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string British & World English

Material consisting of threads of cotton, hemp, or other material twisted together to form a thin length

G-string British & World English

A garment consisting of a narrow strip of cloth attached to a waistband that covers only the genital area, worn as underwear or by striptease performers

string out in string British & World English

Stretch out into a long line

string out British & World English

Stretch out into a long line

string bass British & World English

(Especially among jazz musicians) a double bass

string bean British & World English

Any of various beans eaten in their fibrous pods, especially runner beans or French beans

string bed British & World English

(In India) a charpoy

string line British & World English

another term for balk line.

string tie British & World English

A very narrow necktie

string vest British & World English

A vest made of a meshed fabric, typically worn by men as underwear

drill string British & World English

A structure consisting of coupled lengths of pipe or casing, which occupies the hole made in drilling for oil or gas

first string British & World English

The best players on a team, the ones that normally play the most

second string British & World English

An alternative resource or course of action in case another one fails

string along in string British & World English

Stay with or accompany a person or group casually or as long as it is convenient

string along British & World English

Stay with or accompany a person or group casually or as long as it is convenient

string bikini British & World English

A scant bikini with straps of thin cord

string course British & World English

A raised horizontal band or course of bricks on a building

string-puller British & World English

A person who is in control of events or other people’s actions

string theory British & World English

A cosmological theory based on the existence of cosmic strings

unison string British & World English

A string in a piano or other instrument tuned to the same pitch (or to a pitch an octave higher) as another string and meant to be sounded with it

on a string in string British & World English

Under one’s control or influence

on a string British & World English

Under one’s control or influence

string quartet British & World English

A chamber music ensemble consisting of first and second violins, viola, and cello

character string British & World English

A linear sequence of characters stored in or processed by a computer

be strung out in string British & World English

Be under the influence of alcohol or drugs

string orchestra British & World English

An orchestra consisting only of string instruments of the violin family

sympathetic string British & World English

Each of a group of additional wire strings fitted to certain stringed instruments to give extra resonance

string someone along in string British & World English

Mislead someone deliberately over a length of time, especially about one’s intentions

string someone along British & World English

Mislead someone deliberately over a length of time, especially about one’s intentions

be strung out British & World English

Be under the influence of alcohol or drugs

string someone/thing up British & World English

Hang something up on strings

restring British & World English

Fit new or different strings to (a musical instrument or sports racket)

have another string to one's bow in bow1 British & World English

Have a further resource that one can make use of

bowstring British & World English

The string of an archer’s bow, traditionally made of three strands of hemp

string something together in string British & World English

Add items to one another to form a series or coherent whole

gee-string in G-string British & World English

A garment consisting of a narrow strip of cloth attached to a waistband that covers only the genital area, worn as underwear or by striptease performers

have another string to one's bow British & World English

Have a further resource that one can make use of

how long is a piece of string? in string British & World English

Used to indicate that something cannot be given a finite measurement

how long is a piece of string? British & World English

Used to indicate that something cannot be given a finite measurement

drone British & World English

A musical instrument, or part of one, sounding a continuous note of low pitch, in particular (also drone pipe) a pipe in a bagpipe or (also drone string) a string in an instrument such as a hurdy-gurdy or a sitar

drawstring British & World English

A string in the seam of the material of a garment or a bag, which can be pulled to tighten or close it

shoestring British & World English

A small or inadequate budget

a second string to one's bow in second string British & World English

An alternative resource or course of action in case another one fails

cosmic string in string British & World English

A hypothetical thread-like concentration of energy within the structure of space-time


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