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peak time

  
  
Programmes which are broadcast at peak time are broadcast when the greatest number of people are watching television or listening to the radio.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount   oft at/in N, N n  
The news programme goes out four times a week at peak time.     
in AM, usually use prime time     
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peak     ( peaks    plural & 3rd person present)   ( peaking    present participle)   ( peaked    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-count   The peak of a process or an activity is the point at which it is at its strongest, most successful, or most fully developed.  
usu sing, usu with supp  
The party's membership has fallen from a peak of fifty-thousand after the Second World War..., The bomb went off in a concrete dustbin at the peak of the morning rush hour., ...a flourishing career that was at its peak at the time of his death...     
2       verb   When something peaks, it reaches its highest value or its highest level.  
Temperatures have peaked at over thirty degrees Celsius...      V at n  
His career peaked during the 1970's.      V  
3       adj   The peak level or value of something is its highest level or value.  
ADJ n  
Calls cost 36p (cheap rate) and 48p (peak rate) per minute...     
4       adj   Peak times are the times when there is most demand for something or most use of something.  
ADJ n     (Antonym: off-peak)    It's always crowded at peak times...     
    peak time  
5       n-count   A peak is a mountain or the top of a mountain.  
...the snow-covered peaks.     
6       n-count   The peak of a cap is the part at the front that sticks out above your eyes.  


off-peak     
You use off-peak to describe something that happens or that is used at times when there is least demand for it. Prices at off-peak times are often lower than at other times.      adj   ADJ n     (Antonym: peak)    The price for indoor courts is £10 per hour at peak times and £7 per hour at off-peak times., ...off-peak electricity.     
      Off-peak is also an adverb., adv   ADV after v  
Each tape lasts three minutes and costs 36p per minute off-peak and 48p at all other times.     
peak time     
Programmes which are broadcast at peak time are broadcast when the greatest number of people are watching television or listening to the radio.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-uncount   oft at/in N, N n  
The news programme goes out four times a week at peak time.     
in AM, usually use prime time     

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peak

  

      n  
1    aiguille, apex, brow, crest, pinnacle, point, summit, tip, top  
2    acme, apogee, climax, crown, culmination, high point, maximum point, ne plus ultra, zenith  
      vb  
3    be at its height, climax, come to a head, culminate, reach its highest point, reach the zenith  

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pea, peaked, peat

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n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things.
[Slang] related to bro-mance
n.
When men have quality time together, and do "guy" things
v.
1. perdre du temps 2. passer le temps ; tuer le temps
exp.
a difficult time
exp.
have a great time; enjoy oneself
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
exp.
spend time and energy doing something that is pointless
expression arisen in the 15th century when Newcastle (England) was a major exporter of coal
n.
free time spent taking care also of work-related tasks
formed based on "work" and "leisure"
exp.
let the time go by without doing something important, relax, waste time
E.g.: It was a quite evening: we sat around chatting and watching TV.
adj.
[arch.] near in space, time or relation, almost (followed by: upon)
"nigh upon" is even stronger in keeping with an antiquated, even biblical style. "The end of the world is nigh upon us"
n.
a sound (usually a song, jingle) that one hears mentally for a certain period of time
n.
a woman, generally in her twenties, who shows she is having a good time with her friends by shooting "WOO" ("HOO") usually in unison with other woo girls
[Fam.]
adj.
forced by a medical condition to spend most of the time home
n.
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.)
n.
a teenager who spends most of his time in front of a screen (computer, smartphone, tablet, TV)
exp.
When something is 'in the air', it means something exciting or significant is taking place or about to happen. Ex.: Spring is in the air - it's time for change!
n.
a clusterfuck means several problems occurring at the same time
Mainly US usage, very colloquial/vulgar
n.
a website that did not undergo any change for a long period of time
[Comp.];[Slang]
exp.
someone who spends very few time with his wife/ her husband because of the partner's preoccupation with physical exercise
n.
a type of work that goes on 24 hours from 24 hours because the teams performing it are located in various time zones.
E.g: Some claim that follow-the-sun is a business failure. It can be used also as a verb (Our team follows the sun ) or as an adjective (We offer follow-the-sun business support) .
n.
digitalizing information in order to keeping it available and exploitable in time
[Tech.] digitalizing = putting something in a format that can be easily read by a computer
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
n.
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.
exp.
if people live in each other's pocket, they spend a lot of time together
exp.
to do two things at the same time using the effort needed to do only one
n.
at what times you climb for class today
[UK]

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