car


car
noun
1 road vehicle with four wheels ⇨ See also ↑automobile
ADJECTIVE
fast
new
diesel (esp. BrE), electric, fuel-efficient (esp. AmE), hybrid, hydrogen-powered, motor (BrE, formal), petrol (BrE)
compact (esp. AmE), estate (BrE), hatchback (esp. BrE), luxury, mid-size (AmE), saloon (BrE) (sedan in AmE), sports
second
armoured/armored, cop (AmE, informal), patrol, police, squad, unmarked

Police in an unmarked car had been following the stolen vehicle.

race (AmE), racing (BrE), rally (BrE), stock
company, hire (BrE), rental (esp. AmE)
second-hand (esp. BrE), used

a used car salesman

private

The government wants to reduce the use of private cars.

getaway, speeding, stolen

The robbers abandoned their getaway car and ran off.

parked

There was a line of parked cars in front of the building.

classic, veteran (BrE), vintage
VERB + CAR
drive
have, own, run (esp. BrE)

It's very expensive to run a car these days.

lease
trade (AmE), trade in
take (esp. BrE)

It's too far to walk. I'll take the car.

borrow
get in, get into, pile into

He got in the car and they drove off.

The kids all piled into the car.

exit (AmE, formal), get out of
start
pull over, pull up, stop

He pulled his car over at a small hotel.

back, reverse
steer, swerve

He swerved his car sharply to the right.

overtake, pass
lose control of

I lost control of the car and it spun off the road.

leave, park
lock, unlock
abandon, dump
crash, wreck (esp. AmE)
impound (esp. AmE), tow, tow away, tow off
race
build, make, manufacture, produce
fix, repair, service, work on
take in

I have to take the car in for a service. (AmE)

I have to take the car in for service. (AmE)

wash
hire (esp. BrE), rent (esp. AmE)
break into, hot-wire (informal), steal
CAR + VERB
start

Despite the cold, the car started first time.

run on sth

cars that run on diesel

do sth

The car does 55 miles per gallon.

The car was doing over 100 miles an hour.

pull out

The red car suddenly pulled out in front of me.

drive off, pull away
overtake sb/sth, pass sb/sth
screech by/past, speed by/past, whizz by/past, zoom by/past
accelerate, speed up
slow down
come to a halt, draw up (esp. BrE), pull up, stop
skid, spin, swerve

Her car skidded on a patch of ice.

break down, stall
collide with sth, crash, hit sth

His car hit a van coming in the opposite direction.

CAR + NOUN
alarm, boot (BrE), door, engine, horn, key, phone, seat, trunk (AmE), tyre/tire, window

a car boot sale(= an outdoor sale where people sell things from the backs of their cars) (BrE)

ride
park (BrE) (parking lot in AmE), parking

There's not enough car parking in the city.

driver
dealer, dealership, salesman, showroom
buyer
hire (BrE), rental (AmE)
accident, crash, wreck (AmE)
chase
racing
bomb, bombing
wash
tax
ferry (esp. BrE)
PREPOSITION
by car

They take the children to school by car.

in a/the car

I'll wait for you in the car.

PHRASES
a brand of car (esp. AmE), a make of car, a model of car
cars on the road

The number of cars on the road is increasing all the time.

2 (esp. AmE) section of a train ⇨ See also ↑carriage
ADJECTIVE
rail (usually railcar) (AmE), railroad (AmE), railway (BrE)
subway (AmE)
cattle, coal, freight
baggage, dining (BrE, AmE), lounge (AmE), sleeping (BrE, AmE), smoking
Pullman (AmE)
VERB + CAR
pull

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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