Meaning of STREET in English

STREET

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ broad , wide

▪ narrow

▪ bustling , busy , congested , crowded

▪ pedestrian , pedestrianized ( BrE )

It really irritates me when people ride bicycles in pedestrian ~s.

▪ deserted , desolate , empty , lonely , quiet

▪ noisy

▪ dark , darkened

▪ bright , well-lit

▪ dim , dimly lit , gloomy

▪ winding

▪ steep

▪ cobbled ( esp. BrE ), cobblestone ( esp. AmE ), paved

▪ unpaved

▪ clean

▪ dirty , dusty , filthy , muddy

▪ rainy

▪ flooded

▪ dangerous , mean , unsafe

He grew up on the mean ~s of one of the city's toughest areas.

▪ leafy ( esp. BrE ), tree-lined

▪ one-way , two-way

▪ dead-end ( esp. AmE )

▪ main , principal

▪ back (usually backstreet ) , side

a rundown house in the backstreets of Cairo

a bar in a side ~ off the Champs-Élysées

▪ city , village ( esp. BrE )

▪ right

▪ wrong

You've taken the wrong ~.

▪ shopping ( esp. BrE )

the town's main shopping ~

▪ high ( BrE ), main ( AmE )

Sales on the UK high ~ are in decline.

high-street retailers

He works at a small store on Main Street.

▪ downtown ( AmE ), residential , suburban , urban

VERB + STREET

▪ go along ( esp. BrE ), go down , go up , take , turn down , turn into , turn up

Take the second ~ on the right after the bridge.

We turned down a dead-end ~ by mistake.

▪ cross

▪ block , block off , clog ( esp. BrE ), clog up ( BrE )

▪ cordon off ( esp. BrE )

▪ patrol

The police have been patrolling the ~s in this area since the murder.

▪ stroll , stroll down , stroll through

▪ walk , walk down

▪ cruise , prowl , roam , wander

Gangs roamed the ~s at night.

▪ crowd , fill , flood , line , pack , throng

Spectators lined the ~s.

▪ clear

Police were told to clear the ~s of drug dealers before the Olympics.

▪ litter

Dead bodies littered the ~s.

▪ widen

STREET + VERB

▪ go , lead , run

▪ bend , curve , turn

▪ be lined with sth

~s lined with cafes

▪ be packed with sb , teem with sth

The ~s were packed with people shopping.

The ~s are teeming with traffic.

▪ be named sth , be named after sb/sth

Mozart is remembered by a ~ named after him.

STREET + NOUN

▪ corner

▪ map , plan

▪ layout , pattern

the dense ~ pattern of the old town

▪ name , number , sign

Most ~ names were changed under the new regime.

The houses had no ~ numbers on.

▪ lamp , light , lighting

▪ crime , gang

▪ punk , thug (both esp. AmE )

▪ people ( esp. AmE )

▪ attack , battle , brawl , fight , fighting , robbery , violence

He suffered extensive injuries in a ~ attack.

~ fighting between police and stone-throwing youths

▪ demonstration , protest

▪ fair , festival , party ( esp. BrE ), procession

▪ cleaner ( esp. BrE ), sweeper

▪ door ( esp. BrE )

There were photographers outside the ~ door so she used a back entrance.

▪ market

▪ entertainer , entertainment , musician , performer , theatre/theater

▪ dealer , pedlar/peddler , seller , trader ( esp. BrE ), vendor ( esp. AmE )

▪ hustler ( esp. AmE )

Tourists need to be wary of ~ hustlers near the station.

▪ selling ( AmE ), trading ( BrE )

people engaged in informal ~ selling

He pleaded guilty to illegal ~ trading.

▪ cred , credibility ( both informal )

His spell in prison gained him a lot of ~ cred.

▪ smarts ( AmE , informal ), wisdom

▪ clothes ( esp. AmE ), culture , fashion , slang

the ~ culture of working-class youth

▪ life

▪ scene

a painting of a typical Parisian ~ scene

▪ collection ( BrE )

The charity is having a ~ collection in aid of the local hospital.

▪ child , kid ( informal ), urchin

a charity set up to house ~ children

▪ boy , girl

▪ hustler ( informal , esp. AmE ), prostitute

▪ price , value

drugs with a ~ value of £5 million

PREPOSITION

▪ across a/the ~

He could see her across the ~.

▪ along a/the ~

They walked along the ~.

▪ down a/the ~ , up a/the ~

A band was playing a little way down the ~.

She lives just up the ~ here.

▪ in a/the ~

She parks her car in the ~.

A couple were arguing out in the ~.

We live in Barker Street. ( BrE )

▪ into a/the ~

She stepped out into the ~.

He turned into a side ~. ( BrE )

▪ off a/the ~

a club just off William Street

a plan to keep teenagers off the ~s

▪ on a/the ~

people dealing drugs on the ~

I was living on 10th Street off Hudson. ( AmE )

▪ on the ~s , out on the ~s

Thousands of people were out on the ~s for the protest.

▪ onto a/the ~

She was thrown onto the ~.

He turned onto a side ~. ( AmE )

▪ through the ~s

He wandered through the ~s of Calcutta.

PHRASES

▪ above ~ level , at ~ level , below ~ level

▪ the end of the ~ , the top of the ~

▪ the other side of the ~

▪ the ~ on the left , the ~ on the right

▪ hit the ~s (= start to be available or seen in public)

Her shocking autobiography is about to hit the ~s.

▪ take to the ~s

Argentinians took to the ~s in protest.

Oxford Collocations English Dictionary.      Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний .