Meaning of CAR in English
1 road vehicle with four wheels ⇨ See also ↑ automobile
▪ diesel ( esp. BrE ), electric , fuel-efficient ( esp. AmE ), hybrid , hydrogen-powered , motor ( BrE , formal ), petrol ( BrE )
▪ compact ( esp. AmE ), estate ( BrE ), hatchback ( esp. BrE ), luxury , mid-size ( AmE ), saloon ( BrE ) ( sedan in AmE ) , sports
▪ armoured/armored , cop ( AmE , informal ), patrol , police , squad , unmarked
Police in an unmarked ~ had been following the stolen vehicle.
▪ race ( AmE ), racing ( BrE ), rally ( BrE ), stock
▪ company , hire ( BrE ), rental ( esp. AmE )
▪ second-hand ( esp. BrE ), used
a used ~ salesman
The government wants to reduce the use of private ~s.
▪ getaway , speeding , stolen
The robbers abandoned their getaway ~ and ran off.
There was a line of parked ~s in front of the building.
▪ classic , veteran ( BrE ), vintage
VERB + CAR
▪ have , own , run ( esp. BrE )
It's very expensive to run a ~ these days.
▪ trade ( AmE ), trade in
▪ take ( esp. BrE )
It's too far to walk. I'll take the ~.
▪ get in , get into , pile into
He got in the ~ and they drove off.
The kids all piled into the ~.
▪ exit ( AmE , formal ), get out of
▪ pull over , pull up , stop
He pulled his ~ over at a small hotel.
▪ back , reverse
▪ steer , swerve
He swerved his ~ sharply to the right.
▪ overtake , pass
▪ lose control of
I lost control of the ~ and it spun off the road.
▪ leave , park
▪ lock , unlock
▪ abandon , dump
▪ crash , wreck ( esp. AmE )
▪ impound ( esp. AmE ), tow , tow away , tow off
▪ build , make , manufacture , produce
▪ fix , repair , service , work on
▪ take in
I have to take the ~ in for a service. ( AmE )
I have to take the ~ in for service. ( AmE )
▪ hire ( esp. BrE ), rent ( esp. AmE )
▪ break into , hot-wire ( informal ), steal
CAR + VERB
Despite the cold, the ~ started first time.
▪ run on sth
~s that run on diesel
▪ do sth
The ~ does 55 miles per gallon.
The ~ was doing over 100 miles an hour.
▪ pull out
The red ~ suddenly pulled out in front of me.
▪ drive off , pull away
▪ overtake sb/sth , pass sb/sth
▪ screech by/past , speed by/past , whizz by/past , zoom by/past
▪ accelerate , speed up
▪ slow down
▪ come to a halt , draw up ( esp. BrE ), pull up , stop
▪ skid , spin , swerve
Her ~ skidded on a patch of ice.
▪ break down , stall
▪ collide with sth , crash , hit sth
His ~ hit a van coming in the opposite direction.
CAR + NOUN
▪ alarm , boot ( BrE ), door , engine , horn , key , phone , seat , trunk ( AmE ), tyre/tire , window
a ~ boot sale( = an outdoor sale where people sell things from the backs of their cars ) ( BrE )
▪ park ( BrE ) ( parking lot in AmE ) , parking
There's not enough ~ parking in the city.
▪ dealer , dealership , salesman , showroom
▪ hire ( BrE ), rental ( AmE )
▪ accident , crash , wreck ( AmE )
▪ bomb , bombing
▪ ferry ( esp. BrE )
▪ by ~
They take the children to school by ~.
▪ in a/the ~
I'll wait for you in the ~.
▪ a brand of ~ ( esp. AmE ), a make of ~ , a model of ~
▪ ~s on the road
The number of ~s on the road is increasing all the time.
2 ( esp. AmE ) section of a train ⇨ See also ↑ carriage
▪ rail (usually railcar ) ( AmE ), railroad ( AmE ), railway ( BrE )
▪ subway ( AmE )
▪ cattle , coal , freight
▪ baggage , dining ( BrE , AmE ), lounge ( AmE ), sleeping ( BrE , AmE ), smoking
▪ Pullman ( AmE )
VERB + CAR
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012