Meaning of WAY in English

WAY

I. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a haphazard way/manner/fashion

I continued my studies in a rather haphazard way.

a long way away

Liz lives in Cheltenham, which is a long way away .

a long way from

We’re still a long way from achieving our sales targets.

a long way

Springfield is a long way from Chicago.

a systematic approach/way/method

a systematic approach to solving the problem

a systematic way of organizing your work

a useful way of doing sth

Keeping lists of the words you learn is a useful way of remembering vocabulary.

a way of coping

Working hard was a way of coping with his grief.

a way out of a dilemma (= a way to solve it )

There seemed to be no way out of the dilemma.

acceptable way

Alcohol is not an acceptable way out of your problems.

admire the way

I really admire the way she brings up those kids all on her own.

all the way round

The ballroom’s huge, with windows all the way round .

all the way (= during the whole of the journey )

Hannah didn’t say a single word all the way back home .

alternative ways/approach/methods etc

alternative approaches to learning

Have you any alternative suggestions ?

an effective way

What’s the most effective way to control crime?

an efficient way

Email is an efficient way of contacting a large number of people.

an obstacle in the way/path

There were still a number of obstacles in the way of an agreement.

as sb sees it/the way sb sees it (= used to give someone’s opinion )

As I see it, you don’t have any choice.

The way I see it, we have two options.

barred...way

She ran back, but Francis barred her way .

become a way of life

For Mark, travelling has become a way of life .

behaved in a...way

She behaved in a very responsible way .

bluff your way out of/through/past etc sb/sth (= go somewhere or succeed in doing something by deceiving someone )

I hope we’ll be able to bluff our way past the guard.

by a long way/shot informal ( also by a long chalk British English ) (= used when something is much better, quicker, cheaper etc )

It was his best performance this year, by a long way.

chomp their way through

British people chomp their way through more than a billion bars of chocolate every year.

closed society/world/way of life

Venetian art in this period was a closed world.

come a long way

I’ve come a long way to see you.

come a long way (= developed a lot )

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

cost-effective way of doing sth

the most cost-effective way of reducing carbon dioxide emissions

detached way/manner

She described what had happened in a cold and detached manner.

devise a method/way

Our aim is to devise a way to improve quality and reduce costs.

different ways

Different people reacted in different ways .

each way

a £10 each way bet

ease the way for

The agreement will ease the way for other countries to join the EU.

edge your way into/round/through etc sth

Christine edged her way round the back of the house.

elbow your way through/past/into etc sth (= move through a group of people by pushing past them )

He elbowed his way to the bar and ordered a beer.

elbowing...out of the way

She pushed through the crowd, elbowing people out of the way .

every inch of the way

Italy deserved to win, though Greece made them fight every inch of the way .

fall far/a long way/well short of sth

Facilities in these schools fall far short of the standards required.

fought...way

She fought her way back into the first team.

go a long way towards (= will help to reach a goal )

Your contributions will go a long way towards helping children in need .

go back a long way (= we have been friends for a long time )

We go back a long way .

going the same way

Many industries have been forced to cut jobs and it looks like the electronics industry is going the same way .

grope your way along/across etc

I was groping my way blindly through the trees.

has right of way

I never know who has right of way at this junction.

have the right of way

The law here says that pedestrians always have the right of way .

in a big way (= to a large degree )

When they lose, they lose in a big way .

in a funny/strange etc kind of way

In a funny kind of way, the bullying made me a stronger person.

in every way possible

The company helped promote the scheme in every way possible.

in such a way/manner that/as to do sth

He lectured in such a way that many in the audience found him impossible to understand.

in the nicest possible way

He told me, in the nicest possible way , that I was interfering too much.

in the normal way

The results will be posted to you in the normal way.

in the ordinary way British English (= as normal )

The money is taxed as income in the ordinary way.

know the way (= know how to get there )

Does he know the way to your house ?

lead the way (= be the first to do something, and show other people how to do it )

The Swedes have led the way in data protection.

learned the hard way

He learned the hard way about the harsh reality of the boxing world.

learned this lesson the hard way

Make sure you put the baby’s diaper on before you start feeding her. I learned this lesson the hard way .

led the way

The manager led the way through the office.

like the way

I don’t like the way he shouts at the children.

meaningful way

Teaching history to five-year-olds in a meaningful way can be very difficult.

Milky Way, the

munched...way through (= eaten all of )

They’d munched their way through three packets of biscuits.

nature’s way

Disease is nature’s way of keeping the population down.

no way

‘Are you going to offer to work over the weekend?’ ‘No way!’

not by a long way/shot informal ( also not by a long chalk British English ) (= not at all or not nearly )

He had not told Rory everything, not by a long shot.

nudge your way to/through etc (sth)

I started to nudge my way to the front of the crowd.

pick your way through a minefield ( also navigate/negotiate a minefield ) (= behave in a careful way to avoid problems in a difficult situation )

The guide helps you pick your way through the minefield of buying a new car.

proper way

the proper way to clean your teeth

public right of way

The path is not a public right of way .

put sth another way

The dress was too small for me, or, to put it another way, I was too big for it.

put sth this/that way

Let me put it this way - she's not as young as she was.

put/place obstacles in the way (= try to stop someone from doing something easily )

Her father put several obstacles in the way of their marriage.

right of way

I never know who has right of way at this junction.

roundabout way/fashion

It was a roundabout way of telling us to leave.

set in...ways (= habits )

Mark was 65 and rather set in his ways .

show...the way

Come on, I’ll show you the way .

slog your way through/round etc sth

He started to slog his way up the hill.

snaking its way

The train was snaking its way through the mountains.

some way

The donation went some way toward paying for the damage.

some/a little/a long way ahead

The clinic was now in sight, some way ahead.

split sth three/four etc ways (= share something between three, four etc people or groups )

The money will have to be split three ways.

step this way (= walk in the direction I am showing you )

Mr. Ives? Please step this way .

surefire way

Children soon learn that bad behaviour is a surefire way of getting attention.

the American/British etc way of life

the best way forward (= the best way to make progress or deal with a problem )

We believe that a merger is the best way forward for the business.

the best way to do/of doing sth

The best way to learn a language is to live in a country where it is spoken.

the best way

What’s the best way to deal with this?

the exact same thing/way etc informal (= exactly the same thing/way etc )

If you’d been there, you’d have done the exact same thing.

the opposite way round

Bob was quicker than Ed? It’s usually the opposite way round .

the opposite way

But the sign was pointing the opposite way .

the way things are going

I feel very encouraged by the way things are going .

the way things are (= the present situation )

I’m not at all dissatisfied with the way things are at the moment.

there is no better way/example/place etc

There’s no better way of exploring the region.

There’s no way

There’s no way I’m going to pay £300 just for a weekend in Paris.

took the easy way out

I just took the easy way out and gave him some cash.

traditional way of life

The tribe’s traditional way of life is under threat.

wangle your way out of/into sth

I wangled my way into art school.

was wise in the ways of (= knew a lot about )

As a manager, Sanford was wise in the ways of company politics.

way forward

We agreed that the sensible way forward was for a new company to be formed.

way of life

The tribe’s traditional way of life is under threat.

way off (= very far from being correct )

Guess again. You’re way off .

way out

Their forecast was way out .

way out

He was in a dilemma, and could see no way out.

way station

The refugee camps, however dreadful, were a way station to their dream.

went...several ways (= went in different directions )

They shook hands and went their several ways .

wing its/their way to/across etc sth

planes winging their way to exotic destinations

work (its way) loose

One of the screws must have worked loose.

works both ways (= involves two opposite or matching effects )

Loyalty works both ways : we are loyal to our employees and, in turn, they are loyal to us.

your own inimitable way/style etc

He entertained us in his own inimitable style.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

different

Different units will have found different ways of saving money.

Each we loved in conspicuously different ways , but as sure as we knew them we did love them.

Long-term training in depth may be carried out in many different ways , depending on the character and means of the aspirant.

It has forced me to think in different ways .

Each of us have different ways of trying to express this change.

Complete the sentence in a new and different way each day.

This book suggests many ways in which we can use video in a different way to viewing television.

Table 5-1 describes briefly one of the many different ways each style might be perceived as effective or ineffective by others.

easy

But there is no easy way to undo the nuclear binge of the cold war.

College is simply an easy way for employers to identify workers with strong basic skills.

It was an easy way of keeping a potentially difficult parent quiet.

Scoring the log One easy way is to calculate the percentage of possible occasions when a particular activity or environmental condition applies.

Stencilling is an easy way of producing a complex decoration that will add interest to any area of bare wood.

Our first thought might be that the easy way out is to develop a subject-orientated curriculum.

This is an easy way of raising money, and appeal organisers are hoping other schools might adopt it on their behalf.

Standing orders and direct debits - the easy way to pay gas, electricity and other bills and expenses.

effective

Hiring Huy would be a very effective way of keeping him under observation, and neutralising the effectiveness of his investigation.

Symbolism is a primitive but effective way of communicating ideas.

With him they had space to express their response, which he nurtured and developed in simple yet effective ways .

All our staff receive training on effective ways to polish every surface and clean every corner.

One effective way to study formation processes is through long-term experimental archaeology.

Immunology recommends allergy shots as an effective way to control moderate to severe asthma.

The linker is a very effective way to seam garments which have a horizontal pattern.

The most effective way to locate stress is to scan your body for tension.

good

There's no better way to have your prints delivered to your door.

There is no better way to reduce those doubts than by acting swiftly to pass clear and tough campaign finance reform laws.

Record companies consider this support quite economic because they view a band's tours as a good way of promoting records.

One of the best ways to improve the cost and time performance of any project is to identify and eliminate unnecessary work.

Salzburg is a fascinating city too, and the guided tour is by far the best way to get your initial bearings.

It was the best way to nip this in the bud.

She's becoming as bad, or as good , whichever way you look at it, as Mac.

Do you now think the way of organising your essay was in fact the best way of approaching the topic?

long

In the longer term ways have been proposed to bypass the quantum limit.

He was still a long way off, but his aim was improving.

They were now running alongside the wall, but still a long way from the crossing stile.

But still a long way to go.

He had come a long way with the Elder, as had his family from time immemorial.

I've still got my integrity and my Möbius scarf, and a boy can go a long way with those things.

I appear to have strayed a long way from our original topic.

A little of Giles goes a long way .

only

Analogy is the only way to start, and the electron and the electromagnetic field the only place.

The only way in which visual recognition of a word can be primed is by previously seeing the word.

The only way to design tastefully was to start from scratch, he had said.

The only way that's going to happen is if it looks like a professional West End production.

It does not, however, mean that this is the only way in which the industry could have developed.

In the new state, fostering was the only way to provide a home for orphaned and otherwise parentless children.

The only way you can place a cash bet is with a bookmaker on Saturday.

It was, she tried tirelessly to explain, not a selfish move but the only way to preserve the business.

other

Richard, of course, never deferential, never awed, totally fearless, just played the other way flat out!

Perhaps there was no other way .

They're faster and stronger but in other ways we're as good as them Male speaker We're all learning from them.

He was about to turn and go the other way when he heard voices.

Locating Rabbits Underground Rabbits that will not bolt from a warren must be located and killed some other way .

Maybe it would be better if we sat facing the other way ?

Unemployment also disenfranchises in other ways .

With hindsight it would have saved a lot of heartbreak if he had looked the other way .

right

Do you feel that was the right way round for you?

Yet it can speak to us, if we approach it the right way .

And I know she knows, but I worry that maybe I haven't said the right words the right way .

One must find a way of ruling out the runaway solutions by choosing the initial accelerations in just the right way.

There are no absolutely right or wrong ways to apply it, only good or bad practices.

The right way is refusing to let any school fail a child.

But squatting itself is not illegal if you go about it the right way .

Firms must find the right way to deliver their message.

similar

Partial randomization of presentation order was achieved in a similar way to that described for Study 2.

The torso of a Dahomey woman was photographed by Penn in a similar way .

In a similar way Paris remarks at the end of the scene: Sweet, above thought I love thee.

Many other studies have been conducted, either in exactly the same or a very similar way .

The abolition of capital punishment and reform of the law on homosexuality came about in a similar way .

Other types of blown vinyl are made in similar ways , and may include metallic-type paper surfaces with a slightly reflective sheen.

Clearers are also visited in a similar way .

The band must remember that recording costs are treated in a similar way to advances.

wrong

First, usury is not intrinsically wrong in the way that murder, adultery or theft are wrong.

He says impact fees have a negligible effect and are the wrong way to go.

He was driven round the wrong way in a car in heavy rain.

One day, when I came home from work, she really pushed me the wrong way .

Maggie said that I shouldn't make risky jokes with assessors in case they take it the wrong way .

He drove off the lot, up Fox the wrong way so he could park on Prospect.

His uncertainty is comprehensible, but he appears to have jumped the wrong way .

She picks up the iron the wrong way and burns her hand.

■ NOUN

home

I was so over the moon I walked all the way home to Streatham with this huge smile on my face.

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

She took the long way home , and walked slowly.

A sore-kneed Sid Bream gasped his way home and barely beat Barry Bonds' throw to end it.

Some supporters were on their way home , when John Durnin ran through and scored to make it 5-3.

I sometimes come down here to feed those critters on my way home .

But Patsy decided she needed a hand with the unpacking and phoned him from the car on the way home .

He watched the lessons from his perch, and when they were over he ran all the way home .

■ VERB

behave

I am ensuring that you behave in the way you ought.

He is asked to behave in ways which run counter to his natural desires, and he resents this.

Early traumas come back to haunt such cats and force them to behave in strange ways .

It is true that many physicians do not behave in this way toward their patients.

The failure of the shareholders to behave in an owner-like way is problematical only if they are appropriately categorised as owners.

A crucial point about epidemics is that not all members of a given population behave in a uniform way .

Horses are all different, and will not necessarily behave the same way in identical situations.

As an entity, the United States behaved in the same way .

change

The Baptist Missionary Society has recently changed the way it organizes home support for its missionaries.

Congress is changing Medicare in ways that will push more elderly beneficiaries into managed-care plans.

Easy-to-learn performance and production techniques, together with readily accessible models in recorded form, change the way music is made.

Harmful or not, the trend is already changing the way researchers see themselves.

The relationship between professional and client is also changing in other ways .

And do you enjoy the challenge inherent in changing the way you do things from time to time?

He would be mad to try and change his way of life now.

But we think you should give her another chance and see if she can change her ways .

clear

This would clear the way for the creation of a multiparty system in the Soviet Union.

Inmates were paid 50 cents a day for the back-breaking chore of clearing right of way through dense forests and laying track.

Douglas Reyburn clearing the way for the future.

But there is no sign that the disgrace of the last Soviet satrap will clear the way for peace.

Clear the way ! Clear the way, you idiot!

By the time Owen arrived the crowd was sixty deep and he had to get his constables to clear a way through.

fight

This typified the controversy that raged as he fought his way to the top in the late sixties.

And did that cause him to fight the way he did against Nelson?

It didn't deter the 3,000-odd who fought their way in.

Bar girls were screaming, and trying to fight their way past us.

At the very least, they could organize to fight the oppressive way in which science gets done.

The whole restaurant cheered me on as I fought my way out into the night.

And here the cataract, fighting its way slowly upstream, encountered the subterranean remains of a much older watercourse.

find

We have to find a way to utilise our fifty thousand members as an educational and propaganda machine.

Life was hard, but people found ways to have a good time.

Where communication is a problem it is for the local authority to find a way round this.

Their last surviving companion straggled in after them; he had found his way alone.

But when I get there I can't find no way out.

Could one of these have found its way into the ear?

Louis de Broglie also tried from time to time throughout his later life to find ways of reconciling quantum mechanics with a more deterministic picture.

Somehow we found our way to the coffeehouse.

force

Foiled raid: Burglars tried to force their way into a house in Northallerton.

I force my way through some bushes at the top.

Some of the rock has forced its way up into other layers like an errant thumb.

Mrs Johnstone, 35, was discovered by police who forced their way into her locked pub shortly after 11am yesterday.

The discovery alarmed him so thoroughly that he tried to force his way back to the door.

He forced his way through the rye till he was past the chestnuts, then turned to his right.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

give

This year Bearcat gave way to Mustang.

Several players hardly seem happy the Raiders reinstated Smith, given the way he abruptly left the team September 27.

After a moment, her knees gave way and she slithered to the floor in a clattering hail of cutlery.

They give you ways to measure progress.

As the dark slowly gave way to light, they saw that the day was going to be hazy.

The Prime Minister I shall give way to the right hon. Gentleman in a moment.

This would give you an easy way to incorporate your own buttons and other pointers.

lead

Cram Liverpool drivers will lead the way to a weekend festival celebrating the Mini in the Lake District next week.

Zhu turned to lead the way , followed by Gao Yang and his police escort.

With Stevenson leading the way , the Machine swept all Cook County and state offices.

He led the way , followed by an ebullient Christina and Elaine, with James sullenly bringing up the rear.

Gooch has led the way with monumental batting efforts and a strict diet of training and practice that leaves younger men breathless.

Our aircraft leads the way whilst the second weaves to left and right to cover our tail.

Then he led the way back to the castle.

make

Alternatively you can make your own way between resorts - our representative will advise you.

The phone rang as she made her way down the hall.

She had been making her way towards Mrs Gracie's door after walking a little.

Masked figures could be seen making their way through the deserted Toronto streets; black crepe sashes hung from the doorways.

She made her way over to him.

High interest rates tend to make it an expensive way to borrow.

Soon, the craft was making its way through the darkness over twenty-foot waves and taking on water.

Lawrence were now making their way from Fort Monroe toward the battle scene.

pave

Althusser's question therefore paves the way for his view that a corpus of knowledge is the outcome of practices.

These two studies paved the way for opening the doors of the premature nursery to parents.

And this does, of course, pave the way for all manner of hilarious aircraft-undercarriage impressions at parties.

It may have paved the way for the 1992 election of Democrat Bill Clinton.

If both you and the other person can find something to laugh about together it paves the way for a harmonious transaction.

He gave as an example some of the early work in genetics which has paved the way for biotechnological developments.

Demolition would pave the way for a major retail and leisure complex masterplan, devised by Damond Lock Grabowski.

This paved the way for leadership in an even greater battle - world war.

pick

I picked my way through the noisy tables and went into the Gents.

The Arvins came picking their way through rubble, nervous as rats, poking people aside with the barrels of their M-16s.

I put the list away in my file, lock the room and carefully pick my way down the little staircase.

There was just one lock, and I picked my way through it with ease.

Every now and again rescue teams of young people would pick their way downhill with a bandaged pilgrim on a stretcher.

I take the Metro to Richelieu-Drouot, exit, and pick my way down the street.

They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.

There was a clearly defined path, but she still had to pick her way with care.

push

They had all just pushed their way into the house, and crowded into the small sitting room.

Auntie Reno said as she pushed her way past me.

He put on his hazard lights, pulled over and pushed his way across the crowded pavement towards the rubbish basket.

I felt like a salmon swimming upstream to spawn as I pushed my way through the cars.

They stabled their horses and pushed their way through the noisy, colourful streets.

He looks harried from having had to push his way through to reach me.

I turned and pushed my way through a group of people to the end of the room.

I pushed my way through and looked at it and started laughing.

work

This disruption stole my attention from Dole, who was working his way toward us.

The parser works its way along the text string word by word.

We work in whatever ways we can toward the end of capitalist patriarchy.

We're constantly working on new ways to excite you!

You can prepare for tough situations at work the same way .

He had worked his way up from foreman in underground heavy engineering projects to resident engineer.

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(it) cuts both ways

It cuts both ways to both parties.

The company will probably discover, to its chagrin, that it cuts both ways.

When our album Cuts Both Ways was released in 1989, I couldn't believe how successful it was.

God moves in a mysterious way/mysterious ways

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

a long way

For me, a little bit of race watching goes a long way.

Genuine smiles and statements of appreciation go a long way.

He believes it still has a long way to go.

It's a long way from the sturdy frames the technicians normally handle.

Still, they had come a long way since their managerial debut.

Taken together they go a long way in explaining the birth and persistence of aesthetic modernism.

That tale goes a long way toward explaining why the spineless weasels in Dogpatch have once again rejected a referendum.

The negotiations are over, but the contract is a long way from being signed.

along the way/line

Barns were sometimes built with integral aisles, along the lines of a church.

But along the way Alice Thomas Ellis creates an ironic and vivid portrait of London, brilliantly catching its degradation and waste.

He and Wharton are related somewhere along the line.

Moving along the line in the figure shows that a rise in one variable is associated with a rise in the other.

Somewhere along the line, Harriet felt, she had gone wrong with her daughter's upbringing.

The changes that befall us along the way are just the various experiences that we encounter on our journey.

There are quotidian bumps and creases and noteworthy spills all along the way that need attention.

There had been other signals along the way.

any old how/way

By this time nobody was paying any attention, just stamping round any old how.

Go back to living in proper departments instead of any old how all over the place.

Like you they want to dance-not just any old way but a la Alvin Ailey.

The doctors and nurses knew too and just treated you any old way.

There's some stand any old how, you'd be really ashamed of them.

They've dropped things just any old how, he thought, listening to the distant chattering of the nomes.

any way you slice it

It's the truth, any way you slice it.

be all downhill (from here)/be downhill all the way (from here)

be in a bad way

Martin came back from Africa with malaria, and he was in a pretty bad way for months.

You'd better get an ambulance - she's in a pretty bad way.

Duncan saw that he was in a bad way, his face grey and wan.

Effie here is in a bad way for several reasons.

He could see that Longhi, the lowest on the rope, was in a bad way; his hands kept slipping.

I was in a bad way at that time, I felt really depressed, so I went round causing criminal damage.

She was in a bad way and I hated doing it, but I had to.

Some are in a bad way so we share what we have.

Sometimes aircraft returning across the Channel are in a bad way.

The solo climber was in a bad way, and they invited him to rope up with them.

be laughing all the way to the bank

be the wrong way round/around

Church twisted his head sideways as if the writing were the wrong way round.

block sb's way/path/exit/escape etc

bludgeon your way through/to/past etc sb/sth

claw your way

He will probe unceasingly for loopholes by which to claw his way back to his prewar stature.

In the next seven years, Assad clawed his way up the ladder until he emerged as sole leader in 1970.

She was still clawing her way out of her first marriage, not thinking about the next, as I was.

She was there as her son clawed his way up from the post-coma cognitive level of a 2-year-old.

The vine clawed its way up the wall at the end.

There was not a man present who had not stepped over bodies of rivals to claw his way to his present position.

This was the early-eighties and Britain was clawing its way out of recession on the back of a demand-led boom.

You have to really work and claw your way up there.

clear the way for sth

Almond said he may ask President Clinton to declare Rhode Island a disaster area, clearing the way for federal funds.

And now the White Paper clears the way for these to be used by cable stations.

But there is no sign that the disgrace of the last Soviet satrap will clear the way for peace.

Douglas Reyburn clearing the way for the future.

Losses from restructuring will decline from now on, clearing the way for a recovery in earnings.

That cleared the way for the public release of the scores and scheduling of interviews and a final selection.

This would clear the way for the creation of a multiparty system in the Soviet Union.

could go either way

It could go either way, as we have seen in previous months of March.

M., still could go either way.

The latest opinion poll suggests the vote could go either way.

do sth the hard way

Despite problems at camp, the field army had learned a great deal by then, much of it the hard way.

I have done it the hard way.

I learned that the hard way, by losing a couple of first drafts of articles I was writing.

I was brought up the hard way.

Let them learn the lessons of capitalism the hard way.

Los Angeles City Hall found that out the hard way last March.

Needless to say, I learned about getting things done, the hard way.

either way

A decision either way on Roe can therefore be perceived as favoring one group or the other....

But this is virtually impossible to establish either way so long as the argument has to depend on reported behaviour.

His jeering remarks had hidden barbs, and just went to prove how little he cared either way.

It is possible to make the argument either way.

It seems you can't actually lose either way, doesn't it?

The worker should be comfortable either way.

They were: offences triable only on indictment; offences triable only summarily; and offences triable either way.

We could simply alternate between the two algorithms and catch the suspect either way.

every which way

People were running every which way when the fire started.

Dendrov branched every which way, a forest of tangled stags' horns.

He shook his head in wonder and his hair went every which way.

His hair, dyed tomato red for a new movie, sticks up every which way.

I have tried every which way to get it back down on the bottom.

I tried blanching and not blanching, cutting them every which way and freezing whole.

Instead the field lines would be going every which way.

Martin put a couple of slick fakes on cornerback Larry Brown, turning and twisting him every which way.

They went every which way and there seemed no end to them.

feel your way

He felt his way across the room, and found the door handle.

As she felt her way forward, suddenly a knight on horseback galloped past her.

During their sophomore and junior years, many feel their way toward active participation in one or more facets of college life.

He feels his way through the bowels of the city, conscious of the weight of civilisation above him.

I felt my way around like a blind man and lay down on the bed.

I said, feeling my way.

Then, as John began to climb to where the other had been, Nicholas felt his way to the fallen sapper.

Two men feeling their way out on to the bridge.

We scraped along, edged forward, bumping into one another, feeling our way deeper and deeper into the church.

fight your way (through/past etc sb/sth)

After fighting his way through all this, he would have to face an angry and almost certainly stark-naked Quigley.

Bar girls were screaming, and trying to fight their way past us.

Being fit and healthy is especially important if you have to fight your way out of trouble or run for home.

Dana fights his way through the protocol surrounding the medicine chest, has a recipe drawn up, and delivers his balm.

I think also that three other Hearthwares shall come, in case we need to fight our way out of some tight spot.

Meanwhile, the master had sprung from his position backstage and was fighting his way toward me.

We will swim through seas of blood, fight our way through lakes of fire, if we are ordered.

find its way somewhere

find your way (somewhere)

Alternatively dirt and silt could find their way back into the pond.

As the sulphur finds its way into his lungs, he will become dizzy and nauseated.

Corporate sponsorship ensures that far more money finds its way into sport than would otherwise be the case.

I go back, and this time I find my way into nondescript offices below ground where priests are transcribing notes.

In due course, these accounts found their way into print.

The ball should have been cleared long before it found its way on to Robert Lee's left boot.

The company said it would have been impossible to keep the new soybeans from finding their way into human food.

You must learn to find your way through the menu maze before you can use the program efficiently.

follow a profession/trade/way of life etc

force your way through/into etc sth

Burglars strike: Intruders forced their way into a house which was being renovated.

He'd schooled himself to ruthlessness, single-mindedly forcing his way through the jungle, hacking at anything in his path.

He has recovered from a nightmare pelvic injury and is now forcing his way into Roker's Wembley plans.

Jezrael could feel stupid tears forcing their way through her control.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

The thieves have been forcing their way into the homes of elderly people, holding them down while searching for their savings.

Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.

go the way of all flesh

go your separate ways

After this they go their separate ways.

He says that they more or less go their separate ways, Felicity and this green fellow she's married to.

In the case of bacteria, the enormous numbers of cells produced by successive doublings go their separate ways.

Only then, in the shock of the open air at last, did we break ranks and go our separate ways.

Or would they go their separate ways, each ruling an independent principality?

She takes it up, the partners disengage and go their separate ways.

They were too readily allowed to go their separate ways.

We all seemed to split up and go our separate ways afterwards.

have come a long way

Computer technology has come a long way since the 1970s.

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

Simulators have come a long way in recent years and today many of them use screen addressing to update the information.

There are still many gaps, but we have come a long way.

They have come a long way, so they spend the first few hours greeting each other.

We certainly have come a long way.

We have come a long way since then, and one of the greatest stresses in the world today is loneliness.

in every way

Tamara was his equal in every way.

These two dresses are identical in every way , except for the price tag.

And we should all support it in every way we can.

During these past weeks he had tried in every way to get her out of his mind.

He would spit on people and resist in every way he could.

I hope that my hon. Friend will consider its application sympathetically and support the hospital in every way that she can.

If you make a copy of a file, the copy is identical in every way, except in name.

Shanti and Chris were very helpful in every way, and Shanti's ready laughter and general cheerfulness was a great comfort.

She was the one who was standing still, frozen in every way into herself.

Terry, for her part, tried in every way to keep her parents from finding out how desperately ill she was.

in the family way

Do I appear to be in the family way?

That young scut has put a fancy piece in the family way.

in your own sweet way/time

Did he think he was so important that he could finish the cottage in his own sweet time?

I'd rather carry on in my own sweet way, and I'd rather be in Stockholm.

I probably love him, in my own sweet way.

You can just sit back and read the responses and decide the winner in your own sweet time.

know the way to sb's heart

What a great meal! You certainly know the way to a man's heart !

know your way around sth

And he knew his way around.

Bike testers these days tend to know their way around a track.

For he is convinced he knows his way around better than anyone else on earth.

For those who have used soft chalk pastels and know their way around the tints I would advise loose pastels.

Fortunately, I knew my way around cars.

He knows his way around the course and, with any luck, I felt the ground would come up soft.

The people had been friendly, and she had known her way around.

They seemed to know their way around; at least one of them must have been familiar with the layout.

learn (sth) the hard way

I learned the hard way that drugs weren't an answer to my problems.

But, as Server shows us, he learned apathy the hard way.

Early on he learned - the hard way - that it was the passport to success.

He learned this the hard way, when he tried to move his head.

I learned that the hard way, by losing a couple of first drafts of articles I was writing.

I learned this the hard way.

Mainline medicine learned this the hard way when it first started to use anesthetics.

She had learned it the hard way and she never let her guard slip at all.

The Lisa designers also learned this the hard way, and their computer shipped with 1024K, or a megabyte of memory.

light the/sb's way

A cold grey light made its way round the corners of the curtains and trickled into the room.

Fand and Liban came behind, but their spears didn't light the way, only set confusing reflections in the walls.

He switched off the kitchen light on his way out.

He went upstairs, moving slowly in his light and silent way.

I look for the planktonic lanterns that sometimes light our way, but this night I do not see any bioluminescence.

Stripes of rock tilted and shimmered in the midday light .

They went through, moving slowly, cautiously, side by side, using their lamps to light the way ahead of them.

look the other way

Politicians have looked the other way while children go hungry.

He tactfully looked the other way and did not pause in his stride.

Mud pools wait until you are looking the other way before plopping discreetly.

Our safe places were attacked by hooligans, and the authorities looked the other way.

Running out of time, minding its own business, looking the other way.

The troops, acting on orders, looked the other way.

Turn a deaf ear, look the other way.

Up stepped Purse, who had only just taken over the penalty duties, as 32,000 Brummies looked the other way.

With hindsight it would have saved a lot of heartbreak if he had looked the other way.

lose your way/bearings

I completely lose my bearings when I go outside the city.

The Congressional black caucus has lost its way since Republicans took over Congress.

When my wife left me, I kind of lost my bearings for a while.

Among right-wing circles this perception simply intensified their existential feeling of Angst, of having lost their bearings.

But somehow, in the zeal to get re-elected, we lost our way.

He had lost his bearings on a trip to nearby shops a few weeks earlier.

He lit another cigarette and left, losing his way at the end of the corridor.

I am about to lose my way.

John had a mission to become an entrepreneur, but he went out without a road map and almost lost his way.

She claimed she had somehow been placed on an ocean liner that had lost its way at sea.

mend your ways

If he doesn't mend his ways he'll be in jail by the time he's eighteen.

It's possible the college might take you back, but first you'll have to convince them you've mended your ways.

The Communist Party committees tried to 're-educate' him but he refused to mend his ways.

And attempts to mend its ways are running into trouble.

As a result of this report the caretaker was informed that if he did not mend his ways he would be discharged.

More recently, and equally significantly, the colony's stock market had mended its ways.

More uniform arrangements will allow good schools to flourish, they say, while forcing bad ones to mend their ways.

She wrote back in an unusually cheery vein in-tended to demonstrate, I suppose, that she was mending her ways.

This makes it less likely that investors would encourage a dissolute borrower to mend its ways by withholding finance.

middle course/way etc

But I can find no middle course.

He steered a middle course between intimacy and aloofness which would have endeared him to the most demanding of guests.

How wide is the floodplain of the River Wharfe in this middle course of the valley?

I usually steer a middle course which avoids both waste and effort.

In sum, the mixed economy is a middle way between the market and the command political economies.

Managers must steer a middle course between political correctness and political babble.

Pendulums move to extremes before they steady to the middle course, and so do journalistic trends.

To help him resolve it, he brought in General Joseph McNarney, who eventually decided on a middle way.

muscle your way into/through etc sth

But other alleged triad leaders used violence to muscle their way into the business, according to the police.

Guliaggi and Norrejo are muscling their way through the mob.

on the/your way out

A group of soldiers pushed past him on their way out.

Alive three years ago, now all of them gone or on their way out.

But drive-ins are on the way out.

I fixed an interview time with Sylvia on my way out. 7 Emily Lightbody came back to work the following Monday.

It also looks like Shutt is on his way out ... bit of a shame really.

She hadn't merely failed to notice it on her way out.

The old man could be on the way out, and anyone on the way out is inevitably a centre for drama.

You would carry this in your sock and give it back to the man, reclaiming your clothes on your way out.

open the door/way to sth

He lifts open the door to throw in another pine slab.

I opened the door to find Mrs Puri standing to attention outside.

Lonnie Ali opens the door to the kitchen.

Once you open the door to things that are not related to the Holocaust, where do you draw the line?

She opened the door to the living room.

This design decision was taken to open the door to integration of hypermedia mail, news, and information access.

This was when somebody opened the door to the inner sanctum where the support band was playing.

out of harm's way

Move valuable objects out of harm's way when children are visiting.

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

pave the way for sth

And this does, of course, pave the way for all manner of hilarious aircraft-undercarriage impressions at parties.

By paving the way for a national free market, absolutism fostered capitalism.

I pave the way for my people with product specialists, financial experts, the regional boys, whatever.

She would pave the way for a much more slender ideal: the flapper.

The Ports Act 1991 has paved the way for this privatisation of the Trust Ports by competitive tender.

Their unique approach paved the way for an extraordinary leap into the deep earth.

They merely pave the way for an increasing proportion of those emissions to come from the burning of imported coal.

pay your way

Pfeiffer worked as a shipping clerk to pay his way through college.

But, in spite of the considerable effort and investment, it has for many years failed to pay its way.

Finally, I offered to become an air hostess to pay my way, and this time, received an immediate reply.

His father is paying his way.

If education postpones such dependency it will have paid its way.

It was an important principle that these housing schemes should pay their way.

It wasn't often that men shrugged off her attempts to pay her way.

Octavia Hill believed, with most other Victorians, that housing should pay its way to her, housing subsidies were unthinkable.

They either pay their way, or they go.

pick your way through/across/among etc sth

Hardly glancing at Berowne's body Dalgliesh picked his way across the carpet to Harry Mack and squatted beside him.

I picked my way through the noisy tables and went into the Gents.

Publishers and booksellers will have to pick their way through a landscape made strange and problematic by change.

So four of us took our stirrup pumps and torches and picked our way through what was a minefield.

The Arvins came picking their way through rubble, nervous as rats, poking people aside with the barrels of their M-16s.

There was just one lock, and I picked my way through it with ease.

They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.

We pick our way across the cement floor and into the battered portacabin.

point the way

No signs point the way to Carson's grave.

Several themes at the conference point the way for new nursing research.

But although by themselves they do not take us this far, they do at least point the way.

But without critics to point the way, that money might as well be tossed into the wind.

Everything pointed the way towards a better political awareness for young people.

In itself this does not seem to me to point the way towards any helpful scientific theory of mind.

It points the way to new directions for the late 1980s and 1990s.

Several precedents, particularly those established in the forum of the United Nations Organisation, had pointed the way.

The stark resonance of this solo piano album pointed the way.

prepare the way/ground for sb/sth

A third preliminary task was to prepare the ground for the recruitment of support workers.

Edelstone and other analysts expect this chip will prepare the way for the K6, due out next year.

His staff could prepare the way for this.

In other words, he is preparing the ground for a partition of the province.

It prepared the way for the men who were to prepare the way for the Council.

This helped prepare the ground for Labour's literacy and numeracy hours, which have achieved outstanding success.

With hindsight, one can see how Mr Gorbachev has been preparing the ground for this week's changes.

Yet the volume closes with three sonnets which prepare the way for the intensely symbolic landscapes of Mascarilla y trebol.

rub sb up the wrong way

sb can't have it both ways

see the error of your ways

In fact Brian Moore reckoned it would take only twelve days for the administrators to see the error of their ways.

see your way (clear) to doing sth

Finally he could see his way clear to his goal.

Small builders can not see their way to take on many trainees.

There was just enough light for her to see her way to the bathroom.

see your way clear (to doing sth)

If you can see your way clear , call this number to volunteer.

Finally he could see his way clear to his goal.

shoulder your way through/into etc

Bringing up the rear, Duke shouldered his way into the kitchen.

But wait, some one is shouldering their way through the crowd.

Erlich shouldered his way through the crowd and went after her.

He was curious and, shouldering his way through the crowd, made his way to St Mary Le Bow.

I went in there, shouldered my way through the crowd.

Nicolo shouldered his way through the crowd towards the Princess.

Some surprise managed to shoulder its way into Jenner's turgid writing.

They looked as though they could shoulder their way through solid rock and beat up a regiment of trolls into the bargain.

show the way

Short hair is in again, and Johnny Depp shows the way with a cool new cut.

I mention it here because it and Sirius show the way to the open cluster M50 in Monoceros.

Maturity is important to a leader because leading is not simply showing the way or issuing orders.

No one people owns the map that shows the way.

The Channel tunnel shows the way.

The circle and the square show the way in which the phenomenological and the personal aspects of understanding relate.

Tony Cottee and David Marsh have shown the way.

Trevor-Roper had shown the way in the 1950s: Lawrence Stone emigrated to Princeton to escape his barbs.

smooth the way/path for sth

The company said it has assigned more than 2, 000 employees to help smooth the way for competition.

Well, you could break all the moulds by smoothing the way for Mary O'Rourke to come through as your successor.

stand in sb's way

I wouldn't want to stand in the way of progress.

All that stood in the way of victory was a touch of bad luck.

Even worse, some think public relations stands in the way of getting at the real facts.

Labor-Management Cooperation Many public managers believe that unions are the greatest obstacle standing in the way of entrepreneurial government.

North West side Brigade stand in the way of North Down's success - and they look to be formidable opposition.

Nothing seemed to stand in the way.

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

With luck, fewer barriers may stand in the way.

swing both ways

They sat outside local shopping centers and recorded more than 350 adults as they walked through doors that swung both ways.

take sth the wrong way

Daniel sat in silence, afraid whatever he said would be taken the wrong way.

Don't take this the wrong way, but could I stay at your place tonight?

Don't take this the wrong way, but your driving has really improved.

Don't tell Simon that -- he might take it the wrong way.

No, that's not what I meant. You take everything the wrong way.

Don't take that the wrong way.

Everything you say, he takes it in the wrong way.

Maggie said that I shouldn't make risky jokes with assessors in case they take it the wrong way.

No matter what compliment you pay them, they always take it the wrong way.

Weeb said his father was afraid people might take it the wrong way.

take the easy way out

Too many people take the easy way out of financial trouble by declaring bankruptcy.

But these days, if it looks as if it's going to be nasty, I take the easy way out.

Fishwick, however, does not take the easy way out.

Not surprisingly they take the easy way out when food is put out for them each day.

This healthy, realistic fear helps the organization resist the temptation to take the easy way out of a problematic situation.

talk your way out of sth

How did Cindy talk her way out of getting a speeding ticket?

He was explaining something to the police with no apparent concern, talking his way out of it.

I could talk my way out of trouble.

Then, Benjamin tries to talk his way out of it by saying that he slowed down at the stop sign.

the Appian Way

the following example/way etc

An illustration of the problems and possible solutions is provided by the following example.

But there are alternative ways to teach and learn, as witnessed by the following examples of classrooms of commitment and conviction.

In each of the following ways tracking hinders rather than helps chil-dren learn: 1.

In general terms, the distinction between education and training can be formulated in the following way.

Look at the following examples and compare your answers with them.

Section 6 has been interpreted in the following ways.

This can be seen in the following examples.

This is known as the package index and is obtained in the following way for each package: 1.

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

the wrong way up

there's more than one way to skin a cat

thread your way through/into sth etc

Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.

He threads his way through narrow alleys where the sun never penetrates.

I watched her thread her way through the crowd, toward the elevator.

Judges have a hard time trying to thread their way through the labyrinthine case law.

Rather, the guitar and drum set seem like obbligato instruments, threading their way through the varied and highly imaginative texture.

The door was held open for him, and he threaded his way through all the backstage equipment.

This time she threaded her way through the high peaks of the Rockies without incident.

We thread our way through the cemetery, misquoting or humming quietly and almost comforted.

wend your way

We watched the train wend its way through the mountain pass.

As the spectators began to wend their way home, the emotions of some were mixed.

Following an ancient rhythm people are wending their way home before the light fails.

From there I was going to hitch a ride on a freight train and wend my way back east.

John and I would wend our way into Westwood Village to window-shop or see a movie or buy groceries.

Motorists wend their way through orange traffic cones and detour signs.

The sound of automobiles wending their way along the road far below does not reach me.

This was the last mill, the brook now wending its way towards the Severn at Minsterworth.

We wend our way through the most crowded portion.

where there's a will there's a way

wing its/their way

His resignation was winging its way to Sheppards yesterday afternoon.

If it slips then, as it probably will, the Hingston fortune will wing its way elsewhere.

Out of a group of trees near by a rook flew, winging its way leisurely across the Park towards him.

Photographs had winged their way across, and presents at Christmas and Easter, with Mammy's birthday a speciality.

Readers' original gardening tips Another batch of £50 cash prizes are winging their way to this month's top tipsters.

Small but dangerously exciting trickles of pleasure were still winging their way through her virtually defenceless body.

Within seventy minutes each plane has been unloaded, reloaded and winging its way to destination cities.

work your way through school/college/university etc

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

work your way to/through etc sth

And national campaign finance reform began to work its way through the U. S. Congress.

For nearly two hours he worked his way through his agenda, more administration and finance today than scientific exploration.

He would stand in the gents' cubicle and work his way through the fantasy, peeing in synchronization with the finale.

I realize that I need to work my way through the next passages with care and delicacy.

Magistrates are working their way through questioning all the officers who participated in the raid, beginning with the 13 commanders.

The engine started to sound rough, but she thought it would work its way through and ignored it.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

worm (your way) into/through etc sth

But you can bring worms into your house, too, and make your kitchen scraps disappear.

Clive felt delicate feelers worming through his mind, draining his pain, his fear.

Jess wormed through the crush, at last emerging into daylight.

Or perhaps you've an idea that you might worm your way into my affections, is that it?

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

worm your way out of (doing) sth

Somehow Ben wormed his way out of mowing the lawn.

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Are you sure this is the way ?

Are you sure we're going the right way ? I don't remember seeing that church before.

Do you think you can find the way home by yourself?

I'll show you the way we calculate the figures.

I could tell by the way he looked at me that he was annoyed.

I don't recognize this part of town - we must have come the wrong way .

I just love the way she laughs.

I think this is the quickest way into town.

I think you're going about this in completely the wrong way .

I tried every way I could to make the child go to bed, but she refused.

Is there any way of controlling the heating in here?

Is this the way to Grand Central Station?

It is important to consider which way the house faces, as that determines how much sun it gets.

Jill's office is that way .

Losing a job affects different people in different ways.

Ottumwa? That's quite a ways from here, isn't it?

The argument was a terrible way to end a wonderful week.

The bear went that way - you can see its tracks in the snow.

The government does not believe that this approach is the right way to deal with the problem.

The only way to lose weight is to eat less.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

By phrasing questions in different ways, inconsistencies are exposed without the need for having a detailed knowledge of a particular technique.

Council officers in Darlington have looked at ways of supporting the campaign.

He walked all the way to Upper Street, near the bus-stops, before he found a free phonebox.

Now that his marriage has broken down there is no way round this problem.

On the way home I was thinking about the week.

Women there have abortions again and again because it is the only way they can limit their family size.

You will find a tiny amount will go a long way .

II. adverb

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

(it) cuts both ways

It cuts both ways to both parties.

The company will probably discover, to its chagrin, that it cuts both ways.

When our album Cuts Both Ways was released in 1989, I couldn't believe how successful it was.

God moves in a mysterious way/mysterious ways

a little (of sth) goes a long way

A little ketchup goes a long way.

Clearly, a little imagination goes a long way.

Like a powerful adhesive, a little of it goes a long way.

a long way

For me, a little bit of race watching goes a long way.

Genuine smiles and statements of appreciation go a long way.

He believes it still has a long way to go.

It's a long way from the sturdy frames the technicians normally handle.

Still, they had come a long way since their managerial debut.

Taken together they go a long way in explaining the birth and persistence of aesthetic modernism.

That tale goes a long way toward explaining why the spineless weasels in Dogpatch have once again rejected a referendum.

The negotiations are over, but the contract is a long way from being signed.

along the way/line

Barns were sometimes built with integral aisles, along the lines of a church.

But along the way Alice Thomas Ellis creates an ironic and vivid portrait of London, brilliantly catching its degradation and waste.

He and Wharton are related somewhere along the line.

Moving along the line in the figure shows that a rise in one variable is associated with a rise in the other.

Somewhere along the line, Harriet felt, she had gone wrong with her daughter's upbringing.

The changes that befall us along the way are just the various experiences that we encounter on our journey.

There are quotidian bumps and creases and noteworthy spills all along the way that need attention.

There had been other signals along the way.

any old how/way

By this time nobody was paying any attention, just stamping round any old how.

Go back to living in proper departments instead of any old how all over the place.

Like you they want to dance-not just any old way but a la Alvin Ailey.

The doctors and nurses knew too and just treated you any old way.

There's some stand any old how, you'd be really ashamed of them.

They've dropped things just any old how, he thought, listening to the distant chattering of the nomes.

any way you slice it

It's the truth, any way you slice it.

be all downhill (from here)/be downhill all the way (from here)

be in a bad way

Martin came back from Africa with malaria, and he was in a pretty bad way for months.

You'd better get an ambulance - she's in a pretty bad way.

Duncan saw that he was in a bad way, his face grey and wan.

Effie here is in a bad way for several reasons.

He could see that Longhi, the lowest on the rope, was in a bad way; his hands kept slipping.

I was in a bad way at that time, I felt really depressed, so I went round causing criminal damage.

She was in a bad way and I hated doing it, but I had to.

Some are in a bad way so we share what we have.

Sometimes aircraft returning across the Channel are in a bad way.

The solo climber was in a bad way, and they invited him to rope up with them.

be laughing all the way to the bank

be the wrong way round/around

Church twisted his head sideways as if the writing were the wrong way round.

block sb's way/path/exit/escape etc

bludgeon your way through/to/past etc sb/sth

claw your way

He will probe unceasingly for loopholes by which to claw his way back to his prewar stature.

In the next seven years, Assad clawed his way up the ladder until he emerged as sole leader in 1970.

She was still clawing her way out of her first marriage, not thinking about the next, as I was.

She was there as her son clawed his way up from the post-coma cognitive level of a 2-year-old.

The vine clawed its way up the wall at the end.

There was not a man present who had not stepped over bodies of rivals to claw his way to his present position.

This was the early-eighties and Britain was clawing its way out of recession on the back of a demand-led boom.

You have to really work and claw your way up there.

clear the way for sth

Almond said he may ask President Clinton to declare Rhode Island a disaster area, clearing the way for federal funds.

And now the White Paper clears the way for these to be used by cable stations.

But there is no sign that the disgrace of the last Soviet satrap will clear the way for peace.

Douglas Reyburn clearing the way for the future.

Losses from restructuring will decline from now on, clearing the way for a recovery in earnings.

That cleared the way for the public release of the scores and scheduling of interviews and a final selection.

This would clear the way for the creation of a multiparty system in the Soviet Union.

could go either way

It could go either way, as we have seen in previous months of March.

M., still could go either way.

The latest opinion poll suggests the vote could go either way.

do sth the hard way

Despite problems at camp, the field army had learned a great deal by then, much of it the hard way.

I have done it the hard way.

I learned that the hard way, by losing a couple of first drafts of articles I was writing.

I was brought up the hard way.

Let them learn the lessons of capitalism the hard way.

Los Angeles City Hall found that out the hard way last March.

Needless to say, I learned about getting things done, the hard way.

either way

A decision either way on Roe can therefore be perceived as favoring one group or the other....

But this is virtually impossible to establish either way so long as the argument has to depend on reported behaviour.

His jeering remarks had hidden barbs, and just went to prove how little he cared either way.

It is possible to make the argument either way.

It seems you can't actually lose either way, doesn't it?

The worker should be comfortable either way.

They were: offences triable only on indictment; offences triable only summarily; and offences triable either way.

We could simply alternate between the two algorithms and catch the suspect either way.

every which way

People were running every which way when the fire started.

Dendrov branched every which way, a forest of tangled stags' horns.

He shook his head in wonder and his hair went every which way.

His hair, dyed tomato red for a new movie, sticks up every which way.

I have tried every which way to get it back down on the bottom.

I tried blanching and not blanching, cutting them every which way and freezing whole.

Instead the field lines would be going every which way.

Martin put a couple of slick fakes on cornerback Larry Brown, turning and twisting him every which way.

They went every which way and there seemed no end to them.

feel your way

He felt his way across the room, and found the door handle.

As she felt her way forward, suddenly a knight on horseback galloped past her.

During their sophomore and junior years, many feel their way toward active participation in one or more facets of college life.

He feels his way through the bowels of the city, conscious of the weight of civilisation above him.

I felt my way around like a blind man and lay down on the bed.

I said, feeling my way.

Then, as John began to climb to where the other had been, Nicholas felt his way to the fallen sapper.

Two men feeling their way out on to the bridge.

We scraped along, edged forward, bumping into one another, feeling our way deeper and deeper into the church.

fight your way (through/past etc sb/sth)

After fighting his way through all this, he would have to face an angry and almost certainly stark-naked Quigley.

Bar girls were screaming, and trying to fight their way past us.

Being fit and healthy is especially important if you have to fight your way out of trouble or run for home.

Dana fights his way through the protocol surrounding the medicine chest, has a recipe drawn up, and delivers his balm.

I think also that three other Hearthwares shall come, in case we need to fight our way out of some tight spot.

Meanwhile, the master had sprung from his position backstage and was fighting his way toward me.

We will swim through seas of blood, fight our way through lakes of fire, if we are ordered.

find its way somewhere

find your way (somewhere)

Alternatively dirt and silt could find their way back into the pond.

As the sulphur finds its way into his lungs, he will become dizzy and nauseated.

Corporate sponsorship ensures that far more money finds its way into sport than would otherwise be the case.

I go back, and this time I find my way into nondescript offices below ground where priests are transcribing notes.

In due course, these accounts found their way into print.

The ball should have been cleared long before it found its way on to Robert Lee's left boot.

The company said it would have been impossible to keep the new soybeans from finding their way into human food.

You must learn to find your way through the menu maze before you can use the program efficiently.

follow a profession/trade/way of life etc

force your way through/into etc sth

Burglars strike: Intruders forced their way into a house which was being renovated.

He'd schooled himself to ruthlessness, single-mindedly forcing his way through the jungle, hacking at anything in his path.

He has recovered from a nightmare pelvic injury and is now forcing his way into Roker's Wembley plans.

Jezrael could feel stupid tears forcing their way through her control.

Smitty went first, forcing his way through the branches that closed in on the trail.

The thieves have been forcing their way into the homes of elderly people, holding them down while searching for their savings.

Then Huddersfield rallied, and the fiery centre-forward Islip forced his way through to beat the tiring Burnley defenders.

go the way of all flesh

go your separate ways

After this they go their separate ways.

He says that they more or less go their separate ways, Felicity and this green fellow she's married to.

In the case of bacteria, the enormous numbers of cells produced by successive doublings go their separate ways.

Only then, in the shock of the open air at last, did we break ranks and go our separate ways.

Or would they go their separate ways, each ruling an independent principality?

She takes it up, the partners disengage and go their separate ways.

They were too readily allowed to go their separate ways.

We all seemed to split up and go our separate ways afterwards.

have come a long way

Computer technology has come a long way since the 1970s.

Psychiatry has come a long way since the 1920s.

Simulators have come a long way in recent years and today many of them use screen addressing to update the information.

There are still many gaps, but we have come a long way.

They have come a long way, so they spend the first few hours greeting each other.

We certainly have come a long way.

We have come a long way since then, and one of the greatest stresses in the world today is loneliness.

in every way

Tamara was his equal in every way.

These two dresses are identical in every way , except for the price tag.

And we should all support it in every way we can.

During these past weeks he had tried in every way to get her out of his mind.

He would spit on people and resist in every way he could.

I hope that my hon. Friend will consider its application sympathetically and support the hospital in every way that she can.

If you make a copy of a file, the copy is identical in every way, except in name.

Shanti and Chris were very helpful in every way, and Shanti's ready laughter and general cheerfulness was a great comfort.

She was the one who was standing still, frozen in every way into herself.

Terry, for her part, tried in every way to keep her parents from finding out how desperately ill she was.

in the family way

Do I appear to be in the family way?

That young scut has put a fancy piece in the family way.

in your own sweet way/time

Did he think he was so important that he could finish the cottage in his own sweet time?

I'd rather carry on in my own sweet way, and I'd rather be in Stockholm.

I probably love him, in my own sweet way.

You can just sit back and read the responses and decide the winner in your own sweet time.

know the way to sb's heart

What a great meal! You certainly know the way to a man's heart !

know your way around sth

And he knew his way around.

Bike testers these days tend to know their way around a track.

For he is convinced he knows his way around better than anyone else on earth.

For those who have used soft chalk pastels and know their way around the tints I would advise loose pastels.

Fortunately, I knew my way around cars.

He knows his way around the course and, with any luck, I felt the ground would come up soft.

The people had been friendly, and she had known her way around.

They seemed to know their way around; at least one of them must have been familiar with the layout.

learn (sth) the hard way

I learned the hard way that drugs weren't an answer to my problems.

But, as Server shows us, he learned apathy the hard way.

Early on he learned - the hard way - that it was the passport to success.

He learned this the hard way, when he tried to move his head.

I learned that the hard way, by losing a couple of first drafts of articles I was writing.

I learned this the hard way.

Mainline medicine learned this the hard way when it first started to use anesthetics.

She had learned it the hard way and she never let her guard slip at all.

The Lisa designers also learned this the hard way, and their computer shipped with 1024K, or a megabyte of memory.

light the/sb's way

A cold grey light made its way round the corners of the curtains and trickled into the room.

Fand and Liban came behind, but their spears didn't light the way, only set confusing reflections in the walls.

He switched off the kitchen light on his way out.

He went upstairs, moving slowly in his light and silent way.

I look for the planktonic lanterns that sometimes light our way, but this night I do not see any bioluminescence.

Stripes of rock tilted and shimmered in the midday light .

They went through, moving slowly, cautiously, side by side, using their lamps to light the way ahead of them.

look the other way

Politicians have looked the other way while children go hungry.

He tactfully looked the other way and did not pause in his stride.

Mud pools wait until you are looking the other way before plopping discreetly.

Our safe places were attacked by hooligans, and the authorities looked the other way.

Running out of time, minding its own business, looking the other way.

The troops, acting on orders, looked the other way.

Turn a deaf ear, look the other way.

Up stepped Purse, who had only just taken over the penalty duties, as 32,000 Brummies looked the other way.

With hindsight it would have saved a lot of heartbreak if he had looked the other way.

lose your way/bearings

I completely lose my bearings when I go outside the city.

The Congressional black caucus has lost its way since Republicans took over Congress.

When my wife left me, I kind of lost my bearings for a while.

Among right-wing circles this perception simply intensified their existential feeling of Angst, of having lost their bearings.

But somehow, in the zeal to get re-elected, we lost our way.

He had lost his bearings on a trip to nearby shops a few weeks earlier.

He lit another cigarette and left, losing his way at the end of the corridor.

I am about to lose my way.

John had a mission to become an entrepreneur, but he went out without a road map and almost lost his way.

She claimed she had somehow been placed on an ocean liner that had lost its way at sea.

mend your ways

If he doesn't mend his ways he'll be in jail by the time he's eighteen.

It's possible the college might take you back, but first you'll have to convince them you've mended your ways.

The Communist Party committees tried to 're-educate' him but he refused to mend his ways.

And attempts to mend its ways are running into trouble.

As a result of this report the caretaker was informed that if he did not mend his ways he would be discharged.

More recently, and equally significantly, the colony's stock market had mended its ways.

More uniform arrangements will allow good schools to flourish, they say, while forcing bad ones to mend their ways.

She wrote back in an unusually cheery vein in-tended to demonstrate, I suppose, that she was mending her ways.

This makes it less likely that investors would encourage a dissolute borrower to mend its ways by withholding finance.

middle course/way etc

But I can find no middle course.

He steered a middle course between intimacy and aloofness which would have endeared him to the most demanding of guests.

How wide is the floodplain of the River Wharfe in this middle course of the valley?

I usually steer a middle course which avoids both waste and effort.

In sum, the mixed economy is a middle way between the market and the command political economies.

Managers must steer a middle course between political correctness and political babble.

Pendulums move to extremes before they steady to the middle course, and so do journalistic trends.

To help him resolve it, he brought in General Joseph McNarney, who eventually decided on a middle way.

muscle your way into/through etc sth

But other alleged triad leaders used violence to muscle their way into the business, according to the police.

Guliaggi and Norrejo are muscling their way through the mob.

on the/your way out

A group of soldiers pushed past him on their way out.

Alive three years ago, now all of them gone or on their way out.

But drive-ins are on the way out.

I fixed an interview time with Sylvia on my way out. 7 Emily Lightbody came back to work the following Monday.

It also looks like Shutt is on his way out ... bit of a shame really.

She hadn't merely failed to notice it on her way out.

The old man could be on the way out, and anyone on the way out is inevitably a centre for drama.

You would carry this in your sock and give it back to the man, reclaiming your clothes on your way out.

open the door/way to sth

He lifts open the door to throw in another pine slab.

I opened the door to find Mrs Puri standing to attention outside.

Lonnie Ali opens the door to the kitchen.

Once you open the door to things that are not related to the Holocaust, where do you draw the line?

She opened the door to the living room.

This design decision was taken to open the door to integration of hypermedia mail, news, and information access.

This was when somebody opened the door to the inner sanctum where the support band was playing.

out of harm's way

Move valuable objects out of harm's way when children are visiting.

parting of the ways

They did not say whether Smith was fired, but called it an "amicable parting of the ways."

Anyway, Riley, this is the parting of the ways; and you know something?

I fear we are at a parting of the ways.

It was also easier to get new sales jobs after a parting of the ways.

Much of what I have said tonight points towards a parting of the ways.

Then it was the parting of the ways.

This parting of the ways is of the most profound importance.

Was this a more than merely temporary parting of the ways?

pave the way for sth

And this does, of course, pave the way for all manner of hilarious aircraft-undercarriage impressions at parties.

By paving the way for a national free market, absolutism fostered capitalism.

I pave the way for my people with product specialists, financial experts, the regional boys, whatever.

She would pave the way for a much more slender ideal: the flapper.

The Ports Act 1991 has paved the way for this privatisation of the Trust Ports by competitive tender.

Their unique approach paved the way for an extraordinary leap into the deep earth.

They merely pave the way for an increasing proportion of those emissions to come from the burning of imported coal.

pay your way

Pfeiffer worked as a shipping clerk to pay his way through college.

But, in spite of the considerable effort and investment, it has for many years failed to pay its way.

Finally, I offered to become an air hostess to pay my way, and this time, received an immediate reply.

His father is paying his way.

If education postpones such dependency it will have paid its way.

It was an important principle that these housing schemes should pay their way.

It wasn't often that men shrugged off her attempts to pay her way.

Octavia Hill believed, with most other Victorians, that housing should pay its way to her, housing subsidies were unthinkable.

They either pay their way, or they go.

pick your way through/across/among etc sth

Hardly glancing at Berowne's body Dalgliesh picked his way across the carpet to Harry Mack and squatted beside him.

I picked my way through the noisy tables and went into the Gents.

Publishers and booksellers will have to pick their way through a landscape made strange and problematic by change.

So four of us took our stirrup pumps and torches and picked our way through what was a minefield.

The Arvins came picking their way through rubble, nervous as rats, poking people aside with the barrels of their M-16s.

There was just one lock, and I picked my way through it with ease.

They picked their way through broken pieces of furniture, their feet crunching across splintered glass and wood.

We pick our way across the cement floor and into the battered portacabin.

point the way

No signs point the way to Carson's grave.

Several themes at the conference point the way for new nursing research.

But although by themselves they do not take us this far, they do at least point the way.

But without critics to point the way, that money might as well be tossed into the wind.

Everything pointed the way towards a better political awareness for young people.

In itself this does not seem to me to point the way towards any helpful scientific theory of mind.

It points the way to new directions for the late 1980s and 1990s.

Several precedents, particularly those established in the forum of the United Nations Organisation, had pointed the way.

The stark resonance of this solo piano album pointed the way.

prepare the way/ground for sb/sth

A third preliminary task was to prepare the ground for the recruitment of support workers.

Edelstone and other analysts expect this chip will prepare the way for the K6, due out next year.

His staff could prepare the way for this.

In other words, he is preparing the ground for a partition of the province.

It prepared the way for the men who were to prepare the way for the Council.

This helped prepare the ground for Labour's literacy and numeracy hours, which have achieved outstanding success.

With hindsight, one can see how Mr Gorbachev has been preparing the ground for this week's changes.

Yet the volume closes with three sonnets which prepare the way for the intensely symbolic landscapes of Mascarilla y trebol.

rub sb up the wrong way

sb can't have it both ways

see the error of your ways

In fact Brian Moore reckoned it would take only twelve days for the administrators to see the error of their ways.

see which way the wind is blowing

see your way (clear) to doing sth

Finally he could see his way clear to his goal.

Small builders can not see their way to take on many trainees.

There was just enough light for her to see her way to the bathroom.

see your way clear (to doing sth)

If you can see your way clear , call this number to volunteer.

Finally he could see his way clear to his goal.

shoulder your way through/into etc

Bringing up the rear, Duke shouldered his way into the kitchen.

But wait, some one is shouldering their way through the crowd.

Erlich shouldered his way through the crowd and went after her.

He was curious and, shouldering his way through the crowd, made his way to St Mary Le Bow.

I went in there, shouldered my way through the crowd.

Nicolo shouldered his way through the crowd towards the Princess.

Some surprise managed to shoulder its way into Jenner's turgid writing.

They looked as though they could shoulder their way through solid rock and beat up a regiment of trolls into the bargain.

show the way

Short hair is in again, and Johnny Depp shows the way with a cool new cut.

I mention it here because it and Sirius show the way to the open cluster M50 in Monoceros.

Maturity is important to a leader because leading is not simply showing the way or issuing orders.

No one people owns the map that shows the way.

The Channel tunnel shows the way.

The circle and the square show the way in which the phenomenological and the personal aspects of understanding relate.

Tony Cottee and David Marsh have shown the way.

Trevor-Roper had shown the way in the 1950s: Lawrence Stone emigrated to Princeton to escape his barbs.

smooth the way/path for sth

The company said it has assigned more than 2, 000 employees to help smooth the way for competition.

Well, you could break all the moulds by smoothing the way for Mary O'Rourke to come through as your successor.

stand in sb's way

I wouldn't want to stand in the way of progress.

All that stood in the way of victory was a touch of bad luck.

Even worse, some think public relations stands in the way of getting at the real facts.

Labor-Management Cooperation Many public managers believe that unions are the greatest obstacle standing in the way of entrepreneurial government.

North West side Brigade stand in the way of North Down's success - and they look to be formidable opposition.

Nothing seemed to stand in the way.

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

With luck, fewer barriers may stand in the way.

swing both ways

They sat outside local shopping centers and recorded more than 350 adults as they walked through doors that swung both ways.

take sth the wrong way

Daniel sat in silence, afraid whatever he said would be taken the wrong way.

Don't take this the wrong way, but could I stay at your place tonight?

Don't take this the wrong way, but your driving has really improved.

Don't tell Simon that -- he might take it the wrong way.

No, that's not what I meant. You take everything the wrong way.

Don't take that the wrong way.

Everything you say, he takes it in the wrong way.

Maggie said that I shouldn't make risky jokes with assessors in case they take it the wrong way.

No matter what compliment you pay them, they always take it the wrong way.

Weeb said his father was afraid people might take it the wrong way.

take the easy way out

Too many people take the easy way out of financial trouble by declaring bankruptcy.

But these days, if it looks as if it's going to be nasty, I take the easy way out.

Fishwick, however, does not take the easy way out.

Not surprisingly they take the easy way out when food is put out for them each day.

This healthy, realistic fear helps the organization resist the temptation to take the easy way out of a problematic situation.

talk your way out of sth

How did Cindy talk her way out of getting a speeding ticket?

He was explaining something to the police with no apparent concern, talking his way out of it.

I could talk my way out of trouble.

Then, Benjamin tries to talk his way out of it by saying that he slowed down at the stop sign.

that's the way the cookie crumbles

"Sorry you didn't get the job, Mike." "Yeah, thanks. I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles."

the Appian Way

the following example/way etc

An illustration of the problems and possible solutions is provided by the following example.

But there are alternative ways to teach and learn, as witnessed by the following examples of classrooms of commitment and conviction.

In each of the following ways tracking hinders rather than helps chil-dren learn: 1.

In general terms, the distinction between education and training can be formulated in the following way.

Look at the following examples and compare your answers with them.

Section 6 has been interpreted in the following ways.

This can be seen in the following examples.

This is known as the package index and is obtained in the following way for each package: 1.

the other way around/round

It may also be more accurate to say that the user responds to the system rather than the other way around.

It only works the other way round.

Language, I have learned, by writing about this, gives birth to feeling, not the other way around.

Only it should really have been the other way around, when you get right down to it.

Right now, that is the other way around.

The question is better put the other way around: will Californians pay much attention to the politicians?

What is more, in Britain in the 1980s it was the other way round.

the wrong way up

there's more than one way to skin a cat

thread your way through/into sth etc

Even as I write this, the shared facts of our lives continue to thread their way through our flesh.

He threads his way through narrow alleys where the sun never penetrates.

I watched her thread her way through the crowd, toward the elevator.

Judges have a hard time trying to thread their way through the labyrinthine case law.

Rather, the guitar and drum set seem like obbligato instruments, threading their way through the varied and highly imaginative texture.

The door was held open for him, and he threaded his way through all the backstage equipment.

This time she threaded her way through the high peaks of the Rockies without incident.

We thread our way through the cemetery, misquoting or humming quietly and almost comforted.

wend your way

We watched the train wend its way through the mountain pass.

As the spectators began to wend their way home, the emotions of some were mixed.

Following an ancient rhythm people are wending their way home before the light fails.

From there I was going to hitch a ride on a freight train and wend my way back east.

John and I would wend our way into Westwood Village to window-shop or see a movie or buy groceries.

Motorists wend their way through orange traffic cones and detour signs.

The sound of automobiles wending their way along the road far below does not reach me.

This was the last mill, the brook now wending its way towards the Severn at Minsterworth.

We wend our way through the most crowded portion.

where there's a will there's a way

wing its/their way

His resignation was winging its way to Sheppards yesterday afternoon.

If it slips then, as it probably will, the Hingston fortune will wing its way elsewhere.

Out of a group of trees near by a rook flew, winging its way leisurely across the Park towards him.

Photographs had winged their way across, and presents at Christmas and Easter, with Mammy's birthday a speciality.

Readers' original gardening tips Another batch of £50 cash prizes are winging their way to this month's top tipsters.

Small but dangerously exciting trickles of pleasure were still winging their way through her virtually defenceless body.

Within seventy minutes each plane has been unloaded, reloaded and winging its way to destination cities.

work your way through school/college/university etc

He worked his way through college, performing menial tasks in exchange for reduced tuition.

work your way to/through etc sth

And national campaign finance reform began to work its way through the U. S. Congress.

For nearly two hours he worked his way through his agenda, more administration and finance today than scientific exploration.

He would stand in the gents' cubicle and work his way through the fantasy, peeing in synchronization with the finale.

I realize that I need to work my way through the next passages with care and delicacy.

Magistrates are working their way through questioning all the officers who participated in the raid, beginning with the 13 commanders.

The engine started to sound rough, but she thought it would work its way through and ignored it.

Tom, like most of the others, will need lots of reinforcement as he works his way through the change.

We are attempting to work our way through all these questions.

worm (your way) into/through etc sth

But you can bring worms into your house, too, and make your kitchen scraps disappear.

Clive felt delicate feelers worming through his mind, draining his pain, his fear.

Jess wormed through the crush, at last emerging into daylight.

Or perhaps you've an idea that you might worm your way into my affections, is that it?

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

worm your way out of (doing) sth

Somehow Ben wormed his way out of mowing the lawn.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

You're way too smart to be driving a truck.

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