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  ( offices    plural  )
1       n-count   An office is a room or a part of a building where people work sitting at desks.  
He had an office big enough for his desk and chair, plus his VDU..., At about 4.30 p.m. Audrey arrived at the office..., Telephone their head office for more details., office block.     
2       n-count; n-in-names   An office is a department of an organization, especially the government, where people deal with a particular kind of administrative work.  
Thousands have registered with unemployment offices., ...Downing Street's press office., ...the Congressional Budget Office.     
3       n-count   An office is a small building or room where people can go for information, tickets, or a service of some kind.  
usu supp N  
The tourist office operates a useful room-finding service., ...the airline ticket offices.     
4       n-count   A doctor's or dentist's office is a place where a doctor or dentist sees their patients.  
in BRIT, use surgery     
5       n-uncount   If someone holds office in a government, they have an important job or position of authority.  
oft in/out of N  
The events to mark the President's ten years in office went ahead as planned..., They are fed up with the politicians and want to vote them out of office..., The president shall hold office for five years..., He ran for office.     
    booking office  
    box office  
    post office  
    register office  
    registry office  

booking office        ( booking offices    plural  ) A booking office is a room where tickets are sold and booked, especially in a theatre or station.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=ticket office)  
in AM, use ticket office     
box office        ( box offices    plural  ) , box-office  
1       n-count   The box office in a theatre, cinema, or concert hall is the place where the tickets are sold.  
2       n-sing   When people talk about thebox office, they are referring to the degree of success of a film or play in terms of the number of people who go to watch it or the amount of money it makes.  
usu the N, N n  
The film has taken £180 million at the box office..., The film was a huge box-office success.     
Foreign Office        ( Foreign Offices    plural  ) TheForeign Office is the government department, especially in Britain, which has responsibility for the government's dealings and relations with foreign governments.      n-count   the N, oft N n  
...a Foreign Office spokesman.     
Home Office     
TheHome Office is the department of the British Government which is responsible for things such as the police, broadcasting, and making decisions about people who want to come to live in Britain.      n-proper   usu the N  
office boy        ( office boys    plural  ) An office boy is a young man, especially one who has just left school, who is employed in an office to do simple tasks.  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count  
office-holder        ( office-holders    plural  ) , office holder   An office-holder is a person who has an important official position in an organization or government.      n-count  
They appear to be in a mood to vote against office-holders in the elections.     
office hours     
Office hours are the times when an office or similar place is open for business. For example, office hours in Britain are usually between 9 o'clock and 5 o'clock from Monday to Friday.      n-plural   usu prep N  
If you have any queries, please call Anne Fisher during office hours.     
post office        ( post offices    plural  )
1       n-sing   ThePost Office is the national organization that is responsible for postal services.  
usu the N  
The Post Office has confirmed that up to fifteen thousand jobs could be lost.     
2       n-count   A post office is a building where you can buy stamps, post letters and packages, and use other services provided by the national postal service.  
post office box        ( post office boxes    plural  ) A post office box is a numbered box in a post office where a person's mail is kept for them until they come to collect it.      n-count   (=PO Box)  
register office        ( register offices    plural  ) A register office is a place where births, marriages, and deaths are officially recorded, and where people can get married without a religious ceremony.  
  (BRIT)      n-count   (=registry office)  
registry office        ( registry offices    plural  ) A registry office is the same as a register office.  
  (mainly BRIT)      n-count  
sorting office        ( sorting offices    plural  ) A sorting office is a place where letters and parcels that have been posted are taken and sorted according to where they are being sent.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
go fast, move very quickly
move very fast
lead; run
quarterback a meeting
meet someone by chance
E.g.I ran into James the other day when I was shopping (meaning=I met James without planning it, by chance)
expression meaning that several or all members of a family have something in common (a skill, a feature, a path or a behavior)
E.g.: He became an actor too. It runs in the family.
coffee shop used as an office especially using internet connection with your laptop computer
new term coined in 2010, not entered yet as "official"
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
A small short-term loan, with very high interest rates, that the borrower promises to repay on or near the next payday. Used by wage earners who run short of cash before payday. Payday lending is an established form of lending in the US and Canada.
Also: payday advance, overnight loan.
A small business that is typically owned and run by members of a family
[child] to be sent to a care organization run by the social services, or to be looked after by foster parents
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