Meaning of CONNECTION in English

CONNECTION

noun

1 relationship between two things

ADJECTIVE

▪ clear , close , direct , intimate , strong

There is a close ~ between family background and academic achievement.

▪ tenuous

▪ obvious

▪ causal

▪ emotional , spiritual

a deep physical and spiritual ~ with nature

The way you establish a real emotional ~ with someone is by sharing your inner worlds.

▪ deep

His deepest ~ is with his father, Frank Sr.

VERB + CONNECTION

▪ have

His death had no ~ with drugs.

▪ discover , establish , find , form , make , see

Researchers have now established a ~ between air pollution and asthma.

She did not make the ~ between her diet and her poor health.

You can form strong ~s when you work with people who share a mutual interest.

▪ draw , trace

Kierkegaard draws a ~ between anxiety and free will.

▪ forge

a government initiative to forge new ~s with industry

▪ feel

We need to feel a ~ to nature.

▪ explore

This essay explores the ~s between technology and nature.

▪ maintain

He maintained his southern ~ through summer visits with his relatives.

▪ strengthen

This helps companies strengthen their ~s to their customers.

▪ share

He and John seem to share a ~.

▪ break , sever

She wanted to sever all her ~s with the company.

▪ re-establish

Anna helped Rachel re-establish her ~ with her brother.

▪ deny

He denied any ~ to the scam.

PREPOSITION

▪ in ~ with

I am writing in ~ with your recent job application.

▪ ~ among

a set of ~s among brain regions

They helped establish ~s among labs from Honolulu to Paris.

▪ ~ between

the ~ between crime and alcohol

▪ ~ to , ~ with

What is your ~ with the school?

PHRASES

▪ in that/this ~ (= for reasons connected with sth recently mentioned)

2 electrical connection, etc.

ADJECTIVE

▪ loose

▪ electrical

▪ phone , telephone

▪ cellular ( esp. AmE ), mobile

▪ always-on , broadband , cable , dial-up , DSL , ethernet , high-speed , Internet , wireless

speedy, always-on Internet ~s

A fast cable ~ is recommended.

Each laptop has a wireless ethernet ~.

a high-speed network ~ that makes accessing the Internet easy

VERB + CONNECTION

▪ break

If you break the ~, the light won't come on.

CONNECTION + NOUN

▪ charge , fee

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ to

We're waiting for ~ to the water mains.

3 bus/train/plane

ADJECTIVE

▪ good

▪ tight

▪ bus , rail , train

VERB + CONNECTION

▪ make

▪ miss

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ between

There are good ~s between the resort and major cities.

4 person you know

ADJECTIVE

▪ good

▪ aristocratic ( esp. BrE ), business , family , personal , political , professional , social

VERB + CONNECTION

▪ have

I have some good business ~s in New York.

He has ~s (= he knows people who would be able to help him) .

▪ use

She used her ~s to get the job.

PREPOSITION

▪ through ~

He got his job through ~s.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .