Meaning of RECEIVER in English

RECEIVER

noun

1 part of a telephone

ADJECTIVE

▪ phone , telephone

VERB + RECEIVER

▪ lift , pick up

She took a deep breath and lifted the ~ off its hook.

▪ grab , snatch up

▪ hold

▪ cover

He covered the ~ and mouthed, ‘It's him.’

▪ put back , put down , replace

▪ bang down , slam down

He slammed the ~ down and burst into tears.

▪ drop

RECEIVER + VERB

▪ dangle

The ~ was dangling from the payphone.

PREPOSITION

▪ over the ~

‘It's your mother on the phone again!’ said Juan with his hand over the ~.

PHRASES

▪ hold the ~ to your ear , put the ~ to your ear

She picked up the ~ and put it to her ear.

2 piece of radio/television equipment

ADJECTIVE

▪ hand-held , portable

▪ GPS

▪ HDTV , satellite , television

▪ FM , radio , stereo

RECEIVER + NOUN

▪ module , unit

To change channels, select the desired number on the ~ unit.

▪ antenna

3 person in charge of a bankrupt company

ADJECTIVE

▪ official ( BrE )

▪ court-appointed ( AmE )

▪ administrative ( BrE )

VERB + RECEIVER

▪ appoint , appoint sb (as)

▪ call in ( esp. BrE )

They had to lay off 200 staff and call in the ~s.

PHRASES

▪ in the hands of the ~ ( esp. BrE )

The company remained in the hands ( = under the control ) of the ~.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .