Meaning of GRAVITY in English

GRAVITY

noun

1 natural force

ADJECTIVE

▪ low , weak , zero

the weak ~ on the moon

▪ strong

VERB + GRAVITY

▪ defy

The building leans so much that it seems to defy ~.

GRAVITY + VERB

▪ pull sth

Gravity pulls objects together.

▪ bend sth

Gravity bends light like a lens.

PREPOSITION

▪ by ~

The water flows from the tank by ~ to the houses below.

PHRASES

▪ centre/center of ~ ( often figurative )

a low centre/center of ~

The world's economic centre/center of ~ is shifting east.

▪ the force of ~

▪ the law of ~ , the laws of ~

2 seriousness

ADJECTIVE

▪ extreme

I don't think you realize the extreme ~ of the situation.

VERB + GRAVITY

▪ appreciate , realize , understand

PREPOSITION

▪ with ~

The threat is not being treated with the ~ it deserves.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .