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for- British & World English

Denoting prohibition

for British & World English

In support of or in favour of (a person or policy)

for better or worse British & World English

Whether the outcome is good or bad

set one's cap at British & World English

(Of a woman) try to attract (a particular man) as a suitor

beat the drum of British & World English

Be ostentatiously in support of

do duty as British & World English

Serve or act as a substitute for something else

have an eye to the main chance British & World English

Look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain

far be it from me to British & World English

Used to express reluctance to do something which one thinks may be resented

like grim death British & World English

With great determination

be man enough to do British & World English

Be brave enough to do

name someone/thing after British & World English

Call someone or something by the same name as

a race to the bottom British & World English

A situation characterized by a progressive lowering or deterioration of standards, especially (in a business context) as a result of the pressure of competition

make tracks British & World English

Leave (for a place)

f.o.r. British & World English

Free on rail

as for British & World English

With regard to

do for British & World English

Defeat, ruin, or kill

go for British & World English

Decide on; choose

up for British & World English

Available for

all for British & World English

Strongly in favour of

to die for British & World English

Extremely good or desirable

for why British & World English

For what reason

for'ard British & World English

Non-standard spelling of forward, used to represent a nautical pronunciation

for fun British & World English

In order to amuse oneself and not for any more serious purpose

for now British & World English

Until a later time

for one British & World English

Used to stress that the person named holds the specified view, even if no one else does

out for British & World English

Intent on having

call for British & World English

Make necessary

come for British & World English

Arrive to arrest or detain (someone)

done for British & World English

In a situation so bad that it is impossible to get out

for fair British & World English

Completely and finally

fall for British & World English

Fall in love with

find for British & World English

(Of a court) make a decision in favour of, or judge to be innocent

oh for —— British & World English

I long for ——

for free British & World English

Without cost or payment

for good British & World English

Forever; definitively

for hire British & World English

Available to be hired

for keeps British & World English

Permanently; indefinitely

for love British & World English

For pleasure rather than profit

for luck British & World English

To bring good fortune

make for British & World English

Move or head towards (a place)

for once British & World English

On this occasion only, as an exception

for real British & World English

Used to assert that something is genuine or is actually the case


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