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course British & World English

The route or direction followed by a ship, aircraft, road, or river

of course in course British & World English

Used to introduce an idea or action as being obvious or to be expected

on course in course British & World English

Following the intended route

of course British & World English

Used to introduce an idea or action as being obvious or to be expected

on course British & World English

Following the intended route

off course in course British & World English

Not following the intended route

off course British & World English

Not following the intended route

damp course British & World English

A layer of waterproof material in the wall of a building near the ground, to prevent rising damp

gut course British & World English

A college or university course requiring little work or intellectual ability

main course British & World English

The most substantial course of a meal

golf course British & World English

A course on which golf is played

access course British & World English

An educational course enabling those without traditional qualifications to become eligible for higher education

string course British & World English

A raised horizontal band or course of bricks on a building

lacing course British & World English

A strengthening course of bricks built into an arch or wall

assault course British & World English

A course through which the participants must run, negotiating obstacles to be climbed, crawled under, crossed on suspended ropes, etc., as used for training soldiers

in course of —— in course British & World English

Undergoing the specified process

sandwich course British & World English

A training course with alternate periods of formal instruction and practical experience

wearing course British & World English

The top layer of a road surface which is worn down by traffic

run its course in course British & World English

Complete its natural development without interference

run its course British & World English

Complete its natural development without interference

in due course in due British & World English

At the appropriate time

in due course British & World English

At the appropriate time

foundation course British & World English

A course taken at some colleges and universities, either in a wide range of subjects or in one subject at a basic level, preparing students for more advanced study

refresher course British & World English

A short course reviewing or updating previous studies or training connected with one’s profession

be blown off course in blow1 British & World English

(Of a project) be disrupted by some circumstance

correspondence course British & World English

A course of study in which student and tutors communicate by post

in course of —— British & World English

Undergoing the specified process

stay the course in stay1 British & World English

Keep going strongly to the end of a race or contest

stay the course British & World English

Keep going strongly to the end of a race or contest

on collision course in collision British & World English

Adopting an approach that is certain to lead to conflict with another person or group

on collision course British & World English

Adopting an approach that is certain to lead to conflict with another person or group

a matter of course British & World English

The usual or expected thing

a matter of course in matter British & World English

The usual or expected thing

par for the course in par1 British & World English

What is normal or expected in any given circumstances

par for the course British & World English

What is normal or expected in any given circumstances

be blown off course British & World English

(Of a project) be disrupted by some circumstance

the course of nature in course British & World English

Events or processes which are normal and to be expected

the course of nature British & World English

Events or processes which are normal and to be expected

clerk of the course in clerk British & World English

An official who assists the judges in horse racing or motor racing

clerk of the course British & World English

An official who assists the judges in horse racing or motor racing

steer a middle course in middle British & World English

Adopt a policy which avoids extremes

steer a middle course British & World English

Adopt a policy which avoids extremes

warn someone off the course in warn British & World English

Prohibit someone who has broken the laws of the Jockey Club from riding or running horses at meetings under the Jockey Club’s jurisdiction

warn someone off the course British & World English

Prohibit someone who has broken the laws of the Jockey Club from riding or running horses at meetings under the Jockey Club’s jurisdiction

orientation course in orientation British & World English

A course giving information to newcomers to a university or other institution


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