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case 1

noun

  • 1 this moral panic is a classic case of overreaction
    instance, occurrence, occasion, manifestation, demonstration, exhibition, exposition, expression;
  • 2 (the case) he told me that if that was the case I would have to find somebody else
    the situation, the position, the picture, the state of affairs, the state of play, the lie of the land;
    plight, predicament;
    event, contingency;
    circumstances, conditions, facts;
    how things stand, what's going on
    informal kettle of fish, ball game, score, story, set-up
  • 3 officers on the case are unable to find a motive
  • 4 urgent cases were turned away from the hospital
    patient, sick person, invalid, sufferer, victim;
    client
  • 5 he lost his case and was ordered to pay £1.5 million in damages
    lawsuit, action, legal action, suit, suit at law, cause, legal cause, trial, proceedings, legal proceeding(s), judicial proceedings, litigation, legal process, legal dispute, indictment
  • 6 this book makes a strong case for new research methods
    argument, contention, reasoning, logic, defence, justification, vindication, apology, polemic;
    statement, postulation, explanation, exposition, thesis, presentation, proclamation, expounding, claim;
    plea, appeal, petition
  • 7 the genitive case
    inflection, form, ending;
    morphology;
    semantic relationship
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    case 2

    noun

  • 1 a monogrammed cigarette case
    dated etui
  • 2 a seed case
  • 3British she hastily threw some clothes into a case
    suitcase, bag, travelling bag, travel bag, valise, grip, holdall, portmanteau;
    piece of luggage, item of baggage;
    trunk, chest;
    (cases)luggage, baggage
  • 4 a case of wine
    crate, box, pack, bin, coffer, casket, chest, basket, hamper
  • 5 his art collection sparkled in a glass display case
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  • 1 the Lee–Enfield rifle is cased in wood from butt to muzzle
    cover, surround, coat, encase, sheathe, wrap, envelop
  • 2 informal he went from room to room like a thief casing the joint
    reconnoitre, inspect, investigate, examine, scrutinize, survey, scout, explore, make an observation of, take stock of
    informal recce, make a recce of, check out
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