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-on US English

Forming nouns:

on US English

Physically in contact with and supported by (a surface)

ON1 US English

Ontario (in official postal use)

ON2 US English

Old Norse

on US Thesaurus

your purse is on the hood of my car

on–off US English

(Of a switch) having two positions, “on” and “off.”

pass the baton US English

Hand over a particular duty or responsibility

know which side one's bread is buttered US English

Know where one’s advantage lies

bring it US English

Used to express confidence in meeting a challenge

in a class of its own US English

Unequaled, especially in excellence or performance

ride the coattails of US English

Benefit from the success of (another), sometimes undeservedly

have an eye to the main chance US English

Look or be looking for an opportunity to take advantage of a situation for personal gain, typically a financial one

live off the fat of the land US English

Have the best of everything

off one's game US English

Playing badly (or well)

for hire US English

Available to be hired

lay hold of US English

Catch or gain possession of

live off US English

Depend on (someone or something) as a source of income or support

log in US English

Go through the procedures to begin use of a computer, database, or system

the man in the street US English

An ordinary person, often with regard to their opinions, or as distinct from an expert

be nuts about US English

Like very much

under penalty of US English

Under the threat of

be at the receiving end US English

Be the person to whom a telephone call is made

by request US English

In response to an expressed wish

set one's seal to US English

Mark with one’s distinctive character

set store by US English

Consider (something) to be of a particular degree of importance or value

go on US English

Continue or persevere

in on US English

Privy to (a secret)

up on US English

Well informed about

add-on US English

Something that has been or can be added to an existing object or arrangement

bag on US English


on cue US English

At the correct moment

end on US English

With the furthest point of an object facing toward one

on end US English

Continuing without stopping for a specified period of time

get on US English

Perform or make progress in a specified way

hit on US English

Discover or think of, especially by chance

on ice US English

(Of wine or food) kept chilled by being surrounded by ice

let on US English

Reveal or divulge information to someone

mid-on US English

A fielding position on the on side near the bowler

on-air US English

Being broadcast on radio or television

on dit US English

A piece of gossip; a rumour

on-job US English

Acquired or taking place whilst working; used especially of training.

put-on US English

A deception; a hoax

rag on US English

Complain about or criticize continually

rat on US English

Inform on (someone) to a person in a position of authority

run on US English

Continue without stopping; go on longer than is expected

run-on US English

Denoting a line of verse in which a sentence is continued without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza

set on US English

Attack (someone) violently

sit on US English

Fail to deal with

on tap US English

Ready to be poured from a tap

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