oblique [warning criticism etc ] meaning, oblique [warnin... | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   If you describe a statement as oblique, you mean that is not expressed directly or openly, making it difficult to understand.   (=indirect)  
Mr Golding delivered an oblique warning, talking of the danger of sudden action.     
  obliquely      adv   ADV with v   (=indirectly)  
He obliquely referred to the US, Britain and Saudi Arabia.     
2       adj   An oblique line is a straight line that is not horizontal or vertical. An oblique angle is any angle other than a right angle.  
usu ADJ n  
It lies between the plain and the sea at an oblique angle to the coastline.     
  obliquely      adv   ADV after v  
This muscle runs obliquely downwards inside the abdominal cavity.     
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roads etc crowded with holidaymakers
be silent, stop talking etc
someone who loves being in the sun, sunbathing etc
expression used for warning that, although something seems to be over, settled, new events that could change the situation may occur
syn.: "it ain't over till it's over"
this expression means 'he is very good at criticizing others but he can't accept criticism from others'
very thin fabric used for theatre backdrops, translucent curtains etc
a body part is a part of a human body, usually one that has been cut or torn from the body in a violent incident (such as an accident, an explosion, etc)
someone who, most of the time, carries a device enabling him to capture his day-by-day experiences (such as a photo camera, mobile phone etc.)
1. a fashion enthusiast; someone who sets or follows trends; 2. woman working in the fashion domain (as a designer, journalist, model etc.); 3. woman passionate about shopping;
expression used for describing a perfect compatibility (between people, things, factors etc.)
use the authority given by a position (in society, in a company etc.) to determine someone to act in a certain manner
E.g: He is not eager to attend the event, but he has to be there because his boss pulled rank on him.
1. [Rel.] expression used to describe metaphorically a period of ignorance and spiritual crisis that precedes the communion with Divinity ; 2. in a larger meaning, it is used when refering to having a hard time, going through a phase of pessimism, sadness, failure etc.
one of the parts that make up a whole machine, system etc.
dilation of the pupil caused by drugs, coma etc
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