died three months later, I believe of a broken heart.

He has to find a way to heal a broken heart and help hold his family together.

It was part sadness, like a broken heart.

It was the universal panacea for a broken heart.

Sindham dies and then Ana dies of a broken heart.

The system caused many a broken heart over the generations.

This was after David had split up with Hermione and was nursing a broken heart.

a light heart

He sat down to his dinner with a light heart.

I pitched into the chores with a light heart, singing to myself as I worked.

The breakdown of his marriage to Anna and remarriage to Wendi Deng were not done easily or with a light heart.

absence makes the heart grow fonder

bad heart/leg/back etc

A sweetheart, this little lady, not bad legs either.

For Joshua, at sixty-two, and suffering from a bad leg, distances had begun to take on an extraordinary significance.

He had a bad back as well, you know, just like Rich.

He had a bad leg and they kept on at him to hurry up.

Medical deferment for a very bad heart.

That coming from him who would go sick with a bad back whenever a job tired him.

The problems-from bad backs to carpal tunnel syndrome to headaches-have made the headlines of every health magazine in the country.

be engraved in/on your memory/mind/heart

The date was engraved on his heart.

break sb's heart

It'll break your father's heart if you tell him you're quitting the team.

It breaks my heart that his career has been ruined.

It really broke his heart when she told him it was over.

It would break her heart to leave the lovely old stone house where she'd lived for so long.

When Annie left him, it broke his heart.

capture sb's heart

clutch at sb's heart

cross my heart (and hope to die)

I didn't take it, cross my heart!

do sth to your heart's content

I was able to browse through the bookstore to my heart's content .

And I can go fishing to my heart's content .

He could come and argue to his heart's content .

Instead she took refuge in the library where she could read and research to her heart's content .

Once you've stuck your shapes and text on the page you can rotate and repeat they to your heart's content .

She had lazed around the pool to her heart's content - and she had played tennis with Carlos three times.

Throw it around to your heart's content .

eat your heart out

I just bought a new convertible. Eat your heart out, Jay.

Eric Clapton eat your heart out.

Kate is obviously eating her heart out for a colour changer and an intarsia carriage.

Keith Floyd eat your heart out!!

Pablo Picasso, eat your heart out.

Philip Schofield, eat your heart out.

The square tango had to be seen to be believed - eat your hearts out, disco dancers!

find it in your heart/yourself to do sth

For this alone, I may find it in my heart to forgive her.

He hoped the moon could find it in its heart to overlook his sins as it climbed the heavens.

To his grief, Donny's widow would not find it in her heart to speak to him again.

from the bottom of your heart

I hadn't, June, so I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

It's what I've always wanted from the bottom of my heart...

give sb/have a heart attack

Doctors at Leicester Royal Infirmary are to assess the benefits of giving magnesium to heart attack victims immediately after an attack.

I will surely give some one a heart attack ... I have varicose veins in my legs.

That ought to give Francois a heart attack.

harden your heart

And then Nancy will harden her heart against him.

But difficulties did not harden his heart.

He hardened his heart and turned on his computer, smiling acidly at the screen.

He tried to harden his heart in advance, but knew it was just a front.

She hardened her heart and thought she should swiftly make it clear she had not come in search of him.

The girl had hardened her heart so much; there was no point in giving her further cause.

Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.

When he had left her with a tiny baby, she had hardened her heart somehow.

have your heart/sights set on sth

Teng is thought to have her sights set on the Board of Supervisors' presidency.

But do the public have their sights set on an Urbanizer?

If you have your hearts set on a joint endowment, you have two alternatives to cashing in the present one.

Many of the Keishinkai parents have their hearts set on Keio.

Movie sniper Jude Law and Rachel Weisz are covered in mud but still have their sights set on desire.

lie at the heart/centre/root of sth

As we shall find, this distinction lies at the root of Anselm's movements in his last years as archbishop.

Basic compassion, not just for the old but for the younger generation too, lies at the heart of this idea.

That is the issue which lies at the heart of Mr. Thorpe's case.

That question appears to lie at the heart of the highly publicized battle raging between Hasbro Inc. and Mattel Inc.

That view lies at the root of a government drive against the racist right.

The creation of a modernised democracy therefore lies at the heart of all our proposals.

They overlook the human ability to negate, which lies at the root of thinking.

We found that two key resource uses and two basic technologies lay at the root of lunar industry.

lonely hearts club/column/ad

He met Dominique through a lonely hearts ad.

How would you describe yourself in a lonely hearts ad?

They talked about books, the theatre, cinema, where they lived, lonely hearts columns.

open your heart (to sb)

For her part, she felt that he was some one to whom she could open her heart and who would understand.

He was close to tears when he started to read a statement in which he opened his heart as never before.

Just allow your intuitive faculties to operate, open your heart and be honest with yourself and the landscape.

Robbie opened his heart after a secret charity gig at London's Equinox club on Thursday.

She thought about it and decided it was a sign, and what it meant was: open your heart.

Three quarters of all the teenagers questioned would open their hearts at home.

We opened our hearts and wept.

out of the goodness of sb's heart

Surely even an idiot must realise that they wouldn't donate this huge amount out of the goodness of their hearts.

pierce sb's heart

sb's heart misses a beat

When Caroline smiled at Eddie, his heart missed a beat.

set your heart/mind/sights on (doing) sth

But where there are sellers there are buyers, and it was this latter rare species we had set our sights on.

Gazing intently into her computer screen, Christine Montgomery has set her sights on the next generation of electronic language translators.

He knew he was bound to pull any girl he set his mind on - he always had.

Heath had set her sights on the U. S. Senate seat from Colorado.

Her youth and beauty elicited a predictable reaction from my father, who set his sights on her at once.

Sofa Head's greatest asset is the realisation that you don't have to set your sights on one target.

Wagner set his sights on a degree in electrical engineering, and he followed his star with a fervid intensity.

Yes, she thought, if Tamar had set her mind on something she would never rest until it was accomplished.

sick at heart

All the cruelty and injustice made her sick at heart.

But Aeschylus too was sick at heart.

He struggles against it, he rejects it, he grows sick at heart.

I was alone, dry of mouth, sick at heart.

She turned away, feeling sick at heart, even though she knew she should be glad.

They were sick at heart, weak in the bones.

steal sb's heart

strike terror/fear into sb's heart

Believe me, all those cannon, mortars and volley guns should strike fear into the heart of the enemy.

Every crisis would strike terror into the hearts of people everywhere.

Nothing here to strike fear into the hearts of the people.

The Slav opposition collapsed almost immediately, as if the very name of Charles had struck terror into their hearts.

The very physical description of the Huns proved sufficient in and of itself to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies.

tear sb's heart (out)/tear at sb's heart

tug at sb's heart/heartstrings

The sight of the puppies in the cages tugged at the women's hearts.

Charity had felt something tug at her heart the moment she had first seen this cove.

warm the cockles of sb's heart

It warms the cockles of my female heart to know that such womanly wiles still continue to manipulate and convince.

wear your heart on your sleeve

with a heavy heart

Eve had spent the day wandering around Dublin with a heavy heart.

Here is a soldier who was waiting, with a heavy heart, to suffer and die in battle.

I bowed to superior will and entered journalism with a heavy heart.

Lisa glanced defeatedly at the pile of papers, then with a heavy heart she gathered them up.

Many Opposition Members who will obey the three-line Whip and vote against the motion will do so with a heavy heart.

She gave her letter to the postman with a heavy heart, wondering if she would ever see her sister again.

She made her way to the cells with a heavy heart.

Virginia went up to her bedroom with a heavy heart, to change out of the clothes she'd worn all day.

worm your way into sb's affections/heart/confidence etc

young at heart

Arthur's 96, but he's still young at heart.

It's ideal for children aged over five and adults who are young at heart.

Obtain a fifty five Plymouth for the young at heart.

your heart sinks

your heart/stomach lurches

your heart/thoughts go out to sb

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Eating too many fatty foods is bad for the heart .

Let's stop talking about irrelevant issues, and get to the heart of the matter.

Money always lies at the heart of our fights.

My heart was beating so fast I thought it would burst.

Put your hand on your heart and repeat after me.

This new book gets to the heart of the controversy over nuclear power.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

After visiting a heart specialist, Tom discovered she had heart valve damage, court papers said.

And her heart gave just a little kick of worry as she turned to Ted Morgan again.

Doctors said that while his heart was fine, his vascular system had given up the ghost.

It lacks light and shade, the conviction and theatrical intensity that drives words straight into people's hearts.

It was a Series that played at the heart of the modern entertainment dilemma.

Therefore I have no heart , and can not love.

We have your interests at heart .

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