machine


machine
noun
1 piece of equipment
ADJECTIVE
giant, great, huge, large, powerful
portable
automated, automatic, electronic
sophisticated
efficient
knitting, sewing, video, washing
answering, fax
ATM, cash
exercise, rowing
arcade, gaming, karaoke, pinball
coffee, espresso, ice, soda
vending
dialysis, kidney, life-support, MRI, ultrasound, X-ray

The crash victim is now on a life-support machine.

voting
VERB + MACHINE
operate, run, use, work
install, set up

We've had a new washing machine installed.

start, stop
plug in, unplug
power
create, invent
build, make
service
fix, repair
design

The machine is designed to fit under a counter.

MACHINE + VERB
go, work

Is the machine working again?

break down, malfunction
run

The machine runs on solar power.

beep, hum, whirr
MACHINE + NOUN
operator
parts
tool

machine tools for making weapons

PREPOSITION
by machine

The potatoes are planted by machine.

in a/the machine

Just put those clothes in the machine (= the washing machine).

on a/the machine

I make my own dresses on my sewing machine.

machine for

a machine for making coffee

PHRASES
a make of machine

What make of machine are they using?

2 system/organization
ADJECTIVE
party, political

The independent candidates did not have the support of a party machine.

marketing, propaganda, publicity
military, war

the president's propaganda machine

administrative, government, state (all esp. BrE)
MACHINE + NOUN
politician, politics
PHRASES
a cog in the machine (figurative)

Tired of being a tiny cog in a vast machine, he handed in his resignation.

a well-oiled machine (figurative)

The department ran like a well-oiled machine after the reorganization.


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