Immigration and Naturalization Service, a US government agency
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Frequently with at. An attack, an onslaught; a quarrel, an argument; a ‘set-to’. Compare run-in. Chiefly Australian in later use.
Designating payments made by energy providers for electricity supplied to the network by households or businesses equipped with renewable energy technology; of or relating to such payments.
The person who is serving the ball.
The act of sending something in by post. Frequently attributive, especially designating ballots, surveys, etc., in which results are collected by post. Also concrete: an item intended to be sent in by post.
Now in plural A new thing, a novelty; (sometimes with singular concord) news, something new. Frequently in negative contexts, especially in to be no newings: to be nothing new.
A European Union nation uncommitted to membership of a single European currency. Also attributive: of or relating to such a nation.
A large, rowdy, open party.
A form of protest, especially in response to threatened closure or redundancy, in which workers occupy the workplace and continue working, typically to demonstrate the value or continuing viability of their work.
A device or piece of software that can be added to a computer to give extra features or functions
A newcomer or recent arrival
A purchase of shares by a broker after a seller has failed to deliver similar shares, the original seller being charged any difference in cost
North American term for phone-in.
A collapse of a roof or underground structure
A shot in a film that is edited into another shot or scene
A demonstration in which people lie down as if dead
A film-making and broadcasting technique whereby an image is made to appear gradually or the volume of sound is gradually increased from zero
The number of inputs that can be connected to a circuit
A person or thing acting or serving in place of another; a substitute
A meeting or other event attended by people who arrive by air
An introduction or preamble which allows one to move smoothly on to the next part of something
A prolonged stay in bed in the morning
A person who shares another’s living accommodation as a sexual partner or as an employee
An arrangement according to which a person or company is obliged to deal only with a specific company
A chance to take part or succeed in something
A gathering or party at which people are encouraged to express feelings of friendship and physical attraction, associated with the hippies of the 1960s
A plug-in module or plug-in software
A roadside cafe
An act or the right of putting the ball into a scrum
A horse or an athlete fraudulently substituted for another in a competition or event
The approach to an action or event
The sale of goods to retail traders prior to public retailing
A person or thing that is certain to succeed, especially someone who is certain to win a competition
A person confined indoors, especially as a result of either physical or mental disability
A form of protest in which demonstrators occupy a place, refusing to leave until their demands are met
A pair of step-in shoes; slip-ons
A relatively gentle close-range kick or tap that scores a goal
A connection or association
A score made by tipping a rebound into the basket
A large meal
An event, gathering, or situation characterized by laughter, especially one organized for this purpose.
An organized gathering at which people paint, especially as part of a campaign, protest, etc.
A correction or illustration printed separately from the main text of a book and pasted to the margin of the relevant page.
A gradual introduction.
The process of installing basic plumbing or wiring prior to full installation of fittings; an instance of this.
A meeting or conference for thoughtful discussion.
An illegal forced entry of a building or vehicle, typically to steal something
The point at which someone checks in
A drive-in facility