link


link
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noun
1 connection
ADJECTIVE
close, tight
inextricable, strong
tenuous, weak
clear, definite, obvious
possible, potential

Scientists have established possible links between cancer and diet.

alleged

her alleged links to a violent separatist group.

critical, crucial, essential, important, key, significant, vital

Social workers provide a vital link between hospital and community.

common

The common link between the three artists is their age.

formal, informal
direct, indirect
historical, long-standing (esp. BrE)
connecting
causal

The report failed to prove a causal link between violence on screen and in real life.

conceptual

This provided a key conceptual link with earlier theory.

symbolic
missing

the missing link in the search for the causes of cancer

tangible

a tangible link with the past

psychic, telepathic

They share a telepathic link.

business (esp. BrE), commercial, communication, cultural, diplomatic (esp. BrE) (usually diplomatic ties in BrE and AmE), economic, financial, military, political, professional, sporting (esp. BrE), trade (esp. BrE), etc.
family, genetic
air (esp. BrE), rail, railway (BrE), road (esp. BrE), transport (BrE), transportation (AmE)
VERB + LINK
have
build, create, develop, establish, forge, form, foster (esp. BrE), make

The college is anxious to build links with local industries.

provide
maintain, preserve
strengthen
demonstrate, highlight, show

research demonstrating the links between teaching standards and student performance

discover, find, identify, reveal, uncover

No links have been found between the two cases.

examine, explore, investigate

Her work explores the links between violence and gender relations.

indicate, suggest

The study suggests a strong link between workplace culture and a business's financial performance.

prove

Studies haven't proven a link between sugar and hyperactivity.

recognize
deny

The author denies the link between capitalism and fascism.

weaken
break, cut, sever

She has severed her last links with her family.

LINK + VERB
connect sth
exist

A strong link exists between music and the visual arts.

LINK + NOUN
road (BrE)
PREPOSITION
link across

trade links across the border

link between

The statistics show a clear link between social class and crime.

link in

The sales manager is regarded as the weakest link in the chain.

link into (esp. AmE)

ER & C has strong links into our company and into the industry.

link to

There is no link to an increase in cases of the disease.

link with

the city's traditional link with opera

2 electrical connection
ADJECTIVE
audio, video
radio, satellite, telephone
Internet, network
modem, wireless
fast, high-speed
data, digital, email
VERB + LINK
have
establish
lose
provide
PREPOSITION
via a/the link

a race transmitted via a satellite link

link to

The driver has a radio link to base.

link via

We're trying to establish a link via satellite.

3 to a web page
ADJECTIVE
embedded, hypertext, Internet, navigation, text, Web, website
bad, broken

One of the most important indicators of a high-quality site is absence of broken links.

related, relevant, useful

You'll find some useful links on the first couple of pages.

VERB + LINK
have

The page has links to relevant websites.

add, build, create
click, click on
follow
post, send

I'll send you the link by email.

check, update

The program checks links to all pages on this and external sites.

remove
fix
LINK + VERB
lead to sth, point to sth
work
PREPOSITION
link to

a link to my website

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verb (often be linked)
ADVERB
closely, intimately
firmly, strongly, tightly
indirectly, loosely
directly, explicitly, specifically

Diseases that can be directly linked to pollution.

indissolubly (formal), inextricably, inseparably, integrally

Poverty and crime are inextricably linked.

clearly, obviously
necessarily
intrinsically
intricately

The problems of the economy are intricately linked to other social issues.

causally
consistently

Unemployment is consistently linked with a variety of negative health effects.

physically
genetically, historically, thematically

diseases that might be genetically linked

The stories are linked thematically by a number of recurring images.

electronically

They started electronically linking these systems via high-speed networks.

romantically

She has never been romantically linked with anyone.

in some way, somehow

I could not help feeling that these factors were somehow linked.

forever

Christmas will be forever linked to memories of Sam's death.

together, up

The two spacecraft will link up in orbit.

PREPOSITION
into

The computers are linked into a network.

to

Scientists have linked the illness to the use of pesticides.

with

the road that links Cairo with Alexandria

Link is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bond, ↑bridge, ↑corridor, ↑evidence, ↑footpath, ↑pipeline, ↑route, ↑speculation, ↑thread
Link is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑computer, ↑murder

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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