Meaning of COMPUTER in English
▪ fast , high-speed , powerful
▪ sophisticated , state-of-the-art
▪ desktop , hand-held , laptop , mobile , notebook , palmtop , portable , tablet , touch-screen , wearable , wireless
▪ home , personal
the market for home ~s
▪ mainframe , networked , remote
▪ analogue/analog , digital , parallel
VERB + COMPUTER
▪ access , operate , run , use
▪ switch off , switch on
▪ log off , log onto
▪ boot up , start up
▪ shut down
▪ reboot , restart
It's awful when a virus crashes your ~.
Building a ~ has many benefits over buying one.
▪ link , network
Computers can be networked using modems and telephone lines.
▪ hold sth on , store sth on
The data is all held on ~.
▪ hack , hack into
He hacked (into) the school ~ with the principal's password.
technicians who fix ~s
COMPUTER + VERB
▪ run , work
▪ hold sth , store sth
The ~ stores data in a buffer until the printer can accept it.
▪ crash , freeze
▪ shut down
▪ be down , be up
The ~s are all down (= not functioning) at the moment.
My ~ says that the hard drive is corrupted.
COMPUTER + NOUN
▪ network , program , system
▪ equipment , hardware , software
▪ science , technology
▪ keyboard , monitor , screen , terminal , etc.
▪ animation , game , graphics , model , simulation
A ~ model is used to predict forces affecting the aircraft in flight.
▪ virus , worm
The problem was caused by a ~ glitch.
▪ literacy , skills
▪ consultant , engineer , expert , hacker , programmer , scientist , technician , user
▪ geek , nerd
▪ company , industry , manufacturer
▪ lab ( informal ), room
Such a large sorting operation can take up a lot of ~ time.
▪ on (a/the) ~
It's all stored on the ~.
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012