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chest

  
  ( chests    plural  )
1       n-count   Your chest is the top part of the front of your body where your ribs, lungs, and heart are.  
oft poss N  
He crossed his arms over his chest..., He was shot in the chest..., He complained of chest pain.     
2       n-count   A chest is a large, heavy box used for storing things.   (=trunk)  
At the very bottom of the chest were his carving tools., ...a treasure chest., ...a medicine chest.     
3    If you get something off your chest, you talk about something that has been worrying you.  
get something off your chest      phrase   V inflects     (Antonym: bottle up)    I feel it's done me good to get it off my chest.     


chest of drawers        ( chests of drawers    plural  ) A chest of drawers is a low, flat piece of furniture with drawers in which you keep clothes and other things.      n-count  
tea chest        ( tea chests    plural  ) A tea chest is a large wooden box in which tea is packed when it is exported. People also use tea chests for putting things in when they move from one house to another.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
treasure chest        ( treasure chests    plural  )
1       n-count   A treasure chest is a box containing treasure.  
2       n-count   If you describe something as a treasure chestof a particular thing, you mean that it is very good source of that thing.  
usu N of n  
This book is a treasure chest of information.     
war chest        ( war chests    plural  ) A war chest is a fund to finance a project such as a political campaign.      n-count  
Governor Caperton has the largest campaign war chest.     
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