Meaning of HOME in English

HOME

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a home birth (= when a woman gives birth at home, not in a hospital )

I decided I wanted a home birth for my second child.

a home game (= played at a team's own sports field )

Next Saturday Liverpool have a home game against Manchester United.

a home match (= played at the place where a team usually practises )

They have won their last five home matches.

a home remedy (= one that you make at home )

Home remedies for colds include honey and lemon.

a home/car loan (= a loan to buy a home or a car )

They took out a thirty-year home loan.

a luxury hotel/home/apartment

They stayed at luxury hotels during their trip.

arrive home

Jo should arrive home any minute now.

at home and abroad

The books about Harry Potter have been very popular, both at home and abroad .

back home

He was back home by half past eleven.

back home (= in the place that you come from and think of as your home )

It reminded me of evenings back home.

be/get/come home early

Your father said he’d be home early.

care home

children's home

coming home

What time will you be coming home ?

convalescent home

enter the home stretch

As they enter the home stretch of the campaign, the president’s lead has grown.

executive cars/homes etc

familiar/home ground (= a subject etc that you know something about )

In his latest book, McManus returns to more familiar ground.

funeral home

go home

There’s nothing more we can do here. Let’s go home .

heading home

It’s about time we were heading home .

hit...home run

I didn’t think I could hit a home run .

holiday home

home base

The band’s home base is Seattle.

home brew

home care (= in people’s own homes )

You can find home care through family service agencies.

home cooking (= food cooked at home, not in a restaurant )

Home cooking always tastes best to me.

home economics

home fans (= fans at their own team’s sports field )

The home fans cheered the team onto the pitch.

home front

The film is set on the home front in 1943.

home ground (= the ground that belongs to a particular team )

It’s their first defeat at their home ground all season.

home help

Home Information Pack

home leave (= time that you are allowed to spend at home from a job that is far away, for example in the army, or from prison )

Roberts had failed to return from home leave, and there was a warrant out for his arrest.

home loan

home movie

Home Office, the

home office

home ownership

The price of home ownership is increasing.

home plate

home room

home rule

home run

I didn’t think I could hit a home run .

Home Secretary

home shopping (= buying things at home, for example from a catalogue )

home stretch

as the election campaign headed into the home stretch

home town

He hired a car and drove up to his home town.

home truth

It’s time someone told him a few home truths .

home video

home/hotel/apartment etc

This is a friendly and comfortable hotel.

homing device

homing pigeon

house/home insurance

The damage may be covered by your house insurance.

international/home/UK etc market

The domestic market makes up about 75% of their sales.

leave home/school/college etc

How old were you when you left home your parents’ home ?

My daughter got a job after she left school.

The lawsuit will be postponed until the president leaves office .

live at home (= live with their parents )

Most seventeen-year-olds still live at home .

lost...homes

Hundreds of people lost their homes in the floods.

mobile home

motor home

move house/home British English (= go to live in a different house )

My parents kept moving house because of my dad’s job.

nursing home

old folks' home

old people's home

remand home

residential home

rest home

retirement home

romp home British English

The favourite, Badawi, romped home in the first race.

sb's childhood home

Her childhood home was in North Dakota.

sb's family home (= where someone's family live and where they lived as a child )

Her family home is in a village outside Derry.

sb's home/native city (= where they were born or grew up )

He said that he never wanted to leave his home city.

sb’s home town (= the town where someone was born )

He was buried in his home town of Leeds.

sb’s home/private address

What’s your home address?

sb’s island home

He had invited her back to his island home on Grand Cayman.

sb’s own/home turf (= the place that someone comes from or lives in )

We beat Canada on their home turf.

second home

town-dwellers who buy second homes in the countryside

see...home

I’ll get Nick to see you home .

small office/home office

starter home

stately home

stay (at) home

I decided to stay home.

straight home

Go straight home and tell your mother.

struck home (= hit exactly where it should )

The assassin’s bullet struck home .

taking...home

Would you mind taking Susie home ?

the home team (= the team whose sports field a game is being played on )

Hayward then increased the home team’s lead.

the home/domestic/family environment

A lot of children suffer because of problems in their home environment.

told...a few home truths

It’s time someone told him a few home truths .

trail in/home (= finish in a bad position )

He trailed in last after a disastrous race.

walk...home

It’s late – I’ll walk you home .

welcome home

Hello, welcome home .

work from home

Nowadays, many people are able to work from home .

your home/native country (= where you were born or live permanently )

After five years in America, she returned to her home country, Japan.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

foster

After spending a night in a foster home , both girls went to spend Christmas with their grandparents.

It relies on foster homes to provide rescued pets a supportive place to recover until good owners can be found.

All the parents were told that their children were in very nice foster homes , with very nice families.

Four are living together in one foster home and are expected to be adopted by that family.

Only about fifty children actually had to be removed from their foster homes .

Meanwhile, it apparently was consistent with their policy for the girls to languish in a foster home .

The next day they came back and removed him to a temporary foster home .

Another boy is in a regular private foster home .

mobile

A 36-year-old woman died when a tornado swept through her mobile home .

My dad was a minister, and we traveled a lot on weekends in a mobile home .

Videos worth around forty thousand pounds were seized from a mobile home rental business and a number of vehicles.

Some 70 mobile homes were flooded.

Our mobile home was well equipped with two bedrooms, bathroom and kitchen.

Hubert Hagen and Bill Dickson each own mobile homes south of the McNemars.

A couple hiding in a wardrobe escaped unhurt after their mobile home flew 20 yards into a neighbour's house.

The retired Internal Revenue Service employee paid $ 15, 500 for the two-bedroom mobile home on space 72.

new

However, if you find you do start to lose fish mysteriously, then find a new home for the Pictus.

A new rail line to the South Shore is opening the area to business and a flurry of new homes .

However, a new home was now the big one.

Or they moved to escape memories, to search for new lives and new homes .

Problems with their original pitch mean they need a new home venue and are always looking for new members, including men.

At their new home , across town, a residential place for the elderly, Jerome fit right in.

The regional plan for the South-east proposes that some 57,000 new homes should be provided each year.

But lower-priced new homes in entry-level Maryland bedroom communities like Bowie and Arnold are moving.

residential

So the only thing there was, was to be in this hospital, or to go to a residential home .

Being 18, I was too old for many children's homes and too young for adult residential homes.

Finding your feet Many residential homes are almost like large families.

The first few days in a residential home can be very frightening for many elderly people.

There may also be problems for homosexuals in a residential home .

That's where the growth is taking place in the residential homes .

A person admitted to a residential home is joining a different social system, away from the family.

stately

Not a single house in town could match the numerous stately homes in nearby Farmington or Simsbury.

Compton House, another stately home , houses a fine collection of butterflies from all over the world.

A visit to a stately home and certainly a game of Monopoly could not be pure fun, divorced from politics.

Stately homes Much of the generality of what has been said about important religious buildings and castles is true about stately homes.

I remember a stately home which proudly displayed a Nelson letter the original of which was in the National Maritime Museum.

Twelve miles away at Goodwood, you can visit the racecourse, stately home , and country park.

It was, of course, the perfect training for a housewife, even if the house in question were a stately home .

■ NOUN

care

A home care assistant visits daily.

In the last six months of 1994 we had 65 people on home care .

In-service training, weekly group meetings and monthly supervision sessions were all provided for the home care aides.

Spending most of each day in out-of-home care is a real risk factor for a baby.

The night sitter left at 7 a.m. and the home care aide was due to come at 8 a.m.

Long-term nursing home care insurance is prohibitively expensive.

There are also plans to set up a Lothian-wide Information Service for people thinking about residential or nursing home care .

The numbers of men, women and children covered by home care with 24 hour on call has doubled in a year.

game

I think we only lost about 4 home games .

That meant he and Joanne came to most every home game .

Maybe I can make it to my first home game in 15 years!

Thursday night is really, really the first home game for the Oakland Raiders.

The bear used to go hunting, and bring home game for both of them.

And with 20 of the team's 28 scheduled home games canceled, season-ticket holders are out about $ 464,000.

Boro are likely to ask the Football League to postpone next Tuesday's rearranged home game against Barnsley.

It is attached to the hotel where the Packers stay the night before their home games .

holiday

He had his luxury mock-Tudor mansion in Purley, his holiday home in Tenerife.

Cuendet, a company offering holiday homes in everything from converted castles to farmhouses, was the best bet.

He would come back and find the heavy mob were selling Tombstone as holiday homes .

The mill and workshops now form a large dwelling as well as holiday homes .

Nestling in the hillside in the grounds of the Estate are some of the most exclusive holiday homes in the world.

The brochures offer holiday homes costing from £55 a week and touring and camping facilities from as little as £3.60 a night.

All Key classified holiday homes will provide at least some of the facilities found in those of a higher classification.

For these are no ordinary holiday homes .

life

Her honour is tarnished, her home life shattered, her future uncertain.

She has a good day and a good home life where we value and support and teach her.

But I've benefited enormously from having a stable, normal home life .

As long as you set the proper goal: not integration with your home life , but separation from it.

The reality is that a child is a time-consuming, all-engulfing creature who disrupts any semblance of pleasurable home life .

One afternoon that summer, over lunch in the park, Anna talked about her home life .

Is drinking making your home life unhappy? 2.

Chess is not only a part of home life .

market

In the home market , it led the field by a long way, with 4,337,487 units sold.

The home market might be worried about it, and some more people are looking toward clones than Apple product.

The company believes even the home market has been boosted by the housing recession, with people preferring to redecorate rather than move.

The company also will demonstrate a new keyboard aimed at the home market that incorporates a built-in paper scanner.

Credit card donations: Back on the ladder Stella Bingham First-timers spot bargains as home market moves at last.

Acer is one of the few companies shipping a monitor of this size aimed at the home market .

As well as increasing export earnings they also add to the pipeline network supplying the home market .

Wooden hoops used on casks for the home market were usually of hazel and were produced by local firms from local timber.

nursing

Owner Fred Davies is challenging the council after being refused permission to convert the ailing hotel into a nursing home .

She was a patient at the Ashbury Lodge nursing home in Swindon in February.

In its present form it is substantially an early eighteenth-century building, and now serves as a local nursing home .

In the last decade the private sector has started to develop the amount of residential and nursing home care it provided.

Meg thought of Eva Kovacks in the nursing home in Essex and knew who had the best life.

After a lengthy period of care at home , she was first admitted to hospital, then to a nursing home.

Trading places: Staff and residents at a nursing home near Middleton St George have raised more than £120 by trading places.

owner

Three out of four home owners expressed concern about the greenhouse effect.

Were they ministers, the funeral home owner , the largest landowner?

The Royal Commission wants more grants for home owners to remove lead pipes.

Inviting other home owners and managers to each home in turn indicates the extent to which this openness has developed.

He also wanted to scrap the council tax discount offered to second-home owners .

The next few days could decide the fate of thousands of hard-pressed workers, home owners and firms.

For instance, home owners are challenging local authorities' proposed new contracts on the grounds that their terms are unfair.

In some areas, both the client and social services will pay the home owner .

ownership

At the same time home ownership became easier and the norm.

The mortgage interest deduction promotes home ownership .

More significant predictors, especially in recent elections, have been location and home ownership .

Forbes would eliminate all loopholes, including the popular mortgage interest deduction aimed at encouraging home ownership .

The home ownership rate among women continues to lag, Cisneros said at a news conference.

Far from bringing an end to worry, home ownership became a struggle to stay in the place called home.

Because the tax break for mortgage interest would disappear, the finances of home ownership would change.

run

Even a Riddick Bowe victory over Holyfield next week is unlikely to make it any easier to give Lewis a home run .

Obtained in an offseason trade with Atlanta, he had struggled most of the season offensively and only hit 12 home runs .

The stalemate enabled the fallen champions to end a nine-match run of away defeats and extended Arsenal's poor home run.

His home run was off lefty Yorkis Perez.

Then Hank Aaron hit his first home run in an All-Star Game.

Voila, Williamson set a home run record that lasted 35 years.

The home run was his fourth of the spring.

side

Tim Curtis top-scored for the home side with forty-five.

But when Mike Mannion cut loose the home side collapsed to 127 all out.

Having dominated the opening 10 minutes, the home side gave up.

Alderley Edge side Icicals scored 186-6 when they visited Burnage, the home side managed 163-9 in reply.

The home side went ahead through Thierry Henry in the first half and Nwankwo Kanu in the second.

Not until the final quarter did the home side recover their composure, by which time it was way too late.

The Cheshire player took 5-32 as the home side struggled.

But a fine 61 from Martin Jones steered the home side to a thrilling win.

team

The crowd also grows louder as the home team takes the lead or is on a run, which is fun.

You have some one else on your home team .

The home team was being booed off the court.

The home team has not beaten the Scarlets for some dozen matches and should still have their work cut out to win.

The home team won 8-0 and hooked Lawson, whose allegiance has never wavered.

The home team was not quite as productive.

town

C., and Paris, to move to his home town of Perry, Ga., after getting married.

The 18-year-old blue eyed beauty will represent her home town at the Miss Ireland competition in Dublin later this year.

Washington the landmark is mostly white, affluent, politically connected and frightened by the violence of the home town .

It is outwardly then a buoyant picture: a long-established family firm mindful of its responsibility to its home town .

It's in his adopted home town that I first witness him.

The outskirts of her home town excited her as a magical cavern will a child.

way

If I lost her, we would never find our way home .

The girl had insisted on driving her all the way home .

Could something have happened to her on the way home last night?

Young Dan Tennant, a farm labourer from Bakers Farm was on his way home for lunch.

On her way home , she tossed her diaphragm in the first bin at Kennedy Airport.

The next day he and another Bengali boy who lives near by chose another way home , hoping to escape the attackers.

■ VERB

build

How, they will be able to build a home , community for themselves remains uncertain.

Others purchase sites, and a few have even built small homes on foundations.

But women you want to keep a hold of, to share and build a home with, these are not allowed.

My parents had built a pleasant little home for $ 6, 000 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

I like building my nest at home .

Farrakhan, upon his return, said he would accept the money to build homes , factories and schools.

They alleged they were misled about the cost of building their own luxury homes .

Neswood-Gishey and her husband are building a new home in a village about 50 miles away.

feel

But it is here, at this Hillcrest hospital, where he feels at home .

This immediate social environment is merely that in which he feels at home .

Those elements are inherent in Hispanic culture, making people such as Thomas feel at home .

It made him feel more at home .

Though the rector had been here but once before, he felt instantly at home .

I think it will make our international clientele feel at home .

Amelia felt at home and fitted in.

leave

What a strange feeling to be leaving Gateshead, my home for the whole of my childhood!

One last word about emergency rooms. Leave jewelry at home and bring only enough money to pay the required fees.

Who could ever have left a home where Christopher was growing up?

They left their first temporary home last fall when the overcrowded camp ran out of fresh water and space.

Meirion desperately needed more remunerative work and was on the point of leaving his home town.

But sometimes he forgets and leaves them at home .

He takes pride in clearing his desk at 5.30p.m. and leaving for home .

Barry Bonds not withstanding, major-leaguers generally leave their parents at home .

move

Rabbits are not territorial creatures to the extent of evicting other rabbits moving into their home ground from further afield.

C., and Paris, to move to his home town of Perry, Ga., after getting married.

As soon as it is sold the 58-year-old widow plans to move into the mobile home in nearby Laguna Beach.

Would they move to his home , to servant quarters behind his house?

As the deep black shadow in Glen Keltney closed over them, they moved slowly nearer home in a trance of fatigue.

The couple returned to the United States and moved into a small home in Copperas Cove.

He has one small child and wants to move to a bigger home in order to have some more.

It will give victims of the temblor additional time to find new housing or move back into homes still under repair.

own

Nearly Bthree-quarters of whites own their homes , compared with 45. 8 % of Bblacks and 43 % of Latinos.

I own my own home . l own another home in Lake Tahoe. l have stocks.

Except during tours, the privately owned homes are not open to the public.

Midlanders value owning their own home more than Southerners, who think that freedom is important.

Cisneros said psychological factors also prevent some women from owning homes .

work

However, a large proportion of married women do work outside the home , particularly in part-time work.

MacArthur says that the husband alone should work outside the home .

She's still in business, but now she's a one woman band working at home from her garage.

Local artisans, working close to home , often met the essential needs of the nearby population.

But I could always work from home .

Besides, the boss has either taken the day off or is working from home or at a satellite office.

Every educator has a personal story to tell from working in our home care teams.

The findings also suggest that recession and growing parental responsibility have resulted in fewer legalized women immigrants working outside the home .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an Englishman's home is his castle

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon.

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

broken home

He was the product of a broken home and therefore a single-parent child.

Helen knew plenty about broken homes, because she came from one.

J., the product of a broken home.

Over 28 years I've had two broken marriages and broken homes, family and friends.

The majority of offenders do not come from disturbed or broken homes, and many broken homes do not produce delinquents.

They came from broken homes and were desperate to help struggling mums.

Vitro knows all about being dirt poor in the rural South and growing up in a broken home.

charity begins at home

After all, charity begins at home.

Despite the profit-making prospects in this it has been treated with utter contempt on the grounds that charity begins at home.

close to home

And interestingly, the pictures these two picked are close to home.

Even closer to home is the enchanting beauty of the Craigendarroch Country Estate.

For a third it might be a school close to home.

It is important, however, to have a source of money close to home.

Local artisans, working close to home, often met the essential needs of the nearby population.

She says it was too close to home and it could easily have been them.

Some commute long distances while others work close to home.

Yet familiarity may be blinding us to equal intelligence expressed by animals far closer to home.

dream house/home/job etc

A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.

But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.

Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.

Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.

John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.

Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.

drive sth home

drum sth home

eat sb out of house and home

Our sixteen-year-old is eating us out of house and home.

foster home

All the parents were told that their children were in very nice foster homes, with very nice families.

Another boy is in a regular private foster home.

For eight or nine months Mike was shunted from foster home to foster home.

Meanwhile, it apparently was consistent with their policy for the girls to languish in a foster home.

Only about fifty children actually had to be removed from their foster homes.

She was told one of her daughters was receiving tuition in her foster home.

This is, as already indicated, a foster home where practicable.

When John left this last facility, Social Services offered to place him in a therapeutic foster home.

hammer sth home

hearth and home

the joys of hearth and home

Though there were undercurrents here, I was absorbed by the sense of family, the polished details of hearth and home.

hit home

All of a sudden the hollowness of our triumph over nature hit home with striking effect.

By the early 1970s, this realization had already hit home.

His comment hit home for me, as both therapist and layperson.

His foot hit home, sinking deep into the little man's belly.

I hit home at a Liverpool city centre newsagent.

It should hit home to people to take precautions.

They spend much of the book showing how various companies have used them to hit home runs or strike out.

Within hours, the reality of the situation had hit home.

nothing to write home about

Jim and Marcia's new house is nothing to write home about.

A few long-range efforts, but nothing to write home about.

Three, it is nothing to write home about ... Home ... What's the first thing you remember?

peace-loving/fun-loving/home-loving etc

press home your advantage

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage?

press sth home

ram sth home

sb's chickens come home to roost

Their extravagant overspending has come home to roost .

Eventually, of course, the chickens came home to roost .

sb's chickens have come home to roost

sb's spiritual home

scrape home

The Green Party scraped home in the local elections.

The referees decided that Foreman had just scraped home.

A poll for the Peterborough Evening Telegraph suggests that the Tories will scrape home.

Even so, two of them scraped home without reaching the quota.

In 1964 the All Blacks defeated Leinster 11-5, they won 17-8 in 1972 and scraped home 8-3 in 1974.

Then they are inside, waiting while he scrapes home the bolts.

We scraped home by the skin of our teeth.

set up home/house

All the costs of getting a mortgage, moving and setting up home can run into thousands.

And he set up house for her in a bungalow further along the river, in a nice secluded part.

Desmond Wilcox was a grown man when he chose to leave his wife and children and set up home with Esther.

Nor do I think that it is disgraceful if two men of a loving disposition should set up home together.

The two new Mr and Mrs Kim-Soons set up house next door.

These nests will shortly be visited by the female in whose larger territory the various males have set up home.

Thousands of them have set up home in the eaves of this house in Banbury.

Why not just leave - set up home in a more tolerant spiritual pew?

strike home

And then those two words struck home.

It must have struck home in some way.

Some of the things Edgar had said had struck home.

That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home.

The flinty look in Pargeter's face told Dexter that Blanche had struck home in some way.

The simple idea that resources ought to be concentrated in areas where unemployment is highest has struck home.

Young soccer star Stephen Kilgour strikes home a penalty shot during the interval at Darlington's home match on Saturday.

the home/final stretch

As the debate moves into the final stretch , Britain is not without its bargaining cards either.

Clinton also had two personal strikes against him as he went into the home stretch toward the July Democratic convention.

I was tired on the home stretch , but the crowd was wonderful.

The debate is a milestone signalling the final stretch in the campaign leading to the caucuses.

The van laboured its way up the final stretch of the brae, its engine protesting at the strain.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Between 1945 and 1970 the government built 110,000 new homes for low-paid workers.

Buying your first home is a very important step.

Her home , she said, was in Hong Kong, but she hadn't been there since she was a child.

I've lived in Madrid for many years, and it feels like home to me now.

I never wanted to put my mother in a home .

It took us about ten years to think of Atlanta as home .

People like to feel secure in their own homes.

She was born in Italy, but she's made Charleston her home .

The restaurant isn't far from our home , so it's convenient.

The tax rate depends on when the home was purchased.

They grew up in a children's home in Ohio.

They want to build forty luxury homes on a disused railway site.

To raise the extra money they had to sell the family home .

You need to maintain a good balance between your home life and career.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And owners note a perceptible increase in door-hangers, fliers and other pleas from agents to put their homes up for sale.

Any readers attempting to furnish a home should find ample material in the September issue.

In fact, he finds that he is able to get a great deal of work done at home on these days.

It is the home of that most Freudian of plants, the coco-de-mer.

Their homes are mobile in name only.

They were cared for by friends at their home in nearby Witney.

II. adverb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

arrive

When Alice arrived home , she counted what she had.

When Jim arrived home from work, Della told Jim what she had done to buy his Christmas present.

When she arrived home she had found Larry polishing his shoes at the table.

You arrive home , unlock the door, and realize you are very hot and sweaty.

When he arrived home a year later it was too late.

My son arrived home from a summer of camp just a few weeks ago.

Role play: Excuses Thinking Situation: A parent is very angry because their son or daughter has arrived home late.

Judy Boone arrived home to find 28 dead sheep pressed against her fence.

bring

Being for once in the mood to get things right, Phoebe had brought home from the library a book about dragonflies.

Go on down there with the boys and bring home some supper.

Life had become easier ... but this was only as she saw it, as Dorothy brought home to her.

He brings home the books that have been given to him by his boss for preparation.

Our room was an ark, and I had no wish for the dove to bring home a green leaf.

She brought home a large jar of holy water from the cathedral.

come

You come home in agony because, apparently, few people learn to do it well.

When she comes home , I tell her.

As the first curl of smoke rose into the air, the full enormity of what was happening came home to Sara.

Perhaps I will come home for Easter.

My father is lucky to be coming home alive and unharmed.

Martin Bean did not come home .

drive

I got into the van and drove home like a zombie.

But then, as I drive home after a failed chase, I can enjoy the sight of the sunset.

She drove home through further rain.

He felt proud of himself as he drove home .

Strange the tricks that life plays, I mused as I drove home , popping the tape of madrigals into the player.

The Protestant yeomanry still rode around the countryside intent on driving home the lessons of 1798: Rebellion will be punished!

Kate drove home in a stupor.

The first couple of times I picked him up he hardly looked at me as we drove home .

fly

On Monday she flew home to London, to her flat, her office, her own business, her friends.

He got permission to fly home to Detroit for a look-see at his troubled right ankle.

Carwyn was flying home , Ted was working on his self-esteem, Richie was nursing a broken nose.

I remember in the early days flying home from one of my infrequent trips to the outside world.

Mr Major has now flown home to deal with the economic crisis.

While flying home I sat next to a senior executive with a large international organization.

On the Sunday I flew home .

Then he expects her to run when they fly home .

get

It started when I got home from hospital after having my baby.

I said I had to get home .

I never eat anything when I get home .

When you get home , start your homework right away.

His mother was out again when he got home that afternoon.

Because police had cordoned off Lake Drive, she was unable to get home to check on her ranch.

I would get home at about 7.30 in the evening and I still had to do my homework.

As soon as she gets home from work, she goes there and closes the door.

go

It made him feel he was going home .

Visitors to the camps went home with dismal stories to relate....

You know, this has been a charming evening, but I must go home .

Now that he wants to go home , the money stops coming.

A few dozen herring here or there; nobody troubled: every child went home with a few dozen herring on a string.

I want him to go home .

Needless to say, I went home and apologised for being late.

I want you to go home tonight and take a good look at yourself in the mirror, fully clothed.

hammer

He was here to hammer home plans to spend more on education.

If not, the Internal Revenue Service certainly hammered home the message.

That lesson was hammered home by a 1995 Louis Harris and Associates poll commissioned by the Shriners.

But the vice-president kept hammering home his belief that every vote cast in Florida should be counted before the presidency is awarded.

This is hardly surprising, given the way governments the world over have for decades hammered home the dogma of prohibition.

The real danger of these rigs was hammered home recently during a small Open match which saw me ducking for shelter.

That is precisely the message that our consumer society implicitly hammers home .

head

Wright conceded a corner after tipping over Johnson's header and Wark rose unmarked to head home the equaliser.

Having done our bit to fend off a recession we head home , masters of our fates.

After work, all the men went out together to drink before heading home .

My parents locked up and headed home .

Boyd's cross from the left was flicked in by Nicholas.Saints broke immediately and Redford soared to head home Maskrey's cross.

His teammates were long gone, headed home to celebrate the biggest victory of their pro careers.

hit

She could see that her remark had hit home .

His comment hit home for me, as both therapist and layperson.

Within hours, the reality of the situation had hit home .

By the early 1970s, this realization had already hit home .

His foot hit home , sinking deep into the little man's belly.

All of a sudden the hollowness of our triumph over nature hit home with striking effect.

And to go back to your start-up page hit Home.

Then her words seemed to hit home .

press

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage?

For a complete forward search, press Home Home up arrow to reach the first page before pressing F2.

reach

When they reached home , happy and a little tipsy, they drank cocoa in the kitchen, then went to separate rooms.

When they reached home it was dusk, and the street looked shabbier than ever.

Her backache got much worse, and when she reached home she was ready to collapse with pain and exhaustion.

She found out what they must do next in order to reach home safely.

By the time Mark reached home that evening, the pains in his head were excruciating.

Although I felt like murdering her at the time I regretted having hit her long before I reached home .

Yanto's mind was in a turmoil when he reached home that night.

She cycled quickly along the lane out of the town, hoping to reach home before the storm burst.

return

Fifthly, the disappointment at not returning home becomes another loss.

Everywhere, refugees are beginning to return home .

It is true that Jacob will emerge more than just unscathed from the danger that fills his mind as he returns home .

In November of 1969 John Wade returned home with a great many decorations.

The pensioner was later treated in hospital and was taken to a nursing home because she was too distressed to return home.

He hoped to escape El Paso, do great things, and return home a hero.

Mandru's agent had been outbid, however, and he'd been reluctant to return home empty-handed.

Since the children know they need their parents desperately, they attempt to return home after being deserted.

run

Oliver, who had a natural distaste for policemen, crossed the road and ran home , on the other side.

But his eyes, dey get muy grande and he take to feet an try to run home .

He ran home , blood trickling down his left cheek.

Terror-stricken, I dropped my fragrant booty and ran home .

Then I ran home as fast as I could.

I run home , skipping and humming to myself.

The appellant had used offensive language to a 12 year old girl who had run home and complained to her father.

She ran home sobbing at lunch time.

send

The first group was sent home in a widely criticised night operation two weeks ago.

Everyone was sent home with the assignment to draft a proposed definition.

When he refused he was sent home , with lavish presents, to complete his task.

If Sean forgot the sheet or if it was not signed, he was sent home .

At the same time he arranged for Burgess to be sent home to extricate Maclean before the net closed.

Some 800, 000 federal workers were sent home for six days in November.

The recently arrived cultural attache, Ian Sloane, was among the diplomats to be sent home .

Finally, a substantial number of Volunteers were sent home for disciplinary reasons.

stay

Best of all, Joe was sure of being able to stay home after his trip.

Women could stay home and have kids.

David had not gone to his office, had stayed home to help her.

Whichever way we say this, any sensible person knows that the staying home is because of the rain.

Many sympathisers stayed home at the last election, no longer fearing that Jose

Maybe it was nothing more than the statistical impossibility of everyone staying home all of the time.

And what about women who want to stay home with their children?

strike

Some of the things Edgar had said had struck home .

And then those two words struck home .

That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home .

It must have struck home in some way.

The flinty look in Pargeter's face told Dexter that Blanche had struck home in some way.

The simple idea that resources ought to be concentrated in areas where unemployment is highest has struck home .

Young soccer star Stephen Kilgour strikes home a penalty shot during the interval at Darlington's home match on Saturday.

walk

I was walking home , a chore, accomplished, looking forward to nothing to do.

He walked home , oddly troubled.

She was walking home near Colbayns School when a man approached her and asked the time.

Couples walked home from late dinners.

A few people were about, returning from church or walking home with a newspaper or a neatly wrapped pastry.

He walked home and told his mother his adventures.

Encouraged by reflecting on these events, we walked home arm in arm.

write

He often writes home about his window boxes.

I was thrilled, and I promptly wrote home .

In May the Girls would sit out on the steel fire escapes during shows and write home complaining about the unaccustomed heat.

Stewart wrote home in late 1937.

When she wrote home , as she now did regularly, she wrote believing herself to be very contented.

I wrote home that this place made Tijuana look like Palm Springs.

A few long-range efforts, but nothing to write home about.

Letters are written home , and before the night seems settled, dawn is breaking and another day begins.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an Englishman's home is his castle

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon .

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon.

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

broken home

He was the product of a broken home and therefore a single-parent child.

Helen knew plenty about broken homes, because she came from one.

J., the product of a broken home.

Over 28 years I've had two broken marriages and broken homes, family and friends.

The majority of offenders do not come from disturbed or broken homes, and many broken homes do not produce delinquents.

They came from broken homes and were desperate to help struggling mums.

Vitro knows all about being dirt poor in the rural South and growing up in a broken home.

charity begins at home

After all, charity begins at home.

Despite the profit-making prospects in this it has been treated with utter contempt on the grounds that charity begins at home.

close to home

And interestingly, the pictures these two picked are close to home.

Even closer to home is the enchanting beauty of the Craigendarroch Country Estate.

For a third it might be a school close to home.

It is important, however, to have a source of money close to home.

Local artisans, working close to home, often met the essential needs of the nearby population.

She says it was too close to home and it could easily have been them.

Some commute long distances while others work close to home.

Yet familiarity may be blinding us to equal intelligence expressed by animals far closer to home.

dream house/home/job etc

A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.

But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.

Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.

Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.

John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.

Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.

drive sth home

drum sth home

eat sb out of house and home

Our sixteen-year-old is eating us out of house and home.

foster home

All the parents were told that their children were in very nice foster homes, with very nice families.

Another boy is in a regular private foster home.

For eight or nine months Mike was shunted from foster home to foster home.

Meanwhile, it apparently was consistent with their policy for the girls to languish in a foster home.

Only about fifty children actually had to be removed from their foster homes.

She was told one of her daughters was receiving tuition in her foster home.

This is, as already indicated, a foster home where practicable.

When John left this last facility, Social Services offered to place him in a therapeutic foster home.

hammer sth home

hearth and home

the joys of hearth and home

Though there were undercurrents here, I was absorbed by the sense of family, the polished details of hearth and home.

hit home

All of a sudden the hollowness of our triumph over nature hit home with striking effect.

By the early 1970s, this realization had already hit home.

His comment hit home for me, as both therapist and layperson.

His foot hit home, sinking deep into the little man's belly.

I hit home at a Liverpool city centre newsagent.

It should hit home to people to take precautions.

They spend much of the book showing how various companies have used them to hit home runs or strike out.

Within hours, the reality of the situation had hit home.

nothing to write home about

Jim and Marcia's new house is nothing to write home about.

A few long-range efforts, but nothing to write home about.

Three, it is nothing to write home about ... Home ... What's the first thing you remember?

peace-loving/fun-loving/home-loving etc

press home your advantage

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage?

press sth home

ram sth home

sb's chickens come home to roost

Their extravagant overspending has come home to roost .

Eventually, of course, the chickens came home to roost .

sb's chickens have come home to roost

sb's spiritual home

scrape home

The Green Party scraped home in the local elections.

The referees decided that Foreman had just scraped home.

A poll for the Peterborough Evening Telegraph suggests that the Tories will scrape home.

Even so, two of them scraped home without reaching the quota.

In 1964 the All Blacks defeated Leinster 11-5, they won 17-8 in 1972 and scraped home 8-3 in 1974.

Then they are inside, waiting while he scrapes home the bolts.

We scraped home by the skin of our teeth.

set up home/house

All the costs of getting a mortgage, moving and setting up home can run into thousands.

And he set up house for her in a bungalow further along the river, in a nice secluded part.

Desmond Wilcox was a grown man when he chose to leave his wife and children and set up home with Esther.

Nor do I think that it is disgraceful if two men of a loving disposition should set up home together.

The two new Mr and Mrs Kim-Soons set up house next door.

These nests will shortly be visited by the female in whose larger territory the various males have set up home.

Thousands of them have set up home in the eaves of this house in Banbury.

Why not just leave - set up home in a more tolerant spiritual pew?

strike home

And then those two words struck home.

It must have struck home in some way.

Some of the things Edgar had said had struck home.

That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home.

The flinty look in Pargeter's face told Dexter that Blanche had struck home in some way.

The simple idea that resources ought to be concentrated in areas where unemployment is highest has struck home.

Young soccer star Stephen Kilgour strikes home a penalty shot during the interval at Darlington's home match on Saturday.

the home/final stretch

As the debate moves into the final stretch , Britain is not without its bargaining cards either.

Clinton also had two personal strikes against him as he went into the home stretch toward the July Democratic convention.

I was tired on the home stretch , but the crowd was wonderful.

The debate is a milestone signalling the final stretch in the campaign leading to the caucuses.

The van laboured its way up the final stretch of the brae, its engine protesting at the strain.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Come straight home after the theatre, won't you?

He cleans the offices after all the workers have gone home .

You can take the laptop home with you if you like.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

And then he blagged a twin-engined Squirrel helicopter to take him home from a rugby match.

Dreamer placed Tallis on the snow, facing south, facing home .

Extra ferries are needed to bring them back home .

She herself went home for the night.

The day of the trial, I stayed home .

III. adjective

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an Englishman's home is his castle

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon .

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon.

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

charity begins at home

After all, charity begins at home.

Despite the profit-making prospects in this it has been treated with utter contempt on the grounds that charity begins at home.

dream house/home/job etc

A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.

But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.

Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.

Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.

John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.

Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.

drive sth home

drum sth home

eat sb out of house and home

Our sixteen-year-old is eating us out of house and home.

hammer sth home

hearth and home

the joys of hearth and home

Though there were undercurrents here, I was absorbed by the sense of family, the polished details of hearth and home.

hit home

All of a sudden the hollowness of our triumph over nature hit home with striking effect.

By the early 1970s, this realization had already hit home.

His comment hit home for me, as both therapist and layperson.

His foot hit home, sinking deep into the little man's belly.

I hit home at a Liverpool city centre newsagent.

It should hit home to people to take precautions.

They spend much of the book showing how various companies have used them to hit home runs or strike out.

Within hours, the reality of the situation had hit home.

nothing to write home about

Jim and Marcia's new house is nothing to write home about.

A few long-range efforts, but nothing to write home about.

Three, it is nothing to write home about ... Home ... What's the first thing you remember?

press home your advantage

Will its foes use the occasion of Kabila s death to press home their advantage?

press sth home

ram sth home

sb's chickens come home to roost

Their extravagant overspending has come home to roost .

Eventually, of course, the chickens came home to roost .

sb's chickens have come home to roost

scrape home

The Green Party scraped home in the local elections.

The referees decided that Foreman had just scraped home.

A poll for the Peterborough Evening Telegraph suggests that the Tories will scrape home.

Even so, two of them scraped home without reaching the quota.

In 1964 the All Blacks defeated Leinster 11-5, they won 17-8 in 1972 and scraped home 8-3 in 1974.

Then they are inside, waiting while he scrapes home the bolts.

We scraped home by the skin of our teeth.

set up home/house

All the costs of getting a mortgage, moving and setting up home can run into thousands.

And he set up house for her in a bungalow further along the river, in a nice secluded part.

Desmond Wilcox was a grown man when he chose to leave his wife and children and set up home with Esther.

Nor do I think that it is disgraceful if two men of a loving disposition should set up home together.

The two new Mr and Mrs Kim-Soons set up house next door.

These nests will shortly be visited by the female in whose larger territory the various males have set up home.

Thousands of them have set up home in the eaves of this house in Banbury.

Why not just leave - set up home in a more tolerant spiritual pew?

strike home

And then those two words struck home.

It must have struck home in some way.

Some of the things Edgar had said had struck home.

That was a shot in the dark, but judging from the expression on his face it struck home.

The flinty look in Pargeter's face told Dexter that Blanche had struck home in some way.

The simple idea that resources ought to be concentrated in areas where unemployment is highest has struck home.

Young soccer star Stephen Kilgour strikes home a penalty shot during the interval at Darlington's home match on Saturday.

the home/final stretch

As the debate moves into the final stretch , Britain is not without its bargaining cards either.

Clinton also had two personal strikes against him as he went into the home stretch toward the July Democratic convention.

I was tired on the home stretch , but the crowd was wonderful.

The debate is a milestone signalling the final stretch in the campaign leading to the caucuses.

The van laboured its way up the final stretch of the brae, its engine protesting at the strain.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

home appliances

Home furnishings are on the second floor next to the toy department.

a home game

The company has decided to expand in the home computer market.

IV. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ NOUN

family

Final phase of the approval process to build 28 single-#family homes on 14.18 acres.

Newton and Marie Shank received final approval to build 10 single-#family homes on 17.35 acres. 11.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

an Englishman's home is his castle

bring home the bacon

But, you know, we were the enemy, or something and he was out to bring home the bacon .

Local boys Hong Kong made good their pledge to bring home the bacon for retiring coach Jim Rowark.

broken home

He was the product of a broken home and therefore a single-parent child.

Helen knew plenty about broken homes, because she came from one.

J., the product of a broken home.

Over 28 years I've had two broken marriages and broken homes, family and friends.

The majority of offenders do not come from disturbed or broken homes, and many broken homes do not produce delinquents.

They came from broken homes and were desperate to help struggling mums.

Vitro knows all about being dirt poor in the rural South and growing up in a broken home.

charity begins at home

After all, charity begins at home.

Despite the profit-making prospects in this it has been treated with utter contempt on the grounds that charity begins at home.

close to home

And interestingly, the pictures these two picked are close to home.

Even closer to home is the enchanting beauty of the Craigendarroch Country Estate.

For a third it might be a school close to home.

It is important, however, to have a source of money close to home.

Local artisans, working close to home, often met the essential needs of the nearby population.

She says it was too close to home and it could easily have been them.

Some commute long distances while others work close to home.

Yet familiarity may be blinding us to equal intelligence expressed by animals far closer to home.

dream house/home/job etc

A palace, Carolyn told herself, a dream house.

But just a couple of days after they moved into their dream home in Quedgeley, it was stolen and torched.

Cracking up ... the dream home that's become a couple's nightmare.

Finally, my family had a dream home and I had my own room with a view of Mount Fuji.

It was all preparation for her dream job: a foreign correspondent, roaming the world in a trench coat.

John Combes and his wife lived out their lives in their dream house, and their children stayed here until the 1760s.

Sadly, they were forced to rent their dream house to tenants for the $ 25 monthly mortgage.

foster home

All the parents were told that their children were in very nice foster homes, with very nice families.

Another boy is in a regular private foster home.

For eight or nine months Mike was shunted from foster home to foster home.

Meanwhile, it apparently was consistent with their policy for the girls to languish in a foster home.

Only about fifty children actually had to be removed from their foster homes.

She was told one of her daughters was receiving tuition in her foster home.

This is, as already indicated, a foster home where practicable.

When John left this last facility, Social Services offered to place him in a therapeutic foster home.

hearth and home

the joys of hearth and home

Though there were undercurrents here, I was absorbed by the sense of family, the polished details of hearth and home.

peace-loving/fun-loving/home-loving etc

sb's chickens have come home to roost

sb's spiritual home

the home/final stretch

As the debate moves into the final stretch , Britain is not without its bargaining cards either.

Clinton also had two personal strikes against him as he went into the home stretch toward the July Democratic convention.

I was tired on the home stretch , but the crowd was wonderful.

The debate is a milestone signalling the final stretch in the campaign leading to the caucuses.

The van laboured its way up the final stretch of the brae, its engine protesting at the strain.

till the cows come home

They stay up and play cards till the cows come home.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Decoys that can confuse the homing sensor in the interceptor are the Achilles' heel of this system.

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