Meaning of SCHEME in English

SCHEME

noun

1 plan for getting an advantage, etc. for yourself

ADJECTIVE

▪ crazy , hare-brained

She's come up with a hare-brained ~ for getting her novel published.

▪ elaborate

▪ get-rich-quick , moneymaking

This is not one of those get-rich-quick ~s that you see on the Internet.

▪ money-laundering , Ponzi ( AmE ), pyramid

▪ devious , diabolical , evil , fraudulent , nefarious

VERB + SCHEME

▪ concoct , devise , dream up , hatch

He concocted a ~ to steal 1.9 million shares.

▪ propose

▪ crack , foil , thwart , uncover

SCHEME + VERB

▪ involve sth

2 way sth is designed or organized

ADJECTIVE

▪ colour/color , decorating ( AmE ), lighting , paint

▪ rhyme

The poem's rhyme ~, which Dante invented, is known as ‘terza rima’.

▪ classification , labelling/labeling , naming , numbering

▪ conceptual , organizational , regulatory

VERB + SCHEME

▪ design

▪ choose

PHRASES

▪ in the grand ~ of things , in the great ~ of things , in the overall ~ of things

In the grand ~ of things, one missing page doesn't matter.

3 ( BrE ) plan for doing sth

ADJECTIVE

▪ major , multi-million-pound

▪ ambitious , grandiose

▪ controversial

▪ imaginative , ingenious , innovative

▪ successful

▪ compulsory , voluntary

▪ proposed

▪ pilot

The project is based on a successful pilot ~ in Glasgow.

▪ incentive , insurance , pension , recycling , share , statutory , training

VERB + SCHEME

▪ have

He has an ingenious ~ to attract funding.

▪ come up with , design , devise , draw up , plan , prepare , propose

▪ oppose , support

▪ approve , reject

▪ announce

▪ establish , initiate , introduce , launch , organize , pilot , set up , start

The government set up a ~ of limited public health assistance in 1992.

▪ administer , adopt , carry out , implement , operate , run

▪ back , finance , fund

a government-backed ~

▪ be in , join , participate in , take part in

▪ use

▪ abolish , wind up

SCHEME + VERB

▪ offer sth , provide sth

▪ allow sth , enable sth

The ~ allows customers to trade in their own computer against the cost of a new one.

▪ aim to , be aimed at sth , be designed for sth , be designed to do sth , involve sth

a ~ involving local libraries

▪ be based on

▪ apply to sth , cover sth

The ~ applies to families with three or more children.

▪ go ahead , proceed

The ~ has been given approval to go ahead.

▪ come into effect , come into force

▪ succeed , work

▪ collapse , fail

PREPOSITION

▪ in a/the ~

Schools in the ~ will receive an annual grant.

▪ under a/the ~

Under the ~, land would be sold to building companies.

▪ ~ for

a training ~ for unemployed teenagers

▪ ~ whereby

a ~ whereby the elderly will be provided with help in the home

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .