Meaning of SHEET in English

SHEET

noun

1 large piece of fabric used on a bed

ADJECTIVE

▪ clean , crisp , fresh

a pile of clean ~s

▪ crumpled , rumpled ( esp. AmE )

She had slept in her bed—the ~s were crumpled.

▪ white

▪ cool

▪ soft

▪ cotton , linen , rubber , satin , silk

▪ bed

▪ double , single

▪ fitted

▪ bottom , top

VERB + SHEET

▪ change , fold , put on , tuck in

She changed the ~s on all the beds.

Could you put some fresh ~s on the bed?

▪ climb between , climb under

▪ slide between , slide under , slip between , slip under

I slipped under the ~s and was asleep in an instant.

▪ cover sb/sth with , wrap sb/sth in

The police had covered the body with a ~.

▪ wrap

I simply wrapped the ~ around her.

▪ pull back , pull over , pull up

I pulled the ~ up over my nose.

▪ throw , throw back

I threw a ~ over the sofa.

He threw back the ~s and rolled out of bed.

SHEET + VERB

▪ cover

▪ hang

~s hung on a line

PREPOSITION

▪ beneath a/the ~ , under a/the ~

▪ between the ~s

She lay between the cool ~s.

PHRASES

▪ ~s and blankets

▪ be white as a ~ (= look very pale)

2 piece of paper

ADJECTIVE

▪ blank , clean

He grabbed a blank ~ of paper and began to write.

▪ A3 , A4 , etc. ( not in the US )

▪ large

▪ printed

The advertisement was a single printed ~.

▪ loose , separate , single

▪ folded

▪ cover

a fax cover ~

▪ answer , data , fact , information , instruction ( esp. AmE ), record , score ( BrE ), sign-up ( AmE ), spec , stat (= statistics) ( AmE ), time

I sent for the free fact ~ on the disease.

They all wrote their names on a sign-up ~.

▪ balance (= record of company's finances)

▪ charge ( BrE ), rap ( informal , esp. AmE )

▪ news (usually news-sheet ) , scandal

▪ cheat ( esp. AmE ), crib

I need cheat ~s to help me cram for my exam.

VERB + SHEET

▪ take , use

Take a clean ~ of paper and start again.

▪ rip , tear

She tore a ~ out of her notebook.

SHEET + NOUN

▪ music

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of blotting paper

PHRASES

▪ a ~ of paper

3 flat thin piece of any material

ADJECTIVE

▪ flat , large

▪ thick , thin

▪ baking ( BrE ), cookie ( AmE )

▪ dust ( BrE )

The furniture was covered in dust ~s.

▪ canvas , plastic , polythene

▪ ice

the Antarctic ice ~

SHEET + NOUN

▪ metal , steel , vinyl

sheet-metal workers

▪ rock ( AmE )

A wall of ~ rock was placed down the middle.

▪ lightning

The sky was lit up by great flashes of ~ lightning.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a ~ of glass/plastic/metal

Sheets of flame shot into the air. ( figurative )

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .