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show

  

      vb   , shows, showing, showed, shown, showed  
1    to make, be, or become visible or noticeable  
to show one's dislike     
2    tr   to present to view; exhibit  
he showed me a picture     
3    tr   to indicate or explain; prove  
to show that the earth moves round the sun     
4    tr   to exhibit or present (oneself or itself) in a specific character  
to show oneself to be trustworthy     
5    tr; foll by: how and an infinitive   to instruct by demonstration  
show me how to swim     
6    tr   to indicate or register  
a barometer shows changes in the weather     
7    tr   to grant or bestow  
to show favour to someone     
8    intr   to appear  
to show to advantage     
9    to exhibit, display, or offer (goods, etc.) for sale  
three artists were showing at the gallery     
10    tr   to allege, as in a legal document  
to show cause     
11    to present (a play, film, etc.) or (of a play, etc.) to be presented, as at a theatre or cinema  
12    tr   to guide or escort  
please show me to my room     
13    show in or out   to conduct a person into or out of a room or building by opening the door for him  
14    intr   to win a place in a horse race, etc.  
15    to give a performance of riding and handling (a horse) to display its best points  
16    intr  
Informal   to put in an appearance; arrive  
      n  
17    a display or exhibition  
18    a public spectacle  
19    an ostentatious or pretentious display  
20    a theatrical or other entertainment  
21    a trace or indication  
22      (Obstetrics)   a discharge of blood at the onset of labour  
23      (U.S., Austral., and N.Z.)  
informal   a chance; opportunity (esp. in the phrases give someone a show, he's got no show of winning, etc.)  
24    a sporting event consisting of contests in which riders perform different exercises to show their skill and their horses' ability and breeding  
25    Slang     (chiefly Brit)   a thing or affair (esp. in the phrases good show, bad show, etc.)  
26      (Austral. and N.Z., mining)   a slight indication of the presence of gold  
27    a display of farm animals, with associated competitions  
28    for show   in order to attract attention  
29    run the show  
Informal   to take charge of or manage an affair, business, etc.  
30    steal the show   to draw the most attention or admiration, esp. unexpectedly  
31    stop the show  
Informal  
a    (of a stage act, etc.) to receive so much applause as to interrupt the performance  
b    to be received with great enthusiasm,   (See also)        show off       show up  
     (Old English sceawian; related to Old High German scouwon to look, Old Norse örskar careful, Greek thuoskoos seer)  


chat show  
      n     (Brit)   a television or radio show in which guests are interviewed informally,   (Also called)    talk show  
dumb show  
      n  
1    a part of a play acted in pantomime, popular in early English drama  
2    meaningful gestures; mime  
floor show  
      n   a series of entertainments, such as singing, dancing, and comedy acts, performed in a nightclub  
galanty show  
      n   (formerly) a pantomime shadow play, esp. one in miniature using figures cut from paper  
     (C19: perhaps from Italian galante gallant)  
ice show  
      n   any entertainment performed by ice-skaters  
light show  
      n   a kaleidoscopic display of moving lights, etc., projected onto a screen, esp. during pop concerts  
minstrel show  
      n   a theatrical entertainment consisting of songs, dances, comic turns, etc., performed by a troupe of actors wearing black face make-up  
no-show  
      n   a person who fails to take up a reserved seat, place, etc., without having cancelled it  
raree show  
      n  
1    a street show or carnival  
2       another name for       peepshow  
     (C17: raree from rare1)  
road show  
      n  
1   
a    a radio show broadcast live from one of a number of towns or venues being visited by a disc jockey who is touring an area  
b    the touring disc jockey and the personnel and equipment needed to present such a show  
the Radio 1 road show will be in Brighton next week     
2    a group of entertainers, esp. pop musicians, on tour  
3    any occasion when an organization attracts publicity while touring or visiting  
an antiques roadshow, a royal roadshow     
show bill  
      n   a poster advertising a play or show,   (Also called)    show card  
show business  
      n   the entertainment industry, including theatre, films, television, and radio,   (Informal term)    show biz  
show card  
      n  
1      (Commerce)   a tradesman's advertisement mounted on card as a poster  
2       another term for       show bill  
show copy  
      n     (Films)   a positive print of a film for use at an important presentation such as a premiere  
show day  
      n   (in Australia) a public holiday in a state on the date of its annual agricultural and industrial show  
show house  
      n   a house on a new estate that is decorated and furnished for prospective buyers to view  
show off  
      vb   adv  
1    tr   to exhibit or display so as to invite admiration  
2    intr  
Informal   to behave in such a manner as to make an impression  
      n  
  show-off  
3    Informal   a person who makes a vain display of himself  
show of hands  
      n   the raising of hands to indicate voting for or against a proposition  
show stopper  
      n  
Informal   a stage act, etc., that receives so much applause as to interrupt the performance  
show trial  
      n   a trial conducted primarily to make a particular impression on the public or on other nations, esp. one that demonstrates the power of the state over the individual  
show up  
      vb   adv  
1    to reveal or be revealed clearly  
2    tr   to expose or reveal the faults or defects of by comparison  
3    tr  
Informal   to put to shame; embarrass  
he showed me up in front of my friends     
4    intr  
Informal   to appear or arrive  
talk show  
      n      another name for       chat show  
Wild West show  
      n     (U.S)   a show or circus act presenting feats of horsemanship, shooting, etc.  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
id.
expression used to show full agreement on smth.
n.
attractive woman that you marry to show your success
n.
someone who shows no support or enthusiasm about an idea/proposal/situation
id.
def.: if you are too confident about yourself, something bad will happen to show you that you are not as good as you think you are
n.
award for the best dog in a dog show
At French dog shows they use the English expression
exp.
expression used to point out that one has to struggle or suffer to achieve his goal
Jason: Damn it! I can't take it anymore. This exercise is killing me! Ray: Yeah but it’ll help you lose weight. Don't you know? No pain, no gain!
adj.
serving no purpose
adj.
(about a product or service) meant to meet the customers' basic requirements; with no add-ons, including only the basic features
E.g: It's a no frills hotel, but very clean and with friendly staff.
exp.
not an easy task
n.
no activitiy
Economy term
exp.
non, pas encore
exp.
¡no toques eso!
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
adj.
basic, standard, with no special features
[Bus.]
exp.
acronyme de "there is no alternative"
phrase chère jadis à Mme THATCHER reprise au G20 de novembre 2011 contre le Premier ministre grec et son référendum
exp.
neighborhood considered dangerous, where it's not recommended to go, especially as an outsider
n.
"It's a list of all the people and things I hate so much I want to hit them in the face with a shovel." Concept coming from the Marian Keyes novel, The Mystery of Mercy Close (2012).
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
exp.
not matter; have no value or effect; be useless
n.
A specific technical worksheet tool with performer's requirements. Excellent start of negotiations between performers, managers and contractors. (These requirements might include sound and light conditions for the show, food lodging and transportation of artistic talents)
n.
Bookish knowledge; knowledge obtained through hearsay, has no sound basis
exp.
I have no idea; I don't have a clue
[Informal] E.g.: Why was she upset? - Beats me!
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up
n.
a technology item that a young person no longer uses and hands over to an older person, after having purchased a last generation product
[Bus.];[Tech.]
n.
participant-driven meeting with no predefined agenda as opposed to high-price, top-down and formal conferences
n.
parent whose children no longer live in the family home
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
n.
Total loss of reaction to the light of Pupillas , It means thar Brain is no more reactive. It means Cardiac Arrest, Cereabral Death or f the subject is conscient action of a Mydriatic Drug.
exp.
home is the best place to be no matter where it is

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