chest


chest
noun
ADJECTIVE
barrel, big, broad, huge, manly, massive, muscled, muscular, powerful, strong
narrow
flat

She wears loose clothes to hide her flat chest.

bare, naked
hairy
hairless, smooth
bad (BrE), tight, weak (esp. BrE)
lower, upper
VERB + CHEST
clutch, clutch at

Clutching his chest in agony, he fell to the ground.

beat, pound, thump

‘You need to have courage,’ he said, thumping his chest.

puff, puff out

He puffed out his chest proudly.

shave, wax
CHEST + VERB
expand, heave, rise and fall
puff, puff out, puff up, swell

His chest puffed out with indignation at the suggestion.

His chest swelled with pride as he accepted the award.

constrict (esp. AmE), tighten

Her chest tightened with fear.

ache, burn

She ran until her chest ached.

CHEST + NOUN
discomfort, pain, tightness
injury, wound
complaint (BrE), condition (BrE), disease, infection, problems
radiograph, X-ray
clinic
muscles
hair
area, cavity
PREPOSITION
in the/your chest

She was hit in the chest by two of the bullets.

on the/your chest

the hairs on his chest

to the/your chest

He suffered burns to the chest and neck.

She clutched her baby tightly to her chest.


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  • chest — W3S2 [tʃest] n [: Old English; Origin: cest, from Latin cista box, basket , from Greek kiste basket ] 1.) the front part of your body between your neck and your stomach →↑breast ▪ Her heart was pounding in her chest. ▪ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • chest — [chest] n. [ME chest, chiste < OE, ON, or L: OE cist & ON kista < L cista < Gr kistē, a box, basket < IE * kista, woven container > OIr cess, basket] 1. a box with a lid and, often, a lock, for storing or shipping things 2. Rare a… …   English World dictionary

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  • chest|y — «CHEHS tee», adjective, chest|i|er, chest|i|est. U.S. Slang. 1. conceited; self assertive: »bumbling doctors, madcap crooks, chesty admirals and busty dowagers ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Chest — (ch[e^]st), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Chested}.] 1. To deposit in a chest; to hoard. [1913 Webster] 2. To place in a coffin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] He dieth and is chested. Gen. 1. 26 (heading). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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